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.

Omar Wilson
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.
T Barz
Chart-topping Female Hip-hop Recording Artist
#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
Debut EP, "GENESIS" Releasing Summer 2018
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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...


Rachel Marie

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Friday, June 8, 2018

[MIXTAPE] Anonamous "Destiny" | @anonamouslife


Up and coming Toledo hip-hop artist Anonamous is far from being considered last in the race to become great. With his recent radio single release “One Night” rising to the top of the charts he is sure putting in a lot of work and overtime to show people he’s got the momentum and passion to become great! With the help from Fleet DJs, DJ Spins, Anonamous has networked with some top influencers and continues the rise to fame in the independent music scene. So, what does Anonamous have planned to continue this rise to stardom?

Music Is Life

The summer of 2018 is about to heat up, with Anonamous releasing his newest mixtape “Destiny” things are surely about to take off for this young artist. Destiny proves to show that Anonamous won’t stop until he’s made it to the top. With hot tracks such as Fake Brands, Hometown, Shooters, and more this really puts the topping on the cake and shows the world that Anonamous is not a force to be reckoned with. In the past Anonamous has pushed and pushed his massive radio hit, One Night, which is still the top on the DRT charts and has done two state to state tours with his most recognizable DJ, DJ Spins, he continues to thrive off his fans impression of him. Anonamous is what we would call an asset to the music industry and may be one of the people to help revive this tainted music scene. Destiny is an understatement when you talk about music and Anonamous. Anonamous has proven thus far that he is the top dog when it comes to the independent music scene, and It’s only a matter of time before it’s proven. Make sure you purchase or stream his radio hit single “One Night” on your favorite music platform and be sure to check out his newest mixtape and download, rate, and share with your friends today!  

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Saturday, June 2, 2018


Woody Mane is a Contender in the World of Hip-Hop

David Austin (March 17, 1984) better known by his stage name, Woody Mane is an independent rapper born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, signed to Oneof1 Management Company. Woody Mane will mark his territory with his forthcoming EP titled, "Ghost 2.5." Strongly influenced by his surroundings while growing up in the gang-ridden neighborhood of Eastwood in Fort Worth, Woody Mane quickly realized his passion for music early. Woody began using it as an outlet to express things he would see in his day to day environment.

Greatly inspired by musical acts like Tupac, Lil Wayne and Chamillionaire, Mane’s biggest motivation to pursue a music career came following the untimely death of his biggest supporter and eldest brother, Derrick Austin in 2008. The loss was a pivotal moment for the rising star, as it motivated him to go harder with his pursuit of music and begin performing throughout the DFW metroplex. He quickly amassed a core following, which resulted in him being featured on Texas legend, Lil Keke's 2014 hit, 'Subtract Da Top’ off his "Money Don't Sleep" album. Since then he has gone on to collaborate with other notable Texas rappers such as Tum Tum, Solo Lucci, and Jaio. In 2015, Mane dropped his highly anticipated debut project, Codeine Fiend, which received a warm reception by fans with popular tracks ‘Regulate’ and ‘Masked Murderer.’ He then followed up its success with the release of his second project, Black Ghost in 2016 which earned him the attention of mega music executive, Debra Antney. Woody Mane’s third project, Ghost dropped April 19, 2017, and is still doing numbers.

 WM's latest compilation, GHOST 2.5 is set to be released soon! Make sure to follow him to stay in tune with updates.   woody mane

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

[RISING STAR] Artist To Watch "JB" | @therealjb919

Raised in “The Bottom” of South Baton Rouge, La., Jody Brown, artistically known as “JB”, lived a simple life, but not without a struggle. With his father in and out of prison, Jody’s mother worked two jobs to provide for him and his two siblings. Jody became actively involved in drama and music at an early age, directing and singing in his school and church choirs and participating in local talent shows. As a teenager, barely graduating from high school, he felt as if his only two choices were to sell drugs or join the military. He opted for the latter.

As a military veteran, singer and songwriter Jody Brown has developed a universal sound that is relatable to everyday life and relationships. His interaction and connection with people across the globe have afforded him the skill to create music without bias or prejudice. JB’s real-life perspective and transparency in his lyrics set him apart from the current trend saturating today’s airwaves.

Recently releasing the video “Fell Out of Love (F.O.O.L.)”, the first single from his upcoming project The Best Kept Secret II - Lover’s Edition set to drop in February 2018, has garnered a great response at nearly 10K views in the first three weeks. The visual illustrates the crossroads of trust and communication, and also the importance of privacy within a relationship.

Collaborating with recording artists such as Lawrence A, Vocal, Trez Falsetto, Mally Music, DS Will, Raven, Maestra, Tish Martin, and Sa’Mone, The Best Kept Secret II - Lover’s Edition is sure to bring back the importance of love and honesty to R&B music. Suitable for any man or woman that is making an effort to conduct themselves accordingly in a healthy relationship, it is certain to be a blueprint for constructing and, in some cases, reconstructing a solid foundation.


Be sure to support this local artist today by getting his latest work "Best Kept Secrets II: Lovers Edition" on ITunes and all other music outlets today 

Monday, May 14, 2018

[NEW ALBUM] SR3MM "RaeSremmurd" | @RaeSremmurd

New Album from Rae Sremmurd: SR3MM

The wait is finally over! Rae Sremmurd’s highly-anticipated third studio album, SR3MM, is now available. Debuting in 3 parts (Jxmtro, SR3MM and Swaecation) & totaling 27 tracks, each side offers their own unmistakable unique vibe, which is perfect because Summer is right around the corner!

Hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi, the brothers went from abandoned houses to house parties to number 1 hits & selling out shows! And lately, this duo has been popping up all over the radar. From features to new original tracks, Rae Sremmurd (pronounced Ray--Shrim--er) is remaining relevant by being consistent.

Released on May 4, 2018, SR3MM has entered the Billboard 200 chart in the Top 10. The Rae Sremmurd duo racked up 56,955 total album equivalent units (5,157 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 73,597,207), landing the triple-release project in the number 6 slot. SR3MM is the follow-up to 2016’s SremmLife 2, which debuted at number 7 upon its initial release. So it's progress from the first album because they debuted a spot higher upon initial release for SR3MM than they did for SremmLife 2. And progress is always a plus.

There were a few doubts when critics found out the Sremm- brothers were going to release a triple album. However, I believe the duo put the critics to rest when it finally released. With tracks like "Close" (ft. Travis Scott) and "T'd Up", which is actually their next single, critics have quietened since its release. It goes without showing that you can't judge a book by its cover...or in this case, an album!

Each side consists of 9 tracks (on the track list pictured above). Jxmtro's side has features from artists like Zoe Kravitz, Pharrell, Trouble, and even his brother lends his vocals on a track. While Sway's side--Swaecation, only has one feature: Young Thug on his track "Offshore". We all know what these two can do when they get together...are you excited to hear the solo projects they've released?

Let me know in the comments what you think about the release of SR3MM & what your favorite track is off the album. Thus far, I'd have to say my favorite is "Close" ft. Travis Scott, but "Bedtime Stories" ft. The Weekend is definitely starting to grow on me.

Well, be sure to follow these guys on Twitter & Instagram. And you can get your copy of SR3MM here from iTunes and here from Amazon. You can preview the album below & then let me know in the comments which song you're hoping the duo releases as a single next.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoyed the content. What album release are you excited for this year? Drop it in the comments & we'll review it once it releases.

Until next time...

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Minneapolis Hip-Hop Artist, REEL Smoovv teams up with the crooner, Traiveon Dunlap on debut single, "Groovy in a Hooptie"

  When you're a rebellious, educated and enlightened liberator, the world is at your mercy. This saying holds true for Minnesota rap artist, REEL Smoovv, born as Johnny Watkins.

In Minneapolis, there's a unique brew of artists including the late Prince, The Time, and The Soul Asylum; among others. As an artist, Smoovv has a rich history to look upon and encapsulate everything great about the Minneapolis Sound. As a child, listening to R&B legends like The Temptations, Sam Cooke, and Frankie Lymon gave him an insight of great music.

"As I got older and involved in Hip-hop, I grew fond of artists like Nelly, DMX & Outkast. Outside of hip-hop, it was Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Erykah Badu."

In 2013, REEL Smoovv's hip-hop career began with a rap collective called "Flood The Basement" and featured on their “Whatchu Want” project. Later that year, he released two solo projects entitled “The REEL Revolution” and “REEL Smoovv's Summer Jams.” Shortly after "Flood The Basement" disbanded in 2014, REEL Smoovv joined the Mill City Collective & released his third solo project entitled, "REEL Smoovv's 31st Groovvs." This album helped identify him as a real artist with crafty metaphoric content. In 2015, the "Deeply Rooted Tribe" was formed along with two other Mill City Collective artists (FreshVs Sellers & RAW Toon). The group delivered the compilation project, "Low Eye Rise" which featured the lead single, "Tribe Supply." Since that release, REEL Smoovv has been working on a new project with the Tribe; as well as his solo project.

"Hip Hop has the most prominent platform out of all music genres & not enough people use it to promote positivity or even realize the power they have as an artist to shift the dynamic of things."

As an artist with direction, Smoovv has opened up for mainstream artists like The Migos, Curren$y, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Nappy Roots, 50 Cent, Naughty By Nature, The Game and Krayzie Bone; just to name a few. REEL Smoovv possesses characteristics of a self-effacing, reserved, laid back individual with an associates degree. But, with a microphone in hand, he takes on the stage with lyrical content and commands the attention of those in his presence. His latest single "Groovy In A Hooptie," proves that he is a contender in the hip-hop world.

All in all, REEL Smoovv is ready to deliver his message and help change people lives. Let the revolution begin!
Ms. Carmen