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Up And Coming Artist RodThaGreat Takes Us On A Journey Through The Mind With One Of His Latest Records “Fever Dream”

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With music being a common form of emotional expression and healing, it takes courage to be vulnerable and share one’s internal world to the public. For up and coming Atlanta-based rapper, RodThaGreat, being genuine and authentic to oneself is the most important part of the songwriting process. He’s unafraid to shed light on what’s on his mind. Much of his work focuses on embracing both light and dark thoughts, contrary to the mainstream narrative of needing to be constantly positive.  So far the young independent artist has released two EPs, his freshman EP “Dark Nights of the Soul” that was released in May 2020 and sophomore EP “The Art of Slumber”, released in October 2021.

The road to authenticity hasn’t always been easy for the young introspective rapper.  “At the beginning stages of my artistry, I didn’t quite sound like myself. I dumbed down a lot of my lyrics to try and sound mainstream so it can appeal to more people. Although it wasn’t terrible and was decent, I wasn’t being true to who I was. I used to go to the studio with some upperclassmen when I was 15 and oftentimes I would show them what I wrote. One night this one homie of mine told me to just be me. Don’t try to be no one else except for ME. After that I vowed to be true to myself through my music, and to not care about negative opinions about it. I knew as long as I’m being myself, I would always attract the thing I’m meant for, and if I hadn’t had that interaction, I would have achieved a lot of the things that I have achieved and a lot of doors wouldn’t be open as they are now.” 

RodThaGreat credits his older cousin for inspiring the start of his music career. He’d recall listening to his music on repeat on his iPod. “I thought that (my cousin) was better than most professional artists that were on the radio. I still feel the same way.” He cites Ye, Nas and Kendrick Lamar,the usual hiphop icons, as archetypes for the way he thinks about writing songs, but also finds inspiration from books, images, and events from his everyday life. He emphasizes, “even going outside to take a good look at the world, behaviors, and people for inspiration. Mostly books inspire me more than anything.”

RodThaGreat’s artist name is a manifestation of his ambitions and how he envisions his music career to play out. “My goals are to elevate minds, and to touch the souls of as many people as I can through art. I aim to be the greatest in my craft and I can see myself creating nothing but masterpieces in the future.” He’s already collaborating with his team of producers who’ve helped him with his sophomore EP and has established a partnership with Sony Entertainment.

When asked if he has any other talents or future plans, RodThaGreat replies, “I would love to write and direct movies after. Even be in some.”

He is currently working on creating a music video for his single “Fever Dream” to start.

You can stream RodThaGreat’s music on all digital platforms.

Follow him on social media @rodthagreatt

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GANZY Present Good “TROUBLE” With New Single

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Nigerian bred artist GANZY catches a smooth vibe with Afrobeat influenced single “TROUBLE” which is a nice blend of vibrant production and vocals. Every listen to the track gives people the feeling of a nice summer day which bodes well for replay-ability.

GANZY is a gem of a new artist who procures music that true to his heritage while adding a distinct flavor to it with modern production and song structure. To put it simply, he’s a talented artist who deserves all the attention in the world.

He’s a hidden gem with a lot of potential and all he needs is exposure to see stardom blossom. Help out that cause by streaming the single below.

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Morray Describes His Rise From the Gutter in Southside-Produced “Ticket”

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Grainy, powerful, and effortlessly melodic, Morray’s voice is purpose-built for delivering inspirational bars about the struggle. Digging deep into his pre-fame life over a booming Southside beat, Morray shares Ticket,” his new single. Singing his heart out in short melodic bursts, Morray paints the contours of Southside’s instrumental with bars that contrast his past life “in the gutter” with his current life as a rising rap star. The Fayetteville, NC native combines his natural storytelling instinct with his knack for pithy one-liners: “I don’t have no siblings, so miss me with that brother sh*t,” he spits.

“Ticket” continues Morray’s upward trajectory, marked by new music, sold-out tour dates, and numerous award nominations. The new banger is Morray’s first single since Momma’s Love,” the heartfelt Mother’s Day anthem, which followed the poignant Still Here” ft. Cordae. Morray attended his first GRAMMY Awards this year, where he earned nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, each honoring him for his involvement in J. Cole’s “m y l i f e” (also featuring 21 Savage). 

The two GRAMMY nominations are the culmination of a meteoric rise that started with “Quicksand,” a GOLD-certified hit that reached the Billboard Hot 100 and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and his critically acclaimed debut album Street Sermons, which propelled Morray to #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Morray joined J. Cole on “The Off-Season Tour,” rocking sold-out crowd in a series of stadium dates. Morray was a standout performer at DreamVille Fest earlier this year and he reached a personal milestone in June, when he performed at Fayetteville’s Juneteenth Jubilee, marking his first-ever performance as a headliner in his hometown. 

Starting in September, you can catch Morray on tour with Kevin Gates on the “Big Lyfe” Tour. Buy tickets HERE.

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Buzzing 18yo NC rapper Tino Szn shares new video “Drowning Out” + Sentient out now

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18-year-old North Carolina-based rapper Tino Szn has just shared his new video for “Drowning Out”, a fun and upbeat track off his most recent project Sentient. The track highlights Tino’s tight grasp on the collection of sounds that make up the underground–-from a catchy hook, potent verses, and excitable production driven by a booming bass line and heavy-hitting synths. The video shows Tino acting as a soft-spoken pool boy working on the property of a beautiful woman while performing the track in a collage of fast cuts and trippy angles. The hazy video for “Drowning Out” only adds to the entertaining track from Tino’s project Sentientwhich was released in July, and continues to signal a bright path for the North Carolina rapper.

Prior to the release of Sentient, Tino released a string of successful singles off of the project including, “Zetsu”“Vetements Coat”, & “Crash The Party”. In 2021, Tino released his memorable project 4 Seasons to critical-acclaim, as noted by Earmilk“4 Seasons is a statement piece for Tino and his artistry. Throughout the project, he showcases his ability to mix genres and his refusal to be boxed in.”4 Seasons also included the standout track “VICE” featuring $NOT. With the release of Sentient, Tino Szn is further expanding his artistic palette and displaying the sheer growth he’s developed as an astoundingly talented teen.

Please watch “Drowning Out” via the link below and stay tuned for more announcements to come!

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