I’ll never forget where I was when I first watched Earl Sweatshirt’s video for “EARL.” I was in my freshman year at UNC Charlotte where I was summoned to my friend’s dorm to watch iy. It’s safe to say I left the room in awe because of the video’s shock value, and from seeing that Earl . . .
Philadelphia emcee Johnny Yukon is making plays off his computer in “Laptop.” In the video, Johnny and his unit maneuver and skate through the night from the gas station, to the skate park and back to his spot. Illuminating masks and warped camera effects keep viewers engaged as Johnny and director Ben Tran depict the . . .
Los Angeles by way of New York singer Rodes Rollins has released her woozy folk-psychedelic debut project, entitled Young Adult. Rollins first turned heads with the premiere of her solo standalone track entitled “Young and Thriving,” which released back in November. Those who are skeptical on the folk genre should still be able to appreciate . . .
You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .
Toronto has pushed out some eye-catching talent across music over the past couple of years. Female vocalist Jessie Reyez looks to be next in line with the dark and haunting visuals for “Shutter Island.” On “Shutter Island,” Reyez reflects and questions herself on events that took place in her past relationship. However, while Reyez mulls . . .
It’s been a couple months since the Memphis emcee Daz Rinko dropped his Lifted project. Recently, Daz has resurfaced again with visuals for his song “Luv Ya.” The video features Daz Rinko and his love interest, Kelsee Woods, enjoying a blissful night until events take an unusual turn after libations begin to flow. The Memphis . . .
San Diego producer Zuma enlists vocalists Lenis Kim and Yngdrgn to create a smooth and beautiful track entitled “Ruby.” “Ruby” is cut from the new cloth of r&b in where the worlds of r&b and electronica collide. Lenis Kim and Yngdrgn display great synergy on “Ruby,” making it clear that they are two up and coming artists . . .
Well well Well$ what do we have here? West Charlotte’s Well$ keeps the momentum flowing by dropping a remix for his banger “US. Vs. The World.” This time around Well$ is accompanied by fellow Charlottean spitter Bankroll Bird and Immaculate Taste label mate Angelo Mota. “US VS. The World” is fresh off the heels of . . .
After releasing a couple of eye catching singles, Milwaukee buzz maker Renz Young drops his sophomore project It Was Nice Knowing You. Renz’s ability to create captivating narratives is on full display throughout this 10 track project. It’s refreshing to see that in this day and age that there are still up and coming rappers . . .
Washington D.C. songbird, Zeroni, returns with a new ep entitled 13 and a smooth standout track in “On Repeat.” It’s been awhile since we’ve last heard from Zeroni, but now she’s returned with a smooth and soulful four track project out of nowhere. Zeroni states that the significance of the number 13 symbolizes her, her mother, . . .
Chicago will always be a hot bed in the music industry. Facts. Chicago emcee CLEW looks to make his mark on the game with his eclectic new single, “Tarzan.” CLEW was able to link up with fellow Chicago producer Prov to formulate future bounce dance vibes. CLEW explained, “The initial creative process for ‘Tarzan’ was very . . .
Houston emcee, Dylan Cohl, makes his return to Artistic Manifesto as we premiere his new visuals for “Bigger Than Me.” “Bigger Than Me” is the first visual offering off of Dylan’s forthcoming project Cowboy Jones 1.5: Days in the East. Dylan is able to turn his coming of age story to a cinematic experience that pleasures . . .
Congolese-American emcee Well$ teams up with Immaculate Taste label mate and New Orleans-bssed producer Lucho to create “A Sad Dance $ong.” Well$ takes a break from promoting his forthcoming project, The Way I’m Living Makes My Mom Nervous, to drop this gloomy dance track. Well$ explains, “the title highlights the contrast between the sad lyrics . . .
The wait is over, as Brent Faiyaz has released his highly anticipated debut project, A.M. Paradox, on his birthday. Brent’s journey has been eventful, as we heard firsthand through our interview with him back in 2015. He’s moved from Baltimore to Charlotte, and ultimately ended up in Los Angeles. Along the way he’s released tasteful teasers and moving singles leading up . . .
Atlanta’s 24hrs has been keeping followers engaged with a couple of random projects, and now he’s back with his third release, 12:AM. Not much is known about the Atlanta upstart outside his music and a random interview with Pigeons and Planes. 24hrs stated, “I’d rather not do interviews. I prefer for people to fall in love with . . .