Artists You Should Be Listening To: Ravyn Lenea

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Kinfolks! Y’all know I am always looking for new and interesting artist to listen too as I love music. I was checking out cassiuslife.com and stumbled upon an article centered around new and upcoming artists, so you know I had to click. After clicking on several of the YouTube videos featured in the article. I discovered Ravyn Lenae, so quite naturally I scurried over to my trusty Apple Music app to listen to more of her music. Continue reading

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Wait…Wait…Whut!?!:Artist To Watch: Sabrina Claudio


So….Kinfolk here I was minding my damn business and browsing the new music section on Apple Music as I normally do, and I stumbled upon a gem in the form of  a song by Sabrina Claudio titled “Confidently Lost”. The song instantly grabbed me, specifically the lyrics

I’m alone but I’m not lonely

Comfortably indulging

And trying to get to know me

I’m just an outline of what I used to be

Constantly evolving

Steadily revolving

That’s some real sh*t right there! Sabrina’s voice is haunting and pretty at the same time. This song has been on repeat all day! I can’t stop listening to it! I sent it to all my music loving friends. 

Apple Music only had that one song by her, so I had to scurry on over to Google and see if I could find more music by her. Y’all know Google never fails me! I found her SoundCloud page!

You’re welcome in advance! 

Claudio rose to fame with the help of her YouTube channel and SoundCloud page. She posted her first cover of Beyoncé’s Halo in February 2012. Not sure how I missed her, but I have found her, and she is on my list of artists to watch. She hails from Miami, FL. Her voice precedes her 20 years of age. If she is giving this much feeling and emotion at this age, just wait until she really goes through something in life, if she hasn’t already! 

Sabrina Claudio is destined for success if she continues with this caliber of music!

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Independent Artist Spotlight: L. Young

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So…I am scrolling my timeline on Facebook and I see one of those videos where a singer picks a popular song and sings all the parts of the song and stacks them on top of each other to create a video. Now I have watched a few of these videos, but this one by an artist by the name of L. Young caught my ear. Now if you follow this blog, then you already know that I am a lover of good music and good singing. So after listening to the first video I was lead to the L. Young’s Youtube Page where I discovered more videos and more information about this talented singer.

L.Young has established himself as an artist, writer, and performer. He has been credited for writing, music, and production for several artists, as well as platinum selling soundtracks. “My music is the bridge to all my dreams, and the starting point for my main purpose on this planet. Through music I’m learning who I actually am as a person,” says L. Young. Writing credits include the top 5 single and title track off Jessy J’s #1 Billboard debut Album “Hot Sauce.” Keke Wyatt’s projects, “Who Knew” and “Unbelievable.” L.Young also worked on the production of B2k’s “Babygirl” off of “The Barbershop Soundtrack.”

If you love good singing and good music like I do, then take a minute and give him a listen. Check out some of his video below:

Visit His Website HERE

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New Music: Excuse Me & Worth Every Scar-Andre Henry[NEW ARTIST]

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If you have been following this blog then You Already Know! *Big Freedia voice* that I love all types of music, but what would music be without new artists? Boring. That is why periodically I feature new artist because it always refreshing to hear something different than what is playing the radio. Andre Henry describes himself as an indie-soul singer-songwriter specializing in sensitive, intelligent, alternative R&B music. He hails from Atlanta, GA

He recently released an EP titled Roses While We’re Young, which features 5 tracks, two of which I absolutely adore. Excuse Me & Worth Every Scar are my favorites off the EP. If you enjoy good music and want to hear something that is different from what radio is feeding you check out the song below.

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New Music(New Artist): Say Something(Cover)-Ballad

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We have featured up and coming R&B singer Ballad before, this time he is back with a cover of Say Something, which was originally performed by A Great Big World Featuring Christina Aguilera. Ballad does a good job with this, we like his interpretation of an already great song.

Ballad recently announced that he will be releasing a new single April 14. We are looking forward to hearing more from him in the near future. Hopefully a mixtape, EP, or album materializes soon! Until then check out Ballad’s cover of Say Something.

Check out the original below:

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Banks Covers Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody

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Now normally I am NOT HERE for anyone covering the late great Aaliyah’s songs, but  LA Native,Banks, has completely changed my mind with her acoustic version of Aaliyah’s smash 1998 song, Are You That Somebody, from the Dr. Dolittle Soundtrack. I thoroughly enjoyed this acoustic version of this song, and this song alone has sparked my interest in Banks.

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New Music(New Artist)-Love You Down-Ballad

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If you have been following this blog, then you already know I love good music! So it is only fair that I periodically feature new artists that are making great music. What good is an entertainment blog that only focuses on what’s hot at the moment. New talent is always needed to keep these established artists on their toes and also to breath new life into the music. I think Ballad is doing just that with his debut single, Love You Down. Love You Down is mellow R&B song, that samples Ready For The World’s classic 80’s hit, Let Me Love You Down.

Here is a little bit about Ballad,

A Ballad is unforgettable.  Ballad creates his art to etch the minds of all music lovers.  His style swoons through his music which defines his name. Ballad’s passion and soul comes out in original R&B lyrics written himself. His messages of love and life are developed in a sound and style that has been influenced by the great Michael Jackson, Usher, and Prince, with a song writing ability inspired by Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo. Ballad’s focus is longevity. He plans to accomplish this by delivering relatable songs filled with emotion as if he was sitting in the room singing his heart filled love stories directly to you. He strives to remind you that there is still a repeat button on your iPod.

Overcoming shyness and a huge culture shock from moving to the US from Luanda, Ballad has managed to adapt to the culture through modeling Michael Jackson and listening to the radio. He learned a singing style full of emotion from Marvin Gaye. Ballad took advantage of not having many friends growing up and used all his free time to write poems. Young Ballad would also turn the radio on,  grab his imaginary microphone and put on a show for all his “fans”. Some of his best performances were in front of the bathroom mirror. He finally found his voice and confidence and has been grinding away writing and recording music. Ballad stays busy writing original content, and traveling to collaborate with other artist as serious about their work as he is.

Ballad takes on the challenge to bring timeless music into the picture, unlike songs these days that tend to fade away. He strives for his music to be enjoyed by generations to come. Ballads are poetic love songs that accomplish longevity because they relate to the world. Ballad makes music that will last forever just like the greats that have done it before him.~ I AM PR AGENCY

I think Ballad is definitely an artist to watch, and I am interested to see what else he has to offer musically!

Check Him Out At: https://www.facebook.com/MrLoveBallad/info

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