Browsing Tag

trap

Music

BiggslimeMO has given the evolution of Hip Hop a brand-new direction with “On the Way”

Floridian Rap artist BiggslimeMO has dropped one of the freshest new evolutions in Hip Hop we’ve heard so far this year. On the Way may just have the power to unite fans of the Old School with Trap kids.

With their most arrestive track released to date, you’ve got the fresh, snappy, high-vibe instrumentals paired with clean, steady and notably ingenious Rap bars. Yet, the first thing that will hit you when you hit play on the smooth and polished mix is the vibe which BiggslimeMO effortlessly offers. They’ve dialled back the swagger to serve up a lyrically raw and laidback feat of Hip Hop which feels more candid and intimate with every listen.

You can check out BiggslimeMO’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Jay Wst – taking it to the “Street”

https://music.apple.com/us/album/street/1526399367?i=1526399368

Jay Wst is an eighteen-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, NYC, and ‘Street’ – his second single – is exactly what you might expect; a raw, honest, coming-of-age story of life, and the fear of sudden death, in a city that looks the other way. The lyrics, set to a well-produced background of hip hop beats, are snappy, brutal, telling Wst’s truth with a voice of vulnerability and defiance.

Music from the streets, for the streets.

You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music. Keep up to date with their latest releases via Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Music

Txrzxn x ABJ – Make a Wish: Compellingly Sweet Indie Trap Pop

For his latest single “Make a Wish”, Txrzxn teamed up with ABJ and producer Nextlanebeats to cook up a compellingly sweet Indie Trap Pop single which will leave you enamoured before the first verse has run through.

The soundscape may be melancholically tinged, but there’s plenty more to Make a Wish than just your average offering of Sad Boy Trap. Txrzxn’s incredibly magnetic vocals paradoxically inspire optimism as they run through the lovelorn and lost lyrics. With the intricately angular guitar notes around the steady hits of the Trap beats, there’s plenty of depth, texture and atmosphere to immerse yourselves within while the mesmeric midtempo track runs through.

Perceptibly, Txrzxn has a significant amount of commercial potential behind their sound. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world finds out about it. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Make a Wish for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Freshen up your Summer Hip Hop playlists with Yung Chico’s standout single “Visa”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Yung Chico has garnered plenty of hype since making their debut in 2019 and releasing a string of successful singles. If he’s somehow missed your radar, the perfect introduction to their energetically fresh Hip Hop style is their 2019 single “Visa”.

The exotic and intricate Trap beats create an atmospheric platform for Yung Chico’s fiery Rap beats, and with elements of Pop weaved into the mix, Visa is a radio-ready hit. If your Summer Party playlists need a little livening up look no further than this flawlessly adrenalizing urban earworm.

You can check out Yung Chico’s track Visa for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Blackmajic – Go (Superstar Figure) featuring Almighty Bhiz, Jaylaflame and Reg Mason

New Wave Trap artist Blackmajic dropped their latest single Go (Superstar Figure) featuring Almighty Bhiz, Jaylaflame and Reg Mason on July 24th. If any Trap track deserves to go viral this summer, it is this one.

The bass-driven mix packs a high-octane punch, but you’ll still be able to lock into the rhythmic grind which is offered by Blackmajic’s flawlessly metered Rap bars. Paired with sharp melodic hooks, there’s little chance that you’ll hit play on Go without being fully immersed by the solid, fresh and alchemic rhythms.

It’s one of those rare tracks you hit play on and can’t sit still while listening to it. Hip Hop tracks with that kind of arrestive power are worth their weight in gold. Naturally, Blackmajic is well worth putting on your radar.

Blackmajic’s latest single Go is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Quali-T – Déjà Vu: A Rhythmically Fresh Summer Hip Hop Playlist Essential

Breaking Hip Hop artist Quali-T dropped the official music video to his single Déjà Vu in April 2020, if you missed out on the release, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to the smooth exotically-crafted mix.

There may have been plenty of fresh new Summer Hip Hop drops this year, but Quali-T made sure that his stood out from the rest by looking outside of monocultural Hip Hop for rhythmic inspiration. With jazzy and Eastern vibes weaving between the Trap beats, Déjà Vu is practically hypnotic instrumentally. When it comes to the Rap bars, Quali-T stamps them down with captivating authority.

Déjà Vu may be short and sweet, but by the time it fades out, you’ll have enjoyed 2:27 minutes of pure groove, attitude and urban aural escapism.

You can check out the official video to Quali-T’s single Déjà vu for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Mehki Raine – Riot: Adrenalizing Bass-Driven Hip Hop Infused with Punk Attitude

Breaking Alt Hip Hop artist Mehki Raine infused plenty of Punk attitude into their latest release “Riot”. The experimental release was written way before the riots and protests and it may leave you with the suspicion that Mehki Raine uses a crystal ball for his lyrical inspiration. The US artist perfectly captures the angst, the frustration, and the impatience for radical change to happen.

Riot which was produced by Fish kicks off with a nostalgic Jazz-laden intro before seamlessly sliding into a bass-driven feat of adrenalizing EDM Hip Hop. Any fans of Saul Williams definitely won’t want to hang around hitting play on Riot. If you weren’t already in the mood to crush the oppressive structures which hold together our fragile society, you will be once Riot hits its monumental peak.

You can check out Mehki Raine’s single Riot for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

Jack Lyon has released their heartbreakingly bitter-sweet Indie Trap Pop single “100 Calls”

Breaking artist Jack Lyon has recently released their third single “100 Calls”. Prepare to fall in love with the heartbreakingly bitter-sweet Indie Trap Pop hit.

Along with the familiar sound of the solid 808s, there are intricately absorbing guitar notes adding to the depth and the emotion of the soundscape which is already intensely evocative thanks to Jack Lyon’s vocals and the humility-soaked lyrics.

100 Calls may be tonally light, but the stark, poignant and all too relatable regret which was projected into the mix hits hard. Perceptibly, Jack Lyon held nothing back in any aspect of the orchestration in 100 Calls. He’s exactly the kind of connectable and expressive artist we need on the airwaves right now. We’re already stoked to hear what comes next.

You can check out Jack Lyon’s latest single 100 Calls for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

D.Carr The Fly Guy has dropped the slickest Hip Hop track of the year with their single “Puddle”

Hip Hop doesn’t come much slicker than breaking Rap artist D.Carr The Fly Guy’s recently released, flawlessly produced single “Puddle”.

Puddle was created with equal parts attitude, grit and instrumental ingenuity. The contrast between the light and delicate notes and D.Carr The Fly Guy’s salaciously convictive Rap bars ensured that you’ve never hit play on a Hip Hop track quite like this before.

D.Carr The Fly Guy is definitely one to watch. It’s not every day you come across a Hip Hop artist offering striking authenticity in their sound, and it’s even rarer to find an artist with such a magnetic vibe. Get him on your radar.

You can check out the official music video to D.Carr The Fly Guy’s standout single for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

US Hip Hop artist Dolla has dropped their most compelling and candid single yet with “Pray”

While US Hip Hop artist Dolla has dropped plenty of hits since making their debut in 2012, the perfect introduction to his compelling and candid Hip Hop style is their seminal single Pray.

As much as people like to believe that they understand everyone, we don’t, which is why tracks such as Pray are worth their weight in gold. It opens listeners up to a lived experience, and whether you find resonance or that you are worlds apart, the lyrical introspection will hit hard. From the first verse, you’re hooked by the smoothly metered Rap bars while the instrumentals offer a mellow, rhythmic atmosphere ensuring that when you hit play, all your consciousness is consumed.

You can check out Dolla’s latest single Pray for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast