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Spotlight on Shemaiah A. Reed (@ShemaiahReed)

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shemaiah A. Reed is a music producer from San Antonio, TX is known for his chill and rnb vibes. I.A.L.B.B. project from 2013 was his first release and this project highlights another smooth ballad with a female vocalist singing over his instrumental.

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Genre: Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul
Release Date: 2016

Spotlight on Ocean Park Standoff (@opstandoff @samantharonson)

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

HEAR “GOOD NEWS” & “PHOTOS & LIQUOR” HERE

  

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2016) – LA-based alt-pop trio Ocean Park Standoff are introducing themselves today with the release of two tracks in anticipation of their Hollywood Records debut EP, due for release in early 2017. The songs—“Good News” and “Photos & Liquor” — are available on all streaming services HERE and can be heard HERE.  “Good News” is also feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday HERE.

Comprised of internationally renowned DJ and musician Samantha Ronson, singer/songwriter/vocalist and producer Ethan Thompson and producer/drummer Pete Nappi, Ocean Park Standoff came together in late 2014 when Ronson and Nappi paired up for a songwriting session. By early 2015 (with Thompson on board), the trio had begun writing together almost every day at Ronson’s place by the beach, working in a sun-soaked bedroom that slowly morphed into their home studio.

You can instantly feel all that sunshine in the luminous melodies and lush textures heard throughout their two-song release.  Despite its sweeping, cinematic scope, it has an intimate feel that’s got much to do with the unbridled honesty that Ronson and Thompson channel into each lyric. And though it’s built on feel-good anthems, there’s also an undercurrent of melancholy that give “Good News” and “Photos & Liquor” a powerful depth.

With “Good News,” for instance, Ocean Park Standoff deliver a soulful, piano-laced pop number that embodies the band’s mission of making music that “celebrates the small victories in life,” as Ronson explains. “It’s about recognizing that you have no control over how insane the world is, and trying to have fireworks for the little things that make you feel good.”  While “Photos & Liquor” infuses hypnotic guitar tones into a hazy meditation on how on booze and memory can warp reality. In crafting the song’s pained lyrics (The flashbacks are mixed up with photos and liquor/Cloudin’ my mind with what was real and what’s fiction), the band mined inspiration from an old picture of Thompson and his ex. “In the photo they’re kissing on the beach and it looks so romantic, but really they were fighting and Ethan kissed her to shut her up,” says Ronson. “It made me think about how easy it is to romanticize certain situations when the reality was completely different, and how we don’t have pictures that really show the bad times.”

In producing for Ocean Park Standoff—which involves sculpting tracks electronically as well as making use of Ronson’s vintage synths and drum machines—Nappi both draws on his expansive musical knowledge and sticks to a process that’s highly instinctual. “When I’m making something, I don’t really think that much,” he says. “I just do it and see what sounds good, and I know it’s done once I can really feel the song.”

That sense of experimentation shapes every aspect of Ocean Park Standoff, which all three members have found revitalizing. “We never have to ask, ‘What’s the vibe here?’,” notes Ronson. “We can make it whatever we want, and it’s so much more fun like that.” Within that freedom, Ocean Park Standoff have formed an intense connection that’s helped push their artistry even further than they’d envisioned. “When we first started, it wasn’t something I would’ve ever thought could work—but the more we play, the more it makes sense,” says Thompson. “We all come from very different places and believe in different things, but in the end we’re able to come together and make these songs that we all really love.”

“Good News”

“Photos & Liquor”

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Teaser Video clips HERE

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Spotlight on Timi Turnup

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Timi Turnup encompasses all the passions and wisdoms of coming of age. The flow, authenticity, and confidence of 90s era hip hop is a defining characteristic of his music, with a psychedelic insight similar to Chance the Rapper and a new-age delivery. His new song “Regular” specifically touches on his drive to work towards success, even while indulging in the vices of youth.

After releasing his “Summer Practice Package” in July, Turnup has been performing shows throughout the DMV and proving that his cocky energy is genuine. Pay attention to this guy because pretty soon he’s going to be making waves you can’t ignore!

Instagram: @HoopinTimi

Soundcloud.com/TurnupRapsNow

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GWATTA SQUAD PRESENTS JEFF PROPHETE (@JeffProphete)

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Florida has taken over the rap game throughout the years and has no intentions of slowing down. From Tallahassee to Miami Hip Hop superstars continue to emerge all over the state of Florida. To add to the list of Florida’s rap superstars is Fort Lauderdale’s own Jeffrey “J.P.” Prophete. Gwatta Squad Entertainment’s very own and one of Fort Lauderdale’s best kept secrets, until now with his national debut single “Doin Me” the new club anthem and uplifting street vibe that everyone can relate to.

Jeff has a veteran presence whose music not only touches Hip Hop audiences but also has a crossover appeal into mainstream and Pop genres. Born and raised in inner city Fort Lauderdale where crime and poverty is prevalent, Jeff had to navigate his way through the streets to survive. Like other artists in the hip hop game coming from the streets, music was his way out of a negative situation. By maintaining and overcoming Jeff is striving for greatness and developing a name for himself in Fort Lauderdale and around the world.

Jeff is the big homie on the block and taking southern Hip Hop to the next level, opened up for Trick Daddy, Yung Joc, Shawty Lo and Lil Scrappy this up- in- coming hip hop artist has only just begun. Jeff was also featured on the TjsDjs music conference exclusive mix tape. He’s performed at Florida State University for Kappa Week, FAMU’s “Be out Day” and at the University of North Florida. When he isn’t traveling Jeff is in the studio recording and spending time with his family and daughter, as well as working and Grinding with new People and working on new projects. His new project I.S.O.M (Independent State Of Mind) is currently out and available on all mix tape platforms.

Doin Me” Hit Single on Itunes!

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Spotlight on MR. Craig (@MRCRAIGTA)

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Washington, DC – A Queens, NY native, Mr. Craig began his career as a poet. His affinity for words and rhythm lends itself to his unique writing style – evocative, emotional, and powerful. Previously known as “Strict-ly Shadow,” Mr. Craig reinvented himself with a new moniker. The artist and his music are influenced by classical rap legends such as Tupac and Nas. “Their music has a poetic feel to it. Their lyrics had a lot of meaning,” says the performer of his musical heroes. Mr. Craig, too, is a man with a message, using his powerful words to relate to and connect with others.
Craig entered into a joint venture deal in 2016 with Image Sight and Sound, a multimedia production company, and has worked alongside company CEO Anthony “Mr. Tuck” Richards, who directed Craig’s music video. With Richards’ help, the artist has released his latest single, “One + One.” The song is a true story, an anthem of love and loss experienced by a once broken-hearted Mr. Craig. True to his poetry background, the song evokes feelings of hurt, but mostly hope. Says Craig of the song, “If you’re lucky enough to find someone you can connect with, that’s a really special thing.” Most recently, the artist released the song’s music video, which features actress Hada Vanessa, handpicked by Mr. Craig for her immense talent. “
Mr. Craig is a man of many talents that span far beyond songwriting and rap. Deeply rooted in the entertainment industry, he holds a degree in radio broadcasting, has worked in audio and video, voice-over, mastering, producing, A&R, and more. With his background in video, Craig was responsible for editing his own music video. He continues “behind-the-scenes” music work under the umbrella of Strict-ly Entertainment, a company of which he remains CEO.
With all of his experience and knowledge, the artist and creative entrepreneur is eager to pass on his knowledge to upcoming artists. His advice to others? “Learn the business,” insists Mr. Craig, “Music is not an easy industry, and a lot of young artists don’t understand the logistics – they just want to rap.”
Driven and immensely talented, Mr. Craig is an artist to watch. Stay tuned for his album, Evolutions, which is set to release Winter 2016, and his next single, “You Wouldn’t Understand.”
Learn more about Mr. Craig: www.mrcraigta.com
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Spotlight on Alex Boye (@alexboyereal)

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

PARK CITY, UT – In a world that feels constantly at war, Alex Boye is trying to promote healing. His music – self-described as “Pop music with an African twist” – has been producing positive vibes for more than three decades. He’s had success as member of a 1990s boy band, as a gospel singer and, most recently, as a contestant on the NBC hit show America’s Got Talent. His music videos have garnered more than 260 million views on YouTube. But it’s his newest original single “We All Bleed the Same” that has him more excited than he’s ever previously been in his career.

 

“Everything right now is trying to divide us,” Boye said, referencing racial and violence issues in the U.S. and socio-economic and political clashes globally. “My new EP is trying to do the opposite. I’m trying to unify through the power of music. ‘We All Bleed the Same’ is a song that should give you an amazing feeling. When I sang it three weeks after the Orlando shooting, I felt healing just singing the song. Unfortunately in today’s day and age we give each other labels a lot, but those labels are dividing us. I wanted to do a song that talks about one label: the human race. This song and the EP is one big group hug – a sonic group hug.”

 

Boye has become known throughout the music industry and his fan base as an amazing cover artist. His unique style of pop with an African twist is something that he has given treatment to such popular songs as Disney’s “Let It Go” and “Under the Sea,” as well as more mainstream pop songs such as Adele’s “Hello” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” But this new EP, which goes by the same name as the single “We All Bleed the Same,” is his first original album since his time a decade ago as a Gospel artist. He said it was his mother – a native of Nigeria – who eventually convinced him that it was time to tackle such a project.

 

“I first started doing this Pop music with an African twist when I was contacted many years ago by a group called The Piano Guys,” Boye said. “They’re classically trained musicians who do pop songs with a classical twist. They asked me to sing Swahili on a cover of “Paradise” by Coldplay. In Swahili, the word for paradise is ‘Peponi.’ When we posted that song on YouTube, it had 4 million views within four hours. Now it has more than 51 million views. The funny thing is that for years my mom had been telling me that I should be giving my music an African twist. But African music is often lumped into the genre of ‘World Music,’ and that’s a small niche. When that video with The Piano Guys got so many views, though, I realized that this African influence came natural to me. When I showed it to my mom, she said, ‘I told you this would work.’ The moral of the story is that you should always listen to your mom. So after that I started wondering if I could make original stuff that has the same flavor. The result is this EP, which is a more marketable pop music with an African twist.”

 

The African flavor is present throughout the album. Boye sings in six different languages throughout, and introduces instrumental influences native to African countries. All of the songs continue the theme of unity – many of them sparked by one individual idea that he expands on through music. The single “Arms Around the World,” for instance, started with an exploration of the idea of inclusion. Once he found a melody and good beat, the lyrics for the song came naturally. In the end, it’s an album that he said is relevant for today – a socially conscious EP with music that people will want to get up and dance to.

 

The EP is scheduled to be released July 29, with a new music video for the single “We All Bleed the Same” to be released on Boye’s YouTube channel. Fans can also visit his website AlexBoye.com for more information about his music. He also stays active on social media through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, for those fans who want to know about upcoming live shows.

Incredible Artists Charles Jenkins (@CharlesJenkins7) – “Winning”

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The St. Petersburg, FL native and current Chicago resident burst on the international music scene in 2012 when his debut mega-hit with Fellowship Chicago, “Awesome,” reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart and stayed there for 22 weeks. In 2014, he followed up with the smash “#WAR” that also hit No. 1 on the Gospel Airplay chart and was cited as the most played and most streamed gospel song of 2015 on Billboard’s end-of-the-year chart.

For his newest release, Charles has teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Warren Campbell (Kanye West, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg) for “Winning.” Now accompanied by a summery lyric visual, Jenkins inspiring single takes on new life as it delivers warm, affirming energy. “I wanted to lift people up with a different sound and spread some #positiveair on the the radio airwaves and social media,” says Jenkins who is pastor of Fellowship Chicago, a historic church in Chicago, IL. “There’s so much bad news, pain, negativity, violence and hopelessness in the world right now that we just wanted to send out some encouragement and remind everyone that they can win and be upbeat in this thing called life.”

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You can find “Winning” on iTunes, as well as the pre-order for Jenkin’s impending LP, Think About These Things, which arrives September 2nd.
Twitter: @CharlesJenkins7

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Spotlight on T-Dubb (@T_Dubb_O)

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Louis, MO Since the age of six, T-Dubb-O has been a man with a message. A son born to a musical family, he had progressed to writing, producing, and recording by the mere age of eleven. In 2010, TDubb entered the Streets Status Battle League arena and was quickly recognized as one of the best rappers coming out of Missouri, and continued to make a name for himself on the international stage. His music has met wild success, garnering support from outlets both in America and abroad, from Rolling Stone, to BET, to MSNBC.

Dubb is far more than just a rapper, and has used his success in the music game to chronicle and fight for the end of racial disparity and to stand in the fight against injustice. As a black man in the wake of Ferguson, Dubb was on the frontlines of heated protests, battling the wounds of systematic racism endured by people of color at the hands of the government and law enforcement. His activist work with grass roots organization Hands Up United landed him in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, to discuss issues of race and injustice with the esteemed leader. From the streets to the Oval Office, Dubb’s plight has not been an easy one. As he put it, “I shook Obama’s hand with the same hand I sold crack with.”

His latest project, an album released in January of 2016, is a testimony to his fight for justice across the globe. Its title, The Drop, pays homage to his group’s work in Mexico, where he continues to fight the battle of police corruption and brutality. After a group of revolutionists were kidnapped and murdered at the hands of the Mexican Police, a young Mexican woman explained to Dubb that this was the last straw, using the proverb, “The drop that spilled the cup.”

Dubb’s music is full of power and street influence, and a worldly perspective that is severely lacking in other modern rap. In 2016, when so much needs to be said, T-Dubb dares to speak.

www.T-Dubb-O.com

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Spotlight on Jay Stubbs (@Hamseason)

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

CORONOA, CA – The best things in life are sometimes unexpected. A song that starts off as something fun for the summer can take off and become a hit, given the right circumstances.

That’s what Jay Stubbs has found with his new single, “This S**t is Lit.” The rapidly rising musician from Southern California is a free-spirited, fun-loving individual who injects his music with humor and good vibes. As with most of his songs, the new single started with a beat that he knew almost instantly he loved. He started writing lyrics to it with the thought that it would be a fun song to share with friends.

“I kind of created it by accident, but it took off,” he said. “It’s crazy how things travel. The song is a have fun, party-it-up kind of song that makes you want to dance. But the term ‘lit’ – which means dope or cool or the bomb – has become really trendy lately. Everybody is saying it now. So when this song was made it was kind of like a perfect storm because it came out right in the middle of that trend. Plus it’s summertime, and everybody just wants to have fun, and this song is made for that. Since it came out, I’ve had quite a few venues call me up and ask me to perform at events or at college universities. It’s been really cool. But, you know, the best things in life are sometimes unexpected.”

That unexpected fame isn’t something new to Stubbs. While in college, he and his best friend decided to start making parody music videos just for the fun of it. Their first parody video was of the song “American Boy,” and it became an overnight viral sensation. From that one video they began getting calls from campus radio stations all over the world about picking up the song for their regular rotation. They followed that up with a second parody for the song “Paper Planes,” which also took off. The rest of their college career was then filled with parody videos that made them minor celebrities on campus and sought-after musicians on YouTube.

After graduation, Stubbs has dedicated his life to pursing a music career. Though he’s not ashamed of the limited celebrity he enjoyed through his parody videos, he wants to pursue a more serious music career. His first single, “Young Souls,” hit YouTube earlier this year and has seen good success. The same university radio stations who called him earlier in his career have come calling again. And now he wants to show the world his diversity with his second single and a mix tape scheduled to be released later this year.

“After college I spent a lot of time finding myself,” he said. “I explored a lot of different genres – from pop to hip-hop to alternative rock. At the end of the day I decided that I’m the kind of musician who does a little bit of everything. So my mixtape is going to be everything. That’s me being me. Musically I embody every genre. And there’s nothing wrong with being me. That’s what I want people to get when they hear my music – that there’s nothing wrong with being yourself. The realest thing you can do in life is to be yourself.”

“This S**t is Lit” is available for download on digital media sites such as iTunes and Soundcloud. He has also released a new mixtape entitled “Who is Jay Stubbs,” which is also spotlighted on his Soundcloud page. Those wishing to see Stubbs live, or who want to know about upcoming music releases, can follow him on social media on Facebook, or on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat under the handle @Hamseason.

Spotlight on Lucid (@hasten21)

| July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

WINFIELD, AL – Growing up in a small southern town like Winfield, AL, there’s not a lot of musical diversity beyond country music. For someone like Hasten Langston, who loves hip-hop and rap, the work to establish himself as a legitimate hip-hop artist is a daily struggle. But his talents are such that he’s grown a loyal fan-base throughout the region, and he’s ready to take his music to a bigger stage.

“My parents both grew up very southern, and everybody here in my town is very much into country,” Langston said. “But I’ll be driving down the road blasting Kanye or something. I love all music, but I think hip-hop takes it from music to a lifestyle. I’ve always had talent with lyrics and I could always freestyle, but when I first started pursuing hip-hop as a career I didn’t have any real experience. It started off slow, but I worked extremely hard to put everything together. There aren’t many teachers or rappers in the area, so I just had to listen to the greats and study what they did. I even had to learn the equipment that goes with it. But mostly I would listen to WuTang or Dre – a lot of the old school artists – and just tried to put a lot of what they did into my music.

Now, at age 18, Langston – who now goes by the rapper name Lucid, in honor of the dreams he feels like are beginning to become a reality – is ready to release his first Mixtape, entitled “Lucid Dreams the EP.” He’s already performed a couple of singles from the mixtape life at the Legend’s Sports Lounge in Birmingham, AL, which some pretty positive response. His sound – which includes a bit of a southern drawl in the midst of his rap – is so unique that it’s drawing an ever-growing fan-base.

To honor that fan-base, Lucid said he wants to make music that will inspire others during all times of their lives, but especially during the hardest times. He said a lot of his lyrics come from personal experiences and some of the toughest heartbreaks he’s encountered have made their way into song in ways that he hopes others will hear and be able to relate with.

“I want to be able to have a way to get my message and positive vibes out to people,” he said. “If there’s somebody having a bad day and one of my songs can reach them, that’s more important than any money I could make off a single. I know what it’s like to go through bad times. I recently went through a tough break-up and was feeling pretty depressed. I was a terribly sad person to be around, and I didn’t have a reason to want to do anything anymore. But it was a song by Logic that helped me out of that – a song that made me realize he’d been through some of the same things that were happening to me. I want my music to do the same thing for others.”

Those wishing to get a taste of Lucid’s music can see him perform live Aug. 3 at Saturn Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. He also performs every Monday at Legends Sports Lounge in Birmingham. He also has music available for download on Soundcloud, or fans can follow him on social media on Instagram and Twitter.

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