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Chicago’s R&B Artist TiffMarie Speaking Up About Her Truth!

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What is music written for the soul if not the sharing of your darkest moments?  Chicago artist TiffMarie, whose songs make you go swirl, has finally started to open up about her journey. She is an inspiration. The sudden shift  from a perfect life to one filled with long periods of pain and suffering left TiffMarie stunned. 

TiffMarie experienced a blissful childhood. Her earliest memories were those of singing in the church choir amongst a loving community, but things didn’t remain the same because with adulthood came tragedy. To quote Tiff herself, “I didn’t learn to live until I thought I would die.”

August 16, 2016, was the day that left an indelible mark on her life.  It was the day she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer during a routine check-up.  For a year, Tiff disconnected herself from everything as the only thing left in her life in agony as she made it through multiple rounds of surgery and hospitalizations, ask TiffMarie how difficult it is to see the lives of your loved ones moving in perfect harmony while yours is stuck in a whirlwind of pain. 

Marie leaves the credit of her being alive with her loving husband and son, who were like the light at the end of a torturous tunnel as she embarked on her path to recovery. She decided her recovery would begin with music as she and her father strengthened their close bond while the father-daughter duo returned to producing the music she began as a 13-year-old.

As she journeyed forward with her first love, music, TiffMarie started vocalizing her thoughts via lyrics.  Her blend of music is unique and cheerful, with particular attention to women’s empowerment. Ever since then, Marie has left her impression on the hearts of hundreds of people going through something similar to her.

As a singer and songwriter, TiffMarie combines the power of the soul, the vibrant feminist rock scene, and the takeover of hip-hop in the 90s. Though her early beginnings in the church laid the foundation, her life’s lessons of perseverance created her unique and mature music, which is a source of sheer joy for us. 

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Dee-1 Releases New Visual “Lines Drawn”

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Emmy-nominated educator turned entertainer, Dee-1 (@Dee1music) addresses critics and fans alike in the official music video for the Danny Beats-produced single “Lines Drawn,” following his viral interview on Sway In The Morning centered around industry hypycrosy. Filmed by Tufts University‘s own Jalen Hill, a student enrolled in the New Orleans native’s “The Intersection of Hip Hop and Social Change” course, the timely track and its accompanying visual postdate Dee’s previously released album UNO. Serving as the first official leak from his forthcoming LP From The Hood To Harvard, the song is a beacon of light as unfavorable headlines engulf online media.

“I did this song as a response to the industry being so shaken by me drawing a line in the sand and saying that we need some accountability for the messages we’re glorifying inside Hip-Hop. This is part one, there’s more on the way. A shift is happening from a genre and cultural perspective,” says the National Social Emotional Learning Consultant in a press statement to Medium Creative Agency about the release.

Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, business owner, and keynote speaker are synonymous with Louisiana‘s Dee-1. The Nasir “Nas” Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University is a Billboard Top 10 charting, game-changing MC with a persona to match his penmanship. He’s transitioned from being a middle school math teacher in The Boot to a Hip-Hop heavyweight with much more to accomplish. He has released 10 albums and 21 projects thus far in his career. 

Dee-1’s music is part of a bigger lifestyle movement called Mission Vision, which centers around three core principles: Be Real. Be Righteous. Be Relevant. In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence Award,” highlighting his community activism and commitment to inspiring the youth. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on “The Manhattan Project,” but he lost to Michelle Obama. Later that year, Dee was appointed to the “Louisiana Council for the Success of Black Men and Boys” by Governor John Bel Edwards, making him the first rapper in Louisiana history to become a governor’s appointee.

Watch the HD clip for “Lines Drawn” on YouTube and stream the single via Audiomack below. For a limited time you can purchase an advanced copy of From The Hood To Harvard exclusively on EVEN, here.

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Deuce Savage creates a new Rap Lane with the single “Mudd Thompson”

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The Midwest isn’t letting up when it comes to individuality and variety in music. As the rap genre continues to evolve, more music artist are finding their way with their own sounds. One Chicagoland artist Deuce Savage, is turning up the rap world with a rockstar appeal. Recently releasing his trending single “Mudd Thompson”, his authentic and experimental sound is a unique addition to the music world.

Taking on the sound of this new wave of trap rock, Deuce Savage is an artist who isn’t afraid to step outside the box. As a self-taught producer, Deuce is able to bring his creativity to life with every song. Resonating with music lovers of all genres, his unique delivery is originally raw. The single “Mudd Thompson”, is thrilling freestyle flow over a hard hitting beat. Produced by Deuce himself, his talent of layering unique sounds shines effortlessly with this single.

Aside from his unique music, Deuce Savage connects with fans through his intriguing lifestyle. Uploading weekly day-to day videos on YouTube, he shows fans his creative process and his unpredictable personality. Further experimenting with other genres, “Mudd Thompson,” is just a preview of what’s to come from Deuce Savage. Stream his latest single below now!

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Travy Nostra Paints A Vivid Picture On “MARTYR”

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Travy Nostra has risen to a new level with his latest introspective record, “Martyr,” which pairs with a cinematic visual. The mini-movie highlights the duality many young black children in underprivileged neighborhoods usually have. Some people play ball, and some people make music, but those seem like the only two routes to get out of the good. Coming off the heels of his dynamic visual for “SEE U TMRW,” Nostra found a way to step it up once more. 

Travy Nostra is looking to inspire children to come up and understand that there is more to life than the streets, sports, or rap. He has previously worked with DMV legends like Rico Nasty and Joony. His fiery flow and polished storytelling helped him become a new star. He has been featured in REVOLT TV, Lyrical Lemonade, and many others.  

Watch the new visual for “Martyr” below!

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