Andree Cassielll – “Alimento” – a universality that makes him a perfect fit for the modern era!

The Mexico City native, Andree Cassielll, possesses a down-to-earth humility in his vocal tone that makes his storytelling raps feel like they’re always coming from a place of truth over fiction. Considering the producer and artist, predominantly sings and raps in Spanish, which I cannot understand, that’s an impressive feat. The trap-inspired beats flicker in and out as Andree becomes more invested in his storytelling, and it truly feels like you’re on the phone with a rambling friend. He’s a poet, capable of transporting you somewhere otherworldly with his sound. His music has a genuine fluidity, and if he continues

EH – “Mirrors” lets it fly with the fret-board work to thoroughly rock you!

Baltimore rock guitar ace EH reaffirms his top-of-the-heap status on his new 7 track album “Mirrors”. It’s a superlative set of new music full of tightly-written, engaging instrumentals that don’t need a singer up front to rock hard and hold your attention. This type of writing is EH’s trademark, and is one of the main reasons he will develop a audience. While many other technically-proficient rock guitarists mainly play for other guitar players, EH seems to play for the people. He relies less on continuous shredding and more, on dynamically impacting riffs. EH gets us going with his opening track, “Pounding

Boonie Mayfield – “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” – sentiments nurtured by a history of prejudice

Solomon Vaughn aka Boonie Mayfield has always traded dazzlingly intricate verses, intellectual thoughts and propulsive rhymes, over inventive, nonlinear productions, and his latest release “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” re-proposes that peerless aesthetic, while adding an ulterior dose of consciousness, and reinforcing his hard-won authenticity. “This song is a 2-part storyteller based on some of my personal experiences with racism; from getting racially profiled by police, dealing with stereotypes while dating and the ugly side of interacting on social media,” explained Boonie. “I was inspired to display some of the scenarios I’ve gone through on a

Sassy Vee – “In My Dreams” has a fantastic chill dance rhythm running its course

Longing, hope, and a need to believe in reality, pour out of “In My Dreams”, the new singer by singer-songwriter Sassy Vee. It’s a clear, accomplished cry from the heart, exorcising its illusions by declaring them bluntly. “In my dreams we’re together. Holding hands and making plans forever. I wish it were true, but I cannot be with you. You have another.” The song introduces Sassy’s strengths: a voice with sultry intensity, songwriting that goes directly to the point and a production that is well aware of both EDM and Pop. The song’s arrangement is lucid and uncluttered, placing all

Adrian Davis Releases Brand New Single: ‘We Can Do It’

July 2020 – This year has not been the easiest by a long shot, with lock-down rules keeping people indoor and breaking havoc on our lifestyles. In addition to that, we are all experiencing social and political tension, casting even more uncertainty on these hard times. Having said that, there is still hope: We Can Do It! Such is the positive message behind Adrian Davis’ brand new single release, and its inspiring title. His music is a great example of what happens when there is a special synergy in a production. Everything feels absolutely balanced, with a stark attention to

Max M continues to expand his musical catalog with his new track ‘Imaginary Problems’

The emerging legacy of artist, deejay, and producer Max M has captured the attention of music lovers from around the world. Max M’s passion for DJing and music production began during his teen years. He would later begin a successful career in Computer Science and gain renown as an IT expert before returning to the music world a few months ago. Max M’s heralded return was marked by the release of two singles Under Water and Never Wanna Leave, which were ranked first and fifth on the American DJ site Digital DJ Pool. Max M continues to expand his musical

Shari Rowe Releases Inspiring New Single, “The Heavy”

Country artist Shari Rowe delivers a message of conviction in her newest single, “The Heavy,” a song of awakening meant to encourage listeners to be a helping hand to those who need it most. “We wrote ‘The Heavy’ to inspire,” says Shari Rowe. “We can all relate. Getting that news, feeling that pain, losing sleep over the things we see in the world, grieving the loss of loved ones. ’The Heavy’ comes into our lives in many ways, and we have the power to lighten the load for each other. We all have opportunities, big or small, to be the

Maki – “Atlas Hacked” is as substantial as it metaphysical, in its approach

It’s sometimes hard to find the words that accurately bring justice to avant-garde electronic works. With an artist like Maki you almost only have to mention his name for fans of the underground independent scene, to understand the potential for a great album of music. Maki should be an instantly recognizable global name within the mainstream electronic world of sound. His latest release, “Atlas Hacked”, is a classic album in the making. And I do not say this lightly. There is a growing body of research that has examined the impact on adolescents and adults of internet and social media

KERRIA Takes Powerful Stand to Encourage People to Speak Up with “No More”

Gibraltarian singer-songwriter KERRIA is saying “No More” in the most powerful way possible. Her new single is an emotive masterpiece and presented with such intensity, it is impossible to ignore. The lyrics were inspired from the singer’s previous abusive relationship and takes us deep into her soul. It is rare that a performer will share such deep honesty with the world and KERRIA has not only held nothing back, she’s gone a step further. The accompanying video for this amazing track features 90 TikTok Influencers assuring it will reach their combined fanbases of more than four million people around the

TRIG – “SILENCE” – engaging songwriting, and smooth resonating vocals

Hopewell, VA native, Otis Holmes aka TRIG – singer and songwriter, is back with a double installment release entitled “SILENCE” recorded at his studio Exalt Recordings. The dark covered mixtape release contains 6 songs, while the light colored EP is made of 7 cuts. Throughout his discography, fans have been given a taste of his true versatility. TRIG has shown his lyrical ability time and time again, as well as his R&B crooning style which is just as impressive, and he delivers both across these projects. The production on these recordings is great – taking either a chilled, low-key and

Reek4Real X Loui Kavano: “Everything Happens For A Reason” delivers skills and charisma!

“Everything Happens For A Reason” is a very solid mixtape. Reek4Real X Loui Kavano both have the skills and charisma that it takes to make a mixtape that you can listen to without skipping any tracks. They switch flows and subject matter throughout the 25 tracks, making it even more entertaining. The beats are impressive throughout. The producers realize the potential that Reek4Real and Loui Kavano have and they lend some excellent tracks to rhyme over. Taj Taylor, Jacob Beats, J, SlickGoHam, Bruce Wayne, Keenan, The Beat Plug, SaruBeatz, and mostly Shane Alexander, give them the star production that most underground rappers never see.

reek4real-coverThis mixtape kicks off hot with “Remember Me [Prod. By Taz Taylor]” and doesn’t let up until the music stops playing on the final bonus track, “Outro [Prod. Shane Alexander]”. Rapping over prolific beats and delivering tantalizing wordplay, Reek4Real and Loui Kavano swiftly breach many different topics effortlessly. The deliveries are accentuated with some really amazing hooks, providing an interesting dichotomy between the harsh rapping on the verses and the uplifting choruses. The production on this mixtape is absolutely wonderful, better than that on most underground albums. There isn’t a single track on “Everything Happens For A Reason” with which I was disappointed. It is very apparent that Reek4Real and Loui Kavano brought their best to this set.

If you like me and have been sleeping on Reek4Real and Loui Kavano, be prepared for a pleasant awakening. This mixtape is point blank dope. I am usually very critical of lyrics but these tracks will definitely make you bump your head in appreciation of the word game going on here. “Everything Happens For A Reason” is a great mixtape with strong production, more than decent lyrical performances and a consistent atmosphere. The production drives the mixtape.

The beats are consistently good, from a variety of producers, with quite a few significantly strong bangers that capture attention. You are hit from a lot of different angles with each track and choosing favorites or standouts is a massive task when dealing with collections of this magnitude. Forced to choose a few, I would say “God [Prod. By Jacob Beats]”, “We Gone Blow [Prod. By Shane Alexander]”, “Married To The Mob [Prod. By Shane Alexander]”, “Bruce Wayne [Prod. By SlickGoHam]”, “ I Aint Goin [Prod. By The Beat Plug]” and “Till I Die [Prod. By Shane Alexander]”, but there are just so many tracks to choose from, you’ll certainly find your own favorites.

Reek4Real and Loui Kavano are bringing back what so many other rappers are not doing anymore and that is storytelling. “Everything Happens For A Reason” stands as a tribute to how far clever, lyric driven raps and vibrant beats can carry a project and the simultaneously victorious and cocky demeanor works very well and is blisteringly entertaining throughout. You can see they had a clear vision ready to crush the competition with this record. This is a goal they have accomplished and the result is a resounding affirmation that Reek4Real and Loui Kavano are undoubtedly at the top of their craft, wielding it effortlessly and with great professionalism.


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