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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Wilhelm Duke releases debut project “The Robber Baron”. An old school boom bap record reminiscent of the golden era of hip hop. The 7 track record is entirely produced by Orlando Coolridge of SlumpGang777. The project is recorded, mixed, and mastered by RhymSter of Ever Evolved.
1. Sistine Chapel: We get right into it. There was no hesitation for Wilhelm to start spitting. It had an upbeat style with relevant references.
2. The League: Again, no hesitation on the intro. I get even more of the old school boom bap on this track. Wilhelm Duke is def with the old school style and I love it. I liked the flow and delivery from both artists on this track.
3. Free PPL: He speaks on capitalism and getting money and wealth. I liked the message behind this song and how he was speaking to a girl at different points.
4. Gilded Hilt: Stick out line on this one is “A focused mind will never die.” I really liked that line. This song expressed how we need to expand our horizons including our mind. You have to listen to your heart.
5. By Design: Shots fired off bat. I agree though, these new rappers don’t respect the OGs or the game. He also talks about how fucked this life is and one my fav “conspiracies.”
6. Spirit of the 90s: Throwback to the best of times. It’s like taking a ride through a time machine. He is from my time period for sure. It resonates even more from the Chicago only references. This track is so fun and probably my favorite, feels like home.
7. Forever: Oh this track is funky. I had a hard time keeping up because of the delivery but when I could follow along it was great. This one I just had to sit back and enjoy. It was awesome and made me a fan for sure.
Overall, this was a well put together project and I really enjoyed it. It was a nice change to everything we see in the mainstream media. He definitely took me on a trip down memory lane with the references, beat and overall flow. It was not what I expected but I’m glad this project came across my desk.
About Wilhelm Duke
Wilhelm Duke is a Chicago based rapper, writer, and event curator. With roots and origins in Nebraska and Sweden. Duke moved to Chicago in 2012 to pursue a music business degree and break into the recording industry. He spent 5 years playing many shows and events as one half of the rap duo, Bombay Boyz. He also spent the last year writing articles and curating events for the Chicago collective and platform, Ever Evolved.
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Repping New Jersey while out in LA, gifted rapper Revol’s work shines in its ability to stay relevant, versatile and true to self, while laying down potent bars Hip Hop heads everywhere can appreciate. His debut EP, ‘Humble Beginnings’ is no different. Coming with hard-hitting production and plenty of potent lyricism, listen as the budding MC touches on life, love and going down as one of the greatest to ever do it.
Humble Beginnings’intro track, “No Sleep” sets the tone for the rest of the 4 track independent release as Revol pours out vivid lines and vibes, giving listeners a firsthand view into his mind. Whether he’s laying down resonate lyrics, crafting intricate rhyme schemes or effortlessly riding the beat, Revol‘s confidence and pen game is immediately apparent as soon as play is pressed. Where most artists shy away from speaking their truth in favor of clout chasing and padding their pockets, Revol stays true to self, attacking every track with passion and skill reserved for only the most skilled emcees.
Citing influences such as Rakim, 2Pac, Eminem and Lloyd Banks, Revol is well on his way to the top of the game with an unwavering commitment to excellence and professionalism unparalleled. In an industry where artists play follow the leader, offering nothing new to the game, Revol comes through like a breath of fresh air. No gimmicks. No clout chasing. No mumble. Just real raps that make you want to get in your bag. Check for ‘Humble Beginnings’ and get a glimpse of Hip Hop’s next game changer: Revol.
Thoughts on ‘Humble Beginnings’
1. No Sleep: The beat begins quite ominous and Revol comes in hard. He has a tough raspy voice. I immediately see the Eminem inspiration. Love the message behind the song. We are all on team No Sleep to grind and work on our dreams. I think this song is a hit and is a great way to introduce us to his EP.
2. Beg Ya Pardon: This song is a bit more hype and less ominous. It’s more lighthearted with the chorus and some of the lyrics. Such as mimosas, never being sober and the Sega cartridges. Love the Sega references, I can tell we are in a similar age range. Aside from the fun, he of course, speaks on the game and being a star.
3. Bad Girl: This song is meant for the ladies for sure. Whomever he is speaking about is one of a kind. This might be my favorite track off the EP because it makes me want to dance and makes me feel like a bad bitch. This is one of those songs you listen to while getting ready with your girls for a night out.
4. Clockwork: The beat sounds super trippy in the beginning. Revol starts spitting with high energy and talks about getting the bag like clockwork. I love the analogy. The addition of the ticking sounds on the beat really drive the point across. Revol uses a lot of metaphors throughout the song. He talks about his talent and uses various witty comparisons to prove his point.
Overall, the ep is very well done and I cannot wait to see more from Revol. This is a great introduction to showcase his various talents.
New Jersey born rapper Revol fuses bold technical ability with a playfully aggressive carefree style and versatile flow. Inspired by the passion and creativity of Rakim, 2pac, Eminem and Lloyd Banks, this MC started writing and recording at 13 eventually releasing mixtapes showcasing his expressive bars, punchlines and Boom Bap influence.
Revol emerged in LA with his first single, (“I Get It”) soon followed by (“All I Know”), (“Time Freestyle”), and his debut EP “Humble Beginnings” released in Summer of 2019. While steadily performing, he is merging into his own and quickly building a name for himself in Hip Hop.
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I love how the beat starts, it reminds me of an old joint. It’s a very catchy and fun track that just makes me want to dance (even though I have two left feet). Meta adds his flavor while still keeping the song light and airy. This is definitely an empowering anthem. “I’m that bitch, watch me fuck it up”, is my new anthem. Quentin has a unique sound and I am looking forward to all the doors that will open due to creative efforts. The song encourages you to be yourself and I am all for it. Being yourself can be challenging for some and to have an anthem that you can connect to can make all the difference. Thank you Quentin Arispe for being yourself and encouraging us to do so as well.
Press Release: Quentin Arispe Releases New Single “I’m That Bitch” Ft. Meta With Tastemaker Americano Label
(Corpus Christi, TX) – Fast rising artist from Corpus Christi TX, Quentin Arispe is dropping their newest track “I’m That Bitch” today and it is fire! The self proclaimed genderless queen comments, “This single is an anthem for self identity; it’s a song that you can scream cry in your car at 4 am, twerk your life away at the club, learn in a dance class, or sing when your wife is at work. I’m not here to push my ideas and lifestyle on you, I’m here to help you understand and love yourself, ALL OF YOURSELF.” The new song will be available everywhere you stream music!
The new song was created earlier this summer at Americano Label’s studio. The song writing and creation process just hit and the collaboration flowed effortlessly between featured Americano Label Artist Meta, Quentin and Grammy award winning producer Mariano Herrera and El Dusty. The new song takes Quentin sonically in a new direction singing and rapping over fun and catchy trap beats but with a solid message, ““I’m that bitch” and that ANYONE can be too!” comments Quentin.
The new EP will be dropping with Americano Label, an imprint started by El Dusty, Latin Grammy nominated DJ and producer, with the mission to bring various Latin styles to the forefront of dance music. “We are super excited to work with our homie Quentin on this heater! And the EP is loaded with amazing sh@*!!!” comments El Dusty, label owner and producer.
Reflecting back on his process and musical journey Quentin says, “Being a Queer artist of color, most times our music doesn’t reach a large community of people because of social issues and close minded individuals. My goal is to break that by creating a song and music that is digestible to anyone.” The new song is the first single off Quentin Arispe’s new EP ‘Garden’ due out this Fall with Americano Label.
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