Hailing from Florida, the OG Sonny Parlin, has been making music for over 30 years and he’s not stoppin anytime soon. He has collaborated many artists over the years writing pop and hip hop music. His latest record, Rat Race, features Northside Nate. The track has an underground rap vibe, and is definitely worth listen. You can learn more about Sonny Parlin, and check out his other music here: linktr.ee/sonnyparlin
Earlier this year in our interview with Hannibal Buress, the comedian mentioned he had some music more projects in the works. He’s finally surfaced with his third release, “Judge Judy,” featuring Ron Lamont. The track features an absolutely scorching hot beat from acclaimed producer Chrome Sparks, and while it’s obvious Hannibal isn’t taking himself too seriously, he low key kind of kills it with some auto-tuned melodies making for a highly listenable song.
Electronic producer Megan Hamilton has joined lyrical forces with rapper Will Robinson on this year’s 420 electronic anthem, “G.R.E.A.M.” A play on WuTang’s classic, Green Rules Everything Around Me is a mantra for the weed smokers, the veggie eaters and enthusiasts of that color we like to call “green.” The track was released on the highest of holidays, 4/20, and it’s making the rounds now. Check it out!
Tennessee hip hop artist Noway has been making music for years under a previous moniker, and last year he reemerged with a newly honed sound and debut album, 13. The Chattanooga rapper is back with nine more original tracks on his new EP, P.O.P. Muzik. An acronym for “Prosperity Over Pain,” The EP showcases a multitude of styles flawlessly pieced together as Noway tackles an array of real topics.
Souncloud superstar LIL VAMPYR just dropped “Da Call”. He’s creating a new category, I guess you could call it Dark Rap. His brand is evil, perhaps he’s an evil genius. “Knock off Yeezys, Fuck the Hype”. Check LIL VAMPYR out here first & be sure to give him a follow on Instagram: @lil_vampyr
Up and coming DJ duo, HateBerry, are making their debut with an high energetic electro house smasher called ‘Bass Down’. Filled with insane lead sounds, tight kicks, heavy bass, this track will hit the festival scene very soon. Check out ‘Bass Down’ below and make sure to check them out on the gram here: @hateberry_official
Rising rapper J.Drive hailing form Youngstown, Ohio, is back with another new single, “Quarantine Vibes.” With a pitched up sample at the foundation of scorching hot beat courtesy of producer Dillygotitbumpin, J.Drive lays a confident, stream-of-conscious, type flow with clever bars and authentic content. J.Drive is sticking to his guns and living life his way, without regrets, and he’s letting everyone know. Check out “Quarintine Vibes” and look out for more from the promising young artist, J.Drive, coming soon.
South Korean rapper/producer is a highly prolific artist from Florida who has attracted a loyal following from his introspective rhymes atop his self-produced melodic trap beats with his partner Kushgang Bae. With a distinct Souther flair, the result is a hybrid form that captures the ears of all regions. His new wave, style and persona is pushing him through the rankings fast and quickly becoming an essential breakthrough artist. Check out his latest funky soul single “Seasons XoXo” below. The track is fire and is definitely worth checking out. You can connect with Mr. Kushgang at @mr.kushgang.
House music sensation jackLNDN has returned with a brand new track, “Deeper,” the lead single off his forthcoming EP by the same name. The song is a dreamy exploration of our generation’s surface level experiences, and a longing for something more real. The warm vibes and natural instrumentation topped with Jack’s smooth vocals on this one will have you ready for some late night summer fun. We’re looking forward to the rest of the Deeper EP coming April 24th, until then, enjoy the single out now on all major streaming platforms.
Rising hip hop group, GVNG GREEN, and artist, Trinity, have released their first R&B single together, “Red Light.” This collaboration follows the release of GVNG GREEN’s self-titled hip-hop album. The R&B song is a love song that delivers hot lyrics and an old school vibe. The project is featuring the artist, Trinity, whose also a successful an actor and producer. The sound breaking duo is on track to release multiple collaborations this year with other established artists. They have come up from the ranks starting from the underground and now prove with hard work and consistency you can break through to mainstream stardom. Check out “Red Light” below. The track is available now on Spotify and all other major platforms. To stay updated on GVNG GREEN and all upcoming announcements by visiting their website.
Showing her playful side, the 23-year old rapper, Chika came to the Tiny Desk chock-full of jokes and lots of flair, even bringing her sister in-tow to celebrate the occasion as a family affair. Chika was also the first hip-hop act to anchor her set with just a Peruvian cajón instead of a full, hard-hitting kit. The surprisingly stripped-down performance allowed her lyrics, with all their nuance, to take center stage — and the result was remarkable. You’re right Diddy; Chika is the best of the new school.
Rock-n-roll band Radiofix hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, is made up of 3 members: Daniel Martin (vocals/guitar), Benjamin Thurston (bass), and Jorge Gutierrez Jr. (drums). The band just released their latest single titled “All Night Long” which will leave you wanting more rock-n-roll. Reminiscent of some of our favorite rock bands of the 90’s grunge era like (Pearl Jam, Nirvana etc,) Radiofix manages to bring a fresh, modern twist to a classic sound. With accessible songwriting and impressive instrumentation, the band really has it all. After seven years together, Radiofix is still creating some of their most inspired music yet. If you miss rock-n-roll like we do, Radiofix is a rock band you should add to your watchlist today. Radiofix.net/
Marquette King is a self-proclaimed “pop-hop” artist hailing from Phoenix, AZ. He always had a passion for making music, but it stopped when his sports career started to take off in a big way. King started his professional career as an NFL punter, playing for both the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. During time off due to injury, King has been working hard on his music again. After regularly releasing fire tracks in 2019, he is starting off the new year right with the release of “This Side” and the upcoming release of “Past You.” Definitely check out the “This Side” featured below and it’s also available on Apple Music. You can stay up with Marquette on Twitter @MarquetteKing He’s entertaining as hell.
This Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Tiny Desk performance was a year in the making, largely because Madlib insisted on playing with El Michels Affair, a vintage funk and soul band based out of New York. But it was worth the wait. When pianist Marco Benevento opened with a delicate, almost jazzy run, it created the perfect opening — and juxtaposition — for hard-hitting emcee, Gibbs to jump in and ride the hell out of that beat.
Birdd Luciano is a new voice emerging out of Chicago that is changing the energy within the city. After releasing his latest visual “Thoughts In My Head,” Birdd categorizes himself in an honorable class of rappers with his visuals totaling over 1 million combined views. Ghetto Blessings, sums up Birdd’s unique sound and diverse content, ranging from his hit single “Toxic Love,” Produced by Xcel, Thoughts In My Head to Top Shottas (Remix ft. HoodBrat) and more. Toxic Love is a catalyst track addressing relationship issues from the male perspective while Top Shottas shows a diverse flavor of Birdd’s versatility. Ghetto Blessings is an eclectic combination of producers Nate, Nefti, Xcel and Baron Galindo of story-telling fused with street music. Check out the album on Spotify, and look out for Birdd’s performance alongside LAHH HoodBrat on at Hip Hop massive Rolling Loud Festival on May 8th.