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.

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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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Sophiegrophy bring her unique vibe to the screen on "Bag" [Video] • Word Is Bond

After dropping the audio for “Bag”, The self-proclaimed queen of the WVS team,Sophiegrophy is back with the visual for the aforementioned record. Still keeping the fast-paced vibe, she comes through with her team to shine on screen with carefully crafted choreography. While Sophie makes some big claims on the track, it won’t be long until we see these all come true with the moves she’s about to make.


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Sophiegrophy is out for the "Bag." • Word Is Bond

After bursting through the proverbial doors with her banging single “Fast Life”,  Melbourne rapper Sophiegrophy is back with a money theme track aptly titled “Bag”. The hard-hitting new anthem is a warning shot that shows the rapper kicking bars with machinegun flows. Over a somber, booming trap production, Sophiegrophy shows off her ability to be as intimidating as she can be charming on BAG, switching styles with genuine ease.


Hit the play button and get familiar.

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Sophiegrophy slows it down on " FA$T LIFE" • Word Is Bond

Rapper Sophiegrophy delivers a cautionary tale of a single titled ” FA$T LIFE”. We notes that we all are living in the fast life, with things happening at a steady pace for some but much faster for others as the desire within us grows to attain the want rather than the need.

Teaming up with Melbourne electronic producer Lewis CanCut, who laces a bright upbeat backdrop which sonically brings the subject matter to life with the energetic drums and bright synths while Sophiegrophy​ explores the pressures of life but also reminds us to re-evaluate our thoughts and start thinking differently. She advices us to take control of ourselves and our emotions and ultimately to slow down ,sit down and realize that maybe we’re living the fast life.

Nigerian born – New Zealand raised artist Sophiegrophy​ has really made her mark on the Australian scene since moving here and releasing her first mixtape ‘Purpularity’ in 2016. With little experience with the producing aspect of music, Sophie was able to record, mix & master 10 tracks & complete her mix-tape independently on her own in the duration of 4 weeks. The mix-tape captivated many people, landing her a feature in I-D magazine, guest verses for International artists and a jump straight into the Australian live circuit with multiple shows showcasing her lovable energy. Almost a year later we are ready to present you with Sophiegrophy’s​ debut single “FA$T LIFE”. FA$T LIFE produced by Melbourne electronic artist Lewis​ ​CanCut,​ explores the stresses of life that we all experience and reminds us to re-evaluate ourselves and to start thinking differently. Sophiegrophy’s message encourages self-control and to slow down in your fast paced life. It’s something a little different from Sophiegrophy with its pop melodies and electronic pulse thanks to CanCut, but it’s a direction Sophie sees herself in and we can’t get enough


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