Mace Syre Drops New Song, “Abandoned”

Emerging Chicago recording artist Mace Syre prepares for 2021 with an attention-grabbing new single called “Abandoned.” Enlisting the talented producer, Sighost, Mace explores the toxicity that comes from the fall-out of a romantic relationship. A painful R&B twisted track, the song touches on manipulation, self-destruction, and misery that just won’t let go of an individual once it attracts itself to them.

The song presents both the male and female perspective. On making the new song, Mace Syre reveals, “When I was writing “Abandoned” for the first 20 mins I started looking at the title and just remembered every song that had a title like that, and it always had the singer or performer being the victim, and it was someone else’s fault, and that got me thinking ‘what if someone left me, but I was the problem, and they were right?’ That led to the whole story.”

Syre continues: “‘Abandoned’ was honestly really fun to make; I remember texting Sighost (producer) about the space theme the song needed to have to get that claustrophobic feel on it, and while brainstorming ideas, he sends over this instrumental and it became the fastest song I ever wrote. I remember while recording in the studio with Jarrett, he kept getting blown away, it was our first time working together, and that was one of the best times in the studio for me. I honestly think there’s more to the “Abandoned” story, so there may or may not be a continuation to this. Who knows?.”

The new song follows a string of 2020 songs from the rising star that made a lot of noise, including “Perfect & Blind,” “Danger” and “Biao.” “Abandoned” prepares fans for the forthcoming album arriving 2021 on the thriving artist’s own imprint. Not much is known about Syre’s upcoming effort; however, it’s promised to deliver the emerging artist’s best work to date. For discovering fans, “Abandoned” makes for the perfect origin point to begin following this new artist’s undeniable rise to the top.

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Check out the visualizer to “Abandoned” now.

Dasango Breaks All Stereotypes In Hip Hop On New Single “Lifted”

Fayetteville-bred artist Dasango, a promising No Breaks Entertainment signee, lately dropped his new track titled “Lifted.” The release is a chill and groovy song. It is filled with urban-spirited and elevating moods, and is home to smooth soundscapes. The artist demonstrates his harmonious flow and the ability to build feel-good and layered music. The lyricism is on point. 

“Lifted” also has a music video that is nice and romantic, sharing the energy of the song. It is filled with smiles, eye contacts and spreads positive energy. Hip-hop has never been this kind and cute, probably in its whole history. No drama, no swag life appreciation, no violence: “Lifted” breathes fresh air into hip-hop and changes the genre’s perception for a broader audience who might still have stereotypes on what urban music usually sounds like.

Milano Constantine x BodyBagBen – “Write It In Blood” (Album Review)

New York City & Cali come together with Milano Constantine & BodyBagBen new release “Write It In Blood“.  The album cover reminded me a old Hollywood Gangsta film with the blood red overtone and trigger happy host! The classic Hip Hop sound caught me by surprise, the quality of the mixes made each song resonate even more. The Dj scratches were on point fell right in to the pockets of production adding a full spectrum of elements.

The 1st song on the album “Hell Or High Water” was smooth at the roots reminding me of slick storytelling of Griselda Records artist. The production sounds east coast born with the hi hats and drum hits. The chant style hook screams New York influence the origin of our Hip Hop culture. “Jesus Pieces” was all about bars the substance was hot merger, I especially like the  Biggie sample used in the hook it made the record fuller. The 2nd verse its gritty and raw substance stays constant but again this song is more focused on the bars.

“The Hearse” Production felt a lot like the previous song but the bells changed the a bit. We see the Dj scratch formula is used time after time in the arrangement of the songs. Each artist came out swinging on this one like piranhas sniffing blood. “Sparks Steak house” Was one of those confidence boosting songs, you see the story of a don learning to move and Finesse the streets. I get a Nas influences from the terminology  which would parallel the east coast starts. The Dj Scratch is a major elements to this album giving it a dated feel. It doesn’t matter when you drop this record it will always song golden age.

“Jazz Cafe” Gave use exactly that feel, The Conway style deliver hits hard on this one with massive punch lines ! Jazz sounds merge with the gangsta style approach and horror sounds which can be an exciting Halloween video or short horror film. “Sobre” was Raw it came in demanding you to Bop your head with passion its like the production commands your attention. “Primavera” was  dope  lyrical content “2 greats dodging the pearly gates” there verse 1st quoted the start of the eternal process music will never die as these 2 hope to influences the HipHop Masses.

“Write it in Blood” Feat Planet Asia was my favorite song on the album as the bar arrangement and chemistry on this record is unmatched I can wait to see a visual on this one. Planet Asia came so gritty and raw showing why he holds a legendary spot in the underground fans psyche.”Brutus” sounds in compliance with the rest of the album, the high bell influence mad it a bit annoying but overall it average. “Vicious” feat Supreme Cerebral  was hot I digged the lyrical words chosen along with delivery intensity. The super hero vibe makes it dope and I would like a larger variety in the style of the hooks other than all Dj Scratches. Keep updated with Body Bag Ben & Milano Constantine on social media for news music and visuals.

Rating: 8/10

XP the Marxman – “Make the Devil Pray” (Album Review)

XP the Marxman is an MC from Los Angeles, California who came up as 1/3 of the trio Rhyme Addicts. As far as his solo career goes, the dude has a few projects under his belt already (most notably the Roc Marciano-produced Keep Firing EP that came out just this past spring). This was followed up 3 months later with Sincere Leader 2 but to cap it off, we’re being treated to another full-length effort before the year is out.

The opener “Double Bubble” talks about hustling’ over a psychedelic instrumental whereas the next song “Wave ‘Til the Grave” talks about switching his lifestyle because he needed much more over a soulful beat. After the titular skit, the track “Losses” talks about how he ain’t taking any over a laidback instrumental while the song “Zooted Shooters” talks defeating the king so he could wear the crown over a boom bap beat with some vocal harmonizing in the background.

“The Conduit” talks about those faking over a cinematic instrumental while the track “True Lies” with MALCOLMSEF sees the 2 trading back & forth with each other nonchalantly over a weepy beat. The song “Suenos” talks about living in a dream over a glistening boom bap instrumental while the penultimate track “Mi Clasa” talks about those who aren’t even on the same level as him over an unhinged beat. The closer “Still Laughin’” then gets on his gangsta shit over a drumless, symphonic instrumental from Roc Marciano.

Overall, this is a good follow-up to Sincere Leader 2. XP continues to reveal himself as one of the most hard working & consistent dudes in the west coast currently as his lyricism remains unmatched & the production choices are well picked out.

Score: 7/10

TNT Tana – “Detour” Da EP

Coming straight out of North Atlanta, rising underground trap artist TNT Tana ends 2020 strong with his latest project drop titled “Detour” Da EP, exclusively available on Livemixtapes.com & Certifiedmixtapez.com.  This EP has 4 hard-hitting tracks, sure to impress all underground trap rap fans worldwide!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @tnt_thereal_tana.

XP The Marxman – “Mi Clasa ” (Video)

Ending off the year with a bang, XP The Marxman premieres his new video, “Mi Clasa” prod by. Es_Ey_El shot and edited by New Vegas Films and 1000Words in Los Angeles. This song is off XP’s latest project titled “Make The Devil Pray” with production by Roc Marc, Merge beats, Tone Beatz, Slide Beatz, Malcolmsef, Jake Case, and 40s and Blunts productions.