Welcome back to another edition of Saturday Spotlight. 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 series 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.
See.Francis confronts his demons on his latest single, “Isabella”. The New Jersey-native enlists the help of singer Johan Lenox who provides ethereal falsettos that blend in with the production’s atmosphere. It’s haunting, provocative, and enchanting. See.Francis delivers a line like, “I burned all of my bridges, I had to learn how to swim,” in unwavering self awareness. See.Francis’ Melodies in his verses are at times off-kilter; the unconventional structure allows his flows to expand outside of the box. Check out “Isabella” below:
Boss Karrot is a student of the new renaissance of New York City ushered in by the likes of Roc Marciano and Griselda. His latest single, “Sam Cooke” is beautifully composed. The production is a loop of a singing-chant, which sounds the dream sequence of any 80s movie. I’m Boss’ world, the doorman greets him with a blunt as he looks down on his detractors with bundles of money. He’s assisted by ANKHLEJOHN who has many different ways to show you his cash. Check it the single below:
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.