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Cat Clark: Vert


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This week we have a submission from Los Angeles, Cat Clark’s newest single Vert. She describes herself as a producer. ghost writer and solo artist. Through all of her work in various Los Angeles studios she landed a collab with RicFade of Bad Romantic Records. The single dropped last month and is a trap inspired record.

Thoughts on the Track

The song definitely sounds like something already on the radio. I can see the trap inspiration. From the artwork its not the style I was expecting. She focuses the song on talking about drip, fashion, cars and having a tight squad. It is a catchy and upbeat song that you can zoom though traffic in. You can find the song on all streaming platforms by following this link https://lnkfi.re/zN2c6hPj and follow Cat Clark for more music by heading over to her instagram @catclarkmsic.

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Teez – R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops)


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Tongan rap artist Taholo Vainuku aka Teez is set to release his powerful debut album R.E.N.O (Real Everything No Ops) on Friday, September 27th via tastemaker label Mensch House Records! Teez has dived into the core of the rap and hip-hop genre, mentally cultivating his lyrical style, and ambitiously, yet quietly, focusing on the development of his craft: a craft to set him apart from the crowd. Teez recently dropped a new single ‘Lit Bae,” “a bouncy upbeat single for the ladies,” according to Underground Hip Hop.

Through childhood in a Reno project, music served as a safe haven for Teez, allowing him to ride into an escape on the beats and lyrics, often of the legends, Tupac and Bob Marley. It wasn’t until the age of 14 that he realized just how musically inclined he was, through his ability to write lyrics.

Teez has since released several mixtapes on SoundCloud. In 2016, he revealed the first installment of the KILLSHIT mixtape series, hosted by the highly respected DJ Carisma.

 

My Thoughts on the project:

Now that the P.R. fluff is over let’s get right into the project and what I think.

Mona Lessuh– This song goes hard and I can tell why it was chosen to start the project off.

Mood– I definitely like this song. It’s a song you can bob your head to and sing along with.

Lit Bae– This song is about a girl obviously. A rap love song so to speak. He talks about how lit his bae is.

Hustle Up– As the title suggests this song is all about Teez’s hustle and struggle. It’s his story on how he made it thus far in the game.

Drop– The beat on this track is a bit funky and challenges Teez’s ability to properly spit. I think he does it well and gets his point across.

Dog Filter– I got a kick out of the song title. The song describes how fake social media can be and how people portray themselves. Teez just doesn’t want anything to do with the bullshit and I agree with him. Everyone has a fake ass persona and you never know what’s real or fake nowadays.

Not Over– This is a heartbreaking song. It’s all about a break-up and we all know those sucks. He has a feature on this track. It doesn’t sound like either of them wants this to be over. They want to get back to where they were but is that even possible?

Buggy– The delivery on this track is different than the previous tracks and it definitely works. Teez is showing us all his skills throughout this project.

Murda– This is an upbeat track even with the underlying murda topic. I love the contradiction so much. I also caught the island vibes in the background. Just like he says in the song, everything he does he murdas. I legit can’t get over this track, it’s so fun.

Outro– Waves crash and we know we’ve reached the end of our trip with Teez. It’s a peaceful send off that slowly brings you back to this world after visiting R.E.N.O.

The project drops today so follow him and stayed tuned for more music. As always if you want to be featured on the top 100 hip hop blogs send a submission to mellystarzsubmissions@gmail.com or visit the contact form. Stay tuned for new music reviews every Friday.

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{New Video} JuztKP – School Supplies


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This is a beautiful video with a beautiful message. It’s in black and white and JuztKP is in his signature look. My favorite aspect of the video is the side-by-side scene where KP is holding up signs of encouragement. They may be meant for a certain someone but we can all relate to and gain encouragement from his written messages. The cinematography is great for this video and really helps bring life into the song. Some may find it simple but sometimes a simple setting can evoke a powerful meaning.

I keep talking about meanings and messages and I bet you’re wondering what in the world I’m talking about. For that let’s talk about the song because that’s why we’re really here isn’t it. He talks about life struggles. What kind of example are we setting for our kids and future generations? Instead of doing something and being part of the revolution everyone is too busy talking and complaining. Why aren’t we promoting college cred instead of street cred? This song comes during a time when the entire country is in turmoil. This is another positive song to make you reflect on your own contribution to the world. But why don’t you guys let me know what you think his message is??

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Follow JuztKP online:
Website: http://www.JuztKp.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/JuztKP
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JuztKP
Instagram: http://instagram.com/JuztKP

Booking: JuztKP@Gmail.com

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JuztKP – Bull City Maniac (Music Video) ft. Dynasty Official


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Where to begin with this video?? Well let me just say… what a breath of fresh air that was. The imagery is incredible!! I love all the shots and setting. The video was so clear and very well done. The change of focus in some shots and the angles spoke to me. This is just me being a video nerd but after going to school and studying video I think I’m allowed to nerd out once in awhile.

Now back to the video. The concept behind this video is like going back to 90s hip-hop with a modern twist. The same goes for the song. He takes it back to break dancers in the street and choreographed dances. After watching this video I am def a fan and I feel like I need to visit Bull City to hang out with KP and his crew. If you listen closely to the song you will catch some very slick and well-executed references to that 90s hip-hop I was talking about. Can you spot the references, if so what are they?

Bio (provided by KP)- JuztKP is more than jut your average rapper. A magician with words. Processed with VSCOcam with b5 presetGraduate of NC A&T State University with a degree in Public Relations. Modern activist and entrepreneur.

Est. in 1991 out of Durham NC, KP built a foundation of vibes through choir, dance, battle rap forums, instruments,theater and just listening to his inspirations. Began Secretly producing raps in a 2 room apartment at 13. Started recording tracks at 16 and slowly snuck his way to the underground.

Contact –
www.juztkp.com
https://twitter.com/Juztkp
http://instagram.com/Juztkp
http://www.youtube.com/user/kevin032291
kdotpmusic@gmail.com