Top submissions EP4 May 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

 

 

 

Jaywop – “Guava” feat. Donte Thomas

 

Jaywop links up with Donte Thomas for an upbeat and bright single titled “Guava”. The duo delivers reflective and fiery bars over Portland’s own, Sxlxmxn‘s bouncy production.
Get it on Apple Music.

 

 

Khetwayo – “Evil Carnivore” (feat. Jeremiah Chikhwaza & R-Swift)

 

Malawian rapper Khetwayo links with Jeremiah Chikhwaza ( Malawian based in Rwanda) and US-based artist R-Swift for this cross-country collaboration titled “Evil Carnivore.” Over a cinematic and moody backdrop, the acts deliver thought-provoking verses laced with bravado and insights that we can all latch on to.
Get it on Apple Music//SoundCloud

 

Newman – “SpaceX” (feat. JayRod, Faxxual & Benny Okoto)

 

North Carolina artist Newman brings the full force on “SpaceX” alongside his fellow cohorts JayRod, Faxxual & Benny Okoto who all tear the beat out the frame with their fiery flows.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud/

 

 

 

Jonathan Cloud x Nickelus F – “Jaws Of Life”

 

Jonathan Cloud teams up with Nickelus F for his new single “Jaws Of Life.” The cinematic track is a heavy-hitting gritty depiction of the duo’s life’s journey and what he has to do to stand tall.

Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

Jhyve – “About Her”

 

Canadian singer Jhyve pours adulation on the lady that caught his heart on his new release “About Her.” Armed with a smooth melodic vocal tone and evocative lyrics, he delivers a warm alluring performance over a soothing soulful backdrop.
Get it on Apple Music///Soundcloud

 

 

Destiny Claymore – “Pretty Girls Don’t Cry”

 

Versatile rapper/actor Destiny Claymore makes her entrance on our weekly list with the visuals for her upbeat anthemic single titled “Pretty Girls Don’t Cry.” The track sees her in her element as she embraces her engulfing feminine energy and delivers a fiery performance laced with bravado and an off-kilter style. Besides music, she is also an actor and has roles in TV shows like The Expecting and the 2021 action comedy film “Free Guy”. First solo EP Pretty out now
Stream/Download it Here.

 

 

 

Ayo Da Don – “Land of the Rooks”

 

Ayo Da Don takes us deep into the streets on the cinematic song titled “Land of the Rooks.” Over a punchy and gritty backdrop, he delivers an impassioned performance ripe with graphic lyrics that paint full images of what happens in the streets.
This is the 2nd single from the Olympia mixtape by Ayo Da Don
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Joe Radio – “Radio (Freestyle)”

 

Emerging rapper Joe Radio makes his entry on our list with the laidback and reflective track titled “Radio (Freestyle).” He delivers a blend of bravado and insightful bars over a chilled lo-fi jazz beat.

 

 

Mabi x Hi Tom – “I’m so hyped right now”

 

Mabi and producer Hi Tom team up for a pop-infused rap track titled “I’m so hyped right now.” A punchy track that is ripe with lush and heavy synths and some melodic flows to match.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

TaReef KnockOut – “Turkey Bacon”

 

Florida rapper, TaReef KnockOut shares a reflective track “Turkey Bacon” from his recently released EP Eggs for Breakfast. The record has a mellow and somber vibe that fits his evocative and vivid lyrics.
Get it on Apple Music

 

Alex Mighten – “Final Word”

UK emcee Alex Mighten delivers a heartfelt and insightful single “Final Word” that dives into the tension between lovers and the ups and downs that come with it. The track is a smooth fusion of soul, hip-hop, and some reggae-sensibilities with Mighten switching his flows to enhance the message being passed along. The topic is quite relatable and at the end, he reminds us that after the drama, you need to realize that it’s each other you need and not the final word.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

Maneikis – “Eponymous”

 

Emerging emcee Maneikis shares the cinematic and gripping visuals for his anthemic song “Eponymous.” The video is pretty nifty and has quite a number of jaw-dropping scenes.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud/ Spotify

 

Drew Bolden – “Northside Blues”

 

Drew Bolden caught our attention with his new release “Northside Blues.” a heartfelt song that dwells on personal loss and trauma.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer/

 

 

Tha Joint – “Double Up” (feat. Neak)

 

Hip Hop duo tha Joint team up with chi town emcee Neak on this solid collaboration titled “Double Up.” The record flips a classic soul sample that fans would recognize and the trio comes through with solid bravado-laden bars to match.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Spotify

Garfield Park EP out now on Bandcamp!

Soufend Music x N.M.C. x Terry Monstrosity x BlkSknn – “Comfort”

 

Soufend Music teams up with N.M.C., Terry Monstrosity, and BlkSknn for “Comfort.” a laidback and moody track ripe with warm melancholic keys, soft drums, and solid performances from the rappers involved.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Oren Major x The Grand Mess – “Got It Boomin”

 

Canadian Producer The Grand Mess and Atlanta rapper Oren Major team up for this upbeat collab titled “Got It Boomin.” The duo sure has solid chemistry as the beat fits Major’s impassioned delivery and vivid lyrics. The song was featured in the first episode of season 2 of Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Sam R.i. – “Alone in a Crowded Room”

Sam R.i. makes his entry on our list with the somber and reflective track titled “Alone in a Crowded Room.” He makes us of a cinematic and dark backdrop to reflect on his own inner issues and how he has to find a balance.

 

Glass Meadow – “Charlatan (freeverse)”

 

Glass Meadow shares his new song/video titled “Charlatan (freeverse).” The self-produced track has an ominous backdrop that fits the rapper’s deep vocals and insightful lyrics on the act of selling out to fit in.

 

Moemaw Naedon & Calig Kontra – “Pass the Vodka” (Lyric Video)”

 

Moemaw Naedon & Calig Kontra share the lyric video for the song “Pass the Vodka” on our list. The gritty backdrop laid before the duo is peppered by their evocative lyrics and impassioned delivery that is as vivid as ever.
“Pass the Vodka,” one of the many standouts off their upcoming collaborative album, Cult Theatre. Check out the lyric video and head over to your preferred streaming platform to support it. Cult Theatre is available now for pre-order here.

Get it on Spotify

 

 

Kobey – “Priority” (Official Music Video)

 

Kobey makes his entry on our site with this bravado-laden track titled “Priority” where he comes through with some insightful bars over a moody and punchy backdrop.
Stream it on all DSPs here.

 

Tyler J x Z-Ro – “Remember Me”

 

Emerging rapper Tyler J teams up with Texas legend Z-Ro for this heartfelt and insightful track titled “Remember Me.” Over a smooth somber backdrop, he takes time to reflect on the impact he tried to have on people around him.
Get it on Soundcloud

 

Bobby JaGGerJacK – “The Bad Guy”

 

“The Bad Guy” is emerging emcee Bobby JaGGerJacK‘s verbal statement that sees him in full bad guy mode. Over an ominous and crunchy backdrop, he proclaims “I woke up and chose violence” and delivers a plethora of verbal darts.
Get it on Apple Music//Soundcloud

 

 

 

Tayong – “1994”

 

UK emcee Tayong takes us back to the year “1994” on his new release. A solemn, jazz-infused boom-bap track that sees the talented rapper reflects on the various world events of the 1990s and his own personal experiences.

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