Divided – [Warner Meadows]

As spring turns to summer all of our favorite artists will be gearing up to release their newest work, and NY artists are no exception. This week Harlem multi-hyphenate Warner Meadows returns with the new single + visual “Divided”. Though you may know Warner Meadows from his work on Baby Keem’s The Melodic Blue or from his hip-hop duo pearl – “Divided” is a high-octane banger that sees our hero boldly putting his name on 2022. Featuring production from Baird, BNYX, and Meadows himself, “Divided” is a unique drill offering that takes inspiration from Meadows’ NY and London roots, blending them into something new altogether. Between the ominous mix and seasoned performance from Meadows, “Divided” has a distinctly cinematic feel that is amplified by the Danny Young and Warner Meadows-directed visual. Whether he’s rapping in front of a liquor store or next to a tractor, Warner Meadows instills every moment in “Divided” with carefully-crafted energy sure to win over even the most hard-headed drill scholars. With an upcoming LP slated to release later this year, Warner Meadows is an incredibly promising NY artist that deserves to be on your radar. Check out “Divided” by Warner Meadows below:

Orale – [PEARL]

PEARL is one of the most promising and intriguing rap duos I’ve heard in the past couple of years. Their music video for “Òrale” will have you glued to the screen for the whole four minutes and forty-eight seconds. Anytime you have a song over three minutes and it’s still grabbing my attention I believe it automatically has to be somewhat good because of how short our attention spans have become. Directors Warner Meadows, Ezemdi Akalonu, and Adam Hersko-RonaTas do a marvelous job of capturing interesting shots and transitions that coordinate with Pearl’s bars and fits. The versatility of the whole song is a great indicator of how talented PEARL can become. From the two minute mark to the three-minute mark Warner Meadows is rapping in Spanish! This single is a great blend of alternative hip-hop infused with a Latin inspired flare that coincides together. Watch the visuals for their new single “Òrale” after the break below.