After grabbing the number six spot on the blog’s Top Ten Music Video of 2021, MIKE BODY bounces right back to the limelight with brand visuals for latest track, ‘Black Innovator’, which tackles the issues of ongoing struggles of the black community in the US.
The hard-hitting track is taken from Mike’s latest album titled ‘Epilogue’. Expect more conscious music from this rapper throughout the year…Until then, why not check out the video for ‘Black Innovator’ below…
The acclaimed Chicago rapper-producer and Pivot Gang Co-Founder SABA has teamed up with Cleveland rapper Krayzie Bone of the trailblazing GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for new single ‘Come My Way.’
An ode to nostalgia and Saba growing up in his hometown Chicago, the latest offering is taken from Saba’s highly anticipated third solo album Few Good Things dropping on 4th February “Come My Way”, features Krayzie Bone’s signature flow adding a classic and familiar sound that helps ground the Daoud and daedaePIVOT co-produced track.
Speaking on the collaboration, Saba says: “When I think back on first discovering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a child, it immediately stood out to me as unique. I started paying attention and really learning how to rap from listening to them and trying to recite it. It felt honest and completely true to themselves — authentic in a way that doesn’t come around very often and in a way that will be impossible to recreate. Their mix of melody and rhythms that I had never heard is what connected with me in a way that other music just didn’t. It inspired me to be more creative.“
A successful independent artist, Saba has rooted his career in authenticity and musicality that’s made him one of his generation’s most important and unique voices. A major player in the Chicago scene who’s enviable career has seen him collaborate with and produce for the likes of Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins and more.
Following his first foray into making music at the age of 8 in his early adolescence, he built a recording studio in his Grandmother’s basement on the Westside of Chicago where he and a group of neighbourhood friends formed Pivot Gang. They began taking trains across the city to join creative youth organisations and perform at open mics.
Coming from a deeply musical family, Saba was influenced by his father, a Chicago R&B artist named Chandlar, at a young age who would bring him to the studio with him to record sounds of soul, R&B and jazz. All experiences that developed his sonic palette, sharpened his writing and performance skills and led him to be self-taught on a variety of musical instruments – an innate talent and musicality that has led to support from Pitchfork (8.7 Best New Music), NPR (#1 Hip-Hop Album of the Year for CARE FOR ME), Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Fader, FACT, Complex and more.
With new music on his slate for 2022, Saba is prepared to continue pushing musical boundaries on his climb to rap’s upper echelon.
‘Come My Way’ is available to stream now across all digital platforms via The Orchard. Have a listen below…
Bringing one of the most explosive and infectious collaborations of 2021, the award winning DJ, producer and songwriter SPINALL recently teamed up with the Afropop sensation Adekunle Gold for the single ‘CLOUD9’ – and now kicks-off 2022 in spectacular style with its brand-new visuals.
Directed by Dammy Twitch and shot in Lagos, Nigeria, the eye-catching music video sees the international Afropop superstars and style icons bringing the party vibes in the must-see clip. Produced and co-written by Spinall – making use of his own signature fusion of energetic Afropop sounds mixed with elements of Hi-Life, Hip-Hop and R&B, which have cemented his position as one of the most crucial figures of the vibrant Afrobeats scene – and featuring Adekunle Gold’s smooth, mesmerising vocals and hypnotising melodies, ‘CLOUD9’ has all the addictive, tropical energy to take us through to the summer months.
Causing major waves throughout last year with his fifth studio album ‘Grace’ which spawned hit singles such as the song of the summer ‘Sere’ ft Fireboy DML along with its remix ft 6lack . Spinall continues to push the thriving scene forward to the world. With the exciting release of his new single ‘CLOUD9’, Spinall is set to continue making his mark as one of music’s brightest stars into 2022 and far beyond!
Check out the video for the vibrantly cool single below…
Oozing soul-stirring vocals, moody guitar riffs and a catchy hook, Los Angeles – based artist Sydney Agudong – aka JAYNE DOE – presents her new single, ‘Welcome To Hollywood’, which describes her experience in pursuing her dreams in the ‘city of stars and angels’, putting her health and heart out on the line without knowing what the future holds.
She says of her experience: “Hollywood’ is glamorized as a place where people can be whoever they want to be and live out their wildest dreams, but no one ever talks about the thousands and thousands of rejections and thoughts of giving up and giving in to one of those critics or “no’s” that tell you it’ll never happen, whether you or someone else is the critic themselves. No one talks about the mental strength and sacrifice it takes to make a dream come true.”
Born and raised in Hawai’i, the 21 year old, made her first on-stage debut at 18 months old, and knew that’s where she belonged. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Jayne spent her childhood years singing in local talent shows and competitions, receiving awards and recognition at every stop. At 10, Sydney wrote and recorded her first original song called ‘I’m So Sorry’ that was later played and requested on local Hawaiian radio stations.
Jayne is currently collaborating with Al Machera, a music industry veteran that engineered the famous “Salt N Pepa” and co-founded Westlake Recording Studios, a highly utilized and respected recording company known best for Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Album.
When she’s not in the studio and out performing, Jayne is quickly developing her on-screen credits in TV and film. She shot a lead role in her first feature film titled, “West Michigan,” and booked a recurring guest star role on Netflix’s “On My Block”.
Jayne Doe, is in the process of developing her album. Until then, have a listen to her latest single, ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ below…
SHADES LAWRENCE‘s love for basketball strongly inspired her to pen brand new single ‘Infinite’, an upbeat and feel-good track from her upcoming album.
The hip-hop artist from Toronto was a Division I college basketball player in the United States, training outdoors early in the morning, playing as a forward on the court, posting up, and working hard all throughout the entire season.
‘Infinite’ serves as a reminder to do what you love in life. Check out the video here….