From Richard Russell’s forthcoming Everything Is Recorded project.
Though I do not speak Swedish, like many, I have fallen in love with Cherrie’s voice and her latest output, “163 För Evigt,” which translates to “163 Forever.”
The track is a hometown anthem and an inspirational record of sorts. Cherrie, who is of Somalian descent, grew up in a Stockholm suburb populated by non-European immigrants. The song contains the line “Om jag lyckas då vi alla kan”, which means, “If I succeed then we all can.”
“My music is known for its emotional and honest feelings that sometimes come from a dark place,” she told BuzzFeed. “This was my first release since my debut album, and I just really wanted to make something that had the same depth but could be positive and something people could vibe to.”
Hailing from the UK, Mahalia serves up a perfect blend of sultry vocals and island vibes on her latest with L.A. native Buddy.
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After gaining some traction on Instagram and Soundcloud, Bay Area via Sacramento rapper Saweetie released a video for “Icy Girl” earlier this month.
“Never living comfortably, got a lot of goals to meet/My team is trying to eat so we grinding til’ our mental bleed/You trynna get a bag of weed?/I’m trynna get a bag a week/Put it in my savings and invest in the right companies/My dream is like a child and I’m taking all the custody,” she raps over a Khia sample.
Check out the visuals below.
The people say he bodied the hook of Goldlink’s “Crew” and he’s the frontman of Sonder, but Brent Faiyaz is ready to step out on his own.
On his debut project, he effortlessly floats over the soulful production of Sonder Son, while sharing coming of age stories and his journey to stardom.
Rika’s Sonder Son picks: “Gang Over Luv,” Missin Out,” “Stay Down,” “Talk 2 U,” “All I Want,” and “L.A.”
All in all, dvsn serves up a solid follow-up to Sept. 5th, complete with lusty ballads and songs of love lost.
Rika’s Morning After picks: “Body Smile,” “P.O.V.,” “Keep Calm,” “Don’t Choose,” “You Do” and “Claim.”
Giggs has apparently been spending a considerable amount of time in Atlanta since breaking into the mainstream with features on Drake’s More Life.
On his latest project, Giggs merges his gritty South London bars with the likes of 2 Chainz, Young Thug and Popcaan, among others.
Rika’s Wamp 2 Dem picks: “Ultimate Gangsta,” “Straight Lifestyle,” “The Essence,” “Linguo,” “Peligro” and “Gangstas & Dancers.”