Trying to remain original in genres as popular as R&B and Hip-hop is quite a challenge, particularly these days with so many options available, not only in the mainstream but also in the independent scene, luckily for Dylan Joshua, this doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem.
Dylan Joshua – Shordies vs. The Internet
This versatile performer from Toronto, Canada, has made a reputation in the Hip-hop underground detaching himself from the already established formulas in the rap game.
Dylan’s lyrical style overflows with cleverness, and social commentary, his honest take on relevant topics has been a staple in his work throughout the years, coming as blunt and sharp without being too preachy or pretentious, in a world full of horses, Dylan chooses to be a pegasus, setting himself apart from the rest.
“Shordies vs. The Internet is an example of originality and innovation, crossing the line between Hip-Hop and R&B splendidly well.”
The Internet has been a double-edged sword since its conception decades ago, making life easier in many ways but also bringing its fair share of problems. One of them is the culture, the Internet creates and how this affects people’s expectations of life, this topic is what Shordies vs. The Internet addresses.
Under two minutes long, what the track lacks in duration, is compensated with smooth production and intelligent wordplay. Dylan’s rhymes are chill yet honest and direct with the theme mentioned earlier in the song. The soft beats add more layers of melancholy to a jam that could be the perfect soundtrack for a long night drive.
Dylan Joshua found the middle ground between R&B and Hip Hop, transforming his personal experiences into wonderful auditive stories, this jam will resonate in the ears of Hip-hop fans looking for something fresh and different.