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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Audrey – “Paper”
Korean American singer/songwriter Audrey kicks off the list with what she calls “Paper” which showcases her unique melodic style and fiery demeanor. Over a smooth, head-nodding backdrop she blends alluring r&b elements with hip-hop vibes as she pontificates on why she is all about the paper. Get it on Spotify.
Jungle Brown – “We On” Ft. Sampa The Great.
UK hiphop trio Jungle Brown and Sampa The Great help us end the summer on a high note as they deliver the perfect anthem titled “We On” for us to vibe to. The sun-drenched track has a nice smooth texture and head-nodding drums allowing the emcees to ponder on all the positives regardless of the craziness surrounding them. Get it on all DSPs here. Get the album here.
“We On” is taken from their second album entitled ‘Full Circle’, due out on legendary label Mr. Bongo on today on the 27th. To celebrate the album, which also features Fliptrix (High Focus) and Terri Walker, Jungle Brown play an album launch party on the day of release at London’s Old Blue Last and continue on to mini UK tour throughout October. Full listings below with ticket info here.
27th September | Album launch party | Old Blue Last, London *Free
20th October | Wild Paths Festival, Norwich
25th October | 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth *Free
29th October | Retro, Manchester
30th October | The Domino, Leeds
31st October | The Bodega, Nottingham
Cantrell – “1985 (Freestyle)”
Mass Appeal Records artist Cantrell ends his September freestyle series, with 1985 (Freestyle)” as he jumps over the smooth J Cole instrumental and layers his thoughts for us to hear.
Check his new project ou on Spotify below..
Marlenà Taylor – “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)”
UK based Cameroonian emcee Marlenà Taylor shows why she doesn’t conform on her new track “G.O.O.M.S (Get Off Of My Sh*t)”. Backed by a sparse vocal sample laden trap banger, she states her claim from the jump. She delivers her thoughts with fiery energy and confidence as she tackles the opposition and naysayers. She further adds that “I get bored of that. I will not conform to the demands of the world, but to the demands of the people. The content that I put out is a life-long gift from me to the people who listen to my music” Get it on Deezer, Apple Music.
Hailstackz – “Been a While”
Budding hip-hop act who goes by the moniker Hailstackz just released a new EP and one of the tracks that caught our ears is the emotion-laden one titled “Been a While”. Over a smooth, lush backdrop he delivers a melodic laced performance that showcases some versatility on the forefront. Check it out on Apple Music and Deezer.
Kev Hannibal, Rissa, Dizar Lee – “Rise Up”
“Rise Up” is a collaborative track crafted by producer Dizar Lee, singer Rissa, and emcee Kev Hannibal. The trio all hail from Greater Western Sydney and showcases solid chemistry between them over the classic soul-filled boom-bap backdrop. Kev delivers solid verses reminiscent of the vintage NYC flow where he is originally from. Rissa who has Polynesian roots took it home with her soul/gospel magic! The visual by Kenneth Phang and Daniel Lui shows the trio in the lab and in different spots as they do their thing. It also features a mural by graffiti artist Exort.
Jay Qsamo x SK-1 x Sneaks – “Starter pack session”
Jay Qsamo teams up with SK-1 and Sneaks on the 90s styled record “Starter pack session” which sees the trio trade bars. The concept is to capture the energy of classic hip-hop. Check it out
Amplified. – “Redwoods”
Santa Cruz raised hip-hop act Amplified’s newest effort titled “Redwoods” takes us on a heartfelt journey as he details his love for his hometown. Over a soothing, reflective texture, he shows us the beautiful redwood tree forest where he dwells. Amplified was one of the opening acts on last year’s “Vans Warped Tour”, he also supported veteran Reggae/Rock Juggernauts, “The Expendables”. Get it on all DSPs here.
Guapo Jame$ – “First of His Name”
Guapo Jame$’s “First of His Name” is a laid back jam that has a nice blend of west-coast trap vibes. Guapo Jame$ takes time to break down his upbringing and how he made it out the mean streets of BK, New York.
Guapo Jame$ used to rap under the moniker Robbi Swaveé, a name which he has since retired. Get it on Spotify.
NISHA – “FIGURES”
NISHA is all about the competition on her new single titled ‘Figures”. The fiery emcee details how the dark side of the industry can easily consume one if care is not taken. Over the dark vibrant backdrop, she also shows how hard it is to trust anyone.
Get it on Deezer and Spotify.
No display – “PAL.FTK”
The duo of No display returns with their unique offbeat hip-hop as they drop the off-kilter single “PAL.FTK”. Backed by a dynamic cinematic beat by producer Displayhome, emcee NO1 proceeds to drop bars after bars with reckless abandon.
Soaky Siren – “Too Like Lie”
Singer/songwriter Soaky Siren raises the ante on her new upbeat single titled “Too Like Lie”. Over a vibrant dancehall infused backdrop (produced by DallasK), she calmly confronts her ex about his shady past dealings. Armed with smooth, alluring vocals, Soaky Siren makes the guy know that she is not tolerating his actions as she brushes him to the background. On here she blends smooth R&B melodious alongside her Bahamian dialect as she chants ‘You Too Like Lie.’ on the catchy chorus.
Get the LUCAYA EP on iTunes below.