T.Jones – Drippin Flava

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Louisiana rapper TJones makes ears tingle with new EP and single

NEW ORLEANS, LA – In TJones’ city, dreams don’t come true until you get hated on or until somebody kills you. That’s been his experience in New Orleans over the years as he’s tried to make a name for himself as a musician and businessman. And those experiences are front-and-center in his EP “Life Thru Penmanship.”

The four-song EP offers listeners a different flavor and appeal, with every song catering to a different atmosphere and vibe. TJones describes it as a project that shows off his life through his writing skills, with many of the stories told through songs coming from his perspective.

“I consider myself a fly on the wall,” he said. “I have survived a lot of crazy situations unscathed. Sometimes I’ve just been in the wrong places at the wrong time. Overall, this project has a cool vibe. There’s nothing way out of the box and extreme with the stories. More than anything, it gives you a new vibe and a new flavor in a way that makes your ears tingle because it’s something special.”

TJones has always been a native of New Orleans, having been born there in the 80s and raised on the streets. Over the years, he’s done many things to make ends meet – from landscaping to being a barber to working as an auto mechanic. But his first love has always been Hip Hop and he’s worked hard as a rapper to make a name for himself and carve out a niche in an over-crowded music scene. His signature sound and style are definitely distinct, with an inviting Louisiana drawl that’s reminiscent of Ludacriss.  But his songs and lyrics are unique to him, and he’s proud of the development he’s gone through over the years as an artist.

“I have my own voice and I’m not a one-trick pony,” he said. “I’ve been through a lot of development, and I know artist development is important. That sets you apart from those who just rely on their raw talent. Plus, my music is derived from my soul, my hustle and my environment. I wasn’t born an angel and I write about what’s true to me and my life. I write about what I’ve done or not done, what I’ve seen and what I love. I want to get a message out through my music – to encourage people. I’ve done my fair share of shit you ain’t supposed to be doing. But at the end of the day, I’m just like you trying to put a message out there to the world. So here I am … a fresh new face who is going to something that exhibits something different.”

In addition to his EP, TJones has also dropped a new single called “Drippin Flava” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. It’s a song about “you and your personality” he said, and embracing all the things you do best. 

“You have to let it drip,” he said. “Flood the streets with it. People are gonna walk all in it and get covered up in it. Whatever it is that defines you, just let it drip with flava.”

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

www.twitter.com/tjones504

www.facebook.com/t.jones504
www.youtube.com/penmanshipjones

“Drippin Flava”

https://youtu.be/_1ao4RD4Zu4
https://music.apple.com/us/album/drippin-flava-single/1468353189
https://open.spotify.com/album/74eehKSJCY98o9sdLzaXTk

“Life Thru Penmanship” – EP

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/life-thru-penmanship-ep/1421715160
https://open.spotify.com/album/1EZLTJOJdCU4TsVaR5LDcW?

[Single] Lacy The Great – “No City Girls” | @lacythegreat

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A native of Atlanta, Georgia, rapper Lacy The Great has been delivering music with substance.

2019 has been an action-packed year for Lacy as he  released his ‘Peace Of Mind’ project and “No City Girls” single. He also connected with G.O.O.D. Music’s Malik Yusef and Taylor Gang in Los Angeles at Universal Music Group’s studio, where he performed a 40 minute set. The inspiration of “No City Girls” came from Lacy talking to his friend about a girl he hooked me up with.

“I told him how she was different. She wasn’t trying to twerk everywhere she went. She wasn’t loud and ghetto and saying n*ggas ain’t sh*t. She was literally a girl my mom would want me to date. I told my homeboy I’m done with “city girls”,” said Lacy.

The inspiration for the ‘Peace Of Mind’ project came from the love of storytelling from Lacy’s perspective of things that he went through, and also what his friends around him went through as well. He wanted to tell their story as well as his own. The project also boasts a feature from House 9 Jayxen.

Drawing influences from Lauryn Hill, Nas, UGK, and 8 Ball & MJG, the southern-bred artist has been recording music for 10 years. Lacy begun rapping at the age 7. By 13, he was rapping and recording. He was heavily influenced by his father who was a former DJ and a break dancer. Additionally, Lacy drew inspiration from Roscoe Dash.

“I thought if he could make it I could also, and he’s from my city.” “I was made fun of for chasing my music dream when I was in school. I’ve been doing music for almost 11 years. 8 of those years I was picked on and not being taken seriously. I feel like I came into my own around maybe the age of 19, and ever since then I always had a chip on my shoulder to prove the doubters wrong,” said Lacy.

Available now
https://music.apple.com/us/album/no-city-girls/1480856657?i=1480856658
https://music.apple.com/us/album/peace-of-mind/1455747474
https://soundcloud.com/isthislacy/sets/peace-of-mind

Stay connected with Lacy
Twitter: @lacythegreat
Instagram: @lacyisgreat

[Single] Jason Mask Da Booth – Real Shit

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Real Shit describes In Today’s World Of Gun Violence being in our music and the black on black crime from the youth to black men in today’s Hip Hop Music of the younger generation. Gun Violence is being televised and promoted to the masses through Social Media and Gang Activities.

Available now https://music.apple.com/us/album/real-s-t-single/1472052626

Stay Connected TW @jasonmask | IG @jasonmask_dabooth
Booking maskout13@gmail.com or jasonmaskdabooth@gmail.com

[Single] 10kTherapper – Hard 2 Love

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New single 10kTherapper – Hard 2 Love

Stream on YouTube https://youtu.be/4-47NWiyMpQ

Follow on IG @_10ktherapper_

I am 22 years old, I love music with a passion, it’s like the beat tell me how to write a song and the movement comes with it. People will never know what I am talking about, but this gift god has given me is amazing you really have to have a ear in this music game. I’ve been waiting for years to shine but now it is my time and I am ready to work! No slips from here, I’ve rehearsed and worked too hard. I’ve cried multiple nights to ask god to be heard different! I don’t even watch BET awards because I feel like I suppose to be on their. I don’t even go to clubs because when they play local artist. It hurts me in the inside because I feel as if I should be played on their as well. I dedicate my life to this and nothing will ever stop me at this point in life ! I just want each and everyone understand who I am and what I come for

JaoT – No Life

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South Texas artist draws from personal life experiences to inspire others through music

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Imagine yourself standing in a painter’s studio, watching a master at work. The blank canvas is unlike any you’ve seen before – a random bit of discarded trash that might have once been a sign. As the artist starts to put brush to paint, he turns on some music and the atmosphere becomes electric.

This is the space in which San Antonio artist JaoT creates. A long-time painter who creates unique pieces of art out of found objects discarded in random places, he brings a different perspective to the idea of creation. This is true of his music, too. And that unique blend of sound, style and artistry is beginning to get noticed by fans all over the country. 

More than anything, JaoT’s artistic creation reflects his love for telling stories. His way of telling stories is relatable to a lot of different types of people from all walks of life. And like true art, those who consume what he has created have a myriad smattering of reactions – from aggression to depression to joy and everything in between.

“I can make music for literally any type of beat or sound,” JaoT said. “I look at instrumentals like an art board. When I paint, I find random objects to paint on and I make the image I see work for the canvas I choose. It’s the same thing for music – no matter what instrumental or beat or sound that’s presented to me, I can fit a part of me onto it. That’s my whole thing when it comes to music. Painting was my first love and I fell in love with it really fast. But music has been equally as fulfilling for me because it’s another form of artistic expression where I can get my emotions out. Now when I find a different item that I come across and start drawing on them with markers or crayons or colored pencils, I usually do that while listening to my own music. I pick a song that I feel like goes with the item I’ve found and make the art go with the music.”

In most cases when JaoT writes new music, he tends to write about things he’s gone through in life. It always starts as an emotional outlet driven by an experience. Inspiration might strike while he’s at the grocery store, or while he’s driving in the car reflecting on his childhood growing up abandoned and left to different families and friends. He starts by putting himself in the moment and remembering the feelings he had at the time, and then writes from that emotion. 

An upcoming single called “Cold Saki” is a perfect example of this process. He said the song was inspired by a dark time in his life earlier this year when he was mourning the loss of a friend who had taken his life by suicide. 

“I immediately turned to drinking … copious amounts,” he said. “It was only when I was drinking that I felt happy – not when I was with my kids or when I was writing or anything. I only felt decent when I was drinking. I was on the verge of coming out of that when I realized it was something other people go through as well, but don’t talk about. There’s a stigma to talking about it. I wrote most of the song while I was still drinking, but I was coming out of it enough to start thinking about the dependency on the alcohol and how good I felt in those moments. I knew it was a problem, but I kept doing it. Alcohol was there for me in a time when I felt lonely. I needed it … even when the Saki got cold, I didn’t care. I was just gonna drink it.”

JaoT said he hopes his music doesn’t just entertain listeners but also helps them through whatever situations they might be facing. “Cold Saki” for instance, is a song that he said can inspire people to talk about their own pain and begin to take the first steps toward healthier lifestyles.

“Healing and help are really what I want my music and my art to be about,” he said. “I want people to hear what I have to say and know that they aren’t the only ones going through a certain situation. That’s what I got out of music growing up. I always tried to relate what other people were talking about in their music and apply it to my life. I want to do that for other people.” 

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

https://www.facebook.com/jaotmusic/
https://www.instagram.com/cultfam_jaotmusic/
https://twitter.com/MrJaoToReal