On the first single from his debut record, “Moving Different,” Noah of CXR makes a compelling case for his versatile and energetic style.
Why We Like It
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?