QJP11 – Boom Boutta Bang

QJP 11 inspires people to be real
with new single ‘Boom Boutta Bang’

ROCKY MOUNT, NC – In the opinion of Qwandale Jerome Pippen – better known as the hip hop artist QJP 11, which nods to his birthday on Nov. 11 (11/11) – too many people today pretend to be something they’re not. He just wants people to be themselves and quit hiding behind masks and personifications of something different. This is why he created the hot new song “Boom Boutta Bang.”

Taking inspiration from a life that has been a series of experiments – from tryingaaaaaa to be hood then going to college, and then rapping – QJP 11 created a song that not only will have people bouncing but also encourages them to embrace the unique qualities that make them one-of-a-kind.
“I start by giving that message to myself because I’m not trying to point fingers at anybody,” QJP 11 said. “None of those things worked out for me until I found rapping, and I finally found what I liked and loved. Don’t try to be a gangster if you’re not, or a college person if that’s not for you, or a rapper trying to be something you’re not. That’s what ‘Boom Boutta Bang’ means. It’s just a phrase I came up with that slides off the tongue, and I use it to call out people who are trying to be something they’re not. I’m different because I will bring something different to hip hop. I noticed hardcore gangster rap is not who I am, so I’ve found another route.”

QJP 11 said all of his music is an effort to emphasize his originality. He’s not trying to pretend to be something he’s not though he often tries new things from time to time. He also likes to make a Plan A and a Plan B and even a Plan C, just in case things don’t go the way they’re supposed to. Growing up, he was always moving from one place to another and he considers himself lucky to have seen so many different sides of life – whether poor, middle class or rich. 

“Looking on the outside-in, no one knows what people really go through, but we stereotype people anyways,” he said. “Just because you see a big house or a small house doesn’t mean you know what’s going on inside. It could be broken on the inside but we look on the outside and try to figure it out. At an early age, I always had a thing for being creative – whether it was drawing or coloring or writing.  I just like being myself just how I am. All my life I was wondering who I was and what my purpose was. I tried to be a gangster but it didn’t work out. Then I tried the college thing and that didn’t work out, either. But when I rap, it’s like I’ve found myself and I feel a part of it. I started by giving the rap message to my friend who really wanted to be a gangster but didn’t have to because he was highly blessed already. I then started to realize I was talking about me too, because I used to want to be hood but I didn’t have to be. ‘Boom Boutta Bang’ means when you’re going through something and trying to figure out if it’s for you or not. If it’s not, then change to something else.”

QJP 11 said “Boom Boutta Bang” is the first single off an EP called “Listen to Understand” which is slated to drop before the end of August. He also said he’s working on lining up some performances in the next coming months. A music video for “Boom Boutta Bang” is set to drop on his YouTube channel later this month.

To listen to QJP 11’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://m.facebook.com/home.php 

https://www.instagram.com/its_qjp11/ 

https://mobile.twitter.com/ItsQjp11

“Listen To Understand”

https://open.spotify.com/album/1GMbQwVvjhjqntn8eXE7Y9?si=yxAdqTFKSPqXh6wef6WHxQ

Dark Note – IMPACT

Lebanese music producers drop and make an ‘IMPACT’ in the music scene on world stage with new album ‘IMPACT’ 

BEIRUT, LEBANON – A new duo from the Middle East is bringing an intriguingly dark new sound to the world stage of music with an exploration of multiple genres fused into one. Dark Note – made up of friends Saiid Zeidan and Anthony Nemnoum from Beirut, Lebanon – represents cutting edge music with sounds that range from EDM, Trap/ Future Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Pop or even Rock. Dark Note – named after their discovery of finding light in the dark – takes inspiration from ideas that seemingly pop up out of nowhere during times of introspection.

“When you’re in the dark and hear a cool voice in your head and you start thinking about how you could make that into a song, that’s what Dark Note represents,” Zeidan said. “There is no one who can make the same music we are making. We can do EDM,Trap/ Future Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Pop or even Rock … all genres you might think of.  And when we bring that to a crowd, the crowd will go crazy and dance like never before. We will be known for our massive raves.  We won’t stop until we’ve reached the biggest stages of TomorrowLand, UMF, EDC, Ibiza and many more.”

Their journeys in music started separately. Zeidan started DJ-ing when he was 16 and was discovering his path in music production, while Nemnoum started exploring production and instruments at age 15. They eventually came together while studying mixing and mastering at a music academy in Beirut. They clicked almost immediately and discovered that the sounds and styles they were independently interested in sounded even better when brought together. The fusion of their two styles grew into a one-of-a-kind sound unlike anything in Lebanon … or anywhere else in the world! 

After six months of hard work in the studio and sampling new music to live crowds during DJ sessions, Dark Note is ready to release their sound to the world through their new album “IMPACT.” According to Nemnoum, it’s a project that shows you a sneak peak of their skill through a diverse range of sounds – with one Pop song, a lot of Trap, and some heavy EDM along the way.

“It’s our first album and with it, we want to make a big impact,” Nemnoum said. “We have four tracks right off the bat that we think might make a hit.”

Those four tracks include “Demise” – an EDM/Trap fusion about breaking into someone’s dreams; “IMPACT” – another Trap song that is tailor-made for making a big impact on the club scene, like a “meteoroid striking land” ; “Star Crossed Lovers” – a slower-paced love song that touches on religion and traditions underneath a catchy hook that listeners will have a hard time shaking out of their heads; and “Trust In Me” – a commercial-ready  Radio/DJ friendly Pop song hit that will make you  dance and shake that ass. 

The album is out now and distributed under EDM REKORDS LTD. They aim to provide the best music experience possible, shaking the ground by using their marvelous 808 drums and original sound designs. They currently have three other artists on the label and are excited for what the future might hold for them on the international stage.

To listen to Dark Note’s music or to buy their songs and keep them: 

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/70862232
Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/dark-note-band/798774
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YzXeFRMhTP1TJawu7fLEx 
Apple music: https://music.apple.com/lb/artist/dark-note-band/1475111067

Anghami: https://play.anghami.com/artist/5208677
Sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band
Amazon Music:

https://music.amazon.ca/artists/B07VYQW7Y8?tab=CATALOG&ref=dm_wcp_artist_link_ad


“Impact”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/dn-impact/s-vYwMo
“Trust in Me”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/trust-in-me/s-hiPLl
“Trapped”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/trapped/s-2zlIa
“Demise”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/demise/s-VteXM
“ Gimmi Ma Money ”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/gimmi-ma-money/s-PpiLf
“Chastity”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/chastity/s-FDeRE

“Star Crossed Lovers” 
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/star-crossed-love 

 

To follow them on social media, please visit: 
Website: http://darknoteband.com/
http://facebook.com/Darknoteband/
https://twitter.com/DARKNOTEBAND1
https://www.instagram.com/darknoteband/
http://edmrekords.com 

Stream A-Park’s New Single “Recipe” On Spotify | @Its_A_Park

Make room for this hot new German artist, his name is A-Park and buddy is definitely on his grind! He has a smash new single “Recipe” that has the people chanting the catchy hook “R-E-C__I-P-E” over the laid back melodic beat.  This could very well be a future anthem if it takes off (As it should!). We want everyone to give it a listen, if you think its a dope song add it to your playlist(s) and tell a friend!

Listen to A-Park’s Super-Catchy New Single “Recipe” On Spotify & All Music Streaming Outlets!

A little about A-Park. He was born and raised in Germany but he also has American, Greek, Polish and Turkish roots. He began writing, recording, and performing at the early age of 13.

Listen to A-Park’s new single “Recipe” below on Spotify or catch it on all music streaming outlets!

SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram: @its_apark
Facebook: @officialAPark
Twitter: @Its_A_Park
Youtube: @aparkofficial

Eazy and Rico – Outta Town Freak

North meets South on hot new track from Eazy and Rico

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL & BROOKLYN, NY – North meets South in a hot new single from hip hop duo Eazy and Rico, two long time friends who have collaborated on music over the years and developed a one-of-a-kind sound that breaks down all barriers. Their most recent single, “Outta Town Freak,” is yet another example of the kind of genre-breaking sound they’ve created – a sound that is not only turning heads in their hometowns of Brooklyn and Fort Lauderdale but in places all over the world.

Eazy and Rico first met when they were in middle school. Rico’s family moved from New York to Florida and he turned to music as a source of comfort during the transition. When he met Eazy at school, it was like meeting a kindred spirit, and the musical chemistry was there from the start.

“We’re like brothers now and it’s like nothing to work together because he is so easy to work with,” Rico said. “He usually comes up with beats and I come up with bars though he’s got some bars, too. It just comes out real nice. We have good chemistry – the North-meets-South kind of sound that comes out real good when mixed up. You get to hear both sides of the spectrum and because of that, no one out there can mess with us.”

“Outta Town Freak” is a perfect example of that originality. Eazy describes it as a “getaway, party-type song” about women who like to let loose while they’re on vacation. The catchy, upbeat vibe will definitely get people bouncing, and the various situations that the girls in the song get caught up in are the kind of stories that almost anyone can relate to and laugh at. 

“They have a good time and things end up happening and they’re having a blast,” Eazy said. “The name of the song speaks for itself. It’s about being wild while you’re out of town on vacation. That’s why we shot the music video on South Beach in Miami. We wanted to show girls coming in town and having a blast on the beach on a beautiful sunny day with everybody celebrating.”

Music is a passion for these two friends. It flows through their blood, hearts and DNA. And as more people have supported that passion, it has fueled them more and more over the years. Though Rico has since moved back to New York where he’s pursuing an independent career, the two still collaborate on music all the time and are constantly in communication with one another on new ideas and sounds. They don’t consider themselves just rappers but artists because every song they release always paints a picture of their versatility. 

“We’re excited to introduce the world to our unique kind of music,” Eazy said. “We get in the studio and magic happens. We’re going to wake up a lot of people to who we are. You’re going to see how versatile and different we are. We can do everything and we’re all about the lyrics. We’re bringing a different flavor when it comes to music and we want people to remember us for what we bring to the table.”

To listen to Eazy and Rico’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/hbzent/
https://www.instagram.com/rico_realone/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDs8scVhx8M  

Watch: Buck City – Execution | Shot By @TroyBoyTheBeast

Midwest Artist Preps New Project With A Fresh New Video For His Lead Single “Execution

The Iowa native Buck City releases the visual to his new single “Execution” shot by @TroyBoyTheBeast. Execution is the first release from his next project “Beat The Odds” hosted by Dj Smoke which is set to drop on August 17th.

Look out for the full “Beat The Odds” project it will be available on Spinrilla, Livemixtapes, Datpiff, Spotify, and all digital outlets real soon!

Stay connected with Buck City on social media: IG: @_buckcity_ | FB: @shatani.buck | SC: @Buckcity74 | Spotify: Buck City

Watch “Execution on YouTube below!

Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer 🔥🔥🔥 | @ImPlayboyRonnie


🔥Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer 🔥

Currently pushing two new projects, Playboy Ronnie returns with a slew of hits in the bag. He continues to build on his momentum with the release of two new projects.

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the Orlando homie Playboy Ronnie. Its always a special event when he sends over new material to review. Last time we ran across each other he sent over “Hard Enough” which now has more than 10K streams and growing on Sound Cloud. This time he sent us not one, but two EP’s, a new single, and an eye catching new video for yet another single.

Both EP’s titled “Say Less” and “Say More” feature 5 tracks each, the main singles are “Guns And Butter” and “Mercy“. Its a dope collection of music, the Orlando native taps in and brings the summertime vibes from Florida.

His fans know that his grind, and versatility is unmatched. Playboy Ronnie peels back the layers to reveal himself, and to better connect with his fans. He does this when many of his peers are lacking substance and quality content in their music. Doing this he is able to capture his listener’s who are streaming his music and tuned into his visuals.

I took some time to listen to both projects. I hear a distinct difference between these projects when I sat back and tuned in. Playboy Ronnie is a talented artist who deserves more attention from the people, I believe once his music reaches a mainstream audience his fan base will grow with speed and efficiency, then its take-off time for him. Fly high young home fly high.

For now stream both projects, let us know which one you like the best! Social media info is below!

Follow Playboy Ronnie on Social Media

🔥Soundcloud.com/playboyronnie

🔥Twitter.com/implayboyronnie

🔥Instagram.com/iamplayboyronnie

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

Richie Carter – I’m Sad

Richie Carter shares real pain of loss with new single “I’m Sad”

ROCKFORD, IL – Richie Carter’s haunting single, “I’m Sad” is from the six-track EP of the first songs written after Richie’s mother passed away unexpectedly. After inheriting money, Richie blew a lot of it. Making some bad decisions, he found himself getting into trouble for the same things that upset his mother before she passed away.

Richie released two EPs at the same time, like an A-Side / B-Side release in the style of an R&B album. A combination of R&B and Rap, each six song collection has its own theme. The “Too Much Whiskey” EP contains “I’m Sad” which Richie describes as sounding like Lil Peep meets Mac Miller. A “self-loathing song,” it is relevant for today’s audience because it’s openly sad and demonstrates the ability to understand and accept what makes a person sad, instead of trying to run or hide from the feeling.

The opening track of “I’m Sad” serves as the first stepping stone of the sorrow and harsh reality that money can’t replace a life, progressing towards the last track, “Too Much Whiskey.” While recording the last track, Richie had to stop recording several times because of his emotional state. The artist is very honest, trying to do everything through his music. The creation process is therapeutic and helps him to see his situation from a different perspective.

The “Sappy Hour” EP was born out of a long distance relationship which began after his mother passed away and has since resulted in his engagement! The six songs on this EP were written for the woman who is now his fiancée.

Both EPs were illustrated by Xclusive Illustration. They were recorded in a little basement studio in Rockford, IL that Richie has been using for over a decade. He has recorded in big studios in Los Angeles and Chicago, but Richie will tell you that Rockford’s engineer, Neal Howard, is one of the best. When he was 17 years old, Richie found Neal and has been working with him ever since. J Caspersen is the producer for the entire project.

A rambunctious and curious person, Richie cultivates his curiosity and tries to engage in anything that he is curious about. He feels this has much to do with the bold and open quality of his music which makes it more relatable.

Richie wants everyone to know that it pays to be patient and to keep trying. “A lot of people get the perception that they need to be at a certain place at a certain time,” says Richie, who used to write a school newspaper piece called “Direction Over Destination.” “Don’t worry so much about where you end up at. Just try to go in the right direction of what you really want to do and you’ll find something in that path. Just follow your heart and do what you want to do. Don’t expect to be exactly what you want to be. But you’re gonna find something you enjoy doing if you just go down the path that you enjoy walking.”

Cultivate your own curiosity by checking out Richie Carter’s music:

“Too Much Whiskey”

https://soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic/sets/too-much-whiskey

“Sappy Hour”

https://soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic/sets/sappy-hour

 

https://twitter.com/ElRichieCarter

https://www.facebook.com/RichieCarterMusic

http://www.soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic

BTG – Top Dog

BTG brothers overcome political persecution, assassination attempts – share story on new video game and album ‘PYROHYDRO’

COLUMBUS, OH – When C Los and his cousin SOG (Soldier Of God) tell you that their group BTG is going to make national headlines, they’re not just flapping their lips or trying to get social media views by shocking the public. They’re going to shock the public with the truth which they’re presenting in compelling ways. One part music, one part video game, one part self-help book and multiple parts entertainment, their multimedia approach to sharing their truth with the world is just getting ramped up. And it starts with the release of their new album “PYROHYDRO.” 

The 21-song album is set to release on July 4 and tells the story of these two embattled artists as they’ve fought over the past decade to be recognized in the entertainment industry. With backgrounds that come with all the trappings of street life, these two “brothers” have risen from the hardships of their lives to recreate themselves. What once used to represent the Black Triad Gangstas, BTG is now something the duo uses to point to a higher power with “Belonging To God”. And under this new banner, the two are creating things that tell the stories of where they’ve come from – including multiple assassination attempts, broken record deals, legal battles with video game production companies, and hard-living on the streets. But those stories are filled with inspiration for a world looking for hope.

“We’re not religious, we’re spiritual,” said SOG. “We don’t preach, we just talk about spiritual stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what we’re talking about. You might hear some gangsta stuff in there because we lived it. I was a stickup kid and my brother was a weed man. We’re legitimately street credible dudes. But we both made a vow that we were going to leave it behind, and we have. We know about the street and our story is gonna tell you that, but we’re spiritual and we’re trying to do something positive on top of all that are negative.” 

“PYROHYDRO” is a mash of multiple genres that not only introduces the world to BTG’s unique sound and style but also serves as the first chapter of a multimedia story that is continued across the video game “The Art of Life and Death” which is slated to release in 2020. While “PYROHYDRO” tells the story of C Los and SOG, it also begins to describe some of the storylines that players can expect to see in the video game. Self-described as a “Grand Theft Auto meets The God of War” type of game, the two utilize real life experiences within the game’s storyline with music from “PYROHYDRO” laced throughout as a type of soundtrack.

One of the tracks from the album, “Boogyman” is featured prominently in the video game and serves as the hot single from the album. SOG said it was inspired by a dark time in his life when at age 13, he tried to commit suicide. On the other hand, “Top Dog” is the debut single from the same album.

“When I was in the emergency room, two angels showed up,” he said. “In this song, I’m telling the story about how those angels appeared and how having a different spiritual practice has helped me escape five assassination attempts. One attempt in particular I avoided because of my spirituality. And that moment with the angels is something that happens in the video game as well.” 

SOG said he has also written a book called “64 Levels of Power” which is also slated to be released in 2020. It, too, fills a role within the multimedia story that BTG is telling. 

To listen to “PYROHYDRO” or to follow BTG on social media, please visit:

https://thatbdpfyop.com/

www.magiccmag.com 

“PYROHYDRO” Mixtape

https://soundcloud.com/user-717692900/sets/pyrohydro-mixtape

Bandup Smg – Buzz Feat. Ty Money | @BandupSmg

Stream The Slappin New Single From Bandup SMG Titled “Buzz” Featuring Ty Money

Bandup SMG sent over a fire new single titled “Buzz” featuring Ty Money and Blasian Beats on production. Bandup SMG is a Chicago artists on the rise. He’s known for his catchy hooks, crazy adlibs, diverse tracks, and bringing real life experiences to the track.

His life is no act, he prides himself on staying #100, and expressing true stories through his lyrics. Bandup SMG has a versatile style, he can spit on any type of beat from BoomBap rap to Afrobeat and keep the people tuned in. He can rock a top40 crowd just as well as rocking out for his trap fans, its his creativity plus flow which attract s the people and makes him a great choice for diverse crowds.

Bandup is ready for the industry, the real question to ask is the industry ready for Bandup SMG? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. We will stay tuned in to watch the show make sure you do too!

You can follow @BandupSMG on Instagram, Follow @BandupSMG on Twitter. Stream and download Bandup SMG’s new single Buzz here.