Hashtagobi is a talented producer from London/Nottingham. His latest album was released back in 2018. My First Summer is a colourful, hip-hop album with fun, upbeat production. It sounds perfect for a summer setting, with its tone being playful and engaging.
You could tell he’s been inspired by the likes of Kanye, Pharrell and Tyler, The Creator among others from his soulful, sample-heavy beats and positive personality. This can be heard especially on the track “Sittin’ in the Park,” which is a beautiful track, talking about summertime and love. The sample is incredible, and he is able to integrate this with basslines, synth leads and subtle keys. Lyrically, he touches on themes of love, mental health and summertime, bringing his personality out with introspective lyricism. “Forever Young” shows that more serious side to his character, by talking about serious topics such as depression and feeling lost. This being my first introduction to his music, I was instantly drawn to the quirks in his production and his presence on the microphone. Well done mate, hope you keep pushing all of this dope music forward.
Listen to Hashagobi’s My First Summer below via Spotify and don’t forget to support!