Killah Threat’s cultural background and references have always been super unique, and he uses these experiences to connect with his audience. Throughout the years he has been in the rap game, he has come through, sharpening his lyrical skills and cadence, finding articulate ways with his lyricism, and tapping into the emotions of his experiences, which allows him to reach even people who have completely different experiences. His music and delivery are of the sort that even if you don’t understand his life, once you push the play button, you’ll be like, “I feel every word this sage is saying!” That right there really is the mark of a first-class lyricist!
At its core, Killah Threat’s sound is peppered with complicated rhyme patterns, littered with cleverness and punchlines. His fans have had too good a time to care, enchanted by his fun-loving spirit, exuberant interjections, and the impeccably-placed talent that has flanked him, leading him to become one of the most popular, acclaimed, and dynamic artists in postmillennial hip-hop music.
I feel that any hip hop devotee out there should live through the “Tha Hood Delegate” experience at least once in their lifetime; this collection feels like a religious experience and the sort that will age like fine wine. While producing and engineering this album, Killah Threat felt that it needed to have that rich fabric that illuminated the story of where he comes from, where he has been living, and what hip-hop music has meant for him. As he delved deeper into the creative process, “Tha Hood Delegate” became an illumination of who he is—a peak into his very culture!
Following in the tradition of pioneers before him, Killah Threat is able to produce this entire album by lending out his creative energy to the concept of each track and in a way that preserves hip-hop and brings it back to its purest form.
A 12-piece collection, “Tha Hood Delegate,” has been developed with a style that’s based on drum-focused beats with a full-on gritty sound. This album actually blends some elements of the old school—the golden age of rap music—with a sound that feels a little more contemporary.
If you are wondering how to make a haunting anthem that will stick, just listen to “1984”—a prime example at the top level he is at. This tune sees Killah Threat push creative boundaries with detail-oriented and fully realized arrangements, ideas, and intriguing sonics that are incredibly dynamic and forward thinking.
Unleashing cleverness, charm, and an incomparable stage presence, Killah Threat goes on a successful killing spree on the banger “Heatwave.” The way he just goes on and on without stopping to draw breath is why I had to pause it for a second to do it on his behalf. Its strong foundations rest on its anthemic features and those undeniably hypnotic melodies.
“Money Chat” features guest performances from Virgo $ounds and Cool Cal. This is a well-conceived track that feels like a perfect calling card for all the artists involved because they all bring their A-game, which is underscored by Killah Threat’s MVP performance.
“4 tha Hustlaz Part II” is just music for the Gs- those who wake up every day and choose to chase their dreams- full of educative bars and impactful rhymes, Killah Threat proves he is just as much an entertainer as he is a mentor. This is just poetic lyricism at its best!
“Bag It” has those sick beats and flows; there is plenty of energy and melody on display, which really highlights the massive amount of passion that drives Killah Threat’s artistic endeavors in every way. Combining vibrancy and innovation, this tune showcases Threat’s cheerful personality and ability to create a very genuine connection with the listeners. I can still feel the catchy hooks of “break it down & I bag it” playing repeatedly in my head!
There is a lot for hip-hop fans to digest from “Tha Hood Delegate,” which sees Killah Threat establish himself as something bigger than a star—he is a self-sustaining empire. This is the album to build on Killah Threat’s commercial momentum and is bound to develop into a blockbuster because it is simply that good.
With releases like these, it is no surprise why this multitalented, seemingly unstoppable rapper and producer has been on a meteoric rise to the top of the US hip-hop scene!
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American Rapper Chino XL Teams Up with Australian Talent Switch1eighty To Release Single “Lyrical Assassins”
Switch1eighty has stood tall as one of Australia’s leading rap voices, outspokenly expressing a righteous, self-empowered swagger that has endeared him to critics and hip-hop purists alike. The owner of the Oort Cloud Production record label, through which he is living his own dreams while making those of others like him come true, Switch1eighty couldn’t help but be proud of everything he has achieved so far!
Switch1eighty credits his successes to his mother, whose hard work and relentless pursuit of excellence made an indelible impression on him. Growing up was not easy, and Switch1eighty battled numerous adversities that threatened to spill into his life and future, but due to the intervention of his mother, a new version of him was reborn.
Switch1eighty has now continued to evolve and mature as an artist, going from just a young street disciple to a revered first-rate lyricist who has continued to build his deep discography with releases such as “Iconoclast.” I feel like dropping out of school, delving into street culture, and flirting with danger somehow helped characterize his rhymes and helped him develop that high degree of literacy, which has informed his provocative rhymes that are delivered with masterful flows and wise perspectives over any type of hip-hop beat.
His synthesis of well-crafted rhetoric and street-glamorous imagery blossomed when he laid down fiery verses on “No Comply” and “3 Shot Dottie,” which earned him up-and-coming notice among the European rap scene!
The bar is about to be set higher following his upcoming collaboration with American iconic rapper Chino XL in the single, “Lyrical Assassins”. This is such a special moment for him because Chino XL is an artist he looks up to and who deeply inspires him to do the kind of craft he does.
This is such a feat to Switch1eighty’s artistry and one he can’t wait to share with the world;
“Lyrical Assassins” will be officially released on all digital platforms on February 11, 2023; this is one of those collaborations you just don’t want to miss out on!
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Memphis-Based Independent Artist Mero M. Starts the New Year on a Versatile Note With His New Single, “Do About It”
Mero M. makes songs that span across R&B, pop, and neo-soul in order to create an alluring and unparalleled atmosphere for audiences to enjoy and keep returning to. As someone who has always possessed an insatiable passion for music, songwriting has become the essence of his life. As he got older, he was able to transform the words from his short poems into lyrics, and since then, his passion for crafting music has never wavered.
Having celebrated his 28th birthday on January 26th and following that up with his new single, “Do About It,” his first of the new year, Mero M. feels that this single is a highlight of his artistic maturity and versatility.
While many of his listeners have gotten used to Mero M.’s quintessential R&B style, in this tune he branches out into contemporary genres with a focus on soul, R&B, and hip hop, which sees him rap on verse 2.
Materializing in the beautiful fountain of his sweet-talking vocals, the memorable chorus and easily quotable hooks make “Do About It” an unforgettable anthem that you just want to sing along to as you bust some moves to the dance-inducing beats.
Mero M. strikingly crafts blues into the landscape with the paper-thin synths, dulcet piano keys, and punchy drums dallying with racy romance off of the explicit lyrics. They manifest the delicious agony of love-making that swirls at the pit of your being!
The unison of elements within this banger is entrancing in its seamless showcase, and that performance right there underscores Mero M. newly gained artistic maturity, natural charisma, and raw talent that is sure to win him lots of interest from the music industry.
“Do About It” is now streaming on your favorite platforms; follow the attached link and save a spot for it under your library!
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Vienna-based artist L.A Bluez delivers an unforgettable listening experience in his “Lost Filez” mixtape.
After savoring his unique and versatile type of sound, I am convinced that Vienna-based multifaceted artist L.A Bluez has been able to master a sound that is complex yet relatable. This is the kind of music that is just ‘New L.A Bluez’ and which someone might find feasible to describe as alternative R&B and soul with that trip-hop touch. L.A Bluez has an affinity for classical music and epic instrumental scores; traces of these elegant genres can be found in most of his productions.
What you get from his “Lost Filez” mixtape is over 34 minutes of surreal listening experience that features passionate vocals that are evocative, soulful, and telling in a way only the artist can convey. This mixtape actually serves up a rebellious personality, tenacious spirit, and indomitable will to create music that breaks the boundaries of R&B, soul, and trap. After indulging into this piece in its entirety, I feel that the impact of this project lies within its core distinct concepts and top-notch production and most certainly its expressive songwriting and powerfully packed soulful delivery.
In the track, “Different Kind of Blue id3”, L.A Bluez lets his soul spill out. This is an instant hit that cannot be denied by fans. It also feels very trippy and hypnotic with its unique set of laid-back dulcet melodies, which supplement his soulful performance exceptionally.
As someone who stays true to the roots of his alternative sound while looking forward to the future of the sound, it is not surprising that he is able to deliver such a performance as the one he gives in the tune, “Tomorrow id3.” With a flourishing soundscape painted by a grooving rhythm section, an expanded deep bass, and rich ambient tones, this combination peppered with his intimate lyrics will take you to a place heaven on earth, and you’ve got to love the way it seamlessly transitions into “Sidewalkz!”
Building from “Tomorrow id3”, L.A Bluez laces “Sidewalkz (I am your all) id5” with a soulful and reflective backdrop over its subtly vibrant melodies. He goes on to give an unforgettable performance that will remain with its listener outside of this banger.
“It’s gettin’ late ph1” is adventurous and meditative, and it intriguingly captures the energy and vibe of nostalgic blues with its diverse rhythms and harmonies. This is just the perfect soundtrack for those late night introspections or, better yet, candlelit dinners at night!
What L.A Bluez does in “Rock u id3” cannot be replicated—the invigorating beats jump at a listener with that impressive blend of rhythm and melody that I feel possesses dance-pop sensibilities. His voice, which holds so much effortless power, backs up this performance exceptionally, and that beat switch at some point is just hypnotic, to say the least. It just catches you by surprise, and before you know it, you just surrender to its splendorous effect on you. And the track is 7 minutes long—what more could you ask for?
There is a little something for listeners here, especially those who fell in love with the R&B sound growing up. What L.A Bluez has been able to conjure up is a unique listening experience that still lives up to the timeless standards of the sound, but now with his own indelible imprint all over it to make sure you have an adventurous experience that will remain with you for as long as you want!
“Lost Filez” is the perfect antidote for those mundanely sad moments, and the perfect collection for purists who love their sound a bit trippy and evocative. There is so much to savor from this mixtape that will certainly augment L.A Bluez’s elevation to international acclaim.
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