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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The Good People feat. Sadat X and Napoleon Da Legend – When You’re Done.
The Good People bring that the good old vintage hip-hop with their new release titled “When You’re done”. The track bridges the gap between the older generation and the new one as they tap the talents of hip hop legend Sadat X and currently one of the hardest Emcees working in hip hop, Napoleon Da Legend. It’s a smooth joint from start to finish.
Second single off the album “Good For Nuthin”. Get it on Spotify.
Jez Dior – Nobody Knows.
Los Angeles-based rapper, singer and songwriter Jez Dior shares the video for his song “Nobody Knows”. The love-laden song produced by Chris Wallace and Matt Rad has a nice blend of lush guitars and groovy drums that compliments Dior’s mellow flow and melodic hook.
The video was shot across two different states when he was on tour (Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT ) and captures the talented act in his element at various spots and then some. It also details the story of a budding romance, the video highlights the rush of being fully spellbound by somebody. Interspersed with clips of Dior traveling on a sold-out tour, where he can’t stop thinking about his love interest, the visual showcases the highs and lows of infatuation. The concept of the video takes inspiration from Dior’s real life, representing the struggles he has dealt with in his own relationships while being a touring artist.
Jae Himself – DeLorean.
Jae Himself is a Hip Hop artist from Newark, NJ. who pops up on our list with a smooth, soulful gem titled “DeLorean”. He brings the listener close to the action with his vivid storytelling and commanding flow over the slamming backdrop produced by Dope Boyz Muzik. It was inspired by the 80’s blockbuster film “Back to the Future”, takes listeners back to what life was like growing up in Newark, NJ, and Los Angeles through the individual lenses of Jae Himself and Quincey White, respectively.
René – I Need Ya.
Brooklyn based R&B newcomer, René shares with us her sophomore commercial release titled “I Need Ya”. The sultry cut showcases her smooth, alluring vocals over a lush, dreamy soundscape. Inspired by RnB greats such as Brandy and Toni Braxton, René brings back that classic RnB sounds merged with new age elements (think Ella Mai, SZA etc). The song was produced by emerging producer Macc McCray.
Get it on Spotify.
Chuckie Campbell – Dream is but a Dream.
”Dream is but a Dream” appears on Chuckie Campbell’s new album, Taking Back Tomorrow. The video is pretty vivid and follows four vignettes connected by the concepts of commitment, discipline, and dedication; each vignette details a secular space that doubles as a “church” for the character, a place of spiritual freedom and connection.
Hopsin + Dax – You Should’ve Known.
Hopsin teams up with fast emerging Hip Hop artist Dax in this BirdBox themed thriller. “You Should’ve Known” . It is very vivid and uses elements of the Netflix film to varying degrees. Interesting stuff.
After Funk – The Mess We’ve Become.
Allwood (who also plays keys), drummer Jaime Rosenberg, guitarist Phil Tessis, and bassist Justin Bontje are the cats who make up the band After Funk. As their name suggests, they specialize in a wide range of genres from R&B, disco, jazz, soul, Latin, and, well, funk. Their new single “The Mess We’ve Become” has a classic RnB vibe laced with jazz elements.
“The Mess We’ve Become” is off the band’s forthcoming LP Santa Barbara which is an imminently engaging, fully-wrought record that takes the listener by the hand and sprints off into a heady journey, Santa Barbara is nuanced, articulate, and profoundly satisfying.
Omo Frenchie – Afro Drill
UK act who goes by the moniker Omo Frenchie brings to our attention his brand of new street sound, mixing Drill and Afrobeats on his latest single “Afro Drill”. Taking inspiration from French artist MHD’s ‘Afro Trap’, he has taken elements from both Drill and Afrobeats (instrumentation, flow and beats) to create a new sound ‘Afro Drill’. Tthe track also comes equipped with an vibrant music video (directed by Defenders Ent – out now on Linkup TV) which further pushes the Drill x Afrobeats crossover, where local street backdrops are littered with troop style Afrobeats dance routines. He further explains the idea behind the concept as follows “Afro Drill was designed to bring a more fun to drill music and remove any talk of gang or violent influence”
Kabia x Korbz – Link Up.
Michael Kabia aka Kabia links up with Korbz on his new record aptly titled “Link Up”. The song is actually about how the duo met and how they started working together in the music industry despitte being indivual acts themselves
Michael Kabia was born in Sierra Leone. At the age of 3 he moved to Norway with his family due to the Civil war. He and Korbz are actually cousins. His style has clear traces in the hip-hop / urban landscape, which quickly gets you in a good mood. He is someone who is inspired by life and use art and music to expose life from different angles and from his own perception
Trvpbeez – Over My Dead Body.
Emerging Atlanta native Trvpbeez shares a poignant record titled “Over My Dead Body”. Over a gripping dark soundscape he takes us deep into his world with vivid lyrical detail and a commanding flow. His goal is to bring hard BARS back into Atlanta, while remaining authentically Trvpbeez. Just a dope dude trying to “trap” his dope music.
Be sure to follow him on all social media platforms for the latest news, releases, and more. Twitter
wldflwr – patience.
Singer/songwriter Wldflwr wraps up this week’s list with her soothing cut titled “Patience”. The mellow soulful cut sees her collaborating with producers crewsheff & earl black & dark dred who craft the perfect backdrop for her to work with.
Fun Fact: She recorded her vocals in her car. Follow her on Twitter
it’s been a while right? hi. shit i’m so nervous to drop this. wow. i hope i make good music still. when my mom passed away, i didn’t really know if i could find the motivation to sing again, or write but here i am and shit. tryin’. navigating through life just tryin’. anxiety like a bitch and fuckin’ shit up all around me, but I’m tryin’ to make one beautiful thing, at least, and that’s this art. this huge piece of me. all my pain and all my truth for your ears. i hope you feel something.
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