Wednesday, November 06, 2019

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST LUKE LASHEA TALKS NEW EP "FADE TO BLUE" AND MORE!

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Luke LaShea delivers unique cross between singing and rapping with new EP “Fade to Blue”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Poised to explode on the scene from his West coast base, Luke LaShea stands tall in the elite class of rappers who can actually sing. Born in East Harlem and raised in Los Angeles, LaShea brings a unique flavor to sophisticated urban music fans. His sound is an earthy brand of Hip Hop with an R&B flavor that flirts with Pop and Emo Rap.

Creating a distinct musical style all his own, LaShea has the ability to move between rapping and singing, and combining the two for his own unique delivery. “I try to approach every instrumental like a chameleon,” said LaShea. “I sound different on every song, according to whatever the tempo is or what the vibe is.”



His new EP, “Fade to Blue” was recorded in Los Angeles. The melodic 5 track collection features a laid back, smooth vibe with LaShea’s singing and rapping infused together. Standout tracks include “Backstabber,” a song about moving on from a relationship after someone crossed the line, and “Never Too Far” which calls out to someone missed, conveying regret that things had not gone differently.

LaShea is a hot young artist on the move. He opened for Lupe Fiasco at the Macau Music Festival in Macau, China and has participated in artist showcases, rap contests, and open mics from L.A. to New York. Since publishing his first mixtape in 2011, LaShea has released several singles, mixtapes and the EP “Animosity.” Compared with his debut EP, “Fade to Blue” is a little more laid back, smooth and melodic.

Growing up playing the piano and listening to Motown and 60’s Rock n’ Roll, LaShea developed an affinity for catchy melodies and soulful instrumentals. Further influenced by artists such as James Brown and Nirvana, LaShea was particularly impacted by the versatility of OutKast and Method Man’s flow and delivery.

LaShea draws inspiration from other artists and from his own feelings and thoughts which he portrays in his lyrics. Many of his songs deal with embracing the struggle, coping with loss and delivering the message to embrace the pain that we all go through. “You can’t go through life without struggling no matter what you do, so you might as well just embrace it for what it is.”


To listen to LaShea’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/lukelashea

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1cjo1NuvfIXegy5sJslGvz

https://www.instagram.com/lukelashea/

https://twitter.com/lukelashea

https://www.facebook.com/lukelashea/

Monday, November 04, 2019

NISCHAL RAJ TALKS NEW SINGLE 'IS THIS THE WAY' AND FUTURE PROJECTS!

New single ‘Is This The Way’ gives listeners  a different perspective on life 

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SANTA CLARA, CA – Nischal Raj is a singer/songwriter currently based in Santa Clara, California whose first studio-produced single “Is This The Way” is gaining attention from people all along the West Coast. 

Nischal has been involved with music for more than a decade, being a lead guitarist for various bands in India before moving to the U.S. Since coming to America, he has been further pursuing his passion exploring more on songwriting along with being involved in other music collaborations. He always had the dream to create his own music and over these years has dedicated himself to working on composing original music in his home studio. When he started posting some of those songs online, the response he received from people spurred him on to keep creating.

 “I want my music to be known for changing someone’s attitude,” Nischal said. “Music can have a great impact and it has been my passion for a long time. I believe that if people stick to their passion, it can transform them and impact others too. Music has been a way of expression and a driving force in my life. I hope to create some good music and inspire others as well.”



His new single, “Is This The Way” is set to drop on Oct. 4 on all digital streaming platforms followed by a music video. Nischal describes it as a soft-rock genre song with a “positive, philosophical message that takes you on a journey and makes you take a hard look at the things about this life.” Billed as a “motivational” song, Nischal said he hopes it will inspire listeners to ask deeper questions on life rather than leading a mundane, superficial life without exploring the depths of their potential.

“People get caught up in their routines but this song asks them the question: ‘Is this the way you want to live?’” Nischal said. “Are you following your dreams? How do you want to feel about yourself and everything around you? Is there anything that you cannot overcome? There is always something wonderful happening each moment so live totally in the present. Realize your true potential and wholeness then nothing can stop you from leading a life of peace and abundance."

True to his unique sound and style, the single is very guitar-forward and features a mix of unique melodies and some hints of his Indian influence. More than anything however, it features Nischal’s penchant for writing inspiring lyrics that are positive, uplifting and takes the listeners on a quest. 

Nischal said this single is just the first of many to come over the next few months and promises that fans can look forward to more singles from him before the end of the year. 

To listen to Nischal Raj’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/nischal.raj/

https://www.facebook.com/nischal.raj.12

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCmGs4hLx_9G0UEqpbjXsiRw

“Is This The Way

https://open.spotify.com/track/2d9EfxIgCzYHYFvROdIKi0?si=Brc2oP-uSPSFLIzuOrYemg

https://music.apple.com/us/album/is-this-the-way-single/1481367420

Friday, November 01, 2019

QUES THE HOOD FAVORITE TALKS NEW 'NOTHING TO LOSE' SINGLE AND MORE!


Ques The Hood Favorite combines Hip Hop with R&B For One-Of-A-Kind Neo-Soul Vibe  





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WILMINGTON, DE – Step into a barbershop in Wilmington, Delaware and there’s a good chance you’ll run into one of today’s most intriguing new artist. His name is Ques The Hood Favorite. While he’s served Wilmington as a barber for the better part of 30 years, he is also steadily developing a unique sound and style that combines Hip Hop and R&B into a new vibe that is giving Neo-Soul an entirely different definition.

His latest single, “Nothing To Lose,” exemplifies how his years of artist expression perfected something truly original. The buzz behind this single is tremendous along the East Coast and is set to explode across the U.S. in the forthcoming weeks and months. It’s a song that serves as a brief description of how he came up from a young adult to the kind of man he is today, within different periods of his life. The melodic on-beat bass gives listeners a soulful, laid back vibe that is soothing to the ear and demands to hit repeat.

While growing up in the inner city on the east side of Wilmington as a young man, Ques experienced some of life’s harsh realities. He grew up in a family of musicians, and was introduced to accomplished artists at a young age. He had the opportunity to study under The Late Great Walter “Bunny” Sigler. After high school, he collectively created the Hip Hop group 2 of a Kind. After three years of collaborating with others and touring as part of the group, Ques decided to go solo and adopt the full stage name Ques The Hood Favorite. His continuation to make music has afforded him opportunities over the years to open for various artists such as Ruff Ryders, Roc-a-fella, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Tank, 112, and Big Daddy Kane to name a few. With his raspy voice and confidence growing, he continued experimenting with his unique sound and style creating something that would be signature.




Along with “Nothing To Lose,” Ques is also getting ready to drop his new album, “The Maturation.” It features collaborations with Producer/Engineer Waterboy, who he has worked with for many years. It’s a project that Ques said is based off of creating mature music for adults.

“My sound is more of a collaboration of R&B and Hip Hop with a Neo-Soul Vibe, all combined to create my own style. Over the years, I’ve rapped and also written for R&B Artists. Being raised on 70s and 80s music, I feel like the music has been moved to only one style on the radio and we’ve lost a lot of what used to be great. Today, Hip Hop is based around the younger generation, and it seems to lack substance. I want my label (Maturation Entertainment) to create a product full of material that everyday adults can appreciate because of the topics that it’s based upon. Now is the perfect time to put my sound out there.”
Ques also has completed a mixtape titled “PMS” (Positivity Maturity and Success) which is soon to be released.

To listen to Ques The Hood Favorite’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/user-869072640-794725328

https://twitter.com/QUESHOODFAVORIT

Thursday, October 24, 2019

THE VOICE SEASON 17's KIARA BROWN TALKS BLIND AUDITION AND BATTLE ROUNDS!

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Kiara Brown wowed the judges when she sang her rendition of Tom Petty's 'Free Falling" for her blind audition.  Country music icon Blake Shelton and pop icon Gwen Stefani turned their chairs and the rest of the story begins to unfold.

Kiara would pick Gwen Stefani to be her coach. Up next was the battle round. Kiara went up against Royce Lovett.  This was a close battle, one that I thought she had won, but Gwen picked Royce to be the winner.  When Carson reminded the coaches that Kiara was available to steal, Kelly Clarkson hit her button and almost at the same time, Gwen hit her save button.

After a few pitches from both Gwen and Kelly, Kiara picked Kelly to coach her going forward. 

Kiara joined the Podcast show to talk about it!   LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW!

Follow Kiara on her Twitter account   HERE

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

QUIET RIOT DRUMMER FRANKIE BANALI TALKS NEW RECORD "HOLLYWOOD COWBOYS" AND "IN THE BLOOD VIDEO DEBUT!"



I recently had an opportunity to speak with metal legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. He recently told the world that he's fighting stage 4 cancer. Lets keep him in all of our prayers and thoughts.

That said, Banali is feeling better so he's all in on the tour dates and is looking forward to playing the new music from "Hollywood Cowboys" the bands latest record. This record is set to drop on November 8th!

I listened to several of the tracks on this new record, and it's a terrific collection of kick ass rock!

Banali has been with the band since 1982, the only actual original member of Quiet Riot. We had him here on BradCooney.com back in January and are honored to have him back.  Have a listen to what Frankie had to say BELOW


Don't forget to check out Quiet Riot's NEW VIDEO - Debuting OCT 25th "IN THE BLOOD" You can check it out HERE

Follow Quiet Riot on Twitter  HERE



Friday, October 18, 2019

R&B Recording Artist 'Nil" Talks NEW EP and NEW Singles "Nights in London" And "Not In Lust" Q&A Podcast


New music from emerging entertainer Nil captivates Rap and R&B fans alike 

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Nil is an exciting and original artist who delivers moments and experiences to his audience. While admiring his rhyming and rapping, listeners will quickly discover that Nil is also a versatile R&B singer. Raised on R&B, Nil adds an essence of R&B music to all of his Rap tracks.

Nil has no interest in portraying violence in his rhymes. Instead, he’s bringing good times and having fun back to rap music. With support from Pride Rock Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale, Nil has released a trio of new music which stands out from the norm but is relevant. Recorded at Fine Line Recording Studio in Hialeah, FL, each track has a distinct style. 

The EP, called “Nil,” includes the tracks “Nights In London” (produced by Cold Cardier) which features a huge international sound, and “I Know” (produced by Accent Beats). The sentimental song, “Not In Lust” (produced by Thomas Krager) was written by Nil for his wife, Denise, who showed him how to love. “I’m not in lust with my wife, I’m in love with her,” Nil declared. He is a proud family man and is not ashamed to admit it.

Music has been a savior for Nil (aka Ronald Jermaine Dempsey). Born in Harlem, he was raised in a single parent home in Savannah, GA. Singing since he was five years old, Nil got into music at school. The choir class at Hubert Middle School in Savannah greatly influenced the young Nil. Once exposed to the fundamentals of voice control and harmony, he was hooked. In the high crime environment of Savannah at that time, Nil found a love for music which kept him out of serious trouble. 



He also won first place three times at the Apollo Theater with a group called 360. Using his heavy R&B background, Nil has built off those harmonies and modernized his sound for today’s listeners. More recently, Nil performed a dozen shows in and around the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas.

For Nil, music is also a door opener. He is confident and likes to create awareness about certain issues. He loves to give back to the community and is in the business of serving people. Kids who are growing up in single parent homes is an issue he is particularly passionate about, and he has plans to help out in Rochester and a few other communities.

Nil remains appreciative and humble, acknowledging the support from all involved with the whole “Nil” movement. Describing himself as “not Hollywood,” Nil wants people to always feel that he remains who he is. “I want people to feel like I’m just like one of them. No matter what I do in my life, no matter how big I get.” To hear the conviction in his speech and the sound of his music, there is no doubt that Nil will be massive in the world’s music scene.

To listen to Nil’s music or follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/therealnil/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yBnZ9N8psorczewBpPrm7

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/nil/1455840067

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZBNzMufiKWlarCl6Ra_tg

“Not in Lust”  - https://youtu.be/6ZoP2v1Imzc

"Nights In London" - https://youtu.be/df8RcyUFkME

Thursday, October 17, 2019

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RUSSIAN SINGING SENSATION DIANA ANKUDINOVA


It was only a few short months ago when I first discovered Diana Ankudinova. While surfing YouTube I came across one of her singing performances and was immediately drawn to her. Diana's voice took me on a magical journey, a voice that I've never heard anything like in all of my years.

I've been conducting Podcast's with NBC's "The Voice" singers for 9 seasons now. I've seen and heard a lot of sensational singers. That said, when it comes to Diana, she takes sensational to all new heights. If you've not yet heard her sing, I implore you to do so.  


Diana has amassed a very big following over in Russia, dazzling crowds, winning music competitions, and selling out shows. Now it is time for America to be introduced to her. I sincerely believe that it's just a matter of time before the American music world will learn about who this young lady is, and her voice will dazzle them like it has dazzled mine.  That introduction starts now.

Ladies and gentleman, I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Diana and asked her a few questions about her history all the way to current every day life. I am very grateful for this opportunity.  

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH DIANA BELOW



I want to thank those who assisted in making this interview happen.  Special thanks to

Michael Terehin - video editor.

Eduard Dunfeld - translator.


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Instagram - HERE

Facebook - HERE

Also visit Diana HERE

Facebook fan page - HERE

Diana's YouTube Channel - HERE

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ZACH BRIDGES "THE VOICE SEASON 17" STAR TALKS BLIND AUDITION, BLAKE SHELTON, AND MORE!

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Pearl, Mississippi's very own Zach Bridges joined me on the show and talked about his amazing blind audition on NBC's 'The Voice" TV show.   Zach wowed the judges and ended up selecting country music icon Blake Shelton to be his coach.  Check out what Zach had to say BELOW

Follow Zach on Twitter HERE 

Follow Zach on his FB fan page  HERE

Zach is an amazingly talented country singer with big potential to go far in music. Having someone like Blake Shelton to mentor him is priceless.  Look out for some big things from this young man. 

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST 'REME' TALKS NEW PROJECT 'DREMELAND'



REME serves up a fresh new sound from the Southwest with “Dremeland” 

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HOUSTON, TX - Houston born and raised, Remus Young (known by his stage name REME) is raising his hometown’s profile with his own unique style and flavor. This versatile 21 year old Hip Hop and R&B artist has a sound unlike any other, and is poised to showcase his talent far beyond the Southwest.

Blessed with innate rhythm and beat, REME’s songwriting creatively builds from the base to the soul. Writing his own beats, lyrics and melodies, REME starts with creating a nice baseline beat and builds on that foundation. “I imagine the beat before I even write anything down. It may be a little bop. It may be a snap of the fingers. It may be something I put down,” REME said. “However it comes, it’s a sound that sticks with you.”

Over the past two years, he has been laying down tracks with the help of his producer and engineer, E Blaze. REME’s recent project titled “Dremeland” is a 9 track collection released under the name “REME the DREME.” One particular favorite song, “Playhouse,” has intense, sentimental lyrics paired with a theatrical beat. Across the entire collection, REME’s smooth flow weaves through his carefully crafted beats and haunting melodies.



Music has been a part of REME’s life since he was growing up. While his parents were divorcing, REME turned to music to escape the family drama. Later raised in a single parent home, REME was a bit of a loner who continued to sharpen his music and lyrical skills. Influenced by Tupac, Biggie and Snoop Dogg, REME’s music reflects life’s hardships, how he sees people and the world, and the challenges that others around him are going through.

Making his own music since fifth grade, REME seriously delved into music at the start of High School. Although Houston can be tough for an upcoming artist, REME has been encouraged to push forward by his faith and the support of his family, his friends and his fan base over the years.

REME feels the music scene in Houston is underrated, and he is helping to boost his home city to gain more attention for the local talent. “A whole lot of people are stuck on the perception that Houston is what it is. That’s not what it is,” he said. “It’s something way more. I don’t know if people can see that, but I’m gonna make people see that.”

With God being at the core of everything for REME, he believes that people should look after each other. “If someone can’t do it, try to help them or show them that there’s a way to do it. Try not to be self-centered and be open-minded towards yourself, your experience and other people.”

All of REME’s music is available on SoundCloud now, and he’s looking to drop a couple of singles, some music videos and an album in the very near future.

To listen to REME’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/remethedreme

https://www.instagram.com/reme_muzic/

https://twitter.com/REME_MUZIC

https://www.facebook.com/Pronounced-REEM-The-Artist-REME-100980714627282/

“Playhouse” from the Dremeland Project
https://soundcloud.com/remethedreme/playhouse-prod-by-josh-petruccio

Monday, October 07, 2019

LA artist Shiro melds genres to create Gospel Optional Urban Praise Music with her new hit single ‘Let’s Get It’ - Q&A Podcast


LA artist Shiro melds genres to create Gospel Optional Urban Praise Music with her new hit single ‘Let’s Get It’ 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – An artist that is known from her work over the years with legends such as Brandy, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Dj Quik, Mc Lyte, and Tupac is stepping out from the background and bringing her talents to the forefront with her new hit single “Let’s Get It”. 

The artist- Shiro, and her unique brand of music – called “Go Up Music” – is turning heads all throughout the music industry because of its one-of-a-kind sound and intriguing fusion of genres. One part Gospel, one part Urban, and one part of various other genres – from Latin to House and everything in between – Go Up Music is the new wave of Gospel Praise music that ultimately will redefine how people consider listening to religious music.  

Shiro said, “The concept of Go Up Music hit us when we were working on new music to be released. We knew we had found a different type of flavor based on the tracks we were writing over – rap and trap and stuff like that. Some people say hard-core beats are beats that most 
Gospel singers don’t want to sing over because they think in using those beats it’s not Gospel. However, when people hear Go Up Music, they can decide how they feel about it, but we know that we’re praising God in the midst of the message and we’re doing it in a way that has never been done before. It’s totally different from the Gospel music most people are accustomed to. It’s off the Richter scale. You wouldn’t even realize it’s Gospel until you really start to listen to the lyrics. Our hope is to capture people by the music and at the same time have a positive message.” 

With “Let’s Get It,” Shiro not only showcases her amazing vocals but also takes listeners on a controversial journey but she isn’t shying away from the conversation that she said needs to be had. “There is temptation everywhere, especially when you’re focused on getting to Heaven,” she said. “This song is based on encouraging people to take an avenue that most others wouldn’t. We’re speaking to people of the world who are seeking someone who can love them unconditionally. We want to show them that what they’re seeking can be found through a better life in Christ Jesus.” 

“I want my music to be known for changing lives, being authentic, and original,” Shiro said, “It’s not preachy…it’s reality. I can talk from a pure place about some real-life experiences because I’ve been through them. Like at one point in my life, I felt broken and someone that was close to me convinced me to strip. I did it once and knew immediately that it was not the right path for me. But I want people to know that I’m just like them. I’m no better than you, but I have discovered a better way  -- a way where there is someone who will accept you for who you are, give you strength when you are weak, and lets you know that you are not a mistake”. 

The music video for “Let’s Get It” is dropping in early October across all streaming platforms 

To listen to Shiro’s hit single “Let’s Get It” and follow her on social media, please visit: 





“Let’s Get It” 




Wednesday, October 02, 2019

WILL BREMAN FROM "THE VOICE" SEASON 17 TALKS BLIND AUDITION AND JOHN LEGEND


Will Breman wowed the judges with his amazing blind audition on this season of NBC's "The Voice". The Santa Barbara, California native impressed John Legend so much that he ended up singing a duet with him.  The crowd went crazy! Will would go on to pick Legend to be his coach. 

Have a listen BELOW to what Will had to say about this amazing experience.

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HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST LUKE LASHEA TALKS NEW EP "FADE TO BLUE" AND MORE!

Luke LaShea delivers unique cross between singing and rapping with new EP  “Fade to Blue” LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW LOS ANGELE...