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Mabel EP – [Baby Bari]

The return of Baby Bari was inevitable. My fascination with the Naples, Florida-based artist first began after hearing his four-track EP, Grudge, back in January. One listen and I was completely sold. It wasn’t just Baby Bari’s effectiveness as a producer, writer, or singer but more so the combination of all three with the additive that there was something different and utterly authentic about his presentation. His return is in no way surprising and entirely on-brand with the kind of eclectic precedent he set with his first release. Mabel, his newly released four-track EP, combines the darker textures of Bari’s sound that champion heavy guitar ballads while balancing 90s-esque R&B production. The culmination of these two sounds colliding is utterly daunting. Somehow, someway, Baby Bari has managed to marry two sounds that you would not immediately think of pairing and to no surprise, his boldness entirely pays off. Listeners are immediately gripped by the guitar ballad of “Vampires,” which features frequent collaborator Pink Contrails, who in tandem create a record that feels like a melodic hardcore ballad from the early 2000s. In an instant the energy transitions into the 90s R&B style of the EP’s proceeding record “Lucy.” A brief hiatus in …

Cajun-[Baby Bari] & [Gidi]

Baby Bari is an artist who keeps coming up in conversation. Whether it’s in passing exchanges or intentional talks with other artists, on many occasions, I’ve been told that Baby Bari is someone to look out for. After hearing all of the referrals, it was only right to check out some of his music and peep what makes this up and coming hitmaker so intriguing. Today, Baby Bari is making it onto our pages for a song that is definitely worth all of the hype that I’ve been hearing. The track, “Cajun” is a 2 minute and 22 second offering that introduces us to the 22-year-old Naples, Florida native in the best way possible. As soon as I turned this one on, it was instant vibes. Everyone who is familiar with my writing knows that I’m a sucker for all things guitar and in the first couple seconds of this one, there is a groovy guitar that completely sets the tone for the whole entire piece. I could get into every single element that is present, but all y’all need to know is that the sound from a stylistic standpoint is utterly perfect. Bari knows exactly who he is as …

A Conversation with Giveon: Success of His Debut EP ‘Take Time’, Early Begininngs, “Chicago Freestyle” and More

“It’s crazy because about fifteen months ago, I was a server at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. To come from that, to where I am now was just amazing to see. -Giveon The journey to becoming a musician can be something that can be very difficult to venture. There are many aspects to consider when you start with that initial thought or dream. What will your sound be? Who are you inspired by? What do you hope to leave the fans with? These questions and many more are some of the things that come to the minds of artists all around the world who may be sitting in their car on their lunch break-trying to find a way out of their hard times. One of the most important questions of all, is how will I be differentiated from my peers? Giveon, the rising star out of Long Beach, California has asked himself each and every one of these questions and then some. What we are witnessing right before our eyes, is the blossoming if the next music sensation that will begin to take over the industry, one harmony at a time.  Giveon’s initial burst into the musical realm came from a …

She Already Decided – [Smino]

Smino is a legend in my book and he is one of my favorite artists that I have listened to over the past decade, and yesterday he gave his massive fanbase a huge blessing with a brand new mixtape titled “She Already Decided”. I didn’t get a chance to listen to the project until today, but from what I was seeing from the feedback from social media and people that I trust, it was all positive so I came into this tape expecting something special. From the moment I pressed play on the first track, Smino had me on the edge of my seat, it set a tone for the tape and Smino didn’t let his foot off of the gas for the entire duration. Smino is so impressive to me in so many ways, but more than anything, the way that he switches his flows is spectacular, he seemingly has hundreds of different flows tucked away ready to go at any time. Those skills were displayed fully on this mixtape, as well as his ability to make great rap records as well as silky smooth R&B cuts, and he played around with the idea that some of his fans …

Grudge EP – [Baby Bari]

There is no denying the unprecedented amount of talent that has emerged from Florida over the past couple of years. The state itself has become synonymous with a certain sound but today I am very excited to share a newer artist that helps reinforce The Sunshine State’s evolution as a musically diverse hub. His name is Baby Bari and his most recent four-track EP, Grudge, is an impressive display of alternative hip hop experimentation.  Baby Bari’s latest EP, which runs a total of 12-minutes, is his first by all accounts. Despite the short-lived showcasing, Bari manages to display an impressive amount of chops as an artist by blending the grittier elements of hip hop with the softer shimmer of lo-fi pop. Song’s like the EP’s opener, “Kill la Kill” relishes in a Neptunes-type beat that is both seductive and ominous, an impactful combination that helps reinforce the darker electronic vocal style Bari wields on the opener. Bari exchanges the electrifying bass of the EP’s opener for the grunge-style production and delivery of “You Know I’m No Good” while simultaneously priming listeners for the more gentle, dreamy guitar-led sentiments of “Choke.” The project closes with “Untitled,” an acoustic ballad that has Bari …