Top Talent to Follow in 2023


With a new year, we bring you new talent from the hottest artists, producers, and music industry executives from around the world. Presented below in alphabetical order are names you definitely want to get familiar with in 2023! Check out these artist’s new releases and make sure you add them to your playlist.

Being Frank – In God We Trust One: The Almighty Creator is the inspiration of it all. The first of many and what you did with your life when that time calls. One has nothing without recovery, just keeping faith and flowing with the water throughout all the falls. I IG: @BeingFrank86 

Bg5ive – Irish rapper Bg5ive, who is based in Toronto, just released a new hit single titled “No Love Lost”, produced by Chrxs. Bg5ive flexes his passionate rap flow and impressive lyrical abilities over an eerie, sample driven, bass heavy beat from one of the games most talented young producers. The track is accompanied by an equally memorable music video. Look out for his upcoming mixtape scheduled for release later this year. I IG: @Bg5ive 

Brandon Rainwater – Brandon Rainwater is the ex manager of the deceased Mo3. He is currently the executive producer of double platinum songs Outside and Broken Love. From his hard work and dedication, Rainwater received his own label under empire record’s legendary label and he is currently signing artists from all over the world to make legendary the biggest label that ever came out of Dallas, Texas. I IG: @Rain214Water

Cardi A – Rising artist Cardi A just dropped a hot new single titled “Full Time”. The talented Illinois based artist drops another hit about how he rose to the top and did it without any help or support. He is a true inspiration. Check out “Full Time” now! I IG: @TheRealCardi_A

Cool Boy Bobby – Talent, not fame, is what drives Cool Boy Bobby. The Nashville-born hip-hop producer with the ubiquitous face mask never holds back on his views regarding bigwigs in the music industry. And before this sounds a little bit too ironic for a guy who prides himself on making music his life, one needs to carefully differentiate between making it big in the world of music and getting more people to embrace real talent. I IG: @YapCampaign

D.O.M of DnD – D.O.M is a Canadian rapper hailing from Calgary, Alberta, and has been rapping under the boom bap and drill subgenres. Over his career of 8+ years he’s drawn from a wide variety of inspirations, ranging from hardcore veterans such as Eminem, Benny The Butcher, and Joyner Lucas to internet entertainers such as Markiplier, Jimmy Carr, and Indigo White. D.O.M is part of a rap supergroup that formed on the subreddit “r/makinghiphop,” known as Splinter Faction. Check out his new release “Bar Fight” now! I IG:@Dndeerecordsmmxx

FMEO DIXON – Philadelphia Rapper FMEO DIXON has been making a lot of noise in the industry lately with his new single Champion, even getting a co-sign from Jadakiss himself. Dixon is definitely ready for the future of music as he consistently releases NFTs everyday since the new year. Each NFT is a 1 of 1 and it holds free admissions to any event produced by FMEO INC. Dixon has grown his fan base by dropping new music that is well written and produced, making it easy for new listeners to become fans. Dixon plans on releasing a new EP “Phygital” soon and plans on building his fan base in the meantime. I IG: @FMEO_Dixon

Foreverongo – Representing Indianapolis, Foreverongo is a force to be reckoned with coming out of the Midwest. The artist tells an original, uncut story with his music based on experiences, pain, love, and passion in every track he creates. He brings a raw, uncut flow when delivering raps, while also being quick to slow the beat down and soothe his audience when the time is right. Check out his latest offering titled “Danny Phantom”. I IG:@foreverongo_ghf

GetMoney Dro – Philly’s own GetMoney Dro returns with a hot new single titled “True 2 Da Game” ft. Rick Ross. The rising artist is signed to BC Records and has features with Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Murda Mook and more. He has also performed with Meek Mill, Lil Durk, Sim Santana, amongst other big names. Check out his new hit single now! I IG: @GetMoneyDro215

IamDerby – IamDerby’s new hit single “Take Me Away” is trending as one of the top independent songs in Los Angeles, CA. His new release is quickly gaining notoriety on YouTube with 30k+ views in just one month. “Take Me Away” gives a positive outlook on relationships and empowers men and women to find and enjoy love. IamDerby says “I am determined to set the new standard for my generation and put a positive context back into it how it was in the 90’s. I’m a 90’s baby. I was made out of love and I want to return that into the world.” I IG: @IamDerby_

Ishan – Ishan is a Boston-based artist with a growing style of his own. He is heavily influenced by the golden era of hip hop music and the pioneers of this game. At 23, he delivers his message through a trademark lyrically inclined style, which rivals the greats. From his beat selection to his intricate wordplay, this young rapper comes off as a seasoned vet. Ishan maintains a growing music career while delivering consistent content. Did we mention Ishan writes, produces, and engineers all his music? I IG: @IshanTheRapper

Jarryd Senior – After a widely successful 2022 with releases including Weekday ft. Fat Joe and being voted the 3rd most influential Entrepreneur of 2022 by Success magazine for his entrepreneurial success and podcast “The Jarryd Senior Podcast”, Jarryd Senior has decided to rebrand his music from his former artist name Senior. to his real name Jarryd Senior. This could not come at a better time as the artist is about to release his next track featuring one of the biggest names in hip hop very soon! We expect big things for him this year!  I IG:

Jazzy Vee – Jazzy Vee is an incredibly talented music producer, DJ, and artist based in New Jersey. She was born and raised in Queens, NY where she began performing tap dancing and ballet on stages at the age of 4. She went on to perform in choirs, act in musicals, play the clarinet in marching band and more. Jazzy committed to living her dreams and started making her own music in 2018. Check out her new hit single “Talk To Me” now. I IG:@ItsMeJazzyVee

Jdmilitant – Rising Boston based artist Jdmilitant is back with a hot new single titled “My Pain” ft. Albeeal. The talented artist says his sound is shaped by authenticity and his inspiration always comes from life’s experiences and what he’s surrounded by. “My Pain” is one of the hottest joints of the year! Jdmilitant is definitely up next! I IG: @Jdmilitant

Kaddy – Multi-talented triple threat “Kaddy” delivers a firery new alternative hip-hop sound in his new release “Runaway”. The hip-hop rockstar MC projects in anguish on the record fully dedicated to the individuals who have deserted their childhood homes, and left behind domestic abuse and unfair treatment, for a safe, more loving environment. One of those individuals was his brother.. With a trap filled beat and contagious melodies, Kaddy ignites the pain within the listeners and brings back feelings of unwanted but comforting nostalgia. I IG: @tookaddy

KAYAM – Hot off the heels of a successful 2022, KAYAM shows no signs of slowing down entering 2023 with a new single called “Try Again”. Like Canadian-born KAYAM’s Tanzanian, Kenyan, Indian, and British family history, the 20-year-old singer and songwriter’s music traverses a multitude of genres, including various forms of pop, hip-hop, and R&B. His latest release showcases his sharp ability to blend genres in a refreshing fashion. I IG: @kayam403

Lil Hudak – Lil Hudak is an independent recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He was introduced into music at a young age, loving to sing on his own time. Hudak released his single “No Rest” which features relatable lyrics and a real story that he went through. This year Hudak plans to release another single with popular rapper KillBunk, and a possible EP. I IG: @Hudakk

Mave – There’s a lot of good hip-hop out there, but there’s something special about the genre that Mave brings to the table. He’s got an energetic delivery and an undeniable sense of soul. He does it all over deep pocket drums and soulful chops produced by himself. The result is music that will have you bouncing around your room as soon as you turn it on. Marcus Auraylius is an artist who has been working on his craft since high school, so he knows how to make a song that gets people moving. Check out his new hit single “Cat 5” now! I IG: @Mave910

MC Jonny T – MC Jonny T enlists Rick Ross and Madd Scientist on his newest single So Saucy. The trio set the pace for the new year with trapped out production, Ross’ signature bravado, and the balanced sensibilities of MC Jonny T – the teacher emcee (yes, he is literally a teacher in a classroom when he’s not spittin’ some of the hottest bars) I IG: @MCJonnyT

MeshMoney – Rising artist MeshMoney just dropped a hot new single titled “After Party”. This is an R&B and hip-hop vibe track that can be played in the club or just chillin mode. His new single talks about having fun and vibing with a woman, it can even be somebody you had past relations with. Make sure you check out “After Party” now!. IIG: @MeshMoney

Naeem Reign – “Voice Note Skinny From The 9” was created as a response to Skinny From The 9, who Naeem Reign says disrespected him for no reason. He says, “me and him were going to be on a track together with Souljaboy and Fetty Wap before I even got a chance to respond, he sent multiple voice notes disrespecting me”. I IG: @Naeem_Reign

Neutron The God – Neutron The God is an American musician from Illinois known for his blue and green hair, musical versatility, sharp lyrics, and animated flow in his rapping. He is an accredited film director, actor, producer, singer, song writer, author, and entrepreneur. Neutron built a cult following with his single “Work Your Body” ft. Will Peters. I IG: @neutronthegod

Otr Big 4 – Atlanta artist Otr Big 4 just dropped a hot new single titled “Fed Up”. The song is a heart felt pain song with a metaphorical consistency that sets him apart from the competition. His sound is melodic with a realness that will quickly grab your attention. I IG: @OTR_Big4

Pimptress – Pimptress is an American artist hailing from Florida who has gained a growing reputation as a singer, rapper, songwriter. This gifted artist has been working diligently on creating her own unique sound in R&B & hip-hop for many years. Her single “Stackin Up” gained over 7 million views on IG. Most importantly she’s been doing all this independently! Look out for her new clothing line “PrettyEntrepreneurz”. Pimptress just released her new R&B EP “Pink Light Special” and has a lot more in store for 2023. I IG: @pimptress____

Renzo D – Renzo D drops his 5th smash hit single “Round Me”. He just made the verse of the year on special delivery. He drops hits back to back and was recently discovered by Fat Joe and Jadakiss. One thing about Renzo D, he believes in himself. I IG: @renzoddon 

Rob Stovall – Rob Stovall is here to show why he’s one of the top producers in the world. The Billboard-charting, multi-platinum producer and Oklahoma City native, is a staple in the Midwest/Southern trap hip-hop scene, working with all the elites from Mo3 and Kevin Gates, but now converting to r&b with records from Tory Lanez and “Tank.” His variety and ear for music gave one of Mo3’s biggest hits to date, “Broken Love.” The record has since surpassed 100 million streams, going platinum, and set to go double platinum in early-2023. I IG: @RobStovall

SOS KHAM KHAM – SOS KHAM KHAM seems to be unstoppable and more energized than ever going into this year. She has been on blog after blog. Her new release of 2023 LRD (Long Road Down) is a reflection of social injustice in the past versus present day. Her new video shows a lot of artists and pioneers we lost, which asks the awakened question of if our culture is on the verge of losing all its heroes and social activists, who will continue the fight? As a Jamaican born who believes wholeheartedly in “One Love” it’s hard for KHAM to not be moved by the heartbreaking social injustices going on in the world today. I IG: @SosKhamKham

Sweet Limb – “The Dope EP” is a reflection on life, the culture and the state of our society. The sonics reflect my soul and both my consciousness and unconsciousness. I blacked out and went ham on this one. Enjoy and put one in the air to it. I IG: @SweetLimb

Terrell Fure’ – Terrell Fure’ is a rising New York based American dancehall/reggae artist. He just released a hot new single titled “Real Playa-ish”. The talented artist is known for his distinctive voice and versatility. Make sure you check out his new hit single now. I IG: @TerrellFure

The Ian Moore – The St. Louis-based artist, The Ian Moore, has been rising quickly of late, carving his own lane with his lyrically focused, relatable lyricism and ear for engaging production. This time last year, he released the single “GODLIKE” ft. well known Arizona rapper, Futuristic, and now he’s back and better than ever with a new remix of the song that adds Indianapolis legend Mark Battles to the mix. “GODLIKE (Remix)”. I IG:@realtheianmoore

Trill Ryan – Leaving his mark as a trailblazer through the industry is Los Angeles lyricist Trill Ryan. He quickly rose to prominence with his single, “She Gon Go” which went viral on TikTok and received over 200 million streams. Keeping up the momentum, he went on to release “Road Runnin”. Throughout the track, Ryan expands on the sound he’s developed with the production of platinum producers Scum Beatz and DJ Flippp. Trill Ryan is undeniably a booming breakout artist who should be on everyone’s radar as 2023’s artist to watch! I IG: @TrillRyan

Valid and Stretch Money – Detroit mainstays Valid and Stretch Money have seen quite a bit of success with their single “Sentimental” and they capitalize on their hot streak with a new visual. As vibrant and engaging as the song itself, the new video combines retro influences with a refreshing feel that makes for a unique offering. I IG: @valid313 @stretchmoneyofficial

Wakko The Kidd – We saved the best for last! Wakko The Kidd is one of the most promising Los Angeles based artists on the rise! He recently survived being shot multiple times to return with a new hit single titled “Trust Nobody” ft. Ralfy The Plug. Following the success of “Airheadz” and “9 Chainz”, his new release showcases his true talent and versatility. We expect big things from Wakko The Kidd this year! I IG: @WakkoTheKidd

Zmoneeey – Zmoneeey is a rap artist from New Jersey that loves to learn new things, but hates school. She’s constantly embroiled in the middle of controversy. While in detention she decided to take her rap talent serious and began writing the hit song “Saturday”. Zmoneeey says; “there are thousands of students who feel just like I do but are scared to say it. Well I refuse to be scared any longer. Freedom of speech and the pursuit of happiness, that’s what “Saturday” is all about.” Saturday is now available on all digital streaming platforms. I IG: @z_moneeey

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