The Legendary Smooth B releases new EP album ‘Before’

The songwriter and producer of rap and hip hop known as the Legendary Smooth B has released his latest official EP album, “Before.” The EP album has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Barnes Entertainment, Inc. record label. Standing on the original old-school sound like a titanic monolith ten miles tall, “Before” showcases the Legendary Smooth B to a new audience of fans and proves he can bring the boom-bap back like nobody has yet.

Digitalradiotracker.com’s Top 150 Radio Airplay chart for independent artists currently ranks the Legendary Smooth B at No. 10. On DRT’s Top 200 Radio Airplay chart for major-label artists, Smooth B debuted at number 96 in his first week appearing there. It has been predicted he will reach No. 1 on both charts with DRT already preparing to honor him with a plaque. These accolades come as the MTV Network has also accepted his official music video and added it to their rotation.

The Bronx’s Legendary Smooth B cites as influences mythic pioneers of the sound such as the Sugarhill Gang, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel, and Geto Boys, as well as his own sonic contemporaries such as Outkast, Public Enemy, the Notorious BIG, Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony, Ice T, Ice Cube, and his very close friend and brother, the late Tupac Malik Shakur.

On this new offering, “Before,” the Legendary Smooth B’s current sound takes elements from each of the above and adds his own inimitable power for a result which will capture 21st-century listeners and loyal fans of the 1980s alike. With an emphasis on slick, minimal beats, towering verbal aggression, and relentless rhythm rolling way deep in the groove, “Before” by the Legendary Smooth B brings the same MC tradition that was born on the streets of the South Bronx streets in NYC to those who weren’t there, and with a contemporary polish, too.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Before,” the Legendary Smooth B writes:

In the past it was different. I did music because I loved it and it was my way to come up. Now it’s even better. I’m working to bring today into tomorrow as well as combining the past into the future. I’m helping other new artists develop their music and sound so that they can have a long-lasting career like mine.”

Smooth isn’t doing it alone, however.

I’m doing all of this with my long-time friend and brother, Matthew ‘Big I-God’ Williams,” Smooth B says. “We started our own record label. Big I-God from the beginning was my Day 1 Runner and my Day 1 Stunner. We go back like car seats from the sandbox. He gets me and I get him. It’s exiting! We can close our eyes and be worry-free and sucker-free!”

In talking about his ultimate goal in music, the Smooth B minces no words.

To share the gift the Most High God’s bestowed upon me with all of my brothers and sisters in this world,” he says.

The Legendary Smooth B began his music career touring and recording with Bobby Brown as a background singer, rapper, and dancer. His hit singles over the years include “Hip Hop Junkies,” “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow,” “How to Flow,” “Cake & Eat It Too,” “Old to the New,” “Return of the Hip Hop Freaks,” and “Dwyck” feat. Gang Starr. Smooth B can also be heard singing on “Cheri” with Jo Jo Hailey (Jodeci).

He has since recorded with other notables such as Shaquille O’Neal and appeared on albums with fellow legends such as Ice T, Ice Cube, KAM, Mobb Deep, and many, many others. Between official music drops, Smooth B has appeared in feature films such as “Strictly Business” and “Who’s the Man.”

Smooth B’s always expanding repertoire includes the eponymous “Nice & Smooth” on Fresh Records (1989), “Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed” on Rush Associated Labels/Columbia (1991), “Jewel of the Nile” on Rush Associated Labels (1994), and “Blazing Hot” on Street Life Records (1997).

Before” by the Legendary Smooth B on the Barnes Entertainment, Inc. label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, all you real and loyal hip-hop junkies.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

Before” by the Legendary Smooth B –

https://www.amazon.com/Before-Explicit/dp/B085WK2KWB/

Official Website –

www.thelegendarysmoothb.com

Eventide releases new single ‘Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday’ during COVID-19 quarantine

Rock trio Eventide have released their latest official single, “Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It is the first single and title track from their upcoming debut album of the same name. Driving, charged with passion, and bringing that unstoppable power-pop sound squarely into the spotlight once again, “Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday” showcases Eventide as one of the most intriguing rock crews of the year so far and promises that they have plenty more where that came from.

San Diego’s Eventide is the passion project of musician, singer and songwriter Todd S. Wonkka, who cites as main artistic influences Oasis, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, the Smiths, the Beatles, the Cure, and Depeche Mode. Eventide’s own style takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result which will both win fans new to the sound and please longtime loyalists from everywhere. With an emphasis on irresistible hooks, infectious melody lines, and plenty of deep-pocket groove, “Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday” by Eventide has a little something for everybody, but particularly rock music lovers.

What I love about rock ‘n’ roll is the independent platform it gives to humankind,” writes Eventide’s Todd Wonkka. “Even if they’re not playing, performing, or singing it, they’re feeling it, riding the dissent into their own beautiful madness.”

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday,” Wonkka says, “It’s about recognizing that there is something wrong with the world and we need to change.”

As timely as it is contemporary, “Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday” works as social commentary as well as strong tunes.

I love music, plain and simple,” writes Wonkka. “But COVID-19 definitely had something to do with ‘Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday’ being my first release from the upcoming album. The theme of it fits the time.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Todd Wonkka moved west at the age of 18, where he found himself playing bass for Los Angeles rock band Barefoot Bride. After five years in LA, he picked up and moved to San Diego where today he teaches tennis and performs at local spots. A natural-born writer, Wonkka has written hundreds of songs, short stories, and a novel published 2019, “Under The Rug,” which describes the life of a Hollywood rock star.

Eventide are Todd S. Wonkka, Ian Phillip, and Brian Shuff.

Thanks to my wife, Marissa, and my kids, Kade and Kanon for their support,” Wonkka says. “And to Ian Phillip, my friend and bass player, for his constantly amped attitude.”

Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday” by Eventide is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rock fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

Let Tomorrow Be Like Yesterday” by Eventide –

https://www.amazon.com/Let-Tomorrow-Be-Like-Yesterday/dp/B087W14GFD/

Official Website –

www.eventidetheband.com

Vanguard the Blacklight releases new EP album ‘Mind Flight Part 1’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and modern RnB known as Vanguard the Blacklight has released his latest official EP album, “Mind Flight Part 1.” The EP album contains four original Blacklight tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 mins. It has been proudly published on the Sound Rage Records independent label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Narrative, kaleidoscopic, and based on multifaceted beats even more than the carefully penned urban poetry, “Mind Flight Part 1” showcases Vanguard the Blacklight as one of the most intriguing hip-hop and modern RnB artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

In addition to the skills of Vanguard, himself, “Mind Flight Part 1” also features a performance by Defrantz Forrest.

Los Angeles’s Vanguard the Blacklight cites as main artistic influences Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam & Terry Luis, Kraftwerk, O’Bryan Burnette II, and Herbie Hancock. Vanguard the Blacklight’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds veteran MC vox to slick, top-shelf production for a style all his own. Colored with shadowy overtones and featuring both old-school synth and contemporary studio frills, “Mind Flight Part 1” by Vanguard the Blacklight is a sound to behold.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Mind Flight Part 1,” Vanguard the Blacklight writes simply: “It doesn’t matter where you came from – it only matters where you end up.”

Vanguard the Blacklight’s current official bio describes him as an LA native who “developed a passion and ear for music growing up in an industry that continues to thrive on creativity and diversity.” It goes on to note that he “honed his craft behind the scenes working alongside music visionaries as a

musician, DJ, and music producer.” Today, Vanguard the Blacklight also works in his studio as a sought-after sound designer and music composer for motion pictures.

With his knowledge of music and guided by his faith,” his website says, “Vanguard continues to evolve his sound through hip-hop, R&B- and jazz-driven music that is rooted in rhythmic positivity.

Vanguard aspires to advance his art form to the world by sharing and refining the art of music with his keen sense of melodic nuance, leaving listeners to revel in his love for music.”

I don’t make music to get rich,” Vanguard the Blacklight says. “I make music to touch people’s

heart and soul.”

Mind Flight Part 1” by Vanguard the Blacklight is available from Sound Rage Records at quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip-hop and RnB fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

 

Mind Flight Part 1” by Vanguard the Blacklight –

https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Flight-Pt-Vanguard-Blacklight/dp/B086Q4JZLX/

Official Website –

https://vanguardbeats.com/

Yolanda Arrey surprises with deep and powerful new single “Darkest Hour”

R&B singer, songwriter and producer, Yolanda Arrey, has released her latest official single, alongside its associated music video, “Darkest Hour.” Yolanda has proudly produced this release independently without the involvement of the corporate music industry. With a gospel music heart and a classic Motown soul, “Darkest Hour” showcases Yolanda Arrey as one of the most intriguing contemporary R&B artists of the new era promising she has plenty more where that came from.

Yolanda cites her artistic influences as Whitney Houston, Adele, Michael Jackson, the Temptations, Jennifer Hudson just to name a few. Yolanda’s sound takes elements from these artists, combined with her Cameroonian West African roots, creating a fresh and unique style unlike anything music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on elevation, inspiration, and raw emotion, “Darkest Hour” has a little something for every fan.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Darkest Hour,” Yolanda writes, “It carries a message of loving your dark side. The side of you willing to go to war. The side of you which has been suppressed through conformity to the world. The side that is ready to explode. ‘Darkest Hour’ carries the message that the night is darkest just before dawn. Endure that dark hour because soon there will be light.”

For Ms. Arrey, this message is not just something for a bumper sticker, it is a guiding principle for life’s battles and struggles penning:

From my personal experience,” writes Yolanda, “when I venture towards a goal, I often fail on the road to success. Before I finally see the light, I must embrace the dark in order to appreciate the power of light. While I am in the dark, I will not resist it. I will accept it. I will love it. Knowing that dawn draws near.”

Darkest Hour” by Yolanda Arrey is now available on all major platforms including Spotify and iTunes with the music video made available on YouTube.

Darkest Hour” by Yolanda Arrey –

https://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Hour-Yolanda-Arrey/dp/B086WXMPBR/

Official Websites –

https://www.yolandaarrey.com/

Instagram: yolandaarrey

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4shPHBg88kcOqcDGJow7JO

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnZAuXmsosd-N8xWQHjSBg/videos

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-bayou-a-new-life-deluxe-edition/1109874877

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/yolandaarrey

ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/yolandaarrey

Trop artist Trey Gordon releases new single ‘Who Knows’

The songwriter and producer of trop music (trap pop) known as Trey Gordon has released his latest official single, “Who Knows.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Innovative, socially conscientious, and bearing the hallmarks of a subculture pioneer, “Who Knows” showcases Trey Gordon as one of the most intriguing artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

The United Kingdom’s Trey Gordon cites as main artistic influences Justin Beiber, Big Sean, Flume, Chance the Rapper, and Kehlani. Trey Gordon’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on carefully crafted diction and unstoppable, bass-built back beats, “Who Knows” by Trey Gordon has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Who Knows,” Trey Gordon writes: “My single portrays my ability with metaphors and play on words, and it also portrays my belief that I will succeed this year without a doubt! I aim for potential listeners to hear this track and for it to give them that spring in their to chase the life goals, or even to bounce back and try again!”

A veteran creator of original music, Trey Gordon remembers the exact moment he became inspired to the work.

I was 13 years old,” he says. “It was a Sunday evening and I was having dinner with my family. James Blunt’s ‘You Give Me Something’ came on, and I burst out into song. My dad complimented my voice, and from there I had it in my head that music was my life!”

Trey Gordon’s current official bio describes him as an up and coming trop artist (trap/pop) working to break mental-health stereotypes through his music.

His stage persona is bubbly, energetic and infectious,” it continues. “He uses his art to break barriers and tell stories, choosing not to silence himself to please others. Trey uses his platform to show his persona as well as the multitude of themes which he finds important, such as family, positivity, gratitude and generosity. On his newly created YouTube channels, viewers can see who Trey is behind his persona, focusing on cyclothymia, personal struggles, and how he plans to use his platform to give back to the community!”

Who Knows” by Trey Gordon is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, trop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

Who Knows” by Trey Gordon –

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Knows-Explicit-Trey-Gordon/dp/B086VW7DR4/

Official YouTube Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczT4JJQ2oan0iXh44rhFwQ

Spotify –

http://open.spotify.com/track/1u1DvvRMzGIH4CWMCr8G6a

Apple Music –

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/who-knows-single/1507070945

Instagram –

https://www.instagram.com/imtreygordon/

Twitter –

@imtreygordon

WititWednesday releases new album ‘My Story the Next Chapter’

 

The songwriter and producer of trap-soul known as WititWednesday has released his latest official album, “My Story the Next Chapter.” The album contains seven original WititWednesday tracks for a total listening time of about half an hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Powerful, genuine, and often even startling, “My Story the Next Chapter” showcases WititWednesday as one of the most intriguing artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

As the self-proclaimed founder of “ghetto gospel” music, Pennsylvania’s WititWednesday cites as main artistic influences Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Bob Marley. However, Witit’s music is often more about message than melody – though it has both in spades – so it’s unsurprising that he also mentions several influences outside the musical sphere, legends like Eric Thomas, Marcus Garvey, and Muhammad Ali.

WititWednesday’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds real narrative from his own life for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on deep grooves, deliberate diction, and a metric ton of social awareness, “My Story the Next Chapter” by WititWednesday has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “My Story the Next Chapter,” WititWednesday writes, “My music is about turning from a negative lifestyle to a productive lifestyle. I’ve taken my mental health issues, poverty, life of crime — I’ve turned my life around and now I utilize my story and journey to inspire others.”

“My Story the Next Chapter” is the first of a planned series of autobiographical tapes spanning WititWednesday’s gritty past, unfolding present, and speculative future.

“’Next Chapter’ takes place at a low point in my life when I began making changes,” Witit writes. “The intentions of this project is to take folks on a journey with me and creatively express the importance of: 1) Holding myself and everyone around me accountable to taking steps towards full their full potential; and 2) Breaking personal and family cycles, lifestyles, mental health issues, the poverty mindset that holds us back.”

When speaking of his project, Witit has more than confidence. He has faith.

“I know this project will inspire others to make the changes they need to make to become the best version of themselves.”

My Story the Next Chapter” by WititWednesday is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, ghetto-gospel fans.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

 

My Story the Next Chapter” by WititWednesday –

https://www.amazon.com/My-Story-Next-Chapter-Explicit/dp/B086QCMPV1/

https://open.spotify.com/album/5LFPa9tEyeXqCRzc3Mr7L3

Official Websites –

http://hyperurl.co/ond46w

AK Wuz HERE releases new album ‘Smile for Mom’

The songwriter and producer of rap and hip hop known as AK Wuz HERE has released his latest official album, “Smile for Mom.” The album contains seven original AK Wuz HERE tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Colorful, elevating, and packaged in a hundred yards of groove, “Smile for Mom” showcases AK Wuz HERE as one of the most intriguing rap and hip hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

In addition to the considerable talents of AK, himself, “Smile for Mom” also includes work by producers such as Asa Hip Hop, NextLane Beats, Daysix x Leryk, Smoove, Nayz, False Ego, and JTK KLB.

Memphis, TN’s AK Wuz HERE cites as main artistic influences Tupac, OutKast, Playa Fly, Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit, and Three 6 Mafia. Wuz HERE’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on heavy beats, plenty of swagger, and more than enough verbal gymnastics to enthuse any fan of the sound, “Smile for Mom” by AK Wuz HERE has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Smile for Mom,” AK Wuz HERE writes, “I made an album my mom could be listen to inspired by mom with songs that could uplift people.”

Smile for Mom” by AK Wuz HERE is available online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip-hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

Smile for Mom” by AK Wuz HERE –

https://www.amazon.com/Smile-Mom-Explicit-Wuz-Here/dp/B07VRZ6J7D/

Official Twitter –

@AKWuzHere

Instagram –

@akwuzhere_loe