Trust Tate finds solace in “A Dream Deferred” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Trust Tate is on his grind and has dropped a slew of singles in the past few weeks. On his latest release titled “A Dream Deferred”, he goes into full introspective mode over a lush guitar-driven somber track as he reflects on the way the world is where good gets overtaken by evil. He dives into the topic from someone looking to find the silver lining and implores people who feel the same to not give in but find that inner peace. Trust Tate uses a blend of spoken word styled flow and melodic runs to pass his message across.

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Vocab Slick shares visuals for “What It Is” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

As Vocab Slick prepares for his long-awaited Language LP in October, he shares the stylish new video for “What It Is.” A lyric-dense cut that showcases Slick’s smooth flow and engaging lyrics over the bass-driven backdrop provided by producer Surebert.

The visuals are handled by Starski who makes use of solid performance shots of Vocab Slick as he talks his ish to the camera against moody lighting while BREEDSWORLD provides the necessary visual effects.

It’s a fitting setup for “What It Is,” primarily because the track itself does lean into the slightly darker side of the rapper’s mindset. With good reason, of course, because he’s clearly tired of all the BS, like other people trying to weigh him down with their unfounded opinions and criticisms. It’s just too bad for them that he’s too focused and well-equipped with lines like, “Truth is, I’m ruthless/ And known for overdoing anything I ever thought was worth pursuing/ Y’all foolish and clueless/ Prone to being stupid to ever think I’m nothing but superhuman, a mutant.”

Get “What It Is” on all DSPs here.

The Language LP is due out Oct. 29 on all major DSPs via DR Music, which will be supported with a West Coast tour that’ll kick off on Nov 03 through the 20th. Tour schedule to be announced shortly.


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SSY and ArtJay team up for “My Roots” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

South African producer SSY teams up with ArtJay for this soulful, feel-good jam titled “My Roots.” The track is built on summer-infused sounds with jazzy vibes and vivid lyricism. It was produced and engineered in Canada and recorded in South Africa.

The video was directed and shot by Brendon Blakeway who makes use of performance shots with smooth transitions.

Stream “My Roots” on all DSPs here.

SSY is a musician from South Africa. 1/3 of a collective known as The LGNDRY.

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Sick Steen takes us on a journey on his “Train Of Thought” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Vancouver emcee Sick Steen displays his verbal prowess on his new single “Train Of Thought” which sees him rapping for 3 minutes straight over a punchy vocal-sample-driven backdrop provided by producer Araz. The visuals shot by Lee Solo follows the rapper on Vancouver’s Sky train system reinforcing the title of the song itself.

Get “Train Of Thought” on Spotify.

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Deleteeglitch makes “Sun Turn 2 Ice” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Eclectic rapper Deleteeglitch shares the video for his song “Sun Turn 2 Ice” which showcases the rapper’s non-conformist style. He employs a laidback, lofi backdrop as his canvas and delivers a carefree performance ripe with off-kilter lyrics that keep listeners engaged from start to end. The visual is pretty zany and makes use of retro and psychedelic visual effects that seamlessly blend into each other.


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Curtis Coke shares visuals for “Gawd Willing” featuring BroGawd (prod by DJ Sight) [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Rochester rhyme-vet, Curtis Coke is back on his grind as he shares visuals for his DJ Sight-produced track titled “Gawd Willing” which also sees him working with fellow emcee BroGawd. Bolstered by the somber and reflective production courtesy of DJ Sight, Coke shares his journey of strive and the need to have the right motivation in order to succeed. BroGawd ties it all up with a melodic and introspective chorus adding an evocative element to the track.

The visual has a homely and warm vibe as well with its blend of performance shots that capture the rappers in their stomping grounds amongst other things. Cameos include the producer Kidd Called Quest (Young Black And Gifted).

With a decade-plus of recorded music to his belt, Curtis (who formerly went by the names Curt Laisi and L.I.) has had street classics bang out on radio in Rochester and Buffalo. He has also worked with such notable producers as Midnite (38 Spesh), DJ Sight, and Eto as well as collaborating with such artists as Lady Luck, Bobby Valentino, and 38 Spesh

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Bub Styles And Chubs Connect for the heavy “Slow-Mo Slaughter Fast” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Brooklyn natives Bub Styles And Chubs come through with a new single “Slow-Mo Slaughter Fast” as they prepare to drop their full-length collaborative project. The record is a pure lyrical assault on wax as both emcees hold back nothing and deliver the goods with their respective styles that range from gruff to smooth cadences. The production here has a cinematic and soulful vibe courtesy of producer Eitan Noyze aka Lord Jewish who also produced the entire project for the duo.

Bub Styles is a buzzing rap act that has four projects out and has worked with popular European indie labels, Tuff Kong Records, and Copenhagen Crates. Chubs have multiple releases with Eitan Noyze hence have a solid work history.

“Slow-Mo Slaughter Fast” is the lead single to the trio’s upcoming album Corner Store Carnivores.

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Nathan Charles and The Young Entertainer TK show us the true meaning of “Duality” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Nathan Charles teams up with The Young Entertainer TK for a new single titled “Duality.” It’s a conceptual track that shows how two individuals can seamlessly work with each other even if they are on different ends of the spectrum. The production here is quite engaging and flips the classic piano sample used on Nas‘ “Represent” into something cinematic and different from what you might expect.

Both rappers are presently working on a collaborative EP so we are on the lookout for that.

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Coherent wants to know “Who’s Gonna Stop Me” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Coherent reflects on his journey on his new song “Who’s Gonna Stop Me” which sees him working with producer Anno Domini who laces him with an ominous and cinematic backdrop. Coherent is in full form here and delivers an insightful and bravado-laced performance over the somber backdrop laid before him.


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Psych Major shares “Peace Bridge” featuring Jamal Gasol, Wyze Wonda, DNTE & Toneyboi 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

NYC emcee/producer Psych Major returns to the lab with his new single “Peace Bridge” which sees him teaming up with Jamal Gasol, Wyze Wonda, DNTE, and Toneyboi. The track is as gritty as they come and features pure lyricism from Gasol, Wonda, and Toneyboi as they each deliver vivid details of their respective endeavors over the snarling xylophone-driven beat by Psych Major. The track is named for the international gateway that links upstate NY to Canada and taps into the rapper’s respective stomping grounds. Gasol represents Niagara Falls, Toneyboi is a Buffalo, NY emcee while Wyze Wonda and DNTE are from Toronto.

“Peace Bridge” (available digitally now) is the first new music from NYC emcee/producer Psych Major in several years, who had previously released music with his partner Dagha (Edan) under the moniker Noise Is The Trigger and a few loosie’s with Reef The Lost Cauze.

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