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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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Delaware Native WinzGotBeats Is The Next Hitmaking Produce

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Upcoming Delaware born producer and engineer WinzGotBeats is persistent with his vision and artistry, consistently forming a body of work, rooted in originality. Garnering over 10 years of experience in production and audio engineering, WinzGotBeats is no stranger to making quality beats. Pulling inspiration along his journey from veteran industry players like Rick Rubin, Kanye West, Pharrell, 808 Mafia, and more, WinzGotBeats knowledge and authenticity will take him far.

WinzGotBeats is currently in go-mode in the new year, dedicated to working on his debut project. Those new to WinzGotBeats journey should know this forthcoming project will be fully produced by WinzGotBeats. Adamant about his talent and ready for the world to catch on, make sure you keep up with WinzGotBeats below:
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‘MikeWitDaMac’ : Musician, Producer & Engineer

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MikeWitDaMac is a producer, studio engineer, and musician who is at the fulcrum of an evolving music scene. MikeWitDaMac is a very uniquely wired musician, who isn’t afraid to break the rules and push the boundaries of our perception with his deeply layered and well-crafted production. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA.

MikeWitDaMac seeks to showcase the talents of others with his music, all while expressing his own musical ideas at the same time. He is also the founder and CEO of Maclord, LLC — an acronym for Music and Creativity LORD. The company focuses on helping independent artists grow. They run a studio and provide services such as music production, music distribution, mixing and mastering, and music publishing consultation. Mike is also studying marketing and music technology at Georgia Southern University.

MikeWitDaMac draws inspiration from his own experiences to create his sound, and by using his musical acumen, he articulates stories and shared perspectives that will connect with audiences across the spectrum. He combines various unique and experimental sounds with his intricate melodies and dabbles in various contrasting genres 00 resulting in fusions that are still firmly stitched together by emotive undertones.

The producer was inspired by his late friend Narquise, who helped him grow as a producer and engineer. His production is influenced by various icons, from all different genres. A few to mention are Drake and his primary producer Noah “40” Shebib — as well as FutureYoung ThugJustin TimberlakeUsherMetro Boomin, and P’ierre Bourne. His music showcases his distinct style that takes listeners on a journey through various emotions, that ultimately let’s them escape into their own musical world.

MikeWitDaMac has 3 production / A&R projects, where he collaborates with independent artists of different genres titled “Everything’s Different: Vol. 1” (Hip-Hop/Rap), “Everything’s Different: Vibes” (Alt R&B), and his latest project “Everything’s Different: Vol. 2” (Hyperpop/Cloudrap/Rage). The talented producer has also released six instrumental projects: “The Space Pack,” “The Jungle Pack,” “The Water Pack,” “Vibes (Beat Tape),” “The Oriental Pack,” and lastly, “V2 (Beat Tape).”

His upcoming projects will highlight his passion and love for authenticity and desire to make timeless music. His work will explore various themes, by delving deeper into the emotions that encompass the human psyche. The talented enigma is here to reshape and leave an indelible mark in the industry.

So get familiar with MikeWitDaMac, and be sure to stream all his official releases now on your preferred DSPs.

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Meet bilingual HipHop Artist HULKSICKO!

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HULKSICKO!’s interest in music began during his high school in his hometown of Bronx, NY. After an injury and surgey led him to put a pause on a promising basketball career, the Bronx native decided to dedicate his training towards music. HULKSICKO! recorded his first song in the summer of 2017. He recalls watching videos on how to use auto-tune for an hour and by the end of the night he had created a very rudimentary track. He chuckles stating, “It was trash.” The independent artist stayed the course and persisted to create for 3 more years before finally finding his sound. His musical style and sound is very unique in that it is inspired by a combination of the trials and triumphs of an East Coast upbringing. “Most of my music is melodic and uptempo, which I think is dictated by the beats I choose. In terms of lyrics they can go right or left depending on how I’m feeling, and where I’m at. I like to tell people about parts of my life even if they can’t relate to it, because the real fans are going to relate. Those are the types of fans I want around my music.”


Find out more about HULKSICKO! In the interview below:

Q: What inspired your artist name?
A: My name was something that I was given/came up with. It’s two words, the first part HULK comes from a joke my teammates would make cause I would still lift even after basketball practice was over. The second part SICKO I came up with my bro Noah, and I just ran with it. I had to add the exclamation so that people could feel me.

Q: Do you have any other special talents?
A: Another talent I have is that I speak Chinese. I visited China twice and went to 10 different cities while there and lived there for a whole month at one point. The fact that I speak Chinese influences some of the harmonies that I think of while making music. A lot of my early fans thought I used to live in China because of the fact that I spoke it so wel!

Q: What impacted your decision to pursue music?
A: I chose music cause it allowed me to express myself. I didnt’t necessarily know how to voice what I felt because I didn’t have people to talk to about it. Same way when I was young and angry, I would listen to music to help get me out of certain moods. It aint always work and sometimes the lyrics in the songs made it worse but that’s how I knew music was impactful.


Q: What got you noticed?
A: I don’t think that I got noticed for my music right away but for what I was trying to do with it at first. I was heavily pushing the idea that I wanted to live in China and make music there and a lot of people who didn’t understand music gravitated towards it because it was something they had never seen before.

You can check out his music on Spotify, Apple Music and all the major platforms. You can check out his music videos on Youtube!

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