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
FM Wu – ‘AT THE TOP’
The opening track from FM Wu’s latest album ‘What’s Next’ is an excellent sample of current rap sound with lyrics having to do with the artist’s experiences from bottom to……….The Top! Make sure you also check the video over here.
Bayku & M.anifest – ‘Sake Of Money’
Ghanaian rapper Bayku is back with a stunning first teaser from his upcoming album, in collaboration with his partner in rhyme, the GOD MC M.anifest, which is a super bouncy club banger, and an “ode to the struggle we all face between chasing money, and freeing ourselves from the rat race”.
S.I.N. & B.Positiv – ‘Wallflwr’s Anthm’
An ultra smooth & highly atmospheric party atmosphere instrumental accompanying a story driven rhyme on awkwardness in social situations. by Baltimore mc S.I.N. (Survival In Negativity) & Portland producer B.Positiv will get you in the mood for (anti)socializing!
Jaël Tanalepy – ‘Got Me Calling’
Dutch R&B singer, rapper and music producer Jaël Tanalepy’s ‘Got Me Calling’ is a silky indie r&b and emo rap blend about liking or loving someone and calling that person, but the person is acting kinda strange…
Muncy – ‘Run it Back’
The closing track from Muncy’s latest album ‘Rhythm & Raw Rhymes’, is a straight-to-the-heart, old-school rap banger, with melancholic, noir vibes, and according to its creator “a journey through reflections of the past, previous mindsets, unhealthy behaviors and displays clearly the shift in perspective that has happened from then to now”. Intense and raw stuff!
Wenzel BLK – ‘Domino’
Who would expect that a trap single which was written about a dominoes pizza box, would be so addictive as Wenzel BLK’s ‘Domino’…. He’s got the rhymes, he’s got the vibes, he’s got the flow… He’s got everything!
AJ Peoples– ‘A Feeling’
Born in Southside Jamaica Queens, American artist AJ Peoples recently gifted us with ‘A Feeling’, a soulful, conscious hip-hop number, with excellent production, rapping, female vocals, and “a stream of consciousness and a reflection of what he currently feels about love”…. Can you feel this?
S.D Flame – ‘Jeans & Jordans’
Hailing from Mississauga Ontario, S.D Flame recently released ‘Jeans & Jordans’, a finely calibrated boom bap ear-candy, mixed with smooth melody and competent, clean rapping….
Double A.B. – ‘Rembrandt Death Chant’ (w/ Napoleon Da Legend x Breeze Brewin)
Double A.B. teams up with with indie rap icons Breeze Brewin and Napoleon Da Legend to do deliver Rembrandt Death Chant, an ode to the art of war, Sun Tzu style. Greatly accompanied with a cool b&w/colour visualizer, that was shot by Last Call Steve and edited by R.M.L.
Loxy & Ink – ‘Spray Trains Of Thought’
Drawing upon their influences from artists like KRS One, Rakim, Wu-Tang Clan, NAS and Mobb Deep, ‘Spray Trains Of Thought’ hits hard…. Loxy & Ink at their very best with a spotless visualizer!