BL Smooth releases new R&B single ‘Insecure’ ft. BigMacBZ

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and R&B known as BL Smooth has released his latest official single, “Insecure.” In addition to the considerable talents of BL Smooth, himself, the track also features a performance by BigMacBZ. The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the BigMacBz Entertainment record label.

Smooth, soulful, and chock-full of pop hooks, “Insecure” showcases BL Smooth and BigMacBZ as one of the most intriguing hip hop collaborations of the year so far and promises that they have plenty more where that came from.

Hip hop’s BigMacBz cites as main artistic influences NWA, Eazy E, Beastie Boys, E40, RBL Posse, IMP, CBO, Brother Lynch Hung, Mr Doctor, DJ Screw, PM Dawn, Michael Jackson, AL Green, Temptations, Smokey Robinson.

BL Smooth’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 groove, back beats, urban poetry and sheer attitude, “Insecure” by BL Smooth has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Insecure,” BigMacBz writes, “This single written by BL Smooth was handed to me as a platinum level R&B track. Both of us have gone through the Insecure phase in our relationships in the past and myself married for 18 years and with Missbz for 21 yrs it really brings the thoughts that sometimes occur in an Insecure individual’s mind. But it goes a step further with the reality of nothing even taking place while one’s in that state of mind!”

Asked to describe his start in music, BigMacBz writes, “My mom and dad always went to the flea market on weekends. There was a tape stand, and in 2nd grade, they let me pick LL Cool J as my first tape, and Eazy E’s ‘Eazy Does It!’ I went straight to my room with my mom’s brush and performed concerts every day!”

Insecure” by BL Smooth feat. BigMacBz on the BigMacBz Entertainment 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

www.MondoTunes.com

Insecure” by BL Smooth –


https://www.amazon.com/Insecure-Explicit-Smooth-feat-BigMacBZ/dp/B07H15YKK7/

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Big Flame Thrower releases new rap single ‘I Be Working’

The hip hop performer known as Big Flame Thrower has released his latest rap single, “I Be Working.” The track has been proudly published on the Flamed Up Records independent music label without the control of the corporate music industry. Booming with bass and flexing with healthy aggression, “I Be Working” by Big Flame Thrower proves that hip hop in 2016 is stronger than ever.

New Orleans’ Big Flame Thrower cites as main artistic influences Jay-Z, D.M.X, Soulja Slim, Jadakiss, the Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and Birdman.

“Really everyone who’s making a living doing music,” writes Big Flame. “Successful artists influence me. Young Thug, Future, 2 Chains, Drake, and Yo Gotti are the artists of this era that I look to for influence.”

Big Flame Thrower’s name hints at his style of hip hop production. “I Be Working” brings big, big sound and intelligent, even inspiring lyrics. Flame raps from the heart with drum and bass to back him in a solid, sonic wall. Synth melody lines are clever and surprising, unique and effective. While it’s a positive, empowering hip hop track, the sound of “…Working” is ominous and dark.

“I Be Working” is the first single from his upcoming project, “Real Talk Vol II.” It’s also a personal track.

“My album will tell my story,” Flame writes. “How I live, how I came from nothing and against all odds – I still do this. It will display pain, raw talent, strong sexual music, and also songs that’s thought provoking, just something a little different from the normal. It will give you a look into my life.”

Big Flame Thrower broke into the scene with his debut solo project, “My Time to Shine.” He has been called by fans and friends by several names: Black Sheep, World Wide, and simply, “Rap.” He has been freestyle rapping since 12. He has shared the stage with popular Louisiana artists such as Lil Josh & Lil Earnest, Sam I Am, U.N.L.V, Outlaw Music Group, 5th Ward Weebie, Webbie, Asia Sky, Lil Boosie, Hot Boy Ronald, U.T.P, BDMG, Mr. Magic (No Limit), Lava House Records, and more. He has opened for acts as well-known as the Party Boys, B.G., Huey, Canibus, and U.G.K. Records.

The rapper is a humble man but one with plenty of ambition.

“Though very few people outside of Louisiana and Mississippi have heard of Big Flame Thrower,” he says, “make no mistake that my drive, persistence, humility, and talent will take me just where I’m destined to go – to stardom.”

“I Be Working” by Big Flame Thrower is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores beginning 19 July 2016.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“I Be Working” by Big Flame Thrower –

https://www.amazon.com/I-Be-Working-Radio-Single/dp/B01HO19WHO/
Website –

http://slim264.wix.com/bigflamethrower

Frhetoric & Rawiri James release new rap album ‘D:T:F’

The hip-hop duo known as Frhetoric and Rawiri James have released their latest EP record, “D:T:F.” Coming loaded with six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes, the album has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Blasting with bass, thumping with beats and boasting some of the tightest turns of phrase ever to strike a mic, “D:T:F” is clearly one of the best rap records to appear in 2015 so far.

Frhetoric and Rawiri James cite as main artistic influences Ludacris, Tech N9ne, Lupe Fiasco, and Kendrick Lamar. While elements of each of these can be heard on “D:T:F,” their intelligence and creativity have most in common with Lamar, whose music has been helping to reclaim the hip-hop underground from long-tired stereotypes and overused tropes.

Fans of rap looking for something upbeat and new will find more than they can hope to expect in “D:T:F” from Frhetoric and Rawiri James. Regardless of where the listener may be on the globe, these six clever tracks represent a much more engaging hip hop than what’s on the mainstream radio anywhere.

In fact, attacking the mainstream is part of what this volatile crew is about. Their current official bio reads, “While the resulting earworms [on D:T:F] are aimed at a mainstream hip-hop audience, the tongue-in-cheek lyrics deliver blows to a music industry that takes itself too seriously.”

The record has also been described as “a journey into a world of braggadocio and innuendo, where mundane objects are turned into lecherous metaphors.”

Asked to describe the themes of their new album, Frhetoric and Rawiri James recite a short list: “Existentialism, intellectualism, delusions of grandeur, and fun.”

If any or all of the above sounds too good to be true, the music fan is encouraged to taste the proof firsthand. This strong little record suggests that the era of bottom-shelf hip hop is finally coming to a close.

“D:T:F” by Frhetoric and Rawiri James is available online worldwide beginning September 18, 2015. Get in early, rap fans. Very, very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“D:T:F” from Frhetoric and Rawiri James –
http://www.amazon.com/D-T-F-EP-Explicit/dp/B014JEYEYU/
Website –-

www.frhetoric.net

www.twitter.com/rawirijames

Rapper D-Town Jr. releases debut LP ‘Rose from the Ashes’

The rapper from Denver, CO known as D-Town Jr. has released his debut LP record, “Rose from the Ashes.” The groundbreaking, titanic hip-hop album comprises 15 original songs and a bonus track for an approximate total listening time of one full hour. It has been proudly published on the BlockArt Entertainment independent record label without the influence or financial support of corporate music entities. Explosive, aggressive, consistently brilliant and even moving, “Rose from the Ashes” has all the qualities of a Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop release.

In addition to the staggering amount of talent D-Town Jr. brings to the mic on his “Rose from the Ashes” debut, the full-length album also features the talents of a small army of his friends and collaborators. These include (in order of appearance): Short Cirkit, Micky Monday, Eric Underwood, Fully Loaded, Kutt Calhoun, Jon Young, Mic Check, Dyani Annmarie, Ran$teez, Liizayuhh Atlas, Irv da Phenom!, JI B. Hood, Ashleigh Munn, Lil’ Soulja, and D-loc the Gill God.

This burgeoning roster accounts for much of the LP’s texture, depth and charm, a stylistic choice which is entirely deliberate on the part of D-Town Jr. While a great many rap artists enjoy the tradition of placing as many featured rappers on their albums as may look fashionable, D-Town’s “Rose from the Ashes” is nothing short of a talent scout’s dream, a gathering of hip-hop geniuses the likes of which indie music rarely sees, if indeed such a crew as this has ever been assembled before.

Regarding this, D-Town Jr.’s current bio states that the rapper “has dedicated his career to shining light on the talented artists who go unnoticed because superficial and materialistic artists take up all the spotlight.”

D-Town Jr. cites as main artistic influences only Eminem and Tech N9ne, each of which has clearly left indelible impressions on the rapper’s own characteristic modes of writing and delivery. Fans of either Eminem or Tech N9ne will be exceptionally enthusiastic about “Rose from the Ashes,” which is like hearing a new kind of rap that is reminiscent of Marshall Mathers without being derivative of him.

At the heart of D-Town Jr.’s debut LP are razor-sharp lines and rhymes, each of which evidences weighty consideration and the verbal adroitness of a true urban poet.

Asked to describe the themes of his first official album, D-Town Jr. writes, “This album is a very personal journey. The metaphor behind the title is me rising from the ashes of who I used to be and becoming the man I’m meant to be.”

D-Town Jr. has been writing music since the age of ten and entered a music studio for the first time at 17. Today he celebrates the release of his “Rose from the Ashes” debut LP at 22 years old.

“Rose from the Ashes” by D-Town Jr. is available online worldwide. Get in early, hip-hop fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Rose from the Ashes” by D-Town Jr. –
http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Ashes-Explicit-D-Town-Jr/dp/B00XDI18DY/
Website –

facebook.com/dtownjr303