chill hip hop

Artist: 
Jalen Santoy
Label: 
2016 Ventwood Entertainment / EMPIRE

Jalen Santoy’s debut album, Charlie Eastern includes 7 tracks that show us who he really is. The album features his hit track, “Foreplay” which samples the great oldie track, “Sunny” by Stanley Turrentine. This track struck me because I am a lover of oldies and he sampled the track in the most dope, jazzy way. This is also the only clean track off the album. Santoy does not feature any other vocals on the album except his own, but received help from various artists to create the beats and album.

Sounds Like: 
J. Cole
Name: 
Alessandra Posada
Date Reviewed: 
02/28/2017
Artist: 
The Redland
Label: 
2016 The Redland Entertainment

The Redland’s new album, No Sleep Allowed, came with the suggestion that the tracks be listened to in the order: 2, 5, 1, 4. Track 2, “More than beautiful” is lyrically sweet and I like the beats. It has a chill vibe and I loved the lyrics, “won’t you hold onto me like you hold onto everything, and we’ll go on to be more than beautiful”. Track 5, “Drive” is definitely my favorite. It has a super dope upbeat vibe and, again, the lyrics are great.

Sounds Like: 
gallant
Name: 
Alessandra Posada
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016