Connect with us

Album

(Album) Aaron Blake – “How About Her”

Published

on

Oklahoma native Aaron Blake is an Eclectic Singer Songwriter with something new to bring to the industry. The future star started his career in a band, where he wrote and composed the songs. Recently hailed by Spotify and Social Media Followers as “Creative, Ruggedly Smooth, and an overall “Refreshing Artist .” Blake is a Versatile Storyteller of Groovy music and has several projects in various genres. His latest project “How About Her” offers a Country Soul vibe that is easily recognized by listeners. With a style influenced by Jagged Edge, Gavin Degraw, Anthony Hamilton, Blake Shelton and Andy Grammar; it’s easy to see why fans and new listeners will fall in love with this project. “This is without a doubt the best body of music I’ve created to date” said Blake. Adding, “when the media catches up to my sound and voice, I know it’s going to be HUGE!” Aside from this current release, Aaron Blake will be performing and rehearsing visuals all 4th Quarter!

Album

Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland releases his debut solo instrumental album Foundation

Published

on

By

Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland has released his debut solo album Foundation via MNRK Music, a 20 track instrumental project that seamlessly blends his hip hop-fuelled musical inspirations over the years. Boasting production credits with a who’s who of rap superstars including Drake, EPMD, The Clipse, Def Squad, Method Man, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, Maestro Fresh Wes and many more, Foundation arrives as a follow up to his last critically-acclaimed 2022 release Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements album, and its prior accompanying series, that celebrated, showcased and highlighted a wide range of North American rap icons alongside emerging Indigenous rappers. “This album represents the first time I did something musically that was just strictly by myself. No MCs or singers. Just me alone. Producer and engineer,” explains the Scarborough-born producer/engineer who has quietly worked behind the scenes for decades, producing, mixing and/or engineering records from the likes of Canadian urban music legends including Glenn Lewis, Ghetto Concept, Jelleestone, Choclair and k-os. “I was in NYC going through beats in the studio and I was looking at the last two albums I released and the instrumental versions, and it made me think about how guys like DJ Muggs and The Alchemist have been doing instrumental albums for years. I spoke to my A&R and VP about the idea, and then locked myself in the studio and banged out and revamped a couple beats and it just all came together.”

Strickland pays homage to his neighborhood roots on “Scarboro Forever”, and references his career sustenance on “The Journey”, but what lies at the core of the highly rhythmic, breezy and boom bap-inspired production on Foundation, is that at its core, it reminds listeners of what it takes to make a hit record – the production, which is the foundation. But the album title carries deeper layers of meaning. “Music is the foundation of any song, and I am a part of the foundation of the ‘Toronto Sound’. Any good project needs a solid foundation. And say what you want about me, but I’m a finisher. I always deliver.” Foundation delivers on all fronts, and appeals to music lovers of many stripes, as its contemporary sonic edges are rounded out nicely by its timeless classic old school musical sensibilities.

Continue Reading

Album

(Album) Benny The Butcher – Everybody Can’t Go @bennybsf

Published

on

By

New Album from the Butcher the Def Jam debut. Benny the Butcher has deliver us a 12 song album with features from Lil wayne , Snoop Dogg , Pezzy, Westside Gunn and more! Production from Hit Boy and Alchemist. Check out “Everyone Can’t Go”.

Continue Reading

Album

(Album) D’Shaun – CRWN @RylDShaun

Published

on

By

Backed by only one single, “S’mores & Rumchata”, D’Shaun comes crash landing at #4 onto the iTunes top 40 HipHop album chart and right back into your music libraries with CRWN. The highly anticipated project lived up to expectations on the first day of its release as it also entered yet another chart on iTunes. CRWN peaked at #88 on the top 100 albums in all genres chart, sitting comfortably and confidently above Elton John’s Diamonds. This incredible accomplishment doesn’t happen without D’Shaun and the RYLTY crew’s hard work and dedication to creating an album packed with 12 playable and enjoyable records that each bring a different sound and vibe when stimulating your brain.
D’Shaun continues to put Converse, Texas, on the map as he showcases not only his talent but the talents found within his circle. From Austria to Detroit to Houston, he credits the artists around him for helping provide the “spacey yet quintessential HipHop but with a new school sort of feel” sound that he believes his latest body of work entails. This album not only incorporates HipHop but it also throws some dashes of rap, pop and R&B, adding some more seasoning to the recipe we already knew D’Shaun brought to the table. He’s dabbled in those genres before but with CRWN he brings them altogether in a cohesive manner, letting each live and grow with one another as they flow beautifully the more and more you run the project back. For him, CRWN is set to “change the whole landscape, the city and the state, the lives of each of these young men in RYLTY”. Those changes begin with track number one titled “Nonstop” which is fitting for the vibes that you continuously find yourself emerged in. Between track one and twelve you’ll find up tempo hits meant for the radio in “Chalice”, “Notice”, “S’mores & Rumchata” and “Alright”. You’ll also hear the artist slowing things down a bit with “4U”, “LoveSICK”, “Virgo Season Interlude” and “My Way”. Pure raps are expressed within the previously mentioned “Nonstop” along with “Gentlemen’s Club”, “Sprite Zero” and “Waver”. If there was a sound that D’Shaun didn’t think was fun or didn’t fit the wave he was gearing towards then it simply didn’t make the cut, the artist says that CRWN “is more fun and shows what wearing the crown is like” when comparing the project to its predecessor KNG.
Four years separate both albums and in between those four years we’ve heard how highly D’Shaun has spoken about the trio of albums he had been planning on releasing with all being companions to one another. With two down and one to go the one man band artist has been growing and maturing within his sound and will only continue to do so. He showcases that behind each verse, chorus, ad-lib, snare, kick or high hat he decides to incorporate into this world where creativity never ends. We can call this world “RYL” and here we’ll find the king at his throne wearing a crown meant for only him, exuding royalty the only way he knows how.

Continue Reading

Latest News

audio1 week ago

(Audio) Elijah the Boy – “EGO” @ElijahTheBoy_

After dropping his 2023 iTunes #1 EP ‘First Summer Without You’ and a string of single releases in 2024, the...

audio3 months ago

(Audio) J Lyles – Here I am @iamjlyles

J Lyles makes his return to the world of HipHop, and in a big way, with his new single titled...

audio4 months ago

Jay?Duhhh – “Mind Tricks”

Richmond, Virginia native, Jay?Duhhh has announced the release of her latest single, “Mind Tricks” on Thursday, February 29, 2024 via...

audio4 months ago

ALYA is back and already making waves in the music world with her latest track, “Crazy.”

ALYA is back and already making waves in the music world with her latest track, “Crazy.” An insanely catchy electropop...

audio4 months ago

(Audio) HoodTrophy Bino – “Thang Thangin”

South Central bred rapper HoodTrophy Bino releases the new single “Thang Thangin”. This is a powerhouse track loaded with hyperactive...

audio5 months ago

T. Boogie (@TBOOGIEfromDC) F/ AMOGetItDone (@AMOGetItDone) – “Taco Bale” Prod by @weneedkapitol

After previously collaborating on the tracks “Link” and “Racks”, T. Boogie & Amo follow up with a new single titled...

audio5 months ago

(Audio) COSMO – Take It Off ft. Mosa

Hailing from Toronto, COSMO unveils his new single “Take It Off,” featuring Mosa and produced by Chozen and Path.Seven. Delivering...

audio7 months ago

(Audio) Podgy Smith – “Circus In The Sky” @Podgysmith

Podgy Smith paints a perfect picture of dreams and reality in the syrupy “Circus In The Sky” featuring D.EdWordz. The...

audio7 months ago

(Audio) Rae Bandzz F/ i.D the G , Don Prince, King Gramz & Spenzo – “Dougie” @_rae_bandzz @TheRealSpenzo @iDtheG

Here is the newest drop from Rae Bandzz. This time she teamed up with Chicago’s own, Spenzo, i.D. the G,...

Trending

*

Copyright © 2017 Theme by Jonathan Ables, powered by WordPress.