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Tom Hodson – “Get Yours” (feat. Juga-Naut & Jayahadadream)
Tom Hodson‘s newest release “Get Yours” sees him teaming up with rappers Juga-Naut and Jayahadadream. Over a sublime and atmospheric backdrop, the duo showcases their never-say-die attitude in the midst of the chaos and hurdles lid around them.
Mr. Risto Flow – “Dreams (Next) “Feat. Rockie Fresh
Mr. Risto Flow teams up with Rockie Fresh on “Dreams (Next) ” a heartfelt reflective track that dives into believing in oneself. Over a soulful and alluring backdrop crafted by Big Jerm, both emcees proceed to implore listeners to go after their dreams.
Get it on SoundCloud, Apple Music
Dre Delamar – “Voss (Music Video)”
Dre Delamar shares the exotic visuals for his song “Voss” taken from his recently released Vibes EP. The track has a moody and punchy backdrop that fits his smooth laidback flow. The visuals are engaging too and capture the rapper in an unknown exotic land pursuing a mysterious woman.
Get it on Spotify
JR Nash – “cHancEs (remix)”
Emerging rapper JR Nash shares a heartfelt single titled “cHancEs (remix).” Over a somber piano-laden backdrop, he reflects on his personal tribulations and struggles as a man and an artist.
Get it on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer
Heen – “Colorblind”
Emerging Norway emcee Heen delivers a smooth summer jam titled “Colorblind.” The summer-tinged track produced by TheKidGoran is all about feel-good vibes and smooth uplifting lyrics.
Get it on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music
Boy Pierce – “The Internet Used to be Funny” feat. MC Lars
Boy Pierce teams up with legendary emcee MC Lars on this humor-filled and insightful track titled “The Internet Used to be Funny.” Over a sparse punchy backdrop, both emcees explore the radical change of the internet since its advent. From the early days when it was filled with funny lighthearted videos but now it’s filled with unsavory elements and let’s be honest, it’s kind of tragic.
Get it on YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer
Ali Cashius Jr x Futuristic – “Hello”
Ali Cashius Jr and Futuristic bring their lyrical strength to the forefront on “Hello.” The single is ripe with bright bells and keys and a punchy trap backdrop and is peppered with vivid lyrics.
“Hello” is the lead single from his new album Flight Club.
Get it on Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer
Rhyme the Ripper – “Where you been hiding?”
New Zealand emcee Rhyme the Ripper shares a new song “Where you been hiding?” with us this week. The moody piano-laden track is heartfelt and insightful and his flow is quite impassioned too. This is the second song off an upcoming EP, Rhyme the Ripper has been working on.
Get it on SoundCloud, YouTube, Deezer,
Leland Philpot x Ty Luv The MC – “JUST DO”
Leland Philpot teams up with Ty Luv The MC for this upbeat lyrical fest titled “JUST DO.” Backed by the piano-laden backdrop, both emcees show listeners the true essence of lyricism. “JUST DO” is taken from Philpot’s comic book-themed EP, “LIMITBREAK!”,
Get it on Apple Music, Deezer, TikTok
Jayson Cash x Blxst – “Priority”
Rapper, songwriter, and Carson native Jayson Cash teams up with LA powerhouse and 2021 XXL Freshman Blxst on his new single “Priority.” The heartfelt R&b infused track sees the rapper detailing the dynamics of his new relationship from the rocky start, good times and all, Cash gives a balanced view of it all. Joining him on the track is vocalist Blxst who ties it up with a catchy melodic hook. The music video highlights the chill atmosphere of a West Coast kickback and showcases two California talents on the brink of breakout success.
Stream/Download “Priority” here.
Alden Groves – “Baptize”
Alden Groves’ “Baptize” is a thought-provoking track that dives into delicate issues such as meditation, Bipolar disorder, and the rejection of language and thought as a tool for understanding one’s self and the world. Inspired by his own personal experiences, Groves gives us a glimpse into his struggles and how he found a way to overcome them all. “Baptize” is the second single off his upcoming album The Comfortable Dark.
Get it on SoundCloud
C. Young – “Remain Optimistic”
C. Young‘s “Remain Optimistic” is a soulful motivational track that flips the classic song by Sounds Of Blackness in the most appropriate manner. The emerging rapper delivers a passionate performance filled with insight and uplifting lyrics that we all need in these perilous times. The video is Directed by Natále.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify
Lex Leosis – “That Feel “
Toronto emcee Lex Leosis shares the video for the single “That Feel ” and announces the release of her full-length project Terracotta. The track is a mid-tempo summer jam ripe with evocative rap verses and a seductive melodic chorus to match.
The visuals were shot in both Los Angeles and Toronto by the director, Yohalmo who showcases the longboard communities in LA. Director, Sharleen Meinke, who also directed the “Wanted” official video, shot Leosis’ parts in Toronto.
Get the entire project here.
Mostly George x Oblivious – “Moves”
Mostly George and b share the 90s boom-bap-inspired collaboration titled “Moves” Backed by a moody menacing backdrop, the emcees proceed with vivid and gripping lyric-dense performance.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer
FEELSOUL – “GOD FREESTYLE”
FEELSOUL shares “GOD FREESTYLE” a loosie that showcases his descriptive rap style and impassioned flow over a soulful backdrop.
Jalan Veasley – “Degree Me”
Emerging rapper Jalan Veasley pays homage to future graduates on the heartfelt single titled “Degree Me.” Over a soulful backdrop, he talks about his journey in both academics and life in general. He implores listeners to not give up and keep the dream alive.
Jamar Carr – “9PM in ShadyVille”
NY rapper Jamar Carr is not letting up and shares his new single “9PM in ShadyVille” a moody ad reflective piece that sees him in his element. He details the dynamics of fake friends, lack of trust, and being surrounded by naysayers. All these still couldn’t stop him from trying to achieve his dreams. “9PM in ShadyVille” is taken from his upcoming EP titled FatherTime.
Lèlèman – “POUND”
Lèlèman returns with “POUND” a mellow minimalistic track that displays his melodic flow and carefree demeanor.
Alph Tha Alien- “Outer Limits” (Official Video)
Los Angeles emcee Alph Tha Alien shares the video for his self-produced song “Outer Limits.” A mid-tempo experimental track is ripe with dark production and vivid lyrics. The video is directed by Evan Clark who goes for fantasy and off-kilter aesthetic.
“Outer Limits” is from his album Black Tax.
Get it on Spotify.
Tino The Spider – “Stop”
Tino The Spider pays homage to the culture of hip-hop and rap on his new release titled “Stop” With a hard-hitting thumping backdrop, fiery lyrics, and a memorable call and response type chorus, Tino sure delivers a solid nostalgia-inducing piece we all can appreciate.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//SoundCloud
BREEDSWORLD – “DOLLA””
Bay Area artist BREEDSWORLD continues his streak of fire singles with “DOLLA,” a self-produced, motivational anthem for anyone in need of some inspiration—or a new banger for their summer playlist. The track has a melodic and bass-heavy feel coupled with the rapper’s insightful lyrics on survival in these hard times.
Get it on all DSPs here.