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Hate – [Keshore]

It seems like every single year, there is a handful of artists that I finally check out, and I become fully obsessed with the remarkable music they have brought to life. This year, it seems like my world was consumed by hyperpop artists considering it was just such a new and innovative sound, but one of the artists outside of this realm was Keshore, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to everything he put out, even if it was from years and years ago. Nonetheless, Sunset Diary was a project that I still have playing on repeat and simply can’t get enough of it, but I’m never going to complain for even a second when Ke puts out something new. His singles are always a spectacle in and of themselves, so when I saw that he was celebrating the holiday season at the end of last week with his song “Hate”, I couldn’t wait to tune in. Once I did, I was blown away by the diversity that Ke brought to the table, incorporating a pop-punk-inspired instrumental full of pungent guitar strums, kick drums, and tempo-setting percussive elements that come together for a foundation that isn’t necessarily hip-hip sounding, but still …

Gaia – [Kevin Kazi]

Ever since I first got heavily involved and invested in the underground music scene, there are a few artists that I credit for truly opening my mind and helping me realize that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it, and boundaries are only boundaries if you let them restrict you. Out of all the artists that flood my mind when thinking back to my early days in hip-hop, one name seems to shine brighter than the rest, and that is Kevin Kazi. After making music for about a half-decade, Kevin has become a talent that has run the gamut of different sounds, styles, and innovative creations, and this only seems to get more and more impressive as he progresses throughout his career. Over the years, Kevin has worked with some of my other favorite artists including the late 6 Dogs, Tommy Ice, Keshore, $NOT, and so many others, yet he always brings his own unique flair to the party and never lets any verse fall flat for even a moment. While it seems like he has become a bit more elusive as the years have gone on, this year has been a fruitful one for the Atlanta …

SHH – [Keshore]

Keshore is an artist I have been covering regularly for quite some time now, and the reasons why run deep. He is one of the most versatile artists in hip-hop right now, giving us songs that run the gamut from r&b to rap to even some electronic inspirations, but the thing about Ke is, he always does so in an out of the box, innovative way that fans might not expect, but we appreciate, nonetheless. Beyond this, his personality is simply unmatched when compared to anyone else because he shows that he’s the life of the party even on tracks that might be slower or more melodic, and this is something that just can’t be taught no matter how hard one may try. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of linking up with Ke as he opened for $NOT on tour at the Patio Theater here in Chicago, and although I had seen copious amounts of videos of him performing, they simply don’t do enough justice and he’s one artist I can say with the utmost confidence that you NEED to see live if he comes through your city. He captivates the entire audience from the front to the …

BB – [Keshore] ft. [Sad Frosty] & [DC the Don]

Keshore has rapidly become one of my favorite artists over the past few months, and that’s saying a lot considering most of my other favorites have been people who I’ve listened to for years, at this point. While I know he has been making waves in the music scene for quite a few years, it wasn’t until somewhat recently that I finally tuned in, and I’ve been blown away ever since. His versatility Is nothing short of insane and the way that he can go from all-out slappers to introspective, meaningful records is mind-boggling, to say the least. Not too long ago, he released Sunset Diaries, a project that he clearly poured his heart into, and I don’t think that the results could have turned out any better if he tried. Going from a heavily energetic front half to a much more reflective, self-examining second half, this project shows off a couple of different sides of the rap pioneer, and I couldn’t be more excited about the outcome. With only a few features, Ke keeps things to himself relatively easily, but these features are from some massive names, so it’s only going to attract more listeners from different fanbases, and …

LEFTRIGHT – [Keshore]

I honestly hate to admit it, but there are a few artists I slept on for way too long, and Keshore tops that list. He has been making so much incredible music over the past handful of years, and even though my brother told me to check him out so long ago, it wasn’t until the past half a year or so that I finally tuned in and realized everything that I was missing out on. While I’m ashamed it took that long, I figured it’s better late than never, and considering I’ve gotten to know him a bit more on the personal side of things, he’s an artist I will definitely never take for granted ever again. Just a couple of weeks ago, Ke released his highly anticipated project Sunset Diary which contained hits from front to back and some features in Sad Frosty, DC the Don, and $NOT that were all unbelievable contributions, but Keshore made sure that he was the star of the show, exactly as he should be. He opened things up on a high note with the first few energetic tracks, but none of them hit quite like the project’s opener “LEFTRIGHT” which is produced …

Sunset Diary – [Keshore]

If you really think about it, there are so many artists who have been making music for years before giving it up and moving on, but persistence is key, and that’s something that will never change. Although Keshore has been turning heads for years and has been creating music for even longer, it seems like it wasn’t until semi-recently that his stock price truly started to rise, and I can’t think of another artist who deserves it more. His dynamism is unheard of, his versatility is one of a kind, and his personality is out of this world, making him a threat in the music scene without a doubt in my mind, and that’s an undeniable fact. Most recently, he decided to bless fans with his latest body of work entitled Sunset Diary, and while I had no idea what to expect coming into it, I can tell you with the utmost confidence that I won’t be letting this one out of my rotation anytime soon. Throughout the 9 songs that run just short of 25 minutes long, Ke makes sure to show off every single side of himself and his artistry, leaving no page unturned for an album that …

U Still Here – [Keshore]

Keshore has been in the underground music scene for quite a few years, yet he has somehow managed to evade my attention. I never intentionally dismissed him, he’s just a name a had heard of but don’t really know from where, and once the homie put me on, I couldn’t have been more grateful to find out everything I was missing out on. The song he sent me, alongside a few of his classic hits, is his latest release entitled “U Still Here”, and after tuning in, I can’t believe I’ve been sleeping on the LA-based artist for so long. Produced by ihatebigchase, the beat kind of slowly starts up and progressively gets faster, more intricate, and hits harder, although overall, it is a relatively simplistic, smooth, percussion-forward instrumental that Keshore absolutely destroys effortlessly. Almost halfway through the song’s runtime, Ke picks up mid-sentence to insult an unidentified hater, starting his flow out of nowhere but picking up the tempo with ease. At times, he uses a bit more conviction behind his delivery while other aggressive lines sound as if they should as well, yet he recites them with a very stern, straight face to show people he’s dead serious …

Soul Trainn – [Liltrxptendo] feat. [KESHORE]

It’s hard to remember the last time I heard a 17 year old sound so confident on a track. Liltrxptendo‘s most recent release, ‘Soul Trainn,’ begins with a wavy sample and a booming, unexpected energy from the young rapper. Let me tell you, this dude is no run of the mill SoundCloud rapper – he has bars, flow, and an incredible voice for Hip-Hop. The song features fellow rapper KESHORE, a fitting collaboration for the the dynamic rapper. The Maryland rapper articulates his emotions regarding the hate he received prior to success. ‘They just want my clout, they don’t really want my life doe.’ Produced by Sauron, the song screams summer with the lead sample and good vibes. Far from finished, the Liltrxptendo has new tunes coming soon. Stream, ‘Soul Trainn,’ here: Words by Barry R

Impulsive – [Keshore]

In all the time that Keshore has been on my radar, I’ve always found it fascinating to see exactly what sonic direction the budding talent will take next, as the versatility in his artistry reflects true talent just as much as it does unpredictability. Today, we finally get to see where Keshore is headed with his brand new single, “Impulsive.” Best identifiable by its dusty, lo-fi instrumentation and soul-stricken brass runs, this offering takes the energy down a notch for Keshore, keeping things relaxed yet deeply impassioned. The vocals seemingly push their back against the wall of instrumentation that holds the song up, and as a result, the authenticity bleeds out of this release in a way that perfectly illustrates a key reason why Keshore is such a promising artist in the first place. That said, “Impulsive” is a captivating reflection of its title, so be sure to check this one out below and let us know what you think in the comments! Produced by Swum

Orange Juice – [Keshore]

Sonically, Keshore is an artist who follows no linear direction. His sound is all over the place, and as a result, the versatility and malleability of his skills hold true as two of his defining abilities as a rising talent. Today, these features are on full display as Keshore sets his sights on a bubbly new offering entitled “Orange Juice”. Mixing the trunk-rattling world of 808s with a sparkling, almost jingle-like melody, this track thrives in a world of contrast that listeners can’t help but nod their heads to. Keshore’s energetic style is the perfect fit for such a hard-hitting release, and needless to say, “Orange Juice” is one of my favorite offerings from the budding talent to date. The truth is, the only ceiling that confines Keshore’s style is his own, and for this reason, I can’t wait to watch the man himself continue to make prosperous strides all throughout 2019. Stream “Orange Juice” for yourself at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments! Produced by Cairo