Album Review: T.H.B – ThBenj

Although it’s been the third or fourth time that THBENJ has appeared on NEW LEASE MUSIC, I will always associate the Italian rapper with track ‘Mumble Acid’ because of its infectiously rampant b-line and electronic effects on the vocals that gives the extra kick to the three minute sizzler. For that reason alone, I was very intrigued to see what he has cooked up in his solo debut album, ‘T.H.B’, released late last month.

The album possess a few banging tunes that can blow off the roof of any house party through, ‘Chasing Th Day’, ‘Manipulated’ and ‘Feelin’ It’. I have to say, then delving into his new project, I was caught off guard for a moment, as the theme of the 15-track set predominantly feature a more relaxed hip-hop/urban vibe with a kick of infectious b-line, featured in tracks, ‘Paranoid’, ‘Waiting For You’ and ‘ My Prayers To You.’

The biggest surprise was the concluding piece ‘Myself Again’ – an intimate setting with the acoustic guitar taking centre stage. THBENJ switches his usual kick-ass freestyle to a voice that’s so emotive and inviting –  I DID NOT expect that at all!

I have to hand it him, THBENJ did a blinding job on this debut project and it comes to no surprise that collection has already clocked up serious attention: ‘T.H.B’ is currently one of the top-selling hip-hop albums on Google Play in Italy.

So hit that play button on THBENJ‘s ‘T.H.B’ below. If you’re seriously into hip-hop, you won’t regret it:

Must Listens: Paranoid, Mumble Acid, Waiting For You, Thank You

New Track: Paranoid – ThBenj

THBENJ is one of those contenders who make his presence known in the rap game with braggadocious tracks, ‘Mumble Acid’ and ‘Louder’.

However the rapper adopts a more soothing and laid-back vibe through his latest single, ‘Paranoid’, which forms part of this forthcoming full-length album, dropping 28th June.

Check out ‘Paranoid’ below:

New Track: Mumble Acid – ThBenj

Just a little over a month since his since last appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC,   THBENJ bounces right back into the blog’s limelight with first single of the year, ‘Mumble Acid,’ now from 18th January on all streaming/download sites.

The latest release boasts a dense-heavy b-line which gives off an extremely intense and fierce vibe. Accompanied with eerie distorted vocals, THBENJ‘s daring lyrical flow effortlessly rip through the stubborn bars. The braggadocious combo has already caught the attention of Radio International who interviewed the rapper/producer a day before the track’s release date.

‘Mumble Acid’ is a follow-up previous track, ‘Louder’ which peaked at number two on the Drooble Top 50 Hip Hop Charts…let’s see if this blazing joint follow suit.

Look out THBENJ‘s album, dropping later this year…for now, listen to ‘Mumble Acid’ below:

New Track: Louder – ThBenj

Rapper/songwriter/producer THBENJ makes a bold entry on the blog with third release of the year titled ‘Louder’.

The latest release possess a fearless use of hip-hop/pop with trap beats offering up a slight dance vibe. Such confident use of genres, spans from the multi-instrumentalist’s extensive music career. Starting as a drummer, THBENJ  performed with multiple bands across Sardinia and mainland Italy in genres ranging from rock, metal, punk, soul and pop before collaborating with a DJ in Ibiza.

‘Louder’ follows singles, ‘Waiting For You’ –  which hit number one on CCG Network Radio Top 20 charts – and ‘Manipulated’.

Check out ‘Louder’ below – and if you’re feeling this track, be sure to look out for the release of THBENJ‘s album next year.

Song of the Day: Into The Gray – Walla

Los Angeles band, WALLA, debuts their new single ‘Into The Gray.’ The band, comprised of Jean Marc Tardieu (Lead Vocals), Ian Charlie (Lead Guitar), Mauricio “Moebeats” Carcamo (Bass Guitar), Alessio Balsemin (Drums); have crafted a unique mix of indie pop infused with soul and a sprinkle of positivity.

‘Into The Gray’ was inspired by the instinctive need for human connection, and despite the differences and backgrounds, coming together to connect and engage can save us from the loneliness of the digital age. Jean Marc’s soulful vocals are at their best on this track, capturing the emotional magnitude of the message with his deep rasp and introspective demeanor.

The quartet’s aim is to create music that promotes escapism, pulling people away from the chaos of today’s world. Their single ‘101’ has almost 30 million plays on Spotify and the band has been featured on Billboard, MTV Buzzworthy, Nylon, and Snapchat.

Released in the summer, their EP ‘Body Language’ is a collection of tracks that encompasses the cultural backgrounds and influences the band makes up with their own diverse backgrounds, from the Caribbean to Italy to Indonesia –  and Los Angeles.

If you haven’t come across WALLA before, well here’s your chance to have the first taste of their EP; have a listen to ‘Into The Gray’: