J’uno – Sandlot

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J’uno Offers Liberating Ideas to the Masses With Introspective New Album ‘InnerVision’ 

CHESAPEAKE, VA – For as long as he can remember, the No. 1 has been an important symbol to Jaylen Foskey. He wore No. 1 when he played football in middle and high school. He is the ace of his line as a member of the fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. It’s his lucky number and has become a central part of his identity. So, it made sense for him to embrace the number as his stage name when he decided to pursue music as a full-time career. Today J’uno is one of the fastest-rising young talents in the industry, and his new album “InnerVision” is about to show the world a whole new level of talent and artistry. 

The project is one that is very reflective of the current times, with 14 songs that deal with societal issues, mental health, and what goes on in the mind of a black man in today’s “American” society. With tracks like “Realize” and “Sandlot,” J’uno explores how various experiences can affect or lead to trauma and examines the depths of human compassion and vulnerability in ways that he hopes will draw people closer together. 

“The No. 1 aligns with the way I think about the world,” J’uno said. “I see us all as one people – one cosmopolitan society as people of the earth. I really believe we as a society need to wake up and understand that we’re all in it together. Being one unit is something that has always been driven in my mind. This album is about overcoming the things that divide us and trying to bring more light to the world. It’s all about vulnerability and trying to make a push for making sure people are able to open up about their issues. It’s all about uplifting and empowerment and reflection. And ultimately it’s all about freeing yourself from the worries of what’s going on in the world and from the bounds of societal pressures.” 

One of the more poignant songs on the album is the single “Sandlot.” Born from a personal experience that came with a major trauma to one of his best friends, the song offers a nostalgic vibe and invites listeners to think back to days of growing up and playing outside while appreciating the lessons learned at the time. J’uno said a month after he and his friend graduated from high school, his friend was shot outside of his home while defending his family from intruders who were trying to break in. The bullet missed his spine by less than a centimeter. His friend is now fully healed and able to walk, but the experience was one that served as a harsh spotlight on the evils of the world. 

“There are so many people out there who have lost people, or almost lost people, to gun violence,” J’uno said. “I wanted to make a song that was about that experience, but more so was about reflecting on good times and relationships.” 

Overall, J’uno said the entire project has more of a mellow, laid-back vibe to it, with lyricism that has already been likened to wordsmiths like J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Some of the songs pick up a bit, but for the most part it’s a chill vibe. More than anything it’s a project that showcases this young artist’s impressive intellect and crystal-clear clarity and perspective on the world. His insights are profound, and listeners will be hard-pressed not to think about the ideas he brings to the table long after they’ve stopped listening to his music. 

“Freedom encompasses so many different aspects of my music,” J’uno said. “Freedom of expression. Freedom from the bounds of one sound – I love to experiment and I have such an eclectic taste in music. Freedom to create and not try to be tied down to being a one-trick pony. Personal freedom. That idea of liberation is the main message of this album. Free yourself from any type of thought process that limits you. Be limitless and free within yourself, and let’s use that to free society as a whole.” 

To listen to J’uno’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:
Album: linktr.ee/J.uno 

Socials: 
https://www.instagram.com/one.juno/ 
https://twitter.com/1j_uno

Keyz – Negus Foe Life

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West Coast rapper Keyz reminds fans of royal heritage with new single ‘Negus Foe Life’ 

LOS ANGELES, CA – In the Ethiopian Semitic language known as Tigrinya, the term “Negus” denotes a monarch, such as the Negus Bahri (king of the sea) or the Negus Al-Najashi of the Islamic tradition. West Coast artist Brandon “Keyz” Robertson is on a mission to bring that sense of royalty back to his brothers and sisters of color with his new single “Negus Foe Life,” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. Featuring the fast-rising artist God Areef, the single is intentional about challenging the derogatory term of the N-word to give people a different perspective.  

“I’m giving people reasons why we are who we are and where we come from,” Keyz said. “We are who we are because we come from this ghetto and poverty. But when you spell the word Negus it means kings and royalty. We’re gonna be kings and royals for life, no matter where you came from.” 

The song is has an upbeat vibe with a message somewhat similar to NWA’s “Niggaz 4 Life.” It’s distributed by RTM Music Group, a label that Keyz started with his partner who sadly passed away in 2018 after being shot. Prior to that Keyz had always been the behind-the-scenes operator of the label, but he knew he needed to honor his friend by continuing what they had built and began to be the face of the label both as the primary artist and the CEO. He picked up the pieces and has been building the business ever since, releasing multiple singles and even completing a film currently featured on Amazon Prime called “Baby Gangster The Movie.” 

More than anything it’s his unique sound and style that has been drawing audiences far and wide to his music. He bring real-life content through his lyrics and is consistent with his quality, never veering away from the high standard for which RTM Music Group has come to be known.  

“I make songs about real-life content that people can relate to,” he said. “Every aspect of life I’m gonna have a song about. I think I have the best hooks, too. My lyrics are catchy, but I think I have the best hooks ever. Ultimately I want my music to be known for being authentic and the realness of it. A lot of times peop0le won’t see your vision when you’re building it, but they’ll see it when you finish it. Ain’t no doubt in my mind that people are gonna get what I’m doing and see what’s going on. There aren’t a lot of West Coast artists right now doing what I’m doing, and I want to represent. It’s time to bring that good music back.” 

In addition to “Negus Foe Life,” Keyz is also preparing two other singles to release this summer, “How” and “Crossroads.” To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://www.instagram.com/keyz_rtm/
https://twitter.com/keyzopendoorz 
https://soundcloud.com/bekeyz-westbred 

Wheel – Settle It

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Artist turns tragedy into triumph and uses natural gift to give music lovers a good time 

ATLANTA, GA – Clarence Davenport, known professionally as Wheel, is an American rapper, singer, producer, engineer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Shot at the age of 20 and imprisoned in a wheelchair, Wheel never stopped pursuing his passion for music. This naturally talented artist has been making music since 2014, and his latest single “Settle It” is the kind of club vibe that’s perfect for the summer.  

Available across all streaming platforms on June 13, this radio-ready hit is all about flirting and the back-and-forth game that comes on the dance floor when two people are attracted to one another. It’s a song that Wheel said cuts to the chase and basically gets to the real passion that each person is seeking. 

“It’s like I’m saying the small talk is irrelevant and let’s just do what we’re gonna do,” Wheel said. “It’s upbeat and definitely a good song to dance to this summer. As soon as I heard the beat it automatically resonated with me, and I know it will do the same for everyone else. I like upbeat beats and instrumentals – it really brings out my creativity, and with this beat it took my mind to a different place about going through different moments with women.” 

“Settle It” is yet another hit from this fast-rising artist who hasn’t looked back since releaseing his debut single in 2014. His first EP “No Excuses Vol. 1” dropped in 2019 and gained him some strong notoriety among fans and industry insiders alike. He’s become known as an artist with a distinct voice (his Southern twang is immediately recognizable) who relies on channeling his feelings and emotions through songwriting. He’s also a talented singer, and many of his songs feature that natural vocal talent. When he pairs that with his skill as a songwriter, the hits are undeniable. He often writes lyrics that encourage others to make wise decisions for their futures. 

“I’m trying to give them something to keep themselves clean and off the streets,” he said. “More than that, though, I’m just making good music. It doesn’t matter what the vibe – club, hard rap, something R&B or Soul – it’s just good music. I’m talented. I can tap into whatever genre. I can sing and rap and write and make beats – even engineer and produce. All of it showcases a real, raw talent.” 

Following “Settle It,” Wheel said he plans to drop three more singles later this summer, starting with “No Soap or Suds.” To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://soundcloud.com/amp-wheel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TGxNyscbYkAHl9AAwCT4g
https://www.instagram.com/amp_wheel/     

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIwSYitnSH2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

Nicky Monroe – Hunnit Rounds

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Nicky Monroe blends multiple styles to create new genre showcased on hot new EP ‘Elevation’ 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Take a dash of the lyricism and aggressive energy you get from Missy Elliott or Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez, sprinkle that with brashness of artists like Beyonce or Janet Jackson, and finish it off with a healthy dose of Southern style with lyrics that are raw and real, and you get the fresh new sound from Florida-based artist Nicky Monroe. Her sound is unlike anything else in the music industry today, and it’s something that’s featured in full effect on her latest EP “Elevation.”  

The project is one that she’s been developing for more than a year, and comes after a journey in the music industry that spans nearly a decade. She’s released music in the past that has brought forth many worthwhile accolades, but she admits that they were merely stepping stones to the high-quality productions she’s now offering with this EP.  

“To me, it’s the perfect EP,” she said. “Each song is very different. If you’re looking for an artist with one style, I’m not that person. I don’t fit in one category. I listen to all kinds of different music. I like to make great music and not be stuck in one category. This project is very diverse. Each track gets better and better and builds and elevates.” 

The project starts with “Road May Go,” a track Monroe said she wrote because she was going through a lot of different changes in her life – from losing friends and family to chasing down opportunities with her music. She recalls a lot of prayers in which she asked God to show her who was for her and remove anyone who wasn’t. 

“It was crazy the way friendships started falling apart and people who were trying to step on my toes just went away,” she said. “I came up with this song because I don’t know where the road may be taking me, but I know I won’t fold and I’ll stand ten toes in the paint.” 

The second track on the EP is “So Tired,” which is perhaps the most radio-ready single on the whole project. It has more of a laid-back, calm vibe set against lyrics that explore the every day struggle of ducking and dodging trouble. Monroe said people look at her and see jewelry and nice clothes and assume she has it all together, but like all people she battles her own struggles. This song is about the internal battle that often rages inside people despite how strongly they flex and shine to the outside world. 

That’s followed by “Hunnit Rounds,” which is a Southern style aggressive hip-hop groove that has been getting some major attention from fans all throughout the South. Monroe talks some real smack on this track, and serves a notice to all the haters that she won’t put up with any of their BS.  

“I’m not a gangsta rapper or talk about shooting and killing people,” she said. “But if it came to the point where I had to defend myself, I do know people who are licensed and legal to handle that. I’m just letting people know that I got a Hunnit Rounds and a hunnit clips, so just leave me alone and there won’t be no issues.” 

Monroe finishes off the EP with “Nicky’s Dangerous” and “Humble.” The first features Jamaican artist Nicky Greed, who has been making waves in the industry for the better part of a decade. He brings an Island vibe to the track that plays well against Monroe’s hard-edged grittiness. On “Humble,” Monroe concludes with a sentiment that she not only hopes to present through her own character, but which she hopes to inspire in others, as well. 

“Regardless of everything going on around me, I just want to remain humble,” she said. “That’s a message that needs to be spread around, especially in hip-hop. Everyone wants to be arrogant or the boss or the baddest. You can be all that, but remain humble. That’s how you keep it all. You don’t want to lose it, so through your struggles and triumphs just remain humble. Everything happens for a reason, and when it’s your time it will definitely come. But when you’re not humble, you can play yourself out of what was for you.” 

Monroe’s EP “Elevation” is currently available across all streaming platforms. To listen to her music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://songwhip.com/nickymonroe/elevation?fbclid=IwAR0rhtUg-Og7sjjvxUXgB8n-Ju7x4YoC86vg7VwuY9lmCNXH-9iNd5OoY08 

Social media:  

IG: @Iamnickymonroe 

Facebook: Nicky Monroe
Twitter: @iamnickymonroe 

FB fan page: https://m.facebook.com/iamnickymonroe 

Soundcloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/nicky-monroe-1

Johnny Valentine – More Than the Last Time

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The EDM, Pop heartthrob this generation has been waiting for: Johnny Valentine 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ever since he was little, Johnny Valentine has been fearless. That couragous energy and those captivating eyes have set his music career on fire this year as he’s watched his numbers soar on social media and YouTube. 

His first hit single, “More Than the Last Time,” and then closely followed by “Incompatible,” has earned him more than 400K followers on Instagram, and 6.3M on TikTok. To say his soft and melodic vibes in the world of EDM, Pop, Hip-hop and R&B have been embraced, would be an understatement. It’s only been two years since the New Yorker jumped to the LA coast. 

“Things are happening quickly – This production was my first time filming in a studio, and the song is from one of my favorite generes,” Johnny said. “This is the type of music that makes people feel welcome, puts a smile on their face and helps people think and open their minds.”  

Johnny isn’t slowing down any time soon. 

He’s excited about his next single, “Flex on Ya Ex,” which will be an epic mix of storyline, production and special effects. So don’t try to put just one label on him. 

“I gotta lot more coming,” he said. “I am going to be fearless in my career because I always want to live my life to the fullest. I’m spontanous, I’m different and there’s no limits on what I’m going to do.” 

Find Johnny on: 
Instagram 
Apple Music 
YouTube 
Spotify 

Million Dolla Moe – Time Is Money

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Million Dolla Moe makes case for song of the summer with hit track ‘Time Is Money’ 

NEW HAVEN, CT – Maurice “Million Dolla Moe” Morris is a 29-year-old musical artist and entrepreneur with a unique sound and style that is catching the attention of an ever-widening fanbase all up-and-down the U.S. East Coast. His latest album “The Legend of the TrapStar” is an impressive display of raw talent and freaky flows, with hit singles like “Time Is Money” that are already creating a lot of buzz among music lovers and industry insiders alike. The project includes features from E Ness and Lil Dev, and drops from Dave East, Styles P, Bizarre, and Mr. Swipey.  

The name of the album is influenced by Jeezy’s project “Legend of the Snowman,” though the overall vibe of the album doesn’t have the same feel as that classic album. Instead, Million Dolla Moe brings his versatility and determination to the table as he reminisces about the days when he was a young kid, living life to the fullest and taking his first steps on the journey that would ultimately lead to his success as a professional musician today.  

“I want to be the best,” he said. “No matter what type of music I make, I’m trying to say the best lyrics and say it with the most unique cadence. I started when I was 9 with just a mic and a computer. I feel like I was born for a reason, and I’ve been chasing that million ever since.” 

Million Dolla Moe has since created his own record label and clothing line called TrapStar Inc. (previously Young Trapperz Entertainment). He represents other artists while also producing his own songs. He has worked with some big names in the industry, including Cassidy, Gunplay, Max B, Ar-Ab, Fred The Godson, Troy Ave, and more. Of the 11 tracks on his new album, nine of them were produced by him, including the breakout hit “Time is Money.” The upbeat party song has been making waves since its release earlier this month, and it’s proving to be one of the front-runners for the song of the summer. It’s a song about having nice jewelry and enjoying the glitz and glamour of nice things when you go out and have fun with friends. 

“Most of my music is lyrical and substance driven, but I wanted to make a couple of songs that the clubs and radio stations could play,” Moe said. “This is one of those songs. It just talks about Rolexes and parties and money, and it’s just a fun song with a lot of energy.” 

Moe said he plans to continue to ride the wave with this new album for the rest of the year, though he is already hard at work on some new singles that he might drop this fall or winter. He said he hopes people will look at his music and his body of work over the past 10 years and recognize a musician who is a real artist. 

“I try to do it as art-themed as possible as I get deeper and more professional with it,” he said. “I talk about what’s going on in life at the time, and people can relate to that. But more than anything I think of each song as an art piece, and I hope people appreciate that.” 

To listen to Million Dolla Moe’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

“Legend of the TrapStar” – https://unitedmasters.com/m/moetlott 

www.instagram.com/MillionDollaMoe2 (@MillionDollaMoe2) 

www.twitter.com/MillionDollaMoe (@MillionDollaMoe)  

www.facebook.com/MillionDollaMoe (Million Dolla Moe) 

www.youtube.com/MillionDollaMoe 

www.milliondollamoe.com 

“Time Is Money” – https://youtu.be/RggDBvj1RAI

Robfusion – Wine & Dine This is Not a Love Affair

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Bevvy of sounds and styles come together for Robfusion on new single ‘Wine & Dine’ 

DETROIT, MI – Jamaican-born artist Robfusion is living up to his name by bringing a fusion of sounds on the hot new single “Wine & Dine: This is not a Love Affair.” The song offers a jazzy kind of beat with an island vibe while also serving as a cross between K-Pop, R&B and Pop. It’s impossible not to hear the Caribbean in his Jamaican-born vocals, but even the laid-back vibe of the song gives listeners that sway often associated with the Islands. Ultimately it’s a songa bout having fun and enjoying the passion of a one-night stand. 

“When people say they don’t want a love affair, it means they want to be wined and dined and romanced without having the commitment,” Robfusion said. “I love the feel of this song. It has an excess amount of character and it’s very dramatic. It fives you a feeling of energy while also telling a story. It’s also the first time I’ve done a live recording in a studio with a full band, which gives it an entirely different feel.” 

Robfusion has been doing music for more than 20 years, though he’s never officially learned how to read music or play an instrument. He’s just always had the natural ability to hear a beat and put words to it. It started when he realized that a lot of the music he was listening to wasn’t as good as he hoped it would be, so he started writing his own. He entered a singing competition and won first place, and was even nominated for the Detroit Music Awards. One thing led to another and he began opening for some bigger artists when they would come to perform in Detroit. Eventually he made a name for himself and gained the respect of industry insiders and fans alike. 

“What makes me unique is that I have that Caribbean background that blends with different harmonies and a wide vocal range where my voice can go,” Robfusion said. “Each song sounds totally different, but sounds good. A lot of friends in the past called me Robert Wicked because my style was wicked good. But I like Robfusion better because of how I fuse different sounds together – like Reggae and R&B and Rock and Rap. The style I bring is all of the above, and it just sounds good.” 

Ultimately Robfusion said he hopes he’s remembered as an artist with a certain kind of class. He always dresses up and looks very presentable, and he’ll never use derogatory words in his songs or treat anyone with disrespect. Though he might sing about politics and real-life issues, he’ll never take it to an offensive place. And more than anything he creates music that has depth.  

“I think when artists come to the table with their music, they should leave it all on the floor with their creativity and style,” he said. “I want to be known as someone who does something totally different. Someone for whom people say, ‘Wow! This guy is incredible!’ And, of course, I want them to recognize that the name fusion really fits because of how I work together so many different types of music into my songs.” 

To listen to Robfusion’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

ROBERTGSAUNDERS50@GMAIL.COM  

https://soundcloud.com/robert-wickett 

https://www.instagram.com/robert_wickett/ 

https://lum.fm/my-exchange/general-information 

https://mobile.twitter.com/JAMAICANREGGAEF 

https://secure.tagged.com/home.html 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xcUJgFNrlIS2wFUuBHWqR

https://www.facebook.com/robertgsaunders 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robfusion 

https://youtu.be/WRWwW2rDLdA 

https://www.instagram.com/robert_wickett/ 

https://soundcloud.com/robert-wickett/this-is-not-a-love-affair 

https://lum.fm/profile/robertgsaunders50 

https://www.facebook.com/robertgsaunders 

https://twitter.com/JAMAICANREGGAEF

Vi City – OnGOD featuring Harv | @IamViCity

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Vi City Is Making New Waves WIth His Debut Single “OnGOD” As He Releases His New Track “Lenciaga” Get In Tune!

Chicago native Vi City has been on a crazy wave all 2021! He returns with his brand new single “Lenciaga a hot new joint for the summer.  OnGOD featuring and produced by Harv has spiked and is reaching new platforms and gaining new fans! Let’s talk about it! OnGOD has recently been aired on BET Jams, SiriusXM Radio, Gangsta Grillz. La Leakerz, among the plethora of media outlets, IG pages, YT channles, playlists etc. The numbers don’t lie Apple Music (500K+ streams), Spotify (500K+ streams), SoundCloud (Chicago has been known to birth heavy hitters, so it’s no surprise that the veteran rapper Vi City would deliver the heat.

Stream OnGOD, Lenciaga, and his other tracks on Apple Music and all streaming platforms. Follow Vi City onIG, Twitter, TikTok, SoundCloud, FaceBookand subscribe on YouTube

STREAM/DOWNLOAD ONGOD FEAT HARV TODAY!

STREAM/DOWNLOAD LENCIAGA TODAY!

One of Chicago’s very own, Vi City, originally from the Wild Hundreds, is back on the music scene. He crafts a sound that captures the pain and hope of a youth striving to make a better way, combined with the ambition and skills of someone who has actually made it out. The celebratory tones reign supreme on this wave of sound for the veteran rapper, songwriter and producer.

Vi’s introduction to the game came via working with Mathaus Ent. and Chilly of the 1st & 15th label in conjunction with Lupe Fiasco.  Shortly after, he connected with DJ Skee to release a mixtape under Skee’s Skeeter’s TV label. His next stint came working with St. Louis’ own, Nelly, co – penning the hit Country N**** Fly (CNF). In the midst of acquiring a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Vi wrote and featured on “Some Ish” by Sir Michael Rocks ft. Twista off of his #1 debut solo album “Banco.” Along the way, he also has done some work with the iconic producer duo Da Interz (Tuo Clark & Kosine).

Prior to deciding to drop new music of his own, Vi founded and branded Hundreds Entertainment, a music and film production firm of which he signed talented artist, Phoînix Keyz out of St. Louis, MO and has started crafting Phoînix’s debut project around each of the 6 instruments he plays. Stay tuned in! Vi’s new album “Citylif3” is set to release soon.

Chicago native Vi City serves up the official video for his single “OnGod, featuring and produced  by Harv! Watch his new videos below!

Read more about Vi City here: Chicago Native Vi City Releases A Brand New Single “OnGOD” Featuring Harv

DaiyDaiy – On Tha Way

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Watts Rapper DaiyDaiy Finds New Hope in Motivational Debut “On Tha Way” 

Growing up in the hood near Los Angeles, DaiyDaiy developed an early love for rap music and made friends with would-be rappers early on. While serving a 12-year prison sentence, DaiyDaiy befriended TG – now his labelmate and collaborator – and saw new possibilities for himself. In his single “On Tha Way,” he raps about where he’s been and where he’s going.  

“I went to jail when I was 17 years old. I got out September 21, 2020. ‘On tha Way’ was the first song I ever did. I made it October 13, three weeks after I got out,” DaiyDaiy says. As he got his freedom back, he realized what a powerful time it was. “I named it that because when I got out they threw me in the lions’ den and I seen that everyone had they scrapes, so I also wanted mines. TG said ‘You wanna rap? We got everything set up.’ I felt like that was both my coming home introduction and me being on the way to success.” 

Propelled by TG’s beat, the song is marked by a relentless energy, which is seconded by the song’s video. The video shows DaiyDaiy and TG in the hood with others, evoking both the violence and camaraderie of DaiyDaiy’s upbringing. “It’s a motivational song. If you came out of a dark place, it’s something you should listen to,” DaiyDaiy said. “When people hear it, I want them to think ‘Whoever this person is, they’re on the way to something.’” 

The original version of “On Tha Way” is available on all streaming sites and on “Pro’z and Con’z,” a joint EP by DaiyDaiy and TG. “Tha Top,” an upcoming song and video by DaiyDaiy, is also on that EP.  

A remix of “Tha Top” will be on DaiyDaiy’s debut EP, “First Quarter.”  

DaiyDaiy has a number of projects in the works, including collaborations with his childhood friends, Desto Dubb and Upallnyte. He also has another featured project with labelmate TG called “Coachable,” and is very active with the clothing and accessory line RiskTakerz. 

To hear more of DaiyDaiy’s music and follow him on social media, see the links below.  
http://www.instagram.com/__daiydaiy__7/ 
https://youtube.com/channel/UCI8cU4H-qVnm2hEt5u4xvLg
https://youtu.be/O26jzs1-QiU
https://www.facebook.com/dayday.snow.56 
https://open.spotify.com/album/7q5tX0s1K3VPb4ztxYTAKr

Moe x Roe – Vibes

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Moe x Roe contemporizes classic 90s sound with new album ‘Back & Better’ 

BAY AREA, CA – Once Moe Maurice and Ramon Perio linked up, the chemistry was impossible to ignore. The two friends have become so close that they literally think of each other as brothers, and the devasting duo is today poised to take over the music industry in impressive ways. Their infectious new single “Vibes,” produced by Majik VanDusen, showcases a smooth fusion of hip-hop and R&B for a vibe that could literally be played anywhere – in a movie, at the store, or even just on the balcony while enjoying a glass of lemonade. It’s the first single off the new album “Back & Better.” In an industry inundated with generic trap beats and sterile, often unintelligible lyrics, this Cali-bred duo is ready to usher in a new era of hip-hop and R&B Soul, infiltrating the music landscape with a new sound on the melodic “Back & Better” album. It’s a project that’s destined to disrupt the monotony of repetitive sounds and stale subject matter. 

“Me and my brother took some time off from music because we were each dealing with different issues,” Moe said. “We both, in very real ways, had to focus on putting a roof over our heads. We were sleeping on friends’ couches and going through some difficult things. But when we came back together we had grown so much as human beings, and we feel like we’re in a better position for people to see who we are as artists. This project is very triumphant as it celebrates that return.” 

Moe x Roe is exactly what the world of music needs today. Their unique sound and style brings a new energy to an industry that’s been thirsty for a drink of fresh vibes. With influences for many genres, their sound perfectly blends different sounds and styles from a variety of eras. R&B and hip-hop certainly remain at the forefront of what they’re doing, but they also infuse other sounds that wouldn’t typically be associated with those genres. And anyone who listens to the full album will recognize a deep appreciation from these artists of the 1990s and the grooves that were being created during that decade. 

“We feel like we’ve contemporized that 90s sound,” Roe said. “We both still listen to a lot of the 90s rappers and R&B artists, and we wanted to stay true to that sound and where we’re from, but contemporize it to the climate we’re in now. There’s not a sound out here that’s like us. It’s like we’re creating a new genre for music.” 

As the duo rides the wave of interest from this new album, they’re also hard at work on more music to release later this year. They’ve talked about creating a deluxe version of “Back & Better,” and they’re looking at booking some live shows in the coming weeks and months.

To listen to Moe x Roe’s music, or to follow them on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://unitedmasters.com/moe-x-roe 

https://soundcloud.com/moexroe/vibes 

https://www.facebook.com/ramonperioofficial/ 

https://www.instagram.com/ramonperio/ 

https://www.instagram.com/iammoemaurice/ 

https://www.instagram.com/realmoeandroe/