Artist Review: Untitled Art – “Philly To Long Branch Part 2” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Energetic, fast, relentless, and a blast of versatility in the EDM wave. 

I’ve never really heard anything like this. Untitled Art brings us a fast-paced and heavy presence with their powerful, grungy take on EDM with their single “Philly To Long Branch Part 2”, presenting some of the most impressive vocal executions that could be displayed with this type of in-your-face energy. 

It’s melodic, versatile, unforgettable to the ear, and absolutely original. It starts out completely eye-brow raising and continues to get more insatiably dynamic, innovative, loud, and action-movie worthy. 

The vocal ranges and overall mix is one of the best parts that brings out the mastered craft and artistic merit with this single, and it never outdoes itself in any way. The structures continue to stay loud, but melodic. Its formula is very fresh, but you can still hear many of yesterday and today’s musical influences that give this song extremely high likability factors. It’s definitely a song you’ll come back to time and time again, especially if you’re looking to blast something raw and original to your friends or music lovers looking for new food for the ear.

This is a brilliant single, and it definitely entices you to research more into what Untitled Art has available in their past catalogue, and future collectively. Chances are, you won’t be disappointed in the least.

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Artist Album Review: C.H.A.D. The Change – “The Red Pill” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Versatile, political, relentless, and emotional, this Hip Hop full-length with R&B elements that combines a diversified chemistry from yesterday and today’s Rap styles is a very memorable collection of tracks that surrounds a theme of economic and social struggles.

Award-Winning Hip Hop Pioneer and Activist C.H.A.D. The Change‘s The Red Pill LP emphasizes on a lot of issues, personal and universal problems that are endured every day by an aghast society, along with production value and versatility that showcases the many powerful messages this album has to offer in the most effective ways possible.

With a handful of elite feature artists making appearances on several tracks to supply some ear-catchy verses, hooks, and everything in between, The Red Pill is definitely a rollercoaster of raw emotions and important messages all put together to bring an overall picture to the forefront. And one of the things I loved about this album is how each track had something different to offer up in its overall execution. It isn’t repetitive, but at the same time doesn’t stray from its path.

“Negative Energy” definitely caught my ear with its hooky chorus, and 90’s influenced beat that showcases this song’s lyrical content beautifully. C.H.A.D.‘s mid-ranged voice has mainstream quality and definitely has that quality in a way that makes you feel that he was destined to Rap. Ontop of his vocal quality, his witty and clever rhyming structures add to his seemingly endless amount of likability factors. And brings with him a signature sound that is true breath of fresh air.

“Change The World” is another song that caught my ear with its charismatic hook and dynamically uplifting vibe. It’s another track that shows many defining factors to C.H.A.D.‘s versatility as well as ability. Especially if you’re a fan of Rappers that can sing some of their own hooks. But overall, this track is an absolute gem and follows the formula this LP ties together.

Best part about The Red Pill is you won’t hear the same thing twice. Each track, though casting light on specific concepts, offers up something new and lovable on every song. To me, this is an album of Anthems. Songs that could stand on their own with a powerful foreground, or blend in with a collection of other Anthems that stir up into a chemistry explosion of something amazing altogether. And that’s what this LP really shines on. The fact that this is an LP that really took its time to make sure every track was on point. That way you won’t have one song to skip over. You’ll love every track The Red Pill has to offer.

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Artist Review: Never Yield Business – “Survive The Struggle” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


Intelligently smashing through preconceived notions of what a modern Hip Hop song brings truly comes from the hearts and souls from any Hip Hop unity like N.Y.B. and is very scarce in this day and age. So when we heard this track, it was quite a treat.

This song and artist collectively is definitely to be commended and recognized for the scarcity of what today’s mainstream society lacks the most–compassion in times of need with an exploitation-free environment and being part of the solution to a very big problem.

Hip Hop Pioneers Never Yield Business emphasize on this not only in their clever and witty single “Survive The Struggle”, but as the people themselves–acting on behalf of their musical content and putting the perfect parallels in between who they are when it comes to helping others (in this case, Hurricane Harvey) and the rhythmic flow and driven lyrical messages as well as fantastic production value that conveys a Universal message that is very powerful and cannot be mistaken for anything but authentic and real.

The song’s beat goes perfectly with the story-telling method that’s being utilized in a multifaceted and well thought out way; it shines on the content very effectively, has something that almost everybody can identify with, and has the actual basis of the content being demonstrated for who they are, by helping those survive the struggle.

N.Y.B.‘s wit that transpires throughout the entire song’s execution makes this track very hooky, well assembled, and crafted to its core. We’re very honored to write a review for this song not just for its quality, but for its positivity and encouragement to take action. This is one powerful song that will leave you awaiting what tricks N.Y.B. has up the sleeves. If they were set out to make an impression, “Survive The Struggle” did exactly just that. 

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Artist Review: Marcus Christ – “Hate On Me” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Straight outta Compton, and a possible extended family member of Jesus himself, Marcus Christ brings forth a witty and smooth track with his single “Hate On Me”.

But regardless of the title, we aren’t gonna hate on him at all. This new-generation Rapper has a very charismatic groove with his dynamic lyrical content and authentic style, with one of the catchiest beats to assist the song’s overall execution.

This single and the album it’s comprised from called Prince of the Universe showcases many defining factors and versatility that Christ brings to the table. It has its twist and turns, traditional production value, and really delivers the content lyrically and musically in a way that sticks with you. It’s the type of catchiness that keeps you coming back.

Marcus Christ has a lot of character behind his rhymes, and also has built an insatiable fan base over the years that’s brought him positive reception and critical acclaim from his growing fan base, scene recognition, and Press collectively. Best of all, he’s an artist that did the legwork necessary to take himself to the next level and new heights — which is rare in this day and age. So I’m more than confident that there will be plenty of future prospects for Christ, especially if he keeps himself active; which seems to be the case.

Marcus Christ is a great role model for Hip Hop altogether in my opinion. Where music is the priority as opposed to publicity stunts, overwhelming amounts of bling, and the pretentious side that the genre often distracts listeners with. You’ll love the authenticity that Christ carries with him as an elite Rapper. He’s worth every minute of your time.


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Artist Review: Jimmie Smith – “Forty Three” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


A spiritual soothing of the soul with the ability to sway your hips at the same time.

That’s one of the things that came to mind with Florida-based R&B/Pop artist Jimmie Smith‘s single “Forty Three”. A groovy R&B song that immediately showcases a feel-good nature from the components of the initial beat and vocal melodies that really display the defining factors of this track altogether. Every melody fits perfectly with the song’s key signature and leaves plenty of room for Smith to bring his vocal talent’s impressive range to the forefront, which gives this song high likability factors.

Though Smith presents himself with his own signature sound, you can hear influences ranging from industry powerhouse artists such as: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Major Lazer, Bryson Tiller, and more.

Jimmie Smith is an extremely gifted artist pushing the envelope of possibilities through distinct musical innovation. He possesses a hybrid approach to his music that remains authentic to his overall vision of a self-motivated prodigy navigating through the epitomes of the ever-changing music industry. And that’s a crucial factor among today’s artists. Because Smith is an artist that seems to understand that paying your dues and getting hands-on with the industry is very significant, and I believe that fact alone puts the up & coming artist ahead of the game, as opposed to a lot of artists these days that believe fame is an overnight endeavor (AKA “Tunnel Vision”).

“Forty Three” is a soul-soother and hip-mover all rolled up in one rhythmic package with all the right components; melody, harmony, authenticity, and god-given talent that isn’t covered up or altered by post-production theatrics. It’s the perfect song to listen to if discovering Jimmie Smith for the first time, and it’s also a breath of fresh air that a song like this isn’t drowned in auto-tune or any kind of genre-bending. It’s a brilliant song utilizing elements of R&B, Soul, Vibe, and Hip Hop ingredients, making “Forty Three” a Number One favorite!

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Artist Review: Savage 100 – “Why So Savage?” Mixtape

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Versatility, tranquility, and an indescribable ambience is something you’ll hear on Savage 100‘s mixtape Why So Savage?

Each song offers up something different, yet their formula and group-effort approach keeps very good consistency. Their opening track “Did It All” is a perfect example of the ambience. First off, a female rapper that can sing her own hooks is definitely a treat, and Angel Alei really brings this song to life. Her flow is very witty, her content is clever, and she shows a lot of backbone behind the track’s initial beat.

Next track, “2Nite”, with Shon P also brings forth a great edge to the same formula. And it’s another track that shows the differentiation between Savage 100 and some other run-of-the-mill Hip Hop group. Very clever lyrics, and a flow that takes you up stream. This is a great follow-up to its predecessor.

 My personal favorite, “Bounce”, is definitely the highlight of the mixtape. This is by no means an original concept, but the lyrics are mesmerizing. This concept has never been executed quite this way. Cause, truth be told, I went into it with the “oh great, another booty song”, but after giving this a listen, I was caught off guard with how this track’s story-telling method completely sold me on this song immediately. This is one of those songs where it’s not always what you write about, but how you write it. As well as present it. And turns out, this one just happens to be my favorite.

Now “New Me Who This” and “M.C.G.T.” are definitely the bangers of the mixtape. They are two great songs to conclude this release, and parallel each other beautifully. These tracks, along with the others before them, are all tied perfectly together with a chemistry that gives this entire record high likability factors. All three members, Shon P, Angel Alei, and Coda are very well displayed and shine very bright on this mixtape, and I’m absolutely eager to hear more from this group. This is definitely something more easy on the ears, rather than noisy and over-the-top. I love Savage 100‘s signature sound, it’s definitely something new. Take a listen to this record for yourself and enjoy what each song offers. There’s definitely something on here for any kind of Hip Hop fan, no matter what breed of the genre they praise.

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Artist Review: NoE – “Outlet” Official Music Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


A knack for the cinematic and a master of flow, we get an ideal track and modern-stylized music video from NoE‘s most recent banger “Outlet”.

Right from the start, the video is definitely giving you the action, drama, and suspense. The song gives off that intro that something’s about to go down. And most impressively, you don’t need a 20,000$ set design to make something effective on camera. So I have to give major props to the video’s production value for giving us that edge-of-your-seat feeling.

“Outlet” is another crucial example of today’s line that is drawn between indie and mainstream markets. While the song has a commercially acceptable quality to it, the presentation still feels (and looks) natural and something that isn’t forced. It has a natural flow to the performance value behind the camera and inside the vocal booth.

The video gives us an Aronofski, Tarantino, and perhaps modern day Kubrick feel. Something where the editing gives us the most impact. Where sometimes it’s not what you shoot, it’s how you shoot it. And that’s one of the major centerpieces to both this song and video as it parallels each other perfectly.

NoE‘s mid-ranged vocal tones give off the perfect approach for this track and make it most effective. It’s definitely a banger for the Sony Xplodes and a spin track for your club hotspot. Either way you look at it, this song rides the express line in between commercial success, but still thriving at being a hard working indie artist ready to take the bull by the horns himself and make a career with his music without selling his soul to the industry. And no matter where you see this song going, you’re gonna love it no matter what. And that’s what truly matters.

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