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Johnny Quest The Rebel Drops “Blue Diamonds” ft. Cruch Calhoun

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Trenton-born rising artist Johnny Quest joins forces with New Jersey hip-hop stars for a “Clash of the Titans.” Blue Diamonds, a collaboration between The Rebel and acclaimed rapper Cruch Calhoun (Roselle, NJ), is one of the state’s most intriguing recent collabs.

With the year drawing to a close, Quest has decided to bring in the new year on FIRE, guaranteeing that anybody who observes it realizes that New Jersey is totally immersed in the hip-hop culture. He promptly returned to the studio after releasing his latest EP, Money Dreamz, in May (getting a BET Jams placement and features in publications such as Flaunt Magazine and All Hip Hop). “Blue Diamonds,” his follow-up, is a verbal checklist for determining if you have the “glow,” even before others see it in you.

“Blue Diamonds” is a self-reflection, a reminder to everyone who listen that pressure and experience are what shape us into diamonds. Quest immerses listeners in his film with to rising star producer Fatir’s cinematic style production. They’re putting themselves in the shoes of a celebrity just before his meteoric ascent to stardom. While Blue Diamonds is a narrative, it’s also a warning shot, foreshadowing a long-awaited merger of North and South Jersey. Cruch Calhoun, a well-known artist and regular Dave East collaborator, contributes an OG viewpoint in a scary verse, giving the song a new flavor.

Quest has began to establish himself as one of New Jersey’s rising stars with his recent albums. He continues to shine brightly as a rising star with “Blue Diamonds.”

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Safe Travels shares new euphoric single “Listening To Your Heart”

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Singer songwriter and all-round artist, Arlington VA’s Safe Travels shares his latest single “Listening To Your Heart.”

The poignant record is truly catchy and blends notes of indie, pop, and R&B – combined with Safe’s captivating lyrics and his message taking the spotlight, “Listening To Your Heart,” sets the tone for some of his best music yet. Safe Travels, who came up with his artist name “because of the nostalgic euphoria that music relays worldwide,” says that the new record stems from a moment he was laid up with a lady and could hear her heartbeat. Safe says that he heard the girl’s heart skip a beat while he was listening to it – Confused if it was a feeling of affection or a result of drug indulgence, Safe Travels formed “Listening To Your Heart,” out of the ordeal. 

“The song is about battling the struggles of addiction & battling one’s insecurities,” he says.

“Millions of people around the world have fallen victim to drug abuse and if there is anything I’d like the listener to take from this record, it’s that you are not alone,” he continues. “Time heals all and if even for a second you have lost hope, don’t be afraid to talk to someone.”

Moving forward, every Sunday, Safe is set to release a piece of work — ranging from music videos, to BTS footage, he’s dubbing it ‘Sunday’s Ain’t Safe.’  

“I hope the fans get to listen to my music and understand that the world isn’t so lonely,” he says. “There’s millions of kids around the world and though we’re all unique in our own way, we can potentially have the same setbacks and traumas.”

The aim of the ‘Sundays Ain’t Safe’ roll-out is to allow listeners and viewers to get acclimated to his personality, sound and thought process to his music. 

“I want the consumer to have a real taste before I really go in and drop a full project”

Be sure to check out “Listening To Your Heart” below and get ready for the journey Safe Travels is getting ready to embark on.

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DJ Drewski & AceMula “Keep It Moving” Song Review

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“Keep It Moving” by DJ Drewski and AceMula feat Law and Cruch Calhoun has just been released.

The song puts emphasis on Acemula’s very own Drill music and “Jersey Club” music mashup. With an upbeat headbanging tempo that gets you in the groove to move, and a “this ain’t what you want” delivery, this song cannot be toyed with.

What separates New Jersey from all other states is how we have our own swag. “Jersey Club Dance” is a dance style characterized by moves like “Bunny Hop” “Sexy Walk” “Boyden Dance” “B-rock” and so much more. The sound of “Jersey Club Music” is a pulsating, non-stop
beat that may or may not have a DJ instructing dance moves.

Law’s soft voice intertwined with Cruch Calhoun’s hardcore approach gives the song a unique alternative. A switch-up that I believe is what makes it appropriate to listen to at any time of the day. It’s not extremely aggressive nor is it too friendly.

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When the song comes on Law comes in with her mellow but deep vocals that give off an “earworm” effect. The song has a little surprise to it because when it first comes on, listeners may assume it’ll have a slow or medium pace, but then the feel-good beat comes out of nowhere.

The R&B and Pop Singer’s definition of keeping it moving is not accepting anything that isn’t on her level. Not to mention both of these artists are actually on the move when it comes to their craft and building an empire. Talk about actions speaking louder than words!

During Cruch Calhoun’s verse he rapped about some hard times he went through like giving his last to people who were down. However, this beat is so grandiose that you may not soak it in instantly. His deep voice also gave the song an edge. Calhoun is basically saying if you don’t want smoke KEEP IT MOVING. The rapper states “know not to play with me, check my demeanor.” Which highlights his gangster and his knowledge on street life. A lot of people talk or tweet as Calhoun puts it, but aren’t really action based.

When I first listened to this song on my way to work I was so pumped up and ready to take on the day.

Just be careful listening to this song if you get stuck in traffic!

Listen To “Keep It Moving”: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/acemula1/keep-it-moving-feat-dj-drewski-law–cruch-calhoun

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Roya1 Is Setting The Tone For What To Expect This Summer With ‘Nasty’ EP

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In a recent interview with producer and artist Roya1, the music architect talks about his latest EP titled NASTY, his ambitions to grow beyond The Bay, his musical beginnings and more.

Featured by publications such as Thizzler, a multi-cultural media outlet and thought leader from The Bay, over quarter million subscribers on his You Tube handle, to placements with established acts such as rapper Mozzy – Bay Area bred music man Roya1 or YR Beats to some, is steadily becoming a force to reckon with in the game.

“I was born in Fresno CA but I mostly grew up in the Bay area between Pittsburg CA and Richmond CA practically my whole upbringing. I was about 15 years old when I even considered the thought about making music” he tells us.

Growing up in a middle-income home, the progressive producer “in love with sounds” as he describes, intimating his influences stem from growing up listening to R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop personally inspiring him and his sound palette.

Not only did music generally help him carve his craft out, he shares music has sufficiently served him being a tool for therapy, a hobby that helped keep him out of trouble, and acted as a safe space for him to dwell in.

“I’m obsessed with sounds when it comes to music, competing with myself is one of the things that keep me inspired as well as finding new good music” he shares. “Music kept me out of trouble a lot of the time growing up, it’s my therapy and my safe place ‘til this day.

 In the wake of his self-realization at just age 15, he has honed his skills gradually and has scored multiple accolades across the board including producing underground hits such as Bankroll Raedoe’s “559 Baby” that recently surpassed 1 million views on You Tube alone.

Such milestones are riling him up, helping his notable beat tag gain further traction and notoriety, simultaneously granting him credibility as a music producer in a competitive industry such as the music business. But much like mainstream names like Kanye, like Pierre Bourne, like dare we say Russ, or olders in Pharrell or Dre – he is more than that. He is a jack of all trades; recording & vocals engineer among a plethora of roles, and with relative success behind the boards he will introduce himself as an artist through his latest project Nasty EP — out now.

 “This project is about embracing the sensual side of things; love, passion and pleasure” he elaborates.

“I just wanted to show the real me with this project, I plan to get a lot of female fans from this.”

Roya1 admittedly concedes he is a flirt, and this vulnerability is a side he finds comfort in sharing in his art on this project, so we should expect a lot of soft, fuzzy, honest and sexually pleasant music as a concrete direction.

As he embarks on this transcending journey, Roya1 also notes there has been a stark growth to his craftsmanship as far as production, and the goal is to continue extensively applying himself into “musician” levels.

“The simple fact that I’ve evolved into making beats, engineering vocals, and getting into acoustics etc I wanna set the bar of being a one man versatile musician”

Check out ‘Nasty’ below.

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