Another edition of the best artist discovery platform Saturday Spotlight is here. Each week we review submissions from all over the globe, picking the best out of the batch to highlight at the end of the week. If you’re an aspiring rapper, a producer wanting to create a buzz, or a singer looking to expose their talent, the Saturday Spotlight is dedicated to discovering the next star.
Whether it’s your latest single or a new beat you made, all upcoming artists can submit music to us for Saturday Spotlight on this link.
Shan.X is worth more than double standards and grief. On “Driving”, Shan.X’s somber vocals hold the weight of tears. The Brooklyn rapper-singer takes a deep dive into the other side of love, where the glitz and glam have waned and all that’s left is the test of time. She challenges her lover, pleading with him to “Stop the noise.” She’s over the games, her cards are on the table. Check out the track below:
Madoa Sankara keeps the .45 pressed against his bones. The Raleigh, NC emcee highlights the blessings that have graced his life and the trials that provided struggle on his latest single, “Gold Nickles.” Triumphant horns fitting for a victory lap screech in the background, with Madoa’s vocals the only sound able to overpower them. He’s confident, filled with hunger as he chops through syllables with the sharp precision of a chef’s knife. Check the track out 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.