The new lead single "Jump On It," follows a string of buzzworthy hits by the new duo Layomi The Tampa Baes including previous releases, "No Apologizes" and "Dope Boyz." As the center of attention in today's music, the new Florida act makes a must-hear first impression in the release of their debut project, titled, You, Me & The 813.
Made during a pandemic, the new album captures the everyday life of the new act as they navigate through the unknown like the rest of the world during the COVID-19 outbreak. Not allowing their momentum to burn out due to the halt of live entertainment and interaction, the girls provide fans with a full-length effort that defines the act's futuristic sound.
The new duo on the audio adventure:
"We created this project as a soundtrack to your everyday life regardless if you're taking a walk in the park or going through a bad breakup, our ultimate desire is to bring happiness to you through our music. We come from a place where people are inspired to be in the entertainment business and actually have the talent but lack the resources. Tampa isn't only what we would consider paradise, but a cauldron of untapped talent. The 813 means everything to us.
At a young age we learned that you have to leave the nest to make it happen and bring back the resources similar to Odysseus and the journey of the hero. The trials and tribulations of this journey are the driving forces behind the music of “You,Me & the 813." We created this project as a soundtrack to your everyday life regardless if you're taking a walk in the park or going through a bad breakup, our ultimate desire is to bring happiness to you through our music.
Truthfully, this is a great time for women and music and we feel our music is what the world has been missing."
Perseverance is one of the key factors of success and that is something that Peekskill, NY native LifeTrav knows very well. Having been raised in a public housing project known as Bohlman Towers, the youngster was abandoned by his father, forcing his mother (who died suddenly in 2020) to raise him and his brother by her lonesome. Trouble soon came knocking as LifeTrav was ordered to remain on house arrest for 6 months at the age of 17. With nothing but time on his hands, he decided to pour all of his energy into music with the goal of becoming rap’s next big superstar.
Now 25-years-old, his YPF Crew & Management company has signed an exclusive joint venture and partnership with JMBG Music to distribute all of his music along with his YPF artist signed to his label. Backed by support from Hot 97's DJ Drewski, his manager YPF-Quasia and a bevy of music industry veterans such as Dale “Rage” Resteghini, Jonathan Michael (Ruff Ryders, First Priority Music), Ben Goldman (Epic, Columbia), and Jason Jordan (Symphnoic), the sky is truly the limit for LifeTrav. Set to release new music to the masses in 2021, he kicks things off with the music video for his high energy single Hard to Dance, which is directed by Rage.
Today, rising star Yung Pooda releases the visual presentation to his new hit "Chicken N Grits" featuring Dreamdoll. In preparation for an anticipated 2021 album, Pooda plays an ambitious cook in the Mokablu-directed video with dreams of leveling up but first, must deal with refund-demanding disgruntle customers. At the home of the big booty, Pooda is surrounded by voluptuous co-workers but comes face-to-face with the face of the moniker in an extremely angry Dreamdoll, who comes in barking orders, demanding compensation, taking the crown of Miss Big Booty Chick.
The chemistry between Pooda and Dreamdoll is electric. Fans will be obsessed with the collaboration and demand more between the two in the near future -- possibly a collaboration album. Yung Pooda released three new singles in 2020, including "Chicken N Grits." All in preparation of a full-length album, currently in the works, expected for a Summer 2021 release. "Chicken N Grits" is produced by Mid Jordan.
After the view, continue following Yung Pooda daily on Instagram. "Chicken N Grits" is available now via 10 Records/EMPIRE. Dreamdoll appears on the song via District 18.
Watch the full video for "Chicken N Grits" below.
In 2020, the refreshing new southern sound and superproducer Tay Keith-consignment of the emerging new group, FastCash Boyz, made them one of the hottest new factions in today's Hip Hop. While a force to be reckoned with collectively, as the year comes to a close, the group displays solo popularity among group members like the standout individual, FastCash Jizzle. Been building his own limelight for a couple of months now, Jizzle delivers his best work yet in the new single, titled, "Racks."
Pulling up in the roaring Hellcat, directed by Jolo. Jizzle raps about stacking up blue faces and living the lavish lifestyle of a hood star. A natural presence in front of the camera, Jizzle drip and bars excel to new heights gradually before our eyes. Turning doubters into believers, Jizzle shows us that man make the money, money doesn't make the man.
The song is magnetic, he explains with the following statement: "I was just sitting in the studio with Ace C and Denaro (the producers of the song) in Atlanta and the first beat they played I started mumbling the chorus. It came so natural to me and of course I had Racks in a Fanny pack."
"Racks" follows Jizzle's previously released videos, "Cash Flow" and "Mixed Motions." All set to appear on Jizzle's upcoming debut, slated for late-2020/early-2021 release. Until then, continue to follow Fastcash Jizzle daily on Instagram.
Miami’s hottest new rapper Dyamond Doll is dropping her latest single “Sugar Daddy” and it features Jackboy who is from Pompano Beach. The catchy song and video with the South Florida rappers released Friday, October 23.
They teamed up after Jackboy heard Doll’s “Sugar Daddy” track at Circle House Studios and thought it was a good fit and wanted to be a part of this project. “I am honored and thrilled for the opportunity to work with Jackboy, one of the biggest rappers who is on the rise,” said rapper Dyamond Doll. Jackboy is part of Kodak Black’s Sniper Gang.
Doll has an impressive list of names for collaborations on her Dyamond in the Rough EP. The EP features 8 songs. Additional tracks on her EP include “Miami Heat Dwade Remix” featuring Miami legends Trina, Ball Greezy and DJ Irie; the original version of “Dwade” featuring Trina; “Automatic” featuring Legaxy and Tory Lanez; and LPB Poody for “Money Make Me Wet”. Ball Greezy is currently working on more collaborations with the artist.
Dark Boys Records is based in South Florida and was founded by CEO Joe B. The label features local recording artists Dyamond Doll and Legaxy. For more information on Dark Boys Records, please visit https://www.darkboysrecords.com.
Nai is an ascending R&B singer with tremendous talent, exciting music and anticipation to be the next big thing in R&B. Today, she continues her ascent with the release of her new EP, titled, May 3rd (The Remixes). The new release is arguably the origin of a lot of great music to come from the new artist in 2021.
Available on Hardcover Records LLC, the six-song reimagined work includes standout singles, like "Alive," "Don't Make Me" and "Make You Mine" featuring Timmy. And with the remixes, Nai displays superior vocal range and abilities. She has complete control and an ear that is well in tune with what fans want from their music as we head into the future. May 3rd (The Remixes) is a portal to further exploring the rising star's complete catalog. Discover Nai and her magnetic new sound, today.
Yolo Ru is an artist and former athlete born in Trinidad and Tobago, raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Yolo Ru, his mother, and younger brother Koon Ru relocated to America when he was a teenager for more opportunities and he began playing basketball and football. He was eventually offered several scholarships to attend D1 colleges but unfortunately, he got into legal troubles and his sports dreams came to a sudden halt. Although in a new country, both brothers found themselves turning to the streets. Koon Ru, would, unfortunately, face legal troubles also as he was placed on house arrest while awaiting trial for a murder charge.
It was during this time period that both brothers began to understand their reality and wanted more for their lives. Koon Ru was always fascinated with music and built a home studio at their mother’s house. Music has always intrigued Yolo Ru and the brothers began sharing their stories on beats and began building their joint catalog of music. One day while recording, the police arrested Koon Ru for the murder charge mid song and he was handed 7 years. This prompted Yolo Ru to commit to keeping their dreams of being musicians active and the Ru Gang brand was birthed.
Yolo Ru credits his mother and Jay-Z as his greatest influences and applied their principles of determination to teach himself how to record, mix, engineer, and developed a plan to release their music. Yolo Ru and Koon Ru’s musical styles and flows are like night and day but when it comes together for a song, it is perfect harmony. They are known for their street prophecies, melodies, and hard punchlines.
"Make Moves Quietly and Let The Impact Be Loud!!” This is a saying that Yolo Ru lives by and it is evident in his music.
In 2017, Koon Ru was released and came home to the Ru Gang brand buzzing around their city. The brothers then released their debut project, ‘Blood Brothers’ hosted by music royalty DJ Scream. That project featured notable records such as “Smash Hit” and “Rumble” which has over 100,000 plays on Spotify. DJ Scream took a liking to their story and bond and doubled back for the second edition of ‘Blood Brothers 2’ released in 2018.
The brothers have since toured and performed in parts of New York, Florida, Atlanta, California, and their hometown, Trinidad and Tobago. They released ‘Ru Two Times’ in 2019 and ‘Pinky & Tha Brain’ in 2020. Yolo Ru’s most recent solo single “Chasing a Bag” is nearing 200,000 streams on Spotify and he has worked with the likes of Duke Deuce, Toosie, Idontknojeffery, and DJ Swamp Izzo. 2021 will embark on the Ru Gang brothers 12 year journey in music and they continue to self fund their careers, brands, and merchandise.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Izabel Honey.
Hi Izabel, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Ever since I was little, I was always around music from me watching my mom sing and dance to JLo to karaoke nights with my grandpa. In Growing up, I moved schools a lot so I got bullied a lot and my dad was locked up basically my whole childhood so I became kind of depressed and was a troubled teen it was pretty tuff. Music was always my outlet just put some headphones on, play some music and it felt like everything was gonna be okay. Music really got me through some dark times. It basically saved my life at one point. I didn’t start writing and making my own music until 2020 right before the big pandemic. Having more free time with not working really pushed me to take on my career head on and I haven’t looked back since. I’m so grateful and blessed that I can even be pursuing my dream that honestly feels like it’s turning into reality now. I thank god everyday.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I really thought it was would simple to take on a music career all on my own, but it’s been a roller coaster ride to say the least. I’m still learning while I go. The music industry can be a very shady place if you aren’t too careful. I’ve had my bad experiences with producers and other artists that have tried to take advantage of a situation or two. As a female artist, it can be a little scary with who to trust in the industry. Luckily I have found my team and they are the best people. I’m truly blessed. Shoutout to Zayce and Speedy I love you guys!
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a singer and songwriter. I’ve written all of my songs on my own and I usually get inspiration from the current mood I’m in at the time. Which is pretty cool because my moods are all over the place. Break up songs are my specialty lol! My love life is crazy and you will be able to tell if you sit and listen to my music. My main goal with my music is to be as relatable to the listener as I can because I know the best songs are the ones you can relate to. Also, I’ve been working on my rapping! I’m only 4’11 but I can spit bars too! Just don’t battle me to a freestyle cause I’ll lose. I’m trying though I’ll get it down soon!
Do you any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
My favorite childhood memory would be late night karaoke sessions with my family. I started off young! My mom and my grandma would always do duets or solos and I always just wanted to take over the mic and sing Selena or Mariah Carey. And this was me at like six years old! I was always a diva putting on a show or just hogging the mic!
Rising Florida recording artist, Lavish The MDK, takes us back to his old stomping grounds in the release of the new mixtape 33476. For the Lil Pahokee Florida follow-up, Lavish enlists the sounds of buzzworthy producers LunchMoney Lewis, Smash David, Schife Karbeen, and Adrian to tell his past adventures of street hustles, sexual conquests and more. The new 12-track collection includes standout songs "Sister Sister (Tia & Tamera)," "Face Card," "Getting To The Bag."
33476 is arguably Lavish's best work yet. Showing evolution in the new artist's style, impact and ability. Arriving in hip-hop in 2015, Lavish The MDK's latest is the perfect jump-on point for any newly discovered fan.
Get familiar with Lavish The MDK, today. Lavish's new project is available on all digital streaming platforms via Lunchbox Records/Advantage Music Group. For more Lavish The MDK, follow him daily on Instagram.
Her backstory, growing up in The Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop, and around the influences by her Puerto Rican roots, Rose's musical mindset has formed an armor to withstand a world and an industry that isn't always welcoming to women holding a mic. Rose, a SXSW fave, has graced stages across the festival spectrum with her signature blend of humility and barrio flow, appearing on stages with Pardison Fontaine, Andy Mineo, Christon Gray, and Oswin Benjamin.
Rose's Unstoppable is a 7-track effort led by "Not A Monster" and filled with bouncy beats, quick-witted lyricism, and her soulful trademark hooks lace the tracklist, featuring anthems such as "7 Gold Chains", that can be taken to the party or on a transformational journey. The standout, "Angels," demonstrates her divine belief in the protection she's felt journeying through the insular storms of her life.
Rose's foundation of the same title was recently honored by FEMA for its philanthropic efforts and youth outreach programs. This Spring, you can catch Angie Rose performing at the 25th Annual 100 Hispanic Women gala, spreading her inspiring message of unstoppable resilience. For more on Angie Rose, follow her on Instagram.
Son shine in the desert
I aint talking bout the weather
I’m down for whatever
I am make it better
Shawty with the east side glow
Certified peace halo
Tell a hata please stay close
We know who run the game tell the sleep stay woke
Alive in the wind it’s hidden calypso
My temperament get fire to dip low
I never been the type to depend no
I’m independent came for the win
Alive in the wind it’s hidden calypso
My temperament get fire to dip low
Oooo I aint playing it safe tonight
Oooo no devil horns just the halo right
Oooo I’m gonna get what I want in the world
Cuz I fight like a man, but I love like a girl
Ima represent for the girls
That never ask permission to take what is theirs
Ima make a merger with greatness
Show em the king til they know we related ayy
Ava Max was born Amanda Koci, to Albanian-immigrant parents in Milwaukee. When she was eight, her family moved to Virginia. Her mother was an opera singer; her dad played the piano; her uncles were in bands. She was a Britney Spears fanatic who wanted to pursue pop music. Max also has an older brother. In 1991, her parents fled Albania after the fall of communism in the country and lived in a church in Paris for a year. While in Paris, they encountered a woman from Wisconsin and were given passports by her before immigrating to the United States to reside in Wisconsin, where Max was born. During her childhood, Max often saw her parents struggle to earn an income, as they each worked three jobs without speaking English. Her mother was a classically trained opera singer, while her father was a pianist.Max signed with Atlantic Records in 2016, where she released the song "Sweet but Psycho" in August 2018. It became her breakthrough single after peaking at number one in 22 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and New Zealand. The song also peaked at number two in Australia, and number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Max released her debut studio album Heaven & Hell on September 18, 2020.
TheRa11n (formerly known as Kara Jade) is an emerging Plains Cree Femcee who was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and has origins in Moosomin First Nation in Treaty Six Territory, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her sound has been described as a futuristic blend of hip hop style lyrics over uber urban beats. Anything from pow wow step to dancehall to trap TheRa11n has something for you!
From a very young age The Ra11n knew she wanted to be a musician with inspiration stemming from artists such as Aaliyah, Left Eye, Missy Elliot and Foxy Brown. As a pre teen she used to record herself singing over tapes on her boombox and make dance routines with her childhood friends after school.
At age 15 she was faced with difficult personal trials and tribulations dealing with the loss of her father. Her dad was her musical influence, biggest supporter and always pushed her to pursue her talents. In the time that followed the loss of her father she immersed herself in writing songs and poems as a way to deal with the pain she felt.
After signing a modeling contract and having her first born son at the age of twenty she was well on her way to making a name for herself in the modeling industry but deep down she knew music was her real calling.
Fast forward to 2015 and Kara decides to put down her heels and pic up the mic to be heard instead of just seen. TheRa11n came out as “Kara Jade” (also known as Metis Monroe) in 2015 with her first track titled “Original” which was a play on the word “Aboriginal” and an ode to her people and the struggles they endure.
In 2016 she released her debut EP “Levels” which she recorded half in Toronto, Canada and the other half in Mandeville, Jamaica. Levels was received with critical acclaim in the first nations music scene, hip hop circles throughout the 6ix and broke through the dancehall video charts in Jamaica.
Since then she has re-branded herself as TheRa11n and has been doing numerous performances across Canada and Jamaica. In particular her 2019 headlining performances at the Pride Parade Toronto and her Yonge and Dundas square performance for indigenous history month garnered significant attention from her growing fanbase.
2020 started off with a bang for TheRa11n, charting her first number one single on the Indigenous Music Countdown Top 40 and #3 on the Jamaican dancehall CMP DJ’s Top 10 with “Whine Fi Mi Baby” featuring Jamaican dancehall star Sikka Rymes. Performing at the Royal Ontario Museums “ROM After Dark” Sisterhood Series and the International Women's Day Music Summit which showcased the female talent of the 6ix. Headlined the Red Revue at the Horseshoe Tavern presented by ANDPVA. She released the hit early 2000’s inspired summer anthem “Outside Ft. FB$” which peaked the Indigenous Music Countdown at #8 and hit 11k views.
During the Covid-19 pandemic TheRa11n has taken her performance online. She was selected for the RBCXMUSIC Emerging Artist Showcase and was also re-selected as a featured artist for Indigenous Peoples Day. She has hosted four Covid-19 support watch parties for ANDPVA and headlined the online Brock University Pride Festival.
Despite the circumstances 2021 is also looking like another productive year for TheRa11n being nominated for Hip Hop single of the year, Video of the Year and Female Artist of the year at the 1st annual International Indigenous hip hop awards in Winnipeg, MB. At the time of this writing she is set to release her new single “Butterflies” right on time for Valentines Day. This year will also see the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album.
IG & Twitter: @thera11n
Facebook: Kara Jade
Contact: [email protected]
Up and coming Bronx hip hop artist, Ty Breezzyy, takes inspiration from his personal experiences in his music, and turns the negatives into a positive life lesson, at the same time protecting his own heart and soul. New single, ‘TRUE’ sees the artist, who recently graduated from Dominican College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, comes from his upcoming EP, ‘Evolve’, and paints in a different light the perfect picture of the ups and downs of a toxic relationship.The upbeat hip hop track has an intriguing lyrical twist. He opens up about how his relationship and music career happened around the same time, and he was tempted to put her first. But he remembers the reasons why he left; she didn’t listen to him, and he was scared of letting her go, while knowing that he desperately needed to. The message behind the music is that you must protect your heart, and do what you think is best for you – and also to own up to your mistakes.
Filmed during quarantine, the video for ‘TRUE’ is a real family affair, with Ty’s father directing. It opens as we see Ty leading a girl to a recording session in a studio. Soft pink light fills the booth, as he starts to sing. She thinks it’s a sweet recording for her, but in fact it’s the total opposite. He tells the girl exactly how he feels about the relationship, and the emotions ramp up. The girl pays only a half-hearted attention to what he’s singing, preferring to scroll through her phone.
Throughout the video, clips of Ty are shown, with him standing in front of a white wall, colours and patterns fading in and out. The girl eventually gets the message and leaves, with Ty Breezzyy remaining in his own little world until the end, dancing to the music, before eventually, and confidently, walking off.
Mugni is an Afropop Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Mix Engineer from Abuja. He has dropped a couple of notable big songs like Addiction, Toxic Vibes, Still Me, Kill Unscripted, Fame featuring Hybrid, Walk, Vex featuring Anny D, Highest and Choco Baby which went a little viral in mid 2020 with various fans posting teaser videos across various social media platforms. Black Sheep is yet another monstrous song from his last studio project titled Wild Ambition which came out in 2020. With the video been shot by Abuja's biggest and most creative visual outfit "KingsMen Studios" and directed by the genius Maleek. Black Sheep is the perfect gangster song telling a story of untruthful profiling and the video is one more step "gangster ahead". Mugni's songs are oftenly inspired by vibes, feelings and struggles, basically real life experiences in the day to day activities of the typical Nigerian youth with midlife crisis, pressure and all. This in turns reflect in the wordings of his songs which are usually addictive and super expressive thus putting his listeners in a mood. There is a new Mugni Project currently being made and could well be out anytime soon. The said project is titled "Project Rogue" which an EP comprising of 7 smash songs across various afrocentric genre.
Real, authentic and vulnerable… Those are the three words best used to describe Flint, Michigan’s Cameron Tyler. The young artist from the Upper Midwest made a name for himself in music when he was younger, but then took a four-year hiatus from the industry after getting burned out from bad deals and internal politics. He thought he was done with music for good, but when 2020 came around and all of the stresses along with it, he found himself turning to music as an emotional outlet. His love for creative expression through sound and style re-emerged and for most of last year, he created hit after hit.
Formerly known as the artist Caution, Tyler said he learned the hard way how the music industry works when he signed a bad deal about six years ago. He’d been making music for years prior to that though, getting his start at a very young age. He opened for artist I Wayne at just 8 years old, and had recorded some singles through his teenage years. But the deal he signed with a label caused him to have to sacrifice creative control of his music, and once that deal was done, he walked away from music. He said 2020 however, brought about some things that caused him to turn back to music, and in the process, he discovered he had a more mature take on his songwriting and production.
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Grizzly Beatz is an American Hip Hop Producer from Los Angeles, CA. He has produced for Curren$y, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, Gatorade, Chief Kamachi, Nike, Activision and more.