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Believe it or not, the inquiries from artists to feature their content have been overwhelming! Shouts out everybody spreading the word about our platform, can you believe we’re 3 years old?! I still remember when I started OTDHipHop in college as a way to showcase some of my artist friends. Now artists are contacting ME for my opinion on their music. We’ve covered artists from Hawaii, around the U.S., Canada, Guam, & more! We also have a Spotify playlists, video interviews, and active social media accounts. Again, THANK YOU!
With that being said, it is my pleasure to introduce a very special artist for this week’s Track Tuesday (song review segment) - Ché (fka Detroit Che). Today I’ll be reviewing her latest single, “LEAF,” from her CHÉNGES EP.
I’ve listened to LEAF and watched the visual multiple times, and I’m a fan of both. Sonically, I like how the instruments build together to make the track; starting with the piano and the caribbean style drumming pattern. It pulls me in as a listener and makes me more receptive to listen when Ché’s verse comes on. I dig her voice on the track, moving in between singing and rapping smoothly; all while following a positive message of “if I change myself I change someone else.” The overall vibe of the song is also positive and real with a spacey, psychedelic undertone.
Visually, I think the song fits the music video very well. Directed by Ché herself, you can feel her genuinity and uniqueness. From the bright yellow to jackets, to the lake, to her locs, and the dancer, speaking to her culture in a subtle way. The drone shots are also hella sick!
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