FREEDOLO’s collaborative release Front is a track that fuses beautifully the acoustic soulfulness of a guitar riff with some quickly addictive RnB melodies and a stylish trap beat.
Nomo quickly shows itself to be an anthem for the rap fans who miss the classic weight and rhythm of the genre from way back when.
This is smart hip hop, classically inspired, skillful, stylish – impressive in every way yet alternative enough to really feel genuine. The word-play is immense and thus those second and third listens are essential. The upcoming EP is absolutely one to look out for.
Chughey keeps things personal yet welcoming, honest yet self-aware – intelligent yet real, often raw; always considerate. His work as an artist proves to be more and more impressive with each minute that passes by. The only thing missing is more, but it’s far better to leave your audience thirsty than to overstay a welcome.
Contrast is utilized within the language presented as both God and The Devil are referenced – and indeed as this journey moves through turmoil to possibility; beginning with descending from heaven and finishing with the idea that you’ll be protected.
A must for hip hop fans who crave the presence of something intentional and truthful, with unquestionable skill and a natural passion for the art form.
YHN Hammertime ticks a lot of boxes in terms of the sound of contemporary hip hop, offering melody and relatable ideas – along with character and familiarity all at once.
More Than Sex is one of his best to emerge yet – the quality and the heart that has gone into the writing is mighty. A definite hit for 2019 and one well worth adding to the long-term playlist.
The performance stands out for the passion and character that’s presented throughout. In the same instance, the music is so laid back, but it pays tribute to the classic, simple yet hard-hitting riffs and beats that played the backdrop to some of hip hop’s more historical classics.
This style is undoubtedly influenced by the alternative or somewhat less mainstream aspects of hip hop. Things get creative in an uninhibited manner, Jxhn Crxw performs – he doesn’t just read lyrics to you, nor does he improvise with meaningless ideas or no intention.
Hip Hop rhythms combine with RnB melodies and a dreamlike, trip hop soundscape on this single from Gunzo XL.
“I WROTE 41 IN JAIL, on my bunk; at the time of me writing it, I was thinking about the original song For Once In My Life by Paul Williams of The Temptations. For me it represents a moment of happiness in a less fortunate situation and a time capsule.”