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JUNO-nominated rapper Solitair releases debut single Right Here from forthcoming album Dangerous Art

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JUNO Award-nominated artist Solitair releases the debut single “Right Here” featuring world renowned DJ Grouch, from his highly anticipated forthcoming album Dangerous ArtMost credible music industry insiders have witnessed the world class multi-hyphenate (songwriter, producer, artist) work above ground and in the shadows over the years writing, crafting and producing some of your favorite timeless Toronto rap music anthems; he produced Kardinal Offishall’s ground breaking “Bakardi Slang” single in 2001, and that same year released “Easy To Slip”, his first solo single to be nominated for a JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2002. “When was the last time you felt REFRESHED and INSPIRED by some new Hip Hop energy? That’s the FEELING I intend to inject back into the music culture of the city, country, and worldwide, beginning with the release of Right Here,” says the prolific producer and songwriter whose first taste of commercial notoriety came as a result of producing four tracks on JUNO-winning rapper Choclair’s gold-selling Ice Cold debut album, while being featured on a few other tracks. “Just as Batman reacts to the bat signal, my new single is a nod to all my hardcore fans to remind them that not only do I have a lot left in the creative tank, but I am ready to showcase new music to an even broader audience with this new project.” He adds: “I also wanted to highlight more of my producer and songwriter side, along with my obvious hip hop lyrical prowess!”

In the early aughts, Solitair toured the world with Choclair and Kardinal Offishall and spent five years moving between New York and Toronto while working with notable American and international artists including Nina SkyLil WayneTrey SongzBusta RhymesEstelleRick RossElephant Man, and Jim Jones. Back home in Toronto, Solitair had also established an impressive track record of producing and co-producing songs for a laundry list of iconic award-winning Canadian rap and R&B icons including Jully BlackMelanie FionaGlenn Lewisk-os, and The Rascalz. Likewise, in 2010, Solitair had already carved out his musical unicorn status by crafting the pop-influenced, alternative smash “Come True” featuring Kardinal Offishall, that was nominated for a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul recording of the year, an accomplishment that placed him in the rare company of artists who’ve been nominated for Juno Awards in more than one music genre. But don’t call it a comeback, as he’s been here for years, and “Right Here” picks up where he left off, boasting his unique production style of island music sensibilities combined with gritty urban soundscapes that has captured the imagination of genuine music lovers. This high energy track also features a spanking new music video directed by London Rich. With the release of “Right Here“ listeners get a sneak peak into the diversity of hip hop-infused urban music sounds that Solitair has seamlessly innovated for many years, and this new single and video quite simply signifies yet another marker in his consistent track record of releasing strong commercially palatable music that features a potent multi-genre blend of soul, hip hop, and R&B sensibilities and influences. So take the plunge…and stream that! 

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Saint-Côme, Makes Formal Introduction With New Track “Pressure”

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Saint-Côme is an emerging artist on the verge of superstardom. The new sensation of the infused Afro-Pop makes a formal introduction to the world in the buzzing track “Pressure.”

Directed by Era Filmz, the period piece visual showcases the empowering singer and featured artist Zoey Brinxx as bosses of their own empires. After donning lavish attire, they are met with traditional paparazzi following them around. Enjoys the power, the collaborators inspire other women to do the same through the catchy lyrics and sing-a-long hook.

This Afro-pop track is sure to get listeners dancing, enhanced by Zoey Brinxx’s fiery lyrics and her notoriety from “Love and Hip-Hop Miami.” It marks the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey for this emerging artist.

Hailing from Miami, Stephanie Saint-Côme is a classically trained vocalist who has excelled in state competitions and won first place in the Musical Theater Advanced Category. She has performed with esteemed groups such as Seraphic Fire and Jubilate Inc., showcasing her talent in singing multiple languages. Among her most requested pieces are “Rejoice” from Handel’s Messiah, “The Prayer” in English and Italian, and “Ave Maria.”

The latest single introduces her unique sound to a worldwide audience and sets the stage for many more exciting projects. Stream the new single below, and afterward, follow Saint-Côme, on social media for daily updates and more.

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TAVE feat. Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn Drops “No More Maybes”

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GRAMMY- nominated TAVE releases his 
debut single “No More Maybes” featuring powerhouse vocalists Bibi Bourelly and India Shawn. Just moments after inking a deal with ADA/Warner Music UK, the London born and bred songwriter and producer is unveiling an exhilarating new artistic era with his name front and center. “No More Maybes” crystallizes TAVE’s newfound vision with an irresistible first listen of diverse cultures and sounds. This enthralling sonic journey through soul, R&B, hip-hop and pop features trailblazing singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and spell-binding R&B songstress India Shawn, who adds, “I don’t think TAVE knew he was making one of my dream collaborations happen when he hit me for a verse on ‘No More Maybes’. I’ve been a fan of Bibi for so long! It was cool to play with a different, darker sonic palette and to tap into a more rebellious side… it was a much needed departure, and that’s the essence of the song, getting away from familiar & not giving a f*ck.” Teeming with a rich tapestry of euphoric harmonies, emotive guitar, and silky layered melodies, “No More Maybes” is a groove-inducing listen that delivers the empowering declaration of self-worth and having the courage to demand what you deserve. 

TAVE has had a comprehensive career working alongside Little Mix, 6LACK, Masego, The Saturdays, Rapsody, SiR, Kelly Rowland, The-Dream, EXO, Jazmine Sullivan, Melanie Fiona, and more. Recent achievements include co-writing / co-producing K-pop sensation Aespa’s debut single, which soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot Shot Debut charts, contributing to Masego’s Grammy-nominated album “Studying Abroad: Extended Stay” with standout tracks like “Polygamy” and “Bliss Abroad”, and 6LACK’s “Inwood Hill Park” from his 2024 Grammy nominated album “Since I Have a Lover”. 

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KVTheWriter & Mai Lee Drops New Track, “Figure Out The Rest”

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Before she headlines Festival of Nations at Tower Grove Park next month and delivers the re-release of her debut LP ‘FRIENDZ,’ Mai Lee joins KVTheWriter on the official remix to her Reggie Son assisted track “Figure Out The Rest.” The STL posse cut finds the trio trading soulful verses about the 314 and all it’s allure over melodic guitar strums.

“I enjoyed sharing my artistry with KVtheWriter and Reggie Son. It was my first time working with them and I loved the experience. The song’s production is unique and allows each artist to stand out on the song. I felt like I gave St. Louis a bit of sexy sauce with my vocals,” say’s Lee speaking on the collaboration exclusively in a press statement.

A medley of the people and places she represents, Mai Lee transcends the boundaries of music and fashion. Growing up in Missouri, the seasoned singer has always had music on her mind and in her heart. Attending performing arts schools during her youth, she uses those experiences to create a unique genre blending sound. Known for her intoxicating and soulful vocals, Mai Lee has shared the stage with artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, Estelle, and Busta Rhymes, performing in front of an audience of 20K+ people.

While you may hear some familiar influences in her sound, Mai Lee notes her parents as her biggest inspirations for her music career. Fleeing from Vietnam in 1978 during the Vietnam War, Lee’s parents migrated through multiple refugee camps over the years before calling St. Louis their home. They opened up the first Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant, Mai Lee Restaurant, a local staple in the city. The restaurant was built from absolutely nothing and ended up becoming the blueprint. Watching them work hard towards their dreams gave her the hustle and grit to pursue her dreams.

Stream KVTheWriter‘s “Figure Out The Rest (Remix)” on your DSP of choice after the jump and watch the Vietnamese R&B/Pop vocalist live performance visual for “Von” | HERE.

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