The weekly Top Submissions aims to showcase a selected crop of acts that cross our paths. From the best tracks/videos from far and wide, we gather the upper echelon of artists you can find and give them a platform to be further recognized for their works. So, sit back and tune in, and don’t forget to show them some love by following them on all social media platforms
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Concept – “Meditate” (Ft. Myrts Son)
Concept teams up with Myrts Son on the heartfelt song “Meditate.” A soulful track that reflects on the daily hardships people face.
Rxtherapper – “Forgot about Dre” remix (Remix by RXTHERAPPER )
RX The Rapper shares his own version of the classic Dr. Dre song “Forgot about Dre.” The rapper is in his element and delivers vivid lyrics with fiery flows to match.
Antwon King – “The Hard Way”
Antwon King reflects on the dynamics of being in a rough relationship on his new single “The Hard Way.” The production is quite crisp and has a catchy chorus that everyone can rock with but Antwon King’s vivid lyrics about toxicity are quite dark. It will surely make listeners think deep.
Unorthodocks x Lord Juco – “Melo With The Braids Pt. II”
Phoenix-based lyricist Unorthodocks teams up with T-Dot rap veteran Lord Juco on his new release titled “Melo With The Braids Pt. II.” Over a mellow soulful backdrop, both emcees proceed to deliver solid bars and display their pen game on full blast. The track is produced by J. Wizdum.
Julia Lostrom – “What It All Back”
Melbourne-based emerging singer Julia Lostrom shares a new single “What It All Back” which dives into self-love and the need to unclog one’s mental overload. Over a smooth guitar-laden backdrop crafted by Hamley and Max Glyde, Lostrom delivers a solid melodic performance ripe with her soothing vocal tone and reflective lyrics that everyone can relate to.
Get it on SoundCloud,
Zak North – “Kidz Die II”
Zak North‘s “Kidz Die II” is a heartfelt and insightful track that dwells on man’s mortality. The song is inspired by North’s own experiences when his son was hospitalized with a near-fatal injury and got him thinking of recalibrating his mindset. Over a punchy and lush backdrop, he muses over the irrelevant things we often dwell on as opposed to the more serious issues at hand when it comes to life, being a dad, and taking care of your loved ones.
” Kidz Die II” is the first song released from Zak North since releasing a compilation project consisting of older sounds. The track is produced by Jabari On The Beat.
Bryson Williams – “Waves / 3 in a Row”
Bryson Williams comes through with this sublime and heartfelt single titled “Waves / 3 in a Row.” The track is composed of two different beats that showcase the rapper’s versatility. The first half has a dreamy reflective vibe which switches into a moody mellow vibe in the second half. It’s taken from his 15 track project titled Teal & Beige.
Paradox & DJ Sean P – “Back At It” (feat. Wordsworth)
Paradox & DJ Sean P team up with rap veteran Wordsworth for this lyric dense track titled “Back At It.” Over smooth jazzy vibes, the duo deliver nothing but pure bars while DJ Sean P cuts up the chorus with excellent vocal scratches
Get it on YouTube, Deezer
Dax – “Child Of God”
As Dax prepares to drop his debut album he shares the heartfelt track “Child Of God” which sees him reflecting on his faith and his flaws, The visual is quite engaging and follows the rapper’s transformation from the old to the new.
Get it on SoundCloud, Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify
Savis – “Candidly”
Savis shares the Epik The Dawn produced track titled “Candidly” and it’s a showcase of his pen game. He shares his inner fears, hopes, and more. It’s quite heartfelt and honest.
VENMC x Ali Saeed – “Curry Chicken”
VENMC and Ali Saeed represent their South Asian roots on this punchy single titled “Curry Chicken” As 1st generation Americans, the duo has had to live dual lives balancing American cultures and their sacred family life. however, this track sees them embodying their true self and finding strength in their heritage.
Get it on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube
D.R. Da Rula – “McNamara Freestyle”
D.R. Da Rula shares the visuals for his song “McNamara Freestyle” taken from his 4 song EP released July 1st. The Detroit, MI. emcee is in his element as he delivers an impassioned performance ripe with bravado and some insight into his journey as an artist.
Aurora Anthony – “Terracotta”
Straight out of New York’s Lower East Side comes indie rapper Aurora Anthony who shares his new video titled “Terracotta.” Over a moody and groovy backdrop, he delivers a bravado-laden performance with his distinct flow. “Terracotta” is taken from his debut album TUNDE set to drop on 8/13. He also reveals the cover art for the album which was notably created by renowned American painter and sculptor Reginald Sylvester II.
Get it on all DSPs here.
Bread of Kaliwild – “Star” (feat. Sadat X, Lord Jamar & Sirius)
L.A. rap stalwart Bread of Kaliwild links with fellow hip-hop luminaries Sadat X and Lord Jamar for his inspirational and thoughtful new single/video, “Star” taken from his forthcoming LP, A Breath of Fresh Air.
The video is directed by Gabe Evans, while Dani Chaya provided the character illustrations and William “Dolla” Chapman did the animation. Together, they provide Bread and his guests with a colorful, uplifting visual canvas that hip-hop fans of all ages can enjoy. The same goes for the message of the track itself, which Bread kicks off with rhymes about overcoming whatever life brings your way while maintaining the blue flame inside you. This theme is reinforced by a strong hook supplied by singer/songwriter, Sirius.
Boy Pierce – “My Friend Dan”
Indie rapper Boy Pierce introduces to his friend on his new single “My Friend Dan” over a piano-laden and punchy track he shares how he made the track for his friend and hopefully he likes it.
Get it on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer
Odd Atlas – “Ivory Gull”
Odd Atlas’s “Ivory Gull” is a self-produced experimental and off-kilter track ripe with moody and cinematic textures. His vocal style is laidback and somewhat hushed but his lyrics are vivid.
Get it on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
Tieran – “Talk My Shit”
Tieran is in his element as he drops his new release titled “Talk My Shit.” Backed by a booming production, he goes forth with solid bars and reminds listeners that he is no one to play with.
Get it on YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify
STEP1 – “Came Thru”
UK rapper STEP1 shares this punchy lyric dense track “Came Thru” that displays his pen game to the fullest. It is all about exuding confidence at all times and not faltering to outside forces.
Foluú – “Oga”
Alke Rap connoisseur Foluú comes through with this anthemic jam titled “Oga.” The track has a mix of hip-hop, Afropop, and Afrocentric elements that showcase his versatility. The rapper doesn’t hold back and delivers a bravado-laden performance ripe with Nigerian culture references and more.
Anthony OKS – “All About You”
Indie Winnipeg rapper and songwriter Anthony OKS shares his latest single “All About You.” backed by producer paalsh‘s laidback guitar-laden track OKS focuses on the importance of community and showing love to others. He delivers a melody-laden performance with evocative lyrics that everyone can relate to. The self-reflective approach that underlies “All About You” sets the stage for the new Anthony OKS album.
Chuuwee x Money Montage – “Code Vein”
“Code Vein” is the second and last single from Sacramento emcee Chuuwee and New York producer Money Montage‘s upcoming album. The track is punchy and has a dark texture that fits Chuuwee’s fiery flow and vivid lyrics.
The duo’s album titled “No More Rappers” will be released next Friday on August 6th via Below System Records.
Get the Single DSPs here and pre-order the album here
Jthurston – “Kings and Gods”
Jthurston shares the cinematic visuals for his insightful single “Kings and Gods.” Over a moody and somewhat dark backdrop, he reflects on real-time issues like self-destructive lifestyles glorified in many modern forms of media and also the effects of over-bloated virtual imagery and lack of accountability.
Get it on YouTube, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer
Marco Mello – “Summertime Love”
German hip-hop act Marco Mello makes his entry on our list with this summer-tinged love-soaked tack titled “Summertime Love.” The backdrop has an exotic and groovy vibe while the lyrics are vivid and bring listeners deep into the mix of action. We get to see the dynamics of two individuals in love and how it all unravels as it ends abruptly.
Get it on Deezer
Thelo – “NEWULTRA”
Indie Canadian rapper Thelo closes the list with the heartfelt and somber single titled “NEWULTRA.” Bolstered by a smooth reflective backdrop, he details how he is trying to move from his past and the many hurdles he has to face to become a new person.