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Roisin Quinn – “Don’t Look Down”
Singer/songwriter Roisin Quinn shares the new single “Don’t Look Down”, a heartfelt single that implores us to keep on pushing regardless of the craziness around us. Over a moody and somewhat sparse backdrop, she delivers a distinct alluring performance underpinned by insightful and encouraging lyrics.
Aaliyah Nicole – “Out In Space”
Emerging singer/songwriter Aaliyah Nicole pops on our radar with “Out In Space”, an expressive piece that showcases her unbridled songwriting and distinct melodic style. The soft sombre backdrop sure works with her gripping harmonies, inflections and graphic lyrics.
Sareem Poems x Madi -“Fallen Stars”
“love won’t flow until you give it its space” is the watchword in the new record from rapper Sareem Poems and producer Madi. The song in question is titled “Fallen Stars” and it’s as reflective as they come and filled with aspiration themes and implores us to practice self-love and embrace who we are in totality.
Illie Isamar – “Say You Will”
California-based Illie Isamar is an emerging rapper who also produces her own music. On her new release “Say You Will”, she embodies the spirit of a go-getter who is out to achieve her goals regardless of the obstacles in her way. Bolstered by the moody and punchy backdrop laid before her, she delivers a brilliant performance ripe with aspirational lyrics that aim to inspire listeners to chase their dreams with intent.
Lee Laamaj – “Feel.”
Singer/songwriter Lee Laamaj pours his heart into his new single “Feel.” Over a sombre and solemn piano-driven soundscape, he muses on his past love and how eve though they are apart, he still feels something for her.
Raymond Barnett – “Humility”
Raymond Barnett‘s “Humility” is a heartfelt and reflective tune that explores the rapper’s hopes and dreams. Over a smooth and bouncy backdrop, he delivers a melodic performance underpinned by aspirational lyrics that reinforce his struggles and the hope for a better tomorrow.
CDugz – “On The Move” ft. Aaron Dews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based rapper CDugz is “On The Move”. The record is an anthem for the go-getter and sees the rapper in his bag as he reminds us that he is not slowing down or paying attention to the detractors. Joining him on the track is Aaron Dew who adds his own unique touch.
Vic Sage – “TAX” (feat. Chuuwee)
Vic Sage gets down and dirty wt the “TAX”. The punchy bass-heavy track displays his stylish flow and no holds barred style which he uses to the fullest extent. He is also joined by Sac town emcee Chuuwee who follows suit with a strong verse.
B dot Fresh – “Colorado”
B dot Fresh‘s “Colorado” is a candid and heartfelt single that was inspired by the dreams he had with his ex-girl before they broke up. Over a sombre guitar-laden backdrop, the rapper digs deep to the good times they had and muses on the things he did wrong and what he could have done right but overall he has to come to terms with his decisions.
KEIDA SMOKES – “Digital Dash”
Eclectic rapper KEIDA SMOKES once again shows us his unique style in his new release “Digital Dash”. The music production is sublime and layered, it sure strays from the expected with its cinematic textures and dreamy synths. the raps are delivered in a stream-of-consciousness style by the way.
Hustle Holic Wudda – “FAST SPEED”
“FAST SPEED” is a cinematic and hard-hitting record from emerging rapper Hustle Holic Wudda. Armed with his commanding flow and authoritative lyrics, he brings pure bravado to the forefront.
Paul Prodigy – “Reggaeton”
Paul Prodigy brings a new vibe with his new single “Reggaeton” which sees him paying tribute to the bubby genre. Over punchy drums and hazy textures, the rapper delivers a fun-filled and hearty p[erformance underpinned by easy-to-follow raps and a memory hook to boot.
Polo Jordan x Croz – “No Regrets”
Polo Jordan and Croz share this reflective collaboration titled “No Regrets”. The track is a moody cinematic piece that centers around loyalty, broken friendship and self-growth amidst naysayers and detractors. The emcees pour their heart on wax and remind us that they paid their dues and with all the hurdles they scaled over, it’s destined that they will make it.
KID TRAVIS – “MID SEPTEMBER”
“MID SEPTEMBER” continues singer/songwriter KID TRAVIS‘s weekly release and sure delivers the goods. Over a sombre guitar arrangement, he gives an emotive performance ripe with evocative lyrics that sees him musing on his crush who he is afraid to approach.
Jimi Jupiter – “Losing It”
Emerging emcee Jimi Jupiter‘s new release “Losing It” is as eclectic as they come. Over a soothing piano-driven backdrop, the rapper delivers a vivid performance with his distinct vocals and stylish demeanour.
Daniel Saad – “My Time”
Daniel Saad shares his journey thus far in his new single “My Time”, a sombre and heartfelt track that is underpinned by his candid lyricism and emotive performance. This is the outro of his debut album The Greatest Story I Never Told.
Citero – “Lullabies for Judgement Day”
Citero’s “Lullabies for Judgement Day” is a vivid and somewhat gloomy take on the way the world is right now. Over a sombre and moody backdrop, he delivers fiery bars filled with black humour and off-kilter lines.
JRoberts – “North Side” (feat. Tone Spliff) produced by Blanxx
JRoberts takes us deep into the “North Side”, a hard-hitting record ripe with dark menacing soundscapes, punchy drums produced by Blanxx and vivid lyrical schemes. He is joined by Tone Spliff who adds his own touch to the track.
SHOWTIME RAMON – “Gold Machismo” Prod. Peru
Emerging underground emcee SHOWTIME RAMON is back with the “Gold Machismo”. The track produced by Peru is as moody as they come and sees the rapper in full bravado mode as he expresses both his physical and lyrical changes and how he is in his element as far as rap.
Seeeyegee x Alyssa Jane – “Heavy”
Producer/rapper duo Seeeyegee and Alyssa Jane are not new to us and on their new single titled “Heavy”, they remind us of their undeniable chemistry. Over a haunting and cinematic guitar-laden backdrop, Alyssa paints vivid pictures giving us a sneak peek into her life and the hurdles she has to overcome.
Abri – “Higher (Breathe Easy)”
UAE-based artist Abri delivers a smooth dance/soul number titled “Higher (Breathe Easy)” on our list. Over a bouncy and lush backdrop, Abri thrills us with his airy melodic runs and commanding vocal tones, ultimately delivering the perfect summer dance jam.
M Soto – “Emotions”
Brooklyn, NY rapper/producer M Soto comes through on our list with his new single “Emotions”. The song is heartfelt and relatable as the rapper takes time to muse on heartbreak and the aftermath of picking up the pieces while enjoying the good memories before moving on.
Azarias x Nappy Nina – “Somethin’ Fair”
Chicago-based Experimental hip-hop producer Azarias links with rapper Nappy Nina for this off-kilter collaboration titled “Somethin’ Fair”. The production is cinematic and brooding but Nappy Nina sounds comfortable and delivers a fiery performance ripe with graphic lyrics that keep listeners locked in.
Sam Azura – “Hold You Tight”
Germany-based hip-hop artist Sam Azura makes his entry on our list with “Hold You Tight”. The record is an upbeat soulful track that sees him exploring the true essence of love between him and his girl.
Joe Stu – “prey 4 us”
US-based emcee Joe Stu and UK-based producer Yeshen have teamed up for a collaborative project and now they share their new single “prey 4 us”. The track is made up of dreamy and psychedelic sound design with punchy drum grooves while Joe Stu delivers a fiery performance. Armed with his animated flow and vivid lyrics he breaks down how the prison system adversely affects the prisoner and his/her family.
“prey4us” is a single from the duo’s Across Waters EP.
Phenam – “Brazil”
Emerging producer Phenam takes us to “Brazil” in his new single. The track is produced by Fredro Starr from Multi-Platinum Rap Group Onyx, who laces him with a hypnotic backdrop. Phenam shares a tale of blossoming love and pours adulations on the love of his life. The track is the single from his new EP Presto.
Mr. SOS – “Catch Me If You Can”
After bringing us “Peace & Prosperity” some months ago, Mr. SOS returns with “Catch Me If You Can”, a reflective single that dwells on heartbreak and tough times. Over the sombre and moody backdrop produced by his longtime collaborator Maxamill, Mr. SOS gives a vivid picture of a man going through the motions and his journey to self-love
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