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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T.R.3 – “Donuts & Derbies”
T.R.3 continues his hot streak with a fiery new single and video, “Donuts & Derbies,” produced by frequent collaborator Ariano. Backed by Ariano’s moody, early Organized Noize-reminiscent instrumental, T.R.3 delivers a solid performance that sees him going full throttle at everything holding him back. The visuals fit the vibe of the track like a glove. Just as “Donuts & Derbies” doesn’t feature any gimmicks or trendy BS, the video keeps it simple and focus on the rapper as he takes a short trip around his stomping grounds.
Dax – “I Can’t Breathe”
Dax‘s new song/video “I can’t breathe” is a self-reflection on his current state of mind after pursuing his dreams by moving to LA. The track is very emotional and really details the rapper’s battle within and how it affects the relationship with his close friends and families. Get it on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer.
Broughton – “Princess Leia”
Broughton pours copious amounts of appellations on the lady who caught his eye on his new single “Princess Leia.” Backed by a lush, solemn backdrop courtesy of J-Luxx, the emcee delivers a heartfelt performance that many can relate to.Get it on Deezer and. Apple Music.
The Four Owls Ft DJ Premier – “100%”
UK hip-hop quartet The Four Owls are back in the field with their lyric dense single titled “100%.” Backed by the head-nodding cinematic production courtesy of the legendary DJ Premier, the 4 man team proceed to decimate the opposition with hard-body bars. The Four Owls is made up of Leaf Dog, Fliptrix, Verb T and BVA. “100%” is taken from their forthcoming album Nocturnal Instinct Get it on Spotify.
KIALLA – “Kenshi”
The Russian-Iranian duo, KIALLA commence the KOVID-19 Marathon with their first release “Kenshi.” A dark, gloomy piece that displays the duo’s unbridled style and experimental inclinations. The title is inspired by the Mortal Kombat character of the same name. “Kenshi” serves as the first of many songs to be released by the duo throughout the quarantine period.
Ponder Rhythm “Mind the Gap” [ prod. by Epistra ]”
Ponder Rhythm‘s newest release “Mind the Gap” is a smooth, head-nodding track laced with the rapper’s unique lyrical style and insightful message. He uses Epistra’s alluring soundscape to good use as he delivers an unfiltered account of the current state of affairs. He breaks down how easy it is for us to look for scapegoats as opposed to rising up to our collective responsibilities as humans, at the end he gives us something to really think about.
Le Petit Chou – “Name”
Indie act Le Petit Chou fuses a nice dose of funk and RnB vibes on his new record titled “Name.” The funk-laden track taps into the big sound vibes of the 80s and 90s while he gives his take on the current trend of mononym culture. His eccentric performance touches on a handful of topics ranging from race and self-identity. Le Petit Chou is the music project of Los Angeles based artist, composer, and producer Alex Liu.
Get it on Soundcloud.
Louis Metric – “Lonely”
Louis Metric shows us that he can do bad all by himself on his new self-produced track titled “Lonely” which explores self-love. The track is inspired by a recent break-up and displays Metric’s knack for interpolating real-time experiences with a lot of wits on tracks.
Get it on Apple Music, Soundcloud and Deezer.
Spitty The Sequel – “Femme Fatale”
Spitty The Sequel shares the visuals for his new single “Femme Fatale” which serves as his third release for the year. The mellow, groovy track sees him going down memory lane of the various ladies that were in and out of his life. The style is similar to Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” but done in a more tongue-in-cheek manner. Spitty sure got more than a handful of funny stories and very ridiculous lyrics that make this very entertaining. The visual style is entertaining too and edits his face on male characters from different classic movies Get it on Soundcloud, Deezer, Spotify.
Sly Rankin – “Son Shine”
Sly Rankin‘s new song “Son Shine” is a profound look at his life as a new dad. Over a solemn, edgy backdrop, he details all the emotions that erupt with being a parent. The song is a spiritual sequel to his earlier single ‘Wasn’t There’, a similarly personal story of a fatherless childhood which was the rapper’s very first commercial release. Rankin’ explores the dynamics of a father and son relationship and delivers a solid piece that every parent can relate to.
Get it on Soundcloud and Apple Music.
Thee Unemployed – “Like Me Pt.2”
Thee Unemployed deliver a solid hard-hitting jam titled “Like Me Pt2” to hold us up through this quarantine period. As expected, the flows are solid and the lyrics are sharp over the lush bouncy backdrop.
Clyde Kelly x Selam Sound – “Too Slow”
Clyde Kelly and Selam deliver an anthemic piece titled “Too Slow” which showcases Kelly’s fun-filled energetic flows and unpredictable lyrics over Selam’s hard-hitting production. Get it on Soundcloud and Apple Music.
The Hero – “Retrospective”
The emerging act who goes by the moniker The Hero” shares his single “Restrospective” with us. He makes use of a laid-back, ethereal backdrop to help him dive into his upbringing and growth while reflecting on all the things he. wished he knew. As they say, hindsight is always 2020 and The Hero knows that well as he proceeds to become a better person. Get it on Deezer and Apple Music.
Alex Ludovico x Jason Griff – “Monsters, Inc”
The duo of Alex Ludovico and Jason Griff team up for this ghoulish track titled “Monsters, Inc.” Backed by an ominous beat the duo proceeds to deliver off-the-cuff lyrics made up of multiple references to their monster-like personas. The single is the first track off the duo’s forthcoming EP The Red One is Here.
Get it on Soundcloud, Apple Music.
Tinywiings – “Read My Mind”
Canadian rapper/songwriter/poet Tinywiings shares the entertaining visuals for her upbeat song “Read My Mind.” Armed with a soft melodic flow and confident swag, she delivers a piece of fun rap that everyone can rock to. The visuals are pretty alluring too and feature cameos from her mum and a handful of friends as they all get up to some craziness in school. “Read My Mind” is her first official music video. Get it on all major DSPs here.
Gary Beals – “Me For Me”
Singer/songwriter Gary Beals dives deep into the dynamics of relationships on his new single “Me For Me.” Over a lush vibrant backdrop, Beas delivers a heartwarming performance that encapsulate his deepest emotions about the ever sublime nature of this thing called love. He brings the listener closer to the action by imploring them to reflect deeply on their past and maybe present relationships
Jolene – “Everything”
Singer-songwriter Jolene makes her debut on our list with a reflective single titled “Everything.” Armed with sublime vocals and passionate delivery, she takes time to put her emotions on wax over a smooth ethereal hip-hop-infused backdrop. The track is produced by South African beatmaker I_Will who shares Jolene’s love for Dilla inspired beats.
Get it on Apple Music and Deezer.
Jpaulished – “Seasons Change”
Jpaulished takes time to reflect on his life on this heartfelt single titled “Seasons Change.” He talks about friendship, struggles as an independent artist and all the drama that come along with it. Over a lush guitar-driven backdrop, he doesn’t shy away from letting his listeners know what he is currently going through. Get it on Apple Music, Deezer, Soundcloud.
Zair Williams – “Prices”
Stockton CA emcee Zair Williams teams up with producers TheAux Elliot and 327, who lace him with a vibrant energetic backdrop for his single titled “Prices.” The emerging act quickly goes to work and delivers his 2 cents with such confidence and fun-filled energy over the track. Get it on Apple Music, AudioMack, Soundcloud.