After a very lengthy break away from the music scene, California’s singer/songwriter NINO WES make a strong return with single, ‘Last Call’, featuring upcoming artist Denver.
Released on New Year’s Eve, the hyped-up hip-hop/R&B joint, produced by DJ EZ Money sees in 2022 with a massive bang and may well be a party staple for those blazing summer months ahead.
An award-winning artist, who has produced irresistibly smooth afterhours tracks, Nino Wes was last featured on the blog back in 2018 with track, ‘Issalright’, Now he’s back, working on a podcast discussing music and life and also planning on releasing a trail of music through the year…so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the blog, as this guy is at the top of his game!
Lifted from her new seven-track album titled ‘Love hard’, California R&B singer SIMONE TELEASE presents single, ‘Do you?’ produced prod by Pdub The Producer.
Speaking of her latest release, Simone says: “This song is a tale of best friends turned lovers gone wrong. When I first began this project, I flew back home to Oakland, California. I was hoping to draw inspiration from this man I was madly in love with. This project was supposed to come from a good place. We were best friends turned lovers, and I just knew he would be my happily ever after.
We literally had been close friends since high school. He took me to my very first prom, and I had my very first slow dance with him. There was a lot of history there. A couple months later after I returned back to Atlanta, he ended up ripping my heart to shreds when He ghosted me and got a girlfriend. He didn’t even have the nerve to tell me, I had to find out through social media, and that’s what really broke my heart. So I texted him and told him goodbye forever and that at this point, we cant even be friends anymore..but, as much as I hate to say it, I still miss him, and I guess he will always have a special place in my heart.”
Be sure to check out Simone’s album ‘Love Hard’ on your favourite music provider…but for now, wrap your ears around ‘Do You?’ below…
California rapper WALLIE THE SENSEI continues his recent hot streak with a luxurious, emotional new single, ‘Lamb,’ out yesterday (18th June) on Capitol Records. The track is featured on Wallie’s new mixtape, Golden Child, out 2nd July.
The lush throwback finds Wallie effortlessly singing over a buttery beat, showcasing his one-of-a-kind flow and knack for incisive lyrics about his rise from hustling street grinder to global rap star.
‘Lamb’ comes alongside an extended run of excellence for Wallie, who dropped the low-key summertime anthem, ’03 Flow,’ in late May. The track also follows Wallie’s team-up with Detroit talent 42 Dugg on the enthralling remix of Wallie’s own hit single ‘Scandalous.’
Since the release of Wallie the Sensei’s No Love EP at the beginning of 2020, he’s quickly become a West Coast artist to watch. Respect magazine praised the ‘Scandalous’ video for showcasing Compton’s “camaraderie, hustle, and rawness,” while Rosecrans Ave highlighted Wallie’s storytelling abilities, saying he is “providing guidance to those who come after” with his pain-stricken tales. After the hit of the ‘Scandalous’ remix, Wallie the Sensei’s proved that his skyrocketing success is no fluke.
‘Lamb’ is poised to reach even more open-minded listeners. It’s an anthem for hustling Cali natives and anyone who craves a little bit of glow-up magic. Check out the video for the track below…
After the soon to be USC graduate woke up in the hospital with a broken heart from a break-up and hit-by-car-related-injuries, Jake McEvoy (AKA KID HASTINGS) immediately knew he had to write a song. The following day, he wrote Off Guard’ to make sense of whatever metaphor was being thrown at him, and the result is a melodic, indie, upbeat tune encouraging you to sing along and take life less seriously.
The accompanying video speaks to these surreal moments of life, and what better way to come to terms with absurdity than to embody it. Filled with over-saturated scenes of cow costumes and LA-river-fishing escapades, the video allows viewers to take any impact they want as they become intoxicated with the incomprehensible. Check it out below….
Following her debut appearance on the blog with single, ‘For One,’ featuring rapper Freddie Gibbs, promising R&B upriser, JOYCE WRICE returns with her highly anticipated debut album ‘Overgrown’ released via Sony Music’s The Orchard.
Executive produced by 2021 “Song of the Year”’ GRAMMY Award winner and 2021 Golden Globe Award-nominated producer D’Mile (H.E.R., Victoria Monet, The Carters), Wrice’s 14-track Overgrown LP includes notable appearances by Lucky Daye, Masego, Freddie Gibbs, UMI, Kaytranada, Westside Gunn, and Devin Morrison as well as previously released tracks ‘So So Sick’ and ‘Falling in Love,’ the latter of which was just featured on Lucky Daye’s Table For Two duets EP alongside songs by the likes of YEBBA, Tiana Major9, Mahalia, Ari Lennox, and Queen Naija.
Known for her sweet lyrics and distinct tone, Wrice delivers a more mature and assured sound throughout ‘Overgrown’, which finds the songstress showcasing her impressive vocal range and songwriting prowess among an all-star set of esteemed R&B and hip-hop collaborators. From upbeat standout ‘Falling in Love’ with Lucky Daye, to smooth and confident soul jam ‘Addicted,’ to the more laid back vibes of ‘Must Be Nice’ featuring Masego and title track ‘Overgrown,’ Wrice’s classically modern sound and perspective resonates with her generation
Wrice’s ‘Overgrown’ possesses all the toe-curling ingredients of the old good 90’s R&B fused with distinctive modern sounds, reminiscent of Amerie’s 2002 debut album, ‘All I Have’. Check out ‘Overgrown below plus songs recommendations:
Must Listens: Falling In Love, Must Be Nice, So So Sick, That’s On You, Overgrown