Exclusive Artist Review: Leo Ganza – “Pandemic” & “Harsh Truth” Singles

Coming out the gate in 2012, Brooklyn-based Hip Hop artist Leo Ganza has pioneered the Rap genre and has been penning versatile bars and hooks since his high school years. Drawing inspiration from industry heavyweights like Jay-Z, DMX, Nas and others of a similar calibre, Ganza began hitting the ground running when one of his songs made it to number 4 on DJ Magic’s Hot 97 Mixtape, “Take It To The Streets.” He has also graced the stage with several prominent artists in the game including Maino, Uncle Murda, and Jadakiss. He’s entertained live on stages for Power 105.1 DJ Self, Hot 97 DJ Magic, DJ Drewski, and DJ Will. Now, with Ganza’s name well established in the Hip Hop game, his newer tracks have been innovating today’s modern Rap realm and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

His Covid -themed single “Pandemic” is a finely tuned Rap track with a 90s R&B swagger that has helped solidify the genre into what it is today. This piano-based beat structure is effective, multifaceted and really showcases Ganza’s vocal structure in a way that is central to the song’s overall tone. Measures of melodic chord progressions are ever apparent with bars and rhymes that are cleverly crafted and lyrically innovative. Another one of his singles, “Harsh Truth (feat. Swigga Giovanni)”, is melodically visceral and really brings his signature sound to the forefront. Taken from his 2019 album ‘Perfect Performance’, this R&B-infused song is diligently executed with multi layered production techniques and lyrical structures that go far beyond the industry standard. It’s a fresh sound that will easily grab your undivided attention and really entice you to check into what the rest of the album offers. Overall, both tracks are unquestionably versatile – and really puts the spotlight on Leo Ganza’s ability as an artist and songwriter.

If this is your first time hearing about Leo Ganza, then you’ll be glad you discovered him through us. In today’s heavily convoluted Hip Hop industry, it’s nice to hear a gifted artist that integrates the modern standard of today’s musical realm with yesterday’s classic Rap aura that we’ve all grown to love over many years. You can find both singles along with Ganza’s other releases on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be glad you did.


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Exclusive Artist Review: R Squared – “Different” EP

Emerging from the prominent Cleveland-based Midwest music scene, fresh faced Rap group R Squared have quickly began to hit the ground running with their distinctively catchy and innovative signature sound. Comprised of rising Rappers Khizzy and Robishbob, the duo has put together a debut EP of brilliantly crafted tracks that effectively showcase their musicianship factors and production value; bringing their artistic merit to the forefront while garnering complete creative freedom and artist independence by self-producing all their material and releasing it through their indie platform R Squared Studios.

Featuring five versatile songs with insatiable catchiness, R Squared’s debut EP, titled ‘Different’, brings a fresh Hip Hop sound to fruition with a futuristic aura that is cleverly executed and lyrically captivating. Opening tracks “Different View” and “Crooked” diligently combine nostalgic 90s vibes with a modern twist that puts R Squared into a calibre that is completely their own; balancing equal parts originality and familiarity to give their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Both tracks effectively showcase both rappers with their wordsmithy tactics and duel verses that compliment each other throughout the songs’ durations. Subsequent songs “Who Am I” and “For It All” however serve up a much more modernized approach with innovative beat structures and lyrical intellect. The beats are hauntingly ominous and hypnotically visceral, enhancing the listening experience from the very moment each rapper distinctively demonstrates their multifaceted and multi layered flow through every measure. These tracks in particular really delve into the musical identity of R Squared and the undeniable versatility that is displayed throughout the EP’s duration. Closing track “Vision” ties the record together and shines a spotlight on their signature style. It’s anthemic, atmospheric and really reaches new heights in today’s more contemporary market. You can hear both artists truly deliver exceptional songwriting structures and really bring their best A-game to the project without outshining one another. The unique lyrical bars on this song have a powerful intellectual presence that is seldom heard in today’s world of Hip Hop. The sound is collective and shares equal grounds when it comes to showcasing both artist’s strengths, which truly helps deliver an EP that is a standout in its own right.

For a debut EP, R Squared sets the bar high and delivers up a finished product that will easily exceed expectations. It showcases several angles of both artists in a way that shines a spotlight on both their individual abilities as well as their collective ones. You can listen to the record now on SoundCloud, YouTube and several other digital music platforms. ‘Different’ will easily become one of your favorites in 2021’s Hip Hop spectrum.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Temperance Lancecouncil – “Globally We Sing; Erase 19” Single

Country starlet Temperance Lancecouncil debuted just a few years ago but has made a significant impact on the music world and has also successfully amassed an insatiable following since then. Now, with the recent release of her newest single “Globally We Sing; Erase 19”, she continues to hit the ground running by proving to her audience that she has what it takes to reach new heights; and that she’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

This pandemic-themed single is anthemic and even has a national anthem feel to it. Temperance‘s melodically visceral vocals are charismatic, natural and strongly showcase her artistic merit and versatility in all the right places. The song structure itself is very atmospheric and ambient, lending a dynamically crafty approach to its signature style. And with the production and performance value paralleling each other perfectly, this song hits it out of the park in its entirety and really reaches new heights for the rising starlet.

This single also has that undeniable staying power where it’s not only a brilliantly written song, but an unforgettable one as well. One that will stay with you even long after it’s over. And if you are just discovering Temperance, this song will undoubtedly turn you into an instant fan. It’ll also entice you to dive deeper into her career and discography altogether as well. We can’t recommend this single highly enough. “Globally We Sing” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for recommending it.


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