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Only Upwards: NYC’s Lou Quattro takes it up a notch with ‘Love Phases’

With a silky smooth delivery that breathes new life into a stagnated genre, Lou Quattro drips in clean with a fresh bounce on his latest new nine-track album called ‘Love Phases’.

New York City-based Lou Quattro is the type of self-motivated trap emcee/producer and engineer, that likes to do things right, as he flows in with this new release that has so much potential. He raps with that confident drama-free energy that is all about showing that he is ready for his time to shine, away from all the cloudy skies and small-minded talk, that can tire out even the most relaxed.

Particular highlights have to be the bangers ‘Never Going Back, ‘On Read‘ (ft. La’Shai) and ‘Strange Love‘. His stories of love lost, love gained, money made and getting stronger, reign above all, as he strides in with ice to spare and truth stories to lay bare.

Love Phases‘ from New York trap artist Lou Quattro, is the story of how love can change each day, as he finds his place in this wild world and searches for his true Queen, all while the jealous cash-grabbers look on in jealousy.

Hear this brand new album on Spotify and see the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

NYC artist Micky impresses on new trap track ‘Northstar’

US emcee Micky is back with the trap filled new single for ‘Northstar‘.

Michael Persall, better known by his artist name Micky is a regular name in the vibrant New York City’s live music scene. His latest single and video Northstar’ impresses highly by taking us on a unique journey that reminds us all of the value of hope, resilience and hard work. This is such an inspirational tale and I love the beat here.

When asked to describe the inspiration behind the track, Michael tells us that;

“Northstar is about my journey these past few years living as an artist and entrepreneur in music tech. The line in the song ‘Northstar never lost sight through the movement’ speaks to the challenges building a company and career as an artist, and developing the patience to learn from failure and stay focused on moving forward despite the setbacks.”

The visuals to ‘Northstar’, cleverly echo Micky’s sentiments of building oneself from the ground up with his choice of a VHS-Esque, home-video style treatment that gives off an organic, rough and ready feel. The video is filled with seemingly self-shot footage of the artist followed by flashing, glitch-like lyric overlay, which further adds to the grittiness of the self-made entrepreneur’s song and its meaning. This type of style is taking off as artists have learnt new skills in lockdown while gigs were unavailable due to the tragic pandemic.

Northstar’ is the cool, synthy, trap-pop number that’ll act as the lead single for Micky’s upcoming six-track mixtape of the same title.  This will also mark the launch of Micky’s, Northstar Records, an independent label and management company that works with cause-driven talent. With lots on the go, you can see this artist going all the way in the game. You have to have grit.

This is a fantastic song with lots of new school energy and Micky is a new name to watch.

Click here for the Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Broward-based ‘QuinceLu’ is back with trap-rap roller 5G Towers Ft. Charlie Sky (Prod. By Cxdy)

Luis “Quince” Quintero aka QuinceLu is back with ‘5G Towers‘ Ft. Charlie Sky (Prod. By Cxdy).

Coral Springs, Florida-based emcee QuinceLu is a Colombian-born immigrant rapper. After coming into the country as an undocumented alien, QuinceLu has embraced his illegal background to distinguish himself as a rising and respected music artist.

With a sound mirroring his foreign image, he draws influence from his surroundings and what he sees before him.

With a breath of fresh air, ‘5G Towers‘ from QuinceLu is a trap track that gives your heart a good wack to get you in the mood. This is new school Hip Hop that reflects the worries of the younger generation. The world got too fast too quick and we need to catch up. I like the consistent energy here and the flows are all tight. This is perfect for cruising around with the homies.

Stream here via Soundcloud.

Click here for the Facebook link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen