Matt: Thanks to her sultry voice, range and vast musical talent (let us not forget DJ Premier’s production) Torii Wolf has enjoyed a precipitous rise over the last four months. Though she has yet to release her debut album, Flow Riiot, (which is a collaborative project with DJ Premier), Torii has already premiered music with Pitchfork, Hotnewhiphop, Mass Appeal, Vibe & Okayplayer, been tapped for Vevo’s “dscvr” series (past alumni include Tove Lo, Sam Smith, Hozier, DNCE, Alessia Cara) and she was recently highlighted by Apple Music.
MAP: Up and coming artist NephLon Don who is the next star coming out of Philadelphia has been releasing several trap bangers lately. His latest release titled "Buss It" is definitely one to shake up the clubs and turn up to get hype too.
Audio: Jimmy ValenTime f/ Urban Miracle - "She's Trippin"
Wanja: “She's Trippin” is the exciting new single by Jimmy ValenTime featuring production and rapping by Urban Miracle. A track that invokes Tribe Called Quest "Buggin Out" or De La Soul "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays". A fun single that describes how relationships with women both romantic and friendships, can drive you crazy. The complications come from an era of too much information and constant exposing of private lives in online forums.
TM: Brooklyn born and bred MC, Jay Citee, is repping his Touch Money crew to the fullest. With a healthy resume, the Marcy Projects product has been putting the foot work in, and getting his online presence up as he looks to be one of the more talked about artists on the Big Apple’s Hip Hop scene. Check out his latest visual, Game Over.
Shawn: Originally from Oakland, Young Trainz is the founder of Sacramento hip hop collective AP ENGLISH. His flow and style are raw and uncut, full of imagery and wordplay, setting a new standard in hip hop.
Biz 3: One of Atlanta's most powerful voices in music, OG Maco, has dropped a new project titled BLVK PHIL COLLINS, describing it as the visual companion to his forthcoming debut album Children Of The Rage. The new project, consisting of 7 tracks altogether features production by
DJ Snake, MeloMayneNoGamz, Andrew Grossan, Heroes x Villains, Hassan Khaffaf, Static Beats, MyBoyRoach, Hush, Germ, Luhvy & Cla$$.
Matt: LIKE is back with his new debut full-length album, Songs Made While High, and after premiering the first visual, “Vice,” from his debut project with Hotnewhiphop last week, LIKE is back with his Anderson .Paak assisted track “Mission Road,” which was premiered today by Hypetrak. “There is a seriousness to the track, its gritty—the drums, the loop; it feels vintage like industrial downtown LA” LIKE relayed to Hypetrak. “When I played this for Anderson he loved it and hopped on it immediately.”