Jackson, Mississippi multi talented artist Imastarr releases his music visual for remix, Starr Mix, to Coi Leray's smash hit "No More Parties".
Falmé D wields witty words as a weapon with new EP ‘MottoMan’
LOS ANGELES, CA – You’ve heard the saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” but for West Coast artist Falmé D, his pen is his sword. And he wields that weapon with expert precision on his new EP “MottoMan,” which is currently available across all digital platforms. The project features three standout singles that explore some of the experiences of his past and how those moments helped from him into the man he is today. They also serve as inspirational messages to the masses to help people embrace their natural gifts, talents and abilities to accomplish the dreams they want to chase in their lives.
The EP starts with “Sensei,” a bold song that gives fans a lot of quotable lyrics filled with real talk. Take the hook, for instance, which says, “Falmé D the king … never mind, call me young sensei.” It’s a catchy hook that speaks on his goals and his past and the things he’s been through, and uses that as a spur to be a better man in the future.
The second track is “Fly,” which is more of an up-tempo groove that talks about wanting to take off and fly and be in the sky and have no worries or doubts in life. This leads into the final track, “Mission,” which is also the inspiration for the EP’s cover art, which was drawn by Falmé D’s good friend Levi.
“It’s a song about how far we’ve come and how I always say I’m on a mission,” he said. “That’s what I’m all about. I’m faith-forward and on a mission. This song captures that and wraps up everything I’ve been saying for the past four or five years and shows that what I said I was going to do, I actually accomplished.”
Falmé D has been making music since his early teenage years. His mother was a singer who loved the Oldies, and his father was into hip-hop, which led to a diverse and eclectic range of musical interests for Falmé D. As such, his palette is a little different than one might expect from a hip-hop artist today. His voice and his flows aren’t like anyone else in the business. The beats he chooses and uses aren’t like anyone else. He prides himself on that, and has worked hard over the years to hone his craft and create something that is truly original.
“I hope my music is known for being unique and standing the test of time,” he said. “I go back and listen to the music I’ve dropped over the years, and a lot of it I know will stand the test of time. People are still listening to music I dropped three or four years ago, which makes me feel good. Even with sounds changing so much, my sound is still mine and will always be that way. I’m creating and standing strong among all the other music of the world. And people who need it will get it when they need it. That’s the mission.”
Falmé D said he has more music and videos coming in the next few months. To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:
Masterful Production and Eclectic Genres Shine on Josiah Grey’s Debut LP (Miami)
On his debut album, A Blessing Money Can’t Buy, Josiah Grey celebrates his struggles and how he overcame them to truly value life as a blessing money can’t buy. Grey, a native Ecuadorian, may only be 20 years old, but he’s already come up through the ranks as a DJ, producer, and artist.
“I did a lot of DJ’ing. My stepbrother used to produce so I would watch him and he taught me. I would DJ at house parties. He did bigger venues. He took a different route and did Hispanic music. I decided what I wanted to do and taught myself everything else after that,” says Grey. By middle school, he had a recording set up in his room. Later, he spent all his time after school at “YouTube University,” soaking up everything he could about production and sampling. A search for the right studio led him to House of Dreams, where he’s been perfecting the album for the past two years.
While Grey mainly focuses on rap, his album nods toward R&B and rock music, also featuring lines delivered in Spanish. The songs on this project are just a glimpse at the other music he’s waiting to release, which reveals his greater breadth of influences. He’s an eclectic listener, citing J. Cole and Nas as rap influences on his rap and classic rock artists like Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, and The Doors on his production, alongside The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, and Kanye West.
“Need to Know” showcases Grey’s R&B skills. “It was about a crush I had on this girl. We had a thing and it inspired me. I talk about other situations, but mainly that one. It’s a love song but it has another meaning to it. If you listen to it, it’s about how not to get too obsessed–but just a little bit,” he says. The song’s slow groove and clear vocals highlight its introspective nature.
Grey says, “The point-of-view of the album is me coming out as an artist. I talk about me and the album is about my struggles coming up.” “Josiah’s Journal” makes those struggles visceral. Built on a delicate guitar sample from Pink Floyd’s “Hey You,” the song quickly takes on an aggressive beat and confrontational flow.
The album ends, appropriately, with “Odyssey’s End.” “It’s the end of a journey, wrapping up the end of everything I’ve gone through. It’s about overcoming things and finding resolution. The vibe is about overcoming. Everybody says it’s like a song they’d hear at the end of the movie when the closing credits roll,” the artist says. This track is a rock song with a rap bridge, then becomes a hybrid, all with the help of Truee K. The lyrics celebrates the self-care and self-improvement that have guided Grey, and they’re also a prayer for safe passage forward.
A Blessing Money Can’t Buy is available on all streaming platforms.
Album on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lovco5UHMCW23trsUsonuEq0K9bxWt_oc
Other streaming links: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/josiahgrey/a-blessing-money-cant-buy
Social media: https://www.instagram.com/josiah.grey/
Usher has been announced as the host and as a performer for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show is set to air on May 27 on Fox. Joining Usher on the performance list is The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), Dan + Shay and Doja Cat. In addition, Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion and more will make appearances.
During the show, Chris Martin and Lil Nas X will present Elton John with the 2021 iHeartRadio icon award. The show will air May 27 live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles at 8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox. The show also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
MinaCci pushes through adversity like a rose through concrete and shares journey on new EP ‘Cr3’
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Sometimes love blossoms in the most unexpected of ways. Take, for instance, two best friends. They love to be together and do everything together, and over time their relationship slowly starts to change. They start dressing their best and acting their best whenever they hang out with one another. They are the first person the other thinks of when facing difficult times. And finally, as if with a spark of inspiration, they realize they have fallen in love with one another. And that love, built with the deepest of bonds, is “Invincible.”
That’s the message behind the new single from Canadian artist MinaCci. “Invincible” is a song that ladies will love and guys will dive into as the ultimate romantic hip-hop ballad. With a strong blend of hip-hop beats and R&B melodies, the song not only showcases MinaCci’s more soulful side, but also his diverse ability as an artist to fuse multiple sounds into something truly original.
“I’m very into my feelings and emotions, no matter what the relationship is,” he said. “I learned how to soak all that up and put it into a song. It’s like a journal entry. I’m writing something out from my heart into my music. You hear pain and soul and struggle in my music. It’s raw and uncut. Every song you know it will mean something. I’m not just putting something together to make something fun to listen to. I have gone through things and I’m connecting with others who go through similar things.”
“Invincible” is the first single off the forthcoming EP “Cr3,” which stands for Concrete Rose. MinaCci has already released two previous installments of the “Cr” series, and each one further explores the journey of a man who started from nothing and made something profound out of his art – just like a rose growing through the cracks of concrete.
MinaCci said he first started a journey into music when he was a young teen who fell in love with poetry. During a difficult time in his family’s life he moved in with his cousin, who introduced him to beat-making and freestyling. When his aunt purchased him a Dollar Store microphone, he started rapping and recording some of the poems he’d written, and the rest is history.
“I had so many burdens in my life, and music literally became my escape and kept me mentally sane,” he said. “I fell in love with the art of music – writing and putting those emotions out into the world. Today, I want to make music to touch people. When they go through something they can hear me and relate and know they aren’t the only ones going through that. If you can relate to an artist, it feels like you’re not going through something alone. So whether you’re in need of a spark or some guidance, you can turn to my music when you’re in need of something. Ultimately, I just want to change lives. If it’s possible to change even just one life, that’s what I really want to do.”
To listen to MinaCci’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:
Spotify/Apple Music Etc – “MinaCci”