Matt Draco – “Get Off” – a cautionary tone that’s burned into every word!

Raised in Inglewood, California, Matt Draco’s prowess blends his aggressive West Coast personality with his nimble New York inspired rhyme schemes. As a child he studied the lyricism of creatives such as Notorious B.I.G, J. Cole, and Jay-Z, and by the time he was 14, Matt also taught himself how to compose orchestral music, enhancing his musical understanding and vision. By the age of 18, Matt Draco had the honor of conducting University Preparatory School’s orchestra twice, with two different pieces composed by himself. He then returned to his native Hip-hop roots releasing a series of freestyles and singles on

Kiing Dee! – “Black Kings (ft. King Los) flows with such a captivating style!

Kiing Dee! has been boxing since the age of 6. He grew up in the Pawtucket/Providence area where he fights out of Big Six Boxing academy. He has won many regional tournaments as well as fighting in the 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and previously being ranked #2 in the country. Kiing Dee! went professional in 2018 but an Achilles injury changed his life. It forced him to do the only thing he could do while recovering on his couch and that was make music. Once he realized that people actually liked his music, he decided to take it seriously. Constantly

DREAM BIG EMPIRE presents Blacc Cuzz – “Wadd Up Doe” – outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop

Blacc Cuzz is committed to forging a glorious way forward in his career. More importantly, he’s underscoring his critical lapses in the past for sake of the young guns who may admire him. At this stage, the Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised creative, who fashions himself as a self-made businessman in the mold of Jay-Z, is well aware of his status as an artist and record label boss at Dream Big Empire. The good-natured don of the working class can rap like the most vulgar deacon you’ll ever meet, driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop. Much like

Ramirez Coiva – “I’m Walking Away” shines in the way the guitar and string arrangements are so well put together

Ramirez Coiva regards himself as a Citizen of the World, who has been writing and making music since 2000. His single “I’m Walking Away” was written and recorded in Istanbul (Turkey), a couple of years ago. The song is a hybrid between the alternative rock guitar sound of the past and a look toward a more modern, sleeker pop sound. One thing is clear on this track, there are very few people that can match Ramirez Coiva’s all-embracing songwriting talent. Regardless of style, whether it’s heavy guitars or strings, keyboards and drums, a great song is a great song, and

“Time” – The new single and video release by APKLYPZ

“Time” in the world of APKLYPZ is the unknown march into darkness. The trippy mind-bending perceptions of infinity. The psychedelic wanderings of a consciousness loose in the cosmos. The groove between space and time, the analog and the digital, reality and illusion.  Audiovisual artist APKLYPZ combines dense dreamy trip-hop and psychedelic visuals to create a cinematic experience called a “form of escapism” by Electro Wow. Every APKLYPZ production is a vivid world of expression and “…an enthralling and emotive listen which is accompanied by a spellbinding video”. Seasoned by decades as a bass auteur and years as a globetrotting

“KETAMER” – Doc Ketamer is absolutely at the top of his game

Doc Ketamer is a DJ / producer born in Naples. At the age of 20 he started traveling throughout Europe organizing juggling shows. From the year 2000 he began to collaborate and play with different sound systems. In those years he focused on live sets. In this same period he founded the KML sound system KML, which almost immediately joined the larger collective Black Sheep. After this experience, and having played all over Europe, DJ Ketamer – as he was called then – rediscovered his passion for vinyl and began playing different styles on various occasions in social centers and

International Independent Entertainer, Cips is preparing his latest album and tour!

Cips, pronounced (Sip’s) is an international independent entertainer who has done various showcases and has toured multiple times across Canada and United States. Cips has currently accomplished three Canadian tours and two American tours so far. Performing in various major cities across Canada and United States such as Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, etc. Cips has also worked alongside various artists in the music Industry such as Sayzee, Big Trill, Merkules, Stitches, and many more. His latest project titled ‘Codeine Cowboyz’ was completely created, mixed and mastered in Miami, FL, produced by Supply & Demand,

THE BRKN releases “The Motions” from their upcoming debut EP titled “No. 3”

Punk n’ Rock newcomers THE BRKN debuted their first single and accompanying video for the song “Your Existence” this summer and the buzz started to build. The band has already racked up over 113k streams on Spotify playlists. See the video for Your Existence here – https://youtu.be/vSJiJrb87h4 THE BRKN is Jacob Cade – Vox and lead guitar, Kick Stevens – rhythm guitarist, Mike Bokenkamp – drums and Tristan Verghese – bass. The band recently released the second song and video for “The Motions” from their upcoming debut EP titled “No. 3” which will be out in early 2020. See the

Moonie Music Releases “Good Vibes” From The Album “Carolina Kid”

An unequivocal depiction of truly operating in the assurance and faith of purpose. We say it’s the spirit that comes from the Most High, others may call it a good vibe! Moonie Music, who previously starred in the “Man Up” movie as Brian co-starring alongside Lecrae. He also worked alongside KB, Trip Lee and Reach records while on the Man Up tour. He has music featuring Sho Baraka in the Christian arena and music featuring Da Baby and Renni Rucci in the secular arena. His new album “Carolina Kid” is a ministry album and was released 11/18/2019. He has re-dedicated

PROJECT GRAND SLAM RE-RELEASES “GET OUT!”

Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed band led by celebrated bassist/composer Robert Miller, has re-released their single “Get Out!”, Miller’s anti-Trump political protest song. Like many Americans, Miller has been profoundly upset by so much that the president has said and done. In response, he wrote “Get Out!”, which does not mention Trump by name but nevertheless contains a clear message. Says Miller, “I wrote the song last fall in response to all the insanity of this Administration, which I thought at the time couldn’t get any worse. But with the ongoing impeachment inquiry the song is even more relevant today”,

Jade Elizabeth Taylor Exudes a Visible Aura of Inner Strength and Tranquility

A couple of months ago we got a first glimpse of the songstress Jade Elizabeth Taylor and her CD “Shades of Jade”  which she started recording in 2006 at Ridgetop Studios with Keith Greeninger and Tim Prince, and miraculously finished after a series of allergies and illnesses  from which it seems she has since recovered. But you’ve probably read that story already and know the hardships this talented woman has gone through to fulfill her lifelong dream of recording an album.

How she developed adult-onset allergies, lost her voice, and then recovered it in 2010 after receiving anti-allergy shots weekly; or how she was diagnosed with full-blown diabetes in 2011, only to completely reverse the process with diet and exercise.

These are clear examples of the strong character Jade Elizabeth Taylor possesses. Then when you watch her videos or listen to her music, you witness the strength of her personality too! She exudes a visible aura of inner strength and tranquility that can only mature and flourish with life’s experiences…and hardships.

Hers is not the brazen and brash self-confidence of let’s say, Rihanna or Beyoncé, respectable an awe-inspiring in its own right, but rather more like the world-weary surefootedness of Ella Fitzgerald or Nina Simone. I personally put it down to that fine line, between those artists ‘who live to sing’ and those who ‘sing to live’. Jade Elizabeth Taylor, without any doubt in my mind, belongs to the former collective.

There have been certain singers over the past century with alluring qualities about them and whose impact has etched them into history. It’s when music becomes more than music. It’s when it becomes a part of our collective consciousness and everyday lives. It’ music your grandmother or your daughter would enjoy at the same time, as it transcends genres and styles, having its only imperative in excellence.

Jade Elizabeth Taylor is one of those artists. You feel every word she sings. Notwithstanding the fact, that she is backed by a group of superlative musicians, her delivery is always the real showcase. She sings straight from her gut, but never loses her elegance while doing so. Her voice is smooth, rich and lovely, all at the same time.

Above all, her songs are absolutely timeless in appeal, and when mixed with her downright honest and heartrending lyrical approach as on the blues ignited, “Boozin’ Blues”, where she unabashedly tackles a serious social problem like the devastating effects of the often unfair and blatantly unjust male –female interrelations, you have no choice but to be inexorably drawn into her musical interpretations of real life!

In the song, Jade sums up the desolating truth in one simple line: “My baby left me for a bottle of cheap wine…”, and then continues to explain: “The bruises may have faded but the memories lingers on.” Fortunately though, she is able to sing: “I’m feeling so much safer now that my baby’s gone.” Confirming, unlike many, many others, that she did not take him back!

Over and above affronting this tragic social theme though, Jade is going one step further, by donating the proceeds from “Boozin’ Blues” to the YWCA Safe House Program.

Once you’ve experienced the above song, I beg you to checkout my absolute favorite Jade Elizabeth Taylor performance, “Little King”. A song written by Jeremy Thomas Lindsay, so mesmerizing and languid in its interpretation and so deeply poetic, lyrically, that I can never manage to listen to it only once at a time!

And while you’re there, also listen to Jade do her own personal version of Vance Gilbert’s “Unforgivable”, which she says is one of herfavorite songs in the world”. Recorded in just one take,each note of this song is art. Language shudders under the weight of describing how wonderful Jade’s simple interpretation is. When the song ends, you wish that she and John R. Burr on piano, would just carry on endlessly.

If you’ve never listened to Jade Elizabeth Taylor, don’t deprive yourself of such an amazing talent any longer. God knows, she waited long enough herself, to record her album of true gems!

As far as I understand These songs should be available alongside others, on a collection entitled, “A Taste Of Things To Come” ( you’ll need to track Jade’s website for official news) and is a great place to get started. Chances are, once you hear these, you’ll want to hear more. Then just go and grab the CD “Shades of Jade”.

As for me, I think I’m going to sit back in my easy chair, put my feet up, and put Jade Elizabeth Taylor through the stereo. Ah, yeah, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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