The "Heat Seekers" contest is officially three weeks deep, with plenty of artists having already come through to share their music. As a result, our ever-growing playlist continues to expand, with emphasis on the extensive world of unsigned hype, many of whom have chosen TuneCore as their means of digital distribution. Dedicated to highlighting talented TuneCore artists, each contributor will have a shot at landing a spot on the list, in addition to being eligible for our grand prize detailed below. In fact, you could be the next artist featured, should you be willing to take the plunge and sign up here.
There's still time, as the "Heat Seekers" contest will be running until June 7th. All you have to do is sign up and distribute your upcoming release through TuneCore, be it a single, EP, album, or mixtape. For starters, your release will be eligible for "Heat Seekers" playlist consideration. Not only that, but those who sign up will also have a shot at securing the grand prize, which includes a studio session with one of the game's best producers at the HNHH studio, with the entire experience being filmed and shared on our home page in June. Submit your music now.
In keeping with tradition, today we'll be highlighting three TuneCore artists, two of which landed on our radar through their "Heat Seekers" involvement. While last week shone a spotlight on the established presence of Taylor Bennett, New York's own Buddy Mylez, and the fan-favorite Futuristic, today brings Nereaux, Bobby J From Rockaway, and Bishop Neru. Be sure to act quickly - next week might bring your name to the forefront.
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New York's own Bishop Neru has been deep in the game for years now, having amassed an impressive collection of material to his name. With solo releases like Emperor Nehru's New Groove, and collaborative drops like the MF DOOM assisted NehruvianDoom Bishop has proven his worth as a fixture in the underground hip-hop scene. Now, with his acclaimed two-part Elevator series behind him, Nerhu is steadily plotting his next move. Where do you want to see the young talent go next?
New York continues to shine as Neraux enters the fold, representing for Bushwick, Brooklyn. Though his music blends a variety of genres, including rap, punk and house music, Neraux’s inspirations are some of the greatest to ever touch a mic, including the likes of Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000. Dedicating to putting his life and soul into his music, sharing both trauma and tragedy in equal measure, Neraux is looking primed to gather momentum to in the coming months.
Bobby J From Rockaway
Another born and bred New Yorker, the aptly named Bobby J From Rockaway once received a glowing co-sign from the elusive Jay Electronica. "This man right here is a bearer of witness that times are changing," proclaimed Jay, amidst a packed house of listeners. "This man has BARS!” It's not difficult to validate Electronica's assessment, as Bobby J makes sure to keep the bars coming at a pace that would cause Funkmaster Flex to slam his desk in excitement. In his new single "Walter White," Bobby J lives up to Heisenberg's legacy, spitting heat that would leave bathtubs - and Skylar's heart - a smoldering wreck.