Multi-Talented Artist JT Amar brings it all to the industry – GMR, New Music, and Opportunities
JT Amar is an independent all-around music industry perspective located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his fast flow and punchlines but mostly for hosting showcases and events every Friday in the heart of Atlanta.
JT Amarr owns Great Material Records Entertainment-an independent record label-where talents are exposed. Additionally, this is where he brands his music and is referred to as “The Uprising.” G.M.R. Entertainment is comprised of members such as the Lead Booking Manager (Leo Milcom), C.E.O. (Ghost), and the Lead Producer/Sound Engineer (Duey). JT Amar’s accomplishments include a radio contract with “Hype 100” and working with his mentor Yung EgoWorld of Ego World Promotions. Be sure to connect with JT and his movement on social media and digital music platforms.
Haze OPC is starting off the year dropping off a trilogy of singles. He’s shining more light and adding depth to his story, by taking the fans deeper into his mind and heart picking up from last years hit singles, while bearing it all showing his ability to reach different people. With the first single Light On Me (Conversations With The Father), he’s telling his struggles of fighting to overcome different obstacles that could set him back and how the story unfolded into a testimony. There comes a time during life when we’ve come to a crossroad or become awaken/aware and have to acknowledge certain things. That’s where the single Protect Me, Lead Me, Hold Me, Guide Me comes from knowing you’re fighting a battle beyond your understanding, needing help and guidance from GOD along the way. Quick Escape has a catchy hook and it’s one of the songs that’s different from what listeners are used to hearing from International Haze lately. Frustrations from day to day obstacles, rather it be from relationships, work, home or just wanting some alone time to get back focused and relieve some stress built up from the world. We all feel like we need a quick escape at times from something rather it’s a person, place or thing. Once again Haze OPC delivers on time records for times such as this.
Bankz has had an entrepreneur mindset, confidence, and take control attitude all her life. Her life experiences and career as a strong, focused business woman, has led her to amazing heights. Despite almost losing her life several times, she never gave up. Not satisfied to settle, Bankz decided to focus on her passions. That decision set her on a path to pursue her passion for music.
As the CEO of the independent Hip-Hop label Rapture Recordz, she has had the opportunity to release musical artists she believed in, as well as herself. She has experienced success professionally and personally, and wants to inspire others to never give up on their dreams. Now, it is her time to take control and pursue her dream, if only for a moment to be Bankz the featured artist. To capture people’s attention and move people with her music. The single will be available for preorder on 02/21/21. Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.
East Coast Lyricist Pat Phinney teams up with Emilio Rojas to deliver his latest single “With That”
Pat Phinney is a young and up-coming emcee from the suburban Boston area in Massachusetts. Starting off the new year of 2021, Pat Phinney works with Emilio Rojas to deliver the single “With That” which emphasizes the lyrical ability of what the East Coast native is capable of. With an old school flow mixed into the new age sound, he brings a lot to the table with his extraordinary vocabulary and plays on puns.
Making music for well over a decade now, he steps into the game with a few notable collaborations. During this time, Connecticut native D. Lector and Phinney create a four-track EP titled “The Isolation Ep” which includes songs like “The Underground” and “Medicine.” Since then, he constructs his debut studio album titled “Phinney’s Town.” The thirteen-track album tells its own story and brings such emotion to its listeners.
The dominant-featured emcee, Pat Phinney routinely delivers new music at a professional level and is the global artist to keep an eye on. The hip-hop artist has consistently dropped new material from late 2019 to early 2020 with artists like Dwell Tha Fantum, Enels, and Critikal. Additionally, he has been recognized and featured on several media platforms including thisis50.com. Also, he links up with the legendary East Coast rapper/producer Apathy for the track “You Should Know.”
Pat Phinney continues to prove that he will become a staple in hip-hop from here on out. With no signs of slowing down, 2021 will lead with Pat’s second studio album and numerous featured singles. To remain informed, be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.
Sam Archer -Veteran Reggae/R&B Singer/Producer- officially launches the first single from his upcoming album
Veteran musician, songwriter, producer, and recording artist, Samuel Archer has released his first single in over ten years, “Quality.” The song is available worldwide on all streaming and digital download platforms.
Sam is a well known East Coast producer, celebrity interviewer, and performer. “Quality” is a glimpse into what Samuel has in store for music lovers with his forthcoming project, “Soul Music Vineyard” scheduled for release this year. It’s a project that also includes instrumentals, collaborations bursting with creative energy, and of course, “Sam”.
This song is really, REALLY good! Fans of Archer will more than likely be expecting a song that reflects his reggae heritage like his previous album, “Sweat, Tears, and Mileage“. What they will find instead is a song that could compete with the likes of Jussie Smollett and Brian McKnight. The song is well-produced, simple in structure, easy to sing, and has a positive, (love focused), theme. In short, this is a hit in the making.
Samuel Archer grew up in Bethany Village, Mt. Pleasant, Tobago, W.I. When Samuel was five years old, his father bought a piano. He learned to play, and it was then that his relationship with music and love for piano began. By the age of eight, he began playing the piano during church song service for his school. Eventually, Samuel took part in choir, orchestra, and steel pan. At the age of fourteen, he played for local hotels and assisted some of the local bands with musical direction.
Samuel has worked with artists and groups B2K, Horace Brown, 112, Courtney Fadlin, His Voice, Lovener Walcott, Aquannette Chinnery, Delroy Souden, Miriam Corlette Williams, and Nhojj, to mention a few. He has contributed music to T.V. shows – Dr. 90210, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, Property Ladder, How Clean Is Your House, Millionaire Matchmaker, and many others. He has also scored for films such as The Lockdown Club, All I Want, Moving In, Blue Suitcase, The Documentary: On The Road to Love, Pain, & Redemption, and more.
Sam’s most recent productions are with Philadelphia native and celebrated singer, songwriter, and poet Nadira Norjahan. In 2013 Samuel and Nadira joined creative forces. They released Nadira Norjahan’s Double A-Side , Nadira Norjahan’s Double A-Side, II , Love Pain & Redemption , which is her full-length debut album. Singles “Hot Chocolate,” “Love & Honey,” and “SugaCane,” were released between 2017 and 2020.
Sam Archer is an artist that you need to bookmark and come back to. His latest release is an excellent comeback track and just the first of many great songs he plans to launch in 2021.
Spliff Star teams up with Nathaniel The Great and Shyisty on his latest single’s visual “LAY UP” – Just In Time For Valentine’s Day
Spliff Star’s single “LAY UP” is just in time for Valentine’s Day. “LAY UP” embodies every element of what quarantining has been like for couples. Spliff and his love interest meet at the Millennium Hilton following a prior rendezvous; he has no clue what she has in store for him.
Written by Spliff Star, Jenna Herche, and GeohVision, “LAY UP” stars Spliff and features Nathaniel the Great and Shyisty. “LAY UP” was produced by Kevin Cruceta and directed by Jenna Herche and GeohVision; it was shot and edited by GeohVision.
William “Spliff Star” Lewis was born and raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Spliff, the Alfred Hitchcock of Hip Hop, is the king of cameos. His ability to embody and morph into character, both on-stage and on-set, has solidified him as a legend in the game since the inception of his career in 1996.
His talent, coupled with his creative spirit, has enabled him to transcend from rapping and production to acting and directing. Whether he is in front of the camera, or behind it, Spliff is funny, but focused; calculated yet charismatic. As the hype man to Busta Rhymes, he has been featured on numerous tracks and videos under Flipmode and the Conglomerate; Spliff founded PaperRock Records in 2007. He has had the privilege of working with Rah Digga, Mariah Carey, Fat Joe, Rampage, Baby Sham, Kid Capri, Kelis, and Missy Elliot for starters. His last project, Food, is his sophomore album under PaperRock; it was released in 2018.
Through his travels, Spliff has been privy to many unique and comical experiences and people. He is currently working on a book that features twenty of his hypest moments, titled The Hypest.
Additionally, his experience in the game has peaked interest from aspiring artists; they all want to know his secret. Spliff’s perspective is priceless and can enhance ones’ performance and engagement with the audience. Whether he assists with improving stage presence or warms the crowd up as their hype man, Spliff has a full repertoire to intensify any project.
Spliff’s style is timeless; his contribution to the culture, indelible. With Hip Hop coming full circle, he has bridged the gap between the old-school realm, we have come to love, and the new wave of trendsetters who share the same passion. Be sure to connect with Spliff on his website, social media, and digital music platforms.
East Coast Creatives Ice Grill and DJ M80 collab on a New Project featuring ToneyBoi, Curtis Coke, and Black Sinatra
Ice Grill and DJ M80 reunite to bring you the first single off of the anticipated “BlackChalk 3” Album. The track titled “In Your Voice” features a bridge of artists from Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Toney Boi(Buffalo Ny), Curtis Coke(formerly L.I of Rochester, NY), and Black Sinatra(Rochester, NY) assist Ice Grill with sparring 16’s-back to back- over a DJ M80 beat that is reminiscent of Beanie Sigel’s” Feel It In The Air.” Check out the track below and look out for the new “Black Chalk 3” album by Ice Grill and DJ M80 releases in the Summer of 2021. Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.
With a recent run and release of a couple new singles on the back end of the 2020 calendar (Right Now, What Is You Sayin), artist Dave Skillz teams up once again with producer Illmuzik to deliver a cool wavy feeling in the record titled “Slick Brisk”. I’m personally a big fan of a well placed guitar, mixed with a punching kick, Illmuzik was in his bag on this production. We get smooth melodic flow cadences from Skillz on this record which makes it a cool listening experience. It is rumored that the artist could be dropping an EP very soon as we can confirm from his IG that Skillz will be shooting a visual for the SLICK BRISK record. The song is available in all digital stores now! – Corey
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