We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5 so we switched it up so now we curating the Top 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Scholars Ent. – Never Learn (feat. Percee P, Thrust, JD Era & Billy Danze)
Canadian hip-hop outfit Scholars Ent.deliver the last addition to their Maintenance playlist of cross-border collaborations with the release of this new record titled “Never Learn”. The gritty record was produced by The LJ and features solid verses from the legendary Percee P, Thrust, Toronto’s JD Era & Billy Danze (of M.O.P fame). Need we say more? hit the play button and get with the wickedness.
Broughton – R.I.P Joyce.
Emcee Broughton pays tribute to his late nan on his new record titled “R.I.P Joyce.”. Over a dark solemn soundscape, the rapper shares his feelings and how he is dealing with the situation. He states that it’s far from being easy and he is really struggling to come to terms with the loss. Rest In Peace Joyce.
Get the audio on iTunes
Trip Bishop – Overdue.
Winnipeg, Canada emcee Trip Bishop lets us know that his rise to the apex is “Overdue” on his new song. Armed with a booming, laid-back flow he dwells on his journey over a head nodding backdrop.
Teeklef – Feel Like.
US based Nigerian born singer/songwriter Teeklef shares with us his unique take on afro infused music on “Feel Like”. He teams up with Producer Trip Crowley who gifts him with a groovy, alluring backdrop that fits his smooth vocal tone. “Feel Like” is the second single from his AfroPop EP, which is part 1 of a project exploring the melding of Afrobeat and Hip Hop cultures.
He’s currently on tour showcasing his music and the music of various other African artists living in America and abroad.
Kara Ali – Love and Music.
Rising NY based singer/instrumentalist Kara Ali dazzles us with her brand of alternative pop vibes on new single “Love and Music”. The record is a guitar driven pop ballad that is soothing and fun-filled from start to finish. She keeps it minimalistic too with a steady groove,. alluring vocals and catchy hook to match.
This is the second single off her forthcoming EP to be titled “Other Side of Sunshine“.
God-Des – Wasting Time.
God-Des shares her fears and hopes on her new single titled “Wasting Time.” Over a sprinkling piano driven backdrop, she details the pitfalls of being an adult with dreams deferred. It is very honest, entertaining and inspiring at the same time.
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mindswimmer – omnipotent (wee ah wuhn).
mindswimmer drop “omnipotent (wee ah wuhn).” The record is highly experimental and inclusive in terms of the culture they are inspired by.Continuing to explore their improvisatory spirit, the group blends jazz, house, Afrobeat, hip-hop and Krautrock – all drum-centric musical modalities. The band is joined in this effort with features from legendary Chicago MC, Thaione Davis and the soulfully conversational voicings of Shev Rock. The record captures the jazz quintet each showing moments of singular brilliance.
mindswimmer is releasing 12 records this year, one per month. This is taken from “Land of Upright Peoples”, the second instalment in this series. “Land of Upright Peoples” is a play on the meaning of Burkina Faso, the powerful and beautiful name chosen by former president Thomas Sankara to unify the country’s diverse population under a shared character trait – honesty.
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Chester Watson – Time Moves Slower Here.
Alternative rapper Chester Watson shares his new video “Time Moves Slower Here.” with us. The record has a mellow, cinematic texture (courtesy of producer Shungu) and sees the rapper dwell on things that matter to him from friendship and keeping his head above water in this crazy world.
Tiana Khasi – They Call Me.
Samoan-Indian-Australian artist Tiana Khasi switch up the vibe on the list with the release of her new song They Call Me. An anthemic record that challenges the problematic depictions of women in history and literature. She also uses it as a homage to the fierce women whose rebellion, fire and strength inspires her (especially her Tinā ole Tinā (Nana)
She’s currently working up to the release of her debut EP ‘Meghalaya’, produced by Sampology, and releases a new single ‘They Call Me’ today ahead of its release on March 29.
Crossing Continents Artist Collective – You, Me, & Mary.
“You, Me, & Mary “is a collaboration between 5 artists from Argentina and the U.S. Sessions were recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Houston, U.S.A. – New York, U.S.A.
Crossing Continents is an artist collective of musicians, photographers, and designers. We create collaborations between artists that live in different places of the world. Music collaborations that cross continents.
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Hunnid – No Lights.
The Southside of Chicago raised emcee Hunnid journes to the darkest parts of the ghetto on his new track “No Lights.” Over a dark, cinematic backdrop he details the effects of poverty, crime and the cracks in between.Hunnid is devoted to bringing light to the issues of his community and helping in any possible way. His music often references both the good and the bad of being raised in such an environment. However, his mission transcends music as Hunnid participates in any events that involves the progression of his community.