It's a Chicago affair as Common and Chance The Rapper join fellow Chicagoan Lil Herb on his Welcome to Fazoland standout "Fight or Flight." Common and Chance add a breath of fresh air to the vocal-laden record as they effortlessly flow throughout. The remix is timely as the artwork references the chaos that is Ferguson, Missouri after the tragic death of Michael Brown. We see an unarmed black man surrendering to the militarized police that plague the United States. Why must the police wear military fatigues? Who are they hiding from? Why do they have automatic weapons to suppress a mainly unarmed population.
Up-and-coming California band The Neighbourhood continues to try their hand at hip-hop. They first recruited Casey Veggies and 100s for a captivating offering entitled "Jealou$y" and most recently they got Detroit Veteran Danny Brown for "Hate Machine." Brown effortlessly flows throughout as the 5-piece band crafts an infectious backdrop. This will be featured on The Neighbourhood's forthcoming project #000000 & #FFFFFF set to drop later this year.
After several successful releases Soduh drops off his highly anticipated project The Book of Soduh. The eight-track offering boasts only two features, fellow CCL$ brethren Icce and 7th Floor Villain's Black Zheep DZ, which allows listeners the opportunity to be introduced to the skills and stylings of the East Baltimore spitter. The 21-year-old up-and-comer took roughly a week to craft the captivating offering as he traveled from Baltimore to Los Angeles. The vivd and gritty lyrics found throughout paint a picture of struggle and a times triumph as Soduh struggles to find his place in the unforgiving streets of Baltimore.
True to her Jamaican heritage Tosh Alexander releases a new visual for "Right On Time", a record that hones the stylings of the Caribbean. Alexander got her name from her mother's favorite artist, and Jamaica native, Peter Tosh. Be on the look out for her forthcoming debut EP which is set to drop later this year.
Music industry fixture, blogger and rapper, DDot Omen and Brooklyn resident Vulkan The Krusader come together for the remix of Vulkan's well received record "Never Coming Back." DDot Omen surprises and effortlessly flows throughout the vocal-laden Lexi Banks production while Vulkan The Krusader does what he does best and handles the chorus while also dropping a captivating verse. Omen's forthcoming project #SilverAugust is set to drop Sept. 1st while Vulkan's VX-13 is available now.
Logic continues to drop music and work hard on his forthcoming Def Jam debut which is set to drop later this year, details on the album are quite scarce at the moment. His latest single comes in the form of the Childish Gambino-assisted "Driving Ms. Daisy." The refreshing self-produced instrumental allows both Logic and Gambino to display their lyrical prowess and varying flows which successfully propel this record forward as the hypnotic chorus serves as the guide.
In case you haven't been following in the past, Forever FC are some of the more promising up-and-comers in the Charlotte, North Carolina music scene. The collective, consisting of SchylerChaise, Jimmy Kelso, Tange Lomax, High I'm Ry, Lute and Lynn Kieno, recently came together for a gritty new posse cut entitled "No Love." Each artist with a verse effortlessly flows throughout The Mighty DR while High I'm Ry and Lute provide a captivating chorus. This recent release reminds us why we have been keeping up with them both individually and as a collective.
On a recent trip to New York City, Atlanta upstart Father crafted a visual for his latest single "Fake AF." The simplistic Rich Po Slim visual perfectly complements the minimalistic stylings of Father, who continues to press with his unique music. Father is poised to join fellow Atlantan ILOVEMAKONNEN as two of the more promising acts from the thriving metropolitan area.