We’re crossing the seas for this one. Fresh out of the UK comes Recording Artist Lil Opy. This 17 year old has been making a name for himself lately thanks to his debut single, “Hold You Down” and today, we feature both the audio and visual of said tune. Directed by Amir and features popular UK Artist Paigey Cakey and rising Artist Oluwa Shimzie, this is aimed at young couples, those going through “Cuffing Season“, and those who are experiencing Summer love. With a feel good Production provided by Opy, this might be the soundtrack to many dates this year. In recent years we have seen a growth of African Artists as they’ve not only commanded a presence on the Afrobeat scene, but making their mark in Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggae, Pop Music, and the various fusions of genres. Representing the Afro Allstars Collective, Lil Opy may just be one of those young Artists to look out for. Get yourself a “Bae” for this one. Check out the track and video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
August 21, 1986 is the year Usain St. Leo Bolt arrived into the world and in August 2016, he became legendary at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. While we’re sure Bolt is living it up on his birthday, let’s take a look at 9 (9 for his Record setting run of 9 straight Gold Medals a.k.a. “Triple-Triple“) tributes to the “Fastest Man Alive“.
1. Elephant Man – Nuh Linga (Bolt Remix)
2. Mavado – On The Go (Usain Bolt Tribute)
3. Vybz Kartel – Lightning Bolt
Straight out of the In.Digg.Nation Collective comes Recording Artist/Producer EvaFlow with his debut single, “The Anthem“. Produced by Christopher Cooper with assistance from The DrumKeys, EvaFlow flips lyrics that motivate you while the Production keeps you grooving. From encouraging you to follow your dreams, to wanting to build Empires, EvaFlow might have a single that will creep up on you over time. Hailing from Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Eva aims to make a mark with his own blend of Reggae and Hip Hop compositions. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaican Rapper Lxrd Ezzi could’ve used his talents to speak on topics you hear every other Artist talk about nowadays, but instead he addresses love and Domestic Violence on “Keep Moving“. Produced by JayEDGE, Ezzi speaks on the effects of Domestic Violence, and how love can help to heal the emotional scars. An issue that is sometimes overlooked, it is up to Artists like Ezzi to help bring awareness, and Organizations to help educate the masses about Domestic Violence. The song was also made to motivate those who are going through it and other issues to speak up, be free and rise above the oppression. This is the first single off Lxrd Ezzi’s upcoming “Music For The Deaf” project. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“For all the Dealers in the streets, and all the fly women in their Jeeps!“
Five Steez drops off another “Heat Rock” as the time draws near for his Mordecai assisted, “HeatRockz EP“. Today the Old and New Schools find common ground in the “True School“. Over hard hitting drums and eerie samples, Steez bobs and weaves and delivers dope lines speaking on “Dime A Dozen“ Rappers, not following trends, the true essence of Hip Hop, and of course showing respect to those who keep it true to the craft. This single is for those who push the BMWs or their feet, for those who find greatness in not only Old School Hip Hop, but in the New School, and for those who will keep this on heavy replay! Rock to this one by listening below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“Top Works Season” is in effect as Producer Teflon (Zinc Fence Records) adds the finishing touches to his new project, “Top Works Project Vol. 1“! Featuring tracks from fresh faces, new sounds, and new vibes, expect the unexpected on this one. Today, brings his Dancehall Artist Ulo to the forefront and fires off one of the first few tracks from the project. Titled “Real Yute“, Ulo delcares himself a real one and lets listeners know what he stands for over a bouncing Production which features Shaydz ZincFence/SilkkiWonda co-producing with Teflon. With Ulo’s delivery on this one, this sounds like a track that will you’ll hear a couple times and can’t help but letting it play in full over and over in your head. For the real yutes, be sure to keep an eye and ear out for “Top Works Project Vol. 1“! Mixed by Suku of Ward 21, and Artwork provided by ElephantRose. Ulolololololo! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.