FRESH BEATS - The Hottest Hip Hop & Rap Releases - November 2023
Welcome to Fresh Beats, a series where we take our time to analyze and review some fresh songs and beats produced and released in November 2023.
This edit features the latest releases from Matt Wilde, Taigenz, JIREH, DJ Chris Diablo, SAMETHANG, PLARKS, LyricalGenes, Jeff Porter, MIDIMarc, and Ace Monrow Saiyan.
Nostalgia - Matt Wilde
First up, we have Nostalgia by Matt Wilde, a talented producer and keyboard player from Manchester, UK. Nostalgia is a track from his debut album Hello World, which showcases his jazz-inspired background and his aptitude for hip-hop beats. To rephrase, this track is a perfect example of Wilde’s unique sound.
If you like Nostalgia, you can listen to the rest of Matt Wilde’s album Hello World on Bandcamp or Spotify. Matt Wilde is not afraid to experiment and that’s exactly what makes Nostalgia a refreshing track. That’s also what makes him an artist to watch, and we can’t wait to hear more from him.
Knock My Door - Taigenz
The production of Knock My Door is infectious and the melodies are soaring, highlighting Taigenz's vocals and message.
Knock My Door by Taigenz is like a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop world. It's a song that is both uplifting and empowering, with a message that everyone can relate to. The beat is catchy and the flow is smooth, making it a perfect song to listen to while you're working out, running errands, or just chilling out.
FYE - JIREH
JIREH's FYE is a sonic odyssey to self-empowerment. It's a song that will inspire you to stay true to yourself and follow your dreams, no matter what. The song opens with a hard-hitting beat and JIREH's energetic vocals. The production on FYE is top-notch. The beat is hard-hitting and infectious, and the mix is clear and crisp. JIREH's vocals are also on point. He delivers his lyrics with confidence and charisma, and his energy is contagious.
FYE is a song that will stay with you long after you've finished listening to it. It's a song that will inspire you to be the best version of yourself, so give it a listen.
I'm Gonna Get High - DJ Chris Diablo
I’m Gonna Get High by the NYC-based hip-hop producer and DJ is taken from his mixtape, The Devil’s Playground, released on October 31, 2023.
The song starts with a sample of a woman screaming before a drum beat and a bass line enter, setting the rhythm and harmony for the rest of the song. The thriller theme continues as the artist also uses some references to pop culture, such as The Exorcist, The Shining, and The Devil’s Advocate in some relatable and scary lines.
Go - HighKeyRandom X Jovian Martian (SAMETHANG)
If you're looking for a chill and groovy tune to vibe with, check out Go by Samethang, a hip-hop duo from Boston. It's a smooth blend of synth-pop and indie rock that will make you feel like you're cruising on a sunny day.
The vocals are catchy and the lyrics are relatable, especially if you've ever felt stuck in a rut and wanted to escape. You can listen to it on Bandcamp or Spotify, and don't forget to support the artist if you like what you hear.
It's Coming - PLARKS
The fifth song on our list is It’s Coming by Plarksthefumbletongue, a hip-hop artist from London known for his memorable and experimental style. It’s Coming is a track from his album The Vagabond, which was released on November 3, 2023.
The song is about the artist’s anticipation and anxiety about an unknown event, which he calls “it”. It starts with a sample of a man saying “It’s coming” - taken from the movie The Shining.
Split Personality - LyricalGenes
LyricalGenes' Split Personality is a clever and witty rap song about the challenges of balancing two different identities. On the one hand, he's a passionate rapper with a gift for lyrics. On the other hand, he's a student with responsibilities that he needs to fulfill. The song is full of clever wordplay and metaphors, and LyricalGenes' flow is smooth and confident. He paints a vivid picture of the inner turmoil that he experiences as he tries to juggle his two lives.
The song will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they have two different sides. It's a song about the challenges of balancing different identities and the importance of embracing all of who you are.
BRISKET BOMB (FT. & PROD. TEATHETRUTH) - Jeff Porter
Jeff Porter's Brisket Bomb is a culinary and musical treat, but it may make you hungry for brisket! The song opens with a sizzling beat and Porter's smooth vocals. He raps about his love of brisket and his desire to share it with the world. The chorus is a catchy ode to brisket, with Porter repeating the phrase "brisket bomb" over and over again!
The second verse features a guest appearance from Prod. TeaTheTruth, adds his own unique flavor to the song. The two artists trade bars back and forth, rapping about their love of brisket and their passion for music.
Hit List - MIDIMarc Remix
Hit List (MIDIMarc Remix) combines the best of both worlds: the classic sound of Southern rap with the modern production techniques of MIDIMarc. The song opens with a sample of 2Pac's Hit 'Em Up, immediately setting the tone for a hard-hitting and aggressive track. MIDIMarc then adds his signature touch of soulful keys, crisp drums, and booming bass, creating a perfect backdrop for Big K.R.I.T.'s lyrical prowess.
The remix is part of MIDIMarc’s album Beats In The Key Of C, which pays homage to the late Pimp C, one of the pioneers of Southern rap. Hit List (MIDIMarc Remix) is a must-listen for fans of hip-hop!
The Private Room feat. Sisqo - Ace Monrow Saiyan
The Private Room is a track from Ace Monrow Saiyan’s debut album The Most Famous Person Alive (TMFPA), which was released on November 4, 2023. This track is a hip-hop and R&B song with influences from pop and dance music, making it a sonic explosion of infectious melodies and danceable beats.
The song has a simple structure, consisting of two verses by Ace Monrow Saiyan, a chorus by Sisqo, and a bridge by both artists. The lyrics paint a picture of a night out at the club, where he's spotted a beautiful woman and is determined to take her to the private room.
Stay tuned for the next Hip-Hop and Rap round-up coming up in December. Until then, keep it fresh and keep it real!
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