Sunday, June 25, 2017

SoundCloud Rap / Grunge Rap Style

GoldLink aka D’Anthony Carlos, from Washington DC

"SoundCloud rap — a swelling subgenre that takes its name from its creators’ preferred streaming service — in the last year has become the most vital and disruptive new movement in hip-hop...

Australian singer and rapper, Tkay Maidza, 22, born in Zimbabwe.

"The music is low-fidelity and insistent, throbbing with distorted bass - like trap music reduced over a hot fire to its rawest component parts. 
- excerpt from NY Times article


Not all the artists here make music that fit this description, but they 
all emphasize a unique aesthetic.

Jerome Fortune, better known by his stage name Rome Fortune
is a hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia.

Simbiatu "Simbi" Ajikawo, better known as Little Simz
is a British experimental rap artist.

Michael Christmas, from Boston, MA

Tkay Maidza 

D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.) 
aka Shelley Massenburg-Smith is a rapper from Hampton, Virginia. 
His dog is golden doodle Idnit.

Shayna McHayle, better known by her stage name Junglepussy
is a musical artist based in Brooklyn, NY

Michael Christmas

Daye Jack is a 21 year old Nigerian-American hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia.

Allan Kyariga, better known by his stage name Allan Kingdom
is a Canadian rapper and record producer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Tkay Maidza 

Daye Jack

Rome Fortune

Tkay Maidza 

Joseph Junior Adenuga better known as Skepta, is a British grime artist.


Chaz French, born in D.C. and raised in Maryland 

Deja Trimble, better known by her stage name DeJ Loaf, is an American rapper from Detroit, MI

Dej Loaf