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She Said She Miss Me: Cleveland rapper Visq doesn’t know who to trust on ‘Shade’

With a darkly-lit ominous beat and street-filled vocals mixed with straight up lyrical heat, Visq tells us all about keeping his eyes fully open no matter what the temptation on ‘Shade‘.

Visq is a ferocious underground Cleveland, Ohio-based rapper. He makes that real music that is all about stories from his life and features emotionally charged music, that is all about the different feelings that he experiences.

Visq is a DVISION of characters based on emotions, moods, and experiences. Each song that is created is based on the emotion and mood of that particular feeling.” – Visq

Shade‘ from the Cleveland, Ohio-based rapper Visq, pulls up the umbrella on those who dare to cause him issues, whether it be friends or lovers. He refuses to let them get him down in the slightest – and swarms bee-like on the mic to shred through the noise and get to the star-lit road – where he is ultimately headed. This is a head-strong musician who will put his shades on, no matter the climate.

We are thrown into is a street-laced track full of intrigue that will please the emerging underground hip-hop fan out there, who celebrates the underdog mentality.

Stream this new single here on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Running His Mouth: North Carolina rapper Lil Glokkah drops underground bar-fest ‘On Yo Block’

Released off local indie label Branch Off Records, Lil Glokkah enthusiastically smashes the door open and kicks it down easily so everyone knows that he is in town with the speedy new rap track ‘On Yo Block‘.

Lil Glokkah is a underground Brunswick County, North Carolina-based rapper with a fiery delivery that lets it be known that he is on the rise.

His style is full-on – as he tells street stories that will shock many – as his straight up attitude shows you what he deals with on a daily basis with small-mind folks really getting under his skin with their false narratives. This is the story about making it known that you are not going to take any cheap shots from anyone, as you build up your name the right now, and show all that your bars need to be taken seriously.

His flow is fast and he slides ruggedly on the mic, as he breathlessly takes charge and brings some of that rare new school hardcore rap back to the masses. You feel his energy is so transfixing – as he strongly slams down the weak competition into a vicious choke hold – that will be so hard to get out of.

On Yo Block‘ from the emerging North Carolina-based hip-hop artist Lil Glokkah, is a quick-fire swarm through like a hungry bee ready to bite at whoever gets in his way. This is his time to shine, as the determination is so evident and you feel that he will do whatever it takes to be the top dog.

Hear this new track on YouTube and follow his IG for more block news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Anywhere But Here: Denver emcee IANxSOLO tells us to take it slow on ‘Road To Nowhere’

With his first solo release in over eight years, IANxSOLO pulls up in style with the fresh new single that shows us that we need to keep things chilled and head to the ‘Road To Nowhere‘.

IANxSOLO is a well-respected underground emcee, audio engineer, Broncos fan, and one half of the hip hop group, Loco-Motive (featuring East Side Vic) from thriving Denver, Colorado.

With a smoothly laced delivery attached as he steps onto the solo scene again after a long break, he drops some impressive bars that has you feeling relaxed again. IANxSOLO makes that introspective music that also has lots of party vibes intertwined, as he thrills your socks off with a flow that has you feeling like you need to jump into that pool to cool off.

This is the type of mellow track to play when you need to remember to keep it mellow again – the fumes from this smokey world can be a bit overwhelming sometimes as you need a break from it all — as the catchy beat puts that full-faced perspective back in your mind again.

Road To Nowhere‘ from the terrific Denver, Colorado emcee and audio engineer IANxSOLO, shows us a path that has us reading the truth leaves, as he urges us to stop planning everything. Life is too short anyways, so having fun and being around genuine people, is the only way to go.

Here is the Spotify link to hear this track and see more via his IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never Forget: Oakland’s 50xDIP keep it real on ‘Pray For Our Sins’

Taken off their brand new five-track ‘Members EP‘, 50xDIP spray their lines down to the ground with a united feel on the bars-filled new single that has them winning easily on ‘Pray For Our Sins‘.

50xDIP is a promising Oakland, California-based five-piece hip-hop collective who started their journey in 2017 with parties and a clothing label. They make that entertaining music which floods into your mind and keeps things fresh with street-hop rhymes, combined with a blustery beat, which lets you know that they are for real.

Their teamwork is so apparent here as they all have a have a well-earned turn on the awaiting mic — their style is honest and forthright and has no cheesy tales inside the burger– and features so much venom that the snake needs a refill. You feel their candid street-smarts come to the fold, and this is an underground track that has a lot to like entrenched inside it.

Pray For Our Sins‘ from the well-respected Oakland, California-based hip-hop group 50xDIP, has you looking for the skies above to wonder further, if karma really strikes you down if you do bad things. This is a track that is straight to the point and shreds through like a sharp slicer on the mic. The underground feel is real and an ode to the classic days, of this hugely popular genre.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

That Heavy Sound: Bitvert turns up the volume to impressive levels on ‘Bad Influencer’

With a deeply heart-stopping driving sound that has you thinking about all those fun days and nights at your favorite festival pre-covid, Bitvert has our alert minds in a terrific twist of brewing excitement with ‘Bad Influencer’.

Bitvert is an established DIY electronic music producer and live performer, who cleverly fuses through the underground soundscapes within, to bring us bass-thumping electronica and total ear-loving disruption, throughout this hair-lifting experience that has you feeling alive.

You close your eyes and imagine being all sweaty and damp with total excitement, your body sways with the vibe and you feel like you are alight with desire, edged hungrily into your eyes.

Bad Influencer’ from the supremely creative East London electronic producer Bitvert, shows us into the world from before, as we bounce up and down from the powerful bass that has you in absolute joy. This is a fast-paced song that is full on techno-filled, for your happy body to wrap tightly into.

Stream this top track on Soundcloud and see more visuals on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Drifting Down: Young Lafferty, Ohio producer/rapper BQpid badly wants to stop ‘Falling’

With a glistening beat that swirls into your body like an enthralling ride at a thrilling water park, BQpid drops down with a terrific new track to make you think about life deeply on ‘Falling‘.

Nathan Brown aka BQpid is a seventeen year-old small-town, highly-motivated underground Lafferty, Ohio producer and trap rapper. He makes that striking new school music that shows you into the mind of a young artist with so much potential, trying hard to stay afloat and evolve in this strange world.

He raps with such an intensely inspirational tone, he opens the door in and we look inside to see his emotions on a tiny thread from that elusive love that he seeks, the temptation is there but he knows that it must be avoided at all costs.

With a simply fine beat that soothes your mood, you nod your head along as this song takes you to a reflective place in your mind, that you have felt deeply before.

Falling‘ from the emerging Lafferty rapper BQpid, gravitates through like a lost memory in your mind that weighs you down and has you drifting to a place that you don’t want to be at. The world can be crazy and selfish people who are supposed to be friends can tie their worries around you that has you distracted, from where your dreams are supposed to actually take you.

Stream this top track on Spotify and see his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Late Night Darkness: 33soteric return with second mysterious single ‘God With A Mask’

Bringing us their second single taken from the debut ‘The New World’s Internet 801 Orchestra‘ which is out on the 13th April 2021, 33soteric return with the mystifying track named ‘God With A Mask‘.

33soteric is a 2020-born electronic club act, who make that underground sound that is perfect for those wild 4am parties, that go on deep behind the city walls when most of the world is fast asleep.

The catchy beat grabs you closely and only lets you go when it feels like, as you get wrapped intensely into the layers of intrigue and mystery surrounding the act, that is nothing you have probably heard before.

God With A Mask‘ from the new electronic-club act 33soteric, is a song that will blur in your mind as you close your eyes and imagine yourself in a dark-lit venue that scares you a bit, as you dance your frustrations away with a song that you will either love or loathe. After all, nothing in between will do in this confusing world full of misdirection and confusion.

Stream the new single here on YouTube and see more of the journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Staying true to yourself: E.D impresses highly with ‘i promise’ (Prod. i$mael jam)

E.D rips the mic off the stand with an impressive performance on the outstanding new single called ‘i promise‘ (Prod. i$mael jam).

Ed Carter aka E.D is an underground American emcee from Owensboro, Kentucky and he is a seriously skilled storyteller who has a razor flow that is sharpened correctly; could be known to the whole wide world.

The jazzy start gets you grooving quickly as the exquisite beat drops to much applause. The true story about trying to ignore the money train and staying true to your morals in this often-fake world. He raps from the heart and stays true to himself with a soulful style that illuminates from each bar he drops.

His flow is flourishing and the witty lyricism reminds you of the good old days of that top shelf hip-hop. With a dazzling array of punchy lyrics, he smashes through the competition with a thumping track that grabs your soul hard and doesn’t let go.

i promise‘ (Prod. i$mael jam) from Kentucky emcee E.D is the type of hip-hop track you admire and turn up loud to take in the quality vocals, excellent beat and ultimate realness.

If he can build a small and loyal team, be highly visible on all viable music and social media platforms and push out consistently valuable content, he has the talent to go far in this game, if he wants it enough. To promise yourself you will do whatever it takes, is a statement and a mindset that conquers all.

Hear this top track on Soundcloud and see what’s next on Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Breaking away from the norm: Kanna Modges drops rowdy debut ‘Dissociate’

Kanna Modges is here with his intriguing debut single called ‘Dissociate‘, that will give you chills on the back of your neck and make you swing your body around frantically to the rumbustious beat.

Austin Maltezos aka Kanna Modges, is an unrestrained underground indie-pop spark of life into the music scene, as his passionately raw vocals shred through all preconceived notions of what a song should sound like. Here is an emerging artist who shows his detain with what is going on in the world, through his own creation that doesn’t need many vocals, as you can just feel his brewing mistrust.

He masks his pain inside by staying busy and makes a sonic landmark sound that truly fascinates and probably scares him slightly too. These type of songs always are the best, as they are rugged and sleds through the snowy weather to find the door to sunshine again. He is still finding his sound and this is the starting line that is the personal push he needed, to start his writing pens engine inside his veins, and power into the world that he has his eyes set for.

Dissociate‘ from the exuberant new talent Kanna Modges is a splash in the pool from an artist that has a huge waterfall on the way. It feels like he has just dipped his toe into the deep end to test the temperature of his surroundings, has looked around and now knows what he needs to do underwater, to keep his breath and succeed.

With huge potential if he can stay focused on the end goal, this is all about breaking away from modern conventions, to make his own brand of music. After all, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Stream this exciting new single on YouTube and see his story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hot in these streets: Birmingham’s Trapboy Lew drops hard-hitting single ‘Salute Me’

Trapboy Lew returns with more life lessons to learn from, on the top shelf new single named ‘Salute Me‘.

North West Birmingham-based underground UK drill rapper Trapboy Lew, formulates that supremely raw flow music that speaks of street stories, growing up in the UK with all that’s going on right now, and what his mindset is to survive the trials and tribulations, that occur on the daily where he’s from.

With a smooth delivery that shaves closer than your local barber, we are brought to a warehouse where his crew are ready to let loose. They are keeping low as things have got slightly hot but they are town legends so all will be okay.

His lyrical dynamism is clearly apparent as the catchy chorus has you automatically joining in with vocals. This is a sharply dressed, self-motivated artist, who opens the door on what life is like when you want to feed your team- to live the life you know you deserve.

Salute Me‘ from the fiery Birmingham emcee Trapboy Lew, takes you underground to where the real music is, as we are transported like Jason Statham to a place where you need to have your wits about you to survive. With an unwavering  powerful presence, he exudes confidence and you feel like this is a real story, not a fairy tale that has been quickly fabricated.

When you have a strong team that are willing to go where you lead, this is where the extra pressure comes from if things go belly up, but if its all roses, you will be hailed as one of the greats.

See the fire video made together with P110 on YouTube, hit the stream on Spotify to hear this ace emcee and check out his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen