New Jersey-born, LA/Las Vegas-raised hip hop artist, Daniel Foster, has released the ultimate hazy high-vibe hip hop playlist staple with his single, So High.
The melodic grooves wrap around the snappy 808s to prop up Foster’s vocals which run under just enough effects to synergise with the beats, but not enough to strip any of the emotion or soul from the earworm. While the lyrics bring the fire, the new wave hip hop beats provide the catharsis; it’s a vibe.
Old school hip hop fans looking to inject their playlists with fresh vibes won’t want to pass by on Cleveland, US-hailing up and coming artist YeaaDoee’s latest feat of gangster hip hop, InMyCity.
With Snoop Dogg-style hazy stoner grooves cut into the pulsating trap beats, YeaaDoee constructed the perfect platform for his playful yet grimy rap bars that introduce you to the grit in his home town. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, InMyCity is a mesmerising release. It hits you with OG nostalgia while simultaneously registering as pioneering through the flawlessly atmospheric production.
InMyCity released on May 30th; you can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.
Amsterdam-born, Leeds, UK-based Ghanaian Rap legend Garvin Boateng teamed up with KFF to drop their dynamic Drill track “Haze”. 420 Hip Hop has never been grittier.
Raw nihilistic energy runs through Haze, but Garvin Boateng’s convictive ensnaring Rap bars which wrap their way around the beauty of weed-aided escapism dominate the track. Haze won’t fail to leave you adrenalized and enamoured in equal measure.
With most Hip Hop tracks, there’s a sense that the artists are forcing a persona, but with lyrics like “I’m not superman I cannot save ya…”, it’s obvious that you get an undiluted hit of Garvin Boateng’s natural charisma with Haze.
You can check out Garvin Boateng’s single Haze via Spotify.
Up and coming Hip Hop artist Sealy Troh dropped their latest single Mallrat on September 18th. Any fans of Kevin Smith’s cult 1995 hit will definitely want to hit play. It may not be as grungy, but the grunge has been replaced with a flawless urban grind which allows the track to utterly dominate your consciousness. Expect the energy of the track to stay with you long after it has faded out too.
All artists give away their level of intelligence in their music, you’ll find plenty of ingenuity in this mischievously savage track as Sealy Troh lays down their witty observations. “Freak hoes, no clothes, only lord knows” … if I could go people-watching with anyone in the world, it would be Sealy Troh.
Mallrat is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.
Sinner-X has released the ultimate stoner anthem with their latest single “Ohhh Maryjane”. The Indie Hip Hop hit is a rhythmically sweet reminder to find gratitude for the substance which possesses the propensity to strip away pain and replace it with tranquillity.
The absorbing acoustic guitar notes weave around the Trap beats to create stunning melodies which Sinner-X lays his harmonically amorous crooning vocals upon. It’s officially the sincerest love song I’ve heard in 2020 so far. Fans of Post Malone and Yelawolf will undoubtedly want to make it a staple of their vibe-out playlists.
You can check out Ohhh Maryjane for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
US Hip Hop artist Viizion has dropped their first 2020 single Elevate, if you’re looking for an urban aural pick up prepare to get elevated.
Viizion’s approach to West Coast Hip Hop may be immediately accessible, but tangibly, they’ve poured plenty of authenticity into the mix. The hazy stoner vibes instantly let you know that Elevate is a track which is safe to sink into. Viizion’s Rap bars may remain energetic, but the smooth inventive beats ooze a sublime catharsis which you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
Fans of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Drake are definitely going to want to make the up and coming artist a firm fixture on their playlists.
You can check out Viizion’s track Elevate for yourselves via SoundCloud.
“Feeling High” is the third single to be released by breaking Hip Hop artist Di$mal. The stoner vibes drip from the smooth and melodic release in a way which is sure to enamour any fans of Snoop Dogg.
Yet, rather than assimilating the 420-friendly urban jams which have been around for as long as Hip Hop has, Di$mal stamped down their own signature style with a nuanced infusion of Trap. The contemporary up-vibe beats offer hypnotic fluidity, Di$mal’s mellifluous Rap bars also bring plenty of mesmerism into the mix.
After listening to the soulful serenity in Feeling High, there’s little room to wonder why there’s so much hype around the Nottingham-based artist.
You can check out Feeling High for yourselves by heading across to Spotify.