Rapper Killthetrack releases new album ‘Alive’

The singer, songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Killthetrack has released his latest official album, “Alive.” The record has been proudly published on the Black Diamonds Entertainment Music Group independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Rattling with genuine, no-BS backbeats and featuring some of the most cleverly written, deftly delivered lyrics this side of the 21st century, “Alive” stands as proof that Killthetrack is a name to watch in 2018 and beyond.

Columbia, SC’s Killthetrack (AKA King Killa) cites as main artistic influences Eminem, Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, Nas, Tupac Shakur, and J. Cole. His own sound pays homage to the rap-first mentality of the nineties with a focus on lyric gymnastics and urban poetry, bringing something for fans of every hip hop there is.

“I got involved in music being around people in the hood that could rap,” writes Killthetrack. “I started battle rapping against people around the city and eventually wanted to take music seriously.”

Killthetrack’s official bio at the Black Diamonds Entertainment Music Group website describes him as having begun rapping at the age of five years old.

“Known for his battle skills,” it reads, “he’s fearless when it comes to competing with the very best. Never will he back down from a challenge!”

Asked to describe the overall themes of his new record, Killthetrack says, “The message I want to share with this album to my listeners is Growth. No matter what you go through in life, it’ s important to learn and grow from it and thank God at the end of it that you’re still Alive!”

“Alive” from Killthetrack on the Black Diamonds Entertainment Music Group label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer





The New Orleans rapper and songwriter known as E.D. Nix has released his latest official LP album, “Community Service.” It has been proudly published on the Blvxk Supremc Creative Collective independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It features the additional talents of Jambalaya Johnny, Shayne Tone, T.Y., Kendal Banks, and Nem Venom. A rolling groove pumping with bass and packed with polished lines and rhymes, “Community Service” is an LP album to put E.D. Nix on the map not just in the bayou, but in the global hip-hop community at large.

E.D. Nix is a southern rapper who doesn’t feel obliged to perform the “dirty south” sound. Asked to cite some main artistic influences, he writes, “Everything. I’m pretty open minded. I literally will give anything a chance. Artistic influences are too many to name. But I’m hugely influenced by where I’m from.”

His style comes largely from the mid-late nineties when lyric delivery reigned supreme, long before ubiquitous autotune and nonstop digital effects seized hip hop. Nix considers his music self-explanatory, which it is, and presents himself with a mellow, humble attitude, both of which he also is.

“I’m an open book on top of the private shelf,” E.D. Nix writes of the themes of his new album. “The knowledge is there, the substance is there, the lifestyle is real. I’m not perfect but I ain’t stupid. This music provides a little substance with dope beats. I’m just telling real stories on some gangsta-ass tracks and people miss that shit.”

E.D. Nix can wax modest, but he’s also a very successful artist in 2018 with much more to come.

“I’m not trying to change the world,” Nix says, “I’m just vibing everyday trying to put it together. I used to be in the in the 7th ward plotting on 6 figure ‘licks.’ Now I’m a major piece in a Fortune 100 company, and I own my own. Things could be so much different for me, but I get to make music, movies and do dope sh-t, and I think anybody that listens to my music should be able to grasp that perspective.”

Another source describes E.D. Nix as the “Self-made underground King of New Orleans.” In a review of his third solo release, an LP titled “Sözè,” the author says Nix “has developed into one of the budding stars of the entertainment industry. In Film Beaucoup de Force Nix stepped into the role of Music Supervisor. Since the August release of this short film, 3517 Law Street Productions and Nix’s company, Grande Scheme GG, have worked tirelessly on such projects as Neutral Grounds, which provides cinematic visuals for ‘Sözè.’”

In his hometown of New Orleans, E.D. Nix is most renowned for his spot as a radio personality on the area’s first black-owned station, WBOK 1230AM. His Sports Revolution program boasts an average daily audience of over 60,000 listeners.

E.D. Nix’s style has been called “influenced by the jazzy heritage of his hometown while having been raised in the classic nineties era” and notes that Nix has introduced what he calls “New Age Hip Hop.” Nix has ascribed his first two projects, “On My Way Home” (2011) and “Higher Earning” (2012) to this category.

Elsewhere Nix is described as “not your average ‘rapper’” but also “an extremely shrewd businessman and very witty merchandiser.” The New Orleans hip-hop performer is supported by such brands as BXBC Luxury, the legendary DJ EF Cuttin, 2520 NYC, Hip Hop DNA, the Cigar Factory, Mixtape108, and the Urban Push Movement.

“Community Service” by E.D. Nix is available from Blvxk Supremc Creative Collective at over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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Rapper Bryce the Third releases LP album ‘Internal Revenue’

The rapper and producer of hip hop known as Bryce the Third has released his new full-length album, “Internal Revenue.” It contains 14 tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Clever, relevant, and bringing more rat-a-tat than the Fourth of July, “Internal Revenue” by Bryce the Third demands hip hop fans sit up and take notice of this surprise MC out of MI.

Bryce the Third hails from Inkster, Michigan. He cites as main artistic influences Eminem, the Notorious B.I.G., Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Andre 3000, Killer Mike, and Kanye West. His own style takes the solid-state basics of the old-school sound and embellishes them with contemporary elements for a blend which will appeal to hip hop fans from every walk.

But perhaps most importantly, Bryce the Third’s songs narrate nonfiction.

Speaking for himself of his influences, Bryce says, “Just experiences. Things that I’ve been through personally or have seen.”

The integral nature of this in his songs cannot be overstated. He writes music about the conditions in which people live today, the trials they overcome, and the tribulations by which they are overcome. Neither are these fantastic “tales from the ghetto” listeners may find hard to understand. Bryce talks of difficulty getting out of bed with depression, constant media noise that one is bred to failure, the white-knuckle reality that there’s only one grim alternative to holding on.

“First and foremost it’s quality music,” writes Bryce the Third, “that’s most important. Secondly, you know, I’m just hoping that people hear ‘Internal Revenue’ and learn to be okay with who they are. If the listener hasn’t started the journey of looking in the mirror and accepting that person looking back, I hope that this tape can be somewhat of a push for them to start considering these ideas.”

Ultimately, “Internal Revenue” by Bryce the Third is hip hop which poses the argument plainly illustrated on its album cover: what’s outside might not satisfy, and what’s inside might be neglected.

“There’s more to life than the external sh-t,” Bryce says. “Maybe I can introduce the concept of an inner drive to someone who doesn’t know what that is.”

“Internal Revenue” by Bryce the Third is available from SoundCloud and over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now (links provided below). Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley

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TK Mafioso has released his latest official single ‘Ordinary Rapper’

The rapper and producer of hip hop known as TK Mafioso has released his latest official single, “Ordinary Rapper.” The track has been proudly published on the C&C Entertainment Firm LLC music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Pounding, aggressive, and bringing the grit of nonfiction urban poetry the way only he can, “Ordinary Rapper” stands as evidence that TK Mafioso is anything but.

Omaha, Nebraska’s TK Mafioso cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Trae the Truth, and Z-ro. He has been writing, performing and recording original music since 2010, not long after having been introduced to the gangsta sound by his sister, Lonnie Poo. Mafioso has said that “the realness, the struggle, and the storytelling” were also integral to his start as a music artist.

Asked to describe the general themes of his new “Ordinary Rapper” single, TK Mafioso writes, “I explain my lifestyle and what it was like growing up in the ghetto: the struggles, splurging, being successful, and loved ones.”

TK Mafioso has described his sound as “struggle, pain, love and family. Music for the streets.”

He notes also that “My style became more humble and less violent after my five-year-old daughter was born. My style has gone from one of struggle to one of hope. My daughter changed my life!”

Fans of TK Mafioso have come to expect lyrics which ring true to the rapper’s own life, lines and rhymes which don’t just evoke an atmosphere, but rather serve as Mafioso’s testimony as to how he’s lived and continues to live. The characters are real. The incidents have occurred.

“When you rap about real-life things,” he writes, “your music lasts longer!”

“Ordinary Rapper” by TK Mafioso is available from over 600 quality digital music artists online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

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Dance singer Lizzie Blazquez releases new single ‘Deep Inside of Me’

The singer and performer of top 40, pop and dance music known as Lizzie Blazquez has released her latest electronica single, “Deep Inside of Me.” An official music video for the popular single is also available for viewing online (link provided below). “Deep Inside of Me” has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Bearing elements of pop, hip hop and EDM, “Deep Inside of Me” is a track to put Lizzie Blazquez on the map for 2018 and beyond.

New York City’s Lizzie Blazquez has all the hallmarks of a star performer, but she’s managed to retain a modest outlook and an easygoing manner during interviews. Her music has appeared on CNN, Telemundo, and NY1, and gets significant airplay on WBON-98.5 FM/La Fiesta, WCWP-88.1 FM and OWWR, Old Westbury Web Radio.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, she’s deliberate in her response.

“Sometimes I don’t know how to answer this question,” she says, “but when I write my songs I look for inspiration in my life stories and what I’m feeling. Now artists that I like, I like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sting, Dolly Parton, the Cranberries, and so many others.”

Of these, her music has most in common with Madonna: Madonna has always incorporated electronic components, has always written music for the dance floor, and has always written uplifting, inspirational lyrics of independence and perseverance.

“For all of my career I’ve shared a message of positivity,” Blazquez writes, “to keep working and moving forward no matter what. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but the only thing that matters is to get back up, keep working and to never stop, no matter what.”

This impetus runs throughout the repertoire of Lizzie Blazquez, connecting tracks like “Deep Inside of Me” to her early recordings. These include popular covers such as “Knocking on Heavens Door” by Bob Dylan.

“Just the act of showcasing your talents and fighting for them shares a message of hope to everyone,” says Blazquez. “It teaches an example to keep working on your projects, goals, and dreams and to never give up. Just like me, there are many others fighting for their goals and dreams, and it’s inspiring.”

The current official bio of Lizzie Blazquez describes her as “a bilingual singer-songwriter and accomplished musician currently performing around the nation.” She has been variously talked about as “a fresh face with a strong heartbeat” and an “emotional core of musical talent that can’t be missed.”

“Deep Inside of Me” by Lizzie Blazquez is available from over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now. Also don’t miss the official music video, below.

-S. McCauley

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Rock artist Shiny Glide releases new album ‘I Am’

The writer and performer of rock music known as Shiny Glide has released his latest LP album, “I Am.” The record contains 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of an hour. It has been proudly published on the Shiny Glide independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Mellow, cruising, and glowing with poetic verve, “I Am” introduces Shiny Glide as one of Europe’s most intriguing new rock artists.

Shiny Glide is Antonello Venneri from Italy. He cites as main artistic influences Radiohead, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, and Billy Idol. At different times he has also mentioned listening to classical music, oriental music, jazz and blues. Originally a busker on the streets of Rome, Shiny Glide’s lyric poetry lends at least as much to his music as his self-taught guitar does.

“I always had a love for poetry and music since I was young,” writes Shiny Glide. “I started music to share my art with others.”

Since before the release of his first CD, 2009’s “Pink Clouds,” Glide has shared this art with people from Italy, Ireland, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and more. He followed “…Clouds” with “Beware” in 2012 and “Young Dream” in 2014. He has made radio play and live appearances in Europe, Canada and the USA, and has recorded video in the Caribbean’s Dominican Republic.

Shiny Glide has been described as “a citizen of the world” and “a free spirit inspired by albatross flight and Zen philosophy,” as well as “an independent artist giving all of his body and soul, time and energies to the music.”

“In three minutes and twenty seconds there is more truth about life and what matters in life than in a one-thousand-page book,” writes Shiny Glide. “This album is perfectly in tune with the essence of the words and that totally enhances their meaning.”

“I Am” by Shiny Glide is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early. Very early.

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-S. McCauley

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Tommie Hooks releases solo debut ‘Falling Out the Sky’

The rapper, songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Tommie Hooks has released his solo debut, “Falling Out the Sky.” The album has been proudly published by the Royal Family independent record label without the inclusion of the corporate music industry. It has been released with an official music video available for viewing online now (link provided below). Poetic, socially relevant, and charged with conscientious political criticism, “Falling Out the Sky” proves that Tommie Hooks has lines and rhymes for days and days.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Harlem, New York’s Tommie Hooks writes, “I am influenced by life experiences, current events, other artists, people and vibes.”

Hooks notes that while he grew up on and in the music scene, he was chiefly “inspired to write by my older cousin #freeTerranceMoore.”

The closing hashtag is a hint at the activism that lives in the writing of Tommie Hooks. His music has soul and groove, boom and bap, yes, but perhaps more than anything else, it has purpose and meaning. “Falling Out the Sky” in particular points a wagging finger at the great amounts of social injustice and political corruption facing the United States in 2018.

Speaking of his new album, Hooks says, “I believe it provokes thought and creates awareness through clever and witty wordplay with soulful flows and a humble but demanding delivery, if you can fathom. It is my opinion that each song has different vibes depending on your mood. For example, you can party or you can mellow out, you can work, you can work out, you can hit the highway, or you can be conscious and perhaps gain a jewel. It is all there.”

Tommie Hooks’ current official bio describes him: “My name is Tommie Hooks. People also know me as ‘Tommie Gunz’ from Harlem, NY. I have always had a passion for music. I’ve rubbed elbows with many artists and producers, including DMX, Joe, Aaron Hall, Vado, Moe Mansun, Jae Millz, LOX, D. Dot, DJ RonG, Pop Shyt, Ron Jones, Capitol J, late great BigL, the legendary KRS One, and multi-platinum producer Dame Grease, just to name a few. I was signed to Jive Records as a member of the brotherhood, Mic Vandalz. My solo debut is ‘Falling Out the Sky.’”

“Falling Out the Sky” from Tommie Hooks becomes available from over 600 quality music stores online worldwide beginning 4 February 2018. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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