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Sangstaa Interview 

 

Sangsta talks how he started making music, relationships in the music industry. The difference in scenery from raleigh to LA, maintaining industry contacts and staying consistent.

To Be Frank 

Written By Monte Hieke

 

 

New Music from the Carolina’s EMILIO ZAPATA drops a new Track “Frank”. The Artist born in Long Island, New York but based in North Carolina delivers a track that is fun and bound to get you moving. The song is the first solo release of the artist this year and what a start. The song “Frank”, without giving too much away, partly describes the ends and outs of being young and focused while enjoying what life has to offer. Containing lyrics as “cause these days, in my spare time, I probably rather be on my own” and  “losing track of my day so we poppin champagne”, “cause in this life there’s no freebies” 

The track puts him in a lane of his own, not being able to put the track in one Genre or put it inside some kind of box. 

The track has an energetic beat with his cool yet powerful vocals. The track is short and sweet but very well executed. When asked if this track was leading to a project he answered “I can’t give too much away as far as what’s coming”. EMILIO being apart of the collective The Lo$t Generation gives us slight insight on what’s in the works saying “we’re ducked off right now working on the best sh** to give our supporters” saying this in addition to confirming more music this year. Last year as the Lo$t Generation they released “The Lo$t Tape 1.5” which may be a sign that we may receive a possible follow up this year.

New Music from the Carolina’s EMILIO ZAPATA drops a new Track “Frank”. The Artist born in Long Island, New York but based in North Carolina delivers a track that is fun and bound to get you moving. The song is the first solo release of the artist this year and what a start. The song “Frank”, without giving too much away, partly describes the ends and outs of being young and focused while enjoying what life has to offer. Containing lyrics as “cause these days, in my spare time, I probably rather be on my own” and  “losing track of my day so we poppin champagne”, “cause in this life there’s no freebies” 

The track puts him in a lane of his own, not being able to put the track in one Genre or put it inside some kind of box. 

The track has an energetic beat with his cool yet powerful vocals. The track is short and sweet but very well executed. When asked if this track was leading to a project he answered “I can’t give too much away as far as what’s coming”. EMILIO being apart of the collective The Lo$t Generation gives us slight insight on what’s in the works saying “we’re ducked off right now working on the best sh** to give our supporters” saying this in addition to confirming more music this year. Last year as the Lo$t Generation they released “The Lo$t Tape 1.5” which may be a sign that we may receive a possible follow up this year.

 

“The best music we’ve made ever made with the biggest new wave they’ve ever seen” -EMILIO describing what’s in store for him and The Lo$t Generation 

Also adding that Frank is only a “seed of what’s to come”. The song is definitely one  for a listen if you’re looking for something new to vibe to. The artist who has been making music since high school, which was about 4 years ago, shows no signs of slowing down. The artist has a sound that puts you in a trance and keeps you there, beware of EMILIO ZAPATA because once you play his music...you’ve entered a vibe. Listen to “Frank” available on all streaming platforms now.

*instagram: @emiliozapata_

The Chick Behind The Mic 

Written By Ashley Pierce

 

 

We’ve all see an increase in female positivity all over the world. In all 
industries women are screaming, “The future is female”. The music industry is no 
different. Female artists are proving themselves to be bold and demanding respect 
from everyone around them. Proving that a woman can love her body, have sex 
appeal and handle her business all on her own. 
Megan Thee Stallion, an upcoming rapper from Houston, TX is no stranger to 
this with lyrics like “Come in the room and I'm giving commands. I am the captain 
and he the lieutenant” in her song Big Ole Freak. Megan is following in her mother’s 
footsteps as a female rapper. Unfortunately, her mother Holly Thomas, Holly-Wood 
being her rap name has recently passed away. Megan has made it known that her 
performances will not stop because “Holly would not want me to stop” she tweets 
out to her fans. She released an EP in June 2018 called Tina Snow where you can 
find a few of her most popular songs like Big Ole Freak, Freak Nasty and Make A Bag 
feat. Moneybagg Yo. I suspect this is only the beginning for Megan Thee Stallion. 
Some women in the music industry are on the rise due to the benefits of 
social media. We all know that we are in a day and time where social media can give 
anyone a platform to display something they are passionate about and develop 
supporters and a following. 
Artist like Doja Cat have taken full advantage of the power of social media by 
making what she calls “meme music” with her song “Moo”. Doja explains that she 
created this song as a joke with her fans on Instagram live. She says she wanted to 
make something that allowed everyone to have a sort of break. “The music industry 
is very uptight right now and people need humor,” she explains. Doja cat is from Los 
Angeles California and has been making music for a couple years now. Back in 2014 
Doja released an EP called Purrr! with her noted song “So High”. It seems that it 
wasn’t until recently that others have realized Doja Cat actually has a nice voice and 
plenty of other great songs like, Go To Town and Tia Tamera feat Rico Nasty. 
I think it is safe to say that women will continue to speak out on all platforms 
loudly and freely no matter big or small. It is quite invigorating for others to see 
women of all shapes and sizes, being sexy and positive especially in a predominately 
male industry. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat have all of their music 
streaming on all platforms for downloading.

By Ashley Pierce

 

C. SHREVE THE PROFESSOR- "ALL THAT MATTERS" 

C.Shreve the Professor based in Boone, North Carolina is back with a new single titled All That I Feel with some wavy visuals captured by Andrew Anderson Films. Shreve is in full command showcasing his unique style as he takes us through the struggles and loneliness of the long road and fortitude required to make it as an artist. Along with production from long time collaborators Pat Junior and Andrew Anderson Films, he has created something magical. 

"Overlooked, underpaid, all I been makin is that lemonade 

Set up the stand, set up the merch, set up the thirst, we finna get paid 

Check out this verse, this ain’t a phase, I’m on a search, this ain’t a maze 

I been just thinkin above and just movin with love and I’m feelin the waves

All That I Feel is now available on all streaming platforms!

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PRETTYFACEBOSS- "YOU MAD" 

 

She's a DJ, an artist, a Fashion Nova model, and a mother. All the way from California to North Carolina PrettyFaceBoss  comes on the scene with a fierce stylistic track called You Mad. The artist describes how the song was a message to her ex basically to show that she is unphased by his behavior. Her style makes for an eye catching visual with an attitude to match. Find more about the artist on Instagram.

GYPSY JONES- "PRETTY" 

Atlanta artist Gypsy Jones releases a powerful and unique visual by Kupov Films. Her song 'Pretty' off her latest project The Impossible Gospel of Gypsy Jones creates an environment like that of a coffee shop in New York or a stroll down an empty street. It's hard to compare this artist to anyone as her vulnerability makes her a special face to the scene. As far as genre, her music can be placed somewhere between Neo Soul and Alternative R&B. However, we'll leave it up to the listeners to judge. The visual itself invokes a powerful message about womanhood and standing your ground without the "egotistical" side we see in many female artists such as Nicki Minaj, for example. We thought the song was so great we featured it on our 'Dope Discovery' playlist! Leave a comment and let us know what you think! 

 

 

 

 

 

CASTRO MONTEGA & BRODY J- "NEVER TRUST THE DEVIL" 

North Carolina native musicians @montegacastro and @lostbrody hit the scene with a complex artistic visual directed by Time Travel Media on YouTube. This dynamic duo share with us an emotionally captivating visual and single about heartbreak and how we should "never trust the devil". The song lives up to it's name as the artist's describe what it feels like to be used by a woman. It gives off a similar vibe to that of break through artists such as Paris or Juice Wrld. We are excited for what's to come next from Montega Castro and Lost Brody. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!