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Buffalo’s Struggle Mike Drops A New Set Of Visuals “Loyalty” FT. China Mac, Rick Hyde & GoToMar$ Of BSF

Executive producer Struggle Mike, owner of Struggle Clothing, is a staple in the Buffalo NY music scene and has worked with notable artists Conway The Machine, TSU Surf, Benny The Butcher, 38 Spesh, ETO, El Camino, Fred The Godson, Beanie Sigel, Body James, Body Bag Ben, & many more. He now drops a new set of visuals Loyalty FT. China Mac, Rick Hyde & GoToMar$ of BSF off his latest curated compilation Progress. Produced by Cee Gee as well as directed by Mike himself and Ken Journey, the video is shot at the Body Shop Gentlemen’s Club along with the Struggle Clothing store/studio.”The video was actually last minute and almost didn’t happen. Mac was supposed to come into town and the weather was really bad in NYC and his flights kept getting delayed or cancelled. After a whole day at the airport he finally arrived and we got to work and i think we have a good visual for the problems that occurred that day” says Mike. Check it out now on youTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.


Rising global superstar Tate McRae is set to release her new EP, too young to be sad, on March 26th via RCA Records. In celebration of the announcement, Tate releases her latest track, “slower” today. The Russell Chell (Lil Nas X, YBN Cordae) and Sir Nolan (Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez) produced track is instantly relatable and showcases more self-reflective, intimate lyrics from McRae herself.

Atria Slow Jams About Climate Change with “Jazz Cigarette”

Moonbrain is the first solo album from acclaimed musician and author Travis Atria. It takes sonic cues from classic artists like Curtis Mayfield and Parliament, while remaining immersed in the present moment. Conceptually, it draws on everything from climate grief (“Jazz Cigarette”) to the Beatitudes (“Lucky”), to the oldest known song, a 3,400-year-old Sumerian hymn known as the Seikilos Epitaph (“Shine”). It is an album of heavy grooves and deep moods, modern tools and timeless feels, lush arrangements and adept musicianship.

Premiere: Atria “Jazz Cigarette”

Hear al Riggs’ “Emo Revival” off their upcoming album

The title of this album is a verifiable statement.

There is a big, honking, humming box fan in the bedroom of our barely-insulated century-old Durham house. Like most meaningless noise, it is white.

Noisier than this fan are the earworms that pervade the space. They’re in the walls, the floorboards, and even the couch cushions. The earworms–let’s call them Strum, Kick, and Wail–nest in our second bedroom: a de facto recording studio. I try not to interrupt the work. But upon hearing the demos for piano-powered “America’s Pencil” and the rhythmically elusive “Emo Revival,” I kicked the door in and, wearing little more than a handful of shaving cream, proclaimed “that’s the hit!” But they knew that already.

3LAU Sells Record-Breaking ‘Ultraviolet’ Album NFTs for $11.6 Million

History has been made – Top blockchain influencer and renowned musician 3LAU (in partnership with Origin Protocol) has sold a record-breaking $11.6 Million in NFTs via an online auction from February 25-28. This is a record for overall sales for a single NFT drop/collection, as well as the highest price paid for a single NFT ($3.6M)

#ATLTop20 #Certified!!! Presents: Ben Frank – “Today” feat. Fabo [New Video]

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS Announce ‘When God Was Great’ Out May 7 + Share New Track

Ska-punk pioneers The Mighty Mighty BossToneS will release their 11th studio record When God Was Great on May 7 via Hellcat Records.

Co-produced by longtime collaborator Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong (Transplants, Jimmy Cliff), When God Was Great is the culmination of their extensive and all-embracing career and sees the band bringing back friends, tourmates, and bandmates from the past for a sonic celebration that stresses the power of perseverance and human connection during tumultuous times. The album features 15-tracks that initially arose out of a collective sense of loss.

David Crosby Inks Deal with Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

The deal with Crosby comes on the heels of last week’s announcement of the launch of Iconic and its partnership with the legendary Beach Boys to purchase a controlling stake in their catalog, including sound recordings, the brand, select musical compositions, and memorabilia. As part of that deal, the Beach Boys and their heirs retain an interest in their assets to participate in the upside Iconic expects to create by actively marketing and promoting their music.

Avrex, Big Shug & Domingo Guyton – Pushin

Systemic racism isn’t real. Lies. Voter fraud stole the election. Lies. The virus death toll is accurate. Lies. Newport News, VA artist Avrex, Gang Starr Foundation’s Big Shug and Hip-Hop crooner Domingo Guyton ask you to always consider the source of information in “Pushin.”

Rosa Ama share anthemic new single “Night Sky”

On “Night Sky,” Harks and Vhyce slow down the tempo while keeping up the energy with the single’s anthemic sing-a-long chorus. The track offers a plethora of warm harmonies backed by thick pulsating synths, punchy drums and uplifting guitar work. It’s a euphoric daydream with tangible implications and is one of Rosa Ama’s most impressive releases to date. Lyrically, it’s a song about escaping your thoughts to find existential beauty in nature and the world that surrounds us — making your way back home. And given the contentious times we are all living in, we hope listeners can find solace in “Night Sky.”

Bernice share “Lone Swan”/new LP is Stereogum’s Album of The Week/Talk instrumental influences with FLOOD

Bernice’s highly anticipated new LP Eau de Bonjourno is out this Friday on Telephone Explosion. The album’s singles have so far seen praise from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR’s All Songs Considered, & FADER, and yesterday the album was selected as Stereogum’s Album of the Week, where it was described as an album that “sounds like someone dropped a beautiful crystal, and rather than breaking not into violent shards, it drifted off as glistening bubbles.”

News Item: Kaleema Release New Single From Upcoming Album“Circulo De Arena” Is Out Now On Wonderwheel Recordings

The new album flirts between disparate styles, weaving together elements such as dub with Andean flutes, or classic string melodies with ambient overtures that allow the listener to float freely in a sea of emotions. A departure from the gritty urban compositions and tribal vibes of her first album Nómada, this record reveals Kaleema’s emotional evolution. Útera is a product of her creative space, a high tech sanctuary wherein she has refined not only her sophisticated electronic production but also her characteristic and beguiling voice. Moving from forceful techno-like rhythms (such as on Rama Negra or Utera) that take us through deep dark jungles, into demure yet rapturous passages on tracks like Portales and Invoco, Útera is ultimately an album that taps into Heidi’s deep sense of connection to the natural world, and how her growth as an individual reflects the growth around her.

Porter Robinson unveils new track “Musician,” new LP Nurture out April 23

“‘Musician’ was one of the very last songs written for Nurture. The song is meant to feel like a celebration, like I’m reveling in the joy of newfound inspiration,” Porter says. “If the rest of Nurture is about me trying to find hope for the future, ‘Musician’ is like a celebration of that hope materializing. It was one of the last songs that I wrote for the album, and it’s honestly a celebration of the album itself. That’s where the title comes from. It’s like, ‘Alright, I’ve found my footing, and I know I can really do this now.’ And I just tried to throw all of my rules away and have as much fun as possible. Ironically enough, this is the least sad song on the album, but this is the song that makes me cry. It’s the fun one. I just sound so happy on that song.”

Yungblud (ft. MGK & Travis Barker) – Vevo Footnotes video

Yung Mal’s Pants Are Too Tight For His Bands in “Stay Down”

With a supernatural feel for rhythm and a devil-may-care demeanor, Yung Mal is ready to take the next step. Giving a glimpse of his hectic and high-flying lifestyle, Mal shares “Stay Down,” his new music video. Doing donuts around swirling flutes and insistent 808s, Mal shows off his rapidfire patter on the new track, occasionally switching to a cut-time triplet flow to pontificate about his problems and brag about his hard-earned riches: “Stay down, stay down, stay down, stay down/None of this sh*t did come overnight/I ran that sh*t all the way up from the ground/The bands don’t fit cause my pants too tight.” In the video, an effortlessly fly Mal shows off his ice and counts his cash as he throws down in Candler Park with his 1.5 Crew and other close friends including NLE Choppa.

ELDER ISLAND release glittering video for latest track “Purely Educational”

A song about parties in a time without, the “Purely Educational” video fittingly follows solo dancer Bethany Kyle in a playful game of imagination and intimacy. Spinning underneath the disco ball of a traditional community hall, she deftly switches personas to embody various dancefloor personalities as the camera performs its own dance alongside her. With a ‘one-take’ approach to the cinematography, her infectious buoyancy culminates in a celebratory dynamic stage performance. Perfectly reflecting the personality of the track, the video nods to a listless present mixed with nervous excitement for the return of late nights, and live shows.

Coqui, featured by Spotify-Editorials BUENAS VIBRAS, BLESSINGS, releases “earworm“ single. A love letter written from the honest heart!

“Fall In Love” is a love letter written from the honest heart, drawing musical influence from the early 90’s cartoon Rugrats and Sgt. Pepper era Beatles.

COQUI blends chill hip-hop beats, indie pop, bedroom indie R&B, a charming retro “earworm” melody, a quirky mellotron and puts them in a heartwarming pop context.

*Bif Naked Managed* Toronto Alt Rock Breakout Artist DELYN GREY Observes Life’s New Normal in “Ghost Town”

The track lands soon after this year’s breakout single, “Battle” — recently featured by Obscure Sound, We All Want Someone To Shout For, Yellow Black Music, Art Publika Mag, Acronym Official, Music Mayhem Magazine, Life Beyond the Music, LeFuture Wave, Press Party, Aupium, Shock Ya, Alternative Nation, Tattoo.com, Paper Blog, New Sick Music, News Break, Indie Pulse Music, Daily Blocks, On Stage Magazine, IMDB, KMS, Audible Addixion, Breaking and Entering, This Is Not The Radio, Higher Plain Music, Modern Mystery, and more.

Savanna Leigh Releases New Video, “No Words.

Elaborating further she said, “It is about having so much emotion inside of you but you feel numb and don’t have the words to truly express how you feel, you are struggling to open up and be vulnerable,” she says. “I hope people take away from this song the feeling that they aren’t alone, that they feel understood. This song is one I feel many people can relate to and I hope it helps bring closure to any person that hears this.”

Savanna Leigh Reveals Stunning New Visual for Ballad “No Words” (Premiere)

New Indie R&B: Charlie Houston debuts w/ Under The Radar (Arts & Crafts)

“I Hate Spring casts back to timeless days of fumbling early romance—first kisses, messy breakups, and short-lived flirtations are all soundtracked by weightless indie pop and R&B stylings.” – Under The Radar

Hip Hop Artist Najeé Rayne Releases New Single “No Love” – Out Now!

Realizing some people may enter into your life for reasons or seasons, New York City-based rapper, singer and producer, Najeé Rayne packs a message of moving forward in her upcoming single “No Love.” A hip-hop and R&B styled track, “No Love” promotes the power of self-reflection and reprioritizing the roles that others play in our lives. Najeé Rayne rolls out “No Love” on all digital platforms on February 26, 2021.

Electro-Pop/Dance Artist Alarke Releases New Music Video for “Mystics”

Award-winning artist Alarke is a singer, songwriter, music producer, artist coach and entrepreneur with a career spanning over two decades. From singing opera in castles in Italy, to performing Gypsy jazz with Romani musicians in France, to creating a solo artist retreat and recording a Cuban jazz album in Havana, Cuba, to volunteering as a music director at a refugee camp in Greece, to headlining shows at New York City’s iconic Rainbow Room and the world-renowned Kennedy Center, Alarke has covered various genres throughout several countries.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G., TUPAC SHAKUR Crime Scenes Unveiled in Brand-New App CRIMEDOOR

CrimeDoor, the brand-new Augmented Reality app that accurately recreates True Crime scenes, will be launching two new CrimeDoors on Tuesday, March 9 – recreated scenes around the murders of hip-hop/rap icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. I am reaching out to determine your interest in an interview with CrimeDoor founders Neil & Lauren Mandt in the next couple weeks – a video explaining the app can be viewed here.

Caveat Empire’s NEW Music Video: COMPANY MAN

Chicago-based rockers Caveat Empire have a new album coming out, and it’s called MAD TRIBES. MAD TRIBES is being released in 3 volumes, with Vol. I releasing today, Wednesday, March 3rd across Spotify, Youtube, and all other streaming platforms. Volumes II and III will be released on April 3rd and May 3rd respectively. To celebrate MAD TRIBES Vol. I, we’ve released a music video for our first single, “Company Man.” We hope you enjoy it enough to give it a share! We will be back in touch when MAD TRIBES Vol. 1 hits the interwebs on March 3rd!

Transcending Hopeful Soul Pop – Casii Stephan – “Here Comes the Light”

Casii Stephan is a soul pop/rock artist hailing from Minnesota. Now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the impassioned songstress evokes subtle vibrato notes and roller-coaster-like melodies, which immediately grab the listener, while her emotional lyrics share intimate stories. She has been compared to the likes of Florence Welch, Fiona Apple and Carole King, as her vocal timbre possesses a full and warm quality.