Interviews with top Beat music advocates celebrities, musicians, artists, and icons about their current and past music projects.
HXS Interview: Art House Director and Musician Amish Darr
A secret no more! Fresh on the scene and making a big splash, Hidden By Soul (HXS for short) is finally giving us the DL on what they’re all about. HXS is New York City’s hottest creative society and they’re letting it be known that they stand for three things: community, fairness, and philanthropy. Each show is the combination of various forms of art, featuring NYC creatives from all walks of life. Let’s break down the vision with one of its founding fathers, Amish Darr.
MINNEAPOLIS POP ARTIST ANDREW THOMAS ' LATEST VISUAL' “LIQUOR TALKIN”
Minneapolis pop artist Andrew Thomas's latest visual “Liquor Talkin” is full of mannequins, alcohol, and mystique. So what does it all mean? As with most of Andrew’s work, the audience is left to draw their own conclusion. It’s catchy, honest, and thought-provoking. “Liquor Talkin” is Andrew’s most ambitious release to date. Andrew Thomas is a man of many musical hats. He’s an American singer, songwriter, and music producer. Hailing from a Native American reservation in Shakopee, Minnesota, his love for music began as early as 8 years old, where Thomas began playing the piano. His humble beginnings as a pianist evolved into the role of a music producer in his early career. After being the brains behind many burgeoning regional talents, including MN Fats and J Plaza, Thomas transitioned into a solo pop act.
Doxi's Mix: Greek spirit meets the power of Hip-Hop
Doxi turns out to be one of the most promising and original artists of the new Greek music scene. He releases a video clip for his new single "Couldn't Wait" (via Panik Records), which serves as a precursor to his upcoming album "From Athens".
THE BASTERDS - release their 1st EP
Brother-duo Jordan Hopa & Joe Delays have just released their first EP Bad Motherf**kers featuring the songs: – Da Blaze – BadMotherf**kers – Mayo Their creative play with lyrics pays homage to film, television, music and all artistic geniuses. It celebrates all the legends that have inspired them when they were growing up and continue to inspire them today.
Jay Korner – Will You Save Me
Sweden-based funk and soul maestro Jay Korner unveils his new single “Will You Save Me”, a follow-up of his last single “We’re Back Again” that dropped last year – all in lead up to his debut EP, releasing early 2022. With 17 years of music playing experience under his belt, his solo efforts are a bid to distinguish him from his past work while creating a sound that’s decidedly Jay Korner.
The music just keeps flowing from Lreds
One of my favorite talents to date, producer/songwriter Lreds, has released 30 singles in the genres Pop, EDM and Alternative music. Lreds, under the name RedL, has also released experimental music, the songs Interference & Waves. Lreds latest release UPNDOWN featuring Daisi Winch is now out on Spotify and other music platforms. Lreds took the time to answer our 21 Q&A. Here's what he told us.
E The Elite
E speaks from his own personal experiences and uses his platform to guide listeners through his growth and progression in hopes that they can relate and grow together. Despite the tests and trials that E faced throughout his early life in Newark, he has maintained a positive outlook and has found therapy in the form of self expression.
Young Shoddy is a recording artist and entrepreneur born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Her mother, who was given the nickname “Shoddy,” was a rapper as well. Because of this, Hip Hop culture was omnipresent in Young Shoddy home, and by the age of 8-years-old, she began writing raps; recording music by age 13. As an 8th grader in 2014, Young Shoddy dropped her very first song titled “Keep Dreaming.”
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Author Spotlight: Damon Amin Meadows
Damon “Amin” Meadows was raised in South Philadelphia. In 1993, he was tried and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, being a first-time offender. Through Amin’s faith in Allah and the successful appellant process, he has released after rehabilitating himself during 21 years in prison. Amin now has dedicated his life to his family and helping the community through education and awareness. He is an Essence Best Selling Author.
OJ Montana Opens Up About His September 2020 Release, 'Not Easy'
Introducing another breed of talent, The young rapper, song writer and trader OJ Montana is here to show you he’s Ottawa’s next. Pay attention as bar to bar, melody to melody, OJ Montana has the skill set to rise and make his mark in this industry.
Music Sensation J. Howell
Passionate, Creative, and Driven are only a few words that describe Memphis-native, J. Howell, not only as a singer, but a revolutionary artist in the making. His voice and aura are captivating, magnetic, and authentic. Discovering his love for singing at an early age, J. Howell began envisioning the mark he wanted to make in the music industry. Given the opportunity to perform during a black history program for his school at the age of 7, his aunt and mom were astonished and blown away by his unique and powerful voice and knew there was something special about his talent that the world needed.