When dreampop blends with hip hop, how does it sound? North Carolina’s indie pop outfit THE MYSTERY PLAN and rapper BIG SUPREME show us just how beautiful and deep it can be. ‘Silver Lining’ is the lead track from their latest album ‘You Also Have Eyes’, co-produced by the legendary John Fryer. The new chill video sees these two artists joins forces amidst high cocktail hour.
Big Supreme says “I was truly in a period of stagnation musically… When I heard the music The Mystery Plan had put together, I just let it play and let the spirit speak through me. What came out of it was a message of hope for 2021 and beyond… at the end of every struggle in life, there’s a silver lining.”
Check out the official video for the banging single below…
Contrasted with DEVN‘s care-free, upbeat introduction on his anti-love summer anthem ‘Freak Freak’, the multi-talented artist slows the pace and flexes his vocal chops on the sentimental latest single ‘Foreva’. The song finds the Charlotte, North Carolina newcomer embracing love with ethereal vocals that float over smooth production.
“‘Foreva’ is about being afraid to lose the feeling of love, and having the desire to hold on to a special romantic relationship that lasts forever.” – DEVN
Check out the official video for the single below…
After celebrating the release of his new mixtape, ‘Thank You For Believing’, and his latest career milestone – surpassing one billion combined global streams across all of his songs – TOOSII is back with a new video, ‘Red Die’. Filled with friends, cash and cars, the clip’s joyful sense of comradery is balanced by Toosii’s memories of loved ones who have departed and the existential questions that haunt him – “Ask God ‘why me?’/Must be two sides to the story siamese.”
‘Red Die’ is the closing track from ‘Thank You For Believing’, which debuted in the top 25 of the Billboard 200. Other standout tracks include ‘What It Cost” and ‘Back Together,’ which appeared on XXL’s weekly list of “best new songs.”
Toosii has proven to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars. While his career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, Toosii found staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. He quickly followed those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020. Toosii earned his first Gold record in January 2021 – for his top 10 Urban radio hit, ‘Love Cycle’. He is Audiomack’s latest #UpNow artist and Billboard named him as an artist to watch, noting, “Toosii is coming for the crown.”
Check out the video for ‘Red Die’, was directed by NoRatchetss, who helmed the official video for the title song from Toosii’s Poetic Pain.
The Grammy-nominated viral R&B/Soul sensations THE HAMILTONES shared their brand new video for latest single ‘Manager’. Designed to make the ladies go weak at the knees, the single was released for Valentine’s Day.
A significant departure from the trio’s more traditional, adult-contemporary soul sound, ‘Manager’ serves as the lead single from The Hamiltones’ forthcoming new project, expected to drop this spring.
R&B/Soul sensations, THE HAMILTONES kick off US Black History Month with a plea for humanity in the official music video for ‘My Life Matters’.
‘My Life Matters’ is from the Grammy-nominated trio’s powerful new album’1964′, which was released on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech at the March on Washington, and the 65th anniversary of the high-profile death of Emmett Till. With a recording from Congressman John Lewis, ‘1964’ serves as a timely tribute to the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., while providing a moving soundtrack to the current global movement for racial justice and equality.
Check out the reflective video below, Directed by The Last American B-Boy.