All this month, we’ve been asking several artists pushing the boundaries of music to share curated sounds by Black creators on Splice.
Check them out below – new additions are added every Monday.
Supah Mario’s productions have been heard across the world since his breakout placement with Drake’s “Ice Melts.” Since, the list of heavy-hitter collaborations has only continued to grow: Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., and more Drake.
Yung Baby Tate
Yung Baby Tate is a versatile rapper / singer representing Atlanta. You’ve probably heard her on the instant Dreamville classic “Don’t Hit Me Right Now.” The only child of singer Dionne Farris, Tate most recently released her EP After The Rain in partnership with Issa Rae’s record label, Raedio.
NOVA Wav is the GRAMMY-winning production duo comprised of Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney. The two have produced for Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, and countless others.
OG Parker is an award-winning, multi-platinum producer who represents Atlanta. His extensive list of production credits includes Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Carnage, Migos, Young Thug, PARTYNEXTDOORS, Torey Lanez, and many others.
Maaly Raw gained prominence as the architect behind some of fellow Philadelphia native Lil Uzi Vert’s most popular songs, including “Money Longer” and “Do What I Want.” He’s also a frequent collaborator of Playboi Carti and has produced for Meek Mill, French Montana, and A$AP Ferg.
Section 8’s distinctive production style embraces crisp hi-hats and heavy basses. His production credits also include prominent names such as K Camp, Mal & Quill, and Dirty Tay.
JetsonMade is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated producer who is a pioneer of the growing rap scene in the Carolinas. He’s made a name for himself working with the likes of DaBaby, Lil Keed, 21 Savage, and more.
LilJuMadeDaBeat got his first placement in 2013 with Gucci Mane. Four years later, he met Megan Thee Stallion and they began to work closely together to cultivate a sound that would be heard around the world.
Traumatone is a producer who excels in sound design and drum programming. He produced a pair of records for Bino Rideaux on his Def Jam mixtape debut OUTSIDE and Kevin Gates’ singles “Dreka” and “Always Be My Gangsta.”
LDGBeats has worked with prominent Boston-based artists including the likes of Cousin Stizz, Michael Christmas, Vintage Lee, and Leano. He also co-produced Aminé’s “REEL IT IN,” which was certified platinum by the RIAA and has amassed over 300 million streams worldwide.
With bits of Kendrick’s ferocity balanced against Three 6 Mafia’s assured southern-inspired delivery, JAHMED has already carved out an authentic sound backed by an even more authentic voice. In 2020, JAHMED released his debut project THEBOOFMOBILE to critical acclaim.
Trev Rich is a GRAMMY-nominated songwriter whose highlights include co-writing and featuring on “Elevate” from the Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse soundtrack and G-Eazy’s “Still Be Friends (feat. Tory Lanez & Tyga).” Since then, he has collaborated with the likes of Mike WiLL Made-It, Schoolboy Q, and Savannah Re.
Being raised in a Nigerian household listening to polyrhythmic Afrobeat music helped him develop a keen ear. Producing viral hits such as “On Me,” “Throat Baby,” “Get Money,” and “Social Distancing,” Chi Chi is ushering in a new, ground-breaking sound into the city of Atlanta.
Kitty Ca$h has made a name for herself as one of the most prolific cultural curators of her generation. From releasing original projects alongside the likes of Solange, SZA, and DJ Khaled to overtaking the fashion scene, Kitty represents a new breed of creators unbound by any specific medium.
The Nigerian British-born songwriter, producer, and artist Shae Jacobs is signed to Prescription Songs in Los Angeles, and has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Ty Dolla $ign, The Chainsmokers, Teyana Taylor, and Jason Derulo.
Dinuzzo found his sound by studying hip hop records from the late ’90s and early 2000s. Throughout his five years seriously immersing himself in the music industry, he has landed placements on records for Trippie Redd, Future, Kid Cudi, Jaden Smith, and many others.
YNG Josh is an LA-based producer and engineer originally from Houston, Texas. His credits to date include “obvious” for Ariana Grande, “Keyz 2 the City 2” for Nipsey Hussle, and “Adam Sandler,” “I Ain’t Lying,” and “Billboard” for YNW Melly.
Ye Ali is a Chicago-born artist, producer, and songwriter raised in Indiana. He has gone on to produce for artists such as Jack Harlow, Chris Brown, Joyner Lucas, CHIKA, Juicy J, and Kehlani.
Hollywood Cole embodies hip hop’s sampling tradition, grabbing influences from an expansive variety of music. He has landed songs with Drake, Chase N. Cashe, Quentin Miller, and Dom Kennedy, to name a few.
Rexx Life Raj
Rexx Life Raj is a California-based rapper whose releases have accumulated over 200 million plays worldwide and received editorial support from iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube, and more. His collaborators include the likes of Kehlani, G-Eazy, Kenny Beats, LoLo Zouaï, and many others.
Mentioned by Billboard as an artist to watch, Allyn is a California-based singer-songwriter who has collaborated with artists such as Dom Kennedy, Mozzy, Cozz, and many others.
Austin Millz is a producer hailing from Harlem who blurs the lines between hip hop, R&B, and dance influences. He has released official remixes for Louis The Child, Grouplove, and MICHELLE, and received enthusiastic support from the likes of Diplo and Zane Lowe.
Charles “BLVK Samurai” Burchell is a music producer, rapper, writer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator from New Orleans, Louisiana. A musician well versed in jazz and hip hop, Burchell has performed and recorded with artists such as Talib Kweli, Jason Moran, and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
Braxton Cook is a jazz wunderkid who effortlessly navigates the sonic worlds of jazz, soul, and R&B. While he’s best known as a saxophonist, Cook also captivates audiences with his soulful vocals and performances on other instruments including the guitar and keys.
Corey Fonville is one of the most respected drummers of his generation. From jazz and R&B to funk and alternative, Corey has carved his own space across the music scene.
DāM-FunK is a self-taught musician, producer, and record collector / DJ. He has collaborated as a keyboardist and producer with the likes of Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, and Tyler, The Creator.
Peter $un has been featured on Zane Lowe and Travis Mills’ respective Apple Music radio shows and has seen support from the likes of Russ, Pusha T, SoundCloud, and Shazam. Last year, ahead of the release of his album Scumbaby, he performed at TheBasement, an artist showcase in Los Angeles, among other rising talents including Ambré, Flo Milli, Kaash Paige, and G Herbo.
ROE is a multi-talented musician and songwriter who has penned songs for hit TV shows as well as top-tier artists. After years of working as a songwriter behind-the-scenes with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Usher, Normani, and Teyana Taylor, she has broken out and stepped into her truest form with her own music.
February 11, 2021