Vi City Releases The Official Music Video For His New Single “i LuV3 m3” featuring Moneybagg Yo! Stream “i LuV3 m3” https://linktr.ee/HundredsEntertainment
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Vi City Releases The Official Music Video For His New Single “i LuV3 m3” featuring Moneybagg Yo! Stream “i LuV3 m3” https://linktr.ee/HundredsEntertainment
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Chicago Artist Vi City Delivers A Visual For Rising Single “On GOD”
One of Chicago’s very own, Vi City, originally from the ‘Wild Hundreds’ area of the southside. He’s back on the music scene with a brand new visual for “On GOD” tune in!!
One of Chicago’s very own, Vi City, originally from the Wild Hundreds, is back on the music scene. Crafting a sound that captures the pain and hope of a youth striving to make a better way, combined with the ambition and skills to actually have made it out, the celebratory tones reign supreme on this wave of sound for the veteran rapper, songwriter and producer.
Vi’s introduction to the game came via working with Mathaus Ent. & Chilly of the 1st & 15th label in conjunction with Lupe Fiasco. Shortly after, he connected with DJ Skee to release a mixtape under Skee’s Skeeter’s TV label. His next stint came working with St. Louis’ own, Nelly, co – penning the hit Country N**** Fly (CNF). In the midst of acquiring a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Vi wrote and featured on “Some Ish” by Sir Michael Rocks ft. Twista off of his #1 debut solo album “Banco.” Along the way, he also has done some work with the iconic producer duo Da Interz (Tuo Clark & Kosine).
Prior to deciding to drop new music of his own, Vi founded and branded Hundreds Entertainment, a music and film production firm of which he signed talented artist, Phoînix Keyz out of St. Louis, MO and has started crafting Phoînix’ debut project around each of the 6 instruments he plays.
Vi’s new album “S7V3N” is set to release early 2021.
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E Da God aims to inspire with new album ‘A Wave In Time’
PHOENIX, AZ – Eric Chapel is on a mission to influence other people to be better versions of them. That’s his message in both life and art, and it comes to the forefront on his new album “A Wave In Time,” now available across all streaming platforms.
With 16 songs, Chapel – better known by his stage name E Da God – gives fans a little bit of everything as he weaves inspirational stories from his life into encouraging messages to others.
“Regardless of what I do, I try to send out the best information that I have without trying to hurt anybody,” he said of his album. “My uncle used to say that some people are just trying to get by and some people are just trying to get over. You’ve gotta maintain or obtain by any means necessary. Whatever you force upon the world, you gotta deal with that. I’m gonna see how I can do it by being more passive and peaceful and by influencing people to be better versions of themselves every day.”
E Da God said he dips into sounds very organically when it comes to songwriting, picking and choosing melodies or beats that “authentically and naturally work for me.” Whatever sounds good when it’s time to record something, that’s what he’ll flow with. He calls it his “open book” approach – an approach that he said brings the highest quality sound and style to the table.
“I think what sets me apart is the same thing that makes me different in life, and that’s that I’m just so different,” he said. “I’ve got to introduce that through the music. The way things go through my mind – the wave that comes with the beat is the way for me to relate with people. And through that, over time, I’ve learned how to play with sounds and different styles to express different moments in my life to help me share with other people and get them to see past how different I am. It’s a wave – sometimes you’ll get a little wave or a little vibe, and sometimes you’ll get a bigger wage. Some songs are like this and some songs are like that, and across the whole album you get the consumption of me creating a whole unique sound, which is a great representation of who I am.”
E Da God said now is the perfect time to bring his album to the world as it fits his life journey perfectly. As a rapper and songwriter, he’s just started making a name for himself in the industry, and this year, he took that career a step further by starting his own record label – Thorough By Nature. He said he’s looking forward to the adventure of being a business owner and exploring the behind-the-scenes side of the music industry while also promoting his music and sharing it with a global audience.
“It’s an ascending moment for me to grow,” he said. “I’ve been through enough and done enough and now that journey is coming out with song after song. This album captures this moment in my life, and it’s got a little bit of everything on there.”
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DGOLD offers ‘Inspiration’ to the world with hot new EP
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Like many other musicians in the world, David Gold was set to have a great year filled with many live performances in 2020. The Coronavirus shut all live events down, but that didn’t stop DGOLD from continuing to create. What he was able to accomplish in 2020 is one of the rare EPs of the industry that are often looked back on many years later as genre-changing.
“Inspiration” is an EP that DGOLD said he’s extremely proud of. It features vibes that he said were inspired by the same music that he listens to when he wants to get going and be hyped up. He loves big music, and he feels like making that kind of music is what he was made to do.
“I’ve been in the entertainment industry my whole life with my family business D3M Licensing group and I love it,” he said. “You can feel that with Inspiration. This is who I am. My life and love of music is the inspiration for it. And I think it’s a project that shows the hunger, to be something better that so many of us have inside of us.”
Featuring hit singles like “F.I.F.O.” currently on all streaming platforms and “Come to Me” coming soon, the EP is a showcase of well-crafted lyrics and upbeat energy that simultaneously make people want to move and feel like they have limitless potential.
“I’ve got good lyrics and a delivery that’s my own,” DGOLD said. “I feel like a lot of people nowadays are focused on either the beats or the auto-tune. I’m not the biggest fan of auto-tune though I appreciate it when others use it. Some people use it well and others don’t. My most important thing is the lyrics. You can look at the rhyme scheme of my lyrics and you’ll rarely find something that doesn’t rhyme or isn’t a good comeback. It’s just better music in my opinion – the kind that speaks for itself.”
That high-class sound is such that it has caught the attention of other industry insiders. In fact, “Come to Me” is already contracted to be on the soundtrack for the original motion picture “The Weight of Us” – a forthcoming horror film from notable director Rob Prior. “F.I.F.O.” features notorious multi-platinum selling artist Gorilla Zoe as well, and the song led to DGOLD’s world debut on Tawk Radio hosted by Cypher Kai who has an audience of more than 200,000 fans worldwide.
DGOLD is ready to take that success to the next level and said 2021 has more music in store following the success from “Inspiration”.
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Sleazy Edd shows passion for fashion to mirror his mind for rhyme
DALLAS, TX – Sleazy Edd is a name many would associate with a man of God who credits his success at such an early age to his Creator’s faithfulness in his life. It is also known to be a name that would immediately bring to mind an entertainer with a progressive sense of fashion and an eye for aesthetics that are big and bold. His faith in God and his adventurous sense of fashion are key pillars of this rising young talent out of Dallas, Texas. And in many ways, his music is much like his sense of personal style – luxurious and “big.”
That’s the word most people use when they’re talking about Sleazy Edd … BIG. Not only is he physically imposing but his joy of life and his sense of fashion make him one of those guys who literally owns whatever room he walks into. He’s loud and proud and bright and dressed to his fly-ist. He has a passion for fashion and a mind for the rhyme.
“My signature is gonna stand out,” he said. “It’s gonna pop. That’s because I’m usually wearing a wild outfit with a lot of colors and I draw a lot of attention. And then when you start to listen to my bars and lyrics and hear that I’m using a lot of metaphors, you’ll see that I have some real talent. A lot of rappers today are just rhyming and don’t make sense, but I change things up and mix different vibes and use a lot of metaphors and similes in my lyrics. I guarantee if you’re in the car and hear my music, or you’re hanging out and one of my songs comes on, I’ll take the odds that you know I am good.”
His skill is put on full display on his debut album “Overseas Luxury” which is available across all streaming platforms. It features 15 tracks that he says are perfect for getting “turnt up.”
“I want to get ‘em rowdy with this album,” he said. “I’m talking mosh pit type of concerts. It’s definitely the kind of music you can play the clubs or at parties and everybody’s gonna turn up and go crazy.”
“Overseas Luxury” Edd said represents his brand as a whole. It’s a name that he hopes encapsulates the luxurious lifestyle of overseas clothing and an international appeal of his music. He said his love for that lifestyle was instilled in him at a young age by his mother who was also super fashionable. Family is extremely important to Edd and often, that sense of family extends to his closest friends – such as photographer and videographer Khed who has worked closely with him recently to help cultivate his unique image. Edd’s brother was also a part of the photographer/videographer work.
Edd said he was relatively young when he first discovered Hip Hop. As he began to pay attention to some of the major players in the game, he said he was drawn to those who embraced fashion and used it as an extension of their artistic expression. Wiz Khalifa in particular has always been his favorite artist, and one of his all-time favorite songs is Khalifa’s “The Sleaze.” It was that song, in fact, that inspired him to adopt the moniker Sleazy Edd.
But his music isn’t must like Khalifa’s. In fact, most people would probably liken him to Young Thug – with the different clothes and flows and sense of style. But even then it would be a pale comparison as Sleazy Edd is, if nothing else, his own unique personality. There is no comparison that encapsulates this truly original persona that is put on full display through his brash demeanor and one-of-a-kind sound. And as such, his music cannot be denied.
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One of the hottest rappers in Atlanta is proving his skills to the world with his latest hit single ‘Verified’
ATLANTA, GA – It’s official … Atlanta artist JoeLew is “Verified!”
This Hip Hop artist from the South has been making waves in the music industry for the past few years, and his latest single “Verified” is the latest hit to rock the airwaves. Featuring his vibey, catchy sound that’s perfect for bumping when you ride in the car, “Verified” highlights the one-of-a-kind style that comes from this fast-rising young talent. It’s a song that screams “I’m certified.”
“Anything I do is top notch,” JoeLew said, “I’m solidified. That’s what this song is about. It’s up-tempo but it still has like a vibe, though. It makes you just want to get in a good mood and dance.”
JoeLew was born in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, and didn’t come to the U.S. until he was nearly in his teens. He first moved to New York before eventually coming to Atlanta, and keen listeners will be able to hear that international influence in his sound. He gets a little something from everywhere he’s ever lived. Most of all, he has always had a love for rapping. He displayed that passion in high school when he and a friend were given permission by the principal to record his first song in the principal’s office. Later that year, she gave him and his friends the opportunity to perform the song in front of half the school with Hip Hop legends Lil Bankhead and Skooly also in attendance. The reaction he got from everyone made him want to keep going even further.
“When Skooly came to the school and heard me rap, he told me I was hard and I gotta keep going,” JoeLew said. “I haven’t looked and since then, I’ve done shows with multiple artists like Lil Baby, Peewee Longway, and Skooly. My vibey sound is what people talk about. It gives you goosebumps. Plus, I have the ability to continuously create catchy tunes which has gained me some loyal fans all over the world.”
JoeLew said “Verified” is one of a handful of singles that he’s been working on this year and which he plans on releasing over the next few months. His next single, “Big or Small,” is slated to drop in mid-November and features more of a smooth R&B feel. Before that, however, a music video for “Verified” is slated to drop Nov. 7.
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New King of Hip-Hop Soul, Reality, set to drop hot new EP ‘10/1/12’
UPPER WEST SIDE MANHATTAN, NY – Everybody has a moment in life that defines them – that turning point during which something profound happens and reshapes the way you think, act and live. For Reality Wilson, that day happened on 10/1/12. That was the day he and his former girlfriend first got together and started a relationship, and the seven-hour conversation that the two of them had that evening was a dialogue that turned out to be an eye-opener for him in almost every way possible.
Not only has he commemorated that day with a tattoo of the date on his right hand, but he has also created a new EP entitled “10/1/12” that’s set to be released on Aug. 7. Self-dubbed as a coming-of-age story, the project is one that takes listeners on a journey from youth into adulthood by way of the sounds and styles that have been developed by this budding young artist from the inner city of New York. From nostalgic vibes associated with his first love in high school to different reflections of moods and vibes that have come in the years since the end of that relationship, this EP has it all.
“The whole project is me overcoming the obstacles of young love and serves as a metaphor for leaving things in the past and moving on,” Reality said. “It can also serve as a metaphor of the things that are going on in our country right now. The first track is called ‘Conversation’ and we really do need to have a conversation about what’s going on right now. ‘Thoughts of You’ uses raw Hip Hop to give some of that old school vibe because everybody needs some old school right now. Every song on the EP has a message like that, and it ends with ‘Revenge.’ To me the best revenge is success.”
When it comes to Reality’s music, he’s 100 percent authentic. He considers everything he does as a hit, though he admits that he defines a hit differently than most. While not every song will be a top-10 chart song, he said everything he creates will be a hit for a specific time and place and theme. And when the listener is in that kind of space and hears his song, it will hit them hard and in the perfect way.
That kind of ability to hit so many audiences with such perfection is a rare talent for someone so young. At only age 22, Reality is carving a niche for himself in the industry. Already, major industry execs are looking at him with interest because he has the kind of sound and style that is unlike anything else out there.
“I’m about real music,” he said. “Music is music. It’s a frequency. I don’t even like to call myself a rapper or singer – I’m a frequency. The art is gonna create itself. I don’t have to do much.”
According to his manager and long-time music industry insider, Randy Connor, Reality has the kind of once-in-a-lifetime talent that is destined to change the face of Hip Hop.
“He is an incredible talent,” Connor said. “I’ve spent a lifetime developing artists and he is super talented. He’s a legitimate MC in terms of a Rap artist, but he’s also an amazing vocalist and music producer. He does all of those things and he does them so well that we really believe he’s the new King of Hip-Hop Soul. He’s the male version of Mary J Blige.”
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Former NFL hopeful uses pain to fuel passion for music
VERO BEACH, FL – Inspiring the world is what Alonzo Phillips was made for, and his latest single “We Made It” is the perfect example of that. Featuring fellow artists Beanie Sigel and JP, “We Made It” is the perfect blend of energy and passion underneath lyrics that are timely and necessary for the current state of the world.
“We’re putting some positive messages out there,” said Phillips, better known by his stage name TopNotch772. “Beanie’s verse talks about how he feels with what’s going on in the world today and it’s a little more mellow, and my verse comes at the same thing from a different perspective but it’s a little more upbeat. The overall message is that we’re gonna make it. And that’s the kind of music I want to make – positive messages that people can listen to when they’re going through something and they’re on the edge and they feel like giving up. My music is inspirational, uplifting and a little bit of street at the same time.”
Those inspirational messages come from a life filled with a lot of pain. TopNotch first started rapping as an outlet for his emotions after his father was robbed and shot in the head. He and his father were very close and the loss was abrupt and deeply painful. He said he couldn’t turn to his mother during that time, either as she was addicted to drugs and wasn’t present. But Rap was just a side hustle that helped him emote, his real passion was football … and he was good at it. So good, in fact, that he was invited to the Buffalo Bills professional team’s minicamp. Though he didn’t make the 52-man roster, he knew he had the kind of elite athleticism to succeed at a high level and he pursued it hard … until yet another tragedy struck.
While practicing with his professional indoor football team, he went up for a pass and came down wrong and snapped his tibia and fibula in half. The compound fracture had bones sticking out through his skin. The inner pain of his past was now mirrored by very real physical pain, and the two bounced off each other as he soon learned that his career as an athlete was over.
“Pain is the reason I want to rap and share my story,” he said. “I know there is someone going through similar things to what I went through, and I know I can help them through music.”
When he turned his full attention to music, TopNotch started gaining traction and making waves in the industry. He opened a show for Trick Daddy at a club in Cocoa Beach, Florida and has also opened for Yolanda Adams, Detrick Hadden, Tye Tribbet, Jessica Reedy and Fred Hammond. His previous single, “We Gotta Move” was on heavy rotation on multiple radio stations, followed quickly by more radio play from his song “Ain’t Nobody Mad.” Now with “We Made It,” TopNotch hopes to continue that success and expand his fanbase on more of a global level.
“I’m never going down again,” he said, nodding to the meaning of his stage name. “No matter what it takes, I’m gonna stay up. I’ve lost people and I know how that feels, but instead of getting angry, I started writing songs, then doing shows, then next thing you know I’m opening for people like Trick Daddy. What got me started was pain and not wanting to find different unhealthy outlets for that pain, and I’m not gonna let anything bring me back down.”
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Hip Hop soul group Blaq Pyrates drops new single “Steady Growth”
CORDELE, GA – One of the hottest street performing groups in the country has flown under the radar for the past few years, but with the launch of their new single “Steady Growth,” they’re set to launch into global recognition.
The group is known as Blaq Pyrates, and they have been performing in major cities all over the South and Mid-West for nearly two decades. Originally known as the Trapville Pyrates, the group has won multiple awards over the years and have performed in some of the country’s most famous venues. In 2016, they were the winners of the Sony Music Distribution Competition Tour, followed by winning three Independent Tone Awards in 2017 including Artist of the Year in both the Pop and R&B/Soul categories as well as Band of the Year in the Alternative Rock category. They also won Hip Hop/Soul Group of the Year in 2018 for their single “Problems.” Their success gave them opportunities to perform in places such as WME Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, Liquid Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, Daiquiri Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the South By Southwest Mansion Party in Austin, Texas, among others. Blaq Pyrates also appeared on the Legendary Khujo Goodie’s album ‘Feed The Lions’ Volume One.
The group has fluctuated from as many as six members at one point to its current lineup of four artists. It was founded by Ali “Obawale” Rahman in 2003. Joining him were his two brothers, Amin “Obayemi” Rahman and Karim “Obatunji” Rothwell. The three performed under the stage names Fetty Cash, Rasta Rudd, and Marty MacFly, respectively. Their cousin Hayward Hollingsworth, AKA Koolgi Kid, joined them as well. They changed their name to Blaq Pyrates in 2007, choosing to adopt the acronym that stands for “Brothers Linked Amongst Qualifications, Protect Your Riches Alias Through Extreme Status” and have since performed under this name. In 2009, Koolgi Kid left the Pyrates to start another group & was replaced by neighborhood friend, Michael Childs, named Nephew Shawty. In 2010, Jeffrey Alexander, named Jonny Papez, was added to the group’s roster but would later leave in 2018 to pursue other ventures. In 2015, Kendale Gibson, named York ILL, became the last member to join the group creating the group’s current four member lineup as follows: Rudd, York, MacFly, and Nephew. In the fall of 2017, the group incorporated their own independent record label Blaq Pyrate Nation, LLC naming Fetty Cash as the CEO. Unfortunately, in the fall of that same year, Fetty Cash lost his life in the streets of Cordele due to gun violence. Since his untimely death, the group has created a fashion line as a tribute to their CEO and lost member, called Zódoq Mebenki™, named after Fetty’s alter ego “Zodoq Banks”.
Their steady rise to superstardom over the past three years has brought them to July 2020 and the release of their new single “Steady Growth,” which features independent artist Vigilany of New World Renaissance. The music video for the song was filmed in New York City’s Times Square approximately one month before the devastating COVID-19 outbreak.
“It’s a song with a classic Hip Hop beat and Trap undertones,” said Marty MacFly. “We consider ourselves a Hip Hop and Soul group, but this song has a little more hype and energetic feel to it. It definitely will, for sure, get you inspired. It’s the perfect song to showcase our progressive growth over time. It encompasses what we’re about and what we’ve been doing. The video with different shots throughout Times Square will definitely give people that feeling of energy and success.”
MacFly said the group is excited to see what the next decade will bring for them. As soon as it’s safe to do so, Blaq Pyrates will begin performing publicly again, and he promises that fans can expect more of the excellent sound they’ve been known for across the years while also bringing new energy and styles to the table.
“Our music is about pushing business, entrepreneurship, independent wealth, and the American value system of hard work and dedication,” MacFly said. “We have a new age type of sound with old school concepts. When you listen to us, you’re gonna hear something that sounds completely different than what’s out there, and you know when you see us — it’s going to be unique and eye-catching.”
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