Kafaye – “By Your Side”

Kafaye - "By Your Side"
Toronto-based hip-hop songwriter and artist, Kafayé, is on the rise! From performing on large stages alongside Reggae greats like Beres Hammond and Nadine Sutherland, to raging in mosh-puts as a member of “No Tourists,” Kafayé has the positive vibes and creative influence that make him shine! Kafayé’s single, ‘By Your Side,’ is a mix of feel-good pop music, with influences of hip-hop and soul. With an urgency and verve, its catchy hook and rhythmic melodies, it is meant to make you reminiscent of your first love. ‘By Your Side’ is an amalgamation of past experiences and moments shared with those who have left a lasting impression on Kafayé’s heart, whether from an intimate relationship or a platonic one. Kafayé understands that when you find something real, you want to hold onto it forever. ‘By Your Side’ channels this, showing us Kafayé’s vulnerable side. This is a narrative on the beauty of love, proudly professed by Kafayé, through his expressive lyrics, full of unrequited emotion.

“As long as you need me, I’ll stay by your side.”

‘By Your Side’ is the led single off his upcoming 12-track EP “Far from Perfect” which dropped November 17th 2020.

Cam Wallace – “Retail”

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Today Houston bred artist Cam Wallace delivers new music for the fans with a brand new release titled, “Retail.” Produced by Swoope, a frequent collaborator of Cam’s, the track is dedicated to every female and is a soundtrack for the women out there looking for some music while they are getting dressed.   Recently added to Spotify’s XOXO Playlistwith over 1.8 million followers and inspired by one of his favorite pastimes, Cam Wallace runs over the track as raps about all the fly women and fashion that inspired “Retail.” Cam’s hope is that women feel fly inside and out when this record comes on.   “Honestly I’m always shopping, it’s literally one of my favorite past times. I really dig fashion and style overall,” Cam Wallace said.  “I love a woman with style and grace as Biggie would say, so when I heard the beat it really just felt like dressing room music or something you would hear in one your favorite clothing stores. It felt like something you get dressed too, I just kinda ran with that vibe and put it into words.”   After work with Beyonce, Chris Brown, Sevyn Streeter, Ciara, Omarion, Chaz French and a few others Cam Wallace is stepping into the spotlight with new music of his own.   “I’m from Houston Texas, I got my start in music honestly from my dad’s music collection. I grew up surrounded by music in the household so the interest started there as time progressed. I just started loving and learning the craft more,” Cam Wallace explained. “My sound is honestly not just one particular sound, it’s a blend of all the music and vibes I grew up loving. From neo-soul vibes to trap, to R&B to Hip-Hop it’s all mixed in there.”   Set for release on his project 5IVE MICS which released online in late October, Cam Wallace uses “Retail” to keep the momentum going despite COVID-19’s setbacks.  While Cam is focused on developing content, shooting tons of visuals and promoting the project, he has encouraged fans to practice taking care of their mental health daily as he does while we ride out this COVID crisis.   “I had a whole solid plan and rollout lined up and COVID just kinda threw a whole plot twist in the mix. I just figured it has given me more time to prepare, and just really get the craft even more tight. I was really wanting to hit some stages this year and really get my feet wet on that side of things but COVID had other plans, so back to work I go! When it’s time, I’ll be even more ready than I was before.”  

New Music: Tave Getem Ft. A-Wall – “Hard Times” | @TaveGetEm

Tave Getem releases his new single “Hard Times” featuring and produced by A-Wall. The track will be featured on their upcoming joint project titled Tavewall Shit, which is due out on Black Friday. His recent video White Power has hit over 20K views on YouTube and he also plans to announce some big features that are in the works.

A-Wall is the younger brother of R&B singer Trey Songz and has produced for Shy Glizzy, Iggy Azalea, Kat Deluna, and of course Trey Songz. The Virginia natives demonstrate undeniable chemistry on the track and we’re looking forward to more new music from the duo.

STREAM: Tave Getem Ft. A-Wall – Hard Times

Xay Capisce -“Shottas” Ft Boosie

Recently Alabama rapper Xay Capisce re-released his single titled, “Shottas,” taken from his project ON GOD 2 that debuted in 2019. After taking some time off music to sort out some family issues, Xay Capisce is back in action for a collaboration with Lil Boosie that features a music video for the fans. “I coined myself the #SlumGod” Xay Capisce said. “I didn’t focus on radio before but now that the people are focused on me, they need to see and hear me all over, so I’m looking to be on most of your local stations really soon! We have constant spin on satellite radio and it’s getting stronger.” Bred in a small Southern town that loves Southern Trap and what he calls “hustle music,” Xay Capisce says trap is the most listened to music in his small town that’s roughly 90 minutes away from Atlanta and just over the state line. “I came up listening to Boosie and so it was only right we do a record together. And Shottas being one of my favorite movies, I made the song and visual as relative to the movie as possible,” Xay said. The track was produced by Beats The God and the music video was directed by Heatwave Global making sure this was a video the fans could appreciate for years to come. The Capisce LP will include production from GRAMMY Award nominated Priority Beats, 808Mafia, Cicero, BeatZ Da God and Arman to name a few. “They did great camera work for this video, this record is big for me because it’s off my last project titled ON GOD 2 that did really well, so we had to re-release this track with Boosie as a single even though the new album is on the way – it is big for me.” Xay Capisce said. “The next few months is all consistency!! We have my next 2 records dropping which are titled DEAR MR.46 (WE THE PEOPLE) which is a very politically motivated and charged record that is addressing the injustices and oppressions we face on a daily basis and what I have been facing since a youth born and raised in the heart of the south Alabama. We also have a club record that’s dropping at almost the same time titled RUN IT which is a heavy bass laden and uptempo track that makes you feel like a boss and running shit in whatever you do! So we working! My team keeps me busy!” After fighting for his life in the judicial system for almost a decade, Xay Capisce has got a lot to say. “I’ve been home barely 3 years so I want them to tap into my story and relate, so they can get an idea of exactly who they listening to,” Xay Capisce explained. With a radio promo run on the East Coast and then off to the Midwest and doubling back to the South before heading out west Xay Capisce is a busy artist with plans to reach out and meet the fans across the world including in NYC where he connected with Smit BDM and industry insider and dot connector who helped him earn Shade45 airplay. “My mission is to let all the hustlers and kings know that it’s possible to get out the slums doing something that you truly believe in!!! And the slums believed in you enough to be king! So now I’m transferring that same energy to the game. Myself and Drumma boy have an album coming titled “ALAMEMPHIS” to symbolize the union between Alabama and Memphis and what’s coming out of that!

New Video: Scarzeo – “Where I’m From” | @Scarzeo

Virgin Island native Scarzeo releases a visual to his new track “Where I’m From” produced by Ayo Rodney. The release is from his upcoming project titled “Son Of An Immigrant.” The video was shot in Scarzeo’s hometown of the Virgin Islands, where he gives a birds-eye view and direct look to where he is from. Check out the Josh Sikkema directed visual below.

Mic Crenshaw “Freedom” Ft. Gen. Erik And Kiloriti Maasai

Mic Crenshaw "Freedom" Ft. Gen. Erik And Kiloriti Maasai

In celebration of the beginning of a new era, longtime Portland collaborators Mic Crenshaw and Gen.Erik have united with Tanzanian Dancehall artist Kiloriti Maasai to release a new Reggae induced Hip-Hop track “Freedom”.

Following tours through Africa and Russia, and collabs with dead prez and others, Mic Crenshaw has become a world-renowned artist, teacher, and activist. Meanwhile, Gen.Erik has taken a behind the scenes role in past years as the booking agent for many of hip-hop’s all-time greats (Rakim, Raekwon, Scarface, Ghostface, DJ Quik, Goodie Mob).

Both Crenshaw and Gen.Erik have been inspired by the hope and unity displayed in recent months, sparking the decision to work together again creatively; and Kiloriti added his signature East African Dancehall flavor.

According to Gen.Erik, who also produced the track, “Just as we were pondering the threats to freedom in our own country, we received an email that we couldn’t receive access to the vocal tracks because Tanzania had blocked their internet until after the election. It really puts things into perspective- Here we are, fighting against misinformation, division, corruption, and tyranny; while others have no freedom to even address these issues publicly.”

CWBY – “Trap Star”

  Recently CWBY released his new single “Trap Star” a high energy and multi-genre spanning track that ties in the worlds of Country Rock music and Hip-Hop under one roof.

Raised in Florida and first getting his start when he was 19 as a promoter at an EDM club, the now California residing rapper/singer CWBY has grown tremendously since his early years in music expanding from promoting to being an artist himself.

“My first experience with music was when I was 19 and working as a promoter in a big EDM club in Tampa and the DJ asked if I wanted to be an MC/ Hype man for him. I fell in love with being on stage and walking around helping hype everyone throughout the night,” CWBY said.

While CWBY’s new single “Trap Star” relates to the world of the trap, the new single also has undertones of love and relationships that make this song something everyone can relate to on a personal level.  CWBY first entered the music world as a rapper, but before ever releasing a song, he discovered he had some talent as a singer as well. He quickly changed his style, combining the two forms of vocal delivery to further his musical outreach. Experimenting with various sounds and musical melodies, CWBY’s new musical flavor is rapidly catching speed across the country.

“This first single is kind of a love song mixed with a little bit of my personality as well. If you listen to the intro I am talking about basically every relationship I have been in or tried to enter. I love being with someone and being in love, but I tend to push them away because of my lifestyle that is always moving and busy,” CWBY said.

Venturing into a full blown cannabis business in addition to his music, CWBY lives a fast paced life that doesn’t leave much room for relationships.

“The hook is telling the audience why I can’t be with them. I live a fast paced life when it comes to business and music. I barely have time for myself let alone a relationship. I am completely independent and trying to figure out this industry by myself and also own a successful company and brand. Between the two I am always working and stressed out, but when I have free time I prefer to be alone and working on small, but important things like vocal lessons, piano lessons, fitness and Spanish lessons,” he added.

Produced by “Plantez” who is the same DJ who gave him his first gig as a hype man, CWBY lights up the screen in the O Soloman directed video leaving fans hopeful for more content in the future.

In the up and coming months, he plans to release more tracks, pushing him closer towards his dreams and to becoming the next Billboard charting artist.

“In the near future I want to be performing at the highest level on the biggest stages. The idea of having thousands of people singing along to a song I wrote in my kitchen gives me goosebumps. To share that moment with them would be incredible. I truly believe I can get there too. It’s my goal to inspire people who just want to be masters of their destiny whether that’s being an entrepreneur, an artist, or just to make a better life for yourself and those around you. I’ve been through a lot. Heart breaks, I’ve been screwed over countless times, and just working hard, doing good business, being a man of your word and staying loyal to people, it’ll get you there.”