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
Tubbz – ‘Miss You’
Tubbz’s testimony to the lost ones is a perfect sample of powerful rapping, poignant lyrics and art inspired from life’s hardships. Soulful, engaging and inspiriting!
CM Young – ‘Back In Town’
Boston rapper CM Young’s ‘Back In Town’ is an addictive blend of alternative hip-hop, indie electronic and wave with divine melodies and an anthemic chorus that will directly seep into your brain… Opus!
Savage The Poet – ‘Head Up’
Savage The Poet is a Nuyorican Brooklyn bred poet, MC and lyricist and ‘Head Up’ is the closing song of his recently released 4-track EP ‘Keep Your Head In The Clouds’, a transcendent mix of 90s hip-hop, neo soul and moody noir jazz sound. Top stuff!
Zeyi– ‘Same Page’
New York bred performer/musician/songwriter/producer and engineer Zeyi’s single ‘Same Page’ is a smooth, flawless hip-hop treat filled with old-school flavour, noir lyricism, and according to its creators aims to “address the struggle, hardship and emotional weight which many times sits behind the scenes of an artists path which is many times unrecognized by people on the outside”.
Vicious Teknique – ‘Dali’
Indie hip-hop artist hailing form Miami, Vicious Teknique, is at his best of creativity with the chilling vibes of ‘Dali’, naming the song after world renowned artist, Salvador Dali. On endless repeat!
D’Vo – ‘Evolution of Hip Hop’
Christian hip-hop and soul artist from Houston, TX, D’Vo is at his very best with his recent track ‘Evolution of Hip Hop’, a skilful ode to old-school vibes, but through his modern prism. Competent rapping, dynamic vibes and tons of positivity in this instant classic!
Money Making Wize – ‘The Fake$’
Feeling hot enough for some drill inferno from Miami? Money Making Wize of DusaGang Records, literally kill it with their highly energetic banger!
Junes UB– ‘YGM’
West London’s Junes UB’s latest hip-hop/trap banger ‘YGM’ with a surprise in its accompanying video: A cameo appearance of well respected E1!
JPEGMAFIA – ‘DIRTY!’
The most recent video by experimental hip-hop prodigy JPEGMAFIA finds him getting ‘DIRTY!’… And we definitely dig this!
Chvnge Up – ‘I’
Michigan-based rapper Chvnge Up is preparing his debut album and ‘I’ is an ideal taster; A track of ace flow, noir vibes, soulful rapping, and an ideal mix of melancholy with personal achievement and according to the artist’s words “A few years ago I didn’t have much to my name at all. I was sleeping on a pullout couch where I could almost touch both walls of the room because of hall small it was. I’ve come very far from that and that what this song is about.”