Sylvan LaCue is keeping his self-produced run alive and well with his latest track titled “Selfish.” For the next preview of his forthcoming Apologies In Advance album, Sylvan reunites with director Jonathan Benavente to create another set of graceful visuals. Sylvan reminds listeners of the importance of self-care and how often times shared love for others comes at the expense of our own health.
Alongside the video, Sylvan also unveiled a heartfelt interview with Akaash Sharma, where he delves deeper into his departure from Visionary Music Group, battles with depression, and more.
Check out the video for “Selfish” below and revisit his previous single “Guilt Trip.”
On the heels of his Tidal Graves EP with Lege Kale, Khary is back with another saucy single titled “Wet Dream.” Khary uses his clever wordplay to craft an ode to his love in sight over warm production from Luke Jr. From Star Wars references to hinting at Boomerang sex tapes, Khary leaves no stone unturned in this vintage POV video.
In addition to new music, Khary has also kept busy with a collab with 47 Brand in the works. Khary’s “Find Me” was also recently featured in the NBA Live 18 soundtrack, alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kamaiyah, and Lil Uzi Vert.
While we await Khary’s new album, check out the video for “Wet Dream” below.
Little Simz has kept busy all year—from her headlining Welcome To Wonderland tour to joining the stage with Gorillaz, the London artist continues to garner a loyal fanbase around the world.
King Simbi recently swung by COLORS Berlin to perform her latest single titled “Backseat.” Produced by Astronote and topped off with additional vocals from Ella Mai and VanJess, Little Simz provides a status update for her fans. “Backseat” showcases Little Simz at her finest while we await a new surprise hinted to arrive in November,
Check out Little Simz’s performance of “Backseat” below.
In the midst of touring with SZA and Ravyn Lenae, St. Louis icon Smino swung by COLORS Berlin to perform “Maraca.” As one of the many gems from his debut album blkswn, the Monte Booker-produced joint features Smino at his finest bouncing between slick wordplay and punchy ad-libs. Smino delivers a passionate and energetic performance sure to please new and familiar fans alike.
Vibe out to “Maraca” below.
It’s been almost a year since Topaz Jones came through with Arcade, his ten-track future funk fest executively produced by LATE NIGHT EPISODE. The Montclair-based artist recently stopped by COLORS Berlin to perform one of his smash singles titled “Tropicana.” With a smile on his face and suave in his step, Topaz Jones brings the song to life with an unbound energy. His soulful raps whip over the groovy beat, serving as the perfect pick-me-up for the week.
Check out his performance of “Tropicana” below.
It’s been a wild year for Rich Chigga—from tracks like “Dat $tick” and “Who Dat Be” to getting Post Malone a Mariachi band at Rolling Loud earlier this year, the Indonesian rapper has propelled himself into the scene.
As one of the latest drops from 88rising, Rich Chigga is back with a new single titled “Glow Like Dat.” The self-produced track arrives with a colorful video, co-directed by Rich Chigga and James Defina. Driven by a long-distance relationship gone awry, Rich Chigga spins the breakup into a vibrant trip as he vents over a blend of delicate plucks and punchy 808s.
Check out “Glow Like Dat” below.
Rich Chigga will also be embarking on his first headlining tour kicking off at Day N Night Fest next week. Peep the full list of dates below and grab tickets here.
[Cover image by Keavan Yazdani]
Daniel Caesar has been taking the quality-over-quantity route for releases, carefully crafting the perfect blend of neo-soul that reels in listeners with ease. At the end of 2015, the Toronto singer-songwriter unveiled his Pilgrim’s Paradise EP, a seven-track outing featuring talent from BADBADNOTGOOD and Sean Leon. Daniel followed up late last year with the breakout success of “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis and continues to build his list of accomplishments.
To kick off the fall, Daniel will be releasing his long-awaited debut album next week titled Freudian. The project will build upon tracks like “Get You,” placing his heavenly vocals at the forefront alongside guest appearances from Syd, Charlotte Day Wilson, and H.E.R..
In celebration of the announcement, Daniel also dropped a set of vintage visuals for his most recent single “We Find Love / Blessed.” The video follows Daniel on his search for love, directed by Keavan Yazdani, Sean Brown, and Daniel Palmer. Needless to say, we’re stoked to watch Daniel continue to blossom in the near future.
Check out the video for “We Find Love / Blessed” below and expect Freudian on August 25.
naji returns with some more gold from The Optimist. His latest lyric video for “Long Distance” features fellow crooner Jeanie, bringing the track to life with a late night Skype chat. The duo goes back and forth exchanging lyrics from the song to create a refreshing and playful spin on the already catchy tune. Channeled by their heavenly vocals, their collab serves as a warm reminder that no amount of distance can get in the way of true love.
Check out the video for “Long Distance” below.
As the latest installment of Filmsupply Presents, “Fukuro” bridges the gap between several cultures. The video features the saucy track from Lege Kale and jåmvvis of the same name, brought to life by director duo Mindcastle and talented dancer Jessica Hu. As she is transported to the aisles of a Japanese supermarket, Jessica delivers a confident and hard-hitting performance to the thumping beat laced with woozy synths and echoing plucks.
Check out the video for “Fukuro” below.
As one of Chicago’s blossoming emcees, Joey Purp truly pours his heart into every track. Joey recently performed at his hometown’s Pitchfork Music Festival, backed by close collaborators Knox Fortune and Peter Cottontale of The Social Experiment. Alongside running through many iiiDrops favorites like “Girls @” and “Cornerstore,” Joey also brought out fellow Savemoney reps KAMI, Towkio, and Vic Mensa to bless the stage. Joey wraps up his confident and hard-hitting performance by previewing a few cuts from his forthcoming Quarter Things project, making for one of the standout sets from the festival.
Check out Joey Purp’s full set below and stay tuned for more on Quarter Things.