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@chubbyrain_ is an Egyptian bred, DMV raised artist making some noise out of Los Angeles, California

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SHERIF is making noise out of Los Angeles, California. An Egyptian bred, DMV raised artist, SHERIF moved out to Los Angeles and hasn’t looked back since. SHERIF has built up quite a catalog over a few years now, with records like Another Life, Delilah, and Leave Me Hanging. A versatile artist for sure, SHERIF’s music will be sure to leave you feeling some sort of way. With some genre-bending tunes and a versatile sound, SHERIF is an artist to lookout for in the new year.

In the meantime, check out our interview with SHERIF below.

Do you tend to make music for yourself or with the listener in mind?
I think in order to be a successful musician you have to reach that perfect dichotomy of commercial appeal and artistic vision, the place where business meets art. I always want to make hits, but at the same time I only ever make music I truly love. Music is therapy so it’s definitely for myself, but If it moves me chances are it moves others. I”m making the exact kind of music I want to make right now and I’m really happy about that. 
Any plans for a project? When do you plan on dropping it?
What It’s Like To Be Human will be released at the beginning of the new year. It will be followed by two sequels to complete a trilogy saga by the end of the year. 
How old were you or what exact moment stands out to you that made you start taking your musical career a bit more serious?
I was back and forth early on with taking it seriously or just doing it for fun. I think when I first heard myself professionally mixed in a studio setting is the moment I declared I had to do it for life. I just knew that it’s what I was born to do. 

For new listeners, what are 3 must listen records from SHERIF?
Illusion Heaven Another Life
What do you want the listeners or fans to take away from your music?
They came away feeling better than they did before. They got some therapy. They got some closure on their relationship. They got inspired to create things themselves and to write their ideas down on paper and make them happen. 

Any shows or events planned in the near future?
I’m currently holding a residency at Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills as a creative director throwing special themed events every month. The next show will take place on 11/20. I will also be doing my first show in the DMV in 3 years on 12/23. Beyond excited for the homecoming. 

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Alex Jean & Darkchild Find A Way With “I Need Faith”

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Sampling Tem’s “Me & U,” Haitian Hip-Hop artist Alex Jean recruits Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Rodney Jerkins for his latest leak “I Need Faith.” Co-produced by Jack Lawson, the infectious yet inspirational cut finds the Florida native effortlessly rapping the song’s lyrics with his larger than life vocals. The record marks Jean’s addition to Darkchild’s Alienz Alive label and preview of what new found fans can expect going forward.

Born and raised in Orlando with an older sister and their parents, Alex Jean is no stranger to adversity or achievement. Though early on in grade school he was a self described troublemaker, getting into fights and causing mischief, his family eventually moved into a well to do neighborhood where he received a more suitable education. The graduate of Lake Minneola Highschool, credits his father’s musical talents, Michael Jackson, Reggaeton acts like Don Omar and the strong bond with his sibling as the foundation for his forward progression.

Prior to making the decision to be a full time recording artist, Alex thought he was going to be a guitarist but soon realized his voice was ultimately the instrument he’d be using to help influence the world and help people in it find freedom. Last year his “Love Like That” collaboration with Hulvey & Torey D’Shaun reached No. 45 on Billboard’s HCS chart and with new music loaded up he’s poised to make a lasting impact that transcends the status quo.

Stream “I Need Faith” on your DSP of choice below via Alienz Alive and follow Alex Jean on IG | HERE.

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Kash Alexus Takes Atlanta Nostalgia to New Heights with the Release of “Eastwest”

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Southern hip hop artist Kash Alexus is setting the tone with her latest release, “Eastwest.” The track is a homage to the iconic sounds of early 2000s Atlanta culture. With a captivating blend of nostalgia and modern day flair, Kash Alexus is ready to show audiences who she is and what she’s capable of.

On the inspiration behind “Eastwest,” Kash Alexus wanted to create something that aligned with her personal interests.

“The song is a remake of an early 2000’s Atlanta classic, so coming up with the theme wasn’t hard at all,” Kash Alexus explains. “Being a 2000’s baby myself, it was very fun recreating looks for the photoshoots/music video.”

“Eastwest” aims to reignite the nostalgic feeling of the early 2000s while seamlessly integrating into today’s musical landscape. Kash Alexus shares, “This release is about bringing back the nostalgic feeling of the early 2000’s and the Atlanta culture as a whole that I feel needs to be felt again.”

With a sound that blends urban contemporary vibes with the essence of southern hip hop, Kash Alexus invites listeners to experience her unique lane that she’s carving for herself. “I would describe my sound as urban contemporary and southern hip hop,” she remarks.

As far as musical influences, Kash Alexus credits rappers such as Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Bankroll Fresh, Future, and Missy Elliott for shaping her artistry. Looking ahead, she envisions a future where her name is synonymous with both musical and entrepreneurial success. “My music career goals for the future would be to have an established name in and out of the music industry,” she states.

As Kash Alexus showcases her skills on “Eastwest” and works on upcoming projects, she remains focused on her ultimate message to fans. “No matter how tough things may get for you, never give up,” she emphasizes. “Challenge yourself, find confidence in just being you, and never forget where you come from.”

Stay connected with Kash Alexus on social media for updates.

Don’t miss out on “Eastwest” and join Kash Alexus on her music journey.

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Olumide Releases Hot New Track “New Keys”

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Rick Ross producer Dizzee Beats handles instrumentation for Olumide”s Summer single “New Keys.” What better way to let the streets know you’re officially outside and ready to be seen? Pulling up in head turning transportation. On his timely track “New Keys,” the East Coast emcee takes a break from his more conscious content and catches a vibe played best in the express lane.

Speaking to Medium Creative Agency about his new song, the P.G. County native states: “This that feel good, bass heavy, braggadocious track. Whether you got something to be proud of or just want to stunt, this is that record.”

Olumide grew up in Maryland, where he casually began to make music with his brother as a high school student. His talent blossomed quickly, and soon, it became apparent that he was destined for bigger things. Olumide began performing in front of any audience that would have him, rapidly upgrading to multiple appearances at Baltimore Soundstage. Easily one of the most promising artists to emerge from the DMV, Olumide officially secured his spot sonically with the release of #BeenDope (Mixtape), which currently boasts millions of streams. Solidifying himself on the stage alongside Hip-Hop heavyweights like Curren$y and A Boogie wit da Hoodie as well as in the booth with other local entertainers like WillThaRapper and Ciscero, Olumide is a man on a mission, refining his craft and further developing his impressive lyrical abilities.

Stream “New Keys” on your DSP of choice via PGN Records below.

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