88 Rising created their SINGING SPACESHIPS series to celebrate Asia’s finest voices. For their first episode, they choose DEAN, Korea’s fast-rising R&B singer-songwriter, who 88 considers the new prince of R&B. The Jason Ano-directed video depicts DEAN performing three songs: Zak Abel’s “Say Sumthin”, “Put My Hands on You” with Anderson Paak, and “Half Moon”.
Higher Brothers is a 4-man rap group outta China, where they have a strong following. Not too long ago, they released a music video for “Nomadic”, a Take A Daytrip-produced single featuring joji. The Adrian Actually-directed video depicts Higher Brothers in an urban setting with visually-dope FX graphics. The English subtitles comes in handy for those who don’t speak Chinese.
Lloyd Banks, a G-Unit emcee from Queens, NY, rapped some street-savvy bars for Funk Flex’s #Freestyle066 at Hot 97. Goosebumps bubbled on our skins when Banks rapped, “I was born in the studio, cut me and I’ll bleed LPs” over Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind” instrumental.
Joey Bada$$ is an emcee outta Brooklyn, New York. Not too long ago, he released the official audio for “500 Benz“, a dope hip-hop track produced by Statik Selektah. Bada$$ raps, “…I ain’t playin’ no games / Lil R&B chick and I ain’t sayin’ no names / Let her rock the mic and give a ni^^a soul brain / By the time this sh*t drops she’ll probably be my old thang…”.
Betty Moon is a Toronto-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Not too long ago, she released a music video for “Life Is but a Dream”, a Synth/Pop single that slid through our eardrums with ease. The video shows people swimming and surfing on a beautiful beach, while Moon’s welcoming vocals plays lucidly in the background.
Head I.C.E. is an emcee from Harlem, NY. He is also King of the Dot’s battle-rap champion. Not too long ago, he released a music video for “The Godfather”, a street-savvy song off his “I AM BATTLE RAP” mixtape featuring Murda Mook.
Don Neil is a rising rapper outta Baltimore, MD. His newest single, “Right Now”, is a catchy, Lewis Cullen-produced song that highlights Neil’s current state of mind. Focused and determined, Neil’s not allowing anyone, or anything, to stop him from grindin’ and makin’ it out right now.
Frankie Storm is a rising singer-songwriter with an extensive resume of songwriting credits. She has penned songs for Britney Spears, Rihanna, Ciara, Enrique Iglesias, and many more. Her debut single, “The Cure”, is an uplifting Reggae/Pop song that declares love as “The Cure” to finding peace.
Mu Dills is a rising artist off the coast of Jersey. Not too long ago, he released a music video for “HATER BLOCKERS”, a street-flavored single off his forthcoming “LIFE LINE” EP. The Mazi O-directed video depicts Dills, and his team, flexin’ cash and other material items. The subplot shows victims getting got for their valuable belongings.
Peter Forest is an emerging Electro/Pop singer-songwriter outta London. He was partially raised in Slovakia, Central Europe. His newest single, “Cheers”, is an upbeat, Dance/EDM song about living life in the moment.
JAY-Z isn’t just the leader of the ROC, he’s also a hip-hop sage that’s giving a million-dollars’ worth of game for $9.99, the cost of his already platinum, “4:44” album.