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Untold Poet, ‘Don’t Understand’


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Untold Poet is back, and he smashes his way forward with his latest release, ‘Don’t Understand’. The rapper, who is also a BBC Introducing ‘SOUND OF 2021’ artist stuns here with a performance which confirms his talent.

The Essex based rapper delves into a topic which means a lot to him. Furthermore, he uses his platform and talent to influence society with his words bursting out with the truth. His story touches the heartstrings, and his melodies seep through leaving an indent. He speaks about confusion within his mind; he is unsure why there is hate and inequality in a world where people need support.

The instrumental adds a sturdy foundation to the entire track. The music adds even more spark to the flame and every sound which appears compliments, Untold Poet’s vocal. Also, the arrangement is innovative, given that it arrives just that little bit different. Furthermore, search around the hip hop space, and it will be doubtful that you will find a track with as much colour as this one coming from the backend. The beat brings a new dimension to modern rap and hip-hop, and it captures a sense of what Untold Poet is all about as a person. He is not afraid to delve into a new corner, and he pushes through with his vision.

Overall, ‘Don’t Understand’ is an epic release full of nail-biting hooks and poignant lyrics. It is also potentially the rappers most compelling expression yet, and with fans already flocking far and wide to grab a listen, it will not be a surprise for this one rise to rise echelon over the next few months.

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BeckMilli, ‘Gotham’


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BeckMilli lays out her goals in her new release, ‘Gotham’. Furthermore, the London aspirant speaks for the generation who wants to push out and break the mould.

‘Gotham’ kicks off with a memorable intro with a piano melody that sounds frightening but exciting. The piano lead plays through for the majority of the piece. For me, I would enjoy for a little more variance because it can become somewhat repetitive, mostly if you are not concentrating on the story in which BeckMilli presents.

Nevertheless, BeckMilli raps with conviction, and she leaves no room for any dissonance with her rap bars matching the instrumental impeccably. Also, her tone is refreshingly unorthodox with her proving unique from the very start. However, I would enjoy more harmonies along the way. Yes, we hear a male vocalist popping up from time to time to lend a helping hand to make a few words even more powerful. But, for me, it is not enough. I prefer a few changes in the back end of the vocal mix, giving it more flavour and allowing the excitement to keep flowing.

Overall, ‘Gotham’ is a poetic gem. I relish how it arrives just that little bit different, and although BeckMili has taken influence fro the greats including Cardi B and Giggs, she still brings something fresh to the table. Her ability to fuse several genres into once is also impressive with her drill influences percolating from the get-go.

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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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