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B Miner - "It Was a Thursday"

B Miner's name originated from a creative blend of using the key he first recorded in, ‘b minor' and his nickname‘B Money'. B Miner hails from the small island of Barbados in the parish of St. PHILIP. “B Miner is one of the hardest working rappers in Barbados. One to watch.” Paul Husbands, select a charts CEO.

A holiday single entitled ‘Naughty or Nice' was released on November 30th 2017 which garnered him some attention locally and abroad.

The anticipated release of his next project, an EP, entitled ‘It Was A Thursday' set in a club banger, trap vibe with catchy hooks, melodic flows, an undeniable street edge and sometimes simple but deep lyrics among the more creative literary devices.  The single off the project, entitled ‘WORK' was released on the 15th of March 2018 and the project which was scheduled for release in September of 2017 will now be available from the 28th of February 2019. The single gained a lot of radio play initially but eventually died down through to lack of promotion as ‘B Miner’ was hit with severe financial and personal issues which kept him from producing anything being barely able to survive. Now he's back, with a vengeance!

‘B Miner’ started like most, singing in the church but by the time he was in class 3 at St. Stephen’s primary he was the head of the boys choir and the deputy head of the school choir. As his voice started to crack so his body changed, he decided to quit the choir but continued to sing at church. When moving on to secondary school  ‘B Miner’ was growing into a teen and he started getting into fights while being caught up in the wrong company. Trouble, cops, gangs and suspensions later, B Miner's probation officer encouraged him to find another activity to do besides cricket to keep him out of trouble. B Miner, then took up dancing and formed his own crew that had entered a local competition. There was ‘hate' coming from one of his female classmates and B Miner decided to retaliate with a song. And that was when it all started, he started writing his own songs and remixing popular rap hits at the age of 14 for his friends and started writing and releasing dance hall and hip hop at 15 as he realized  he had a knack for creating music that people responded to though there was a lot of development to ensure.

With the major development of his writing skills but the continued run ins at school and the streets, B Miner was pushed to join the Junior Monarch Calypso Competition by his probation officer again, where he made the semifinals for two years co-writing both of his songs. The second of those two years he made the local paper for a captivating performance at one of the tents leading up to the semifinals which also featured some information on his personal life. B Miner then decided to leave the calypso arena as he wasn't getting any joy from it and proceeded to release a series of dance hall tracks with Look Out reaching the radio.

Performances came and performances went but development was always there so he decided to take a break and hone his skills as a songwriter, performer and above all a rapper that has the basic skills and sound to mesh with seasoned artists and to attract potential listeners and fans. Basically, B Miner wanted to be at the head of the chasing pack when he ‘arrived' on the scene. In 2016 he released his first single since 2013 featuring  ‘Skytrip-taylor' entitled ‘Running Insane' which did well initially on SoundCloud. He made the local paper again for the release of his debut mixtapes entitled ‘Fustrated' and also made the local television station ‘cbc' on the show‘Route 10’ after the release of the mixtapes. In 2016 he was nominated for Best Music Video at the Barbados Media And Video Awards for the music video for ‘Hottest In The City‘.

B Miner is not only a very talented artist, he is also very ambitious and has a list of high career goals such as wanting to be an internationally acclaimed artist that sets the benchmark for versatility.  Infatuated with the Grammys since a kid, evident from a line off of the upcoming EP on the song ‘Family' where he said ‘Used to watch the stars on TV, man I used to wanna win a Grammy…’ and on the remix of one of his favorite rappers, Meek Mill, song ‘1942 flows' released in October of 2017, B Miner said, ‘Ever since I was a kid I always wanted this s**t', it is no surprise that B Miner wants to win a Grammy by 30 and 10 by the end of his career. Always adamant about becoming one of the most entertaining hip hop artists ever because of a lot of weak performances from stars of his genre, there is no question of possibility with his all action demeanor. Not only a rapper B Miner has his eyes focused on being inducted into the songwriters' hall of fame. Despite being very confident, he is also very forward thinking and honest about other artists work and wants to help talented and hardworking people of his home country get into the hip hop industry by being the pathway. He wants to one day own his own record label once he reaches the A list of hip hop in his solo career. Not only a musician but multi-talented,  he also wants to take his career into acting fashion, business and advancement of his island and at the end help restore the faith in hip hop artistry seen before.

The pending EP is part of a much bigger plan than just releasing good music as it will contain the material needed to rock parties and shows. With the six songs on the EP along with the releases in 2017, B Miner will have adequate material for all types of bookings around the globe. It Was A Thursday was designed to go head to head with the bigger and more accomplished acts, which can be risky but with the talent, desire and work ethic, B Miner is sure to turn heads. This will then allow him to get his foot in the game where he can then bring his talent to the entire world to begin his journey of reaching the goals he has set for himself.

You can keep up to date with everything happening with B Miner via his social media pages.

Instagram- @itsbminer

Facebook- @BMiner

Twitter- @itsbminer

YouTube- B Miner Official

Deejay Bon of Hott 95.3FM had this to say about B Miner. “He is a shining star just waiting to be discovered. I also admire him for his work ethic and determination to succeed in the industry.”

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Akash - "I Wanted To Tell You"

“I Wanted to Tell You” is Akash‘s 9th musical project, and first studio album of 2019. Join him on this intimate journey as he dives deep into his personal affairs and passionate relationship experiences. Akash divulges his innermost secrets by combining lyrical talent and melodic tones, with multi genre production from industry leading engineer, producer, and vocalist Anthony Scott DePerto and the tech savvy Anthony “Davincii” Phillips.

“I Wanted to Tell you” is sprinkled with guest features and beats from some of hip hop’s newest and upcoming talents. 
LeA Robinson, granddaughter of Sylvia Robinson, founder of the iconic Sugarhill Records, with her new album “Broken Girl”, lends her unique style to the hit single “NVI”. 

Multi-talented singer and songwriter Zaire White, who appeared on Fox’s “X Factor” and NBCs “The Voice”, adds his savory sounds on Blue Oceans. 
Atlanta based mega procurer Rhondo, makes his presence felt with his trap-style beats and even adds a refreshing verse on Lost Touch.
The album would not be complete without Akash’s mentor, older brother, and New Delhi hip hop pioneer RiSK, who adds his classic, progressive flow, formed in hip-hop’s golden era. The two combine forces and lyrical expertise on two of the album's premiere singles, Where you Wanna Go and Deep. 
 
“I Wanted to Tell You” not only gives us unadulterated access to Akash, but also allows him to flex his musical muscle and portray his sharpened skills on this exceptional project.
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Akash - "TIP TOE"

Fresh off his “First Class Tour” in India, New Jersey native Akash released a surprise track “Tip Toe” in the wake of fan’s anticipation of his upcoming album “I Wanted to Tell You” set to release, March 29th. With multiple released studio albums and over 1.6 million streams on a remix of Taki Taki, Akash is a veteran of music. The track immediately captures listeners with it’s methodic beat leading into the vocals of Akash. Akash is no stranger to representing his emotion in music and this song is no different as it depicts the inner desires of Akash as a travelling artist. The rhythmic beat was crafted by Anthony “DaVincii” Phillips and the song was engineered by Anthony Scott DePerto. The initial release of “Tip Toe” is available exclusively on YouTube, but the album can be streamed on all platforms on March 29th.

Visit: http://akashmusic.com

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LouGotCash - "Thing For You"

Queens, New York rapper LouGotCash makes playful, Auto-Tune-splashed songs generally centered around money and sex. He emerged in 2016 with two mixtapes ("Lounited $tates of America" and "That's a Great Name") and signed to DJ Self's Gwinin Entertainment. After receiving attention for singles like "Pipe Down" and "Go Louie," he signed to Universal Republic in 2017 and released his single "Make 10." In 2018 he released the mixtape Louniversal, which featured Trippie ReddJay Critch, and Dreamdoll.  
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YLD - “YLD is Wild”

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R&B Project YLD Marks New Chapter For Pioneering Us3 Producer Geoff Wilkinson

“YLD is wild” is the debut album from London-based songwriter/producer, YLD (pronounced ‘wild’), aka Geoff Wilkinson from seminal jazz/hip-hop outfit Us3. The album marks something of a departure from the sound of Us3, who had a top ten worldwide hit with “Cantaloop” and a platinum selling album with “Hand On The Torch”. “YLD is wild” features track after track of pure, unadulterated R&B slickness.

Working alongside 5 talented and soulful female vocalists from both sides of the Atlantic (Kelly AgbowuLiisi LaFontaine, Liz Jai, Robin May and Courtney Bennett), along with a guest appearance from NY rapper Akil Dasan, YLD rides the wave of current R&B talent, with each of the vocalists bring something different to the table:

 

“There’s a lot of adventure in R&B at the moment, more so than Hip Hop. I also noticed an abundance of great underground vocalists in London, and wanted to showcase the best I could find” says Geoff. “All of the singers have their own individual styles and it was a real treat working with them in my studio. Kelly & Robin have experience of theatrical productions in London’s West End, and are both blessed with big powerful voices. That led me to finding Liisi who played Deena Jones in the London stage version of “Dreamgirls”. Liisi definitely brought a chilled out LA vibe, whereas Courtney sounds 100% London to me, which I love. I have known Liz for a few years and have always wanted to collaborate with her, she has a very cool 80s influence in her style.”

 

Injections of musical innovation can be found in every track on the album, something that is perhaps to be expected from a producer considered by many to be a pioneer of an entire genre. The lead single, for example, is a 21st century update of the classic Curtis Mayfield song “Give Me Your Love” (featured in the 1972 blaxploitation film “Superfly”) and fuses together the soul of the original with afrobeat-inspired drums and a sprinkle of jazz in the brass accompaniment. The resulting vibe is both contemporary and classic at the same time.

 

R&B has been having something of a renaissance in the last few years and we are seeing more young artists following in the footsteps of Jorja Smith, H.E.R and SZA, releasing silky smooth, sultry music. Not only is YLD’s album timely but the incorporation of non-traditional elements (jazz, afrobeat, rap), alongside flawless production and some of the best unknown vocalists you’ll hear all year, make “YLD is wild” stand out from the pack.

 

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https://www.yldiswild.com

https://www.facebook.com/YLDisWild/

https://twitter.com/yldiswild

https://www.instagram.com/yldiswild/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNg37gU0gjIm0q_tUWlDHow

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Urban Fu$e - "Can't Steal My Deal"

The five members of Urban Fu$e hail from all over the world and are truly a reflection of diverse cultures and different approaches to music fused into one single sound. A strong dance beat is the hallmark of UF no matter the genre: hiphop/rap, dance hall, K-pop, Latin. UF does it all!  


Why do they call themselves Urban Fu$e? They chose the name because of the multicultural fusion of their music, but also because they consider themselves to be fuses: they will spark the musical revolution that is to come. The members of Urban Fu$e come from Abuja, Nigeria; Nassau, Bahamas; Nashville, Tennessee;  
San Francisco, California; and London, England.

Follow:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Fue-371416916932115/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/urbanfusemusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/urbanfusemusic

Visit: https://urban-fuse.com/

Listen:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/urbanfusemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3u7n1iVS2ZJLNsTaHhFZmw

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ke/album/cant-steal-my-deal-single/1438356364

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ib3pc2jbMI9uF32U4RuGQ?si=8cz02oAUS...

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Jay Cash - "48 Hours"

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Day 6 Entertainment and Ingrooves Distribution releases the highly anticipated debut single “48 Hours” from Mobile, Alabama native Jay Cash. Performance stops will be held at the MBE Music Conference in September and the annual A3C festival in October in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA- Day 6 Entertainment the powerhouse entertainment company based in Mobile, Alabama has announced the release of “48 Hours.” The debut single from rap sensation recording artist Jay Cash the single will impact Urban Radio on August 17, 2018.

Day 6 Entertainment, which is distributed by major distributor Ingrooves is pulling out all the stops in promoting the first single according to marketing director, Walter Jones.

“We have gotten great response and interests from radios.” Jay Cash will be performing at the Music Business Empowerment Conference in front of key radio programmers, taste-makers & media in Atlanta on September 7-9. He will also be performing at the Annual A3C Festival as well in the months of September & October. We are looking at putting together a promotional meet & greet tour of HBCU’s in the Southern Market.

The Mobile, Alabama based artist is ready to take this project to the next level and will be adding a music video for 48 Hours. Jay Cash states, “I am beyond excited to finally have my music in the streets. I want to thank Day 6 Entertainment & our partners at Ingrooves that will put the project not only in the south and north but global market. All of this is truly a blessing.”

For more information and to be serviced with music and/or book Jay Cash for shows or features, appearances and/or endorsements; contact Walter Jones @ 770-883-4166.

Facebook: Jay Cash
IG: doperunners_cash
Twitter: @thetrujaycash
Youtube: doperunnersnetwork

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The Lifted Gift - "Answers"

Have we forgotten how to be human beings? Were some of us never taught the most important life lessons?  Regardless of the color of your skin or mine, regardless of what race or religion you are, we must return to the values of equality & come together as one. The strength is in the power of the people. It is our humanity which motivates us to serve the less fortunate on this planet, to make changes together, learning, educating, teaching and sharing "the culture" with one another. There's a saying that "They took the shackles off our wrists & put them on our minds". This bears true as without consciousness, empathy & humanity, our world will continue to crumble. "Answers" by newcomer "The Lifted Gift" is a conscious memento targeting the very social issues that plague our society. The rising dabler delivers his soulful passionate message over a trappy melodic fabric that's easy to listen to. As an artist "The Lifted Gift" looks to continue his growth & share his message to the people & hopefully touch young lives who need the guidance.  Stream "Answers" on sound cloud now.

Twitter: @TheLiftedGift

Twitter: @Sound_Alive_Rec

www.soundaliverecords.com

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Denver Rap Artist Vonny Loc is Here To Stay!!!

Denver rap star Vonny Loc is fresh of signing a major record deal and signing his label shopping agreement. The rapper will soon discharge from probation and his future couldn't look brighter. Vonny Loc has been featured on Kollege Kid twice and Boskoe 100's IG three times already. Just Google his name and you will see the rapper is already building a global buzz. Look out for Vonny Loc as he's coming to take over the rap game!

Listen:

https://open.spotify.com/album/48biUjcSeMwZ2hjKDCCq2C?si=TTjSTbi1QD...

Follow:

https://www.instagram.com/bellin_azz_vonny/

https://www.facebook.com/vonny.loc.1

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Terrence Ross - "All Night" Prod By. (Highlifeflo)

Terrence Ross was born in Oakland, California, with one lung that stopped him from playing football. Being told that he couldn't play that sport definitely left a scar that he wasn't sure would heal. He later realized that he had a passion for the entertainment industry: winning several Dancing competitions , Started singing & eventually took music classes. He just released a single called "All Night", Go give it a listen!. 

Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/user-744835618

Itunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1071613025?ls=1&app=itunes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialTross

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrenceross/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/52RmSvaw5RUQncgrdSAQJA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terrence.ross.969

Booking Email: Terrencemross@gmail.com

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