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Mission:Recovery & MIO drop new passionate new song ”Unfaithful”

Mission:Recovery aka MNR is a rapper, songwriter, singer and music producer from Pune in India. He uses aggressive rap styles and adds in drum & bass dance sound elements to accelerate the music and to accentuate his message on various important youth-centric topics. Major influences include Linkin Park, Fort Minor, Machine Gun Kelly and many more.

Unfaithful” is a sad story about abuse and the raps are alight with fire here on this well-done track. The story is sadly all too real in the world we currently live in. The beat is dark and moody, just like the song. MIO makes an important feature here and the beat turns into a drum & bass track after starting off as Hip Hop. A fabulous mix indeed.

Mission:Recovery & MIO drop ”Unfaithful” into our laps and lets hope this song brings more awareness to the unacceptable abuse of children like it was intended.

Stream this new track right here on the Spotify music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Whoah58 motivate us all on new single ”BlacKKK Power”

Whoah58 have just brought out a powerful track called ”BlacKKK Power”. Inspired by the Black Lives Movement and other frustrations with the music game, this is quite the statement.

This is a pure Hip Hop song full of deepness and meaning. The group are on top form and deliver their lines to perfection on this one. They are frustrated with the world and just want a fair shot to perform without hate. Taken off ”Heartbreak and Love Letters From Toronto”, this is a quality release.

BlacKKK Power” is a haunting song in some ways and the passion is there for all the witness. This is a music outfit that spit on the bars with precision and timing. The lyrics are meaningful and you hope that this message is received loud and clear all over the world. It’s time for peace and understanding, not hate and divisiveness.

Stream here on Soundcloud.

Hear more on the Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Platune has dropped their fiery flawless Rap hit “The Assassin”

Philadelphia-based Rap artist Platune has just dropped their debut EP “Enter the Cave” featuring the colossal track “The Assassin”. Any fans of Wu-Tang Clan are going to want to hear the flawlessly fiery release.

Everything is on point in the Assassin. The way Platune’s snappy Rap bars collide against the smooth grind of the Old School instrumentals, the atmospheric layers which pull you deeper into the beguiling mix and the laceratingly sharp lyrics which offer a straight-up attack on the ludicrous state of our society.

By starting off with a sample affirming that all is vanity and illusion, the unfaltering tone for the track is set and it sticks until the dark, eerie, convictive track fades to a close. I honestly can’t remember the last time I heard so much visceral conviction in any track. Platune is exactly the kind of Rap artist we need on the airwaves right now.

You can check out Platune’s hit The Assassin for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sosbrand.On – Slide: Ingeniously Audacious Hip Hop

Atlanta, Georgia-based Rap artist Sosbrand.On left us hooked on their humility-soaked raw and honest sound with their 2020 album “21”. While each track stands a testament to the artist’s lyrical ingenuity, Slide is the best introduction to their audaciously brazen approach to Hip Hop.

It’s not every day that you’ll get to hear such wit and sniping execution in Rap bars. Sosbrand.On may have a playful approach to his tracks, but that definitely doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have plenty to say. His clear cut introspection tears through contemporary culture with razor-sharp precision.

The beats and production match the playful tone of the track. The solid instrumentals have been left frill-free yet infectiously melodic which amplifies the earworm potential of the track which you’ll want to give repeat attention to every time you need an urban aural pick me up.

You can check out Slide for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Marlee has dropped their ambiently trippy soul-soothing exotic feat of Alt Hip Hop “Dope”

Chances are, you won’t hit play on anything trippier than Alt Hip Hop artist Marlee’s recently released single “Dope” this year.

The wavy ambient experimental mix draws you in with the hazy multi-layered beats which Marlee uses to lay down his mellifluously soulful RnB-style Rap bars.

The exotic deftly polished mix allows you to immerse yourself in 3:32-minutes of pure unadulterated escapism. If you’ve paid attention to the outside world recently, you’ll know just how essential aural escapism is. You can either look at the news for your impression of society and humanity, or you can delve into dreamy soul-soothing hits such as Dope.

If any up and coming Hip Hop artist and songwriter deserves to top the charts in 2020, it’s Marlee. Their high vibe is infectious.

You can check out Dope along with the rest of Malee’s tracks by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Yung Rax is riding the new wave of Trap with their latest release “Quarantine Dreams”

US up and coming artist Yung Rax’s latest release “Quarantine Dreams” rides on the new wave of Trap while keeping way ahead of curve in the evolution of the genre. The angst in the lyricism hits hard, mainly due to the amount of resonance which you’ll find in the witty bars.

If you’ve been feeling disillusioned during quarantine, strap yourselves in for a deeply connectable ride.

The intricate wavy instrumentals create a mesmeric dreamy platform for Yung Rax’s contrasting candid, raw and honest Rap bars. He found the perfect balance with the vocal effects, there’s enough to allow their bars to fluidly melt into the infectious melodies, but not so much any of the conviction or emotion in their delivery has been lost. The mix may constantly evolve to keep the beats fresh, but from start to finish it delivers a consciousness-consuming grind. Yung Rax is definitely one to watch.

You can check out Yung Rax’s single on all streaming platforms including SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Canadian emcee T KELF 2FIDDY shows his frustration with ”my father”

Kelowna British Columbia, Canada is the home for T KELF 2FIDDY and he fires through the mic with his powerful new track ”my father”. This song speaks about his tough life growing up in foster homes as his parents couldn’t look after him due to their drug addictions.

T KELF 2FIDDY’s pain is especially apparent for his deadbeat father who he has clear disdain for. His anger on the mic is very clear and tears through the bars one by one. The Canadian emcee is in imperious form here and think this is his best effort yet.

my father” is one of the most powerful songs so far in 2020. This is a personal output that I bet he has been waiting ages to release. The beat helps matters here and paints this disturbing picture of a young boy being left practically on his own. The lyrics are raw and from the heart with astounding results.

Head through to his Soundcloud to hear from this excellent lyricist.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Key Boat 2300 has dropped their super-charged Trap Hit “Burnt Out”

For their latest single, breaking Hip Hop artist Key Boat 2300 teamed up with producer Sean.MP3 to create an aggressively immersive feat of New Wave Trap. If you want to hear just how far Trap has come in 2020, strap yourselves in and hit play on Burnt Out.

The high-energy supercharged hit makes it all too easy to connect with Key Boat 2300’s vibe and playful lyrical grind. If you’re feeling similarly burnt out, you’ll feel the apathy lift once you get stung with the fire of this unmissably fresh release.

With the wit in the gritty lyrics and the atmospheric production, Burnt Out has all the makings of a viral Hip Hop hit. I have a feeling that it’s only a matter of time before the artist has a viral track under their belt.

You can check out Key Boat 2300’s latest single Burnt Out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Arcenio Cayetano has dropped their atmospherically intense Hip Hop debut “Ttab”

If it has been a while since you heard a Hip Hop debut worth getting excited about, hit play on Arcenio Cayetano’s first officially released single Ttab.

Ttab kicks off with an artfully arrestive prelude which will ensure that you’re well and truly transfixed by the time Arcenio Cayetano’s high-vibe unapologetically salacious bars kick in.

The up and coming artist made stylistic comparisons hard to make with the way the mix constantly evolves. Expect to find nuances of RnB, Pop, Trap and Old School Hip Hop weaved into the futuristically fresh, atmospherically intense track which was polished with precision by Mango Tree Productions.

You can check out Arcenio Cayetano’s single on all major streaming platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dre Bennett has dropped their perception-shifting, gratitude-invoking Hip hop track “Dynamic”

After the success of their debut single “Believe”, up and coming Hip Hop artist Dre Bennett stepped into the recording booth with yet another perception-shifting track with “Dynamic”.

Dynamic captures many different atrocities which we’re facing in 2020, but between the sobering illustrations of injustice are reminders not to take anything for granted. Systematic racial oppression and high unemployment rates are very real issues. But fighting them doesn’t mean you need to resign to hopelessness and despair.

It’s all too easy to fall into an existential hole these days. Fresh and resonant Hip Hop tracks like Dynamic are essential to have on the airwaves to remind you that optimism isn’t impossible, and apathy isn’t the only answer.

With lines like “Your perceptions are not my reality,” you’re forced to consider your personal perception of reality. Dre Bennett’s lyrical wisdom is worth its weight in gold.

You can check out Dynamic along with Dre Bennett’s other releases via Spotify and all other major streaming services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast