I Deserve | “What I Want” Music Video by Alexa Ferr

R&B Pop Artist Alexa Ferr Releases “What I Want” Music Video

Los Angeles, CA – R&B/Pop artist ALEXA FERR collaborates with director, Q Burdette for the music video for her brand new single, “What I Want”. The single was written by Alexa Ferr and produced by American based producer, Adot The God whose production credits include Wale, Travis Scott, Mac Miller and Jidenna to name a few.

what i want music video by alexa ferr

When Adot The God emailed me the beat for what you hear on “What I Want”, I was playing around with melodies and on this particular day, I was feeling like I needed to go after what I want. That, if I’m not happy at the place I’m at now, I need to do what’s best for me to make myself happy and create the life I want for myself. “What I Want” is about empowering others to go after what they believe they deserve and what they want in life. This can be in the form of a better relationship, way of living, career, etc.
– Alexa Ferr

Watch the “What I Want” music video

What I Want by Alexa Ferr

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About Alexa Ferr
R&B/Pop artist Alexa Ferr is no stranger to the music industry. A bonafide triple threat, Alexa discovered her love for the arts performing at local singing competitions and as a dancer gaining 8 years of experience in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and contemporary dance.

Alexa’s career began in 2011 with the release of her first single, “Fell” via Universal Music Group/Dauman Music. The single featured Disney star Matthew “Mdot” Finley, who was also featured in Camp Rock 2. Following the release of “Fell”, Alexa worked with a multitude of producers throughout 2012, including production duo The Invaders who helped the then 17-year-old discover her sound as an artist. In 2013, the Toronto native moved to Los Angeles and released her debut EP ‘Lipstick On The Glass’, introducing fans and media outlets to the “Rugged Pop” sound.

In 2015, Alexa began experimenting with her sound, leaving the “Rugged Pop” sound behind for a sound rooted in Urban Pop. Working with Th3ory of The Penhouse, Alexa wrote and recorded a number of songs including 2016’s “Hit The Switch”, co-written by Travis Bruce. “Hit The Switch” is one of Alexa’s most successful songs with over 30,000 Soundcloud streams to date. The song is featured in the indie film, FLOAT, directed by Johnny Dutch which was released in 2019. This marks Alexa’s first film feature. In 2016, Alexa also found success behind-the-scenes as a songwriter, co-writing Moka Blast’s single “Vida Loca”, which features DreamKayris and The Voice Brasil’s Nikki.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Alexa took pride in solo-songwriting, while working with many producers, continuing to create music on her own terms. In April 2019, Alexa released the single “Can’t Help Myself”, produced by Til December. “Can’t Help Myself” showcases the evolution of Alexa’s artistry as an Urban Popstar, and as a songwriter, as she continues to build her path in the music industry.

Alexa is working with a variety of producers on new music, which will be released throughout the year.

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Music Vids | “Dance” by Dani Jack

Nashville Songstress Dani Jack Releases Powerful Music Video for “Dance”

Nashville songstress, Dani Jack tugs on the heartstrings with the release official release of the music video for her recent release “Dance”. The video premiered with an exclusive interview via Medium.com.

Dance by Dani Jack

The music video is so symbolic to me. The woman (portrayed by Getfone Vongkhamchanh) has recently lost her significant other, I wanted it to feel bittersweet, a sadness of moving on but still an acceptance that this had to happen and that she will be okay.
– DaniJack, from the exclusive interview via Medium.com.

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Nashville embraces one of its freshest faces in country music with Reno, Nevada, native Dani Jack. Her first taste of the stage came when she was cast as The Little Drummer Boy at just four years old. Since then, Dani’s singing and performing abilities have taken her to various venues around the world, from Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Nashville and all the way to China and Haiti.

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Fresh off the release of her debut single “Fallin’ For It” in June 2018, Dani introduced to fans her highly anticipated debut EP, Grace, produced by Luke Forehand (Blackbird Studios). Music blog Out from the Pine Box described the EP as “a balance between feisty and fun lyrics with seamless segues to the more sentimental and slow songs.” Her most recent project was the music video for “Hurt,” which was released during Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019 to benefit Espere Community Counseling Center’s Roots of Courage program, designed to support survivors of sexual assault in Haiti. She released her recent single, “Dance,” in October, written with Craig Lackey and produced by Chris Condon (Billy Ray Cyrus).

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READ Exclusive Interview (Medium.com): Exclusive Premiere: Nashville Songstress Dani Jack Displays Powerful Music Video with ‘Dance’

Preparations for Romance | “Fine Wine” by Cherae Leri

Houston’s R&B Singer Cherae Leri Releases A New Sexy & Seductive New Single & Visual For “Fine Wine”

The Pain that Sex Brings Album by Cherae Leri

Fresh off the heels of her new single, “Dedication”, Cherae Leri releases a new seductive – foreplay single and video entitled “Fine Wine”. The song and visual display how Cherae sets the mood for her lover. “Fine Wine” is a seductive and self-penned lyrics provide a sexual empowerment anthem for women as she calls the shots over sexy, mid-tempo production. The breath-taking scenery from the visuals meets with the seductive imagery of Cherae herself, making for a powerful all-round effect. The single will be featured on her new album The Pain That Sex Brings, set to release on April 10th.

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Houston's R&B Singer Cherae LeriAbout Cherae Leri
Hailing from Houston, TZ now residing in Atlanta, GA, this young vibrant songbird is hitting the music scene hard with her own flavor and style. Cherae Leri is a songwriter, dancer, actress and former model. She began her entertainment career at the age of 3 when she began modeling and acting. Leri has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and it’s the kind of sound you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office.

In 2018 she released her Debut EP Conscience with her assembled team of musical powerhouses with features from Chino McGregor and Choppa Zoe, Engineering from Randy Lanphear, ashilee Ashilee, cowriting from Jai ‘Miss Ikonic’ McMillan and Production from The Giants, Mellow The producer and Chris Beatz.

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Superstar Soundz | Misunderstood EP by 3AM

Portland, Oregon’s own superstar in the making, 3AM releases his brand new EP, Misunderstood

Misunderstood EP by 3AM

Featuring production from long-time collaborators Plivbeats and Azarelbeats, 3AM keeps its family with only one feature from town legend and incarcerated MC, 3WayHeff. Building his brand and fanbase in, and beyond, the Pacific Northwest, 3AM has remained extremely consistent with releases, giving his fans quality music every time he appears. With the Official Music Video for “Pray 4” now available on YouTube, 3AM shows the world his rockstar lifestyle while displaying his diversity as an artist switching up from R&B grooves to turn up anthems with ease.

Executive Produced by David Ferguson aka Portland Kid, 3AM’s Misunderstood EP is uptempo and aggressive, the perfect soundtrack for the club or the gym. With a work ethic that doesn’t seem to be slowing down for anyone, it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on to the star power of Portland’s own 3AM.

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Tap in with the brand new Misunderstood EP and the Official Visuals for “Pray 4” and be sure to check out some of 3AM’s past discography available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more!

Misunderstood EP by 3AM track listing

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Worldwide Drip | Chargin’ 4 Drip Music Video by Lightskin Bobby x Ninja Byrto

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby shows us how he’s ‘Chargin 4 Drip’

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby joins forces with Ninja Byrto for ‘Chargin 4 Drip” off their ‘Worldwide’ collaboration

Chargin 4 Drip by Lightskin Bobby x Ninja Byro Music Video

Atlanta singer Lightskin Bobby joined forces with fellow Atlantan, rapper Ninja Byrto for the release of their collaboration project Worldwide. With help from Atlanta music influencers DJ Kutt Throat and DJ Hollywood, the two produced a unique 20-track project, which features their fourth single and most recent music video, titled Chargin’ 4 Drip.”

I am a studio junkie that consistently be there every day or every week. I had gotten introduced to Byrto through a friend and we worked together on my song called ‘Worldwide’ that later became a duo project. I like the feature of my song and wanted to keep recording because I didn’t think to do a project. To get 20 songs, we recorded over 100 from January of 2018 to the beginning of 2019. I can’t sit on songs so my idea was to do a project called ‘Worldwide’ because I want to go worldwide. – Lightskin Bobby

Additional songs off Worldwide include the lead single and title track Worldwide,” Get Lit,” and Maybeline.”

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About Lightskin Bobby
A singer/songwriter, Breyon “Lightskin Bobby” Sweeting is an Atlanta-based talent working his way from the bottom until he reaches the top. As a child, a became a prodigy around the talent show circuit, winning multiple shows in Georgia and South Carolina, and competing on legendary talent program “Showtime at The Apollo.”

Atlanta singer/songwriter Lightskin Bobby

He’s worked with well-known producer Mr. Hankey, PS On The Track, Ali of Travis Porter, and infamous Atlanta music influencer DJ Kutt Throat.

Earlier this year, Sweeting dropped his “Lightskin Bobby” project, which coincidentally promoted him to switch his professional name from Breyon FPGM to Lightskin Bobby.

Lightskin Bobby garnered solo success from songs like “4bidden Fruit,” “Actions Speak Louder,” and “Undercover Freak.” Before being known as Lightskin Bobby, the singer went BreyonFPMG and was known for his sultry voice and rapper syle.

He released his sophomore project LightskinBobby in 2019 and is currently working on his third solo project for 2020.

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Hot Visuals! | “In here” by Ruciano x Killah H20 Da Don Music Video

Brooklyn Rapper Ruciano Teams Up with Killah H20 Da Don in New Music Video for, “In here”

Ruciano x Killah H20 Da Don deliverers new visuals for a track titled “In here”. The single is from Ruciano’s forthcoming project, Atlantis The Compilation.

About Ruciano
Ruciano is a Brooklyn native recording artist and 1/3 of the hip hop group, The Chillionaires.

At an early age, he discovered his passion for making rap music. He started to develop his skills by practicing verses over instrumental beats. He cites his influences being Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, AZ, Nas, Big L, DMX, Styles P, Eminem, and Lil Wayne.

By creating his own thought process, he was able to master his very own formula in his rap artistry. Today, Ruciano brings sporadic bouncy flows, multi-syllable rhyming, metaphors, and catchy hooks. Ruciano’s goal is to have the Hip Hop world to recognize his lyrical ability while building his brand.

Atlantis The Compilation by Ruciano

Stay tuned for more about the upcoming project, Atlantis The Compilation.

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The Journey | “DEFY” Music Video by Teraj

R&B/Pop Artist, Teraj Releases Captivating Visual for Single, “DEFY”

DEFY Music Video by Teraj - BRASH! Magazine Blog

“DEFY”, from Teraj’s latest album, DEFY. The album consists of blends in pop, R&B, EDM, and Soul sounds. DEFY the album completes a style originally presented in his first EP, DEFY, Pt. 1 (2018). Written by Teraj, the EP showcases his creative range backing the lyrics with strong vocals.

Recently, Teraj premiered the music visual for the single, “DEFY” displaying the physical and mental journey traveled by the artist. Encouraging us to DEFY the norms and nay-sayers, this artist provides a glimpse into what can happen when you believe in yourself resulting in triumphing over the obstacles.

Directed by Teraj
Production Company: 305Music
Director of Photography: Barry Hoy
Assistant Director of Photography: Latryce Stewart
Edited by: Kevin Martelino for Video Husky

The “DEFY” visual is the first of four music videos set to be released by Teraj! Stay tuned for more!

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Music Mondays | Exclusive Interview w/ F.Y.I. Bounze Houze Album

Exclusive Interview with, LA Hip-Hop Artist, F.Y.I. for the New Album Bounze Houze and Short Film

F.Y.I., LA hip-hop artist, self-described “hueman”, lyrics and content that’ll make you think while giving a memorable jam session wherever you are. 

After the Fall ‘18 album release, Herecember 20NOW, F.Y.I. continues his run in dope lyricism with the new project, Bounze Houze, released on Jan  25th. The new album consists of upbeat tracks, motivating movement. This time around, F.Y.I. used his creativity to describe a viewpoint of relationships. Focusing more on a subject matter that was lightly touched in previous projects, F.Y.I. delivers a short film to complement the latest release. The film takes you through the dynamics of how men and women connect and interact taking us on a “sometimes bumpy” ride.

Bounze Houze Album by F.Y.I.

BRASH! was given the opportunity to get exclusive looks and listens to both the new album and short film, which is available with every album or merchandise purchase. 

Check out the interview below with F.Y.I. for more details on Bounze Houze and how the deliverance of the short film: 


As an artist, as long as you live life there is always something to write about and be inspired by. 

hip hop artist F.Y.I

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BRASH! How would you describe the new album in just three words?
F.Y.I. Eclectic.Hip-Hop.Vibes.

BRASH! What inspired the name Bounze Houze for the new album?
F.Y.I. It’s a nod to the overall sonics of the record.  I wanted only up-tempo tracks to create to. Nothing too slow or laid back.  Only music that cut through and compels people to move, to bounze.

I was inspired to write about that man-woman dynamic and the dramatized fun that ensues when the opposite sexes meet.  It was an opportunity for me to make a record that my female fans and women in general could rock with on a deeper level but still make it hard enough lyric wise where guys could vibe with.

BRASH! What experiences led you to writing and creating the lyrics for the new album?
F.Y.I. The scenarios on the record are inspired by different relationships that I had in the past and some of them are based on true stories from other people close to me.  As an artist, as long as you live life there is always something to write about and be inspired by.

I’m a lyricist; that’s the fun part of making music especially hip-hop. No matter what people say or the narrative that certain artists try to create nowadays; it’s still what it is – hip-hop.

BRASH! You maintain your lyricism along with a different take on the subject matters on this album, was there a challenge in finding balance?
F.Y.I. The challenge comes from creating something that you’re happy with and confident in to display to the world.  That’s always the challenge. Once you conquer that, then everything else falls into place. For Bounze Houze, I was able to dedicate an entire project to subjects that I usually touch on only once on my other projects; that’s the major difference.  I’m a lyricist; that’s the fun part of making music especially hip-hop. No matter what people say or the narrative that certain artists try to create nowadays; it’s still what it is – hip-hop. The difference between me and Chris Brown (just using an example; no shade) is that I rap; he sings.  What makes rap music, rap music – is lyrics, words, poetry, rhyme. Melody can be in there, “vibe” is always a part of making any song, but at the end of the day it’s about lyrics! Saying something. So I wanted to show people on this record that we can talk about women, we can talk about relationships and the music can still be hip-hop at its core; nothing watered down or compromised.

BRASH! How did you develop the concept of having a short film to go along with the album?
F.Y.I. I’ve always wanted to do a short film with my albums since 2014 but this project was the perfect subject matter to execute that vision and bring it to fruition. Praise God.   

F.Y.I.

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I look at the film as a thank you to those [that are] truly engaged with my artistry at a higher more connected level

BRASH! Throughout the film, it takes you on a journey of a relationship while correlating the songs within the short. Describe the process of developing the film that connects with the album.
F.Y.I. The short film was inspired by the songs on the project, so it was not created until after the entire record was completed.  From the songs, themselves, the script of the film was developed. I always said that a lot of my music is audio literature so the film had a conceptual foundation to go from.  The director, Marlon “Hightop Bully” Womack, came up with the script/treatment for the film and then I came and sprinkled in some flavor based on knowing the overall message and theme of the music to make the story more cohesive.

BRASH! What lessons can be learned through the film and the album?
F.Y.I. That God is faithful and He will see me through a creative process.  That I’m not boxed into one zone, one style or approach to making records or being creative.  This was the most ambitious creative endeavor I had to date. The record constituted a lot of collaboration with other artists and musicians to bring the ideas to life and then the short film was a new adventure for me because it was sharing my ideas through a new creative medium, film.  I also had the idea in mind of exclusivity in the sense that the audience would engage in the process of being proud to pay for exclusive merchandise or purchase the music in order to see this short film. I look at the film as a thank you to those [that are] truly engaged with my artistry at a higher more connected level and want to experience it in more than a snippet of a song on social media or streaming songs. 

BRASH! You tapped into your acting skills in this short film, is this a sign of venturing into the acting world in the near future?
F.Y.I. Thanks! It was fun tapping into a new creative side of me.  And why not, Marvel call me ASAP!

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Self-Love is Major Key! | “Make Love to Myself” Music Video by Jules Truly

Recording Artist, Jules Truly Releases Music Video for New Single, “Make Love to Myself” 

Jules Truly Make Love to Myself Music VideoIn her first solo, single debut, Jules Truly came to recognize her worth and took back her “Gold Medals” with affirmation; cutting away at all toxic energy that latched on in hopes for a piece of her magic. With her latest single and now newly premiered music video, “Make Love to Myself,” starring, Young Lucious from Empire Fox, Jeremy L. Carver she comes to terms with the fact that once you let go of what does not belong to you one must then also mentally and physically, nourish and heal the wounds, to just like the phoenix revive and rise from the ashes.

 


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“Make Love to Myself” adds fuel to the women’s empowerment movement of today’s society. It not only chants on the importance of self-love and worth, but it also does not shy away from adding a metaphoric, double meaning to the acceptance and pleasures of a woman making love to herself and in return gaining complete satisfaction.

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About Jules Truly
Born and raised in the Bronx, Jules found her love for music starting as a child performer with The Highbridge Voices Community Choir directed by Bruno Casolari. This experience propelled her to performances on The David Letterman Show and an ensemble appearance with Celine Dion at Radio City Music Hall to name a few. She then went on to appear as Young Nala in Broadway’s Musical, The Lion King in its 2000-2001 season. In 2014 she placed as a finalist at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

As an adult, she continues to polish her skills with renowned vocal coach and mentor, Craig Derry. Aside from her solo pursuits, Jules is currently, front-woman of her jazz band and NYC based band, Jules and The Jinks who recently won AFROPUNK’s Battle of The Bands and went on to play the main stage of AFROPUNK Brooklyn Festival. Her sound is jazz, funk, r&b, pop, rock, but most of all soulfully unique. Performing in the metropolitan area, highlight performances include Mercury Lounge, Sony Hall, Minton’s Playhouse, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, Manderley Bar at The McKittrich Hotel, Silvana, Shrine, Sofar Sounds, Treble Fridays, Piano’s, Red Rooster, The Schomburg Museum, The Harlem Arts Festival in 2016, Afropunk Brooklyn Festival 2018 and The Wynwood Yard in Miami 2018.
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Making a Mark in Gospel | HOSANNA EP by Darnell Moore

Singer and Songwriter Darnell Moore Releases HOSANNA EP

Darnell Moore’s HOSANNA EP Features Earnest Pugh and James Murphy

Washington DC – Rising singer and songwriter Darnell Moore is making his imprint on Gospel music. He is a young astute musician who has an easy-going spirit and worships with an authentic heart. Over the years, Darnell has toured internationally in a supporting role to other artists as a musician, music director, or vocal director. He recently returned from his first solo international tour of Italy in December to pre-promote his HOSANNA EP. HOSANNA marks the singer’s first album/EP release.

Hosanna EP by Darnell Moore

“This is a new step for my music career,” Darnell shares. “This is the first time I have placed a body of work on digital platforms for distribution. Also, this EP is being released on my 35th birthday. Even though birthdays are a time to receive love and appreciation, I decided to share with the world, music from my heart, hoping that the messages of praise and hope will help at least one person.”

The first single from Moore’s new EP is the title track “Hosanna”. Fans can watch a live performance of “Hosanna” on YouTube.

“Like the word Hallelujah, Hosanna is a common word we use in music and church. The difference is Hallelujah is a shout of praise, whereas, Hosanna is a cry of praise,” Darnell explains. “Over the past two years, crying has become a part of my new normal, mainly because of the birth of my first son, who is now a part of the ‘terrific two-year-old crew’. I have learned that shouting happens through excitement, but a cry comes from pain or pressure. In spite of some of the unpleasantries of life’s lessons, I decided to stay committed to my assignment as a worshiper and to write songs of praise during seasons of pain.”

HOSANNA is a 5-song EP produced by Moore, Chris Leach, FIO, Darryl Woodson, and Carlton Hicks. Gospel’s leading man Earnest Pugh is featured on the worship ballad “Thank You” which is produced by Leach. Moore crafted a super-groove track called “Everything To Me” with producer Woodson. HOSANNA also features vocalist James Murphy on “Hallelujah” produced by Hicks.

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