Preston Wayne – Problem

Preston Wayne has no problem blending smooth rap with a tight melody in his new single “Problem”

LOS ANGELES, CA – Rap artist Preston Wayne’s new single, “Problem” is a super party record with a ton of energy. Released in late June, “Problem” is a song that anyone can relate to. “We all feel like at some point we’re a problem,” said Wayne. Written in his living room, Wayne describes the song as “Very crazy. Something you want to play at night on your way out to hit the town.” 

Rising from his own problems (sleeping on the floor in a house full of college students and eating ramen noodles every day), Preston recently performed at the EmergeLV Festival in Las Vegas. That’s one thing he loves about the music business – entertaining. For Wayne, it feels “overwhelming, in a good way. You feel accomplished when people like your stuff. When I can make a thousand or five thousand people feel the same and like and enjoy something, it feels really good … like I ran a 5K and took first place. It also makes you want to get even better, to do the same to a million other people.”  

Two years ago, Wayne left a thriving rap music scene in Billings, Montana where he and his crew had been going strong for years. Although the city is exploding with new talent and is a stop for touring rap artists, Wayne was ready to move forward and relocated to Los Angeles to take his career to the next level. It was a big change. Coming from Billings where people wave to each other, Wayne had never seen highways with more than two lanes before moving out to the coast. These days, when he needs rejuvenation, he can at least go to the beach!

Derryck “Big Tank” Thornton of One Tyme Entertainment (Fabolous, Zane, Queen Latifah, Tech N9ne, Christina Aguilera & Pussycat Dolls) discovered Preston through a mutual connection of Preston’s brother, Austin. Tank heard something in Preston and requested a meeting. After signing Preston, Tank reached out to his longtime friend – one of the most prolific A&R minds in the game and former president of Aftermath, Mike Lynn (Eminem, 50 Cent, Game, Eve, Lukas Graham, Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars) – to partner on Preston Wayne. Mike Lynn, together with his business partner and branding maven, Dano Leman founded Reven8te which is an imprint distributed by INgrooves/UMG and they immediately believed in Preston Wayne and offered to team up with Big Tank’s One Tyme Entertainment. Preston’s team is strong and he’s come out swinging.

As a brand new artist who is just getting started, the extreme stuff hasn’t happened yet. But there’s a storm coming. Preston has thousands of hot songs stacked up. Currently putting together an album, he feels that singles are important and function as “One-song albums.” “When I’ve looked at a lot of albums, they always do their high numbers on the first three tracks. Why not drop a bunch of one-song albums, technically, so you know that they’re listening? Dropping singles is the most effective way of getting your music heard all the way through.”

You will definitely want to listen all the way through and listen carefully for hidden references to his home state. Preston says “I’m always gonna leave hints about Montana!”

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

https://www.instagram.com/prestonwaynemusic/

https://twitter.com/iamPrestonWayne

https://facebook.com/prestonwayneofficial/

“Problem”

https://youtu.be/Feb7ErwGU3E

Jux Strongarm – Gangsta Gangsta

New EP from Jux Strongarm explores deep currents of American culture and political tensions

ALBANY, NY – A little more than 12 years ago, Daytwaun Minter was on the fast track to superstardom in the world of hip hop. He had been making a name for himself in New York with some of his early work, and that reputation was beginning to spread along the East Coast. He was primed for big things in the music industry. But in late 2007, his life on the street caught up with him and he was arrested for four bank robberies and an attempted robbery of a gun store. While he had the opportunity to trade information on others involved in 14 other robberies for a lesser sentence, he instead chose to keep his mouth shut and accept his full 13-year sentence. In December of 2018, he was released after only 11-and-a-half years in New York State prisons. In the months since, he has been dedicating himself to his music and picking up where he left off before prison.

Nodding to his past but pointing to the future, the artist now known as Jux Strongarm makes gangsta music that’s fused with conscious and political rap in ways that no one else out there is doing within the industry. His six-song EP “My Fellow American” is due out on July 5 and puts that unique sound and style on full display. With a blend of conscious songs, club songs and hard-hitting gangsta songs, “My Fellow American” explores a variety of topics that have permeated America’s society over the past decade – from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the protests of NFL players spurred on by the actions of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The debut single from the album is a song called “Gangsta Gangsta.” Jux calls it an upbeat club song for a new generation.

“With this new generation, everybody claims to be tough but nobody is really tough anymore,” he said. “They’re just claiming to be tough. There were rappers prior to the rise of those like Drake who were tough and really got into stuff. Drake said it best that back then people reached for weapons, but now they just reach to sell records. I think if it ain’t gangsta now, it’s never gonna be gangsta. That’s where this generation is headed and that’s what this song is about.”

Jux said the whole premise behind his music is to lean more toward the conscious side of lyrics and force people to think more deeply about things going on around them – all while having a good time with the music.

“I’m definitely talking about gangsta stuff and the consequences of that because I’ve lived it and it’s not fun,” he said. “But that’s just an introduction of who I am as a way to lend credibility to what I’m saying. If you don’t have credibility, people won’t listen to the good stuff you’re talking about and the positivity. Some artists try to come out with political stuff right out of the gate and people don’t pay attention. I’m giving people an introduction and then I’ll talk about the political stuff – like Black Lives Matter and the police shootings that are happenings everywhere. At the same time, I want to entertain. Music is about entertaining. So some of my punchlines are sly and clever underneath all the stuff I’m talking about that are going on in the community.”

“Gangsta Gangsta” is currently available across all streaming platforms with the EP to follow on July 5. Jux said he plans on releasing an LP in November called “Gangster, the Final Frontier” and he’s also going to have a booth at the Capital Center in Albany for the CNYS Black Expo in July to promote his brand.

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

https://www.facebook.com/jux.strongarm.1 

https://www.facebook.com/legalcrooks

https://www.instagram.com/juxstrongarm

“Gangsta Gangsta”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1467342022?ls=1&app=itunes 

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1467342022

“My Fellow American”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1467728517?ls=1&app=itunes

C Titus – Yeah

West Coast artist C Titus drops hot summertime track ‘Yeah’

OAKLAND, CA – A hot new summertime vibe from West Coast artist C Titus is hitting the airwaves, and fans all over the country are hopping on the hype train.

The song is called “Yeah” and it’s the perfect song for the club, for a party, or for just cruising in the car with friends. Once you hear it, “Yeah” immediately becomes part of your daily playlist. With that summertime house party type of feel, it’s a track that can be played any time of year and bring you right back to that summertime vibe. Featuring Black Albert, C Titus’ “Yeah” will hold its place as one of the premier tracks of summer 2019.

“It definitely has that west coast type of vibe to it,” C Titus said. “It’s one of those songs that‘s just fun to play, with a chorus that talks about being a player but with finesse and a hook that will stick in your head for a long time.”

C Titus said one of the things this single showcases is his unique sound and style and his ability to pick the right content to match with the quality beats he selects and develops with his producers. He has a large archive of music that he has made, but not much of it has been released because he believes strongly in quality over quantity. He is constantly working on his music to make it perfect so his audience can feel every note come through their speakers.

“In today’s industry we have a lot of quantity, but not a lot of people are taking pride in quality,” he said. “I’m taking a slow approach with my music. With Dr. Dre and ‘The Chronic,’ he took a slow approach, and he’s one of my idols. So is Nas, who is my favorite rapper. He has always given me wisdom and knowledge through his music and his ability to paint such a clear message with his writing and delivery. It’s the best in the game. That’s why I’m taking his approach. I might sit on a song for a long time and add backgrounds and layers to it over time. It’s art, and with all good art you have to take your time with it and make sure it’s quality. Everyone who listens to my music deserves that quality.”

Born in Oakland, California during an era when drugs and prostitution ruled the inner city neighborhoods, C Titus turned to music to avoid the pitfalls and allure of the streets. His father was also a musician and traveled around the world to tour with his band. C Titus recalls spending hours upon hours in the studio with his father while he recorded music. Additionally, his cousin, Sonny B – a well known producer in Northern California who has produced for Tupac, Too Short and The Delinquents among others – helped inspire C Titus and put him on a path toward success in the music industry. To date, he has managed two projects with fellow artist CHA-Chng and was also part of the West Coast hip hop group Da Famm. He is now stepping back into the spotlight as an independent artist while continuing to run his business.

“I typically talk about the challenges of being a black male trying to overcome the stereotypes as well as the modern other things that the majority can relate to,” he said. “I always avoid the typical way of expressing the message I want to convey, and I create a vibe that people can relate to. My ultimate goal is to create other opportunities for others in the music industry. Business is part of my core values and I will never stray away from opportunities for expansion.”

To listen to C Titus’ music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/ctitusmusic

http://instagram.com/ctitusmusic

https://mobile.twitter.com/Ctitusmusic

https://soundcloud.com/ctitusmusic

https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/4VpPyvkJrUOC6maeZOwVwO/home

ENYergon – Mile Low Club

New York native ENYergon prepares to drop
second EP in ‘Trimurti’ trilogy

BROOKLYN, NY – As a child, Sais Black loved Transformers. He watched all the cartoons, he collected all the toys, and he could tell you everything about the world. For instance, he could tell you that the substance that gave the Transformers their power was something called “Energon”. And as he grew up and started discovering a natural ability as a rapper and musician, he knew he wanted to be an artist that displayed that kind of power to the world. And so it made perfect sense for him to adopt the stage name ENYergon. The pseudonym is an adaptation of Energon and the abbreviated version of East New York.

Today, ENYergon is a standout hip hop artist from New York whose initial EP, “Trimurti: Welcome to the Underverse”, gained him some major attention along the East Coast. Now he’s ready to follow that up with the second of a planned EP trilogy, “Trimurti 2: Breathe Life.” The trilogy of projects is inspired by the Hindu religion of Trimurti that is similar to Christianity’s holy trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

“I use that as inspiration, with each one about people who were close to me that I lost – my mother, brother and father,” ENYergon said. “Each EP is a different vibe. ‘Breathe Life’ is about breathing new life into hip hop, and really focuses on that kind of vibe.”

One of the things that set ENYergon apart from others in the industry is his subject matter. It’s easy to pigeonhole artists and put them in a box – painting them as only a trap artist, or a gangsta rapper, or an R&B aficionado. But ENYergon embraces versatility and said he is an artist who can be looked to as someone who creates a wide variety of music – something for the clubs, or something with deep lyricism, or something for the streets, and everything in between. Ultimately, it’s his subject matter and that versatility that set him apart.

“I just want my music to be looked at as versatile,” he said. “It’s everything to me. I can do hardcore, soft, love songs, lyrical, clubs songs – anything that kind of takes risks and goes against the grain. High risk equals high reward. It may not always work out but if it does, it’s gonna hit them, leave a memory and keep people intrigued. That’s the type of sense and reality I’m trying to inject into the genre – being unexpected and taking risks.”

The debut single from the new EP is “Mile Low Club” which will further demonstrate ENYergon’s versatility by bringing a smoother R&B vibe through a song that he calls a perfect single of “sexual intercourse on a train.” It serves as an appetizer of sorts, to whet the appetites of listeners before hitting them with an upbeat, powerhouse single in “Butterflies,” featuring the Songstress Jai Emm which is set to drop later this summer.

Another track from the EP, “American Nigga,” is a perfect example of that versatility. It explores the plight and pitfalls that society brings to the doorstep of his demographic.

“You might think it’s good, but it’s not,” he said. “There are things like materialism or detrimental cycles with family that set a bad example for the community and kids altogether. I don’t want to be an American Nigga. This song is a call out to the world and international community about what goes on within these borders.” There is an awakening going on in the black community that this song embodies. The full EP will be distributed across all digital distribution sites in September.

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

https://twitter.com/UnderVerseLLC

https://www.instagram.com/underversellc/

https://www.facebook.com/underversellc/

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/enyergon

 

“Mile Low Club”

https://youtu.be/x7DaJ-ApmLQ

https://underversellc.wazala.com/products/mile-low-club-maxi-single/  

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/enyergon

O Racks and Don Q – Get It Prod. By Dj Victoriouz

New York Artist O Racks Mixxes It Up With Don Q & Dj Victoriouz On New Single “Get It”

O Racks is an artist on the rise from Hempstead, Long Island (NYC), he’s the owner and CEO of Tree Gang Entertainment. Don Q is with HighBridge Entertainment he’s from the Bronx, (NYC). These two linked in Hollywood, soon as Dj Victoriouz came thru with the fire azz beat they wasted no time recording the hit single and shooting the video.

O Racks & Don Q are currently pushing a crazy street banger titled “Get It”. O Racks linked with G Herbo’s main Dj/producer ‘Dj Victoriouz’ for the production, just wait til you hear it, this song goes hard as f*ck!

The single is making some noise on the internet, you can find it on some dope blogs and sites. We featured “Get It” in our Spotify section a few weeks back, and added it to the Smoked Out Radio playlist on Spotify. I noticed is with more than 35,076 streams, 50,536 monthly listeners on Spotify the people are already tuned in listening.

Get It has the streets buzzing from New York to California! The song is out now on Spotify, Sound Cloud, you can listen on to “Get It” on all streaming outlets!

Follow O Racks on Instagram @TreeGangRacks stream “Get It” on Spotify. Share and add it to your playlists!

Meet DJ Flee, Heavy Hitters’ Superstar DJ

East-meets-Dirty South as the New York-bred Heavy Hitters’ DJ Flee sits at the top of Southern Hip Hop.

“I decided to bring my culture to the city,” DJ Flee implements.

Established his popularity as Bodega Flee, the 28-year-old Dominican came up in the nightlife as a promoter. The former Basketball star infuses his proud roots with both today’s hottest acts and underground breakout trendsetters. Blessed to be among legends in both music and radio under the Heavy Hitters regime like DJ Felli Fel of Power 106 and Bootleg Kev of Real 92.3. DJ Flee is highlighted as the driving force of the brand’s next generation and the tastemaker is firmly planted as the go-to for breaking new artists and music to not only the South but the world.

Starting his career in New York, thanks to his musical selection, high energy, and more importantly his consistency, Flee journey has taken him throughout the South. Currently, at The Beats (104.5), Flee has run rampant in Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Miami. Trap Beckham, Cassanova, BallGreezy, connected with today’s hottest acts DJ Flee’s energy has been highly-publicized by high-profile publications TMZ, Bleacher Report, and The Source.

Artists like Zoey Dollaz (“Blow a Check”) have credited DJ Flee for breaking their chart-topping hits to the influential club scene, that of course, translated to the iconic Billboard charts. Turning underground bangers into hit singles almost overnight, that’s the type of star power DJ Flee delivers.

From the bodega to the top. Hard work, dedication, experience has earned DJ Flee the tastemaking position he firmly sits in within today’s Hip Hop. Ready to transition himself into superstar status, the promising DJ continues to develop a signature style that infusion the old school traditions and new school evolution to the East Coast. Heatseeking, DJ Flee is easily becoming one of the biggest DJs in Hip Hop today, honestly, it’s only a matter of time before he is the biggest DJ in today’s Hip Hop. So stay tuned.

DJ Flee’s journey continues on, follow the Heavy Hitter sound today via Instagram and Twitter.

KT – Follow My JRIP (LP)

Florida has long-since been a hotbed for hip-hop talent and that trend continues today with the latest artist you’d be smart to keep an eye on. Hailing from West Orlando, KT, blesses us with his latest project, Follow My JRIP. He’s made noise for himself in the past with buzzin’ singles “Ticket,” “Rack Race,” and the Boosie Badazz and Plies assisted “No Clutchin” remix. Now, KT comes through with an 11-track album with features from Young Scooter, Plies, London Jae, and Woop.

KT on new project:

“The concept is an art gallery, everything you see is on display. We painting pictures with this music shit, when it’s real life, art imitates life no fugazi business. My JRIP (Drip) is the centerpiece of the Gallery, I’m Picasso with this shit, I got that Basquiat Juice.”

Stream Follow My Jrip by KT now.

Sammi Rae Murciano – “Escápate”

Worlds collide over the beat in Sammi Rae Murciano’s first collaboration with the reggaetón artist, Los Vegas. The two respective talents bring the passionate of bilingual dance to the masses on new hit, “Escápate”. The magnetic collaboration brings to life the sentimental romance often featured in Reggaetón hits with an energetically pumping backbeat and laid-back flow that is sure to make it a club hit.

The track is the direct follow up to Murciano’s breakout hit, “Dream Bigger”. Murciano shows off her vocal prowess in a new genre which she seems just as at home in as her past pop-driven tracks. On collaborating with Los Vegas, Murcaino had this to say.

“It has been amazing to work together. To collaborate with someone who has the same passion and dedication for music as I do. We are very excited for what’s to come and have a lot of new music coming soon.”

More than a song, the two collaborators will be taking their act on the road this Summer. With “Escápate” hitting the airwaves, Sammi Rae along with Los Vegas seems to have the perfect Reggaetón dance hit to kick off the coming Summer months. Hitting the New York shoreline, the tour will stop in Huntington Station, Farmingdale, Garden City, and Wantagh.

For everything Sammi Rae Murciano, follow the rising star on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Stream “Escápate” now, courtesy of Spotify.

Monsieur Job Ft. Vick D – “Homie (Block Remix)” (Video)

Set to perform at this year’s ICON Awards in Colombia. Buzzworthy underground group Monsieur Job drop off a care package for fans before they hit the road in the release of their newest video, “Homie (Block Remix)”.

Featuring the talented Vick D, “Homie (Block Remix)” is an up-tempo new vibe for the band. A Latin backbeat accompanied by a sample of the guitar riff from the world famous Bob Marley & The Wailer’s single “Could You Be Loved” accompanied by Jamaican patois and a video packed with smooth dance moves and more – it’s the perfect Summer smash hit from coastal beaches to scorching hot dance floors. Aside from a Summer anthem, the video is a great introduction for newfound fans.

Establishing their foundation in the influential Los Angeles underground. Consisting of band members Toby Holguin (Leader), Charlie Illera, Leo Jaramillo. Uniting thanks to the music from across the globe with Charlie and Leo hailing from Columbia and Toby from Los Angeles. The band has a signature style of broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean Latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash-up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

“Homie (Block Remix)” is a set up to another big hit the band has on the way, titled, “Busque Mal”. All leading up to the promising new album set to follow the band’s previous chart-topping collective, Bass Passi. The project reached #2 on Top 200 for Best Albums on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Albums Chart.

For more Monsieur Job, follow the uprisers today on Insatgram.

Watch “Homie (Block Remix)” Now

OG Cuicide – OGs Are Forever (LP)

“I’m the Reason”, “Never Give Up”, “Tragedy”, OG Cuicide has built an undeniable buzz leading up to an explosive 2019. His new video, “Know My Pain” premiered on BET Jams this month and kicked off his new album campaign, titled, OGs Are Forever.

A business owner, activist, and most of all, a survivor. OG Cuicide has grown his 40k Instagram following through his vintage West Coast lyricism, motivational message to overcome all adversities and street gospel. The City of Compton on his back and heavily supported by fellow West Coast legends like Kurupt and Snoop Dogg.

“I spent three years recording this album,” OG Cuicide reveals. “Put in my blood sweat and tears into everywhere every sentence every letter three years ago was not the right timing for this album how it’s time for it now I took the mental health issues depression issues stress issues and use them as ingredients for this album and the way the world is turning this album is needed to help take away some pain.”

Substance, aggressive, and raw. OGs Are Forever is perfect for any West Coast purist in search of that vintage 90s sound that birthed similar icons like NWA, Death Row Records, and Eazy E.The new album is the direct follow-up to OG’s 2012 effort, Wonder Why (CG Records).

Stream OGs Are Forever by OG Cuicide via VooDoo Nation, LLC.