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

 

https://twitter.com/ElRichieCarter

https://www.facebook.com/RichieCarterMusic

http://www.soundcloud.com/richiecartermusic

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.

E. Morgan – FyO

Versatile young artist E. Morgan combines opera/choir
vocal training with love for EDM

ATLANTA, GA – Few hip-hop artists today have the pedigree and resume that E. Morgan brings to the table. A member of the Richmond Boys Choir until age 17, E. Morgan is a classically trained musician whose early Gospel roots evolved into training as an opera singer and touring as a pop musician. Throughout his young career he’s been able to open for James Brown, Temptations, the Four Tops and En Vogue. He’s traveled to Panama to headline a festival. He was a tenor soloist for Mozart Requiem. He studied vocal performance while in college, becoming such a master of his craft that he birthed his own vocal conditioning business called E. Morgan Music LLC – where he focuses on one-on- one sessions with other vocalists and songwriters to enhance their gifts.

That impressive resume is being brought to bear on his new single, “FYO,” which he dropped earlier this year. It is the first single off the upcoming album “Snakes In The Garden,” which he hopes to release before the end of the year. The song is an EDM/pop fusion that will definitely make anyone who listens want to move to the music.

“FYO stands for Forget Your Opinions,” E. Morgan said. “It’s about not letting people put opinions or fears into your decisions. Stay strong in your beliefs. Live the kind of way you want to live. For me as an artist, for example, I started in Gospel and had a lot of songs with heavy scripture. Now I’m doing pop and R&B, which has a whole different flavor. A lot of people were trying to tell me what was going to happen if I made that shift, and I had to get out of my head and stop listening to those opinions and just put the work in to make something new and original and good.”

E. Morgan said part of the reason why he made the shift to a different genre and sound is because he just fell in love with the writing style of EDM. Though he loves his roots and is grateful for the opportunities he had through Gospel music, he personally finds a deeper connection with music through EDM.

“It’s just easy for me to write for that genre, and it’s very radio friendly,” he said. “I know what I love to hear, and I want to produce what I love to hear in my own ears. But I’m bringing a whole new element to the genre. Having Gospel and classical and opera training helps me be more of a well-rounded artist. I’m able to have a Chris Brown or a Trey Songz or a Ro James vibe, but with different elements of any of them because I have so many unique vocal talents and music industry knowledge under my belt.”
With the motto “I live and breathe music,” E. Morgan has already embarked on a music career that many would be jealous of, and he has his sights set on bringing a unique blend of Gospel, R&B, soul and EDM to the world.


To listen to E. Morgan’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
http://emorganmusic.com/
https://www.instagram.com/emorganmusic/
https://mobile.twitter.com/emorganmusic
https://m.facebook.com/EMorganOfficial/
https://m.soundcloud.com/emorganmusic
Pandora: E. Morgan Radio

MarKaus – Riot Gear (Part One) | @MarKausMF

Today I bring you a new visual from Des Moines rapper “MarKaus” for his latest single Riot Gear Part One. MarKaus brings the heat on Riot Gear part One, this is a hitta for the Boom Bap Hip-Hop lovers! 

He approaches hip hop as rebellion and revolution from a conscious rap perspective, drawing musical influence from TechN9ne, Nas, and Gucci Mane, accented with tinges of rock, soul and jazz which can be heard throughout his single Riot Gear. 

Riot Gear Cover

After bumpin Riot Gear Part One I’m ready for more music from the kid! You already know how to stay in tune to get more music, and see what MarKaus got going on!

MarKaus is ready for the world to hear his new music, “I’m charged up,” the Fresh Fest co-founder and 80/35 Music Festival alum said. “It’s dope when an album comes out because you start recording new shit. The anxiety of an album coming out makes me wanna record new shit.”

Twitter: @MarKausMF

Instagram: @MarKausMF

Facebook: MarKaus

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.

Grand National Ink – Chicago to Memphis #VLOG #Urban GrindTV | @GrandNatInk @DjSmokeMixtapes

Urban Grind TV shadows Chicago’s hottest duo FM & Hec Nation (Grand National Ink) over an exhilarating weekend. Watch as Hec Nation and FM bring you into their journey from Chicago to Memphis. 2 high energy concerts in 2 nights as they go from opening for T.I. and performing at the SCM Awards Show in Memphis. 

We covered the release of Grand National Ink’s latest single “Who Does That”  a few weeks ago. We originally released this single out to test the waters. We wanted to see how the people would accept it. In just a few weeks this single has picked up speed being picked up by outlets such as AudiomackSpinrillaMyMixtapezSoundcloudSpotifyAmazon, to name a few!

FM & Hec Nation (Grand National Ink) are back in the lab working with Dj Smoke on a new mixtape titled “Live From Tha Chi”.  This project will feature new music from Grand National Ink as well as other popular Chicago artists This mixtape will be mixed by Dj Smoke, and narrated by Grand National Ink. Also lookout for the official visual for “Who Does That” we will be releasing that to the public real soon!

Make sure you follow Grand National Ink on all social media platforms! Twitter: @GrandNatInk Instagram: Grand_National_Ink Facebook: GrandNationalInk

Bowl King – Loyalty Prod. Rio Mac (Video) | @VisionBowlKing

Englewood Chicago representer Bowl King is back with a brand new visual for “Loyalty” [Prod. Rio Mac] off his well received release “King Of The Kitchen” project. Shot By Elevator Films & Directed By Bowl King, Bowl places his self in a sticky situation that ends up with a twisted plot. Stay in tune with Bowl King by subscribing to his You tube channel and following him on social media.
 
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