FOREIGN EXCHANGE: SWAVY, JENEVIEVE, AZANTI
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SWAVY – OLD WAYS
Swavy first official release is definitely an ear catcher, and with a co-sign from Drake on social media, the fellow Toronto artist has the whole 6 behind him. Produced by Rick Anthony, Jacob Lincoln and CashOutBernard, ‘Old Ways’ is a melodic trap single that’s already accumulated over 300k streams since its release late last month. Over the infectious guitar-loop instrumental of ‘Old Ways’, Swavy showcases his unique vocal talent in this melodic trap single. Expect to hear more from this one, especially if the Drake co-sign turns into something bigger.
AZANTI – GETTIN HOT
Nigerian-born Azanti delivers his first taste of solo music with ‘Gettin’ Hot’. Now based in Toronto, the 18-year-old artist’s latest Afrobeats trap record is his debut under the Def Jam banner. Produced by Ramoni, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Azanti experiments with a satisfying fusion of R&B, Afrobeats, hip-hop and dancehall. ‘Gettin’ Hot’ is made for the summer and is the first single from his imminent and anticipated debut album following on from the past two critically acclaimed EPs, YP & Azanti, Vol. 1 (2020) and Azanti (2021).
VERBZ & MR SLIPZ – MUSIC BANGING LIKE
Gritty while polished, new-age yet nostalgic, ‘Music Banging Like’ by Verbz and Mr Slipz embodies what the UK is about. From Croydon and Brighton respectively, Verbz and Mr Slipz make up an exciting producer/artist duo. They debuted together on Lessons Of Adolescence which dropped in 2017, and dropped numerous tracks in between projects, most recently their 2020-released concept album Radio Waves. With clear vocals and introspective lyricism over eery and dynamic production, ‘Music Banging Like’ presents clear vocals and introspective lyricism over eery and dynamic production.
YUNGMANNY – MURDAMAN! FT. CHIEF KEEF
YungManny embodies what the new generation is all about; energy, and good flows. The proud Nigerian artist has been pushing his loud-mouth and aggressive DMV style for some years now, and most recently on his latest cut ‘Murdaman!’, produced by SJR Beats. The original and the Chief Keef-featured remix can both be found on his fourth project Okanlawon. Born in ’03, YungManny is just getting started, and is doing the groundwork in changing the musical landscape of DC.
JENEVEIVE – LOVE QUOTES
Jeneveive is one of the slickest vocalists around, and she showcases exactly that on ‘Love Quotes’ with her intoxicating melodies and pitch changes. The 24-year-old’s debut mixtape Division was one of 2021’s more underrated albums and the Miami native has entered this year with even more to prove on the deluxe version featuring 2 Chainz and Ghostface Killah. Produced by Elijah Beuzieron, ‘Love Quotes’ is a playful and catchy new tune proceeding her collaboration with Benziboy entitled ‘2NLuv’.