Why We Like KV:
On "Can't Stop Me," the track that got KV on Heatseekers, KV brings an intensity and technical mastery that makes us want to label him the indie equivalent of Kendrick Lamar. He's that good. You may not have heard of KV yet, but there's a good chance that you will.
KV is a 19 year old rapper from Brooklyn. He started rapping at the age of 9 but didn't publicize it until he was in high school. He is influenced by Biggie, Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Big Sean & Kendrick Lamar.
Listen to the track that landed him on Heatseekers, "Can't Stop Me."
Also make sure to watch his music video for his "Berzerk" freestyle
Why We Like C Stocks:
C Stocks has an ear for that jazzy, hard-hitting Hip Hop of yesteryear. Not to say he sounds dated, but his flow and the tracks he chooses are imbued with the sound of that old underground. His freestyle on his track, "Work," is super smooth and it leaves us yearning for more.
Unsigned rapper ..just dropped first mixtape on datpiff.com hosted by dj skee !
Listen to the track landed him on Heatseekers, "Work (Freestyle)"
Plus watch his music video for "Kill Em With Kindness" below
Why We Like Ike Rivers:
Ike Rivers is from Houston, but he decidedly separates himself from the current scene of chopped and screwed, candy paint-glossy rap, opting instead for a more east-coast production style, and incorporating the storytelling of H-Town legends like Scarface. His elegant use of multisyllabic rhymes make for a highly technical style that is never overly showy.
21 year old college student from Houston, TX with hopes of getting people to listen to something new. Music is art and I just want to be the painter.
Listen to the track landed him on Heatseekers, "Excellence"
And make sure to peep his mixtape July Nights
Why We Like Xavier:
Xavier has a similarly poised delivery to that of Drake, with his words meticulously placed into tight structures that hit hard. There's nothing spontaneous about his style, as everything from lyrics to production seem to be organized and arranged in a particular and effective way.
19 year old artist studying at Georgia Tech. Music is my passion.
Listen to the track landed him on Heatseekers, "A Sinner's Diary"
Also, check out another record from Xavier, "Work."
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