BandupSMG – On My Mind

BandupSMG, with his unorthodox style and cocky delivery was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His ability to create catchy hooks, and a superb collection of flows, with the ability to bring real life experiences into his music, makes him potentially the next to blow. His style of cocky adlibs, diverse tracks, and real life experience makes him a tough act to follow.

Although his life is no act, he prides himself for being known for expressing true stories through his lyrics that anyone can relate to. His creativity and flow that can attract anyone makes him a great choice to perform for diverse crowds.

Bandup is ready for the industry, but is the industry ready for what he has to offer them? Good music, strong lyrics, true stories, and 100% dedication to being the best artist possible. Click here to stream this on all DSP’s!

To contact Bandup SMG for collabs or booking, email smgllcmidwest@gmail.com

Music Links:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0SQLYY3oiIgKgxlfSelYKU?si=WNcUU440S22Y0pPTzqF3Cw
https://youtu.be/mL-4lbAPQyw
https://linktr.ee/officialbandupsmg

Social media:
Instagram: @Bandupsmg

Key$oul – Hop Out The Benz

Key$oul Releases A New Single “Hop Out The Benz” on ALL Digital Streaming Platforms!

Keiontae Alexander better known as Key$oul is a 25 year hip-hop artist out of Benton Harbor Michigan. Honesty is the name of the game for Key$oul, no smoke and mirrors, $oul wants you to see the pain, the struggle and ultimately the reward that comes from grinding in life. Influenced by the hip-hop and R&B since his inception, it’s like destiny wanted $oul to begin creating his own art. In 2016, with the Internet in full swing and artists, both mainstream and independent seeing success, $oul wanted to throw his hat in the ring. However unlike some who jump into industry, Key$oul was more than ready and in fact excited about the work ahead.

Our Michigan hero spent the following years in the background, working, learning, grinding in an attempt to make it out. $oul says “I constantly focused on improving. I was at the studio, rain, sleet, or snow.” The hard work would pay off as Key$oul has two singles well over 22K plays with his “Wow Freestyle” closing in on 50K plays and this is just on Spotify alone. The hard work behind the scenes is also what led to “Vibe With Me” a collaboration $oul did with Florida R&B singer Della Cruse. Key$oul wants listeners to walk away motivated and with the confidence that they can “accomplish anything” whether you’re starting from the bottom or starting over $oul believes you can make it to the top.

Music Links
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/60zzP2VoePpny9VSb4t7Qi?si=mrcWuyPKT6q6vAqobGy0ng
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/keysoul/keysoul-hop-out-the-benz
YouTube: https://youtu.be/XZAg1j_dklE

Social media info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keiontae.alexander
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialKeySoul
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialkeysoul/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/16kalexander

Sean Walk – Nobody

Sean Walk inspires movement with new single ‘Nobody’ 

MAYWOOD, IL – Sean Walk is creating a movement. It’s hard to define, but anyone who listens to his music will understand immediately what it is he’s trying to inspire. It’s a movement that’s all about making music for everywhere – breaking down barriers and destroying walls that spring up between people for so many petty reasons. During a time in which there are wide cultural and societal divides, Sean Walk’s movement is not only attractive, it’s necessary.  

“Whether it’s vibe music or dance or music for the soul, I’m trying to create something that helps people relate in positive ways to what’s going on around us,” Sean said. “Each day, I experiment with different genres such as Rock, Rap, Blues, R&B, or whatever my soul feels like doing. My music is personal style, growth, and the ups and downs of everyday life. I hope that my movement will be something that everyone who listens to my music can relate to. Music should help people cope with life, be happy, be motivated, be inspired, and hype you up.” 

Sean’s newest single is a perfect example of that unique sound and style. The song is called “Nobody,” and it explores the inner strength it takes to look others in the eye and say, “No, I won’t listen to your negativity.” 

“I never try to fit in,” Sean said. “I’ve always been different and I’ve always gone my own way, and that’s what this song is about. It’s Rap mixed with Rock and the lyrics talk about not needing anything and not asking for help or depending on anybody. I’m going all by myself and making it happen. It’s a real live song – a turn up song – with pure emotion.” 

Sean said the single is one that serves as the perfect marker at this current time of his life, and a great example of the kind of journey he’s taken both in life and in music. He first started down the path of music as a career when he was 9 years old. His mother purchased journals for him and his brother, and he recalls listening to Petey Pablo and writing down his lyrics into the journal. He started rapping when he was 13 and in the years since, he’s worked on developing his own unique sound and style. 

“My sound is all about realism and the hurt and pain and actual feelings we go through on a daily basis,” he said. “I don’t consider myself a rapper – I’m a ghetto rocker. I turn my passion into music, and the way my music comes out is just pure. I just let my mind do the work and every time, I come out with a hit. It’s raw emotion. Too many people don’t want to let their feelings out but with my music, they can connect and it can help them get their emotions out. That’s how I express myself and that’s what this movement is all about. If you don’t want to talk to people, you can talk through my music.” 

In addition to “Nobody,” Sean is also preparing to release a mixtape called “Safe Love, Real Problems” which he said should be available across all streaming platforms by September. He’s also working on a 12-song album called “Focus Through Frustration” which he plans to drop either later this year or in early 2021.  

To listen to Sean Walk’s music or to follow him on social media please visit: 

https://instagram.com/walk_the_movement?igshid=18wfdpgh1oub9 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUlSNzzQKoE4WfwbeAWQVQ 

https://twitter.com/SeanWalkTheWalk 

https://www.facebook.com/seanwalkthewalk 

https://www.facebook.com/seanwalk.dahwalk

J-Carter – My Doorstep

East Coast artist J-Carter drops fourth album 
‘Hip-Hop Till I Die’ 

TRENTON, NJ – Back in the lab and ready to drop more heat, East Coast artist J-Carter is back with his fourth album “Hip-Hop Till I Die.” And it’s not an album for the average Hip Hop fan. With 48 tracks, it’s a project that J-Carter says is the kind of musical journey created specifically for people who have Hip Hop as part of their DNA.  

“I’ve got a lot to say and so little time to say it, that’s why the album has so many tracks on it,” he said. “You might hear 48 tracks and wonder what I have to say, and really I cover everything. I’m trying to keep the classic Hip Hop aura going with the reality and concept of this album, all while implementing it into more of a contemporary sound. I’m also trying to show my diversity and flow, so across all of the songs, you’ll hear Hip Hop but also R&B, Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, and so much more.” 

J-Carter said “Hip-Hop Till I Die” is an album that balances traditional lyricism with a contemporary outer shell. It aims to keep the realness and reality for which Hip Hop is known, while also taking a progressive approach to the genre in ways that he said will leave a mark on the music world.  

“It’s something that hasn’t been heard before in this genre,” he said. “I think I have a unique voice. Nowadays, when you hear rappers, most of them are trying to sound the same and so many of them use auto-tune. I can’t stand auto-tune. It takes the personality out of your voice and you just end up sounding like everyone else. Sure, you might get one hit from that, but that’s it because you have no personality to set you apart. I’m different in regards to every song you hear has personality to it. No one song sounds like a previous song I made. And you can tell by the personality and flow that it’s me.” 

J-Carter said he first got his start in music when he was 13 years old and got bored one day in class, so he “just started writing.” He loved it so much that he took a deep dive into English and the crafting of the language. He would spend his spare time reading about words in the dictionary and playing with lyrics. He also studied storytelling, and when all of those things came together, he found that he had a natural gift for songwriting.  

“A song is a story, and I love fitting all the intricate parts of a story into something that sounds interesting,” he said. “I write for the people, I don’t write for myself. My music uplifts the minds of all people who listen to it. As long as I can keep that at the forefront of what I do, it’ll never fail. I want to help people elevate their minds. That’s what music is supposed to do. If you’re not doing that with your music then what’s the point?” 

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

https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/get-high-for-u
https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/got-me-where-you-want
https://soundcloud.com/j-carterrocks/coming-in-second 

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

https://www.facebook.com/lyricaltimebomb
https://www.instagram.com/jcarterrocks
https://www.twitter.com/Jjcarter1976
https://www.jcarter.rocks 

Jerzey B – Its Litty

Jerzey B returns to music scene with a bang from new single ‘It’s Litty 

NEWARK, NJ – On America’s Independence Day, East Coast artist Juan “Jerzey B” Battle Jr. released his new single “It’s Litty.” Like the explosions that accompanied the national holiday, Jerzey B’s new song is a blast back onto the music scene after an unexpected hiatus of the past three years.  

This young up-and-coming artist from East Pennsylvania has a storied past when it comes to his pursuit of a career in the music industry. Signed three years ago to an independent label, it looked like things were about to take off for this talented young rapper. But a series of complications with the law stemming from past mistakes made it impossible for him to travel internationally, and the independent label – which had signed him with the intent of having him tour overseas and develop a global following – ended up dropping him. Jerzey B stepped away from music after that, frustrated at the situation and discouraged that his hopes and dreams wouldn’t ever come to fruition. But in the face of so much other global disappointments in 2020, Jerzey B decided he wanted to take a second chance at pursuing his dream. 

“Everything I ever needed was to be heard, so I decided to hop back and do it again… but bigger this time,” he said. “This song is my intro to me coming back. It’s definitely upbeat and it features a female artist named Cyani Love. With her sound and mine, I just know it’s gonna be great.” 

Jerzey B said his music is the kind that will get fans turntup. Though his lyrics can go deep and into great detail, the art of pairing those lyrics with catchy music is what really inspires him. He’s a fan of beats that make you turn up, and that’s what he tries to bring with his own music. 

“I’m gonna mix that and make sure you can turn it up, but I’ll have some real shit in there, too,” he said. “It’s gonna give you that 90s vibe when it comes to the words, but the beats is gonna get you here in 2020.” 

For a large part of his life, music was the only outlet for his frustrations. When he was 9 years old, he witnessed his father stabbing his mother multiple times. She lived through the attack and when she recovered, she took Jerzey and his two other siblings to Blackwood, New Jersey to start a new life. Trouble followed him, however, and music became his go-to when things got rough. He was incarcerated at age 16, and every night in jail, he would write a new song to help deal with his emotions and anger. He’s been in and out of jail 17 times over the years but over the past year, has dedicated himself to turning over a new leaf and putting his energy into the music. 

“I feel like when I speak, I want you to actually feel like if he did this shit, I can do it, too,” he said. “I want to inspire people on a different level. The biggest thing to get out of my music is to build the structure for a lot of other artists. I want to change the New Jersey scene and make it the next Atlanta. There are so many good artists here, but we don’t have the structure or the resources to get the world listening. That’s what I’m gonna bring because we got the potential and I got the passion. This is me – 100 percent.” 

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

http://www.jerzeybmusikk.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/jerzeybmusikk 

https://www.twitter.com/jerzeybmusikk 

“It’s Litty”  

https://youtu.be/rAplK2UVpv4

Hope the Rapper – The Coming

New 3-song project by Hope the Rapper delivers inspirational message for the world to hear 

RALEIGH, NC – During these historic times in a nation where anger, fear, and reform are being voiced by millions, a very special artist has heard those voices and has come to help.  His name is Hope, but for this special project he would like to be called Hope the Rapper, and Hope “The Rapper” is here to bring the change America desperately needs.  A strong believer in the teachings of Jesus Christ, Hope speaks of a TRUTH this nation has selectively chosen to forget.  “Isn’t it apparent?” he asked.  “Just look at where we are now…the more America moves away from the TRUTH, the worse we become.  It’s not rocket-science and everyone is to blame for it”.   

Not strictly Christian or Gospel, Hope’s unique style of Hip Hop and Rap teaches a message that is intended to bring the listeners attention back to what really matters – GOD.  But be forewarned, this is not your Sunday morning song with a cup of coffee or something you’ll hear from the church choir before a sermon.  Hope speaks the TRUTH, and his mission is meant to shine the light back on the TRUTH. 

Hope partnered with Producer and co-writer, Michael “The Captain” of Artist Mill International in Raleigh, NC to create the collection known as “Emancipation.” As a new voice that needs to be heard giving a message that needs to be said, “Emancipation” is meant to really make you think.  “We want this to be a conversation starter.  We know this album is going to be the cause of a lot controversy, and we want that to happen because Controversy often is the Catalyst to Conversations about Change”.  Hope said. 

Released earlier this month, the lead single, “The Coming” is an awakening, characterized by smooth flow, creative lyrics, and artistic touches. Hope approaches the bible at a different angle, showing God as an artist.  Be sure to pay special attention to the lyrics Hope uses and his voice volume.   “I speak softly for a purpose,” he said, “I want the listener to focus because what I am saying needs to be heard”. 

“It was a fun song for the Captain and me” Hope laughed. “Don’t hate the player boys and girls, hate the game”. 

 

The entire “Emancipation” project will be available on all major digital platforms. To listen to Hope the Rapper’s music, please visit: 

https://linktr.ee/HopeTheRapper 

https://www.instagram.com/hopetherapper/ 

https://twitter.com/HopeTheRapper2 

https://www.facebook.com/HopeRapp/ 

“The Coming” 

https://open.spotify.com/album/3AGjyRxQoHK29F1KnCeRbE

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/ 

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

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