Florida residents and Alamo Records labelmates Wifisfuneral and Smokepurpp celebrate deals and newfound success on “Run It Up.” The Florida rap scene is about to come to pick up steam and it’s going to be something we can’t ignore. If you haven’t heard of Wifisfuneral, Smokepurpp, Ski Mask The SlumpGod, Lil’ Pump, or Swagghollywood don’t worry – . . .
After a couple of guest features San Diego songbird Lenis releases her debut single, “Told Him.” This single is the embodiment of future bounce contemporary r&b. Music lovers familiar with acts such as Soulection, Ryan Hemsworth and Tinashe will appreciate the overall vibe of the song. Lenis stated via High Cloud: “’Told Him; is about taking . . .
Staten Island up and coming emcee Lou The Human returns with two new ominous videos for his latest single, “Macklemore.” In a day and age where quotable hooks and rhythmic anthems standout, it’s rare that we see emcees who display gritty, straight through raps. If there’s anything that you take away from “Macklemore,” it’s that the . . .
Memphis emcee Daz Rinko returns with a bouncy colorful single enitled “SOS.” Given the title and content of the song “SOS” may sound a little different than what you’d expect. However, if you are familiar with Daz Rinko’s catalog, it stays true to his future bounce rap sound. “SOS” was inspired by Daz’s opinion about . . .
North Carolina’s Joe Trufant resurfaces to give us visuals for his highly-anticipated video “Nike Checks.” A lot has happened since we featured Joe’s “Party Talk” here on AM. He also gave us a 7 track EP entitled Better Off Without Me in January. Since then Joe has been a recluse and is hardly on social . . .
Tre Amani switches things up on his new single, “Somebody.” Sometimes we create our best work going through our greatest hardships in life. When Brent Faiyaz flew Tre’ out to Los Angeles, the up and coming emcee had a lot weighing on his mind. Thanks to some trial and error, and a little bit of soul searching, . . .
Charlotte emcees Yung Bizzle and 40TheLifeStyle drop their long awaited visuals for “I’m The One.” The two Queen City rappers collaborated on a joint mixtape late last year titled No Middle Man. The project diverts from the archetypal trap sound as it features infectious hooks, trap melodies, and refined rhyme schemes. In the visuals for . . .
Seattle emcee Young IICE drops his first track of 2017 with the tranquil sounds of “Blue Moons Later.” Young IICE embodies the meaning of mellow bars and alternative rap, as seen throughout his SoundCloud discography, and “Blue Moons Later” follows suit. Stay tuned for the release date of his forthcoming EP, MOON. Stream the J’Von-produced . . .
Aaron Alexander is a fresh face to on the Kansas City rap scene. Aaron’s newest release is an easy-going intriguing single entitled “Sometimes.” Although it’s is on the laid-back side of the spectrum, it should be noted that Aaron Alexander has an array of different sounds to be heard within his discography. Stream “Sometimes” below.
Good things always come in twos, right? Well at least that’s the case with Sacramento sibling duo Blaq Tuxedo and their new single “Over Due.” It’s a modern, sensual love jam that finds the brothers longing to connect with a potential new fling. The two aren’t foreign to penning hits, as they’ve been credited to . . .
Never judge a book by its cover, especially if that book is Rex Orange County. When I pressed play on the Haslemere, England crooner’s single “Best Friend,” I was taken aback. A feeling of bliss just might creep up on you, as you hear mellow guitar riffs alongside his velvety voice. That was a little . . .
Fresh off releasing the single “Hasselhoff” which is on Mike-Will-Made It’s forthcoming Ransom 2 project, Lil Yachty decided to remix Katy Perry’s hit “Chained to The Rhythm.” The BoatRemix adds a little more bass, crisp hi-hats, accompanied by two patented Yachty verses. Although an unlikely pairing Yachty doesn’t step outside himself on the Katy rework. . . .
Los Angeles vocalist Axel Mansoor impresses with his vibrant debut single, “Wasted My Love.” Many people have experienced the state of limbo that can come from the end of a relationship. In “Wasted My Love,” Mansoor focuses on self-love. He reminds listeners that they don’t need to rely on people to feel validated. Stream “Wasted . . .
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 . . .