Remington James is a popular Youtuber who has netted more than 365K subscribers (Remington James Fitness). For people who do not know yet his musical facet, I recommend that you listen to his amazing new album ‘Prototype VII’. Over the last four months, he felt inspired by the Hip-Hop genre he likes very much since he was a little kid. Certainly, it is remarkable to know he has written, mixed and recorded all the 17 tracks featured on this project. On a side note, he battled his inner demons (drug addiction, depression, and an overdose) while producing all these compelling beats, which left him with a new outlook on life. Personally, I truly believe music heals the soul, and perhaps here we have an emblematic case. Not to mention, it features thought-provoking lyrics and killer hooks. Indeed, he sounds like a veteran! Scroll down further to read my track-by-track review.
1 – Villain Art is so intimate, as well as this song which talks about a challenging period between the YouTuber and some of his subscribers who used to paint him as a “Villain”. He faced slamming criticism because he wanted a positive change in his life. As a result, the artist vents towards them and let us know he’s a new man.
2 – Catch My Breath It starts off spitting the catchy line “gimme a sec let me catch my breath”, plus a bunch of consistent drums. It feels like an empowerment anthem. Remington will infect you with his boost of confidence, joy, and celebration.
3 – Rockstar Money and fame are cliches within the Hip-Hop culture. However, the Ohio-born entertainer brings original verses to the table and a quickfire flow style. Absolutely, he is a “Rockstar”. In short, you are what you think, you are what you go for, and you are what you do!
4 – Immortal Surely, a shy person could even feel invincible while listening to this uplifting track. In my opinion, in order to become an immortal legend, we must live a life worth remembering.
5 – Run It Back Remington joined forces with his rapper colleague Zino, and together they spice up the whole composition with dynamic vocal runs.
6 – Bounce Make it bounce, make it bounce, make it bounce… If this doesn’t get your head bobbing to his rhythm, then you don’t have the ability to appreciate his ingenious wordplay as well.
7 – Man On The Moon The intro is filled with spooky and mysterious vibes. If I’m not mistaken, the song is about looking for escapism out of this planet.
8 – City Is Mine It also carries a dark melody as the previous one. Beyond that, in a defiant and brave tone, he makes it clear he’ll stay in his hometown. The darkness from his past and struggles may become noticeable.
9 – Get In Line Unlike the rest of the tracks on this album, it seems “Get In Line” is built around monotonous beats. Consequently, it feels a bit repetitive. However, I like his creative energy and the way he sticks to storytelling through it.
10 – Lvls Obviously, it represents the stage of making a move in your life. There’s nothing wrong about feeling proud about improvements.
11 – Hit My Line To sum up, he reveals a romantic drama with his girl, and most of you will feel identified with his honest songwriting.
12 – Look At You It begins with gorgeous acoustic guitar lines. You can tell it has a poppy approach rather than the urban essence of Hip-Hop. It’s different, and he sings so passionately like never before.
13 – Cash Out Another collaborative track with Zino, allowing listeners to enjoy again Remington’s Hip-Hop side. This is the right anthem for those of you who love spending and blowing money day and night.
14 – Wraith Once again he takes a dark direction but I really admire his profound lyrics. For instance, the line: “only love you when you’re dead and gone” commonly occurs in our society. With the feet on the ground, he’s been realistic and invite us to think reflect more deeply about life.
15 – PsychoPath There’s no doubt the frenetic sounds match so well with the highly explicit and aggressive nature of this tune.
16 – Make It A smooth/mellow composition, which is inspirational for those of you who are still going down the wrong path. Perhaps, it’s one of my favorite tracks because you can feel the good vibes all around. He isn’t afraid to express his feelings and his personal growth with us. Pretty admirable!
17 – Hero Finally, to close with a flourish, he comes to terms with everything he went through, so that we can learn never it’s too late to learn from our mistakes. My rating 5/5 ★★★★★
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Rising Talent D$AVAGE Makes A Splash With “Stone Cold” Remix
New Orleans-based rapper D$AVAGE is making waves with his fresh take on Dess Dior & Mariah The Scientist‘s hit single “Stone Cold.” The way he puts his own mark on this version will have you hooked.
But D$AVAGE is more than just a rising Hip-Hop talent, indeed, he’s also a young percussionist and a college dropout following his dreams. Despite his busy schedule, D$AVAGE has returned to his passion for music with the goal of making it his career.
It’s worth mentioning, the release date for his upcoming project ‘007: The Mixtape’ is currently TBA and the songs will be distributed by AWAL, a subsidiary of Sony Music.
“This specific remix is my take on the original song “Stone Cold” from a toxic masculine point of view mostly directed at the original artists Dess Dior & Mariah The Scientist.” — D$AVAGE
Besides his confident charisma, the up-and-coming virtuoso showcases a warm and rich tone with his youthful vocals. Positively, all this allows him to rap with such clarity and ease.
Without further ado, his exceptional flow, execution, and delivery revitalize the urban scene. And I would dare to say he also has a bright future ahead.
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INFJ Kenzo Attends OPERATION HOPE’s Global Forum
INFJ Kenzo fights for social justice through music and humanitarian work. Earlier this month, the music mogul and artistic director of OTAON x Streetwear attended the OPERATION HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, where leaders from various industries gathered to discuss strategies for closing the economic gap.
Kenzo committed himself to using his platform and influence to support underprivileged communities. Of course, this will be possible through charitable efforts and live shows.
On December 15th, Kenzo performed at Club Bahia in Anaheim, California. In addition to providing a festive holiday celebration and a lively Hip-Hop concert, he also took the opportunity to inspire and empower his fans while promoting equality for all.
Jamal Hansen, aka INFJ Kenzo, is mainly known as a rapper who uses his songs to inspire hope and drive change. Moreover, his captivating lyrics draw on his own life experiences and those of others.
On a side note, INFJ Kenzo has the vision to create jobs that benefit others. Seeing how he employs his art to make a favorable impact in his community is admirable.
Something wonderful that comes accompanied by a great sense of purpose.
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Louisiana-Based Rapper CamTTG Shares Video “Fight Fa Ya Life”
Hailing from Houma, Louisiana, rapper CamTTG shares a braggadocious single via Moonlight Entertainment. Unquestionably, “Fight Fa Ya Life” cements the American artist as a fiery newcomer to watch.
This infectious Hip-Hop release precedes “Run It Up” and “Perfect Perfection” which garnered thousands of streams on Spotify. With his distinct hot-blooded delivery and rapid-fire flow, CamTTG is starting to gain a lot of traction.
In the music video, he reveals himself as he really is, without fearing stigma or judgment. Well, for decades the urban genre empowers virtuosos to freely express themselves beyond the limits of censorship or cancellation, and that’s exactly what art is all about.
Best of all, his gangsta/hardcore attitude and explicit lyrics will leave everyone with their mouths wide open. Moreover, when he’s flaunting and thriving on those beats that get your head nodding, you quickly realize he’s serving up a terrific jam.
Certainly, he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Passion shines through his narrative ability to put words that rhyme together.
Not so long ago, CamTTG announced he’s dropping the visuals for “Run It Up” during the next weeks. Plus, his collaboration with 4pf artist Coldheartedsavage, “Perfect Perfection” is also starting to grab attention.
So please don’t forget to keep an eye on him below for more important updates.