Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

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Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

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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

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

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

Reverse Mechanic: “Rhodes Scholars” (ft. Soul Khan) – incorporates character development and imagery

In honor of graduating seniors and those finishing the school year this May, Reverse Mechanic has teamed up with famed New York battle rapper and songwriter Soul Kahn to give voice to a scholarly rap song titled “Rhodes Scholars.” The song released with its music video on May 27, 2017, is available on BandCamp, SoundCloud, YouTube.com, Pandora, and more. “Rhodes Scholars” will also be part of Reverse Mechanic’s second album, The Mixed Ape – available this Fall. The accompanying new music video celebrates its Minnesota roots by taking place in a local Northeast Minneapolis barbershop, ‘Sportsmen’s Barbers’, together with local actors and a local videography team.

“I’ve always felt that Soul Kahn’s lyrics are second to none, and his music tackles serious subjects masterfully,” says Joe Wistrcill aka Reverse Mechanic. “He is genuinely a Rhodes Scholar of hip-hop. Hoping to collaborate, I reached out and explained the type of music I was creating – clean, tight lyrics with soul, and I was thrilled that he agreed to sign on. It is a tremendous honor to have his work appearing in the third verse of “Rhodes Scholars.”

Wistrcill began writing and performing as Reverse Mechanic in 2011 while attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, studying business music. He released his first album in July 2012, and has since released 21 songs and 10 music videos. The artist with a fast growing fan-base has also performed locally at O’Gara’s, The Pourhouse, The Red Sea, the University of  St. Thomas, and the former Imperial Room, to name a few.

This latest track is another exquisite example of Reverse Mechanic’s versatility, both as a writer and a rapper. The lyrics are more than most of today’s typical rap lyrics; he incorporates character development and imagery, building a story as well as a song. And then he shows his ability to match the mood of the lyrics with a beat.

“Rhodes Scholars” is easily one of Reverse Mechanic’s best song releases to date. One listen and you can’t help but be hooked by the sincerity, passion and sense of humor contained here friends. This guy just keeps reminding me of Eminem in his prime – with the same satirical edginess and a rhyme scheme reminiscent of a complex jigsaw puzzle that requires the assembly of oddly shaped interlocking words and phrases to complete the big picture.

To say that this track is nearly flawless would be an understatement. This is truly Reverse Mechanic golden era. Nearly every one of his songs has something unique to offer. Wistrcill, and Soul Kahn on the third verse, is so full of fire in “Rhodes Scholars” that you can’t help but end up psyched at the infectious beat and smooth flow of their rhymes.

The lyrics are intricate and any fan of intelligent hip-hop who hasn’t heard this song needs to listen to it right now. The rhymes, the beat, and overall passion are excelling in every way. What makes this song so incredible, along with many other Reverse Mechanic songs, is how easy it is to relate to the story he weaves for us.

From listening to “Rhodes Scholars” we can tell this is one of the best Reverse Mechanic’s songs for one main reason:  Wistrcill poured all his realism and sincerity into the track together with a sharp sense of twisted humor.

The story melds with the metaphors into a clever, catchy and high-energy song that will have you bumping to the beat, besides listening to the lyrics. Do yourself a favor if you haven’t checked “Rhodes Scholars” out, do it right now. You won’t be disappointed.

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