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Red Hot L.A. Rap Group Baby Stone Gorillas Shares Debut Mixtape

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Ping-ponging atop West Coast instrumentals with verve and variety, Baby Stone Gorillas are taking over the streets with their powered-up posse cuts. After lighting up their city with fiery singles for almost a year and winning fans like Drake and Shaquille O’Neal, the L.A. crew shares BABYST5XNE GORILLAS, their debut mixtape.

With production from L.A. mainstays like RonRonTheProducer, among others, the new mixtape remains electric throughout its 23 tracks, benefitting from the diverse styles and energies of the crew’s four emcees. EKillaOffDaBlocck attacks instrumentals with an aggressive bark, jumping out of the speakers with his raw nerve swagger. Top5ivee is the crew member most likely to use melody, alternating clever bars with tuneful hooks with an ever-present smirk on his face. P4K‘s laid back delivery places him in a proud lineage of L.A. rappers like Snoop Dogg–he turns heads with his endless witticisms, delivered with a thick Cali accent. 5Much is perhaps the crew’s most unique stylist, packing syllables into tight rhythmic pockets with seemingly little effort. All four emcees make themselves known on the tape’s “B$G Intro,” demonstrating what separates them from the pack and from each other.

The new mixtape is home to recent single Do It Up,” an electro-funk throwback with a hook from Wallie The Sensei, as well as 22 new songs, each with the potential to become a new West Coast classic. Armed with a beat from RonRon, “Stick Squeezers” finds the BSG boys recruiting Zona Man and Slumlord Trill to tear up a sample of Too $hort & Lil Jon’s “Couldn’t Be A Better Player.” On “With That,” the four-man crew toe-tag a bass-heavy beat as they explain why they’re the coolest apes in the jungle, and on “In A Circle,” they nab BandGang Lonnie Bands to add some Detroit sauce. Though they specialize in hard-hitting street stories, BSG is equally adept at introspection, as shown in project highlights like “Keep Goin” and “Felt A Lot Of Pain.” With additional appearances from 1TakeJayBla$ta, and many more, BABYST5XNE GORILLAS is available everywhere via EMPIRE.

The four members of Baby Stone Gorillas have known each other since they were 10-years-old, and were friends far before they dreamed of music stardom. The rappers have distinct styles and roles: 5Much brings a hustler’s mentality and vents about his life, while EK packs the energy. P4K is the proud instigator known for slick-talking raps, while Top5ivee often comes up with B.S.G.’s catchy hooks. Last summer, the group’s self-titled video racked up views in the millions, precipitating a winning streak of viral singles that included the Pitchforkapproved Military,” which earned airplay on Drake’sOVOSound Radio, and Untouchable” ft. RJMrLA, catching the attention of Shaquille O’Neal.

With the new BABYST5XNE GORILLASthe four South L.A. spitters are excited to show the world that they’re the kings of the jungle in SoCal and beyond.

Buy/Stream BABYST5XNE GORILLAS!

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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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