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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K.I.N.G. the MC – “Napoleon Hill”
K.I.N.G. the mc opens up this week’s list with this profound piece that channels his pain, hope and dreams all at once. Titled “Napoleon Hill” the emerging emcee gives the listener a glimpse into his life over a smooth solemn backdrop. The visuals are pretty solid too. Get it on Spotify// Deezer// Apple Music
Young Black And Gifted – “It’s A Wrap”
Young Black And Gifted keep up their consistency of dope singles with this new gem titled “it’s a wrap.” The hard-hitting track once again sees Kidd Called Quest behind the boards while Azariah drops the rhymes. The result is a balance of battle rhymes over thick snapping drums.
BVNK – “Situations”
Emerging singer/rapper BVNK makes his debut on our list with his new release titled “Situations.” Backed by a lush solemn texture, he delivers a sultry heartwarming performance that sees him switching styles effortlessly. Armed with a solid delivery he details a story that everyone can relate to when it comes to taking responsibility in a relationship. The track is produced by burgeoning LA-based musician and beatsmith Twelve 92 and it’s taken from BVNK’s forthcoming debut EP titled XX/XX (pronounced 20/20),
Richard Griffith – “Last Thoughts”
Singer/songwriter Richard Griffith‘s newest release “Last Thoughts” switches up the vibe on the list with his ethereal melodies and smooth grooves. The track is taken from ‘Percepts‘, the debut album holding a stunning array of laidback electronica blended with dark jazzy tones.
Jordan Baumstark – “Too Long”
St. Louis, Missouri raised emcee Jordan Baumstark serves us his new single/video titled “Too Long.” The self-produced track is a somewhat reflective track that sees him looking at his musical journey and of course where he is headed to. The performance-focused video shot by Skrilly Vision and captures Baumstark in his element. Get it on Apple Music// Spotify// Deezer
Smokey Smothers – “La La”
Wisconsin native Smokey Smothers takes us high in the skies with her smooth flows on new single “La La.” Armed with a seasoned flow and mellow demeanor, Smothers deliver solid performance over the summer-tinged, hazy backdrop courtesy of Loud Noises Dynasty (Smokey Smothers, Div3rs3, Mr. Greatworks, and Rico)
“La La” is the second single from her Mixtape Live From Ya Mom’s Crib. Get it on Apple Music// Spotify// Soundcloud // Deezer
Gina Lou – “Bang My Ed”
Gina Lou explores the deepest regions of the mental on her new single “Bang My Ed.” Over an offbeat mellow backdrop, she delivers a melodic performance while looking at the various effects of self-isolation. She also adds that she wrote the song before the global lockdown but it seems the song rings true in this crazy period.
Louis The Hippie – “Hen House”
Dagenham born rapper LOUIS THE HIPPIE releases his first new cut of 2020, coming in the affirmative and raw form of “Hen House”. The track sees him riding his own wave with fiery flows over a sparse head-nodding backdrop and marking his territory. This new release is the first step in the new phase of Louis The Hippie’s musical career after joining forces with Hackney Based collective/ label ROOT 73, home to other grassroots artists such as Manik MC and Eerf Evil. “Hen House” is taken from his forthcoming EP Kill The Shepherd. Get it on Spotify// Deezer// Apple Music.
Super Freddy “Devil Don’t Sleep”
Canadian Cameroonian artist Super Freddy comes through with this heartwarming piece titled “Devil Don’t Sleep.” The single has a soft, soulful texture that fits Freddy’s slick flow and insightful lyrics. The single is the second track off his newest EP Don’t Wait Up For Me. Get it on Soundcloud// Deezer// Apple Music.
John Alex Harper – Space Ghost Coast to Coast (feat. Garrison Elijaah).
John Alex Harper gets back in the field with his new release “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” which features fellow emcee Garrison Elijaah. Both emcees delivers solid performances over the mellow, summer-tinged backdrop.
Get it on Soundcloud// Deezer// Apple Music.
DJ AO – “Bread & Cheese (feat. UFO Fev & Travis Mendes)”
Roosevelt, NY producer DJ AO team up with Harlem emcee UFO Fev and Brooklyn vocalist Travis Mendes for this solid celebratory banger titled “Bread & Cheese.” Over a smooth backdrop, both Fev and Mendes also take time to recognize what they’ve accomplished and where they are today with wise words about wealth and maintaining a strong sense of self. Get it on all DSPs here.
CØSMØ – “Baked Bars”
CØSMØ makes his debut appearance on TWIB with his unique style of hip-hop. Titled “baked bars”, the smooth-voiced rapper delivers a stream of consciousness type performance over the solemn soothing backdrop laid before him. Get it on Soundcloud.
Alan Ward – “Whippin”
Milwaukee, WI emcee Alan Ward gets into his bravado bag on his new release titled “Whippin’.” The track is the opening cut from his first mixtape Dgaf which was recently released. He teams up with fellow emcee Shad (from Chi-town) who joins him for a verbal slugfest. Get it on Soundcloud// Deezer// Apple Music.
Osetoleuco – “Nocturne”
Osetoleuco is the brainchild of Japanese emcee KSK (of MGF (Modern Groove Fashion) fame) and pianist Shimon Hoshino. Together they create a smooth blend of lo-fi and classic hip-hop vibes peppered with modern-day elements. The duo’s latest release “Nocturne” is a solemn, reflective piece that sees KSK brooding on the meaning of life and how it’s better just to savor the moment rather than trying to answer the impossible. The visual is pretty solid too and features the duo taking a topless ride around the city. Get it on all DSPs here.
Exmiranda – “Grow Up!”
Exmiranda has been celebrated by publications like world star hip hop and 6ixbuzz for her dynamic flow and androgynous style which makes her stand out. On her latest single ‘Grow Up!’ Exmiranda reflects on her disregard for societal definitions of adulthood and the flawed expectations of maturity. Get it on Soundcloud// Apple Music // Deezer
Monotone of MLS – “Windchill”
Monotone steps out on his own as a solo artist and shares his new track titled “Windchill.’ A track that showcases his dense lyrical style and unique vocal tone. Over a dark, ominous backdrop, Monotone delivers a solid performance that rap heads would nod their heads to. Get it on Soundcloud// Apple Music // Deezer
BOOKS – “Dapper”
Emerging Chicago (Skokie, IL) rapper who goes by the moniker Books share the video for his song “Dapper.” The track has a bright, upbeat vibe but sees the young college student brooding on his life and the dynamics that make it all go round. He touches on a handful of subjects from love, drugs, life goals, and more with a tongue-in-cheek approach. Get it on all DSPs here
SymSimma – “Calling My Phone”
Rapper/model SymSimma is all about putting in work in whatever she gets into and her new track “Calling My Phone” exemplifies that mantra to the fullest. Over an 808-laden sparse trap banger, she wastes no time in letting everyone know better than to waste her time. Armed with a smooth silky flow and innocent demeanor, SymSimma sure lays down the law on would-be detractors who keep buzzing her phone with no real purpose. Get it on Soundcloud// Apple Music // Deezer