Floridian artist Lil T.O (an old school friend of XXXTentacion) has released his new song Beautiful. Beautiful, expressing a more upbeat side to T.O’s personality, reveals his real personality and a pure summer vibe. Having a Haitian mother and raised in different cities across the US, T.O’s music draws on music from backgrounds of every colour, culture and class.
Lil T.O has expressed how music has been his escape as a way to convey his more vulnerable side, where in reality he may appear like he is not facing any problems.
“Growing up I know I’ve always been sad and being a guy, you can’t really wear that on your sleeve. Then growing up, I just went through a lot of situations that just ultimately lead to me being where I’m at now… in a dark place. It’s like no matter how hard I try doing good, I’m still the bad guy in every situation and sometimes ignoring the little things don’t help. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression, I’d just keep everything to myself and I never knew how to express it better than writing it in music form”
Despite Covid-19, Aitch and AJ Tracey are part of the lineup for Malta’s Escape 2 The Island festival, which is due to take place this summer on the 28th-30th August 2020. However, in other parts of the world, still, other festivals are cancelled. For example, Jay Z’s Made in America has recently been cancelled due to the pandemic.
Other artists performing at Escape 2 The Island festival include Fredo, Young T & Bugsey, Jay1, Mist, Yxng Bane, Charlie Sloth, S1Mba, Sl, Ms Banks, Unknown T and Hardy Caprio. See the full line up below:
Escape To The Island has full support from the Malta Tourism Authority. A press release said: “With very low rates of Covid-19 and incredibly detailed and diligent planning from the Maltese government, the country is now open again for tourism to many parts of Europe including the UK from July 15th. All hotels, bars, restaurant’s, clubs and beaches are open with stringent procedures in place around social distancing and testing.”
2020 has already been a whirlwind, and Kayne West has just announced he will run for US presidency yesterday on Independence Day. Kanye West is a already a successful music artist, producer and fashion designer. However, it is not official yet as it is not clear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on ballot.
Some people think this announcement is a simple publicity stunt, though others questioned: (according to Politico) How did West go from being a public supporter of President Donald Trump to announcing a run against him?
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.” Earlier this year we have also seen that Kayne West has declared he will no longer write secular music, strictly all Gospel religious music.
The Grammy winner has already mentioned running for presidency, as last November he said “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk”. This would most definitely be a late registration as he is past the deadline for state filing to register as an independent candidate.
Discrete, a rapper, singer and producer raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, is gearing up for the biggest year of his musical career so far with the first sounds from his forthcoming album, ‘Let Me Remind You’ With a style which has fleshes of E-4, G-Eazy and Max Dre, Discrete is every bit the one-man-music-machine, having control over every element, from writing to producing. Already with seven mix tapes and two label released albums under his belt, and no signs of his prolific productivity waning, the thing which really makes Discrete stand out is that no two tracks sound the same – this is an artist who is constantly moving and continually evolving.
His latest single, Move Yo Body, is the kind of infectious summer anthem that is almost tailor-made to play with the windows of your car rolled down Lyrically Discrete has been compared to artists like Kanye West and Drake with real life story telling composed into a work of art. Written, recorded and mixed by Discrete himself, it showcases an ultra-confident artist at his most playful and slick.
His new CD entitled “Let Me Remind You” features the hit songs: Move Yo Body, Try This featuring Sage the Gemini and If I Went Broke, all of which are getting significant plays locally and online. Now ready to take on the world at large, Discrete, despite his name, is going to be hard to ignore in 2018.
Collaborative solo artist Pimlican blends R&B, dance and pop to form ‘Runaw’y’, his latest single released via his own label, Belgrave Road Records. Strong song writing prowess combines with infectious hooks and complex beats, and it is this that has got Pimlican featured on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.
The inspiration for Pimlican came from spending many nights in Pimlico, waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry.
There is also a unique ethos behind the group that sets them apart from the rest: the idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances and therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show and bring something new to the table.
After releasing the single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’ this January.
Following the success of previous track ‘Cheque Me’, featuring London MC Beluga Ice, ShoDem Records joined up with the talented Sky KraftHouse Beats and returned with a new, six track EP “Extraction” due for release 31st January from their latest signing, MSL.
This track ‘Keep Up’ is one of the six on the EP, ShoDem Records CEO, Sammy Sose has recently taken on board the management of MSL after witnessing his talent, and is keen to support and drive the vision of MSL‘S success.