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Toronto's DijahSB has one of the more interesting styles in hip hop today. The MC has released a pair of singles, "Don't Touch!" and "I'm Blooming" that touch on their life as a black, non-binary rapper. "Don't Touch!" has that late 80's positive hip hop sound that reminds me of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest meets the modern sensibility of an artist like Oompa. It has an upbeat, jazzy sound that throws back to classic hip hop while still sounding modern. "I'm Blooming" is a more laid back track that still has that jazzy vibe, but in a more Guru-esque kind of way. Both songs may have an old school thing going on, but neither sounds like a throwback track.
DijahSB says of their new tracks:
“These two tracks are essential to the theme of this album, I’m excited to have this album out. I’m turning 30. I feel like I’m going to be stepping into a new era and this album will help usher me in.”