The English sardonic hip-hop creator InderPaul Sandhu released the single Money Ain’t A Thing on the 16th.
Reworking an age old adage that chasing coins for the sake of disporting how many coins one owns doesn’t not make for much else than a shallow shell of moral corruption and ultimately a wasted life.
Whilst not particularly taking a swipe at the 1%, the song evokes that a wealthy life comes from pursuing an inbuilt burning desire and for some, though not of import, fiat currency does follow too – in an uplifting and ultimately optimistic composition.
The US hip-hop artist Felecia Nichole Tunstall – who performs under the name T Barz – is finalising details for an EP.
The first track to surface Flexin – which was made available as a stand alone single on the 22nd – is a protestation of a society which is divided in to silos of division where equality for all the same distant dream in 2017 as it was decades ago, despite continued lip-service.
With only a couple of tracks around, both of different countenance, the most recent Savage Bitch is a darkly loping track that takes the listener deep in to the underground with a beguiling juxtaposition between its acerbic lyric and sensuous synths.
The opening ‘Amazing Grace’ on the video is a scene setter and not the sound of the track – let it play through the introduction – which doesn’t last long.
The US alt-rock trio ViceVersa released the AA side single Soulja/Hip Hop yesterday.
Available on bandcamp, the release comprises of tracks with very different temperaments – Hip Hop being a grime cover version while Soulja – my pick of the release being a funky dirty-blues number that bleeds extended guitar riffs through the room which find the listener bending the strings on their air-guitar while knotting their finger joints in accompaniment.
The US meditative-hop artist Wayne Watts is working towards the release of the LP Nowadays later this year.
With an intriguing measure of style Wayne offers in Life Ain’t Sweet, from the forthcoming release – a concept of ringing pianoforte to provide the back drop to a lyric reflecting how – despite the institutionally declared war on those from what to the State are the ‘the wrong side of the tracks’ it is possible for the greater number to discombobulate the Establishment message and rather than flare, become a cohesive unit of the many to dam the divisions promulgated by faceless bureaucrats in grey suits.