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On his chilly new single, New Jersey emcee Off Topic intimidates with ease over an uneasy beat. “Threat” is grimy, lo-fi and heavy with the rhymes.
Diz basks in his journey towards fulfilling his purpose. Art is a reflection and the reflection of “One Step Closer” is the artist finding that purpose.
On “Shackles,” his ambitious R&B track, Max Swan fuses incisive introspection with a dense and soaring arrangement.
Renee Stormz basks in confidence, exorcising her pain with “Rise Above.” Her flow is unbreakable over a beat that trickles through speakers.
On “Head Held High,” Amsterdam’s Noha Saré deepens her signature brand of unsettling-yet-headstrong R&B.
Through a calm authority, Adeline expresses her freedom. “Stages” is an easy-going R&B song with a groovy bassline and a rapped verse from KAMAUU.
Lxnny sends us on a trip through another life by stepping into the shoes of a kingpin. “Lamborghini Racers” is a wavy listen that drifts on chimes and a smooth flow.
On a concept project about writing and producing demos for Drake, Cape Verdean crooner Nami nails a sound that’s all his own. “Who Lied To You” wouldn’t be out of place for a worldclass popstar, but it’s an unforgettably synthy demo.
On “About The Money,” Viana mires an earnest want in a consumerist sheen, creating a pop song of depth. She just wants to sing songs and feed her dog. Should that be so hard?
Tall Black Guy and Ozay Moore confront some of the hardest truths on “Runnin’ Away.” Bookended by spirit-gripping hooks from featured vocalist Malaya, the verses question the wisdom of fleeing from results that don’t line up with expectations.
‘ALETHEIA’S CALLING,’ the debut EP of Franco-Cameroonian artist and philosopher Dirtsa, is a bridge between cultures, ideas and sounds. Pulling from Greek and modern philosophy, the project is a duality of contrasting and complementary R&B and drill sounds. We spoke with Dirtsa about the truths she uncovered in its making.
Over a jazzy instrumental, St. Louis’ Mvstermind and Jordan Ward trace their divergent journeys with effortless flair. “MATTER OF TIME” is a reminder that taking your time isn’t taking time off.