While I Was Gone: A Recap of Some of the Songs I Received

Hi everyone, it’s you favorite No-Fi King, Speed on the Beat, back with three songs I received during my time away from the site. I received these via SubmitHub and, in short, they’re all amazing for different reasons.

First, we have Nyowoskillz‘s “Let Us Fight (Combat Sports).” I was a big fan of this one because of its DMX-esque flow and execution. It also reminded me a bit of Canibus’ “Second Round KO,” minus the LL Cool J disses. The track is distinctly old-school in its approach to hip-hop, treating it as a bloodsport where the best get the glory. The production is another highlight because of the way it highlights Nyowoskillz’s lyrics and his jabs at the competition. What adds another level of realism to this is that Nyowoskillz used to compete in MMA before turning his eyes on the ring of rap. It’s a solid addition to any workout playlist and made me want to hear more from the NYC rapper.

Next up, we have PB Mogul and WhiteRoaches’s “My Way.”

This one caught my eye with the video, which features the duo doing music their way while also engaging in various New York pastimes, such as skating and park chess. The video’s funny while also showcasing what makes them unique. The bars are ever-present and the execution is bouncy and fun. All in all, it’s a dope track made even better by the carefully executed video. Not a frame goes by that something interesting isn’t happening, be it a pickup game of tennis or a party scene in an arcade.

Finally, we have Mr.Hong and dvdkm‘s “31.”

This one is a bit more somber in tone, as it’s the title track of a project Mr. Hong put together as a memorial to the life of his sister. She, unfortunately, passed away due to cancer but his production hopes to keep her memory here among the living. The song has a somber tone to it, but also has a reflective energy. It blends the sadness one feels when losing a loved one with the desire to keep their memory alive and does it well. The chill-hop production really sets the tone for the song and the rest of the project, which I’ve had the chance to check out on my own (see below).

These are just three of the songs I’ve come in contact with over the last week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed talking about them. Remember to check them out and support dope music in all its forms.

Speed on the Beat

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