Atlanta, Georgia’s underground scene is still thriving despite being in the middle of a pandemic, and one of its breakout stars has been Kris J. Kris has been releasing music, visuals, and merch consistently. His “ Class Of Stoners merchandise has been worn heavily by the cannabis community as well as NBA legends Stephen “Stak 5” Jackson and Matt Barnes. Kris J has been making his mark in both the cannabis and fitness industries. Today he released his “Motivational Purposes Only” EP which is executive produced by Half-Tyme Slim. This project is available on all digital streaming platforms and is distributed by indie powerhouse Playas Club Music Group.
A Royal Priesthood: Nucci Reyo Enlists Jim Jones to Engage The Streets
Mainstream Hip Hop Culture Catapults the Community into a “Faith-Fresh” Direction.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/4/2020
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA: The 2020 summer of Covid and racial unrest finds its culmination within the widely-anticipated release of Hip Hop artist Nucci Reyo’s project, “This Far By Faith,” scheduled to be released September 4, 2020, on all digital platforms including Godify. Featuring music by The Heatmakerz- whose endless credits include; Dipset Anthem (Diplomats), Tha Carter II (Lil’ Wayne), Trap House (Gucci Mane), and On My Way To Church (Jim Jones), the EP also features GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and R&B success Eric Roberson who is known for having pioneered the independent movement in R&B/soul. The collaborative components of musical artistry and genius along with the awe of seeing Jim Jones and Heatmakerz jump on a gospel mixtape, at minimum, is warranting curiosity from all levels within the Hip Hop industry and culture.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” This scripture in the book of Isaiah remains familiar within the traditional church community- and today, these words are being pronounced to the streets as the door of liberation desperately sought after in a time of injustice and the deep need to connect to something greater. There has been much discussion about who in the industry would be the next artist to join Nucci Reyo on the gospel side, to which Nucci states, “We all are from church, some just lost their way. It’s time for us to come home.” Nucci continues to explain, “The project title, This Far By Faith, was named with the hopes that the music would spark the memories of artists, fans, and executives within the hip hop community that reminds them of who they are… We’ve Come This Far By Faith, was one of my favorite songs that I use to sing in the choir and now I am using it as bait for those wandering in the dark and off the path.” Nucci brought in RocNation artist and hip hop legend, Jim Jones, to host the project because his roots also begin in a church-going family and he knows the power of faith. Jim Jones grounds the project with a thoughtful reflection of where he is on his journey of faith and provides timely encouragement to the people needing hope: “Faith in God will determine your fate, hold each other up because they have been holding us down too long,” he concludes on the last track of the project.
Nucci Reyo made his transition from secular hip hop into more of a “Kingdom Artistry” genre over a decade ago, knowing that God was saving him from the culture to eventually come back and be an effective influence within the industry and culture he loves so much. Nucci spent time building Godify, the world’s first Christian streaming App and platform where true ground-breaking projects such as This Far By Faith can be enjoyed by hip hop fans (and all genres) looking to embrace powerful music that connects them to the Good News of the Kingdom.
Something unique and exciting is being pushed forward by a generation of new priests, outside the walls of the church- and into the streets in a time where everyone is feeling the distress and looking to bold leadership with messages that can lead people out of the dark and into change. Download This Far By Faith on all digital platforms on Sept. 4, 2020, and learn more about Godify, Nucci Reyo, The Heatmakerz, Eric Roberson, and Jim Jones by clicking on their respective links.
Young upcoming rapper Lex G. Casper releases his “Anything is Possable” LP on the worldwide web. The ATLien rapper’s music library includes “Lex Vs. Casper, Now We Ballen, and Just the Star. T,” Lex G. will probably be one of the greatest artists- just give it time.
Be sure to connect with Lex on social media and digital music platforms.
East Coast Artist T-Time releases “The Electronic Symphony Pt.2 “The Electric Blues” project. The Fuquay Varina, Raleigh NC native loves playing basketball and making music. The 8-track compilation was released on Soundcloud and has received numerous plays. T-Time is no stranger to this industry, one of his songs titled “She Know That She Bad” has peaked over 1 million plays. Be sure to connect with T-Time on all social media and digital music platforms.
Hip-Hop Artist, Spade Monrow’s “Summer 20 Tape” is a playlist must-have
We all thought 2020 was done -stick a fork in it, right? SPADE MONROW has been cooking up his “SUMMER 20 TAPE” and it’s a cultural impact event coming to make a permanent mark on the rap world. New Jersey’s SPADE MONROW is a versatile artist currently with independent label AGAME. A self-described hip-hop harmony new-age rapper, his music has been leaked throughout the industry and various contemporary artists have been accused of reverse engineering parts of his sound.
The “SUMMER 20 TAPE” feels similar to a contender stepping into the ring under the bright lights for their first title shot. SPADE MONROW proves his grind is relentless and the work he put into his craft and shows. From the jump, “ASSOCIATION” sets the tone and serves as a premonition for the ride you are about to be taken on by this soon to be an international rap star.
By the time the strings start to play on “GAME TIME,” the listener will feel as comfortable with SPADE as they do with one of their best homies. He’s a natural in many lyrical styles and displays this ability on the street favorite “SUSPECT” on which SPADE performs a huge epic hook and destroys the verses. Trap fans will love the vibe on “YNGM” where he drills a hypnotic HASHITO production. The uptempo “UNDERDOG” is an intriguing blend of lyrics and harmony that’ll impress the most accomplished artists and executives alike. While “WHOOP WHOOP“ has more of a minimalist instrumental that allows the dynamic character in the voice of SPADE MONROW to strike the melody perfectly.
The best season of the year isn’t over yet, so turn up and enjoy it. SPADE MONROW’s SUMMER 20 TAPE is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere popular music is streamed or listened to.
Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.
On July 11th, Hip-Hop lyricist Ashton Martin premiered his latest work, Care Package. The 6 track EP was an outlet for Ashton Martin while battling depression and the chaos that was occurring in the world. Ashton Martin decided to give the world this “Care Package” and use it as a way to express the importance of mental health illnesses and the healthy ways to deal with it by starting his movement, “I Care, Talk To Me”.
Ashton Martin’s music is intentional, inspirational, and consistent in what his message states. This EP is groundbreaking into bringing a voice that is much needed and with all of the chaos that 2020 has brought, Ashton Martin felt it was necessary to use his platform and music to bring awareness and set the standard; To bring unity and to begin the process of healthy healing within the black community.
To add, Ashton Martin’s lyrics do not contain profanity which opens up the options of teen listeners to hear and grasp his positive messages. This is what allows for Ashton Martin to stand out especially in the Hip-Hop culture.
Ashton Martin is a Florida native currently residing in Atlanta, GA. His musical inspirations are J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Andre 3000. He is very involved in the community and enjoys hosting free community events and encouraging arts in the youth. Ashton’s overall goal is to make better futures for the next generation.
“Ashton Martin is a unique lyricist with an impressive work ethic and very talented”