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“Let your light shine”: GodsNd Is Sharing His Gifts with The World

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GodsNd is more than just an artist making his breakthrough in the industry. He has big plans and major visions, and hopes to carry them out with his passion for music; honed abilities writing lyrics, producing, and structuring melodies; and love for his community back home in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Seated at the intersection between neo-90’s R&B and commercial pop (“Bryan McKnight meets Adele,” as he describes), GodsNd is focused on staying true to himself and his sound— unapologetically. 

Having been in the industry for 5 years now, GodsNd is hardly new to the game. “I really wanted to take this seriously after writing and producing heavily during my latter part of high school and all throughout college,” GodsNd, born Jean Godsend Floradin, reflects on his transition into music. The artist was heavily inspired by 90s R&B. “The music had lyrics that told a story, a well-developed structure that included a bridge, and something that just left you feeling changed by the end,” he explains. GodsNd brings those influences back into his music with his characteristic style. Known for the particular way he pairs his lyrical choreography with the vocal leads and harmonies in his music’s melodic structure, the best way to denote GodsNd’s musical style is with its fluidity. That fluidity and utter relentlessness to be himself with complete authenticity have taken him far, and then some. His proudest moments include hearing his song played on the radio for the first time and winning Atlanta’s Coast2Coast competition. GodsNd has also worked on the Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton, and has begun doing his own work with Ne-yo. 

Indeed, GodsNd is persisting on his mission— to continue manifesting, keep building, and eventually give back to his community. On top of his musical accomplishments, GodsNd has performed at hospitals and community events with his Hamilton cast, hoping to share the same love for creativity and innovation—the love that has inspired so much of his work and life—with others. “I have a vision board where I have several things I’d love to manifest,” he says. “One of those would be a Billboard #1. I’d also love to open up an arts school in my home country of Haiti.” At his core, GodsNd wants to lead by example. “I’m just being me, and we all have a story to tell,” he notes. “Everyone’s story is valid, and once you start to appreciate that, you understand that all you need to do is let your light shine unapologetically, and people will notice. They will see you in them.” 

Stream GodsNd’s latest singles “Y.O.U.” and “Stop the World” on Spotify and Apple Music, and follow him on Instagram @JGodsNd and Youtube to keep up with his music, watch his latest visuals, and support his work! 

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Grammy-Nominated R&B Star GIVĒON Announces “Timeless Tour”

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Today, GRAMMY Nominated R&B star Givēon has announced his forthcoming “Timeless Tour”! The 14-city tour will kick off on November 28th in Detroit, MI. Get your tickets at www.giveonofficial.com.

On Sunday night Givēon took the VMA stage to accept the award for Best Pop for “Peaches” with Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Ceasar! He was also nominated for Best New Artist, Best R&B, Best Collaboration and Best Editing. 

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Stove God Cooks Tours Alongside Conway The Machine, ‘Love Will Get You Killed’ Stops Through Several States

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Being Billboard’s one of fifteen particular R&B and Hip Hop artists to watch for 2021 can put a lot of pressure on an emcee, but for Stove God Cooks, it makes more than enough sense, and he’s handling the new expectations with grace. Effortless lyricism and graceful wordplay have boosted the New York state product up many lists that key him as a rapper to keep tabs on. 

Now you can add another accolade to his list with Stove God touring alongside Griselda Record’s Conway the Machine for the ‘Love Will Get You Killed Tour.’ The first stop that you can view Cooks at is in Atlanta on September 8th. Below is a brief bio on Stove God Cooks so you can find out more information on a rising star and tour dates along with locations. 

Brief Bio: Syracuse-bred rapper Stove God Cooks is a leading voice of hip-hop’s gritty, lyrically-inclined renaissance. But despite this mounting critical praise, Stove God’s aspirations can’t be confined to one lane — he wants to be mentioned in the same breath as today’s most popular hip-hop acts. The pensive artist’s preternatural linguistic command has earned him

co-signs from Billboard, Complex, DJ Booth, among others, but it’s his relentless desire — and demonstrated ability — to push the creative envelope that separates Stove God from the

rest. After his successful collaboration with French Montana on his debut single of this year, “Dope,” Stove God Cooks now takes off on tour with Conway The Machine.

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ImSoMaleek Continues to Shift the Sound of R&B with his Latest Tape, ‘Soul Shift’

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ImSoMaleek is back on his grind with his new EP, Soul Shift, a five-track record that showcases ImSoMaleek’s versatility as he delivers hit after hit.

ImSoMaleek, a Bronx native, currently based in New York, NY, is back and ready for action with his new EP, Soul Shift. The EP is meant to shift the way audiences view R&B by changing the definition of contemporary R&B. With a background as grand as ImSoMaleek’s, playing Simba in the Broadway adaptation of The Lion King, it is no wonder he is changing the game the way he is now. From a variety of beats on his Soul Shift EP, ImSoMaleek proves his diversity as an artist mixing and blending sounds, crafting a pure masterpiece. 

Soul Shift is an entire mood, creating a fun and poppy vibe that makes you want to live life to its fullest. ImSoMaleek’s music’s filled with vitality and love as each beat is pure magic. From his work on his haunting track “D’evils,” which is an intimate look into IamSoMaleek’s life as he raps and sings about the trials and tribulations of his life, trying to prove himself as an artist, being a father, and so much more as he gets vulnerable about his experiences. “D’evils” is also the only visual off of the EP so far, so it is an exceptional use of storytelling as ImSoMaleek takes you on a journey of his daily life. 

D’evils,” however, isn’t the only remarkable song on Soul Shift. From “Gotta Get It,” a pure vibe that’s full of vibrant sounds, emotion, and just phenomenal energy. The track will get anyone moving as he fluctuates the sound in the beat, making for an electrifying trance. With other hit songs showcasing his diversity off the EP, such as “Bad Vibes” and “Slow Jiggle,” ImSoMaleek’s Soul Shift EP is one of the most versatile must-listen to R&B projects of the year. 

Be sure to tap in with ImSoMaleek via Instagram @imsomaleek, as he is gearing up to drop an album, ‘King Of The Hill,” narrated by Dave East, soon. 

In the meantime, scope out ImSoMaleek’s latest project, Soul Shift EP, below! 

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