#WordToTheWise: “Quality Over Quantity”

A lot of artists have 100 plus songs under their belt and still wonder why they haven’t got “on” yet.

So until you know that you’ve found your sound as an artist, don’t try to knock out as many songs as you can in one studio session. Find one record (at a time) that you love, and perfect it. It only takes one hit. ?

#WordToTheWise is quality over quantity!

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Young Niyah – “Hit Em” [Video]

Young Niyah goes hard in the video for her newly released first single “Hit Em”, which she wrote and co-produced with the talented producer Fydo Young. Niyah enlist famous Mother, Tamika Scott of Xscape, and music mogul, Johnnie Cabbell in the video, giving her thast official ATL stamp of approval every new artist dreams of.

Niyah hops out of her helicopter and is escorted across the field by her bodyguards. “I hate braggin’ but you can when you got it.” Throughout the video, Young Niyah is flexing on everybody. Watch out for her because she’s bossing up.

Peep the video!


Prestigious – Money Dance

Recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio Prestigious drops a banger titled “Money Dance” that will inspire you to secure the bag. Presented by Yesterday’s Nothing and produced by Cleveland’s own Threats The Plug. When that direct deposit hits your account this is the song you’ll be blasting at a high volume. Prestigious provides the listener with many dope punchlines, good energy, and a catchy hook. This is the first single for the project “Sophisticated Ignorance” that Prestigious plans to drop soon but until then hit that play button and get inspired to go get that money!

New Music: Pay Day – Revenue, The Stunt (Prod. Nightengale)

After spending all of 2016 in the cut, DMV artist Havana Seoul put out a new single. Pay Day dropped Saturday, April 1st via another site,  is a friendly reminder to get those financials in order and keep them in order. The jazzy five minute release was produced by Maryland native, nightengale. He flexes his production skills with complex instrumentation and superb engineering.  Havana Seoul is from PG County, Maryland, right outside of Washington, D.C. Pay Day is the first single from Seoul’s upcoming EP due out Summer 2017.


#New: Johnny Phrank – “Dirty Diana” [Audio]

Johnny Phrank - Dirty Diana (artwork)

Today marks the 6th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing.

There’s no doubt MJ influenced countless artists that came after him, including Johnny Phrank, who commemorates MJ by releasing a song he wrote with Mr. Jackson’s own “Dirty Diana” in mind.

Although Phrank’s street-smart approach and darkly seductive style afford him a uniquely identifiable sound of his own, Phrank is often compared to Future because of his descriptive street narratives, and The Weeknd, because of his silky smooth vocals.

His latest single, “Dirty Diana,” boasts production from producer Willie B, who is best known for producing Kendrick Lamar’s “Ignorance Is Bliss” and “Rigamortis” from Lamar’s Overly Dedicated and Section 80. The Grammy nominated producer also recently produced “03′ Adolescence” on J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive album.

Give it a listen below, and find out why Johnny Phrank is the next big smooth crooner in music.

Johnny Phrank: @JohnnyPhrank
Willie B: @ichibandon