Music Review + Stream – She’s Ryan ‘Hood Hippie’ (EP)

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Published On 02/05/2016 » By Shiyana » Editorial, Front Page, Music, Music Reviews

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Brooklyn’s own She’s Ryan reigns supreme with her newest EP Hood Hippie.

Early spring of last year we featured the renaissance woman She Is Ryan‘s visual “On My Mind.” Shortly after releasing the money motivating record she has been on the NYC scene performing at shows, modeling and on the move with her Fame School family.  Now she comes to us with Hood Hippie, a head nodding, upbeat and popish project that not only displays women empowerment, but the guys could easily get into her vibes as well.

The six track project is complete with edgy, bouncy and rhythmic sounds that bring us inside her world.  With the help of producers, Fame School, Fame School Slim, Kiz and BlkMgk they created a solid sound that coheres hip hop, r&b and pop.

The first initial record “I Got Ya” comes to us with raw horns (we believe are tenor) and rhymes about going to the ends of the earth for that significant other.  In hip hop that would be referred as a “ride or die chick” and as you will hear throughout the record you may not want to test your highness.  However, She’s Ryan softens us with her rhymes, “Feels like a dream / Don’t want to wake up / I’m addicted to you / Your love is a drug / I could never get enough.

Following after is “Supercharger” which ties together this Hood Hippie project that speaks on energy and the similarities of a street dealer.  “…Ya heard of me of course / If ya need some energy / Check with me I’ll be ya source / Yeah I have em all on me / Running back with no remorse,” raps She’s Ryan.

Joining SIR on the third record is her Fame School mate Manolo Rose on “Been A Lie” which declares all broke individuals mentally and financially as liars.  She raps, “Why you always hittin me / Trying to run into me / Now you act like you remember me / Super flex on you n–gas cause you ain’t who you pretend to be.”  I think it’s safe to say both artists have had their share of interactions as they continue to climb the success ladder.

Without giving too much away, the entire project embodies today’s go-getter on a higher level.   She’s Ryan was precise while adding her magnetic and charming personality to each record, which left us wanting more.  You can stream her album below and purchase on iTunes.

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Shiyana Bellamy is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Southern New Yorker. When she's not connecting the dots for music artists with her partners, she writes or dives into cooking.

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