Exclusive Review: KCG – “I Hustle To Eat” & “Pimp Coupe” Singles

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

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Emerging from the soundscapes of Chicago, Veteran/Rapper KCG began hitting the ground running in the music realm several years ago and since then has become a vital voice in the Hip Hop community. Known for his clever lyrical outbursts, smooth flow and dynamic word play, KCG has garnered an insatiable following and growing fan base, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Two of KCG‘s singles are big standouts in his discography, and have become big independent street buzzers and crucial for independent heat seekers. His first hit single “I Hustle To Eat” is a straight up banger with all the right ingredients in place. From a hard hitting beat, rhythmic tones and a tightly controlled fast flow that showcases KCG‘s multifaceted skill set, this track is anything but a disappointment – it’s on a whole other level. From clever punchlines and a very strong vocal projection, these facets are exactly what is needed to make a Hip Hop track a solid standout in its own right. “I Hustle To Eat” is the perfect track to really hear the many angles of talent that KCG possesses.

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KCG‘s subsequent single “Pimp Coupe” is a more ambient track with great melody choices and a catchy hook that really puts a signature touch to the song. Toned down from the previous track, this sing-songy single has an anthemic and stylized beat with versatile hooks and bars that deliver up a solid mix of old school Hip Hop and today’s more swagger R&B sensibility. It’s a completely different song, but you can still tell it’s coming from the same artist. The verses are atmospheric, the chorus is dangerously catchy and the overall tone of the song is consistent, clever and has all the traits of a chart-topper.

Both of these singles are anthems and really showcase KCG‘s artistic merit. He’s the type of artist that will give you a strong first impression and make you a fan for life once you start exploring his discography. If you’re looking for true street heat coming out of the metropolitan Chicago area, then KCG is your draft pick. You’ll absolutely love both of these prominent singles. You can currently find them on YouTube, Spotify and several other digital mainstream music platforms. Don’t sleep on this artist!


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Exclusive Review: Buu Baby IV – “Love Yourself” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Buu Baby IV’s Single

Emerging from the elite Atlanta, GA music scene, rising recording artist Buu Baby IV has catapulted into the spotlight since his inception with a dynamic and versatile signature sound. Now, with the release of his newest single “Love Yourself”, Buu continues to demonstrate that he has what it takes to keep climbing the industry ladder, and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

Honing his craft with a multifaceted Hip Hop and R&B approach, Buu Baby IV really shines on this track both lyrically and vocally. His hooks are dangerously catchy and charismatic, carrying the torch with a big presence that puts him far above today’s run-of-the-mill SoundCloud artist. “Love Yourself” is a charming track full of swagger and substance with equal layers between both the Hip Hop and R&B elements. Buu has one of those uniquely notable and polished singing voices that grabs your attention from the onset, but can spit fire bars as well with absolute ease. It’s an arsenal of talent that is rare among today’s independent Hip Hop scene and really stands out as a voice that can be utilized in almost any vocal formula.

“Love Yourself” is also a song that raises the bar for Buu Baby IV. The song is gonna be a tough act to follow and will entice fans to put their expectations on a pedestal. But at the same time, this just may be the kind of push Buu truly needs to deliver on his content, much like he did on this song, and continue to spearhead towards that big record deal that will give him his proper place in the world of music. Until then, this track will absolutely charm you from start to finish. “Love Yourself” is a sing that will make you an instant fan. You can find the track on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital music streaming platforms. This is a must-hear on all accounts!


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Exclusive Review: Susana Esono – “My Baby” EP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art for Susana Esono’s debut EP

Every artist is inspired by someone, something, or perhaps by an event in their life that gives their life some kind of direction. And through the trials and tribulations of losing someone very close to her, R&B recording artist Susana Esono‘s debut EP “My Baby” delves deep into the tragic loss of her brother along with the concept of mourning stages.

Through her heartfelt lyrics, you can hear and feel Susana‘s pain as she brings out an array of emotions in her opening title track “My Baby”. With an authentic vocal style infused with delicate piano progressions driving the song, this highly emotional track is reflective and really touches on the concept of how someone can be taken out of your life in the blink of an eye without warning. The tracks “Save It” and “In Addition” continue to echo this sentiment through many other angles of the emotional mourning process, carrying on the crafty piano themes that put an effective parallel between the moods and lyrical concepts.

Her song “Wanna” is a beat-driven track with flavorful R&B additives and gives this EP a versatile edge. The concept stays consistent with relatable lyrics and continues to reflect the many facets of Susana‘s journey of turning emotion into art. And then finally leads into closing track and previously released single “Work From Home”, the catchy 2019 song that began mapping out Susana‘s music career and winning the hearts of many.

As a young thriving artist, this debut EP puts Susana Esono off to a great start, and definitely creates anticipation into what she puts out next. “My Baby” is full of real emotion, eclectic lyrical textures and relatability factors that just about any R&B listener can appreciate. You can find the EP on Apple Music, Spotify, and all other major music streaming platforms as well as Susana‘s official website.


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Exclusive Review: Kemper Grant – “Jungle” Album

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Kemper Grant’s album “Jungle”

Coming out the gate of Oklahoma’s prominent music scene, freshman recording artist Kemper Grant has been making strides with his multifaceted Pop/R&B style with 80s Disco elements, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. His noticeably unique sound has garnered him an extensive fan base and insatiable street buzz with his debut album “Jungle”, which features 8 tracks of vibing goodness with a vast array of versatility.

This record is definitely all about the vibes. With the powerful album opener “All Day All Night” (feat. Young Polo), Kemper gets the party started quite nicely and captures very swift vocal melodies, introducing a sensual and vibrant signature sound that is bound to impress you. It’s definitely an instant standout of this record in every way. Other tracks on the album, like “Uber Ride To Cry”, adds impressively unique Disco elements that really gives the album an upbeat angle to facilitate Kemper‘s vocal structures. His sexy and swagger lyrics lend hypnotic themes to the vocal content, which parallels diligently with his mid-to-high range clean voice. It’ll definitely take you for a ride, Uber style. Another standout of this record is the smooth blues guitar-oriented “Round-a-bout”. A crafty, bluesy anthem that really encompasses the soul, and even lends a little bit of sensual rock and roll. Kemper‘s butter smooth vocal melody choices on this track are not only ambient, but visceral as well when you hear the vocal detail and production value. It’s a wholesome, atmospheric song that ties the album together and truly showcases Kemper‘s craft in all its glory, and you’ll most likely be noting this one as an album favorite.

For a debut album, “Jungle” will exceed your expectations greatly. It’s a dynamic record with great sense of production detail and is currently catapulting Kemper‘s career in a very promising direction. The album is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital music streaming platforms. You will be more than glad you gave this album a listen, and you will definitely be enticed to keep tabs on what moves Kemper Grant makes next.


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Exclusive Review: Majeur – “Tha Ceremony” EP

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Majeur’s EP ‘Tha Ceremony’

Multifaceted, catchy and lyrically clever are a few ways to describe Majeur‘s artistic merit. The Cincinnati-based artist has been a vital voice in the Hip Hop community since coming out the gate and really puts a fresh spin on the genre with an atmospheric presence. And with the release of his 6-track EP ‘Tha Ceremony’, we get a fresh demonstration of Majeur‘s versatility and uniqueness that has made him a standout since the record dropped.

The first thing you’ll notice, especially on tracks like “Flight Ranger” and “5-19”, is the ambience and atmosphere in the beats. They bring out the perfect dose of sensuality and even space-like themes that really adds character to Majeur‘s vocal melodies and sing-songy style. His voice is diligently multilayered and has a smooth resonance that truly showcases a textured lyrical style, which carries both a crafty and catchy edge. The standout of the EP is the more upbeat banger “Lavish”. A super swaggerish track that combines the atmospheric signature sound this record showcases, and a club-going bassy punch that would sound nicely through a set of Sony Xplodes. It’s a great blend of tasty flavors of ambience and melody all wrapped up into one hypnotically addictive Hip Hop record that definitely stands out among the average SoundCloud crowd. This is an EP of well executed and professionally polished songs with diligent production value that pays attention to detail.

If you’re a fan of industry heavyweights like Lil Wayne, Drake and those alike, then Majeur is a major recommendation that you’ll thank us for later. ‘Tha Ceremony’ is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll definitely be adding this one to your playlists.


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