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Introducing @ThisIsCeytra !

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Whether you need a hot 16, or assistance with Postoperative Care/ Body Sculpting, the Naija Goddess Ceytra has got you covered. The Chicago native has made quite some noise in the music industry in these past several years. From Dropping Hit singles like “FTOB” which has gained 1000’s of streams and support online to Founding DbodyByCeytra it is clear the Naija Queen is destined for greatness.

Q: Where are you from? What was it like growing up there?
Ceytra: “I was born in Chicago, to Nigerian parents. But Being from Chicago groomed my character, made me go harder because of the struggles we had to endure. And I feel like music created a sense of therapy for me.”

Q: How has your hometown influenced your music?
Ceytra: “My hometown really wasn’t an influence on my music, it was really my father. He was a big RnB, Jazz and Hip Hop fan. After my father left, in order to not miss his presence I used to play his CD collections.”

Q: What was the first record you ever released? Was it hard?
Ceytra: “Naive Love” was my first record that I released. It had an RnB feel to it. It was just a real record my ladies can relate too. I think it was “hard” because the lyrics and my voice was very powerful.”

Q: What has been your favorite release as an artist to date?
Ceytra: “My record “The Statement” is my favorite because lyrically I felt that I can go head to head with the men. It gained a lot attention, where some Hip Hops legends loved it. But truly “FTOB” is my top because I killed a classic record! Lol!”

Q: What has been your most notable moment or experience in the music industry?
Ceytra: “I feel like there’s so many great moments. I literally can’t pick them all. But I got to attend the BET Experience in LA 2 years in a row and after I dropped my record “FTOB” so many celebrities reached out to me. Even C-Murder’s team contacted me. That was dope because I payed homage to the classic record “Down 4 My N*****”.”

Q: What type of sound would you say you have?
Ceytra: “I really don’t have a specific sound, I’m just versatile and authentic lol.”

Q: How do you currently feel about the music industry? Has COVID slowed you down at all?
Ceytra: “I think the music industry is in a different place more than ever. It’s showing artists like myself that we can prosper independently. Business wise it hasn’t slowed me down, but with music it’s definitely different. Tik Tok became the new club durning the pandemic. It’s like our music had to be Tik Tok worthy.”

Q: Where did your name come from?
Ceytra: “Funny story, my mother gave me my name. My real name is Tracey, so she just flipped the last three letters in my name & you get Ceytra.

Q: Favorite artists of all time?
Ceytra: “I gotta say Tupac, Lil kim, Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Biggie, Hov, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, and Backstreet Boys.”

Q: What does Ceytra listen to?
Ceytra: “Right now, I’m in my R &B/ Rap mode so I’m listening to really that. I listen to RoTimi, Lucky Daye, DSVN, Saucy Santana, but it all depends on my mood lol.”

Q: What got you started in Post Op therapy?
Ceytra: “I have an 8 year experience working in the healthcare/ medical field, so my experiences getting surgery made me want to be an advocate for women. I went through a traumatic experience, so I want to make sure women get the best education and care. I’ve always had a passion for helping individuals.”

Q: Is it hard balancing your own company and music career?
Ceytra: “Yes it is lol. But I had to learn how to balance it. Working from morning till late then going to the studio or an event isn’t easy at all. But I have a passion for both, so I gotta balance both.”

Q: What has been the most challenging part of entrepreneurship?
Ceytra: “My dating life sucks lol. But really just trying to balance my personal life, business and music. I can’t be in 10 places at once which is challenge for me. I literally have to tell people I have to pencil you in my book lol.”

Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming female entrepreneurs?
Ceytra: “My message for my ladies trying to be an entrepreneur is to always remain who you are and have tough skin. Being an entrepreneur will definitely break you if you can’t take the pressure. Always believe in yourself. Despite what anyone thinks, you have to stand out and be different.”

Q: What are some challenges of being a female in this industry?
Ceytra: “We don’t get the same respect as the men. I don’t like how the industry treats us women as objects, like a toy. But I also think, the industry is changing because we’re using our voices and demanding our RESPECT!”

Q: What motivates you to keep going?
Ceytra: “I lost my father three years ago and he always believed in my full potential. He never wanted me to give up on my goals & aspirations. I watched my father fight till his last day, so I got my motivation from him to keep fighting everyday & never give up!”

Q: What’s next for Ceytra?
Ceytra: “You never know what’s next for Ceytra. I move in silence lol. But my future is filled with endless possibilities. Right now, I’m just focused on growing my business, making new music and I’m testing out management for artists.”

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Jay Critch Shares “Up All Night,” A Breezy Party Anthem

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Putting his borough on his back as he continues a new phase of his career, Jay Critch is on a mission to ascend to NYC rap’s upper echelon. Showing us how he throws down in a breezy new banger, Jay Critch shares Up All Night.” Produced by Cozier, who applies an Afrobeats-inflected bounce under slinky keyboards and plinking xylophones, “Up All Night” finds Critch thinking about how far he’s come, from Clinton Hill corners to penthouses in Manhattan. Though he has more than he ever thought he’d have, “Up All Night” proves that all the success in the world won’t keep him from looking over his shoulder: “I been feelin’ paranoid, got me runnin’ red lights/Back when I was doin’ wrong, I was movin’ so right/Now I’m livin so fast, still prayin’ at night.” Despite his demons, Critch resolves to celebrate life’s pleasures, large and small: “I’m on the plane thinkin’ bout all the times I was out in the cold now I got my wrist frozen.” The video finds the 24-year-old rhymer traveling to Trinidad & Tobago for tropical days and debaucherous late nights.

“Up All Night” is the latest in a run of singles from the 24-year-old Brooklyn rapper. In September, he reconnected with his mentor and frequent collaborator Rich The Kid for only the second time since 2019 with his single Lefty” (over 1 million views). In August, Critch shared the beat-shifting banger Close To Me/Active,” combining two hard-hitting songs into one and proving why he remains Brooklyn’s big dog. Earlier this year, Critch connected with Harry Fraud for the airy, REVOLT-praised “Born With It.”

Since he burst onto the scene as a teenager with singles like “Ad Libs” and the beloved Hood Favorite mixtape, Jay Critch has been one of New York’s favorite sons. His collaborations with Rich The Kid and Famous Dex on the Rich Forever mixtape series remain the stuff of legend, but he hasn’t stopped switching up his style or releasing new heat for the streets. His 23-track 2021 effort Critch Tape found the artist expanding his sound to absorb drill and other prevailing street styles. The tape featured collaborations with fellow New Yorkers Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay, as well as influential figures Skillibeng and Drakeo The Ruler. Critch recently expanded his CV to include modeling, as he modeled for the Kors x Ellesse campaign alongside Emily Ratajkowski earlier this year.

Currently hard at work on Jugg Season, his upcoming follow-up to Critch Tape, the Clinton Hill colossus prepares to resume his Five Borough takeover. Stay tuned for much more.

Watch “Up All Night” here!

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Matt McGhee Shows Extreme Growth On ‘ESFN(Extended Play)’ 

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Matt McGhee (@Mattxmcghee) is continually proving why he’s one of one within the DMV music scene. His last LP, Everything Starts From Now, received critical acclaim, but he was not able to promote his project due to the pandemic properly. Now with a few years of experience behind him, he’s back with his newest album, ESFN (Extended Play). The 7-track project is a culmination of the thoughts and experiences he gained throughout his brief musical hiatus. The versatile wordsmith has been on a quest to take his music to the next level since his inception into the game.

Today, Matt McGhee is treating music like a business. After crafting his new GRAM Intl. imprint, he has helped create moments for his exciting roster. “I Like (You)” features budding DMV-based R&B superstar Al Hostile. The outro track serves as a cherry on top of an album that feels like dessert for his initial LP. “These Exchanges” has been a fan favorite since its release. The radio-friendly bop features LVRN’s new melodic star, Alex Vaughn

Fans of McGhee are excited to see what’s next for the confident recording artist leading into 2023. Although he isn’t too worried about what people think, it is clear that he is looking to become the best version of himself musically. Although he posts sparingly on social media, it is hard to know what the enigmatic rapper is up to. 

For now, press play on ESFN (Extended Play) today!

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Young Cardi Drops “Worth It”

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Born and raised in Monaco, European artist Young Cardi (Leonardo Marchesi) has built a global fanbase with his laid back & melodic brand of hip-hop. After working his way into the spotlight with a series of key singles, he made his breakthrough with 2022’s “Worth It”. “Worth It” is well-produced and performed track that almost hit 1m streams on Spotify. This genuinely inspiring lyrical masterpiece with beat that are sure to make your head nod.

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Born and raised in Monaco, European artist Young Cardi (Leonardo Marchesi) has built a global fanbase with his laid back & melodic brand of hip-hop. It is no surprise that the Italian-English artist has had to work to make a name for himself & set himself apart from the noise. After years spent quietly perfecting his craft, Young Cardi found major success after his first release ‘F.I.L.’ gained a viral audience on Spotify accumulating millions of streams and counting. With a laid-back flow and candid style, it was not long before Young Cardi built a substantial fanbase.

After working his way into the spotlight with a series of key singles, he made his breakthrough with 2022’s ‘Worth It’. Shortly after, he linked up with British rapper, ‘Nafe Smallz’ to release their single ‘STARGAZING’ which has reached the Top 10 pulse charts on Spotify in Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago as well as the Top 10 Austrian iTunes Hip Hop Charts & Top 50 iTunes Hip Hop charts in France. In addition to these accolades, Young Cardi’s upcoming releases include appearances from some of today’s hottest artists; Bankrol Hayden, Lil Gnar & Canadian artist, Yung Tory are just a few of those set to lay down the heat on his 2022 debut EP, ‘Outsider’. 

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