Bam Vito is, in every sense of the word, a rap star.
Nac's album attests to the saying all that glitters is not gold. His 13-track LP, titled The Midnight Album, is sonically appealing. Comprising highly energetic flows and experimental hip-hop beats, Nac's album is a welcome sign of his authentic musical style.
This is a review for Ambush Effect & THORO's open mic in March 2021. In March, Ambush Effect and Thoro collaborated for The Jump Start Open Mic. Walking in, the room illuminated with neon lights. Subsequently, the energy that permeated the atmosphere was quite infectious. Everyone exchanged the good vibes with one another, cheering on those who took the stage.
MC Karma and Burke’ocet allude to confiding in their vices and guap when dealing with pain via "Bounty." The two start by saying they'd rather focus on their profit than be cuffed up. Additionally, the musicians reject their vices, saying
Unique M.D has the desire to get snug with a baddie in his lane, and that's thoroughly expressed in "Cuffin SZN." Since the cold season has come in full swing, there's a higher demand for suitors to find their better half. And so, the musician begins his pursuit.
Olas and designerdave link up to rap with precision about taking control of their destinies in "Been Fine." Refusing to let the negative moment ambush their joy, both musicians unveil that while it wasn't easy overcoming minor setbacks, it had to be done. Additionally, they inform others that their independent drives to success panned out for the better.
"SmokeThroughThePain" ultimately serves as a solace during tough times.
Miles Squiers' "SAY THE WORST" is about disregarding peoples' opinions because they'll look for faults anyway.
In "Sound Off (Halftime)," Boi Fresh clarifies that he's working aimlessly for what he wants. Matching the energy of a victorious-styled trap beat, the rapper drops confident bars because, after all, his sauce is A1. Following this, Boi Fresh showcases how he never settles for less.
Jelani Malik's "CLOCKWORK" eases the minds of those who feel pressured to beat the clock. The lofi-inspired R&B record uplifts the go-getters and makes them feel less alone on their journey. Jelani Malik does this by speaking from personal experience. Additionally, the musician says that putting faith in God's timing will ultimately lead you to a greater path.
Uplifting all achievers to trust the process, KS The Kid's WE CAN BOTH FLY is a 10-track album that's lyrically equipped with personal chronicles of how his hard work paid off. In like manner, the records on this project are relatable by nature because it reveals moments when he faced tough challenges. Despite this, WE CAN BOTH FLY shows that you can do anything you set your mind to.
The themes in Stuck in Paradise can be echoed by those stuck between a rock and a hard place. Juggling between moving on or staying the course, Mannikin speaks about what's really in his heart.
Giovany Revelle tells the discouraged that things do get better with time in "45." Driven by a bluesy country beat, Giovany sings about what it feels like to be down in the dumps.
Shocking airwaves with a commanding drum, electric guitars, and other upbeat rock elements, Falky concludes that he's living life with no regrets in "Dumb Out of Luck."
Only Yours by Young Bail is powerfully influential in its own right. The 12-track LP details hazardous get-rich quick-schemes, clout-chasing, and the dangers of street life, featuring a series of hard-hitting bars that explore social issues and his transcendence.
Romo’s “Falling” is for those who just want that old thing back. Over a pop/lo-fi, the singer uses a passionate, smooth range to express how he’s hurting since his significant other decided to call it quits. In nearly four minutes, he elaborates on what she’s told him.
Armanti Weeks goes through make-or-break situations that test his love in "Wanderer" and "Tell Me." Orchestrated by two calm neo-soul beats, "Wanderer" finds Weeks on the search for later. In contrast, the latter is about the singer wondering if he should move on.
PATRICK FRANCES' "Easy Baby" is relatable to the masses who "get distracted by overthinking it all." Over a warm, jazzy, hip-hop soundscape, produced by Fervour, the easy-flowing rapper leads his rhymes with introspection. Ultimately, PATRICK FRANCES speaks about finding light in the darkness.
Jireh's "Genesis" is an electro-pop 1980s-styled offering that sees the musician expressing how he feels toward a gal who has him "feeling out his mind." Mirrored by an ethereal range, Jireh asks his sweetheart if they should take their rendezvous to a more secluded spot.
Sam Brown and LONG NGHTS detail the pros and cons of working around the clock in "Crucify." Pleading with loved ones to remain patient with their progression, Sam Brown even sings, "I been working hard to make ends meet lately/But that don't mean you gotta go and judge me/You don't know how it feels, to be put up right in your feels." The brooding R&B trap beat gives Sam Brown and LONG NGHTS room to express how someone's changed behavior has affected them.
QUEES' They All Have Wolves In Them is the perfect blend of cinematic soundscapes rooted in trap and other alternative-based genres. Some might even say that the beat selection in "He Was Gone By December" has a Ye style. Commanding the charts with only eight tracks, They All Have Wolves In Them, see QUEES and his features taking pride in their success. Other tracks on the aforementioned EP are about silencing the opps, his charm, and, ultimately, living life without any regrets.
Ivey Amour addresses her lover's wishy-washy devotion in "Streets." Matching the calming R&B beats aura with a silky range, Ivey Amour lets him know that their time together is finished. But, if this former flame questions their separation, Amour has detailed why they won't work out. She's put her heart into this 100% while he rarely gave their union 50%.
aarvee tugs at the listener's heartstrings when speaking about a lover he can't get enough of in "morefiend." Produced by aarvee and Tom Santos, the three-minute and sixteen-second record unites lofi elements and alternative rock.
SultanTheGiant details his romantic feelings toward a beauty who's "so damn mysterious" in "Crush." Over the dreamy pop beat, the singer uses a tenor vocal range fueled with a burning passion.