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The Drop | April

Sabina Palmieri

 // Apr 17, 2018

The Drop is our featured playlist on Soundcloud and Spotify that was created to keep you in the know with music from dope, rising artists.

1) "Problems" by Nana feat. Thurz

Nana (previously known as Blasion Maven) gives listeners a glimpse of his life in South LA, explaining the various "Problems" he faces on a daily basis. Speaking more about the track, Nana says: "My inspiration behind the song was to give people an inside perspective of my background and where I'm from. I didn't grow up a street guy but I'm from the streets. The track gives a perspective of growing up in the Crenshaw district from a point of view of what I saw growing up. The music video also displays the everyday organic lifestyle of how my life was and still is being from LA. I'm a positive laid back dude, but I'm no pushover either. That's just who I am and I feel others relate to that. That's what I'm expressing in this track and what it's about". If you like what you hear, check out Nana's 6-track EP here.

2) "Calligraphy" by SABA

SABA gives listeners an inside look on the hardships and violence he faces in his hometown and how he uses writing to come to terms with reality and confront it by no longer running away: "Write it away, write it away / I just got tired of runnin' away, runnin' away / Everyone leavin', I write 'em away, write 'em away."

3) "Domino Effect" by Kevin George

Kevin George's debut EP LOVELAND easily stands out as one of the month's best releases, cementing the 20-year-old's status as being one of the most promising artists to rise this year. Alongside his previously released favorites such as "High Like This" and "My Crew," Kevin delivers once again with "Domino Effect." A project standout that may just make it's way to your summertime vibe playlist.

4) "Mine" by Love Mansuy

If you're looking for some sensual vibes, you'll want to lend us your ears here. In his latest offering, Love Mansuy brings us a soulful, slow-moving R&B track titled "Mine." Speaking more about the song, Love Mansuy explains: "'Mine' was written about protecting the woman in my life...I still believe that it is alright to claim somebody that you care about as your own. It's instinct to protect."

5) "91 Flex" by Serious Klein

Germany-based, Ghanian rapper Serious Klein is joined by longtime collaborator Rascal (Chance The Rapper, SiR, Elhae and Mick Jenkins) on "91 Flex." Serious Klein's quick flow pairs beautifully with the hard-hitting, thumping production as he spills lyrics spanning from his come up to putting his competition and critics on blast.

6) "Element" by Austin Crute

You may recognize Atlanta-bred singer Austin Crute as the 'Black Justin Bieber' from FX's hit series Atlanta. The actor/musician returns with his latest single "Element," a bouncy and addicting number that will have you hooked from the very start.

7) "Round Me" by Lucien Parker

South Minneapolis native and emerging artist Lucien Parker shares a wavy, melodic track titled "Round Me." Speaking more about the new offering, Lucien explains: "This Mic Kellogg and Jordy Bangs produced collaboration allowed me a comfortable pocket to showcase some of my best vocal work thus far. This song is as much a flower immersing from the rubble and grime trying to push its way towards better, for better."

8) "MARCI" by .Peter $un

Following the release of his infectious single "EVRY THNG NVV," .Peter $un returns with his third single of 2018 titled "MARCI." The Blue Rondo produced track also features vocals from Toronto, Canada songstress B o k o M a r u. Add this to your weekend rotation if you're in need of some bouncy, dance-worthy vibes.

9) "Oh My" by Anik Khan feat Burna Boy and Sango

Bangladeshi born, Queens raised artist Anik Khan returns with a new single titled, "Oh My." Produced by Soulection's own Sango, the track blends South Asian, West African, and Caribbean cultures together as Anik and Afro-Pop sensation Burna Boy exchange verses about love.

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