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[FEATURED ARTIST] CHANGE – ” IN MY PRIME”

Decatur, Georgia Artist, Change remains in a Lane of His Own on his new single “In My Prime”

 

Change aka Chang$ reps Zone 6 in Decatur, Georgia. The recording artist is in top form and looks to conquer even more this year. Having toured the world and seen his life change, he is fueled up and ready to deliver more music to the masses. He urges fans to continue riding with him, and newcomers get familiar with his new single, “In My Prime.”

CHANGEReleased through Lyt Lyfe Ent., Chang$ shows that it took a lot for him to get this far, and he is ready for the long haul. He also lets us in on his everyday life in the lyrics and is all about bringing good vibes wherever he goes. With tracks like “10-4” still doing well since its 2018 release, and projects like “Off The Top” and “Long Way Home” adding to his buzz, Chang$ looks to play a vital role in the new sound that’s coming out of Georgia. With P. Diddy, Michael Jackson, Cassidy, and Chris Brown as some of his influences,

Change is all about making legendary moves in his career, and thinking outside the box.

Chang$’s “In My Prime” is now available for streaming on all digital streaming platforms. Along with the track, he will be releasing a new single every week leading up to an event in August 2020 where his career will be making new strides with a major deal signing. For future updates and more, connect with Change on social media and digital music platforms.

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[NEW MUSIC] NATE SITAWI – “SITAWI TRAPPED” | @dtown01

Multi-talented Musician, Nate Sitawi releases his latest single “Sitawi Trapped” featuring Shawn (Micheals) George and Macahl Jett

 

For Nate Sitawi, there are no limitations when it comes to breaking new ground. Known as a Contemporary Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, and Record Executive, Sitawi recently drops “SITAWI TRAPPED” featuring vocalists- Shawn (Micheals) George and Macahl Jett. This is the third single from his forthcoming EP “nSituations” slated for release in the Spring of 2021. This project is an extra special milestone for ‘SITAWI’ and his independent label, D-Town Music Group.

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“SITAWI TRAPPED”-the title track and single for “nSituations” has been a staple at ‘Smooth Jazz Radio’ since its release in the Fall of 2019.

 

Additionally, it allows fans to salivate on an exciting up-tempo instrumental while he finalizes-what promises to be-his “most adventurous” project to date.

“Music is not a genre- it’s a feeling of your soul expressed through sound!”~ Nate Sitawi

The break-thru EP “nSituations” will feature an estimate of 6 original songs plus some interludes and urban remixes with co-production by Sitawi and Shawn (Micheals) George. Shawn (Micheals) George is an American music producer, singer, songwriter, and he has worked with major artists such as Kim Burrell, James Fortune, Chris Walker, and Carl Thomas- just to name a few. Be sure to connect with Nate Sitawi on all social media and digital music platforms.

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[MUSIC] Genesis Z and The Black Mambas- “Karnivor”| @genesiszmusic

Genesis Z and The Black Mambas team up with Hip-Hop Artist, Redman on their latest single, “Karnivor”

From opening for Stevie Wonder, rockin’ the stage and house parties with Medusa, Anderson Paak, and Bruno Mars…before their stardom…to song pitching for Seal, Lauren Hill, and Beyonce, Genesis Z has gone back to his roots full circle. Genesis has worked with names like Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Rah Digga, Nate Dogg, Korn, (to name a few).

                         Who is Genesis Z?

Genesis ZGenesis Z, aka Genesis Ian, is a Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and videographer from Subic Bay, Philippines. As a child, Genesis moved to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, France, and San Francisco, California. His world travels eventually led him to Wilmington, Delaware, where he studied music during the renaissance golden years of Neo-Soul.

In 2001, Genesis moved back to California in pursuit of his music producer career. In 2004, Kairie Cushnie, Justin Ranes, and Genesis Ian founded the music production company Labratz, where he created content for musicians, primary artist, and small businesses. He is also known for his work with his Electro band De5tro who produced alongside Hip-Hop legend, Redman.

“Every song is a page, and every album is a chapter.” ~Genesis Z

While part of Labratz, Genesis produced and released three mixtapes with Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, and Rah Digga. The team also produced music for Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre’s artist Slim Da Mobster, Kat Williams, Ty James, and many more iconic names. Genesis scored and demoed songs for Lauren Hill, Seal, Christina Milian, placements Film/TV shows under Edmonds publishing company. During his 8-year production career, he has performed alongside Talwilk Enfield, Flipmode Squad’s Spliff Star, Ivis from the Wailers, XOL, Ben Kenny of Incubus, and The Roots.

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In 2008, Genesis Z debuted his RnB/Soul album under moniker aliases, Genesis Ian. This led to meeting Wutangs and Lauren Hills drummer Dion Nueble. Two years later, he and Nueble founded De5tro. They have performed at over 200 venues in Southern California, opened for acts such as Stanley Clarke and Stevie Wonder.

His new band, The Black Mambas, is currently in production for his artist debut album “Karnivor” under White Lion Audio – InGrooves – Artillery Records. Together with manager Kenneth Hawkes, Genesis Z is releasing his single, “Karnivor” (featuring Redman), Summer 2020, and preparing for the next great chapter in his musical journey. Genesis describes his solo music as a biography of his life. Be sure to connect with Genesis Z and The Black Mambas on social media and digital music platforms.

 

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[FEATURED ARTIST] CHILL NYE – “BROKE N SAD”

East Coast Artist, Chill Nye releases His New Album Broke N’ Sad

 

East Coast native, Chill Nye shows diversity in his music by introducing different styles like Lo-Fi, Emo, Alternative Hip-Hop, and Rap. He has been playing guitar since high school- both electric and acoustic. Chill Nye took interest in producing at the age of 20. Generally, Chill buys his beats then works with producers who can cater to his sound.

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Chill Nye plans on expanding on his next album will be less Emo and have more of a Pop-Punk type vibe. [*Spoiler*] The album may include a couple of acoustic songs-as well as- Hip-Hop and Rap. Chill Nye would like to incorporate as much of his musical talent into it. Additionally, he plans to work on some upbeat and melodic songs for the EP-to reflect the different styles-that helped and inspired me. In 2020, Chill releases three singles titled “Toyko, Spring Showers and I</3 Supreme[4,806 Spotify].” The four-track album “Broke n Sad” makes its debut on Soundcloud. Be sure to connect with Chill Nye on social media and digital music platforms.

 

 

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[FEATURED ARTIST] 3YRD

3YRD Releases Their Brand New Single “Detonate”

If you asked who 3YRD is and what kind of music they create, you may get some different answers. Although the majority of their songs stay within the hip hop realm, Louvis, Tone, and Bmo each bring their unique voices to the table. They try to stretch the boundaries of genres by using uncommon, cultural instruments to help bring their projects into a new-age life. Each project gives different feelings or emotions as they try to reflect the randomness of day to day life. 

3YRD is a group of dedicated best friends that are fully committed to evolving, growing, and nurturing their music to help provide their fans something they can either sing, jump, dance, or even mosh to. The majority of their songs stay within the hip hop realm. 3YRD’s latest single “Detonate” blends fresh hip hop vibes with smooth beats that result in one of the slickest tracks of 2020. 

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Stretching the genre of hip-hop in ways that allow it to be more than just the expected, 3YRD’s latest adds to their ever-growing discography that showcases their modern take on beats, rhythm, and rhymes. For fans of everyone from Post Malone to Suicide Boys, “Detonate” hits all the marks of a great mainstream hip-hop track destined to take over the airwaves. 

When it comes to 3YRD’s approach, diversity is key. Never the kind to stay stagnant and deliver the same dish-everything they drop is a new meal to consume. 2020 has already seen the release of their 11-track LP ‘I Do,” which features a myriad of audible addictions from “Wine and Dine” to “Way Back Home” to “Flip the Script.” Be sure to connect and add “Detonate” to your playlists. 

For more information on 3YRD, please visit: https://3yrdmusic.com 

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[NEW MUSIC] LUVVVNOMORE – “LOVE WILL PROSPER”| @luvvvnomore

Hip-Hop Artist, Luvvvnomore prepares for a Major Comeback with the lead single “Love Prospers” from his forthcoming album “Love Prospers”

 

It has been said-“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Arkansas Hip-Hop artist, Luvvvnomore knows when difficult situations become difficult, the strong must work harder to meet the challenges. The talented 28-year-old software engineer is originally from New Jersey. The debut single “Love Prospers” is an introduction to his forthcoming album that he created in 2017. During this time, Luvvvmore experienced some life hiccups and needed to bounce back sooner than later. Fortunately, five years ago, Luvvvnomore has less than a year after college and finds a great job that allows him to travel the country and work on clinical trials. Nonetheless, as a kid, the naive LNM always wanted to make music and simply enjoy life. His passion for music causes him to lose his day job.

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Luvvvnomore chose to live a lackadaisical lifestyle which included partying while living in his parents’ home. For several months, his parents had no idea that he had lost his job. Not only did he lose his job, but he also lost himself in the process. While delving his life’s purpose, he relied on substance after substance to escape the fact that he made a few wrong decisions. Those decisions resulted in getting kicked out of his parents’ home. They tried to help him find a job and graciously gave him time to get his act together, even after his Dad discovered the pungent cannabis smell throughout the house. Needless to say, the homeless Luvvvnomore bounced from couch to couch while adding the finishing touches to the forthcoming album “Love Prospers” Eventually, with the support of close friends and family, he was able to establish a suitable living situation with some roommates.

“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.” – John Milton

Gratefully, the hip-hop artist is doing much better in life and desires to take his career to the next level. He is eager to share his album is slated to be released for next year in April. Until then, press play to enjoy the debut single “Love Will Prosper!”

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[NEW MUSIC] DAMIEN SANE- “WISH I DIDN’T SAY THAT” |@DAMIENSANE

Atlanta-based Rapper, Damien Sane is taking the Independent Underground by Storm

 

When you’re a living confirmation that “Scars are proof that you’re stronger than what tried to kill you“ – your next move should be your best one. Born in Anniston, Alabama, Damien Sane is an intimately-layered artist with a message for Hip-Hop. During his career, he has managed to release several singles like “Man Named Marty, Hostile (feat. Allen Boi Yo & Tre Fre$hman) and Never Doubt Me (feat. Tre Fre$hman).”

Recently, the Atlanta native releases his latest single “Wish I Didn’t Say That” produced by UI. The song is about the difficulties of balancing a street life while in a relationship with a significant other. It is the introduction to the forthcoming single “I Can’t Trust Ya” scheduled to hit all digital music platforms on April 18th.

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In 2019, Damien Sane performed in several arenas including Alabama’s- The Cookout Festival. Damien has found a way to attract a much wider audience through creative collaborations. He has worked with other independent artists like Tre Fre$hman, Shanks Whaley, Heartbreak Chris, Lou Kane, and Gee Baby. His most notable collaboration is with the multi-talented music producer Karltin Bankz on the mixtape series “Time Killer.” Bankz is known for working with artists like Doe B, YFN Lucci, Yo Gotti, and Moneybagg Yo. 

Damien Sane, formerly known as Wesac Wingo, plans on releasing a full EP at the end of the year. Until then, he will be releasing singles on all digital music platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. We wouldn’t want you to miss out. So, be sure to connect with Damien on all social media and digital music platforms. 

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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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