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Why Rapper AyeCee Is Up Next

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AyeCee, a Harlem-bred poet, is building a name for himself in the music industry as one of hip hop’s rising stars. The rapper opted to focus his enthusiasm and ability on a music career after pivoting from a career in professional basketball. AyeCee released his debut EP, Badd Choices, Good Stories, in 2021, and it was a project that set the rapper on the way to self-expression and tremendous success.

“​​Once I was done with college, and my dreams of playing professional basketball didn’t work out, I figured I would focus on my other passion–music,” the rapper shared. “Badd Choices, Good Stories is a project inspired by me finally deciding to take music seriously. I wanted to show that I can put together a versatile and different project that is also relevant,” he added.

Every day, over 60,000 new songs are added to streaming services like Spotify. Breaking through the cacophony is difficult for most musicians, but for AyeCee, whose project has received over 200,000 views on Spotify, it’s second nature.

“Right now, my biggest accomplishment is hitting 200,000+ streams on Spotify with Badd Choices, Good Stories, which is also doing well on all streaming platforms,” the Harlem rapper stated. “I also recently shot my first video, “Birdie,” with One Take from Visionary Visions, and it has gotten over 70,000 views on Youtube,” he added. 

While fans like the UK-Drill-inspired sounds of songs like “Birdie,” the rapper has plans for more videos and even bigger projects in the pipeline, according to him.

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Bhu$$ Shares New Visual – “Composure”

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“Music is about building genuine relationships to me and keeping them strong. People change [and] some stay the same.”

That’s what it’s all about for Bhu$$, a Compton-based rapper with his eyes set on more. Not only for his sound, but for his success in the business. Don’t let the rapper title fool you, Bhu$$ wants be the player and the coach in rap. Forward thinking, he sees himself one day owning a label and putting his own tours/shows together. It’s an idea that he began to create for himself once serious started to consider doing it professionally. His upbringings gravitated to him to music early on, being in the choir for a number of years growing up. But it wasn’t until his sophomore year in college that had his mind set on it. 

His sound’s self-described as “melodic rap”, which enables him to really helps listeners feel his thoughts, instead of just hearing them. Combined with his good ear for sounds, the autotune he adds gives his songs a nice texture that brings it all together. It really pops out on songs like his latest single  “Composure”, a reflective groovy track as he pledges to maintain his focus. The emotional sample flip enables Bhu$$ to express his love for the grind, which is exactly how he got his moniker.

“My friends gave it to me. Ive always had a certain friend in me and that made them [want to] nickname it.”

The “Coupe” spitter is coming even harder on his forthcoming project “Huss and Friends 2”, a project that’s a testament to how much he’s grown as an artist. “This second project shows the progression within my sound and how it has evolved me and my peers around me”. Fan will also soon get the chance to see him perform live at this year’s Juneteenth Festival in LA.

Make sure to keep streaming “Composure” below.

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CHAMP T EXCLUSIVE INSIDER REPORT

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When it comes to independent artists being able to promote, distribute, and interact with fans as a relates to their music releases, there are so many ways to stay relevant in this digital age. The music industry is no exception to the increasing changes being brought on the web 3.0, and many artists are seeking to unify the world of cryptocurrency/nonfungible tokens to their sounds, offering a new way for not just digital artists, but musical artists to gain an entirely new Fanbase and recognition through a new medium of art.

Despite only putting out music over the last several months, chip T is a heavyweight contender not just the music industry, but social media, in the world of crypto, as well. With his tracks averaging over 500 K streams each, a sizable social media following to begin with, in addition to a smooth sound paired with nice visuals to allow for a new way to present music to the masses.

Champ T has written and composed several tracks, including one of his most recent songs, “Hush,” featuring JayJ. Champ T has already worked alongside noteworthy artists in the Web3 space, and as a result was handed the opportunity to set up + perform at One Night in LA.

Other names present at One Night in LA included Quadeca, DC the Don, Nascar Aloe, Sad Frosty, and many more. Champ T pushes the boundaries of what music can do; not just to his listeners, but how he hopes to impact the internet. To Champ T, creating a solid online community is just a part of the process. He is one of the pioneers helping marry the digital renaissance of NFTs with the music industry in a “deeper than surface-level, meaningful way and continuing to challenge what it means to be a musical artist in an increasingly digital era.

In Champ T’s words, “This will help others in the industry, opening the door for more opportunities and showing them that you do not have to confine yourself to one thing. The goal is to pursue a career that makes you happy and fight for your dreams without giving up,” says Champ T.

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ASHTEN RAY TALKS INSPIRATION OF TRENDING SINGLES

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Ashten Ray, a pop singer hailing from White Hall, Illinois, a small town about an hour north of Saint Louis. Growing up around music and even pushing through highschool, Ashten found a love for writing music not just for himself but other artists.

Shortyl after finishing high school, Ashten found himself in Warrensburg, MO attending the university of Central Missouri. Calamity struck when he lost his bestfriend to traumatic suicide. Thhis sparked a new vision and a call for sobriety which he titles his first hit song, “Sober”. It’s a song about wanting to better yourself, but also a reminder that we’re not alone. The success of this first release inspired Ashten to drop out of school to pursue music professionally. Shortly after, Ashten released his second song “Alone” which caught the attention of several music executives and other artists.

Ashten had the opportunity of a lifetime by way of a chance encounter with Tech N9ne at a restaurant in Kansas City which lead to Ashten being featured on Tech N9ne’s album “ASIN9NE” and collaboration with T-Pain. Ashten’s music has garnered millions of streams across digital streaming platforms and has been recognized and praised by Clinton Sparks, London on da Track, and more! Ashten is only three years into his music career, but he has already charted on Billboard and Itunes. In another three years Ashten Ray will be a well-known artist with a powerful message sure to captivate the attention of any listener.

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