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Discover New Jersey’s Hidden Gem: TAZ Brickz and “Affiliated By Association”

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In Newark, NJ, one artist stands out with her unique style and captivating creativity. TAZ Brickz, a talented artist known for her distinctive flows, has been making waves in the music industry. Her latest mixtape, “Affiliated By Association,” released on all streaming platforms on September 11th, is a testament to her passion and dedication.

TAZ Brickz, a proud native of Newark, NJ, is not just an artist; she’s a force of nature. Her music consistently demonstrates originality, creativity, and captivating flows that leave listeners in awe. TAZ’s style is unparalleled, and her talent is undeniable, making her a rising star to watch in the music world.

TAZ’s latest release, “Affiliated By Association,” is more than just a mixtape; it’s a musical journey through the rich and diverse Newark music scene. This all-feature mixtape showcases the talents of artists of all ages, from high school students, as featured in “Pick One” (Track 11), to well-known names in the Jersey music landscape, like Fliip Ruskii and Du$ay. The collaboration creates a musical tapestry that highlights the depth of talent within Newark.

One of the most impressive aspects of TAZ’s journey is her list of notable collaborations. She has worked with industry giants like Treach from Naughty By Nature, an influential figure in her music and an integral part of her musical family. Additionally, TAZ has graced tracks alongside MMG artist Gunplay and collaborated with renowned producer Miek J, a fellow Newark native whose role in bringing these features together was indispensable.

TAZ’s stage presence matches the electrifying nature of her music. Opening for artists such as Sha Ek, Bandman Rill, MC Vert, Rah Digga, Rowdy Rebel, Set Da Trend, Wan Billz, and Sugarhill DDot has solidified her reputation as an engaging performer. Moreover, the anticipation is building for her upcoming performance on November 10th at XL nightclub, where she’ll be opening for Suki, promising an unforgettable live experience.

TAZ’s journey is fueled by family, particularly her younger brother, who serves as her primary inspiration. His influence and the unwavering support of her family have played a pivotal role in her relentless pursuit of success. TAZ’s commitment to her craft is unwavering, and her music is a testament to her passion and dedication.

In “Affiliated By Association,” TAZ Brickz invites listeners into her world, offering a taste of her unique style and boundless talent. Her journey is one of inspiration, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to making her mark in the music world. Keep an eye on TAZ, for she is on the rise, and her star shines brighter than ever.

Connect with TAZ:

Instagram: @therealtazbrickz
Facebook: Etrillz Wavey
TikTok: taz_brickz
Spotify: Listen Here
Apple Music: Listen Here

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The Dowe Twins – Dance Dance Dance

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The era of teen geniuses and teentrepreneurs is here. Following their electrifying performance at the Signature Series Funhouse concert curated by Battlebear, the Dowe Twins are on the road to superstardom. While most 15-year-olds are focused on school and have little understanding of the world, these exceptional siblings have become the first-ever brother/sister rap collaboration. Bringing a unique twist to the Hip-Hop scene, the twins are making waves.

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Emerging from the challenges of the pandemic, the Dowe Twins are taking a stand for what is right. Their debut single, “Gonna Love Us,” boldly addresses gun violence and advocates for safer parks and areas for children. In the wake of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, Hip Hop Blvd recognized the twins as the future of the genre, praising their authenticity and ambition to set new standards.

Beyond their impact on the Hip-Hop industry, the Dowe Twins are also pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams with a Cuban link jewelry collection. At such a young age, they are truly embodying the spirit of innovation and excellence.

Their latest single Dance Dance Dance goes a different direction from their debut EP Perfectly Imperfect. While the EP brings the essence of both RNB and Hip Hop into a neat 5 song project Dance Dance Dance takes us to the present of Hip Hop in drill. The track show the versatility in their cadence and their presence. Even we were turnt up in the Rawrrzone listening to them.

Follow them everywhere @dowetwins

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JS aka The Best Delivers New Hit, “Single”

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In partnership with Roc Nation’s indie distribution company Equity, DMV multi-hyphenate JS aka The Best liberates his first audio contribution of the new year titled “Single.” Composed of storytelling lyrics centered around doing the self work needed to heal from your past before jumping into a new relationship, the slower tempo Afrobeats track is fused with soulful R&B, Hip-Hop, and elements of Go-Go.

Most known for providing instrumentation to artists like B.o.B., Twista, and Raheem DeVaughn as well as securing notable sync placements with the Washington Wizards, Netflix, and Cartoon Network, JS is just as seasoned in front of the camera as he is in the studio; boasting an acting resume that contains appearances on Hulu’s Wu-Tang An American Saga in addition to commercial spots for Macy’s and Starbucks. Recently tapped as a media personality for both popular gambling sportsbook DraftKings and trending celebrity news outlet The Shade Room, the fresh release finds him living up to his name with vivid colors.

Stream “Single” on your DSP of choice below via Weapon X Evolution and expect matching visuals to be released soon.

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Rawrrzone Picks – FaxoHxzrd Faded

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It’s amazing to see how much progress has been made, not only in the world of music but also in terms of tolerance and acceptance of different genres worldwide. Reflecting on their childhood, many can relate to not being allowed to listen to certain types of music, let alone pursue a career in it.

Growing up in a Greek household, there were limitations, and pursuing a career in music seemed like a distant dream. In many families, the expectation was to follow a more conventional path, such as becoming a teacher or a doctor. Back then, familial support for artistic endeavors was rare. However, as we step into 2024, things have significantly changed.

Parents are now not only supportive but encouraging of their children pursuing their creative dreams. There’s a newfound appreciation for the creative arts, and families play a crucial role in nurturing and supporting their children’s aspirations. This shift marks a significant change in societal attitudes towards creativity and the arts.

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The 12-track project, heavily influenced by New York drill with elements from the Vermont music scene, offers a smooth listening experience. The album not only showcases Faxohzrd’s confidence but also his passion for music.

As someone once told us, there’s a difference between artists who create to connect with their audience and those who create solely for profit. Faxohzrd aims to move his crowd and make them experience his music fully.

For example, in “Kobe Bryant,” he displays his pen game and wordplay, cleverly referencing the late Kobe Bryant’s jersey number, 24. Faxohxzrd takes his shot and never misses.

“Lobotomy” is a straight pen track where he exhibits some of his best bars, blending boom-bap and drill beats, giving off takeover vibes as he talks about eliminating his competition as if performing a lobotomy.

“On Me” is a track dedicated to the ladies. Faxohxzrd acknowledges the women in his life, recognizing how they have always supported him and declaring his affection for his dream woman. The song gave me a taste of Mac Miller while listening to it.

Although these were our favorites from the project, without giving too much away, you need to check out the entire project for yourself.

Make sure you follow him on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/faxohxzrd/

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