Saunter along the symphonic streets of HipHop, twirl through the thumping terrain of BoomBap, and unearth a trove of tantalizing tunes
Our music review, “HipHop Haven: Boombap, HipHop, and the Bounties of Beats,” introduces you to innovative releases from undaunted independent artists and a playlist bound to spark your interest.
We initiate our odyssey into the vibrant culture of hip-hop, where artists mesh poetry with pounding rhythms. Veering towards the lively BoomBap scene, we celebrate the love for raw, stunning simplicity in beats. Venturing further, we unravel a myriad of music styles, painting a vivacious sonic portrait.
Ready to beat the monotony with a striking rhythm? Then check it out, swing with these sound shamans on Spotify, and parkour over conventional playlists with our curated selections. “HipHop Haven” — your rhythmic sanctuary in the soundstorms!
1) LUCAS BURN – Keep On Moving
In the city of Gdansk, a new wave of rhythm is captivating the hearts and feet of music lovers. LUCAS BURN, an independent artist rooted in the heart of Poland, is stirring up the music scene with his unique fusion of pop, hip-hop, and rap in his latest album “Keep On Moving”. His finely crafted sound, layered with the depth of cinematic qualities and the energy of Europe-based culture, makes him a standout talent.
His music is beautifully elevated by its powerful vocals and meaningful lyrics. As one astute listener put it, “His music is a mad symphony, like Michael Jackson and Jay-Z having a creative mashup, an exquisite embodiment of pop meets rap.” The core of his artistic genius lies in his ability to integrate masterfully both male and female vocals, delivering an audacious and rich auditory experience.
In an age where music is easily accessible, LUCAS BURN deserves a spot on your favourite playlist. Do not let this talented artist’s work pass you by. Check it out, visit his website, and follow the artist on Spotify. We specifically urge you to like and listen to our playlist to immerse yourself in the captivating universe that is LUCAS BURN’s music. Recognize and support the independent artist from Poland – it’s worth your eardrum’s attention.
2) MC HAMMERSMITH – Mother’s Fettuccine
From the heart of the UK rap scene comes the enigmatic talents of MC Hammersmith. Hailing from Edinburgh, he encapsulates the best of British and Scottish-based culture in his music. His album, “Mother’s Fettuccine”, puts a fresh spin on the sphere of alternative indie R&B.
This isn’t just another hip-hop record, it’s a pure fusion of rap and drum and bass that’s super edgy. It’s as if Jay-Z and Aphex Twin had a musical lovechild, filled with quirky anthemic tracks that’ll get your head bobbing in no time. It’s unquestionable, MC Hammersmith has crafted some fan-worthy beats that are nothing short of bangers.
A notable track that personifies his genius, encompassing both the hip-hop and UK rap genres, is the undeniable “Mother’s Fettuccine”. Not many indie artists can claim, “Our beats are so super catchy, they’re a culinary delight for the ears.” Check it out, follow the artist on Spotify, and remember to listen to our playlist. Only then can one truly appreciate his avant-garde male vocals. Sure to be an addition to your favourites, you shouldn’t miss out on this act. Visit their website and immerse yourself in the eccentric world of MC Hammersmith – it’s the perfect recipe as we all want another serving of that Mother’s Fettuccine.
3) D.O.M OF DND – World D.O.Mination II
Reborn treasure of hip-hop, D.O.M of DND, hailing from the cold winds of Canada, Calgary, is churning the music scene once again with his latest offering: ‘World D.O.Mination II’. As a fierce strike against the Twitter and TikTok universe, this work is, in essence, a testament to the artist’s refined creativity. Our personal favourite, the track ‘W4R DOGS’, offers a mature introspection into his feelings, beautifully juxtaposing the gritty tones present in songs such as ‘I-1’, ‘CONFL1C7 OF INTEREST’ and ‘EN19MA CODE’.
Fans of true hip-hop culture will find themselves in familiar territory with the album’s old-school, boom-bap beats mingling harmoniously with influences from US and UK-based culture. It’s a treasure trove of such heights that even legendary artists like Conway The Machine, Xzibit, and Krayzie Bone find their essence incorporated within. “This album is as exhilarating as it gets in Canadian music, seeping out epic vibes with masterful production”, is one remark that succinctly summarises its brilliance.
Being an independent artist, D.O.M of DND not only echoes Lofi’s hip-hop beats and classic rap styles but intriguingly, a US rap influence too, touching the hearts of those yearning for relaxation or studying vibes. His ‘World D.O.Mination II’ underscores Canadian-based culture, being a wonderful addition to his discography with cleaner mixing and coherence standing at par with many top-tier records. Make the smart move, check it out, visit their website, become a loyal follower of D.O.M of DND on Spotify, and let their playlist captivate your musical senses.
4) STOOPID SWAGG OG – With All That
Rising from the US rap scene, Stoopid Swagg OG, has been making waves in Los Angeles with his fresh and innovative approach to hip-hop. His single, “With All That” provides a provocative narrative of relationships in today’s times. Drawing inspiration from iconic artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Stoopid Swagg OG delivers male vocals and a unique vibe that sets him apart from others in the US-based rap scene.
As one listener put it, “The raw emotion and energy of this track make it the ultimate jam session.” Exploring themes of toxic relationships, the lyrics dive into stories of out-of-control behaviours by women in relationships, reminiscent of Jerry Springer, Maury, and Steve Show guests. This realness resonates with many fans who appreciate the relatable content Stoopid Swagg OG brings to his music.
Don’t miss out on this compelling talent – check out “With All That” by Stoopid Swagg OG and visit his YouTube to follow his latest releases. Bump his tracks on Spotify and be sure to like and listen to our playlist to enrich your music journey.
5) DAX – Life
Immerse yourself in the landscape of US rap and alt-country, peopled by remarkable artists like Johnny Cash and Jay Z. You’ll discover a new beacon of talent, all the way from Wichita, United States – DAX. His single, “Life,” is a beautifully uplifting composition about parlaying life’s ups and downs into lessons of wisdom. In his own appreciative words, “Hope you enjoy and thank you for taking the time to listen. I appreciate any support.”
In the universe of male vocals, DAX’s prowess stands out, asserting a refreshing perspective into the classic sound. Acutely focused on aligning with the pop undertones of his music, DAX also seamlessly intertwines hip-hop elements, creating a pulse that resonates with commercial pop listeners. Undoubtedly, you will find relieving comfort in his easy listening offering.
Living true to the essence of independent artists shaping US-based culture, DAX has landed with an impression. Scatter your support for this remarkable maestro by checking out his music, visiting his website, following him on Spotify or liking and listening to our playlist. This rap and country hybrid is a must-have for everyone.