Aloha OTDHipHop fam! As always, we’re back with consistent hip hop ON THE DAILY.
I got a special Hawaii spotlight for yall today - Hilo boys Jay Kuro and Killa B-rex.
You might remember them from last year’s Creative Hustle Tour segment.
Today I’ll be reviewing YouknowKuro’s newest track “Pesos.”
First off the beat is hella vibey, a trap and R&B sound with a cool piano melody.
Props on production! I really dig YouKnowKuro’s voice and flow on this; his raps sound more confident and smooth as we’ve followed his music development. The hook is also catchy, something I can vibe to on some solo shit or with friends. Lyrically, he illustrates his daily life with his own personal and Hawaiian finesse. I like that he mentions the homestead, and other Hawaii/Big Island lifestyle mentions like that. The song is pretty positive too, talking about staying focused, working hard, and forgetting the haters. Shouts out Killa B-rex and Young Nav for their features on this track too!
Make sure yall take a listen and support YouKnowKuro and the rest of his FTH crew!
Yo! Welcome back to another brand new week on OTDHipHop. Shouts out to all of our artists and supporters. Please remember to follow us on ALL of our social media handles. This week’s #TrackTuesday features “California (Prod. Ian Hanks)” by Ca$anovaOnTheMic, a female artist from Guam. Check out our song review below:
“California” is definitely a quality track. Personally, I’m not always a big fan of the pulsing techno sound but I dig the EDM vibe of the track. Props to Ian Hanks on production! The guitar intro is really dope. What I like best is Ca$anova’s diversity as an artist; although she sings for most of “California,” she showcases her own flavor as an emcee on the rap verse. Overall, the vocals are smooth and easy to listen to. In my opinion, “California” gives me a Justin-Bieber’s-Beauty-and-a-Beat and Katy-Perry’s-California Girls vibes but with a rap twist. I’ve been following Ca$anova for a few years now and it’s great to hear her sound develop.
Sup OTDHipHop!! As always, we send ALOHA to all of our artists and supporters!
This week’s #TrackTuesday features “Oh Shit,” by rapper Sleek Neek.
Check out our song review below:
Off top, I really dig the beat. Production has a grimy rhythmic sound, with the hard bass to match Sleek Neek’s vocals. I like his flow and beat choice, I think his content and lyrics match the beat and vibe of the track. I like the grittiness and gangster sound, definitely something I can work out to. Lyrically, he shares stories about his own struggle, fake friends, and other topics. The hook is catchy too. I think a clean visual to go along with this track would be dope. I would like to hear Sleek Neek on some different flows and cadences but overall I dig this “Oh Shit” track.
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