Akeel brings his brand of alternative Hip-Hop with the Summer time anthem ‘Can’t Touch My Vibe’. Over subtle but crisp percussion, a breezy island guitar riff, and additional offerings by Hardk07 Akeel flawlessly flows to craft the perfect Summer time tune. Not only do they create an untouchable vibe they drop jewels of wisdom along with an energetic fun delivery and witty lines packed with a tangible affability and pure charisma. ‘Can’t Touch My Vibe’ acts as a mission statement and sonic representation of Akeel’s persona. The spirit is immediately felt, Akeel’s single is an effortless offering that encompasses everything explained in the title.
With the self-written, self-produced, self-mixed and self-mastered EP ‘NOFAKESHITSZN’ KnowFake brings his unique aggressive style to the forefront. With distorted instrumentation, raw sounds and a heavy hitting delivery KnowFake explodes on the scene. ‘GETBREAD’ kick-starts the project with an augmented Dancehall sample that is distorted into an amalgamation of Trap, Industrial Rock and even a fragmentation of Jersey Club. In just under a minute the signature sound is felt and KnowFake immediately differentiates himself from all peers. ‘NOREASON’ follows with an amazing instrumental that stretches the bounds of acceptable sounds into a range of thumps and clicks that play as a future dystopian industrial robotic rendition of modern Rock. With braggadocio bars KnowFake’s rebellious persona is felt throughout each track. ‘BAGSNATCHER’ boarders between Punk and Drum And Bass and boasts his most straight forward flow and lyrics. The experimental production reaches a pinnacle on the finale ‘B4IMETU’, booming percussion, reverberating kicks, augmented electric guitar solos and stuttering snare drum rolls that play like an AI’s adaptation of a marching band all merge together as proof of KnowFake’s genius. With a sung delivery dealing with the topic of love concluding the EP KnowFake further stretches his genre-bending range. All together ‘NOFAKESHITSZN’ is a unique offering that is truly personal and a much needed honest representation of an Artist’s inner tastes.
Fort Worth Texas’ own Meshauwn is breaking onto the scene with her ‘BIG ME$H’ EP. Boasting on the opening track ‘Relay’ with fiery flow, flawless punchlines and a cool confidence Meshauwn cements herself as top tier artist. ‘Handle That’ follows as a carnal anthem over distorted 808’s, minimal production, raw imagery and raunchy one liners. Audio snippets from Nicki Minaj and other clips act as a Segway in between tracks further embedding Meshauwn’s Queen status and persona. Under management with Heavyhittazmngmt -who are also the management team for Hip Hop star Yella Beezy, DJ Ice, teen producer Ziggymadeit, & Jose Bodega- Meshauwn’s trajectory to the top is in place. Currently on tour and accepting tour dates and interviews Meshauwn’s grind never stops (To book her contact is 214-791-6306). Continuing with the boss moves Meshauwn gets in her bag on ‘Rude’, braggadocio bars, booming 808’s and incessant hit hats keep the pace moving. ‘Throw It’ is a strip club anthem with an energetic instrumental and an infectious chorus Meshauwn’s knack for song writing, structure, and street anthems breaks through track after track. ‘Momma Speaks’ concludes the album and acts as a mission statement and prediction to the promise and pact of Meshauwn’s pledge for perseverance .
The self described ‘funky rocktronic Dance music’ sound of Dress Code is a humble understatement. On his latest EP ‘Connection’ a myriad of massive influences converge into a Space-Age musical medley. The title track which opens up the EP is a cross between an action packed video game’s soundtrack and an alien interpolating Prince’s 80’s catalog. The thumping percussion on ‘Dangerous’ keeps the mood going while ambient synths ebb and flow in the distance all before an electrifying guitar solo pierces through the background into the foreground and then off of the canvas. Each track is a futuristic party anthem, an amalgamation of Funk, House, Industrial Rock, Electronic Dance and more. The tracks sway in and out in a seamless party mix that blends beautifully. ‘Systematic’ concludes the project with a synth melody and riff that is so powerful it will rock any setting simply by itself. The heavy drum pattern, blazing guitar solo, and augmented effects chime in for sheer celebration at the victory of Dress Code crafting an iconic closer that emits nothing but raw energy.
With a flawless flow, a knack for choruses, and a raw delivery IamOaks separates himself from the fakes with his latest single ‘Real From The Fake’. His innate understanding of song structure makes ‘Real From The Fake’ unforgettable, with a Jazzy instrumental that tips into Soulfulness all while tied to Trap IamOaks flows over top crafting a catchy single that cements his status as real. A mission statement and ode to authenticity IamOaks makes his case in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds. With sung choruses that are memorable and one fiery verse IamOaks constructs a street anthem for all who value originality and authenticity.