The forward-thinking, genre-bending artist Tommy Swisher (SWISH) returns with “Honey,” a sultry single with an unorthodox visual. The St. Louis artist continues to expand his career as one of the most refreshing and distinctive new voices in contemporary rap and r&b. His single “Honey” shows that he hasn’t missed a beat and will continue to deliver with each release. “Honey” exudes fun, futuristic vibes combined with excellent production to back Tommy’s ear friendly melodies and unique voice. Tommy is always pushing his boundaries and definitely took it to the next level with his Blake Little inspired music video. Swish gets extra props for rocking that pair of those Nike x Sean Wortherspoon Air Max 1/97’s, one of our favorite sneaker drops this year!
Yann Sella’s stunning debut EP, “Existence” on UK label; Subdust Music. The lead single “Turning Circles” (feat. Manchester Rain) has received massive support and praise from press and radio alike – and been the soundtrack to many a Balearic sunrise session. Check it out below and look out for more from Yann Sella and the Subdust Music label coming soon.
Ephect is an Independent Rap/HipHop Recording artist and music producer located, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. His new 18 track project titled “the Nphection” LP was recently released on Sunday September 2, 2018. The album “the Nphection” is now streaming on ALL digital streaming platforms. Be sure to check out his website & watch Ephect break down the album track by track. https://itsephect.com/thenphection
Eminem discussed the surprise nature of new album Kamikaze, plus the criticism from fans of his previous albums that led him to make the record, in the first part of an interview with Sway. You can check out the 12-minute clip now. If you love, you can listen to the entire thing!
The inaugural Grandoozy has come and gone, and the organizers of Superfly (the minds behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands) can claim another successful event to their name. Growing pains are to be expected with any opening, but over the weekend they were impressively minimal, centering largely on the difficulty of concert-goers’ arrival and exit. What most will remember, whether they purchased a one or three day pass, is the relentless talent that radiated from the four stages in Overland Park. Check out the breakdown of our favorite performances from each day.
SJ Apollo releases single “Stuck In The Vibe” from off of his long awaited “Red Eyed Coyote” EP. The Saint Louis Astronaut is known for his Spacey vibed out music mixed with rugged lyricism that reflects his past experiences of life. Living by “Think Fly Stay High,” a term that represents elevation above any negativity or road blocks that may hinder achievement, it’s also a term used by the potheads of his channel. SJ Apollo can also be found at the Channel Of Flyness Live On twitch.tv/SJApollo where dope people from all walks of the world fly through and kick back. The C.O.F is where Gaming, Music and entertainment meets. Look out for more from rising artist SJ Apollo coming soon!
Hailing from one of America’s most dangerous and forgotten neighborhoods, New Orleans’ 7th Ward, SuicideboyS have been taking the nation by storm. They only recently got on our radar after word spread of the duo quickly selling out large auditoriums around the country, something you don’t see all that often from independent artists. We had to see what the hype was all about. Their music has hardcore rap vibes with heavy bass and unexpected samples that both rappers really work well with. We’ve seen a lot of sold out shows, but to say the $uicideboy$ concert at The Fillmore was packed, would be a massive understatement. On either side people were practically being pushed off the railings to get a view, and in the center of the venue (for anyone brave enough to enter) there was a full blown mosh pit that could rival any metal show.
N I K Ø T E N E – is primed and ready to carve out his place in the EDM world. After releasing his first two singles, “1982” and “Summer Ain’t the Same” in July of 2018 he has been winning over new listeners on Spotify with over 100k streams to date. He is an independent artist but is garnering attention from industry professionals alike with his new single, “Hunter In Your Heart.”
Several label mates from California’s Courteous Family have been on a North American run promoting the label as well as several new releases from each respective artist. The takeover stopped at Denver’s bass music hub The Black Box for an evening of experimental beats from headliner Huxley Anne, who threw down a banging set that included several tracks from her 2017 release Illium plus much more. Support from Gangus, Hapa, and Tone rounded out an excellent show. In case you missed it, our own Tylar Beechum captured the fun. Check out the photo recap and look out for more underground music at The Black Box coming soon!
Few artists in the game currently have a buzz like the prolific New Orleans duo $uicideboy$. With an entirely unique brand of dark, hardcore hip hop, they’ve worked with everyone from Juicy J, to Denzel Curry, as well as members of the A$AP Mob and more. Still independent at the moment, the two cousins Ruby da Cherry (aka Suicide Leopard) and Slick Sloth (aka Suicide Christ) have managed to sell out shows almost instantaneously in all the major cities including Chicago, LA, New York, and most recently here in Denver.
SEDA is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter born and raised in the Bronx, New York. His unique wide-ranging musical sound include R&B, Pop, Latin & Hip Hop. SEDA can be found developing his love for performing all over NYC belting out his material on stages which have included SOBS, DROM, Mamajuanas, Iguanas, Dillon’s Lounge, People Lounge, The Delancey, The Bowery Poetry Club, NY public Library just to name a few.
We can’t remember the last time that independent hip hop OG’s Atmosphere didn’t sell out Red Rocks. Of course, this year was no different, especially with help from label mates Grieves, as well as hip hop veteran Evidence of Dilated Peoples fame. The whole night was truly one to remember, with excellent performances from everyone including the young talent dEM Atlas who set off the evening in perfect fashion.
IAMKINGZIION is an new independent recording artist, music producer & publisher from East London, who began as a street dancer, then developed into a Garage MC (aka Grime MC) in the early millennium at the rise of the movement. Moving away from Grime as he wanted to tell more diverse stories in his music, he looked to rap music, becoming profoundly focused on producing great songs to add to the catalogue of phenomenal music that he listened too and enjoyed over the years, this included a range of different genres such as UK garage, bashment, reggae, theme music, dance, pop, salsa, among many other genres, but especially Hip-Hop and R&B.
Coining him as one of the newest emcees up next, Rell Cash is kicking down the industry door with his new mixtape “TRVPCVSH 2” bringing hard hitting bars and lyrics coupled with major production. From dropping jewels of the game to working in the trap, Rell Cash brings a fresh sound to hip hop with “Get Em Off”, recently covered on HHS1987. With a melodic flow and lyrics, he uses metaphors for the streets and new sounds, Rell Cash raps with bounce trap, 808 bass with the influence of early hip hop. Producers Dame D., MeloDroppin30, 84 Music & Kay GW have fused a street hood love story collided with Rell’s love of the game and busting moves. Listen to TRVPCVSH 2 below and look out for more from the promising Chicago spitter soon!
“This is my 5th year entering the dmc online, I made my first dmc online world final at 10yrs old back in 2014. Im always trying to push turntablism to the next level with technicality & new creative ideas.” – DJ K-Swizz