Song of the Day: Mind Your Own Business – Lex Leosis

LEX LEOSIS‘ latest track, ‘Mind Your Own Business’ is for every person who has been frustrated by someone else trying to rush their process.

The Canadian rapper offer more insight into the Rainer + Grimm-produced track: “After three years spent with The Sorority (hip-hop group) and working on my sound, I was getting tired of people on me about my whereabouts and future plans. All that energy kinda exploded on to this track. Artists should work and create at their own pace. Sometimes art is made quickly, sometimes it’s a long and painful process. Artists are humans first and we go through things like everyone else.”

Using bouzouki (a Greek string instrument) as the main feature of the track, ‘Mind Your Own Business’ is the last piece from Lex’s upcoming new album.

Check it out below…

Nicki Knightz Gives An Insight Into Her Nigerian Heritage With ‘Blacker The Berry’ Video

Following on the release of her debut Hate EP in late 2018, Hackney rapper NICKI KNIGHTZ  – who’s part of seminal duo,The Knighthood Society with producer/rapper Henny Knightz – returns with video for track, ‘Blacker the Berry’, the first release from her forthcoming EP, ‘For the Uninformed’.

The latest release pays an unconvoluted tribute to her Nigerian father and his strong work ethic. The video plays on the typical African Uncle, unrestrained and at ease, but eternally the master of his own affairs. Fiercely independent and possessing deep contempt for the police, Uncle is played by none other than Top Boy’s actor and fellow Hacktonian, Alessandro Babalola.

Expect more music on the way from this boisterous spitter…for now click play on the video below…

Song of the Day: Coconut – Marchelle

MARCHELLE may have a strong jazz background, but the young singer from Seattle has took a strong liking to incorporating hip-hop and R&B with experimental sounds.

Her latest single, ‘Coconut’ encompasses the above combo with a hazy oriental flair. Don’t get too mesmerised by her sugary sweet vocal performance as Marchelle has one VERY CLEAR message in this smooth joint: she’s not playing second fiddle for any dude – so those coconuts are firmly off the menu….

Check out this radio-ready single below.

Song of the Day: YNMM – Rayne Storm (ft. Loudpack Dash)

Following his 2018 appearances on the blog with tracks, ‘ My Salvation’ and ‘Girl (Remix)’ – a collab effort with The Internet – RAYNE STORM bounces right back on today’s hop spot for the third time with catchy joint ‘YNMM’ (Young Niggas Making Money), enlisting fellow NYC rapper/producer Loudpack Dash to add extra grit to the four-minute production.

‘YNMM’ is now available on all major download/streaming platforms…Check it out below…

Kokar Shares Track, ‘Coulda Been Pt.2’ Ahead of Debut LP, ‘Dorking Close’

KOKAR – a rapper, singer, songwriter — emerged from Deptford with the critically acclaimed ‘For Me’ as a debut single in late 2018 and has followed up with prominent singles such as ‘Coulda Been’ and ‘Lessons’ throughout 2019.

Hitting 2020 with a brand-new drop, Kokar releases ‘Coulda Been Pt 2’. The track picks up the story from the original, which premiered with GRM Daily last year, and emanates the smooth R&B vibes with a soulful Afroswing undercurrent.

Raised by a single mother and signing a professional contract with Barnet football club at 18, Kokar’s direction turned to music in 2018 having decided to focus on being expressive and creative in his craft. Already building an impressive catalogue of numerous singles and his ‘RTW’ project in a short space of time, the forthcoming LP release ‘Dorking Close’ hones on his skill to work with varying sounds and styles, and draws on his musical experience of the last 3 years. Housing songs that cater to a mix of taste within the Rap, Grime, Hip-Hop and R&B, ‘Dorking Close’ is marked to release this month across all digital platforms.

Check out the video for ‘Coulda Been Pt.2’ below…