Saturday, February 16, 2019
I'm really thankful and excited to be working with my 2nd network television show. This will be my first season working with NBC's 'World of Dance' conducting Podcast's with the show's dancers. I'll also be working my 8th season with NBC's 'The Voice' this February as well.
Big thanks to the NBC PR team for having faith in me.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Bay Area badass K-Rob the Singer drops hot new single ‘Six Figures’
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RICHMOND, CA – Kevin Roberts – known professionally as K-Rob the Singer – is a versatile entertainer that you need to have your eye on. Operating out of the Bay Area of California, this R&B singer/songwriter is also an actor, film producer, director and owner of his own music publishing company, FloStyle Music Publishing. He and his brother, FloRocker, also own the record production company FloStyle Entertainment, through which they’re releasing his newest single, “Six Figures.”
After years producing music on his own and seeing success along the West Coast and throughout his region, K-Rob said he’s ready to take his career to the next level. “Six Figures” is the song that he said is sure to put him on the map.
“It’s about living a high-end lifestyle and everything that comes with that,” he said. “It’s about having the ability to make six-figure purchases. Besides money, it is also about what it means to have and give respect, and also being real and true to the street. It has a heavy bass-line and a good beat with good lyrics to go with it. People are already really loving it.”
K-Rob said “Six Figures” is a great example of the kinds of music he can make, but he’s also eager for fans to get a taste of his wide variety of sounds. He takes pride in the fact that he can be a diverse artist and can come at people from all angles – whether it’s club music, or street music, or even “baby-making music.”
“I like club music and love songs and everything in between,” he said. “I want to be known for being versatile, and for people to respect that. And I want to be known for telling the story of the streets – the things I’ve seen or that people I know have gone through. I’m preaching to the streets and letting people know what goes on in my hood.”
As a naturally gifted singer, K-Rob grew up singing in church choir and performing for friends and family whenever they asked. As he puts it, he always felt like he was “waiting my turn” to catch that big break and show off his God-given talent to the world. Over the past few years he’s released multiple mixtapes around his area, and the success he’s seen has made him convinced that now is the time to take his music to the global stage.
“I’ve waited for my turn and I knew I needed to grow up a little bit before I decided to put something big out,” he said. “I’ve been doing it, and I feel like it’s time to expand it out and get out there more and go worldwide with it. I’ve broken (sales) records in local retail stores, and I’ve been on major lists for R&B singles for independent artists. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to see what I’ve got.”
In addition to his recent release of “Six Figures,” K-Rob said he’s also in the middle of production on a film with his brother. The two also make and direct music videos – including the video for “Six Figures,” which already has tens of thousands of plays on his YouTube channel.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
I'm really excited to announce that I'll be doing Podcast's with this season's 'WORLD OF DANCE' contestants. This will be my first season working with NBC's "World Of Dance" and it'll be my 8th season working with NBC's "The Voice"
I want to thank The Voice and World of Dance publicist team for this opportunity. Make sure to tune in for the WOD premiere season 3, February 26th on NBC, and February 25th for Season 16 of "The Voice" with NEW coach John Legend!
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Aggressive new style to hip-hop and R&B fusion
LOS ANGELES, CA – A lot of people who meet Hillary Morake would probably call her sweet, friendly and fashionable. All of those things are true. But when the South African artist dons her stage persona, Mo Racks, something unpredictable and raw starts to take over – something that brings a passion and aggressiveness to the music scene.
Her most recent single, “Smoke,” is the perfect example of this unique style of music. Combining the flavors of R&B and hip-hop with the House music that’s more native to her home country of South Africa, “Smoke” explores the relationship drama that can come from and up-and-down romance. It’s a song that showcases her ability to both sing and rap, while also bringing a powerful beat that demands listeners to move. Though it’s only been out for a short time, it has already garnered some major attention from fans all over the U.S.
“I started my career about four years ago in South Africa making House music,” Mo Racks said. “I’m a singer, and I have always listened to R&B music. I’ve also always felt shy and it wasn’t until I discovered rap music that I found this outlet to express what was in my heart and my
head. I write all my songs. I feel like people receive my message better in a rap than just singing. I’m still doing both things in my music, and this song is kind of a perfect blend of everything that I do.”
The single will be one of six on an upcoming EP that she said is set to drop in mid-February. All of the songs on that EP will deal with the experiences of her life and the journeys she has taken to get to where she is today in her career.
“This EP will really be about getting to know me and how I am as a musician,” she said. “I don’t say much or speak much on a daily basis, but through my music you can get to know me. Everything in this EP is true and has happened to me or I’ve seen it – and I put it all into song. Coming from a family of entertainers – my mom was a model and my grandma was a dancer – I always knew what it looked like to entertain other people. But now I’m taking it to another level, and this EP is my first steps toward taking it further and trying to go international.”
Mo Racks worked with engineer Alexey Vonorov on the EP and said she credits a lot of his work for the unique sound that comes through on the project. She also said the EP is just the first of many new projects to come this year, and she’s eager for fans to check out some of the new music she’s been working on.
To listen to Mo Rack’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit:
Monday, February 11, 2019
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GodKing Lotto shows off ‘Extra Fly’ music with hot new single
LOS ANGELES, CA – Lebaron Alexander isn’t just Fly … he’s Extra Fly. He’s not just a king, he’s a GodKing. And his music isn’t just good, it’s spectacular.
The up-and-coming artist out of Los Angeles is turning heads so fast with his music that it’s almost causing whiplash. And his new single, “Extra Fly,” is quickly becoming the talk of West Coast clubs and radio stations. Put together in collaboration with Jefe Rey, it’s an upbeat club banger that celebrates the “extra” side of life.
“I’m extra fly, and in this song I’m kind of just saying I’m extra fly doing my thing in every way,” GodKing Lotto said. “I talk about my diamonds in the song. I talk about my Cartier being ordered from New York. I talk about how I’m so fly that people may try to rob me or hate on me or imitate me, but that’s just the highest form of flattery. Then Jefe comes in and just elaborates on that idea a little more. We not just fly, we extra fly.”
Though GodKing has somewhat of a rocky past, he has also risen from the bottom and put in the hard work to make himself successful in multiple endeavors. In addition to being a musician, he’s also a successful businessman and owns his own convenience store in Compton. That store served as the location for his music video for “3 Kings,” featuring Yella Bezzy. This video is set to drop in mid-February.
GodKing started doing music around age 12 or 13. It started as a joke, of sorts, when he and a friend decided to create a rap for one of their science projects. The song they did didn’t blow up throughout the school but their teacher loved it and had them perform for a different class to show them off to her co-worker/friend and her class. He was hooked on music from that moment forward.
“After that I tried to everything with music,” he said. “I was always clever with patterns, and I liked the idea of words being put down like patterns. That was fun to me. And I’ve just grown more and more from there. Today I want to be known for having bars and as someone who is lyrical. A lot of these new rappers coming out lack a fundamental element that I think every essential rapper needs, which are skill and a lyrical content. I think the ability to be a lyrical artist with content with huge, and when people hear my music they’ll know I’m a real person with that good lyrical content.”
To listen to GodKing Lotto’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:
Monday, February 04, 2019
King Varciti drops hot new trap single with ‘Pack’
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ORLANDO, FL – You never know where inspiration is going to strike. For Orlando-based hip-hop artist King Varciti, inspiration for his most recent single “Pack” struck while in the car on a long drive.
“I was putting notes on my phone and the hook just came into my head,” he said. “I wrote the whole song before I even found the beat. And then one day I was in my emails and a producer sent me a whole list of beats – like 20 beats – and I started listening and found the perfect beat to go with what I’d written. It’s a real trap song that basically tells the story of how I moved from Orlando – running from the police and having to face the news – on my way to Atlanta. The music video for it has a fun storyline to it.”
The song is a good display of his talent as a musician and of his unique sound as a trap artist. His music label – AMG Hoodstars, of which he is the CEO – not only creates trap music and works with a handful of other artists, but also produces and edits music videos for others. AMG has a studio in Orlando and one in West Virginia. King Varciti said there are even four or five producers on the team, though the producer he used for “Pack” is a producer not affiliated with AMG named Jay Armotto.
All of the music he and the label creates is upbeat and positive. He said the intention behind the music is to get people energized and having fun – forgetting their worries for a little bit and just letting loose and enjoying life.
“I want them to feel the feeling of being turnt up when they listen to my music,” he said. “I want the youngins to listen to somebody who’s been through it. A lot of rappers talk shit but haven’t been through nothing. I think it’s better to listen to somebody who’s been through it. And in my own way I’m telling people to just go out there and get it, however you can get it. But be safe and know that there are consequences to everything you do.”
Some of that mantra he said he learned from a young age. He grew up with a family that had close ties to the hip-hop industry. His uncle worked under the stage name Shambu and worked with a number of bigger names in the industry. And a close family friend whose stage name was The 45 King worked with Eminem and Jay-Z. King Varciti said he learned much watching those artists – as well as EPMD and LL Cool J – and hopes to be able to emulate their success in his own life and entrepreneurial endeavors.
“I’m very versatile,” he said. “The old-heads will like my music as well as the youngins. I have that boom/bap style along with the trap. I do a little harmonizing, also – so I’m touching everything. I don’t sound like anybody else. I just sound like me. I’m different and I’m not trying to sound like anybody else. In fact, before anyone was rapping on dubstep beats I was doing it. I was the first one rapping on dubstep. That just shows you how creative I am and should show you that I have a sound that’s going to touch everybody. Put that together with real lyrics and no gimmicks and you can see why I’m the king.”
King Varciti also performs with a hip-hop group called the Hoodstars, which also includes Pope and Giulio4. To find out more about King Varciti or Hoodstars, fans can visit his website at hoodstarhiphop.net/kingvarciti
Check out his music on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/king-varciti
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/king-varciti/id434646907
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kingvarciti/
Friday, February 01, 2019
Young Brooklyn rapper set to light up in the music industry with new sound and style
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BROOKLYN, NY – Lefty Frizzel Sanders Jr. – better known as Smoove’L Rapper – is a hot up-andcoming young artist whose diverse music is making a splash across the country. If you haven’t heard of him yet, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, this young man grew up in the notorious 44 Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Like many from that neighborhood, he grew up looking for a way out. For much of his young life, that way out was basketball. He excelled at the sport. But by high school he got into trouble and suspensions and expulsions piled up, making it impossible for him to play for any varsity team. Desperate for something else, he started exploring his skills as a rapper.
Smoove’L said, “My mom did everything she could do to provide for us. So I’m forever in her debt. On top of that, I’m extremely inspired by the things I didn’t have.”
The inspiration for hip-hop came from his friend, Bryce who introduced him to names like Chief Keef, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Bobby Brown. Pretty soon Smoove discovered he had a natural talent for lyricism, and a pretty good voice. He joined a group called CLN, and they dropped a song called “Call My Phone” after graduating from 8th grade. That song went on to gain nearly 300,000 plays on Soundcloud. It was enough to get him hooked, and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s released multiple singles and a couple of mixtapes over the past couple of years, and has been steadily gaining a fan-base. Most recently he released the singles
“Victoria Secret” – which tells the story of his journey so far – and “Fantasy” – which is about the neighborhood he grew up in and the people who are always faking it and living in a “fantasy world.” Both singles showcase his adept ability to weave lyrics, and both showcase his unique vocal talents in incredible ways. And more than anything, his body of work to date shows off a musician who is comfortable in any genre of music.
“I’m more of a storyteller than anything else, but you can put me on trap beats or soul beats or I can do pop or I can do hype beats,” he said. “I sing and I’m lyrical and I can rap. When you put that lyrical and that storytelling together it makes it great. I also don’t do the things to get attention that a lot of other artists out there do. I don’t have tattoos. I don’t do no drugs. I don’t have a jail record. I don’t need tattoos or to ride hell to get attention. If you know you have talent, just go with it. And that’s what I want my music to be known for. I’m a guy who is telling the truth. I’m real. I’m lyrical. I’m versatile. And with my music you will always get a positive vibe.”
Ultimately, Smoove’L said he hopes people will listen to his music and know that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. He said he hopes his life is an example of someone who life said wouldn’t make it, but with hard work and talent he was able to carve a niche in the music industry and make a name for himself.
To listen to Smoove’L Rapper’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the links below
Facebook: Lefty Sanders (Smoove L)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Sire Castro drops hot new track ‘My Vest’ just in time for New Year
BRONX, NY – If you were to Google the name Sire Castro, you’d likely find stories about a very controversial battle rap with another up-and-coming rapper about a decade ago that took place in New York City in front of Sean Diddy Combs and the Bad Boy staff. There’s footage all over the Internet of that battle, and Castro became an overnight name because of that one event. But he isn’t an artist who can be encapsulated in just one moment. In fact, he’s a successful musician who has been producing hit after hit for more than just the past 10 years. Like his namesake, Fidel Castro, he’s taking the music scene by storm and impacting an entire country.
Today, Sire Castro is launching a new single called “My Vest.” It’s a remake of the 1989 single “Too Hype” by the group In Touch – a song that was huge back in its day. Castro said he’s tapping into that success and using it to turn the song into a street version of the popular track.
“It’s a throw-back to a song that was hype back in the days, but I’m re-inventing it all over again,” he said. “My versatility and delivery set me apart from anyone else out there. The tone of my voice, also. I want to be known for having a distinctive sound. Half these rappers today sound the same, but my style is different and I don’t want to sound the same as anyone else. That’s why I took the name Sire Castro – Sire means ‘You’re majesty,’ and Castro was the old king of Cuba who nobody messed with. Nobody dared to test him, and he impacted an entire country. That’s what my music is about.”
Castro said he first started being interested in rap when he was only 5 or 6 years old. His father was a DJ and loved music, and Castro grew up with that environment and influence. At age 8 he saw the classic hip-hop film “Krush Groove,” and a flame was sparked. Not long after he dominated at a fifth grade talent show with an original rap, and from that moment forward he never looked back. He credits legends such as Notorious BIG and Jay-Z for influencing much of his career, and he prides himself in paying homage to the styles of the old-school rappers and bridging the gap from those legends to the modern-day sounds that are popular across the country.
Over the course of his career he has dropped hits such as “Gem Em Cash,” “A Week Ago,” and “18 Wheeler.” He has also collaborated with some big name sin the game, including: Jadakiss, Styles P, Queen Patra, AZ, French Montana, Cory Gunz, and RIP Stack Bundles. He has performed on the notorious SOB’s stage in New York, and has toured in other states such as California, Miami, North Carolina, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
This South Bronx lyrical assassin said he plans to continue his streak of hits with “My Vest,” and aims to use the success of that single as momentum going into the album he’s currently working on and which will release mid-year 2019.
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST "MEXICO BABY" TALKS NEW SINGLE - DIDDY
Mexico Baby launches new club-banger ‘Diddy’
ALBANY, GA – When Robert McCluster was a young boy growing up on the streets of Ashburn, Georgia, he used to listen to a lot of hip-hop legend Young Scooter. His catchphrase was “Little Mexico,” and as a young boy who’s skin tone often had him mistaken as being from Latino decent, McCluster always would chuckle whenever he’d hear Young Scooter say the line. It caught on with other people in his life, and eventually McCluster was known around town and amongst friends as Mexico Baby.
The name has stuck and today he’s launching a music career under the stage name Mexico Baby. Though he started rapping soon after hearing Young Scooter and being impressed by the legend Michael Jackson during his youth, it wasn’t until age 19 that he began taking rap seriously. A run-in with the law was what woke him up, and during some time in jail he began to write his life experiences and feelings into song lyrics. By the time he was released he had an archive of good songs ready to be recorded.
“My style is different, with different vibes and different topics,” he said. “I do rap a lot about money and females, but every story that comes out of my mouth is the truth. When you hear my music you can know I’m for real.”
Mexico Baby said his mother has been a big influence in his life – helping him pick up the pieces of his life after being released from jail and encouraging him to pursue his dreams of being a professional musician. He also points to Gucci Man as a huge musical inspiration. His new single, “Diddy,” is one that came out of a combination of those influences and his own personal experiences. It’s a club vibe that will make listeners bob their heads, but it has a deeper message that Mexico Baby said he hopes people will pay attention to so as to avoid the mistakes he’s made.
“I wrote the song because I was on the way back from jail and I had a lot on my mind,” he said. “In the song I’m doing what I’m trying to get out of doing. I hope people appreciate the work I’ve put into it. I just want to be the best I can be and to go down in history as one of the best. I know what I’m capable of, and I just want to be known as being myself and making music that encourages others to be themselves and not try to be like anybody else.”
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
QUIET RIOT DRUMMER FRANKIE BANALI Q&A PODCAST - LISTEN BELOW!!!
Frankie Banali stopped by the show and talked about the band's NEW LIVE record "One Night In Milan" which was recorded of course in Milan, Italy. This record is nothing shy of amazing. The song list is loaded with the band's greatest hits mixed in with some newer material from the band's more recent album "Road Rage" which was released in 2017.
Banali tells you Quiet Riot fans to expect a NEW studio record in the very near future as they are already in the studio recording. The band also is booked through October of 2019 so be on the look out for them as they continue to hit the road in 2019.
In this Podcast, Frankie talks about "One Night In Milan" and how this record came to be. He also goes in depth on the history of Quiet Riot, and the road traveled from the early days to selling out stadiums around the world.
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REALLY excited to announce a NEW song and video performed by Team 4462 and my good friend Roy Jones Jr. I facilitated this project by p...