Following a series of bangers this year including ‘Never Boring’ which received enormous support from the likes of VIBE + BBC Radio 1Xtra, to the Afro-beats anthem ‘Stop Flexin’, South London rapper OMZ TRAPSTAR drops his brand new single ‘Energy’ and announces his debut EP ‘O’ set for release on 28th December.
The rapper officially closes off the year with his first project, having previously collaborated with the likes of Skepta, Blade Brown, Krept and Youngs Teflon, the rapper is aligning himself alongside key artists as a ‘one to watch’ for 2019.
Check out the video for ‘Energy’ below:
Enriched with a myriad of R&B and Afrobeats influences NONSO AMADI continues to expand his horizon with the release of the sensual ‘No Crime.’
From the tantalising hooks to his soulful and smooth vocal delivery, the track is a stripped back ode to love. Showering his love and affection he shows that there is ‘no crime’ when it comes to matters of the heart. The audio has already gained over 200k streams on Spotify alone and over 1/2 million streams collectively. Contributing to his growing fan base that has led him to gain over 40,000+ followers on all his social media platforms and over 10 million audio streams off Spotify and Apple.
Proving to be a fan favourite he has garnered international attention and allowed him to collaborate with industry heavyweights such as Banky W, Maleek Berry and Juls within the first year of his professional career. The Nigerian born, Canadian based recording artist, songwriter and producer has released a string of singles including ‘Tonight’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Aika’, and he has gone onto perform his sold out co-headline show at O2, Islington, London in July 2017 as well as his sold out headline show at Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos.
Watch the video for ‘No Crime’ below:
Rapper/songwriter/producer THBENJ makes a bold entry on the blog with third release of the year titled ‘Louder’.
The latest release possess a fearless use of hip-hop/pop with trap beats offering up a slight dance vibe. Such confident use of genres, spans from the multi-instrumentalist’s extensive music career. Starting as a drummer, THBENJ performed with multiple bands across Sardinia and mainland Italy in genres ranging from rock, metal, punk, soul and pop before collaborating with a DJ in Ibiza.
‘Louder’ follows singles, ‘Waiting For You’ – which hit number one on CCG Network Radio Top 20 charts – and ‘Manipulated’.
Check out ‘Louder’ below – and if you’re feeling this track, be sure to look out for the release of THBENJ‘s album next year.
Fresh off its premiere via DJ Target on 1Xtra, Australian rapper MANU CROOK$ reveals huge new single ‘Throw It Back’.
The blistering record is produced by MANU CROOK$ and co-produced by DOPAM!NE, featuring fellow African-Australian artist B Wise after the pair previously collaborated on Manu’s single ‘Best Years’. ’Throw It Back’ serves as a follow-up single after the success of “Fuego” (feat. Anfa Rose) released earlier this year.
Manu has just finished a national tour supporting Alison Wonderland, and recently performed to thousands of people on the main stage at Listen Out Festival. 2019 sees Manu as the only Australian artist on the bill for the first Rolling Loud Festival outside the US. Praised as the biggest hip-hop festival in the world, Manu joins massive names such as Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and Tyga for the first ever AU edition to be held in Sydney in January.
With over 10 million collective views on YouTube, and 20 million collective streams on Spotify, MANU CROOK$ closes the year with another certified banger.
Check it out below: