David Deacon Releases Bold New Track ‘No Never Mind’

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David Deacon is an exciting Blues and Roots artist who is returning to the music scene. After a decade of hard work in an intense creative industry, Deacon chose to leave music. Now, returning to the scene, he is excited to utilize the new technology that redefined what it means to be a musician and share his work with the world.

Reigniting his career as a musician, he is getting started with a brilliant, bluesy Rock single titled “No Never Mind”. It is an unsympathetic track that dives right into how it feels to have no remorse after a breakup. “This track is about how I felt after a relationship came to an end,” he explained. “It is really about not caring about anything as you move on.”

With a career that began in poetry, Deacon’s music focuses heavily on lyricism and the impact his words can have on his audience. “I want to create something that people can relate to,” he explained. Songs like “No Never Mind” are brilliant examples of his lyrical ability and the ease at which he can connect to his listeners.

When he first began to blend his poetry with music, Deacon quickly found a voice as an artist. His sound is classic with a unique twist that keeps you wanting more. His life however consists of more than just music. Devoting his time to a variety of things, including racing cars, painting and so much more, he is always chasing new risks. “I live a varied life,” he explained. “I think that life is meant to be lived and I hope my music can be a representation of that.”

To follow up the release of “No Never Mind” Deacon is excited to share the rest of his upcoming album with his audience. With nine more vibrant tracks to look forward to, the album spans across a range of emotions. From the uncaring attitude of “No Never Mind” to the heartfelt emotion of tracks like “Poetry” and everything in between, there is something for everyone in this album.

When the album releases, be sure to check out “Poetry” as the counterpart of “No Never Mind”, equipt with heartfelt emotions and the other side of an already compelling story. Another track to look out for with the album release would be one of Deacon’s own favorites, “California Has No Winter”.

Deacon already has more music lined up to release and so many other great things to come. “The industry is increasingly different from when I first started making music,” he said. This returning musician is excited to see where this new leg of his career will take him and you won’t want to miss out on it.

Be sure to stay tuned in to David Deacon on various platforms for new music, visuals and social posts.

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Benjamin Hey! Embraces His Music Career One Song At A Time

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On April 15th, 2017, Benjamin Hey! took on a daily songwriting challenge. The NYC-based artist and producer, who was then working as an actor and model, has written a song every day since.

“It’s like one of those situations where I thought I was done with music, but it wasn’t done with me. So I decided to just try it again. But this time around, I said to myself, I have to have fun, so I can’t take myself too seriously. Whatever songs come through, I’m going to write it—if they are good songs, bad songs, if they’re serious, if they’re silly, I’m just gonna create it and not judge it. It led to me just doubling down on my commitment,” explains Hey! “I didn’t plan on writing a song every single day for over five years. It just happened.”

Hey! started writing music in 2008 as an independent artist. Feeling that music had been following his various paths serendipitously—taking acting courses that always ended up having singing involved—he decided to return to music-making after a 30-day challenge that was brought to his attention by a friend who was a contestant on The Voice. The friend ended up with 4 songs, while Hey! wrote 22 songs. He soon reached out to a producer friend in L.A. (Jonny On The Rocks) and started production on those 22 songs.

That soon led to writing and producing “Beat For The Gods” by actress Laverne Cox, which reached no. 41 on the Billboard Dance Club charts. That pushed Hey!’s energy threshold to songwriter even more, but this time having fun with that drive and creating music with an organic heart.

“It’s a journey where I’m learning to just be open, be flexible, and especially with writing a song every day, I never know what the subject matter is going to be, but I do show up to write it when it does drop in,” says Hey!

In another cosmic shift for the artist, after traveling to Puerto Rico to visit friends, Hey! ended up filming a music video. Word of mouth led to connecting with musician John Beyer, leading up to a writing and collaborating partnership that produced tracks such as “Powerless” and Hey!’s latest tracks “No Samples” and “RA-TA-TAT-TAT.” While Beyer’s musical influences ranged from balladeers, crooners, and classic rock, the pair managed to meet in the middle symbiotically and have maintained their musical partnership for 3 years.

“No Samples” is about not compromising when one knows what they want, written during the COVID-19 quarantine when Hey! was feeling isolated.

“I got through most of the pandemic by myself, then I said, okay, if I’m gonna want those things, and I do want love in my life, I’m not trying to settle for it. I want the steak. I want a 5-course meal. I don’t want no Happy Meal.” he explains, then quoting the song’s lyrics with a beat reminiscent of old-school R&B, “I’m holding out for something special and amazing.”

“RA-TA-TAT-TAT” is an anti-gun violence track co-written with Beyer. Since Hey! had grown up in the projects in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, he’d initially been resistant to releasing the track that’s lyrics run dark. But just like his openness as a songwriter on his other tracks, he wanted to embrace “RA-TA-TAT-TAT” and realized its significance. Hey! soon had the hook for the song and its structure.

“As much as I did not want to touch it, it’s important because it’s a problem. We need to hear more songs that are anti-guns that have the recognition of the problem in all the major cities it’s happening in,” says Hey! “When we wrote the song, it was definitely geared towards inner city violence, black-on-black crime. But as we know now, bullets don’t discriminate, and this song is for everyone that’s been affected by gun violence.”

Since its release, Hey! and Beyer have performed the track at Spotify headquarters, and it has reached over 100,000 streams on the platform. Hey!’s daily songs are also leading him to a future EP release and continuing his songwriting partnership with Beyer—including what they describe as a potential hit track, titled “Money Girl,” a female-empowerment song about financial independence.

Benjamin Hey!’s journey over the past 5 years has led him to a lush music career–embracing opportunity one song at a time.

Hip-Hop Group The Underdogs Aspire to Inspire

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Hip-hop group The Underdogs are embracing imperfections, and creating a brand and musical identity that emphasizes on helping others through hard times.

On their latest single “Be About It,” the New Jersey-based trio—Lady Ink, Rafayel, and Butta—go straight to the point on the track, and see it as a gateway for listeners towards the rest of their music.

“We have Spanish records, we have records about the struggle, but I feel like people receive those things better when they know you better. And so that’s why I felt “Be About It” was one of the stronger ones to push as a record and to drop first because it’s very straight to the point,” says Lady Ink. “We’re just trying to engage the audience before we try and convince them of anything. When it goes like the more emotional records or the records that we’re trying to pull out people’s heartstrings we have to get the people engaged first before we drop those.”

The Underdogs met through mutual friends. Butta is cousins with Raf while Lady Ink re-connected with him through Instagram after he moved from Florida to NJ. Lady Ink has experience in the industry, previously signed to Hit City Records at 17-years-old, and Rafayel’s own project has over 80,000 streams on Spotify.

Their music ranges in variety—trap music, Latino rap that represents their Dominican and Puerto Rican cultures, and East Coast-style bars. On their 2022 record Who let The Dogs out? The Underdogs represent all of that, showing listeners what they’ve got.

But that isn’t all that they’ve got. Underdogs are both their sound, and a collective brand and movement. Under the name 360 Underdog, the group sells a luxury sneaker brand handcrafted in Italy. It’s not just about the aesthetic, but a way for Underdogs to help and advocate for others in need

“The whole point in creating the brand was to reach those people who we can relate to, people who come from nothing and those people who have those doubts and kind of hard to believe in themselves to do anything in life,” explains Lady Ink. “I want to be the advocate for comfortable living, basic human needs, and giving back to the communities in ways where it’s consistent […] We buy into so many things and we support so many things and there seems to be little to no return in doing those things. And I really want my brand Underdog to be that one where I invested in this brand, I’m wearing it, and I can really see how it's putting structure in my life or affecting my life in a positive way and it's not just for show or for glamor. It's really helping people at the end of the day consistently.”

Underdogs want to connect in-person with fans once they begin performing live, and getting their energy out there. But there’s no rush—the group wants to create as much content as  possible for listeners to see and for them to understand how serious they are about their work.

“I don’t want to go out there and try to connect with people and they search us and we have one video and an album. I feel like I really want to get a good amount of content and product out there that when we do reach the consumers and we do get our energy out there, they have something to go off,” says Lady Ink. “We're really just taking our time and really putting our best foot forward and making sure that everything we put out there is 100%.”

Make sure to stay connected to The Underdogs on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/who-let-the-dogs-out/1645191998
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuJCaNDU_I
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/360underdog/
https://www.instagram.com/straight_outta_jerz/
https://www.instagram.com/kingbohailbutta/
https://www.instagram.com/therealrafayel/

TMike Gives Some Perspective On Latest Single “Already Made”

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Musician TMike brings together his life experience and lifelong love for music to make feel-good, genuine, and genre-meshing hip-hop that lives up to his passion.

Growing up in the western Florida city of Fort Myers, The singer and rapper’s upbringing was surrounded by soul music, resonating with household chores while listening to Marvin Gaye. Fort Myers’ fickle music scene rivaled with Tymichael’s look at his career on a global scale. This pushed his drive and a re-location to Miami—now cataloging a collection of over 300 songs and claiming he could release a song weekly for the next three years.

On TMike’s latest track “Already Made It,” working alongside engineer Hero, he’s looking in retrospect of everything overcome to reach this point in both his career and his personal life, feeling as if he’s made it. Not so much on the Billboard Hot 100, yet, but on his own terms—and with a humble smile on his face.

“I was just thinking about everything that I’ve done so far and the places I’ve been to, the trips I’ve taken, the people I’ve met, people that have influenced me, a lot of things I overcame,” says TMike. “Even where I’m at right now, I don’t feel like I’m nowhere near where I truly want to be, but the place I am is just a blessing. I feel like I’m blessed to be out there that’s already made it.”

While “Already Made It” is a feel-good anthem for anyone looking at perspective, most of TMike ’s tracks have upbeat and motivating cadence, and have reached over 500,000 streams on Spotify—showing that his sound is infectious and lively, and looking to write music for everyone and every genre that ranges in influence from Pink Floyd to Beethoven.

“I just want to sound authentic and I want you to do the authenticity and all of my music,” explains TMike . “So if you don’t like one song, there’s five that you are in love with.”

While TMike has made it with his latest single, another single release is in the works. But he wants “Already Made It” to marinate in its future success, much like the musician himself–whose persistence is the key to his hit-making motions, and with a confidence that may soon make him a household name that loves music just as much as his listeners.

Stay connected to TMike and follow his music on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Amazon Music: 

https://music.amazon.com/artists/B01N32MOR5?ref=dm_sh_oxmaUt3H06Gdta6n2WbuqaAD9

Apple Music: 

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tmike/214895319

Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7MYnLAWbsb1gNilYZQrW5f

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https://youtube.com/channel/UCc7kF9GY5KnES15cHJ8p1Wg

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/iamtmike/

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/iamtmike/?hl=en

Dr. Kee’s “Sparkle Like 24k Gold” Seeks A Universal Language Of Love

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”Sparkle Like 24K Gold,” the latest release from Dr. Jefferey P. Kee, has hints of his Christian faith in it. He is, after all, a Baptist minister, and in a song about love it is natural for him to borrow some lines from St. Paul: “Love is patient, love is kind.”

“That says that love is not just on the good days, but it also encompasses the messed up Mondays and tore-up Tuesdays, the wayward Wednesdays, the tumultuous Thursdays, the frightening Fridays and the set-back Saturdays.”

Musically, he said, some people see it as spiritual, some say it has an R&B feel, and some call it inspirational, but it is a product of his gift and his experience of music.

It reflects, in his words, “a plethora of different genres of music.”

“Love is the universal language and emotion that every culture understands. And this particular song is a universal song.”

He grew up listening to funk, soul, gospel, and, through his father, country. He loves those kinds of music, he loves love songs, “and I tried to integrate that into a particular melodic tone so that others can relate to it.” Music, like love, is a language.

“It’s a story that speaks to people wherever they are in their particular situation. That, that’s what music is to me.”

This particular song came about because a cousin from Los Angeles who was planning a destination wedding in San Lucas, Mexico and wanted Dr. Kee to officiate.

“I called him and I said I have a song that has resonated inside of me that I want to have for your wedding,” and “Sparkle Like 24K Gold” was born.

His music, like his faith, is omni denominational, and he describes himself as The Pastor for the Master. He has been influenced by many interfaith churches, Catholic, Methodist and Baptist and other Protestant churches.

“I have the cross fertilization to be a person that loves God, but not to have boundaries to believe that my particular faith is predicated by a particular denomination or locality.” He has been pastoring in Columbus, Ohio, in the same church, for 30 years.

“Sparkle Like 24K Gold” is part of a larger project he is working on, an album on which people will hear some funk, soul, gospel, love. It will, he says, have “something that will make you feel like you want to clap your hands, stomp your feet,” and things that make you want to lament, “that will take you to a place where you can sort of reflect upon the losses you’ve had, the celebrations of life, your high moments and your low moments.”

He is aiming, in general and with “Sparkle” for an audience “that can understand the language of love,” a universal audience that is not solely anything — Christian, black, white or anything else. In the moment when one person feels love for another, “There’s something about that particular moment, for that individual, that sparkles like 24 karat gold to you.”

“It may not be that way to someone else, but to you, because the illuminating presence of what that person is to you, it sparkles like 24 karat gold, and that’s what I’m trying to get across.”

He graduated from the United Theological Seminary with a doctorate of ministry. He says he graduated “as a preacher for social change because I was more concerned about the mundane, about human existence and a greater level of humanity for all people.”

Faith informs his music but does not bind it. He believes that all people deserve to be loved and appreciated, not to be discriminated against. He seeks to present love musically in a way that transcends those human failings and gives people an appreciation of themselves and for the love of others.

“I am grateful because I don’t just hear the words. I love poetry and I like writing, but if I don’t have the music, it could be like a homily, or a sort of message or a poem, and I’m grateful that I can reach people through music in a message that people can relate to.”

Stay connected to Dr. Jefferey P. Kee on these platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Website: pastorforthemaster.com

Amazon Music: 

https://music.amazon.fr/albums/B01DQEAEDE

Apple Music: 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/now-is-the-time/1099246506

Spotify: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tb9nNZSLJzT8qYhpRqlXC

YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8wPuXEehg

Kid Codeine – RBG Mafia

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Chicago artist Kid Codeine just released his 5th album, and this is honestly one of the best bodies of work released this year thus far.

RBG Mafia brings 15 tracks, led by singles “Barbados” and “Terrorised”, and production from ItsYungOnTheTrack, TarxanFienx, ICE, and Navill. Features from Day1, NSG 100k, and E. Dogg round off this body of work.

RBG Mafia follows up his 2021 album “Soul Turn Cold”, and is his first album release under Campaign Music the Label.

Check it out below now!

Spellbinding Rapper Dre Carter Announces Anticipated New Album “Digital Dementia” @DreCarterBaby

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Aspiring Jersey/Philly rapper Dre Carter is well known for his lyrical ability and versatility as an artist. The multi-talented wordsmith is a trendsetting Rap artist with an international appeal who delivers vivid rhymes and smooth flows. His skillful wordplay and witty metaphors paint precise pictures. The Award-winning rapper’s cadence and penmanship are top-notch. He shows off a complete package of artistry. His distinct voice and eclectic sound make him a rare commodity on the independent music landscape.

Today, the buzzing Rap phenom announces his critically-acclaimed and powerful new album “Digital Dementia.” Released fully independently, “Digital Dementia” will be available on August 26, 2022 via Spotify and all online retailers including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and many more.

“Digital Dementia” is a solid effort that fully exhibits Dre Carter’s passion and dedication to his craft. Part of what makes him so intriguing is his ability to connect with his listeners. There is an undercurrent of realness and authenticity in his voice. He is living proof that when you follow your heart’s direction it leads you to your passion.

“The concept of ‘Digital Dementia’ comes from people today not remember who they are because of social media. We get so lost in seeing other peoples joy and idea of life that sometimes we forget to live our own,” Dre Carter explains. Adding, “Everyday we all deal with struggles that we want to escape but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t completely abandon reality. I speak a lot on the real issues we all face but just might be too afraid to admit to the outside world.”

Armed with a pen, a microphone and an unshakable will to succeed, the unique and energetic storyteller is making an impact on the independent music scene and beyond. Dre Carter was already featured in prestigious publications such as AllHipHop.com, HipHopWeekly.com, YoRaps.com, ThisIs50.com, Yahoo News and many more.

Up to now, Dre Carter has been releasing a slew of incredible singles. He puts a lot of heart and soul into his music. His fans respect the fact that he is pure and authentic. There is a lot of vision behind his music. This emerging Rap phenom is being showered with praises and admiration for his diverse style and captivating image. With a staunch at simply making good music, Dre Carter is sure everyone will relate and love his sound, no matter where you are from and what age you are.

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Cali Native AJ From The 9 Returns With New Single “From The Jump”

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AJ From The 9 has dropped his new single “From The Jump” appearing on his forthcoming album “9PM”. This bouncy rap anthem is a perfect example of what to expect from AJ’s upcoming music as he encompasses a more uptempo approach guaranteed to get the summer started. You can stream the new single on all major digital streaming platforms here: https://song.link/fromthejump

Who is Vic Vegas?

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Vic Vegas is an artist and producer from Cleveland, OH. His style is true to who he is. His music is social commentary. He addresses the social, economic plight that impoverished communities deal with on a day to day basis.

Vi is a dual threat as all of his projects are self produced. His music has the classic feel of the Mid 90’s with soul samples and hard beats. Vic paints a mental picture so graphic that you feel as if you’re part of the story. He has something unique that the industry has been missing, truth and authenticity.

Stay in touch with Vic Vegas Ig: @vic_vegas216 Twitter: @VICVEGAS216

Who is Bad Intentions?

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Who Is Bad Intentions?

Recording Artist and Songwriter Devon Trill was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. He spent the majority of his childhood growing up in the backcountry of Tennessee where he discovered his love for music. Devon had moved around from Erin, TN, Waverly, TN, New Johnsonville TN, Camden, TN later settling in Clarksville, TN just outside of Nashivlle. In all towns mentioned Devon was raised and has family and friends. Being brought up in a family full of talented songwriters, singers and musicians and being old enough to see and admire the remarkable magic of his big cousin Dickey Marable singing and playing the piano at “Little Rock Baptist Church” in Erin, Tennessee. when as a child Devon and his family along with the small black community of Erin would gather on sundays for worship. Later in life Devon found out that his cousin Dickey was the writer behind the 80’s hit song “Rock Me Tonight For Old Times Sakes” by Freddie Jackson. Which inspired Devon to write lyrics and create music. Both sides of Devon’s family were very musically inlcide. His dad’s side with his Grandfather being a jazz musician, also his great grandparents being Jazz musicians. Then on his mothers side being full of musicians that
played instruments and sang incredibly. From his uncle’s to cuzins and more. Devon was riddled with tons of inspiration to become a music artist, becoming something that he had passion for his whole life.

You could say that music is the backbone and drive within Devon’s spirit. Devon Trill started his musical journey at the early age of 8 years old and progressively got serious at the age of 14 in which over the years he focused on songwriting, recording, audio engineering and production. Devon has been performing all over at different states, events, parties, clubs and also has touched stages with big artists such as Kevin Gates, the late Young Dolph, 21 Savage, Rod Wave and more. Devon still continues to strive for excellence everyday by getting up and going to the studio. Whether it’s his home recording studio or a big studio, he’s working around the clock to perfect his craft. His biggest goal is to someday become a huge success and become a top charting recording artist. Devon Trill currently resides in his hometown Indianapolis, IN but is putting on for both the midwest and the south! His music is filled with tons of passion, vibe, emotion and feelings. With every bar and word, as a listener you can’t help, but to feel the energy that Devon is projecting.

Making his family proud and being something more is his motivation to
keep going to become the greatest, to become legendary.