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Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Ivan Ave “Helping Hands” (Produced by MNDSGN)

It must be the contrarian in me but while everyone was losing their mind over the new Kanye release and 90% of my damn newsfeed was Kardashian and Yeezy-related, all I wanted is to listen to the new album from Norway’s Ivan Ave which I ordered on cassette. Titled “Helping Hands”, the …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Fredfades & Ivan Ave “Fruitful”

In the long line of classic hip-hop producer/MC duos you probably won’t find many from Europe, much less from Norway. But hip-hop isn’t the US centric movement it used to be, which is probably for the best since a lot of the more progressive artists come from unlikely spots all …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Fred Fades & Ivan Ave “Reaping”

Seeing as their album titled “Fruitful” is only coming out on December 4th, I probably shouldn’t jump the gun and declare this a “future classic” just based on their first single. But judging from the work i’ve heard so far from producer Fred Fades and Ivan Ave I’m going to pre-emptively …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Ivan Ave “Machines”

I am currently on tour in Europe so I don’t have as much time as usual to do my intensive weekly research, however I still keep tabs on my current go-to / can’t miss artists when they release something new. The young Norwegian MC with the slick & smooth voice …

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