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GODZILLA! – [Sxmpra]

Depending on what mood I’m in, I may tend to look for music that has a certain aesthetic over another, but that’s not uncommon for any music fan of any genre. When I’m in the mood to either go hard at the gym, pump myself up, or wake up before a long night out (like I’m sure tonight may very well be), I am on the hunt for something with a ton of energy, a quicker tempo, and an artist who can match or exceed the instrumental’s enthusiasm. When it comes to Sxmpra, I’m not completely tapped in, but I have heard a few of his songs as well as other records he was featured on, and I know that he is exactly the person I’m looking for when I’m in one of these moods. He’s quite possibly the only New Zealand-born emcee that I know of, and the fact that he is making as much noise in this industry as he is certainly means that his style is much larger than life and it couldn’t be contained to his home country only. The song that was sent my way is called “GODZILLA!”, and it’s something that I simply couldn’t …

Step Back! – [1nonly] & [Sxmpra]

As we have seen over and over again throughout the music world, it doesn’t take long for an artist to catch on with a fanbase if they have a captivating presence and a differentiating sound. The internet allows artists to literally blow up after a single song drops, and while this can mean a quick rise and a faster descent, there are some emcees who are prepared for the glory and outdo themselves with every new release. 1nonly is someone who has been going viral since before I can even remember, whether it’s on TikTok or other social media, but when you hear his talents first-hand, it’s obvious that he is way more than a simple trend on the platform. He has this underworldly deep voice that delivers notes of darkness alongside this party, club-forward bounce that is seriously hard to describe justly, but it makes him that much more interesting, nonetheless. I think part of this obscure yet addicting mashup of sounds is thanks to his beat selection, and his most recent Sxmpra-produced hit “Step Back!” shows this fact at its core. When the song starts playing, the instrumental gets more complex as 1nonly introduces his personality with conviction, …