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TIDAL, SoundCloud, Apple Music, and Spotify: Which Streaming Service Should You Get?

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There are four streaming giants that people utilize – most of the time, paying for more than once when they offer somewhat similar packages. Doing this, aside from waisting money, limits the listener from absorbing the full scope of the content that each service has. So to help with that, we’ve decided to break down what service is best for you.

TIDAL: Quality

TIDAL’s main draw is its lossless audio that’s decidely more expensive to use ($19.99 per month vs $9.99 per month). Aside from that, you’re not necessarily missing out on much. There’s the same music that comprises most of the others. You won’t find Beyonce’s Lemonade or Jay Z’s 4:44, but, if you can live without that, you’ll find plenty to look for in the other services.

SoundCloud: Rising Stars

TIDAL, Apple Music, and Spotify, all share one thing in common: you won’t find nary a rising star there – always someone that’s been cultivated for the spotlight. SoundCloud is a lively database populated with primarily underground artists. The community has created its own culture that’s frequently bit by mainstream artists. If you’re looking for the next big think, SoundCloud is the way to go.

Apple Music: Design

There’s nothing inherently bad about Apple Music, it’s just that it’s not all that good either. It’s decent at best, with curated playlists lacking special sauce being its best feature. But if you’re looking to have something that works best with Apple technology, Apple Music may be the way to go. From functionality to uniform design capabilities, Apple Music reigns supreme in the usability department.

Spotify: Playlists

Spotify has a ton of features that separate it from the rest. My favorite is the curated playlists that you can download at any time, but there are a number of features as well such as access to multiple apps for one low price that make it the best bang for your buck.

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Yvng Sammie EP “The Life of a Virgo” Coming Soon

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From staying up late to write song lyrics during childhood to impressing the social media scene showcasing his dance moves on “vine,” Yvng Sammie has always been destined for stardom. Overcoming the tragedy of losing both parents, the Toronto artist grew from entertaining family members with his rendition of popular dance routines in the living room to showcasing his talents for a larger audience as a rising artist. 

Yvng Sammie first hit the scene when he went viral for his rendition of the Harlem Shake which he performed to Bow Wow’s hit song ‘Bounce with me https://vine.co/v/hEV3YVQ0Fau Though he currently states that he is inspired by artists such as Young Thug, Da Baby, and Don Tolliver, his music remains true to his natural talent for dancing, giving off what the Toronto artist describes as “fun dance vibes.” 

There is no question about Yvng Sammie’s talents. He is a singer, dancer, writer, and entertainer. In addition to those named talents, the independent artist is a former drama student with formal theatre training who hopes to take his talents to the big screen one day.

Currently, Yvng Sammie is focused on promoting his new EP and is excited about upcoming collaborations with Melodic. Living out his passion for performing and entertaining, the Toronto artist wants his audience to start dancing whenever his music is being played. These dance-provoking sounds can be heard on his Youtube channel YouTube.com/c/YvngSammie.  

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Atlanta Artist DavidTheTragic Unleashes New Visual Titled “ALLERGY”

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DavidTheTragic has proven himself to be one of the most diligent and original stylists in Atlanta ever since he broke through the underground in early 2019. Since then, he has released three tapes, “Fit In,” “Bender,” and “How It Feel,” which all act as evidence for his improving and expanding abilities as an emcee. David manages to stand out in the hip-hop mecca by being a keen expressionist who uses articulate lyricism and gruff flows to paint lofty portraits of his psyche. He resides in a similar introspective lane as Kenny Mason, Ovrcast, Jelani Imani, and Mavi. His newest single + video, “ALLERGY,” is yet another testament to DavidTheTragic’s originality and masterful rapping ability. It’s clear that no one else sounds like him or flows like him right now. The video, directed by Brendan Mcgregor, matches the aesthetic of David’s recent videos for singles “Money First” and “Lori.” It shifts from scenes of intense color correction to David on a roof or in an alley shaking his dreads and talking his shit. The track is a two and a half minute frenzy of clever bars: “I was on a year long bender / These n***as my son like Simba / She like when I hit from the fender…Underground like Master Splinter…Egotistical I suppose / I just move with the highs and lows…I ain’t hatin’ on a n***a that look like me / Please hit me with zeros I ain’t doin’ no shit for clout or IG.” It sounds as if David hopped in the booth then splatter painted the beat with everything that was on his mind at the time. 

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Kevin Powers Makes Soul-Filled Pop-Rap

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Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Kevin Powers makes soul-filled pop-rap in the vein of The Kid Laroi and the late great Juice WRLD. On his newest single,“Since I Got On,” the 19-year-old flexes his lifestyle, which has quickly gone from normal to lavish through the success of his music. Produced by longtime friend Whit Kane and collaborator Fernospazzin, Powers exhibits his natural talent for finding the perfect middle between hard-lined rapping and raspy singing. The video, directed by Levi DeSantis, shows Powers riding around in a Corvette, throwing money, and popping bottles: we witness the perks of the fast life he lives. Kevin Powers has been on a roll this year, seeing his stock dramatically increase through just a few releases, all of which have gathered 100k+ listens on Spotify and 10k+ views on YouTube. Being so talented, young, and comfortable in the spotlight, it seems like there’s nowhere for Kevin Powers to go but up. 

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