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East European Rapper SLKT4 Is Putting His Area On the Map

“The sound me and my team put together is wavy, often harsh and sometimes depressive.”

SLKT4 (pronounced as Selektah) hails from a post-soviet republic of East Europe. I make music to [really] tell people about the places I’ve been and have come from,” he tells AAHH.” He called his particular blend of hard-edged Hi-Hop East Wave. “The sound me and my team put together is wavy, often harsh and sometimes depressive,” he notes. “It’s all reflective of the reality we are living now because things here are a big contrast in comparison with the Western World (the US in particular).”

As he tells us, his father used to listen to American records — mainly rock. “That’s why I loved music in English from the start,” he says, noting his mother tongues are Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian.

His latest single, “Motorola,” is a bassy slice of relatable Hip Hop. “In 3 weeks I’m going to release another single which will sound more like ‘future r&b,’ rather than rap,” he says. “I’m also working on the mixtape called CheapLife.”

He cites one of his biggest influences in the game as Pac. “He is not just a rapper; he is not even just an artist or an actor. This guy is a legend. His spirit is in his music, that’s hard to find,” he says. “There are only a few artists who had that in their music, and most of them are dead now … I [also] had a big influence from Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain, and Motown in general.”

His biggest show to date was for an audience of 8 000. “They loved that shit,” he says of the experience. Ultimately, he’s aiming to put his area on the map. “[I want to be] the representative of our lifestyle and share it with the others. Become Gosha Rubchiskiy of the rap game.

“I’m really into production,” he says of his plans. “I want to produce records not only for myself but also for other artists.”
Check out “Motorola,” below.

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Pressure Dommer Teases His New EP With ”Dopeman” Single/Video

The big record is a brilliant look into the crystal ball of what to expect going forward.

Orlando, Florida, rapper Pressure Dommer is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his upcoming EP, 8. Set to be his biggest release to date since signing on with No Convo Entertainment — headed by acclaimed record producer Fye Jones — and to wet our appetites, has dropped off a new single and video, Dopeman.

Directed by Brill Adium, the shadowy visual is a cinematic experience, with Pressure on the late night grind; the at times frantic camera motion plays up the almost paranoia-ridden state of being experienced by a trafficker in the trap amid a sea of potential downfalls. The big record is a brilliant look into the crystal ball of what to expect going forward.

“I would describe my sound as reality music,” he tells AAHH, “very influential and soulful … full of jewels.” As he describes it, his grandad and grandma influenced him the most; “seeing them work hard to provide for multiple people — and do it from the bare minimum — [pushes me to strive for the best].

He also tells us that signing with No Convo rests among his most significant achievements. “It’s an opportunity for me to do what I love and be supported by a company that believes in me,” he says.

With his eye on the prize, and the goal of creating a lasting legacy in the music industry, Pressure is one of the hungriest rappers we’ve come across in a minute. “We’re getting this project ready for the masses,” he confidently, pointing toward the near future. It’s about to be a hot summer!

Check out the visual, below. 

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Detroit’s Own Arius Is Our New Singer Crush

She has a gorgeous voice, and a great vibe about her.

23-year-old Detroit-native Arius is a star on the rise with a cadence that commands attention; her debut LP Pandora’s Box dropped last summer — and she’s about to drop another project this summer.

Her latest, the super impressive “4U,” is an airy R&B appetizer that’s building buzz as she finalizes her upcoming project Reality. The track itself gives off an aura reminiscent of Ashanti’s “Foolish,” in that it’s easily relatable for many females, making it an almost anthemic single that you could picture a packed audience singing along to. It definitely has replay potential.

Having rocked shows in cultural hubs like LA, Miami, and ATL — and releasing her music through independent label MafiaSoul Records — the songstress has her sights set on a major label look.

She has a gorgeous voice, and a great vibe about her; she’s an artist to put on your watch list. Check owut “4U,” below.

 

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TreCartel’s Latest Single “Rock-N-Roll” Is The Wave

Born in the borough of Queens, but raised in the cultural hotbed that is Atlanta,  Georgia, rapper TreCartel — an…

Born in the borough of Queens, but raised in the cultural hotbed that is Atlanta,  Georgia, rapper TreCartel — an esteemed vet who served in the US Air Force — is on a musical journey. “My grandfather would create beats on fruity loops while I was in high school,” he says about his beginnings in the game. “My friend [made beats] as well. I started recording music when I came home from the Military in 2014.

To date, he’s released three projects,  ‘Pharaoh Muzik,’ ‘Pharaoh Muzik 2’ and ‘GoldMind’—along with a handful of singles available via all popular streaming networks.

His latest single, Rock-N-Roll, is an airy song that rides the current wave effortlessly, with a catchy chorus and vibe perfect for late night drives — or strip club vibes. Definitely worth a few spins! While you’re at it, check out “Stay Away,” also on his SoundCloud.

Check it out, below.

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C Wells Pulls Up With “New Whip”

Hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, C Wells made a name for himself with the high-profile 2015 Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, ‘Before the…

Hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, C Wells made a name for himself with the high-profile 2015 Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, ‘Before the Tour Bus’. Best known for his G-Herbo-featured track, “For the Paper” (2015), C Wells continues to raise his stock with the release of his new single, “New Whip”.

Produced by Marz, C Wells resurges after ten months hiatus with convictions of becoming the next big thing out of Massachusetts alongside Joyner Lucas. C Wells has identified the track as a “Summer Anthem,” with catchy hook and three sizzlingly attractive verses about riding fast and living life just as fast.

C Wells on the making of “New Whip”:

“The recording process wasn’t to complex I just really wanted to stop taking myself
too serious and get back to having fun with music and I wanted the listeners to have fun listening to what I was putting out it’s really a song I wanted to use to open up the door to this new style of music that I’ll be putting out but there sure is a video on the way.”

Stream C Wells’ new single, “New Whip” below via Soundcloud.

“New Whip” is slated to appear on C Wells upcoming new project slated for release late-2018.

Like “New Whip”? Become a fan of C Wells today, follow him on Instagram.

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He tends to describe his sound as a mysterious melodramatic hip-hop style. This new single is definitely all the above.

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