• D. Smith hails from Hartsville, TN, a town not exactly known for it's hip hop scene, which may be why his sound is so singular. His new track, "So Gone" is a soulful auto-tune ode, using a crawling instrumental that sounds like something out of 90s Houston.
  • Following the steps of Heavy D & The Boyz, as well as Pete Rock & CL Smooth,SidneySide are putting Mt. Vernon back on the map. The trio bear a definite TDE influence, combining gritty storytelling with manipulated vocals, and deceptively catchy hooks.
  • With her poppy track "9-5," BiggBrooke has been selected as one of this weekend's Heatseekers. The rapper/singer's song was produced by JPhilly Beats and features Deejay on a guest verse. Brooke describes herself as follows:
  • For our first Heatseeker of the week, we've selected "Home Coming" by Jonny Unconscious. Sampling Harold Melvin & The Blues Notes' "I Miss You," which may sound familiar from Big Boi and Gucci Mane's "Shine Blockas," the track is a great look for Unconscious, who describes himself as follows:
  • It's been a minute since HNHH has had the pleasure of hosting some new music from reader-favorite Delasean. A former heatseeker, the emcee returns today with a brand new "Party Jam" for your next big event. Already earning spins on Sirius radio this week, the track may just be what blows Del into the mainstream.
  • Jay Savior comes from the Bronx, and currently studies at the University of Albany. His style is a similar mish-mash of influences as New York's ASAP Mob, with his production leaning towards the woozier sounds of Atlanta, though "Critic Hoe" wouldn't sound all that out of place on Trap Lord either.
  • Asad hails from South Central, Los Angeles, but his music doesn't bear the sunny G-Funk sound that the region has been coming back to recently, instead opting for a dark gangsta rap for comparable to Vince Staples and Aston Matthews.
  • When I heard the intro to Big Z's "Money Got Me Geek'd," I had to whip out Shazam to make sure that someone hadn't uploaded a Kevin Gates song under their own name. But it turns out that Big Z just has a very similar voice to the Baton Rogue spitter, and even cites him as a favorite of his:
  • G.u.w.o.p Gang are a group from Chicago who describe themselves thusly: "Blood brothers from Chicago with different styles and taste who just love to make good music." Their track "Go In" has been selected as a Heatseeker this weekend.
  • Amilcar is a rising rapper out of Chicago, but rather than embracing the punishing sounds of drill, or the soulful introspection of SAVEMONEY and Mick Jenkins, the rapper has alligned himself more with sonic experimentalists like IBN Inglor.
  • Daredevyl fits into the current Atlanta rap scene quite seamlessly. The rapper works with some woozy trap production on "Hunnid Bang Jugg", with hi svocal delivery falling somewhere between Peewee Longway and Que. Devyl is presently working on a series of EPs under the BlackJack21 title.
  • Florida Fiya describes himself as an "American Artist" from "the "City of Palms," Fort Myers, Florida." Today, his track "Fugitive" has been selected as one of this weekend's Heatseekers.
  • This weekend's first Heatseeker comes courtesy of L-T, whose track "Learn About Me" has been selected. It's a Drake-style atmospheric banger. He describes himself as follows:
  • Las Vegas seems to be having something of a moment these days. Spawning the likes of Dizzy Wright and Euroz, the unlikely rap town has been the subject of plenty of attention. Dillon Jamal is not exactly a newcomer to the scene, putting in 4 years on music so far, but he's certainly an exciting voice from the region.
  • PeeJay's sounds like a more ethereal take on classic Roc-A-Fella, opting for a grandiose string sample to compliment his semi-conscious, early Kanye West-esque delivery on "Love Lost".
  • The first one of this weekend's Heatseekers comes from an artist named DC D-Nice -- his song emotive song "Paralyzed" has been selected for this week's batch of winners. A piano-led ballad, the song has D-Nice singing and rapping in a variety of different styles, showcasing his versatility as an artist and musician.
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