Watch Banggz’s Video For Track, ‘Placebo Effect.’

‘Placebo Effect’ is a surrealist and thought-provoking rap music video where BANGGZ delivers a poignant and introspective message about the arduous path of creatives within the music industry.

The two-minute production features evocative lyrics such as “I feel great already” interwoven with striking visual imagery of the Nigerian rapper’s blood-drenched body. Through the collaborative vision of Banggz and filmmaker Tani Olorunyomi, the video represents a remarkable response to the human condition and the industry’s insatiable thirst for exploiting artists for their commercial value. The song is part of a project titled ‘ttyl (an audio series)’ which was released last summer

Ottawa-based Banggz has gained recognition on various platforms such as CBC Canada, Ottawa Citizen, That Eric Alper, Tinnitist, Native Magazine, and Pulse Nigeria and has also opened for artists like WizKid, Pierre Kwenders, Asuquomo and KAR33M. Check out the video below…

Rapper Mindflip Drops Track, ‘Exquisite’ + Video

Rapper MINDFLIP was born with Tourette’s Syndrome and although he feared being limited by the condition, he eventually started to see it a different way in order to power up his dreams.

With his brand new single, the vibrant rhymester wanted to capture the essence of what it means to be Exquisite while also showcasing the fun, positive vibe of the song.

Starting out in 2018, Mindflip carved out a lane out for himself, putting a modern take on 90’s/2000’s style Hip-Hop. He’s currently working with producer Soké, on his new project, the Duality: The Life of a Gemini EP which will broaden his sound while still maintaining the smooth but intricate flows he’s known for.

Why not check out the video for ‘Exquisite’ , where the single shows the other side of this spitter to his fans and listeners…

Song of the Day: Way I See It – Pyano

Canadian rapper PYANO‘s first release of the year, ‘Way I See It’ is driven by a vibrant and energetic groove, taking a peek into his journey of finding his sound as an artist.

“I’m always somewhere between the motivational, hardcore rap that I grew up on versus the more melodic stuff that I listen to today,” says Pyano. “On this track, specifically, I find a good balance between the two which as a result enables me to celebrate the milestones of success in my life in spite of this whole pandemic thing. Despite the challenges and obstacles over the last couple years, I’m exactly where I planned to be, and further, which is why this track is a good representation of all the lessons I learned through all that.”

Born in Amman, Jordan but currently living in Ottawa, Canada, Pyano has mastered the art of bringing charged vibes on records, ranging from lyrically conscious to catchy melodic anthems. His music transcends borders between hip hop subgenres using witty yet motivational lyrics and a bouncy cadence to give his smooth signature style over an infectious piano laced beat.

Pyano released three singles in 2021, ‘Closed Off’, ‘Pineapple Juice’ and ‘From the Beginning’, his biggest single so far, and continues to make his introduction to the rap game known with his latest single, ‘Way I See It’ while teasing his first EP which will be out later this year.

Check out the official video for Pyano’s ‘Way I See It’…

Baëbe Ruth Shares Sensuous Single, ‘Rendez-Vous’

BAËBE RUTH‘s brand new single, ‘Rendez-Vous’, is one of those tracks that you can imagine hearing on various radio stations regularly…without wearing thin. Featuring a forceful punch of soulful R&B, inspired from the late nineties or perhaps early noughties, ‘Rendez-Vous’, expresses the singer’s thoughts on a guy she was infatuated with. Although they had unbelievable connection, she never revealed her true feelings to him.

With that said, I do feel that Baëbe has an underline message to share with prospective listeners – that is, if you like someone – I mean REALLY like someone – then pluck up the courage and tell them!

If you’re in the exact same position, have a listen to ‘Rendez-Vous’ for some Dutch courage….

Paragon Cause Has A Stong Message For The Haters In Single, ‘Play Me’

With ranging guitar plucks somewhat capturing a standoff moment in a Western movie, Canada’s Indie rock duo PARAGON CAUSE‘s brand new single, ‘Play Me’ has a strong statement about the way people treat one another and behave on social media.

The duo says of the release: “It’s almost a tease to all the haters in your life who take advantage of you, but you know what they’re doing. There’s a sarcasm in saying, I will let you play me over and over again.”

‘Play Me’ is the second single from their upcoming album, ‘Autopilot’, coming out on 13th August. Why not have a listen to the cinematic single, produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes…