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Dro Kenji Ascends to New Melodic Plane on Debut Album ‘WITH OR WITHOUT YOU’

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A tireless worker who wears his heart on his sleeve, Dro Kenji chronicles his tragedies and triumphs in diaristic bursts of soaring melody. After cutting his teeth with four mixtapes, all released before he turned 20-years-old, Kenji levels up on WITH OR WITHOUT YOUhis official debut album. The South Carolina native is a startling vocal talent with a well-developed sense of drama–he switches from sweet singing to raw nerve bursts of emotion at a moment’s notice, his intensity rising and falling along with the beats in his narratives. Spanning 15 tracks, the new album finds Kenji exploring the ins and outs of young love, the album moves from intoxicating infatuation in early songs like “BOTTLE 4 BOTTLE” and “PUSH2START,” to the slow drift apart in songs like project highlight “USED2KNOW,” to the inevitable devastation of love’s end in songs like “OUR TOXINS” and “NOT THE HALF OF IT.”

Throughout the album, Kenji finds the perfect accompaniment in beats from Nick MiraCensus, and other members of Internet Money, who mix organic instrumentation (melancholic piano, gently-plucked guitar) with rage-ready synth lines and thumping low-end. On tracks like recent singles VANISH” (2.9 million Spotify streams) and “FINDERS KEEPERS” ft. Scorey (4 million Spotify streams), Kenji slides through the negative spaces in the beat with fast-talking flows and smooth melodic runs, displaying a collaborative chemistry that elevates both artist and producer. Featuring an additional appearance from Seattle rapper HighwayWITH OR WITHOUT YOU is available everywhere via Internet Money Records/MiraTouch/10k Projects.

Kenji’s debut album arrives after a banner year for the young artist, who achieved multiple career milestones while elevating his artistry. 2021 saw Kenji embark on his first headlining national tour, which he wrapped up with a performance at Rolling Loud California. 2021 also saw Kenji release two new mixtapes, including EAT YOUR HEART OUT, this past spring, featuring KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT (15 million Spotify streams), which received an animated video, and the early summer’s F*CK YOUR FEELINGS, which saw the rapper flex and reflect over 16 tracks of expansive Internet Money production, and features highlights like “SUPERSTAR” and “TRANCE.”

Never one to rest on his laurels, Dro Kenji is only just starting his rise. Stay tuned for much more from the prolific artist as he continues his ascent to the highest echelons of the rap game.

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DEANTE’ HITCHCOCK RELEASES ‘CALLIN’ ALL MY CHILDREN’ FEAT. BIG K.R.I.T. & WESTSIDE BOOGIE

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Grammy-nominated Atlanta rapper Deante’ Hitchcock releases Callin’ All My Children, out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The two-pack is the latest tease of new music from the critically acclaimed artist as he gears up for his anticipated sophomore album later this year. 

An amalgamation of the project’s track titles, Callin’ All My Children is a unique blend of Deante’s southern rap roots mixed with retro production influences. Tapping two heavy hitters in hip-hop, on “Callin’” Deante’ is joined by Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. and Compton’s Westside Boogie. The track features a booming bass line with a seductive R&B hook as each artist volleys back and forth on their respective verses. On “All My Children,” Deante’s rap skills are showcased at their most potent, with his powerhouse lyricism on full display as he waxes poetic about his come up as an artist. 

The latest in a run of relationship-driven releases set to come from Deante’ this year, Callin’ All My Children follows the release of Deante’s single “Alone” and his Valentine’s Day-themed EP Everyday The 14th in February, which received critical acclaim. Featured by XXL, Hypebeast, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, and more as one of the ‘Best New Releases,’ Lyrical Lemonadepraised the project, noting that it “further solidifies Deante’ Hitchcock’s immense skill and versatility as an artist,” while The Sourcecalled the EP a “tight, solid listen for returning fans and newcomers alike.” 

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GANG51E JUNE RELEASES HIS LATEST MIXTAPE ‘THIS 2 SHALL PASS’

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Tulsa, OK’s rising star, GANG51E JUNE, has released his latest mixtape, This 2 Shall Passavailable now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The mixtape comes after GANG51E JUNE’s latest single and visual “Static Rain (feat. Birdy)” available to stream HERE.

This 2 Shall Pass features also includes the breakthrough single, “4REIGN Gangsta (Ft. Kevin Gates),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE; an official visual is streaming now at YouTube HERE. The project also features the lead single “Anita” that feels like the perfect sensual single to capture both R&B and rap fans alike.

Now boasting close to 3M worldwide streams and counting, GANG51E JUNE has earned praise for his compelling sound, with themes surrounding his hometown’s remarkable Black history seeping into such recent releases as “Homicide Man” and “What N****z Do,” both available now on all DSPs and streaming services.  Both tracks are joined by official music videos streaming now via GANG51E JUNE’s YouTube channel HERE.

GANG51E JUNE has seen a remarkable increase in national attention, fueled by such knockout tracks as “Base’ Body,” “The Hope” and “51 Savior.” Nicknamed “The Hope” by his grandmother, the 22-year-old artist has not only the hope of his family but the hope of his beloved city of Tulsa. Indeed, GANG51E JUNE strives to teach through positive messaging, encouraging a sober lifestyle while shattering stereotypical boundaries for rappers of his generation.    

“This 2 Shall Pass” is just the product of everything I’ve been going through in life at the moment. From me losing my brother/ best friend to me becoming a father. This project means a lot to me, I feel that this is my first project entering the industry. I put blood, sweat, and tears in this. My supporters are going to step in my world. They gone feel the emotions I feel and understand the thoughts that I think. I named it “This 2 Shall Pass” because that’s how life is. If you feeling pain, regret, depression, you got to remember that it won’t last forever; motivation to get through and keep going. That’s where I’m at in my life. I’m dropping it on May 4th, 2022, because that’s the 2-year anniversary of my brother being killed. He was the one I started this with.” – GANG51E JUNE on the mixtape

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Teenear Samples Brandy’s “The Boy Is Mine” on her Single Release “Ain’t Mine” 

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Teenear Renee began singing with the praise team of her church in her hometown of Miami, Florida. She later started performing solo at talent shows. 

A version of Rihanna’s “Stay” went over so well that she started a YouTube channel — after her parents’ strong encouragement — to gain wider exposure. Uploads of “Stay” and other covers caught the attention of the Miami-based Slip’N’Slide label, resulting in a recording contract. In 2015, the year she graduated high school, Teenear debuted with “Friday Night,” featuring a guest verse from Sage the Gemini. 

Follow-up “Streetlights‘ ‘ arrived in 2016, followed shortly thereafter by a dancehall-flavored remix with an appearance from labelmate Trina. A handful of additional tracks, including the sparkling Fetty Wap collaboration “Love Me or Leave Me” and the beaming ballad “Need Your Love,” were scattered across 2017 and 2018. 

At the height of the pandemic and social justice with the likes of the George Floyd assualt/murder, Teenear returned to Music with her song “Free” lending her voice and platform to the conversation and activism toward freeing those most affected by police brutality, and racisim. 

The singer, after two years, returns to music full time with her leading single “Ain’t Mine” debuting May 13th 2022. The single samples the living legend Brandys 1998 hit song “the boy is mine” 

Teenear’s label Slip N Slide is excited about this release. 

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