New Music Mondays: 7 new artists you should know featuring Nick Hissom and Noa James

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D Jones – Go Get It (Personal)

On Friday night, we went to D JonesLifers Playlist release party in Philadelphia. New York rapper Dave East joined him amongst friends, family, and fans for the celebration. D Jones will start a tour at the end of the month with Dave East, so it’s only right that you get a headstart on learning the music now. If you consider yourself a hustler, the record may resonate with you.


Noa James – No Games (Personal)

Recently, the Inland Empire legend Noa James released the club-ready ‘No Games’. At the start of the track, he faces the devil to tell it/he/she that he is not going to deal with its negativity today. Furthermore, the recording goes on to emphasise why he’s not playing any games with any of us. Stream the audio from The Order Label Present: Live From the Zoo below. And since we have your attention now, check out Noa James’ latest project, ‘Granny Said’ too.


Tieran – Sick (Submission)

Rapping about being taken as a joke, Columbus, Ohio-based rapper Tieran explains the problems he faces as a ‘White’ rapper, vividly. Amidst everything, the songwriter details what his emotions, including the feeling of feeling like the world, is against him, his friends are his enemies, and he is sick of acting like it doesn’t affect him. Nonetheless, he feels empty. Tieran, wherever you are, you aren’t alone in your thoughts. It’s similar to how most people feel, thus, making you more relatable than you could give yourself credit for; to me. Just keep going and bare patience. Check out Tieran’s new album, ‘Deep End’ now. It is entirely self-produced.


Esparo – Up One (Personal)

Back with a brand new video for a single from his latest EP, GRUNGECAKE RECORDS flagship artist Esparo shares ‘Up One’. Watch the short visual below for the bombastic melodic track. Then, stream the ‘Rightb4’ EP via this link.


Nick Hissom – He Ain’t Better featuring Zoey Dollaz (Personal)

Nick Hissom teamed up with Miami-native rapper Zoey Dollaz for a fiery Pop song called, ‘He Ain’t Better’. During my interview with the Londoner singer-songwriter, he shared it’s the first collaboration song of its kind for the Freebandz rapper. I think he did a good job. Watch the new video below as you count the ways their competition isn’t better than them.


Scotty Chickens x Young Hippie – thesickness (Submission)

With an energy that reminds me of a new age Crucial Conflict, young Las Vegas, Nevada-based rapper Scotty Chickens released ‘thesickness’. It is a beautifully layered composition paired with irregular vocal patterns. Don’t waste any more time. Stream the record below.


Rasheed Chappell – Shorty Rock (Pt 1) (Submission)

When it comes to rappers who still tell stories in their music, there isn’t a shortage. However, it isn’t what’s popular right now. Nonetheless, that shouldn’t shun us from celebrating the emcees we think are gifted. Rasheed Chappell is talented without measure. If you are a fan of classic progressive New York City Hip-Hop from the early 00s, you may love Rasheed Chappell. We do!

His new LP, ‘First Brick’ featuring guest emcees like Lil Fame, Hus Kingpin and Recognize Ali is out now. Check it out.


Manny Channa – I Don’t (Submission) (Bonus)

Using one of the famous children who has gone viral for flashing cash money and an unattainable lifestyle for all, Manny Channa constructed a catchy track called, ‘I Don’t’. I wouldn’t say it is the most entertaining with his vocals, but I do believe he understands the mechanics of a hit song. Check out the track below.