Buzzing Through NYC The Rooks Release New Music "Wonder Why" (audio) • Word Is Bond

Renowned music group The Rooks, release the second single “Wonder Why” off their upcoming album. The trio’s been creating a  large buzz and continue to gain further acclaim from major media and music outlets, and music awards.

This latest record gives off head bopping, body shaking, and soul satisfying vibes. Listeners will embrace the ‘Maxwell meets amped-up Adam Levine’ concert feeling.  “Wonder Why” is a boisterous harmony about digging someone who doesn’t feel the same, and the tussle to stop thinking about them.  This is an ode to faithful men trying to score the one.  With the sounds of R&B blended with soft rock and soul, this is sure to score on the charts nationwide.




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The Rebirth Of EMAN8 Has Come Forth "Amen" (audio) • Word Is Bond

Saint Louis native and currently residing in Los Angeles, EMAN8 shares a personal record with fans titled “Amen.”  The single is co-produced by  Nick Henriques from Canada.

“Amen” symbolizes the rebirth of EMAN8, derived from his middle name Emanate. The term originates from his Jamaican heritage and is defined as ‘come forth’.  The multifaceted artist describes his need to become a better man and establish a new way of living. Through his expressive journey he finds an innovative sermon that awakens and births EMAN8.  The genius soundscapes pulled in from cords of electronic, Hip-Hop, and soul allow listeners to transcend into his spiritual experience.



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Cali Heartthrob Sean Gast Releases New Single "On My Way" • Word Is Bond


22-year old California heartthrob, Sean Gast, is the next triple threat as singer, songwriter, and dancer. The single “On My Way” is off his debut album “Good Company”, available for streaming and purchase.

“On My Way” is a track describing a sensual connection between Gast and a young woman. He’s eager to make his moves and leave an impression on insatiable bystanders.  At just 22 years old, Gast shows off his craft by delivering a record genuine to traditional R&B with his own contemporary twist.

Stream /purchase “Good Company” debut album here. 


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Fevra "Give It Back" ft. D. Hart, Empara, ModMaxx, T.yyy (audio) • Word Is Bond

Fevra releases the second single off his debut album “Villanova Junction.”  The Canadian artist links up with producers T.yyy and ModMaxx for the track “Give It Back” which features D. Hart and Empara on vocals.  The electric sounds and jazzy intro sets the tone for a soulful union of conscious rhymes and enticing melodies.

Fevra describes the essence of natural love and embracing a lover’s heart, pain, love, and shine.  He declares his stance in the realm of devotion as radical and magical.  The carnal spoken emcee is reminiscent of times his heart was bumping and “made love girls from hood rats.”  This is a seductive track cleverly put together to embody raw emotions and capture the vulnerability of love.


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Tenjin breaks down "The Cost" • Word Is Bond

Tenjin returns with a poignant record titled “The Cost”. Over a guitar-driven backdrop, he crafts a story about a loving father who sends a message to his son who is currently serving in the military, only to find out much later that his son is never coming home again. The song vividly details the emotional changes before and after the father gets the sad news and it’s a great reminder to all of us that soldiers are human beings prone to ups and downs.

Tenjin is one half of the Intrinsic Harmony Music group duo comprised of Tenjin and D.ST. The debut album is a continuous story of the ups and downs of being a youth in Detroit, and paralleling the experiences with life in general.


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SUNDERWORLD delivers his brand of surreal RnB vibes on "Pseudodevotion" • Word Is Bond

Rising Orlando-based singer/songwriter SUNDERWORLD delivers his new single “Pseudodevotion” off his upcoming “Orlando/Llorando Vol. 2” EP. For the production, he enlists VICI who helps craft a dark, moody soundscape for the singer to deliver his smooth melodies and unhindered, offbeat style of writing. The single is a ballad about hiding your affection and not giving direct signals to your partner. It’s a weird kind of science as the artists add that “...Sometimes expressing love to a partner pushes them away...”

Get the audio on Spotify.


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Jenny Kwon & G Zoom craft a soothing single titled "Explain Myself" • Word Is Bond

The duo of singer Jenny Kwon and producer G Zoom team up for their new collaborative single titled “Explain Myself”. The bright, vibrant record is a smooth blend of many genres ranging from Hip Hop, Pop, jazz and RnB. Let’s start with the groovy soundscape crafted by G Zoom which is quite rich and layered with many engaging elements from groovy hiphop drums, smooth guitars, and soulful keys. Vocally Jenny Kwon definitely sounds at home over the alluring soundscape as she delivers a very expressive and enthralling vocal performance from start to finish.


Jenny’s bio:

Pursuing music was an easy and obvious choice for South Korean singer-songwriter, Jenny Kwon. Growing up in a household heavily influenced by all kinds of music-with her father being a professional opera singer, and her mother tuning pianos as a side job-opened up Kwon’s eyes to a world she would grow up to love chasing after. This young LA-based vocalist currently attends the Musicians Institute in Hollywood as a vocal performance major. Constantly writing songs for herself and other artists, Jenny is enthusiastic about collaborating with other artists and learning more about music everyday. She is heavily influenced by R&B and Pop artists like Emily King, Ariana Grande, and Mac Ayres.

G Zoom’s bio:

Born in Winchester, but based out of Los Angeles, Grayson Szumilas became Chillwave DJ and producer, G Zoom. Growing up in Maine, and with the passing of his mother, Szumilas needed an escape from all of the negativity happening in his life and the world around him. Once moved into Los Angeles, he went out to discover more influential sounds and applied them to his latest work. Ethereal soundscapes, driven bass, and the combination of ambient and hip hop can all be found in his hits such as “Celly Juke” and “Space Kool-Aid.” G Zoom went on to create music that doesn’t abide to the “standard” rules of electronic music—but rather breaks them in order to become its own unique and sensual experience that transports you into another realm.



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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS Episode 1 November, 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.

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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Beats Only November 2018 –

Beats Only November 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,550 followers on Spotify!

Tonga “Sleep In”
Another winner from Tonga. Loving his unique instrumental angle. A bit more about the artist…

Tonga is a multi-instrumentalist/producer out of San Diego. Born into a musical family, he was influenced by an early and constant exposure to various styles of music: Motown, reggae, jazz, and his father’s own Polynesian fusion music.

E Dot “7 Feet”
Chilled beats and soulful sounds from a frequent feature on Beats Only, E Dot.

E Dot “Boho Meets Boom Bap”
Another dope track from E Dot. Head nods. We’ll stop writing… just listen.

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Christiano can stays hopeful on "D.A.F.H.A.H" • Word Is Bond

Christiano Can shares his personal struggles on new song  “D.A.F.H.A.H”. The record has a smooth blend of hip-hop, jazz, and soul which fits the rapper’s mellow style and solid storytelling skills. With a true tale of overcoming drug addiction combined with a celebratory hook that’s sure to get dance floors, bars and bedrooms moving.”D.A.F.H.A.H” is the 1st song released from Christiano Can’s F.A.N.S (EP).

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