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Coco Kimmie combines sultry 90s vibe with modern-day twist on debut single ‘Keep Ya Head Up’

VIRGINIA – The debut single from up-and-coming artist Coco Kimmie is the kind of track that immediately demands attention. “Keep Ya Head Up,” released across all digital platforms on Feb. 11, is a bouncy R&B and Pop single that feels like a throwback to the sultry singers of the 1990s, but with a modern-day edge that is refreshing and needed in today’s industry. With a vibe that’s indicative of greats like Beyonce and Lauryn Hill, Coco Kimmie’s style showcases a mastery of R&B, Hip-Hop and Gospel.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Coco Kimmie started singing as a young child in the church. She learned to play the piano by ear and was trained to play classical music as an adolescent. Her mom loved Gospel and James Brown, and her dad loved Blues and Country music, so she was exposed to several genres from an early age. When she attended college at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, she sang in the USAFA Cadet Gospel choir and recorded her first CD. She served for 21-plus years in the U.S. Air Force, and upon her retirement in 2015 was inspired to sing again by her daughter. She began singing with the Chocolate Factory Band in 2019, performing in places such as the Sunset Room National Harbor in Maryland and some upscale private parties through Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. After working with the N2N Band and some other artists in the industry, Coco Kimmie eventually started working on her own music and is now ready to launch her solo career with her first single “Keep Ya Head Up.”

“It’s a song that stems from thinking about people during the pandemic and everything we’re all collectively experiencing,” she said. “The way our life has been has fundamentally changed. Everything we used to do or were familiar with is different now. There’s a new normal. I’m a very empathetic person and I have a tendency to sense how people feel. So as I was thinking about myself during this pandemic and how my life has changed, I started thinking about other people who might have it even worse and that was the impetus for writing this. I wanted to send a message of encouragement and hope.”

Coco Kimmie said she’s following that single up with another called “Shine” in April. Much like her debut song, “Shine” will feature her throwback 90s feel with some modern-day fusion. It’s a slow jam with a smooth R&B feel set against her soaring soprano vocals, and it has a definitive uplifting vibe. There’s a bit of a sway and a swag to it, and listeners will find themselves moving to the music as they listen to it.

Coco Kimmie said she’ll follow that up with more singles over the course of the year as she aims to build this new career and get her music in front of new fans all over the world.

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To listen to Coco Kimmie’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit:

https://cocokimmie.com/
https://instagram.com/cocokimmie
https://twitter.com/cocokimmie1
https://www.facebook.com/kimmoncrieffe
https://cocokimmie.hearnow.com/

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(Video) KING FAME – Goin thru it

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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

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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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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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