In our pursuits of discovering for ourselves, and therefor offering to you undiscovered musical talents that we feel deserve to be on everyone’s radar, we’re now fully committed to releasing a carefully curated playlist every week focusing up the burgeoning, the upcoming, the creatively gifted that (we hope) will be making it big in no time and you can tell all your friends that you heard it on Unrated first!

All the artists featured are brilliant creative forces that are helping run the blood through the veins of contemporary music.

Following our first installment the other week, we’re bringing you Unrated’s Undiscovered 002: Velvet Raps & Vicious Rhythms, a lengthier offering of hip hop, R&B, Soul, Trap and 808 beats from artists that sport no more than 20K followers. Included in this edition’s roster, we’ve picked up a few emerging rap artists from both ends of North America, from Los Angeles-based rappers Azad and HALF-A-MIL to the 6’s Pressa and Jay Whiss, along with a few from across the way like Berlin’s Bibi Bourelly and London’s Nefera, RAYE and Dazed’s “it” DJ Sega Bodega.

All the artists featured are brilliant creative forces that are helping run the blood through the veins of contemporary music, and with that, our attempt is to bring you along a rollercoaster ride of feelings from being hyped up to mellowing the fuck out, then back to lacing up your dance shoes before kicking them off again in a scissor kick move. We hope you relish in our just-shy-of-an-hour long playlist each and every day until we drop our next one. Enjoy the sounds above, and follow us on Soundcloud to find more Unrated music curation.