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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Dopey – “Anxiety”


Hillbrow, Johannesburg-based indie rapper/producer Dopey opens up this week’s list with the visuals for his track “Anxiety.” The self-produced track has a moody and reflective feel that peppers Dopey’s evocative lyrics that center around his own personal struggle as an independent artist trying to find his footing in the game.
Get it on Apple Music//Spotify



Kobey – “Late Nights”


Kobey pours his all-on wax with his new release “Late Nights” where he reminds us of how far he has come. From the late-night grind and hustle, he shows us the ups and downs of being an indie artist on the come up.
Stream it here.



33% – “Altérité”


Straight out of the South of France comes indie rapper 33% who makes his entry on our list with this moody single titled “Altérité.” “Altérité” is taken from his debut 7 track EP, ACRIMONIEUX, which blends his personal tales with samples from the classic film Fight Club.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer



Xandria Cross – “ILL”


Xandria Cross‘s “ILL” is a resounding reminder that we are all messed up one way or the other. The track is quite trippy and cinematic which really sets the tone for Cross’s dark lyrics and low vocal tone delivery. She is quite unapologetic and dives into how the disease of sin affects our lives.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud




Deleteeglitch – “Dirtydigitaldikk”


Deleteeglitch delvers this off-beat, experimental piece titled “Dirtydigitaldikk.” Made up of dark, gritty sound designs and moody vibes, the rapper brings to the forefront his unique off-kilter style with much gusto.



MACK x AKUA NARU – “Fire Among Us” (feat. Akua Naru)

Bologna-based production duo MACK team up with eclectic emcee AKUA NARU on this solid collaboration titled “Fire Among Us” Backed by the dynamic and experimental backdrop laced by the duo, NARU delivers a heartfelt and evocative performance ripe with vivid and insightful elements. MACK is a cross-genre duo project founded by musicians/producers Marco Frattini (drums and electronics) and Federico Squassabia (Keys and synths).
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer



Manic – “Forgiveness”


Emerging emcee Manic‘s new single “Forgiveness” is an impassioned and unapologetic look at his life and growth as a young man trying to find much-needed balance in this crazy world.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer



Matt Storm – “Bite My Tongue” feat. Nicky Mackenzie


Singer/instrumentalist Matt Storm teams up with vocalist Nicky Mackenzie for this sublime and soulful piece titled “Bite My Tongue.” The duo share their experiences on the kind of people they meet during the night outs and it’s quite interesting and relatable. The track has a sublime and somber vibe that blends with the singer’s sultry melodic runs. There are quite a lot of switch-ups and breakdowns that make it engaging as well.
Get it on Apple music.



Newman – “Open Season / KUMASI”


Newman takes us into “Open Season / KUMASI” a heartfelt track that sees the rapper in his element. Over a soulful and somber backdrop, he delivers an impassioned performance laden with reflective and bravado elements.
“OPEN SEASON / KUMASI”, is off of his recent project ANGEL FRAME.



SGthe1st – “Well Fed”


Emerging emcee SGthe1st goes for a dark aesthetic on his new release “Well Fed.” The gruff-voiced rapper delivers an impassioned performance over a dark moody backdrop and holds nothing back.



Kayohes x Soy The Organic Hispanic – “God Is On Our Side”


Kayohes and Soy The Organic Hispanic team up for this reflective collaboration titled “God Is On Our Side.” The duo makes use of a soulful backdrop made up of lush piano riffs and vocal samples to deliver an uplifting message of keeping the faith as one follows his or her paths.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer


Sly Rankin – “The Reckoning”

Sly Rankin‘s new release “The Reckoning” is a profound take on personal growth from a young man finding his balance in this world. Over a dark, cinematic backdrop, the Jamaican-born emcee delivers an emotive piece ripe with insight and honesty.
Get it on Apple Music



JC-VerbalAssassin x Kush Kloudz – “Myself”


JC-VerbalAssassin and Kush Kloudz team up for a collaborative single titled “Myself.” The song has a moody reflective texture and punchy drums that fit the rapper’s smooth and evocative flows which dive into being independent on all levels.



PB Mogul – “Dear White People”


PB Mogul tackles the delicate issue of racial discrimination amongst other related issues on this heartfelt and impassioned single titled “Dear White People” Over a somber backdrop, he speaks on how everyone has been divided along racial lines and how we all should endeavor to work together. He wrote this song the day after George Floyd was wrongfully and disgustingly murdered. He adds that the song is about equality. This is about Justice. HAPPY JUNETEENTH‼️



Atticus Spade – “Whatchamacallit” feat Teekay


Atticus Spade links up with DragonFli Empire‘s Teekay on this new single titled “Whatchamacallit.” Backed by a laidback, moody backdrop, both Calgarian emcees take time to reflect on life from different aspects.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer



Bad Habbits – “Let’s Go” feat Young Zee (Outsidaz)


New Jersey-based Underground Emcee (Via Cleveland, OH) Bad Habbits teams up with the veteran Young Zee of the Outsidaz fame on his new release titled “Let’s Go.” The Sam Da Grouch-produced track has a mellow, trippy vibe that sees Bad Habbits delivering bravado-laden bars with his distinct slow flow approach. Young Zee is not far behind and compliments the track with his gritty style.
“Let’s Go” is taken from Bad Habbits’ forthcoming 6th album titled Torch.

Get it on SoundCloud



Prototype & Lazarus The Kid – “Manifest”


Prototype and Lazarus The Kid delivers a heartfelt single titled “Manifest” backed by a soothing and moody backdrop provided by Lazarus The Kid, Prototype delivers an insightful and reflective performance as he takes us deep into his life.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer



MELONYX – “Melanin Queens (Live Session)”

“Melanin Queens/Energy” (out 4th May) is the first single from Georgia Copeland and Nadia Latoya AKA soul sister duo MELONYX. Produced by renowned producer and fellow Nottingham-based artist Joe Buddha, the double single expresses the power, royalty, and high value of Black women. Drawing on influences from the worlds of Hip Hop, Neo Soul, and Lovers Rock, the tracks are the embodiment of a series of recurring conversations between MELONYX throughout their friendship and time working together.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer////Spotify




Big Narstie – “Hardest Bars Freestyle”

Joey Clipstar brings the one and only Big Narstie to share some thoughts on his platform.  In “Hardest Bars Freestyle” Big Narstie goes for a reflective and solemn vibe as he drops gems for the listeners and details his journey from nothing to something.
The freestyle series started 3 seasons ago has been blowing up with Clipstar serving up materials from the best UK emcees with names such as Giggs, Smoke Boys Swift, and Deepee gracing the platform.
Get it on Spotify




Rahseed Defoe x Math-Mic x Theo Lewis – “The Blue House”


Rahseed Defoe, Math-Mic, and Theo Lewis team up for “The Blue House.” A dark trippy track that dives into the past unveiling several dark secrets.
Get it on Soundcloud



Ghost Dog x Prince Po – “The Hunted”


Ghost Dog and the legendary Prince Po embody the spirit of the hunter on the gritty collaboration titled “The Hunted.” Backed by the menacing backdrop produced by Fear Lord Draper, the duo draw the listeners deep into the world where the weak won’t survive long. The track also switches into the 1st verse of another track “The Lost”; which is the next song on the album (produced by grammy-nominated D.R.U.G.S. Beats & features Duece Da Scriba & DJ Flash on the full version).
Get it on Bandcamp





Glu – “Dandelion”


Melbourne-based experimental rapper Glu closes out this week’s playlist with “Dandelion.” The track is an offbeat, cinematic offering that showcases his left-field style that strays completely from the norm. “Dandelion” is taken from his debut solo project ULTRAGLU.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud

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