DARKSTARGRAVER Debuts ‘Burning Bridges’ EP


Hailing from the south coast of England in Portsmouth, DARKSTARGRAVER is an exciting UK rap prospect for 2020, who comes highly recommended if you like the hard-hitting sounds of Octavian, Skepta, Denzel Curry, A$AP Rocky, or Kojey Radical. Led by introductory tracks ‘CodeRED’ and ‘Snakes & Ladders’, which were released earlier this year to rave reviews, Burning Bridges is the debut EP from the 22-year old British Zambian rapper, singer and songwriter DarkStarGraver.

While he cut his teeth and honed his skills in the south of England, and has established himself at the forefront of the emerging Hip Hop scene in Portsmouth, DarkStarGraver draws his influences from diverse cultures and backgrounds, having experienced life all over the UK in his very young 22 years, from Birmingham to Kensal Green to Richmond to Glasgow – travels and experiences which have shaped his perspective, musical tastes, and styles, as is evident on his new Burning Bridges EP.

Sonically, Burning Bridges sees DarkStarGraver taking an international approach, working with producers from Russia, Germany, and America to help map out the global rap sound of the record, including Minnesota producer P.SOUL, who has worked with YBN Cordae, Trippie Redd, XXXTENTACION, and Joey Bada$$, Russian beatsmith Roman RSK, whose credits include producing for Nasty C, The Underachievers, and ELLEVN, and NC-based producer Airavata, who has worked with German chart-topper Apache 207, French pop star Maxenss, and Venezuelan trap music frontrunner Big Soto.

As for the themes the Burning Bridges EP addresses, DarkStarGraver is vulnerable from the start as he discusses fake love and cutting off dead weight on the defensive ‘Without A Heart’ and the EP’s title track ‘Burning Bridges’, and on ‘Last One Standing’, ‘Snakes & Ladders’ and ‘CodeRED’, he is in defiant self-motivational mode, while ‘Seeing The Signs’ sees him learning a hard lesson on trust and loyalty, with the Portsmouth rap artist coming to terms with the conflict in his life and letting go on ‘Walk On By’, and finding the peace he needs to move forward on ‘Winning Lane’.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his Burning Bridges EP, DarkStarGraver says, “this project explores the mental & spiritual changes I went through, my personal chrysalis from light to dark, the road from chaotic rage into compassion & tranquillity. It’s all about the paths we can take, even the track titles make reference to this, as well as the artwork, being a Japanese Torii Gate, which symbolizes the transition from the mundane into the sacred. Around the time of writing this ‘Burning Bridges’ project, I came to realize that the people I had close to me weren’t on the same vibration as me, when I was striving for more in my life.

I’m not afraid of showing my deepest vulnerabilities or being open with my emotions, I feel it’s important to share my personal truths, and while this can be intense, I want to be real with my thoughts and experiences. Making this EP was a moment of self-discovery for me, as I had to let go of the people and things that were no longer doing any good for me, in order to serve my highest purpose. I had to burn a couple of bridges along the way to find peace within myself, this feels like a real journey start to finish”.


  1. Without A Heart
  2. Burning Bridges
  3. Last One Standing (featuring Frank Myth)
  4. Snakes & Ladders
  5. CodeRED
  6. Seeing The Signs
  7. Walk On By (featuring Fatal K)
  8. Winning Lane



November 29 – Fiddlers Elbow, London, UK

November 30 – Heartbreakers Bar, Southampton, UK

December 2 – The Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth, UK

December 3 – Cowley Club, Brighton, UK

December 5 – St. George Hotel, Kent, UK

More Dates to be Confirmed



Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/DarkStarGraver

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DarkStarGraver

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Please direct all media and press inquiries to Ayo Adepoju: ayodele@wepluggoodmusic.com


Seasoned Hip Hop Artist from Reading, Pennsylvania U-nik Stylez  announces the release of his third installment of his “Classic” project. “Classic III” includes features from major Indie Artists Ren Thomas, King Magnetic, Recognize Ali, Illconscious, as well as others.   Stylez collaborated with all-inclusive production teams on top of self produced tracks to create this thorough and timeless project.

“I wanted to keep a similar vibe and work with artists and producers I’ve met along the way and also add a very personal track on the project.  “The record “Due Time” gives an explanation to fans on my 2-year hiatus from releasing new music.” 

“Classic III” is a reflection of Stylez growth and progression as an artist and was inspired from the major success of the first two installments.

“This time around I even added a little humor… a comedy skit mocking “Mumble Rap.” 

At 27 years of age Stylez continues to claim eminent accolades as other notable artists from tours to a worldwide fan base, major media and press, and ranking as a chart topper by both domestic and international DJ’s.

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@u_nik_stylez Instagram

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Listen and download “Classic III” below.




John Jigg$ is no amateur or slouch when it comes to his musical and business grind. In a short period of time he went from paving the industry streets to flying overseas for his own personal European Tour.

What perfect timing and absolute brilliance to release “Grecian Numerals” while packing his tour luggage. The record highlights his skill set and confirms with confidence the uphill journey to the prime of his career.

Jigg$ is swift yet combative with his bars. He leaves no room for debate that he is the total package to win. “When I finish doing damage you can bandage this up“. Bar for bar he is knocking down the competition, “True to the game new to the lame shit“.

April 13th kicked off The European Tour of John Jigg$, and just like he established on the record he is taking it to the top!

Listen to “Grecian Numerals” below. 



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New Music by John Jigg$, “Pull Up” Produced by DJ Six3one @JiggsTheGreat

Long Island, NY, native and Hip Hop artist John Jigg$ adheres to the limelight while releasing hit after hit! The world knows Jigg$ as the skilled emcee dropping killer bombs on Sirius XM, Hot 97, Sway’s Universe, Kid Capri’s The Block Party, and on stages in established venues and arenas across the states!  Most recently Jigg$ has teamed up with Parish PMD and is featured on PMD’s new album “Busine$$ Mentality”.

Jigg$ leaves no opportunity to allow his status of growing icon and other successful accomplishments to sink in.  Rather, he does what he does best and knuckles down in the studio to create more magic!  In his latest release “Pull Up” Jigg$ delivers an anthem fit for a workout, a military drill,  hustling through the hard knock life, but also an anthem to grab bottles in the club to celebrate that disciplined grind!  With a funky, and smooth sampled rock beat combined with a catchy Hip Hop flow, this is a sure-fire for pressing repeat!

“When I apply pressure they rollback like foreskin”-John Jigg$






Ricky Bats Delivers Another Hit With His Single “Lay Low” |@Ricky_Bats

Fame, touring, and the music industry is not all what it’s painted to be.  This is definitely the message Ricky Bats is putting out in his latest single “Lay Low”.   Bats sets the tone for “Lay Low” with melodies harmonized by songstress Breana Marin, mixed with his autobiographical bars.  Lyrically, Bats craves to greet those moments he can fall under the radar, lay low, and appreciate his life as a family man.

Bats and the whole Gotham City Movement to date is the fastest rising indie artists out of the Bronx.  In a short period of time Bats has toured the world,  collaborated with greats such as Termanology, Chris Rivers, Maino, Tony Sunshine, and Uncle Murda,  is backed by major radio stations spinning his music including Hot 97,and delivers catalogs of undeniable witty Hip Hop projects. With 365, 24/7 of sacrifices and dedication it is no wonder that the emblem of Ricky Bats is one of a superhero!





John Jigg$…One phrase comes to mind and that is lyrical powerhouse!  Straight out of Long Island Jigg$ is the Hulk of Hip Hop with a tongue of the Joker!  Since the release of his latest album “Twin Cannons”, Jigg$ has received incredible notoriety from  big dogs in the industry as Kid Capri, Parrish (EPMD), Lord Finesse, Granddaddy IU, and Sway who invited Jigg$ to return to his show after his “killer” freestyle!

In his latest video “The Message” it’s all bets off for this era of rappers bringing shade to Hip Hop. “Pack up that wack shit it’s time to go”.  Jigg$ exudes four minutes of genius, sharp, yet raw bars “…fuck the whole industry with one rubber”!  Each bar delivers a serious and relevant message worthwhile of a frequent encore!

“Twin Cannons” produced by K Sluggah and mastered entirely by Rkitech is available in retail stores and on all digital music outlets.

John Jigg$ x K Sluggah “Twin Cannons”




Event: @H3Entertainment Presents “Get Signed Or Die Trying Tour”

The good people over at Chicago’s premier artists development and marketing brand (H3 Ent.) & GoSityEnt.com are providing up-and-coming indie artists with a dope opportunity to tour different markets this summer (July 29th-August 12th). While most acts stand still or just capitalize off their home market this tour is designed to give serious artists not just the ability to travel and perform but to do so with seasoned music executives that specialize in networking with a purpose. The Tour kickoffs in Illinois while ending in the Big Apple, “New York” where artists get 1 on 1 time with Major Record Label A&R’s & Management.

For Sponsor, Vendor, Tour Schedule, Media Or Performance Info (708)965-2806

Cities Include
*Chicago (Twice)
*East St. Louis
*New York

@ISSAIAM Will Be Hitting The Road For The “Beats x Beers” Tour

Issa looks to be very productive on the road during Beats x Beers Tour

One artist to truly pay attention to and for would be Atlanta’s own Issa. Now on his independent move, the Atlanta emcee will be taking part of the Beats x Beers Tour that will reach ten cities at this moment.

One city that will be an important part of the traveling schedule will be in Flint, Michigan

For the Flint Water Festival in which has been headlines due to their lack of clean water situation.

Issa will be taking part in donating water to families within the community plus meet and greets while performing new records such as “Back On My Grizz” and others.

Check out the tour schedule below and visit Beats x Beers website for tickets:

Follow Issa on his official Twitter for future updates.

Make sure to follow on Instagram to peep his brand new #Catch22 Virals.

Hip Hop Artist Sarcast Steps Outside The Box To Claim His Mark|@Sarcast420

You can find Colorado’s own Sarcast headlining stages in front of 200,00 and pushing dreams into reality! Also known as the ghetto Chuck Berry, Sarcast began his career early on rhyming in his mother’s basement and without a team backing him he went on to share stages with Blu, Cassidy, Alkoholics, and R.A. Rugged Man just to name a few.  Sarcast has a growing buzz not only in the United States but in China, Brazil, Portugal, and the United Kingdom!  Tune in to MJ’s interview to hear more from Sarcast.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarcast420/


NY Artist QuietGunz Talks Haiti, Military, and Hip Hop with MJ|@QuietGunz

MJ: This is MJ with Rap Music Promo and joining me originally from the streets of Port-Au-Prince in Haiti and now representing the concrete jungle is Rapper and Producer QuietGunz.  Welcome and thank you for taking time out for MJ.

QG: QG aka QuietGunz in da building, Military Muzik and Sonz of Haiti we here. Thank you for this interview MJ!

MJ:  I became immediately fascinated while reading your bio specifically with the different experiences you have embraced in your life.  Can you talk a little about adjusting to NYC after being raised in Haiti? Talk about some of the similarities and differences or any challenges and barriers you faced.

QG: I left Haiti at 15 so yeah it was a tough transition in the beginning. Practically leaving everything you’re accustomed to your whole life and starting fresh.  It was hard to make friends in the beginning because of language and different upbringings. And we’re talking about 97′ or 98′ when it wasn’t so cool to be Haitian. So everything had to be earned. The homies wanted their respect by any means. The feeling was really us verse everybody else for real.  I remember one time for Haitian Flag Day, I was in 11th grade and me and my peeps showed up to school all dressed in red and blue and Haitian flags everywhere. About 20 of us walked around all the hallways, we caused a lot of tension that day. You know high schools always had cliques fighting and Bloods and Crips started questioning our colors. Other people were giving us funny looks and the principal got involved trying to suspend everybody. Long story short after a week of mayhem, the school came up with “Diversity Day” where everybody celebrated their heritage and I think they have that going on till today. Us Haitians are always doing revolutionary shit lol…It’s in the veins!

MJ:  I want to take the time to acknowledge the 8 years you served our country as a marine, thank you!  You were pretty young at that time. How did marine life impact you?

QG: Besides feeling like you’re super human at 19 (laughs), it made me grow up and appreciate life, you know take nothing for granted. I graduated Marine Corps boot camp in Parris Island, SC August 17th, 2001. Guess what we had 3 weeks later, 9-11 terror attacks. So you know we had to be war ready 24/7. The mindset in the Marines was everything you do, do it as if your life depends on it. Marines always go the extra mile and just get it done, no matter time of the day, climate or place. These are some of the things I always used in life to keep me going. That’s really how I got my stage name QuietGunz. I always been a quiet type of guy, and I maintained a sharpshooter score every year at the rifle range.

MJ: Music has always been an escape for you even going back to your early years in Haiti.  You mentioned that rap started as a voice for the oppressed.  Why is it so important for you as a rapper to share your life’s lessons with your fans and the world?

QG: It’s important because you want to be able to connect with fans. You want them to relate to you and you have a platform where you can actually influence and help people. Rap is the voice of the unheard. That’s what makes it unique. Its powerful music and it influenced every corner of the continent in so little time. I like to turn up, party and bullshit, but as an artist I try my best to stick to the essence of Hip Hop. I’m a true student of the game. I’ve done it all from producing, engineering, songwriting to a bit of graphic designing.

MJ:  Do you think if you didn’t have the experience of the streets and the military that your style or flow would be different?  Because right now you are an artist who is embodying it all from the studios to the stages with such a fierce delivery or better yet a “silent but deadly” delivery!

QG:  Yea it definitely would be different. Especially being from the toughest, most respected branch in the military it gives me a different lane not just everyone can jump on. I call it MilitaryMuzik and it is authentic to me and anyone who hears it. Listen to my song “What I Carry (2Gunz)” and “Stay Alive” on ITunes then you’ll understand.

MJ: I want to learn more about the Hip Hop Workshops that you are involved with. Give us the inside scoop in that.

QG: I’m officially the Brand Ambassador for EHMP (Elegant Hoodness Music Program) now. I help coordinate the showcases, judge the beat battles and cyphers. I politic with venues, promoters, radio stations, publications etc. There are a few things that I’m working on that can help take the brand to a whole different level that I can’t speak on until things are solidified. I’m all about growth and networking!

MJ:  Let’s talk about some memorable highlights for you from SXSW. This was quite the accomplishment for you as you have wanted to perform at this event for years, and in 2017 you murdered that scene!

QG:  That’s a fact. If you’re involved in music, SXSW is a must go. So much going on, so many stages, concerts etc…The memorable highlights were the networking that led to more opportunities. We had the privilege to work with Houston, TX legend Lil Flip and he showed us a lot of love at his events. He brought out the heaviest Hip Hop line up at SXSW (Twista, 21 Savage, Young MA, Dave East etc…) then we had our event the next day with Cassidy headlining. So yeah first time out there I had a blast.

MJ: Tell us what it was like for you to work with a classic artist like Cassidy?

QG: Opening up for a legend like Cassidy is always fun. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to hit the road with him. I went to a music conference in Chicago and I found out he was coming into town that weekend to perform at Red Diamonds in Chicago. Long story short he invited me and my bro Kelo to pull up and open up the show for him. We all had a ball out there for real. So salute to him. That was love.

MJ: Let’s get into the music now! What is out there now for everybody? What projects are you currently working on?  Are there any upcoming shows you can share with us?

QG: We got streets buzzin’ with my single with the HeatMakerz “Stay Alive”, “Get Mine” with my bros Kelo and Scify, and “Everything”. I’m working on my solo project “Louder Than Wordz”. We’re always on the road throughout the year from Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona etc…Definitely look out for a live performance at Lincoln Park Music Festival in NJ again this year. I rocked that stage 2 years in a row.

MJ: Quality over quantity…that is without a doubt evident in your music and wordplay! What other jewels can you drop for some of these young, fresh artists who are just getting their feet wet in the music industry?

 QG: Be authentic. Find your sound, find your lane and stay in it. This music life can pull you a lot of directions at once and it can be overwhelming and frustrating. As cliché as this may sound “Your network is your net worth.”

MJ: We both share the same mindset as fans especially with Rakim and Mos Def.  Tell us what artists are in your personal playlist?  Do you have a top 3 that you would like to collaborate with or share the stage with?

QG: Glad to know we have similar taste. We don’t see those types of artists come in the game anymore and the few that do don’t get the respect and shine they deserve. I would like to collaborate with AZ. He always has been my favorite rapper growing up. Jada is another one of my favorites and of course Nas.

MJ: Bring MJ into the crowd…what can I expect from a live Quiet Gunz performance?  What happens once you hit that stage and grab that mic?

QG: Expect a lot of energy and expect to hear bars. I’m very laid back and a quiet type of guy (hence the name). I hit the stage runnin’ and gunnin. I’m a whole different person.

MJ: Let’s talk tours.  Do you have a favorite place you traveled to?  What other cities or countries do you plan on touring?

QG: I love Florida. Touring Florida is always fun. We set up shows there 3-4 times a year. We always hit Tampa, Orlando and Miami. We’re starting to push out West. We just did 3 venues in one night out in Phoenix and the love was crazy! We’re talking with venues in Vegas and LA right now too. Eventually I want to start attacking the market overseas…European Tour, or QuietGunz live in Africa. Japan got a nice market for Hip Hop as well. You know a lot of my iTunes sales are coming from overseas!

MJ: Take a minute to share with everybody what the future has in store for Quiet Gunz!  Give MJ and the fans something to embrace!

QG: The future always looking bright, more shows, more music from your numba 1 Gunna! I’m releasing my single “Everything” real soon. I’ve been testing it out different cities and the crowd reaction so far has been on point.  I appreciate everyone who’s been rocking with me since day one and still keep the faith. It’s been a long journey and I’m enjoying the ride. Everybody’s success story is different. Coming from where I came from I’m blessed to do what I love to do.

MJ: I have to ask this last question because you bring nothing but fire to that mic during cyphers!  Out of cyphers or live performances do you have a preference?

QG: I love both but cyphers are more personal and competitive, and I love to compete!

MJ:  Salute, and thank you for taking the time out to chop it up with MJ and Rap Music Promo!  Is there anything else you want the world to know about QuietGunz?

QG: Yea check out the website www.quietgunz.com to get a taste of what I’m about. “Holla at the number one Gunna on social media @quietgunz… Bang Bang!”


Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuietGunz

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