New Music Video: I Can’t – Dutch ReBelle

As she gets ready to launch #TheBangBangExperience kickstarter campaign, hot spitter DUTCH REBELLE dropped some fiery visuals to her track, ‘Can’t Wait’, taken from her EP, ‘No Stems.’

Starting tomorrow, the interactive campaign gives upcoming artists a chance to collaborate with the 2014 winner of Boston Music Award (Hip-Hop). Music lovers can receive an exclusive link to her forthcoming album ‘ BANG BANG’, a signed copy of the CD and exclusive merchandise.

Head right here for more details about the campaign…but before you head off, check out the video to ‘Can’t Wait.’

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Interview with: Jai Love

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She poured all of her emotions through her debut offerings, L.O.V.E – and it paid off !!! The five track production is one of the most popular albums here on NEW LEASE MUSIC, earning this R&B/hip-hop songstress a place in the interview seat. I think it’s high time we get to know her…

NLM: You released your debut EP L.O.V.E (Letters Of Various Emotions) earlier this year. Describe the story behind the project?

Jai Love: My story behind my EP L.O.V.E is everything I have experience in life. From being hurt in a relationship to grinding for my family. It’s just the story of my life.

NLM: What’s the reception on the mixtape since its release?

Jai Love: Oh my gosh! Everyone loves it. I honestly did not think I would receive so much love from it but I did.

NLM: What’s your favorite track on the EP and why?

Jai Love: My favorite track would have to be Love because it’s something I am actively dealing with. For many years I have been hurt, lied to, cheated on, mislead, and used, so for those reasons I almost gave up on relationships. Holding in too many emotions really just keeps you down. I am a very private person, therefore, only speaking with close friends and family about my struggles with love but when I finally wrote that song I absolutely felt a sense of release. I understand now that it takes a lot of patience to love and because of that I’m at a peaceful place in my life, I realize that it will eventually come.

 

NLM: Let’s take a look into your early life…what did you do before getting involved in the music industry?

Jai Love: My early life was normal, I attended school while working a 40hr 9 to 5 job but I can never say I wasn’t doing music. Because even with everything I had going, I was still writing and recording it just took years for someone to recognize my talent and start acknowledging me as an artist.

NLM: At what point did you want to become a hip-hop/RnB artist?

Jai Love: The first time I stepped into a booth, which was in the early 2000s. I was always singing though, my parents were gospel singers and growing up I use to attend their programs and rehearsals. So singing was always a part of me, I just didn’t take it serious until my first studio experience. Shout out to my brother Lil Ced who also produced my song Love.

NLM: Who are your musical or non-musical influences?

Jai Love: I am blessed to have been born into a musically inclined family. My family was my first influence but as I got older I started meeting people such as DJs, producers, and other artists who all gave me advice about the industry. I mean, of course, I grew up listening to Mary J., Brandy, Monica, and Whitney Houston who motivated me as an artist but as for credit, it goes to those I actually sat down with, people who took the time to inform me on my dos and don’ts in the industry, and my number one influence, my beautiful mother.

NLM: Would you compare your sound to these musical influences?
Jai Love: Honestly, yeah to a certain degree I would and I love their music but I am my own individual so I like to be as original as I possibly can. I enjoy stepping out the box to be different.

NLM:  How would you describe your music to potential fans?

Jai Love: My music is me and life situations I have experienced. I try so hard to send positive messages while sharing my life story. I write my own music for a reason and in doing so I gain the respect from others who have been through that exact situation.

NLM: If you were to collaborate with a chart-topping artist of today, who would it be?

Jai Love: If I had the opportunity to collaborate with anyone, it would be Nicki Minaj and J Cole. Someone I have been listening to lately who isn’t chart-topping just yet would Tink. I have actually been listening to her music for years and I salute her for not giving up. Now that’s someone I would love to work with because our mind frame is very similar. We both think positive and try to give positive messages.

 

NLM: What are your plans for 2015 and beyond? Do you have any upcoming gigs? When can we expect another project (s) from you?

Jai Love: As for the remainder of 2015 I’m just finishing up projects such  as the movie “The Last Disciple0″s directed by Jurian Isabelle, Promoting my EP L.O.V.E (Letters of Various Emotions) and working on visuals. As for any gigs I don’t have any lined up right now and im working on my album but I set the release date back due to the shooting of the movie. Keep an eye on my social medias to keep up with Jai and my next moves lol!

NLM: How can potential fans reach you?
Jai Love: I can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @love_always_jai. Facebook .com/jailove0818. My EP can be downloaded at jailove.bandcamp.com. For booking contact my manager Chenequa Farrar at chenequah@gmail.com or jailovebooking@gmail.com.

Star Song: Faith Don’t Leave My Soul – King Holloway

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Today’s song is Faith Don’t Leave My Soul  (prod.  Jerrod Hinton) by KING HOLLOWAY. The track is coming from his fourth mixtape, Mind Travel , released in August.

It was so hard finding a star song from this mixtape, as every single track has some seriously (and I mean seriously) slamming beats with thought-provoking/let-the-truth-be-told lyrics.

In the end, Faith Don’t Leave My Soul made it to the star song hot spot, as it features some sick cuts from  ex-Temptations David Ruffin’s  smooth classic, Mary Jane.  KING HOLLOWAY’s raps just oozes into the track – OUT-OF-SIGHT!

If you’re feeling this track, you won’t be disappointed by the mixtape – CHECK-IT-OUT NOW! Head over to his SoundCloud page, where you can listen and download Mind Travel for FREE!

Star Song: S.GOLD – Timeless (featuring Azon Blaze)

s gold the stormToday’s song is called Timeless by superfly rapper S.GOLD. This track is the fourth release from his latest much-talked-about album, The Storm. The Storm was named one of the top North/South Carolina releases of 2012.

No doubt the success of the album will continue with Timeless. Produced by South American duo The Columbians, Timeless features that smooth 1990’s inspired R&B/hip-hop/after hours tone – unlike the previous bass-bursting releases- Going Nowhere, Say Hey and Do Whatchu Do (which feature some dope cuts from JERMAINE JACKSON’s 80’s hit Do What You Do).

Watch the video for Timeless and listen to how this artist’s raps just groove into that after hours beat –wicked! If you’re liking this track (and I bet you will), you can head over S.GOLD’s Bandcamp page and check out the album.