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Psycho Ward Records Makes Florida Pop

Psycho Ward Records ReviewPsycho Ward Records is a hip hop label chalked full of talented MCs. Sitting pretty down in Florida for almost 10 years, Psycho Ward Records is ready for you to get to know their plethora of artists. Jay Knuckles “From Anotha Planet” is basically him telling his origin story and spitting about what he’s about and what he’s going to do with his time. Campset Slim’s “Block Ballin” has a less intimidating overall sound on the surface, but listening closely to the lyrics, you’ll find it as hard and street as what’s coming from Jay Knuckles. Speaking of, he teams up with Mercy for “Moove.” That extra “o” is so that you pay attention and do what it says. Then you have Dellion featuring Pay Pay Da Cashier on “All My Life,” which is not a remix of the KCi and JoJo hit. It’s more like a Lil Wayne track with a good beat. Psycho Ward Records offer up Champ2peezy on “Yo Cat Daddy.” This one’s more laid back than the others in the way that it’s not about the streets, but more about being in the club atmosphere. If you’re into music that covers all walks of the hip hop style, check out what’s happening with Psycho Ward Records. (http://www.reverbnation.com/psychowardrecords)

UncImo: Age Don’t Mean A Thing

UncImo-reviewUncImo isn’t your typical rapper and he doesn’t fit the average age, but his music is on par with the young cats in the game right now. “Bad Knee” proves that age is never an issue when it comes to being a badass in the rap game. Even when you’re 60 and your parts aren’t working as well, you can still produce music that stands tall. UncImo has the type of voice that you don’t ignore. His range is on the low side and it invites you in and demands attention on songs like “Deep In The Game.” Then you have songs like “Bust It Up” featuring Suave Bob that remind you what Lil Wayne and Co. might sound like in fifteen or twenty years; still over the top and bringing it. The energy in this track is untouchable. If you ever thought you were too old to do what you love, you’re living life wrong. You could stand to learn a lesson from UncImo. You wouldn’t know his age if you heard a piece of his music, so you can’t rule him out for that. If you’re a fan of true hip hip, do yourself a favor and check UncImo out. (http://www.reverbnation.com/uncimo)

That Boi Hot Proves His Name Right

that-boi-hot-reviewThat Boi Hot is an MC who has heart, but also has a lot of power to keep it beating. “Gourmet” is about feasting on the selection of women as if they’re spread out like a buffet. The song sounded like things were layered on one another in a confusing pattern. After that song, I wasn’t expecting what came with “Fallen Rose.” It was as heartfelt as hip hop can get. It’s one of those songs that you listen to a few times to catch every line and emotion. That sensitive break comes to an end as “Walk Around” starts to play. This track walks in with a lot of attitude and a lot of oomph to back it up. The lyrics are easy to learn, but it’s the music that keeps you from walking right past this one. The pace is picked up with “I Got That” and this one may be the best you get from That Boi Hot. It’s hyper active and never has a bad moment throughout. I’m not sure what “That Pink” is about, but I do know that it’ll be stuck in my head the rest of the day. Warning, if you’re not the type who’s into humming a song all day, listen to this one with caution. If you’re into rap that’s all about keeping an audience hyped, check out That Boi Hot. (http://www.reverbnation.com/thatboihot)

K-Loe Creates The Story

k-loe-reviewK-Loe is not only a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia but a true storyteller. The music video for “Boston George” plays like a movie with a plot line set forth at the beginning and a storyline. That peaks your interest the whole time while the music plays as a fitting soundtrack. The song has a hard beat that follows a great story, but paired with such an involved video — it takes more than a few listens to catch everything in the song and the video. Take a part of your day to check out and take in K-Loe’s “Boston George.” (http://www.itsmyurls.com/KLOE)

Da Natural Beast’s Layered Look

da-natural-beast-reviewDa Natural Beast is a former Army man who does what he can to bring a layered effect to the world of hip hop. “Hope It” sounds like one of those songs that accompanies a video that’s done very raw and showcases a real take on life. That seems to be the way all his music plays out. It’s got that street documentary feel, especially in “The Mineral.” Da Natural Beast knows how to play up the upbeat tracks though with songs like “The Confidon” and “Down on Lynch Street.” Something a little different comes from “This Is My Attack” though. The pace is kind of somewhere in between the hyper beats and the laid back street feel we talked about first. If you’re into MCs who are dynamic, check out Da Natural Beast. (http://www.reverbnation.com/DaNaturalBeast)

T Villa Makes the Motor City Pop

t-villa-reviewT Villa has a lot to offer when you visit his Soundcloud page. There are a lot of tracks to choose from, but the following are the ones that stood a little taller next to the rest. Right out the gate “Callin Me” showcases what T Villa is working with; precision and great lyricism. He shares the stage with Biz on “Those Days” for this slow jam that has a R&B twist. That seems to be his secret weapon, tagging on the sweet sounds of R&B. He goes hard though on songs like “All The Time” though, so don’t assume he relies heavily on one genre or the other — it’s a good mix throughout. The same goes for “Heavy Made” as well. T Villa reps his hometown and makes it proud from start to finish with “Detroit Made” featuring Stretch Money. If you’re into young MCs who sound like they’ve been at it for years, check out Detroit’s T Villa. (https://soundcloud.com/tvilla-1)

Madi Gra Gets In Your Face

mardi-gra-reviewMadi Gra is an MC who likes to keep the pace while being in your face. “T-Shirt” featuring BackYardBand, Miss Titi & Brave interweaves a lot of artists into one song that sounds professional and stands high thanks to a feminine hook. With Uno by his side on “Raw” Madi Gra keeps things going on a high note with the well, raw energy. When you see the name “OJ” you tense up because your mind goes to that one guy in the white car in that high speed chase, but then you can relax because this song makes you forget any taboos that come with those initials. “Load Em Up” featuring Garvey and Big G plays into what you love about certain hip hop; that idea of flashy lifestyles. Phat Rabbit and Dave Mo help out Madi on “She A Freak.” This one goes out to all the girls out there who might fall under that label. It almost sounds like Lil Mama is on this track. “Ima Crank” is a party anthem song for sure. The repetition allows for you to get lost in the beat instead of the lyrics and it goes hard. If you’re into hip hop that’s about a good time, but plays a little rough, check out Madi Gra. (http://www.madigra100.com/)

Cain Onetwoone Plays It Smooth

Cain-Onetwoone-reviewCain Onetwoone is a MC who can be hard as ice, but smooth as butter. “Sh!t Freestyle” featuring D-Mac starts out sort of futuristic until the lyricist drops in with intimidation. That feeling fades when you get to “Slow” featuring some help from Mi’Ahni. It’s much easier on the ears and flows like a radio hit. It’s fast and fun, and has a good hook to it. Woo Child hops on “All Gone” for a good, wild time that results in what could be likened to a summer anthem. Woo also sits well with Cain Onetwoone and Young Haze on “I Got It.” It keeps energies high as the fast delivery comes through loud and clear. You may want to end up Cain Onetwoone’s girl when you hear “Go 2 Girl.” He goes from the street to the romance section in the now defunct Blockbuster. Then there’s “Go To Work.” That’s a statement maybe two people in the world want to hear, but it’s a song way more would want to hear on a daily basis. If you’re into MCs who bring it, check out Cain Onetwoone. (https://soundcloud.com/cain-onetwoone)

S.Jonzy Remixes The Hits

S.Jonzy-reviewS.Jonzy is a MC who takes the Top 40 and does it his way. S.Jonzy finds time to put his twist on hits like “All Falls Down” made popular by Kim Kardashian’s fiancé aka Kanye West. When it starts, it’s unrecognizable and then you can hear S.Jonzy come in with his verses. West’s parts are eliminated and just the hook is in use. Then there’s another one, this one by West’s good pal Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. Yes, S.Jonzy took on one of the biggest hits of 2013, “Suit & Tie.” He makes it a bit more street than the duo did with more rhymes. When it came time to remix Wiz Khalifa, he did well with “The Race.” He made it a pleasurable experience. It’s clear that S.Jonzy is a skilled MC who can take on the hits with ease. He has a song from “A Goofy Movie” on his Soundcloud page and 90s minds are waiting for it to be remixed. So heads up S.Jonzy, we’re all waiting for that one anxiously. If you like rappers who can take what you love and make you love it even more, check out S.Jonzy. (https://soundcloud.com/sdotjonzy)