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2AM Ricky Hits iTunes Charts With New Single “Move,” A Win For Intersectionality In Music

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2AM Ricky is a rising star hailing from Winston-Salem, NC, but now based in Atlanta, GA. He has dropped a summer anthem that’s more than just a catchy tune. His latest single, “Move,” is a fusion of funky house, EDM, and retro disco vibes, aimed at celebrating the intersectionality of the black queer experience within the broader community. The track, featuring the vocals of Miami native pop vocalist and songwriter GODZENA, with an official music video on the way. Just a week after it’s release, “Move” debuted at #12 on the iTunes Electronic Charts and quickly peaked at #3, making him the first black transmasc artist to reach iTunes Top 10. 

2AM Ricky, born and raised in the South, draws inspiration from his personal journey and experiences. His stage name, a tribute to his late brother and a nod to his grandmother’s wisdom, embodies his mission to open minds and hearts through his music. With “Move,” 2AM Ricky aims to create a space where masculine-presenting queer individuals, often marginalized in mainstream nightlife culture, can feel seen, heard, and celebrated.

The artist’s passion for music goes beyond entertainment; it’s a platform for social change and visibility. As a black trans man navigating the music industry, 2AM Ricky understands the importance of representation. He aims to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, using storytelling to inspire change and spark crucial conversations on intersectionality, mental health, and disparities faced by the black trans community.

Influenced by artists like Andre 3000, Anderson .Paak, and Tyler the Creator, 2AM Ricky’s music blends soulful melodies with relatable lyrics, reminiscent of the golden era of Hip-Hop and R&B. His latest single, ‘Move’, captures the energetic essence of the 70s, inviting listeners to embrace joy and liberation.

But 2AM Ricky’s journey doesn’t stop with ‘Move’. He’s gearing up for a whirlwind year of performances, kicking off with MoBiFest on June 8th in NYC. Additionally, fans can catch him in Season 2 of the hit series “TransWorld Atlanta,” offering a glimpse into his life and journey as an artist and activist.

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As 2AM Ricky continues to make waves in the music industry, his commitment to amplifying marginalized voices and fostering inclusivity remains at the forefront. Through his artistry and activism, he’s not just making music. He’s paving the way for a more equitable and diverse music landscape.

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Alex Jean & Darkchild Find A Way With “I Need Faith”

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Sampling Tem’s “Me & U,” Haitian Hip-Hop artist Alex Jean recruits Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Rodney Jerkins for his latest leak “I Need Faith.” Co-produced by Jack Lawson, the infectious yet inspirational cut finds the Florida native effortlessly rapping the song’s lyrics with his larger than life vocals. The record marks Jean’s addition to Darkchild’s Alienz Alive label and preview of what new found fans can expect going forward.

Born and raised in Orlando with an older sister and their parents, Alex Jean is no stranger to adversity or achievement. Though early on in grade school he was a self described troublemaker, getting into fights and causing mischief, his family eventually moved into a well to do neighborhood where he received a more suitable education. The graduate of Lake Minneola Highschool, credits his father’s musical talents, Michael Jackson, Reggaeton acts like Don Omar and the strong bond with his sibling as the foundation for his forward progression.

Prior to making the decision to be a full time recording artist, Alex thought he was going to be a guitarist but soon realized his voice was ultimately the instrument he’d be using to help influence the world and help people in it find freedom. Last year his “Love Like That” collaboration with Hulvey & Torey D’Shaun reached No. 45 on Billboard’s HCS chart and with new music loaded up he’s poised to make a lasting impact that transcends the status quo.

Stream “I Need Faith” on your DSP of choice below via Alienz Alive and follow Alex Jean on IG | HERE.

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Kash Alexus Takes Atlanta Nostalgia to New Heights with the Release of “Eastwest”

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Southern hip hop artist Kash Alexus is setting the tone with her latest release, “Eastwest.” The track is a homage to the iconic sounds of early 2000s Atlanta culture. With a captivating blend of nostalgia and modern day flair, Kash Alexus is ready to show audiences who she is and what she’s capable of.

On the inspiration behind “Eastwest,” Kash Alexus wanted to create something that aligned with her personal interests.

“The song is a remake of an early 2000’s Atlanta classic, so coming up with the theme wasn’t hard at all,” Kash Alexus explains. “Being a 2000’s baby myself, it was very fun recreating looks for the photoshoots/music video.”

“Eastwest” aims to reignite the nostalgic feeling of the early 2000s while seamlessly integrating into today’s musical landscape. Kash Alexus shares, “This release is about bringing back the nostalgic feeling of the early 2000’s and the Atlanta culture as a whole that I feel needs to be felt again.”

With a sound that blends urban contemporary vibes with the essence of southern hip hop, Kash Alexus invites listeners to experience her unique lane that she’s carving for herself. “I would describe my sound as urban contemporary and southern hip hop,” she remarks.

As far as musical influences, Kash Alexus credits rappers such as Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Bankroll Fresh, Future, and Missy Elliott for shaping her artistry. Looking ahead, she envisions a future where her name is synonymous with both musical and entrepreneurial success. “My music career goals for the future would be to have an established name in and out of the music industry,” she states.

As Kash Alexus showcases her skills on “Eastwest” and works on upcoming projects, she remains focused on her ultimate message to fans. “No matter how tough things may get for you, never give up,” she emphasizes. “Challenge yourself, find confidence in just being you, and never forget where you come from.”

Stay connected with Kash Alexus on social media for updates.

Don’t miss out on “Eastwest” and join Kash Alexus on her music journey.

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Olumide Releases Hot New Track “New Keys”

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Rick Ross producer Dizzee Beats handles instrumentation for Olumide”s Summer single “New Keys.” What better way to let the streets know you’re officially outside and ready to be seen? Pulling up in head turning transportation. On his timely track “New Keys,” the East Coast emcee takes a break from his more conscious content and catches a vibe played best in the express lane.

Speaking to Medium Creative Agency about his new song, the P.G. County native states: “This that feel good, bass heavy, braggadocious track. Whether you got something to be proud of or just want to stunt, this is that record.”

Olumide grew up in Maryland, where he casually began to make music with his brother as a high school student. His talent blossomed quickly, and soon, it became apparent that he was destined for bigger things. Olumide began performing in front of any audience that would have him, rapidly upgrading to multiple appearances at Baltimore Soundstage. Easily one of the most promising artists to emerge from the DMV, Olumide officially secured his spot sonically with the release of #BeenDope (Mixtape), which currently boasts millions of streams. Solidifying himself on the stage alongside Hip-Hop heavyweights like Curren$y and A Boogie wit da Hoodie as well as in the booth with other local entertainers like WillThaRapper and Ciscero, Olumide is a man on a mission, refining his craft and further developing his impressive lyrical abilities.

Stream “New Keys” on your DSP of choice via PGN Records below.

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