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Gearing up for his 2nd studio release, Midwest artist Young Deuces release his first track “Hold it Down” featuring Boston emcee Michael Christmas & Burgie Streetz. The Chris Wheeler produced track comes in with a classic, smooth Hip-Hop vibe as the 3 champion the strong Black Women of the world.
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Stazthehokage reaches new heights with his EP “Vounó”
QUEENS, NY – Stazthehokage (STAZ-THE-HO-KA-GAE) knew he wanted something cool and creative to name his latest project. He decided on “VOUNÓ”–a Greek word for “Mountain”–as the title of his new EP. Staz says that just like in the mountains, where you can hear the echoes of your voice bounce, his music on this EP uses an echo effect to surround his audiences with vocals and help them zone into what he’s singing and rapping about.
Staz’s new EP blends experimental Hip Hop and Pop music, and features his soulful voice, expert flow and sharp rhyming style. The EP includes 9 tracks inspired by his life and experiences with love and heartbreak. When he is unable to talk to anyone about feelings, Staz says, he pours them into a song and shares it knowing that people will be able to relate to what he’s saying.
For example, the song “Make It” is about people who tear you down and tell you that you’re not going to make it no matter what you do–even though you know differently. He also has a message in his music about the current state of hip hop. Songs like “Rap Culture Is Dead” and “Twilight Zone” say that hip hop has changed but not in a way that shows more artistic creativity.
Stazthehokage is a mixed genre artist. He grew up listening to the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, John Legend and other classics. Listening to different kinds of artists gives him ideas that he puts into his own music. “There’s a lot of music out there that can inspire you to do way more than what you think that you can do,” Staz said. He didn’t start listening to Hip Hop until later, when The Black Eyed Peas came along. Stazthehokage’s music has evolved and matured since then, when he was doing dubstep beats and rhymes and rapping with friends.
When asked about his unusual name, Staz says it comes from the Japanese manga series, Naruto. A “Hokage” is the leader of a village who must be pure and kind hearted,. The Hokage will do whatever it takes to protect those around him. Staz chooses these qualities for himself as he takes care of his friends and juggles his music career with college, church, and family.
After graduating from high school, Staz started performing to fully engaged audiences at clubs, including Blackthorn 51 in Queens. He loves making music and plans to release his next single soon called “FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN.”
Staz says his next collection–which he already has named “Mayhem”–will unfold the stories told on VOUNÓ and maintain the space and the echoes that VOUNÓ provided. Although it will have a few light-hearted tracks, it will also show a more aggressive side of Staz and be new ground. “Mayhem will have an electric feeling to each track, “says Staz. “It’s going to be good.”
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Kiga to Finally Release “Wock$tar” as a Summer Anthem
HACKENSACK, NJ – Taking the underground hip hop/rap scene by storm is the musical menace who is known simply as Kiga, and his journey to success hasn’t always been easy. He reflects back to when he was younger, as he always loved music as a form of self-expression. His passion for writing meaningful lyrics has only grown over the years- believe it or not he has a background in poetry. When he realized he could take his lyrics inside the studio and completely transform them artistically, all bets were officially off.
When it comes to his overall aesthetic as an artist, his flows are incredibly versatile. In the beginning, he started out writing music for his own personal entertainment, but people would continually gravitate to him and his sound. “People heard my music and would tell me how dope it was. My first project I ever put out brought in over 35,000 streams on its first debut. I’ve just used that as motivation to keep it going up from here,” said Kiga. Simply put, you’ll have to see, or hear, what we’re talking about for yourself. Kiga doesn’t define himself by any musical genre- he expresses himself freely, which makes his entire artistry stand out from the rest.
Kiga doesn’t set rules for himself. In fact, he believes to his core that there’s no right or wrong way when it comes to music. “I have a rule that all of my songs need to sound different from one another. I just make music that feels and sounds good to me. I can’t put it into a genre,” said the artist. With all that being said, he has formed a strategy when it comes to releasing music. In everything he does, he makes sure he’s always putting his best foot forward, especially when it involves his music releases.
Fans will be excited to learn that he’s finally releasing a song he’s been teasing for a while, his new single, “Wock$tar”. This banger is sure to be on rotation all summer and have everyone going wild. “This is the type of song you turn all the way up when it comes on. I have people stop me all the time asking me when I’m going to finally release the track, and I just feel now it’s time. This song is going to have people turning up all summer. The WOCK$TAR vibes are too strong, resistance is futile” said Kiga.
That sounds like a plan to us. Plainly said, Kiga wants everyone to “prepare for the takeover because Jersey is up next”. And in true Kiga fashion, he closes out with his trademark: Kigaworrrdd.
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Yung HD follows success of first album
with killer follow-up ‘Bars From Mars Too’
ATLANTA, GA – Jeffrey Childress was almost literally born into music. Some of his very first memories are of times spent in his father’s recording studio. Joe Da Boss had his own record label and would often bring his son to the studio with him. At age 9, Childress was able to lay some snares down on a beat for one of his father’s artists, and he even got a production credit for it. Over the years, he ate, slept and breathed music, and a nickname quickly emerged for him throughout the neighborhood: Yung Hood.
As he grew older and developed his own unique sound and style, that name evolved into Yung HD – a name that not only nods to his past and the extensive training he’s had in the music industry but also draws attention to the clarity and excellence of his voice. It’s like high definition.
Today, Yung HD is riding a wave of success off recent releases, and he’s set to take his brand to the next level with his new album “Bars From Mars Too.” It’s a continuation of his first album “Bars From Mars” with songs and vibes that take his sound to the next level. Since dropping the album on May 3, he has already seen more than 200,000 streams. It’s worth mentioning that before releasing “Bars From Mars Too” Yung HD signed to White Velvet Records.
“It’s a project that’s all about my life and the things I was going through at the time I created the first album and how I’ve overcome all of that,” Yung HD said. “It’s a little bit of everything – upbeat tracks and laid-back tracks and just this new wave I’m on. I use auto-tune to make it sound good and you can understand everything I’m saying. I got a message behind what I’m saying. I’m not talking about drugs and money and stuff like that, but the struggles of being an independent artist and making everything work together. If you keep pushing, you’ll have something to show for it.”
Though this is only his second official album, Yung HD has been making music professionally for years. He released his first project “Smoke Music” in his late teens and since then has opened for people like Rick Ross, Curen$y, Rittz, Tuki Carter, Raz Simone, Twisted Insane, Three 6 Mafia, Whitney Peyton, Trinidad James and many more. He has also started his own label, Twist Up Entertainment LLC and co-founded it with Joshua A1 Owens. Under this independent label, Yung HD said he has brought together an elite team of artists, producers, directors, designers, managers and entrepreneurs – each member being a leader and offering something unique and beneficial to the team.
One such collaboration includes Ronnie Reed, who is featured on the song “Wasting Time,” which is the debut single from Yung HD’s new album. Described as a “laid-back track for the females,” the single is about picking up a girl late at night and having a good time. Yung HD said he and Ronnie Reed connected through a music video project some years back and immediately clicked through similar interests in music. In addition to their work together on “Wasting Time,” they’ve also collaborated on two other songs – one on Yung HD’s previous album and one on Ronnie Reed’s album.
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JoeCash is set to drop 11th album ‘Art Money’ on Oct. 4
ALBANY, NY – When you listen to JoeCash’s music, it’s impossible not to feel the raw emotion dripping off his bars. People connect with his music. They feel his struggles and his happiness. They join him on his journey through pain and power. They see the stuff he’s been through or the people he’s interacted with. They feel his stress, his relationship problems, and his good times. And what they feel through his music reflects similar emotions from their own lives in ways that make them keep coming back for more.
It’s this connection with audiences all over the world that has helped JoeCash to have such a long career in music. Since age 12, he’s been writing raps and laying down bars with high success. And on Oct. 4, he’s set to continue that wave of success with the release of his 11th album, “Art Money.”
The eight-track album features themes that explore what it takes to be successful in life and “get that money.” JoeCash said he wanted to explore the joy of buying expensive stuff as a reward to hard work paying off. Since releasing his first album in 2001, he has had multiple tours and shows and has worked hard to achieve the success that he enjoys today. “Art Money” is a celebration of that success, told across a diverse range of vibes that is equal parts laid-back and hard-hitting street lyrics.
“I’m unique, I’m genuine, there’s no fraudulent with me,” JoeCash said. “I stand out from the crowd. I have passion. When they hear that off-the-hill- Joe sound, they’ll know immediately that it’s me. I’ve always been trying to get up and come up, always been on the paper chase. People started calling me JoeCash because of that since I was young, and so I used it as a rap name.”
He said he’s worked hard to develop a truly original sound, and has studied some of the greats over the years to see what they’ve done to attain success. He points to artists like the Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Biggie and Tupac as some of his favorites. He also lived in Hinesvile, Georgia for a time and said he learned a lot from artists such as Pastor Troy and Jeezy.
Today, with “Art Money,” he hopes to bring together all of the things he’s learned from those legends alongside all of the things he’s learned from the past 18 years of making music into one great project that will catapult across the country. It’s a gritty tale of survival in the urban communities that he said is sure to satisfy a wide audience.
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Alfonso Lugo mixes wealth of recording industry talents to deliver fresh new music
LOS ANGELES, CA – Alfonso Lugo is rarely outside of a recording studio. As an established singer, guitarist, composer, jingle writer, voiceover talent and music producer, Alfonso has the full skill set to bring topnotch audio projects to his audience. His single “Loca,” scheduled for launch on August 29, marks a new beginning born from experience and collaboration. After extensive research in Mexico and Los Angeles, Alfonso and his team carefully crafted a real gem. With its catchy, captivating beat, and sing-along refrain, “Loca” is guaranteed to be a massive hit.
Alfonso joined forces with a pair of successful songwriters from Malaysia and renowned co-producer Mario Marchetti (Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Nick Carter, Demi Lovato) to bring out “Loca” after warming up his listeners with several singles and YouTube videos. A pop piece with Latin foundations and a Mediterranean vibe, “Loca” transports you to a sunny beach where you’re sipping cocktails and dancing to the music.
While the lyrics of most Spanish urban music tend to be disrespectful towards women, Alfonso takes a fresh approach. He intentionally places women on a pedestal, treating them as goddesses. “Yes, I talk about sexuality and sensuality, and everything involved there, but in a very respectful way,” said Alfonso. “I want to raise the level of how we treat women in songs nowadays.”
A native Spanish speaker, Alfonso is the voice of several big brands in Mexico and the US. In Mexico, he worked with famous Mexican voiceover host Charo Fernández at Televisa Radio and on a weekly transmitted Mexican government cultural program. While working as a voiceover talent, music producer and manager of four recording studios, he was in the studio all the time, connecting with creative and advertising agencies. The development of Alfonso’s music career happened naturally.
He never stopped making music. Between 2003 and 2012, Alfonso gained international recognition with three solo albums (“Homónimo,” “Sol Naciente,” “Sometimes (All I Want is You)”) and one duet with Blue Detox (“Beautiful Soul”).
Three and a half years ago, Alfonso made the move to Los Angeles to launch himself as a professional artist with the goal of touring internationally. In LA, he is surrounded by great producers and writers, and has the opportunity to work with international artists such as the winner of The Voice of Poland, Marta Gałuszewska. Alfonso, along with an artist he produces, collaborated with Marta on songwriting while she was in town.
Alfonso stays busy. He recently collaborated with Mexican actress Regina Blandón on “Gravedad,” a song featured in the movie “Mirreyes contra Godínez.” Following on the success of having his song featured in one of Mexico’s biggest box office movies, Alfonso will release “Loca” near the end of August. Afterwards, he plans to release a string of singles with an EP dropping at the end of this year. As a music producer, he works with a few American artists whose projects will launch in 2020.
Alfonso passionately believes that the world needs love. For the YouTube video of his single, “Bésame” (Kiss Me), he asked fans and colleagues to send footages of them kissing loved ones – including pets! He put the clips together to create a beautiful video showing love which helps to spread his message: “The world needs more kisses and love and hugs!”
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Hot new artist Angelynn arrives on the scene with new EP ‘GiGi’ featuring standout single ‘No Love Lost’
PORTLAND, OR – Like most people, music is an emotional outlet for hip hop and R&B artist Angelynn. When she’s hurting, when she’s happy, when she just wants to be chill and vibe out, no matter the emotion, there’s always a song that she can connect with. It’s what has motivated her throughout most of her life, and it’s what sparked within her a deep desire to create music that would connect emotionally with others and provide a similar outlet.
After many years of hard work and perfecting her craft, Angelynn is ready to release her debut EP. It’s a five-track project called “GiGi” which dropped on June 22. Every song is written and recorded by Angelynn under her independent label Angelynn Entertainment. She said the project is one that almost anyone could listen to and relate with, with vibes for multiple emotions.
“I just want people to relate to my music and to feel good,” she said. “Music makes me feel good, and that’s what I want to give to other people. When they’re hurting and want to smoke and listen to music, they can turn on my song ‘Smoke in my Face’ because it’s relatable and reflects how they feel in the moment. They can just relate to and feel my music and go to it when they need to express how they feel. Sometimes, people don’t know how to put their feelings into words, but I feel like I can do that for them through my music.”
The five songs on the album are “No Love Lost” which was the debut single, “Flow,” “Good Energy,” “Lie After Lie” and “Smoke in My Face.” She currently has two music videos on her YouTube channel for “No Love Lost” and “Flow” and is working on more music videos to follow soon.
“No Love Lost” has been the single getting the most attention to date. It’s about a woman who is getting cheated on by a man. He doesn’t know she knows, and so she cheats back.
“I had to play a character when I wrote it because I would never do that,” Angelynn said. “I would never play the revenge card and cheat on a man if he cheated on me. I’d just leave. If I didn’t love the guy I was with, I would cheat if he cheated on me, but not if I really loved him. So it’s basically a song about revenge. It’s aggressive but chill as well. It feels good to sing – empowering. I wouldn’t want a man to cheat on me or for me to cheat back. But if it happened, I probably didn’t love him in the first place which is why it’s called ‘No Love Lost.’”
“Flow” is another single that’s been getting a lot of attention from the EP. It has more of a jazzy feel with some strong R&B vibes. Angelynn said it’s a song about going with the flow and how she expresses her personality – how she tends to go with the flow in most situations. Lil Reno of LSO Films directed the music video for the song while she did the final edit of the video. She said she loved the experience and is eager to do it again for more of her songs in the future.
She also said she enjoyed working with her sister who served as a producer for some of the music on her EP. She comes from a musical family – her older twin sisters are artists in the Portland area and her Uncle Rudy is a jazz player in Los Angeles. Angelynn said she’s eager to continue the family legacy and put her own name out there as a musician to pay attention to.
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“No Love Lost”
Ride shotgun with passionate emcee Chevy Quis and his new single “Shotgun”
LOS ANGELES, CA – Chevy Quis, in conjunction with Ivree Productions, will hold a rooftop Release Party to launch Chevy’s new single, “Shotgun” atop the Ivree Production building in Hollywood on July 17. “Shotgun” is a west coast style cruising track, described by the artist as a trendy and witty lyric rhyme-scape blended with R&B vocal harmonies and tongue-twisting rap schemes.
The song takes inspiration from Chevy’s two sets of parents, both married for over a decade. His mother and stepmother are women who are fully supportive of their men. Describing his own ideal partner, the song celebrates having that ride or die chick that is just for him. “Riding shotgun by my side” – she is down for him 110% no matter the situation.
Chevy’s music combines a modern day R&B sound with melodic rapping. Showcasing his ability to switch it up, Chevy uses different variations of his rhyming with tempo twists and turns, adding a little sparkle and shine from the R&B side to hip hop beats.
Chevy is one artist of an independent group of artists known as the Famous Gang Entertainment (F.G.E.) Group. They grew up together in Minnesota and worked on several successful projects together. Taking a risk, the twelve artists made the 27 hour drive out to California nearly a year ago. Not all of them are still in California but those who remain are still pushing and making music.
He expresses his creativity by communicating his message in different and unique ways which allow listeners to relate to him as an artist. Chevy is working on the follow up to his 2018 debut album, “Epitome 1” which will feature music written since his arrival in California. He also plans to continue dropping singles and make a music video for “Shotgun.”
The book, “The Law of Attraction” changed Chevy’s way of thinking about how to take control of his life, how he could attract what he wanted, and to live life according to his calling. Chevy wants to encourage others to keep pushing. “Be the creator of the world that you live in. Go hard for what you wanna get in life, and go hard for what you want. Don’t ever let nobody tell you no. If somebody tells you “no”, convince them otherwise.”
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West Coast artist inspires others to ‘Rank Up’ with new music
LOS ANGELES, CA – Regardless of what we go through in life or what we face, no matter the adversities, we can always elevate.
That’s the core concept behind everything that West Coast artist Rank Rated does. His music, his art and his message is all about being better. And the long road he’s been on – from homelessness to successful entertainer – is a testament that with determination and a dream, you can fulfill your destiny.
Two of his most recent singles by upcoming composer PacoTheProducer– “Valid” and “Baggage” – speak directly to that life motto and tap into depths of his talent in ways that bring forward a new wave of sound and style for a generation desperate for something original. With “Valid” which is slated to drop on July 26, Rank Rated rails against the social norm of validation that pops up in multiple places of our lives.
“Everyone is looking for validation today,” he said. “We live in a time where everything has to have validation – whether it’s a credit score or experience in whatever industry you’re in, or even likes on social media. Whatever it is, we’re all seeking some type of validation and more often than not, we’re seeking that from other individuals. I had people who told me I couldn’t do certain things, but here I am. I validated myself and pushed forward based on what I knew I could do.”
Rank also reveals how through social media and mutual friends he has met people like DJ FiveVenoms, director JDfilms, and Quavo. He also stated an affiliation with JGreen (of YNW), whose manager Rank has been in contact with for a while and who he respectfully calls “Unc.” Rank also noted his independence through platform United Masters which features other artists such as Lil Tecca and Choppa on their roster.
With “Baggage,” which was released in June, Rank Rated explores the hard work it takes to attain success. And once you achieve that success, the symbols that come with that, such as the baggage you bring with you as you’re traveling the world, can be an affirmation of that hard work that brought you to this point.
“I’m doing my thing right now, living my life and catching flights,” he said. “That’s what this song is about. It’s about getting to the money, a fun song that really says, ‘I don’t care what anybody else has to say.’”
“At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being inspirational, in a way,” Rank Rated said. “I was able to do it so you can, too. Ranking up is something everyone can and should do, whether that’s getting a promotion at a job or trying to create a better life for yourself. Rank is having status. Rank is everything. So tell your haters to Rank Up.
In addition to his two most recent singles, Rank Rated has also released a new EP called “Far From Regular” which is available on all digital distribution outlets. With catchy lines about baggage and baguettes that slide on the beat, fans will definitely be eager to hear more.
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“Far From Regular” EP
Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer🔥 🔥
Currently pushing two new projects, Playboy Ronnie returns with a slew of hits in the bag. He continues to build on his momentum with the release of two new projects.
It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the Orlando homie Playboy Ronnie. Its always a special event when he sends over new material to review. Last time we ran across each other he sent over “Hard Enough” which now has more than 10K streams and growing on Sound Cloud. This time he sent us not one, but two EP’s, a new single, and an eye catching new video for yet another single.
Both EP’s titled “Say Less” and “Say More” feature 5 tracks each, the main singles are “Guns And Butter” and “Mercy“. Its a dope collection of music, the Orlando native taps in and brings the summertime vibes from Florida.
His fans know that his grind, and versatility is unmatched. Playboy Ronnie peels back the layers to reveal himself, and to better connect with his fans. He does this when many of his peers are lacking substance and quality content in their music. Doing this he is able to capture his listener’s who are streaming his music and tuned into his visuals.
After taking some time to listen to both projects, I hear a distinct difference between the two. Take a few minutes to listen and you be the judge!
Playboy Ronnie is a talented artist who deserves more attention from the people. I believe once his music reaches a mainstream audience his fan base will grow with speed and efficiency, then its take-off time for him. Fly high young home fly high.
For now stream both projects, let us know which one you like the best!
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New singer/songwriter Michelle Pella brings a charming and bubbly spirit of joy to the world
TAMPA, FL – Most people who meet Michelle Pella are left with a feeling of joy and because of her naturally bubbly and outgoing personality. Self-described as a “love bird,” this Midwest native who now resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida puts that joy into her music and it has been leaving a mark all over the country.
Best described as a singer/songwriter, Michelle’s passion for music started at a young age. Not only did she feel drawn to music at school, but she spent a lot of time with her late grandmother, Ardentrice Moore, who helped nurture her voice and love for music and its role in her life from singing in the church choir and various other performances throughout her childhood.
“My mother loves music. My grandmother also loved music; she was a singer and choir director. In particular, my grandmother encouraged me to avoid a mediocre life, do my best and work hard,” Michelle said. They have always wanted me to truly be happy in life and in the career I chose in life. My grandmother was a songwriter, as well, and that always stuck with me. I feel her presence reminding me at times to stay humble, be who I am and never look back, just look forward. She definitely was a huge influence.”
By age 14, Michelle co-wrote and co-directed a high school film. By her late teen years she began writing songs and it’s apparent that she had a different way of writing music unlike anything she was hearing in popular songs. Melodies come to her thoughts and songs just pour out of her sometimes in as little as 15 to 30min. She gradually put together an archive of music that she eventually took with her into the recording studio in her home town of St. Louis. With some success there, she was encouraged to move to the East Coast to establish a corporate career and further pursue music. In the years since, she has worked hard to develop her own unique sound and style, and she’s now poised to show the world a new artist with a voice that demands attention.
“I’m musically versatile and I don’t think there are a lot of people out there who can write songs the way I can,” she said. “I think it’s rare and I hope the music community can see that. I see myself succeeding because I bring something people haven’t seen before. I’m a love bird, and I can speak and talk to anyone. I’m approachable. That’s the kind of music I want to put out there. Anyone can listen to it and it has a good positive vibe and flow about it. Ultimately, I hope my music is the kind of music that can bring people to think about life, appreciate life and make the best out of life. I hope I can give a positive effect to people through my music, regardless of what’s going on in their lives. They can still make it a good day. They can listen to it and make the best of whatever life they’ve created for themselves. I’m a human being just like everyone else, but I am my own person and I hope people who listen to my music will feel the love and joy behind who I am.”
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Geraldine Taylor seeks world record
with 16 languages in just one song
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Geraldine Taylor is on the verge of getting a Guinness World Record.
The singer/songwriter from Birmingham in the United Kingdom has been a musician for many years, and one of her most recent singles – “Imagine” – is a song that is primed to earn her that world record. Why? Because she has 16 different languages featured in it.
The original song was written and sung entirely in English, and received high praises from fans and critics alike. She decided to sing the song in another language just to see how well it would play in a different part of the world. The response she received was phenomenal, and as the project evolved, she began to wonder what it would be like to include multiple languages on one track. The answer is “Imagine: World Remix” which features lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Serbian, Tagalog, Arabic, Indonesian, Zambian, Italian, Croatian, Russian, Bosnian, Urdu, Swahili and Thai.
“The song is about imagining if you could go beyond the shackles and chains and bonds of life that hold us back from our fullest potential,” Taylor said. “That’s a universal message. There are certain illusions in life – people think there are limitations to what they can and can’t achieve. The message is somewhat spiritual but mostly, it’s about enabling the listener to think outside the box and explore different possibilities in life.”
Taylor said the song takes on a laid-back, mid-tempo vibe that is perfect for someone to relax to – whether out on the beach or in the garden at home. The single is also a showcase for Taylor’s amazing poetry – something she’s been naturally gifted with since she was very young.
“My poetry connects to my life experiences and the experiences of things I see around me,” she said. “That’s not always pre-planned, either. I might be doing house work and have some lyrics pop into my head and I’ll sit down and have something written down five minutes later. Or I might be watching a film and be inspired to write a poem because of that story. Ultimately, I want my work to be known for uniting different groups of people because there is so much division in the world today. Think beyond the limitations you’ve conjured up for yourself and feel more connected through my music. I hope I can inspire positive change across the world.”
Taylor said “Imagine” is one of the many singles she currently has available, some of which are slated to release later this summer. She has also recently released an album called “Shining Starlight” which is available on all digital distribution sites.
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Colin blends hip hop and electronic rock
in new homage to electronic music
DENVER, CO – Freedom is a word that Mike Colin finds himself using quite a bit. The artist from Denver, Colorado has been making music for more than 30 years, and a common theme over the years has been the free-flowing, organic nature of creativity. He also feels extremely blessed to live in a country that allows him to pursue his passion for music so freely and to create whatever he wants to.
All of those ideas and more are captured on his new hit single, “Electro Americana,” which is a mash-up of rock, hip hop and electronic influences. It’s a song that fully embraces all that’s good and awesome about electronic music, while also pushing forward a message that encourages others to be free in whatever endeavors they choose to pursue.
“I think about how free I am to do this and how wonderful that is, and I’m not sure everyone knows how free they are to do what they want to,” Colin said. “Maybe I want my music to represent that. There’s such an attitude sometimes that something shouldn’t exist unless it’s popular, and I just don’t believe that. It doesn’t hold up. If my music represents anything, I guess it’s freedom and my imagination which are one and the same – and the attempt to inspire other people to embrace that freedom and take advantage of the opportunities they have before them.”
Colin has been taking advantage of that freedom and pursuing music as a career for more than 30 years when he first started performing in middle school. He’s been in rock bands, hip hop groups and even spent time in the 1990s as an acoustic performer during a time when music took a hard swing away from electronic sounds. He nods to the influences of classic rock legends like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimmy Hendrix, all of whom were regular staples in his household growing up. But it wasn’t until high school, when he picked up the guitar and started really learning about music, that his passion for that artistic expression really took off. Since that time, he has created an archive of music that spans decades and offers the world an eclectic menu of organic sounds and styles.
With “Electro Americana,” Colin said he’s attempting to create something that’s “just fun” without having too much of an agenda. When he sat down and started creating the song, he had no intentions of making a statement to the world. However, out of the free-flowing creative process, he discovered that the song came to represent the genre of electronic music in ways that he hopes champions the sound to a wider audience.
“I’ve framed it for people to look at electronic music a bit differently,” he said. “I make music in every which way you can imagine. This is a good time for electronic music and it’s a genre that shouldn’t be looked down upon. I was in an acoustic band in the 1990s when people were abandoning the whole idea of electronics, and I got it at the time. But there’s nothing wrong with electronics and there’s nothing wrong with acoustic. I’ve made both and they’re both great and it’s all good. And with this song, I just want to celebrate something that’s fun and organic and free.”
Colin’s “Electro Americana” is currently available across all digital distribution sites. A free anthology of his music – consisting of more than 150 MP3s for people to download – is also available.
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Stream the brand new project from Nas “The Lost Tapes 2”
Its finally here, the long awaited album from Nas! The Lost Tapes II is the fifth compilation album by American rapper Nas, released on July 19, 2019 by Mass Appeal Records and Def Jam Records.
Lost Tapes 2 is the sequel to 2002’s The Lost Tapes, the second installment of Nas’s unreleased archive. Nas includes a dope line up of features and producer’s for this album. Look out for colabs with Al Jarreau, David Ranier, J. Myers, Swizz Beatz, and Keyon Harrold. Nas enlisted some of the industry’s TOP production teams led by No I.D., Pete Rock, Hit-Boy, Kanye West, and Pharrell to craft the perfect sound for the “perfect” Nas Album.
This album features unreleased tracks from Nas’ last four studio albums: Hip Hop Is Dead (2006), Untitled (2008), Life Is Good (2012) and Nasir (2018). Drop a comment let us know what you think!!
The talk on the street was all about the upcoming project from Nas after the people began talking after his NYC listening party earlier this week. Word is that Nas is talking about continuing with a third and fourth volume of the series in the future.
New Jersey Rapper ‘TattedUpBroc’ Aka ‘Broccoli’ Links With ‘Afficial’ for New Video “Kill S*** Pt. 3”
Tattedupbroc is an exceptionally talented songwriter and performer who has what is takes to make waves in this industry. He is heavy on the grind building his buzz and expanding his fanbase. He understands its more to it than making awesome music, he knows how to move and make righteous connections in the business.
Tattedupbroc does his solo thing, but he’s also a member of the rap group “Kitchen Boyz”, the group consists of him and Haitian descent friend “Afficial”. After many hours in the studio together the rap duo has reached the people with the release of their latest project “Kill Sh*t Part 3”.
The song is a remake of “Kill S*** parts 1 & 2” performed by Chicago’s own G-Herbo and Lil Bibby. The original song is so well known Tattedupbroc knew if him & Afficial put their flava to the song it would take it to new heights, its been making noise with the Djs, the blogs, and the people are tuning it! Make sure you support and SHARE SHARE SHARE this with everyone!
Watch the full video below on YouTube. Make sure you drop a comment or hit the like if you are rockin wit the music! Social media info and links are at the bottom, get in tune!
Michael Wavves Pushes The Boundaries Of Hip-Hop Music Forward
With His Latest Single ‘On Me’ Ft Kevin Flum
Hailing from Lancaster, PA, Michael Wavves has been steadily growing his fanbase through grassroots touring and constant releases. After dropping his debut EP ‘Nights on Vine,’ which peaked at #54 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts, Wavves hit the road on his ‘Nights on Vine Tour.’ His energetic performances packed rooms throughout northeastern United States, with a notable sold-out show in Philadelphia. As Michael Wavves gears up for his next EP release, ‘Purple Heart,’ he has been flooding the internet with high-quality singles. ‘On Me’ with Kevin Flum being the next of those releases.
Wavves and Flum previously connected on the notable single ‘Day One,’ which was a part of Flum’s charting EP ‘The Wake Up.’ ‘On Me’ is a record that mixes club tempo and Hip-Hop edge, with Wavves crooning a high-pitched bouncy hook and Flum adding a swagger-filled first verse. The two go bar for bar as they detail the woman they want to spend a check on. This track is the anthem for that night out with your crew as you search for your one-night-only companion.
Add ‘On Me’ by Michael Wavves and Kevin Flum to your Spotify playlist and stream it on all digital music outlets now!
Lil Durk dropped a new single on us titled ‘No Label’. Stream No Label on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and all streaming outlets! Follow @LilDurk on social media
Texas artist “No Image” hits the scene with his latest single “Cadence”
I see that we have some hot new talent out of Texas. No Image could very well be on his way to putting Austin, Texas on the map. The name “No Image” represents exactly what it is No Image, no brand, just pure music and soul. He doesn’t have one particular style per se, he fuses a multitude of sounds together and delivers multi-genre creations.
Its dope how he integrates a particular style/sound in his music while keeping it versatile and each its own. If you listen to “Running” it sounds totally different from “Take me to Paradise” but both tracks have a signature sound which can be found in most of his songs. You may notice some similarities with “Fan Now” and “Cadence“, but each song has its own sound, and creates its own vibe. On top of having witty lyrics, No Image creates deep, meaningful stories and has well crafted music you might want to give this guy a chance!
When we spoke with No Image about this track he said “I tried to find a new sound that would captivate any listener. I believe I have done that with CADENCE. It is a very wavy yet dark song. It puts you in the mind of the artist and takes you on a journey to explore creative talent while being in your own body.”
If he keeps bringing the heat like this he could very well be next to make it! With more than 270,000 streams on Spotify “Cadence” is already reaching the people!
The hook goes: “Ima have y’all baaannngin to my Caandeeeence, Ima go crazy til I make iiiiittt!” 4x
“Ima have Y’all bangin, I swear ima make it, Im jus on the waitlist take it postdated cash it when Im famous” 1x
It’s no wonder why so many people are tuned in, besides the mega catchy hook “Cadence” has the sound everyone wants to hear. Don’t listen to me tho press play and listen to the song for yourself and you be the judge. Dj’s hit me up if you want to put this in rotation or you can catch up with him below!
It’s time to turn of the up the temperature, and that’s exactly what Chicago-based hip-hop artist D1 does with his new single “T.U.T.T.”
The high-energy hype song that’s sweeping through Midwest clubs is the perfect vibe for having fun and jamming out at a party, or even just by yourself in the living room. It’s very upbeat with a catchy hook and a sound that perfectly represents this up-and-coming young artist from one of the country’s best music cities.
“I wanted to have fun with it,” D1 said of the single. “A lot of my music is serious, and when I first finished making this beat I thought I didn’t have a purpose for it. I thought I’d just put it out as a beat and someone else could use it. But the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. I started putting some stuff together for it just to see if I could call it a song. But then I thought of the hook out of nowhere, and I liked it so much that I decided to run with it. After I got the hook, the song pretty much wrote itself. I, of course, wanted to make sure it sounded good as well as being well-made. But then I just had fun with it. And the response from my fans is that it’s different, but in a good way. I’m pretty sure no one has ever heard this sound before – it sounds different, but it’s fun.”
D1 is the kind of artist who embraces that reputation of being different. It’s the foundation for his stage name, in fact. Originally D1 was meant to represent the fact that he’s in his own division – like a Division 1 college athlete. And certainly he said it still reflects that his music is in a class of its own. But he hopes that it has grown larger than that. He wants his music to really shake up the way people think of their lives.
“I want my music to be known for people who aren’t afraid of being out of the box,” he said. “I want it to be fun and funny – like I want you to laugh – but I also want you to relate to it and understand the message behind it. I want it to help you heal, or to be inspired or motivated, but through all of it, to have fun. I’m a funny person and my personality is way extroverted. I can be very charismatic and goofy and I like to make people laugh, and the point of my music to make people want to have fun and enjoy life.”
Part of that attitude has come from a life that hasn’t always been fun. Growing up, D1 didn’t have a lot of friends. He was bullied in school and wasn’t always treated well by his family at home. He started writing poetry at a young age as a way to get his pent up emotions out. When he went to a summer camp and took a music class one year, that poetry turned into song- writing – the rest is history.
“I have had some struggles, but that ultimately has made me a more humble and grounded person,” he said. “My craft has evolved along with my personal growth. I have been dealing with adversity for a long time now, but that hasn’t stopped me from having faith in my music and my career. And through it all I’ve come out fun and extroverted. And my music will always show you that I do not know when to give up.”
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Playboy Ronnie drop’s a new visual for his new single Hard Enough
Let’s get right to it! I got crazy hot single for you from an artist who is bangin out sum crazy hot music. His name is Playboy Ronnie, he is from Orlando, Florida and his music is infectious!
Right now my top 3 songs from Playboy Ronnie are Hard Enough, Break Yo Back, and Up. No bs, no fluff bro got sum heat watch him make some noise in the upcoming seasons. Remember that Dj Smoke cosigned him first!, If you are rocking with those songs which I’m sure you will be, then check out the full project titled S A Y L E S S.
He released a spicy, new visual from his “S A Y L E S S” project directed by Ghost. Stream it below on YouTube, we hope you enjoy!
Playboy Ronnie is currently making his rounds around the states passing out fliers, putting up posters, meeting, and networking and connecting with the people in a variety of markets. Unfortunately, we missed him while he was passing through Chicago we hope to meet this future star before his career takes flight!
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Instagram: @IamPlayboyRonnie | Twitter: @IamPlayboyRonnie | Youtube: @PlayboyRonnie