Given the turbulence of the current political climate, the past few years have witnessed a resurgence in socially conscious hip-hop, with Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and Common all releasing notably politically engaged albums. ‘Run!’ is clearly a segment of such a lineage, in its both oblique and explicit evocations of contemporary American politics. The […]Read More ‘Run!’ by Tony Banks: An in-depth review
As a former chart topper on Zone radio’s top 40 charts and having his track played on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing mixtape, crossover artist Jake Aldridge is back with ‘Fireman’, an infectiously-hooked track that combines elements of pop with rap and R&B too. The track opens with the luscious vocals of Lisa Ambrose who contributes […]Read More Rap meets R&B meets pop in Jake Aldridge’s ‘Fireman’
Lively is a rapper who has entered the hip hop arena in the most proficient way being able to collaborate with some big names in the industry at this point of his career. Taking his father’s second cancer diagnosis in 2012 as a wake-up call the rapper has decided to truly devote himself to his […]Read More Rapper Lively to reinvent rules of Hip Hop
Scrilla releases new single ‘Turn Me Up’ out July 14th Album, Bangers N Cash, to follow later this summer Upcoming urban rapper, Scrilla, is releasing a new album under his own record label Scrills Monetary Records. Having been described as a “fantastic artist who is abstract in creativity” by Tom Simkins (BBC Introducing), it is […]Read More Scrilla releases new Single!
Could Giovanni ‘Gio’ Agosta, a regular 19 year old from a remote farm on the other side of the world, be the next big thing in Hip-Hop? After listening to his songs, the answer is most definitely yes. With his vibrant yet versatile style, Gio showcases his extremely talented ability to be able to play […]Read More Australian Hip-Hop Artist makes UK Debut!
If there’s one thing we love here at Hear Me Raw, it’s a talented act who make the decision to release independent material through their own imprint. With the proliferation of web based outlets now, opportunities are rife to release and promote new releases for independent musicians. What helps, in this case, is that the […]Read More REVIEW: Too Many Ts – ‘The TP’ EP – May 13th – Drop Cat Records –