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Elijah LeFlore Redesigns RnB & Soul



An innovative sound is reshaping the essence of rnb and soul. Elijah LeFlore, artist and award winning filmmaker explores timeless beats with modern influence in such a divine manner. The release of his new EP Midnight Summer, is an amazing collection of love, poetry, affirmations and admiration through music. Taking listeners on an incredible journey, Elijah LeFlore is an artist redesigning the blueprint of rnb and soul.

Rooted In Music, Elijah LeFlore finds Inspiration at an early age

Coming from the Southside of Chicago, Elijah LeFlore grew up surrounded by musical and creative influences. His mother a talented poet and writer, gave him a natural ability to capture a feeling through language. Also skilled in playing instruments like the violin and trumpet, his love for harmonic sounds is a direct reflection of his musical mastery. With additional influence from legends like Micheal Jackson, Prince and Kanye, Elijah’s music aims at bridging the gap between classic and modern hip-hop and rnb.

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In 2016 he released his first studio single Last Night in LA, a smooth and electronic rnb jam. He followed up with the mesmerizing EP Sunset Radio, a 9 track compilation of hypnotic tunes. Elijah’s sound is poetic yet polished, as he finds new ways to express his creativity. Aside from his natural musical ability, his talented filmmaking skills further drive him to produce cinematic experiences. The cover art for both Sunset Radio and Midnight Summer paint such a vivid depiction, adding more essence to the vibe Elijah LeFlore brings.

Midnight Summer is a Breath of Fresh Air

With the release of the EP, Elijah LeFlore’s fan base grows by the minute as his sound covers so many different genres. Midnight Summer explores emotional yet positive themes and moments with just seven singles. Starting off with the single of the same EP name Midnight Summer, is a techno/rnb mix serenade. The illuminating track Woman released prior to the album is a melodic ballad with an 80’s undertone you can’t help but love. Other songs like Shining and Sunshine (Interlude), show off a new kind of neo-soul sound.


With skillful production by Ro Marsalis & Wildlife Willy, Midnight Summer is a cinematic and striking musical experience. Using vibrant beats, quality sounds and of course the soothing and stylish voice that is Elijah LeFlore, Midnight Summer surpasses all expectations. Overall the project is a beautiful display of artistry, imagination and expression. Follow the talented artist on Instagram @elijahleflore and listen to Midnight Summer on all streaming services.

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2AM Ricky Hits iTunes Charts With New Single “Move,” A Win For Intersectionality In Music




2AM Ricky

2AM Ricky is a rising star hailing from Winston-Salem, NC, but now based in Atlanta, GA. He has dropped a summer anthem that’s more than just a catchy tune. His latest single, “Move,” is a fusion of funky house, EDM, and retro disco vibes, aimed at celebrating the intersectionality of the black queer experience within the broader community. The track, featuring the vocals of Miami native pop vocalist and songwriter GODZENA, with an official music video on the way. Just a week after it’s release, “Move” debuted at #12 on the iTunes Electronic Charts and quickly peaked at #3, making him the first black transmasc artist to reach iTunes Top 10. 

2AM Ricky, born and raised in the South, draws inspiration from his personal journey and experiences. His stage name, a tribute to his late brother and a nod to his grandmother’s wisdom, embodies his mission to open minds and hearts through his music. With “Move,” 2AM Ricky aims to create a space where masculine-presenting queer individuals, often marginalized in mainstream nightlife culture, can feel seen, heard, and celebrated.

The artist’s passion for music goes beyond entertainment; it’s a platform for social change and visibility. As a black trans man navigating the music industry, 2AM Ricky understands the importance of representation. He aims to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, using storytelling to inspire change and spark crucial conversations on intersectionality, mental health, and disparities faced by the black trans community.

Influenced by artists like Andre 3000, Anderson .Paak, and Tyler the Creator, 2AM Ricky’s music blends soulful melodies with relatable lyrics, reminiscent of the golden era of Hip-Hop and R&B. His latest single, ‘Move’, captures the energetic essence of the 70s, inviting listeners to embrace joy and liberation.

But 2AM Ricky’s journey doesn’t stop with ‘Move’. He’s gearing up for a whirlwind year of performances, kicking off with MoBiFest on June 8th in NYC. Additionally, fans can catch him in Season 2 of the hit series “TransWorld Atlanta,” offering a glimpse into his life and journey as an artist and activist.

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As 2AM Ricky continues to make waves in the music industry, his commitment to amplifying marginalized voices and fostering inclusivity remains at the forefront. Through his artistry and activism, he’s not just making music. He’s paving the way for a more equitable and diverse music landscape.

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Marques Houston Returns To R&B With New Single “Last Drop”



Marques Houston returns to R&B after a two-year break with the buzzing new single “Last Drop.”

The 42-year-old entertainer is making a strong comeback with his new track from the upcoming album The Best Worst Year Ever. “Last Drop” is a romantic serenade that interpolates Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk.”

Houston sings, “I wanna be the one that you call when you’re feeling low / I wanna be the one you can call on, girl, that’s for sure.”

“I wanted to get back to my nostalgic roots by paying homage to one of my favorite songs of all time, ‘Can We Talk’ by Tevin Campbell,” said Houston about making the new track. “I love the way that song makes me feel and the power it has to take me back to a moment of my many crushes as a teen. I wanted to create a rendition of the song and make it today’s generation’s soundtrack for their crushes.”

“Last Drop” was co-written by Houston and Ryan Hirt, with Jeffrey Toney on production. The song’s video pays homage to classic R&B visuals, featuring scenes of Houston dancing and singing in the rain.

“Last Drop” follows the release of “Admit It” in January. Both tracks will be featured on Houston’s upcoming album, due later this year. Additionally, he is expected to announce a headlining tour soon.

His new project follows his 2022 EP, ME: Dark Water, which included collaborations with Ray J and Monteco. With “Last Drop,” Houston aims to reignite the excitement he once stirred as “Batman” of the 1990s boy band Immature, later known as IMx. This new single, released via Phoenix Music Group, marks his return to the music scene.

Stream Marques Houston’s new song “Last Drop” and watch the official video today.

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Rising hip-hop and Rap artist Wray is set to conquer airwaves and playlists across the nation with the release of her latest single, “This Ya Song.” Infused with infectious beats and empowering lyrics, “This Ya Song” is a party anthem that exudes the essence of female empowerment.

Produced by JBM.E, “This Ya Song” has already received overwhelming support pre-release. Wray’s initial reaction to the positive feedback was nothing short of immense gratitude, remarking, “It’s nothing like I’ve received in the past. Loving the positive feedback, and support and seeing people already dancing to it and approaching me to sing the hook.”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Wray’s musical journey began with the release of her debut project, “Just the Beginning,” in 2019, and she has since gone on to become a powerful force in the hip-hop and Rap scene. Her artistry draws inspiration from a wide array of influences including Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Suga Free, and E-40, with Nipsey Hussle serving as a contemporary muse. Wray’s performances are known for their captivating fusion of lyrical mastery and dynamic choreography, showcasing her versatility both as a musician and a dancer.

Addressing the male-dominated music scene in LA, Wray confidently shares, “There’s always talk about the West Coast not having a top lady to represent since Yo-Yo. As far as the men in the industry, I don’t spend too much time being intimidated due to the fact I am confident enough to know I’m cold. Also, receiving positive feedback from men in music makes me more confident honestly! Men are very picky when it comes to female rappers. So just hearing it, confirms I’m in the same game but in my own lane. That’s what makes me stand out also.”

With “This Ya Song” marking the beginning of her future projects, Wray is poised to leave an indelible mark on the West Coast music industry with her distinctive style and unapologetic approach. Her powerful presence and unrelenting determination solidify her position as an artist to watch, setting the stage for a groundbreaking Summer ahead.

Listen to “This Ya Song” now on all major streaming platforms.

Follow Wray [@La.Wray] for updates on upcoming releases and performances.

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