Parkway’s Video For “Demons” Is Seriously Trippy

Parkway‘s dark new video for “Demons” embodies a secretive element in its minimalistic sonic capabilities and aesthetic. While he strolls an empty parking garage and raps to the camera, a hurricane of effects by Henry C continuously roll throughout the scenes. The effects help to mesmerize the viewer and will leave you visually disoriented as well as sonically pleased.

BIO
Parkway hails from Northern Virginia and has been a mainstay of the rap scene for quite some time. Known for his unique aesthetic and creative visuals, he continues to build a steady buzz as people become transfixed with his identity.
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Maimouna Youssef (Mumu Fresh) Debuts NPR Tiny Desk Concert With Special Guest Black Thought

“Maimouna is a very special and unique artist.  From the first time I heard her I thought, man this woman is really going to impact music and do something groundbreaking that touches and moves people ”  Common

Since receiving a Grammy nomination for her vocal contributions to The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right,” the Baltimore born and DC raised singer, emcee, songwriter, activist, musical healer and cultural philanthropist  Maimouna Youssef (AKA Mumu Fresh) has been making huge waves as both a solo and accompanying artist across a diverse spectrum of mediums.

Outside of her well developed relationship with The Roots (Mumu has traveled worldwide with the group; and also just finished a tour with Common), Mumu lent her vocals to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s group project Chasing Goosebumps and she also received a co-writing credit on Common’s “The Day Women Took Over” from his Black America Again LP.  Most recently she released a full length project, Vintage Babies, (2017) with producer DJ Dummy; who also serves as musical director for J. Cole and accompanies Mumu’s Tiny Desk performance as well.  Vintage Babies featured appearances from Common, TDE’s SIR & Malik Yusef. Later this year, Mumu will release a new project with Grammy Award Winning producer 9thWonder & The Soul Council entitled, Been Here Before, which will feature Rapsody & Musiq SoulChild among others.

Mumu has also branched out into film and television, lending an unforgettable performance on Dave Chappelle’s hip-hop documentary Block Party, making a cameo appearance in the 2017 hit movie Girls Trip and contributed soundtrack work to OWN Network’s Queen Sugar, “Contradiction’s Maze,”where she collaborated with Oddisee. Further, Mumu’s “Roll On Sista” has also been featured on a national advertising campaign from Ford Motor Company.

No stranger to the “Tiny Desk” stage, as she joined August Greene (Common, Karriem Riggins & Robert Glasper) in late February of this year for a performance that went viral, she kicks off her set with “Ink Pata,” this ode to powerful women and cultural ancestry pays homage to Native Americans spiritual rituals of old and spoke in the Lakota language and then transitions sublimely into “Miracle.” Say My Name” is a tribute to Sandra Bland and many other women whose voices dare to be heard and whose stories haunt us all until we remember their names.  The performance concludes by coming full circle, as Black Thought and Mumu premiere a new and still untitled track that was specifically written for Tiny Desk.  “It was a blessing getting to rock with someone near and dear to me” Thought commented.

“I’ve been a fan of the powerful work NPR has been doing for years and the Tiny Desk concert series has always secretly been on my bucket list” Mumu exclaimed.  “I actually wrote it on my vision board this past New Year’s Eve while I was making my new year’s resolutions, so this is a beautiful manifestation come true to be able to rock on the Tiny Desk stage with my partner DJ Dummy; not once but twice this year!  The icing on the cake, Black Thought is my special guest. Of all the people in the world, Black Thought, who happens to be one of the greatest lyricists on the planet and the first MC I had the honor of touring and becoming Grammy nominated with, happily agreed to be my special guest. The spirit was high in the room, the impact was felt and history was undeniably made. It’s a blessing that I’m forever grateful for.”

There’s so much on the horizon for Mumu Fresh and this unforgettable NPR Tiny Desk concert is just a chapter in her great adventure.

For More Information:

https://twitter.com/maimounayoussef

https://twitter.com/blackthought

https://www.instagram.com/mumufresh/

http://maimounayoussef.com/

Gashi Releases Two new Tracks and Accompanying Video for “Youtube Comments” and “Empty Inside”

 

Deeply personal, “YouTube Comments” reflects on actual comments from GASHI’s YouTube page, which shines a light on cyber bullying and the effects of the Internet and social media on one’s emotions. Through these songs, which address the issues head-on, GASHI shows that anyone can experience cyber bullying, but that you can persevere and overcome. If you wrote one of the comments used in the lyrics of “YouTube Comments,” GASHI wants to hear from you. Visit www.ihategashi.com to claim your songwriting credit.

GASHI on releasing “YouTube Comments” and “Empty Inside”: “These two songs mean a lot to me because ‘YouTube Comments’ gives me the opportunity to let the cyberbullies know that I no longer care what they think or have to say and when you listen it makes you think twice about caring about what other people think of you. ‘Empty Inside’ is the first song where I’m not rapping, I’m singing the entire song, so I’m excited for my fans to hear this other side of me.”

Directed by Shomi Patwary (A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, The Weeknd), the cinematic visual was shot in Los Angeles.

“YouTube Comments” and “Empty Inside” follow the release of GASHI’s “Blame It On the Bag,” “Used To Be” and “No No No,” of which the latter was featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” billboard in Times Square upon release. The track has been streamed over 6 million times worldwide and has appeared on Spotify’s Hot Rhythmic and Most Necessary playlists.

Currently on his European headlining tour, GASHI has previously released other standout tracks including, “Turn Me Down,” “24 Hours” and his breakout hit “Disrespectful,” which have collectively garnered over 100 million streams worldwide.

With outlets like XXL calling GASHI “a multi-talented artist,” Pigeons and Planes proclaiming “he’s been on a roll,” and VIBE declaring “…on his way to the major leagues….there’s no stopping GASHI now” he is fortifying the groundwork to be one of music’s breakout stars in 2018.

 

“YouTube Comments”:

Multi: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/applemusic

Itunes: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/itunes

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/spotify

Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/az

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/googleplay

YouTube: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/youtube

SoundCloud: http://smarturl.it/YTcomments/soundcloud

 

“Empty Inside”:

Multi: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/applemusic

Itunes: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/itunes

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/spotify

Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/az

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/googleplay

YouTube: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/youtube

SoundCloud: http://smarturl.it/EmptyInside/soundcloud

 

 

BG Tha Plug & Money Makin Day Link Up For “Bags” Official Music Video

BG Tha Plug & Money Makin Day just released their official visual for “Bags” which appears on BG’s latest project, 5 Days No Plays’ produced by Jay Feddy.

BG Tha Plug is a rapper originally from Cobb County, Smyrna, Georgia. His name comes from his street name, Blue Gunna and his personality is described as straightforward, and he is known as a stand-up guy. 

BG first got into music in the 6th grade after he bought a mic and began recording over Youtube samples and would remix popular songs and upload to MySpace. In 9th grade, BG purchased a computer and learned how to record himself. It wasn’t until 2013 that BG got serious about his craft and started networking in various studios throughout Atlanta.

In 2016, BG and his brother, CP Tha Plug formed the group, Tha Plug Bros and they now own a record label, Tha Plug Entertainment LLC and have released several singles and projects online.

BG currently has 2 solo mixtapes, ‘Young N’ Original’ which was released in 2017 and ‘5 Days No Plays’ which was released earlier this year. He’s currently working on releasing visuals from his latest project and is working on a new 13 track project, ‘Forever BG’ which will be executive produced by DMV based producer, Jay Feddy and is expected to release in September.

In addition to being an artist, BG Tha Plug is a diabetic and is striving to bring more awareness towards the illness and is organizing several community events for kids with the disease.

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