Per usual, a new week out of the Bay Area means a new slew of releases from some of the hottest stars and rising faces. We’re going deep in this week to give you five of the best songs that we’ve heard over the last seven days. Take notes.
Anytime Yhung T.O.’s on the track, chances are that it’s going to be a banger. We’ve yet to hear him create a misfire. His new track “Harden,” in collaboration with Shoreline Mafia, is a smooth banger in ode to the Houston Rocket’s premiere guard. You’ll want to hear this one.
You’ll come here for the Notorious B.I.G. sample of “Juicy,” but you’ll stay for the Bay Area rendition’s authenticity. Tah-Hir is a more than capable lyricist out of the area with an exciting new take on Biggie’s classic. It’s one of the better ones that we’ve heard thus far.
Detroit and the Bay Area collide once more. Cash Kidd, who’s been working with a ton of Bay Area artists lately, has connected with Derty Dollaz for an exciting trap banger that brings the best of both metro areas’ aesthetics to the forefront.
Janel Marisse reminds me a little of Kehlani; two breezy singers with something unpredictable and exciting about them. “Clock In” is Marisse’s attempt at breaking the mold and she succeeds beautifully. Her surprising vocals make her one of the singers to watch in 2019.
Dej Loaf isn’t a name discussed too much when talking about Detroit rappers, even though she’s been huge for the spotlight currently engulfing the city. Her collaboration with Jonn Hart called “LIFL” is everything you’d want out of one of her songs – poppy, luxe, and sexy.
Julz drops “Bad Habit”
Juels Acevedo, also known as “Julz”, is an American singer, dancer, and guitarist of Puerto Rican and Guatemalan descent. He spent his early years in New Jersey learning how to play various instruments by the age of 5. His mother picked up on his many talents and put him into a school for the arts. Some kids grow up practicing sports full time, but Juels wanted to be a star. Juels was recording music by the time he was 13, and eventually took on the Julz moniker when he began to take his music to the next level.
Although he began studying the likes of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and other classical rock and pop artists, he later progressed into a contemporary R&B and Urban Pop artist. Influenced by top tier artists such as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Trey Songz, Juels found his own voice in the urban music realm. The sixteen-year-old talent showcases an agile vocality that projects a light-rasp in his pitch with feel-good melodies to compliment his undertones that are sonically vibrant in his music. After releasing his popular single, “Anything,” featuring Eric Bellinger in 2019, Juels plans to cultivate his audience under the direction of Blaq Tuxedo’s hit-making production for his next biggest hits yet, that includes “Bad Habit” in 2020.
Check out “Bad Habit” over on Apple Music.
Sic WithIt drops “U A Snitch”
Sic WithIt has released a raging new single, “U A Snitch” that features YBN Almighty Jay. Set to a decidedly Bay Area-influenced bounce, both rappers explore the harsh feelings that come with confronting a person that isn’t as real as they claim to be. The song, which comes with a music video that premieres next week, is an exhibition in emotion as musical inspiration, being one of the most intense songs, across all genres, that you’ll hear all year.
Check out “U A Snitch” over on Apple Music.
@cammurdochjams speaks to the black creatives on new song, “Stay Well”
Virginia rapper Cam Murdoch has an important message for black artists in the midst of the pandemic. It’s okay not to be at one hundred percent, and it’s understandable to not feeling like doing anything with so much going on. His new song “Stay Well” is about the importance of self care and it’s a necessary listen for anyone who’s feeling like they need a push in the right direction.
Check out “Stay Well” below.