SOTD: Gaming Star Kyra Jinx Records Debut Single ‘Side Ho’ In The Same Studio As Stormzy

Already a hit in the world of gaming, KYRA JINX exchanged the console with  the mic for her music debut with single ‘Side Ho’.

Delivering her own spin on rap across the melodic instrumental, the star from Spalding (Lincolnshire) weighs in on an equally impressive R&B hook too, striking a killer combination that is set to be the key to her future success.

Having recorded in the same studio as UK megastar Stormzy and the likes of X-Factor judge Tulisa and TOWIE’s Jessica Wright, the star magic has certainly found its way to Kyra Jinx. With just the right amount of straight-talking lyrics and sing-a-long bars mixed together, this joint nestles perfectly in to any current playlist from your UK faves and is a hit of empowerment for the ladies out there too.

Building an impressive and loyal following through gaming and love of live streaming on Twitch.com, Kyra Jinx made no secret of her desire to perform and quickly began to receive donations to help her book studio time and fund her music dreams. Ready to hit the booth, she then penned ‘Side Ho’ which is a feisty reminder for ladies not to forget their worth and calls out any guy that claims they’re serious about a girl when they’re not.

Teamed with a slick and colourful music video that is set in an arcade, packed with games (of course!), Kyra Jinx makes a no-BS track, which has the singer delivering an anthem for anyone who has ever been wronged.

Check her out below….

SOTD: Harleighblu AND Bluestaeb Drops The Ultimate Female Empowerment Anthem

UK R&B singer HARLEIGHBLU and neo-soul & hip-hop producer BLUESTAEB come through with beat-heavy empowerment anthem ‘Queeen Dem’, the third single off upcoming joint album ‘She’, due for release October 11th 2019

The song is inspired by popular poem “This is for the women who don’t give a fuck” by American writer Janne Robinson. HARLEIGHBLU took the fierce manifesto of the feminist activist and interpreted it her very own way: “I tried to capture the strength of the poem, with a nod to Janne, and then elaborate with my own take on completely owning your own womanhood. Within writing the first few lines, I entitled the piece Queeen Dem. Queeen gets 3 E’s to accentuate the fact you are a queen.”

The empowering lyrics are driven by BLUESTAEB‘s impeccable production, which gives a nod to the 90’s era of boom-bap hip-hop. Following on from previous singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Present’, both picking up critical acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy, as well as support from BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6, this new release continues the pair’s steady trajectory and keeps with the impressive musical standard they set for themselves.

Check out the video for ‘Queen Dem’ below:

New Track: Pretty Little Thing – Will.i.am (ft. FT LADY LESHURR, MS BANKS & LIONESS)

LADY LESHURR, LIONESS and MS. BANKS team up with Black Eyed Peas frontman WILL.I.AM for the fiery, empowering anthem ‘Pretty Little Thing’ that is set to be a soundtrack for young queens throughout the world.

Dripping with confidence, sauce and female pride, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ captures everything that it is to be an independent lady in 2019, from self-love, integrity and fashion to a fiesty go-getter attitude, and the track couldn’t be presented by three more fitting women.

With strong, bold imagery that is set off by bountiful, deep orange highlights to open the video, the whistling melody and catchy, self-vocalled hook, sit upon a deep rumbling bassline making for the snappiest of joints courtesy of WILL.I.AM and producer DJ Ammo. Colours stand as a strong message throughout the video, representing both the individuality of each emcee, and women worldwide, and their solidarity as a group, as hues of orange and pink dominate the storyline, whilst powerful lyricism and performances deliver an empowered and genuine message.

First to step up to the mic is LIONESS who wastes no time in claiming the number as an unapologetic UK offering and delivers her articulate, lyrical verse with sheer tenacity and a knock out performance to camera. Sliding in to grab the mic for verse two is ‘Snack’ barrer MS BANKS who spits her mantra to always remain unashamedly unique, followed by the Birmingham rap queen LADY LESHURR who brings her impeccable lyrical skill, genuine attitude and raw honesty to wrap up proceedings.

Framed with edits and snapshots that make the video feel like it’s straight from a fashion contact sheet, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ is the perfect collaboration of music and fashion brought together by the PrettyLittleThing fashion retailer themselves.

So here’s your chance to check out the video for ‘Pretty Little Thing’ below…

Song of the Day: Over & Done – MH The Verb

MH THE VERB drops another standout joint from his 2017 Afronaut project entitled ‘Over & Done’, which serves as an anthem of self-pride.

Apropos to National Women’s Month the accompanied music video, directed Bob Sweeney, champions two Philly based female artists of colour who are succeeding and advancing in their respective male-dominated fields: glass artist Kim Thomas and flow artist/fire dancer Alicia Talia.

Check out the slamming banger below:

EP Review: Jade Vol.1 – Bianca Jade

Following the release of her single, ‘Feelin’, Florida’s rising R&B singer BIANCA JADE continues to spread the message of self-love and empowerment to the fellow female race, through her second EP ‘Jade Vol.1’, released yesterday.

Comprising of just four tracks, ‘Jade Vol.1’ introduces a bed of soothingly idyllic soundscapes, met with an infectiously dominant b-line through ‘Used To This.’ This combo, topped off by Jade’s alluringly delicate vocals, continues throughout the set.

Concluding piece,’B.S.’, pleasantly interrupts the EP’s soothing theme, with angelic guitar plucks taking centre stage and gives some body to the track’s airy arrangement. Jade’s vocals, which remained constantly delicate throughout the EP, suddenly roars with passion, definitely one of the highlights of the collection.

Having creating major buzz in her hometown, Miami with debut EP, ‘B-Light’, the Cuban/Jamaican songbird decided to step up her music career by moving to New York City – and her latest offering has every possibility to repeat that success in the Big Apple.

It’s time to witness a star on the rise – check her out below:

Must Listens: All tracks – a first on NEW LEASE MUSIC.