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PAY$O Sets The Tone In New Single “Smile”



PAY$O is a Michigan native who creates a sound that is melodic and lyrical. The Rapper/Hip-Hop artist speaks on real life situations from the things that he goes through daily, to his city, and his vision.

As an artist who writes their own music growing up, PAY$O would write just for fun and as a form of therapy and to free his mind. He would like to put himself and every one around him me in a way better position then he could have ever even imagined before. 

One of his biggest goals this year is to get consistent with dropping new music and content and he will do this by working, staying focused, and keep praying and manifesting. PAY$O is getting ready to drop his project “Underdog” which is set to drop this summer! In the meantime, be sure to check out his track “Smile” available all streaming services!!

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Xion McKnight Drops Two Fire New Tracks “Aliens” And “Dedication”



Xion McKnight is an artist on the rise. The Atlanta native gained his love for music from an early age and as he got older, he channeled that energy into creating his music. As an artist who not only writes, but also produces, and engineers his own music, he is inspired by his everyday experiences. It could be something as simple as driving, going to a movie, or taking a walk. Basically, being alive is what inspires Xion McKnight. His two singles “Dedication” and “Aliens” are out now, and you can listen on all streaming services! Get to know Xion McKnight below!

What is the meaning behind you name?

The word Xion means the highest point. So for me, that means I want to reach the highest point of myself as a human being. The highest point of my career. The highest point in life. 

Can you describe your genre/sound?

My Genre is life. I make music for a living. I call it life music. Genres are so stereotypical. I don’t want to be stereotyped. Hip Hop is too conscious. Rock is too dark. Everything else is irrelevant. 

Why is music a passion of yours?

Music keeps me out of trouble. It keeps me focus on the most important things. Besides God when there’s nothing else to fill my spirit. Music is always there. 

Who do you hope to inspire?

To inspire the world in a way nobody else has done it. Don’t need the awards or money to validate me. I wanna be the voice for the real, who are repeatedly being blocked by the system. 

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on my next EP titled Kartel 

What is next for you?

Direct Films. Invest. Own a trucking and clothing company. But I’ll always be doing music. 

Word of advice to your younger self

That anything is possible. Never stop believing in what you do. 

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Interview: Meet Rising Artist SK1NANDBONEZ




SK1NANDBONEZ is an independent artist to keep watch for. He’s been making a name for himself and buzzing as of lately with the release of his recent project ‘The Delta Way 2.’ In addition to building momentum with previous singles such as “Make It Home,” ft. Roc Nation’s Kalan.FrFr, SK1NANDBONEZ is definitely on the come up and lets his music speak for himself.

The Delta Way 2 is a follow-up album from his 2019 debut project, The Delta Way and features brand new songs such as “Telfar Bag,” and “Distant.” There was also a visual that was released for “Make It Home” which positioned SK1NANDBONEZ as someone who is able to capture audiences both visually and sonically. He’s definitely an artist who has a lot of talent and potential, and he’s here to stay.

Keep reading to learn more about SK1NANDBONEZ and his journey in music through a recent interview.

What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?

My name is Bobby but I go by SK1NANDBONEZ. I had a couple different names I tried to go by, but nothing really stuck like that one. That name really came from being skinny all my life, everybody used to call me Stix and Skinny Bones but … I was like that’s lowkey corny I need something smooth that stands out a little bit. That’s basically how I came up with the name.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?

Music was always something I had a passion for and wanted to do.  My mama got raps I was writing in the 4th grade put up with all my other little arts and crafts from growing up, I used to get cussed out because of it sometimes. She would say, “You can memorize those raps, you better memorize them spelling words!” I started doing freestyles in the car and other little social media challenges and was getting a nice following from that but I didn’t really start taking it seriously until the people around me really sat me down and told me like, “you really hard and got the potential to take it to the next level.”

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

I feel like it did play a role in making me the way I am and my sound, because my mama had me when she was young so we really grew up together in a sense. And my mama cool as hell, she didn’t really shelter me but she didn’t play either. She allowed me to live and learn from my own mistakes and hers but she also disciplined me when it was needed. She was a single young mama and my pops was locked up during different periods of my life when I feel like young boys need their fathers the most. Our relationship is good though, that’s my dog and now that I’m older and see how the system is set up, I understand more so I don’t hold that against him. I probably come off as arrogant or cocky sometimes but thats because I really taught myself everything, I put in the hours and the work, I was recording myself running back and forth from the booth to the computer, I hopped on youtube and started teaching myself how to engineer. I know how good I am. I sacrificed a lot, I invested so much money — even missed meals to get to where I’m at now and I’m still not where I wanna be. So that’s why some say I have an arrogant/cocky sound because I know how good I am, I’m hungry, and I’m still having fun with it.

How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

I have a harmonizing melodic rap sound. I listen to a lot of oldies and R&B, so thats where a lot of my melodies come from and as far as rap I grew up on Tupac, Scarface, Biggie so they influence my sound. And I used to stay up watching battle rappers and Freestylers like Reed Dollaz, NH, Meek, and all of them and they would all say clever things to make you rewind it like hold up … So they had a big influence on me as well.

What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?

I did a freestyle to Tyga song “Taste” and it went viral on twitter and Tyga even saw it and we talked through DMs for a second but I didn’t really have any music. I only had my freestyles, so the convo was short but he followed me. After that, a couple other artists from the city that weren’t really big worldwide, but big where I’m from started showing love so I was like I could really do this, I know I can make it work .

What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?

I feel like it’s in me because it came so natural. I don’t really come from a music family but I have family members who were and still are in the music industry and have had some success with it. I honestly can’t explain why I’m so passionate about it. Sometimes when I’m in the real world I feel out of place but when I go in [the booth] and record, I feel like I’m home, like I belong there. What inspires me most though is when people tell me how much they can relate or how my music got them through something — because life is hard and everybody goes through things. Some people handle it better than others though, but when people tell me my music helped them get through a rough time it makes me feel good.

Be on the lookout for more visuals from SK1NANDBONEZ’s latest project, The Delta Way 2, and follow him on Instagram @sk1nandbonez.

Check out SK1NANDBONEZ and Kalan.FrFr’s visual for their track “Make It Home” below. 

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Miami Artist Jiggz Drops First Solo EP “Jiggy World”



Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jiggz is an independent artist that has a versatile sound and is ready to make a positive impact with his music. The up-and-coming artist takes pride in being authentic and writing lyrics that are relatable.  Formally a dedicated football player, Jiggz found that music was the perfect alternative for him to express his thoughts.

“Music is the way I express myself. It’s the only way I let out my emotions because I tend to bottle things up unless I’m in front of a mic.” He said, “I also have a competitive nature in music as well and strive to always be a better version of myself as an artist.”

Starting his musical career back in 2017, Jiggz has been quite successful in the past few years. You may have heard his music on popular shows such as Daredevil, The Chi, The Grand Army, and a short film called Holler. Ultimately, the independent artist hopes to have a long-lasting career by inspiring and encouraging his fans to chase their dreams.

“I plan to make a positive impact in a way where when people listen to my music they feel a certain way of themselves in a positive light.” He admits, “I want to impact everyone who takes a listen.”

Representing the core of Miami, Jiggz is the next artist on the RISE! Ready to make moves, the independent artist has been working on his first solo EP “Jiggyworld” that is dropping today!

The independent artist has more up his sleeve for 2021, but first make sure to check out his first solo project “Jiggyworld”. Available on all streaming platforms or stream down below!

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