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The story of absolute despondence: ‘Sorry for Me’ by Tom Ivory is the tale of going under due to heartbreak

The song starts right away with a bang, and there is no break the whole way through. The sad story of a broken soul is described through the lens of a new school Rap artist, who keeps it real the whole way through. The love has been lost and the barreling wave of getting sucked under the foamy water, is proving too much at the moment. 21 year old Candian Rapper/Producer Tom Ivory is so honest on ‘Sorry for Me‘, and this is a worrying story of how love can crush your heart into smithereens.

The fragmented splintered soul is so fractured like a broken arm, the pain is there right in front of you and won’t go away. This is the story about how this artist is taking too many pills to mask the hurt underneath. The actual pain is actually only growing day by day, and by hiding away in the dark corner questioning everything you did, the hurt is only manifesting deep into the body and mind.

His words are so honesty portrayed and he raps with such skill, the fury of being let down is so paramount to the listener. The open wounds are far from being healed, and the beat stings the tail like a jellyfish at your leg, the blood thickens and you feel like you are going to pass out all the time.

With a wild imagination and a downward cycle of self-distraction, the tale of how love can cut you up so deep, it hurts like nothing else you have ever felt. Vancouver local Tom Ivory is quite breathless on the exuberantly produced ‘Sorry for Me‘, the warning for all that fall too hard, and can’t get up. The support of real friends and kind strangers, is the only way to step up into reality again.

Hear this intense song on his Spotify and find him in Social Media via Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Showing your true feelings: New Jersey born emcee King Logan is lyrically supreme on ‘B.A.D’

He slides in with the crew and storms the mic with a ferociously hungry attitude and wants to be up there with the best. This is his time and the belief is certainly not lacking. US indie emcee King Logan is lyrically expressive on the sexy new Hip Hop track named ‘B.A.D‘.

This is a man that like the bad girls, even if he knows deep down that they will eventually hurt him. A flamboyant lyrical delivery awaits us and we turn this one up to hear each word real close. This is that party type of Hip Hop and is one for the club, late at night when the bar is saying last rounds.

After a day out in Philadelphia’s Love Park a few years ago, his passion for skateboarding and music combined into a perfectly constructed drink, the taste-buds were alive and he knew what to do. Make music that uplifts his community and do that all the time.

You can feel the hunger here as he knows that he can’t be messing around with just any girl, making money is front and centre of his focus and finding the right woman will come. He wants her to be loyal and a little bad but mostly good as that is where you Queen will appear from.

King Logan shows off his freestyle-inspired flow on ‘B.A.D‘ and this is a supremely talented artist with plenty more left in the tank.

Hear this hot new Hip Hop track on his Spotify and see more on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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‘Got the Juice’ is the new Hip Hop club banger from Houston rapper Dre LaDon

Got the Juice‘ is the new Hip Hop club banger from Houston rapper Dre LaDon who further cements his name in the US rap scene.

You have the juice inside, that extra little x-factor that you are either born with or not. You feel that this is your time and others are taking notice of your style, your raps and they can see it in your eyes. This is your time and you are ready to take this to the next level upwards.

This beat is crystallized with some extra oomph that is so rare. This is one of the rise-along tracks to pump loud in your mates care while going to go and pick up your other friends. This is music to be enjoyed with the volume up real high.

Dre LaDon was the first rapper to have a Hip Hop track played at his beloved Houston Texan stadium in the NFL. This shows that he is willing to go further to others to get his music played, far and wide. ‘Got the Juice‘ is the vibe that you will want to share with friends and this is a fine rap track in 2020.

Click here for the Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Dum[ie] brings us lo-fi Hip Hop cruiser ‘mom jeans’ ft. Qub3

Dum[ie] brings us his brand new lo-fi Hip Hop cruiser that impresses with ‘mom jeans‘ ft. Qub3.

Dum[ie], is an alternate persona of a very mild and a sort of timid, but outgoing person. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, 40 minutes south of Detroit, life wasn’t easy. Life was always what you made it. Growing up with three older brothers, and one younger, Tashmere “Dum[ie]” Matthews found it tough to be recognized. Despite this challenge, his mother always helped him and soon music became his real passion. He hasn’t stopped since. This is his life and he loves making music.

The flow is tight here, the lyrics grab you and I like the style here of the new school Hip Hop track. The rapper really pushes his name up the ranks here with this fascinating track all about fashion and doing things your way.

mom jeans‘ ft. Qub3 shows Dum[ie] in his best light here. This is a bouncy Hip Hop track that will stick in your mind for hours. Just the way we like it.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Aaron Everything sings with such passion on the thoughtful ‘Die In L.A’

The acoustic version of ‘Die In L.A‘ is such a top track and this is thanks to the skills of Aaron Everything.

The Hollows acoustic EP is comprised of 3 of Aaron’s older tracks which he and his engineer Julian brought new life to along with the help from other musicians around the internet. Aaron wanted to do an acoustic EP since he began in music after taking a lot of influence from BLACKBEAR specifically his ‘DEAD‘ album.

Die in L.A’ to Aaron is an emotive piece about not wishing to be stuck in a small town and small town mindset for the rest of his life. Feeling as if you’re just going through the motions of life with no real promise but having big city dreams is built deep into Irish culture with the history of mass emigration in this country. But seeing how this virus has been handled and the social unrest in other countries like America, Aaron is torn in where to go in his life to best benefit his music and mental well-being. This is a true story and one that millions of us think about. Stay in the same town or get out and risk not being happy either.

Aaron Everything is a top performer and ‘Die In L.A‘ is a thoughtful song that ticks all the boxes.

Click here for the Soundcloud page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mowille – “Sugar Daddy”: tongue-in-cheek summeriness that will stick in your head for days

Mowille is a UK-based Nigerian rapper known for recording in both English and his native Yoruba; for his latest, he’s partnered up with Damola Davis and Uchay to bring us the tongue-in-cheek ‘Sugar Daddy’. The track skirts around the boundaries of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and R&B whilst maintaining something playful and unique, all the while showcasing Mowille’s (occasionally on-the-line) humour.

Yeah, it’s probably not going to win any awards from the PC-brigade, but with a chorus this stormingly catchy, who cares? The lyrics are fun with a great hook, there’s some serious stylistic versatility across Mowille, Davis, and Uchay, and musically the track is bouncy, chilled, and uplifting all at the same time. Watch out for this one, it’s distinctive, frisky, and summery as hell, with a chorus that will stick in your head for days.

Check out Mowille on Spotify.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Jefe Gold brings the ‘summertime rap’ with “Kamikaze”

Yeah, ok – there’s an obvious Marshall Mathers-shaped elephant in the room when Jefe Gold’s vocal first starts up, a fine, soft-rolling lyrical rap reminiscent of the best of Eminem or maybe, at times, Machine Gun Kelly, but when the “You can tell everybody mama, I’m a kamikaze” hook drops that just doesn’t matter; it’s got more than enough weight to carry itself, all BY itself.

The track’s soft, a vaguely Japanese melodic line playing round behind Gold’s rapping until that big, big chorus – this is quality summertime radio-friendly rap that wouldn’t sound out of place nestled between any number of Gold’s more well-established peers.

You can check out the track on Spotify, and Jefe Gold’s Facebook page is here.

Review by Alex Holmes

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‘I’m Not Like You’ from London’s Best King IV is an ode to the new school UK Hip Hop

Best King IV is a London-based emcee who returns with his new conflicted rap single called ‘I’m Not Like You‘.

King is an 18 year old rapper, vocal engineer and producer. He makes music of all genres, blending them with Hip-Hop. From Jazz to Lo-Fi, R&B to Pop, the only thing his songs all have in common is the blend of Hip-Hop.

I’m Not Like You‘ from UK rapper Best King IV is a deep dive into the world of British Hip Hop right now. This is a song about wanting certain things that are cool but you don’t really want them. It might be shoes, watches or girls. You are still trying to find your way in life and work about what you really like and what to be. The pressure to dress like what is in fashion is massive these days and a real shame really. We should be able to dress anyway you want.

Best King IV from ‘I’m Not Like You‘ is a fine new effort from the talented London rapper.

Stream this new track right here on Spotify.

Head to Soundcloud to hear more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Baltimore Hip Hop artist Akilah Divine is simply fantastic on Hip Hop statement ‘Tribe’

Fast-rising Baltimore Hip Hop artist/poet Akilah Divine is back with a heart-felt and real message with the visuals for ‘Tribe‘.

Akilah Divine is a singer, rapper, spoken word artist, actress and model. Not to mention, she is a proud college graduate working consistently to fulfill her purpose in life. Akilah aims for her music to be an experience that resonates with all people and to give them something they can connect with and feel.

At the age of five, Akilah developed a love for music and would pretend that every household object was a microphone. From the sandbox to responsibility and adulthood she always found her way to the stage where her voice and presence became the key to people’s hearts.

Tribe‘ is about standing up for what is right. Right now there is so much wrong in the world and this is an artist who is doing what she feels is right. Too many people are dying and there comes a time when enough is enough. The Black Lives Movement is one of the most important causes of our lives. Akilah Divine is on the front-lines and doing what musicians have done before her. Show the world what is really going on.

Stream here on YouTube.

Click here for the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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GTD Kari rolls in with fiery flow on ”Like Mike”

The underrated GTD Kari is back in a big way and the young emcee rips in with ”Like Mike”.

Like Mike” from GTD Kari is all about how life is crazy right now for this underground rapper from Sacramento in California. He comes in with finesse on this new single that has a massive freestyle flow that showcase this emcee’s brooding lyrical ability. The consistent flow is refreshing and he is rapping in his own style. This has a 90’s feel fused in with the new school.

US rapper GTD Kari ciphers in with a confident swagger, his music is thoughtful and you can tell that he is original. With so many rappers copying one another, this is dope track that is a true story of trying to make it in this music game. Surviving the hood too. ”Like Mike” from GTD Kari is track that deserves a listen due to the tight flow and real message.

Check out the previous release GTD Kari Ft Lul Jody- Gleeked Up.

Head to his Spotify page.

Click here to check out his Insta page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen