Chicago Artist Sinatris Flexes His Lyrical Ability On New Single “Lord Willin'”w/Multi-Platinum Producer Ny Bangers
Its rare in today’s climate that you can get lyricism, dope content, and catchy music, all from the same artist. For Sinatris, this happens effortlessly as he consistently delivers hard hitting punchlines, precise delivery, and sonically appealing records; all with a certain realness that captivates listeners.
Sinatris is no newcomer to this music business. During his career Sinatris has done more than 1500 performances, he’s made several imprints in Chicago, around the Midwest, and throughout the nation. Sinatris has toured the country with Atlantic Records and Jack N’ For Beats, becoming a brand ambassador for Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, he also appeared on West Coast Customs tv show.
Lyrics: Man y’all do this for a hobby, I’m really on fire, Richard Pryor, you think you on fire, Ricky Bobby, want me at your show either book me or you lost me, b’cause I don’t know how to kick it I’m Cody Par-key, I’m bag chasin’ but do it with integrity, so I’m last placin’ and I been madd patient not 100 haters couldn’t stop how I’m comin because for the blue faces I’ll whack 100….
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.
All hail the new Kween of R&B fusion whose new singles and upcoming EP are making waves all across the U.S.
ATLANTA, GA – Music lovers across the world need to hail the new queen of Reggae and Pop. The royal one, AKA Kween Kalanii, is a hot new artist from Atlanta whose fusion of sounds and styles is all the buzz across the Southern U.S. And her new EP that’s set to drop on Valentine’s Day 2020 will propel her into superstardom across the entire country.
Two of her singles from that upcoming EP are already available to stream across all platforms. The first is a Reggae/Pop fusion called “Rasta Love” that incorporates elements of R&B. She calls it an “upbeat, feel-good song” that uses the setting of a beach vacation to examine the fun times a couple can have when they’re in love. Kween grew up listening to island music which influenced her taste in Reggae. She’s born in Dayton, Ohio, raised in Cincinnati and now resides in Atlanta which is her home!
The other single that’s making waves is “Done Her Wrong” which is more of an R&B-forward vibe that tells the tale of her struggles to make it in the industry while also raising three young children as a single mother.
“It’s a song that tells my testimony of coming out of an abusive relationship and telling my truth so that it will motivate and empower other women not to stay in that situation,” Kween said. “It’s basically me saying — “Look at me now. You shouldn’t have done me wrong.”
Kween said the vibes she brings through her music are original and authentic, without much auto-tune or trap or “vixen,” as she calls it.
“I’m also BBW,” she said, “and I’m creating a whole new wave. It’s music with a Southern tone but with a late 90s or early 2000s vibe. It’s an original Southern R&B and Soul and a hint of Hip Hop and Trap. I have a rough edge, that’s what I say I’m not a vixen. I’m dressed up but I have sneakers. Even though my teeth are nice, I still rock the 10-piece gold. But at the end of the day, I want my music to be known for female empowerment. I want my story to be one that encourages other women to embrace their flaws and turn everything that has hurt them into the reason why they’re great. This music is just me telling my truth and a lot of other women’s truths in a more raw way. It’s me being honest because I feel like honesty is something a lot of people in the industry today try to cover up. I’m telling other women to move on to the next thing and make better versions of them.”
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Party vibes take center stage with club banger ‘Red Room’ from South Florida natives Jiggz & Damis
MIAMI, FL – Three South Florida friends with an ear for great music and a talent for connecting with people have joined forces to create a genre-defining new sound. Artists Jiggz and Damis together with producer Ray Ali have dropped a new single called “Red Room” that is quickly becoming one of the most talked about club bangers throughout the South. Its upbeat vibe and party-time theme is connected with fans from all walks of life and is poised to be the kind of viral sensation that spreads like wildfire around the globe.
The trio of performers first came together about three years ago when a mutual friend introduced Jiggz and Damis to Ali. The two rappers had been working together on music off-and-on, and when they stepped into Ali’s studio it was like lightning struck.
“That first day we started making music and everything just clicked,” Ali said. “We’ve been making music ever since and we’re working on our third project together. The sound just keeps evolving and it’s cool to see this fusion of melodies and high lyricism come together. It’s a whole different vibe that people haven’t heard before. Our beats are current but we’re also bringing out a whole different vibe. We are confident in our sound. If it gets heard by the masses, it will blow.”
At an early age, Jiggz and Damis knew they were destined for greatness with music. Jiggz performed frequently for large crowds, and Damis discovered early on an ability to bring words to life through his expansive vocabulary. When they linked up with Ali and immediately fused their talents together, magic happened. After that first day of work in the studio, the trio started talking about what they wanted to represent with their music and the legacy they wanted to leave on the world. The idea of high-quality diamonds was brought up as a metaphor for the type of music they wanted to create shortly after the idea of Diamond Global came about. Not just an independent label, Diamond Global will also encompass multiple other entertainment endeavors – from short films and videos to clothing lines and production for other artists.
“It’s our way of encouraging everybody out there to be the best version of themselves,” Damis said. “Not everybody is a perfect diamond, but everybody is a diamond and is a perfect version of themselves. And that’s what we want to show with our music – that people can be themselves. We want to motivate people to do better and to strive to be the best they can be. The whole reason we linked up together is because we saw that all of us have talent and we all want to strive to be better every day and push each other.”
In addition to “Red Room,” the trio has also been riding waves of success off their EP “DMND Vol. 1” as well as their debut single “Regardless.” With the release of “Red Room” and a music video that’s about to drop for that song, the group knows they’re about to become nationally recognized artists. They’re already hard at work on a follow-up EP with the intention of creating a “collection of what our sound is” over the course of multiple projects.
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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.”
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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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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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Diverse musician Shaq_Gwapo on fast-track to be a household name thanks to new singles
BRONX, NY – When life gets rough and you’re searching for something to take the pain away, Shaq_Gwapo has the kind of music that’s the perfect antidote.
Hailing from The Bronx in New York, this up-and-coming artist who blends Jamaican Patwa with smooth R&B and hard-hitting lyrics is soon to become a household name across the U.S. With hits like “Pain,” “Need a Whole Load” and “Hotboy On Da Block,” this rapper from the trenches of Tremont Avenue is coming with a sound and style that demands attention.
“Pain” is the most recent single he’s released, and it’s the perfect example of the unique blend of sounds and styles that he brings to his music. The lyrics pull from his experiences on the streets, making his way through the struggle and earning an extra buck any way he can.
“Ever since I was a teenager and even in middle school, I always had money because I always found a way to get some money,” he said. “Whether that was selling candy or selling CDs downtown in Times Square, I was always doing whatever I could to get the gwap – that’s the lingo in the Bronx for getting money. But everybody in my neighborhood knows me as Shaq, so I just put those two things together to make my stage name. And ‘Pain’ tells the story of coming up through that struggle. If you listen to it, you’ll hear me talking about the shootings that seem to happen out here every week, and how innocent kids are getting killed because of all the violence. Two of my friends were killed by gunshot violence in 2010 when we were only teenagers. A guy came into a building and started shooting and my two friends got killed. And it seems like everything has boiled up even more since then. There’s just so much violence going on, and I felt like I had to make this song straight from the heart so that people could hear the pain we go through every day.”
Shaq_Gwapo said he pulls inspiration from some of the biggest names in the game including Drake, Usher, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Migos, Max B, and Juelz Santana. While going through the hardships of his childhood, he often connected with those artists and eventually realized that he too, could deal with the anger and emotions of his life through music.
“I’ve been through a lot and I just put everything into sequence and just let the flow and my mind ride the beat,” he said. “I’ve been grinding for a long time in the streets, and now it’s time to show the world what I’m made of.”
Shaq said “Pain” is just one example of the kind of music he wants to create. His diversity as a musician has wide ranges – from strip club songs, to R&B tracks, to harder-hitting Reggae. And throughout every song he creates, he builds stories of truth derived from his own life or from things he’s seen around him. Sometimes those things will be depressing, he admits, while other times he’ll create music that will help listeners have a good time and just move for a bit.
“I want my music to be known for being a potion or an antidote,” he said. “What I’m going to speak about or have already spoken about is everyday situations we go through. You can survive and strive out there. I’m really trying to show the community and the youth that you can have that faith. It’s all about faith. You can’t let anybody put you down. There are a lot of critics out there and you just have to push through – just be yourself and be driven and stay connected. Never give up. Keep striving. Have faith. And like my dad always said: live life one day at a time.”
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Urban pop sensation El-Jay releases new single “My Bae Remix”
LOS ANGELES, CA – West coast artist, El-Jay has undeniable appeal. His song, “My Bae Remix” has been burning up on Soundcloud. Since earlier this year, the song has been streamed over 16 million times. The feel good, uptempo “My Bae Remix” featuring Shorty Mack is uplifting, urban pop with a catchy beat and memorable lyrics.
Produced by Trequik, the single was recorded in Los Angeles and tested at a number of venues in LA County, where audiences went crazy for it. Originally testing with a lower quality recording, El-Jay and his team recorded the track in a new studio, and had the song remixed and mastered hence, the title of the song – “My Bae Remix” – which will be available on all digital platforms within the week.
Shortly after the song’s rebirth, El-Jay had the opportunity to perform at a number of festivals, including a Long Beach engagement in front of over five thousand people, and “My Bae” started to take off from there. Part of El-Jay’s success comes from his ability to connect with individuals by showing them love and compassion, whether he is performing at a big festival or an intimate venue. “When they feel that love, they know it’s genuine, and that’s the best feeling in the world,” El-Jay said.
The recently released music video for “My Bae Remix” was filmed like a movie in Los Angeles.. Director Christopher Jackson teamed up with Cinematographer Konrad Sedochenkoff to visually deliver the song’s message in a trendy, exhilarating style. “It was to show that appeal and that love for that other person,” El-Jay said. “If I have that connection with you – you’re my bae! No matter what anybody else says or does. That’s not going to affect our vibe or where we’re at.”
Growing up in the music industry, El-Jay has been grooving in music studios since he was six years old. As the son of double platinum singer, Rome (“I Belong to You”), El-Jay saw his father finishing albums on very tight schedules. His father’s work ethic impacted El-Jay, and he was also heavily influenced by Michael Jackson. From the age of 3, El-Jay watched and imitated Jackson’s signature moves.
El-Jay stepped away from the music scene for awhile, wanting to get involved when he was ready. After pursuing his interest in sports, El-Jay turned to acting and modeling. He appeared in a runway modeling show with The Model Experience, and was booked as a main character in the viral music video, “Swang” by Rae Sremmurd. El-Jay has also appeared in major TV shows, commercials, movies and other music videos.
El-Jay is also CEO of his own record label, Starz Music Group which will be releasing all of his music and videos. “My Bae Remix” is the first single from El-Jay’s upcoming “Intentions” album. Before the album’s release in mid 2020, El-Jay will be dropping a few more singles including “Waste No Time” and “Special.” The latter song appears on the soundtrack of the Josh Webber production, “Never Heard,” a movie which also features El-Jay in an acting role.
Getting ready to launch a college tour within the next two months, this winner of the 2018 Hollywood Music Media Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop is really excited about the future. El-Jay has truly found his voice and signature sound. He was waiting for the right time to return to his roots in the music industry … and clearly, that time is now.
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Richie Carter shares real pain of loss with new single “I’m Sad”
ROCKFORD, IL – Richie Carter’s haunting single, “I’m Sad” is from the six-track EP of the first songs written after Richie’s mother passed away unexpectedly. After inheriting money, Richie blew a lot of it. Making some bad decisions, he found himself getting into trouble for the same things that upset his mother before she passed away.
Richie released two EPs at the same time, like an A-Side / B-Side release in the style of an R&B album. A combination of R&B and Rap, each six song collection has its own theme. The “Too Much Whiskey” EP contains “I’m Sad” which Richie describes as sounding like Lil Peep meets Mac Miller. A “self-loathing song,” it is relevant for today’s audience because it’s openly sad and demonstrates the ability to understand and accept what makes a person sad, instead of trying to run or hide from the feeling.
The opening track of “I’m Sad” serves as the first stepping stone of the sorrow and harsh reality that money can’t replace a life, progressing towards the last track, “Too Much Whiskey.” While recording the last track, Richie had to stop recording several times because of his emotional state. The artist is very honest, trying to do everything through his music. The creation process is therapeutic and helps him to see his situation from a different perspective.
The “Sappy Hour” EP was born out of a long distance relationship which began after his mother passed away and has since resulted in his engagement! The six songs on this EP were written for the woman who is now his fiancée.
Both EPs were illustrated by Xclusive Illustration. They were recorded in a little basement studio in Rockford, IL that Richie has been using for over a decade. He has recorded in big studios in Los Angeles and Chicago, but Richie will tell you that Rockford’s engineer, Neal Howard, is one of the best. When he was 17 years old, Richie found Neal and has been working with him ever since. J Caspersen is the producer for the entire project.
A rambunctious and curious person, Richie cultivates his curiosity and tries to engage in anything that he is curious about. He feels this has much to do with the bold and open quality of his music which makes it more relatable.
Richie wants everyone to know that it pays to be patient and to keep trying. “A lot of people get the perception that they need to be at a certain place at a certain time,” says Richie, who used to write a school newspaper piece called “Direction Over Destination.” “Don’t worry so much about where you end up at. Just try to go in the right direction of what you really want to do and you’ll find something in that path. Just follow your heart and do what you want to do. Don’t expect to be exactly what you want to be. But you’re gonna find something you enjoy doing if you just go down the path that you enjoy walking.”
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Tattedupbroc Disses 50 Cent & Drake On Live Radio On Freestyle With DJ Wallah
Tattedupbroc stopped by “Non Fiction Radio” with DJ Wallah on New Jersey #1 FM radio station. He went to discuss his current records “Bang-Bang“, “Better Than A Wraith“, “TMZ“, “Kill Shit Pt 3“, get people up to speed on his latest endevours and to drop some bars live on the air! During the freestyle Tattedupbroc throws a few jabs at 50 Cent, and Drake watch the video to hear what he said!!
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Elodie Rêverie Releases the Ultimate Daydream Soundtrack with “Reverie”
LOS ANGELES, CA– It’s crazy to think that sometimes you stumble upon your true passion when you’re pursuing something completely different. This is the case for Elodie Rêverie, an LA based singer that you need to know about. Her musical journey has been a long time coming but has been placed at the forefront in terms of public awareness since January. The singer always had a vision of sharing her self-expression through words, which has completely evolved in its own art form over the years. After discovering her knack for production and making her own beats, all bets suddenly became “off” and she hasn’t looked back since.
You may be wondering what exactly goes into her songwriting, as most artists look inward for thought. Elodie enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction. She’s a self proclaimed “writing maniac” with crazy talent might we add.
“I was always more liberal arts minded. I wasn’t very into poetry, which is kind of ironic now that I’m a singer and songwriter. I stumbled into singing while doing independent study on documentary filmmaking which was just initially a ploy to improve my overall grade. I had no idea what was waiting for me on the other side, and that it would change my life for the better,” said the artist. As she navigates the world of being an independent artist, she’s completely happy with her progression along the way. In fact, she recently started a female singers club at Soho House in Los Angeles, which is completely amazing all around. As much as she puts into her own career, she wants to do the same for others.
Elodie recently discovered a studio in LA that she completely fell in love with and from that, she’s generated so much material. Specifically, we’re referring to “Reverie”, which means “daydream” in French. “It’s my favorite song to play on the piano. It’s simple and I’m very proud of it. I never intended to make an instrumental but it just poured out of me. I don’t think everything I produce needs to be an opportunity to showcase my vocal and lyrical abilities—sometimes the expression takes on its own form,” said Elodie. Sounds completely beautiful, right?
Next up, Elodie always has a major plan in the works. As we said earlier, she represents strength and provides inspiration for other female artists who are trying to figure out their footing in the industry. Everything Elodie does is so eloquently thought out- from the lyrics to the self-made beats to the way in how she creatively tells a story. Elodie is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
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Kindred spirits explore fresh sounds while jamming on cruise ship; share discovery with the world through new album ‘Green Tea R&B’
AUSTIN, TX & LONDON, ENGLAND – Sometimes the path to creative expression is an unexpected one. Sometimes the spark of inspiration strikes like a flash of lightning. Such was the case for Bobby Noble and Chris Richardson.
Noble is a Singer-Songwriter from Texas who started in music at a young age when theater became an outlet that helped him focus, eventually studying jazz voice and acoustic guitar. Richardson is a British Pianist from a musical family surrounded by brass bands and classical music, later developing a love of Jazz and R&B. Eventually the two met while serving a seven-month contract on a cruise ship, and the encounter was one that spurred a collaboration that would continue for many years and eventually lead to their new album “Green Tea R&B.”
“I had a friend from jazz school who was doing cruise ships and suggested that I check it out,” Noble said. “I auditioned and got in. The contracts are long, four to ten months at a time, and sometimes one band will leave and a new band will come in. That’s when I met Chris. I went into the lounge to see the new group, and when I turned a corner I heard someone just ripping up the keys. It was Chris – this gentle giant, super tall. I’ve since learned that he can be pretty quiet a lot of the time. He just speaks so vividly through the music. His fingers were flying down some phrases at the speed of light, then he’d suddenly slow down and accentuate all the right beats to color the groove. I was really blown away. Right then I knew I wanted to do a project with this guy.”
“Bobby was one of the first people I met when joining the ship.” Richardson recounted. “He has this friendly energy where you just feel comfortable hanging around. I also felt it the first time we jammed together…we started making music before even picking a song. I played a chord and Bobby started free styling and making up vocal lines. It was a really beautiful moment where I felt a chemistry in the way we improvised together. Even when we did pick songs we could play them differently each time.”
The two played and it was during one of those voyages when Noble had a dream that would spark their collaboration on the album.
“As I drifted off one night, my mind concocted a fantasy about hanging with the new band and suddenly being struck by this yummy, groovy music in the background,” Noble said. “It was unlike anything I had ever heard…I turned to one of the cats and said, ‘What is this?’ He said, ‘It’s this new genre called ‘Green Tea R&B.’ When I woke up, I immediately ran over to Chris’ cabin and said, ‘We’re doing an album.’ That was how it started and in the years since, we’ve worked on it back and forth over distance – me on ships and him in London.”
Richardson said that the vibe of “Green Tea R&B” is also inspired by their mutual admiration for Robert Glasper – specifically Glasper’s attitude of putting colorful chords and textures in modern songs. They both described it as a pop R&B album, but with richer harmonies and a hint of jazz influence.
“It has accessible melodies and stuff like that,” Noble said. “It blends more complicated musical concepts. For me, it’s a combination of everything I ever wanted to do in an album which could be very fun and standard pop stuff, but also elements I learned at jazz school that aren’t as common now. It’s truly the sound of me and Chris coming together. With him behind the keyboard and the production, every track was endowed with harmonies and colors I always wanted but struggled to express alone. As we’ve worked together and added bit by bit, it became ‘Green Tea R&B’. It started with that dream and became very real as we laid down the tracks.”
Noble said that throughout the process, a lot of the album was improvised with ideas going back and forth between the two of them. Toward the end when Noble was recording vocal takes, he said he would start with a preconceived melody, then do something more improvised and see what would come out of it. Those explorations led to the discovery of new vines with quite a few being included in the final album.
“This music is transportation to a deep down part of yourself that can be very profound – the feeling when you’re all alone in the morning drinking green tea and having sultry music on,” Noble said. “The places your brain shows you in that moment is very daydream like. We want it to be yummy and solid and fun, but also to have an extra musical sense of being something that has no boundaries. Something touching… When you listen to an Erykah Badu album, it’s rad and goes a lot of different places, but it’s also very grounded. She has lyrics and melodies that strike out and center you. That’s what this album aspires to do. When you listen to it, you are hopefully carried away to a new place – a fantasy or reverie, perhaps.”
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Stream The Slappin New Single From Bandup SMG Titled “Buzz” Featuring Ty Money
Bandup SMG sent over a fire new single titled “Buzz” featuring Ty Money and Blasian Beats on production. Bandup SMG is a Chicago artists on the rise. He’s known for his catchy hooks, crazy adlibs, diverse tracks, and bringing real life experiences to the track.
His life is no act, he prides himself on staying #100, and expressing true stories through his lyrics. Bandup SMG has a versatile style, he can spit on any type of beat from BoomBap rap to Afrobeat and keep the people tuned in. He can rock a top40 crowd just as well as rocking out for his trap fans, its his creativity plus flow which attract s the people and makes him a great choice for diverse crowds.
Bandup is ready for the industry, the real question to ask is the industry ready for Bandup SMG? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. We will stay tuned in to watch the show make sure you do too!
You can follow @BandupSMG on Instagram, Follow @BandupSMG on Twitter. Stream and download Bandup SMG’s new single Buzz here.