Broward County artist Shiloh Speights introspective style shines brightly on his latest single “SARS (SHIT AIN’T REALLY STRAIGHT)” – he raps over a Flying Lotus beat; the flow and message are exquisite. A clouded moment where he’s expressing shame – he’s tired of that feeling. Asking for the strength to gain clarity – “not tryna put my vision further into this haze.” Short and sweet with an impactful message. The cover art was shot by @CHIGUSAJ, track was engineered by @ABNERDENNIS.
The more I listen to his music and hone in on his visuals, I become more excited. I see where he’s headed and he will take part in the new wave of music that is not only more tasteful, introspective and evolutionary, but innovative. As every 5-7 years music evolves in all genres, rap is no stranger to these changes.
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Toronto based artist BLACKKINGKOFI released 2 singles to begin the new year on the right note! “Aye Gyal” is a dance floor hit, “I just wanna be your king” – steering away from the usual themes of love songs (heartbreak, fuck love, etc.) the song is about wanting to be that man that helps uplift his love interests spirit. “Tropics” [Prod. by BraveStar] has a similar theme – “I’mma take your girl back to the tropics” – if you can’t take care of business with your girl, KOFI will! Pretty much.
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Los Angeles based artist, Blake Banks just released “Can’t Catch Me Slippin'” ft. Big Baby Gucci. An up-beat party favorite produced by Banks’ in house production team, The Ambulance Factory. What a great way to kick-off the new year! Click the SoundCloud link above to listen to “Can’t Catch Me Slippin'”!
Mike Escanor, formerly known as Mike, The Emcee, is the silver tongue of Tampa. The name change is credit to his shift in focus from being a “Rapper’s rapper” to becoming an all around artist. His latest single, “Kari Faux,” is a perfect display of witty lyricism, smooth cadences, and his make-it-look-easy tone. Click the Spotify link above & STREAM “Kari Faux” NOW!
Los Angeles based artist Jamez London started off the new year strong with the release of his latest single “Young Sweet Jamez” (produced by Birdie Bandz) and it’s a certified hit! “Young Sweet Jamez that’s my name, if pimpin’ is religion then come and get saved..” he exclaims in the chorus. An introspective banger where he shares a true life situation, but the song is anything but melancholy – catchy and melodic. The Charlotte native will be releasing a new project towards the end of January, so stay tuned for it!
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Los Angeles based artist Mixedbyjesus (born in Indiana, raised in High Point, North Carolina) just released 2 new singles – what a way to begin the new year! “Demons” is an introspective single about self exploration – he’s going back and forth about his life choices admitting he’s been living wrong. On the track “Try Love” he asks “can we try love for a little bit ?” – both tracks were produced and engineered by Mixedbyjesus himself. Both tracks, although opposite meanings, are up-beat and are sure to make you want to listen on repeat!
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South Florida up coming artist lil a-lik is an Instagram viral sensation and has a clear message on his latest single “PRETTY GIRLS GIVE ME ANXIETY” produced by Luca Malaspina. a-lik has a unique underground rap style to his music, combining his satirical/artsy aesthetic and further bringing it to life with his lyricism. The song has amassed over 136k on SoundCloud since it’s release.
Follow a-lik on Instagram & Twitter – click the SoundCloud link above to listen to the track “PRETTY GIRLS GIVE ME ANXIETY.”