Holleywood and Raheem Devaughn team up for “El Campo”

Washington, DC rapper Holleywood links up with grammy nominated singer/songwriter Raheem Devaughn for this go-getter anthem titled “El Campo”. The punchy track sees both artists in their element, with Raheem setting the tone with his commanding vocals and smooth catchy melodic hook. This is followed by Holleywood’s gruff and laidback flow and inspirational lyrics about plugging yourself in the system instead of waiting for someone to put you on. In a nutshell, the duo is all about hard work, internal drive and pursuit of success regardless of the hurdles ahead.

Holleywood started rapping when he was twelve years of age before learning how to produce and engineer his own tracks. Holleywood continued his career by founding his own multimedia company Swagg Gang Ent/The Infinite. Moving on to direct and shooting music videos for himself as well as other acts. Street life deterred him from music for a but now he is back and fully focused on the music.

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Cody Coyote Gives Voice To The Voiceless In “Passage” (Album Review)

The indigenous Hip Hop community is a small yet growing scene with new wave conscious artists using their creativity to spread awareness for change. When changes are not made, and voices are not being heard for indigenous rights Cody Coyote out of Ontario, Canada is stepping in and fighting back with his music. Being Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation, he uses Hip Hop as a form of expression to give a voice to the voiceless.

“Passage” is the latest album by Cody Coyote released this year consisting of 11 meaningful tracks. As we do in most of our reviews, we will highlight a few songs as recommendations and will highlight the lead single off the project, “Debwe”.

“Helpless” is the perfect intro for this project especially after glimpsing at the album cover art depicting indigenous people and colonists fighting for land which is represented by a heart. In this song he breaks down his struggles dealing with detailed facts of the past, and also bring up topics of current times.

When is comes down to that raw Hip Hop sound consisting of bars over dope beats, Cody Coyote brings it with “Keep the Peace”, and “Revolution”. He also compliments the project with the official video for “Debew” which you can watch above. Coming from Cali, we love the West-Coast G-Funk feel to this song and visual. With a wide range of musical styles in this project, he even has something for the club djs and dance heads with “Ogimaa”.

Cody Coyote proves in this project there is no limit to his creativity while juggling the grind of being an independent artist and activist using a voice as a platform for change within the indigenous community. The powerful messages and stories you find in “Passage” reflects that hard work, passion, and never ending fight for his people using one of the most powerful tools that make change, MUSIC! Overall rating, this project earns a 8/10 in our books.

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Tee Peters shares “Compliments” at will

Hardworking UK rapper Tee Peters teams up with LESKY for a jazz-infused introspective tune titled “Compliments”. The Latin guitar-laden tune is smooth and soothing and blends perfectly with Tee’s heartfelt and adulation-filled lyrics. His flow is commanding and the lyrics are candid as well.

 

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Benny Bizzie shares two songs titled “Signals” and “Player”

British R&B singer, songwriter, and producer BENNY BIZZIE makes his entry on our site with two tracks taken from his new EP entitled CHRYSALIS. The UMA-nominated musician sure is in his element on the tracks as he showcases a wide range of styles on the records.

On “Signals”, he makes use of a smooth guitar-driven bouncy Afropop soundscape as his canvas. Armed with his smooth and soft vocal runs he delivers a soul-gripping performance ripe with adulation and heartfelt lyrics that listeners can appreciate and rock with.

The second track we have “Player” is a moody slow burn that showcases a defiant lover weaving his way through emotional hurt and finding the inner strength to come out unscathed. The track starts off pretty slow but eventually builds up into a trap drum groove-driven beat while the haunting textures blend perfectly with BENNY’s stylish melodic runs.

The CHRYSALIS EP is a 7 track body of work that sees Benny reuniting with long-time collaborator and acclaimed UK producer Cee Figz, alongside producer Simon Brown, and live instrumentation from musician Darren Franklin and alternative rock band Less Than Hollow.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ChrysalisBenny Bizzie says, “The EP is about love, growth, and empowerment. Somewhere along the way in my life, I forgot who I was, and I lost myself, but I am getting it back one day at a time. ‘Chrysalis’ is me breaking free from the caterpillar stage, and becoming a butterfly, where we spread our wings and fly. This EP shows my growth over the years, and I created it so that others see that they are not alone in their early life stages of figuring things out, and going through their own growing pains. We’ve all had to start somewhere as is the nature of life”.

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Sara Marie Barron finds solace within love in “Three Hours”

Detroit-based artist Sara Marie Barron makes her entry on our site with much gusto. The genre-bending act dropped her debut album Sad, But True in 2018 and has gone on to release a second one Existential Glam in 2020. Fusing elements of Soul, Jazz, pop, and neo-soul, Sara bridges the gap between the old and new with her raw vocal talent and knack for penning heartfelt, evocative tracks that stirs up the soul of the listener. Her latest effort “Three Hours” dives into the dynamics of feeling stuck in one place and the brooding feeling that comes with it. Over a somber and quite melancholic backdrop, she shares her fears, hopes, and dreams while contemplating what the future would look like for her and her partner. At the end of it all, she doesn’t have the answers but she is certain that her feelings for that person will remain unchanged. Armed with a commanding vocal tone, she delivers a sultry and honeyed performance that ebb and flows as the track progress from warm dreamy textures into lofi nostalgic sounds towards the end.

“Three Hours” is taken from Barron’s upcoming EP, Angel Numbers. The EP is a 4 track body of work that explores her ever-expanding artistic growth and it was written and recorded in and recorded in an old church-turned-studio. The entire project was crafted alongside her longtime collaborators Mario Sulaksana (keys, production), Junho Kim(bass), Jonathan Muir Cotton (bass), Tariq Gardner (drums) the studio, and producer and engineer, Samuel Peters.

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Listen to Base Mosquito’s “Fighter” Featuring Kwazi Cort

Bulgarian-born music producer Base Mosquito is a multi-genre-bending act that blends elements of trip-hop, rap, house, soul, and alternative music. His new effort titled “Fighter” sees him teaming up with rapper Kwazi Cort and the result is a punchy track ripe with fiery flows and insightful lyrics to match. The track is an anthem for winners who are determined to go the extra mile regardless of the hurdles ahead. In a nutshell, it’s about finding strength and meaning, adopting personal responsibility and never giving up.

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Check out fika, Benedict Quinn , Sami Switch and Eddy Luna’s new collaboration titled “Alone”

South London production/singing duo fika is a staple in London’s indie music scene and with many collaborations and live shows under their belt, they are always pushing and expanding their musical scope with every release. Their latest effort titled “Alone” is a splendid collaboration with rising multi-instrumentalist Benedict Quinn, rapper/poet Sami Switch, and vocalist Eddy Luna. The result is a smooth soul-stirring piece made up of warm textures, lush guitar riffs, wobbly basslines, and atmospheric textures layered over soft drum grooves, all crafted by Quinn. The melodic tandem performance between fika and Eddy Luna is alluring and sultry at the same time as they set the tone for the love song. The track details the apprehension that comes with blossoming love as two lovers take baby steps venturing into this new region.

 

Eddy Luna has had a strong start to her career, signing to DJ Target’s Sony subsidiary “Pitched Up” aWer Target discovered the rising star on Instagram. Having teamed up with producer & MD James WyaR (Lianne La Havas, Eliza DooliRle) on her latest EP, Luna has performed on BBC Three’s “Tonight With Target” alongside LiRle Simz and recently opened for Years & Years at Nottingham Arena.

Sami Switch has built his reputation as one of London’s most in-demand songwriters, rappers & spoken word poets. Previously signed to Sony BMG as a songwriter, Sami works closely with chart-topping producers Billen Ted (Wellerman remix) and co-wrote Wes Nelson’s BRIT certified gold hit “See Nobody”.

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KID TRAVIS shares new single “U DON’T KNOW MY NAME”

Kid Travis‘s new single “U DON’T KNOW MY NAME” continues his slew of heartbreak songs. The track has a warm and bright soundscape laced over punchy drums. He blends pop with an r&b vibe with his sultry melodic runs and heartfelt songwriting that dwells on unrequited love.

 

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Listen to JustiKe’s new single “My Duffle” featuring Jurdan Bryant

Emerging Washington State rapper JustiKe makes his entry on our site with his new single titled “My Duffle” which sees him teaming with Maryland artist Jurdan Bryant. Over a sparse and haunting backdrop made up of brooding bells, moody textures, and sparsely arranged drums, the rappers detail the energy that comes with them being laser focused and being in their element at all times in order to achieve their goals. JustiKe starts the track with his laidback and unassuming flow and vivid bars about his goals, followed by Jurdan’s animated and impassioned performance.

 

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KatoDiHeartThrob wants to “Go Harder”

Emerging Southside, Jamaica Queens emcee KatoDiHeartThrob shares his new single “Go Harder” taken from his upcoming album entitled See Me Rise. The track has a somber and reflective aesthetic with soft drum grooves to match the rapper’s laidback flow and somewhat retrospective lyrics.

 

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