Top submissions EP3 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

If you like this article check out our previous entries HERE

 

 

narou x at the crib. – “Sage”

 

 

Producer narou teams up with at the crib. for some sublime vibes on his single “Sage” a laidback chilled track that dives into a near-perfect relationship and how similar energies combine to create the most blissful love ever.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Amari – “Vulnerability” (ft. Jas & DJ Zen)

 

Amari teams up with singer Jas & DJ Zen on this offbeat track titled “Vulnerability.” His flow has a distinct off-kilter feel but Jas peppers it with her spoken word type flow and melodic performance. DJ Zen also throws in some scratches to beef things up. “Vulnerability” is taken from Amari’s debut album, I’ve Found but Trash Among the Roots.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Steven Bamidele – “What Happens Afterwards”

Brighton, UK vocalist/producer Steven Bamidele delivers some sultry feel-good vibes on his new release titled “What Happens Afterwards.” He blends a healthy dose of funk, neo-soul, and r&b on this one and his melodic runs are as expressive and alluring as ever. He is currently working on his EP
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

 

Multi – “Grime.Wav”

New Zealand emcee Multi‘s new single/video “Grime.Wav” is a lyrical display of skills. Over a bouncy genre-bending backdrop by the producer Skandal, he comes through with a plethora of flows and cadences and implores listeners to keep up with the flow.
Get it on Soundcloud

Check out his Multi’s Home for Imaginary Friends EP here

 

 

AD – “Rico”

 

Leeds-based emerging rapper AD shares the visual for his song “Rico” which talks about loyalty, self-identity, and more. Over a somber piano-driven backdrop, AD delivers a fiery and emotional performance laced with his life experiences. The video is shot by @visionals_uk & @jktvproductions

Listen to “Rico” Here.

 

 

 

NOVA – “Can’t Complain” (featuring Fasina)

 

NOVA teams up with Fasina for this Afropop infused R&b joint titled “Can’t Complain.” Backed by the ethereal and alluring beat courtesy of BeatsByDamie, the duo delivers catchy melodic runs that usher in good times as springtime approaches. A perfect feel-good jam that should be added to your weekend chill playlist.
Get it on Soundcloud.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Lozano – “Feel It In My Soul” feat. Johnny

 

“Feel It In My Soul” is a reflective and soulful track by Andrew Lozano who teams up with Johnny Delgato to make it happen. Bolstered by a smooth relaxing texture, he draws the listener deep into his world where he shows us his friends, daily routine, and much more.

 

King DYFL x Fat Joe – “The Good Die Young”

 

“The Good Die Young” is a reflective track by Miami-based rapper King DYFL who details the present state of the black community over a moody guitar-driven backdrop. He is joined by Fat Joe who drops gems on the track.
The track is the title track of his new project The Good Die Young.

 

DroTheWhale – “Geronimo” prod. By Chuck Strangers

BK/Atl representative DroTheWhale shares the lead single “Geronimo” from his Layovers EP. Backed by a dreamy and somewhat moody beat by Chuck Strangers, DroTheWhale details his fashion style peppered with insightful perspectives and a whole lot of bravado.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Do$ Du Muni x Matic Beats x Kaso Greene – “Say Yeah”

 

Do$ Du Muni, Matic Beats, and Kaso Greene team up to deliver this synth-driven street anthem titled “Say Yeah.” Bolstered by the bass-heavy beat by Do$ Du Muni, the emcees sure deliver a fiery performance ripe with bravado and reckless abandon.

 

 

Rudy G. – “That’s Just Love”

 

Rapper/producer Rudy G sits back to reflect on a couple of things on “That’s Just Love” a mellow, somber track that talks about being tough inside even though everything around you is falling apart. It’s quite reflective and honest
The track is produced by Black Prophit and was shot/directed by Rudy G himself.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

 

JOE CHO – “ONE MORE TRY”

Singer/songwriter Joe Cho lighten up the list with his sublime vocals and soulful melodies on his new release titled “ONE MORE TRY.” Over a groovy alluring backdrop, he delivers an emotive performance with a tale that everyone can relate to.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

SUPER FREDDY x Ozy – “All on Me”

 

SUPER FREDDY teams up with Ozy on “All on Me” a laidback insightful track that talks about self-realization after a period of inactivity and personal slump. It serves as an uplifting message for everyone going through similar situations and implores listeners to keep their heads up and push through.

 

King Swag – “Dear Black Woman”

 

DMV-based Poet, Musician/Author King Swag shares his newest effort titled “Dear Black Woman” a gripping ode to all the black women out here. Besides pouring adulation he also details the struggles and hurdles they have to go through in this crazy world.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Tru Def – “Love>Hate”

 

Emerging emcee Tru Def shares visuals for his self-produced song “Love>Hate” over a soulful backdrop, he lets the listener know what he is going through and how his work ethic keeps him going. The visual is directed by Kathryn Boyd- Batstone
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Spotify

 

L.A. VanGogh – “Japanese Silk”

 

Singer/rapper L.A. VanGogh showcases his versatility on his new single “Japanese Silk” where he effortlessly blends neo-soul and hip-hop. Backed by somber and dreamy textures, he delivers an adulation-filled performance peppered with vivid and evocative lyrics.
Get it on Soundcloud

 

 

KID TRAVIS – “WON’T LET ME GO”

 

Kid Travis‘s “Won’t Let Me Go” is a heartfelt pop-infused track that details the story of two individuals neck-deep in love. From the smooth punchy backdrop and Kid Travis’s catchy melodic runs, he paints a picture of how love can overshadow reasoning.

 

UFO Fev & Vanderslice – “Crack Shifts (feat. Flee Lord)”

 

The duo of UFO Fev and Vanderslice are gearing up for their collaborative project Enigma of Dalì. and in the interim share, this cinematic gritty cut titled “Crack Shifts .” The trio brings pure verbal heat as they ravage the menacing backdrop with reckless abandon.
Pre-order the project on all DSPs here.

 

Tiawa – “Shine Bright”

Emerging singer-songwriter/MC Tiawa (pronounced: tea-ah-wa) shares her sophomore single “Shine Bright” which shows her style of melodic raps. Over a smooth Rhodes-driven backdrop, she delivers an uplifting performance fusing the worlds of neo/soul, rap, and lo-fi.
The track is produced by collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Jack-Chi aka Jack Kingslake, the song sets the stage for a new chapter in Tiawa’s career, on hometown label Tru Thoughts.

 

 

TrueMendous – “You Don’t Wanna”

 

“You Don’t Wanna” is the 3rd single from TrueMendous as she prepares for the release of her LP Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson on the 1st April via High Focus Records. “You Don’t Wanna” is a lyric dense track that showcases her fiery style laced with evocative elements over a punchy brooding backdrop.
Get it on all DSPs here

 

 

iSHi – “My Money”

 

 

Producer Artist iSHi pays homage to late dancehall legend Louie Rankin on his new single “My Money.” The heavy-hitting track has booming drums, cinematic synths, and a gripping vocal performance by Rankin that reminds his fans of how talented he was. The single is taken from his upcoming debut album The Introduction dropping later this spring.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

G-Nerro – “Live Autonomous”

G-Nerro’s “Live Autonomous” is an insightful and politically charged track that details the struggles of black folks in recent times. With so much social upheaval going on, the record sure tackles the issues with unapologetic energy and will prick minds.

 

 

Lena Dov – “Bulletproof”

 

Singer/rapper Lena Dov delivers a rousing anthem titled “Bulletproof.” Bolstered by a rock-infused cinematic backdrop, Dov puts her all on wax and goes against the grain. The track is quite uplifting and aims to stir the inner champion of listeners. Lena Dov is also the Lead singer for The Program.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

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