[NEW MUSIC] DERYK EVONS – “TROUBLES” | @DerykEvons

Midwest Artist Deryk Evons delivers his latest single “Troubles”

Born in La Grange, IL, Deryk Evons is an artist with a unique perspective on his sound and vision. From punchy trap-inspired beats to melodic samples and incredibly catchy hooks, he repeatedly brings the essence of what’s new in music. At the age of 10, he took an interest in music. During his childhood, he grew up with hand-me-down IPods and would listen to music bands like “My Chemical Romance” and “Fall Out Boy.” 

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At the age of 15, Deryk Evons didn’t get into rap music until he heard varieties of the genre that included artists like Eminem and 50 Cent. At that time, Eminem was the biggest influence in rap when he begins to rap music. Eminem’s wordplay and delivery inspires the young rapper and helps him hone his artistry. Currently, Deryk listens to artists like Saint Jhn and Clever who have taught him how to be more melodic and honest within his music. When Saint Jhn dropped his project titled “Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs“, Deryk Evons’ entire outlook on music changed. 

During Deryk’s career, he has been featured on sites like Hot New Hip Hop and Clonefluence. Additionally, he appeared on the “My Opinion Doesn’t Matter” Podcast. His music library contains his songs “Troubles” and “Calm and Collected.”

“I plan to take over the music industry. I want to be able to change people’s lives with my music.”~ Deryk Evons 

Deryk Evons feels if he can inspire someone to push forward and/or make it through a rough time with his music, he accomplished exactly what music did for him. His goals include making it to the top and staying there for as long as he possibly can. Be sure to connect with Deryk Evons on social media and digital music platforms like Spotify.

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[NEW MUSIC] LERON LAMAR – “AMAZON”| @majorzmuzic

East Coast Hip-Hop Artist Leron Lamar drops his latest project “Amazon”

Leron Lamar is an emerging hip-hop artist and producer from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Formerly known as Top Prospekt, Leron Lamar is set to make waves in the music industry with his unparalleled sound and style. Inspired by his life experiences, Leron Lamar radiates an energy-filled aura through his music. From losing his job to be homeless, amongst other things like hardships, envy, broken relationships, and love, Leron has a story to tell through his sound.

Moreover, he seeks to push the envelope and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style that is truly his own and will inspire people around the world. The talented musician is fueled by his passion for music, and his desire to create a unique sound that will make an impact on people. Leron Lamar is an artist to keep an eye on and ear out for. He is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come. Be sure to connect with Leron on all social media and digital music platforms.

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[WATCH] FLYREEF -“NO TOP” | @flyreef87

Fly Reef Entertainment Artist Flyreef’s “No Top” visual highlights his Hometown

Flyreef is a Muslim rapper originally from Brooklyn, NY. Having developed his passion for music and fashion as a child, Flyreef has found a distinct voice in the Yes. Flyreef was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. His mother brought him up in a Muslim tradition. Despite the challenges of a single-parent home, Flyreef’s mother tried her best to keep him updated with the latest fashion trends. These early life experiences would set the course for his life. More importantly, his close relationship with his mother would serve as his most significant source of inspiration and strength.

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At the age of 10, Flyreef began rapping and exploring his musicality. Because of his interests, Flyreef’s tastes gravitated towards hip-hop icons. His influences include Jay-Z, fabulous, DMX, and Biggie. The impact of his upbringing would continue to manifest through the years. 

As Flyreef grew older, he kept the eye for fashion that his mother had given him. The artist’s choice of a stage name is another expression of his ongoing exploration of his culture and religion. At first, he pushed the name Shareef to embrace his religion more. This later developed into his current name, Flyreef, merging his religious influences and artistry. Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.

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[NEW MUSIC] BANKZ-“NO WAY” ft. @bunB @propain713|@bankzdwan

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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.

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[NEW MUSIC] PAT PHINNEY-“WITH THAT” | @PATPHINNEYMUSIC

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. 

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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.

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[NEW MUSIC] SAMUEL ARCHER – “Quality (Remix)”|@samalimusic

Sam Archer -Veteran Reggae/R&B Singer/Producer- officially launches the first single from his upcoming album

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 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 [2014], Nadira Norjahan’s Double A-Side, II [2015], Love Pain & Redemption [2016], 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.

For more information contact: samsdigital.net@gmail.com

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[MUSIC] ICE GRILL & DJ M80 – “IN YOUR VOICE”|@IceGrill585

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.

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[NEWS] The Best Way To Join UNITED MUSIC MAFIA|@UNITEDMMAFIA

The C.E.O. of United Music Mafia Sean Whitlow prepares to take 2021 by Storm

Sean “OG Big Sean” Whitlow is a veteran of the game that realizes there is still much more work to do in his career. This isn’t to say that he hasn’t achieved great success and passed seemingly insurmountable obstacles with ease. OG Big Sean has established himself as a constant player in the game, providing a fresh take on the genre lyrically and providing a great landscape for budding artists to grow over the years.

United Music Mafia’s focus is on creating and giving exposure to new talent-artists, producers, or DJs. Their objective is to provide artists with marketing and promotional facilities. Artists that collaborate with their label can expect both professional terms and privileges. 

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“This campaign is very important for the company. My strategy is to build a buzz for the artists and United Music Mafia. The end state is when I go sit at the table with the majors, it’s not just me telling a story.

I will show them that they will get more than just an artist and a label. They are getting a team of like-minded business people that can generate capital and success.~ Sean Whitlow

Mr. Sean Whitlow and his team are preparing to release a series of EPs and singles that feature the artists on the label throughout the 1st and 2nd quarters. The untitled projects that will be dropping are as follows: 

February 8th – Pound, Jes-B 

February 15th –Gunsmoke 

February 22nd – Zee Bo

February 28th – Nulli Null 

March 5th – Quepe

March 12th – FSO 

March 19th – The Real 9 Shots 

March 26th – Rich Kirk

April 5th – Souljah 

April 12th -C-Dub Nigha

EPs releases are as follows: 

February 15th Florida Power and United Music Mafia

February 28th Corporate Street Hustlin

March 12th CV-19. 

All dates are tentative. The public will have access to the compilations after the announcement on UMM’s social media accounts and website. Additionally, there will be a private session for deejays to log into their zoom(to be announced). All music is scheduled for release on all digital music platforms. 

The music trend has changed a lot with time. UMM promises a whole lot of fun in the future with more and more concerts, parties, and showcases. Be sure to connect United Music Mafia and Sean Whitlow on all social media platforms and their website.

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[VIDEO]Rexx Life Raj – “Bad Bad Bad”

Rexx Life Raj Kicks Off 2021 With “Bad Bad Bad” Video

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Rapper Rexx Life Raj kicks off the year with a new video for California Poppy 2 EP standout track “Bad Bad Bad.” The video showcases Raj’s lively and exuberant personality and sees the Pigeons and Planes Best New Artist in a hazmat suit playing a three on three basketball game, walking around his hometown, the Bay Area, and having a picnic in the park.

“Bad Bad Bad” also has the honor of being a part of ESPNmusic (@espnmusic) and the NBA on ESPN’s (@nbaonespn) featured commercial soundtrack. The song will be featured prominently throughout all NBA programming on ESPN and ABC, along with flagship shows Sportscenter and First Take.

California Poppy 2 saw Raj offering thoughtful commentary on what it means to be a Black man in America with his masterful flow and slick wordplay. Raj transitions from hilarious anecdotes and clever bullshit to heartfelt gems about relationships, and self-reflection, often making him both teacher and class clown on the same record. Produced by Kyle Betty (Raj’s in house producer) and ReeceBeats (G-Eazy, Kehlani) and mixed by Alex Tumay (Young Thug, Travis Scott), California Poppy 2 also featured industry luminaries like Juvenile and British rapper Kojey Radical.

Other singles from California Poppy 2 include “Freak” ft. Juvenile (an NPR Music Staff Top Pick), “State of Mind” (“sunny single” – Uproxx), “Tesla in a Pandemic” (“introspective instrumental that sounds as smooth as the Tesla” – Hot New Hip Hop) and “Canvas” (“will untether you from the day-to-day realities” – KUTX).

Stay tuned for more music from Raj this year.

VanJess Announce New EP ‘Homegrown’

Out January 29 On Keep Cool/RCA Records

Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess announce their new EP ‘Homegrown.’ Slated for release on Keep Cool/RCA Records on January 29, the nine-song collection is the official follow up to their 2018 debut album ‘Silk Canvas,’ which Pitchfork called “a captivating fusion of 1990s R&B with contemporary electronic touches.”

‘Homegrown’ hosts a robust group of collaborators, including Grammy-nominated producer KAYTRANADA, neo-soul group Phony PPL and Pomo, whose producer credits include Mac Miller’s ‘Swimming,’ Anderson Paak’s ‘Ventura’ and HONNE’s ‘No Song Without You.’ As a whole, VanJess continues along their upward trajectory on ‘Homegrown,” creating a cohesive, well-rounded project that reaches new sonic heights elevated by remarkable visuals.

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Out today is VanJess’ new single “Curious.” The song lays out a diverting game of cat and mouse, as the ladies’ sultry “come hither” verses play off Jimi Tents and Garren’s accounts of passion and chemistry. Together, the vocal talents of each act ricochet off a bouncing beat produced by Jay Kurzweil (GoldLink, SZA).

In addition to “Curious,” singles like “Come Over,” “Slow Down” and “High & Dry” give a promising glimpse at what’s to come with ‘Homegrown.’ With a driving bass and drums that could soundtrack any bedroom disco, “Come Over” showcases VanJess’ perfected harmonies. Meanwhile, “High & Dry,” which LADYGUNN describes as a “sensual and laid-back vibe with intoxicating backing beats,” is a sensual invitation of a song, buoyed by VanJess’ stylish vocals and cheeky wordplay.

At the end of 2020, the ladies released a live rendition of “Slow Down” as a part of the eponymous “Homegrown Sessions,” which has also produced live versions of “Come Over” and “High & Dry.” Surrounded by clouds and looking as angelic as ever, VanJess takes viewers to heaven on “Slow Down” live. The song itself is a sweet, slow jam with swirls of R&B grooves and simmering undertones. VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian.

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