DJ Chase Taps UK Artist OGW For Emotive Joint, ‘Bad Guy’

DJ CHASE teams up with British artist OGW for new emotive joint, ‘Bad Guy’, which chronicles the pain and struggles in everyday life.

OGW made his debut on the UK rap scene in 2022. While he takes influence from contemporaries such as Eminem, Jack Harlow and Kendrick Lamar, OGW’s years of experimenting within the hip-hop genre have culminated in a flow and style that are unmistakably his own.

DJ Chase is the founder of New York City-based production company Worldwide Soundz Records and the founder of DJ Chase Publishing, LLC. Before he was in the boss’s chair, his roots began as a professional DJ, specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/ Dance-Hall, old-school, and House music.

Have a listen to ‘Bad Guy’ below…

OUT TODAY: Slatt Zy Shares Emotional Track, ‘Feel It In My Soul’ + Video

Tennessee rapper SLATT ZY‘s contemplative trap-soul single, ‘Feel It in My Soul’, finds the rising star at his most vulnerable, referencing the struggles and loss that have shaped him. It’s another tantalizing, melodic tidbit from his life following the heart-wrenching ‘Hard To Live.’

Zy, who turned heads throughout 2021 with ‘Lean On’ which has amassed over 1.6 million video views, while ‘Don’t You Fold’ is over the million mark too. Both tracks showcase the young artist’s versatility as he details his deepest lows and celebrates his unlikeliest triumphs.

With critical acclaim from Lyrical Lemonade, EARMILK, HotNewHipHop, and more, Zy has established a reputation as one of the most soulful, and honest MCs in the game. Song by song, he is building a world that’s difficult to face, but even harder to look away from. With singles as tangibly powerful as ‘Feel It in My Soul,’ Zy is one to watch in 2022.

Watch the Marlo Taylor directed video, which is a moving tribute with Zy and his friends bonding over another senseless loss. Zy honours his friend by celebrating his life…

Song Of The Day: Struggle – 2840

Coming out of St. Louis, hip-hop duo 2840 comes through with their latest single, ‘Struggle’ which pretty much sums up the everyday obstacles that makes life that little bit harder.

So if you’re going through some financial issues, martial problems or even knock backs from chasing your dream, the hook in this track will definitely hit home: Sh”t so deep deep, you need a shovel. Welcome to my “Struggle”

Jason Ragan, who makes one half of 2840, was previously linked to hip-hop/rock group Liquor Store Bandits, often collaborating with Paleface Junkies and 3KNGZ.

Why not check out ‘Struggles’ below…

Listen To Lokoy’s And Nils Bech’s Single, ‘Relay’, Ahead Of Debut Album

Norwegian artist, producer and creative maverick LOKOY‘s new single, ‘Relay’ (with Nils Bech) is a dazzling polyrhythmic pop cut incorporating African-inspired percussion and sampled Icelandic church choirs.

Lyrically the track addresses the complicated emotions and insecurities surrounding self-confidence. Speaking on the meaning behind ‘Relay’, Lokoy said: “The lyrics place me in the centre of a huge stadium surrounded by spectators. It’s just before I’m going to run a relay race and I’m regretting signing up for it. I wanted that imagery to mirror the insecurity I sometimes feel for my own appearance and the constant comparison/competition I have towards myself and others around me. I believe this feeling is quite common, and something many people experience. I want to appear as good as the others in the room, and when I can’t, it feels like a loss. “I went the wrong way, you went the runway” shows this constant comparison and the feeling that you are never quite good enough compared to others.”

‘Relay’ serves as the final taster from Lokoy’s debut album ‘badminton’, coming out this Friday, 22nd January, via Lokoy (under exclusive license to Propeller Recordings).

Have a listen below…

 

Natty Boi Zoe ‘Give Thanks’ With His Brand New Track

Following the release of his album, ‘My Body, My Soul Vol.1’ – which claimed the blog’s Album of the Month title back in May –  NATTY BOI ZOE bounces right back with new track, ‘Give Thanks.’

Taken from the new project, ‘Da Street Poet’, the bass-heavy banger sees the New York – based spoken poet/rapper reflects on the hardships of his life, in which all were turned into valuable lessons and blessings.

Check him out below: