It’s takes me a while to come up with more than a handful of new hip hop songs that demand my attention these days. “Ready To Rock” by ODDISSEE and “Alone” by L’ORANGE come quickly to mind and now “Ars Gratia Artis” by Chino Hills artist CJ TRILLO easily joins my shortlist. “Ars Gratia Artis” literally translates to ‘Art for art’s sake’ and by incorporating the stellar vocals talents of new TMH! favorite ST. SOUTH, the track more than lives up to this meaning. The combination of TRILLO’s impressively smooth delivery with the delicate and melodic vocal styling of ST. SOUTH works incredibly well together. I like how the lyrics come to life with just a little change of pace. With just a little more emotion. With just a little more speed. It’s as if I am witnessing someone’s thoughts being written down on paper for the very first time. And with a controlled and uniquely seducing ebb and flow style, I am completely drawn in all the way through. “Ars Gratia Artis” is one standout track on a new ‘Nostaglia’ mixtape that’s full of hip hop soul music I think everyone will enjoy. Check it out here!
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