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Jizzle Proves His Versatility In New Song— “Fong Ma Foyeh”

Multiple award-winning Gambian urban music superstar, Jizzle, claps back at his doubters with newly released “Fong Ma Foyeh”.

Trying to make sense of the world during these testing times. Jizzle has been locked up in the studio and kept his creative juices flowing. In a time of uncertainty, reflection has been the inspiration of keeping it going.


Success has come quickly for Def Jam Recordings’ new young star, 19-year old Kaash Paige. Inspired by an eclectic lineup of artists including Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Rashad, and Flatbush Zombies, Kaash released songs on SoundCloud during her sophomore year of high school.

Baja Beach Fest Becomes First 2021 Festival to Sell Out During the Pandemic

The premier live showcase for Latin Music and Reggaeton, Baja Beach Fest has experienced exponential growth in its first three years. Today, Baja Beach Fest announces that it has sold all available tickets for Baja Beach Fest 2021, its first year as a three-day festival. A testament to its impressive brand equity and unbeatable lineup, headlined by the likes of Ozuna, Anuel AA, and J Balvin, Baja Beach Fest is the first festival of any genre to sell out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subpac Announce the Launch of their X1 Product

The SUBPAC X1 system is at the forefront of creating the next generation of physically immersive audio experiences

Music is created and enjoyed more than ever before, yet only a small number of people can experience the full spectrum, the full feeling. Today, SUBPAC, the industry-leading audio technology company, announced the next generation of its groundbreaking tactile audio systems: the SUBPAC X1. Building on the success of its previous models, the all-new X1 is the next evolutionary step in immersing users physically in music and media.


When you think of “funk” music, names like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Rick James immediately come to mind. When Washington state’s music scene is mentioned, particularly Seattle’s, names like Hendrix, Nirvana and Heart are usually thought of. Texas native and Washington resident, Billy Ray Rock is blending the best of both worlds, cultivating his own unique and memorable sound: “Ghetto Rock.”


Rising-star Jackboy has shared his new single “Married to my Enemies” with Tee Grizzley, the latest single off his upcoming album Living In History which is set to be released August 28th via Empire. The track showcases Jackboy’s signature and ferocious style, mixing jarring flows with a knack for melody and profound lyrics that touch on the lack of trust within your inner circle. Jackboy called on Detroit-heavyweight Tee Grizzley for the single, who’s verse offered a poignant lesson in self-reliance. “Married to my Enemies” is accompanied by a music video directed by Drew Filmed it and co-produced by Water Wippin Evan, which follows Jackboy and the aftermath of a wedding gone awry. More to come soon from Jackboy.

New Sheenjek Track from Upcoming LP for Seventh Rule Recordings Out Now

The band Sheenjek started as a simple book club, with wine and cheese and light banter about families and good books. This quickly dissolved, during the first meeting, into a demonstration, or clinic, of self-defense knife handling skills, and joint rolling technique. Booze, weed, books and punching each other, soon lead to a drum solo that lasted 9 nights and became the first ever live performance of the Sheenjek band.

Sheenjek Premiere “Unclever”; Debut LP out Aug. 28 on Seventh Rule


Atlantic recording artist Bankrol Hayden takes you to the Hollywood hills in his latest visual for “Rich Bitch.” The breakout single from his debut mixtape, Pain is Temporary, the track has already accumulated over 40 million combined streams. Riding on the momentum of its success, Bankrol Hayden teams up with Nicholas Jandora to give you the cinematic “Rich Bitch,” available to stream via YouTube

Bonelang Announce Saintmaker Video Trilogy, Part I Out Today Via Alternative Press

“The Chicago-based pair have no time to pay allegiance to specific genres. And once you get your ears around the stylistic weaving Bonelang pull off, you’ll wonder why more pop artists aren’t as daring. The song comes off more sophisticated than the myriad of ‘dark pop’ offerings that get uploaded to Spotify daily. Couple that with their fierce DIY independent streak and you can’t get much more transparent.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Bonelang explore love and loss in the no-genre landscape of “Newlian”

CHROME WAVES: No Clean Singing Premieres “New Skin”

Central US-based post-black metal outfit CHROME WAVES is preparing to issue their second album, Where We Live, in late September through Disorder Recordings. With the record approaching its release, No Clean Singing is hosting the premiere of the “New Skin” single.

Delivering an emotive album full of dynamic aggression and brooding melody, CHROME WAVES’ Where We Live offers six new songs which delve further into post-black metal and post-rock territory. The lineup for the album sees new drummer Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, Wretch, ex-Skeletonwitch) joining James Benson (Amiensus), and Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolvhammer).

Boom Bap Hip Hop Artist Prema777 Releases New Single “Workin” 8.14

Staten Island, NY’s Prema777 released her new single “Workin” last Friday (August 14, 2020) which is taken from her debut album Take Flight that will be re-released early 2021 on iNTeLLectual Entertainment (2nd Generation WU, GFTD) via Dock Street Records. “Take Flight is my go where golden age hip hop boom bap meets vibrancy, still hitting with pure lyrics as an emcee,” she says. “The album was custom-tailored by building the entire sound from start to finish in the House of Dreams studio on Staten Island with my producer J. Glaze” (Cappadonna, Inspectah Deck, Lil Jon, A Tribe Called Quest, Kurupt, Chasing Banksy movie score).

Introducing Päter’s Bold New Single “Sleep”

Travelling across the subgenres of indie is Päter (they/them), a bold, irreverent new force in music. Päter’s songwriting navigates themes of self-discovery and mental health with a lighthearted touch.

PSYCHOSOMATIC: Decibel Magazine Premieres California Thrash Veterans’ Cover Of “Serial Killer”

Sacramento, California thrash veterans PSYCHOSOMATIC will issue their seventh album, The Invisible Prison, through Nefarious Industries next week. With the bulldozing LP on the verge of release, the band proudly unveils their cover of “Serial Killer,” originally recorded by Bay Area thrash legends Vio-lence.

Track Premiere: Psychosomatic – ‘Serial Killer’ (Vio-lence Cover)

Ras Fraser Jr.’s Song “Bad Breed Bobo”

Rebel Sound Records is proud to announce the release of Ras Fraser Jr.’s latest music video for his track “Bad Breed Bobo.” Fraser returns in glorious red, gold and green fashion in this world music video premiere for “Bad Breed Bobo”. Shot and directed by Banks Films, Ras Fraser Jr. dances amongst his men, singing “I don’t take no disrespect from no one”.

VAZUM Creates Hybrid ‘Deathgaze’ Genre With New Album:Vampyre Villa

Detroit-based goth/death rock band VAZUM has announced the release of their new 13-track album, Vampyre Villa. The video for “Poison” made its premiere via Post-Punk.com on August 6.

Vampyre Villa was recorded exclusively in their home studio. VAZUM then fine-tuned and finished it during the beginning of the 2020 quarantine. This album features the addition of vocalist/bassist Emily Sturm to the lineup. She has helped expand the sound, look, and aesthetic of the band to create an uncompromising and unique offering.

SAM OPOKU – “Yellow”

Yellow is a story told from the perspective of a young man who loses a summer crush. The man’s crush is insecure with some aspects of her body and her life due to the bad experiences she’s had with men in her past. Although not fully realized, the young man reflects on their relationship as something special and holds to the memory of her and their connection by recalling her favorite color, the color yellow. Yellow is significant in this story because of the two sides it represents; happiness, positivity, energy, optimism and loyalty, on the bright side and cowardice, anxiety, deceit and jealousy on the dull side. The song is a dialogue as well as an ode to the bittersweet nuance of finding and losing love and the elements that linger behind after the flame has burned out.

Moods: Bright, Calm, Gentle, Happy, Melodic, Pure

MAGNOLIA BAYOU Releases New Single, “Sweet Magnolia”

Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released their newest single, “Sweet Magnolia.” Delicate and uplifting, “Sweet Magnolia” features background vocals by MAGGIE BROWN along with Gus Barnett GUS BARNETT (harp) and WALTON JONES (organ and piano), and was recorded at NATCHEZ SOUND STUDIO.

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