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Speaking of impressive introductions, nobigdyl. also had one with his free album, smoke signal., in January. He told Rapzilla that he’s aiming to put out an EP this summer.

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Catalina Bellizzi


Singer Catalina Bellizzi will release her debut retail project this summer in the form of an EP titled Half Dead. Bellizzi, who Beautiful Eulogy featured on its Satellite Kite track “Take It Easy” in 2012, is also the founder of the creative brand Young Lady.

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Armond

Armond told Rapzilla that he plans to drop an EP, The Epiphany of Marcus Graham, at the end of this summer. The Columbus-based released the critically-acclaimed album Kairos in August 2013.

Loso

Loso has created a buzz over the past few years with several impressive singles, including but not limited to “Epic.” The 2013 Rapzilla 16 Bar winner told Rapzilla that the wait for an entire project should be over this July, when he plans to drop a solo EP.

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Surf Gvng

Surf Gvng told Rapzilla that it’s aiming to release its debut solo album this summer. Last year, the Miami-based duo came out of nowhere to build a following with its free self-titled EP.

Here is Surf Gvng’s most recent single, “Alarm Clocks,” which will not be on its upcoming project.

DOWNLOAD: Free EP – Surf Gvng

Joel

Joel only has two retail songs out, but he displayed a flow on them that has listeners anticipating his debut studio album this summer. The project will be titled 7Days.

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Montell Fish

Like Joel, Montell Fish is a less familiar name to Christian hip hop than most on this list, but that shouldn’t leave him overlooked. Recent singles by the 17-year-old Pittsburgh rapper and producer suggest that his upcoming mixtape, Somewhere in The Forest/Reading The Bible, will build his fan base soon.

DOWNLOAD: Montell Fish – Pink Love 2.0

Shiwan

Shiwan has been busy. In December, he released a free album, Waves. After a series of singles this year, he is aiming to drop another free album in August.

DOWNLOAD: Waves

BreeKay X Kasairi

Speaking of busy, the Orange County, California-based duo has released two free EPs since December, and it’s not slowing down. Following #nosuscribers and Javelin will likely be another EP this summer.

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