New Music Critiques: MetroKidE


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Web: Apple Music

Seeking: Label, Film/TV

Style: Hip-Hop/Trap, Soul

MetroKidE’s rap delivery is a breath of fresh air. The artist is emotive and vulnerable, while never lacking in confidence and strength. This isn’t mumble—MetroKidE’s stories are clear and concise, while the music finds influence in trip-hop and indie rock. It’s occasionally orchestral, always gorgeous, as the artist takes the brave step of allowing the beats to take a backseat and the melodies to swim their way to the forefront. The artist has bite too; in “Ain’t Comin’ Outside,” he explains that he “wants that online money,” which is perhaps the most authentic take on the contemporary indie musician that we’ve heard in a while.