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Polymathic Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases New Single “Phonics” (feat. Sydney Palmer and Declan Sheehy-Moss)
From Amir Royale I don't think I've ever really felt well-understood by my peers or mentors. Most my life I was outcasted for my passionate and exuberant outlook. "Phonics" was a way for me to define what that felt like — but, furthermore — showcase to others how to combat it. I've had this song sitting in a vault since before the pandemic. Thus, I recruited some of my favorite people in this whole wide world to share the stage for one of my last few "harder" stories to tell. Or, well — at least I think so. Declan Sheehy-Moss (a good friend of the next J. Dilla and Robert Glasper - Cisco Swank); as well as Sydney Kate Palmer (an NYU student of mine) both bring this so beautifully to life — and, I don't know — I just hope you finally get it one day. Maybe, just maybe — I even pray I'll still be here on Earth to know finally what it feels like. That's if God decides I'm lucky enough. I love and miss you all, always. Walk good, take care. 🌺❤️🩹🌺
Polymath Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases His ‘Stories of the Lost, Rich & Tormented’ EP
From Amir Royale Sophomore year, NYU Tisch’s Clive Davis Institute, 2017. I created the concept of Stories of the Lost, Rich & Tormented as a "Writing the Hit Song: Deep Cutz" homework assignment. Over the course of 14 weeks, I crafted and reworked about 12 or so ideas. Suddenly, my songwriting professor at the time (Eren Cannata of Cove City Sound Studios, Facethouse Records & Warner Chapel Music), directed us to use all the content we created thus far to formulate an EP. This project would then become one we’d pitch and present to potential A&R scouts. It was our final project. I curated 5 of my best records across the class to showcase a conceptual narrative and description of greed, lust, and youth insecurity within American culture. It is the final entry within my four-EP-long music chronicle (dating back to my 2015 EP, This Is for You.). To let this project go free finally—feels like a blessing. Thank you.
Recording Artist, Actor, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases New Certified Banger “For A Day”
From Amir Royale “For A Day” is an introspective and cautionary tale about the rocky roads of romantic and platonic relationships. Maybe it was my fault. Maybe it was yours. Maybe speaking about the past plurally is far healthier than individualizing regrets and sins. But, maybe that isn’t true? I’ve learned a lot over the years that the moment you feel love for anything, anyone, or yourself — losing that feeling is catastrophic. You HAVE to cherish the moments you have with those you love and remember them fondly ‘til your dying day. You stop being human when you don’t tell your story. You stop being a part of history when you don’t tell the stories of others. I don’t want to see the people I’ve loved from miles away or sitting right next to me fade completely out of existence. We all are the building blocks to each other's memories — and I want us to remember the past and predict our futures without edits or questions. I like dancing to the same songs I cry to. I guess sometimes — to be honest — the truth is the sweetest antidote; even if you only have 24 hours to taste it.
Versatile Actor, Recording Artist, and Filmmaker Amir Royale Releases New Single “Paradox”
From Amir Royale "Paradox" is about overcoming one's insecurities and becoming free of your personal demons. You are meant to soar higher than the brightest star. You are meant to outlive the wisest turtle. Thus, truthfully, the only thing really stopping you from doing that -- is YOURSELF. Why is it so hard for us to stay sane? Why does it take us so long to recover from heartbreak? Why are we so fragile? Why am I STILL not enough? Where "People Say" teeters the line of dangerously falling prey to the naysayers and our dark thoughts -- I wanted "Paradox" to be the exact OPPOSITE of that. My hope is that it helps others find solace in the love they've always secretly had for themselves. Why? Because just writing this all down helped me. Yet for some odd reason, it still doesn’t even feel like I wrote it all for myself... </3
Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Producer ‘Nouhi’s Nomad’ Releases New Self-Titled Album
From Nouhi's Nomad 3/19/98 — 3/19/21: After spending 22 years pondering producing a record, I'm excited to announce that ‘Nouhi's Nomad’ will be available for all to listen to on March 19th. #jointhecaravan
Singer, Songwriter & Composer Christina Li Releases Her Debut Elegant EP “Strings”
From Christina Li 🍊 STRINGS: OUT AUGUST 22 🍊 Writing those very words alone is absolutely mind blowing. This EP has truly been years in the making, and an incredible journey beginning to end, from recording voice memos to exporting the final masters three years later. Words can’t describe how stoked I am for you all to hear these songs that I’ve poured my heart and soul into. So help me on this final leg of the journey by staying engaged with all the coming updates over the next two weeks! I’m gonna need you all to make this release drop big!”
Justin Winley & Jude Steffers-Wilson Release HvO Episode IX of Harlem's Very Own Podcast
From Harlem's Very Own 🚦📯 HEAR YE, HEAR YE 📯🚦 Episode IX is up and rarin to go. Show love to our guests by listening, sharing, & commenting. There are some real gems dropped, so we hope you can catch a few 💎 Next up: another music episode! And if we have our way, you’re in for a surprise beloveds ...💚 Keep it right here!
Michael Rose's 'Lives on the Boundary'
In his literacy narrative, Lives on the Boundary, Michael Rose writes on the inadequacies that the American Education system has when dealing with students from vastly different backgrounds. This idea has been incorporated, not only to the localities of the public schools or higher education institutions, but also on the political landscape that is currently happening in the United States. In many cases, such as Khasru’s case in Alex Moore’s Khasru's English Lesson: Ethnocentricity and Response to Student Writing and the Mexican immigrant’s case that Josh Cuevas focuses on in his article Hispanic Acculturation in the U.S.: Examining the Relationship between Americans' Ethnocentricity and Education, the political landscape that American politicians and its citizens create, profoundly influence the views that educators in America have against students who develop from different backgrounds. Rose observes many educators judging students due to their preconceptions, the political landscape of America and American values:
Young Queens, NYC Actor Amir Royale Appears in New Episode of The ‘NEXT STOP’ Podcast
From Multitude Productions A lot of what is going into these scripts happened to me in the last few years. I was right out of college, figuring out what it was like to live in an apartment and keep my bank account from hitting zero. I thought I was going to be an English teacher and got a graduate degree and a job for it. Then I realized I had some choice in the matter, and I wanted to do something completely different. From there, it’s been a joyful struggle to get to where I am, and I have joyfully struggled alongside my roommates. I’m telling you this story because this is pretty much happened. Sure, it’s exaggerated because stories get exaggerated, but it should feel believable. I don’t want to write a nostalgic story about my early 20s, or about how I’m going to maybe have kids and change in my 30s. I am writing about the turbulent time in my mid-20s when people are changing around me.
Harlem Artist R3FRENCE Releases His First Single of 2020 “Apocalove”
From R3FRENCE Thank God for artists. I wanted the cover art for my upcoming single to have a warmth. MayBe So was about trauma, but Apocalove is about trust. Through her gorgeous oil painting, @mdexna_ is helping capture that. And you’ll be able to see the finished product while you’re listening to the new track this Wednesday. These lyrics were not written during the pandemic—but we could all use a warm hug right now. Hopefully, this song will feel like one. Finally, we can love again. I’m thinking of you like normal. Let this preview keep you warm until our meeting can be formal.