Song of the Day: Out of my Mind – Kyle Trippy

‘Out Of My Mind’ gives a taste of Detroit rapper KYLE TRIPPY‘s forthcoming project, which is expected soon, and arrives with accompanying self-directed visuals. The video uncovers the first part in this three-part story of a toxic relationship following previous videos ‘No Attachment’ (part 2) and ‘Restless’ (part 3). Showcasing Kyle’s broad repertoire of talents, the self-produced track highlights his silky smooth vocals, impressive storytelling abilities and his accomplished production skills, with Kyle opting for a mellow and dreamy R&B soundscape that will no doubt draw listeners in instantly.

Speaking further on the new release, Kyle says, “‘Out Of My Mind’ is about a toxic relationship. It’s a take on the darker side of what happens when the other person isn’t around and what it does to you over time. At the time of making the track, I had a makeshift studio in my room. I made the beat and wrote the verse as I made it. I recorded all the vocals and listened to it probably like a thousand times. I made a couple of variations of the track as well but ended up going with the original.”

Check out ‘Out Of My Mind’ below…

Song of the Day: Duck Off – La’ Britany

Actress and singer/songwriter LA’BRITANY’s single ‘Ducked Off’ is all about putting herself first in the face of unrequited love.

The single debuted on ALLBLK network’s The Notorious Queens series which features some of the most talked-about women from reality TV, where La’Britney stars in the show alongside Stormey Ramdhan, Tonesa “Toni” Welch, and Mehgan James.

The former Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star found online fame from her popular “LaMix” song cover and choreography videos– many of which went viral and earned her global attention and nods from 50 Cent, among others. This fueled her to release a string of hits, ‘Booty Drop’, ‘Xxxtra’, and ‘Actin’ Funny’. The latter accumulated millions of streams and channeled La’Britney’s voice over mainstream radio stations.

Have a listen to ‘Ducked Off’ below, produced by DJ Camper and co-written by Price.

Myna Comes Through With Fierce Single ‘Shady B!tch’ + Video

The Detroit music scene has begun to take notice of  Rashmi Pandian – otherwise known as MYNA – after releasing her debut EP, ‘ROY G. BIV’ in 2018 fresh out of High School.

Her debut single from the EP ‘Lemon Tree’ has received over 30,000 streams and she was chosen as one of four finalists for the Inaugural 2019 Motown Musician Accelerator, beating over 400 local Detroit based applicants. The young songstress was also selected as a featured artist to represent Detroit at the 2020 SXSW Music & Media Conference in Austin TX.

2020 also saw the release of her second album, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Here’, a collection of 14 new original songs which possesses a more risque sound, reminiscent of Rhiana’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’. Lifted from the 2020 album, MYNA kicks of the year with single, ‘Shady B!tch’. Boasting a strong driving groove, MYNA’s new single talks upfront about two faced friends.

This is one HARD joint…check out the visuals for ‘Shady B!tch’ below…

Album Review: Insight – Nebr, The Tiger

NEBR, THE TIGER‘s debut album, ‘Insight’ delves into the mind of the Detroit emcee’s random thoughts – from current affairs, his fate in the rap game to that roller coaster feeling in being love.

Starting off on a smooth note, easing into a rich boom-bap tone, the 13-track set goes off on a whirlwind of tones – from Nebr’s take on R&B afterhours to the sporadic and jarring/distorted bass line and tones often coupled with the use of slow motioned techniques. To add to the experimental sound, a nice touch of delicate oriental-esque tones make a brief appearance towards the end of the album. Through the chaotic arrangements, this upriser manages to deliver a very audible flow that’s record-breakingly fast and bang on the money.

‘Insight’ is definitely an album you have to play at least a couple of times to really grasp the concept of the whole collection – once you get, you’ll understand and really appreciate that every element/tones in each track, represents his intricate thoughts. So welcome to the world of Nebr, The Tiger…

Must Listens: R.T.W., These Days, Insight, Different, F.T.L 

Slum Village’s T3 Taps A Posthumous Verse From The Late Baatin In New ‘Mr. Fantastic’ Video

Slum Village frontman T3  pays homage to his foundation and reminisces on the early days of his seminal group in the lyric video for track ‘Mr. Fantastic’, featuring a posthumous guest verse from his late co-founding groupmate Baatin. ‘Mr Fantastic’ forms part of his new solo EP baring the same name, released late last month.

The legendary Detroit emcee says: “My favorite track is Mr. fantastic featuring Baatin. I wanted to set off this project by paying homage to Dilla and Baatin. I always rep the Slum brand wherever I go… When [Teeko and Ruckazoid] added the Baatin verse, it was surprising and heartwarming. It’s like his vocals fit perfectly.”

Check out the lyric video for the track below…