Song of the Day: Raw Smoothie – MH The Verb

2020 is the year that MH THE VERB intends to live a better life. The rapper, producer, DJ, and activist seeks to inspire others to follow suit in the music video for his latest single ‘Raw Smoothie’, shot at LaMaison (a community art & living space) in East Oakland, where MH participated in an artist residency in the summer of 2019.

“I left my boring corporate job on the day I wrote this song… That morning when I quit, I left and got a green smoothie with raw vegetables. It was almost like a metaphor for me trying to live better. This whole album was written as an affirmation for me to change habits and become the best version of myself in 2020. Raw Smoothie signifies a fresh start, a cleanse, a focus on being a better me.” – MH The Verb.

Produced by Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble, ‘Raw Smoothie’ is from MH’s forthcoming album, ‘Space Ninja’. Due out February 28 via ArtHouse95/FourFingerDistro, the album will serve as the third installment in the Afronaut saga, a conceptual multimedia series based on a Black sci-fi heroine from the future who travels back in time to inspire the world.

Check out the video for ‘Raw Smoothie’ below…

Sizzy Rocket Is ‘That Bitch’ In Brand New Single

Seamlessly fusing bombastic punk-inspired riffs with electro-pop melodies, SIZZY ROCKET‘s new single, ‘That Bitch’ is the ultimate self-empowerment record.

Speaking of her latest release, Sizzy says: “’THAT BITCH’ is about owning yourself – even the crazy, messy, wild, emotional parts that might be ‘too much’ for people, even when you feel insane and down and alone. It’s about being unapologetic in the process of figuring out who you are and pummeling through anyone and anything that gets in your way. I hope it becomes the song you put on when you want to feel confident and sexy and dance in your mirror and let it all out and scream at the fucking world – because you’re THAT BITCH and you can be whoever the fuck you want to be!”

In 2016, Sizzy released her official debut album ‘THRILLS’. The album’s lead single, “Bestie,” became a viral sensation, receiving praise from the likes of New York Magazine, PAPER, and BUSTLE. With a whole new swarm of fans, Sizzy quickly dropped a surprise mixtape titled ‘Hot Summer’ in 2017. Her sophomore album, ‘GRRRL’, was released in Summer 2019 and was supported with a self-booked sold out US tour with buzzy newcomer chloe mk as support. To close out the year, Sizzy & chloe mk released a two song EP titled ‘I KNOW WHAT U LIKE’.

Now It’s time to check out Sizzy’s first release of the year…

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: Miles Away – Kasket Club x Soul Gem

After a four-year hiatus, Norwegian duo KASKET CLUB have teamed up with SOUL GEM to release their take on indie disco, ‘Miles via Uppwind Records.

Described as the spearheads of the Chillwave genre, Kasket Club have been featured by the likes of Majestic Casual, Aviencloud, FunkyPanda, alexrainbirdMusic, HillyDilly, FrenchShuffle, This Is My Jam and reached #1 on Hype Machine several times. As a result, they have amassed over 11 million plays across streaming platforms and airplay around the globe. New York-based Soul Gem has previously teamed up with Norwegian rapper and producer Pasha (compared to Pharrell Williams) touring the globe and culminating millions of plays across music platforms.

Check out ‘Miles Away’ below…