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@NateJoel95 Gets Deep On New ‘KIDS AT HEART’ EP

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The D.M.V. area has always been synonymous with emerging cultural trends from music, to fashion, and even dancing and the past decade has seen the region uplift dozens of emerging acts and mainstream talent alike with the end result being a music scene with immense talent wielding a wide variety of styles. Silver Spring, Maryland native Nate Joël is making his debut in our pages today with his EP KIDS AT HEART which is brief in run-time at only five tracks but is dense in terms of wisdom and tasteful songwriting. He acknowledges the heartbreak and loss associated with growing up and clearly has a very grounded and mature worldview but as the EP’s title suggests he clings to the ideals and ambition of youthfulness, resulting in a particularly lucid but transparent portrait of his current life and the struggles he deals with in his career, love-life, and personal expectations.

The EP is short at only five-tracks but potent in lyricism over varied yet uniform production, courtesy of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, that is largely subdued and gives Nate Joël the spotlight in full, establishing mellow grooves that drive Joël’s melodies while leaving him a great deal of space to do whatever he pleases vocally, whether it is sweet-singing or more pointed rap verses. “Call Me When You Need Me” is my favorite cut off the project and is the most melodic and introspective song on the tape in my opinion. I really enjoyed this project and am excited to see where Nate Nate Joël takes us in 2022 and would highly recommend his coming of age EP KIDS AT HEART.

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Teenear Samples Brandy’s “The Boy Is Mine” on her Single Release “Ain’t Mine” 

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Teenear Renee began singing with the praise team of her church in her hometown of Miami, Florida. She later started performing solo at talent shows. 

A version of Rihanna’s “Stay” went over so well that she started a YouTube channel — after her parents’ strong encouragement — to gain wider exposure. Uploads of “Stay” and other covers caught the attention of the Miami-based Slip’N’Slide label, resulting in a recording contract. In 2015, the year she graduated high school, Teenear debuted with “Friday Night,” featuring a guest verse from Sage the Gemini. 

Follow-up “Streetlights‘ ‘ arrived in 2016, followed shortly thereafter by a dancehall-flavored remix with an appearance from labelmate Trina. A handful of additional tracks, including the sparkling Fetty Wap collaboration “Love Me or Leave Me” and the beaming ballad “Need Your Love,” were scattered across 2017 and 2018. 

At the height of the pandemic and social justice with the likes of the George Floyd assualt/murder, Teenear returned to Music with her song “Free” lending her voice and platform to the conversation and activism toward freeing those most affected by police brutality, and racisim. 

The singer, after two years, returns to music full time with her leading single “Ain’t Mine” debuting May 13th 2022. The single samples the living legend Brandys 1998 hit song “the boy is mine” 

Teenear’s label Slip N Slide is excited about this release. 

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Mike Zombie Teases Upcoming Album with Celebratory New Single, “Triumphant”

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Known for his work with Drake, Eminem, DJ Khaled, Young M.A., and more, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated producer Mike Zombie has been relatively quiet since the formation of his Don Juligans group and the launch of his WAV TECH app in 2021. 

Now, the self-proclaimed “Humble Genius” gifts fans with a surprise release in the form of celebratory Marcus Mayhem-produced song, “Triumphant.” The motivational, horn-driven track finds the Jersey-bred rapper/producer radiating confidence as he spits some boastful rhymes addressing competition and his own resilience.

“I used to make beats in college with my brother..he actually sent me this beat from this producer named Marcus Mayhem and it immediately screamed anthem when I heard it. 

The first thing that came out my mouth was ‘this sound like somethin ****** this sound triumphant.’ I love making motivational music and it seems people love hearing it .. it’s starting to be my lane. Album on the way,” Zombie shares with us. 

“Triumphant” is expected to appear on Mike Zombie’s forthcoming album, Nice Guys Finish First, dropping on all platforms June 2022. Stream the single below on your preferred streaming platform.

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Guin Record’s Own Ketu Sets The Mood On “Rain On Me”

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Ketu (@Ketuikediuba) is ready to become your next favorite R&B star. His newest single, “Rain On Me,” serves as his latest drop coming off his forthcoming EP, Ano-Ele. Fans of Giveon or Sampha will enjoy this upcoming musician. Ketu’s Nigerian background, mixed with his time in various parts of the US, has helped create a well-rounded individual. He did not even start making music professionally until two years ago. Songs like “Rain On Me” show that he is a natural.

Ketu is now spending most of his time in Los Angeles. The HE(A)RD-managed crooner is looking to impact the industry. Before creating music, he was best known for his illustration work with Netflix and many other Fortune 500 companies. Now, he is signed to Guin Records and ready to go full-time with his professional career as a musician.

Grab your umbrella and stream “Rain On Me” today in preparation for his upcoming EP, Ano-Ele, due June 3rd!

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