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AnChelo Is A New R+B Artist That You Should Become Familiar With

Born Anchelo Eliasin, AnChelo is challenging the typical R&B sound by giving listeners a new perspective on the genre. His music is fresh, with sounds influenced by other great artists in the R&B/soul genre. AnChelo has borrowed from music legends and used that to carve out his niche, which has seen him quickly cement his spot in the brutally-competitive industry. Two of his songs, “Take All My Love,” and “All Eyes on Me,” have each gained 1M plays on Spotify despite being less than one year old. His latest track, “A Night To Remember,” is also receiving a lot of attention. AnChelo believes song lyricism compliments melody. Without one, it is hard to have authentic music and songs that speak to the heart and soul. He uses his music to share his story, talk about societal issues, and inspire others to live out their dreams with passion and commitment. The rising artist has written and released various songs, including “All Eyes on Me,” “Quarantine Nights,” “Win Or Lose,” “Remember the Name”, and “They Don’t Know”. AnChelo has also produced an EP, Legacy.  As the debate on whether R&B is dead and whether it sounds the same continues, AnChelo is giving …

Rent Free-[Syo]

One of the best songs you’ll hear on this fine Monday afternoon is by an artist who goes by the name of Syo. I love writing for so many reasons, but the ability to unearth unbelievably talented hidden gems has to be one of my favorite and Syo most definitely falls into that category. Any time I open up my email for submissions, I always approach it with a grain of salt, not really knowing what I’m going to get, but today, I was more than blown away by the Houston, Texas artist and the music he sent in. If you’re in need of just a beautiful vibe to get your week started, then you NEED to flip on Syo’s track called, “Rent Free” as it is a track that will unapologetically live rent free in your head from the moment you press play on it. I wish I had all of the words to be able to describe how this song makes me feel, but it might be impossible due to the pure magnificence of it. “Rent Free” starts off with a really cool bassline that makes room for every other element to be layered over top of it …

unless you leave-[Chase Elliott]

Like 2022, 2023 is going to be another year where I’m committed to only writing about music that deeply moves my soul. I want to be the best writer I can be for our listeners and the best always comes out of me when I have the opportunity to cover artists who are making amazing music. Today, the latest inspirational talent to hit our pages is none other than 16-year-old Chase Elliott. I believe I’ve written about him on here before, but if you aren’t familiar, then I hope this is the last time you’re able to say that, since the Minnesota High School student is one of the most/if not THE most promising talent in music right now. Today, I have the privilege of writing for Chase’s latest song called, “unless you leave”, one of the best offerings I’ve heard this week alone. What I love most about this up and comer is his honesty. Despite only being a teenager, Chase writes and sings from a place of vulnerability that most young people his age can’t even tap in with. To make it even better, the rising star has an angelic voice that will convince you of God’s existence …

FOMF – [Ab-Soul]

I knew going into this year that it was going to be an amazing 12 months of music, and while I didn’t quite have proof or any reason to back up this thought process, I just had a gut feeling. Sometimes my gut is wrong, but now that we’re just a few weeks removed from 2023, I can say with confidence that my internal anticipation seemed to be pretty damn accurate. Out of all the amazing releases that hit DSPs, Ab-Soul’s return to music was one of the things I anticipated most, and unsurprisingly, he didn’t disappoint whatsoever. After listening to Herbert, I knew immediately that it was well worth the 6 year wait considering each of the 18 songs that span about 66 minutes long is as powerful and refreshing as I could’ve ever dreamed. Alongside Soul comes a who gang of features including Lance Skiiiwalker, Joey Bada$$, Jhené Aiko, Big Sean, SiR, and others. I mean, after more than a half-decade, I would hope that Soulo would pull out all the stops, and he seems to do so without getting too fancy with it, but rather sticking to his roots and showcasing the unmatched lyricism that put him …

Martin Nguyen Drops New Single, “Way I Get It” Featuring Rick Ross

To create music that gets people to hit that repeat button is an unspoken achievement. Now and again, we’ll have a track that gets us to sing to it for days. Then once in a while, there’s music that resonates – the kind that speaks to our soul. Musician Martin Nguyen is one of those artists that put their heart to paper and then to the airwaves. His new single “Way I Get It,” displays Martin’s ability to adapt to new catchy melodies. This record also features eight-time hip-hop artist nominee, Rick Ross. Martin narrates how he feels so honored to have an opportunity to work with such a great name in the industry. For him, this is a great chance to show the world how capable he is and flex his musical prowess. After dropping this new single, Martin is focused on ending the year on a high note with more musical hits. For the remainder of the year, the rising artist aims to focus on creating more musical hits. Take some time to check out his latest single below.

The Color Red – [Kill Jasper]

There are plenty of cities in California that are known all around the globe. While some of them have gained a reputation for beautiful weather, breathtaking views, and unbelievable beaches, other hubs have certainly earned a name for the events that have been known to unfold on the streets, something that artists have been talking about for years. Compton and South Central LA are two places that have caught the world by storm due to the massive amounts of emcees who grew up there and made it out of the trenches, but no matter how much time surpasses us, there are always going to be more and more talents coming out of these areas. Kill Jasper is a 21-year-old dynamo who has been taking the scene by storm and changing the way listeners view the areas in which he grew up. His latest project The Color Reed certainly opened my eyes and made me realize just how different artists from Compton or South Central can be when compared to the styles that we’ve come to know and love from other local hitmakers. Although there are just 8 songs on this effort, Jasper makes sure to use every last bit of …

Dkay & Turbo Jetson – “Crypto Crazy”

With over 3.8 million views on YouTube, Vancouver-based musician/creative Dkay has solidified his position at the forefront of Canada’s West Coast urban culture and nightlife. Known for his bravado and melodic rapping style, the unsigned artist has grown to influence both music and fashion as a frequent collaborator with local talents. Early in his career, Dkay began making a name for himself as a resident MC at the iconic Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver’s Chinatown sharing a stage with some of today’s finest hip-hop artists. Dkay has found international recognition and a cult-like following since releasing his debut EP, “Rudeboy” followed by an eleven-date nationwide tour in 2018. Last month, Dkay recruited Turbo Jetson to create a sound that consists of melodies that will grasp your soul and production that will have you lighting up the repeat button. Dkay is a multi-talented producer that has the potential to create any range of genres with musical knowledge in the highest percentile. His hard-hitting R&B sound intertwined with Turbo’s trap melody aura creates a smooth but powerful arrangement. The ensemble takes pride in their songwriting and pushes one another to have one bar better than the next. With the city behind them, …

Stalley Chef’s Up New Single “Bakery”

On November 29, hip-hop veteran Stalley shared his new single “Bakery.” This marks the third single from his forthcoming album, Somebody Up There Loves Me, set to be released on December 6, 2022. The Ohio’s Blue Collar Gang emcee is known for his vicious wordplay and deadly flow. His latest track is no exception.  “You know all my struggles, you know where I come from, whatever it comes with, just know that I won’t run/I’m battling demons like I’ve been stuck in the dungeon/ You only get one bullet in me, I’m the top gun/Now ain’t no stoppin’ till the feds come knockin’ get the bread turn this bitch into a bakery.” On the B.A.M. produced record, Stalley delivers soulful vibes that feel warm and nostalgic. To understand Stalley’s achievements is to recognize his creative evolution. He has refined a natural musical fluidity and developed a sense of comfort in who he is.  Ahead of his album next month, I had the chance to interview Stalley to learn more about his latest album. Lyrical Lemonade: Who inspired the sound you created?  Stalley: I think it’s a wide mixture of people. Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye…all the way to Nas and  Scarface as …

JPOPD1 – Satisfaction

John Michael Veiga, aka JPOPD1, is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer, with a sound that caters to a variety of musical genres. His most recent record “Satisfaction,” is one of his best records yet. The talent of JPOPD1 lies in his ability to combine a variety of sounds and melodies that are often completely different from one another, yet still sound harmonious. His lyrics speak to your soul in a way no one else can. On “Satisfaction,” JPOPD1 discusses how women should be treated with respect. The most important thing to take away from this record is that if we empower each other, then we will eventually see change and justice come together. Check out his latest single below.

Neek – “Toyota Tales”

Neek by name and unique by nature, the Houston-raised rapper has been making significant waves since relocating to LA. Now dropping his latest track titled “Toyota Tales,” he is truly marching towards the inevitability of a successful career in the music industry. After appearing on the NBA 2k22 soundtrack, his future appears to be even brighter as the single is set to expand his growing legion of fans. Accompanied by an extraordinary video that captures the journey he has been on, “Toyota Tales” is the perfect example of when an artist believes in themselves and constantly rises to the challenge. The son of a Nigerian DJ father, that melodic heritage is on full display as Neek delivers a laidback flow and then rises to the vocal challenge as the track requires. “This record was inspired by real-life events,” Neek says. “My first car was a 1996 Toyota Camry, then my 2nd was a 2006 Camry. To me, my Toyota’s were a symbol of both struggle and strength. It was a significant piece of my journey that I embraced then and still do to this day. This record is for the ones who can relate.” Neek understands his responsibility to engage the …