Daniel Jordan crucifies himself in a video for the Type O Negative-sampled “I Don’t Wanna Be Me Anymore” off his new album Dark Night of the Soul.
Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Blink (Instagram) served us a juicy joint ‘Wanna Party.’
Honestly, when we first read the title of Blink’s new song, we expected an energizing banger filled with hooks, jumps, and autotune. But no! Blink tricked us all and served a real vibe, chill, almost bedroom-like single. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not a low-energy tune, ‘Wanna Party’ is a smooth mix of intimate R&B with influences from old-school 90s rap, and we loved it.
‘Wanna Party’ is Blink’s debut and we don’t think he could kick-off his career better than with such a mood. He also dropped a music video for the release – he looks sharp as he performs his track, hangs out with his homies, girls, and is having a good time chilling in FL, life looks good out there, man!
LA spitter Phonk P floats over this prime-time slime banger produced by GodBLESSBeatz on “Summertime Killahs.” The latest video off of the Lord Mobb compilation tape, this is one of the highlights of the album for yours truly. Word is that Phonk and BLESS have more work in the chamber to be released in the future as well so keep a lookout!
NuffxSaid is an upcoming rapper from Austin, Texas. In 2019, they released their project “Foundations Of A Hooligan.” With this body of work potentially preluding what could become the future of Texas hip hop, will NuffxSaid’s first album be able to prove this?
Through his aggressive delivery and hard-hitting bars, NuffxSaid creates an abrasive experience that showcases his ability to dominate in hardcore hip hop. He immediately shows off his strengths and, for the entire seven-song experience, only expands on these skills. Nuff is relentless, and moments like “F.O.A.H.” and “Out There” show this at its pinnacle. When NuffxSaid isn’t ripping into your skull, he’s taking introspective dives into his own problems. This quality rounds him out as an artist and is highlighted on “OG Triple OG.” Through his thoughtful lyricism, hard-hitting flow, and neat artist skills, NuffxSaid makes an experience that’s Texas should remember.
Behind the boards, there’s a menacing soundtrack that fuses southern hip hop with classic boom-bap. Each song takes a different risk, and it’s part of the reason why each moment feels so unique and immersive. From the guitar on “F.O.A.H.” to the pulsing drums on “B.O.A.T.S.,” each song has a different quality to offer. Through all these well-crafted moments, the one that resonated with me the most was “Gangsta Moves,” which thrives due to its menacing undertone and smashing drums. Overall, the soundscape matches the vibe of NuffxSaid’s vocals masterfully.
In conclusion, “Foundations Of A Hooligan” is a solid debut statement that showcases the potential NuffxSaid has in hip hop. His rapping ability is impressive, and the way he can match his vocals with crazed horrorcore instrumentals is a special skill. Going forward, I’ll be on the lookout for Nuff’s next project as I believe it can be something special.
Highlights: Flow, Production, Atmpshpoehre
Deshawn’s most recent release “Dressed for the Tiny Desk” is a light and refreshing release with eight sweet songs that make for a cool 30 minute EP. Deshawn’s melodic voice paired with his jazzy-funkadelic-boom bap instrumentals are what we like to call a whole vibe. Dressed for the Tiny Desk is a thought piece with insightful lyrics and airy tones. The album begins with a brief skit about the purpose of man’s attire. It basically asks why we choose to dress up when most of us lack the status or title that fit the outfits we choose to wear. In the words of Shakespeare- “the clothes maketh the man”. It’s an interesting concept, perhaps we are all regal in our own right, perhaps we perform better when wearing nicer things, or perhaps we just like dressing up. This ideology opens up a can of worms, ie. why do we do anything? It’s a very philosophical way to open up an album.
The album then immediately digresses, leaving the philosophical ponderings as food for thought. Deshawn pivots into the soulful track “Singing Shit”, where he serenades his beloved. It’s the type of song that makes you want to two-step with that special someone. It’s comical and sultry, both themes that can be found throughout the EP.
As we travel to the end of Dressed for the Tiny Desk it’s clear that Deshawn is dressing for success. Although his time in fatherhood, marriage and on NPR’s stage hasn’t come yet as noted on his with track “P.U.S.H.”, he is preparing the path for the future. Deshawn is in the period of recollection and reconciliation of past and present. He dwindles between life lived and dreams destined. We wish him the best and hope to watch that Tiny Desk Concert soon.