[Single] @itsVain ‘U Need Luv’

Check out this NEW VAIN track, “U Need Luv,” which follows up his smash hit,”Break Up 2 Make Up,” with Love & Hip Hop NY Star and R and B Diva Lil Mo. “ U Need Luv” is a spin off of the Classic LLCoolJ Jam, “I Need Love.”

[Featured Artist] @itsVain 'U Need Luv'

Vain who also hails from Queens, NY keeps it Very Sexy as he puts his own lyrical twist on this classic Slow Jam!! If your sexy and you know it make sure you check out this new VAIN track, “U Need Luv.”

You can see Vain performing his new single at the Afram Music Festival in Baltimore, MD on August 12th. He will also be performing at SOB’s in NYC on August 22 and at the Source 360 September 6-9th in Brooklyn, NY.

Follow VAIN on Social Media:
Twitter/IG: @ItsVain
Facebook: ItsVain
www.itsvainsworld.wordpress.com

Queens Sensation Dimez is Back with a New Hit, “New Porsche” @dimezzzx

Queens, New York recording artist Dimez is a fast-rising star due to her latest single, “Blow a Bag”. Known for her astonishing play on words and superior lyrical abilities, Dimez returns to the limelight with the release of her new single, “New Porsche”.
A passion for fast cars and exotic appeal, Dimez pulls off the lot with a convincingly persuasive series of verses that features drop-top lavish style. Easily a grooming new single by the recording artist for her newfound fan base that will enjoy the trendy trap infused sound of the Jeremy “Backpack” Miller production. Flashy, Dimez doesn’t dumb down her highly-respected lyrical skills but effectively balance the radio-friendly backpacker track that the hipsters, trendsetters, and true rap enthusiasts will all enjoy.
Before releasing brand new music, Dimez accumulated songwriting credits as she recently provided catchy bars and hooks for legendary female recording artist Lil Kim and her upcoming album. A great mention to the prelude of Dimez forthcoming new project, slated for a late-2018 release.
Pull up and stream the new single from Dimez today via Backpack Music, LLC.

Dimez Social Media
Instagram: @Dimezzzx
Twitter: @dimezzzx
Soundcloud: Dimez

 

News | Keys To The Street Radio Live In Over 45 Countries @DJSouthSide718

Keys to the Street is both a radio show and platform dedicated to Indie Hip Hop Artists and the culture of Hip Hop. The radio show is based out of  Queens but featured as a 24/7 music station on several different streaming platforms.  The show is unique as it airs in over 45 countries with a heavy rotation in Germany, France, and the United States.

Thursday’s from 8-10pm EST the show is live with hosts DJ SouthSide, Jay, and Buffy. Each week they discuss trendy events in all communities and boroughs, interview community leaders as well as established, and up and coming artists.

“We interview the folks that have the “Key to the Street” wherever they are in the world, everyone has a story that needs to be heard as a piece of that key” 

Connect With Keys To The Street Radio: 
Instagram: @keystothestreetshow
Facebook @keystothestreet
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9K, Famed Engineer Talks JD, Andre 3000, Snoop Dogg & More @LifeOf9000

When we hear the name 9000 or 9K we think famed engineer for several Grammy award-winning albums, popular Hollywood films such as Despicable Me and Fast and Furious, and business relationship with Jermaine Dupri and other major hitters and vets in the Entertainment Industry.  9K has many surprises in store this year for fans so be sure to stay tuned…

MJ: Let’s take it back a bit. You were born in Queens but raised in
Atlanta. Tell us as a young boy how was that adjustment for you?

9000: Difficult! I didn’t understand why we had to move. I was 13 and my mom was a
single parent with me, my 2 sisters, and 1 older brother.  He got caught up and now is serving
his prison sentence, hold your head bro! My mom got a new opportunity at
Deutche Banc Broker Firm so we had to move. Imagine a tall snot nose
hard headed kid changing his universe which was Queens, to enter the
unknown drenched with Southern Hospitality. Mobb Deep, Nas, and Wu
Tang Clan were and still play as my soundtrack to my childhood to present. Then
I go down south and all I hear is Master P, Scarface & UGK, and Goodie
Mob, and Dungeon Family. It was like figuring out a Rubix cube or solving
it, not everyone can do that.  It was my gift and my curse.

MJ: As a young teenager you found a “home” in Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def
Recording’s Record Company. How did that come about? As a teenager there
must have been a million different emotions running wild!

9000: I did what seems like everything for free for 4 months just to get acquainted
with Mel Testamark. I still have the emails and phone voice messages from him
after he saw my initiative. Mel knew I wasn’t accepting the answer no for anything!
It was like God showed me a body of water and all I had to do was move a
plateau to that empty body of water, I got on JD nerves till he knew I
was bubbling and where you go I’m going. In Atlanta you can pretend
to be this and that but the streets of the “A” will let you know they
don’t mess with you so I had to gain the respect from the streets before
the corporate aspect, understood my vision. It was bittersweet everyday but I
met everyone from Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Bow Wow, Usher, Jay-Z, even
Travis Barker. I didn’t know how to approach them, but I did know I could
write and had a keen ear for sound. If I didn’t know the basics of
anything I had a week to coach myself, practice, and develop the skill so
I’m a novice the next go. The bitter part? It took a while for JD to see my
potential but when he did!  instead of just being a fly on the wall, I
networked my ass off and gave my number to everyone.  I was a teen but I wasn’t star struck till I was at arms-reach from Nas.  That’s when I knew okay its either now or never. I prayed heavy
and just matched the work ethic with what I requested from God.

MJ: From there you built a relationship with Matthew Knowles and began
to create Grammy award-winning albums for Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Snoop
Dogg, and The Game. Talk about a whirl-wind of dynamics with those
names!  What was that experience like to work with so many versatile and
talented artists?


9000: I wanted to be everywhere a session was going on, I wanted to be in and needed to be in.  Scooter used
to work for Jermaine, so it was just repertoire and not asking for
money, but getting experience and lessons, The Game I met through Black
Wall Street East Nu Jerz Devil.  He thanks me in the “Doctors Advocate”
linear notes go check it if you have the album. That s/o definitely got my feet wet. Pharrell was
a mutual friend who knew Roscoe P Coldchain and Fam-Lay. I still talk to Pharrell for
advice from time to time. This was my training, my college, and thesis every month.
Snoop is JD’s best friend and I was trying to be better than Snoop’s cousin
Daz because he made the best recs for 2pac and if I could just be some
part of Tha Dogg Pound I made I knew I made it! Period Knowles clan #allweaskistrust

MJ: I’m a huge fan of Andre 3000! Here’s a fun fact for fans…Andre 3000
is the one who actually coined your industry name as 9000 or 9K. A story
we would love to hear!

9000: I met him through Tracy “The D.O.C” Curry, yes the legend the 6th member
really of NWA. I had an attorney court battle and lost my first stage
name Some Other Skills, associated to somebody who is respect from
Chicago. My name is so boring, Ramon being my first name.  I told Andre how
about I go by my middle name Sean… He laughed and told me if your
microphone abilities were as close as your pen abilities you could be a
top 25 rapper! You paint ideas, scenarios, and situations so eclectic with a vivid vocabulary!
He said your name is 9K and charge 9K for ghostwriting! I just stuck with the name, it’s who I am now.

MJ: As mentioned earlier, you have worked with an array of different
artists. Is there anyone who you haven’t worked with you’d like to
collaborate with?

9000: Dead or alive you mean oh I get you MJ! I’ll keep it very simple Gloria
Estefan.  My father is Dominican and he used to tell me when he was around,
that lady is our Virgin Mary, voice wise. There is no higher Icon than
Gloria.
MJ: You have a few surprises up your sleeve before this year ends. Can
you share some inside scoop without giving too much away?

9000: I feel so “Outkast” at this question just like, why is my life so “Outkast” …next question

MJ:  Talk about the balance of it all! Another fun fact, you are not only
an engineer but you are also a father, husband, Writer, and you play six
instruments! In this industry balance is crucial and can wind up making
or breaking careers! Please share some key elements for not grasping
insanity, if you will.

9000:  Fly your kids to you!  Make love, cater, adore, and admire, remember “Happy Wife Happy Life”.
Here’s another tip, if your overseas, book your better half a ticket to come see
you.  My balance lately is my little daughter Kali, who is 4 and is known as
Lil 9000 the Princess.  I always been blessed with joy from my other
kids (I have all girls and a beautiful wife) but she brings out the heart in me and
all I want to see is her just grow and blow bubbles until she walks across
that stage and receives that degree. Insanity? Not really, I don’t
entertain bullshit or any drama from other females or anyone for that matter. All of that motivates me, pushes me harder to create what I speak into existence. #ProvePeopleWrong daily!

MJ:  Is there anyone or anything in your life that you credit your
success to?

9000: My parents, Queens NYC, Lil Jon and BME, Mel Testamark for JD and So So Def, The D.O.C and Andre 3k for daily advice and guidance. Of course Snoop Dogg, he is like the uncle to everyone in the industry. Grandmaster Caz wrote the greatest lyrics in the universe which is why I like being behind the scenes writing. Mr Shawn and Mrs. Giselle for Black Excellence #AllWeAskIsTrust, Full Sail, State of Georgia, and Duro the Engineer for inspiration. Finally, the most important Trizzy, all my girls and my beautiful wife Michelle.

MJ: As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like the world to
know about 9K?

9000: I’m an enigma mixed with faith to believe in myself and my creator! I
just work!  Iceis is coming, Ice Storms and Frozen Empire remember I told you. Be on the lookout for Four Pack Chill, Mondragon, Blvck Lvmbo. Always create the road you drive on! #Simmer Ruby Records shine like a Ruby not just a diamond.

Follow 9K @LifeOf 9000

http://www.ruby-recordings.com

#NewMusic Kwaku – Fake @ThaBostonBoss

Steel drums, electric guitar, and trap sounds, all blend beautifully as Kwaku shares a story about falling in love with the wrong girl. Pinned to be another solidifying factor of Kwaku’s rise in the Boston music scene, “Fake” is the second official single off his up coming album, “Incomplete”, following the release of his lead single, “Medicine”. With production from DJ Shaw-t & American Antagon1st, this tropical R&B track is sure to be the song of the summer.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3VLbLcjD6d6AdMa1qrIxPS

Kwaku Sarpong Adu-Gyamfi (Born March 15, 1994), is a Ghanaian-American rapper, singer, song-writer, record producer, and dancer. At a young age, Kwaku, also known as Q, was inspired by the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. After falling in love with dance, he soon became a local sensation, performing at talent shows and competitions with his natural break dancing style. Eventually, his undying passion for music led him to teach himself how to sing, rap, and write. With encouragement from friends and family, his popularity began to rise, giving birth to the QCREW.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Kwaku spent the majority of his childhood moving from town to town as well as out of state & country. Luckily, his passion for music & dance connected him with people where ever he went which forced him to grow & adapt. From dancer to recording artist, he refuses to be restricted. With catchy songs and a versatile sound, Kwaku allows his honest storytelling to share not only his stories, but those looking for a voice. Fusing his unique background with his creativity, originality, and strong songwriting ability, he is well on his way to making a big impact in the entertainment world.

Repping Beantown and Queens, NY, St.John’s University alum, KWAKU, will soon be a household name.

ROCKWELZ DROPS NEW EP “LL NEW J” @FORBESLIVING

Rockwelz, an Artist from Greater New York presents his latest project “LL New J”.  The EP is available now on digital streaming platforms everywhere.

Rockwelz is well-known in the industry as a seasoned Artist, Writer, and Producer with a lengthy music catalog of blended Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B, and Jazz.  He is famed for his prolific lyrics and worldwide fan base. Recently back from a European Tour, Rockwelz polished up his EP and released it in mid May. Since the release radio stations and DJ’s around the globe are spinning the EP.

Rockwelz gives listeners an authentic feel that pays homage to the 90’s era; music that all walks of life can vibe off of.  Although this “LL” style and flow is a bit new for him and his fans, trust and believe he leaves no room or error for disappointment!

Listen to “LL NEW J” below. 

Follow Rockwelz @Forbesliving

http://www.mxnxpxly.com

#NewMusic Ahmee – Let You Go @ahmeemusic

You ever find yourself driving through the night with the windows rolled down and mellow music playing in the background and got lost in the moment? Ahmee’s single, “Let You Know”, is not just a song, it’s a trip. It brings you feelings of nostalgia, the type that you never thought you could return to.

Growing up immersed in the underground subculture of the Internet, Queens artist Ahmee’s intoxicating yet versatile hip-hop with rock sensations has managed to reach audiences all around the globe. Since the beginning of his musical journey in late 2016, his music not only provides nostalgic vibes but takes you onto a trip of melancholic melodies. His collaboration with native Wisconsin and NYC based artist, Ted Park, who delivers a broad rapid delivery of hip-hop and RnB, shows his ability to bring people together with catchy melodies. Although, his influences range from Underoath to Travis Scott, his style is often associated with Lil Peep and Post Malone. Since the start of his career, Ahmee has only had plans of working his way to the top as he is currently focusing on building his fan base and releasing an EP project.

#NewVideo KayDiamonds Ft CDG & MellowMills – No More @_kaydiamonds @CDG4L @MellowMills

KayDiamonds, CDG and MellowMills come together to bring a strong statement to their track “No More”. Video director MadeInTime films the trio live on set in the Adinorack Mountains

Nineteen year old independent artist KayDiamonds is own his way to becoming Queen’s hottest artist. KayD creates his unique sound Known for his unique beat selection and energized lyrics. Starting his rapping career in high school, Diamonds brings us a unique flow and a vibrant sound to today’s music culture.

CDG is an American based rapper/songwriter from Queens, New York. CDG manages to incorporate a variety of different themes into his music about lifestyle choices, fashion and other issues that affect his day to day life.

Independent rapper MellowMills distinct sound is what separates himself from the others in today’s music. His unique sound consisting of resonant melodies and crafty lyrics is what creates his versatile sound. With plenty of Queens rappers trying to making a name for themselves, MellowMills is making it his business to stand out.

MEET THE FOUNDERS OF THIS INDUSTRIES HOTTEST FILMING CREW ( INDUSTRY UNLOCKED ) @INDUSTRYUNLOCKD

UNLOCKED HEADER
Established in 2014, partners Luc R. Stephen and Dashamaine “Doc” Doctor created Industry Unlocked. Doc, a former hip-hop engineer and recording artist, just naturally transitioned into film. “I always had a passion for cameras to shoot, but I never took it seriously until now”.
Luc, the owner of a soul food restaurant, luxury transportation company, and concert promoter always had an interest in film & television as well. Therefore, the like minds created Industry Unlocked and the rest is history.

Prey Before You Eat DIVIDED WE FALL :

Their first project is PREY BEFORE YOU EAT, a four part film series. The films’ stars are Annie Hezekiah, Raquel Mills, Kyah Baby, Christopher Copeland, MiMi Faust, and Rip Michaels. PREY BEFORE YOU EAT 3 Known As “Divided We Fall” is Set for Release Early 2018. Now into its second installment, this “Set It Off” inspired series has garnered well over 500k views on YouTube. PREY BEFORE YOU EAT is about two young women disheartened by their upbringing, who develop a savory taste for money. With robbery and murder on the menu, their lives spiral out of control as they attempt to pull off robberies that will give them a chance for a better life. The film’s first installment was released spring of 2016.

In March of 2017, the two have also written and produced their first Award Winning Short Film, CIRCLES. It is a twenty minute HIV/AIDS awareness film that educates viewers on ways the virus can be contracted coupled with an unexpected twist as two people begin their early stages of dating. CIRCLES was featured at the Hip-Hop Film Festival and at the Newark International Film Festival.

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In October of 2017, Industry Unlocked also produced a documentary for celebrity publicist Lynn Hobson entitled, “Black & Bruised”. This is a documentary created to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) and to spread the statistics and to encourage and inspire anyone living in an abusive situation.

SOME OF THIER WORK WITH MUSIC VIDEOS INCLUDE :

JESSICA BETTS – EARTHQUAKE

“THE MOST” CARMELA F/T NEEK BUCKS

As we head into 2018, the Industry Unlocked will continue to be the leading production company for all things “urban”. This Queens based company is looking to produce well over five concepts within the next year.

Film Inquiries
LucRStephen@IndustryUnlocked.com
PR
LynnHobson@Gmail.com

(EP) Queens Artist Zamor Releases Brand New EP ” My Element ” @zamor2434

According to Zamor motivation behind his “ My Element” EP came as a means to change the conversation around Hip Hop culture, making a conscious effort to shy away from the typical violent, “Drill” and “ Trap” tones prevalent in today music and instead focused on self-elevation and the process of gaining and giving respect. The 7-month long creation process was one Zamor took pride in thanking producers such as Mad real, ShankzBeatz and Mr.Wolf for playing a major a part in his formative process, by producing and mixing the original beats that have allowed him to fully express his emotions and display is sheer talent.
In addition throughout the project, Zamor makes a point to feature an array of other fellow Queens NY underground artist such as 2gz leel, Jussvon, HP all of which share his love for the culture and passion of the craft. this Ep is definitely on track to making Zamor a house hold name

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zamor/id160038504

https://tidal.com/artist/8482875

https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Zamor?id=Amek65s5iy7jfruthh53vpf6hum