heatseekers

  • 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.
  • Teezy is a 20 year old up-and-coming rapper, born in Puerto Rico, but currently based out of Miami-Dade County. His choice in production falls somewhere between Atlanta's current trap scene, and DJ Khaled's anthemic crew tracks.
  • Ontario has been developing quite the scene over the last few years. With Drake and The Weeknd leading the pack, a lane has been made for other rapper's from the region to be heard, and The Flan is an artist that deserves just that.
  • On paper, naming a hip-hop track "Kenny G" seems like a sus move, but when said song's hook is "I'm smooth like Kenny G," the use of the notorious smooth jazz icon's name seems fitting. So it goes for Park, one of this weekend's Heatseekers, on his new track.
  • The first of this weekend's four Heatsekers comes from Tails, a Pennsylvania rapper. He describes himself thusly:
  • ShakeemX favors a sample-based style of production that recalls the work of J Dilla, which, as powerful as it may be requires a certain adeptness on the mic.
  • Kid Cartel delivers an interesting sound on his new track, "Quite Like Us", which is built off of a minimal instrumental, which features sporadic stabs of 80s drum programming.
  • "Young Chulo" may not be the hardest-sounding rap name we've ever heard, but we'll be damned if his song "This Is Nothin" isn't hard as hell. The Jacksonville native has this to say for himself:
  • Aside from Rich Boy and some underground killers like G-Side, Alabama isn't exactly thought of as a hotbed for hip-hop. But allow Stock, one of this week's Heatseekers, to change that for you. Here's what he has to say for himself:
  • 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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