International hiphop artists are on the rise, with the push we have seen from UK grime artists, this is the perfect time to introduce Ghana hiphop artist, Bkay.
Bless Fianko, known by his stage name Bkay, is a Ghanaian Afro Hop, Hip Hop, Hip Life and Hi Life recording artist from West Africa Ghana – Tema. He was born On 19th Feb. He grew up and Schooled In Ghana. Bkay is a Sensational, Versatile and a Congenial Kind. He has his eyes opened to new experience. Bkay has worked with many great artiste in Ghana, Kenya and the United States of America which includes ( Edem, Epixode, Opanka, Alo Obra, Phieso Kimata, and Nicky Monroe). And has also been in tune with DJ's both in Ghana and International. He is also Signed To King Louis Entertainment.
Check out his music and let us know if you are feeling this new sound from Ghana!
Guess what Curren$y could be rapping about this time. You guessed it. Weed and Money! “Pressure, Pressure stay applying pressure/ New rolex that’s pressure, diamond necklace that’s pressure.” The track does not stray from Curren$y’s standards, but why change something that works right? The song produced by Lex Lugar certainly bumps, and I that hook is pretty catchy too.
Is Lonzo Ball trying to become a rapper or is he just promoting his brand and new shoes? The new song is clearly influenced by southern trap music with a thumping bass and triplet flow i.e. Migos flow. The beat is pretty hot and I can’t lie some of his lines are pretty hard. A couple weeks ago Zo infamously was quoted insulting rap legend Nas, and saying “Future and Migos are real hip-hop now”. Hard to say whether or not these comments will affect his success in the rap game, though as this song seems to be generating some initial hype. Let us know if you like the song or if you think Zo has bars?
“On Me” is a new single off the upcoming Quality Control album “Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Volume One”. The song is one a bit more typical of Lil Yachty than Young Thug with it’s major key, bubble-gum vibe. Nevertheless Thug flow’s on this beat without issue demonstrating his versatility on the collaborative record.
Sunshine in another happy, feel good track from Kyle. In this song the iSpy artist raps about the stunning beaches and beautiful women in California and Miguel sings the catchy hook that anyone can sing along to. This song will undoubtedly make you wish you were relaxing in So Cal.
Majid Jordan and DVSN collaborate for yet another OVO banger. The track is upbeat and melodic, which is typical for these Toronto artists. Look for both artists to release albums this october; I wouldn't be surprised to see a Drake and or PARTYNEXTDOOR feature on either of these albums!
Russ just dropped a video for his track “Ride Slow” from his latest album, There’s Really a Wolf. Russ is known for coming up in the rap game on soundcloud and YouTube, regularly releasing music and dropping videos. Since blowing up on a global level, Russ has not slowed down his workflow, continuing to provide his fans with high quality content.
If you know Yung Lean, this song fits perfectly into the category of music you’d expect from the artist. It’s very melodic, filled with auto tune and has a catchy hook. The Kyoto artist has averaged one project per year since he released his first mixtape in 2013 and his new album, Stranger, is set drop soon.
1. Muddy Sea
2. Red Bottom Sky
4. Silver Arrows
5. Metallic Intuition
6. Push / Lost Weekend
7. Salute / Pacman
8. Drop It / Scooter
9. Hunting My Own Skin
11. Snakeskin / Bullets
12. Fallen Demon
When I heard Doom was doing a collaborative project with Westside Gunn I thought, okay this should be interesting. Now the first single is out and it is hot! Listening to the track for the first time you definitely get a classic MF Doom vibe, and Gunn’s flow fits perfectly on the beat. Production comes from Daringer as well as The Alchemist, who are expected to be on the majority of the project to come. The duo of rappers and producers are without a doubt a quality match. Expect more deep cut samples, grimy drums and hard hitting rhymes on the coming album, titled Westside Doom.
Rich The Kid just linked up with K. Dot for a new jam! The song has a fairly simple beat that allows optimal room for vocals. The record was first heard on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, where RTK explains how special it was to work with the Damn rapper. It’s no greater honor in the hip-hop world than getting a K. Dot feature these days. This song will definitely be heard on hip-hop stations across the country. I could even see it going up on Spotify’s playlist Rap Caviar. In the interview the with Lowe Rich The Kid says his new album will also feature Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez and Playboi Carti. Needless to say I’m hyped for this album.
Lil Durk’s new song “Make It Out” is a trap style ballad that bumps hard. Durk has consistently put out hit records throughout his career, including the song Goofy with Future and Jeezy earlier this month. He first gained recognition when he rapped with fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he signed with Def Jam Records and eventually released his debut album in 2015 titled Remember My Name. He has since released four projects and is still going strong. Do you think “Make It Out” holds up with the rest of his catalog of jams?
You guessed it, the same guy that ASAP Rocky met on the street of London, and featured on AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, has now collaborated with Nas. Fox’s first release of “What’s the Word dropped earlier this summer and caught the attention of legendary New York rapper. Nas hasn’t released a ton of material as of late, but he definitely still has flow, despite what Lonzo Ball says.
Let us know what you think of this collaboration.
HUDSON is an exciting new rapper from Melbourne's east. Blending influences from artists such as Allday, Kanye West, Thundamentals and Childish Gambino, with lyricism inspired by the dark sounds of post-punk acts like Joy Division and Nick Cave, Hudson creates a sonic landscape of isolation, sadness and loss on his first EP 'Midnight'. After a brief hiatus in Europe, Hudson returned to Australia and has dived back into the studio, working on a yet-to-be titled mixtape that will showcase his diverse flow and sound, due for release at the end of the year. The tape will explore themes of healing, love and survival, whilst exploring new sounds and styles.
Check out the song and let us know your thoughts.
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Soundcloud link to 'Midnight' EP: https://soundcloud.com/hudson-writes-raps/sets/midnight-1
KOMODO is a hip-hop artist and producer, currently studying music production at Elon University. The North Carolina native released a five track EP last week and it is straight fire. Expect more hot beats and and clever lyrics from this young artist.
Check out hip-hop/rap artist Xperience. The Seattle MC was fortunate enough to meet Macklemore and Ryan Lewis before their music blew up and has been touring and working with the duo ever since. XP released his third studio album, Chasing Grace in 2016 and now we have more to listen to with his new single “Any Of Us”, produced by Theory Hazit, which surfaced a couple months ago. The track has a jazzy soulful beat, matched with contemplative lyrics about where the world is going.
Is there any of us left?
Is there any more real n---as?
Is there any more real women?
Penny for your thoughts in the city of the lord
Is there any of us left?
Can somebody show me love now?
Are we all in the club now, while the rest getting gunned down
If you’re a hip-hop/ rap fan and you don’t know Rapsody, you need to go listen to her whole catalog of jems. The female lyricist released her third studio album, Laila’s Wisdom, four days ago and it is without a doubt ber dopest project yet. The album is loaded with talented features such as Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Lance Skiiiwalker and Black Thought to name a few. Rapsody uses conscious rap lyrics and classic boombap beats produced by 9th Wonder on her new album. Her song “Power” discusses the facets of life where power can cause suffering. The line: “Badge make police feel powerful in the hood/ Guns make us feel powerful, but they don’t do no good” shows two sides of a troubled situation, where people cling on to things that will gain them power despite the consequences they bring.
Torri Wolf is set to release her debut album on Friday. The album features critically acclaimed hip-hop producers including DJ Premier and Mike Zombie. Her most recent song, “Pain Killer”, compares the effects of addiction to drugs to an abusive relationship. The talented young artist is about to take the hip-hop world by storm with this provocative album. Pre-Order Flow Riiot on itunes today.
If you’re a fan of J. Cole and his label, Dreamville, then Lute’s new song is a must listen. J.Cole signed Lute to Dreamville in December of 2015, but has not released much music since. His Mixtape West1996 is what initially gave the young rapper recognition, however he never followed it up with any content, until now. Lute has just dropped the first single for his debut album, West1996 pt. 2. The Song is called Premonition and is currently available on itunes, while the album is set to release this Friday. Watch the heartwarming story, of how Lute got started doing music and eventually got signed by J.Cole, in the clip above.
From Hanover, PA, Ben Berger is a 18 year old artist and producer currently studying Music Industry at Loyola University, New Orleans, making music out of his dorm room. He takes influences from a various amount of genres, but you can sense a substantial amount of Pop, R&B, and Rap in his sound.
Follow him on Twitter: @BergerKing717 & Insta: @thebenberger
Let us know if you are messing with this new track from the 717!!
G Herbo, formerly Lil Herb, is a young rapper straight out of Chicago, IL. The young artist grew up influenced by rap stars like Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill. The combination of southern style beats and Chicago street language reminds us of Chief Keef, but with more forethought and lyrical attention.
On Friday Herbo released his debut album, Humble Beast, which is generating some serious attention in the hip-hop world. The album features Bump J, Lil Bibby, Lil Yachty, Jeremih, and self-proclaimed rockstar Lil Uzi Vert. On the song “Everything”, with Uzi, Herbo claims to live the way a Gangster rapper does in absolutely every way, referencing guns, drugs and designer brands. Don’t think the Chicago rapper is putting himself in a box though; in an interview with VLADTV he discusses ways in which he continues to challenge himself as an artist, for example working with the country singer Travis Marsh as well as Minister Farrakhan, in Chicago.
The song “Malcolm” provides a powerful message about what it’s like growing up in the inner City of Chicago. He raps in his final verse: “The saddest thing about life it keeps revolving/ same story, different n---as, same appartments/ same gutter same group of people starvin.” We’ve heard this message before from Kanye among other Chicago rappers, and this song will no doubt go down with the best of them. Danny Brown even tweeted about the song pleading for more artists to write like G Herbo.
This isn’t the first time, however, that Herb has gained attention from top-tier artists. Drake referred to Lil Herb and Lil Bibby as “the future” after they released hit song “Kill Shit” in 2012.
Humble Beast is Herbo’s seventh project since 2012. The young artist clearly has ambition and the will to work - the two most important factors needed to make it in the hip-hop world. Hopefully, for Herb, this album is just the beginning to a long and prosperous rap career.
One of three new tracks.
We haven't heard all that much since King Los' GodMoneyWar, and on his new track "R.A.S.," which appears on his I Am Not An Industry Plant" EP, he's addressing his absence from rap. "I gave my everything to n---as' and got nothing in return / Two years of being slept on, never got my turn / Took two years off and said, "fuck it I gotta' learn" / Sometimes I wonder why I was even fuckin' concerned," he says directly out the gate. "And that's some real ass shit."
It's no secret that while Los has displayed an impressive way with words, whether it be with heavy-hitting punchlines or nuanced storytelling, he hasn't been received the recognition he deserves. After being "slept on" throughout his career, it seems he's taking no prisoners with his new material, and is ready to prove himself once and for all. Later on, he speaks of his hardships in greater detail. "N---as' threw dirt on me, I brought 'em flowers back / You took the easy way out, I took the hard walk / You gotta' take the long road to listen to God talk / Both of my brothers in prison, I seen my mother cryin' / Puff said this path get dark, that n---a wasn't lying."
From the sounds of it, I Am Not An Industry Plant is merely a warm up for something bigger. "New music from King Los gearing up for a mega release!!" he writes on SoundCloud. Could we be getting the long-awaited follow-up to GodMoneyWar? It seems likely. For now, we're just happy to hear Los as hungry and versatile as ever on this new 3-song collection. Listen to it here.
N---as talk all that hype, but I doubt it
Put life inside your body, get life out it
Put love inside your temple and find peace
Well Los, "where you find that knowledge?"
"It found me"
On GodMoneyWar, I prophesied it before
Now I went from your TV screen to your front door
You give n---as your whole soul and they want more
They ask me why I'm so hardcore
Here's a new freestyle from a kid named Hollywoodtunez that caught my attention, everyone been taking they spin on tay-k's hit single the race but i must say the approach here is pretty dope. I see no slowing down from this upcoming artist stay locked in and make sure you follow him on all social media at Hollywoodtunez for new updates. This kid got next !
Let us know your thoughts on the freestyle in the comments below.