“As much as change is necessary, this song is about trying to hold onto a time in your life that you’ll never get back.”
Following the release of his superb and inspiring new EP Never Fallin’, we bagged an interview with Atlanta’s Drills to find out more about his music, his journey as an artist, and his plans for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * Hey – thanks for the interview, and congratulations on the EP. … Continued
This is high quality story-telling, intellectual rhymes that tie in skillfully with emotionally loaded intimacy and unwavering honesty.
The hook circles around you, repeating and building up even more-so every time – meanwhile it sinks in quickly, leaving you singing along in an instant, and even considering the poetic depth underneath it all.
“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.