Int'l Hay Sus' west coast roots are evident in his delivery, but his choice in production, and overall sound is very much a step away from the very trendy Mustard-centric music coming out of the region these days.
Allan Rayman covers a lot of stylistic ground. When you first hear him on "LA/NY/CHI (Monopoly)", you assume him to be a singer, since he sounds classically-trained. A few bars later however, he starts breaking out some well-honed, and engagingly personal rhymes.
True East made The Heatseekers with the track, "The Fault," which showcases a winding moralism with a subtlety rare to Hip-Hop. Not to paint him as anything other than dope though, this track has a stylish production provided by Canis Major and True East's skills behind the mic are impressive.
This self-produced cut landed Dallas, Texas artist Cage The Great among our top Heatseekers this week.
Not only is Cage a dedicated emcee/producer, he's good-natured, positive and forward thinking, something the rap game could use more of.
The Based God would be proud.
Tesfa is as talented a producer as he is an emcee, introducing middle-eastern sounds to his bass-heavy style of beat-making.
The result is a cloudy, cerebral kind of sound that differentiates him from many rappers coming up today. If he keeps pushing this unique style, he should break through soon.
Ralph Solo, AKA Barton Steele (formerly Kid Black), is an emerging 19-year-old emcee/producer. He's also an amateur photographer and film director whose influences include Kanye West and Michael Jackson.
For those unfamiliar, King Dwight is an emerging artist from San Antonio, Texas. Known as one of the top artists in the Dallas/Arlington area, he works "predominantly in the medium of rapping" but counts producing among his various musical talents as well.
Rasean Douja was another one of our Heatseeker Final Four winners in Edition 36, with his soulful effort "Tears of Joy" with production coming fom David B.A.N.G. Does he have talent?
You can listen to more from Douja right here.
AIMSQUAD was one of the four winners in our Heatseekers competition, edition 36. The rap group from West Orange, New Jersey made their way to the Final Four with this record, "Do You." Are you feeling it?
Jae Fly was a winner in our Heatseeker competition, and today he returns to HNHH with a smooth offering (production from Apollo) off his new Fly Fridays EP. Download the EP here if you're feeling this, or support Jae on iTunes. Jae hails from Amsterdam.
Jay Wirth was among the Final Four Heatseekers in Edition 36, with his record "Taurus" standing out in submissions.
Jay is a 17-year old rapper hailing from Pennsylvania, and you can listen to more from him by checking out his latest mixtape the Spiral Staircase.
Bump Tears of Joy (Prod. by David B.A.N.G.), the latest cut from Rasean Douja. It dropped on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Rasean Douja's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Tears of Joy (Prod. by David B.A.N.G.) is no exception.
Check out Smile (Prod. By J Glaze), the latest track from K Da Don, which dropped on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. K Da Don's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Smile (Prod. By J Glaze) has further strengthened that fact.