Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

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Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

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Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

RealTalk Featuring Curt Flo and Taiyou: “CURSES” – hunger, and a lyrical ferocity

RealTalk is a Phoenix, AZ based artist who records out of Studio Flo Music based in Mesa, AZ. “CURSES” is the first full album released dedicated to spreading truths. He recently rhymed on the song ‘Q.O.D’ from Studio Flo Music CEO Curt Flo and Taiyou’s album ‘Monsoon Season’ which was released in September 2016 and is available for purchase on iTunes. RealTalk’s dedication is purely to telling the African American reality through personal and anecdotal experiences without the censorship of a major record label. RealTalk is appreciative for the opportunity to work with Curt Flo and Taiyou as well as the hard work they put into the album while managing a studio.

CURSES” is the first full album released dedicated to spreading truths. RealTalk has produced an excellent 21st-century record that balances political powder kegs, audacious floss raps, complementary beats, and honest-to-god inspiration.

CURSES” has its overall theme awash with the disenfranchisement of African Americans. Its history, issues and what continues to happen in order to keep the status quo. RealTalk puts racism and inequality directly into the listener’s ear. He defines it in different ways and perspectives. If you really take his lyrics to heart, you may learn something.

On “Curses”, he steps up to the plate with a hunger, and a lyrical ferocity. He is in peak lyrical form, and in penning an unmitigated indictment of the conventions and regulations the U.S. clings to, he opens the gates for discourse not just in the black community, but for anyone listening.

Gliding atop a bass-heavy track with synths humming in the background, the flow is impeccable on “Cops In My Rear View” ft Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Synesthetic Nation), and the bars are full of reverence, while maintaining an objective look at the kind of atrocities man still commits on another man.

Nowhere, though, does RealTalk’s flow shine brighter than on “BloodLine” Ft. Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Synesthetic Nation). The gorgeous, mesmerizing beat twinkles over a slow drum loop, and RealTalk brings his quick, hard-hitting flow to the forefront. On “Preach” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by Beatstars.com) his delivery becomes slower and more meticulous, it’s clear he wants every word rapped to be heard.

“Keep It 100” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by 20dollarbeats.com) shows what is most important about this effort from RealTalk, as just like Nas in the day – his mind, soul, and wit is sharp. Luckily, for the world of music, RealTalk’s spirit is too strong to be stifled; he is, after all, one of the true rebels in the genre.

RealTalk presents not just a hunger, but a very aggressively displayed commentary on the black identity in the historical, cultural and modern context, and from multiple viewpoints. Check out his 360° vision on “Belly Of The Beast” Ft. Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Beatstars.com).

His message is effective and will leave you thinking. And needless to say, the lyrical skill that you’d expect great rap recording is here in full force. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this album. RealTalk brings it lyrically on every track. The production is top notch and the flow is immaculate too.

And when RealTalk is not digging deep into the socio-political Afro-American fabric, he is engaged in deeply emotional content such as “One Love” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by Beatstars.com), one of my favorite tracks on the album. All round though, hardly will you find another album that is so entertaining, intellectual, and raw.

RealTalk is making music from the depths, mining the bottom to pull up the filth and shed the light of day on it. But Regardless of what this record is about, and how you relate to its gut-wrenching content, this is some seriously vibrant hip-hop. Its RealTalk doing what he does best: not giving a fuck and spitting fire!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

www.studioflosound.com
RealTalk social: Twitter: @realtalk480 IG: realtalk480
Curt Flo social: Twitter: @curtflo @studioflomusic
Taiyou social: Twitter: @mistertaiyou IG: @mistertaiyou

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