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PORTSMOUTH RAP ARTIST AND SONGWRITER DARKSTARGRAVER UNVEILS DEBUT EP ‘BURNING BRIDGES’

Hailing from the south coast of England in Portsmouth, DARKSTARGRAVER is an exciting UK rap prospect for 2020, who comes highly recommended if you like the hard-hitting sounds of Octavian, Skepta, Denzel Curry, A$AP Rocky, or Kojey Radical. Led by introductory tracks ‘CodeRED’ and ‘Snakes & Ladders’, which were released earlier this year to rave reviews, Burning Bridges is the debut EP from the 22-year old British Zambian rapper, singer and songwriter DarkStarGraver.

While he cut his teeth and honed his skills in the south of England, and has established himself at the forefront of the emerging Hip Hop scene in Portsmouth, DarkStarGraver draws his influences from diverse cultures and backgrounds, having experienced life all over the UK in his very young 22 years, from Birmingham to Kensal Green to Richmond to Glasgow – travels and experiences which have shaped his perspective, musical tastes and styles, as is evident on his new Burning Bridges EP.

Sonically, Burning Bridges sees DarkStarGraver taking an international approach, working with producers from Russia, Germany and America to help map out the global rap sound of the record, including Minnesota producer P.SOUL, who has worked with YBN Cordae, Trippie Redd, XXXTENTACION, and Joey Bada$$, Russian beatsmith Roman RSK, whose credits include producing for Nasty C, The Underachievers, and ELLEVN, and NC-based producer Airavata, who has worked with German chart-topper Apache 207, French pop star Maxenss, and Venezuelan trap music frontrunner Big Soto.

As for the themes the Burning Bridges EP addresses, DarkStarGraver is vulnerable from the start as he discusses fake love and cutting off dead weight on the defensive ‘Without A Heart’ and the EP’s title track ‘Burning Bridges’, and on ‘Last One Standing’, ‘Snakes & Ladders’ and ‘CodeRED’, he is in defiant self-motivational mode, while ‘Seeing The Signs’ sees him learning a hard lesson on trust and loyalty, with the Portsmouth rap artist coming to terms with the conflict in his life and letting go on ‘Walk On By’, and finding the peace he needs to move forward on ‘Winning Lane’.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his Burning Bridges EP, DarkStarGraver says, “this project explores the mental & spiritual changes I went through, my personal chrysalis from light to dark, the road from chaotic rage into compassion & tranquillity. It’s all about the paths we can take, even the track titles make reference to this, as well as the artwork being a Japanese Torii Gate, which symbolizes the transition from the mundane into the sacred. Around the time of writing this ‘Burning Bridges’ project, I came to realize that the people I had close to me weren’t on the same vibration as me, when I was striving for more in my life.

I’m not afraid of showing my deepest vulnerabilities or being open with my emotions, I feel it’s important to share my personal truths, and while this can be intense, I want to be real with my thoughts and experiences. Making this EP was a moment of self-discovery for me, as I had to let go of the people and things that were no longer doing any good for me, in order to serve my highest purpose. I had to burn a couple of bridges along the way to find peace within myself, this feels like a real journey start to finish”.

‘BURNING BRIDGES’ EP TRACKLIST

  1. Without A Heart
  2. Burning Bridges
  3. Last One Standing (featuring Frank Myth)
  4. Snakes & Ladders
  5. CodeRED
  6. Seeing The Signs
  7. Walk On By (featuring Fatal K)
  8. Winning Lane

 

‘BURNING BRIDGES’ UK AUTUMN TOUR DATES

November 29 – Fiddlers Elbow, London, UK

November 30 – Heartbreakers Bar, Southampton, UK

December 2 – The Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth, UK

December 3 – Cowley Club, Brighton, UK

December 5 – St. George Hotel, Kent, UK

More Dates to be Confirmed

 

CONNECT WITH DARKSTARGRAVER

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/DarkStarGraver

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DarkStarGraver

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DarkStarGraver

 

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Nikko Tesla ‘Black Hill Ave II’ (Album)

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Nikko Tesla announces the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Black Hill Ave II.’  The 12-track project embodies a variety of moods from throwback vibes, enticing tracks for the ladies, street anthems, and innovative blends for Hip Hop heads to embrace regardless of age.

“Black Hill Ave II is a soulful walk through the inner city, full of raw emotion”

The album features an elite selection of multifaceted artists including Notes82, Shea Barz, Scrilla Gambino, Stephanie Robinson, Geallo, Fancy Lafare, X-Yle, and Nik Moody. The production, no two tracks the same, heightens Tesla’s lyrical miskeen and journey through Black Hill Ave, which molded Tesla into the man and artist he is today.  The kaleidoscopes of instruments, bass, and cadences are soul gripping and sure to wake up the senses.

Nikko Tesla’s intricate wordplay weaves an autobiographical tale, incomparable in deliverance and impression. Listen to the full album and connect with Nikko Tesla below.

Black Hill Ave II on preferred platforms

Nikko Tesla on Facebook – Nikko Tesla Music | Instagram @innikkowetrust | Twitter @nikko_tesla

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(EP) B3hree – Truth Hurts ft Cool Nutz (Produced by TOPE) @B3hree454 @itsTOPE @CoolNutz

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San Francisco rapper B3hree was on a tear all 2020 releasing music and visuals and continues his hot streak with his new EP “Truth Hurts,” available now on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and more. Produced entirely by Portland/Oakland artist TOPE, B3hree gives us smooth flows, vicious wordplay, and plenty of free game over the soulful and mobby production. Entering the rap game with his freshmen release, Death Of A Salesman – B3hree has kept his foot on the gas with the recently released Cradle 2 The Grave album with Napalm, as well as appearing all over The Pare Tape by DJ Sonz and a string of dope singles released recently.

On “Truth Hurts” B3hree shows us his lyrical capabilities and song-writing skills continue to grow with every release. Opening up the EP with “Truth Hurts Radio,” TOPE and B3hree have a little fun in the studio while keeping the bars to a high standard. On “Run It Up” B3hree shows us how to make a few dollars and keep it in the circle while maneuvering his flow over the nasty bassline. Be sure to check out the Official Music Video for “Run It Up” featuring cameos from Nump, Alien Mac Kitty, DJ Sonz, and much more. Also, check out the all-star remix for “Run It Up” featuring verses from NW Hip Hop legend Cool Nutz and the man behind the beats, TOPE. Songs like “Ceiling Fan” and “All Day” are also standouts, showing B3hree’s craftiness on the mic, sneaking in punchlines and bars at every corner. Only his second solo release, Truth Hurts” is a testament to the work B3hree has been putting in on his craft in the studio and in the community to make sure his impact is felt.

Be sure to check out B3hree on Instagram for updates on new “Truth Hurts” merchandise, his new website, and the Official Music Video for the “Run It Up” Remix all dropping soon!

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