Connect with us

In your face single ‘Cuddy Buddy’ showcases an artist whose talent cannot be denied

Published

on


In your face single ‘Cuddy Buddy’ showcases an artist whose talent cannot be denied

In a crowded culture that constantly clamors for more quality content, Donteau “Zone00” Mazone stands out from the rest.

That sounds cliché – the kind of statement one makes in hopes of gaining a measure of extra attention. And in a world that sees 40,000 new single releases every week worldwide from independent artists with dreams of better lives, Zone00 knows it’s a bold statement. But as more and more people around the world discover this artist’s unique brand of music and signature sound, they’ve become believers.

Though his journey as a professional musician whose name is destined to be a household fixture began as a young child who fell in love with the legends of Hip Hop, it hasn’t been until recently that his development as an artist has come to full fruition. In 2019, he launched his career full-force by releasing two EPs. Those projects have gained some traction among fans of his in the South (he originally hails from Beaumont, Texas) as well as all along the West Coast. Operating out of Los Angeles, Zone00 has been putting together one hit track after another. And now in 2020, he’s ready to build off the success he saw last year.

He started the year off strong with the release of his EP “King of All Kings.” It’s a project that showcases his intriguing hybrid sound – a blend of different sounds and styles pulled from all of his favorite genres. Recorded at HandWrittenLA, the project has multiple singles that have caught the ears and attention of fans and industry insiders alike. Most recently, the song that seems to be gaining the most attention is the fun and in-your-face “Cuddy Buddy” recorded at the legendary Paramount Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA.

“It’s brash and unapologetic,” Zone00 said. “It’s about friends-with-benefits type of relationship. I’m bringing reality rap with bars on top of bars over the top of an up-tempo beat. I’m trying to come out of the gates really hard and aggressive with this song. I like that aggression and energy – like I’m putting my foot on people’s necks by coming with that energy. And when you hear the type of wordplay I bring with this song, you can only imagine my wordplay on other songs.”

Zone00 said he hopes the song will be his announcement to the world that he has arrived. In similar ways to Cardi B.’s “Bodak Yellow” – which was an aggressive, in-your-face track that pulls no punches and shows the world that Cardi is an artist who means business – Zone00’s “Cuddy Buddy” will be a shock to the system in ways that audiences will not be able to deny. But within that forceful delivery is nuance and an artistic excellence that showcase an entertainer who deserves to be recognized alongside some of the best in the industry today.

“I want to show people my talent and skill without then having a chance to miss the nuances of what I’m doing,” he said. “I want to let people get to know me with this song and then hit them with something else – like my single ‘Respect My G,’ which is a little more commercial. What sets me apart is when I do my music, I make it a point to make every line matter. ‘Cuddy Buddy’ has no filler lines – I’m not just putting a line in there to fill space. That’s death by a thousand cuts, provocative, fun, and nasty all at the same time.”

“Look, I get that it’s a saturated content market,” he continued. “I’m a big student of music and Hip Hop and I know that the biggest challenge I face is getting my voice heard in a crowded industry. Any artist today has to find a way to make themselves relevant. Over the long-term, you have to have some type of originality. That doesn’t always shine through at first because people are like hamsters on a wheel – they like what’s on the radio and they want that over and over again. But I’m going to try to stay in the lanes of what I’m familiar with. I’m going to make myself vulnerable in different stages of my music. I believe when you do that, people can feel you through the music and at the end of the day your music – my music – can be inspiring and elevate people.”

This year is going to be a big one for Zone00 … and it’s only the beginning.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mFD4NHUqjQ]

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Music

(Video) KING FAME – Goin thru it

Published

on

By

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.

Tap in with King 👑 Fame via
Facebook : Stmb Fame
&
Instagram @Stmb_kingfame

Continue Reading

Music

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

Published

on

By

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.

Continue Reading

Music

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

Published

on

By

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.

Continue Reading

Latest News

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...

audio3 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...

audio3 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...

audio3 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...

audio4 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...

audio6 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...

audio6 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,...

audio8 months ago

(Audio) Darius Martin – “Sparks Don’t Fly” @DoorwaysVA

R&B meets pop sensation Darius Martin releases the new single “Sparks Don’t Fly” featuring Latin singer-songwriter Shantal Vella. The single...

Trending

*

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