Named after the comedian of the same name, “Bill Bellamy” is just as fun as the actor’s classic films. Jaywop isn’t just a talented rapper. He builds a song overflowing with character from the dynamic production to his clever bars.
Traveling around the world for shows has given ATlas BLK an incredible bag of tricks to pull from the music of diverse cultures whose strongest common ground is a love of his music. On “Tell Me How You Feel,” The Martianz familiar production builds around the rapper’s confident pocket.
Zaia has been building for years, and whilst he’s recently seen a placement on the ‘Insecure’ soundtrack “bear fruit,” he tells Miki Hellerbach that whilst his sound is ever-changing, his ATL roots run deep.
“Imagination” is rich and endless. In a space where creativity has no boundaries, Kai Straw has spun a world with soul music where he can live with the memories of an ex in fantasy where the good memories aren’t tainted by the pain of reality.
Beast Coast producer NugLife returns with the combined lyrical venom of The Underachievers. The duo let fire with political commentary and spiritual awakening over the texture-packed psychedelic production.
In the new video for “Rick Moranis,” Frak is haunted by the ghost of a would-be-lover. He raps over continuously evolving funk production, assisted by the alluring vocals of OFLO.
Darkly honest, the ominous poetics of Otis Mensah and Hemlock Ernst creep up on the listener, slithering through the headphones until their hooks are in. The soft instrumental of “Breath of Life” is almost an afterthought, as if drums and brass were summoned by the rappers’ eviscerating flow.
With summer just around the corner it’s time to start those sunny day playlists. Peter Anderson strikes a groovy balance between funk and soul with his electric guitar driven instrumental, “Simmer.” Press play to fast forward to weekends spent at the beach.
A muse and a storyteller, as Hydie Humble sings her words are whisked into the ether as gently as they were delivered. “Barcelona” is less of a love tale and more of genuflection on love itself and the decisions we make when nothing else is on our mind.
On “Take Me Away,” August Charles offers a trade. Steal him away from his pain and in return he’ll borrow your ears and take your breath. Comprised only of a single piano and vocalist, Charles summons the energy of acts like John Legend and Elton John with the soulful punch of Marvin Gaye.