Kyle is finally here with his first debut album Light of Mine to fill everyone’s summer with SuperDuperHappinessandGoodVibes. Oh wait, this album is actually a deep dive into Kyle’s mind of alternating depression and girl problems. Well it’s definitely different than his other work and I was excited to listen. I have personally been a real big fan of Kyle for a few years after discovering his fire track “Keep It Real” off of his 2013 project titled Beautiful Loser and keeping it on replay for a few months. This continued with his very much overlooked 2015 project, Smyle which was exceptional and really showed that he has a lot of potential. However, Light of Mine shows an unfamiliar style of Kyle that took me by surprise. This newly released album is a great effort at looking into Kyle’s sad side, which is rarely seen or portrayed, while also providing a few summer hits despite it being clouded by an annoying concept with Lil Yachty.
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You may or may not have heard the name Nessly pop up on a Spotify playlist or in your friend’s car over the past year and a half. My first experience with this unique artist was probably similar to many others, in which I came across “Season (feat. Lil Yachty)” , surprised to see Lil Boat on a song with someone I have never heard of. However, after listening to that track and realizing it absolutely slaps, I fell in love with Nessly’s voice, which seems to synthesize some of hip hop’s favorite sounds. His style is immediately unique and automatically intriguing, only to be described as a mix of Travis Scott auto-tune, a dash of SoundCloud underground and plentiful melodic hooks. Nessly is an artist that has clearly had a slow rise that was meant for a purpose of perfecting his lane and reaching larger audiences.