8O8wave https://www.8o8wave.com Hip-Hop News, New Song, Albums, Videos ... Thu, 29 Dec 2022 02:13:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.3 The Howell Family and How Their Dominating the Entertainment Industry https://www.8o8wave.com/the-howell-faily-how-theyir-dominating-the-entertainment-indurtey/ Thu, 29 Dec 2022 02:12:50 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12631

The essence of black love. The epitome of strength.The definition of building a legacy. The euphoria of the ideal example of the African-American staple of a family empire. These are key terms utilized to define “The Howell Family”.

With the roots of the Howell family originated in love and entrepreneurship, success for the family was inevitable.The family is constructed of Randy, Demi, Dandi, and Demi the family unit is indestructible. Each family member has their own individual creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. With the rest of the family supporting one another equally for their accomplishments

The foundation of the household consists of the parents Randy and Demi. Both Randy and Demi are vastly successful entrepreneurs. Randy acquired a vast quantity of fame through being a national truth coach. His notoriety sky-rocket. In 2014 Coach Randy commenced his voyage of becoming a “truth coach”. By mere definition a truth coach is a vessel that assists individuals to acknowledge and vanquish the elements in life that create self-inflicted mental illness. As a coach, his mission is to pilot others in living in true authenticity; their personal TRUTH. One can gain clarity of living in their authenticity by detaching from illusions embedded in one’s mind. When one lives in truth, all other areas of life will fall into place. Growing in his notoriety Randy’s coaching has been celebrated by celebrity makeup artist Nydia Figueria, television personality Antoine Von Boozier and DJ Mama Kim of Love & Hip Hop NYC. In addition, the nationally celebrated truth coach has been interviewed on acclaimed media outlets such as : We Empower Magazine, Hustle & Soul Magazine, Vocal, Medium, LWL Magazine, Femi Magazine, Authority Magazine, Hiltonian, Vents Magazine, Heart of Hollywood Magazine, Vip Section TV, and Social Impact Heros.

Demi made her reality TV debut on the OWN Network’s “Love & Marriage: Huntsville”. As well, she is a respected beauty guru and CEO. Similar to her husband she landed top tier publications, magazines, and celebrity support. The teenage daughters are the princesses of the dynasty. Demi is a writer and TikToker. She has had a vast passion for over a year.Growing her passion for reading she was always marinating herself in books & deemed them as her escape. In 2022 she decided to pursue her goals of becoming a published author. That notion inspired Demi to commence her Tiktok for my writing. In which, caused her to acquire over 2,000 followers. She currently has two books. Dandi is a budding VTuber & model. Dandi commencing her career in 2020 she practiced anatomy, drawing animals, nature, and anthros. As a model she has successfully participated in several business endeavors. Dandi has been the face of Demiere Cosmetics, modeled for Fashion WeekAlabama, Dillards Fashion Show, Maitland Conservatory Commercial, and Hosale Natural Body-Care.

The Howell Family are prominent in their success. Each family member is successful as an individual. Once the accolades and accomplishments are merged as a unit they’re a force to be reckoned with. There’s no telling where 2023 is going to take the powerhouse of a family unit.

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Alexia Jayy Releases Holiday Song, “Let It Snow” https://www.8o8wave.com/alexia-jayy-releases-holiday-song-let-it-snow/ Wed, 28 Dec 2022 04:42:05 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12629 Alabama songbird Alexia Jayy gets into the holiday spirit and gifts fans with a new cover song in the holiday classic, “Let It Snow.” The holiday classic is a cover made famous by the iconic R&B group Boyz II Men in the 90s. And with soulful, energetic, and festive vocals, Jayy delivers a hypnotizing performance that will be talked about all the way into the new year.

2022 has been a great year for the rising songstress following being a background singer for chart-topping star Muni Long and the success of a string of hit songs, like “I Need A Man,” Who Raised You,” and “It Ain’t Easy.” After “Let It Snow,” feel free to follow Alexia Jayy’s journey in the new year via social media.

Stream Alexia Jayy’s new cover below.

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More ‘Road To Riches,’ Olumide Drops New Music Video For “Toxic In The City” https://www.8o8wave.com/more-road-to-riches-olumide-drops-new-music-video-for-toxic-in-the-city/ Tue, 27 Dec 2022 18:12:20 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12627 Olumide’s Road To Riches album has been a non-stop success that continues to keep on giving for the holidays. After delivering the latest hits like “Flip” and “My Bank,” he continues to elevate the album’s momentum with the release of the music video for the album cut “Toxic In The City.” Olumide’s latest is the artist’s favorite track.

“My favorite track from the album,” he says. “It’s so honest, it’s so real. It feels cliche to say, It came from the soul, but it really did come from the soul. It’s just honest words. From the local scene to the nationwide scene, things we all know are toxic in life – how do you not let that affect you?”

Directed by Machina Media, Olumide strolls through the city rapping acrobatic lyrics about being the hottest and always repping the soil over the KILASI-produced track. “Toxic In The City” is joined by a 10-track body of work that comes laced with production by Serigo Cortez, FiveOhTrez, Vicious Varez Visions, Dizzee Beats, and Justin Loring. Road To Riches marks Olumide’s sixth album.

“Toxic In The City” is the perfect origin point for any newfound fan. Road To Riches is available everywhere via PGN Records. For more on Olumide, follow the rising star on social media.

Watch the new video for “Toxic In The City” below, and afterward, stream the full album here.

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G. Finesse Continues To Uplift On ‘We Gon’ Make It’ Single Ahead Of Debut Album https://www.8o8wave.com/g-finesse-continues-to-uplift-on-we-gon-make-it-single-ahead-of-debut-album/ Fri, 23 Dec 2022 06:40:46 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12614 G. Finesse has a message of empowerment for his listeners embedded in his new single “We Gon’ Make It.”

Much like his previous release “Keep The Fame,” G. Finesse and a talented group of producers and musicians bring  “We Gon’ Make It,” to life between the production of Jay.Greens and Josh Fairman-produced track, drums provided by Isaac Teel, keys from Borahm Lee, backup vocals from Kim Dawson, and music from guitarist Brian Harrington.

Anchored by the synergy afforded by the sonic landscape of big band, G. Finesse’s latest offering gives his vibrant lyricism yet another venue to inspire and motivate his audience. Littered with flow switches and improvised one-of-a-kind wordplay, “We Gon’ Make It,” is a replay-ready anthem equipped with vibes to combat rainy days and workplace-induced blues.

“And even if the wheels on the ride gettin’ loose/we gon’ make it yea, yea, yea/no matter if it’s hard times baby push through,”

Since moving to Denver three years ago, G. Finesse and his team have refined his unique sound, and are finally ready to unleash the new wave forthcoming album East Side Pain — his debut release via the new community-oriented record label, Perception Records.

G. Finesse also joined forces with his Perception Records labelmate Midnight. Blue for his August release entitled “20/20” and also recently delivered his punch-driven boom-bap single “Still Miss you,” and his rap-heavy visual release “Ya Know,” featuring his band Black Eagle.

Stream “We Gon’ make It” below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Wo7qJJzululx7MBm3foy7?si=79avGTSfT9Ch9UZRStOUWA

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New Jersey’s Prophet The Artist Releases New Video For “Where 6 At” https://www.8o8wave.com/new-jerseys-prophet-the-artist-releases-new-video-for-where-6-at/ Fri, 23 Dec 2022 04:15:19 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12615 Prophet The Artist is an emerging star in today’s hip hop with his versatile lyrical abilities, undeniable appeal, and elevating sound. In support of his new project, 3 Major, Prophet flexes and flows like an open floodgate over the track’s vintage Southern trap instrumental. The song and visual is a memorial piece for 6, the artist’s best friend.

“One of my best friends, my brother “6” passed away in 2021 due to gun violence,” said Prophet. “I wrote this song in his honor and name in order to express and share in order to continue his legacy. This is the life we live. I know “6” is in heaven and I am willing to put anyone there.”

3 Major, available now on Rostrum Records and C Major Group, is a three-song project that also includes standout tracks “Never Gon Stop” and “On My Shit” featuring Icewear Vezzo. It’s the perfect origin point for any newfound fan eager to hop on the artist’s bandwagon. Prophet is currently working on an upcoming full-length album set for a 2023 release.

Before 3 Major, Prophet burst onto the hip hop landscape in 2019 with his feverish breakout hit, “Irregular.” Stream 3 Major in full, here.

Watch “Where 6 At” below, and afterward, feel free to follow the rising star on social media.

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1SRAEL Is The Multi-Platinum Producer Behind Some Of Your Favorite Songs, Including “WAIT FOR U” https://www.8o8wave.com/1srael-is-the-multi-platinum-producer-behind-some-of-your-favorite-songs-including-wait-for-u/ Mon, 05 Dec 2022 22:58:54 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12609 It’s been a stellar year so far for multi-platinum producer Israel Fowobaje. Famed as Israel (stylized as 1SRAEL), the Nigerian-born producer and cross-genre artist has been transcending music immeasurably. He is currently riding high with one of the most ubiquitous singles of the year, “WAIT FOR U” by rapper Future featuring Drake & Tems which has been certified double platinum in the States, platinum in Australia, silver in the U.K and gold in New Zealand. Fun fact, 1SRAEL is the covert guitar player on the infectious song. 

The 3x Grammy-nominated producer has a list of accolades under his belt, including winning a BET Award for Best Collaboration, and an AMA award for Best Hip-Hop Song for his work on Future’s “WAIT FOR U.”

“WAIT FOR U” also received Grammy nods this year for best rap song, best rap album, and best melodic rap performance, and 1SRAEL couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the end of the year.

“I want to make the kind of record that has a long lasting impact on people’s lives,” 1SRAEL said in a recent interview. “I want to be able to create a sound that lives on beyond me and has a complete life of its own.”

With contributions that span across vibrant acts such as Maryland-hailed R&B soul artist Mannywellz, to playing key roles in artists’ sonic appeal such as Adekunle Gold & Lucky Daye, to being a cornerstone to acts like Tems’ inevitable rise, 1SRAEL is a man deserved of everyone’s attention.

His work on Tems’ “Higher” (Genius Live Version) caught the ear of multi-platinum selling trend-setter Future, and this has gone on to be confirmation of his musical dexterity – as Future and his production team flipped the song into one of the most commercially yet emotionally kaleidoscopic songs.

A quick glance at his musical credits suggest he is a more reticent star in the music industry confines. His contributions traverse across different genres as he cuts brooding records for artists such as R&B golden boy BLEU, fast rising hip hop savant Dee Gatti, among others. 1SRAEL is building his legacy brick by brick, and is definitely space bound at the rate of his meteoric rise. Recently, he has also been signed to Sony Music Publishing by way of Agency 301, an inking worthy of a producer and musician of his caliber. He also has his own music syncing and licensing company.

Besides assisting other artists in their superb quests, he is a man with a savvy mindset primed for success, a broadened skill-set and unmatched energy as we found out in an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles based hyphenate. Besides music, he dabbles in visual arts & brand development sparingly having directed music videos for indie artists such as Che. We managed to unearth some of his influences and how his musical upbringing shaped his career path, as well as multiple things he did before his breakthrough in the music industry. 

“I know where I’ve come from, and to go from that – to where I am now … that there’s no such thing as no such thing,” 1SRAEL says.

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Safe Travels Shares Brand New Record “Time Don’t Wait” https://www.8o8wave.com/safe-travels-shares-brand-new-record-time-dont-wait/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:46:58 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12602 Rising artist Safe Travels is back with another catchy bop! In his newest track “Time Don’t Wait,” the R&B/pop-fusion artist combines melodies and notes of harmonious singing and bouncing between the lyrics on the beat. His vocals smoothly flow over this memorable beat and this song shows a new side of him that differs from his previous release, “Listening To Your Heart.” Safe Travels turns things up a notch with this track and displays a side of him that audiences knew he was capable of, but hadn’t heard yet in his latest string of releases.

On the new upbeat track, Safe Travels sings about quite literally the concept of “time” not waiting for anyone. But, on the record, he touches on a bigger message and sings that he wants to at least wait to leave and  “wait til the bottle done,” before the night ends. The song can be described as euphoric, yet calm and easy to listen to. Safe Travels truly positions himself as a one-of-a-kind artist who knows how to appeal to multiple audiences through his storytelling and diverse vocal ability. 

Having an ear for music since he was young, Safe Travels is a clearly talented star with a natural aptitude for music. As a singer-songwriter, he takes influence from the greats such as D’Angelo. He would learn to play music instruments such as the saxophone, piano and bassoon, and with his penchant for singing, he is the next big star in the music industry.

Be sure to check out “Time Don’t Wait” below:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1ufD57sS4qIBvuSXuIRyWZ?si=ebbf7da7879f4b5a

https://music.apple.com/us/album/time-dont-wait/1651260140?i=1651260141&at=1000lHKX&ct=linktree_http&itsct=lt_m&itscg=30200&ls=1

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808SpinZ Shares “DOTS” Music Video with KFamouz https://www.8o8wave.com/808spinz-shares-dots-music-video-with-kfamouz/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:00:19 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12597 Virginia-hailed producer 808SpinZ returns with a new music video for “DOTS” with KFamouz, which shows a new side of his musical output – one that is impressingly different from his previous releases. Serving as the first follow-up since 808SpinZ 2020 project ‘B-Side,’ “DOTS” also was the lead single to his project, ‘Love and Transactions,’ which is out now. The stellar project features a list of collaborators including Paris Bryant, 24Lefteye, Kfamouz, Wiardon, and more.

Watch the video for “DOTS” HERE.

“DOTS” is part of a larger feature made specifically for the album. The record came about while in Atlanta. Recorded by DSims, KFamouz and SpinZ compliment each other’s styles on the track “DOTS.” 

808SpinZ says, “I made this beat 15 minutes before Famouz walked into the studio. Sims told me Famouz would ask for the beats I’d play for Future and Famouz walks in and goes, ‘play me what you’d play for Future.’”

Of the creation and meaning behind “DOTS,” 808SpinZ shares, “This record is special to me. Coproduced by DB, this is one of the first songs Famouz and I ever did. You can feel Famouz’s passion for the music and hustle in his voice and lyrics.”

Always having loved music since he was young, 808SpinZ got his start in the industry in highschool, where he first started creating beats. He was introduced to hip-hop and rap music specifically through his father, and says he instantly fell in love with the sound. Growing up listening to the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg inspired 808SpinZ to fully explore the genre and discover trap and R&B as well, which he incorporates into his beat-making. He also credits Metro Boomin, Southside, Zaytoven, and TM88 as a few of the producers he’s inspired by. 

“When it comes to business and hustle, I look up to my brothers BagTalkZach, DSims, DB, and RicoSoDope,” he says of others who inspire him. “Their work ethic and energy push me to go harder every day.” 

By the age of 16, 808SpinZ was able to grab the attention of labels and A&Rs and record in prestigious studios across the country. 

Now at 20 years old, 808SpinZ has proven himself as a multifaceted producer who has produced for Gunna/Shady Babies, Lil Double 0, Goonew, Lil Dude, Xanman, and many more.

However, 808SpinZ is setting admirable goals that impact the people around him. In fact, with dreams of developing his own artists someday, 808SpinZ also has plans to provide opportunities for artists on the rise.

“I would ultimately like to grow my studio into a record label where I can show young, talented, passionate artists the ropes and give them a platform to succeed,” 808SpinZ says.

As of now, 808SpinZ is working on opening his own studio in the city he’s currently based in, Nashville, Tennessee. Thinking of a plan and executing it comes naturally for 808SpinZ, given that he’s accomplished everything he’s set out to do thus far.

“DOTS” marks a step into a new realm for 808SpinZ, and sets the tone for what audiences can expect from his project Love and Transactions.

“DOTS” ft. KFamouz by 808SpinZ is out now, watch it here:

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Toshae’s Album ‘Motion’ Sets the Tone For What’s Next https://www.8o8wave.com/toshaes-album-motion-sets-the-tone-for-whats-next/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:18:58 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12593 Born Cody Quertermous, Toshae has always been a message-centric artist. A product of Southeast Missouri, Toshae has been resilient through multiple adversities in his life, but has been adamant in making a name for himself through his music exploits.

“From watching a family go in and out of jail, from hustling and doing what it take to keep money flowing in, to following their footsteps and remaining successful and focused, I want to put my life on a beat and make music for people that can relate or even understanding real from my perspective,” he says.

The bonafide lyricist and music star currently has three projects under his belt. His eponymous 2019 introduction, the grimey 2020 Rock Solid, and his latest and most concise, the July-helmed body of work, Motion.

For context, Toshae was brought up in a musical family, hence why the music comes natural to him. He inherited the resources and music studio his dad already had at a meek age of 12 and has never looked back since. He applied himself in arts such as making beats and rapping and this passion manifested in the catalog he has managed to conjure up today.

Using music as therapy, “I feel music is a great way to express my thoughts. It’s like therapy. Get in the studio and talk through the mic”, Toshae is capable of disseminating vulnerable, honest, thoughtful and resonating music that has catapulted him to great acclaim in his music career.

Interestingly enough, Toshae is a positive soul and this reflects in his music. His motivations are largely driven by making positive music, showcasing the realities of society from his perspective and more. Outside of music, he is a shrewd entrepreneur trading in the realms of trucking and real estate.

Be sure to check out “Motion,” out now on all Digital Streaming Platforms.

https://open.spotify.com/album/51cdliwUZMsmLLXFRG30yr?si=mZlZ56E5SbydNpofgMN-TQ&nd=1

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Continuing his 2022 rise, KT Foreign Drops “Valuable” featuring Lil Weirdo https://www.8o8wave.com/continuing-his-2022-rise-kt-foreign-drops-valuable-featuring-lil-weirdo/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 05:23:02 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12588

One of the hottest emerging artists coming out of the west coast KT Foreign drops his new single “Valuable” featuring Lil Weirdo. One of the premier rappers from San Diego, KT who is known for his pimp rap had this to say about the new single.

“The song represents me being valuable and having a structured intelligent movement”

KT Foreign also dropped a gritty visual to accompany the single. Foreign is an artist you should add to your watch list for the hottest emerging artist for the rest of 2022 and 2023.

 

 

Official Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/5OpV40BNdCxvNH451y6ZpP?si=bd4d8e47ee63422a

Follow KT Foreign and Lil Weirdo:

@Kt_Foreign

@LilWeirdo858

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Nigerian-American crooner Lancky Cresco returns with mellow new single “All This” https://www.8o8wave.com/nigerian-american-crooner-lancky-cresco-returns-with-mellow-new-single-all-this/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 19:02:19 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12582 Multifaceted Nigerian-American artist and record producer Lancky Cresco today shares a brand new single titled, “All This.”

The talented artist renowned for his cross-genre sound palette of Hip Hop, R&B & Afrobeats strikes again with this cathartic record that has him wear his heart on his sleeve. “All This,” is a creative blend of sounds and melodies that incorporates various elements into it – making for a dynamic work of art that sets the tone for who Cresco is.

Combining strummed guitars, haunting background cacophony, rhythmic shakers, among a raft of sounds, this Lancky cut, like the majority of his works, is sticky with emotion, grosses a fullness about it, and has an almost heartbroken texture. Subject matter wise, Lancky is in a lamentation state of an ex-lover as he combs through different feelings to share this powerful record. The track is a well-rounded effort of pain. 

“Looking at the world around us we have all this beauty, we need to take time to appreciate it,” Lanky Cresco says.

Lancky, who has made a name for himself for managing to bridge traditional influences of music with a modern approach, follows this song after his earlier releases “DONGOYARO” & “Super Glue.”

“Helping people is what is making me dedicate my life to music,” he says. “I believe music can change the world, and I want to contribute my music to uplift people, changing the world one step at a time.”

His bombastic vibes are clear for everyone to vibe to on “All This.” He has previously stated his music “is medicine for good mind and body” and this recipe is again reinstated on his latest single. 

He started making music from an early age while he was in elementary school in Nigeria before joining the choir to further his prowess on the drums. With a profound background in music, he has now developed his craft into a full-throttle music production craftsman and mix engineer that conjures savory sounds that exude feel-good vibrations. He is also a singer by design and can stir up different inflections and melodies to deliver meaningful messages through song. 

Listen to “All This” below:    

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Producer 808SpinZ drops off new song “DOTS” with KFamouz https://www.8o8wave.com/producer-808spinz-drops-off-new-song-dots-with-kfamouz/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 21:30:20 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12579 Virginia-hailed producer 808SpinZ returns today with new single “DOTS” ft. KFamouz, which shows a new side of his musical output – one that is impressingly different from his previous releases. Serving as the first follow-up since his full-length 2020 project ‘B-Side,’ “DOTS” is also the lead single to his forthcoming project, ‘Love and Transactions,’ coming out October 21st, which features a stellar list of collaborators including Paris Bryant, 24Lefteye, Kfamouz, Wiardon, and more.

Listen to “DOTS” HERE.

“DOTS” is part of a larger compilation, made specifically for the upcoming album. Recorded by DSims, KFamouz and SpinZ compliment each other’s styles throughout the track.

Of the creation and meaning behind “DOTS,” 808SpinZ shares, “This record is special to me. Coproduced by DB, this is one of the first songs Famouz and I ever did. You can feel Famouz’s passion for the music and hustle in his voice and lyrics.”

Always having loved music since he was young, 808SpinZ got his start making music in highschool, where first learned to create beats. He was introduced to hip-hop and rap music specifically through his father, and says he instantly fell in love with the sound. Growing up listening to the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg inspired 808SpinZ to fully explore the genre and discover trap and R&B as well, which he incorporates into his beat-making. He also credits Metro Boomin, Southside, Zaytoven, and TM88 as a few of the producers he’s inspired by.

“When it comes to business and hustle, I look up to my brothers BagTalkZach, DSims, DB, and RicoSoDope,” he says of others who inspire him. “Their work ethic and energy push me to go harder every day.”

By the age of 16, 808SpinZ was able to grab the attention of labels and A&Rs and record in prestigious studios across the country.

Now at just 20 years old, 808SpinZ has proven himself as a multifaceted producer who has produced for Gunna/Shady Babies, Lil Double 0, Goonew, Lil Dude, Xanman, and many more.

However, 808SpinZ is setting admirable goals that impact the people around him. In fact, with dreams of developing his own artists someday, 808SpinZ also has plans to provide opportunities for artists on the rise.

“I would ultimately like to grow my studio into a record label where I can show young, talented, passionate artists the ropes and give them a platform to succeed,” 808SpinZ says.

As of now, 808SpinZ is working on opening his own studio in the city he’s currently based in, Nashville, Tennessee. Thinking of a plan and executing it comes naturally for 808SpinZ, given that he’s accomplished everything he’s set out to do thus far.

“DOTS” marks a step into a new realm for 808SpinZ, and sets the tone for what audiences can expect from his forthcoming project Love and Transactions, due Oct. 21.

“DOTS” ft. KFamouz by 808SpinZ is out now, stream it here:

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Who is Lucky Church? The Hip-hop Media Guru Taking Over The Music Business https://www.8o8wave.com/who-is-lucky-church-the-hip-hop-media-guru-taking-over-the-music-business/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 22:50:47 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12574 Who is Lucky Church? That’s a name people never forget, and everyone is intrigued to hear his story once they meet the charming NYC native. Lucky is a Global Liaison and a Master relationship builder with over 20 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry. Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Lucky graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School, boasting such luminary Alumni as Stan Lee, Tracy Morgan, and Ralph Lauren. Inspired by his secondary education, Lucky chose to further his studies at S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale, where he honed his talents.

Lucky began his journey into the entertainment world as the lead singer of his rock band, “The J.U.S. Evolution.” During this time, Lucky realized his natural talent as a Relationship Builder, Project Manager, and Publicist. His transition from a corporate rocker to an unassuming executive was effortless, which led him to be associated with both of those monikers while consulting with a long list of famous brands, such as Jordan, Nike, Levi, Converse, HSBC, NFL, NBA, The Grammys, Phillippe Chow, B.E.T., Universal Records, Wutang Clan, Playboy, Hunt & Fish Club, Fat Joe, and Chef Cordell Robinson among many others.

During the summer of 2015, Lucky was recruited by one of NYC’s famous PR Firms, Lizzie Grubman Public Relations. As Director of Concierge Services and Client Relations. Lucky helped expand the LGPR brand beyond expectations by building partnerships with the NFL, NBA, and NYFW. Bridging the Gap between his clients and the Grubman Firm proved to be a power move that would forever change the trajectory of his already flourishing career. This phenomenal opportunity led Lucky to a new partnership with industry titan Ty Hunter (Business Partner/Creative Director/Celebrity Stylist). Together they have worked alongside elite brands like Burberry, Showtime, Billy Porter, The Grammys, Hyundai, The Crayon Case, City of New York, VH1, Merchants Hospitality, and Tzili Charney, to name a few. Ty and Lucky continue to secure lucrative deals as a team. 

Lucky’s story is still blossoming, and he is truly making his mark one step at a time. With his finger on the pulse of culture, he is always ahead of the curve and is an influencer in his own right.  Currently, Lucky teamed up with Mungo Creative Group, where he became the Director of Client Relations, Public Relations, & Social media Management. Lucky signed Billy Porter as his first client with Mungo immediately after officially joining their team. Lucky has also become the brand manager for Elliot Carlyle who is a fashion influencer and the Lead Consultant for the CFDA. As Lucky Church always says, “Trust your journey and know that what’s meant for you will be yours. The most powerful asset we have is the magic of our minds, and we must know that everything we do has a purpose. When you walk within your purpose, you will truly be happy and fulfilled.”

 

Having worked with huge brands like the Grammy Awards, Billy Porter, Fat Joe, Nike, Wu-Tang Clan, Team Jordan, BET, Universal Records, DJ Khaled, Chef Cordell Robinson, and many others, it’s safe to say that Lucky Church has made a name for himself as one of the behind-the-scenes, go-to guys in the entertainment industry. With over 20 years of PR, marketing, and networking experience, he has become a super-connector, global liaison, and a pro at building meaningful, sustainable relationships. 

Lucky is currently the director of Client Relations, PR, and Social Media Management at Mungo Creative Group and is a man who cannot be defined by one single role. The Harlem/Bronx native wears many hats and is in the midst of some exciting new projects that will be announced soon. He has a natural gift for building and cultivating relationships, and it shines through all that he does. Lucky has also become the brand manager for Elliot Carlyle who is a fashion influencer and the Lead Consultant for the CFDA. As Lucky Church always says, “Trust your journey and know that what’s meant for you will be yours. The most powerful asset we have is the magic of our minds, and we must know that everything we do has a purpose. When you walk within your purpose, you will truly be happy and fulfilled.”

 

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Getting To Know “Looks By Lunden” The Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Behind Lil Kim’s look For Biggie’s 50th Birthday Celebration https://www.8o8wave.com/getting-to-know-looks-by-lunden-the-celebrity-wardrobe-stylist-behind-lil-kims-look-for-biggies-50th-birthday-celebration/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 02:14:34 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12562 Incepting his career in 2005 Lunden Olin, known as Looks By Lunden  is an internationally renowned celebrity wardrobe stylist. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Lunden’s multifaceted expertise ranges as a creative director, personal shopper, and an esteemed influencer. The self proclaimed “fashion general” has left his vast imprint in the fashion industry. He has expanded his fashion conglomerate over the duration of seventeen plus years. Lunden’s fidelity to his craft led him to being identified as one of New York’s principal wardrobe stylists and fashion innovators of the millennial generation.

Lunden commenced his career for the legendary New York Fashion Week in 2005. It was there Lunden debuted his eclectique-metropolitan merged collection entitled “Olin Edizione”. Subsequent to his debut Lunden’s social media following and notoriety began to heighten. Soon after he stapled his now iconic “Looks by Lunden ” tagline.  Following the success of pioneering his brand he has worked with notable networks and magazines; TMZ, Buzzfeed, VH1, B.E.T., FUSE, Life & Style, HEED, Elements, Sheen Magazine, and The Source Magazine. In which, his vast fashion abilities landed him to be highlighted on prominent outlets The Shaderoom and It’s Only Entertainment.

 

As the advancement of his brand prevailed throughout the duration of his métier his celebrity consumers expanded. Lunden commenced to expand his massive portfolio. Lunden’s celebrity clientele and agency affiliation included significant talent such as Lil’ Kim in celebration of Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday presented by Lexus and Pepsi,.–Reginae Carter, Fivio Foreign, Dreamdoll, Ginuwine, Big Freedia, rapper Lil’ Mama, Amara La Negra, rapper Desiigner, TobiasTruvillion of FOX  “Empire”, Vicky Jeudy of “Orange is the New Black”, Kiersey Clemons of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Isis King of Top Model, Brittany Mirabile of “The Purge 2: Election Year”, Safaree of LHH New York & LA, Mariahlynn, Anias, Phresher, and Ross Marquand of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. Among the notable celebrity clients Lunden continued to perfect his craft in the fashion industry through networking and client referrals.

Growing in his notoriety, Lunden, was requested to walk the red carpet for “Free Guy” movie screening, he walked the Harlem Fashion Week red carpet, Scream the movie, he was a guest on the ‘Talk You Sh*t” podcast, “The Block Party” podcast, and featured on “The Wendy Williams Show”. Being the multi-hyphenated fashion innovator he is, Lunden, unearthed his directing abilities in 2017. He directed his first music video. Adding to his creative direction, Lunden’s philanthropic efforts are continually a vast affiliation of his identity. Currently, Lunden continues to curate and support community driven projects and events that benefit underserved areas throughout New York City.

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TrayJudo Is Releasing New Music https://www.8o8wave.com/trayjudo-is-releasing-new-music/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 01:28:05 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12559
TrayJudo, a famed model and multi-faceted content creator acquired his notoriety through his appearance in the hit single “Walk” by musician and influencer Saucy Santana. Aspiring to continually elevate his career in his pursuit of fashion Try utilized the opportunity to wear his own personal collection from his forthcoming clothing line in the viral video. The merging fashion icon began landing superior modeling campaigns. Tray modeled for fashion houses such as Fashion Nova, Naked Wolf, Jaded London, & Dolls Kill. By showcasing his diversity across his social media platforms Tray acquired an impressive international social media following of 65,000. His social media following grew in the minute duration of soley one year.
Stepping into his celebrity, Tray has been featured on a plethora of top tier media outlets. As he continued to elevate in his fashion journey; Tray’s brand heightened. The rising fashion icon was presented with various fashion and entertainment industry junctures. As Tray’s brand elevated he walked the red carpet for “You Married That” movie premier in Atlanta, GA. As well, he attended Mariah Lynn of Love & Hip Hop New York album release for “My Life”. In which, the movie starred April Jones and Lisa Raye. In addition, obtaining press features became immensely organic for the growing creatives brand. Tray has headlined Medium, Jenleeion Magazine, We Empower Magazine, Hustle & Soul Magazine, Heart of Hollywood Magazine, Enspire Magazine, The Grind Magazine, Hype Magazine, Vents Magazine, Vocal Creators, Vip Section TV, EverybodyWiki, Hilonrian, Disrupt Magazine, and Thrive Insider. As Tray continues to elevate  the rising fashion guru aspires to combine his two fierce and energetic passions by merging his zeal for clothing and music. In which, Tray drew his zeal for his music through his admiration and passion for the greats of the fashion, entertainment, and music industry.

Embarking on his journey remaining optimistic, Tray is focusing on pivoting his music and fashion career into one platform. Fashion being a vast passion of the rising entrepreneur and influencer, Tray, plans on converting his vast dreams into a tangible reality for himself. He has consolidated the years of experience and expertise he acquired from networking within the fashion, music, entertainment industry and conspires to commence his brand. Autumn 2021 “DrapedByJudo” is the pinpoint of his commencement into his innovative fashion venture. As the perfectionist he is, Tray conspires to creatively express his art throughout his entire brand. “I’m a brand owner who’s passionate about my craft and it’s not just about a quick check”. The famed fashion model draws immense inspiration from the iconic and multi talented, creative Kanye West.Through starting his brand he’s learned cost efficiency. The creation of “DrappedByJudo” assisted in yielding his lingering issue of procrastination. Tray has learned how to manage time and multitask effectively. As well, adapting time management while bearing the trials and tribulations of being an organic influencer with a wide framed platform. Tray is neighboring his success as well, welcoming all aspects of it. Tray knows the elevation of his brand in such a small time frame is a blessing and he awaits the continuation of it all.

 

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Ahksxma Goes Crazy With “Charlie Sheen” Performance Via Pain In The Mic https://www.8o8wave.com/ahksxma-goes-crazy-with-charlie-sheen-performance-via-pain-in-the-mic/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 16:15:17 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12556 Ahksxma is an artist of pure passion and diligence who curates heartfelt music that touches multiple corners of the earth along with many demographics. Smoothness within his delivery and craftiness in wordplay are on full display twenty four hours daily.

To showcase his talents further he hoped on budding multimedia platform Pain In The Mic for a lit performance with single “Charlie Sheen.” The lyrics of the track are present on screen while the Philadelphian performs the song effortlessly.

His music consists of him recounting his days on lockdown and struggling to get to the point of his life to where he is at. He’s real as it gets and want listeners to feel comfortable knowing that he speaks for them.

It bodes well for his future as he sets to release new music very soon. Ahksxma is hungry and wants the whole world to feel his passion. The video is on YouTube and feel free to check out his music on all platforms.

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Azalyne Shares New Single and Visual “Clouds” https://www.8o8wave.com/azalyne-shares-new-single-and-visual-clouds/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 04:01:01 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12551

14 year-old multi-talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer based in Toronto, ON – Azalyne – has unleashed her latest record titled “Clouds.” ​​The soulful and dreamy track showcases Azalyne’s vocals in a way that audiences can relate to and hear the passion in every lyric. At just 14, Azalyne has a powerful and commanding voice, and is an artist who believes in creating timeless pieces everyone can enjoy.

The melodic tune of her latest release “Clouds” is sure to serve as an anthem for the inquisitive. Produced by Azalyne, Sspiketrap, Anté O’Connor, and Paula Griffith, “Clouds” takes audiences on a new journey through the sky and listeners can truly get lost in the melodies. 

With a sound that intertwines between contemporary R&B and jazz, Azalyne’s new dreamy track “Clouds” is also accompanied by a music video (directed by Thomas Obewu) that perfectly matches the aesthetic and vibe of the song.

However, Azalyne is not exactly a newcomer to creating feel good moments and music that audiences can enjoy. Since the age of 4, Azalyne has performed live shows and has found a passion through music. Her journey over these years has been successfully gaining traction, and Azalyne’s primary focus moving forward is diversifying her style, continuing to evolve, and reaching more audiences. 

“‘Clouds’ is about detaching yourself from your own life,” Azalyne said in a recent interview. “When you are outside staring up at the clouds, you get lost in everything around you. The clouds mesmerize you while you’re thinking about someone who is not acknowledging you. You sit in silence watching the ‘Clouds,’ waiting for a response that will never come.”

Azalyne has a classic and contemporary sounds that resonate with audiences from all walks of life, and “Clouds” serves as a great introduction to her voice. When it came to the process of how she created the song, Azalyne elaborated: “I was listening to instrumentals when one resonated with me. I would then create the lyrics and melodies on the spot. I capture these feelings with Ante O’Connor and Paula Griffith.”

“Clouds” is the first of two singles including “Fragments” off Azalyne’s forthcoming 5-track EP named after the latter track, Fragments. This will be Azalyne’s first full body of work and will introduce her mesmeric sound to a wider audience.

Watch the music video and listen to the audio below, as we await her next projects.

 

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Ifueko Igbinovia Lands Hip-hop Podcast On Iheart Radio https://www.8o8wave.com/ifueko-igbinovia-lands-hip-hop-podcast-on-iheart-radio/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 01:38:01 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12546 Commencing her IheartRadio show in 2021 as an innovative content creator, Ifueko wanted her message of individuality to be apparent through her platform. Previously, Ifueko worked for Universal Motown Records where she ventured into the entertainment world studying public relations for a vast quantity of celebrities. While at Universal, Ifueko converted into a radio personality for Clubzone FM. Ifueko has interviewed vast celebrities Yemi Alade, Jim Jones, celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, Hot 97 DJ Drewski, Safaree, Mack Wilds, Musiq SoulChild, NBA Player Eric Williams, Love & Hip hop Mariah Lynn, rapper Maino, actor River Mason Eromosele, Safaree of Love & Hip Hop, among others. As a seasoned celebrity publicist and journalist she began acquiring her own clients and thriving in brand and media building. Ifueko builds solid influential relationships through the entertainment industry. Being completely transparent and relatable she built her viewership through her talent. Ifueko’s background sets the tone for who she is today and with her eccentric and witty personality.

Presently, Living In My Mind has gone viral with the commencement of “ Brand Ambassador Scams On Instagram” which averaged 74,000 views. In addition to her growing notoriety she was selected as a social media influencer for Forbes “Women’s Summit”, NAACP Awards, and AT&T “Dream In Black”. The popularity of the channel unearthed through its portrait of relatability. A woman living inside her mind, her inner thoughts; as we all are. Capturing the moments we all have gained the popularity of the channel. The channel’s mantra “#JudgeMeAnyways” sets the tone of the nonexistence validation of the world that every creative should have. Ifueko embraces her eccentricity and converses with her higher self “Star”.

The collaboration of current events and discussions are so blunt that her viewers desire to engage and participate. Exclusive celebrity interviews emerge throughout the Iheartradio show. As well, special invited celebrity guests appear to tackle daily concerning topics. Interview on “Living In My Mind” are posted on a weekly contingency on IheartRadio. The sporadic current events and trends of daily occurrences are the direct topics for the show. Ifueko’s expression of art through her IheartRadio Podcast “Living In My Mind” has converted into an immense passion for her. In addition to becoming a content creator that the rest of the world enjoys watching is vastly refreshing.

 

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Scxttyz New Single “Come Back To Me” https://www.8o8wave.com/scxttyz-new-single-come-back-to-me/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:11:02 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12543

New Jersey’s hottest new artist is Scxttyz. Scxttyz steps on the scene with his latest new single “Come back To Me” & “How! – Ft JaheimTooRaw [prod.Perfect]” . The vastly successful single has debuted across all social platforms. Landing the pioneering 17 year old artist his viral moment. Talent runs deep within the family as Scxttyz happens to be the nephew of hip-hop icon Rah Digga and cousin of rapper Soo Vegaz. 

The single “Come Back To Me” and “How! – Ft JaheimTooRaw [prod.Perfect]” has earned the new artist a seat at the table. Showcasing his viral moment and creating his own lane within the music industry. 
Immensely talented in all aspects of Hiphop, Scxttyz, is the one to keep the hip-hop legacy in his family alive.
 
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Lil Durk Drops ‘7220’ Deluxe Edition Feat. Moneybagg Yo, A Boogie, More: Stream https://www.8o8wave.com/lil-durk-drops-7220-deluxe-edition-feat-moneybagg-yo-a-boogie-more-stream/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 07:53:26 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12538 Lil Durk Drops ‘7220’ Deluxe Edition Feat. Moneybagg Yo, A Boogie, More: Stream

Lil Durk released his latest album 7220 back in March which has been one of the most successful rap albums this year.

Since then, the Chicago rapper has been teasing the release of a deluxe version but fans were getting a bit impatient with the delay. Tonight, the new edition arrives featuring a total of 14 songs which almost feels like a whole new LP.

Guest appearances on the deluxe edition include Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, A Boogie wit Da Hoodie and Ella Mai.

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Chris Brown Releases ‘BREEZY’ Album Feat. Lil Wayne, Wizkid, Jack Harlow & More: Stream https://www.8o8wave.com/chris-brown-releases-breezy-album-feat-lil-wayne-wizkid-jack-harlow-more-stream/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 07:50:02 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12535 Chris Brown Releases ‘BREEZY’ Album Feat. Lil Wayne, Wizkid, Jack Harlow & More: Stream

After weeks of anticipation, Chris Brown is releasing his new album BREEZY tomorrow night.

The album is led by two singles ‘Iffy‘ and ‘WE (Warm Embrace)‘, in addition to the latest one ‘Call Me Every Day‘ with Wizkid which the fans loved. Chris also shared the music video for ‘Warm Embrace’ yesterday, with a cameo from Normani. One thing that’s different this time around is, Breezy is doing considerable amount of press, talking about the album, fatherhood, career growth and more.

Something else that’s different is that this album isn’t as long as his last one, Indigo from 2019 which had a whopping 42 songs when the deluxe edition dropped. Tonight, the R&B star has released the track list for the new album. This time around, he goes for 24 cuts with guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Anderson .Paak, Blxst, Jack Harlow and more.

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Law Plays Piano In The Ocean For Her “BECAUSE OF YOU” Visuals https://www.8o8wave.com/law-plays-piano-in-the-ocean-for-her-because-of-you-visuals/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 16:53:22 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12529 Law because of you music video

Law puts an exclamation point on the first installment of her venting series with the metaphorical visuals for “Because of You.”

After using dancing as a coping mechanism, Law shows that venting can only get you so far. Even though she may say she is over it, she shows the waves of emotions are still there

From getting over the relationship, to saying I am better without you, to finishing with all this hurt is because of you, Law took us all on an all too well-known emotional roller coaster. The first drop maybe over, but as long as the ladies continue to win, you can be sure the ride is not over.

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With a name that says it all, LAW, “Ladies Always Win,” is standing up for women everywhere, with a platform that stands at the forefront of the women empowerment movement.

Originally from a small town in upstate New York called Kingston, LAW has been singing since she was a child. She was involved in school and church choirs, local and national singing events which included performing on the stage of the famous Carnegie Hall. A forthright lyricist and unique vocalist, LAW was signed in 2018 after graduating high school, where she began working with producers such as Gotcha and AXL Beats.

As queen of “The Bestie Gang,” LAW has amassed 100 million views through her viral TikTok series “Catching Cheaters,” where she confronts cheating boyfriends for her followers. The singer and songwriter started the soundtrack to her TikTok with her commercial debut single in 2021 “Over It.” And continued the storyline of “f*boy free music,” with the singles, “Lies,” “Controller,” and “Bills,” that were featured on BET and MTV, MTVU, and MTV Jams.

Throughout 2021, LAW was featured in campaigns by Fender, Luvme wigs, Insert Name Here (INH) Hair, and Spraygrounds. She is a featured influencer on TikTok where she has amassed 1.6 million followers and received recognition from E-News Tonight and Victor Cruz.

She has been dubbed by Music Connection Magazine as their “Artist to Watch,” in 2022, and is considered the premier R&B artist in New Jersey.

 

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Vory & Kanye West Join Forces on New Single ‘Daylight’: Listen https://www.8o8wave.com/vory-kanye-west-join-forces-on-new-single-daylight-listen/ Tue, 31 May 2022 10:57:12 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12524 Vory & Kanye West Join Forces on New Single ‘Daylight’: Listen

Vory & Kanye West Join Forces on New Single ‘Daylight’

Vory is finally releasing his much awaited new album Lost Souls on June 3rd.

The artist, who is signed to Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers label, has been teasing collaborations on the album for a long time and had even dropped a tentative tracklist back in January. Earlier this week, he shared the final artwork and tracklist on social media which is pretty much the same as last time except for the Gunna feature and another song. A few tracks have been moved up and down, however.

Tonight, Vory has released ‘Daylight’, the Kanye West collaboration on Lost Souls which was one of the most anticipated songs on the album. Listen to the mellow track below before the album arrives later this week.

 

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Rick Ross Reveals He Has Left Epic Records; Is Taking Offers from Def Jam & Other Labels https://www.8o8wave.com/rick-ross-reveals-he-has-left-epic-records-is-taking-offers-from-def-jam-other-labels/ Tue, 24 May 2022 19:56:52 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12521

Rick Ross released his last album Richer Than I Ever Been in December last year and then later came back with a deluxe edition in January featuring 3 new songs.

The album did not do well on the commercial front, debuting at the #22 spot of Billboard 200 after selling under 30k. In a new interview with HNHH, he has revealed that it was his last album on Epic Records. He also addressed the fact that he hasn’t won a GRAMMY yet despite being nominated five times and that he hasn’t sold as many records as some of his peers.

“I don’t even know. When you just said that, I was like, “What the f*ck is he talking about?” Ross said. “We really came from the mud with it. And far as we are concerned, any accolade you get is dope. New York Times bestseller is dope. I got it tattooed on the back of my fucking neck. I’ve had two of them. But what means the most is when I step out in the streets. That love to me means much more than any trophy, any accolade. And that’s cool. You can have 20 Grammys, that’s cool. In certain rooms we in, that’d mean a lot more. But where I love to be the most, that means a lot less. Tell the whole Grammy board I’m blowing a kiss at them right now.”

The MMG Boss said he’s now a free agent following the release of his 11th studio album and his taking “huge offers” from different labels including Def Jam, He also revealed that he owns his masters. “It ain’t a different situation for me cause I already owned all my shit,” he said.

Rozay added that he has two singles dropping in the Summer and right after their release, he will tell us the title of his next album.

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Lobby Boyz (Jim Jones & Maino) Recruit Fivio Foreign on New Single ‘Slide’: Listen https://www.8o8wave.com/lobby-boyz-jim-jones-maino-recruit-fivio-foreign-on-new-single-slide-listen/ Tue, 24 May 2022 19:54:21 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12518 Lobby Boyz (Jim Jones & Maino) Recruit Fivio Foreign on New Single ‘Slide’: Listen

We all know that Jim Jones has been in rare form when it comes to quality of music. Him and fellow New Yorker Maino have been teasing their joint album Lobby Boyz for a while now.

Last week, the two finally announced that they will release their anticipated project on May 27th. They also revealed the official artwork for it where their side profiles are seen on top while the NY skyline is beneath them. It is being released via distribution platform OneRPM.

We had also gotten a tease of the new single ‘Slide’ featuring Fivio Foreign last week which had the fans excited. Today, the full song has arrived that it’s safe to say that this has the potential to become a smash. Stream it below.

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NBA YoungBoy Releases New Song & Video ‘Proud Of Myself’ https://www.8o8wave.com/nba-youngboy-releases-new-song-video-proud-of-myself/ Tue, 24 May 2022 19:52:00 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12515 NBA YoungBoy Releases New Song & Video ‘Proud Of Myself’

NBA YoungBoy continues to consistently release music despite his house arrest situation. Earlier this month he and Quavo collaborated on ‘Don’t Rate Me‘ and he dropped ‘See Me Now‘. Now, he (presumably) closes out the month with a new one called ‘Proud Of Myself’.

Just like all of the rapper’s releases, it comes with a music video that you can check out below. In case you missed the announcement, in August he’s dropping his new album The Last Slimeto which is 30 tracks long.

 

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Big Boi & Sleepy Brown Share ‘Do Ya Best’ Video feat. Scotty ATL: Watch https://www.8o8wave.com/big-boi-sleepy-brown-share-do-ya-best-video-feat-scotty-atl-watch/ Tue, 24 May 2022 19:50:31 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12512 Big Boi and Sleepy Brown released their joint album Big Sleepover in December which was a solid listen but went under the radar a bit.

The Organized Noise duo is aiming to revisit the album today as they release the visual to ‘Do Ya Best’ feat. Scotty ATL, one of the standout tracks on their collaborative album. From a beach style party to courtside at a fashion show, watch the colorful video for the jam below.

 

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Marrico Unveils New Single “Rum Swizzle” https://www.8o8wave.com/marrico-unveils-new-single-rum-swizzle/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 17:35:40 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12501 marricoDMV native and Atlanta resident Marrico releases new single titled “Rum Swizzle” which is a vibe booster similar to a nice cool glass of juice but in the form of smooth audio. Inspired by his wife’s heritage from Bermuda and their signature drink the Rum Swizzle.”

Like the beverage, each listen invigorates per play and is meant to put people at ease overall. It gives people summer vibes in the spring and is an enjoyable play.

Talented in multiple aspects of music, Marrico is a name to keep tabs on for the rest of 2022.

It is on all DSPs and is a gem to add to your daily mix for nice mood setting music.

 

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Ones To Watch: Rising Artist BoogieFrmDa8 https://www.8o8wave.com/ones-to-watch-rising-artist-boogiefrmda8/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 23:06:12 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12494  

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BoogieFrmDa8 is an artist to be on the lookout for this year, as he’s coming in hot and getting ready to drop music on a weekly basis. The Compton, California rapper has released a series of singles in 2021, and this year will be even more consistent. The music that he has out already has been one way for audiences to see that he has a genuine and authentic flow that makes it easy to vibe to his music.

From songs like “Spend Sum,” and “Not Him,” to “My Story” and “Gang Only,” BoogieFrmDa8 offers something new to the table and brings fresh lyricism with him. He also brings a new West Coast bounce to the music that makes him stand apart from his peers.

As far as describing his sound and the kind of music he makes, it can definitely be described as a vibe! He raps about real, raw street experiences as well as the life circumstances he’s gone through. Now, Boogiefrmda8 is taking his craft to the next level by fine-tuning it. And in addition to releasing singles all year, he will also be releasing his debut mixtape this year that continues to express his lifestyle and experiences.

“I’m intrigued with expressing myself with word,” he said in a recent interview. “I want that ending that I visualized, so I will go hard until I get it!”

As far as his motivations for pursuing music, Boogie says he likes to look good so that influences how he feels and the kind of music he makes. He also says that family is a big inspiration to him.

“I shop a lot,” he says. “I love bling, so I’m always looking for the next piece. Also, my son is my life, so I spend as much time as my career allows with him. There’s always something going on in the bity and since I talk about the real, then I always got some shit to talk about.”

His goals for the future of his music career include headlining his own sold-out show, as well as contributing to the community and giving back to kids and the elderly specifically.

Through his music, he hopes audiences feel inspired to stay on their grind.

“Get money, follow your dreams,” Boogie says. “It’s perfectly OK to be the underdog. You ain’t gotta have a bunch of cheerleaders following you around. As long as you stay true to yourself, your craft, and stay grinding everything else will line up as it is supposed to be. Be your own person and if they can’t accept that, you don’t wanna be around their fake ass anyway.”

Be on the lookout for what else he has on the way for 2022, in addition to the fact that he’ll be starring in a movie “In The Hood” coming to Netflix this summer!

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Chris Catlin Opens Up On New Single “OtherSide” https://www.8o8wave.com/chris-catlin-opens-up-on-new-single-otherside/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 05:25:24 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12486 Rising artist Chris Catlin‘s enthusiasm for music is fueled by the art of feeling, which is more than just a representation of emotion. On his latest releases, both “OtherSide” and “Roses and Flames,” the Caribbean-born artist has mastered the “art of feeling,” combining his hip-hop talents with raw vulnerability and a refreshing blend of reggae-inspired sounds. The melodic track speaks to Catlin’s vulnerable side and showcases emotions in a way that makes the music easy to listen to, and most importantly, humanizing.

“Music speaks to your soul,” Catlin said in a recent interview. “I can listen to a song in a completely different language without knowing a single word and that song can make me feel exactly what it’s meant to, even without knowing a word. That’s what I love about music… It’s all about feeling for me.”

He self-describes his sound as being “smooth and melancholy,” while also incorporating an influence of his musical interests and influences. Chris Catlin is originally from Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and his music reflects the impact of Caribbean culture.

“I grew up in the Caribbean, so that lifestyle and the culture being so musically driven has a clear impact on my sound,” the singer said. “My dad–who was an amazing guitar player–influenced my sound, and I also love artists like Collie Buddz and Popcaan, who embody that dancehall sound,” he added.

On other tracks such “Roses and Flames,” a cheerful, rhythmic piece that touches on a somber subject—death—there Catlin’s father’s are hints of dancehall influence.

“‘Roses and Flames’ was inspired by the death of my father,” Catlin explained. “When he passed I realized it started to hurt less and less the more time passed. This made me understand that the less it hurt, the more his memory faded away. So the song is about hoping the pain stays… The pain is equal to the love.”

Catlin’s newest release tune, “OtherSide,” continues his play on the concept of loss, touching on the loss of a love connection, providing listeners “another side of life where we can learn to let it all go.”

So, where does Chris Catlin go from here? Several projects are now in the works for the vocalist, with a forthcoming reggae project taking center stage.

Though no official release dates for these next projects have been announced, fans of the emerging singer may check out his most recent tracks, “OtherSide” and “Roses and Flames,” below.

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[New Music] AD22 – “Night Shift” https://www.8o8wave.com/new-music-ad22-night-shift/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:13:45 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12480 Ahmed Ismail is a multi-faceted artist based out of Toronto, Canada, whose voice is one you’ll want to keep on your radar. Under the artist name of AD22, he has fully immersed in providing mellow yet euphoric ambiances within each track, resulting in captivating sounds that flow together effortlessly. AD22 is coming out strong this year with many upcoming projects, beginning with a brand new single, “Night Shift.”

In terms of instrumental, subject of lyrics, and energy Night Shift, is the start of a new era,” AD22 said in a recent interview. “This project is really about expanding the range of listeners, being able to appeal to a broader audience, and slowly unfolding the layers to who AD22 really is.”

Like many AD22 songs, “Night Shift” is a relaxing song standing on slowed down and minimalistic synth melodies that accompany the soothing vocal performance of AD22. The track explores AD22’s journey by documenting his daily life as an upcoming artist, creatively reflecting the belief that he must take control of his life by finding balance within. He voices the many distractions and tribulations that come with this newfound career, creating a resonating message with his fans, including relevant lyrics and an unforgettable listen.

“Night Shift is a combination of different stages throughout my life, reflecting on times where I would work long hours throughout the night, making records, and making money,” expressed AD22. “Through the mellow, calm sound that encompasses me as an artist, I created a record that people who always strive to achieve more can relate to. In simple terms, Night Shift is inspired by the grind.”

AD22 uses music as a way to heal from hardships and adversities in his past, shifting those experiences into a successful music career. Blending influences from Jay Z, Nipsey Hussle, Drake, and Santan Dave, AD22 is a forward-thinking artist who transcends genres as he creates his own lane in the music scene. “Night Shift” is undoubtedly the start of what’s going to be an exciting year for AD22 and fans alike. As he prepares for another single dropping soon and the release of his debut project in late May, he shares a message he wants fans to take away from his music:

“I hope my fans take away that no matter how difficult circumstances might seem, there’s always joy out there to be seized when they allow the moment to arrive. My music channels my inner thoughts, and although that varies from one song to another, one common theme that’s shared is independence, hope, and love.”

Keep up with AD22 on social media:

Instagram: @ad22live  

Spotify: Ad22 

Twitter: @ad22live

TikTok: @ad22who

Artist Website: www.ad-22.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkN1TAU504fxGgrDhElCoPQ

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Bae Bae Is Gearing Up For a Big Year Starting With “Braggadocious” https://www.8o8wave.com/bae-bae-is-gearing-up-for-a-big-year-starting-with-braggadocious/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 18:41:01 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12568 Californian rapper/singer/producer, composer, and apparel designer Bae Bae is just 19 years old and is already taking the music industry by storm. He just released “Braggadocious,” a fast-paced, cheerful track that displays his rhythm and rapping skills. Kicking of 2022 with a bang, Bae Bae is clearly up next in terms of potential, and spectators can anticipate seeing a lot more from him in the future. In a recent interview, Bae Bae remarked, “What makes my story unique would be the end, knowingly that’s in the future, but I know I’ll do all the things I have in mind. I think that will be the most unique part.”

The gifted musician also talked about his early experiences when he first began to create music. He said that he composed music in his bedroom using a MacBook and programs like logic pro. “When it comes to how I look at the industry, making my moves within it, my role models would definitely have to be Tupac and Kanye,” he said. “They are just real, they took whatever they wanted not only because they music was pure but because of their mentality. So in my journey definitely taking notes from their interviews.” As he continues to rise in the industry, it’s clear that Bae Bae has a unique mindset. His early, humble beginnings helped pave the way for that.

The fact that he wouldn’t be able to pay college motivated him to seek a career in music, according to Bae Bae. “Knowing I wouldn’t be able to afford college, pushed me to pursue the industry,” Bae Bae said. “Watching a lot of interviews of my inspirations and how they started, really gave me dat hope that i know i could do it. You know if you can’t level up in life through the system that’s built, might as well make your own.” In terms of his own aspirations for the future, Bae Bae adds that in addition to producing, writing, or creating features, he wants to work with everyone. “Whatever it may be, I just wanna collaborate,” he continued. “Dr. Dre stressed that all of his work was a collaboration, there’s a lot of beauty when more than one soul, works on a musical piece, and I think if the industry started being more open to pushing boundaries with their collaborations the fans will love it.”

Bae Bae still feels modestly pleased of his talent and capacity to be himself. “Skills wise I think being me is my number one skill,” Bae Bae elaborates. “Not worrying about how it should be done, a lot of people think replication is the best form of consumption, but I don’t think that’s the case.

Being able to take criticism and tweak my faults within my music whether it be on that track or the next one, and being creative definitely helps me stand out.” The new song “Braggadocious” by Bae Bae is only the beginning. He’s come to take over, so fans should keep an eye out for what he has in store for them next.

Until then, listen to the brand-new song and stay up to date on everything Bae Bae. “Be yo self. Never switch out genuineness for money or a brand deal, or anything of that nature. Money isn’t the key to the world, but the way you get yo money could be the key to it.”

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Arsn Brings A Fresh New Perspective Into 2022 https://www.8o8wave.com/arsn/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 17:30:31 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12470
Written by The Kid Angel (@TheKidAngel on IG)

Los Angeles is home to some of the most talented people in the world. Arsn has been putting in work to place himself where he needs to be. As an artist, songwriter, and engineer, he determined and isn’t stopping anytime soon. Continuing to push down doors till it happens.

Currently signed to an independent label called For The Long Run Ent., utilizing his creative skills learnt from mentors Mike Snell, who nurtured artists such as Teyana Taylor, and Caso, owner of LaVitaGold. This LA creator has worked with 24Hrs, Teejayx6, Ballout, Chief Keef & many more set to come.

Arsn is about to hit a new milestone with his single ‘Exotic’ featuring Bino Rideaux reaching 30K streams on Spotify.

My latest song Exotic with Bino Rideaux is about a shawty that’s exotic in my life at that moment and telling her that I’m where the money is, at all cost. Asking her if she’s fucking with a boss because boss’s be on the move and we don’t got all the time in the world to just be sitting up and chillin. Letting her know that I always got her no matter what though I know no matter any situation I’m a get her out of it because I’m that guy for her.

HITTING ONE OF YOUR MILESTONES IN 2022 HOW DOES THIS FEEL?

It feels amazing, honestly being able to get the recognition that I do because of my song I had like some encounters where I shared my song with some kids at the mall and they asked to take pictures with me. Getting that kind of love and support is just like phenomenal. It’s like a life-changing experience something that I can’t even explain. One of those things where I can’t really talk too much about it, because it’s just a feeling that feels amazing. All this hard work, you know I’ve been making music for 10 years it’s just amazing! I’m just thankful and grateful. I have so much gratitude for moments like that in my life it’s just phenomenal!

WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED?

What keeps me motivated is first of all my son and his mother. Secondly I would have to say not being in the position that I want to be in always keeps me motivated along with just knowing my potential and where I could be. Bouncing from failure to failure and never giving up. Just to know when my next song might be the song to change my life.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE SELF LOVE?

I think self-love is something that I’ve always focused on, I get called selfish a lot. But the way I think about it is either you love yourself so much that it bothers other people or you lose yourself and you’re mad at everybody around you because you got lost and what they had going on instead of focusing on yourself. Don’t get me wrong I tend to lose myself as well in specific things but I always find a way to be able to balance everything.

TALK ABOUT THE “LIKE THIS” VISUALS WITH WAVEZ AND THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG.

Explaining to our girl that they never been with a boss and now we are going to boss them up. They really didn’t live life like this before. All the stuff that we put them onto, they really wasn’t onto prior to us. Showing them a life that they didn’t think was possible.

Please find out more about Arsn, and do not miss out on his songs are currently available on some of the best digital music services.
Instagram – @arsn.frlr
YouTube
Spotify
Twitter – @arsnftlr

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Roddy Ricch Talks ‘Live Life Fast’, Lessons from Kanye & More with Zane Lowe: Watch https://www.8o8wave.com/roddy-ricch-talks-live-life-fast-lessons-from-kanye-more-with-zane-lowe-watch/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 06:42:27 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12461

Roddy Ricch released his sophomore album Live Life Fast last night featuring guest appearances from Future, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla Sign, Gunna, Fivio Foreign, Bibi Bourelly, Takeoff, and Alex Isley.

Today morning, his first detailed interview following the release of the album was released. The Compton rapper talked to Zane Lowe on Apple Music about his album, pressure after a successful debut LP, learning a thing or two from Kanye West and more.

“They say you make your first album and you got your whole life to make your first album. Your whole life and you talk about everything. But like with your second album, you got from your first album to your second album to make that shit and talk about mainly what went on between them two,” Roddy said about approaching his sophomore set. “If you a real artist, you ain’t just throwing shit out. It’s like you got that time. It’s like that’s really what I wanted to touch on when I’m talking about this shit. How was it from understanding where it was going to like now and really giving my fans a piece of knowledge on that and just trying to just drop certain science on them, just talk certain talk.”

The rapper said that Kanye helped change his mindset about what a “home” is and the importance of staying close to family.

 

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“It just switched my mentality on like what a house is. Like yeah, mom’s out the hood, granny out the hood, pops out the hood. Like everybody out the hood. It’s not something I got to worry about on that end. I feel like that was what I was doing before I was selfish. You know what I’m saying? Like try to make a selfish move and move myself,” he said while trying to explain how the concept of home matters to him.

“I feel like I wanted to put everybody else in a position before I ever took that step, that big step on my own. With him saying that, it kind of just brought me back to earth, like n***a, take your time. You ain’t got to necessarily move too quick. Because at the end of the day, your home, you could have a $10, $20 million house. But that s**t may not even be your home. That might start feeling like an Airbnb.”

Watch the full interview below.

 

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Video: Tory Lanez – ‘Enchanted Waterfall’ https://www.8o8wave.com/video-tory-lanez-enchanted-waterfall/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 06:39:03 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12457 Tory Lanez put out his Alone At Prom album last week to a mixed reception. It’s not that those that heard the album didn’t like it, just that the reception to Tory these days is mixed and rightfully so. Fans are split due to the Megan Thee Stallion incident, the case for which is still…]]>

Tory Lanez put out his Alone At Prom album last week to a mixed reception. It’s not that those that heard the album didn’t like it, just that the reception to Tory these days is mixed and rightfully so. Fans are split due to the Megan Thee Stallion incident, the case for which is still ongoing. Just recently, he was ordered to stand trial.

Tonight, Tory drops a video for ‘Enchanted Waterfall’, which is the LP’s intro. You can watch it below.

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Tap In With Krishi https://www.8o8wave.com/tap-in-with-krishi/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 07:49:24 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12400

Up and coming independent artist Krishi, is releasing his first expansion, ‘Through The Fire and

Flames’. After his recent single release of “Dark Love” suppressing 1M streams on all streaming

platforms, we know that this project is going to definitely MAKE the end of 2021!

Krishi, born and raised in California, began writing music for a friend a couple of years ago. It

quickly became clear that Krishi had a rare talent – he was hooked. “Once I started, I couldn’t

stop. I write about how life is going, how it’s been, how I want it to end. Whatever goes through

my head ends up on paper.” Krishi’s Hip-Hop and R&B sound style is mainly driven to help

people and move them with his art. He quotes, “I want people to listen and know they can take

hard times and turn them into something good. You can walk away with a win if you fight for it.

You’ll get it in the end.” He aimed to encourage all of us to follow our dreams and turn the dark

into the light.

‘Through the Fire and Flames’ should definitely be an EP of inspiration. It’s no surprise – the

contrast of slow, chilled tunes and fast-paced rap is catchy and addictive. Through his lyrics,

the 18-year-old muses the perils of love, success, and luxury.

 

“Music has always had a strong emotional connection with me. Music, in my opinion, brings out

the genuine feelings of speech.”

Check out Through The Fire and Flames, the project is now out on all streaming platforms!

 

IG: Krishi.otw

YouTube Channel: Krishi

TikTok: Krishi.otw

Snapchat: Krishi123

 

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Megan Thee Stallion Has ‘Something For Thee Hotties’ On New Project https://www.8o8wave.com/megan-thee-stallion-something-for-thee-hotties/ Sat, 30 Oct 2021 08:25:08 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12395 Megan Thee Stallion Something For Thee Hotties

Megan Thee Stallion has been consistently holding it down, dishing out mind blowing songs for as long as we can remember, today she has put out a new project titled ‘Something For Thee Hotties’ and it arrives just in time for Halloween.

The 21 tracks project includes songs like “Kitty Kat,” “Freakend,” “Megan’s Piano,” “Tina Snow Interlude,” and “Pipe Up.” The original tracklist which she shared days ago featured only 15 songs, the rapper added a few more just moments to the release.

“My gift to my hotties 10/29,” Megan shared on Instagram last week. “Freestyles y’all been asking for plus a few unreleased songs from my archives.”

Listen to ‘Something For Thee Hotties’ below.

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Lil Bape Sets The Tone In New EP “Zipped Up In My Tears” https://www.8o8wave.com/lil-bape-sets-the-tone-in-new-ep-zipped-up-in-my-tears/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 17:09:19 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12388 “I liked a clothing line by the name of Bathing Ape. I wore it so much; my friends begin to call me Bape which is a combination of the name.” Says Lil Bape on how he got his stage name. The 17-year-old has family ties in Philly but now resides in Atlanta. When asked why he moved this is what Lil Bape had to say, “To lock in on my music, more connections, good quality sound and to save my life.”

The music is what’s been his main focus he’s cooking up a new project that is set to release this Friday called “Zipped Up In My Tears” an EP that will be on all streaming services on October 29th. What’s next for Lil Bape? After his tape is released he hopes to sign to a major label, which he is bound to do since he can fit into any genre with his sound. Don’t believe me? Just listen to what he wants his audience to know, “I want the audience to know that though I am not just an artist. I come from the hood, but I am not a rapper, I make pop music, I am a well-rounded artist. I go against what people expect from me, my age group, my people. I am Lil Bape.” Listen to Lil Bape below!

Instagram: lilbape2418
YouTube: Lil Bape

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Nicki Nicole Drops Red Hot Album ‘Parte De Mi’ https://www.8o8wave.com/nicki-nicole-drops-red-hot-album-parte-de-mi/ Thu, 28 Oct 2021 07:24:57 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12382 Nicki Nicole Parte De Mi

Nicki Nicole has printed out the perfect blueprint with each path guaranteed to cement her legacy as the future of Argentine rap music.

The 21-year old rapper, singer and songwriter has already made a name for herself and gained millions of followers in the process, at the time of this release, she already has over 10 million happy followers on IG alone.

Today, she has shared her new studio album ‘Parte De Mi‘ featuring guest appearances from the likes of Rauw Alejandro, Mon Laferte, Dread Mar I, Bizarrap, Trueno and many others, check out the full tracklist below.

Teasing that the album will shed light on her ever-growing sound and trajectory, Nicki Nicole revealed the production of the album started two years ago and will take us to a more personal level.

“I started working on this album two years ago,” the artist revealed. ”I’m a person that really focuses on the details but is also quite insecure. So, what happens when you mix those two things is that whenever you’re working, it can end up being endless. I will focus on a track thinking ‘this can be better’ or ‘this needs to change’, and because I fixate on so many details – it always makes me question myself.”

Listen to ‘Parte De Mi’ below.

‘Parte De Mi’ Tracklist:

1 Parte de Mi – Nicki Nicole
2 Darling – Nicki Nicole
3 Sabe – Nicki Nicole, Rauw Alejandro
4 Si Vos Me Lo Pedis – Nicki Nicole
5 Pensamos – Nicki Nicole, Mon Laferte
6 Verte – Nicki Nicole, Dread Mar I, Bizarrap
7 LL (Interludio) – Nicki Nicole
8 Colocao – Nicki Nicole
9 Toa La Vida – Nicki Nicole, Mora
10 Perdido – Nicki Nicole
11 Dangerous – Nicki Nicole, Trueno, Bizarrap
12 Baby – Nicki Nicole
13 Me Has Dejado – Nicki Nicole, Delaossa
14 Mala Vida – Nicki Nicole
15 Tengo To – Nicki Nicole, Ptazeta, Snow Tha Product
16 Dame – Nicki Nicole, Tiago PZK

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Nell Burna Knows How To Keep It On The Low https://www.8o8wave.com/nell-burna-knows-how-to-keep-it-on-the-low/ Wed, 27 Oct 2021 05:28:56 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12375 Nell Burna is an artist hailing from Washington who is beyond eager to leave his mark in the music scene. This year, he took the time to invest in himself and focus on being a better person. He also has been consistently working on his music. Nell Burna has not had the easiest life. Early on, Nell Burna was in the streets early hustling to have extra money “I have been through a lot and seen a lot in my life so far,” which did not stop him from wanting to pursue his music career.

When asked who inspires his sound, Nell Burna responded “I got to say I have always been a fan of Lil Wayne hands down, but I have an old soul as well I love all genres of music, to be honest, I would listen to Immature, Mary J. Blidge, James Brown. Oldies, thanks to my mom and pops, but Lil Wayne definitely inspired me.”

Nell Burna has lots of new unreleased music that he is ready to put out and share with the world. What he is most proud of his career thus far is having opened up for 2 Chainz, Trina, and many others. He then goes on to say “I’m blessed to have been around and have family and friends in the industry, now it is my time to set the tone I work hard and wait patiently when it is my time God knows my path. His song “On The Low” featuring Xanman is one of his best songs out to date and you can listen to the track now!

Instagram: nellburna1            

YouTube Channel: NEllBURNA                   

TikTok: NELLBURNA

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demigodThandO Reflects on Overcoming His Fears As He Readies All Inclusive Debut Single https://www.8o8wave.com/demigodthando-reflects-on-overcoming-his-fears-as-he-readies-all-inclusive-debut-single/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:56:37 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12357 demigodThandO

demigodThandO is a South African rapper/singer and songwriter with a ton of unreleased music that could disrupt the normal hierarchy in the African music scene but somehow, the young talent finds himself just prepping his debut single for release.

The Zulu native started creating music back in high school with no intentions of ever releasing it but it seems destiny called in a massive way that he could not ignore.

demigodThandO has today decided to embrace destiny as he gears up both physically and mentally to take the walk to stardom.

After a brief break from social media with us waiting for the superstar to grace us with his presence for over a day, he finally came back full of excitement and totally refreshed.

😅 I’m sooo sorry… I went ghost cause I’m tryna decide which song to drop.

Honestly I knew I wanted to drop my first offering in December/January but I hadn’t decided on which one is appropriate as a first song.

Without wasting much time, we got to it before he went ghost again.

So tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m demigodThandO from South Africa. My name Thando is the Zulu word for love. 😅 I’m literally just love (in English).

Been doing music since high school without the intention of releasing or letting other people hear it. I started taking it seriously when my friends took it seriously as well, that was back in 2019.

How did growing up in South Africa has influence your music?

South African sounds and both international sounds inspire me. I look up to rappers like Stogie T (South Africa), AKA (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), and A-Reece (South Africa) to name a few.

I incorporate my language sometimes but mostly i rap/sing in English to relate to a wider variety of people. There are a few Kwaito (South African music ganre) elements into my sound from time to time. Or incorporate some Amapiano (South African House sub ganre) keys and the log drum.

Tell us about your forthcoming debut single and what it means for you as an artist?

This will be my first song. 😅 Honestly I’m super excited and nervous at the same time. I can’t explain it… A part of me is telling me to just do it you know!? Just release the song and see what happens. Another part of me is thinking what if people don’t like it?? I mean, I’m telling my own stories and trying to incorporate language that’s inclusive of everyone black/white, straight/gay… EVERYONE and I get worried at times that people will think it’s too different or just just won’t like it.

I try to use words that aren’t specific to a particular group… You, me, them, they. 😅 It gets complicated at times telling a story with multiple people and I don’t want to use names or something specific.

We think it’s amazing how you try to incorporate zulu and English to serve everyone, tell us about you style of music?

I do RnB/Soul with a bit of Afripop. And I rap and incorporate kasi rap (a South Africa specific type of hip-hop). 😅 And at times switch between the sounds, I rarely every mix the hip-hop with the singing but it’s ALWAYS amazing to rap on a beat that was meant for singing.

How would you describe your forthcoming single?

😅 Hard to explain but I guess you’ll just have to hear the music.

If I could describe it I guess I would say it’s about 60% – 7

60% – 70% rnb/sound and 30% – 40% Afripop

And the rapping is 30% – 40%melodic rap, 50% poetic (the J. Cole, Kendrick type), 10% kasi rap and Again… Hard to describe a whole style of music but yeah, that’s it. I guess the music will speak for itself.

Don’t forget to check back for when his new single drops, meanwhile, follow demigodThandO on Instagram @Vodka_me

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Soleil Unveils New Song & Video ‘Infatuated’ https://www.8o8wave.com/soleil-unveils-new-song-video-infatuated/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 11:38:59 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12368 Soleil Infatuated

Soleil has clearly been on top of her game for some time now, after serving fans with her joint album release with Smltwn EP, the talented singer/songwriter has returned with another sure hit titled ‘Infatuated’.

Speaking on the new song, she says:

“Infatuated” dives into the deep yearning people feel towards one another. “‘Infatuated’ is about meeting someone and falling for them, either in lust or love,” she continues. “An unexpected meeting that turns into thinking and dreaming about the person constantly, using your imagination to create experiences with them.”

The captivating new single arrives accompanied by a music video directed by previous collaborator, Samantha Pertusiello. The dynamic trio wrote the infectious jam of Soleil, James Murphy, and Mitch Cantor. Samson Rawls assisted in the vocal production.

Soleil yet again demonstrates that her powerful, sublime vocals over a soulful, WMG Boowie produced beat is the perfect recipe for a hit. It is impossible to listen to the track and not be “Infatuated.”

Listen below.

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Sling XO Plans Major Takeover, Talks Forthcoming Album, Staying Unique & More https://www.8o8wave.com/sling-xo-plans-major-takeover-talks-forthcoming-album-staying-unique-more/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:37:13 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12349 Sling Xo

South Africa has produced some of the best rappers in the continent over the years and from the look of things, the future of HipHop seems to be in good hands with up and coming rappers such as Sling XO.

Today, we sit with the man and future rapper of the year behind “PayDay” as he gives us an insight to what been Sling XO is all about and how he evolved from being the slingshot that fell Goliath.

Your last song was “payday”, tell us a little bit about that?

I made payday solely focused on financial stability and spreading positive vibes. my favorite part of the song is where I pray. The song is not just a cry out for money but protection and guidance from GOD.

Tell us what’s growing in (where you’re from) like and how has it impacted your music?

I’m from South Africa, Gauteng.

Born in Kempton Park and raised in Tembisa.

My love for music started on the road.
Going on family trips. My dad used to play A lot of 80s and 90s music.

I started writing poems and short stories when I was 12 then when I turned 16 I used my writing skills as therapy, being an introvert talking about certain things was hard so music was there for me and I never looked back

Where does the name SLING XO come from and how long have you gone by that?

How the name Sling XO came about

Well at first I was a slingshot.

Slingshot being the weapon David used against Goliath

David being me
Slingshot being the music
Goliath is the challenge of life

Then I felt like the name wasn’t authentic enough so I add XO

X – MIND
I – HEART

Do you have any new project in the works and when should we be expecting that?

I’m working on a project titled MIND VS HEART which explains the XO in my name.

Who and who do you wish to collaborate with in the nearest future?

My dream collaborations are

THE WEEKND, KANYE WEST, NASTY C, DRAKE, RIHANNA AND MANY MORE

I look up to KANYE WEST.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In the next 5years, I see myself as a voice of my neighborhood and the youth. I don’t want to disclose more info but yeah.

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Wild Breed Is India’s Next Big Superstar https://www.8o8wave.com/wild-breed-is-indias-next-big-superstar/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 21:02:56 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12342 Wild Breed

Wild Breed, real name Ajay Barman might just be a B.com student in Tangla but his music has found it’s way across the shores of India, setting the pace for a young star to takeover the big stage.

After falling in love with music at just 15, Wild Breed has been patiently waiting for his time to shine while pushing himself to the limit to ensure that he is mentally prepared for what’s to come.

What age and year did you decide that you wanted to do music?.

I was like 15 when I started to listen to 90’s rap songs mostly west cost raps of Tupac, Nas, Temptation, etc.. So from there I started to rap their lyrics and all.

And slowly I started to write my own lyrics and rapping on the beats from youtube.

When it comes to music, who do you look up to and aspire to be like?.

Obviously, like i mostly listen to rap music.. So for me it’ll be Indian Rapper named Ikka because I’m a big fan of his lyrics skills.. It’s like giving goosebumps with his wordplay.

When did you release your first song?.

It was last year I uploaded my first song named ‘WISH’.

The track now has over 1.5k views on YouTube alone and you can listen to it below.

Who are the top 5 artist you wish to work with?

There are many big artist with whom I wanna work.. If it comes to wish then they’ll be..’Ikka’ ‘The Khasi Bloodz’ ‘Divine’ ‘Raga’ and ‘Epr’.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Literally, I don’t want to be much famous just I want people to know me as a unique rapper.. As I want to talk with that inner thing like my lyrics should touch their heart.. Like boom💥.

Listen to some of his new tracks below and see why Wild Breed is truly India’s next star.

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Interview With VIIbez, Owner of LSD Studios in Chicago https://www.8o8wave.com/interview-with-viibez-owner-of-lsd-studios-in-chicago/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:28:24 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12337 There have always been particular occupations and responsibilities that cater to specific genders. Women are seldom involved in the creative process in the music industry, but Brianna Roberts, AKA VIIbez, vowed to not be at the mercy of anybody while pursuing a career in music. She’s the owner of LSD Music Production Studios in Chicago, where she connects the dots and oversees the operations of the facility.

I am determined, charismatic, a people person, a little shy but a whole vibe,” VIIbez said in a recent interview. “I am a kind hearted person and I am always looking to balance the scales. I pride myself on doing good business.”

VIIbez began her career as an engineer and was well-known across Chicago. Her inability to break into the fold for one reason or another, however, forced her to change course.

I used to go around to open mics and concerts to get clients to come to my studio,” VIIbez said. “As I grew, I started hiring the best of the best of engineers. Now I no longer engineer, and I just run the business side of the studio.”

She applied to a number of studios but was turned down because she was a woman. She didn’t wait for a miracle, so she got a job as a driver for Uber, a prominent ride-hailing service, and saved up enough money to create her own studio. She then took it a step further by designing and creating her own studio space from the ground up. Lil Zay Osama, Polo G, Kid Laroi, G Herbo, Calboy, Lil Reese, Lil Bibby, DJ L, JTk, and others have all performed at LSD Music Production Studios since it began for business.

In this industry I feel like majority of the time all you hear are no’s,” she said. “But that tenacity is what gets you through and if you have that, you can succeed at anything.”

VIIbez’s career has been nothing short of inspiring as one of the few women who own and operate a full-fledged music studio in Chicago and the United States. Her tenacity, charm, and business savvy were all assets that helped her maintain her composure in an otherwise frightening field. VIIbez oversees the day-to-day operations of LSD Music Production Studios, while the engineers she has employed handle all of the studio’s creative endeavors. The studio has been home to numerous underground, aspiring, and signed musicians from Chicago for the past four years.

One of the everyday problems VIIbez has is overcoming the scrutiny that comes with being a woman in business, but she stays unfazed and committed to her goals. “Everyone tried to persuade me out of opening my own studio, but now I’m running a six-figure operation. Even now, I receive a lot of criticism from men and women about how I do things, but I manage to improve year after year,” she confessed.

VIIbez envisions herself giving back to her community and becoming a well-known philanthropist in the coming years. One of her goals is to establish a scholarship for Chicago’s young creatives to keep them away from the city’s dangerous streets. “I aim to provide the same mentorship and healing via music that I got as a child to the young. “I also aim to give tools that will allow a lot of unknown talent to get their thoughts and songs heard,” she said. One of her long-term ambitions is to grow to other locations and make LSD the place where musical aspirations come true.

VIIbez feels that her determination and never-say-never attitude have gotten her this far, and she wants everyone who reads or hears her tale to emulate those traits.

On the official website, you can learn more about Brianna Roberts, AKA VIIbez, and her work at LSD Studios.

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Jeda Voice Shares His Musical Inspirations https://www.8o8wave.com/jeda-voice-shares-his-musical-inspirations/ Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:44:45 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12329

Meet Jeda Voice! The artist is from the Inland Empire and is putting his county on the map! His sound is different from the rest because it feels edgy and different. Jeda Voice started off his music career from an early age when he wrote his first poem in elementary school.

When asked what his goals are when it comes to his music career, Jeda Voice responded, “My goals are to be a great businessman and also reach people who feel like me, I believe we all are a reflection of each other.”

Jeda Voice is inspired by artist like The-Dream, Kanye West, T-Pain, Rico Love, Devante Swing, Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz, and Maxwell. He is an independent artist and is signed to my own label “8th Moon” where he takes his craft to the next level.

A huge accomplishment of his was going viral on SoundCloud reaching over one million streams. An impact that he hopes to make is to make music that is relatable while still sharing his truth with his listeners. He has a lot of new music on the way, and you can listen to some of his recentmusic blow!

Instagram: @jedavoice

 

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Ashanti Reveals Plan to Re-Record Her Debut Album https://www.8o8wave.com/ashanti-reveals-plan-to-re-record-her-debut-album/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:54:06 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12324 Ashanti

After more than 20 years in the game, Ashanti announced that she has finally repossessed her masters and for her first move, she plans to re-record her debut album.

“It’s so surreal,” Ashanti said about finally obtaining her masters during an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show. “I have an amazing legal team, and I got my first record deal when I was 14 years old, so understanding and seeing how things have changed so much from then to now and conceptually understanding what you’re singing is so imperative, it’s so important nowadays. The fact that I’ll be able to re-record my first album, and put everything together.”

“It’s so humbling. It is such an honor. I’m so grateful,” Ashanti told Hall. “It’s such a blessing, you know, the fact that we are still here, we’re living through a pandemic, and these blessings are still coming in, it just makes me so happy again, so humbled, and such a believer.”

The singer is not the first artist to re-record a previous album after regaining her masters, Taylor Swift recently re-recorded her album Fearless. Ashanti revisited the moment she recently reunited with her ex-boyfriend Nelly onstage during the Fat Joe-Ja Rule VERZUZ event.

“I really didn’t expect it, I didn’t know he was gonna be there, honestly,” she told Hall about the encounter. “So when I saw him kind of coming across the stage, I was just like, ‘Oh…’ and it was so weird because we haven’t seen or spoken to each other for over six years… so it was a weird feeling.”

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The Weather Station Releases Deluxe Edition of ‘Ignorance’ https://www.8o8wave.com/the-weather-station-releases-deluxe-edition-of-ignorance/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:36:51 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12320 The Weather Station Ignorance

The Weather Station has shared the deluxe edition of her new album ‘Ignorance’featuring live versions of some songs on the original album as well as new songs, “Look” and “Better Now.” A 2xLP set for the project is set to arrive on November 19 via Fat Possum.

You can now stream the deluxe as well as the new songs “Look” and “Better Now” on digital streaming platforms. Speaking on one of the songs, ‘Better Now,’ she said:

“I wrote ‘Better Now’ in Banff, Alberta, in stolen moments as I was teaching songwriting and writing for myself,” Tamara Lindeman said in a statement. “It’s all just true; the mountains, the piano, the first line, the pain of being hurt and the joy of being alright anyways.”

Ignorance was also shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, which ultimately went to Cadence Weapon for Parallel Worlds. Lindeman and her band resume their North American tour in November; they hit Europe in Spring 2022.

Speaking on the new deluxe, The Weather Station says:

“Whenever you make anything, you have to leave things out; it’s a critical part of the process, but a painful one nonetheless. I’m glad to have the opportunity to revisit the paths not taken, and allow some of them out after all; quiet versions of songs that were redirected into rhythm, two of the songs we recorded but left off the album, and some live versions of the songs that have come to be since the recording.”

“It has been overwhelming to have this album be so lovingly received, and it is wonderful to have the space to release more of it into the world.”

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G-Eazy Releases New Album ‘These Things Happen Too’ https://www.8o8wave.com/g-eazy-releases-new-album-these-things-happen-too/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:55:08 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12166 G-Eazy album release

Update(Friday, 24 September): After months of anticipation, G-Eazy has finally shared his new highly awaited album ‘These Things Happen Too’. The album features 19 songs with guest appearances from Lil Wayne, YG, Anthony Hamilton, Ty Dolla $ign, E40, Demi Lovato, and many more. Listen below.

Tracklist:

1. These Things Happen Too
2. When You’re Gone ft. Lil Wayne
3. Instructions ft. YG
4. Christoph’s Interlude
5. Wanna Be Myself
6. Everything Is Everything ft. Goody Grace
7. Origami
8. Solar Eclipse
9. I, Me & Myself
10. Now & Later ft. E-40, DaBoii, & Shootergang Kony
11. Speed
12. Breakdown ft. Demi Lovato
13. Faithful ft. Marc E. Bassy
14. Wicked Game ft. Devon Baldwin
15. Bad Bad News!
16. No More ft. Ty Dolla $ign
17. Running Wild (Tumblr Girls 2) ft. Kossisko
18. Time ft. Matthew Schultz
19. Gerald ft. Anthony Hamilton

Original Article (September 8):

G-Eazy has announced a September 24th release date for his forthcoming studio album ‘These Things Happen Too’. The news comes with the release of his new song titled ‘The Announcement’, taken off the album.

The album will serve as the follow-up to “The Beautiful & Damned” album which was dropped way back in 2017. The project is a sequel to his 2014’s project “These Things Happen.” “I know it’s been a long, long time…” he wrote.

Eazy has also shared a video for the new song which seems to be some sort of intro to the new album. The rapper previously served us with the music video for his song “Back To What You Knew”, he also recently linked up with Kossisko for ‘Running Wild (Tumblr Girls pt 2)’. Check it out here.

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See The Moment Rihanna and Tems Met For The First Time https://www.8o8wave.com/see-the-moment-rihanna-and-tems-met-for-the-first-time/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:21:43 +0000 https://www.8o8wave.com/?p=12311 Rihanna tems

Nigerian songstress Temilade Openiyi, mostly known as Tems has made quite a name for herself in the last couple of months, the singer today got the opportunity to meet Rihanna for the first time. Tems manager captured the two superstars as they embraced and took photos and shared a video of the meetup on social media.

Riri and Tems met at an event promoting Rihanna’s latest Savage x Fenty collection. Tems is currently on tour in the United States, the singer in recent times featured on Wizkid’s hit track “Essense” which is wildly referred to as the song of the summer. Tems also featured on Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album.

Rihanna tems

Last week, she released her latest EP, If Orange Was A Place. It is still unknown whether the two will collaborate in the future, as of now, Rihanna is focused on her Fenty line, although it is rumored that she is prepping a reggae album.

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