There’s so much music out there nowadays, it’s so hard to decide what new releases you want to listen to. We know for a fact that you’re missing out on some gems so don’t worry, we’ve created a shortlist for you below.
The Maffia – BrumTown (All Stars Anthem) ft. RM x Trilla x 5 Star Caps x Mvrnie x Trills x RK x Fox
Representing the next wave of talent in the Midlands, eleven of the most exciting artists to date combine forces for an addictive UK Rap soundtrack representing unity throughout their hometown. Opened by an honest conversation about the power of music within the youth of today, MafDotYou provides a classy chorus throughout exclaiming “It’s BrumTown, a city where there’s funds now, we’ve got sexy girls from BrumTown”, hinting at the progression and development of the area.
Throughout, each artist effortlessly delivers their own unique story, from the cheeky ad libs of RM and Trilla, to the seamlessly interwoven bars of OG Nicki and Daily Duppy favourite 5 Star Caps. A display of togetherness, harmony and solidarity, these artists are fast setting the tone for the rest of the UK rap scene, whilst simultaneously putting Birmingham on the map for all to see.
Devlin – Next Breed ft. JME, Frisco, Syer B & Lewi White
Recognised as one of Grime’s most respected and influential artists, London-based rapper Devlin returns with a high-octane soundtrack and a captivating visual featuring some of the very best lyricists including JME, Frisco and Syer B. Taken from his forthcoming album, woozy bass kicks combine with subtle piano keys and high-pitch vocals to create an intensely powerful atmosphere for the star-studded line-up to effortlessly trade bars.
Teaming up with fellow hitmaker Lil Tecca, ‘Prada’ joins Goldn’s catalogue of catchy hooks and knack for curating hybrid crossover bangers. Goldn famously solidified him as music’s next crossover star via his ubiquitous 2020 emo-rap hit “Mood”, with the 4-week UK number one hit since amassing 1.2B+ streams on Spotify alone and continuing to make a meaningful connection with audiences, as now officially 5x Platinum in the US and 2x Platinum in the UK. 24kGoldn’s musical palette continues to reflect today’s Gen-Z and millennial genre fluidity.
Z N O – MATTIC
Z N O, who hails from East London, is pouring his passion from his experiences into this flow. With all his released tracks sharing a varied element of his upbringing, Mattic takes his fans on a journey and introduces them to a side of him they may not have seen before.
He broke into the music industry in 2020 with his debut record ‘Rich and Bad’, has created quite a buzz for himself catching the attention of Mainstream Labels. His seasoned aesthetics and refined signature style has left fans intrigued at what is next. What is clear is Z N O has come into the music game to make a statement and so far that statement is clear and well received.
Kemi Suola – IF
Up and coming R&B-soul artist KEMI SULOLA is back with a glorious new single titled ‘IF’ as she continues to tease towards her anticipated new project ‘Room 3’ coming next year.
“The song is about a lady who is usually very sure of herself except for when it comes to love. To me, ‘IF’ is a song that speaks for people who may feel insecure about their lover or ultimately themselves. It questions if the one we need to be there for us in our hardest times would really be there. I suppose it was written in reflection of a time when I was in need and wondered the same. Essentially without saying the word, ‘IF’ inspires me to think about love and what the true meaning of it is.” – Kemi