45CYPE Drops Cutting-Edge Hip-hop From OZ


45CYPE is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made his international recording debut in May with the single “SNEAKIN”. That track introduced a talented rapper and songwriter from Australia. His sound is a unique mix of old-school lyrical flow and cutting-edge modern beats, born of the vibrant Australian music scene. 

In the few weeks since his debut, 45CYPE has already produced an impressive volume of work. Working with frequent collaborator Shinkie Maz, he has released three singles and an EP. He cites the similarly versatile Tyler, The Creator as a major influence on his sound.

What Side Do I Choose? is the brand new EP from 45CYPE, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 31, 2024. The five-song set showcases his innovative new sound. From ambient synths and psychedelic vibes of the instrumental “Intro” to the quirky glitch-funk groove and introspective lyrics of “I Don’t Want That”, the record is a cool and slightly mysterious experimental hip-hop ride.

On “We Still Where We At”, Cype and Maz match a jungle-infused beat with smart and often hard-hitting freestyle bars. “Suck My Tits!” is an unapologetic ode to the grind, set to a similarly innovative beat. Throughout the record, deep sawtooth basses and analog synths blur the lines between past and present, as on the two-part, five-minute psychedelic hip-hop opus “Everything I Need/Reflection”, with featured artists Slim Spitta and Shari.

Check out What Side Do I Choose? in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the tracks “Everything I Need/Reflections” and “Suck My Tits!” on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist. Follow the links below to connect with the artist.

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