Mac Miller tribute concert taking place on Halloween in Los Angeles • Word Is Bond

An all-star cast will pay tribute to the late Mac Miller at the end of the month at the Greek Theatre. The cast will include those who Miller collaborated with in music, friends, and associates in music.

The “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert will feature acts like Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Childish Gambino, Travis Scott, Vince Staples, and more. They will help bring the house down on Halloween night, while assisting with the launch of the Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF).

Miller passed away last month from a drug overdose. He has struggled with substance abuse in the past, and even spoke about it in his music. For example, in his song Self Care’ from his newest album, Swimming, Miller referenced his DUI and arrest back in May, ‘That Mercedes drove me crazy, I was speedin’ / Somebody save me from myself, yeah / Tell them they can take that bullsh– elsewhere / Self care, we gonna be good / Hell yeah, they lettin’ me go.’ In the music video for the same song, he carved the words ‘Memento mori’ into a lid of a coffin – which in latin means ‘remember you have to die’.

Miller was set to go on a 26-day tour towards the end of this month in San Francisco, but that got cancelled following his unexpected death.

Tickets for the tribute concert started selling today via MMCF.

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Top 10 Submissions Ep 1 October 2018 • Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5 so we switched it up so now we curating the  Top 10 Submissions. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.


Denton, TX rapper Goose, Esq goes totally DIY for his newest release “Green Tea”. The vibrant record is a display of verbal athletism laced with off-kilter pop references and vocal samples. The visual was shot on an iPhone7 giving it that low-budget vibe


Serious Klein‘s newest single “Junior” is a poignant track that sees the emcee diving deep into his experiences ranging from finding the silver lining in all situations. Klein also adds that the song was inspired by the final conversation he had with his dad right before he passed away. He actually wrote the song in Ghana when he was there for his dad’s funeral. The song was produced by his longtime collaborator Rascal.


New Orleans producer/rapper Ze11a newest single “Out Here”  brings the talents of Anderson.Paak as well as fellow New Orleans rappers LG and Chels. The cinematic soundscape serves as the perfect backdrop for the emcees to deliver their rich expressive styles

Out Here’ is off   4What4U, Ze11a’s new album  also featuring Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Pell, and Dani Kartel




Nottingham based soul musician LIAM BAILEY is back with his brand new single titled  “Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her”. He teamed up with producer Rich Cooper, who crafts a soul-drenched, anthemic soundscape for the singer who takes time to get things off his chest. The song also features his longtime collaborator Maverick Sabre.

The single is taken from his forthcoming fourth studio EP, which is to be released on November




Blanco Suave return with a fiery, anthemic track titled “If I had a dick”. The record is a thought-provoking song that deals with toxic masculinity on all levels and its overarching effects on women especially. Crafted from frontwoman Gretchen McKenzie’s experiences and real-time issues, the song is something we all could learn a thing or two from.


London rapper Akheim Allen goes for the jugular on his newest song “MEMO”. The passionate emcee delivers a solid performance over a gloomy/cinematic backdrop, he also peels back a few layers to his persona letting the listener know who he really is and where he comes from.



Joe P the MC taps into the world of Super Mario Bros to deliver his new song titled “xxxBOWSERxxx”. He employs the use of a dark, gloomy soundscape that sounds like something out of a 70s horror flick and goes ahead kicking bars after bars with references to the classic video game.




Rising singer Gene teams up with Eleon as she debuts her first single “Let Him”. A smooth, lush RnB jam that showcases her soothing angelic vocal style and melodic style





Upcoming singer Arielle Dominique hit us with her new vibrant single titled “Stop Me”, a self-empowering song that also features rapper Chanel Royale. The singer delivers her verses with a rich, passionate style as she takes on the world despite all the challenges it may place in her way.


New York City-based singer Xavier White drops a smooth, vibrant RnB cut titled “Distance”. For this one, he teams up with his frequent collaborator Paul Coutoure who crafts a surreal, dreamy soundscape for the crooner’s emotion-filled performance.




Toronto-based producer and keys-virtuoso Fevra team up with vocalists KEI-LI & D. Hart for a smooth record titled “Nova Flexin’ “. The laid-back soulful record has a vintage vibe that is so smooth and lush. KEI-LI and D Hart also bring that mellowness with their solid performances.





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