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. ?
North Carolina’s Austin Royale has completed recording his long-awaited debut project “PLAN|A”, but isn’t quite ready to let it go just yet, so today he releases an offering from the forthcoming project titled “Stay”. Produced by Brendan Powers, Austin rocked the beat like a champ, allowing us to get to know him a little more with his witty and detailed lyrics. Take a listen below.
Ron Beatty follows up from his recent release of V.S.O.P. Playlist with lead single, Infinity, as he partners with the Platinum, Grammy-Nominated super-producer $K; both originally from North Carolina. $K has created sounds for many household names, including Chris Brown, Future, Trey Songz, Kevin Gates, Kodak Black, Big KRIT and a long list of others. It’s no surprise the two musicians would eventually end up collaborating as Ron and $K met during their undergrad years at Winston-Salem State University, both later relocating to Atlanta, GA. The mutual respect from sharing similar southern stories has leveraged their relationship in a creative direction, fostering multiple tunes soon to be released for public consumption in the near future. Infinity, a soulful, organic, bassline driven record, details Ron’s move to Atlanta, his humble beginnings, and displays pure honesty while climbing the ladder to success, yet clearly defining the shortcomings of an everyday artist breaking through. Listen to his story.
Madison Jay returns with the 5th visual release off his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Return Of The Gap” with a homage to his hometown of Raleigh, NC in impeccable fashion. Madison runs thru the city reminiscing on his humble beginnings draped County! apparel. Shouting out out local artists, local sports teams and enjoying good times with family. This is the anthem for the city of Raleigh (919) and for anyone’s who’s ever been looked at as an underdog.
North Carolina buzz maker King Fresco returns with a brand new visual “Got Lazy” fresco also recruits Tommy Boi Davinci for this new wave, The song itself brings that nostalgic feel & flow from the jump, with laid back flows from Fresco and an assist from Davinci giving off nothing but good vibes, Honestly this can get played all summer & some more. “I smoked the dope and got lazy” the catchy repetitive hook fresco raps. Don’t be surprised if this becomes your summer anthem, Stream & watch the video below & let us know what you think from the NC native and be sure to stream his latest release. “”Sunny D and Dutches” project exclusively available on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and SoundCloud
Fayetteville, NC artist Sweepstakes looks to up the ante with his most recent release titled “Pretty Face Gangsta.” The tune is heavy on the 808 vibes akin to much of the trap sounds emerging from the southern United States by the sound of things, he could be able to carve out a unique lane for himself.