Why We Like MarVell Hayes:
MarVell Hayes' flow is simultaneously aggressive and laid back, calling Big Sean to mind. This, combined with an eclectic ear for instrumentals and a heart filled with ambition, makes him a young talent to watch. Keep an eye on this one.
MarVell Hayes is on a journey for greatness. A driven new artist out of St. Louis, MO, he's looking to make it out of the shadow of his city and inspire anyone with a dream to do the same. Having dropped out of college to pursue his music career full time, he's poised to give music a new voice. Check out his debut album, which is a biography within itself.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers - "Pray"
And check out his "The Great Journey Begins" mixtape:
Why we like Mike Shaine:
Dover, DE spitter Mike Shaine is one of the more impressive Heatseekers we've heard in a minute. Although slightly reminiscent of Chance The Rapper, he's clearly carving his own lane, and has a unique perspective on both life and the rap game stemming a diet of classic hip-hop and the six years he spent in Okinawa, Japan as a child. Don't sleep.
25-year-old Michael Shaine Scott, better known by his moniker Mike Shaine, is a hip-hop artist out of Dover, DE with a uniqueness that puts a new spin on the game. DelawareHipHop.com has described Mike Shaine as having "one of the most outstanding rap voices since Q-Tip and a never-ending stream of crazy punch lines, which together solidify him as a force". He's had the opportunity to perform in front of such names as Sidney McDonald, Mr. Cynclair, and Grouchy Gregg, and continues to build his fan base, representing Dover while branching out to other States and pursuing a professional career in the music industry.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers - "Word Hard"
And check out his "Underachieved DoucheBag" album:
Why we like King Bar:
King Bar puts his hard-edged lyricism over twinkling synth-laden production. Adding an introspective layer to his hard New York delivery, and giving him a very singular sound.
Providing content far beyond popping bottles, chasing women and flashing gold, King Bar exemplifies complete authenticity. From his image, to his message he remains true to his roots separating himself from the plethora of gimmick rappers who currently dominate the rap game. Determined to avoid "fabricating his music" Bar admits he only knows how to be hisself. A 22 year old native Jamaica Queens native, in a short time he has created a lane of his own. Hardwork and dedication motivates his will to solidify his name in hip hop. The love of music and the support of family and friends keeps him driven to be the best. Having worked with the likes of Dj Don Demarco, young pretty and a host of local New York artist. Determined to rejuvenate the New York sound and become the new face New York Hip Hop.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers, "All We Know" -
Also, check out a video from King Bar, "Darkness Bright" :
Why we like Nkenge
Nkenge blurs the lines between emcee and singer, bringing a distinctive vocal approach to his self-produced--and very well performed--piano based beats. The DMV musician also tends to craft songs with multiple movements, which makes his music all the more exciting.
www.nkengeproductions.com ---Biography-- Born and raised in the DMV, Nkenge is taking hip hop to a new level of innovation with his skill as a lyricist, producer, pianist, and percussionist. Currently a computer engineering major at FAMU, he is pushing his brand of "Superior Minds" to accompany his art.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers, "The Same Thing Twice":
Also, check out his video for "The Same Thing Twice":
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