Hip hop

Denzel Curry – Zeltron 6 Billion (feat. Lil Ugly Mane)

Denzel Curry released a new EP this weekend and it’s really awesome! The project is short, concise and to the point (all meaning the same thing actually) and that makes the project highly enjoyable.

I honestly think Denzel Curry has one of the best flows right now as he can just flow on whatever beat is thrown at him. His wordplay is  entertaining and the way he combines the two things make him standout as one of the most interesting upcoming artists.

Check the EP out as well as his other projects. He is really talented.

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Young Thug – Family Don’t Matter (feat. Millie Go Lightly)

Young Thug keeps on surprising me with these releases! When Jeffery came out, I was so excited for the direction he took. Him flowing together with the melodies has always been Young Thug’s strongest too, in my opinion and that’s one of the reasons why Jeffery is so good.

This Friday he released a new mixtape as a follow up to Jeffery called Beautiful Thugger Girls. He continues the singing from Jeffery on this and I can’t believe that he made some kind of mixture between rap and country-singing. Even just mentioning country with Young Thug in the same sentence seems ridiculous, but it just works on every level.

The guitar in the chorus reminded me of Raury’s God’s Whisper and that’s definitely a positive thing cause I loved that song. The feature from Millie Go Lightly has to be mentioned as well cause she just kills it and elevates the song even further!

If you listened to Young Thug before, but didn’t like him, you should give this one a chance. If you never listened to Young Thug before, give this a go and go listen to the whole mixtape if you liked it.

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DJ Khaled – To the Max (feat. Drake)

This song surprised me! I love how different it sounds – the beat is in my opinion doing everything for this song, but I kinda like that Drake steps a bit back and let the beat work the magic. The UK-inspired sound has really done wonders for Drake as an artist and his next move will be exciting to follow.

I don’t see this getting as big as other ‘Dj Khaled feat. Drake’-songs, but to see DJ Khaled make an experimental song is pretty cool. I hope that his new album Grateful will try out some different sounds (I’m the One is a pretty standard Dj Khaled song), but if there are more songs like To the Max, I could see the album being my go-to for summer anthems (but Calvin Harris’ album will probably be the album for that).

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Noah Carter – City of Sin

Danish artist, Noah Carter, has released his debut album and I was honestly surprised by the quality of it. I have never listened to any of his music before this album, but I decided to check it out because Google Play Music suggested it and I’m glad I did.

The song that stood out to me was City of Sin. He does sound a bit like Drake, but that’s not a bad thing. The instrumental sets the perfect mood for Noah’s voice and lyrics and it makes the whole song elevate to a different level compared to the other songs on the album.

Give his music a chance and listen down below and make sure to check out his album Couch Dreams as well!

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Bryson Tiller – Before You Judge

I’m back with another post after a couple of days off. I have to admit my “one-post-per-day”-mission was, despite being a fun goal, pretty optimistic and I probably won’t go back to that. I will instead only post songs when I really feel like sharing them – that usually means that the songs does such an impression that I have to share it with everyone!

“Now back to the good part” – Michael Bolton

Bryson Tiller dropped his album a whole month before it was supposed to be released. His debut Trap Soul was really enjoyable and this came as a pleasant surprise. Before You Judge reminds me so much of his song Rambo and I love how hard he goes on both of those songs.

Be sure to check out the song and if you like it, check out the album as well!

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SAINt JHN – Reflex

Yesterday, I was looking through the line-up at Rolling Loud Festival that was recently held in Miami – if you are a fan of hip hop that list is just PACKED! I almost knew everyone of the bigger artist, but there were a lot of the smaller artist that I had either heard a bit about, but never listened to or just straight up never heard of them.

I decided to listen to at least one song by the artists I didn’t know and there were a lot of cool different artists, but only one really stood out to me – SAINt JHN!

I think it has something to do with his voice and the way he sings/raps with a lazy flow. The production is on point and the chorus is catchy – everything necessary to make a good song!

Go listen to his music, he has only released 5 songs in total so it will be a quick listen – and support him if you like what you are hearing by following his SoundcloudYoutube, TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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Eminem – Guilty Conscience (Feat. Dr. Dre)

It’s Monday and that means I’m getting all nostalgic. The post today features one of the first rappers I ever listened to and what a legendary one!

Eminem has had a really long career and I would still argue that he is one of the best technical rappers there has ever been in the game. His ability to act out stories in his songs while using convoluted and complex rhyme schemes is one of the most admirable skills he has and I don’t believe anyone else has even come close to this (Earl Sweatshirt has this ability as well, so he is arguably the closest one).

This song is one of the first I ever heard from Eminem (together with My Name Is) and I still remember watching the music video. The whole concept is as awesome as it gets. It’s a rap battle on morals as the two sides go against each other with Eminem (Slim Shady) acting as the evil side and Dr. Dre being the good one.

My favorite part is the third verse where Eminem just snaps and brings Dr. Dre down with him:

“You gonna take advice
From somebody who slapped Dee Barnes?
(What you say?) What’s wrong? Didn’t think I’d remember?
(I’ma kill you, mothafucka!) Uhh-ahh, temper, temper
Mr. Dre, Mr. N.W.A, Mr. AK
Coming straight outta Compton, y’all better make way” – (Lyrics from Genius)

The way he flows here is the reason he is one of the best in my opinion!

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Kweku Collins – Oasis2: Maps

Kweku Collins released a new album called grey the other day and it’s pretty dope overall.

Ever since I heard him for the first time on Vanilla Skies, he has been on my radar and now he finally came through with new music.

Kweku got everything going for him – an unique sound, he can both rap and sing, great ear for melodies. I honestly believe he can get big if he plays his cards right and I hope this will help him get some exposure.

So check out the song as well as his album – I bet you will find something worth listening to!

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D.R.A.M. – Gilligan (Feat. Juicy J & A$AP Rocky)

Big Baby D.R.A.M. released a new banger with some help from Juicy J and A$AP Rocky! The song is a lot harder than what D.R.A.M. usually brings, but the style actually suits him.

Both Juicy J and Rocky has great verses and they fit perfectly on the beat – and D.R.A.M. kills the chorus! It’s becomes catchy after a few listens and I have had the chorus stuck in my head for a while now.

It will be exciting to see where D.R.A.M. takes his sound next. After Cha Cha and Broccoli he seemed really to have found and stuck with a positive vibe, but this song is totally a different approach, so I’m really excited for his next move. There’s nothing to do but wait it out (and enjoy this track while you wait).

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Blackbear – If I Could I would Feel Nothing

Today, I discovered a new artist! Blackbear released a new album today called Digital Druglord and I really like his sound. It reminds me a bit of 6LACK who I made a post about a while ago.

The production is really the highligt of the album and that counts for this song too. His voice isn’t anything special, but I feel like he puts a lighter spin on the sound that a lot of the OVO artists have as together with 6LACK and The Weeknd (at least his old mixtape sound).

This song is perhaps one of the darkest sounding on the album and I love how he builds up this sad and drugged out vibe by changing the pitch on his voice – check out the song and the whole album as well just below!

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