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.

Righteous Ft. Edo G x G Dot & Born x Dominique – Radios (Video)

Righteous “The Administrator of Truth” enlists Edo. G, G Dot & Born, and Dominique Gorley for the second release (video) of his new EP entitled ‘Be Conscious Of.’

“Radios” produced by DJ Corbett exudes a classic boom-bap, head-nodding impression with a soulful chorus that amplifies the energy from Righteous, Edo. G, G Dot & Born.  The animated visuals set the tone for a chill-vibe, a feeling radios used to emanate but somehow lost that grip along the way.

During a time where the world is oversaturated with conceit, greed, killings, and lust, “Radios” transcends us back when music allowed us to unite and vibe off each other.  Press play for that experience and connect with Righteous below.

Stream/download the full EP

https://open.spotify.com/album/2iobJdPja93QczQA8jwya7

https://righteous.bandcamp.com/track/radios-featuring-edo-g-g-dot-born-dominique

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Arrested Development – Becoming Video & Don’t Fight Your Demons LP

2x Grammy Award Winning, groundbreaking iconic music group, and Hip Hop pioneers Arrested Development recently released their new album ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons.”  The 16-track album features a selection of eclectic musicians including Kuf Knotz, Skyy High, Christine Elise, O’hene Savant, Rambo, Let The Dirt Say Amen, Fro Magnum Man, MRK SX, and is executively produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa for Configaration Records.

“Becoming” is the first video off the album and truly sets the tone for what fans can expect from the album. It’s infectious beats along with dually clapping and striking drums with vacillating piano keys are soul-shaking, while the intricate storytelling and bold images are eye awakening.

Speech shares his vow to become the best he can be and transcends us back to age nine, teen years, and young adulthood. His vivid memories expose domestic violence, his journey into the streets with hopes of earning respect, and harsh lessons behind bars.  Upon his release, a new devout way of thinking takes over by means of glorified sermons.

The captivating chorus and invigorating energy from the group ignite a sense of freedom and elation that needs to be celebrated. Watch “Becoming” and stream ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ below.

“Becoming” is dedicated to Anthony Johnston (from the film 16 Bars)

Stream/download ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ here

The group assures fans and listeners this is no hit or miss album.  Each track is distinct in style, flow, and vibe, with influential wordplay and infectious soundscapes. They breakdown and take apart worldly injustices, the current state of racism, grueling masks of politics, and on the flip side offer empowering gems on how to overcome and rise through. The production throughout the entire album channels a continuous kaleidoscope of invigorating bass, soul, funk, worldly tones, and even innovative cadences ear-pleasing to a younger generation of music connoisseurs. ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ ideally serves as a “how-to” handbook brimming with incomparable lyricism, storytelling, and cognizant awareness delivered in a fashion only Arrested Development can carry through.

For Arrested Development Business email mike@vagabondpro.com

Connect with Speech and Arrested Development here

Thunny Brown Ft. Damarcus Wilkins – Live At 5 (Video)

Thunny Brown and Damarcus Wilkins release highly anticipated, eye-opening visuals for “Live At 5 – Enough is Enough Power to the People.” The video begins in silence with a compelling statistical script by Thunny to prepare listeners and viewers for what’s to follow…

An animated news reporter, trying his best to overpower the sounds of sirens, looting, oppressed activists, and fires begins an interview with a fed-up local protestor who declares justice or else! The much-ignored no justice no peace mantra has run its course with no results.

Thunny delivers his merciless narrative over a captivating blend of animation and live reels that depict the genocidal warfare his brothers and sisters suffer and struggle through daily. Press play with caution for an intense, bone-chilling historiography.

Watch “Live At 5” and connect with Thunny Brown below.

https://www.facebook.com/thunnybrown/

https://www.instagram.com/THUNNYBROWN/

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“Live At 5” on Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/mx/album/live-at-5-feat-damarcus-wilkins-single/1529654700?l=en

Griotz Ft. Kyah Baby – “Only Fans” (Video)

Who is this new artist Griotz, from the Bronx, New York, who just shook up the music scene? He’s dropped three debut singles, two of which he was able to hold his own with former Cash Money’s own SyAriDaKid & Just Us Records Kyah Baby. His versatile flow and amazing wordplay puts him in a category of his own.

His ability to switch cadences so effortlessly, and create a multitude of styles of music makes me think we’ll be seeing this artist for years to come. Sit back in your seats, eat your popcorn, and listen to the theatrics of Sway. Every hook is like a scene, his ability to tell stories is truly amazing and his confidence in his abilities comes out evidently through the song. “You know who you’re talking to?”

Now on, “The Baobab Tree,” he’s showing us his conscious side. Giving us a message and showing how much he really cares about the progression of his people. Now, just when you think we have him in a lyrical box he hits us with a club banger called Only Fans to really show a wide range of ability in creating great music. Not to mention the music video his team shot is next level amazing.

The Only Fans video seemed like something straight from a movie. The young Director EAD, created an amazing script to match this amazing song. Griotz and Kyah Baby had so much energy and showcased some dope acting skills in bringing their parts to life. Their chemistry on camera was amazing and made the already fire song shine so much more in the visual realm. My eyes were literally glued to the screen to all the dope special effects in the video, that literally was out of this world. If you weren’t a Griotz fan before this video, you’ll definitely be one after!

Really lookout for this phenomenal new talent, a star is on the rise, and I’m telling you now, get ready to see it!

Twitter: @ImaniBruno

Sir Calloway x SpiTTzwell – Boil Advisory (Video)

Sir Calloway releases visuals for his powerful new single “Boil Advisory” produced by SpiTTzwell (video directed by Ledoox2).

Calloway defines our current, nationwide state of emergency through pivotal storytelling and wordplay. Bar for bar he breaks down critical times, pressing societal genocides, and devils in the form of politicians and the system.  Calloway delivers these harsh truths over soulful tones of piano keys and heart-pounding bass.  Sounds of police and ambulance sirens, alarms, and ferocious dogs serve as the hook and heighten the already hair-raising and bone-chilling emotion from Calloway.

“Boil Advisory” is not meant to entertain, it’s purpose is to shake citizens to the core with knowledge of what, why, when, where, how, and who are digging our worldly grave. Watch “Boil Advisory” and connect with Sir Calloway and SpiTTzwell below.

 

IG :  @SirCalloway @spittzwell_the_beat_god 

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Twitter : Sir Calloway on Twitter  Spittzwell on Twitter

 

Stream “Boil Advisory” on preferred platforms here

SINN – Put Ya Seat Belt On (Single)

Artist, producer and songwriter SINN announces the release of “Put Ya Seat Belt On” off his forthcoming album titled ‘Know the Name, Know the Difference.”

The 25-year music veteran famed as “The Ryder King” switches up the game and introduces a new style for fans to embrace.  SINN reminds the world that he’ll do whatever it takes to succeed in life, music, and love. His captivating blend of bars and vocals exudes an infectious and invigorating vibe sure to have music enthusiasts head-nodding through the streets and into the clubs.

SINN’s deliverance of motivating, and at times edgy lyrics will ring over and over in your ears, so strap up and “put ya seat belt on” to endure this momentous ride.  “I know what it takes I like to drive all gas no brakes, put ya seat belt on my heart’s racin girl you better buckle up it’s a fight, knuckle up.“

Stream “Put Ya Seat Belt On” on preferred platforms

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Soulrac x Big Bob “Blackface” Video

Inlighten Music Group present Soulrac’s latest single/video “Blackface” of his new album ‘Soulploitation.’  “Blackface” is produced by multi-talented international producer Big Bob of Elite Sound International.

It’s been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and it’s still racist and offensive today. By distorting the features and culture of African Americans including their looks, language, dance, deportment, and character; white Americans were able to codify whiteness across class and geopolitical lines as its antithesis. Blackface and the codifying of blackness, language, movement, deportment, and character, like a caricature, persists through mass media and in public performances today. Join the movement by sharing the #eraseblackface hashtag on social media to bring awareness to this issue.

‘Soulploitation’ is an EP that’s reminiscent of the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the Black Power movement because it verbalizes the dilemmas we face as a society. Like the music from Blaxploitation films, it serenades its listeners with soulful and thought-provoking lyrics and music. Watch “Blackface” and connect with Soulrac below.

HIS – STORY

Soulrac (Carlos Dukes)  was born and raised in Orlando, Florida during the Golden Era of Hip Hop which influenced his musical palette and creativity. His upbringing shaped his thought process and motivated him to address the social injustices he witnessed throughout his life.  An environment where Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Gentrification, etc were the norm.  As a youth, he started scribbling rhymes in his notepad and rapping became a means of expression.  An expression he used when they would battle rap by freestylin during lunch and after school as a means of recreation.  Soulrac defines his music as “Music for the Soul” and his name is derived from his first name being spelled backward with an extra O.

 

Twitter: @Soulrac Music

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Hawaii’s D-Rage Debuts “Survivor” Single

Hawaii’s own D-Rage debuts his solo single, “Survivor” off his forthcoming album titled ‘Deep Fire.’

“Survivor” produced by B.Dvine, serves as a fighter’s anthem with clapping drums, bass, and piercing cadences. D-Rage delivers a simple message through bold lyrics; he’s a soldier who can’t be broken and remains afloat at all times. Stream “Survivor” and connect with D-Rage on Instagram @d_rage808ns.

“Survivor” on preferred streaming/purchase platforms

Configa & Jahi Free Minds In “Mindfulness” Video

Seasoned UK based producer Configa links with Jahi and encourages folks to free their minds and take control of their mental health. “Mindfulness” is the second single off the duo’s collaborative album titled ‘Forward Future’ available now on all streaming platforms.

During a time brimming with unsettling anxiety and stricken fear, Configa and Jahi bring us a classic, yet cosmic boom-bap groove allowing us to alleviate uncertainties and float into a soothing state of spirituality and meditation.

The calming visuals of palm trees, ocean waves swaying against rocks, and the hypnotic fire pit blaze in tuned with the city nightscapes, channels through our core and acts as a window for self-care. Take heed to mindfulness broken down letter by letter; they are the essential keys to this introspective journey.

Jahi and Configa feed our souls with poetic flows of wordplay and polished production ensured to heighten our sense of ‘mindfulness’. Watch the video and stream ‘Forward Future’ the album.

 

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