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Indie Music Artists you probably Haven’t Heard of - DJ Dope 100’s Artist Spotlight - DopeAMEAN

DopeAMean AKA DJ Dope 100 is a southern-born African-American/ Native American up and coming rap artist, music producer, DJ, and audio engineer. This list of talented independent artists was made to highlight the hard work of independent and underground artists around the world. In addition, I have reviewed each song or provided a detailed explanation as to why the song was added to ETD's Promoted Playlists. All artists featured are responsible for their own music on an individual know circumstances. If you wish to contact an artist, search their name on google and attempt to make contact at your own risk. I'm happy to be able to show-case these artists in such a manner and I've taken great care to hand-pick each artist under different circumstances based on what I felt that their music could contribute to the playlist overall. I hope you take your time, enjoy the new music, and provide some form of feedback to the artists and me.

By: Josephis K. Wade

Tidal Playlist🔽🔽🔽
https://tidal.com/playlist/006cd9f8-39ce-453b-b0ff-d26ede7fb6d6

Apple Playlist🔽🔽🔽
https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/dope-indie-playlist/pl.u-LdbqE7vC2z9pgl

Youtube Playlist🔽🔽🔽
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRLjYNr9LyqeCmEPtuvyTuXR3Fk6GR3g5

Spotify Playlist🔽🔽🔽
https://open.spotify.com/user/z7xx6kv6huqrgc04ih6tpeiz7/playlist/78oHCQw43aG8V3nayqWrb7?si=b97_97gZRH-XoqX0OKHurg

SoundCloud Playlist🔽🔽🔽
https://soundcloud.com/josephiswade/sets/dope-indie-playlist

Deezer Playlist🔽🔽🔽
http://www.deezer.com/playlist/7204695684

Source: https://open.spotify.com/user/z7xx6kv6huqrgc04ih6tpeiz7/playlist/78oHCQw43aG8V3nayqWrb7?si=n_sAEjYLQjaLoH6hz0BmhQ

F.M.S., a song by Sneezyduck on Spotify

F.M.S., a song by Sneezyduck on Spotify. This is an instrumental submitted to me by Sneezyduck.

This instrumental has a dynamic, mechanical, and almost murderous style of sonic vibes. Unique in its individuality, style, and flare. Though I don't prefer to add instructions to my playlists, I make exceptions for the ones that I would actually use as a musical. I believe it has great potential to show applications that transcend radio or platform streams. Nowadays, with all of the high tech A.I. Engineered music being produced to everyone's liking, every now and it feels good to hear a man-made track that feels fresh out of a fruity loops export. A great instrumental to relax and meditate to. Let me know if you like the vibes of Melting Pot a best produced by SneezyDuck. A.Rob, Entellekt, JDRiZZ,

Iverson, a song by A.Rob, Entellekt, JDRiZZ on Spotify

Iverson, a song by A.Rob, Entellekt, JDRiZZ on Spotify

One of the first flame tracks that I reviewed for the Dope Indie Playlist; Dutch Masters 2 by JDrizz, was an awesome project. A good song to roll a fat joint and burn the whole thing with the song on repeat. I know because this is how I first fell in love with the song. This song, in particular, made the cut and has been played thousands of times since by me, loyal fans, and followers alike. The beat is creative and soulful while the lyrics hit you like a signed rapper’s lyrics would. A great vibe track that offers some jewels of wisdom and the edgy feel that you tend to only get when listening to a trap song. Additionally, this sound has great sound quality and production. Do you think this track has mainstream potential? Do you like the vibe? Let me know what you think.

40 Bars of Death, a song by Cyphawrecka on Spotify

40 Bars of Death, a song by Cyphawrecka on Spotify

Cyphawrecka killed a lot of underground artists with this classical display of mastery of elite principles of hip-hop. All fans of hip-hop, lyricists, and overall raw talent should defiantly press play on this track. This track quickly takes the listener back to the roots of rhyme and the art of hip-hop style lyricism. The lyrical association of this beat is an act that should be illegal in all 50 states and all. National territories. Call your state representative and ask, why death by lyrical destination is not a crime against nature and man alike. As you can tell, this track holds a special place in dope playlist history. How do you like the poetics displayed by Cyphawrecka in 40 Bars of Death? We really would like to hear your thoughts.

Trappin' Wit My 40, a song by A1Dezz on Spotify

Trappin' Wit My 40, a song by A1Dezz on Spotify

Definitely on DJ Dope 100’s Dope Indie Top 100’s List, Trappin’ Wit My 40 is a song that connects with the emotional vibes of trapping with a pistol. Outside of this track’s futuristic vibes and market appeal, this is a downright gritty trap-style track that anyone with a street background should have no troubles vibing to. In the club, in your car, or at the gym, this medium level tempo makes this song viable in a large verity of musical environments. The harmonic hook adds to the song's emotional characteristics and brings you to an authentic feel of the trap. The hook also has informative qualities that set it apart from similar songs in the trap genre. Do you agree? Am I laying it on too thick? Vocalize your opinion and be heard.

I'm Back by Keep Right on Spotify

I'm Back, an album by Keep Right on Spotify

Liking these tracks is only 50% of the reasons most songs make the cut for DJ Dope 100’s playlists but when it comes to I’M Back by the rapper Keep Right, this track touched me like most don't. An excellent executed show of brash lyricism, flow characteristics, and timed delivery makes I’m back one of the strongest indie tracks that I've heard all 2020. This track gets an 8 out of 10 from DJ Dope 100... The lyrics Get a 9 out of 10 but when considering other factors such as tone, vocal pitch, timing, and overall feel, you end up with a 10 out of 10. This song goes past the surface to please on different levels. One of the best songs I've heard edging into 2020 with subject matter that transcends the street culture of tracks that would be considered similar in nature... Do you echo these sentiments? Would you listen more than once? Give me your honest feedback.

Reggea Love, a song by Ymblacksea on Spotify

Reggae Love, a song by Ymblacksea on Spotify

A range song with a great romantic appeal, rhythmic island feel, and spiritually lifted vocal tones. Love styles vibes wrapped in melodies of togetherness place this song in a league all of its own making... I added this track to my playlist because of its diversity and uniqueness in a world ran by wars of bass and other song elements made popular by other genres of music. This song's differences are what give it favor among music enthusiasts who appreciate these kinds of appeals. Do you think that this song is ready for the world market? What did the artist do poorly or exceptionally? Your input helps us to create, master, and release only the best music.

Cotton Candy Galaxy, a song by Crispy Akiyama on Spotify

Cotton Candy Galaxy, a song by Crispy Akiyama on Spotify

A dreamy type of feel and jazzy type of vibe; Cotton Candy Galaxy, leaves you with a sweet taste for good rhythms and jiggy vibes leading into your next musical selection. Produced by Crispy Akiyama, this beat lets you use your imagination to explore possibilities inspired by the vigor and flare of this musical composition. A good track to put on repeat when you want to clear your mind or use your imagination to be inspired by its acoustic brilliance. A sonic flare of instrumentation and emotion, this instrumental helps to divide the lines between what is good music and what is not. Does this best resonate with your spirit? Do you hate it? I'd like to know what you think of it.

Traffic by Dré Suavé on Spotify

Traffic, an album by Dré Suavé on Spotify

A lyrical montage of lyricism, poetry, creativity, and intellect; Dre Suave’s Traffic, is nothing short of stellar rap music. The intro exhales leaving a melodic breath of sonic rhythms all following their own separate rules of digression. Metaphors inspired by rush hour traffic clash with the street life and everything that comes with it Dre Sauave’s lyrical scoop. A tope 100’s elect recognized by DJ Dope 100, this track has been enjoyed by dope listeners worldwide. A J Flex Production, Dee Suave’s ability to articulate a vision is something that large hosts of rappers are still searching for. The lyrical content maintains its potency across the whole two minutes and thirty-two seconds of creatively expressed artistry. A great song to actually listen to three or four times while stuck in traffic, though Sauve specifically tells you to avoid the traffic. I like overall Dre Suave’s ability to incorporate bars conceptualized around educational subjects like philosophy. Do you feel that Dre Suave was able to articulate his vision? Do you think this track is marketable? I care about your opinion if you would care to share it.

Arson, a song by Eclaire on Spotify

Arson, a song by Eclaire on Spotify

A dark rap track that shows the beginnings of what I’d consider being a new genre called rap-emo. When I say dark, I don’t mean negative. This ballet has a unique plot and an exceptional way of separating itself from similar tracks in the same musical genre. The vibes in this track are sick but in a good or should I say bad way. The sonic resonance of the deeply trap-inspired instrumental brings the track an emotional presence that Eclaire does an excellent job of capitalizing on. These are the types of songs that any management team would want to hear out of one of their top rap artists. Arson is a song pain, sorrow, change, acceptance, revelation, and truth. This song speaks to its listeners on an emotional level that most songs attempt but fail at miserably. Eclaire is definitely an independent artist worth keeping an eye on. The track Arson is definitely a track for us at ETD to highlight for the year 2020. An excellently executed rap track that should be considered an underground classic for years to come. Do you feel the emotion of the song? Do you hate the song? All feedback if any will be shared with the artist and it helps others discover dope music.

Still Here, a song by Liftd on Spotify

Still Here, a song by Liftd on Spotify

This Rack (Rap + Rock) Music is some of the greatest. Excellent riffs, cords, and the general overall composition of this audio recording. Music that clashes together genres, tend to have vibes that other musical compositions in totality lack. This clean-cut gritty lyrical mix of guitar harmonics, Soulful poppy lyrics, and lyrical depth take you away on a trip with the artist to a destination of solitary freedom. Still Here by Lifted is a revolutionary track with a great marketing potential to eco-centric millennials and those that like the glam without the glitz. Although I don't think the mainstream is ready for such a conscious style Rack Track, I do think the world needs more music like this. When listening to the song, it makes me want to improve the community around me and help others with less fortune. I believe there is room in the world for a track with such purpose. Do you think the world’s ready for conscious Rack? How do you think this song would do on a mainstream level? Opinions from our viewers are worth its weight in gold, how did it feel?

Playhouse, a song by 301 Chuck, Artt, Marcel Siah on Spotify

Playhouse, a song by 301 Chuck, Artt, Marcel Siah on Spotify

Another track that takes you back to when hip-hop was the fire on the breath of the dragon. Slick samples, a marching band-like drops, and old school classic late 80’s and early 90’s authentic feel. Playhouse by 301 Chuck, Artt, and Marcel Siah is far from a playing matter when it comes to boding the underground rap industry. 🔥🔥🔥This flame track reminds you of a big city living with hip-hop samples, churchy rhythms, and old school style hip-hop-inspired wordplay. There aren’t many visible shortcomings when measuring this track by the toughest standards. A song that sounds unique in its own sonic lyrical resonance. DJ Dope 100 is happy to place this awesomely laced track into the hall of 100’s. This is the type of track you expect a rapper to cook-up if he were to say, ” I’m taking it back to the basics son.” A tope 100’s track and another that I enjoy it seems daily as we creep deeper into 2020. Truly a hip-hop fan’s treasure, you should check out Playhouse immediately. Is it flame🔥🔥🔥? Do you disagree with DJ Dope 100? Let me know what's really real. Feedback is the best way to help the platform and the artist at the same time.

Swish, a song by Jae Able on Spotify

Swish, a song by Jae Able on Spotify

This song is one that I strongly feel should already be in rotation frequently on genre-appropriate radio stations. Jae Able’s Swish is a lyrical display of wordplay, authority, experience, and discipline. The motivational and wise lyrical flow adds to the overall appeal of this composition. A catchy, bouncy, and almost anthem style chorus gives this track a rhythmical advantage over other tracks of the same musical genre. A beat with organ synths, hopping hi-hats, wide clap, punchy bass, and mystical instrumentations. The lyrical talent of Jae Able is put on full display; front and center, in this relentless attempt to kick down the theoretical doors of the big bad music industry, in an attempt to lyrically assassinate everyone standing behind it. Though those victims may be uneducated in the slight about the facts in the case of the matter, this song hits a high mark. Do you see Jae Able as a lyrical assassin? Can Jae Able make it in the industry? Inquiring minds want to know.

UpAllNight by Roddie Flacco on Spotify

UpAllNight, an album by Roddie Flacco on Spotify

When someone asks you, "who are you?" and "what do you stand for?", not many can answer that question accurately without blowing hot smoke. In UpAlkNight the up and coming rapper Roddie Flacco does it simply with a song and a high level of authenticity. The lyrically artistic song (UpAllNight) is like a snip of what's going on in the mind of the poetically talented rapper. Deeply inspired by explaining the effects of Insomnia, the rappers speak on how these dilutions influence his everyday life, pain, and successes. When hearing this song, I envision a painter just splashing different colors of paint and over time you start to see lines that tie together a similar type of struggle. This song bridges the die-hard work ethic of an aspiring rapper, the different obstacles one chooses to face when chasing one's destiny; likewise, the different levels of such an artist in the expressions of different levels of creativity while still pushing through the storm. Excellent instrumentation characteristics throughout this vibe laced dope track. This song is a creative one and definitely worth checking out. Do you vibe with this track? How is the track unique or similar to similar songs? If you have $0.50, I have $0.50 to make a whole dollar. In this case, $050 is your opinion. Tell us what you think.

SWITCH UP, a song by Danny Ali, Derek King on Spotify

SWITCH UP, a song by Danny Ali, Derek King on Spotify

Danny Ali and Derek King stunted on an epic level with the release of this world banner, Switch Up. Another Cali track that made DJ Dope 100’s top 1000’s. No lie, I play this track religiously because of its satisfyingly potent lyrical complexities. Is that biased if you like the track? If the track is good shouldn't you like it? Being that I do not know the artist personally, I'm sure that's enough to be free of any pre-biases. I've never used writers but if one came to me and said,” look at this track here! I want you to check out some of my work.” and pulled out this 🔥🔥🔥 propane flame here. I would have to have ran with it and let the general public call me whatever they saw fit. It's hard to pinpoint one good element because this song has so many good qualities. From lyrics, to beat, sonic tone, vocal presence, and production, all the elements that structure a good song seem to be present in this audio recording. The hook is just straight flawless victory. They could have straight-up been whill’in! on the versus and no one would have cared because of the flare, character, and presence that the hook brings to instrumental. Contrarily, they did lace each verse with killer assassin levels of badassery. Do you agree, disagree, or is it hard to reach a conclusion? Have you heard anything similar? Your thoughts are cherished by all the artists and the DJ.

AAF (An Actual Freestyle), a song by Cooley on Spotify

AAF (An Actual Freestyle), a song by Cooley on Spotify

This song is exactly what you would get if the rap and soul genres clashed.🔥🔥🔥🙌🙌🔥🔥🔥 Top 100’s top contender Cooley, laced this track with so many different degrees of hot, cold, left, right, up, down, left trigger, and fatality with a flawless victory. How many new age rappers would hate for this track to hit the mainstream airwaves? We are having trouble getting a fair reading on life score statistics. A hot track that makes rappers with no talent want to hang-up their mics, fire their producer and kick rocks all the way home. AAF seems hardly legal for Human consumption, let alone to even be considered as a daily prescription for the mass chronic smoking rap-heads. Jazz chords with a bouncy melody and perfectly timed sound FX give this lyrical rapper the perfect canvas to unload top-tier lyrical content. The clarity of the vocals gives the whole production a great texture of sonic balance. The beat is pulsing with high-level vibrations, the bass acts as a platform, and the harmonies hold it all together. A truly talented artist who definitely has something to offer rap fans. What do you think about AAF? Is this a potential diamond in the ruff? There is nothing we love more about then plays and feedback. Some feedback is worth 1 million streams. 🙃🙃😉

Copy Cat, a song by Talie V on Spotify

Copy Cat, a song by Talie V on Spotify

An Emo-Rap style track, Copy Cat by Talie V., is an excellent display of her lyrical talent. This track takes me back to the pin-up era (not my era) with Copy Cat’s tone of vocals, and it also makes me consider what a music video to this track would consist of as far as visuals are concerned. Over time all music tends to sound the same. However, there is something about Copy Cat that makes it different from everything else in texture, even rap music itself. Tracks that others consider #NoGenre, those are the tracks that I connect with and love. Rolling snares, narley samples, synths, and energizing vocal characteristics. The beat has a catchy vibe, catchy lyrical content, and the song is just catchy in general. Is this a track that you would consider to be #NoGenre? Stash or Pass? All the artists would love to hear your feedback in order to improve and maybe even strike it big.

Cash Amount, a song by Elebry on Spotify

Cash Amount, a song by Elebry on Spotify

🥰🥰🥰 Let me start by saying, I hate appearing like an indie female rapper groupie, but when it comes to Elebry, I don't mind. Her controversial lyrics not only make her a target of the rap culture because of her gritty and, at times, raunchy lyrical content, would straight-up hate the music video for Cash Amount. The beat sports hard-hitting 808’s, an elegant piano with overtones, tricky snares, Cash Fx, and Elebry’s versatilely catchy lyrical punch lines. I'm not sure if I would say she’s lyrically on the level of a white rapper like Eminem, but with the right players, she could become the Taylor Swift of Rap quickly, I suppose. 🤣🤣🤣 Yes, I said it. Flame lyrics that burn, no sure about the street creed portion of this equation, but I'm sure if you carried the 3, someone would bang under her track through every major American city, Europe defiantly. Out-side of the politics, a very talented artist that has a lot to show the rap game, the world, and the world of equality is this artist Elebry. Cash Amount makes you want to get out and chase a bag until you catch that fellow. Do you think Elebry can make it in a sexist industry that lacks diversity? Do you believe gangster rap is ready for another white female rapper? Do you think she would hold her own in beef with Iggy Azalea? Your thoughts are like fuel to the unsigned fire. We need gas.

Hard For Me, a song by Shorty ONE Supreme, Vidal Castro on Spotify

Hard For Me, a song by Shorty ONE Supreme, Vidal Castro on Spotify

A highly energetic r&b style track, I would put in the grown and sexy genre of party music. In this classic Hard For Me by Shorty ONE Supreme and Vidal Castro, a rhythmic beat can be heard boasting the fullest r&b groves with a Latin feel I’ve listened to in forever. The love-struck lyrics lace the track to support the harmonic echoes of the chorus, timbre of the vocalists and accentuates the lain rhythmic tempo in the background. Great for a spring break setting, private party, or shopping spree vibes throughout this soundbite. Overall, I give the artist much respect for his musical performance on this edit in particular. Do you connect with the emotional feel of this song? Where would you play this song? Let me hear what you have to say about this song, and others like it.

Came to Be, a song by Alwa Gordon on Spotify

Came to Be, a song by Alwa Gordon on Spotify

An inspirational track with awesome hip-hop vibes, lyrical credibility, and metaphorical emotional content. Alwa Gordon uses Came To Be to sport his lyrical talents and offer up a display of lyricism that can only be shown by someone with experience in the craft and culture of hip-hop. All hip-hop is not rap, and all rap is not hip-hop. But both art forms are interchangeable within themselves. Alwa Gordion understands this fact and uses a blend of styles to piece together this epic recording. One of DJ Dope 100's Top 100 Indie Tracks, "Came To Be", has several layers of metaphorical assault on a wide variety of subject matter. This track's beat hosts a band snare, soulful organs, piano, and sound Fx's. Another song that I prefer to listen to daily. How do you feel about the content of this track? Would you listen to this song more than once? Feedback is vital to the progress of all artistry.

Follow Me, a song by DLOW on Spotify

Follow Me, a song by DLOW on Spotify
🔥🔥🔥Follow Me, another song I felt blessed to receive in my inbox. The song Follow Me by DLOW, (a Chicago independent rap artist dropping nothing but chronic hits. DLOW’s ability to lace the lyrical metaphors to a tight artistic rhythmical in an ill manner makes him a lyrical assassin and threat to rappers both signed and independent. Follow Me is a social media style composition, assault hit job tailored to the rap industry. The beat has elements that complement the ”follow me” chant of the chorus. If you haven't followed DLOW on social media after hearing this song the first time, every spin is a constant reminder to go follow. Outside of you going to follow DLOW on social media like; right now, the verses are packed with punchlines that box south and won't let up as if Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement. One of my favorite tracks and definitely a top contender on the 100’s list. Did you go and follow DLOW on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.? Are you liking the song? Any information on how you view our content is helpful.

Right Now, a song by Kayo Kano on Spotify

Right Now, a song by Kayo Kano on Spotify

Right Now is a conscious rap track by the musician Kayo Kano. It boasts a melodic beat with Disco/EMD inspired synth instrumentation. Kayo Kano is able to use his lyrical ability to speak his truth to power lyrically. This song is inspiring to me on many different levels. One of few rap songs with a positive message behind it. Right Now has it's own lane on a fairly unpopulated street. A great track to listen to in the car, during a workout or around your private office. What do you think of the lyrics of this song? Do you agree with my review? Asking questions us how we get the answers needed to approach change.

Jump in the Fire, a song by Rey Sani on Spotify

Jump in the Fire, a song by Rey Sani on Spotify

When it comes to ”Jump in the Fire”, by Rey Sani, talent isn’t the only defining factor of success. A moderate slow tempo, soft strings, and a borderline Emo-Rap style track, this composition makes sacrificing one’s self equivalent to jumping into fire. An appealingly tonal and emotional track that asks listeners to relate on an emotional plain. Rey Sani is a talented artist and his lyrical metaphors open the doors to a deeply expressed pain of passionate love. Sometimes in life, we sacrifice our own well being to please those that are around us. This track holds a special place in DJ Dope’s Indie 100’s and we hope to support more independent artists just like Rey Sani.
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False Gods, a song by Carrio Xanders, Sanni. on Spotify

False Gods, a song by Carrio Xanders, Sanni. on Spotify

”False Gods”, a track that highlights how popular music is being used to glorify idols or various forms of demonic energy . Careio Xanders and Sanni use this song to display how good rap with a little lyrical talent doesn't have to glorify false gods to receive recognition. The hook is an upbeat harmonization about the importance of making good decisions and how people may sometimes worship these false gods without being conscious of the fact. This is a song of high morality and a great contender on DJ Dope 100’s Dope Indie Playlist. Rap music should be about more then the glitz and glam. This song as us to open up our mind to it's lyrical content, Instead of getting caught up into the fashion of the mediums chosen for delivery. Do you think some rappers remote false gods? Do you connect with this songs message? Help out the artist by leaving your thoughts.

Stfu, a song by Keshawn on Spotify

Stfu, a song by Keshawn on Spotify

      🔥🔥🔥#STFU This is definitely one of my top 10. I'm going to get real for a second. The first time I heard the song I hated it. The third time I liked it. By spin #10 I'm like yeah, this that yhit. Now I truly believe this song should play at every party to ever be held at least one tome. The comically uptempo chorus, real wise lyrics, and luxurious life vibes make this a all-around feel-good song. Perfect for the moment you wish to suddenly tell someone to STFU and do it in song. Listen to this song twice a day for three days and tell me if you walk around saying, ”STFU this my favorite song!” Have you hit the play button at least once? Do you like what you hear? You feedback is vital to the progression of the craft. Drop us a line or two.
Relations, a song by Travisjamel on Spotify

Relations, a song by Travisjamel on Spotify

      The chorus of Relations give me sick Usher Raymond vibes. TravisJamel out done himself with r&b, grown and sexy, tell you grandma to stop twerking song right here. A talented artist who did an excellent job in keeping this song focused in one direction. Lyric of depth that fit snugly into the context of the song’s plot. This song is one I feel has radio potential and could be played in a variety of events where the target age range is 30-55. Do you agree with my findings? How does this song make you feel? Express to us you feelings and comments.