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Interview: Upcoming Artist Aaron Reflex Shares New EP ‘Reflex Season’

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New York-based artist Aaron Reflex (Real name Mustafah Aaron Steele) has released his debut EP Reflex Season. The EP reflects on themes in Aaron’s life while displaying his effervescent style. Featuring standout tracks like “Hood Cinderella” and “Bands On Me” the nine-track EP shows off Reflex’s unique voice and ability for creating music.
With a vocal character rooted in hip-hop and R&B origins, Reflex’s sound has evolved to blend elements of trap-soul and emotion. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources, musical and otherwise, Reflex’s music delivers captivating sounds and infectious beats. His distinct vocals and lyrical nuance anchor his idealistic thoughts and flows.
Make sure you stream the project Reflex Season, out now. And keep reading to learn more about him as an artist.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now?
I was born in Bronx, NY and moved when I was five to Queens, NY. I always lived in NY but I have visited and performed in Atlanta, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, and a few other states.
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
My artist name is Aaron Reflex. My real name is Mustafah Aaron Steele. I came up with Aaron Reflex by mixing my middle name with Reflex. I also wanted something that a million other people didn’t have. When I googled it no one came up so I claimed it. Now I come up on Google and it’s a blessing to see the growth over time. Reflex honestly use to be part of my Xbox gamertag so I put it together. At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?  Music has always been something I wanted to do. It doesn’t matter if it was singing, playing instruments, or trying to teach myself from YouTube. I always had fun doing it and enjoyed seeing myself level up. I taught myself how to sing. I have always known music is something I would like to do because it’s fun to create. I like being in control of what I’m doing and have fun doing it. Who wouldn’t want to do what they love? Where I come from, a lot of people are not successful. Music started out as a recreational activity that I took very seriously but is constantly turning into something bigger. I would always work on music and my sound after school or work. All of college I made music and constantly released to SoundCloud and did singing covers and remixes consistently to different songs.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
Music has been part of my life since I was young. I always liked singing and was dared by my friend in third grade to raise my hand and audition for a solo in chorus class. He bet me $5 and I was thinking this is an easy $5 at the time. I raised my hand and actually sounded okay. Fast forward, I sung every year after that in elementary school and did many solos in chorus class. In middle school I learned to play guitar and piano thanks to my music teacher and many YouTube videos. I performed for the graduation playing guitar every year in middle school. In high school I was still singing but not performing as much as when I was younger.  I was performing for friends. I got better at rapping because I use to sing and my friend rapped — they said I just liked singing to the girls so I worked on my rapping a lil bit more and got better. Now I can freestyle really good and can even have people throw in words. As I’m rapping and incorporate them well into the freestyle.

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(Video) Sir Will – “Weight Up” @IAMSIRWILL

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Compton bred Phoenix based rapper Sir Will just released the new single and video. “Weight Up” is a dynamic hip hop anthem dedicated to appreciating the beauty, decadence, and finer things in life featuring Sir Will’s signature charismatic feel-good flow.

“Weight Up” is all about investing in yourself; putting in the work and celebrating the results. As Sir Will puts it, “The term ‘Weight Up’ stands for whatever you’re doing in life. You can always do it better and go harder.”

Antonio Reid Jr. brought together multi-platinum, Grammy nominated West Coast legend Rhythm D (Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mack 10, Paperboy) and Grammy nominated, Billboard award winning icon Bobby Keyz of the Loopholes (Future, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Moneybagg Yo) to produce the hard-hitting, razor-sharp sound of “Weight Up”.

Sir Will is a defining new voice in the hip hop community who has worked alongside iconic collaborators such as Judge Da Boss, Drumma Boy, and Battlecat. His last single “Moment of Truth” gained more than 180,000 streams on Youtube. He has received high acclaim from EARMILK, Lyrical Lemonade and more. Under his own label Will Do It Entertainment, “Weight Up” is the next step in Sir Will’’s dynamic career.

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(Deluxe) Dirty 1000 – “Keep The Water Running” @1gmusic

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Dirty 1000, South Florida native is releasing a deluxe album for “Keep The Water Running”. The highly exalted album came out in April and features popular tracks such as “No Hook” and “Lets Talk”.

The inspiration behind the deluxe album came naturally; Dirty says being in a good space allowed him to have fun while making quality music. The project features artists such as Koly P, B. Smyth, Trapland Pat, and Gank Gank, who are all also from Broward County, Florida.

Being in the right place at the right time is how Dirty describes the collaboration process on this album; “each one of those guys have so much to offer the world I’m just happy they were willing and excited to create with me”, Dirty says.

Listeners can expect to hear more from Dirty and the features on this deluxe album. Dirty looks forward to “working with others who not only love to create but love to keep the water running with this music”.

“I can’t wait for you all to hear the deluxe and make sure to stay tuned in for future releases from myself & 1GMusic” he tells fans.

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(Album) Pricy – Posse In Effect @_Pricy_

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Pricy drops his third album of 2022 with the brand new, self-produced project “Posse In Effect,” available now on Apple Music, Spotify, and more!

Following up the release of “No Game, No Glory” and “9:19” Pricy triples down on his grind and shows why 2022 is his break-out year musically. Calling on some of Portland’s hottest artists “Posse In Effect” features Mic Capes, Hiiway, T Spoon, Libretto, Easy McCoy, B3hree, L.C. Jetsen, ID Smitty, Milc, and Old Grape God – all mixed and mastered by Zebulon Dak. Pricy flexes his vast musical knowledge flipping some of the funkiest and smoothest grooves all throughout “Posse In Effect.”

Showing the maturity of a veteran rapper, Pricy is having his way with every song lyrically, moving in and out of pockets while dropping wordplay and game like only he can. For the raw, underground lovers Pricy delivers a project that sounds like golden era hip hop but in 2022, a perfect addition to his flawless catalog. One of many standout tracks is, “No Sleep till Vegas” with Pricy and T Spoon trading high-class bars over the silky smooth instrumental. Making Portland Hip Hop look good worldwide, Pricy continues repping his Castle Ill brand and putting on for his hometown with every release.

Press play on Posse In Effect and be sure to follow Pricy on Twitter and Instagram for more updates and music.

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