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The muses of La Musa: 070 Shake

With her soaring voice, Kanye West affiliate Danielle Balbuena, AKA 070 Shake, has a knack of investing productions with boundless freedom. She cracks West’s 2018 track Ghost Town wide open with a yearning, melodic nostalgia, and on her 2020 debut Modus Vivendi, the New Jersey-born rapper croons through everything from forlorn synthpop to bass-heavy rhythm.

On the heels of her successful album tour 070 Shake shares a new visualizer for the album track, “Blue Velvet”, directed by her creative companions, C.O.R.E. The new visual directly follows her highly-anticipated sophomore album, You Can’t Kill Me, released to widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings earlier this month.

4Ever Songs: Stereo MC’s ‘Connected’

The Stereo MCs are a British alternative hip-hop/electronic dance group founded by vocalist Rob Birch and Nick “The Head” Hallam in the mid-’80s. It took a while for a bunch of white Brits to be taken seriously in the hip-hop community, but they made some inroads with their 1990 album, Supernatural, when the single “Elevate My Mind” became the first British rap song to make the Billboard Hot 100. But the Stereo MCs didn’t truly achieve their mainstream breakthrough until the release of their third album, Connected, which went platinum in their native UK and stayed in the British Top 10 for nearly a year.

4Ever Songs: Cypress Hill ‘Insane In The Brain’

With more than 30 years of career, Cypress Hill have managed to reach today with the same flow, and is one of the bands that has best known how to survive all the changes that have been taking place in rap throughout all these years. The Californian group with Latin roots is considered one of the most representative bands of Gangsta Rap, which, since its creation back in 1986, has always been made up of B-Rea, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog and Eric Bob.

Cypress Hill completely blew it, it was with their album Black Sunday , and the super success of their single Insane In The Brain . The song was for several weeks occupying the number one position in the sales charts of several countries, a song in which the flow of the band mixes Hip Hop, Funk, and those rhythmic loops that characterize the band.