Top unsigned artists aiming to release new projects this summer
More warmth and new Christian hip-hop projects are coming.
Summer is just about a month away, and not many artists have announced that they will release music during the season. Many are in the studio, though, and aiming to do so.
This month, Rapzilla ran down who’s next to release new music on Christian hip-hop’s top labels. Below is a list of top unsigned artists who plan to drop new projects this summer.
Sho Baraka released his first music in a while this April. He and musician James Portier teamed up for the song “Insecure (Maybe),” which Sho told Rapzilla could be followed by an entire album this summer.
His previous effort, Talented 10th, lived up to the sky-high hype. If Sho’s next does the same, it will be in the album-of-the-year conversation.
Thi’sl hasn’t kept the fact that he’s been recording a mixtape — which will likely be titled The Come Up — a secret on social media.
This will be the first project that the St. Louis rapper has released since the death of Michael Brown and the Ferguson, Missouri riots. The tragedy surrounding Trayvon Martin inspired Thi’sl’s latest album, Fallen King. His mixtape is sure to also feature weighty content.
Marty of Social Club
Social Club just released one of the most anticipated albums in Christian hip hop this year in March, but the duo isn’t done dropping new music in 2015 — not even close. Marty told Rapzilla that he may drop his retail debut as a solo artist as early as this summer.
Marty EP Fernie EP Social Club EP 2015 Schedule
— SOCIAL CLUB (@SocialxClub) May 19, 2015
The long-time member of Rhema Soul is almost ready to release her long-awaited solo debut. Butta P, who put out five LPs with Rhema Soul from 2007 to 2013, told Rapzilla that she is aiming to drop her freshman EP in late June.
Here’s her lead single.
Reconcile told Rapzilla that his first project since he signed a production deal with Track of Die could be out by this summer. He released his first song under the production team, “Plottin,” in February.
UK artist Guvna B is aiming release his upcoming LP, Secret World, this August. Last year, he dropped a free album called Scrapbook II.
Fans can pre-order Secret World and support his Pledge Music campaign here.
Tragic Hero had announced that he would release his first retail project since his and Wes Pendleton’s EP, The Resistance, in 2013. Tragic’s album My Own Worst Enemy has been pushed back to this summer, though.
Until then, here’s a single from My Own Worst Enemy.
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The artist formerly known as KIDD created a buzz in March when he changed his stage name to Asaiah Ziv. The young artist told Rapzilla that he is aiming to release another EP this summer, after dropping Hipsavvy: The Introduction last July.
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The singer who fans heard alongside Lecrae on The Anomaly Tour told Rapzilla that he expects to release an EP this summer. Here’s J.Paul’s latest single, “No Good.”
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Jarry Manna, who dropped one of the year’s best introductions in The Elevator this January, is set to release another free project on July 20. Here’s his lead single off the project, which will be titled UGLY ALBUM.
DOWNLOAD: Free EP: Jarry Manna – The Elevator