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Brodie Harvey

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Brodie Harvey

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drama queen – [angelus]

By Brodie Harvey // 5 Nov 2021

This year we have seen a great number of artists rise up from the undergrounds built on discord and take over the mainstream in a major way. If you’re not somebody who has tapped in with the genre known loosely as hyperpop or digicore up until now, there’s no doubt you’ve heard its influence across all popular genres. One standout from this scene is angelus, who has always been at the forefront of the boundary-pushing genre that continues to blossom. Being an artist who never felt like they fit in their surroundings, the community built online over the last year has allowed artists to flourish in ways that weren’t previously available. If one thing is clear, it’s that angelus is unapologetically themselves and this shines through everything they create. Back at the start of 2020, I covered angelus as being a unique voice with an immaculate ability for production. Since then, they’ve only continued to evolve into the beast we see today. At only 17 years old, angelus has already shown a lot of what they’re capable of by proving they’re one of the focal points in a groundbreaking new genre. The past year has seen the genre grow from …

Don’t Try This At Home – [J.K. The Reaper] & [Supah Mario]

By Brodie Harvey // 11 Aug 2021

After a fury of hype singles, rapper J.K. The Reaper and producer Supah Mario have released their highly anticipated 9-song EP. Now, many of you should be incredibly familiar with J.K. as one of the original mic slayers of the SoundCloud era. He’s only refined his penmenship in the past years and his latest project is concrete evidence. Titled Don’t Try This At Home, The Reaper performs some death defying stunts over impeccable production. Supah Mario has been having an incredible year, working with the likes of Drake and Lil Uzi Vert. His co-sign does not come lightly, working with an established artist with strong writing skills shows J.K. is everything we thought he could be. With singles like “Hot Ones” and “Freak of the Week” being a small sample of the heat on the EP, there is a lot of versatility form J.K. in between the bass-blasting heaters we’ve come to expect from him. On tracks like “Mob” and “Norf $ide”, J.K. shows his range bringing his intensity levels way down. If you are expecting the more aggressive sound J.K. is known for then look out for songs like “Run It” and “Make It Rain” which are by far two …

edamame – [bbno$] ft. [Rich Brian]

By Brodie Harvey // 28 Jul 2021

We really can never truly predict what bbno$ will do next. After dropping the silky smooth “wussup” with Yung Gravy, the Vancouver-based artist has turned things up a notch with a fast-paced, club-ready hit. A collaboration we have been eager to hear, bbno$ finally joins forces with Rich Brian to deliver one of this summer’s spiciest tracks titled “edamame”. Out the gate, trumpets lay down the foundation for a foot-stomping, body-moving beat produced by Diamond Pistols. Being the first collab between the two, the chemistry is top-notch in the way they effortlessly trade verses back and forth. This song keeps the energy at a high level from beginning to end, this is when bbno$ is at his absolute best. Already excited to see how wild the crowds at his first few shows go when “edamame” kicks in, this is one that will make people lose their minds at his already crazy concerts. At this point, we can expect bbno$’s visuals to be a hilarious cinematic journey and the music video for “edamame” might be one of his best to date. A simple theme goes a long way, something as dumb as bbno$ and Rich Brian dressed in suits of armour …

Mutombo – [Since99] & [Kenny Beats]

By Brodie Harvey // 26 Jul 2021

By now, most should be familiar with Since99. The Michigan-born rapper who took the world by storm with a video that went viral due to his matter-of-fact delivery. Since the release of “Immaculate”, Since99 has been sharpening his skillset and dropping some of the most out-there sports references we’ve ever heard.  What really makes Since99 such an intriguing artist is you really don’t know what you’re going to get when you hit play. The names he drops always catch me off guard, mixed with a lyrical delivery that can’t really be compared to many else out right now. Some have even gone as far as to say he raps in Times New Roman, but let me tell you nobody can pull this off as well as Since99. Last week, Since99 blessed us with a monster collaboration with Kenny Beats. The single “Mutombo” had been teased for quite a while, his fans had been eager for this one to hit the airwaves and its release did not disappoint. This one takes no time to get going, with mere seconds in between the song beginning and Since99’s lyrical onslaught. With his classic quick-witted lyrical content, Since99 uses a powerful sample provided by …

crazy – [lael]

By Brodie Harvey // 11 Jul 2021

After releasing 3 incredibly strong singles to kick off the year, lael has begun to shed her former image and transition into an artist that shines in their own right. After dipping out of the limelight, lael focused all of her energy into creating the music she was so passionate about. Each single has shown a different aspect of lael’s talent, but with her latest release, we begin to see the full picture of what she has been plotting. On her latest single titled “crazy”, lael creates an eerie atmosphere by packaging dark lyrical content with bubbly delivery. As a listener, you can feel the dichotomy between the strengths and weaknesses lael expresses in this song. What’s really crazy is that this song was produced and engineered by lael herself, showing she has a strong dedication to proving exactly what type of artist she can become. “crazy” is only lael’s fourth official release, she has been a student of the game for some time so she isn’t coming out of the gate as a rookie by any means. What make’s this the standout of her releases is the horror movie of a music video she released to accompany the single. …

wussup – [bbno$] & [Yung Gravy]

By Brodie Harvey // 30 Jun 2021

Not sure how the weather is where you’re reading this from but here in the Pacific North West we have just endured some of the wildest temperatures in recorded history. With people overheating and looking to cool down in any way they can, one thing that brought down my overall body temperature was this iced cold track from bbno$ and Yung Gravy. Now, this is a duo that should need no introduction to our readers but their latest collaboration may just be one of their best yet. Last Friday, “wussup” dropped to appease both of their cult-like fanbases that can never get enough Baby Gravy but what makes this single really stand out is how laidback it feels. From its verses to the beat produced by Y2K, this is a perfect song to lay out by the beach or drive slow down a busy street in a convertible. This just feels like one of those songs that’s best enjoyed while wearing something luxurious like silk. To accompany the single, the pair released some hilarious visuals that fit the vibe of this track immaculately. Both bbno$ and Gravy play some fly delivery guys causing havoc while running around delivering pizza amongst …

13 G’s – [ILLYMINIACHI]

By Brodie Harvey // 7 May 2021

Over the past few months, ILLYMINIACHI has been releasing some of the best music of his career. With a unique voice and approach to his music, there has never been any question that ILLYMINIACHI stands out amongst the pack. His laid-back delivery matches perfectly with complicated production that lines up for something that sticks with you after listening. As we move closer to the release date of his highly anticipated project CAMPAIGN, ILLY blessed us with another single titled “13 G’s” which is another upbeat banger that is set to test the bass in your speakers. The last time we heard from ILLY, he was venturing into new territory with a UK Drill influence. On his latest release the Vancouver artist performing at his best, riding the pocket over astronomical production by 13Graeme. While the past year has seen travel come to a standstill, ILLYMINIACHI has spent a good portion of his time in Nigeria working on music. ILLY has always been one to pull from a multitude of influences, going back home is sure to have unlocked some different sonics that we will hear in the not-so-distant future. To accompany the single release, a video was released to bring the …

ST LGND 94 – [Jay Worthy & St. Ides]

By Brodie Harvey // 6 May 2021

There are very few artists out that have put in the work like the living legend that is Jay Worthy. The independent hustler has never let something like a pandemic slow down his growth, with real street rap seeming to be as popular as ever Worthy is at a very interesting turning point in his career. He has an established reputation as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and it’s well earned. P Worthy is a timeless artist, he has stayed true to himself and consistently brings a different level of storytelling to a new generation that often lacks to look back further than a decade when it comes to music that stands out. His sound is west coast rap at its finest, laidback music that hits best in a convertible playing as loud as possible. He recently dropped a mixtape in partnership with an iconic brand that further cements himself as one of the biggest hustlers in independent music. This is a must-listen for any reader’s craving the gritty nature of ’90s rap and Where Worthy excels most is as a storyteller though, both in his lyrics and in conversation. He’s a true student of the game, picking up knowledge …

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