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Badfellas x Bobby J From Rockaway – “Paint Houses”
Badfellas team up with Bobby J From Rockaway for the dark single “Paint Houses.” The track produced by Max Perry makes use of a familiar sample and flips it in a very inventive style which sees The Truth, Frank B, and Bobby J delivering vivid lyrics with impassioned flows. The track is the duo’s fifth release from their Badfellas project and the video was shot by CCMG Productions/Sheesher Films.
The title is inspired by Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses” which was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman film.
Ethan Torrance x YellowTapee – “Six Feet Below”
Toronto and NY collide as Ethan Torrance and YellowTapee team up for a lyric-dense collaboration titled “Six Feet Below.” Bolstered by a moody cinematic backdrop provided by Sparkwoods, the rappers bring out the proverbial verbal guns to knock out the opposition.
Lucky Tatt & Endemic Emerald – “Answer To A Question”
Brooklyn Emcee Lucky Tatt teams up with producer Endemic Emerald for a hard-hitting yet thought-provoking track titled “Answer To A Question.” Lucky Tatt makes good use of Emerald’s ominous backdrop to drop some gems concerning the elevation of his community. He reminds us that finding solutions is the best bet as opposed to complaining or wallowing in our sorrows.
“Answer To A Question” is the first release from the duo of Lucky Tatt and Endemic Emerald. The duo is now preparing to drop their full LP Provenance on the 24th of September this year. Pre-order Provenance LP/CD on Bandcamp and Fatbeats.
Superlative – “Our Vibe”
Emerging Bolton,UK rapper/producer Superlative caught our attention with his new release titled “Our Vibe.” The track is built on a dark moody backdrop which fits the rapper’s impassioned flow and engaging lyrics. He displays a wide variety of styles as he switches up his cadence with ease while peppering it with vivid lyrics. “Our Vibe” is the rapper’s third single taken from his new EP Can I Be Excused.
Tommy Graves – “Idknow”
Tommy Graves‘s “Idknow” is a carefree, somber track that captures his nonchalant style. He makes use of a reflective and chilled backdrop provided by Kenton Edward to share off-the-cuff stories of his life and then some. The visuals shot by Teagan Hakl, captures Graves just hanging out with his homies and his wiener dog. It makes use of several performance shots and random clips of the rapper just doing what he knows best.
ORA77K – “SH0CK VALUE.”
Indie rapper ORA77K‘s single “SH0CK VALUE.” is an off-kilter experimental song that has weird sound designs and his nonconformist flow which sometimes goes offbeat. It sure doesn’t go for the usual and it’s quite engaging. The song title was inspired by producer Timbaland‘s iconic album Shock Value. This is the 3rd song taken from ORA77K’s new album C0DESW1TCH.
Get it on Deezer
Parris LaVon – “Winner Again”
Parris LaVon celebrates his successes on his new song “Winner Again.” Backed by an atmospheric backdrop courtesy of ChillOnThaTrack, LaVon reminds listeners that the path to winning is not s sprint but a marathon and he is ready to go all the way.
Kareem Jamal – “The Real Back”
UK rapper Kareem Jamal displays his fiery style on his new release titled “The Real Back” which sees him making use of a sublime backdrop. It’s a pure display of bravado and a myriad of cadences that shows his versatility in more ways than one.
Get the entire project hEGOes… here.
Dru Blast – “G.M.S.”
Australian rapper Dru Blast shares the visuals for his first single “G.M.S.” which sees him reflecting on the current state of hip-hop. Over a chilled, sublime backdrop, he gives listeners his own take on rap from a grown man perspective ripe with emotion, nostalgia, and relatable elements.
Cinoevil – “Here”
NJ emcee Cinoevil delivers a heartfelt and reflective track titled “Here” which explores the rapper’s life’s journey as a man and an artist. He makes use of a somber moody backdrop to talk about his hopes, and fears while reminding us all that he would still be here.
ACEBERGTM – “Bella”
Rising Nigerian artist ACEBERGTM shares his second single “Bella” from his debut EP Far From Home. The mid-tempo bouncy track is ripe with catchy melodies and a solid rap verse to match as ACEBERGTM switches up the energy with an undeniable versatility. The visual is engaging as well and goes for a cinematic feel and excellent storyboarding to match.
Norman Sann – “Never Find Love”
Eclectic artist Norman Sann pours his heart out on his new single “Never Find Love.” The guitar-driven piece captures his sublime melodic runs and heartwrenching lyrics that dwell on true love.
donSMITH – “PRADA”
NY emcee donSMITH shares the video for his song “PRADA” which sees him delivering off-the-cuff bars over a drumless soulful backdrop. The visual is energetic and captures donSMITH’s vibrant performance style as well.
“PRADA” is the intro to donSMITH’s full-length album, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, produced entirely by Zoomo. Get it on Spotify, Apple Music.
FoePound McGinnis x Eyesoh – “Drifting”
Rapper FoePound McGinnis and producer Eyesoh team up for “Drifting” a jazz-infused track ripe with smooth melodic piano runs and vibrant drum grooves. McGinnis is more than comfortable with this backdrop and delivers a solid performance as well. Get it on SoundCloud, Deezer.
Kenilworth Katrina x Pheem -” SOMETIMES”
Emerging rapper Kenilworth Katrina teams up with producer Pheem for an uplifting soulful jam titled ” SOMETIMES.” Katrina delivers a solid performance with heartfelt and relatable lyrics that everyone can rock to.
The visuals were shot and directed by the talented Jonathan Sentin who excellently captures Katrina in her element.
LSA – “Stranger Things”
LSA takes us on a journey on his new single “Stranger Things” where he employs a moody lofi backdrop. Armed with his unique flow and knack for vivid lyrical imagery he sure draws listeners into his world.
Cinoevil x Hell Rell x Mic Jackson x Allreal x Khezie Beats – “Better Days”
“Better Days” is a heartfelt and reflective collaboration between Cinoevil , Hell Rell (from Dipset), Mic Jackson, Allreal, and Khezie Beats. Over a smooth moody backdrop, the emcees deliver passionate performances ripe with evocative lyrics that implore listeners to dwell on the good times.
The Lil Hazy – “Anxieties”
Emerging rapper The Lil Hazy Spurs all his “Anxieties” on his new track. He makes use of a piano-laden backdrop to share an open letter to his mom expressing his love and confessing all his past misdeeds.
Thomas Iannucci x Dillon Chase – “Blue Bird”
Blue Bird” is a somber and reflective track by Thomas Iannucci who teams up with fellow emcee Dillon Chase. He makes use of a guitar-laden backdrop to share a tale of survival in these covid times. “Blue Bird” is a single from Thomas Iannucci’s newest mixtape, The Illyindé Tape, which dropped on Tuesday.
Get it on SoundCloud
MP & Vokab – “Here We Go Again” f/ DJ Pompey (Produced by Statik Selektah)
The Seattle duo MP & Vokab team with DJ Pompey on this cinematic jam titled “Here We Go Again.” The lyric dense track captures the duo’s verbal prowess over Statik Selektah’s solid production while DJ Pompey blends some excellent vocal scratches on the chorus section.
Get it on Bandcamp
Abyss – “Green Light” (prod. by 2Deep)
Boston emcee Abyss pours his emotions on wax with the release of his new single “Green Light.” Backed by a somber and reflective backdrop courtesy of 2Deep, the rapper shares all his troubles and implores listeners to never give in to the depression but hold on till things get better.