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Toronto Label Up Top Movement Inc. Releases The Anticipated Compilation Album “Northside Jane 2” @Uptop_Movementz

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In 2018, Toronto based start up Indie label Up Top Movement got together all the youth and upcoming artists from the Northside Jane area of the city and put together an underground classic. The “Northside Jane” album would go on to generate over 20 million streams across platforms and introduce the world to artists like Houdini, Burna Bandz, Pressa, Why G, Supawassi and J Neat.

Following up the massively successful first project, Up Top Movement presents “Northside Jane 2”. Featuring brand new, exclusive records with Burna Bandz, Houdini, Supawassi, Why G, J Neat and more, this album is sure to shake up the city and have fans talking. The first singles “Chase” by J Neat, Why G and Supawassi and “Sick Of Cells” by Burna Bandz & Houdini are currently featured on some of your favorite playlists on; Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube Music and more.

The 16 track project is a testament to the deep bonds the Jane and Finch community builds. The neighborhood is home to some of the cities most successful indie acts and the talent is evident in the music. The community has also experienced a lot of violence and losses over the years and unfortunately several young careers have been cut short. In May 2020, Toronto hip hop artist Houdini was gunned down in Down Town Toronto, which made international headlines, as he was one of the cities most promising and popular artists who had a very bright future in the industry. In June, during a memorial for Houdini, the wake was attacked by a drive by shooting in which several people attending returned fire. Among those arrested for returning gunfire in defense of those attending at the memorial was Up Top Movement Inc. affiliated artists Burna Bandz and GD. Burna Bandz latest album “Bandz Can’t Fold” has been streamed over 1 Million times on Spotify alone since it’s release in the May and he also continues to be one of the cities most promising indie voices. The label will keep fans updated on any developments as we pray for the best outcomes for everyone involved.

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

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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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