State Space – Lanterns of Tomorrow

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International artist State Space meets listeners at intersection of art and reality 

BERLIN, GERMANY – Anyone who has a background in science can tell you that there’s a popular term called “State Space” that refers to a range of possible variables. For Ukraine-born artist Vova Tumasiants, it’s the perfect metaphor of his life and artistry, and it’s the reason why he has adopted the term as his stage name as he embarks on a journey of international attention with his new music. 

Trained as an engineer and currently living in Berlin, Germany, State Space has always been a lover of music and uses every spare moment he has to create his own brand of sound. As his name implies, he’s a multi-faceted artist and all-around lover of music who adopts a limitless approach to creation. His body of work to date is impressively unique, diverse, and deeply imaginative. He draws inspiration from a variety of sources – from 90s Brit Rock bands like Oasis and The Verve, to Classic Rock groups like Led Zeppelin and Queen, and even Pop icons Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. And through those inspirations he has developed a genre-fluid approach to his own musical creations. 

That individuality takes center stage on his new single “Lanterns of Tomorrow,” which is set to release across all streaming platforms in early December. Listeners familiar with Oasis and The Verve will immediately recognize those bands’ influences on State Space with this single. The ethereal EDM opening makes way for a truly alt-rock vibe that’s one part singer/songwriter and one part 90s nostalgia. The song has a mellow groove to it that just feels good – like you’re cruising down the highway on a beautiful autumn day. It’s a song about a guy who keeps chasing his dreams and doesn’t give up. Like lanterns in the night, he sees the hope of a brighter future, even in the midst of his darkness. Ultimately, it’s a song that says, “Tomorrow will be good. Everything you hope to achieve can be realized, if you only keep on trying.” 

“I like the warm sound that comes with bringing together the British alt-rock sound and the Pop vibes that I’m such a big fan of,” State Space said. “This song in particular sounds kind of chill – almost bittersweet – but also with that warm kind of vibe that I’m always trying to create. It’s very much an autumnal song, with no hard rock guitar riffs or anything like that. But this is just one example of my music. I don’t have any specific genre that I make music in. I have alt-rock songs, and disco songs, and singer/songwriter songs, and everything in between. My upcoming debut EP will be kind of a funky Pop kind of a vibe with some catchy melodies. And I hope people come to recognize that special approach I’m taking when it comes to making music.” 

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/state.space/ 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/statespacemsc 

Website: https://statespacemusic.com 

Wowashwow – Pussy Power

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‘I’m A Hashole’ Reveals the Real Wowashwow

LOS ANGELES – Singer, songwriter, entertainer, activist, and social media influencer are words used to describe Wowashwow, but her latest album, “I’m A Hashole,” reveals the real woman behind the titles.

“This album is a full representation of who I am and not a representation of what I think people want me to be,” she explained. 

A combination of hip hop and mainstream pop, the nine-track album slated to be released on Nov. 26 is a creative masterpiece of the artist known for her legendary music videos, performances, and body-shaking beats. 

In true Wowashwow style, she describes “I’m A Hashole” as “shit that you can shake your ass off to when you listen to this album. I create music that not only makes me happy, makes me want to dance, and makes me want to feel good, but when someone else listens to it, they can shake their motherf*ckin’ ass.” 

The first single off “I’m A Hashole” is “PU$$I Power.” “The whole song is about an attitude and way of life,” she said, describing the song that is not just about female genitalia but a way of life – that is confident, positive, and ready to hustle. “PU$$I is an attitude like if you’re a bad bitch, which can be a woman, man, or gender fluid person.” 

The Queen of Making Bops is currently working on the “PU$$I Power” music video, which will be released at the end of 2021 or early 2022. It is sure to be epic! 

Switching gears and toning down the tempo, the album single, “Eyes Wide Shut,” pays homage to the South Jersey/Philadelphia native’s rock ‘n roll roots and harkens back to when she was lead singer and guitarist in a punk rock band. Beyond the song’s hard-driving beats and multiple vocal ranges, its message is clear. “It’s a song about letting people know that you’re here and that you cannot push me away from my goals, my dreams, my aspirations, (and) the things that I want. Even with my eyes shut, I can see through all the bullshit, and I keep pushing forward.” 

Overall, “I’m A Hashole” is an upbeat hip-hop album representing the best of Wowashwow. Staying true to herself and keeping it real, all the lyrics were all composed by Wowashwow. The album was created using live instrumentation and without autotune. Whether it is booming vocals, freestyling raps, ass shaking jams, “I’m A Hashole” is pure perfection – pure Wowashwow. 

As much as Wowashwow loves music, she is an activist for the Cannabis industry and uses her platform to remove the stigma associated with it. Using her trademark sarcasm for the album’s title, nothing is sarcastic about her passion for the Cannabis industry.  In addition to headlining Cannabis conventions and expos, she is a 2022 Orange County Cannabis Award Musician of the Year nominee, an honor she does not take for granted. “I’m as passionate about the Cannabis industry as much as I am about music,” she said.  

With roots dedicated to the stoners and the body-positive community, Wowashwow said, “I’m 100% me, and I bring those weird and awkward energies to the stage. There’s this connotation that when I get on stage and I’m just going to stand and be in one single spot, (and) not move around – then I go running across the stage and ten-inch platforms, like Mick Jagger. I have an entire seven-piece live band behind me with dancers and everything. It’s a vibe, and I love it. It’s real music. Honestly, the album’s f*cking fire; it’s a really good album.” 

Make sure to stay connected to Wowashwow on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/wowashwow/1556518010

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hashleys-world

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jDJwm4kamVhHaDMtWG9Di

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxlaDVq6n7y4h07D_vKPfA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wowashwow/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wowashwow?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wowashwow1

Darshania – Astral Traveling (feat. Illuminati Congo)

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Darshania Fuses New Age with Hip Hop for “Heart Chakra”

ST. CROIX – As a yogini, healing artist, musician, and writer, Darshania continues her life journey with the release of the album “Heart Chakra.

The full-length album containing seven tracks was produced by Kiva, DJ Cave, Abstract Butta Fingaz, and the late Ras G. “Heart Chakra” represents a body of work that answers a call from deep inside the planet and liberates the hearts of listeners while creating a more beautiful world

“My voice has always been something that has been a healer for me through the things I’ve been through in my life,” said Darshania. “Through writing and performing, there’s a connection that happens when you hear music like this. It’s such a universal language; you can touch so many people even if they don’t speak your language.

Diving into the new age, with mystical melodies and soothing beats, the single “Telepathic” focuses on love. While some refer to love as only romantic, Darshania says the song “explores the depth of love between a mother and her child, and her partner. It explores the love between the ocean, the love with nature, and having a love for ritual and an understanding how important that is to keep that going and your life to be connected to the Earth.

The “Telepathic” music video was shot on a California beach demonstrates these forms of love while showcasing the oceanfront vistas and sandy meditation

Shifting gears, Darshania, who is of West Indian, Blackfoot Creole, and Filipino heritage, gives listeners an inside look at her journey from a life of hardships to a successful artist, musician, and mediation guru.

In her single “Prism Pyramid,” produced by the late Ras G., Darshania said, “I was predicting a better future for myself. I wrote that song when I was living in a bad place with a bunch of roaches everywhere. I literally went downstairs in the studio of that place and recorded that song myself, and it was me wanting to create my future and speaking to myself. But it also was empowerment to remember that your mental, physical, and spiritual health are more valuable than anything else that you have.”

With additional tracks featuring guest vocalists Illuminati Congo and Poetic S., “Heart Chakra” takes listeners on a spiritual odyssey while permitting music to be their guide. “The journey is about loving yourself. That journey is about tapping into that frequency of your heart and in my spiritual practice. It is believed that the heart, rather than the brain is the source of human wisdom,” explained Darshania.

While some music aims at the darker side of life, Darshania’s music is vastly different. “We need to bring the love back into our music. We are not progressing by sharing bad messages, disrespecting our women or brothers, or sharing anything involving violence and killing. That’s just killing our people. It’s time for evolution to step forward and step through because love is what’s going to lead the way.”

Make sure to stay connected to Darshania on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Website: https://www.darshania.co

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/darshania

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwfkZERoAqCL5MNUzISoB_w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darshania

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darshania/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darshania

Al-Rickjames – Sprinter Van (Feat. Trapmonstajugg)

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Jamaican Vibes Come Alive on “Trap Caribbean,” as Al Rickjames Brings It 

ATLANTA – As trap music becomes more mainstream, many artists struggle to stand out among others. For Al Rickjames, the music speaks for it.  

Utilizing his Jamaican heritage and love for trap music, Rickjames combined both for a unique sound on his first album, “Trap Caribbean.” 

“I use my Jamaican culture with dancehall reggae music,” said Al Rickjames. “It is a mixture of trap music and dance. I mix both cultures and call it Trap Caribbean.” 

A Jamaican native, Rickjames is known throughout the club scene as a talented hip hop, dancehall, and songwriter who infuses the sounds from his hometowns of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Atlanta. The result is a diverse collection of melodies and catchy hooks.   

While his discography is vast, “Trap Caribbean” is the first album the artist released, and fans are in for a masterpiece that throws down a nonstop vibe. Packed with fifteen singles, the album is on multiple streaming platforms and getting noticed as a fan favorite within days of its release.  

“Trap Caribbean” begins with “Anything You Want,” a mixture of all things Al Rickjames. This dancehall gem jumps off from the start and never lets up. “This song is like a metaphoric word for me because it can mean anything,” he said. “It could be talking about a woman, and it can also be talking about living in the street and how things can get crazy things. It’s about me just being a man, and I’m saying that I can give you anything you want.” 

Featuring fellow artist Jubee Kane, “Get Back There” is an afro reggae rap song that demonstrates Rickjames ability to blend genres and get a spectacular sound that no one in the industry can match. “I’m trying to be different. I’m coming at it in a way like nobody. When you listen to it, you just catch a vibe,” he said.  

While Rickjames is riding the current vibe of “Trap Caribbean,” life has not always been good. Struggling throughout his childhood, the 35-year-old artist landed in prison for ten years. Instead of allowing those ten years to become a life sentence of bitterness and regret, Rickjames spent the time educating himself and planning for a better future. “Ten years is a long time, man,” said Rickjames. “It made me come out as a positive person because I took the time and really changed myself so that I could come out as a positive person.” 

The evolution from leaving the hood to living a successful life is evident in his album. “As an artist. I’m trying to be positive in my music, not negative. Even though I’ve been through rough circumstances in my life, I still put out positive music,” he explained. 

Summing up “Trap Caribbean” and its vast array of separate genres and catchy vibes, Rickjames said, “People in the world want to hear different sounds. Nobody sounds like me. I’m creating my own sound. It’s a different wave. It’s my style.” 

Make sure to stay connected to Al Rickjames on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts. 

Websites: www.alrickjames.comhttps://unitedmasters.com/al-rickjames  

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/trap-caribbean-feat-jubee-kane-millye-trapmonstajugg/1591252003 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alrickjames 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5dI8mddyp8gug9cTOoNR3H?si=GO5ID8BlQIyYKKm2hInSqw&nd=1 

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/album/201766538 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXYkpVRWbAzpeMiZ4lTADg  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickjames876/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/al_rickjames/?hl=en  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/al_rickjames

The Corduroy Blue – Could it be?

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Retro-Inspired, The Corduroy Blue, Defines Alt-Rock with “Could It Be?”  

ATLANTA – A rising alt-rock band, The Corduroy Blue is taking fans on a nostalgic journey to some of the best sounds from the 90s to 2000s, coupled with today’s cutting lyrics and electric performances with flashes of Elton John and The Beatles.

Taking inspiration from music ranging from the 1960s to the early 2000s, brothers Atticus and Luke Roness have taken the Atlanta music scene by storm and are gearing up for national attention with their band, The Corduroy Blue.

“Our music is a really cool mix between mainstream and the retro sounds. It’s not underground or indie,” explained Atticus. “It’s genuine. We are doing music that we love.”

That “genuine” style is on full display in their latest melodic pop-rock song, “Could It Be?” Written pre-pandemic, the song comments on loneliness during the age of virtual connections coupled with the band’s signature pounding drums, soaring vocals, and catchy hooks. The track takes listeners on a journey climaxing in an explosion of energy and good vibrations representing the best from The Corduroy Blue.

“We all have the capacity to be connected, and still these may be the loneliest times you’ve ever been in especially coming out of the pandemic,” said Atticus. “It’s funny that it foreshadowed the pandemic and the loneliness you get from having contact only by the internet.”

With vibes like 90s pop-rock and Third Eye Blind, Luke agrees and adds that the “Could It Be?” music video gives the song a carefree yet collaborative look at its lyrics.

“We enjoy matching visuals with our song to see exactly where our minds were when we were like writing it and, you know, producing it,” said Luke. “Each song brings a different mood and tone, so every music video feels very different.”

The “Could It Be?” video was shot in Chattanooga by Atlanta’s visual artist and photographer Matthew Fain, who the brothers consider the third member of The Corduroy Blue.

With similar sounding vocals and being just 18 months apart in age, Atticus and Luke say they are more like twins than just brothers. But fans who pack the Atlanta metro venues know the difference. Atticus is the duo’s frontman who explodes with energetic moves and gyrations while belting out The Corduroy Blue lyrics and playing guitar. With his curly hair and ripped physique, Luke kicks it on the drums while singing background vocals and harmonies.

Even though The Corduroy Blue lends its sounds from alt-rock bands of the past, they are not a cover band. The duo utilizes the 90s to 2000s vibes to create The Corduroy Blue genre. “We are doing something different,” acknowledged Atticus. “There isn’t anybody making the kind of music that we’re making. We are aiming to make a song for everybody.”

Summing up their musical goals, Luke said, “If you can take a little break from reality, that’s really why we make music and perform. We aren’t doing it for the clout or whatever. We just want to bring life to our music and enjoyment in the world with our music.”

With a growing discography, The Corduroy Blue is rearing up for another single to drop in January. Still, in the meantime, they are packing in Atlanta-area venues with their eclectic sound and high-energy performances. Future concert information is always posted on their socials.

Make sure to stay connected to The Corduroy Blue on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-corduroy-blue/1521431809

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-958244528

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IG1k2ZKhFgXhtm3rGGPAg

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zkm_kBh3Is

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecorduroyblue/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecorduroyblue/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecordurboys

GB Flame – Want it my way

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“Emotion$ 2” Burns with Passion as GB Flame Gets Lyrical about Real Life

LOUIS – Independent hip hop and rap artist GB Flame is not holding back with his latest album, “Emotion$ 2.”Packed with melodic rhymes and smooth hooks, he brings real-life issues to the forefront while keeping it real and offering hope for a better tomorrow. 

“Growing up in St. Louis has made me trauma-informed. Seeing a lot of tragedy and then seeing how people interact with each other in the city made a great impact on my music,” said GB Flame. “With my music, I’m going for a positive outlook and bring some positivity to the world.” 

Combining his love for hip hop and rap, “Emotion$ 2” is packed with songs of both genres. Influenced by Lil Wayne’s iconic ability to deliver catchphrases and punch lines, Flame showcases his versatility by switching from lyrical hip-hop to hard-hitting rap tracks. Setting him further apart from others is his vibe and clarity. “Other than the positivity, I have a lot of music with a fast-paced delivery. I also make sure there is a lot of clarity in the music,” he explained.  

Intentionally choosing to write and record songs void of guns, drugs, and sex, Flame is making a difference one song at a time with content many other artists shy away from, such as mental health. 

The eight-track album, “Emotion$ 2,” begins with “Trip The Great (TTG),” which pays tribute to Flame’s best friend who died by suicide. With a melodic tone and slower approach combined with a rapid-fire delivery, “Trip The Great (TTG)” focuses on the pressures of everyday life and especially those facing the black community. “The song is more about just opening up yourself when you feel closed; just having a conversation and using the words to seek help because, in our community, people don’t speak about those problems,” he said. 

Displaying his ability to perform hip hop, “Contraband” puts Flame in the elite group of artists who can do it all. Representing his gritty side while blending his unique artistry, “‘Contraband’ shows you that I can get on a beat with my lyrics and make positive music there as well.” 

While “Emotion$ 2” is a worthy album and puts Flame in the conversation as an up-and-coming artist to watch, “Want It My Way” may be the album’s best song that showcases the St. Louis native. With a smooth groove coupled with Flame’s poetic rhapsodies, the message is clear: “Want it my way. I don’t compromise.”  

“In this world, we can be negative or positive,” he said. “I want everybody to look at the world through a positive life and realize there’s a solution for every problem. People need to focus on their own business, and don’t worry about comparing ‘cuz the comparison is what kills people’s pockets.” 

In addition to writing and performing, Flame plays the saxophone and piano and is home in the studio. While he relies on others to mix and master his tracks, Flame prides himself is his creativity, ability to adapt, and work ethic.  

With an upcoming music video in its final stages, Flame gives fans more music, which he drops on all streaming platforms. Recently, “Hats Off,” a freestyling masterpiece shot in his hometown, satisfies fans until his next big release. Until then, fans love “Emotion$ 2” for its bold truth, determined lyrics, and melodic mastery.  

Make sure to stay connected to GB Flame on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/emotion$-2/1592893807

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1BAlCHcZB0rLxLLgkVjBgJ

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtSiRB6SpyPU_8N3GZLCXg

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/FlameMusicGroup/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gb_flame/

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM84qkfLU/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gb_flame

Paul Hoover – Totally Tubed

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“Totally Tubed” Rides the High on Streaming Platforms, Showcasing Dale Bushka’s Songwriting Techniques 

SAUGUS, CALIFORNIA – Dale Bushka is a versatile songwriter stepping out into the limelight with his original song, “Totally Tubed,” and getting noticed for his melodic lyrics and ability to appeal to listeners in numerous genres.  

“I am very creative,” said Dale Bushka, who’s been writing songs for 50 years. “When you listen to today’s songs, and, believe me, I’ve been listening to the newer songs. A lot of these songs are formulated. They’re the same song over and over again. But my songs are all different.” 

Bushka’s writing style is multifaceted, allowing his songs to extend into multiple genres. Pop, Christian, Rock, and Country songs are found in his songwriting discography. 

However, he is not looking to fill a particular musical style but related to fans with original music and heartfelt lyrics. Unlike other artists who write, sing, and produce their work, Bushka is a songwriter seeking a singer, band, and producer. Previously he worked with a friend who produced, sang, and performed on his songs. However, as life would have it, his friend pursued other career opportunities leaving Bushka, a songwriter, without a band. Not letting that stop him, Bushka is promoting the songs that have been produced in hopes of connecting to musicians looking for a songwriter.  

“Totally Tubed” is a fun pop song featured on YouTube that showcases Bushka’s songwriting abilities. Keeping summer alive throughout the year, the piece focuses on a surfer facing a giant wave who bails out ‘fore he wipes out. Not letting the wave get the best of him, he jumps back on his board and prepares for the next big wave.  

With a strong chorus and catchy beach-like vibe, the song is packed with fun. “It is just like surfing. It’s about enjoying and loving life. ‘Totally Tubed’ brings back that kind of fun and enjoyment everybody can relate to,” he said. 

In addition to “Totally Tubed,” Bushka is getting noticed with “Badass Jesus.” While the song title may indicate a negative take on Christianity, the opposite is true. “Badass Jesus” is an edgy punk rock song that strikes a chord with listeners. “Instead of being a passive song, it shows Jesus as a strong person and teaches us to be strong,” said Bushka.  

While Bushka is not seeking fame and fortune from his songwriting, he is passionate about his craft. “I create music, and I want to put it out there for everyone to enjoy. It is what I do and love.”


Make sure to stay connected to Dale Bushka for new music. 
 
Badass Jesus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhyQrI7kfgM 
 
Totally Tubed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc9DjJEbYQ8 

Shocks Band – One Hit Wonder

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Shocks Band Blends Pop and Jazz in “One Hit Wonder” Album 

FLAGLER BEACH – The term “one-hit wonder” usually refers to an artist that has a hit and never releases another single to reach the previous song’s popularity. That is not the case for Shocks Band and their latest album, “One Hit Wonder.” 

The ten-track LP is packed full of fan-favorite original songs written and performed by Eric Whitman.  

“There really wasn’t anything new out in 2020 and 2021,” explained Eric Whitman. “So, I figured this was a good time for me to do an album because, with the pandemic, I was stuck home. So, I wrote all the songs.” 

“One Hit Wonder” is 100% studio work compared to the Shock Band’s 2011 album, “A Dedication to Alan Zill,” containing live tracks.  

Mixing pop music with some New Orleans style jazz, Whitman’s latest album hits all the right notes and gains popularity on streaming platforms and CD sales. While many fans enjoy the ease of streaming music, the “One Hit Wonder” CD is unique with its hand-drawn cover art by Whitman’s daughter Danielle Whitman. Additionally, liner notes credit the musicians who play on the album’s tracks, which fans do not get to see when streaming music.  

“I had music producers Nicole and Courtney with me in the studio, and I played with several other young musicians on the saxophone and lead guitar,” explained the Miami native who plays rhythm and bass guitar on the album.  

With its signature guitar riffs and some sweet melodies, the single “I Don’t Know (Voice)” is getting the attention of pop and rock lovers. The album contains two versions because when it’s good, why choose just one version – right?  

“Everybody seems to like it. It’s a really good song,” said Whitman. “I wrote the song because every time I turned the news on, there were all these unknowns. We don’t know about this; we don’t know about that. The song just came to me, and I knew I had to record it.” 

When asked if he got any of his questions answered, Whitman replied with a chuckle, “You’ll have to listen to the song; maybe it’ll explain it.” 

While “I Don’t Know (Voice)” is picking up traction on streaming platforms, Whitman said it is not the only “One Hit Wonder” song getting noticed. The album’s diversity appeals to music fans who enjoy rock, pop, and jazz.  

“It all depends on how I wake up in the morning. It’s like whatever comes. It’s just mine. I play it,” explained Whitman about his writing style. “I just go with the flow.” 

“One Hit Wonder” also contains “New Orleans,” a jazzy tune with a haunting tenor sax, while “Starlite” showcases a mandolin that “kicks butt.” But Whitman does not put his writing into a box to please fans.  

“When people see the ‘One Hit Wonder’ cover, they want to play it. I want them to have fun and enjoy the music.” 

Make sure to stay connected to Shocks Band on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts. 

Website: https://ericwhitmanshocksband.hearnow.com/  

Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HHLDLPK?linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1&tag=fndcmpgns-20  

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/one-hit-wonder/1588098924  

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/262484202 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4uNDVRQOBBDxvEwjTcJ4Ul 

Nikell Ariel – Only God

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‘Only God’ Hits Home with Nikell Ariel, Showcasing Raw Honesty

ATLANTA – Never losing sight of who she is, Nikell Ariel gets honest with fans in her latest single, “Only God,” which focuses on being truthful with yourself and your circumstances.

The charismatic, soft-spoken singer and songwriter embraces her past by sharing her struggles and melodic undertones throughout the song. “I’m into just keeping it honest. I’ve been through a lot, so my music is displaying things that I’ve been through, things that I’ve learned throughout my life,” explained Nikell Ariel.

When Nikell Ariel was a young child, her parents died from HIV AIDS. Instead of letting that define her life, she persevered by turning to music. “I prefer my music to be positive because I have just been through so much, and it is good to shed light on different experiences. God has been a big influence in my life because of the things that I have been through,” she added.

Many times, hearing the word “God” and music indicates a “preachy” gospel song, but that is not the case with “Only God.” In fact, “Only God” is a confident rap anthem that garners attention on streaming platforms. The music video is the perfect accompaniment to the song as it shows how life’s ups and downs affect people, such as drug use, domestic violence, and poverty. Meanwhile, Nikell Ariel looks on, rapping that life is what it is, and you must take responsibility for your actions, and “Only God” can and should make judgments.

“I wrote ‘Only God’ in the summer during the pandemic,” she said. “It was a chance to look at myself and what I’ve been through, what I struggle with, faith in His learning, and that I just need to depend on God. I want to express my struggles and let you know that we all just struggle with different things. When we recognize that, we see that we are all human – nothing is really that different.”

While “Only God” is a rap song, it is a testament to Ariel’s confidence, in-your-face charismatic hooks, and melodic undertones that showcase her ability to harmonize and change her voice.

Describing her latest hit, Ariel said, “It’s original, and it’s authentic. It’s just me. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve been through. It has made me who I am today. If I can get it out there, it’ll help somebody, even if it’s just one person – I’m OK with that.”

While Ariel is not planning on slowing down, she is releasing her latest single and music video. “I love doing music. It doesn’t matter about the money. I have just to keep it going ‘cuz it’s something that I love,” she said.

When asked about the song’s title, she replied, “I’m the coolest person that loves God that you ever (will) meet. And you know what? At the same time, I’m not here to judge anybody ‘cuz I’m dealing with the same things you’re dealing with right now. I just rap about it.”

Make sure to stay connected to Nikell Ariel on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-166964536

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gNnD7T5QTn42fg6XKIc1c

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiENjDvuU60

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Bros Inc – Hide

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Bros Inc tap into pain of the streets on inspiring new EP ‘Bully Way Living’

BALTIMORE, MD – Ma’el and Yasha Muhammad – AKA Bully Boy and 410 YDB – are biological brothers who make up the dynamic duo known as Bros Inc. This powerhouse hip-hop duo is lighting up the East Coast with their unique swag and standout style, which is featured on their new album “Bully Way Living,” for which they already have a deal with RMG Music/Sony. Featuring 10 songs that showcase their hometown of Baltimore City, the album is one part an introduction to the natural talents of these two brothers, and another part a display of such originality that many industry insiders are starting to sit up and pay attention.

The songs on the album are inspired by real life situations from the lives of these two brothers. The way they weave stories and rap about how they feel about what’s going on today is inspiring and thought-provoking. Their style is also entertaining and ready-made for chilling with friends or having a fun night out on the town. In fact, it’s that kind of carefree lifestyle mixed with hard work and perseverance that these brothers say equates to “Bully Way Living.”

“It’s about doing your thing and living life how you want,” Bully Boy said. “Just do what you want to get where you want to go without taking anything from anyone. We living the Bully way, and this album is us letting them know what’s going on.”

The debut single from the project is a song called “Hide,” the video for which just hit YouTube on Oct. 14. It’s a song about people who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. According to the brothers, there have been too many occasions in their lives in which someone has promised to do something for them, but then never made good on that promise. They don’t walk the walk. This song, therefore, is a challenge to anyone listening that “You gotta stand on what you got going on,” they said.

“All this Internet talk won’t get you nowhere,” said 410 YBD. “You gotta stand on it, because if you don’t we’ll find where you hide.”

Born and raised in the violent drug-infested streets of Baltimore City, these two brothers have experienced their fair share of pain and hardship. They’ve lost three older brothers – one of them killed by Baltimore police, one murdered by gang violence and one passing from a drug overdose. That pain and struggle comes through in every single lyric and vibe they create through their music. In fact, it’s rap and music at large that helped them cope with the hardships of their lives, and by using that artform as a natural outlet they discovered a unique ability to connect with others.

“We feed off that everyday life we’re living,” Bully Boy said. “When we go in that booth it’s like two people with one mind, and we’re rapping about things we’re really living out. Ain’t no fake. Ain’t no script to this. That’s why it’s so authentic. It’s so real and raw. It’s like we uncut. The game ain’t uncut anymore, but we’re giving the real out.”

“Hide” is currently available across all streaming platforms.

To listen to Bros Inc., or to follow them on social media, please visit the following links:
https://open.spotify.com/album/3NgfL6Uerg6y9jHi9oxJBo?si=LC29sM3bRUy80xluVS8KOQ&utm_source=copy-link
https://open.spotify.com/track/5BLi4ahPH2sRrPxPgao5ht
https://youtube.com/channel/UChG36MBB7QnDaGAit-ha8nw
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/ByYQp
https://www.facebook.com/BullyMusicRecords/

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