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GNS Shy Black Latest Release Is Ready To Takeover The Music Scene

GNS Shy Blacks Stops By The Straight Official Headquarters To Chop It Up About His Latest Single, Creative Process, Dream Collab, And Much More

• How Did You Come Up With your Stage Name?  

Shy Black: My pops nick name was shy, So I just added to my nickname black 

Please tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry? 

Shy Black: Brooklyn New York,  Brownsville GlenMore Plaza to be exact and just being around the culture and the place that birthed hip hop made me fall in love with its every where you hear music all day where I’m from

• Who and/or what inspires you to create? 

Shy Black: My life definitely inspires me to make the music I make it’s real life music 

• How would you describe your sound?

Shy Black: My sound is just Unique The way I flow  to beats you’ll never know what sound you will get it’s just different

• What is your creative process like?

Shy Black: Where ever life takes me I go with it and try to mix it in my music but I also go off the club vibe I’m tryna make the females move just tryna create a vibe 

• What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

Shy Black: Lil baby lil durk drake yo gotti

• If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?

Shy Black: Yo gotti 

• What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Shy Black: I love all of y’all y’all really stayed down with me threw everything so this is our success 

• What is the most useless talent you have?

Shy Black: My most useless talent would have to be basketball

• What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

Shy Black: Music saved my life so only god knows 

• Who are some artists you admire and why?

Shy Black: I really never admired rappers I admired my big brothers I looked at them like the rappers they had everything they rapped about

• What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Shy Black: Freedom is everything 

• If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

Shy Black: I would change how they scout artist and make sure they own their masters

            •           You Dropped Your Latest Release Earlier this Year, Tell’s Us About It         

Shy Black: I dropped cnn for the club I just wanted to actually push a song instead of dropping back to back and the fans liked it so im just pushing it until the door get kicked in 

• What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

Shy Black: Right now im just putting in this foot work in to get my name out there & by next year I will be making a comfortable living out rap 

• What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 

Shy Black: You can follow me on Instagram @therealgnsshyblack_pc

TikTok: GNSSHYBLACK 

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Katy Tunbridge Releasing New Song “Baby Love” on August 18th

Katy Tunbridge is a multi-talented Australian born singer, songwriter and producer with some exciting projects in the pipeline that she can’t wait to bring to the world.

The first being her new song “Baby Love” which drops on August 18th. “Baby Love” is a Rock/Reggae instrumental track with R&B undertones & it will be available on all streaming platforms, however you can pre-save it now on Spotify. Click here to Pre-save Baby Love.

Baby Love was written, recorded and produced by Katy & features Willie Brown Jr on electric guitar (who has played for Artists such as Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle and Janelle Monáe) & Robert “Peewee” Hill on bass guitar (who has played with Billy Preston, Thelma Houston, Sly Stone and more).

Katy has also had the privilege to work alongside some phenomenal people in the entertainment industry herself over the years; such as Bruce Watson, Les King, Ken Stacey, Tendell “Buzz” Pájaro, Barry Hartglass & B-Fine/Fullforce to name a few.

Katy’s journey about turned in May 2021 when she took a massive step of faith and moved to LA in the middle of the pandemic in pursuit of her music and acting career.

Residing in an RV she was excited and hopeful for what was next… however, after just a few short months of relocating; Katy sustained a brutal injury in August that would stop her whole life including her ability to sing and play guitar.

Little did she know her life would be seriously impacted in the worst possible way that would cause her to question everything, including her whole life’s purpose.

Katy sustained injuries to the left side of her body including her spine, ribs and neck.

Although the injury limited her ability to sing and play guitar she was still able to write, create & push though. It was her determination, fighting spirit and the love & support of her Mum, family & friends that kept her going.

Her next song on the release radar is “Life’s Not Fair” which will be released in October 2022; it was written in her humble RV in the thick of her injury & when she was at the lowest of lows.

“I wrote the song in 10 minutes” Katy said “It just flowed out of me, but even though the lyrics are quite literal, raw and real; I wanted this to be an anthem song with an upbeat & quirky melody, almost taking the Mickey out of phrase “Life’s Not Fair”

And that’s certainly what she achieved. “Life’s Not Fair” is a Rock/Reggae track with a modern Musical Theatre undertone and features instruments you wouldn’t expect. I had the pleasure of hearing a sneak peek and it’s absolutely brilliant!

Katy has two more songs scheduled to be released over the next 6 months “Burden” (Rock/R&B) and another song; which will be revealed closer to the date, was written by Pharrell Williams so watch this space ladies and gentlemen you are all about to be amazed by Katy’s very clever and brilliant writing style that is certainly unique and something you certainly don’t want to miss.

Make sure to follow Katy Tunbridge and her work & be prepared to be blown away:

Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yauc2cj6

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katytunbridge1/

YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y9s9pz5t

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4298659

Website: https://www.katytunbridge.com

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Cappadonna x Stu Bangas | 3rd Chamber Grail Bars

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CAPPADONNA teams up with one of Hip-Hop’s renowned producers in STU BANGAS to bless the masses with a new project titled 3rd Chamber Grail Bars

Wu-Tang affiliate Cappadonna has the fans buzzing once again with the release of his new project 3rd Chamber Grail Bars. The 12-track album features production from Stu Bangas and delivers on lyrical potency. The project is significant not only for the bars and instrumentals, but also for the fact this is Donna’s first project with a single producer.

3CGB comes off the heels of two previous projects released last year from both artists that received strong reviews. Cappadonna & Stu Bangs first worked together on Donna’s 2013 album Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre. After connecting through the A&R Extraordinaire Matthew “M-Eighty” Markoff, the duo found a common ground. With Stu having confidence that Donna liked his tracks and Cappadonna being in the right energy to receive the music, the rest was both history and dope!

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The album features Planet Asia, Sick Jacken, Ill Bill & Celph Titled. After a few early listens, one of my favorite tracks is “Bring It Out” where the combo of Donna’s lyrics and Stu’s production is a great blend of what makes Hip-Hop what it is. Check out the lyric video down below.

Order your copy of 3rd Chamber Grail Bars from Cappadonna & Stu Bangas right here.

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T-Quest Music Review: SheDiddy

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T-Quest Music Review: SheDiddy is an artist that I had the pleasure of interviewing recently on The T-Quest Show with DJ ILL NINO. We learned so much about SheDiddy. Firstly, starting with her name. I learned that her name is actually an acronym standing for Sexy Humble Educated Determined Intelligent Dedicated Driven Young at heart. Not only is she a singer but she is an actress as well. She is a multitalented queen that is very excited to share her gifts with the world. SheDiddy came on the show with so much vibrant positive energy and in that moment I knew she was someone special.

Currently SheDiddy is pushing her single “Options” and she is letting you know that you shouldn’t get too comfortable because she does have options baby! Options is a song that many ladies can relate to so I suggest you take the time to check it out. While you’re at it please download the Tubi movie app and check out the feature film “Suga Babies” that She Diddy is not only starring in the movie but has a song on the sound track that’s featured in the film. SheDiddy’s out here WORKING so make sure you support!

T-Quest Music Review: SheDiddy

SheDiddy introduced us to her hit single “Options“. You can find this song on all digital platforms. Make sure that you stream her music, watch “Suga Babies” on Tubi and follow her on social media at https://www.instagram.com/officialshediddy/

CLOSING REMARKS
This is Ms. Gotta Love Me herself T-Quest & you’ve just been Questified! Show love by commenting, sharing & following me on social media @TQuestGLM Email me topics to discuss & QUESTions you may have. To learn more about the one & only T-Quest or to hear about certain topics in-depth please download my “T-Quest” app in your google play store & your app store. On the app, you’ll be able to hear Gotta Love me Radio 24/7. Visit my website www.GottaLoveMeWorld.com to buy any merchandise as well as my music.

Check out more of T-Quest articles  here: https://www.straightofficial.com/?s=the+t-quest+show

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Jay-Marie is Holy Releases Debut Album “Love is No Fool Live EP”

California bred & St. Louis-chosen JAY-MARIE IS HOLY is a multi-instrumentalist, artist, and change-maker. The artist released their live album-length debut, the Love is No Fool Live to rave reviews.

Accompanied by a full band, this 43-minute aural journey shines end to end. Singles like “Stellar” & “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop / I Wanna Love” take listeners on a complete journey. It offers the respite of sound and lyrics that reground. Holy reminds us that the world we are here to create must be rooted in our connections. To pleasure and honesty. About who & what we love.

I wanted to gift listeners a rhythm to get lost in. To let loose in rhythm and in funk on the way to building the world and relationships we deserve.”

Jay-Marie Is Holy

 
Purchase the Love Is No Fool Live EP on Jay-Marie is Holy’s website. You can stream the album at your DSP of choice here.

About Jay-Marie is Holy

Jay-Marie is Holy is an up-and-coming artist to watch. Known for being dedicated to protest, politics, and possibilities. Holy’s vocal, bass, and saxophone-oriented offerings invite audiences into genre-defying portals.

Their sound is built upon sonic inspirations. Some of these include homemade Christian hymns, 90’s R&B, pop gospel, timeless disco/house music, and early 00’s neo-soul.

Black, brilliant, trans, and feeling, Jay-Marie’s unique and queerly-textured vocals sit in the spirit with an unabashed vulnerability. With bold tenderness rare in this generation of artists. Holy offers deeply relatable and original lyrical content. Instrument-first songwriting, and a commitment to finding the communal Holy in the most dire of oppressive contexts.

Holy uses tools of music, mind, body, and spirit to birth new futures in the name of Black Transcendence. Built on unapologetic care for sex workers, Black women + trans folks & their griots yet to come. 

Jay-Marie is a co-founder of several musical group experiments. SF’s Bones of A Feather, AudioXO with producer Wazi Maret and 2015-17’s Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost. Which logged 75 shows and three nationwide tours in under a year.

The arrangement, songwriting and production on the RS&HG album The Revolution Has Come (Farfetched, Eloveate) topped an explosive, spiritual project. The duo recorded the 9-track LP in just six months.

IN CLOSING

TRHC sparked Jay-Marie’s first-ever original composition, “Past Time (A Letter to Lamia Beard). The song was a cry for witness and forward action for slain Black trans women and gender-expansive people.

Holy released of their timeless single “Here, Queer, and Staying,” Balancing Missouri-based, nationwide advocacy. Creating and collaborating with artists and producers.

Future artistic visions include an original music and a poetry-graced studio album. One that produced a house music LP that expands on audience favorite, “I Wanna Love.”

Jay-Marie’s hit single of 2021, “I Wanna Love” features choreography by MJ Imani. The music video shot by Nyara Williams and co-produced by long-time Honey Dijon collaborator Tim Kvasnosky. Engineered by Mike Thompson (Luna Studios, Transgender District SF) Owen Ragland (Whitworth) of St. Louis, MO.

Follow Jay-Marie is Holy Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter |Instagram | YouTube

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Wavyy Jonez

Wavyy Jonez

WAVYY JONEZ is the next new artist that took the hot seat with @klassikceo for our Straight Official Sit-Downs. Check out their one-on-one down below and check out more interviews right here.

Q: What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is Wavyy Jonez . I’m From Long Island/ Strong Island New York. My interest in the entertainment industry spun from the first time I saw Erick Sermon “Just Like Music” on 106 and Park. My mom told me he was also from Long Island. I been at it ever since.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

Life is my greatest inspiration along with my family and nephew that watches everything so when I make them I think of him and can’t stop.

Q: How would you describe your sound?

My sound I won’t allow to be in a box. I’m an entertainer, though I love lyrics and wordplay and have a earlier original Hip-Hop sound but my music will be a small bit of everything. I want to reach people of all taste of music.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: What is your creative process like?

My creative process starts with how I’m feeling at the moment. When the lyrics get to flowing , I could be anywhere and my mind drifts off into rhyming words. I feel God does it because a lot of times I listen back like “wow I said that.”

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

All walks of life and types of creators big or small. But definitely Jay Z & Lauryn Hill for sure.

Q: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

I’d like to let my supporters know I’m very grateful for all their support. I know it could be tough supporting the music, entrepreneurial and the acting all with the same drive. I won’t stop till my 3 headed horse reigns supreme.

Q: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

I think I’m still trynna figure that out myself. I surprise me sometimes too.

Wavyy Jonez

Music saved my life. if I wasn’t doing music or if I totally cut it out my life, I wouldn’t feel complete.

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Q: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

I admire artist that dare to be different. The game is a enough of the same thing. We need some really dope stands outs so I admire artist that do this their way. We’re not all gangsta and all the other stereotypes so the stand alone impress me very much.

IN CLOSING

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Best advice I’ve been given is have tough skin and be free in the game. Don’t stop & don’t give the haters something to keep hating on. They’ll eventually love me (laughs) It has really been helpful along this journey for sure.

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

If I could change anything it would be for artist to feel free. To create and not worry about the numbers so much but have fun with the content they share with the world. We are artist and should feel free to create regardless what the labels are saying.

12.What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year? Next for me is more music , tv shows, more on the Kerch side coming soon as well in the next year I’d like to see myself with whatever god has planned for me just know I’m working 💯

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You can follow Wavyy Jonez on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube @iamwavyyjonez

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Tiffany J

Tiffany J

TIFFANY J got the opportunity to sit down with @klassikceo and it was indeed a vibe. Check out their convo down below and check out more of our Straight Official Sit-Downs right here.

Q: What is your Name? Where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is Tiffany Johnson but my stage name is Tiffany J. I’m from NJ and have always wanted to work in entertainment since I was a child. I wanted to be a singer and actress.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

My life experiences usually inspire me to create. Whether good or bad.

Q: How would you describe your sound?

I’m an alto and I feel that overall I have a R&B sound.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: What is your creative process like?

I actually recorded my song from my home and my producer assisted me through TeamViewer. He then mixed and mastered my song.

Q: If u could add somebody to the song who would it be and why?

If I could add someone to the song it would probably be Beyonce. Beyonce and Davido really inspired me to record on an afrobeat. I love “Already” with Beyonce, Shatta Wale, and Major Lazer and “Fall” by Davido.

Q: How do you come up with your creative style?

I usually come up with my creative style from my music (the beat).

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Q: What are some things you are working on? Is there anything going on outside of music ?

I am working on a few films and various collabs and music projects. Besides music, I work as an actress and model.

Q: What’s the craziest thing a fan said to you ?

The craziest thing a fan has said to me was will you marry me and can I come over?

Q: Do you have an age you would stop doing music ?

I would do music until I was 100 years old as long as I still enjoyed what I was doing.

Q: Is there something you would change if you could with your project or song ?

There is nothing that I would change about my project. It came straight from my heart.

IN CLOSING

Q: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself next year?

What’s next for me is to keep creating good music, getting placements for my music in film and television, traveling and doing shows all over the world, hopefully getting my own television show and prayerfully one day getting to work with Tyler Perry. I also would love to write more films and a sitcom.

Q: Do you go to music conferences or music festivals to promote your music or perform?

I do not go to music conferences or music festivals to promote my music but I would love to.

Q: Give me a list of your top 5 artist and top 5 producers and what would be your perfect song for u?

My top 5 Artists are Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Doja Cat, Beyonce and Future. Top 5 Producers are Timbaland, Dark Child, Yeti Beats (Doja Cat’s) producer, my producer Signechor Vybez, Pharrell.

Q: This is a fun question. If you stranded on island alone, what 4 things would you need to have ?

If I was left alone on an island I would have some good food, music, my phone and something good to read.

Q: What would you tell a person not to do in the music biz ?

I would tell someone to not take things for granted in the music industry, to work hard and stay humble.

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Straight Official Sit Downs: JREALITYG

JREALITYG is an emerging talent coming out of the Florida area. He got the opportunity to chop it up with @klassikceo and it was indeed a vibe. Check out their convo down below!

Q: What is your Name? Where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is JREALITYG. I’m from Jasper, FL.  Shout out to Jasper! My interest piqued as I watched BET’s Rap City: The Basement and 106 & Park  during my pre-teen years. Once I discovered I could rap, I set goals for my music to be heard internationally. 

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?

First and foremost, I love the sport of Hip-Hop.  I love to create songs.  I love to write my own lyrics and can ghostwrite for other artists of any genre. My kids and a voracious desire to see what I am fully capable of achieving inspires me.  I will never give up.  Plus, I want to show my kids what sheer tenacity and stick-to-itiveness looks like when you refuse to give up on your dreams, regardless of what’s in your path. 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Q: How would you describe your sound?

I would say that it’s catchy, lyrical, rememberable and timeless

Q: What is your creative process like?

My creative process comes in variations. Most often, it presents itself as vibes, melodies and different cadences. If I hear a beat I like and it talks to me, I talk back.  Ideas always  pop up in my head so I immediately express those ideas to my producer.

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

Jay Z, J Cole, Kanye West, Cyhi, Drake, Rick Ross, Jasmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox and Tink would be my top picks.

Put God first. Go Hard. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with like-minded individuals.

JREALITYG’s message to his supporters

IN CLOSING

Q: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

I’m actually a dope barber. I’ve fed myself plenty of days by cutting hair.  I’m also a professional driver. I acquired my CDL license 7 years ago.

Q: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

I would open a few barber shops then use the profits to invest in the trucking industry. 

Q: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Jay Z, Kanye West and Rick Ross.  I like what they represent. Plus, all of them came from the trenches.  I truly respect the fact that they used whatever they had to become super successful business moguls and entertainers. 

Cyhi, I set him aside because of his story and his pen game.  He does a lot behind the scenes as a ghostwriter. He motivates me to stay on my A-game. 

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Keep GOD FIRST and never let someone else determine your capabilities. 

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

The music industry needs not to focus on who has the most money but who creates the best content. The industry also needs to provide more opportunities to those who are less fortunate. 

Q: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

I see myself performing before larger venues, touring and starring in a few movies.  The brand is expanding to include international traffic, endorsements and collaborations.  I close my eyes and I see myself on stage performing at the Superbowl, BET Awards, Rolling Loud and the Grammys. 

STAY CONNECTED

JREALITYG on all social media sites

Website:  www.jrealityg.com

Manager: Terry Brown (Owner / CEO of DSG)

Publicist:  Valerie Denise Jones

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Sony Recording Artist “Bandit The Rapper: Releases Lavender Sunset at Hi Private Party

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James Portley, better known as Sony Recording artist BANDIT THE RAPPER hails from the “City of Brotherly Love” Philadelphia, PA.  Bandit has written and performed songs in the Pop, Rap and R&B genres for a long time. Upon releasing his anticipated project Lavender Sunset, Bandit decided to throw a party!!

Bandit had major support and a successful turn out at his private release party. Everyone from celebrity athletes, models, sponsors, media, clothing brands, DJ’s, tastemakers and label execs were all in attendance. It was a movie!

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Straight Official’s own Swag 100 conducted a live interview with Bandit in the middle of the event, giving the audience a deeper perspective of his new Lavender Sunset project.

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Bandit The Rapper was presented with an iTunes plaque. Charting Electronica Top 100 and placing at #4 on the charts with his single “Faded Memories”. Faded Memories is the intro to his LS Project.

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Dana Cowan, who is apart of Bandit’s management team and many others had plenty of words of encouragement for Bandit and all of his success with his career and new project.

#GetSOM via @swag100 & check out more emerging artists right here!

CHECK OUT FADED MEMORIES MUSIC VIDEO

CHECK OUT TOP SONGS FROM BANDIT THE RAPPER

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J-Mane Drops A Brand New EP & Talks Career

Mixed Emotions By J-Mane

J-Mane recently caught up to us at Straight Official and we got to chop it up with the young MC. Check out our 1-on-1 below!

STRAIGHT OFFICIAL: How did you come up with your stage name? Tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?


J-MANE: Stage name derived from my actual name Jermane. I’m from White Sulphur Springs West Virginia and my passion for making music got me into the industry.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create?


My life and events surrounding my life. Losses and gains trials and tribulations.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS 

Q: How would you describe your sound?


Very unique and original 

Q: What is your creative process like?


Write and record myself at home send the music off to my team. I don’t miss!

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?


Dave East, Fivio Foreign,  Coi Leray & Lil Durk

Q: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be? 


Definitely Sada Baby

I appreciate all of the love. It’s all gas no brakes to tha top!

J-Mane’s message to his fans

Q: What is the most useless talent you have?


I don’t have one, honestly. I try to profit off of everything I do 

Q: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?


Playing Football

Q: Who are some artists you admire and why?


Chuuwee Braddytonia roadrunner costa Consistency and their story.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?


Stay in my lane and be myself. 

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? 


All the streaming and royalty percentages to go up, WAY up!

IN CLOSING

Q: You dropped your latest release earlier this year. Tell us about it.


“Mixed Emotions” an EP full of bangers I made during the pandemic. One of the songs produced by Tweektune. 

Q: What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself in the next year? 


J/M• Making a full living off my music. 

Q: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?


J/M• @Jmane_ht on all social media platforms. 

#GetSOM via @djspins & check out more emerging artists right here!

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