With urban music continuing to thrive, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald brings three new artists set to shine.
Just one glance at the single and album charts can tell you just how popular urban music is right now. From Drake having the longest chart topper in an age, to Frank Ocean set to probably have the biggest selling album of the year, the scene has not been this popular for quite some time.
From grime to hip hop through, urban music has cast its net far an wide. Here, we take a look at three of the newest players in the game, hoping to rise to the cream of the crop.
Hailing from Atalanta, berhana found his flow by moving to New York. There, he took it upon himself to fuse together alluring neo-soul with whimiscal rhymes to create his distinctive style. On his eponymous debut EP, he blitzes his lyrical deliveries with woozy synths and chilling drops that make his cuts feel personal yet vast in equal measure like the sensational Janet.
Toronto songwriter Blaise Moore brings plooms of dark soundscapes to her RnB vibe, as demonstrated on her impressive debut EP London. With tinges of trap and trip-hop on tracks like Hands, the Canadian pens complex, poetic lyrics that are written with a maturity well ahead of her years. In a genre filled with over production, this young artists sounds as fresh as morning dew.
Originally a lover of all things grime, Ash Law found a natural progression into hip hop before combining this with a love for poetry to become the slick wordsmith he is today. The London rap poet is able to deliver solid rhymes about insightful themes with astonishing composure like on the superb No Place Like Home, with his effortless flow instantly adhering you to his sound.