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Hip Hop: Summer 2021

Monarch hip hop recommendations

Ayzha Nyree
Noya

Asserting herself as an artist to watch this year, Ayzha Nyree shares her new track “Noya.” On the track, Nyree slips from hypnotic harmonies into confessional rhymes. Her delivery dips in and out of a chantable hook punctuated by flashes of her high register. Nyree describes herself as a cross between Jhené Aiko and Gunna: infusing R&B, rap and rhythmic elements into her sound. Identifiable through her infections melodies, clever rhythmic cadences and unique raspy tone, Nyree considers music her sanctuary and continues to inspire others to be the best version of themselves. “I always say music is a universal language, full of vibration and energy” she explains. “I want my music to make people feel happy, confident and self-aware.”

Cochise
Benbow Crescent

Florida rapper, producer and artist Cochise immediately separates himself from the pack. Instead of simply alternating bars and hooks over beats, his vocals are more like a jazz solo. The Source praised, “The rising Palm Bay rapper shows off sonic diversity with his latest head-knocking banger.” On its heels, Cochise’s song “Knicks” posted up another 6.5 million Spotify streams in a few months’ time.

Gucci Mane
Ice Daddy

With the release of “Shit Crazy” with BIG30, Gucci, has officially announced his upcoming album “Ice Daddy.”The 1017 Records head took to social media to spread the word, unveiling the album art that features his son, Ice Davis, decked out in Gucci and silver chains that take the form of his name and the 1017 group. Gucci Mane also revealed that his four-month-old son is the executive producer of his forthcoming 16th studio album, which is set to drop this summer.

Liband
B4L

A rapper since he was five years old, Malachi “LiBand” Taylor was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. A young phenom, he prides himself on how far he’s come in such a short time. With musical influences such as Lil’ Wayne, Kevin Gates, and Tupac, LiBand samples old hits and adds his own personal spin to it. Whether it’s head boppin’ or melodic, his lyrics can be described as emotional, influential and inspirational. He wants to show the world how one can create a positive impact in a negative situation.

Polo G
Hall of Fame

Polo G’s career has been on a solid upward trajectory over the past few years, and he’s looking to reach even greater heights with the release of his upcoming third album, “Hall of Fame.” It will be the 22-year-old’s first release since last year’s “The GOAT,” which debuted at No. 2 with nearly 100,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week.
On this album, expect a star-studded feature list and a lot of versatility. This will not be the standard pain, melodic rap, there is something to turn up, as well.