Ryan Mills Presents – Blasphemy [Review]

the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things.

Ryan G. Mills spent more than ten years consulting with independent artists across different music genres. Through this experience, he discovered his passion for creating music that fosters community connections by promoting exceptional talent. Ryan Mills Presents achieves this by carefully choosing emerging and established artists for innovative collaborations. The works of these artists are unified around the vision and direction of Ryan Mills Presents, and they include both nationally and internationally recognized talents.

The collaboration between 1st Official’s production and the vocals of Vic Frost, Paranom, and Illogic on the track “Blasphemy” creates a hauntingly dark atmosphere. The diverse flows of each artist add to the track’s intrigue and keep the listener fully engaged. The classic hip hop beat with its heavy subs, provides a strong foundation for the flows to shine. The distorted “Blasphemy” vocal layered in the background adds a level of tension and unease that complements the overall tone of the track.

Click play. Embrace blasphemy.

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CH/ZZY – Late Start (Review)

Guess who! CH/ZZY.

CH/ZZY’s new album “Late Start” is a tour de force of classic trap beats, heavy 808s, and skillful flows that showcase the artist’s versatility in the hip hop genre. From the opening track “Guess who?” to the closing track “Empty pages,” CH/ZZY delivers a collection of tracks that are characterized by nicely dark moments, playful old school elements, intriguing bass lines and chill trap vibes. The instrumentals provide ample room for the flows to shine and take the lead.

The album also incorporates R&B elements, clever use of samples, numerous acoustic elements, fancy horn sections and lovely choir vocals creating a rich and diverse sound palette, while demonstrating CH/ZZY’s attention to detail. CH/ZZY exudes confidence throughout the album, delivering both infectious and catchy hooks, as well as emotional and intense verses that keep the listener fully engrossed. The more oriented rock techniques but also the breakbeat influences only add to the already dynamic experience. Overall, CH/ZZY’s “Late Start” is a masterful album that showcases the artist’s range and skill as a rapper and producer. It is also presents a chance for the listener to embark on the artist’s journey and gain an authentic understanding of who he truly is. Check it out below!

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Judah Dub – Miles Away [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

I would say, creative, experimental, and powerful

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

The main idea behind the song is about everyone’s general experience about “simping” or crushing on someone that deserve better. This has happened to me so I am just telling it from my point of view. How I felt at the time. Really just understanding why someone would fall for the wrong person over and over again, while there are others who are willing to treat them better.

This ep tells the story about your past, current, and future outlook of your relationships. Is songwriting a form of communication?

In a nutshell, it is a form of communication. “Miles Away” is a taste of that story. It is a prologue. My experiences with relationships shape this narrative about one girl, but in reality, it is more of a generelization of how relationships can mirror each other. And with the same approach, courtship, relationships, and breakups can feel like its the exact same process, even if its with a different person.

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

That feels like a loaded question lol It honestly varies every single day. But as of right now, I want to say (but obviously its multiple artist, lyricists, and producers) Kendrick, Jcole, and Hitboy. Bonus, Fave artist is Drake.

All time, Tupac, Eminem, and Pharell. Artist: Outkast

But honestly, don’t mean to be indecisive but it changes. I love Lil Baby right now. Even a sprinkle of K-Pop here and there as well.

How Important are political statements by music artists? Can music have an impact on politics?

HUGE. I think it def should be exercised more. But on that note, I feel like the topics discussed or expressed should be thoroughly examined. I just feel as if people just use political statements in music to get clout or sometimes it’s just a reaction to the first thing they see. I think people just react to hastily to the first thing they see and hear, which becomes their bias. I’m not saying that those reactions are incorrect, what I am saying though is knowing the full facts definitely helps us express our opinions better and more fully with engaging thoughts. IF it’s done that way, I feel like you can really feel the authenticity of the person making those statements.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

Honestly, everyone. I think my music is about the generalization of everyday life. Everyone can relate to love, heartbreak, disappointments, some type of bullying, anxiety, rejection, etc. My music is about life and the stories behind my eyes. Its the stories that makes each individual unique. But we all go down the same road to find success, love, or self-fulfillment. Same path, but different houses.

What is the story behind your name?

Judah came from one of my favorite boxers and Waterfalls is a name that was given to me because of how wildly I played (basketball). I was just non-stop lol. But the Dub version of Judah Dub obviously is a shortened version of Waterfalls.

Thank you!

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Adub Nati – Emerging [Interview]

Tell us a few things about Emerging. What is the main idea behind it?

Emerging as a more conscious/christian hip hop artist

Where do you draw inspiration from? Tell us a few things about your creative process.

Jesus Christ

Which song of the EP reflects you the most?

Get Me

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

Bizzle, Chance the rapper, Tupac

What would you change in the music industry?

I would take out the negativity in it.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Work on YOUR legacy.

One last thing we should know about you?

That I love God and my people.

Thank you!

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John Keenan – Mind Of A Madman II [Review]

John Keenan’s album, “Mind Of A Madman II,” is a powerful and introspective journey through the artist’s mind. The album, which contains 14 tracks, marks Keenan’s sobriety birthday and is a follow-up to his 2008 mixtape, “Mind of a Madman Mixtape,” which was recorded while the artist was in a state mental hospital. The album is a testament to following one’s heart and the journey it can take you on. The flow in the songs is raw and real, with a nice blend of old school hip hop and R&B vibes mixed with modern trap beats. The album also features noticeable guest appearances that add to its overall appeal. Listening to “Mind Of A Madman II” from start to finish is a must, as it takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts and experiences. Overall, it’s an impressive and thought-provoking release that fans of hip hop and thoughtful music will surely enjoy.

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Justin Tyme – Anti Dope [Astronote Version] (Review)

Griselda teams up with Justin Tyme to serve their totally intoxicating track, Anti Dope. It’s not a coincidence. It is the chill bass line mixed with a captivating downtempo drum beat that makes it irresistible. The instrumental with an Ethio Jazz hint is filled with psychedelic key chords for the first part, while in the second part the listener is met with a beat switch enriched with an airy electric piano line. And the flow? It hits you like synchronised waves with a distinctive 90’s vibe. Unmissable.

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Jackie channels – wakeupatsixandrunamile [Review]

Wakeupatsixandrunamile. No, it’s not our NYE resolution.
We are talking about the new song by Jackie channels that should definitely be on your 2023 playlist.
You are listening to a forward thinking, creatively complicated, glitch-style inspired beat enriched with organic percussion clicks but wait; at the same time, the melodic side of the song incorporates some warmly retro synth pads which create a delicate soundscape. The flow is divided in two parts, characterised by its variety in the verse and the chorus which feel totally different. This is nothing less than a shining original work, truly more than a mile ahead of the generic commercial tracks. Welcome to your next favourite morning routine.

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Jackson Whalan – Supreme [Review]

Jackson Whalan teams up with the up-and-coming producer SSQUIRE and together they bring Supreme, an instant banger that keeps the artist at the highest level. Jackson Whalan with his inspiring flow delivers some powerful lyrics touching on confidence and empowerment. The instrumental is driven by a jazzy riff that in practice can serve as a seminar on how to flip a sample in such a creative way. The beat has a J Dilla flavour, enriched with plenty of percussion elements and served with some added white noise. A hypnotic synthesis of old-school sounds with a more contemporary production. Listen below!

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Fungai – Most hype [Review]

I woke up feeling real grimey one day..

Throughout the two and a half minute long song which has arrived on December 5, Fungai claims his seniority. But is this enough to put him in the top 5?  Well, let’s see up close. The beat incorporates some very chill old school elements. He definitely delivers his bars effortlessly, with the most hype. The instrumental is driven by a dreamy detuned loop which has a mesmerising fairy tale feeling. Is the audience voting in yet? Like him or not, you have to love him for his passion. 

..This is what happened next.

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Eric Cohen – A.M.E.N. [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Sounds of Worship

Tell us a few things about your new song A.M.E.N. What is the main idea behind it?

This song is a battle anthem to me. It is a worship song for the Great AMEN

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“Cast out as a misfit, what a trick that label did, in my soul it made me sick, didnt know they full of it

You do not release music for money or fame. Do you think there is a true underground hip hop sound today?

I do think there is an underground sound.

How Important are political statements by music artists? Can music have an impact on politics?

Music can have an impact on any subject the creator decides to broach. Words in gerneral (especially wehen tied to music) have a lot of power.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

With my family, in church or groups, reading

What is the most useless talent you have?

I can remember long strings of numbers

Thank you!