Posts Tagged ‘iSH’

iSH is a rapper we’ve been following since his May release of mixtape “The Name is iSH” (If you missed it, click here). Well now iSH is taking the success of that first release to fuel his upcoming album entitled “The First Impression” and down below you can find the video for the album’s first single – Priceless. It’s a new look for iSH, a mostly pop song sounding like something off the radio in summer – but skip to the 2:17 mark and you’ll find the same hard rhymer  as featured on “The Name is iSH.” This upcomer is electrifying and you gotta love his smile – wait, is this kid actually having fun WHILE creating a career in the music business? The video is fitting for such a feel good track, filmed in the Cayman Islands and directed by Grandson & Son.

Most of the hip-hop songs we feature on this site are welcome additions to any hip-hop fans collection, yet don’t always make the final cut when it’s time to make a playlist for a summer party. Today, we change that; ain’t no party like a nosebleed party, cause a nosebleed party don’t stop! Ideally this will be a monthly post which will include a mix of remixes featuring artists we’ve already spotlighted, more mainstream hip-hop songs we like, and other tunes we feel you need to hear. We remain devoted to bringing you the best songs from hip-hops emerging artists we find the rest of the month, but want a day to include, well, the best of the rest.

First, remember OnCue?  We featured him here. Well, here is he again, this time in “Inhale, Exhale (VIKING Remix).” It’s hard to resist the way this song builds slowly into the chorus, and then the irresistibly catchy chorus itself – listen above. // Next, another rapper we’ve featured (here), iSH, is back again too. This time, it’s his remix of the radio hit “Bulletproof,” and his verse is an undoubted improvement. Ch-check it out. // After these two, we get a bit more mainstream. First, Duke-graduate turned superstar, Mike Posner. His song “Cooler Than Me,” has been tearing up the radio charts, and featured below is my favorite remix of the track thus far, perfect for raging. // Finally, my most-played song of the summer. If you haven’t already heard it, “Armada Latina” is the result of Latino hip-hop royalty Cypress Hill teaming up with Marc Anthony and Pitbull. Its irresistable, accessible to all music fans, and the perfect way to end this collection. (Update: Added a bonus track, Glasses Malones thumper “I Get Doe.”)

Sure, a mixtape is just a mixtape, stuck somewhere in between messing around in the studio and a full-blown album, lacking the polished production and hard-hitting rhmyes. But every once in a while, there comes a mixtape that is seamless, with no filler tracks and constant nosebleed material… meet iSH. “The Name is iSH” is the first release by this Toronto native, but do not expect it to be the last you hear of him. The tape consists of both popular instrumentals and iSH originals, creating a comprehensive showcase of just what this kid is capable of. Personally, my favorite is the title track, but I honestly suggest downloading the tape in its entirety here. Oh, and be sure to check out his newly released visuals from the track “Hustle To Be Free”… creative.