Belly just dropped his new album "Immigrant". His progression as an artist and the amazing production value of the album makes for a dope listen. The track Who Hurt You is my personal favorite off the album, with dark lyrics that tell a story of anger and suppressed emotions. Lyrics like, "Trying to find a light in my dark heart" are just a small portion of the lyrics within the track. The background vocals, sampled from The Weeknd's track "The Zone", adds a dark tone to the track and gives it life.
Belly isn't necessarily the strongest vocalist, but the dark and powerful beat, and lyrical content on Who Hurt You make up for the negative. Belly has good music for a variety of different listening situations, but I would categorize this album as more of a personal listen. Certain tracks such as Maintain are good for listening with friends.
XO as a label has picked up incredible artists such as Belly, NAV, and Derick Wise. Bellys latest projects add to XO's artillery of tracks and fit the XO crew vibes well. Next thing to wait for is The Weeknd's project which is due by the end of this year or the beginning of 2019.
This week Belly brought some dark hip hop vibes to the playlist. The beat and The Weeknd's chilling vocal sample add life to the track and highlight Belly's power as a rapper.
Show the track some love and make sure to follow all of the socials! As usual, prepare to get addicted.
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About The Curator - Nikola Batinic
Nikola Batinic is from San Jose, California and is currently pursuing a degree in economics at Sonoma State University.
His music taste is centered around hip-hop, R&B, trap, house, chill, alternative rap, and punk rock. He was influenced by the radio and what others would play around him growing up. Nikola is addicted to Soundcloud and has attended over 50 events ranging from hip-hop concerts, reggae festivals, and raves. A few of his favorite artists are The Weeknd, Rebelution, XXYYXX, Hucci, Trippie Redd, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Misogi, SiR, and Future.
Nikola's goal in life is to spread positivity and enjoy music. Eventually, he wants to work for the music industry, travel the world, and get a post-graduate degree. For the time being, he plans to live life day by day, surround himself with amazing people, and listen to amazing music.