Maka – “Brand New” (Prod. BBJ)

By: Shamus Hill

Fresh off of the Graduation Music premiere of his Connis-produced track “Animal House”, Maka is back on our site today with the release of “Brand New”.

Mixing his watery flows with indulgent lyrics, Maka’s 2019 has already come paired with some of his best music to date. BBJ laces him with some incredible production on this track — relaying a determined, animated feeling that truly captures the listener. As usual, Maka glides atop the production as he casts a relentless positive energy throughout the entirety of the song. This one is really special, so make sure to give the Cambridge artist your undivided attention.

Listen to “Brand New” below:

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Maka – “24 Hours”

By: Shamus Hill 

Following his recent rap debut, Boston artist Maka just dropped off a new single by the name of “24 Hours”, offering feels that are very much reminiscent of his collaborative EP with Durkin, “Another Island”. With this track, the rapidly-rising talent definitely gives us a tropical-filled sound to move against the winter months – working together to create a noteworthy contrast that brings the song together. I can’t count how many times I’ve been having a long, dreary day, and have listened to Maka’s catalog of music to uplift me from however it is I may be feeling, and this trend is closely followed with “24 Hours”. Maka has the wonderful ability to make it feel like every day can be an incredible one, which is something that significantly strengthens the impact of his music.

“24 Hours” touches upon Maka’s day-to-day struggles, shedding light on the way he is able to rise above them and meet his personal standards. It’s definitely a hopeful release, and by keeping it positive and denying the negativity, “24 Hours” is undoubtedly a listen that everyone can resonate with and relate to. Maka is aware of the influences around him trying to deter him from his goals, and in light of his ambitions, he’s dedicated to his creative vision and believes in himself to the highest extent.

In essence, this is one of the main reasons that I’ve grown to love Maka’s music. He showcases the fact that shit will happen regardless of what you can do, and a person’s true character is shown by how they perceive these troubles and choose to go about their life despite them. If you dedicate your time and energy working towards something, just grind it out and tone out the BS around you. It’s one thing for a song to sound amazing, but for the message behind it to be of equal caliber is something of great importance in itself.

Maka definitely blessed us with some more magic on this track, so let’s show Cambridge’s-own some support. Listen to “24 Hours” below: