British rapper Saint unleashes an outstanding debut EP ‘LUCID’

Saint has just released one of the most refreshing and exhilarating EP’s of 2021 so far. Despite being only approximately 12 minutes long, Saint’s EP ‘Lucid’ makes the most of short listening time to take the listener on a unique aural adventure; the rapper spits out lyrics that conjure greater emotions than most music you hear in the UK Top 40.

Not a single second of audio is wasted on this EP as every single word and beat has the sole purpose of creating a meaningful, energetic and brilliant listening experience that is sure to be constant in everyone’s summer songs this year.

“Saint is the next to blow in the urban scene” – Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester

The EP’s opening track ‘Adrenaline’ more than lives up to its name, with Saint delivering his exceptional poetry with rapid speed, filling the listener with unlimited energy that will fit perfectly on any gym playlist.

The EP’s third track ‘Changes’ is Saint’s tribute to the power of words and how they can have a positive effect on the world, making you want to become a bit of a poet yourself. This theme continues on the EP’s closing track ‘No More’, which is Saint’s statement against the world’s lies and corruption and call to live your life based on your own astuteness, not how you’re told to live it.

Saint has used his innate ability of crafting wonderful soliloquies to bring about change in British society. This new EP has allowed Saint to finally unshackle his unique sound, which he has labelled ‘Revolutionary Rhythm’, onto an unsuspecting public. This distinctive sound has been crafted with the help of Saint’s brilliantly gifted producer ‘PsyRo’ who, in his own words, is ‘bringing a new sound for a new age’.

Hailing from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, Saint is set to become one of the most influential hip-hop artists in the UK. With the help of PsyRO, Saint has been able to set up his own label ‘MusicalKilla Records’ which is where ‘Lucid’ was released on. With Saint calling the shots on the record label, this means that his artistic vision will not be compromised for the sake of profit; the music and its underlying messages will always be the priority for Saint. Go give Lucid a listen if you haven’t already!

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J Carlyle’s latest single “Intruder Alert” is destined to storm the charts

I’ve just listened to one of the most memorable singles I’ve heard for months. J Carlyle’s new single “Intruder Alert” is a statement of intent for the poet cum rapper who has his eyes firmly set on chart success.

J Carlyle’s sublime soliloquies merged with an ecstatic melody creates what can only be described as an addictively catchy single. J Carlyle’s vocal delivery is also impeccable, as he flawlessly expresses the words he has written with clinical force. The single injects a wide range of genres into the listener’s ear such as reggae, hip hop, r&b and grime.

A musical prodigy, J Carlyle began showcasing his lyrical prowess at the age of 15 and has only expanded his talent as a musician since. 2020 was the year that J Carlyle first burst onto the scene with his acclaimed debut EP “Calculating the Ifs”.

This EP contained haunting echoes of events in J Carlyle’s life and touches on topics such as working in a hospital dealing with mental health issues. J Carlyle is determined to use music as a support mechanism for people struggling with mental health, he explains:

”I consider myself an advocate for Mental Health because it’s a topic which is extremely close to me. Over the last 10 years I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum from working in one of the largest mental health institutions in East Midlands, looking after people from all walks of life whose mental health has deemed them a risk to society or/and their own well-being. I myself have suffered with mental health issues also. This journey prompted me to work with Channel 4 and local council to create a music programme for the youth.”

“Intruder Alert” is the anticipated follow-up to J Carlyle’s 2020 single “Forever Girl”, which saw him collaborate with the legendary producer Mantra, who has worked with contemporary artists such as Rihanna and Future. I have no doubt that J Carlyle will soon be added to Mantra’s list of platinum-selling artists.

BBC Introducing have described this single as an “absolute banger” which I’m more than inclined to agree with. This single is only one of several new tracks that J Carlyle is gearing up for release in 2021; he’s also intending to release a book of poems as well as give spoken word performances. 2021 looks destined to be the year of J Carlyle and I’m sure this single is just the starting point.

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I Am Tru Starr releases album ‘Viva’ as a hymn to Black Lives Matter

I Am Tru Starr is an artist that epitomises musical expression. The tracks on this latest release truly portray his feelings and, for that reason, listeners can find it easy to relate to the emotional lyrics.

The album gives classic soul and hip-hop vibes while also allowing I Am Tru Starr to add his own twist to the music. Having spent five years in a federal prison, his experience with the subject of the lyrics gives a sense of realism. Especially in track ‘Something’s Gotta Change’, which brims with emotion and personal experience.

I Am Tru Starr is originally from Rochester, New York and he’s living in Las Vegas now. As a young black man, he’s seen first-hand the best and the worst elements of society and portrays this through his music. We can see this through the lyrics of ‘Something’s Gotta Change’:

This society is sedated and I wanna do my part in waking ‘em up. It’s about time real music got the light it deserves. No politics. No label tricks. No big city backing. My family explained to me when I was young that Emmett Till (whose lynching was a major influence on the emergence of Black Rights in 50s and 60s America) was a distant cousin, and what he went through has always helped to fuel the passion in my music”

I Am Tru Starr boldly displays true honesty, highlighting societies problems with real potency. This album is not to be missed…

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Odillia links up with Snoop Dogg for new single ‘Break it Down’

Listen below to the invigorating new tune from hip-hop pair Odillia and Snoop Dogg. It provides a funk and R&B stylised track, coming soon after Odillia’s latest major hit ‘End of the World’ with Lil Keed, which currently sits at 2.2 million views.

Despite her youth, Odillia excels in her performance dedication and writes all her own songs – including this one!

The song demonstrates the fragility of relationships, with one partner seeming to need clarification of where things stand.

It’s clear that this talented artist won’t be held down by the limitations of one music genre, but Odillia admits to being a hip hop artist at heart.

After leaving home at 16 to pursue her music, it’s inspiring to young musicians worldwide that she has succeeded in not only making her debut, but teaming up with legends like Snoop Dogg himself.

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Aussie rising stars The Bonnie Doons to release new EP ‘The Betweeners’ on 20th November

The Brisbane-based five piece have teased the release of their upcoming EP ‘The Betweeners’ with their latest single ‘Fred’.

This song’s honest and blunt lyrics, depicting a malfunctioning relationship needing to be ended without guilt, stand it apart from blander singles. ‘Fred’ begins the countdown for The Bonnie Doons’ highly anticipated new album.

Boonie Doons give the 90s a showcase with their style of alternative rap and pop. ‘Fred’ offers classic chiming guitar chords intertwined with a fresh groove.

The music is perfect for stretching out and drenching the last of the sun from those crisp autumn mornings.

Similar to Ocean Alley, GUM and San Cisco, ‘The Betweeners’ creates a space where you can easily drift in the EP. The band’s new music leaves them in promising stead as the industry works on its return to live music, as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Thankfully, fans have ‘Fred’ to satisfy them until The Bonnie Doons can return in full force…

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Cloudy Clouds’ new album ‘Imprisoned in a Daydream’ is a stunning lyrical story

Cloudy Clouds has released his debut album, Imprisoned in a Daydream which, in 14 tracks, gives a charming mix of self-deprecating humor, witty social commentary and, of course, the nuances of dreamy love. The UK hip-hop scene may not be quite sure what has hit it.

Mensa-member Claudio Elliston has reinvented himself as Cloudy Clouds. Based in the Crouch End area of London, his influence stems from hip-hop’s finest talents, namely Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and, of course Sha Stimuli. Taking notes from these names, we see nothing fake in the music of Cloudy Clouds. Instead, the lyrics are bursting with an emotional sharpness which defies rap stereotypes of soulless commentary.

Notable songs include ‘Your Future Daughter’ which focuses on the UK’s drug laws and their problematic repercussions, and ‘Calling Round’, a song from the perspective of a terrorist attack victim. Cloudy Clouds is the antithesis of shying away from controversial topics.

An album made special by its pure and majestic storytelling, Imprisoned in a Daydream is a mash of trap, grime, drill and rap. Cloudy Clouds is at the top of his game.

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Kanye West reveals he will run for US president in 2020

2020 has already been a whirlwind, and Kayne West has just announced he will run for US presidency yesterday on Independence Day. Kanye West is a already a successful music artist, producer and fashion designer. However, it is not official yet as it is not clear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on ballot.

Some people think this announcement is a simple publicity stunt, though others questioned: (according to Politico) How did West go from being a public supporter of President Donald Trump to announcing a run against him? 

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.” Earlier this year we have also seen that Kayne West has declared he will no longer write secular music, strictly all Gospel religious music.

The Grammy winner has already mentioned running for presidency, as last November he said “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk”. This would most definitely be a late registration as he is past the deadline for state filing to register as an independent candidate.

Beyonce is awarded BET Humanitarian Award

Beyonce will be awarded for her efforts with the BET Humanitarian Award. BeyGOOD charity, where she recently donated millions for coronavirus relief and helped to set up testing sites in home town Houston, Texas. Her team members have also been dispersing personal protective equipment, essential items, hot meals, and store vouchers to locals in need.

In addition, Beyonce just launched the Black Business Impact Fund, donating earnings from her surprise single Black Parade to support black-owned small businesses in need. She has also been supporting scholarships through her Formation Scholars initiative, and providing clean water to the people of Burundi via her BeyGood4Burundi partnership with UNICEF bosses.

Beyonce will be presented with the award during the virtual 2020 BET Awards, which are set to be televised in the U.S. at 8pm ET on Sunday.Previous recipients of the award have included John Legend, Quincy Jones and Chance the Rapper

Discrete Brings the Sound of California to 2018

Discrete, a rapper, singer and producer raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, is gearing up for the biggest year of his musical career so far with the first sounds from his forthcoming album, ‘Let Me Remind You’ With a style which has fleshes of E-4, G-Eazy and Max Dre, Discrete is every bit the one-man-music-machine, having control over every element, from writing to producing. Already with seven mix tapes and two label released albums under his belt, and no signs of his prolific productivity waning, the thing which really makes Discrete stand out is that no two tracks sound the same – this is an artist who is constantly moving and continually evolving.

His latest single, Move Yo Body, is the kind of infectious summer anthem that is almost tailor-made to play with the windows of your car rolled down Lyrically Discrete has been compared to artists like Kanye West and Drake with real life story telling composed into a work of art. Written, recorded and mixed by Discrete himself, it showcases an ultra-confident artist at his most playful and slick.

His new CD entitled “Let Me Remind You” features the hit songs: Move Yo Body, Try This featuring Sage the Gemini and If I Went Broke, all of which are getting significant plays locally and online. Now ready to take on the world at large, Discrete, despite his name, is going to be hard to ignore in 2018.

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Kalada Gives You Groove With The ‘Bussa Move’

 

Kalada, a brand new act from North West London has been hard at work, and now has something great to show us, the ‘Bussa Move’.

Yes, that’s right, the brand new single ‘Bussa Move’ is getting everyone excited, and with a little social media competition on the go, more and more buzz is surrounding the songs release. The track is a beautifully arranged blend of Brazilian inspired music with modern day hip-hop and dance.

The track also has had the music video makeover treatment, with a recently released video opening up the visual market, making Kalada an unstoppable force.

 

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