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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VBK Isreal – “Timeless”
VBK Isreal shares a new single “Timeless” which is a showcase of his penmanship. Over a jazz-soul texture, he delivers a short and insightful verse ripe with vivid imagery and a laidback demeanor that we all can rock with.
Genra – “What You Want”
“What you want” by Genra sees the rapper in introspective mode as he dives into the idea of chasing one’s dreams regardless of the odds. He makes use of a dreamy and sublime backdrop to share his thoughts on the matter.
Flower Child – “O.M.T”
Flower Child delivers a soulful piece titled “O.M.T” on our list which sees her teaming with producer PicnicTyme. Bolstered by the punchy drum grooves, warm basslines, and lush textures, Flower Child delivers a fiery rap performance and pepper it all with her sultry melodic runs as well.
Poldoore x ASM – “Hourglass”
Rap duo Poldoore and ASM share the video for their collaborative single “Hourglass.” The single is a soulful head-nodder that showcases the duo’s vivid lyricism and versatile styles. The result is a nostalgia-inducing piece that looks at the past in order to fully reconcile with the present situation and then some. “Hourglass, ” is the first single of the duo’s forthcoming album Soft Focus.
Joe Nora x Heather Grey x Chester Watson – “Vampiric”
“Vampiric” is the first single from Joe Nora and Heather Grey and it also features rapper Chester Watson on vocal duties. Nora and Grey craft a moody and somewhat ominous backdrop for Watson to deliver gloomy and vivid imagery from the deepest portions in his mind.”Vampiric” is taken from the duo’s forthcoming collaborative album.
Ray Gemini – “Good Times Soon Come”
Ray Gemini delivers a heartfelt and solemn piece titled “Good Times Soon Come” which dives into a past relationship. As they say, hindsight is always 20/20 and Gemini realizes what went wrong and points out what he could have done differently. The record is honest to the core and gives a refreshing take on love and relationship from a clear and nuanced perspective.
Bobby JaGGerJacK – “The Boogeyman”
Bobby JaGGerJacK embodies the spirit of “The Boogeyman” in his new single. Over an ominous backdrop, he details a gritty and graphic tale of the hood boogey man who puts fear in the hearts of men. It is quite engaging and vivid from start to finish.
Jehdi Flywalker – “Mazikeen”
Jehdi Flywalker shares the new release “Mazikeen” a moody and solemn track that sees the rapper reflect on how artists sell their souls to acquire fame. It’s quite reflective and honest. The title is a reference to the sexy female deity from the show “Lucifer”
Ozi Jarel – “Blood”
Ugandan/Sudanese Rapper & Poet Ozi Jarel delivers a fiery performance in his new release “Blood” which sees him detail the numerous effects of War on the millennial diaspora, promoting a sense of responsibility among youth through internal reflection. He makes use of a cinematic and vibrant backdrop to deliver his thought-provoking message.
Raw Soul – “We Both Lose” (Prod. By Anywaywell)
Raw Soul pours out his feelings on his new release “We Both Lose” which sees him teaming with producer Anywaywell. Over a somber production, Raw Soul reflects on the breakdown of his relationship and all the dynamics in between the drama.
Rowlan – “no love, no trust”
Rowlan digs deep into his pain and emotions on his new release “no love, no trust.” A moody love-soaked track that dives into the aftermath of a soured relationship.
Mike Titan x A7MC x Zcience Division x Aida – “Zcientifik Intelligence”
“Zcientifik Intelligence” is a collaboration between Mike Titan (The Bronx), A7MC (Detroit), Aida (Queens, NY), and Zcience Division (London UK). The result is a lyric-dense track showcasing the different styles of the rappers using varied scientific references over a moody and punchy backdrop laid before them.
Raging Moses – “Refocus”
Raging Moses makes his entry on our list with this solemn track “Refocus” which dives into the need to align one’s center to their true purpose. The production here is sublime and soulful and Moses delivers a solid performance with his laidback flow.
Tee Peters & Paklite – “Zone 2-3”
“Zone 2-3” is a solemn piece from UK’s Tee Peters and Paklite who team up to deliver the goods. Peters is in his element and delivers a reflective and heartfelt performance ripe with conscious and insightful lyrics that listeners can grow on. The track is the perfect backdrop for people looking to “zone out” on their commute or study time.
Young Bull – “Dreamin” (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
Up and coming North Carolina collective Young Bull team up with BJ the Chicago Kid for this awesome collaboration titled “Dreamin.” The result is a funk-laden soulful record ripe with sultry melodic runs, slick guitar runs, and an undeniable groove to match. The production is crafted by Young Bull’s own Solomon Fox and is co-produced by critically acclaimed producer and fellow North Carolinian, Khrysis (credits: Mac Miller, Rapsody, Conway The Machine, the list goes on…)
John Alex Harper – “Testing”
John Alex Harper delivers a smooth performance on his new release “Testing.” A mellow piano-laden track produced by Mr. TrEEz. Harper is pretty much having a blast on this one with his stream of consciousness style of rap.
theWHOevers – “supersonic”
Chi-town-based Filipino American Duo theWHOevers (J. Arthur & Lloyd Dotdot) make their entry on this week’s list with “supersonic” a funk/soul hip-hop-infused record that showcases the duo’s versatile style. From laidback raps to soulful melodic runs over smooth alluring backdrops, the dup deliver that classic vibe we all grew up on.
Roc Raw – “Therapy”
Roc Raw caught our ears with this heartfelt and personal single titled “Therapy.” The track gives listeners a glimpse into the rapper’s life and his coping mechanism with the craziness going on around him.
Dango Forlaine – “Blood Claat Ting”
Emerging emcee Dango Forlaine makes his entry on our list with his gritty single titled “Blood Claat Ting.” The track sees the rappers delivering boastful bars laced with insightful elements over the cinematic backdrop laid before them.
This is the lead track from the forthcoming album Mazmanadium on Black Buffalo Records
Kut One – “Make A Dolla” (feat. Sadat X)
Kut One is back with a brand new single “Make A Dolla” which sees him teaming with legendary emcee Sadat X. The track is built on a gloomy texture and crunchy drums which blends effortlessly with Sadat X’s characteristic offbeat and commanding flow and vivid lyricism. “Make a Dolla,” serves as the latest offering from the producer/DJ’s upcoming album, Live Wires 2.
Get it on all DSPs here.
Jah Freedom x kil ripkin x finian st omer – “Peasantry”
“Peasantry” is a brilliant collaboration between Jah Freedom, Kil Ripkin, and Finian st omer (formerly known as Chaundon of the NC collective Justice League ). The result is a hard-hitting cut that boasts thought lyrics about self-love and growth.
Vocab Slick – “When I’m Here”
Vocab Slick releases the focus single “When I’m Here,” taken from his new LP, Language. The track has a retrospective and somber vibe and sees the Bay Area emcee diving into the concept of giving flowers to those who deserve it while they are alive. He is also joined by vocalist Simone Mosley who delivers a gripping heartwarming chorus and fellow emcee Equipto who brings an insightful perspective to his verse. The 18 track effort boasts guest appearances from Zion I (RIP), The Grouch, and Equipto among others, and is available now via DR Music.
Get it on all DSPs here.
Ash The Author – “Aberdeen”
Ash The Author closes out this week’s playlist with the reflective tune titled “Aberdeen.” Over a soulful soundscape, he gives listeners a glimpse into his life and his journey as a young black man.
Get it on SoundCloud.