Rayana Jay of Richmond, CA has been steady killing it all year. Her effortless croons and taste for a wide range of production envelope listeners in a soothing trance that’s sure to have her making even greater waves in 2018.
To round out the year, Rayana returns with the official music video for “Magic.” Directed by Adrian Per, the ROMderful-produced standout from her Morning After EP is a modern twist on a ’70s vibe, topped with doses of classic call-and-response breaks throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for a few cameos as you’re dancing along, too.
Check out the video for “Magic” below.
Ahead of his first headlining tour, berhana is continuing his hotstreak with the visuals for “Grey Luh.” The track comes from his self-titled debut EP, pinning the blossoming singer-songwriter in the spotlight as he serenades with his tender croons. berhana sways over tropical production from Sapphire Adizes, capturing listeners as he rolls through the undertakings of love.
Peep the video for “Grey Luh” below, directed by Sam Guest.
It’s been nearly two years since Pell dropped his last project LIMBO, but anxious fans won’t have to wait much longer for new music. As the first taste of his forthcoming girasoul EP, the NOLA artist returns with “chirpin’.” His slick verses glide over gentle and piano-led production from Rahki, painting his search for love past touch screens and social media. Pell’s set to top off the year with a triumphant victory lap.
Check out the video for “chirpin'” below and expect girasoul on December 8.
When your favorite artists tour together, there’s always a part of you that hopes they have time to hit the studio. Last month, Smino and T-Pain brought this fan dream to life with their saucy remix of “Anita,” a true standout from the former’s blkswn album.
In celebration of Black Friday, the duo returns with a bundle of colorful visuals for the tune. T-Pain opens with his suave lines, followed by Smino building upon his original verse. With their matching outfits, the two tour a set filled with beautiful women to create an overall fun time.
Check out the video for “Anita” below.
The multitalented SOSUPERSAM is back with her first official music video featuring “A Little Wrong.” The Soulection DJ and singer-songwriter unveiled the song on her debut GARDEN EP in 2016, laced with production from The Stereotypes. Throughout the Vanessa Beletic-directed video, SOSUPERSAM explores the idea of how we often indulge to escape the hiccups we encounter in our relationships. The visuals are intimate and elegant, delving into her experiences with the tug-of-war that arrives with love.
Check out the video for “A Little Wrong” below.
Caleborate brought his soulful verses to Kinda Neat to perform “4 Willem.” The Real Person track was produced by his righthand Willem Ardui, who also offered his production on tracks like “Get The Green” and “Caught Up.” Caleb’s vivid storytelling culminates in a passionate performance imbued with his skillful pen. He reinforces the idea of keeping a level head to pierce through the bullshit of the industry and the perils of life.
In his conversation with Intuition, Caleb speaks on his roots, transitioning from basketball to rap, and his recent accolades. Check out the performance of “4 Willem” and the full interview with Caleborate below.
[Words by Camille Latzke]
Manchester hip-hop production team and live band The Mouse Outfit has brought together the talented UK artists IAMDDB and Fox for the perfect sound in their latest release, “I Wonder”.
Produced by two members of The Mouse Outfit crew, Chini and Metrodome, the smooth single is a flawless blend between IAMDDB’s mesmerizing bars and Fox’s reggae flare. The music video, directed by Jan Bannister and shot by Bannister and Marcus Gillard, features the two flexing their lyrical prowess as they occupy the streets of Manchester.
So far, there’s talk that the single will be included in The Mouse Outfit’s upcoming album along with collaborations featuring other hip-hop/funk rappers and singers. We have yet to hear this officially expressed from the group, but regardless look forward to their upcoming projects.
Check out the video for “I Wonder” below.
It’s been a true pleasure watching Travis Thompson continue to rise. Following a guest feature on Macklemore‘s “Corner Store” with Dave B, the Seattle-based artist swung by Kinda Neat for a smooth performance of “Need You.” Travis explores his inner struggles throughout the Nima Skeemz-produced cut, brought to life by his slick verses. In the accompanying full-length interview, Travis also mentions the many ways in which Intuition impacted his career and how he dove into the scene from a young age. With a wide smile on his face, Travis is set for an even bigger 2018.
Check out the performance and interview below, and revisit our full-length feature with Travis.
In the midst of touring with Gorillaz, Little Simz is back with another heater titled “Good For What.” As one of the eight additional tracks slated to appear on the deluxe version of Stillness In Wonderland, Simbi goes all out in her latest single accompanied by a Duy Nguyen-directed video. Harrowing production from Astronote backs her aptly confident verses, unfazed by nonbelievers while flexing on the competition. Simz continues to ramp up her momentum with each release, setting herself up for another banner year in 2018.
Check out “Good For What” below and expect Stillness in Wonderland (Deluxe Edition) on November 3.
[Words by Camille Latzke]
It’s been a month since the release of the expanded album 1992 Deluxe and Destiny Frasqueri (aka Princess Nokia) continues to turn heads as she both gracefully and aggressively shares what’s been on her mind. From songs like “Bart Simpson” to “Brujas,” Princess Nokia’s pride for her Afro-Latina roots and her Spanish Harlem upbringing is passionately narrated.
Conversations integrated within her music are elaborated in a radio show she also created, Smart Girls Club. Designed as a “platform for spiritual wellness, divine healing, educational magic and afro indigenous identity” (Instagram), Princess Nokia continues to inspire and empower feminist, activist, and bruja communities around the world.
Also be sure to check out how Princess Nokia is taking big leaps towards relief for Puerto Rico in her recent video “The Seven Sirens Healing Camp for Disaster Relief Of Puerto Rico.”