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[NEW MUSIC] DERYK EVONS – “TROUBLES” | @DerykEvons

Midwest Artist Deryk Evons delivers his latest single “Troubles”

Born in La Grange, IL, Deryk Evons is an artist with a unique perspective on his sound and vision. From punchy trap-inspired beats to melodic samples and incredibly catchy hooks, he repeatedly brings the essence of what’s new in music. At the age of 10, he took an interest in music. During his childhood, he grew up with hand-me-down IPods and would listen to music bands like “My Chemical Romance” and “Fall Out Boy.” 

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At the age of 15, Deryk Evons didn’t get into rap music until he heard varieties of the genre that included artists like Eminem and 50 Cent. At that time, Eminem was the biggest influence in rap when he begins to rap music. Eminem’s wordplay and delivery inspire the young rapper and help hone his artistry. Currently, Deryk listens to artists like Saint Jhn and Clever who have taught him how to be more melodic and honest within his music. When Saint Jhn dropped his project titled “Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs“, Deryk Evons’ entire outlook on music changed. 

During Deryk’s career, he has been featured on sites like Hot New Hip Hop and Clonefluence. Additionally, he appeared on the “My Opinion Doesn’t Matter” Podcast. His music library contains his songs “Troubles” and “Calm and Collected.”

“I plan to take over the music industry. I want to be able to change people’s lives with my music.”~ Deryk Evons 

Deryk Evons feels if he can inspire someone to push forward and/or make it through a rough time with his music, he accomplished exactly what music did for him. His goals include making it to the top and staying there for as long as he possibly can. Be sure to connect with Deryk Evons on social media and digital music platforms like Spotify.

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[WATCH] FLYREEF -“NO TOP” | @flyreef87

Fly Reef Entertainment Artist Flyreef’s “No Top” visual highlights his Hometown

Flyreef is a Muslim rapper originally from Brooklyn, NY. Having developed his passion for music and fashion as a child, Flyreef has found a distinct voice in the Yes. Flyreef was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. His mother brought him up in a Muslim tradition.

Despite the challenges of a single-parent home, Flyreef’s mother tried her best to keep him updated with the latest fashion trends. These early life experiences would set the course for his life. More importantly, his close relationship with his mother would serve as his most significant source of inspiration and strength.

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At the age of 10, Flyreef began rapping and exploring his musicality. Because of his interests, Flyreef’s tastes gravitated towards hip-hop icons. His influences include Jay-Z, fabulous, DMX, and Biggie. The impact of his upbringing would continue to manifest through the years. 

As Flyreef grew older, he kept the eye for fashion that his mother had given him. The artist’s choice of a stage name is another expression of his ongoing exploration of his culture and religion. At first, he pushed the name Shareef to embrace his religion more. This later developed into his current name, Flyreef, merging his religious influences and artistry. Be sure to connect on social media and digital music platforms.

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[VIDEO] THE REAL 9 SHOTS- “F U THOUGHT”| @REAL9SHOTS

South Carolina Rapper The Real 9 Shots shuns all the haters with his latest single “F U Thought”

If you put your mind to it, your dreams and aspirations will come true. Rap Artist “The Real 9 Shots” strives for a notable spot in the world of hip-hop. Born as Brandon Donaldson in Bamberg, South Carolina, the Denmark artist is surrounded by music on the radio and videos on BET and VH1 his entire life. It all begins at the age of seven when he starts rapping at one of his cousin’s birthday parties. His uncles, cousins, and friends use to rap, sing, and dance all the time which inspired him to do the same. Some early influences growing up were Tupac, Notorious BIG, Master P and the No Limit camp, DMX, Warren G, Ice Cube, and N.W.A. At the age of 16, he begins writing and rhyming at an unstoppable pace. 

The Real 9 Shots has been building a name for himself with positive family influences. He spends a lot of time investing in sharing and influencing others with his positive ideas, mastering his video editing, and most of all-rap. The Real 9 Shots has worked with several hometown artists such as Looney, Benji, Mack Mane Da Flame, JoviBoy, and BreedReed – just to name a few. Additionally, he has been seen performing on stage at the Denmark Dogwood Festival, a popular family-oriented event held at the Gazebo, downtown Denmark. The Real 9 Shots is heavily-influenced by Kevin Gates and Chief Keef and has studied their music that relates to the same struggles and pain.

“Over the years, I’ve come to learn how to monetize and build strong foundations and fan bases on social media. With that, I have become a viral sensation.” ~ The Real 9 Shots

With 4+ years in the game with no signs of slowing down at all, The Real 9 Shots’ focus is taking on challenges that social media and hip-hop has to offer. Under the direction of his label and management team-United Music Mafia, The Real 9 Shots is destined to become a more influential entrepreneur and rapper. In 2020, TR9S delivers two chart-topping singles, “F U Thought and Thots” that achieve over 90,000 streams on Spotify. On his forthcoming mixtape “The Voice of the Kid”, he skillfully hints that he’s coming for the prize by delivering energetic storytelling and truth. Jaymin Shah said that No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful. The Real 9 Shots has the motivation that is going to get him closer to his dream. Stay tuned.

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[VIDEO] DON GRITTY – “WASTE NO TIME” | @GrittyRichDon

Atlanta Native Don Gritty delivers the visual to his latest single “Waste No Time”

Surviving a past filled with unfortunate situations, Rap Phenom Don Gritty takes to the mic to express his journey and most of all, artistic creativity. Not falling into the statistical reality of his peers, Don Gritty finds healing in music. Channeling his love of the beat with his will to overcome Don Gritty redefines what it is to be phenomenal. His latest single, “Waste No Time” is from his latest 10-track compilation titled “L.I.F.E Deluxe.” 

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Falling in love with music at an early age, Don Gritty looked to Hip Hop Greats such as 2 Pac, Jay-Z, and DMX to help perfect his cadence and help mold his artistic execution. Talent by Birth, Artist by Trade, Don Gritty shows the world what it is to Grow up with Gritty.

Hitting the Atlanta music scene from all angles, Don Gritty uses music as his blueprint for life. Taking his story to the track, he allows his listeners to relate to the man while falling in love with the music. A triple threat in his own right, this rapper, writer, and visual artist is a force to be seen. Make sure you stay tuned to what’s in store to the World of Don Gritty.

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[NEW MUSIC VIDEO] JAKE ZIMMA – “OH, SAN FRANCISCO”

Singer/Songwriter Jake Zimma Releases New Track as Ode to Hometown

Jake Zimma, a San Francisco Bay Area native dropped his latest track, “Oh, San Francisco”, as a homage to the city he calls home. A labor of love, this song speaks to the west coast hub’s illustrious history and cultural significance and is a track to cherish amid the challenges of COVID and political outcry. Now streaming on all platforms.

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Jake Zimma is an emerging California singer-songwriter and guitarist with musical nods to hip hop, reggae, R&B, blues, rock, and most things funky. His sound combines electronic production with live instrumentation and is often compared to Dennis Lloyd, Chet Faker, and Post Malone. Despite the comparisons, Jake Zimma’s sound is entirely his own.

Jake had a fiery start to his career when he gained 61K monthly listeners and 740k streams for ‘On Like 40’ in its first 7 months. His new release is likely to soar, as well. “The process of “Oh, San Francisco” has been a roller coaster, to say the least,” Zimma says. “Its initial inspiration was from a feeling of wanting to go back to normal life after COVID started. As political movements progressed like BLM it reminded me of what life was possibly like in the 60s during political and cultural revolutions, thus bringing the final song together. It’s built off of 6 different mixes, 3 masters, and countless hours in the studio with his band and independent producer group, The Whoadees at The Grill Studios in Emeryville, CA.” Be sure to connect with Jake on his website, social media, and digital music platforms.

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[WATCH] KAM- “NOI LOVE (No Greater Love)” ft. DERRECK 4REAL| @WESTCOASTKAM

West Coast Lyricist, KAM delivers the visual to the single “NOI LOVE – No Greater Love” featuring Derreck 4real

KAM-now referred to as “West Coast KAM” is one of the most well-respected Rap Artists in Hip Hop. The lyricist is known for his strong Pro-Black street-lyrics and his NOI (Nation Of Islam) membership. Kam is the most consistent leader in his community and the HipHop industry for nearly three decades now. As an author, WestCoast KAM has written a book on Black Male-Female Relationships, “War In Your Heaven” – $10 Pre-order Price (Limited Supply). Additionally, his most recent “BLACK & BROWN UNITY ALBUM” is called “Mutual Respect.”

In 2020, he continues to solidify his “Hip-Hop Legend” status with a brand new banger entitled, “NOI LOVE (No Greater Love)” featuring Derreck 4real. The single is one of the tracks on his newly-released Mixtape Album, “2020 GOD VISION.”

Kam is known for the hip hop classic single “Peace Treaty,” a song chronicling the historic ‘1992 LA Gang Truce’ between the Crips and the Bloods following the not-guilty verdicts of the 5 white LAPD officers who brutally beat the late Rodney King. This was the first vicious act caught on camera for the world to see in our era. Kam has collaborated with many top artists throughout his career including; Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Coolio, E-40, Erick Sermon, MC Ren, C-Bo, DJ Quik, DJ Pooh, Tha Eastsidaz, Method Man, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Paris, Big Gipp, Tha Dogg, Dame Dash, Cypress Hill, Tha Pound, Xzibit, Tyrese, Tank, George Clinton, Yukmouth, Glasses Malone, David Banner-just to name a few. Kam was also a member of Snoop Dogg’s West Coast supergroup called “The Warzone” with MC Eiht and Goldie Loc. Kam and his biological younger brother, “Yung Bruh”, are an NOI-based rap group called Fruit Pruno.

In early 2021, Kam is set to release a lot of new material featuring artists as Kuruptof (Tha Doggpound, The Chill(Compton’s Most Wanted), R&B Star Raheem DeVaughn, the recently deceased Reggae legend Purple Man and more. The production technician is the legendary producer DJ Battlecat. Be sure to connect with West Coast Kam on his website, social media, and digital music platforms.

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[NEW EP] Philly Blocks – “Mr. 17th” | @PHILLYBLOCKS

Midwest Hip-Hop Artist, Philly Blocks drops his latest project “Mr. 17th” on major stream platforms

 

Philly Blocks is a name that is slowly emerging from out of nowhere. To the masses, he may still be on the rise, but to his emerging fanbase, he’s a superstar. Louisville, Ky native, “Philly Blocks” is here with his highly anticipated EP “Mr. 17th.” PB teams up with DJ Murph and Ben Staxx to narrate the 6 track project on the Spinrilla and Spotify platforms.

PHILLY BLOCKS“I’ve always had an East Coast delivery and being heavily influenced by many East Coast rappers. I chose Philly as my surname. As for Blocks, it stems from a brief stint in the streets as a youth.” ~ Philly Blocks

Narrated by Dj Murph & Ben Staxx, Philly Blocks packs a punch with his E.P featuring the singles- “Clinton Era, and “C.E.O.” The Crown Prince of the Ville also teams up with fellow artist Cino Fresh for the new record “Movie.”

So peep the new EP and connect with Philly on social media and digital music platforms everywhere.

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[NEW MUSIC] KID FLEXX- “WHAT DO YOU SEE”

KID FLEXX drops a couple of bombs with his release “What Do You See” Lyrical Hip Hop at its finest! Bars….on repeat!

As Flexx expands his soundscape, he is gradually emerging as a promising artist. While making a mark in the regional hip-hop circuit, his creative accomplishments are sure to reach every corner of the world. Follow him on YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to interact and listen to his dope work.

 

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[NEW MUSIC] N.S – “REACH” | @c_losns

Multi-talented Artist, N.S delivers his latest single “Reach” while preparing the second single “Plastic Flowers” for his fans

Los Angeles native, N.S (Noble Savage) is an artist, producer, and entrepreneur. The eldest of three to a single mother- born name Carlos, N.S has made way for himself in the hip-hop game. The owner of N.S Records is now living in the Midwest and is serving a sound that is upfront, hard-hitting and bringing substance to Hip-Hop. It’s something that’s missing in most hip-hop music today. N.S speaks his views in his lyricism which guides the listener to enjoy the music as to enjoy life. Since day one, that has been the brand of Noble Savage, “Live your life,” pain comes and goes, as well as negative emotions and he conveys that in his music. 

N.S wants to spread a positive message and show others that anything is possible if you want to achieve it. Also, being a scholar is not too common for a Hip-Hop artist. He looks to present a new view of how life can be for the youth coming out of urban neighborhoods like the ones he grew up in.

With a couple of singles in and various mixtapes out, N.S is no stranger to the industry, he is a voice from the underground that needs to be heard. ”Reach” his latest single is a transcendence into enlightening the listener to be more conscious of our life choices as they will affect us in the long run. Listen to “Reach” that’s available on all streaming platforms. Stay tuned for the next single “Plastic Flowers” which will be on his forthcoming album. Don’t forget to connect with N.S on his website, all social media and digital music platforms. 

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[NEW MUSIC] MICHAEL STEFAN- “RULA”| @michaelstefanVA

East Coast Artist, Michael Stefan adds another Masterpiece to his collection titled “Rula” featuring Yung Trap and John Concepcion

 

Michael “Michael Stefan” Marshall represents a new generation of music makers who artistically push boundaries while challenging society’s status quo of what constitutes normal. Born in Suffolk, Virginia in October of 1995, Michael grew up in a rural setting eventually growing bored at an early age enough to ask- what is life? Who am I? Why is life the way it is? Who are we as a culture? Why? 

Michael StefanThe essence of Michael’s being in the making of innovative music today. “Music is my therapy. I need it. Anyone whose seen death close along with drug abuse to those you love without understanding will force you to grow.” The message in Marshall’s unique approach to music shows anyone listening- just be themselves no matter what the obstacle.

Before being offered multiple major recording deals headed into the Pandemic of 2020, Marshall released 2 independent mixtapes along with a few music videos.

“In the midst of your darkness-become your own light.”

The same commonalities that Marshall expresses through his music connect him with the misfits, middle class, and people of the world. Being raised by a minister of music from childhood musically telling stories came naturally to Michael. With the sensational ability to profess introspective truths discovered through going through pressure, his studies of self, and the world-Michael found music and became it.

“I am music from the eyes of the observer.”

Currently, Michael Stefan is preparing a multitude of new music which will be released via his new major label partnership. From near-death experiences, growing up in a single-mother household, having a family of his own, dodging court, drugs, and the streets early on, among many countless life lessons- Michael has reality through art to share. Be sure to connect with Michael Stefan on his website, social media, and digital music platforms. Now Press Play! 

 

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