Narrated by Female Hip Hop Icon Lil’ Kim, “American Gangster: Trap Queens” explores the rise, fall, and redemption of America’s most notorious female criminals
BET+ announces the return of its hit unscripted series AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS – a true crime series detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters. Narrated by female hip hop icon Kimberly Jones a.k.a. Lil’ Kim, season two presents new and fascinating true stories of fierce and savvy women who hustled hard and solidified their place in the game, however illicit their means may have been. BET+ will release the first five episodes of AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS S2 on Thursday, January 14.
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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”).
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.
Atlanta-based Magazine Daily Mumble is recognized as “The Most Valuable in the World”
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.
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.”
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.
Chicago Artist Sarah Soulstress delivers her latest project “What’s Wrong”
Born and raised in Chicago’s Southside, the up-and-coming R & B artist Sarah Soulstress is also known by many of her peers as Sarah Star.
She’s inspired by many national and local Chicago professional rappers, singers, and music producers. She joined many other great performing artists at the 2012 and 2016 Voice Auditions. Having those experiences, Sarah Songstress begins pushing herself to the next level. For bookings and features, feel free to email Sarah directly at – email@example.com Also, Be sure to connect with her on social media and digital music outlets.
Sonic Joy Records’ collective, Night Creed delivers their latest single, “Bittersweet”
SONIC JOY Records and Producer-John Meisel present “Bittersweet”-the new single of their international Urban project NIGHT CREED. “Bittersweet” is the 5th international single by producer and songwriter John Meisel. It epitomizes a unique sound and style that could be described as intense, full of passion, and inspiring moods, providing a massive listening experience.
NIGHT CREED features powerful, complex rhythms, ultra-modern sounds, and last but not least-displays awesome studio singers ranging from rappers to an array of impressive female and male vocalists. The Sonic Joy Records’ collective has delivered other projects like “Icebreaker, Take Me Higher, Love Me Now and Fly With Me.”
International Artist 3Tune drops his latest single “Relax”
Essa Abdulsalam, who goes by the stage name 3tune, is a Hip-hop rapper based in Dubai, UAE. He has been creating music for some time now and has managed to grow his fan base very quickly.
3Tune has been able to reach out to people all over the world and have his message touch the hearts of many. So far in 2020, he has accumulated over 12,000 streams on singles like “Want You, I’m Winning, Voice, See You-” just to name a few. Currently, he is working on releasing more new music soon. Be sure to connect with 3Tune on all social media and digital music platforms.
West Coast Artist, Ollie Joseph delivers the visual to his latest single “Moon & Back”
Rapper Ollie Joseph (born and raised in Japan) and producer UNRTHDX have been working on a magnificent work of art the past couple of months bringing you their result in the form of “Moon & Back: The Journey.” “Moon & Back” is the second of four and tells the story of his observations he made while going out. He has seen people his age complain about how there “aren’t any good ones left,” yet they spend time looking in all the wrong places.
“There are 7.8B people in the world, imagine how many others you’re compatible with. Imagine how many people you’ve met that fit you perfectly, but you never pursued them. “Moon & Back” is about offering up that chance to see what could come of it.” – Ollie Joseph
“Moon & Back” is the second of four tracks on their “Moon & Back: The Journey” project by Ollie Joseph x UNRTHDX.
Atlanta artist Saitham releases his latest single “Bleeding” on digital music platforms
Born in Douala Cameroon to Nigerian parents, before moving to America. Saitham started out as a DJ performing in Boston and later decided to go fully into music as an artist. In April, Saitham dropped his first single titled “Slowly”. It garnered so much attention and ever since then he has not looked back at all.
Saitham’s latest single, “Bleeding” has an infectious groove combined with a catchy hook that the listener may relate to. The scorned one is confessing to his cheating girl -“My heart is bleeding, can’t stop the bleeding.” Take a listen and let us know your thoughts!
Southern Rapper Frntstret YBN is making his mark on the digital music platforms
Frntstret YBN was born in South Carolina and raised in Covington, Louisiana. He begins writing and rapping in July 2020. His music library contains tracks like “On My Shoulders, Ain’t Had To (feat. Reeny Reen), Geechie Motivator” and his latest single “Streets” are doing well on Spotify and other platforms. His single “Paper” appeared ‘Love and Hip’s Safaree’s mixtape GET STRAIIITTTT.
Frntstret YBN is a hundred percent into music, sports, and interacting with fans. Be sure to connect with him on all social media and digital music platforms.