Kiseme drops ‘4DALove EP’

San Diego, CA-based indie artist Kiseme drops 4DALove EP, a 24-track project that blends soulful boom-bap sounds with various stylings including melodies and heartfelt lyrics. The self-produced project starts off with “Pu$hin” a piano-driven track followed by the sombre lofi-infused “Visions”. On “Get Dat Dough” we get to hear Kiseme’s go-getter attitude and on “Actions” he presents a true depiction of getting things done. He links up with rapper Shorty G on the haphazard “Gettin’ to the chicken” who delivers a short performance at the end. “Get Paid” continues in the same vein as Kiseme shares his candid thoughts on securing the bag in these dangerous times. “Luck Days” is as the title suggests and gives listeners a glimpse into a day in the life of the rapper. The soundscape gets a bit brooding and moody on “Invest” and Kiseme is still in his element.

Overall the theme of using piano loops keeps the cohesiveness in order and Kiseme’s off-kilter , nonchalant approach to the raps is quite unique as well.

Keep up with Kiseme| Soundcloud: Website: YouTube : Instagram

THE WEEKLY TOP 5 VIDEOS [EPISODE 53 ]

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRIX RIKS – “Skate Clinic”

Madrid-born rapper DRIX RIKS opens up the list with “Skate Clinic”, a rousing hard-hitting track that sees him dropping verbal bombs with much gusto. Armed with his distinctly gruff vocal tone, he holds nothing back as he engulfs the punchy boom-bap soundscape laid before him. The visual pays homage to the 90s as well and makes use of varied performance shots of the rapper who has roots in Geneva.

 

 

Da Break x Pab The Kid – “Fine”

The duo of Da Break and Pab The Kid gifts us with the visuals for their song “Fine”. The track is a bouncy soulful uplifting tune that is perfect for a summer cookout. Over the bright and fun-filled backdrop, Jen delivers smooth melodic runs that aim to remind us that regardless of what we may go through, everything will be fine. Director Loic Mabily goes the extra length to capture the feeling of going back to simple things. Shot in a natural French decor, half rural, half industrial, the grainy image, the mood, and the “vintage engines” takes viewers back to the late 80s / early 90s.  The track is produced by French funk/groove producer BrunoPatchworksHovart,

 

Mr. Monkei – “Good Morning America”

Mr. Monkei makes his entry on our list with this thought-provoking and reflective record titled “Good Morning America”. The record dwells on the daily struggle of everyday Americans, which is what the rest of the world doesn’t see. The production is guitar-laden and sombre and sees the rapper detailing the daily struggles of the everyday man who is trying to survive to see another day. The visual is motif driven and makes use of cinematic aesthetics and an overarching theme that ties into the cycle we all are trapped in with no way to escape.

 

SSY – “Holy Ghost

South African rap artist SSY  drops the video for his song “Holy Ghost“. The bravado track shows his off-kilter style as he flows smoothly over a horn-driven bouncy soundscape.The visual is quite engaging and makes use of weird glitchy effects and eye-catching special fx. He is also 1/3 of a collective known as The LGNDRY.

 

 

KYRO – “I’M TIRED”

West London-based artist KYRO help close out the list with his video for the song “I’M TIRED”, a bouncy trappy track that details his mindstate during the pandemic. He details his frustrations and the feeling of being stuck in one place. The visual makes use of performance shots and quick-cut scenes to emphasize the rapper’s changing mind state.

ATW OLEK drops “Straight From the CHI” and “Over the Limit”

Chi-town emcee ATW OLEK makes his entry on our site with two singles “Straight From the CHI” and “Over the Limit”

“Straight From the CHI” is a celebratory and cautionary track that sees the rapper taking us deep into his hometown. He reflects on his turbulent beginnings and the unique experiences that shaped him. The production is moody and solemn and his lyrics are unfiltered and candid.

Stream “Straight From the CHI” on  Apple Music

“Over the Limit” is a dark and bouncy tune made up of dark and brooding synths underpinned by thick 808 drums. ATW OLEK once again delivers with a commanding and edgy tone with off-kilter bravado raps.

Stream “Over the Limit” on Apple Music.

Keep up with  ATW OLEK | Link : Instagram

Davy Fresh reviews all the “Beauty Marks” [Video]

Davy Fresh is currently working on his forthcoming album Richmond Highway but in the interim, he shares the visuals for the single “Beauty Marks”.  The song is a heartfelt and reflective tune that sees Davy Fresh in retrospective mode. Over the soulful and somewhat nostalgic soundscape, he pens an ode to the hustle and his journey as an artist and a new father trying to make history while balancing fatherhood and his legacy.

The visual is handled perfectly by director David Johnson who makes use of a cinematic aesthetic to capture Davy’s world in all its glory. It’s shot in different spots including Davy’s childhood neighbourhood of Gum Springs and there is also a cameo from the rapper’s 7-month-old son.

Richmond Highway is set to be released on January 6, 2023, via Fresh Kids Music Group & Dallas Austin Distribution. The album is set to be a biographical take on Davy Fresh’s upbringing on Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Va, right outside of Washington, DC.

Keep up with Davy Fresh | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

XIXI presents “800 Avanti Place”

Producer XIXI is currently working on his BOOG instrumental series but in the interim, he shares the single  “800 Avanti Place” which gives listeners a glimpse of what to come. The production is varied, bouncy and punchy and the way he chops up the samples are brilliant and surgical.

 

“800 Avanti Place” is the 3rd track taken from XIXI’s instrumental concept album series Boog Vol. 2.

Keep up with XIXI | Spotify

Mister Lovemore returns with “Peace Signs” feat. Stewart Hidalgo

Mister Lovemore‘s latest release “Peace Signs” is a PSA to the world to open its eyes and heart in order to make life better. Over a rousing guitar-driven soundscape, the emcee delivers an energetic and rousing performance laced with inspiring and uplifting bars. He lays emphasis on the concept of peace and the need for unity to forge ahead in these crazy times we live in.

 

Stream “Peace Signs”  on Apple Music, SoundCloud, YouTube, Deezer .

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • 11/16/22 – Canna Biz After Party at Backstage Bar & Billiards; Hosted By Cannabis Talk 101 (Powered By iHeart Radio)
  • 12/2/22 – First Fridays in Venice, CA at Ispire

UPCOMING RELEASES:

  • 12/2/22 – “You Got It”

 

Keep up with Mister Lovemore | SoundCloud : Spotify: Linktree: Instagram

SIM Calls On Tanerélle & ZAIA For “SAMSARA”

Arriving on Earth from the Sirius star-system, emerging star SIM enlists buzzing recording artists Tanerélle & ZAIA for an out-of-this-world new single, “SAMSARA.” Produced by SIM-himself, the single details love on a multi-dimensional level as he remembers past lives of romance. The song draws newfound fans into SIM really is and what he brings to the table.

“When SIM reached out to me about ‘SAMSARA,’ I was so overcome with joy,” said Tanerélle. “We got to create a song about a concept I believe so deeply in, our lives; this one, the ones before, the ones that’ll come after, and the love we encounter in each one. It’s such an incredible tribute to love in all its forms.”

“SAMSARA” follows SIM’s 2001 hits “WORMHOLE” and “KARMA.” The new single is the perfect origin point for the SIM bandwagon. After the stream, continue to follow SIM’s journey on social media. Stream the new single below.

sOuL from the O reminds us to “Come Back”

Emerging rapper sOuL from the O sure knows a thing or two about the essence of hip-hop and music in general. His latest release “Come Back” is a blend of funk and breakbeats underpinned by his smooth flow. Over producer Headnodic‘s rousing drum grooves, pulsating basslines, and funky horns, the rapper delivers aspirational and uplifting bars that aim to pump up pure positivity in minds of the listeners. Inspired by 80’s PSA cartoons, the track is a throwback to HipHop in the park and music that would inspire the uprising of the imagination for a better world, in the face of the darkest moments.

“Come Back” is the 2nd single from the forthcoming Queens and Pharaohs album.

 

 

Keep up with sOuL from the O Instagram 

K.Comedy Taps Key Glock & Mak Sauce For “Hit You With The Blick”

The “Hit You With The Blick” challenge is one of the popular viral trends in the world. Now, the challenge’s creator, K.Comedy, takes the social challenge to the dancefloor with the release of the new song, “Hit You With The Blick” featuring Key Glock and Mak Sauce. Capitalizing on the popularity, K.Comedy makes his formal introduction with slick-talking raps over the dance-friendly uptempo production. Key Glock and Mak Sauce adds star-studded presence in braggadocious wordplay.

The guests on K.Comedy’s new hit are a dream come true for the rising star as his track embarks on an undeniable pace to the top. He explained:

“Coming from Mississippi, it was already a dream come true to have Hit You With The Blick go viral but now that this remix is coming with Key Glock and Mak Sauce it takes everything to a whole new level..”

For newfound fans, “HYWTB” is the perfect origin point to begin following the new artist’s journey. After the video, you may continue to follow K.Comedy’s next move on social media. The new single is merely the beginning for the southern talent with the promise of more new music to come in the coming months. All preparing for an expected debut project. “Hit You With The Blick” is available everywhere via Run-It-Up Records.

Key Glock appears on the single courtesy of PRE/EMPIRE. Mak Sauce appears on the song courtesy of Run-It-Up Records.

Feel free to check out the viral trend-turned-music video below.