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Bigg357 held up a sign of our late-stage capitalist times in his infectiously relatable trap track, Money on My Mind

Money on My Mind is the latest catchier-than-Covid trap track from Bigg357, who has consistently ticked all the right new wave trap boxes with his discography and amassed a staunch following in the process.

Rich or poor, no one can claim that money doesn’t dominate their consciousness, making Money on My Mind one of the most universally relatable hits to drop in 2023.

By keeping the wavy instrumentals simple yet hooky, there’s no denying that Bigg357 unleashed the ultimate urban earworm with this curve-transcending hit that is infectious enough to compel you to sink into the rest of his dynamic discography which brings in the future of trap with the force of an asteroid from space.

Money on My Mind dropped on September 5th; stream it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

P wE$t pushed away pretence in his latest trap hit, This Side of Me

Since stepping onto the airwaves in 2020, the trap trailblazer, P wE$T, has run a successful campaign with his singles and debut LP, Permanent Timing. His latest single, This Side of Me, is an aphrodisiacal installation of exotic urban rhythmics, which delivers indie RnB guitars and Afrobeat flavours around his wavy with autotune rap bars that run evocatively hard.

Lyrically, This Side of Me strips away all sense of pretence to introduce the authentic P wE$T, free from facades and guises. The melancholic sting of the candour is potent, but with the intricately melodic Spanish classic guitar motifs, the blows are cushioned by the accordance.

This Side of Me dropped on September 7th; stream it on Spotify and join P wE$T’s 11.5k followers on Instagram to stay up to date with his new releases; there’s always something new in the artist’s dynamic pipeline.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kaedo takes the evolution of Hip Hop one step further with their track “Explicit Life”

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Kaedo has recently dropped their latest track Explicit Life. Even before the first verse has even run through you get the affirmation that Kaedo has created a brand-new trajectory in the evolution of Hip Hop.

Expect relentless rap verses which ooze magnetic playful personality and experimentally trippy beats which ensure that Kaedo’s track could never be mistaken for another artist’s sound. The cherry on the cake is the intellectual nuanced lyrics. There’s plenty of mic drop verse endings in the rap bars which will hook you in as sharply as the wavy instrumental hooks.

You can check out Kaedo’s latest drop Explicit Life which was released on May 4th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gud Cyrus – Princess Status: Groove-filled Sleekly Stylistic Hip Hop

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Gud Cyrus has recently dropped their eagerly anticipated EP “Version Update”. While each track is a high-fire sleekly stylistic mix, there’s no better introduction to their sound than “Princess Status”.

The amount of cathartic expressive venom found in the lyrics and Rap bars in Princess Status is only matched by how much ingenuity has been poured into the beats. As far as we’re concerned, Gud Cyrus is well ahead of the urban curve with their grooving beats finished with polished Pop-style production. Opting for such trippy tones to bring the lucidity into Princess Status was a bold move. But it definitely paid off.

You can check out Princess Status along with the rest the EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Raw Apathy Meets Smooth Trap in RichCambino’s Single “Same Ole Shit”

“Same Ole Shit” is just one of the singles to be recently released from up and coming Hip Hop artist RichCambino. While they’ve never been an artist who dilutes their emotions, Same Ole Shit feels incredibly raw – even if the production is silky smooth.

High vibe Hip Hop is all well and good. But it’s always handy to have some nihilistic aural gems on your playlists when the apathy takes hold and you’re looking to feel some resonance. And the Memphis-based artist has plenty to offer through Same Ole Shit.

Same Ole Shit is right on the contemporary curve both in terms of sound and mood. We’re all feeling the monotony of existing right now. Tracks such as Same Ole Shit are essential.

You can check out RichCambino’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud or Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

London-based R&B Soul Artist dilush Makes Their Debut with “waves”

Alt R&B artist dilush has recently made their debut with the lucidly ambient single “waves”. As soon as you hit play, you’ll see why that was an apt title for the track which unravels with magnetic amount of catharsis.

The London-based artist may be fresh from inception, but waves would never let you believe that. The softly succinct harmonic R&B Soul vocals sit in perfect synergy with the hazy colourful soundscape which constantly evolves throughout the duration.

While there may be a fair few wavy R&B Trap style singles on the airwaves already, dilush is able to offer a resounding amount of soul which definitely isn’t dampened by the reverb which is poured into this sticky-sweet mix.

You can check out dilush’s single waves for yourselves by heading over to Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast