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Sango

Oshun has been soaring into the stratosphere with their recent array of music, visuals and fashion creating art with a message, embedding culture and invoking thought into their listeners touching on modern day topics while connecting them to  divine/ancient law. The title of their latest single is called “Sango” (God of Thunder) which is the equal and opposite to Oshun, a masculine energy for balancing the female energy “Oshun”. This all may seem a bit mythological but Oshun connects this african myth/folktale into modern day relationships we face today. Confirming that nothing is new under the sun and how we are all one whether we realized it or not.  As always they depict beautiful cultured art pushing the envelop with visuals and fashion summoning vibes from the ancestors. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Duality

Today’s post comes from a sourer of sound who goes by Deniro Farrar releasing his visual masterpiece “duality”. In this video Deniro breaks the mold of traditional music video structure, going against what a modern day rap video looks like, doing away with the money, cars, clothes and hoes mentality. Instead he is depicted in the woods because it’s his natural habitat. Creating the portal to reconnect with life and what is real. Speaking on his two sided-personality and being able to balance both. This video and production is perfect and is a breath of fresh air make sure you stream below and as always…

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“Oceans”

Today’s post comes from the talented international sex symbol Ye Ali as he releases his latest single “Oceans”. A multi-dimensional work of art that chronicles the singers dream of saving his lady from two assailants. Rescuing his love Bonnie and Clyde style as they get swept into the ocean, making a perfect ending. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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All in My Head

TDE is unstoppable when it comes to emerging new talented artist into the light, it’s safe to say they are batting a thousand and with no surprise their new artist SIR delivers with his latest single “All in My Head”.  The song comes off the L.A. singer’s 2016 EP HER, and the new clip features him swaying slow motion in an underground parking lot. Make sure you check out the video below and as always

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Be There for Me

Mariam is a singer/songwriter and self taught guitarist hailing from South London. Described as ‘atmospheric soul’, her music is the perfect blend of soul, folk and pop with thought provoking lyrics.

Mariam has always had a strong passion for words, writing poetry and creative pieces at a young age. She was quick to understand that she had a natural gift to combine rhythmic melodies with meaningful words, an ability she credits to her Nigerian heritage. She adds “Nigerians are natural story tellers, it is an art that is passed down and learned within the family and community, hearing stories has been a prominent fixture in my life just as strong as music. Music is such a powerful way to tell stories and relate to others, and I love how words come together to paint pictures”.

In 2011, Mariam decided it was finally time to share her music with the world and introduce herself as a singer/songwriter. She got well acquainted with the underground scene and started playing open mic nights.  These experiences turned into opportunities and Mariam joined the ‘London Community Gospel Choir’ (who has supported artist such as Tom Jones, Sam Smith and more) and started working on original material with local artists (including British artist Samm Henshaw).

The soulful singer/songwriter is now proud and ready to share her debut EP; a mature piece of work full of vocal grit and depth. Mariam managed to find the right balance between vulnerability and strength without losing her unique soulful sound that is her own. Mariam adds ‘The EP was birthed out of a heart to heart that myself and the producer had on our first session. I shared about my disappointment of my initial EP not working out, the highs and lows of being a solo artist and just about life.This is my way of bringing everyone in on that conversation, it is the fruit of it and something I am proud to share.’ Her debut EP ‘Heart To Heart’ is now available on all digital platforms. Make sure you stream her video below and as always….

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‘Still Watching’

After signing to MMG Rockie Fresh flame has dam pared a little but with his new single “still watching” he address his state in life and hip-hop. Reclaiming him position-assuring listeners that he hasn’t feel off but has been patiently waiting in the shadows laying low until he blow. Explaining how he has been moving strategically behind the scenes and no matter what he does they are “Still Watching”. It’s good to see Rockie back on the scene make sure you check his latest video below and as always…

 

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“Sorry”

Every artist has their own niche and strengths that makes them unique and Joyner Lucas is a phenom when it comes to painting pictures with his words. Taking situations from peers and re-creating the emotions and feeling through his story telling. On his most recent song “Sorry” Joyner tackles the difficult topic of suicide as he depicts a chilling story of a suicide victim and his friend, posing questions about life looking for answers that will never be answered. Raising the hairs on the back of your neck as he pulls on your heart with his emotional choice of words accompanied with gut-wrenching visuals. Shedding light on a problem most listeners have experienced personally, but don’t discuss publicly. Bringing awareness to suicide and leaving a help-number encouraging listeners to call if they know or feel like committing suicide or having suicidal thoughts. Joyner tells a story and sends a message while delivering great lyrical cadence and flawless musical production. Don’t hesitate to stream “Sorry” below and as always…

 

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Movie

Today’s post comes from the talented Dc artist Forest as he blesses the eardrums with his latest single “Movie”. A high energetic song filled with witty punch lines and metaphors over a celebratory instrumental. Creating a hybrid sound between trap and back pack rap giving listeners with something original and refreshing. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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B.A.S.I.C

Eric Williams II better known by his stage name B.A.S.I.C. (an acronym for Be About Success In Controversy) is an up and coming American hip-hop artist with much promise. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Aspire To Inspire Music Group representative came out of the shadows when he made it to the final round of Norfolk radio station’s 103 Jamz Fest in the summer of 2012. Since then he has been in the studio working hard and hitting the scene, especially after the release of his project in March 2013 titled “XXV (25)” collage of lyrics that express feelings, stories, and lessons learned from his journey as a 25 year old man in Virginia. Shortly after its release, B.A.S.I.C. won Hip Hop Artist Of The Year, as well as winning the Mixtape Of The Year Award sponsored by DS Magazine. While constantly connecting with people via social media on a personal level to organically build his fan base, B.A.S.I.C. has performed countless times all over within his hometown and has also gained notoriety by performing in North Carolina, New York and Connecticut. In November of 2014, he released a self-produced and personal song called ‘Ups & Downs,’ the first single from his upcoming album “E,” that received air play on 103 Jamz and substantial traffic on various blogs. With claims of this particular album being his most personal and reflecting body of work, B.A.S.I.C. is hedging forward in showcasing his talents and abilities as a staple in Virginia’s hip hop culture, while pursuing and reaching the globe over. Make sure you stream his latest singles “No patience” and “too much” below and as always…

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Act 2

Today’s post comes from the talented musician singer and songwriter Izzy Rez as he releases his latest single ‘Act 2”. This song speaks about love in our generation or the lack of it, Izzy explains how in society today the chivalry is dead and we use money sex and drugs to substitute for love. Which in turn creates a viscous cycle in relationships, placing value on everything but love. Izzy plans on creating a new lane in RnB, one that uplifts the female spirit and teaches respect and love instead of discrimination and hate. Using his angelic voice as a vessel of light to speak on the social injustices of today while keeping you entertained with flawless production that marries perfectly together. Make sure you stream the song below and as always…

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