The Kid | The Kid and Friends — Review

Back again with fresh beats and a new sound concept, The Kid is ready to dazzle his listeners with his latest album “The Kid and Friends”. Packed with 11 songs of different yet matching vibes, this album is a must-have for hip hop and rap lovers all around. 

Starting off with “Dark”, the heavy acoustic beginning sets you off into a deep trans of wonderment. The strings later fade away, only to make way for The Kid to spill some rhymes. The overall feeling that the song generates will truly get you hyped up on a day of exercise or hard work.

Next up on the list, “Oh Brothah!” portrays a feel of early rap and reminisces the good ol’ rap sentiments. For a chilled back gathering, this song is a definite replay. Among the favorites of many of his followers, The Kid pairs up with various artists—G Perico and Pineapple Jam–—to include the track “Stay Dangerous” on this album. The eccentric backdrop of electric guitar accompanied with dangerous lyrics from different artists, truly makes this song one for the crowds. For a calmer approach, “Blue” is the one to please many on the album. With the sounds of theMIND and Daddio Smoov, The Kid delivers a rather laidback track than the rest of his songs. Moving on to the song “Yeah”, the chorus start of this track will take the listeners back to reminisce his past song “In The Waves” in the album “The Kid” which dropped back in 2018. However, once the initial “ease-in” fades out, The Kid along with Michael Christmas and Blanco Black pout it out for their rap fanatics and hip hop enthusiasts.

The album ideally complements The Kid’s sound and attitude. With a mixture of relaxing tunes and upbeat tracks, this album is an unquestionable addition to any hip hop lover’s collection.

Emerging Urban Creative Drops Latest Joint With Visuals “2 AM”

KingAudi recently released his latest project, the track and music video titled “2 AM.” After launching his career in the game with the debut track “DaygoSuperstar,” in 2020, KingAudi is now giving fans a full picture of the wide range of his capabilities as an urban artist, rapper, poet, and performer, who can do it all and beyond. 

In just one track, “2 AM” takes the listener on a trip through multiple moods, with a soulful and catchy record displaying the rapper’s impactful flow, never straining for effect and yet fully authentic. Interestingly, he also listens to other genres of music such as renaissance music, and Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach.

“2 AM” is a song he wrote to convey the feeling he gets when cruising late at night in his hometown of San-Diego. When asked about the different tracks he created and his creative process, the rising urban artist says, “I feel like there is no difference because every song got my energy and mind put into it. It’s like ripping out a piece of me and putting it on a beat every track.”

Always creating his very own aesthetics blending urban culture with his personal life experiences, KingAudi is currently working on his upcoming full album. 

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Lunar Pistols – “(Come)passionate” (Album)

Gajah (Acid Reign) & Turtl (Keep The Feel) join forces to form the duo, Lunar Pistols. Check out their new album titled “(Come)passionate”, released on 3/26 via ALR,  features Myka 9, A. Billi Free, MC Homeless & more with production by Smoke M2D6, Surebert, Handycat, Onewerd, Jah Bluez & Paranorml.

King Klick – “We Want It All” Ft. (həd) p.e. & Madchild [Video]

The King Klick pay homage to Point Blank alongside (həd) p.e. & Madchild in a mini-movie for their debut single “We Want It All” that dropped earlier this morning. The label Suburban Noize Records issued a statement attached to the video this evening announcing that the King Klick is a trio consisting of Chucky Chuck, Johnny Richter & Obnoxious. Together, the supergroup is in the midst of finishing their eponymous debut album coming later in the year.

Substance810 & Hobgoblin – “The Hanging Gardens” (EP Review)

This is the 2nd EP from Port Huron emcee/producer Substance810. Originally emerging in 2006 with his debut The Definition under his original moniker Tekneek, it wasn’t until last year when he dropped the fantastic sequel The Definition Of in the summer & then a debut EP Chess Pieces in the fall. But just 3 months after the release of his previous album Makin’ Waves, Substance810 is tapping in Hobgoblin for The Hanging Gardens.

“From a Seed” has some jazz undertones in the instrumental as the Michigander raps about growth before Josiah the Gift accompanies him to spit that pyrex shit on the gospel-sounding “Full Bloom”. The song “Marvel of Mankind” jumps on a flute to talk about being different from those around his way whereas “Pillars of Stone” goes into a more boom bap direction with lyrics about residing in the shadows of the underground.

Meanwhile, we have Jamil Honesty & Pure jumping on the horn-inflicted “Majestic” to come for their opposition’s throats before Substance810 brings in an orchestra for the Ma Dukes-tribute “Mother Earth”. Right after that, the minimal “From Darkness to Light” goes in about overcoming all obstacles & then ethemadassassin tags along to talk about wanting more on the grimy title track. “Harvest” is a victorious closer & the ambition in his lyrics is undeniable.

Substance810 is quickly becoming one of my favorite MCs that my home state has to offer & The Hanging Gardens is an absolute crown jewel in his discography. His lyricism is more introspective this time around & Hobgoblin brings in a wide range of sounds for him.

Score: 9/10