Dee Wile has been the name on everyone’s lips; this Tampa, Florida-based rap model has been gathering momentum and unleashing some masterpieces that have got the whole industry talking. Armed with a unique combination of ferocity, poeticism, and even humor, Wile continues to flaunt with razor-sharp wordplay, admirably sensational blunt lyricism and a commanding vocal style that turns on a dime from sugary to snarling. He has been honing his skills and he now exudes and emanates the kind of confidence and wisdom you can only earn!
“Don’t Forget Your Lighter” is his latest project and #10 at that. This album has got off to a chart-topping reception with many tracks from this 9-piece collection already unanimously acclaimed from the various music platforms. Each and every track here pays homage to musicians, athletes, pioneers and anyone who shaped Dee Wile’s life growing up and everyone who was a source of inspiration to will; therefore, each track bears the title of the relevant luminary in Will’s life.
“Antonio Brown” is the opening track from this collection; – first things first, that intro is hilarious (the talking points!) and really prepares a listener for the masterpiece. Given a very underground and chilled vibe reminiscent of old-school rap, you might be forgiven for thinking you tripped into Nas’ “KID III.” But this is Dee Wile doing magic as he delivers some articulate rhymes over the laid-back yet raw instrumentation in ways he only knows how. The NFL wide receiver would certainly acknowledge such an authentic body of work as this!
“Ron Isley” is as therapeutic as it is entertaining. One thing you will notice about Wile is his ability to capture the attention of his audience with his fluidity and flawlessness and in this track it is no different as he demands your attention with his witful lines over the nostalgic beats.
Just like his luminary, Dee Wile literally walks over the beats in “Kodak Black”- displaying such clever wordplay, maturity, and confidence complemented with uniqueness which really set Kodak Black apart from the other trap rappers (this track got me thinking about the 2016 XXL freshmen Cypher where I first heard Kodak!)
I really dig “Meg the Stallion” because I had already interacted with this smash jam and unlike Drake’s “Circo Loco” from “Her Loss” album, there is no second-guessing the intent of this track; this is an unmistakable tribute to the rap queen Megan the Stallion who has really raised the bar in as far as female rap is concerned and Dee Wile matches that impact with his own heavy bars sandwiched between some catchy hooks as he proves to be a lyrical stallion in his own right. By all standards, “Meg the Stallion” is an edible track!
“Chris Brown” is another mega-hit from this album; intriguingly, this banger gives me a similar kind of vibes as Breezy’s “Go Crazy” (I don’t know if it’s just me but after listening you will know how you feel). Wile does a magnificent job matching the cadence of the more atmospheric, danceable, and thumping beats in this certified jam!
The Bonus track, “Lemar Jackson” featuring PaperTreal and Bongo Mo is pulling some tremendous stream numbers and it is easy to tell why; the 3-piece really did go hard on this one to ensure a memorable performance worthy of any hip hop purists’ time!
There is still a lot to grasp from this seamless collection and if you love the real hip hop; then there is nowhere else you’d rather be this is the place, to take everything off cos’ you home!
“Don’t Forget Your Lighter” is out now on all the streaming platforms; follow the attached link, roll the blunts up and turn up the volume!
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Los Angeles-Based Singer-Songwriter Bunny Daniels Exposes Her “Freak” Side Albeit Melodically!
Songstress Bunny Daniels’ expression of creativity began at an early age, inspired by her own mother’s musical adventures as a choir member in the church; introducing her to the scene, would impact Bunny Daniels’ appreciation for music which soon spiraled into an insatiable obsession! Fast forward, and now Bunny Daniels is a recording artist with the dream to take over the world and astonish it with her musical gifts. At its core, Bunny Daniels’ music reflects her own inner thoughts and desires while she is still able to maintain her roots in Gospel. Music is an outlet for Bunny’s inner thoughts; – something she uses to express herself. What you get from her is more than just the music; this is an experience that you are bound to never forget- so strap in and enjoy the ride!
Her new jam “Freak” is idiosyncratic as it is addicting; I actually admire the heart and soul that went into the making of this masterpiece. It is nostalgic, warm, and catchy, and performed with a touch of glory that caves deep into a listener’s heart!
There is everything to admire about how certain elements have been integrated into this tune to make it genre-defying; there is that marriage of the soulful nostalgic R&B features with a therapeutic dose of the pop vibe to create something that breaks the boundaries within time and space- it most certainly bridges that gap between old school and new school sound intriguingly!
Bunny Daniels’ vocals are soft-sounding, crisply clean, and the kind that feels and sounds innocent; – perhaps as a reflection of her gospel roots. The clarity and command of her voice make it feel like she is actually performing to you live as her smooth voice gloriously floats over the instrumentation like those NASA people do on space!
I hope you get it when I say her voice feels innocent because it does- there aren’t enough words that can quantify that but if you have watched enough films and listened to enough music, then you have a glimpse of this. She feels like she is singing from the past and yet communicating the present and future (if that even makes sense!)
This is your chance to listen to “Freak” and decide whether it fits the bill; follow the attached link and if you find it gratifying, add it as a favorite and share it tremendously!
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UK-Based Singer-Songwriter Taffy T’s Latest Remix to His “Time Flies By” Is the Ultimate Distillation of Therapeutic Music!
Just an artist with the dream of impacting the globe with his musical talents; Taffy T has been working like a leader without a title and as a human dedicated to living in awe of life’s most gorgeous graces. I couldn’t be more proud of this dedicated artist who has refused to stand still as he seeks to make his voice heard by continuing at all costs; – perhaps highlighting the fact that persistence sits at the threshold of mastery! It was a very proud moment for him when he finally released his debut project “On That Night” and I could feel it meant the world to him that he was sharing a full-length project after 3 years!
“Time Flies By – Remix” is an eclectic melancholic-sounding soundtrack, and it is from those sad emotions built around it that give it that relatability and personal touch. I have listened to this tune severally and it got me thinking how the lightheartedness of being and the ancient pain of the past can’t stand the sight of each other!
It is always so hard to move on from past failures and requires steady and ceaseless practice that involves the brain; takes work and patience. Yet savoring this very instinct is an essential move for a dazzling life. This time is all you have and it’s an empire worth more than any amount of money in the world- this tune somehow reminded me of that!
There is a great deal of improvisation in this epic-sounding track with a dazzling blend of alternative features of dance-pop that give it that upbeat feel and as the track builds, I also felt some deep, blazing beats quintessential of hip-hop genre thrown in there. All through Taffy T’s powerful and uniquely identifiable vocals lusciously slink through the cheerful instrumentation with gratifying command and lucidity!
Overall, “Time Flies By – Remix” is engrossing and catchy particularly with that infectious chorus and the danceable beats add to the fascination of the track!
Follow the attached link so as to acquaint yourself with Taffy T’s latest work and if you like what he has to offer, do not hesitate to add this tune to your playlist and share it with others!
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West Coast Student of the Game Tall Flame Debuts His “Walking Tall” Album That Is Out Now on All Digital Platforms!
The student of the game seeking to become the master of the universe of his own making; Tall Flame is following in the footsteps of his legendary predecessors from the West Coast such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Eazy- E, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A and others who made it possible for others like him to fulfill their passions and live their dreams. His journey has not been particularly a walk in the park; he has had to endure difficulties, stared failure in the face and overcome impossible odds by showcasing tremendous strength, character, fortitude and power and that is why he is proud of reaching this milestone where he gets to share with the world his first ever full-length studio album!
To any hip-hop head, “Walking Tall” is the staple; you are going to have a feast in here. This collection is personal; it is more than the songs, this is his journey and a somewhat depiction of evolving from ‘rugs to riches’ through hard work, determination, careful consistency and unrestrained bravery. By pushing the play button, you get a front-seat row experience into the life of Tall Flame- raw, honest and unfiltered; welcome aboard!
That cover art is fire; and I mean literally and metaphorically- an illustration of how he has literally walked through fire and survived near-death experiences and is still standing tall or as he liked it “Walking Tall!”
The beats in “Slap House Gang” are intoxicating and slap like hell whilst still feeling heavenly! I still can’t get those melodies off of my mind and the lyrical ingenuity unleashed here is second to none! Proving to be a rhymester of his generation Tall Flame jet-skis over the beats like starring in a blockbuster film as he tells his relatable tales. This track features guest appearances from top lyrists AjGotSlapz and Whosthahottest who complement it sufficiently!
“Wake and Bake” qualify as the official street anthem of 2022; unleashing colossus amounts of catchy hooks and memorable bars, this will get you pumped up and ready to face any kind of day.
Tall Flame and GsThaGreat really didn’t have to go that hard on the title track “Walking Tall”; this is an old school inspired masterpiece featuring some ear worming nostalgic beats as Tall Flame tells his personal story of how he was able to hustle his way up; from the depths of despair to now, the heights of believe! This is his own journey of elevation and what he has had to endure to become the man he is now; – all of these experiences through the streets have shaped him into the go-getter he is and he details that with some clever bars and smart wordplay highlighting his swiftness with words!
“Thinking about you” is most definitely Grammy-award-winning worthy! Featuring male vocalist Eye Will who does something special on that chorus, this tune made quite an impression on me. With the stage set for him in the form of those stupendously laid beats, Tall Flame moonwalks over the beats in between the chorus sections, coming through with straight-talking, mature and hard-hitting bars in an instantly recognizable manner. Here he tells off those who were not part of his struggles and want to be part of his success!
You have to believe him when he says he hits his target even when he’s blind in “Motivation” which is another nostalgically defined tune that takes you back to the good old days of authentic rap music and Tall Flame surely knows his way around that sound as he unleashes an unforgettable performance in this epic masterpiece!
A particular bar stuck with me all through where he says or rather asks, “If I die will they die to hear my music…” – I found it very honest and heavy and it has stayed with me since!
This year we are absolutely feasting; I am not even gotten over Metro Boomin’s “HEROES & VILLAINS” and now I got “Walking Tall” from someone I have high regard for; what a time to be alive!
To listen to “Walking Tall” in its entirety; follow the attached link and savor this surreal listening experience!
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