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 65 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.
Canadian-based RnB artist Joéllen has one of those voices that hits the deepest parts of you the second you hear it — healing vocals that sound as though they should be played across every radio world wide. Originally from Portugal and Ethiopia, the soft-spoken singer/songwriter’s sound is defined by a piercing vulnerability, paired with confident vocal delivery littered with goosebump-inducing runs.
Joéllen has just released her second project, Stay In Luv, which delves into the mind of a young woman through the eyes of a relationship, one which is both liberating and suffocating, celebrating the duality of a woman that is coming into her own.
Listen to ‘Stay In Luv’ the single below.
Hailing from Virginia, Steve.Be.Dooinit is a refreshing voice coming out of the scene. An MC with his own unique love affair with music’s eternal frequency, Steve.Be.Dooinit utilizes the craft of writing rhymes with purpose and perspective. Influenced by artists such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Nas, Common, & Phonte, Steve.Be. wants his brand of hip hop to entertain, educate, inspire, console & congratulate welcoming ears, human hearts and minds.
Enchantment 2 Inertia is the 2nd collaborative album from producer Swayeeboogie and emcee Steve.Be.Dooinit, boasting thoughtful bars and a smooth yet punchy flow reminiscent of old school boombap.
Listen to the stnadout track ‘Marveloso’ 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.