Damian Redd Caught in a Fantasy Official Music Video from Upcoming Album 'Birth By Sleep: Genesis of Damian Redd'

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Damian Redd Music

Artist, Damian Redd released an Official Music Video for his single “Caught in a Fantasy”. The track is a sultry production with salacious rhymes and lusty ambiance. Check out the video to “Caught in a Fantasy below.

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Damian’s album ‘Birth By Sleep: Genesis of Damian Redd’ is now available for pre-order and on sale in all digital music stores on February 23, 2018. Learn more about Damian Redd by following the links below.

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Artist Mike Maro Releases The Weekend Remix A Personal Perspective on a Relatable Experience

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Mike Maro

UK-based hip-hop artist and rapper Mike Maro just released a remix to “The Weekend”, chart-topping smash single from singer and songwriter SZA. The track was the third single released from her debut album ‘Ctrl’ in 2017. The song was wildly popular and even received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best R&B Performance. There is little wonder why Mike Maro decided to select this particular song to remix a la hip-hop, but fans will discover that there is a little more to the story.

It is important to note that “The Weekend” remix is not a debut project for Mike Maro. In fact, the rapper has released previous renditions of popular songs and freestyles via his YouTube channel over the last year. Thus far, each of the artist’s releases have received ample play and countless nods from fans far and wide.

“The Weekend” Remix is set alongside a sultry composition of instrumental layers that are bear a close resemblance to the vibes of neo-soul. The artist, with laid-back energy, spits a flurry of hip-hop bars speaking directly to a female muse. Mike Maro, who has gained recognition for his previous renditions, asserts himself as a legitimate rapper with some seriously dope skills.

While the mood of the remix is subdue, the lyrics are anything but. While Mike does not travel down the same path that SZA does in terms of theme, he does put his own spin on the track and creates his own visuals through his performance. While SZA is speaking to another female about essentially sharing a man on the weekends, Mike discusses a personal relationship with his own partner. The rapper uses a series of salacious metaphors to explain what he plans to do with his lady love.

The artist tells us that, “‘The Weekend’ remix of SZA’s original touches on my personal relationship and how me and my girl almost always broke up on the weekends, but instead made up and resolved it all before things got worse”. We can respect an artist that decides to bare himself to the world. He goes on the say, “I made the song reflect my own life as opposed to the original which was more flirty”. Drawing on an intimate will certainly impact with fans who will find the overall theme of the remix to be very relatable. Check out the video below.

Watch Mike Maro “The Weekend” Rmx Now Streaming on YouTube

Mike Maro was born and raised in Nigeria but relocated to the UK at the age of 17 in order to undertake a Law degree at the University of Essex. Upon graduation, Mike decided to pursue his dream of being a rapper, something he has desired to achieve since he was a child. The artist is recognized for producing catchy remixes from popular artists.

Though fans have come to love his renditions from notable acts, he has plans to release his own self-produced material with dates to be determined. For now, Mike Maro the law student turned hip-hop artist is working to expand his reach and connect with a broader audience.

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Mateo Ahki Selena-An Infectious Hip-Hop Track Underground Vibes Meet Mainstream Smash

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Jersey City music artist Mateo Ahki recently released “Selena” a new hip-hop fusion with dark beats and salacious lyrics. The track is highly-infectious as it catches the attention with bang up hook and imaginative bars. Mateo Ahki is a bright artist with a unique flair for the original. Selena which has evolved into a household name and pop-culture staple continues to re-emerge in different forms whether it is to pay homage to the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez or the Disney star turned pop sensation Selena Gomez, the name has its own inherent power to evoke a myriad of emotions for music fans.

Judging by his latest release, Mateo Ahki is a formidable emcee who has crafted a signature style that is signed, sealed and delivered specifically for the masses. While “Selena” has a dusty underground vibe, the song is righteously addictive and has mainstream smash hit qualities. The track which is entertaining offers a slight party feel with a distinct street edge. Though Mateo hails from New Jersey, fans who dig the sounds of Southern rap, will enjoy listening to “Selena” which advances at a slower, laid-back tempo.

Mateo spits his bars across the track in a deep tone. The artist maintains a balanced performance in terms of the tone of his voice however, he does show off his personality when he nails some accents at the end of every hook. Mateo has an ear-pleasing rap cadence that conveys the lyrical content of the song effectively. His voice in combination with the instrumentals are expressed in a steady manner, creating a seamless hybridization of sound factors for listeners.

Throughout the track, Mateo demonstrates his skill as a lyricist. During “Selena” he drops some famous names in pop culture outside of Selena such as Venus and Serena, Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman, Gina, and Aaliyah just to name a few. His metaphors are relevant and his topic of discussion is lighthearted. Fans from across several generational spreads will recognize these references and quickly find the irony in Mateo’s mentions which is affirmatively dope.

In addition to the track release itself, Mateo dropped a music video for “Selena” which is currently streaming on YouTube. The video was released on February 7th and has already locked down over 4,000 views in just a few short days.

The music video for “Selena” is nothing short of pro status. Set against several different backdrops inspired by the city lights and night liffe, “Selena” progresses with Mateo Ahki transitioning through different frames spitting flows solo and among his camp. Visuals of female actress who we presume is symbolic for Selena are woven in between the video’s frames throughout the display. Check out the video for “Selena” below.

Watch Mateo Ahki “Selena”


About “Selena”, Mateo says the song, “takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster as they experience many different creative sides”

The artist is clearly a stunning creative that will shake things up on the music scene. Judging by the time that went into producing his video, Mateo is on another level while the rise to the top gets even more fierce and competitive for independent artists who are now making music on their own terms. With a style that is difficult to match and a sound that is all his own, Mateo Ahki will be a strong force to reckon with. We can’t wait to see what’s next on the menu for this young creative who is seriously serving up some solid rap skills.

Mateo Ahki is hoping to “bring a new sound to the game” as he states. His music is a blend of hip-hop, R&B, alternative music and many other popular styles. Mateo creates what he describes to be “musical masterpieces” while showcasing his wide range as an artist. These elements can be experienced on his most recent track “Selena”. Look for Mateo Ahki’s EP release, coming soon. In the meantime, follow the links below to learn more about the artist and his music.

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King Solomon Illuminate the Dark Speaks Volumes A Personal Journey through Faith

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Recording artist King Solomon recently released his album ‘Illuminate the Dark’. The album depicts a very personal and emotional journey of one man who is led to faith through his experiences. According to King Solomon’s Official Website, ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is an honest look into faith and spirituality from the approach of a prodigal outsider coming back in.” (www.kingsolomonmusic.com). Through a combination of performances which include a fusion of sounds, King Solomon sheds a reflective light on the turmoil that many may face when coming to know the Lord.

The album opens up with the title track “Illuminate the Dark” (ft. Jay Singh). The production is scored by a downtempo beat, pensive melodies and a series of poetic rap bars. King Solomon delivers a powerful story while exuding intense emotion. His lyrical performance on this song is inspiring, uplifting and his words resonate with listeners. Artist Jay Singh lends R&B vocals on “Illuminate the Dark” which are a great complement to the performance.

King Solomon sends out a moving messages for fans. He challenges listeners to consider what it means to be shown the light and path. “Illuminate the Dark” is a track that not only offers fans a captivating beat, but it also delivers compelling lyrical content. King Solomon has an infectious cadence that is raw and feely. Each bar will leave an indelible mark on the psyche.

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King Solomon kicks the story up a notch on “Altar Call”, a track which is certain to leave chills behind. “Altar Call” opens with a sequence of beautiful piano chords and slowly building synths which do not overshadow King Solomon’s voice. He performs with a combination of spoken word, rap lyrics and sung verses. The song opens up with a humble prayer that is offered up to the Father.

Throughout “Altar Call” fans are given a look into the conflicted world that is associated with turning from faith or choosing to walk by faith. King Solomon seems to cry out over this track, washing it with tears of a very personal confession. After an encounter with the Savior, he shares from different perspectives what a life of doubt holds. King Solomon teaches fans that even though living by faith is not easy, it is worth it to be welcomed into the arms of the Father. By the end of the song, King Solomon sets aside all things worldly and returns to faith.

King Solomon introduces another collaboration on “Yahweh” (feat. Truthz & Moyege). The title of the song references the Hebrew term for God. “Yahweh” through soulful melodies, uplifting vocals and another set inward rap bars delivered courtesy of King Solomon. King Solomon shares with fans a series of questions that arise after reading through the bible. The questions delve into themes about purpose, where God exists, and if God is able to hear the calls of his followers. As King Solomon croons, “I’m facing a terrible crisis of faith”, listeners are encouraged to dig deeper into the meaning of the term “Yahweh”.

The questions that King Solomon offers up are highly-relevant and likely lingering in the minds of followers whether they are convicted or still sitting on the fence. King Solomon challenges the stereotypes of religion and interpretations that are often taught to instill a fear of God vs. fearing Him with reverence.

“Yahweh” is a beautiful production that handles some pertinent themes. Through it’s infectious performance, the track makes it feel easy to explore and ask questions to gain further clarity on what it means to call on the name of the Lord. King Solomon is not afraid to engage in discussions that need to be had, conversations that will advance humans forward into greater insights.

The next cut on the album is “Be a Man”, an upbeat track with an equally as energetic beat. The synth-driven production continues to navigate through the world of confusion of living between two worlds. Using a series of furiously laid bars, King Solomon attempts to reveal answers to the questions of why. Why encompasses the stereotypes and generalizations linked to the idea of what it means to be a man.

One thing that is fascinating on not only “Be a Man” but the entire album thus far, is how King Solomon ventures into a places that are likely in heart of individuals of all walks of life. On the track, he lists one by one the expectations of the of the world. Fans will experiences the frustrations of simply trying to exist in a world where people are telling you what you should and shouldn’t be in one way or another. “Be a Man” is a song that will resonate with anyone who encounters it as it provides an authentic view into the struggle of just living out each day.

“Focus” emerges on the album behind “Be a Man”. The track delivers soulful melodies with jazz-infused instrumentals. King Solomon continues chronicling worldly nuances that have led to the decline and various imbalances on a society level. The artist makes it known that he is here to evoke change if not have a direct hand in it. Where there is no hope, King Solomon is here to change that.

While there may be times when believers have a narrow focus, King Solomon finds through his song that party of the journey is to give attention to issues that are affecting the world beyond the bible. He says abruptly, “I am chasing kingdom glory, that doesn’t mean that I can’t be focused”. This is a valid point to consider when thinking about one’s personal journey and its impact beyond self.  

The next song on the album is “Lullaby” (feat. Anjee). “Lullaby” is a distinctly melodic track with subtly orchestrated instrumentals. The title of this song is ironic as it conveys a childlike ambiance however the content delivered on the song is far more mature in terms of coming to a greater level of understanding.

“Lullaby” is the type of song that provides comfort and reassurance that “it will be alright” as Anjee sings. Every once in awhile, even those individuals who walk by the word need to be reminded that they are free to experience human emotion. Often times we are led to believe that a life based on faith means a separation from all worldly concepts, including love, but with this piece we are reminded that this is not the case. King also sheds some light on the type of artist he will be moving forward, not limiting himself to what is stereotypically expected of a ‘gospel’ rapper.

King Solomon invokes the name of the Lord on “Oluwa Provide”. “Oluwa” references a Yoruba term that is also used for “God”. On the track, which consists of tropical melodies and a warm beat, King Solomon asks “Oluwa” to light his path. King Solomon shares that he is a little apprehensive about taking the journey and isn’t quite sure what to expect.

Sometimes the road to redemption feels lonely however, knowing you can count on the Lord to guide you along your journey brings comfort. The artist shows audiences that it is okay to ask for help along the journey. The Almighty is there to illuminate the road ahead but the believer must continue to walk. Before the end of the song, King Solomon finds resolve and confidence in the Lord’s ability to be a light along the path.

The textured tropical vibes continue on “Everybody Cries” (feat. ërin Hebrews). “Everybody Cries” is a lighthearted production with gentle melodies and a captivating dance beat. The lyrical content on the track is inspirational, telling audiences that it’s okay to cry if you want to. Fans will find this song to be ironic as King Solomon makes references to familiar elements in a world where we are taught to hold our emotions inside.

Through, “Everybody Cries” opens up a whole new world of enlightenment while challenging the status quo of societies and cultures far and wide. King Solomon is not afraid to go there and makes it very much known that everybody cries, figuratively and literally. The song is a powerful showcase of King Solomon’s innate ability to be original.

Ironically, “Sinking” (feat. ërin Hebrews) expresses the challenges of walking a different path than the majority and what becomes of it. “Sinking” is a song that expresses feelings of abandonment and vulnerability. King Solomon’s performance along with ërin Hebrews is fraught with angst and frustration which are conveyed through the artists’ voices but still, within the song is a measure of hope.

Fans will also relate to this song especially if they are struggling with faith in a realm where it may not always be considered a popular choice. You can literally feel that you are being pulled in different directions and desperate for relief. “Sinking” is a song that will make you feel uncomfortable but hopeful.  

The realization that faith can be exhausting is expressed on “Tired (Small Voice) [feat. Moyege]. By this song on the album, King Solomon has shared with listeners an epic battle against the norm while fighting hard to uphold the power of the blood. You can imagine what it is like to traverse over a shaky terrain where you are just one of a few, a minority an individual who has turned in a different direction from the crowd.

Consider, the excursion that sometimes meets resistance, often leaves you in a desolate space and sometimes brings danger but still in your heart, you must continue to persevere. You continue pushing through because you know that on the other end of the journey is something far more glorious than words can describe. The aforementioned is the experience that King Solomon shares on “Tired”. For anyone who feels like giving up and turning away from the path, King Solomon offers more powerful words of encouragement.  

The weary mood on “Tired” finds rejuvenation on the track “Rise (feat. Anjee)”. “Rise” is another stirring track which metaphorically lifts believers up after peril. One can expect that walking by faith is no easy trek. A faithful follower can anticipate being beaten and bruised mentally and sometimes physically but even if you are at lowest as King Solomon and Anjee tell us, “you can rise”. “Rise” is an intoxicating track provides encouragement, cheering believers on like that little voice inside that tells you to keep pushing.

As ‘Illuminate the Dark” starts to wind down the track, “Hallowed Be Thy Name” (feat. Bethia Morris & Joshua Kilonda) takes on an optimistic tone. King Solomon is not afraid to let it be known that there was a time when his faith did fall by the wayside, however as part of the experience he was able to rediscover joy and enlightenment.  The experience of rolling away darkness and bringing in the light is a very personal story, one that will inspire hope and redemption, something that souls may be in desperate need of.

“Hallowed Be Thy Name” is a very musical production that is scored by festive pianos, progressive percussion and electric guitars and synths. The song delivers a strong feeling of resolve while performing as an inspirational piece. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” casts a gorgeous light upon the name of God and all that believers are able to bear witness to.

‘Illuminate the Dark’ concludes with the acoustic stylings of “A Love Song”. At this point on the album, fans meet with a brand new King Solomon who summarizes the adventures involved in coming to eventually know Christ and everlasting love. While King Solomon is sure to mention that there aren’t enough words to express exactly how deep his love runs, he gets his point across.

“A Love Song” conveys as the end of one journey and the start of another which will lead to the ultimate destination. King Solomon places his heart on this track in which listeners will again be able to feel the emotions poured into every lyric and measure played. King Solomon speaks to fans from a very reflective point of view and the message can easily be digested over the easy tone of the performance.

‘Illuminate the Dark’, a powerful album by King Solomon could not have been released at a better time. When humanity as a whole has seemingly reached new and unsettling crossroads, it is comforting to know that there are artists using their platforms to make a difference. Whether it is to lead people to faith or to offer stories of hope, music is a powerful tool and the voices behind the music even stronger.

King Solomon has presented fans with a rare, adventurous and sometimes tumultuous journey into the arms of the Father. His performance on ‘Illuminate the Dark’ offers a striking amount of authenticity as fans will be able to connect with the emotion in his voice on every single album track. From playful melodies to soulful musings, the album delivers a myriad of vibrations that are moving and spirit-filled.

King Solomon’s lyrical content on ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is raw and full of truth. He showcases a reflective body of work that speaks to a number of themes relating to religion and what it means to walk by faith. Fans are confronted with the cliche “good, bad and the ugly” parts of the journey which may mean something different for every listener. Still, King Solomon engages in relevant conversations over intense rhythms and emotional overtures. He exemplifies courage in the face of adversity and celebrates individuality while acknowledging the role one faithful individual in a global community.  

‘Illuminate the Dark’ is drawn from a fascinating perspective. The album engages listeners while also entertaining them with modern-sounding music. King Solomon is a lyrical force who exudes confidence on the revealing project. King Solomon communicates feeling through his cadences at times allowing listeners into a very intimate spaces. ‘Illuminate the Dark’ is intricate by design but the messages are anything but. While there are not enough words to truly describe the power of this album, but we will leave you with the thought that fans can expect the entire project to be life changing.

King Solomon Illuminate the Dark

King Solomon is a hip-hop artist and musician who inspires people through music. While his sound as an artist has been likened to performers such as Chance the Rapper, Tauren Wells, Lecrae, NF and Travis Greene, he has a style that is all his own. The UK-based artist delivers a fusion of hip-hop music blended with emotive melodies and warm harmonies.

In a recent interview with Twist Online, King Solomon shares that he started playing music at the age of 11 and released his first single at age 15 titled “Hands Up” but that he only recently has forayed into music as a career. The artist who is just 20 years old released ‘Illuminate the Dark’ which is his debut album as an indie artist.

King Solomon doesn’t just make any music, he makes music with a message. He seeks to inspire people, encouraging them to reach greater heights. The young artist who is currently a student has received a positive response to the album’s release though it is an independent project. ‘Illuminate the Dark’ which the artist shares, “follows the journey of a wayward Christian attempting to make his way home, and rekindle his relationship with God” is currently available on all of the popular streaming music sites. Learn more about King Solomon by following the links below.

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Shawn Michael Party2Nite Delivers An Infectious Club Fusion & Party Anthem Reinventing Hip-hop

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Shawn_Michael_Party2NiteSinger, Songwriter and Rap artist  Shawn Michael just released “Party2Nite” the latest single from his album ‘The Resurrection’. “Party2Nite” is a trendy club track with infectious synths and danceable beats. Shawn Michael introduces fans to a modern sound which fuses together hip-hop and R&B elements into a highly-addictive listening experience. The conventions of “Party2Nite” are patterned to perfection and the song is formulated to resonate with a contemporary audience.

Shawn Michael, who has had a long history with music, dance and the hip-hop genre in particular, channels recognizable elements from the earliest days of rap to it’s present hybridization of various genres and sub-genres. Despite the song’s famously familiar elements, “Party2Nite” does offer a fresh sound that is original, standing out against anything that is currently in rotation.

The track also speaks to the wide influence that electronic music is having on genres such as hip-hop. There are some very noticeable electronic layers interwoven within the track. “Party2Nite” brings out some playful melodies alongside a lightly grooving bass line. Shawn Michael gives fans a moderate throwback on his catchy hook, once again touching base with mature audiences who still dig into the sounds of rap music.

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“Party2Nite” is a fun, party song that speaks to a wide audience, bridging generational gaps. The track which conveys more like an anthem iis uplifting, energetic and easy to enjoy. Music fans who enjoyed the sounds of Cash Money circa ‘99 and 2000s will definitely gravitate towards the vibes Shawn Michaels delivers on his latest release. If you are looking for a feel good track that gets the party into gear, “Party2Nite” will not disappoint.

 

Listen to a sample from Shawn Michael Party2Nite


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Shawn Michael

Hailing originally from Greenwood, SC, Shawn Michael got started with music at the young age of 8 years ol. He started performing in school showcases and by the time he was 12 years old entered a talent show in middle school. Shawn was known for entertaining audiences with dance as be popped and locked. After junior high school he garnered the title of Most Talented performer. In the years to follow, Shawn refined his skills and put together a rap group along with a friend. The rap duo was known as Abdul & Double D. He continued to perform under the moniker of Double D when he later joined an all-female dance crew, performing at talent showcases.

shawn_michael_Party2NiteShawn Michael had the opportunity to open up shows for well-known artists such as the late Heavy D, Full Force and Salt-N-Pepa. After a lengthy hiatus from recording and performing, Shawn took to the studio to record a gospel album under the name MSD. Investment issues paused the project and Shawn then went on to become a single father to his daughter. While on a break, he observed the evolution of hip-hop and decided to resume his work. Following a complete branding overhaul, the rap artist and actor is ready to do what some think is not possible. According to Shawn Michael, “It’s now his time and he wants it all”. Learn more about artist Shawn Michael by following the links below.

 

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Haute Rod Rod EP ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy Cautionary Tales from The Streets

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Baltimore artist Haute Rod released his EP titled ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ towards the end of 2017. The project consists of 11 distinct tracks which embody the ethos of Haute Rod who is recognized for his raw lyrical content. The latest single from ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ is “Rod”, a soul-driven track with a personal approach, infectious cadence and vivid metaphors.

“Rod” encompasses all of the elements of a street banger while exuding the essence of a thick underground groove. Suave rhythms accentuate this track in which Haute Rod introduces descriptive storytelling and candid snapshots of his life through lyrics. “Rod” is the quintessential answer to haters far and wide as Haute Rod lyrically slays naysayers as he says “this is the last time I visit here”. The artist gives an unapologetic performance that is 100% original and decidedly uncut.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ was released in October 2017, but we will get you up to speed with an overview of some of our favorite tracks on the release.

If you haven’t heard “Black Bar” ft. Sheila D., it’s time to wake up from your slumber, as this is not a track to sleep on. Haute Rod delivers another captivating performance with catchy bars and raw energy. “Black Bar” Is complemented by rap vocals courtesy of Sheila D. This is a rugged track with an assured message.

Haute Rod joins forces with songstress Rose Breyae on “Let You Know” an atypical hip-hop/R&B fusion that ventures away from the pop-flavor that listeners have grown so familiar with. “Let You Know” takes it back and is reminiscent to the pioneering sounds and daring music collaborations of the late 90s.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ is heavy on street narratives while dealing with topics that are often viewed as taboo to people who may be locked in their own gilded reality. Haute Rod  presents a series of visuals through his body of work which will undoubtedly resound with hushed voices of many an individual. “Fallen Soldier” ft. Greenspan” is just one example of how Haute Rod conveys such messages.

The nostalgic elixir known as ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ continues it’s coalescence of the not so distant past and the discordant present with “No Dayz Off”, a sonically distorted production with deep bass grooves and haunting melodies. Haute Rod uses drugs as a metaphor to deliver a powerful message.

Taking the competitive nature of the beast to the next level, “Elevate” ft. Legeion revisits some of the content heard on “Black Bar” while countering the societal constructs of blackness with real depictions, peeling back layers of black excellence with each subsequent bar.

The lyrical savagery on the EP continues with “FTW” in which Haute Rod makes the actual universe his bitch. Haute Rod goes there on “FTW” landing a direct hit on the music industry and various facets of society, leaving only remnants behind in what could only be considered a natural calamity.

Haute Rod hits the proverbial wall on ‘Strapped Mentally”; this is a track that many people can relate to. This production is a powerful track with a solid message. Unrefined and filled with fury, the production speaks to a myriad of frustrations that push individuals close to the edge while still offering a glimpse of hope. It is evident that Haute Rod is ready to battle some serious demons but he has mustered enough within to reach out to potentially stricken fans.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ starts to wrap up with “The Past” featuring Kyle Henley, a synth-focused production with catching instrumentals and a memorable hook. “The Past” is a sincere track that is incredibly relatable and forthcoming. Guys and girls will love this optimistic take on broken hearts.

The ultimate finish to the momentous occasion in which Haute Rod has gifted fans with is “Walking Through The Fire”,  another toss back to eons past. “Walking Through The Fire” delivers succinct lyrical content and subtle dark grooves. The track is an emotional one that is both provocative and inspiring.  Once again, Haute Rod deals with issues that many people may not want to grapple since the truth sometimes hurts but he does so with ease.

The very first track on the EP is “Condo Dreams” ft. Phllftyboiiurg, an underground hip-hop track with a poetic delivery and retro melodies. Haute Rod delivers gritty lyrics which are woven with a throwback R&B-style hook. Check out the music video for “Condo Dreams” ft. Phllftyboiiurg on YouTube.

 

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Jerrod Williams who goes by the moniker Haute Rod (pronounced “hotrod”) is a Baltimore native with a knack for the original. He grew up in the infamous Lafayette projects and like many faced the cruel reality of poverty. Although Haute Rod enjoyed sports as a kid, he soon found the streets where he became embedded within the underbelly of Baltimore. Becoming a young father just out of high school only fueled his desire to make paper. As a result, Haute Rod existed in world where the greatest escape was through music.

Haute Rod places his life into music, including the good, bad, ugly, and most painful experiences. He is known for delivering honest music, writing with conviction and sharing not only stories of motivation but cautionary tales developed to deter others from a similar fate. If you enjoy the sounds of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco and Logic you will love the sounds of Haute Rod. Learn more about Haute Rod by following the links below.

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Artdayn, the “Singing Uber Driver” Inspiring Performer Releases Debut Single “The Fall”

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Artdayn-The Fall

Daynel Artiles who goes by the moniker Artdayn is gaining notoriety for an unexpected path to stardom. After joining the the military, leaving and later heading off to school, Daynel picked up a job working as an Uber driver. While working he discovered a way to do something he loves while touching lives, singing while driving. As a result, Daynel has been affectionately named the “Singing Uber Driver”. Daynel has been featured on FollowDee, The Miami Hurricane, The Ringer, and a documentary by Marwan Al Enezi titled ‘Singing Uber Driver’ which can be viewed on YouTube.

Artdayn recently released a song titled “The Fall” which is currently available on all digital streaming services. On the popular streaming music site Soundcloud, “The Fall” has garnered over 6,500 plays. The track is a unique, synth-driven production with a moderate tempo and noticeable electronic and metal elements. Artdayn gives a stellar vocal performance on the track which also happens to have a very distinct indie vibe.

“The Fall” expresses powerful lyrics and a catchy chorus that is memorable and worth a nod. Artdayn proves himself to be a multifaceted artist with a strong knack for blending various genres into a solid performance. In addition to the overall warm feel of “The Fall”, Artdayn demonstrates a vast vocal range which can be experienced throughout the various sequences on the track. Artdayn’s style on the single has been likened to artists such as The Weeknd, another household name among music-loving millennials. If you love synthpop, pop, freestyle and electronic music and R&B, you will enjoy the sounds of Artdayn.

Listen to Artdayn Perform “The Fall” on Soundcloud

Last year Daynel was featured on Miami’s channel 7 news in a segment called ‘Road to Fame’ where the artist discussed his background. Watch the video below to hear Daynel’s remarkable story.

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24-year old Artdayn is known as the “Singing Uber Driver”. The upcoming singer and rapper has been writing, composing and making music for a year and a half. Artdayn covers the music spectrum performing genres such as Pop, Rock, R&B and Rap to name a few. Learn more about rising artist Artdayn by following the links below.

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Auroch Lithuanian Eastwood (Prod. by Gatemanspy) Lithuanian Artist Breaks Boundaries

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Auroch Music Review

Auroch Music Review

Auroch, a musician and hip-hop artist hailing from Lithuania just released his latest project titled “Lithuanian Eastwood” which includes a music video, now streaming for fans on YouTube. The track will provide an unfiltered look at the world through the eyes of a young artist who is looking to reach a global audience with a bold message. “Lithuanian Eastwood” is not your average hip-hop track, if there is any such thing. In fact, Auroch has taken his own unique approach to the genre and created an entirely new branch of an ever-evolving tree of sound.

The artist who has been experimenting with music since he was a teenager has fused together hip-hop and country styles and created what he calls “hick-hop”.  Considering where in the world Auroch is and keeping in mind the connectedness of the universe as a whole, his venture is unprecedented.

“Lithuanian Eastwood” will appeal to both hip-hop and country music fans though it has been tried before for better and sometimes worse ex. Florida Georgia Line x Nelly and Brad Paisley x LL Cool J. For what it is worth, Auroch does not deliver the same cookie-cutter style, that is pop-heavy and fit for the mainstream. Instead, he serves up an underground sound that is distinctly acoustic and finished off with barefaced bars. While other collaborations have failed to receive critical acclaim outside of a few spins on a pop station, Auroch did not have to rely on another act to introduce his fusion of sound, he manages to cross-over as a single voice. Moreover, “Lithuanian Eastwood” has a very telling message that is relatable to a wide audience.

Auroch, on his latest release gets to the point quickly. While the song contains the familiar nuances of hip-hop, the track lends itself to a rare point of view. The song is catchy, slightly dark, and robust with striking metaphors which are intertwined within the frequent brazen lyrics, not uncommon for a hip-hop production.

While the visual imagery presented in the music video appear to be somewhat controversial, Auroch who is not afraid to push boundaries states, “ I just want to push the limits by destroying something that separates us and sometimes makes us each others enemies”.

The beat is friendly to the ear, scored by a distinct country vibe. “Lithuanian Eastwood” is worth a listen as it will not fall short in terms of entertainment and engaging lyrical content. If you are looking for straightforward bars that eliminate fluff and address legitimate issues, “Lithuanian Eastwood” will deliver. Check out the Official Music Video below…

Watch Auroch Perform Lithuanian Eastwood on YouTube.

 

 

Based in a small town in Lithuania, Auroch is a distinct artist whose words are relatable on a global scale. His messages are crafted to reach individuals regardless of where they are from and it is immediately evident to listeners where Auroch is coming from as far as his style and message are concerned.

Though “Lithuanian Eastwood” is the first “hick-hop” track released by Auroch, he is no stranger to music. Having been inspired as a teenager by popular artists such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem, he spent his formative years defining his own unique style. Auroch is not only a rapper, but also a musician who plays the guitar. He is known for performing acoustic hip-hop  and has a style that is unique unto himself, one that cannot be replicated by any other artist. Of his latest release the artist says, “Country is true American thing, hip-hop was created by the black community and I’m Caucasian Lithuanian, bringing it all together. I’m trying to make music that would be acceptable to both country and hip-hop fans, sometimes pushing the limits”.

“Lithuanian Eastwood” is just the first in a series of tracks that Auroch plans to release which will also consist of country/rap blends. He plans to release an entire mixtape in 2018. Learn more about Auroch Music by following the links below.

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Vegas-Based Rap Duo Jun & Carter Release “No One Like Us” Sin City We Are Listening

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Jun and Carter

Jun and Carter

Vegas-based rap and producer duo Jun & Carter might be only 16 and 17 years old but they are ahead of their time and taking their music as serious as any rap veteran. Casting Sin City in a different light, Jun & Carter recently released their celebratory track “No One Like Us”. The track release comes right on the heels of the duo’s birthdays which are in May (the 1st and 16th respectively). Despite the number of aspiring rappers dropping music on any given day, there is little deviation that can be found in the production styles, lyrical content, and overall delivery of hip-hop music in general. While this may simply be a byproduct of the mainstream popularization of the genre, there are always some artists out in the music space looking to differentiate themselves from all of the rest. Sometimes they are well-received and often, if they stray too far from the familiar sounds that are hot at the moment, they are not. We suspect that Jun & Carter will not fall into this trap. Today, teen artists have access to all types of technology and they are empowered to create music that rival industry veterans and thanks to how music marketing and the industry overall has evolved, they are doing it on their own terms.

Although since its inception, many people believed that hip-hop would eventually die, the upcoming crop of aspiring artists have proven that hip-hop culture and rap itself will continue to live on. Artists like Jun & Carter have proven that hip-hop continues to touch a number of people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, ethnicities, and places around the world. If you don’t believe us, you can check out their latest track “No One Like Us” which has garnered over 3.2M hits on the popular music player Soundcloud.

“No One Like Us” is not unlike any other rap track out there. It consists of the basic conventions needed to develop a decent head-nodding mix. The track will give listeners a lazy hip hop beat with dark bass, eerie melodies, gritty bars, chant-easy hook and boasting metaphors which illustrate how much Better Jun & Carter are compared to the next contender, your basic battle-style rap. The point of difference here will be found in the perspective that the boys deliver which happens to be from that of the 702. Since typically we are exposed to rap artists from places like New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and places like Philly, it’s not too often that we can get a good glimpse into the sounds that are coming out of Vegas in the mainstream. The boys do deliver a slight underground feel, however the track is produced to a high level of quality in terms of sound and beyond their ability to spit some witty bars, the duo actually adds in some pretty solid harmonies on the vocal side. Check out Jun & Carter perform “No One Like Us”, which is now streaming on Soundcloud.

Listen to Jun & Carter “No One Like Us”, Now Streaming on Soundcloud

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HighRoller DP and LV Jon Release ‘Joint Effort’ Mixtape

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Joint Effort

Joint Effort

Michigan-based rap collaboration HighRoller DP and LV Jon have teamed up to deliver a rowdy selection of hip-hop tracks on the latest release of their mixtape ‘Joint Effort’. The production is an intriguing listen where every single track has at least one thing in common, ganja. Almost in time to celebrate 420, well depending on where it is legal and worth celebrating, ‘Joint Effort’ is likely an ideal addition to utilize as the soundtrack for your next sesh.

“STFU” the initial song on the Mixtape is a salty track with an angst feel and vexed personality. The track has a mellow laid back feel which contrasts with the edgy lyrics which are delivered in a catchy cadence. The hook, which of course includes a popular shortened slang as per the title is memorable yet simple and gets the point across.

The next track on this mischievous collection is HighRollers, fashioned after the main title of the mixtape. The lyrical flow on this track is clean while the beat is equally as squared away. “HighRollers” is a laid-back listen for fans that are just looking for some chill tunes as they get tangled up in the devil’s lettuce so to speak.

The unbothered energy on HighRoller maintains a steady frequency on “Different”. As the artists discover a way to discuss what appears to be one of their favorite hoppy, they utilize a series of salacious metaphors and cheeky lyrics to deliver an unapologetic performance.

‘Joint Effort’ checks in at “2:30AM” with a track that has an epic introduction that is reminiscent to 90’s west cost rap. Over the top of a deep-reverberating beat with intricate instrumentals, a detailed story is told with a relatively dark energy. The track offers a distinct vibe from the earlier spins on the mixtape though the lyrical content is relatively the same.

The tempo slows down a bit on the track “Phone” which is clearly a track that many different people will relate to. Considering the path of the initial tracks on the project, “Phone” is a surprising twist. The track is still undoubtedly raw, NSFW, and pushing the boundaries with little inhibitions as the character struggles to “find his way home”.

“Let’s Roll” turns down a notch instrumentally, however lyrically it is still on the turn up as clearly DP and LV Jon have their hands full maintaining this smoked out lifestyle their mixtape pays tribute to. Much like the earlier tracks, the track is unrepentant and righteously loyal to the haze.

‘Joint Effort’ is a massive project with narrow scope in regards to content. Though the artists do not stray away from the singular topic at hand, each song delivers its own unique personality. The rap collaboration offers a strong performance that demonstrates distinct lyrical capabilities, the ability to spit entertaining bars and professional production quality in terms of music. The energy of the mixtape remains relatively chill which happens to correspond well with the overall messages delivered across every track. Listeners will appreciate the unrefined appeal of the artists which hold little back while proceeding along with reckless abandon.

Check out ‘Joint Effort’ now streaming on Soundcloud.

One cut on the production that takes the energy up a notch is “You Can’t Get That”. This track has some post-modern production with a deep, gritty feel.  The lyrical delivery on the track is sound with catching bars and an impressionable hook. The flows deliver a solid cadence while the track delivers an addictive, underground feel with a layer of mass appeal.

Another dirty track that rap fans will enjoy on Joint Effort is “Bossy”, an upbeat production with a risqué demeanor. “Bossy” has an energetic party vibe that will likely resonate with the youthful, carefree spirit of today’s young people free from responsibilities and daily pressures of adulating.

Darker vibrations emerge on “Nose Bleed”, a production that is designed with a complex lyrical composition and recognizable references to pop culture terms. The track has an infectious rhythm and unforgettable series of bars. “Nose Bleed” is a wild, reckless ride through lyrical metaphors and vivid imagery.

Rounding out Joint Effort is “Two Puffs”, an ode to professional bluntism if there is a such thing. The cut tells an urban-infused rags to riches story about marijuana and its progressive effects suggesting money is somehow related to its quality. Listeners can expect more uncut lyrics and on this particular track some uncomplicated instrumentals.

Winding things down, “Sunni” is a lively production with some playful melodies juxtaposed with stony lyrics. “Sunni” delivers a slightly sentimental feel despite its brash lyrical content. Overall the track has a pleasant feel but the words conveyed are without a doubt savage by all accounts.

Joint Effort concludes with “Get Some” another distinct production with a noticeable Midwest feel. Wrapping things up with additional raucous, HighRoller and LV Jon assert their position with righteous indignation with a series of dramatic ironies and intoxicating instrumentals. Get more deets on ‘Joint Effort’ and the duo behind the madness, check out the links below.

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