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Get to know about Mac and A.K – Exclusive Interview

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Journalist- Hello !!! How are you ?

I’m good fam

Journalist-Please, Introduce yourself?

My name is A.K. the other half of Mac & A.K. We are rap group based out of East Palo Alto in the Bay Area in Northern California.

Journalist-What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?

My twin brother Mac did, as he was always involved in talent shows and eventually joined a group called Black Jack also based out of East Palo Alto. Black Jack went on to put out an album in the early 90s through Triad Records/Ichiban. That group made a lot of noise when they came out, but they had creative differences and my brother left the group.

I had always been a student of the game and was writing rhymes and my brother asked me to form a group with him, and Mac & A.K. was born. We started out to just make an album for the hood, but one of the homies who managed groups heard about us and he asked to manage us. We eventually cut a demo and shopped it to several labels and Tommy Boy Records based on New York (Dela Soul, Queen la Tifah, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, House Of Pain) signed us.

We released an EP called West Bound for Riders only while on Tommy Boy and also, earned a gold plaque for a song called “Way 2 Saucy” featuring Mac Mall (from Vallejo California). The track was featured on the “Nothing 2 Lose” movie soundtrack with Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins. At some point we realized Tommy Boy wasn’t an good fit and we left the label and formed E&K Music Group, with Mac being Co-CEO. We put out 3 albums. The first was Money Rhymes, then Hustle Music and finally Legendary.Througout our journey we have collaborated with The Game, E-40, Above The Law, Planet Asia, San Quinn, JT The Bigga Figga, Lil Ric, Sean T, and many more great Westcoast artists. Unfortunately, my twin brother Mac passed away in 2013, so I am picking up the torch and keeping the legacy alive.

Journalist-Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?

The new single is “Don’t Play With Me” FT King Cydal and Money $ Mont AKA Mr Fetti and it is a song letting folx know not to mess around and to respect where we are coming from. It’s an anthem with a hard beat and dope lyrics.

Journalist-What makes your music unique?

Our music is unique because we use a lot of live instrumentation like live guitars, live drums, and keyboards and no samples. We focus on making meaningful ill lyrics and contents and not rapping to just to be rapping. You can hear the professionalism and experience in each verse.

Journalist- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Take your time and hone your craft and don’t follow trends because they fade. Don’t try to do music because you think you are going to be the next big thing. Do it because it is what you love to do and fame and fortune will eventually come to you.

Journalist-And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?

I’m open to collaborate with dope artists from everywhere, but focusing on me for now.

Journalist-Any upcoming projects?

I have a new single and video called King of The Grind coming in about a month and a full length album called Only The Strong Survives part 1

Journalist-How our Readers contact with you?

Facebook

https://web.facebook.com/Mac-AK-109493171460489

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/mac_and_a.k/

YouTube

Apple Music

https://music.apple.com/ar/album/dont-play-with-me-feat-king-cydal-money%24mont-aka-mr/1623200079?l=en

Website

www.eandkmusicgroup.com

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BRYANT MICHAEL DAVIS’ #1 ALBUM

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Saxophonist Bryant Michael Davis’ New Album “Love Potion” Hits Number 1 on iTunes Dance Album Sales Chart

Professional saxophonist and musician Bryant Michael Davis has taken the music world by storm with his latest album, “Love Potion,” which has climbed to the top of the iTunes Dance Album sales chart, securing the coveted number 1 spot. This remarkable achievement marks a significant milestone in Davis’ burgeoning career, showcasing his unique sound and undeniable talent.

“Love Potion” features the inspiring track “Find Your Way,” which resonates with fans and aspiring artists alike. In a recent interview, Davis shared his journey and offered valuable advice to those looking to break into the industry.

“As someone who’s been fortunate enough to break into the industry, I’d be happy to share some advice with aspiring artists looking to do the same,” Davis stated. “It’s crucial to keep believing in yourself. As an artist, self-doubt can creep up quickly, but having faith in your vision and abilities is key.”

Davis elaborated on his success with specific tips:

Develop a Unique Sound: “In today’s oversaturated market, standing out from the crowd is essential. Experiment with different styles, genres, and collaborations to find what makes you special.”

Build a Strong Online Presence: “Your website, social media, and email list are your digital storefronts! Make sure they’re professional, easy to navigate, and regularly updated with fresh content.”

Network Strategically: “Attend industry events, join music communities, and connect with fellow artists who share your values and goals. Collaborations can lead to new opportunities, mentorship, or even lifelong friendships!”

Create a Solid Business Plan: “As an artist, you’re also an entrepreneur! Set realistic financial goals, prioritize budgeting, and stay organized to ensure long-term sustainability.”

Stay True to Yourself: “Authenticity is what sets artists apart from the rest. Don’t compromise your artistic vision or values for short-term gains; instead, focus on building a loyal fanbase that appreciates you for who you are.”

Davis also emphasized the importance of perseverance and adaptability. “The music industry can be unpredictable, but by staying flexible and open-minded, you’ll be better equipped to navigate unexpected twists and turns.”

He highlighted the value of mentorship as well. “Having a supportive network of peers, mentors, or role models can provide invaluable guidance, encouragement, and resources as you navigate your career.”

In conclusion, Davis encouraged aspiring artists to remain determined and authentic. “Keep pushing forward, stay true to yourself, and remember that every step – no matter how small it may seem – is crucial in building your path to success! And don’t forget to listen carefully to ‘Find Your Way’ on our album ‘Love Potion’ for more inspiration!”

For more information on Bryant Michael Davis and to listen to “Love Potion,” visit D’BREEON OFFICIAL SITE (dbreeon.com)

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Darrell Kelley’s “Big Woman” Dominates the Music Scene with Empowering Message

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Darrell Kelley’s latest track, “Big Woman

Darrell Kelley’s latest track, “Big Woman,” is a vibrant testament to his unique position in the contemporary R&B scene. Renowned for his ability to blend socially conscious themes with infectious melodies, Kelley delivers a song that is both thought-provoking and entertaining, celebrating his admiration and love for plus-sized women with authenticity and flair.

The Man Behind the Song

As a dynamic performer, soulful singer, prolific songwriter, passionate social activist, inspiring spiritual leader, insightful author, and savvy entrepreneur, Kelley epitomizes the essence of a true artist and advocate. His journey reflects an unwavering commitment to justice, understanding, acceptance, and unity. This multifaceted approach to his career not only highlights his versatility but also underscores his dedication to making a positive impact through his art.

Kelley’s musical journey began in the heart of Gospel music, where his resonant voice and profound lyrics provided spiritual solace and inspiration. His songs, rich with emotion and meaning, captivated audiences seeking both comfort and enlightenment. As his career evolved, Kelley seamlessly transitioned into the vibrant world of R&B, broadening his artistic scope while staying true to the powerful messages that define his work. His music continues to echo with the themes of his Gospel roots, creating a unique blend that speaks to the soul and stirs the conscience.

Big Woman Vocal Delivery

The vocal performance on “Big Woman” is nothing short of captivating. Kelley’s voice, filled with confidence and authenticity, perfectly conveys his admiration and affection for big women. His sincere delivery makes the song feel both personal and universal, inviting listeners to share in his celebration of these women. The lyrics resonate deeply, highlighting the genuine appreciation and love that Kelley has for the subject of his song.

Big Woman Production

Musically, the production on “Big Woman” is top-notch. The song features a blend of live instrumentation and modern R&B elements, creating a sound that is both timeless and contemporary. The rhythmic interplay between the bass and drums provides a solid foundation, while the subtle use of keyboards and background vocals adds texture and nuance. Kelley’s choice to keep the arrangement relatively simple ensures that the focus remains on the message and his vocal delivery. This minimalistic approach allows listeners to fully appreciate the depth of the lyrics and the emotion in Kelley’s voice.

The chorus of “Big Woman” is particularly memorable, with its catchy, anthemic quality. The repetition of “Big woman” serves as a powerful affirmation, celebrating big women and positioning them as the central figures of admiration and love. The harmonies in the chorus add richness, creating a sense of unity and collective empowerment that elevates the entire track.

Conclusion

“Big Woman” by Darrell Kelley is a soulful and empowering R&B track that celebrates the beauty and allure of plus-sized women. With its infectious rhythm, heartfelt lyrics, and Kelley’s captivating vocal performance, the song stands out as a significant contribution to the genre. It encourages listeners to embrace their unique beauty and feel confident in their own skin, making it a must-listen for fans of R&B and anyone who appreciates music with a meaningful message. Kelley’s ability to fuse heartfelt admiration with a catchy, anthemic melody ensures that “Big Woman” will resonate with a wide audience and leave a lasting impact.

 

Find Out More About “Big Woman” and Darrell Kelley

Listen to “Big Woman” on all music retailer platforms, including:

YouTube: [Late Night with Darrell](https://www.youtube.com/@latenightwithdarrell) and [Big Woman Official Video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_le5q57zQec)

Spotify: [Darrell Kelley on Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JgMXmA37cShLlKMTTLg4t)

SoundCloud: [Darrell Kelley on SoundCloud](https://soundcloud.com/user-792034936)

Apple Music: [Darrell Kelley on Apple Music](https://music.apple.com/us/artist/darrell-kelley/965281663)

 

Follow Darrell Kelley on his social networks:

Instagram: [@darrellkelleyofficial](https://www.instagram.com/darrellkelleyofficial/?hl=en)

TikTok: [@darrellkelleyofficial](https://www.tiktok.com/@darrellkelleyofficial)

Facebook: [Darrell Kelley on Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/p/Darrell-Kelley-100058104819281/)

X (formerly Twitter): [@_darrellkelley](https://x.com/_darrellkelley)

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‘Azure Kai’ embarks on a musical journey that intertwines captivating melodies

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Azure Kai, an independent artist and student from Monmouth University, embarks on a musical journey that intertwines captivating melodies with vibrant storytelling. Her career blossomed amidst the challenges of COVID-19, initially spurred by a desire to create a Songwriters Club on campus. Though thwarted by the pandemic, her passion for music found solace in the studio, where she discovered the joy of spontaneous collaboration.

“Offguard,” her debut single, marked the inception of her musical narrative. Its success, locally acclaimed and featured in esteemed university publications, propelled Kai forward. Undeterred, she ventured into new sonic territories with “Gotta Get the Girl,” a disco-infused track that garnered attention on Spotify, igniting her creativity to explore diverse genres.

With “Fine Wine,” Kai showcased her versatility, blending indie, funk, and alternative R&B elements into a narrative-rich composition. The song’s acclaim from media blogs underscored her prowess in crafting mesmerizing soundscapes. Following this, “The Cakepop Song” injected humor into her repertoire, earning praise for its charm and lavish instrumentals.

Her latest release, “On the Bus,” continues Kai’s tradition of weaving engaging narratives through a fusion of R&B, pop, and hip-hop. As she expands her discography alongside her producer, Kai draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of musical influences, ranging from Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber, shaping her distinctive vocal style.

Acknowledging the integral role of producers, Kai pays homage to legends like Timbaland and Quincy Jones, whose innovative production techniques fuel her creative vision. With a nod to the past, she aims to revitalize the New Jack Swing genre, infusing it with contemporary flair to captivate modern audiences.

Beyond creating music, Kai aspires to foster a community of interdisciplinary artists dedicated to revitalizing forgotten styles. Through her Instagram and YouTube platforms, she invites listeners to join her on this immersive journey, where each song serves as a portal to a world of sonic exploration and storytelling.

Azure Kai’s musical odyssey is a testament to resilience, creativity, and the transformative power of art. As she continues to evolve as an artist, her commitment to pushing boundaries and connecting with listeners remains unwavering, promising an exciting future filled with boundless musical possibilities.

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