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Spotlight: “Jeno Brown” by Jeno Cashh is nostalgic, yet pushes the envelope

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Jeno Cashh has been one of the hottest rappers in Detroit for some time thanks to his scorching delivery and distinctive style. He’s not afraid to switch things up at a moment’s notice; whether that’s finding inspiration outside of the city or involving concepts in his releases. He checks both of these creative boxes with “Jeno Brown,” a New Jack City inspired single that pays homage to one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

When New Jack City came out in 1991, it was unlike anything else in circulation. Its fearless portrayal of violence, sex, and drugs, was in stark contrast to the party movies like House Party that portrayed the time period as an extended festival. The movie would be an instant hit, spawning successful singles such as “For The Love Of Money” by Troop/Levert ft. Queen Latifah that would become instantly associated with the film.

“For The Love Of Money” is sampled in “Jeno Brown” and scenes from New Jack City are interspersed at certain points in the video. Certain lines of dialogue from the film are used, and the style of clothing worn by main man Nino Brown and his associates, in one of the film’s most memorable scenes, is worn by Jeno Cashh and his crew well. A lot of effort was put into seamlessly blending the two art forms to create a wholly unique product.

“Jeno Brown is an engrossing listen. Producer Antt Beatz provides Jeno with a Bay Area-influenced beat perfect for the rapper to let loose on. The bounce of it isn’t something you’d typically associate with the Midwest so it makes for a nice change of pace. Jeno does what he does best, releases a no holds barred, verbal assault sure to elicit a grin on your face.

The nostalgic feel invoked by the video’s style and unique beat choice make this one of the songs to beat this year. Jeno Cashh has released a banger that we’re sure will pick up steam in the near future.

Check out the video for “Jeno Brown” below.

 

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@Parkway703 gets darker than ever before in “I Can’t Feel My Face”

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This is one of the darkest, most beautifully shot visuals that we’ve ever aired. Parkway, hailing from Virginia, is back with a cinematic feast of a video in “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Over some ominous production, Parkway raps with a mysterious kind of angst that’s both inviting and repulsive. He knows how to straddle this invisible line that makes “I Can’t Feel My Face” a worthy video to watch this Tuesday afternoon.

Watch the video below.

 

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Music To Look Forward To Next Week

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Thus far, there are only two huge releases to prep for this week. You never know in the age of the surprise album, but here’s what is on track to come out thus far.

Iridescence by Brockhampton – September 21

Brockhampton’s went through some shit lately because of Ameer Vann and the domestic abuse allegations placed against him. But besides the negative energy brought to them because of the debacle, the group’s been on the backburner for quite a while. Iridescence looks to change that, bringing the world something new since last year’s Saturation 3.

Tha Carter 5 by Lil Wayne – September 21

Yes, you read that headline right. Lil Wayne’s fifth installment of Tha Carter series finally comes out this Friday. The legal situation with Birdman has finally been wrapped up. Wayne can focus on the music that he’s been stowing away for years. If Swizz Beatz’s “P.O.M.S. (Pistol On My Side)” is any indicator, it looks like Wayne hasn’t missed a step either.

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Music To Look Forward To This Week

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This upcoming week for music looks to be pretty barren, save for any suprises. Remember how, in August, and, to some degree, June as well, it felt like everyone was releasing on top of each other? This made for exciting times, seeming as if the listener never knew what to expect. But now, the summer’s winded down. And, with it, the surplus of fresh tunes. Here’s what’s coming out this week, thus far.

East Atlanta Love Letter by 6lack – Sept 14

6lack just unveiled the second wave of promotion for his upcoming album via customized postcards; lucky fans will get them and will be asked to answer a simple question – “what is your definition of love?” This level of detail and creativity shows that East Atlanta Love Letter will be something legendary. 6lack’s been pretty quiet, now we’re going to see just what he’s been working on. The 25-year-old musician’s mesmerizing vocals are some of R & B’s best.

 

Harverd Dropout by Lil Pump – Sept 14

From bullshitting on SoundCloud, to being Kanye West’s creative anchor for his new single. Lil Pump has come such a long way in a short period of time. It looks like this week will finally yield Harverd Dropout, the highly anticipated follow-up to his self-titled debut. Lets hope that its more of what he gave Kanye and less of the earwormy rap boilerplate found in “Gucci Gang” and “Esketit.”

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