Latest in Independent Hip Hop and R&B

Latest in Independent Hip Hop and R&B

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Spotlight on Sleepy Loco as he releases "In Mook We Trust"

Memphis, the home of the blues has definitely contributed to the sound of the rap scene since the 90s. Most people would agree that the home of Elvis has provided a trendsetting culture that continues to have a global impact through dark melodies and jookin’. As labels continue to sign talent  from one of the hottest markets,  Sleepy Loco has been establishing himself as one of the city's upcoming artists from the Bluff.


In 2022, the Memphis rapper followed up his fifthteen city “No Deal” promotional tour, by dropping Blu Language 2:Out The Blue. This project garnered over a million streams along with over 500,000 listeners just on his Spotify alone. The Lifted Life Ent spokesman expanded his fan base that populated after going bar for bar with featured artists such as Premo Rice “Popcorn Playa”, Starlito “Not Like Mine”, Eddie Valero “Monopoly”, TripStar “Free The Real” along with platinum producers such as  Hitkidd and Blame Swagg.


Fast forward to 2023, Loco’s latest release is a EP titled “In Mook We Trust” dedicated to his uncle who inspired him to rap. On this project, unlike the trending music coming out the 901, this project contains the boom bap laced with soulful symphonies and samples. As Loco takes you on a deep journey capturing his thoughts revealing the pain he’s felt over the years. Check out ”Heaviest of Hearts”as he polishes this track over a jazzy feel with his mellow yet thoughtful approach, opening up about fighting depression to losing his uncle Mook early and grandmother to cancer. Although he provides us with pain symphonies, he pushes p on “Spaceships from Memphis” as he exemplifies a better version of himself expressing himself on lines like “I’m me 2.0, new and improved” followed with audio from a scene on The Mack. This is the first song released off this project as fans enjoyed his performance live, as he graced the stage prior to Premo Rice headlining the show. This song also has gained over 2 million views on Facebook alone. The Lifted Life CEO opens up more with lines such as “I can’t feel sh*t I need more affection, mama pray to God I get  a spiritual connection” on the track titled “I Cant Feel”. By contrast, the East Memphian is more focused on staying real with himself and less concerned with the wave as he lyrically paints a canvas on tracks such as  “Be Myself” and “Always Working”. In addition to the EP, he links with fellow Memphian, Don Trip on “100 Million Dollar Dreams” revealing his loyalty for his brothers and continuing to keep his brother Choppa G name alive, who died tragically in 2022. This project sonically has a different feel from the BLU Language series but gives you a more in depth formal invitation into Sleepy’s world as he transparently taps into another dimension. The year is looking bright for him as he pushes his pen proving he’s one of the best emcees rising out of one of rap music's  hottest markets in the world.


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Connect w/ Sleepy Loco:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ogsleepyloco
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ogsleepyloco
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OGSleepyLoco/

Buttagoharder and Dirty Blac Release "Circumstances"

Depression,  Discouragement and a cloudiness in vision has visited us all. This song is an upbeat, inspiring body of work, with a melodic tune and powerful lyrics, that will have you moving , while motivating you to not give up, despite your Circumstances. Contrary to popular belief,  it's definitely needed.


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Connect w/ ButtaGoHarder:
Website: www.Buttagoharder.com
Twitter: @Buttagoharder
Instagram: Buttagoharder

Friday, January 13, 2023

Hip Hop Artist Scorch: Building a Vault and Burning Up Charts

We’re happy to be speaking today with a phenomenal underground music artist with mainstream notoriety in Hip Hop “ Scorch”! Before we get started, how has 2023 been treating you thus far?

2023 has been great thus far. My song Tan Caliente has been steadily rising in numbers and we just hit 7.5 million views on TikTok and the numbers are still climbing through the roof and more and more people are joining the dance challenge. It's incredible and the girls love it. 

Tell us the story behind your brand name came to be? 

Vault Life Entertainment is the label, VLE for short. I came up with the name in a dream. When I awoke I remembered it, ever since then my slogan has been I don’t want the bag I want the Vault. The name Scorch came from me burning down cyphers and shows. The full name is Octane Scorch Flames the first rapper in the game with a first, middle, and last name. One could say I was born into it. 

How did you learn to rap/ write/ to play? 

My brother Serj, the lyrical emperor, showed me how to structure my bars. I would freestyle for hours giving away free money my brother would call it. He showed me a format and it stuck with me to this day. 

What was the 1st concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform? 

Rakim and he was performing at Mount Morris. 

If you could have a musician tag along with you on tour, who would it be? 

Jay Z, that’s a no brainer to me because he’s hands down one of the best to ever do it with an endless amount of knowledge about the music game. 

Do you prefer to listen to music more or create? 

I prefer to create, I don’t like to listen to a lot of music from different artists. The reason being is I don’t want to be influenced by other artist subconsciously. I want my music to remain as uninfluenced by other artists as possible. 

Have you had any raps you started writing and then found difficulty in finishing? What advice would you give other indie artists to break past that to finish it? 

Yes, I wrote a song named "LIFE" it’s a beautiful piece about overcoming a harsh journey in life. I’m sure every artist has at one point of time or another been through what is commonly known as Writer's Block. I’m no exception, the way to get over it can be as simple as taking a break, sometimes you have to hit the reset button. If you’re like me and you listen to the beat, it will tell you what to say and the song will basically write itself. 

Have you experienced stress on stage before? If so, what do you do about it? 

Yes, one time in particular, a Dj had my microphone off level after we already did a good sound check. I allowed him to correct the problem while I had to entertain the entire crowd with freestyles. 

As a hip hop artist, if you could change one thing in the music industry. What would it be ? 

The replication of style... you can create without stealing an artist's whole life. Just because it’s new and exciting In a lot of cases doesn’t mean that you have to be a culture voucher. 

If you didn’t pursue a music career, what would you be doing? 

I would probably be acting in movies if I wasn’t pursuing music. 

What can your fans look forward to seeing next from the Lyrical Genius Scorch? 

Next project I’m releasing is a song called "Going Up" It’s a fun energetic track that I’m releasing in February. Follow me on instagram @therealscorch and check out my website www.scorchnation.com to stay tuned and don't forget to join the #TanCalienteChallenge on TikTok and if your on IG and do a dance to my song send me a DM to let me know so I can post and share you on Facebook and Instagram. Always showing love and giving back to my fans.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Please check out Up and Coming Artist Sirrom

Alex Morris, also known by his stage name, Sirrom, is an American artist. He started his Hip Hop journey in 2020 and has always had a passion for the art. He is mostly known for his hit single Big Ole Hater featuring Sickwitit where his message is, there will always be haters, you just have to stay focused. As a new artist, he's had over 1 million streams on all music distribution platforms with hit single Big Ole Hater getting most of those streams. Sirrom has done several performances including one in front of Yung Joc. He has done comedy skits with Fatboy SSE & Famousangel.


He has also been associate with other artists, such as, Mpr Riche Rich, 90Rackss, and WillGotTheJuice. He has upcoming songs with a few artists like Lausane, Fatt Macc, Scout, PNF Rockie, Yayo Da Don, Biggie Bluw, KrazyMann, Chef Trez, PBE Pluto and more. He already has songs with QuezzyQuae, Sickwitit, Dubbygotbars other artists. Aside from his musical talent, Alex and his brand The Visual Goat is well-known globally for videography that has cultivated musical talent among other indie & mainstream artists. He also has his own Record Label called Young Goat Enterprise which currently is looking to sign some artists. Check out Sirrom Radio curated by Spotify. Sirrom has also featured on songs from Keymoe the Key to More Greatness, Rashad Malice, and more.


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Monday, November 14, 2022

Coalition Djs X K Major "Fall In Love" Single


Coalition DJS teams up with 3MG Entertainment LLC artist, K Major for the release of their latest single "Fall In Love".
With production by none other than DJ Funky, Buggy Beats and K-Major, "Fall In Love" is a mix between R&B and EDM, which fits right into today's major playlists. A single that appreciates a good woman and speaks on old school love actions; such as marriage and some good lovin with a sensual delivery that sets it apart from what many artists are bringing to the scene.


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Connect w/ The Team


Contact #: 470-237-6998
Instagram: @kmajormusic | @coalitiondjsatl

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Goodlook "Big N Bad" Music Video | @itzgoodlook

EXLA Music presents Cincinnati Ohio's rising mogul, GoodLook. With his charm and charisma, GoodLook plans to make every girl feel like they’re special with his new single, "Big N Bad”. It is an homage to the Big Beautiful Women the world over. Continue to follow & support GoodLook.


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Stay Tuned and follow GoodLook on his social media platforms for updates and giveaways.


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Monday, November 7, 2022

BGC MELODY – When Lions Roar (World Cup Soccer Song)

African independent record label BGC Melody (#BGCMelody) has launched the first FIFA World Cup 2022 (#fifaworldcup2022) anthem. This should be the official song for the Indomitable Lions - the national soccer team of Cameroon for Qatar 2022 in November (#Qatar2022).

The track "WHEN LIONS ROAR" is a sweet and savvy blend of #Amapiano#Afrobeats and #Makossa with a dash of spiritual spices. Delivered by the BGC Ensemble of Artists Bah'Ndong, Cindy Mbamdo, Mobe Molondo, Pope Switzeal, Thisis Mokom and Ziiana, and special guest Vernsai Sany. Masterfully produced by Marc Eff of Kovapot Beats on beats composed by HarryBeatz under the creative direction of Don Julio Bats. This will be a soccer anthem for the ages. Football has a new hymn.

 

The single is followed by an album of eleven tracks scheduled for a 15 November release. BGC Melody assembled its Artists and friends, together as one musical group, to release a collective tribute album for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, in view of their participation at the FIFA world Cup 2022 in Qatar. The main song, “When Lions Roar”, is also the title of the album of 11 tracks – symbolizing the 11 players of a soccer/football team. Some of the tracks are musical dedications to Cameroon’s football giants like Roger Milla, Thomas N’Kono, Samuel Eto’o, Song Rigobert. etc.

 

One EDM instrumental track is dedicated to “Abakwa”, or Bamenda, the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon, for its contribution over several decades to the rise and growth of football in Cameroon, even during the roughest moments of turmoil. The album is a mix of song, rap and EDM, built of on a foundation of Afrobeats, Amapiano and Makossa fusion.

Spotify Link: 
Apple Music Link:

YouTube Link (Temporary; would like to switch with official video on the 15th):
https://youtu.be/G7wPTraC85c
YouTube: https:/youtube.com/@bgcmelody
#BGCMelody #WhenLionsRoar #Qatar2022 #FIFAWorldCup2022

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Jaraiyia Alize’- Ready To Go (Official Music Video)

Jaraiyia Alize’- Ready To Go (Official Music Video)

  https://youtu.be/XQqCtft4UAY

Go watch Jaraiyia Alize' "Ready To Go" official music video. Jaraiyia Alize' has fast become a hot topic for all music fans especially R&B, and Hip-Hop fans. Today, the Danville, Illinois, native artist released her "Ready To Go" official music video. Ready To Go is Jaraiyia Alize' third project first of 2022, and definitely not her last. Jaraiyia Alize' has been approaching the R&B and hip-hop limelight for months, and now, it seems, she’s bathing in it. Jaraiyia Alize' will soon be in the ranks of the fastest-rising up-and-coming artists in the music, and entertainment industry in history. Follow Jaraiyia Alize’ on all social media platforms. Stream Jaraiyia Alize’ singles on all digital platforms.
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Piano-Man-Explicit-Jaraiyia-Alize/dp/B09CJWVRTF 

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

7 year old multi-talented King Moore releases his new single "Big Dreams"

They say love for music starts at a young age and when music becomes the fabric of who you are, it provides an outlet to express yourself in any aspect you see fit. When we think of music, we think of many ways it can manifest itself. Instruments, vocals, radio, movies, records, and all-around natural sounds put together. When introduced as a child there is no telling how it impacts their path growing up.

King Moore is an up-and-coming child actor, model, and artist on the path to becoming a legend in the entertainment industry. At just 7 years old, King Moore has already received recognition for his talent and dedication to his craft. King Moore has won 11 out of 13 awards in California early this year at IPOP including child model of the year, singing contest, & Dance contest.

He and his team have been gearing up for the official release of his single "Big Dreams", which is produced by KZZ Lifestyle. Ironically the song has been released on his birthday 10/11/22! This is a record that will give other kids and even adults the motivation to have their own “Big Dreams”.

"Big Dreams" was inspired by King Moore's desire to be on TV performing his music, developing his own TV show and more. His biggest inspiration is seeing his big brother work hard at his dreams, so it is only right that he duplicates that effort in his own dreams. Being a Multi-Talent artist means there is more under his belt and rightfully so since King Moore just started acting class, vocal lessons, piano lessons, karate, & gymnastics.

Entertainment comes in many shapes and King Moore does not plan to have limitations. We are excited about the official release of "Big Dreams" which is now available on all digital platforms. Stay Connected with King Moore: https://linktr.ee/kingmoore1

Film & TV: @paradigmtalentagency

Commercial Print: @sydel_l @coasttocoasttalent

Acting Coach/Team: @shanellegray @shanellegraystudios @mvpsem

Thursday, October 6, 2022

(NEW MUSIC) Ruthless Juveniles release 30th Anniversary Album

Very few entertainment dynasties last the test of time, much less more than 30 years in the business. Proud leader of the Mobo Click and owner of Mobo Records, Ivory “Mobo Joe” Paynes, has long been a forerunner in modern Hip Hop music. He founded the label in 1991 and over 3 decades later, he continues to release nothing but solid gold.

Mobo Records’ most recent offering is a golden, classic collection honoring Ruthless Juveniles’ 30th Anniversary. It is available on all digital platforms in the form of a 16-track release. There is also an 18-track release souvenir CD available. Mobo Joe himself is selling the collector’s CD via all of his label’s social media accounts. Ruthless Juveniles’ most well-known hit ("Run Dat Sh*t) has been remixed and included on the anniversary album. Foe Shabb (@foeshabb15) features on his breakout hit, along with internationally acclaimed Fiend (@504fiend). And no Mobo Click production would be complete without the addition of L.Mont (@loyalmont_), the label’s secret weapon who brings youthful energy and incredible talent. There are also a plethora of other artists on the imprint. Mobo Records is proof that urban music can not only stand the test of time, but it can fuse classic artists with young, vibrant artists to make magic.

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Check out the “Run Dat Sh*t” Remix on YouTube



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@mobocamp90 | @mobocampmerch | @foeshabb15| @loyalmont_


For booking, email mobocamp@gmail.com. For interviews/media inquiries, email Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR (arlene.culpepper@mikodreamz.com).