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Allen B – Do You Believe



Allen B serves up impressive mix of sounds and styles on mysterious new album ‘Gypsy King’ 

SAN DIEGO, CA – When most people think about gypsies, there’s an element of mystery often involved. They’re nomads with a culture deeply rooted in spirituality and often wander the world seeking new adventures and experiences. They’re eclectic, and present an outward appearance that’s influenced by many different people groups from around the world.  

That’s a great way to describe the new EP from West Coast artist Allen B. “Gypsy King” is a six-song project that gives listeners a little taste of everything he has to offer as an entertainer. From Hip-hop to R&B to Dancehall to EDM to Jazz to Funk … and everything in between … this is an EP that is sure to please any music lover out there. It’s a project that pulls from his many different life experiences and influences – from growing up in New Orleans to traveling the world through his years of service with the U.S. Navy. The West Coast funk and hip-hop flavor contributed to the jazzy taste he developed as a kid in New Orleans, and blends together with the affinity he developed for keys and synth sounds while stations overseas. All of these things come together into his music for a truly original sound. 

The first track on the project is “AI Technology.” It’s a song that both addresses what’s going on in the world today with the over-saturation of technology, and what this could lead to in the future. “AI Technology” is interconnected through all aspects of life and business, Allen B said. 

“If you look back 20 or 30 years ago, the cell phone was the biggest thing popping, and they were huge,” Allen B said. “Now everything is inter-connected – from Siri to street lights to Amber Alerts and all the ways everything is interconnected through finances. This song explores the benefits and potential dangers of living in that kind of a technology-driven world.” 

Allen B follows that up with “Road Rage,” and aggressive song with a catchy hook and a lot of energy that was inspired from a moment he had on the freeway in Southern California – a place notorious for it’s bumper-to-bumper traffic and high rates of road rage-induced violence.  

The third track is “Do You Believe?” which Allen B said is the standout single from the project and has been getting some major attention from fans all over the world, especially throughout Europe. He calls it an old-school funk song that channels his inner Ray Charles. It was born from a moment of introspection when he began to wonder just how much he could believe the things people around him were telling him – even including friends and family. 

“Do you believe what you see?” he asks in the song. “The truth is not what it seems to be when people tell you. There are always two sides to every story. Are people doing the research to find out the truth of what people are telling them – whether that’s through the media or even what friends say as fact? The truth can be skewed.” 

Allen B said “Do You Believe?” has been especially popular among younger demographics, and he’s excited to see how it introduces a whole new generation of music-lovers to his unique brand of music. 

He follows this up with “Zena’s Moon” and “Dance Hall King.” The first is a catchy song about different strands of marijuana, while the latter is an EDM/Dancehall mix that has a great vibe and could easily be heard in clubs all around the world.  

He finishes the project with “Bitcoin,” which is an exploration and quasi-indictment of people’s ignorance when it comes to the future currency of the world. It’s a song that demonstrates Allen B’s desire to use music to initiate dialogue around key issues, while also entertaining the masses with groovy sounds. 

“I’m trying to leave behind a message,” Allen B said. “You can make good sounds and rhythms and sometimes words aren’t needed. But sometimes words really are needed to make good songs. My slogan is ‘Music with no limits.’ I don’t have to make music the way people tell you that you should do it. That’s why I try to incorporate different elements with different styles, and I know people will understand what I’m trying to accomplish. And through it all I intend to show them that I’m leaving a message behind in a variety of different ways. You can dance and have a good time, but you also get little nuggets of what it takes to get through life in this world today.” 


To listen to Allen B’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:
Instagram: @allenbmusic504 

TikTok: @allenbmusic 

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(Video) KING FAME – Goin thru it




Buffalo’s own rising star, King Fame, sets the music scene ablaze once again with the release of his latest visual spectacle, “Goin Thru It.” Shot on location in the heart of Buffalo.

With his signature blend of his raw delivery and poetic lyricism, King Fame invites listeners to join him on a journey of his pathway.

Turn the volume up as ” King Fame 👑delivers powerful bars like this one, “The ones that wish you blessings, be the ones that curse you,” viewers are captivated by the raw honesty and lyricism.

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(Video) MUMU FRESH – “MY WHY” @maimounayoussef




Grammy-nominated Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter/emcee Mumu Fresh presents her new single “My Why”. Produced by Carvin Haggins and Johhny Smith, “My Why” will appear on The Healing, Mumu’s forthcoming album which will also feature contributions from DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nile Hargrove, 14KT, Daniel Crawford, Vidal Davis, DJ Dummy and more. Mumu has collaborated with Lil Wayne & Tech N9ne (stream “Too Good”), Busta Rhymes, Salaam Remi & Black Thought of The Roots (watch the music video for “No Peace”) and Common (watch Mumu Fresh and Common perform “I Used To Love H.E.R.” live) and Tobi Nwigwe (watch the music video for “Tundah Fiyah”). Mumu has performed on two separate NPR Tiny Desk concerts (watch Mumu Fresh featuring Black Thought of The Roots & DJ Dummy on NPR’s Tiny Desk) and has performed worldwide at events like the Essence Music Festival, Montreux Switzerland’s Jazz Festival and Dubai’s Sole Fest DBX. “State of Emergency” marks another chapter in a career of self-described “art activism” for the Baltimore native who has performed and given lectures within the US prison system, The Congressional Black Caucus, I.M.A.N. Central in Chicago & Atlanta, The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Ford Foundation and The Indigenous People’s Movement. Mumu is co-creator of the Recording Academy’s “Best Song For Social Change” trustee award which went live in 2023 at the 66th GRAMMY awards show and was presented by The First Lady, Jill Biden. The winner of Indigenous Music, Washington Area Music (WAMMIE) and Urban World Music Video awards, Mumu has served as Musical and Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department, Ambassador of The Black Music Collective and is a former elected governor of the DC chapter of The Recording Academy. Mumu describes “My Why” as “a tribute to that person(s), place, or thing in your life that is your “WHY”. Your reason not to give up. Your reason to keep trying and to push a little harder than you thought you could. You why reminds you of what you’re made of and brings out the best in you.” The Healing drops April 19.

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Santa Sallet X Nemizzo (MSP) – “Big Hands”




DMV-based rapper/producer Santa Sallet and France-based producer Nemizzo are MSP, presenting their new single “Big Hands”. Sallet has been busy showcasing his brand of East Coast braggadocious rap across a slew of recent singles like “Camouflage” (watch on Youtube), “I Get Money” (watch on Youtube), “Championship Ring” (watch on Youtube) and “Chinese Funk” (watch on Youtube) in preparation for the release of Plutography, Sallet’s forthcoming album which blends salsa beats, southern trap, and eastern jazz with classic and conventional rap samples, reflecting Sallet’s international upbringing across South Africa, Dominica and the US. Sallet is planning a series of full-length releases, among them C.R.E.A.M. which recounts his journey from broke to financially free, and Women and R.A.P. which describe his pursuit of success in relationships and the music industry respectively. “This is the song that really started MSP Tunes,” Santa says. “Nemizzo had laid down his verse and I was like, let me try something on this and I just talked about what I knew. What I think is funny, the outro is actually me recording a bunch of potential beat tags. There was a miscommunication and Nemizzo extended the beat and made it the outro. I like it though lol.” Check out Santa Sallet merch here.

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