Red Giant Project – Betta Man Feat. Tre Aces

Living legends combine master-level skills for truly original album ‘Red Giant Project’ 

SAN DIEGO, CA – The ultimate collaboration of musicians who are masters at their craft comes together with an deeper progressive new sound on a new LP called “Red Giant Project.” Spearheaded by Matthew Burke AKA Burkey and sound-designed by Matt Madonna, the project features an array of living legend instrumentalists in Karl Denson, Tah Rei, John Avery, Shane Hall, Tre Aces, and Lynx DeMuth. The juxtaposition of vocalists Burkey and Hall, who also plays guitar on some tracks, combines for a human element that weaves tastefully through the music in ways that never distract from the full scope of the production.  

“Beauty is the intention,” Burkey said. “This project could be called R&B and Blues pumped up on bass music. Or it could just as easily be labeled as Americana, or Neo-Soul Trap, or even Lofi-Trip-Hop-Downtempo. It’s ambient poetry with strong hooks and vocal synths that dance through gritty, analog sound. And it’s done by all of these people who are masters of their craft, and then blended together by Matt. It’s something really incredible.” 

Madonna and Burkey met some years back while touring with different EDM projects. Madonna was with Love & Light while Burkey spent about a decade with Vokab Kompany. The two would often bump into each other at festivals or on the tour circuit, and sometimes they’d bounce ideas off each other or even play around with different sounds or write songs together. Both of them were doing songs that were high-energy, club-based EDM music upwards of 120 beats per minute and higher. So their collaborations backstage tended to be slower and more ambient, exploring different ways to incorporate the sounds they’d become familiar with into more downtempo and relaxed vibes. Madonna eventually retired ‘Love & Light’ while Burkey continued with Vokab Kompany, and the two of them kept in touch.  

In 2016, Burkey had the opportunity to start working with Karl Denson who is a legendary sax player best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, KDTU, and Greyboy Allstars. He’s even featured with the band Sexual Chocolate in the iconic Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” When Madonna heard that Burkey was working with Denson, he sent them a beat he’d been working on at home, and Denson was so impressed that it sparked an idea from Burkey 

“The whole process created a whole pure vibe,” Burkey said. “We’d all gotten older and didn’t fit that party scene anymore, and our songwriting had taken on a deeper aspect – from the chords to the sound design to the lyricism and everything in between. Matt had become the ultimate sound designer. He can spend days on end just making a sound, and he’ll create his own sounds. He’ll spend a 20-hour session searching for the best kick drum, manipulating 200 different kinds of drums until he’s found that best sound. So he was the perfect person to blend all of the things that these masters at their craft were bringing to the table.” 

Burkey said the collaboration has been so overwhelmingly positive that the two friends have decided to pursue more projects in the future. He said they have the first record focusing more on a Neo-Soul, Jazz vibe with Blues guitar and swaggy Hip-Hopesque vocals. And like a Red Giant star that burns at its brightest in its later stages of life, the “Red Giant Project” showcases the bright burning talent of these veteran artists in a way that cannot and should not be ignored. 

To listen to the Red Giant Project or to follow these artists on social media, please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/redgiantproject 

https://www.instagram.com/redgiantproject 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6w17z0QsctPCHEMW1EV0xY?si=yOUMsiHpTGWBXpqHzuBLMQ 

Wait It Out ft. Karl Denson 

https://soundcloud.com/muti/red-giant-project-wait-it-out-feat-karl-denson

Adonis Alias SoupBone and M.E. NotApologetic – Sir Paul

Two West Coast artists join forces for creative new album ‘ApoSTGles 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – An impressive blend of Rap, Hip Hop, Jazzy Blues and R&B swag makes its way to the center stage on a new album from West Coast artists Adonis Alias SoupBone and M.E. NotApologetic. Set to release in December, “ApoSTGles” is the ultimate culmination of this super collaboration between two artists who have been making waves in the industry for years. Across six songs, the duo lets the world know that it’s OK to party, but there’s also real issues in life that have to be dealt with and sometimes you gotta step up. Each of them came up with concepts for three of the songs, then worked together seamlessly to create the final product – tapping deeply into each other’s talents and ideas.  

“It’s two brothers coming together and showcasing our skills together,” Adonis said. “It’s us complementing each other’s talents and ideas. We’re talking about positives, not using any profanity and ultimately, it’s all about the music.” 

The debut single from the project is “Sir Paul” and is slated to release across all streaming platforms on Oct. 16. It’s a song that pays tribute to one of the most influential musicians of all time: Paul McCartney. “Sir Paul” is presented with an eye-popping video filmed by acclaimed and award-winning director Jae Synth. Throughout the song, Adonis and M.E. incorporate lyrics and titles from McCartney’s most successful songs and albums, and ultimately use the icon as a metaphor for achieving one’s dreams. 

“If there’s any chance Paul could hear this, I think he’d appreciate it more than anybody,” Adonis said. “There’s no other musician who has transcended the time period he has with quality music. That’s the key. I try to write timeless material, just like he did, and I don’t try to go with the current trend.” 

The beat originally came to M.E. through a mutual acquaintance producer named No Shenanigans, who said she wrote the beat specifically for M.E.’s signature style. It’s a beat that M.E. calls a little bit gritty and hard-hitting. But when M.E. couldn’t come up with a lyrical idea that really stuck, he passed it along to his friend Adonis for help.  

“I passed it along to my bro and he came up with this idea,” M.E. said. “That’s how we always work. We come up with creative ideas and then pass them back and forth to each other until we make something great. With this song, not only are we doing an homage for Paul, but at the same time it shows that you don’t have to stay the same musician throughout your entire career. He stepped away from the Beatles and did what he wanted to do, and he’s made a lot of great music.” 

“Sir Paul” will be followed by “My Queen”, the scheduled second single slated to drop in November. With “My Queen,” the two musicians tap into their R&B side with a song made for the ladies. Adonis said it’s an “encouragement song that’s uplifting for women and encourages men to support their women.” A music video is in the works and should release on Nov. 10. 

“Party All Night” is the third release and it is a definitive club song with a hard, heavy, Hip Hop and Rap feel that showcases the duo’s ability to flow.  

To listen to Adonis and M.E.’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/m.e._notapologetic/           

https://www.instagram.com/adonis_aasb/     

https://www.facebook.com/NotApologeticME/ 

https://twitter.com/AASB916 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1j1w4erBYSNxG6JpZEWfpQ

BiNG – Party

Texas rapper BiNG drops new album ‘At It Again’ 

HOUSTON, TX – Joseph Guillory, AKA BiNG, is an artist with a truly original sound. Unlike anything else out there in the world of Hip Hop, his use of distorted instrumentals paired with rhythmic flows creates an intriguing sound that is causing new listers all over the South to sit up and pay attention. And now with his new album “At It Again,” this Texas-based musician is offering a compilation of his works in an effort to share that one-of-a-kind sound with a wider global audience.  

Featuring all of his best music to date with a couple of radio-ready tracks, “At It Again” shows off BiNG’s ability to turn a phrase and have fun with witty wordplay. His style is in-your-face and aggressive with a sound to match, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t come across as offensive or off-putting. Quite the contrary, really, as this Down South boy is really just a normal guy on the microphone sharing stories of his life in as creative of a way as he can. 

“I use more of a futuristic tone to my music,” he said. ‘Sometimes it’s too far in the future for people to like. It’s a very progressive sound but at the end of the day, what I go for is something that sounds good. I’m gonna rap about a lot of different things – depression or being a player or just everyday things that happen in life. But ultimately, I’m trying to do something that sounds good and is enjoyable to people.” 

BiNG first started writing music in the 90s and spent much of that decade developing his unique sound and style. He was inspired by the legendary crew Public Enemy, and has always been enamored by the hype energy of Flava Flave. He also studied greats like Tupac and Biggie, and found his own brand of swag by trying to emulate the swag of Biggie Smalls. One of the singles on his new album, “Raise Up,” is an homage to Biggie and even samples some of his style at certain points throughout the song.  

“I came up dreaming of being a one-hit wonder, and there is power in that when you own the rights,” BiNG said. “I’m 41 now and I’ve decided to take my music more public because I’m getting ‘Do it’ and ‘Oh, it’s good comments from Rap lovers who hear my stuff. I’m in it for the pussy and the money. I have a love for black women. I’m a mad man who started out in a mad clan after solo writings, and I’m a one-man clan now. I’m loud and in your face and flipping and have more wordplay than you know what to do with. 

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

http://www.reverbnation.com/bing5 

https://soundcloud.com/marcel-695538368?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=1 

https://twitter.com/BiNGtrip 

“At It Again” 

https://deezer.page.link/ju5JgP3QWBJBfXTR7
https://www.amazon.com/At-Again-Explicit-Bing/dp/B08KRY8HXX/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=bing+at+it+again&qid=1602160770&sr=8-1    (Amazon Buy Link)

“Party” 

https://deezer.page.link/uM1VLtvFRDfjSY4c6
http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/32155948 

J3 The Rap Vigilante – Who Want It

J3 The Rap Vigilante displays diversity across seven tracks on new EP ‘Nocturnal II 

ATLANTA, GA – When it comes to bringing variety to today’s music scene, Hip Hop artist J3 The Rap Vigilante is like a chameleon. He’s got conscious Rap, real, mellow, aggressive, and everything in between. In other words, he can’t be put in a box. But more than that, his unique sound and style brings out the best in people and provides a thrill ride that cannot be beat. 

This originality and energy is put on full display with his latest EP “Nocturnal II.” It’s the second half of an EP of the same name that he released about a year ago, and its seven tracks continue to explore the journey of this fast-rising young talent from the South.  

“It’s picking up right where I left off,” J3 said. “It’s me taking control of what I want to do as far as music goes. Coming up in Atlanta, people can get used to a certain sound that’s popular, but I choose to stay in my lane and do my own thing. That’s what I want to be is true to myself. That said, you can hear the growth from the first EP now. I always go off the beat and I can fit in anywhere. So there are some aggressive songs, some mellow tracks, some soulful, some conscious, and a lot of different vibes. I feel like people should be able to relate to it.” 

The debut single from the project is a song called “Who Want It. Working in collaboration with his brother, fellow artist Point Oh, J3 brings about an aggressive in-your-face track that shows why he goes by the name Rap Vigilante.  

“Sometimes you gotta let people know,” he said. “That’s what this song is about. I’m the Rap Vigilante because I’m not gonna try to fit in and do things for other people. I’m gonna do it for myself. I make music for people in the process of finding their own path. I found a path that was best for me and when I can reach people with that kind of mentality, then the sky’s the limit.” 

“Nocturnal II” was produced by AveDaMafia and Point 0h with a feature from Since 9ty5. It is currently available across all streaming platforms.  

To listen to J3 The Rap Vigilante’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/j3iball/
https://twitter.com/J3iBALL 

“Who Want It” 

https://soundcloud.com/j3iball-music/who-want-it

Samomillion – Lotto

Hip Hop and Pop meld with Afrobeats and 
Caribbean vibe on fun new hit ‘Lotto’ 

MIAMI, FL – Everybody wants to hit the lottery, and most guys in the world would say that when they find that perfect woman, it’s the equivalent of hitting the jackpot. That’s the sentiment perfectly captured by Miami-based artist SamoMillion on his latest hit single “Lotto.”  

Currently streaming across all digital platforms, “Lotto” uses a little bit of Pop, a little bit of Hip Hop, a little bit of Afrobeat and a little bit of Caribbean to give listeners an upbeat and fun track with a gritty, urban vibe. It’s the perfect song to show off Samo’s signature delivery and cadence. His sound is unlike anything else out there right now, and his flow is off the charts excellent – so good that industry insiders all over the U.S. are calling attention to his original sound. 

“My whole flow in general is a whole different wave,” Samo said. “When you press play on my music, you’re gonna be happy. No matter what your situation or what you’re thinking about, when you pop SamoMillion in, you’ll be happy and poppin. That’s what I want my music to be – something that gives people the motivation and the vibe to feel happy. If you’re feeling down today, you can hear my song and it’ll change your attitude.” 

Born in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Florida, SamoMillion (pronounced Mil-ee-yon) had to grow up quick and become the man of the house after his father was deported back to his native country of Haiti when Samo was very young. He said he had the same struggles as most kids have when growing up in a low-income neighborhood, and music became a way for him to express the feelings that were often bottled up inside. He turned to inspiration from other artists with Haitian roots, such as Bob Marley, Wyclef Jean and Soulja Slim. As he studied and developed his sound more, he created a fusion of Soca, Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop and Afrobeats. Eventually, his hard work and natural talent landed him a partnership with independent label MotorMouthMusicGroup. Together, they’re releasing the single “Lotto,” with a music video for the song set to be released Oct. 1. 

“When people hear it, they’ll assume it’s for somebody who won cash or a lot of money or a prize,” Samo said. “But it’s about a female who’s hard to come by. Finding a good female in this generation is hard. It’s like gambling. So I’m putting that into a song. When you find a good woman, this song will talk about how you’re supposed to treat her to keep her, because if you lose her, it could be a million years before you find another one.” 

Samo also said he’s working on a bigger project that he hopes to release in early 2021, as well as a follow-up single to “Lotto’ called “Soul to Keep,” which will showcase a different side of his artistry. 

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

https://instagram.com/samomillion?igshid=uytyz5oup8lu 

https://www.youtube.com/user/samosupport305 

https://open.spotify.com/track/3HTorcaAQee5EgdMeSEuVn?si=QXWwXfaQT86UqrJkEgSEVg

SHAH33D – Pushhh

Bound for greatness, contemporary Hip Hop artist SHAH33D makes waves with latest single, ‘Pushhh 

DETROIT, MI – With a unique sound and untouchable lyrics, SHAH33D is doing great things in the Hip Hop industry right now. His latest single, “Pushhh” featuring Witnezz is a true testament to the amazing music that he makes.  

Getting into music at a young age, SHAH33D began writing when he was only eight years old. With his father already a performer, he was always surrounded by music. “It all started with family. My grandfather was one of the members in the late 70s group ‘The Four Tops’. Their music was always on radio stations. So I just grew up watching him, staying on stage as I grew up, and I was like, ‘I want to do that. I want to have that effect on people.’ I just want to do it through the form of Hip Hop not through old school R&B, like he did.” 

SHAH33D defines with the Hip Hop genre, but his music is much more than just that. “About a year ago, I did an interview and they defined my music as lyrical Trap and I thought that sounded pretty accurate so I stuck with it.” 

The latest track that SHAH33D has put out is his new single “Pushhh.” The track, which was first thought up at the beginning of COVID-19, talks about pushing through all of the hard times that we, as a global community, are dealing with. “I saw that a lot of people were in a depression and a lot of people were unable to pay the bills and everything, and then I heard the track. And it just kind of started flowing. Just put yourself in a position where you can overcome any obstacle, whether it’s financial or it’s a relationship or anything like that going on. I just wanted people to hear it and just keep that upbeat feeling when you listen to it.” 

When writing the lyrics for “Pushhh,” SHAH33D was quick to get his thoughts onto paper, putting the lyrics together in less than an hour. “I have a different type of creative work when it comes to different songs. Some songs may take me a week to write, some songs may take me a day. When I heard the track for “Pushhh,” it’s like I already had something in my heart. I actually wrote that song within about 30 minutes, and then I recorded it, and then me engineer, Jeff laid it down and got it mixed. Then I was like ‘You know what, its missing something. It needs a feature.’ So I enlisted another artist named The Witnezz, and we just connected that way and it just happened naturally. We didn’t cuss. We didn’t have the need to curse on it. It’s just a wholesome narrative.” 

SHAH33D is always working on creating and putting out more music. Right now he is focused on promoting and supporting “Pushhh” as he hopes that his listeners will love it as much as he does.  

Check out SHAH33D’s on social media with the following links.  

www.instagram.com/shah33dworld 

www.facebook.com/shah33dworld 

www.twitter.com/shah33dworld 

Pushhh 

https://youtu.be/gTohXcuH4QA

Dxvice – Catch Me Outside

Texas-based trap rapper Dxvice drops new single 
‘Catch Me Outside’ in advance of forthcoming 12-track album 

DALLAS, TX – Get ready to be hyped up with the latest single “Catch Me Outside” from Southern Trap artist Dxvice. The aggressive, in-your-face Trap single is the perfect song for hitting the gym or getting warmed up for a game. The fast-paced, hard-hitting edge brings a promise of success and is the perfect song for adding fuel to anyone’s fire.  

“The premise is about people who talk without anything to back it up,” Dxvice said. “Someone who talks bad about the car you drive, but they drive a car that isn’t impressive. Or someone who talks about how little money you have, but they don’t even have their own money. It’s definitely more of an aggressive type of Trap that’s really energetic. That’s what I want my music to known for – something that’s just hype. I hit the stage and people know we’re about to turn up. They know it’s about to be crazy because I bring that crazy vibe. So get up and do whatever the music makes you do.” 

Dxvice said he’s been making music since he was 5 years old, when he first picked up a guitar and started teaching himself how to play. As he grew, he began to realize he had a good voice, as well, and his passion for Rap turned into a full-fledged pursuit of success as a career musician. He started to experiment with Rap during his teenage years while also getting more and more into the Metal scene. Things eventually started to take off and by the end of 2018, he was already performing in large showcases. He finished second at the Coast 2 Coast Live showcase in South Florida in December of that year. 

His sound has been described as pure Rap that incorporates velocity and grit. He said he hopes to use his art to change lives and help people through issues. His goal is to make sure no one is alone when life gets tough and to make sure his music has an impact on those who feel left out. He’s no stranger to life’s hardships and as such, he knows that the stories and vibes he brings with his music will be able to relate to a wide range of people. 

“I was born in Uruguay and raised in Miami, and my father was deported when I was 13,” he said. “After he was deported, I began to make music and pursue a future free of financial worry. I’ve slept on floors and done whatever I’ve needed to do to save enough money to get myself and this career off the ground. I make music about literally everything – heartbreak, love, just raw Trap vibes. I can be anywhere and something might spark an idea and I’ll write off that. But at the core, a lot of my passion for music comes from that experience with my dad being deported and the years that followed that. To be able to express myself the way I want to and not worry about what anyone thinks is what my music is all about. And I want to be able to give that to anyone else who listens to my music.” 

Dxvice said he’s planning on dropping a full album early next year, of which “Catch me Outside” is one of the 12 tracks. The single itself will be available across all streaming platforms on Sept. 25.  

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

Instagram.com/Dxvice 

Twitter.com/dxviceofficial 

“Catch Me Outside” 

https://soundcloud.com/dxvice/catch-me-outside 

40 Abioye – Fortune Cookies

Depth of wisdom drips from new album  ‘Fortune Cookies’ from Atlanta artist 40 Abioye 

ATLANTA, GA – 40 Abioye is the true definition of an Indie success story. Fiercely independent and articulate, this Atlanta-based artist has found a way to please both the hardcore Hip Hop fans and a much wider audience through soulful hooks, picture-painted verses and savvy collaborations with some big names in the industry. That pedigree is put on full display with his new album “Fortune Cookies,” which will be available across all streaming platforms later this year. 

Everybody loves getting the little bits of wisdom found in the center of a fortune cookie, and that’s the sentiment 40 Abioye is bringing with his new albumWith every single song on the project, 40 offers messages to the world that are a variety of good vibes, inspiration and challenges to look at the world with a different perspective.  

“When you get a fortune cookie, you never know what kind of message you’re gonna get,” 40 said. “That’s the same idea with this album – you never know what you’re gonna get until you push the button and see what the next song is about. I’m giving you a variety of different feels and I’m showing my growth as an artist. I start off the album by giving an introduction to myself and my perseverance over the years of doing this as an independent artist – the trials and tribulations of that journey. Then I have songs that talk about being the CEO of my own record label – Stoners Avenue Entertainment. I do some songs for the stoner community and talk about the cannabis movement that’s happening right now. Then I go to the females and talk about relationships. There are some songs about politics and the current state of what’s going on in the world. So really every song is a message.” 

The debut single from the project carries the same name as the album, “Fortune Cookies” and is now available across all streaming platforms. Fortune Cookies features well known Atlanta artist Derez De’shon. 40 Abioye is originally from Flint, Michigan and teamed up with well known Atlanta Artist Derez De’shon to gain new audience in 40 Abioye’s new home of Atlanta GA. It’s a subtle nod to the overall message of the song, he said, which is about the perseverance he had to go through to get to where he is today as a fast-rising artist in Atlanta.  

“I just want my legacy to be timeless songs,” he said of his music. “I want to be known as an artist who fought hard from the bottom and built his way up independently. My music is good enough to get me where I want to go without taking any shortcuts. I want people to see that you don’t have to have all the connections and a big following if you’re talented enough and believe in yourself. You can achieve success if you work hard and believe in yourself. You can’t go wrong when you give people your true self.” 

In addition to “Fortune Cookies,” 40 said he’s planning on releasing a second album called “Growth, Pain and Struggle” later this year or in early 2021.  

To listen to 40 Abioye’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/40abioye/ 

https://twitter.com/40Abioye 

https://www.facebook.com/Abioye40 

 ”Fortune Cookies” ft Derez De’shon 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3rswY7ZZdyVgWfLP8t5PZf?si=Ai8JY2ebQhmpr1hfBMzV3g 

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/fortune-cookies-feat-derez-single/1526931845

Taj The Elephant – Spotlight

Taj the Elephant drops mega hit new single ‘Spotlight’ 

ATLANTA, GA – “Punjabi Reject Vol. 1” is out now in wide release, and the debut single from the project, “Spotlight,” has been gaining attention in just two weeks of release across all streaming platformsspreading like wildfire across the U.S. and in other parts of the world. The Trap/Soul fusion features a signature flow with auto tune and high reverb effects that Taj has perfected. With a beat that’s equal parts bouncy and melodic, listeners will want to put this song on repeat and play it wherever they’re at. 

“What happens to most guys once they get signed and actually get released?” he asked. “They get tons of attention and end up leveling up and hooking up with a baddie actress or singer. I wanted to capture that feeling, and that feeling literally bleeds through the video to the audience. It shows me and my beautiful woman enjoying the spotlight. We’re like this power couple just kind of telling the world, ‘I made it! I’m the king. Because I’m the king, now meet my queen.’ She’s stunning, powerful, and sultry. She’s mineand we deserve the spotlight. That is the entire theme and wave of the song.” 

Raised in the Punjabi tradition of an Indian family, he struggled with the overly strict environment established by his father. Although he was involved in both music and sports at a young age, Taj began to turn to the streets to seek the attention that wasn’t being given between the relationships in his home. At age 14, he began to rebel and got into trouble when he was arrested for possession of drugs and was taken to juvenile custody, expelled and kicked off the basketball team. At the age of 15 Taj dropped out of school and left his home. His continued rebellion which, among other things, included a passion for Hip Hop music, had come to a head in his parents’ house.  

“I didn’t feel like I belonged,” he said. I wasn’t one of them. I would have rather been out on the streets homeless than be in a home with nonstop abuse and scrutiny.”   

Within the Punjabi tradition, Hip Hop and “Black culture was highly frowned upon, and it’s exceedingly rare for someone of that heritage to pursue a career in that style of music. 

“There are countless times where I’ve come close to record label auditions or opening for bigger acts,” he said. “I was always kept down by f—ed up people. All of my setbacks constantly had me in and out of depression and addiction. There were people who took chances away from me and wanted to control meI just wasn’t always wise over the years. I think a combination of all those things plus the personal hell I’ve been though is why I’m so locked in now. I have a chip on my shoulder and I am not going to stop till I make my mark. I’m a Trap artist, periodI love trap music. You can hear that in the music. But, I’m like a great basketball player in that there’s no telling what my style is for sure. I might cross you up just to show you who’s the boss. Expect the unexpected.  I want my music to be an escape for everybody from all walks of life. Whether you’re White, Black, Indian, whatever, I want to break those barriers down. People go through real shit and I know how it is. When you’re happy, sad, alone, confused or motivated, you will find relatability in harmony and lyrics in my art and I want to give people that outlet to escape their realities through my music. 

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

https://linktr.ee/TajtheElephant

YQ Dreams – Playmaker

YQ Dreams drops inspiring anthem ‘Playmaker’ just in time for NBA playoffs 

NEW JERSEY – Just in time for the NBA playoffs comes a hot new anthem from East Coast artist YQ Dreams. The song is called “Playmaker” and though its inspiration came from the greatest NBA players, it’s a song that can hype up playmakers from all sports and all walks of life.  

“Essentially, it’s a song about overcoming adversity and turning them into plays,” YQ said. “It’s upbeat and anthemic. I’m remembering my hardest days and showing people that now I’m up and I make all the plays. So it’s a story of a playmaker shining. It’s not necessarily basketball-driven though it was inspired by the LA Lakers and my desire to highlight their playmakers who are in the playoffs. I’m a huge LeBron fan and some of my goals are similar to his. But this song can be for anybody. If you’re a playmaker and you have a bad experience, you can turn it into something good and you’d be classified as a playmaker.” 

At 23-years-old, YQ Dreams is having the kind of success that seasoned stars wish for. He’s traveled nationwide in his young career, opening for acts such as PNB Rock and releasing big hits like “Did It,” featuring Hip Hop icon DaBaby. His full-length EP “Jersey” is also available now across all streaming platforms and has been gaining even more attention from industry insiders and fans alike.  

Part of the attention being headed on his fast-rising star is for his unique sound and style. Born to a Jamaican mother, YQ fuses his heritage with a blend of genres to create something truly original. He’s also very lyrical, creating music that is simultaneously hype music but also deeply introspective. His songs require people to really listen to the lyrics, and when they do, they’ll meet a vulnerable musician who lays his insecurities out to the world and doesn’t hide anything. 

If you respect authentic music and the true essence of art, then you’ll respect my work,” he said. “The most beautiful art is created during pain. At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being authentic. I feel like in this industry there are a lot of things that are fake, or at least not necessarily genuine. When you listen to my music, you’ll know that I’m genuine. You as the listener are the same as me. I never make it seem like I’m better than anyone. You go through the same pain and trials and tribulations as me, and because of that, you can connect with me at that level and know I go through the same things as you.” 

YQ said he’s excited for people to hear “Playmaker” and hopes that it’ll gain the attention of some of the NBA stars currently playing in the playoffs.  

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

https://twitter.com/yqdreams 

https://www.instagram.com/yqdreams/ 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/playmaker/1528276151?i=1528276152 

YQ Dreams in Studio session with DaBaby