Song of the Day: Light Work – CRSWHT

I suspect you guys had a tiring week, dying for your weekend to start with a bang. That’s why I’ve decided to leave you in the very capable hands of Chris Whyte – aka CRSWHT – and his track, ‘Light Work’. The New York spitter certainly makes light work of this seriously hard banger by slamming down a mindblowingly swift flow.

If this guy is not on your radar, well he should be! Check him out below…

Song of the Day: Tease – Ronnie Scott

Originally from Texas, RONNIE LOTT moved to New York City where he was surrounded by classic East Coast Hip-Hop. Submerging himself into the city’s music scene, Ronnie draws influence from the likes of Biggie, LL Cool J and Mase. Blending these old-school sounds with smooth R&B melodies, Ronnie has set himself in a league of his own.

Having achieved huge success with his previous releases ‘Chanel’ and ‘Kris Kross’, Ronnie has accumulated over one million streams on Spotify alone and build a hugely loyal online following. Now returning with ‘Tease’, the rapper takes a more melodic approach to hip-hop. Delivered with a smooth flow, the track is another great inclusion to the summer playlist.

‘Tease’ tells a story of infidelity involved in a complicated relationship Ronnie was previously involved in. Speaking more on the track, Ronnie explained: “The meaning behind the lyrics is pretty simple, it’s about me chasing this girl who has a boyfriend, but the girl still shows signs of interest in me, so I tell her all these good things in hopes to make her mine, but she just plays games which leads to me calling her a tease.”

‘Tease’ is now out on various download/streaming sites…check it out below…

SPRTYK Reveals Visuals For Critically-Acclaimed Single, ‘Bad Temper’

When SPRTYK (pronounced Sporty K) pitched her latest single ‘Bad Temper’ for Spotify playlist consideration, it was selected for three editorial playlists (Spilled Ink, Mellow Bars, Alternative Hip Hop) and two algorithmic playlists including the coveted Discover Weekly. Those editorial and algorithmic playlists have driven the track to nearly a quarter million streams.

The accompanied visual – shot in her native Bronx – follows the emotional highs and lows of a top female draft pick / artist-in-bloom determined to win against all odds as she fights to escape the all too familiar “angry black female” stereotype, giving the two-finger gesture to the oversimplified characterisations of being hostile and overly aggressive.

Besides establishing herself as a formidable rapper, SPRTYK is also the CEO of STAR CLUB ENTERTAINMENT where she works as the creative director and stylist for other acts in New York’s eclectic scene including A$AP Ferg and Privilege New York.

‘Bad Temper’ forms part of her upcoming ‘Because I Feel Like It’ project, SPRTYK is set to continue being one of 2020’s favourite new music discoveries.

Check out the video for ‘Bad Temper’, directed by J. Chance + SPRTYK

Song of the Day: Choice – Ayelle

Pop/RnB artist AYELLE has joined forces with producer and good friend Rationale for her single, ‘Choice’.

Reflecting on the single, Ayelle says: “I wrote ‘Choice’ with one of my favourite people – and London collaborator – Rationale. When two broken people start falling for each other a lot of old fears can start resurfacing and you have a choice of whether to go through the fear or avoid it. That’s a choice we’re all entitled to and even though it hurts when someone decides not to take the risk of allowing themselves to fully fall for you, that’s still their choice and no one else’s.”

‘Choices’ is taken from Ayelle’s ‘NOMAD’ mixtape, slated for release next Friday (15th May).

Song of the Day: Get Away – KingMoneyMark

Hailing all the way from NYC, indie rapper KINGMONEYMARK makes his entry onto today’s limelight with this super smooth, summer-ready track titled ‘Get Away’.

Although this banger is clearly for the lovers, the title of the track can also apply to anyone at the moment, as we all dream of getting away from the current climate.

Time to escape from the craziness and check out ‘Get Away below…