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US Hip Hop artist Dolla has dropped their most compelling and candid single yet with “Pray”

While US Hip Hop artist Dolla has dropped plenty of hits since making their debut in 2012, the perfect introduction to his compelling and candid Hip Hop style is their seminal single Pray.

As much as people like to believe that they understand everyone, we don’t, which is why tracks such as Pray are worth their weight in gold. It opens listeners up to a lived experience, and whether you find resonance or that you are worlds apart, the lyrical introspection will hit hard. From the first verse, you’re hooked by the smoothly metered Rap bars while the instrumentals offer a mellow, rhythmic atmosphere ensuring that when you hit play, all your consciousness is consumed.

You can check out Dolla’s latest single Pray for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YT HellaKingin has dropped their grooving RnB Hip Hop hit Friday Night featuring Heartbreaka and Dale Keano

Pop, RnB and Hip Hop all euphorically converge in the high-vibe grooving hit Friday Night which is the latest release from breaking US Hip Hop artist YT HellaKingin.

To add even more dynamism and fire to the mix, YT HellaKingin hooked up with two urban legends in their own right, Heartbreaka and Dale Keano. Soul spills in equal measure from the romantically sweet lyrics, the warm beats and vocals as they switch between arrestive Rap versing and smooth crooning. And thanks to the flawless production, tracks don’t come much more radio-ready than Friday Night.

In short, if you’re looking for an entrancingly tropic aural pick me up, look no further.

You can check out the official video to YT HellaKingin’s single Friday Night which premiered on May 29th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vibe out with Dirk Diggler’s transfixing Ambient Trap single “VONTAZE BURFICT”

Every now and again, you’ll hit play on a Hip Hop track which utterly consumes you from the first verse. If it’s been a while since you’ve struck aural Rap gold, hit play on Dirk Diggler’s standout single VONTAZE BURFICT.

It’s playful, it’s convictive and it offers a fresh new approach to Party Hip Hop. While the beats will leave you hypnotised, Dirk Diggler’s bars which rest atop of them get you in the mood for hedonism.

VONTAZE BURFICT is just one of the tracks which you’ll find on their 2020 release CODIRK-19, while each track is as indulgent as the last, VONTAZE BURFICT is a mould-breaking feat of Trap which is all too easy to connect with.

You can check out Dirk Diggler’s track VONTAZE BURFICT for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fiery Lyrical Conviction Meets Ambient Beats in GV’s Standout Hip Hop Single “Lil Min”

Breaking Hip Hop artist & activist GV made their debut in 2018 with the firestorm of a Rap album “Calm Before the Storm”. If you let the release pass you by, there’s no better time to hit play on the collection of adrenalizing convictive tracks which tackle issues which are (unsurprisingly) just as prevalent today.

The perfect introduction to GV’s fiery approach to ambient Hip Hop is Lil Man, a mould-breaking feat of Hip Hop where ambient dreamy beats create the platform for GV’s justifiably aggressive vocals which verse the hard-hitting, raw and real lyrics.

The lyrics may invoke a smorgasbord of emotion, but the smooth and hazy production makes sure that any anger thrown your way in Lil Man hits you accordantly.

You can check out GV’s single Lil Min along with their album by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nomad helps the Black Lives Matter movement with ”Daddy Changed The World”

Daddy Changed The World” is produced by Kurrency & Hyprspvce and features the rapper Nomad who is in passionate form on this important message.

Black Lives Matter. This has been a massive and important movement in 2020. Emcee Nomad joins the millions of souls around the world and has his say on the matter. With powerful raps and such passion, you can tell that he really cares.

Nomad takes a courageous stand on ”Daddy Changed The World” and for this he must be applauded. He truly gets it and uses his voice to make a difference. He wants to educate and let people know that it isn’t about color. It’s all about making change at the highest level possible. This is a fine Hip Hop track that is truly inspiring.

To hear this track be sure to head through to the Soundcloud music link.

Check out the Facebook page for Nomad and see what he has been up to.

If you prefer Spotify then you know what to do.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Young Rooney – Left Hand: Atmospherically Ensnaring Alt Hip Hop.

Breaking Hip Hop artist Young Rooney has followed-up from the success of their debut single with their second atmospherically ensnaring single “Left Hand”. After a tension-building prelude, Let Hand unravels as a transfixing feat of contemporary Trap.

The gripping mix may pull in an element or two from the Old School-style, but Young Rooney perceptibly made the gripping sound in Left Hand his own. He found the perfect balance of ominous vibes and hard-hitting reality reflecting lyrics in Left Hand. It may be dark, but it’s anything but gritty, the polished production carries an almost hypnotic tendency. We definitely don’t get to say that every day.

You can check out Young Rooney’s single Left Hand for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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AJ Peoples has dropped their visceral attack on 2020 with their revolution-calling single “Do I…”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist AJ Peoples’ latest single “Do I…” stands as a testament to the fact that the best music is born out of dark times.

The track perfectly captures the anger, confusion and need for revolution that we’ve all felt over the last few months. But AJ Peoples does far more than just relay details from a shared experience. The passion, venom and conviction in Do I… have the power to change your outlook on lockdown and the BLM movement. The energising track gives you a fresh hit of frustration with how the world is currently unravelling before us, it also compels you to throw away any complacency and apathy and use your voice. We might not all have the lyrical prowess as AJ Peoples, but that’s no reason to stay silent.

In short, Do I… is an unforgettable perception-shifting track which I’d need a significant brain injury to forget.

You can check out the official video to AJ Peoples’ single which dropped on June 24th for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Rick$ brought poignantly sobering introspection into the realms of Gangster Rap with “Thug Ways”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Jay Rick$ has recently dropped their striking new single Thug Ways. Whatever your perceptions of Gangster Rap are, throw them out of the window before you hit play.

The compelling track holds up a mirror to our 21st-century reality where it’s all too clear that nothing has changed since N.W.A. used their aggression to create hit records. But that doesn’t mean that Jay Rick$’ track isn’t fresh. It drips with commercial potential. His transfixing ability to pull you right into the candidly revealing first-person perspective made Thug Ways one of the most grounding tracks I’ve heard this year.

The cutting minor notes around the rattle of the drumbeats are more than effective at setting the sobering tone. The sobering tone which will stick around long after the atmospheric track has faded to a close. We’re already stoked to hear what comes next.

You can check out the official music video to Thug Ways which dropped on July 2nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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DivineDonJulio – Dance with You: A High-Vibe Hip Hop Playlist Essential

If your Summer Hip Hop playlists need a little work, breaking artist DivineDonJulio’s standout release “Dance with You” is more than happy to do the high-vibe heavy lifting.

The smooth tropic beats create a rhythmically captivating platform for DivineDonJulio’s salaciously tantalising RnB Hip Hop vocals while the lyrics will well and truly put you in the mood for some sun-soaked hedonism.

From start to finish, Dance with you is an entrancingly euphoric hit which stands as a testament to the artist’s dynamic vocal prowess and their ability to cook up a danceable urban earworm. For your sanity’s sake, get him on your radar.

You can check out DivineDonJulio’s sweet summer jam for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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