Song of the Day: Walk With Me – Black Shawd

Multi-talented rapper/singer & songwriter BLACK SHAWD‘s single, ‘Walk With Me’ is a reflection of his cheerful and optimistic attitude towards life.

The lyrics along with the vocals is enough to give a tingle of goose bumps. The contrasts in mood are very well handled. This exciting hip hop song stimulates the generation to sit and think about life and then to take a stand and to contribute in meaningful deeds.

Black Shawd, in this energetic single, beautifully conveys the true significance of practical life, far from the world of fantasy. The appealing sound is really a blessing to the ears. This piece is an excellent composition with a catchy track. For Black Shawd, life has a purpose and in ‘Walk With Me’, he is giving direction to the world to take little steps with him towards morality.

The lyrics are really therapeutic as “Trust it won’t be long, it’s not that far” gives the vibes of comfort. The choice of words is so natural and friendly as “see we are not that far”. The cherry on the top is that the song also has fear reducing elements as “What are you afraid of” and “See we are not that far”. In simple words, ‘Walk With Me’ paints a portrait of life that becomes easy by following some simple rules.

Check out the video for this epic track below…

Song of the Day: Inevitability-FYM – Troyman

Hip hop artist TROYMAN brings some serious heat on today’s top spot with single ‘Inevitability-FYM,’ produced by Tay Keith.

Born Troy Curry in San Francisco, California, Troyman was raised across the bay in Oakland, where he was introduced to the hip hop sounds of Tupac and other Bay Area heavy hitters. Relocating to the metro Atlanta area, his love of hip hop and witty rhyming skills landed him the opportunity of a lifetime to work with one of today’s most talented and sought-after hip-hop producers in the game, Tay Keith. In an industry where promises are often broken Tay Keith remained true to his word, witnessed by the world during the final episode of Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow” in which he promised to produce a “tape” on Troyman.

While collaborating on the highly anticipated ‘Tay Keith’ project, Troyman released the critically acclaimed ‘Godspeed’ album which garnered two music placements with OTE (Overtime Elite) and most notably a placement on HBO Max’s series “Euphoria” Season 2 Soundtrack. Troyman also released a second project during this time period specifically for the ladies entitled, ‘Chocolates and Diamonds,’ which are both currently available for streaming on all platforms.

Check out the official video for Troyman’s epic joint below…

Album Review: I, The Collector – 5tash

When it comes to dropping albums, rapper 5TASH doesn’t do half measures and delivers 15 fresh tracks through his latest full-length album, ‘I, The Collector’.

Unlike to his previous set, ‘I, 5tash Banks’, which has a braggadocious presence throughout, ‘I, The Collector’ is a little more laid back in comparison, starting off with a smooth 80s soulful funk bounce with tracks like ‘Real P’ + and ‘Get Up’. This album sees the rapper experiments with laid-back trap sounds through tracks such as ‘Waisted’, ‘Steve Banks (I, The Collector)’ and ‘Movie’, where he works in his askew, gravelly flow which set him apart from his rap contemporaries.

Not what I expected from 5tash, but nevertheless it’s great to see a different side to this great rap contender. Check out ‘I, The Collector’ below…

Must listen: Real P +; Get Up!; Wvlk, P’ing! (Big Puddle); 6+6

Rapper Trvi Drops Heartfelt Single, ‘Nah Never’ ft. Booka600

Atlanta-based rapper TRVI has joined forces with fellow rapper Booka600 for the new single, ‘Nah Never,’ where the pair exchange their childhood experiences right through their uncertainties into young adulthood over a piano-led melancholic production.

Dedicated to close friends who have experienced a lack of confidence and departed for various reasons, ‘Nah Never’ is a firm reminder of never being afraid of what life presents – no matter how hard it gets – and never comparing personal achievements to others.

‘Nah Never’ music video was released on 18th March via Infinitude Records. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Vibe – Arrested Development (ft. Big Daddy Kane, Cleveland P Jones & Tasha LaRae)

When it comes to boombap and classic rap, there isn’t anyone who does it like the trailblazers, name-makers, and ground-shakers like ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and their latest single, ‘Vibe’

The 2x GRAMMY Award-winning hip hops group credited with a culture-shaping 30 years of experience, Arrested Development was the first hip hop group to ever receive the GRAMMY for Best New Artist while also receiving one for Best Rap Single; the song of honour was their anthemic, prayer-like track, ‘Tennessee’ — which has gone on to be named by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as one of the Top 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

Speaking of honours, this timeless group of performers and collaborators were recognized at the Black Music Honors Awards in September of 2019, and have continued to perform in sold-out venues in every part of the world for the past three decades.

Featuring Big Daddy Kane, Cleveland P Jones, and Tasha LaRae, the single ‘Vibe’ lands ahead of the forthcoming album, For the FKN Love — which was primarily produced by British Production and boombap specialist, Configa.

Stellar collaborations in their own right, the features ‘Vibe’ also preview what’s to come for the new release, set to spotlight other timeless names of the industry, such as The Sugar Hill Gang, Masta Ace, Freddie Foxxx, Monie Love, Kxng Crooked, G Love (G Love and special sauce), Tony Momrelle (Incognito), and Dee-1 plus Fatman Scoop.

‘Vibe’ is available now on all DSPs. Check out the official video below…