TySoul x Maine the Medicine – Medicine for the Soul LP Interview & Serenity Video

TySoul and Maine the Medicine announce the release of their collaborative project titled ‘Medicine for the Soul.’ The 14-track album features Popko, Sweetness, Daniel Rosler, Suspect, Lambo Lo, Paulie, and GTS.  Check out our latest interview detailing the album along with visuals for the leading single “Serenity.”

 

MJ: You hit fans with something different and innovative with this new album “Medicine for the Soul”. You curated a captivating blend of R&B and Hip Hop. Talk about the album and the mindset behind creating it.

Stream/download “Medicine for the Soul” here on preferred platforms

TySoul: Both Maine and myself already collaborated on multiple records before this album, and everything we made together came out great. So, we thought, why not make a full project together, and we did just that. Myself being a Chris Brown fan, I wanted to add a new school R&B flare to the album, while having Maine add his old-school influences along with his amazing lyricism.

Maine: being from New York, Hip-Hop and R&B go hand and hand. Like Nas and Lauryn, Meth and Mary, Father MC with Jodeci, and the list goes on and on. We just wanted to bring that feeling back.

MJ: You enlisted an elite selection of producers for the album, with an incredible ability to orchestrate soundscapes that heighten the raw emotion and impeccable lyricism. Talk about that, as well as how you two linked up.

TySoul: We originally linked up nearly a decade ago from a mutual contact, we never collaborated at the time, but we did a few shows together. Years later Maine called me to come into JL Studios to do a hook for Mercy Gang and after that, it was a wrap…

Maine: We worked with a handful of producers including Know- it beats and Da Leadgeon who helped us blend that Hip Hop and R&B with today’s twist. Plus, we both get busy with the pen!

MJ:  Was the goal of the album to expand your fan base by stepping out of the box? Was it to display your versatility as artists and your agility to steer in different lanes?

TySoul: I think both of us somewhat stepped out of our comfort zones for the better. I was able to experiment with a more commercial sound rather than the old-school R&B type influences that were prevalent in my first album “Two-Sided.” I feel that we both displayed our versatility but also stayed true to our artistry.

Maine: I feel as an MC I should be able to adapt to any genre while still being me.

MJ:  What single off the album do you anticipate taking off both on charts and with listeners/fans?

TySoul: I think that “Addicted” or “Don’t You” are two of our more heartfelt records. Both talk about relationship-based content but also have an upbeat flow and awesome production.

Maine: “Serenity” is going to make a statement because it deals with some crucial issues going on in the world now. “Addicted”, “Old Thing Back”, and “Move Ya Body” are extraordinarily strong records as well.

MJ: Take a minute to reflect and share anything else about “The Medicine for the Soul”

TySoul: This project personally helped me to experiment with rapping more. Maine pushed and encouraged me to spit a few bars, and I was able to rap a few good verses on this album. Even through this pandemic, we stayed motivated and in touch, which enabled us to finish this project strong and in time when we were able to return to the studio.

Maine: We want people and our fans to get that great feeling listening to our music. We’re just trying to put authentic Hip Hop and R&B back on the map.

Special thanks to Dan Rosler, Amanda Rogan, Lambo Lo, Suspect, Gus, and Paulie…#RIPHefty

Watch “Serenity” featuring Sweetness and Daniel Rosler (off ‘Medicine for the Soul’ album). The empowering lyrics and serene images of unity and innocence in the video along with the soothing, soulful vibe and classic drums are sure to raise neck hairs and touch hearts worldwide.

The Real Simba – How I Move (Video & Interview)

The Real Simba is climbing indie charts with his latest single and video “How I Move” available on all major platforms.

The young, Jamaican New Yorker delivers a pulsating track that defines his moves regarding money, music, and women.

As a young artist taking over the NYC scene, The Real Simba pays no mind to those clapping their mouths and hating on him. Let them keep talking and move frantically while this young King is moving with heavy pockets lined with Gucci from head to toe.

The blend of knocking bass and striking trap tones are sure to have music enthusiasts worldwide shaking and moving through the streets right into the clubs. Watch “How I Move” and check out our exclusive interview below.

MJ:  Give everyone a brief background on who Simba is.

Simba: “Simple Intellect Makes The Boy Amazing” I was born and raised in Jamaica and came here when I was about 7, so I have a big reggae influence. I landed in Mount Vernon where I fell in love with Hip Hop culture and since then I’ve been in love with music. I used to write poems then it evolved to songs, and a lot of my music is upbeat, fun, loving, inspirational, and really heartbreaking. I try to cover every aspect of me as a person and emotionally. But overall, I’m just a fun-loving kid from the ‘Ville with a dream, goal, passion, and drive.

MJ:  You’re a young artist who created his own lane and carved a name for himself in the music industry. Talk about that ladder climb and some of your strategies along the way.

Simba: It’s tough to keep it real, it’s a lot of hard work and time that goes into my craft but also a lot of risks that must be taken. I’ve lost a lot of money from people saying they can do something that they never produced. Working with different personalities and balancing a social life is a struggle. but I devote my all to music because it’s my true passion.

MJ:  What are some challenges and some perks coming up in an evolved realm of Hip Hop?

Simba: Hip Hop is more than music it’s a culture, it’s a group of people and a lifestyle. The genre is plagued by some violence, but I’ve shifted from that aspect and focused on fun up-tempo and inspirational music. Hip Hop made me who I am now and in turn, it allowed me to create and express my ideas, thoughts, and emotions.

MJ: I’ll get to what the fans want to know…”How I Move”, take us back to the thought, creation, production, to the final product of the single that is chart-topping!

Simba: Ohh man hahaha that was a good day I was actually in the club dancing and some girl came up to me with a bottle she literally said” I like how you move.” I kept saying that over and over because it was just so funny and crazy. Then later that week I heard a beat and those same words came back to me and that’s where it began and took off. I ended up writing the entire song that day. Now I’ve just been on the road working and promoting the track and video and I’ve been getting so much love.

MJ: What are some projects in the works or upcoming endeavors you can share?

Simba: I’ve got some good stuff coming for the people that support me as a person and my music. “Handle With Care “is an R&B project that I’m working on that’s going to really put people in their feelings. “Dreams of the Sky” is a mire motivation project but also very upbeat, raw, and gritty.  There are some other secret projects I’m working on but y’all just going to have to stay tuned…

 

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Dr. EnQi’s Live Interview With Cassidy (YouTube)

The GOAT in Battle Rap meets the GOAT of Consciousness & Holistic Healing. Dr. EnQi just exposed two facts that could highlight why the legendary Philly Hustler Cassidy has been and maybe always will be ahead of his time!

Dr. EnQi didn’t teach, he didn’t lecture and didn’t take the opportunity to self-promote or mention his mantra “ENQISDETOX.COM“, he instead gave us the classic Cassidy interview of all time. Dr. EnQi exposed Cassidy’s genius and spirituality. The only thing next is to hear Cass and EnQi on a track together.

SINN x Chill Beatz Discuss “Ryder Music” Volume 2

On October 4th, 25-year music vet SINN will release the 1st single off his forthcoming sophomore album “Ryder Music” volume 2. I had the chance to sit down with SINN and in-house mega-producer Chill Beatz to discuss both the single and album.

MJ:  You recently announced the news of the forthcoming release of your sophomore album of Ryder Music. As a vet in the industry, your music is a timeline of your life and shows your growth as an artist. In three words describe this album.

SINN: A musical journey…

“Riding season is almost over, time to heat up the winter with Ryder Music…Da Ryder King Sinn is parking the bike and sparking up the mic” -SINN

MJ: The relationship between artist and producer is crucial when curating timeless music. Talk about the chemistry between you and in-house mega-producer Chill Beatz.

Chill: We push each other to do things that we don’t’ think are possible. Every beat is like a blank canvas and SINN is the artist!  We are brothers first, so the rest is easy.

SINN: Chill nailed it, our chemistry comes from our love of music, and a brotherly bond we have beyond the music.

MJ: Without giving too much away, share a little with the fans on what they can expect from Ryder Music Vol 2. How would you describe the SINN fans will get from this album?

SINN: For this album, I took the fans on a cruise on their favorite ride down a freshly paved road and I wanted to be their tour guide down the Ryder Music highway…

MJ: Chill, let listeners know about the dynamics of this album from production’s standpoint.

Chill: This album stayed true to the ryder music concept. Sinn also wanted to give his fans something they may hear in the clubs, so it was fun adding an R&B/Pop mix to this concept.

MJ: Take us behind the scenes and talk about everything that went into putting this album together, from the thought process to the final product.

SINN: As a vet in the game people tend to forget what struggles and growth you must go through as a person and as an artist. I’ve always been told I approach everything in an unconventional fashion, so I decided to give the fans the same great recipe just prepared differently. The thought process was for the world to know “the name and know the difference.”

Chill: SINN didn’t say a lot during this process other than it’s time for them “to know the name and know the difference.” No one can get in that man’s creative head.

MJ:  Word is the album will be released teaser-style, with a new single every two weeks. Tell us a little about the debut single.

SINN: The debut single is called “Make it Home” featuring Rita. This is a song for everyone who leaves out the door and has one goal in their mind; to make it home safe back in the arms of the one they love.

MJ: If you had to choose two personal favorites off the album what would those records be, and why?

Chill: I don’t really have a favorite but “Make It Home” is a song I think all the fans and listeners can relate to.

SINN:  My two favorites are “No Matter What” and “That’s What They Do.” The theme in “No Matter What” focuses on loyalty and no matter how far I go up the ladder I’ll always be around for my team.  “That’s What They Do” describes how a mature and secure man can refuse temptations and be loyal to his one and only.

MJ:  As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like to mention about Ryder Music Volume 2?

SINN: I feel this is my best work to date, the most monumental.

Chill: Buckle Up!

Connect with SINN and Chill Beats at HMDmuzic.com | Facebook

 

 

Interview With The Heavy Element – A Dubstep Trio From Manchester

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt.

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Interview With The Heavy Element – A Dubstep Trio From Manchester

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt.

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

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Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.