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BOBBY SESSIONS RELEASES “ALONE TIME”

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Bobby Sessions swears he isn’t superstitious, but the way his career has unfolded has felt magical. Over the last decade, the Dallas MC has cultivated a pure, contemplative rap style while taking the kinds of career risks that make or break you.  The hunger he has for motivating people through his words can’t be ignored: it’s in each and every song, interview, and performance. A blistering, concentrated lyricist and speaker, the uncompromising Sessions is constantly focused and determined to attract the energy of those around him – whether onstage performing for fans or in the studio focused on his craft. In his eyes, it’s all the result of “manifestation,” the idea that he can turn his dreams into reality by envisioning them. It has paid off, securing him a deal and multiple projects with High Standardz / Def Jam, and a theme that weaves throughout his music and takes center stage on his major-label debut album, MANIFEST.

Growing up in Pleasant Grove in Southeast Dallas, Sessions always had a competitive spirit. He loved hip-hop, but put his energy into sports. When he enrolled at the University of North Texas, he realized he’d need a new outlet for letting loose. A group called Poetic Justice beckoned, and Sessions showed up to one of their readings. What he didn’t know was that it always ended with a freestyle cypher. So, being the competitor that he was, he took pen to paper with no prior experience. “I wrote a rap, came back next Tuesday, recited it,” he says. “The place went crazy.”  Dropping out of school, he spent the next few years cutting his teeth as a rapper, learning technical vocal skills as well as bigger philosophical ideas, like trusting the process and putting himself in positions to succeed. On December 31, 2014, he quit his day-job at Walmart to pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist full-time, and wrote the words ‘Def Jam Records’ on a dry erase board.  He was inspired by the book/documentary The Secret, whose central idea became the title exactly one year later of his debut indie album the Law Of Attraction (LOA). It was a passionate and fiery project influenced by the artists he grew up on as a kid from Dallas, Texas – from Jay-Z to James Brown to N.E.R.D.  The mixtape cover included an illustration of a Grammy next to the words ‘What you think you become.’

LOA was followed by a second indie album, grateful, a jazzy, self-aware reminder to be thankful. “Every freedom, every privilege, every great thing happening in our lives, down to your eyesight, each breath… we should put 100% of our energy into being grateful for that,” Sessions said.  His 2018 signing to Def Jam Recordings raised his profile with the arrival of “Like Me” and “Pick A Side” early in the year.  In the heat of the Black Lives Matter movement, RVLTN – Chapter 1: The Divided States of AmeriKKKa followed in July, the premiere release in his RVLTN EP series. That same month, the critically acclaimed The Hate U Give film featured his title tune “The Hate U Give” as the centerpiece of the motion picture soundtrack album.  In November 2018, Sessions released RVLTN – Chapter 2: The Art of Resistance.  Controversy followed with “Level Up,” “Made A Way” (heard in the interactive game trailer for EA’s FIFA 2021 video game), and Fight leading to the long-awaited sequel, RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom (released 9/11/20).  At the 63rd annual Grammy Awards® on March 14, 2021, Bobby won his first career Grammy® for Best Rap Song as co-writer of Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé’s RIAA platinum global chart-topping “Savage Remix.”  The back-to-back single releases of “Cog In the Machine” and ”Gold Rolex” set the scene for the arrival of Bobby’s major label album debut MANIFEST in June 2021.

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Saint-Côme, Makes Formal Introduction With New Track “Pressure”

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Saint-Côme is an emerging artist on the verge of superstardom. The new sensation of the infused Afro-Pop makes a formal introduction to the world in the buzzing track “Pressure.”

Directed by Era Filmz, the period piece visual showcases the empowering singer and featured artist Zoey Brinxx as bosses of their own empires. After donning lavish attire, they are met with traditional paparazzi following them around. Enjoys the power, the collaborators inspire other women to do the same through the catchy lyrics and sing-a-long hook.

This Afro-pop track is sure to get listeners dancing, enhanced by Zoey Brinxx’s fiery lyrics and her notoriety from “Love and Hip-Hop Miami.” It marks the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey for this emerging artist.

Hailing from Miami, Stephanie Saint-Côme is a classically trained vocalist who has excelled in state competitions and won first place in the Musical Theater Advanced Category. She has performed with esteemed groups such as Seraphic Fire and Jubilate Inc., showcasing her talent in singing multiple languages. Among her most requested pieces are “Rejoice” from Handel’s Messiah, “The Prayer” in English and Italian, and “Ave Maria.”

The latest single introduces her unique sound to a worldwide audience and sets the stage for many more exciting projects. Stream the new single below, and afterward, follow Saint-Côme, on social media for daily updates and more.

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TAVE feat. Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn Drops “No More Maybes”

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GRAMMY- nominated TAVE releases his 
debut single “No More Maybes” featuring powerhouse vocalists Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn. Just moments after inking a deal with ADA/Warner Music UK, the London born and bred songwriter and producer is unveiling an exhilarating new artistic era with his name front and center. “No More Maybes” crystallizes TAVE’s newfound vision with an irresistible first listen of diverse cultures and sounds. This enthralling sonic journey through soul, R&B, hip-hop and pop features trailblazing singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and spell-binding R&B songstress India Shawn, who adds, “I don’t think TAVE knew he was making one of my dream collaborations happen when he hit me for a verse on ‘No More Maybes’. I’ve been a fan of Bibi for so long! It was cool to play with a different, darker sonic palette and to tap into a more rebellious side… it was a much needed departure, and that’s the essence of the song, getting away from familiar & not giving a f*ck.” Teeming with a rich tapestry of euphoric harmonies, emotive guitar, and silky layered melodies, “No More Maybes” is a groove-inducing listen that delivers the empowering declaration of self-worth and having the courage to demand what you deserve. 

TAVE has had a comprehensive career working alongside Little Mix, 6LACK, Masego, The Saturdays, Rapsody, SiR, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, EXO, Jazmine Sullivan, Melanie Fiona, and more. Recent achievements include co-writing / co-producing K-pop sensation Aespa’s debut single, which soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Shot Debut charts, contributing to Masego’s Grammy-nominated album “Studying Abroad: Extended Stay” with standout tracks like “Polygamy” and “Bliss Abroad”, and 6LACK’s “Inwood Hill Park” from his 2024 Grammy nominated album “Since I Have a Lover”. 

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KVTheWriter & Mai Lee Drops New Track, “Figure Out The Rest”

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Before she headlines Festival of Nations at Tower Grove Park next month and delivers the re-release of her debut LP ‘FRIENDZ,’ Mai Lee joins KVTheWriter on the official remix to her Reggie Son assisted track “Figure Out The Rest.” The STL posse cut finds the trio trading soulful verses about the 314 and all it’s allure over melodic guitar strums.

“I enjoyed sharing my artistry with KVtheWriter and Reggie Son. It was my first time working with them and I loved the experience. The song’s production is unique and allows each artist to stand out on the song. I felt like I gave St. Louis a bit of sexy sauce with my vocals,” say’s Lee speaking on the collaboration exclusively in a press statement.

A medley of the people and places she represents, Mai Lee transcends the boundaries of music and fashion. Growing up in Missouri, the seasoned singer has always had music on her mind and in her heart. Attending performing arts schools during her youth, she uses those experiences to create a unique genre blending sound. Known for her intoxicating and soulful vocals, Mai Lee has shared the stage with artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, Estelle, and Busta Rhymes, performing in front of an audience of 20K+ people.

While you may hear some familiar influences in her sound, Mai Lee notes her parents as her biggest inspirations for her music career. Fleeing from Vietnam in 1978 during the Vietnam War, Lee’s parents migrated through multiple refugee camps over the years before calling St. Louis their home. They opened up the first Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant, Mai Lee Restaurant, a local staple in the city. The restaurant was built from absolutely nothing and ended up becoming the blueprint. Watching them work hard towards their dreams gave her the hustle and grit to pursue her dreams.

Stream KVTheWriter‘s “Figure Out The Rest (Remix)” on your DSP of choice after the jump and watch the Vietnamese R&B/Pop vocalist live performance visual for “Von” | HERE.

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