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Kamos Shares Emotionally-Driven New EP, ‘828: Vol. 3’

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Kamos delivers the third installment in his 828 EP series. Following the release of Volume 1 and 2, Volume 3 proves to be the BX emcee’s most introspective body of work to date. Touching on the topics of losing a loved one, economic woes, marriage, fatherhood, and work-life balance, the 3-track collection of songs features additional production from Beatsmith, Mike Lakes, Affy Avenue, and Reece Benjamin.

Detailing the significance of his latest drop in a press statement, the NYC lyricist shares:

“V3 is the first project where I speak candidly about the passing of my daughter, financial hardships, and get super vulnerable with my emotions.”

Hailing from The Bronx borough of New York City, C.K Reid, bka rapper/producer Kamos, is a self-taught musician who began his journey in the arts at the age of three. Always infatuated with the soulful sounds that come from music, his dad saw his passion for Hip-Hop as a youth and installed FL Studio on their family computer when he was nine. Shortly after he became familiar with the production software, Kamos’ father helped him transform his bedroom into a home studio.

In 2014, Kamos generated internet buzz with his nostalgic record “MYFB.” He shortly followed with “Own Supply,” a twist to Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments,” and then “Better Doe.” Kamos continued to build and perfect his sound, working with local talent as a producer for their records. Now focused fully on being a recording artist, in 2022 he released Volume 1 of his EP series 828. Volume 2 was released earlier this year in January.

Listen to 828:Volume 3 on your DSP of choice below via Kamos Music-DistroKid, and expect more content to be released from Kamos soon.

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Juelz Santana and Jadakiss Bring NYC Heat with “PNB” (Party N Bullshit)

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On June 21, 2024, the streets of NYC lit up with the release of “PNB (Party N Bullshit)” by Juelz Santana featuring Jadakiss. This new track, released under the ICFMF/ONErpm, is the leading single from Juelz Santana’s highly anticipated album “Better Late Than Never.” Behind the scenes, the track boasts the meticulous craftsmanship of producer and engineer Rijhay Derrick Sampson, a maestro in the industry with a proven track record.

 

For Rijhay Derrick Sampson, “PNB” is more than just a song; it is a testament to collaborative creativity and mutual respect in the music industry. “This record is special to me for many reasons,” Rijhay shares. “Not only does it mark Juelz’s leading single off his eagerly awaited album, but it also showcases the synergy of multiple talented producers.” Collaborating with Duke Dollars from Englewood, NJ, and R2daEez from Florida, Sampson emphasizes the importance of bringing diverse talents together. “Both Duke and R2daEez brought unique elements that were crucial in making the production happen. Giving others an opportunity to showcase their talents and helping them reach their next potential is what I consider most special.”

 

Sampson’s favorite lines from the track highlight the lyrical skills of Juelz Santana and Jadakiss, adding depth to the song’s dynamic beats. “Juelz’s line, ‘Yea I go hard for them bucks I’m Greek the freak .. boy back in rare form yea come in sneak a peak,’ captures his relentless drive and confidence,” Rijhay explains. “And Jadakiss’s verse, ‘No outsiders Everything In-house ..27 mill for the penthouse ..as long as the count is correct the shooters won’t get sent out,’ showcases his signature blend of street wisdom and luxury.”

 

With “PNB” poised to dominate the airwaves, fans can look forward to Juelz Santana’s full album “Better Late Than Never” dropping soon. As for Rijhay Derrick Sampson, his future in music production looks equally promising. He hints at more placements with major artists, continuing his legacy of creating chart-topping hits. Known for his platinum work on 2 Chainz’s “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” and notable contributions to tracks by Kevin Gates, Rich the Kid, and Akbar V, Sampson’s expertise and innovative approach to production set him apart in the industry.

 

“PNB” stands as a monumental collaboration, leading to a summer of unforgettable music.


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Kazon’s “Lost They Mind”: A Vivid Exploration of Urban Struggle and Survival

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From the heart of Southeast Washington, DC, where gunfire is a common sound and dreams often fade into shadows, comes a stark and powerful narrative: young men trapped in a relentless cycle of violence. This isn’t just a story of urban decay; it’s a raw portrayal of lives spiraling out of control, where every gunshot marks another soul lost in the chaos.

Kazon, a powerful voice from these streets, brings this reality to life with his latest track, “Lost They Mind.” His lyrics cut deep, exposing the harsh truths behind the headlines and statistics. Growing up amidst turmoil and uncertainty, Kazon understands the allure of the streets and the heavy price paid in blood.

Each verse of “Lost They Mind” is a testament to survival against overwhelming odds. Kazon speaks of friends turned enemies, brothers lost too soon to the merciless grip of violence. His perspective is grounded in personal experience, with scars that tell the story of nights filled with sirens and shattered glass.

This track is more than just a rap; it’s a call to action against complacency and ignorance. It’s a plea to break free from the cycle of self-destruction and reclaim lost potential. The chorus echoes like a mantra of despair and defiance: “N*ggas bustin’ shots like they lost they mind, like 25 to life never crossed they mind.” In Kazon’s world, redemption is not a distant dream but a gritty reality, fought for with every breath. He challenges listeners to face the uncomfortable truth: behind every statistic is a broken family, a grieving mother, and a community reeling from the impact of violence.

Check out the video here and support Kazon:

 

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Alex Jean & Darkchild Drop Must-Hear New Track “I Need Faith”

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Sampling Tem’s “Me & U,” Haitian Hip-Hop artist Alex Jean recruits Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Rodney Jerkins for his latest leak “I Need Faith.” Co-produced by Jack Lawson, the infectious yet inspirational cut finds the Florida native effortlessly rapping the song’s lyrics with his larger than life vocals. The record marks Jean’s addition to Darkchild’s Alienz Alive label and preview of what new found fans can expect going forward.

Born and raised in Orlando with an older sister and their parents, Alex Jean is no stranger to adversity or achievement. Though early on in grade school he was a self described troublemaker, getting into fights and causing mischief, his family eventually moved into a well to do neighborhood where he received a more suitable education. The graduate of Lake Minneola Highschool, credits his father’s musical talents, Michael Jackson, Reggaeton acts like Don Omar and the strong bond with his sibling as the foundation for his forward progression.

Prior to making the decision to be a full time recording artist, Alex thought he was going to be a guitarist but soon realized his voice was ultimately the instrument he’d be using to help influence the world and help people in it find freedom. Last year his “Love Like That” collaboration with Hulvey & Torey D’Shaun reached No. 45 on Billboard’s HCS chart and with new music loaded up he’s poised to make a lasting impact that transcends the status quo.

Stream “I Need Faith” on your DSP of choice below via Alienz Alive and follow Alex Jean on IG | HERE.

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