And were back! Welcome to Part 6 of our bi-weekly blog series ‘The Hunt’. If you don’t know how this works, s our team spends time looking for new artist that are rising up or just making music that has to be heard. No matter how big or small the name is, if there’s talent we’ll be sure to recognize it. The artist we choose are definitely worth listening to, so if you like discovering new music be sure to check them all out! To check out our previous discoveries, click here.
1. Tyla Yaweh
Our first artist Tyla is very talented and has a lot of potential. He blends in with a lot of other “emo-rap” artist but definitely has his own original sound. His biggest song thus far “Gemini” has 1.3 million plays on SoundCloud and averages around 500k+ on the rest. He also has been gaining some ground with his features. He has made songs with JuiceWRLD, Skii Mask The SlumpGod, and Preme. He also has claimed to work with French Montana and Asap Rocky. Recently he became a co-sign of Post Malone. A collaboration between the two can be here very soon. On a side note Post Malone also hand picked Tyla to play at the first annual PostyFest. Between the great music talent and his connections in the game we can expect something big very soon.
Comparison: Young Thug/Post Malone/JuiceWRLD
2. Levi Bent-Lee
If you are familiar with Drake, you might be familiar with Levi. The Toronto native used to be partners with Drake on their high-end restaurant Fring’s. Unfortunately the restaurant has closed down as each of the partners went their separate ways. In the mean time, Levi has taken on music as a hobby but seems to be gaining some traction for himself. Only three months in the game, he has only released three songs but is able to show his potential. Although he is just getting started, he brings a new sound to hip-hop. In only three months he generated over 200k SoundCloud plays which is very impressive considering he started music from pretty much scratch. Hopefully that Drake partnership can rekindle itself in the music industry and Levi can showcase his talent on a bigger stage.
Location: Toronto, Canada