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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“Hold It Down”
“Back and Forth”
Snake-like whispering voice draws attention
to new East Coast artist Lil Laddin
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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