This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Prime Society, Realname McCoy, De’Wayne Jackson, and more.
Prime Society – POMW
Prime Society is a group from Phoenix, Arizona. They’ve been around since 2016. I don’t know much about them yet, but I do like the piss yellow reference on the hook. It’s scorching hot in Arizona, so the shorts make sense. Personally, I liked the song toward the end of the split video more than the first. I enjoyed the lyrical delivery and the piano work. Watch the new video for POMW directed by Caleb Ragatz below.
Ghost & the City – NWTA
There’s something undeniable about the drums and bass used in a Trip-Hop record. Ghost & the City are one of the newest Oakland-based fusion duos I want to see one day. According to what I hear on “NWTA”, the robust instrumentation would come to live in a textured room built to handle acoustics. It’s set to come out next season. Are you going to give it a spin? It’s from their forthcoming album, TIME.
De’Wayne Jackson – Adios featuring Chase Atlantic
It could be the time we spent in the South, but I like to support music that is capable of making the trunk rattle. In my mind, De’Wayne Jackson’s new song “Adios” featuring Chase Atlantic has that capability.
Maya Law – Full Circle featuring Deacon and Gabriel Gifford
Vocal inclination doesn’t necessarily have much to do with age, but it is astounding when a young person sounds as good as Maya Law. She’s just eighteen-years-old, but she has ‘pipes’ like women twice her age and older. What is most incredible to me is that she’s been writing and performing in her local scene for three years. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing her name more often. Check out “Full Circle” by the British musicians below.
Realname McCoy – Souped Up
Realname McCoy released the official video for “Souped Up” where he boasts about looking good, and not being a drug dealer. The inspiration for the record came to him when he was at Complex, as in the media conglomerate, with friends one night. They were drinking adult beverages out of branded cups, listening to “Culture” by Migos. Sporadically, the rapper visited Tokyo, Japan and filmed the video on a whim. Watch the outcome below.
Focus the Truth – Ride for Me
Being from Queens, myself, I felt it was a responsibility for me to give Focus the Truth some support on his new video for “Ride for Me”. I’m not sure which area in Queens he hails from, but Queens is Queens. Moreover, the Badu sample at the beginning helped, too. His delivery is entirely different than everyone else’s I’ve come across. It’s spoken-word, but it’s not what the stereotypical spoken-word performer would chat about when I was in those circles. Watch the black-and-white video below.