EP Review: Sumn Slight – Trilla T

With hip-hop partner in crime, Skye The King, TRILLA T presents his latest project, entitled ‘Sumn Slight’.

If you listen to these guys’ work on NEW LEASE MUSIC, you know they have a tight partnership. With this five-track set, they’ve taken their partnership to another level with their smooth and improved flow cruising over solid-than-ever beats. In my opinion, the duo are becoming a real force to be reckon with…check them out!

Must Listens: Wait, Day Dreamers, Champagne Room.

New Track: Honey – A1

A1 reeled off another hot installment from his series #A1Mondays, taking shape of his version of Bryson Tiller’s latest track, ‘Honey’.

For the remainder of this month, A1 will be putting his spin on hip-hop bangers from the mainstream, so be sure to check future bangers on Twitter.

For now, catch the Monday vibe with the revamped version of ‘Honey’.

Track PREMIER: Bow Down – Dice Cannon

Ladies and gentleman, it’s time for y’all to ‘Bow Down’; after a lengthy hiatus away from the underground rap scene, DICE CANNON has bounced right back into the limelight, with spits sharper than a blade and beats that’s guaranteed to give your head that involuntary twitch…don’t believe me, well check it out!

So if you’re feeling this Owl Life Entertainment recruit’s latest project, be sure to look out for his upcoming slammers on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

New Music Video: Sunshine – Quincy

R&B hot property QUINCY returns with a brand new video for his latest track, ‘Sunshine’, taken from the EP, ‘This is For You’, named Album of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC last month.

Hit the play button on the visuals for his latest offering…to view the top releases of the week, head over to our instagram account – and don’t forget to follow!

New Track: Ain’t Going Nowhere – Phoenixx

Hailing from Brooklyn, R&B songstress PHOENIXX makes her entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC and  releases ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’, the brand new single from her debut EP ‘Bamboo.’

After over a decade of writing songs and singing background for several artists,PHOENIXX is ready to deliver her own sound and style.

Take a listen to ‘Ain’t Going Nowhere’. Upcoming EP ‘Bamboo’ is set for release in Spring 2017…seriously this is one bad boy production!

New Track: I’ll Be There – Greg Banks

After debuting on NEW LEASE MUSIC with the funky number, ‘Tell Me’ – featured as Song of the Day – GREG BANKS returns with a brand new single ‘I’ll Be There’, released last Friday.

Hailed as the one to watch by Deli magazine, Banks takes a detour from the kaleidoscopic mix of soul, funk, pop and rock (as featured in track, ‘Tell Me’) and opts for a buttery smooth fusion of R&B and funk, showcasing his after-hours falsetto, which is very reminiscent of the late Marvin Gaye.

Soothe over your humpday and have a listen to ‘I’ll Be There’.

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!

Youre the One Jennie B

 

Day’s song is You’re the One by  JENNIE B.

Hailing from Ireland, this hip-hop princess is no stranger to the stage – from the age of 11, she performed at the Westend and Disneyland Paris. By the late teens,  she decided to take care her career to another level by taking singing lessons.

JENNIE B had itchy feet and moved to the Big Apple to pursue her career as a recording artist…and she meant business! As well as working along with choreographers who trained up JANET JACKSON, RIHANNA and MISSY ELLIOT, she fine-tuned her vocals with singing coach Norma Garbo who also perfected the vocals of TAYLOR SWIFT – and went on tour with SCISSORS SISTERS as their voice coach.

She took a liking to the underground hip-hop scene and released a video to her track, All The Boys.  Produced by the all-rounder artist, the video received over 60,000 views on YouTube. Despite having with minimal  promotion, the video found its way to EMI  and Ultra Records and generated interest amongst renowned DJs and rappers.

So let’s see if You’re the One will push her right to the top. This track perfectly sums up JENNIE B – fun with twist of Rnb, pop, hip-hop and dance – have a listen! If you’re feeling this track, head over to her on Twitter and show your appreciation @JennieBmusic.

Song of the Day: A lifetime Ago Paul Sammons

paul simmons a lifetime ago

Today’s song is A Lifetime Ago  by PAUL SAMMONS. The single is coming from his EP of the same name, released in September.

The Arkansas- born singer/songwriter developed a strong interest in music from the age of eight then became acquainted with the guitar at the age of 15.

The minute he graduated with a degree in Jazz Guitar, the indie folk rocker took his one-man act on the road, travelling to major cities including Nashville, New York and Los Angeles. On his travels, he met producer Dr. Benjamin Meade who asked him to produce a soundtrack for his documentary, Woke Up this Mornin’ in Arkansas Delta. After the project, he joined forces with friend and producer Nick Thompson to produce his new E.P.

A Lifetime Ago gets the song of the day status, as there’s a beautiful fusion of folk and pop – take a listen.  If you like this single, the EP  is available for purchase on iTunes.

Star Song: It’s Over Now – Kin4Life

Ki4Life Money Brings Trouble

Today’s song is It’s Over Now by female rap duo KIN4LIFE. The track is coming from their latest album, Money Brings Trouble, released in August under their label, Noriq Records.

Now these girls have been featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC twice (with tracks Goes Up with DJ CELLBLOCK and Never Stop with LIQUOR STORE BANDIT and PALEFACE JUNKIES).Now this time they got their own spot and now it’s time to find out a little more about these hot properties…

Born and raised in Mt Vernon, New York (a town renowned for its contribution to hip hop in the 80’s and 90’s) lifetime friends Nor and IQ decided to put their hometown back on the hip hop map with their KELLIS/NEPTUNES-esque beats – and at that point, they never look back! Launching their record label in 2002, they waste no time in releasing the album KIN4LIFE Volume.1 and two EPs, Rock Star and I Love Kin4Life. Success soon followed when the video to their hit single, Make Up Girl, was on the Click List Countdown on MTV’s logo for 11 weeks and was nominated for The Click List’s Top Ten Videos of 2009.

These female emcees- who collaborated with DJ JAZZY JEFF, LIL FLIP and BLACK ICE–headlined the GQ Magazine New York Nightlife Award Show as well as Pride celebration in New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Best of all, they were named Group of the Year by HipHop.com 2010 Readers Poll.

Without a shadow of a doubt they deserve the hype – just listen to It’s Over Now. Their raw wordplay coupled with their signature beats just shows that female rappers are not dead in the hip hop game.

If you’re feeling It’s Over Now, head over to iTunes where you can check the rest of the tracks on the album Money Brings Troubles.