New Music: Page Kennedy – “Page” (Album Stream) | @PageKennedy

Today, Hip Hop lyricist, box-office star, comedian, and former battle rapper PAGE KENNEDY releases new self-titled album PAGE following his release with Method Man and Elzhi for his new single “PAIN” available now across all DSP’s via EMPIRE.

PAGE includes production from Mic West and Grammy-award-winning Aftermath producer Focus featuring guests Xzibit, Ali Caldwell, Method Man, Elzhi, Chief Wakil, and more. The album is available to stream.

Described as “a stellar lyricist,” by HipHopDX and “an absolute beast on the microphone” by 2 Dope Boyz, Page utilizes his bar-for-bar lyrical prowess to tell stories celebrating and examining the Black and Brown experience through the lens of his personal experiences. The album is releasing following his co-starring lead in the 530.2 million worldwide box office hit “The Meg,” and ahead of his co-starring role alongside Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps in the highly-anticipated Netflix original series “The Upshaw’s,” which is slated for release later this year.

Page Kennedy explains “PAGE”: I’m known for hard beats, bars, and storytelling. Thanks to Focus and Mic West on production that is no doubt achieved here as they laid the perfect musical canvases for me to paint my thoughts and frustrations with 2020 upon. As a Black man and father, the injustices of 2020 hit hard and close to home. While my projects don’t usually have much social commentary in them, I felt compelled on this album to not only give a conscious view of issues permeating society and the racial and socio-political trauma affecting Black and Brown communities, but to also celebrate the things that keep us going as a people despite it all.

ArielViews – “Show You This”

Today rising southern group ArielViews releases the jazzy new single, “Show You This.” The track is a whirlwind of melodic vocals, upbeat guitar, and the alluring saxophone of Ariel Prater. 

Although the song premiers on most platforms today, “Show You This” was pre-released for early consumption on digital radio platforms. The track has seen strong reception through repetitive spins already, and it’s easy to see why with harmonic vocal rifts that weave through vibrant instrumental solos. 

“Show You This” is smooth and rhythmic, drawing fans to the dancefloor. The meaning can be left open for interpretation, but with the lyrics, “Can’t wait till I show you this,” it’s clear that ArielViews is excited for listeners to hear what they’re creating. They are showing audiences what they’re capable of and leaving fans eager for more.

This new debut from ArielViews is taking all of their experience as a cover band and translating it into their original work. After studying music from such a large variety of decades, artists, and genres, they have developed a unique sound that audiences crave. 

Between their broad instrumentation and distinct vocals, ArielViews defies genre norms giving them a diverse take on music. The group is standing out as exceptional masters of their craft. Their lively stage presence is a specialty for ArielViews, and they bring high-energy to every show they perform. They have appeared at venues all across the United States, including a tour through Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. After years of memorable performances, ArielViews has earned a reputation for their engaging events that get crowds on their feet grooving to the beat. 

ArielViews was founded by Atlanta native Ariel Prater. Classically trained in the piano, Prater started playing in a band with his brothers when he was young. Music has always been a large part of his life and he has evolved from years of experience. Prater grew gradually as an artist, eventually adopting the sax as his primary instrument today. He has an intense love for the stage, and concert-goers are always pleased with the passion in his lyrics.

The genre-blending elements of ArielViews are setting them apart from the average players in the entertainment industry today. Mixing jazz and neo-soul with hip-hop and R&B, they are doing something different. With “Show You This,” ArielViews is offering just a taste of what they have in store. The single is part of a larger album set for release later this spring. 

New Video: Young Sixx Ft. D.DoT – “Shining” | @YoungSixx

While many West Coast artists rely on their street credit, and section to promote and build momentum behind their music while using the same blueprint and sound with the typical gangster music or ratchet party content. Young Sixx out of the I.E (Riverside) to be exact is a breath of fresh air. His new single “Shining” even though a cover, shows just how talented he is as an artist as well as a rapper. The beat already alone gives you positive vibes, and the hook grabs you and will have you singing along.

Young Sixx displays his rap skills and delivery proving he is the best all-around artist emerging out of the west coast. The video gives us another side of Young Sixx as far as branding and reimaging and adding more layers to him as an artist. The storyline boasts how he wants to separate himself from the local talent and stand out, and he does exactly that.

New Video: PGF Shawt – “Finally” | @ItsOnly1Shawt

PGF Shawt is back today with another new visual for his single “Finally.” The release comes off the heels of his Narcos mixtape hosted by DJ Scream which featured the Boosie Badazz-assisted single “Advice.” Having already collaborated with some of the biggest names in all of music, the Atlanta based hip-hop star shows no slowing down as his star continues to rise. Watch the Trenton Ezell-directed video below.

Tim Da Jeweler Designs Diamond Encrusted Hats By Hand

Today Bay Area Jewelry designer Tim Da Jeweler has announced new groundbreaking work on his new line of micro pave hand set diamond encrusted fitted hats to be designed  in his new luxury showroom in Concord, CA.

After spending time in the insurance industry for several years trying to find his calling, Tim Da Jeweler began to sell simple jewelry at an economic rate online to build his business until he was able to quit his insurance gig.

“I had bought some square earrings off of eBay and I thought about how I could easily sell and make them myself. I started off making square earrings that was the popular style at the time and I was doubling and tripling my money. I was making five times more than I was at the insurance company, so I quit the insurance business to do what I love and I started TSV Jewelers.”

After establishing TSV jewelers as a place where people can buy economical jewelry for less than a few hundred dollars, online Tim Da Jeweler established TDJ to provide the  Bay Area community with high end custom pendants, earrings, rings and more.

“I wanted to be able to cater to all markets. ” Tim Da Jeweler explained. “Starting off my customers need to have a design or I can make the design for a small deposit. I can always spice up someone’s design, but once they approve the design we give them a 3D rendering of the work we are ready to produce.”

Recalling some of his favorite pieces Tim Da Jeweler explained that he always looks for ways to upgrade and augment the look of his customer’s design.

“One time I worked with a client on this pirate piece that says West Pittsburg and it was rose and white gold. We just vibed out when we were just adding details here and there it and it just came out to be a masterpiece. It’s not too crazy but everything just fits and we really worked together to make it perfect,” he said.

Seeking to educate his customers as well, Tim Da Jeweler often speaks to his customers about the limited resell value of diamond encrusted pieces. By educating his customers on the jewelry, Tim Da Jeweler hopes to create a space where everyone can get what they are looking for within their budget.

“It’s expensive to remove diamonds out of the jewelry and it takes time ” Tim Da Jeweler said. “Many  people think their is a resell market for custom jewelry but in reality their isn’t it takes a lot of work to get the diamonds out so you’re really only going to get 20-25% of your money if that after you melt the gold and remove the diamonds out. That’s why we want to make sure they are happy with every piece so they would never want to melt it down.”

Now fully equipped with a showroom, Tim Da Jeweler can give all of his clients the celebrity treatment no matter their background.

“I just opened up a showroom where customers can come in and we can consult and we set up private appointments so we can just talk and brainstorm ideas. I offer promotional packages where we can have a videographer and photographer come in and it’s kind of a luxury feel and celebrity treatment for the everyday customer, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the star treatment.