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Staying true to real Hip Hop, artist J-Carter releases “Hip Hop Till I Die”

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A man of the people, the music and the traditions of Hip Hop itself, J-Carter is an East Coast rapper set on maintaining the history and culture of Hip Hop. Recently, he has released his fourth album “Hip Hop Till I Die” with 48 tracks, each one presenting its own story and sound. It is truly a work of passion created for those who are just as in love with the music as he is.

Beginning at a young age, Carter has long been an avid writer. “I kinda just fell into it. You know what I’m saying, I was young. I just started writing. I couldn’t put the pen down. So it’s kind of like it’s in my blood, it’s in my DNA to make music.” Music was something that seemed to come easily to him. “I don’t try. This stuff just comes to me. I can be sitting there in a store and all of a sudden a song will just come to me and I have to find a piece of paper and write it down before I lose it.”

Carter believes that Hip Hop has strayed from its original definition. “It seems to me that the genre has strayed a little bit from what traditional Hip Hop is. You know what I mean? That realness that comes from the streets and the powers that be, I think now it’s gone away from that.” This belief is why he decided to create “Hip Hop Till I Die.” “I’m doing it for the people. For Hip Hop … For that traditional Hip Hop that people fell in love with.”

The original plan for “Hip Hop Till I Die” was that it was only supposed to have 26 songs, still a larger project than many other albums available today, but almost half the size of the finished product. Carter accredits this to his creativity and excitement about the music that he was making. “I just kept making songs that we’re so good I couldn’t leave them off. I have so much to say and my album… Every song tells a story of its own.”

In Carter’s opinion, success in his career is not defined by his streams, followers or fanbase, but rather, by his ability to create and put together music that he can be proud of on his own. “Real success comes when that song comes to you and you put it down on paper and record it in the studio and then put it all together and you get that finished product. That comes out as success whether you have millions of fans or you’ve only got one. An artist does it because they love it.”

With what is now four albums released, Carter is able to reflect on the music he’s created and what it has done for him and for his audience. “I’m that rapper who spits for the people. That’s the theme, that’s always been my theme. Take Hip Hop on. The theme is keeping Hip Hop in the music. Keeping the realness for the people…” He is truly an artist who strives to make music for the people who are true lovers of the genre and culture of Hip Hop.

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(Album) THEY. – “The Amanda Tape” @unofficialTHEY

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THEY.
R&B’s meteoric duo release their long awaited sophomore album The Amanda Tape
Featuring special guests
Tinashe, Wale,
Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J

Phenomenally gifted, critically-acclaimed, R&B electric duo, THEY. has returned after their hiatus, delivering their long-awaited sophomore album, The Amanda Tape, available globally via Avant Garden, in partnership with Island Records. The album that has been a digital fan-favorite includes features from Wale, Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J and Tinashe. The LA duo of Dante and Drew Love have garnered over 350 million global streams to date and have returned to the scene more magnetic than ever, as Billboard beamed, “The R&B duo encapsulates theBlack Experience living in America.”. The lead single “On and On” captures this feeling:

“This song has dual meaning to it. On the surface it’s a song about a relationship, but when writing it, we were also speaking about our relationship with the world around us. Things have changed so much, so rapidly and we must believe there’s hope that things will change for the better.

From day one we’ve wanted to use our platform responsibly to shed light on issues that affect us. This song was an opportunity to keep the conversation going about police brutality and social injustices that have afflicted our community for years.” – THEY.

Heartbreak, happiness and life lessons gave birth to THEY. ‘s sophomore release of The Amanda Tape, that’s been receiving acclaim from COMPLEX, The Fader, NME, Clash, HNHH, INTERVIEW Magazine, FLAUNT Magazine, UPROXX, and many other outlets. Stand out tracks such as “Count Me In”, “Play Fight with Tinashe”, “All Mine”, “STCU with Juicy J” and streaming favorite, “Losing Focus with Wale”, have earned the guys over 22 million streams-to-date and excitement at what seems to be a moment for new music that’s been healing for many. This has spurred conversations that have transcended Dante and Drew’s coming of age album, an ode to R&B that dives into the various phases of relationships, break-ups, black love, vulnerability, black intimacy, accountability as black men with purpose. All of this alongside Drew Love’s vocal crooning and Dante’s cozy production, fans echo JEZEBEL’s sentiments saying, “ THEY. takes me back to a golden era of R&B when Craig David’s “Fill Me In” was hitting right and Usher was doing that footroll skate dance in videos”.

Even in a quarantine, THEY. has managed to beat isolation, creating an album that feels like it’s narrating the ups, the downs and the in-between of your life. Bringing their music to life to help fans get through isolation they’ve stunned with their live acoustic performances recently on their YouTube Acoustic Performance and their next level DIGITAL FADER FORT performance.

The moral of the story is, THEY. show no signs of slowing down. Even in a global pandemic, Drew Love and Dante are ready for their breakout year, as the R&B duo to watch for in 2020 and beyond.

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(Album) BENNY THE BUTCHER – BURDEN OF PROOF @BennyBsf

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Benny The Butcher Came throught with a Monster!!! New Album “Burden Of Proof” proudcued by HitBoy is a Straight Classic! Hit Boy who just finish another Classic with Nas Album is back with Benny. Griselda has been dropping Heat all Year from Westside, Conway, First Lady, Armani Caesar, and Now Benny drops 4 quarter. The Album features Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Freddie Gibbs and more!! This is the Album thats going to put the butcher on that next level! Check it out!

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