Atlanta’s own Ke$hun a.k.a. 32 Baby releases his latest single entitled “Hundred Rounds”, distributed by Equity Distribution. The 20 year old Atlantian has been making strides in the music industry and with the release of Hundred Rounds it shows why!
The new single speaks volumes to the real life of many gen z and millennials, with a catchy hook and melodic cadences the record will definitely captivate the listener. Hundred Rounds tells the story of survival for the everyday rap artist and person trying to make it out their current situation by any means necessary based on the conditions of ones environment. With so many things rappers deal with in an everyday setting it’s not new to hear words speaking of protection against ones adversaries.
Ke$hun is considered to be a street poet bringing melodic harmonies and bars together to create a fluent trapish music sound. Coming from the hit TV show on Lifetime, The Rap Game, by Jermaine Dupri, Ke$hun has continued to prove himself in the music industry and bring forth the same success as rap counter part Mulatto. Ke$hun is the front runner for his BMV or Big Money Visions brand hailing from Atlanta, Ga. producing some the highest quality merch, and experiences for its audience. Since its creation Ke$hun has showcased the brand on national television to millions worldwide!Ke$hun is more than just about penning and performing a few well written lines.
WERC crew has teamed up with Red Bull to share a one-of-a-kind music experience.
2 Artists, 2 Stages, 1 Winner Decided by the Audience. Atlanta-based independent record label, management, and multi-media company, Love Renaissance (LVRN) pit their shining stars against each other on Tuesday, November 30 as Red Bull SoundClash stops in ATL with a battle between Shelley FKA DRAM and Westside Boogie!
Join them, their handpicked special guests, and LVRN power players at The Eastern as Shelley and Westside Boogie push their creative limits in order to win over the audience. Hosted by J1 with an opening set by DJ Princess Cut. Tickets start at $20, buy yours now!
After suffering a few major losses in the past year, Atlanta artist Bleu Capone puts his pain into words. The artist releases his first solo project since 2019 entitled “Bleucifer 2″ which is the sequel to his 2019 project. He released his first single “XXX” a few weeks earlier to great buzz. The project is reminiscent of early trap music with nods to his fallen friends. Capone linked with some of Atlanta’s best rising stars for features including DG Russo, Cluu, Dre60, and Richey to place their finishing touches on the project. Listen above to”Bleucifer 2″.
On Thursday, October 22, SHEEN Magazine hosted the 7th Annual SHEEN Magazine private screening on FOX SOUL and a live after-party at the Sheraton Hotel in beautiful downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Celebrity guests who walked the “Red Carpet” were treated to explosive performances and experienced unparalleled networking at the exclusive after-party.
Special guests who walked the “Red Carpet” includes Kimberly Chapman (Founder of SHEEN Magazine/Producer of the SHEEN Awards), FOX SOUL Executive Lee Bowen, David Prince Conley (Flutist and Founding Member of Multi-Platinum R & B Group Surface), Cast Member of BMF and Hip Hop Artist LiL Zane, Ricky Dillard (Multi-Grammy Nominated/Steller Award Winner), Steller Award Winner/Dove Nominee Gospel Singer Keith Wonderboy Johnson, TC Carson (Actor Formerly of Living SIngle), Gary with da Tea (Air Personality on the Rickey Smiley Show/Dish Nation), James Worthy (Multi-Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter), Javon Johnson (Actor on Tyler Perry’s The Oval), D. Bottz (Multi-Grammy Nominated Producer/Musician, Rothstein Beatz (Influencer/Producer), and many more.
North Carolina-born neo-soul artist Cyanca has been making waves way ahead of her forthcoming sophomore EP Fast Times, which will follow up 2017’s The Isle of Queens and 2019’s I’m Staying Home. In her music, Cyanca aims to exemplify Blackness, soul, and to pay homage to her Southern roots as well as continuing to root for Black women. Growing up in Smithfield, North Carolina, Cyanca attended Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, where at a young age she often played drums, keys, and organ. Residing with her grandparents, the family lived off well water and didn’t have a dryer, so she learned to hang her clothes on the line, among many other survival skills. Cyanca studied music at UNC Greensboro, adding a formal education to her training in church as well as training from her dad while riding around in his Volkswagen Beetle listening to hip-hop like A Tribe Called Quest.
Since moving to Charlotte in 2016, the artist has continued to build on the success of her hit song “New Phone, Who Dis?” and the excellent I’m Staying Home single “Patti Mayonnaise.” The former is objectively her most popular hit song that put her on the national radar, and which currently has more than 1.6 million streams on Spotify. Cyanca has been covered with much adoration in Bitch, Queen City Nerve, and Teen Vogue.
Now living between Charlotte and Atlanta, Cyanca signed with label Infinite Companion in 2020, under which she’ll release her forthcoming Fast Times EP, which drops on September 10, 2021. Similar to her being influenced by Nickelodeon TV show Doug for 2019’s repeat-worthy “Patty Mayonnaise,” the new five-track Fast Times project has a throwback vibe that references films Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the EP’s title, and Dirty Dancing with the first single. Of the “Dancing Dirty” single, Cyanca says:
“Prom in high school was not ideal. My school was so strict that you couldn’t dance a certain way or even dress a certain way. I wanted to create my ideal high school experience through music where individuals can express themselves without interference or regulation. No rules, just vibes.”
The second single “PB&J (Jammy Jam)” is a tranquil, downtempo joint that’s perfect for any “Chill Hop”-style playlist. Cyanca says the track is like “when a group of friends link to partake in snuggling, movies, and munchies with the intention of spending the night listening to our faves. This is PB&J: Pajamas Booze & Jams”
Cyanca’s slightly raspy, warm, and inviting vocals glide over gorgeous, complex, at times futuristic production. While her sound is completely distinct, fans of soul singers like Ari Lennox, NAO, Jamila Woods, and Erykah Badu will love to devour the new artist’s new Fast Times, as well as her entire catalog, which consistently demonstrates songs of quality over quantity.
Atlanta artist Yung Yo is back with another hustler sermon for the streets. After taking a break to work on his craft, the Rarebreed Records artist released his no feature EP entitled “448”. Listen above and see what you think.
Black Writers Weekend’s hybrid experience will stream online and take place in the Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta, GA from Thursday, June 10th to Sunday, June 13th, 2021. The festival which is powered by AAMBC Inc has amplified black creative voices for over 13 years through literacy programs and events furthermore contributing to the elevation of Black excellence.
Celebrating and acknowledging black creators that have paved the way for future authors and filmmakers, has always been the goal for CEO and founder of Black Writers Weekend, Tamika Newhouse. This year she has curated an impactful schedule of events with new talents from publishing and film. Amazon KDP will present a creative workshop on reaching more readers on Goodreads. The weekend will feature workshops from Dame Write Originals, In the Cut LA, and talks with artists such as Shanicia Boswell, Erika Bryant, Dwight Buckner, and features dozens of Black writers who will participate in a collective book signing called Lit Crawl at Refugee Coffee and Constellations co-working space.
After streaming virtually in 2020, Black Writers Weekend returns to its home in Atlanta for this year’s 3-day experience. The event will be hosted in the Historic Sweet Auburn District, marking the organization’s 13th anniversary and the eighth time celebrated in Atlanta.
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