Philadelphia Hip-Hop artist Antonio Spady, better known as Pluggy Simmons, is a growing success story with a background that most would find highly relatable—a life filled with struggle & bleak opportunities. Though he lacked such opportunities growing up, he knew how important it was at an early age to be a leader and set out after his own goals. At the age of 12, Pluggy Simmons developed a hustlers mentality and relied on that to earn the money he needed to finance the CD’s, the CD burner, CD covers, and everything else that would be needed to launch his rap career.
Music was his passion, but he made a promise to his family to finish school, and so he fulfilled that before taking the next steps towards his growing music career. With his family as his main priority and motivation to continue on, he went all in with music to provide them the life he felt they were deserving of. He made the decision to take his music serious, and he never looked back.
Fast forward to present day endeavors, Antonio Spady is now very well known through the rap community as Pluggy Simmons. Just last month, he released a new album titled ‘Hard Times’ reflecting on the process he went through that brought him where he is today. His lead single ‘Energy,’ produced by DJ Young Vern has already garnered over 10,000+ streams across all platforms, and it has only been out for a month. He also recently launched the Pluggy Support Fund to help aid people in his community who may be experiencing some of the hard times he has throughout his life. Through his foundation, he’ll be gifting those in need with funds for essentials everyday for a full month during this COVID-19 crisis.
Pluggy Simmons has good intentions in and outside of music. His goals supersede his personal wants & desires. He’s making his career about helping others during their hard times, as well. With a mission like that, it surely makes his music more philanthropic and impactful.
Orchard Records & J Amore’ presented a special streaming album release party on Friday, March 27th via popular Instagram page of Hip-Hop artist @Young_Ra. The event, presented by J Amore’ and sponsored by Cult of Individuality & Detroit original, Al Wissam, included a full conversation with actor/artist Tray Chaney of The Wire & Saints and Sinners, Ron Poisson of Cult of Individuality, and a Q&A session with the man of the hour ,Young Ra (moderated by Radio personality and DJ on 97.9 WJLB, YaBigg DawgBlast). It was an exclusive streaming meet and greet with fans, DJs, Media, and industry executives. The release was a huge success, receiving over 230,000 streams in the first week for Young Ra and his new album “The Bodie Broadus Story”.
The album has an array of features, including Shady Records recording artist Royce da 5’9″ and Sada Baby. It was chosen as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2020” by STREET HITTA DJS. Production on the album includes known producers @TekMatik on Instagram, who has an array of production credits on many feature projects & @lobby_beatz, who both produced the lead singles “I Strive” & “Mad At U” pulled from the album. “The Bodie Broadus Story” was executive produced by @jwitdababyface AKA Detroit’s rap sensation “Baby J,” who is also partners with @joi_amore in the Sony orchard deal.
Be sure to tap in with Young Ra & his latest body of work below, and keep it locked for more content as it surfaces.
Raise the volume on your speakers and glide along as Apollo Storm takes you on a short journey with his latest project. Apollo is an artist with a universal sound looking to go global. Inspired by many different genres, Apollo has always been in tune with music, most oftenly creating an outlet with his own music. Tending to have a darker sound, the artist’s latest EP titled, “ELYSIUM” keeps the same approach with a bit more airy and lighter perspective. Listening deeper into Apollo’s music and the three new records, you can find innovation and emotion from each offering.
L.Trio aka Profit is back with his new mixtape album “Volume#3”. This is the fourth (Got Flows V1, Got Flows V2 “All Or Nothin”, GF2.5) and final installment to the “Got Flows” series. All tracks written and produced by L.Trio.