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Dee-1 Drops “Lines Drawn” Music Video

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Emmy-nominated educator turned entertainer, Dee-1 (@Dee1music) addresses critics and fans alike in the official music video for the Danny Beats-produced single “Lines Drawn,” following his viral interview on Sway In The Morning centered around industry hypycrosy. Filmed by Tufts University‘s own Jalen Hill, a student enrolled in the New Orleans native’s “The Intersection of Hip Hop and Social Change” course, the timely track and its accompanying visual postdate Dee’s previously released album UNO. Serving as the first official leak from his forthcoming LP From The Hood To Harvard, the song is a beacon of light as unfavorable headlines engulf online media.

“I did this song as a response to the industry being so shaken by me drawing a line in the sand and saying that we need some accountability for the messages we’re glorifying inside Hip-Hop. This is part one, there’s more on the way. A shift is happening from a genre and cultural perspective,” says the National Social Emotional Learning Consultant in a press statement to Medium Creative Agency about the release.

Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, business owner, and keynote speaker are synonymous with Louisiana‘s Dee-1. The Nasir “Nas” Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University is a Billboard Top 10 charting, game-changing MC with a persona to match his penmanship. He’s transitioned from being a middle school math teacher in The Boot to a Hip-Hop heavyweight with much more to accomplish. He has released 10 albums and 21 projects thus far in his career. 

Dee-1’s music is part of a bigger lifestyle movement called Mission Vision, which centers around three core principles: Be Real. Be Righteous. Be Relevant. In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence Award,” highlighting his community activism and commitment to inspiring the youth. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on “The Manhattan Project,” but he lost to Michelle Obama. Later that year, Dee was appointed to the “Louisiana Council for the Success of Black Men and Boys” by Governor John Bel Edwards, making him the first rapper in Louisiana history to become a governor’s appointee.

Watch the HD clip for “Lines Drawn” on YouTube and stream the single via Audiomack below. For a limited time you can purchase an advanced copy of From The Hood To Harvard exclusively on EVEN, here.

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Josvani Releases Must-Hear New Single “Who You Wit”

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Josvani’s latest single “Who You Wit” is set to captivate audiences.

The artist’s exceptional rhythmic flow breathes new life into the genre in this dynamic track. “Who You Wit” is a musical journey exploring a day in the life of a young millennial man. Josvani’s unique blend of cutting-edge beats and catchy lyrics defies the typical rap genre.

Josvani is an artist who weaves narratives through rhythmic verses and pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. “Who You Wit” showcases his dedication to the craft and pushing the genre forward.

Josvani loves hip-hop for its power to express and tell stories. Hip-hop is his cultural phenomenon, resonating with everyday life’s experiences and struggles.
“I find solace and empowerment in the rhythmic beats and poetic lyricism, as they provide a medium to convey my emotions, aspirations, and societal observations.” – Josvani

Josvani connects with like-minded artists through hip-hop’s authenticity, fostering unity and understanding. Josvani finds his voice through hip-hop’s dynamic and diverse narratives.

Josvani is preparing for upcoming events including live performances at SXSW, collaborations, and attending All-Star Weekend as his single gains momentum. He aims to redefine hip-hop with his unique talent and infectious beats. Stay tuned to witness his mark on the industry.

Stream “Who You Wit” today. Follow Josvani on social media for daily updates and more.

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Sumaki Lei Shows Off Vocal Boldness In “Forever” Produced by Ghost Da Kid

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Sumaki Lei shows off sass and vocal boldness in her new single “Forever” and flows effortlessly over multi-platinum producer Ghost Da Kid’s enticing production. Lei is confident in what she wants and desires and holds no punches conveying that. Press play to experience a sexy dose of grown music and connect with Sumaki Lei below.

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DJ FMCT Taps Kalan FrFr For New Single “Needed Love”

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DJ FMCT’s first-ever album titled Devoted features the first official single “Needed Love” with RocNation artist KalanFrfr.

Born Maliki DeCampos, The rising star hails from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Passionate about music since childhood and now making waves in the hip-hop scene. DJ FMCT created hits like “Should’ve Ducked” and “Smoking & Thinking” in collaboration with Lil Durk.

“My journey into music started practically as soon as I could talk,” DJ FMCT reveals.

Old-school music in childhood sowed the seeds of his love for music. When asked about their most proud achievement as musicians, DJ FMCT humbly responds, “In my opinion, my greatest achievement was the moment I started hearing my music played beyond the boundaries of my city.”

His production resonates in the music industry, with many tracks he worked on with Durk landing on the Billboard Top 100. Three words that describe him are “astounding,” “devoted,” and “profound.”

DJ FMCT’s tracks showcase his dedication to the art form, featuring thunderous 808s and his sought-after signature bounce of modern trap. He is influenced by industry giants like Murda Beats, Southside, and Timbaland, and infuses his unique touch.

The album is supported by collaborations with renowned artists such as Lil Durk, G Herbo, Esparo, and many more.

Stream “Needed Love” below and check out more on DJ FMCT on social media.

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