It's been a bit of a slow news day over here at ListenUp, but lucky for us there's never a shortage of local music to share with our readers. Here's this week's Sonic Six-pack with some great new releases from area acts.
And since a few of tommorow's Featured Listens won't exactly be unfamiliar to readers of the site, we thought we'd take this chance to highlight a few new artists that we've been enjoying lately. Check them out:
Whit "I'm So Gone" feat. Wes & Chillz
We ran across Myrtle Beach native Gregory Whittington (aka Whit) up at Open Mic Night about a month ago, and after finally getting a chance to check out his music we had to feature this track from the Myrtle Beach's own ZUCRU. Check out some on point rhymes from all three emcees on this track or find Whit on Facebook or Reverbnation.
Drew Gribble "You're Not The Same"
Check out this track from 16-year-old Carolina Forest student and singer-songwriter Drew Gribble. It's a recent acoustic demo from a young man who seems to have a free-flowing supply of emotion-laden lyrics and melodies to share with the world. Check him out on Faceboook or Purevolume.
DJ E-Top: Big Sean feat. Chris Brown "My Love"
The Grand Strand's main man for mixtapes provided the latest leak from his upcoming holiday-themed mixtape "Valentine's Day in the South: No Love Lost Edition" that will drop next Monday just in time to bump it with your sweetheart for V-Day. Check out E-Top's blog for more music and a direct link to download this track.
Dominant "Certified Badd"
Here's the latest single from one of the hardest working rappers in town, who just celebrated his birthday with a bash this past weekend and will be part of the upcoming Carolina Underground Music Awards on the 19th nominated for Best Male Artist. Check out Dominant on Reverbnation.
Josh Brannon Band "Home in Carolina (live)"
This isn't exactly a release, per se, but its one of the better-sounding live YouTube clips we've seen in awhile and thus we thought we'd include this footage from last Friday's Myrtle Beach Rocks Country. We featured the same song awhile back, check out the original version here or see more Josh Brannon Band on YouTube.
Karolina K "Karolina State"
Here's another track from a regular participant at Friends N Low Places Wednesday open mic nights — which if you haven't heard by now is becoming THE place to be for hip-hop fans in Myrtle Beach right now. This Palmetto State anthem comes from Socastee/Burgess MC Kareem Harry (aka Karolina K) off his "Karolina State of Mind" Mixtape.
Also, got to give a special shout out to this guy for his continued support of ListenUp and for keeping it real whether it be performing on stage with 843 Boyz or simply staying true to his faith and putting God first in his thoughts. Check him out on Reverbnation.