BandupSMG, with his unorthodox style and cocky delivery was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His ability to create catchy hooks, and a superb collection of flows, with the ability to bring real life experiences into his music, makes him potentially the next to blow. His style of cocky adlibs, diverse tracks, and real life experience makes him a tough act to follow.
Although his life is no act, he prides himself for being known for expressing true stories through his lyrics that anyone can relate to. His creativity and flow that can attract anyone makes him a great choice to perform for diverse crowds.
Bandup is ready for the industry, but is the industry ready for what he has to offer them? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. Click here to stream this on all DSP’s!
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Keiontae Alexander better known as Key$oul is a 25 year hip-hop artist out of Benton Harbor Michigan. Honesty is the name of the game for Key$oul, no smoke and mirrors, $oul wants you to see the pain, the struggle and ultimately the reward that comes from grinding in life.
Influenced by the hip-hop and R&B since his inception, it’s like destiny wanted $oul to begin creating his own art. In 2016, with the Internet in full swing and artists, both mainstream and independent seeing success, $oul wanted to throw his hat in the ring. However unlike some who jump into industry, Key$oul was more than ready and in fact excited about the work ahead.
Our Michigan hero spent the following years in the background, working, learning, grinding in an attempt to make it out. $oul says “I constantly focused on improving. I was at the studio, rain, sleet, or snow.” The hard work would pay off as Key$oul has two singles well over 22K plays with his “Wow Freestyle” closing in on 50K plays and this is just on Spotify alone.
The hard work behind the scenes is also what led to “Vibe With Me” a collaboration $oul did with Florida R&B singer Della Cruse. Key$oul wants listeners to walk away motivated and with the confidence that they can “accomplish anything” whether you’re starting from the bottom or starting over $oul believes you can make it to the top.
Fast-rising young artist Sabastian Lax drops debut single ‘Freshman’
BROOKLYN, NY – Sean Bailey has a story that would be familiar to most recording artists today. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, this young rapper had a love for music and would spend his free time writing lyrics in his notebook or recording freestyles onto the audio notes app of his phone. Whenever he’d let his friends hear his raps, he’d always receive positive feedback, and by his senior year of high school, it seemed only natural for him to take those raps into the studio.
In the two years since that time, this up-and-coming East Coast artist has continued to develop his unique sound and style in ways that have led him to the release of his debut single, “Freshman”. It’s a song that tells the true story of where this young artist is today – operating under the stage name Sabastian Lax and announcing himself to the world as a new voice in the industry that should not be ignored.
“This is the beginning of the season of trying to make a career out of music,” Sabastian said. “This song is me telling my story of where I am right now and the kind of music people can expect from me. My sound is very unique, and I learned everything by teaching myself. Throughout most of my childhood, I was involved in the performing arts – I acted, played piano, designed clothes and even danced. I started by writing freestyles in my notebook about people around me and stories of what I’ve seen. Basically, my raps are telegraphing the journey I’ve taken and what I want to achieve in life. My music is the best way to manifest the things I want while talking about the stuff I’ve seen while growing up. I have a lot of friends who were into the street life and I hung around them even though I knew it wasn’t my path or direction. It’s not my personal experience, but I can rap about it because I saw it. And I love showing people a different side of that lifestyle. I know they’re good people deep down despite the things they’ve gone through or done. I’m proud of my neighborhood and the experiences that shapes my life and influenced by appreciation for the arts”
Sabastian doesn’t just share those experiences through his music, either. This young entrepreneur is also a fashion designer and is currently going to school to study fashion design. He began designing clothes two years ago when he realized how many different styles and types of t-shirts there were throughout the city. His imagination took off and he began designing his own t-shirts. Recently he created a “Ban Trump” t-shirt that he gave out at rallies throughout New York.
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Key$oul Releases A New Single “Hop Out The Benz” on ALL Digital Streaming Platforms!
Keiontae Alexander better known as Key$oul is a 25 year hip-hop artist out of Benton Harbor Michigan. Honesty is the name of the game for Key$oul, no smoke and mirrors, $oul wants you to see the pain, the struggle and ultimately the reward that comes from grinding in life. Influenced by the hip-hop and R&B since his inception, it’s like destiny wanted $oul to begin creating his own art. In 2016, with the Internet in full swing and artists, both mainstream and independent seeing success, $oul wanted to throw his hat in the ring. However unlike some who jump into industry, Key$oul was more than ready and in fact excited about the work ahead.
Our Michigan hero spent the following years in the background, working, learning, grinding in an attempt to make it out. $oul says “I constantly focused on improving. I was at the studio, rain, sleet, or snow.” The hard work would pay off as Key$oul has two singles well over 22K plays with his “Wow Freestyle” closing in on 50K plays and this is just on Spotify alone. The hard work behind the scenes is also what led to “Vibe With Me” a collaboration $oul did with Florida R&B singer Della Cruse. Key$oul wants listeners to walk away motivated and with the confidence that they can “accomplish anything” whether you’re starting from the bottom or starting over $oul believes you can make it to the top.
The North Philadelphia native, Taythedxn or Lxrd Dxn is about to make a big appearance in the music industry.
Taythedxn has been on the music scene for 5 years. His first song to gain attention was “Primetime” which has more than 145k views on YouTube and it’s reached millions on Instagram quickly garnering the attention of many major labels.
Taythedxn has chosen to stay independent and continue to keep his movement going. The future for “TayGangCvlt” is looking brighter and brighter for this young rockstar. Make sure you stay in tune with Taythedxn and follow his “TayGangCvlt” movement!
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Rising from false murder accusation, SleezeThe Kingpin raps to tell his story and clear his name
JUNCTION CITY, KS – In 2019, Sleeze the Kingpin spent the first few months behind bars. Suspected for being connected to a murder which he had absolutely no involvement in, this man suffered tremendous losses because of the accusations and media storm. Instead of being defeated, Sleeze prevailed through the wrongful allegations. Shortly after his release, he started rapping because he has the voice and the story to tell.
SleezeThe Kingpin’s gritty, authentic street music is reminiscent of an older generation of Rap. The artist is genuine about everything he puts out, and street dudes relate to his message. But his stories are for everyone, including those who don’t actually live the street life like “the people who don’t wanna go to war but love watching war movies,” Sleeze said. “What I’ve been through and what I’ve put down in the music is for everybody. You can either relate to it or you love watching it from the safety of your own home.”
Sleeze’s latest single, “Love Bring You Back” has a sit back, ride out and vibe-feel. Featuring Fiend (From “No Limit”) and Lil Donald (“Do Better”), the track came together after Sleeze met Fiend at an Atlanta Top 20 event. Sleeze pulled together the artists to collaborate on his beat, first by convincing Fiend to add the verse, and then turning to Lil Donald for the hook. Released mid June and produced by Jay Wood, “Love Bring You Back” reminisces about lost love and reconciliation.
The previous single by SleezeThe Kingpin is a dance song called “Throw It Back” which he dropped earlier this year. A club banger, the track “goes hard in the club for the ladies to throw it back, like the song says” Sleeze asserted. Produced by his cousin, Slomeezy, “Throw It Back” features the talented Angel White from Dallas. Although he has only been rapping for a short time, listeners will witness the progress in SleezeThe Kingpin’s creativity in the string of singles he has released over the past year.
Sleeze’s next project is a music video for “Love Bring You Back.” He will travel back to Atlanta where he plans to coordinate filming with the other contributors on the song. He also has a few other projects in the works including some slow jamsand the development of his very own record label, Pis Po Records. The music label is being created to provide opportunities to other upcoming artists that need a way, despite Sleeze being a new artist himself.
Last year began with Sleeze contemplating his life. He thought about his time in the military and how his service enabled him to travel the world. He thought about the things he had done after his military service, and how he had become an entrepreneur who was especially proud of his restaurant. He was also a proud father who was very involved in the lives of his children. Being falsely accused of murder would have broken most, but Sleeze turned the negative experience into fire to light his way into a brighter future. An artist who launched his career only a few weeks after his release from jail, Sleeze is a natural-born storyteller who is admired for his clever wordplay and the way he spins his tales.
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#NewMixtape Cita G – Lower Self Mixtape Hosted by Dj Smoke
Cita G has just released her latest effort titled “Lower Self Mixtape” hosted by Chicago’s own Dj Smoke. This mixtape is short and sweet with an 8 track punch to get you going!
The first track “Nann” is reminiscent of Trick Daddy and Trina’s hit single “Nann Nigga”, this time with Cita G ripping through the track. Another stand out track is “Piranha” Cita G gets in her freak bag talking that freaky shit on this track. “No Remorse” is a hard track, but “Let Her Go” is the go-to track when you want sum hard shit! Cita G wraps things up with “Smoke” a tribute song for “Pop Smoke”.
Sean Walk inspires movement with new single ‘Nobody’
MAYWOOD, IL – Sean Walk is creating a movement. It’s hard to define, but anyone who listens to his music will understand immediately what it is he’s trying to inspire. It’s a movement that’s all about making music for everywhere – breaking down barriers and destroying walls that spring up between people for so many petty reasons. During a time in which there are wide cultural and societal divides, Sean Walk’s movement is not only attractive, it’s necessary.
“Whether it’s vibe music or dance or music for the soul, I’m trying to create something that helps people relate in positive ways to what’s going on around us,” Sean said. “Each day, I experiment with different genres such as Rock, Rap, Blues, R&B, or whatever my soul feels like doing. My music is personal style, growth, and the ups and downs of everyday life. I hope that my movement will be something that everyone who listens to my music can relate to. Music should help people cope with life, be happy, be motivated, be inspired, and hype you up.”
Sean’s newest single is a perfect example of that unique sound and style. The song is called “Nobody,” and it explores the inner strength it takes to look others in the eye and say, “No, I won’t listen to your negativity.”
“I never try to fit in,” Sean said. “I’ve always been different and I’ve always gone my own way, and that’s what this song is about. It’s Rap mixed with Rock and the lyrics talk about not needing anything and not asking for help or depending on anybody. I’m going all by myself and making it happen. It’s a real live song – a turn up song – with pure emotion.”
Sean said the single is one that serves as the perfect marker at this current time of his life, and a great example of the kind of journey he’s taken both in life and in music. He first started down the path of music as a career when he was 9 years old. His mother purchased journals for him and his brother, and he recalls listening to Petey Pablo and writing down his lyrics into the journal. He started rapping when he was 13 and in the years since, he’s worked on developing his own unique sound and style.
“My sound is all about realism and the hurt and pain and actual feelings we go through on a daily basis,” he said. “I don’t consider myself a rapper – I’m a ghetto rocker. I turn my passion into music, and the way my music comes out is just pure. I just let my mind do the work and every time, I come out with a hit. It’s raw emotion. Too many people don’t want to let their feelings out but with my music, they can connect and it can help them get their emotions out. That’s how I express myself and that’s what this movement is all about. If you don’t want to talk to people, you can talk through my music.”
In addition to “Nobody,” Sean is also preparing to release a mixtape called “Safe Love, Real Problems” which he said should be available across all streaming platforms by September. He’s also working on a 12-song album called “Focus Through Frustration” which he plans to drop either later this year or in early 2021.
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East Coast artist J-Carter drops fourth album ‘Hip-Hop Till I Die’
TRENTON, NJ – Back in the lab and ready to drop more heat, East Coast artist J-Carter is back with his fourth album “Hip-Hop Till I Die.” And it’s not an album for the average Hip Hop fan. With 48 tracks, it’s a project that J-Carter says is the kind of musical journey created specifically for people who have Hip Hop as part of their DNA.
“I’ve got a lot to say and so little time to say it, that’s why the album has so many tracks on it,” he said. “You might hear 48 tracks and wonder what I have to say, and really I cover everything. I’m trying to keep the classic Hip Hop aura going with the reality and concept of this album, all while implementing it into more of a contemporary sound. I’m also trying to show my diversity and flow, so across all of the songs, you’ll hear Hip Hop but also R&B, Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, and so much more.”
J-Carter said “Hip-Hop Till I Die” is an album that balances traditional lyricism with a contemporary outer shell. It aims to keep the realness and reality for which Hip Hop is known, while also taking a progressive approach to the genre in ways that he said will leave a mark on the music world.
“It’s something that hasn’t been heard before in this genre,” he said. “I think I have a unique voice. Nowadays, when you hear rappers, most of them are trying to sound the same and so many of them use auto-tune. I can’t stand auto-tune. It takes the personality out of your voice and you just end up sounding like everyone else. Sure, you might get one hit from that, but that’s it because you have no personality to set you apart. I’m different in regards to every song you hear has personality to it. No one song sounds like a previous song I made. And you can tell by the personality and flow that it’s me.”
J-Carter said he first got his start in music when he was 13 years old and got bored one day in class, so he “just started writing.” He loved it so much that he took a deep dive into English and the crafting of the language. He would spend his spare time reading about words in the dictionary and playing with lyrics. He also studied storytelling, and when all of those things came together, he found that he had a natural gift for songwriting.
“A song is a story, and I love fitting all the intricate parts of a story into something that sounds interesting,” he said. “I write for the people, I don’t write for myself. My music uplifts the minds of all people who listen to it. As long as I can keep that at the forefront of what I do, it’ll never fail. I want to help people elevate their minds. That’s what music is supposed to do. If you’re not doing that with your music then what’s the point?”
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Jerzey B returns to music scene with a bang from new single ‘It’s Litty’
NEWARK, NJ – On America’s Independence Day, East Coast artist Juan “Jerzey B” Battle Jr. released his new single “It’s Litty.” Like the explosions that accompanied the national holiday, Jerzey B’s new song is a blast back onto the music scene after an unexpected hiatus of the past three years.
This young up-and-coming artist from East Pennsylvania has a storied past when it comes to his pursuit of a career in the music industry. Signed three years ago to an independent label, it looked like things were about to take off for this talented young rapper. But a series of complications with the law stemming from past mistakes made it impossible for him to travel internationally, and the independent label – which had signed him with the intent of having him tour overseas and develop a global following – ended up dropping him. Jerzey B stepped away from music after that, frustrated at the situation and discouraged that his hopes and dreams wouldn’t ever come to fruition. But in the face of so much other global disappointments in 2020, Jerzey B decided he wanted to take a second chance at pursuing his dream.
“Everything I ever needed was to be heard, so I decided to hop back and do it again… but bigger this time,” he said. “This song is my intro to me coming back. It’s definitely upbeat and it features a female artist named Cyani Love. With her sound and mine, I just know it’s gonna be great.”
Jerzey B said his music is the kind that will get fans turnt–up. Though his lyrics can go deep and into great detail, the art of pairing those lyrics with catchy music is what really inspires him. He’s a fan of beats that make you turn up, and that’s what he tries to bring with his own music.
“I’m gonna mix that and make sure you can turn it up, but I’ll have some real shit in there, too,” he said. “It’s gonna give you that 90s vibe when it comes to the words, but the beats is gonna get you here in 2020.”
For a large part of his life, music was the only outlet for his frustrations. When he was 9 years old, he witnessed his father stabbing his mother multiple times. She lived through the attack and when she recovered, she took Jerzey and his two other siblings to Blackwood, New Jersey to start a new life. Trouble followed him, however, and music became his go-to when things got rough. He was incarcerated at age 16, and every night in jail, he would write a new song to help deal with his emotions and anger. He’s been in and out of jail 17 times over the years but over the past year, has dedicated himself to turning over a new leaf and putting his energy into the music.
“I feel like when I speak, I want you to actually feel like if he did this shit, I can do it, too,” he said. “I want to inspire people on a different level. The biggest thing to get out of my music is to build the structure for a lot of other artists. I want to change the New Jersey scene and make it the next Atlanta. There are so many good artists here, but we don’t have the structure or the resources to get the world listening. That’s what I’m gonna bring because we got the potential and I got the passion. This is me – 100 percent.”
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Montreal Native Nevi Released His Latest Project “#LongWayFromHome” Listen On All DSP’s
Nevi is a Hip-Hop artist based out of West Coast Canada, born and raised in Montreal, QC. Since his recent album release, he has quickly gained thousands of listeners’ attention with his deep, thoughtful, lyrical music. Nevi will also be releasing a groundbreaking album in August titled “XX”, focused on bars, but packed with real life experience. Nevi is sure to become one of the greatest artists of his genre coming from Canada.
DJ Smoke & Spade The Boy Present: Shut Up & Listen (Hosted By Young Buck & Lil Will)
Dj Smoke & Spade The Boy are back with another dope project for the people! Last time they brought you “Young & Paid” Hosted by Kevin Gates, now they are back with a new project “Shut Up & Listen” hosted by Young Buck & Lil Will of Drum Squad!
This project features brand new music from YG, The LOX, Lil Will, Drake, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Coca Vango, Bali Baby, Blocboy JB, Migos, Future, Young Thug, Young Buck, King Von, Chief Keef, Drumma Boy, Conway The Machine, Papoose, Teejayx6, Audio Push, Young M.A. just to name a few!
New music from Mikka Simone launches a distinct Raw n B style for listeners to bounce to
ATLANTA, GA – Experienced singer, dancer and performing artist, Mikka Simone has been thrilling audiences for over ten years. As a singer, she delivers a raw form of R&B which she refers to as “Rhythm n Bounce.” Authentic and captivating, her music is characterized by moving lyrics and intriguing instrumentation choices.
Mikka released her latest single, “3:32” (“Synchronicity”) earlier this month. After putting the piece together, she discovered that she had been born at that time. The song is about moving forward no matter what, especially when things are not working out as planned in relationships, business or any circumstance where you are being held back. “It’s just a matter of moving forward,” Mikka said, “and learning the lesson within the lesson.” She worked on the song’s initial concept with the producer from her previous project and recorded some of the track with him in Atlanta. After deciding on a new direction, she finished recording in Memphis.
Mikka is also getting ready to release her second full project, “The One Time,” which will feature “3:32” and other new music recorded in Atlanta and Memphis. The project focuses on taking chances – from going on a blind date to skydiving. It’s about risk taking and reaping the rewards. She has 14 songs recorded for “The One Time” and is narrowing down to the final ten tracks before releasing the project sometime later this year.
Also recorded in Atlanta and Memphis, the song “Fly Away” may be released as a combination of the two recordings or as two individual tracks. It has a bounce to it, with a laid back chill vibe for enjoying a night out on the town without distractions from anyone. Another track, “My Man” unfolds a crush that one may have, or an experience one may want to dive into with a significant other.
Mikka Simone’s extensive performance experience includes dance and theatre which gives her quite an advantage. She knows what to do onstage and in front of a camera, illustrated by her TEDx visual improvisation performance which can be seen on her YouTube channel. From all of her featured videos, it is clear that she knows how to convert an audience’s energy into a pumped up performance.
Through her music, Mikka is telling her story from her own unique perspective. “I believe my experiences have molded me into the person that I am and the person that I’m becoming, speaking out my higher self on a constant basis,” she said. “I’m just driving into that, allowing it to happen.”
Influenced by all the greats, Mikka’s strongest music influences are Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Gucci Mane, Ciara, J Cole, Nipsey Hustle, KeKe Palmer, plus Nina Simone for her lyricism. She also looks up to Maya Angelou (who dabbled in music before becoming a world renowned poet) when it comes to fearless expression.
Mikka likes to keep very busy. She is shooting the music video for “3:32.” Its release will be closely followed by “The One Time” project. Additionally, Mikka is working on another major project titled “Mood AF” which promises to express a variety of moods.
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Texas Native Relus Baum Dropped A Bomb New Single “Wishing” That’s Reminiscent Of The 90’s R&B Era
Relus Baum is a dope Hip Hop artist, born in Germany and raised in Waxahachie, Texas, right outside of Dallas, Texas. Relus has always had a passion for writing raps and expressing himself musically. Being a super athletic person he always pushed to play sports, but music is his first love. His music is like no other, he really brings something different to the table, and his versatility is crazy.
He likes a combination of soulful, live instruments, vocally, he brings a very different vine , which allows him to express himself completely. His song “Wishing” is a featured song in season 2 of the urban modern day television classic, 5th Ward, on UMC.TV. Relus has worked with Grammy Award Winning, platinum selling artist/producer Raphael RJ2. Credits: Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, Master P, and more.
Relus also has a publishing, licensing, and distribution deal with MAC A MILLION DOLLAR MAN MUSICK. Credits: MTV, EPIC, VH1, GUNIT, AFTERMATH, ATLANTIC, DEF JAM, NBC, CMT, INTERSCOPE, NBA, GOOGLE, TLC, LIONSGATE, NIKE, VIACOM, and more. Ultimately, Relus has an arsenal of music that everybody can vibe to, and he is looking forward to sharing his unique style with the world.
Vonte Brown examines what it takes to overcome setbacks with latest album ‘A Night Being Vonte’
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Vonte Brown is an American recording artist, record producer and audio engineer who’s string of successful albums is about to add another title to its arsenal with his latest “A Night Being Vonte.”
Hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, this young artist has gradually been making a name for himself in the music game over the past decade – with popular albums like “Even-Handed” and “A Day Being Vonte.” He has written and produced music in collaboration with many other artists over the years, while also perfecting a sound and style that is uniquely his. And with this new album he said he’s ready to share that sound with a global audience.
“The biggest thing that sets me apart from anyone else out there is that I’m telling my story, and my story is customized,” Vonte said. “A lot of people today aren’t talking about the independent and entrepreneur side of the music industry. But I’m heavily independent and that self-sufficiency is really a big part of who I am as an artist. I do everything on my own and when I work with other artists, I do everything for them, too. I even shoot, direct and edit my own videos, and make cover art for all of my releases. The pride and passion I take in the full process show in everything I do.”
That’s perhaps best displayed through his latest album. Vonte said “A Night Being Vonte” is a continuation of his previous two works, which tell the story of his journey through music and life and the impact each has had on the other. Tonally, this is a project that he said will feel darker than anything he’s created before, both because the subject matter is darker and because he wanted to create a project that examined the many setbacks he’s had in life and what he’s had to do to overcome those challenges.
“It’s really a project about all the things that have been holding me back, and me finding who I am and doing what I want to do in life,” he said. “I’ve been held back in a lot of ways just mentally. Throughout the journey, I’ve found myself trying to motivate myself both in work and life. I’ve overcome a lot so far and I still have more to overcome. So in a lot of ways, I want my music to be known as the anthem to motivate any artist out there. The thing I love the most is when people get inspiration from my music for being self-motivated and determined not to quit.”
In addition to “A Night Being Vonte” which is currently available across all streaming platforms, Vonte is also hard at work on an EP called “Galapagos Islands” which is slated to drop June 26. He said it’s a project that’s a bit of a departure from what he’s done previously, as it will explore a fantasy of what it could be like living on a paradise island. He said it’s a project that will be cinematic in nature, with some experimental sounds and genre-fusing laced throughout.
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Chicago Artist Mr Red Is Back With A New Banger Titled “Run The Money”
I got a chance to speak with Mr. Red about his return to the music scene and his new record, his words “I’m just havin fun with this rap shit”. These are the words that you hear Mr Red say time and time again, even though he has taken the thing that he’s “Havin fun” with and turned it into a very viable & very lucrative career.
With hit singles like “Plug” featuring Scotty Music having over 50k spins on fm radio across the country or “I’m an O.G.” featuring grammy nominated rapper King Louie with production from grammy award winning eptone productions which has gotten over 100k downloads to date! Let’s not discount other hits from Mr Red like “Trappin” produced by the legendary Zaytoven and “All Night” featuring one third of the legendary hip hop trio Do or Die.
”My team is the reason why I do it!” this is what Mr Red calls his fans. “To me it seems a bit disrespectful to call them that. They do lots of important stuff like help me get my message out and keep the music going, they are more than fans. They’re family!”
Three albums in and Mr Red has already made his mark in an arena that is almost impossible to break into. Stars are not made, they are born!
On December 10th at 9:30pm on the south side of Chicago a star was born and this fact is apparent when he enters a room. Watch close because for mr red there are big things in the making and there are nothing but great things to come…
Latin artist with undeniable talent drops hot new summer single ‘La Cocinerita’
MIAMI, FL – The world’s next new Latin artist has arrived on the scene. And if you aren’t already paying attention to his music, then you better join the crowd.
Hailing from Cuba but making his home in Miami, Florida, young Dian Rene has the kind of voice that only comes along once in a generation. Already he’s made a name for himself internationally with performances in Cuba and throughout the U.S., and a stint on the television show “The Four” helped catapult him onto a larger national stage. In the two years since that television performance, Dian has been perfecting his unique sound and style. His previous single “Ayudame” has millions of views on YouTube and is the kind of Latin dance track that is perfect for the clubs. And now, he’s set to follow that up with his hot new single “La Cocinerita.”
According to Dian, the song is a mix between Reggaeton and Dance Hall, and tells the story of a guy in a relationship with a girl who genuinely cares about him.
“Basically, she’s treating me better than my ex,” Dian said. “The name of the song in English means ‘the cook,’ and I’m using that as a way of saying that now I have a woman who not only feeds me literally but also goes out of her way to take care of me. There’s a double meaning in the word – I have a girl who cares about me and takes care of me and there’s a depth to the relationship.”
Dian said his writing style is one that embraces double entendres and metaphors similar to “La Cocinerita” in ways that use words to paint pictures and put ideas into the minds of his listeners. When he combines that with vocals that soar and are undeniably talented, it makes for music that cannot be ignored. Add to that his charisma on stage and energy as an entertainer and Dian is easily one of the most important Latin artists to arrive on the international stage today.
In addition to “La Cocinerita,” Dian has plans to release a full album later this summer. Having worked his ways to this point in his career by struggling as a young musician in Cuba before coming to the U.S. with his sister four years ago, Dian said he’s anxious to finally see his dreams become a reality. And while producers and industry insiders with whom he has worked over the years have praised his vocal talent and ability as an artist, he said getting his name and face in front of the masses has been a struggle.
“I’ve been singing since I was born, really,” he said. “It’s not just my dream, it’s my life. I don’t take ‘NO’ for an answer, but it’s not an easy industry to break into. I’ve been working hard to get my music out, and I’m anxious for people to see me as an entertainer. I’ll give you that feeling of joy when you watch me. I just sing because that’s my life.”
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Young Chicago rapper Vondo sets bar high for the future with hot new singles
CHICAGO, IL – There’s a lot of darker stuff going on in the world, and Chicago-based rapper Vondo has experienced more than his fair share of those hardships. But his music isn’t the kind of dark sounding edgy content that would be reflective of those difficult times. No … His music is quite the opposite actually, and it’s his hope that more and more of his music going out into the world will uplift people from all walks of life and bring some light to this otherwise dark time in the world’s history.
That’s not to say that he doesn’t carry scars and deal with pain like most others in the world. Those who meet him wouldn’t call him a happy-go-lucky guy, but they would say he’s human and that he finds a way to smile through the hurt.
“I’m a unique person for someone my age,” said the 20-year-old artist. “I’ve been through a lot more than most people, and I want to be a light to the world to help other people through similar situations. There’s a lot of darker stuff going on in this world and I want to be a breath of fresh air, a light in ways that give back. That’s why my music is filled with positive vibes and messages.”
Two of his most recently released singles put that uplifting vibe on full display. The first is a song called “Untitled.” It’s a song that upon first listening people might consider to be a sadder song, but Vondo emphasizes that the whole point of the song is to take listeners on a journey that leads them to a happier place at the end. It’s the first song that he said he wrote, produced and engineered entirely on his own, and the multiple messages encapsulated throughout the course of the song are so numerous that he eventually decided the name “Untitled” was the perfect fit.
That single was followed by “Too Fast,” which is a fun, upbeat song that showcases Vondo’s skills as a rapper. He considers it to be one of his best rap songs and he’s proud of the rapid and choppy flows he’s able to bring to fans with this one.
Vondo said his focus going into the summer is to make a number of music videos to go with his recently released singles, while also working on a larger project that he might drop before the end of the year.
“With all of my music, people will be able to see my versatility and the fact that I do a lot of the stuff on my own, which sets me apart from anyone else,” he said. “By doing that, I can engineer and produce and create different sounds than you might hear otherwise. I do that because I always want to have that creative input in my music and I figured, if anyone is going to make the kind of music I want to listen to, it might as well be me.”
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Lalo The Don features Denise Weeks In His Latest Visual For “Voiceless”
Lalo The Don returns from a successful trip to Japan and in to 2020 with a new video for his single “Voiceless”. This final release off his acclaimed “Thug Gentleman” album includes a guest feature from X-Factor semifinalist Denise Weeks and a hot track from producer Adrian Adonis. Having to adapt to the current pandemic that has altered 2020, the New York rapper took to addressing the world with a positive message of hope and determination. “Voiceless” is available on all online music platforms.
East Coast Artist Ace Mafioso Releases A New Single “Realness” On Spotify, Apple Music & All Digital Streaming Platforms!Ace Mafioso is a rapper from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He is also signed to, and the owner of his own independent label, JVMediaLLC, which houses a few other artists who are currently in development. His goal is to be at the forefront of this music empire in the future.
Ace landed a distribution deal in the late 2000’s, after getting highlighted in the ‘Unsigned Hype’ section of ‘The Source,’ and collaborating with some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop such as Raekwon, Big Noyd, and Nature.
However, his career was then put on hold for 3 years for serving a stint in state prison for firearm possession. He then served another two years and faced life in prison for a first degree murder charge. Luckily, he was found not guilty by a jury and acquitted of all charges.
With all his legal troubles finally out of the way, Ace then returned to the music scene to focus on his career. He started to collaborate with with younger artists in the game such as The Cokeboys, Fred The Godson, and French BSM.
His music video “Pour Some” was then featured on WorldStarHipHop and garnered over 2.6 million views in just 3 days. He quickly followed up with an EP, titled “Crimewave,” produced by Dame Grease.
Now, to keep his momentum going, Ace delivers his new single titled “Readlness” produced by Chize. The record already is picking up a lot of steam, especially across digital streaming platforms.
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Admiral Returns To The Front Lines With His New Street Heater “surgical Barz” Ft Tragedy Khadafi
Glory Ave Entertainment frontman Admiral begins the campaign to his New album “Honor & Will” with a Lyrical haymaker entitled “Surgical Barz” featuring the legendary Queensbridge architect Tragedy Khadafi. On the record the two get right to business trading bars over a gritty track from Rising producer Boger with NY’s DJ Instynctz providing sharp incision like cuts to put the finishing touches on this heater. check it out Stream on Spotify
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Lyrical Union Take You On A Soulful Journey With Their Latest Release “Lady”
Young Noah Da Champ and Rhymefluid Tha Bar King from Lyrical Union, 2 Lyricists with a passion and love for Hip-Hop. Both met in 1997 at Challenger Middle School’s Recreation Program in Glendale, Arizona and became best friends sharing the same love for Hip-Hop and Rap Music. Champ and Flu came up in a Hip-Hop era at a time when Gangsta Rap was on the rise and mourned the deaths of 2pac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
Champ and Flu’s musical interests were both Eastcoast and Westcoast music, being that Champ was from West Los Angeles, California and Rhymefluid from Baltimore, Maryland but grew up in Glendale, AZ. When the 2 came together in Independence High School in 2001 also in Glendale, they would both write rhymes together during class after finishing their work, and freestyle when they had free time at school. Both participated in group battles against other groups before and after school proving their lyrical skills and dominating the campus demanding respect. Musical interests at the time were Nas, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Canibus, DMX, The Lox, Mobb Deep (whom they wrote alot of raps to)Memphis Bleek, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, Xzibit, Ja Rule, Master P, Kool G. Rap, KRS-One, and Common.
Being that these were rookies and legends of their time, they had respect for the old schoolers that came before them, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Run-DMC, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, and they learned about these rappers and MC’s from the Hip-Hop Biographies shown on MTV and BET. Da Champ and Rhymefluid wanted to grow up and be legends like these artist who helped build Hip-Hop and still to this day they feel the legends are the reason why Hip-Hop is on a much bigger scale than it was back then. Noah Da Champ graduated from High School in 2003 and Rhymefluid Tha Barking graduated in 2004, and coming up in that time, Hip-Hop was making a dramatic change, With G-Unit, Rocafella Records and Dipset making street bangers, Hip-Hop turned to sex, lust and glorifying of money which they were not down with. Champ and Flu hated any rap song that had punchlines such as “pop that booty, twerk it down to the floor” and so on. To them this was not real Hip-Hop, but they listened to alot of G-Unit, D-Block and Dipset mixtapes to help warm up their skills before getting in the studio.
Before Rhymefluid graduated high school, he recruited 3 other members into Lyrical Union, Kay-on, Kahlee, T-Suede and Vice Mob. Champ met up with them after school to record street hits in Kay-on’s home studio. The group recorded an album called Always Standing Tall, which consisted of 20 tracks produced by Kay-On, After Kay-On and Kahlee graduated, everyone remained best friends but the group disbanded except for Rhymefluid Tha Bar King and Young Noah Da Champ who continued to record tracks with each other. Young Noah Da Champ started to record a solo album called Rhyme Technician in 2004 which Rhymefluid can be heard on a number of tracks such as Total Knockout, Bringin’ It Back, Movin’ It Out and The MLK Joint (which was dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
Their best friend Alex also known as Talented Alex joined on with the group later to record their #1 smash hit Sixty Times. Champ was looking to market and promote these hits but Noah didn’t have the connections wanted to skyrocket the album and Noah became depressed. His friends wanted to move forward and do more music and Noah seemed to hold onto Rhyme Technician. Then life happened, in 2007 Champ and Flu was facing life struggles with jobs, money and careless women who wanted to take advantage of Champ and Flu. But in 2010 Da Champ got back into the studio and recorded a mixtape called Ladies Only which also features Talented Alex and Rhyme Fluid on remix tracks such as, Sexy Lady, All I Want Is You, Change It All and Good Love Music. Around that time, the mixtape game was changing where most mixtapes were “free” and not sold. In 2013 Young Noah Da Champ prepared Mr. Nice Guy EP which features Rhymefluid Tha Bar King and Talented Alex on a revamped version of Sixty Times which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify. Rhymefluid Tha Bar King also managed to be involved in many local rap battles including Battles At The Bridge in Phoenix, AZ.
In 2015 when Da Champ prepared the Re-Release of Mr. Nice Guy, Champ wanted to include more tracks with him and Rhymefluid Tha Bar King, but then, Flu ended up facing jail time for abandoned probation, which left Noah Da Champ distraught and couldn’t do any music without his best homie. Champ and his wife supported Flu throughout his time in jail by enabling phone calls and keeping in touch with others close to Flu including the mother of his child and their twin daughters.
February 2016 Rhymefluid Tha Bar King finished his time and came home. Close friends and family members celebrated with Flu and joined his boy Young Noah Da Champ on their first two shows together since coming back home performing Good Love Music and a Mobb Deep classic hit called Real Survive, a remix of Mobb Deep’s Survival Of The Fittest which was recorded in 2013. Alongside reuniting with Champ, Flu is also dominating the battle Rap Scene seeking to grab the attention of KOTD and URL to become the best battle lyricist in Rap and Young Noah Da Champ preparing his Gospel Album Reborn Spirit.
Just recently, Champ and Flu performed at the Arizona Mixtape Music Awards on December 17, 2017 and made an impact in the Arizona Hip-Hop Community. Now in their mid 30’s Young Noah Da Champ and Rhymefluid Tha Bar King plan to set the bar in Hip-Hop history with their upcoming album Rising Icons which features their new hit single, “When I’m On My Grind which is set to be released early this year on thier joint venture labels iLL Money Entertainment (Young Noah Da Champ CEO) and Serveemup Gang (Rhymefluid’s new record label) and group label Lyrical Union Music Group. They also have other hot bangers such as Lady and On Mah Momma along with their good friend and newest member of the group Bozo now known as DJ Phattz recording, mixing and co-producing tracks. As a trio or solo, Champ, Phattz and Flu will continue to be a dynamic lyrical force in Hip-Hop keeping the essence of real music alive.
Dark R&B artist Pariz Noir explores short-term relationships with new single “Lust”
MIAMI, FL – Mysterious and melodic with silky smooth vocals, Pariz Noir is creating music unlike anything else in the game right now. Her unique style could be described as an electronic sound that leans towards the R&B side. Evoking an enigmatic and dark mood reminiscent of early music by The Weeknd and singer-songwriter 6lack, Pariz Noir is bringing out music this year that signals a new direction for the artist. This year’s singles, “Las Olas” and “Lust,” reflect how much her music has evolved since the release of her “Darkroom” EP two years ago.
“Las Olas,” originally released in 2019, was Pariz’s first release after “Darkroom.” The song had been recorded in a studio she had used before with her old producer. Then she found a new studio in Miami and decided to record the track again. “I wanted a fresh start,” Pariz said. “I decided to re-record the song because this was a new stepping stone after Darkroom.” “Las Olas” was re-released two months ago, and its superior sound and refined vocals are gaining a lot of traction on digital platforms.
Noir, who has been seriously making her own music for about four years now, described her Alternative/R&B EP, “Darkroom,” as portraying herself alone in that dark room with her feelings, thoughts and emotions. Feeling vulnerable and in a dark place, Pariz’s tone is sadder since she used the music as a way to express some of the physical and emotional challenges that she was going through at the time.
“Las Olas” and the new single, “Lust”, represent the next realm of Pariz’s journey. Now, she is over the pain and concentrating on learning and bettering herself and her new attitude is reflected in her recent music.
“Lust,” also recorded in the new Miami studio, is due to be released on April 10, 2020. It promises great improvements on the technical side as well as the practical side — the recording quality is improved and her lyrics and tone are less melancholy. A storytelling about sexual encounters, “Lust” is about how one person, who is focused on her music and career, cannot get involved in a long-term relationship. Even though the other person wants a serious relationship, she understands the situation — their only option for a relationship is a short-term sexual one.
“Las Olas” and “Lust” give Pariz Noir a strong foundation of fresh work to build on. She now has four new songs that go really well together, and she looks forward to releasing another EP. At the moment, Pariz is getting back to learning the keyboards, always focusing on the music. “That’s all I care about!”
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Unique voice from Southern Louisiana offers insight into broken system with new single ‘Setup’
BATON ROUGE, LA – Finding out that something doesn’t work the way you thought it did is a hard pill to swallow. When that revelation comes in the form of lack of support from the government you’ve relied upon, the bitter pill becomes a hardship that can lead to difficult times for many people.
Baton Rouge artist LadyCharlene knows all about that bait-and-switch game often associated with “the system.” And she brings attention to that truth with her new single “Setup,” currently available across all streaming platforms.
As a woman who spent half of her childhood in the foster care system, she has first-hand experience with how government subsidized programs often fail the people they’re created to help. That disappointment is one of the things she talks about in the song, while also using her voice to give listeners a heads up about what could come if they over-rely on similar systems.
“Government assistance isn’t helping you propel in life,” she said. “It’s actually hindering you because there are a lot of limitations that come with it. Growing up in urban areas, you can become a statistic and fall victim to things around you instead of getting out of it. The system is a setup – it’s not there for you. And this song brings that to light while also telling people that me as an artist, I’m not going back to that.”
LadyCharlene said the song presents more of a laid back vibe in its conscious-forward lyrical outpouring. That’s just one example of the types of music she creates, however. For the past five years, she’s been a professional songwriter – some of that time spent in Los Angeles – writing anything from Country songs to Rock to Pop and everything in between. She makes beats and writes songs and has a catalog of songs written across all genres. But of late, she’s wanted to create music that is all her own and showcases her unique voice and talent. “Setup” is the first of a handful of singles she plans to release this year to do just that – to let the world know who she is and what she represents in the world of music.
“I don’t sound like anyone else out there or anyone who has come before,” she said. “I’m also not so caught up in the fame or signing to a major record deal. Music makes me happy. It saved my life. Before I picked up a pen and started writing when I was 13 years old, I was self-destructive and suicidal. I didn’t have a family or a support system, and poetry and music were the only way I could express myself. Music helped me stop trying to commit suicide and I discovered this profound love for myself. I started to feel like I was worth it. I found a purpose for my life and I realized that I’ve been put here to go through all of this so I can write about it and help other people who are going through it. More than anything, I want my music to be relatable to people – of course to make them dance and move and evoke emotion – but mostly to motivate them and encourage them and help them through whatever hard times they’re going through.”
In addition to “Setup,” LadyCharlene has also released “Don’t Stop” and will drop “That One” in the next couple of months. She’s also working on music videos for those singles.
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Pop Sensation A-Lister Releases A Catchy New Single Titled “Poser”
A-Lister is a virtual/animated singer, songwriter, and producer with a style, vibe, and sound of his own. The new Youtube celebrity is free from the chains of flesh and physicality. He rolls with his boys, chases his ladies, makes his art, and lives at the front of the line. The animated videos are aesthetically interesting to the eye. Recently, A-Lister appeared on the international music scene without warning, fully formed.
”All my fans will tell you I am animated, talented and an all-around great guy” ~ A-Lister”
A-Lister’s original music blends the eternal cool of soul with the catchiness of pop and a modern production style into sounds no live-action listener can turn away from. Tracks like “Mind Over Mary” and “Invincible Days” display a master’s touch in the studio. You can hear his influences that range from Eminem to Prince when he performs music covers of some of his favorite songs.
A-Lister recently released a single/video titled “Poser”, its a super catchy pop single that’s making waves across the nation! Just in time for the season to break thi
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To showcase his talent, A-Lister performs all genres from Pop – Hip-Hop– Alternative – Electro and everything in between. Lately, he jams on his guitar and keyboards to write some very cool tunes. Make sure to connect with him on social media and digital music platforms. Additionally, subscribe below today so you don’t miss a single hit song.
Notable Lyrics: 2 Verse
I’m Rising Up Just Like A Phoenix From It’s Grave, I’m Dropping Tracks,sometimes Its 4 Or 5 A Day
See, I’m So Deep In This, That’s None Of Your Business, I’m Drunk, Depraved, Same Shit, New Day
Still I Slip And Stumble, Yet Kendrick Says Be Humble, I Wish I Could Be Me, Just For Once
Shit Feels Like I’m Dying, Yeah I See You Eyeing, I’m Glad I Got My, Wayfarers On.
Oh I’m Making Music, Oversaturated, Useless, And I Can’t Find Middle “C”, But Fuck It Fuck It, Fight It, Fight It, Love It, Love It, Like It, Like It
Zilo Groove Strikes Back With 2 New Singles “Sweet Mother” And “Sexy Slap”
International artist “Zilo Groove” has released two hot, new, singles “Sweet Mother” a hot single with a heavy AfroBeats vibe, and “Sexy Slap” a well produced electronic dance music (EDM) instrumental.
Both songs are from Zilo Groove’s latest project “Afrobeat and African Jams Miracles Top 25 worldwide!
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Fearless young artist, Emmy’Anna releases new single “Through Some Shit”
PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA – The fresh and versatile Emmy’Anna is a music maker who is not afraid to dabble in multiple genres. Masterfully blending R&B, Rap, Pop and a little bit of Alternative Rock, she is not timid about changing up her music style and trying things she has never tried before. Her adventurous spirit shines through in her recently released single, “Through Some Shit.”
The song’s title and hook came about from a late night phone call with a friend whom she had feelings for at the time. He was talking about his life and the challenges he was going through. “I remember he said ‘I’m going through some shit,” Emmy’Anna said. “To help lighten up the mood, I said ‘I just have to hoe through some shit.’” The single, which was recorded in Montgomery, Alabama, flaunts Emmy’Anna’s captivating vocals and unique writing style.
The artist is making music that is relatable in her community and beyond. She does not shy away from writing about mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Although many groups are dealing with these concerns, Emmy’Anna believes they are particularly relevant to her own community. “When you’re African-American, it’s not really talked about in our community especially among African-American women,” she said. “Everybody just expects us to be strong.”
Emmy’Anna has been involved with music since she was a small child. She began writing songs when she was 8 years old and got into Hip Hop at 13. She and another classmate would write raps in class then spit them during breaks in front of the rest of the school. Emmy’Anna participated in her first of many talent shows in 3rd grade at Edgewood Elementary, and another one in 5th grade in which she won first place singing and portraying as the late Mahalia Jackson. She was also asked to sing for a black history month program in 6th grade in front of the entire School of Discovery.
During her senior year of high school at Houston County High, Emmy’Anna won first place in a school talent show when singing TLC’s “No Scrubs.” For the second round, she blew the judges away with her acapella version of “All I Could Do Was Cry” by Etta James. After high school, Emmy’Anna was accepted into the SCAD Performing Arts College, but was not able to attend at the time. At 15 years old, she recorded her first song, “Superman” with two others from her school. The song was a huge hit – she received numerous compliments on her verse and everyone had the song on their phone.
Growing up, Emmy’Anna enjoyed listening to old school and new school music, with some of her greatest musical influences coming from Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, The All American Rejects, Michael Jackson and TLC. At first, she tried to sound like the artists she admired. Over the years however, Emmy’Anna has developed and refined her own sound, and has grown to feel more comfortable in herself with her original style. “Now I’m more mature in my music as far as knowing that it’s important to have your own sound and not try to sound like anybody else,” she said.
Talented and flexible, Emmy’Anna is worth keeping an eye on. Working on new projects, the artist stays busy by writing every day and is eager to get back into the studio as soon as possible. She is passionate about music and she knows it is what she is meant to be doing. Her life philosophy is reflected in her message to listeners: “Always be yourself. Always do what makes you happy. Don’t do anything that doesn’t resonate with your soul. You will know if you’re doing the right thing.”
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Ghanaian-born musician sheds light on drug addiction with new single ‘Mama Don’t Give Up’
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Almost every community in the U.S. – and in fact throughout the world –battles opioid addiction. In the U.S. alone, drugs kill an average of 130 every day, and the fight against the problem affects the U.S. economy by an estimated $78 billion a year, according to usafacts.org.
Drug addiction is a major issue in the U.S., and U.S. Public Health Service Officer Nana Kottens is on the front lines of that battle. As a professional artist and founder of Sound Lion Records,
Kottens is in a unique position to bring attention to the issue by way of his music. And on March
27, he’ll be releasing the single “Mama Don’t Give Up” as a way to educate the masses on drug addiction.
“I’m a public health professional and I go out and educate people on opioids and other drugs,” Kottens said. This song is an attempt to raise awareness for that support system – to raise awareness of addiction and its effects on individuals and families. It’s also a way to shed a little bit of light on the stigmatization of addiction. A lot of people are striving for a better life away from addiction, but they aren’t likely to share that struggle because of society’s stigmatization of addiction.”
Kottens said the song has a slower vibe that will help elicit emotion from the listener, with the hope that it will lead to personal reflection and spur conversations with loved ones. It’s also the first version of the song. Kottens said the plan is to release different versions of the song over the course of the rest of the year, with different vibes – from reggae to dance to alternative and more.
“I’ve been a songwriter for a very long time – more than 25 years – and I felt that this was a good time to use some of the messages we’re trying to get out there in the form of music,” Kottens said. “I really believe it’s a song that will create connections and help families. It’s also going to showcase different demographics and help people understand that there’s a whole range of people who deal with addiction. And people’s struggle with addiction is not a joke or something to bounce to but rather, something to be serious about and sit down and talk about.”
Kottens served in the U. S Navy for 5 years. Following his time with the Navy, he completed a master’s degree at the New York Medical College & Liberty University. He’s been serving in the public health sector ever since while also pursuing his love of music by founding his own record label in May 2012. Since that time, the label has signed four talented musicians and has freely distributed music for more than 40 Ghanaian artists, ensuring their songs are distributed worldwide.
More recently, he also co-founded Grino Music – a new music streaming app in Ghana that enhances the way up-and-coming artists can monetize their creative works.
In conjunction with the launch of “Mama Don’t Give Up” on March 27, Kottens is also developing a Vevo channel that he hopes fans and followers will interact with over the next weeks and months.
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LA artist Nico Savaro lifts up listeners with positive vibes on upcoming new single
LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s during times like these in the history of the world when humanity needs optimism and positivity. That’s the sentiment that LA-based artist Nico Savaro brings with his new single “It’s A Vibe,” slated to drop on 4/20.
Like much of his work, “It’s A Vibe” encourages listeners to embrace positive energy and look for the joy in the world – whether that be from within or from the relationships and experiences that come from living a full life.
“Now more than ever, we really need more positivity in this world and this song is a reminder of that,” Nico said. “It’s a reminder that we have to live every day as if it’s the weekend. We can’t just be living for only Friday nights and Saturdays and Sundays. It has to be every day. It’s also a reminder of us needing to practice being more in touch with our higher vibrations. I don’t want to sound like I’m practicing some New Age shit, but it’s not new and that’s the thing – it’s deeply rooted in mental and emotional health. For me, the most important thing in life is balance.”
That proves true in his music, as well. While “It’s A Vibe” is an upbeat tune that will immediately elicit smiles from its listeners, Nico also creates vibes that relate to other feelings and emotions. He has mellow songs for more somber moods and ambient songs for times of introspection. He’s eclectic and diverse but more than anything, he’s inspirational.
“Inner peace is the most valuable commodity,” Nico said. “It’s more important than fame or money or time, because when you have that, it just allows you to really be present in the moment. If we can tap into that – into our higher vibrations – just by being more aware and being completely observant of what’s going on around us and channeling that in healthy ways, then everything changes. And this song is about channeling what’s within you in healthy ways.”
Nico said he’s excited for fans to check out this single and knows that once people listen to it, they’ll want to discover more of his music. One of the things he’s most proud of as an artist is his ability to blend different genres pretty seamlessly. When looking at the 10 singles he’s dropped over the past year, there are songs that fall in the world of Pop, Hip Hop, Electronic, Rock, Indie, Reggae, Alternative, and more. And he said he has another 20 songs ready to go, featuring even more fusions of sound. His plan is to release a new single every month over the next year to give his growing fanbase more of those positive vibes during this crazy time in the world’ history.
“My producer is Tommy McPhillips and together, we have really created a sound that’s very cohesive, even though my songs have different vibes,” Nico said. “Through all of the songs, you’ll recognize that it’s all in the same lane and they feel synonymous with me. I’m a naturally optimistic and positive person, and many people have told me my aura is comforting and gentle and very free-spirited. My wife is Japanese, and she told me that Nico-Nico in Japanese means ‘smile’ which is so appropriate to me. That’s why I’ve started calling my fans Nico-Nico because collectively they’re a smile.”
“It’s A Vibe” is slated to drop on April 20. Until then, fans who would like to listen to more of his music, or to follow him on social media, may visit:
PCha$e is a recording artist, songwriter, and producer from Knoxville, Tennessee. Growing up on the Urban side of town known as the “Gun Zone”, PCha$e began making beats and songwriting at a very young age. In the early 2000’s, PCha$e independently released music with 3 groups, In2Deep, Kiin, PlugBrothers.
In 2020, PCha$e has returned to the music scene with a vengeance on a positive note with his first SINGLE entitled “Get It Right” from his official EP “Tru 2 Dis Not New 2 Dis” and NEW SINGLE “Talk My Talk”, which he produced and wrote himself, and is available on all digital streaming platforms. PCha$e music tells a story, giving you a blend of Hip Hop, Trap, and R&B.
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Ringing endorsement from Jadakiss propels young artist Lil Dane in front of millions of fans
BATON ROUGUE, LA – It’s one thing to have close friends and fans laud the success of your work. But when a big-name celebrity whose work has influenced millions gives you that mark of approval, it takes things to an entirely different level.
Such is the case for Louisiana-based artist Lil Dane whose latest EP “Greatness” got a stamp of approval from Jadakiss. After posting his praise for Lil Dane’s EP on his Twitter feed, Jadakiss helped propel “Greatness” in front of millions more fans. And as such, the rising young artist from Louisiana has been seeing a wave of success with his music ever since.
“I’m so proud of this EP and so focused on getting it in front of more people right now because I really believe it’s going to take me further,” Lil Dane said. “Jadakiss having his name on it means I think it can go even further. That’s a big deal for someone like me who is putting in all this work and doing it all on my own – no manager and no team. But I feel good about it.”
“Greatness” dropped in 2019 and features four songs that explore what it takes to strive for greatness and excellence. Lil Dane said he tapped into inspiration from some of the Hip Hop legends of the 1990s in an attempt to “bring back the old Hip Hop style.” His songs are lyrical and gives listeners a lasting first impression that ultimately makes them want to come back for more. And, of course, being from the South, his Louisiana drawl plays strong across all his songs.
More than anything, it’s his lyrics that make him stand out. It’s those lyrics that have caused critics throughout the South refer to him as the “2Pac of his generation.” His music is poetic and tells the story of what’s going on today, as well as experiences from his past and reams of his future. He is the new wave of rappers in that he uses his business smarts to be successful in the industry. To date, he’s had listening sessions with labels such as Roc Nation and Republic Records and has worked with other artists such as Max Minelli, Turk from Cash Money, and Cassidy Jim Jones Lil Scrappy.
In addition to “Greatness,” Lil Dane said he has more music on the way, including a new single called “Determined” which will feature Cassidy. That single is slated to drop later this summer.
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Death of older brother inspires Texas artist to create soul-searching new album ‘Versatile Child’
WACO, TX – When Shawn Love was young, one of his favorite things to do was ride around town in the car with his older brothers, Aston and Deon. The three of them would turn on music and freestyle, making up their own songs from other people’s music and competing with one another to see who could have the hardest adlibs. If Shawn’s adlib was off, his older brothers would coach him and help him be better. The three formed a close bond.
So it came as a hard hit when Deon was killed in 2017 after being shot in the back three times. The family is still reeling from the loss, and for Shawn, the best outlet has been music. And so, taking the nickname passed onto him from his older brother – Big Love – this budding young musician has put together an album that pays homage to the late Deon in a way that also connects to others around the world who have experienced loss and heartache and pain.
The album is called “Versatile Child,” and it serves as Big Love’s introduction to the world. It’s a project that showcases his unique sound and style in a way that new fans around the country are already clamoring for. With hints of Dolph and Wiz Khalifa, Big Love takes inspiration from some of the legends of Hip Hop and puts his own spin on it, creating a one-of-a-kind sound that is undeniable.
“I’m in my own zone,” Big Love said. “I just want to sound like me. What you see is what you get. “Versatile Child” is fueled by the passing of my brother, but it also has songs on there that a lot of people who don’t like rap will like. I make music for all people to like. I talk about a lot of different things on the album which makes it unique because it’s not the same on every song. The main reason I started making music was because my brother passed. But we actually lost more people after that almost back-to-back. It felt like one person would pass this week, then after a few weeks another person, and so on. So seeing my family go through heartaches for so long, I took it upon myself to make it my mission to be the reason why everyone smiles. My family is strong and blessed. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.”
Big Love said “Versatile Child” lives up to its name by showcasing a lot of different styles and deliveries. Sometimes he’s singing on the hook and sometimes he’s giving listeners straight rap. He’s always trying new things while staying in his own lane, which is part of what makes him so versatile.
“People don’t really know me, and this album is my way of easing them into my world,” he said. “I have a few songs that are heart-touching and some that are more upbeat. People who have heard it have been saying they love it, and I’m eager for more people to check it out.”
One of the standout singles from the album is a song called “KingPin.” It’s a song that explores the various reasons relationships shift and evolve over time, and Big Love uses an experience with an old friend to illustrate the sometimes-hard roads that have to be navigated when it comes to meaningful relationships.
“’KingPin’ is me expressing the disloyalty of my friend and how you can’t trust no one,” Big Love said. “However, it’s also my motivation to keep going. If you really want to do something, then you have to invest in yourself. It’s also me being in my own lane and trying to get to be the best person I can be. When I cut that song on, it makes me want to go harder. I catch myself replaying it over and over because it’s basically my motivational song. This song is talking about real-life stuff and it really brings together everything that I want my music to be known for. I want my music to be known for getting my message out. It’s just me and as I progress, you’ll get to know me more and join me on the journey. I just want to make some good music and at the end of the day, if you can enjoy my music, then that’s everything.”
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Nigerian-born artist Ayo parleys successful Gospel career into rising pop stardom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – When introducing East Coast artist Ayo to new audiences, it would be easy to point to her accolades. There are many – from performing alongside big name artists like Chance the Rapper and Andra Day, to being featured in the new HBO documentary “The Apollo.” It would be easy to point to her success as a Gospel artist and her work with the singing competition “Sunday Best.”
But at the end of the day, the best accolades are those of her unique sound and style which are fully displayed on her first pop EP called “Searching” slated to drop on April 3 across all streaming platforms.
Featuring five songs, the EP will introduce the world to Ayo in ways that she hasn’t previously displayed. Known for her soulful Gospel voice and success within that genre, she has long harbored a love for pop and other styles of music. As such, “Searching” is her way of showcasing her mastery of multiple genres and sounds.
“This is me announcing I’m a pop artist,” she said. “And like many other people who search for something because all they want is to be free, this project is the ultimate example of me finding a new voice and finding that freedom.”
The five tracks on the EP include “Searching,” “Shinin’,” “Direction,” “Freedom” and “Out.” The title track explores the feelings that come with new discovery and the hope that often accompanies the challenges and fears of trying something new. She follows this up with “Shinin’,” a song that explores what it means to be a person of color in today’s world. As a young woman of Nigerian heritage, she said she’s experienced her share of racism in America but is glad to be part of a generation that is embracing diversity and “Shinin’” for the world to see.
With “Direction,” Ayo takes fans on a different turn by using faster, upbeat harmonies and progressions underneath a romantic song that’s equally inspired by Earth Wind and Fire, Charlie Puth and Michael Jackson.
“It’s basically about that scenario when you like a person and they don’t like you back but you’re hoping they’ll look your direction,” she said. “I think it’s a song people are really going to love.”
The last two tracks on the project round out her exploration of new sounds. They are also showcasing her one-of-a-kind voice which is already well known for its distinct tone and mixture of influences.
“When people hear me open my mouth and sing, they know it’s my voice,” she said. “I have a deeper voice that has been compared to Sarah Vaughan or Whitney Houston, and I’m very flattered when I hear that. I’m not always going to be traditional pop – I won’t be a cookie-cutter pop artist. I’ll infuse my music with jazz and a lot of other genres, but I love all kinds of music. After doing the Gospel thing and leading worship at a church for six or seven years, I realized there was a lot I wanted to say that people weren’t saying and I needed to do that in a genre other than Gospel. Struggling with suicide for instance, I felt like no one wanted to talk about it. We just walk around with a pretty face on the outside even though on the inside we’re dying. So I want to tell the story that people want to tell. This first EP is more of an introduction to this new sound I’m bringing to the world but ultimately, I want to be that person who talks about things like rape and sexual assault and delving into the complexities of mental health. I believe this new avenue will allow me the opportunity to talk about these things without being limited to a genre box. At the end of the day, I want to be an artist who is known for being completely raw and honest about the complexities of life.”
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Seasoned artist Megan Duke delivers hope with new album “Heart on Fire”
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The soulful and sensational Megan Duke has been singing for her entire life. Starting off as a worship leader, she moved up to performing live in front of huge crowds including the Restoring Honor Rally at the Washington Mall (500,000 people), and four times at the March For Life (100,000 people).
After more than ten years of touring experience, she had a realization a couple of years ago in downtown Indianapolis. She started singing in Monument Circle where she suddenly understood that her singing gift was not only meant for her – it was meant to be shared with others. Megan’s new album, “Heart on Fire” carries a message of hope which is particularly relevant at these times. “So many people are in search of peace and hope, and trying to discover their purpose in life,” Megan said. “I feel that the messages of these songs are really what so many people are searching for.”
With traits of Christian worship music and a sound that cannot be pigeon-holed into one particular genre, “Heart on Fire” is slated for release on March 27. The collection of 13 original tracks was produced by Leo Flores and primarily recorded at his studio in Muncie, Indiana, with two tracks recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the past ten months, Megan has been releasing singles from “Heart on Fire,” including “Set My Heart on Fire” which artfully shares the story of Megan coming to share her singing gift.
Another single which resonated with many listeners is “To the End.” It speaks of God’s boundless love for all, and that a person can never stray so far that they can be separated from the love of God. Megan said “Once you’ve experienced His love, He will never let you go and He’ll be with you all the way to the end of your life and beyond for all eternity.” Believing every word she sings, she feels that God will never let his followers down.
Megan has several years of professional music experience. She was featured on over ten major projects in partnership with Prestonwood, Integrity Music, Hans Zimmer’s team, Liberty University, WOW Records, Red Tie Music, Radiant Music, TobyMac’s Man Cub Studios, and Biglife (including the Dove Nominated Album, “Horizon”). She also appeared on albums with Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Michael Neale, Charles Billingsly, Biglife, and the Gaither Vocal Band.
Working on her own album which contains songs written together with her husband, Megan was able to discover her own sound. Drawing from her own background and the influences of powerhouse diva vocalists like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, Megan’s own unique creativity is shining through. She creates music to transform lives in the hope that listeners will take the message and share it with others.
Megan Duke’s impressive background includes being named “Vocalist of the Year” at Liberty University three times, plus numerous live shows and musical projects. Besides her appearances at the Restoring Honor Rally and the March For Life, Megan also performed at the Ark Encounter Grand Opening, David Platt Conference in Thailand, CRU’s global church planting conference, and has toured the US, parts of Europe, and Asia. She has been the main opener for FOR KING and COUNTRY, and toured with Winter Jam with Crowder, Passion, Hillsong Y&F, Building 429, Andy Mineo, Riley Clemmons and Zauntee.
Previously released singles from “Heart on Fire” are already creating quite a buzz! Megan’s songs are featured on Spotify’s “New Music Christian Friday” playlist, Vertical Church Band, Weekly 10 Best of 2020, New Christian Music 2020, Top Hits 2020, Worship Music 2020, New Music, Discovery Global, Top Friday New, Global Hit Music, and more.
Encouraging and positive, Megan’s music has wide appeal which connects with people of all ages and backgrounds. She continues to write music, and considers the album release the beginning of a new journey. This deeply spiritual artist is determined to touch as many lives as possible.
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King Genesis motivates the masses with his turn up music
FORT WORTH, TX – Turn up and get motivated. That’s what listeners of the new album from Fort Worth native King Genesis will be doing.
“Dominate: The Success Story” is the kind of hard-hitting project that is undeniable in its ability to get people on their feet and revved up to take on anything in their lives. It’s an album that explores the battles people go through when trying to achieve their dreams and the struggle that comes from trying to maintain success.
“Every success is a struggle,” King Genesis said. “Our goal is not just to make it but to be the best. This album is very personal to me and really shows people how I came up and what I’ve wanted to do, and how I would react if I made it.”
One of the standout singles from the album is a song called “No Support” which has been getting some major attention of late. It’s a song that King Genesis said was born from a personal experience with some friends, and it’s one that not only helps him vent but also introduces people to the emotions that come from navigating tough relationships sometimes.
“When I was working on “Dominate”, I had a couple of roommates and one day, something went missing. They thought I took it but I didn’t. But they got mad at me anyway and tried to cut me off. I was mad, and I came up with this song because it feels like you’ve done something and you don’t have the trust or the people behind you. When it came to the dream and all that I wanted to do, I had no support at all. I don’t know too many people who do motivational things like me. Most rappers I follow aren’t doing that. So my main thing is to do my music to motivate people to realize their dreams, no matter what they are.”
Oftentimes, that motivation comes in the form of “aggressive” lyrics. Not that King Genesis wants to be pigeonholed into a specific type or style. He can be chill at times as well, and is quick to point out that he’s a versatile musician. But if there’s one thing listeners of “Dominate” can look forward to, it’s an aggressive delivery that is meant to get people turnt up.
“It’s one of those projects that even when you’re having the gloomiest moments or having a bad day, you can turn my music on and all of a sudden you’re turning up and you’re motivated to get up and fight whatever it is,” he said. “Your dreams are bigger than this. You can’t stay depressed forever. I used to be there and I know what it feels like. When my crew split up because of a lot of crap going on between us, it was irritating and I was depressed. But I learned that you can push through that and still keep chasing your dreams. And if I can feel like that, then I want everyone else to feel that way, too.”
Following up “Dominate,” King Genesis said he’s got another EP called “Excellence: The Cinematic EP” slated to drop sometime in the next couple of months. His goal with the project is to use it as a soundtrack of sorts, to go along with a film he’s also developing. The current plan is to have interchanging songs and skits. He’s also working on a second version of the EP which will feature the musical score only. He said that second version will drop later this year.
“I hope that at the end of the day, my music is known for the kind of music that saved peoples’ lives when they least expected it,” King Genesis said. “One day, people will look back and say I was out there trying to save the rest of the world and making sure we were alright. People can turn to my music in their time of need whenever things get hard. And when they listen to me, they can always be motivated and always strive for the next level. There’s a difference between a millionaire and a man who’s successful. A millionaire will make a million and be done, but a successful man will always try to find the next level.”
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Zilo Groove Releases A New Album “Hip-Hop and R&B Miracles – Top 35 Worldwide”
Zilo Groove is back with a brand new album titled “Hip-Hop and R&B Miracles – Top 35 Worldwide” for the people. Tap in with rising artist Zilo Groove as he drops new singles “Funky White Girl”, and “I Love My African” from his new album.
Zilo Groove has stormed the international stage from his humble beginnings, now he is making waves all across the globe with his music merging several different genres of music while staying true to his roots.
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Blind Vision in Plain Sight, The Reemergence of Vi City
Chicago’s very own from the Wild Hundreds, Vi City returns to rap. Crafting a sound that captures the pain and hope of a youth striving to make a better way, combined with the ambition and skills to actually have made it out, the celebratory tones reign supreme on this wave of sound for the veteran rapper, songwriter and producer.
Vi’s introduction to the game came via working with Mathaus Ent. & Chilly of the 1st & 15th label in conjunction with Lupe Fiasco. Shortly after, he connected with DJ Skee to release a mixtape under Skee’s Skeeter’s TV label. His next stint came working with St. Louis’ own, Nelly, co – penning the hit Country N**** Fly (CNF).
In the midst of acquiring a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Vi wrote on and featured on “Some Ish” by Sir Michael Rocks ft. Twista off of his #1 debut solo album “Banco.” Along the way, he co-produced and wrote with the iconic producer duo Da Interz (Tuo Clark & Kos who’s worked on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Nas).
Vi also has music placed on the hit show Empire.
“On God” pays tribute to this generations’ current sound with hard hitting bass drums and surly slick rhymes to pass the time. Highlighted by the imperious vocals laid by Justin Bieber’s right hand man Harv, “On God” is sure to help you maintain your fresh.
New York artist set to drop follow-up EP to successful debut effort
HARLEM, NY – The wave of success that fast-rising New York artist Chazo has seen since his debut EP release “GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes” in late 2019 has propelled him onto the music scene in ways that cannot be ignored. And now he’s set to follow up that eye-opening EP with a second installment called “GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes: The Intro.”
Set to drop by March 20, this project features four new songs from Chazo that he said will help fans get to know him better as a person and as an artist.
“The last one was the prequel so it talked about everything that happened with me before the music,” he said. “This one is the intro. It’s all original music and content and all of them are album cuts. They’re not really mainstream commercial songs. They’re more songs that you can get to know me. I really believe you can learn about an artist the best by their album cuts. And with this, I’m showing people I’m continuing with quality material and making music that will continue to resonate with people, like the first one did. It has the same feel and vibe you might get from the first one – with storytelling and quality songs – but it has different styles of music. That’s what I want people to take from me as an artist – relatable and versatile.”
The first song on the new EP features fellow artists C-Nellz and APO. Chazo said the concept of the song is to introduce people to the idea of what it takes to start over in life. He said it’s a song that gives people a sample of his life and nods to the things he talked about in the prequel EP, but then flips the script and introduces them to this new life that he’s undertaking as a professional musician and entertainer.
From there, he takes listeners on a ride with the single “Dough Boy.” It’s a song that he said showcases his unique skill as a rapper.
“It’s me just rapping,” he said. “I’m being a rapper’s rapper. I’m freestyling on an original beat and showing my skills.”
That song is followed by “Another Story” which Chazo said may be the most relatable single on the EP. It’s a song that nods to all the minorities who have grown up in the hood. And though he said he recognizes that there are thousands of other songs about the struggle and street life, this song is one that is very personal to him and will connect with many people because of how it presents a universal story of a kid growing up and how he wants to tackle social justice and political issues and ultimately make a difference in the world.
The final song on the EP is “Reality Check” which Chazo said is simply a song about taking a hard look at the things that go on every day of our lives that we often overlook.
“It’s things an average person go through – whether with family or friends or associates or work-life,” he said. “Everybody has a story, and this song pushes people to take a look in the mirror and ask themselves if they’re really living the best life they can live. One of the things I love about this project is that everything is universal. Everybody can relate to it in some way. You might be at work having a good vibe with a co-worker, or on vacation, or at the table with your family having good food, or out somewhere with your homegirls … every possible experience is incapsulated with the title ‘GoodFood GoodWomen GoodVibes.’”
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Deep emotions and unique lyrics combine controversially on new music from Mayne
Landover, MD – Originally from Mississippi and raised in Maryland, Jamel “Mayne” has always been a soulful guy whose emotions run deep. Moving around quite a bit as a child, he found a passion for art, human skill, listening to soulful music and writing, and often wrote poetry to better express the riot of emotions running through his mind. He would soon discover the potential of his poetry after joining the Marines right out of high school, paired with a roommate who played the guitar. The two had one thing in common, the love of music. Mayne quickly discovered that the poems he’d written for so many years worked even better as lyrics on top of his roommate’s original guitar riffs.
Not until years later did Mayne discover what he stood for and knew exactly how he needed to deliver it. He broke back into the music scene with the EP “Soul Speak,” which he says is about spiritual growth. The single titled “No Hook” – with its intoxicating beat and melody – is comprised of different songs, bands and artists in a way that solidifies what he feels his song should represent, that being teaching and guiding through music, like a lot of the music he enjoys to this day.
His newest project is a two-track EP called “Moonlight Dream,” which explores the double meaning behind things like growing up in the streets or the false face that the world often presents through the paradigm of culture and technology.
“I would consider myself a spiritually focused artist who is speaking with intent to connect to the emotions and spirit of the listeners, rather than the ego,” he said. “When I craft songs, I write with the aim to speak not to follow the trend but for the sole purpose of speaking from true inner feeling bringing different perspectives on life, love and passion of having faith and finding purpose. I like to think of myself as being very knowledgeable about different styles of music, and I’m open to listening to a lot of different genres. All forms of music I believe has an energy that can either lead to the promotion of negativity or positivity, destruction or creation. I look deeply into situations and events, I’m an analytical person and my music I believe or at least try to help people associate with the emotions and true feelings that come from what’s going on around them.”
Mayne said there are a lot of roots of alternative rock to his music. But even that descriptor doesn’t truly do his signature style justice. It’s more of a guide than anything else, as Mayne prides himself on bringing an original sound that nods to what’s popular today, but also stretches the boundaries of what’s progressive and new.
“My music has a lot of double meanings in the songs,” he said. “I know not everyone is going to listen and get what I’m saying in the underlying message, so I also try to make the track relatable for the conscious as well as those who just want to hear beats. I don’t always succeed but I make the attempt. But if you were to really listen to it, you’ll see that there’s actually something deeper there. Only a person who is more aware and conscious will understand what my music is really supposed to say. But really, at the end of the day, I want my music to just be something you can vibe to that brings you an energy that creates and love. My music is not negative or meant to try and destroy. It wants to rebuild. I don’t want to be known for putting anyone down, it’s enough of that. When you have a platform like this, it comes with a lot of responsibility. I don’t want to perpetuate a negative cycle even if I have done something that maybe seen as being THE WAY. I’m trying to figure out a new way to get my point across in more positive and creative ways to engage.”
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Cyber-punk universe Neondia uses inviting sounds and stories to intrigue new wave of fans
LONG ISLAND, NY – You don’t know it yet, but you want to go to Neondia. You want to get to know Neondia. You want to experience life with Neondia.
What is Neondia? Some might say it’s a faceless entity, trapped within its own thoughts and drowning in the complexity of lust, love and the self-indulgence of sin. Others might say that it’s the future made real today – the very existence of a dark dystopian society with a presence that seems all too relevant today.
Neondia is a place. Neondia is a sound. Neondia is a person. It’s a place where ethics and morality are near extinction. It’s an existence where citizens are held together by a shared passion for pleasurable self abuse. It’s a sound that blends cyber-punk with EDM and electro-pop in ways that make listeners simultaneously want to move and vibe out. It’s a faceless entity in a neo-noir dystopia whose lifeblood is cyberpunk and whose force binds diverse people groups together.
Neondia is a universe that encapsulates all of these things, and the content coming out of this universe over the next year will have people all over the world intrigued and clamoring for more – from stories to music to interactive elements that are unlike anything else out there right now.
This universe is brought to the world from a budding new entertainer from Long Island, New York. An author and world-builder who also has been a professional musician for the past 10 years, this genre-bending artist is creating new depths of entertainment in ways that are sure to make major ripples in the industry.
One of the first introductions to this universe comes in the form of a single called “EXtasy.” Currently available on all streaming platforms, the song is an upbeat electro-pop vibe with light notes of EDM. It’s the first off an album that will further explore the world of Neondia through slow-paced R&B and ambient electronic sounds. This single stands out, according to the artist, because of its energy-inducing beat and the way it entices people to move their feet and dance.
“It’s one of the first beats I’ve made on my own after having been in the music industry for the past 10 years,” the artist said. “It stands out because it’s something catchy and universal. I was trying to be positive and upbeat and help people find that positive energy within them. I think people are really going to enjoy it. What I have always wanted to do is make a sound that is commercial – a sound that people can dive into and appreciate. I don’t want to make anything so extreme that no one understands it. But I also want to make something original and that can stand on its own. My music is an extension of these ideas from Neondia which are found in my books and sounds and various other things. It’s a state of mind that seeps into your soul and captivates your attention.”
The artist said following “EXtasy,” other singles from the album will be released steadily over the next few months. He’ll cap that with a full album release, appropriately named “Neondia,” before the end of the year.
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Detroit artist, Nellz Rover blends Rap with R&B to deliver hot new single, “Toxic Healing”
DETROIT, MI – There are times when couples go through a break up or rocky patch in their relationship, they turn to smoking weed, drinking or heavy partying. But, there are other ways to heal a relationship. Nellz Rover explores options for relationship restoration in his newest release, “Toxic Healing.”
Combining Rap and Pop with a dash of R&B, the artist demonstrates his ability to make superb melodies fused with immaculate flows and sleek metaphors. “Toxic Healing” tells a story about what couples do, displaying toxic behaviors instead of talking to each other. “They’ll heal themselves in a toxic way,” said Nellz, “instead of just talking about it and getting everything on the table and talking about how they feel.”
Nellz released his latest single, which was recorded in Detroit, earlier this year on January 5th as a birthday present to himself. The track is in stark contrast to some of his previous work which includes several mixtapes and two albums – “Rover Bound” and “Rover Bound 2.” While these works are largely characterized by some wild wordplay and crazy metaphors, his newest single is right there for the listener. A bit more relevant to what is on the radio today… we can really feel what he is saying and feel the emotion behind the story.
Nellz fell in love with rap in Detroit and he learned early on that you have to be good at rap and know what you’re talking about. Detroit is also responsible for his R&B influences. The impact of Motown artists like The Temptations and Diana Ross means that Nellz always has dope melodies in his head. Although he was never a street hood, he is a guy from the streets of Detroit. His storytelling raps (whether they are about growing up in drug infested neighborhoods, faith, women, family, or relationships) paint a picture for the youth. He lets them know that they are not alone in their struggle to maneuver around the obstacles of coming up in the streets.
Showcasing his own distinct style and perspective, Nellz is overall a unique person. He is unafraid to share his uniqueness and it shines through in his music. “I will never be ashamed of my art,” said Nellz. “I never try to mimic anything. I always put my own twist onto everything that I do.”
The 26 year old Cornelius Wiggins, Jr. takes his stage name from replacing letters in his dad’s nickname, “Neil.” With a flow as smooth as the Range Rover and a cool, sleek style to match, it seemed natural for him to also use the name of the car that he loves. When the name change happened during his mid-teens, he originally recorded under the name “Nellz Youngin.” When he got older, he decided to switch it up to “Nellz Rover.”
Born on the rural eastside of Detroit, MI, Nellz has loved music since he was 8 years old. At 14, when he was first exposed to Hip Hop, he began writing and recording his own music, followed by performing at school talent shows, showcases, and church events. Using music as escape from the street life and potential crime, Nellz went on to record three mixtapes from his friend’s basement.
Nellz recently finished recording music for a new album titled “Rover Bound 3.” He finds that everything in his life is flowing naturally, and he is excited about the appeal of this particular project which promises to grab the ears of the younger demographic. While the album is getting mixed and mastered, Nellz is choosing the final tracks and plans to drop the collection later this year.
Nellz is also focused on the visuals for the new album. Typically, he makes a music video for one or two tracks on an album. As he chooses tracks from “Rover Bound 3” for video shoots, Nellz is feeling inspired to give four or five videos this time around.
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STATEN ISLAND, NY – A new Hip Hop record with a Rock and Pop vibe from New York artist Alpha Millz is creating some buzz throughout the U.S.
The song is called “Barbie,” and its melody-heavy darker vibe is connecting with an ever-increasing fanbase in ways that is bringing some attention to this up-and-coming musician. The song explores the aftermath of a traumatizing relationship and the hard reality that often comes with the knowledge that what you thought you had with someone was as real as you thought it was.
“What really sets me apart from anyone else out there is that I’m in my own lane,” Alpha Millz said. “I’m not trying to compete with anyone’s sound. I just figured out my own sound and I’m running with that. I’m in this kind of cross-genre space and I’m very good at creating a vibe for people. I can create any type of vibe. With this song, the heavy melodies are perfect for setting a moody vibe for people who feel out of place, and letting them know there are other people in that gray area, too.”
Alpha Millz has always been a fan of music and said he realized his potential as a musician at a very young age. He recalls being inspired by legends like Eminem and Bone Thugs N Harmony. Their melody-heavy Hip Hop was an early contributor to his own signature sound and style. He said music was always the path for him and once he stepped into the studio the first time when he was a teenager, there was no turning back.
“This is something I can do over and over and never lose that spark of energy that I felt the first time,” he said. “I want my music to be known for being something you can tune into and escape. It’s not always about the lyrics though the lyrics are important. The way I make music with melodies and beats and put it all together – it’s an escape. It’s a pretty nightmare. And when people hear it, they can be inspired that there are other people out there like them. Even if it feels like they’re getting messed over, they’ll be able to know that they’re not alone.”
Alpha Millz works closely with other artists and has put together a production company called New World Disorder. Some of the artists he works with include Los Dinero, SkonkBlokk and Dancer FrostByte.
“Barbie” is the first single off an upcoming album called “Alphas Ark” which is slated to drop July 4, 2020.
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Old school vibe blends with aggressive style from Southern artist Kenn O’be`
JACKSONVILLE, FL – When a song from Florida artist Kenn O’be` is heard, his signature sound is undeniable. With his southern drawl and unique rapping, this fast-rising artist is putting his stamp on Hip Hop in a way that cannot be ignored.
His most recent single, “Astonishing,” is a perfect example of this new wave of sound. Released in December, the song explores the over-hype that comes with so many things in today’s world especially in today’s American culture.
“The main focus of this song is about doing better than you were yesterday,” he said. “I was noticing within my circle that there were a lot of over-hype to things that didn’t need a lot of attention. The more I looked at the world, the more I became amazed at what people prioritize. So in this song, I use money as a metaphor for that measurement of success and getting ahead. And like with a lot of my music, I get aggressive a lot. People often tell me I remind them of Kevin Gates or Ice Cube. My delivery is definitely something that sets me apart. I put a lot of energy into my music and I have a very distinctive voice. This is definitely one of those songs that if played in the club would pop and everyone would get into it.”
Kenn has been doing music since he was 14 years old and over the years has developed a body of work that has gained him a strong fanbase throughout the South. With his newest releases however, that fan base is beginning to grow into wider circles across the U.S.
He started his journey into music when his older brother, Rodney Troupe, returned from his four-year service in the military and introduced him to some of the music he’d created while stationed overseas in Germany.
“He showed me a bunch of videos of him in the club performing and stuff, and I got really interested in that,” Kenn said. “Eventually, we went to the studio together and it became a way for us to get to know each other better. I remember sitting there and talking to each other and connected to each other through the music. I continued to do music until I was 20, but then I cut out of it for a while and worked in factories and stuff to pay the bills. I picked it back up when my daughter was born. She has been a major inspiration for me to get back into music.”
Kenn also credits his mother, Ida Troupe and his fiancée, Carla with pushing him to chase his dream of being a professional musician. He said he’s working on more music to be released later this year. The next thing he said he plans to drop is a song called “Secure the Bag” which he’s collaborating on with Nubux the Rapper.
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Zone00 brings a unique and fresh style to the Hip Hop game
LOS ANGELES, CA – Hip Hop artist, Zone00 (aka Donteau Mazone) originally hails from Beaumont, TX. After joining the military, Donteau lived in different parts of the world and traveled extensively. Like his lifestyle, his music style cannot be pinned down to one particular place. Fusing influences from many regions, Zone00 delivers catchy beats combined with lyrical wit and spontaneity. While some rappers will claim to be king of a state or region, Zone00 is in a position to be the King of all Kings.
Released in October of last year, his 7 track EP, “King of All Kings” showcases the artist’s intriguing hybrid sound, a blend of different aspects from different places. Recorded at HandWrittenLA in Los Angeles, CA, the collection features the commercial friendly title track, along with the lyrical onslaught of “Beyond the Stars.” A relatable theme for fans of the genre, “Da Bag” is Zone00’s version of getting the bag. The aptly titled “Donteau’s Inferno” tells his life story in song. With a diverse array of topics and styles, the EP shows Zone00’s range, giving a small taste of who he is as an artist.
The “King of All Kings” EP followed the May 2019 release of “Legend You Never Knew.” After leaving a potentially huge 5-piece group which disintegrated due to creative differences, Zone00 released the LP to show listeners what they had not been getting. “This is what I bring to the Hip Hop game that makes me different from other people who are doing music now,” Zone00 said.
Most recently, Zone00 recorded two new singles at the legendary Paramount recording studio. Zone00 found out that artists he looked to as a barometer, such as Lil Wayne, Drake and Mariah Carey, had recorded at Paramount. He made the decision to record there and was able to knock out two great songs. “When it comes to doing music,” Zone00 said “you have to really invest in yourself.” From this new material, Zone00 is planning to lead off with “Cuddy Buddy,” a catchy, fun song with a playful hook and really aggressive style. He also recorded “Respect My G” which picks up on the “King of All Kings” theme to tell the world what he is bringing to Hip Hop.
When Donteau was growing up, his father became a fan of Ice Cube and Tupac after initially telling Donteau that Hip Hop would not be around for very long. Listening to DJ Screw, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, Scarface, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z and, E-40. He later took up songwriting and was mentored about the business side of music by a studio owner he met. Zone00 is now addicted to making music and works hard to create authentic music that touches listeners to the core. “One thing I love about music is you get the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy,” Zone00 said. “When you put something out, especially on the internet, you have a lasting impact in the universe. If you do something great, it’s always there for the world to know about it.”
Zone00 is extremely interested in relationship building and he believes you never really do anything by yourself. He values the importance of working with professionals and strives to raise others up as he succeeds. “That’s one thing I admire about 50cent. He put individuals he worked with in positions where they could be successful.” As the King of All Kings, Zone00 is well on his way to reign over the Hip Hop kingdom.
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K’Shon’s romantic new single “Promise” (Eeny Meeny Miny Moe) is the perfect choice for fans of more uptempo love songs
ATLANTA, GA – Romantic music comes in many different forms, but there’s more to romance than just slow jams. Serious enthusiasts who are driven to “pick the very best one” for their own romantic playlists should check out K’Shon’s energetic new single, “Promise.” The song came to life as K’Shon worked alone in a recording studio in Smyrna, GA. What started out as a playful chant over a chorus developed into something hotter than anything else he was working on.
The song expresses the singer’s affection for one particularly special girl. Even though he could choose any other girl, all he really wants is her. The romantic sentiment continues with the lyrics: “I promise to treat you better than any other guy. I won’t break your heart.” The single was released on March 6th.
Kaleb Shanndon Gary (known by his stage name K’Shon) writes all of his own music which is a mix of R&B, Pop and a dash of Trap. He composes lyrics and makes beats to use for his own songs and to sell to others. Although he occasionally works with beats from his friends, K’Shon created the beat for “Promise” himself. What beats he chooses to work with depends on his inspiration. “If I hear a beat from my friends and I can hear myself on it,” said K’Shon, “then I’ll go with it.”
K’Shon is a deep thinking philosopher who seeks to increase his knowledge in many areas. While others are content to simply listen to music, K’Shon studies music. His own music features a blend of top hits which he has interpreted in his own unique way. By using big hits, K’Shon brings that “Number 1 Hit” feeling into all of his music. One of his finished songs is a take on “Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson, but sounds like a completely new piece. That track, along with several other singles, will be released throughout the year and eventually become part of his debut album. “I make hits!” K’Shon said. “Everybody who listens basically loves my music. They believe in me. I believe in my music, too.”
Growing up in Lawrence, South Carolina, K’Shon’s biggest musical influences were Charlie Wilson, Chris Brown and Usher. But he learned everything about making his own music from his dad around a decade ago. His father did everything in his studio in South Carolina and he taught K’Shon about engineering and how to make beats. Around two years ago, K’Shon moved to Atlanta where he is based now.
African music especially from Ethiopia conveys an energy you can feel. The 24 year old credits his Ethiopian heritage with the energy and passion that radiates from his music. You can feel K’Shon’s presence and his deep love and appreciation for the music. “That’s what I give off in my music too, that high energy,” K’Shon said. “We make you move and bop! You got to, you know?!”
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Chicago Artist Sinatris Flexes His Lyrical Ability On New Single “Lord Willin'”w/Multi-Platinum Producer Ny Bangers
Its rare in today’s climate that you can get lyricism, dope content, and catchy music, all from the same artist. For Sinatris, this happens effortlessly as he consistently delivers hard hitting punchlines, precise delivery, and sonically appealing records; all with a certain realness that captivates listeners.
Sinatris is no newcomer to this music business. During his career Sinatris has done more than 1500 performances, he’s made several imprints in Chicago, around the Midwest, and throughout the nation. Sinatris has toured the country with Atlantic Records and Jack N’ For Beats, becoming a brand ambassador for Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, he also appeared on West Coast Customs tv show.
Lyrics: Man y’all do this for a hobby, I’m really on fire, Richard Pryor, you think you on fire, Ricky Bobby, want me at your show either book me or you lost me, b’cause I don’t know how to kick it I’m Cody Par-key, I’m bag chasin’ but do it with integrity, so I’m last placin’ and I been madd patient not 100 haters couldn’t stop how I’m comin because for the blue faces I’ll whack 100….