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South Carolina Rising Star Shawn Connor Debuts New Album “Champion”

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SHAWN CONNOR is a multi-genre urban pop/rap artist from South Carolina making serious waves with his new album, “Champion”. The triumphant and epic-sounding 13-song solo album was released via BAC Monopoly. “Champion” features two hit singles Sonny Genovese & Ain’t Too Friendly.

South Carolina boasts a long list of artists born in the Palmetto State. The list includes musical stars like James Brown, Darius Rucker, Teddy Pendergrass, Young Jeezy, Toro y Moi, and more. Shawn is aiming to be the first to put his town on the map. Raised in Eutawville, South Carolina a small, peaceful town located on the banks of Lake Marion.  It was where he developed his love for music and his style.

Champion is Shawn Connor’s 7th release this year, including singles, albums, and a deluxe edition. Connor has been making music for 4 years. In that time he has released 4 albums and 9 mixtapes.

I started making music in 2018. It was all I wanted to do in life.

Shawn Connor

His goal for the rest of 2022 is to push the South Carolina signature sound to mainstream audiences. Connor intends to “shine the light on one of the most hidden gems in the country”. With an album like “Champion” he is well on his way to making Shawn Connor a household name. 

You can click the link below to listen to Shawn Connor’s newest release “Champion”. Make sure to follow him on social media and hear his previous releases.

“Champion” is available in all major platforms worldwide via https://linktr.ee/OfficialShawnConnor

Follow @realshawnconnor on Instagram & Twitter

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T-Quest Music Review: Kaywon

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T-Quest Music Review: Kaywon Recently I had the great pleasure of interviewing Hip Hop Artist Kaywon on The T-Quest Show with DJ ILL NINO. We all had such a great time. Shout out to @ChanelNarcissus for the connect! Kaywon is in a lane of his own which will truly work in his favor. The things that I admire the most about him is his professionalism, personality, while also having the insight of truly understanding and knowing his audience.

Being such a diverse artist opens up the market for him. Kaywon has a catalogue for the “Tims and hoodie” wearers to the skateboarders rockin’ the Vans. He has very relatable music with a special message in each song. Kaywon is very talented! Not only does he rap but he produces his own music, sings, dances and plays instruments as well. He’s an up and coming superstar on the rise and he is most assuredly poised to leave a mark on the music world. Stay tuned and remember the name Kaywon.

T-Quest Music Review: Kaywon

Kaywon introduced us to his hit single Heated. This song is definitely a VIBE & a song you can ride out to. You can find this song alongside his others on all digital platforms and YouTube. Make sure you stream his music, watch his videos and follow him on social media at https://www.instagram.com/1800callkaywon/

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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Cali Cali, One Of Philadelphia Most Promised Talents

CALI CALI is from a well known artist from a section in Philadelphia named Abortford Projects. Growing up around the age of 10 he can remember his cousins introducing him to music listening to Lil Wayne “Fireman” song off The Carter 1 project.

His older cousin would have instrumentals playing in the house and they would all freestyle. He really started writing songs around the age of 12. In order to remember his lyrics while recording himself on his desktop computer.

WHAT’S CALI UP TO?

Meeting new friends and moving a long in life he dropped his first song with music video. At 15 years old and again at 17 he would produce a mixtape series titled Underground Legend Vol 1&2.

Going by “Calico The General” at 21, the heatwave started to pick up. He worked with producers like Dougie On The Beat featuring with another Philly top talent in Kur.

Few year later, he would shorten “Calico The General” to Cali Cali. Coming under management by B.L.E. Enterprise. Taking his career seriously, he would record 25 songs and shoot 6 videos in a 3 month time span.

Working on his music he would network and make connections with “Shana Sims”from Capitol Records, a few producers who went platinum with Lil Uzi Vert and a videographer named “Carter Vizions”.

Hitting the stage heavily at 1122mg, testing his music out with Philadelphia taste makers, He would layer find himself on a few major tours and Concerts. Hollywood him Tour, Ponzo Houdini Tour and the Dope Shows Concert.

Having songs like 1942 and Coldest featuring Lil Muk just to name a few, has the artist beginning to taking flight. He has been moving the Spotify and social media algorithm in his favor with a little over 400.5k streams. He is currently waiting on a few Spotify tracks to accumulate over 100k stream on a few singles.

Q&A WITH STRAIGHT OFFICIAL

What advice would you have for other artist in your position?

“Do What You Love Without Regrets Always Look Ahead”

What do you want out of your career?

“Recognition and credit in the music game 30 years from now”

What’s a 5 year Goal for Cali Cali?

2x Platinum Artist

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T-Quest Music Review: Tengo Bengo

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T-Quest Music Review: Tengo Bengo Recently I had the great pleasure of interviewing Hip Hop Artist Tengo Bengo on The T-Quest Show with DJ ILL NINO. We all had such a great time. Shout out to @iamfrshawty for the connect! What attracted my attention the most at first was his accent. He let it be known that he is from Brazil. As we dove into the conversation we learned that Tengo Bengo speaks 3 languages; Portuguese, Spanish as well as English and he used all 3 languages in his music.

Being such a diverse artist and having the ability to speak so many languages opens up the international market for him. Having incredible music and a great personality to back it up is even better. As an added bonus, Tengo Bengo is a businessman and entrepreneur out here on his grind. Not only does he own his own company but he knows the importance of having your own merchandise. On The T-Quest show he was wearing his branded hat, t-shirt and even showed us his custom backpack!

Tengo Bengo introduced us to his hit single Count Your Money Honey. It is a crossover certified smash! He incorporated all three languages that he spoke to a turnt up beat. This is definitely a song you can ride out to and get it poppin in the club as well. You can find this song/video alongside his others on all digital platforms and YouTube. Make sure you stream his music, watch his videos and follow him on social media at https://www.instagram.com/tengo_bengo/

T-Quest Music Review: Tengo Bengo

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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Trap Teezy Drops New Hit Single “Osama”

Trap Teezy

Trap Teezy (TMTeezy, Trap Money Teezy), is an American trap rapper and songwriter.  Known professionally as Tevin Satcher (March 23, 1994),he is from Central City, Anniston, Alabama.  His hometown’s culture has been a major influence on his rap style and delivery.  He is an original member of Anniston’s trap/rap group CDG.  Honing on his craft since the age of 16, he’s been featured on several tracks and live performances with fellow local trap artist and original Sanbox Entertainment (SBE) member, Alejandro Sosa (Dro Sosa).

Tevin began his career as an independent artist releasing his first song and video “I Love Money” at the age of 20.  In 2022 he signed a recording contract with Sanbox Entertainment.  He released his first self-titled EP Trap Teezy to rave reviews. Working with SBE, he recorded his blazing hot debut single “Osama” which drops on all streaming platforms May 28th, 2022.

Teezy is gearing up to make back-to-back single releases for the rest of 2022.  Trap Teezy’s music gives old school rap vibes from a new school trap perspective, which is becoming the traditional sound from the streets of Central City, Anniston.

Connect:

www.facebook.com/TMTeezy

www.instagram.com/_trapteezy_

www.twitter.com/Cdg_Teezy

https://www.tiktok.com/@trapteezy
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSuOksqANimmPl3adgTsI0w
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BIG L (Lamont Coleman) True Harlem Legend, Brings Hip-Hop Fans Far & Wide To Celebrate 140th Street Renaming

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A HISTORIC DAY IN HIP-HOP

Legendary New York rapper Big L has had a street renamed after him in his hometown of Harlem. Hundreds of his dedicated fans, family members and friends showed up on the street on Saturday to celebrate.

Once known as 140th and Lenox Ave is now officially Lamont “Big L” Coleman Way. This took place after a lengthy petition campaign put together by the producers of the Big L documentary. One spokesperson said, “It took a whole lot of effort and support to get to this great point. We made it happen.”

The team also announced in a statement on Instagram. “The biggest Thank You goes out to the dope 500 plus people who signed the petition so we could get the street renamed. There are entirely tooo many good people that gave their support. With all my heart, I personally want to say THANK YOU!!!!”

Big L is revered as one of the greatest lyricists in Hip-Hop of all time. He has been an influence the careers of countless rappers. 

Big L and Tupac joined forces for “Deadly Combination” from L’s second studio album “The Big Picture.”

FRIENDS & LEGENDS IN HIP-HOP

Funkmaster Flex stated that L was a better lyricist than both Biggie and Jay-Z. His career was cut short in 1999 when he was shot and killed outside of his residence in Harlem. I had a personal invite for the occasion by other Harlem Rap legends Herb Mcgruff and Stan Spit.

From Left To Right – Herb McGruff + Stan Spit

Herb Mcgruff and Stan Spit were both close friends of Lamont Coleman. They grew up on the same blocks as the late great and were a part of Big L’s legacy.

I spent the day with his partner in media Adot-Upt covering exclusive stories and interviews. These are the ones who knows the history and back stories of Big L’s life and rap career. We all know of the Big L – Jay Z story.

There is an unknown story about L that revolves around his insane recording deal. L was the first artist to ever secure a deal where he’d receive $10-$11 from a $12 record. Imagine how far Big L’s career would have went had his life not ended?

Big L would have been one of the biggest rappers in history if it weren’t for his premature death. Big L was murdered back in February 1999. He was just 24 years old. His 1995 project titled Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous would be his only released studio album.

In just one album, L established himself as the untouchable king of punchlines, delivered in his unmistakably aggressive compound flow.

Big L`s freestyles on The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show (in 1995 with Jay-Z, and in 1998 solo) amassed major cult followings online and live on as the benchmark of the freestyle verse.

ADOT-UPT | SWAG 100 | STAN SPIT | HERB MCGRUFF

Check Out BIG L Official Videos

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BLUD BRUVAZ is the Top Performing Artist from the city of Philadelphia “NO DEBATES”.

They exemplify The City Nickname “Brotherly Love”

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The BLUD BRUVAZ are siblings in their early 20’s who just started their music career 8 months ago.

Appearing at one of Philadelphia’s main hip-hop hubs (1122mmg Studios) The duo would perform for the first time and win the crowd over with their high level energy and dance moves. They became regulars to the Members Only Showcase where Philly Fleet DJ’s – DJ SWAG 100 aired SWAG 100 FM Radio station each and every Monday.

Blud Bruvaz Live At 1122MMG Studios
Fleet Djs – DJ SWAG 100

BRUVAZ ON THE MOVE

DJ SWAG 100 would invite the brothers to an event out New York city to perform at the MAD RECORDS Showcase in Brooklyn.

Recap of Blud Bruvaz Performance in Brooklyn NY

The brothers would go on to win multiple cash prizes at local artist showcases and performance competitions. They started gaining attention from some of the industry elites throughout the Philadelphia hip-hop scene and abroad.

Along with their good music and great performances, their networking skill sets and good character landed them on the Hollywood Him WHEW tour.

They were booked for the Ponzo Houdini CAKE BOSS tour. They traveled to 5 cities and 5 states, shutting down some of the U.S’s top mega clubs.

Blud Bruvaz & Ponzo Houdini

The duo, had only 2 songs they were performing at the time. Those 2 songs , were not released yet, in fact they had no music in circulation all. They didn’t even have an official Instagram page at the time.

They had made so much noise. The city of Philadelphia elite performance platform Dope Shows. They would won the Dope Shows competition and advance to perform at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Blud Bruvaz would find themselves on stage opening up for Lil Durk, G Herbo, Lil Baby and Gunna. As expected, these guys would win over the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. Networking with all artist that attended the show, they would also receive a million dollars worth of game from Gillie and Wallo 267.

Blud Bruvaz – Wells Fargo Center “Arena”

Coming home from the biggest performance and concert of their life/career. They tested the waters and put together their own concert. This event would be sponsored by the “Fleet DJS” – “Swag 100 Podcast”. Hosted by Philly’s top local comedian “Mally Cobain”.

These guys are awesome, they gave away a total of $600.00 to the top 3 performers they thought were great.

The Blud Bruvas packed out the legendary tourist spot
“Dobbs On South” located on south street Philadelphia.

The Blud Bruvaz would get invited back to Doss On South. Competing in the SWAG 100 PODCAST “Sound Off Performance Battles”. Hosted by Them Outsiders and Sponsored by Fleet DJs, Offtoptv Networks and Lasergang Publishing.

Cheif Editor : Jay Mill -Wishing Artist The Best-

The winners of this event would recieves $300.00 cash and a feature in Straight Official Magazine.

I guest we know who won, you’re reading about them right now!

Recap Of The SWAG 100 PODCAST “SOUND OFF PERFORMANCE BATTLES”

Blud Bruvaz, released their 2 singles on all platforms. They are currently planning a tour and making major connection with some elites behind the scenes. Advancing in their career day by day – week by week – month by month.

CHECK OUT BLD BRUVAZ LATEST TRACKS

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Savannah Rapper Clay James Reaches 2 Million Plays on SoundCloud and Over 250,000 Views on Facebook

CELEBRATING HIP-HOP, LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE THIS IS STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

Savannah, Georgia wordsmith and entrepreneur Clay James recently went viral on Facebook for a series of freestyles that were posted by Born Famous, which is a hip hop media page that has a niche for finding tomorrow’s next big acts before the rest of the world finds out about them. James’ videos on this blog have accumulated over 250,000 views and caused his Facebook fan page to increase over 1000%.

Ever since going viral on Facebook, Clay James’ streams and views have increased over many platforms. The platform that has stood out the most was Soundcloud. James’ recently hit 2.2 million plays on this app and is gaining a number of new fans globally. James is ready to ascend to the next level of his career. Clay can take his place amongst other rising stars coming out of the south.

Stay tuned for an exclusive collab dropping on Friday with Savannah’s CJ The DJ entitled “DBTR”. This is the first single off from his anticipated album 9. This album will be available on all streaming platforms and features some of Savannah, Georgia’s hottest up coming acts.

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http://www.SoundCloud.com/WhoIsClayJames

https://www.instagram.com/whoisclayjames/
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NLG YB Poses The Obvious Question With Single “When You Gone Let Me” Feat. 3k Towjo

When it’s time to take center stage with your first drop of the year, you might as well do it with the question of the century.

Atlanta native, artist and producer NLG YB is back with his latest hip-hop offering “When You Gone Let Me“. For his first track of 2022, he joins forces with 3k Towjo for the Kyduh produced summer anthem. The melodic hi-tempo bop finds NLG YB and 3k Towjo in conversation mode and sets the tone for one hell of a return.

No stranger to hit making, the multi-talented artist/producer has contributed production to artists such as Lil BabyLil KeedRalo and more; crediting his music influence to the likes of T.I. and Gucci Mane.

With promises of more releases of his own due later this year, the Last One Standing Music Group (LOS) artist gifts us with edgy, yet chill visuals to accompany the undeniable banger. Check out the official video for “When You Gon Let Me” below and stream the single, available now on all platforms.

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Avila Brothers

AVILA BROTHERS are this week’s special guests on this edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. The duo of Bobby Ross Ahvlah & IZ AVILA were a pleasure to chop it up with! Check it out down below.

Q&A WITH AVILA BROTHERS

PART 1: Bobby OF AVILA BROTHERS

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

My name is Bobby and I’m from The Inland Empire So Cal!  My father was the one who influenced me to get into music. 

Who and/or what inspires you to create?


Music and the world around me is what inspires me 2 create. I’m a lover of Gamble & Huff, Jam & Lewis, Prince, Teddy Riley, The Bomb Squad, Pete Rock, Toto, Lee Ritenour, Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen and many others  

3. How would you describe your sound?

Timeless

 

THE CREATIVE PROCESS


What is your creative process like?

It’s concept driven, its melody driven and organic 

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

Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder and James Taylor 

What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Always B Open minded 

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


 
My ability as an executive 

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

Music would be doing me 

Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Prince and Stevie Wonder…..there were no boundaries with them and they pushed their talent and ability 2 the highest of heights and we’re amazing creators that changed the world in general 

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Always remember that U aren’t bigger than music 

IN CLOSING

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

I would restructure the deals for the creators who drive the business. It’s called the music business and not the business music 

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

I would like 2 empower the Latinos and pave a way 4 them in this music industry that continues 2 display limitations 2 us all 

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

IG, Facebook and Twitter:  Ahvlah 


PART 2: IZ Avila  OF AVILA BROTHERS

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

IZ Avila. I’m from Rialto, California. My father introduced music to me

Who and / or what inspires you create?  

Golden era Hip Hop is what still inspires me to create. 

How would you describe your sound? 

Timeless

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

What is your creative process like?

 I dig through sounds.. snares, kicks, baselines.. chords.. old vinyl and then I start to build the band around the idea I hear in my head till it sounds exactly what I imagined.

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

Q-Tip, Stevie Wonder, Lucky Daye, and Kendrick

What is one message you would  give to your supporter’s? 

Time is too precious to waste on doing something you don’t love. Find what that it is immediately.

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

The ability to be just as great in life as I am as a creator.

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

Fishing

IN CLOSING

Who are some artist/people you admire and why? 

Prince… he never turned being Prince off… his commitment to music excellence every single second he was on earth.

What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

Yesterday’s score don’t count in todays game.

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

Creators having a 100% ownership in what they create. 

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

Releasing great music and future timeless artists on our label ABMG.

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

 IG: IZ_Avila Twitter: IZ Avila

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