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MOBO certified artist and “Queen of flow” Crae Wolf switches things up for her latest release ‘Enough is Enough’. Not straying too far from her roots, the track bears a jumpy instrumental infused with notable Drill sonics. Crae laces this infectious offering with tantalising vocals, switching effortlessly between her native tongue English, into French and back again. Proving that she can conquer both bars and melodies, ‘Enough is Enough’ is everything you’d expect from Crae Wolf and so much more.

ShaSimone can spit hard. An intimidating persona, she’s also not afraid to be open. Recent single ‘Lock Off’ showed the rapper at her most dynamic, lifting the tempo for those epic double-time flows. Aiming to keep fans on their toes, new single ‘Thug Affection’ flips the script once more, with ShaSimone dropping the tempo for a work of ruthless honesty. Opening with spoken word testimony from a therapist, ‘Thug Affection’ boasts bass-heavy LikkleDotz production, the spartan arrangement moving from sub-low elements through to those tinkling notes of piano. Putting her heart on the line, ShaSimone talks about the trials of the dating scene, and the necessity that love and commitment hold in her life. She comments… “’Thug Affection’ is a song I made which is a reflection of the current dating scene from my perspective. Situationships have become so glamorised and I feel like a lot of people are craving genuine, real love. So this song is a dedication to all the people looking for something real.” A bold yet subtle track, ‘Thug Affection’ spins everything you know about ShaSimone on its head. MRMTMMG directs the visuals – tune in below. [via Clash]

Self-proclaimed “queen of drill” Ivorian Doll is sharing her newest track ‘Messy’. Coming alongside a montage video directed by Bas Haselager, the vid follows Ivorian Doll behind-the-scenes and performing on-stage. Speaking to DIY last year, she told us, “I try and make my music really fun, and people like that unapologetic person – the person who doesn’t really care. That’s what I put out every day. I’m doing me!” [via DIY]

Leicester’s very own Queen Millz has accompanied the release of her latest single, ‘Red Light’, with a fresh set of visuals. As always Queen Millz comes through with a whole load of confidence on ‘Red Light’, which she uses to detail her success to motivate her listeners. [via GRM Daily]

FLOHIO has shared a new video for her latest single, ‘SPF’. It’s a cut from recently-announced debut album, Out Of Heart. Set for release on October 7, the record also features single ‘Cuddy Buddy’. Director Aiden Hermit-Williams says of the video recording process: “Making this music video was truly a labour of love on my part and if I can speak for my majestic team: I’m sure it was for them too. We went through the fire to make something great but luckily we were wearing our SPF. Having the opportunity to work with Flohio, who’s such a focused and engagingperformer was really something special, turning it up to 11 for every shot. Not tomention the amazing cast and crew including Matt (@mattgillan) our DOP and Scott(@scottgriffithsdp) our focus puller who really brought their A-games for thecamerawork and Ellie (@ellie_r1) our stylist who really elevated the concept with herstyling. A great experience from start to finish.” [via Dork]

Continuing a red hot summer, Dallas rap star Erica Banks serves up a sizzling new music video for her latest single ‘Trick’ via 1501 Certified Entertainment/Warner Records. It remains a standout from her 2022 mixtape, Diary of the Flow Queen. The track’s thick bassline wobbles between a head-nodding beat. She launches into a series of raw and racy rhymes before a hard-hitting hook. As if offering up an instruction manual to the hustle, she urges, “Give ’em a show.” The sexy and celebratory accompanying visual illuminates her uncontainable spirit and star-power on-screen, bringing the song to life with no shortage of seduction. The clip features show-stopping pole dance routines as vibrant as the song’s bold bounce. It might just be her wildest and definitely most bodacious video yet! [via Broadway World]

New York rapper CLIP returns with bold new single ‘FALL BACK’. The artist’s debut EP PERCEPTION is out on September 8, released via tastemaker imprint In Real Life. Recent single ‘Calvin K’ caused a ruckus, with CLIP’s natural flamboyance coming to the fore. Ahead of this, bruising new single ‘FALL BACK’ is online now. The bass-heavy production carries a real sense of swagger, illuminated by those bright, buoyant electronics. Self-described as “pretty girl music” there’s a real sense of style to the way CLIP approaches this track. She says: “The energy for ‘FALL BACK’ came naturally. The beat is so beautiful and brought to mind iconic women rappers of the 90s and 2000s – I wanted to channel pretty girl music while still talking my shit.” The full video is also online, with CLIP continuing: “Moshpxt’s video brings ‘FALL BACK’ to life because it’s as if he created my own dream land, and that’s where my mind is most of the time. The visuals ultimately complement how euphoric and yet energetic the beat is.” [via Clash]

Birmingham’s Brixx has returned with visuals for her brand-new tune ‘Bad Like Dat’. Produced by Moshino Royale, this track is infused with a vibey dancehall-infused tone which Brixx uses to remind us what she’s all about. In the visuals by MarpzNorthside, we see Brixx in therapy where she speaks on her bad antics. ‘Bad Like Dat’ is Brixx’s first release of 2022 following last year’s ‘2nd Warning Freestyle’, and is said to be a taste of what’s to come from the Brum artist in the next few months. [via GRM Daily]

Nigerian-born, New Zealand-raised, Australian-based hip-hop act Sophiegrophy is back with the perfect answer for the haters in her new song ‘Question Mark’. The track sees her heading back to Lagos, Nigeria to soak in the energy and deliver a no holds barred assault on the naysayers over a bouncy drill/grime-infused soundscape. Armed with her bass-laden vocal tone and unrelenting confident demeanor, she reminds folks not to jump to conclusions because the reality might not be palatable hence don’t pose a question when you have an assumed answer. The track also sees her blending English with her native Yoruba language in an effortless manner as she glides over the beta with much gusto and finesse. For the visuals, Sophiegrophy taps Nayaeffecz of NayaCreativesStudios to help bring her vision to life. Using a mix of performance shots, indoor and on-location shots with themed set pieces, we get to see the rapper in all her glory from her animated performance and unique fashion style. [via Earmilk]

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