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, Saturday Spotlight is dedicated to discovering the next star. This week, we received over 40 submissions, below are the two picks!
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.
Rapper/songwriter JayRoddy is an artist rising from the city of Boston, Massachusetts, boasting versatile flows, a distinct devil-may-care voice, and a sharp pen that oscillates between commercial value and unique witticism. His latest single ‘Summer Luv’, featuring ELLIS!, is JayRoddy’s personal contribution to this summer’s catalogue of fun dancehall infused records. Floating effortlessly in flow and vocal delivery, the cherry on top is punchline bars like ‘That’s my little spicy mamacita, she try to act like she isn’t a diva/And she got that aura just like Rita’, with a clever nod to Rita Ora. ELLIS! completes the vibes full circle with a fun and catchy hook that offsets JayRoddy’s melody smoothly.
Jean Blanca, Jodie Jay, and Junie — otherwise known as J3X — are coming from Virginia, USA as a force to be reckoned with. Demonstrating a range of talent, from singing and songwriting, to rapping, the three sisters (yes, sisters!) have once again combined their unique voices for their latest single ‘Outside’, featuring LightSkinKeisha. The track acts as an anthem for those who refuse to be tied down by subpar partners, insisting on freedom and empowerment just in time for the summer. ‘Outside’ kicks off with bars as bold and illustrious as their deliverer, LightSkinKeisha, followed by stunning melodies, harmonies, and a rap verse from J3X. As if the track isn’t vibey enough, it comes complete with a fun music video set on a private pool, featuring fun performances and choreography from the rising girl group.
Watch the full music video for ‘Outside’ 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.