The Saga Continues… | Interlude EP by Leo Vance

Toronto Recording Artist-Leo Vance Releases Heart And Soul With Interlude EP

Interlude EP by Leo Vance - BRASH! Magazine BlogInterlude, is part of the 5 EP Series Leo will be releasing that feature different styles in the rap and hip hip genre. Vance wrote, mixed all the songs and produced two songs on the Interlude EP, “Something About You” and “Lessons”. Producers Vybe Beatz and Patrick Carmelo also make an appearance on Interlude as well. The EP captures the heart and soul of Leo Vance, each song reveals relatable timeless stories that strike a chord with conscience lyrics. Moody tracks that feature a chill, laid back vibe which can crossover into many genres, and captures anyone’s heart at any age.

Watch the Official Video for “Something About You”
Director: Mercenary Films


Interlude EP is Available Now on Apple Music, Spotify, & Tidal!

About Leo Vance
Leo Vance, 22 is a recording artist from Toronto, Canada and burst into the scene a year ago with his debut album The Legend Begins. He was nominated for The Break Through Artist Of The Year Award at the Canadian Urban Hip Hop Awards in Toronto in May 2017, and won his first industry award for the album.

A visionary, artist, writer and music producer Leo has been honing his skills since the age of 13. Coming from a musical family, Leo knew his passion for music would lead him to where he is today. A serious artist Leo leaves it all on the stage when he performs, he has performed both here and in the US in many events and festivals. Leo works hard on his craft on a daily basis, never taking anything for granted.
Twitter: @LeoVanceMusic
IG: LeoVanceMusic


Midnight & Music | “12:00 am” by Matt LeGrand

Pop Vocalist, Matt LeGrand, Releases Music Visual for New Single “12:00 AM”

12:00 AM is more than just a place in time but a feeling of exhilaration that encompasses our soul. – Matt LeGrand

Produced by Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams (Fergie’s “London Bridge,” Usher’s “Lil Freak,” and Beyonce’s “Ego”), Matt’s new single, “12:00 AM,” is an ode to his club audience with its slick production, booming beats, and sizzling vocals. His voice drips effortlessly over the synthy melodies and bumping rhythm, as he anticipates the moment he can finally get his hands on the one he loves. It’s pristine pop perfection wrapped in a club friendly aesthetics, delivering on its promise of feel good summertime vibes. It fits the video treatment, which plays out its own love affair with night life. Women in sparkly miniskirts make their way through the streets in search of that thumping underground oasis where they can lose themselves in the music. Between choreographed dance moves and Matt’s charismatic live performance footage, the video centers around a crowd coming together to celebrate living in the moment.

Pop Vocalist, Matt LeGrand,

And according to his social media, there is an EP coming soon! Stay tuned…

Watch Music Video for “12:00 AM”
Twitter: @MattyLeGrand
IG: MattLeGrandMusicOfficial

Mic Session with Underground Hip Hop | F.Y.I.

Los Angeles Hip Hop Artist, F.Y.I. Drops His Rap Gems on Underground Hip Hop Blog’s Mic Session

FYI on Underground Hip Hop Blog - BRASH! Magazine Blog

LA Hip Hop Artist F.Y.I. Psalms is not stopping in spreading his rap talents for the culture. Recently, he stopped by the Headquarters of Underground Hip Hop Blog to perform the single “Spend Godly” for an exclusive Mic Session. The track is off his latest album AmeriBLACKKK Available Now! The performance reached of 4K views in one day, showing the validity of F.Y.I.’s rhymes and music.

Watch the Exclusive Full Mic Session feat. F.Y.I.


About Underground Hip Hop Blog
Underground Hip Hop Blog is an independent Hip Hop site featuring the freshest Indie/Underground Hip Hop music from around the world. Generating thousands of visitors per day + hundreds of submissions a day, allows you to stay on top on the latest music in the independent scene.
Twitter: @ughhblog
IG: ughhblog

About F.Y.I.
LA based Hip Hop artist, F.Y.I. is a self-described hueman, on a mission to continue to color the world with his songs, tweets, and videos by splashing it with new pictures. His latest album, AmeriBLACKK is Available Now!
Twitter: @fyipsalms
Instagram: fyipsalms

Chart Topper | Clayton Morgan

Dallas Singer-Songwriter Clayton Morgan Tops iTunes Canada Chart

Taste for Love by Clayton Morgan

The artist’s track, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” hit number one on the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart on September 13, 2018. It’s his first #1.

It’s been quite a summer for Dallas r&b/soul/dance singer-songwriter Clayton Morgan. His critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June 2018. The remixes and official music video dropped on July 16th. Since then, the video has been named as an Indie Best Videos Festival Selection, and the single has been racking up airplay, charting on the Airplay Today charts.

Now, one of the remixes, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” has topped the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart. The track reached the pole position on Thursday, September 13th, ahead of releases by Thom Yorke, Major Lazer, and FatBoy Slim.

“Yes, monumental! Omg! This is great news!” said Clayton, upon hearing of his #1 status. “Thank you to all of the fans for supporting this track. What a blessing.”

“Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” is Available Now on Spotify! 

Watch the official video for “Taste For Love” (original mix)


Clayton Morgan in the Press
“It’s been several days. It’s been several hours. It’s been a long time. I still have this song stuck in my head. ” — Gustave Carlson, Vents Magazine DALLAS , TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 14, 2018–

“Morgan appears to be on his way to soaring to new heights” – Markus Druery, Neufutur Magazine

“It’s been several days. It’s been several hours. It’s been a long time. I still have this song stuck in my head” – Gustave Carlson, Vents Magazine

“Clayton Morgan warms up his listeners with a hot and spicy track” – Mindy McCall, NoDepression Magazine

Clayton Morgan - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Clayton Morgan

Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton Morgan released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groups and drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined, have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.
Twitter: @ClaytonMorganMusic
IG: ClaytonMorganMusic

Entertainment News | Lionsgate Announces Season 3 Soundtrack For Hit TV Drama Series Greenleaf

Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans Featured On Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack Single and Official Music Video “Changed” Premiere On YouTube

Greenleaf Season 3 SoundtrackLos Angeles, CA – The Lionsgate hit drama series Greenleaf has returned for season three on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This shocking series depicts the never-ending secrets of the Greenleaf family and their Memphis, TN based megachurch. Each season of the enthralling show has been accompanied by a dynamic music soundtrack. Lionsgate Music announces the next volume, the highly anticipated Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack and featured single “Changed”.

The Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack will be available for digital download on Friday, September 28th. The soundtrack features songs performed by Deborah Joy Winans, Patti LaBelle, Chimere Scott, Keith David, Josiah Bell and Voice of Atlanta. Deborah Joy Winans and Patti LaBelle join for an inspiring collaboration on the soundtrack lead audio and video single “Changed”.

“Changed” is the iconic Gospel hit by legendary vocalist Tramaine Hawkins that was originally recorded on the late Walker Hawkins’ LOVE ALIVE album in 1975. LaBelle and Winans deliver a soul-stirring remake of the timeless gospel song and perform together in the official music video. The official music video for “Changed” premiered, worldwide, recently on the Lionsgate Music YouTube channel.

“Changed” audio single is Available Now on the Official Greenleaf Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music!

“Changed” Official Music Video on Lionsgate Music YouTube Channel


Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack:
1. “The Root (Gospel Remix)” performed by Mavis Staples
2. “A Leak In The Building” performed by Voice Of Atlanta
3. “Don’t Knock” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
4. “Holy Fire” performed by Josiah Bell
5. “Healing” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
6. “When You Hear Of My Homegoing” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
7. “Free” performed by Chimere Scott
8. “Speak The Name” performed by Koryn Hawthorne
9. “When Jesus Comes” performed by Keith David
10. “Changed” performed by Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans

Pre-Order Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon!

Greenleaf OWN TVAbout Greenleaf
In season three of Greenleaf, all the turbulent forces that Grace’s (Merle Dandridge) return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but the family itself. Fallout from last season’s shocking revelation of Bishop’s (Keith David) infidelities with Lady Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield) sister, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home, setting the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course that, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce. In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle), an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker, in an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to preach and thus do what no First Lady has done before — survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple. Grace, meanwhile, works undercover in the company of Rochelle, hoping to discover Rochelle’s motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire. Across town at Triumph, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical empire and manage parenting their teenage daughter Zora (Lovie Simone), but the roots of sin delve deep and old habits die hard. Sophia’s (Desiree Ross) faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) struggles to make peace with Kevin (Tye White) and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from death row for the crime of defending her own life. Meanwhile, Darius (Rick Fox) finds himself in conflict due to being entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.

Greenleaf is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”), and Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”). The series airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on OWN.

Viewers can catch up on the show’s complete first and second seasons on Netflix. For photography and additional show information please visit Greenleaf Press Web and
Twitter: @GreenleafOWN
IG: GreenleafOWN

LionsgateAbout Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

Anticipated Releases | “Speak In Tongues” Music Video by Cooper Phillip

Pop/Soul Artist, Cooper Phillip, Releases Captivating Visual for Upcoming Release “Speak In Tongues”

Pop/Soul Artist, Cooper Phillip

Russian born, Los Angeles based pop soul artist Cooper Phillip succeeds in capturing the undivided attention of listeners across the globe. With her intense drive, soaring vocals and passionate songwriting, Phillip is elevating herself to the top of her genre with her highly anticipated upcoming release, “Speak In Tongues”.

After a couple of successful releases, the stunning performer is now ready to grace audiences with “Speak In Tongues”, a single co-written with Emmy Award-winning Max Matluck and Alessandro Calemme. Featuring dreamy and sensual soundscapes, metaphorical lyricism and powerful vocal melodies, the song takes you on an emotional journey, allowing listeners to open up to a new feeling of reality. “Speak In Tongues is about living through the feeling of love and passion and capturing this state of mind – love that has no drama, no tension and no limits”, reveals Phillip. Highlighting soaring, angelic background vocals, the single takes inspiration from Enya. “There is a big influence in this particular arranging style of Celtic pop. I thought it could be really cool to bring that element and combine it with the urban pop sound of today”, confides the artist.

Watch Official Music Video for “Speak In Tongues”

Phillip’s music features an underlying theme of strength, grace and empowerment. “I believe we underestimate ourselves often and our fear takes over. My goal is to show people that they are stronger and can do much more then they think they can”, she admits. Using true life stories, hardships and experiences, the songwriter emits authenticity and courage throughout her music.

Cooper Phillip has seen success with her previous single garnering over 10 million listens online. She has also developed an impressive and loyal fanbase, particularly on social media and has performed at some of Los Angeles most prestigious venues.

About Cooper Phillip
Born in a small town in Russia to a family of accomplished classical musicians, her early years were shaped being raised by her grandmother and aunt while her mother, a master violin player, toured around the world with various symphonies. This separation led Phillip to take comfort in music where she was enamoured by the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald. A young Phillip taught herself Fitzgerald’s songs inside and out, noticing every nuance of phrasing and jazz intonations. Phillip eventually enrolled at the prestigious Moscow State Classical Academy where she studied classical piano, music theory, harp, jazz, blues, ballet and voice. The songstress worked diligently to expand her vocal range and control, taking everything that came in her path and feeding off of the challenge.

Recognizing her daughter’s talent and charisma, Phillip’s mother gave up her flourishing career to accompany a young Cooper on tour throughout Russia. Determined to pursue an international career in music, Phillip moved to New York City at the age of 17. With barely a dollar to her name, the singer worked and hustled, performing in weddings and clubs and sleeping in the storeroom of a restaurant where she sang. It wasn’t easy but she would not be deterred. After a few years in the city, Phillip jumped at an opportunity to sing at a important gig in Los Angeles. She never went back.
Twitter: @CooperPhillip1
IG: CooperPhillip

Music Messages | “Likkle More” Music Video by Stratz

North London Rap Artist, Stratz Delivers a Motivational Message with Debut Single “Likkle More”

The new single, “Likkle More” embodies the best of his afro-Caribbean roots and London upbringing. Inspired by the likes of Popcaan, Vybz Kartel and Movado, “Likkle More” emits a feel good, summer atmosphere. “I want to mix that unique touch from dancehall into dance music in the UK”, explains the British rapper. Produced by Mayfield Studios in Portsmouth, the track features soulful female vocals, sharp percussion and gritty raw beats, giving it all the ingredients for the perfect summer anthem. Narratively, the single is an ode of encouragement for people to give a little more back in all aspects of life. It’s a reminder for others to be happy, proud and graceful and to help others in anyway they can, as you never know what it could do in the long run.

With his distinct delivery and relentless energy, Stratz is on the path to create a sound that encompasses everything that is true to him. He describes, “I’ve always had a different style and I think this is what allowed me to develop a unique sense of lyrical development and instead of adding to problems, I try to find the solution”. Stratz is ready to continue his musical journey with “Likkle More” currently available worldwide.

Watch Official Music Video for “Likkle More”

“Likkle More” is Available Now on Spotify!

North London rapper Stratz - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Stratz

Born and raised in North London, rapper Stratz creates a vibrant sonic palette through his collective fusion of modern hiphop and Jamaican dancehall. His fresh and spicy sound, combined with his lyrical craftsmanship and honest narratives are putting Stratz at the forefront of his genre.

Stratz draws his verbal inventiveness through past experiences, having spent his youth in a neighbourhood where you find yourself having to constantly look over your shoulder. The rapper reveals, “It is funny to think this is how most of us used to live and scary to know it carries on and worsens”. Having lost his friend, who was killed in a gang incident, Stratz turned to alcohol and struggled with depression. After narrowly escaping a prison sentence, Stratz fell into his music and immersed himself in expressing his emotions through lyrics and melody, saving himself from the environment he was in and evolving into the artist he is today. “The only way I came out of such a bad stage was the constant reminder that I have to live this life for all of us and having such support from my family and music 24/7. I came out of such a bad stage and have now become so prosperous I don’t think Hulk could stop me if he tried”, confides Stratz.
Twitter: @StratzDontstop
IG: StratzDontstop