Chay-Chay "2021"

Chay-Chay taps into a soft register when speaking about blocking out hate thrown her way. At the beginning of “2021,” she talks about always keeping it 100. Then, she opens up about those who didn’t believe in her musical journey. Despite the naysayer’s opinions, she brushed it off and kept going.

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Dom & Jesse "Won't Waste My Time"

Following the release of their hit, "Can't Help Myself," the eccentric Philly-based pop duo known as Dom & Jesse is back with their feel-good acoustic-led ballad, "Won't Waste My Time." Likewise, the song delves into a sound reminiscent of the early 2000s & even carries a cadence that's akin to Britney Spears' in her number one hit, "...Baby One More Time" (hint: the chorus.) The song is produced by C.R.E.W.'s own Dan "Dilemma" Thomas & Danyel "Digidal" Little.

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ARTZ

Carrying an intricate wordplay that's reminiscent of rap greats like Fabolous and Jay-Z, Brooklyn-based emcee, ARTZ, hones into his music in means of assuring fans that he's just like them. Between the lines of his rhymes, ARTZ speaks on everyday occurrences, the power behind authenticity, and his upbringing. Leaning in closer, you'll also learn that the musician is forever humbled and grateful to be where he is today. His lyrical deliveries only go to prove that he's wise beyond his years as he crossovers between insanely clever punchlines, sharp entendres, and a laid-back approach.

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Jessica Mary - "I Been"

We can all relate to the beauty and struggles that come with growth, especially after living through the life lesson that has been 2020. Jessica Mary masterfully tackles these polarities in her debut single "I Been."

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Female Rapper, Kitty Kitty: “All You Need (ft. Method Man)”

New York-based rapstress, Kitty Kitty, uses her lyrical mastery to show other females that self-love is the key to a happier lifestyle. In her songs, you’ll hear Kitty Kitty speak about the power of being confident or her personal experiences. Case in point, Kitty, is a rapper that every woman should listen to.

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“Robotic” - DHALL

Are you missing those turn-up nights in the club with the homies? Well, D Hall’s new track ”Robotic” is the next pick for your club quarantine playlist. As soon as the beat drops and D Hall’s lyrics hit your ear, you feel the irresistible urge to move. As the song continues, it’s natural for your slight head nod to turn into you, hitting the woah in your chair before you even realize it.

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DZH

It can often be maddening to hear rappers in the younger age bracket brag about their materialistic goods and ways with women. But thankfully, not all of them lead by that example. One rapper who breaks the stigma of dummed down rhymes is New Jersey’s very own, DZH, who often uses his gift of gab to impact the nation positively. Most importantly, he follows the scripture is Proverbs 14:23 when compiling his verses and hooks. It goes, “All hard work leads to profit, but mere talk leads to poverty."

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Analise Hoveyda: “Break Away”

In the new reality, we find ourselves in many people who can relate to the feeling of being stuck. However, Analise Hoveyda’s new single “Break Away” may be precisely what you need to free your mind from that feeling of stuckness.

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Hailey Wild: “Ride Or Die”

For those who may not already know artist Hailey Wild, her new single “Ride or Die” is a beautiful introduction to this Californian singer/songwriter.

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”Haunted” (prod. by A.M.O) by Mashich

R&B songster, Mashich, offers an edgy approach to his note range in leading single “Haunted,” which is apart of his forthcoming effort, Small Town, Big City. Over a melancholic piano progression, sporadic 808, and type-writer recording, Mashich bares all about a heartbreak that’s left him ‘shallow’ and ‘empty.’ The pain is so unbearable that he considers never loving again. For instance, Mashich sings in this one-liner, ”I’m shallow, I’m empty /Aint no love left in me/She took it when she left me.” Closing off, “Haunted” backtracks to when his love blamed him for their split. Mashich also concludes that ‘there’s no sunshine when she’s gone.’ At the moment, dwelling seems to rain on his parade.

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