Song of the Day – Let Me Down – FLVME

Johannesburg based, South African Hip Hop artist FLVME is gearing-up for the release of his upcoming album Germander II, and ‘Let Me Down’ is the first single released from the upcoming project (via Platoon).

FLVME (pronounced: flame) is one of South Africa’s hottest rising Hip Hop artists who has released chart-topping albums, from 2019’s now-certified Gold Germander to 2020’a D.O.A (Dead Or Alive) and 2021’s While You Wait.

‘Let Me Down’ is his first release of 2022 and is a song about reflecting on past relationships and how helped shape who he is. “Accepting everything for what it is and understanding that I have to go through a lot in order to grow .. overall it’s just about finding peace within myself,” he says. Check it out below…

Leïti Sène Drops Brand New Experimental EP, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡ PT.1’

Flexing his passion for innovation and collaboration,Barcelona rapper and acclaimed actor LEÏTI SÈNE joins forces with a multitude of global producers on the record, with brand new EP, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡’ an embodiment of Leïti’s expansive creative network and his melting pot of eclectic influences. An artist who has garnered global attention with his heady fusion of rap, trap, pop and hip-hop – performed in Catalan, Spanish and English and informed by his Senegalese roots, ‘AP00€AL1P$¡’ shows a new side to Leïti as he infuses each record with his experimental take on Afrobeats.

The seven-track project features recent singles ‘BITCOIN’ , the release marked a shift towards a more personal narrative for Leiti – with the video announcing his pregnancy with revered stylist Sita Abellan (Kim Kardashian, J Balvin) and ‘5:05 PM’ a collab with the Argentine rapper and global sensation Trueno.

A multifaceted talent, Leïti is also an established actor, best known for his role in the international Netflix series Elite, and a sought after style tastemaker (Napapjiri x NTS, Nike and more).

Check out Leïti’s latest EP below…

Song of the Day: Reggie Rocket – SPRTYK

The Bronx, New York, is home to many mythical rap figures. From Fat Joe and KRS-One, down to Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick and Big Pun — it’s no secret the concrete-bound borough is home to some generational talent. SPRTYK is no exception.

The NY rap queen is the embodiment of a renaissance artist, turning her hand to any instrumental and tackling it head-on. For confirmation, look no further than SPRTYK’s latest offering, ‘Reggie Rocket’.

‘Reggie Rocket’ pulls heavily from the hard-cut New York rap delivery reminiscent of The LOX, Mobb Deep, Remy Ma and Method Man. With a legendary crop of inspiration and boatloads of style, SPRTYK conjures up a trap-flavoured street anthem. Don’t let the track’s two-minute length fool you: producer Michael Mattice II scatters bellowing 808 drum kicks, a thick, bouncy bassline and quotable ad-libs throughout.

Before ‘Reggie Rocket’, SPRTYK dropped the Nephew Hesh-produced heater ‘Project Heat’. With a colour-bursting, left-field video companion video to match, SPRTYK’s recent output stands as a meteoric comeback for the Bronx poet.

Check out her latest joint below…

Check Out Bullet Brak’s Lyric Video For For Real

BULLET BRAK returns with a lyric video for latest track ‘For Real’, produced by a longtime Bullet faithful, Gus. Bullet Brak teams up with lyrical heavyweight, Chris Rivers where these two lyricists apply punchlines and metaphors filled with recollection on the world around them.

Check out the lyric video for the track below…

Rapper Love, Ulysses Drops Sizzling Joint, ‘Sheesh’

Newest member of the Insubordinate Records LOVE, ULYSSES (UL) bursts onto the scene with a scorching new single for the Summer, ‘Sheesh,’ produced by Jason Griff. The beat is a sparse soundscape of heavy bass and classic 808 sounds and synths that LU skates across with ease combining wit and aggression with clever lines.

Prior to joining the team at Insubordinate, LU has released a significant amount of music in his own right. He released 10 separate 2-pack EPs and has been featured on songs with OK Nice, Alaska (of Atoms Fam) and more.

‘Sheesh’ is the first of four Jason Griff-produced singles that will be released over the next month from LU while building towards his debut LP Son this fall.

‘Sheesh’ is available at insubordinaterecords.com now and will also be available to stream this Friday, 22nd on all other streaming platforms.