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[NEW MUSIC] TAYO-“RACKS ON ME”| @BYETAYO

Why Is Everyone Talking About Tayo?

Seattle native, Tayo is an upcoming artist that’s fresh on the music scene. He became active about a year ago when he put out his first releases, previously under the name Yvng Tayo. Even though his debut songs are indeed quite recent, he is no stranger to music-making. Tayo has been perfecting his craft behind the scene for quite a while, before eventually making a splash into the music world! As a former basketball player, Tayo was quite busy, but some injuries prevented him from pursuing sports as much as he aimed, so he had some more time to focus on music. His sound is remarkably diverse, bridging the divide between genres as diverse as pop, R&B, and even hints of hip-hop to spice things up.

Fans of artists like Lil Mosey, Frank Ocean, XXXTENTACION, Miguel, or Drake are certainly going to connect with Tayo’s creative vision. His production aesthetics are on-point, and more importantly, his vocal flow is highly recognizable, making for a unique feel and adding something special to his music. Be sure to connect with Tayo on all social media and digital music platforms.

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[FEATURED ARTIST] CHECK OUT HeIsTheArtist | @Heistheartist

Why Are Fans So Obsessed With HeIsTheArtist

Heistheartist is not your average singer/songwriter. His music roots are deep within folk and pop, with a sound that reminds of artists like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, or Sheryl Crow, only to mention a few!

HeIsTheArtistHeIsTheArtist’s first encounter of success is in the porn industry, becoming a sought-after star! Later, he takes on a modeling gig after singing with Frost Models. However, he was always passionate about making music, and this is exactly why he focused on becoming a singer!

 

Recently, he records a stunning rendition of “Confidently Lost,” as made famous by Sabrina Claudio. What’s special about this song? It relates to the artist’s background in the porn industry, making for an engaging and compelling story!

If you heard a jazzy spin to HeIsTheArtist’s vocals, you are quite correct because he started as a jazz singer. As LeeMann Bassey, he peaks at number 7 on the Itunes Jazz France Charts with his rendition of the Jazz standard “Summertime.” He vows to be an all-genre artist with a vast amount of released singles in Gospel, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Country, EDM and Hip-Hop. His all-genre initiative is inspired by his idol Nicki Minaj’s multi-genre chart dominance.

HeIsTheArtist is currently embarking on an East Asian musical venture. His latest single “Luck” just dropped in Japan and China and will soon be released on January 21st in Korea by the highly-regarded Korean music distributor- Sound Republica.

The single is about the importance of teamwork, having people in your corner that you truly can depend on, and an idea that will play important during this upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

HeIsTheArtist’s EP “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” makes its debut on April 1st and it includes his single “Luck.” The EP has a mixture of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and R&B songs all in the Neo-Soul tradition. Be sure to connect with HeIsTheArtist on social media and digital music platforms.

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[MUSIC] Legendary Quaine – “Cut Flip & Move” | @LegendaryQuaine

SMT Family Artist, The Legendary Quaine teams up wit CMG CEO, Yo Gotti on his latest single, Cut, Flip & Move

 

Washington DC native, Legendary Quaine is preparing to make a major impact in World of Hip-Hop. Born and raised on the mean streets of Washington DC, Quaine has two options to choose from and he chose music as his option. Inside of one of America’s wickedest societies, he embraces the important parts of life and learns how to reach other like-minded individuals.

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“I’ve adapted to rough terrain, overcame some tumultuous emotions, and faced harsh obstacles.”

 

 

 

For nearly a decade, Quaine prepares for the year 2020. His vision is clear and his sights are on nothing but the prize. In the single, “Cut Flip & Move,” we get a sample of things in the form of a standout record featuring Yo Gotti. Gotti delivers a menacing hook, followed by a perfectly crafted depiction of street dealings on verse one. Powerful violin strings rain over a thunderous bassline and money machines as Gotti gives us a stellar performance with conviction. What feels like a long-awaited return, the two are presenting heat on their first collaborative effort. Their sound is so intriguing, they both share authenticity in both of their lyrics.

Currently, “Cut Flip & Move” is streaming exclusively on SMTFAMiLY.COM where you can also check out new winter merch!

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[FEATURED ARTIST] T.A. – “Otherside of Gravity” | @TAovereverthang

South Dakota Native, T.A. releases his debut EP,  “Otherside of Gravity”

The Sioux Falls, South Dakota native, T.A. is a rapper and singer who has collaborated with Post Malone on his “I Know” record last year. Currently, he is negotiating with Epic Records after Republic tried to remove the song from the streaming companies.

To say the least, T.A.’s harmonic style is more progressive than most but his risks seem to be paying off. On his eccentric and powerful EP “Otherside of Gravity,” he wants to motivate others to realize their dreams. The 8 track EP touches on every side of T.A.’s versatility as an artist in a composed manner. His artistic growth is evident from his last project “Sacrifices.” The opening track and single “Up All Night” encapsulates his desire to be with that special one.

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For those that don’t know, T.A. is not a bashful guy. After opening up about his desire to win, loneliness, and heartbreak – it has led him to find freedom and his soul. Transitioning into “Let it Go,” T.A. experiments with a smooth production by using a light-hearted flow. The banger of the project belongs to “Acid” featuring a veritable flow with high energy over hype trap production. Be on the lookout for this talented artist, his rise is inevitable. For every level in the game, he blew passed it. Only time will tell if “Otherside of Gravity” is the beginning of a monumental impact.

Be sure to connect with T.A. on social media and digital music platforms. Don’t forget to check out some merchandise at https://www.uknowta.com/

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[MUSIC VIDEO] SKVD ROCK -“CAN’T RIDE WITH ME”

Holy Smoke Records Recording Artist, Skvd Rock releases the visual to his latest single, “Can’t Ride With Me”

If you must define Skvd Rock’s sound-one may say that it is hardcore gritty rap/hip-hop from the dirty South. Skvd Rock is a new hip-hop artist from Jacksonville, Fl. Skvd is quickly becoming one of the top “underground rap” artists in the scene. Skvd (pronounced skid) is signed to Holy Smoke Records and has an album out on the label. 
Before signing with HSR, he has worked with many artists and a music library filled with single releases. You can find his work on all available on iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and all other streaming platforms. Be sure to connect with Skvd on social media platforms and digital music outlets.
 
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[MUSIC VIDEO] EDTHATSMYCUP- “OFF THE DRANK” | @EDTHATSMYCUP

Florida Native, EdThatsMyCup’s “Off The Drank” video makes a statement on the web

 

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Daytona Beach native, EdThatsMyCup is an upcoming artist and has a style that is trending for this artist. His first single “Heavyweight” is gaining a lot of traction with almost 25k streams on Spotify and is continuously bringing the attention that this artist.

 

 

 

Recently, EdThatsMyCup drops the visual to his latest single, “Off the Drink.” The extremely trippy psychedelic effects and the crazy in your face’ lyrics make this worth checking out. This amazing video filmed by Ozzy and is EdThatsMyCup’s first video. The video is making a statement on the world wide web.

EdThatsMyCup announces that he will be releasing another single soon. Be sure to check out his work and let us know what you think.

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[NEW MUSIC] RAJAN SAHOTA – “TO BE CONTINUED”| @SoHotSahota

Multi-talented West Coast artist, Rajan Sahota releases his EP, “To Be Continued”

Rajan Sahota is an emerging hip-hop artist originating from Punjab, India. Now based in Sacramento, California, Rajan Sahota seeks to leave an impact on the world through his music. Since the age of five, Rajan has been a percussionist. Living in a musical household, he has been able to have an ear for good melodies, beats, and tone. Throughout his development years and into his adolescence, Rajan Sahota used poetry as a pathway to express his emotions, ideas, and thoughts. Combining this with music, he has been able to create music that will resonate with the listeners. Rajan Sahota has a unique story and sound to share with the world that sets him apart from other Punjabi American artists. He is an artist to watch as his overflowing talent will help him set his footprint in the music industry and around the world.

RAJAN SOHATARajan Sahota returns with more fire, this time delivering an uplifting, anthemic, and intimate hip-hop EP ‘To Be Continued’. The six-track hip-hop/rap EP contains driving hip-hop beats, powerful melodies, rattling basslines, and intimate vocal flows by Rajan Sahota with collaborators Deano and Yelly. Each track delivers a story and a production that accentuates Rojan’s vocals. The arrangements of each track from ‘To Be Continued’ is unique and uplifting, perfect for any scenario.

 

“A dream is just a thought until you put action behind it”

 

Moreover, the EP spotlights the artist’s versatile and unique vocal abilities. Rajan highlights his versatility with a couple of tracks off ‘To Be Continued’. Tracks like “Don’t Need You” and “Fresh Off The Plane” give the EP a refreshing vibe. Undoubtedly, the EP can reach the charts as it contains every element to keep the listeners hooked. The strong instrumentation, as well as the deep lyricism of the EP, will take the listener into a musical rollercoaster of emotions and grooves. ‘To Be Continued’ is the EP to have on at every party, club, and playlist.

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