Pioneering West London rapper, singer and songwriter Br3nya releases new single ‘Outside’. The summer-tinged track showcases Br3nya’s signature playfulness and optimism towards life driven by an anthemic chorus dismissing negative energy “Please don’t spoil my vibe today, badmind don’t stress me”. Dedicated to her core fans, Br3nya flaunts her rap ability with two dazzling verses across an uptempo production from Julïan capturing the essence of the summer. The video shot by Melody Berkery provides a comedic nod to Nollywood films Mean Girls and Girls Cot capturing her larger-than-life persona mirroring the vibes of being outside this summer with Br3nya.
Primed for a red-hot summer, Memphis rapper, magnetic personality, and visionary rarity A.R. The Mermaid shares a brand new single entitled ‘Suki’. Once again, she rolls through with clever and quotable bars. The track continues to illuminate her dynamic presence as she exudes attitude and charisma all at once in between a buoyant beat. [via The Hype Mag]
Flo Milli recently teamed up with the good folks over at 7-Eleven. The convenience store chain is looking to promote its new Slurpees, and they have done so by commissioning a new song. Milli is among some of the best artists to ask for this kind of thing, and as it turns out, the collaboration works incredibly well. The song is called ‘Anything Flows,’ and it features Maiya The Don, 2Rare, and Kari Faux. Immediately upon turning on the track, you are met with some awesome, uptempo production. Overall, the beat is something that complements the stylings of every artist here. Moreover, we have Flo Milli on the hook, who brings some truly infectious energy to the while thing. From there, Maiya The Don comes through with a standout verse that will most definitely create a few fans. 2Rare and Kari Faux are also great on this cut, and they continue to show why they are rising stars in the industry. [via Hot New Hip Hop]
In celebration of Hip Hop’s monumental 50th birthday, Mass Appeal, Google Pixel, and Sony Music Entertainment’s Certified have come together to spotlight female voices within the genre through the dynamic ‘Pixel RePresents’ content series. This series will feature the most promising female artists in Hip Hop reimagining classic tracks. New York rap star Lola Brooke leads the charge, whose highly anticipated release, ‘Blind Em,’ offers a fresh interpretation of Clipse’s chart-topping hit, ‘Grindin.’ The single’s artwork was captured using the exceptional Real Tone technology of the Google Pixel camera, ensuring an accurate representation of all skin tones. “Fifty years of Hip Hop— it’s an honor to be called on by Google and Mass Appeal to celebrate the culture this way,” said Lola Brooke. “From reinterpreting one of my favorite records Grindin’ by Clipse to capturing all the magic on a Google Pixel phone, every part felt like a celebration. It’s dope to see how it all came out, and I’m happy to have gotten the chance to create art that I can always look back on and cherish. “ [via The Source]
As many creatives do, Chika has been channelling her feelings into art. On her second single of 2023, the quick-witted star connected with Freddie Gibbs to play a game of ‘TRUTH OR DARE.’ [via Hot New Hip Hop]
Toronto-based musical giant, Haviah Mighty releases a track that pays homage to her family, ‘Zoom Zoom,’ ahead of her anticipated Crying Crystals album out on July 14. ‘Zoom Zoom’ features her sister, Omega Mighty and digs deep into traditional Afro-beats and R&B elements that we heard on her single from earlier this year, ‘Room Service,’ but with more upbeat/dancehall-leaning energy that we heard on her most recent single ‘Huh.’ It’s a perfect foreshadowing of the breadth and excitement to come on her record next month. Of the track, Haviah Mighty says, “‘Zoom Zoom’ is a reflection of the regret of truly letting someone go. It’s a rapid change of the mind, with ‘Zoom Zoom’ being a metaphor for rushing back to the one you love. In my first verse, I paint the picture. I’m single and l only, but confident: ‘Hard shell, porcupine, a cactus,’ yet still, ‘I been thinking ‘bout you lately. All this time I’m trying to break free.”