Monday, October 12, 2015

Music Monday: Emerging Hip-Hop Artists


What does that mean? Central Mississippi Regional Library System has a ridiculous amount of FREE to you resources available for patrons. One of those resources is Freegala free and legal service that allows patrons to download five songs each week for FREE (notice the emphasis on free). Using your CMRLS library card, you can access over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog of your country. So, every Monday on the blog we'll be picking five songs that we love that are available on Freegal for you as a patron to download. 

In case you missed my announcement last week, here's the best new addition to Freegal: STREAMING! 

Yep, it's true. Beginning Sunday, October 25 patrons that log-in with their library card and pin number may stream up to three hours of music per day for free (via desktop or mobile)! You can also create and save numerous playlists for streaming, and this will not count against your usual 5 downloads! How awesome is that? 

So, in my opinion, it's been a pretty great year for hip-hop and R&B. With successful full-length releases from well-known artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd and A$AP Rocky;  honestly it'd be hard to claim otherwise. But what about the little guys in this industry? Lately I've been on a kick to hunt down the emerging artists trying to break into the game, and I've compiled a short list of some of my favorite songs (and videos) by some of these artists so far:

1] Your Love - Mick Jenkins

2] Antidote - Travis Scott

3] Are You... Can You... Were You? by Shabazz Palaces

4] I Shot You Down by Isaiah Rashad

5] Agoraphobia by Ethereal ft. Alexandria and Archibald Slim

Unsurprisingly, there are many up-and-coming artists' music out there that I've been listening to recently that Freegal unfortunately does not provide (like Namebrand, Kehlani, Appleby and Lyrica Anderson), but these select artists are indeed available! So if any of the aforementioned sounds like something you might like, head on over to Freegal to check them out! 

And that's all I've got for today kids. 

Happy Mondaze.





The Invite said...

For more emerging hip hop artists, you can check out KJ-52, Grits, John Reuben, Manafest, Pettidee, Urban D, and remix master DJ Maj just to name a few. Thanks.