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(Video) 401 WST and Zach Zoya – “Won’t Put U Thru That” @401wst

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Today 401 WST release the first single and video for “Won’t Put U Thru That” with Zach Zoya from their much anticipated forthcoming EP Our House Volume 2, available Fall 2021 on Kyngdom Records / JN SHPPRD. 401 WST is an electronic and house music duo comprised of world-renowned DJ-artist 4KORNERS (Toronto Raptors official DJ) and producer Ashton Adams , named after the provincial highway that connects their hometowns of Cambridge and Toronto respectively. Through their mutual love of house music and their fascination with its Black culture roots, the duo collaborated with Montreal’s Zach Zoya (7ieme Ciel/Universal Music Canada), a fast-rising star on the Canadian rap and R&B scene, to create a bouncy, dance floor ready ode to real love that is sure to become an anthem this summer.

“Won’t Put U Thru That is a love song made for the dancefloor that’s mostly about heartbreak and hope, but with a pulse,” explains 4KORNERS about the inspiration behind the new single. “We wanted to make a classic love song by blending the energy of house music from the originators of the genre, paying homage to the godfathers like Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Larry Levan, Inner City and many more, but doing it our way with a modern twist, for the new generation of club and festival kids.” Adds Ashton Adams: “This is also an intentional collaboration of three Black artists coming together to celebrate house music’s Black culture roots and to create a song that everyone can enjoy and sing along to whether you are on the dance floor or driving in your car listening to it on the radio.”

Citing the origins of house music as their inspiration, 401 WST express their deep love for the unique, innovative, and most of all, pure nature of the music and the Black DJ’s and producers who started it all. Being shut out of the mainstream due to racism, classism and homophobia, the forefathers created their own spaces and sounds, birthing an entire movement in the process. If you fast forward to today, there appears to be a cultural erasure of sorts, where these music forms have become detached from their Black culture roots, and from the communities themselves that birthed the art form. By fusing the essence of what was, with the technology of what is, 401 WST are making House Music Black Again, and composing genuine soulful house music for all who come to lose themselves in it. The captivating video for “Won’t Put U Thru That” was directed by Nukky.

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RANNA ROYCE’S Dark and Twisted New Tale, “SMITH & WESSON”, Will Blow You Away

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Promising Cali lyricist RANNA ROYCE is back with a vengeance and a gun in todays new offering – SMITH & WESSON. RANNA’s latest creation is a follow-up to her KXNG CROOKED assisted single, WORDPLAY, and is without a doubt her most powerful narration to date.

Paired once again with her equally talented co-creators, Isqo and Izzy, RANNA showcases her wordplay dexterity throughout SMITH & WESSON with her semi-automatic speed. Set against the backdrop of this American Psycho-inspired music video, RANNA switches effortlessly from victim to miscreant as her dark and twisted narrative unfolds, gleefully reveling in her own depravity. As usual, her signature, trippy, Tim Burton-esque visual will have you screaming, “I’ll have what she’s having!”

If you are checking RANNA’s music out for the first time, you should know that SMITH & WESSON is no anomaly. Previous releases like Kay IveySilent Night (Carol Flo), and Oh Shoot see everything from abortion, rape, and school shootings coming in to her crosshairs. RANNA’s gift though is that her bar-for-bar poignancy and riebald black humor are never obfuscated by even the ghastliest of tales.

SMITH & WESSON is out now everywhere to stream!

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Mooktoven Wants You To “Hit Em Up” With Unfoonk

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Atlanta never misses when it comes to hip hop stars. Platinum hitmaker and rising music artist
Mooktoven is putting on for ATL in a major way. Coming fresh off the release of his “Hit Em Up single featuring Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk, he is balancing being a CEO of his own label, signing a publishing recording deal with Empire and being one of the hottest creatives in the south.

Adding Unfoonk to this release was genius as the two have a musical chemistry that is unmatched. As Mook produces and raps fans get a chance to see how he bridges the two in a sonically pleasing trap  manner. The original trap cadences mixed with both of the emcees thriving vocals creating a memorable listening experience for the ear. Unfoonk does a great job of showcasing his raw talent making it easy for Mook to craft up yet another hit single.

“Hit ‘Em Up” is essentially the lead single off of Mook’s forthcoming highly anticipated Mooktoven Season 5 project release. As it is scheduled to be released before the end of the year, this is the perfect holdover for fans to salivate on until the project releases. This single is a record you didn’t even know you needed in your life. The high quality of production is something Mookotven prides himself in.

Press play below to listen to Mooktoven’sHit Em Up” single featuring Unfoonk.

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