Entertainment News | R&B Artist, Omar Wilson Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Indie R&B Artist, Omar Wilson, Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist

NAACP Image Awards Nominees for Outstanding New ArtistOmar Wilson has been a full force in the R&B scene with his soulful music releases and performances. With his recent accomplishment, he’s displaying how hard working indie artists can win and stand beside the best of the best in mainstream music. BRASH! caught wind of the recent announcement of Wilson’s NAACP Image Award nomination of in the category, Outstanding New Artist. The BSE Recordings artist joins the likes of Toyr Lanez, Koryn Hasthorne, Ella Mai, and Jade Novah. Wilson described this nomination, via instagram, as being “Blessed and honored” to be named on one of the nominees in this category. He also thanked his team, BSE Recordings (Label), Ra-Fael Blanco (Publicist), Michelle Bonaparte (Make up Artist), Carlton Spence (Fashion Stylist/Image Consultant), and label mates, Arika Kane (Singer) & T Barz (Rap Artist).

For the 50th NAACP Image Awards, this milestone year is giving independent artists the awareness that is well overdue in the music industry. The award show will be aired on TVOne, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. The telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA.

We salute Omar Wilson for this amazing accomplishment and send BRASH! well wishes! Be sure to check out his new single “Love Song” Available Now!

RnB Artist, Omar Wilson


Twitter: @OmarWilson
Instagram: OmarWilson1

About The NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The upcoming telecast, the 50th Anniversary of the NAACP Image Awards, will also spotlight the significant contributions of the NAACP and the impact the organization has had on our community and country. For more information, visit www.naacpimageawards.net.

About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.


Lovers Rock | “Valentine” Music Video by Love Stallion

Top 5 iTunes Rockers Glam It Up For “Valentine”s Day Video

Denver-based glam rock band Love Stallion have released the music video for their upcoming single, “Valentine.” The band has a Top 5 iTunes rock chart single.

Denver, CO — Denver-based glam rockers Love Stallion are definitely feeling the…love. Influenced and inspired by the biggest bands of the 70s and 80s, Love Stallion’s debut album, Unforgettable Ride has received massive critical praise. Their first two singles, “Slow Release” and “Big Rock Radio” have amassed tens of thousands of Spotify streams, while charting on national and international am/fm radio outlets. “Slow Release” hit the iTunes Canada rock charts in 2018, reaching the Top 5. The videos for both songs have received Official Selection status from film festivals around the globe. If that wasn’t enough, Love Stallion recently wrapped up opening dates with LA Guns and Steel Panther.

Aaron Hart of Love Stallion on the set of new video,

Aaron Hart of Love Stallion on the set of new video, “Valentine”

Love Stallion recently released their latest video in time for their favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day. “Valentine” was produced by Arcadian Pictures, the same team behind the “Big Rock Radio” video.

“It was an absolute pleasure working again with John Hunt of Arcadian Pictures,” said Love Stallion frontman, Aaron Hart. “Our favorite part was the filming the black light party body-painting flashback scene! We filmed this at my condo in Denver, where a pair of Sexy Disco Legs hang above a big white plush area rug in the great room, surrounded in black light. Our tour company, Full Color Productions brought in 16 additional lighting fixtures to help set the mood, completely washing the room in black light and lasers. We had a bunch of friends out that night, along with DJs spinning house music (one of which was John, aka Panamaa). It was a total blast! Unfortunately, for our guests and my rug, the “washable” body paint didn’t turn out to be washable, ha!”

Watch Official Video for “Valentine”


Album, Unforgettable Ride is Available Now!

Unforgettable Ride by Love Stallion

About Love Stallion
Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 1970s and ’80s, rock stars like David Lee Roth and Freddie Mercury, and dynamic bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, Love Stallion is charging onto the music scene with original glamorous hard rock. The band’s high energy live performances, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature “Sexy Disco Legs” have placed Love Stallion in the spotlight among Denver’s hottest tickets. Their debut album, “Unforgettable Ride” was recorded at Colorado Sound Studios with Emmy Award Winner and Certified Gold Album producer, Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett, NSYNC).

Twitter: @lovestallion
IG: lovestallionband

Real Still Reigns | “SYS” Music Video by F.Y.I.

Los Angeles-Based Emcee, F.Y.I., Presents the HighTop Bully-Directed Music Video for “SYS”

SYS by F.Y.I. - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Produced by Sir Jon Lee, “SYS” single appears on Herecember 20NOW. F.Y.I.’s new album which also features “Boom” produced by J Cole collaborator !LLMind. F.Y.I.’s previous album ameriBLACKKK spawned visuals for “These The Times (Don’t Judge)”, while his previous album F.Y.I. Invented Green generated videos for singles “Legend of G.O.A.T.” and “Trust Me”. F.Y.I. first gained notoriety in 2010 as part of trio Those Chosen and their collaborations with Grammy-Award winning producer, IZ Avila, earning them a slot on URB’s 25 Artists To Watch. In 2012 F.Y.I. collaborated with Ab-Soul on “Dopamine”. In 2014 he dropped his first solo mixtape Yo! The Places You’ll Go which hit #1 on CMJ’s Hip Hop Charts . He dropped an exclusive freestyle for HipHopDX and has also appeared in the European reality show Holland in Da Hood.

“SYS” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Outlets!

“I want to take a sound that’s so prevalent in rap and show that you can be creative, come with lyrics and still bounce all at the same time,” F.Y.I. says. “These Soundcloud trap rappers had they shot and its time for the real to reign supreme again.”

Watch Official Music Video for “SYS”

Twitter: @fyipsalms
Instagram: fyipsalms

Going Through the Emotions | “How Do You Sleep” by Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor Delivers Emotional New Single, “How Do You Sleep”


Nashville, TN – Canadian born artist, Alexis Taylor delivers an emotional new single “How Do You Sleep” available on all streaming platforms. Recently, the singer/songwriter performed her new release on WZTV FOX 17 News in Nashville exclusively on Rock & Review. You can view the special acoustic performance here.

How Do You Sleep by Alexis Taylor

How Do You Sleep has a stunning piano intro that softly sets the tempo of the song. Alexis conveys her story through her dynamic and solid vocals. Her voice genuinely expresses the grief she has for this relationship … – Christina Foster (The Country Note)

“How Do You Sleep” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

At the beginning of 2018, Alexis released her debut single “Blame The Whiskey” which allowed her to appear live on numerous radio stations throughout North America and take part in events such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and CMA Fest in Nashville. The release of “Blame The Whiskey” also lead to Alexis taking home the award for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the 2018 Tennessee Music Awards, performing at the USO Northwest Gala, and take the #1 position for six consecutive weeks on Reverb Nation’s provincially ranked country artists charts.

To catch Alexis on the road this year visit www.alexistaylormusic.com/tour for a list of tour dates.

Twitter: @MissTaylorMusic
IG: alexistaylormusic

Love/Sexy Xs 10 | “Times 10” by Sammie ft Lil Baby

Multi Platinum R&B Singer/Songwriter, SAMMIE, Returns with the Debut of his NEW Visual/Single, “Times 10”

times 10 by sammie ft. lil baby - brash! magazine blogSammie is unapologetically unleashing his grown and sexy, and bringing back the true essence of, and fire in R&B love songs with his new body of music. Sammie shows his audience that he hasn’t missed a beat while on his two year hiatus. Sammie is all grown up and he is not holding back in his new single “Times 10,” featuring hip hop phenomenon, Lil Baby. Sammie expresses a tantalizingly mature conversation where the R&B singer croons about bringing his woman to a heightened sense of pleasure in more ways than one–better yet, “Times 10,” against a heady melody with a powerful confessional hook.

I’ll return the favor baby, times 10. Imma keep you comin’ comin’ again. When you freakin’ me baby girl anything goes. When you go down, I know you care and it shows. I wanted to create a record that sets the mood. And I feel I’ve accomplished that, thoroughly. – Sammie

“Times 10″ was written by Sammie Lee Bush and produced by: Fresh Ayr and DJ Pain 1.

Stream “Times 10” ft. Lil Baby NOW on Major Digital Music Outlets!

Empire Records signed a venture with Sammie, and is set to release his new album in Spring 2019.

Supporting the sultry single is the red-light-district, erotic teaser video directed by Keoni Mars, which depicts a shirtless Sammie pleasing his lady love to the point of no return.

Watch the Official Trailer for “Times 10”

About SammMulti Platinum R&B Singer/Songwriter, SAMMIEie
The world watched Sammie grow up from a 12-year-old sensation into a record-breaking and multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and performer. In 2017, Sammie showed the world that he has fully come of age with the release of his third record and first independent full-length LP, Coming of Age [Star Camp Music/EMPIRE]. This body of work confidently transitioned Sammie in evolving into the artist he’s worked towards becoming for the past 18 years. “I was blessed to have a sense of stardom and limelight at a young age,” Sammie exclaims. “I was a little boy when I first entered the hearts and heads of fans. There’s a substantial difference in the man they see before them now. I’ve matured. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve had a lot of wins. I’ve had a lot of losses, which I’ve found lessons in. I’ve never taken my foot off the gas though. There were certain detours I needed to take to get back on the right road. Today, it’s beautiful to be on this path. I’m blessed, grateful, and humbled to be here. I’ve come of age.”

2016 set the stage for his second album, in which Sammie delivered a bona fide hit with the I’m Him EP. The Shade Room touted the title track and it transformed into a viral smash with over 2.7millionSpotify streams and 1.9 million YouTube/VEVO views, between garnering praise from HipHopDX, AXS, Revolt, YouKnowIGotSoul, and more. He continued to constantly record, engaging his audience by personally previewing the writing process on Instagram. You could say his followers “executive produced” the music. He most definitely evolved over the course of these 13 new anthems.

Now, Sammie is ready to prove that Coming Of Age was just the pit-stop to his next musical journey, and is excited to shoot fire on all creative cylinders with the highly anticipated release of his fourth studio album. The project will showcase Sammie’s rich and deep soundscapes and provide the perfect platform for impressive vocal runs and timeless R&B swagger. The atmospheric nature and infectious tone will give way to clever choruses and vivid storytelling, showcasing his undeniable growth, maturity, and progression–everything Sammie has been working towards and more.

Twitter: @SammieAlways
IG: SammieAlways

Music Vids | “Over It” by Ke Turner

Atlanta-based Virginia Beach native Ke Turner presents the music video for “Over It”

Emcee, Ke Turner

“Over It” is the new single from the album Twist A Pen, Open A Lock. Ke Turner’s latest album features guest appearances from J. Nolan, Adela, Unkle Chee and Pluto as well as production from Doom Got Beats, Tommy Karate, Sehratonin, Code Red, Kellz Cacique and Turner herself.

Twist a Pen, Open a Lock album by Ke Turner

“Over It” is produced by Owdareech, and features DJ Redhanded, who also assisted Turner in directing the video, as well as contributing production to the album. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Turner’s previous videos include “Trivial Pursuit” and “The High”. “Over It” received praise on social media from Greg Nice of Nice and Smooth, who took it to be aired at Sirius XM by DJ Eclipse Rap Is Outta Control Show. Female old school pioneer Sha-Rock and Sugar Hill Records female rap trio The Sequence shared video clips of the track on their social media as well.

“This song is a soundtrack for your life!” Turner says about the newtrack.

Watch Official Music Video for “Over It”

Twitter: @keturnermusic
IG: iamketurner

Bringing You the FIRE! | Katchafire Tour News

Katchafire’s USA Tour Around One Love and Arizona Roots Festivals with Jordan T & Swells

Reggae Band, Katchafire

New Zealand pacific roots reggae ambassadors Katchafire kicks off their first 2019 USA tour late this month, around their festival slots on One Love in California and Arizona Roots Festival. All club shows also feature special guests Maui’s irrepressible singer/guitarist Jordan T who has shared many stages with Katchafire, along with the smooth soulful tones & feel good vibes of Swells from Orange County who has just released a new EP.

Stream Katchafire Music on Spotify!

Katchafire’s Fyah In The Trenches tour will celebrate the release of their new video/single scheduled to premiere with a Watch Party/Live chat with the band on their Official YouTube Channel (date dependent on country) – UTC 24 January 2019 at 21:00

katchafire trenches tour poster

Thu Jan. 31, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 1, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 2, 2019 – Armory, Ashland OR with Jordan T, Swells & The Current
Wed Feb. 6, 2019 – Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA with Jordan T & Swells
Thu Feb. 7, 2019 – Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica CA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 8, 2019 – Music Box, San Diego CA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 9, 2019 – Arizona Roots Festival, Chandler AZ
Sun Feb. 10, 2019 – One Love Festival, Long Beach CA
Mon Feb. 11, 2019 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV with Jordan T, Swells & Mystic Roots

Tickets for all shows are available now – Links & details available at Katchafire website & social pages.

Click here to watch Katchafire’s documentary created by Mike Abela/Abela Films

“Fyah In The Trenches” will be the 5th video/single from Katchafire’s acclaimed 5th studio album (released June 2018).

**Watch Party Dates & Times – UTC 21:00 24 Jan 2019**
US HONOLULU – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 11am
US LOS ANGELES – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 1pm
US NEW YORK – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
JA KINGSTON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
UK LONDON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 9pm
EU BERLIN – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 10pm
JP TOKYO – Friday, Jan 25th @ 6am
AU SYDNEY – Friday, Jan 25th @ 8am
NZ AUCKLAND – Friday, Jan 25th @ 10am

Katchafire will then head to Hawaii for several shows with reggae legends UB40.

Twitter: @Katchafire
IG: KatchafireOfficial