Just in time for summer weather, Eli Liberty comes out with a fun and sultry pop R&B song! DRIPPY is released to mark what Eli is calling a new era for himself, foreshadowing a new project. The song itself is enthusiastic, energetic, flirty and would no doubt get the dance floor drippy! Eli even has a lyric video created to help you keep up with every catchy line, so you can sing along at a show or steal a line or two for your significant other! Eli Liberty has been taking the extra mile to promote his track as well, with his dancing talent, he has created a social media challenge called #DrippyMoonChallenge, where you dance along to the song, to a specific choreography, like TIK TOK. Altogether a fun and catchy song to dance and sing along too, it is not too explicit, not too cartoonish, just playfully suggestive and perfect for the upcoming summer months!
Coming off his earlier release of COFFEE & CIGARETTES II, The Homie Q is back with even more feel good tracks for your adult soul. ACCIDENT PRONE is a 5 track EP that dropped May the 4th, The Homie Q includes a direct homage to Star Wars with the cover art.
The intro track is a slightly megaphonic-filtered, autotune sing flow for the hook. He sing raps it really fast going into a bridge before his first verse where the Homie Q raps in a more conversational tone. “Blowing up my line for nothing, she say that she miss me, cruising with my Cali bitch, rolling up the Nipsey.” That line stood out for its Nipsey Hussle reference, calling some of the best Cali weed, Nipsey. This intro track has a lot of vocal switch ups which keep the song fun and different, nothing on this first record is expected, completely surprising.
BOY MEETS WORLD is one those fun bravado, lady killing songs. The song sounds like it samples Dance Dance Revolution. The Homie Q goes through reference after reference about his relationships with various women. A bright track filled with unique vocal runs of The Homie Q crooning! Track 3 is titled I SLEPT WITH THQ AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS T-SHIRT, which is a hilarious name that stands out. “Fuck me with the lights on, shootings stars shoot right on. Nothing lasts forever, baby come on, this is your song. Fuck with me the lights on, she can go all night long. I want this forever, baby come and get your shine on!” An extremely catchy chorus that will have you assuredly singing back and feeling yourself.
99PLUS1 is the fourth record on the project and contains The Homie Q’s only feature for the EP, Kasual OWNLY. This is another crooned banger, Kasual OWNLY comes in with a similar complimentary style and tone to The Homie Q. They take auto tune crooning to a whole new level on this track, very fun song! “I keep it 100 with you,” This project is chock fill of vibes for the ladies, full of vulnerability and masculine braggadocio. This is music you can bump at a party but also listen intently to.
“Never let ya go, never let ya go, no. Till I say so, till I say so, never let me go, never let me go, no. This means more than I know.” A heartfelt and emotion filled hook sung by The Homie Q for the last track on the project titled THERE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM FOR JACK. The project is perfect for summer rides and evenings, lots of slightly melancholic yet more sensitive vibes from The Homie Q, and poetry geared towards one’s love life that seems to always be tumultuous. A short and sweet listen but is easily put on repeat, especially if you rock with the auto-tune crooning style of hip hop, uplifting melodies, and catchy choruses. Do not forget to stream “Accident Prone” available everywhere and don’t miss out on his previous project which we also covered titled “Coffee and Cigarettes II”.
Blue Kubricks is back around generating enough noise to rumble your speakers! The band from Leeds in the UK release their new track LATIN, that hits on notes of Indie Pop Punk, a heavier direction from their previous releases like HEROIN. Aggressive but playful from the start, heavy on the drums and thrashing guitar with mischievous lyrics, giving you enough energy to mosh around. The solo mid song gives it that extra cherry on top, just when you think it could not get wilder. The melodic guitar riff cleans up the garage rock band sound, but not too much as to take away from the authenticity of is rugged edge. Blue Kubricks debuts on Monomyth Records with LATIN, and they made sure they stood out!
The smash single from Chicago’s favorite duo starts in with Khalid Reed rapping two verses with Kevin Wiley on the infectious and super catchy hook. Svn Svn Thr33 perform in an all white background similar to the popular YouTube series, Colors. With the duo at two standing microphones, they give a sensational performance for their lady killing hit, THE BREAKUP SONG.
“I know I’m the person you said you never needed, but how come when I left you alone I had you heated.” Khalid Reed starts in with the first verse, inferring how attached his lady was to him. “I be feeling like this ain’t been work, and I don’t know how to tell you that!” Kevin Wiley comes in with the smooth and rhythmic vocals on the hook, “You been wondering when I’m in my phone, got you asking me where my head’s been at!” Khalid Reed raps a second verse, with Kevin Wiley on a two part bridge to connect the progression to the final chorus. “Came to you at my lowest, but your actions they were lower than that, girl I promise I ain’t ever look back!”
Khalid Reed ends his second verse with these gut punching bars, and Kevin Wiley glides in with “I’m sorry it had to be this way, I’m sorry that I can not stay, I’m sorry that it came to this, I’m sorry but this how I feel! I don’t wanna waste your time, but I can’t keep living a lie!” The lyrics are quite relatable in this modern era of dating, with all the social media apps and technology. Svn Svn Thr33 promise it is nothing personal and it is sometimes just how relationships need to go; no hard feelings, just brutal honesty. That theme shines through exceptionally well on their hit record THE BREAKUP SONG.
Starting out the year early & strong with the release of his debut EP EPIC, StankNasty is continuing the momentum. Poppin’ back out for a fresh hip hop beat, Stank releases BANGER with a few notable heads to contribute, to truly make it suitable to its title. Bringing in some serious players on production and engineering with Johnny Innuendo and Gerald The Genius L, delivering a piano and string heavy melody, trapped out with hi hats and beat work. Joining StankNasty on the mic is AMK with the chorus, an artist that really adds the perfect touch to make a banger, as he did with StankNasty once before with THE LORD KNOWS. Really growing into his shoes with this beat, StankNasty sounds more polished on the mic the more we hear from him, packing a mouthful of lyrics in a verse with ease, “we stay out howling, only getting louder, we drawing the crowds, we coming for the crown. So you ain’t gonna hear no mother fuckin hush from us.” It looks like he is still just getting started and you can hear it when he says “I’m hungry as f*ck“.
Never be afraid to learn something, because the moment you stop learning is the moment you start dying, as spoken by the incredible Albert Einstein. This can go for as far as education to personal knowledge and comforts, and those best at expressing these efforts are artists like Mic Fort. Just releasing a new hip hop single called TRUST MYSELF, Mic Fort goes through mental challenges, a discovery of self and preferred environments. On this lyrically heavy track, Mic effortlessly illustrates his thought process through it all. Of course life can really only be enjoyed once you learn to trust yourself, your environment and the people you keep around you.
To learn to trust yourself so you can trust who you intend bring around you is an incredibly profound discipline; to learn your own behavior, from the good to the self destructive, before you can examine anyone else’s hidden intentions. Mic jumps into his lyrics without hesitation “I cant trust myself, I gotta find myself, so I hide and seek me, I can’t be nobody else. The road goes cold when you take back control, but as long as I got music I can never be alone.” The track itself, produced by KYLO, is such a groove, reeling you into a mood on the intro; a soulection type of vibe, but heavy on the beat work, meant to compliment Mic Forts lyricism and flow. Speaking nothing but truths, “the phone goes silent when you not the first to call, text messages be dry, you surround by the walls. As you start poppin’ they start wanna give you a call…” Mic points out fake people that just intend to leach, but he finds peace from them as well, “But lately I been meditating. Music, work I’m dedicated. Strategies has been created, I’m on a role, you can’t replace me…” Yoo can tell with the confidence on the mic, Mr. Fort has the utmost trust in his own craft.
TRUST MYSELF breaks Mic into this year, following up on a powerful 2020 stretch. Mic Fort is still glowing off the work from his last project and 2nd LP PENUMBRA. Just on the starting path this year Mic plans on multiple releases. As early as May 21st you can catch Mic collaborating with his brother Dee-Jay, most likely being a multiple track project. He is also planning on a few visual releases for his recently released tracks as well. Mic Fort has been on a roll since his first LP, DREAMS TO GOALS, dropped in 2019 and he has not stopped since, so check out his links below and give Mic a follow!
The doctor is in with another heavy dose of music. Footwork and juke artist emcee and producter, Splash DR comes through with an EP to follow up on his debut LP, THE KID LABOR. One big leap after another, the DR follows through with a whole 5 track footwork and juke instrumental. Bringing you DA CHI GUY, a cheeky spinoff to Super Marios Shy Guys antagonists, to reference the city of Chicago. Even more so is Splash DR’s move up to Zona Music for this release, these bigs steps are anything but shy, my guy! Talking with Splash DR for his debut LP release, he noted an inspiration into footwork culture to be in part to artists like Traxman. With the move to Zona Music, the DR now shares recognition under the same label.
Keeping similar qualities from his LP, Splash DR sticks to his jazz and soul inspired juke style on tracks like FASHO. A whole different energy from the introductory track, ironically named LAST PLACE, a personal favorite with its dark bassline and hip hop style. Giving off a fast paced urban, concrete jungle energy, mixed with some synth pop, juke style is ANOTHER DAY, which is coupled with a visualizer music video. CHILD holds title for most creative track with its vocal samples and cross genre inspired beat. The Splash DR Finishes off DA CHI GUY on a high note with HOLE, another jazzy, hip hop influenced footwork track. The whole EP keeps your mind and legs occupied at every hi hat, beat, snare and bassline, laced in classic and hip hop sounds. Check the full CHI GUY release on Zona Music Bandcamp and the visualizer below!
Like a rubber band, you can be pulled past your breaking point till you snap! Luckily SAESOH can keep her composure, singing about toxic relations. Almost a rebuttal to Yung Bleu and Drake‘s collab single YOU’RE STILL MINE, SAESOH’s music video remix scribes “NOT YOURS” across the screen. Craft-fully working around versus from the original song, SAESOH sings from the opposite perspective of the male counterpart. Where Bleu would say “You’re mine still… I don’t wanna go unless you make me“, SAESOH rebuts “You don’t wanna go until you break me.” A very eye opening and passionate contrast between the mind of a stubborn selfish man and that of an impassioned woman. Even more so, SAESOH’s vocals compliments the beat flawlessly, fitting well with the original harmonies, almost as if it was waiting to be rediscovered by her!
Takes intuition to spot a fake, but it takes a real one to POINT EM OUT! You can find them anywhere, even in your own circles! Keepin’ it real, Fazer comes through to clean house and alert us to the snakes. In his latest release POINT EM OUT, he lets it be known, “No strangers aloud in my domain, me and you, eye to eye thats always… There’s a op in the room so you better point em out, there’s a snake in the crowd, so you better point em out, what you about?” Posing the rhetorical question, what you about?, testing your own character to stand up alongside him. POINT EM OUT is doubled with a music video, recorded at Ever Evolved Studios by Yo_PierreFilms, following his last release CATER 2 U.
If you are not hated in some way, you probably never stood for something in life! The consistency Larcin has with his music can possibly create some envy to those around him. Coming out of a busy year in 2020, with multiple singles and a 15 track LP. that featured Wilhelm Duke, Lil Moe and Inca, Larcin has not shown a sign of stopping either! Recently he released HATED, following up on his singles ANALYST and ESCAPE from this year. The track itself is slow paced, but full of energy as larcin shows off his bravado in bars. “I got the vision, know its defining, no do not lie to me, tell me the truth. I been abusing, I pick and choose, the fight I don’t lose...” Sounds like he is only getting started with that energy and we are here for it!