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Virginia-based Recording Artist, @Saekyii Offers a Nostalgic Ride On ‘Sunset Demos’ EP

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Through the Highs and Self-Destructive Lows of Past Relationships on New 6-Track EP, ‘Sunset Demo’s

Virginia-bred, Alternative Hip-Hop artist, Sækyi, first began to make waves in Summer 2019 when his “Speak Easy” single was featured in two of Spotify’s editorial playlists. Since then, the Ghanian-American rapper has dropped several loosies including the romantic, audible-time capsule, “Girls,” and the cathartic, 808-thumping “Free Fall,” the latter of which serves as the lead single for his dynamic, new EP, Sunset Demo’s

Though he is no stranger to introspective rhymes on love, Sunset Demo’s has a much more distinctive approach, as Sækyi reflects on the highs and self-destructive lows of previous relationships. From the use of warm, immersive melodies on “Apt. 706” featuring singer Eric Penn, to using low pitch vocal distortion for raw, moody records like “Kink” where sticky punchlines conceal his insecurity, Sunset Demo’s is a personal, yet remarkable introduction to Sækyi’s artistry. 

“Sunset Demos is really me working through the stages of love or a relationship. With me pulling from my personal past experiences and piecing together this loose narrative. Every song is something I’ve felt, done, or thought of before. So this tape really is just a summary of my love life,”

– Sækyi

Despite the brevity of the 6-track body of work, the 15-minute-long EP is far from shallow in terms of content. Confiding in listeners on this intimate journey, Sækyi offers a cohesive collection of songs that’s just as ruminative as the lyrics. “It’s so hard / To feel like you ain’t holding on anymore / Sunset was the only place for me/ I stood next to you so faithfully,” Sækyi croons in anguish on the guitar-driven “Sunset Blvd.”

Effortlessly weaving both his vulnerability and confidence into a wide sonic range of instrumentation, Sækyi has arrived with Sunset Demo’s. If the EP is any indication of what’s to come, the VA native will likely be around for quite some time, and his growth will be as enthralling as well…a sunset itself. 
Stream the new EP below, and stay up-to-date with Saekyi’s upcoming releases by following him on Instagram, here.

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@QPDaMan Turns Up On “Hush”

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Atlanta native Q.P. releases his new single “Hush” produced by Yung Dza. His new mixtape Bag Trap is coming soon. Listen to the track below via Spotify or on any music platform.

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LIL WEST RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WEST SIDE”

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Today, critically acclaimed Delaware rapper and genre disruptor Lil West returns with a brand new single entitled “West Side” via Republic Records. It marks his first new music of 2021.

This time around, he flexes his mic skills more than ever before. The production by 808 Mafia disciple Steezefielddelivers a distinct West Coast bounce with throwback California vibes as Lil Westglides towards a bold hook. On this ode to the rap star lifestyle, he paints an idyllic portrait of Southern California as he raps, “Fast cars and the city life, shooting stars on the west side.”

Get ready for more soon!

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FLORIDA RAPPER FCG HEEM UNCOVERS NEW SINGLE “SHININ’”

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Maintaining his impressive momentum, Florida phenomenon FCG Heem unveils a brand new single and video entitled “Shinin’”via Republic Records today.

On the track, 808s and skittering cymbals bounce along underneath his melodic flow. The confident and contagious hook culminates on an infectious and irresistible chant. With bangers like “Shinin,” FCG Heemhas positioned himself as an up-and-coming heavy hitter. In the documentary-style music video,Heem’s undeniable positive energy jumps through the screen

Just last month, he dropped off “Champagne Showers,”while “More Pain”[feat. Toosii] attracted critical acclaim. HotNewHipHopdubbed him “one to look out for from Florida” and highlighted “his authentic, unadulterated tales of the streets.”FCG Heemcontinues to generate palpable and powerful buzz with one anthem after another, including the recently released “Need It” and “Peace & Positivity.” He also joined forces with LBS Kee’vin on “Hood Dreams.” Straight out of the gate, HotNewHipHoppromised, “The track will leave you feeling inspired.” Meanwhile, HipHopDXrecently raved, “The 23-year-old rapper has honed his ability to drop catchy bars that sometimes moonlight as hooks.”

Check out the new single here!

Additionally, his 2020 single “Haha” became a favorite song amongst NFL pros with stars such as Eddie Jackson, Dalvin Cook, D.K. Metcalf,Jerry Juedy, Calvin Ridley, andLamar Jacksonquoting lyrics in their social media captions. Receiving critical acclaim, ThisSongIsSickexclaimed, “He’s showing major sparks as one to watch!”About creating music FCG Heemsaid, “I’m trying to motivate the young people and give them something positive to look up to.

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