Presenting 10 fresh gems of the recent hip-hop/ conscious hip-hop, rap, cloud hop, contemporary R&B, trap crop. In other words, today’s “underground” urban culture.
handpicked by: Christos Doukakis
Karras – ‘Through a Bottle Darkly’ – CYNYD Mix
‘Through a Bottle Darkly’ finds Karras at his very best: Dynamic, clean rapping, excellent production and sound, tons of emotion unleashed, poignant lyrical content “about apathy and the feeling of insignificance in reaction to the larger, darker aspects of our existence in this realm” and great mix of electronic elements adding more to the plot… This one hits hard!
Up-and-coming Jean~Baptiste recently gifted us with his statement treat ‘RiP2TRAP’, and as you nay imagine is an stunning ode to old-school hip-hop… Super dynamic and flawless rapping, vital for any hip-hop aficionado!
KOF – ‘Grace’
Liverpool born, London raised, singer, rapper, producer KOF’s ‘Grace’ is a brilliant, conscious hip-hop gem, with dazzling, jazzy, noir soundscapes, lovely, soulful rapping and top-notch production… Just listen to this saxophone and the artist flawless rapping and you’ll get obsessed for days…or perhaps nights!
NOIXES & Bromar – ‘Shocked’
Pretty unique stuff now! Venezuelan artist NOIXES’ collaborative latest single with rapper Bromar, is an out-of-the-ordinary, trap/EDM blend experience, with ultra dynamic production engaging vibes, and sensational rapping. Treasure!
Roddod– ‘Wake Up’
Maryland rapper Roddod shows off his rapping skills, in this atmospheric, smooth, old-school hip-hop track, that we may all relate one way or another with its deep, heartfelt lyrics… Such a gem!
Ro Bless – ‘I AM’
American rapper Ro Bless’ high-spirited rhymes: “never gonna stop chasing my passion…all I need is patience” over some stunning boombap/lofi type beat, will not only keep you vibing, but most importantly boost you with tons of positivity! Vital…
Ced Savage– ‘I’m In Love’ (feat. Messy Marv · J. Stalin · Lil Blood)
‘I’m In Love’ is taken from Ced Savage’s just released, 17-track album ‘Mafia Library Volume 4’, an addictive bouncy rap track, featuring Messy Marv, J. Stalin & Lil Blood… Dope!
Jamar Carr– ‘Pressure’ (feat. TwonDon)
Recording artist from Queens, NY, Jamar Carr recently released another sample off the upcoming project ‘FatherTime’, and this is a “joint venture” with TwonDon. Top-class rap banger, with skilled rapping, and a Spanish guitar adding more to the value of this gem… Super catchy!
Cliff Savage – ‘Wait A Minute’
Just cannot get enough of this sick rap treat by Cliff Savage. A non-stop dynamite for endless grinding, which find the artist at his most “savage”… Twisted!
Riiyoo & Lil Lee– ‘Snake On Her’
‘Snake On Her’ is a superb trap number by Riiyoo & Lil Lee which pays homage to the ladies, with a jaw-dropping, accompanying visualizer… Can you feel the vibe?