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Skye Azure Releases “Love Scenes” Album

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Welcome back to our joint presentation alongside Straight Official Magazine known as the #SaturdaySpotlight! We set your weekend off with dope content from emerging artists and this week, SKYE AZURE who recently released her debut project Love Scenes this month to both rave reviews and acclaim.

Skye Azure – Love Scenes artwork

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Skye originally began her journey in music as a Hip-Hop artist. Drawing inspiration from her mother as a musical influence, she showed and proved at local talent shows rapping. Skye decided at 19 that she wanted to sing and worked diligently to finish her debut album under Hustle Hard Worldwide Entertainment.

Skye dons many hats as she is an artist, model and mother. She also brings a vibe that is similar to Jhene Aiko or Alicia Keys. This is evident in her leadoff single Awake, which is currently gaining consistent streams via YouTube and various music streaming platforms. You can check out her visual for Awake right here.

As an added bonus, you can also check out the music video for her follow up single Runaway down below. We thank you our readers and followers for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straightofficial.com as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop and entertainment! Stay tuned for more and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

You can follow SKYE AZURE on Instagram at @Mommy_is_a_model

Love Scenes is available right NOW via YouTubeSpotify

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T. Harris Releases “Buy What I Want” Music Video

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T. Harris (photo cred. T. Harris Fan Page)

T. HARRIS is in the crosshairs of our joint presentation this week alongside Straight Official Magazine know as #NewMusicSundays where we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment. The producer and songwriter from Haughville, U.S.A. released a new music video for his new single “Buy What I Want” that is gaining both spins and attention for the Naptown emcee.

(photo cred. T. Harris Fan Page)

Harris possesses a lyrical swag that is all his own, and the single reflects his ability to acquire all that he wants. The visual also features Mobee and was shot by TheShooters317 and is a dope single that’s worth the replay!

(photo cred. T Harris Fan Page)

Check out the new music video for “Buy What I Want” down below. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & StraightOfficial.com as we set your week off with new music from emerging artists and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!

 

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Joyner Lucas “Will” remix featuring Will Smith

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(photo cred: Billboard)

The remix game is officially put on notice as Joyner Lucas has everyone’s attention with the release of his remix single “Will”. He is joined by the inspiration behind the track in Will Smith.

(photo cred: Houston Defender)

The Fresh Prince is a pioneer and icon in both Hip-Hop & entertainment. Smith has done more for the genre and culture than most people tend to forget. The message in the song is relevant to honoring those both past and present in giving them roses to symbolize their greatness.

(photo cred. HotNewHipHop.com)

Smith has and always could hold his own behind the microphone and the Philly MC does NOT disappoint over the 2:41 track.  “Will” is a hot single from Lucas’s ADHD release in March of this year.

(photo cred: thelumberjack.org)

Check out the music video for the “Will” remix down below and stay tuned to TenthLetterMediaStraight Official.com as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop & entertainment!

 

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Music Icons Andre Harrell & Little Richard Pass Away

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Confirming multiple reports this morning, TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine  are saddened to hear of the loss of not one, but two icons of the music industry. Music executive Andre Harrell has died at the age of 59, and Rock and Roll legend Little Richard has also died at the age of 87.

Andre Harrell (photo cred. Eonline.com)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – OCTOBER 17: Little Richard performs during the Eat to the Beat concert series in Epcot at Walt Disney World on October 17, 2006 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Harrell, the founder of  Uptown Records is remembered for his many accolades of achievement upon the industry, including the discovery of Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs. Richard was, is and will always be the greatest inspiration to any artist in the music industry and was both groundbreaking and fearless in his journey.

Diddy & Andre Harrell (photo cred. Billboard.com)
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We offer our sincerest condolences to all of the families, friends and fans of these two legendary musicians.

 

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Trajik Releases New Music Video for “Yeah Yeah”

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Trajik (photo cred. Trajik FB page)

Naptown’s TRAJIK is back with a new music video for his hit single “Yeah Yeah.” The Indianapolis MC has claimed the summer as his with his gritty, pull no punches flow that has been his calling card for over a decade.

(Photo cred. Trajik FB page)

“Yeah Yeah” is a track that was never released until now. The video was shot over four years ago and features the GFE (Game Face Entertainment) artist in his element. A track this hot deserves to be featured on #NewMusicSundays where alongside Straight Official Magazine, we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop!

(Photo cred. Trajik FB page)

Check out the new music video for “Yeah Yeah” down below and let us know in the comments how you feel about the track. As always, we thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Mag and remember, its the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!

You can follow Trajik on social media:

Facebook: Trajik GFE

Instagram: @big_trajik

Twitter: @TrajikWorld

YouTube: Trajik World

Download “Yeah Yeah” right here: https://album.link/i/1248867682

Welcome to Traptown is available NOW at: https://album.link/i/1485317511

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Fred The Godson Passes Away from Coronavirus

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Fred Da Godson (photo cred: SoundCloud.com)

Straight Official Magazine and TenthLetterMedia are saddened to hear of the death of FRED THE GODSON this afternoon. The Harlem MC had been battling illness due to the Coronavirus and was last seen via Instagram on a respirator.

(photo cred: allhiphop.com)

HipHopWired.com reports on this developing story as the Hip-Hop community has been collectively mourning the sudden loss of such an immense, upcoming talent. We offer our sincerest condolences to both his family and his fans.

(photo cred: Vibe.com)

To honor his memory, check out God Level which is available here for your listening pleasure.

 

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Jay Hayes Releases “Facetime” Music Video

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Jay Hayes (photo cred: Jay Hayes IG page)

Hailing from the Circle City of the nineteenth state, JAY HAYES is riding the wave of her newest project release of 2020. The young femcee released a new visual for her new single “Facetime” which is making noise via multiple streaming outlets. Jay comes out of the blocks strong with this new single and continues to stake claim in the male dominated genre that is Hip-Hop.

Jayway (photo cred. Jay Hayes FB Music Page)

“Facetime” is a single from her first mixtape of 2020. Jayway is a solid production that highlights her lyrical skills and swag that’s kept her music in rotation. Jay has also released a second single “Mouth” that is also worth a listen via Spotify.

Check out the official music video for “Facetime” produced by Quanyfool down below.  Jayway is available on both Spotify and Apple Music for streaming and downloading. We thank you as always for tuning in to TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we re-introduce you back to #NewMusicSundays where we work to get independent artists both seen and heard!

You can follow Jay Hayes and all her latest moves:

Instagram: @thatsjayhayes

Twitter: @thats_jayhayes

YouTube: Jay Hayes

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TENTHLETTERMEDIA PRESENTS OFFSCRIPT: YG

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In over eight years of being in entertainment journalism for two different publications, I have seen and heard a lot. I’ve sat down with some of my favorite artists as well as some of yours for exclusive content and entertainment. In my pursuit of the scoop on the story, there were a number of stories that did not make the final cut… until now! The following are real accounts and recollections of some of my most memorable interviews. Candid conversations. Untold stories. This is OFFSCRIPT.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

My journey into journalism started back in 2012 when I became a profile writer with Scoop Media Group. Scoop Magazine has been in the heart of Indianapolis for over twenty years and is an institution of promotion of business owners throughout the city.

In a year’s time, I became the entertainment editor of the publication and was able to provide a platform for the city’s emerging talent. By the second year, the magazine featured album reviews as well as a monthly forum that spoke on Hip-Hop and R&B.

(Photo cred: Scoop Media Group)

Things had slowed down a bit and there wasn’t much entertainment coming through the Circle City. Winter was quickly approaching and I had to focus on my “real” job working at Amazon. One day I was in my office at Scoop and came across an email that was forwarded to us from a talent agent out of California.

While I didn’t read the message in its entirety, I was able to skim enough to find out that she was bringing some top acts to our city to perform and that we were granted access to cover the show for press.

My first real interview as an editor. Excitement starts to kick in. When I found out who the first act was I was too geeked. It was YG.

YG (Photo cred: NPR.org)

A STAR ON THE RISE

Now around this time, YG is one of the hottest new artists to emerge from the West Coast. He was riding the wave of his hit single “My Nigga” featuring Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and was fresh into his deal with CTE World. Upon doing my homework, I saw how he had early success via YouTube and had a catalog of songs to back his budding career.

The day of his scheduled performance was nearly postponed as Naptown got its first real snow of the season. The show would go on however, as it would clear up later in the evening. I arrived at The Compound around 11 p.m. as YG was slated to perform at or around 1 a.m.

Once I’m situated behind the velvet ropes of the club, I was offered a drink from the talent agent. As I’m taking a sip I survey the room as notice I’m not the only reporter on the scene. A total of 6 publications in all were in attendance.

Something told me that this interview was going to be difficult to secure, or so I initially thought.

YG with Kelani (Photo cred: Taylor Hill/WireImage)

WAIT FOR IT…

As the night went well into the next day, the number of people waiting for YG to arrive began to dwindle. With the club closing at 3, the media presence was leaving as well.

Hype Magazine was the first ones to bounce me as well as Amps Magazine and when the two other local reporters left, it was me and a Midwest Leak Magazine model sitting next to each other in the room.

The talent agent was explaining to us that his bus was late but he was en route to the venue. This was at 1:45, and at 2:30 there was still no sign of YG.

In the back of my mind I know I have to be at work in an hour. Just as I’m thinking about considering it a wrap, the model leans in towards me and says, ” I gotta go!” She was booked at another party across town and couldn’t stay to interview him. I couldn’t believe it!

A few minutes after she left the talent agent announces that YG is here and will be inside in 5 minutes for interviews then immediately heading to the stage to perform. It was a quarter until three in the morning and I got YG for the one-on-one. Sounds easy, right?

(Photo cred: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

ONE FALSE MOVE

After hours of waiting, YG was officially in the building. I remember standing about ten feet from the entryway where he and his entourage entered the room. Originally I thought he was at least 6′ 6″ as he stood amongst his security, however I was mistaken as he was standing on a platform slightly above them that made him appear that way. 

He was fashionably late and extremely high as he made his way to the corner of the room. I got the ok from the agent to approach him and was told I had exactly 5 minutes to do my thing.

I walked over to where he was sitting and he stood up to shake my hand. As we sat down I noticed that the table in front of us had his likeness on it. The music from the club downstairs was loud so I had to get in close to be able to conduct the interview.

His security began to gather closer to us and it was then I figured out these were not the typical bodyguards you see in movies. These were either his goons or his homeboys.

I had my camera around my neck and I took it off and placed it on the corner of the table. The next thing I heard was the familiar sound of a safety being disengaged on a firearm. One of the guys said “hey, hold up nigga” and went for his waste line. I immediately froze!

YG would then wave his hand over towards the guy to stop him. He leaned in and said “pick your camera up, homie.”

What I thought was just a picture of him on a table was actually a custom painting of himself sitting on top of the table! Got to be more careful.

GOOD TALK

I was able to finish the interview without further incident and amidst the background noise it was a dope interview. He was hyped about the track he was going to release featuring Drake and his upcoming debut album. I was wrapping up with the talent agent when YG walked up to us.

He told her he was ready to go on but wanted to talk to me first. He pulls me to the side and shakes my hand again and thanks me for being in attendance and for all that I’m doing to support him. 

(Photo cred: Scoop Media Group)

He says “It took something in you to be the only member of the press to still be here even though I was late.” I would have took him up on his offer to kick it with him for his show, but I had to decline because of work. He then wanted to take a few pics for the magazine. 

(Photo cred: Scoop Media Group)

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Lunden De’Leon Lands Amazon Prime Hip-Hop Drama “Turnt”

Lauren De’Leon (Photo cred. New Line Talent Group)

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Nominated “Best Leading Actress” for her role in the film “Pure Justice”, actress Lunden De’Leon (We’re the Millers, Sweet Home Carolina), landed the the role of Harriet Stanford in the Amazon Prime Video “Turnt” starring Jamal Woolard (Notorious), Benzino (Love and Hip-Hop), Hoopz Alexander (Flavor of Love) and Torrei Hart.

(Photo cred. New Talent Line Group)

Produced by Mann Robinson Entertainment, “Turnt” centers around Libarariers Stanford (played by Woolard) living by the law of money, power, and respect. Stanford also has a sibling, named Kenny who while aspiring to become the next big thing in the music industry, has his dreams cut short due to street violence.

(Photo cred. IMDb.com)

Best known for her role as Nurse London in the Netflix movie “Blackbear”, De’Leon has starred in over 50 television shows and movies. These include “Cryptz”, “The Lake House”, and the award winning drama “Somebody’s Child” just to name a few. De’Leon just recently joined the cast of the upcoming thriller “Payne” portraying the role of detective Yvette Paige.

(Photo cred. IMDb.com)

“Turnt” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. You can follow Lunden De’Leon on Instagram @lundendeleon and at LundenDeLeon.net

 

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SKYPP RELEASES NAP OR NOTHING MUSIC VIDEO

Skypp (photo cred. WildStyle/All317HipHop)

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SKYPP is an emerging Hip-Hop artist from the ninenteenth state that is all about representing his stomping grounds. The artist and songwriter released the official music video for his hit single “Nap or Nothing” to both rave reviews and constant replays via YouTube. Skypp is riding a wave of huge accomplishments coming into 2020 with the release of his fifth studio album U4U.

Skypp- U4U (photo cred. Skypp/Patrick “GreekGod” Bell)

With a total of thirteen projects under his belt, Skypp welds two swords as he also the owner of Sophisticated Street Music LLC. His wordplay is effortless as displayed in “Nap or Nothing” where unlike the status quo of his counterparts, you can clearly hear him to get a better understanding of where he comes from.

(photo cred. Brandon Miles)

U4U is a groundbreaking project for the Circle City MC. The album has not only secured spots on the Top 100 Rap/Hip-Hop album sales on both Google Play & Amazon, but also a #7 spot for New Rap/Hip-Hop sales on iTunes. It’s noise like this that has Skypp in the #SaturdaySpotlight for the start of the new year and decade!

You can check out the music video for “Nap or Nothing” down below, which also includes another single from U4U titled “Omm Otg.” As always, we thank you the readers and followers of TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we capture the lifestyle and culture of Hip-Hop! Have a blessed new year and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!!

You can follow Skypp at http://officialskypp.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/skypp317

IG: http://instagram.com/skypp317

Facebook: http://facebook.com/skypp317

U4U is available NOW at https://album.link/us/i/1489367009

If you are an artist who would like to be featured in the #SaturdaySpotlight, then hit us up for more information.

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