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R&B SONGSTRESS AQYILA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “PRESSURE”

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JUNO Award nominated R&B singer-songwriter Aqyila is showing a new side of her artistry with her latest single “Pressure.” The brand-new song, out today (via Sony Music Entertainment Canada) is an ode to self-confidence and self-love from the second you press play and hear Aqyila sing the opening line “body on ten and the skin is gleaming.” Produced by Aqyila’s long-time collaborator Phinisey (Qveen Herby, Matty Noyes) and written by Aqyila and Midian Mathers (Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Elle King), “Pressure” blends her captivating R&B sound with notes of pop and feel-good island, Dancehall rhythm. The song exudes confidence as Aqyila sings about keeping her vibes high and positive affirmations.

“This track is high energy, sexy, and fun,” says Aqyila. “This song also means even more to me because my brother was my adlib throughout the song.”

“Pressure” arrives as Aqyila’s third release ever, and serves as the lead single from her eagerly anticipated debut EP, due at the top of 2023. “I want to make sure my music can empower and encourage whoever listens to it,” the R&B singer said. “When you hear me sing, everyone should hear the joy, and the community that backs me and fuels me.”

With “Pressure,” Aqyila continues the momentum that started with “Vibe For Me,” which was her successful debut single released last year. To date, “Vibe For Me,” has amassed nearly 3 million creation posts on TikTok as well as 10 million streams worldwide. Now, “Pressure” sets the tone for just exactly what Aqyila is capable of — and she’s just getting started.

Stream the sultry new single “Pressure,” HERE.

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Tato Spark Runs It Up On His New Project, ‘WW4’

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 Tato Spark is ready for war on his newest project, WW4. The seasoned veteran brings his experiences growing up in Brooklyn, NYC, and spending time as a respected street artist in Virginia to detail his life on records. Coming off the heels of his Q4 release, If I Ruled The World, Tato has shown his ability to take it up a notch quickly. His new 7-track LP offers multiple solo tracks with one feature from his frequent collaborator, Vetti Danks.

Whether it be legends like Pusha T, Young Money Yawn, or Young Crazy or recent risers like Fatty and Wildboy, Tato Spark offers something much different to the music industry. His new project provides just enough to get excited but still leaves fans wanting more from the bubbling emcee. His next steps are to continue to develop his sound and explore a different range of emotions to break through within the industry.

Press play on WW4 via Gold Blood Records here below! 

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Capretti Drops Bombshell with “Trust No One” Single from ‘VOL. 2’: A Nostalgic Twist on Modern Hip-Hop!

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Acclaimed hip-hop artist, Capretti, makes a triumphant return with his latest single, “Trust No One,” fresh off his eagerly awaited EP, VOL. 2. This track seamlessly blends classic rap vibes with a modern hip-hop flair, showcasing Capretti’s distinct style. Paying homage to rap legends while staying relevant, Capretti explores themes of trust and betrayal, emphasizing his reliance on “dead presidents.”

The song’s infectious hook and lively beat ensure it’s a party favorite, destined for repeat plays. Directed by Jacob Tucker, the music video enhances the track with stunning visuals. Capretti is visually represented amidst magazines adorned with critic quotes, culminating in a captivating transformation into a front-page cover—a concept that resonates with fans for its creativity and impact.

First, exclusively released on HipHopSince1987, “Trust No One” promises to dominate charts and playlists alike. Capretti’s latest release is a testament to his ability to push hip-hop boundaries, delivering a track that’s both nostalgic and groundbreaking. Dive into the official visuals now below, and witness the magic of “Trust No One” for yourself. Don’t miss out on this electrifying release that’s set to captivate audiences worldwide.

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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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