Top submissions EP1 June 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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Tru Def – “Proven”

 

Tru Def shares the visuals for his self-produced track “Proven” which showcases his lyricism and go-getter mentality. Over the dark cinematic backdrop, he goes forth with an impassioned flow and evocative lyrics to match his determination.
The video was directed by Kathryn Boyd- Batstone.

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Dax – “The Next Rap God”

 

Dax gives an incredible performance on this lyric dense single titled “The Next Rap God.” The track is a 10-minute nonstop barrage of flows and cadences that will leave you wowed from start to finish. He even adds a plethora of melodic raps into the mix for sheer fun.

 

 

Dee Jay Park – “My Favourite Ladies” Remix

 

Italian DJ and Producer Dee Jay Park blend the late great MF DOOM with samples from the legendary Italian, Grammy Awards winner, singer Domenico Modugno and the result is this dope fusion.
This remix of “My Favourite Ladies” is taken from the 3-track EP DOOMenico MoDOOM.

 

 

 

Dre the Monarch – “Fall of Icarus”

 

Dre the Monarch shares a new single “Fall of Icarus” where he makes use of a guitar-driven backdrop to deliver insightful bars.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

 

 

mister SEDGWICK – “ASAP FREESTYLE”

 

mister SEDGWICK comes through with pure bars over a moody lofi texture on his new single “ASAP FREESTYLE.” It’s quite short but sure packs a punch

 

 

 

Rome Streetz & ANKHLEJOHN – “Vyrus life”

 

NY emcee Rome Streetz and D.C. emcee ANKHLEJOHN are back with the visuals for their previously released single “Vyrus life
Captured in stark night-time visuals by Revenxnt (fresh off directing Westside Gunn’s “Julia Lang” video) the duo of Rome Streetz & ANKHLEJOHN unleash a prolific string of bars. The somber instrumental backdrop is provided by Chop La Rok and Rare Scrilla.
“Vyrus Life” appears on the full-length Rome & ANKH collaboration Genesis 1:27 produced entirely by Chop & Rare and is available for digital purchase here Stream/purchase Genesis 1:27  here.

 

Buku Wise -” Nevermind Me”

 

Emerging rapper Buku Wise sends a reminder to the naysayers on his new release titled ” Nevermind Me.” The track has a nice reggae bounce and texture that blends with his melodic flow and evocative lyrics.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

IMNOTARAPPER. – “Two Sides / To Love”

 

Bronx based emcee IMNOTARAPPER. share her new single “Two Sides / To Love.” The track sees her self-reflecting on life and the unpredictable variables that come with it. The backdrop is somber and also adds to the emotional oomph of the song.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud

 

Quin Jaye – “Same Shxt”

 

Emerging emcee Quin Jaye takes us into his world on his new single titled “Same Shxt.” Over a smooth reflective backdrop, he delivers an insightful piece that dives deep into his life and upbringing. “Same Shxt” is the lead track from Quin Jaye’s EP Kinda Blue.
Quin also played the trumpet solos throughout the track.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

KXNG Crooked & Leo Dynamic1 – “Make It”

 

Irish producer/former boxer Leo Dynamic1 teams up with veteran Westcoast lyricist KXNG Crooked for this vibrant uplifting jam titled “Make It.” Backed by a rousing synth-driven backdrop, KXNG Crooked proceeds to drop some inspirational gems for the listeners who need the right impetus to achieve their personal goals.
Get it on SoundCloud

 

T. Chandy x Tiger Tchakounté x Wav – “Don’t Be Mad”

 

Sri Lankan-born, Canadian Rapper/Producer T. Chandy teams up with Montreal artists Tiger Tchakounté and Wav, for his latest release titled “Don’t Be Mad.” The track is a heartfelt piece that dwells on holding on to the good memories and being content with the element of change. T. Chandy and Tiger take time to reflect on the good times in their verses while Wav ties it up with a melodic hook.
The track is produced by T. Chandy and the bass is played by a close collaborator, Carter White.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

Dawny Lu – “Mirrors”

 

Chesapeake, VA native Dawny Lu makes her entry on our list with this solemn and reflective track titled “Mirrors.” Crafted over a smooth nostalgic backdrop, Lu delivers a heartfelt performance laced with adulation towards her significant other. This track was created with the intent to highlight the importance of self-love and growth.

Get it on Apple Music

 

Zaq1st – “Smoke Break”

 

Zaq1st goes for a laidback vibe on “Smoke Break,” a smooth but short track that aims to deliver feel-good vibes for the listener. “Smoke Break” is taken from his new EP entitled NuGrowth.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Solely Tone – “All You Do”

 

Emerging emcee Solely Tone pours his emotions on wax as he drops the visuals for his single “All You Do.” A somber, moody track that dwells on a relationship gone sour.
Get it on Apple Music//Spotify

 

Norman Sann – “Ignant”

 

Norman Sann newest single “Ignant” is a self-produced insightful piece that dwells on the dynamics of life from self-doubts, personal demons, and much more.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Beats Anonymous – “Blessed” (feat. Skyzoo & Elcamino)

 

Producer Beats Anonymous teams up with Skyzoo & Elcamino for this reflective and uplifting track titled “Blessed.” From the soulful and moody backdrop to the evocative lyrics from the emcees, the track sure delivers the goods.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

 

Ghostboyrj – “WYW (What You Want)?”

 

Ghostboyrj got a new one from his stash titled “WYW (What You Want)?.” He delivers an impassioned performance over the smooth punchy production laid before him.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

P-Rawb & Big O – “SoulScape (The Complexity)”

 

“Soulscape (The Complexity)” is the latest single off of P-Rawb & Big O album The Complexity. The track is a reflective piece that dives into the mysteries of life and what can be.

Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Bandcamp//Spotify

 

Cxtotheworld – “Never Left Freestyle”

 

Cxtotheworld makes his entry on our list with “Never Left Freestyle.” A pure display of bravado and smooth flows over a punchy boom-bap backdrop provided by Mario Alexander. The visuals were directed by Rey Ndoli.
Listen to “Never Left Freestyle” here.

 

Radicule. x Cameron Butler – “Rose OG+ (Requiem)”

 

Producer Radicule. and emcee Cameron Butler connect to bring us this smooth collaboration titled “Rose OG+ (Requiem).” The result is pure unfiltered lyrics over gripping lo-fi textures that we all can rock to. The final track off Radicule’s latest album, EBONY ETERNAL.
Get it on Apple Music//Bandcamp

 

 

 

Patagonist – “YE IS THE MASTER BUT FOR RIGHT NOW GHERBO THE TUTOR”

 

Patagonist goes for the jugular on his new single titled “YE IS THE MASTER BUT FOR RIGHT NOW GHERBO THE TUTOR” An upbeat jam that flips a JB sample over punchy trap drum groove, Patagonist doesn’t let up and delivers fiery flows from start to finish.

Directed/Shot by @Yuck Dev

 

 

 

E.Cole I – “Nothing at All”

 

 

E.Cole I‘s “Nothing at All” is an interesting look at the rise of cancel culture and the domino effects it creates. The backdrop has a retro 90s style reminiscent of early Eminem and explores the topic from a very nuanced viewpoint.
Get it on Spotify//Apple Music

 

 

OKORO – “Paradise”

 

OKORO shares visuals for his new single “Paradise.” A heartfelt and insightful piece that dwells on the never-ending search for true love. The visual is quite engaging and follows the rapper as he goes through emotional and physical transformations.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

 

MoonShyne – “8:30PM: It’s All Love”

 

MoonShyne shows us true love on his new release “8:30PM: It’s All Love.” A soulful piece that sees him reflect on having his family around and how they have affected him as a man.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Kairo x Hoopaloop – “Battle For the Mind”

 

Canadian duo, emcee Kairo and producer Hoopaloop close the list with their latest single “Battle For The Mind.” The record is built on a laidback and moody texture that sees Kaira diving into the dynamics of self doubt, hate and negativity.
It is taken from Kairo & Hoopaloop’s upcoming EP titled Sabali.

Get it on Apple Music.

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