DRILL MIX Of Popular Songs PART II
Latin drill, the Latin trap counterpart bolstered by sinister verses stacked over ominous sliding basslines, was recently one of the most overlooked movements in Latin music. It is now permeating popular culture, with underground artists and superstars alike exploring and expanding the gritty art form.
DRILL MIX Of Popular Songs PART II
Sonically, Latin drill expands on the roots of its American counterpart, often branching out into new fusions. In fact, artists and producers shaping the New York Latin drill scene are looking toward their roots to infuse the sound with their native rhythms. Davinci has lately been concocting a new iteration of the style he's calling "drillbow," which, as the portmanteau implies, combines drill with Dominican dembow. "Hotllywood and Davinci thought of the concept as a way to connect to their island, sharing the stories of their battles living in the U.S.," Santos says of the rising fusion sound.
UK drill is a prominent subgenre of US drill that originated in Chicago. A tougher and darker sound to its distant cousin, UK drill has become one of the most popular and controversial genres in recent years.
After the first verse comes the hook, which is the most memorable (and often most important) part of many hip-hop songs. There are basically two types of hooks: rapped or sung. Many hooks incorporate both of these techniques. All kinds of rappers write the rapped hooks, while pop-type rappers favor the sung hooks. As your students are writing their hooks, know that they have these options.
Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.
"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.
Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.
Ghanaian rapper Kofi Jamar isn't of the Kumerica crop, although he does hail from Kumasi. He's currently enjoying the breakthrough moment of his career with his drill smash "Ekorso." Currently the most popular song of the movement, the song dominated Ghana's December 2020 festivities, and continues to rule the airways even now. Topping Apple Music's Ghana Hip-Hop/Rap chart for weeks on end, "Ekorso" is an epic joint which has given Kofi Jamar his moment.
One of the major attractions of Ghana's drill scene? That hip-hop posse style. The rappers have a knack for making their songs a family affair, consistently having up to five or even more artists on the same song. Each rapper brings their own style to the track, delivering a show-stopping verse before the next rapper takes over. Jay Bahd is another rising star from the scene, and "Condemn" is right up there with the hottest songs from the movement. Currently sitting at just below a million views on YouTube, the allure of this joint can be attributed to Jay's gruff voice, the singalong hook, and the menacing beat by DJ Fortune DJ.
One of the earlier songs from the movement to hit the spotlight, "Otan Hunu" by Dead Peepol and Rich Kent, came out shortly before the drill scene exploded. It may have come out before Asakaa started getting widespread national attention, but that didn't make this hit song any less popular. Shortly after its release "Otan Hunu" secured a star-studded remix featuring Malcolm Nuna, Kuami Eugene, Medikal, Bosom P-Yung, Tulenkey, Deon Boakye and Fameye which is awesome, but the original version is an undeniable gem.
Living Life Records is home to a good majority of the Asakaa rappers. Jay Bahd, O'Kenneth, Reggie Osei, Kwaku DMC, Kawabanga, City Boy and Sean Lifer all represent the rising record label, which is one good reason why most of them appear on songs together more often than not. Streetwear is a big part of Asakaa culture, and Sean Lifer's cut "Ma Drip" is an anthem paying homage to one of the movement's most distinguishing features: fashion. Sean Lifer is the co-founder of Life Living Records along with Rabby Jones, their manager.
Much of the soundtrack is fast-paced metal or rock with breakbeat, mixed with some calm songs interspersed throughout. Many of the songs use MIDI tracks as a base, overlaying actual instruments to add depth, giving the game's soundtrack its classic yet modern feel. Frequently sampled by ULTRAKILL's songs is the Amen break, an insanely widespread drum sample that is frequently used in popular music.
I decided that I wanted to be part of the problem, rather than the solution, and called the numbers famously dropped into popular songs -- knowing full well that I was probably going to irritate some people in the process. This was my journey:
The ideal swing tempo equals about 100 beats per minute. Consider makes a playlist of songs that you enjoy that are around 100bpm. Then, listen to those songs while hitting your shots. Let the pace of the music dictate on fast you move through your drills, pre-shot routine, and swing. Not only will this help with consistency, allow you to relax and focus on something else, but it will also help promote a healthy swing tempo.
Once you identify one of the weaker parts, use some of these golf drills to help you shoot lower scores. Every few weeks, make sure that you are adjusting drills to keep working on your weaknesses. Plus, mixing it up will help you stay focused during each session. 041b061a72