.thrax – Like Nana

Fast-rising artist from Upstate New York prepares to drop truly original album ‘Social Disconnect’ on Sept 4 

SALAMANCA, NY – Talk about starting with a blast! The new artist out of Upstate New York known as .thrax is going to leave the rest of the music industry behind once the world catches a taste of his one-of-a-kind sound. Already his music has gained more than a million streams and more than 100,000 monthly listeners just from his first five singles. And with the release of his forthcoming album “Social Disconnect” on Sept 4, this 21-year-old phenom is set to propel into global stardom. 

The Salamanca, New York-native has amazed a wide range of fans so far with his innate ability to create music in a variety of genres – from Indie to Pop to Neo-Soul to Rap and everything in between. “Social Disconnect” showcases that diversity perfectly while also tapping into his unique point of view as a young African-American trying to overcome the stereotypes that are often associated with his demographic and age. 

“It’s an album about problems that many people my age face day-to-day,” he said. “But it can also be something that a wide array of people connect with because it’s for anyone who has to work a 9-to-5, or who has family or relationship issues, or even for people who deal with things like addiction or overcoming the stereotypes that so many of us are working against. It’s an album that everyone can relate to.” 

The album shows off .thrax’s ability to be vibing melodically but with energy that excites listeners to get up and dance. It’s like he’s tapped into the brooding vibes of Billie Eilish but taken that to another level that is perfect for parties and clubs. His flow is completely different from anything else out there today – with songs that either encourage people to dance or to sit down and vibe out. 

Such as his debut single “Creep” to a pre-released single on his album “Like Nana” – show off .thrax’s ability to switch from emotional songs to party songs. “Creep” – which peaked at No. 24 on the Spotify Hong Kong Top 50 playlist – talks about how we all have problems that we don’t want to face, and we try to hide them in our closet but they come out. “Like Nana” encourages the free-spirited youth to dance and to have fun on social media platforms, such as Tik Tok. 

“My lyrics have a different vibe and meaning. I’m not talking about luxurious stuff that isn’t realistic. Each song has a vibe or feeling that you will feel deep. In some cases, it won’t be until the fourth or fifth time that you hear it that you’ll actually understand how deep it is. But that’s what I want my music to be known for – that wow factor. People listening to my music should hear the message that they can do anything they put their minds to as long as they don’t let other people push them onto a different plan.” 

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

https://twitter.com/thraxofficial
https://www.instagram.com/thraxofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/Thrax-104164911386823/ 

“Social Disconnect” (Album)  

https://soundcloud.com/sreneofficial

JB Lamond – Real As It Gets

Transparency and pain take center stage on new single ‘Real as it Gets’ from rapper JB Lamond 

PETERSBURG, VA – A neighborhood kid who dreamed big is the perfect description for Petersburg, Virginia-based musician JB Lamond. He loves to write about how he expects more out of his life despite his humble beginnings, and those relatable stories are inspiring an ever-widening group of fans all over the world. His latest release, “Real As It Gets” is the perfect example of the kind of original sound that he brings to the table. Telling stories of his journey out of the struggle, this hot new Hip Hop single is the kind of message that motivates listeners to overcome the worst experiences of their lives through hard work and dedication to a higher calling. 

“It don’t get no real-er than being at your worst and still going through the worst,” JB said. “This song is about how I overcome it. It’s about having pain in my heart and things on my mind and feeling like I can’t talk to nobody, so I just write it down and rap it. I’m talking about those times when I get the deepest, and I talk about the hurt and pain in my lifetime as opposed to the good stuff going on. I feel like I get more quality material and I’m more fluent when I talk about the worst times in my life. I’m just letting you know that life doesn’t have to always be about being as real as it can get. It can be about having the courage to talk about it and overcome it.” 

A video for the song is in the works and is slated to drop by early September. It will feature JB walking through the streets of his hometown in Petersburg, with shots of the downtown area and historical parks as well as some key locations that served as memory-markers for his youth. Growing in this area, JB said music served as an early inspiration to aspire for more. He discovered artists such as Fabolous and 50 Cent and used their stories of success as the template for guidance out of the ghetto.  

“At the end of the day, I want my music to be known as some of the real-est music in the industry,” he said. “I want to be known as one of the top five artists out there today. That’s what I want to be – the best. For me, the top five would be Jay-Z, Biggie, FabolousJadakiss and myself. One thing they all have in common is that they’re all from my favorite place in the world — New York City. Jadakiss is from Younkers but the others are from Brooklyn. With Jadakiss, you’ve got a slick talker which is what I used to be like. But I had to grow up. Listening to Fabolous who can get all the girls, you see someone who can really rap. He’s got some of the best songs I’ve ever heard. Biggie made it cool to own what you are – fat, ugly, whatever … he stayed confident. He is a big reason I have the confidence, because I saw him do it. And Jay-Z is the ultimate businessman. He’s my favorite businessman in the world. He told Biggie he was gonna get rich, and he became a billionaire. I like how he shows people what happens if you know what you want to do and have the courage to do something about it. I’m building like they are because I’m not gonna be in Petersburg forever. Everything happens for a reason and I’m not just a regular boy living in the hood. I’m talking about a plan and how I’m gonna start a business, and I can really rap. One thing that stands out about me is my dedication to working hard, and my passion is undeniable.” 

 

 

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

https://www.instagram.com/804_smooth/
https://soundcloud.com/jb-lamond
https://www.facebook.com/jbeezy 

“Real As It Gets” 

https://soundcloud.com/jb-lamond/real-as-it-gets 

Checkout The New Project From @QueDavinciYO Titled “Creation Of Perfection”

QüeDavinciYO Delivers A 5 Track EP “CreationOfperfection” For The People

After creating another his well produced lead EP, “$ i Do thi$,” up and coming recording artist QüeDavinciYO is avoiding the coronavirus and getting ready for the arrival of another self produced standout EP, titled, “CreationOfperfection.” A five-song collection filled with vibrant beats, and lyrics with an unforgettable authentic sound.

Other goodies in the EP include breakout tracks “Bad Girls,” “Before the Rhyme (Living Legends)” and “Here I Come.” Effortlessly, QüeDavinciYO is a breath of fresh air in the world of mumble rap soundcloud rappers, this new talent is sure to a name among the mainstream popularity before we know it. The new project supports the artist’s new app called “4enoyreve.” CreationOfperfection is the perfect jump-on point for newfound fans. Available now everywhere, after the stream, continue to follow the striving artist on social media. Stream it here

Follow “QüeDavinciYO” on Twitter: @QueDavinciYO | FB: @Life2dope | SoundCloud: @quedavinciyo

BandupSMG – On My Mind

BandupSMG, with his unorthodox style and cocky delivery was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His ability to create catchy hooks, and a superb collection of flows, with the ability to bring real life experiences into his music, makes him potentially the next to blow. His style of cocky adlibs, diverse tracks, and real life experience makes him a tough act to follow.

Although his life is no act, he prides himself for being known for expressing true stories through his lyrics that anyone can relate to. His creativity and flow that can attract anyone makes him a great choice to perform for diverse crowds.

Bandup is ready for the industry, but is the industry ready for what he has to offer them? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. Click here to stream this on all DSP’s!

To contact Bandup SMG for collabs or booking, email smgllcmidwest@gmail.com

Music Links:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0SQLYY3oiIgKgxlfSelYKU?si=WNcUU440S22Y0pPTzqF3Cw
https://youtu.be/mL-4lbAPQyw
https://linktr.ee/officialbandupsmg

Social media:
Instagram: @Bandupsmg

#NewMixtape @DjSmokeMixtapes & @Spade_The_Boy Present: Shut Up & Listen (Hosted By @YoungBuck @WhoIsLilWill)

DJ Smoke & Spade The Boy Present: Shut Up & Listen (Hosted By Young Buck & Lil Will)

Dj Smoke & Spade The Boy are back with another dope project for the people! Last time they brought you “Young & Paid” Hosted by Kevin Gates, now they are back with a new project “Shut Up & Listen” hosted by Young Buck & Lil Will of Drum Squad!

This project features brand new music from YG, The LOX, Lil Will, Drake, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Coca Vango, Bali Baby, Blocboy JB, Migos, Future, Young Thug, Young Buck, King Von, Chief Keef, Drumma Boy, Conway The Machine, Papoose, Teejayx6, Audio Push, Young M.A. just to name a few!

Submit your music to submissions@gmail.com

 

Livemixtapes: https://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/52331/shut-up-listen.html

MyMixtapez: https://mymixtapez.com/album/232283

Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/djsmokemixtapes/album/shut-up-listen-hosted-by-young-buck-lil-will

Watch Young Buck — Trappish ft Spade The Boy #YoungBuck #Outbreak #Trappish #ShutUpListen

Robert Nicklas – New Whip

Seasoned songwriter, Robert Nicklas releases new “Vibe Feelin” EP

DENVER, CO – Singer, songwriter and professional musician, Robert Nicklas is proving that hard work and perseverance pay off. He puts a tremendous amount of work into each and every one of his compositions. But not everything he writes makes it to the end of the line. A prolific songwriter, he worked up between 100 and 200 beats to get the right feel for the five songs on his latest project.

The end result of Robert’s persistence can be enjoyed on his new EP, “Vibe Feelin.” Released on April 29th of this year, the R&B tracks have a distinct Hip Hop feel, but with singing instead of rapping. The lead single, “New Whip” was born from a melody which played over and over in Robert’s head. For this track, he worked with as many as ten different beats to get the perfect fit he was after. “New Whip” falls into the mold of a radio friendly vibe he was shooting for, and the “Vibe Feelin” has a bit more of a Pop flavor than some of his previous work.

Last summer, Robert worked with experienced Atlanta-based producer, Terrius Miller, on two singles titled “More & More” and “Club Love.” Miller has worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Outkast and Destiny’s Child, and Robert’s two singles received a tremendous amount of radio play in the Atlanta market.

During the 90s, Robert Nicklas started to get serious about making his own music professionally and he released music in 2003 on the Chicago-based label, Sonic Wave International. He also went to college for piano, so his musical influences range from Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin to Herbie Hancock, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe and even Dr. Dre.

As a classically trained piano player, he found it challenging to play without written music at first. In his early 20s, he met a drummer whose father played saxophone with Count Basie. Robert had to forget a lot of his classical training and learned how to play music from this drummer across the room. “You have to throw everything away to be able to play from inside, rather than looking at music,” Robert said.

His taste in music is all over the place, but he mainly enjoys listening to all the new music that is trending. Listening to genres that are pushing music forward keeps Robert’s energy going. He finds that Hip Hop artists are pushing the edge of the envelope for the direction of music now, and he incorporates those elements into his songwriting.

Robert has possessed a gift for music since he was very young. By trying hard and pushing harder, Robert ends up excelling at his craft. That special feeling of joy when a new groove hits is what keeps him going, and he is constantly writing. Just a few days after dropping his new EP, Robert was straight back in the writing mode and coming up with new material to see what tasty tracks he can create next.

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

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Md7PXdIXE1AEDyWA0u99X

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/robert-nicklas/4956528

https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Nicklas/e/B001LHJ8SQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/rwnnicklas/

https://twitter.com/a21juice21

“New Whip”

https://open.spotify.com/track/4jpfiqZk4YxIBuLJlUVAkk

 

“Vibe Feelin”

https://open.spotify.com/album/4YXr8HOugg9uC9ObAU7rOf

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Kony Brooks Teaches us the Way of The Streets in Ghetto Gospel

Bronx Native Kony Brooks known for his leadership in the Thot Boys collective and his singles Waist Trainer,  We Ballers, 3 Fifths , and by special mention Backpacks and M.L.Kony from his previous project Kony Island 2.   The lyrical giant opened up to us in his latest project All Hail The King showing us a side of him that many did not see. In his recent single Ghetto Gospel featuring Haddy Racks we were introduced to his world.

The story starts early in the morning , describing their life in the streets and what they have to live through on the day to day basis from dealing with home to the loyal and unloyal; something that we can all relate to. Could this be the lead single for a potential new project one can never know?

Leave your thoughts on the single below.

Follow him everywhere @konybrooks

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