Jonah Wright – Brave (Submission)
I get excited whenever I come across a performer who knows how to entertain and ride the beat. It sounds easy, but it isn’t for many new musicians. Jonah Wright, a Danish rapper whose music could easily come on after Fetty Wap’s, has the seasoning to the meat of this current popular musical style. Formerly known as Buzzer, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based artist understands rhythms and how to make people dance. At the beginning and end of the day, it is what matters to gen pop fans. Watch the lovely music video for ‘Brave’ below. You’ll see how happy he makes people feel when they’re in his presence, performing.
Trappy Gilmore & DillanPonders – Stressin Me (Submission)
For years, I’ve supported DillanPonders, so it was a no-brainer to continue. On the danceable track, both artists talk about people who stress them out. After hearing the record, it’s hard to believe that the two met a week before creating and recording the track. ‘Stressin Me’ with producer and artist, Trappy Gilmore, is a receipt of how Toronto creatives come together to work. Check out the track. It’s a soundscape that a DJ could put on right after playing any Travis $cott track.
Neak – Legacy (Submission)
Without the likes of legends such as James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, 2Pac, etc., there would not be a space for artists like myself to create. This music video is to honour the legacy laid before us within the music industry, Neak explained the intention behind ‘Legacy’.
Back in October, Chicago, Illinois emcee Neak sent over the audio for this record, ‘Legacy’. At the time, I spoke about how it reminded me of Kanye West’s ‘Grammy Family’. With a visual for the record, it’s plain to see how influential his influences Nas, Mos Def, Common, Lupe Fiasco, MF Doom, Elzhi, and Jay-Z and possibly Kanye West, and his soulful era, are to his artistry and lifestyle. With every stitch of his lyrical fabric, Neak preserves the aesthetics of true-to-life Rap by showcasing authenticity, originality, and excellence. Watch the music video directed by APJ below.
Gia Woods – New Girlfriend (Submission)
Twenty-two-year-old Persian singer Gia Woods recently released a song about liking someone’s girlfriend more than them. Assessments are hard to swallow when they are about you, but hey, it is her feelings. And all of us are entitled to speak our minds to share what we feel. That’s what she’s doing. It is her shtick. She will provoke you one moment and comfort you in the next. Check out the video from the Los Angeles artist below.
Tilla – Slow (Submission)
At twenty-one, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer Tilla released her debut record ‘Slow’ into the world. When she was a little girl, her three older brothers introduced her to a sizable spectrum of music and the arts. Over the last few years, she has worked as a DJ in Norway under a moniker: Saronia.
It’s easy to rush into things when the whole world seems to be running away, but there comes a point when you need to wind down. The listeners may interpret the song the way they feel like, Tilla says about the song.
Burose – Blame (Submission) (Bonus)
According to the message in his pitch, Canadian recording artist Burose wants to get his girlfriend back. It isn’t clear how the artist lost her when listening to the lyrics of the song, but I hope it isn’t anything messy. I wish you the best of luck.