3MMR: Episode 51 – “By Myself” by Loyalty Bynum

Bird City, what’s happening?! January is halfway over, but the year has started off with some heaters out of the Arizona Music scene. This week is no different than the week before, with another one deck. This week we’ve got an infectious anthem that embodies overcoming the struggle by yourself. Loyalty Bynum is our feature artist, delivering an inspirational banger with street quality to it with “By Myself”. The sound which is energetic, up-tempo and, auto-tuned with heavy adlibs is simple and radio ready.

Loyalty speaks honestly in his music and the biggest takeaway you get from listening is that that content of the song is very authentic. The hook evokes feelings of a gospel song in its emotion and rawness.

“I remember back when I was broke, they aint wanna help/so I went and got me a bag, I did it by myself/they know that I’m official, now they wanna say that imma ref/ but aint no turning down, I turn it up I did it by myself/”.

Lyrically, LB keeps things “one hunnid” the entire time. From the jump he’s showing love to the lord, “Fall down to my knees lord, I need guidance/” and doesn’t switch up, “boy I’m highly favored, I just think the man/ Up above, cause right now you believe me”/. Loyalty flexes in the video with a stack of cash, but he doesn’t flash on the song which was unique. Most of the lyrics are a true representation about his situation in life. LB doesn’t even follow the typical violent backdrop that comes with most hip-hop, “I aint on my flight without the pilot/ I’d be lying if I talk about some violence/”. That line, along with, “fyi, this is a diesel, not a rollie/” give the “By Myself” a down-to-earth inspirational touch that you actually believe.

One drawback from the track is the reliance on effects. Auto tune and heavy adlibs weigh the track down make it difficult to understand. Although, their use was important to drive the energy, it requires several plays to make out everything he says completely. The song is a quick hitter, but delivers the celebratory vibe Mr. Bynum intended to. For his uplifting contribution this week, Loyalty Bynum is going receive an 8.5 out of a 10 for delivering an authentic track that lifts the spirit. That’s it for this week and thank you, Bird City, for rocking with your boy! See you next week! Peace and love, your boy, Bo!

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3MMR: Episode 50 – “Premix” by Lapre

What’s good boys and girls, it’s your man Bo, and I’m back to present you with a gem from another talented Phoenix artist. After looking through the interwebs for hot joints, I stumbled about up on Lapre, a dope female emcee, from greater Phoenix Metro area. Lapre brings a soulful, sing-song flow with a slightly auto-tuned backend, that emerges with a very emotional and heartful sound. Lapre speaks on her love life authentically and unapologetically while also displaying versatility and strength. At 1:51, Lapre leaves the singing to the side for a minute and goes off in a verbal assault on her ex, “Feel where I’m coming, don’t play with my mental/ you thought I’d call back, but it wasn’t that simple/ you mad, look what you had/cried through the pain so it wasn’t that sad/.”” The honesty and vulnerability on this song really grabs you by the collar on the very first listen.

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3MMR: Episode 49 – “Trillssouri” by Fuego Bentley

What’s good Bird City, Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! I hope everyone made it into the new year without any issues and is ready for some new Arizona Hip-Hop! Right out the gate for 2019, we got the lyrical flame thrower, Fuego Bentley, and his new joint, “Trillssouri”. Rapping over the over Migos’ popular “Walk It, Like I talk it” beat, Fuego aggressively cements his place on the Arizona Hip-Hop scene taunting artists in the area right from the jump, “I’m the rapper that you rappers need to be afraid of/ singing to these women like I’m Keith Sweat, but I still keep the same buzz/”. Fuego keeps a machine gun pace with his lines throughout the entirety of “Trillssouri”, and the track maintains a high level of production value. Continue reading 3MMR: Episode 49 – “Trillssouri” by Fuego Bentley

3MMR: Episode 48 – “Find My Way” by Sam Opoku

What’s good people of Phoenix, Arizona! Happy Holidays! It’s your homie, Bo, back again with some new Arizona heat for you to ride with. This week we take a quick foray into some new wave R&B with an upbeat banger from Sam Opoku, called “Find My Way”. This song could easily find itself on the soundtrack of a movie with its powerful message and solid execution of the song’s themes. The instrumentation alone incorporates a very jungle type vibe with deep drums, snaps, whistles, rain stick, and what I’m led to believe are panpipes. The overall sound of the song is both powerful, and a bit overcrowded at the same time. As a listener you get bit sucked in to everything going on in the background and potentially miss some incredible lyrics. Continue reading 3MMR: Episode 48 – “Find My Way” by Sam Opoku

3MMR. Episode 47. E-Wulf Ft. Breana Markin. “Destination”.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s that time again! Digging through the crates of Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify to bring you the undiscovered gems of the AZ hip-hop scene, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the THREE MINUTE MUSIC REVIEW! Ok that was lame, but this week’s joint will make up for that. “Destination” from E-Wulf featuring Breana Marin is an uplifting and powerful track that quickly catches your attention. It’s easy to hear the soul and power behind Briana Marin’s hook, and the quick beat of the drum mimic a heartbeat, instantly drawing you on. Continue reading 3MMR. Episode 47. E-Wulf Ft. Breana Markin. “Destination”.

3MMR: Episode 46 – “Put Me On” by Kollateral & ATB

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3MMR: Ep. 45 – “Android 18” by CincoTheWolf

What’s good citizens of Bird City!? We are back after a week off! Hope you enjoyed lots of food, friends, and family! Right now, it’s time for more wavy AZ joints from the city’s finest. This week’s featured artist, CincoTheWolf, has created his own unique sound flowing over spacey, airy, beats that are perfect for riding to or relaxing. “Android 18” is the stand out track from Cinco’s recently release EP “Pre” and the song is a lot of fun. With laid back vocals matching a relaxed beat, Cinco gives his complementary thoughts on the evolving thickness of white women by comparing them to Android 18 of Dragon Ball Z lore. Dragon Ball Z has become very popular among hip-hop enthusiasts and artists alike, and it was very smart for Cinco to make a song around one of the characters. Continue reading 3MMR: Ep. 45 – “Android 18” by CincoTheWolf

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