SABA – Mrs. Whoever / Something in the Water (ft. Denzel Curry)

Chicago native SABA returns with two new singles in the form of ‘Mrs. Forever’ and ‘Something in the Water’ featuring Denzel Curry. Since his striking COLORS performance from almost three years ago, the rapper has gone onto release his exceptional album ‘CARE FOR HOME’ in 2018 and ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’ this past April along with his Pivot Gang collective. On ‘Mrs. Whoever’ and ‘Something in the Water’, SABA showcases his refreshing and eclectic songwriting which coupled with his delivery and infectious flow, shows why he’s still one of the best around.

Finn Foxell – Herd (ft. Sophie DeMasi)

Rising artist Finn Foxell continues to show why he’s one of the most exciting emcees to come out of the UK capital with the release of new single ‘Herd’. Lifted from his latest project titled ‘Talk Is Cheap’, the track follows previous cuts like ‘Lights Down’, ‘Pressure’ and ‘Make It Count’ and showcases Foxell’s sharp delivery over a spellbinding soundscape. Check out the brilliant single which features the stunning vocals of Sophie DeMasi here and be sure to give ‘Talk Is Cheap’ a spin too.

Aions – Sun’s 4 (ft. Dutchguts, Gi Major & Lord Of Ciphers)

Consider yourself introduced to NYC based artist Aions who shares his fiery new single ‘Sun’s 4’ which is out via Sedimentary Sound. On the single, producer Aions lays the groundwork for MCs Dutchguts, Gi Major and Lord of Ciphers to work their magic and showcase their unique and powerful verses which seamlessly flow into one another. Check out ‘Sun’s 4’ here, it’s a an absolute gem!

Josif – I Am A

London based rapper and producer Josif returns with another blistering single in the form of ‘I Am A’, a lamentation of the institutional racism in the UK. Accompanied by a music video produced by Ashley Holmes piecing together archival footage which depicts Black Britain, ‘I Am A’ is a powerful snapshot showcasing Josif’s honest and cut-throat songwriting and delivery over an equally hard-hitting beat. Check out the single and video (which was researched by Abitivera) here.

Pitch 92 – Suttin’ In The Trunk (ft. Lord Apex)

Dublin born, London-based producer Pitch 92 shares collaborative double-sided single ‘Suttin’ In The Truck’ featuring Lord Apex. As part of a double release (the flip side flip-side of which sees Kiko Bun and Jehst jump on along with Lord Apex for a funk-filled number called ‘Good With Me’), ‘Suttin’ In The Trunk’ sees Lord Apex work his magic over a hard-hitting beat which showcases Pitch 92’s unique and powerful instrumentation. Check out the single here and keep an eye out for ‘Good With Me’ which drops September 24th.

NAYANA IZ – SMOKE & FLY

Having already impressed with the explosive ‘TNT’ earlier this year, London based rapper NAYANA IZ (pronounced “eye-zee”) unveils her incredible EP ‘Smoke & Fly’. A part of Lava La Rue’s Nine8 collective, NAYANA IZ’s sound is refreshing and exciting and that’s exactly the case with the eight-track project. Opening with the soothing inflections of ‘DEAR MAMA’, ‘Smoke & Fly’ wonderfully showcases her immense versatility as a vocalist, rapper and songwriter; effortlessly alternating from gentle, delicate tones to the fiercest flow you’ll hear all year.

seeyousoon – VIDÉ

Having introduced themselves with their fiery debut single ‘Steamy’ at the start of the year, Florida based outfit seeyousoon unveil their magnificent debut album ‘VIDÉ’. Made up of singers, rappers, and producers — Ignacio, Kenny, Denny, Maddie, Josh, Dre, Drex, Luke, and Mitch – seeyousoon’s music is a refreshing and eclectic blend of sounds that showcases the group’s versatility. On ‘VIDÉ’, seeyousoon continue to impress with their ice cold verses and energetic vocals over equally vibrant soundscapes; cementing themselves as one of the most exciting collectives around.

NO TOURISTS – DUMBO

Toronto based collective NO TOURISTS share their explosive new single ‘DUMBO’. Made up of five independent artists and two producers based in Toronto, including French-Congolese rapper Keynes Woods, and Garçons frontman Deelo Avery, NO TOURISTS showcase their blazing sound with a fusion of hip-hop, rap, R&B and soul with inspirations from the UK’s drill and grime scene. Check out the hard-hitting single and it’s equally fiery music video directed by Kevin Kudukis here.

Sampa The Great – Time’s Up (ft. Krown)

Botswana-raised, Melbourne-based rapper Sampa The Great reveals a striking music video for ‘Time’s Up’, taken from last year’s ‘The Return’ album. Just as fiery and explosive as the track itself, the vibrant visual which is directed by Sanjay De Silva serves as a sharp and direct critique of the music industry’s exploitation of her work and artistry. Check out the hard-hitting single and it’s equally arresting music video here.

Malik – Green / Blue

Austin, Texas based artist Malik shares vibrant new singles ‘Green’ and ‘Blue’ which are lifted from his forthcoming project titled ‘Spectrum’. Serving as the follow ups to previous singles ‘Yellow’ and ‘Red’, the rising producer/rapper continues to impress with his epic, electronic-led soundscapes that exude a futuristic, cosmic atmosphere that is only heightened by Malik’s vivid songwriting. Check out ‘Green’ and ‘Blue’ here and be sure to keep an eye out for ‘Spectrum’ which drops later this year.

VIBE WORLD ORDER – CASH TALK

Consider yourself introduced to rising rap collective VIBE WORLD ORDER who share their exhilarating new single ‘CASH TALK’. Accompanied by an equally high octane music video which is directed and edited by stijhl, the track serves as the follow up to last year’s exceptional EP ‘What If We Kissed… At The Vibe World Show?’ which features standout single ‘004’. On ‘CASH TALK’, VIBE WORLD ORDER offer up another hard-hitting number that showcases their vibrant and versatile verses over a pounding beat and cement themselves as one of the most exciting groups around.

thrills – ROSHAMBO

Consider yourself introduced to Inglewood, CA based rapper thrills who shares the visuals for his powerful debut single ‘ROSHAMBO’. Embodying a satirical commentary on pop culture, politics and our obsession with technology and social media, ‘ROSHAMBO’ is accompanied by an equally gripping and intense self-directed music video. Check it out here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from thrills.

Noname – Song 33

Chicago based rapper Noname shares ‘Song 33’, a powerful and heartfelt Madlib-produced commentary on the Black Lives Matters movement. Over the course of the 70-second track, Noname references the deaths of George Floyd and Toyin Salau as well as a response to J. Cole’s ‘Snow on tha Bluff’. Check out the single here, it hits harder and packs more of a punch than anything you’ll hear in a long time.

K-OS & Kaytranada – Boshido

Canada based rapper K-OS with fellow native Kaytranada on an explosive and powerful new five-track EP in the form of ‘Boshido’. The project serves as the follow up to K-OS’ 2015 album ‘Can’t Fly Without Gravity’ and 2018 single ‘No Bucks’ and unsurprisingly is another lyrical masterpiece from start to finish as he works his magic over Kaytranada’s bouncy and vibrant soundscapes. Check out the project, which features a previously released remix of K-OS’ single ‘Crucial’ here.

JPEGMAFIA – CUTIE PIE!

Baltimore rapper/producer and COLORS alumni JPEGMAFIA unveils another blistering new single in the form of ‘CUTIE PIE!’. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts like ‘BALD!’, ‘COVERED IN MONEY!’ and ‘BODYGUARD!’, the single boasts a bass-filled frenetic beat that’s topped off by Peggy’s equally ferocious and blazing delivery. Check out the track and it’s lo-fi self-directed visual which was shot by freaky-chan here.

Tkay Maidza – Shook

Australian rapper Tkay Maidza unleashes another explosive new single in the form of ‘Shook’ which is produced by Dan Farber. Serving as the follow up to previous cuts ‘Awake’ (featuring JPEGMAFIA) and ‘‘IDC IF U BE DED’, ‘Shook’ further showcases Maidza’s unquestionable versatility as a songwriter and vocalist. Check out the fiery track which boasts a super crisp beat and it’s equally impressive music video directed by Jenna Marsh here and be sure to keep an eye out for more from the Adelaide based rapper in the coming months.

Little Simz – Drop 6

North London based MC and COLORS alumni Little Simz unveils new EP ‘Drop 6’ which was written and recorded whilst in lockdown. The project follows up last year’s Mercury Prize-nominated album ‘GREY Area’ and features production from the likes of Kal Banx, OTG, Kadz, St Francis Hotel and more as well as an appearance from singer Alewya on closing cut ‘where’s my lighter’. As is expected with everything Simz puts out, ‘Drop 6’ is another fiery collection of songs that showcase the rapper’s exceptional songwriting and ruthless flow.

C. Tangana – Guille Asesino

If you’re looking for a song that will get your heart pumping, look no further than Spanish rapper C. Tangana’s exhilarating new single ‘Guille Asesino’. Accompanied by an equally high octane music video directed by Diana Kunst, the single features a blistering electronic and percussive beat that sees the Madrid based artist lay down his words with a venomous flow. Check out the single and its striking music video here.

Ivan Ave – Double Goodbyes

Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave was one of the first artists to grace the COLORS stage, if you haven’t checked out his performance of ‘Hello’ yet, head over here.  This past week, the artist unveiled his stellar new album ‘Double Goodbyes’ which enlists the likes of fellow COLORS alumni Joyce Wrice and Sasac, and features stand out cuts like ‘Triple Double Love’ and ‘Nu Path’. On ‘Double Goodbyes’, Ivan Ave is a breath of fresh air as he channels a vibrant and refreshing new sound that takes elements of soul, jazz and hip-hop encased in electronic beats. Check out the brilliant record here.

Life – Cheque On It (ft. Lord Apex)

West London based rapper Life teams up with Lord Apex on his explosive and emotive new single about friendship called ‘Cheque On It’. Dedicated to that one friend we all have “that’s always smiling, the one that’s always happy”, ‘Cheque On It’ sees the two MCs work their magic over a super slick beat. The track closes off with a softer and deeper touch which was inspired by the passing of Life’s close friends due to COVID-19. Check out the empowering and raw single here, and keep an eye out for Life’s forthcoming (as yet untitled) project which is out later this year.