Music Review | thuy, Luh Kel, Serayah, Snupe Bandz, and Robb Bank$

New Music Week 23

Here’s this weeks’ rundown of new music from some of your favorite artists in the game.

thuy, “i hope u see this (deluxe)”

Hailing from the Bay Area, Vietnamese singer-songwriter thuy (pronounced twee) has released the deluxe edition of her critically-acclaimed debut EP, i hope u see this. The 14-track project is a reflection of thuy’s truth, unraveling the complexities of love through a utopia of harmonies that spotlight heartbreak, empowerment, and self-confidence. i hope u see this (deluxe) introduces five more reasons as to how Thuy is paving the future for modern R&B in her own right.

Luh Kel, “Be This Way”

At 20-years-old, Luh Kel is focused on bringing his art to life on the world stage, marking his return to music with “Be This Way.” The video spotlights the ride or die lifestyle, following Kel down a path of uncertainty as he battles legal trouble. After weighing in on his current relationship problems – arguments, accusations – the Missouri rapper and his significant other eventually come to terms on love, despite breaking all the rules.

Serayah, “Revenge”

Serayah, the multidisciplinary singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and Hollywood starlet who has captured our gaze with her role as Tiana Brown on the television show Empire, delivers her second track of 2022, “Revenge.” Simultaneously asserting her power and freedom, and yet still longing for love, this track finds Serayah leaning on a toxic relationship to bring balance to the world her words have created. The California-bred songbird’s starpower is undeniable, coming into her own as an artist one melody-driven record at a time.

Snupe Bandz, “Barnacle Boy”

Snupe Bandz gives new meaning to the term sidekick with “Barnacle Boy.” In the video, the PRE signee raps over a bouncy trap beat, turning a store run into an all out block party. With a wad of cash in hand, Snupe taps into his inner hustler as a means to find a common ground with listeners. His cash-rich approach to storytelling is backed by a Memphis drawl that adds a special touch to his style of rap.

Robb Bank$, “I WANNA ROCK”

Closely following the release of his highly-anticipated second LP, FALCONIA, Robb Bank$ is keeping the momentum alive with new “I WANNA ROCK” music video. The song arrives with that edgy, borderline controversial onslaught of bars we’ve come to expect from the Florida rapper. “I WANNA ROCK” finds Robb recreating scenes from Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two” music video, taking on different forms as he effortlessly weaves spitfire bars.

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Derrius Edwards
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