Vi City Hits Us With A Hot New Single Titled “OnGOD” Featuring Harv
One of Chicago’s very own, Vi City, originally from the Wild Hundreds, is back on the music scene. 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 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.
Prior to deciding to drop new music of his own, Vi founded and branded Hundreds Entertainment, a music and film production firm of which he signed talented artist, Phoînix Keyz out of St. Louis, MO and has started crafting Phoînix’ debut project around each of the 6 instruments he plays.
Chicago Indie Rapper B.Bandz Just Dropped New Single With TST Legacy Records
B.Bandz is a independent rapper from Chicago, who is signed to TST Legacy Records.
B.Bandz began 2020 with a bang! He released “Apart”, a street banger featuring fellow Chicago native CalBoy. It received more than 50,000 streams on Spotify, 10,000 views across YouTube, not to mention the countless music outlets that are supporting Bandz. He dropped his smash new single “Make Her Dance” on Valentine’s day.
A little background on B.Bandz released his first official single “YRN”, at age 16. The next year he dropped his biggest single “Porsche”. Since then he’s rocked crowds at Revolt, A3C, SXSW, Rolling Loud (w/Zoey Dollaz), and performed at numerous events across the nation. Bandz has a away of connecting with listeners on and offstage with his swift, witty, lyrics and with his signature “drippy-drill” vibe.
B.Bandz has a busy year ahead of him with the upcoming release of his 6 song EP “Humble Drip”, working on new music with a variety of artists, performing some of his hits such as, “Porsche”, “YRN”, “Apart ft CalBoy”, and his latest release, “Make Her Dance”, which is available on all digital streaming platforms!
Stay tuned in for great things to come throughout 2020 from the homie B.Bandz aka Big Bankz Bandz! Follow Bandz @TheRealBBandz on all social media sites to catch up on his next moves!
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The Drippy Drill ArtisT Releases New Single “Apart” With CalBoy
Ahead of his forthcoming EP, “Humble Drip”, Chicago-native B.Bandz teams up with fellow Chicago native, CalBoy (@147Calboy) for his new single and visual titled “Apart”.
B.Bandz is a fast rising independent artist. Having already worked with the likes of Bay Swag, Zoey Dollars, Lil Mouse and CDot Honcho just to name a few, Bandz has been able to bring his sound and wave outside of the city (Chi-Town).
Set to drop a 6 song EP titled “Humble Drip“ very soon, Bandz first serves up “Apart” with CalBoy to gain momentum for the project. The two rappers trade verses on how their struggles and grind set them “Apart” from the rest. B.Bandz just released a club banger titled “Make Her Dance” we will review that single next time!
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Bandz has been hitting the tour scene pretty heavy over the years. He’s performed at the iconic Revolt club in Miami Beach, The Riot Room in Kansas City, A3C, SXSW, not to mention going on tour with both Curren$y, and Chief Keef. He’s been on stage with the mayor of Oakland teaching her his new dance “The Bandz Walk“.
Stream “Apart” on SoundCloud or YouTube. Add “Apart” to your playlists, and share with your people!
Check out the Dj reviews below!
Dj Smoke Says
“I give this track a rating of 4 out of 5. This is a street banger for the 35 and under community, but really anyone can rock to it. I’ve heard many of B.Bandz songs, this one stands out to me the most. I like the collaboration with CalBoy they mesh well together on the track.
“After listening to the new single from B. Bandz, I have to give it a rating of 4. It would definitely hype up the younger generations. You can definitely tell that it is a midwest banger by the flow and the beat. It follows in the footsteps of 147Calboys “Envy Me” with a hyper energy.
“This Video was shot and edited nicely. The location makes it really look good. The song, I give 3 stars overall.
The production Is nice. CalBoy brung the heat as he does. This is a street record. Check out the video here, and how I scaled this record.
Omaha Nebraska, is a market waiting to get put on the map, and Loso Tha Artist is ready to put it on his back, opening the year with a intro like visual for “Validation” which may appear on his upcoming project “Equilbraim 2”.
Check it out and follow @Loso_Tha_Artist and stay in tune!
‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ continues wave of success with fresh take from Antonio Blue’s band
PORTLAND, OR – In 2020, West Coast artist Antonio Blue dropped what became one of the hottest singles of the year. The laid-back, melodic vibe of “Since You’ve Been Gone” has connected with many audiences all over the U.S. and Antonio has seen a rise in notoriety as a result. And now, with the help of his Rawzky Records Entertainment band, he’s putting a new spin on the single that gives it a little more edge and a little more energy.
“This single with the band is gonna be huge,” he said. “It’s a completely new sound and it’s amazing.”
Antonio said his desire to create a new version of the song reflects his desire to reinvent himself in some ways this 2020. Over the past few years, he’s been making music under the moniker King Rawzky. But he said that over the course of the past year, he’s come to realize that he wants to strip back all the outer layer of performance and let fans get an up-close and personal look at who he really is.
“It’s all about life’s metamorphosis,” he said. “I didn’t want to portray any titles or labels upon myself or the people behind me. That’s why I’m getting rid of all the monikers and all those things. I’m starting with a clean slate and taking my second chance. I’m showing people the person I truly am – as genuine and pure as it gets.”
Toward that end, Antonio said “Since You’ve Been Gone” really demonstrates his desire to make R&B music that goes back to the roots of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He wants to put out music that reminds R&B fans of the songs from artists such as Boyz II Men and Bobbie Brown.
“Those kinds of songs that you heard and you just wanted them to keep singing,” he said. “I’m giving you one artist on one song with no breaks, and with that you’ll see that my vocal ability and arrangement is incredible.”
Antonio said he originally wrote the song as homage to a woman with whom he’d previously been in love. He wrote it as a way to express to her how much he did care about her.
“I need a person in my life with the same spirit and who can understand what I’m trying to accomplish with my music,” he said. “This song was written to tell my ex that I recognize there is so much she has done for me over the years, but that I don’t regret our breakup because I just got tired of giving and giving and not getting back in return. When I think about my love life, I realize I can let it sometimes interfere with my dreams. So this song, in a lot of ways, is about letting the past be the past and looking only to the future. That’s what I’m trying to present here. You can’t let the past control your world and your destiny.”
Antonio Blue’s music is currently available across all streaming platforms. To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
Raspy rapper R.O.E. launches next wave of success with new single ‘Hard Living’
PLEASANT, TX – Up-and-coming rap star and entertainer Cordarro “R.O.E.” Wright – AKA Roetarantino – is a hot new talent out of East Texas whose one-of-a-kind sound is the kind of music that people all of the world need to sit up and pay attention to.
His newest single, “Hard Living,” is a track that simultaneously displays his unique talent and original sound while also giving fans an inside look at the life experiences that have molded him into the promising young artist that he is today. Growing up in the unruly parts of East Texas, R.O.E. dealt with a dysfunctional household with little parental guidance. But he was born with a gift for music, and his father had him on stages performing in front of audiences as a young boy. By age 12, he was writing his own lyrics and rhymes and by age 18, he knew he was destined to be a global entertainer. Since that time, he has written songs about the things he saw in the streets and the things that intrigued him about the lifestyles of true hustling.
“This single is basically the story of my life,” he said. “It’s about when I was young and had a rough coming up. I think there are a lot of people who can relate to that. It’s a struggle song about real situations, and I think it will get a lot of steam out there when people hear it and know that they can connect with it. More than anything, I wanted a song that would let fans get in touch with who I am and give them a little more personal information about who I am.”
Described as a “laid-back riding track,” “Hard Living” showcases R.O.E.’s uniquely raspy voice. At times he harmonizes with the melodies on the track, making for an original sound that is rarely found in the music industry today. It’s a style that R.O.E. said he’s worked hard at perfecting over the years. Learning his craft was important to him, and he modeled some of his mannerisms from artists who inspired him over the years. He paid attention to the industry and acquired the art of knowing how to brand himself as an artist. Taking all of those things, he applied them to his own unique take on music and adopted the moniker “Real Ova Everything.”
“My dream is to be an international artist and entertainer whose legacy is built from the ground up,” he said. “Success to me is doing what you love to do and getting paid for it. Living your dream. It doesn’t have to be with music – just whatever your dream is. Mine just happens to be music, and I want my music to be known for representing the people who come from nothing and attain success. You don’t have to be born with money. You can make it if you work for it. So I want my music to speak for the world and give them hope that they can do it if they never give up. My slogan is: ‘There’s no expiration date on your success.’”
R.O.E. said “Hard Living” is available across all streaming platforms and is just one of the six songs off his first EP “Broke Pockets, Rich Dreams.” A follow-up EP is slated to release in the next two months.
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East Harlem rapper brings ‘Raw Hardcore’ music to the world with new singles
NEW YORK, NY – One of the best musicians who has flown under the radar for the past few years will soon be a household name, thanks to a couple of new singles that are already creating major buzz in and around New York.
The artist’s name is Adriano and this hard-hitting rapper from East Harlem has been in the game for a minute. He has a signature sound that is familiar yet different and unique in a way that immediately makes people sit up and listen. His two new singles are “Raw Hardcore” and “Rock and Roll,” both of which are available across all streaming platforms. A new video for “Raw Hardcore” was recently released on his YouTube channel, and a video for “Rock and Roll” is slated to drop sometime in February.
“Raw Hardcore” is a song that Adriano describes as “fun, but still serious.” Underneath a rugged lyrical delivery, Adriano examines the journey that Hip Hop has taken over the past 25 years and begs listeners to consider what it takes to be pure to the craft and excellent in the things that are required to make one’s dreams a reality.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have been around people who showed me the old school game, and Raw Hardcore means taking it back to that New York hardcore mentality of just going for yours,” Adriano said. “It’s about knocking on doors and trying to break your way through. I’m stepping to the stage and into the spotlight. I’m going for everything this year. And I’m bringing that hardcore mentality of stepping out of your comfort zone and into yourself as a person. This is a song about that growth and journey.”
Adriano couples those thoughts and expands on them with his second single “Rock and Roll.” Slightly braggadocious in nature but in a way that’s fun and upbeat, the single examines those lifestyles that people choose to live and how often it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine and ignore the fun side of life.
“Everything gets moving so fast and we get caught up in things like social media and work and everyday life – but we still have to maintain that rock and roll,” Adriano said. “This song is about what’s real and what’s not. Rock and Roll to me means showing you that magic of how this Hip Hop thing is done, but at the same time understanding we go through everyday stuff. So how do you do both and keep that rock and roll a priority? It can be done. It has to be done.”
Adriano said he’s excited for a wider audience to get to discover his music, and he knows that these two singles will help open more doors for him in the future for things like live performances and maybe even a tour.
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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).
Drippy Drill Artist B.Bandz Drops New Single “Apart” With CalBoy | @TheRealBBandz
Hailing from Chicago B.Bandz is dope new independent artist on the rise and he is already making waves! Starting at 16, he found a way to connect with his peers and listeners with his music and lyrics. Gifted with slick wordplay B.Bandz crafts his lyrics creatively to fit the production and keep his listeners tuned in.
With Artists like Chief Keef, G Herbo, leading the way Chicago is the home of Drill Music. B.Bandz has crafted a commercial sound and image with his own style of Drill music which he has labeled “Drippy Drill”.
The bars are in the drip, a lot of lines go over people’s heads from the way it sounds, but if you listen carefully you will understand why he describes it as “Drippy Drill”.
Get in tune! B.Bandz has teamed up with such artists like Bay Swag, Zoey Dollars, Lil Mouse, Cdot Honcho amongst many others. He’s working hard on the grind to bring a new wave, a new sound, and a new image out of Chicago!
Bandz has been killing the tour scene! He was on stage with the mayor of Oakland as he showed her his new dance “The Bandz Walk “. He’s performed at the iconic Revolt club in Miami Beach, not to mention going on tour with both Curren$y, and Chief Keef. One of B.Bandz most recent accomplishments was surpassing 1 million views on his hit single “Porsche“.
B.Bandz teams up with fellow Chicago artist 147CalBoy for a heartfelt anthem titled “Apart”. This song touches the soul as these two go back n’ forth on how they came up in the game. Tune in as they drop gems about their life, career, the streets and what sets them “APART“ from everyone else!
TaiZautie releases new songs for 2020 riding the wave of last year’s success
ATLANTA, GA – TaiZautie releases their new single, “NASCAR” featuring Lil Keed on January 20, 2020. This upbeat song produced by Kappa sends a fun message for 2020 living fast and enjoying life. TaiZautie was launched as a duo in 2017 with their first project, “Secure the Bag” and breakout single “Mr. Nice Guy.” NASCAR promises to continue the fun and is a head banger. NASCAR is available for download on iTunes. Follow TaiZautie at @TaiZautie.
NASCAR has the kind of driving sound that audiences will love and TaiZautie is excited to perform it. Music has always been a staple in the household of brothers Tai and Zautie. For as long as they can remember, there was always music at home – whether because of their grandmother who sang in the church choir, or because of their father who has performed as a recording artist. It made sense then that as they grew older, music also became a central part of their lives. But it wasn’t until Zautie visited his older brother in the recording studio one day that inspiration hit, and the trajectory of their music career would be firmly established.
“That was back in 2017 and I was just messing around in the studio and he (Zautie) hopped on the song and it turned out really good,” Tai said. “We went straight to work and it took us no time to finish our first project, ‘Secure the Bag.’ The first single from that project was ‘Mr. Nice Guy,’ and people have been going crazy for that song.”
In the two years since that moment, the brothers have been working hard to perfect their craft and to create an original sound and style that sets them apart from the rest of the world. Their process is organic – opting to freestyle in a recording studio until they find the right groove and perfect lyrics as opposed to writing everything before recording. The songs they create are pure emotion and musical expression. They’re not trying to copy anyone else but instead, just do what they feel.
“I might come in the studio and put a hook on the beat, and then he’ll come in and put something on the song and see how it comes out,” Zautie said. “Sometimes, we’re in there at the same time and we see how that comes out. There’s just a certain kind of vibe with us where we get more done and get things done faster than with anyone else. We know what each other want and we work well together.”
That hard work has paid off with new music set to come out over the next couple of months. The first is a new single called “Nascar” featuring Lil Keed. It’s a fast and upbeat song about living fast and enjoying life. The brothers said they know it has the kind of driving sound that audiences will love, and they’re excited for people all over the U.S. to hear it.
They’ll follow that with another single called “Budget” which features MakSauce. It, too, is upbeat and driving as it reflects on the trouble people can often find themselves in when they are spontaneous with their spending and don’t plan ahead with their money.
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Near-death experience gives young musician new outlook on life
SOUTH FLORIDA – A lot of things changed for Felipe Marquez on the day his car was hit by someone going 92 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.
It’s cliché to say his life flashed before his eyes but that’s exactly what happened to him. He’d been homeless for about three years, living in his car and using that vehicle to make money as a driver for a ride-share company. Like any other day, he was picking up fares and was on his way to pick up a passenger when he was struck at top speed by someone going more than double the speed limit. He was fortunate to survive and all things considered, escaped from the accident better off than he could have ever hoped for. After two surgeries and a week in the hospital, he’s spent the past few months recovering from multiple injuries. He still hasn’t regained nerve sensation in his left thigh or shoulder, but everything else is back in working order. And the settlement from the accident has given him something he’s never had before: the financial freedom to pursue his dreams.
And that’s exactly what he’s doing. When your life is mere milliseconds from being snuffed out, you can’t help but realize there’s only a finite amount of time on this earth and if you ever want to realize your dreams, you better do it now while you still can. For Felipe, his dream has been to be a professional musician for as long as he can remember. And so for the past few months, he’s been pursuing that dream with a passion. He adopted the stage name F Money and has been exploring his unique sound and style through music that he says is inspired by affection for a very specific woman in his life.
“The theme of my rapping is about the woman I love,” he said. “In college, she decided to call herself C Money and so I said I’d call myself F Money, which is a play off of both our first initials. After the car accident, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I want to do with my life. I love music, and I love C Money, and so I decided to start making music about the person I love the most. I’ve been given the freedom to do almost anything I want now, and I’m going to make the most of that opportunity.”
His first foray into the industry comes by way of a single called “Talk To Me.” It’s a club-ready aggressive rap song with a fun tone to it. He said it tells the story of a period of his life shortly after he had been evicted from his first apartment and had just started living in his car.
“I received a message from the woman I had loved through a mutual friend, and they told me she was a lesbian now,” he said. “I had been sending her money and gifts and she kept turning me down, and now I was living in my car and I found that out. So this song was born from the things I wanted to say then, though in a more poetic way. Most of the lyrics I use in it have been used in other Hip Hop songs in various contextual ways but in my case, they have a specific reference to her. For instance, when someone else says ‘water’ in their songs, they might be talking about jewelry. But when I use it in this song, for me it’s a metaphor for crying. I’m using imagery like purple and yellow colors, as metaphors for our feelings and personalities. And in some ways, I’m just showing off and having fun with the debauchery of it all.”
F Money said he hopes people will be able to connect to his music not only because they, too, have experienced similar relationship entanglements, but also because they recognize a young man who has struggled in life and who is attempting to make the most of his opportunities.
“I want to be seen as somebody who is making music and who has a back story that people can be inspired by,” he said. “I’m a kid from south Florida who was ingrained in Hip Hop from a young age by sitting in his bedroom listening to Hip Hop music. And now I’m someone who has decided to take on the characteristics of that Hip Hop genre to gain the affection of a woman I desire.”
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Jizzel Tha Gee paints pictures with words on second album ‘Jam City 2’
OAKLAND, CA – Jizzel Tha Gee is about to become a household name thanks to some cutting-edge music off his second album “Jam City 2.” Coming out of Oakland, California, this hot young artist is making a name for himself with his unique rhymes and his one-of-a-kind style. Known for his storytelling and upbeat jams that get people bouncing, his wordplay is the kind of elevated artistry that paints pictures in the mind of his listeners. This is showcased perfectly on his 12-track album “Jam City 2” which he describes as a “big party and a celebration of music from where I come from.”
“My writing and my style set me apart,” he said. “If you listen to my music, you can definitely get a sense that I don’t sound like anybody out there. My craft is my craft and I’ve been able to craft something that’s uniquely me. What I’m saying and what I’m doing, only I can do it.”
Jizzel said his first attempts at music were ultimately all about attracting as many women as possible. And while some of that is still true today, his work has evolved into more of an artistic expression that also entertains people along the way.
“It’s music that you can picture yourself within the rhymes,” he said. “I want my music to be something that everybody can relate to and do. That’s how I write my music – if you hear what I’m saying you’ll have a visual of it, like a video in your mind. I’m painting pictures for people. When I was younger, I didn’t realize what I was doing but as I got older, people kept telling me they could see it because I’m paining visuals with my words. It’s a work of art.”
That realization started at a young age when he and his brother would record their songs at home on their boombox over the top of other tapes. His first song “Living in the Jungle” came about that way, and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s been rapping all his life, he said, and over the years has made a name for himself that he knows is about to expand to places all over the U.S. and throughout the world.
Not only does he have music to share with the world, but he’s also a young entrepreneur. His new shoe line called LAM shoes for his philosophy of Life And Money, are currently available for purchase on http://aliveshoes.com/.
He is working on more music to release early this year, and he has a live performance slated for Feb. 15 at the Louise Cocktail Lounge in Sacramento.
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Thrilling new sound from East Coast artist Moe$ set to make a splash in the New Year
AVENEL, NJ – Most people would tell you that to make it big in the music industry takes a one-in-a-million lightning strike of luck. East Coast artist Moe$ knows that, but he also knows that the lightning won’t strike unless you’re willing to put in hours and hours of hard work and effort. He knows that hard work has to be paired with unique talent and an original sound. And he knows that he has to open himself to the world in uncomfortable ways so that as many people as possible can get a taste of the music he has to share.
All of those things are at play for this budding young artist which means he’s a name you should pay attention to as he’s primed for big things in 2020. That soon-to-be wave of success is set to begin in January when he drops his new eight-song EP. The first single from that project is already available across all streaming platforms and is already creating some buzz for this hot new artist.
The song is called “Hold It Down.” It showcases more of a pop-forward vibe underneath lyrics that describe the scenario that often happens when a guy meets a girl for the first time. But this “out-of-town” woman isn’t like most other women in that she can “hold it down” in conversation and keep up with the guy with her witticisms and charisma.
“It has a catchy melody that people can vibe to and the beat is really dope,” Moe$ said. “My voice sounds different than anything out there. The more people listen to my music the more they’ll know that it’s legit and they’ll want to bounce with it. More than anything, that’s what I want – for people to just vibe to the music. I want people to remember me as a person who worked his butt off and didn’t have a lot to work with but somehow made it to the top. I know a lot of people don’t make it out here and if you’re going to do it, you have to put 100 percent into it. You have to respect the craft and be willing to revise and edit and be dedicated to the process. That’s what I want to be remembered for – a true artist who worked the process and made great music.”
Moe$’s journey in music started at a young age when at age 7 he moved with his family from Egypt to America. He had to learn English and often turned to music as a way to understand the language better. One of the first musicians he remembers paying attention to was Eminem. Moe$ said he loved the way Eminem rhymed and the way his flows sounded. By age 10, he was writing his own raps as he continued to try to understand the English language more deeply. Over the next 10 years, he poured himself into learning how to write – from hooks and bars to metaphors and similes. He studied the early artists of Hip Hop and dove into battle Rap. And eventually at age 23, he stepped up on the mic and left such an impression that Rap fans all over New Jersey were clamoring for more.
“I’ve been on the mic ever since and I’m not looking back,” he said. “Nothing is more important to me than creating a lasting legacy through words and unique style. My emotions and experiences and driven lyrics are a statement for all. This new project is the best material I’ve ever had, and I’m ready to get people’s attention with it.”
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NEW YORK, NY – When you hear the voice of new Hip Hop artist Lil Laddin, you won’t be able to get it out of your head… Not only do his lyrics hit home and captivate listeners in intriguing new ways, but his one-of-a-kind “whispering voice” is so unique that fans everywhere are clamoring for more.
That original voice is showcased on his new album, “The Greatest of all Slime” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. Described as a project that combines different new sounds with more mainstream radio tracks, “The Greatest of all Slime” is Lil Laddin’s announcement to the world that he’s a major play who people should pay attention to.
“There’s a lot of club bangers on there and I know a couple of them are industry hits,” he said. “I was just trying to make as much of a different sound as possible while still being something you’d hear on the radio. What will really draw people to my music is the kind of snake-like high-pitched whispering voice that I have on melodic beats. I pair that with a kind of Rock/Alternative Trap music vibe for a really hot sound. People are going to love it.”
Lil Laddin has had music in his blood since before he was born … literally. While his mother was pregnant with him, she would listen to music and has said often through the years that she knows he picked up a love for music while in the womb. Growing up, his mother was a poet who did a lot of spoken word, and he became intrigued by rappers at an early age. He started studying different rappers and was inspired by artists such as Lil Wayne and Young Thug. Eventually, he decided to pursue music for himself, and he hasn’t looked back since.
“I want my music to be known as a way for people to listen and feel good,” he said. “If someone is in the car and feeling down, I want them to be able to turn on a Lil Laddin song and feel happy after hearing my song. I want to motivate kids to feel happy and do dances. I want to motivate a lot of people. That’s what I want for my music, really – to see that I’m doing something good with my art.”
Two singles from his album are already starting to make some waves with fans across the country. The first is a song called “Mook Laddin” which was produced by Mook Toven. It’s a song that he said highlights his transition from everyday struggles into being in the club and coming up with party songs. It’s an upbeat and bouncy song that will particularly cater to female audiences.
The second single is “Saw III” which was inspired by the movie of the same name. Lil Laddin said he recalls watching the movie one day and being impressed by how the clown in the movie kept saying, “Let’s play a game.”
“It made me think about a lot of my past relationships and how females like to play games,” he said. “So this song is based on the movie and also how females play games. It’s produced by Trouble Maker Hank and the lyrics will basically be explaining how I can do a female if she decides to play games with me. It’s an up-tempo beat but with more piano and guitar features, and you’ll hear my snake-like whispering voice on the melodies.”
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The world has been waiting for a new artist like Em
NEW JERSEY – Every once in a while a new artist comes out of nowhere with music so profound that it takes the world by storm and serves as a testament for a generation. In the early 2000s, it was Norah Jones and her jazz classic “Come Away with Me.” In 2007, it was Adele and her breakthrough song “Hometown Glory.” And today, there’s an artist coming out of New Jersey whose new single “Say What You Mean” is set to make a similar impact on the world of music.
Her name is Em, and her masterful blend of soul and pop plays perfectly with her powerful yet ethereal voice in ways that will have people talking for years to come. There’s a depth of emotion that runs through her music and which is carried through every note. To label her sound as Soul is equal parts limiting and also perfectly accurate, as every ounce of her soul is put on display with her lyrics and the way she passionately pours out her heart through her vocals.
“I consider my music very spiritual and soulful,” Em said. “I want to give people peace and comfort, strength and belief in themselves. I want my music to help them push through difficult times and know there’s a lesson to be learned at the end of it. My music is love and care from the heart, and I want people to see that and live genuine to who they are. Be authentic and don’t be afraid. I’ve had to learn to speak up and not be afraid of who I am, and I want to pass that along to others.”
Some of the inspiration for that movement came from a 1947 movie called “Smash-Up, The Story of a Woman.” Em has always been an old soul at heart and has long harbored a secret love for all things from the 1950s and 60s. She said there’s something about the traditional “old fashioned woman” who demanded respect alongside the liberation and carefree rebellion of the 1960s.
“I learned they don’t have to clash but they can blend by defining certain boundaries, which is found in this song,” she said.
So when she was looking through public domain material for something to spark inspiration on her new single, she found “Smash-Up” and was immediately struck with how profound its message was both back when it was created and in today’s current cultural climate.
The film stars Susan Hayward as a nightclub singer who puts aside her successful career to marry a struggling songwriter. Inspired by the birth of their daughter, her husband plays one of his ballads on a morning radio show and his career explodes. As a stay-at-home wife and mother, Hayward’s character finds her shaky self-confidence slipping, and she turns to alcohol to mask the pain and regret of having given up on her dreams.
The story hit a very personal note for Em. As a young artist who has been steadily on the rise for the better part of a decade since she was discovered at age 12 by famed record producer Andy DiTaranto, Em recently found herself in a relationship that often made her consider what it would take to be committed to a partner while also being 100 percent committed to fulfilling her dreams of making it as a professional musician. Hayward’s character felt like she had failed at her job – she felt down on herself – and that’s exactly what Em feared for herself.
Out of that emotion, the foundation for one of the hottest new tracks to hit the music industry today came about. Em’s ethereal voice carries deep emotion underneath her new pop/soul ballad “Say What You Mean” in ways that are sure to captivate audiences all over the world.
“I missed the genuineness of the 50s because it had so much soul in it,” Em said. “I’m starting to sense more of that soul coming back in music today, and I’m glad because I really believe in that style of music. It is music with a purpose that has heart to it and has a genuine feeling running through it. With this song, I’m trying to tap into that soul. It might seem simple to the ear at first but it’s a message for women to be powerful in themselves. It’s a song that starts with a woman feeling depressed – as if a man has power over her. She feels empty and lost without him in her life, and the relationship has loose boundaries. She’s looking for a more monogamous thing, but he’s not. That’s similar to how I felt when I was in my last relationship. When I was with the person I was dating, we had a deep spiritual connection. So when it comes to the chorus of the song and I say, ‘Say what you mean, don’t you lead me on,’ that’s me taking back that power that I felt like he stripped from me. The rain effect in the bridge acts like a cleansing of the spirit and by the time you get to the end of the song, she’s on fire with strength. Ultimately, I wanted to take something that seems so downtrodden and find that inner courage to say ‘No!’ I have a higher vibration to share with the world because there’s so much lower vibration out there in the industry today with all of the negative messages. That’s not why we’re here on this earth. There’s purpose to living and being here every day, and it’s all about loving people around you and caring about others. It’s about giving, really truthfully giving to others and to yourself first.”
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Passion and lyricism pair perfectly on new single ‘Love Woes’ from artist Botimi Freed
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – When most people think about love songs, they don’t necessarily think about an electro-trap heart ballad. But that’s the exact sound that Hip Hop artist Botimi Freed has captured with his new single “Love Woes.” And it’s a sound that is drawing attention and high praise from big names all across the music industry.
Operating out of Montgomery County, Maryland, this up-and-coming young artist is a name you need to know. His new hit single is just the first of many to come. And in just two years of making music professionally, he has already seen his music go to great heights, including radio play on Baltimore’s biggest stations.
Born in Houston, Texas, Botimi moved to Maryland with his family at age 12 and has been an East Coast native ever since. Unlike many other artists in the industry, Botimi didn’t find his passion for music until his late teenage years. He started rapping at age 17 when his classmates heard him freestyle and praised him for being better than the rest. They encouraged him to give professional music a try. And when his first song recorded in 2016 took off with fans all over the area, he realized he had a natural talent that needed to be shared with the world. He’s worked on a few other songs since that time and now with “Love Woes,” he is ready to make a bigger splash in the industry and with a widening fanbase.
“It’s crazy to see how far I’ve come from just freestyling with my homies in the neighborhood,” he said. “I never thought that when I put those raps to some beats and started putting out tracks that people would love it as much as they have. I was just inspired by the greats and kind of fell into it. And like those legends, I’d like my music to be known for being melodic and timeless. I want people to be able to listen to my music now or 10 years from now and it will always be relevant and touch them in some way.”
In the case of “Love Woes,” Botimi said fans anywhere will be able to relate to the stories that came from personal experiences with some of his relationships from the past. He said the song basically examines three love affairs from his life in ways that anyone who has ever been in a relationship will be able to relate to.
“Each of the three verses talks about three chicks from my life,” he said. “The third verse is my real chick – my home chick. And the moral of the song is that love is not for sale. You can’t buy it. It’s a song that’s definitely inspired from real life and my experiences of being in different relationships in my life – the breakups and makeups and all the things that people learn over time that you have to fight for if you want something real and deep.”
Botimi said he’s working on an EP that will drop in January called “Player and a Savage.” That combined with the wave of success he’s seeing with “Love Woes” is something that he said he’s sure will propel him into an even greater 2020.
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Westside Chicago Artist HBKbanz Drops New Banger “Penny Hardaway” For 2020
Hbkbanz is the name and taking over the music game is the plan. Straight out of K-town from the west side of Chicago, Banz was destined to do music. Hbkbanz has entertainment in his blood. Believe it or not Banz has been rapping since the age of 4 and at 18 he is better than ever.
Banz came in the game with hit single “Penny Hardaway” and currently at 150,000+ streams on spotify and the numbers are growing daily and his new single “Missin U” ft kdyoungcocky is now heating up as well. When Leonardo Cushmeer Jr was growing up he was in the studio constantly watching his father Leonardo Cushmeer Aka Chase Wyl Biz continuously make moves in the entertainment industry with hit singles “Wanna screw and “U aint heard of that” played on BET’s The Game, so its not surprising that Banz is very artistic musically.
Leonardo moved around a lot from Chicago to Atlanta then back to Chicago then moving to Northwest suburbs of Chicago to go to High School to see better results for his future, a decision his dad and mom Chenmila Davis agreed to. Now a high school graduate Banz is ready to take over. His anticipated Ep Half Broken Kookie will be dropping soon. Get Ready!!
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Buck City released his 4th project earlier this year titled “Beat The Odds” with Chicago’s own DJ Smoke. The Midwest artist Buck City came with some new work for the people on this one! Turn it up to the max and vibe out! Stream Buck City’s top tracks for 2019 on Spotify today!!
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New rapper out of Dallas brings eccentric, crazy vibe to Hip Hop with mixtape ‘Drip’
DALLAS, TX – TyBenji is a conquering artist from the Deep South whose unique sound and style is set to propel his life into fame and superstardom. His new single “It Takes Time” is a testament to the hard work he’s put in to get to this point in his career. It also serves as a statement to the world that he’s a new artist on the scene that people should pay attention to. It’s an aggressive song that perfectly showcases his unique lyrical ability and one-of-a-kind delivery as a rapper.
“It’s a song that says it took a minute to get to where I’m at,” said the young artist from Dallas, Texas. “I have a strong foundation now and though there have been some rough times along the way, everything else from here is gonna be smoother. The biggest thing I’ve had to overcome is just getting my foot in the door and finding the courage to do what I want to do. Now that I’ve got that foot in the door and I have a stronghold and a strong foundation to build upon, I’m not looking back.”
TyBenji has been a budding artist for as long as he can remember. From the time growing up in Dallas as young Tyrik, he was always attracted to music and by age 10 was already writing his own raps and freestyling with older boys in his neighborhood. By the time he was in high school, he was actively pursuing music as a career and had already adopted the stage name TyBenji as a combination of his first name and the slang term “Benji,” which is a moniker for money. He says his early work was representative of some of his biggest musical influences including Lil Wayne, Easy E, Snoop Dogg, James Brown and Chris Brown, among others. But over the years, he has developed a sound and style that is all his own and which he knows will stand out in ways that will eventually make him a household name all over the U.S.
“My sound is different,” he said. “I just sound like me. I think it’s a sound that shows off my personality and my vibe. I have an eccentric, weird, crazy vibe. My mixtape ‘Drip’ really shows off that eccentricity and craziness. It’s a project that shows people the adversity I’ve faced in life and how I’ve had to climb from the bottom. It shares those things through music that some people would call weird or crazy. But it’s straight rap that comes from me and is perfect to show people who I am as a musician.”
In addition to “Drip,” TyBenji said he’s working on another mixtape that he hopes to drop sometime in the next six months. He’s also planning to release a music video for “It Takes Time” and is excited to see how many regions across the U.S it can make a splash.
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14-year-old entertainer DiVinci SanTana drops new single ‘OK’
LOS ANGELES, CA – One of the hottest young entertainers in the business today is a teenager named DiVinci SanTana. Soon to be 14, he has already made a name for himself in Hollywood, and he’s preparing to take the next step in his career by launching new music that’s set to drop before the end of the year.
Born in Los Angeles, DiVinci started in theater at merely 7 years old. He did numerous plays and eventually auditioned for America’s Got Talent. Opportunities continued to present themselves, and he was able to land acting roles on “Judge Hatchett” and Jeneen Robinson’s “I’m 13 Yo!” In the midst of those acting jobs, he began to realize that though he loved acting, his first true love was music. So in 2018 when he was introduced to the CEO of BTMR Entertainment Group, he knew he wanted to pursue music in a major way.
In the year-and-a-half since that meeting, DiVinci has worked closely with super producer Malcolm Harvest (AKA Mal G) on an album that is tentatively slated to drop in May of 2020. The first single from that project is already complete and is slated to drop on Dec. 20. It’s called “OK” and it features DiVinci’s unique sound and style in ways that will make people sit up and pay attention.
“It’s crazy how that song came together,” he said. “We were in the studio for so many hours and it was like 4 a.m. and it just kind of came together out of nowhere. The vibe is something different and new – not like anything else out there right now. We knew what we wanted to do and we accomplished that … and that feeling is very satisfying. Basically, it’s a song that says I was always OK and money will never change me. It’s a very upbeat, radio-ready song that I’m anxious for people to check out.”
DiVinci said one of the things that sets him apart from others in the music industry today is that his music is all clean. He’s also able to incorporate sounds and styles from multiple different genres. He said his influences come from people like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Jimmy Hendrix and XXXTentacion.
“I just want to make music for everyone,” he said. “Whether you’re sitting in the car with your mom, or your grandma, or your auntie, or whomever – they all can listen to it with you. I’m just trying to make music for everyone.”
DiVinci said while he’s working toward completing the album that will drop in 2020, he’s also continuing to act and will take the lead as Josh in the Emmy-nominated Christina Cooper feature film “South Central Love.” He’s also working on a music video for “OK” which he said he hopes to drop in early 2020.
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Souls Rest combine elements of Hip Hop and RnB/Soul music blending rap with melodic vocals and dynamic cutting edge production to create a unique and captivating sound.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Souls Rest consists of vocalist/producer a son and rapper.
Souls Rest draws upon their love of classic hip hop and soul, but are driven to create a new Urban RnB soundscape. Direct, lyrical dexterity is coupled with catchy hooks—the result is relevant, melodic and candid music.
Their latest release; “Lighter” is the second single from their upcoming 10-song album project, Cosmonauts. The record aims to expose the disconnect between the person we show to the world, and the person we really are on the inside. It’s written to someone who is struggling with life, and is hiding within a fake exterior. Everything is falling apart around them, yet they still refuse to share their problems. Ironically, it is this elusive honesty that often leads to us being able to access help and ultimately freedom.
Evolving from their previous records, The Cosmonauts album project will have a more Pop-sound woven into the exciting and infectious tracks. The music will continue to be a mix live musicianship and contemporary hip hop production, which creates their unique, memorable sound. Souls Rest is even more intent on bringing fresh new tones to mainstream Hip Hop, RnB, and Soul music.
So far in 2019, the band has released, the single “Cosmonauts, and their “from_the vault”, a 6 song EP that tells uplifting stories of love and hope. 6 music videos accompanied these music releases.
With the support of Mercury Artists and Element-80 Records Inc, the band will be looking ahead to grow their fanbase online and on radio; as well as, touring and performing at festivals and venues across Canada and the US.
East Coast based artist TRUTHR hopes to open some eyes with new singles
NORFOLK, VA – Today’s culture is one filled with people seeking out that next high. There’s not enough content in the world to meet the demands of the masses – from streaming platforms to movie theaters to thrill rides at amusement parks and everything in between. The desire for that daily dose of dopamine drives people to truly seek out new experiences, and sometimes it leads them to strange places.
This is the theme that East Coast artist TRUTHR explores with his latest single, “Strange Places.” It’s a song with a deep, dark vibe paired with a hook and melody that is catchy and impossible to ignore. Like its name, the song offers an otherworldly vibe that embraces the mindset of a lot of people in the world today, sporting powerful production by Chxnce.
“This generation ain’t got no patience,” TRUTHR says. “We want it all now. That’s how I feel and it’s how I see other people feeling.” This song presents that idea and then kind of leaves things open for interpretation based on how people would define ‘all’ for themselves. At the end of the day it’s about seeking fulfillment. Many people are unfulfilled, numb and lifeless … and what does that say about our society?
“Strange Places” also showcases TRUTHR’s unique vocal inflections and one-of-a-kind sound and style. From an early age, he wanted to rap and sing which wasn’t usual for the time but in this era, it’s the new standard so TRUTHR comes well prepared. More than anything, he focuses on the lyrics, working hard to pick the perfect words to convey the message and feeling to which he hopes others will relate.
“I try to keep it uplifting and I’m often exploring things in the metaphysical and spiritual realms,” he said. “I’ve done a lot of studies on those things on the side. I like looking past the veil of reality, and a lot of my music will reference my experiences of observing the deceptions in the world and the truths in the world.”
That is, of course, where his stage name comes from – though he also admits that he tends to associate with the “truther” community, with all of its conspiracy theories.
“Truth has always been my theme, and my music – and even the dialogue I use in my everyday life – lends itself to the exploration of the truth behind things,” he said. “A lot of times, the things that we are shown today are presented in a shifty manner. We don’t see the full picture … especially in the music industry. But I’m more open-minded and in the long run, what feels like my mission is refining the truth in my life and sharing that with other people. I want that to be part of my brand and what people think when they hear my name – someone who makes good music that they can party to or relax to or just vibe to and feel good, but who also drops wisdom.”
In addition to “Strange Places,” TRUTHR has also recently released two other singles with music videos – “Elevate,” a song that encourages listeners to step up their game, and “It’s On Me,” a song that’s about money and TRUTHR’s desire to alleviate some of the pressures of life for those around him.
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Brad Jones Releases New Project “Where I’m Going” On Spotify And ALL Streaming Outlets
Brad Jones is a hip hop artist, singer, songwriter and producer from Chattanooga, TN. What you see is what you get. Just like the lyrics in his song “I’ll Do Me”, he lives by the mantra “You do you and I’ll do me”. He is a real artist who pours intense passion into every song he writes, delivers spit-fire lyrics on the mic and believes in leaving no-less than everything on the stage. And this is exactly what he has done every time over the years as he takes the stage at festivals, clubs, churches and venues across the Southeast US to prove exactly why he belongs in this industry.
Ever since he played his first note at age 9, he fell in love with music and discovered he could use it to escape the pain in his life. It was an escape from the real world. He could escape the bullies. Escape his fears and anxieties. Escape the hungry nights. Escape the struggle. Growing up poor might have been discouraging to some, but this sparked the fire inside he needed to grind till his music was heard and he proved himself on the mic. He learned early, if you have a dream then go and get it.
Everybody has a story and he unapologetically shares his. From childhood struggle, emotional scars to faith and battling and addiction, no stone is left unturned as he uses all of this as his fuel to keep grinding and pursuing his passion. If there is one theme that carries through all of his music it’s that no matter how far you’ve fallen or how lost you may feel, don’t give up. There’s hope waiting for you on the other side. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get to where you’re going.
His album “Where I’m Going” is out now on all digital platforms and stores. Physical albums can be purchased through contacting www.BradJonesRap.com.
New Single “Waiting” just dropped December 6th and a new single called “MMML (My Music, My Life) is dropping December 20th. Stream “Where I’m Going” below on Spotify and all streaming outlets!
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Jizzle Buckz Releases The Official Music Video For His Latest Banger “Buckz The Bully” Prod By @Laudie_Yayo
St. Louis rapper Jizzle Buckz has time and time again proven he is nothing to play with when it comes to rap or the trap. And on his latest single Buckz The Bully, Jizzle makes that more than clear!
Produced by Laudie On The Track and with a cameo from LA4’s, Buckz The Bully is a self proclaimed ode to the streets; solidifying Jizzle Bucks as one of the top independent trap rap brands emerging from the Midwest.
With almost 20K views on YouTube in less than a week, Jizzle Buckz is gearing up to go viral again with his latest release. A visual glorification of the trap lifestyle, Buckz The Bully continues the St. Louis rapper’s wave and positions Jizzle Buckz as a definite artist to watch as we enter into 2020.
Hip Hop duo out of Michigan brings genre back to its roots with new single ‘Swerve Talk’
LANSING, MI – Hip Hop is music that comes from the streets. It’s a genre that was born as a
voice for the people – a reflection of the gritty reality that times are not always easy, good
people don’t always get ahead, and opportunity and justice are just pretty words spouted by
the privileged few who have never known life without them.
Two relatives out of Lansing, Michigan want to bring Hip Hop back to those foundations and
their unique style of music is gaining attention throughout the Upper Midwest. Mo Betta and D
Eagle don’t play the fake game. From the moment they started rapping together as children,
they’ve made a pact to serve their listeners a more authentic brand of Hip Hop. Holding their
art to a higher standard, these two talented wordsmiths are bringing a refreshing realism to the
game – a genuineness born from their collective hardship.
“We’ve been fucked with and we’ve served time,” D Eagle said. “We’ve seen the world for what
it is, put that into words and strapped a fat beat on it. All we ask now is that you listen.”
Operating under the name Fortified Hustlas (FH), this rap duo has dropped a new single that is
turning heads both for its originality and its nod to old-school Hip Hop. “Swerve Talk” is a song
that uses the rich life as a metaphor for the struggles of the streets – with powerful imagery
serving as a testament for the hard things people have to do to survive. Paired with an upbeat
tempo, the hard-hitting lyrics are exactly the kind of Hip Hop rap that the genre was created
for. And though it’s not exactly a club-driving tune, it does have a beat and vibe that would fit
right in with those who love having a good time at the club.
The song features well-known Michigan artist El’Zappo, who brings his unique flow and witty
lyricism to the single in ways that the duo says perfectly rounds out the message they were
trying to get across.
“We touch almost all areas with our music,” Mo Betta said. “We’re lyrical but at the same time
we mix in our music with new sounds of today. Plus, there aren’t too many duos out there
today. In the last 10 to15 years, there haven’t been a lot of duos that you’re actually familiar
with. We’re blood cousins who have been rapping together for about 10 years, and we’ve
developed something that is very professional and sounds like nothing else out there today.”
D Eagle said he and his cousin have been inspired by some of the legends of Hip Hop over the
years – from Wutang to Jadakiss, Jay-Z and Fabulous. Some current artists also serve as
inspirations including J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby and Quando Rondo. Like those big name
artists, they want FH to become a known household name not just for bringing good vibes but
for having a unique voice in the world of Hip Hop.
“Our music is about realism,” he said. “We’re teaching people something. We’re not just
rapping but are trying to teach and send out a message through the stuff we say.”
In addition to “Swerve Talk,” FH just finished a new song in the studio and is working toward its
release before the end of 2019. The duo is also working on developing music videos for their
new singles and plans to drop an EP sometime in 2020.
Midwest artist Dejah’E blends genres to create “Hip-Pop” music with upcoming album “Mark My Words”
RACINE, WI – Dejah’E, a young R&B artist from Wisconsin, is hardly new to the music game. She has worked with Grammy award winning producer, Greg Lawson and one of Chris Brown’s producers, Steve Russel, and performed for Grammy award winning producers Hit-Boy and Johnny Wright. Bringing a classic 90s vibe with a modern twist, this fresh singer delivers a new mix of R&B and Pop which she refers to as “Hip-Pop.”
With a style characterized by sweet melodies and harmonies coupled with a catchy beat and expressive vocals, Dejah’E is finishing up her debut album, “Mark My Words.” A project two years in the making and recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Milwaukee, the 17 song album is slated for release in early 2020 on all digital streaming channels. The project features music written by her and her producers Jaray James (of Mayweather’s “The Money Team”), Donye’a Goodin, Chris Milly, Waive Boy and StarChild Productions (recently nominated for two Grammys on Chris Brown’s latest project). “I love working with these guys,” Dejah’E said. “They’re all so talented and we vibe so well together. They each bring out a different side of me, which I think is dope because my fans are able to hear all the different sides to me, too.” Surrounded by so much Grammy star power, Dejah’E is destined to win a Grammy herself.
“Mark My Words” will provide fans with a varied mix of songs, including the Caribbean styled, richly harmonic track, “Apology.” The wildly catchy “Fallin Back” written by the artist two years ago, is perfect for cruising in the car. Another standout track, “That Button” will be released as a single soon, accompanied by a major production music video.
In 2017, Dejah’E recorded her first song, “Slow” as a solo artist and has always brought authenticity into her work. “I bring a realness that’s not really shown in the industry any more. I’m just completely myself, completely real and open,” Dejah’E said. Her debut single was well received and she has built on that success. Her new music reflects her growth as an artist – her vocals have grown stronger, she now uses custom, original beats from her producers, and her harmonies are more refined. Over ten years of piano playing has given Dejah’E the unique ability to sing chords off the top of her head, aiding the singer with her backgrounds and harmonies.
Growing up in Racine, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, Dejah’E first discovered her love of music in church. At eight years old, she took up the violin, followed by piano which came to her naturally. From 14 into her late teens, Dejah’E performed as a member of different girl groups that she formed. Over the years, her musical influences included Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Jhene Aiko and Aaliyah and at 21, she launched her solo career with the release of her debut single, “Slow.”
Dejah’E owns an independent label called LA Rich Entertainment with her father and manager, Richard Warren, and this team shows no signs of slowing down. Filming for the “That Button” music video will be happening in a Milwaukee nightclub under the direction of Philly Fly Boy at the end of next month. Additionally, to follow the album release, Dejah’E plans to drop an EP by next summer.
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TORONTO, CANADA – Anyone who has endured the pain of a tough breakup or difficult times will find Santyna’s music deeply relatable. While working to overcome major depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD and agoraphobia, Santyna wrote her new EP during the hardest time of her life. “When things got really bad for me emotionally,” she said, “it was my working on this EP that made everything feel better and made me feel like I could find happiness in this world.” Working on the EP facilitated her mental and spiritual growth and she wants to pass on that healing. During hard times, Santyna always found comfort listening to music by other artists, and she hopes that her music will do the same for her listeners.
Recorded in New York City and Toronto, her new EP, “VENIN” is slated to drop on November 27th. The 4-track collection has an R&B/Soul vibe with a little added Hip Hop flavor. Following on the successful release of her single, “FREE style,” the project shows the progression in the artist’s journey from bitter to better.
The new EP leads off with a track titled “hi.” The song was written while she was in a toxic relationship and it talks about the battle of staying in a relationship that doesn’t work for either person. To portray the conflict of being in love but arguing constantly, Santyna rewrote the song nearly twenty times to perfect her message.
Although she has spent much of her adult life in Toronto, Santyna was born and raised outside the city in Mississauga. With artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Roy Woods hailing from the West Side, Mississauga is starting to receive more recognition. Santyna’s song, “Massasauga” is a clever play on words. As the Massasauga rattlesnake is found in the area where she was born, it extends the snake symbolism seen in the EP’s cover artwork where Santyna is depicted as the Mother of Snakes. Written after the break up, “Massasauga” shows the emotional shift to feeling better off without a toxic partner as illustrated in these lyrics:
“Of course, you can’t love a woman who don’t need a man.
Shoulda known it.
Hope you understand I showed you the mirror
to make you a better man.”
A transparent and honest individual who has been through mental health and emotional struggles, Santyna has unconditional love for all and is using her music to touch the lives of others who need to hear her message: “You know what? You’re not alone and I see you. I’ll always be there for you, and you are loved.”
She fell in love with being able to express herself through the arts at a young age. Writing poetry in grade school was a great outlet for expressing her thoughts and feelings. Singing since she was 4 years old led Santyna to vocal lessons and eventually to writing her own melodies. Growing up, she was seriously into R&B, grooving to artists such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child and TLC.
She is already working on a project to follow “VENIN” which will focus less on relationships and share more about herself. She plans to tackle the normative ideas surrounding mental health, with cheerfulness in some tracks since this is a big part of her personality. Santyna said “I’m lighthearted. I love to have fun but at the same time, I need to talk about the serious stuff.” Not afraid to use her art to bring attention to important issues, Santyna is speaking her truth even when it may not follow popular opinion, and she has a message for those struggling with mental illness: “I hear you, I see you, and you’re gonna get through this.”
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New music from South African artist BlakBoi Ya$i speaks of life challenges and triumphs
PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Growing up in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Siyabonga Nkosi (known by his professional name, BlakBoi Ya$i) didn’t have the opportunity to focus on his love of music. It wasn’t until 2012 when he burst onto the scene as a rapper and producer, that the artist began creating a steady stream of music. Making up for lost time, BlakBoi dropped his “Ya$i-Ver$3” album earlier this year, and he’s already putting the finishing touches on a new album.
Bringing out back-to-back albums is no problem for this prolific artist. “I really feel like I have music for a long time,” BlakBoi said, “and I can’t see myself stopping any time soon!” His sound is a crazy infusion of Hip-Hop with melodic 808 sounds, blended with alternative dance, pop music and a bit of R&B.
Delivered with a smooth flow, BlakBoi’s lyrics tell of teen and young adult struggles, along with celebrations. On the “Ya$i-Ver$3” album, his soulful vocals shine through, particularly in standout tracks like “Vv$,” with its catchy and rhythmic beat and balanced combo of clean vocals with vocals layered with multiple effects. Rapping and singing, along with complex instrumentation, captivates the listener on another notable song called “Ru$h.”
The new music on the upcoming album, “Hippie” represents an evolution from who he was and he has taken his craft to a whole new level. “It’s definitely more intimate me. Giving my story out but in a fun way that people can relate to, instead of it being super depressing,” he shared. For a slightly more Rock and Roll vibe, BlakBoi used strings on the song “It’s a Trip” which tells the story of how everything in his life has been like a trip. A skilled narrator, he also tells the story of a criminal villain type girl who uses people to get what she needs in the alt-pop track, “Harley Quinn.”
Growing up, BlakBoi listened to a mix of worldwide chart topping music that brought people together. His father got him into Jazz and he grooved to the local sounds of Kwaito (Hip Hop in the native vernacular), Rock and Roll, R&B and Hip Hop. With his eclectic music tastes and sound engineering skills, BlakBoi is creating a sound with international appeal. Listeners at home tend to wait until local music is hyped up before they recognize it. BlackBoi said “I’m doing an alternative version of Hip Hop mixed with Pop and Rock and Roll which is different. A lot of people really don’t understand that here.” With avid listeners in Japan, Europe and the States, Blakboi’s appeal is indisputable.
Besides making music, BlakBoi has been forming liaisons and getting people to work together for the past two years. He has the drive and power to influence others and get the work done in his deeply divided city, which he believes is starting to come together. He also formed the Swag Note Music Group (SNMG) along with a friend. This collective of fifteen photographers, graphic designers, rappers, poets, singers, producers come together to work on their individual brands and support one another.
During his career, the artist has gone through a few name changes including “Clue” and “Even Steven.” Since 2017, he has worked on multiple projects to perfect the sound for the BlakBoi Ya$i persona. BlakBoi plans to release the new album, “Hippie” by the end of this year or in early January, and he has a vision for music videos planned for the project. This dedicated artist is truly poised for music stardom on the world stage.
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Houston rapper REME turning up the heat with new single, “Boom”
HOUSTON, TX – No matter what you do in life, there will always be folks who don’t take you seriously. REME is dishing up a soundtrack for everyone who’s not getting the respect they deserve with his new single, “Boom.” Tired of people not believing in what he is doing, and how he’s doing it, REME sought to take the heat to another level with this heavy hitting track. With its very aggressive and speedy style, “Boom” is meant to make a statement about how serious REME is about his craft.
While his previous single “Move” was more of a dark remnant, the new single has an uptown, space-the-chase vibe. REME’s lyricism is characterized by a rapid delivery of metaphors and a lot of phrasing. REME brought his aggression into the studio to make his point and to put out a hype song to get the fans going. The new single is slated to drop during the third week of November, and will be his first track published on all major digital platforms.
A serious and committed artist, REME writes from personal experience and what he has seen others go through. He also views what’s happening in society in a different light and puts that perspective into his art. His music speaks to those who have suffered from an unhealthy state of mind. “My music is for anybody who has been in that dark place,” REME stated.
While other rappers are content to rhyme about topics that aren’t positive, REME is conscious about directing his energy towards more fun and uplifting themes. He believes that “money, drugs and jewelry don’t make the artist” and works to have a beneficial impact. “If you’re gonna do all this, you have to give back or show a way where others can make their way. That’s what I plan to do.”
Born and raised in Houston, REME grew up listening to a diverse range of artists, including Outkast, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, Gucci Mane, Missy Elliott and Kanye West. He has always been around people involved in music and others trying to get the experience. Being exposed to music for so much of his life lead REME to pursue his own music career.
An immensely popular local performer, REME is currently putting together a new set of local shows in and around the city of Houston. He is always open to explore new places to play. Venues and fans should hit him up at REMEMUSIC@gmail.com.
The new single follows on the success of REME’s “DREMELAND” album, which has over 30 thousand streams on SoundCloud. “Boom” launches a new project which is in the works, and another single is set to follow. Before that, look out for a snippet from the new music video for “Boom,” dropping everywhere on social media before the single’s release.
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