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SOTBMusic: Keo Channels Bleach on “Ichigo”

D.C. artist Keo (pronounced “key-o”) of 53Deep makes his SOTBMusic debut with a somber track named after Bleach protagonist Ichigo Kurosaki. The nerd in me tuned in from jump. The musician tuned in after the guitar cued up. The critic in me tuned in after Keo started sing-rapping he’s “taking souls like Ichigo” if someone […]

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SOTBMusic: Cooley Makes a PSA for His Return

“I had a choice, I chose to be better,” Cooley calmly, yet boisterously, raps on his newest song “PSA.” It’s that type of statement that makes the D.C. native’s tracks must-listens for me. On “PSA,” Cooley utilizes a different energy on this track. He opts to switch up the flow and the approach to create […]

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SOTBMusic: TBT – Cooley’s "Hallway"

DMV artist Cooley has popped on my radar a few times over the years. His 2017 project Hallway hit streaming platforms over the past few months and, since it’s TBT, it’s a good time to talk the title track of Hallway. It’s grimy and abrasive, almost like something from IDK. However, instead of just apeing IDK’s […]

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