January, 2020

Odario and Dawn Pemberton move effortlessly through the “Low Light (In This Space)”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Canadian hip-hop soul outfit Grand Analog frontman Odario is on a solo mission as he teams up with singer Dawn Pemberton  on his new single titled “Low Light (In This Space).” A genre-fusing record that showcases Odario’s musical influences ranging from hip-hop, gospel, soul and more. Backed by a lush pulsating drum beat, thick basslines and lush guitars, Odario ushers in a ray of light as he searches for the ever evasive truth while absorbing new information that comes his way. Alongside Odario we also have Vancouver soul vocalist Dawn Pemberton (Do Right Music), who channels the soulful force within her to deliver a gripping performance that is both entrancing and soothing.

Hit the play button and get familiar right quick. For those not in the know, Odario is also the host of the groundbreaking CBC Radio One program Afterdark, where he spreads the indie soul and urban flavor across the Canadian airwaves.

Keep up with  Odario | Website: Spotify: Twitter: Instagram

Dawn Richard Shares Wholesome R&B Vibes On Her New Track "Buttah"

Last year, Dawn Richard reunited with some members of her Danity Kane family for a limited residency in New York. The former Making The Band 3 contestant also kicked off the year with the release of her fifth studio album, New Breed (2019), to which she wrote in its entirety with the help of contributors only two out of the ten songs on the entire LP. Now, the “Billie Jean” singer is back with new music to begin 2020 in the form of “Buttah.”

The track produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Lab OX and TrakkSounds features a melodic guitar riff reminiscent of R&B instrumentation of the golden age of the genre. Gentle horn sections, light synth pads, and jazz piano chords dance in between Dawn Richards’ uniquely distinct vocal cadence. Richards’ performance of the track was virtually flawless and while her vocals were slightly assisted by autotune, her oral display eclipsed the post-production add-on that has become so widely popular in recent years. 

“Buttah” radiates an innocence that isn’t present in today’s R&B, giving it a joyous quality a lot of mainstream R&B is missing today. Check out Dawn Richard’s latest musical offering “Buttah” in the link provided below and let us know your thoughts on the track in the comment section.   

Quotable Lyrics

The way he love me sometimes I forget to breathe’n
It’s a dangerous kinda love ’cause I get to fiending
And it’s possible he love me so good I ain’t leaving
Smoother than the chocolate on the skin I’m feeling

sideswipe – “Shed Light” (Album)

Make sure to check out the amazing new producer album just released by Philadelphia based producer sideswipe titled “Shed Light” featuring Rim Da Villin, Che Noir, SageInfinite and more.  Sideswipe is bringing the heat with this release, this time with lyrics! Some of the dopest emcees in the underground have been recruited.  Each to deliver their own particular brand of bars.  This 11-track album is a end-to-end showcase of skill over eclectic boom bap instrumentals  The final result is one of the rawest-sounding hip hop albums heard in a long time.

Shed Light by sideswipe

Aesop Rock – “Rogue Wave” (Video)

Following up on last year’s consciousness-expanding Malibu Ken project, rap’s most verbose MC/producer Aesop Rock has just released a new standalone single as he works his way toward a new solo full length. “Rogue Wave” comes paired with a video by longtime visual collaborator Rob Shaw, bringing to life a plethora of images sketched by Aesop himself.

Odario and Dawn Pemberton move effortlessly through the “Low Light (In This Space)”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Canadian hip-hop soul outfit Grand Analog frontman Odario is on a solo mission as he teams up with singer Dawn Pemberton  on his new single titled “Low Light (In This Space).” A genre-fusing record that showcases Odario’s musical influences ranging from hip-hop, gospel, soul and more. Backed by a lush pulsating drum beat, thick basslines and lush guitars, Odario ushers in a ray of light as he searches for the ever evasive truth while absorbing new information that comes his way. Alongside Odario we also have Vancouver soul vocalist Dawn Pemberton (Do Right Music), who channels the soulful force within her to deliver a gripping performance that is both entrancing and soothing.

Hit the play button and get familiar right quick. For those not in the know, Odario is also the host of the groundbreaking CBC Radio One program Afterdark, where he spreads the indie soul and urban flavor across the Canadian airwaves.

Keep up with  Odario | Website: Spotify: Twitter: Instagram

Afu-Ra – “Reign On Me” Ft. Mann (Video)

Take a trip to Los Angeles with rap veteran AfuRa and the city’s own Mann in the beautifully shot new video for “Reign On Me,” a powerful single off Afu’s much anticipated “Urban Chemistry” LP. Check out the visuals directed by Castaka Pictures and head over to your preferred digital retailer to pre-order the LP, due out Feb. 28 via X-Ray Production.

Royce 5’9″ – “I Don’t Age”

Royce 5’9″ releases a new track “I DON’T AGE” today.  This is the third track to be released from Royce’s forthcoming album THE ALLEGORY (eOne/Heaven Studios, Inc.), set to be released on February 21.  Fans can pre order/save THE ALLEGORY beginning today and immediately receive “I DON’T AGE” as an Instant Grat track.



Are Logic And BTS Rapper Suga Cooking Up In The Studio?

Sometimes chemistry can arrive in the most unexpected of places. We’ve long seen Logic connecting with many prominent rappers, from Eminem to Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa to Big Sean. He’s also well versed in dealing with pop stars, especially when he’s looking to secure those crossover bags. Evidently, it would appear that such times are upon us. Bobby T recently took to Instagram to highlight a recent studio session with his homie Suga from BTS, arguably one of the most popular musical acts in the world. 

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

It’s unclear as to what the pair have been cooking up, but one thing is for certain. This one will be a far cry from Bobby’s traditional fare, leaving those hoping for a return to the bars in shambles. And yet, the same people weren’t exactly eager to welcome Logic back into the fold when he was spitting on Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the Ratt Pack leader has set his sights on a different genre altogether. Why not dip one’s toes into the lucrative pool of K-Pop streaming?

Are you ready for Logic and Suga to link up on wax? Sound off below. 

Tom MacDonald & Madchild – “Bad News” Ft. Nova Rockafeller

Sometimes the least-likely duos create the biggest wave.  Such is the case with viral sensation, Tom Macdonald and Hip-Hop legend, Madchild.  Check out the new video, “Bad News”, featuring Nova Rockafeller.

Top 10 submissions Ep5 January, 2020

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5 so we switched it up so now we curating the Top 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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If you like this article check out our previous entries HERE

 

 

 

 

 CJ Fly – “Show You”

CJ Fly takes us through his neighborhood in the visual for the tribute track titled “Show You.” Over a jazzy, groovy backdrop courtesy of  Statik Selektah [Freddie Gibbs, Bun B], CJ details his childhood through his adolescent years and doesn’t mince his words. The track’s entrancing beat and spitfire lyrics paired with the video’s old-school static and tour through the city, which features his real-life girlfriend Emilia Ortiz, emphasize the message CJ is sharing in “Show You”. The scenes and lyrics introduce his past and give a deeper look into CJ’s life as he states, “I can show you where it’s nice, I can show you where it ain’t”.

“Show You” is taken from CJ Fly’s forthcoming new album RUDEBWOY,  which you can pre-order here.

 

 

Uhhmariii – “Cold Energy”

Greensboro, NC based emerging rapper/producer Uhhmariii comes through with a BK produced  solemn piece titled “Cold Energy.” Over a smooth, laid-back backdrop, he reminisces on life in the past couple of months from losing 4 of his friends to having a rocky relationship with his mum. All these events culminate in him seeking validation from other means that may not be totally altruistic.

 

 

 

Trinidad James – “Jame$ Woo Woo”

Trinidad James channels the spirit of James Brown on his new energetic single titled “Jame$ Woo Woo.” Backed by a horn and frenzied snare filled production, Trinidad displays his unique energetic flow and somewhat catchy wordplay while paying tribute to the hardest working man in show business.

 

 

 

Uncle TreY – “In Due Time”

Uncle TreY shares his new single “In Due Time” which serves as the title track of his new album. For this one, he teams up with Brainiac Beats who crafts a lush, vintage-sounding beat for TreY’s reflective and uplifting lyrics. Uncle TreY wastes no time in encouraging the listener to stay focused on his or her ambitions and goals because it will surely manifest in due time.

Get it on all DSPs here.

lynx 196.9 – “NGMDL (freestyle)”

Lynx 196.9 displays his unique rap style over the classic Madlib instrumental for “One Beer Left.” Interesting stuff to be honest.

 

 

 

 

 

Solarrio x Niniola – “On My Mind”

Pop act Solarrio switches up the vibe on the list with his new upbeat song titled “On My Mind”  with the Queen of Afro-House, Niniola. The song came to be when he visited Nigeria in 2019 and linked up with singer Niniola and both entered the studio to craft this lush, melodic piece. Get it on all DSPs here.

 

 

Ramone Grams – “Hear Me Out”

Emerging emcee Ramone Grams delivers a reflective piece in the form of his new song titled “Hear Me Out.” Over the saxophone driven mellow backdrop courtesy of his friend/producer Geo, Grams share some life experiences with the listener. The song is taken from Grams debut project ‘Sample My Grams.’ Get it on Deezer, Soundcloud and Apple Music.

 

 

 

 

Kut One – “Which One’s First? (feat. King Magnetic)”

Melbourne-based producer/deejay Kut One team with longtime collaborator King Magnetic for the boisterous and booming “Which One’s First?,” which serves as the lead single off Kut’s upcoming compilation LP, Live Wires. The track exudes a dark and broody vibe and Magnetic is fully prepared with rapid-fire lyrics aiming for his enemies as he asks them to decide what they want first—bad news or bullets?

“Which One’s First?” is available now through all major DSPs, and can be purchased for instant grat off the iTunes’ pre-order for Live Wires, which is due out March 20 via Chopping Block Records. Get it here.

 

 

 

ALSNDRA – “V!BR8T0R”

Alsndra thrills us with the Alice in Wonderland inspired visual for his sultry track “V!BR8T0R.” We get to see her as different characters while displaying her independence and sexual liberation as a woman. She definitely doesn’t hold back on this tune as she is totally in her element over the upbeat trap banger courtesy of Rich Kidd.

Alsndra is an up and coming recording artist, songwriter and visual producer. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada. You can get to know more about her via her social channels (@alsndra6) and expect to see her on the festival circuit this year.

 

 

 

 

Deejay Victorious – Shotgun (feat. El Da Sensei, Sadat X, Edo G. & Pawz One)

Los Angeles producer Deejay Victorious teams up with Hip-Hop heavyweights El Da Sensei of the Artifacts, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Edo G. and Pawz One to release the single “Shotgun”. The single is co-produced by John Henry and definitely provides the perfect backdrop for the veterans to deliver their unique styles.

 

 

 

 

Aedan Outlaw – “Far Away”

Southern California based emcee Aedan Outlaw takes time to reflect on his life struggles and the ups and downs on his song “far away.” Over a smooth, solemn backdrop he delivers an emotion-drenched piece that everyone can relate to on many levels. Get it on Deezer , Soundcloud and Apple Music.

 

IZM White x Jadakiss – “They All Say That”

Emerging emcee IZM White teams up with rap legend Jadakiss on the banging collaborative track titled “They All Say That.” Over the lush trap backdrop, he voices the many contradictions and lack of quality content many new HipHop artists put out.  Get it on Deezer and Apple Music.

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