JUNO Award nominated R&B artist Emanuel shares new single ‘Worldwide’ + Lyric Video

Canadian R&B phenom EMANUEL‘s latest single ‘Worldwide’ captures a time when dreams were still dreams – before his music was streamed millions of times around the globe and his talent was admired by fans and critics alike.

Created in his producer/collaborator Bedroom’s basement, Emanuel recalls that the lyrics “floated up to the surface” as ‘Worldwide’ spontaneously took shape: “During that time, we were really dreaming out loud in the way that we would talk about our futures and in the way that we were trying to summon this grand reality. This song was really born from the deep want to take the music to the world.” Years later, ‘Worldwide’ has morphed from a manifestation mantra into a song of celebration and a prayer for the future.

“This past year has been a great learning experience for what it means to really manifest something and be appreciative of the things you’ve been able to uncover and draw from within yourself and make reality,” says Emanuel. “But even though we’ve manifested certain aspects of the song – and that’s a beautiful thing – it still wants to be seen out in its fullness. ‘Worldwide’ is a song of affirmation and it’s become a prayer to be able to continue until all of those goals are met in their completion.”

The dream to connect with people in the cities and countries he sings about is still very real for Emanuel since the pandemic has prevented him from bringing his music to stages around the world. “It’s wild to me how prophetic music can be. I’m still imagining going to those places, smelling the air, performing in front of crowds, and being able to truly live out what the song is talking about: to be able to take the message, the energy we bring, the light we’ve been blessed with; to be able to share that while also being open to receiving wisdom and exporting that back so we can enrich the places we’re in. That beautiful exchange, that’s the heart of it.”

Mixed by Gary Noble (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Public Enemy), “Worldwide” is the final glimpse into ALT THERAPY, Emanuel’s inaugural full-length project, before the album makes its eagerly anticipated debut on June 16th.

Earlier this Spring, Emanuel was honoured with his first JUNO Award nomination. His critically acclaimed debut EP Session 1: Disillusion has been nominated for Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year which will be awarded at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards this June.

Have a listen to ‘Worldwide below, releases via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, and Motown Records.

Boy Nash Drops New Track Love & Frequencies

BOY NASH, one of London’s greatest Hip-Hop MCee’s, has dropped his long-anticipated single ‘Love & Frequencies’. Among the obscure hip-hop/EDM-ish fusion, Nash hopes his die-hard fans grasp the meaning behind the latest offering.

His previously released single, ‘4 singles’ clocked up a massive 20,000 views in under two weeks, attracting attention not only from his hometown but from Chicago, to Los Angeles and New York.

Comparative to some of the rap scenes greats, from Nas to J Cole, Nash has graced the stage with Hip Hop heavyweight Jay Electronica, as well as opening for Teedra Moses, and performing at the Jazz Cafe as well as being noticed by Wretch 32.

Check out Nash’s single, ‘Love & Frequencies’ below…

Song of the Day: Emperor – Bishop Nehru

BISHOP NEHRU‘s self-written and produced track ‘Emperor’, sees him go it alone to take the mantle and ascends from bubbling underground MC to one of the most hard working rappers today.

The second release from his forthcoming album -‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’ – is a  pop-driven theatrics exude a much lighter mood than previous single ‘Too Lost’.

Bishop Nehru has been one of hip-hop’s most intriguing and prolific wunderkinds of recent time, after praise from Nas, Kendrick Lamar and DOOM as soon as he stepped onto the scene. Now, with this career defining new LP, ‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’, Bishop is ready to take a seat next to the peers that have been championing him for so long.

Due for release on May 8th 2020 independently, ‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’ sees Bishop take the reins as lead producer and enlists long-time collaborator DOOM on album highlight ‘meathead’, as well as DJ Premier for Too Lost.

Divided into two acts—‘The Abyss’ and ‘The Escape’— ‘My Disregarded Thoughts’ is Bishop’s most ambitious, introspective and purposeful project to date and the culmination of ten years of personal and artistic growth. ‘The Abyss’ narrates the darker side of Bishop’s mind and life. Conversely, ‘The Escape’ features some of Bishop’s most upbeat tracks lyrically, as he leaves his darker thoughts behind.

Check out ‘Emperor’ below…

Neak And Since9ine6ix Link Up For Brand New Joint, ‘Abstract’

Following his debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC late last month, Illinois’ very own spitter SINCE9INE6IX circles back, this time teaming up with artist/producer NEAK for brand new track, ‘AbstracT’ released yesterday (26th February).

Possessing strong influences from hip-hop heavyweights, such as Nas and Mos Def, Since9ineSix drops one heavy-slick flow, focusing on the perspective of today’s past and present culture and how it effects everyday life.

The latest offering adds to the pair’s burgeoning working relationship. Since9ineSix’s latest album, ‘BLESSED’ was produced by Neak. 2019 was a great year for Neak: his soulful jazz album, ‘KWESBAAR’ was named one of the Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019 by HHGA and GBC.

Time to listen to the masters at work; have a listen to ‘AbstracT’ below…

Song of the Day: 25 Miles From Vegas – The Tribe Of Good

’25 Miles From Vegas’ is the latest single from Soul/Disco supergroup – THE TRIBE OF GOOD.

THE TRIBE OF GOOD are the secret weapons behind your favourite chart hits. Imagine a present-day version of LA’s Wrecking Crew, if they hung out in Ronnie Scott’s, performed live with Dizzee Rascal and knew their way around a synthesiser. These are the talented artists you’ve heard performing with, or on records by artists as diverse and influential as Stormzy, M.I.A., The xx, MNEK, and Kanye West.

A sprawling supergroup that combines vintage soul and disco with modern production techniques, THE TRIBE OF GOOD are steered by Grammy-nominated producer Hal Ritson (Chemical Brothers, Katy Perry, Duke Dumont, High Contrast). With producers Michele Balduzzi (Phonat – OWSLA), Rich ‘Fiasco’ Adlam (Nas, Cee Lo, Taylor Swift) and Thomas Gandey (Southern Fried, Suara) in tow—alongside a cast of musicians from Basement Jaxx singer Vula Malinga and Jamiroquai guitarist Rob Harris, to Ritson’s long-time drummer Alex Reeves—the group are creating retro-futurist fireworks to light up the pop horizon.

’25 Miles From Vegas’ features the vocals from Daniel Pearce, Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell, James Anderson & Vula Malinga (Basement Jaxx), having been produced by core members Rich ‘Fiasco’ Adlam & Hal Ritson. The single continues the groups efforts in the bid to lift listeners amidst times of political uncertainty, yet open their eyes to what is going on in the world.

’25 Miles From Vegas’ will appear on their forthcoming debut album which is due for release on Ultra Records later this year…check it out below…