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Jeremy Sullivan offers a flash of Frisco cool with their latest release ‘Holiday’

Take one part old-school crooner, one part gospel choir, and ten parts blazing hip hop anthem, mix liberally, sprinkle with some poetic lyrical magic, and add a dash of summery pop, and you end up – after liberally baking, of course – with Jeremy Sullivan’s ‘Holiday’.

San Francisco based, and definitively adding a flash of Frisco cool, with ‘Holiday’ Sullivan mixes rap and hip hop with some gospel choir soul and a little bit of old fashioned R&B to produce a track which – like his hometown – effortlessly crosses over boundaries, mixing and merging and enticing everyone in in true San Francisco inclusive style.

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Review by Alex Holmes

Erol Sabadosh has dropped their smoothest Hip Hop Earworm Yet with “Staring at the Sun”

For their latest tension-stripping feat of Jazz-layered downtempo Hip Hop “Staring at the Sun”, Erol Sabadosh teamed up with Ron Wayne to create an unforgettably cathartic playlist staple.

Through steady beats, soothing blasts of sax and the magnetically immersive Rap verses which will take you right back to the time when the Fresh Prince was king, listening to Staring at the Sun isn’t something that can be done half-heartedly.

If it weren’t for the deep grooves and lashings of Funk, Staring at the Sun would fall on the more ambient side of Hip Hop, but there’s plenty of energy to leave you feeling adrenalized from the moment you hit play.

You can check out the official lyric video to Staring at the Sun which dropped on May 9th for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

K!T – Leaving My Image: Reflectively Smooth Trap

You’ll often find Trap tracks which are full of self-aggrandized pretence which offers very little resonance for Trap fans to ingest. Which is why up and coming Rap artist K!T’s latest candid humility-soaked track “Leaving My Image” is more than worth two minutes of your time.

The duration may be short, but with the immersive, intricate, and spacey beats, you’ll find it all too easy to lock into the smooth flow of Leaving My Image which unravels under a polished production. It may be on the more ambient side of EDM Hip Hop, yet, with the lyrical weight which the mix contains, it’s still undoubtedly a hard-hitter.

You can check out Leaving My Image which was produced by Eddie for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Sikán – Thinkin Bout It featuring Barry Brannum: Sensually Smooth Flowing RnB Hip Hop

Urban elements of the past and the future converge in the recently released sublimely sensual single from up and coming Hip Hop artist Sikán.

It may be a little too early in the year to dub the track the sexiest offering of Hip Hop we’ve heard in 2020. But I can’t imagine many artists having the ability to match the sex appeal which drips from Thinkin Bout It.

The salacious lyrics are one thing, but the sensory melodic guitar rhythms are quite another. As if that wasn’t enough, you get to drink in the chemistry between Sikán and Barry Brannum’s meltingly smooth, yet strikingly dynamic vocals. From teasing Rap verses to indulgently harmonic vocal melodies, you’ll find all that and more in Thinkin About It. At this point, I’m sure you can hazard a guess at what the proverbial ‘it’ refers to in the track title.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast