DJ Five Venoms collects the perfect two voices to concoct this captivating trap country ballad. Yak Gotti and Big Havi bring big southern raps with a country twang to “Look At What I Did.”
French-Cameroonian artist Dirtsa is back with another single. “Questions” is more of the lyricists’ fierce delivery over a winding beat. She questions the ignorance towards ongoing worldwide injustices in a way that implies seeking answers means taking action.
YUNGMORPHEUS and Pink Siifu sacrifice their egos and rhyme for the sake of the instrumental. Produced by Eyedress, “Georgette’s Team Room” is a laid-back ode to a famous gathering spot for Black entertainers in Miami.
The subtleties of strings accompany a player persona as Chicago’s Jay Wood spins an image of braggadocio. But “She Got Me” soon flips the perspective as the emcee and listener soon realize who’s actually pulling the strings.
Conor Musarra contemplates whether or not to call back a toxic ex over sharp piano and driving drums. “Missed Calls” is one for lovers and the leavers.
Taken from the prefix meaning “of all things,” Kevin Holliday’s ‘OMNI’ is an all-encompassing multi-genre EP that escapes from the serious. Funk grooves and indie-rock strings underpin a croon that positions Holliday as a romantic with a punk facade.
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Hailes is back with a viral new single making the rounds on TikTok. “Not Perfect” has her dancing in the in-between, asking for a second chance at love.
James the Prophet and Chester Watson rap about traveling a steadily shrinking world on “Tobago.” Lo-fi textures accompany creeping anxieties spurred by the climate crisis, but the beat’s gentle bob and the emcees’ listing flows lead the track to relaxing waters.
The Jersey crew is back again! VIBE WORLD ORDER’s off-kilter raps and earth-shaking beats collide in another face blasting single. “LIFT” sees JTT, GROOVY, Reg Mason and GINI’ with an injection of energy.
Mystery man mynameisleonidas is back with another heater with surprising dips and weaves. “Periergo” is a stunningly complex composition with unexpected direction and lasting impact.