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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Bad Habbits – “Let’s Go” feat Young Zee (Outsidaz)
Bad Habbits and Young Zee (Outsidaz) share the visuals for their collaborative single “Let’s Go.” The laidback off-kilter track is a pure display of bravado and starts with Young Zee’s slow flow and vivid lyrics followed by Bad Habbits’ gruff vocals and devil-may-care style. The track is of Bad Habbits’ upcoming album Torch set to be released in 2021
Pugs Atomz – “Test Drive”
Pugs Atomz teams up with singer Awdazcate on “Test Drive,” a guitar-driven summer track that dwells on blossoming love. Pugs Atomz delivers a gripping performance filled with detailed lyrics that show the progression between him and his new girl. The track is produced by LA-based multi-instrumentalist producer Tusk57. The visual is engaging as well and goes for a crisp animation style that everyone can rock with. “Test Drive” is the lead single from Pugs Atomz and Tusk57’s forthcoming album which is scheduled to drop on the 13th of October.
Wil Akogu – “Riot”
Nigerian-born, US-raised multi-talented artist Wil Akogu shares the visuals for his single “Riot.” A booming anthemic track that showcases the artist’s genre-bending style and distinct flow. Akogu seamlessly glides over the beat with his dynamic flow and cadence and closes it with a memorable hook as well. Directed by Chris Vergara and Wil himself, the music video is stimulating with its graphic nature and vivid color treatment.
Rock Abruham – “Yes (Remix)” ft. Kool Keith
DMV’s Rock Abruham teams up with legendary Bronx emcee Kool Keith on his new release titled “Yes (Remix).” The Smokewell produced track is a somber piano-laden track that showcases pure lyricism and styles from the duo.
Lord Willin x OT The Real – “The Big Score”
Lord Willin and OT The Real team up for the visuals for “The Big Score,” a collaborative single that sees both emcees delivering verbal body blows with reckless abandon over an ominous and punchy backdrop provided by French producer DoozOneTwo. The visual is shot and edited by Voz, who captures the duo’s fiery performance.
Get it on All Streaming Platforms.
Gao the Arsonist – “BLEED”
Experimental hip-hop act Gao The Arsonist returns with a thought-provoking piece titled “BLEED.” The track has a solemn and somewhat off-kilter aesthetic that fits Gao’s off-the-cuff performance. From fiery lyrical display to atmospheric melodic runs, Gao brings the listener deep into his world.
clubEgo. – “Business as Usual”
Toronto-based duo clubEgo shows us how it’s “Business as Usual” on their new release. Over Prophet’s somber and soulful backdrop, we hear some off-the-cuff lyrics that engage the ear from start to finish.
Ethiq – “Write For You”
Ethiq‘s new release”Write For You” is a soulful and insightful piece that dwells on embodying the right spirit in order to achieve one’s goals.
S.I.N. (Survival In Negativity) & B.Positiv – “Lstnrz”
S.I.N. (Survival In Negativity) and B.Positiv reflect on the essentials of paying attention to their new effort “Lstnrz.” Over a smooth jazzy production, they compare how people digest music in different eras and the effects it has on us humans.
ADVICE – “Pain Away “
Bronx-based Puerto Rican/Dominican rapper ADVICE comes through with this heartfelt single titled “Pain Away .” He makes use of a solemn backdrop to share his personal issues on wax.
Get it on Deezer
Terra x Quizno – “Captives”
Terra and Quizno team up for a heartfelt single titled “Captives” that dive into the delicate issue of child custody and parents’ rights from the perspective of the father. Over a somber backdrop, Terra relates a situation where a father is denied access to his children because the mother harbors ill will and bitterness when there’s a new woman in his life.
Get it on Spotify
elsrxb x Code Will x Meryssoul – “SHINE”
Music curator elsrxb teams with US-based rapper Code Will and Spanish singer Meryssoul for this soulful record titled “SHINE.” The backdrop here has a moody and somewhat atmospheric vibe that blends with the artist’s vivid lyrics and soothing melodic runs.
The track is from elsrxb’s collection Amigos Vol 1.
Perfect Eclipse – “Shots Fired”
Detroit emcee Perfect Eclipse shares his thoughts on gun violence, self-preservation on his new single “Shots Fired.” Backed by a moody piano-driven production, Perfect Eclipse delivers a no-holds-barred performance and lets listeners know that he is ready to protect his kinfolk from any form of attack. “Shots Fired” is taken from his L.A.N.D. full-length project
Get it on Bandcamp
Shizzie Mane – “Nack-able”
Nigerian rapper Shizzie Mane shows his versatile style on the punchy and melodic trap track titled “Nack-able.”
Get it on Audiomack
LSA x Phantom Genius – “Fiji”
LSA and Phantom Genius pay homage to the true essence of hip-hop on the soulful collaboration titled “Fiji.” Over the reflective backdrop, the rappers deliver a blend of bravado and insightful elements that listeners can relate to.
Jermaine Robinson – “Durtysumma”
Straight out of East Point, Atlanta comes Jermaine Robinson who caught our ears with this gritty song titled “Durtysumma.” The track has a punchy and dark texture that sees the rapper summarizing a series of events that happened over the course of the year and it’s quite intriguing from start to finish. From socio-political turmoil, police brutality, and social unrest, Robinson gives a clear and concise look at the issues at hand.
Abyss Feat. SUNYBONEZ – “Take Cover “
Boston, MA emcee Abyss invites fellow lyrical assassin SUNYBONEZ to join him in an all-out verbal assault on “Take Cover.” Bolstered by the ominous piano-driven backdrop courtesy of producer C-Lance and excellent cuts by Improv the SuperVillain, the emcees go forth with the verbal hammer and the opposition gets decimated.
Rotem Sivan Feat. Thana Alexa – “All We Need”
NYC-based guitarist Rotem Sivan links with Grammy Nominated singer Thana Alexa for a heartfelt collaboration titled “All We Need.” A smooth guitar-laden jazzy track is ripe with commanding vocals and melodic runs that strike the soul. It’s the 3rd single from Rotem’s upcoming album Far from Shore.
Too Many T’s – “So Nice”
UK rap group Too Many T‘s takes us back to the golden days of hip-hop on their retro-inspired single “So Nice.” The piano-laden song showcases fiery lyricism bolstered by their vivid lyricism and overall fun-loving demeanor. The visual has a tv sitcom vibe that is engaging as well.
Chaos1.0 – “Roman Candles”
Rapper/actor Chaos1.0 aka Kayo closes out the list with “Roman Candles” a song that showcases his lyrical prowess over a somber reflective backdrop. He also gives some insights into his journey as an all-around creative. “Roman Candles” is taken from his new summer project Dawn.