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(Video) D4vid Lee feat. Eihdz – “Hollywood”

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Montreal-based alternative singer-rapper-songwriter D4vid Lee releases his debut single/video “Hollywood” from his forthcoming fall 2020 EP on Joy Ride Records/Universal (Loud, Shash’U). Lee is finally ready to make the jump to the big leagues and showcase the result of many years honing his craft. Known in Quebec for his collaborations with rapper Rymz, and for touring with Juno Award-winning rapper Loud for over two years, Lee’s new musical “renaissance” is more personal and refined.

The emotive new single “Hollywood” showcases the emerging music star at his finest; with his melodic and organically raspy vocals that highlight his hybridized singing and rapping abilities. Then add in his penetrating lyrics over haunting guitar riffs coupled with the heartfelt hooks and melodies of guest vocalist Eihdz that take this one over the top. The song’s boom-bap style and organic textures transports the listener inside Lee’s dreams, where he aspires to become a successful artist who can devote himself to his music craft and career full-time. “Hollywood, a place where dreams come true, they say. The rise to the top looks easy if you look at how it’s sometimes portrayed in the media, but the reality of the situation is that the long hours can be hard and difficult,” admits the vocalist who spent time in the Montreal Anglo underground rap scene recording a few EP’s under his old alias (David Lee) with his Backpacker Music band/project. “No one realizes the time you have to put in to achieve greatness. I wrote this song thinking I would never look back, just forward. It’s important to find what you love, and go for it, especially in these hard times. Don’t be afraid to set small goals.” He adds: “Eihdz and I have been building our career simultaneously for the past few years and I feel most artists share this same Hollywood dream. Well guess what? The time is now!”

Consumed by their desire to succeed, travel, and make a comfortable living off of their art, both Lee and Eihdz share the mic and invite the listener to follow them in their quest to live out the Hollywood dream.

The video directed by Alexandre Richard shows the duo in a North American house during a typically cold Canadian winter, exchanging their youthful dreams, while transporting themselves to a brighter world filled with promise, where the sun always shines – Hollywood.

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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 đź‘‘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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