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✊🏿IM🎖MAJ🌍RHARDC🏀RE🎤NE✈️T LEVEL🚀HIPH🎱PARTIST🎧EST.6/2/20🥳AND🏋🏿‍♀️STILL☄️SOARING 🦅ALREADY🥊HIT🥁A🔥MILLI🍾IN🥇STREAMS 👏🏿LETSGOYANKEES⚾️JESUSISKING💒✌🏿 https://linktr.ee/MajorHardcore Im in a Yankee hat from where the Yankees at being a snitch nigga can’t be that no 🐀 being a bitch nigga can’t be that no 💪🏿being a rich nigga that’s a fact yeah 💵 straight off the wake up 🥱 hit the bodega, feens running like they just caught a caper, or I hear is let me get give me major. Now like a BBL (Brazil but lift) my pockets cake up. I’m from the projects public housing. Stair cases those my couches. My louie belt cause a thousand, and my job is flipping

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digital-escort-coverIt’s such a shame that Digital Escort hasn’t surfaced into mainstream radar yet, because the talent they possess is greater than a majority of the bands that are on the covers of magazines right now. I have heard some people even say they’re better than NIN. Those words will never come from my mouth, but I will say this. Digital Escort is one of the very few bands whose music I will listen to willingly in my spare time. And that’s saying a helluva lot!

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When hearing “Fuckstar” you will truly immerse yourself in their ability to effectively manipulate your emotions with a crunching wall of hard-hitting sound and provocatively audacious lyrics. This not only makes the band good but it makes them special.

Digital Escort proves they are not just some bunch of industrial clones making one hectic collage of noise, but rather a band developing a precise style that could be called their own. “Fuckstar” unleashes an artistic, atmospheric gallery of emotion within a song structured and arranged to emote.

Digital Escort may not be the pioneers of this genre but they are certainly exploring and expanding it assiduously. They will pull you through the black hole with them, and into the fire where you will wither, blister, burn and peel, but emerge with the power of an adrenalin rush and feel rebuilt again.

While there is no doubt in my mind that Trent Reznor is a genius, I can say that Digital Escort seems capable of delivering as deep, as melancholy, and as angry emotions through their music and lyrics. They’re on a upward climax in the music industry!

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