Noah Da Don is Back! Brings Ricardo’s Way 2 with Him @Noahdadon1

Noah Da Don is back and ready to make his mark with his highly anticipated new mixtape “Ricardo’s Way 2.” The brand new mixtape follows up “HUH!” his previous smash hit and video. “Ricardo’s Way 2” is being released on Friday, August 3.

Making moves off vibes and big on “going with his gut,” Noah Da Don, born in Washington, D.C. NW is the NEXT “Nod Worthy” artist to emerge out of the DMV. His most recent mixtape was dropped by DJ Self, Noah Da Don, explains, “People were calling me. DJ’s were telling me this was the one.” Checking the numbers, he watched his latest hustler’s anthem quickly jumped to a staggering amount of downloads, becoming one of the hottest new singles to drop. After releasing his last video, Noah claimed the ears of a more diverse fanbase, creatively building his visual platform on MTV and Revolt.

Keep your eyes and ears open for performances by Noah Da Don in your city. Noah just signed a deal with Ghazi’s EMPIRE for distribution. With the release of “Ricardo’s Way 2” Noah firmly claims his spot as the new king of the DMV.

Noah Da Don – ‘Ricardo’s Way 2 (Mixtape) Link:

Noah Da Don Social:
Instagram: iamnoahdadon
Twitter: @Noahdadon1

Dj Smoke drops “Smoked Out Radio 53” | @DjSmokeMixtapes

Dj Smoke Presents: Smoked Out Radio 53 the mixtape series!!

Smoked Out Radio 53 released on August 1, 2018 is now available to stream and download on Spinrilla. Smoked Out Radio 53 is also available on Livemixtapes, Da Mix Hub, and most major mixtape sites. If you are a Spotify user I want you to know that we kept you guys in mind as well! We believe in helping artists get paid for their hard work! We will be launching our Smoked Out Radio 53 playlist on Spotify real soon!

Check out new music from Buck CityAntliveNote$BenjaminLocsonBoDi DeederWeasel SimsMurf Dilly  Bubble Eye and many others!!

Hit me up if you are an artist with a dope new single! You can send me your mp3, artwork, Twitter (or any social media info) and leave me a brief description about yourself. There is a small placement fee if your song has been chosen. ALL mixtape slots include free promotion for your main single. BEST part is there are NO PLACEMENT FEES if you are a recent client.

Email everything to me at DjSmokeSubmissions@gmail.com 

Follow and support @DjSmokemixtapes on all social media!

Rawrr Interviews – Richard Pigkaso

Coming off his performance of the Monday Night Rawrr #GiveBackShow this past Saturday; Bronx artist Richard Pigkaso has started a new initiative called the #OurBikerJacket Initiative in which the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks, making Richard Pigkaso our latest artist spotlight. Since the release of his project There are Always Strings Attached he has continued to strive and will even be performing in Arizona this summer. Read his interview below .

 

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born and raised in Bronx, New York. I would consider myself an introvert that is constantly trying to break out of his shell. Also I love food more than I love people.

2) What is a typical day / week like for you?
I usually head to work at 5am. As I’m on the train or my father dropping me at work, I am hearing beats and thinking of writing creative rhymes. After work, I go home yo-yoing while I’m walking and on the train waiting. I usually stop by this peanut stand by the train and I eat them as I’m walking home. I get prepared for the gym with my pre-workout and protein shake and workout for about a half hour a day. I usually hut the hay around 930 and do the day all week. On weekends, I’m at the studio for about 4 hours and go on cray weird random adventures with my friends in the city.
3) How did you get into rap ? What is your creative process like?
I got into rap about 2012 but didn’t take it really serious until 2014. I wrote a lot of poems in college and one of my friends was a songwriter for Sony. He recommended me to a person that eventually lead me to where I’m at today, a signed artist on Coalishun Entertainment. My process for writing my lyrics comes from my personal life. I take certain aspects of it, and turn it into a fun song. Other times it comes from how I’m feeling at that moment and the inspiration flows through my veins. I would also yo-yo for hours thinking of lyrics. Yo-yoing is like an extension of my brain to come up with complicated wordplay and stupid punch lines.
4) Do you feel like you needed any musical training ?
Not really. I am self-taught. In the beginning, ill admit, it was kind of difficult to learn how to rhyme. Overtime, after some practice and my friends and label mates encouraging me to be better, I ventured out into excelling in my vocabulary and added them to my music.
5) How important do you feel your image is as an artist?
I’m a yo-yo rapper… what image?
6) You have recently been featured on Wu Tang’s mistake? How did this happen and how do you feel about that?
My friend shared an IG photo of the contest to me. DJ Symphony was holding a contest for his latest mix tape called “Wu-Invasion Mix tape – World Edition” hosted by Ghostface Killah. I uploaded my song “OMG” which features Kwoat. I didn’t think nothing of it because I knew he wasn’t going to pick me to be apart of it. About a week later, I get a call on my phone while I’m at work from DJ Symphony himself telling me I am getting a slot on his mix tape. I was so excited that I told EVERYBODY close to me about it. What made it more surprising was that my song is featured on Wikipedia. I didn’t even know that was apart of it. As of today it has over 4 million downloads.
7)  What is your secret to your videos, how have you always pulled great numbers ?
The secret is simply being yourself. I always make sure any video I do contains my thoughts in real time. What you see is what I think of myself. Certain numbers I’m not gonna lie, you got to put up some bread. Also you got to reach a lot of legit IG followers that have organic views. You may have to pay $100-$700 if you want a few to a lot of people to see your masterpiece. Your budget as to match your promotion. If you’re putting $1000 for videos put another $1000 for promotion.
8) Tell us about the this is our biker jacket initiative ? What do you hope to achieve with this?
I am doing a personal project called “This Is Our Biker Jacket”, Go follow it on Instagram @thisisourbikerjacket . Its a project where I travel to different showcases, events, exhibitions etc. and ask everyone or anyone in the underground or up and coming in the world of music, art, film etc. to put their signature on an all white biker jacket. This jacket will be a great representation of people who are grinding and striving to be all they can be while starting from the bottom. After the jacket is fully signed, I’m going to shadowbox it (put the jacket in a frame) and put it up for auction. All proceeds will go to @autismspeaks As you can see in just a few weeks, we have a lot of notable people who want to be apart of this endeavor. it officially kicked off on July 7th with @safielvonay of @thenycgrind being the first signees. I truly appreciate everyone that is on the jacket and in the future will sign my jacket. If you ever see me carrying this on my back or hanging this on a wall, don’t hesitate to stop me and ask to sign. I would hope it would inspire other people to want to be able to come together and help out different causes around the world. It doesn’t only have to be autism. It can be breast cancer, AIDS, Diabetes etc. I have always love joining causes and I wanted to do my part as a human being.
9) Tell us about your other community actions, what made you want to be involved with Autism Speaks!  how important is it for you or for artists to take action in community matters?
Personally, I have had developmental issues in my life. I had lead poisoning at age 5 and I was really sick for about 2 years straight. Always throwing up, having headaches, going to the doctor etc. took a toll on my learning. People called me stupid, dumb, and the worst retarded. I was bullied to a point where I had to transfer high schools because I was afraid to go. Overtime, with the help of my parents, I was able to overcome certain mental obstacles and had a normal life. I got 2 college degrees in business, a great paying job at a hospital, and able to be creative with music while having a great social life.
10) What is next for Richard Pigkaso?
Don’t want to give too much away, but ill say new music videos, more awesome music, and maybe a short film. It’s all in the beta stages but we shall see what happens in the future.
There are Strings Attached Available Everywhere Now 
Follow Richard at @richieluvsyoyos

Emacc, CEO of Emacculent Entertainment Talks Music, Business, & Hollywood @Emacculent_Ent

Eric D. Harris, known in the music and entertainment industry as Emacc, announces the launch of his record label Emacculent Entertainment. Since a child Emacc had aspirations to become a successful business man in Hollywood.

“There was something about the whole lifestyle, the places, the personalities, and even down to the Hollywood scandals”

He got his first taste of the scene when an agent picked him up for modeling and acting, that led to national commercials with major brands like Nike and Reebok. Growing up in the rough surroundings of Long Beach, California, Emacc developed a plan to show off and bring to the forefront the talent of so many of other brothers and sisters in the same environment.

With years of gained knowledge from mentors, major artists and actors, and other entrepreneurs in the music and entertainment industry Emacc declared his new status as CEO of Emacculent Entertainment.

To date Emacc will be starring in a film called 7th & Westlake with major Hollywood Actor Rick Hard, co-stars Micah Fitzgerald, Omar Gooding, Rick Ross, Samuel Monroe Jr., and more. Be on the lookout for his first compilation album “Emacculent Compilation Volume 1” which features major artists such as Snoop Dog, AD, Chris Brown, OG Suicide, and Micah Fitzgerald who is Hollywood’s leading actor! The compilation also includes first signed rapper on Emacculent Entertainment, K.TWO.

MJ: Your resume and accolades speak for themselves!  Looking back on that little boy who had big dreams to make it in Hollywood, what would you say to him now?

EMACC: I would say, God gave everyone a special gift, and it’s up to us to use those gifts to our advantage. Have confidence and believe in yourself, never give up until the race is over.

MJ: Giving back is key when we mention Hip Hop and the culture. However, we also know how the business can be. Why was is so important for you to showcase the talent of up and coming artists?

EMACC: It’s simply the right thing to do. I wanted to give artists the opportunity to live out their dreams and to open the door to our broken society, and in time fix the problems. What someone else has attempted to destroy I’m here to rebuild.

MJ: Your first signed rapper is K.TWO. Tell everyone a little bit about him, why he was chosen to represent Emacculent Entertainment, and what projects he has going on.

EMACC: K.TWO is actually an artist I help raise. I wrote his first rap for him when he was 7-years old. That’s when I discovered he had skills. I know he will be able to shine in the music industry. It’s his time to secure the bag. We have a few new projects we are working on. We have some big features ready to bless his new album and he’s also working on a new mix tape with the help of some mega producers in the industry. I must say it’s a blessing to be where we are, and I’m eager to see where we go with the guidance of God!

MJ: Talk about the label. Will Emacculent Entertainment be limited to artists only?

EMACC: Absolutely not!  I want to be involved with anything under the umbrella of entertainment. I want to display talent and also give the people what they want and demand especially when it comes to down to music or putting on a dynamic show. I am working everyday around the clock to create artist’s opportunities to show off their talents and shine.

MJ: Without giving too much away, what can listeners expect from volume 1 of the “Emacculent Compilation”?

EMACC: A universal sound with a mixture of Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Pop, Trap, Rock, and Latin.  We display a collaboration of sound’s and cultures. I will make history with this album and my label.

MJ: To make it in Hollywood you have to wear many different hats, entrepreneur being the biggest! Do you have a preference over acting, business man, modeling, and talent scouting?

EMACC: I was told I am the “Moses” of my family.  I’m here to lead and help artists grow, so my preference is I like helping people I realize I am here to help other individuals. I believe we are all King’s and Queens.

MJ: As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like Hollywood and the world to know about yourself and Emacculent Entertainment?

EMACC:  Be on the lookout for Emacculent Ent. Because we are coming to claim our stake!

Follow Emacc on Social Media:

Twitter @Emacculent_Ent

Instagram @Emacculent.Ent

Lovell – Watcha Gonna Do

Lovell Spreads Positivity through New Single
“Whatcha Gonna Do”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lovell Brooks has always had an undeniable passion for everything that had to do with music. After receiving his first big break in 1986 with his performance group Private Affairs, he knew he possessed the drive and talent to go far. As he continued on with his career, he realized he wanted to take a different route as a solo artist. He was so focused on perfecting his craft independently, which prompted him to continue on his journey as such.

When it comes to Lovell’s style, he prides himself on being extremely versatile. After dabbling into RnB music, his peers began noticing how his talent effortlessly started to shine through. “After taking some time off from music, I had a reawakening in 2010. I wasn’t liking what I was seeing in the industry, as violence and drugs were being promoted. So, I took matters into my own hands and reinvented the wheel with my own sound,” said the artist. It took serious determination and bravery to stand apart from the masses, and promote a message he hoped would go further. It was no surprise that his fans were immediately receptive to the positive message he shared through his music.

Lovell shook the RnB scene by storm when he released his reintroduction single, “Baby Hi”. The song alone raked in numbers at a rate that Lovell was stunned, and rightfully pleased, by. In continuing to provide inspiration to his listeners in need of it, he kept the momentum going with the release of his most recent single, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, from his follow-up album “Universoul Man”. “It’s a soulful reminder to gangsters in the street who may be doing bad things,” said Lovell. “It has a Curtis Mayfield vibe to it. I just want to give a warning to people who may want to gravitate toward criminal behavior. I want to inspire them to pursue more positive aspirations.” Much like its predecessor, the single has garnered a lot of attention as it continues to generate an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.

Regardless of what projects he’s working on, Lovell strives to be the “O.G.” as he continues to spread an uplifting message through his music. “Not to sound cliché, but people shouldn’t give up so easily. Nothing by chance will happen fast, so you have to continue to hone your craft,” said the singer. He hopes his fans will take heed to his message, and never stop achieving their goals in life. After all, Lovell is a living and breathing example of someone who never stopped reaching for greatness.

To listen to Lovell’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://twitter.com/realrnbreturns
https://www.instagram.com/lovellrealrnb/
https://www.facebook.com/lovell2016

NEW MUSIC | BINO DA SINGER “I DON’T WANNA LIVE THIS LIFE” VIDEO @BinoDaSinger

Philly’s own Bino Da Singer is known for both his lyrics and harmonious vocals. His latest single “I Don’t Wanna Live This Life” hits heavy to families and all walks of life.  Bino’s soulful approach to poverty, abuse, strained relationships, and other struggles is brilliant. It offers listeners a sense of hope to remain strong on their feet. This record is one to embrace and holds as timeless music on the charts.

Listen to “I Dont’ Wanna Live This Life” below.

https://www.instagram.com/binodasinger/

https://soundcloud.com/bino-da-singer

https://twitter.com/binodasinger

 

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Lalo The Don – Lick The Kitty (Remix) ft @JackiOWorld | @LaloTheDon

Lalo The Don Drops Animation Video for Lick The Kitty (Remix) Featuring Jacki-O

I received an awesome, new video from the homie Lalo The Don. This is a different type of visual, Lalo linked with Black Disney who created the animation to bring us this awesome visual. You can purchase and stream Lalo The Don’s new project titled Thug Gentlemen on Spotify, iTunes, and all streaming outlets.

Support the indies click here to purchase Lalo The Don – Lick The Kitty ft Jacki-O (Remix) on iTunes. Follow Lalo The Don on Social Media ——-> @LaloTheDon

Animation by Black Disney, Beat produced by FB Beats, Executive Producer/Writer Lalo The Don. Copyright 2018 Lalo The Don/Thug Gentleman Entertainment, ASCAP/Thug Gentleman Publishing, Album: Thug Gentleman.