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LOS GRANDES DE CUBA SE UNEN PARA “SOY YO” UNA COLABORACION PODEROSA ENTRE CHACAL X LENIER X EL CHULO X YOMIL X EL MICHA
Cinco cantantes cubanos, con estilos muy diferentes se unen para grabar el tema “Soy Yo”. Aunque cantan música urbana, El Chacal, El Chulo, Lenier, Yomil, y El Micha son artistas con un flow original cuando se trata de cantar. El tema “Soy Yo” que esta bajo el sello disquera La Corporación, fue escrita por todos los artistas participantes y producida por Mauro. El video musical fue dirigido por Marcell Faez y grabado entre la Cuidad del Sol y La Habana.
Diamond Shake releases animated music video for “Heard It All Before”
Today singer / songwriter Matt Hitchens, who releases music as Diamond Shake, has released the final music video from his self-produced album From Method To Madness, this one for the epic closing track “Heard It All Before”. Over the last two years, Diamond Shake has been releasing a series of hand-drawn animated videos for each track on the album, a collaborative effort with illustrator and animation artist Dominique Bloink that concludes today with the final music video, completing the full visual album.
North Carolina’s Newest Rap Star YSB Tril Races Against The Clock In New Video “OMG”
“OMG” ramps up a banner year for YSB Tril, who clocked 17.2 million streams on Spotify in 2021 alone. In June, he released his debut mixtape, HOTSHOT (over 33.4 million streams to date) to promising critical acclaim. Rap Up observed that, “YSB Tril scores with his new mixtape, while Respect magazine declared, “His road to success will come sooner rather than later.” Lyrical Lemonade, too, praised him for possessing a “natural and effortless flow you cannot teach.”
The Ballroom Thieves Share “Shine”; Listen Here
Produced and mixed by Jerry Streeter, the song features the duo’s signature, dynamic harmonies atop crisp guitar work, and thoughtful lyrics. In the band’s words, “‘Shine’ is an ode to the road and the hazy feeling of spending sleepless night after sleepless night in different hotel rooms. They all start looking the same after a while, and you lose track of where you are in the country, and eventually, you get so tired that you start to question if you’re even alive at all. Maybe you’re just some ghost floating along the highway through another dead-end town?”
FLETCHER SHARES NOSTALGIC VISUAL FOR DREAMY SINGLE “CHERRY” FEAT. HAYLEY KIYOKO
Co-directed with frequent collaborator Kristen Jan Wong (a photographer/director known for her work with Charli XCX and Snoh Aalegra), the video for “Cherry” opens on FLETCHER and Hayley leaning against a vintage car, gorgeously captured in the dreamy haze of an ’80s home movie. In the crushed-out track’s first verse, FLETCHER joins the object of her affection in a series of carefree vignettes: making cupcakes, strumming guitars in bed, playfully posing for photos. Then, in the second verse, the very same woman replicates those exact scenes with Hayley. With its glamorously retro aesthetic and whirlwind of images (heart-shaped boxes of candy, sticker-covered flip phones, wildly covetable cherry-print pants), the visual for “Cherry” ends on a brilliant twist as FLETCHER and Hayley discover the truth about their shared paramour.
24kGoldn shares “More Than Friends”
24kGoldn’s 2021 debut album El Dorado features appearances from the likes of fellow rap superstars Future, Dababy, and Swae Lee. Recorded with frequent collaborators KbeaZy, Omer Fedi, and Blake Slatkin, the album includes a seamless blend of genres as 24kGoldn sets out to make music that is reflective of today’s Gen-Z and millennials. 24kGoldn has had an incredible and highly successful year, fueled by his over 5 Billion catalog streams and the 5xRIAA-certified Platinum hit “Mood.” The song has attained certifications in 30 countries worldwide – even breaking the pop radio record for most spins in a 7-day period and topping the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 for 8 weeks. The breakout hit also recently received a Titanium award for 1 Billion spins at radio.
whiterosemoxie unveils “No Kure” / in the wake of #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022 announcement
From his face popping up on Billboards across the country, to performing on festival stages, halftime shows, draft parties and in robust music venues across the country, moxie has connected with fans in every way. Additionally, moxie has had the ability to preview unreleased music in small towns and major cities alike – and the reaction to “No Kure” always resulted in a controlled chaotic, head-banging rage. Ending the year on a high note, moxie celebrates the fan-favorite performance by unveiling “No Kure” across all digital service providers.
Watch & share India Ramey’s video for “Cocktail for Christmas”
“Cocktail For Christmas” embraces and celebrates the chaos of the holidays with a vintage country sound.
If you’re a fan of India Ramey’s last album, Shallow Graves, which put T***p’s feet to the fire and turned a strong eye on the dumbing down of today’s society then you’ll surely be a fan of India’s new single, “Cocktail For Christmas,” which poses the question “why not just drink your way through the holidays?”
Seven Nines and Tens have premiered “Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity,” the second single forthcoming Willowtip album Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers.
Ground Breaking Singer, Songwriter, & Musician ‘SO’ Releases New Single & Music Video “Starlight”
Singer, Songwriter, Musician and rising artist SO makes her official debut today with the release of a brand new single and video titled “Starlight” – with a beautifully executed creative concept, SO takes audiences to her subconscious and altered world filled with emotions of isolation, desire, passion, and creative expression.
Singer-Songwriter Alannah McCready Spreads Holiday Cheer with Rendition of “The Christmas Song”
McCready’s version of “The Christmas Song” keeps the integrity of the original tune while also featuring elegant, piano-focused production. Additionally, the track highlights McCready’s signature ethereal yet powerful vocals and ability to convey emotions in her music.
Out Now: Lisa Morales Releases Music Video for “Freedom”
In “Freedom,” Morales sings about the power of loving each other as a mother does, and speaking up when we see injustices. The message: simply love thy neighbor. Morales elaborates, “Women and children can no longer be abused. We can no longer turn the other way because human beings being harmed IS NOT OK. African Americans can no longer be treated as if they don’t belong, Mexican Americans are Americans! Asian Americans are Americans! LGBTQ are to be respected!”
HE WAS A GOD Reveals Official Lyric Video for “Amadeus;” Debut EP, ‘The Smile & The Scar,’ Out NOW! FFO Mastodon, Baroness, Devin Townsend, Faith No More, & Avenged Sevenfold
Southern Connecticut based HE WAS A GOD, featuring members of GENITORTURERS, DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY, ADVA, and others, has released the official lyric video for “Amadeus.” With the lyric video created by Randallhammer, “Amadeus” is off of the band’s hotly anticipated debut EP, The Smile & The Scar.
Sam Smith Meets Lewis Capaldi // Powerful Soul // New Single
Featuring soulful vocals, a soaring melody, and a vivacious chorus complete with a gospel choir, the song is a most heartfelt demonstration of love, optimism, and vitality. Stefano confides, “It is a song that describes the importance of every person’s mission to use their individual gifts to unify the world in harmony and peace.” The song was produced by Chico Bennett (Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Prince).
Dropper is the brain/lovechild of Andrea Scanniello, a multi-instrumentalist who performs with the likes of Shannon Shaw of Shannon & The Clams, Saara Untracht-Oakner (Boytoy, SUO), and more. Their debut album, Don’t Talk to Me, was written by Scanniello behind the desk of a bowling alley where she sprayed sweaty bowling shoes in exchange for a little bit of money and quite a bit of beer. This of course led to the single “Memoirs of Working in a Bowling Alley” which is out today:
NLE CHOPPA UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE “DROP SHIT”
Joyner Lucas new song and video “My Escape”
“My Escape” arrives one week after the premiere of the Worcester, MA-based rapper’s incendiary new collaboration with chart-topping superstar Lil Durk, “Rambo (Feat. Lil Durk).” The track was met by immediate applause from the likes of REVOLT, which raved, “Joyner Lucas has been treating his fans throughout 2021 with some top tier songs and collaborations…On ‘Rambo,’ Joyner makes sure his bars live up to the track’s title.” “2021 has seen a lot of impressive Joyner Lucas releases,” agreed HotNewHipHop. “‘Rambo’ sees the two hitmakers trade verses about packing fully loaded weapons like Rambo, getting high with girls, and adapting to a life of luxury after having spent years trying to make it in the streets.”
Speaking about the song’s meaning Rxseboy said, “This song is about learning to live with the newfound freedom and guilt that comes along with falling out of love with the person you thought was your forever.”
HELLOWEEN Releases Brand New “Out For The Glory” Animated Video!
Released this past June, HELLOWEEN’s eponymous full-length is the metal album of 2021 – a milestone fans were waiting decades for. Critics and companions are united in their opinion that it’s a masterpiece album that will write metal history. The seven-piece metal alliance scored ten Top 10 chart entries worldwide including #1 in Germany and Spain, Top 3 in Austria and Switzerland, and an impressive total of seventeen Top 15 rankings globally. Fans, journalists, and experts agreed: with twelve tracks Helloween manifested an entire metal universe.
NIJA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “ON CALL”
“On Call,” which was produced by Ambezza (Drake, Future, Tinashe) and Larkin Noir, earned widespread praise upon its release last month. VIBE observed, “Nija has been one to watch.” Rated R&B said, “Nija’s ‘On Call’ is one of those songs that hits you right away.” Essence, UPROXX and others also highlighted the song in their coverage of notable new releases.
Ava Rowland’s Highly Anticipated New Self-Titled EP Available Now
Rising country singer/songwriter Ava Rowland shows off her true talent and artistry with the release of her new EP, Ava Rowland. The EP consists of her most recent previously released singles, showing off the range of her creativity and incredible musicality. Fan favorites such as her romantic tunes “If I Ever Fall In Love,” “Best Thing Around,” her latest groovy single “Love Away The Lonely,” and more will all be included in her first-ever EP which is available both physically and digitally now!
LKeys “Ain’t Loyal” Music Video | @LKeys303
LKeys and WA Management Services presents us with the official music video for his latest single “Ain’t Loyal”. The Aurora, CO native hopped on the Hudsonmadeit production to express himself over this smooth bittersweet track that speaks about loyalty. LKeys is all set to keep your playlists jumping well into next summer, by releasing various projects. Press play and watch.
NON RESIDENTS Premiere New Video For “Comfortably Tied”
“Comfortably Tied” is the dynamic new single from NON RESDIENTS’ debut album, Against Police Brutality. The video is premiering now at The Ripple Effect and The Moshville Times.
Watch the video for “Comfortably Tied” here: