@skopemag news – saturday – august 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – august 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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John K will admit he sets out to make “timeless music,” but it’s not all talk. The platinum-certified Orlando-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter plunks down and actually puts in the work to realize his ambition. Since 2017, he’s unassumingly exceeded one benchmark after another. Thus far, he’s posted up over half-a-billion career streams, earned a platinum certification for the breakthrough “if we never met,” garnered praise from Billboard, Flaunt, L’Officiel, and Rolling Stone, sold out headline gigs, performed on The TODAY Show, and collaborated with everyone from Kelsea Ballerini and Don Diablo to Loote, teamwork., and ROSIE.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Investments Music Group Presents: Yung Cheza – “Spend It” [New Video]

Justin Martin releases new track ‘Eye of The Storm’ on his label What To Do – OUT NOW

Justin Martin heads into late-summer with a bolt of dancefloor lightning. His latest single, the sixth release on his burgeoning What To Do label, is a slice of sonic versatility that makes him one of America’s most beloved producers.

Rising Star Iris Gold Releases New Single, “Girl Pick Up Your Drum (GPUYD)” Today on Bay Street Records (Audio + Video)

The recording for GPUYD was completed between sessions at Stewart’s Bay Street Records Recording Studio in the Caribbean and Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The new track, produced and mixed by Stewart, also features him on Acoustic 6 String, Acoustic 12 String, Electric Guitar, Keyboards (Electric Piano), Percussion, and background vocals. The new album will be released under Stewart’s famed Bay Street Records imprint in February 2022.

New Music: Kenya Eugene Celebrates Women of V.I. in “Bun It” Out Today

St. Croix based reggae artist Kenya Eugene has released her newest single “Bun It,” out now and available everywhere you stream music. The new single is the first release from her highly anticipated LP “Color Me Reggae,” a collaboration between Kenya Eugene and HouseOfBambu (Bambu Station).


“When the pandemic hit last year, we were literally stuck at home,” Pearl Clarkin explains. “My younger brother, Rafe Wester, is my roommate. He has always had a unique and rich bass voice, but was too active in high school and college to sit down to write, sing and record with me. In 2020, he literally had nothing else to do – I started teaching him guitar and we began writing songs together. As the months of solitude dragged on, we released some videos of us singing together and everyone on social media loved it. The idea of brother/sister duo went over very well and industry professionals were encouraging us to release music together. This is something I have always dreamed of. Rafe and I get along so well and have so much in common.”

YTB Trench & Gunna Link Up for the “How” Video

Today, breakout Young Stoner Life Records artist YTB Trench releases his new music video for “How” featuring Gunna off of his debut project Versatalien. The standout track marries Trench’s melodic tone with Gunna’s signature rhythmic flow. For the “How” visual, the two YSL labelmates link up and spit bars from the trenches to the airplane tarmac, illustrating the palpable energy of the song.

Elohim Shares New Single ‘Treat You Better.’ Reveals Details on Upcoming EP

This past spring, Elohim announced to the world her four-part ‘Journey to the Center of Myself’ project, the first volume of which was released in July. The project came as a result of setting up a home studio during lockdown, which provided a creative period of inspiration reminiscent of her early years spent learning her craft; without rules, expectations, or schedules.

Icewear Vezzo Gives a Detroit History Lesson With “Chamber Brothers” Video

A professional hustler with the rhyming skills to back up his bluster, Icewear Vezzo is a quintessential connector in the Detroit scene. Giving a Motor City history lesson over a Bay Area beat, Vezzo shares “Chamber Brothers,” his latest video single. Produced by The Mekanix, the legendary Oakland duo known for their glistening mob music instrumentals, “Chamber Brothers” furthers the deep connection between Detroit and the Bay, and Vezzo’s conversational drawl perfectly blends with the slinking bass and echoing synths. Referencing the Chamber Brothers, a notorious crew that ran Vezzo’s 6 Mile neighborhood in the 1980s, the new song finds Vezzo in an aggressive mood: “AR heavy on my shoulder, gotta aim this f*cker/Selling crack like it’s the ’80s, we’re the Chamber Brothers/Everything I got is profit, I came with nothin/30 round poking out the glock, like it hang on something.” In the video, directed by Boomin Filmz, Vezzo and his Iced Up Records associates spin the block in their foreign cars, each car with different colored rims, as Vezzo establishes his hustling bonafides.

Australian alt-rock trio Halfwait releases new single “My Past”

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the song, founding member Jon Barca explains, “When I was younger I made some bad decisions that I regret, and through dealing with court cases and all of the stress, I struggled to process it all while trying to maintain some kind of normalcy in a budding relationship I was in at the time. Focusing on music with my best friend Chris, (drums/backing vocals) helped clear my mind, provided a positive outlet for me and kept me focused in maintaining a positive outlook on my life. My Past is the product of me moving forward from that point in my life, and never looking backwards.”



HERE ON EARTH, McGraw’s 16th studio album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country album chart, marking his 4th straight decade with a #1 album on the Billboard Country Album chart. The album was his 19th worldwide #1 and his 17th U.S. #1, tying him for second most #1 albums in the U.S., just behind George Strait. The album was also re-released in spring with an additional set of songs as the HERE ON EARTH Ultimate Edition to add to the musical tapestry of life presented in the original album.

BigBob & Solomon Childs “Dungeon Masters” ft Ghostface Killah of Wu-tang Clan


About LA: A protégé of Jermain Dupri, LA The Goat’s music is heavily influenced by the classics. He rapped over the beat of the Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri classic “Money Ain’t A Thang,” which is what initially got him on the scene. However, LA the Goat has refined his sound by using catchy hooks and melodies enhancing and sharpening his rhymes. You can hear those melodies best in his song “8 Bands” featuring Rick Ross.

TIMECHILD video/single “Haze Of the Dawn” out now

“Haze Of The Dawn” is the new video and single from the Danish heavy rock band TIMECHILD. The song is out now and shows the more energetic and uptempo part of the band’s characteristic sound and deals with how man’s search for a creative force and the purpose of our own existence, has derailed us from the immediate path forward.

Official release GAIA AIYANA video

I am elated to get to share with you my most recent project
that has been thoughtfully tended
and is now ready to share with you —
the devotional music video for “Gāiā Aiyānā”