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
Taylor McClaine – ‘Hustle & Thrive’
Born in Harlem Taylor McClaine’s ‘Hustle & Thrive’ is a highly energetic rap banger, with ace flow, spotless rapping, destined for club party starter! Pump up the volume; This is Taylor McClaine!
Josh Sallee – ‘Let Me Live My Life’ (feat. K.A.A.N.)
‘Let Me Live My Life’ is the 2nd collaboration between Josh Sallee and K.A.A.N. since the release of ‘Awayo’ (2015), an absolute hip-hop anthem about self-empowerment and about breaking the chain of any kind of control…. Authoritative!
Don Data The Bard– ‘Barrel Roll’
90s seconds are more than enough for 25 year old rapper from the Inland Empire of Southern California, Don Data The Bard, to unleash a volcanic amount of energy, with his trap metal-alternative hip-hop hybrid… Most importantly, this dynamite is about a time he almost died… And luckily for everyone, he didn’t! Brutal stuff!
AKA_Mister– ‘The Bully Game’
AKA_Mister is a 40 year old teacher and self-taught artist, and ‘The Bully Game’ is among his first, baby steps… Love the innocence this song unleashes, and the melody that directly seeps in our brain… Looking forward to his next, more professional steps… Until then, this one on endless repeat!
Blacksmith & Knytro – ‘Major
Addictive, soulful hip-hop vibes by the Bristol based Producer/MC Blacksmith on production duties and Knytro on the ‘rhymes’ about “the road to success with the confident swagger talking about what it takes to make it”.
Adam et al. – ‘W84EVR’ (Feat. Lync & Yung Miss)
Get ready for an alluring R&B-infused rap treat by Adam et al., collaborating with, Yung Miss, and Lync… Flawless rapping, and a seductive chorus that will warm your hearts!
Showoffpraise– ‘Jump Shot Jesus’
A North Carolina artist that turned his terrific accident to purpose breathes fresh air in the genres and uses his pain to encourage others…and us! Motivational!
‘Magic’ is the absolute vibe anthem and opener of Hillsboro,TX-based rapper and storyteller J’Moris’s recently released full-length ‘Moris Better: Loveless Confessions’… Vibing!
Ben Varney – ‘Road Signs (The Prequel)’
22-year-old UK hip-hop artist, hailing from the southwest, Ben Varney, recently released a warm-up single for his upcoming album, a fiery, but also super catchy hip-hop anthem, among the most notable so far for the underground UK hip-hop scene…
WestWrldSyd – ‘Chosen One’
Last but not least, we’ve got the “in-your-face” rap thunder by WestWrldSyd, showing off his West Philadelphia roots… Dynamic, and not a single second lost… Hits hard!