AN album compilation supporting emerging talent in Southampton is riding high in the charts.
Sounds of Southampton is currently second in the Hip Hop iTunes charts and 30th and climbing in the overall charts.
SoCo Music Project teamed up with SO Movement to release the album last week.
It provides a platform for 24 young artists to release their music and collaborate on a compilation that showcases some of the best new grime, drill, trap and R&B that the city has to offer.
Supported by funding from Arts Council England and PRS Foundation , the programme has provided mentoring, masterclasses and industry support for these exciting new artists to progress to the next level.
Artists featuring on Sounds of Southampton vol.1 are Tyrone x Warbz, Cam Keddy, Charmz14, Melina Greene, Maria Cathalina, AK, Shannon B, Reece Brown, Young Chiidz, Lookie x S.4.G.E, Jean, Edward McMann, Amy Da Silva, Becky Wakely, JD, Lou-E, Young Harri, Nath Smith, LJ, Lash, RB, EMthe1st with a mix by DJ Tee.
The album is fronted by multi-million streaming rap duo Tyrone & Warbz who have had support from BBC Radio 1xtra, have featured on the UK’s biggest YouTube music platform GRM Daily and are involved in Southampton’s bid for City of Culture 2025. Tyrone is also part of top 10 official dance album charters FooR who earlier this year had their track Fresh used in the Coors light TV advert and signed to major record label Warner Music.
Tyrone told the Daily Echo: “We are one place behind Megan thee Stallion and ahead of Loski, SAINt JHN and more, all global rap artists who released their album the same day as us. This shows the strength a city can have when working together! I’m already looking forward to putting the next project together and hope to hear from more talented Southampton artists to apply to be on the next album!”