We at Upcoming Hip Hop believe every upcoming artist and producer deserves the chance to get their music heard. We also believe that artists and producers should get paid for their work. We started in 2011 just sharing music on social media and hosting contests for artists. Although that was great, we quickly learned that we could support upcoming artists and producers in a larger way.
It seems like every year as the spring arrives, Minnesota throws a curveball. Whether it's a 25” blizzard, a water valve bursting on a busy highway, or the countless construction projects that re-route daily travel, it seems like consistency is lost among the spring weather; however, there is one thing we can count on. J Bird working meticulously year round to make sure that everything he has control of goes as best it can to provide one of the most incredible experiences for thousands of onlookers Memorial Day weekend at Soundset. Isaac: So first off, and I wanted to get […]
This time of year always brings about new beginnings. The spring in Minnesota melts the snow, greens the trees, breathes life into the festival season with the largest one-day hip hop festival, Soundset. As winter officially ended, so did the 7 months, 90-date worldwide tour for our guest Josh 'deM atlaS' Turner, but as with spring, new life was breathed into him as he prepared to take the main stage at Soundset. Still running on pure adrenaline from the tour, deM atlaS sat down with Upcoming Hip Hop to discuss what lies ahead for one of the most talented young […]
New Jersey artist Jay Diener makes his single debut today with "Full Circle". Listen as Jay Diener delivers a solid new offering that provides a vibe for all. Jay Diener dives deep into the production and spits out some quick bars that many can certainly relate to. With a catchy hook that allows the record to come "Full Circle", the Randolph, NJ artist makes a great first impression with his debut single. Listen below!
The come up is always a memorable and enjoyable time. OnlyJahmez seems to be having plenty of fun as he continues to rise as an artist out of New Jersey. The young artist returns on the day as he unleashes a seven minute movie like video for his latest single titled, "Fvck Rules". OnlyJahmez is different on this, lets just keep it at that as we allow you to watch the video for yourself. Don't think it's just one long song, OnlyJahmez transitions seamlessly through multiple sounds and flows to keep you entertained. Watch the video below...
We've been following the rise of both DaBaby and Garcia Vega for some time now. Today, the North Carolina natives drop off a hit single in "Look At God" as they continue to put on for their state. DaBaby has opened the flood gates for North Carolina artists to be heard and Garcia Vega is rising to the occasion. Listen as DaBaby and Garcia Vega provide you with an energetic new record that will be sure to turn you up at least once. The two artists flex across the record and let you know just how blessed and thankful they […]
“I like being in my own lane. I'm free to do what I like, which is funny 'cause I'm only 22.” It’s not so much “funny” as it is outrageous. The fact that at age 22 Novelist has carved out his own sound, been Mercury nominated for his debut album, and is the most genuine artist you could have the pleasure to meet, that’s outrageous. He also has a smile that could thaw an iceberg, which adds another layer of charm to the whole situation. Watching Novelist perform live at SXSW 2019 Fader Fort was a proud moment, and I’d […]
The reputable NY artist links with John Jigg$ for back to back slick, quick-witted bars and superior storytelling that features a verse from the late Prodigy to valorize the track. Innovatively, Rockwelz utilizes the video to depict a time when emcees got together to vibe out and shared rhyme schemes about downfalls and come ups. This is not your typical mobbed out video, in fact, both Rockwelz and Jigg$ embody growth from a rough past in lieu of vivid and gimmick-free storytelling. “Mxnxpxly MOBB” is affluent with boom bap cadences and enraptured tones set to revive the essence of Hip-Hop, while […]
Chicago is at the top of Hip Hop right now. Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kanye West, Twista, and the list goes on and on. While supported by a huge following, hidden on the laundry list of superstars is establish recording artist JayteKz. Accompany by 104 thousand followers, the Chicago-native has grown into an unstoppable indie powerhouse with an incredible body of work. Born Joel Serrano, as JayteKz, the established recording artist is an unstoppable force every word he speaks connected to a beat. Analyzed, he exhibited tremendous mega-star potential, immense creativity, hugely popular with an undeniable cult-like following among […]
“Phony Ppl is for the goddamn people,” says Maffyuu the drummer. “The people is what got us here, and we will always remember that.” The five-piece band from Brooklyn are made up of highly trained musicians Elbee Thrie (lead vocals), Bari Bass (bass guitar), Elijah Rawk (lead guitar), Aja Grant (keys) and Matt “Maffyuu” Byas (drums). Meeting them at SXSW 2019 after their StubHub show, their energy and dynamic is unmatched. Having played together for over eight years, grown up in Brooklyn and now and split between the close-by neighbourhoods of Bed Stuy and Crown Heights, these guys are family. […]
New York’s Gromo and Hush continue their hit-making wave with the release of their new release, titled, “Find Me (Marco Polo)”. The blueprint, the two execute a familiar formula of catchy mid-tempo rhyme over trendy sing-a-long vocals. Gromo is an undeniable talent who has a unique sound and developed a trailblazing rise thanks to his creativity, execution, and consistency. Refusing to leave his newfound fanbase without their fix of new music for lengthy periods. Review "R.I.P.", "Hurry", and the complete 10-track catalog available now on Gromo's Soundcloud below. Gromo and Hush just dropped their third collaboration "Find Me" today, available […]