J.Dapper shares two cuts “memories” and “newfi.” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Producer J.Dapper shares two cuts “memories” and “newfi.” with us this week.

“memories” is the first one and is a guitar-laden lofi-soul piece that is soothing and reflective. From the smooth drum bounce, layered textures and keys, he sure delivers something refreshing and thoughtful for us to rock with.

The second cut “newfi.” has a retro-R&B vibe with its dreamy vibes and soft drum grooves. I dig the vocal samples as well.

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Leeroy Jelks is the proverbial “runitman” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Emerging rapper Leeroy Jelks shares a one-off track entitled “runitman.” The gloomy trap track sees Jelks in his element as he delivers an impassioned performance and vivid lyrical stylings. He digs deep into the concept of financial stability and how he is in control of his income.

“runitman” will also appear on his new project entitled broke boy ep.

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Officially PM ushers in the “Season For Giving” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Officially PM‘s new single “Season For Giving” is an entertaining and bouncy take on the classic 12 days of Christmas song. Over a bass-heavy sparse song, the ladies show us what they got in their gift baskets while displaying their unapologetic bad bitch demeanor. Overall, “Season For Giving” is an everyday anthem for the ladies to live by and a reminder for the men to fill up their lady’s stockings this Christmas!

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The Outcastkid wants to chill in “Keep it Real Peaceful” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Emerging rapper The Outcastkid shares visuals for the new single “Keep it Real Peaceful.” As the title suggests, it depicts him in full chill mode as he takes time to clear his mind away from the craziness of the world.

The video has a DIY/documentary aesthetic and follows the rapper doing his thing.

The song is a part of a 2 song project called  NEON OUTCAST.


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Nephie and Knowledge the Kid make us think deep in new single “Ghost” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Nephie and Knowledge the Kid team up to deliver this thoughtful and insightful collaboration titled “Ghost.” Over a soulful and anthemic backdrop, Knowledge digs deep to share his personal struggles and tribulations. Armed with an explosive and impassioned vocal tone and evocative lyrics, he keeps listeners locked in with every word uttered.

The visual is quite captivating and blends several images that coincide with the struggling theme and bring the real-time issue to the forefront.

Get “Ghost” on Spotify // Bandcamp // Apple Music

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Bre SwaGz pours her all in “It Be Going Down” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Emerging rapper Bre SwaGz pours her all in “It Be Going Down,” a heartfelt song that details the dynamics of love and support. Over a bouncy and soulful backdrop, she gives us her past experiences with people who don’t support her goals but she didn’t let her stop her from proceeding. The chorus is inspired by DMX’s “How its going down.”


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Mic North’s “Sacrifice” is a pure display of skill 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Winnipeg, MB, Canada-based rapper Mic North delivers something refreshing in his new release titled “Sacrifice.” The record produced by veteran NY producer/DJ Statik Selektah is a piano-driven, mid-tempo track ripe with that distinct boom-bap bounce with a bit of soul. Mic North is in his element for sure and gives a solid impassioned performance ripe with insight and he also shows us what makes him a go-getter willing to go all out to achieve his goals and dreams.


Mic North (Nigel Pahl ) was born in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Winnipeg has been the Murder Capital of Canada from 1981 to 2012. Mic North started rapping at the age of 14 when his mother Cheryl Pahl bought him a Karaoke machine. His Mother use to think he was crazy rapping in the shower. Mic recorded his first track at the age of 17 with the legendary Buzz mad from the Moonshine Kru. His teenage years were plagued with misguidance and being the only son in a fatherless home led Mic to look for camaraderie elsewhere. Before long, Mic found himself involved with street violence and soon after in a jail cell. After his incarceration, Mic decided he had to change his life for his newborn son and himself. Mic started recording music and got signed to a local record label Heatbag Records in 2011. Mic has worked with such talents as Peter Jackson, Young Noble, Twisted Insane, Goody Grace, Winnipeg Most and more. He has done successful openings for Paul Wall, Lil Scrappy, Freddy Gibbs, Stitches, Riff Raff, Merkules and more.  Mic North has started his own independent label Jet City Records. Mic has also chosen to use his music and videography skills to help youth express themselves through digital media production. In 2016, Mic founded Motivation Art Programs (MAP’s) for youth across Canada and his goal is to help inspire the youth for a better tomorrow.


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Fly Anakin and Nickelus F go “Ghost” [Video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Fly Anakin and Nickelus F team up for a lyric dense collaboration titled “Ghost.” Bolstered by the gloomy and punchy production from Like (of Pac Div), Both Fly Anakin and Nickelus F proceed to deliver hard-hitting, no holds barred flows that further cement their names in the annals of hip-hop.

The single is accompanied by a music video shot and directed by No Fun (Tahjee Wallace & DuctTapeJesus) in which Anakin and Nickelus F’s performances are caught in a spotlight, as cash flutters through the air.

“Ghost” sets the tone for Fly Anakin’s forthcoming LP, slated for release via Lex Records in early 2022.

Get “Ghost” on SpotifySoundCloudApple Music,  Deezer 


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Dre A.M. is in the zone in “The Mortality” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Dre A.M delivers a lyric dense and thoughtful message in his new single “The Mortality.” Over a moody and cinematic backdrop, he digs deep with his graphic rap imagery and insightful style as he reminds us that everyone is mortal.


Dre A.M. is a veteran of group Internet Strangers and has flourished since branching out on his own, dropping numerous singles over the past few years including Barely Alive, Kids Like Cannabis, and most recently For The Music which features fellow up and comer ArmstrongWW. Dre’s original style is a welcome change to an often redundant music scene where everyone is copying one another directly, or indirectly. Known for his ability to switch flows frequently even within the same song and his aggressive voice which makes the listener feel the passion and realness of every bar drawing influences from early Earl, Aesop Rock, and more recently JID.


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Spitty The Sequel shares new single “I Be Grindin” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Spitty the sequel is back from the lab and drops his new single “I Be Grindin” which serves as the lead single from his forthcoming LP. He teams up with the producer J-ideas who laces him with a soulful backdrop while he pours his thoughts on wax. He takes us through the various memories from lost ones, friends that went astray with some engaging bravado as well.

“I Be Grindin” is the first single off the upcoming album I Work Because I Have To.

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