Preston Wayne – Problem

Preston Wayne has no problem blending smooth rap with a tight melody in his new single “Problem”

LOS ANGELES, CA – Rap artist Preston Wayne’s new single, “Problem” is a super party record with a ton of energy. Released in late June, “Problem” is a song that anyone can relate to. “We all feel like at some point we’re a problem,” said Wayne. Written in his living room, Wayne describes the song as “Very crazy. Something you want to play at night on your way out to hit the town.” 

Rising from his own problems (sleeping on the floor in a house full of college students and eating ramen noodles every day), Preston recently performed at the EmergeLV Festival in Las Vegas. That’s one thing he loves about the music business – entertaining. For Wayne, it feels “overwhelming, in a good way. You feel accomplished when people like your stuff. When I can make a thousand or five thousand people feel the same and like and enjoy something, it feels really good … like I ran a 5K and took first place. It also makes you want to get even better, to do the same to a million other people.”  

Two years ago, Wayne left a thriving rap music scene in Billings, Montana where he and his crew had been going strong for years. Although the city is exploding with new talent and is a stop for touring rap artists, Wayne was ready to move forward and relocated to Los Angeles to take his career to the next level. It was a big change. Coming from Billings where people wave to each other, Wayne had never seen highways with more than two lanes before moving out to the coast. These days, when he needs rejuvenation, he can at least go to the beach!

Derryck “Big Tank” Thornton of One Tyme Entertainment (Fabolous, Zane, Queen Latifah, Tech N9ne, Christina Aguilera & Pussycat Dolls) discovered Preston through a mutual connection of Preston’s brother, Austin. Tank heard something in Preston and requested a meeting. After signing Preston, Tank reached out to his longtime friend – one of the most prolific A&R minds in the game and former president of Aftermath, Mike Lynn (Eminem, 50 Cent, Game, Eve, Lukas Graham, Anderson .Paak & Bruno Mars) – to partner on Preston Wayne. Mike Lynn, together with his business partner and branding maven, Dano Leman founded Reven8te which is an imprint distributed by INgrooves/UMG and they immediately believed in Preston Wayne and offered to team up with Big Tank’s One Tyme Entertainment. Preston’s team is strong and he’s come out swinging.

As a brand new artist who is just getting started, the extreme stuff hasn’t happened yet. But there’s a storm coming. Preston has thousands of hot songs stacked up. Currently putting together an album, he feels that singles are important and function as “One-song albums.” “When I’ve looked at a lot of albums, they always do their high numbers on the first three tracks. Why not drop a bunch of one-song albums, technically, so you know that they’re listening? Dropping singles is the most effective way of getting your music heard all the way through.”

You will definitely want to listen all the way through and listen carefully for hidden references to his home state. Preston says “I’m always gonna leave hints about Montana!”

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

https://www.instagram.com/prestonwaynemusic/

https://twitter.com/iamPrestonWayne

https://facebook.com/prestonwayneofficial/

“Problem”

https://youtu.be/Feb7ErwGU3E

Jux Strongarm – Gangsta Gangsta

New EP from Jux Strongarm explores deep currents of American culture and political tensions

ALBANY, NY – A little more than 12 years ago, Daytwaun Minter was on the fast track to superstardom in the world of hip hop. He had been making a name for himself in New York with some of his early work, and that reputation was beginning to spread along the East Coast. He was primed for big things in the music industry. But in late 2007, his life on the street caught up with him and he was arrested for four bank robberies and an attempted robbery of a gun store. While he had the opportunity to trade information on others involved in 14 other robberies for a lesser sentence, he instead chose to keep his mouth shut and accept his full 13-year sentence. In December of 2018, he was released after only 11-and-a-half years in New York State prisons. In the months since, he has been dedicating himself to his music and picking up where he left off before prison.

Nodding to his past but pointing to the future, the artist now known as Jux Strongarm makes gangsta music that’s fused with conscious and political rap in ways that no one else out there is doing within the industry. His six-song EP “My Fellow American” is due out on July 5 and puts that unique sound and style on full display. With a blend of conscious songs, club songs and hard-hitting gangsta songs, “My Fellow American” explores a variety of topics that have permeated America’s society over the past decade – from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the protests of NFL players spurred on by the actions of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The debut single from the album is a song called “Gangsta Gangsta.” Jux calls it an upbeat club song for a new generation.

“With this new generation, everybody claims to be tough but nobody is really tough anymore,” he said. “They’re just claiming to be tough. There were rappers prior to the rise of those like Drake who were tough and really got into stuff. Drake said it best that back then people reached for weapons, but now they just reach to sell records. I think if it ain’t gangsta now, it’s never gonna be gangsta. That’s where this generation is headed and that’s what this song is about.”

Jux said the whole premise behind his music is to lean more toward the conscious side of lyrics and force people to think more deeply about things going on around them – all while having a good time with the music.

“I’m definitely talking about gangsta stuff and the consequences of that because I’ve lived it and it’s not fun,” he said. “But that’s just an introduction of who I am as a way to lend credibility to what I’m saying. If you don’t have credibility, people won’t listen to the good stuff you’re talking about and the positivity. Some artists try to come out with political stuff right out of the gate and people don’t pay attention. I’m giving people an introduction and then I’ll talk about the political stuff – like Black Lives Matter and the police shootings that are happenings everywhere. At the same time, I want to entertain. Music is about entertaining. So some of my punchlines are sly and clever underneath all the stuff I’m talking about that are going on in the community.”

“Gangsta Gangsta” is currently available across all streaming platforms with the EP to follow on July 5. Jux said he plans on releasing an LP in November called “Gangster, the Final Frontier” and he’s also going to have a booth at the Capital Center in Albany for the CNYS Black Expo in July to promote his brand.

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

https://www.facebook.com/jux.strongarm.1 

https://www.facebook.com/legalcrooks

https://www.instagram.com/juxstrongarm

“Gangsta Gangsta”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1467342022?ls=1&app=itunes 

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1467342022

“My Fellow American”

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1467728517?ls=1&app=itunes

#NewMixtape Fresh Shit Only Hosted by @SoSweetPoison | @Spade_The_Boy | @DjSmokeMixtapes

Spade The Boy x Dj Smoke Present: Fresh Shit Only (Hosted by Sweet Poison)

Check out the brand new mixtape “Fresh Shit Only” from Dj Smoke and Spade The Boy hosted by Sweet Poison. We got 47 bangin tracks thats gonna keep your speakers going crazy through the whole mixtape!

You know I had to show love to artists who are working hard on the grind! Get in tune with Sweet Poison, O Racks, Prophecy, Bandman Kevo, Jui$e Leroy, Loso Tha Artist, SSDrilla, SSManski, they showed out on this mixtape!

You can download the full mixtape on Livemixtapes or on Wetransfer.

Follow: @SoSweetPoison @Spade_The_Boy @DjSmokemixtapes

C Titus – Yeah

West Coast artist C Titus drops hot summertime track ‘Yeah’

OAKLAND, CA – A hot new summertime vibe from West Coast artist C Titus is hitting the airwaves, and fans all over the country are hopping on the hype train.

The song is called “Yeah” and it’s the perfect song for the club, for a party, or for just cruising in the car with friends. Once you hear it, “Yeah” immediately becomes part of your daily playlist. With that summertime house party type of feel, it’s a track that can be played any time of year and bring you right back to that summertime vibe. Featuring Black Albert, C Titus’ “Yeah” will hold its place as one of the premier tracks of summer 2019.

“It definitely has that west coast type of vibe to it,” C Titus said. “It’s one of those songs that‘s just fun to play, with a chorus that talks about being a player but with finesse and a hook that will stick in your head for a long time.”

C Titus said one of the things this single showcases is his unique sound and style and his ability to pick the right content to match with the quality beats he selects and develops with his producers. He has a large archive of music that he has made, but not much of it has been released because he believes strongly in quality over quantity. He is constantly working on his music to make it perfect so his audience can feel every note come through their speakers.

“In today’s industry we have a lot of quantity, but not a lot of people are taking pride in quality,” he said. “I’m taking a slow approach with my music. With Dr. Dre and ‘The Chronic,’ he took a slow approach, and he’s one of my idols. So is Nas, who is my favorite rapper. He has always given me wisdom and knowledge through his music and his ability to paint such a clear message with his writing and delivery. It’s the best in the game. That’s why I’m taking his approach. I might sit on a song for a long time and add backgrounds and layers to it over time. It’s art, and with all good art you have to take your time with it and make sure it’s quality. Everyone who listens to my music deserves that quality.”

Born in Oakland, California during an era when drugs and prostitution ruled the inner city neighborhoods, C Titus turned to music to avoid the pitfalls and allure of the streets. His father was also a musician and traveled around the world to tour with his band. C Titus recalls spending hours upon hours in the studio with his father while he recorded music. Additionally, his cousin, Sonny B – a well known producer in Northern California who has produced for Tupac, Too Short and The Delinquents among others – helped inspire C Titus and put him on a path toward success in the music industry. To date, he has managed two projects with fellow artist CHA-Chng and was also part of the West Coast hip hop group Da Famm. He is now stepping back into the spotlight as an independent artist while continuing to run his business.

“I typically talk about the challenges of being a black male trying to overcome the stereotypes as well as the modern other things that the majority can relate to,” he said. “I always avoid the typical way of expressing the message I want to convey, and I create a vibe that people can relate to. My ultimate goal is to create other opportunities for others in the music industry. Business is part of my core values and I will never stray away from opportunities for expansion.”

To listen to C Titus’ music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/ctitusmusic

http://instagram.com/ctitusmusic

https://mobile.twitter.com/Ctitusmusic

https://soundcloud.com/ctitusmusic

https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/4VpPyvkJrUOC6maeZOwVwO/home

Troy Remedy – Which Way To Go

New single from Texas native Troy Remedy examines feelings of doubt and confusion during life’s storms

DALLAS, TX – In life, sometimes there are crossroads that seem impossible to choose a proper course to move forward. Doubt and confusion can creep in during those moments which can be overwhelming, but there’s always a way forward even when it’s hard to know which way to go.

That’s the emotion that hip hop artist Troy Remedy perfectly captures with his new single “Which Way to Go.” Currently streaming on all digital platforms and with a new music video available on his YouTube channel, the song is a snapshot into his life at the moment and the emotions that come with it – something he said people all over the world will likely be able to relate to.

“Sometimes, life throws you into a storm you’re not ready for and you have to figure out how to get out of it,” Troy said. “That’s how I’m living right now. Every decision counts. I’m trying to figure out which way to go and where I’m headed in the future. At the same time, I have to keep moving and make a decision and not just contemplate. I think that’s something a lot of people experience at some point in their lives.”

The song has a laid-back vibe, Troy said, with prominent guitar solos right after the hook and toward the end. That’s paired with Troy’s standout flow and rhymes that listeners can’t help but be hooked by. The end result is a song that is both mellow and hits you right in the gut.

“As an artist, I’m always evolving and trying to perfect the craft,” Troy said. “Where I am now compared to when I started, I think is someone who is more confident in his skills and understanding what I’m capable of. Wasn’t too sure if I was going to be able to pursue these aspirations long term but now I know it’s something I can take control of. As far as music is concerned, this song hits harder than the rest. It’s a dope summer jam that resonates especially with the recent violence and building tension that’s been taking place in Dallas, Austin and across America.  It’s a song that resonates with people who have been affected by those kinds of things.”

The music video for the single embraces that feeling of confusion and not knowing which way to go by capturing Troy roaming the streets of Austin and Dallas – in and out of alleyways and busy roads, trying to find his way to the right path.

“It takes you into that feeling of when you’re in your own head and trying to figure out where you need to be in life,” he said.

Troy will be performing around Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston throughout the summer while also developing more music that he plans to release later this year.

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

troyremedy.net
https://www.instagram.com/troy_remedy/
https://twitter.com/troyremedy

https://soundcloud.com/troyremedy

 

ENYergon – Mile Low Club

New York native ENYergon prepares to drop
second EP in ‘Trimurti’ trilogy

BROOKLYN, NY – As a child, Sais Black loved Transformers. He watched all the cartoons, he collected all the toys, and he could tell you everything about the world. For instance, he could tell you that the substance that gave the Transformers their power was something called “Energon”. And as he grew up and started discovering a natural ability as a rapper and musician, he knew he wanted to be an artist that displayed that kind of power to the world. And so it made perfect sense for him to adopt the stage name ENYergon. The pseudonym is an adaptation of Energon and the abbreviated version of East New York.

Today, ENYergon is a standout hip hop artist from New York whose initial EP, “Trimurti: Welcome to the Underverse”, gained him some major attention along the East Coast. Now he’s ready to follow that up with the second of a planned EP trilogy, “Trimurti 2: Breathe Life.” The trilogy of projects is inspired by the Hindu religion of Trimurti that is similar to Christianity’s holy trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

“I use that as inspiration, with each one about people who were close to me that I lost – my mother, brother and father,” ENYergon said. “Each EP is a different vibe. ‘Breathe Life’ is about breathing new life into hip hop, and really focuses on that kind of vibe.”

One of the things that set ENYergon apart from others in the industry is his subject matter. It’s easy to pigeonhole artists and put them in a box – painting them as only a trap artist, or a gangsta rapper, or an R&B aficionado. But ENYergon embraces versatility and said he is an artist who can be looked to as someone who creates a wide variety of music – something for the clubs, or something with deep lyricism, or something for the streets, and everything in between. Ultimately, it’s his subject matter and that versatility that set him apart.

“I just want my music to be looked at as versatile,” he said. “It’s everything to me. I can do hardcore, soft, love songs, lyrical, clubs songs – anything that kind of takes risks and goes against the grain. High risk equals high reward. It may not always work out but if it does, it’s gonna hit them, leave a memory and keep people intrigued. That’s the type of sense and reality I’m trying to inject into the genre – being unexpected and taking risks.”

The debut single from the new EP is “Mile Low Club” which will further demonstrate ENYergon’s versatility by bringing a smoother R&B vibe through a song that he calls a perfect single of “sexual intercourse on a train.” It serves as an appetizer of sorts, to whet the appetites of listeners before hitting them with an upbeat, powerhouse single in “Butterflies,” featuring the Songstress Jai Emm which is set to drop later this summer.

Another track from the EP, “American Nigga,” is a perfect example of that versatility. It explores the plight and pitfalls that society brings to the doorstep of his demographic.

“You might think it’s good, but it’s not,” he said. “There are things like materialism or detrimental cycles with family that set a bad example for the community and kids altogether. I don’t want to be an American Nigga. This song is a call out to the world and international community about what goes on within these borders.” There is an awakening going on in the black community that this song embodies. The full EP will be distributed across all digital distribution sites in September.

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

https://twitter.com/UnderVerseLLC

https://www.instagram.com/underversellc/

https://www.facebook.com/underversellc/

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/enyergon

 

“Mile Low Club”

https://youtu.be/x7DaJ-ApmLQ

https://underversellc.wazala.com/products/mile-low-club-maxi-single/  

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/enyergon

O Racks and Don Q – Get It Prod. By Dj Victoriouz

New York Artist O Racks Mixxes It Up With Don Q & Dj Victoriouz On New Single “Get It”

O Racks is an artist on the rise from Hempstead, Long Island (NYC), he’s the owner and CEO of Tree Gang Entertainment. Don Q is with HighBridge Entertainment he’s from the Bronx, (NYC). These two linked in Hollywood, soon as Dj Victoriouz came thru with the fire azz beat they wasted no time recording the hit single and shooting the video.

O Racks & Don Q are currently pushing a crazy street banger titled “Get It”. O Racks linked with G Herbo’s main Dj/producer ‘Dj Victoriouz’ for the production, just wait til you hear it, this song goes hard as f*ck!

The single is making some noise on the internet, you can find it on some dope blogs and sites. We featured “Get It” in our Spotify section a few weeks back, and added it to the Smoked Out Radio playlist on Spotify. I noticed is with more than 35,076 streams, 50,536 monthly listeners on Spotify the people are already tuned in listening.

Get It has the streets buzzing from New York to California! The song is out now on Spotify, Sound Cloud, you can listen on to “Get It” on all streaming outlets!

Follow O Racks on Instagram @TreeGangRacks stream “Get It” on Spotify. Share and add it to your playlists!

KollegeKado – Money Talks

Standout college athlete makes waves in music industry with unique sound and style

VENTURA, CA – Though Kado Brown is probably best known across the U.S. as a standout college athlete, his deeper passion is music. Flying under the radar for much of his youth, this Georgia Southern quarterback announced his arrival on the music scene with an explosion when his 2018 stadium anthem “Swag Like Chad” was embraced by ESPN and signed to a sync license through 2020. Inspired by first-year head coach Chad Lunsford, the single has been championed by more than just the fans of Georgia Southern but also by music lovers and fans of college athletics all over the world. But those initial fans of Kollege’s – first at Moorpark College and then at Georgia Southern – hold a special place in his heart.

“How they supported my music was huge,” he said. “Without their support, I wouldn’t have had as much success and I can’t thank them enough for that. It’s because of that I’ve been blessed enough to get opportunities to perform and open for some big name artists like Problem, Playboi Carti, Famous Dex, and Rich The Kid.”

Scheduled to graduate with his four-year degree this summer, KollegeKado is ready to take his early success as an artist to the next level. He’s releasing a new EP called “Dirty Gold Saturn” which takes advantage of the momentum he created with “Swag Like Chad” by offering six new “turn up vibes.” With production from notorious sound smith Yung Henny, this trap-forward production will “put some holes in the roof,” Kollege said.

“There are some tears in there too, but it runs good and will do the job of keeping people turned up for certain occasions,” he said. “It’s a project about manifestations and life experiences and trying to speak things into existence. It’s about having fun as well. One of the things I take pride in with my music is having a broad sound. With this project, I have that trap, turn-up sound but some of my earlier work has conscious sounds with more stories and things that were more personal to me. I also make music that is celebratory and braggadocios. I’m getting ready to explore some R&B vibes later this year.”

The debut single from “Dirty Gold Saturn” is a song called “Money Talks.” Kollege said he was first inspired to write the song when he got a handful of beats from Yung Henny and this was the first one he liked.

“I knew I needed to write to it because it just had a vibe,” he said. “And the phrase that kept going over and over in my head is something my pops always used to say, ‘Money talks but bullshit walks.’ I wanted to go with that quote. So far, people have related to it and it’s definitely something that will play in the clubs and people can have fun with. It’s not a song that I’m trying to get too conscious with – it’s just something for people to have fun with.”

That being said, ultimately, KollegeKado said he wants his music to inspire people to be themselves and take steps into whatever it is they want to do in life.

“I played football which was my foundation for a long time,” he said. “I learned a lot about hard work and effort and hustle, and I have transferred that into my music. I hope that through my music and my story, some people will be inspired.”

Kollege is slated to perform at the Q Club in Oxnard, California on June 9 with another live performance set for June 19 at a location yet to be determined.

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

https://www.instagram.com/kollegekado/
https://twitter.com/kollegekado
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1458572686
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1454454831
https://andrewmasonjo.wixsite.com/stories/blog/20-questions-with-kollegekado
http://www.southernpigskin.com/sun-belt/inside-swag-like-chad
https://www.wjcl.com/article/swag-like-chad-a-hit-in-statesboro/23123096
https://clemsontigers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Georgia-Southern-Game-Notes.pdf
https://www.studentvoiceonline.com/4010054/student-life/student-pursues-his-music-and-athletic-dreams-to-success/

Lighta6000 – Been There Done That

Lighta6000 announces his arrival to the music scene with new anthem ‘Been There, Done That’

CHICAGO, IL – Lighta6000 is a hip hop artist with the kind of pedigree and experience that one would expect comes with superstardom. But this under-the-radar musician who has rubbed shoulders with some of the industry’s greats for many years – such as Diplo, Skrillix, ASAP Rocky and Bankroll Fresh, to name a few – is just starting to get his name out there. With the release of his new single “Been There, Done That”, it’s highly unlikely he’ll continue to go unrecognized.

This first solo project is a powerhouse single that is already making waves throughout the Midwest and should hit East and West Coast audiences soon. Recorded at 2Chains Studio in Atlanta, the single is an anthem for anybody who has ever had to do something that they didn’t want to do. Underneath a pounding club beat, Lighta6000 weaves lyrics that inspire others to embrace their obligations while chasing their dreams.

“That song has a history and a weight to it,” he said. “There were so many big names in the studio when I recorded it. I made it three days before Bankroll Fresh died, and it was the last time he was in that studio. I got locked up for a year about a week after I recorded that song too, so a lot of people who knew about it and had heard it once or twice have been waiting a long time for this song to hit the streets. It’s the perfect first song for me to release but I already have five more singles and three mixtapes in the works yet to come later this year.”

Though his home base is in Chicago, Lighta6000 has been building an audience in Atlanta and other parts of the Deep South as well. His name derives from a nickname he got from friends in school during his high school years. He recalls making a fashion statement with his wardrobe during those teenage years when he would wear bright skinny jeans paired with Chuck Taylors and gold chains every day.

“People started calling me Highlighter,” he said. “Every day, I was wearing bright green or yellow or white or pink pants with the gold chain every time. I also started rapping a lot during that time and so people would always refer to me as Highlighter. When I got serious about my music, I decided to keep ‘Lighta’ but I wanted to put some numbers on it like Andre3000. My goal is to be three times more successful than what he was so I added ‘6000’. Plus, that shows the level of quality I’m gonna bring with my music. Lighta6000 is full force. It’s the ultimate number. And it shows people that I’m going to Live Ill and Go Hard Til Absent.”

To listen to Lighta6000’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

www.instagram.com/lighta6000
www.twitter.com/lighta6000