Willy Mateo – Alt. Facts

Willy Matéo encourages others to embrace their individuality with new EP ‘Denim’ 

PITTSBURGH, PA – Like many artists around the world, Willy Matéo turns to music as an outlet for all the things he can’t communicate in his normal, everyday life. His latest EP “Denim” is a perfect example of how this Pop and R&B artist uses music to pour out raw emotion in ways that are intriguing and connecting with fans all over the world. His songs are youthful with a grown and sexy tone, and his natural vibrato will give you chills. It’s impossible not to catch a vibe to his melodic rhythm and ballads, and “Denim” perfectly showcases a variety of flavors that fit many different vibes. 

“Ultimately it’s a project that lets me get out all the things I couldn’t before,” Matéo said. “I’m usually the bigger person in situations and so I normally don’t say how I feel. This EP gives me closure on what happened with relationships in the past – on things I did wrong and others did wrong. And it’s a way to explore how I can make my next relationship better.” 

Across five tracks, Matéo brings a mixture of R&B and Pop alongside a deep, rich voice that pairs perfectly with his witty wordplay. Sometimes he introduces an affected rasp into his music for a more gravelly edge, while other times he lifts his vocals into a higher range for a falcetto feel.  

The stand-out single from the project is a song called “Alt. Facts.” It’s a song about calling someone out on their lies. Matéo said it has a cool and laid-back vibe that feels like it was pulled from the upbeat jazzy atmosphere of the 1960s. But the lyrics on the song are aggressive, and the way he sings is aggressive. He’s letting people know what he thinks and how he feels.  

Ultimately Matéo said he wants to connect with anyone who feels like they’re different or “weird.” His music and art is meant to inspire others and help them embrace their individuality. With a voice and sound that’s unique in and of itself, his music is definitely the kind that connects with people who consider themselves to be on the fringes of society. 

“The message I want to put out there for all is that it’s OK to be different and weird,” he said. “It’s OK to be the person that nobody understands. You’re different for a reason. Just because you think and are different doesn’t make you any less of a person. I’ve had life experiences where I’ve always been the outcast and the loner, and with my music I want to inspire people to dare to be different.” 

Matéo’s music is currently available across all streaming platforms.

To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 


Claudia Lopez – Thinkinn

Claudia Lopez releases gorgeous debut album as a reflection of grief 

MIAMI, FL – Claudia Lopez is a Cuban-American artist who has been in love with music since day one. With a soulful sound that draws from a variety of artistic influences, she is able to truly create magic. Her most recent release is her debut album created to tell the loved one she’s lost all about the time they have spent apart. This album digs deep into the mind and heart of its creator to show something that is simply untouchable. “Running Out of Time” is truly a gorgeous album with an amazing story and message.  

After the passing of her cousin Jennifer Cordero, who she often refers to as her sister, she suddenly became a pillar for her family, having to pick up the pieces of a heartbroken family. This never gave her the chance to grieve the loss of someone so close to her, it was not until the forced pause that COVID-19 brought on did she really have the chance to sit down and explore her emotions, which were later turned into songs and finally a full album. “I found myself in the midst of a global pandemic, just wishing that I could fill her in on this crazy life right now. Then it clicked for me. This is how I was going to tell her what was going on, and include how much I needed her and what a hole I had, because she was gone.” This was truly a beautiful and inspiring way for Lopez to share not only her story but her love for someone so important to her. 

“Running Out of Time” is truly an album to show the importance of time and using it to your every advantage. “Right after she passed, the very first song that I wrote was “Next Life,” because I just feel like we didn’t have that conversation. We never thought that we needed to have that conversation where I was like, ‘If there is an afterlife, I need you to choose me again, as your sister.  I need us to be us again’. We never had that talk because we were so young, but, I suddenly felt like we didn’t make this clear, and if I had just one more day with her, I would have told her ‘Please choose me in your next life, because I’m going to choose you’. Not only does the album discuss the importance of using your time well, it shares the growth that Lopez has seen in the four years since losing her loved one.  

It is truly obvious that Lopez’s entire heart went into creating this album. From the writing to the performance and production, she has put her love and care into creating every bit of this album, and you can hear it in every track. This album is something that you experience your own grief through, no matter what that may be. It is simply an amazing project.  

Leading up to the release of the album, Lopez plans to drop a few singles to help get people excited about the hard work and dedication that she has put into this project. Be sure to keep an eye out for these releases and be ready for the release of “Running Out of Time” in August 2021. 


Check out Claudia Lopez on social media and stream her music via the links listed below.  





Bl@ke – A1 (Superbomb)

‘Thank God She Slid In My DMs’ is what songster, Bl@ke, is crooning with his new hit single  ‘A1 (Superbomb)’ 

TARZANA, CA – A new wave of R&B and Pop sounds is hitting the industry with fresh new singles from Altadena-based artist Bl@ke. His latest single “A1 (Superbomb)” is a sultry love song with a smooth vibe and a Pop edge that caters to a mainstream audience. Featuring fellow West Coast artist Neesin, the song tells the story of that special someone sliding into a person’s Direct Messages after trading glances across the room. Displaying his signature sound and stand-out vocals, “A1 (Superbomb)” is the perfect example of how this young artist is making a name for himself in the industry and why his manager Benny Robinson of The Individual Collective Entertainment is excited to introduce Bl@ke to the World. 

“It has been said that his music is reminiscent of Chris Brown and Eric Bellinger,” Robinson said. “But he has his own unique sound, as well. He’ll be a breath of fresh air in this R&B game.”  

In addition to “A1 (Superbomb),” Bl@ke is set to release two follow-up singles “Not Stressed” and “Chill Vibez.” The first is a celebratory summer banger about hitting the city with the fellas while living that stress-free life and linking with the ladies. The music video for the single is set to take place on the beach boasting jet skis, barbecues and bikinis – all things that capture the upbeat essence evoked when listening to the song. “Chill Vibez” is more of a laid-back, introspective track that talks about moving on after a heartbreak. Together with “A1 (Superbomb)” the trio of singles showcase the unique sound and style from this rising young talent. 

Born with a mic in his hand and a dream in his heart, Bl@ke began performing and captivating audiences as a young child. He started performing at the age of 6 when he was given the opportunity to premier his talents at Prince’s LA-based hot spot, Glam Slam. After that inaugural performance, he was able to secure the opening act for notable artists like Coolio and Teena Marie, and it also landed him the opportunity to dance on stage with Usher. It was evident at a young age that Bl@ke had the ability to command the attention of a crowd – not just with his vocal performances, but with his dancing abilities and larger-than-life stage presence.  

Over time, Bl@ke’s musical talents have been inspired by many artists, but none more so than the late great Nipsey Hussle. It’s in Hussle’s Marathon mantra that Bl@ke finds his own work ethic rooted in the take the stairs approach and eliminating the middleman. Bl@ke is the consummate creative, allowing the process to mold him into, not only a better artist, but a better man. 

“I believe in uplifting and encouraging people through my music,” Bl@ke said. “I want to inspire others if I do nothing else. I want to create music that blesses and encourages the audience; to give other people opportunities that I wasn’t handed. I hope this world remembers me for my heart – for how I love people and how I made good music.” 

To listen to Bl@ke’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 






[VIDEO] Configa & DJ Views – “I Want U 2 Make It” | @configa

Mega-producer Configa and DJ Views release visuals for “I Want U 2 Make It.” The single with KXNG Crooked, Speech (Arrested Development), and Sulpacio Jones on vocals, is taken from the critically acclaimed collaborative album ‘The Year After’ by Configa and DJ Views.  

Shot in South Africa, the video’s narrative brilliantly paints a canvas empowering all walks of life to push through the odds to make it in life. The video also cites the thin line of choosing to steer ahead or veer off one’s chosen path.  Watch “I Want U 2 Make It” and connect with Configa below.

About ‘The Year After’

Configa, national and international producer to the stars and DJ Views have worked closely over the past 6 months on a 12-track album featuring Hip Hop legends including KXNG Crooked, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Speech (Arrested Development), Chino XL, Craig G, Ruste Juxx, and El Da Sensei just to name a few, in a melting pot of musical genius. The album, recently released and executively produced by Configa for Configaration Records, is already buzzing in major Album Of The Year discussions.

Bandcamp Link to purchase ‘The Year After’ album  


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SaadiFour – I Can’t

Raw emotion takes center stage on new music from 19-year-old artist Saadifour

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Money, power, respect and loyalty are the four things that are of utmost importance to up-and-coming young artist Saadifour. At only 19-years-old, this fast-rising star from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is already making a name for himself in hip-hop circles and is set to become an international artist with his latest hit single “I Can’t.” 

It’s clear from the opening bars that Saadifour pours his deepest feelings into everything he creates. As he weaves stories from his current status in life, this freestyle master pours out emotional pain and moments of frustration in ways that will immediately relate with a wide range of audiences all around the world.  

“It’s a song that says, ‘I know it’s gonna be OK, but I can’t make like I’m cool with everything that’s going on,’” Saadifour said. “I’m freestyling about what’s going on in my city, and some of the stuff I go through on the regular. But despite many setbacks, I will never be the one to give up. I have a 1-year-old son and a family at home that’s depending on me to make a difference. To my greatest ability, I will use my talent that Allah has given me, and one day it will be my turn to prove to the world that I’m one of the greatest artists out of Philly.” 

Saadifour said rap has always been something that has come natural to him. Since he was a young kid it’s been something he’s been good at. He first learned from his father, who was also a rapper and would often get together with Saadifour’s uncles to create music. As he grew older, Saadifour began to study some of his favorite artists – rappers like Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert – who came from his same neighborhood. He started freestyling with friends and would get a lot of high praise from anyone who heard him, and in 2018 – at the age of 16 – he started recording some of his music. In the years since he’s created more than 100 songs and developed a sound and style that is unique and catchy. 

“Every time I hit the beat I do it off the top of my head,” he said. “It’s what I really feel. Some people make music for other people, but I do it for myself as well as for other people. I do both. My music is insane. My voice is unique. I can jump on any type of music and I can do every type of flow. A lot of people out there only have one flow and can’t jump on multiple lanes like I can. I want people to know that I’ve got everything they want. However you’re feeling, I’ve got it. If you’re down, or you want something up-tempo, I’ve got everything. And you’re gonna feel that emotion every time.” 


Saadifour said he has a new mixtape called “Phases” that is set to drop before the end of August that fans can look forward to, and he might drop another single before that.

To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 


Instagram/Twitter- @Saadifour  


Salazar – Gone (feat. North Star “Da General” & Agony “The Secret Weapon)

 Poignant new song ‘Gone’ captures sentimentality of pain and loss 

MIAMI, FL – A lot of people have lost loved ones over the past year-and-a-half. Whether through complications with the COVID virus, or through street violence, or police brutality, or any number of other situations – the world has dealt with a lot of loss recently. Cuban-American hip-hop and trap artist Salazar is no different. In 2002 he found his best friend murdered in his own house, and in the years since the feeling of loss and melancholy has been almost overwhelming at times. To help himself and others cope with that pain and mourn in healthy ways, he reached out to fellow artists and longtime friends North Star “Da General” and Agony “The Secret Weapon” to pen the new song “Gone.” Together – with other artists from South Florida – they formed the collective known as Common Ground. With the help of producers Marc French and Dicee of Savoir Faire Entertainment, they created a poignant, almost film-like vibe that is reverberating in powerful ways all around the world. 

“It’s tragic,” Salazar said of the loss so many have experienced this year. “A lot of people I mention in the song are friends we lost – people we played baseball with in little league. The common ground the three of us on this track have is we all lost loved ones and friends to police brutality and street violence. We’ve all known each other for 20 years, and it really hits too close to home when we have fallen soldiers. Unfortunately it’s something people can really relate to right now.” 

Salazar said other credits on the single include Miguel Profile Castro – who has producer credits in the past with super hip-hop duo Mobb Deep – and Steven Fabian Dorce, AKA “Mic Rippa” – a Miami hip-hop pioneer who was signed to an independent label by the name of Rolly Roll Records and was scooped up to work with the Beatnuts in the early 1990s. 

“That’s what makes this song a staple to the Miami hip-hop community,” he said. “These guys were local legends. Miguel would let us in the Miami Dade Community College midi lab, and even if we weren’t matriculated in the school he’d let us be in there working and learning and keeping us out and away from trouble. He’s the reason we met and why we still make music to this day.” 

Born in Miami, Florida to Cuban-American parents, Salazar’s childhood dream was to follow in his father’s footsteps and play professional baseball. In 2016 he began to pursue a solo career, focusing on the surging popularity of trap music – a style that he had perfected in the early 2000s before it became a popular sub-genre of hip-hop. His first song after coming back was a single called “Soy Trapero,” which is a made-up slang term for anyone who loves trap music. To say the single put him on the map is an understatement. It’s a song that created its own movement – from clothes and hats to being the No. 1 artist on ReverbNation for Miami. That movement has expanded over the past three years to encompass two unique brands – Soy Trapero and Chico Mobb, with clothes and apparel in Spanish and English, respectively. 

Salazar has also worked to create amazing visuals for all his music over the past few years. One of the more recent music videos that has gained a lot of traction is for his hit single “Whippin That Work.” Tens of thousands of viewers have already streamed the video, and the reviews that Salazar has been getting have been impressive. A video for “Gone” is slated to drop on July 13, as well, and Salazar said it will offer visuals that will only serve to elevate the poignancy of the song even more. 

“We shot in a cemetery and in a church and by some railroad tracks at sunset – somewhere heavenly with sunlight in the background,” he said. “The images themselves will help you see and feel what we’re trying to bring with this song. We went even to one of the tombstones of one of our homeboys that we’re talking about in the song. They’re amazing visuals that match the song perfectly.” 

To listen to Salazar’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

Gone links:  

Spotify: Gone
Soundcloud: Gone by salazar305
YouTube Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExD-QyEHiso  

Youtube Lyric Video: Salazar “El Tabaquero” “Gone” feat North Star “Da General” & Agony “The Secret Weapon” Lyric Video 










Spotify: Salazar El Tabaquero 


Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-201853585 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/n_o_r_t_h_305/ 

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/N_O_R_T_H_305 

North Star Da General Spotify: 



Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/agony305 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agony305/ 

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/agony305 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agony305 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/agony305 

Bandcamp: https://agony305.bandcamp.com 

Agony The Secret Weapon Spotify:  

Agony “The Secret Weapon” 

JHN.K – Legends Never Fall

JHN.K inspires others to never quit with epic new track ‘Legends Never Fall’ 

ELIZABETH, NJ – JHN.K is an artist from New Jersey who’s music is an illustration of his past, present and future. His vision is displayed vividly through his top-tier lyrical prowess and versatile songwriting. Every song he creates is a release of intense emotion focused on captivating the listener. His latest single, “Legends Never Fall,” is no exception. 

Created with the intention of feeling like you’re pushing for so long for something and then finally gain that success, “Legends Never Fall” is the kind of inspirational track that audiences all over the world will be using to motivate themselves for years to come. Inspired by the legendary DMX – one of JHN.K’s favorite artists – the song uses some dark undertones as a foundation as he brings an aggressive flow that showcases his ability to sing and rap. Overall the vibe of the song feels epic – with ethereal synths in the background that make it feel big and cinematic. 

“It’s a song about admitting to myself that I’ll never allow myself to quit,” JHN.K said. “I won’t ever stop. I’m acknowledging that the gifts I have put me in a certain place, and now I’m trying to prove myself to the world. It has an upbeat tone but there are definitely some darker undertones to it, and that’s because of the inspiration of DMX – who passed a few months after we did the record. A few of the lines in there are quotes from his second album. Overall the song has an inspirational message behind it.” 

JHN.K is an artist who has been developed his signature sound since he was a kid. He started writing poetry when he was about 11 years old, and the first artist who ever caught his attention was Mos Def. His knowledge of hip-hop grew as he studied other legends from the early 2000s, and one day he started putting his poems to beats. He said many people who listen to his music today can recognize the inspirations he’s used over the years to develop his craft, but ultimately his sound is like nothing else that has ever come before. The combination of vibes that he brings through his music makes him stand out – from his voice to his writing to his high-quality production. 

For “Legends Never Fall” JHN.K said he worked with IdiomSounds as the main producer, while his long-time co-producer LES also helped on the track. He’s worked with them on other projects in the past and said they bring another level of quality to the table that music lovers will definitely appreciate. He’s also working on more music with them, and has a bunch of singles ready to drop later this year as things progress. His high-quality videos also showcase an amazing talent and take his brand to a whole other level. 

To listen to JHN.K’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 



Social Media: 

IG: Instagram.com/jhn.k_91/ 

FB: Facebook.com/JHN.L.K.LME 

Twitter: Twitter.com/JHNK_LME

Randy Hannah ­- Hands of Time

Professional balladeer Randy explores lost love with acoustic piano ballad ‘Hands of Time’ 

ROCHESTER, NY – Music has a power to bring people together – whether for the first time, or through reuniting people who have been apart. This is especially true of love songs, and for New York based balladeer Randy, his love ballad “Hands of Time” – set to be released across all streaming platforms this June – is the kind of song that can lead to healing for a lot of people around the world.  

The acoustic piano ballad from this seasoned songwriter and professional musician is told from the point of view of a man who is trying to save his relationship with the woman that he loves. After a bad breakup, she’s left him and he is distraught. He cries himself to sleep because he’s so sorrowful, and he goes into a dream that Randy describes as an almost Wizard of Oz type environment. In this dream the man asks the hands of time to rewind and take him back to a place when the woman was his and things were good between them.  

“He believes he can get to the hands of time and convince them to rewind on his behalf,” Randy said. “It’s a forbidden type of thing, almost – but he’s desperate. I’m a balladeer, and this definitely falls into that category. That’s my thing. I don’t believe love or romance is dead. What you have in today’s market is a lot of sex – too many artists tend to get right down to the sex, and the era I came from the romance came before the sex. You wanted to woo a woman into the bed. That’s the gist of my approach musically. I don’t believe chivalry is dead.” 

Randy has always been that kind of a songwriter and performer. As a child growing up in the 1980s, he studied a lot of the R&B legends of the day – from Baby Face to Michael Jackson to the Isley Brothers and especially Marvin Gaye. He dug deep into the music, and it wasn’t long before he started writing poems to match the songs he was playing on the piano. And along the way he found a purpose and a motivation to the music he was creating. 

“I want to be known for bringing people back together,” he said. “Music is a way to open the door. It’s something that people can use to rekindle their love, or find love for the first time if they’re looking for it.” 

Randy said “Hands of time” is part of a bigger album that he plans to release later this year. Before that, however, he’s planning to release another single called “Do All Lives Matter” sometime in mid-June.  

To listen to Randy’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 







Manicc brings a Different Type of Flavor to Atlanta with their new single “Shake”

Atlanta is known for the star factor in the rap scene that includes a multitude of successful rappers and entertainers coming from all corners of the “Peach State.” Atlanta natives Drew Toliver and Bruce Prelutsky bring the very lit underground EDM scene to the forefront with the formation of their DJ duo “Manicc” and the release of their debut single, “Shake”. The stigma of EDM just being noise and sounds is long gone and it’s because of fire tracks like this. If you are looking for a cool way to get into EDM and want to be ahead of the manufactured cookie cutter curve-by having the newest and latest-then you should be listening to Manicc. They are not new to this-they have rocked stages in their home state of Georgia, across the country, and even across the water! 


Manicc has amassed a loyal and ever-growing fanbase that is indicative of the level of talent and star power these two young DJs possess. You can hear the influence of more established DJ/Producers like Wax Motif, Walker & Royce, even a bit of Chris Lake over their infectious and dance-ready whomps and drops. The single “Shake” will make you get up and move, whether in the gym on the dance floor or just at home catching a vibe. We recommend you give this Techno House/Bass House banger a listen and be swept away into an instant party because “Manicc” is bringing the vibes and they can’t be denied! Be sure to connect with Manicc on social media and digital music platforms.







[VIDEO] Carlito Black – “Kawhi” | @ItsCarlitoBlack

Carlito Black releases the visual to his Latest Banga “Kawhi”

Carlito Black, born DeCarlo Serrano, is an exceptional lyricist with an aggressive delivery. He was born and raised in Carol City -an impoverished northern suburb of Miami, Florida -also known as Murda Gardens. The Southern lyricist operates independently and self-funded under his imprint, Blueprint Music Group. Similar to Nipsey Hussle and Crenshaw, He is incorporating his hood into a diverse marketing strategy. His 10-year scenic route to popularity has chiseled him into a polished artist, songwriter, producer, and business-savvy hustler. Also known as “Baby Jefe,” Carlito’s self-proclaimed title seems to be the theme of his strategic fearlessness. 

Carlito Black

Carlito Black infuses gritty conscientious lyrics into an energetic trap nostalgia with distinctive signature sounds. His content reflects the mind of an unorthodox critical thinker with exceptional penmanship. Black has delivered tracks like “Cross Da BorderAin’t Asking, and ThugLife” which can be heard on platforms like Spotify. Representing his Jamaican roots and Dominican Republican bloodline, the self-made mogul offers dynamic vocals laced with random Spanglish lingo and patois accents. Despite the overwhelming lack of support from the 305 veterans, Dade County’s black sheep and owner of B.P.M.G. Blueprint Music Group is the most slept on independent artist in Hip-Hop! Be sure to connect with Carlito Black on all social media and digital music platforms.