Earlier this year, Indiana singer-songwriter Omar Apollo unveiled his debut Stereo EP, a seven-track journey that captured fans with his unmistakeable charm. Omar bolsters an impressive range, contrasting silky croons in “Ugotme” with in-your-face raps throughout “Hijo de Su Madre.”
Following his nearly sold-out headlining tour in support of Stereo, Omar returns with the visuals for one of the highlight singles from the project, “Erase.” Director Kevin Lombardo and cinematographer Daniele Colombera follow Omar as he wanders the house after a wild night. From quick smoke breaks to his iconic dance moves, Omar finds peace during his morning adventure.
Check out the video for “Erase” and his upcoming Europe tour dates below. Also be sure to peep our recap from his sold-out concert in San Diego.
From his classic tracks like “Game Ova” to his recent breakout single “Troop” with Smino, Tobi Lou continues to take the Internet by storm. The Chicago artist recently finished off his EP trilogy with tobi lou and the Juice, boasting talent from Galimatias and Zack Villere in an exciting bundle of tunes. Tobi’s clever pen is often backed by muted synths and spacey percussion to create a refreshing sound.
Tobi returns to our pages with his latest set of visuals for “Buff Baby,” tag-teaming with animator Ronald Grandprey and right-hand director Glassface. Drawing inspiration from Adventure Time!, Tobi fills the video with a slew of Easter eggs for fans to unravel, including a nod to everyone eager for “Numbers” to drop. With his Cult Classic debut album on the way later this Fall, Tobi is well on his way to another banner year.
Check out the video and his upcoming tour dates with KYLE and Marc E. Bassy below.
DUCKWRTH is a true ball of energy that’s not afraid to embrace his individuality with open arms. Raised by the streets of South Central Los Angeles, DUCKWRTH bounces between funk-filled grooves, clever raps, and head-thrashing punk while also exploring his love for fashion and design. The W&V alumni took another leap forward in his sound with an XTRA UUGLY mixtape late last year, especially with highlights “THROWYOASSOUT” and “TAMAGOTCHI,” while also joining What So Not on his national tour.
DUCKWRTH is back on our pages today with “Fall Back,” his latest single and the first taste of his new Falling Man album slated for later this year. His rockstar confidence is paired with high-octane production from Two Fresh that’s sure to have you moshing in your living room. DUCK also teamed up with Vevo DSCVR to bring the track to life with Kingjet of Two Fresh and Anthony Dragons, delivering a truly incredible performance with a special switch-up at the end.
Check out the video and the dates from his upcoming headlining tour below.
I first came across Maesu‘s music last year when he dropped “Left You,” a sleek tune produced by Koyö that highlights his crisp skills with the pen. The Los Angeles artist would soon follow up on the single with his deSerVe EP, a seven-track journey featuring standouts “OG” and “Aquimini.”
Maesu makes his debut on our pages today with the official video for “Late Nite News.” The KINGBNJMN-produced song is brought to life by director Trent Barboza, pinning Maesu in a strange loop after falling into the wrong hands leaving the diner. Maesu embarks on an eerie joyride that continues to spiral throughout. With another leap forward in his sound, we’re excited to see what Maesu has in store for the rest of the year.
Check out the video below.
With catchy tracks like “Same Ol Stan” and “Das Boo” under his belt, Sam Stan is an exciting voice from Broward, Florida known for his “happy raps” movement. His versatile flow is often laced with twinkling production from the likes of Namesake. and Kaleb Mitchell, sure to have you hooked on his uplifting energy.
On the heels of his Happy Hour EP, Sam is keeping his hotstreak alive and well with his new video for “Outta My League.” Sam links up with fellow Floridian Lukeem over bouncy production from Malveaux, detailing what it’s like to land the girl of his daydreams. Director Adam Rioux follows Sam around 29 82 In The Swamp, a local smoothie and breakfast spot, as he drifts between slanging drinks and spilling verses. With more happy raps on the way, Sam’s latest video is the perfect way to start your week.
It’s been nearly two years since Innanet James broken into the scene with “Summer,” an upbeat and funky anthem that highlights his punchy flow and refreshing energy. The Silver Spring, Maryland emcee kept the momentum going with his debut project titled Quebec Place, further pushing the limits of his clever pen.
Fresh off hiatus, Innanet James is back with a brand new single titled “Bag.” His first release as part of the Rostrum Records family showcases will also be featured as part of the official NFL MADDEN ’19 soundtrack. Smooth production with a bossa-nova flair from Lawrence Mace serves as the perfect foundation for his explosive flexing throughout the track. With his refined confidence, we’re excited to see what else Innanet James has planned for the near future.
Check out the Riley Robbins-directed video for “Bag” below.
From his powerful solo work to his equally mesmerizing efforts as the frontman of Sonder (alongside producers Dpat and Atu), Brent Faiyaz is one of the most exciting voices in the current music scene. His prime songwriting and tender soul is channeled by a delicate falsetto, culminating in a timeless sound. Late last year, Brent unveiled his debut album Sonder Son, bridging both his projects together with a vivid snapshot of his life.
Today, Brent unveiled the first set of visuals from the album for the fan favorite “Gang Over Luv.” As director and close collaborator Noah Lee follows Brent roaming the streets, the track reminds us of the strength of having the right crew that’ll stay by your side on the rollercoaster of life. A soon-to-be crashed plane stands as an ode to the phoenix life cycle of our hopes and dreams—the ending might not be glamorous, but we always find a way to get back on our feet.
Check out the video for “Gang Over Luv” below and his new limited edition merch at his website.
Brent also teamed up with Tidal for “Voice of the Underground,” a documentary by Jack Dalton giving us a glimpse of the Sonder Son Tour.
GoldLink is one of the main frontmen of the current wave of hip-hop. Hailing from the DMV, GoldLink got his first break from his 2014 project titled The God Complex, a trip into overdrive. The powerful artist eventually connected with Rick Rubin, who would executive produce the Soulection-released follow-up And After That, We Didn’t Talk, covering the perils of a young heartbreak.
Flash forward to 2017, GoldLink inked a deal with RCA Records. “Fall In Love” and Grammy-nominated “Crew” would serve as the two main singles from his At What Cost debut album.
This past week, GoldLink led a trip down memory lane for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, performing cuts from each of the three projects. With a full band behind him, including close collaborator Louie Lastic on bass, GoldLink throws an even more soulful spin on many fan favorites.
Check out GoldLink’s performance below.
Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers returns with her single “Fallingwater,” a crisp, flowing track imbued with themes of struggle, liberation, and release. Written originally in 2016, the song was co-written by Rogers and Rostan Batmanglij, a former member of Vampire Weekend.
Rogers first entered into the public music eye through a video that racked up nearly three million views; in it, she plays her debut single “Alaska” for Pharrell during a masterclass at the NYU Clive Davis Institute. “I grew up in a rural area in the eastern shore of Maryland,” she says in the video, going to explain that while she originally made folk music, an experience in France with dance music caused her to reevaluate her personal style. What results is rich, free-spirited indie pop, punctuated by delicate syncopation and steeped in ideas of discord, harmony, and nature.
In addition to her talents as DJ, SOSUPERSAM continues to build her career as a skilled singer-songwriter. The Soulection rep followed up on her Garden project a few weeks back with Priority, a sweet bundle of her alluring vocal work.
Ahead of her debut headlining tour next week, SOSUPERSAM returns with the official visuals for the lead single from Priority titled “Drip.” Director Alexandra Gavillet brings the track to life as Sam riffs over smooth production from Nick Pacoli. Equal parts steamy and sparkly, the video captures the essence of effortless intimacy for fans to enjoy.
Check out the video for “Drip” and SOSUPERSAM’s upcoming tour dates below.