At Saturday Spotlight, where we are finding tomorrow’s brightest stars. Every week we are receiving more and more submissions, each week the quality becoming increasingly more impressive. The hunger for success is rampant in the world of Hip-Hop. Let’s introduce this week’s winners..
Remember that all artists on the rise can submit music to us for Saturday Spotlight on this link.
We received 87 artist submissions this week for HHNM #SaturdaySpotlight.
We've received 687 unique artist submissions so far this year 😳
Out of that, we've highlighted 18 artists so far and 16 of those had never been covered by a media outlet before.
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) March 6, 2021
Boston rapper Leo knows how to work a lofi beat. On his new single “Typical”, Leo is riding the cleanest wave, surfboarding across the production. Throughout the track, Leo criticizes his complacency, feeling apologetic towards himself. The Massachusetts-native displays lyrical prowess, maneuvering his verses using a laid-back flow. He juggles syllables and smashes rhyme schemes all while maintaining his nonchalant aesthetic. Check out the track below:
CTKx23 doesn’t tolerate any sh*t-talking, it results in skulls being cracked. CTK exhibits a singing-rapping flow, with a hook game that’s potent enough to have you unconsciously listening to the song on repeat. “Give me a second to find my sound, f*ck it I found it” CTK delivers the following bar with a turnt energy that can be felt from all the way here in my home. CTK’s undeniable energy aside, his wordplay, and ability to work a melody are the workings of a star. Check out his single ‘Battery Pack’ below:
– by Anthony Malone and Navjosh
Through our artist discovery platform Saturday Spotlight, we have discovered some amazing talent in the past including Russ, Ty Dolla Sign, Mez, IDK, Victoria Monét and Trap Beckham to name just a few. In most cases, coverage on HHNM was their first look among media outlets. Find the submission guidelines here.