Lord Morgan and Basi’s “Quit Playin’” fooled me with its humble beginnings and swept the dust from my brain as it progressed, moving at the speed of light and teeming with life and colour.
NISHA, an Indian immigrant born in Nigeria but raised in America, had the attitude, bars, and charisma to catch our attention in our Submithub inbox with an echoing banger.
A post break-up sentiment that rings true to anyone trying to move on. As ARLO details his pain, the song builds until not only do you hear his voice, but you’re singing along with him as the final few notes play to a quiet close.
Weaving wonderfully constructed rhyme schemes through the driving bassline, Guilty Simpson does not seem to break a sweat. As he transitions to the hook, SonikCuts is there to greet him with jazzy horns which add just enough grandeur to compliment to boastful life which Simpson details. “Beware” is a rapper-producer match made in heaven.
In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are today’s musicians who champion an artform that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known […]
It’s 2019, and nostalgia is a market in and of itself. That’s not to say that each and every throwback is a cynical cash grab, but there’s certainly a big difference between the good and the bad. “Rock On” falls firmly in the former category, substantiating the aesthetic within with no small amount of technical talent, gracing the beat with turntable scratches and Nas samples reminiscent of DJ Premier’s famed ‘sample collage’ hooks…
The art of the abrasive is a delicate one: push too hard, and you venture into the unpalatable, but push too little, and you end up coating convention in a transparent sheen. On “p.c,” GDFNTHN toes that very line with a delicate touch, tinkering percussion giving way to enthused bars, inspired production and familiar embellishments…
The production is straightforward yet effective, but TG 318 himself is what makes “Lift Off” stand out from the rest. Charisma and flair define his performance, and clever writing in his bars keeps you chuckling and eagerly anticipating the next punchline…
It was a bittersweet surprise to receive a Cadet track in our inbox at SubmitHub. The noted British emcee, a onetime Gipset member, was going from strength to strength when he was killed in a fatal car collision in February this year… “Gang Gang,” his first posthumous single, is an impassioned addition to his catalogue.
Canadian singer-songwriter Yasmin Ray wreaked havoc in our inbox at SubmitHub with her easygoing vision of old school R&B… “Dreams,” her new single, is both a triumphant return and a testament to her continued evolution!