Raymond West Rocks By With Mixtape, ‘Jerseys & Convertibles’

With the hot summer days getting shorter by the week, fast approaching the winter season, RAYMOND WEST gives fans and new listeners a mixtape to help turn that page and close out the summer months. ‘Jerseys & Convertibles’ cruises into the function being backed by three previous singles in ‘Smoke out the Roof’, ‘4 You’ and ‘Carphones & Beepers’, bringing along four new songs for our listening pleasure.

Raymond West speaks highly on his current lifestyle throughout the tape, from his views of life to what he eats and what he maneuvers around the city in. He also aims to keep the ladies appleased with afterhours-inspired cuts such as ‘4 You’ & ‘Overheated’.

Raymond West goes out on a high with outro ‘Sweat$’, where he doesn’t pay too much attention to any worries or negativity of today and just rocks his sweats and keeps to himself. “I wanted to do a song about my everyday simple life, highlight the regular shit instead of all the flashy shit, I can wear sweats with every outfit” says West when speaking about the track.

Time to check out the mixtape below…

Must Listens: 4 You & Overheated

Song of the Day: Quicksand – Kreative (ft Stanka Da Truth)

New Orleans fresh spitter KREATIVE delivers another hot joint for the second time for this year, ‘Quicksand’ which combines his usual trademark of the boastful bass, enhanced by the atmospheric overtones.

Smooth out those Monday blues…check it out below…

New Track: If I Could – Kreative

KREATIVE returns with his first string of releases of the year, which includes the piano-led track ‘If I Could’. The heart-tugging production see the rapper and producer reflecting on a past relationship, wondering if he could do more…absolutely stunning; have a listen.

If you’re feeling this number, make sure you keep an eye out for more of his releases on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Song of the Day: Free Fallin – Kreative

Just a little over two months since his debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC, with single ‘Love Pain’, Terrell Dominique Paul – aka KREATIVE – comes bearing a real smooth R&B smasher entitled ‘Free Fallin’ – which documents a man’s realisation of his self-worth after a REALLY messy relationship.

This will set your day just right; check it out…and if you’re feeling this track, keep your eyes locked on NEW LEASE MUSIC for more of his work.

Song of the Day: Tell Me – Greg Banks

Today’s song comes from GREG BANKS’ funked up effort, ‘Tell Me’. The New Orleans native has been described as “The Saint of Soul”, bearing the influences of Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone.

Growing up the fifth of nine children, being raised by a single mother in some of the worst housing projects in Louisiana, Banks views his childhood as nothing less than a home and environment of love and from the age of five, Greg and his family knew singing had to be in his future. He would make a song up about everything and anything and sing constantly, which annoyed his brothers and sisters.

In 2012, with just two bags and a dream, Banks moved to NYC to continue the pursuit of his passion and was introduced to his manager and this partnership sparked the evolution of turning potential into purpose…and it wasn’t long that he mesmerised the audiences throughout NYC and was chosen by Deli Magazine as NYC’s best emerging artist.

With his previous hit singles ‘Your Love’, ’16’ and ‘Brooklyn Girl’ , this phenomenon, in the shape of ‘Tell Me’, is causing a further buzz across the industry. You must check this one out; sounds like this guy has been possessed by Lenny Kravitz and Prince –  all at once!