Rozie – Brown Sugar (Submission)
I liked this song within the first ten seconds of playing it. Very Contemporary House influenced R&B, which is quickly becoming my favorite genre of music. I must be getting close to official auntie status! This is perfect day party music. Mimosas and rompers and brunch feels. Rozie is from Canada, just like the young house legend Kaytranada, and maybe I’m late but I had no idea that Canadians got down like this. I’m interested to hear more from Rozie.
Mesonjixx – August Manchester (Submission)
For some reason, this song feels very appropriate for this Mercury Retrograde season. Perhaps it’s the admission that the lead singer has “habits too”. The habit is August Manchester, a married man, who I guess the singer is declining a potential suitor to pursue. It’s a silly confusing situation, actually sad but the cadence the song is sung in makes it feel happy? On first listen I thought it was a new Lianna La Havas song, and got excited. But the video shows a new face who I’m guessing is apart of a band. Still a great song. Excited to see what happens next for the band.
Glue70 & KinKai – All I Can Send (Submission)
By way of a chill soundscape, Manchester-based recording artist KinKai and a producer named Glue70 linked up for “All I Can Send”. Sometimes, love is the only thing you can afford to give your significant other. On the hook of “All I Can Send”, the emcee makes it evident that that’s all he has to give. Hear the mellow track below. (Richardine Bartee)
TyC – Get Down featuring Curly Chuck (Submission)
I went to college for the arts, so layering different mediums strike a nostalgic chord for me. It’s at the beginning and throughout the visual. It’s the first time I heard about Curly Chuck, the shit-talking Cleveland-native rapper, but I think he’s the best fit for the multigenre production. I’m unsure who the young lady is, singing in the video, but shout out to her. I enjoyed the feminine energy she brought to the record. Unfortunately, she isn’t mentioned in the information about the song.
It is also an honour to see that we are the only outlet that the artist, TyC submitted to, using the following platform. (Richardine Bartee)
Little Vic – HAARP (Submission)
Little Vic, a Long Island-native rapper, released “HAARP” some weeks ago. If you’ve never heard of the artist, you can expect to hear carefully crafted lyrics, a high-skilled cadence, and dense storyelling—which vastly differs from what’s going on today. Hear the song from his next release, ‘Loosies 2’ Compilation LP, below. The project comes out on Thursday. (Richardine Bartee)
Thabo – Shallow Water (Submission) (Bonus)
Thabo, a Zimbabwean recording artist, released a track called, ‘Shallow Water’ that talk about wasting space and wasting time. Could you imagine what it would be like to drown in shallow waters? Unfortunately, someone got on Thabo’s nerves. Normally, he doesn’t regret anything, but he regrets the day he met his former partner. Listen to one of four tracks from the singer’s new EP below. There’s something theatric about his voice.
Yung Cakes – Time Too (Submission) (Bonus)
Admittedly, I haven’t listened to Rap music on purpose, especially anything coming out of Atlanta since 2010. Migos don’t count, they’re unavoidable. But I find myself bopping to this and I really love Yung Cakes adlib, “Noooo”. It’s hilarious. As most Zaytoven songs, it’s motivating and twerkable. Makes me recall my love of Young Dro and early Gucci. Feels nostalgic, almost, which is weird and makes me feel old. Anyway, it’s a good song, makes me want to hit the club and stunt on imaginary haters. Stream the song on Spotify.