Future Desires | “Psyche” by Keith Canva$

Portland Artist Keith Canva$ Releases The New Single “Psyche”

Psyche by Keith Canva$

Portland emo Rapper and Burn Money Music label member Keith Canva$ releases the catchy new single “Psyche.” The first 2020 single, released March 28th, starts with a combustion of emotion and desire to see a better future. Produced by Reckless and J. Hixson, Keith glides over the twangy guitar licks breaking down his latest relationship issues. Examing his past and moving on to what the future holds for his career, Canva$ has been attacking 2020 with renewed focus and energy towards his music. Whether it was trauma from the passing of his favorite artist, Juice WRLD or inspiration from his own life, Keith has been channeling his energy towards a new sound and image. “Psyche” is bouncy and aggressive production-wise while still leaving room for Keith’s emotions to bleed through. Sultry melodies and organic vibes seem to come naturally for Keith Canva$ as he continues to impress release after release.

Stream/Purchase “Psyche” NOW on Digital Music Platforms!

Portland emo rapper, Keith Canva$About Keith Canva$
Keith Canva$ is Portland’s emo lit lovechild, thriving at the intersection of relationships and strip clubs. His sound depicts the rainiest days in Portland to the sunniest days in LA, connecting with fans at their highest highs and lowest lows.

Keith’s single “Met in Hell” released in July has accumulated over 500,000 streams, without much promotion. With only 4 releases his musical promise and talent is undeniable. He has already collaborated with Famous Dex, $teven Cannon, and NBA all-star Javale McGee. In 2017 he performed at Rolling Loud LA, joined Marty Grimes on his Cold Pizza Tour and performed with Lil Xan and Waka Flocka. Summer 2019, Keith co-headlined with Nascar Aloe, He ended the summer with SOB X RBE at The Roseland Theatre, and recently joined Ski Mask the Slump God in six cities for The Stokeley Tour.

Fresh off his second Rolling Loud run, Keith Canva$ ends 2019 with “High 2 Long”, another perfect transition and introduction to his evolved sound. The single takes a glimpse into the high life of Keith Canva$, an artist truly living a rockstar lifestyle. Studio sessions, parties and early mornings fueled by sex and drugs.

2020 is the year Keith Canva$ steps out with his true art form, expanding from simple clout rap to well written, crooning vibes that accurately represent him.

Artist Profile
Twitter: @keithcanvas_
IG: @keithcanvas_
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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.

Watch Music Video for “Pray 4”

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

Stream Misunderstood EP HERE!

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Music News: Indie Stay Winning | Justin Blazer & Copperline Music Group

Producer & Singer -Songwriter Justine Blazer Inks Publishing Deal with Copperline Music Group (Sync License Division)

We love it when independent artists share their works gaining the attention of major labels, entertainment companies, deals and MORE! Nashville artist, Justine Blazer recently inked a publishing deal with Copperline Music Group! Let’s give a BRASH! congrats to this trailblazing artist.

Justine Blazer and Copperline Music Group

About Copperline Music Group
Copperline Music Group is a fully integrated entertainment company built to meet the needs of today’s artists. Founded in 2016 by Will Edwards and Rusty Harmon, Copperline Music Group brings together experts in artist management, artist development, music production, advertising and marketing, A&R, radio promotions, booking, publishing, content creation and distribution, to create and execute comprehensive artist strategies for the just emerging to the most established artists. With international distribution through The Orchard, CMG’s collective experience provides a home for independent artists looking for a fresh perspective.

www.copperlinemusicgroup.com/

Nashville singer-songwriter, Justin BlazerAbout Justine Blazer
Justine Blazer is a Nashville recording artist, music and vocal producer, audio/mixing engineer songwriter and podcaster. SIn 2019/2020 she has had four (4) #1 hit singles on various independent charts. Over her 10+ years in the music industry as a solo artist, Justine has released seven (7) LP & was the winner of the Ram Trucks Battle of the Bands National competition. She has opened for Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Lonestar and many more. Justine has had sponsorships and endorsement deals with Chrysler Incorporated, Ram Trucks, Luna Guitars, Ernie ball strings and more. She has charted on the Music Row Top 100 Music Charts, her music videos have been seen on VEVO, GAC, TNN and The Country Network. She was featured on the television show American Super Group with Jennifer Nettles and Elle King on MTV & POP television. Justine has tour over 200 dates a year and performs weekly at her residency in Nashville, TN. Starting music at a young age, she has studied opera, jazz and music theory. She now works as a full time music producer with numerous studios and record labels, doing artist development, songwriting and music production for herself, other artists and sync licensing placement. She also produces a weekly podcast called SONIC FEMALE. Most recently, she was nominated for ‘Music Producer of the Year’ and ‘Country Female Artist of the Year’ for the Josie Music Awards, which is the largest independent and internationally recognized award show. Justine was just recently a presenter at the NAMM show 2020 in Anaheim, California representing RME audio.

www.justineblazer.com
Facebook.com/justineblazermusic
Twitter: @justineblazer
IG: justineblazer
YouTube.com/singerchick007

 

Book News: Romance-Suspense Teaser, The Perfect Sin by The Blakk Dahlia

First Encounters Leading to Sin

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia Releases Book Teaser for New Release, The Perfect Sin

 

The Perfect Sin book, by The Blakk Dahlia

Adding to the new book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, author The Blakk Dahlia shares a sneak peek into her new release, The Perfect Sin. This new romantic-suspense novel explores a story of the selfish heart. Along with the previous releases, this author explores a forbidden romance from the “heart’s” perspective. The Perfect Sin is a first-hand account of a young woman (Jennifer Steele) falling for a lover who belongs to another woman. In this tale, The Blakk Dahlia explores an unpopular concept of infidelity, forbidden love, and the destruction that may come.

Within the book teaser, the main character details her thoughts and emotions while setting her eyes on a potential love interest. This preview is a sample of The Blakk Dahlia’s writing style and the descriptive innocence finding someone who sparks your interest.

The Perfect Sin by The Blakk Dahlia

Book Teaser: “When Jennifer Saw Darren”
During the first day of work, Kelly introduced me to almost everyone in the office. Administrative staff members, the team, managers from nearby teams, random people on the floor. However, she didn’t introduce me to him. I guess since he worked on a different floor, he wasn’t included in the new girl tour stop.

While heading home for the day, I found him in the downstairs lobby. I didn’t just see him; my eyes experienced his face. Distance sat between us, but through the crowd of people rushing to leave, I knew I wanted him. Brown skin, with a height no less than six feet, fit, low haircut, with a thin mustache leading to a short goatee. Deep dimples on each side of a spellbinding smile exposed with his laughter. He regularly checked a cell phone while listening to random jokes told by Michael and another guy. I was heavily curious to know what made him glow infectiously. If I knew, maybe one day that smile would appear just for me.

My eyes locked on him until he was about to look towards my direction. I lowered my head for a moment to hide the eye-stalking, then once I looked up, he was gone. Jolting my head from left to right, I searched for signs of his whereabouts. No luck.

The Perfect Sin is the fourth release from the Heartbreak Diaries book series. The collection of novellas dive into the stories from love and love lost due to the styles of hearts many may walk (or rush) into choosing a significant other. Rushing to Distraction (The Foolish Heart); Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart); and Devastation or Destiny??? (The Settled Heart) are all stories derived from accounts of The Blakk Dahlia’s own dealings in dating and relationships.

“Although feathers may be ruffled with this story. I wanted to create a book within the series that is real from all angles. Falling for sin can cost you, but what if that sin gives you great hope to love again. And when we choose our feelings over the feelings of a stranger, how do we handle that guilt?” says, The Blakk Dahlia. This story consists of love, chaos, guilt, and realistic stories of what we all have faced going through the ebbs and flows of adulthood.

The Perfect Sin, book by The Blakk Dahlia

The Perfect Sin is Available Now!

About The Perfect Sin
Jennifer helps Darren to realize what he’s been missing. And that’s simply living life. They have no intention of hurting anyone, but it feels too good to let go. Going back and forth about right and wrong, Jennifer soon falls into self-centered ways rationalizing Darren’s affection and love (the sin) as deserving. Pursuing it causes them to break the heart of an innocent bystander, Darren’s wife. The sin comes with a high cost as a result of the broken pieces. Is Jennifer willing to pay? Learn more about this book and the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series at www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown)

Photo Credit: Joe Miles

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), best describes herself as a Creator. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that creatives can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: blakkdahliawrites


Updated: March 2, 2020

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.”

Worldwide Album by LightskinBobby x Ninja Byrto - BRASH! Magazine Blog

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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.

IG: lightskinbobby

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!

Stream DEFY NOW!

 

www.TerajMusic.com
Facebook.com/IAmTeraj
Twitter: @IAmTeraj
Instagram: Teraj08

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

Photo Credit: Jessica Magana of Red Heart Media

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.

Photo Credit: Jessica Magana of Red Heart Media

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!

Stream Bounze Houze is NOW on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

BouzeHouze Merch

Exclusive Merchandise Available HERE!

 

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Band News | Marquee Grand’s Self-Titled EP

Emerging Alt-Rock Band Marquee Grand Recently Released Debut Self-Titled EP 

Marquee Grand EP - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Buffalo, NY – Teasing fans with the recent release of their single “Maybe”, Marquee Grand is eager to share their new music with the world – a tantalizing taste of their high energy, infectious music that has led them to perform in conjunction with major bands like The 1975, Dashboard Confessional, and Blink-182.

Our debut EP means a lot to us. It shows the progression of songwriting and is a true demonstration of the genre barriers that we can break. Each track on the EP has meaning to us and the EP as a whole represents feelings that most adolescents and young adults encounter in their lives. Our goal is to take the experiences and feelings we’ve had and channel it through music to connect with others. This EP is just the tip of the iceberg, as we will be very busy delivering new music to our fanbase in a quick manner in 2020.

Stream Marquee Grand EP Now!

Since the release of their debut single in 2018, Marquee Grand has brought a refreshingly modern style to Buffalo, New York’s music scene. Comprised of members John Richter, TJ Luckman, Matt Lawniczak, and Josh Owczarzak, these Buffalo natives stand out above the rest with alt-rock influences spanning the past few decades. Their single release “Not Finished Yet” resonated with fans and reached over 27,000 streams on Spotify signifying a strong representation of the band’s cohesive musicality and burgeoning talent. High energy performances make their live shows memorable as they radiate infectious melodies, unforgettable lyrics, and an anthemic attitude throughout each of their original tracks. Their portfolio is comprised of carefully-crafted singles leading up to their highly-anticipated debut EP in early 2020. Their message is simple: Be Grand.

www.marqueegrand.com
Facebook.com/marqueegrand
Twitter: @marqueegrand
IG: marqueegrand

Double Time | “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize” by Humble

Toronto, ON. – Juno Award Winning Reggae Artist Humble is back and releases two new tracks “Fiya Girl” & “Must Legalize”.

“Fiya Girl” outlines what he wants in a woman. The smooth-slow track showcases Humble’s vocals taking listeners on a storyteller’s journey in reaching “The One”.

Fiya Girl by Humble

Stream “Fiya Girl” Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Deezer!

“Must Legalize” gives traditional reggae vibes, giving a message of legalizing what is now sought as an alternative healing method. “Must Legalize” is an anthem with a message continuing to raise awareness, firing up others to make a stand.

Must Legalize by Humble - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Stream “Must Legalize” Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Deezer!

About Humble
Humble now based in Edmonton Alberta, no stranger to the Music scene, with two studio albums behind him that garnered him a Juno Nomination & win and performing at major music festivals in Toronto, New York, Ottawa Calgary & Japan.

Reggae artist, Humble

Humble’s style has evolved adding elements of many other genres to is already a reggae-influenced style that fuse to form a sound like no other artist. He can command the stage with or without a band and audience members often claim to have goosebumps after listening to a performance. His lyrics are positive and uplifting and his voice is smooth, clear and powerful. He is excited to once again share his music with the world and perform for fans, new and old.

Humble is also set to release his first self-produced EP in January 2020

www.humblemuzik.hearnow.com
Facebook.com/simon.humble.31
Twitter: @Humblemuzik
IG: humblemuzik

For the Fans! | “Bugatti” by Curt Chambers

Nashville, TN – On the heels of his Billboard Premiere of his single “Roll With It” Grammy winning, singer-songwriter Curt Chambers released a new single “Bugatti” on soundcloud and youtube for his fans. This rising country music artist is making a name for himself in the country music world with his music which fuses his r&b roots. His smooth and captivating vocals are set to lyrics crafted for fans of country music.

bugatti by curt chambers - brash magazine blog

“Bugatti” was inspired by a beautiful girl that I saw at LAX. I watched her get off her plane and saw her jump into a Bugatti. The image stuck in my head and I decided to write a song. I hope my fans enjoy the nod to Janis Joplin!! – Curt Chambers

Listen to New Single, “Bugatti”!

Chambers is not new to the country music circuit by any means, he is just super-human and has navigated between his relationship and music in Los Angeles and his love of country music with great ease. He has toured with Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Rich, Jake Owen, Dustin Lynch and many more and he has played a vast array of stages including Coachella and Stagecoach.

Curt is currently working in LA with Dr. Dre and his team and will be presenting at NAMM in LA this week.

www.curtchambers.com
Facebook.com/curtchambersmusic
Twitter: @curtdarockboy
IG: curtchambers
YouTube.com/CurtChambersMusic