Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the line is between imitation and style. It might be because there is so much music that comes out regularly, it might be because the successful aspects of music making are so well disseminated, and it very well may be that I am out of touch with the popular world. Not that any of these are mutually exclusive. All that being said, it’s nice to hear an artist that has something new to offer in the way of hip-hop, especially in the vocal and lyrical realm. For the above sentiment, I’m speaking about Daun Facts, a Chicago artist who ventures into both music and other creative works. I listened to his newest track “Msanii,” a hypnotic tune that had me bouncing in the car while driving home from work this evening.
The fingerpicking guitar gives a motion to an otherwise downtempo track – little bleeps and sparse drums create the perfect atmosphere for the vocals to shine. Daun Facts knows rapid lyrics fluently – he effortlessly spits lines that would leave most of us tongue tied. The song even features minor religious elements which was a nice surprise – kind of like a literary grounding to the whole experience.
Over on his Instagram, we get the see the entrepreneurial side of Daun Facts – with tons of merch for sale and attractive people modelling it. Additionally, we get to see photos of him with friends, dressed to the nines, and even a good looking pup standing guard; needless to say, it seems as though Mr. Facts leads something of a charmed life – and good for him.
After numerous releases in 2022, including “Mega Drive IV,” “Wave Length,” and “Columbine,” Wavier is out with a new EP titled “Planet 3000,” an ambitious six track hip-hop romp through sci-fi themes and expert audio production. While there is certainly more than just one gem on this playlist, the song I most want to talk about is track three; “Frequency.”
Right from the get-go, I’m loving the sound of the 808 bass giving a foundation to the mysterious and almost video-game like synth loop – background vocals intricately woven into the fibers of the track are great ear-candy. The vocals, while catchy, do suffer from the modern plight of auto-tune overuse. This isn’t to say that It’s too much of a detraction, Wavier clearly has the chops in rhythm and inflection to give a captivating performance. It’s just that while I’ve said it before, it may be that my ears are old when it comes to the new standardization of vocal FX.
A quick jaunt over to Wavier’s Facebook page reveals a cache of video-links, merchandise, and announcements from the artist. It’s a great repository for getting to know all about the man behind this great music. Additionally, you can find a link to 3000audio.com (his label) which features like-minded artists, just in case you haven’t drank your fill.
Slashing car tires and provoking sensitive alarms to go off unexpectedly, Eon Crown releases the kind of song which can flip moods over like a tasty burger on his hot new single to slide with called Get it.
Eon Crown is a New York, USA-based music producer/artist who fuses hip-hop into his wild beats which are made with so much sizzle and a rapid-fire verve to get enthusiastic about.
Featuring rather exceptionally crisp and imaginative dance moves to shake up the sleepy world, Eon Crown pulsates like a flashy thunderstorm and shall blow away all the haters. Goodness me this is a superior track. There is nothing too hardcore here either. This is a proper single made with supreme skill and easy-to-see desire. Just the way we like it. Oh yes, the visuals might stimulate creaky bones to get up on the dance floor again. Life is too short to sit down all the time right?
Get it from the excellent NYC hip-hop music producer/artist Eon Crown is a real-life heart beater to soothe all worries away like eating ice cream on a hot day. It’s tasty and all worries seem to go away.
Soaring high like Superman and brushing all the cobwebs away like a bonafide boss, there is vibrant electricity here which might shock many back into place like a chiropractor on a mission to crack the planet back into place.
Getting the party started no matter what the time of day or night, F Boy Tony has that cool cat mentality on lock as he opens the door to his superheated new single with visual memories called Mood Check.
F Boy Tony is a South East London, UK-based indie drill artist, music producer, director and manager who isn’t afraid to punch his way into those big-time opportunities.
”In addition to his musical abilities, Tony is also a skilled producer, director, editor, marketer, and manager, handling all aspects of his career by himself.” ~ F Boy Tony
Turning off car alarms automatically with his amiable charm, F Boy Tony has dropped a totally honest track with a rare self-assurance. His flow is smoothly assembled and his confidence is rather evident, as we are entertained by a video which contains many highlights.
Mood Check from South East London, UK-based indie drill artist/music producer F Boy Tony is one of those songs you will either absolutely love or distinctly hate. There is no middle ground. That’s exactly the point. He doesn’t care. This is that here-I-am-world moment which will fuse his music into that emerging-to-the-top conversation.
Turn this up on YouTube. Check out the snaps on IG.
Seeing a captivating sunset and smiling rather broadly as he wonders if she’ll stay, Sani Knight gives his lover the most respect possible on the romantic foot-slider to slow dance with right now on Daydream.
Sani Knight is a 20-year-old indie RnB/hip hop artist who is based in Los Angeles, California and performs with a soulful edge many can only dream of.
Calming our minds like a fun snorkel in beautiful waters, Sani Knight sizzles with something rather special for anyone who needs to believe in love again. Calm and easy on the ear, we are treated to a radiant release which will clear any previous romantic disasters away rather quickly.
Daydreamfrom Los Angeles, California-based RnB/hip hop artist Sani Knight is a rather terrific track which will see hearts soar in wonderful unison. Silky smooth vocally with an outstanding beat to cuddle tightly inside like a blanket in winter, this is a rather memorable release to embrace all evening.
When you know who you want to be with, the light will never turn off unless you want it to.
At 17, the New Jersey trap artist C.A.P the Rapper is already proving to be an elemental force to be reckoned with. His adrenaline-packed latest single, Dogz, makes no bones about highlighting everything problematic in the industry and the broader society.
Many artists claim to put energy into their bars; you could run a power grid off the bars in Dogz that fiercely attack the people that are relentless in their tendency to take liberties. Someone has to hold them accountable, and it’s safe to say that C.A.P the rapper has them in an inescapable stranglehold in Dogz.
Transported from his latest spellbinding new project called Physically Here, Mentally Not, Sergio Tachini feels the burning bones inside his fiery soul in the extremely memorable mental health struggle that is life on Back To You.
Sergio Tachini is a Sydney, Australia-based indie hip hop artist who is heavily fused in with the underground graffiti scene in his multicultural home of Blacktown.
”My music is deep, raw and honest. I hope people can relate and feel these lyrics. Everybody has their story.. so here’s mine.” ~ Sergio Tachini
There is a rare occasion when a song really hits the middle of the heart and is suddenly on repeat. Each line is thoroughly explored and everything changes. Sergio Tachini’s Back To You might be the most important single to hear in 2023. This is monumental stuff made with only genuine intentions. The underdog shall reign.
Back To You from Sydney, Australia-based indie hip hop artist Sergio Tachini is such an incredibly honest anthem for anyone who has dealt with heartbreak which is fused with mental health struggles. Urging his pain to go away, we find the truth inside a lyrically excellent track to cement into the minds of those who need something to believe in.
Hear this fine new single on Spotify. See more on IG.
Dropped as the first single off the brand-new release called Neo-Lizard King, Supah Sayin makes it rain on a truly monumental undertaking with a piercing flow which will wake up the restless on Double Dutch.
Supah Sayin is a 25-year-old Fort Worth, United States-based psychedelic hip-hop artist who drops mentally awakening tracks to glide mightily inside.
”Focusing on the subject matter of his music as well as the listening experience, his main goal is to provide an audio acid trip on every track.” ~ Supah Sayin
Displaying so much intent and never losing his patience despite the pesky haters, Supah Sayin sips on the weighty clutch and destroys the supposed competition with a tremendously influential performance to clear the mind. Avoiding the doubters and staying focused is the mission, of an underground artist who is only moving to self-enlightened climates.
Double Dutch from Fort Worth, United States-based psychedelic hip-hop artist Supah Sayin is a ravenous release about trying to move on from the bad energy which can drag many smart souls down. Revving up our emotions and moving through the sludge with so much bravery, we find a rocket-fueled thunderbolt of a track which will get many heads nodding.
Stimulate your senses on Spotify. See where the journey goes on IG.
Dallas rapper, lyricist, poet, producer, and sound engineer Chizabam cranked up the energy to the nth degree in his almost nuclear hip-hop hit, Shame. With the grit of hustler hip-hop, the blazing beats of a body-rocking hip-hop anthem and enough vocal twists to get your head in a spin, Shame is a track you will need to be concussed to forget.
The luminary artist stepped to the mic with a tragically rare sense of authenticity and fiery motivation to verse vindication to his fanbase that is rapidly expanding across the globe in reaction to his juggernautical ability to charge right through his bars like a one-man sonic stampede.
It is only a matter of time before the world recognises Chizabam for the hip-hop heavyweight he is. He’s not an icon in the making; he’s already the complete dynamic package.
Watch the official music video for Shame on YouTube.
‘Regrets’ is the latest indie hip-hop earworm from Birmingham, Alabama-hailing singer-songwriter and producer Ramey, which has all the fixtures of a new wave country hip-hop playlist staple.
The melodically angular indie guitars around the slow and steady self-produced beats are a testament to Ramey’s ability to complement his dynamic rap flow with seamlessly synergistic beats for an evocatively immersive listening experience.
Using pop and contemporary hip-hop elements to light a fire under a distinctive brand of country ambience, the 26-year-old hasn’t failed to carve out a niche and thrive within it. In 2017, he blew up through his covers of Post Malone and Blackbear, amassing over half a million streams on SoundCloud in the process.
After the release of Regrets, Ramey has another clear shot at going viral. The only conceivable complaint is that the short and sweet hit that stands in defiance of sticking by actions despite consequences isn’t longer. Although, that’s all the more reason to check out the rest of his discography to tap into more mindfully witty introspective gold.