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Sharoyce Enlists A-F-R-O For “WOAT Inferno” Single & Chops It Up With MJ



Richmond Indiana native & indie Hip Hop artist Sharoyce aka Da WOAT delivers his new record “WOAT Inferno.” The single out now on all platforms is produced by and features A-F-R-0. Over classic cuts and scratches and a chilling backdrop, Sharoyce proclaims his stake in the industry. A catchy hook solidifies his lyrical message and invigorating drive. Sharoyce shows off his ability to offer music that both old and new schools of Hip Hop can head-nod to. Check out the interview below where he chops it up about the single, working with A-F-R-O, the Hip Hop scene in Indiana, and much more.

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In the interview below, the Richmond, Indiana native chops it up below about the record, linking with A-F-R-O, upcoming events, and more.

MJ: Before we jump right into your brand-new hit single “WOAT Inferno” introduce yourself to those who might not be familiar (shame on them).

Sharoyce: Tis all good. I’m still a baby out here. I’m Sharoyce a.k.a Da WOAT (acronym for “Wackest of All Time”). I’m trying to peddle my garbage to the masses one track at a time.

MJ: You are based out of Richmond, Indiana. Tell us about the Hip Hop scene there, I know each coast or city has its own flow and mantra.

Sharoyce: Richmond is a small community with roughly about 34,000 people in it. Everyone kind of knows everyone, so the communal rhythm is like that of the Heaven’s Gate cult. I like the fact that the cost of living is so cheap, but the Hip Hop scene is non-existent.

MJ: You’re not an up-and-coming artist, you are seasoned. Talk about that progression in your career.

Sharoyce: It’s been pretty much a trial-by-error journey since I started jotting lines back in 2003. I bought a little Pro Tools set up back in 2009, where I cut my teeth on the ins and outs of the DAW. In 2012, I started to book sessions at professional studios. It took me some time, but I gradually learned how to construct a record over the years, but I’m still garbage.

MJ: Let’s get down to the new single. Take us through the process from idea to creation to production to final canvas.

Sharoyce: I’d been listening to A-F-R-O since I caught wind of him back in 2014. The fact that one of the best rappers to ever grace the mic took him under his wing instantly sold me on the young guy. Over the years, I’d been reaching out to some of my favorite MCs for features and I decided to hit him up on IG. He showed love on the production (w/scratches) and he even laid a verse down for me. I swiftly laid my mumble rap down and sent the session files over to my engineer.

MJ: Some Hip Hop legends coin A-F-R-O as an indie G.O.A.T., do you concur?

Sharoyce: For a legend, he’s humble. All I had to do was reach out to him on social media. I gave him his flowers and we proceeded to get the work done. He sent me back the verse in less than a few hours.

MJ: What are your expectations for the single, and what can fans expect?

Sharoyce: I just want the fans to know that even a low-tier amateur such as myself isn’t afraid to step on the track with the greatest. I expect to be crowned the worst to do it after they hear this one.

MJ: Is the single taken from a released project or one that is forthcoming? Will there be an upcoming video for the single?

Sharoyce: I have no plans of releasing an album anytime soon. A video isn’t totally out of the question, but for now, there are no plans for that either.

MJ: Where can fans and audiences catch you this summer? Are any performances or events, or collaborations in the works?

Sharoyce: They’ll be able to catch me at open mics and events within the area. I have upcoming collaborations with Big Rube (Dungeon Family/Society of Soul), Mark Battles, T-Rell (Empire), Honey-B-Sweet, Sadzilla, Rx The Rapper, and many others. I’d like to work with Elzhi and Kool Keith as well, so I’m working on lining those two up too.

MJ: Before we wrap up, can you share three essential gems you live by to ensure your success continues to move forward?

Sharoyce: Never be quick to modify your art due to criticism, drink lots of water, and don’t fall behind on child support because they’re locking n*ggas up for that.

MJ: Is there anything else you want to share with the world?

Sharoyce: Sharoyce is WOAT. You Betta know it, family. I’ll be dropping new music on Bandcamp soon and you can be on the Lookout for Ghostface Monkeypaw w/ me and Copywrite, as well as RhymeTyme Freestyle w/ Houston’s Viper The Rapper.

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Panessia Young, R&B Icon, Drops “Change” to Enhance Her Impressive 20-Year Catalog



Panessia Young, a native of Columbia, SC, has forged her path in the music industry with resilience and skill. Born into a military family, she grew up alongside her three siblings under the care of her dedicated mother, allowing her the opportunity to live abroad in places like Amburg, Germany. It was during her formative years there that Panessia discovered her passion for singing, often participating in talent shows alongside her family.

Her love for music deepened throughout high school, where she transitioned from local talent shows to recording sessions in a friend’s home studio and performing in various theatrical productions. After graduating, Panessia fully committed herself to music, embarking on a journey to establish herself as a respected artist. This dedication led her to Quantum Beats Studio in Columbia, SC, where in 2008 she recorded and released her debut album, “Panessia,” marking the beginning of her professional career.

Panessia’s commitment to her craft soon brought her significant opportunities, including sharing stages with renowned R&B figures like Lenny Williams and Calvin Richardson. Despite not making the final cut, her audition for “The Voice” in Los Angeles in 2011 fueled her determination to pursue broader recognition.

Drawing inspiration from icons such as Whitney Houston, Patty LaBelle, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige, Panessia has honed a distinctive R&B sound characterized by soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Her independent spirit and musical prowess have earned her multiple awards, including the Southern Plug Music Awards’ Female R&B Artist of the Year in 2019 and 2022, and recognition from the Metro Music Awards as Vocalist and Female R&B Artist of the Year.

Today, Panessia Young continues to make waves as an independent force in the music industry, continually evolving her artistry through collaborations and creative ventures. Her latest release, “Change,” resonates with a powerful message of societal transformation for a better world. Released today, the track combines smooth beats with Panessia’s captivating vocals, offering a compelling musical experience that speaks directly to R&B enthusiasts and advocates of meaningful music alike.

As she continues to write, create, and perform across the United States, Panessia remains steadfast in her mission to elevate her music to new heights. With each new single and album, including “I Can Only Be Me” and “Stay In Your Lane,” she solidifies her reputation as an influential figure in the industry, poised to leave a lasting impact with her soul-stirring melodies and unwavering dedication to her craft.

Experience the transformative power of Panessia Young’s new single “Change” – available now on all major streaming platforms.


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K Carbon & YTB Fatt Link Up For “My Money” From ‘Diary of a Hustler’




Emerging Memphis-based artist K Carbon is poised to mesmerize audiences once more with her much-awaited project, Diary of a Hustler.

With a style that is a unique blend of Southern hip-hop elements and insightful storytelling, K Carbon is set to take her audience on a captivating journey through her new release, leaving them intrigued and curious.

Diary of a Hustler goes beyond being just an album; it’s a powerful journey into the heart and soul of urban life, offering an unfiltered look into a true hustler’s struggles, triumphs, and reflections. With tracks that echo raw honesty and authenticity, K Carbon fearlessly invites her audience to dive deep into the stories and experiences that have defined her journey as an artist and individual.

This album, featuring collaborations with YTB Fatt, Big 30, and Mello Buckzz and a special reunion with her girls Glorilla, Gloss Up, and Slimeroni on “Jealous A$$ Bitc#,” is an unapologetic portrayal of resilience and artistry.

When talking about Diary of a Hustler, K Carbon explained, “This project is all about my personal growth and the hustle mentality that drives my life and music. It’s about embracing the grind, being true to yourself, and never losing sight of the big picture.”

K Carbon’s album offers a wide range of tracks, demonstrating the artist’s versatility. From powerful anthems to soulful reflections, each is carefully created to deeply connect with listeners.

Blending classic Southern hip-hop aesthetics with modern production techniques, Diary of a Hustler will undoubtedly stand out as a significant addition to K Carbon’s discography.

Watch “My Money” above, than stream Diary of a Hustler below.

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



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.

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