HDC – Drunken Love

Small town friends join forces to create hot new duo HDC 

SANTA PAULA, CA – Jose “Joezee” Gutierrez and Israel “Short” Ruiz always knew they were destined for greatness, despite the fact that they are from such a small town in Santa Paula, California. And though many people have discouraged them from chasing their dreams of being professional musicians, these two friends are putting their passion to sound and letting the fans around the world speak for them. Together they have formed the group HDC. 

“We’re trying to create a future for ourselves so we can give back to the community and to this small town,” Joezee said. “So many people we know are trying to do better and be entrepreneurs, and they’re being talked down on. We want to start something new and fresh and keep growing ourselves as artists. We want to keep releasing music that people will enjoy and relate to and that they will love.”  

Their most recent offering to the world is a new single called “Drunken Love.” Told from their mutual perspectives, it’s a song that explores the relationships they have with their girlfriends and how they both met their women at a party. The coincidence in the way their love stories are so similar mirrors the way their lives have seemed on the same path for many years. And as they weave this story underneath a chill vibe, it creates the kind of sound that is perfect for driving late at night with that special someone. That vibey laid-back groove is one that fans of HDC will come to recognize going forward as it is part of their signature sound. 

“We want to keep it real to what we like, not change to what’s hot right now,” Short said. “We’re making music that we like doing and that’s fun to us. We write about our personal lives – heartbreaks or things with our families. It’s very personal and we put that in our music because we feel like people can relate to us. We’re talking about things that could happen to anyone.” 

Two other songs that were recently released by HDC are “Dreaming” and “About You,” both of which have been getting strong feedback from those who have listened to them. The first is about the aftermath of a drunken love – the moments after the ecstasy when you realize that person really isn’t the one you want to be with for the long haul. Short said it’s a song that “people can feel in their souls and hearts.”  

The second song, “About You,” is a little different than their other releases in both sound and style. “It’s a song about how one person can change your life for the better,” Joezee said. “During the relationship – when you’re in the middle of it and the happy times – everything about that person is exactly what you want. That’s what this song is about.” 

HDC said they’re working on more music to release later this year. To listen to their music or to follow them on social media, please: 

https://www.instagram.com/official_hdc/ 

https://www.instagram.com/joseeg_hdc/ 

https://www.instagram.com/israel_hdc/ 

Tynch – Nephilim

King of the South prepares to drop hot new album ‘Nephilim’ on Aug 4  

HEBER SPRINGS, AR – Tyler “Tynch” Blanchard is on a mission to be the king of Hip Hop in the South and put Arkansas on the map. His latest album, “Nephilim” is already starting to gain some attention across the country, and his debut single of the same name is the perfect showcase for this up-and-coming new performer. 

The laid-back vibe of the “Nephilim” single is the perfect kind of song to just chill with, Tynch said. Using the analogy of a fallen star and the “destroyer of gods” definition of the term NephilimTynch said the song examines what it takes to bounce back from the hard knocks of life.  

“There are other artists out there who call themselves Rap gods sometimes,” Tynch said. “Nephilim symbolizes that I can rap as good as anyone else. I’m very diverse and I’m an artist who has a lot of styles. This single is just one of many that you can see on the whole album, which has 20 total tracks.” 

While the single is currently available across all streaming platforms, the full album isn’t set to drop until August 4 which is the fifth anniversary of when Tynch started his company South Side King Productions. However, pre-order will be available on July 1st. 

Tynch produces, writes, mixes and masters all of his work and has been developing his own unique sound over the past five years so that today, his signature style is undeniable.

“I can modulate my voice and basically hit any beat as long as I can vibe to it,” he said. “I feel my lyrics are very creative. I put a lot of thought into that. You have to dig deep beneath the surface to get the full meaning of what I’m saying, which I think makes people engage more. At the end of the day, I want my music to be known for being real. I only write about stuff going on in my life – issues I’m dealing with or things I’ve experienced. But I do that in a different way than anyone else. Most important is that my lyrics are real and I want people to know that. And through that, I can relate with anyone who’s going through a similar circumstance.” 

Tynch said he’s always been a fan of Hip Hop music and recalls listening to artists like Lil Wayne when he was as young as age 6. Today, he said he leans more toward the NF kind of vibe, and loves how NF creates lyrics that always seem to relate to him. 

“I feel like if he heard my stuff, he’d feel the same way,” Tynch said. “We write about similar scenarios, just in different ways. It’s funny because originally, I wasn’t going to be a rapper, but I really like writing and I just fell in love with the art of Rap. No one else can portray what I’m seeing, but a lot of people can connect with what I’m saying. That’s what I love.” 

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

Sskbeats.weebly.com 

https://youtu.be/yx__6SvS7j8 

Jon Swaii – Contagious

Jon Swaii expands on legacy of inspirational messages with powerful new music 

BRONX, NY – When Jon Swaii was a teenager in school, he remembers learning about the Vietnam war. One image from that period of time hit him deeply – the image of a Buddhist monk setting himself on fire in protest of the war. Jon saw that image and realized that the monk believed so much in his message that he knew his act of self-sacrifice would inspire others to take a stand. 

That’s the kind of impact he, too, wants to leave on the world.  

The young artist from Bronx, New York is already starting to inspire people with his unique sound and style. As an artist and producer, Jon Swaii is using his talents to create meaningful messages that motivate the masses. He brings a diverse background of influences to the table too, which makes him the perfect artist to connect with a wide range of audiences. 

Due to instability at home at an early age, Swaii relocated every couple of years – at one point living in Italy for two years. He also lived in Florida, Albany, Long Island, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He often felt like the “new kid” as a child and found himself the easy target for bullying. Instead of lashing out, he turned to poetry to release his emotions – turning his fear and rage into words that others started to connect with. He became obsessed with perfecting his craft, turning poetry into Rap and studying some of his favorite artists such as Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Andre 3000 and J. Cole. As a result, Swaii has created a sound that is real Hip Hop – lyrical, genuine and versatile. 

“It’s not made for any one specific type of person,” he said of his music. “My main objective is to influence the growing minority to grab power. There’s a genuine real-ness about my music. I want to be one of those artists that people listen to and whose music is timeless. When you listen to my music, I hope you get the same emotions 10 years from now as you do the first time you listened to it.” 

Swaii has quite the pedigree when it comes to music and inspirational messages. His great grandfather, Leonard P. Howell, was the founder of Rastafarianism and preached a message of black power and anti-colonialism in Jamaica, Africa and the U.S. Swaii said he wants to expand on that legacy and use his music to connect in meaningful ways across the world. 

He released the single “Contagious 8 months ago and a re-release date is set for June 20th. The song is a play on the way we all currently use and abuse technology, from the simple use of our cell phones, to the over sharing on social media. “Contagious” brings awareness to the flaws of being dependent on technology by today’s youth. What is meant to keep us all connected quickly turns into a voice in our heads demanding “POST IT”. 

He is also working on a bigger EP called “Paradise” which he hopes to release later this year.  

 

To listen to Jon Swaii’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:
https://twitter.com/jonswaii_
https://www.instagram.com/jonswaii/
https://www.facebook.com/jon.swaii/

“Tell Me Why”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTv9rTDEW5c 

“Love Me Through” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ntv4LHZFcI 

Contagious 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/contagious-single/1478790033 

https://tidal.com/browse/album/117069689 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1j5G8d2P0vO3IjJexA47Qs?highlight=spotify:track:4aXYBBy0Te3PB7LrQrYjZm

Yung Noble – Big Dawg Status

Magnetic music from Southern Rapper Yung Noble motivates the masses 

HAZLEHURST, GA – A magnetic new sound from up-and-coming Rapper Yung Noble is setting the South on fire with motivational tracks and tales of inspiration.  

Operating out of Hazlehurst, Georgia – a small town just over the border from Florida – this young Hip Hop artist is already leaving his mark on the music industry with his brash and bold storylines and his one-of-a-kind Southern flow. His whole life is an interesting tale and he weaves those words through each and every song he releases. 

His most recent offering to the world is a huge vibe called “Big Dawg Status.” It’s the kind of song perfect for the summer, with a beat that will make listeners bob their heads, feel good and want to move. 

“If you have any kind of musical inclination, it’ll make you want to move,” Yung Noble said. “It’s a song that talks about appearances and places and things that I do every day – things I’ve been through in the streets or dealt with females or just life in general. All of that is compacted and compressed and put together into this great-sounding vibe.” 

Noble said the handful of people who have already heard it have given him great feedback, and he’s looking forward to making a big splash on the national stage when it goes wide across all streaming platforms in early June. Later this year, Noble said he plans to follow this single with a full mixtape called “LSD” which stands for Love, Strength and Determination. Not only will it be a project that further explores his unique sound and style, but it will also take listeners into a deeper dive of his story while also inspiring people from all walks of life to embrace love, strength and determination in their own lives. 

“I want my music to be known for the quality of it, for one,” Noble said, “the quality of my message and the quality of the sound. And I want people to know that I always try to help people and I always kept going and did not stop. I want them to see the relentlessness and the drive. And more than anything, I want them to see the purity of the whole situation I’m bringing – to listen to my songs and say, ‘Damn! This dude’s been through a lot! He’s good at what he does and he likes doing what he does. Maybe I can do that, too.’ So it’s deeper than just the music.” 

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

https://www.instagram.com/globaln9ble/
Snapchat: @Globaln9ble

#NewMixtape @DjSmokeMixtapes & @Spade_The_Boy Present: Shut Up & Listen (Hosted By @YoungBuck @WhoIsLilWill)

DJ Smoke & Spade The Boy Present: Shut Up & Listen (Hosted By Young Buck & Lil Will)

Dj Smoke & Spade The Boy are back with another dope project for the people! Last time they brought you “Young & Paid” Hosted by Kevin Gates, now they are back with a new project “Shut Up & Listen” hosted by Young Buck & Lil Will of Drum Squad!

This project features brand new music from YG, The LOX, Lil Will, Drake, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Coca Vango, Bali Baby, Blocboy JB, Migos, Future, Young Thug, Young Buck, King Von, Chief Keef, Drumma Boy, Conway The Machine, Papoose, Teejayx6, Audio Push, Young M.A. just to name a few!

Submit your music to submissions@gmail.com

 

Livemixtapes: https://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/52331/shut-up-listen.html

MyMixtapez: https://mymixtapez.com/album/232283

Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/djsmokemixtapes/album/shut-up-listen-hosted-by-young-buck-lil-will

Watch Young Buck — Trappish ft Spade The Boy #YoungBuck #Outbreak #Trappish #ShutUpListen

Cel Escobar – Devil Want My Soul

Hot new rapper Cel Escobar displays impressive flow with new EP ‘4 For 4’ 

TRENTON, NJ – There’s a lot of versatility and nuance to the music coming from new Hip Hop wonder Cel Escobar, and he attributes much of that to the upbringing of his father, James Oliver and his grandmother, Gladys Oliver.  

Growing up in Trenton, New Jersey, Cel was rarely away from either of those inspirational people. While his father was at work, Cel stayed with his grandmother. Much of what he did was with her, and she – along with his father –taught him what it meant to be a man of integrity and to care for others around him. Between the two of them, they taught young Cel a love for music and the right way to dream for the future. And though most of his youth was dedicated to sports – including two years playing baseball in college – it seemed only natural to pursue a career in music once he finished college. In many ways, it was a fulfillment of promises his father and grandmother had spoken over him for much of his life – promises that come to fruition with his forthcoming new album “Blessed and Highly Favored.” 

“My grandma gave me the title name because she has always felt I was blessed,” Cel said. “She’d always tell me I was blessed and that I should always thank God for what I have and that has always stuck with me. She also has always told me that I’m highly favored. My father raised me and gave me my foundation, and I believe my versatility as an artist comes from him because he had me listening to all music genres. But where I’m from, it’s rare to have talent as a musician, and my grandma has always pointed me out as one of the highly favored ones to make it.” 

That inspirational message is one Cel hopes to share with the rest of the world through his music. Primarily a rapper, this young musician takes inspiration from all walks of life – whether it be societal issues or stories from his life or even dreams of the future. He’s versatile as an artist but also adheres to the old school Hip Hop style that put that genre on the map in the first place. And more than anything, he takes pride in his ability to rap at the highest level.

“That’s really what separates me a lot from anyone else,” he said. “A lot of things inspire me and I can write and rap about anything. If something really excites me, I’ll rap about it. Or I might rap about my scenery, or something I like, or something like the George Floyd thing. A lot of times it also depends on the mood I’m in.” 

That versatility will be put on display first through a four-song EP called “4 For 4” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. Starting with an intro that’s perfect for a summer vibe, the next three songs take listeners on a bit of a ride through Cel’s creative process. With “Devil Want My Soul,” Cel encourages people to go the extra mile in all things. 

“Don’t sell yourself short,” he said. “Push to the limit. That’s the message of that song, and it ties back into the full album.” 

With “Strictly for the Trenches,” Cel said he lets fans get an inside look into his evolution as an artist. This is the first song he wrote and recorded, and he said he opted to include it on the album as an homage to one of his friends who is featured on the track. The message of the song is inspired by the poverty and environment that surrounded him at the time. 

The last song on the EP is “Ride With Me” featuring the female artist Mya. Cel describes it as a mellowed, relaxed song that is perfect for cruising down the highway. A music video for this single and “Devil Want My Soul” are due to drop before the end of the summer. 

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

https://www.instagram.com/cel_escobar/ 

https://www.facebook.com/marcel.oliver.9 

https://twitter.com/marceloliver93 

“4 For 4” 

https://soundcloud.com/user-683811379/sets/4-for-4

Dillon Lee Cronan – Learn How to Smile

Southern rocker blends punk and rap 
for modern twist on throw-back sound 

DALLAS, TX – Punk Rap music is about to spring back into the conversation thanks to Deep South artist Dillon Lee Cronan. The young musician from Dallas, Texas has perfected his one-of-a-kind sound and is set to put it on display with the release of his new single “Learn How to Smile.” It’s the first off an upcoming Punk Rap album called “A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood” which is already available across all streaming platforms. However, the music video for “Learn How to Smile” will drop this summer. 

Growing up in Dallas, Cronan said he was heavily influenced by punk rock bands while simultaneously being enthralled by the Hip Hop culture. His experimentation with music through the years became an organic blending of those two genres, so that by the time he was a teenager, he was playing guitar and spitting raps. He’s been performing around Dallas for the past five years while writing songs for his new album, and now he’s ready to show the world what he has to offer.  

I haven’t seen any big recognition of Punk Rap as a genre,” Cronan said. “I love those bands from the 90s like Everclear and Sum 41 and 311, but I also love Nas and Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick. So as I was looking at the industry today and realizing there weren’t any current bands with that kind of a sound, I realized that if it hadn’t happened already then it needed to. I was definitely the one who could push that type of sound. 

With “Learn How to Smile,” Cronan is bringing a song that is both timely for current affairs of the world, and perfectly suited to reintroduce the world to the sound of Punk RapCronan said the message of the song is about putting a strong face on through struggles – not so much wearing a mask and hiding the inner turmoil, but rather choosing to adopt a positive outlook and rest in the hope of a better future. 

“Shit’s bad but you gotta keep a positive outlook,” he said. “So basically, it’s a song about being easy. It’s pretty upbeat, and the sound is kind of aggressive. Instrumentally, it’s like a Punk band – like Green Day or Sum 41 – but then I rap. I picked up the guitar when I was 15 and started getting into Jimmy Hendrix, but Hip Hop has always been my favorite genre because I just love the wordplay. I didn’t get into Punk until my late teens, but I just love how fast and simple and aggressive it is. This song is a blending of all of those things. It’s my favorite type of music to jam to, and so I decided it’s what I wanted to blend together for my own sound.” 

Cronan said the full album further explores that sound and will take listeners on a ride that will be undeniable in its energy and invitation to let out that angst that all great 90s music was known to do. 

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

https://m.facebook.com/Dillonleecronan/posts/1542614865875324 

Kurrlina Kurrlina – Karma

North Carolina rapper with new single ‘Karma’ proves that hard work pays off

FAIRMONT, NC – Those who live in North Carolina know that there’s a certain way you say “Carolina.” You need to use a thick Southern drawl with the vowels drawn out so that it sounds more like “Kurrlina.” It’s a signature sound that stands out – there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

That’s also true of North Carolina rapper Markel Albritton who embraces his roots by using the stage name Kurrlina Kurrlina. As one would expect, his drawl is forefront as part of his signature sound, but its witty wordplay and catchy hooks are turning heads all along the East Coast these days.

His newest single “Karma” has been getting quite a bit of attention. The upbeat, all-purpose track is perfect for club banging or hanging in the hood. It’s full of energy and pairs with an inspirational message that encourages listeners to pull through the negative things in their lives and turn them into positives.

“I work hard and I’ve been working hard for years,” Kurrlina said. “That, more than anything, is what sets me apart from anyone else. Nobody sounds like me and I don’t sound like anybody else because my style is distinct. But more than anything, I never quit. I keep going and growing and stay popping, and that’s what this song is about.”

Kurrlina said he first was introduced to Rap through his love of poetry. He became known in high school as a guy who would put a lot of crazy words together to create interesting rhyme schemes, and when he started using that power to share his unique story, people started to pay attention. Today, most of his music is based on his life and the stories he has to share with the world. Those stories are inspired by the things he’s seen or gone through and tinged with his dreams and aspirations for the future.

“I’m talk about real-life, inspirational stuff,” he said. “I represent the struggle and my music is inspired by real events, which is why it relates to people. I’m trying to spread a wave and set a mark on the world. I have what it takes not just to survive but to thrive, and it’s time for people to take notice. We’re just doing what we gotta do to get where we wanna go.”

Over the past decade, Kurrlina has dropped five mixtapes each year, with music that has won him five outstanding performances and put him on the map in a way that has allowed him to open for major artists such as Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young LA, and Legend Zero. He has also dropped several videos, each gaining hundreds of thousands of plays on his YouTube channel. Now under the management of J’Will with J’Will Entertainment, Kurrlina said he’s ready to take his music to the next level and begin bringing in a wider international audience. 

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

https://www.facebook.com/kurrlina.kurrlina

https://instagram.com/kurrlinakurrlina?igshid=vtwe7l6icze6

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_EjkYMdy6mZMM5wAcdJ8A

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KVflwmV90YDn8Ilv8YbvB?si=j6ROedX1RcaIFNgZTSQmaA

https://music.apple.com/us/album/pvo-ep/1501969082

https://soundcloud.com/markel-albrittone

https://twitter.com/CarolinaDiego5
https://jwillentertainment.com/kurrlina-kurrlina-epk

828 – Sack

Howard University duo 828 set to drop bold new album ‘Check In’

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD – A hot new Hip Hop duo from the esteemed Howard University is making a splash with their music in ways that are reverberating in all corners of the globe. 

Known as 828, the fast-rising duo of GoldenPrince and DripE have found their tracks receiving high praises from people in the U.S. and abroad. Their first EP, “Drop Off,” was a bold introduction to a sound and style that has people sitting up and paying attention. And they’re set to follow up that success with their new album, “Check In.” 

“It’s a project where we’re trying to target different types of audiences,” GoldenPrince said. “There’s songs with females on it. There are songs speaking about life and what we’ve been through. There are songs that people will be able to relate to. It’s different from our first project which we got a lot of good feedback from. We’ve been working extremely hard on the album – up at 5 a.m. working on songs even though we had class at 9 a.m. We were determined to complete this album, but we wanted to take our time and make sure we had quality over quantity.”

The project will include 12 songs that put 828’s signature sound on full display. From the beginning, the best friends have had a special connection. They first met at age 10 when they were on the same basketball team. Now that they go to the same college, they’ve expanded that bond to include a mutual pursuit of music. And that unique bond shines through their music. Listeners can immediately tell that there’s chemistry there, leading to excellence in sound, style, flow and production.

“We have more of a mainstream type of sound,” GoldenPrince said. “And it’s an international sound. We have people in Mexico and other places around the world listening to our music, so it’s not just for people in the U.S. We have different audiences all over, and that’s great because we just want to showcase our skills. We’re great storytellers but we also bring energy. We want to make you dance. We create different types of music – some to make you think and some to make you dance. This album showcases that. Every song is going to give you a different feel. That’s how we want to separate ourselves, with that different sound and experience.”

DripE added that the main impetus for the songs they create are whether or not it’s something they’d want to listen to at the end of the day. “We’re young and we go to parties and we like music,” he said. “We want to make music we’d like to hear at those parties. But we’re doing it with a different kind of vibe. We’re making music you can vibe to but also music you can relate to.”

The debut single from the album has already been released and is available across all streaming platforms. The song is “Sack” and takes an upbeat tone to convey 828’s story of coming up and making it in the music industry. DripE said it has more of a California vibe than a lot of their other songs, and definitely falls into the lane of the kind of song that will make people want to get up and dance. 

“We have a lot of influences and have listened to a lot of different artists over the years, but we don’t want to be compared to anybody else,” GoldenPrince said. “We want to leave a legacy where 10 years from now you could look back and say that 828 is one of the best rap duos of all time. I believe we’re up next.”

To listen to 828’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit:

https://mobile.twitter.com/_SharpShootaa
https://www.instagram.com/uncleprince___/

https://mobile.twitter.com/_moneyE
https://www.instagram.com/_check.chaser/

https://www.instagram.com/8.2.8.ent/

https://music.apple.com/us/album/drop-off-ep/1492126003

Lowkei Drops “A Bug’s Life”

Lowkei is a hot new mc hailing from Columbia, South Carolina who has recently signed with

Jackson Brand Management as one of their lead clients. As a result of that partnership his new record “A Bug’s Life” has been buzzing at indie stations and outlets across the country from NYC to New Jersey and even Cleveland Ohio to name a few.

Despite his recent success, Lowkei takes it all in stride. While many in his position would be rushing to be “the one that put the city and/or state on the map” this humble yet confident young man would like to simply follow the plan laid out by his team, run sale and streams up on the single, be ready for shows when the country opens back up, full length in the works,  all while staying “Lowkei”.  Stream “A Bug’s Life” and connect with Lowkei on Instagram and Twitter @official_lowkei.