Hottest Artists to Watch in 2023

With a new year, we bring you new music, from the hottest artists all around the world. Presented below, in alphabetical order, are rising artists to be recognized along with their new hit singles. Make sure you check out these talented artists and follow them on social media for their latest releases.

Ali Khameya – Born in Munich, Germany Ali Khameya is an artist and entertainer who’s known for his unique take on the rap/hip-hop and R&B genres. He released his debut EP The Concrete Picasso in 2023 and it’s been a hit ever since. He’s focused on being the best as he continues to climb the charts and make waves in the music industry. Ali’s music is focused on uplifting the people who need it most. I IG: @Ali_Khameya

ArmstrongWW – ArmstrongWW has caught our attention for his fresh debut EP, titled Recovery. Recovery marks a strong debut that contains sharply-crafted songwriting, demonstrating Armstrong’s potent lyrical abilities atop a glowing, soulful series of instrumentals. ArmstrongWW also engineered the entire EP. I IG: @Ww.Armstrong

A.T.G Ant – Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, A.T.G Ant’s love for music started at a young age. His early influences of Eminem, Ludacris, Drake, and Lil Wayne helped him develop a unique style that combines aggressive flow, catchy melodies, strong delivery, and clever wordplay. His new single, “Money on my mind,” reflects his switch in mindset over the last couple of years. While making money is important, Anthony understands that it is only a surface-level understanding of success. I IG: @OfficialATGAnt

Banditbbb! – Toronto rising hip hop artist, Banditbbb! just dropped a hot new single titled “Trappin In The Rain”. This is an anthem for hard work with no excuses. Whether you’re cruising in the car, chilling at home, or hanging out with friends, “Trappin In The Rain” is the perfect mood music for any occasion. I IG: @Banditbbb

BravoOneHunnit – Based in Southern California, BravoOneHunnit is focused on building his fan base, networking, and consistently delivering engaging content. His latest project, Suthern Therape II, showcases his growth and dedication to the craft, proving his artistry has only improved over time. I IG: @OfficialBravoOneHunnit

Cadillac Muzik – Cadillac Muzik is a Psychedelic Funk/Alternative R&B collective of artists and songwriters. The brand began in San Antonio, Texas in late 2009. The collective is made up of several key musicians & artists such as CaddyMack Moses, DaddyD’Vill, Moonshyne Brown, Jojo Raines, DJ Memph, and more. In their latest release, Beseja “CaddyMack” Moses of Cadillac Muzik & Garrett “Starchild Jr” Shider of Parliament Funkadelic team up to create a Psychedelic Funk & Alternative R&B masterpiece. Check out “Brain Unchain” now! I IG: @CadillacMuzik @StarchildJr

CA The Don – Rising out of one of the south’s music capitals Houston, Texas, comes CA the Don with a captivating new release titled “Too High”. An engaging, genre-bending track that combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, and dance. I IG:  @CA_TheDon

D1C3 – D1C3 is an award nominated American hip hop artist and songwriter from Long Island, New York. He got his name ‘Dice’ from his step-father at a very young age when he gifted him a keychain of a pair of dice. After the passing of his step-father when he was thirteen, he divided the two dice and put one in the coffin of his step-fathers casket. This also sparked the start of his journey in music. I IG: @D1C3official

DMGD – (Damaged) is an independent artist, singer, and songwriter from New York, now based on the west coast. He’s been performing original music for several years throughout LA. His most notable release “Anxiety” ft. Aeden has surpassed 280k streams. DMGD is set to drop his highly anticipated EP this summer! I IG: @_Dmgd

D.O.M of DnD – 2023’s about to see D.O.M of DnD hit the ground running with his latest project, “The Simpleton’s EP 2: Jewelz Blu-galoo.” With the accompaniment of artists such as Rick Ross and Kurupt, this project is one of the more conceptual ones out there, capitalizing over the questionable content and diverse appearances of artists, ranging from hard hitters to local diamonds in the rough. I IG: @Dndeerecordsmmxx

GenoDa1 – GenoDa1 is a rising Florida based artist who just dropped a hot new project titled “3am Sessions”. His latest release, “This Isn’t New 2 You”, was inspired by a relationship he was in after a break up. GenoDa1 is known for his creativity and versatility, with each release sounding unique. I IG: @GenoDa1

GetMoney Dro – Philly’s own GetMoney Dro just dropped a hot new joint titled “Drill Em”. The rising artist continues making waves in the industry. Check out this hot track now and follow him on IG. GetMoney Dro is up next! I IG: @GetMoneyDro215

IceTre – One of the most promising talents of 2023 is rising star IceTre. He first gained recognition for his single, “No Worries” with Grammy nominated and multi-platinum OVO sound producer Mike Zombie. IceTre’s music is captivating and refreshing, with a sound that is both authentic and innovative. I IG: @TheRealIceTre

It’s Midnight – LA-based artist It’s Midnight returns with his hit single “Show Me”. His music incorporates elements of R&B, hip-hop, and pop. “Show Me” is an elegant, refined track that further attunes listeners to his style. Check it out now! I IG: @ItsMdnight

IamSnap – Multiple Billboard charting rapper IamSnap’s latest controversial masterpiece “Clowns” would strike a nerve with the woke movement guaranteed! As many people already know, IamSnap isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and in his track “Clowns”, he certainly didn’t hold back! Check out this dope joint now! I IG: @IamSnapMusic

Jarryd Senior – Australian artist Jarryd Senior gets to business with his new track “The One ” ft. legendary rapper Xzibit. The One is a motivational anthem written for all the hustlers to help them break through the negativity and doubt and remember they are “the one” in control of their future. I IG: @JarryDSenior

King Key – King Key is an American rapper, song writer and actor from Austin, TX. The artist started off 2023 with a new video called “DUHH” ft. T Kay Barbie as well as his new hit single “Stand By Me”. King Key is working on a new project with super producer Yung Bala and Empire titled “Dedication 3” dropping soon! I IG: @Kingkey87

Lette Weaver – Lette Weaver is one to watch!! “Hi, Nice to Meet You” by rapper Lette Weaver delivers attitude and originality with every verse. The artist showcases standout tracks including “F.I.A.N” and the stellar single “Bend Over” to showcase catchy rhythm, along with Weaver’s definitive flow and daring lyrics. This is an album for hip-hop fans who are looking for a new sound with nostalgia of early 2000’s club anthems from start to finish. “Hi, Nice to Meet You” is one of the hottest EP’s of 2023! | IG: @LettemeBang

Mary K – Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Mary K just released a new hit single titled “Mr Criminal”. The sensational artist has toured and performed around the world, receiving numerous awards for her achievements. She has also headlined at several prominent music festivals including Afrofest, where she was one of the main headliners. Check out her new hit single “Mr. Criminal” now. | IG: @MaryKWorld

Mave910 – Marcus Auraylius’ new song, “Yesterday,” is a powerful anthem about perseverance and positivity. The song features his family Trey3k and Amoney. It was released to celebrate and build awareness of Gauche Coeur, a brand geared towards building awareness for congenital heart defects. The song was inspired by Marcus’ son Trey3k, who was born with a congenital heart defect. The lyrics are uplifting, encouraging listeners to never give up and keep a strong will of faith. | IG: @Mave910

Max Boogie – Max Boogie is back with a hot new joint titled “Stupid Rich”. He describes it as a hype track that’s not all about just being “Stupid Rich”, but about putting in the work/going through due process and staying relentless to get “Stupid Rich”. This is a track for all the hustlers who started from the bottom. Max Boogie has performed across the east coast and was recently co-signed by Jadakiss. | IG: @Max_BoogieBND

Milly Marzz – Rising artist Milly Marzz just dropped a hot new single titled “Kings Triumph”. This is one of the hottest joints of 2023! Make sure you check it out now and follow him on IG. We expect big things from Milly Marzz this year! I IG: @Milly_Marzz

Mosberg Banga – Mosberg Banga of the Dark Hustlers Society Society follows up the success of his 1st solo project on Hilltop Coalition Entertainment, “16’s of Hard”, with a brand new hit single titled “33 Lashes”. Mosberg Banga continues to apply pressure and never settle for less. Check out the new video now. I IG: @realmosbergbanga

Mrs50Cent – Mrs. 50 Cent is 50 Cent’s self-proclaimed most loyal fan and states she spiritually married the rapper 50 Cent April 23, 2020. Her first release is appropriately entitled, “I’m the Mrs. 50 Cent, Wife of 50 Cent”. Mrs. 50 Cent is releasing a reality-based science fiction love story using multimedia. I IG: @Mrs50CentKweennwo

Nkosi Bourne – Brooklyn’s Nkosi Bourne has shared a new single called “Final Form”. With raw, sample-based production and heartfelt, poignant bars from Bourne, “Final Form” makes for a strong follow-up to his 2022 mixtape Glimpse. I IG: @NkosiBourne

Reggie Lee – Singer/ Songwriter Reggie Lee kicked off the year with his debut release “95 South”. Hailing from Maryland, Reggie sings and writes with the styling of various influences. He embodies creativity writing a harmonic tune to the Jazz driving track using a mixture of R&B and hip hop cadence. The accompanying visual is gaining popularity on BET Jams with 50,000+ views, giving fans insight into Reggie’s world while he pursues the perfect passenger to take the ride down “95 South”. I IG: @Reggiel33

SAGOD – SAGOD is a multi-talented influencer/musician born in Jamaica and now living in the U.S. The versatile artist has an unique ability to create music from different genres such as hip hop, dancehall, afro, and more. He has a vision to make a positive impact on the world through his music. His recent single “Amazing” has sparked internationally, helping the young artist put on for his city and country. SAGOD’s music expresses a good feeling/ positive vibes with his raw talent. I IG: @Only_Sagod

Sirr Jones – California based artist Sirr Jones’ passion for all forms of music created his belief that: “music is the soul of man”. He practices this belief through his conglomeration of catchy tunes and insightful freestyles. Jones true strength is his ability to change with the mercurial world of hip hop and R&B, while maintaining his own distinct style. Press play on “Paper Chasing“, out now. I IG: @SirrJones909

Sleepy – When you hear about an artist named Sleepy, you will automatically think he is lazy and tired but that is not the case here in this situation. This upcoming Atlanta based artist and brand is putting his neck on the line in the industry and in the streets. His music is something new to the ear and he is definitely not your typical rap artist. Check out his new hit single “Bon Appetit” ft. Crispy. I IG: @OfficialSleepyEyez

Sun Down Charlie – Sun Down Charlie is back feeling like a “Boss”. The Bay’s finest @hidef_official and Lagos soultry sound @newmarjane make sure to boss up your game with another classic. From start to finish it’s a vibe that will keep you locked in on getting to the bag. This collab highlights production from Lagos native @vikwyn_vikii and yes it’s another classic to start the new year!! I IG: @SunDownCharlieMusic

Terrell Fure’ – My new release is called ‘You A Badd B*tch’. It’s a song that gives a shout-out and is aimed at all women who feel that they are a badd chick but mainly the women on the gram & TikTok with the selfies and reels showing their lifestyle, beauty, curves, and kitty print. Since beauty and curves can be visible while fully laced the concept and song applies to all women. It’s a hit for the ladies! I IG: @TerrellFure

Th3AlmightyQ – Th3AlmightyQ is a rising artist from Lynn, Massachusetts. He is also a soldier in the U.S. army currently stationed in Alaska. Make sure you check out his dope EP “Infinite” now and follow him on IG for his latest releases. I IG: @Th3AlmightyQ

TheLetOut – Fueled and inspired by life matters, spirituality, relationships and all, TheLetOut’s music is in constant exploration. As he continues to experience life, his artistic journey endlessly shifts with him. Experimenting with a variety of genres such as R&B, hip hop, and rock, he creates timeless music that enlarges the boundaries of a fixed genre. Look out for his debut EP dropping soon! I IG: @TheLetOvt

Valid and Stretch Money – Detroit’s Valid and Stretch Money have been on quite a run going into 2023, releasing their well-received single “Sentimental”, and now following it up with the raw, lyrical hip-hop scorcher “Commentate”. The duo just dropped a hot new LP titled “Bill & Isiah”. Check it out now! I IG: @Valid313 @StretchMoneyOfficial

Yung Xavi – Yung Xavi is a young, talented hip hop artist residing in Los Angeles, CA that is focused on establishing himself in the music business. He has the capacity to attract an audience with his voice and lyrics because of his distinctive sound. He additionally has the ability to transmute his past trauma into success. Yung Xavi is composing more music and intends to release it soon. Make sure you check out his full project ‘To Jonathan Deluxe’ and watch the visual for “Deep End”. IG: @TheRealYungXavi

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