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Chris Register – Out of Breath: Eccentrically Expressive Sticky Sweet Trap

Anyone who appreciates their Hip Hop on the more alternative side will definitely want to pay attention to up and coming Rap artist Chris Register’s latest single “Out of Breath”.

Experimentalism and expression are the essence of Out of Breath.

There may be aural quantum leaps in terms of style, momentum and tone which will throw you away from the arrestive melodies, but it’s all too easy to find your footing in Chris Register’s nuancedly smooth flow once more.

This sticky-sweet Trap hit may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if undiluted, playful ingenuity is your bag, you won’t need to think twice when it comes to adding Out of Breath to your playlists.

You can check out Chris Register’s single Out of Breath for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lord Kuda – Soldier featuring Hoodicide: Inspirationally Fresh Hip Hop

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Breaking US-based Hip Hop artist Lord Kuda has been responsible for plenty of evocatively mindful tracks, with their latest single “Soldier” their introspection reached inspiring new heights.

While the world feels uncertain and impossible to find a foothold in, Soldier provides a powerfully unique olive branch of empowerment as you listen to the vitriolically uplifting verses unfold.

For Soldier, Lord Kuda teamed up with Hoodicide to create a fresh new atmospheric Trap hit. The intricate and light yet convictive beats will lock you into the melodies and make it all too easy for you to follow the resonant verses.

If you haven’t already jumped on Lord Kuda’s hype, now would be the time to embrace their ingenuity and place them firmly on your radars.

You can check out Lord Kuda’s latest single Soldier for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jam : Ali has dropped their latest EDM Hip Hop hit “Focus”

High-octane Hip Hop fans won’t want to miss out on the momentous standout single “Focus” from up and coming artist Jam : Ali.

We don’t often get to hear artists who can match the quick-fire lyrical pace of artists such as Eminem, Busta Rhymes and Twista. But when Focus reaches peak momentum, it’s impossible not to feel a surge of awe transpire as you drink in Jam : Ali’s ability to wax lyrical.

The progressive track winds down the tempo between the frantic bars allowing you to soak up the resonant and charismatic sentiment behind Focus; it’s an adrenalizing hit which demands repeat attention. With the production being as pioneering as it was polished, Jam : Ali is undoubtedly one to watch.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gbeezy DotTruuf drops single Already: A whole load of styles combined into one

Rap, Hip-Hop and RnB artist Gbeezy DotTruuf has released his single ‘’Already’’. He sure knows how to drop a killer beat.

Most of the time with Rap music, the vocals and sometimes the pace of the voice stays pretty flat. Gbeezy gives this adenoidal sound to his voice, in parts it sounds like it’s more of a gravelly tone in places and then in other parts he sounds raucous.

There is such a huge range of different vocal ranges and styles of voice, which is something that Already offers, it shows how much Gbeezy as an artist can change up his sound but the track still sound insane.

The instrumental melodies are fairly generic, it has a beat that intertwines really well with the song, but the way in which the vocal approach is delivered is what makes this track a hit for sure.

Feel free to check out Gbeezy DotTruuf Already by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Ammon – Double Edged (Prod.pure): Rap and Hip-Hop taken to a whole other level

Rap and Hip-Hop artist Ammon has dropped a killer single ‘‘Double Edged’’ and it’s safe to say that it’s rap at it’s finest for sure.

Nowadays Rap like Pop can be such a generic genre, the way in which it sounds is just so similar, it’s a matter of what can the newer and more up and coming artists offer that would make them shine in the music industry especially in something like Rap, well it’s safe to say Ammon does not have to worry about that after listening to his track Double Edged.

Something that makes this track sound out is it doesn’t need much for it to be a hit, the vocal approach is fairly flat and has this dark and sad kind of feel to it like the voice is zoning out in a distorted way. It’s done in a way that makes Ammon so mesmerising to listen too, it’s not just your same old Rap track, it has this whole new energy one that needs to be recognised.

This single is pretty incredible and we are so excited to see what Ammon has planned for the rest of the year definitely check this one out, you won’t regret it!

Check out Ammons new single by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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MC! – HOW I REALLY FEEL: Infectiously Fresh Adrenalizing Hip Hop

US Alt Hip Hop artist MC! has dropped their most immersive track yet with “HOW I REALLY FEEL”. We don’t come across Rap earworms all too often, but with the not so subtle hooks and the adrenalizing vibe behind the mix, we’re sure you’ll find it as infectiously fresh as we did.

The volatile energy which feeds into the beats and the relentlessly paced Rap bars hook you in from the first verse. It comes as no surprise that HOW I REALLY FEEL is on the way to becoming a viral track after it was released in February 2020.

The grinding experimental EDM beats aren’t shy about bringing the bass. The stylistic instrumental storm may pull your mind away from the lyrics, but that’s all the more reason to give HOW I REALLY FEEL the repeat attention it deserves.

You can check out MC!’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Yung Furst is set to drop their most hard-hitting feat of Hip Hop to date with “In a Minute”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Yung Furst is set to release their hardest hitting feat of Hip Hop to date. “In a Minute” moves away from the usual Sad Hip Hop archetypes and into the realms of ingenuity.

There’s a myriad of textures and tones to be found in the track giving the soundscape a fully-rounded humanistic feel. The light fragments of airy ethereal reverb-soaked optimism rise up from the stabbing minor notes.

The pensive prelude attempts to prepare you for an emotive feat of Hip Hop. Yet, nothing can quite prepare you for the emotive weight which may leave more sensitive souls suitably bruised.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out In a Minute for yourselves. But in the meantime, you can check out some of Yung Furst’s earlier releases via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cat Clark – Ghost: Authentically Atmospheric EDM Hip Hop

Since Cat Clark made her debut in 2017, she’s amassed an ardent following and plenty of hype around her sound. When you delve into her uniquely striking brand of Hip Hop, it’s easy to see why.

Cat Clark has recently released her ninth single “Ghost” which serves as the perfect introduction to her atmospherically moody take on Hip Hop which also borrows elements of Pop and Ambient Electronica. With a steady and effortlessly smooth Rap delivery combined with lyrics which unravel like spoken word poetry over intricately layered downtempo EDM Hip Hop beats, it’s hard not to get excited by Cat Clark’s potential.

In the overwhelming majority of HipHop tracks we hear, we hear replication and assimilation of former sounds. Yet, when it came to Cat Clark’s single Ghost, her evident lack of concern when it comes to genre constraints left us instantly enamoured.

You can check out Cat Clark’s latest single Ghost for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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WTL by Wn8o: Musical Evolution At Its Finest!

Wn8o are the real deal and WTL is the banger we’ve all been waiting for!

sShoWw and Pownz have a magnetic energy that is hard to ignore and doubly hard to recreate. Their new single, ‘WTL’ introduces us to younger, more evolved version of the finger snapping culture that was born and bred in ATL. The catchy hook and the in-your-face lyric are laid back yet attention grabbing. Wn8o are stoking a fire under rap culture, in a similar way to Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins, with a vibe that is hot and unique and lyrics that are well rounded and authentic.

That’s what really jumps out at you through the music – authenticity. These guys are not posers who want to be famous and are using Hip-Hop as a ride there. The beat, the lyric, the well produced video, all speak of the grind. The track drips of pushing forward when instead of a silver spoon, you were given a lead balloon and, of making it against the odds.

Where The Light?

There’s nothing more Hip-Hop than that.

Listen to WTL by Wn8o here on YouTube. Enjoy the song and the brilliant video.

Review by Susan Harriott

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Theo Mawali releases ‘We Walk’: From Reggae to Rap

Reggae, Hip-Hop, DanceHall and Rap all intertwine together to create Theo Mawalis new single ‘We Walk’.

Quite a mixture of genres for artist Theo but he manages to combine them all in an amazing way. Your taken on this journey through different ranges and vocal tones.

At the start the Reggae elements shine through, the rhythm is mellow and soft, but then as you pass the middle the sound completely turns and is solidly just Rap, it keeps swerving in and out of them two sounds, but even though they do sound distinctive genres it still works perfectly.

Theo Mawali is one to check out if you’re into the combination of Reggae and Rap or perhaps it’s something that you’ve never embarked on before, it’s definitely worth delving into for sure.

If you want to check out Theo Mawalis new single We Walk you can by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall