Today we head on over to the Bahamas to meet Scruffy Dat with his track ‘Somebody Type of Movement’. Scruffy was first introduced to music by watching her mother listening and writing out lyrics at age 7, she then began to mimic her mother and do the same. Scruffy always gravitated towards music throughout her life. She was even DJ Scruffy at one point. In 2001, she began writing dancehall inspired by some big names like Sean Paul, Lady Saw, and Mr. Vegas. During this time she had the opportunity to open for reggae artist Bush Man. Later in her career, 2005, she would form her own DJ group named Kiah’s entourage. This is how she made a name for herself on the island.
In 2016, she would begin her transition from Deejaying to writing rap music. She is heavily influenced by Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Timbaland, Lil Uzi, Lauryn Hill and Juice World. That is quite a variety of artist which is why it is said she has a sound all her own. She combines Hip Hop, R&B and Reggae in her music. She released her first song to Soundcloud in 2016 and was then motivated to continue her musical pursuit by the positive feedback she received. Over the past few years she has been honing her skills and officially releases ‘Somebody Type of Movement’ in 2019 garnering a ton of positive media attention. So let’s get right into it and see what Scruffy Dat has to work with.(more…)
Taking a trip across the sea we head over to London, UK for the first single off of ‘Underground Rap Vol.1″ presented by Le One Music. The first single is title “Ruff Diamonds” and is by Mobb Ryder. With not much else to go off on let’s get right into the review.
Thoughts on Ruff Diamonds
Mobb Ryder goes deep into this song. He talks about his upbringing and personal struggles. He provides an easy flow on the beat and includes pop culture references. There is a portion of the song where he mentions all the people he misses which is quite impactful. He offers advice on how easily life can change in a year. One year the ones you would give your life for turn into your foes. He says he wears his heart on sleeve and if you listen to his lyrics he truly does. Mobb Ryder gives us his all.
The video was very well done, with the drone shots and colors scheme. We follow Mobb Ryder around in some gloomy scenes and areas. And yet there is still some sunshine in the background giving us some hope. The locations are top notch. We get to walk alongside Modd Ryder while getting a glimpse into his mind. I like the scenes near the water, atop a mountain it seems.
If you enjoyed the single you can find the full album on their webpage.
Mobb Ryder is someone to look out for with his flow and lyrical content. If you want more information on Le One Music check out these links:
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