Urban

  • Quis Hart – “True Life” – a seriously impressive track

    We know very little about Quis Hart, maybe even less than we should, but there’s that one person who gives it to you straight with no chaser, in the world of urban music, Hart is that person. While most R&B honchos and chart hunting trappers are watering down their...
  • The Jolly Pops: “Bad Bad Dinosaur” brings parents and kids together!

    University studies have shown that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, particularly in the areas of language acquisition and reading skills, while learning to play an instrument can improve mathematical learning and even increase SAT scores. But academic achievement isn’t the only benefit of music education...
  • Morachi: “Matchup Your Destiny” hits all the highs!

    Born Richie Marvin Chieme Akuba, the son of a preacher in Bariga, Lagos in Nigeria – singer, songwriter, model, and aspiring actor Morachi has emerged with flamboyant style and showmanship to carve out a lane of his own. After a string of successful releases in Nigeria, which impacted the...
  • Imani Wj Wright: “So I Thought” – boldly conceived and brilliantly executed

    Whatever you may think about “So I Thought”, it’s undeniably one of the most intriguing R&B singles put out – not just this year, but any year. The tone is muted and introspective, full of spectral guitar and lacking of everything else except a muffled bass throb and a...
  • Schardinee: “Papa” – both contemporary and nostalgic!

    Schardinee is a New England based singer-songwriter. Singing has been her passion since youth, and after years of working straight and narrow jobs, she decided to delve back into her original love. Her influences include Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Adele, Feist, and Nina Simone. Schardinee, who is currently working...
  • Atta Otigba: “Breaking Away” – compelling lyrics and music

    Nigerian born singer-songwriter and producer Atta Otigba, spent his youth passionately pursuing his influences which ranged from Chopin and Miles Davis, to contemporary musicians like John Mayer and Jon Foreman. Otigba, who got his start writing and producing for other artists across the cities of Lagos and Abuja eventually...
  • Suave_uk: “Sassy Thing” goes for a beat that conveys deeper, emotional sounds

    South London UK based urban artist Suave_uk started out performing in choirs at a young age before progressing to local shows during his college years. Currently hosting at various clubs and venues across the UK, Suave_uk has released a vast number of singles over the last couple of years,...
  • Agent 07: “Emotions” – An audacious sonic blend

    Los Angeles based, Nigerian born and Italian raised Agent 07 is a songwriter, producer and performer. He continues to remain an underground talent despite some nice work that he’s put together via his diverse musical pursuits. Not only does this guy have an unusual vocal talent, but he merges...
  • Bernard Kyng & Andre Hando: “The Ghost and the Darkness” in time-honoured tradition!

    “The Ghost and the Darkness”, is a seven song album by Bernard Kyng & Andre Hando – two independent artists who merged their talents together in this collaborative project to display what hip hop was, is, and can be. Besides their studio work the Californian-based pair also perform live to sustain...