40 Abioye – Fortune Cookies

Depth of wisdom drips from new album  ‘Fortune Cookies’ from Atlanta artist 40 Abioye 

ATLANTA, GA – 40 Abioye is the true definition of an Indie success story. Fiercely independent and articulate, this Atlanta-based artist has found a way to please both the hardcore Hip Hop fans and a much wider audience through soulful hooks, picture-painted verses and savvy collaborations with some big names in the industry. That pedigree is put on full display with his new album “Fortune Cookies,” which will be available across all streaming platforms later this year. 

Everybody loves getting the little bits of wisdom found in the center of a fortune cookie, and that’s the sentiment 40 Abioye is bringing with his new albumWith every single song on the project, 40 offers messages to the world that are a variety of good vibes, inspiration and challenges to look at the world with a different perspective.  

“When you get a fortune cookie, you never know what kind of message you’re gonna get,” 40 said. “That’s the same idea with this album – you never know what you’re gonna get until you push the button and see what the next song is about. I’m giving you a variety of different feels and I’m showing my growth as an artist. I start off the album by giving an introduction to myself and my perseverance over the years of doing this as an independent artist – the trials and tribulations of that journey. Then I have songs that talk about being the CEO of my own record label – Stoners Avenue Entertainment. I do some songs for the stoner community and talk about the cannabis movement that’s happening right now. Then I go to the females and talk about relationships. There are some songs about politics and the current state of what’s going on in the world. So really every song is a message.” 

The debut single from the project carries the same name as the album, “Fortune Cookies” and is now available across all streaming platforms. Fortune Cookies features well known Atlanta artist Derez De’shon. 40 Abioye is originally from Flint, Michigan and teamed up with well known Atlanta Artist Derez De’shon to gain new audience in 40 Abioye’s new home of Atlanta GA. It’s a subtle nod to the overall message of the song, he said, which is about the perseverance he had to go through to get to where he is today as a fast-rising artist in Atlanta.  

“I just want my legacy to be timeless songs,” he said of his music. “I want to be known as an artist who fought hard from the bottom and built his way up independently. My music is good enough to get me where I want to go without taking any shortcuts. I want people to see that you don’t have to have all the connections and a big following if you’re talented enough and believe in yourself. You can achieve success if you work hard and believe in yourself. You can’t go wrong when you give people your true self.” 

In addition to “Fortune Cookies,” 40 said he’s planning on releasing a second album called “Growth, Pain and Struggle” later this year or in early 2021.  

To listen to 40 Abioye’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/40abioye/ 

https://twitter.com/40Abioye 

https://www.facebook.com/Abioye40 

 ”Fortune Cookies” ft Derez De’shon 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3rswY7ZZdyVgWfLP8t5PZf?si=Ai8JY2ebQhmpr1hfBMzV3g 

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/fortune-cookies-feat-derez-single/1526931845

Taj The Elephant – Spotlight

Taj the Elephant drops mega hit new single ‘Spotlight’ 

ATLANTA, GA – “Punjabi Reject Vol. 1” is out now in wide release, and the debut single from the project, “Spotlight,” has been gaining attention in just two weeks of release across all streaming platformsspreading like wildfire across the U.S. and in other parts of the world. The Trap/Soul fusion features a signature flow with auto tune and high reverb effects that Taj has perfected. With a beat that’s equal parts bouncy and melodic, listeners will want to put this song on repeat and play it wherever they’re at. 

“What happens to most guys once they get signed and actually get released?” he asked. “They get tons of attention and end up leveling up and hooking up with a baddie actress or singer. I wanted to capture that feeling, and that feeling literally bleeds through the video to the audience. It shows me and my beautiful woman enjoying the spotlight. We’re like this power couple just kind of telling the world, ‘I made it! I’m the king. Because I’m the king, now meet my queen.’ She’s stunning, powerful, and sultry. She’s mineand we deserve the spotlight. That is the entire theme and wave of the song.” 

Raised in the Punjabi tradition of an Indian family, he struggled with the overly strict environment established by his father. Although he was involved in both music and sports at a young age, Taj began to turn to the streets to seek the attention that wasn’t being given between the relationships in his home. At age 14, he began to rebel and got into trouble when he was arrested for possession of drugs and was taken to juvenile custody, expelled and kicked off the basketball team. At the age of 15 Taj dropped out of school and left his home. His continued rebellion which, among other things, included a passion for Hip Hop music, had come to a head in his parents’ house.  

“I didn’t feel like I belonged,” he said. I wasn’t one of them. I would have rather been out on the streets homeless than be in a home with nonstop abuse and scrutiny.”   

Within the Punjabi tradition, Hip Hop and “Black culture was highly frowned upon, and it’s exceedingly rare for someone of that heritage to pursue a career in that style of music. 

“There are countless times where I’ve come close to record label auditions or opening for bigger acts,” he said. “I was always kept down by f—ed up people. All of my setbacks constantly had me in and out of depression and addiction. There were people who took chances away from me and wanted to control meI just wasn’t always wise over the years. I think a combination of all those things plus the personal hell I’ve been though is why I’m so locked in now. I have a chip on my shoulder and I am not going to stop till I make my mark. I’m a Trap artist, periodI love trap music. You can hear that in the music. But, I’m like a great basketball player in that there’s no telling what my style is for sure. I might cross you up just to show you who’s the boss. Expect the unexpected.  I want my music to be an escape for everybody from all walks of life. Whether you’re White, Black, Indian, whatever, I want to break those barriers down. People go through real shit and I know how it is. When you’re happy, sad, alone, confused or motivated, you will find relatability in harmony and lyrics in my art and I want to give people that outlet to escape their realities through my music. 

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

https://linktr.ee/TajtheElephant

Omen44 Ft. Skyzoo – I Can See The Sun (Video)

Seasoned artist Omen44 enlists Hip Hop great Skyzoo for the first single and video off his forthcoming album entitled ‘Hentai’. The single “I Can See The Sun” is produced by DJ Tomo aka Tumu.

The video captures Omen44 and Skyzoo without any gimmicks or distractions so viewers can fully embrace the duo’s captivating and empowering journey. “Suffered a thousand nights before I saw the sunlight”, this catchy and infectious hook sets the stage for Omen44 who will not “choke on his aspirations.”

The bewitching cadences blended with smooth, soulful bass and drums accentuate the emotion from both Omen44 and Skyzoo. Watch “I Can See The Sun” and connect with Omen44 below.

Stream/download “I Can See The Sun” here on preferred platforms

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Michael Stefan – The Gym (Video) Ft. Young Bernie

Michael Stefan releases visuals for “The Gym” (explicit version) featuring Young Bernie. Stefan utilizes his uncanny agility to deliver quick-witted wordplay that ignites ruminative candor. His deliverance, although lighthearted by nature, does not take away from the lyrical canvas overflowing with raw self-anecdotes.

The smooth blend of soul and Hip Hop along with knocking bass heighten not only the chemistry between Stefan and Bernie but also the lyrical gems and unyielding emotion. Watch “The Gym” and connect with Michael Stefan below.

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Twitter.com/michaelstefanva

www.michaelstefanmusic.com

YQ Dreams – Playmaker

YQ Dreams drops inspiring anthem ‘Playmaker’ just in time for NBA playoffs 

NEW JERSEY – Just in time for the NBA playoffs comes a hot new anthem from East Coast artist YQ Dreams. The song is called “Playmaker” and though its inspiration came from the greatest NBA players, it’s a song that can hype up playmakers from all sports and all walks of life.  

“Essentially, it’s a song about overcoming adversity and turning them into plays,” YQ said. “It’s upbeat and anthemic. I’m remembering my hardest days and showing people that now I’m up and I make all the plays. So it’s a story of a playmaker shining. It’s not necessarily basketball-driven though it was inspired by the LA Lakers and my desire to highlight their playmakers who are in the playoffs. I’m a huge LeBron fan and some of my goals are similar to his. But this song can be for anybody. If you’re a playmaker and you have a bad experience, you can turn it into something good and you’d be classified as a playmaker.” 

At 23-years-old, YQ Dreams is having the kind of success that seasoned stars wish for. He’s traveled nationwide in his young career, opening for acts such as PNB Rock and releasing big hits like “Did It,” featuring Hip Hop icon DaBaby. His full-length EP “Jersey” is also available now across all streaming platforms and has been gaining even more attention from industry insiders and fans alike.  

Part of the attention being headed on his fast-rising star is for his unique sound and style. Born to a Jamaican mother, YQ fuses his heritage with a blend of genres to create something truly original. He’s also very lyrical, creating music that is simultaneously hype music but also deeply introspective. His songs require people to really listen to the lyrics, and when they do, they’ll meet a vulnerable musician who lays his insecurities out to the world and doesn’t hide anything. 

If you respect authentic music and the true essence of art, then you’ll respect my work,” he said. “The most beautiful art is created during pain. At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being authentic. I feel like in this industry there are a lot of things that are fake, or at least not necessarily genuine. When you listen to my music, you’ll know that I’m genuine. You as the listener are the same as me. I never make it seem like I’m better than anyone. You go through the same pain and trials and tribulations as me, and because of that, you can connect with me at that level and know I go through the same things as you.” 

YQ said he’s excited for people to hear “Playmaker” and hopes that it’ll gain the attention of some of the NBA stars currently playing in the playoffs.  

To listen to his music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://twitter.com/yqdreams 

https://www.instagram.com/yqdreams/ 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/playmaker/1528276151?i=1528276152 

YQ Dreams in Studio session with DaBaby

Nam Nitty – Crack Baby LP & The Hustler’s Prayer Video

Nam Nitty releases his new album ‘Crack Baby’, produced by Nam Nitty & executively produced by Nam Nitty, John Jigg$, and MXNXPXLY Family.

Seasoned emcee, producer, videographer, fashion designer, and CEO Nam Nitty, announces the release of his highly anticipated album titled ‘Crack Baby.’ The album is available on major platforms with the deluxe edition and merchandise available at www.secretsosietyentertainment.bandcamp.com.

The 12-track album features an elite group of fellow heavy-hitters including Hollywood Peoples, Chop, Voice, Bentley, Scrooge Owens, and MXNXPXLY members John Jigg$, Rockwelz, and M.O.U.F.

The quintuplet threat transcends listeners into the realm of a “ghetto child” and allows them to experience his pain and growth.  Nitty’s cut-throat bars and lyricism throughout the entire album undoubtedly proves his reign in Hip Hop, and although the NY emcee now resides in Atlanta, he masters a piece of authentic NY Hip Hop that is sure to have turntables blaring across all five boroughs.

Put your seatbelt on and prepare for a journey through the senses of a young black man in America and get familiar with his good, bad, and ugly.  Nam Nitty’s ‘Crack Baby’ available here on preferred platforms.

Watch “The Hustler’s Prayer” off ‘Crack Baby’ LP

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Rhymrcka -The Matrix (Video)

Controversy At It’s Finest…Rhymrcka Releases Self-Produced “The Matrix” Single & Video

“The Matrix” is a must-see and listen…banned by IG and other platforms for it’s harsh, in your face truths about the current state of America and the world, Rhymrcka holds no punches to deliver gripping images along with cutthroat, honest bars.

Far beyond a gritty, NY street tale, The Matrix embodies the current genocides impacting our people, our brothers and sisters, and our communities. The chilling images of violence, riots, and ignorance spewing from #45 along with Rhymrcka’s aggressively driven bars are sure to raise neck hairs.

The production provides a kaleidoscope of hard bass and drums that heighten the raw emotions swarming in “The Matrix.”

Connect with Rhymrcka

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Buckle up and prepare for “The Matrix.”

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https://open.spotify.com/album/7zIgZrFgxkt7EAkJA7eKRv?si=MOyFoM2mRvW48bgvqEp92Q

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-matrix-single/1524258276

.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 

K!D Cable – Faith Over Fear

Florida Hip Hop Artist/ Producer K!D Cable makes major splash with debut album ‘Faith Over Fear’ 

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL – A decade’s worth of concepts and energy come to a head on the hot new album from Florida Hip Hop Artist/ Producer K!D Cable. “Faith Over Fear” is a heartfelt powerhouse of Hip Hop that chronicles the up-and-down years of this former drug addict whose road to recovery is equal parts inspiring and motivational. With songs like “Moves” and “Glass,” K!D Cable shows a diversity of sounds and styles while displaying an adept ability to spit flows in ways that are reminiscent of legends like Jay-Z and Kanye West. 

The journey toward “Faith Over Fear” started at age 16 while K!D Cable was in high school. He’d always loved music, but it wasn’t until an after-school program called TeenFest that he truly found a passion for the craft. He took second place in the music competition from that organization and that sparked his interest in making beats and songwriting. But drugs and other vices soon found their way into his life and music took a back seat. There were some dark times for this young man during his early 20s but over the past couple of years, he’s been making major strides toward turning his life around.   

“This album is the culmination of a decade’s worth of concepts and energy and having the faith that everything is going to be OK after all this time,” K!D Cable said. “Music is always in the works. It’s my passion. It’s what I wake up for. At all times there’s new music coming, and fans can expect new music pretty much any time. This is my first real project that I worked hard on and worked over a year on.” 

K!D Cable said he was always inspired by some of the legends of the industry – artists like James Blake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, MF Doom, Earl Sweatshirt and Kendrick Lamar. That influence shows perhaps the most on his debut single, “Moves.” With a bouncy, upbeat rhythm and falsetto background vocals, this song is a powerhouse of emotion from this raw and real rapper. The upbeat vibe is a counterpoint to the aggressive lyrics that are immediately reminiscent of Kanye West. Recorded during a time when music was just starting to become his main passion again, this single is the kind of song that fans worldwide will be using as motivation for many years to come. 

“I had just gotten off drugs and was feeling a lot better when I wrote this song,” K!D Cable said. “I was starting to feel music again, and this was basically the first song I recorded after almost 10 months away. You can feel that energy in the song. My signature sound is based off who I’m influenced by, and you’ll hear some of that in the project. I want to give people the same feeling that those artists gave me – a feeling that their music is bigger than life. It’s almost like Christmas when they release something new like they’re giving you a part of themselves, and you appreciate it. That’s what I want to give people with this album.” 

To listen to K!D Cable’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

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