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 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Riley Writtens – “Talking To Myself” Prod: June Blaze
Riley Writtens newest release “Talking To Myself” is an insightful piece that sees him brooding on life and all the things that come with it. Backed by a mellow solemn beat by June Blaze, he shares some personal thoughts on wax for us to vibe to. Get it on Spotify.
Mash Louis – “My Opponent”
Queen De – “Divine Love”
Queen De shares the visual for her heartfelt track titled “Divine Love.” A solemn love inspired track that dives deep into the true essence of said feeling. The visuals have an atmospheric feel about it and focus on Queen De’s mystical performance. “Divine Love” is taken from her Introspection EP
K.I.N.E.T.I.K. x Newselph – “The Simple Life”
K.I.N.E.T.I.K. team up with producer Newselph for the feel good, reflective single “The Simple Life.” The track is made with a smooth texture and head-nodding drum while K.I.N.E.T.I.K. broods over the simple things in life. He hits the pause button on all the craziness happening around him and show how you can still thrive with just the bare essentials. Consider this to be the soundtrack to your self-isolation.
Stream it here.
Drea Rose – “Foreign”
Singer/songwriter Drea Rose shares her deep emotions on “Foreign.” Backed by a mellow and lush backdrop, she delivers a sublime performance that truly showcases her nature and unique style.
Get it on Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer
Captains Of The Imagination – “We Are”
Swiss Hip Hop group Captains Of The Imagination make their mark on our list with the visuals for their lead single “We Are.” Backed by a mellow, lush backdrop, we are treated to the lyrical prowess of Geneva-based Dr Koul, Evita Koné & Imagine who all delivered solid performances. This is the first single off their upcoming album, When The Moon Goes Around The Sun, set to be released on May 8th 2020.
Get it on Apple Music, Spotify ,and Deezer.
IIICON – “Recipe”
IIICON teams up with rappers, twins, and models Tashiii Tsunamiii and Rar3Cod33 on “Recipe.” The PurpleHayze produced track is rife with mellow and lush textures over sparse drums which allows the vocalist to really deliver a solid performance.
Following the release of their 2018 debut EP, Hype Killz, IIICON has spent 2020 writing new music and filming video content to share with their 20k followers. IIICON’s most recently released single “Matrix Freestyle” was the first of many pieces of content to hit the internet before the end of the 2019.
Get it on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer
OKORO – “Sins of the Father”
OKORO dives deep into profound territory on “Sins of the Father.” A track about breaking free from a certain type of victim mentality related to injustice. It provides the listener with an interesting look at the state of affairs and also tries to leave a sense of hope for everyone.
Get it on all DSPs here.
Tom Hodson – “Limited Edition”
“Limited Edition” by East Midlands, UK emcee Tom Hodson is an interesting piece that explores life from his own perspective. He makes use of a layered backdrop that switches with its lush and solemn textures as he takes the listener on a soul searching journey. Get it on Apple Music.
Boogie Da God x Jefe Replay – “Get Well Soon”
“Get Well Soon” details emerging rapper’s Boogie’s vision to rise to the apex of the game. Along for the ride is his fellow rapper Jefe Replay who comes in with the second verse as an affirmation that Boogie is on a top-level trajectory.
James Gardin – “Lovely”
James Gardin delivers an uplifting piece in the form of his new single “Lovely.” A solemn, Sunday Service inspired piece that explores Gardin’s personal experience with God’s Love. Far from being preachy, Gardin approaches it from his own lens and the general question of how can a God find such flawed subjects worthy of love and how that act of love in is something to honor, and admire.
Get it on Soundcloud//Apple Music // Deezer
Twan Mack – “Marvelous”
Twan Mack feels super “Marvelous” in the video of his new song. Over a thick synth and pulsating bassline, he delivers an uplifting performance that displays his fun-filled rap style mixed with adult contemporary sensibilities.
The video shot by Shot by B’Yond entertainment is pretty hilarious and follows Mack as a superhero RapMan whose main concern is to crawl under the skin of his contemporaries amidst their questionable behavior.
The flip side of “Marvelous” finds Mack paying homage to jazz legend Bob James, who Mack reveres as being “instrumental in the landscape of hip hop production since the ’80s.” Mack even went so far as to get James co-sign for his efforts is a DM exchange via Twitter. Get it on all DSPs here.
Ivan Ave – “Hope/Nope”
Ivan Ave latest release “Hope/Nope” explores the ups and downs of escapism on an ethereal level. Backed by a sublime and somewhat lethargic backdrop courtesy of Sasac, Ave delivers his verses with a devil may care attitude that mirrors the emotions of a daydreamer. The track also switches up a bit with a medieval guitar solo. Stream/Order 7″ HERE and Pre-save/order album “Double Goodbyes”
BA Badd Ft G4Jag – “W.T.S.”
BA Badd teams up with G4Jag on the street edgy “W.T.S.”(With The Shits) where he continues terrorizing his opposition with the EBE (Everybody Eats) philosophy. The dark track is a loosie taken from his stash and showcases the rapper’s hard body bars over an ominous texture courtesy of Reallyhiiim.
You Know Who x The BLK LT$ – “They Don’t Know”
Emerging London based soulful electronic production duo; You Know Who, made up of producer and instrumentalist Sampl and Grammy-nominated music producer Joey Dyer team up with Canadian singer-songwriter The BLK LT$ on their new single “They Don’t Know.” The track is a nice blend of R&b, pop and electronic elements that really bridges the worlds of those different genres. The track is solid from start to finish.
Get it on all DSPs.
Mr Ekow – “I Am Hip Hop”
In Mr. Ekow’s latest single ‘I Am Hip Hop’ the London rapper takes a nostalgic trip through Hip Hop’s most classic music videos. Serving up everyone from Missy Elliott to Kanye West, Mr. Ekow pays homage to the greats while delivering his own bold delivery over jazzy chords and an infectious hook. Both the song and video are a bold declaration of his talent, as he positions himself as the next big name in Hip Hop.
I Am Hip Hop is produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Ian Green. The music video was shot, directed and edited by Matt Bowie, with costume assistance from Cheryl Fianko. The song is available to stream and buy
from all major digital retailers here.
Brenton – “Heat”
It’s been a minute we heard from Brenton but he returns with some “Heat.” Over the self-produced lush, vibrant backdrop he delivers an energetic and infectious performance that showcases his versatility and fun-filled aura.
Katbrownsugar – “You Weren’t Supposed to be Here”
DJ/musician Katbrownsugar closes this week’s lust with this solid piece titled “You Weren’t Supposed to be Here.” She makes use of several elements ranging from Jazz, Neo Soul ,and Hip Hop to create the perfect balance of all she encompasses. She also adds her own sublime vocals into the mix. The track features writing partner, Guitarist/Bass Jack Duckham, Saxophone from Callum Connell who are part of the collective known as the Heavenly Dollars. Get it on Bandcamp.