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Foreign – [Rot Ken]

Unfortunately, incarcerations seem to really play a factor in the music industry for a plethora of artists big and small, but I am never going to give anything less than the highest praise to thee emcees who find themselves in a situation and are able to overcome it no matter what it takes. When Rot Ken got locked up, it was disheartening because he was making some major waves in music and I was afraid that this stint was going to put a pause on his rising and promising career. Well, considering he has a strong backing of industry trendsetters over at Internet Money, not a day went by without me listening to a song by Ken because his homies at IM made sure that they weren’t going to let the “Free Ken” movement go by the wayside. His debut project Free Me was an undeniable leap in the right direction thanks to 17 amazing songs that last almost 40 minutes long and a few addicting features in SoFaygo, Kalan.FrFr, Hunxho, and 21 Lil Harold. While I can’t get enough of this album and all of the talents that Ken showcased, he got it off to a hot start with …

Stick Baby – [Lil Gnar]

It didn’t take very long at all for Lil Gnar to take over the rap game once he first started, and ever since, he has seriously taken things to new levels. Obviously, he is an empire on his own, going from skateboarding and creating his own massively successful streetwear brand before dipping his toes into the rap scene, and it seriously seems like no matter what venture he might try and get into, it’s going to turn out successful regardless of the situation. Ever since he first hopped in the booth, Gnar has only gotten better with time, going from creating some basic yet catchy bangers to much more intricate, methodical hits that always show off his dexterity and versatility. No matter what instrumental he gets on, he is always at the top of his game, and it makes me believe that there isn’t a style out there that he can’t adjust to and absolutely kill. Thanks to his natural talents, Gnar has landed features from artists like Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Chief Keef, Lil Skies, Craig Xen, and countless other hitmakers, and even with the pressure of possibly being overshadowed by some of these emcees, Gnar …

detest me – [Glaive]

If you haven’t already realized that Glaive is legitimately the future of music, then you’re already behind the curve. That’s alright though because he decided to bless fans with another insanely good song entitled “detest me” as well as an unbelievable music video that is the perfect accompaniment to the record itself. Opening up with the instrumental produced by a slew of hitmakers like Jasper Harris, Hagan, Alexander Walter Bak, Haan, and Whethan, we are introduced to some incredible acoustic guitar riffs that get the song off to a gentle start before the beat drops and brings the energy to an all-time high, incorporating some heavy bass, synths, and percussion that truly takes this record to a new level. As Glaive begins singing, there is a sort of loneliness to his voice that makes it almost seem isolated and alone. As the beat begins to grow in energy, so does Glaive, though, and the way he inserts more and more enthusiasm as the instrumental picks up just combines the two components of the song perfectly, leading us to an epic pique that brings the house down and makes you want to get up and dance before bringing us back down …

Vendetta – [KILLY]

A few weeks back Canadian superstar KILLY puts his city on check with his energetic new single “Vendetta”. One thing that KILLY has always been able to do with his music is to create a ton of energy without exerting much himself, the intensity of his voice cuts straight through the beat to listeners.  The chime heavy production works well with KILLY’s intricate rhyme scheme, beat selection is always incredibly on point from his camp though. This entire song marks as a triumph for the success KILLY has seen and the opposition he faces in his own city. KILLY has been anything but silent these past few weeks, dropping impressive hit one after the other. “Vendetta” is one of the best of the pack, coming with a JMP shot visual that shows exactly how much the young Toronto is capable of flexing on the masses. KILLY said the video was shot on his second trip to the studio, with the first being the recording session. It matches the energy of the single perfectly and features a handsome Dalmation to add to the luxurious feeling to this one. It seems like KILLY is loading up for a strong 2020 so don’t …