Using the Pink Panther theme tune in his hot summer hip hop drop was a bold move for the 18-year-old Southern rapper, Jaytovxn, but given that the official music video racked up over 40k streams before it fell into our ears, it more than paid off.
His track, Pink Panther,with Ja Morant is a fiery, polished new wave production that lures you in with its convictive charisma, collaborative chemistry and the concise delivery of the bars that snap as hard as the beats.
If you loved the creativity within Pink Panther that uses conceptual twists and turns to keep you immersed in the artistry, you’ll be a sucker for Jaytovxn’s recently released EP, Eclipse. It stands as a testament to the luminary’s ability to meld genres to create his blazing signature that others will undoubtedly be keen to forge and assimilate.
With a danceable versatile flavour like no other, the Chicago-hailing rapper and producer, JaefKae, burst onto our radar with the genre-fluid beats in his latest single, New Machete.
The tropic earworm picks at the roots of hip hop, Caribbean Dancehall, Reggaeton and Soul and plants the seed for a fresh new sound, defined by kaleidoscopically colourful instrumentals and the effortlessly high-vibes in the vocals.
During his career, JaefKae has opened for Nas and Pusha T, taken his high-energy performances across Chicago, and used his platform to represent his Afro-Purto Rican and Japanese descent, be a force of resistance against police oppression and to fight for black liberation.
His moniker comes from JFK because his 200-song discography “will blow your f***ing mind”. Considering that New Machete completely dominates your psyche before flooding it with dance-worthy rhythms and elevated talent, JaefKae had every basis to be that bold when settling on the pseudonym that will ripple across the globe attached to his infectiously upraising tracks.
New Machete is now available to stream on Spotify.
Street rapper, DOMO4200, has made a name for himself through his galvanising live shows, versatile rap style that melds soul with old-school conviction and fresh beats. He lived up to that name in his serotonin-spitting high-fire latest single, PREACH, featuring Rahzil Blckwell.
After an energetically jazzy prelude, the melodic track unfolds around his viscerally uplifting rap bars that preach a very different gospel to what you hear reverberating through churches but written in the lyricism, you’ll find relatability and motivation by the smorgasbord.
It’s no surprise that DOMO4200 isn’t failing to rack up the streams with his effortlessly expressive tracks that make no bones about where he came from and put no limits on where he’s going. After hearing PREACH, that’s a journey you’re going to want to take with him.
After a smooth neoclassic piano prelude, the beats and grimey rap bars in Mych’s latest single, Heart of Mine, kicks in. Finding the middle ground between George the Poet and Stormzy in his high-calibre performance that is locked and loaded with wit-rife deliverances of hard truths and bold introspective honesty, Heart of Mine makes no bones about being delivered from the soul.
It isn’t every day you hear of an up-and-coming rapper that opts for candour over ego and pretence. Slip into Heart of Mine and find comfort in the emotional complexity that absolves the guilt for not having it all figured out. I, for one will be staying tuned for more cutting expositions on identity.
Stream the official music video for Heart of Mine on YouTube.
B.A.M.N. (By Any Means Necessary) is not only an organization: it is a true community, featuring young African American entrepreneurs with a shared goal. They want to bring liveliness and innovation to the local community, as well as supporting each other’s endeavors and success. The Detroit-based collective combines a wide range of interests. These include Hip-Hop, dancing, creativity, sports, visual arts and more. Formed in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, B.A.M.N. currently features Brian Morris (ConsciousMC), Q’lante Nance (CadillacQue), and Nicholas Kemp (Killa Khemist).
These artists have been tight ever since they were in middle school. For over 20 years, they’ve been strengthening their bond and creating a thriving community where creativity and cooperation are core values. B.A.M.N. understands the struggles black people have experienced and continued to be subjected to in a professional environment, including in the music industry and other creative niches. For this reason, the group is committed to creating opportunities and making things happen with a stellar team. The name of the group itself is a testament to its incredible resilience and willingness to go above and beyond to accomplish something remarkable. B.A.M.N.’s first song, “Back At You N****s” is a perfect mission statement; showcasing B.A.M.N.’s drive as a whole, while also highlighting the individual skills of these emcees. What makes B.A.M.N. and its members so special is that the group is more about the music. These talented individuals consider themselves family. They’re true brothers who have built a life on music, passion, family, and community.
Feeling so down lately and wondering why his mind keeps on twisting when the opposite is needed, Julian Kushman shows us deep back in the day when the less stress days made everything okay on Back In ‘06.
Julian Kushman is a Ruidoso, New Mexico-based indie hip hop artist who pours his heart and soul into each track and makes meaningful music.
“They have similar messages as me, everything they say I can relate to. Most of the time, I just feel worthless and I don’t want anyone else feeling that way. I think what motivates my music is not wanting other people to feel like I do.” ~ Julian Kushman talking about Logic, Phora and Mac Miller
Lathered in so much truthful insight and raw bars to slice open the actual story, Julian Kushman showcases a witty mind and so much fearless tenacity to tell the story he knows needs to be told.
Back In ‘06 from Ruidoso, New Mexico-based indie hip hop artist Julian Kushman is an excellent song which should shock many and relate with millions. With so much bravery and honest lyrics about what it’s like to feel you want to end things, this should be a real eye opener for those who don’t realize how worrying the mental health of the world is.
Recalling those happy days can always trigger a positive vibration.
Hear this new single on YouTube and see more on IG.
Enticing us in with a mystical intro beat to boom loud all day, MusseDese keeps trying and isn’t giving up as he looks to the heavens and sees the person who he’s working hard for on the street banger called WONDER.
MusseDese is an Edmonton, Canada-based indie hip hop artist who started out performing on the guitar and piano with sublime skill interwoven throughout.
”MusseDese draws his inspiration from his own experiences and interpersonal relationships. Musically, his influences consist of J.Cole, J.I.D, and Smino. However, Musse is determined to keep his sound his own, using social media and posting on “open verse challenges” to exemplify his diversity, Musse enjoys to focus on his lyrics and meaning behind them, attempting to allow the listener to feel how Musse is feeling.” ~ MusseDese
Bouncing back no matter the cuts and almost-deaths, MusseDese swarms the beehive and swats away anyone who is getting in his way towards the honey.
WONDERfrom the Edmonton, Canada-based indie hip hop artist MusseDese is such a punchy performance and shall drill a hole of significant substance to remember forever. Slicing up our imaginations like nothing before, this is a scintillating track to play loud when extra inspiration is needed.
Alone, Brooklyn’s Superstar Freddy and Southern Trap artist, Low Patcho, are forces to be reckoned with. With their contrasting sounds sparking urban sonic voodoo while they pay homage to their Haitian roots in their joint LP, The Curse, they are inexplicably hot.
The standout single, The Move,carries all the motivation of an archetypal hustler hip hop anthem and none of the cliches that usually revolve around motivational tropes. The high-octane hit permits the instrumentals to conjure urban devilry about the blazingly dynamic bars that will leave you galvanized before the first verse has stormed through.
Fans of Travis Scott, Pop Smoke, and Pierre Borne won’t want to miss the colossal track that came to life in Anchour Studios in Maine.
“The Curse album is a collaboration of Superstar Freddy’s upbeat hip hop style with Low Patcho’s Southern trap music. The mixtape was inspired by our Haitian heritage. Voodoo and magic are always associated with people from Haiti.
I wrote the song Move after a trip back from my hometown, Brooklyn, NY. The song illustrates my desire for continual success and elevation. It shows you can’t fall off, no matter what. You’ve got to love what you do and flaunt it when necessary but never sell out. I love the cash sound when my phone dings and I know it’s coming in all day. If you ain’t moving toward your idea, then someone else will manifest it so get going today.”
Stream The Curse on Spotify, and follow Superstar Freddy on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook to stay up to date on his future releases that are set to mark a shift in his sonic style from this ground-breaking LP.
After a strikingly sombre alt-pop prelude complete with beckoningly harmonic vocal lines which pull you into the emotion of the release, Orval Hill’s latest feat of ‘schizo rap’, Nowhere, slams right into a body-rocking EDM hip hop anthem with scuzzy bass-drenched beats to pound your speakers to oblivion around the minor key piano stabs.
Nowhere is the ultimate testament to Orval Hill’s ability to wildly juxtapose the next progression against the last to accurately portray the off-kilter nature of the human mind. We like to fool ourselves that we’re rational creatures, but we rarely let logic get in the way of emotion. Orval Hill stays true to our animalistic proclivities while delivering contrasting declarations to prove that all isn’t fair in love and war. If anything encapsulates the clusterfuck of dating in the modern age, it’s the off-kilter exposition within Nowhere.
Showing us what enthusiasm looks like when you want that trophy so badly, DAlcon brings us a single for all footie fans who wear their heart on the sleeve and needs that 1966 grit again with England’s Time.
DAlcon is a London, UK-based indie hip hop artist who grew up somewhere between Spain and the UK while fusing rugged verses on the way.
”Inspired by nature together with his own life experiences, he believes he has finally found his own style. Illness, home eviction and mental health problems have inspired him to be creative and to pursue his passion.” ~ DAlcon
As we are so inspired by the Guinness World Record holder for the longest rap marathon in history, DAlcon drops the World Cup anthem all England fans need to cheer with and brush away those heart wrenching previous missed-penalties’ pain with skillful aplomb.
England’s Time from London, UK-based indie hip hop artist DAlcon is a passionate single with so much love and support for a team who needs every fan. After the ugly scenes from the Euros, this is a positive track which has been made for one reason only. To unite.