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An artist with a large catalogue of music gives a lot to choose from when reviewing their music. It is like navigating a museum of inspiration; the love songs, the heartbreaks, the joy, the turn-up, and the come down; all elements of a multifaceted artist. Parry Tunes has a great selection of music to choose from. While his most recent single, "Go Parry" is fun and entertaining, the song that leapt out was "Lovely." Invited by a beautiful piano harmony, "Lovely" gives a great blueprint of the kind of artist Parry Tunes is; he is melodic and thoughtful in this song. There is a distinct influence from Future in this song, but Parry Tunes promises that this song will be lovely.


Bop: Immediately, you are greeted by a beautiful piano harmony that pulls at your heartstrings. It is a somber melody that is accompanied by a funky snare and Parry Tunes' kind vocals. He holds his voice in a gentle way that holds space for the synth and trap production. This is absolutely a bop; especially if you're into Trap'n'B type music.


Airpods Quality: The production of this song is very solid. The keys are incredibly inviting to your ears, and how the beat swings from left to right; "Lovely" is delight to listen to. Parry Tunes' vocals do not overpower the song, they work in pretty perfect synchronicity. This is a song you can add to any playlist. It reminds me of something Gunna or Lil Baby would hop on.

Knock Value: This is a really dope ass song. It has a decent amount of knock value but the keys and the strings are so addicting, it also feels like a chill beach vibe. Parry Tunes has a wide range of music that will have your car knockin throughout the streets. Songs like "Go Parry," "Flexinn," or "Yao Ming" will put you in your zone with heavy 808s and pseudo-dark lyrics. But "Lovely" is a different kind of vibe. The knock value is well built into the song. It won't have your speakers THUMPIN, but it will put you in the mood if you're into Lil Durk or, as mentioned earlier, Future.


Misogyny Meter: This is a party song, so it's for everybody. It is beautiful and melodic, but encouraging and fun. The essence of rap is not lost in the melody; it is amplified by the lyrics. Parry Tunes does a great job of making an inclusive song with a truly beautiful production.


As I always say, please take the time to link up with the artists we review. Especially those that have great production value in their songs. Independent artists, like Parry Tunes, work hard to have their music heard and to be able to collaborate with folks in the world. The more we work together, the more we can break through without needing to sign our lives away. Parry Tunes has a great body of work available to listen on all platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. He has worked hard to release music consistently and his growth is very evident. The production of his work has improved incredibly over just the last year, so I am excited to see what he has in store for us in this last half of 2022.


Stay connected to Parry Tunes via the social links below!






Ink, 2022

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Florida is home to some of hip-hop's greatest artists; Uncle Luke, T-Pain, Trina, Bobby Shmurda, as well as up and coming independent artist, Trill Cut. Trill Cut has a really diverse catalogue of music. Trill Cut's music talks about ambition, community struggles, life lessons, and pain. However his single, "Trill," really jumped out and was the highlight of his songs. Trill is hard. Everything from production to the hook to Trill Cut's vocals; this song is a very well constructed song coming from Daytona Beach.


Bop: Trill Cut came onto this track with a plan to rock this shit, and he did just that. This song is hype, the ad-libs are so well placed, and the beat is JOMPIN. To be quite honest, this is a nostalgic bop; it reminds me of when Lil Scrappy came on the scene over Lil Jon's beats. Trill Cut has an energetic delivery, it is soulful and proud. "Trill" is the song you check out when you want to fully experience an artist; Trill Cut brought his personality and his vibe to this song.


Airpods Quality: As mentioned before, the production quality of this song is really incredible. We often encourage independent artists to connect with one another in order to get their songs mixed well for playback from their fans, and Trill Cut has a production team that you all need to get connected with. Trill Cut's vocals lay perfectly over this beat. He doesn't sound pitchy or muffled. The drops within the beat give the verses so much personality and play really well out of your speakers. The hook of this song along with the synth sounds make for such a fun chorus between verses. This is such a clean song to listen to.


Knock Value: "Trill" KNOCKS. Put this on and turn it AHP! The 808s, the snare, the synths, all make for a really entertaining song. I will admit that the song is a bit long at 4 minutes and 44 seconds, but it is still a full and powerful song with a lot of knock. If you're looking for a song to make your speakers bounce, "Trill" is the song for you.


Misogyny Meter: There are a few "b*tches" that get thrown around this song, so be mindful. Much like most song where male artists identify themselves as "kings" or "bosses," it is often at the expense of somebody being called a "b*tch" here and there. And while we still have work to do within the hip-hop community, what can be said about "Trill" is the meat of the song is not dehumanizing to women or other demographics. The song is about self-empowerment, which we all deserve to experience and amplify. This is a pretty standard song with a phenomenal feel. The energy in this song is pretty addictive and easy to get into.




Another stellar song from an independent artist. As mentioned before, it is so important for artists to keep going as long as their hearts allow them. With time comes great progress and Trill Cut has a very strong catalogue of music that encompasses a really well-rounded perspective of his experience and his influences. He is a really great songwriter and a pretty versatile artist. Check out Trill Cut's social media links below and give "Trill" a listen!





Ink, 2022

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There is something in the waters of Oakland, California, and it has a way of making some really talented independent artists. FastwayE is a bay area native with a soulful hip-hop sound. He is creative and smooth with this record, "Seeing." The production of this song is strong and gives the listener something to look forward to.


Bop: We love a subtle groove over here. "Seeing" is a bop that is reminiscent of a Lil Baby type song. It is dreamy and a bit spooky, which gives for a very sexy song. FastwayE is promising to pick her up and fly her out (he sounds proactive, ladies!) but it isn't cheesy. It is a seductive invitation; a love song with a lot of room for ass shaking. And who doesn't love shaking ass to a love song?


Airpods Quality: The song plays very well out of the airpods. FastwayE's vocals feel almost acoustical; they are raw, which adds to the dreaminess of the song. The mixing of this song are also really amazing. His ad-libs make you forget that he's singing (the Drake effect, if you will). Not to mention, the final production of the song plays with the swing throughout the speakers. Overall, very solid production quality on this track.


Knock Value: The only way to shake ass to a love song is if it is KNOCKIN'. This song has great knock that isn't too overpowering for a trap-n-b song like, "Seein." FastwayE also gives the beat a chance by pulling back his main vocals, and allowing the adlibs and production to shine. To be quite honest, this is the perfect song for the strip clubs.


Misogyny Meter: He says he'll pick you up and fly you out... I think the ladies gon' love it 😂. With influences like Drake, it is hard to miss out on the possibility of an artist promising a lady the world, much like with FastwayE. He is really going for it with the love lyrics.


A great song to review from an artist with a lot to offer, and clearly so much more to come. This is a recently released song, and we are honored to be apart of FastwayE's journey of an independent artist. Where there is room for improvement, FastwayE sounds determined in his music. So much so, we want to review a second song. Keep reading...


 

FastwayE has a really solid catalogue of music available on Spotify for you all to check out. There is a great variety of music to choose from within the trap-n-b genre. Of them all, "On the road" may be one of my favorites. I really like to hear an indie artist be conversational in a song. It shows their personality and gives the listeners an idea of who the artist is.


Bop: On the road is a lowkey bop. The hook ("fuck it, ima throw some money tonight,") is such a catchy line, it instantly makes the song addictive.


Airpods Quality: The beat is dope on this song. It is simple, but the keys in the background make for a watery vibe; the swing is also really appeasing to the ear. It is also a quick listen for times when you just need a quick and easy vibe to ride along to.


Knock Value: This beat is almost boom-bappy. So there's not to much to the 808s in this song, if any at all. But that's not a bad thing. This song is still really solid. I think the mysterious vibe to the song is intentional. It feels like a freestyle, but the atmosphere still feels planned.


Misogyny Meter: A lot of FastwayE's songs are pretty straight-forward and inclusive. None are too aggressive and always give space for the listener to enjoy the song with their friends of all genders. Which, nowadays, is kind of hard to do given that mainstream music is almost demanding that artists violate women. It is refreshing that so many independent artists are able to produce music that doesn't feed into that narrative.


FastwayE gives a lot to every track, but you can tell he doesn't want to do too much on the song. He knows what works for a hook or in the pocket of a song and sticks to it.


Make sure you follow FastwayE on all platforms listed below. You won't regret becoming a fan.









Ink, 2022

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