Exclusive Artist Review: Silence & Tone Da Boss – “Tone Death” Collab LP

Hailing from the cityscapes of the Cedar Rapids, IA scene, rising rappers Silence and Tone Da Boss have been pioneering the Hip Hop realm since their inceptions into the market – both putting out an array of releases over the years that have put them on the map in several arenas of the Rap world and beyond. Now with both artists taking the helm on this latest release, Silence & Tone Da Boss’s collab record Tone Death proves that both standalone artists are also a force to be reckoned with.

Implementing an innovative and modern twist on an old school Hip Hop signature sound, this 10-track juggernaut showcases both rappers in a way that parallels their performance and production value effectively and dynamically. Both artists shine very bright lights on their best musicianship factors and essentially set the bar even higher for today’s more modern Hip Hop collaborations. Opening track and anchor single “Who Wants The Smoke” is a perfect example of this, setting the tone for the rest of the record in a way that reels you in from the very first listen. Tone Da Boss and Silence blast right into the chorus hook right out the gate, exchanging lines, hooks, verses and essentially tag team this number altogether. It’s a song with very high energy and feels like a solid punch in the gut with its in-your-face approach and charismatic sensibility. Tone Da Boss in his known fashion explodes into his verse bars with his knack for prestigious word precision and high energy execution – delivering an intense performance that touches on several elements of his originality and familiarity as an artist. Silence emerges into his bars and measures with a solid flow that diligently showcases his lyrical cleverness and vocal presence. He’s a perfect compliment to Tone Da Boss’s approach and it’s apparent throughout this record that both artists challenge each other as well as the tracks play out. But it’s not a competitive nature, it’s more along the lines of getting each artist to set the bar higher – and they do exactly that, quite well I might add.

Another notable number on this record is “Summertime (feat. EMDUBAI)”, a track that does justice to the title and adds additional layers of versatility when compared to some of the other tracks on this album. Featuring a melodic piano progression and dangerously catchy chorus hook, this more R&B-oriented number brings out refreshing angles for both rappers and implements a more ambient atmosphere. Silence especially showcases his ability to sing his own hooks, reminiscent to other artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and others in the game that do the same with or without the necessity of a feature artist. Regardless, this track’s chorus will relentlessly stick in your head. Tone Da Boss also brings out a different side of himself on this number, touching on a more hypnotic flow and textures with his use of syllables and word placement. You can tell he goes over the fine details very closely, something a lot of today’s modern rappers tend to lack in several areas. But precision is definitely this song’s most notable highlight, and will easily stand out as one of your favorites on this record.

One more highlight on this LP is “Mirror Mirror”, another single accompanied by an official music video with colorful production value. This clubbing track’s hypnotic beat is effectively raw and really leaves room for both rappers to throw down their verses in a way that serves up the heat without any distractions or post production tricks. The verses on this track are especially coherent and cleverly executed with its concept. It’s a club-goer’s anthem in every sense, bringing forth the vibes, aura and atmosphere of your favorite hotspot on a Friday night – but executed much more intelligently when it comes to the lyrical angle. If you’re looking for a track that goes hard with the bumps and grinds, then this is one you’ll never forget.

Tone Death is the perfect gateway record for discovering both rappers if you don’t already know who they are. Tone Da Boss & Silence are stand-alone rappers with their own impressive discographies and versatile vocal approaches that have been grinding in the scene for years. That’s why this collaboration is such a powerful one – it diligently proves that they can put a strong release together that not only brings out their best performances individually, but also spotlights their chemistry as a team effort as well. The rap game is full of modern collabs, but this is one that you honestly have to hear to believe. It delivers that modern feel while also implementing old school flavors that not only make it relevant, but nostalgic as well. This is a must-hear in every regard.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Dejhare – “Lovescape” EP

Emerging from the San Jose, California west coast scene, rising Dance-Pop artist Dejhare has been hitting the ground in the music world since 2018 and since that time has amassed an impressive buzz and presence since coming out the gate. Dejhare‘s musical vision is comprised of using her music to reach out to people on a very personal level, giving the listener a front row seat to her own life stories, trials and tribulations via musical form. And her most recent EP, Lovescape, is a clear demonstration of this.

Dejhare’s signature sound is very hypnotic, melodic and really captures her essence and aura through her instrumental structures and lyrical concepts. Lovescape, comprised of six well-crafted anthemic and atmospheric songs, does a very diligent deep dive into Dejhare’s overall vision that truly leaves you as the listener in complete awe of her craft both lyrically and vocally. Opening track “Light Up” delivers a perfect demonstration of this, serving up a signature modern style that is melodically visceral in its execution and innovative in its production value. This song showcases Dejhare’s mid-to-high vocal range very effectively and also shines a light on her ability to structure a lyrical concept that is not only relatable, but musically punctual as well.

Another highlight from this EP is “Under A Spell”, a hypnotic track with soothing landscapes of synth and melody that does perfect justice to the song title. This dream-like song explores the concept of challenges that come with a long distance relationship and also expresses the emotional devotion that takes place within it. Dejhare delivers sensual and soothing verses that build up to a very climactic chorus, giving the listener a rollercoaster of emotions as the song plays out to its cleverly faded outro. This one is definitely a personal favorite and truly captures some of Dejhare’s most notable elements as a vocalist and songwriter.

One last highlight on this EP is closing track “Going Solo”. A song that touches on the concept of moving on after a bad relationship and the emotional barriers that take place during the process. Once again, Dejhare’s vocal delivery is hypnotic and melodically visceral; paralleling perfectly with the uplifting tempo and synthy progressions. This is another track on the album that definitely has one of the most standout choruses. It not only gets completely stuck in your head, but really ties the whole EP together in a way that’ll entice you to do a deep dive into Dejhare’s career altogether. Every song on this EP is cleverly crafted and has been given the proper attention to detail it deserves. Dejhare’s vocal tracks are punctually perfected both lyrically and musically, serving up a strong delivery that showcases her abilities as an artist just about perfectly. If this is your first time hearing her, then Lovescape will make you an instant fan. The production value on this record parallels perfectly with the performance value, two key elements that are not only crucial, but game changing when it comes to today’s industry.

Lovescape is available now on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music and several other streaming platforms. You can also find Dejhare’s other releases off of her discography as well. This is an EP that will easily amaze her current fans and create new ones. Once you yourself take a listen, you’ll definitely be enticed to check into other parts of her catalogue and keep a close eye on her future releases as well. We can’t recommend this one highly enough.

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Exclusive Artist Interview: Masonx

Hailing from the northern west coast scene of Eugene, Oregon, rising multi-musician, artist and producer Masonx (derived from his birth name, Mason) has been on an insatiable industry incline since hitting the ground running in the market around 2020, so far proving that his multifaceted signature sound is not only a fresh one, but innovative as well – combining elements of several genres and styles to create something that is not only effective, but authentic and original. His experience as a musician and producer is very apparent and he really showcases multiple angles of his skill, spirit and writing style in every release – which is why we feel he deserves to be highlighted in this exclusive interview feature.

Specializing primarily in instrumental tracks, Masonx conjures up an Alt-Rock/Dreamwave oriented musical concoction and flavor with his utilization of guitar, bass, synth and drums for material that is all self produced, self performed and self written, respectively. He currently has two albums out and has a slew of material in the works that will be slated for release sometime in the near future. With his very active and determined mindset in the forefront, we decided to sit down with Masonx for an exclusive interview regarding the past, present and future.


How long have you been active under your artist name?

Officially online as Masonx for almost three years now!

What music scene/city do you currently represent?

I am currently living in Eugene Oregon and it is full of creative people, luckily i have a few collaborations in the works and finally getting out there as a producer.

The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career (if at all)?

The pandemic has been really chaotic youre absolutely right, tragic things have happened and that usually causes artists to create as a coping mechanism. I guess the same goes for me.

What are some of your music influences?

The main ones I can think of are Enigma, Thievery Corporation, Flying Lotus and so many more.

What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.

My first album ‘ Paradise Matrix ‘ is a concept album about the future of mankind, where technology is headed and a possible alien presence on this planet. The second album is more organic and less intense, ‘Sacred Gardens ‘ is the concept of finding solace during hard times, its more down to earth and calm.

If you could put together a dream show or tour, what bands/artists would be on the bill?

Good question! Probably a tour with Thievery Corporation and play some downtempo type tracks I’ve been working on! Someday I hope!

When is your next release coming out?

August 7th! This album is going to be awesome should be out on all major online outlets. Very excited to share what I’ve been working on.

What’s in store for you for the rest of 2022 and going into 2023? Give us the goods.

I have so many plans for this year and have so much music in store! An ambient album, a vaporwave album and a drum and bass type album. Also several collaborations with other talented musicians. Good things in store!


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•Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6EMJ1G8UO32O6d60Ze0ZqB?si=wyH2sQMwTuycjJJHCBrh9g

•Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinite_future/

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