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 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts. Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.
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Louis Metric – “Dust”
Louis Metric opens up the list with “Dust”, a self-reflective piece that explores his dual role as an artist and producer. He makes use of a lush synth-driven backdrop and delivers a hearty story of his journey through the years.
“Dust” is from his self-produced album, Faking The Experience.
JC – The Truth – “Ode”
JC – The Truth‘s “Ode” is an upbeat bravado laced single that is filled with quips like “..I’m back, no beating around the bush just facts/most of these rappers on the radio ain’t nothing but trash…”. He is quite relentless on this cut and proceeds to serve the opposition the proverbial cold shoulder on wax. Get it on Soundcloud.
JIA DAVIS AND DJ CRUCIAL – “REALITY KING” (PRODUCED BY CAPO)
“REALITY KING” sees Jia Davis and DJ Crucial team up over a smooth soulful backdrop courtesy of Capo. The sample would be recognized by rap heads and the way it’s flipped here is solid and works well for Davis’s insightful and reflective lyrics. The song is peppered by a vocal scratch by DJ Crucial who takes rap legends vocals to add to the dope song.
Flowervillain – “50 dumplings”
Producer Flowervillain is back with another excellent remix with his new cut “50 dumplings.” On this one, he takes Freddie Gibbs “Terrorist” and revamps it with a summer-tinged backdrop. Nice moody textures and mellow drums make this pretty solid.
Burden – “Problem Child”
Tampa, Fl emcee Burden makes his debut on our list with a very poignant personal single he titles “Problem Child.” He delivers a fiery performance over a bouncy trap backdrop and brings to the fore his bravado laced style tinged with life experiences. he acknowledges his flaws and all his troubles but he keeps going regardless. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Broughton – “Things Change”
“Things Change” is Broughton‘s ninth single of 2020. The track has a laidback reflective aura and details the emotions that come with change.
MOAN – “Manic”
MOAN shares the visuals for “Manic” taken from Bipolar Love Affair E.P with KULMA. Although it was shot late 2019 during his show in Barcelona and shows his one-man hip-hop journey.
The video reflects his day to day activities while under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs, inner anger, and much more.
Roc C – “Ain’t Ready Yet”
Oxnard emcee Roc C comes through with a gritty jam titled “Ain’t Ready Yet.” A harrowing look at life on the streets and all the ups and downs that come with that life. The track is produced by Dae One.
His debut album “All Questions Answered” was released in 2006 via Stones Throw Records. Get it on Apple Music
Xavvi – “Therapeutic”
Xavvi ‘s “Therapeutic” is a solemn, reflective jam that explores the ways of getting through one’s struggles stemming from a breakup. Backed by a lush, soulful backdrop, he reflects on the negative energy thrown at him by his ex and his journey to flushing her out of his life forever. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify
Miles From Kinshasa – “Lookin’ 4 U”
Congo-born, London-based artist Miles From Kinshasa shares his new single “Lookin’ 4 U.” The track is a nice fusion of RnB/soul and electronic elements as Miles From Kinshasa delivers a laidback melodic performance that shows his vocal range and relatable songwriting skills.
Just like his recent single “Wearing Smiles”, “Lookin 4 U” will be on his forthcoming EP Beloved, out next month.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Dax – “Thought Those Were My Last Words”
Dax takes time to reflect on his life on the heartwarming single”Thought Those Were My Last Words.” He makes use of a bouncy trap backdrop and declares his mission statement from henceforth. He is done with the negative elements in his life and he is now focused on being a better person. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify
International Show – “Rise”
International Show is a Boston, MA-based artist-producer-songwriter-multi- instrumentalist and music director who makes his debut on our list with is new single “Rise.” He makes use of a triumphant/soulful backdrop, he delivers uplifting lyrics in these dark times while The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers help raise the energy with their soul-gripping chorus.
Get it on Soundcloud
Kaleel Carpè – “Break Tha Concrete Freestyle”
Kaleel Carpè ‘s “Break Tha Concrete Freestyle” is his welcome back song after taking 3 years off to reorganize himself. Draped by an anthemic vocal laden backdrop, Carpè doesn’t hold back and delivers a solid performance as he reflects on his journey thus far. Get it on Apple Music//
MazeHaze – “Slashin’ ” (prod. Nedarb)
MazeHaze delivers a hard-hitting gem titled “Slashin’ “. The track produced by Nedarb has a dark ominous texture over trap drums. MazeHaze comes through and goes for the jugular with his bravado laced flow
Karl Monroe – “Renaissance”
“Renaissance” by Karl Monroe takes us back to the essence of this thing called hip-hop. Monroe comes though with a OG flow and confidence over a solemn backdrop while painting pictures of the classic era of rap.
Coi Leray – “Do Better”
“Do Better” by Coi Leray closes the list. The emerging New Jersey artist delivers a melodic flow over the upbeat trap backdrop. She takes time to reflect on her upbringing and much more. As the title says, she is poised to level up and take her art to the next plateau. “Do Better” instantly sets the tone for Coi’s mentality entering the next chapter of her career.
On August 14th Coi Leray will release her highly anticipated 6-track EP, Now or Never. With star-studded appearances from Kiana Ledé, Sevyn Streeter, Fetty Wap, and Gunna, this project flexes Coi Leray’s musical evolution as an artist with depth and range. Stream “Do Better” on all DSPs here.