Nigerian-American and Atlanta wordsmith, Kolo, pens an emotional track about keeping his mind on the work. “So Far, So Close” is an expression of having faith in your purpose.
Why We Like It
A good posse cut is hard to find, but with bars, barbs and no shortage of character, Leon Ross, YS Perignon and IM REAL make it sound effortless. “No Invites” is a song for an exclusive crowd and the emcees let you know.
Ethos 33 paint a daydream through a jazzy instrumental. “Small Hallway” is an atmospheric experience.
Leek Mali rides the high of a summer of crushing his goals. “Summer Forever” transfers his infectious confidence with a psychedelic beat that exudes timelessness, freezing listener and emcee in the high of success.
Cameron Donald struggles to come to terms with aging and the loss of wonder. “Old Jacinto” sees Cameron and the Slumberknights crafting a breezy instrumental for Donald to reminisce.
Songstress Groovy Daughter is back with another heater with a mantra to remove an ex from your psyche. “I DON’T CARE” states exactly what it means to.
While focused on battling demons, Diz is reminded that fighting is tiring and it’s easy to forget the need for “Rest.”
On “Bad Ones,” Complexions croons over a cyclical and lyrical bassline with urgency for change.
On “Flake,” his heartfelt hometown dedication to Portsmouth, Lebbs shines a light on an underappreciated scene — and places himself at the vanguard with jazzy rhymes.
On her recent single, “Bedecida’,” the London-based Latinx artist, Desta French, cuts a commanding fusion of heritage and hometown.