Hi, folks. This one is a big one. As much as I love strong, aggressive Hip-Hop, I can always appreciate it when folks turn it down a couple notches and explore the musicality of the genre. And that’s what we have here, a large collection of MCs who chose a more melodic route and opted to keep things a little more chill and smooth. There a ton of great songs in here, so kick back and enjoy this batch.
-I like Ruth’s “As One-ish” type voice, but I think it could have been mixed better
Danny Chung – “Norma Jeane”
-The video is nice and simple, but I wouldn’t have minded something a little more complex
-No Clara in the video =(
G Yamazawa – “Thank You”
-Video suffers from uneven color and focus issues
Jin x Hollis – “Complicated”
-Some days I dig Hollis’ voice, others I’m not feeling it. She’s got a unique but odd tone.
Andrew Huang x Ally Rhodes – “Los Angeles”
-The beat is a a bit too industrial/atmospheric for my tastes
-The entire world is apparently in slo-mo. Quality lacks just a touch of polish.
Lil Crazed – “Ain’t Promised Today”
-This “MV” is essentially a well edited home video/BTS montage
D-Pryde – “Bitches and Gold”
-The kid appears to be going through an interesting growing up phase
Verseatile x SJ – “Last Call”
-SJ is kind of mediocre as a vocalist, the narrative is too slowly paced
Jargon x Joyce Angela – “Shoot ‘Em Down”
-Joyce is aight but holds the song back
Gowe – “Lavender”
-His singing on the other hand, could use some fine tuning
-What you see is what you get. Nothing deep about this video.
Sam Ock – “Never Ending”
-The chorus is layered too thick for my tastes