“Money” by Darshae Kiér

Rising Miami pop star Darshae Kiér has released the song “Money,” which appears off his new EP titled “Gone.” This song is a perfect listen for anyone looking for something fresh and new in the pop genre, as Darshae Kiér has an innovative sound that will allow him to have staying power in the music industry.

“Money” opens with a combination of synths and guitars played at mid-tempo, setting the stage for the rest of the song. The lyrics open with “Got these exotics trying to vibe with me,” something that is vague enough to spark the curiosity of listeners and get them to pay close attention to the rest of the song. Throughout the entire song, listeners will sense the passion in Darshae Kiér’s voice, and the production makes it easy to hear every word he is singing while also not taking away from the intricacies of the instrumental.

The most memorable part of the song is arguably the chorus: “They got me spending money/Ooh/It’s getting kind of out of control/Burning through these hundreds/Ooh/Feels just like I’m losing control.” The chorus is a catchy melody with simple lyrics that will stick with listeners even after the song is finished. It is safe to say Darshae Kiér has a knack for performing pop songs with both substance and a strong melody.

To listen to “Money,” visit Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/track/3fP7MHzNACZ6Fk43iGZPM6). You can also follow Darshae Kiér on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/darshaekier/) and find all other ways to streams his music here: https://darshaekier.lnk.to/Gone.

“Before Tomorrow Comes” by Ayrton Jimenez

British singer-songwriter Ayrton Jimenez has released the single “Before Tomorrow Comes.” The song will be enjoyed by anyone looking to listen to thought-provoking and complex lyrics sung over an array of flamenco guitars.

“Before Tomorrow Comes” both opens and closes with a mellow and relaxing prolonged acoustic flamenco guitar solo. In the beginning of the song, the guitar solo sets the tone for the rest of the song. Lyrically, the song opens with “Moonlight kisses the pavement/The wind speaks through the breeze.” In these lyrics, Ayrton Jimenez has found a way to personify the likes of moonlight and the wind. It also paints a picture in the minds of the listeners, who can now envision being surrounded by nature simply by listening to the song. Most notable about the verses is the fact that Ayrton Jimenez proves to be bilingual; he sings the first verse in English and the second verse in Spanish.

The chorus is arguably one of the song’s highlights, including the lyric “Let’s savor the hours away from the crowd.” This lyric in particular gives the feeling of being content in temporary isolation from a busy setting and being surrounded by only a love interest. When combined with the guitars in the background, listeners will be able to simply sit back and relax while enjoying this song.

To listen to “Before Tomorrow Comes,” visit Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/7tXblEnvPTeXZig6kgOQE3?si=HRIevIdKTieJUFxk5Hbykw) or YouTube (https://youtu.be/-iN1wFSzOuE).

EP Review: “Dead Summer” by Levi Zadoff and DEAD HENDRIX

On June 3, 2022, Levi Zadoff and DEAD HENDRIX released their EP “Dead Summer.” It includes four songs: “DON’T THINK IT COULD GET MUCH BETTER,” “ALONE,” “CANT BE GOD,” and “LOVE GAME,” as well as the bonus track “TEENAGE DIRTBAG.” This EP is a crossover between punk and rap that will best be enjoyed by those looking for music that crosses the lines between these two genres. Listeners will also likely enjoy the uniqueness of every track while also recognizing each song comes together to make a cohesive EP worthy of repeat listening.

The first track off “Dead Summer,” “DON’T THINK IT COULD GET MUCH BETTER,” explores a complicated relationship. Lyrics such as “I wanna talk but I ain’t got no time” and “Thought you were in this forever” demonstrate a relationship that may have seen better days. With this track, Levi Zadoff and DEAD HENDRIX introduce listeners to the guitars and drums that they will become accustomed to hearing throughout the EP. The second track, ”ALONE,” is more synth-heavy while also keeping the guitars and drums, and plays as more of a rap song than the punk song that precedes it. On the third track, “CANT BE GOD,” Levi Zadoff and DEAD HENDRIX take an introspective look, with one of the opening lyrics being “I don’t wanna die but if I die right now I’m fine.” This is followed by “LOVE GAME,” which features soaring electric guitars and the notable lyric “Trapped in my mind like a snow day.” Finally, the bonus track “TEENAGE DIRTBAG” closes out the EP with a combination of rapped vocals and prominent guitars.

To listen to “Dead Summer,” visit Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/7v9FFhJrHoLLDiuNOIXy1H?si=_r10rQbLSWW2simS10BOYw). To stream and purchase the EP, visit Distrokkid (https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/deadhendrixandlevizadoff/dead-summer-ep). You can also follow Levi Zadoff on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/levizadoff), as well as DEAD HENDRIX on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/talk2thedead) and Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/talk2thedeadd). Finally, be sure to check out Levi Zadoff’s website (https://www.levizadoffmusic.com/).

Press Release: Jaraiyia Aleze’, “The Godmother”

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Jaraiyia Aleze’ has quickly become a hot topic for all music fans, especially R&B and hip-hop. Her second project of the year is called “The Godmother,” and its official music video is produced by Ryini Beats. Jaraiyia Alize’ has been approaching the R&B and hip-hop limelight for months, and it now seems she’s bathing in it. Jaraiyia Aleze’ will soon be in the ranks of the fastest-rising up-and-coming artists of the month on streaming and sales. Jaraiyia Aleze’ had a breakout moment with the release of her silent music videos, as well as her silent short film trailers. In August of 2021, she reached the Top 50 Apple Music song charts for the first time ever, thanks to a growing fanbase she calls Pearlz.

Jaraiyia Alize’ is on her way to become the music industry’s next most promising superstar and songstress. Jaraiyia has an intense and relatable story to tell, and what better what for her to express those emotions through singing and making music? With inspirational icons to admire such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Anita Baker, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift, it’s with versatility and personal experiences that have molded Jaraiyia into yet another iconic artist in the making. Now working on musical projects with some notable collaborators such as Ryini Beats, Jaraiyia Alize’ plans to create music that inspires and mesmerizes fans. Says Alize’, “I believe that I can bring diversity to the music industry. I love music from all cultures and walks of life. Music is what connects us as beings, and I want to connect us all. Through my music I plan to uplift, guide, educate, and heal the world. The legacy that I will leave behind is self-love, peace, and harmony amongst all Pearlz. I want to be remembered as the artist that healed the world.”

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Artist Profile: Laniyah Westt

Success is not given, it is earned. Laniyah Westt is earning every bit of success that is coming her way. After taking a few months off, the new breakout artist out of West Orlando is steadily perfecting her craft. Florida is known for bringing a new class of rappers into the mainstream, and Laniyah has set a path of her own. Laniyah is the first breakout artist to headline a live performance at the world famous club KOD Miami. Laniyah Westt’s single “Money Conversation” made it to the top 30 on the iTunes Apple Music chart. With this single, listeners can hear Laniyah delivering ominous bars about her life. Knowing her fans are the main driving force within her success, Laniyah gifted NFTs to the first 25 fans who pre-saved “Money Conversations.” It is clear that Laniyah Westt is only getting started, and 2022 has a lot in store for her in the music industry.

Be sure to check out Laniyah Westt’s music, including “Money Conversations,” on your music streaming service of choice. “Money Conversations” demonstrates her ability to parse together creative lyrics with captivating melodies and catchy beats. Just two songs into her career as a lead artist, Westt’s music has already been streamed over 8,000 times on Spotify. You can also find Laniyah Westt on Twitter (@LaniyahWestt) and Instagram (@laniyahwestt).

Song Review: “Out My Feelings” by Starsky and Master Jugg

Starsky and Master Jugg have released the song “Out My Feelings.” This hip-hop song dabbles in pop to create a sound that will be welcomed by fans of both artists, as well as allow them to get new fans as well. Additionally, Starsky and Master Jugg have released a music video to promote “Out My Feelings.” Between the song itself and the music video, the artists prove “Out My Feelings” to be worthy of repeat listens.

“Out My Feelings” begins with electric guitar before building into the chorus. The lyrics to the song focus primarily about having good times. This is properly summed up in the lyric “Yeah we have it our way.” Many of the lyrics also mention money. For example, a lyric in the chorus mentions “I got all this cash,” and another lyric sees the narrator proclaiming he has “300K,” meaning $300,000. “Out My Feelings” is a feel good song with rapped verses and sung choruses sure to be remembered.

The music video oftentimes shows Starsky and Master Jugg holding money, further emphasizing the theme of money. Viewers will also see the artists talking to girls, rapping and singing into the camera, and seemingly having fun in general. The video fades out to a logo for YAP Films. Their vocals are provided over a catchy drum beat with heavy bass.

Be sure to check out the music video for “Out My Feelings” on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeEQXnBGS_I). To learn more, find the below words from Master Jugg:

Master Jugg:

The Magical Vibe from out my feelings came to me on a diverse vibe. I told myself it was time to switch it up. Starsky walked in and was like “that’s it there!” That’s how I knew we had one of the melodies that Swagg/Ys Trakkz put in the instrumental. It was crazy. I went in and recorded the song in five minutes thanks to Aaron, our personal engineer. Aaron stated that it has a vibe that will make you motivated and I agreed. The message we would give to our fans is, we work hard every day to give them music that allows them to see a point of view in their life. We are always trying to get better, so our fans will always have something to look forward to when we drop new music. The next thing for us is dropping more records and visuals for people to see. We want to drop a couple more singles, then we will follow it up with an EP or album. Check out the music video for Starsky feat. Master Jugg’s song “Out My Feelings,” which is out now on YouTube. Starsky and Master Jugg have charisma and undeniable wordplay that sets the stage for more music projects. These will be bigger than just music, but are interlaced with the realities of black life in America, the streets, and the need for resilience to succeed in anything you do in life. Stay up to date with rising musical superstars Starksy and Master Juff, known as Out My Feelings (OMF); we are ready to tap in with a lot of articles, but no particular one. We are currently working on some new projects, and hope to drop Q1 or Q2 of 2022. Then, we plan to hit the road to touch the fans and give them a chance to hear us live on stage. Be sure to check out Starsky and Master Jugg’s “Out My Feelings” on all digital platforms.

Review: Breakfast by Fana Hues

On December 10, 2021, Fana Hues released the song “Breakfast.” It is a song that is sure to be discovered by many in the new year. Its catchy melody and captivating lyrics make it worth of repeated plays.

Fana Hues gave a performance of “Breakfast” for A COLORS SHOW. The performance video for “Breakfast” is rather simplistic, and allows listeners to focus on the song itself. It sees Fana Hues standing in a white dress in the middle of a room with a microphone hanging from the ceiling. Aesthetically, all viewers see in the background is a light blue color akin to the sky on a sunny day.

As far as the lyrics themselves, Fana Hues repeats the memorable chorus three times: “Lost/lost track of time/But you stay/In my pretty little mind/You stay you stay you stay/Daydreaming lullabies/Bye bye bye bye/But you stay/In my pretty little mind.” The R&B tune allows the lyrics to remain in the listeners’ heads even after the song is complete. It is sung in a mid-tempo manner with a hint of nostalgia.

“Breakfast” was written by Fana Hues and Hope Shorter. It was produced by Shorter alongside The Idiot and BIAKO. Within the first 17 days of being released, “Breakfast” has racked up nearly 300,000 streams and will surely pick up many more as the word spreads.

Anyone interested can learn more about Fana Hues at her website, https://fanahues.com/. Fana Hues can also be found on Twitter and Instagram, @fanahues, where she has over 28,000 followers combined.

EP Review: Pop? By Tierra Whack

On December 9, 2021, Tierra Whack released the EP “Pop?” The EP contains three songs: “Body Of Water,” “Lazy,” and “Dolly.” All three songs make this EP aptly named. It is not quite pop music, but certainly the closest Tierra Whack has come to it. Known for rap and R&B, “Pop?” is a daring experiment that should win her over some new fans.

The first song, “Body of Water,” will sound most familiar to those used to Tierra Whack’s rap/R&B sound. Verses are sung at a notably fast tempo, bordering on rap. The first verse finds multiple references, including one to Drake and one to an ’06 Civic car. In the chorus, Tierra Whack notes “Let’s start a fire.” Interestingly, the phrase “body of water” is never once mentioned.

The second song, “Lazy,” is undeniably pop. In it, Tierra Whack declares independence from a lover, finding many creative ways to call him lazy and giving examples of times he let her down. This is most notable in the lyric “Get your own money/You’ve been spending all mine baby/My sofa’s sinking in because your behind’s lazy.” It is a catchy song that is sure to be relatable for many, making it a song that will resonate with listeners.

The third and final song off “Pop?” is “Dolly.” Lyrically, this song is the opposite of “Lazy.” Tierra Whack is vowing to spend more time with a significant other, singing “I know I’m busy but I gotta make time for you” in the chorus. The stark contrast between “Lazy” and “Dolly” demonstrate Tierra Whack’s versatility as a songwriter.

With “Pop?,” Tierra Whack proves there is more to her artistry than her R&B and rap skills. This is a highly-recommended listen for those who are already fans of Tierra Whack, as well as those who are just discovering her now.

Review: Rap? by Tierra Whack

On December 2, 2021, Tierra Whack released her new EP, titled “Rap?” The EP features three songs: “Stand Up,” “Meagan Good,” and “Millions.” While she released plenty of new individual songs in 2019 and 2020, “Rap?” Is her first collection of songs released since her debut album “Whack World” in 2018. A mix of rap and R&B, the Philadelphia-based artist will likely be pleasing her 2.6 million existing monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as gaining plenty of new fans.

The lead single off the EP is the first track, “Stand Up.” A music video was released on the same day as the EP, featuring Tierra Whack performing in a large and shiny red dress. The music video is extravagant, and one can tell there was much effort put into the creation and execution of it. In “Stand Up,” Tierra Whack expresses her desire for people to be authentic. She delivers lyrics such as “I come from the bottom/Gotta feed the block” to demonstrate her own authenticity, and says “I can’t trust a soul” in relation to inauthentic people.

In “Megan Good,” listeners will find Tierra Whack looking back at a past relationship. She starts the song with the chorus, which itself leads with “I know nothing lasts forever but I thought we would.” In “Millions,” Tierra Whack aims for large sums of money. This is bluntly stated in the refrain: “Y’all want millions/We want billions,” and reemphasized in the verses.

Tierra Whack is a rising talent who can both sing and rap. In “Rap?,” she does both, allowing listeners to take in the entirety of her talent while also crafting genuine and thought-provoking lyrics.

Song Review: “Add It Up” by MB03

On August 11, 2021, independent hip hop artist MB03 released his track “Add It Up.” The song serves as a reflection on his life so far, including thoughts on who is surrounding him and who he wants to be. Additionally, a music video for “Add It Up” was released on August 17, 2021. This gives a visual representation of MB03’s lyrics, and helps listeners to better understand his message.

The music video opens with a visual of MB03 holding loads of money in his hand, and proceeds to show him around many people, presumably friends. He oftentimes raps while on a gravel road with a woman dancing near him over a beat that prominently features a drum machine and piano. The music video generally sets a positive tone and allows viewers to have a desire to be there, having fun with everyone else.

An even deeper meaning to “Add It Up” emerges when one learns about MB03’s background. When he was young, he lost his mother and father to murder, leading to a voice that he has self-described as having “a lot of pain in it.” Because of his past experiences, MB03 comes across as truly genuine when he delivers his lyrics, something that is clearly important in allowing listeners to connect with one’s music. As for his location, he grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and is now proud to call Northwest Indiana his home.

After taking several months off from creating music, “Add It Up” marks MB03’s return to his music career. It is certainly a triumphant return, and one with near-perfect reception that has helped him expand his fanbase rapidly. The music video is available for streaming on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ytMDkb1Go&feature=youtu.be), and you can find all the ways to stream and buy “Add It Up” and all other songs by MB03 by clicking on this link: https://songwhip.com/mb03. His Instagram handle is @m.b.0.3, and his Twitter handle is MB03OFFICIAL. He tours with acts such as . He tours with acts such as Twista, Lil Bibby, and Bone Thugs & Harmony. His website is www.mb03fashionclub.com. Be on the lookout for his upcoming project “Momma Child,” which is being released on Halloween.