Fresh Beats - The Hottest Hip Hop & Rap Releases - September 2023
A fine selection of the hottest hip-hop/rap releases spotted by our radars!
Featuring Alex X, DJ Prototype, Maverik Regime, Shaneathan, Beautiful Lou, L.Rojo, Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats, MAD1ONE, and Skip The Kid.
I Live This [Produced By DJ. Grumble & Dr. Malcolm Lex] - Alex X
Kick back and play Alex X's latest track, I Live This, as it's likely to make you hit the replay button. Alex X delivers his verses with confidence and charisma, spitting clever wordplay and metaphors.
He raps about his passion for music, hustle, and lifestyle, while also throwing some subtle disses at his haters and competitors.
The production is top-notch, with a smooth sample, crisp drums, and some 808 bass that will shake your speakers. DJ Grumble and Dr. Malcolm Lex are known for their quality beats, and they don't disappoint on this one.
Shodown 6 - DJ Prototype
DJ Prototype throws down some boom-bap vibes, a dash of trap swagger, and a touch of that smooth jazz groove in Shodown 6. And the bassline hit so hard, it's practically knocking on your eardrums' door.
Imagine this: the beat hits you like a heavyweight champ, punchin' with those crispy drums you can't help but vibe to. And that piano melody? It's smoother than silk, glidin' right through your ears, creating a rollercoaster of melodies as the artist switches tempos and moods.
narayanraja¡¡¡¡||ty Narayanraja 4 the LUUVVV i PRRpprcteee U¡¡¡¡¡ - Maverik Regime
Now, we come to a rad psychedelic trip that blends Indian classical music with electronic beats and ambient sounds. Yes, you guessed right - you’re in for a ride. And no, the title Narayanraja Ty Narayanraja is not some mystical incantation; it's Sanskrit for "Lord of Narayan, you are Narayan" mantra.
The vocals are hypnotic and the lyrics are spiritual. Maverik Regime has dedicated this track (and other tracks on the “4 The Luuvvv I Prrpprcteee U“ album) to their spiritual guru, making the listening experience more meaningful for fans.
Lone Wolf - Shaneathan
Lone Wolf is a smooth blend of rap and R&B with catchy hooks and witty bars. Shaneathan delivers his verses with a confident flow, showing his versatility by switching from singing to rapping, and from English to Spanish.
Now, let's give it up for the beat wizards in the lab because the production? It's the cream of the crop. With a chill beat that complements Shaneathan's vocals, producers create a laid-back vibe while the artist sends a powerful message about being independent and following your dreams.
i cant b the only one - beautiful lou
i cant b the only one features a smooth and soulful sample of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, layered with refreshing 808 drums and bass.
The rapper delivers his verses with a chill and catchy flow, but also with a sense of urgency and emotion. He reflects on his struggles with loneliness, depression, and addiction, and wonders if anyone else can relate to his pain - a powerful example of how hip-hop can create powerful narratives.
Sit Calm Quixtape (side A) - L.Rojo
If you're looking for some chill hip-hop vibes, you might want to check out Sit Calm (Quixtape Side A) by Scoville University.
This track is a smooth blend of jazzy samples, relaxed beats, and clever bars. The MC delivers his verses with a chill flow, but he doesn't skimp on the wordplay and metaphors.
He raps about his life, his struggles, and his aspirations, while also throwing in some witty references to pop culture and politics. The hook is catchy and memorable, with a cool chorus that repeats the phrase "sit calm."
The track has a boom-bap feel but with a modern twist. The production is clean and the samples are well-chosen and well-flipped. This is a playlist winner you can vibe to, whether you’re going for an evening ride or chilling on the sofa.
Fucking Piano - Roughneck Jihad & Senz Beats
Next, there’s Senz, a hip-hop artist who’s not afraid to flip the beats and experiment with different sounds and styles. His latest track, Fucking Piano, is a perfect example of his boundless creative approach.
Roughneck Jihad spits bars about his struggles, his ambitions, and his disdain for the industry over an infectious piano loop that totally contrasts the aggressive and witty lyrics.
The track's got a raw, gritty vibe that hits you right in the gut. But it's not all serious business – there's a sprinkle of humor and self-awareness that keeps you grinning while you're vibing. Fucking Piano is a refreshing and original track that deserves more attention from the fans and the critics.
All Jokes Aside produced by Kizer - MAD1ONE
All Jokes Aside may not take itself too seriously but still packs a punch.
Mad1one's flow is confident and energetic, and he switches up his rhyme schemes and cadences throughout the song. He also references famous figures like Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, to show his inspiration and influence.
The song has a catchy hook that repeats the phrase all jokes aside and contrasts the artist’s serious and funny sides. The beat is smooth and jazzy, with a sampled saxophone break that adds some flavor.
If you're lookin' for a taste of something fresh, something that'll make you rethink hip-hop, give All Jokes Aside a spin.
Different Cloth - Skip The Kid
Skip The Kid is a rising star in the hip-hop scene, and his latest track Different Cloth proves why. The song is a catchy anthem that puts his lyrical skills and unique flow on show for everyone to hear.
This song's got a wicked hook that'll burrow into your brain like an earworm. Tag along as the artist throws some subtle disses at his rivals, claiming that he is cut from a different cloth than them over an 808 bass, crisp snares, and a melodic sample.
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