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R&B’s Nana Elan Debuts New EP ‘Escaping The West’

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Step into the vibrant realm of Nana Elan (@NaliyahElan), a dynamic artist born and raised in the heart of Long Beach, CA. Nana Elan’s much-anticipated EP, ‘Escaping The West,’ just dropped and graces our ears with its presence. This release signifies not just a project drop for the rising star, but a journey into a musical landscape that is bound to captivate and resonate.

Nana Elan’s unique artist name encapsulates her identity, with “Nana” derived from her real name, Naliyah, and “Elan” from her middle name, creating a harmonious blend that exudes an iconic aura. Her music resonates with a youthful richness, raw energy, and a mature undertone. Her vocal range spans from mezzo-soprano to bass, delivering fully belted cadences that effortlessly traverse the realms of R&B, Hip-hop, and Pop. Dynamic creativity is the cornerstone of her delivery.

At the heart of Nana Elan’s artistic pursuit is an unwavering passion for music. “Creating music allows me to exhibit my soul’s groove, spirit, emotion, and perspective,” she reveals. “It’s my personal flashlight guiding me through life’s tunnel, always inspiring me to keep moving forward.”

The EP’s influence is grounded in deeply personal connections. Nana Elan attributes her love for singing to her grandpa, a mentor who nurtured her vocal talents. Rihanna, with her fusion of fashion and music, ignited Nana Elan’s passion at an early age, cementing her path toward artistic greatness.

Escaping The West,’ released on August 22, 2023, is more than just a collection of songs—it’s a sonic voyage. The EP masterfully combines Nana Elan’s sexy tomboy style with her elegant, nonchalant personality, crafting a musical narrative that symbolizes growth, ambition, and a departure from the confines of the West-Coast sound.

In Nana Elan’s words, “The 7-song piece encapsulates my journey through amusement, poverty, sanity, and pleasure. Each track flows melodically from one destination to the next, urging listeners to groove, party, and experience love. Each record exudes dominance, high standards, and a mix of irresistible appeal and raw energy.”

With ‘Escaping The West,’ Nana Elan sends a powerful message to her fans, encouraging them to embrace every facet of themselves and to dare to expand beyond their wildest imagination.

To experience the magnetic allure of Nana Elan and her latest masterpiece, ‘Escaping The West,’ follow and connect with her on various social media platforms:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/naliyahelan

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nanaelan_

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCSw6PhyvqvpFwDKv8Yn60yQ

As ‘Escaping The West‘ takes the music scene by storm, Nana Elan’s artistry promises to be an inspiring, empowering, and exhilarating force that resonates with audiences around the globe.

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Mai Lee Takes The Spotlight With “Von” Live Performance

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Vietnamese R&B/Pop vocalist Mai Lee enlists guitarist Connor Low as well as background singers Shanelle Scott, Dabriel Moore, and Brittny Holloway for a live performance of “Von (Love Me Like The First Time)” taken off her ‘FRIENDZ’ LP. Filmed at STL’s iconic Mai Lee Restaurant in Brentwood, during her Lunar New Year (Unplugged) concert, the intimate in-person experience compliments the Bradd Young & Vega Heartbreak produced track perfectly.

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.

Press play on the live performance visual for “Von,” stream the official audio on your DSP of choice, and expect the re-release of Mai’s ‘FRIENDZ‘ to arrive later this year via Venice Music!

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Deitrick Haddon Spends ‘One Night In California’ In New Album

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Grammy-nominated Christian music staple Deitrick Haddon releases his latest studio album ‘One Night In California.’ Featuring a 17-track personal worship session, including standout records “Without You,” “Covered (Under D Blood),” “Never Be The Same,” “Momma We Made It,” “The Lord Will Make A Way,” and “One Day,” the new LP is the Detroit native’s first solo body of work since 2022’s ‘A Deitrick Haddon Christmas.’ Addressing criticism received about his methods, catalogue, and marriage head on but, more than that, the project finds him thanking God for bringing him through it all. Whether he’s penning timeless choir classics or performing the contemporary gems that have made him the ever popular firebrand, the cohesive collection of songs capture Haddon showcasing his full range of talent.

The title track single, which takes the same approach Usher did for his groundbreaking hit “Confessions,” reveals the seedy circumstances surrounding the events that forced him to turn to Christ. As a pastor, his past has always been the subject of speculation and rumor but, on this song, he clears the air. Divulging these details would be risque for any mainstream artist, but it’s especially taboo in religious spaces. Nevertheless, Haddon pushes the envelope while still managing to make a smash that will be talked about and enjoyed for years.

One of the biggest names in the Gospel genre, Deitrick Haddon is a Billboard chart topping singer, songwriter, producer, and pastor who’s been a lightning rod for Christ for years. His amazing music along with his featured role on Oxygen’s Preachers of LA television show has allowed him to amass loyal fans and followers the world over. Some of his most prestigious accolades include being a 2x Stellar Award winner, 2x NAACP Image Award winner, a Dove Award winner, a Soul Train Award Winner, and a 3x Grammy nominated artist. Haddon is constantly operating outside of the box and he has a knack for garnering attention on social media.

Stream ‘One Night In California’ on your DSP of choice and watch the title track visual after the jump via ONErpm.

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Luclover Releases New Visual “Willy Wonka 2”

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Ryan Mounfik, also known as Luclover, is a musical prodigy from Boston, raised in H-Town. He makes his mainstream introduction with his latest single “Willy Wonka 2.”

Luclover’s passion for music began at 13 when he teamed up with his best friend to create their own sound. Influenced by Juice WRLD, he values pure creativity and authenticity.

He started his musical journey in his friend’s home studio, where he created viral tracks on Soundcloud as a teenager. Since then, he has built a solid audience and explored various genres within pop culture, including hip-hop, rap, rock, and pop.

Luclover’s talent is evident in his popular singles “L$D” and “Benihana,” which have helped him gain widespread recognition. It is evident that he is dedicated to engaging with his followers across various social media platforms, where he interacts with thousands of people. Luclover hints at an upcoming album titled x((, while fans await his debut project.

Luclover’s authentic and positive musical vibe has steadily grown his fanbase, offering diverse options for music lovers to resonate with. “Willy Wonka 2” is a preview of what’s to come for the rising star.

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