B. Dvine ‘Times Have Changed’ EP

Long Island, NY emcee and producer B.Dvine releases highly anticipated EP titled ‘Times Have Changed.’ The 6-track EP features Hip-Hop pioneer and legend Erick Sermon, UK’s own Cuban Pete, D-Rage, and Xavia.

Dvine displays a mastered skillset in both production and rhymes to deliver an eclectic project that includes classic Hip-Hop vibes, a club ante, raw wordplay, and even something for the ladies.  “Selfless Pride” sets the EP off and Dvine’s moves in this new age and new dawn. Not new to the game, he knows the climb and prepared to trek new heights. Over knocking bass weaved into penetrating pulsations for a modern twist, Dvine reminds the world that he’s developed from negativity and now sees the bigger picture clearly. The empowering track sets a tone for the remaining tracks.

“Hush”, a worldly collaboration, dictates for less talk and more action. Simply put Dvine, Sermon, Pete, and D-Rage are winning bosses with receipts. The aggressive domination flows over a riveting kaleidoscope of cadences intended to shock the core.  “Don’t Mean Nuttin” piggybacks off “Hush.” Dvine puts rappers, the game, and outsiders on blast; while they aim to impress with fallacies, Dvine breaks everything down thread by thread.

“Come Alive” is the feel-good track of the EP. With alarming and cosmic soundscapes, this infectious anthem is ideal for a sleepless night out, busting moves on the dance floor, or bumping through the city. In “Chocolate Syrup”, Dvine shows off his lustful side with slick, yet sensual pillow talk. This is not your average Netflix and chill scenario, instead, Dvine commands his wordplay right into climax.

Dvine lays out a vivid timeline for listeners in “Mr. Dreams.” He takes us back to the vulnerable age of 15 when music and Hip-Hop were a passion then transcends to the moment his dreams greet reality. It began from digging in the crates, rhyming, creating beats with his own niche and twist, to rubbing elbows with industry execs and legends.  Dvine’s lyrical calisthenics drives a knife into doubters and even teachers who labeled him as hopeless.

Overall, ‘Times Have Changed’ embodies the growth of Dvine’s artistry and ability to curate timeless music during a period where Hip-Hop is ever-changing and steadily evolving. Stream ‘Times Have Changed’ and connect with B. Dvine below.

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B.Bandz and CalBoy Join Forces For “Apart” | @TheRealBBandz

The Drippy Drill Artist Releases New Single “Apart” With CalBoy

Ahead of his forthcoming EP, “Humble Drip”, Chicago-native B.Bandz teams up with fellow Chicago native, CalBoy (@147Calboy) for his new single and visual titled “Apart”.

B.Bandz is a fast rising independent artist. Having already worked with the likes of Bay Swag, Zoey Dollars, Lil Mouse and CDot Honcho just to name a few, Bandz has been able to bring his sound and wave outside of the city (Chi-Town).

Set to drop a 6 song EP titled “Humble Drip“ very soon, Bandz first serves up “Apart” with CalBoy to gain momentum for the project. The two rappers trade verses on how their struggles and grind set them “Apart” from the rest. B.Bandz just released a club banger titled “Make Her Dance” we will review that single next time!

B.Bandz New Release With CalBoy

Follow B.Bandz on Social Media @TheRealBBandz

Bandz has been hitting the tour scene pretty heavy over the years. He’s performed at the iconic Revolt club in Miami Beach, The Riot Room in Kansas City, A3C, SXSW, not to mention going on tour with both Curren$y, and Chief Keef. He’s been on stage with the mayor of Oakland teaching her his new dance “The Bandz Walk“.

Stream “Apart” on SoundCloud or YouTube. Add  “Apart” to your playlists, and  share with your people!

Check out the Dj reviews below!

Dj Smoke Says

“I give this track a rating of 4 out of 5. This is a street banger for the 35 and under community, but really anyone can rock to it. I’ve heard many of B.Bandz songs, this one stands out to me the most. I like the collaboration with CalBoy they mesh well together on the track.

Lyrics: ★★★★☆ | Hook: ★★★☆☆ | Flow/Delivery: ★★★★☆ | Production: ★★★★☆  Overall Sound: ★★★★☆ | Radio/Club Ready: ★★★☆☆ | Marketability: ★★★★☆
Overall Score: ★★★★☆

Dj Silkee Says

“After listening to the new single from B. Bandz, I have to give it a rating of 4. It would definitely hype up the younger generations. You can definitely tell that it is a midwest banger by the flow and the beat. It follows in the footsteps of 147Calboys “Envy Me” with a hyper energy.

Lyrics: ★★★★☆ | Hook: ★★★☆☆ | Flow/Delivery: ★★★★☆ | Production: ★★★★☆  Overall Sound: ★★★★☆ | Radio/Club Ready: ★★★☆☆ | Marketability: ★★★★☆
Overall Score: ★★★★☆

Coredj Q Ball Says

“This Video was shot and edited nicely. The location makes it really look good. The song, I give 3 stars overall.
The production Is nice. CalBoy brung the heat as he does. This is a street record. Check out the video here, and how I scaled this record.

Lyrics: ★★★☆☆ | Hook: ★★★☆☆ | Flow/Delivery: ★★★☆☆ | Production: ★★★★☆ Overall Sound: ★★★★☆ | Radio/Club Ready: ★★☆☆☆ | Marketability: ★★★☆☆
Overall Score: ★★★☆☆

Danielle Black “Finished?” Video

 

Danielle Black’s Bars, Vocals, & Visuals Dominate Indie Charts In “Finished?”

Sultry singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress Danielle Black releases electrifying, in your face visuals for “Finished?.” With her fierce and intense dominating being, Black addresses ‘Jadas’ (jealous haters) who blame her for their steady downfall. Her deliverance of slick lyrics and strong vocals are just a teaser attesting to her continual wins in the industry. Whether she’s spitting bars or singing, Black is the complete package Rah Rah Rah-ing all the way to the top while the others are Nah Nah Nah-ing on the sidelines.

The video depicts Black’s versatility as an artist, a woman, as well as an unbreakable pillar. Black coupling with a sleek snake throughout the video symbolizes her re-birth with no elbow room to deter her growth. Watch “Finished?” and connect with Danielle Black below.

Instagram @danielleblacktheguardian | Twitter @msblackmusic| YouTube | Web

Amadeus360 “A Serious Problem” Ft. M.O.P. & Teflon

It takes a dominating force with animalistic instincts to run through the boroughs with vigorous, lyrical gods as M.O.P and Teflon. With a lengthy and celebrated catalog under his belt, producer Amadeus360 fits the bill!

Amadeus360 lays down an impeccable, yet gritty blueprint and enlists NY’s infamous firing squad. The combination of concrete trembling bass and pulsating tones heightens the aggressive bars. His use of intermittent cuts and scratches sends listeners into a Hip Hop induced adrenaline rush, leaving the track on repeat!  Stream “A Serious Problem” and connect with Amadeus360 on Instagram and Twitter.

About Amadeus360

Devan Amadeus Clark is a 10-year beatmaker/production vet. He is celebrated as a former DJ in NYC and surrounding areas at The Tunnel, SOBs, Fat Beats, The Shadow, and many other distinguished venues. Amadeus spun records live for Lin Q and MC Lyte, and carries production credits to Jahrell Tha Starchild, The Brotherhood From the UK, and recently M.O.P and DV Alias Khyrst.

Kohn x Steve Sxaks ‘Light at the End’ Album

Philly based MC/producer duo of Kohn and Steve Sxaks return with a diverse, generational fused project titled ‘Light At The End.’  The 11-track album features Reub Boy, BellaBlu, 3T3N, Biz Mighty, Joe White, and Marrissa Joy.

Sxaks shows off his impeccably mastered production skills while Kohn delivers quick-witted wordplay, classic storytelling, and at times hits you with ‘in your face’ lyrical bombs. “Wanna Ride” offers listeners a laid-back vibe of R&B blends mixed with modern cadences. However, don’t get lost in hypnosis as “Goldar” picks up the pace with distinct striking sounds that heighten Kohn’s Trap flow. “Pay Up” is a catchy track, one that can be heard blaring anthem style. With no co-sign needed Kohn is securing bags while he levels up.

The album continues to intensify with “Shrimp Scampi.” Kohn’s zany flow and raw wordplay are magnified over a multi-genre mosh pit of fervid soundscapes. In “Replay” Kohn describes how life epitomes the redundancies of Groundhog Day but switches up yet again in “Fried Okra.” Over classic meets latter-day tones, Kohn spews authentic and animated lyricism for a throwback vibe.

“Bar Crawl” is the action-packed big screen track of the album with three minutes of raw lyrical sirens setting off a state of suspense and hair-raising chills. Once again, the mood shifts in “Palm Trees.” The sounds of striking drums serve as the heart of the track and magnify Kohn’s simple message of being ahead of the game as a heavyweight while other’s pen game is featherweight.

The duo impresses the ladies in “Pad Thai” and offers plenty of play to get them in the mood, and with a smooth soulful vibe, they don’t miss a beat. “Turn Around” is a track about constantly feeling on edge from a misled relationship. Kohn embodies the all too familiar tale through innovative storytelling.

To finalize the album, and in an attempt to spread a message near and far, from childhood to adulthood, from rich and poor, from every color in the rainbow; Kohn delivers countless gems in “Light At The End” about being true to what you believe no matter what.

Stream/purchase ‘Light At The End’ on preferred platforms and connect with the duo on Instagram @steve_sxaks and @kohnmusic

#IndieArtistSpotlight B.Bandz – Apart ft CalBoy | @TheRealBBandz

Drippy Drill Artist B.Bandz  Drops New Single “Apart” With CalBoy | @TheRealBBandz

Hailing from Chicago B.Bandz is dope new independent artist on the rise and he is already making waves! Starting at 16, he found a way to connect with his peers and listeners with his music and lyrics. Gifted with slick wordplay B.Bandz crafts his lyrics creatively to fit the production and keep his listeners tuned in.

With Artists like Chief Keef, G Herbo, leading the way Chicago is the home of Drill Music. B.Bandz has crafted a commercial sound and image with his own style of Drill music which he has labeled “Drippy Drill”. 

The bars are in the drip, a lot of lines go over people’s heads from the way it sounds, but if you listen carefully you will understand why he describes it as “Drippy Drill”. 
Get in tune! B.Bandz has teamed up with such artists like Bay Swag, Zoey Dollars, Lil Mouse, Cdot Honcho amongst many others. He’s working hard on the grind to bring a new wave, a new sound, and a new image out of Chicago!
 

Bandz has been killing the tour scene! He was on stage with the mayor of Oakland as he showed her his new dance “The Bandz Walk “. He’s performed at the iconic Revolt club in Miami Beach, not to mention going on tour with both Curren$y, and Chief Keef. One of B.Bandz most recent accomplishments was surpassing 1 million views on his hit single “Porsche“.

Up next for B.Bandz:

  • B.Bandz is releasing a new single “Make Her Dance” on all streaming platforms
  • B.Bandz is set to release a 6 song EP titled “Humble Drip“ during 1st first quarter
  • Marketing  and promoting the visual for “Apart” featuring Chicago artist Calboy
  • Campaign tour coming up in February, running through April 2020

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F Money – Talk To Me

Near-death experience gives young musician new outlook on life

SOUTH FLORIDA – A lot of things changed for Felipe Marquez on the day his car was hit by someone going 92 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.

It’s cliché to say his life flashed before his eyes but that’s exactly what happened to him. He’d been homeless for about three years, living in his car and using that vehicle to make money as a driver for a ride-share company. Like any other day, he was picking up fares and was on his way to pick up a passenger when he was struck at top speed by someone going more than double the speed limit. He was fortunate to survive and all things considered, escaped from the accident better off than he could have ever hoped for. After two surgeries and a week in the hospital, he’s spent the past few months recovering from multiple injuries. He still hasn’t regained nerve sensation in his left thigh or shoulder, but everything else is back in working order. And the settlement from the accident has given him something he’s never had before: the financial freedom to pursue his dreams.

And that’s exactly what he’s doing. When your life is mere milliseconds from being snuffed out, you can’t help but realize there’s only a finite amount of time on this earth and if you ever want to realize your dreams, you better do it now while you still can. For Felipe, his dream has been to be a professional musician for as long as he can remember. And so for the past few months, he’s been pursuing that dream with a passion. He adopted the stage name F Money and has been exploring his unique sound and style through music that he says is inspired by affection for a very specific woman in his life.

“The theme of my rapping is about the woman I love,” he said. “In college, she decided to call herself C Money and so I said I’d call myself F Money, which is a play off of both our first initials. After the car accident, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I want to do with my life. I love music, and I love C Money, and so I decided to start making music about the person I love the most. I’ve been given the freedom to do almost anything I want now, and I’m going to make the most of that opportunity.”

His first foray into the industry comes by way of a single called “Talk To Me.” It’s a club-ready aggressive rap song with a fun tone to it. He said it tells the story of a period of his life shortly after he had been evicted from his first apartment and had just started living in his car. 

“I received a message from the woman I had loved through a mutual friend, and they told me she was a lesbian now,” he said. “I had been sending her money and gifts and she kept turning me down, and now I was living in my car and I found that out. So this song was born from the things I wanted to say then, though in a more poetic way. Most of the lyrics I use in it have been used in other Hip Hop songs in various contextual ways but in my case, they have a specific reference to her. For instance, when someone else says ‘water’ in their songs, they might be talking about jewelry. But when I use it in this song, for me it’s a metaphor for crying. I’m using imagery like purple and yellow colors, as metaphors for our feelings and personalities. And in some ways, I’m just showing off and having fun with the debauchery of it all.”

F Money said he hopes people will be able to connect to his music not only because they, too, have experienced similar relationship entanglements, but also because they recognize a young man who has struggled in life and who is attempting to make the most of his opportunities. 

“I want to be seen as somebody who is making music and who has a back story that people can be inspired by,” he said. “I’m a kid from south Florida who was ingrained in Hip Hop from a young age by sitting in his bedroom listening to Hip Hop music. And now I’m someone who has decided to take on the characteristics of that Hip Hop genre to gain the affection of a woman I desire.”

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

Facebook.com/fmoneyofficial

Instagram.com/fmoneyofficial

Twitter.com/fmoneyofficial

Izzy Ice X Cool & Dre “Cake Up” Party Remix Topping Charts

Brooklyn rapper Izzy Ice is topping playlists with skyrocketing streams on his latest single “Cake Up.” What better way to bring in the new year than with legendary Cool & Dre on board for the party remix.

If the catchy hook, dramatic bass, and kaleidoscope of symphonic tones aren’t’ enough to entice listeners in; Ice’s charismatic flow and infectious wordplay will.

“Cake Up” celebrates personal wins and overall success as vividly displayed in the video. Word of advice from Ice…Wake up, get your weight up, and get your cake up. Watch “Cake Up” and connect with Izzy Ice on Instagram @Iamizzyice.

For press and interview inquiries, please email contactshamikasykes@gmail.com

D Prime 215 x Hezekiah “Sacred Mantra” Video

Esteemed Philly lyricist D Prime 215 and producer Hezekiah release visuals for “Sacred Mantra.” The single/video is the title track off Prime’s second solo EP, available everywhere music is sold.

Prime wastes no time to deliver his flow over classic boom-bap cadences blended with sharp electric tones. The simple video leaves no room for distraction, only eyes and ears digesting infectious, conscious wordplay.

Prime takes great pride in being true to oneself and “Sacred Mantra” is no exception. With his feet planted firmly, Prime’s bars run his narrative. A narrative of a man who has “no room for houses and cars, but my word is bond.”

The intricate wordsmith reminders listeners that at the end of the day our words and actions are all we have to fall back on. Prime will continue to stay true while he lives out his dreams. Watch “Sacred Mantra” (directed by JL Jupiter) and connect with D Prime 215 and Hezekiah below.

D Prime 215

IG: http://bit.ly/DPrimeIG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrimeTwitter

Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/DPrimeSoundCloud

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrimeFacebook

Hezekiah

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hezekiah3rd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hezekiah3rd/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hezekiah3rd/

About D Prime 215

In the English language, the word “Prime” is defined as “of first importance”. One could certainly say that Philadelphian emcee D Prime 215 has christened himself appropriately, as hip-hop has been of first importance in this young man’s life since he picked up a pad and pen in 2009. You can hear the warm, “golden era” sounds of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest and hometown heroes The Roots pulsing through his music, but with an updated, current twist. Prime’s held his own on wax with underground veterans like Reef the Lost Cauze, Hezekiah and Has-Lo, and shared the stage with heavyweight names such as Torae and Marco Polo. His approach is straightforward, his words honest, and his work ethic diligent. D Prime 215 is on a mission to create songs that stand the test of time, and with his unique blend of the old and the new, he’s sure to accomplish just that.

Lejend Releases “The Future” Single

Dallas, Texas wordsmith Lejend aka ‘black ninja’ drops another single off his ‘American History X’ project. The single, “The Future” is a personal, lyrical ode.

http://lejend1.bandcamp.com/track/the-future

Over soulful, yet profound cadences, Lejend exposes dark hearts while declaring what he’s coming for in ‘the future’. His truth serum-based rhymes reflect his reaction to devil moves, the flag, money, and naysayers.

Lejend moves differently, while others are striving to go viral, he’s making history with aspirations to touch the sky. Stream “The Future” and connect with Lejend @texasheat on Twitter and @lejend3102 on Instagram.