James Eland’s sound is based on his movement of #GrabaBottle which insights his vision of party music. Drinks Poppin’ as his first and latest commercial single he’s determined to put Zimbabwe on shine as the rest of his fellow country musician are doing… Everyone’s support helps an artist’s growth and further recognition. In this business as I have learned “NO ONE IS LESS IMPORTANT THEREFORE EVRY SUPPORTIVE PERSON DESERVES RESPECT!”
All purchases to this song will help in making James Eland produce and create more music. The money is helpful for the production of good music and growth of an artist as the business demands money and talent fused together to make the best product.
For everyone that has been supportive from Family, Friends, Associates and Fans on my music and growth am very and still will be grateful for every support given henceforth. It’s not an easy road but with your supportive hand over my shoulder, I know you can make me reach incredible and immeasurable heights.
Shout out to fellow supportive musician and Djs from Zimbabwe itself to South Africa to the United States of America and all social media people.
No all road shall be smooth but #DeepRespect to the people who matter and need me to shine for their sake and #GrabaBottle to all our party people. James Eland to the world.
Karlo Wilkins aka Vblock Dutch is a Jamaican born triple threat Dancehall dj, Hip Hop mc & Record Producer who migrated to Miami in the late 80’s to Mia Fl. before moving to Brooklyn, NY in the mid-nineties where he began his music career. Exiled from Jamaica due to run-ins with the government, Dutch has turned to music to express his struggles and trials of being villainized because of the exploits of his father who was a continuous thorn in the side of the Jamaican politicians?. After his father was killed in a raid in 1989 Dutch went deep underground and carried out a spree of atrocities as acts of retribution for what he called “unforgivable acts against my family” but had to flee the country when his cover was blown by opps. Now on the run and taking on a new identity, this new project “Mr. Greenonit” consisting of 8 new songs mostly written and produced by himself, basically speaks of his affinity to things green and his journey from da hood to doing good. The project (MR GREENONIT) is out now on all platforms. Follow Vblock Dutch on social media @vblockthedon
Pastor Ricky was born in Kingston Jamaica; he migrated to the United States in 1982, and subsequently graduated from Northwestern High School in Adelphi, Maryland. While living a sinful life as a dancehall deejay and street hustler, he answered the call of God in March 1994. Through God’s Grace, Pastor Ricky earned a BS in Management from The University of Potomac in June 2006, and an MBA in Business from Columbia Union College in June 2008, prior to pursuing an MDIV in Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling at Washington Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Prior to pursuing his BS, MBA, and MDIV degrees, Pastor Ricky also attended Jericho Christian Training Bible College under the tutelage of the late Apostle Betty Peebles.
Throughout the years, Pastor Ricky became involved in numerous ministries geared toward spreading the gospel, and winning souls. These included but were not limited to Hospital ministry, Nursing homes, ministering to the homeless at the Homeless shelters, and Prison ministry. Most notably, Pastor Ricky ministered at Georgetown University Medical Center; Gospel Rescue Mission Homeless Center; Prisons and Jails in Washington, DC metropolitan area such as the Lorton Correctional Center in Lorton, Virginia; DC Jail in Washington, DC; Upper Marlboro Correctional Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Jessup Correctional Center in Jessup, Maryland, and many fellowship churches in the U.S.A. and Jamaica.
Over 25 years ago the Lord called Pastor Ricky and he answered the Master’s called by walking away from the Dance halls to serve the Lord faithfully in ministry. However, in January 2017 the Lord deposited into his Spirit to produce his first Reggae Gospel Album titled “From the Dance Hall to the Church Hall.” The Album has 10 tracks.
The Album was released on June 29, 2019, and is currently being distributed by CD Baby. Currently, the Album is available online at over 150 Digital online Music stores and streaming services worldwide.
On June 8, 2019, Pastor Ricky performed is first Gospel concert in Queens, New York and shared the stage with King Arthur, and Kevin Heath.
Between June through December 2019, Pastor Ricky ministered in six live performances and have shared the stage with Minister Michael Reid, Patrick Reid, Keesa Peart, Eddie Nebelit, Minister Ted Robinson, DC Praise, Wayne Mr. Praise, Beverly Rose, Bro Kenny Nelson and others.
On August 10, 2020, Pastor Ricky released his second Album titled “Blessed to be a Blessing” which is available online at over 150 Digital online Music stores and streaming services worldwide.
To date, Pastor Ricky was blessed to ministered 13 Virtual live Concerts sharing the live with Glacia Robinson, Flavia Beswick, Brotha George, Delroy Cooper, Winsome Douglas, Devon Silver, Jesus Rambo, Jennifer Cruz, Orville West, Amen Virtuous, and Chiny Ezzike.
To date, Pastor Ricky has been blessed to conduct 64 live Gospel Radio station interviews and has made 63 Drops and 65 Dubplate Specialists for several different Radio station disc jockey personalities.
I will be surprised if you don’t know Lil Nas X by now because the lad doesn’t know how to stay away from the news. Montero (Call Me by Your Name) is the latest hit of Lil Nas X. The song was first previewed in a Super bowl LV commercial in February 2021 and on March 26, 2021, Columbia Records released the track. Furthermore, the track is the title track for the artist’s upcoming professional debut album which is expected to be released somewhere in the middle of this year.
Lil Nas X has received critical review and controversial criticism since his leap into the musical limelight. From being a well-loved, popular, and trending teen to America’s next best upcoming artist who has left no stone unturned Lil Nas X is the news. When Lil Nas X released his first professional song “Old Town Road”, it became an instant hit, it even debuted as number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. During that time the young rapper came out as gay, which stunned the world of music.
Everything from his music to his personal life has been top-notch. Musically, Lil Nas X has done well for himself, his first and only two professional singles so far have debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and he has won a host of top musical awards including the Grammys. On the other hand, his personal life has been received with bouts of criticism and mixed opinions.
Background of the track (Montero: Call Me By Your Name)
Montero (Call Me By Your Name) is Lil Nas X’s second professional musical single under the soon-to-be-launched Montero album. In a Twitter video on July 9, 2020, Lil Nas X played a snippet of the song (originally titled “Call Me by Your Name”), as well as in the background of some TikTok videos, including one addressed to American rapper 6ix9ine.
On February 2021, the track was used in a Logitech advert that aired during Super Bowl LV. Thereafter, its release date, and its artistic cover was revealed on Twitter in March 9, 2021. In a reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić designed the single cover, which features Lil Nas X as both Adam and God. The song’s title “Montero” was named after Lil Nas X (Montero Lamar Hill) and the subtitle was adopted from the movie “Call Me By Your Name”.
After the song’s premiere, André Aciman, the author of the novel “Call Me by Your Name”, from which the film was adapted, expressed gratitude and humility for Lil Nas X’s song of the same name. Lil Nas X later claimed that the film was one of the first queer films he had ever watched, feeling “very artsy” and encouraging him to write about the idea of calling someone by their name as lovers and wanting to hold things between you two.
Composition and Lyrics
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” can be categorized as a hip hop and electropop song featuring a syncopated guitar and handclaps. Lil Nas x, Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, and Omer Fedi wrote the track while Roy Lenzo and the song’s composers except for Lil Nas X collaborated to produce the hit song. On the “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” hit track, Lil Nas X attempts to end pretending with his significant other and start acting like they’ve known each other for a long time.
The lyrics of the song featured Lil Nas X singing about a trip to Hawaii and includes the line “shoot a child in yo’ mouth while I’m ridin’,” which was meant to help break down the stigma surrounding gay sexual activities in music. Also, the lyrics provides a reference to the 19 weeks his first single “Old Town Road” spent atop the Billboard Hot 100 when he said “A dime and a nine, it was mine every week” on the seventh line in the second verse. Again, Lil Nas X took advantage of the lyrics to have an open discussion of the burden he feels representing the LGBT community (“A sign of the times every time that I speak”).
The song is made up of two verses, a pre-chorus, chorus, and post-chorus. see the lyrics below.
Tanu Muino and Lil Nas X directed the music video for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” which was released alongside the song. Lil Nas X stars as a variety of characters in biblical and mythology-inspired scenes, which were shot over two days in February 2021. Muino who was working on Cardi B’s Up music video at the time she was contacted, expressed her excitement about the offer.
Dante’s Inferno and Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings, such as The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych portraying heavenly and hellish imagery, and the Last Judgment, inspired her. It was Muino’s first video as a co-director, and a portion of it was shot remotely through Zoom after she was wrongly diagnosed with COVID-19. Mathematic, a French animation studio based in Paris, created the visual effects for the music video in a seven-week process.
Features in the music video includes Lil Nas X makes out with himself in the Garden of Eden while playing both a snakeskin-wearing Eve and a humanoid serpent. Suddenly, he gets stoned to death at the Coliseum while wearing a Marie Antoinette-like wig and outfit and descends to hell on a stripper pole before performing a graphic lap dance to the devil while wearing only Calvin Klein boxers.
Upcoming artist NK is making melodic vibes in the world of music and he is hoping to take his music to the very top. The Reggae and dancehall artist was born in New York but raised in Kingston Jamaica. Currently, NK is back in the U.S and is now based in Miami Florida where he has been making good music, buzzing on airwaves, and trilling fans.
His uniqueness and fame are making local music headlines and so far he has endeared himself into the hearts of music lovers. This fan-favorite has caught the attention of Topafricmusicvideo and has hoped to tell the world the stuff he is made up of through a brief and detailed interview.
Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
My Name Is Aven Vaughn My Stage Name Is NK
Q: Where are you from and Where are you based?
I was born in New York Raised In Kingston Jamaica and now based In Miami Florida
Q: At What age did you start making music?
I started My Musical Journey at the age of 8 took it to another level at age 13
Q: what genre would you consider yourself?
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message
My Latest track is a song titled my place which I feel is the next New York Anthem so far the feedback from this single have been fire!!! worldwide its was featured to thousands of people world wide by the great Bass odyssey Boom Boom this Billboard selector plus many more
Q: Who wrote it and what was the inspiration behind it
I wrote the song (NK) my inspiration behind it was to remind my fans family and friends that this is my place my title and I have yet to see another artist take it
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
To be honest im willing to work with any Artist out there creating good music
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
See Your Shadow Songwriting will release the first black female “hick hop” single, “I Know My Worth.” A portion of proceeds will go to RAINN.
PHOENIX, AZ, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael Coleman and See Your Shadow Songwriting started 2021 with their third international iTunes chart-topper. The January 5th release, “Today I Do Became I Don’t” placed an empowered female as the protagonist in the song about divorce. The message resonated with listeners, as the track raced to #1, also achieving more than 100K Youtube views of the video.
Now, Coleman and the Phoenix-based act are returning with another, even more groundbreaking and empowering song for women, “I Know My Worth.” The single will be released on January 19th, 2021, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network.) With International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021, Coleman hopes to make a strong impact with the first woman of color-fronted “hick hop” song:
“I had been wanting to do a female empowerment song for a long time,” he says. “The challenge came in the fact that could I, as a man, write a piece about female empowerment and have it be authentic? As a writer, channeling the emotions of others is one of the things I do best and is part of my signature, but this was putting me in a whole other ballpark. It was a difficult piece to write. However, I accepted the challenge, because I do like to push myself as an artist. When it was done, I knew that we had something special and a vehicle that was going to give inspiration and empower a lot of women.”
Coleman talks about the song’s unique production: “’I Know My Worth’ is a unique recording in many ways. Not only is it a female empowerment anthem written by a man, but to my knowledge, it is the first and only “hick hop” recording done by a woman of color, and the first danceable record with the banjo as the lead instrument. To further empower women, a portion of the proceeds from the song will be donated to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to help those who have been victims of sexual assault, and to pay homage to my mother who herself was a survivor.”
ABOUT MICHAEL COLEMAN / SEE YOUR SHADOW: See Your Shadow Songwriting is a musical creation entity currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Run by Michael Coleman, aka “The Metropolitan Cowboy”, See Your Shadow is unique in the fact that it is a collaborative network of talented vocalists and musicians who make the songs it creates their star. Michael Coleman, the artistic director of See Your Shadow Songwriting, writes and produces all the songs created and released by See Your Shadow Songwriting. See Your Shadow was launched in Columbus, Ohio, and takes its name from Michael Coleman’s birthday being Groundhog Day. Michael Coleman and See Your Shadow Songwriting’s lyrical writing style packs such a punch, that Michael has earned the distinction of being the only professional songwriter ever nominated for the office of Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. For more information, please visit http://www.seeyourshadow.com.
Looking for a dynamic entertainer for your next event?! Look no further! Billy Buchanan, The Ambassador of Rock ‘n Soul, will have you swinging and swaying through the decades, from the 50’s to the 80’s and beyond. From Ray Charles, to James Brown, to The Temptations, to Stevie Wonder, To Prince, Billy’s only objective is to keep you on the dance floor. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, the city where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase “Rock and Roll”, Billy Buchanan has a deep musical heritage. Digging into his father’s LPs at a very young age, he became a disciple of all the soul, blues, and rock trailblazers. He is also an exceptional, award winning songwriter, and in his original music, you can hear the backbeat rhythms and musical influences of all the artists he admires. He performs solo or with his band, ‘Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue’, behind him. His latest album, “Live! Act 1” was released in November 2019. Go to BillyBuchanan.org/contact to book one of his amazing shows!
As an award winning recording artist, he’s released nine albums as a solo artist and two albums with his former band Fusebox (Elevate/EMI). He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all 50 states and in 26 countries. As a sideman, he’s played bass, guitar, or sang background vocals for many great artists, including Grammy winners Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait, and John Carter Cash. As a songwriter, he’s written songs with Busbee, Clint Lagerberg, Mike Hartnett, Marc Byrd, and other established writers. As a producer, he produced all of his solo albums, numerous independent artist’s albums, and co-produced Fusebox’s “Once Again” album. As an actor, he was nominated for a Dove Award for his role in the touring production, Hero The Rock Opera. As a celebrity impersonator, he’s been nominated for four Sunny Awards (including the prestigious Bea Fogelman Award of Excellence), and won one for “Best Website” in 2018. In 2020, he won “Best Soul Artist” at Las Vegas’ Reel Awards.
Billy has opened for or shared the stage with Jersey Boys on Tour, Tower of Power, Harry Connick Jr., Betty LaVette, Paul Anka, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Josh Turner, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Brothers Osborne, David Ryan Harris, Morris Day and The Time, Chaka Khan, Shawn Mullins, Sixpence None The Richer, JohnnySwim, The New Orleans Suspects, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joy Williams (from The Civil Wars), Super Cat, G Love and Special Sauce, 24-7 Spyz, Switchfoot, Extreme, KC & The Sunshine Band, Funky Meters, P.O.D, N’Dea Davenport (from The Brand New Heavies), Skillet, Alice In Chains, Rebecca St. James, Salt-n-Pepa, and Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland), to name a few.
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Persevere Entertainment Group Announces New Album by Billy Buchanan, “Live! Act 1”
Jacksonville, Florida – Persevere Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce the release of the latest album from Billy Buchanan, “Live! Act 1”, which will be available in early November.
“Live! Act 1”, features songs from Motown and Stax greats, and other soul classics from the 50’s and 60’s, performed by Billy Buchanan & his Rock ‘n Soul Revue, recorded live on November 18, 2018, at his Sock Hoppin’, Beboppin’, Juke Joint Jamboree, at Friday Musicale of Jacksonville, Florida! Pre-Orders are now available online by going to: BILLYBUCHANAN.ORG!
In addition to TV appearances on River City Live and Jacksonville Buzz TV, Billy has also made guest appearances on WUFT- 89.1FM, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many more. Buchanan recently opened for legendary artists, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, the incomparable Harry Connick, Jr., The Jersey Boys on Tour, Tower of Power, and many more! Billy starts his two month residency with Las Vegas’ ‘Legends in Concert’ in November 2019 at their Branson, MO location”. Check out his full schedule and more at: www.Billybuchanan.org
“As an artist, my highest aspiration is to celebrate 50’s and 60’s soul and early rock artists, and to educate audiences on these artists’ ginormous contribution to the musical landscape. Celebrate and Educate! That’s what it’s all about for me.” – Billy Buchanan
Billy currently resides in St. Augustine as a fulltime entertainer and songwriter, performing 250+ shows a year. Billy also mentors, consults, and develops aspiring artists through his music company, Persevere Entertainment Group.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sharon Borneman, Persevere Entertainment Group | Manager, Agent HYPE PR | Publicist, Owner Cell: (352) 219-1118 / Bus: (904) 342-7874 firstname.lastname@example.org / www.BillyBuchanan.org ###
A three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Gwen Stefani has achieved global success as a performer, songwriter, frontwoman for iconic rock band No Doubt, and multi-platinum solo artist. To date, she’s sold more than 50 million units worldwide, including her four-times-platinum debut solo album Love.Angel.Music.Baby. — a 2004 release delivering the hit singles “Rich Girl,” “What You Waiting For?”, and the Pharrell Williams-produced No. 1 hit “Hollaback Girl.” With her 2006 sophomore album The Sweet Escape featuring the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten smash “Wind It Up,” Stefani most recently released her third solo effort This Is What The Truth Feels Like. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the critically praised album includes her powerful No. 1 single “Used To Love You.”
In addition to her three GRAMMY® Awards, Stefani’s honors include four MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Awards, an American Music Award, and a Brit Award. In 2014, she channeled her tremendous musical passion into empowering young singers as their coach on the seventh season of NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice.” Stefani now returns for her fourth season as a coach on “The Voice,” with the 17th season of the four-time Emmy Award-winning show arriving in September 2019.
Known for her wildly charismatic stage presence, Stefani premiered her exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” in June 2018 at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. With its setlist comprised of fan favorites and iconic hits, the two-hour show unfolds as an eye-popping spectacular, putting a fresh twist on classic Vegas theatrics. But despite the elaborate stage production — and wardrobe changes showcasing her legendary fashion sense — Stefani offers up an undeniably intimate performance, ultimately forging an unforgettable connection with the crowd.
One of pop culture’s most magnetic style icons, Gwen Stefani has also emerged as the first global celebrity artist to translate music stardom into a series of massively successful lifestyle brands. Through her fashion line L.A.M.B., its sister label Harajuku Lovers, and her eyewear line gx by Gwen Stefani, the designer and entrepreneur has brilliantly merged modern glamour with fashion-forward streetwear. L.A.M.B. and gx eyewear is available in over 3000+ doors in the United States. Harajuku Lovers, the pop-art-inspired apparel and accessories brand has had broad appeal with collaborations including the award-winning Harajuku Mini for Target and beauty accessories for Sephora. Target is celebrating 20 years of their groundbreaking Design For All program and are bringing back 20 of their favorite and most iconic designer partnerships including Harajuku Mini. The Limited Edition Harajuku Mini Anniversary Collection will be available at Target stores and Target.com beginning September 14, 2019.
With over $1 billion in retail sales across all brands to date, she recently took the helm as co-creator and executive producer of “Kuu Kuu Harajuku”: a children’s animated TV show now in its third season on Nick Jr., fulfilling Stefani’s mission of providing young girls with content that celebrates creativity, imagination, and fearless individuality.
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