East Coast Recording Artist, Kwaku releases his latest single, “Pressure”
Kwaku Sarpong Adu-Gyamfi, is a Ghanaian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and dancer from Boston. Also known as Q, Kwaku was first inspired to dance in his early childhood by the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson.
After falling in love with dance, he soon became a local sensation, performing at talent shows and competitions with his natural break dancing style. Eventually, his undying passion for music led him to teach himself how to sing, rap, and write songs. With encouragement from friends and family, his popularity began to rise, giving birth to the QCREW.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Kwaku spent the majority of his childhood moving from town to town- as well as- out of state and country. Luckily, his passion for music and dance connected him with people wherever he went. This forces him to grow and adapt, especially during his time as a student at St.John’s University. With catchy songs & a versatile sound, Kwaku allows his honest storytelling to share not only his own stories but those looking for a voice. Fusing his unique background with his creativity, originality, and strong songwriting ability, he is well on his way to making a big impact in the entertainment world. Repping Beantown and Queens, NY, St.John’s University alum, KWAKU, will soon be a household name. Be sure to connect with the artist on all social media outlets and digital music platforms.
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R&B Artist, Nikia releases her latest project, “No Fairytale”
Nikia is an RnB/Pop singer (Born in NY raised in California) who hails from a family with a large musical background. Nikia started her professional career at the age of 13 and signed her first deal at the age of 15 with independent record label swooper records out of Los Angeles California.
She released her first single “Wanna Get With You” at the age of 16 and made some waves in the industry. Nikia went on to write and release a Spanish cross over an album which made a big hit overseas. At the age of 18, Nikia went on the road and decided to take her talents across states. Later Nikia would come to release three albums, two EPs and five singles.
Nikia’s brand is receiving her accolades for many accomplishments. She has appeared in many publications and web portals including The Heat, High Alliance and CIE Fashion Magazines, This is Platinum Hip-Hop, 24/7 Hip-Hop News and She Bloggin’ websites.
“You have to do something you’ve never done to get something you never had!”
Although, it seems so long since her 2016 EP release of “She is Me,” Nikia’s new album “No Fairytale” just made its debut on the digital music platforms. Her reality series from sister to sister will be making its way soon.
Be sure to connect with the R&B songstress on social media networks and digital music platforms.
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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