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Savage The Poet – “HEAD UP”
Nuyorican Brooklyn Bred Poet Savage The Poet shares his single “HEAD UP” which is an uplifting and motivational track that we all can rock with. He makes use of a smooth and moody backdrop to convey his timeless message of not giving up during hard times.
He adopts the style and influence of 90s rappers like Biggie Smalls and The Fugees with a twist of jazzy poets like Pedro Pietri, J Cole and Jhene aiko. He is moved to use language as a catalyst for change and incorporates Afro Latino spirituality to uplift and ignite the human spirit. His name was created as a form of reinventing the negative term as it has been used oppressively throughout history toward brown bodies and their culture.
Get it on SoundCloud.
Zeyi – “Same Page”
Zeyi‘s second single “Same Page” is an open book of some sorts. Over a moody and bass-heavy backdrop, he shares his deepest thoughts as he addresses emotional pressures, personal tribulations, and more. It’s quite relatable and heartfelt and listeners can appreciate the honesty displayed in the song.
Thrust OG – “No Love Lost”
Canadian emcee Thrust OG makes his entry on our list “No Love Lost.” An anthemic piece that sees him sharing his time-tested experiences and knowledge for everyone to grow on.
Shawn Mocey x Xay Hill – “God Willing”
Shawn Mocey teams up with Xay Hill for this cinematic collaboration titled “God Willing.” Over a synth-driven production that exudes dark vibes, the rappers deliver an impassioned performance ripe with insightful and relatable lyrics that listeners can rock with.
Get it on SoundCloud.
Luch Skywlkr – “Le Remord Du Survivant”
West Philadelphia raised emcee Luch Skywlkr shares this heartfelt and reflective single titled “Le Remord Du Survivant.” Backed by the somber and nostalgia-inducing backdrop, he takes us into his life and his journey as a young black man trying to find his footing in a crazy world while dealing with his own flaws.
Cee – “Wait ‘Til Morning” ft. The BLK LT$
Cee shares a new single “Wait ‘Til Morning” Featuring Los Angeles-via-Toronto’s vocalist The BLK LT$. The funk/r&b infused record is a mid-tempo groovy jam-filled with reflective raps about grown love. This type of love involves deep, profound conversations and the possibility of finding your other half to build a future with.
Famo219 – “Money”
Emerging emcee Famo219 caught our ears with his new release “Money” which showcases his unique style and flow over the punchy backdrop provided by the Playbrothas.
Shrimpnose x Bobby Raps – “Paranormal”
Shrimpnose and Bobby Raps team up for this insightful and somber record titled “Paranormal.” The track dwells on the dynamics of mental illness and its effects on friends and family. Over the sublime production, Bobby Raps deliver an engaging performance ripe with introspective and evocative lyrics. This song sets the tone for Shrimpnose’s next album on Friends of Friends.
Good.To.Go x Memnoc – “Extra Bounce”
“Extra Bounce” is a solid boom-bap track delivered to us by the duo of Good.To.Go and Memnoc. The duo taps into the spirit of the 90s to bring us this mid-tempo head-banging track ripe with vivid lyrics and animated flows.
Ohio Jackson – “Truthbtold”
Ohio Jackson‘s single “Truthbtold” is the second song off his debut solo lp. The song is a reflective tale of his journey as an artist and a young black man. Over a soulful backdrop provided by Luke G, he sure gives listeners a thoughtful and heartfelt track to dwell on.
Get it on YouTube, SoundCloud, Apple Music
G Smoove – “Home Of The Brave”
Bostons own G Smoove reflects on his childhood and growth on his new single “Home Of The Brave.” Over a somber and solemn backdrop, he takes listeners back to the genesis. From his family issues and rough environment, G Smoove shows us his troubled past and how it made him develop a laser focus to be successful.
Get it on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
Mike Melinoe – “SCOPE” feat. J Soulja and D.Harmon
Mike Melinoe‘s “SCOPE” is an expressive bass-heavy trap jam that sees him teaming with J Soulja and D.Harmon. Over the booming and ominous backdrop, Melinoe delivers an engaging performance ripe with vivid and evocative lyrics. J Soulja and D.Harmon also join the fray with their unique lyrical styles.
Kut One – “Take a Picture” (feat. KXNG Crooked)
Melbourne deejay/producer Kut One is not resting on his oars and teams up with veteran LA lyricist KXNG Crooked for his new release titled “Take a Picture.” The piano-driven head-nodder is the perfect canvass for Crooked as he lays the proverbial hammer on the opposition with his experimental flow which deftly blends hilarious bits of bravado with real-life anecdotes. “Take a Picture” is available now through all major DSPs and CD via Bandcamp through Chopping Block Records. In addition to KXNG Crooked, the 13 track LP includes guest appearances by O.C., Sadat X, Rome Streetz, Agallah, Ruste Juxx, Recognize Ali, and many more.
Get it on all DSPs here.
CookBook x Surebert – “Magic (We Can Do)”
“Magic (We Can Do)” is an uplifting and motivational track from LA rapper CookBook and Portland producer Surebert. The feel-good song dwells on self-confidence and the need to believe in oneself to achieve one’s goals.
This is the second single from the duo’s upcoming album PortLAngeles.
Get it on SoundCloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
Jamrock King – “Love Me”
Jamrock King‘s “Love Me” is a heartfelt and self-searching track that dwells on love and hate. Over the moody and reflective production, he talks about the thin line that runs through being loved and hated while pointing out his own flaws. The lyrics are quite honest and reflective.
Uncle Fester x Sean One x Monark – “Deja Vu”
“Deja Vu” is the newest collaboration coming from Uncle Fester, Sean One, and Monark. The result is a dark and reflective piece ripe with vivid and poignant lyrics from the rappers.
Get it on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
The Hics – “Reprise”
UK future-soul/R&B duo The Hics share new release “Reprise” which showcases their unique and expressive soul-filled style. The production here is sublime and atmospheric and the vocal performance is alluring and gripping as well. The song explores the aftermath of a breakup and the outpour of emotions that come with it
Jenny Kwon – “Midnight”
Singer/songwriter Jenny Kwon helps change the energy on the list with this pop-infused R&B release titled “Midnight.” Over warm and lush backdrops, Kwon delivers a sultry melodic performance ripe with evocative love soaked lyrics
Mr. SOS – “A Kid Again”
“A Kid Again” is the newest gem from Mr. SOS who teams up with producer Maxamill. Bolstered by the reflective and somber production, Mr. SOS takes time to reminisce on the past while simultaneously questioning why we romanticize it in the first place. It’s quite poignant and relatable as well and will have listeners pondering over it. Get it on All DSPs here.
Trizz – “All Black”
Trizz shares the new release “All Black,” a single taken from his 6 track Suburbia, The EP. The single has a dark and somber vibe and is ripe with Trizz’s unique no holds barred style. The Production is handled by Stone’s Neighbor, Money Montage & Ayo B, Nellz, and Zeon Harris. Guest features on the EP are Trizz’s long-time collaborators Cal-E-Clipz and Flashy B and also rising artist DoeboyTK from San Bernardino.
Get it on all DSPs here.
REDEYEBLUE – “Clone Wars”
REDEYEBLUE drops the new single “Clone Wars” featuring the late Zumbi (of Zion I) and Guilty Simpson. As the title suggests, it pays homage to the Star Wars franchise with the emcees referencing the characters and related elements over a dark synth-driven backdrop produced by St. Pölten based producer e.kwality.
KISS AVERY – “Tell Me Again”
Singer/songwriter KISS AVERY‘s new release “Tell Me Again” is a future-soul-infused track. Ripe with angelic and sultry vocals and an atmospheric backdrop, AVERY delivers an entrancing performance that showcases his unique style.
Yani K. – “Mama Said”
Yani K. shares this heartfelt and reflective single “Mama Said” on our list. She makes use of a soulful jazz-infused lofi beat to share her thoughts on how life changes with time.
The Neverending Mixtape – “Can’t Stand It”
The Neverending Mixtape brings the list to a closure with this off-kilter track “Can’t Stand It.” Over a dynamic and somewhat cinematic backdrop, the track blends a fusion of styles ranging from aggressive and mellow flows in a seamless fashion.
Get it on YouTube, SoundCloud, Apple Music, Deezer