Naya Ali , Benny Adam and White-B school us with the “G.O.A.T. Talk” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Montreal-raised Naya Ali is back in the field with a remix of her single “G.O.A.T. Talk” right after dropping her LP Godspeed: Baptism (Prelude).

The upbeat cinematic trap beat gets a new life as Naya recruits the talents of Quebecois emcees Benny Adam and White-B for an all-out, no holds barred verbal affair. Naya is brimming with confidence and leaves no stone unturned with her fiery melodic flow as she asserts herself effortlessly over the lush backdrop. Adam and White-B are not far behind as well and give listeners that rich Queb rap flavor they are known for.

The track is produced by Benny Adam. Get “G.O.A.T. Talk” on Soundcloud.

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Oddisee delivers the cure for the times, titled ‘Odd Cure’… 

By EricSoul Word Is Bond

If you haven’t noticed, this year has been a complete train wreck for all due to the breakout of the corona virus. The world as we’ve known it came to a screeching halt in all aspects, and we’re trying to figure out a way to navigate through this tumultuous time. It even feels weird that music is still being made throughout all of this. It’s a great thing, though, because it just shows how much more creative people can and will be in order for their art to get out to the world.

It’s been a little over three years since the legend Oddisee has dropped a studio album – last one being The Iceberg. But a lot has happened over the years with the PG County artist, as he stated on his instagram. This album was made during his time in quarantine.

Now that the ODD CURE is here, it’s a great breath of fresh air, as he revisits the current state of the world at hand and addressing some issues with beats that sounds like glimmers of hope for many. And for the insider, on the single ‘No Skips’ he wants to link back up to create music with former LOWBUDGET labelmate, Kev Brown.

Lowkey, I hope this comes to fruition.

Stream the album below.

Johnny Burgos uplifts the spirit on “Keep Us Down” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

“Keep Us Down” is the newest record from singer/producer Johnny Burgos who takes time to reflect on the current state of affairs in the US of A.

The self-produced record has a very organic and soulful texture with its lush guitars, laidback groove, and warm basslines. Burgos goes for a different style on this one and delivers his verses in a melodic rap style which actually added strength to the message being conveyed. As an artist, Burgos knows he has to reflect the times in his music but how to do it is another story entirely. The track doesn’t seem forced and truly showcases his versatility across the board. The topic is something that needed to be captured on wax and Burgos definitely adds his voice to the protest with this excellent addition.

“Keep Us Down” also features guitarist Keenan McRae and keyboardist DevaughnDay DayDenegall.

Get “Keep Us Down”  on all platforms here.


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VIDEO: Dragon Fli Empire share summer drenched visuals for “Overtime” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

The veteran duo Dragon Fli Empire returns with the visuals for the previously released single “Overtime,” which is the second single from the 2020’s Banff Avenue album.

Directed by Oliver Banyard, the visuals go for a calm summer-drenched aesthetic with the classic fisheye effects amongst other motifs to solidify the duo’s laidback style. It’s very nostalgic and harks back to the classic era of hip-hop which is not so common these days.

Get “Overtime” on Apple Music and Spotify below.

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Grey Oakes takes a retrospective look through his “Jetta” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Grey Oakes is an emerging singer/songwriter from North Carolina who grew up playing guitar hero and listening to John Mayer‘s records. A recent graduate who just returned to his home town with a fresh perspective and mindset puts his thoughts on wax with his new single “Jetta.”

The self-written and produced track is Oakes’s own way of coming to terms with the way things are since his return to his old neighborhood. The title is a reference to the brand of car he drove throughout high school and it evokes a lot of good and bad memories and for the most part, offers a sense of relief. in some ways. Over the lush guitar arrangement and smooth grooves, Oakes takes us down memory lane and how things have changed. quite a lot.

If you are feeling ultra nostalgic, this is the track for you.

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J Doze is prepared for the “End of The World” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

J Doze  comes through with an uplifting message on his new track titled “End of The World.” While the title may sound a bit gloomy, his perspective is that since death is certain, we might as well make the best out of it and go out on a grand note.

Backed by an upbeat booming trap backdrop, J Doze offers his own opinion on the way things are going in the world and he feels, there is no need in dwelling on things that you can’t control but rather focus on the things you can.

In his own words “… Whether that’s finding more enjoyment in the simple things or stockpiling that gun collection…” this should be your soundtrack right before it all comes to a screeching halt.

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PelhamBx brings the heat with new album 'Bronck's Land' 

PelhamBx, an artist from The Bronx, New York, is back to give us his notorious gritty old school hip-hop vibes on his new album Bronck's Land.    Taking full advantage of the birthplace of hip-hop being The Bronx, PelhamBx has taken pride in introducing his borough throughout all his years of rapping. In 2015, he released an […]

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