“ONLY ONE” is a song about growing up, but also not growing up. O2worldwide is a 16 person collective of long-time friends rapping their own coming of age franchise out of Oklahoma.
Why We Like It
Detroit rapper Nolan and his creative team blend satire, homage, a throwback, and the new wave seamlessly on their new visual and single “CC.”
fika returns with another lesson in love on “Don’t Say I Don’t.” The stripped back goodness is fika doing what they do they do best. Jazzy lo-fi instrumentation and songwriting that cuts straight to the heart. Find your yourself longing for love you didn’t know you were missing.
On “Carry On,” NYC emcee Blu Hyku channels a stirring message of solidarity for Asian American communities facing violence and discrimination.
Sly Wes blends sound from funk, reggaeton and electronic to produce rhythmic bliss. “I Wish” is an instrumental escape into yearning.
New Zealand emcee Melodownz raps about the ills of greed and consumption culture over a dreamy beat driven by rapturous drums. “Money” floats on a waving cadence that expands to fill the pocket in different ways.
Winding and psychedelic, “Butterfly” flitters in and out of the physical and existential. PK Delay raps about the disconnect between the chaos of the world and proceeding like everything’s fine. Features from Benji. and My Favorite Color rounds out the track.
Lessons about love are hard to learn. K Folks sings about the wisdom of keeping that passion in reserve for the right person. “Save Your Love” is a spiraling R&B with hard keys.
Boski is having trouble with “Forget About You.” While he sings about a face he can’t forget over waves of neo-soul production. A featured verse from Jordan Xx breaks the spell with a flow that comes and goes like the memories of lost love.
As the seasons change, so does the way our moods respond to the environment. Raelle’s “Purple Skies” breaks out of the gloom of Winter with an R&B ode to brighter days and warmer hearts.