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For this week's Music Monday, today's featured track is called "Trapped In My Head" by Canadian artist X-Plycit. The track definitely speaks on mental health and the dark feelings we might feel or experience during the lows of life. Overall, it's a very personal song with intricate rhyme flows. Sonically, it has a somber boom bap tempo, with a piano on the harmony, which allows the artist to flow differently through her story. I also believe it has some rock vibes. This track features Braeden V on the chorus, and his melody contrasts with the bars on the verses. "Trapped In My Head" is the first single off X-Plycit's upcoming album, Content. I think it's important for artists to be vulnerable like X-Plycit is in her music, in order to spread awareness to those who could learn or empathize from it. Check out her track below! It's also available on streaming along with more music by the artist.
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We are back in full effect, not that we ever left... I know I haven't been live on our Instagram page for almost 3 months nor have I blogged much, but I've been working on other projects. On top of that, the pandemic is still very real. However, ff you haven't heard already, our podcast just launched back in January, with 2 episodes already out now! Live-stream interviews will resume this month. Any artist interested in hopping on our Wednesday night live-stream, feel free to hit me up on Instagram (@OTDHipHop) or send me an email: email@example.com. As always, thank you for supporting this platform! Lots more content and projects on the way...
Kicking off Spring 2021, we got Mac Bone's brand new drop "What I Want." It's refreshing to vibe to Mac Bone's latest release, which features a laid-back classic vibe with cool and clever lyricism. The beat, rhymes, and flow all come together so effortlessly. This track is a quick lil' bop, somethin' to keep you company and chilled, during your quarantine work day or 420 smoke sessions. Mac Bone is always keepin' it real with his easy going rhymes; painting pictures of his daily life and personal growth. I dig the nostalgic energy on this track and video a lot!
Speaking of the video, this is a hella tight visual! Shout out Wayne Jones from YSFilmz on the clean and simple shots, featuring some dope effects. I feel like this video captures Mac Bone's style to da' max! I love how Mac stays real to his Hawaii beginnings, rocking the The HiLites Crew (THC) sweater and youthful swag. Big ups to Mac Bone doin' his thing in North Carolina! The overall project is super solid and I'm glad to feature it on the blog. Check out "What I Want" on Youtube and subscribe to Mac Bone's channel!
Welcome to another Track Tuesday segment here on OTDHipHop! Yesterday we featured 2 artists: AjGod and Toriyama, reppin’ Kurse Krew from Oakland, CA. We reviewed their latest joint album Krew Entertainment, and checked out their 2 newest videos for the singles “Water” and “Hunger Speech” from the album. Today we’re featuring them again, and showcasing their 2 videos even more.
Overall, I really dig both songs and visuals. First off, I dig the beat choice for “Water.” The ongoing “I do this shit like water” mantra is catchy, and gives off a vibe of confidence to the listener. This track and visual showcases Toriyama’s intricate but almost chill lyricism. He also pays homage to his crew, through different metaphors and flow. I also appreciate the cartoon edits on, which add a fun visual element to the HD video production. “Hunger Speech” is dope too, and actually features more of the crew and city. Props to the videographers for both videos! I look forward to more content coming from Kurse Krew and their individual artists. It’s also nice to see the collaboration at work!
Aloha OTDHipHop fam,
We're back with another one of our Track Tuesday segments. Today we're featuring a new song called "Positive Energy" by Edwin Miguel (@IAMED_CALLMEWIN). Overall I really dig the unique throwback vibe. The lyrics and delivery are very poetic, with a dope positive message. I think the flow could be a little bit tighter but other than that I really like the swag and vibe. I like that it's a live recording too.
IAMED_CALLMEWIN (aka Edwin Miguel) is an emcee, DJ, and videographer from Long Beach, CA.
He currently resides in Honolulu, HI and is making his way around the local scene, popping up often at open mics and other hip hop shows.
Follow Edwin on Instagram: @IAMED_CALLMEWIN and/or subscribe to his Youtube channel.
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Jehzan Exclusive is a hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. She founded OTDHipHop in 2015. For more, visit her website or social media.