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RED LIGHT PLAYLIST | New Music Monday

Happy Monday, y’all! The day is almost over, and soon the smooth sounds of the “Midnight Meltdown” will begin caressing the airwaves of Moore Music Radio. Nevertheless, today is New Music Monday across the nation. That means I had to bring y’all a red light playlist, specially curated by me! Now, this list in no particular ranking or order, just catch the vibes and let me know which song stood out to you. Hopefully you can find a few that are brand new to you.

10. SWEET MARCELLA x MR. NOVA

To start off our red light playlist, here we have Mr. Nova with an up tempo, yet suave melody. It really makes you feel something. I just don’t if I feel in my heart or my… you know.

9. ALWAYS x JON VINYL

Next up, Jon Vinyl with “Always” from his album ‘Lost In You’. If love songs that make you close your eyes, snap, and sing – THIS THE ONE!

8. COUNTLESS TIMES x MARZZ

In this video we have Marzz, a voice for the young folk with an old soul. You may have seen her on the Soul Train Awards and let me just say, hearing her sing live adds a whole new sparkle to this song.

7. LET YOU GO x ANAYKA SHE

I’m so excited to see what Anayka She does in her career because this song is just so rich and honest. Unfortunately, we often see girls who look like her and sing like her struggle to breakout.

6. CLOSER 2 ME x A HAYGAN & SASHA RENEE

Take a listen to this single from A Haygan & Sasha. The vibes are oh-so-nostalgic, and the spoken word is simply what intimacy feels like through art.

5. I JUST WANNA KNOW x JADE NOVAH

Now, we always knew this woman could sing from her viral videos. If you’ve been loving the Silk Sonic collabs (i.e. Smoking Out the Window, Leave the Door Open), then you will love this track from Jade.

4. NOTHING EVEN MATTERS x KEVIN ROSS & KIRBY

Now this one is a classic remake. Dare I say that the vibes in this song are even smoother than the original by Lauryn Hill & D’Angelo. The vocals just flow together like water. We often discourage artists from remakes because we DO NOT want them to mess up our favorites, but give this one a chance!

3. GRIND IT ON ME x CHIEF GRIFFEY

Hailing out of Louisville, KY we have Chief Griffey (who is also celebrating another year in the industry today). It gives us some R&B vibes with a Soca crossover. If you’re trying to wine and grind, check this out!

2. BAD x BRXTN

First things first, thank you for this track BRXTN because every time I listen to this song, without fail, I just feel super sexy. This is a perfect song to add to your red-light playlist whether you’re a single or a couple.

1. DISCRETION x STEFFANY MONEQUE

Lastly, but not least we have Steffany Moneque with the breathtaking song “Discretion”. This track gives me mixed emotions because, my goodness it’s beautiful, but it’s so intense. Oooo girl, this is poetry!

So, what was your favorite? Tag me in your responses on Instagram @mochathemack

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Laz Vagez | @lazvagez416

FOR OVER TWO DECADES, THE FLEET DJ’S HAS GROWN FROM A SMALL CREW TO A PROFICIENT COALITION WITH OVER 500 MEMBERS AND COUNTING. SINCE 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’S HAS CHANGED THE LIVES OF BOTH ITS MEMBERS AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THEY HAVE THRIVED IN.
THESE ARE THE MEMBERS. HERE ARE THEIR STORIES. WELCOME TO “THE FLEET FILES”!

They don’t call it the WORLDWIDE Fleet DJ’s for no reason. In this file, we head across the U.S. border to Ontario, Canada where we meet none other than artist, producer, engineer, DJ Laz Vagez. It’s safe to say that he is a jack of all trades, and we can’t be mad at that because most of the illustrious Fleet members are. Vagez became a member in 2009 and returned in 2021. So, who is DJ Laz Vagez and how dare he be from Canada with a name like Laz Vagez? Let’s jump right into it!

WHY LAZ VAGEZ STANDS OUT

He came up with his name years ago when he was a radio host for Champ Radio at a local university when he was alongside Hollywood and M Dot (RIP). It was only fitting, but he started his career long before that. At the age 12, he started rapping under the moniker D’Sinatra. By 14 years old, he dedicated his life’s work of engineering to help the hood come up. I guess that’s why you can rarely go to state where he doesn’t know anyone. Fun fact: did you know that Laz Vagez was a credited engineer on a Smiley/Drake collab? He’s really making a name for himself out here.

STRAIGHT OFFICIAL, FORREAL

Vagez is a real asset to us here in Fleet and on the Straight Official staff being that he is one of the program directors on Straight Official Radio. Since he’s so involved in the radio scene, I asked him what the top 3 songs are that he listens to all the time. His playlist right now includes $500 ounces x Westside Gunn, ‘97 Hov x Benny the Butcher, CTG x D’Sinatra & Rock Nitty. He says that becoming a DJ allowed him to learn to read crowds and recognize what music meshes well with other music and to love and respect other genres. He has a lot of people looking up to him so even we think he’s going hard; he’s already thinking of ways to go harder.

Artists, stay consistent. Find a producer and continue to work with that person, that’s how you create saucy hits. Producers, be willing to create new sounds and network. Put out your work anywhere and everywhere. Make beat kits and drum kits and COLLAB! We can collab with anyone all over the world

Laz Vagez’s advice to upcoming industry members

FUTURE FOR VAGEZ

What’s next for the multi-talented DJ? He’s currently in the process of perfecting his production craft in order to build a project like the Metro Boomin‘ x 21 Savage collab. I hear he’s coming out with an online course for engineers as well. I’m so grateful to connect with such a powerhouse. He’s not a person you can be around and remain stagnant. I’m excited to see what he achieves in the next decade.

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This Hair Wall Is A Braider’s PARADISE! | @hairwall_official

The Hair Wall and its creator
The Hair Wall created by Dani B.

Everybody knows that the pandemic created a whole lot of hustlers! NotKnotDani, aka Dani B, is no different. In 2019, she gained an accolade that not many in this day and age can obtain! She INVENTED and patented a whole product for braiders called the Hair Wall.

WHAT IS THE HAIR WALL?

This product is the ultimate braiding solution. It allows stylists to have a better overall consistency of braids in an efficient amount of time. It’s, so far, the only one of its kind. Braiding racks and thread holders exist on the market, they can become messy and time consuming leaving you better off to just separate the hair manually for each braid. The good thing is that the Hair Wall comes in different sizes and colors. This means not only efficiency for the client, but a sleek and professional look for the braider. The best part is, it’s portable by design in contrast to the bulky braiding racks.

Inventor of The Hair Wall @NoKnotDani

HOW WAS IT INVENTED?

Dani has been braiding hair for 2 1/2 years, but she’s already killing the game. One night she was prepping for her next appointment. After taking 8 hours to finish a client earlier that day, she vowed to find a solution to prevent that from happening again. She didn’t have space or money to buy the already invented hair rack, so she had to come up with something else before her next client arrived.

Although it’s not the same wall we know of today, she invented it THAT NIGHT with dollar store hooks and a simple flat surface. When she finally got started on her next appointment – she literally cut her time in half to an impressive 4 hours! From then on she started doing her research on if it had already been done. Fortunate for her, it never had been! She had a real winner on her hands!

TRAILBLAZING FOR THE GIRLIES

Since this is a fairly new invention, it’s just now hitting the beauty supply stores. If you don’t live in Kentucky or Indiana, it’s not as simple as walking into the store and purchasing one. However, you can order them online!

Dani plans to use proceeds from her invention to help new braiders invest in themselves with her product. Not a braider, but still want to support this Black Owned Business? People are already using the wall for businesses that are not even hair related. You can use it to store jewelry or a place to hold your keys. It could serve as a work of art for your wall, or any other creative ways you can think of!

Be sure to go follow Dani @NoKnotDani on Instagram and follow @HairWall_Official to place your order!

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Swetmusic | @dj_swetmusic

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. HERE are Their Stories. WELCOME TO “THE FLEET FILES”!

Name: DJ Swetmusic

FLeet DJ Since: 2019

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Region: SOUTH REGION/KENTUCKY Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ SWETMUSIC?

DJ Swetmusic (pronounced sweat music), also known as “James Swetmusic”, has been a member of the Fleet conglomerate since 2019. James got his start as a rapper where he was born and raised in southern KY. He began rapping and writing in middle school. By 2003, he dropped the first of 27 mixtapes. He cites his influences as including Snoop Dogg, Goodie Mob, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Dayton Family just to name a few. Swetmusic Ent. is his personal brand, but it started as Swetshop Ent. “Sweat”/”SWET” came from running an in-house studio with a closet as a booth and people were coming out of there sweating to death! Around 2010, he signed to the independent label “Phoenix Legacy Records” in Hopkinsville, KY.

RAPPER TURNT DJ

His father was a DJ while in the military and growing up his mother’s boyfriends were seemingly always in the DJ industry, so it was easy for him to take interest. Once he got to a certain point as a rapper, he decided that he still wanted to mingle amongst artists, entertain people musically, and maneuver through the music business, but he wanted to do more! The DJ Swetmusic we know now was inspired to transition to DJing by just continuously hearing dope music and seeing other dope DJs do their thing! Now, he’s a part of an elite DJ family – SHOUTOUT TO THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJS!

We asked Swetmusic about his best and worst experience as a DJ and this is what he said, “My very first gig ever was the best [because] my name was in a local magazine along the bride and groom… My worst experience as a DJ was when my computer froze 4 times at an event, then I left, went home, and forgot my computer at the event location knowing I had a gig the next day.” Wow! Those are pretty memorable experiences.

Shout out to my Worldwide Fleet DJs and Secure the Vibe DJs family for allowing me to be a part of such dope coalitions! Much love to my friends, family, and fans. Shout out to Kentucky, my home! 

DJ SWETMUSIC ON ACKNOWLEGDMENTS

SWETMUSIC IN THE FUTURE

Besides being a DJ, James also writes, raps, does artists/business interviews and is a “beat maker”. He released a new video this year for his song “40+” (shot by @tmtelevision) off of his “No Country for Old Men” project available on spinrilla.com, soundcloud, and Audiomack. He let us know that new music and videos will be rolling out in the first first quarter of 2022.

DJ Swetmusic says he appreciates all of the people who have been keeping up with him over the years – anyone who has ever supported and helped push him to continue things musically.

DO YOU! Stay true to who YOU are. Be consistent. Work on your craft EVERYDAY! Build relationships. Take risks. Build a good trustworthy network of like-minded people around you and LEARN THE BUSINESS!

DJ SWETMUSIC ON ADVICE TO ARTISTS AND DJS
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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Mr. Yeah | @iamdjmryeah

FOR OVER TWO DECADES, THE FLEET DJ’S HAVE GROWN FROM A SMALL CREW TO A PROFICIENT COALITION WITH OVER 500 MEMBERS AND COUNTING. SINCE 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’S HAS CHANGED THE LIVES OF BOTH ITS MEMBERS AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THEY HAVE THRIVED IN. 
THESE ARE THE MEMBERS.
THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. WELCOME TO “THE FLEET FILES”

Today is all about the family! Shout out to Fleet DJ’s as a whole – they’re pretty dope! However, my spotlight this Monday is on Kentucky Fleet State Manager DJ Mr. Yeah. I met Mr. Yeah years prior to being Fleet family, but I confirmed that he is one of the COLDEST during my “March Madness: Battle of the Creatives” interview series. He really does make you say “yeeeaah” or “yaaaas” (for the ladies). Without further ado, let me give this man the flowers that he definitely deserves. Shoutout to the 502 for giving us this leader!

Courtesy of DJ Mr. Yeah

WHO IS DJ MR. YEAH?

As I said before, he is the Kentucky State Manager for Fleet DJ’s, which means all things Kentucky fall under him. However, he is really an overachiever. Think about those peers or co-workers you’ve had that were a part of every extra curricular. We aren’t mad at you for wanting to be well rounded and pursuing your dreams, but damn what will you do next? I love it, no doubt, it’s relatable. There’s no doubt that he could fill an entire resume with all of the stuff he currently does. The good thing is that he does it all well. Brand ambassador for online drink store Raze Energy, owner of 101 The Vibe FM where he co-hosts “The 502 R&B Show”, program director for K102 Digital, and owner of Imperial Apparel Worldwide. Not to mention he’s a G but that’s a whole different story in itself.

WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK HIM

As someone who listens to and receives music all week, I’m not easily impressed. This man impressed me this time around, with his flawless transitions and beautifully executed blends. I spoke with many DJs after our interview and they gave him the utmost respect. I guess you can say, he’s not new to this, but true to this. If you check out his social media, you will clearly see that he is booked and does not have time to play with y’all! Countless weeks of event appearances have proven that he is standing firm in longevity. Ladies’ nights, holidays, quiet storms, and so much more – his versatility keeps him nothing short of amazing! I hope his leadership skills bring together all of the Fleet creatives in Kentucky for admirable chapter results.

This position was [given] to me with hopes of bringing KY Fleet back on the map within Fleet Nation. I felt it was necessary to accept the offer to do my best to fulfill the task at hand. Since then we have added a good amount of quality members from DJs, hosts, engineers, producers, and MUAs to the KY Fleet Division. WE, not “I”, will continue on the same path from here on out. So, I feel that what is [not] being done since I’ve moved to State Manager from Assistant State Manager, is being done in its beginning stages. We still have work to do.

@iamdjmryeah via @mochathemack
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Delmar James Is The One | @officialdelmarjames

Single cover “I’m The One”

Soul is a feeling, not a color.”

@officialdelmarjames

Louisville native and Pop/RNB singer DELMAR JAMES released a new single entitled “I’m The One” on all major platforms this year. He has made it clear that this record is very personal and it certainly shows in his bold confession of lyrics. We had the pleasure of speaking with Delmar and his phenomenal producer, Peter Monk, over on Straight Official Radio and we had a ball! But let’s just say, I think Delmar started to feel the heat while he was in the hot seat.

I asked him just what exactly the song was about and he totally flipped the script and asked me what it meant to me, personally. The only response I could have was to laugh – way to plead the fifth, my guy! I had to ask though, because this pop song very much gave me “confessions of a player” vibes so I needed some details. Regardless, sis (the ex) obviously caught onto his ways and hit him with, “I’m good love, enjoy!” I guess he don’t wanna be a player no more.

Via @officialdelmarjames on Instagram

Nevertheless, thanks for being a great inspiration for this single, girl! Big ups to Delmar James for believing in himself and taking that bold chance to pursue his dreams even when people blatantly suggested his failure. If you take nothing else from his story, understand that it is unreasonable to give up in year one. Delmar is in year 5 (at least) and he is really taking big strides to make it happen for himself. I’ve watched him go from a little to a lot in almost half a decade. Go follow him on Instagram @officialdelmarjames and stream “I’m The One” on all platforms!

#GetSOM via @mochathemack

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CARDI ON TRIAL FOR COOTIES

For the last 2 years, Bronx Queen, Cardi B has been at legal battle with Youtube personality, Tasha K (UnwinewithTashaK). The story goes, Tasha, on several occasions, cites Cardi as being a prostitute with STDs who abuses drugs. Now, this is not the first time someone attempts to slash, slander, or cancel CARDI B – but she’s made it clear that her brand was built to protect her from a trial. Does that leave any room for Cardi to rightfully deserve to pay a multi million dollar lawsuit?

Let’s Go To The Facts…

Tasha K & CARDI B trial via @unwinewithtashak

Tasha K. Is Saying That?

If you don’t know who Tasha is – it’s okay we don’t really care. Here on the internet she’s known as “the woman with fake gossip and cheap wine”. Flattering. The “Press” rapper’s lawyers are saying that sis just did this for clout. The YouTube personality starting circulating videos and rumors about Belcalis around the end of 2018. Following the very beginning of 2019, the rapper filed a lawsuit for defamation against all claims. Cardi? A prostitute? Mind you, we don’t slut shame around here but she did become a stripper so we can’t even shocked. Drug abuser? How about mind your business because if I put you in a room with 10 people, I bet at least 5 of them smoke way more than science suggests. This STD is the real debate.

Cardi B via biography.com

Emergency Card Valid

In response to Cardi B filing her suit, Tasha K. filed a counter-lawsuit on the basis of slander (girl, please)! She claimed that Blood gang affiliates were sent to her house by the rapper to threaten her at her Atlanta home, however that $3 million claim has been dismissed due to lack of evidence. Both parties were scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 9th of this year. Nevertheless, that didn’t happen because Cardi had to tend to a family emergency and the judge approved.

The Medical Records Determine

Though case was postponed, it was not before the judge declared that the Center for Women Pelvic Health at UCLA needs to produce “any and all medical records within [their] possession related sole to the the testing for herpes and HPV for Belcalis…” The new trial date is set for January 5th, 2022. Tasha tries it every once in while with her ridiculousness. But, so far only wins for Cardi on these unbased claims.

#GetSOM via @Mochathemack

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[VIDEO] Kingg Splashh Ft. Showly “Many Tools”

#GetSOM via @mochabkck

You ain’t gang get the f*ck out the vehicle”

“Many Tools” @KinggSplashh

When you’re in a small state like Connecticut, there aren’t too many people making high vibe songs unless you’re like independent artist, Kingg Splashh. To start November off right, this drill rapper released a super dope video with Connecticut kinfolk, Showly. Expressing a cool demeanor with aggressive lyrics, the track embodies some of the dopest modern influences in rap.

Music Video Behind the Scenes via @KinggSplashh

I can feel all the hate in the air now/ I was worried back then I don’t care now/I used to be scared I don’t fear now.”

“Many Tools” @KinggSplashh

He can’t afford to be fearful. Granted that his young son, Dior, is looking for his father to be HIM. Think of what makes Connecticut notable and you probably think of nothing but politics. However, the “A.P.E. (About Paper Everyday)” artist is making noise within the music community in the Constitution State. Now, we must recognize that most people aren’t rooting for artists from the north to be the next big thing. Though admittedly, “Many Tools” showcases some of the best musicality in the region and in a very catchy way.

Showly matches the energy very well. The whole squad understood the assignment and that’s all we can ask for! From scene to scene, the performance was well executed and edited.

Whether you’re riding in the car, getting dressed for the day, or watching content for development – this is a great video! Kingg Splashh is winning on all ends.

Watch Kingg Splashh put on for his state in the “More Tools” video. Be sure to connect with him on all platforms to see what he has in store next!

CONNECT WITH KINGG SPLASHH ON ALL PLATFORMS

“MANY TOOLS”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuAC8jlrZtc

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kinggsplashh

TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/kingg_splashh

TIK TOK: https://www.tiktok.com/quadreesplashrollins

A.P.E. CLOTHING: https://instagram.com/apellc_clothing

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Bryson Tiller Releases ‘Killer Instinct 2’

#GetSOM via @mochathemack

THE RETURN OF PEN GRIFFEY

Happy Monday! Y’all know I’m always going to shoutout the 502 especially, because lately they’ve really been putting on. Although it seems like this Louisville artist always leaves his fans on read, he’s returned! BRYSON TILLER released ‘Killer Instinct 2’, which is a sequel to his 2011 Halloween mixtape by the same name. It very much gives Trap Soul Halloween, so let’s get into it.

via Flaunt Magazine

This new release consists of 13 tracks including Tiller’s rendition of Normani’s “Wild Side” and Chris Brown’s “Heat”. The TrapSoul creator also only features fellow Kentucky artists like Julius Keith, Marz, and producer Rob “Saint” Calloway. These folks made ART fit into 28 minutes. (And can talk about the Diddy intro on Money Dance?)

Ima keep showing them what Louisville sounds like…”

@juliuskeithmusic

Where’s Bryson Tiller Been?

Tiller took to the internet and assured fans that new albums are on the way citing his grandmother’s death as his reason to resist stagnancy. This is certainly reflected in the first track entitled “First Call”, which appears to be a conversation with himself about getting back on track. He follows up in the calls after to remind young Tiller to keep going, also revealing that the second voice is future Tiller. Bryson is now gearing up for his long-awaited album Serenity, the follow-up to last year’s Anniversary.

Celebrating the anniversary with you guys last year really helped me fall in love with making music… because to be honest, for a while there I really didn’t want to be bothered with anything music related…”

@brysontiller
via Capital XTRA

What I love about this project is how raw it is! Bryson was just honest through and through, in addition like he said, he just came to be an artist and create with no expectations. He did just that! That “Kentucky Shit” was just dope in a right of its own because this is honestly a song I’ve been waiting for from him. Oh, and the Marz vocals – YES!

If you haven’t heard it yet, tap in here. After you listen, tell me what the best track was! Take listen to the first volume of the mixtape here.

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WHO DOES NICK CANNON THINK HE IS?

#GetSOM via @mochabk

via ABC News

If you look up ‘multiple streams of income’, next to it you’ll see Nick Cannon’s name. We’re always seeing him make countless appearances throughout pop culture. It’s literally been that way since the beginning of 21st century. Some works we even identify as crucial in order to maintain your “black card”. Nick’s body of work and his influence is immense. I don’t know who Nick thinks he is, but he is obviously creating a mogul that you’d love to be.

CANNON’S LEGACY

We make a lot of jokes about his distasteful music, his ex-wife being worth more than him, and his basketball team of offspring (ages 10 months – 10 years). Beyond that all, he is a powerful man. Cannon has had every opportunity to fail, but as multitalented as he is I just think that’s something he won’t do. He’s established longevity, so while we’ll probably never stop joking on him, we see you king and we’re rooting for you!

Nick Cannon as Lil Kims new manager
(Photo Cred:UrbanIslandz)

THE NICK CANNON SHOW

Lil Kim recently revealed Cannon as her manager while implying that we can see all 7 of his children on the cover of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. However, this bond is apparently nothing new and they’ve been “best friends” for years now. What is new is that his namesake show, is being considered to take the time slot of Wendy Williams. Wendy has been deemed not healthy enough to return to air and has delayed her season premiere for weeks now.

BACK ON AIR

You may remember that not long ago, Nick was kicked off of the ViacomCBS network for allegedly making “racist” and “anti-Semitic” remarks. His nationally syndicated morning radio show was also pulled before being moved to midday after his reinstatement to the respective networks.

See some of Nick Cannon’s greatest moments down below. Check out why we love to hate him, then take the quiz below to see if you’re a real Nick Cannon fan!

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