Get familiar with rising singer Christen Kwame's debut single "Heartache" • Word Is Bond

UK based singer Christen Kwame deliver a heartfelt record titled “Heartache” as he launches his career as a solo artist. He teamed up with producer Spaceman Music, and the duo craft a rich, soul-drenched record that cuts deep into the emotions. Armed with an expressive vocal style, Kwame dwells on his experience in a tough relationship and how he walked away from all the heartache and pain. While the subject has been explored before, Kwame’s rendition is quite stirring and penetrative.

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TOP 10 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS Sept Ep 2 • Word Is Bond

It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
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Germany based producer Marc aka misc.inc is a lo-fi hiphop producer and his newest beat “Insomnia” kicks off the Top 10 instrumental submissions with a soothing feel. It’s ambient, dreamy soundscape is unndeniably powerful and engaging from start to finish.

Radicule comes through with another solid one he calls “Practice (MGICSTCK )”. He starts it with an infamous Iverson rant and switches into an ethereal soundscape that draws the listener into a whole different vibe. The second part of the beat, however, switches into a quirky blend of Lil Kim’s verse on “Magic Stick” over a slowed down sample of  Janet Jackson’s “Doesn’t Really Matter”

The beat is taken from his new EP, HiiiGHLIGHT_REEL.01,

 

 

E Dot‘s “Something’s Missing” is the fifth instalment of a new release every Thursday through the end of the year. With “Something’s Missing” E Dot takes you on a psychedelically soulful trip book shelved between samples of insight from Jay Z..

 

Nimzo showcases his instrumentation skills on “State of the art”, a beat containing no samples and was built off two guitars, an organ, a Rhodes and two sweet solos over a boombap beat giving off a smooth, dreamy vibe.

 

 

LA-based producer Jaron Lopez‘s new beat “Prophet” is a laid-back, multi-layered instrumental that seeks to soothe the soul and relax the mind. The beat is taken from his new project Odd Times , an album exploring lo-fi textures and odd time signatures

 

 

 

 

Tadashi drops another signature tune he calls “Night Skies”. The groovy beat has a nostalgic guitar arrangement and ethereal strings that reall bring back memories.

 

Greek/Lebanese producer, singer /DJ JAKSPIN cooks some solid produce on “Bells Angels”. The beat is a mellow, jazz-inspired beat that makes use of a nostalgia-inducing bell loop, flute and sparkling pianos to match.

“Bells Angels” is the first single from his new album The Chillhop Era.

 

 

Detroit producer Raphy delivers his unique style on the laid-back gloomy “Pull Up”. He blends melancholic vibes over a rollicking drum groove. Offbeat but very unique.

 

Listen to the full beat tape HERE.

 

 

 

Tyler Banx debuts on the top 10 submissions with a crisp soundscape that exudes smooth melodies, mellow grooves and lo-fi elements. It’s pretty soothing if you asked us.

 

 

 

E Dot shows up once again with “Bad News”, a feel good, soulful instrumental track. It is the sixth installment of new music every Thursday through the end of the year.

 

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ANNE SUU is back with another soul-filled record titled "Together" [Video] • Word Is Bond

ANNE SUU and producer B-Side team up once again for a solid effort titled "Together". The neo-soul vibes continues the trend they set with their previous release "Everyday".
The nostalgia-inducing production is a perfect fit for SUU's expressive vocal style and melodious performance. 
The visual has a retro vibe and shows the artist travelling around 1980s Berlin and its outskirts with her friends, celebrating life.

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Sleepless thrills us with some soulful boombap on "Lost Nights (Part 2)" • Word Is Bond

UK based producer Sleepless ends the week for us with some soul-drenched single titled “Lost Nights”. The instrumental is a nice blend of boom-bap drums, sparkling pianos and a solid bassline to match.

“Lost Nights” is a taken from Sleepless’s forthcoming instrumental hip-hop album ‘Serene’. The project is 5 tracks of jazzy, chill vibes alongside great drums and samples.

 

 

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Top 10 Submissions September Ep 3 • 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.
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West Coast duo Chuuwee & Trizz drop the second single “See Today”, off their upcoming collaborative album, “AmeriKKa’s Most Blunted 3. For this, they teamed up with producers Money Montage and Chris Rose who craft a laid back backdrop for the stoner duo to kick some mellow bars.  Stay tuned for more leaks and visuals off AmeriKKa’s Most Blunted 3, due out on September 28th via Below System Records.

 

Baltimore emcee UllNevaNo and Virginia producer Illien Rosewell team up on this gritty banger titled “Chain Nets”. The producer crafts a hard-hitting backdrop while UllNevaNo delivers a solid performance showcasing his left field lyricism and smooth flow. “Chain Nets” is taken from the duo’s collaborative project ‘Confidence Is Everything 3‘ a sports-themed project that captures the spirit and competitiveness of basketball.

 

 

 

Togolese rapper Eddy Mufasa brings a unique vibe to the list with his unique flow and distinct style on the song “No Problem”. Using a mellow trap influenced backdrop(courtesy ofK!CK’F), he gets the listener feeling the vibe regardless of his multi-lingual flow.

No Problem is the first single off Eddy Mufasa’s album “KETA”  which you can get here

 

 

 

UK based singer Na7halie Sade teams up with ROMZY on the summery jam titled “I can tell you”. The London singer, by way of Zambia, feels at home over the dancehall-tinged, afro-swing type jam laced with smooth melodies and a catchy hook. The video portrays a playful boy meets girl story where both parties are in essence trying to convince each other they are a perfect match.

 

 

 

Columbus hip-hop artist Tieran bares it all in his new self-produced single “Sick”. The introspective track is written like a diary and Tieran certainly does not hold back, voicing his disappointments with his life and his musical pursuit. “Sick” is the second single off of his upcoming self-produced album Deep End.

 

 

 

RnB artist Jeannie drops off her pop-driven RnB single titled “Savoir-Faire” which is the lead single of “Ninja”, her debut EP. The vibrant groove and minimal production allow her lush vocals to shine through with solid melodies with some late 00s RnB vibes. “Savoir-Faire”, is one of those romances that no one can really explain. A consuming and unexpected passion that brings us back to the carefree and spontaneous moment of our first love affair.

 

 

 

 

Spitty the sequel drops  “The Preacher” the first track off his new project snacks vol.1. He teamed up with producer rich mahogany who builds a soul-drenched gloomy backdrop for the rapper to kick hard-hitting lyrics.

Get the full project here

 

 

MikeyTheFist taps into his inner chi on his new single “Vibrations”. He comes through with a dreamy, hard-hitting production/instrumentation from Cmarr while he crafts heartfelt lyrics that hit the soul. he further explains  “The message is simple, yet effective. Root out and stay clear of the snakes and surround yourself with positive people and energy.

 

 

 

Rising R&B vocalist, songwriter and producer Stefan James unveils his debut single “Situation”. Over a mellow, lush backdrop the artist dwells on the trials and tribulations of addiction, “Situation” contrasts delicate instrumentation against Stefan’s entrancing R&B falsetto. The song sets the stage for further music to be released by Stefan James this fall.

The young artist music and lyrics pull from a life marred by tragic events, including battles with addiction and substance abuse, as well as the tragic loss of his older brother. “I’ve been there,” he says, speaking to all who are dealing with depression, loss, or addiction. “When you’re feeling down, just put a couple of my songs on and cry or smile. Whatever you have to do to get through that moment. You’re not alone.”

 

 

Deewllz returns with solid lyricism over a dreamy soundscape on his new song “I Did It Again”. The beat selection is quite different from his previous records but its definitely something solid.

 

 

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Mike Xavier drops a hard hitting single titled "When I'm Down" • Word Is Bond

Mike Xavier hits back at the opposition with a solid attack in form of his new single titled “When I’m Down”. Over a vibrant, neck snapping backdrop he shows exceptional verbal jousting with his tightly placed rhymes and smooth flow.

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LEO Pastel takes some time to dwell on his "Growth" • Word Is Bond

Singer/Songwriter LEO Pastel drops a mellow, heartfelt single titled “Growth”. Over a surreal, chilled backdrop he delivers a melodious performance as he takes time to do some self-healing. The song is produced by DJ Corbett and  Air Kalo.

Get the audio on Spotify ,Apple Music

 

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Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross team up on the futuristic groove of "Paris" • Word Is Bond

Husband and wife duo Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross unleash their vibrant single titled “Paris” to the world. For this tune, they teamed up with producers Austin Brown (Ariana GrandeMacy Gray) and Bryan London who craft a smooth soul/pop backdrop for the acts.  “Paris” is the follow up to the release of their tender pop ballad ‘I Do’, which was co-written by Ashlee and Evan alongside legendary bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was the first new music from Ashlee Simpson in over 10 years.

“Paris” will be featured in the second episode of the E! docu-series Ashlee + Evan which will premiere in the U.S on 16th September and air in 160 countries around the world. The series takes viewers behind-the-scenes on their journey through love, making music and raising a family.

Get the audio HERE.

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