Give these fresh releases a spin.
The warmer weather is edging its way into our lives in a more permanent state and it is well overdue. With the change in weather also comes the start of summer festival season, bringing some great new music from hip hop artists in Australia and abroad to playlists everywhere. Here’s a pick of what you should be getting around.
Trippie Redd – A Love Letter To You 4
The Ohio born rapper is coming out to Australia for his first shows Down Under this month as part of the Festival X tour and what’s more, he’s bringing a brand new record with him. A Love Letter To You 4 is the fourth – yep, clever – in his series of Love Letter mixtapes, though this latest release is technically counted as a new studio album. Set to feature guests Juice WRLD, Lil Mosey, DaBaby and more, the album has already spawned a huge hit for Trippie Redd in ‘Love Me More’ (a track that has amassed over 3 million views on YouTube alone).
South Australia’s newest R&B voice, Elsy Wameyo
The South Australian Music Award nominee has dropped an emphatic and emotional new single in ‘Outcast’, capping off a busy 2019. The single is a personal ode to the African community – especially the African community Elsy Wameyo has grown up within Australia – providing a look at the injustice and social woes which continue to plague it. A stripped-back R&B effort, Wameyo shines on this one and has generated much buzz around what’s coming next. She’s currently overseas grinding away on new music and shows, but will be returning to Australia for the summer to continue building on some great developments in the live arena.
Baker Boy delivers once again
The Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land has released a new single in ‘Meditjin’, featuring one of the hottest new names coming out of NZ, JessB. ‘Meditjin’ – translating to ‘medicine’ – reflects the importance of music and dance for Baker Boy; the art is, of course, his medicine. And man, the track goes hard. Think a little ‘Pass That Dutch’ vibes Missy Elliott, particularly when JessB comes on through with her guest spot.
The single comes at the tail end of a busy year of releases and touring for Baker Boy, who most recently lit up 170 Russell as part of this year’s Red Bull Music Festival in Melbourne.
More new music and news is on the way, stay tuned.