BEWARE’s Block: Comeback Kids

With music easily made and readily shared by new artists every day, there are hundreds of high quality songs that fly under the radar. Every week, BEWARE Bowdon scours the web to weed out the dimes from the duds and share the wealth via BEWARE’s Block, a collection of eight buzzing tracks from artists currently breaking ground in their respective genres.

Injury Reserve — “All This Money” Video

Most times, rap tracks that are tough as nails wouldn’t be considered fun. Well, Injury Reserve’s risqué “All The Money” video is both a riot and a party, offering reckless lyrics atop boisterous production that sounds like something D-12 would’ve had a platinum hit with. Delivering amped up energy, complimentary delivery and a visually entrancing video from director Parker Corey that places females in a stylish state of domination, IR has arrived on the scene with an atypical hit to carve out their own lane.

DJ Rude One Feat. SHIRT — “1,000 Dutches”

“Believe in possibilities like you do your own fucking heartbeat” You’ve got to respect no nonsense MCs in a world where nonsense makes so much money. Listen to “1,000 Dutches” and you’ll see why SHIRT is considered one of the real ones. Atop eerie production from DJ Rude One, the tried and true NYC rapper breaks down how respect is earned and not given, pointing fingers at everyone trying to bypass the hustle. Check out DJ Rude One’s ONEderful project when it drops on Oct 28 via Closed Sessions. Pre-order here.

OnCue — “3AM” Video

They say perception is everything and OnCue’s new video for “3AM” only emphasizes how this longtime rising star has been the complete package for a while now. The NY artist’s latest video furthers his reputation for having some of the best visuals around, this time offering a strong theatric feel to compliment his low-key, lust-filled delivery. Hear Cuey’s momentum keep building when his You Knew All Along EP drops November 11. Pre-order here.

Dae Dae — “Woke Up” (Prod. By London On The Track)

When London On The Track, this guy is listening. Thankfully, rising ATL rapper and 300 signee Dae Dae manages to warrant London’s elite production on “Woke Up.” Dae’s loose delivery compliments the playful beat well, offering a super catchy banger that’s incredibly hard to deny and bound to break onto the buzzing playlists on Spotify and Apple Music in the next few weeks. Dae Dae’s Birth Of A New Nation drops soon.

Seven The General Feat. Lil David Ruffin — “Monday” Video

For most people, the first day back to work is a rough return to reality, after a nice relaxing weekend. Seven The General is looking to remove that negative stigma with his new video for “Monday,” offering an empowering and entrancing banger dedicated to turning every day into an opportunity. This record is both relatable and tough as nails, serving as an obvious reminder why Seven remains one of Detroit’s most slept-on secret weapons.

Strong Asian Mothers — “Don’t Let Go”

Just because you didn’t wake up expecting to hear a group of three dudes from London called Strong Asian Mothers covering an En Vogue classic, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen. The unorthodox recreation of the 1996 R&B jam offers quite a different feel, replacing the silky smooth elements of the original with brooding synth bass and subdued percussion that give this imaginative rework legs of it’s own. Good idea, great execution.

Tepu — “Darkside”

Despite a title like “Darkside,” Tepu offers a quite lighthearted groove with his latest single. Full of bouncy melodies, eclectic percussions, eye-closing breakdowns and some surprisingly heavy bass, the up & coming Los Angeles producer delivers a big, oceanside synth pop record that’s waiting for you to dive in. Don’t worry, the temperature is perfect.

Phonique Feat. Antonia Vai — “Grass Is Greener” Video

Let’s go out on an upbeat note with help from Phonique’s forward moving video for “Grass Is Greener,” the Berlin producer’s rump-rocking new single with vocalist Antonia Vai. Built on a sturdy foundation of a driving drum kit, a matching downtempo bass groove, fluttering synth ditties and a super sassy mid-synth bass that decides to show up to the party two minutes and 14 seconds in, this one has everything needed to set off your next friends get together or solo shower dance party. Phonique will drop his fourth album GREENE SUPREME next February. I’m there.

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