Melodic meets lyrical rap: 5 song to listen to

These 5 songs, as selected by Aipate team, combine the gripping edges of lyrical rap and elements of that exciting melodic production.

Posa – “Dropping Jewels” [Video]

“Dropping Jewels” is a song by Alabama-born rapper Posa. Arriving on Think It’s A Game Records/Warner Bros., the record is lifted off his latest EP BOLO (acronym for ‘Being Only Loyal Once’). Posa is the latest signing to Think It’s A Game Records, whose roster includes Q Money, YFN Lucci, Rich Homie Quan and Garren.

Nun too fancy, something you see every day in the streets ‘everybody block’ through they city to catch different vibes. This just me riding and venting giving game to my people,” Posa says while describing the song

Parris LaVon – “Double Up” feat. 4SideHeem

Better Off” hit-maker Parris LaVon returns with a new song, “Double Up”. Produced by Petrofsky, the track features Maryland artist 4SideHeem and furthers Parris’ lyrical onslaught. “Double Up” is the follow-up to his single, “two-four” and ushers in an exciting and busy summer for the two rappers.

(this track is an Soundcloud exclusive)

Tony Black – A Lot”

America’s Bay Area is the one of the regions which are driving this new wave of hip-hop into a cultural force. Tony Black is one of the many artists who are currently pushing the boundaries of rap. The rapper’s latest song “A Lot” features an absorbing bass and a melody-driven tune. “A Lot” is the third single off Tony Black’s album, Wasted Youth Club.

Chilly Winters – “BS”

Cold Hearts Break Hearts is an EP by 28-year-old Detroit rapper Chilly Winters. Produced, mixed and mastered by Gage Lane, the project features the artist Hatch WiseGuyand Bizarre of D12.

“BS” is one of the EP’s eight track’s and it carries a bouncy West Coast flavour, a recipe for a great party – and a memorable summer, for example.

Blessed -“Next Time”

Sydney, Australia-based, Ghanaian-born artist musician, producer and songwriter BLESSED has shared a new single, “Next Time”. Combing rap and singing and infusing elements of classic rock’n’roll into a melodic hip-hop track, this one’s a song to get you vibing along. BLESSED has, in the recent past, received some decent buzz from his singles “Sorrows”, “My World” and “Superfly”, with this latest record setting him up to even more industry attention. Accompanied by a self-directed, monochromatic visuals, “Next Time” is the first in a string of releases that will culminate in the dropping of an EP later in the year.

Have a great Weekend, won’t you?


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