With reminiscence to the likes of Fatman Scoop, Snoop Dog, Timbaland and Missy Elliot, MidLskooL’s latest single, AfterParty, offers all of the infectious energy that you’d expect to find in a high-vibe hip hop anthem.
With MidLskooL bringing 00s hip hop vibes with his dominant rap bars and featuring artist Miss Toto bringing the soul with her RnB hip hop vocals, AfterParty is as dynamic as it is galvanising. It might feel strange at first to hear MidLskooL run through his funeral preferences, but if you look between the lines, you will find that AfterParty is a subversively convincing way of telling you that the concept of death doesn’t have to be synonymous with grief. As sombre as it may be, death provides an opportunity for celebration, and we’re notorious for not knowing what we have until it is gone.
Nigeria-born, Georgia, US-residing hip hop artist Chima Nice turned to music as a form of expression inspired by American culture upon his relocation at age 15. In 2021, he’s an artist championing individuality and positivity through standout tracks such as, Drink MF Drink.
With this high-vibe by default charisma and bubblingly dominant cadence, it is all too easy to get hooked in by Chima Nice’s mood-boosting sound that may not be mainstream yet, but it has all the potential to be.
If your summer hip hop playlists need a shakeup, make Drink MF Drink a staple.
You can check out Drink MF Drink for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.
Rap artist and producer, Junior, has hit the airwaves once again with their galvanizingly dominant single ‘The Cards I Was Dealt’.
With a nod to UK grime in their melodic rap bars, 90s RnB-style charisma and electrifying EDM beats which pay ode to Slim Shady, The Cards I Was Dealt is an infectiously high-vibe hit. Any fans of Pharrell and Dizzee Rascal will definitely want to pay attention.
You can check out The Cards I Was Dealt via Spotify.
Euphoric party Hip Hop vibes and Punk Rock attitude will be blazing through your speakers if you hit play on the latest release ‘Heard Em Say’ from Good.To.Go + Phelonius Munk.
The energy in the witty and playfully cutting freestyle Rap bars match the anthemic momentum delivered by the high-octane EDM Hip Hop beats cooked up by the LA-based emcee who always stays true to his raw DIY ethos.
You couldn’t ask for a better festival Hip Hop artist, festivals may be a no-go in many places across the globe, but Good.To.Go’s galvanizing energy is still as efficacious when delivered through your headphones.
He’s already found himself on the bill for ‘House of Vans Showcase’ at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, Boogaloo ArtCar Music Festival, the Honeypot Unlimited Music Series, and the Punky Brewster Series. The commercial potential in their sound tells us that he definitely hasn’t finished dominating stages and the hearts of feisty Hip Hop fans.
You can check out Heard Em Say for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
‘Mardi Gras’ is the forthcoming single from Hip Hop luminary, Kel Domo. With a hypnotic flow and the artist’s boundless energy, it’s a track with the capacity to adrenalize even the world-weariest Hip Hop fans.
Kel Domo’s blazing high-vibe hit will undoubtedly make a lot of people feel infinitely better about missing out in the annual hedonism fix. With Mardi Gras on your playlists, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate and indulge all year round.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Mardi Gras for yourselves which will be released in 2021 as part of Kel Domo’s mixtape. In the meantime, you can head over to their SoundCloud and check out their earlier releases.
More often than not ‘high-vibe’ Hip Hop resonates as trite, at best, but Christopher the Grey’s natural charisma interweaves with the playfully inventive beats in their infectiously galvanising latest single ‘Higher’.
Part EDM anthem, part soul-driven Hip Hop hit, the high-octane track will undoubtedly be universally adored. For music fans of a more alternative inclination, you’ll find ensnaring hints of Alt Rock behind the zealous dub drops and harsh 808 snares.
The anthemic intensity of the track might blow cobwebs off your speakers (good god, don’t listen to this on your laptop or phone speakers), but the real power behind Higher is the ardently upraising energy effortlessly exuded by Christopher the Grey.
You can check out Christopher the Grey’s latest track via Spotify.
Bounding into play like an excitable puppy chasing its own tail and looking expectantly for belly-rubs comes Orange Joe’s ‘Royal Blue’, all 1’43” of Akon-meets-Arrested Development grooving hip hop charm. It grinds, it’s got serious flow, there’s humour and irony in the lyrics but there’s serious bump’n’grind in the track too.
‘Royal Blue’ is audacious, full of pep and vitality, a proper party hip hop summer track, all lowrider and air-suspension of a tune with lift and drop and full-on, funky in-your-face charm.
See the video for ‘Royal Blue’ on YouTube; check out Orange Joe, and the Purple Spirit project, here.
It is an incredibly rare occurrence for true personality to shine through in Hip Hop, but after hearing GieoSound’s latest release Na Na Na Na! I feel like I know the artist and producer well enough to invite them over for a cup of tea.
With the track which dropped on October 27th, the UK-based artist and producer put a brand new spin on the frustrative and aggressive tracks which have been created during lockdown. It’s a work of feisty defiance, but with the lush warm soft tones and GieoSound’s playfully enigmatic approach to production, you can’t help but feel a little endeared and reassured that no matter how bleak things seem, it’s all going to be okay. Even if it isn’t, at least we’ll have blazing new drops such as Na Na Na Na! to jam to as the apocalypse looms.
You can check out Na Na Na Na! for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Finding Hip Hop tracks which are as fire instrumentally as they are lyrically is no easy feat. We’ve done the hard work for you by founding the fresh new drop from breaking Rap artist Night Walker.
No Breaks is just the second single to be released from the artist but there’s already an insane amount of hype behind their supercharged hard-hitting approach to EDM Hip Hop which comes as no surprise with the galvanising effect of the bass-driven mix.
With the flawless production allowing perfect synergy between Night Walker’s succinctly metered bars and the beats combined with the amount of energy thrown into the track, you can consider No Breaks an EDM Hip Hop playlist essential.
No Breaks is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.
Anyone curating playlists of the hottest Summer Hip Hop singles will want to make Colorado-based artist The FAMM’s 2018 single I Got a Feeling featuring Deangelo Nedio a staple.
You won’t find a more infectiously high-vibe single if you turned on the radio today. With Jazz and Funk weaved into the fresh and danceable mix, it offers the same euphoria-oozing feel as tracks by the likes of Daft Punk and the Weekend. Reminiscences aside, The FAMM (forever about making music) discernibly don’t create their tracks by means of assimilation. I Got a Feeling is as authentic as feel-good music gets. There’s a soulful sincerity within their galvanizing production which practically begs for repeat attention.
You can check out I Got a Feeling for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music.