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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Miles From Kinshasa – “Best of You”
“Best of You” is Miles From Kinshasa in his element. Over dreamy soulful textures and groovy drums, he delivers a soul-lifting performance that is ripe with catchy melodies and earworm harmonies.
The track is taken from his new 8 track EP Beloved. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
K.BRock – “HENNESSY STRAIGHT”
K.BRock pours out the “HENNESSY STRAIGHT” for all the fallen soldiers he lost to the wicked streets. The soulful and solemn texture sure matches the reflective lyrics. Well-crafted and quite insightful.
Get it on Spotify.
Employeez Only – “Won’t”
Employeez Only‘s “Won’t” is a lush and soulful love song that is gripping and heartfelt. It dwells on not letting one’s ambition keep the heart astray from love.
Stoney Hoop – “Shaft”
Stoney Hoop takes us to his world with the cinematic single titled “Shaft.” backed by AJ Hall’s soulful and anthemic beat, Stoney Hoop gives us an insight into his lifestyle
“Shaft” is the first single off of Stoney Hoop’s new EP Four Corners. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Raw Collective – “Waiting for Sunrise”
Raw Collective share the visuals for their new song “Waiting for Sunrise.” An uplifting track that dwells on looking towards a brighter tomorrow and keeping positive vibrations at an all-time high. It’s a very lively song with positive affirming lyrics so hit the play button and dive in.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Sivion x Bavu Blakes x The ARE – “S.L.Y.”
Sivion teams up with Bavu Blakes and The ARE for some feel-good vibrations on “S.L.Y.(somebody loves you).” Over a bouncy, chilled backdrop, the emcees reflect on checking up on one’s friends and loved friends in these crazy times. It’s very introspective, hearty, and inspiring too.
Stream / Download: All digital platforms here.
Poundz – “Tik Tok”
South London superstar Poundz is back with a new single “Tik Tok” and an accompanying visual. The vibrant track once again shows Poundx knack for crafting catchy tunes laced with memorable motifs. The video is pretty entertaining as well.
Employeez Only – “Waist High”
Employeez Only delivers a soulful jam titled “Waist High” that is sultry and risque as well From the moody textures, soulful runs the track is quite alluring from start to finish.
Graver Ekow – “Bag Raps”
Graver Ekow is the Queer British Hip Hop duo coming to shake up Hip Hop. Their debut release “Bag Raps” is a hard-hitting cut that showcases their super lyricism over a dark distorted backdrop.
As the two trade bars back-and-forth over US DJ/producers Mr. Jennings and Illexxandra‘s brutally warped honky-tonk production, they deliver the musical equivalent of a fistfight in a retro-futuristic dive bar. It’s abrasive, hilarious, full of energy, and unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. “Bag Raps” is Graver Ekow’s first release since being selected for the Mayor of London’s CirKT program, which allowed the duo to take time honing their brand of abrasive, futuristic Hip Hop. Get it on all DSPs here.
Yakul – “In The Air”
“In The Air” is a solid effort by Yakul as they return to the forefront. From the smooth rousing bassline, dreamy layered keys, and James Berkeley’s heroic vocals. The track was birthed from the conflict of meeting someone new and trying to balance your time between them and writing.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Kabashi – “Change of Heart” (feat. Soultree)
Kabashi links up with Soultree for “Change of Heart,” a reflective piece that looks at the world we live in. From Coronavirus, systemic racism, global capitalism, and much more Kabashi gives his own perspective in an unapologetic manner. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Gallo Locknez x Catherine Manglani x Joel Edwards – “Speak Up”
“Speak Up” is a thought-provoking single by Gallo Locknez who teams up with Catherine Manglani and Joel Edwards. The piano-driven beat is peppered by Locknez’s vivid lyrics that detail the systemic racism and discrimination against black folks. The track serves as an anthemic response to the powers that be and the haunting chorus by Catherine Manglani sure adds a touching element to it.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Feux – “Drifting”
UK emcee Feux makes his debut on our list with the reflective piece titled “Drifting.” Over a soulful backdrop, he dives into his journey as a young black man trying to find his footing as the naysayers and doubters keep trying to pull him down. Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud
Nico.wav – “Lookup”
PG County-based emcee Nico.wav drops his first single “Lookup” from his forthcoming album. I’ll Explain Later. The track has a dark, ominous texture and sees him reflecting on life and how each of us must take the bull by the horns instead of waiting for the proverbial miracle. Get it on Spotify.