After a string of fun tracks for the Summer, EverythingOShauN and Xpress aka DJXP are back to business with Worldwide, where we see him reminding us that he’s not just a melodic rapper, but an artist with real lyrical prowess and versatility in flow.
Now, it seems like Sweet was merely a transition into even brighter times: a sunny, all-out Afro-beat offering entitled “Odinma“. The Igbo word itself is a positive approximation of “I’m good”, which is surely a mantra we can all use. In fact, we will use, because the good feels are ever-infectious on this one. The half-Nigerian and wholly-creative brothers are pleasantly surprising us with every evolution, and – Maybe It’s Nothing, Maybe It’s Everything – we will find out.
Every now and then, our favorite duo likes to surprise us with something strange (but oh-so-good). Remember that folk-trap situation on Load MGMT? Well today we have an amalgamation of funky, retro, and tropical, all delivered with the fun wordplay we’ve come to expect but receivedly, unexpected.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what genre this is, but that’s what makes it so trailblazing. Is it the modern-day wave of Afro-beat-infused hip-hop? Is it a groovy 90s R&B track? Is it tropical house? It’s best to just listen to it, because the best things are often unboxed.
EverythingOShauN rode his sadness into the sunset on “Equestrian” and now returns to his regular scheduled braggadocious self, inviting you to “Come and See” for yourself the energy his performative being is used to giving. The addictive bass-heavy production is handled by none other than Xpress aka DJXP, who gives us an exotic breakdown at the end… perhaps a peek into what surprises they have in store for us in their next awaited project?
EverythingOShauN slows it down to his melodic roots after his last fun-guy release, “Load MGMT“. On “Equestrian”, he laments over someone who seemingly no longer rides for him. Emotional vulnerability is carefully worded with bars only OShauN can break, and set against a cinematic score crafted by Xpress aka DJXP. At the end of it all, we are reminded that we must keep going despite disappointments, as the only constant is the hustle to get it right.
Between what isn’t said, what can’t be said, and what we don’t know how to say… Staasia Daniels says it all. Her Unheard Volumes speaks to us in the instinctual and often-difficult language of emotions that she seems to effortless converse in; caressing and stimulating our hearts through valleys of vulnerability up unto the peaks of heat in lust and love – and all that is in between. Staasia’s bare-all honesty is raw and refreshing, summing up many of our true feelings without the false pretenses that we often put up: for others, and for ourselves. Just pure feels and energy, straight from your ears to your heart – delivered only Staasia Daniels can.
Staasia Daniels is falling back somewhere this fall, but clearly not in the music department. The bass-heavy bop of a ballad produced by Xpress aka DJXP and SLWJMZ marks the beginning of a new era: Unheard Volumes, an upcoming collection of vulnerable tales of love and other situationships that can only be told by Staasia Daniels, with her magical capacity to express what we often repress in our Neptunian depths.