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
Maddox – ‘Ask For’
The 2nd single off of the second album from south Florida hip-hop artist Maddox, is a flawless track with competent rapping, engaging melody and vibes and meaningful lyrics… And, it doesn’t last for long, leaving the listener eager for more, or more accurately, playing this on endless repeat!
Coyote Reverie– ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’
A sublime funk, rap amalgam that will get you moving! Stunning rapping, soulful vocals, sexy bass…. Wow and those horns and organ! An ideal treat for a 70s blaxploitation flick by all means!
Fungineers – ‘BOUNDARIES’
“A supergroup of puppets aliens who came to earth to raise the Fun levels!” ? Ladies & Gents, welcome to the unique universe of Fungineers, and their focus track of their recently released debut album ‘EARTH STUFF’! If you like experimentation, rap music with no boundaries, or genre’s clichés and some fun, then this band is ideal for you! At least, is definitely for us!
M Soto– ‘The Return’
Artist and Producer from Brooklyn M Soto’s latest single ‘The Return’ contains a classy sample, is full of old-school vibes, and above all contains a remarkable, dynamic rapping performance that will keep you engaged for its single second! Dope!
cLARQ! – ‘I Forgot’
From DM to Kobe, and from Kove to pandemic among numerous other topics! cLARQ!’s ‘I Forgot’ is an authoritative single with a bold dose of experimentation, ace flow, and uncommon vibes (genius use of operatic vocals)… “They say it’s getting back to normal, but this ain’t normal to me.”
Bad Habbits – ‘Lets Go’ (feat Young Zee of The Outsidaz)
The first video to the single, “Let’s Go” feat Young Zee of the Outsidaz, shot in Willingboro, NJ. off Bad Habbits’ upcoming album, ‘Torch’, is a nihilistic rap experience with addictive moody vibes, poetic sophistication, and gradual progression for the patient ones… Good stuff!
Queen Millz – ‘Hear Me Out’
Up-and-coming UK artist Queen Millz, unveils all her passion, emotion and talent in her spine-chilling trap-rap-drill single ‘Hear Me Out’ with an out of this world switch up! A must listen for 2021!
Jay Gudda – ‘Snake’
Jay Gudda recently gifted us with his mighty ‘Snake’, a song tat represents the conflictions that come with revenge & speaks to the difficulty of taking the high road and the regret that comes after retaliation.
DALMAS Emmanuel – ‘Dis-moi’
A powerful emo rap track by French artist DALMAS Emmanuel, that is an homage on youth violence focusing on Yurhi’s story…
Kobi Onyame– ‘My Prayer’
Glasgow-based rap artist, producer and songwriter Kobi Onyame, delivers with his latest single a manifesto on race relations; ‘My Prayer’ is the first single taken from his new album ‘Don’t Drink the Poison’…