KC Makes Music makes a grand entry with his newest song “Powerful” and its accompanying visuals. Just as the title says, KC Makes Music delivers a poignant, passionate flow over an anthemic/triumphant soundscape. He doesn’t waste time letting the listener know just how much passion he has for this music regardless of all the hurdles and struggles he is going through. He doesn’t shy away from his past and puts it all on wax. Overcoming addiction and mental health issues are a part of KC’s story. The way he weaves his experiences into his lyrical content creates an optimistic vibe that most anyone can relate.
The story so far: For the past two years, KC has been in the studio, writing, networking and expanding his knowledge of the business. In February 2018, KC was well received as he performed live at Gathering of the Artists: A Fundraising Event for Locks of Love, in New Haven, Connecticut. He looks forward to continuing to express his rhetoric, both live and through various media sources. As of November 10, 2018, he is releasing his debut album, Powerless, featuring his single, “All Good Things”.
Joy is something we all try to find in every day. At times, its located in painfully apparent places. Sometimes, its qualities are more elusive and need to be dug up from overlooked nooks and crannies. At the end of the day, joy is always found in things that are internal and eternal.
James Gardin continues his undefeated streak as The World’s Most Encouraging Rapper™ and reconvenes with his longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat. The result is a fresh new single to help people get through their big, medium and small sads. This song is a funky, danceable number that has the soundscape of a Hip Hop spaghetti western. Think joyful, joyful Lord we adore thee meets ambidextrous diddy bop and infectious nod.
Available now via Illect Recordings.
Directed and shot by Victor Manuel Edited by D’kwon Guerrero Choreography by The iDream Dancers
TMF member Notion celebrates his birthday today with the release of a short gem titled “Just A Little Notion (Interlude)”. The emcee/producer gets busy on the microphone while Toronto-based producer Egward sets up the perfect soulful backdrop to kick off the vibes. “Notion Island Vol. 1” is a soulful journey through the last 18 months since Notion’s debut album “Heart On My Sleeve“, and this first visual acts more as a teaser than a full-length video.
The visuals are handled once again by their longtime collaborator Richard Bastarache for Richard Bastarache Films. “Just A Little Notion (Interlude)” is a precursor to his upcoming project Notion Island Vol. 1 which will be out on the 30th of November.
San Jose, California based rapper/producer who goes by the moniker Chow Mane displays a down to Earth personality on his new song “Ever Since”. Lyrically he keeps it light and playful on the track. The track is a slight departure from his previous releases( etc “Mooncakes”). The beat here is mellow and bouncy adding that fun-filled vibe to the entire song.
The visual was shot in the Berkeley Botanical Gardens which boasts one of the biggest selection of greenery from around the globe. This makes for a very organic and surreal aesthetic.
Bio: Chow Mane, born Charles Yan, is a Chinese American rapper/producer from San Jose, California. In October 2017, he released his debut EP, Mooncakes , which has been considered a landmark release in the Asian American hip-hop community. He has performed dozens of concerts and events across California, and has just released a mixtape titled “Rush Hour, with fellow Forever New Nation member Jordan Garrett .
Exmiranda is not new to TWIB and she is back again with some unique vibes. On her latest song titled “Relaxation Therapy”, she focuses on peace on mind on many levels. Over a dreamy, surreal soundscape she takes the listener deep into a trancelike state where negativity has no say or place.
The visual is pretty slick too and the animation is super cool and conceptual. Exmiranda is depicted as a supernatural being fighting negative creatures (literally) in one scene and in another, she is cruising the skies and even gets to meet the legendary Lando Calrissian. This is dope from start to finish so hit the play button and get familiar.
South London R’n’B/TrapSoul artist VALNTNA is moving on from the past in her new record titled “Foolish Ways”. Armed with an expressive, deep vocal tone, the upcoming singer showcases her alluring style tinged with spiritually on the new song.
The visual for “Foolish Ways” was crafted by Simon Aukes (of ‘Shiro’s Story’ fame) who helps bring the song to life with a very vivid depiction of the artist. He helps capture Valntna in a powerful yet exposed vulnerable state as she walks you through a reflection of a time when feeling lost within one’s self and the trials and tribulations that took place during the journey of finding one’s way through.
Currently working on a body of work, the release of her new single “Foolish Ways” is a precursor of what to come of her second single set for release Early 2019.
South African emcee Yugen Blakrok has always been ahead of the curve with her unique style. She totally shies away from the norm and delivers a highly dense material that makes the listener think deep. On her new release simply titled “Carbon Form”, she takes it back to the genesis using the most abundant and important element in the periodic table. Carbon which has various forms is the main motif on this thought-provoking record about duality in humans.
The highly abstract visual is represented in three forms as follows Nature, religion, and space/cosmos. Blakrok has served an enticing food for thought on wax, let’s do the dishes.
After paying homage to their hometown, the duo of Zaena x Jason Maek returns with the visual for their song “Nice To Meet Ya”. The soul-searching track sees the duo dwell on their inner emotions beyond the music, glitz and glamour.
Directed by Jason Maek, the music video for ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ is a surreal experience featuring a self-reflective Zaena in a tub filled with golden water. She points out her deepest flaws and declares her desire to meet her real self again.
Sydney based emcee Rush delivers the visual for his song “You”. The vibrant song is enhanced by the novel visual concept that plays into the song premise. His flow taps into the modern trap driven sounds but still maintains some form of originality with his fun-filled, down to Earth demeanor. The visual directed by Daniele Cernera has a smooth cinematic aesthetic that shows Rush playing different characters who interact with each other in different ways.
“You” is taken from his debut EP, Journeys, which was released earlier in the year.
Canadians Buck-N-Nice release “EMAG” video, the title track off their sophomore album release available now for digital streaming and purchase. Wordsmith SawBuck and producer DJ So Nice, take listeners on a compelling journey exposing ongoing challenges and deceptions of the music industry.
No holds barred, the duo combine vivid images and thought provoking lyrics to convey the constant battle artists have within themselves regarding money, success, and the evil surrounding both.
Buck-N-Nice had this to reveal about their own integrity involving the industry, “We don’t focus on creating that next club hit or keeping up with the latest trends, and this follows suit. “It’s purposeful that our music reflects life experiences, the community that we’re surrounded by, and the general influences that have shaped us into artists and people.”
The continual flow of metaphors used by SawBuck capture the catch 22 artists experience, while DJ So Nice heightens the emotion with an arrangement of combative, yet classic Hip Hop beats. Video directed and produced by Patrick Lozinski.