heatseekers

  • The third of our Heatseekers this weekend, Yung We$t, hails from L.A., a fact that his song "Bang Out" reveals almost immediately. A piano-led track, it also incorporates G-funk synths and an electric guitar -- perfect for those lowrider cruises through South Central.
  • Stephen Smith's profile is steadily rising. The New Orleans rapper has already collaborated with HNHH favorite, Euroz, and has plenty of music in the works with other artists. Smith cites Andre 3000, Kanye West, J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar as his primary influences, which explains his versatility on the mic.
  • Dame namechecks Kanye West on "Leggo My Ego", and while his traditionalist boom bap bears something of a resemblance to College Dropout 'Ye, he's more akin to the new wave of purists who cite that record as an influence-- think J. Cole or Wale.
  • Scott Kebo is an MC who hails from Indianapolis, IN, and is one of this week's Heatseekers, thanks to his track "Medusa's Hair Loss."
  • J. Austin is  a "polished Houston artist" who we've selected as one of this week's Heatseekers. Check out his song "Sheer Bliss" below.
  • Florida seems to be having something of a moment.
  • Overton Quay is an up-and-coming rapper from Dallas, Texas. The rapper is reminiscent of fellow southerner David Banner, choosing colorful instrumentals, and delivering hardened, but still very catchy flows and melodies.
  • Our last Heatseeker of the weekend comes courtesy of $osa, AKA Christopher Oden from Pittsburgh,PA. Only 21 years old, he claims to have started the "#BurghMusic movement," which he mentions a few times on "Fuck A Hook."
  • Hugo Black is an unsigned Rapper from Woodbridge, VA who produces all of his own tracks, and is one of this weekend's four Heatseekers. His track "Dreams Really Come True" also features El Screwup and "Yung" (perhaps a typo, perhaps a rapper named simply "Yung").
  • Through a link with Mack 10, IAMJ-BO was able tor perform on the WestCoast Fest tour woth the like sof Bone Thugs N Harmony, The Game, DJ Quik, Warren G, E-40, Dogg Pound, Too Short, Cypress Hill, & more.Judging by his latest track, "24/7" the Phoenix native deserves the hype, and judging by his connectio
  • Hiero was born in Egypt, but was raised in Brooklyn, before finally landing in Dallas, Texas. His flow has a bit of New York in it, but his production is 100% Southern. 
  • Angelo Rebel is a young MC from Toronto, Canada whose song "Over You" has been selected for Heatseekers this weekend. Featuring production from Chill Will, the track is taken from Angelo Rebel's Light Work EP.
  • Pecks is a 19-year-old MC from Orange County, CA who claims, "Music saved my life." His track "Dirtball," from the mixtape Above Common Knowledge, has been selected as one of this week's Heatseekers.
  • Grizzy is rising rapper out of the Detroit rap movement G4E. The rapper's latest track, "Tonight" comes off of the group's Nightlife Music EP, and exemplifies not only Griizzy's skill and charisma, but also his ear for production.
  • A.Y.S.O. is an up-and-coming rapper out of Louisiana, and his experimental brand of street rap has landed him among this week's top 4 heatseekers. "From The Hood" is a shape-shifting piece, as the rapper begins with a hard southern style, before the song drifts in and out of dreamy atmospherics.
  • The last of our four Heatseekers this weekend comes from an artist named Mr. Buhleedat, whose "Can't Control It" has been selected by our editors. Featuring Paco Trosclair, the track is an old school style New Orleans banger.
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