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Gaze up to the sky with Azalyne on her latest audio and visual “Clouds”

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14 year-old multi-talented instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer based in Toronto, ON – Azalyne – has unleashed her latest record titled “Clouds.” ​​The soulful and dreamy track showcases Azalyne’s vocals in a way that audiences can relate to and hear the passion in every lyric. At just 14, Azalyne has a powerful and commanding voice, and is an artist who believes in creating timeless pieces everyone can enjoy.

The melodic tune of her latest release “Clouds” is sure to serve as an anthem for the inquisitive. Produced by Azalyne, Sspiketrap, Anté O’Connor, and Paula Griffith, “Clouds” takes audiences on a new journey through the sky and listeners can truly get lost in the melodies. 

With a sound that intertwines between contemporary R&B and jazz, Azalyne’s new dreamy track “Clouds” is also accompanied by a music video (directed by Thomas Obewu) that perfectly matches the aesthetic and vibe of the song.

However, Azalyne is not exactly a newcomer to creating feel good moments and music that audiences can enjoy. Since the age of 4, Azalyne has performed live shows and has found a passion through music. Her journey over these years has been successfully gaining traction, and Azalyne’s primary focus moving forward is diversifying her style, continuing to evolve, and reaching more audiences. 

“‘Clouds’ is about detaching yourself from your own life,” Azalyne said in a recent interview. “When you are outside staring up at the clouds, you get lost in everything around you. The clouds mesmerize you while you’re thinking about someone who is not acknowledging you. You sit in silence watching the ‘Clouds,’ waiting for a response that will never come.”

Azalyne has a classic and contemporary sounds that resonate with audiences from all walks of life, and “Clouds” serves as a great introduction to her voice. When it came to the process of how she created the song, Azalyne elaborated: “I was listening to instrumentals when one resonated with me. I would then create the lyrics and melodies on the spot. I capture these feelings with Ante O’Connor and Paula Griffith.”

“Clouds” is the first of two singles including “Fragments” off Azalyne’s forthcoming 5-track EP named after the latter track, Fragments. This will be Azalyne’s first full body of work and will introduce her mesmeric sound to a wider audience.

Watch the music video and listen to the audio below, as we await her next projects.

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NFL Star Lu’ Makes His Debut Into Music With Single “FEVA”

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Jesse Luketa, now going by Lu’ (@ottawasveryown), renowned as the Arizona Cardinals’ talented linebacker, is making headlines beyond the football field as he steps into the world of music with the release of his debut single, “FEVA,” available now on all platforms. The musician is exploring a new creative outlet, showcasing his versatility and passion beyond the gridiron.

“FEVA” is more than just a song for Lu; it’s an exploration of his artistic identity, seamlessly merging the realms of the athlete and the artist. Describing the track, Lu expresses, “It’s real, relatable, and, above all, a catchy vibe,” inviting listeners into a captivating musical experience.

Originally hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and now making waves in Phoenix, Arizona, Lu brings a unique blend of cultural influences to his music, creating a sound as diverse as his background. His distinct sound, drawing inspiration from English and French-speaking artists, as well as Congolese artists, sets him apart in the industry, promising a refreshing musical journey for his audience.

Lu’s passion for music is deeply rooted in his personal experiences. “Playing at the highest level of football has been my dream since I was 7, but the one thing I’ve loved just as much since that time is music,” he shares. Music became a connection to his roots and a means to express himself, transcending the boundaries of his athletic pursuits.

With a mission to shake things up in the music industry, Lu is committed to bringing authenticity and rawness to his work. He envisions creating “feel-good music” that resonates with listeners and becomes a shared experience with their loved ones.

Reflecting on his musical influences, Lu draws inspiration from diverse legends such as JB Mpiana, Bob Marley, Burna Boy, and Drake. This eclectic mix showcases the broad spectrum of styles that have shaped his unique musical journey.

Looking forward, Lu has set ambitious goals, aiming to land three songs among the prestigious Billboard Hot 100. He proudly shares his stamp of approval from neighborhood hero Belly, marking a significant milestone in his young music career.

Jesse Lu is poised to captivate audiences not only with his prowess on the football field but also with his distinctive sound and authentic storytelling. Stay tuned for the unfolding musical journey of this rising Canadian artist, as he continues to break barriers and redefine success in both sports and music.

Stream “FEVA” here.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5eHXxA67UWnxLUFDZkYzIi?referral=labelaffiliate&utm_source=1011lyhwKhND&utm_medium=Indie_Distrokid&utm_campaign=labelaffiliate

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/feva/1730167044?i=1730167045

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Jesse Lu is a professional athlete and talented musician based in Phoenix, Arizona. Known for his role as a linebacker with the Arizona Cardinals, Lu is now making waves in the music industry with his debut single “FEVA.” His unique sound, inspired by diverse cultural influences, promises a fresh and captivating musical experience for audiences worldwide.

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Lil $o$o Drops “Enhancements”

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Capitalizing off his recent GRAMMY win by way of contribution to Lil Durk & J.Cole‘s “All My Life,” Platinum-producer/songwriter LunchMoney Lewis (@LunchMoneyLewis) handles instrumentation duties alongside TheOnlyDiet for Lunchbox Records signee Lil $o$o’s (@lilsosodon) brand new single “Enhancements.” Following up visuals for “Outside Widdit” and “No Hands” featuring Tay Money, the reflective record celebrates make-up artists, nail techs, and hairdressers who keep society’s fairer sex flawless. [Photo Credit: Jordan Krane]

In an exclusive press statement to Medium Creative Agency, the Issa Rae-approved “Florida Girl” reveals: “I do lashes, so I have a lot of respect for women in the beauty industry. I don’t hear a lot of songs that pay homage to beauty service providers so I took it upon myself to give us an anthem.”

There’s something in the water. From the City Girls to Kodak Black, with a long list of others, the Sunshine State has been the stomping ground for hip-hop’s culture shifters. Entertainer Lil $o$o is looking to keep that tradition alive. Despite being native to Chicago, since moving to Miami in her early childhood, she’s proudly claimed it as her musical home. 

The 22-year-old Colombiana, whose real name is Sofia Donado, has persevered through trauma and pain and continues to show up for herself and her 3-year-old son, who she’s raising as a single mom. Lil $o$o’s boyfriend was gunned down in 2019, while sitting in his car, leaving her without a partner and their son without a father. He was in the music business, and after his passing, Lil $o$o found healing in discovering her musical voice. The result was upbeat rhythms intended to make people dance, smile, and feel free. It was the only way she knew how to make things better. 

After laying the groundwork with promo singles “Better Life,” “Go Ooh,” “Bad Attitude,” and “Woo Tang,” the rising rapstress made her official debut Summer of 2022 with ‘$o$o World.’ Executive produced by mentor and label head LunchMoney Lewis, the 14-track collection of records includes additional instrumentation from JulianBeatzSFL XaviTheonlyDietTojuBrianXWhite, ¨C38C,¨C39Cand ¨C40C. Guest features come by way of ¨C41C recording artist ¨C42C, ¨C43C affiliate ¨C44C, ¨C45C vocalist ¨C46C, and ¨C47C.

Take a listen to “Enhancements” on your DSP of choice below via Black 17 Media The Orchard and watch the official visual for “Outside Widdit” | HERE.

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Durham’s Big YBA Releases New Album, ‘Definition of Living’

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After enlisting Rich The Kid signee SetitOff83 for “Swag Surfin'” sampling collaboration “Hypnotic” as well as consistently feeding fans over the last year with quick-strike drops “30, “Rookie, “Lord Forgive Me,” “Venting Session,” “Mercy,” and “DOA,” North Carolina rap authority Big YBA (@BIGYBA_) unloads his latest body of work Definition of Living. Comprised of 15 cohesive tracks, the project includes a lone feature GetRichZay while production duties were handled by Jozzex, KH Beatz, Maineestreamm, Prod No Heart, and Trippy XVI.

Raised in Durham, Big YBA is rapidly emerging as one of the most electrifying young artists from the Carolinas. With a brand built on authenticity, his versatility and melodic sound have allowed him to break through the industry release after release. Determined to experience success outside of his hometown, he views his personal and professional growth as motivation for listeners with similar ambitions.

Press play on the Definition of Living via Nu Nation / Vydia as well as watch the Creative Cartel-directed visual for “Hypnotic” below.

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