Exclusive Artist Review: SupaChase – “Better Late Than Never” EP

Not many 16 year olds have the dynamically crafty mic skills that South Carolina’s SupaChase does. In fact even most experienced rappers can barely touch his ability, and that’s what makes him such a standout. His youthful energy and swagger is a rarity among today’s younger artists and will undoubtedly leave an impactful mark on the rap game. And when it comes to SupaChase‘s newest EP ‘Better Late Than Never’, the rising artist proves that he has what it takes to climb to the top and hit the ground running.

Beginning his journey into the world of music at age ten, SupaChase has been solidifying his signature sound for the past six years and has encompassed a very versatile and innovative style that is effective and cleverly executed. An artist that writes and records all of his own music himself, ‘Better Late Than Never’ is comprised of eight solid tracks that have a vast array of multifaceted elements and tasty flavors. His track “Go (feat. Marissa)” is a hypnotically visceral listening experience that really showcases SupaChase‘s mic skills, lyric ability and innovative uniqueness. The song has plenty of swagger as well as a beat that possesses the ability to move the goal posts entirely in today’s rap game. Marissa’s melody in the song’s chorus is insatiably effective and redefines the serious catchiness standard. If there’s one track that is bound to reel you in from the jump, it’s definitely this one. The track “Sunset” is another ambient and atmospheric effort that has a crafty hook that sets the tone for the rest of the track’s duration. SupaChase also showcases his ability to sing hooks in this song which undoubtedly parallels his dynamic rhyming skills and wordsmithy tactics. The R&B-oriented beat in this song is very anthemic and really solidifies his versatility throughout this record.

Anchor single “Strange” is an absolute banger with a chill, swagger 90s beat and will easily draw in old school Hip Hop fans of many crucial eras. And “No ID (feat. Billy Winfield)” shares a similar stylization with a more upbeat tempo that really enhances the musical landscape that SupaChase consistently brings to the forefront. These two tracks are a standout of their own kind and really explores several angles of his artistic merit. They are high quality bangers with production and performance value that parallels each other diligently and effectively. Overall, this EP touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving each listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. It’s absolutely mind blowing that a record of this quality is written and produced by a teenager. It’s definitely one for the books for SupaChase and can definitely be looked at as his current magnum opus. Artists of a similar calibre normally don’t come anywhere near the skill sets that he possesses, and this EP is direct evidence of that. ‘Better Late Than Never’ is a must-hear on all counts and is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be an instant fan upon first listen, and you’ll be thanking us later.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Arhkota – “Victoria” Single

Known for his versatile style and dynamically distinct signature sound, LA-based recording artist and drummer Argel Cota (known as Arhkota) has been hitting the ground running in the music realm over the last two decades and has collaborated on more than 70 projects. Nowadays, Arhkota continues to be a sought-after musician for live and in-studio recordings, due to his ability to quickly adapt to all musical styles, his amazing fat sounds, and natural talent for improvisation.

Now with a solo career as Arhkota‘s primary focus and the upcoming release of his sophomore album, the veteran drummer continues to encapsulate his musical aura and amaze his fan base as well as the music world in its entirety with his new atmospheric anchor single “Victoria.” This ambient track is aligned with both top-notch performance and production value, paralleling with the songwriting and crafty style that is apparent from start to finish throughout the song’s duration. Produced entirely by Arhkota himself and featuring additional blissful and ambient vocals by Lubna Maher, “Victoria” encompasses an atmospheric indie approach and really showcases Arhkota‘s authenticity and artistic merit. Each component of the song is crucial and multilayered with multifaceted angles that bring forth a style that is diverse and magical. It explores several moods and delivers an essence of nostalgia through several measures that plays out with a story-telling method; leaving us with a listening experience that touches on both visceral and versatile textures.

There is insatiable staying power with this track where it stays with you even long after it’s over. It’s the type of song where you can truly feel Arhkota‘s craft and will definitely entice you to dive deeper into his discography and career altogether. It’s an amazing single that’ll create anticipation for what the rest of the album will deliver. The album releases on May 7th and is titled ‘Dreamy Hamilton’. But the single “Victoria” releases tomorrow (April 2nd) and we honestly can’t recommend it highly enough. It’ll be available on several digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and many others.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Nomad Mr. Murk City – “Trap Bible” Album/LP

South Carolina’s Nomad Mr. Murk City broke out onto the scene ten years ago and quickly began hitting the ground running with his melodically visceral and straightforward modern Hip Hop signature sound. Since then, he has amassed an insatiable following and fan base and has shown no signs of slowing down. And with the recent release of his debut album “Trap Bible” in 2020, Nomad continues to raise the bar for the southern Hip Hop game – and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

Comprised of ten diligently crafted and versatile tracks, Nomad‘s flavor of Hip Hop on this record touches on several layers and really encompasses a style that could appease any fan of the genre. His sound could easily resonate with fans of 90s rap, yet still identify with today’s more modern approach. It’s a well-executed release with several multifaceted tracks that offer up different angles of Nomad‘s artistic merit, and really proves that his clever lyrical narratives and witty punchlines are anything but ordinary. Anchor single “Make It Home (feat. Moviee215)” is accompanied by an official music video and really starts the album out with a more visceral listening experience. This track has a very ambient beat with perfect doses of melody within the verses that are both cleverly written and effective. This track possesses a realm of catchiness that catches your attention just as much as the lyrical bars do throughout the song’s duration. A must-listen on all accounts and a very impactful opener. The melodically-driven “The Baddest” continues to bring forth dynamic melody choices and really showcases the different rhythmic presences that this album encapsulates. But it’s definitely the straight banger “Keep Pushin'” that truly brings every crucial element together into an anthemic track with undeniable staying power. It’s a single that puts Nomad at the top of his game and showcases his strengths in the most effective places. This is another must-hear in every way and will likely win you over as a Nomad fan pretty much instantly.

“Trap Bible” is jam packed with versatility and casts Nomad with the most crucial moments of his game. It has brilliant production value and parallels perfectly with his artist presence and songwriting ability. This record will easily raise the bar for Nomad as well as the rest of the Hip Hop game that possesses a similar calibre. You can get your copy of “Trap Bible” now on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be glad you did.


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