E.P. Review: S. Reidy – And Here With You, I Am

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Artist: S. Reidy

EP: And Here With You, I Am

Genre: Hip Hop/Alternative Hip Hop

Rating: 8/10

 The term “Alternative Hip Hop” has been thrown around to describe artists in Hip Hop who experiment and incorporate outside elements of different genres that aren’t primarily used in the genre of “Hip Hop,” and as much as this can be a necessary label to inform the listener that they’re in for something different from the mainstream Hip Hop they’re most likely accustomed to, it’s also a label that almost never does an artist justice when it comes to describing the myriad of sounds an influences in their music. Artists like Norman, Oklahoma’s own S. Reidy is further proof that some music is nearly impossible to sum up with one genre tag, and that’s a sign of someone truly ambitious and innovative. His new E.P. And Here With You, I Am is an emotional, introspective, and poetic ride that is as fun as it is sentimental. Being five tracks in length, the E.P. is a short but fulfilling journey through the world of Reidy, and the atmosphere and mood is created right off the bat with the opening track “Fall.” The production is dreamy and features lo-fi percussion, and Reidy’s versatile vocals range from melodic rawness that evokes the spirit of “Emo Rock” to impressive rapping free from boastfulness but rich in genuine mindfulness. Without a doubt this E.P. is moody and a tad bit melancholy. Perfect for those days when you wanna go for a walk in gloomy weather with headphones on ignoring the world, but it’s also fun enough and catchy enough to ride around with your best friends singing along to the undeniably catchy hooks. Seriously, I dare you to try and not sing along to the chorus on “Dustin’s Mustache,” by the end of the song you’ll be shouting the lyrics “I never wanted things to ever change! I never wanted things to stay the same! I’d make my mind up but I’m feeling too jaded!” With powerful emotions and introspective thought expressed through poetic lyrics, live instrumentation consisting of soothing acoustic guitar, bass, some piano combined with Hip Hop inspired drum machines, and the irresistible vocal melodies, it’s evident that S. Reidy is one of those artists that gets better and better with each release, and the future looks very bright for this talented visionary. 

Written By: Steven Sandoval 

Date: 10/23/18

https://sreidy.bandcamp.com

 

 

BROCKHAMPTON Share New Music Video for New Song “J’OUVERT”

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BROCKHAMPTON are set to release their new album Iridescence tonight, which was recorded at the legendary “Abbey Road Studios.” While we wait, the group has released a new song off the album titled “J’OUVERT,” and it is a hard hitting banger that is dark, unrelenting, and features a standout aggressive verse from member JOBA. You can watch the music video for “J’OUVERT” below:

BROCKHAMPTON Announce Release Date for Upcoming Album “Iridescence”

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The wait is finally over. After several album name changes and much speculation as to when their new album Iridescence would get a release date, BROCKHAMPTON have announced that they will release the album on September 21st, and that’s just around the corner. This follows last year’s impressive SATURATION trilogy, and this is the group’s first album without Ameer Vann who was kicked out recently due to sexual misconduct allegations. The tracklist has also been revealed and it looks like the album will not feature their recent singles “1999 WILDFIRE,” “1998 TRUMAN,” and “1997 DIANA.” According to the band, Iridescence will be the first installment of another trilogy titled The Best Years of Our Lives. The group recorded the album at the legendary “Abbey Road Studios,” and it will be their first release on the label “RCA Records.” You can check out the tracklist below:

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BROCKHAMPTON also have a documentary about the making of Iridescence coming out in select theaters titled The Longest Summer In America. Watch the trailer below:

JPEGMAFIA Shares New Music Video for “1539 N. Calvert”

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Baltimore rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA has garnered much attention this year, and it is much deserved. His new album Veteran is the groundbreaking and forward thinking album Hip Hop needs right now. Today Peggy shared his new music video for the opening track off the album titled “1539 N. Calvert.” The video is a tribute to the “Bell Foundry,” a building in Baltimore that housed dozens of artists and hosted live shows. It was unfortunately shut down, but many DIY artists in the Baltimore scene hold their experiences near and dear to their hearts. You can watch the video for “1539 N. Calvert” below:

Denzel Curry Drops New Music Video for “Vengeance”

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Denzel Curry’s new album TA13OO currently holds the title for “Best Hip Hop Album of the Year” so far in my opinion, and to treat us even further, the Florida rapper has released a bonkers new music video for the high energy track “Vengeance” featuring JPEGMAFIA and ZillaKami. You can watch the music video below:

Atmosphere Announce New Album “Mi Vida Local”

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The legendary “Underground Hip Hop” group “Atmosphere” need no introduction at this point. They have been impressively active for over two decades now, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. They have announced a new album titled Mi Vida Local which will be released on October 5th through their legendary label “Rhymesayers Entertainment.” Those of you who are well-versed in the history of “Rhymesayers” will be very happy to hear that there are a couple of tracks on the album that feature Musab and “The Dynospectrum.” That’s right, THE DYNOSPECTRUM. You can pre-order the album, as well as listen to the album’s first single “Virgo” below:

Atmosphere "Mi Vida Local" [Pre-order]