Monday, January 15, 2024

Fedie Demarco - “Grand Imperial” ft Ice-T

Watts native and rising hip-hop sensation Fedie Demarco is making waves with a powerful resurgence of authentic lyricism in Gangster Rap. In a genre often crowded with trends, Fedie distinguishes himself by bringing back the raw, unapologetic essence that made Gangster Rap a cultural force.a



Watts native and rising hip-hop sensation Fedie Demarco is making waves with a powerful resurgence of authentic lyricism in Gangster Rap. In a genre often crowded with trends, Fedie distinguishes himself by bringing back the raw, unapologetic essence that made Gangster Rap a cultural force.

Hailing from the legendary streets of Watts, Fedie Demarco is poised to leave an indelible mark on the rap scene. His music stands out not only for its impeccable flow but also for his ability to infuse genuine lyricism without succumbing to the overly commercialized and sometimes corny Hip-Hop flavors prevalent in the industry.

Fedie Demarco shared insights into his musical journey and the inspiration behind his distinctive approach:

“I lived in California all my life, born in Watts and LA,  due to my moms being a single parent, having to move around a lot with no stability, it’s challenging at times but overall just like anywhere else, locals wanna be heard amongst their peers and outside their community. Everyone has a voice nowadays, and besides the West Coast charged up this new generation .”

Fedie Demarco's latest release, "Grand Imperial," serves as a testament to his commitment to genuine storytelling and impactful lyricism. The track, a remake of Rakim's classic "Microphone Fiend," pays homage to the roots of hip-hop while infusing a contemporary flair. Ice-T, recognizing Fedie's talent, collaborated with him on the track, adding his own touch to the East Coast-inspired West Coast sound.

The music video, directed by Ice-T himself and filmed by the talented Voice2hard, captures the essence of West Coast hip-hop with a raw, authentic feel. Fedie Demarco's refusal to compromise on his artistic vision sets him apart as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game.

Fedie Demarco is not just a rising star; he's a torchbearer for the authentic spirit of Gangster Rap. His dedication to preserving the genre's roots while evolving its sound positions him as an artist to watch in the coming years.


Hailing from the legendary streets of Watts, Fedie Demarco is poised to leave an indelible mark on the rap scene. His music stands out not only for its impeccable flow but also for his ability to infuse genuine lyricism without succumbing to the overly commercialized and sometimes corny Hip-Hop flavors prevalent in the industry.

Fedie Demarco shared insights into his musical journey and the inspiration behind his distinctive approach:

“I lived in California all my life, born in Watts and LA,  due to my moms being a single parent, having to move around a lot with no stability, it’s challenging at times but overall just like anywhere else, locals wanna be heard amongst their peers and outside their community. Everyone has a voice nowadays, and besides the West Coast charged up this new generation .”

Fedie Demarco's latest release, "Grand Imperial," serves as a testament to his commitment to genuine storytelling and impactful lyricism. The track, a remake of Rakim's classic "Microphone Fiend," pays homage to the roots of hip-hop while infusing a contemporary flair. Ice-T, recognizing Fedie's talent, collaborated with him on the track, adding his own touch to the East Coast-inspired West Coast sound.

The music video, directed by Ice-T himself and filmed by the talented Voice2hard, captures the essence of West Coast hip-hop with a raw, authentic feel. Fedie Demarco's refusal to compromise on his artistic vision sets him apart as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game.

Fedie Demarco is not just a rising star; he's a torchbearer for the authentic spirit of Gangster Rap. His dedication to preserving the genre's roots while evolving its sound positions him as an artist to watch in the coming years.


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Black Militia x DJ Chose – “I’m Not Them”

Today Hip-Hop group Black Militia releases their new single, “I’m Not Them” taken from their album, No Friends A collaboration with DJ Chose, the record is made exclusively for ladies just in time for Valentines Day.  Composed of XO, Yung CEO and Ace Luciano this trio is making sure the ladies know they are appreciated.

Situated halfway between Houston and Baton Rouge Hip-Hop group Black Militia are bringing a newer sound that exudes current sonics and melodies that highlights Black Militia’s lyrics, rhyme structure and ability to make good music.

“I’ve always had a love for music, way before it was as easily accessible to make. I always wondered how songs were put together and what went into making them. Once home recording became possible I was stuck in my room as a teenager trying to figure it out. I’m still pretty much the same now, a studio rat,” XO of Black Militia said. 

In what has become a regular sign of appreciation in mid-February around Valentines day, Black Militia gives the ladies what they want for V-Day as DJ Chose handles the chorus in this Valentines Day hustler anthem.

“DJ Chose is on the chorus and it’s super relatable to all hustlers trying to make time for the women in their lives,” Black Militia explained. 

With their production being handled by Thisabeats and SS Filmz on the video production, this is a Dream Team effort that’s sure to shed light on the musical coronation that is due for Black Militia hailing out of Lake Charles.. 

While some fans may be just learning about Black Militia, they have big plans for the next few months and the release of their music. 

“We plan to release the album and a few more singles and videos we have stashed in the vault. I’m always in the studio but I’m working on my solo and another Black Militia album with my group members Yung CEO and Ace Luciano.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Baby Cheef – “Oochie” Ft Supa ChuLi


Just in time for Valentines Day rising North Carolina rapper Baby Cheef has released the video to his single “Oochie,” his debut single on Trained To Go (TTG) Entertainment and an ode to Nas’ classic freak anthem “Oochie Wally.”

 

Featuring fellow Carolina rapper Supa Chuli, the song is a braggadocious anthem in the same vein as Nas’s instant Hip-Hop classic that set the bar on production and lyrics for sexually amped anthems.

 

“The music I’m putting out now, I’m really into beats with a lot of energy. I can do anything and everything. I call it conscious trap music. I’m a street dude with a mind. I know how to go out and get my money, but I know how to make it home safe at night. My music is going to motivate you, it’s going to create memories for you, it’s also going to make you want to go out and get some money,” Baby Cheef explained.

 

Starting off in gospel choir Baby Cheef learned to develop an appreciation for all types of music, but as a youth his older brother was his true influence when it comes to his style and music.

 

“I started rapping at a young age around 8, really one of my main influences was my older brother who had all the latest retro jerseys, the J’s and he used to sell mixtapes, so I saw that you could make money off music and I wanted to do it too,” Baby Cheef explained. “He was my first influence as far as being a rapper because I wanted to be him. I wanted to be just like him, he was my hero.”

 



By age 11 Baby Cheef had jumped off the porch and was in the streets, “getting into a lil some’n of everything.”

 

“I got outside and started getting to it and was hustling on my own,” Baby Cheef said. “Anything you can possibly think of a teenager getting into, I did. I went down a messed up path in life. Fact check it, you can ask my momma, I had a strong mind like my dad, so I wanted to get to it and make some money, but I would never leave music alone.”

 

But life in the streets would show Baby Cheef another path as he always had a passion for music. According to Cheef, all the big homies and OGs in his neighborhood would make him battle grown men when he was only 13 or 14 years old.

 

“Back then it wasn’t battle rap like SmackUrl or anything like that. It was more like who had the best flow and the hottest verse. You may say a joke in there, a punchline or two but you know I started flipping that into songs.”

 

Eventually after releasing music on his own for years, a local record label in Charlotte named TTG picked up on Baby Cheef’s music and signed him to a deal.  With their help Cheef’s music is playing in places far beyond his neighborhood and North Carolina.

 

“TTG did this for me. They thought enough to sign me and they changed my life, so that’s just what not giving up looks like. Anybody could tell you, they know me for this all through North Carolina. They know me for getting some money, being a good dad, looking fly and rapping mostly, but they know me. My whole city know that. My whole state know that.”






Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Bröthel – Bröthel

 Recently California-based duo THE BRÖTHEL released their new self-titled debut album Bröthel. Composed of Camden Premø and JohnBørn, the duo's performance-based art and hypersexual live show have now morphed into a full-length album of epic proportions that is three years in the making. 


According to JohnBørn, B.R.O.T.H.E.L. is an acronym for (Beautiful. Relationship. Occasionally. Transferring. His and Her. Energy with Love).   JohnBorn hopes that the deeper meaning causes listeners to think one step further than their initial reaction when seeing the naked ladies painted.


”I came up with that acronym because everyone is going to hear Brothel and think oh these guys just go pay for pussy all day, but no that’s not the case. You’ve got to explore the content to even get past that. It's way deeper than just slutty music.”


“The album is called The Brothel," Camden Premo explained.  "John is a paint picture kind of artist and I’m a Hip-Hop artist. I heard how dope his shit was and pushed him to go full force with it.  I got a bunch of music too, so combined we are just ready to let all that shit go.”


Connected through music but friends forever Camden Premo and JohnBørn share close birthdays and are connected musically as their influences are sonically from the same 80's record vault.


We have the June 5th and June 10th birthdays and we never really had one argument,” Camden Premo explained. “John is a Prince fanatic, you can hear the influence in the music. I’m a Michael Jackson fan, John likes Mike but I’m influenced like 60% by Michael Jackson, 40% Prince. We idolize the 80’s and early 90’s -  the music today is trash, so we just try to bring back the vibes and we just talk about pleasuring women and partying and having a good time. Partying and fucking that’s all we care about.”


"I’m not into the Zodiac stuff like that but we both have birthdays in early June and it's weird but we might be in a similar mood or we might be going through something with a girl in a similar way so we will just go put that in a song. When you hear the song you will hear real life situations that we have lived through."


Pushing their live show and performance skills to new levels THE BRÖTHEL pride themselves on giving the fans a one-of-a-kind performance.


“We really want our music to have that nostalgic feel to it, just to give it that sound. We really combined R&B and Hip-Hop. We have songs where we are really singing their heart out,” Camden Premo, said.  "Our live show is different. Imagine you're just chillin the lights are off smoke everywhere with purple lights and just rays of light popping through the stage. Then we bring out wonderful naked beautiful women while John is painting and then John sings to them and then they become part of the show and they are props in our whole theatrical vision. We got our own mics, we got our own mic stands, you might catch me doing a James Brown split, and John might be hanging off the stage, it’s wild."


Focusing on their lifestyle and really living the music, Camden Premo and JohnBorn consider themselves Rock Stars of a new era. 


“I think being a rock star kind of has nothing to do with the music. A rockstar is just a lifestyle - with me I’m a real rockstar. I ride around in a limo, I party, I got girls around all the time," Premo said.

"You could look at us two ways. You can look at it like some slutty shit, in which in some ways yea, we got some slut to us. Yea we got a lil bit of slut in us, I can’t deny that. But we had to actually dig deep into ourselves, to find out how to do these things right. How do we make these things translate to the people?" JohnBørn concluded.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Project88Icon - "Glizzy"




Recently Texas rapper Project88icon spoke about his recent run of successes after being featured on NBA 2k21 with his song, "Go Viral."  In addition to his recent placement in the video game space he also landed a placement on Netflix and ESPN's newest untitled series that has yet to be released.  


Brought up in both Texas and Atlanta, Project88icon says his music is a fusion of the two cities' music with a futuristic twist. 


"I rap, I can sing - I do it all. Some say I'm just musically inclined, but I've just been making music since I was younger. In middle school I was a fan of 2Pac, but I wanted to be a DJ. I thought I was going to be a DJ but then I started writing poems and my poems just kind of started turning into raps and that was when I was in middle school."


From there while living in Atlanta Project88icon soaked up the culture of ATL making long lasting connections with artist like Gorilla Zoe and more


"I moved to Atlanta when I was younger, I went to school out there for a little while. Growing up in Atlanta I saw a lot of activity as far as the music scene and the streets. I connected with a whole lot of people when I was younger and a lot of those people are DJs now and  we've just stayed connected. Atlanta moves on a different time so it allowed me to move around out there and understand the scene," Project88icon said. "I was always writing and making music but I didn't understand the business and so I did whatever I could to get my foot in the door. I did everything from working and writing for artists to doing whatever I could to help build their buzz."


Plotting and planning his next moves Project88icon released his first album in 2020 called Area88 and has since continued to feed the fans releasing roughly 9 singles in a few years time which included his fan favorite and breakout single, "Glizzy."


"Glizzy was a spurt of the moment song, just a leaving the spot type thing. I had situations where I had people turn their back on me and so that song was made from the experience where someone was close to me and set me up. I promised myself I would never be caught lacking without my pistol. I made a song about it and it was produced by my boy Feddi. We connected and knocked it out in like an hour. People always get hype off that song and it really moves the crowd - people really like the song. A lot of people from different walks of life like the song. It's the wild wild west out here now, this is what it is,” Project88icon said.


The song was released as a single on the Area 88 album and accompanies other songs that Project88icon has released with Johnny Cinco, Gorilla Zoe and others. 


"I got a street team and I promote music online, word of mouth is always great, but I am always trying to expand my brand and that way I can tap into them when we need each other. We got the Alien Mob over here. We got a different way of thinking and moving. We have that out of the world energy with everything that we do."



Monday, June 14, 2021

BRB Loopy - "Blessing"



Recently Midwest rapper and prominent East St. Louis rapper BRB Loopy delivered his new visual "Blessing" to fans. Fresh out of the hospital and in recovery from a vicious shooting that almost took him from his family and loved ones, BRB Loopy returns with strength and delivers an emotional visual after taking five shots.

 "I just want the fans, the older fans, the newer ones just coming in, I appreciate you all. Going through what I went through over the past few months, I know people and fans have gone through what I've gone through and hopefully if fans go through this they can relate. I just hope they can stick with me because we on the way for sure," BRB Loopy explained. As of now this song will be a single, but according to management BRB Loopy will just continue to release singles through Create Music through the next few releases. "When I put the album together this will be on there for sure," BRB Loopy said. "Create is bringing their staff and they are known for their social media presence. They reached out to us and so we are going to release a few records through them and see how this goes." 

 In the visual BRB Loopy can be seen with his kids embracing them and holding them closely, as his perspective on life has truly changed after being humbled by the nearly fatal shooting. "A lot has changed quickly, I got shot 5 times, I lost a kidney, still working on getting my right leg back together. After I got shot I got pulled out of my hospital bed by police and I'm still fighting a case with an ankle monitor, but the situation woke me up and the situation is a lesson learned for real for real and it's a blessing to be alive, which is how I came up with the song" BRB Loopy said. 

 Refusing to give in to the perpetrators and quit rapping BRB Loopy embraced this challenge in his life by fighting for his life and coming home to his family. 

 "The image that I wanted to get out is about family. I wanted to make sure people felt the song and then putting those images with the song, it shows people that this is real life, this is something that really went on. The hospital scene, my family interacting in the church scene, it made sure that I was bringing everything to life. I had my family members come out so that it made it look like a full church and it really helped my image and the family images I wanted to put out," BRB Loopy said. 

 With Summer on the brink of breaking through BRB Loopy has his sights on establishing some stability and focus to continue to crank out records. 

 "I got court this Summer and then I got my birthday and I'm hoping to get this ankle monitor removed so that I can do shows, radio and appearances that I want to make. Then I will probably be moving to Florida or Atlanta and just putting everything in my music."

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Leintz - Santana (Hosted By DJ Kay Slay)



Today Rocky Mountain based and New York raised rapper Leintz drops off new music for fans. Bouncing back after the birth of his son with a project adorning his son's "Santana" name, this well travelled rapper/street entrepreneur is on a grind that's starting to gain recognition across the game.

 "The title of my project Santana speaks for itself since it’s a picture of me holding my son’s hands through a walkway of my old neighborhood in Queens. It’s my son’s name and the reason why I named it Santana was because he brought the hustle outta me ten times more and he motivates me to do better. I have a mouth to feed and he’s counting on me," Leintz explained. "I named my son Santana because I was always fascinated with that name in the hopes that one day if I had a son, I was going to name him that." 

 Branching out to the Colorado rap scene which is a lot different than Queens, New York rap scene, Leintz gives fans something that's got a diverse sound with his Santana effort. 

"The Colorado rap scene is dope. The Hip-Hop community in Colorado is very small since it's more of a hippy/techno/country music kind of state with not much diversity but they got crazy lyricists and some ill producers and DJs

When asked how he connected with the rappers on the Colorado scene, Leintz said that he had been working on connecting with these artists featured on the project throughout high school and college.

"I connected with them my senior year in high school and all through college when I saw a couple cyphers/battles, etc. I didn’t know they had this much talent out here, but I’ve seen some of their performances and listened to their music and they really got something to say!"

Going forward Leintz looks to build on the success with continuing to have his records spun at major radio stations across the East Coast on his home turf. 

"My plans to promote this project are to continue having my songs spin through Shade45, Hot97 and possibly other radio stations. I'm dropping more visuals to get to these blogs more and I'm building business relationships with these TikTok/Instagram influencers with heavy following and whatever I can get access to overall," Leintz said. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

"Bam Roc - Bloc Work"




Recently Crown Heights rapper Bam Roc delivered his momentus new single titled, "Bloc Work." Building upon his previous efforts since he was a kid rapping on blank tapes over HOT 97 instrumentals, this Brooklyn upstart gives fans bar after bar of lyrics to keep the listener locked in.
"I came across Axel Beats Summer of 2017-18 and I saw his beats had a large impact on drill music in Brooklyn, so I searched him up on YouTube where he had a variety of beats," Bam Roc explained. "It took me some time to find the right beat because I like to go off of a feeling and vibe when I write and create my work. I don’t like to force the music, to me when you do that it takes away from the authenticity, but once I found the right beat for my single Bloc Work I knew I had something."
Remaining true to his upbringing in Brooklyn, Bam Roc has grown from a kid to a man through rap and you can hear it in his lyrics and sound.
"I’m from Crown Heights, Brooklyn born and raised, I love my neighborhood - there’s a lot of different cultures and races it’s a very diverse place. We also have the big Caribbean parade also known as the Labor Day Carnival - the food is amazing. Growing up I always had something to do, from jumping bike ramps, to playing man hunt, to seeing fights it was different but I wouldn’t change where I’m from for nothing. It taught me a lot growing up as a kid and now a man."
Rapping since the age of 12 and watching my family The Ranjahz try their hand at the music industry, Bam Roc used to record over instrumentals as a kid but basketball was his dream through junior high and high school. By the time Bam Roc turned 18 years old, he was taking the craft more seriously and released his first official remix to DJ Unk's “Walk it out.
Teetering on the boundaries of multiple genres of music, Bam Roc describes his music as Hip-Hop, but a mixture of different cultures combined with Drill music to cater to the ears of his people in NYC today.
"My music is more Hip-Hop, but my style has a mixture of different cultures. I listen to a lot of Rock and Pop music as well from the early 2000’s and I also like to cater to the people's ears. Drill music started for me in 2018 where I decided to switch it up a little bit and work on adding another style and flow to my arsenal," Bam Roc explained. "Working on Drill music helped me channel my energy more when recording, giving off a different flare. Knowing I can be lyrical I blended the drill with my Hip-Hop and I created my own style for people to listen to and gravitate towards"

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

PVRTH - "When I'm Down"

Adorning a cryptic mask with a somber demeanor East Coast artist PVRTH delivers the new visual to his hair-raising song, "When I'm Down." Filming the visual in New York City, this rising rap artist thinks outside the box with his horror friendly vibes as he lurks around the New York City subways rapping over a lively trapped out beat, produced by frequent collaborator Dark Rose. Included with the visual release of "When I'm Down," PVRTH gave fans an opportunity to win one of his masks. The winner of the contest would also get a $25 Amazon gift card for participating and joining in on the epic release. The single marks a new chapter in the history of the artist PVRTH, with new, professional music videos and a better distribution service.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Priceless da Roc - TurnxUpGod

 



With Features From Guapdad4000, Nef The Pharaoh, D-Lo, Azjah, Myles Parrish, Kool John, Sierra Sprague and more

 Today active Bay Area mainstay and reliable turn up machine, Priceless da Roc returns with his new spirited album TurnxUpGod.


Produced by himself with the help of Bay Area production team Slight WorkPriceless Da Roc also got a little help from his friends on this project getting the assists on verses from Guapdad4000, Nef The Pharaoh, ShooterGang Kony, Lil Bean, D-Lo, Azjah to name a few. 


"This project I got is called TurnxUpGods and the reason it's called that is because being in the Bay area with all the movements we've had out here it just fits with who I am, so with this project I wanted to put it all together and make it fun. When I first started working on the project Coronavirus hadn't happened yet, but I just started working on beats and working on the keys more, I just got deep into the quarantine session.  Then I just made the project over, being in the house I challenged myself to make it better. I produced most of it and it's one of the best projects I've put together," Priceless Da Roc proclaimed.



Known for taking over the stage, dancefloor or any other entertainment venue where he gets the mic, Priceless Da Roc brings liveliness to this listener's speakers with an action packed project full of Bay Area lingo and enthusiasm that is difficult to match. Accompanied by a host of talent that's rising on the West Coast, Priceess Da Roc has put together a solid effort that will be perfect for performances once live venues re-open. 


"My music is high energy diverse music - some songs you can jump around, some songs you get the bars, but I feel like my music is thrilling music as a whole." Priceless Da Roc said. "I've always really done music, I just didn't take it 100% seriously until I got older. You know you gotta bring the energy and the fun to The Bay. I kinda always had the passion and love for music, I guess I was the guy that would come and dance in a circle and do the moves, I always had a love for entertainment and so as I got older I found a way to make a career out of it." 


Spending time all over the country but finding his real home in The Bay, Priceless Da Roc spent a lot of time in San Francisco and Daly City where he had a studio.  Born in Lompac as a military kid, Priceless Da Roc spent some time in D.C but with most of his family being in San Francisco it's where he ended up settling for good. 


"I get my energy from just being out at events and always being out - I was always the one hitting the dance circle and it's always been my personality to pop out at you and it's just my personality as a whole. It transcended into the music.  My style is a little unorthodox and it pops out at you, but it gets what you need to get," Priceless Da Roc said.  "I think The Bay is known strongly for being an independent rap scene and fans know songs out here that have never left The Bay. In The Bay it's about just being yourself it's a little bit easier to make money and make music when you are being yourself."


Going forward, Priceless Da Roc is planning on releasing a host of videos from the project with his goals set on dropping 10 videos from the project.  


"So far with the project dropping on the 5th, we already got about 4-5 videos done, we are gonna try to do like 10 videos in total. We want everyone to see the culture and how we do in The Bay and the style here on the West Coast and everything. I like to have fun in my visuals to make sure it's entertaining, we have stories and we have fun.  The videos are full of entertainment and it gives people the energy of how we felt when we made the song. We only dropped one so far and the others come out when the project drops, but we got a lot of videos for the fans."


With giveaways and some online parties planned, Priceless Da Roc is bringing the entertainment to the fans like only he can, trying to capture the spirit of his live performances online. 


"It's not the same but we want people to have some fun and get a lil turn up in their system!"


Friday, March 19, 2021

Pure Luxury - Original P


Recently charismatic Los Angeles bred rapper Pure Luxury delivered his new single, "WTH" for fans online in the form of a colorful new music video.  With a desire to make music that goes well beyond just the L.A. sound, Pure Luxury  dropped the upbeat and commercial friendly visual from his recently released project Original P.  Refusing to stick to the script and with his sights on the end of the pandemic "WTH" visual is a hilarious slice of Pure Luxury's humor. 


"The project is called Original P, I feel like my sound is like current and diverse on this project, but it's still cohesive and as far as the sound," Pure Luxury said. "People's attention spans are so short, that I think for people to appreciate it they have to hear music that is straight to the point."


"Enrgy is this producer that made the beat, I found him on Youtube and his shit is crackin', this shit be going crazy. It's just a turn up song, I was irritated at my girl and I had to make something to turn up. That's how I release my frustrations, I think people are gonna relate to it."


Raised in Inglewood and L.A.'s west side of the city, Pure Luxury is a multi-talented rapper who also plays the guitar, saxophone and drums after his parents introduced him to music around the age of 5 or 6.  Having previously attended USC's Thornton School of Music, Pure Luxury stepped away from college amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and the school's rising cost of tuition of more than 75k per year. 


"I've been making music since I was 5  or 6 years years old. I play guitar, saxophone, drums stuff like that and I started just going crazy making beats in high school and my friend inspired me to rap. After unsuccessfully trying to get big rappers on beats I said f*ck it I'm gonna do it myself," Pure Luxury explained


"Then I went to college, I never even wanted to go to college, but I went to school at USC and I went to the Thornton School of Music. I went because it made my parents happy and you have to get what you need out of the school. I just didn't want to go into debt - 200 racks for a degree."


From quitting school to touring with YG on a nationwide tour Pure Luxury has had quite the run as he recently recalled his time on tour with YG and first getting his shot to blow up.


"When I went on tour with YG it was crackin, then I thought I was about to blow up once I was about to go on tour with Game too. YG had hit me and his little brother tapped in and started managing me and I ended up signed to the president of 400 Ent, D Moore in 2020.  The whole timeline is crazy but pretty much I signed a deal and he was giving me a little bit of bread but I didn't feel like we utilized everything we had. I'm pretty much at the point with this whole Coronavirus stuff where I've upgraded my sound, I'm more mature with my sound and what I was doing was good, but it was some West Coast sh*t and I don't want to get boxed in."


When asked to describe his sound, Pure Luxury explained that his sound is upbeat, turn up music, where he's not trying to be the greatest rapper ever lyrically, he just wants to make radio hits. 


"It just depends on what kind of mood I'm in, but my sound is fun and upbeat and it's turn up music. I mean honestly man I just want to get to the bag, it just depends on the mood but as far as songs are involved I just want to drop some bars on a song - I'm just trying to  make radio. I don't need crazy lyrics. I don't care if I'm the greatest rapper ever, I just want to make stuff that's dope," he added.


Describing his new project Original PPure Luxury said he wants people to have fun during this time of stress and tragedy with COVID-19. The new video for "WTH" reflects that fun and excitement that's building for when things open back up in L.A..


"I just want people to feel good when they play WTH. It's upbeat and I know when the scenes open back up, I'm going to be back on the scene," Pure Luxury said. "I'm not no street dude or a hood banger, I'm not gonna cap. People be thinking I'm signed with a big crazy budget when they see my visuals, but we are just a small independent label."

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Raff Pylon - “Christmas in California” Ft. Snoop Dogg



Today Canadian artist Raff Pylon releases his new music video for "Christmas in California" ft. Snoop Dogg just in time for the holidays. Teaming up with a Hip-Hop legend in Snoop Dogg, it's clear this Canadian knows just how to ring in the holiday season California style.

Inspired by the Christmas spirit and in preparation for the holiday season, “Christmas in California" is an R&B styled song with soft electro Pop beats that are sure to warm up the holidays for a wide audience.

"The legendary Snoop Dogg lended his voice to add even more California vibes to the track so his verse is super cool and unique. He also took part in the music video with me, so it’s been a ton of fun to see this whole thing come to life," Raff Pylon said.

Recently Raff Pylon has been on a steady rise with appearances on The Loop (eTalk), CTV Ottawa Morning Live, GlobalNews, SiriusXM and more. Adding to his catalog that includes his song “King’s Lane” with Tito Jackson from The Jackson 5, Raff Pylon vibes out with more of a Summery feel to this song than traditional Christmas songs.

"This time around we give a holiday song with a Summer flare that relates to everyone that celebrates the Holidays in the Southern warmer temperatures. It's especially for those like me who get to enjoy a Cali Christmas for the first time," Raff Pylon said. "This Christmas in California project is a huge project for me, it’s pretty much my biggest collaboration to this day. It’s also a very unique song for me as it is meant for the holidays which gives a rather special feel to it. Both the song and video are very cool because of the contrast it gives with all the other Christmas songs people are used to."

Raised in a town called Beloeil, on the south shore of Montreal. Raff's first language was French when he was growing up. After first hearing The Beatles for the first time, Raff's world was changed forever sparking an interest in playing drums, piano and eventually guitar.

By 17 years old Raff joined a band seeking to make a living off music and eventually he went solo as he developed his style further from a production standpoint.

"I always co-produce my songs with other producers that can help me in the studio. This time around, it was with Ben Pelchat and Grammy winner Earl Powell who has worked with Jennifer Hudson, The Jacksons and Keyshia Cole to name a few."

Fans who enjoy this track can look forward to the Prince Bagdasarian directed video who has movies on Showtime along with many more high level productions.



Friday, December 11, 2020

Boonie The Kid – “What You Know About” (Prod by Zaytoven)




Pittsburgh rapper and Steelhouse Entertainment C.E.O., Boonie The Kid, returns with a new hit single, “What You Know About”, produced by super producer Zaytoven.

Boonie and Zaytoven met up at the legendary producer, Cory Mo’s MAD Studios ATL located in Downtown Atlanta and got to work. Boonie was able to identify the track and immediately began working on the hook as Zaytoven assisted in bringing out the feeling and direction of the record.

Boonie then returned to Pittsburgh and put the final touches on the record. He then enlisted the talents of the highly decorated engineer, E. Dan of ID Labs Music for the final mix.

This heavy bass, hard hitting club banger encompasses witty punchlines and a catchy hook to compliment the classic production of Zaytoven.

Boonie rose to stardom after the release of his last single, Blue Diamond Girl which afforded him the opportunity to peak at 5 on the Indy Hitmakers Chart along with touring the Midwest on the Big Heff Industry’s Most Wanted Tour.

He was interviewed on numerous stations throughout the midwest and was featured on Thisis50 and Jack Thriller’s Party & Bullsh.. Show. The Artist and Steelhouse Entertainment Label owner released his new single through his strategic partnership with Grind Mode Music Worldwide and WhoMag Distribution/Sony Orchard.