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No Clue: Ajarr wonders where he is actually headed on his over-thinking journey with ‘Psycho’

As he senses that his subconscious is proceeding to places he is actually scared of, Ajarr wishes that his memories weren’t so fuzzy with this new fast-paced single all about obtaining your coveted path again on ‘Psycho‘.

Raja Naveed aka Ajarr is a 17-year old Pennsylvania-based alt-trap/hyperdrill bedroom solo artist and music producer who has been inspired lately to really find a new outlet of creativity during these harrowing times of doom.

I started making music in May of 2021 with no prior experience in music at all, and do my own songwriting, mixing and recording (in my bedroom). Other than producing beats, I do all of my own music production, and hope to learn beat-making eventually (so I can make fully independent songs).” ~ Ajarr

Ajarr bestows us his promising talents with a super track that takes you to a place you have thought about too many times, as your consciousness starts to tip over and you feel like you are in a different atmosphere.

Psycho‘ from the youthful alt-trap/hyperdrill bedroom solo artist Pennsylvania-based artist Ajarr, is a tight-roped track all about questioning where you are actually going to end up next in your over-stimulated mind that needs some yoga to get back to your much-needed zen. On a sizzling beat that keeps us all thoroughly entertained the whole way through, this is a warning to all those out there – that have been feeling like they are the only ones going a bit dizzy – from all the strangeness that has been going on in the world over the past two years. Keeping that valuable mind sane, is the only way to survive the apocalypse.

Hear this superb new single on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Telling Me How To Live: Interior Alaska-born trap artist Owen MacDonald knows that its time to leave on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’

With an almost crystalized beat that has your engaged speakers feeling so carefree and in the zone to succeed, Owen MacDonald brushes off the dust from a selfish ex that was too bossy and ultimately chased him away forever on ‘Who Do You Think You Are‘.

Owen MacDonald is a 19-year-old indie trap solo artist who is based in Chicago currently and was born in the beautifully peaceful wilderness of Interior Alaska.

Owen MacDonald might be one of the most underrated underground trap musicians in the world right now. He sings with an impressively high standard of intent and everything is classy crisp from this young artist who has the world at his feet. If he can smartly navigate the steep pitfalls and evil temptations which can hold you back from that top echelon level that so many crave, you feel like he can fly high like a mighty Alaskan Bald Eagle searching for a new nest to conquer.

Who Do You Think You Are‘ from the youthful Chicago-based indie trap solo artist Owen MacDonald, is that encouraging song for us to hear if we feel confined in living a life that isn’t ours. Sometimes we get sucked into moments or people that aren’t really what we are all about – and the mission to escape from that empty space feeling – is so vital to truly live in reality again. Sung with a genuine application from an inventive man who loves to evolve, this is a truly remarkable release that shall help you find your true purpose away from the fake chains that can grab hold of you in this quick-swipe world.

Hear this fresh new track on Spotify and see more of his rising story via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Rayquonthedon remixes hip hop history in ‘TRAP LULLABIES’

Independent Rhode Island alt hip hop artist, Rayquonthedon has followed on from his debut EP with his enigmatic debut album, TRAP LULLABIES. Usually, it is all too easy to draw parallels between hip hop artists, but Rayquonthedon’s sonic boldness leaves few reminiscences in his sound that draws inspiration from dance hits, old school hip hop and new wave trap.

None of the accessibility was lost in his fiery Avant standout single, VELVETTA (I KNOW FREESTYLE). With the doomy and gritty basslines, the slick rolling rhythm of his rap bars and his strong vibes within the Eastern instrumentals, you can sink right into the experimentalism. If you appreciate distinctive talent, he is definitely one for the radar.

TRAP LULLABIES is now available to stream on Spotify and apple music via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ride Together: Houston RnB singer-songwriter folxzb wonders why their true love is with someone else on ‘YDLR 2.0’

With a silent X vibe that has your lively ears feeling tranquillized and somehow aroused at the same time, folxzb feels that his ultimate soulmate is with the wrong person right now on his new cuddle-close release ‘YDLR 2.0‘.

folxzb is a Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul artist, who mixes in some Trap with his sound that is massively shaped by his home surroundings and personal relationships.

Released from his distinguished new 8-track ‘Moments After‘ album, folxzb is in a highly studious mood with a track that will have you reminiscing about your true love who is for some reason with someone who doesn’t harmonise with them at all. Sung with a thriving emotion from a loved-up man who knows what he wants, this is a rousing experience that might give you shivers all over your spine.

YDLR 2.0‘ from the Houston, Texas-based indie RnB/soul solo musician folxzb, is a colossal effort that is sung with a real class and desire to be with his special lover. He feels their magnetism stream through his body each time they are together, as he wonders when the time will come when they will be holding hands real tight.

Sometimes the best love is the one that keeps you waiting, for the right moment when your hearts connect as one.

Hear this new single on Spotify and find out more about this engaging man on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

George Bien – scared of planes w/ emily: Emotionally Raw, Sonically Ethereal Trap

Lil Peep left plenty of inspiration in his wake; a potent shot of it can be found in the latest single, scared of planes, by the up and coming alt hip hop artist, George Bien.

In the ambient and atmospheric track, the confessional lyricism stings as it resonates, but there’s no taking the catharsis out of the dreamy mellifluous grooves. George Bien has exactly what it takes to define the future of hip hop with his emotionally raw, sonically ethereal style that we can’t wait to hear more of. At 21-years old, the Santa Cruz-based newcomer has already proven his pioneer potential. He is a force to be reckoned with from here on out.

Scared of planes is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

No Time: Swiss trap artist RONI wonders why people are so close-minded on ‘U Aint Mine’

With his first single in over one year as he recreated his sound and took time to take stock of his career up until now, RONI returns with a truly inspirational comeback track all about eloquently articulating what you want and don’t want with ‘U Aint Mine‘.

RONI is a Swiss indie trap rapper and music producer who makes a remarkable blend of speaker-catchy vibes that has your heart shaking with enthusiasm.

RONI shows us what we have been missing out on with his latest smoothly pitched single. There is so much fire in his belly when he raps, as we sit back and let him take us on a ride to that much-awaited self-enlightened state.

U Aint Mine‘ from the majestic Swiss indie trap rapper and music producer RONI, is a sizzling track all about opening up your eyes to your own visualizations. With so many people walking around like sheep just accepting whatever is said, this is an honest track that has been made with a true purpose to help the world. Rapped with intent like no other song you will hear this year, this is a real concious-seeking effort from an artist on a mission to be heard in this rather noisy world.

Hear this terrific new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Skyqru delivered the permission to ‘Let Go’ in their latest mellow trap hit.

The LA/Vegas alt-hip hop collective, Skyqru, formed during the most uncertain months of the pandemic in 2020 to uplift the world while locking horns with socio-political issues and breaking the stigma of personal issues.

After the success of their debut album, Pollution, they’ve dropped their single, Let Go, which is well on its way to going viral with over 33k streams on Spotify alone since the recent release. The mellow indie trap track takes a compassionate approach to unshackle you from things that no longer serve you. Skyqru truly is the Elliott Smith of hip hop with their soft melodies, ethereal atmosphere and raw lyricism.

It is always perceptible how much artists throw themselves into their music; you’d be hard-pressed to find other rap artists that personally and honestly invest so heavily in their craft. It is no surprise that their sound is garnering so much attention.

Let Go is available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

She Do Anything For A Dollar: Perth rapper Young Pascal reminds us to stay true to our valuable hearts on flashing 5th single ‘City Lights’ (feat. Kid Rey and Perry P)

On a highly relatable track about meeting someone with so many stars in their eyes as they do silly things just for an ultimately worthless follow or like, Young Pascal is utterly brilliant on this latest single all about staying away from things that don’t actually matter with ‘City Lights(feat. Kid Rey and Perry P).

Young Pascal is a youthfully promising Perth, Australia-based indie trap artist who raps about important topics, that are highly prevalent in society during these confusing modern times.

City lights is all about getting lost in the sauce and losing yourself to chasing that temporary kick of happiness in life which happens to more and more people nowadays and an example is clout-chasing. People are so infatuated with their likes or follower count to feel like they are worthy, they’re getting blinded by the lights!” ~ Young Pascal

With a steady flow and smartly-penned lyrics about how easy it is to fall into the devilish trap that so many stumble easily into, this is a bass-bouncing warning that has your heart sore with sorrow that this actually happens. The flashing lights and addictive comparison social media can really suck you in so quickly, as this true story grabs you quickly like watching an engrossing movie.

City Lights(feat. Kid Rey and Perry P) from the prodigious Australian rapper Young Pascal, is an outstanding effort from three top-notch artists who bring their best to the fore here. With raps of high quality and a background beat that has you nodding your head, this is up there with the best tracks in this genre from 2021.

Keeping your valuable soul away from the temptation filled potholes of heart destruction seems to be one of the most important missions of modern-day life.

Hear this truthful warning about the pitfalls of social media via Spotify and see more on his Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Stalking You: Brooklyn rapper Romayne is the lone ranger in this frightful town with ‘Watching Who’

With his laser-locked eyes pierced and ready for that moment to make that all-important move, Romayne returns with the not-joking new single that will have you on edge looking around called ‘Watching Who‘.

Romayne is an Atlanta-born, Brooklyn, New York-based model, videographer, music producer, and indie trap/soul hip-hop artist who loves to flow with a genuine ripple that streams a wave of thought-provoking music at all times.

A featured model in music videos with Fetty Wap, Tory Lanez, J Lo and others.” ~ Romayne

He takes his sunglasses off and cleans them up for a second until his mind is distracted by that person who he can’t stop looking at. This is that kind of story – which has you totally intrigued – by perhaps someone who you shouldn’t even be looking at.

Rapped with reckless abandon by a man on a mission, you feel his intent swirling from the seas of this heavy track that shows you his moves tonight. The night-lit sky of a beat is rather eerie and a bit freaky at times, as you blend in with the crowd to see what is really going to go down here.

Watching Who‘ from Brooklyn, New York-based indie trap/soul/rapper and all-round creative with an eye for detail Romayne is a haunting track from an artist – who has his binoculars on right now – as he looks for that sweet person who totally encapsulates his inner soul, to burst with excitement. With a crisp beat that has you bobbing your head around all groovy, this is a fierce track that needs to be taken seriously.

Hear this fresh new single on Spotify and see more stories via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dark Pop Meets Hip Hop in Snapdibz’ latest single, Rivals featuring Rey Khan

There is nothing on the airwaves as raw as a hip hop artist throwing away every last shred of ego and pretence to show the softer side of their soul; case in point, Snapbidz latest single, Rivals, featuring Rey Khan.

When I hit play on what I thought would be yet another confrontational diss track, a stunningly pensive mash of RnB, trap, and pop started to pull me into the soul of the single that carries just as much, if not more, conviction as the harshest of rap hits.

The slight vibrato on Rey Khan’s trap pop vocals and Snapbidz animated bars over the minor key melodies is enough to test your soul’s capacity to feel as it climbs the charts.

Rivals is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast