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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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‘KMuss’ The Sonic Architect of Philadelphia’s Rising Beat Scene”

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KMuss is a burgeoning music producer hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, where his innovative beats are making waves in the music scene. With a distinctive style that blends elements of hip-hop, electronic, and experimental music, KMuss is quickly gaining recognition for his unique sound and artistic vision.

Kevin Musser, born October 15, 1995, known professionally as “KMuss,” is an American record producer and beatmaker. He is from the Delaware County area of Pennsylvania, just minutes away from Philadelphia. KMuss is currently independent and working with many rising artists.

His career started at the age of 23 when his mother was facing a 3 year jail sentence.  He was determined to find his passion and after months of praying to God, he finally found producing after catching interest when hearing Metro Boomin’s beats on the album “Double Or Nothing” by Big Sean and Metro Boomin. He soon downloaded FL studio and fell in love. After finally making his first beat on July 3, 2018, KMuss knew that he had the creativity and also the determination needed to make it in this industry. Since then he has worked with popular Philadelphia artists such as Kur, Quilly Millz, Drewboy, Drama b2r, Dappa, and Young Money’s own Drizzy P, and more.

KMuss’ wide-ranging sound can be described as creative yet cohesive, with layers of intricate melodies, pulsating beats, and atmospheric textures. He seamlessly fuses elements of classic hip-hop with modern electronic production techniques, creating tracks that are both nostalgic and forward-thinking. His music transcends traditional genre boundaries, offering listeners a sonic journey that is both immersive and dynamic.

On August 25, 2020, KMuss produced Quilly’s hit song “Drought Where” alongside Tekashi 6ix9ine’s producer Koncept P. This opened doors for KMuss as it featured on the legendary Cosmic Kev’s Philadelphia based radio station 98.9 (Power 99). Cosmic Kev gave KMuss a call and told him to keep his foot on the gas, exactly what KMuss is doing. KMuss came right back with another power 99 feature when he produced “For Me” for Quilly on Nov. 18, 2020. In the introduction of “For Me” Quilly shouts out KMuss saying “Aye KMuss, I told you, all we have to do is stay in the studio” and he was right. KMuss then had 2 songs land on Quilly’s album “Tonya Son” on November 20, 2020. A month before the album was released, Quilly also used a KMuss beat on Funk Flex’s “Block Work” Youtube series.

“KMuss (left) with Kur (right) of Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers.”

The KMuss beat used by Quilly on Funk Flex was captivating as Quilly does his thing and flows effortlessly. The video is on Youtube.com labeled “Funk Flex Block Work 0008.” KMuss On The Beat then went on to produce “Big Dram” for Drama b2r and “Big Dawg” for Drewboy in 2022. In June 2022, KMuss landed 2 songs on Benny the Butcher’s artist, Dappa’s album “Thanks For Nothin 2.” This got him an Apple Itunes plaque for Top 200 hip hop/ rap albums. KMuss recently got a placement on Young Money’s Drizzy P’s “Mental Warfare” album which dropped on Oct. 3, 2023. He credits his “secret weapon” producer, Kaapo from Italy, on creating the crazy NBA youngboy type melody and the rest was history. Drizzy P created a memorable music video to the KMuss-produced banger titled “Who TF Is Drizzy P?”

One of KMuss’ defining characteristics as a producer is his meticulous attention to detail. Each track is meticulously crafted, with every sound carefully selected and arranged to evoke a specific mood or emotion. Whether it’s the haunting melodies of a late-night groove or the energetic rhythms of a summer anthem, KMuss’s music is always imbued with a sense of authenticity and depth.

In addition to his solo work, KMuss has also collaborated with a diverse range of artists and producers, contributing his production skills to various projects across different genres. His collaborative spirit and willingness to experiment have earned him a reputation as a versatile and in-demand producer within the Philadelphia music scene and beyond.

As his career continues to gain momentum, KMuss remains committed to pushing the boundaries of his craft and exploring new sonic territories. With each release, he continues to captivate audiences with his distinct sound and artistic vision, solidifying his position as one of Philadelphia’s most exciting emerging producers. As he continues to evolve and refine his sound, the future looks bright for KMuss, and his journey as a rising talent in the music industry is one that is undoubtedly worth following.

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Getting to Know RNF Bigz Released Hit Single Maryland

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RNF Bigz, hailing from Minnesota, emerges as a dynamic musical artist with a distinctive style that blends elements of hip-hop, R&B, and soul. raised in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Kansas City , RNF Bigz draws inspiration from his surroundings, experiences, and the rich musical heritage of his hometown. RNF Bigz’s journey in the music industry is marked by a commitment to authenticity and innovation. His lyrics reflect his

personal narrative, touching on themes of perseverance, self-discovery, and the pursuit of dreams. With his smooth delivery and compelling storytelling, RNF Bigz captivates audiences and establishes a genuine connection with listeners.

RNF Bigz’s music is a blend of catchy hooks,upbeat beats, and heartfelt lyrics that speak to the experience of life. His influences range from rap icons like Tupac and Jay Z to chart-toppers like Drake and Lil Baby. Known for his huge personality, his music is his interpretation of how the beats make him feel. Destined to create his own shift in the music industry RNF Bigz has continuously dropped fresh upbeat music.

In his latest release, “Maryland,” RNF Bigz showcases his versatility as an artist while delving into themes of dating ,being exceptional , and nostalgia. The song unfolds as a melodic journey through memories and emotions, set against a backdrop of soulful instrumentation and atmospheric production. “Maryland” offers a glimpse into RNF Bigz’s introspective side, as he reflects on dating nuances and

contemplates the complexities of being yourself . Through poignant lyrics and heartfelt delivery, RNF Bigz invites listeners to join him on a reflective exploration of the human experience. The track “Maryland” serves as a testament to RNF Bigz’s artistic evolution and his ability to craft music that

resonates deeply with audiences. With its soulful melodies, evocative storytelling, and infectious rhythm, “Maryland” stands as a testament to RNF Bigz’s talent and creativity, further solidifying his place in the contemporary music scene.

As RNF Bigz continues to push boundaries and explore new musical territories, his artistry remains rooted in authenticity, passion, and a genuine desire to connect with listeners on a profound level. With each release, RNF Bigz reaffirms his status as a rising star in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

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Pop Royalty: Inside J Ryako’s Palace of Music and Fame

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In the heart of the glamorous principality of Monaco, a whirlwind of artistry and charisma resides in the form of J Ryako. Hailed as the rising star of the pop music scene, J Ryako isn’t just an artist; he’s an embodiment of a lifestyle that’s both fascinating and magnetic, drawing millions into his world through the lens of social media.

With a following that spans continents, J Ryako’s meteoric rise is attributed not only to his musical prowess but also to his lightning-fast life and captivating lifestyle, which are chronicled across platforms like Instagram and YouTube. His social media feeds serve as a window into a realm of opulence, pulsating energy, and unbridled creativity.

The allure of J Ryako lies not only in his chart-topping hits but also in the enigmatic aura that surrounds him. He’s a maestro in the art of keeping his audience on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting his next move. His Instagram teases snippets of unreleased tracks, glimpses into extravagant parties, and snippets of his creative process, leaving fans clamoring for more.

But amidst the glitz and glamour, there’s a deeper story waiting to be unveiled. J Ryako’s music isn’t just about catchy beats and infectious melodies; it’s a reflection of his life experiences, trials, and triumphs. His lyrics resonate with authenticity, weaving tales of love, ambition, and the tumultuous journey through the rollercoaster of fame.

As the anticipation crescendos, J Ryako prepares to unleash a tidal wave of fresh music and content onto his eager audience. The buzz is palpable as teasers of unreleased tracks flood his socials, sending ripples of excitement through his devoted fanbase.

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