Artinho, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Artinho, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘Carnage’, what is the meaning?

The meaning of ‘Carnage’ to me is about expressing different situations that lead up to carnage, from growing up in North London I’ve gone through so many things and seen a lot of things that have shaped me to be who I am today. There was a time in life between 16-20 that nearly everyday to me felt like a

I was also sent to Angola for 1 year in the year 2011 due to the life I was living and be around the wrong company that almost costed me my life. I take you through my life in the lyrics set in different times in 3 decades.

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most?

Stormzy, Dave, PlayBoi Carti,, Solange, Burna boy, Metallica, Doja Cat. They inspire me by reinventing themselves and staying consistent in the times where in. Never breaking away from what put them in there position, just tweaking the faults. The music they are creating is beginning to stand the test of time, and T gradually gets better, from stage presence, to Merch, how they perceived in the public as well.

What is the best thing about being a musician in 2023?

There’s more tools to help independent artists, working to what’s best for you, what’s helped me is having a studio in my house, so I can record when I want, I have more time to tune my craft.

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?

I write out of no where sometimes, words come up, and I start rhyming and I find myself writing either in Front Room or the studio are the best place for me to write, the studio because, if there’s other writers there, you want to be better than them or get there approval, and if I’m at home I’ll write in the front room and then head to the studio after I wrote down an 8 or 16 bar to record the idea.

What is your first memory of music? 

My first memory of music, growing up in an African home your custom to listen to African music such as Koffi Olimide, Werrason, Magic System. My parents would play all different type of music, from Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, UB40, Karyn White, Mario, Brandy, Marvin Gaye, The Gap Band. The older I got I starting discovering more music like Heavy Metal (Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slipknot) Rock (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Green Day) Pop (Madonna, The Crowded House, Simply Red) Rap (Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes). I also member hearing Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison on radio all time.

The music video I can remember watching was The Fugees – Ready or Not and The Notorious B.I.G.- More Money More Problems as I was doing my Maths homework, I was very intrigued in what they rapping about, but I knew I was too young to know until the age I turnt 11.

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Artinho x Matrace, ‘Carnage’

Words By Sam Wetherby.

Artinho’s latest offering, ‘Carnage,’ stands out as a compelling track that underscores his skill as a rapper and songwriter. The collaboration with Matrace further enhances its appeal, catering to those with a penchant for a unique hip-hop experience.

Also, his genuine passion resonates throughout ‘Carnage,’ setting it apart from the rest. His rap delivery is both impactful and comparable to the finest in the genre. Complementing this is the contagious rhythm and bass hooks that provide an added layer of authenticity and complexity.

Drawing from his extensive background in the music industry, it’s evident that this much-anticipated single lives up to its expectations. ‘Carnage’ embodies Artinho’s dedication and expertise and we cannot get enough!

Akil B. Strange And Rodney Hazard, ‘Everything You’ve Heard Is True’

Words By Joey Rochert.

The new album ‘Everything You’ve Heard Is True’ by Akil B. Strange and Rodney Hazard is a present to all of us! This new record is everything that we would expect from an artist of Akil and Rodney’s ability, and they smash through the industry noise with ease!

Featuring 13 tracks, this album shines a bright light on modern-day hip-hop and rap, and the pair hold nothing back with their effort to quench our thirst. The route is full of twists and turns, and we are itching to hit the replay button when it concludes.

Take a listen below.

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Little Moses Jones, ‘City Or Country’

Words By Joey Rochert.

‘City Or Country,’ by Little Moses Jones, is overflowing with feel-good vibes. Moses hits it out of the park with his captivating performance in the new release, which stands out from the first encounter.

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Little Moses Jones, who fuses current funk with nostalgic RnB, gives way out of our times’ chaos, and his energy levels grow contagious as he advances through his set. The vocals are on par with the best in the business, and the music leaves an indelible mark.

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AboGod, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, AboGod, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘Chosen’, what is the meaning? 

“Chosen” is a direct message to the listener that I’m “Chosen” from the Most High God for a great purpose in changing the world as we know it and helping grow his kingdom. Telling the audience that I wouldn’t have anything that I have if it wasn’t God; my talents and my many wisdoms. It’s the fact that I’m Chosen that I have my abilities. I am on a mission to change the entire world for the greater good.

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most? 

I don’t have an artist that inspires me, but I do listen to a variety of artists. God is my inspiration for he is “The Musician” and creator of all things including sound. I want my music to satisfy his frequency.

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What is the best thing about being a musician in 2022? 

I would definitely say when I freestyled the whole song Chosen when I was recording. The song was done in 45 minutes crazy enough. I felt Good before and after recording.

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment? 

The whole world is where I write, but my favorite place is in my mind because I have my own place when I meditate and go into the room in my head. 

What is your first memory of music? 

I have so many memories of music, my first memory would be very difficult to say. I’ve listened to so many songs from many countries around the world I couldn’t say, but I remember listening to artists like Tupac and Sade as a kid.

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Adam Giles Levy, ‘Wild Earth’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Adam Giles Levy explores with his new track ‘Wild Earth’, bringing a new bluesy folk edge to modern music. It is from his new album, ‘Wake Of Disarray’, which will drop later this year.

The Surrey-born singer/songwriter has been perfecting his craft for several years, and his dedication to developing a unique sound is paying off. Furthermore, ‘Wild Earth’ incorporates a variety of styles, making for a novel encounter that leaves us wanting more.

You can listen below | Adam Giles Levy On Instagram > @adamgileslevy

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AboGod, ‘Chosen’

Words By Joey Rochert.

AboGod expresses himself without ambiguity on his latest release, ‘Chosen’. The star rapper from the United States bursts onto the scene, bringing a message that hits home for all the right reasons.

‘Chosen’ is a one-of-a-kind experience that is impossible to overlook! Furthermore, the song is a voyage through spirituality and religion, and AboGod smashes it with a thought-provoking rap delivery that stands out among contemporaries in the same genre. His lyrics are indenting, and he talks about growing closer to God and having faith.

Check it out below.

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Amun El, ‘Freedom’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Amun El’s latest song, ‘Freedom,’ is to send a shockwave through the hip hop realm!

‘Freedom’, with a unique structure, is everything we could have hoped for from an artist of Amun’s calibre. The tune stands out from the start, and its infectious cadence sends hairs flying on the back of the neck skyward. The narrative is powerful, and Amun drives home the point with a storey about seeking freedom and finding autonomy.

Check it out below.

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King Royal, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

King Royal, the man of the moment, gave us an insight into his music career and plans going forward. Check out what he said below.

Hello, King, how has your January been so far?

2022 has been major already. The way we ended last year, I already knew things were going to take off like this. It was only a matter of time. Wholelottaguap did major streams last year and is already passed 150k streams total. I have a few shows coming up. I got a few videos in the vault ready to be released for the album. Everything is falling into place just like we’ve been manifesting. It’s only a matter of time before yall see and hear me and RDE everywhere. 

‘Wholelottaguap’ is an empowering track, is it one of the tracks which means the most to you as a songwriter?

The song definitely has been flooding the world. So many different countries have been showing us love. But it’s crazy because that song was put together so fast that it never really meant anything to me. Once Lil Noodle sent his part back, I pretty much cooked up my part that same day. I just wanted to put together something that I thought the people would find catchy. I wasn’t even trying to get too lyrical on it, I just was having fun. If you go back and play ‘And It Was So’ or ‘Total Royalty 2’, you’ll see how I never hesitate to speak on worldly topics. However, this beat didn’t need all of that. So it’s definitely not a song that means the most to me but it’s definitely a fun track. 

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Have you any gigs planned for 2022?

Most definitely. In February, the whole team is going to tour in California. After that, I want to start touring more states! I have dozens of hits to choose from so imma have the crowd rocking no matter how I make the setlist. It’s been a few years since I’ve performed so I cant wait to interact with the people again. 

Who would you love to collaborate with?

Any of those artists I grew up on definitely. Weezy, Kanye, Jay Z, etc. That would be dope.

But I love music so much that I would finesse a collab with any artist, any genre. I’m always down to expand the skill and the sound. 

Outside of music, do you have any other passions?

I love sports. Basketball specifically, I can watch that or play that all day. But I love watching damn near every sport.  Also, it’s fun to step away from the music and do any outside activities, especially when it’s with the family. I get so involved in this music, so when I get a chance to actually step away and enjoy my people, I’m always down for that. 

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King Royal, ‘Wholelottaguap’

Words By Joey Rochert.

With his new single, ‘Wholelottaguap’, King Royal is sending a shockwave through hip hop.

King Royal

King Royal offers one of the most captivating performances to emerge from the scene in recent times, grabbing our attention right away and keeping us fascinated for the duration. His passion is evident, and he doesn’t hold back when it comes to his prowess, which rises to the top of the mix with vigour! The music is equally as powerful, with energy flowing from every note.

Photo Credit: King Royal.