Check out JaeEss’s new single “No Sir”

Lawrenceville, GA-based artist/producer JaeEss makes his entry on our site with his new single “No Sir.” The track is built on a moody and haunting soundscape and sees the rapper unapologetically being true to himself as he faces opposition from external forces who try to dictate how he should venture. He reminds us that most times being good to people often makes them take you for granted and at the end of it all you need to make that ultimate choice to live for yourself.

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Shaka tha don shares two singles “Sunshine” and “Wish”

St Pete Florida native Shaka tha don makes a splash on our site with two songs taken from his new album.

The first cut “Sunshine” is bolstered by a smooth soulful backdrop made up of vocal hums, lush keys and warm textures. Shaka gets into his bag and in full bravado mode as he shares his candid thoughts on wax.

“Wish” has a more sombre and reflective aesthetic. The piano arrangement is smooth and soulful and Shaka’s storytelling is vivid and heartfelt as well.

 

Stream his album Mr. Moleman on Spotify.

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Triple M’s new single “What If You Fly” is about hope

His newest release “What If You Fly” fuses lofi pop, and soul with hip-hop elements. The layered textures have a bright and soulful vibe and the drum grooves blend perfectly. He even performs some excellent scratches on the hook section adding that classic hip-hop vibe. “What If You Fly” is an anthem that will bring out the courage that lies within all of us.

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J The Exodus delivers the new “Anthem”

South London-based singer-songwriter and rapper J The Exodus got into music at an early age, although prior to that he was into dancing. He then joined his church and school choirs which afforded him the chance to infuse hip-hop elements into his singing repertoire. He then formed a group Extreme Impact, performing in various competitions such as the XLP Arts Showcase where they were consecutive winners. This was followed up by a performance slot on the ‘Europe Stage’ at the ‘Queen’s Golden Jubilee’ in Hyde Park in front of thousands when they won by the BBC Music Live school arts competition. Between 2012 and 2017, he released two EPs From Darkness Came Light and Heart’s Desire and also took part in the Mobo Unsung competition in 2015. In 2021 J reached the semi-finals of The Voice UK initially being selected by Anne-Marie and later being stolen by coach Olly Murs.
His latest single “Anthem” sees him collaborating with renowned UK producer RGEN who laces him with an epic and cinematic backdrop for him to paint a vivid picture of his life as a black man growing up in not-so-stellar circumstances but still coming out unscathed. He also focuses on real-time issues ranging from systemic racism and the current socio-politic climate in the UK.

 

The visual for the song is directed by filmographer/director Drew Cox who blends performance shots with cinematic aesthetics. The themes and motifs run parallel with J’s intense performance and lyrics and keeps the viewers locked in from start to finish.

Stream “Anthem” on all DSPs here.

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SportVVS Goes Pink In Live Performance of “Pink Roses”

Maryland’s own SportVVS pours up in his feeling in the intimate new visual for “Pink Roses.” Secluded in a pink aura, the rising star is a livewire with his signature Rock-Hop sound. The performance is in support of the artist’s upcoming debut album, Sport Mode.

“I feel like I’m just different,” SportVVS told DMV journalist Ahmad Davis. “Especially coming from the underground scene and being where I’m from. My sound is refreshing because it can’t be boxed in like most artists. Not many people are trying to make real songs anymore. Right now in my career it’s all about having fun and providing positive vibes, but in the future my focus will be to take my brand to a whole nother level. When I speak, I want to impact lives. I’m going to be the biggest artist on the planet.”

“Pink Roses” has accumulated over a million streams across all platforms. The single’s success builds high expectations, as well as anticipation, for the new star’s forthcoming album. Sport Mode is coming soon.

SportVVS’s culturally diverse upbringing adds to the unique approach he takes when writing songs, often pulling from his Spanish heritage to construct hooks. He broke onto the scene and cemented himself amongst the “New Gen” in 2021. More new music and live performances on the way.

Check out the new video below, and afterward, follow SportVVS on social media.

Spooks McGhie shares visuals for “CHALICE/Look Pon we” [Video]

Spooks McGhie gets into his bad in his single “CHALICE/Look Pon we” where he embodies the spirit of a young king stating his claim. Over the energetic and bouncy backdrop, Spooks delivers a fiery performance ripe with aspiration and bravado lyrics that detail his journey to the apex. The record is produced by Spooks McGhie and Space Liberace. The “Look Pon we”  portion of the track sees him bringing out his Caribbean roots as he blends patois raps with fast-paced English flows.

The visual was directed by shot and edited by Abib Jahleel who helps capture Spooks’s vibrant style and cheerful demeanor.

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S.D Flame seeks “Redemption”

Mississauga Ontario-based rapper S.D Flame is fully hands-on with his craft and from rapping for fun in his teenage years, he went on to build his own recording studio and manage his affairs. His newest release “Redemption” is an insightful track that sees him reflecting on the journey of life. The ups, and downs, good and bad, S.D Flame savours each experience and uses it as a learning moment. Backed by a moody and sublime backdrop, he delivers his bars with passion and intensity that listeners can feel and vibe to.

 

Stream “Redemption” on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer

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THE WEEKLY TOP 5 VIDEOS [EPISODE 45 ]

Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 5 Videos. This is a segment where we will be looking at some exceptional visuals from various acts from around the globe. The music video format has been around for decades and through the 90s and 2000s, it has really taken flight from multi-million budget music videos, to mid to low-budget videos with exceptional features. In this section, we will not discriminate but rather highlight some of the creative visuals that pop up on our radar.

 

Chase Soundz – “PRECIOUS.”

Chase Soundz opens up this week’s video list with “PRECIOUS.” The record sees him musing on the dynamics and unpredictability of this thing called life. The visual is a mix of performance shots with animation that uses themes and lyrics to enhance the engaging element.

 

Lord Willin x XL the Beast – “Broken Windows” prod. by Nickel Plated

Lord Willin and XL the Beast share the visuals for their single “Broken Windows“. The Nickel Plated produced record has a haunting and cinematic feel that ties into the dual nature concept of the record. The emcees deliver heartfelt and candid rhymes laced with bravado. The music video shot by Sando Films perfectly depicts the dark and moody lyrics with it’s moody and dark aesthetics.

 

 

The Jack Moves – “Seabra”

The Jack Moves and director Poppie van Herwerden for the visual of their song “Seabra”. The summer-tinged love song has a retro vibe underpinned by breezy melodic runs and dreamy soundscapes. The duo heads all the way to Miami to fully capture the sun-soaked vibe of the famous city. The cinéma vérité style visuals show the band members and friends as they unwind after surviving another brutal winter. Within van Herwerden’s compositions, we see a tapestry of genuine sweetness, romance, and kinship. Perhaps a celebration of a new type of manhood in which stereotypical toxicity gives way to new principles of brotherhood, self-improvement, and sincerity. The “Seabra” video displays an intimate side of The Jack Moves as earnest as the lyrics of the song itself, “I would only do what’s best for you. “Seabra” is taken from their upcoming Cruiserweight release.

 

 

 

 

Noble Gas – “Catch Me In The Twilight Zone”

Experimental hip-hop duo Noble Gas (made up of  Divine Serpent and Saturn Super Soul ) make their entry on our list with  “Catch Me In The Twilight Zone”, a dark gripping record that serves as the duo’s debut single. As artists, they have been in the game in different capacities but this is the first time they are coming together to work on music. The result is a blend of insightful vivid lyrics underpinned by high octane bravado. The visual is a mix of various animated clips spliced together.

 

 

Sir Will – “Weight Up”

Sir Will closes out the list with the visuals for his song “Weight Up”. The phoenix-based, Compton-bred artist really gets into his bag on this one and blends catchy hooks and engaging lyricism to the forefront of the bass-heavy club-ready backdrop. The visual is engaging too and blends performance flips with seamless transitions and eye-popping effects.

Danny K is “Handsome & Crisp”

Orlando, FL-based rapper/producer/mix engineer Danny K come through with his newest single “Handsome & Crisp”. Over a vocal sample backdrop, he delivers a solid performance ripe with vivid and off-kilter lyricism underpinned by stream-of-consciousness aesthetics. The self-produced track is engaging and it’s reminiscent of Freddie Gibbs, Benny the Butcher etc.

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