We end the day with a really nice and chilled tune coming out of LA this week from Stevie Ray. Nothing But Love features vocals from Kristina Urgel and a verse from J.Lately. I haven’t listened to rap in a ridiculously long time. Listening to G-Unit and Flipmode Squad when I was a pup was the norm. My early obsession with rap even went as far as listening to mediocre Southern rappers like Juvenile, Wacko and Skip in my younger years. Perhaps that was a little over-the-top, looking back.
Nothing But Love was sent in here last week and I was taken by it’s simplicity and languid mannerisms. This is a quality rap effort in my book and I’ve listened to it well over ten times since. It may rest in the commercial category on the whole, but has just enough mustard to warrant a few extra intent spins. The tempo of this track and Stevie Ray’s flow is reminiscent of Macklemore. Extremely chill and easy on the ear!
Whatever style this is, I am craving more of it. Cheers Stevie Ray!
Check out this week’s interview with Billy Nomates here.
I caught up with New York’s Ollie Chanin last week. He is fresh off a collaboration with Eminem. If you still have some reading left in your eyes, check that one here.
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists we find in our submissions inbox.
Today ‘The Sound Sniffer’ hit 500 reviews. It’s been a nice day! I hope you all are enjoying the site and I look forward to seeing you all after lockdown.