Hip-hop Artist Flex Kartel Drops Collaborative Record Featuring Sada Baby

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Maryland-based hip-hop artist and creator, Flex Kartel, recently dropped a hot new record for fans across the world. “Get a Bag” (Feat. Sada Baby) centers around the concept of getting up and going for it. “What are you doing if you ain’t getting money. Go get a bag” tells Flex Kartel through song.

“Get up and go hustle as hard as you can–even if you think it’s going to take all of these tools. You just need to start. Once you start, it all falls into place,” shares the artistl. Flex Kartel’s latest single is all about the hustle. It’s also about creating art. Reflecting on his music, Flex Kartel describes his sound as “different, beautiful art.” “I would say it’s a Picasso.

If you listen to my records, you won’t get the same beautiful painting out of every record. There is always something different and beautiful about every song.” This single in particular is high energy, blending rap with melodic R&B melodies to create a sound designed to flow through your body and make you want to move.

“Get a Bag” began with a beat. “I was in the studio and created the record that night in 30 minutes,” shares Flex Kartel of the creation behind the song, which was designed to become a collaboration with Sada Baby. As soon as he heard it, Sada Baby was psyched to jump on it–and the rest is musical history.

When it comes to creating music in general, Flex Kartel sees his creative process as more than a method: “It’s something that God gave me.” When he goes into the booth, songs come to him. “They become a free painting. I paint a picture, and it becomes a story. Every song is a story.

“At the end of the day, Flex Kartel is happy when his biggest supporter is happy. “My mom is my biggest supporter. For sure. After all, she made me,” teases Flex Kartel about making his mother proud through his art, which is also a beacon of hope. “I want people to know that anything that you dream of or think of is possible. And if you feel like working with me, I’m always open to creating with artists who have the time andare down for the grind.”

In the next year, Flex Kartel is excited to release more music to his fans. “I’m really excited to give them another high energy record. I’m working on two EPs right now” tells the artist. He’s also in the midst of performing live at venues in the near future.

Make sure to stay connected to Flex Kartel on all platforms for new music, visuals, and social posts.

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Gr8ful is bringing new light to our emotions with his project PERSPECTIVES

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Since he was a young man, Gr8ful has always been in love with music and the influence that it had on people. At only 13 he was writing his own music and freestyling for other kids in the park. Several years later he is releasing his latest project, a set of singles under the title PERSPECTIVES.

PERSPECTIVES comes to the table with two main focuses to it. Not only does the project look at the different ways to approach the topic of finding your place in the world, it also hints towards the artist’s own name. “You have to look at things from different angles to practice gratuity sometimes,” Gr8ful explained. “I think the project, and the rest of my music is a representation of that.”

As a project, PERSPECTIVES includes two songs, “Pop Off” and “Carry On”. Each song uses its own unique methods to get you to the main idea of the project, that everyone has a place and role in this life. You simply are not alone.

Starting with “Pop Off”, this track takes on the more energetic half of the project. A collaboration between Gr8ful and a few talented artists of various backgrounds, the track blends together seamlessly. “It was so rare to get such a quickly cohesive feel from such a diverse group,” he said. “It’s something I want everyone to be able to feel. In this track and their own lives.”

“Carry On”, unlike its partner track, is inspired by a groovy 80’s sound. “This song is about being able to carry on no matter what is thrown at you.” Having a gorgeously communal feel to it, this song is a representation of the knowledge that you will always have someone in your corner.

“I chose the title PERSPECTIVES because each song takes a very different approach,” Gr8ful explained. While “Pop Off” has a very forward and high tempo feel, “Carry On” takes on a smoother, more Funky sound. Despite coming from different sides, the two songs lead you to the same important conclusion, live your life to the fullest and love who you truly are.

Following the release of the PERSPECTIVE tracks, Gr8ful is looking forward to the release of several different videos, ranging from behind the scenes moments to visual representations of the music. He will also be gearing up for future tracks and releases. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this artist.

“As a South African artist, I think that my culture and I have a lot to share with the world.” There is so much that Gr8ful has yet to share and he is sure to continue to turn heads.

Make sure to stay tuned in to Gr8ful on various platforms, especially Instagram, for new music, visuals and social posts.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClk9_vh020lzEgri3QDQGIw/videos
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gr8fvl/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaad.baderoen.3/
Website: Gr8ful.co.za

Moshey Ben Yahudah releases the Highly anticipated single “PRAISE HIM ALWAYS”

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Moshey Ben Yahudah releases the Highly anticipated single

“PRAISE HIM ALWAYS”

Back at it again!!! Kansas City, KS Hip-Hop artist Moshey Ben Yahudah has been back in the studio working hard to present you with the new hit single from his upcoming album “Raw Uncut Truth”. The single, “Praise Him Always” released globally on November 27th for streaming and download, with the video being released simultaneously, debuting on TruthMuzic.com, Vevo, Apple Music and Tidal.

Moshey specializes in giving his fans highly inspirational, non-stop bangers that encourage perpetual praise to the Most High God. Produced by award winning producers and contributors, this song is edifying, uplifting and has a positive vibe that’ll make you want to get up and dance. 

His upcoming album, “Raw Uncut Truth”, will be released January 2023 and available for pre-order December 2022.

Artist Electronic Press Kit: http://mosheybenyahudah.com

Brought to you by Yasharahla Nation, Jay Shields Promotions and Truth Muzic

For more information about this artist, contact Jay Shields Promotions at 901-231-9581.

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Watch the Official Video: https://bit.ly/praisehimalways

Social Media Info: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cortez.a.davis.3

Instagram: https://instagram.com/moshey_ben_yahudah

Song Credits:

Songwriter & Performer: Moshey Ben Yahudah

Publisher: Yasharahla Nation & Truth Muzic

Music Producer, Engineer: Judah Blakc (South 71)

Executive Producer: Jay Shields CEO, Jay Shields Promotions

Mixing Engineer: Khalil Ben Israel

Video Credits:

Filmed, Directed & Edited By: Justin CTV Townsel @YungCTV 

Concept by: Justin CTV Townsel, Jay Shields CEO & Moshey Ben Yahudah

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Sponsored by: Jay Shields Promotions, LLC and Truth Muzic Radio

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[Video] BBA Slim, Yung Blow, BBA Keiran, BBA Buddha ‘BBA’

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We’re independent artist out of Nashville, TN. Our sound is different from anything you’ve ever heard. Trapped out, we rap about the things that we’ve been through and really experienced in our lives. We’ve worked with well known producers such as Bandplay, Ivy and Tana who are signed to Taykeith, Youngboy Brown who is signed to YSL, KJ signed to Moneybaggyo and the list goes on. Be on the lookout for our giveaways and new drops.

Booking info:615-397-9505 cashrock615@gmail.com

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Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/2JKGj5KdPzv2yEvW1uixrH?si=FyLE2V5qSXaAjAfDxdTcsQ
Apple Music Link: https://music.apple.com/us/album/bba-feat-yung-blow-keiran-bba-buddah/1654316582?i=1654316583

[Video] Ryte Eye Ty ‘Where Have The Heroes Gone’

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A monolithic piano melody comes sweeping out of the silence with the force of a mighty winter wind, and in its wake, the delicate lead vocal of Mr. Ryte EyE Ty starts to fill the air with an aching that is perhaps even more powerful than any of the words he will sing in the next four minutes of play are.

There’s a burden on Ty’s back here, and it isn’t going to go away without a fight; in “Where Have the Heroes Gone,” his latest single, he’ll use any and every tool at his disposal to break away from the pain in the name of connecting with something affectionate and steeped in pure love. His voice is the beacon, his music the bitter darkness that surrounds it, and while there are plenty of ways that one could interpret this song both lyrically and instrumentally, to me, it comes off as being an enigmatic statement piece in an age that has been missing the strain of artistic clarity it offers to us so humbly. “Where Have the Heroes Gone” is a black-and-white pop song, but the substance of its melodies is not status quo at all.

From a lyrical standpoint, Ty isn’t doing much of anything that would qualify as being virtuosic in this song – contrarily, I get the vibe that he’s deliberately trying to stay away from the kind of theatrics so many of his closest rivals in and outside of the adult contemporary scene would just as soon employ in their own work.

He’s got too much to convey to simply hide behind a sophisticated sonic display; right from the get-go in “Where Have the Heroes Gone,” Ty is tethering his vocal to the fabric of the piano’s instrumental chime, which despite being formulaic in the conventional sense is anything but predictable given the context of the music on this occasion. It would be one thing if he were a household name; in this case, he’s merely using a familiar construction to get us acclimated to the more specifically unique components in his sound. It’s a smart way of making a breakthrough single, which this could become if given the right opportunities to shine somewhere on the FM dial (college radio, perhaps?).

If what I’m hearing in “Where Have the Heroes Gone” is on par with what I can expect to find out of the output we get from Ryte EyE Ty’s camp in the future, he’s going to be a player that I would tell any legit indie audiophile to pay attention to this year. Right now, American pop music has reached a crossroads in 2022, and in the time that it would’ve taken an artist to become a genuine figure in any scene around the country c. 2000-2010, the genre itself will be reshaped by independent voices like Ty’s.

The Southeast is arguably going through a bit of an alternative resurgence at the moment, and though it might not be comparable to the alternative renaissance it once enjoyed some thirty years ago at the start of the 1990s, it’s producing sounds and songs like “Where Have the Heroes Gone” that are bound to raise an eyebrow or two well outside of the Southeastern underground.

Mindy McCall

The music of Ryte EyE Ty has been heard all over the world in partnership with the radio plugging services offered by Musik and Film Radio Promotions Division. Learn more https://musikandfilm.com
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Miss Sosa puts life experiences to music in new single “Not The One”

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When life gives you a calling, it may take years before you understand why it’s calling, why you’re the one chosen to give the world a gift you knew you had but wasn’t quite sure it was for you. A lot of artists dive into the music world because it’s a trend but when music is your gift, it becomes the reason you stand out. Sometimes you must go through painful life lessons before you take that risk, but once you do it’s all elevator from there ask Miss Sosa.

Miss Sosa is an R&B artist from Kentucky who has lived in Atlanta for the last 8 years. Miss Sosa learned that music was her calling and with constant validation from those who heard her music, she took the opportunity to introduce those who don’t know her, why they should. If you love R&B, then you were introduced to a type of music that will emotionally put you in different places often. Miss Sosa’s music is just that, so to continue with that R & B feel she teamed up with producers Brittany Mayes & Chris Davis for her new single “Not The One“.

Before we dive deep into her new single, it’s important to learn more about the artist. Miss Sosa writes her own music and at times brings in her friend Mika Means to help during the creation process.

If you’ve ever been in a relationship where the person you were with failed to treat you right, and took you for granted then you will relate to “Not The One”. Miss Sosa talks about catching a man with another girl and thinking he can come back, that’s when she quickly lets him know I’m”Not The One”.

Everything from beat production, engineering and vocals are top notch when listening to this record. The music she is currently making has been lost for a long time and Miss Sosa is determined to bring R&B music back as she knows it and true fans know it today.

Stream “Not The One” available on all digital platforms now.

 

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Singer/Songwriter DeneQuia Hits 1 Million Streams with new single “MOVIE”

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MOVIE” is a song by Singer-Songwriter DeneQuia which features music star James Worthy distributed through Humble Sound Music Group. The song gives a vivid description of a story outlining the fantasy of love and lust between a man, and a woman in romance.

The music video shows both artists on a rooftop overseeing the view of their city gazing into the moment. Upon its debut, the song has now earned over 1 Million streams and has charted top 20 on Shazam. The song is available on all streaming platforms, and digital stores for purchase, and download.

With “Welcome To The World, ” Trudytheproducer Moves From The Background To The Front Of The Stage

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With his latest single, “Welcome to the World,” Trudytheproducer is doing two things. He is delivering a message of mental health and help and launching a career as an artist.

He has come to it through some dark times and survived, and the song’s message is yes, it’s a hard world, and you have to take care of your mental health. That means not only seeking help when you need it, but providing help, too.

“The ultimate message, I would just say, is to let people know those silent battles that they’re fighting, they’re not alone.,” he said. “This is pretty much a common thing, but for a lot of people it’s just not  talked about, so I’m just shedding light.”

“This world is not a game / It’s survival of the fittest.” The message is delivered in a hip hop beat with a modern R&B background.

The video has some fun with the message. Tru, in one part, is in a therapist’s office and portrays both the patient and the doctor. That’s part of the message, too, that everybody needs help, including those whose job is providing help.

I was gonna make sure that the song shines the light on the ones who are usually there for people who have issues and speaking on them because sometimes they don’t have an outlet. They’re on the receiving end of everybody else’s issues you know. It’s like who do they turn to? I want to shed some light for those people who may not have anybody to turn to.”

His music is a fusion of hip hop, R&B and soul that presents “his take on old-school themes and up-tempo rhythms,” he says in his bio. It is, he says, “infused with a distinct Southern flair.”

Describing southern flair, the native Alabaman said, “Well, I’d definitely have to say when you hear my accent.” He goes on to say that it also means the beats are more forward and straight to the point, but a little slower.

He still lives in Alabama but is in New York for the time being to launch his career, which up to now has been about making music for other people. He made the move last year when he released “Ricky,” a more straight-up rap with a heavy bass beat and rapid-fire lyrics.

He was ready to branch out and do more, he said, even though he didn’t have a lot of time. He was busy engineering for other artists, and making beats, and with “Ricky” he was “trying to get back to the artist side of things.”

He has a lot of music ready to go. His next single, coming out now for Halloween, is “Nightmare,” described as “the hood version of Halloween, the hood-slash-Harlem-hood version of Halloween.”

“We got Halloween coming up, so I’m thinking what could I do just to have some fun, what’s something cool I could do?”

Now, he wants his music to be his career.

“I want music to take me to a point to where I can take care of me and my family for the rest of my life,” he said. “I put in a lot of hard work, didn’t ask for much, was very underpaid for a lot of stuff. But it was because of the love I have for music and the love I have for people, but I feel like it comes to a point where my work should pay off.”

And that right there is the straightforwardness of Southern hip hop.

Musically, he wants to take all his experience with hip hop, R&B, rock and pop and take an active and creative as well as lucrative part in a career in music. He wants to sing and produce and mix music. He wants to collaborate with other musicians, put out more records and provide features, beats and engineering for developing artists as well as legends.

“I want,” he said, “to keep the world on their toes and hungry to hear the next song.”

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

Website: https://www.newkingmmg.com

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3x2oP1MPYL4y2LW4oNPxvu

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@trudytheproducer 

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Lynn Davis Honors Her Talent, Her R&b, And Her Soul With “Can I Come Over”

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Lynn Davis grew up listening to the greats of R&B and soul. Beginning as a teenager she became one of them, and for four decades she toured the world and performed with them.

With “Can I Come Over,” the debut single off her upcoming album Lynn Davis: From the Vault, she is back, coming out of what she calls semi-retirement to sing the music she loves.

“Can I Come Over” is the story of two lovers whose travels keep them frequently apart, but one night the singer decides to call her lover up and ask, “Can I Come Over,” and the classic R&B ballad unfolds in Lynn’s rich, warm voice.

She loves the modern performers of R&B and soul, she says, but, still, a recent release had her asking herself, “Where is R&B?”

“I mean, it was a great record. You know? But I miss Luther, and I miss Stevie,” she said. Lynn was talking about Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder directly, but the conversation made it clear she was also thinking about George Duke, with whom her career started when she was a teenager.

She was thinking about Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan and many, many more of the greats she toured the world with during the time when she was one of most accomplished and successful session singers ever.

“I miss real R&B, soul, love music,” she said, and thinking about that recently sent her to the studio in her house, where she has thousands of cassettes from her career.

“I went through them and I said, ‘Listen to the songs that I have.’ And I thought, ‘I’ve got to continue to honor my gift even though I’m in semi retirement.’ I still sound good, I still sound young, I’m still kind of sexy at this age, you know?”

Having made the decision to get back into music, she decided to do it through her own record company, Bella Records, which she formed at the beginning of this year. She began the work of learning how to run her own company in the digital music world – organizing, putting together the pieces of a video, marketing, PR.

“And so, as a team of one, I ventured into this new climate of everything digital, online, technological. It’s not like it was back in the day that you need a record company. You can do it yourself,” she said. “And I love that. I could have control over my music and nobody wanted me to sit on their lap.”

Her previous career was not only as a highly sought-after session singer. She wrote songs for artists such as LaToya Jackson, Patrice Rushen, Tracie Spencer, Thomas Anders and others.

As she talks, it becomes clear, too, that another motivation for her is to honor the people with whom she sang, wrote music and performed. Stevie Wonder, for instance, paid for her vocal training with the legendary teacher Seth Riggs.

“Stevie didn’t have to send me to Seth Riggs,” she said. “He didn’t have to sit down and listen to my songs and give me pointers. He didn’t have to do that. But that’s who he is, you know?”

George Dukes asked the 17-year-old Lynn Davis to tour with his group and mentored and nurtured her career right up to his death in 2013.

And in starting her new career, she said, in the process of learning, she was struck by the realization that she needed to get on the phone and “thank some people.”

“And Stevie was one of them,” she said. “So I texted him the other day, and I said George is gone, you’re still here, you guys are my mentors and the people through which God used and funneled a lot of blessings for me, and I just want to say thank you.”

And then there is, for the preacher’s grandaughter who didn’t date until she was 21, the spiritual side.

“I thought that it was really not cool for me to have all these great songs, and still be able to sing, and not do it,” she said. “It was a blessing to be where I am at this age right now. I needed to do this, I really needed to do this, and wanted to do this, and felt like this was part of my reason for being here and an honor to God as well.”

Lynn Davis: From the Vault will be out early next year.

“I’m gonna put this music out,” she said, “and I’m gonna let the people decide.”

Stay connected to Lynn Davis on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Website: http://www.lynndavismusic.com/

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lynn-davis/1648540886

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHZK6U50xhzpvXfhBF2TFSA

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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.