Thursday, February 20, 2020

A&E's GHOST HUNTERS STAR DARYL MARSTON Q&A PODCAST




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GHOST HUNTERS STAR DARYL MARSTON

Big thanks to Daryl Marston for stopping by the Brad Cooney Podcast show. We talked about his experiences being a cast member on A&E's Ghost Hunters show, and also about what the fans can expect from the upcoming season two.

Marston talks about working with paranormal investigator legend Grant Wilson. He touches on some of the things that he's learned over the past season on Ghost Hunters, and much much more.

Have a listen BELOW to what else he had to say!

Follow Daryl on his official Twitter  HERE

Follow Daryl on Facebook HERE

TUNE IN AND CATCH AN ALL NEW SEASON OF GHOST HUNTERS ON APRIL 8TH AT 8PM ET ON THE A&E CHANNEL.  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!



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Thursday, February 13, 2020

BRAD COONEY PODCAST SHOW TO PODCAST SEASON 18 "THE VOICE" CONTESTANTS

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I'm excited to announce that I'll be working with "The Voice" TV show doing Podcast's with the singers for my 10th season now.  Be sure to tune in 2/24 on NBC for the season debut! I'll start interviews later on that same week! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST 'F MONEY' TALKS NEW SINGLE "TALK TO ME" AND MORE!



Near-death experience gives young musician new outlook on life

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SOUTH FLORIDA – A lot of things changed for Felipe Marquez on the day his car was hit by someone going 92 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone.

It’s cliché to say his life flashed before his eyes but that’s exactly what happened to him. He’d been homeless for about three years, living in his car and using that vehicle to make money as a driver for a ride-share company. Like any other day, he was picking up fares and was on his way to pick up a passenger when he was struck at top speed by someone going more than double the speed limit. He was fortunate to survive and all things considered, escaped from the accident better off than he could have ever hoped for. After two surgeries and a week in the hospital, he’s spent the past few months recovering from multiple injuries. He still hasn’t regained nerve sensation in his left thigh or shoulder, but everything else is back in working order. And the settlement from the accident has given him something he’s never had before: the financial freedom to pursue his dreams.

And that’s exactly what he’s doing. When your life is mere milliseconds from being snuffed out, you can’t help but realize there’s only a finite amount of time on this earth and if you ever want to realize your dreams, you better do it now while you still can. For Felipe, his dream has been to be a professional musician for as long as he can remember. And so for the past few months, he’s been pursuing that dream with a passion. He adopted the stage name F Money and has been exploring his unique sound and style through music that he says is inspired by affection for a very specific woman in his life.



“The theme of my rapping is about the woman I love,” he said. “In college, she decided to call herself C Money and so I said I’d call myself F Money, which is a play off of both our first initials. After the car accident, I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I want to do with my life. I love music, and I love C Money, and so I decided to start making music about the person I love the most. I’ve been given the freedom to do almost anything I want now, and I’m going to make the most of that opportunity.”

His first foray into the industry comes by way of a single called “Talk To Me.” It’s a club-ready aggressive rap song with a fun tone to it. He said it tells the story of a period of his life shortly after he had been evicted from his first apartment and had just started living in his car.

“I received a message from the woman I had loved through a mutual friend, and they told me she was a lesbian now,” he said. “I had been sending her money and gifts and she kept turning me down, and now I was living in my car and I found that out. So this song was born from the things I wanted to say then, though in a more poetic way. Most of the lyrics I use in it have been used in other Hip Hop songs in various contextual ways but in my case, they have a specific reference to her. For instance, when someone else says ‘water’ in their songs, they might be talking about jewelry. But when I use it in this song, for me it’s a metaphor for crying. I’m using imagery like purple and yellow colors, as metaphors for our feelings and personalities. And in some ways, I’m just showing off and having fun with the debauchery of it all.”
F Money said he hopes people will be able to connect to his music not only because they, too, have experienced similar relationship entanglements, but also because they recognize a young man who has struggled in life and who is attempting to make the most of his opportunities.

“I want to be seen as somebody who is making music and who has a back story that people can be inspired by,” he said. “I’m a kid from south Florida who was ingrained in Hip Hop from a young age by sitting in his bedroom listening to Hip Hop music. And now I’m someone who has decided to take on the characteristics of that Hip Hop genre to gain the affection of a woman I desire.”

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

Facebook.com/fmoneyofficial

Instagram.com/fmoneyofficial

Twitter.com/fmoneyofficial

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A&E's GHOST HUNTERS BRIAN MURRAY TALKS THE PARANORMAL AND MORE!



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PODCAST BELOW!
I recently had a chance to sit down with A&E's Ghost Hunters star Brian Murray.  He talked about his journey from local investigator to nationally known investigator on one of the most famous paranormal TV shows in the world.

Murray talks about various experiences that he has encountered while in the process of researching the paranormal.  He also talked about the types of equipment that they use. Also, he shares his thoughts about his teammates, and especially working with the legend himself, Grant Wilson.



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Lastly, I want to thank Brian for his service to and for the country. He's a US Veteran, which just adds to a stacked already excellent personal character resume.

You can follow Brian on his Twitter HERE

You can follow Brian on his Facebook  HERE

Monday, January 27, 2020

AFRO BEATS ARTIST ABBLAZE TALKS NEW EP 'RHYTHMS & HEARTBEATS !

Afro-beats artist Abblaze introduces new with new EP ‘Rhythms & Heartbreaks’ 

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NEWARK, NJ – There are many unique qualities that combine to make up the impressive artistry of East Coast musician Abblaze. For starters, he’s an Afro-beat artist who was born in America but grew up in Nigeria. And most of all, he believes in the healing power of music – so much so that he creates his one-of-a-kind sound as a way to produce a cure for the various maladies that might affect people around the world. 

“I want my music to be known as a cure for feeling down, especially for the females,” Abblaze said. “If you feel like there’s no way out or if a guy is doing you wrong, my music is the cure for that. I also have conscious music sometimes because I needed that in my life and I want to give that to younger generations. More than anything, I have a new sound that is relevant for now and it’s groovy. I like melodies a lot and if you’re feeling down, you can put on one of my songs and it’ll put you in a good mood. I like balance. That’s how life is. If you’re feeling down and want to be happy, listen to one of my songs. Or if you’re wondering why guys think a certain way, my songs can help provide an answer. I also sing about moving around and fashion and different takes on culture – I have that balance, too.”

That diversity is put on full display through Abblaze’s EP “Rhythms & Heartbreaks.” With a vibe that fully embraces the Afro-beats for which he has become known, the project features a
combination of love songs and heartbreak songs. Two singles from the EP have already been making waves among fans and are rapidly making their way across the U.S. The first is “High Life” which Abblaze said pays homage to his love of marijuana. 



“The name says it all,” he said. “When I’m feeling down or depressed, I usually turn to marijuana. That’s what the song is about. I do Afro-beats which came out of the high life in Ghana and Nigeria. So in a lot of ways, this is a song for my African fans, too. But mostly, it’s just a song that says I’m a big fan of marijuana. Whenever I need to get my mind right or when things get a little fuzzy around me, I smoke some marijuana and I rediscover myself.”

The other single from the project is “My Number One Love” which Abblaze said is inspired by the “best girl I’ve ever met.” The Afro-beat love song praises the woman of his dreams and goes about detailing the good parts of her and how she has taken over his heart. 

Both of these singles and the EP showcase how Abblaze is one of the most consistent, upcoming Afro-beat artists in recent years. He’s gaining outstanding critical acclaim for his works and performances, and many have said that his sound is new, unique and versatile. 

“As an Afro-beats artist, I don’t think anyone in America is doing what I’m doing,” he said. “There are a couple of people who are popular in that space right now, but I’m the only one who knows both the Nigerian culture and the American culture first-hand. I have the best of both worlds. I also grew up in bad areas, so I know what’s going on in the streets. All of that combined gives my sound a mixture of Nigerian roots with an American lifestyle that’s grounded in the streets.”

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

https://www.instagram.com/abblaze2.7/

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/abblaze/1475035546

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2LuOCWCeIDzGnAKme6VA5G?si=7kK5Nt0MSFa-_S1ndGXe4A

"High Life"

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

R&B Recording Artist TOURE Talks Latest Single "Money Talks" and MORE!

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R&B music welcomes new king to the stage with singles from Touré

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MIAMI, FL – When Ajani Touré Bryan Kingslow was born, his mother wanted to give him a name with meaning. Though his first name is of Nigerian origin, he himself is not Nigerian. But the name his mother chose for him is laden with meaning. Ajani means “he who fights for what is his,” and when paired with his middle name “Touré” which is French for “king,” his full name becomes a proclamation to the world that he is a king who will fight for what is his. It’s a powerful name and one that he hopes to live up to. He’s doing his best to do just that as he pursues his dream of becoming a professional musician and entertainer known all over the globe for his originality and inspiring message.

Though Touré has been involved with music for most of his life, it hasn’t been until recently that he has chosen to pursue music as a career. He started on the path while in middle school when he first picked up the saxophone. By high school, he had discovered a passion for DJ-ing and was soon the person called upon by all his friends to DJ parties.

This continued through college and he got so into it that often he would sing along to the songs or emcee throughout as a kind of hype man. The audiences loved it, and many of them approached him about his sets to encourage him to make his own music. Eventually, he and one of his close friends Jaleel, a producer who goes by the name 5AMKush, decided to give it a go and moved down to Miami together. Jaleel purchased some equipment and soon the two of them were recording music and laying down lyrics.

Their most recent collaboration is a single called “Money Talks” which Touré has released across all streaming platforms. It’s an R&B song with a lighter, more “fun” tone to it. According to Touré, it’s a song about a girl who is a guy’s equal in every way.

“It is R&B, which is music that I’m really into, but this one in particular of all my songs is more bouncy,” he said. “I do a bit more rapping and the chorus is melodic. It’s mainly about meeting a girl, having a good time, and envisioning what life would be like with her. She’s a girl who has her own money and doesn’t need a guy for anything. They go out and see each other, and one time he picks up the tab and the next time she picks up the tab. It’s a balanced relationship – not all on one or the other. In the video, you see them living life together – shopping at the mall, around the house having a good time, that kind of stuff. It’s a fun song.”
Touré said he’s trying to create music that not only connects with today’s audiences in ways that nod to the modern sound of R&B, but also brings back the influence from old-school R&B.

“I feel like a lot of today’s R&B is disconnected from what that genre was originally meant to be,” he said. “There are a lot of people out there who are singing, but the substance is different. It’s not so much about women anymore as it is about hardships and life. I’m trying to bring back that love and that connection with women and specific interactions with the female fan base. I want people to be able to connect with my music. I started writing music by sharing some of my own experiences. Most of my music is telling a story of experiences with women or relationships – good times and bad times. I expand on some ideas and get inspiration from other places, but a lot of times what I’m talking about is close to home. No matter what though, I want people to connect. Everyone has dealt with a significant other in some way and my music is easily relatable when it comes to that. Everybody can relate to it.”

In addition to “Money Talks,” Touré will be dropping a second single called “I Wanna Be” before the end of the year. He also said he plans to drop a bigger project sometime in 2020.

To listen to his music or to follow him on social media, please visit:

https://www.instagram.com/touremusiq/

https://twitter.com/ToureMusiq

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Monday, January 20, 2020

POP RECORDING ARTIST "EM" TALKS NEW SINGLE 'SAY WHAT YOU MEAN' AND MORE!


  The world has been waiting for a new artist like Em  

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NEW JERSEY – Every once in a while a new artist comes out of nowhere with music so profound that it takes the world by storm and serves as a testament for a generation. In the early 2000s, it was Norah Jones and her jazz classic “Come Away with Me.” In 2007, it was Adele and her breakthrough song “Hometown Glory.” And today, there’s an artist coming out of New Jersey whose new single “Say What You Mean” is set to make a similar impact on the world of music.

Her name is Em, and her masterful blend of soul and pop plays perfectly with her powerful yet ethereal voice in ways that will have people talking for years to come. There’s a depth of emotion that runs through her music and which is carried through every note. To label her sound as Soul is equal parts limiting and also perfectly accurate, as every ounce of her soul is put on display with her lyrics and the way she passionately pours out her heart through her vocals.

“I consider my music very spiritual and soulful,” Em said. “I want to give people peace and comfort, strength and belief in themselves. I want my music to help them push through difficult times and know there’s a lesson to be learned at the end of it. My music is love and care from the heart, and I want people to see that and live genuine to who they are. Be authentic and don’t be afraid. I’ve had to learn to speak up and not be afraid of who I am, and I want to pass that along to others.”
Some of the inspiration for that movement came from a 1947 movie called “Smash-Up, The Story of a Woman.” Em has always been an old soul at heart and has long harbored a secret love for all things from the 1950s and 60s. She said there’s something about the traditional “old fashioned woman” who demanded respect alongside the liberation and carefree rebellion of the 1960s.

“I learned they don’t have to clash but they can blend by defining certain boundaries, which is found in this song,” she said.

So when she was looking through public domain material for something to spark inspiration on her new single, she found “Smash-Up” and was immediately struck with how profound its message was both back when it was created and in today’s current cultural climate.



The film stars Susan Hayward as a nightclub singer who puts aside her successful career to marry a struggling songwriter. Inspired by the birth of their daughter, her husband plays one of his ballads on a morning radio show and his career explodes. As a stay-at-home wife and mother, Hayward’s character finds her shaky self-confidence slipping, and she turns to alcohol to mask the pain and regret of having given up on her dreams.

The story hit a very personal note for Em. As a young artist who has been steadily on the rise for the better part of a decade since she was discovered at age 12 by famed record producer Andy DiTaranto, Em recently found herself in a relationship that often made her consider what it would take to be committed to a partner while also being 100 percent committed to fulfilling her dreams of making it as a professional musician. Hayward’s character felt like she had failed at her job – she felt down on herself – and that’s exactly what Em feared for herself.

Out of that emotion, the foundation for one of the hottest new tracks to hit the music industry today came about. Em’s ethereal voice carries deep emotion underneath her new pop/soul ballad “Say What You Mean” in ways that are sure to captivate audiences all over the world.     “I missed the genuineness of the 50s because it had so much soul in it,” Em said. “I’m starting to sense more of that soul coming back in music today, and I’m glad because I really believe in that style of music. It is music with a purpose that has heart to it and has a genuine feeling running through it. With this song, I’m trying to tap into that soul. It might seem simple to the ear at first but it’s a message for women to be powerful in themselves. It’s a song that starts with a woman feeling depressed – as if a man has power over her. She feels empty and lost without him in her life, and the relationship has loose boundaries. She’s looking for a more monogamous thing, but he’s not. That’s similar to how I felt when I was in my last relationship. When I was with the person I was dating, we had a deep spiritual connection. So when it comes to the chorus of the song and I say, ‘Say what you mean, don’t you lead me on,’ that’s me taking back that power that I felt like he stripped from me. The rain effect in the bridge acts like a cleansing of the spirit and by the time you get to the end of the song, she’s on fire with strength. Ultimately, I wanted to take something that seems so downtrodden and find that inner courage to say ‘No!’ I have a higher vibration to share with the world because there’s so
much lower vibration out there in the industry today with all of the negative messages. That’s not why we’re here on this earth. There’s purpose to living and being here every day, and it’s all about loving people around you and caring about others. It’s about giving, really truthfully giving to others and to yourself first.”

To listen to Em’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit:

http://emmusic.net/

https://www.instagram.com/ijustem/




Monday, January 13, 2020

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST 'Dejah'E' TALKS NEW ALBUM "MARK MY WORDS"






Midwest artist Dejah’E blends genres to create “Hip-Pop” music with upcoming album “Mark My Words”

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Dejah’E, a young R&B artist from Wisconsin, is hardly new to the music game. She has worked with Grammy award winning producer, Greg Lawson and one of Chris Brown’s producers, Steve Russel, and performed for Grammy award winning producers Hit-Boy and Johnny Wright. Bringing a classic 90s vibe with a modern twist, this fresh singer delivers a new mix of R&B and Pop which she refers to as “Hip-Pop.”
With a style characterized by sweet melodies and harmonies coupled with a catchy beat and expressive vocals, Dejah’E is finishing up her debut album, “Mark My Words.” A project two years in the making and recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Milwaukee, the 17 song album is slated for release in early 2020 on all digital streaming channels. The project features music written by her and her producers Jaray James (of Mayweather’s “The Money Team”), Donye’a Goodin, Chris Milly, Waive Boy and StarChild Productions (recently nominated for two Grammys on Chris Brown’s latest project). “I love working with these guys,” Dejah’E said. “They're all so talented and we vibe so well together. They each bring out a different side of me, which I think is dope because my fans are able to hear all the different sides to me, too.” Surrounded by so much Grammy star power, Dejah’E is destined to win a Grammy herself.

“Mark My Words” will provide fans with a varied mix of songs, including the Caribbean styled, richly harmonic track, “Apology.” The wildly catchy “Fallin Back” written by the artist two years ago, is perfect for cruising in the car. Another standout track, “That Button” will be released as a single soon, accompanied by a major production music video.




In 2017, Dejah’E recorded her first song, “Slow” as a solo artist and has always brought authenticity into her work. “I bring a realness that’s not really shown in the industry any more. I’m just completely myself, completely real and open,” Dejah’E said. Her debut single was well received and she has built on that success. Her new music reflects her growth as an artist - her vocals have grown stronger, she now uses custom, original beats from her producers, and her harmonies are more refined. Over ten years of piano playing has given Dejah’E the unique ability to sing chords off the top of her head, aiding the singer with her backgrounds and harmonies.

Growing up in Racine, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, Dejah’E first discovered her love of music in church. At eight years old, she took up the violin, followed by piano which came to her naturally. From 14 into her late teens, Dejah’E performed as a member of different girl groups that she formed. Over the years, her musical influences included Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Jhene Aiko and Aaliyah and at 21, she launched her solo career with the release of her debut single, “Slow.”
Dejah’E owns an independent label called LA Rich Entertainment with her father and manager, Richard Warren, and this team shows no signs of slowing down. Filming for the “That Button” music video will be happening in a Milwaukee nightclub under the direction of Philly Fly Boy at the end of next month. Additionally, to follow the album release, Dejah’E plans to drop an EP by next summer.

To listen to Dejah’E’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit:

https://twitter.com/dejah_e

https://www.facebook.com/DejahE-422772244828987

https://www.instagram.com/dejah_e/

https://twitter.com/dejah_e

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_eQGe5jP-fSMlAVcWmnlw

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2onwjwjbyHXZkfgOos7aSg

https://soundcloud.com/user-480328368

Snapchat - Dejah14

Monday, January 06, 2020

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST REME TALKS NEW SINGLE "BOOM" AND MORE!


Houston rapper REME turning up the heat with new single, “Boom” 

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HOUSTON, TX - No matter what you do in life, there will always be folks who don’t take you seriously. REME is dishing up a soundtrack for everyone who’s not getting the respect they deserve with his new single, “Boom.” Tired of people not believing in what he is doing, and how he’s doing it, REME sought to take the heat to another level with this heavy hitting track. With its very aggressive and speedy style, “Boom” is meant to make a statement about how serious REME is about his craft.

While his previous single “Move” was more of a dark remnant, the new single has an uptown, space-the-chase vibe. REME’s lyricism is characterized by a rapid delivery of metaphors and a
lot of phrasing. REME brought his aggression into the studio to make his point and to put out a hype song to get the fans going. The new single is slated to drop during the third week of November, and will be his first track published on all major digital platforms.

A serious and committed artist, REME writes from personal experience and what he has seen others go through. He also views what’s happening in society in a different light and puts that perspective into his art. His music speaks to those who have suffered from an unhealthy state of mind. “My music is for anybody who has been in that dark place,” REME stated. 



While other rappers are content to rhyme about topics that aren’t positive, REME is conscious about directing his energy towards more fun and uplifting themes. He believes that “money, drugs and jewelry don’t make the artist” and works to have a beneficial impact. “If you’re gonna do all this, you have to give back or show a way where others can make their way. That’s what I plan to do.”

Born and raised in Houston, REME grew up listening to a diverse range of artists, including Outkast, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls, Gucci Mane, Missy Elliott and Kanye West. He has always been around people involved in music and others trying to get the experience. Being exposed to music for so much of his life lead REME to pursue his own music career.

An immensely popular local performer, REME is currently putting together a new set of local shows in and around the city of Houston. He is always open to explore new places to play. Venues and fans should hit him up at REMEMUSIC@gmail.com.

The new single follows on the success of REME’s “DREMELAND” album, which has over 30 thousand streams on SoundCloud. “Boom” launches a new project which is in the works, and another single is set to follow. Before that, look out for a snippet from the new music video for “Boom,” dropping everywhere on social media before the single’s release.

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/cornell.young.5680

Saturday, December 28, 2019

COMING SOON - NEW FILM "THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN" AND I'M IN IT


Hey folks, I'm very excited about being in the new upcoming film "The House In Between" 
The film is produced by Steve Gonslaves of #GhostNation #TravelChannel and Kendall Whelpton of #GhostHunters #A&E channel. Produced by Vera Whelpton #GhostHuntersAcademy and edited by EMMY Award nominee Cory Frost.

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A&E's GHOST HUNTERS STAR DARYL MARSTON Q&A PODCAST

    Photo Credit: Kendall Whelpton GHOST HUNTERS STAR DARYL MARSTON Big thanks to Daryl Marston for stopping ...