Posts Tagged ‘MC’

August 25, 2015
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I’m overjoyed to see Kwabs name all over the place these days, as IHM has been staunchly in love with the electro soul artist’s talent and honeyed voice for some time now. Kwabs goes from collaborating with a favorite producer of mine, SOHN, to being featured on Disclosure’s killer new single Willing & Able, to working and collaborating with the Trap Queen man of the moment, Fetty Wap. That’s right, Fetty Wap has offered up his ruffled, craggy vocals on a grandiose, dramatic remix of Kwabs’ new single Walk, first premiered on i-D.

February 10, 2015
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Not to make any controversial statement at all, since IHM is not about that sort of thing, but while certain edgy, originally ground breaking female rap artists are much more focused on creating tabloid fodder, Australia based Zimbabwe hip hop artist Tkay Maidza has been turning heads a plenty with song after fantastic song, each one showcasing a wondrous versatility. While early tracks reminded me of Azealia Banks with on point staccato rapping, Tkay Maidza has since proven that she’s quite the R&B and electropop artiste too. New slamming track M.O.B., produced by Elk, is a blend of both her rapping skills and some fantastically uplifting EDM styled production. M.O.B, is off Tkay’s highly anticipated debut album, due to drop later this year via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia. Tkay Maidza will be performing at SXSW this year. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch her live there.

January 31, 2015
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I’m listening and sharing a lot more indie hip hop these days than I have in a long time, which really says something about the scene. It also says a lot about how much I dig it when electronic and hip hop meet at the middle. New Birmingham based talent Thai Mason teams up with French producer FKJ on new track Drunk. The resplendent, snazzy atmosphere and Thai Mason’s soulful, earnest delivery are a fine pairing. Drunk is part of a collection of songs that Thai Mason has been writing and recording between Birmingham, Nottingham, and London, while working with some incredible producers.

January 21, 2015
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NYC indie hip hop artist Skizzy Mars is dropping some superb tunes left and right these days, leading up to the release of his The Red Balloon Project, slated for release on February 3rd. Today sees the reveal on a track named Be Lazy. Despite its name, there’s a nicely buoyant, gentle rhythm to the mellow song. Skizzy Mars delivers in spades on the vocals, as always. It’s a playful and cheeky third single off the coming project, and the perfect chill out tune.

January 15, 2015
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I’ve been waiting till today for this video to drop for a new Wake Up, a new single from an exciting hip hop artist named NF. Gorgeous, melting melodies start up the 23 year old Michigan native’s stellar tune, but Wake Up quickly launches into solemn, dramatic intensity. Transfixing and fierce, the song quickly convinced me that Nate Feuerstein is an up and comer to watch. There’s an alt quality to his music that evokes Linkin Park and a raw energy that reminds me of Eminem. Wake Up is off NF’s self titled EP from last summer. A debut full length is in the works for spring, and Wake Up is its new single. Watch the video below, then listen to another superb, engrossing NF song, All I Have below it.

January 15, 2015
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Get ready to swoon this a beautiful, jazzy, snazzy tune from Brooklyn’s PHONY PPL. Why iii Love The Moon is a woozy, intoxicating song, on top of boasting three whole i’s. The band brings in a hint of playful funk and plenty of hip hop on the swanky, mellow jam. Why iii Love The Moon is the kind of sugary song that transports me far, far away from my desk. The lovely song is off their newly released album, Yesterday’s Tomorrow.

January 14, 2015
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Raz Simone revealed a wicked new one today. If you were following along last week, I featured the Seattle hip hop artist’s acoustic meets electronic track These Words, a must if you missed it. He’s followed it up today with another track off his Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 mixtape, due out January 28th. My People is a horn abundant track on which Raz seems to channel some good ol’ 2Pac with his style of rap.  It’s quite entrancing and opulent. Stream These Words again below. Raz Simone is quickly becoming one of the exciting and potent hip hop acts of 2015.

August 27, 2014
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Happy hump day! Starting out with something resplendently slick and chic, courtesy of UK singer songwriter Tom Misch, who’s always so versatile with his tunes. Karma is a gentle hip hop tune that features British MC Loyle Carner. It’s a chilled out, weightless affair, channeling such airy lusciousness. 

August 27, 2014
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Happy hump day! Starting out with something resplendently slick and chic, courtesy of UK singer songwriter Tom Misch, who’s always so versatile with his tunes. Karma is a gentle hip hop tune that features British MC Loyle Carner. It’s a chilled out, weightless affair, channeling such airy lusciousness. 

New Angel Haze

June 3, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything new by New York rapper Angel Haze, but here’s her brand new single No Bueno. It’s a dope one, again cementing her serious ability to flow. It’s great that female MCs are really rising up to the top again lately. I was hoping to catch Angel live some time ago, but she cancelled her tour to work on her album, if I remember right. I’ll wait for the next time!