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Ike Jackson feat. AK and NessaBlack – The Wholeseller’s Daughter

By 44faced on Mar 30, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

Akinyele “AK” Hatchell (engineer, producer, rapper) from Brooklyn, New York, and Ike Jackson are at it again with new soundtrack music. AK fresh off of helming 3 music soundtracks with Ike Jackson has his own single out from his own independent movie soundtrack Sour Dough. “The Wholeseller’s Daughter” featuring upcoming rapper NessaBlack (AK is one of the main producers on her upcoming major label album), NessaBlack stands out on AK’s single by shooting him. I guess with a gun pointed at you all you can do is make a hit.

AK is from Brooklyn, NY.

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Glockstarbanz – Lit Flurp

By 44faced on Mar 14, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

“Lit Flurp” is a viral Tik Tok, Netflix, hip hop club banger by Glockstarbanz, a versatile hip hop artist from Royersford PA, who makes hip hop , pop, and punk music.

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KF Greatness – Mark of the Beast

By 44faced on Mar 05, 2020 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

KF Greatness, 21-year-old rapper from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, continually fuels his music with a relentless drive and hunger of the come up, and it’s no different with Mark of the Beast

Following the artist for the last few years, I have seen no backing down on his output. He has the formula for success, i.e., determination + discipline + hard work, as well as raw talent and a very natural sound, as if he’s been rapping for dozens of years, and it’s just a matter of time before the opportunity arises and KF Greatness experiences an exponential boom of success.

“Superstar” places his vision of greatness at the front, illustrated clearly in the song’s hook:

“24/7, I’m working hard,
I want to be the next superstar,
niggaz hate me because I’m going far,
these niggaz still trying to up the par”

It acts like a self-affirmation, something every upcoming artist could use, but probably especially much more pertinent when you need to find that self-drive in an environment like Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The second track, “Can’t Sleep,” discusses the struggle of trying to make it in the game. KF Greatness shines his stream-of-consciousness blended storytelling style in the verse conjuring numerous images of his life along the overtone of a yearning to break through to a level where music fills his entire life, including getting paid for it professionally.

“Stupid,” featuring Shotta Gee, is the third track on the release, adding a different perspective to KF Greatness’ striving to the top, where through a discourse about the mistakes and experiences with women, he lays down, in his honest and down-to-earth way, how music remains as a consistent source of inspiration and progress, and no girl can stand in the way of that. It might not be the main message of the song, but just a few words throws this gem out from within the stream: “I’m not that dude who’s paying tuition, I’m stacking the bread, I’m focused instead, and chasing the blues, avoiding the reds.”

“Bigger Picture” opens up the vision KF Greatness sees of living his dream, where basically music and money match to provide for himself and those dear to him. Another affirmation-style track showing how KF Greatness is keeping his dream alive in his music, and it’s waiting to spark aflame in this way.

“Never Lost,” a hip hop ballad with a catchy rap hook:

“I never lost, I only learn to do better,
I got to capitalize on every single letter,
A different breed, but they label me the same,
The same game, but with me, I’m thinking change”

Once again, KF Greatness makes hunger for success his direct theme—”I gotta make it, I gotta succeed there’s no other options”—showing how he’s giving it his all to rise up the rap ladder to success, and with his history of output to date, it’s clear that we’re discussing a real hunger with real direction. “Different Route” explains the different way of life that targeting rap as a career and lifestyle brings about, and how no matter what the surroundings say about that road, KF Greatness maintains his decision, direction and goal to make it up that route.

“Menace” is a unique lyrical banger, with various layers of repetitive rhythmic motifs running across the vocals and throughout the synth, bass and drum parts of the beat. Shotta Gee, the track’s featured artist, continues the motif that KF Greatness establish from the hook through the verse. “Effort” is an image of the future with a dream partner KF Greatness pictures to himself, fitting into the vision of the future that KF Greatness has been establishing throughout his other output.

“Day Ones Remix,” which features MC Money and Deezy Dee, is my favorite track on the release. A mix of chill and epic, with deep reverberated piano layers filling out a sonic tapestry where each rapper adds a different flavor to the track, precisely in the point in the release where some different taste works perfectly. It also arguably has the catchiest hook on the release, “All of my niggaz, those are my day ones, all of my friends, those are the fake ones.”

“Ambition” closes the release with decisive statement from KF Greatness to the rap world about what he plans to do with it: to take the game. There is a purposeful tenaciousness that rides throughout the song, a strong ending to a release that rounds out KF Greatness toward music, his life and making it to the top of the rap game. The more KF Greatness’ years and releases pile on, and seeing an ever-growing hunger build more intensely within, it’s just a matter of time now before some click happens and KF Greatness’ name takes off throughout the rap world.

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D-Talkz – Paint Brush

By 44faced on Feb 22, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

D-Talkz “Paint Brush” is a song about belief in self and manifestation. Positive energy creating a positive future.

About D-Talkz: D-Talkz is a rap artist with a focus on creating a unique sound. His instrumentals often feature punchy beat, blending in with psychedelic textures and unique atmospheres, adding more depth to the mix. In addition to that, D-Talkz is all about using rap as a way to express himself, and let a stream of consciousness out to the audience. In fact, his music often features deeply insightful themes, sharing feelings of truth, compassion, and light with the listeners. His upcoming studio album, “The Dash,” is a great example of D-Talkz’ in-depth connection with his own material. The title of the release itself is very emblematic, dealing with that small dah, which separates our birthdate from our death date. It is a stark reminder that life is short, and that we should make the most of it every day.

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Piper Landon – Seasonal

By 44faced on Feb 01, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

In the words of Piper Landon, “I wrote this song on my couch in September. I had just had surgery on both of my feet, and I hadn’t left my house in almost a month. I was crying while writing it and really just feeling hopeless.
The line “is it seasonal or is it who I am?” Is really where I was at.

“I knew I didn’t always feel this hopeless or helpless, but I couldn’t see the light on the other side.

“I hope if you’re where I was at, this song can be an encouragement to you.. even in just knowing you’re not alone.”

About Piper Landon: Growing up in a small Kansas town as the daughter of an inspirational top-ten recording artist, Piper was always drawn to music. At 15 she signed her first record deal and went on to star as ‘cKenzi’ on the sitcom iShine Knect.

She has since been featured on numerous TV shows, movies, podcasts and blogs as well as performing extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Africa.

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Ato-Mik – Faithfully

By 44faced on Jan 25, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

Ato-Mik’s ‘Faithfully’ is about the obstacles moving through life, being able to stay true to oneself. 2 different perspectives from brothers Atom and Mikey Mic with a shared message. Trusting in ones soul and purpose here, wanting to become the best version of ones self. While ignoring the negative opinions of people trying to pull you down, you are able to rise up above it and accomplish the goals you set your mind too. Lyrics: Ato-Mik. Produced by Ato-Mik x Malikai Motion. Record, Mix, Master Malikai Motion @ Paranoyd Sound Studio, BC, Canada.

About Ato-Mik: Two brothers joined forces to become ATO-MIK. Atom (1994) and Mikey Mic (1996). Bringing their realness from North Vancouver, Canada. With a message of creating purpose while always staying true to oneself. Their music is diverse at nature, eclectic hip-hop derived from many different spectrums. Ranging from the smooth sounds of the West-Coast to the NYC roots.

Stream Ato-Mik – “Faithfully” on all major streaming platforms: smarturl.it/Ato-Mik.Faithfully

Gaviana Releases Two Songs: “Free” and “Counter Clockwise”

By 44faced on Jan 25, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

After the singles “What’s Coming For Ya” and “Dedicate This To You,” the R&B artist of A-Train Recordings Productions announces the release of two new singles, expected for the end of January or beginning of February.

The first song to be released will be “Free,” a cover of Deniece Williams, that is already receiving several passages on terrestrial radio and web. It will be followed by the further single “Counter Clockwise,” to be released later on streaming on SoundCloud.

Gaviana is a motivated and passionate artist, with charisma in spades that also stands out for a diversified approach and a truly eclectic taste. In her performances she focuses on an intense and warm interpretation of music, connecting with listeners through extraordinary vocal performances where she exhibits sincere lyricism and great vibrations, echoing the work of artists such as Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and D’Angelo, just to name a few.

Gaviana has performed in all neighborhoods of New York. From open mics, lounges, to festivals. From the Salzy Lounge to Blackthorn 51, she also has performances outside the city, having had the opportunity to perform in Chicago.

With the single “Free” she is currently climbing the Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Urban/Hip Hop and Top 60 Crossover charts. Gaviana has done it all and she’s ready to do a lot more.

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K-Brew – ‘Crazy Space’ Freestyle

By 44faced on Jan 11, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

In the words of K-Brew: “Is my music trash? Is it fire? I’d love to know! I love free rapping and I sometimes record songs. Looking for honest opinions and constructive criticism.”

K-Brew reps St. Chuck, the 636 (St. Charles, Missouri), which is close to St. Louis.

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Jac Ross – It’s Ok To Be Black

By 44faced on Jan 11, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

“It’s Ok To Be Black”. In a time where so much change is needed, the Florida native pens an open letter and inspirational anthem to celebrate perseverance and struggle. Driven by the stories of those that are disenfranchised, low on hope and high on disappointment — Ross, lends his voice to provide a reason to smile. Jac Ross delivers a warm, melodic upbuilding song that calls out prejudice, even speaking of some of his own struggles.

Getting his start early, Jac Ross has built a buzz around his electric live show and his ability to connect to listeners through his songs. It’s Jac’s “soul quenching” music that’s exploratory and socially progressive that’s garnered him some early attention. The brilliant fusion of soul, funk alongside gritty synthesizing R&B melodies have earned him his debut TV performance. Airing MLK day, January 20TH , 2020 on TV One — Jac Ross has been handpicked by Ms. Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, to open the Urban One Honors television special. A celebration of black music honoring iconic talents such as, Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, Chance the Rapper, Brandy, Anita Baker and others, Jac Ross is truly proving one to watch for 2020!

In a time when change is needed more than ever, the enigma Jac Ross emerges carrying enough pain to incite cultural change and the love to remind us we’re all the same. For Darkchild Records/Island Records signee Jac Ross, his soul-stirring vocals are deeper than the ears that hear them. The sounds of his voice tell the stories of struggle and success, but most importantly impress a glimmer of hope in the hearts of those who witness his silky and powerful harmonies.

Jac Ross, R&B’s newest voice, sets the tone for 2020 releasing a powerful, soul-stirring single, “It’s Ok To Be Black”

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  • Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5UCeo0c4vQIrKe3JZaxVlY
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UkgoTNkMg
  • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jac-ross/itsoktobeblack

Low – People Change

By 44faced on Jan 11, 2020 in Music - 0 Comments

In the words of Low (a.k.a. LowerEastBeast): “I base my music from everyday Living of Life, My Influences are people such as G-Rap, Nas, Jayz, Kanye, Biggie, But my sound would be classified as BoomBap Hip Hop or Lofi Hip Hop such as artist like, MasterAce, JoeyBadass, Sadatx, Smith&Wesson, and etc.”

Low (a.k.a. LowerEastBeast) is a hip hop artist from the Lower East Side. 3rd st and Ave D to be exact. who’s known for his aggressive witty lyrics and Rhyme Flow. The rapper exudes confidence as he delivers heavy hitting punchlines that explore serious issues in his community as well as his own life. His name “Low” embodies a street mentality and New York State of mind that he believed keeping a low profile is the best way to survive when you doing dirt. Recognized by his inner circle for clever lyrics that don’t just speak the truth but almost screams it, low was encouraged by those closest to share New York’s best kept secret with a larger audience. As a composer, writer, and artist, he has always expressed himself in music. Low has always been creative and ambitious with a secretive nature that served him well in his neighborhood. He is now ready to break his silence and share his sound with the world and make some noise in 2020, Low is seeking more than survival in pursuit of his dreams. keep an eye out for this artist as he embodies New York he is New York.

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