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Arkansas rapper Lil Dolfin releases hard-hitting EP ‘Dolfin Not Dolphin’

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Lil Dolfin is an independent artist who’s name already grabs audiences attention. The Pine Bluff, AR native’s recently dropped a new four track EP called Dolfin Not Dolphin which showcases a masterfully crafted sound that Dolfin has been working on since he was nine.

When asked about how he came up with the name Lil Dolfin, he explained that he got his name in junior high from his friends. 

“I got my name in Jr. high school from close friends,” he explained. “I used to wear a lot of Pink Dolphin clothing. First it was Lil Dolphin, then as I got older I changed it to Lil Dolfin.”

The lead single off of Dolfin Not Dolphin is “King Kong,” a bubbly track that gives Dolfin the space to both showcase his work ethic and flex. With lyrics like “keep a lot of green on me, from the sun up, busting out the jeans on me” and “she know I touch money but stack up a lot,” Dolfin creates a perfect introduction to his sound for new listeners. The single also was released with a dope visual, which compliments the track even further.

Dolfin, born Darron Eaves, follows “King Kong” with “No T-Shirt.” Dolfin doubles down on a breakneck, NBA Youngboy-esk flow that shatters the Cali rap-influenced beat. Dolfin’s next track is a complete 180 from the first two, and further showcases his talents and skills.

“Avenue” capitalizes on the money hungry nature of “King Kong ” but slows the flow and instrumental down to a much more leisurely pace. With the “welcome to my avenue” line in the beginning of the song and Dolfin’s call and response flow, Eaves makes the track feel almost like a tour of his life. 

Dolfin’s final track “They Don’t Wanna” utilizes a Lil Baby type flow to detail people who look down on him. Lines like “they don’t wanna see a young n**** grind, I been putting in overtime” and “I hear voices they be talking saying I’m mixed up in the times, so when I rap this shit I do it to make a million every time” illustrate his ability to shake off those who have negative opinions of him.

As far as the message that Dolfin wants audiences to take away from his music, he says he wants people to feel inspired to “never give up” and “never stop going because it’s never too late.”

Check out Dolfin Not Dolphin below and follow Lil Dolfin on Instagram and Twitter!

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Boovie Wants All “The Profit !” On His New EP

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Boovie (@boovieeeee) is regarded as the “smoothest rockstar” for a reason. Although his music is mosh-pit ready, it is still clean and made to make you dance. The upcoming cloud rapper should be in a good pocket going into his subsequent releases. His newest EP, “The Profit !” is a 6-track effort that shows his versatility as a creative more than ever. The Auburn, NY-born recording artist has been making music for five years. Until last year, he decided to go full force with his work. Making music comes naturally to Boovie because both of his parents are creatives.

Boovie’s cadence is one of one. Not many people can compare his infectious flow and tantalizing production. His 15-minute EP has one lone feature from 319Jay. The rest of the project is a solo mission that gives Boovie a chance to do most of the heavy lifting. “Da Drop” and “Profit!” are two fan favorites, but the whole tape is a fun listen. Ay, boov ¿WYA?

Be sure to follow Boovie on social media and press play on his latest EP, “The Profit !” today.

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Music Video Highlights – Cory J “Play It Cool”

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Look no further than West Oakland, CA for Cory J who’s bringing the heat all summer. Cory J is back with his highly-anticipated visual “Play It Cool,” which is out now on YouTube. The melodic track reminds us that

“This song is about that one shorty you got and everyone wants what y’all have,” Cory J says in a recent interview. “The homegirls wish they had it. Haters hating but, it’s no need to ‘play it cool’ you still better ‘act up.’”

Cory J of West Oakland, California, continues his outstanding run of songs with “Play It Cool,” with the new buttery visual.

Cory examines being in an almost poisonous relationship when two loves are completely and entirely focused on one another without interruptions, although he is aware that there are distractions.

“I was always interested in music,” Cory J said. I played multiple instruments and being a person who always had an open mind, I allowed my self to be immersed in so many different genre’s of music early. That played a role in my influences today and is why my sound is so unique.”

The music is somberly enticing, the percussion are just so, his gently vocals lie passionately on top of the music, and it all adds up to a well-knit all-around tune to drive to late at night or light candles to on a night in.

Start the night off with this one and check out the new visual below. In addition, keep reading to learn more about Cory J, his early beginnings in music, some of his inspirations, and more.

Read more of his interview below.

What’s your artist name and how did you get your artist name?

My artist name is Cory J. My real name is J’den (pronounced jayden) Smith. My artist came naturally as it’s my actual middle name.

When did you decide to actually pursue a career in music?

2020 was the year I decided to actively pursue music.

What’s the reason you got into music and what inspired that?

I was always interested in music. I played multiple instruments and being a person who always had an open mind, I allowed my self to be immersed in so many different genre’s of music early. That played a role in my influences today and is why my sound is so unique.

What keeps you busy and creative outside of music? Do you have any hobbies?

Outside of music, I sleep, eat, and relax. Ain’t nothing else going on but music on this side. Before music I had just graduated from high school wit a 3.8 and was enrolled in college to become an agricultural engineer.

Who would you say are some of your musical influences if you had to pick a few?

I can’t even give a straight answer here because the influences come in bunches. You got Jay Z, 3 stack, Smino, Mick Jenkins and Kanye West on one end but, then you got MJ, Musiq Soulchild, Bryson Tiller, and so many others.

What are some of your main goals in pursuing a music career?

My goal is to simply have people enjoy my art as much as I do.

What was the inspiration behind “Play It Cool?”

The inspiration behind “Play It Cool” was actually a flashback moment I reminisce about.

What’s the song about in your own words?

This song is about that one shorty you got and everyone wants what yall have. The homegirls wish they had it. Haters hating but, its no need to “play it cool” you still better “act up…”

What are you proud of so far in your career and tell us one thing you’re happy about?

So far I’m proud of the effort. It’s going to take a lot more than this but I’m happy with the way my team had been moving with me.

What’s next for you and what can audiences look forward to from Cory J musically?

Hit after hit! Next up is more music. Really want to expand the catalog and share this music with people.

If you’re not familiar with Cory J by now, now’s the time. Make sure to keep up with him on social media @juscoryj

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NEW R&B ARTIST CHIMA DIOR SHARES HIS MUSICAL JOURNEY 

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R&B trap soul infused artist Chima Dior dives into his music career and his goals for the upcoming year. He currently writes his own music while learning how to produce as well. In middle school, Chima played the trumpet, trombone, and piano, however decided to focus more heavily on his voice. He started getting more into music in high school, but it wasn’t until college that his passion for music and writing really took off. His parents are some of his biggest supporters. He often listens to his father’s old vinyls and tapes from the 90s including artists like Michael Jackson and Prince were some of his early influences. Today he is inspired by some underground artists such as Che Ecru, Aftertheparty and Anders. He also takes on some of his musical inspirations form well known R&B artists like Bryson Tiller, Frank Ocean, Drake and the Weeknd. His hope for the future is being able to always make timeless music that lasts forever. He wants to create an imprint on the industry and be able to go down as one of the most talented artists ever.

Chima Dior is always striving to stand out and be more versatile. Constantly challenging himself and mixing new sounds, he will be releasing his second EP called “Still Jaded Part Two” on June 10th. This EP serves as a personal journey telling stories of love and loss through his lyricism. His music is always honest and true, making sure to leave his fans with a message. His first big break was when he released his single “When The Party End”, which gained a lot of attention online. His single “Better Off Alone” went viral with more than 12K streams on all music platforms. Currently, he is working on many new singles, working with his videographer on music videos and the newly released album “Still Jaded Part Two”. 

Born and raised in Oakland CA, Chima Dior is most known for his unique sound which helped him build his fan base he has today. One of his homies, Bryce Savoy performed in his hometown, selling out a show to over 150 people. The thrill and loving support was what inspired him to keep pushing for greatness. When he is not in the studio, he enjoys fashion and being behind the scenes like styling and directing for designers and brands.

He wants people to leave with the message of knowing he’s up next and an artist to look out for. You can find the independent artist Chima Dior on all music streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Keep an eye out for his new music coming out and more exciting things coming soon!

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