If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.
Recently rapperMr. Yola released his new song “Abandon Me” which is now at over 130,000 steams on Spotify in just a few months.
On the track Mr. Yola has the ladies in his thoughts as the song examines the role that women play in our world and how they are often mistreated.
“I wanted to rap about this issue because we don’t give the females enough credit for what they do in the world. To see women being abducted, misused, mistreated and every other thing in the book it shows what kind of men we have in this world. Then what makes it worse is the issue is being ignored,” Mr Yola explained.
Where did Mr. Yola get this keen understanding of women’s rights and need for equality? Rapper Mr. Yola was born in New York and raised in Kentucky aka “The Bluegrass State” where he honed his rapping skills and developed a passion for music recording, engineering and producing.
Drawing musical inspiration from Cassidy, J Cole, Lil Wayne, Drake, rock outfit The Frey and dubstep music, Mr. Yola says his musical interests and inspiration is “all over the place.” But what really got things going was the gift of a laptop from his older brother. From there Mr. Yola kicked off his rap career with a group called Y4L and penned on of his first song, “Pretty Thangs” to critical acclaim locally.
“As a kid I used to listen to my brother make lots of music until he handed me a laptop said ‘I need beats,'” Yola explained.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Yola joined Big Heff who puts together a quarterly tour called the Streets Most Wanted Tour. Traveling nationwide and bringing artists to radio stations and clubs, Big Heffbrought along Mr. Yola after believing in his message and his sound while it is still growing and developing.
“Mind you, I’m just starting to grow my followers and streams are not even up yet ’cause we was still learning. One year later form when I started, we drop Abandon Me and in one-and-a-half months it gets over 100,000 stream.” Mr. Yola said. “So many people love the song cause you can feel it, you can hear it, not someone talking trashy, just some old school vibes and a new generation wave. That’s what I call it, you definitely gotta check Abandon Me out.”
This past Friday R&B / Pop artist Hannah Monds released the visual to her new song, “I Wanna Love You.” With a sexy dance choreographed by Chris Season, Hannah Monds gracefully moves across the roof in heels giving fans an up close look at her skills dancing and singing.
“When I do my music I always see the visual first, so when I first made I Wanna Love You, I envisioned myself in the city on top of a building. My choreographer, Chris Season and I came up with the concept to turn the top of the building into a stage. Then we got together with director David Hulbert who put the look together adding stage elements to the roof top giving it the over all presence of an epic stage performance,” Hannah said.
Previously audio of the single gained attention with Billboard as the infamous media brand asked Hannah to take over the @BillboardHipHop Instagram page upon the record’s release.
“I Wanna Love You” was initially recorded and written by Hannah herself, but the song features additional lyrics on the hook from artist/songwriter, Kes Kross. Additionally a trio of engineers and producers worked on this song to bring it to the final version that listeners will hear today.
“I haven’t had music out for that long and for people to react to it like this, it’s exciting for me and it shocked me. I think as artists, and I can speak for myself when I say this, but I’m super critical of my own stuff and my music is different from what is out in today’s popular music on radio,” Hannah Monds said.
The track was produced by Tec Beatz and mixed and mastered by Yonni who has previously worked with Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj and 2Chainz.
“I Wanna Love You” alsogot additional mixing and mastering by Jean Marie Horvat known for his work most recently on Rae Sremmurd’s “Powerglide” and previously with Janet Jackson.