TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS for 3rd week August • 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. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Martin has always been forward thinking with his style of hip-hop. He doesn’t try to pander to styles but rather sticks to what he knows best. On his new song “Neon” he kicks off the wall raps over a surreal, atmospheric backdrop. His lyrics are pretty imaginative and make references to lucid dreaming and a carefree hook to match.

“Neon” is the latest release from Martin, who is creating an alternative hip-hop universe in which he combines music, live action film, and his original 2D animated characters, such as Cloud the mouse. Over an airy, arcade-inspired instrumental produced by SpydaWebs, Martin weaves vibrant descriptions of movement and color into his bars to bring his lucid dreams to life.

 

 

 

“Forced Frequencies” is the first song off Corrupted Mind’s debut tape. The thought-provoking song showcases the young emcee’s vivid lyrics and passionate delivery. The production is quite engaging and has a nice live feel behind it but more importantly, his voice is used as a tool to convey his deepest thoughts. Hit thew play button and get familiar.

 

 

 

Kansas city emcee MizzNekol links up with two of her fellow Kansas city fierce lyricists Rob Ruckus & King Krook on the remix of her song “NBUD pt 2”. Over a bouncy trap backdrop, the emcees breakdown the ruls to getting tot he apex in this game. They maintain that having a solid work ethic will definitely go a long way

 

 

Nigerian singer/rapper Santi taps into the dancehall/pop genre on his newest hypnotic single titled “Freaky”. The record was produced by his fellow Monster Boys member Genio and features singer Nonso Amadi and rapper Bridge. Santi delivers a solid dancehall flow over the dense, smoky track while Nonso smoothens things out with his pop-style chorus. Bridge sure does his thing for the little time he had on the song.

“Freaky”. serves as Santi’s newest release for 2018 as his EP approaches in the autumn

 

 

 

Singer/Songwriter/Producer Kyan delivers the visuals for his soulful record titled “Like Summer”.  The song which is the final song he wrote for his album helped him come through a bout of being stuck in a cycle. The heartfelt song really brings the listener closer to the emotions of the artist. He further explains It feels good to be able to tell my truth whilst also being able to show other people and myself that even from that dark place there’s always a way out. ‘

 

 

 

Rum Committee’s Gi3MO and Ceezlin team up with Hatter to return on the latest banger “F.U.T.F”, produced by Pro P. Appearing on the new mixtape “Big Gizzy Is Boss”, it carries on the tradition of end-to-end classics packed full of guest features that serve as the taster session for his new album following shortly “The Unmistakable Gary Guttersnypes”.

This is all bars from start to finish.

 

 

Las Vegas emcee Coherent teams up with the super talented soul act Georgia Anne Muldrow & producer Devaloop on this new single titled “Stop Thinking”.Produced by Devaloop who crafted a smooth head-nodding jam, Coherent delivers a solid expressive performance with the bars while Georgia Anne Muldrow spices it up with some much-needed soul.

This song was taken from  the album “Foreign Aid” by Coherent

 

 

 

Hawaii-bred newcomer Ash delivers a smooth number titled “Naked”. The record is a mellow, soulful jam that truly showcases her warm, heartfelt vocals and expressive lyrics. Everything about this song is so organic and compelling that it’s going to be very difficult to not love it.

The 22-year-old born Ashley Lilinoe’s identity is deeply connected to the physical world, with her surname translating to “fine mist” in Hawaiian, and her nom de plume Ash referring to “what remains when all is set to flame,” a form of rebirth.

 

 

UK based rapper/singer BRYN is claiming her spot with the release of her new single “Queenpin”. Over a dark, trap bouncy beat, she brings nothing but lyrical ruckus for the naysayers and she also switches it up with a melodic hook to match.

In addition to releasing “Queenpin”this summer will see BRYN undertake a run of appearances including a performance on the BBC’s 1Xtra stage at Reading and Leeds, where she will share the stage with Ski Mask the Slump god, AJ Tracey and Lady Leshurr.

 

 

 

Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH releases a new banger titled “Fallback”. Over a gritty, upbeat backdrop the emcee doesn’t pull any punches with his untethered flow and somewhat over-the-top lyrics.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS FOR 2nd WEEK AUGUST • 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. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Devain Indigo kicks off the list with some classic boombap sound. Over a head-nodding slapper, the emcee brings out the bars with no remorse.

 

Taken from his new album “The Attic”, Trizz releases the video for “Beep Beep” featuring Cal-E-Clipz.  In the visual, he takes us deep into his stomping grounds with his right-hand man as the perfect guides. The song is produced by Big Mason who flipped the similar piano sample from 50 Cent’s “Too Hot”. The video is shot by Castro of NewHighFilmz. The entire project available now here

 

 

 

London rapper Akheim Allen emerges onto the scene with his debut release “Wavs Don’t Die”, produced by Earbuds (Slowthai, Daniel OG). Over a sombre, bouncy backdrop, the emcee kicks ewr piercing lyrics that mix street life, politics and much more.

“Wavs Don’t Die” is the first taster from his upcoming EP.

 

 

Producer/DJ Juan Donovan helps to take it down a notch on his soulful record titled “Roses”. The song features singer Adria Jenée and rapper KenTheMan who both deliver solid performances over a vintage guitar plucks and smooth filtered bass. The single is taken from his debut project, an Alternative R&B/Electronic album called “Merlot & Marijuana”.

 

 

“InTrapMentality” is the lead single for the compilation project by Mike Mack entitled “Eat, Pray, Hustle.” The song features Caleb McCoy, Prough, and Clark D. all of which are from the Boston area. The production is hard hitting and showcases some solid rapping from the emcees involved.

Preorder Available Now

 

 

 

Canadian’s producer Shagabond and singer Noah deliver their new collaborative single “Arouse” which blends crisp beats and Noah’s dream-boat soulful vocal for the perfect addition to your ‘baby-makin’ playlist.

Buy link here

 

 

 

Rising singer Jamra delivers her 5th & final release this summer. The laid-back record in question titled “Spin” sees the singer display her vulnerability on wax.  She talks about the struggle of following dreams and making a living, but the prevailing beauty in finding love and emotional support. Spin was written with Relative Music/Kobalt’s producer duo 720 with RnB, atmospheric vibes and a surprise feature of Atlanta rapper Nick Wells.

In 2017 Jamra signed her publishing deal with Relative Music/Kobalt. Summer 2018 Jamra independently released her first project, available now on all streaming platforms.

Get it on Spotify here

 

 

 

Inspired by an anti-social media movement aimed at building more natural relationships through departure from social technology, ‘Deconnecter’ is a new hip-hop project being released this summer that combines light synths and field recordings from Bristol / Japan to form a lofi bouncing atmosphere, created predominantly as a staging for female vocalists/MC’s. The project is spearheaded by instrumentalist Saul Bell.

Bio:Saro has been producing music for 8 years, in which he has been featured on BBC Introducing and 6 Music and is currently working on his first full-length record – based around themes of over-consumption, egocentrism and digitality. Inspired by a French anti-social media movement aimed at building more natural relationships through departure from social technology, ‘Deconnecter’ is a new hip-hop project being released this summer that combines light synths and field recordings from Bristol / Japan to form a lo-fi bouncing atmosphere, created predominantly as a staging for female vocalists/MC’s.

 

Los Angeles emcee Jeremy Ian Thomas also known as Surreal delivers a poignant single titled “Do Better”. As the title suggests, he suggests alternative ways for mankind to rise above the strife and do better to make the world a better place. With media becoming more and more homogenized this song is a reverse hypnosis to break the mold and get the listener into the universal flow of understanding and love.

 

“Words sometimes fail,” says the multidimensional artist. He made the track, wrote the verses and even created the visual that will drop in a few weeks so only having a handful of words over the music was very intentional. “The audience is way smarter than we give them credit for, especially the younger generation. Your vibrations speak louder than your words” Calling us to Do Better, and find a better way doesn’t need specificity because we all know what we need to do.

 

LA rap duo Sensugang follow up their previous single “Melon Juice” with a solid trap banger titled “Cyborg”. Backed by sparse synth keyboard arrangements and bass-heavy drum patterns, the sub-heavy ‘Cyborg’ provides the perfect conduit for sensugang to deliver their most commanding offering yet. Taken the less travelled road, the duo, Yung Sensu and Gangaroo Pouch comfortably take a seat behind the computer monitor, trading crypto and moving ounces across California through the power of the internet.

The single is taken from their debut EP Chaos Control.

 

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Top 10 Submissions for 1st Week August • Word Is Bond

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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. Now that is what we call dedication , so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Blasko – Fade(nd) (ft. Jordan Dennis)

Blasko teams up with Jordan Dennis on the lo-fi tinged single titled “Face(nd)”. Over a mellow, surreal backdrop, the vocalist delivers an emotional tinged performance that dwells on love and the nitty-gritty that surrounds it.

The single is off his latest project titled “In love Part 1”

 

 

One Fifty Vibes – Nothing & Everything.

Berlin based hip-hop duo One Fifty Vibes come through with a mellow, sombre track titled “Nothing & Everything”. The laid-back vibe aims to combine the very recognizable LoFi sound optic in todays Hip-Hop scene with conscious lyricism and a high production value. The lyrics are pretty introspective and heartwarming as well.

 

 

 

Rude Nala – AnyTime.

 

Budding rapper Rude Nala delivers a bright trap influenced record titled “AnyTime” where she showcases her pop-influenced style and fiery demeanour. Fresh off her mixtape release “Luminary Hustle,” Nala recently blessed the stage in her hometown, opening on separate occasions for Bhad Bhabie, Denzel Curry and Princess Nokia. 

 

 

 

 

Jaryd Blake – Change
https://open.spotify.com/track/1zVpdttC4IbSYPoYwsj5v0

 

Paterson, New JerseyHip-Hop artist Jaryd  Blake brings some “change” on his new song. Over a laid-back, soulful backdrop he goes into an introspective mode with his insightful lyrics and emotion-drenched vocal performance.

 

Artists that inspire him most are Common, Marvin Sapp, Lauryn Hill, Kem and Jay-Z. Jaryd has recently released a single “Change” and has a project called “Thirsty This is Air” coming out this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Cantrell – Keep Yappin.

 

“Keep Yappin” is the first single off “Stardust 2 Angels” an upcoming debut EP from Cantrell. Over a bright bouncy backdrop, Cantrell is all about staying focused on his goals and master a fine line between humility and arrogance.

“Keep Yappin” is the first single off of the project and is an energetic introduction to Cantrell as he raps about his come up: “I’ve been right, I’ve been wrong, count my blessings, count my falls. Add em up, add em up; nothing’s perfect after all.” The visuals find Cantrell manoeuvring around his hometown as he schemes to pull off a heist in an effort to retrieve the ‘blueprint’ to his career.

Stardust 2 Angels – Out 08.24.18 – Pre Order Link here

 

 

JorGMuziK – Give It To Me.

JorGMuzik delivers some sultry RnB vibes on his latest single titled ‘Give It To Me”. The song is the perfect blend of smooth rhymes over a nostalgic 1990’s ‘feel good’ beat, produced by Dizzy Beats. The hook features Sha Baby which gives the track an instant soulful mellow vibe.

 The video, filmed in the iconic Hialeah Executive Motel, has JorGMuziK spitting game to his lady friend, played by Instagram model @honduranshawty, who keeps him in the friend zone even though he’s “trying to score deep up in the end zone”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Blancos & Joyner Lucas – “We’re Tired”.

Buzzing Brooklyn/South Florida duo THE BLANCOS drop their new single “We’re Tired” [feat. Joyner Lucas]. The anthemic song is a poignant outlook on the state of the world today. The track also features  Joyner Lucas who provides an insightful verse that hits the mark.

About the track, The Blancos said: ‘We’re Tired’ is a song that spotlights how unjust our world is. It’s about a world where, somehow, it also feels like the people have no power to fix it. It’s like living in a nightmare. Those thoughts and feelings are part truth and part illusion. Either way, so many are worn down and feeling hopeless. We’re trying to speak to that inner, subconscious voice that’s fighting to get out and say we’re tired of it all!”

 

 

 

 

Serious Klein – Should’ve Known

Germany-based, Ghanian rapper releases “Should’ve Known”, the fourth offering from his upcoming debut album. The track has a more summery bounce vibe and showcases the rapper’s gripping flows and vivid lyrics.

I had this idea of making a song called “Should’ve Known”. I always work like that, I chose titles before I actually make a song, so I was walking around for weeks with that title in my mind. We needed a song that summarizes the whole storyline of the tape. I was in the process of creating the album and I felt like it was that particular song that was missing.

 

 

 

Kayo Genesis – Distance.

 

Kayo Genesis seeks some much-needed space on his new song/video titled “Distance”. “Distance” comes just in time for summer’s peak season, also known as a breakup season, and narrates the need for space in a relationship. A jack of all trades, Kayo Genesis once again self-directed the uniquely creative visuals for the track (produced by Tairiq and Garfield).

Kayo is gearing up to drop a new EP which is expected to be released in the second half of 2018.

Stream on ALL Platforms HERE

 

 

Avantdale Bowling Club – Years Gone By

Rapper Tom Scott is back with a new album project Avantdale Bowling Club. The album is a jazz/Hip Hop fusion record, featuring some of the best musicians across Jazz & popular music currently active in New Zealand. (TEEKS, Ladi6, Mara TK, Jonathan Crayford, Esther Stephens, Julien Dyne, & many more!)

The new single “Years Gone By” is a blend of improvisational live instrumentation and poignant lyrics

Some words from Tom on the new album ~
This record is about…growing up. I think. It’s about dealing with your own stuff for once. Accepting responsibility, maybe. It’s a self-help book addressed to myself. And just like every other piece of art ever made in the history of the hominid, I was going through some shit when I was making it. I’d just left home and everyone I knew, looking to chase a dream. It was an awkward phase, like stage two puberty. I was learning how to be grown. Humility had my pride in a headlock. I was the old man at the art exhibition, the young boy at the art gallery. Everyone was in a K-hole, I was at K-Mart.”

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS for final week in July 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. Now that is what we call dedication , so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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June Dakid is not new to us and he is back with another poignant single titled “More Time”. He delivers a deep message on this record as he focuses on the aspect of how precious life is and his everlasting feelings of not having enough time. The track is produced by Kimbo Beatz while the video was shot by Dom Productions.  “More Time” is the new video from the first instalment of his “Live” releases.

 

 

 

 

Tieran Pays Homage to J Dilla in new single titled “Dear Dilla”. The mellow, soulful track starts strong with Tieran comparing Jay Dee’s greatness to that of The Beatles. As the song progresses it gets much more personal as Tieran explains how Dilla’s music calms him in angry and even suicidal times of his life. The production (shouts to Jtbs) also pays homage with its Dilla-esque sounds. “Dear Dilla” is from Tieran’s 2-track EP “Circa 2015” which came out last week.

 

 

 

Budding rapper Micki Ronnae drops another banger produced by jestagotbeats.  Titled “Cream”, the record is a trap infused cut that showcases Micki’s confident and boisterious demeanor over the bouncy backdrop.

Denver based duo made up of Greazy Jenkins, and producer Chef Soul drop their newest single titled “Bodhi”. A soul-drenched record that showcases Greazy’s lyrical dexterity and laid-back style.

The duo is working on their sophomore follow up, Blue Notes, set to release August 1st.

 

 

Indie hiphop act Hill Harris comes through with an energetic jam titled “Making Moves”. Over a soulful, upbeat backdrop he goes in with hard lyrics and energetic vigour. “Makin Moves” is an introduction from the newcomer Hill Harris and he is currently working on a handful of songs which will be out later this year

 

19-year-old rapper who goes by the moniker The Coldest showcases some solid song crafting on his new song titled “Lion’s Pride”. As a new artist, we have to give him props for the energy and passion he brings on the track.   On this energetic song from his self-titled 8 track mixtape, he raps about being prideful, being told that his dreams were illogical, and how he would like to work with some like-minded artists such as Childish Gambino, Isaiah Rashad, Chance the Rapper, Smino, etc. A short but captivating song, he ends the verse off with a hysterical line.

 

 

Obi Khan drops the lead single from his new upcoming LP “THC-4” . The single titled “Taught To See” kicks off with a stripped down beat and progresses into a more soulful arrangement as the emcees come through with hard-hitting lyrics and a smooth chorus to tie things up. You can pre order the album HERE

 

 

 

Danny Diamonds teams up with Abhi The Nomad on a soulful trippy cut titled “Lala”. Like the name suggests, the acts interlink drugs and love in a figurative manner. Hit the play button to get the full gist of the track.

 

 

Emmit Fenn teams up with Vic Mensa on a poignant, piano-driven record titled “Pouring Rain”. The track looks at the devastating effects of peer pressure and lack of a father figure in the home. The visual was directed by Bobby Hanaford who helps bring the vivid lyrics to life.  Stream “Pouring Rain” on Spotify & Apple Music HERE

“Pouring Rain” is the first track off my hip hop project ‘The Gray Area’ on the way featuring Mick Jenkins, Drew Love, Saba and more!

 

 

Indie hip-hop act who goes by the name Timmy Tortuga comes through with a concept track titled “Come 4 Me”. The acoustic vibes that drive the track suits the mellow flow and storytelling of the young emcee who weaves a tale of him running into different R&B acts ranging from Beyonce, Aaliyah and others.

 

 

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