Exclusive Review: King Bone – “Trap God (feat. KD Young Cocky)” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art for King Bone’s Single featuring KD Young Cocky

We have some serious street heat emerging out of Chicago’s elite Hip Hop scene. Produced by NYC’s widely renowned track master Hassan Shareef of Black Magic Studio, new single “Trap God” by Hip Hop pioneer King Bone and featuring KD Young Cocky has been hitting the ground running since the track dropped, and has amassed an insatiable following and critical acclaim.

Featuring an anthemic and atmospheric beat structure that showcases both artists perfectly, this banger’s production value is effective, fresh and full of notable factors. King Bone‘s trap style vocal approach is versatile and cleverly executes his lyrical outbursts and dynamic punchlines. Meanwhile KD Young Cocky brings a more melodic and rhythmic edge to the table that resonates perfectly with the song’s tone and aura. Both rappers absolutely kill it on this song and collectively make this song a true gem in its own right. It’s a signature sound that is multifaceted and delivers up a solid mix that showcases several angles of both rappers’ artistic merit. The catchiness is contagious, the lyrical ability is apparent throughout the track’s duration, and the final mix’s textures and layers are structured with absolute precision.

This is the type of song that has staying power – where the song stays with you even after it’s over, and leaves plenty of desire for re-listening. It’ll definitely entice you to explore more of both artists’ catalogues, as well as other artists that Hassan Shareef and Black Magic Studios have produced. “Trap God” is currently available on YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify and other digital music streaming platforms. This is one you’ll be repping all through 2020.


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Exclusive Review: Kyle Oashu – “I Just Want to See the Sun Again” EP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Kyle Oashu’s EP

If deeply conveyed poetry translated into an atmospheric formula of Hip Hop, then Kyle Oashu‘s EP ‘I Just Want to See the Sun Again’ would be the soundtrack. And if there’s one thing this album actually is, it’s poetic and anthemic.

Kyle‘s EP takes the body and soul on an ambient journey with six versatile tracks that showcase his artistic merit and skill set as a songwriter. His bars and hooks are crafty, the beats are toned with different moods and atmospheres, and the lyrics are self reflective and real. His opening track “Nimbus” gives a great example of the subtleties that take place behind the beat structures. It’s spacious, soothing and really puts an original foundation to Kyle‘s rapping style and overall execution of his multifaceted style. The subsequent track, “My Grandma Lives In Heaven”, is the banger of the album and presents a charismatically upbeat aura with great lyrical bars and story-telling punchlines. It’s definitely one of the standouts of this record.

With beautiful piano and synth swells throughout the beats, Kyle‘s vocal approach is not only effective, but brings a stylization of subtlety to the forefront that makes this album deep and uplifting. The song “Pretty Little Monster” gives more great highlights to Kyle‘s mid-range vocal structures which hones a craft that highlights precision and technique. All six tracks tie very well together and really explores a self reflective journey of loving yourself before you can love someone else. It’s an inspirational EP and explores the facets of who we positively become through our own learning curves. ‘I Just Want to See the Sun Again’ is a must-hear for 2020. You can find the EP on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital music streaming platforms.


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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: Freddie Bourne – “The Troubled Boy At The Bonfire Disco” EP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Freddie Bourne’s New EP

When it comes to versatility, next level production value and attentiveness to detail, Freddie Bourne‘s EP “The Troubled Boy At The Bonfire Disco” really raises the bar and brings a huge, wholesome sound to the table. It’s his fifth studio release and features four larger than life tracks that explore many facets of Freddie‘s talent, and is the farthest thing from a disappointment.

Self proclaimed as “Conscious House-Pop”, Freddie‘s EP, produced by Stephen Horning of Dirty Dogg Productions, gives great nostalgic callbacks to the 90s and early-2000s era with his electronically infused Pop/Indie Rock sensibilities topped with House Music textures and exceptional song structures. Starting off with the opener “I Hope You Don’t Forgive Me”, we get a great acoustically-led guitar progression that builds up to something much more climactic and anthemic as the song plays on. Freddie‘s mid-to-high range vocals are strong, effective and presents this song’s chorus with absolute conviction. The Pop razor edge really works here and could easily be heard as a chart topper among many other artists of a similar caliber. The standout of this EP is definitely “Jeni”, a song with beautiful electronic and guitar textures, solid rhythmic structure and story-telling lyrics that really bring Freddie‘s songwriting ability to the forefront. This song is very busy, but not convoluted in the least; everything fits in its proper place. The 3-4 part harmonies in this chorus are very notable and big, and really encapsulates Freddie‘s precision as a vocalist. This track also has that classic 90s Alt/Rock feel reminiscent to REM, Goo Goo Dolls and Coldplay.

“Pale Blue Sky” (feat. E. King) and “Spacedust” (also co-written by producer Stephen Horning) are very ambient songs with innovative synth additives and bassy layers that drive both tracks into multifaceted territories. Freddie‘s vocals continue to shine and really showcase his ability to choose his vocal melodies wisely. His strength and projection really gives his vocal textures a wide array of techniques for both songs and really solidifies this EP’s signature sound. All four tracks of this record are diversely different, but you can still tell it’s coming from the same artist. Each song is carefully crafted, handled with absolute care and really paves the way for other artists that hone similar styles. “The Troubled Boy…” is a must-listen by all accounts and you will definitely be enticed to dig further into Freddie Bourne‘s career and discography. You can currently grab a copy of this EP on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad that you did.


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Exclusive Review: Dama – “Deep Thought” Album/LP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Dama’s New Album

Crafting a signature Hip Hop sound comprised of rhythmic textures, layers, moods and raw emotions that can fit into one musical aura is something to behold when it comes to Denver-based recording artist Dama, who has been building an insatiable street buzz with everything he adds to his discography. Now, with the release of the aptly titled “Deep Thought”, we take a deep dive into Dama‘s many angles of artistic merit and explore several facets of his talent through this 19-track LP.

From start to finish, “Deep Thought” is a journey through the realm of musical vision. The moods that navigate us through each track are subtle, versatile and sometimes even ominous. There’s a great sense of anticipation when it comes to some of the structural buildups, however leads us to a path of comfort and redemption both musically and spiritually. The production value focuses strongly on layers and setting the tone for what’s to come; making sure every vibe and detailed measure is something that can easily resonate with every listener. The album has a vast array of audio imagery and visionary techniques that get you to see (and hear) through the perspective of the artist, which is a major standout for Dama where we get a glimpse into his artistic approach. Each song is anthemic, effective and completely lives up to the album name.

This exercise of ambience and atmosphere is far beyond the ordinary visionary concept. It’s calculatedly diligent, brilliant in its production and intelligent in its musical execution. “Deep Thought” will definitely take you on a musically spiritual adventure you’ll never forget. You can currently find the album on Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. You won’t regret grabbing a copy.


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