GLISTENING DREAM-POP SONGWRITER CLAUDE SHARES NEW SINGLE “EVERYTHING’S GREAT”

DEBUT EP ENACTOR OUT FEBRUARY 12, 2020 VIA SIDE HUSTLE RECORDS

Today, Chicago’s shadowy songwriter and detached, distorted dream-pop lyricist, Claude, shares her second single, “Everything’s Great,” from her debut EP, Enactor, due out February 12, 2020 via Side Hustle Records / The Orchard. The single arrives as Impeachment hearings dominate the media landscape, tying back to the very origin of the track. On writing the song, Claude says, “I wrote this song after Trump got elected. It felt like the world was ending and I wanted to somehow poke fun at his “Make America Great Again” slogan.”

A cathartic song that taps into a collective “empty eyes” energy that many felt after Election Day in 2016, Claude feels into the internal call for self-preservation to ignore the heaviness of reality (“You’ll go crazy if you don’t turn off your device”) and a call for escapism because of the weight of the world. It’s easier to fake it than to be rooted in what is so (“The menu for breakfast is mouthfuls of pretend” / “You get through life faster if you’re a good liar”).

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First single, “Screen,” which was shared along with a music video, sets the stage for this new song, and talks about the all-too-relatable scroll droll and social media toll. A song about being detached in a digital era and social media’s existential impact, “Screen” connects to this conscious self-awareness of living through a screen and how numbing it truly can be.

American Songwriter, who premiered the song and video, says the song “shows Chicago musician Claudia Ferme delivering an eerie, evocative meditation on our collective social media anxiety,” adding, “You’d think social media would make us less lonely—particularly during a time when it’s literally illegal to hang out with other people IRL. Think again.”

On Enactor as a whole, Claude says:

“This EP is about the world outside of me and the world inside of me, about change and disassociation, about the different faces we put on, and about trying to be honest. In it are my ideas about the effects of technology, the state of the world, and the state of ourselves when we’re dealing with uncertainty and changes in our lives.

I originally recorded all of the songs for this EP myself the winter of 2017 into the spring of 2018 but then with the help of my dad, who works at a high school with a recording studio, and the school’s engineer added bass and drums and basically made an EP of songs the opposite way you’re “supposed” to make them. As I spent more time in Chicago and met more people who also played music I formed a band. The original members are no longer a part of this project but through one of them I met engineer, and bassist, Michael Mac and he helped me re-record the EP now that we had been playing them live for a while and I had a better idea of what I wanted the songs to sound like.”

Stay tuned for more on Claude’s new EP, Enactor, with more singles on the horizon, and don’t forget to follow her on socials. “Screen” and “Everything’s Great” are both out now on Side Hustle Records and the EP arrives February 12, 2020.

TRACKLISTING – Enactor EP

  1. Screen
  2. Everything’s Great
  3. In Limbo
  4. Reality
  5. Fantasy
  6. Enactor

DAILY MUMBLE MAGAZINE – How To Do It Right

Atlanta-based Magazine Daily Mumble is recognized as “The Most Valuable in the World”

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Daily Mumble Magazine was established in 2020 by the founder and CEO of the 2026 Music Group record label Tonian Brown. A print magazine aimed at providing the hip-hop culture a report of the latest news, music, shows, and noted rappers. Daily Mumble is an American media and entertainment company based in Atlanta, Georgia. A bi-monthly magazine subscription launched on January 29, 2020, is primarily known as Morelifedad on social media. 

Daily Mumble has reached over five hundred thousand unique users per month as of 2020. Across social media outlets such as Instagram and its YouTube channel, the print magazine has only two issues printed as of February 2020 but plans to overhaul production starting mid-2021. The Daily Mumble has been named by Business Insider as “One of the Most Valuable Startups in Atlanta and Valuable Private Companies in the World.” It’s categorized as being in the same media realm as Pitchfork, Billboard, XXL, The Fader, and others alike. Daily Mumble’s parent organization is Complex Networks.

The name-Daily Mumble-was created as a way to promote Hall Jr, 2026 and the record label, whose parent company is 300 Entertainment. 2026 Music Group was founded by Hall Jr and the CEO is Tonian Brown who are blood brothers. Daily Mumble was an idea that was designed to create a men’s magazine that supports noted rappers’ accomplishments with combined hip hop news and sports. The Daily Mumble website has a Noted Rappers List that includes rappers such as Lil Wayne, Post Malone, Future, Lil Baby, Hall Jr 2026, Young Thug, Blazer Barboza, Young Dolph-just to name a few. Be sure to check out the list and more at www.Dailymumble.com.

[VIDEO] V.I THE BOSS -“TRAP LINE 2″|@vitheboss

Multi-talented Artist V.I The Boss releases the visual to his latest single “Trap Line 2”

Chicago recording artist and producer V.I The Boss has released the official music video for his single “Trap Line 2.” Natural ability, a strong will, and intense determination has propelled V.I The Boss forward to this point in his career. While he has achieved so much, there’s still a great deal he wants to accomplish in the world of music. 

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[NEW MUSIC] QUINCY VALENTINE – “DAYDREAMS” FT. SHAMYRA | @mrqvalentine

Multi-talented Artist Quincy Valentine teams up with Shamyra on his latest single “Daydreams”

Quincy Valentine has a vast range of talent and versatility that includes Musician, Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, and Artist. He discovered and pursued his passion for music at the very young age of 9 in the Bronx, New York. Starting with talent shows and school performances, his natural-born talent and years of practicing his craft have brought joy and entertainment to hundreds of people across the US.

Quincy Valentine’s ability to work with many different artists has, in turn, warmed the hearts and minds of many through his art. Starting from playing the keyboard in churches, he progressed to play for various local artists, to big names like Scarface. Using his technical skills and forward vision, Quincy has also been a music director for recording artists and theatre productions associated with Carnegie Hall Presents, Theater for the New City, and Oberia D. Dempsey Theater.

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Quincy Valentine’s experience includes music production in Pop, R&B, Hiphop, and Gospel genres, as well as self-producing his original music. His songs combine his unique production style and poetic songwriting. Having taken steps back from being an artist for some time, Quincy found inspiration to use all of his God-given gifts, overcoming the idea of comparison and fully embracing his value. Quincy stands out with a lyrical flow that blends the old school boom bap era with the lyricism of modern times and vocal tones that are unique, sincere, and soulful. Be sure to press play and connect with him on social media and music platforms. To book Quincy-inquiries can be sent to qvprod1@gmail.com. You can stay updated with his journey on his website: www.qvalentinemusic.com.

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[WATCH] SEDDY HENDRINX – “45” |@seddyhendrix

Seddy Hendrinx recruits A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie to cruise around NYC in new visuals for “45”

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Seddy Hendrinx managed to get a rare feature from the man himself, Highbridge’s A Boogie. While Seddy Hendrinx is a rising star out of Florida, anyone that can drag A Boogie out of the shadows and hold their own deserves a spot on this list. ‘45’ is off Seddy’s album that dropped on Friday, ‘Sayless’ – a really strong 7-track project with an impressive feature list also including G Herbo, Gunna, 24hrs, and another appearance from labelmate Jack Harlow. The talent and versatility of Seddy’s smooth vocals, every bit as hip hop as they are R&B, combined with the direction of Generation Now (See: DJ Drama, Don Cannon, Lakeshow, Lil Uzi Vert) – this 7-song feature flex is only scratching the surface of what we’re sure to see from Seddy Hendrinx in the coming year.

“The title is self-explanatory. I’m not trying to do too much or too little so I’d rather just Sayless. Let the music speak for itself.” – Seddy Hendrinx

Seddy Hendrinx exercises raw emotion in each verse and every hook. Holding nothing back, his confessional lyrics and catchy cadences cut deep as he details struggle in real talk. The Florida Boy Entertainment/Generation Now/Atlantic Records artist makes a connection by way of catharsis on a series of upcoming releases for 2021 and beyond.


“I try to engage with my songs,” he proclaims. “It’s every emotion you can experience. I’m just a young, humble, crazy, and wild project kid with a fucked-up temper—but a wonderful heart. I’ll always tell you straight up how I feel. This is street soulful real deal pain music.”


Seddy drew on a fair share of hardships to get to this point. “I went through every phase—homelessness, racism, bullshit, and everything,” says SH. A turbulent childhood came to a head as his family ran out of options and moved into a homeless shelter as he entered high school. At the age of 15, he became “a full-blown juvenile delinquent” with stints in and out of the county. Despite professing fandom for Tupac, Lauryn Hill, André 3000, DMX, Future, and Erykah Badu, rap never seemed like an option until he witnessed the murder of his best friend Johnell in 2016. Gunned down at a party, Johnell’s last words struck a chord with Seddy, “Ball out for me”. “I had to stand up for him. I wasn’t going to let anyone disrespect his wishes, so I started rapping.” In the end, Seddy’s voice will resonate for a long time to come. “I want you to know to understand my pain and know I understand yours,” he leaves off. “It’s okay to cry. I’m here to remind everybody they’ll get through it.” Be sure to connect with Seddy Hendrinx on his website, social media, and digital music outlets.

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[WATCH] JOHNNY CROWN-“If You Were Wondering”

Johnny Crown releases official music video for”If You Were Wondering”


“If You Were Wondering” is the first single off Johnny Crown’s latest EP “Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore.” The new video from the rising star is dedicated to all the doctors, nurses, health care and front line workers in these trying times. The latest album “Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore” is an affirmation of the times during the Covid-19 pandemic and everyone is scared and panicking. Johnny is pushing forward to inject love into our atmosphere through the vibration of music with the intention to eradicate fear.  

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Johnny Crown is an emcee from Brooklyn NYC, whose style and voice will leave a lasting impression. At the early age of 12, Johnny saw his older brother rap and make his own beats, and instantly gravitated towards the art. Many years later, his brother gifted him with his own recording set-up. And the rest was history. 
From there on, Johnny learned how to write, record, and even mix his own to his liking. Johnny Crown released three projects in 2019 alone “Drunk”, “The Coolest Prince In The Jungle”, “Shine Your Light” and “Star Crest” – with different inspirations behind each album. “Drunk” is an ode to being intoxicated off of life, “The Coolest Prince In The Jungle” is an Afrobeats influenced album, and “Shine Your Light” was an awakening album. And the latest album “Fear Don’t Live Here Anymore” is an affirmation of the trying times during the Covid-19 pandemic and everyone is scared and panicking. Johnny is pushing forward to inject Love into our atmosphere through the vibration of music with the intention to eradicate fear. 


Not only is Johnny a proven talented musician, but he is also a comic book creator, a children’s book author, an actor, a stand up comic also a mentor for Tina’s Angels and Richard’s Warriors, a non-profit organization created by Beyoncé’s mother Mrs. Tina Knowles Lawson and her husband Mr. Richard Lawson.

With Johnny Crown’s sound best described as modern hiphop, it’s clear his influences are those of the same ilk. His main influence is, of course, the person who manifested this all of him, his older brother. In turn, his older brother was also influenced by those Johnny listened to as well. Those include Jay Z, Notorious BIG, Sade, 2pac, Nas, Big L just to name a few. Classic albums like “Illmatic”, “Blueprint 2” and “Lovers Rock”, were vital to Johnny’s artistry as a whole; down from his delivery, to him performing in front of a crowd.  Not only does Johnny pride himself in the lyricist aspect of the genre, but also in story-telling. And his music projects all of those abilities. 
A self-described renaissance man, jack of all trades, the Los Angeles-based artist is ready and focused to unleash an onslaught of projects in this new decade. So keep your eyes peeled for all that he has in store, and follow Johnny on his journey to the top, as he places a “Crown” on himself within Hip-Hop. Be sure to connect with JC on his website, social media, and digital music platforms.

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[New Video] BT THE ARTIST – “CHANGE”| @BTTHEARTIST

East Coast Native BT The Artist’s latest single “Change” reflects on 2020

From defying all odds to dropping well laced lyrical rap freestyles of amazing songs to becoming a fast-rising Rap sensation in the music industry. The breath-taking Bryanne Toney has won the hearts of fans and music lovers across the world and he has become a household name for the effortless delivery of amazing vocal dexterity, lyrical flows, well-laced metaphors, and notes that constantly melt the hearts of his listeners anytime. BT as he is popularly called hails from Dorchester Massachusetts. 

BT is a four-year graduate of Fisher College in Boston, MA with a Major in Psychology. The rapper is well-known for his drop-dead freestyle performances that grab attention in moments the audience cannot comprehend, giving them a euphoric east coast feeling of rap legends like Lost Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, MOS Def., Black Sheep, and Keith Murray that keeps them asking for more. Complimenting with his deep flows, he always has a positive message to every of his rendition. 

BT THA ARTIST

With inspirations like Q-Tip, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Ice Cube, Dwayne Johnson(Rock), Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, David Ortiz Tom Brady, and Drake, his deep rhymes and storylines perfectly blended with flexibility and quick transition of incredible flows leaves you stunned every time he grabs the microphone to perform. Ever since he started performing, his lyrical ability to perform has been continually far beyond reproach-you will always want to see him perform again and again.

BT puts so much passion in his music and it’s clearly shown through his music all the time. In 2018, BT performed at the statehouse for Governor Charlie Baker to open the URBAN classic a National Baseball Tournament where he rendered an exhilarating performance. Currently, BT works at the Base in Boston. The Base is an organization where they play a key role in shifting the national mindset and re-imagining pathways for a successful urban youth. He is also involved in community activism where he was serving at-risk youth. BT is also an actor who is set to be starring in 3 feature films, To Be Free (Drama), Who Stole My EBT Card(Comedy) and City Ball(Drama) is set to be released in 2020. 

In January of 2019, B.T The Artist released an album called “Better Days.” The tracklist contains “Better DaysGutter, For You I Will and Problem. Shortly after the release, BT delivers (Looking for a )Hunny,  L.I.TT., and All the Risks. In 2020, he releases the singles- “Change“, ” Streets Activist” and “Don’t Know Why.” If you want to catch up on BT’s inspiring moments, his performances, and new music, stay glued to his social media platforms for more.  

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[VIDEO] THE REAL 9 SHOTS- “F U THOUGHT”| @REAL9SHOTS

South Carolina Rapper The Real 9 Shots shuns all the haters with his latest single “F U Thought”

If you put your mind to it, your dreams and aspirations will come true. Rap Artist “The Real 9 Shots” strives for a notable spot in the world of hip-hop. Born as Brandon Donaldson in Bamberg, South Carolina, the Denmark artist is surrounded by music on the radio and videos on BET and VH1 his entire life. It all begins at the age of seven when he starts rapping at one of his cousin’s birthday parties. His uncles, cousins, and friends use to rap, sing, and dance all the time which inspired him to do the same. Some early influences growing up were Tupac, Notorious BIG, Master P and the No Limit camp, DMX, Warren G, Ice Cube, and N.W.A. At the age of 16, he begins writing and rhyming at an unstoppable pace. 

The Real 9 Shots has been building a name for himself with positive family influences. He spends a lot of time investing in sharing and influencing others with his positive ideas, mastering his video editing, and most of all-rap. The Real 9 Shots has worked with several hometown artists such as Looney, Benji, Mack Mane Da Flame, JoviBoy, and BreedReed – just to name a few. Additionally, he has been seen performing on stage at the Denmark Dogwood Festival, a popular family-oriented event held at the Gazebo, downtown Denmark. The Real 9 Shots is heavily-influenced by Kevin Gates and Chief Keef and has studied their music that relates to the same struggles and pain.

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“Over the years, I’ve come to learn how to monetize and build strong foundations and fan bases on social media. With that, I have become a viral sensation.” ~ The Real 9 Shots

With 4+ years in the game with no signs of slowing down at all, The Real 9 Shots’ focus is taking on challenges that social media and hip-hop has to offer. Under the direction of his label and management team-United Music Mafia, The Real 9 Shots is destined to become a more influential entrepreneur and rapper. In 2020, TR9S delivers two chart-topping singles, “F U Thought and Thots” that achieve over 90,000 streams on Spotify. On his forthcoming mixtape “The Voice of the Kid”, he skillfully hints that he’s coming for the prize by delivering energetic storytelling and truth. Jaymin Shah said that No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful. The Real 9 Shots has the motivation that is going to get him closer to his dream. Stay tuned.

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[VIDEO] DON GRITTY – “WASTE NO TIME” | @GrittyRichDon

Atlanta Native Don Gritty delivers the visual to his latest single “Waste No Time”

Surviving a past filled with unfortunate situations, Rap Phenom Don Gritty takes to the mic to express his journey and most of all, artistic creativity. Not falling into the statistical reality of his peers, Don Gritty finds healing in music. Channeling his love of the beat with his will to overcome Don Gritty redefines what it is to be phenomenal. His latest single, “Waste No Time” is from his latest 10-track compilation titled “L.I.F.E Deluxe.” 

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Falling in love with music at an early age, Don Gritty looked to Hip Hop Greats such as 2 Pac, Jay-Z, and DMX to help perfect his cadence and help mold his artistic execution. Talent by Birth, Artist by Trade, Don Gritty shows the world what it is to Grow up with Gritty.

Hitting the Atlanta music scene from all angles, Don Gritty uses music as his blueprint for life. Taking his story to the track, he allows his listeners to relate to the man while falling in love with the music. A triple threat in his own right, this rapper, writer, and visual artist is a force to be seen. Make sure you stay tuned to what’s in store to the World of Don Gritty.

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[NEW MUSIC] CAPRETTI – “THE KID”|@caprettiforever

West Coast Rapper Capretti releases his latest single “The Kid”

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CAPRETTI aka FLY FIOSO aka CAPO YOUNG PACINO aka THE PALE DON. Italian playboy with a dark trap sound and indulging lyrics about an immigrant’s journey pursuing the American Dream with braggadocious stories of living it up, being fly, dope dealing, battles with depression and addiction. Introspective views on being lost in Hollywood fighting invisible demons inside his mind, while dodging all the fake and superficial aspects of show business and much more.

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