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PRINCE PEEZY × LA LA CHANEL

South Florida’s “ Prince Peezy & La La Chanel” are ready for success, and they want you to know it. The Broward County, Florida Hip Hop & R&B duo is creating a strong buzz with the recent release of their video “Shine” on Vevo and YouTube.

Shine is the first single from the upcoming EP “Project X,” scheduled for release in 2018. Links have been provided for the media to view the video for “Shine.” Radio and media can receive a copy of the video or audio per request.

When asked why people should care about their music “Prince Peezy & La La Chanel” is quick to respond, “We just do what we love, we put our lives in our music, and we do it for ourselves. We hope that our fans & the world connects.”

They differentiate themselves from other indie artists as a “hard-working group ready and willing to lead the coming age of the indie artist.” As of now, the forecast looks bright for this duo to have their moment to shine in the Florida sun.

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5 Things All Musicians Should Be Grateful For This Year (And Every Year)

Take a look at your music career and make sure you’re appreciative of these five, powerful things.

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Why They’re Not Accepting Your Unsolicited Material

If you’ve ever seen “no unsolicited material” from a label or publisher, here’s why you should actually respect it and what to do instead.

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A Complete List of Holiday Songs You Can Cover for Free

May your days be merry and bright, and all your holiday covers be in the public domain! Here’s a complete list of holiday songs you can cover without a license.

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Here’s the Best Time to Release Your Album in 2018

Get ahead on your album release planning for 2018 with this comprehensive list of the best and worst times to release your album in the new year.

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PLAY: Summer on the Hudson 2018 Season

Apply now! Hours remaining

Summer on the Hudson is looking for 5 (five) local NYC Sonicbids bands to feature in their 2018 festival season (May-Sept). Attendance ranges from 250-1000 depending on event.

Selected artists will receive between $600-$1,800 (based on various factors).

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2018 Richmond International Film & Music Festival

Apply now! 4 days remaining

The 2018 Richmond International Film & Music Festival (RIFF) is booking up to 25 Sonicbids bands for their event showcasing the best local, regional and national acts in conjunction with their celebrated international film festival. Selected artists will receive passes to the events. Top award winners of each music category will also receive awards during Sunday’s Red Carpet Awards.

Compensation Amount: Up to $2,000

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BRANDON JAMES

Chicago native and R&B artist Brandon James is seeking to take his act to the ‘main stage’ this year. Already a well known name within the Chicago metropolitan area, he’s hell-bent on breaking into the mainstream with two new releases. 

“The Divine Collection” is his inaugural release on indie label EPR on May 29, 2016. Currently, the album is available for purchase on iTunesvarious streaming services as well as his website.  The album is a compilation of Brandon’s two previous bodies of work. 

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His second untitled project is scheduled for a September 13, 2017 launch date. To promote his upcoming album, a publicity and radio campaign has been implemented alongside of a regional tour in the fall.

As of late, Brandon has been best-described as an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Ellena Rodriguez, performing at some of Chicago’s most notable venues like House of BluesReggie’s Rock ClubUIC Pavilion (opened up for Earth Wind & Fire) and Joe’s Bar (opened up for Bubba Sparxxx).

Brandon James (born as Brandon Foster) states, “I started doing music as an outlet for my depression early on in life.” Constantly challenging himself to become better at his craft, he has taken voice lessons from Bobbi Wilsyn, Ars Musica and Andrew Walker Schultze. Recently, he has earned a degree in music performance and business from the Columbia College. Forever seeking to share his testimony, he seeks to inspire, touch hearts and provoke thought through his music.

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“Al Halaban” by JMT-Prod f/ Mawkley

by Vaughn Lowery 

AL HALABAN is an eerie yet dynamic piece of work from French beatmaker, JMT-PROD and features Morrocan lyrical genius, MAWKLEY. The opening of the record pulls you in and is extremely cinematic (with Saudi Arabian ambient street sounds in background); however, the love of hip-hop is prevalent throughout the track. Very reminiscent of Wu-Tang with a dash of Dr. Dre from the 90’s. When you combine almost 30 years of sound making alongside of a griot who’s been spitting fire since the ripe age of 10, magic happens. Although the song is a foreign release, we had the opportunity to get our hands on a lyric sheet and were blown away. Concurrently, the two of them narrate a story about self-destruction, poverty and hopelessness. If you are seeking something powerful, provocative and perhaps soon to be award-winning look no further.

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*Lyrics

INTRO :

IN A TIME WHERE INJUSTICES ,THE POWER OF SHADE AND DOMINANCE BECAME MORE
COMBINED THAN EVER,
WHERE RAIDS DARED THE EXTORTION OF MASTERS OF PAST AND PRESENT
CIVILISATIONS, AND THE LEADERS OF HISTORY.
IT BECAME MORE THAN NECESSARY TO GO BACK IN TIME AND TO DIVE IN THE
HOLLOWS OF MEMORY TO LOOK FOR THAT LUSTER EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN
BLOCKED BY MASSES OF ASH FOR A LONG TIME.

VERSE 1 :

I’VE LEARNED LETTERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE SHEEP
USING A DULL KNIFE..CHOKRI GAVE ME DRY BREAD TO USE
AS A WARM COVER THE MICROPHONE BECAME AN ADDICTION
THEY SAY : GO AND GIVE UP !
MY SWORD IS IN THE FACE OF ANYONE WITH A SWORD UP
I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS !

FILLED MY HEAD WITH KNOWLEDGE
TELL ME WHAT THEY DID TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG
A PLASTIC SANDALE
A SILLY SOCCER BALL , FIVE ELECTRICITY TOWERS , BIG ROCKS
AND WE PLAYIN’ 5 AGAINST 5

BEATEN BY YOUR FATHER AND YOUR TEACHER DID THE SAME
BONGOS, P’TIT SWISS, PRE-SCHOOL LULLABIES
CHAOS IN THE HOOD
NEIGHBOUR CAME OUT AND PUNCTURED THE BALL
FELT SAD, WENT AROUND THE CORNER, BOUGHT A NEW ONE
PLAYED NEXT TO HIS HOUSE AND HE CAME OUT BACK AGAIN…

RAIN POURED, EVERYONE HAD A STICK TO DRAW
IN THE WET DIRT, TAKING TURNS
MY STICK STABBED MY FRIENDS KNEE, HIS DAD PASSED BY
AND FOUND OUT
QUICKLY CAME THE AMBULANCE
NEVER SAW HIM WALKING AGAIN
HE BECAME « HALABAN”

Hook (Refrain) :

HALABAN…..THE SOMEONE WHO IS IN TRANSE WANT TO BE KNOWN
HALABAN…..DANI DAN….JUNKY-MAN……HALABAN
HALABAN…..NOTHING MATTERS….NOTHING HAPPENS…HALABAN
HE STILL NEED A HASH-JOINT….THE SOMEONE WHO IS LEARNING WILL BE KNOWN 2X

VERSE 2 :

FIGHTING IN THE HOOD TO SMOKE AND TO HAVE ENAUGH HASH
YOU BECOME ANORMAL WHEN YOUR PARENTS MAKE YOU DOING A DENTAL SURGERY
NIGHTS LIKE DAYS DRAWIN’ IN ALL WALLS….JUNKIES GRAFFITI!
YOU ARE USED TO STEALING…SCHOOL BECAME THE REFUGE

YOUR DAD HAD A HEART ATTACK, WHNE HE KNEW YOU SNUCK OUT
SHAMEFUL OUTSPRING !
YOU’RE A WASTE OF MONEY AND EFFORTS
YOU’RE NOT UNIQUE…THERE ARE SO MANY !
ADDICTION LEAD TO PRISON..BLAME IT ON THE DEALER

HE WILL BECOME HALABAN LIQUOR IN A PLASTIC BAG
SHOP OWNERS FIRED HIM, CAUSE HE SMELLS BAD
JUNKIES TASTED HIM, WANT TO MAKE HIM LADY
THEY GAVE HIM RIPPED SOCKS AND THEY RAPED HIM

Hook (Refrain) :

HALABAN…..THE SOMEONE WHO IS IN TRANSE WANT TO BE KNOWN
HALABAN…..DANI DAN….JUNKY-MAN……HALABAN
HALABAN…..NOTHING MATTERS….NOTHING HAPPENS…HALABAN
HE STILL NEED A HASH-JOINT….THE SOMEONE WHO IS LEARNING WILL BE KNOWN 2X

OUTRO :

WHEN THE RHYTHM OF THE PUNCHES OF TIME FASTEN..REALITY CAN’T OBEY ITS
RULES,
BE LIKE CANCER AND WATER, AND DON’T LET THE DAYS PLAY WITH YOU AS IT
WISHES,
GIVE ME A PIECE OF PAPER AND A PEN AND LEAVE ME WITH TIME.

KISS KISS THE BEE
MAWKLEY