Soko7 – Moola

 

Soko7 - Moola

Soko7 – Moola

 

ARTIST NAME: Soko7

 

SONG TITLE: Moola

 

RELEASE DATE: 2/13/2020

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop

 

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

For me, the main difference from demos to finished songs is that I re-record the vocals in a quiet room and fix the errors in the takes, and then I add harmonies.

 

I mix the song to my liking and I send it to my friend @KayoMusiq and he masters it for me, he’s great.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

I usually start with a sample or chords or an idea, then I record myself mumbling melodies and ideas, I write, re-record and then add drums and bass.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

It’s still quite early in my career and I don’t feel like I’ve found any themes or reoccurring patterns.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

Greatest musical work to date is “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce, which I produced and won several Grammy Awards for.

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Tell us those behind your music process.

It’s mostly me. I collaborate with different producers all the time, it varies from time to time, I mix my music and have my guy @kayomusiq do the mastering, he’s a very talented producer himself.

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Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.

I do all my promotion online, Instagram, Facebook, etc. I have a new dancehall song with my guy @blaqpages coming next month and that will be my first taste of influencer marketing (dancers and Choreographers).

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

I would like to drop my debut album at the top of next year and go on tour.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

The industry has changed a lot due to streaming. Social media has also given the power to the creative and as artist you can reach your fans without needing a label.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

In my opinion, overthinking is the biggest mistake in the creative process.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

Champagne, Champagne, and more Champagne – it just puts me in a more carefree mood without making me too drunk to work.

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Explain the structure of the song.

This song “Moola” is 4 bar intro, 8 bar Hook, 8 bar verse, 4 bar pre,8 bar Hook, 8 bar verse, 4 bar pre, 8 bar Hook, then the outro.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

There is no set way that the song comes together, but for me, I usually start with chords, then words and then do the drums and bass.

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State your musical skills.

I’m a producer, artist, and writer. I don’t play any instruments, but I can engineer and mix the songs that I write.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

When the time is right, I would like to try it… I am interested in TV and Movies.

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

I have a ball mic filter that basically is a ball made of foam that covers the entire mic except for the opening you record through.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Sean Paul, DMX, Buju Banton, 50 Cent and a lot of classic African artists that I grew up listening to.

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

I get inspired by sports, movies, and traveling.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song came about very spontaneously, I was in Las Vegas for the weekend and my last night there; my director @Potent__ suggested we shoot a video. I didn’t have any new songs, so I decided to make a song right there on the spot. I made the beat, recorded and shot the video for ‘Moola’ in one night.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

My artist name “Soko7” comes from my birth name Brian Soko and 7 was my jersey number when I played soccer in high school.

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Share your press release and review with us.

Moola is a song about my outlook and my worth ethic as a result of growing up with very little in a 3rd world country (Zimbabwe).

 

I speak about my tunnel vision, attitude about work and money, and how I don’t have time for anything if it doesn’t help me move forward financially. This is the mindset of a lot of 1st generation Immigrant families who came to this country to live the American Dream.

 

Eminem + Juice WRLD – Godzilla

 

Eminem + Juice WRLD - Godzilla

Eminem + Juice WRLD – Godzilla

 

Artist Name:  Eminem + Juice WRLD

 

Song Title:  Godzilla

 

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Eminem is back again with a high-class music video for the song entitled ‘Godzilla’ featuring Juice WRLD.

 

His delivery of words is one of a kind while his performance is impressive.

 

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers with skills.

 

His works to date are hits.

 

Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith – Rain

 Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith - Rain


Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith – Rain

Artist Name:  Aitch + AJ Tracey + Tay Keith

 

Song Title:  Rain

 

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Aitch and AJ Tracey team up to unravel an amazing music video for the rap song entitled ‘Rain.’

 

These gifted rappers amaze with their extraordinary delivery of rap verses.

 

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Aitch and AJ Tracey have dropped their highly anticipated single “RAIN”, produced by Tay Keith (Drake, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott), and complete with an LA-filmed visual, directed by Arrad.

 

Two of the hottest names in UK Rap, and both in their twenties, Aitch and AJ Tracey are both hot off the back of their 2020 Brit Awards nominations, not forgetting the chart domination of “Taste” and “Ladbroke Grove”, respectively, last year. A formidable duo, “RAIN” makes an almighty statement of two young talents marking their territory, not just nationally, but globally.

 

The video, filmed in Los Angeles in February, sees Aitch, and AJ making it rain – both literally and metaphorically; Iced jewelry, dollar bills, cars, and energy.

 

 

With both rappers’ individual personalities shining through, their unique flows complement each other effortlessly over the addictive piano-heavy beat of 23-year-old Memphis Tennessee producer Tay Keith.

 

Only two weeks ago, Manchester’s finest Aitch returned with his first solo offering of the year which was dropped as a surprise release on his website, before crashing an hour later due to the influx of traffic. Those lucky enough to get through in the first 30 minutes got to see “MICE” first.

 

After releasing the single everywhere, a couple of hours later, “MICE” has accumulated over 2.5 Million streams, and broken straight into the UK Top 40.

 

Both “MICE” and “Rain” kick off a busy few months ahead for Aitch, who hot off the back of his extended (due to popular demand) sold-out UK and EU tour, is about to embark on an Australia and NZ tour, before a Summer jam-packed with festivals.

 

Last year, UK Rap star AJ Tracey released his eclectic self-titled debut album to critical acclaim. It was one of the biggest indie albums of 2019 and charted at number 3 in the UK Official Charts, now certified Gold with over 110,000 sales.

 

Not content with his sold-out Brixton Academy show in March, AJ topped off his biggest year to date with two sell-out shows at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, after the first sold out in just ten minutes.

 

AJ’s hit single ‘Ladbroke Grove’ is about to go double-platinum (over 1.1 million sales); undeniably providing the soundtrack to last summer, where it spent 12 weeks in the UK Top 10, as well as winning an NME Award for Best British Song.

 

The West London-hailing artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap, throughout his self-built journey.

 

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Hailing from New Moston in North Manchester, 20-year-old MC Aitch is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of the last year.

 

Debut offering “Straight Rhymez” has now garnered well over 15 million views, being credited as the video that propelled Aitch into the limelight and released with the help of Northern Quarterz, his management team.

 

Based in his hometown of Manchester, NQ are helping to elevate artists in the North West of England to new heights.

 

Since then Aitch has gone on to make a solid mark on the scene nationally, his video for single “Taste (Make It Shake)” has accrued 23M views, and at one point he even featured on four songs in the UK Official Chart at one time. A keen collaborator and integral part of the UK Rap Scene, Aitch has seen huge success with his features on Young T and Bugsey “Strike Me A Pose” (Platinum), Russ x Tion Wayne “Kesha Becky (Remix)”, Ed Sheeran “Take Me Back To London” and his most recent with DigDat on “Ei8ht Mile.”

 

With his talents recognized across the board, Aitch is unstoppable. He is YouTube’s ‘Artist on The Rise’, has 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone and has support from the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, The Face, Clash, The Guardian, Line of Best Fit, and more.

 

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At just 25-years-old, nothing could have prepared AJ Tracey for his meteoric rise. The London-born artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap throughout his self-built journey.

 

Having released music since 2011, the Ladbroke Grove rapper saw a pivotal moment in 2016’s collaboration with Dave titled “Thiago Silva.” A year and a few singles later, AJ released his Secure the Bag! EP, which saw him catapulted into the UK official chart Top 20.

 

With a transatlantic nod of approval, AJ even appeared on tracks alongside Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and more.

 

AJ’s 2018 summer single “Butterflies” ft. Not3s, saw him spend an incredible eight weeks in the UK Official top 20, and six weeks on the Radio 1 A-list (with over 85 million streams to date.)

 

AJ Tracey proved himself as one of the UK’s most dominant talents, winning the MTV Brand New title, two GRM Rated awards, and receiving multiple MOBO and AIM Awards nominations.

 

The 24-year-old even found himself placed in Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018 and named as one of British Vogue’s “Hottest Boys”, not to mention being placed on the BBC Sound Poll.

 

AJ has modelled in brand campaigns across the board from Nike to Timberland, Tottenham to the Official FIFA World Cup campaign alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. No mean feat, the rapper has enjoyed support from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader, Dazed & Confused, GQ, Wonderland Magazine, i-D, NME, Noisey, The Independent, The Guardian and many more.

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Mustard + Roddy Ricch - Ballin'

Mustard + Roddy Ricch – Ballin’

 

Artist Name:  Mustard + Roddy Ricch

 

Song Title:  Ballin’

 

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Mustard teams up with Roddy Ricch to drop an amazing music video for the song entitled ‘Balling.’

 

The delivery of words is outstanding while the beat is appealing.

 

Ballin’ video is top-notched, and the lighting is perfect.

 

The song is pleasing to the ears.

 

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The man born Dijon McFarlane, formerly DJ Mustard (just Mustard from here on out), is at his best on his third studio album, Perfect Ten. “My life is at a perfect 10 right now,” he told Apple Music’s Ebro Darden. “Sometimes I wake up and I be like, this can’t be true. I got three kids. I got engaged. My mom is good. I just bought my sister a house. I won a Grammy [with 10 Summers label signee Ella Mai]. Just period, my life.”

 

Perfect Ten’s 10 songs, then, are a reflection of everything in Mustard’s life in its right place. Throughout the project, there are numerous allusions to how this came to be, including the post-hyphy young California sound he pioneered (“Intro”), the ratchet R&B he perfected with Ella Mai (“Surface”), and another big-room crossover smash to add to his collection in “Pure Water.”

 

Frequent collaborators Ella Mai, YG, and Ty Dolla $ign are of course present, but so are curveballs like A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, and Future.

 

Closing out the album is a collaboration with the late fellow Angeleno Nipsey Hussle, which features the fallen hero philosophizing between the verses he spits over conspicuously drum-free production.

 

Hussle’s influence on Mustard went far beyond music, as he told Ebro. “I see a lot of people with ‘the marathon continues’ thing,” Mustard said, referring to Nip’s catchphrase. “The thing is, the goal is to keep it going. He was doing everything. When you really look at his life and what he’s doing, he’s doing it all. It’s up to everybody to keep that going and really lock into it.”

 

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

TOnX and Poetics - Veneno

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

Artist Name:  TOnX and Poetics

 

Song Title:  Veneno

 

Release Date:  01-03-2020

 

 

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‘Veneno’ is the newly released single by TOnX and Poetics. A song that will get you moving with hints of reggaeton grooves, trap elements, and provocative lyrics.

 

The song lyrics are written/performed by Stephen Clarke (Poetics), and the production put together by Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ), and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo).

 

RJ and Mateo form a producer duo, TOnX (pronounced as tonics) and are the next up and coming hit producers!

 

TOnX are of Salvadorean descent and Poetics of Trinidadian/Venezuelen descent.

 

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TOnX (pronounced as ‘tonics’) producer duo from Toronto, Canada.

 

Our names are Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ) and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo). We are two Salvadorian-Canadians brothers and music runs in our blood. As musicians, we like to incorporate our Latin background in our music and at the same time keep it urban.

Kierra Luv – Don’t I

 

 Kierra Luv - Don't I

Kierra Luv – Don’t I

 

Artist Name:  Kierra Luv

 

Song Title:  Don’t I

 

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Kierra Luv brings to light a brand-new music video for the song entitled ‘Don’t I.’

 

Kierra is one of the finest female rappers with rap skills.

 

Her delivery of words is excellent while her performance is impressive.

 

The music video is noteworthy as she tickles with her performance.

 

Kierra is no doubt an aspiring icon to reckon with in the rap game.

 

She is a very good rapper

 

 

 

Alex Veach – Hideout

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Veach – Hideout

Alex Veach – Hideout

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Name:  Alex Veach + Wiz Khalifa

 

Song Title:  Hideout

 

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Alex Veach is a Los Angeles based emerging hip hop artist and composer. While media has made his gender transition a topic, Alex’s actual skills are in his creative activities.

 

Trained in classical piano and jazz trombone since the age of six, he has competed at the state and international levels.

 

He got All-State A+ rankings in the New York State School of Music Association (NYSSMA) for both instruments throughout his schooling and in 2005 he took the Eastman School of Music Award.

 

While finishing his undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering and pharmacology from Cornell University in New York, he toured in concert with the university orchestra in Germany.

 

Alex has also joined various musical teams in the past, including dixie groups, chamber ensembles, jazz bands, and wind symphonies citing his versatility as one of his major sources of inspiration.

 

Today, while working as a scientist he has made his first hip hop album release which features major artists and his original electronic music and rap style.

 

He wishes to collaborate with other recording artists and vocalists after finishing the album and performing live.

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Elaborate on your music career.

I produced a hip hop album featuring Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Wiz Khalifa and received over 30,000 plays on Spotify over the last few months.

 

The songs include my original compositions, rap, and singing and are in stores already.

 

I was trained in classical piano and jazz trombone and look forward to impacting the hip hop genre in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

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