Taurie is celebrated worldwide as not only an award-winning, Top 20 Billboard singer, but also as a songwriter, producer, choreographer, and model. In her video “Redo” she shows off a sexy side to her audience while pleading for a redo. Her sultry vocals express a time when she was getting to know someone and abruptly it ended. Taurie wants more time talking, dining, and maybe sharing intimate moments. With Taurie exuding seductive vibes along the oceanside and in a bubble bath sipping wine, what man could resist her request for a redo? Watch the video below.
New Sauce Alert! The homie Steph got another banger! He out here creating the vibe! Emerging artist Steph’s new joint “RealLifeLA” audio is finally here! Steph is giving us something to ride around to during the summer! If you heard joints like “Under My Bed” & the “demo tapes” which was a few older tracks on the site, this one definitely gonna have you feeling this. He was giving us a rap flow on this. Not your average R&B artist, his style ranges from classic R&B to singer/songwriter vibes to pop rock with rap influences as you can hear through his music. The way he incorporates pop rock vibes with hip hop is just too fire. The visuals are on the way. He talking heavy on this joint. He definitely elevated his sound & catering more to his drops.
After Steph received his public relations degree at West Virginia State University, he’s been moving more like a brand than an artist making some power moves with his career. So free spirited & with the a voice like his, it just takes you away and have you in another space. His storytelling got so much better as an artist. He’s a fun artist & you feel him when he speaks. Steph is always giving out positive messages through his music. This year he’s more focused on bringing attention to his music getting into blogs, doing podcasts, interviews, and music videos this year. While putting together his next few releases which are coming pretty fast one after another but we definitely gonna enjoy them when they drop. Steph is next to emerge with these new vibes he giving off, letting us know he’s ready to deliver. This joint is a straight vibe Make sure you tuned into the sauce & ready for those next releases as they come! Tune in! Get with him on social media @RealLifeSteph & tune in!
New Sauce Alert! The homie Steph has been grinding nonstop to bring us nothing but sauce! Rising artist Steph recently has a new joint “Under The Bed” set to release this week & we ready. Steph has been going hard with his music for around 3 years now. If you heard joints like “Past the surface” & the “demo tapes” which was a few older tracks on the site, you gonna love this. His versatility really puts him in his own lane. Not your regular R&B artist, his style ranges from classic R&B to singer/songwriter vibes to pop rock with rap influences. The way he incorporates pop rock vibes with hip hop is just too fire. That’s what you call sauce. Since his last releases, he definitely elevated his sound & cadence in his music. He got nothing but sauce on the way. This just the first release up.
After Steph graduated with his public relations degree at West Virginia State University, he’s been moving more like a brand than an artist making some power moves with his career. So free spirited & with the a voice like his, it just takes you away and have you in another space. You can always use a breath of fresh air. He’s a fun artist & you feel him when he speaks. He always giving out sauce through his music. This year he’s more focused on bringing attention to his music getting into blogs, doing podcasts, interviews, and music videos this year. While putting together his next few releases which are coming pretty fast one after another but we definitely gonna enjoy them when they drop. Steph is next to emerge These new vibes he giving off, letting us know he’s ready & it’s different this time. He got our attention! Make sure you tuned into the sauce. That sauce will be here of course! Tune in! It’s the countdown! Get with him on social media @RealLifeSteph & the pre save here!
New Sauce Alert! Sauce got some R&B over here now! The homegirl Nina Gi really got a beautiful voice & this joint highlights that. Nina Gi is a female recording artist coming from Asheville, NC & you can tell from her music, she got some sauce. Nina is a force to be reckoned with musically and is truly authentic to herself and her vision. She just dropped off her most recent single “Please Don’t Let Me Go” on all digital platforms. She did her thing on this joint. Her voice had me in my seat just listening. I can’t wait till she starts flooding us with music & content. She is a strong confident woman who sets out and completes any goals she sets for herself & her brand.
This year is about the grind & growth. She is focused on the music grind with her latest single “Please Don’t Let Me Go”. Already receiving some amounts of support on this track, she seems to have hit this one right on the head. It has already been placed in multiple playlists across streaming platforms & continues to grow. Hoping her new listeners can use her music as guidance and comfort. Nina Gi wants to make sure her music resonates with those going through some sort of obstacle, hoping her music can be used to heal. If you have not had a chance to check out the audio to “Please Don’t Let Me Go” it can be found via all major streaming platforms. Also, be on the lookout for new music coming soon from her. She got a few things up her sleeve. This should be interesting.
What comes to mind when music enthusiasts around the world think of Dumi Right…Hip Hop trailblazer bringing the culture back to the forefront, and his new single/video “Stay Focused” is no exception. The acclaimed emcee/songwriter/performing artist/cultural ambassador reminds us to stay focused amid a time brewing with uncertainty. The track featuring Outspoken and Sykotek with production by KHz Pro is out now on all platforms. Before pressing play, check out the full interview below with Dumi Right as he discusses his role in Hip Hop, upcoming endeavors, the ins and outs of the video, and more.
“With so much going on in the world in the grip of a global pandemic, it is easy to be overwhelmed and lose focus. This head nodding track serves as a call to action and a reminder that we should always rise to the challenge, even if the odds seem insurmountable. It also speaks to bridging the gap between generations to help propel us to a brighter Afro Futuristic plane. As the chorus implores, “Focus on the challenges we’re facin’, Music that’ll spark elevation, Trying to change the current situation, Building with the next generation…”
MJ: For those who might be unfamiliar with Dumi Right, let’s begin by introducing you. Your history in Hip Hop dates to Zimbabwe Legit, one of the first Hip Hop groups in Africa to receive global recognition. How did that experience pave the way for you as an emcee, songwriter, and performing artist?
Dumi: When I first came out, all I wanted was for the world to hear the story of a young dude from Africa, a “brother from the Mother” that had been drawn to the power and magnetism of Hip Hop. Back in 1992, my group Zimbabwe Legit dropped a groundbreaking EP that included production from Black Sheep’s Mr. Lawnge and DJ Shadow. Since then, I’ve remained deeply immersed in the art and culture performing domestically and internationally and recording critically acclaimed albums and unique projects. I like to live by the phrase, “Don’t let your past be brighter than your future” so I was never one to rest on my laurels. Even though back then we were written up in Billboard magazine, The Source, and yeah even “Word Up! Magazine” that I read from cover to cover admiring my favorite rap stars as the Biggie lyric says, I knew that if I didn’t keep pushing and keep moving, I could easily fall off. When we first got started, international Hip Hop was by no means at the scale that it is today. There wasn’t a well-defined blueprint on how to make the connection between Hip Hop in other parts of the world and what was going on in the US at the time, and so I had to navigate and learn by trial-and-error style. I loved the fact that we could give voice to a whole segment of the culture that many people may not have been familiar with and bring a unique perspective and view of the world through the music. Also coming out at that time meant that I was a de facto ambassador of sorts, representing a bunch of people like myself. That meant I had to come correct and make a mark because a lot of eyes were watching, and I felt the weight of people who were counting on me to be successful. Having that pressure from the get-go gave me the drive and perseverance to realize that failure wasn’t an option and that I always needed to put my best foot forward. You don’t realize at the time the impact what you do might have, but hearing from people how that initial splash was an inspiration is definitely humbling and very deeply appreciated.
MJ: You are not only respected as an emcee but also as a cultural ambassador. How did that role come into fruition? How does it tie into your music?
Dumi: Coming out of the international scene, I have always had a desire to connect with artists from all over the globe. Knowing how Hip Hop culture influenced and inspired me growing up and so I understood how important it was to build bridges and community globally. As a result, for many years I worked on collaborations, projects, and initiatives that involved artists from countries around the world. I later heard about a formal opportunity to practice many of the things I had been doing already, by teaching Hip Hop overseas through a program called Next Level. A DJ friend of mine had participated in the first edition of that program and he told me that it was amazing and that I needed to apply. I did and was selected to teach emceeing in Thailand a few years ago. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my music career and even my life in general. It was an extension of the work that I had been doing but it also allowed me to build with up-and-coming emcees and teach the principles of Hip Hop and performing as well as learn more about Thai culture and the people. It was an affirmation that I was doing meaningful work and strengthened my resolve to continue to be a global connector and bring artists together through music.
MJ: Your latest video “Stay Focused” features Outspoken and Sykotek with production by KHz Pro. Before we dive into the content of the video, tell us how everyone linked up with each other. The filming aspect alone of the video is incredible.
Dumi: Outspoken is one of my favorite emcees from Zimbabwe. He has insightful rhymes that address the times, and he is a very versatile artist. I have performed with him when his group visited the US and we collaborated on a previous song and video. My homie Khz cooked up this head-banging track and as I was formulating an idea of what I wanted to do with it, I realized he’d be the perfect artist to collaborate with on it. He also works quickly, and the finished product is always dope. I was introduced to Sykotek by a mutual friend and really liked the way he rhymed and the way he seamlessly transitioned between languages. He raps in English but can stop on a dime and start spitting in Ndebele and he’s got crazy skills doing both. Also having previously done a song called “Doin’ Damage in My Native Language” it seemed appropriate to have him carry the torch and represent that here. In addition, the three of us had collaborated last year on a Covid-19 awareness song for a project that a counterpart was putting together. That song “In These Days and Times” turned out well and our styles complimented each other so I felt we needed to do it again for this. We are all in different countries, Outspoken in Harare, Zimbabwe; Sykotek was in Johannesburg, South Africa at the time and I am based in Washington, DC but we were able to get on the same page and record music first and then later the video to bring the “Stay Focused” concept together.
MJ: What was the inspiration behind “Stay Focused”? Did the video meet/exceed your expectations?
Dumi: The song basically talks about following through on what your goals are despite distractions, setbacks, or roadblocks. It also speaks to connecting with the next generation to build a stronger community and change sub-optimal situations or circumstances that we might find ourselves in. The beat slapped so hard that I knew I needed something high energy to match it. I did a couple of different things for the chorus but then I thought it would be dope to switch it up and have someone else rock the hook and summarize the whole concept. I loved what Outspoken did with it and that set the stage for everything else. I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to pull off a video given our different geographic locations, but the guys were all keen to try it out and made plans to record their footage and send it to me for editing. Another longtime friend and collaborator by the name of Magee offered to edit it all together and he did it seamlessly like the pro that he is. The footage was shot in 3 different countries, and he took the challenge of weaving the story together and he did an amazing job. It exceeded all expectations for me even though I know he’s a wizard with video. He’s directed and edited a lot of African Hip Hop music videos but also works in the field so has edited numerous films and documentaries, so it was certainly within his realm of capability, and it shows.
MJ: It seems at times music that offers empowerment and motivation that wake up and stimulate our core and minds, has fallen by the wayside. As an emcee and cultural ambassador, what is your blueprint to ensure “Stay Focused” doesn’t take a back seat to the monotony that is being saturated on the airwaves and in communities?
Dumi: The first thing for me is not being influenced by the flavor of the month trends prevailing in the industry. Understanding who I am and what my authentic and unique voice is means I can exercise the freedom to not go along with whatever is trendy now and stay focused on my grind and the work that I’m trying to do. I also know that saying something in music might mean it might not be highlighted in those mainstream circles so finding alternative outlets and audiences to amplify the messages that we’re dropping and spread the word about what we’re doing. I focus on non-typical music outlets but also leverage the global Hip Hop community to find the eyes and ears that appreciate that raw and true Hip Hop sound and lyrics. Like-minded people are out there, you just have to find them. I do work in Hip Hop education and so this type of music also finds receptive audiences in those types of forums as well. And a wise man once said, “Market and promote, and you gotta hope, that the product is dope” (word to Q-Tip), so to begin with I always make sure that I put forth dope music with beats and rhymes that people are going to want to listen to. If you have a great product, when the audience hears it, they can’t help but appreciate it. I also lean on my network of international collaborators to help carry the messages to fans in their areas that would dig it but I otherwise might not be able to reach on my own. So essentially building an ecosystem of progressive Hip Hop on our own, knowing that we can’t count on support from the mainstream. Doing things beyond just music like workshops and panels also helps to build that community and work to “try to change the current situation” besides just dropping records. Hopefully, through all these combined efforts a major impact will be felt.
MJ: Can you share with audiences and fans what they can expect from Dumi Right in 2022? New music, more collaborations, and/or other endeavors on the radar?
Dumi: While finishing up my next solo album, I ended up inking a deal with a label in the UK to re-issue one of my prior albums on limited-edition vinyl. That will drop later this year via Chopped Herring Records. I feel like folks that cop vinyls are some of the biggest supporters and truest fans and of course, that includes many DJs, so I am thrilled that we’re going to be able to make that happen. The biggest news though is the impending launch of my new website dumiright.com very soon and a brand-new solo album, Dumi Right – Foreword to the Future. I’m real amped about this as it has been a long time coming but it has some pure heat on it. Guest artists include Chubb Rock, Speech from Arrested Development, YZ, El Da Sensei, Breez Evahflowin’, Kev Brown (on production), Emskee, and more. I had an artist in South Africa draw some ill Afro-Futuristic artwork. It will drop also on limited vinyl first and then go on all the streaming platforms thereafter. We’re putting the finishing touches on it and working on the marketing and distribution plan.
MJ: Take this time to share anything else with the world of Hip Hop…
Dumi: I just served as an executive producer and artist on a compilation series, Stop Shooting Vol 1 and 2 that features emcees and producers from all over the world speaking out about gun violence and police brutality. Lots of exciting music on those two volumes including a new single called “Global Love Warming” that includes a chorus sung by Aloe Blacc. There are so many great artists on it and they all bring very unique perspectives and styles to the table so it’s refreshing to hear…Please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/dumirightmusic and follow me on Instagram, FB, and Twitter for all the latest scoop.
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Singer/songwriter Mari releases another chart-topping single with “Play For Keeps.” The track is taken from his latest album ‘Lost & Found.’ The upstate NY artist delivers smooth vocals over upbeat melodies. His story, a relatable one of love gone wrong, is sure to have listeners embrace Mari’s unyielding emotions. He’s not a man to retaliate with pain, rather he’ll use that energy to regroup and refocus on himself. Stream “Play For Keeps” and connect with Mari on Instagram and TikTok @_marigramm.
Minnesota singer and songwriter Cariah Brinae is topping charts with her hit single “The Space.”
The music business can be a strange game. Imagine what Biggies career would have been if he had held out for Machine Gun Funk being the first single, instead of listening to Puff and dropping Juicy or what if Cam’ron had never heard and then stole the “OH Boy” beat? Does it become part of another Jay Z throwaway or lost tape freestyle? Thank GOD we will never know.
If up and coming super talent and manager Antoine “Twain” Perkins out of the Twin Cities has it his way, he will be writing a similar “what if” story in the near future about his client. “The Space” by Cariah Brinae was released back in the late Summer of 2019 and was a huge local and statewide hit. While promoting the record as well as working on the follow up a chance email to an internet show The Playlist Radio Show out of New Jersey gave “The Space” a second life and as a result the record quickly spread to radio stations, sites and blogs all across the country as if it’s a new record which it is to many not just across the country but across the world.
Still, with the “rebirth” and everything, there is no need to worry this 24-year-old singer, songwriter, and mother is no one-hit-wonder. Follow up single ready and EP in the works. And last thing lockdown or no lockdown expect Ms. Cariah to be live in a state or city near you. You’re welcome.
Rahmón Parker who goes by the name Rahmón P. is a multi-talented mc, singer, songwriter & producer from New Orleans, LA. Being the grandson of Nola legend and Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee Robert “Barefootin” Parker he began the journey of music at the tender age of 5 teaching himself to play saxophone and piano. He quickly sauced his way up over the years as he attended multiple music and art institutions ranging in jazz, blues, orchestra, soul and hip-hop/r&b. He released his first highly anticipated album in 2014 named “Analog Love” which was fully original and self produced. It received great reviews & was deemed “an underground classic, musically progressive and ahead of it’s time”. He then went on to hone in on his craft while helping write and produce for multiple artist in the south as well as develop new sounds for his next release. He is now back with his new single “Bout’ That” off his upcoming self-produced album “PATTERNS” and poised to make huge waves in the culture by pushing it forward sonically through his witty lyrics, warm voice and futuristic/genreless approach. Straight sauce right here! It also can be found in my playlist (InTheSauceWeTrust) playlist on Spotify.
Danielle Black’s Bars, Vocals, & Visuals Dominate Indie Charts In “Finished?”
Sultry singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress Danielle Black releases electrifying, in your face visuals for “Finished?.” With her fierce and intense dominating being, Black addresses ‘Jadas’ (jealous haters) who blame her for their steady downfall. Her deliverance of slick lyrics and strong vocals are just a teaser attesting to her continual wins in the industry. Whether she’s spitting bars or singing, Black is the complete package Rah Rah Rah-ing all the way to the top while the others are Nah Nah Nah-ing on the sidelines.
The video depicts Black’s versatility as an artist, a woman, as well as an unbreakable pillar. Black coupling with a sleek snake throughout the video symbolizes her re-birth with no elbow room to deter her growth. Watch “Finished?” and connect with Danielle Black below.
Chase Back is a rising Bay Area Rap artist who’s been doing his thing for around 5 years. He just released his new video for “Slapp Somethin” featuring Rich Tha Gunna which is fire. Straight Bay Swag all the way. Rich Tha Gunna is also his engineer/producer. He still does his own cover/artwork. He just saucing his way up slowly. He just wants his potential fans & supporters to understand both sides of the spectrum. The Good and The Bad. This new joint is definitely a head bopper. Its out on all digital platforms as well. You know it’s in the playlist. That Sauce Right Here!
The Texas-based artist lays her spades on the table and responds to those who cast her as a reject. Razakel, eye to eye in the mirror, belts tumultuous vocals about her tormented soul, fraudulent smile, incomplete core, and being worlds away from innocence. She’s no role model, but her raw cutthroat truths are owned.
Watch “Pariah” and connect with Razakel below.