Richie Carter – I’m Sad

Richie Carter shares real pain of loss with new single “I’m Sad”

ROCKFORD, IL – Richie Carter’s haunting single, “I’m Sad” is from the six-track EP of the first songs written after Richie’s mother passed away unexpectedly. After inheriting money, Richie blew a lot of it. Making some bad decisions, he found himself getting into trouble for the same things that upset his mother before she passed away.

Richie released two EPs at the same time, like an A-Side / B-Side release in the style of an R&B album. A combination of R&B and Rap, each six song collection has its own theme. The “Too Much Whiskey” EP contains “I’m Sad” which Richie describes as sounding like Lil Peep meets Mac Miller. A “self-loathing song,” it is relevant for today’s audience because it’s openly sad and demonstrates the ability to understand and accept what makes a person sad, instead of trying to run or hide from the feeling.

The opening track of “I’m Sad” serves as the first stepping stone of the sorrow and harsh reality that money can’t replace a life, progressing towards the last track, “Too Much Whiskey.” While recording the last track, Richie had to stop recording several times because of his emotional state. The artist is very honest, trying to do everything through his music. The creation process is therapeutic and helps him to see his situation from a different perspective.

The “Sappy Hour” EP was born out of a long distance relationship which began after his mother passed away and has since resulted in his engagement! The six songs on this EP were written for the woman who is now his fiancée.

Both EPs were illustrated by Xclusive Illustration. They were recorded in a little basement studio in Rockford, IL that Richie has been using for over a decade. He has recorded in big studios in Los Angeles and Chicago, but Richie will tell you that Rockford’s engineer, Neal Howard, is one of the best. When he was 17 years old, Richie found Neal and has been working with him ever since. J Caspersen is the producer for the entire project.

A rambunctious and curious person, Richie cultivates his curiosity and tries to engage in anything that he is curious about. He feels this has much to do with the bold and open quality of his music which makes it more relatable.

Richie wants everyone to know that it pays to be patient and to keep trying. “A lot of people get the perception that they need to be at a certain place at a certain time,” says Richie, who used to write a school newspaper piece called “Direction Over Destination.” “Don’t worry so much about where you end up at. Just try to go in the right direction of what you really want to do and you’ll find something in that path. Just follow your heart and do what you want to do. Don’t expect to be exactly what you want to be. But you’re gonna find something you enjoy doing if you just go down the path that you enjoy walking.”

Cultivate your own curiosity by checking out Richie Carter’s music:

“Too Much Whiskey”

https://soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic/sets/too-much-whiskey

“Sappy Hour”

https://soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic/sets/sappy-hour

 

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BTG – Top Dog

BTG brothers overcome political persecution, assassination attempts – share story on new video game and album ‘PYROHYDRO’

COLUMBUS, OH – When C Los and his cousin SOG (Soldier Of God) tell you that their group BTG is going to make national headlines, they’re not just flapping their lips or trying to get social media views by shocking the public. They’re going to shock the public with the truth which they’re presenting in compelling ways. One part music, one part video game, one part self-help book and multiple parts entertainment, their multimedia approach to sharing their truth with the world is just getting ramped up. And it starts with the release of their new album “PYROHYDRO.” 

The 21-song album is set to release on July 4 and tells the story of these two embattled artists as they’ve fought over the past decade to be recognized in the entertainment industry. With backgrounds that come with all the trappings of street life, these two “brothers” have risen from the hardships of their lives to recreate themselves. What once used to represent the Black Triad Gangstas, BTG is now something the duo uses to point to a higher power with “Belonging To God”. And under this new banner, the two are creating things that tell the stories of where they’ve come from – including multiple assassination attempts, broken record deals, legal battles with video game production companies, and hard-living on the streets. But those stories are filled with inspiration for a world looking for hope.

“We’re not religious, we’re spiritual,” said SOG. “We don’t preach, we just talk about spiritual stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what we’re talking about. You might hear some gangsta stuff in there because we lived it. I was a stickup kid and my brother was a weed man. We’re legitimately street credible dudes. But we both made a vow that we were going to leave it behind, and we have. We know about the street and our story is gonna tell you that, but we’re spiritual and we’re trying to do something positive on top of all that are negative.” 

“PYROHYDRO” is a mash of multiple genres that not only introduces the world to BTG’s unique sound and style but also serves as the first chapter of a multimedia story that is continued across the video game “The Art of Life and Death” which is slated to release in 2020. While “PYROHYDRO” tells the story of C Los and SOG, it also begins to describe some of the storylines that players can expect to see in the video game. Self-described as a “Grand Theft Auto meets The God of War” type of game, the two utilize real life experiences within the game’s storyline with music from “PYROHYDRO” laced throughout as a type of soundtrack.

One of the tracks from the album, “Boogyman” is featured prominently in the video game and serves as the hot single from the album. SOG said it was inspired by a dark time in his life when at age 13, he tried to commit suicide. On the other hand, “Top Dog” is the debut single from the same album.

“When I was in the emergency room, two angels showed up,” he said. “In this song, I’m telling the story about how those angels appeared and how having a different spiritual practice has helped me escape five assassination attempts. One attempt in particular I avoided because of my spirituality. And that moment with the angels is something that happens in the video game as well.” 

SOG said he has also written a book called “64 Levels of Power” which is also slated to be released in 2020. It, too, fills a role within the multimedia story that BTG is telling. 

To listen to “PYROHYDRO” or to follow BTG on social media, please visit:

https://thatbdpfyop.com/

www.magiccmag.com 

“PYROHYDRO” Mixtape

https://soundcloud.com/user-717692900/sets/pyrohydro-mixtape

Bandup Smg – Buzz Feat. Ty Money | @BandupSmg

Stream The Slappin New Single From Bandup SMG Titled “Buzz” Featuring Ty Money

Bandup SMG sent over a fire new single titled “Buzz” featuring Ty Money and Blasian Beats on production. Bandup SMG is a Chicago artists on the rise. He’s known for his catchy hooks, crazy adlibs, diverse tracks, and bringing real life experiences to the track.

His life is no act, he prides himself on staying #100, and expressing true stories through his lyrics. Bandup SMG has a versatile style, he can spit on any type of beat from BoomBap rap to Afrobeat and keep the people tuned in. He can rock a top40 crowd just as well as rocking out for his trap fans, its his creativity plus flow which attract s the people and makes him a great choice for diverse crowds.

Bandup is ready for the industry, the real question to ask is the industry ready for Bandup SMG? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. We will stay tuned in to watch the show make sure you do too!

You can follow @BandupSMG on Instagram, Follow @BandupSMG on Twitter. Stream and download Bandup SMG’s new single Buzz here.

Stewe drops off new video for “Last Forever” smash

 

A Detroit native whose talent is not relegated to one niche, Stewe has proven his worth as an on air radio personality with hometown Radio One’s Hot 107.5. A member of BMB Entertainment, Stewe continues to level up as many call it as he headed out earlier this year on tour with Tee Grizzley.  This time around he is back with the official visual for his “Last Forever” track. Watch it below:

 

New Video: @KingMean “Made Me”

 

Rebounding from a 7 year sentence after making the NY Daily News under the headline, “Brooklyn Stickup Punks Boxed In” he looks to publicize in a much more positive and progressive manner as he has plans to take Hip Hop by storm.  The first step is the release of his street anthem, Made Me; watch the video below:

 

NEW MUSIC | ROCKBOY GZ @REALROCKBOYGZ “RELOADED” & “SALUTE”

Rockboy Gz Bang Squad remind the world about their hard body music in the video “Reloaded”.  The video was directed by legendary Producer D/R Period and Front Runna Gunna of Rockboy Gz, Fly Ty.  D/R also CEO of Rockboy Records, appointed Ty as President of the label.  The two have been working side by side for years in the office, on stage, in the studio, and in the directors chair!  With “Reloaded” they wanted to create irony between the streets and the music industry. Who better to deliver that message other than Rockboy Gz, known for their street gully raps, and raw yet relatable lyrics, “No butter all gutter!”

Listen to “Reloaded” below. 

Bonus track…Rockboy Gz present “Salute” produced by Ten Street and directed by D/R Period.  Remember to salute the Gz when you see them. The squad is deep with rapturous soldiers in Canada, NY, Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, and DC.  “Say what up to my Gz, block to the pens from New York to the Keys. Say what up it’s the Gz, we rep with that heat from the west to the east.”

Listen to “Salute” below. 

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#NewVideo Mike11 Ft Jeremih – My Tata @mike11world

Mike11 is a musician, songwriter, and producer from Lisbon, Portugal. He is one of the few people in the world who plays the Portuguese guitar, which he learned to play under the instruction of the renowned guitarist Arménio de Melo. Influenced by the legendary Carlos Santana, Mike11 uses his unique talent to infuse hip-hop and R&B songs with captivating new sounds. Mike11’s next release, “My Tata”, features R&B singer, Jeremih.

Chicago: Grand National Ink “Runnin On the Set” (video) | @GrandNatInk


Coming from the west side of Chicago, Hec Nation, and Fm Grand of “Grand National Ink” share a unique vibe together, each of them also displays their own unique signature style. When these cats hit the studio the music they produce is nothing short of epic, and rare. This new single “Runnin On the Set” is sure to leave you wanting more from these two.

Today we debut a new song and video from the upcoming “D1” project titled “Runnin On the Set”. Production credits includes Xcelence, visuals provided by @Ishotdat and @J_Spealz. You can follow Grand National Ink on Twitter via @GrandNatInk.

Watch the official video for Runnin on The Set below.