QJP11 – Boom Boutta Bang

QJP 11 inspires people to be real
with new single ‘Boom Boutta Bang’

ROCKY MOUNT, NC – In the opinion of Qwandale Jerome Pippen – better known as the hip hop artist QJP 11, which nods to his birthday on Nov. 11 (11/11) – too many people today pretend to be something they’re not. He just wants people to be themselves and quit hiding behind masks and personifications of something different. This is why he created the hot new song “Boom Boutta Bang.”

Taking inspiration from a life that has been a series of experiments – from tryingaaaaaa to be hood then going to college, and then rapping – QJP 11 created a song that not only will have people bouncing but also encourages them to embrace the unique qualities that make them one-of-a-kind.
“I start by giving that message to myself because I’m not trying to point fingers at anybody,” QJP 11 said. “None of those things worked out for me until I found rapping, and I finally found what I liked and loved. Don’t try to be a gangster if you’re not, or a college person if that’s not for you, or a rapper trying to be something you’re not. That’s what ‘Boom Boutta Bang’ means. It’s just a phrase I came up with that slides off the tongue, and I use it to call out people who are trying to be something they’re not. I’m different because I will bring something different to hip hop. I noticed hardcore gangster rap is not who I am, so I’ve found another route.”

QJP 11 said all of his music is an effort to emphasize his originality. He’s not trying to pretend to be something he’s not though he often tries new things from time to time. He also likes to make a Plan A and a Plan B and even a Plan C, just in case things don’t go the way they’re supposed to. Growing up, he was always moving from one place to another and he considers himself lucky to have seen so many different sides of life – whether poor, middle class or rich. 

“Looking on the outside-in, no one knows what people really go through, but we stereotype people anyways,” he said. “Just because you see a big house or a small house doesn’t mean you know what’s going on inside. It could be broken on the inside but we look on the outside and try to figure it out. At an early age, I always had a thing for being creative – whether it was drawing or coloring or writing.  I just like being myself just how I am. All my life I was wondering who I was and what my purpose was. I tried to be a gangster but it didn’t work out. Then I tried the college thing and that didn’t work out, either. But when I rap, it’s like I’ve found myself and I feel a part of it. I started by giving the rap message to my friend who really wanted to be a gangster but didn’t have to because he was highly blessed already. I then started to realize I was talking about me too, because I used to want to be hood but I didn’t have to be. ‘Boom Boutta Bang’ means when you’re going through something and trying to figure out if it’s for you or not. If it’s not, then change to something else.”

QJP 11 said “Boom Boutta Bang” is the first single off an EP called “Listen to Understand” which is slated to drop before the end of August. He also said he’s working on lining up some performances in the next coming months. A music video for “Boom Boutta Bang” is set to drop on his YouTube channel later this month.

To listen to QJP 11’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://m.facebook.com/home.php 

https://www.instagram.com/its_qjp11/ 

https://mobile.twitter.com/ItsQjp11

“Listen To Understand”

https://open.spotify.com/album/1GMbQwVvjhjqntn8eXE7Y9?si=yxAdqTFKSPqXh6wef6WHxQ

Dark Note – IMPACT

Lebanese music producers drop and make an ‘IMPACT’ in the music scene on world stage with new album ‘IMPACT’ 

BEIRUT, LEBANON – A new duo from the Middle East is bringing an intriguingly dark new sound to the world stage of music with an exploration of multiple genres fused into one. Dark Note – made up of friends Saiid Zeidan and Anthony Nemnoum from Beirut, Lebanon – represents cutting edge music with sounds that range from EDM, Trap/ Future Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Pop or even Rock. Dark Note – named after their discovery of finding light in the dark – takes inspiration from ideas that seemingly pop up out of nowhere during times of introspection.

“When you’re in the dark and hear a cool voice in your head and you start thinking about how you could make that into a song, that’s what Dark Note represents,” Zeidan said. “There is no one who can make the same music we are making. We can do EDM,Trap/ Future Bass, Techno, Hip Hop, Pop or even Rock … all genres you might think of.  And when we bring that to a crowd, the crowd will go crazy and dance like never before. We will be known for our massive raves.  We won’t stop until we’ve reached the biggest stages of TomorrowLand, UMF, EDC, Ibiza and many more.”

Their journeys in music started separately. Zeidan started DJ-ing when he was 16 and was discovering his path in music production, while Nemnoum started exploring production and instruments at age 15. They eventually came together while studying mixing and mastering at a music academy in Beirut. They clicked almost immediately and discovered that the sounds and styles they were independently interested in sounded even better when brought together. The fusion of their two styles grew into a one-of-a-kind sound unlike anything in Lebanon … or anywhere else in the world! 

After six months of hard work in the studio and sampling new music to live crowds during DJ sessions, Dark Note is ready to release their sound to the world through their new album “IMPACT.” According to Nemnoum, it’s a project that shows you a sneak peak of their skill through a diverse range of sounds – with one Pop song, a lot of Trap, and some heavy EDM along the way.

“It’s our first album and with it, we want to make a big impact,” Nemnoum said. “We have four tracks right off the bat that we think might make a hit.”

Those four tracks include “Demise” – an EDM/Trap fusion about breaking into someone’s dreams; “IMPACT” – another Trap song that is tailor-made for making a big impact on the club scene, like a “meteoroid striking land” ; “Star Crossed Lovers” – a slower-paced love song that touches on religion and traditions underneath a catchy hook that listeners will have a hard time shaking out of their heads; and “Trust In Me” – a commercial-ready  Radio/DJ friendly Pop song hit that will make you  dance and shake that ass. 

The album is out now and distributed under EDM REKORDS LTD. They aim to provide the best music experience possible, shaking the ground by using their marvelous 808 drums and original sound designs. They currently have three other artists on the label and are excited for what the future might hold for them on the international stage.

To listen to Dark Note’s music or to buy their songs and keep them: 

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/70862232
Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/dark-note-band/798774
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YzXeFRMhTP1TJawu7fLEx 
Apple music: https://music.apple.com/lb/artist/dark-note-band/1475111067

Anghami: https://play.anghami.com/artist/5208677
Sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band
Amazon Music:

https://music.amazon.ca/artists/B07VYQW7Y8?tab=CATALOG&ref=dm_wcp_artist_link_ad


“Impact”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/dn-impact/s-vYwMo
“Trust in Me”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/trust-in-me/s-hiPLl
“Trapped”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/trapped/s-2zlIa
“Demise”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/demise/s-VteXM
“ Gimmi Ma Money ”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/gimmi-ma-money/s-PpiLf
“Chastity”
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/chastity/s-FDeRE

“Star Crossed Lovers” 
https://soundcloud.com/darknote-band/star-crossed-love 

 

To follow them on social media, please visit: 
Website: http://darknoteband.com/
http://facebook.com/Darknoteband/
https://twitter.com/DARKNOTEBAND1
https://www.instagram.com/darknoteband/
http://edmrekords.com 

Stream A-Park’s New Single “Recipe” On Spotify | @Its_A_Park

Make room for this hot new German artist, his name is A-Park and buddy is definitely on his grind! He has a smash new single “Recipe” that has the people chanting the catchy hook “R-E-C__I-P-E” over the laid back melodic beat.  This could very well be a future anthem if it takes off (As it should!). We want everyone to give it a listen, if you think its a dope song add it to your playlist(s) and tell a friend!

Listen to A-Park’s Super-Catchy New Single “Recipe” On Spotify & All Music Streaming Outlets!

A little about A-Park. He was born and raised in Germany but he also has American, Greek, Polish and Turkish roots. He began writing, recording, and performing at the early age of 13.

Listen to A-Park’s new single “Recipe” below on Spotify or catch it on all music streaming outlets!

SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram: @its_apark
Facebook: @officialAPark
Twitter: @Its_A_Park
Youtube: @aparkofficial

Eazy and Rico – Outta Town Freak

North meets South on hot new track from Eazy and Rico

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL & BROOKLYN, NY – North meets South in a hot new single from hip hop duo Eazy and Rico, two long time friends who have collaborated on music over the years and developed a one-of-a-kind sound that breaks down all barriers. Their most recent single, “Outta Town Freak,” is yet another example of the kind of genre-breaking sound they’ve created – a sound that is not only turning heads in their hometowns of Brooklyn and Fort Lauderdale but in places all over the world.

Eazy and Rico first met when they were in middle school. Rico’s family moved from New York to Florida and he turned to music as a source of comfort during the transition. When he met Eazy at school, it was like meeting a kindred spirit, and the musical chemistry was there from the start.

“We’re like brothers now and it’s like nothing to work together because he is so easy to work with,” Rico said. “He usually comes up with beats and I come up with bars though he’s got some bars, too. It just comes out real nice. We have good chemistry – the North-meets-South kind of sound that comes out real good when mixed up. You get to hear both sides of the spectrum and because of that, no one out there can mess with us.”

“Outta Town Freak” is a perfect example of that originality. Eazy describes it as a “getaway, party-type song” about women who like to let loose while they’re on vacation. The catchy, upbeat vibe will definitely get people bouncing, and the various situations that the girls in the song get caught up in are the kind of stories that almost anyone can relate to and laugh at. 

“They have a good time and things end up happening and they’re having a blast,” Eazy said. “The name of the song speaks for itself. It’s about being wild while you’re out of town on vacation. That’s why we shot the music video on South Beach in Miami. We wanted to show girls coming in town and having a blast on the beach on a beautiful sunny day with everybody celebrating.”

Music is a passion for these two friends. It flows through their blood, hearts and DNA. And as more people have supported that passion, it has fueled them more and more over the years. Though Rico has since moved back to New York where he’s pursuing an independent career, the two still collaborate on music all the time and are constantly in communication with one another on new ideas and sounds. They don’t consider themselves just rappers but artists because every song they release always paints a picture of their versatility. 

“We’re excited to introduce the world to our unique kind of music,” Eazy said. “We get in the studio and magic happens. We’re going to wake up a lot of people to who we are. You’re going to see how versatile and different we are. We can do everything and we’re all about the lyrics. We’re bringing a different flavor when it comes to music and we want people to remember us for what we bring to the table.”

To listen to Eazy and Rico’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/hbzent/
https://www.instagram.com/rico_realone/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDs8scVhx8M  

Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer 🔥🔥🔥 | @ImPlayboyRonnie


🔥Playboy Ronnie Is Serving Up The Heat for A HOT Summer 🔥

Currently pushing two new projects, Playboy Ronnie returns with a slew of hits in the bag. He continues to build on his momentum with the release of two new projects.

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the Orlando homie Playboy Ronnie. Its always a special event when he sends over new material to review. Last time we ran across each other he sent over “Hard Enough” which now has more than 10K streams and growing on Sound Cloud. This time he sent us not one, but two EP’s, a new single, and an eye catching new video for yet another single.

Both EP’s titled “Say Less” and “Say More” feature 5 tracks each, the main singles are “Guns And Butter” and “Mercy“. Its a dope collection of music, the Orlando native taps in and brings the summertime vibes from Florida.

His fans know that his grind, and versatility is unmatched. Playboy Ronnie peels back the layers to reveal himself, and to better connect with his fans. He does this when many of his peers are lacking substance and quality content in their music. Doing this he is able to capture his listener’s who are streaming his music and tuned into his visuals.

I took some time to listen to both projects. I hear a distinct difference between these projects when I sat back and tuned in. Playboy Ronnie is a talented artist who deserves more attention from the people, I believe once his music reaches a mainstream audience his fan base will grow with speed and efficiency, then its take-off time for him. Fly high young home fly high.

For now stream both projects, let us know which one you like the best! Social media info is below!

Follow Playboy Ronnie on Social Media

🔥Soundcloud.com/playboyronnie

🔥Twitter.com/implayboyronnie

🔥Instagram.com/iamplayboyronnie

Rank Rated – Baggage

West Coast artist inspires others to ‘Rank Up’ with new music

LOS ANGELES, CA – Regardless of what we go through in life or what we face, no matter the adversities, we can always elevate.

That’s the core concept behind everything that West Coast artist Rank Rated does. His music, his art and his message is all about being better. And the long road he’s been on – from homelessness to successful entertainer – is a testament that with determination and a dream, you can fulfill your destiny.

Two of his most recent singles by upcoming composer PacoTheProducer– “Valid” and “Baggage” – speak directly to that life motto and tap into depths of his talent in ways that bring forward a new wave of sound and style for a generation desperate for something original. With “Valid” which is slated to drop on July 26, Rank Rated rails against the social norm of validation that pops up in multiple places of our lives.

“Everyone is looking for validation today,” he said. “We live in a time where everything has to have validation – whether it’s a credit score or experience in whatever industry you’re in, or even likes on social media. Whatever it is, we’re all seeking some type of validation and more often than not, we’re seeking that from other individuals. I had people who told me I couldn’t do certain things, but here I am. I validated myself and pushed forward based on what I knew I could do.”

Rank also reveals how through social media and mutual friends he has met people like DJ FiveVenoms, director JDfilms, and Quavo. He also stated an affiliation with JGreen (of YNW), whose manager Rank has been in contact with for a while and who he respectfully calls “Unc.” Rank also noted his independence through platform United Masters which features other artists such as Lil Tecca and Choppa on their roster.

With “Baggage,” which was released in June, Rank Rated explores the hard work it takes to attain success. And once you achieve that success, the symbols that come with that, such as the baggage you bring with you as you’re traveling the world, can be an affirmation of that hard work that brought you to this point. 

“I’m doing my thing right now, living my life and catching flights,” he said. “That’s what this song is about. It’s about getting to the money, a fun song that really says, ‘I don’t care what anybody else has to say.’”

“At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being inspirational, in a way,” Rank Rated said. “I was able to do it so you can, too. Ranking up is something everyone can and should do, whether that’s getting a promotion at a job or trying to create a better life for yourself. Rank is having status. Rank is everything. So tell your haters to Rank Up. 

In addition to his two most recent singles, Rank Rated has also released a new EP called “Far From Regular” which is available on all digital distribution outlets. With catchy lines about baggage and baguettes that slide on the beat, fans will definitely be eager to hear more.

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

https://www.instagram.com/rank_rated/

https://mobile.twitter.com/rank_rated/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008159648527

“Baggage”

https://open.spotify.com/album/5PPQDZyvdbUah2EKyUgCTh?si=EYMUu1NESbyUiUYMqz6xdw

“Far From Regular” EP

https://music.apple.com/us/album/far-from-regular-ep/1460738533

“Day Dream”

https://m.soundcloud.com/rankrated/daydream

“Private Party”

https://youtu.be/HvICvBtnOTU

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