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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ZANGBA – “Hotep Brother”
NY based Liberian-American rapper ZANGBA takes us into a deeper realm on the atmospheric vibes of his new release “Hotep Brother.” The soothing vibes see the rapper delivering vivid uplifting raps about his growth and implores the listener to focus on worth ethic than anything else.
Friends of Monsters x Chali 2na x Llamabeats x AYNT – “What’s Your Planet?”
“What’s Your Planet?” is a vibrant posse cut by Friends of Monsters (Llamabeats x AYNT ) and Chali 2na(of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli fame). A funky celebration that focuses on self-expression through music and rhyme that displays the group’s good vibes and profound lyricism. The Saxophones on the track is played by Dela of Slightly Stoopid. Llamabeats is a hip-hop collective from Miami, FL. Currently based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
James Vickery – “Pressure Pt II” (with Sinead Harnett)
James Vickery teams up with singer Sinead Harnett for “Pressure Pt II.” A follow up to the previously released record of the same name (with SG Lewis). This will be the first of three vocal “reworks” from his new project Overture – The Reworks which gives his fans a new take on his picks from the critically acclaimed Overture EP released in March.
Self Provoked, Vel the Wonder, Blu & NugLife – “Sigils”
L.A. underground rap legends, Self Provoked, Vel the Wonder, and Blu team up for a solid collabo “Sigils” which is produced by NugLife. Over a mellow soulful backdrop, the trio delivers feel-good bars about different situations that are both relatable and contemplative too.
Ashley Deyj – “100 Seconds from Doom”
Emerging rapper Ashley Deyj dives deep in thought with the solemn track “100 Seconds from Doom.” Over a smooth piano-laden backdrop, she delivers vivid raps about her struggles and fears amongst other things.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud
HANiF THE BARBER & TOPE -” LLC” (Produced by TOPE & Anthony Danza).
Rapper HANiF THE BARBER teams up with producer/emcee TOPE for ” LLC.” A summer drenched uplifting track about leveling up in the business world. “LLC” is directed by Bausik Films and features HANiF flexing a couple of fire 16s in front of his own 100% independently owned Black Barbershop, “Tonsor” located in downtown Vancouver, WA. ” LLC” is taken from his joint EP ‘No Clout.’ Foregoing streaming services, HANiF made the decision to put his return EP on Bandcamp.
Nate quest – “The szn” ft nick crucial.
Emerging rapper Nate Quest teams up with nick crucial for “The szn.” An 808 laden track that sees Quest detailing his relationship with some unidentified lady and then some.
Quest’s third installment INSIGNIA was released on June 21st, 2020. Get it on Soundcloud.
Jaywop – “Screen Door”
Straight out of Phoenix, AZ comes rapper Jaywop who shares some insightful vibes on his new release titled “Screen Door.” armed with a smooth flow and vivid lyricism, he details his growth in the industry and how he is set on finding his true path in life. He illustrates his relentlessness towards his craft despite only garnering “40 plays and 4 retweets.” The video has a summer tinged feel and captures the emcee riding around the city of angels. during the day and towards the second half of the video it switches to night time where he is in front of a store doing his thing. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
The Dutchess – “Haterz”
The Dutchess really puts the”Haterz” on blast on her new track. backed by a vibrant bouncy track, she goes for the jugular and sends warning shots to the naysayers and lets them know that she is chilling and doing well.
She adds that the song was birthed when she realized that people started showing their true colors after Covid shut down everything. Get it on Soundcloud.
Saint Soldier – “Kumbaya”
Saint Soldier takes time to reflect on the current state of affairs in the world on his new release titled “Kumbaya.” Backed. by a haunting cinematic beat, he details a myriad of situations where people are doing whatever it is they can to rise above their individual slump.
Saint Soldier was born in Punjab in 1984, and raised in Canada. Facing the challenges of early immigration and racism he found himself relating to hip hop music in the 90’s. Now a spoken word artist and rapper, Saint’s music has themes of self-understanding, self-empowerment, and Oneness.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
Def Manic – “No Heroes”
Def Manic looks at the struggles and hopes that linger in our lives on the melancholic “No Heroes.” Over a dark cinematic texture, he shares his own experiences dealing with the pros and cons of life.
Chuuwee – “Taking Time”
Chuuwee shares a new cut “Taking Time” for our listening pleasure. Backed by a moody mellow backdrop, he comes through with some insightful lyrics filled with gems and bravado. The song is taken from the new album Hear No Equal. The album is a collection of released and unreleased songs that never made an actual album. The album is available on all DSPs here
Nello Luchi – “OH MY!”
Nello Luchi’s “OH MY!” is a brooding track that explores police brutality and race relations. Over a dark ominous backdrop courtesy of Swish Allnet (credits include Eminem‘s “Normal” & 50 Cent’s “Flight 187”), Luchi delivers a gloomy verse of overzealous cops committing extrajudicial killings and much more.
The song was originally recorded well over a year ago, but it’s a truthful account of the current state of race relations straight out of today’s headlines.
Get it on AudioMack//Spotify