After racking up over 206k streams on the official music video for his debut single, PTSD, and becoming a viral sensation on TikTok in the process, East London’s Lil Zino stormed into the rap scene with one of the strongest debuts of 2023.With melodic minor key pseudo-trap instrumentals setting the cinematically melancholic tone, the atmosphere was set for Lil Zino to pour vulnerable candour into the track with his stonily steadfast vocal delivery which runs through in a magnetically paced
“Poolside” is the latest single from Drench Fries, the project of Brooklyn-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Levi Nattrass. Impressing in the past with songs like “Shut-In,” Nattrass continues showcasing an alluring vein of songwriting with “Poolside,” featuring contributions from members of Bread Pilot (DDW), in addition to mixing by Sam Rosson (Death Cab for Cutie, Great Grandpa, Pedro The Lion). “Don’t wanna get out of bed, thinking about what you said,” the laid-back vocals admit, gearing seamlessly into twangy guitars — exuding an especially beautiful allure past the first-minute, into a piano-driven “struggling to see,” enticement. “Poolside” proves inviting with
Following its Boiler Room debut alongside song producer Trey Kams and ScHoolboy Q during Kal Banx's TDE presented LA set, Yakiyn aka Yak The Mack unloads his self-directed music video for "Petty." If the Dallas native looks familiar it's most likely because photos of him modeling Kanye's Yeezy Season 3 collection made it to the front page of GQ a few years back; fast forward to today and he's premiering his first single of 2023 and I can assure you it was well worth the wait. Reconnecting with Trey Kams, instrumentalist for Burna Boy and Doechii, the track finds the […]
Isaiah Rashad joins Windy City wordsmith Kembe X for his Hippie Sabotage produced cut "Rolling Stoned." A thought-provoking masterpiece that cleverly disguises its depth with wordplay and ethereal Alternative Hip-Hop instrumentation, "Rolling Stoned" invites listeners to embark on a journey of hidden meanings and insights. Serving as yet another teaser to the Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate's forthcoming 'Sleep Paralysis' project, it may initially appear as brash rap but the record unfurls into a profound exploration of personal growth, dreams, and self-discovery. “When we made this song in September 2021 it felt like a reunion and an opportunity to show Hippie […]
Isaiah Rashad joins Windy City wordsmith Kembe X for his Hippie Sabotage produced cut “Rolling Stoned.” A thought-provoking masterpiece that cleverly disguises its depth with wordplay and ethereal Alternative Hip-Hop instrumentation, “Rolling Stoned” invites listeners to embark on a journey of hidden meanings and insights. Serving as yet another teaser to the Top Dawg Entertainment […]
From the instrumentation to the songwriting, AVIJÉ's latest release "Black Jungle" is littered with moments that are deeply thought-provoking and immediately snatch our attention.