TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS Episode 1 November, 2018 • Word Is Bond

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Indie act Made By Dubs pushes the envelope with his poignant lyrics and minimalistic productions. On his new song/video “Hollow”, he shows just how indie he can get as he dwells on his quirks and talents while ignorinng the naysayers.

 

 

 

 

Indie RnB act Scooty delivers a heartfelt record titled “The Difference” which shows her unique rap influenced style.  Her vocal style and demeanor exude a solid blend of neo-soul, alternative RnB and hip-hop.

Produced by West Coast artist TOPE (Slum Village, Blu, Gift Of Gab) “The Difference” is gritty yet smooth all the same time, drenched with bass and well-placed guitar licks. Marking the first official single from their upcoming album, Scooty and TOPE give us just a taste of the possibilities of where this collaboration can go on “The Difference,” leaving listeners hitting rewind by the time the track ends. With only a handful of releases under her belt, it’s only a matter of time before Scooty in on the worldwide R&B radar. Get it on Tidal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octavio Herrera aka OCTAVIO looks at his personal mistakes on his new track “Karma”. The laid-back, solemn track is personal and shows how OCTAVIO staggers between regret and an unapologetic celebration of the baggage from his past. 

 

Westcoast group  Grand Opus team up with the legendary Buckshot on the hard-hitting banger titled “The Drug”. Not to get it misconstrued, the title of the record is a metaphor for the truest drug the group is addicted to, which is music.

This is the second single from their upcoming LP “High Power” coming out December 7th, 2018.

 

 

MC/activist Mona Haydar delivers an uplifting record with an apt titled “Lifted”. Armed with a laid-back vocal tone and vivid lyrics, she paints a picture of pain, hope and strength over the solemn soundscape.

“Lifted” is taken from her debut EP Barbarican . The Brooklyn based rapper is all about togetherness and empowerment on the track as she concludes “…the song is about lifting each other up in our times of sorrow and be there for each other in our times of joy.”

She found viral success with her empowering debut single   Hijabi, which Billboard named it one of 2017’s top protest songs and 25 top feminist anthems of all time.

 

 

London-based Swiss producer Gaspar Narby teams up with British songwriter LEES on his new cut titled “Words Of July”. The love-laden record is the perfect bit of romantic summer nostalgia, with crisp beats, gorgeous guest vocals, and R&B flair. He is currently studying Popular Music at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.

 

Landry M drops new single “Happy Man” off his debut album. The solemn cut is heartfelt and poignant from start to finish.

Born in 1995 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Landry M lived in France and Belgium before relocating in the United States in 2013 to start his career. After working on his own music, Landry M released his debut EP ‘Confident’ in September 2016.

 

 

Joe P. the MC dwells on the 2018 elections and gives his own 2 cents on the matter. The song “politics” has a mellow, solemn soundscape which fits Joe’s cynnical view on the current political situation and then some.

 

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS Ep 4 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.

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PG Blao returns to the forefront with a new single “Long way to grind” which serves as the follow up to his collabo tape “Memories live 4 eva” released earlier this year. The new single is a collabo between the rapper and Canadian Producer/artist 8ty9. The mellow, groovy track was produced by PH city based producer OG Lizzle. The track sees the rapper dwell on his journey in life and the music industry thus far giving us all the pros and cons.

Get it on iTunes and Spotify

 

Joe P. the MC takes us back to the 90s as he samples the theme to the classic cartoon Rugrats on his new song titled “xTOMMYx”. The song has a vivid feel to it with the rapper using references from the cartoon to draw the listener into his quirky world.

 

 

Criss Jrumz delivers a heartfelt record titled “Right Now” to switch the vibes on the list. Armed with a deep, passionate vocal tone and vivid lyrics, the rapper takes the listener into his world and shares his hopes, fears and more. The mellow beat was produced by Lucid Soundz.

 

 

Lagos based emcee/visual artist Fecko shares with us his story thus far on his new inspirational song titled “Ifeanyichukwu”. Over a Gospel-tinged trap backdrop, he talks about his come up in the industry and everything he had to face and above all the thanks he has to give for making it here. The video was directed by Kayflicks and edited by Samuel Achema. Get the audio HERE.

 

 

Chicago born, Milwaukee based 19-year-old rapper Dyzzi sheds some insight into his life on his new single titled “Black Coffee”. Using a classic sample, he delivers dense lyrics that show how far he is beyond his years. “Black Coffee” is taken from his debut album “Same Clothes As Yesterday.”

 

 

 

Loyk slows it down with a surreal, heartfelt song he calls “Whole Lot”. The song is all about uplifting one another and the message is crystal clear with the approach Loyk takes on the inspiring song.

At age 19, Loyk (Björn Loykens) is already a veteran dancer in Belgium but only recently got naturally ushered into making music. After meeting producer Jazz Maeson, he’s been sojourning in a creative space for the past year. He eventually reconciled to a wavy sound that explores the edges of r&b and cloud rap, the perfect vehicle to spread his message and express his personal feelings. Loyk is now ready to share his music with the world.

 


fiction. is a young artist, producer and songwriter that’s not afraid to share his opinions. Coconut water is his new single that tackles somewhat controversial topical subjects, such as the gluten free trend and the world’s fixation on social media, through heavy lyrical content. The song takes us on a journey of fiction.’s observations and struggles in an admittedly reluctant digital age.

After finding a love for singing at the ripe age of eight, fiction. delved further into electronic realms over his teenage years. Proud to quote Jurassic Park films and write songs with authenticity, fiction. expresses frustration of modern society in new coconut water single. Surrounded by a fickle world of advertising, health trends and online fame, fiction. ends his song with a prominent message of integrity. A battle fiction. wants to take head on with stereotypical high ups with in the music industry.

With a genuine music obsession, coconut water is an alluringly electronic tune that’s a perfect exploration of fiction.’s chilled hip hop influences. As a representation of sheer musical freedom, fiction. lays down this new single with elements of grace and refreshing confidence. Coconut water is an honest single, written by an artist that wants to reject much of 2018’s culture, and embrace music from the roots.

 

 

 

Brenzforprez delivers the visual for his previously released song “Italy”.  The Jwattsonthebeat produced song has a lush, vibrant vibe and layered with smooth melodies and vivid lyrics. The visual was shot by PurpleSkyyLiineFilms. Get the audio on Soundcloud

 

 

 

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS EP 2 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.
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Brooklyn emcee PATH P and producer Almighty Wise help kick off this week’s list with a solid soul-filled jam they call “FTW”. The rising rapper comes through with his own insight on all things. Armed with a smooth flow and ability to craft a catchy hook to help convey his message, he takes the listener for a ride into his stomping grounds.

Path P has just dropped Revolution & Legacy  , which serves as the second edition in a 3 part edition album release.

 

Emanuel Brown breaks down the hustler lifestyle on his new release titled “Killaz”. Over a gloomy/cinematic soundscape, he takes the listener along for a ride into the hood. Slowly illustrating the pros and cons of the lifestyle, he doesn’t over-glorify it but rather gives the listener all the ins, outs and in-betweens

Killaz is the second song off of Emanuel Brown’s debut album The News which speaks about the difficulties of trying to lead a normal life with all the temptation surrounding you.

 

 

R&B artist Reggie Becton switches the vibe on the list with his new single titled “The Feels”. Over a vibrant backdrop, he delivers a novel concept about relationships as he strays from the usual over-masculinity tropes. He’d rather not get the lady he is eyeing entangled until he is positive she is totally down for the count.

“The Feels”, is taken from his debut EP, Phases .

 

 

Irish emcee Project delivers an introspective record titled “GMO”. A record that sees him talk about his life, the hurdles he had to face and much more. “GMO” is taken from his upcoming Untold EP

 

 

 

 

Miami Native Fred Notes takes off like “NASA” on his new song. A song that details his struggles with overcoming obstacles, while focusing on his goals and ambitions of making it in the music world.

 

 

Producer Air Kalo teams up with Singer/songwriter Blu on their new song “Separation Anxiety (part 1)”. A smooth sensual RnB record that captures a very private moment and self-realization between a couple. It serves as the first of a 2 part single.

The song is written by Blu & myself, and produced by me as well! It’s the first of a two-part single.

 

 

Raleigh, NC based rapper Jon Dacom returns with the visuals for his new song “Dedicated”. The production by Mike Hector has a nice, dark vibe that fits the rapper’s passionate flow and fiery demeanor. The all black video shot by JKMEDIA also adds to the raw vibe of the song.

 

 

 

Singer/Songwriter Audrey delivers the visuals for her previously released song “Party”. Unlike the meaning of the title, the song itself is very solemn and somewhat nostalgic. She calls it “it’s a steak dinner for two where only one person shows up.”. The video was shot by Raph and follows the same sad vibe of the song.

 

 

InviteOnlyxx, Chris Elliott, and Professoar join forces on this song titled “Tuition”. The dreamy soundscape works well with the pitched vocals and melodic chorus. Get it on Spotify

 

 

LA based funk/ future soul duo B00TY just dropped the visuals for their first single “good for it”.  The love-filled song has a nice groove and alluring melody. The video is particularly stunning as it depicts both men in weird predicaments within their respective relationships.

B00TY is made up of producer and singer, Edan Frei and Adam Epelbaum. Get the audio on Spotify.

 

 

 

 

Toronto based rising rapper Exmiranda returns with an energetic banger titled “Grip”. She teamed up with producer 1998beats who crafted the perfect cinematic backdrop for her fiery flow and performance. She wrote the song after receiving mixed reactions for her androgynous sound, distinct style, and image. This single is a form of ‘positive self-reinforcement’ where Exmiranda declares and defines success on her own terms. The visuals directed by Wei Yuan perfectly convey the empowering and hardcore vibe she embodies.

Get it on Spotify and Apple Music

 

Production team MRGR drop their third and final single titled “No Discussion”. The funk-driven single features Brooklyn rapper Chelsea Reject who delivers a fiery, machine gun flow over it. She also depicts her stormy experience and her young New-Yorker dreams, where, thanks to music and outstanding talent, finally feels good in her shoes.

 

 

 

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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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TOP 10  SUBMISSIONS in September : Ep 2 • 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 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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Cam Be – 7

The first song on this week’s list comes courtesy of multi-talented producer/DJ/ film director Cam Be. The track in question is titled “7” and features emcee Add-2  and Natalie Oliveri. With extra production from Slot-A, “7” serves as a brilliant soulful opener and a solid introduction for new fans. Using a mellow piano sample, snappy drums with extra acoustic elements to boot, “7” sets the tone for a very inward and reflective journey.

 

 

Jung Mergs – Low Tones.

“Low Tones” is the second track that caught our ears and its courtesy of emcee Jung Mergs. Using a mellow, reflective soundscape, the rapper takes time to express the ranging emotions of determination, transformation, realisation of your powers and eventually, the dismantling of the mental simulation. Pretty heavy and personal stuff if you asked me.

 

 

 

CeeJ – 100 Blessings

Rising rapper CeeJ gets his thoughts across over a vibrant trap backdrop on his new track “100 Blessings”. He shares his frustrations, hopes and of course all his blessings which he is not trying to overlook. He keeps it a buck with his Christian views on the track without sounding preachy or judgmental as well.

Stream the track here

 

 

 

Raw Soul – Morning Sun.

Up and coming rapper Raw Soul shares a positive outlook and mindset for everyone trying to get ahead in life on his new song “Morning Sun”. Using a laid back, nostalgic backdrop, the rapper dedicates the song to the early risers. He further explains “… aim is to spread some positive vibes while recognizing some of life’s challenges, and that with each day the sun rises, we have a chance at a new beginning.”

 

 

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez – Falcon.

New York-based soul/R&B artist Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez helps mellow things out with her heartwarming single titled “Falcon”. Her expressive vocals is undeniable and engaging from start to finish and serves as a perfect introduction to new fans.

 

DK – Blooming Tree.

 

Athens, GA. based rapper DK drops a very reflective record titled “Blooming Tree” which sees him dwell on a very personal matter. As an expecting father, he has hopes and dreams for his baby and takes some time to speak on it over a mellow, neck snapping backdrop.

 

 

Billy Fox – Echo.

Sydney-based indie-electronic artist Billy Fox has just dropped his new single “Echo”. A soulful number that exudes that classic RnB/Soul vibes with its vintage sounding backdrop and alluring vocal performance. The love-laden track sees the singer coming to terms with falling deep in love in a blossoming relationship, he also tries to make sense of it and let it all work out organically.

To celebrate the release, Billy Fox has announced two intimate performances in Melbourne and Sydney. The hometown gig will coincide with a conceptual art exhibition; in line with themes of the song. The enigmatic musician has traversed the country multiple times selling out his own headline shows and supporting the likes of Glass Animals and The Aston Shuffle.

 

 

 

 

Steven A Clark – Did I Hurt U ft. Denzel Curry
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Miami artist Steven A. Clark teams up with Denzel Curry on his newest record titled “Did I Hurt You”. The love-laden record is a nice blend of RnB and experimental elements and exudes a heartfelt energy that is both engaging and refreshing. It also throws in some classic rock guitar performance for good measure while Denzel Curry comes through with a solid verse.

 

 

Rita Klara – U & I

Young up and coming artist Rita Klara drops her new single “U & I” with much gusto. She teams up with composer SAGII who crafts a dreamy, off-kilter soundscape for the sultry vocals of Klara. Her energy here is quite engaging as she delivers a solid performance that shows her deeply rooted raw vocal talents and style.

“U & I” is the first track extracted from ‘Fancy Love’, Rita Klara’s first EP.

 

Nissi – Undercover

London-based Nigerian singer, songwriter and musician NISSI shows up with an upbeat banger of a single titled “Undercover”. She teams up with burgeoning UK Afrobeats producer TwoBadGuyz, who provides her with an energetic dancehall backdrop that is both summery and soothing. Nissi, on the other hand, delivers a solid performance with catchy melodies in a sultry manner.

Speaking about how the record came about, Nissi says, “‘Undercover’ really is just a vibe. We recorded it the very first we met. TwoBadGuyz was playing me some draft instrumentals he was working on, and once I heard this one, I literally started freestyling onto it. The song lyrics really talk about the thrill of doing something that isn’t necessarily right, but feels like it is, so you do it anyway. The boisterous production definitely demanded this kind of daring and free songwriting from me”.

 

 

 

BONUS BANGER

VALNTN & Peter Fenn – Mona Lisa (feat. Tray Haggerty).

“Mona Lisa,” is a catchy melodious record that comes courtesy of VALNTN and features PETER FENN who lends vocals and production, while up-and-comer TRAY HAGGERTY raps. This has a very cool summery vibe and it was hard to resist so there you have it, hit the play button and bask in the goodness.

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS September Ep 1 • 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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Denver, CO-based poet and rapper Meta Sarmiento deliver a tribute record in the form of his single titled “Norfside”. The Guam native has been putting in work as an emcee/spoken word artist around the globe. Over a bouncy soundscape (produced by IamKBeatz), he displays his smooth flow and expressive vocal style. He talks about his past gang affiliations in his homeland of Guam and seeks to find a much needed balance in this crazy world.

 

North Hollywood raised emcee Jae Anthonie delivers a new track titled “Stressed out”. He uses a mellow, nostalgic backdrop to tell a very heartfelt story of 2 single parents who share their unique stories to one another.

 

We kick off this month’s Top 10 Submissions with a bang from the emcee who goes by the name Rochester. The rapper gears up for the fall season as summer slowly fades away and urges his listeners to do the same or else go to sleep (literally or figuratively). His inspirational message is delivered over a bouncy soundscape provided by Moody B & Hani G (The Nixx) and co-produced by Triple A. The beat was inspired by a music box Hani G received while visiting Turkey and samples the melody of a Turkish folk poem.

“As an artist, my motivation and inspiration are fed differently,” said ROCHESTER. “I feed my inspiration by continuously taking in the culture and by allowing myself to be influenced and triggered by music from all genres and art in all forms. Staying motivated is a whole other lane and I wrote this song using some of the affirmations and mantras that keep me going in this game. In music, especially in Toronto, motivation is key and I hope this song gets someone lit to keep going by listening to it over and over again and hearing my message: don’t sleep on your goals.”

Rising artist Sommy Lovell teams up with his fellow S.I producer Chase Gibran for his newest release “Last Night” (which also is his 3rd single for 2018). Over a gloomy, reflective backdrop, the rapper talks about his fears, burdens and hopes for the future. This is something everyone can relate to on many levels.

Get the audio on the following DSPs Apple MusicSpotifyTidalGoogle Play:

 

Melbourne hip-hop Queen Sophiegrophy returns with a new single titled “Caution”. Teaming up with producer Jia Lih who provides a hard-hitting bouncy trap backdrop that fits Sophiegrophy’s confident and fierce flow. She doesn’t waste time in letting the world know her steelo as she gives caution to those that may attempt to cross her. In case you missed it, her last release was the equally anthemic jam titled “Bag”.

Emcee D.Lee makes his Top 10 Submissions debut with a solid record titled “Valid”. Over a soul-drenched, head nodding backdrop, he brings back the essence with his confident flow, vivid lyrics and expressive performance. The song was produced by Emani. Not sure what project this is off but it’s something we do feel over here.

 

After being selected to perform at this years A3C Hip-Hop festival in Atlanta, indie hip-hop act ToBy decides to unleash his new track “Paid” to the world. Over a bouncy trap infused backdrop , he delivers his off-kilter flow and off-the-cuff lyrics that shows why he is definitely someone to watch. “Paid” serves as a precursor to his journey to A3C 2018.

 

 

Young R&B act Olivia Nelson latest single “Never Too Late” is a nice melodic tune that showcases the young singer’s rich, heartfelt vocals and expressive songwriting. She taps into different elements such as Pop and Soul on “Never too late” and the result is a solid effort that really captures the emotions of a love-lorn individual trying to find a balance.

“Never Too Late” is off her recently released EP ‘For You’ which you can stream here

 

 

Rising Canada based singer AIDA is a musician who tickled our fancy with her new release titled “Toastin”. The track is a mix of soul, pop, house and laced with a lot of funk elements. It is quite relaxing and smooth as well so hit the play button and get familiar. “Toastin” is taken from her new EP ‘My Retrospective‘.

 

 

Kamron Bahani showcases his humorous side on his new single “I Made A Song For You” and at first listen will give the listener a thought-provoking jab. It’s quite entertaining and groovy and sounds fresh from the usual.

“I Made A Song For You”  is off  his album, ‘MENACE’.

 

 

 

Emcee Zamaera takes the listener deep into her personal space on the heartfelt song “Z Vs Z” where she gets really vulnerable and profound.  Over a piano-driven backdrop, she pens a letter to her past self-pouring out lessons from her more experienced older self. The track gradually progresses into a hard-hitting groove as she continues to share intimate parts of her life with a raw honesty that is rarely seen in hip-hop.  She further states that “I’m not afraid to share my weaknesses with others…People want to know that they aren’t the only ones facing change because change is scary and uncomfortable, but change is necessary. It’s the only constant, and it keeps us balanced.”

The EP will be released internationally later this year. “Z vs. Z” is now available to stream and download on music platforms worldwide.

 

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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS for last week of August 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.
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Newcomers Prvnci and Leon Kanji kick off this week Top 10 submissions with their downtempo, offbeat style of hip-hop. Their style bridges new age raps and hard-hitting boombap type beats.  Very playful but relaxing song

 

 

TWIB stalwart Brenton returns with a solid freestyle he calls ” #Issavibe”. using the same instrumental from Dreamville’s Bas’s “Milky Way” single “Tribe.” He brings his own vibe and smooth flow over the soulful beat.

 

 

C-bass’ & Sabrina Sounds team up with rapper Westmore for their newest single titled “Me, Myself and I”. The soulful backdrop employed by the artists also has a bouncy energetic feel to it as Westmore comes through with his smooth flow and heartfelt lyrics.

“Me, Myself and I” is taken from their 3 track EP titled “Collide”

 

 

Chi-town artist Cmoneywave. comes through with a heartfelt single titled “8:05”. On the soulful backdrop, he really goes introspective and pours his feelings on the track. With nothing to hide, he shares his struggles and hopes with the listener with his passionate flow. In his own words, Cmoneywave breaks down the meaning of the song as follows  “This is one of the realest songs I ever wrote. I had some things that I had to say and the beat allowed me to take it to a new level explaining some real situations. “8:05” is a reflection of those thoughts, no hook just pure realness.

 

 

 

 

“Time” by Steve Spiffler and producer Jimmy Wigz is a laid back, sombre piano-driven record that hits the mark. Spiffler displays excellent lyricism as he breaks down a go-getter state of mind and why we should not mistake him for a run-of-the-mill character. Get the audio here

 

“Amistad Bezel” is the newest record from rapper Anterluz (California) and DJ Blkluos (Toronto) and its a testament to their undeniable talents. The duo met back in the day on Myspace but later met up a decade later in 2018 and proceeded to work on a full-length tape. 

“Amistad Bezel” is taken from their collaboration project titled “Chaos Every Summer” where Anterluz raps on Dj Blkluos tracks, and vice versa.

After dropping “The Re-Up” earlier this month Dee Wallz stays true to the title of his last song and comes back full swing with “La Familia” a song that has strong soulful production, wordplay, lyrics and theme to match. Hit the play buttonandget familiar with the rising emcee.

London based producer Psychedelic Ensemble stray from the norm on their new release titled “Hot Ninja” featuring emcee Zeroh. The producer crafted a cinematic, mind-boggling backdrop that doesn’t sound like anything out there but on another note, Zeroh’s off-kilter performance is noteworthy as well.

Get Psychedelic Ensemble’s full-length album here

 

 

Bay area rapper/producer Righteous Reg delivers a smooth,boom-bap jam titled  “We All Know Everything” that showcases a blend of new age raps over a smooth backdrop. The song is off his newly released T.R.R.A(The Righteous Rap Album)

 

 

 

 

Lady Tee The Difference, has always been pushing the envelope with her confidence and stylish raps that go against the norm. Now she is back with the visual for her previously released song “Match Up“. The video takes the song’s premise up a notch with it’s vivid portrayal of a battle of the sexes type approach. The video was co-directed by Lady Tee and Tae Nichol, and shot by King Spencer.

“Match Up” is taken from her upcoming project  Strictly For My Women.

 

 

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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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Rising emcee Kaj Kadence revels in the mindstate of a go-getter on his new release “Just Do It”. Over a bouncy trap backdrop, he details his work ethic and determination to reach the apex while urging others to do the same. In his own words, he says the song is ” for both ends of the spectrum, the winners and losers, a true anthem. Anyone with a dream can relate”

 

 

Sydney based rapper/producer Stoyan delivers some poignant lessons on his reflective single “Nothing Something”. Over a soul-filled, acoustic backdrop he talks about his passion and love for hip-hop. He kicks it off from when he started writing his own lyrics and pursuing his dream without divulging it to anyone so he wasn’t under a lot of pressure.

Since debuting his live show, Stoyan has supported the likes of Ivan Ooze, Coda Conduct and The Tongue. He has performed in venues all over Sydney

 

 

Seattle-based experimental hip-hop act Paradame taps into the G.I Joe universe to deliver this trap fuelled cut titled “Cobra CMDR”. Over an ethereal soundscape, she delivers a sultry performance while making references to the classic Hasbro cartoon. In the visual (shot by J.Lee Mezus), she plays the roles of Cobra Commander, Snake, & Baroness while her back up dancers plays the Iron Grenadiers.

“Cobra CMDR” is off her album Aye! Priori which can be purchased on iTunes

 

 

Jamar Carr delivers another sociopolitical track in the form of his new single “Sellin’ Dope”. He teams up with Lugia beats who craft a bouncy backdrop that is quite different from the gritty boombap sounds we are used to hearing Carr on. Regardless the message still gets conveyed despite the different medium.

 

 

Kosha Dillz shows us the pros and cons of the music industry on “Back n’ Forth”. On this one, he teams up with Maryland pop-punk reggae outfit Ballyhoo!  who craft a bright bouncy backdrop for Dillz to fully break down the industry has become more evil and treacherous and how he is avoiding the pitfalls. The song was created in a basement in Maryland while Kosha was doing a 90-day street performance experiment, where he performed every single day on the street for 90 days in a row.

“Back n’ Forth” is the first single from Kosha DIllz’ upcoming album, Nobody Cares Except You, which will be released in late October / Early November under his own imprint.

 

 

 

Boston based Sammy Adams’s new song “Action” is a smooth record that is pure honesty at its peak. Using a groovy, soulful backdrop, he crafts a tuneful record for the summer that everyone can easily vibe and relate to.

 

 

BBXO returns with their message filled style of experimental hip-hop on their new song “3”. The song has a nice anthemic bounce provided by producer, remixer and DJ Nanocore who blends the worlds of edm, R&B and hip-hop. On the top line, BBXO frontman Musa Okwonga delivers a poignant message about being true to oneself regardless of the situation.

 

 

The duo of P-RAWB and Big O drop some good old head nodding vibes on their new single “Good Company”. The backdrop is groovy and soulful and P-RAWB  stays true to the game with his smooth and powerful delivery and of course razor sharp lyrics.

Get “Good Company” on iTunes and Bandcamp

 

 

We wrap up this week’s list with some soulful goodness from producer Waju and vocalist Aiya. The record in question is titled “Don’t Rush”, a downtempo, surreal song that feeds into the concepts of patience and self-restraint. Itis emotionally powerful and gripping

 

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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.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

 

 

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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