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OYABUN Releases Debut Project ‘NVRLND’

Oyabun is a familiar face to AAHH now after releasing fire single, “Castle On The Hill,” and sitting with us…

Oyabun is a familiar face to AAHH now after releasing fire single, “Castle On The Hill,” and sitting with us for a thorough interview that gave us all, a sharpened idea of who Oyabun truly is (click here to see). With single, “Castle On The Hill” doing numbers on all major music platforms, the anticipation for his full project is heavier than ever. ‘NVRLND’ is a body of art that gives the people a world to escape to, Oyabun stated himself.

OYABUN Releases Debut Project 'NVRLND'

Consisting of seven fully-loaded tracks,’NVRLND’ was collaboratively produced by 1/4 of the Silent Killers, Lemieux, 6Twelve, Zavodsky, Richwell, and Oyabun as well. The track list includes single, Skyfall, Castle On The Hill, No Sides, Shadows, Stay Young, Pixie Dust, and Villains; each track amplifying the intention to help us escape to another realm, with cutting melodies, and thick synths throughout. ‘NVRLND’ is a much more intimate project that invites us into Oyabun’s head space.

OYABUN Releases Debut Project 'NVRLND'

‘NVRLND’ is a world within itself, that takes us through various motions: relationships, loyal friendships, inspiration through traveling, racial judgment, and more. I believe ‘NVRLND’ will shift the levels of music within all that it reaches– as the total solar eclipse will shift the universe today, and the fascination of those who witness it. ‘NVRLND’ is available for streaming and downloading on all major platforms below! Digest this project first, and tell us what you think @AboveAverageHH.

BTW! If your in Brooklyn this week RSVP for Oyabun’s exclusive album release party for ‘NVRLND’ here.

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OYABUN Releases Debut Project 'NVRLND'

 

 

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Notion Shines Light On Suicide Prevention On “Goodbye”

16-year-old Notion — repping Salt Lake City, Utah — is bringing a perspective in the prevalent theme of suicide prevention,…

16-year-old Notion — repping Salt Lake City, Utah — is bringing a perspective in the prevalent theme of suicide prevention, examining the factors that lead kids to consider choosing death over life on “Goodbye.” From drug abuse to isolation, it’s not a unique angle, but one that deserves as much play as possible. Especially in an era where mental health issues are more prevalent than ever.

 
“Maybe this is goodbye,” he chants in the chorus. “Wish I could say that I had a good time.” The song at its core — much like shows like 13 reasons why — challenges listeners to perhaps take off their blinders and look for signs in individuals who may be suffering depression, anxiety, etc. Maybe an act of kindness/friendship could be the change they need.

Notion has crafted something dope here — worth poking around his catalog.

Early.

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Cleveland’s Nija Gal Represents a Nation with Bars

They gone be looking for you one day they gone see 🙏🏾 drop 🔥🔥🔥 if you mess with the vibe…

With Hip-Hop at the height of its popularity internationally, the success opens the door for the future to be welcomed with open arms from all across the world like the new Nigerian-descent recording artist, Nija Gal. Born Nnena Aidgwe, thanks to her impactful and pride-centric content, the Cleveland, Ohio indie act has quickly become a new found sensation in music that the world is quickly paying close attention too.

A triple-threat at heart (actress/recording artist/writer), Nija Gal got into music through her inability to purchase song licensing for her filmmaking endeavors. Unable to get the perfect sound, Nija began recording her music to input her features. Realizing she had some slick wordplay, Nija took her act to social media and started recording and posting freestyles. Nija quickly accumulated thousands of views along with positive responses to her empowering rhymes over Instagram and began producing more clips showcasing her must-see potential.

 
Nija Gal’s style is blended with thought-provoking, brazen lyricism that allows her Nigerian roots to speak volumes. She gained the moniker of The Nigerian Nightmare from her impressive viral foundation. Music isn’t shy of Nigerian success; a previous artist of Nigerian-descent to shine bright is Warner Music signee Wale. Nija is quick to follow in the same successful steps with her unique presence.

As Nnena Adigwe (22) is a very proud Nigerian and a female of many avenues as she is a Comedian, Basketball player, and Director. Nnena is the screenwriter for her upcoming original series, titled, Damn Nnena: The Hurt Bitch Chronicles, the same project that kickstarted her musical career.

In 2018 thus far, Nija has released two buzzworthy songs “Me & You” and the new lover’s scorned anthem, “Not the Thumb.” On the track, Nija crafts an in your face tell-all official universal response for any woman who has endured an unappreciated relationship. The infectious track is raw and uncut, the perfect depiction of what goes through a woman’s head when dealing with a good for nothing man. Interesting enough, “Not the Thumb,” is a self-reflection and self-healing body of work that will quickly become a fan favorite from the up-and-coming artist’s catalog for years to come.

As the year continues, Nija Gal promises plenty more freestyles and release of original music for her consistently growing fanbase. With Cleveland a current music melting pot for hit new artists, it’s only a matter of time that Nija Gal will carry the indie label before being a top prospect for the majors.

https://soundcloud.com/nija_gal/me-you

Enjoy Nija Gal? Follow The Nigerian Nightmare on Instagram for up-to-the-minute info on everything Nija Gal.

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A Conversation With Florida’s Own Larry Kusha

Florida rapper Larry Kush, made his debut this year scoring a feature with childhood friend Kewl CutLis on the major…

Florida rapper Larry Kush, made his debut this year scoring a feature with childhood friend Kewl CutLis on the major hit, “Bussin That Pack Down.” With the summer season in full swing, Kush is working on his debut mixtape J Co.’s Most Wanted, as well the highly anticipated Band Tawk 2. He recently took some time to chat with Above Average Hip Hop, and walk us through his career thus far.


 
“My love for music started at an early age,” he tells AAHH. I was two or three years of age when my parents bought me an acoustic guitar for Christmas … I played it for a day until I turned Rockstar and smashed it, while entertaining company.

He began writing music around the age of seven. “I always wanted to make hip-hop,” he confesses. “Every chance I got to kick a freestyle or be apart of something to entertain I was there.” He recorded his first record with partner Kewl CutLis (forming New Nu Music Group) and never looked back. Three years of building their sound led to their 2014 debut mixtape, Band Tawk. “[Band Tawk] got a lot of attention, and folks quickly started to notice us for the music,” he notes.

Unfortunately for the pair, they were hindered by legal roubles the following year that resulted in lengthy jail time and probation. Upon being released, they got back to business. “I took a year off to get back to the money, and in 2017 we started back with records like “Running off,” “Solid,” and “Tom Brady” which are all available on SoundCloud (Kewl Cutlis).

The duo spent 2017 looking for a way to market their unique brand of music, spending countless hours in the studio and with TRU Digital — their in-house graphic designer.

By the time 2018 rolled around, they were locked in. “Kewl started going to record in Atlanta at Loud House, and when he came back from the first trip he came with some of the best quality music I had heard,” he admits. “I knew that was going to be our new recording spot. Thanks to After-hours who is one of the principal engineers at Loud House, we got invited back to the studio in Buckhead where we made new hit singles that we have yet to
release.

“Stay tuned in to Larry Kush and Kewl Cutlis; we are The New Nu Music Group.”

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Trillz “Da Yung Apprentice” Shoots (Musical) Shot At Sevyn Streeter

Brooklyn NYC’s one Trillz “Da Yung Apprentice” is having a hot summer so far; the Bajan rapper is prepping to…

Brooklyn NYC’s one Trillz “Da Yung Apprentice” is having a hot summer so far; the Bajan rapper is prepping to drop Road 2 Riche$ II before heading out on tour to support the project later this year. “I was always into art, so I figured I could create art with my music and tell my story,” he says of his humble beginnings. 

Aiming for a Halloween release date, he’s currently in the lab, but there’s one feature he really wants to make the project complete — singer Sevyn Streeter. 

 

“She’s dope as fuck,” he notes in his recent video devoted to professing his interest in working with her. Aside from

both being talented, they also share another unlikely connection — depression.

The singer has been quite vocal about overcoming depression — at one point contemplating suicide. Trillz has battled similar demons, even losing a friend to suicide.

Ultimately, he wants this project to be the best it can be. “Need it to be one the biggest albums on the radio,” he says.

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