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Music Review: Island Savage by Coolidge | Hip Hop Album | Stream free | Spotify | Apple Music


03-12-2019 02:36 GMT

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Music by indie artist, Coolidge on Spotify | Apple Music

"Island Savage"
Hip Hop

God's work

If you are into real hip hop music then there’s no doubt you’ve always got your eyes and ears peeled wider than a rapper with diamond teeth at bedtime. Hip hop has that uncanny ability to light a fire in a listener’s soul and make them feel like they can do anything – whether or not they’ve been smoking weed. It’s one of those genres you can always turn to during hard times, when you are determined not to take it lying down. It’s one of those genres that’ll not only motivate you to get up off your ass and stop complaining but will go that extra step further and smack you upside your head to get you moving. But sadly real hip hop nowadays seems to be having too much fun in the clubs and spending more time in front of the mirror than James Brown. Rappers seem to be spending too much time stroking their egos to even give a damn about what’s going on in the world, not to mention create music to inspire and motivate their very own fans. When was the last time you heard a song like “Keep Your Head Up”? Or “No Woman No Cry”? Or any rap record that made you feel like everything was going to be alright when you needed to feel like so the most? But it’s not just rappers, many genres are failing to address social and political issues nowadays like the case was even only a few years back, so we can’t only point the finger at hip hop in that aspect. Nevertheless, there are still artists out there who never fail to address their local culture and traditions, world issues and everyday struggles in their music, and take listeners on an adventurous ride of discovery, enlightenment and hope. Hailing from Mississippi, USA, Drevo Coolidge is one of such artists. He has made a name for himself locally and regionally owing to the fact that when he writes a song, and performs it, it’s got Mississippi written all over it and a very broad perspective of the world as a whole. “Island Savage” his latest album was released on the 1st of November. If you haven’t listened to real hip hop in a long time then this album is probably not for you. It’s an 11 track masterpiece that will light a fire in your soul and make you feel like your whole life has been a dream up until this point. Underground music has come a long way since back in the day when underground usually also meant under-produced. Underground hip hop had all the lyrics and beats fans craved but not the crisp sound that gave it a chance to make it onto the charts, enjoy widespread commercial success or win awards. But not only that, it was raw and unhinged, and as the old saying goes – too hard for MTV, although that’s not a problem anymore nowadays when you can say anything on a record and radio will still play it. Coolidge’s new album is one of those landmark albums that is guaranteed to pave the way for underground hip hop artists everywhere. Yes, it’s raw and unhinged but it’s exquisitely produced, fresh and packed with so many hit singles it could pass for a greatest hits album. It features “Faygo” and “Decimals”, two of the biggest hits in his career, which were released this year. This is not one of those albums you just throw on and let it play away in the background while you do other stuff – it’s one of those you can’t miss a second of, and you shouldn't.


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