Fresh and Fearless: A Playlist for 2023

This playlist features a mix of genres, including hip-hop, indie, and pop. “So Paid” by Rohan showcases the artist’s captivating vocals and honest lyrics, while “This One’s For” by Joshua Radin is a heartfelt tribute to loved ones. “So Focused” by Kayda Bentayga is a high-energy track that will get you pumped up, and “Pretty Girls Walk (Remix)” by Big Boss Vette ft. Coi Leray is a fun and catchy tune that will have you dancing. Finally, “DY 01-01” by Blaxk Monarch is a classic hip-hop anthem that will empower you.

As we head into the new year, it’s time to refresh our playlists with some new and exciting music. The following tracks are handpicked to give listeners a taste of what’s to come in 2023. From rising stars to established artists, this playlist has something for everyone.

  • “So Paid” by Rohan

Toronto-based artist Rohan is making waves with his latest track, “So Paid,” which showcases his unique blend of sensual vocals and motivating rap cadences. The song is set to be a standout track on his upcoming debut EP, “Jungle.” With production from Eestbound and Dolby Atmos mixing with Mike Miller, Rohan is poised for a breakout year in 2023.

Stay connected to Rohan below:

TikTok | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram 

  • “This One’s For” by Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin’s new single “This One’s For” is a beautiful tribute to the people he loves but can’t often see due to his nature of being a traveler. The song captured the universal feeling of longing and was inspired by a memorable night in Dublin, Ireland. With over 1 billion streams and gold certification, Radin has emerged as an empathetic and engaging troubadour, performing alongside renowned artists and supporting various philanthropic causes.

Stay connected to Joshua Radin below:

Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | YouTube | Instagram 

  • “So Focused” by Kayda Bentayga

Kayda Bentayga, the up-and-coming West Coast rapper, releases his second single, “So Focused.” Written during his time in jail, Kayda recorded the song upon his release. Intending to tour the west coast and promote his latest single, Kayda recently performed at LeBron James’ private party for the NBA all-star game. 

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  • “Pretty Girls Walk (Remix)” by Big Boss Vette ft. Coi Leray

Big Boss Vette and Coi Leray have joined forces on the remix of the infectious track “Pretty Girls Walk.” With over 11.2 million Spotify streams and 1.6 million YouTube views, the song has taken the world by storm and gained attention from A-list celebrities. Big Boss Vette’s unique style and hunger for success have propelled her to the forefront of the hip-hop scene, and her forthcoming album is highly anticipated by fans and critics alike.

Stay connected to Big Boss Vette below:

Instagram | TikTok | Twitter

  •  “DY 01-01” by Blaxk Monarch 

DY 01-01, the latest release from South African rapper Blaxk Monarch, is a hard-hitting track that showcases his lyrical prowess and unique style. With a smooth flow and clever wordplay, Blaxk Monarch proves why he’s a rising star in the rap game. The track is a must-listen for fans of authentic, thought-provoking hip-hop.

Stay connected to Blaxk Monarch below:

Facebook | Twitter | Spotify |Instagram 

These five tracks are just a tiny sample of the incredible music that 2023 has in store for us. Whether you’re looking for something new or want to rediscover some of your favorite artists, this playlist has it all. So sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy the fresh and fearless sounds of 2023.

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Written by Natalie Patrick

Music Journalist.

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