San Diego producer Zuma teams up with Axel Mansoor to create a blissful new single in “Heaven.” Zuma’s eclectic percussions and synths along with Axel’s smooth vocals are symbolic of a slice of heaven. Zuma stated via email: “‘Heaven’ is kind of the culmination of all the inspirations that I’ve taken in from electronic music as . . .
West Los Angeles group Villain Park is a name that may be seeing more of and rightfully so. As we can hear in “We Out Here,” they all are emcees who can straight up rap. The group has been relatively quiet since the release of their 2015 EP, Same Ol’ Shit. It’s good to see them . . .
Two of the things I stan for are cinematic music videos and dope acts and talent from my home state of North Carolina. Rapper Rex White checks both off the boxes off for me with the release of his “20 Grand” video. “20 Grand” is the rising emcee’s lead visuals from his sophomore project The . . .
New York singer and songwriter MAAD resurfaces to drop a synth pop anthem called ‘Wonderland.” Fresh off the release of her Le Funk EP this crooner takes a break from modeling to return to the booth. “Wonderland” features a verse from fellow New Yorker and Brooklyn emcee Jimi Tents. The chemistry between the pair seems . . .
After months of dropping singles Memphis emcee Daz Rinko finally drops his highly anticipated EP Black Boy Joy. The 6-track future bounce and jazz inspired project features SPRILL, Donato, Blasko and theMIND. On this piece of work Daz unapologetically touches on topics of living in Memphis, the peaks and valleys of love, religion, politics, and being . . .
North Carolina emcee Lute knocks the dust off his mic and returns to drop a new single called “Juggin’.” Ever since the birth of his daughter and the announcement of him signing with J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint, the Charlotte emcee has been rather quiet. With the release of “Juggin” and his West 1996 Pt. 2 project . . .
Being separated from a person you care deeply for can be strenuous. On “Until the Day Of,” Lenis shows her vulnerable side while keeping hope alive for her unclear future. “Until the Day Of” is the second single and follow up to her viral Spotify charting single, “Told Him.” This new track is the first . . .
North Carolina emcee P.A.T. Junior returns with blissful visuals for his uplifting track “Better Days.” I love the hype and turn up music just as much as the next listener. However, I still love lyrics and smooth tracks. P.A.T. takes us on a visit to a local park to provide vibrant visuals for “Better Days.” . . .
West London-based artist Lui Peng follows up his breakout single, “Demons,” with a new smooth track called “Nocturnal.” I always find it interesting listening to hip-hop from different cultures around the world. I get lost in the dialects and the sonic contrast between their music and ours. Lui and United Kingdom-based emcee Che Lingo blend . . .
St. Louis’s very own Jaylien follows up his creepy single, “Lucky Guy” with an up-tempo release called “Summer Love.” As the summer is winding down, we’re starting to see artists squeeze out the summertime records they’ve been holding on to. “Summer Love” meets all the criteria for a summer record with it being upbeat, catchy, and . . .
New Orleans emcee Jabbar drops off his first visuals from New Orleans project entitled “Holla at Me.” When I listen to New Orleans rap I know I can expect a couple things- gritty stories, lyrics and genuine messages. Those themes stay true from the OG’s like Master P, Wayne, Boosie, Curren$y; all the way to . . .
North Carolina emcee Ace Henderson gives us grainy ,and vulnerable visuals for his single, “Runaway.” On this single Ace expounds upon his hardships and what he had to endure while coping with his long-distance relationship and moving to New York. Ace turned to relying on alcohol and prescription drug use. Although covered in hip-hop throughout . . .
New York buzzing rapper Ro Ransom returns with a rhythmic new single called “Prettiest.” For those who are unfamiliar with Ro’s previous work or movement he’s had his hands full within the past year, he’s has co-written hits like Khalid’s “Let’s Go” off his American Teen album, and went on a cross country tour with Dua . . .
Atlanta rising emcee Joe Gifted drops off the long-awaited visuals for his hit single, “Water.” If you’ve been riding around in the car blasting the radio the past couple months you might recognize this one. The song has been slowly gaining traction on urban radio and has amassed around 1.7 million plays on Spotify to . . .
Immaculate Taste artist Alec Lomami pays homage to his African roots with his new mix, “Ambience A Gogo.” Music is universal, regardless of where you are from or what language you speak. Just last week the Luis Fonsi remix of “Despacito” was number one on the U.S. Viral Spotify charts. The song does features Justin Bieber, . . .