There’s no question about it, 2018 was a musical behemoth. It felt like every week a new project was being dropped on our laps. Heavyweights like Drake, Kanye, and Meek Mill all released albums this year but that didn’t stop the independent acts from dropping their gems as well. Question is, have you heard them? Before we close the curtains on 2018, here are 5 projects you should listen to before the ball drops.
Lost by Brent Fraiyaz
After the successful 2017 release of his solo debut album Sondon Son, Brent Fraiyaz returns with another project titled Lost to give his fans more experimental medleys laced with messaging of life and its transitions.
Favorite Tracks: “Around Me”, “Poundz”, Target On My Chest”
If Only You Knew by Mike Classic
This Queens, New York rapper displays the depth of his penmanship and his artistic versatility as he effortlessly pairs contemporary and classic styles that keep you on your toes from start to finish.
Favorite Tracks: “Insecurities”, “Mixin”, “Talk To Me Nice”
I Am by Symphani Soto
Singer and beauty enthusiast Symphani Soto knocks it out the park with her sensuous vocal arrangements and unique selection of instrumentals. This singer magically fuses her raw talent and delivers in a project you shouldn’t let pass you by.
Favorite Tracks: “All I Know”, “Way We Are”, “Second Guessing”
No Hard Feelings by Sydney Renae
This singer songwriter will charm her way into your heart with her mesmerizing vocal range and her heartfelt expressions of love and love withdrawals on No Hard Feelings.
Favorite Tracks: “Stupid Too”, “No Hard Feelings”, “Just Let Me Know (Outre)”
Good Company By Tone Stith
You’ll find yourself rewinding songs from this New Jersey powerhouse singer. The adoration and tenderness that floods his tracks is enough to make you want to sing along.
Favorite Tracks: "Perfect Timing", "Better Than Before", "Doing It For Me"
With all the mainstream hype, it can be hard to keep track of new releases by artists still on the come up. Our attention spans are fixed and without constant reminders, we bound to only pay attention to what lands at the top of our feed. Shake it up a bit! End the year with some new flava in your ear. Let me know what you thought of these gems and don't forget to mention your faves.