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Music Review: Wasted by Eyenine | Hip Hop Song | Stream free | YouTube | Apple Music


24-11-2019 20:18 GMT

Music Reviews (November 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
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Hip Hop

Hold your head

If listening to music is your favourite pastime then the last thing you want to do is hear the same song over and over again by different artists who all sound alike in one way or the other yet somehow pride themselves on being different. Sure there are still artists that really stand out and really take their time to make meaningful records like Kendrick Lamar and a few others but the choices seem to be getting more limited with every new release. Versatility is one of the main qualities that was key if a rapper wanted to make it into the mainstream back in the day and still is today. In fact it is key for every genre. But it doesn’t mean just making songs song with artists and bands in any genre all willy-nilly for a little bit of radio airplay or commercial success, it means being able to rap about a broad range of subject matters in different contexts with different performance styles so that crossing over could happen naturally, not just because your A&R has good connections. While rap music started out as a fun, edgy genre back in the ‘70s/‘80s when songs like “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang were released, hip hop quickly took the style of vocal performance in a different direction and almost completely eliminated that fun, funky stuff. When hip hop was growing up, still fighting to get played on the radio and get sold in mainstream record stores, most hip hop was about hard times, killings, being a gangster, hustling, pimping, drugs and police but over the years we started to see other subject matters coming into the picture and the genre becoming more mainstream. But all that versatility seems to have disappeared once again and there now seems to be a new unspoken rule somewhere in new-school hip hop’s books that makes lyrics about big booty hoes, eating pussy, getting shot and going to jail; having a 100 tats; and every letter of the alphabet spelled out in diamonds on your teeth so you don't need to say a Damn thing; the top requirements for a writing a hit song and becoming a rap star. To cut a long story short, it’s getting boring, at least not unless you are a 13 year old boy who still has full size posters of Cardi B and Iggy Azalea under the bed with the mouth and other relevant holes cut out for when you are not out and about or in school trying to put you index finger to good use till it smells really exciting.

But enough about the current state of hip hop, it’s probably just a phase that will even itself out over time - hopefully not too long. In the meantime, here’s a masterfully written and exquisitely produced independent hip hop record by New Hampshire, US underground artist, Eyenine. Prepare to have your mind boggled with deep metaphors and sick flows like the ones you’ve either never heard before or miss so dearly. It sits in track position number 1 of his critically acclaimed debut album, “Insomnia Sessions” which is still trending in the world of underground hip hop several years since its release, and which set the tone for the illustrious independent music career he is enjoying today.


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