Top submissions EP1 Mar, 2021

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


The weekly Top Submissions aims to showcase a selected crop of acts that cross our paths. From the best tracks/videos from far and wide, we gather the upper echelon of artists you can find and give them a platform to be further recognized for their works. So, sit back and tune in, and don’t forget to show them some love by following them on all social media platforms

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Tayong – “Destined”

 

UK emcee Tayong comes through on a grand note on his new single “Destined.” Backed by a moody and punchy backdrop, he delivers a fiery performance laced with vivid imagery and bravado. He does away with the fancy hooks and goes in without holding anything back.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Aligo – “Elevate” Feat. Marie Dahlstrom

 

Emcee Aligo teams up with longtime collaborator Marie Dahlstrom for his new single titled “Elevate” which comes off the heels of his numerous collaborations with Dahlstrom, J Warner, Linda Diaz, Dan Diggas, and others. The track is a somber and reflective piece that dives into self-growth and realization of one’s true purpose. “Elevate” the lead single from his new EP.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud/

 

Jamar Carr x D. Thompson – “The Mud”

 

The dynamic duo made up of Jamar Carr and D. Thompson come through with “The Mud” an anthemic track for the go-getters out there trying to succeed despite the madness surrounding them.

 

 

A.L. Laureate x Liana – “A Love Like”

“A Love Like” is a heartfelt track that sees emcee A.L. Laureate pouring adulation on the culture he loves the most. He pays homage to the art form with detailed lyrics, wordplay, and moreover a guitar-driven backdrop while singer Liana adds a melodic chorus to tighten things up. “A love like ” is taken from his upcoming Album Intrepid Perspective.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Paragon Don – “Slick Jordan Woods”

“Slick Jordan Woods” is a bravado-laden tack that sees Paragon Don teaming up with fellow emcee David Lewis for some verbal sparring. Over a somber sparse backdrop, they both go back to back with lines with no chorus.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Matthew Cuban – “I’m Good”

Matthew Cuban goes into introspective mode on “I’m Good” a somber and reflective track that dwells on inner turmoil, personal loss, and life as a whole. It may be gloomy but Cuban finds a way to keep his head above water.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

Latino Perrico x Jian J x Kris the $pirit – “Wolves don’t Sleep at Night”

Producer Latino Perrico teams up with Compton rapper Jian J and Kris the $pirit for a smooth collaborative track titled “Wolves don’t Sleep at Night.” Backed by a slapping 4 to the floor bounce, lush textures, and dark vibes, the emcees come through with vivid lyrics and off-the-cuff performances.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Major XP – “Bouncin Like 64s”

Major XP comes through the list with a heavy tune titled “Bouncin Like 64s.” Bolstered by a punchy cinematic synth-driven backdrop, he celebrates his successes and wins. This is solid from start to finish.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

 

Abstract Soundz – “Perfect Timing” (feat. Lady Sanity)

Producer Abstract Soundz teams up with lyricist Lady Sanity for this impeccable collaboration titled “Perfect Timing.” Bolstered by a laidback reflective texture and rumbling boom-bap drums, Lady Sanity delivers a no-holds-barred performance tackling real-time issues and then some. This song is the lead single from Abstract Soundz new album Abstract Archives.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//BANDCAMP

 

SOUL GHETO – “Skinny Lil Dawg”

on “Skinny Lil Dawg”, SOUL GHETO delivers a fiery performance over a somber piano-driven backdrop. He reflects on his life from a young age till now and all the crazy things he did in the past and how he is trying to be better.
Get it on Apple Music

 

 

HUNYMOONFAZE – “Happy”

Emerging artist HUNYMOONFAZE delivers a melancholic tune titled “Happy.” The song is a somber track that sees him reminiscing over lost love and how unhappy he is in his current state. It’s quite relatable and heartfelt.
Get it on Apple Music

 

The Colour – “Lay Down”

Mokhalaka Moteetee, widely known as, The Colour, delivers an enthralling single titled “Lay Down.” Ripe with moody and somber textures and his soft vocals, the track is as atmospheric as they come.
Get it on Deezer

 

 

Be Kind – “A Final Toast”

Australia-based UK singer/songwriter Be Kind caught our ears with “A Final Toast” which is the 4th and final track of his psychedelic session. The track has a smooth and reflective moody texture and is peppered by his mellow angelic melodic runs and vivid lyricism. He sure holds down the fort on many fronts from singing to rapping.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud/

 

 

IOM – “Snow & Faces”

Austrian rap act IOM appears on our list with “Snow & Faces” a laidback and moody piece that dwells on self-growth and a whole lot of reflection. his style is quite interesting as he delivers with a low tone, monotonous flow that works well with the melancholic backdrop.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Domino – “Reload” feat. Teeze (Bonus Track)

 

Domino is an emerging independent rapper/producer from Philadelphia, PA. His new release “Reload” sees him working with Teeze. The track has fun-filled energy with the rapper flowing with ease and the smooth bouncy backdrop merging perfectly.
Get it on Apple Music///Soundcloud

 

 

Zoka The Author – “The Mindset” (official video)

 

East London-based rapper Zoka celebrates the anniversary of the release of his debut single, “The Mindset,” with a music video and accompanying documentary. The song which deals with mental freedom and self-realization is heartfelt and thought-provoking as well. The video is directed by Perspective while the beat is produced by Domwitdaheat.
“The Mindset” is taken from his debut EP, Reflections. Stream that here.

 

Trequad – “Top Down” (prod by DJ Pain 1)

Trequad got his mind on the prize on his new single “Top Down” where he teams up with DJ Pain 1 who helps him with a cinematic boomy backdrop.

 

Liam – “Smackin'”

Emerging emcee Liam takes time to reflect on his life on the somber and nostalgia-inducing track titled “Smackin’.” Armed with a laidback smooth flow and vivid lyrics, he details his thoughts eloquently with an emotional punch to boot.
Get it on Soundcloud//Deezer

 

 

Walther, angenehm. x Ill Chill – “Lost”

 

Walther, angenehm is a German 4 man band that caught our attention with their new release titled “Lost.” Ripe with live instrumentation, solid lyricism, and genre-bending sensibilities, the band delivers a solid, reflective cut we all can vibe to.

 

Osbe Chill – “Spark”

South Central, Los Angeles emcee Osbe Chill shares the visuals for his heartfelt song “Spark.” Backed by the dreamy soulful backdrop courtesy of North Carolina-based producer GiveEmSoul, the emcee gives us a glimpse of his life from the hopes, dreams, and ambitions. The first leak from this forthcoming album Soul Rap (which drops on March 12th via Doughboy Networkz ).
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify

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