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Artist Kahlil Simplis Goes All Out On New Project ‘Safehouse, Vol. 1’

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“I see how music makes people feel, I know music saves lives, saved mine at certain points in life, so I know its a way of healing and a way of true expression, which we all need because bottling up things only hurt us more in the long run. It’s good to really feel our emotions, which I feel music allows us as people to do.” – Kahlil Simplis

LA based musician Kahlil Simplis is the music industry’s latest catch. The singer-rapper and song-writer is a graceful melodic master flirting with ambient hip hop instrumentals to produce some of the tightest songs coming right now.

As a slew of artists gravitate towards the elastic, wavy under-water sonic side of hip hop R&B contemporarily, Kahlil Simplis has carved his own lane with carte-blanch a blend of catchy melodies and hard-hitting bars, driven by gruesome 808 drums and rattling hi-hats.

He’s back with a brand new project ‘Safehouse, Vol. 1’ and he proves he’s only getting better with every release. This project specifically has a few bangers on it, including standouts “Been Playing,” “Skin,” and “Making It Easy.” On top of that, he’s been receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences.

His previous releases are also worth mentioning, as Kahlil Simplis has a work ethic that reflects in his music.

On songs like “Dreams” his candidness is on a high as he manifests what dedication to one’s dreams is all about branding unapologetic bars notably, “Always have something to prove with somebody’s daughter, I am not one for the altar, too focused on money to ever get altered”. On records like “Consistent” he’s raving with bravado reflecting on topics such as loyalty, staying true to self, business, and keeping external forces at bay when chasing one’s goals:”Ive never cashed a check with someone’s opinion, bitches will find out you got a little money damn now they consistent, whether you like me or not it don’t make a difference” he rhymes cynically on the hook as he subliminally gives us keys to the game.

Kahlil is definitely cut different – he is tunnel vision focused, brims with killer instinct, channels slickness to his vibe, is a record label boss, and easily has one of the most creatively compelling music video catalogs as he admits to REMIXD Magazine, “When I’m not doing music, I’m working on music video treatments”, the indie act from LA tells us. To attain this level of virtuoso and determination is something he picked up earlier on while he was pursuing a hooping career until an unforeseen career-ending injury forced him to hang his boots. Still, this may have been a blessing in disguise; he overcame the depression bug following the injury, chinned up, got into music and poetry as a result, and this meant zeroing in on music as an outlet to release his woes and perhaps gamble on it as a tangible profession. It’s safe to say, his fans are now eating good because he has been consistently putting out fire since 2019 and we got to meet the legend ourselves.

With his highly touted project finally here, the baller turned rapper sat down with us to share more details about his life, the exciting new project titled Safehouse, Vol 1 that dissects his seesaw tales with women, his unquestionable drive, and why we should be rocking with the Inglewood CA artist right about now as he goes for worldwide domination. Check it out below:

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Mike Atlas Released His New Single “Graveyard Story”

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Houston, Texas Native Mike Atlas looks to go worldwide with his new single “Graveyard Story.” With his lethal and melodic sound, he looks to inspire many throughout the world, showing that anything is possible through his hard work and dedication. This lyrical nightmare is inspired by some of the greats. (Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few).

2021 was a hard year for the independent artist. Losing two of his closest friends and biggest supporters through his journey was tough, but added more fuel to his fire and desire. “I feel they driving me to a higher purpose with my talents to truly live out my dream not only for them but myself.” Through his strength and determination the Houston rapper looks to make his mark in 2022 after a rough 2021.

IG: @MIKEAT2LIVE

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Pluggworld Drops Anticipated Album, ‘Tug of War’

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LA based music group Pluggworld is ready for the world to hear their newest album “Tug of War”. This will be the bands fifth album, already making moves with two singles: “Chick Filet” and “Show & Tell”  which received over one million views on Worldstar and over a quarter of a million views on Youtube, respectfully. Pluggworld offers a fresh and raw perspective to live instruments in hop hop, as well as the fusion of various styles and genres within their work. As far as their latest body of work, Pluggworld describes their album as being “a sonic journey through our experience maneuvering and making our way in LA trying to get money and dealing with relationships and women issues. The tug of war is money and success pulling for our time on one side, and the relationships and love pulling us on the other side.” Pluggworld is proud of their skill and very excited to share their newest album with the world.

Q: What inspired your Band name? 

A: Pluggworld , we want to connect people to the source. Also in the studio there were always plugs everywhere due to the various instruments we play and the equipment we use and amps, etc. So the name just kinda fit.

Q: What genre of music do you produce and what is your favorite to produce? 

A: We make music from several different genres, primarily Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, and R&B. We often like to fuse these styles into one song, that’s probably our favorite thing to do. It’s like cooking, and creating new recipes.

Q:  How would you describe your sound/style?

A: Our sound can be described as Vibey. We love to incorporate the heavy low-end and percussions of modern Hip Hop, and then layer lush guitar chords on top, then we finish off with undeniable vocal melodies. We play instruments, so that’s something we like to highlight in our music as well. Whether that be guitar, bass, keys or Saxophone. Also, when it comes to rapping, we do it at the highest level.

Q: In your opinion, what makes you stand out from other/current producers out there?

A: Other artists in hip hop right now, don’t play guitar and rap and produce. They usually have to call in a guitarist, we don’t. We also are able to maneuver between different genres seamlessly. You’ll hear that on the project. You could go from a banger to a ballad the next song, and it doesn’t feel out of place.

The album “Tug of War” is available on all streaming services.

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Lor Sosa & Soulja Boy Chart Billboard With “Drake”

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Lor Sosa taps Soulja Boy for the release of his single and music video “Drake.” A subtle reference to both the multi-platinum rapper and Draco AK47, both artists trade verses filled with witty bars and references.

“Once I knew it was possible to make the collab happen I got straight to work sourcing a beat. At the same time, I was also given the opportunity to work with producers from Tate Kobangz’s “28” production group,” he tells us.

“Drake” debuted at position #13 on the Billboard charts during its first week. Within a month of its release, the visual effort managed to garner 4M views on YouTube as well as #4 on iTunes. Watch “Drake” below.

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