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3MMR: Episode 53 – “STFU” by Jordan G.

What’s going down, Phoenix!? 2019 is off to a quick start and we’re already into February. Kicking off this first week in February, we’re bring you an eclectic boom bap sound brought to you by way of Maryland & California now residing in Bird City. This week’s selection sounds unique from the jump with the classic “boom bap” drum and kick along with a weird reverse chord that sounds very distinctive (I couldn’t figure out what it was). Our feature artist, Jordan G, brings wittiness, creativity, and downright honesty in his latest joint, “STFU”. The hook alone, is raw “just keep it real or otherwise please shut the fuck up”. There are probably a few dozen people any listener would love to direct this hook to.

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3MMR: Episode 52 – “Fall In” by Charley Brown

Phoenix, Arizona, Bird City, the Burning Bird, we’ve brought you a full year of reviews. We brought you 52 different artists, had a couple perfect 10’s, and reviewed some incredible music along the way. This week we bring you more of the same with a dope new song from Charley Brown of the Krown Sound squad. Charley brings a piano bar sound, while speaking  real facts on his relationship with an on-again, off-again ex. The song is full of observational lyricism matched with poignant anecdotes about situations that anyone in love has dealt with.  The song has a mellow laid-back vibe for riding around the city or drowning your sorrows in a bottle of whiskey.

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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.

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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.

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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.