Top 10 submissions
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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CoolHandTrew – 1000x’s.
CoolhandTrew helps kick off this week’s list with a soulful record titled “1000x’s”. The head nodder was produced by Mark Henry and serves as a perfect backdrop for Trew’s smooth flow as he spins a tale of love going sour.
Neak – Legacy
Neak is not new to us on TWIB and has been producing for others while crafting his own music. His latest record titled “Legacy” takes a more personal note as he aims for the apex with his God given gifts while inspiring others to do the same before their time is up. The self-produced record is soulful, gritty and hits the mark.
LAOLU – So Right.
UK singer Laolu delivers the visual for her previously released single “So Right”. The vibrant song gets a solid visual that is fun-filled and summery as well. It also exudes the most carefree and open that we have seen Laolu in recent times, beautifully mirroring the infectious and uplifting feeling of the single.
“So Right” is the third and final single from her forthcoming All In Me EP.
Oloff – MarioLuigi.
UK experimental rapper Oloff hits us with this brooding record titled “MarioLuigi”. He takes his pen and taps deep into his frustrations and then some. He takes about a myriad of issues ranging from drugs, failure, and half-hearted acceptance while using subtle Mario references. We urge you to listen deep to this one.
AWAR – Bricks Like 86 (feat. Styles P & Jadakiss)
Rap veteran AWAR teams up with Styles P & Jadakiss on this hard-hitting single titled “Bricks Like 86”. The song was produced by Vanderslice (who AWAR also has a duo with) and fits the raw rhymes delivered by AWAR and the LOX members as they paint vivid pictures of the 80s crack era and all of its glitz and body count.
AWAR’s album, “Spoils of War” is scheduled to release October 26, 2018. Purchase the 7″ Vinyl here.
okay(K) – The Truman Show
KK Love – MOVING ON
Kayln Love aka KK Love debuts on the Top 10 Submissions with her 90s inspired RnB record titled “Moving On”. She teamed up with producer Slikk Muzik who crafts a lush and groovy backdrop for the young singer to convey her thoughts about a potential relationship that eventually went south. Hit the play button and get familiar.
Ashlee & Evan – Safe Zone.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross dropped their new single ‘Safe Zone’ as part of their weekly music release. The anthemic record was produced by Lamont Neuble and Tim Stewart who blend a rich guitar stab, throbbing bassline and smooth keys for the duo’s expressive vocal performance.
Jay Warren – Need You Right Now.
Jay Warren comes through with his new record “Need You Right Now”. This smooth R&B track leans heavily on Jay’s silk laden vocal performance. As he croons, laidback, spaced out beats flow endlessly beneath his calls for love in a lonely world.
While the vocals lean in that direction, the track would fit comfortably on any chill playlist.
Kaien Cruz – Dangerous
South African singer-songwriter Kaien Cruz just dropped her brand new single, the alluring “Dangerous”. The single fuses pop and nu-soul elements with an infectious electronic beat, ‘Dangerous’ radiates flickers of summer melodies, lyrically echoing the sentiment of ‘Maneater’ (both Hall & Oates, and Nelly Furtado versions).
Kaien said: “I wrote ‘Dangerous’ during a very frustrating time in my life. I’d just realized that a lot of people in this industry that I thought had my back, actually didn’t. So this song is about those people and other things in my life that I thought were good for me, but were only holding me back.”
OS – Bowser’s Castle.
Philly raised rapper who goes by the moniker OS shares his Super Mario Bros inspired single titled “Bowser’s Castle”. It starts with a letter by Princess Toadstool who seeks the help of Mario to come to her rescue . OS delivers his lines with a laid-back, off-kilter style reminiscent of early Earl Sweatshirt but also shows some DOOM influences as well. The beat was made by a friend of OS who challenged him to write his verse in 10 minutes which he did. The SMB inspiration came due to the fact that OS had been playing the game a whole lot and the beat reminded him of the video game.
This song is the intro track to my recently released album titled “Road Trip”.
joe P the MC – SUPER.
Joe P. the MC is all about the lyrics as he dropped a new single titled “Super”. Over a laid-back, groovy soundscape, he delivers his nuanced flow and vivid lyricism in a precocious manner.
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