“The way I see it, I had my Hip Hop heroes growing up, and now my kids have their Hip Hop heroes growing up!!!! Growing up people said that Hip Hop would not last. So as Hip Hop evolves into what it is nowadays, who am I to say that it sucks!!!!!”
The finish on this track is a little dreamy, somewhat warped and distant, which actually fits well with the slurred vocal sound and many of the more audible lyrics.
Singer and songwriter Tony Levitas is no newcomer to creative pursuits, and the genre-bending, world-fusion ambiance presented on this latest single makes for a fine testimonial to that.
Following the release of yet another brilliantly colourful and upbeat new single – Time Is Out – we caught an interview with Life As Mary to find out more about her musical journey so far and her plans for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hey – so great to be … Continued
Adopting a brilliantly colourful and energetic, punk-pop performance style and set up, Life As Mary’s latest release is easily one of their most attention grabbing and memorable to date – an impressive achievement, considering how catchy and likable all of their releases have been so far. Time Is Out offers up an addictively enthusiastic fusion … Continued
This whole track utilizes both theme and language to build something consistently relevant and interesting – whilst also holding onto that necessary style and confidence to keep it rooted amidst today’s sound.
Gangsta rap has taken something of a backseat in recent years, thanks to the rise of mumble rap and other sub-genres of the hip hop world. Strong A.R.M works hard to reignite that spark. His voice stands immensely tall on this record, the verses reach out thanks to a spacious and lightly synth-washed backdrop, so your focus is on the words – the journey, the bars, the calm yet intentional delivery.
The verses lay out detail and personality, a performance that meanders and is consistently expressive and interesting. At these moments, the soundscape connects more strongly, seeing the track suddenly feel like a genuine hit from yesteryear – a mid-album D12 or Outkast track, but with a fresh identity and intention.
Life As Mary have captured lightning in a bottle with their new single. ‘Jacki’ is a song you’ll want to blast in your car on a sunny day with the windows rolled down.
Brooklyn Bri impresses in an instant with this single. The track talks openly of not falling victim to the industry – take control of your shit; don’t be a ‘stupid’ rapper – Bri’s lyrics thereafter follow a similar-minded pathway of individuality and self-awareness.
Sometimes simplicity is key, and Warm Blizzard has this down to a tee on his latest release. Love Me Now fills the room for merely a minute and a half, but really that’s all that’s needed to let this smooth beat and entrancing melody weave their way into your mind.
Got You makes for the perfect place to begin if you’re new to his music. An easy track to love, melodically complex, long-form lyricism – the piece allows itself the room to explore and express the ideas within.