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
Canyon – ‘Reservations’ (Feat. Jadakiss)
A powerful anthem with ultra dynamic rapping about independence and not wanting help from fake people who want to use you, featuring great Jadakiss, and produced by Yung DZA who recently produced Cardi B’s ‘Up’. Turn this beast up loud!
FBG GOAT – ‘MIdnight Porsche’ (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Memphis based rapper FBG GOAT teams up with Lil Uzi Vert for the trap banger ‘MIdnight Porsche’, taken from his recently released album ‘The Mound 2’ featuring collabs with Future, Lil Keed & Young Thug among others.
Xavier White – ‘Only One’
An exemplary blend of contemporary r&b, hip-hop and dream pop by New York based Xavier White, and his recently released flawless single ‘Only One’ inspired “by the difficulty being faithful to one girl, since trust is a huge part of my life and hard for me to give”. Addiction!
Redacted– ‘One Headlight’
Sacramento born and currently Bay Area base Redacted (McFly), just released one with his best singles featuring Rachel Maxann, which “describes going through life without the proper guidance and still pushing through”. Modern hip-hop, abstract progression and contemporary r&b sensitivity!
James Noble – ‘Focus’
African-Canadian rapper and producer James Noble strikes back with another banger, 100% faithful to his compelling sound!
Speak the Rebel – ‘M.F. Gorgeous’
Boston’s Speak the Rebel returns with a flammable mix of funk, soul & old-school hip-hop, catchy enough that may break your neck! Take care with that head nodding!
Mezmah – ‘Smoke + Mirrors’
A song about domestic violence, where as a young kid, used to hear my next door neighbour get subjected to violence! Soulful hip-hop at its best by Mezmah…
Hunit Stackz Detox The Kid– ‘iTachi’
Detox The Kid’s & Hunit Stackz’s collaborative is an authoritative banger, with competent rapping, that won’t let you breathe for its 192 seconds of energetic inferno.
KUR – ‘PLAY IT COOL’
Philadelphia’s rising star KUR doesn’t need more than 2 minutes to unfold his natural talent on ‘PLAY IT COOL’; Flawless rapping, ace flow and an impeccable, dark vibe that will haunt you for days! Top!
ArJay – ‘Apuntame Una’
Puerto Rican rapper ArJay (José A. Rios Rodriguez) recently gifted us with an addictive latin hip-hop treasure, filled with intense vibes, competent rapping and an ideal accompanying video! Great stuff….