September, 2022

Necro Brings Back The Sexorcist on ”Go Down South”

Coming fresh off his ”Crazy!” single with Merkules last month, the death rap innovator himself Necro follows it up in the form of the raunchy ”Go Down South”.

JaeWav Releases Emo Hyper-Hip Hop Banger ‘Heartbreak & Harmonies’

JaeWav, also known as Jae Markwick is a 19-year-old Singer/Songwriter from Adelaide, South Australia. Jae grew up listening to acts such as Guy Sebastion, Hilltop Hoods & Eminem. In 2020 after the debut of The Kid LAROI, Jae began writing and recording songs. His music inspirations are The Kid LAROI, Juice WRLD, and the Hilltop Hoods. Come 2022 Jae found his sound with a mix of Hyperpop and Melodic trap. Gearing up and getting ready to release his debut project ‘Heartbreak & Harmonies’

Heartbreak & Harmonies is a fast-paced, high-energy Hyperpop / Hip-Hop song by JaeWav. Heartbreak & Harmonies talks about a failed relationship Jae went through where his partner cheated on him with someone close – the worst type of betrayal. Jae talks about how this feeling and experience sent him off the rails temporarily causing him to indulge in substances and waste all his money partying.

RIP Coolio (A Word is Bond Rap Radio Tribute)

Hip Hop has lost another one. Rest in Peace, Coolio. You will be missed.

This tribute mix kicked off the show last night. I had already put the podcast together too so this is a bonus episode. If you listened live last night, you got an additional half hour of programming.

Much respect to his family, friends, and fans!

Original Air Date – September 29, 2022

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Janice shares new single “Don’t Lay It All On Me” and announces forthcoming EP

Grammis nominated (the Swedish Grammy awards)  Swedish singer/songwriter Janice found writing therapeutic growing up in a household filled with 90s singers such as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo etc, but she later ventured into dancing. After a while, she joined a choir in Stockholm where she developed her craft and released her debut Fallin’ Up in 2018 and a follow-up one-off song “Make Me Feel” that heralded her return. Now, she shares the new single “Don’t Lay It All On Me” which showcases her vocal range and ability put her emotions on wax. Over the sombre piano keys, reflective strings and sublime textures, Janice pours her heart with much gusto as she muses on past mistakes and pleads for recourse as no one is perfect.

 

“Don’t Lay It All On Me”  is taken from her forthcoming 4 track body of work entitled The Playlist, which is tied with the release of a brand new Netflix series called ‘The Playlist’, which explores the origins of Spotify – and which also marks Janice’s acting debut. She plays one of the leading characters Bobbie T, with three of the original works appearing in the series.

Watch the teaser below.

 

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JaeWav Releases Emo Hyper-Hip Hop Banger ‘Heartbreak & Harmonies’

JaeWav, also known as Jae Markwick is a 19-year-old Singer/Songwriter from Adelaide, South Australia. Jae grew up listening to acts such as Guy Sebastion, Hilltop Hoods & Eminem. In 2020 after the debut of The Kid LAROI, Jae began writing and recording songs. His music inspirations are The Kid LAROI, Juice WRLD, and the Hilltop Hoods. Come 2022 Jae found his sound with a mix of Hyperpop and Melodic trap. Gearing up and getting ready to release his debut project ‘Heartbreak & Harmonies’

Heartbreak & Harmonies is a fast-paced, high-energy Hyperpop / Hip-Hop song by JaeWav. Heartbreak & Harmonies talks about a failed relationship Jae went through where his partner cheated on him with someone close – the worst type of betrayal. Jae talks about how this feeling and experience sent him off the rails temporarily causing him to indulge in substances and waste all his money partying.

J.Swave shares an uplifting message for those in “Crisis”

UK rapper J.Swave makes his entry on our site with this heartfelt and sombre tune titled “Crisis”. The mellow record dives into the delicate issue of sickle cell and its long-lasting effects on carriers. Over a moody and atmospheric backdrop, J.Swave delivers a brilliant vocal performance ripe with vivid lyricism and relatable tales of a handful of people he knows that have sickle cell anemia and how they all have had to alter their lifestyles to manage their health situations. The song is quite insightful and well-crafted and sure gives a nuanced perspective for listeners while paying tribute to everyone who suffers from the inherited blood disorder.

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King Iso Returns for a “8 P.M. Med Call” (EP Review)

King Iso is a 32 year old MC/producer form Omaha, Nebraska who up as a protege of San Diego chopper Twisted Insane. But he would only drop first 2 full-lengths The Insanity Plea & Autophobia under Brainsick Muzik, falling out with his former mentor & putting out his next album DeMenTia independently in 2018. However, I was thrilled to see him sign with Strange Music the following spring & his debut on the Kansas City powerhouse World War Me that came out when the COVID-19 pandemic started quickly become one of the label’s best albums ever. He just dropped Get Well Soon earlier this year & I happened to like almost as much as World War Me. So when Iso took to social media saying he recorded so much music for his last effort that he’s giving us the leftovers in the form of his debut EP, it intrigued me enough to check it out.

Tech N9ne & X-Raided tag along for the trap opener “R.A.P. (Really A Psycho)” talking about that’s exactly what they are whereas “Happy” works in some somber keys to wonder if he’ll ever find happiness again. “N.A.A. (Not At All)” returns to trap turf calling out someone for not listening to him, but then Taebo tha Truth comes into the picture for “F.W.T.T. (Fuck What They Think)” shoots for a moodier aesthetic down to the finger-snaps & hi-hats talking about not caring of what others say of them.

“I.M.H. (In My Head)” brings in the acoustic to let y’all know where he spends way too much of his time while the song “Speedy Recovery” is a twangy trap banger admitting that his road to recovery isn’t happening fast enough. The penultimate track “Touch the Sky” has a more glistening quality to the beat giving the world a letter from the other side & “Otherwise” ends the EP by chillingly confessing his hopes.

For a bunch of outtakes, I think nearly all of them would’ve fit right it on Get Well Soon somewhere in the track listing as a little long as that album already is. His production is on par with that & World War Me with Iso’s themes of mental health will definitely continue to resonate with a lot of people who’re not alone & are also in a dark point of their lives.

Score: 8/10

Rome Streetz Demands You “Kiss the Ring” on Griselda Debut (Album Review)

This is the official 7th full-length album New York emcee Rome Streetz. Breaking out in 2016 off his debut mixtape I Been Thru Mad Shit, was followed up by a plethora of project with the most notable being the Noise Kandy tetralogy & Headcrack. Last year however was probably his biggest one yet, as he dropped some of the best work of his career from the DJ Muggs-produced Death & the Magician or the Futurewave-produced Razor’s Edge to the Ransom-assisted collab effort Coup de Grâce & the Griselda Records deal that followed. But after Pyrex Pot Poetry dropped out of nowhere earlier this summer only for Rome to reveal it was released without his permission, the Buffalo label that has had the culture in a chokehold for the past 6-7 years is making it right with the fans by making ‘em Kiss the Ring.

“Big Steppa” is a piano/boom bap opener produced by Camoflauge Monk with Rome declaring himself as such whereas “Heart on Froze” works in a unhinged instrumental from Conductor Williams talking about belittling his competition. “In Too Deep” incorporates some vibraphones confessing that he was drowning before he was swimming, but then Conway the Machine tags along for the rugged “Soulja Boy” talking about their boys wyling like Big Draco himself.

Meanwhile on “Tyson Beckford”, we have Rome on top of some dusty drums & synths from Daringer advising that experience will really teach you about the game leading into the vibraphone/boom bap laced “Destiny Child” produced by Denny LaFlare wanting you to watch him cook since he got the recipe. Benny the Butcher & Stove God Cook$ both come into the picture for the flute-tinged “Blow 4 Blow” talking about coke just before “Ugly Balenciagas” blends a sax & vocal loop to call his competition trap.

“1000 Ecstasy” returns to the boom bap with some psychedelic chords declaring the world to be theirs while “Armed & Dangerous” with Armani Caesar finds the 2 over a crooning DJ Green Lantern beat asking what love is without trust. “Cry Champagne” returns to a more richer aesthetic with Rome confessing that shit’s gotta change while the Westside Gunn-assisted “Non Factor” goes into drumless turf talking about how we know what they need.

Continuing from there, The Alchemist hooks up a piano/boom bap instrumental on “Long Story Short” telling the story of someone who needs to change for his daughter while “Serving” with Boldy James returns to spit some gangsta bars on top of some chords firing off like machine guns. The track “Reversible” has a bit of an abstract groove to it calling out those who’re washed while the Sadhugold-produced penultimate song “Fashion Rebel” refers to himself as such on top of a vintage loop. The title track though ends the album on a jazzy note talking about prospering now.

As a Griselda mark since 2016 & someone who’s been following Rome since the pandemic, I’ve been waiting for this day to come for a nearly a year & it’s the the GxFR debut that I could’ve ever dreamed of. His intricate gangsta rap bars accompanied by the unique styles of basically most of the roster & the label’s signature sound really is a match made in Heaven.

Score: 9/10

YUNGMORPHEUS takes us to a “Distant Place”[Video]

Florida-raised, LA-based rapper YUNGMORPHEUS  drops a new single “Distant Place”  and announces his new EP Burnished Sums, out November 18th via Lex Records. The jazz-infused track sees him teaming up with producer/instrumentalist Joe ArmonJones (of Ezra Collective). The rapper delivers smooth performance with his distinct laidback demeanour and knack for blending insightful bars with his characteristic bravado. He takes listeners down into his world and shows us the ups and downs and some characters who he knows on his way to finding his purpose.

“Distant Place” is also accompanied by a Jabari Canada-directed visual which follows YUNGMORPHEUS in various spots around New York City. The result is a blend of eclectic visual fxs and novel seamless transitions and cut scenes.

Burnished Sums tracklist:

1. The Price of Convenience (prod. Creme)

2. Figure-Four Leg Lock

3. It’s Stuck Now (prod. DMH)

4. Head Above the Water feat. Goya Gumbani (prod. August Fanon)

5. Distant Place (prod. Joe Armon-Jones)

6. Sonny’s Triangle (prod. DMH)

Stream “Distant Place” on SpotifyApple MusicSoundCloudYouTubeDeezerBandcamp.
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NOMADD and Dialek Dubai deliver a new banger titled “Take It UP”

NOMADD and Dialek Dubai go for broke with their new collaboration titled “Take It UP”. The gritty hard-hitting tune is bolstered by crunchy drum breaks, dark textures and the duo’s fiery performance. The lyrics are vivid and blend that good old bravado with a dash of insight. The lyrics are inspired by their own morbid experiences that shaped their lives and now they are neck deep and too far gone to go back.

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