Song of the Day: I Don’t Play That – Lex Leosis

When LEX LEOSIS witnessed a guy abusing a woman, it resonated with her. As a result, she penned the experience which serves as an self-empowerment anthem for anyone, particularly women, to take back control after suffering at the hands of their abuser.

Over an airy/trap beat, ‘I Don’t Play That’, also includes anyone who have witnessed the abuse and were deeply affected by the experience and urges them to overcome the trauma. This track is reminder that both affected parties – the victims and the witnesses –  are survivors and are stronger from the incident. Most importantly, the track encourages both parties to stand up to future abusers.

Check it out below…

 

A1 Drops ‘Egg & Cheese’ Video

A1 takes time out and reflect on the loss of loved-ones and close friends through his latest visuals for heartfelt track, ‘Egg & Cheese’, the first release from EP, ‘Store Run’. Catch the review of the project here sometime.

Before you head off, hit play on the video for ‘Egg & Cheese’ below…

Song of the Day: Relationsh!T – ShiesDaGod

Hailing from Montreal, Canada SHIESDAGOD makes his entry on the blog, claiming today’s hot spot with single entitled, ‘Relationsh!t’

Over a instantly catchy beat, the fiery emcee goes through the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship – an agony that we all experience at some point in our lifetime!

Go check him out below…and if you like what you’re feeling, why not check out more of his tracks on Spotify….enjoy!

Otis Mensah Drops ‘Ted Talks’ Video

Following the release of video Grand Finale Funeral Show’, Sheffield’s hip-hop Poet Laureate OTIS MENSAH has released another set of visuals for ‘Ted Talks’ – the sophomore track from his EP ‘Rap Poetics’ which breaks down the white-washed elitism of the art world.

Valuing art as a fundamental form of activism, Otis is opening up an important dialogue between himself and the ruling establishment, positioning emotional vulnerability at its core. Last year,  Otis was appointed as the first hip-hop Poet Laureate of Sheffield by former Lord Mayor and current MEP Magid Magid – advocating for rap as an effective vehicle for emotional communication.

Check out Otis’ latest set of visuals below…

Keynes Woods Is All About ‘Spiritual Healing’ In Brand New Single

Toronto-based rapper KEYNES WOODS‘ brand new single ‘Spiritual Healing’, explores how money equals happiness.

Laced with haunting piano melody, dark trap drums and chopped vocals reminiscent of Death Grips, ‘Spiritual Healing’ is a statement of intent. Featuring verses from fellow Canadian MC’s Just John and So Loki, it firmly places all three artists in the spotlight and affirms that these are three of the most exciting artists to hail from Canada.

This single is in the build-up the release of the full ‘Kongo KANE’ EP in early 2020. Check out the music video for the epic banger below…