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Jott has released an aural sign of our anxious times with “Terrified”

It isn’t uncommon for Rap artists to make no bones about how utterly tragic the world is. But some artists have that special ability to touch a nerve and let the empathy spill. Up and coming Hip Hop artist Jott possesses that very same evocative superpower.

In their latest album “Rough Draft” you’ll hear raw candid introspective versed with absolute conviction within a soundscape which blends Old School vibes with layers contemporary Trap. The best introduction to Jott’s distinctive approach to Hip Hop is the standout single “Terrified”. The single resonantly alludes to the fear and uncertainty which so many of us have to deal with, day in, day out. But there are very few artists who can paint that picture of well-rationalised anxiety as well as Jott.

You can check out Terrified along with the rest of the soberingly raw album from Jott for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Mr. Leary – Lost in Translation: Experimental Indie Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Mr. Leary has recently dropped their debut EP “Lost in Translation”. Each of the tracks on the album is a transfixing blend of high-fire indie contemporary Rap, yet, the best introduction to their distinctive urban approach is the title track.

While Lost in Translation didn’t have the strongest start, once you were able to get aligned with the light and fluid guitar melody which was put behind the mix the immersive magnetism started to resonate.

Lost in Translation may not be the most accessible Hip Hop track which we’ve checked out recently, but it’s undeniable that Mr. Leary has plenty of potential. Under slightly more concordant and radio-ready beats which sit in tighter synergy with the bars, they’d be unstoppable.

You can check out Lost in Translation for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Pyrex Plat teams up with Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard to create the high-fire R&B Rap drop “Silver Lining”

“Silver Lining” is the infectious new drop from up and coming Hip Hop artist Pyrex Plat. If you’ve lost any faith in Contemporary Rap, this release will definitely restore it.

The track may kick-off as a feat of Old School Hip Hop, but through the vocal contributions of Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, the two artists created a dynamic hit with an unforgettably sweet R&B chorus.

With the vocal switch-ups found in Silver Lining, it feels as though each new progression brings something fresh to the mix. In fact, Silver Lining is one of those tracks which you’re actually gutted when it fades out. And those kinds of tracks are as easy to find as a needle in a SoundCloud haystack.

You can check out Pyrex Plat’s latest single Silver Lining for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Uriel J. Winfree III is set to drop their most charismatic Indie Trap track yet with “Killer for My Love”

Those of a nervous disposition may want to practice some caution as they hit play on Uriel J. Winfree III’s latest Trap single “Killer for My Love”.

The Indie Rap artist saw no need for a prelude instead, with Killer for My Love, you’re thrown into an abrasive soundscape which Uriel J. Winfree III instils with their soulfully charismatic vibe. The experimental and slightly disconcerting track resonates as captivating from the first verse to the last.

There’s no denying that Uriel J. Winfree III has magnetic energy, I didn’t think it was possible for EDM Hip Hop beats to sound a little cheeky, after hearing the standout track on their upcoming EP “Castle Face” I definitely do.

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer before you can check out Killer for My Love along with the rest of the EP. In the meantime, you can head over to Uriel J. Winfree III’s Spotify page and check out their earlier official releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Barbaric Barry Releases Their Latest High-Fire Hip Hop Drop “Rap with the Gods” ft. Soup Koola

For his latest drop, “Rap with the Gods” Barbaric Barry teamed up with up and coming Rap artist Soup koola. Together they created a high tempo contemporary Hip Hop track which may just leave you questioning whether the Rap artists need oxygen at all.

The relentless Rap versing transcends even what Eminem can spit into a mic, yet, Rap with the Gods is more than just high rapid-fire Rap bars, there’s also plenty of lyrical ingenuity weaved into the track which plays a heavy hand in ensuring that you’re hooked straight from the first verse. The polished production on Rap with the Gods is just the cherry on the cake. The EDM Hip Hop beats may take a backseat, but they still create the perfect platform for the bars.

You can check out Rap with the Gods for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Josh! – What’s the Reason: Rapid Fire Hip Hop

“What’s the Reason” is the second single from breaking Bay Area Pop Trap artist Josh!, any fans of relentless lyrical versing sitting in synergy with big EDM beats are sure to find a new playlist essential with this drop.

The fast tempo track is as far from ambient as you can get, instead, the up and coming artist threw in plenty of rapid-fire. While we could definitely appreciate the energy which was poured into What’s the Reason, when the chorus hit, it was easy to feel that there was too much involved in the mix and it was slightly lacking in melodicism. But What’s the Reason still stands as a testament to Josh!’s talent when it comes to cooking up high-fire Hip Hop Rap hits.

You can check out Josh!’s single What’s the Reason for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Don Cooly – One Too Many ft. Ali: Bass-Heavy Alt Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop Rap artist Don Cooly dropped their latest bass-heavy mix “One Too Many” on August 15th, 2019. To create the high fire drop, they teamed up with Rap artist Ali, together, the two artists layered the track with rhythmic lyrical waxing which will hook you into the experimental mix right from the first verse. They didn’t fail to incorporate plenty of vocal switch-ups either, so from R&B harmonics to relentless commanding Rap versing, One Too Many offers it all.

The dark Trap mix comes with lashing of unexpected bass which somehow seamlessly sits against the ethereal reverb which has been poured into the prodigal mix which is One Too Many.

You can check out Don Cooly’s latest single One Too Many for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast




Kasper Park Reinvents Contemporary Rap with the Smooth Downtempo Trap Mix “Sorry Baby”

“Sorry Baby (A Sunken Place)” is just one of the atmospheric Hip Hop hits found on up and coming artist Kasper Park’s debut album “Network”.

The West Philadelphia set out to reinvent contemporary Rap, and it’s safe to say that with Sorry Baby they’ve been successful. So, anyone looking for fresh wavy beat-driven Trap for their vibe-out playlists are definitely going to want to turn their attention to Sorry Baby. As soon as you hit play on the track, you sink into a smooth and flowing mix of downtempo Hip Hop, and you surrender yourself to Kasper Park’s rhythmically intricate tide of rhythm.

You can check out Sorry Baby along with the rest of the tracks on Kasper Park’s 2019 album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Manchester Grime Artist Dyno Drops Their Slickest Track Yet with “Wave”

You don’t need a golden ear for music to tell that Manchester-based Grime artist Dyno is going to blow up in a big way. You just need to check out their latest single “Wave”.

Wave has an incredible energy right from the first verse. The Rap bars run clean enough to allow you to soak up the commanding charisma which has been thrown into this mix. Any fans of Stormzy, Skepta, J Hus & Giggs are definitely going to want put Dyno on their radars.

Any artist can step to the mic and spit a few bars, but Dyno demonstrated their distinction through the tight precision in the meter and rhyme in the bars in Wave. Better yet, Dyno never allowed any of the lyrics to become illegible despite the insanely fast versing.

As for the beat, you may as well be listening to a Dizzee Rascal production – it’s polished, it’s slick, and I suppose I’m going to have to call it fire. Manchester may be on the music map for a lot of reasons, and it’s with no exaggeration do I say that Dyno has every potential to be to Grime & Rap what Oasis was to Indie. The Grime scene may be mainly underground, but it is artists such as Dyno who prove that they more than worthy of spots in the mainstream.

You can check out the official music video to Dyno’s latest drop Wave for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Vexed – See Me As I Am: A Vibe-Out Hip Hop Playlist Essential


Up and coming Lo-Fi artist Vexed has recently released their latest EP “Nostalgic” which will be an incredibly welcome addition to your vibe-out playlists. Even though each of the 6 tracks offers a uniquely compelling Lo-Fi catharsis, the best introduction to Vexed’s distinctive style is the standout single “See Me As I Am”.

With the stripped-back and slightly wavy atmospheric beats, all of your focus falls into the depth of the introspection which is present in the Rap bars. From the first verse, you’re hooked in this smoothly mesmeric mix. Vexed may be an up and coming artist right now, but their ability to orchestrate such smooth ambient grind will undoubtedly award them with plenty of attention in the future.

You can checkout See Me As I am along with the rest of the album from Vexed via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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