New Track: New Drug – Chaser Tre’Lb

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It’s been a loooong time since Tre’shawn Antonio Belfield – AKA CHASER TRE’LB  showed his face on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his super smooth banger Teach Me.

Almost three years later, the Virginia-based RnB/Hip-Hop singer/rapper, brings a completely different uptempo soundscape through his single, New Drug, the second release from his mixtape, Fireworks available free on DatPiff.

Check it out!

New Track: Summer Rose – King Dice O

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KING DICE O drops a smooth slammer entitled Summer Rose, the first release from his upcoming spoken word EP – hit that play button!

 

Song of the Day: Sex And The City – Velous

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Artist/producer VELOUS has been a busy man in the past 18 months. From signing with French Montana’s Coke Boys imprint via Swanky Music Group, producing Chinx’s Dope House, as well as appearing on Fabolous’ standout record Gone For The Winter, the Kingston, NY native has definitely left his footprint on the music scene. Moreover, early this year, the youngster was further thrusted into the spotlight after producing Kanye West’s much talked about single All Day.

Since then, VELOUS has been tucked away in the studio putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming debut project The Disco. With the project produced entirely by the man himself, it will also feature his brand new record Sex And The City. The track was first played by Boi-1da on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio last weekend, prompting him to leak the record himself at the behest of listeners. The full CDQ version will be available on The Disco, which is slated for release soon.

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.

Song of the Day: Billions – Ikonic Ft. K.O.

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Today’s song is Billions by IKONIC.

Back in September, this hip-hop upriser was right here on NEW LEASE MUSIC with his hot notch mixtape ST33LO.

Now he’s back with another old school, seriously easy-grooving production. The beat really sounds familiar but can’t  put my finger on it – maybe you guys can help me out – answers below please!

If you’re feeling Billions, it’s worth checking his mixtape ST33Lo right here.