heatseekers

  • Kush is an 18-year-old rapper from Orlando, FL. His style is remiscent of Atlanta's Que, equal parts room-shaking and catchy.
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  • King Bank$ has an infectiously catchy style that immediately caught our interest. His half-sung raps and post-ringtone raps are complimented by sporadic stabs of lush synth strings on his track, "Money".
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  • "ill Phil links up with his homie Killa Kala$nikov to bring the new summer banger "Im The Man"... produced by ill Phil himself."
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  • Our first Heatseeker of the weekend is Sommy Lovell, whose introspective track "Portraits" has been selected for its inventive production and thrilling rapping. The synth-led track finds Lovell both rapping and singing, showcasing his multiple talents. His description of himself is as follows:
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  • Deuce-1 is a rising rapper from Little Rock, AR. His unique style is defined by his half Pimp C, half Young Thug southern flows, but the technical ability is there too. "Deuce" is the official 1st single from the SVGPSR compilation, which is due out soon.
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  • Lousiana's FlyGuyJame$ has a distinct sound that spans multiple regions. His sound recalls the chant-y melodicism of K Camp, and the punchy production of Oakland's HBK Gang. Overall, it's fun music, and FlyGuy seems like the kind of talent that could break through with a club hit sometime soon.
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  • On the triumphant-but-gritty "Been Through It All," you may be tempted to compare Lex Cortez's unhinged delivery to Schoolboy Q's, but the 17-year-old MC exudes the confidence necessary to rock it. With a sing-song rapping style, Cortez spouts off catchy bars that you'll want to return to many times.
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  • This weekend's crop of Heatseekers kicks off with Daylieboi's "The Cocky Song," a Houston-style chopped and screwed production, by way of A$AP Rocky's more modern update on that sound.
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  • AJ Bank$y is somehow the first rapper to sample Lana Del Rey's "Video Games", and the pitched up sample works as a perfect contrast to his southern trap style. Pitching up the vocals, backpack Kanye-style, Bank$y uses the strings for the backdrop on the verses and has the haunting refrain come in for the hook.
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  • If you follow HNHH, you've probably come across Heatseekers before. The rapper has been a fan favorite in the competition, and today, he's shared yet another new track. This time around, the Jersey rapper seems to have tightened up his flow even further, delivering a blinding double time flow.
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  • Z-Wells is a "16 Year Old MC in Houston," who is originally from Louisiana. He began making music in the 5th grade, and he believes that he "got good in the 9th grade." His track "Best Friend," which also features Tone-E, has been selected as one of this weekend's Heatseekers.
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  • Donell Vic, AKA "DonVic," is a new 25 year old Chicago rapper who claims he "is well known locally also known as a singer / producer /beatmaker." This weekend, he's been selected as a Heatseeker on the strength of his song "Talk To You/Fire."
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  • Read Richarts' "Dear Chance" video is the winner of this week's Heatseeker Video Edition.
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  • The BeatKnox are a rap and R&B group out of Southern California. They've adopted DJ Mustard's clubby approach to R&B, creating their own version of the sound we've heard on hits like "Show Me", "24 Hours" and "2 On".
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  • Mr. Buhleedat is an up-and-coming rapper out of New Orleans. From just one track, it's easy to get a sense of the emcee's personality, and unique style. Here he gives us a summer track, but makes sure to load it with plenty of depth as well. Look out for more from the rising rapper in the near future.
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  • Uneek currently resides in Paterson, New Jersey, but he was born in Mexico. The Latino rapper has always had a musical background, starting with traditional Mexican sounds, and moving on to hip hop in his teen years, the emcee has created a unique sound, which holds for a promising future.
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