Raw and unapologetically honest, XVI (pronounced 16th) brings his life, love and tribulations into every verse he raps. Growing up on 16th Avenue in a tough neighborhood of East Bradenton, Florida (where XVI indubitably got his name), XVI found himself in and out of public schools and detention centers. "Eat or be eaten" was the mantra he lived by which became his truth and a byproduct of growing up in such strenuous of environments. It wasn't until moving to Clearwater where his life took a new turn, finding himself among other music innovators that took notice of XVI's musical talent. These relationships helped set a foundation for XVI to harness his musical skill and create a platform to release his music. Known for his attention to detail, intricate word plays, and concept driven raps, XVI continues to personify his journey through his music.
In light of the brutal murder of George Floyd, the band made a statement that they will be changing their name. This is the final album under the name Slaves and is the first album with new vocalist Matt McAndrew. This album is in the point of view of all things that go wrong in someones life, and just looking for a way out. An absolute banger album with heavy chords and beats throughout. Let's dive in!
Stand Atlantic has been one of the hottest and fastest climbing bands in the pop punk world in the last 2 years. Their sophomore album, does not disappoint. The title itself tells you just what this album is about. Normally when someone sees a pink elephant, it is the cause of drunken hallucinations, and this album walks you through the life of an alcoholic. From questioning life to using liquid courage as a coping mechanism, you will NOT be disappointed and will bop your way through this album!
To kick off the Artist Interviews series I was lucky enough to get some answers from the man Karl Lane (a.k.a Komb). He’s a producer/composer/musical all-rounder with a love for everything from orchestral and classical music to post-rock and heavy metal.
So my name is Regi and I want to be a future rapper and producer not for no big label but to have my own label so I can help upcoming artists to come out and help them in needs. Most of the time I'm normally making beats and writing my lyrics but I mostly get my inspiration from Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and many more. When I was a sophomore in high school one of my closets friend show me FL Studio. I was interested of making music but no one would give me the chance to make any songs with them. So for me when I want something I go out there and work hard for it. So I decided to make my own beats and that was when she show me FL, she was still learning but she mostly help me grow into a producer but not as a beat maker. After she show me until even now I have been getting a lot of calls from people who wants to make records with me but in the title of course I'm making my own beat tape by myself.
Greetings everyone, hope you are all well. First off, i just want to thank you for stopping by to read my humble little article. What I will be writing about is basically a recap of the songs I played on my internet radio shows this past week. I do a number of different show throughout a given month featuring all types of music. In this article I will be taking a look back at my shows entitled The Kevin Clarke Show, 80's Flashback, Klassik Kutz and Star 80s.
The 70s, 80s and the 90s are the most prolific and legendary eras when it comes to music. Each decade was the beginning of something new. This was the first time in music where we could see a direct correlation of progress in production. Political situations such as Reaganomics, the crack/cocaine epidemic, and the Gulf War also influenced the progression and direction that music took. So great bands, musicians, record labels, and producers birthed some of the most iconic sounds that can still be heard in music today in 2020.
Music is often a reflection of us.
In case you were wondering, yes, the 90s were "All That". And I'm not just talking about the show. The 90s was a colorful era; a different kind of color compared to the 80s. I guess that's why we were blessed with "In Living Color". It was an era full of trendy fashion and new technology. It's an era that every 90s kid say they want to go back to. And more importantly, it was an era full of the greatest hits of all time. Every genre of music during this time was thriving; from pop to rock to hip hop and R&B. I believe a great era is defined by its music, which this decade definitely had. Of course the 70s, 80s, and even 2000s had their fair share of great music, however, in this case, the melodies of the 90s are what take it back for me. It's takes me back...ALRIGHT.