Hip-Hop | Atlanta Rapper Bella Blaq Oozes Confidence In New Single “Hands On Me”

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Based in Atlanta, rising rapper Bella Blaq is ready to unleash her statement making sound into the mainstream. Her bangin’ new single “Hands On Me” is the first of a string of tracks due out in the coming months. All of which form part of a collaboration with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer Epikh Pro (Bryson Tiller, Cardi B, Eminem). 

“Hands On Me” was written to make a statement about Bella’s trials and tribulations experienced as a Black woman in the music industry. Whilst the beat itself is ripe for getting bodies moving in clubs, the lyrics feel like a middle finger to the serious issues that plague the business such as racism and sexism. 

While Bella Blaq may be a relative newcomer on the scene, “Hands On Me” cements her place as a serious contender in the rap world. Her cadence intertwines seamlessly with the trap beat behind her – brought to life by a quiet confidence that draws some serious parallels to the swagger of Cardi B or Saweetie. 

Hip-Hop | glvsshouse’s “Ruin My Life” A Rich Single In New ‘Era’ Of Trap-Inspired Melodic Hip-Hop

Posted by on November 21, 2020

glvsshouse evenly and undoubtedly embraces edgy elements, striking a balance between his story, his visual style, and the regular music content he surrounds his listener with. With an inspiring vocal-range and emo-leaning instrument work, “R.M.L.,” all-topped with sprinkled auto-tune aesthetics, renders something new, time-testing, and opportune in all the right ways.

New young artists are popping up by the day and, within in hip-hop, these new additions to the genre couldn’t be at a more accelerated rate globally. Point being, Hip-Hop is the the most popular genre in the world, drawing the most artist to choose to incorporate it into their recipe of regular song/release output and general expression.

Whether hip-hop and pop-genres are heading toward a kind of global singularity or this is a new/era of musicians, the music world continues to change and remain constantly curious. “R.M.L.,” stands out for many reasons, but it can also be highlighted about it’s uniqueness in comparison to the age we are in.

Who knows what the future holds, check out the single in full above.

Pop, RnB | R&B/Pop Sensation Bree New Moon Stuns in Her Dynamic Debut Single “Young & Reckless”

Posted by on November 20, 2020

Celebrating the nostalgic moments of her youth, R&B/Pop artist Bree New Moon has released her highly anticipated single “Young & Reckless”. Paired with high quality visuals, the song embraces a more carefree time in her life as she transitions to the daunting responsibilities of young adulthood. What was originally supposed to involve party scenes and group gatherings was reenvisioned for a more covid-friendly piece. In the official music video, Bree reminisces the wild nights of her youth by extending a unique invitation to viewers to join her on a journey from sundown to sun-up. “I wanted to do something that people could easily connect with since we were going through such an intense period of isolation, so I thought ‘What better way than to invite people into the video itself?” says Bree.

The video begins with a text from Bree encouraging a late night escape from the intense isolation we’ve all been feeling this year. The video, shot through a lens to mimic a human eye view, follows the events that lead Bree to dancing on rooftops, swinging on playgrounds and running up the bleachers. The night grows dark again as we witness a stunning shot of Bree performing on her late father’s college football field, transporting the viewer to what feels like a stadium full of fans…another thing we’re missing in 2020. The video ends with drinks on the beach before greeting the sunrise, circling back to the beginning as we return home before being caught for sneaking out.

A true force to be reckoned with, Bree New Moon’s interests span beyond her musical talents. Invested in environmental causes, the accessibility to a better education, as well as social and economic equality, Bree also plans to use her voice and her platform to continue to raise awareness to the issues she holds close to her heart. “Young & Reckless” is one of many dynamic tracks to come as Bree New Moon firmly cements her status as an artist to watch.

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Hip-Hop | Hip Hop Artist Benny Duhay Unleashes the Official Music Video for “Bubble Rap”

Posted by on November 20, 2020

While we’re all isolated in our individual bubbles this year, artists like Benny are creating more than ever before; in Benny’s case, he’s been hard at work with his lyrical skill, hence “Bubble Rap”. The energetic new track drops quickly after his debut single “Mexico” which generated over 50k Spotify streams. In “Bubble Rap” Benny keeps things ‘poppin’ with lyrical versatility and potent punchlines from beginning to end.

The buoyant dynamics on the track give fans a high energy bounce that means business. Unlike “Mexico” which had a laid back summertime vibe, “Bubble Rap” introduces a new side to Benny that stands up to the most talented lyricists in the game. Shot at home during quarantine, Benny does a perfect job of communicating that extreme sense of boredom we’ve all been feeling during covid. The cool color palette as a backdrop, Benny crosses off days on the calendar in between vodka swigs and a frustration that his electronics don’t seem to work.

The solitude of 2020 might be best demonstrated during a scene where Benny plays beer pong against himself. Stuck in his own personal bubble, Benny still manages to find the inspiration to write and with that, come the lyrical stylings of “Bubble Rap”.

Influenced by artists like Kanye West, Drake, Lupe Fiasco and Eminmen, Benny’s style offers a brilliant balance of skill and good vibes. Interestingly enough, as a first generation immigrant from Tel Aviv, English was not Benny’s first language. Not knowing that one day he’d join the ranks of lyrical masterminds, he conveniently picked it up rather quickly. Now a resident of the City of Angels, Benny plans to round out 2020 with several releases, hoping to stay creative throughout the unknowns and turbulence that this year has brought the world.

Hip-Hop, Pop | Boston’s Gillian Heidi and Michael Christmas Collab on New Single

Posted by on November 19, 2020

Rising pop singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi is revealing her new single, “wonderin’ (ft. Michael Christmas),” out today on all streaming platforms. Beyond The Stage initially premiered the single a few weeks back and described the collaboration as “a hint of Billie Eilish meets Halsey.” Inspired by the buzzing local music scene in her hometown of Boston, MA, Heidi tapped fellow Bostonian Michael Christmas for her new single. ”I’ve actually been a fan of Michael [Christmas] for a while,” Heidi writes, “I absolutely love his style and how creative it is.” Christmas’ buoyant, playful rap verse brings an exciting and unexpected element to Heidi’s melancholic dark-pop stylings on “wonderin’,” a song that tackles relationship insecurity.

Hip-Hop | Sugi Dakks Gets Deeply Rooted on new EP

Posted by on November 12, 2020

If you’re a fan of Anderson Paak and Eminem you will likely be a fan of Sugi Dakks music, especially this new ‘Deeply Rooted’ project. The soulful/funky/jazzy influenced hip-hop stylings are a breathe of fresh air in the current clip of rap. The 7-track-release can be streamed above, check out a quote from Dakks on the project below.

‘Deeply Rooted’ is an EP that explores my personal identity, the identity of others, and how we come to shape our identities. When it comes to racism, self-hatred, prejudice, bias, discrimination, and all forms of inequality, all of these are deeply ingrained in our society and deeply ingrained in most everyones personal story. Through this EP, I was able to share my story of how I viewed myself, how it differed from the viewpoints of my peers and the general society, and how bigotry is such a destructive engine that ruins people’s lives, livelihood, and self-worth.”

Hip-Hop | BLK’s “Got It” In Their New Video

Posted by on November 12, 2020

During 2020’s quarantine, the trio of Bexk, Lilac X and Korahjay – aka BLK – premiered their debut single “Got It” and now they have a visual to go along with it. The track easily blends R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop with potent messages of self-worth, unabashed sexuality, and fearless individualism. The Toronto based trio is surely a group to keep an eye on, check out the new video above.