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Published on September 4th, 2020 | by Shayna Clark




Ruante is a R&B artist from Detroit. His first single “Can I be honest” was a personal song that many related to! The success of “Can I be honest” led him to open up “Coats 4 Kids” which is an annual coat drive put on by FM 98 WJLB in Detroit for less fortunate families. Ruantes sound can be described as a 90’s tone with a new age bounce. His latest song “Walls” gives off those feels! “Walls” sets the mood for you and your lover. The beat engages your senses and the melody lines allow you to get lost in the music. Turn down the lights and turn the music up! Ruante says he in the process of gathering beats and concepts for hid first upcoming EP! Be on the lookout for more visuals and new songs! 



BLVCKSØUL is an award winning Producer, Engineer, & Guitarist from Philadelphia. He began his dedication to music with guitar, which he’s been playing since he was 12. Now 25, BLVCKSØUL has established himself as Producer and Engineer. His early work earned him awards from Temple University for Outstanding Production, as well as Outstanding Service to Belltower Music, Temple University’s Record Label. BLVCKSØUL’s signature sound can be described as a mix between Niles Rodgers and Metro Boomin, with influences ranging from The Ohio Players to Pantera, and so much more. With “JORDAN” we see BLVCKSØUL team up with frequent collaborator Ghostmamba to deliver a certified bop that channels the energy of one of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan. “JORDAN” is the first single from the pair’s upcoming collaboration, which BLVCKSØUL is executive producing. Check out “JORDAN” and look out for more heat from BLVCKSØUL + Ghostmamba soon!



Steve Young is a rapper who was born and raised in Washington Heights. Inspired by his own life events, he began writing music at the age of 16 as a form of self therapy. He formed his own label “Real Famm Records” and later signed a distribution deal. Steve Young delivers us raw and brutally honest lyrics over New York’s new drill sounds. On his new Ep “Son Of a Gun” Steve raps over frantic beats on songs like “Hit Something” where young opens a window to the realities of street life in his neighborhood Washington Heights.





Blaze (A.K.A Young Fuego) is a Jamaican born and  raised in North Amityville, NY. At the age of 6, blaze started getting into music, learning how to play multiple instruments while writing songs. Blaze displays his versatility in his music like on his new single ‘Wine for me’. It’s one of those sounds in his arsenal that have coined as “NuReggae”. A smooth acoustic reggae vibe, with new age 808s. Artist Blaze says the concept behind the ‘Wine for me’ track is geared towards the Jamaican nightlife. He also says you can expect ‘Wine for me’ pt 2 to drop very soon, along with more singles, creative content, and ultimately, a full length project.



MikeNice is a rising independent artist coming out of the Bronx, NY, whose unique blend of hip hop and Afrobeats is beginning to make waves. Drawing on his family’s Ghanaian roots and the ups and downs of growing up in the Bronx, MikeNice presents listeners with a captivating hybrid of the American rap and African-Music genres that is equal parts foreign, familiar, and fun. Drawing on inspiration and studying the business practices of American artists like Michael Jackson and Kanye West,  as well as Ghanaian artists like Shatta Wale, MikeNice began honing in on his sound in 2017. The idea for the song “Pepper Dem” came through what he likes to call the “Spiritual Vibe”. That when he listens to the beat and the words and flow start coming to him.  Right when he heard the beat he immediately thought about the spice and sauce that the beat brought so automatically the title “Pepper Dem” came to mind. As he progressed with the song he felt it needed the extra flavor so he reached out to one of Ghana’s current trending Artist and it was a banger from there.  Right now MikeNice is currently working on his first mixtape. It’s going to be a blend of vibes from Afro-Hip Hop To Afro-R&B. He’s hoping to really deliver the AfroFusion energy and lay down the foundation for himself and his brand.



Esco Corleone is an artist coming out of Irvington, NJ. With influences like Nas, Esco was motivated to start making music. With mixtapes dating from 2013 Corleone says “I felt like people needed to hear what I had to say”.  Esco has dropped many mixtapes on SoundCloud but his latest album ‘WWPD’ (What Would Pablo Do) is more personal.  Esco starts off the project with track ‘Pablo flow pt 2’ which was a reintroduction for himself. He states “they finally tapped in”. With the collaboration of producer Noi$e ‘WWPD’ is set to make waves in and out of Jersey.  All in all, Esco is dedicating the next few months to bringing us dope visuals from album ‘WWPD’ which is streaming on all platforms.



Rapper, O.Z the Hit Maker recently dropped his latest album ”Return of the King.” In the first two days Hit Maker got over 1,000,000 streams in the first two days independently. O.Z is a North Carolina based artist in Durham Nc, born in Newark Nj. He has repeatedly gone viral several times via Facebook platform with videos standing strong at 19,000,000 + views. This artist is becoming a fan favorite with his witty, clever, diverse concepts and wildly known for his patent fast flow. O.Z is currently looking to take his career to newer heights and show the world his talents and gifts. When we asked, what are these new heights you speak of? His reply was, “I think the industry should prepare for lyrical domination.”



Poppy Morg is a talented emcee with a classic feel born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Since his first release in 2012, DTG, Poppy has been making a name for himself with a steady stream of well-received singles and projects. With his raspy vocals and golden-era bars over soulful production, Poppy Morg always comes with a classic New York vibe. He stands out by being unafraid to address real issues in the community such as women’s empowerment, HIV awareness, and justice reform. One of the highlights so far in Poppy’s career was in 2017 when he got the chance to open up for legendary New York emcee, Joell Ortiz. The response from the crowd and from Ortiz himself cemented that he was on the right path and provided additional motivation to keep pushing. Poppy’s latest project, Farewell, that dropped in July is the perfect introduction for new listeners. The project features his signature calm flow, distinct voice, and a wealth of nostalgic production and soulful samples that’ll have you reminiscing on the good old days with tracks like “Sandbox Bros” and “Hold it Down.”  Along with the project comes the visual for the standout track “Don’t Let Them Tell You No,” featuring Poppy Morg on the infamous White Plains Road delivering motivating lyrics aimed at empowering women to reach their fullest potential. Poppy Morg is a refreshing, thought-provoking voice in today’s music landscape, and definitely one to keep an eye on.



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