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Bradley Foster advocated self-love and responsibility in his hazily optimistic hip hop track, SOMEDAY

For his latest single, SOMEDAY, the UK hip hop luminary, Bradley Foster, collaborated with the sensational neo-soul vocal dynamist, Izzy Foster. The jazzy earworm is driven by Foster’s introspectively insightful bars that find the perfect position in the mix above the hazy hip hop beats, which will undoubtedly be a hit with fans of Kendrick Lamar, Little Simz and Loyle Carner.

Optimism may be in short supply these days, but Bradley Foster brought it by the smorgasbord in SOMEDAY, which makes a compelling case for self-love and eases you into the enlightenment through kaleidoscopic grooves.

With his debut LP, which flows in the same vein as SOMEDAY, in the pipeline, adding Foster to your radar is one of the best acts of self-care you can do for yourself today.

Here is Bradley Foster’s take on his latest release:

“SOMEDAY is the lead single from my album, expressing hope and self-belief. I was inspired to write this song after coming back from Sri Lanka, where my perspective shifted, and my mentality progressed into a state of wanting to address my problems and grow.”

Check out Bradley Foster’s latest single on Spotify & SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

UK Rapper, Nosa outlined the line of good and evil in us all with ‘bad moods’

Nosa

With an intro of jazzy hip hop nostalgia fed through warm saturated tape delay, slipping into Nosa’s latest single, bad moods, is easier than breathing. While the melodicism of the instrumentals lulls you into catharsis, the Dartford-based rapper’s tranquilising vocal timbre pulls you deeper into the dreamy production which wraps itself around admissions of vulnerability.

Nosa used bad moods to remind his listeners that we’re all fallible, but that should never be a source of shame; it should be the cause of our own accountability. After the globe glued itself to the Johnny Depp trial in complete denial that the line of good and evil exists in all of us, bad moods couldn’t be more of a timely drop. Any fans of George the Poet and Kae the Tempest will undoubtedly want to make a playlist staple out of bad moods.

Bad moods will officially release on June 15th on all major platforms, including Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

JoeJas unveiled the hottest hip hop single of the summer with ‘Sally’s Last Dance’

It’s all in the vibe in the London, UK-hailing rapper and producer, JoeJas’ latest single Sally’s Last Dance. His charisma has always been unapologetically his own, but the endearingness of it knew no bounds in this cute and nerdy music video, which sells exactly what sets JoeJas apart, his infectious glass-half-full attitude that is contagious enough to start a new pandemic of optimism

If Andre 3000 and Daft Punk hit the spot for you, JoeJas will hit it even harder with his colourfully urban art-conscious instrumentals and honeyed RnB hip hop vox.

The official music video for Sally’s Last Dance officially premiered on the 30th of May. You can check it out for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

UK rapper Coll shreds the mic that unlocks ‘The Keys’

UK rapper Coll shreds the mic that unlocks ‘The Keys‘ on this powerful Hip Hop track.

The Norwich based emcee takes this new single from the forthcoming EP, ‘Blue Magic 2‘. This is a slick song all about doing what you gotta to keep you smiling. Self-love is the key.

The Keys’ is all about self-resilience, believing in yourself and making the right decisions in life to ensure happiness for yourself and your family”.

With a punchy fresh UK style, this is top notch Hip Hop that oozes mad skills. Always the underdog, this is a poet who sounds inspired on this new single. He knows that nothing comes for the free and he wants the whole loot. This is an emcee who has the keys now to how life can be, inside his soul, he knows what needs to happen long-term. Long-lasting success and living a good life are the goals. These are going to happen as you can hear it in Coll’s voice in his quality track ‘The Keys‘.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK rapper Jay-D drops fine track about his journey on ‘Lost My Way’

UK rapper Jay-D drops fine track about his life journey on the reflective single that shows us 2020 in a mirror, ‘Lost My Way‘.

Jack Marriott aka Jay-D fell in love with all things Hip Hop at the age of six, after hearing JAY Z’s Reasonable Doubt album. A fine release indeed and probably one of the top 10 albums of all time.

When Jay was eight he would spend hours on his DJ software, making track after track from the various loops it had to offer. He also started rapping at a young age but always behind closed doors. It was only after the death of his Nan that he decided to record some tracks and, once his confidence grew, he dropped his first single, ‘Monster‘, online. The track has been well received, even high up in the hip hop world with Lupe Fiasco collaborator Bishop G saying he likes Jack’s flow. In under a year his tracks have received over 2500 plays on Soundcloud. In the future he plans to do a Music Technology Level 3 course and then go on to study at university.

This is an emcee with big dreams and he really pushes himself. So often these days, younger rappers expect fame so quickly without really working for it and thus give up quickly, blaming someone else. This artist however has an old school mind and makes music for the right reasons. He loves the music. The way it should be.

Lost My Way‘ from UK emcee Jay-D is an underground gem that is so exciting to listen to, flow-wise and the beat is quality. The subject is a bit worrying however this shows 2020. We are all a bit lost and need guidance.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gus – Colors: Tear-Jerkingly Uplifting UK Hip Hop

It’s not every day we get the pleasure of describing Hip Hop as mesmeric, but we couldn’t help being transfixed by UK-based Hip Hop artist Gus’ latest hazy single Colors.

Colors kicks off with a stunning low-tempo Jazz piano arrangement before the atmospheric beats create the perfect platform for Gus’ bars. It’s within the Rap bars that Gus’ sets himself apart with an insane amount of distinction.

Gus didn’t just scratch at the surface for the lyricism, he dug deep to offer his own experience of oppression. Yet, there was no apathy or anger within his tone, simply a request for understanding and an olive branch of connection to everyone else who feels defeated by injustice and prejudice.

I could say Colors is emotional and compelling, or I can admit that I was a teary mess before the track was even halfway through.

Colors is available to stream and download through all major platforms via this link

Review by Amelia Vandergast