Why We Like AWOL$:
Despite his age, AWOL$ exhibits an impressively developed flow and a natural flair for wordplay. This, combined with a classic hip-hop sensibility, makes him an engaging new voice. Keep an eye on this one.
Jimmy Taylor, aka AWOL$, is an unsigned, 17-year-old hip-hop artist from Rhode Island. He describes himself as a RARE young talent with outstanding flow, and is currently working on his new "Blvck Symphxny" mixtape, which promises excellent replay value.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers - "Cassette Deck"
Check out another track from AWOL$, "Crate Diggin"
Why we like D-Blockz:
Although his approach to lyricism is somewhat traditional, D-Blockz' flow is quite unique, and his ear for both experimental and eclectic beats should differentiate him from his peers as he makes his way upward through the ranks.
Derrick "D-Bo" Bonnah, aka D-Blockz, is a rising 19-year-old hip-hop artist raised in the greater Boston area (Waltham, MA). The truth is in the sound.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers - "We Winnin"
Check out another track from D-Blockz, "40 Round"
Why we like iHateYouFano:
iHateYouFano has one-up on a lot of the stoner rap emcees out there-- he's a very technically gifted rapper. Fano can easily lock into a double time flow, losing none of the laid-back quality that is inherent to his smoked out beats. It injects some new excitement into an already proven formula.
FanoBee (Fano Barone) is a dedicated hip hop rapper and music producer from the Tacoma, WA area. Although he can rhyme words together in a nasty flow involving sick metaphors, he can also produce incredible music. He's worked with many Grammy winning producers, who all say he's full of potential.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers, "Waken Baken" -
Also, check out his new "Menthol Break" mixtape:
Why we like K Da Don:
K Da Don has both a strong melodic sensibility, and a knack for coming up with inventive, and catchy flows. It gives him a good range of doing instantly satisfying, lighthearted rap tracks, as well as more introspective cuts, making him as versatile as he is talented.
K DA Don was born in the Bronx, NY but raised in Polk County in Central Florida. He's been grinding hard since 2010 & was good enough to participate in BET's 106 and Park freestyle Fridays. In 2011 he went on his first promotional tour around Florida performing in cities such as Jacksonville, Daytona, Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, and Miami. In 2012 he won 1st place in the Coast 2 Coast Miami industry mixer. In 2012 he also released his first solo project "Smiling Faces" on datpiff.com . The single "Aw Nah" of that project is being featured on a variety of Coast 2 Coast mixtapes, and DJ Q's Music On Demand mixtape which was featured on thisis50.com. In 2013 K Da Don linked up with Diggy Dime Records, for a promotional partnership to work on his 1st album titled "Therapy". Which features this new single "Ratchet or Booshee" which has been played on NYC's radio station Power 105.1
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers, "Smile" -
Also, check out his "Ratchet or Booshee" video:
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