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PRETTY TONY GETBUCK brings the future to OG hip hop with ‘POCKET GOT ZEROS’.

PRETTY TONY GETBUCK’s latest release, POCKET GOT ZEROS, starts with an electrifying jolt of bass-dripping nasty electro before the glitchy techno stylings are tamed under his fiery rap bars that will be instantly adored by fans of Snoop, Xzibit and Tupac.

With the Matrix references in the witty lyrics, this glitchy stormer of an alt-hip hop track isn’t only bang on trend; it deserves to define the future of gritty gangster hip hop. Considering the US artist averages on over 100k monthly Spotify listeners, PRETTY TONY GETBUCK is unstoppable from here on out.

POCKET GOT ZEROS is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The415Fortune seeks to make his mark in the history of hip hop with his dynamic hit, Push N Shove.

Each single from The415Fortune is a gritty vignette of his life and an exposition of the streets that raised him; the West Coast-hailing artist mixes up the West Coast sound with a Southern Rap twist to create his dynamic signature sound that is garnering plenty of hype in 2021.

Any fans of Xzibit, Dre, Ja Rule and Tupac will appreciate the convictive grind in his latest single, Push N Shove, which delivers bass-drenched beats, Drill rap bars and unfuckwithable attitude. Beyond his domineering persona is an artist committed to sharing his story and healing from early chapters with his music. We can’t wait to see where his candid, refreshing sound takes him next.

The official video to Push N Shove that premiered on July 21st is available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Louie Tha Profit proves why he’s ‘The Don’ of hustler hip hop with his latest single

Taken from his smooth jazzy trip-hop EP, Born to Win, Louie Tha Don’s lead single, ‘The Don’ is a compelling, candid release that shines a light on the darker side of the music industry.

For decades, we have witnessed the rise and fall of artists whose mental health took a hit courtesy of the music industry, and we still have the audacity to act surprised when we watch another artist in the spotlight burned by it. Louie Tha Profit challenges the normalisation of industry-induced PTSD in the mellow feat of nuanced hip hop. His sound couldn’t be smoother, and his lyrics couldn’t be sharper. If Louie Tha Don isn’t already on your radar, make some room.

The Don is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nobel teaches us a lesson in ‘Perseverance’ with his latest infectiously resilient rap track, featuring ooozy_b

If you like your hip hop to drip with a Mac Miller level of cool, you’ll want to get acquainted with the grooves in Nobel’s indie hip hop single, Perseverance, featuring ooozy_b.

If anyone is well-placed to teach you a lesson in perseverance, it is Nobel. Nobel was born in Kurdistan during the Iran-Iraq war; at the age of three, he and his family fled to Northern Virginia, where Nobel discovered rap artists such as Tupac and the visceral work of alternative artists. His creative expression started with poetry before he started to form the signature rap style that he’s quickly becoming renowned for.

There is so much adoration to be had for an artist so motivated to make the world a better place when they’re more entitled to a dim view of humanity than most. Nobel’s infectious positive energy and powerfully meta lyrics will undoubtedly see him go far in his mission of proving that his Kurdish community can triumph over tragedy.

You can check out the official music video to Persevere by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Atlanta Rapper/Producer ‘Yahchi B’ drops visuals for his self-assured‘’Quarantine Freestyle’

‘’I’m not your boyfriend, bae or anything in between.’’ Sending a message to the ladies in his life, ‘Yahchi B’ is quite fine with being single right now as he is on a quest for global respect and recognition. 

Heavily influenced by Nas, Outkast, Tupac, Rakim, Eminem, and Kanye West, you can feel the old school style in his lyrical delivery. He mixes in his own new school style while on the mic and the results are quite impressive.

Formerly from the Bronx in New York, ‘Yahchi B’ made the move from his roots a few years ago and this change seems to have paid off. New York is a great city but it is easy to get lost in the suffocating environment of NYC Hip Hop. His style fits the more relaxed but music-crazy South USA.

In the Hip Hop game since 2012, this veteran rapper & self-produced artist has amassed quite a good following since his debut. A very confident Emcee, his flow is impressive, the beat real fly and with a summer time/chill by the pool with your bikini or swim shorts on energy to it. 

Stream this Atlanta rapper’s YouTube visuals right here.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

705 – Put It on Me: A Clash of Cultures

705 is the latest musical venture of a delectably talented underground London based World music artist. It’s almost impossible to deconstruct this track with it’s eclectic base of influences.

The sound behind Put It on Me is packed with pounding momentum as it transgresses through it’s range of styles, encapsulating you in it’s feverish beat which is loosely defined by the Hip Hop, Reggae & R&B genre, influenced by artists such as Tupac, 50 Cent and Michael Jackson amongst 70’s reggae artists to create a playful euphoric sound.

The enigmatic artist has kept on the London underground with his music where he shares his upbeat energy with the crowd curtesy of his afrobeat’s styling which defines his lyrical flow that complements a perfectly rounded beat that rings with synergetic momentum.

Check out the EP 7Heaven via Spotify now:

open.spotify.com/track/49nKtc88OC…JY5D?si=8H1UcQu0

Or head on over to 705’s official website for more information on tours and upcoming releases:

https://www.705beats.com/

Dream-Rap? Is That Even A Thing?

Even with the amount of new music being made every day, with sheer weight of collective imaginations, the genre splicing experiments, the fusing and fusion of styles Garrison Carver seems to be on to something new here. Yes, there is a trippy trap beat, a cool R&B vibe and a rap delivery but that is then cocooned in something totally unexpected. Around these more expected elements he wraps a dream-pop haze, chilled psychedelia and electronic washes.

It’s confusing, but experience tells us that is a good thing, expectations are made to be subverted, rules are made to be broken and new musical horizons are their to be explored and DD does all of those things and more. Blissed out hip-hop? Ethereal R&B? Dream-rap? Are those even a thing? The fact that you have to invent whole new genres to put the music in is an indication of just how original this music is and how singular and lateral Garrison Carver’s thinking is.



KEEM’s “Work” – A Lush Rap Tune With A Dance-Friendly Flavour!

https://youtu.be/cdPZFN3E-qg

Keem recently set out to release a brand new single titled “Work”. The song is a great example of the artist’s vision and strong affinity for powerful melodies, infectious rhythms and edgy lyrics.

Keem really stands out for the ability to seamlessly arrange a track, balancing every element in the track tastefully. The song’s production is also worth a special mention: the sound is crips, direct and energetic, going for a refreshing state-of-the art tone that can easily rival world class hits.

The song has a very broad dynamic range, moving from a lush and atmospheric intro, up to a rich and detailed chorus that really takes the song to some stunning emotional heights.

With “Work”, Keem managed to reinforce his sound and reaffirm his direction, while welcoming new and exciting influences in his formula.

As a result, “Work” really feels like an appealing and spontaneous track that reminds me of the work of artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Lil’B or Tupac, just to mention but a few. The matching music video also offers a stunning backdrop to this wonderful track.