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Former partner of The Notorious B.I.G.’s son releases 2Pac’s “Hit Em Up” Reimagined as House and Jazz Music

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most important and iconic voices in music history. Now, some of 2Pac’s monumental body of work, reimagined as house music, with a rich jazz influence and a transgender vocalist is being released. Multi-platinum award-winning producer/publicist Jonathan Hay is releasing the 2Pac project through Tech Row Records with global distribution by Fat Beats Records. Tech Row is continuing what 2Pac’s estate has done in recent months, using his powerful legacy to create change through the release of the new PRIDE collection. Hay teamed up with Daniella Carter, a transgender LGBTQIA+ activist to help spearhead the genre-bending ‘2Pac Reimagined’ project. Carter and Tech Row understood that while hip-hop culture is becoming more accepting of LGBTQIA+ individuals, there is still a resistance to full acceptance and inclusion of artists of all races, class, gender, and sexualities. They brought together a uniquely diverse group of creatives to achieve these revolutionized versions of 2Pac’s classic songs. “I partnered up with Biggie’s son CJ Wallace of The Notorious B.I.G. estate last year,” said Hay. “I was even bestowed the honor of trying on articles of clothing from Biggie’s wardrobe that he wore while he was still alive.”

Hay’s past production was co-signed by the legendary Eric B. & Rakim from his #1 Billboard Jazz album Follow the Leader (Reimagined as Jazz). Hay worked on that critically acclaimed album (which remained on the Billboard charts for 11 weeks) at Quad Recording Studios – the same recording studio of the infamous 2Pac elevator shooting that fueled the violent East and West Coast hip-hop rivalry. Coincidentally, Eric B. was building Death Row East with both Suge Knight and 2Pac before his untimely passing.

“Some of my associates have asked why we chose the violent Biggie diss ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ as the first single,” said Hay. “We simply took a historical hardcore diss song and turned it upside down with diverse creatives voices from all backgrounds over a jazzy dance backdrop. House music is all about love and positivity, and I look forward to seeing everyone dancing freely to this new spin of a classic while honoring 2Pac’s legacy.”

“Hit ‘Em Up” – an electronic/house music reimagination of 2Pac’s magic is available now.

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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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