Brandon McCrae – Nightmares & Dreams

New single from Brandon McCrae
captures new sound of ‘hip pop’

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MD – Brandon McCrae is the total package. This hip hop artist from Prince George’s County in Maryland writes, produces, mixes and masters all of his own music. And he has developed such a one-of-a-kind sound that people all along the East Coast have been sitting up and paying attention to.

His newest single, “Nightmares and Dreams,” is a mixture of hip hop and pop underneath an upbeat, fast-tempo groove that invites listeners into a good time. Self-described as a “catchy vibe,” the single is something that came from his attempt to combine multiple genres into one hard-hitting song that would put people in a groove and give them a good time.

McCrae has been producing since he was in high school. He also started battle rapping in high school, and by college had developed a unique sound to the point where he started selling his beats. He made a name for himself, first at North Carolina Central University and then at Morgan State University. That name has continued to grow to more fans all along the East Coast as he has continued to create hit after hit. 

“When I decided to become a Do-It-Yourself artist, I needed to learn how to mix, so I left Morgan State University and went to Full Sail University and joined the recording arts programs,” he said. “Since then, I have built a catalog which I am ready to release. My production and my flow set me apart from anybody else out there. My production is elaborate and intricate. I definitely have my own style, and I like to combine different styles so you can get the best of every world. I want to be known for being able to do it all – mixing, producing, writing. A lot of music sounds the same today and I want people to be able to distinctively tell my music apart because of the quality.”

McCrae not only writes, produces and mixes all of his music, but he also plays multiple instruments. He plays the drums, violin, piano, guitar, and a variety of other instruments whenever the mood strikes. He’s inspired by stories from life – whether his own stories or those of people who come in and out of his life. Sometimes his lyrics talk about the up and downs of life but more often than not, his music has a message paired with “just good music.” He aspires to leave an impact on the world in ways similar to his inspirations – Kanye West, Chain Smokers, Lost Kings and Chance the Rapper. 

In addition to “Nightmares and Dreams” which dropped July 12, McCrae is working on an EP that he plans to release later this fall. 

To listen to McCrae’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://twitter.com/brandonmccrae_
https://www.instagram.com/brandon.mccrae_/
https://www.facebook.com/brandon.mccrae.37
https://soundcloud.com/brandonmccrae
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsTKYRytEtdHeA_jtkuBrHQ?view_as=subscriber

“Nightmares and Dreams”

M.A.D.E (Kohn x Sxaks) Debut “New Dawn City” EP

Steve ‘lets go guy’ Sxaks, a renowned producer, musician, engineer, and teacher links with young rising star and MC Kohn for the creation of M.A.D.E. This debut producer/MC collaboration spans beyond music. M.A.D.E is a movement and brand already sparking a blaze in Philly and Southern Jersey.  “I’m a strong lyricist with a positive message and I truly want to make a difference in the world. The movement which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, will have a huge impact on humanity.” -KOHN 

The 9-track EP “New Dawn City” embodies classic storytelling, thought provoking lyricism, catchy anthems, and even something for the ladies.  “Welcome To New Dawn City” and “Ambition” are catchy anthem style records for clubs and house parties.  While the smooth, hypnotic flow of “Driveway” will wake the ladies and “Glo” will wake and motivate the masses to grind until they reach their shine. “M.A.D.E”, “City Limits”, “Trial”, and “Crash” are records filled with lyrical venom and hard truths about a come up, moving forward, and claiming a deserved stance in the music industry and life.

The transcendental chemistry between Kohn and Sxaks is a driving force set to take over indie Hip-Hop music.  The production stirs up a kaleidoscope of soundscapes and tones from jazz and funk to a fusion of old school meets new school cadences, to electric pulsating beats perfectly blended for a unique ‘ear milk’ deliverance.

Stream and/or purchase “New Dawn City” EP here

The Good People, Saint x Emskee, Release New LP “Good For Nuthin”

Saint and Emskee, the duo that makes up The Good People, announce the release of their fourth album “Good For Nuthin.” The highly anticipated album features an elite group of Hip-Hop pioneers and legends including DJ Red Alert, Cella Dwellas, Sadat X, Lil Fame, Large Professor, Napoleon Da Legend, and more!  The album carries boom-bap and the core of Hip-Hop back to the forefront of the music scene.

The seasoned duo is highly reputable in the boroughs of New York for their soulful classic Hip-Hop, and some even refer to their music as ‘throwback’ or ‘grown folk’ Hip-Hop. Simply put, the duo delivers a sense of epic that’s been missing in Hip-Hop and the culture.  “Good For Nuthin” is no exception to their acclaimed and prosperous music catalog.

With less than a month into the release, “Good For Nuthin” has taken over FM and internet radio domestically and internationally, as well as an overwhelming buzz from major media and press outlets. The unparalleled MC’s set the bar lyrically over an incomparable, exclusive production that exudes and earful of boom-bap bliss, mastered scratches, and classic head bopping beats.  It can be said “Good For Nuthin” will reign in longevity with Hip-Hop enthusiasts and purists.

Watch “Headphones” below and purchase “Good For Nuthin” album here.

Follow The Good People @ TheGoodPeople.com

 

Rah’heim Drops The New Album “Enemy Of The State” | @Rahheim96

NOLA Emcee and designer Rah’heim serves up his latest helping of food for the soul with his offering on Enemy Of The State. 2018 has been big as we saw Rah’heim release Winter Games 96 and Thank God For 96 on the music side in addition to releasing his 96 Stadium Collection and Live 96 on the clothing side. The “96”symbolizing where Rah’heim got the inspiration to rhyme he sites Nas,UGK, OutKast, and Notorious BIG as big inspiration. Closing the year out with a bang on Enemy Of The State we saw Rah’heim get funky over east coast boom bap and put his own New Orleans flavor on it. The 6 song ep packs a big punch and simply oozes punchlines metaphors and high end fashion references of the late 90’s. Rah’heim seems at home with his vintage style and refreshing sound for the latest on u can follow Rah’heim on instagram @1996_rahheim and Twitter @Rahheim96