Saturday, August 18, 2018

[RISING STAR] Artist To Watch "Die Hard" | @DEONGOLATT

Hip-hop has become a worldwide phenomenon and is sure a place for up and coming hip-hop group, Diehard. The plan was to bring two childhood friends together, Deon Golatt (The Enforcer) and Shelly Tate (Pistol Pete), and to give the world something to remember their names by. Before the group's inception in early 2000, Deon The Don recalls a few instances that changed his mindset. In late 1995 Diehard member, James Tate ( Young Bossaleni)  was gunned down and left for dead but managed to pull through. Talks of forming a group were then the topic of discussion. Three years late, 1998, Another shooting incident involving Deon The Don’s brother, Carlos Golatt (Bullet), who managed to make it off life support and fully recovered. Deon The Enforcer was incarcerated during both incidents. During his incarceration, Deon reached out to Tate and decided it was time to seek out revenge in a clever and successful way, so in late 2000 Diehard was born!

Their first lead single as a group titled “Heartz of Men” was a song describing the two hits on their brothers and group members. The group gave it there all in a real 4 verse record and showed no signs of holding back. The life experiences are what made the heart of this record and made it the groups #1 single on the project “Retribution”.  During the recording process Bullet and Young Bossaleni where incarcerated so it was up to Deon and Tate to explain their pain and experiences to the world. Deon decided it was time to bring on a new member into the family and that’s when G.B came aboard co-writing records such as Act up, Walk It Like I Talk It and What You Gone Do. Young Bossaleni was released around 2002 early 2003 and Bullet was also released around 2005. With all the members free and able to share their experiences, Die Hard is sure to make a name for themselves and bring the harsh reality to the light! Die Hard has noted “We are a force to be reckoned with”. 

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Friday, August 17, 2018


The Hip-Hop Monster, Da Gh0ul releases his debut single, "Where I Be"

Hip-hop has awoken a monster with a signature sound called 'Enlightened Trap.' The on-the-verge rapper, Da GhOul, has taken up the challenge in bringing light to this new genre with his new trap anthem “Where I Be.”
Da Gh0ul is a highly creative artist who had always had a knack for music since the age of 8 when he started writing raps. On “Where I Be,” Da Gh0ul uses a high powered, uptempo piano key beat mixed with a soft "X-Files" type melody to give a warning to haters, the feds, and anybody else who can't see him. The song details his drive, grind, and hustle for achieving greatness amidst the ops; who may not know his acts or “whereabouts” (thus the title). But. he is at a greater place far from those, who are not about their business and the positive growth of "Self."
Da Gh0ul realized at the early age of 8; he had a liking for creating music. Him and his younger sister Patricia Berry, a.k.a. Phoenyxx Flame began recording over instrumentals using a PS2 and a broken stereo with a working mic onto tapes. At the age of 13, Da Gh0ul started working with his beats at Fl Studio and found out rhythms drove him more to music. In 2007, the teenage rapper “Decata Boi” started working with an underground artist “Angry Dank” who taught him a few basics about recording. Relying on other artists/producers for studio time and promotion wasn’t entirely advancing his music career. With in-depth consideration, at the age 16, he invested into creating his recording studio.

In 2012, Da Ghoul released his first ever mixtape “The Juggernaut” on with the help of a SCAD student and their Mac. Shortly after, he released his second mixtape,  #UA which was heavily promoted on Instagram. Also, he has collaborated with idols such as DJ Smalls, DJ Fresh (Rich Homie Quan DJ), and has even opened up for " OJ Da Juiceman."
Over time, Da Gh0ul has improved his sound and overall characteristics of one of the most unique/international hip-hop artist that the industry has seen in a while. His slick punchlines and lyrical flexibility mixed with a melodic Crunk tune are just a few words to describe the upcoming Dirty South rap artist. Ghoul is a force to be reckoned with and someone to keep close eyes on as a contender in the Hip-hop game.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

[VIDEO] Kamillion - "Florida Lit" ft. Lil Duvy | @ItsKamillion

 Jacksonville natives, KaMillion and Lil Duvy team up on her latest hit, "Florida Lit"

"I got my cheeks out, my belly out"

Kamillion goes all the way Florida with this one.  She reps Jacksonville Florida aka Duuuuuvvaaaal! The track was produced by M. Geeezy; who is also responsible for several hits by YMCMB artist, T-Rone.
The single, "Florida Lit_ is available on Apple music, Spotify, GooglePlay, and other digital music platforms.
Now, watch how they get down in the FLA!
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Monday, August 13, 2018


International Recording Artist, Young Saint Nick teams up with Canadian producer Victor Ardene on latest single, "Gold" 

Young Saint Nick was born in Newmarket and raised in the studio. At the age of 16, YSN penned some lyrics and gave his best shot on the mic. It was a hobby until he met his partner in crime, Victor Ardene. The young producer's interest piqued at the age of 15 and Victor decided to attend college, where he was in the top rankings of his whole class. The partnership was a God-send because Young Saint Nick lacked the knowledge and skills needed for his newly released project. At that moment, they re-recorded/re-mastered every track on the mixtape "Raised in the Studio."

The self-titled song appeared on the mixtape, which debuted on YSN's Soundcloud and Youtube accounts. "Raised in the Studio" - a creative metaphorical semi-fictional story about Young Saint Nick's upbringing in the studio- was created during the compilation process of the project. During this time, the dynamic duo pumped out original music that was getting good responses. After their first song, "Moving On," they dropped it on an eight-track album across 150 music platforms.

At that time, YSN proved that he is a contender in this game. He started developing his musical technique quickly which could be heard in his delivery. In his own right, he was beginning to surpass some of his idols like Eminem and Nonstop mainly because he studied their lyrical punchlines and dance styles. With his natural touch and work ethic, YSN has been told by fans that they would rather watch him than Nonstop.

Young Saint Nick worked hard to get to where he is, and it's safe to say he's on his way to reaching much-aspired fame. Only time will tell where his extraordinary work ethic will take him. Connect with Young Saint Nick to watch his journey.
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Monday, July 9, 2018


BSE Recording Artist, Omar Wilson delivers his latest Single, "She Got It"

Omar Wilson released his New Single "She Got It" on Friday, June 22nd. This single embodies a fresh urban hip-hop sound while keeping the soulful vibe that is the fiery Omar Wilson. "She Got It" is available now on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal etc..
As a 3-time Apollo winner, Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene. He's opened for artists like Boys II Men and The Neville Brothers. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul. Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the age of only 7.
While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music.

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Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards held at BB Kings in NYC. He’s recorded with Multi-Platinum selling artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!” Omar and DMX worked on a song called ‘Faith’ and they connected on the track instantaneously which is audibly tangible. Omar’s voice and personality are contagious. He leaves a long-standing impression wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets.
The Omar experience has truly begun since his recent signing with BSE Recordings. Omar released his Debut Single “Passion” in September that climbed into the Top Ten of the U.S. charts. Omar has most recently released an epic recording and performance of the critically acclaimed “It’s A Man’s World” originally sung by the legendary James Brown. Omar’s version stands up to the test and quickly reached the #1 U.S. best seller in R&B in the first 24 hours of the release on November 10th. The song stood strong at #1 for 8 weeks. Since its release, Omar has appeared on “Great Day Washington”, Fox 29 Philadelphia along with DC’s TV show “The 202”, Arise 360 TV and NYC’s Famous B.B. Kings Blues House on Lenny Green’s “The Quiet Storm” and performed at the famous SOB's in NYC.   All of Omar Wilson's new release "She Got It" and all his music is available for download or streaming on all digital platforms worldwide.
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

[Music] Crunchy Black "Turnt" | @MrCrunchyBlack

Who Is Crunchy Black?

Darnell Carlton, better known as his stage name Crunchy Black, is an American rapper and Hype-man. He’s a longtime member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia from the group’s founding. At the 78th Academy Awards, Three Six Mafia and Frasyer Boy won the Academy Award for Best Original song for Its Hard Out Here For A Pimp. Crunchy Black’s debut solo album entitled On My Own was released. Crunchy’s second solo album, From Me To You reached 12 on the Billboard top heatseekers chart, 32 on the Top R&B/Hip-hop chart and 13 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. Crunchy contributed heavily to the Platinum albums When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6. Sixty 1, and Most Known Unknown, as well as Gold albums Da Unbreakables, and Chapter 2: World Domination with Three 6 Mafia. Crunchy Black is known for g-walking, which he said he started doing in Memphis Clubs but admits he’s not the originator. He is still a member of Three 6 Mafia & is available to perform Solo concerts.

A Summer To Remember

Summer of 2018 is a summer to remember when it comes to new releases and music in general but Crunchy Black’s, Turnt, single off his newest project Crunch Time is one to remember! Turnt is the record that is setting the summer ablaze with its party style set-up. The radio stations are going crazy and this could be the true summer 2018 anthem. With a party flavor to give your backyard bbq a little spice, to hot weekends in the club with women and men of all ages getting down to the beat! Crunchy doesn’t seem to disappoint with his releases and this is the proof. Crunch Time features not only the hit single “Turnt” but also his second major single “Get It Right”. The release date for the project is still undetermined but you can find “Turnt” on all digital platforms. Crunchy Black seems to be the most underrated member of Three 6 Mafia but is sure making some noise in 2018 and is looking to make a name for himself as a solo artist as well as for his team, Hardhittaz Money Gang (HHMG). Be on the lookout because of the course of the next few months even few years Crunchy Black is making a comeback and aims to be a household name.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018


BSE Recording Artist, T Barz makes a comeback with debut single, "Two Way"

  Born and raised in Mobile Alabama, Felecia Nichole Tunstall musically known as T Barz realized her gift of writing in 2009 when she started writing poems which turned into spoken word that she performed at local functions. Within the past five years, Barz has gotten more in tune with turning her spoken words into musical pieces. She is overall multi-talented with paid skills in acting and dancing with styles in Hip Hop and Lyrical. T Barz is a triple threat with a strong work ethic. Her lyrics speak on her life experiences in music, hip-hop, love, personal struggles, and victories. Her message is both powerful and confident. This past fall, T Barz released her debut single, "Flexin" to great success topping the Rap/Hip-hop charts at #1 for (3) consecutive weeks.
"The moment I heard the track, I fell in love with the beat and immediately, I knew that I wanted to tell a story....a story that's easy to follow"
"TWO WAY" from chart-topping female hip-hop recording artist, T BARZ.  "Two Way" was written and produced by T BarzLou Humphrey, and Jasmon Joyner and will be available via all download and streaming outlets via the BSE Recordings imprint.  T BARZ' debut EP, "Genesis" will be released later this summer.
 "I was on Facebook one day and saw a post of a guy that mentioned, "women always crying when a guy does them wrong or cheat on them, just do it back!" & I was like hmmm, ok that's my storyline....a woman playing the game right back instead of curling into a ball and crying," "It's a boss move that women rarely make or have the strength to do, so I made it happen in a song."
This past fall, T BARZ generated national buzz as her single, "Flexin'" became the #1 Hip-hop/Rap single on and Apple Music for (3) consecutive weeks.  On Sunday, July 1st, T Barz will take New York City by storm as she rips the SOB's stage as the opening act for The Money In The Bank North American Tour featuring Smoke DZA and Bodega Bamz.
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#1 Hip-hop/Rap Single for (3) Consecutive Weeks on Apple Music and Amazon Music - "Flexin"
#1 Hip-hop/Rap Single for (2) Weeks on Amazon Music and Apple Music - "Dunno Why"
Kicked-off's new Freestyle Series #DXBarExam to rave reviews
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Monday, June 18, 2018

[MUSIC NEWS] XXXTentacion Shot In South Miami

Rest In Piece XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy aka as his stage name XXXTentacion, was reported by TMZ to be fatally shot in South Florida on Monday, June 18, 2018. Onfroy was reported shopping for motorcycles when a gunman ran up to his vehicle and opened fire. The cause of the shooting is still unknown by Broward Co. Sherriff Department. Witnesses say that the suspects were two black men wearing hoodies and sped away in a black Dodge Durango. Onfroy was only 20 years old, our condolences go out to his friends and family.

XXXTentacion was a commercial success who recently just released an album titled ?. XXXTentacion was noted as a troubled young man who was recently involved in a legal matter of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He’s noted to have multiple felonies on his record, and was recently accused of witness tampering, as reported by TMZ. XXX’s last album, ?, was recently debuted at #1 on the billboard charts with such singles as Sad, Changes, Moonlight and more. You can stream ? for free on spotify here

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

[MUSIC NEWS] Eminem Catches Backlash for Gunshot Sound Effects at a Concert | @Eminem

Eminem Catches Backlash for Gunshot Sound Effects at a Concert

Eminem Gunshot Sound Effects at ConcertFans are disappointed at the legendary rapper, Eminem, after he allegedly let off gunshot sound effects at his recent concert where he headlined the Bonnaroo stage on June 8th.

Tweets of outrage surface as the American rapper finished his set with realistic gunshot sounds that silenced the entire audience. Calling Eminem "irresponsible" and saying "it would have been nice to have a warning" and even going as far as to have fans leaving his show after the 3rd sound effect.
Eminem Gunshot Sound Effects at Bonaroo Concert

If you don't understand why fans are outraged, allow me to inform you:

Not even a year ago in Vegas, there was a mass shooting & officials stated that a "lone gunman" killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others attending a country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Vegas hotel.

Jason Aldean & Jake Owen were just a couple of the country stars set to perform that night. Aldean was actually in mid-song when the shots rang out across the crowd. At first, concert goers said it sounded like 'fire crackers' & then people were screaming for help saying they'd been hit. Aldean later posted on his Instagram account: "I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight," he wrote. It was definitely a tragedy to say the least.

This was the Bonnaroo's first major music festival/concert since that tragic event in Vegas. Fans were eager to see the line up & to witness the performances since that tragedy took place, yet they were not pleased with Bonnaroo's choice of a headlining act after the show was over.

Eminem Gunshot Sound Effects at Bonaroo ConcertCNN even covered the event and reporters publicized their opinions on the decision to have the sound effects go off during his performance.

Do you think Eminem took it too far? Do you think he could have chosen a different song? Or maybe at least left the sound effects out of the performance?

Well, just my opinion, the way our country is set up right now, it has really became the land of mass shootings: from schools to concerts. Just last year, not long before this tragedy took place, there was the Manchester shooting during an Ariana Grande concert. So, fans have grown weary over the mass shootings and are not so fond of the sound effects that make their fears seem like a reality.

Some of the tweets that were posted afterwards:

"I was having a good time at Eminem's set then he played a realistic gunshot noise. The whole crowd ducked and I've never felt more traumatized and ready to panic. Completely inappropriate."

"Less than a year after Vegas and [he tags] Eminem thinks it's a good idea to blast gun shot sfx onstage at a music festival? Bad call on this headliner [tag] bonnaroo. What happened to Radiate Positivity?"

However, during a post interview Eminem stated he didn't use any gunshot sound effects during his show and that it was merely pyrotechnics that gave off a loud boom sound that startled the audience. Regardless, fans feel it was a little too soon for the sound effects & obviously were not prepared for the outcome.

What are your thoughts? Do you feel Eminem should have taken into consideration the current state of our world today before making the decision to use the sound effects --or the pyrotechnics-- whichever he used? Leave your thoughts below & let me know what you think. I would like to know what side of the fence you're on.

For me, and this is solely an opinion, I feel a lot of the concert goers were of the younger generation and though they were fans of Eminem's, they became fans post 2002. Why? Because anyone who knows this artist knows he is unlikely to adhere & conform. He is known for his controversial song lyrics, performances, videos, media posts, and more. But I want to know what you think. Let me know below.

Until next time...


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