New in Hip Hop

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Tanaka Makoni, ‘The Streets’


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Tanaka Makoni smashes it once again with her new release, ‘The Streets’. It is a track which I cannot seem to get enough of with its serene texture and nail-biting hooks which jump out with genuine conviction.

It all gets underway with a peaceful overture which takes us to a peaceful realm with sounds leaping out, and they hit like waves smashing at the rocks. Tanaka then jumps on top of the flowing guitar rhythm with a vocal which is stimulating from the get-go.

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Suman, ‘Let Go’


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Suman is the British name who is taking the world by storm with her latest release, ‘Let Go’. It is the first track to follow up the highly successful release, ‘Crazy Over You’ and once again Suman hits the nail firmly on the head.

Kicking off we hear a hip hop rhythm which contains a groovy backbeat fill with a Latin influence taking the focal point before a powerful vocal performance from Suman. Furthermore, the singer gets underway with a quality which we are becoming familiar with given her previous releases.

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Da Poloman, ‘Love At First Sight’


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Da Poloman and Sara Alavi are back, and they come with a tone which is mesmerising on their latest release ‘Love At First Sight’.

Predominantly a love track, this piece comes with energy which flows from the instant and although the lyrics may sound a little cheesy at times, they still push through with vigour, and the catchiness sticks like chewy on the bottom of a boot.

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Jameel Mason, ‘Quarantine Mami’


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Jameel Mason is the New Brunswick rapper whom everyone is talking about at the moment. Why? Because he is sending a wave across hip hop with his new track ‘Quarantine Mami’ which sees him team up with Alix Ford.

‘Quarantine Mami’ comes with a synth lead line which stays genuine to the modern scene. It is a sound which we are hearing all across the music industry at the moment and not just in hip hop. So much so, it appears that if a track does not have synth in it, it does not appear neat. Well, the synth has never sounded quite as influential as it does here on this release. Also, it fastens us in instantly ahead of a top-class vocal performance from Jameel.

He raps with conviction. Similar to artists at the top of the game, he gets his message across without any tremendous effort. He is gifted, and he leverages it. Furthermore, I reckon anything which came out of Jameel’s mouth would sound good. Many are comparing him to the likes of Drake and Dave, and I can see the comparison. Although, he brings a unique tone which is majestic.

Alix Ford also shines brightly on this track. She sings with a more conventional technique, and her stunning performance is awe-inspiring. Also, similar to Jameel, she sings with bite, and her message is evident with her bouncing back her words at Jameel.

So what is this song about then? Well, the title sums up the track. It is all about spending time with loved ones during this crazy COVID-19 period. However, lyrically it is creative. As a result, it would not surprise me to discover that the lyrics were penned before COVID, yet refreshed for the current times.

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