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Who is real and who is fake: Mike Ruggi drops defining Hip Hop story about that ‘Feature Presentation’

Mike Ruggi is back with another exceptional release that bolts the door shut on fake friends that don’t truly believe in him via ‘Feature Presentation‘.

Mike Ruggi is a formidable indie hip-hop artist from West Chester, Pennsylvania, who prefers to let his music do the talking. In an often boastful world where narrow-minded loud mouths unfortunately rule the roost at times, this is an attitude that shows he is a real musician; who is in it for the right reasons.

After a plethora of quality music releases in 2020 from debut album ‘Movement‘ including the excellent ‘Runnin‘, this is the final single release of last years project, as we await to see what 2021 has in store for this fine emcee.

The story about how some people criticize you behind your back but then when they see you have something exciting happening, they are there to show you fake love. This is a cowardly action that is one that particularly frustrates this excellent lyricist.

Mike Ruggi swarms the mic and stings hard on this colossal track; his hunger is particularly paramount as he lets it rip with bars that are ferocious and with intelligent impact.

He raps with that forthright raw style that awakens your senses, as he builds up the story and smashes through your speakers with vicious venom that will leave most rappers breathless. He is a rare kind of wordsmith that respects the culture and what the core of hip-hop stands for.

Being yourself is so key in the world as it unlocks so many doors that others can’t even fathom as jealously consumes the weak, even if they are a supposed friend. Looking into the mirror each morning and knowing you aren’t a fraud is a currency that can’t ever be magnified. Mike Ruggi knows this and that is why ‘Feature Presentation‘ is a sensationally real track that deserves love.

Stream this powerful song here on Spotify and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Showing how it should be done: Kelvin D’artegnan drops top shelf Hip Hop single ‘Gimme Dat’

Kelvin D’artegnan is back with his undeniable quality on the passion-filled Hip Hop laced single ‘Gimme Dat‘.

After being forever-inspired by his father playing old school Hip Hop records in the house while growing up, that true love for proper music was firmly entrenched, deep inside his body and has stayed there ever since. The experienced podcaster, producer, composer and emcee was born in Warner Robins, Georgia and grew up in Prattville, Alabama where his passion for performing live only blossomed from there.

Right now, he is worldwide where his music is only growing day by day as he took time to build the foundations, and that core is so strong, he feels like he can only go upwards and never look back.

After dealing with multiple losses of his recorded music due to hard-drive issues, he never gave up and is now flourishing whilst doing what he loves. When you listen to him rap, you can feel the true realness and passion of a man that is a deep soul who respects the old school feel of a magnificent genre, that has sadly been watered down by so many narrow-minded rappers. Thankfully, he shows us what that true Hip Hop should sound like and lays down a barrage of clever lyrics and a busty bass production that will have you sweating in delight.

He feels like he has made it and now the next step is here. While so many others only want and won’t give, this story of being humble and working hard is a great example to the kids out there. With so many fake role models that flash in the pan and are soon washed down the drain due to their obvious shortcomings, this is an emcee who raps with skills that are due to many hours of perfecting them, when the days might of seemed dark but now the lights are on so bright, you will need UV-tinted sunglasses to fully enjoy this music.

Gimme Dat‘ from the multi-skilled Kelvin D’artegnan shows us that if you want it bad enough, you will go to great lengths to achieve your goals. Keeping it real to those you care about and meet in life, is the only way forward in this wild world.

Stream this fire new Hip Hop track on his Spotify and see his story via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A classic to end things off: ‘310 to Yuma’ from underground Arizona poet/emcee Orie Adams digs deep inside the current unacceptable social injustices in the USA

Moving onto bigger and better things is the best way to fully evolve and not become pigeon-holed into one specific thing. ‘310 to Yuma‘ by underground Arizona poet/emcee/businessman Orie Adams is a core part of his last album and it’s called ‘V6‘.

With an ode to the late great Malcom X on the album cover, you can feel already that this isn’t any ordinary release, this is full of heart and realness, unlike a lot of the fake bubblegum rap these days that sticks to the bottom of your shoes and annoys. This is a true wordsmith who takes his time to get his message across and is in no hurry at all.

Directed by JDFilms at the Carter in Scottsdale, Arizona, we witness a man who guides us through the relatable story of having heart, resilience and hard work cut into your body and mind to succeed in life. He is certainly strapped up and ready to do whatever is necessary in order to protect those who he cares deeply for. These are Walking Dead times in 2020 and you need to be prepared otherwise you will be found out when the time comes to make a move.

With a few NFL player shout outs, talk of feeling understandably anxious due to having a price on his head and a tone that let’s you know that he is ready for whatever comes down; the lyrical skills here are haunting and cut deep into your soul. The current climate in the USA is reflected into the fabric of the song and you get a sense of what is really going in inside, not what the mostly puppet-pulled tv stations are hollering on about.

You get the feeling that this is a self-motivated man who has already decided what he is going to do next and it’s going to be big. If this is indeed the last time we hear from Orie Adams behind the mic, ‘V6‘ and ‘310 to Yuma‘ will surely live on in the annuals of underground Hip Hop history and a movie or two will be made about his journey. He stands up for what he believes in and whether you like his music or not, the message demands to be admired and the poetically lyrical wordsmith’s music will live on to be timeless.

Check out the music video via YouTube and see the next chapter via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen