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Renz Julian presents “From A Peasant 2 A King” – A Field Of Dreamz Ent/Empire Distribution

 

Born and raised in the east Bay Area of Northern California, Lorenzo “Renz Julian” King (formerly known as Playa Renz) is a talented rapper, singer, and producer with an intriguing story to tell. Raised in a single-parent home in Antioch, Ca, Renz left an unstable drug-filled environment and hit the streets at 14 years old, bouncing from home to home. In West Oakland Ca he ended up with a friend and business partner “Salim the Uneek” to form the record label Field Of Dreamz Ent.

 

A talented athlete, Renz played college football at St. Mary’s College and was invited to NFL and CFL training camps, playing a short stint as an Arena Football player with Rapid City in the NIFL. Ultimately Renz decided that music was his true passion and since has released numerous mixtapes, singles, & independent albums garnering radio and video airplay worldwide.

 

Recognized by some of the top artists in the hip-hop community,  Renz has collaborated or performed with the likes of E-40, Twista, B-Legit, Keak Da Sneak, Spice 1, Kurupt, The Jacka (RIP), Mistah FAB, Clyde Carson, J. Stalin, & Mike Marshall to name a few. Renz is also the founder of “RENZ 510 Radio”, an internet radio station that plays West Coast Hip-hop, found on the Tunein app and at 510radio.com.  You can learn more about his background from the documentary movie  “Renz Julian Thug Scholarship” now on Amazon Prime.

 

Renz Julian released his 5th studio album “From A Peasant 2 A King” on December 2nd, 2022. The birthday release features Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Young Buck, Spice-1, and Richie Rich. Also, Renz collaborates with his daughter Mya King on the standout track “Circle of Life”. The album’s title describes Lorenzo King aka Renz Julian‘s rise from orphan to a successful entrepreneur.

 

In 2020, Renz founded the East Bay Kings, a pro basketball team in the ABA and program to help upcoming athletes, artists,, and entrepreneurs achieve success. A documentary is currently in the works with a tentative release date of Summer 2023. Production was handled in-house by Renz himself on the 17-track project released on Field Of Dreamz Ent./Empire Distribution. The album will be available on renzjulian.com, Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital retailers.

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland releases his debut solo instrumental album Foundation

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland has released his debut solo album Foundation via MNRK Music, a 20 track instrumental project that seamlessly blends his hip hop-fuelled musical inspirations over the years. Boasting production credits with a who’s who of rap superstars including DrakeEPMDThe ClipseDef SquadMethod ManKardinal OffishallSaukratesMaestro Fresh Wes and many more, Foundation arrives as a follow up to his last critically-acclaimed 2022 release Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements album, and its prior accompanying series, that celebrated, showcased and highlighted a wide range of North American rap icons alongside emerging Indigenous rappers. “This album represents the first time I did something musically that was just strictly by myself. No MCs or singers. Just me alone. Producer and engineer,” explains the Scarborough-born producer/engineer who has quietly worked behind the scenes for decades, producing, mixing and/or engineering records from the likes of Canadian urban music legends including Glenn LewisGhetto ConceptJelleestoneChoclair and k-os. “I was in NYC going through beats in the studio and I was looking at the last two albums I released and the instrumental versions, and it made me think about how guys like DJ Muggs and The Alchemist have been doing instrumental albums for years. I spoke to my A&R and VP about the idea, and then locked myself in the studio and banged out and revamped a couple beats and it just all came together.” 

Strickland pays homage to his neighborhood roots on “Scarboro Forever”, and references his career sustenance on “The Journey”, but what lies at the core of the highly rhythmic, breezy and boom bap-inspired production on Foundation, is that at its core, it reminds listeners of what it takes to make a hit record – the production, which is the foundation. But the album title carries deeper layers of meaning. “Music is the foundation of any song, and I am a part of the foundation of the ‘Toronto Sound’. Any good project needs a solid foundation. And say what you want about me, but I’m a finisher. I always deliver.” Foundation delivers on all fronts, and appeals to music lovers of many stripes, as its contemporary sonic edges are rounded out nicely by its timeless classic old school musical sensibilities. 

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DeeYounginn Releases Anticipated Album ‘Glockk Babyy 2’

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DeeYounginn, the up-and-coming rapper from Charlotte, has just dropped his much-anticipated album, “Glockk Babyy 2,” via South Coast Music Group.

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This 10-track album features his latest single, “Right Now,” along with standout tracks like “Hood Trophy,” “Gen 5,” and “No More.” DeeYounginn sticks to his signature rowdy street style, delivering an intense and captivating listening experience from start to finish.

DeeYounginn first made waves in 2019 with “ahhh bag,” quickly building a loyal fanbase. By 2021, he had solidified his spot in the rap scene with popular mixtapes like “Hardest Younginn Out” and “Next 2 Blow.” “Glockk Babyy 2” is perfect for new listeners, highlighting his talent as he edges closer to mainstream fame.

You can stream the full album below and follow DeeYounginn on social media for all the latest updates.

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland releases his debut solo instrumental album Foundation

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Grammy and Juno Award-winning producer/engineer David Strickland has released his debut solo album Foundation viaMNRK Music, a 20 track instrumental project that seamlessly blends his hip hop-fuelled musical inspirations over the years. Boasting production credits with a who’s who of rap superstars including DrakeEPMDThe ClipseDef SquadMethod ManKardinal OffishallSaukratesMaestro Fresh Wes and many more, Foundation arrives as a follow up to his last critically-acclaimed 2022 release Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements album, and its prior accompanying series, that celebrated, showcased and highlighted a wide range of North American rap icons alongside emerging Indigenous rappers. “This album represents the first time I did something musically that was just strictly by myself. No MCs or singers. Just me alone. Producer and engineer,” explains the Scarborough-born producer/engineer who has quietly worked behind the scenes for decades, producing, mixing and/or engineering records from the likes of Canadian urban music legends including Glenn LewisGhetto ConceptJelleestoneChoclair and k-os.

“I was in NYC going through beats in the studio and I was looking at the last two albums I released and the instrumental versions, and it made me think about how guys like DJ Muggs and The Alchemist have been doing instrumental albums for years. I spoke to my A&R and VP about the idea, and then locked myself in the studio and banged out and revamped a couple beats and it just all came together.” 

Strickland pays homage to his neighborhood roots on “Scarboro Forever”, and references his career sustenance on “The Journey”, but what lies at the core of the highly rhythmic, breezy and boom bap-inspired production on Foundation, is that at its core, it reminds listeners of what it takes to make a hit record – the production, which is the foundation. But the album title carries deeper layers of meaning. “Music is the foundation of any song, and I am a part of the foundation of the ‘Toronto Sound’. Any good project needs a solid foundation. And say what you want about me, but I’m a finisher. I always deliver.” Foundation delivers on all fronts, and appeals to music lovers of many stripes, as its contemporary sonic edges are rounded out nicely by its timeless classic old school musical sensibilities. 

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