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We caught up with artist NORD, to get the scoop on his latest project and success in the music industry.

  • First and foremost, I’m glad to have you here with us today. Could you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started?

My name is Carter Davis, artist name NORD, and I am an 18 year-old Hip-Hop and R&B focused musical artist. I was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon (U.S.) metro area and first began creating music in my self-built bedroom studio in late 2021. I released my first single “INDUSTRY” in August of 2021, and since then it has caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of listeners globally. My music, including my latest single “SORRY”, is available to purchase and stream on all major platforms.

  • Do you compose your own music and make your own beats? Is it typically a collaborative effort?

My music is typically created collaboratively, with the instrumental/beat production being put in the hands of a select few producers that I originally met online and have fortunately been given the opportunity to work with consistently since starting my music career. As far as lyric writing and ideas for songs, I typically brainstorm themes and write all of my lyrics independently based on a culmination of my current and past emotions, experiences, and inspirations. My philosophy has always been the idea of collaboration and working with others being a key part in composing music of any kind, so any music you hear from me has most definitely been contributed to in some way by somebody else, or even multiple people that I trust musically.

  • Who were your initial musical influences? Who had the greatest overall influence on you?

My initial musical influences were the artists that I listened to the most at the time of beginning my music endeavors, and still listen to frequently to this day. These artists consist of Xavier Weeks, DIRTYXAN, and Kevin Powers. The music and style of these artists have always had a dramatic impact on my musical aspirations and decisions. However, apart from stylistic influence, I consider myself to be my biggest influence in my career.

  • What do you believe are the essential stylistic qualities that help your music resonate with listeners?

The essential stylistic qualities that can be observed in my music that resonate with listeners the most would have to be the smooth, melodic instrumentals that still pack a booming kick paired with the punchy Hip-Hop influenced vocals that ride on topics which almost everyone can relate to in their own relationship experiences.

  • What has been the most difficult event in your profession or life thus far, and how have you overcome it?

A recurring event that has been somewhat difficult to navigate so far in my career as an artist is commonly referred to as “writer’s block”. Consistently writing meaningful and catchy lyrics that are required to make new songs can be especially challenging at times especially when you’re not motivated and or are lacking inspiration, and working to overcome the fact that constantly writing new meaningful music isn’t a realistic expectation in my workflow has been a journey that I’ve been working on as a new songwriter and musician in the field. Going from having no prior musical experience to just starting composition and publishing of music within the past year has subjected me to a lot of lessons, both short-term and also ones that I’ll be continuously learning for the remainder of my career as an artist.

  • On the other hand, what would you consider a high point in your career thus far?

A high point in my career thus far would have to be a very specific achievement; surpassing the milestone of 500,000 unique streams on Spotify. This had been a goal of mine ever since releasing my first single in August, and being able to achieve such a large number of listens in just under 5 months after the fact cumulatively between only the two of my released songs really proved to me that my potential as a musician and artist is not being tapped in anywhere close to its full potential.

  • Could you tell us about your latest project, and what fans might expect to hear?

My next big project as an artist will be my debut album, which has yet to be announced, and will be releasing on all streaming platforms nearing the end of 2022. For updates, listeners should follow my Instagram and all of my artist streaming profiles. The songs featured on this project will be the next stepping-stone in establishing my sound as a musician and further expanding my already rapidly growing community of supporters.


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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 (

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Kyoko Majette: Rising Star of Hip-Hop and R&B




Kyoko Majette

Kyoko Majette is a name that’s quickly becoming synonymous with the future of hip-hop and R&B. Known for her explosive single “Fuck A Bitch (Fab),” Kyoko is making waves in the music industry with her exceptional vocal talent and lyrical prowess. As both a hip-hop and R&B artist, she seamlessly blends genres, showcasing her versatility and depth as a musician.

**A Versatile Talent**

Kyoko’s journey in music is characterized by her ability to transcend traditional genre boundaries. She has collaborated with notable names like 5thWardBoys, New Lyfe, and Erock, further cementing her reputation as a versatile and innovative artist. Whether she’s delivering hard-hitting bars or serenading with smooth R&B melodies, Kyoko’s artistry knows no bounds.

**Affiliation with TSG**

Established with TSG, Kyoko has found a platform that supports her multifaceted career. Beyond just a recording artist, she is an all-around entertainer. Kyoko writes her own songs, choreographs her performances, and even models, showcasing her diverse talents. Her stage presence is magnetic, drawing in audiences with every performance.

**New Release: “Love Delusions”**

Kyoko’s latest release, “Love Delusions,” is a testament to her growth and evolution as an artist. The tape is a reflection of her experiences and emotions, crafted into a compelling musical narrative. Fans can look forward to the upcoming visuals, which promise to be as captivating as her music.

**Community Involvement**

Despite her rising fame, Kyoko remains grounded and committed to giving back to her community. She is actively involved in initiatives that provide food and clothing to those in need, demonstrating her humble and compassionate nature. Kyoko’s journey from humble beginnings to pursuing her dreams is an inspiration to many.

**Stay Tuned**

Kyoko Majette is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. With her unique blend of hip-hop and R&B, powerful stage presence, and genuine heart, she is set to make a lasting impact. Stay tuned and stream her latest work to witness the rise of a true star.


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Alabama Rapper PBE PLUTO Headline’s a Show With T.I., ANTHONY HAMILTON, Music Soulchild & More




Alabama Rapper PBE PLUTO Headline’s a Show With T.I., ANTHONY HAMILTON, Music Soulchild & More

R&B & Hip Hop Fest, featuring T.I., coming to the Mobile Civic Center

SAT JUNE 15th AT THE MOBILE CIVIC CENTER “TI, ANTHONY HAMILTON, MUSIC SOULCHILD, PBE PLUTO, YOUNG DRO, BIG KOUNTRY, MAC BONEY & more PERFORMING LIVE IN MOBILE ALget tickets ASAP Promo code:PLUTO1>>>Before they choose a seat , they have to click unlock and then enter PLUTO1 so when you choose your seats the code is already in place. This can be done via the Ticketmaster app or on the actual website.


Before demolition work begins on the Mobile Civic Center Arena this summer, T.I. and Anthony Hamilton will top the bill at an “R&B & Hip Hop Music Fest” announced Friday.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced this week that the long-gestating effort to decide what to do with the Civic Center property – whether to upgrade or replace the aging facility – had culminated in a decision. The city aims to begin demolition work in August to clear the way for a new $300 million arena with a maximum seating capacity of just over 10,000. Proponents say the new facility will be able to meet the needs of modern touring productions including concerts and sporting events, as well as Mobile’s Mardi Gras balls. A ribbon cutting on the new venue is currently targeted for January 2027.

If that plan goes forward on schedule, the R&B & Hip-Hop Music Fest will be among the final shows for a hall that has echoed with the music of everyone from Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin to The Monkees, Elton John and Prince.

According to information released Friday, the R&B & Hip Hop Music Fest will feature T.I., Anthony Hamilton and a reunion of artists associated with T.I.’s Atlanta-based Grand Hustle Records, including Young Dro, Big Kuntry and Mac Boney. The show will take place June 15, a Saturday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, through Ticketmaster, with prices starting at $74 plus fees.

T.I., aka Clifford Harris Jr., is an Atlanta rapper who enjoyed a run of pop crossover success between 2004 and 2009 with top 10 solo hits such as “Bring ‘Em Out,” “What You Know” and “Whatever You Like,” as well as collaborative hits such as “Swagga Like Us” with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne; “Live Your Life” with Rihanna; and “Dead and Gone” with Justin Timberlake. He also has numerous TV and film acting credits

Anthony Hamilton’s top R&B singles include “Charlene,” “Struggle No More (The Main Event)” and “Pray for Me.” He also has made his mark as a featured artist on other acts’ songs, with notable examples including Nappy Roots’ “Po’ Folks” and Jadakiss’ “Why.”

As things stand, the fest is the latest concert scheduled for the Civic Center Arena. Others upcoming arena shows include comedian Katt Williams on March 22Kevin Gates on May 9comedian Gabriel Iglesias on May 11 and Judas Priest on May 12.

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