Indie Artist Spotlight: Introducing The Gifted Program The NYC Hip-Hop Collective | @TheGiftedProgram @DaltonNYC

The Gifted Program Is A Dynamic Collective Of Music Producers, Djs, And Recording Artists Based Out Of NYC

Executive producer Dalton has pieced together a truly GIFTED team of creators who value the art of collaboration in the music production process. Following the crossover success of previous releases “Have You” and “Litcoin”. DJ/Producer Dalton (Litcoin, Have You) teams with rising star producer/artist Xander (Litcoin, Beast Music), and NYC based DJ/Producer Turbz (Litcoin, Have You). The trio will drop their anticipated third release “Out My Mind” with Team Hennessy sponsored, Bronx Native, The Kid Daytona. The record features dj scratches from world renowned Grammy award winning Producer/DJ Scram Jones (Shade 45, Notorious Big, Mariah Carey, Eminem, G Unit). The Gifted Program takes pride in the sound of hip hop that comes out of the city they were raised NYC. This record will embody the turbulent times of today and give you that grit and substance New York hip hop must deliver.

Stream The Gifted Program x The Kid Daytona – Out My Mind (feat. Xander & Scram Jones) on Spotify and all streaming outlets.

Influenced by our favorite Kanye West album Dark Twisted Fantasy. The team set out to deliver a hard hitting dark sexy track. Daytona’s piercing witty bars matched with new comer Xander’s lush vocals and instrumentation create a whimsical, menacing, NYC hip hop sound. This tracks symbolizes the duality of the term “Out My Mind“. Your told you are crazy for following your dreams to be an artist. Then the the sex drugs and rock and roll of the industry push you to the edge of your own sanity as you chase these dreams.

“We care about the quality and the sound of Hip Hop coming out of NYC. Hip hop is supposed to give you the goosebumps you felt when you first heard The Notorious BIG and many of the greats.” said Dalton The founder and executive producer of The Gifted Program. A veteran in the industry, Dalton has won multiple awards as one of NYC most prolific dj/producers.

“Our priority is to bring our fans that real hip hop sound from the place is was created. We plan to carry the flag in the legacy of NYC producers who have taken listeners from all over the world on sonic journeys to the gritty streets of our city. Hip Hop is a feeling” Dalton continues.

“Out My Mind’ was recorded at SRFSCHL studios in Brooklyn New York. Under executive producer Dalton’s music direction. With The Kid Daytona, Xander, Turbz, & Scram Jones. Watch the official music video for “Out My Mind” on YouTube below.

Get in touch with The Gifted Program on Instagram @TheGiftedProgram make sure you follow Dalton on Instagram @DaltonNYC too!

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The Gifted Program x The Kid Daytona – Out My Mind (feat. Xander & Scram Jones)

Stream The Gifted Program x The Kid Daytona – Out My Mind (feat. Xander & Scram Jones) on Spotify and all streaming outlets.

The Gifted Program x The Kid Daytona – Out My Mind | @TheGiftedProgram @DaltonNYC

Watch the official music video for “Out My Mind” on YouTube below.

Indie Artist Spotlight: Introducing Chicago Artist Bandup SMG | @BandupSMG

Chicago artist Bandup SMG, is back with his unorthodox style and cocky delivery on new single “Whip a Pot”. He is one of the most talented new artists to drop in a very long time. 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.

To contact Bandup SMG for collabs or booking, email for more information.

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Instagram: @officialbandupsmg
Twitter: @BandupSMG

Indie Artist Spotlight: Brooklyn-based Hip-Hop Artist Nino Khayyam | @NinoKhayyam

For Khayyam, it’s our individual decisions and actions that dictate our contributions to society, and it is the sum of these parts through which he hopes to share his art and inspire others. Never without a bottle of Fireball in the booth, Khayyam is making waves across New York for the inferno he brings to the studio.

Khayyam is a Brooklyn-based Hip-Hop artist whose music encapsulates the struggles and shortcomings of inner city life. With a convincingly trill vibe that is imbued with narratives of overcoming his troubled past, Khayyam steps up to the plate with a slew of hard-hitting Hip-Hop.

Khayyam is inspired by an eclectic range of music. Growing up, he idolized Bob Marley, Booba, and Bill Withers and Kurt Cobain to name just a few. He also cites his grandfather, a highly talented guitarist as a pivotal influence, along with anyone in music who put 100% of their soul into their art while simultaneously affecting culture itself.

Khayyam gravitated towards the booth in the late 90s, though it wasn’t until he wrote ‘F.W.N.’ that momentum truly began rolling. It was this single that would propel his career forward, with NYC clubs like WIP, Greenhouse, and Veranda all started showing strong support and giving Khayyam regular rotation.

Khayyam has a mixtape out now, ‘Pre-Season’, plus two singles titled ‘My Bag’ and ‘Pray For Me’, which serve as a prelude to his forthcoming untitled album. Prior to the release of Khayyam’s album, he will drop another mixtape, ‘Opening Day’. Further release details to follow soon.

His upcoming shows include a release party in NYC with DJ Spin King (November 12th 2019), and another with DJ Freedom (November 14th).

Stream Khayyam’s top tracks below!

Stay in touch with Khayyam on social media!