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West Coast Hip Hop

Cush Wallace establishes himself as the new West Coast hip hop heavyweight with ‘AMMO’.

LA-based alt-rap artist instrumentalist and producer Cush Wallace is well on his way to securing a place in West Coast hip hop history. His latest EP, DRICO II: THE RISE OF FREDERICO DOWN BY PICO, stands as a testament to his trippy and atmospheric style and his cuttingly sharp wit.

His Afro-Latino roots pull through in the standout single, AMMO, which runs his tens of thousands of listeners through the weight put on him from his haters. Being the inspirational artist that he is, he lyrically fights his way through adversity and shines as before the track reaches its gritty outro.

Cush Wallace is so much more than your average I-downloaded-garage-band-3-months-ago kind of rapper; the classically trained multi-instrumentalist mastered the guitar and cello, those melodic skills notably lent themselves to AMMO.

AMMO is now available to stream on 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

Junior shows us his hand in the high-vibe EDM hip hop track ‘The Cards I Was Dealt’

Rap artist and producer, Junior, has hit the airwaves once again with their galvanizingly dominant single ‘The Cards I Was Dealt’.

With a nod to UK grime in their melodic rap bars, 90s RnB-style charisma and electrifying EDM beats which pay ode to Slim Shady, The Cards I Was Dealt is an infectiously high-vibe hit. Any fans of Pharrell and Dizzee Rascal will definitely want to pay attention.

You can check out The Cards I Was Dealt via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Jozondi waxes lyrical to stylistically ensnaring beats with ‘Broken Halos’

From the new album ‘Boy In The Iceberg’, Jozondi’s new track ‘Broken Halos’ is a chilled, mellow trappy little hip hop number led by a beautiful repeating sampled guitar line and gated handclaps and snare patterns all sitting beneath Jozondi’s laid back vocal.

Ladled with T-Pain-style autotune, Jozondi’s vocal drips with West Coast style and easygoing, unhurried lyrical flow, the cleanly balanced in-and-out style sitting snugly atop the backing track, sing-song and poetic over the rolling bass and guitar.

You can hear Jozondi’s ‘Boy In The Iceberg’ album, and ‘Broken Halos’, on Spotify. Follow Jozondi on Instagram and Twitter.

Review by Alex Holmes

GD4L has paired their blazing beats with catchy lyricism yet again with “Time on Time”

Up and coming rapper GD4L has recently dropped their ground-breaking release Time on Time. After two years tearing up the underground with their blazing beats and catchy lyricism, GD4L attracted plenty of hype around their relentlessly flawless grind.

Yet, Time on Time stands as the perfect testament to how far their sound has come. Any fans of NAS, Biggie, Jay Z and Kanye are sure to appreciate the nuance behind his freshly crafted sound which finds a synergetic balance between mesmeric instrumental grooves and resounding lyrical conviction.

You can’t help but drink in the high-vibe empowerment which this record feeds you. Do yourselves a favour, hit play.

You can check out Time on Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rooftop J – We Going Up: Magnetically Connectable Smooth Hip Hop

Inspirational Hip Hop never gets old. As long as apathy still lingers in our society, we’ll need artists such as Rooftop J to grace the airwaves with high-vibe tracks such as “We Going Up”.

With the steady downtempo beats, a sprinkling of Jazz tones and the atmospheric depth of We Going Up, you’ll easily find the groove in the mix and be pulled along as you hang off Rooftop J’s every word. Their Rap bars parallel the mellifluous feel of the beats in the track which is bound to be of interest to fans of Mac Miller, Kanye, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.

Ever since Rooftop J made their debut in 2018, they haven’t been short of acclaim, and it’s more than easy to see why. Their magnetically connectable vibe is inimitable.

You can check out Rooftop J’s single We Going Up for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The Incredible T – FTC 190 Song: Old School Immersive Hip Hop  

https://soundcloud.com/the_incredible_t/ftc-190-song

The Incredible T’s track “FTC 190 Song” isn’t just a Hip Hop mix which is easy to slip into. It’s one that you melt into thanks to the US-based artist’s tendency to go right back to the old school with their sound.

Any fans of Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole are sure to appreciate the warmth of the nostalgically Jazz-infused tonally warm track. With The Incredible T’s effortlessly smooth lyrical delivery, it’s all too easy to get hooked into the lyrical narrative which finds perfect synergy with the fluid polished beats.

Not all urban artists put their soul on show in their tracks. But you’ll find plenty of soul in all of The Incredible T’s releases. We hope to hear plenty more from them in 2020.

You can check out the standout single from The Incredible T for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Hip Hop Artist King Omni Has Dropped His Most Dynamic Hit to Date with “ez”

Breaking Hip Hop artist King Omni dropped their fieriest hit to date with “ez”. The dynamic hit puts organic vibrant tones alongside deep reverberant bass to give King Omni the perfect platform to lay down his rap bars which seem to be constructed through pure wit. It may offer slightly more ambience than your average high-vibe Hip Hop track, but if authenticity is what you look for in Hip Hop, prepare to strike gold.

If you’re still under the impression that you still need to listen to the likes of Drake and Kendrick Lamar to hear a contemporary polished urban banger, let King Omni prove you wrong with the consistently evolutionary mix. From high-fire rap deliveries, to smooth harmonic crooning, ez offers it all in an accessibly seamless neat package.

You can check out the official music video to King Omni’s latest single ez for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Muhlatto – KICK BACK: A Shimmering Radio-Ready Feat of Hip Hop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLw1GzWNHsU

Seattle-based Hip Hop artist Muhlatto’s standout 2019 track “KICK BACK” stands as a testament to their commitment to creating the freshest polished Rap mixes.

It isn’t always the case that the hype around Rap artists can be understood. But with KICK BACK the immersive flow of the track, it’s clear as day.

Any fans of Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Dre, and Lil Wayne are sure to appreciate the smooth warm flow of the mid-tempo mix which makes it all too easy to get hooked into the grind. You’ll find plenty of vocal energy in KICK BACK. Yet, Muhlatto ensured that the playful witty bars were easy to follow. In short, KICK BACK is a vibing relaxing hit which you’ll feel inclined to put on your playlists the first time you hit play.

You can check out Muhlatto’s single KICK BACK for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast