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

First Full Scale Indie Verzus Battle to be Broadcasted via DTF Radio

 

The Tuesday night fan favorite No Time for The Small Talk known for its multifaceted cast including its host D. Chamberz with the lyrical scratches of DJ. Oso they have continued to dominate Tuesday nights and bring quality entertainment based on today’s culture , hot topics, and more for the last few years. With the help of some of the best in the industry including Soundbyte management to bring the next level of entertainment in the form of a battle.

With the popularity of the Verzus battles during the COVID-19 culture the independent scene has turned to look for a platform to provide this type of entertainment with your favorite independent artists, and will become a staple for the independent culture.

Scheduled for tomorrow at DTF Radio Headquarters at 8pm the first battle is scheduled for Yung Cassius known for his record Million Dollar Walk and Handsome Balla a DJ Self Favorite known for his single “Love Her Anyway”.

The Battle will be set for a 10 song face off from 8pm – 10pm and will be aired on the DTF Radio App as well as the DTF Radio Network on Facebook, Youtube etc as well as @notime4thesmalltalk on instagram.

Make sure you follow @notime4thesmalltalk and see what is in store for you tomorrow.

For more inquiries contact @soundbytemgmt on any social media platform.

Key$oul – Hop Out The Benz

Key$oul Releases A New Single “Hop Out The Benz” on ALL Digital Streaming Platforms!

Keiontae Alexander better known as Key$oul is a 25 year hip-hop artist out of Benton Harbor Michigan. Honesty is the name of the game for Key$oul, no smoke and mirrors, $oul wants you to see the pain, the struggle and ultimately the reward that comes from grinding in life. Influenced by the hip-hop and R&B since his inception, it’s like destiny wanted $oul to begin creating his own art. In 2016, with the Internet in full swing and artists, both mainstream and independent seeing success, $oul wanted to throw his hat in the ring. However unlike some who jump into industry, Key$oul was more than ready and in fact excited about the work ahead.

Our Michigan hero spent the following years in the background, working, learning, grinding in an attempt to make it out. $oul says “I constantly focused on improving. I was at the studio, rain, sleet, or snow.” The hard work would pay off as Key$oul has two singles well over 22K plays with his “Wow Freestyle” closing in on 50K plays and this is just on Spotify alone. The hard work behind the scenes is also what led to “Vibe With Me” a collaboration $oul did with Florida R&B singer Della Cruse. Key$oul wants listeners to walk away motivated and with the confidence that they can “accomplish anything” whether you’re starting from the bottom or starting over $oul believes you can make it to the top.

Music Links
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/60zzP2VoePpny9VSb4t7Qi?si=mrcWuyPKT6q6vAqobGy0ng
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/keysoul/keysoul-hop-out-the-benz
YouTube: https://youtu.be/XZAg1j_dklE

Social media info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keiontae.alexander
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialKeySoul
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialkeysoul/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/16kalexander

The Good People x Horror City x Carta P x Quentin Gilmore – The Starting 5ive EP

Saint and Emskee of The Good People link with Horror City, Carta P, and Quentin Gilmore for a 6-track EP entitled ‘The Starting 5ive. The collective delivers a laid back, yet invigorating body of authentic Hip-Hop.

Each record, diverse in style and flow, is topped off with motivating gems along with intricate wordplay about success and wins. The star-studded lineup also pays homage to New York Hip-Hop and those who built it.

“The Starting 5” holds no bars when it comes to their stance in the music industry and in life, and their lyrical deliverance defines their moments as bench warmers to starting guards in March Madness!

Arrangements of horns and classic boom-bap cadences intermingle with soulful jazz undertones that resonate throughout the EP. Hip-Hop enthusiasts are sure to embrace this dose of ear milk on repeat.

Stream The Starting 5ive on preferred platforms here

OuterSpaceAce – Capiche (Video)

Idaho based artist OuterSpaceAce releases visuals for “Capiche” off his new album ‘Planet of the Ace.’

Over a blend of soulful and worldly tones, mixed with trap undertones OuterSpaceAce delivers an on top of the world vibe while he’s cruising through the streets. He has everything he needs, however, a fine woman by his side would only elevate the shine. Watch “Capiche” and connect with OuterSpaceAce below.

Planet of the Ace album

https://open.spotify.com/album/2n5eFU0RYYgOgHHEKTSNkC?si=OEkg1aaXSyCsYyRM3H6wCg

 

Connect with OuterSpaceAce

https://instagram.com/outerspaceace?igshid=15itg3l5e3t69

https://instagram.com/theouterspacesquad?igshid=n5ngqppxn9yq

Sean Walk – Nobody

Sean Walk inspires movement with new single ‘Nobody’ 

MAYWOOD, IL – Sean Walk is creating a movement. It’s hard to define, but anyone who listens to his music will understand immediately what it is he’s trying to inspire. It’s a movement that’s all about making music for everywhere – breaking down barriers and destroying walls that spring up between people for so many petty reasons. During a time in which there are wide cultural and societal divides, Sean Walk’s movement is not only attractive, it’s necessary.  

“Whether it’s vibe music or dance or music for the soul, I’m trying to create something that helps people relate in positive ways to what’s going on around us,” Sean said. “Each day, I experiment with different genres such as Rock, Rap, Blues, R&B, or whatever my soul feels like doing. My music is personal style, growth, and the ups and downs of everyday life. I hope that my movement will be something that everyone who listens to my music can relate to. Music should help people cope with life, be happy, be motivated, be inspired, and hype you up.” 

Sean’s newest single is a perfect example of that unique sound and style. The song is called “Nobody,” and it explores the inner strength it takes to look others in the eye and say, “No, I won’t listen to your negativity.” 

“I never try to fit in,” Sean said. “I’ve always been different and I’ve always gone my own way, and that’s what this song is about. It’s Rap mixed with Rock and the lyrics talk about not needing anything and not asking for help or depending on anybody. I’m going all by myself and making it happen. It’s a real live song – a turn up song – with pure emotion.” 

Sean said the single is one that serves as the perfect marker at this current time of his life, and a great example of the kind of journey he’s taken both in life and in music. He first started down the path of music as a career when he was 9 years old. His mother purchased journals for him and his brother, and he recalls listening to Petey Pablo and writing down his lyrics into the journal. He started rapping when he was 13 and in the years since, he’s worked on developing his own unique sound and style. 

“My sound is all about realism and the hurt and pain and actual feelings we go through on a daily basis,” he said. “I don’t consider myself a rapper – I’m a ghetto rocker. I turn my passion into music, and the way my music comes out is just pure. I just let my mind do the work and every time, I come out with a hit. It’s raw emotion. Too many people don’t want to let their feelings out but with my music, they can connect and it can help them get their emotions out. That’s how I express myself and that’s what this movement is all about. If you don’t want to talk to people, you can talk through my music.” 

In addition to “Nobody,” Sean is also preparing to release a mixtape called “Safe Love, Real Problems” which he said should be available across all streaming platforms by September. He’s also working on a 12-song album called “Focus Through Frustration” which he plans to drop either later this year or in early 2021.  

To listen to Sean Walk’s music or to follow him on social media please visit: 

https://instagram.com/walk_the_movement?igshid=18wfdpgh1oub9 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUlSNzzQKoE4WfwbeAWQVQ 

https://twitter.com/SeanWalkTheWalk 

https://www.facebook.com/seanwalkthewalk 

https://www.facebook.com/seanwalk.dahwalk

J-Carter – My Doorstep

East Coast artist J-Carter drops fourth album 
‘Hip-Hop Till I Die’ 

TRENTON, NJ – Back in the lab and ready to drop more heat, East Coast artist J-Carter is back with his fourth album “Hip-Hop Till I Die.” And it’s not an album for the average Hip Hop fan. With 48 tracks, it’s a project that J-Carter says is the kind of musical journey created specifically for people who have Hip Hop as part of their DNA.  

“I’ve got a lot to say and so little time to say it, that’s why the album has so many tracks on it,” he said. “You might hear 48 tracks and wonder what I have to say, and really I cover everything. I’m trying to keep the classic Hip Hop aura going with the reality and concept of this album, all while implementing it into more of a contemporary sound. I’m also trying to show my diversity and flow, so across all of the songs, you’ll hear Hip Hop but also R&B, Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, and so much more.” 

J-Carter said “Hip-Hop Till I Die” is an album that balances traditional lyricism with a contemporary outer shell. It aims to keep the realness and reality for which Hip Hop is known, while also taking a progressive approach to the genre in ways that he said will leave a mark on the music world.  

“It’s something that hasn’t been heard before in this genre,” he said. “I think I have a unique voice. Nowadays, when you hear rappers, most of them are trying to sound the same and so many of them use auto-tune. I can’t stand auto-tune. It takes the personality out of your voice and you just end up sounding like everyone else. Sure, you might get one hit from that, but that’s it because you have no personality to set you apart. I’m different in regards to every song you hear has personality to it. No one song sounds like a previous song I made. And you can tell by the personality and flow that it’s me.” 

J-Carter said he first got his start in music when he was 13 years old and got bored one day in class, so he “just started writing.” He loved it so much that he took a deep dive into English and the crafting of the language. He would spend his spare time reading about words in the dictionary and playing with lyrics. He also studied storytelling, and when all of those things came together, he found that he had a natural gift for songwriting.  

“A song is a story, and I love fitting all the intricate parts of a story into something that sounds interesting,” he said. “I write for the people, I don’t write for myself. My music uplifts the minds of all people who listen to it. As long as I can keep that at the forefront of what I do, it’ll never fail. I want to help people elevate their minds. That’s what music is supposed to do. If you’re not doing that with your music then what’s the point?” 

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

https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/get-high-for-u
https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/got-me-where-you-want
https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/coming-in-second 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEYkUuwqQgY 

https://www.facebook.com/lyricaltimebomb
https://www.instagram.com/jcarterrocks
https://www.twitter.com/Jjcarter1976
https://www.jcarter.rocks 

Jerzey B – Its Litty

Jerzey B returns to music scene with a bang from new single ‘It’s Litty 

NEWARK, NJ – On America’s Independence Day, East Coast artist Juan “Jerzey B” Battle Jr. released his new single “It’s Litty.” Like the explosions that accompanied the national holiday, Jerzey B’s new song is a blast back onto the music scene after an unexpected hiatus of the past three years.  

This young up-and-coming artist from East Pennsylvania has a storied past when it comes to his pursuit of a career in the music industry. Signed three years ago to an independent label, it looked like things were about to take off for this talented young rapper. But a series of complications with the law stemming from past mistakes made it impossible for him to travel internationally, and the independent label – which had signed him with the intent of having him tour overseas and develop a global following – ended up dropping him. Jerzey B stepped away from music after that, frustrated at the situation and discouraged that his hopes and dreams wouldn’t ever come to fruition. But in the face of so much other global disappointments in 2020, Jerzey B decided he wanted to take a second chance at pursuing his dream. 

“Everything I ever needed was to be heard, so I decided to hop back and do it again… but bigger this time,” he said. “This song is my intro to me coming back. It’s definitely upbeat and it features a female artist named Cyani Love. With her sound and mine, I just know it’s gonna be great.” 

Jerzey B said his music is the kind that will get fans turntup. Though his lyrics can go deep and into great detail, the art of pairing those lyrics with catchy music is what really inspires him. He’s a fan of beats that make you turn up, and that’s what he tries to bring with his own music. 

“I’m gonna mix that and make sure you can turn it up, but I’ll have some real shit in there, too,” he said. “It’s gonna give you that 90s vibe when it comes to the words, but the beats is gonna get you here in 2020.” 

For a large part of his life, music was the only outlet for his frustrations. When he was 9 years old, he witnessed his father stabbing his mother multiple times. She lived through the attack and when she recovered, she took Jerzey and his two other siblings to Blackwood, New Jersey to start a new life. Trouble followed him, however, and music became his go-to when things got rough. He was incarcerated at age 16, and every night in jail, he would write a new song to help deal with his emotions and anger. He’s been in and out of jail 17 times over the years but over the past year, has dedicated himself to turning over a new leaf and putting his energy into the music. 

“I feel like when I speak, I want you to actually feel like if he did this shit, I can do it, too,” he said. “I want to inspire people on a different level. The biggest thing to get out of my music is to build the structure for a lot of other artists. I want to change the New Jersey scene and make it the next Atlanta. There are so many good artists here, but we don’t have the structure or the resources to get the world listening. That’s what I’m gonna bring because we got the potential and I got the passion. This is me – 100 percent.” 

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

http://www.jerzeybmusikk.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/jerzeybmusikk 

https://www.twitter.com/jerzeybmusikk 

“It’s Litty”  

https://youtu.be/rAplK2UVpv4

Sir Calloway x SpiTTzwell – Boil Advisory (Video)

Sir Calloway releases visuals for his powerful new single “Boil Advisory” produced by SpiTTzwell (video directed by Ledoox2).

Calloway defines our current, nationwide state of emergency through pivotal storytelling and wordplay. Bar for bar he breaks down critical times, pressing societal genocides, and devils in the form of politicians and the system.  Calloway delivers these harsh truths over soulful tones of piano keys and heart-pounding bass.  Sounds of police and ambulance sirens, alarms, and ferocious dogs serve as the hook and heighten the already hair-raising and bone-chilling emotion from Calloway.

“Boil Advisory” is not meant to entertain, it’s purpose is to shake citizens to the core with knowledge of what, why, when, where, how, and who are digging our worldly grave. Watch “Boil Advisory” and connect with Sir Calloway and SpiTTzwell below.

 

IG :  @SirCalloway @spittzwell_the_beat_god 

Facebook : Sir Calloway on Facebook 

Twitter : Sir Calloway on Twitter  Spittzwell on Twitter

Stream “Boil Advisory” on preferred platforms here