Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 16, 2014
Daye Jack is not a typical rapper. His story is unique. At only 18 years old Jack has an incredible amount direction and self-assuredness. He has honed his skills and knows his weaknesses more than your average teenager. With only one full body of work under his belt, there is plenty of room for growth and “Trapped In Love” is a fascinating, personal and beautiful step towards realizing that full potential.
Take a listen below, and get accustomed to a voice you will be hearing plenty more from in the future.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 14, 2014
After premiering on Pitchfork earlier this week, Rome Fortune went on to gather up a gaggle of critical acclaim on his new release, “Lights Low”. Fortune stayed true to his trippy, dream-like sound gliding atop of the Four Tet production. And, although it is unclear how many more releases there might be before his next project, we can assume that we will be equally as impressed.
Rome Fortune just finished up his New York City debut show this week at the Hudson Project. Fortune is on to something big here, and it won’t be long before his Atlanta roots spread worldwide.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 3, 2014
People who follow my postings on Fresh New Tracks, should not be surprised to see the name, Saba, appear. The straight-firing Chicago emcee has had a constant stream of music being released over the past few weeks, each song preparing listeners even more for the final body of work it fits in to.
“Butter” is his newest song and video, which flows from his mouth to your ears as smooth as –dare I say– butter. Saba touches on his family life, and other subjects close to the heart all while keeping the song positive and an enjoyable listen.
Stream the song below, and give the video a look here, if you’re interested.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on June 20, 2014
Today I wanted to present to you the newest young emcee earning his keep in the DMV, Black Zheep DZ. He has performed alongside GoldLink, as well as starred in the “When I Die” music video. However, he is far more than a supporting role.
Just yesterday he dropped the newest single off of his forthcoming mixtape, 8th World. The song is called “Mr. Slick” — a self-proclaimed nickname for the 20 year old. Zheep has already made quite an impression in and around Maryland, so it’s only a matter of time before he finds his voice and is able to expand operations nationally.
In addition to “Mr. Slick”, Black Zheep also recently released a music video for his song, “Yesterdays”. A catchy, yet gritty, song that shows the direction Zheep plans to take his music. Accompanying the song is an incredibly well-done video by the fine people at Goodboy Media.
Posted by yabishcic on June 17, 2014
Chukka Loe, a member of a group called Supersonic ERA based out of Wichita, KS, caught my attention as soon as the beat dropped. I’ve been passively obsessing over this song lately, so I thought I’d allow you guys to start too. Everything about this beat is perfect and Loe’s voice is the cherry on top.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on June 4, 2014
A few weeks back we brought you “401k” by Chicagoan, Saba. The song was a deep, dark, and raw hip-hop track. With “Burnout”, we see a different side of Saba. While he undoubtedly stays true to himself with meaningful story telling, he is also able to show a more upbeat and easily-digestible side of his music.
Each line has a languid feel to it, while still packing the punch it should. Eryn Allen Kane chimes in beautifully with each hook to round out an already impressive song.
“Burnout” has been floating around the internet for nearly two weeks already; don’t wait any longer to listen.
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on May 31, 2014
By this time, most of you should be familiar with the Chicago rap-group by the name of Save Money. After the success of frontman Chance the Rapper, the floodgates were opened for the Save Money team. Vic Mensa soon followed in suit, achieving a coveted spot on the XXL Freshman cover, and slowly making his way to the mainstream.
Now, all eyes are peeled waiting for the next talented artist to burst out of the Chicago bubble. Could it be Joey Purp? Quite possibly. He provides an exemplary juxtaposition of Chicago drill music, combatting the violence in the city and doing his part to make a positive impact. While at the same time his voice does not blend in with those of Chance and Vic, making it more interesting and less recycled.
Watch above his newest offering, “Don’t Stop”. I could make a pun here about replaying the song and not stopping it, but I’ll refrain. You’re welcome.