Back in October 2019 we introduced readers to Parker Longbough, the nom de plume of Matthew Witthoeft, a singer songwriter and musical artist from Anchorage, Alaska. The wide open spaces are strong in his songs, and no less so than in his latest single, ‘The Youngster’, which comes from his fifth album, ‘Crackle and Hiss’. Both single and long player were released on Friday 22 January.
Palestinian-American singer-songwriter, Aladeen Alhyahek, takes his inspiration from Michael Jackson with is upbeat debut pop album, ‘Blue Flame’. Comprising seven tracks, the album, which has also been influenced by R&B, hip hop, KPop, and JPop, sees Aladeen singing and rapping, accompanied by a dance beat.
West Baltimore Hip Hop artist Cutty Kev has made a name for himself with his tunes which take everyday people and situations, and turn them into rhymes which people can relate to, as well as have a groove. He started well before he was a teen, and by the time Kev was 15, he had managed to get together some home recording gear, making a few mixtapes: ‘Cutty Muzik’, ‘We Are So Swagg Vol 1’, and ‘New Heat’. He shared his CDs at work, and eventually caught the attention of Got Ta Know Enterprizes, who signed him in 2016. Cutty Kev’s latest single, ‘Trap Fashion’, features an absolute killer of a verse from fellow Baltimore native, Tae Wilson. The track is the second release from his GTK debut, ‘2econd Chanze’, and it’s clearly the work of someone aiming for the top.
If I have any say in the matter, then Sex People will be the next big thing. The latest release from the LA band, ‘Sling Slang’, takes the seeming chaos of their influences, experiences, personalities, and talents, and puts it to music. There’s enough flavour – and then some – to keep even the most jaded pallette entertained.
Riley is from Harlem, in New York City. He’s an up and coming rapper, but he’s also an athlete, an actor, a comedian (unintentionally) and most of all, a dream chaser. His latest single, ‘Fasho’, featuring V$ Asad, is the first taste of Riley’s upcoming album, ‘First Quarter’, and the music video has already found its way onto BET Jams.
Self made Texas native Raylon has many strings to his bow, including academics, track and field, and his work in the recording studio. While maintaining an interest in country music, Raylon’s style hones in on a blend of RnB and harmony rap, which takes its inspiration from the likes of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and Usher.
San Francisco musician and producer Nick Andre has been in the music business for more than a decade, and is co-founder, with Eric aka E da Boss (Myron & E, The Pendletons) of Slept On Records. Having produced the likes of Gift Of Gab, Lateef The Truth Speaker, and many more, he’s established for himself a reputation as a hard worker. Now he’s released ‘The Mix Up’, a fusion of jazz and hip hop that perfectly encapsulates his talents.
Izzy Ice is a Brooklyn rapper on the way to superstardom. His latest release, ‘Cake Up’, has already been playlisted by the likes of Da Baby, and Fat Joe, as well as Jersey Shore TV icon, DJ Pauly D, who has shown the track some love in his live sets. In fact, ‘Cake Up’, has already been added to more than 220 playlists, including Global Hits 220.
New York hip hop artist Antonio Rosario, who has been performing as Fadetheblackk for the past seven years, harks back to his Latin American roots with his latest single, ‘Successful’. The composer, audio engineer, and influencer is new to us here at EP, but with the motto of, “Dare to be different, Then be yourself”, we’re sure to be hearing a lot more of him.