DMV Recording Artist, K_Ka1z releases his latest single, “Lose You”
Throughout the course of K_Ka1z’s musical career, he has progressed as he continues rapping. K_Ka1z has earned the admiration and affection of countless fans, serving as both inspiration and role model. By creating his own vibes, he wants everyone to be able to feel what he gets out of his songs.
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Florida Artist, Walter Hansen releases his latest project, “The Gift of Music”
Walter Hansen is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Tampa, Florida. Hansen was born in 1968 to a Norwegian father and an Italian mother. His first instrument was the accordion and he was trained by Irene Adams who had great success in the New York music scene in the 1930s and 1940s. After winning countless awards by playing the accordion, Hansen’s talents led him to meet Myron Floren who he cites as an early influence on his music.
After mastering the saxophone, Hansen landed a scholarship to the Florida State School of Music and recorded a song with Ben Tankard for a Billboard song contest, but ended up losing to Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Hansen would go on to join a jazz-pop vocal ensemble where he honed his songwriting skills while still attending college.
“If first, you don’t succeed, try again.”
After auditioning for the US Navy band, he was accepted and stationed in Italy which brought him back to his Italian roots. While performing with the US Navy band, Hansen performed with many great musicians which included Jim Nesbit, Tommy Loyola, Steve Wilson, and many more.
After a brief hiatus, Hansen returned to the music scene and started working with Lewis Martinee who is known for working with Bernard Jackson and the Phonic Gurus. After working with Martinee with artist and development, Hansen released two songs under the name, “Dremr.” He then started releasing music under what he currently goes by, Walter Hansen. He released his first single Breath, which was followed by Magic, Friday’s Here, and She’s On Fire. His debut EP is entitled “The Perspective” EP and was followed up with his second EP, I Came To Win.
Hansen’s newest single, “The Gift of Music” was released in the Spring of 2019 which will be followed by a few more releases which are also slated for a 2019 release.
Walter Hansen’s official website: www.walterhansenmusic.com
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Roxbury’s very own, Jefe REPLAY’s project, “Proper Finessments” makes its debut on the digital platforms
Jefe Replay is a hip hop artist from Roxbury, MA (Boston) and appears as a feature in Highsnobiety, XXL, Lyrical Lemonade and more. Modeling for Nike, the Celtics, Bodega, Raf Simons, and more—Jefe Replay is an icon and a beacon of hope for many.
Jefe Replay has generated a following for his eclectic versatility and unmatched energy on the mic that reflects the lifestyle, dreams, and journeys that he takes his fans on. Replay lets his craft speak for itself and has proven his worth over the years with singles and features that display his talents.
“Being successful in Boston, you really get to touch your fans, you really get to see the supporters who come out to your shows”
Replay explains “I’ve been hot since the lunch tables” – and it’s true— after showing out on hit singles he joined Cam Meekins for nationwide tours at the age of 17. The early success also came with the allure of joining a larger label which his longtime brother Cousin Stizz did in signing with RCA records.
After a number of close calls with the street life—Replay commits himself to hip hop and delivers his first project “Proper Finessements” on February 1st, 2019. The date has added meaning along with the zip code for his hometown of Roxbury being 02119. In the intro song “A Different Road”, Replay details his winding path to stardom and the realization that hip hop is his gift to the world.
The album meets with critical acclaim and is sure to be a classic on the Boston scene as a project that stands the test of time. In fact, some of the songs (Sips Tea, Stay Ugly) have already been bangers for 4 years with the melodies hitting ahead of their time.
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The Urban Fu$e Collective releases a new project, “Runaway”
The members of Urban Fu$e hail from all over the world and are truly a reflection of diverse cultures and different approaches to music fused into one single sound. A strong dance beat is the hallmark of UF no matter the genre: Hip Hop / Rap, Dance Hall, V-Pop, Afro, Latin, UF does it all!
Why do they call themselves Urban Fu$e?
They chose the name because of the multicultural fusion of their music, but also because they consider themselves to be fuses: they will spark the musical revolution that is to come. The members of Urban Fu$e come from Yaounde, Cameroon, Lagos, Nigeria; Freeport, Bahamas; Nashville, Tennessee; San Francisco Bay Area, California; London, England, and Vietnam. Their new single “Runaway,” is a breath of musical fresh air, as their intriguing sound is like no other on the scene.
Quote from Suzanna Lam, founder of Urban Fu$e:
“I was inspired by a true story I saw on Youtube that happened back in the ’60s or ’70s in which a beautiful actress was caught cheating on her husband and caused quite a scandal, especially for the guy who was a well-known songwriter in the entertainment industry. In the true story the guy (the husband) was broken-hearted, cried, pleaded to her in public to come back to him with the kids and he would forgive her but she never did probably too embarrassed. There are well-known documented youth suicides as a result of social media bullies. The cause of suicide is due to the embarrassment caused by these online bullies. We intentionally have a male vocalist on the track because we feel crying is a very natural process when someone is hurt physically and emotionally so it doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, you have the ability to cry and that’s OK, not a taboo as in “boys don’t cry” kind of attitude that most people believe. Hopefully, through this song boys are more accepted to cry because it’s not healthy to hold things back inside and boys pretend to be strong.
Crying is just a way for the body to re-balance the chemicals in the body when it goes through an emotional shock so there is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about it. That’s why we had female rapper coming on the track in verse three to tell him just that message.
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Brandon Dant’e and Ayam JC collaborate on a new project, “JB Approved”
This is a collaborative EP by two up and coming Buffalo NY musicians, Brandon Dant’e and AYAM JC. The fusion of the two artists delivers a very unique sound playing and building off of each other to create a JB Approved quality tape with sonic excellence. JB APPROVED is an EP by Brandon Dant’e and AYAM JC. The cover is a 4th-grade class picture with both of them. Both have been friends since childhood. On this project, they mixed their unique styles and offer a different sound. JB stands for J in JC’ s name and the B for Brandon. JB is also the nickname to one of Both JC and Brandon’s mutual friend.
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Texas native, Natalie Nichole releases her latest single “Simple”
Natalie Nichole, singer-songwriter, an actress was born in Lubbock, Texas & raised in San Antonio, Texas. At a very young age, she was involved with dancing groups, talent shows, TV Shows, Commercials, and youth organizations such as NYA and HYPE. With NYA (Network for Young Artists), she gained experience throughout San Antonio, TX performing at local rodeos and festivals.
Natalie moved to California for 2yrs & rubbed elbows in the studio with the likes of Smitty Soul (Credits: Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj etc.), Ron Aniello (Credits: EMPIRE, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain.), Pusha Rod (Credits: YG, Dreezy.), Rita Wilson & gaining even more experience in songwriting in sessions for artists like Disney Star CoCo Jones. In 2017 Natalie also auditioned for Nick Cannon’s #SignMeToNCredible Challenge via Instagram & she WON!
Natalie has been apart of Nick Cannon’s Projects Titled “Calling All Models (The Prequel)” & has also released her first single titled “Simple” off of her upcoming EP available on all platforms! Natalie would like her legacy to be for her storytelling/testimony because she pulls from her own life experiences to create.
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Jersey Native, TattedUpBroc’s EP “Crackheads Made Me Rich” serves a dose of reality
When growing up fast is the only option, TattedUpBroc takes a negative and turns it into a positive. Tattedupbroc’s – also known as Broccoli – arrests in the past earns his street credit in his neighborhood. At the beginning of his career, the underground rapper releases his music on SoundCloud. Looking back at his lifestyle, unlike a few rappers in the music industry who rap about the streets, Tattedupbroc has real lyrical stories to tell. By delivering several doses of reality, he is now considered to be one of the most talented rap artists in the game.
TattedUpBroc’s eight-track EP titled “Crackheads Made Me Rich Vol. 1” is the one project from his entire music catalog that stands out to the masses. With his history in the streets, it was not a problem for the artist to come up with material for this project. Additionally, The host – DJ Jay Era’s excitement brings an extra thriller to the EP as he guides the listeners into each track.
For the EP, Broccoli snags the beat to one of the tracks, “Breakfast Club Ni**a on Instagram. The beat is from well-renowned Chicago producer Young Chop -who produced tracks like “Don’t Like” and “Dis Ain’t What You Want.” The original concept for the track was used for a commercial for “The Breakfast Club”. But when positive feedback is heard, Broccoli adds it as a bonus track for the EP.
The main controversial song on the EP is “Kooking with the Kardashians”. It’s about teaching the ‘Kardashian’ sisters the correct way to manufacture drugs in the kitchen.
Another track and the crowd favorite.gangbanging anthem is “Bang Bang.” Ricky Vision, an upcoming Jersey producer, who created the dark snare drum pattern mixed with the intense lyrics and deep tone to make this song perfect. With the assistance of DJ Jay Era, TattedUpBroc’sdaily views and downloads increase which helps his social media following along with streams. This body of work is definitely a street favorite amongst those distributing narcotics or anyone who is living the life of crime.
With more music on the way, the suspense of what Tattedupbroc will come up with next is mystifying. The one thing we know for certain is – as long as the streets are talking- it will be hot.
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