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Journalist Bae | RED LIGHT PLAYLIST (Part 2)

Today is New Music Monday, the day is almost over, so here we have the second edition of the Red Light Playlist inspired by Moore Music Radio’s “Midnight Meltdown”. Now, while this R&B playlist is carefully curated, it’s presented 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! Check out part 1 here. Also, can we give an honorable mention to Transparency by 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and Usher…

10. Warm December – Sabrina Claudio

Kicking off the vibes, we have a very sultry holiday ballad from the Miami-native. I could personally listen to this song all year the way her voice just runs like water. I’ll let you be the judge, but don’t sleep on the Florida baddie.

9. Truth or Dare – Tyla

Speaking of water… Next we have South African breakout star, Tyla with this lively ultimatum – “Truth or dare, is it true you care?.” Well, do you? It’s just enough of a crossover to be a beautiful R&B song.

8. Get Close – Ari Lennox

This is still fairly new and hasn’t quite jumped out as a favorite, it’s giving filler music. Elevator music for the bedroom. Really chosen for the sake of variety and the feeling of the sound. Lyrics aren’t deemed relevant in this case.

7. Nothing Even Matters – SIR

Not brand new, but a great addition nevertheless. Who could imagine such a voice from such a man!? The entire song, from production to visuals, fantastic!

6. Simple – Coco Jones, Babyface

As the song suggests, a very simple song from the duo. Though it’s minimal, it can be labeled effective.

5. Calm & Patient – Jhene Aiko

A social media fave right now, are the smooth sounds of Cali-born, Jhene Aiko. You can’t help but feel both patient and calm. A real feel good vibe just showers overs.

4. Finding Peace – Summer Walker

If you’re having a real self-care/aware moment, this sound would be essential. Maybe I’m bias because I’m a Summer fan… You decide…

3. The Divine Feminine – Savannah Cristina

This song has a fairly different feel than the rest on this playlist, however it does what needs to be done. I am bias this time to the soft life, but again, let me know what you think…

2. Sensational – Chris Brown, Davido, Lojay

A MASTERPIECE! SENSATIONAL, if you will! I am not disappointed in this song in any shape or form. This can be played at anytime. 10/10!!

1. Bosses In Love – Kehlani, Ty Dolla Sign

It’s got volume! It’s got body! There is no way to possibly make this song better. “You know what’s going on…” they belt out. If no other song, you have to add this one.

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The Love Album: Off The Grid | @Diddy

There are only 4 reasons you wouldn’t love this album: You prefer new school music, you don’t like dancing, you’re just bias, or you just never loved anybody. Now, Diddy recently received the VMA Global Icon Award, the key to New York City, and BET‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. When he says, “I thought I told you that we won’t stop,” he means it!


I feel safe in white, deep down inside I’m an angel…


The Love Album Is A MOVIE

The album is feature-film length with 23 tracks at roughly over an hour and 20 minutes. He’s landed the love and collaboration of various jaw dropping peers including Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, The Wknd, & Jazmine Sullivan. In the mist of controversy – this album still takes you through a narration of finding love, being there, complicating it, and losing it. All of this is happening “off the grid” and as he says – with no phones, no distractions. The lead single on the production is “Another One of Me”. I don’t know how you could’ve missed this joint – but let’s jump into a track -by-track review.

What’s To Love About It? Let’s Review

Okay, so let’s talk about it – the tracks with an asterisk (*) indicate the ones deemed worthy of adding to your playlist. Wait no longer, Let’s do it!

1. Brought My Love (The-Dream + Herb Albert)

Starting off, we have a very funky-feel with vocals from songwriting legend Dream, followed by Diddy and Herb. A lot of these songs don’t actually feature anything but Diddy adlibs, so this was good to hear. If nothing, this is a dance record. Family reunions, two stepping with your love in the living room, cleaning the house… this is that vibe. Not too much, just enough.

*2. What’s Love (NOV WAV)

A New York feel with R&B swag. No lie, I did have to listen to this a few times to really love it, but I can’t complain. Diddy is also on this track which does give it a boost in opinion. Overall, the production – the feeling is everything.

3. Deliver Me (Busta Rhymes, Dirty Money)

If you liked the Dirty Money album then of course, this is for you, babe! Featuring your favorite Danity Kane girl(s). It’s very smooth, still maintaining that aggressive beat. The whole album is vibey. It really just depends on which Diddy era you prefer, I suppose.

4. Stay Awhile (Nija)

Another dance record that just hits. Really groovy (lol)! If you’re a Mary J. Blige fan, this might be your thing! This album almost doesn’t miss unless you just missed it.

5. Homecoming (Jozzy)

Ooooh, we have Diddy prodigy, Jozzy on the track. It’s not one of my favorites, let’s be honest. It’s pretty good though. I don’t think it’s a great representation of Jozzy but I’d have to hear that from her. This is a skip from me. Good production though. That ending is beautifuuuul too. JUST LISTEN TO IT THOUGH!!

*6. Pick Up (Diddy feat. Jacquees + Fabolous)

The song starts with Jacquee-Ee-eeeEe-eeS. “Ima give you what you need babe, if you let me take the lead baby”! I was unsure when it started but Diddy make Jacq pick up the pace and I like it. Fabolous always adds a special flair and this was nothing different.

*7. Tough Love ( Diddy feat. Swae Lee)

THIS. IS. MUSICAL. GOLD. I didn’t expect to love this song and I listened a few times to get to that point, but fiiiiireeee. The combination I never knew I needed. This track is built for a specific type of person though. Not heavy on lyrics but how the notes come together. And it just makes you think “Shame on me for how I’ve been living”…

*8. Stay Long (Summer Walker)

Personally, I’m a Summer Walker fan so I was interested to know what this would be like. But it’s short and sweet just like Summer.

9. It Belongs to You (Jozzy)

Jozzy, this was so much better. 90s/00s vibes. If Keyshia Cole started later in the years, I believe she may have sounded like this.

*10. Another One of Me (21 Savage, The Wknd, French Montana)

This was the lead single and rightfully so. The Wknd says this is his last collab so definitely love that it has to be this one. It has a slow start though. French ate his verse especially for what this is! 21 comes with his rhythm we expect… but this just feels classier. Diddy ends the song speaking so smoothly. You can’t help but feel it.

11. Intermission (Side B)

Feel free to skip unless you just meditating or something… He says here, that the frequency changes… and we get a little old-school interlude. It’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong. This album is a win to me, but people have preferences. JUST LISTEN!!! or not….

*12. Moments (Justin Bieber)

JUSTIIIIN! Babyyyy… this is the Justin you guys don’t know about. The “Notebooks” Bieber. You’ve seen in the media that he’s been paralyzed in the face but honey you cannot tell here. I instantly loved this. I always thought Bieb was a star vocalist though (again lol). Nevertheless, this will vibe you through. Minimal Diddy. Just vibes. Get in your bag, stay in your bag, he says. Let me send this to my lil brother, he needs those words. And we end with a smooth instrumental outro.

*13. Need Somebody (Jazmine Sullivan)

Jazmine Sullivan feels as expected. She starts soft but you feel the emotion. We’re used to herlower registers. JAZ’S SOPRANO REGISTER POPS OUT ALL THE WAY! She’s amazing at anything. ADD!

*14. Mind Your Business (Bosses In Love) [Kehlani/Ty Dolla Sign]

My first run through of this album, this was an immediate add! I don’t know, maybe it’s just me… Perfect blend of live and studio how I see it though. WEST COAST REPRESENT! These people are singing for their rent!! From beginning to end, if you know then you know – you’ll need this song!

15. Nasty (Interlude) [Jozzy]

I told you she’s the prodigy (Jozzy, 32, Memphis). Here’s a (nasty) interlude with Jozzy. It’s actually good though. Not too vulgar…well…

*16. Reachin’ (Coco Jones, Ty Dolla Sign)

I don’t know… I feel like Ty makes this song. Of course an interlude almost tells you what you’re getting into… so you can USE this, too. What is it about Coco, you guys!!?? Production on 700000% though. My loooooove.

*17. Stay Part 1 (Jeremih, KalanFRFR, K-Ci)

A continuation of the interlude. “Baby won’t you just staaay!” Diddy should’ve kept his input to himself. If we’re using this song for a moment, I could see it happening.

*18. I Like (Mary J. Blige)

VERY CUTE! Ms. Ma’am been popping out lately. Very classy, classic, dance around vibe, of course. It’s simple and catchy – just enough. If I can’t be with you, I don’t know what to do you’ve got my heart! Beautiful sample of herself!

*19. Closer to God (Teyana Taylor)

At this point, we’ve recently learned about the separation of Tey(T), yet she’s still taking on other creative ventures in life. She cries out in the song “Everything unspoken doesn’t need a song – I only want to be the one to get along….” Artistry at it’s finest. This was not the visual I was expecting but still above and beyond.

20. Boohoo (Jeremih)

It’s giving Beatles which I didn’t expect, but it works out for the best. I real feel good, cry if you’d like type of song, I suppose. I wonder how this song is doing on the pop charts because it certainly works for Jeremiah and the array of voices.

21. Burna Boy Interlude

Talk about singing from the soul! It’s an interlude that definitely gives you the feels and what’s next to come is nothing less than this energy. This is an “Allah” chant in a beautiful fashion, but what comes next is even more chilling…

**22. Kim Porter (Diddy, Babyface, John Legend)

This one screams, “I love you and lost you – but how could I?” Both Babyface and Legend create a melody of pure love in this song. I feel this in the deepest part of my heart. Every element of this song blends in an unimaginable way. From instruments, tempo, unique vocals, harmonies, the build of it all is passionate through and through. It also features excerpts from the late Kim Porter.

*23. Space (H.E.R)

Here we are at the end and “I’ve really enjoyed my time with you off the grid”, Diddy says before H.E.R. begins her eerie ballad. She’s the perfect woman for this. Diddy used his network and made a masterpiece….

What are your thoughts? Which tracks stood out to you?

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Saiint and Jay Harlem Team Up To Release “Lovely” Music Video


Vocalist SAIINT, hailing from Columbus, Ohio and recording artist JAY HARLEM out of Cleveland, Ohio are making noise. The duo released a music video for their cover of Billie Eilish ft Khalid “Lovely”.

The video released as a special Live In The Cage (LITC Creator: Antmost Visuals). The location was at Creative Gen Studios in Willoughby Ohio (The Lab VIsualz). Both of the young artists are currently with Timeless Records, an independent label based in the Midwest. 

Sean Muscatello of Timeless Records said “Both of these artists have amazing potential in their prospective genres. Saint’s voice will stop anyone in their tracks. She is a gifted artist. I can’t wait for the world to get to know her.  We are in the final stages of her first EP.

He continued, “When it comes to Jay Harlem, his records hit in the clubs or in the streets. But with this Lovely cover, Jay shows off a different side of himself. I think will surprise a lot of his fans and definitely gain him some new ones.”


Jay Harlem has released several records over the years. Mostly hard hitting rap records that’s garnered over a million views on YouTube. From the gritty, real life experiences in his music to the unique corresponding visuals, Jay Harlem gives fans a look into his life. Jay Harlem is currently working on a new album set for a Fall/Winter release. 

Saiint is finishing up her debut EP which will drop in late 2023. She’s worked with songwriters and producers that have credits with mega stars like Chris Brown and Kehlani. While Saiint finishes up her EP, she will release more visuals of covers she has done. She wants to give the world just a taste of her incredible voice and natural vocal skills.


Stay connected on Instagram SAIINT @Saiintx.x and JAY HARLEM @_JayHarlem

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Trey Joshua Releases “Fine to Me”

Trey Joshua

Meet Trey Joshua

Life is short, and in its haste, we must revel. The essence of youth is the here and now, a truth that Trey Joshua captures in his latest single, “Fine To Me.”

The 21-year-old artist from Toronto spawned the song in unconventional conditions, an outburst of creativity coming over him and his producer friend Ricky Tovey as the two found themselves with a group of friends at a camp in Muskoka. In the midst of the debauchery, the friends forged a summer bop that sells shoulders to sway.

“We were all drinking and partying, and after my buddies fell asleep, the producer Ricky and I were still up,” Trey explained. “We got bored, so we decided to make some music. Right then, he laid down the beat. Drums were kickin’, melodies were swingin’, and as soon as I heard it, I knew it was something real.”

The Creative Process

It took just 15 minutes for the duo to devise this dance tune, recording the original version in the cabin where they stayed. Trey and Ricky later showed what they’d made to their friends, and it became a staple for the rest of the trip. It taught Trey an important musical lesson.

“It’s funny how something so easy and simple can make so much sense,” he said. “If anything, the making of the song taught me that not everything in music has to be so calculated and precise. It’s totally okay just to feel and let flow sometimes.”

Trey Joshua

“Fine To Me” is Trey’s second release of 2023, following up his single, “Drunk,” from earlier this year. Its lyrics include themes of partying, love, and how they can intertwine. All with the expressed goal of getting you up on your feet.

“The dancing after the song was made also had a big influence on the strategy of how I wanted to promote the song, because what made me love this song more than anything was the sight of people I didn’t know dancing to it and having a good time,” Trey said. “I was just glad that a song I made had that effect on people and that I could be a part of their good time.”

What’s Next?

This is the beginning of what Trey intends to make a long career in music. The artist began his musical journey in 2018, taking major influences from XXXTENTACION, J.I.D., 6lack, The Tragically Hip, Bob Dylan, and Billy Idol, among others.

His story in music goes back to even before his birth, though. Trey’s parents met in 1994 at a Grateful Dead show in Vermont. Eight years later, they had their son and named him after the Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio. Everything that brought Trey into this world pointed him toward one thing.

“It is no stretch to say that I was born to make music,” Trey explains in his Spotify artist bio. “I would go as far as to say that I believe I live only for the sole purpose of creating it. Music surges through my veins, entangles my mind, destroys, dissects, and dismantles my soul. Yet, it is my truest love.”

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Straight Official Sit Downs: Twin Wun

TWIN YUN are a collective duo in Hip-Hop that finds themselves in the hot seat for this edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. Our main man @klassikceo served up the questions and it was a dope convo. Check it out down below and click here for more of the Straight Official Sit Downs.


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

December DeyDey: The feeling of nostalgia, recollection, joy and introspection that we all feel in December, I want that feeling Dey to Dey. Also it Dey Day is a childhood nickname. At I think it was 3 years old I knew the words, (the most my toddler self could pronounce), to “All about the Benjamins”. Besides that my family was always very religious and the choir played a big role in my developmental years.

Uptown JR: Twin Wun is an acronym for T’was Written Is Now What U Need. We’re from Uptown Bronx, last stop on the 2,5, & 6 trains.

Who and/or what inspires you to create?

December DeyDey: All forms of art inspired my creative curiosity. I listen to anything that resonates with me and even the obscure. Life though, life is one of my main sources of motivation to add my value in musical form, for now. If I had to name people, Jay Electronica, Nas, Jay Z, Tribe, Snoop and the Dogg Pound, Kendrick, Cole, Meek. The list can go on!

Uptown JR: Other artist inspire me to create, besides my own personal ambition drivers. I love being around another creative person in general just to feed off each others ideas.


How would you describe your sound?

December DeyDey: Relatable, intentful, emotion based music.

Uptown JR: Chaotoic

What is your creative process like?

December DeyDey: Really varies, sometimes a whole song will flood my mind right before bed, no beat or anything. Other times it’ll be the connection to the beat that I feel or just the vibes nam sayin.

Uptown JR: Getting a 6 pack of Guinness & some Mary Jane. Linking with DeyDey & digging up emotions that took me years to bury.

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

December DeyDey: I like to get in where I fit in, so I’m open to anything if the vibe is right. Would love to work with the greats though, you deem whoever you seem fit. But ultimately I do want a TDE and Dreamville team-wide collab.

Uptown JR: Outkast, The Lox, Tems, Solange

Twin Yun


What is one message you would give to your supporters?

December DeyDey: Thank you! It means more than you know!

Uptown JR: Your either going to love me or hate me, but to find out all you gotta do is play me.

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

Uptown JR: I played football in high school and won a championship my junior year.

December DeyDey: I can sing a lil bit, I just don’t display it much. Soon start!

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

Uptown JR: Internally dying at a 9 to 5.

December DeyDey: I don’t think ill ever stop writing, but if I had to choose something to do I would most likely be an A&R and a DJ.

Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Uptown JR: Will Smith, Ludacris, & Drake because of their transition from music to acting and vise versa because that’s a goal of mine.

December DeyDey: Ive always admired Jay Electronica’s flow and delivery. His religious dedication and diction is stupid as well so I’ve always been a big fan. But ultimately anyone in the “conscious” sector has always appealed to me more. I feel like its a real approach to a genre that most people use for a release or vicarious living.


What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Uptown JR: Be patient but aggressive every chance you get.

December DeyDey: KEEP GOING!

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

Uptown JR: The pace of music. I feel we don’t have time to fully enjoy an artist like back in the days of Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston because artist come out now at a rapid rate.

December DeyDey: Most recognition and acknowledgment for mood music and radio play for independent artist.

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

Uptown JR: Acting & as a household name.



Uptown JR: Instagram @Uptownjr718 @Twinwunbx718

December DeyDey: @DecemberDeyDey @TwinWunBX718

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Straight Official Sit Downs: TRIGGERRUN

TRIGGERRUN stopped by the Straight Official headquarters for this edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. The Hip-Hop Bounce legends sat down with @djspins and they chopped it up about music and more. Check out their 0ne-on-one down below and click here for more of the Straight Official Sit Downs.



Please take time to introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from? 

Hailing from Atlanta by way of Albany (the 229), TRIGGERRUN is composed of the following active members: K. Washington | A. K. Knegil, Herbert Bowens Jr. | H3theArtist & Nathaniel Whitfield | Syncere Akil.

What first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

TRIGGERRUN was inspired at an early age by their parents who introduced us to R&B Soul who encouraged us to pursue our creative talents which led to playing in the orchestra/band in elementary school and formulating one of the most illest dance crews ever to bless the Ruth Harris Performing Art Center at Monroe High School (Albany) a.k.a “the house that TRIGGERRUN built”.

Their love and passion for music would inspire them to share their gift of music on the world stage.  

Who and/or what inspires you to create?

The inspiration comes from the pure love of the musical art form and the ability to create an arrangement of sound thus turning it into a beautiful masterpiece.


How would you describe your sound? 

An eclectic mix of NY East Coast, Miami-bass meets the ATL Dirty South fusion.

What is your creative process like?

Our creative process is impulsive. Inspiration is often birthed at the most inopportune time therefore we have come to stay prepared to seize the moment. This often includes recording ideas in audio note format to capture initial thoughts, progressions or arrangements for later development. 

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

As of now, Jay-Z and/or Beyonce due to their international influence, which speaks volume about their influence and popularity in the music industry, as we look to expand our talents beyond the U. S. borders.

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

It doesn’t matter! Whoever is open to collaborate. Collaboration is always good on any level whether TRUE or NEW school artistry.



What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Music is for the young at heart so set the narrative, dare to be different & stay on your grind.

What hidden talent(s) do you have? 

H3 is more of a renaissance brother who possesses many talents such as acting, singing, piano, guitar and drawing

AK’s talent includes singing, saxophonist, graphic arts and videography.

Syncere Akil possesses talents in videography, graphic arts and clothing brand apparel creation.

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

As the athlete of the group, A. K. would be involved in youth sports mentoring and giving back to the youth teaching life skills through the game of sports.

H3 would continue pursuing his dream of theater and acting while focusing on his new love of charcoal drawing.

Syncere would be continuing to build his real-estate empire flipping houses while at the same time working on his clothing brand marketing for himself and the group.

Who are some artists you admire and why?

Rakim is one of the cornerstones that the foundation of hip-hop was built on. His style of MC and lyricism still reigns supreme until this day as one of the illest to ever bless the mic.


What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

Stay humble, be prepared and when opportunity presents go for it!

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

The hierarchy and structure of the business from the top executives that have exploited artists over the years through bad business ethics and contract disputes.

What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself next year? 

Next is award nomination on this new independent platform in hopes of transcending and elevating another level of achievement in this game.

You dropped your latest release ‘2 Da Flo’. Tell us about it. 

‘2 Da Flo’ is another eclectic party jam sponsored by the “Feel Good Music” vibe that TRIGGERRUN is an ambassador.  It’s a simple call and response song to get the people off the wall and onto the dance floor.

Also, working on the video so be on the look out for the video to drop around June of this year.

Any departing words for our viewers/subscribers?

TRIGGERRUN is streaming on all major platforms. Please follow, like and share and subscribe. Also, we want to say thanks to all of our fans, current and future, for your support and for taking time out of your busy schedule to build. LOVE!


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Rhyme Assassin Releases “The Rhyme Apostles”

Rhyme Apostles


In celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, International Hip Hop sensation Rhyme Assassin recruits a legendary team for his new project “The Rhyme Apostles.”

The single includes an intro by Jadakiss and verses by Keith Murray, K Solo, Crooked I, Prodigal Sunn, Canibus, Chino XL, Ruste Juxx, Craig G, AFRO, Antlive and Reks.

Rhyme Apostles

Rhyme Assassin brings forth the culture, elements, and essence of Hip Hop. This one is strictly for Hip Hop heads!  Press play for a head-nodding rush and prepare for who slayed the best verse commentary. 

Interviewed by ThisIs50 and brought on stage by ONYX, the Rhyme Apostles will continues to make headlines with this smash of a project.

Connect with Rhyme Assassin

World Wide Web:
Instagram: @rhymeassassin
Facebook: Rhyme Assassin
Twitter: @rhymeassasin

Rhyme Apostles

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The Musalini & O Finess Release “Goldie & Slim” EP

The Musalini & ) Finess "GOLDIE & SLIM"


This is the second project for The Musalini and O Finess. The “GOLDIE & SLIM” project is a mix of songs that range from storytelling to swaggering confidence.
The Musalini is known for his witty lyrics, but what makes him stand out from other rappers is his unique delivery style that is reminiscent of old-school Hip-Hop artists like Nas, who’s flow he has been compared to by some of his fans. He also shows off his versatility as an artist by incorporating elements of jazz into his music.”
Denver Colorado based Hip-Hop artist O FINESS. Inspired by the vintage sound of underground hip hop playing in a 5 star resort. O FINESS has been honing his craft since early 2018. Releasing YIKES with fellow Colorado native Klever Skemes . He’s had the opportunity to work with hip hop royalty like

The Musalini, Laz Shabazz of Shabazz Palaces and Planet Asia. O FINESS is a lyricist with a smooth delivery and storytelling abilities that paints a vivid picture for the listener. The future is looking real bright and promising for the Colorado based Mc with yet the best to come!

The Musalini & O Finess "GOLDIE & SLIM"
O Finess The Musalini "GOLDIE & SLIM"

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Mahalia Performs “Terms and Conditions” for VEVO Live

Photo Cred: The Times website


Vevo, the world’s leading music video network, announces the release of Mahalia‘s live performance of her latest single, “Terms and Conditions.” Mahalia previously worked with Vevo in 2018 as a DSCVR artist. She performed hits like “Surprise Me” and “One Night Only (feat. Kojey Radical),” as well as in 2019 for Studio Performances of “Honeymoon” and “Do Not Disturb.”

“It’s almost like a love letter to myself whilst being a warning to others,” says Mahalia, “It’s about setting boundaries and deciding what things I would no longer compromise.”

Photo Cred: Cool Accidents website


The last few years have marked many achievements for Leicester-born Mahalia. Beginning 2020 with her second BRIT nomination, she was featured on fellow Midlands rapper Pa Salieu’s debut mixtape, ‘Send Them To Coventry’. She also graced the tracklist of Headie One’s #1 album ‘Edna’.

Mahalia received a GRAMMY nomination for ‘All I Need’. Jacob Collier’s single of which she features alongside rapper Ty Dolla $ign. She concluded the year with three MOBO nominations for ‘Best Female Act’, ‘Best R&B/Soul Act’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ for her debut album, ‘Love and Compromise’. Mahalia would win in the first two categories.

In 2021, Mahalia was also nominated for her first ever Ivor Novello award for her 2020 collaboration with UK lyricist Pa Salieu for his single ‘Energy’ and subsequently concluded the year with an incredible headline show at London’s prestigious venue, O2 Brixton Academy. Adding to her long list of achievements Mahalia opened for Adele at her 2022 BST shows in Hyde Park last Summer whilst also joining Alicia Keys during her o2 Arena shows in London – she then concluded the year on a high, winning her third MOBO Award for Best R&B/Soul Act.

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AfterLyfe Music Presents: Konflik feat. El Da Sensei & Edo.G – “Shine” Remix

AfterLyfe Music Konflik connects with The Artifacts’ El Da Sensei and Boston legend Edo. G for a fire remix over a NasteeLuvzYou production.  

“Shine” is the perfect title for the song as these three lyrically shine like a diamond on every line. Add a new Nastee beat with re-flipped lyrics and hip hop excellence is accomplished.  

Stream it now, on all platforms or check out the lyric video on YouTube.

Introducing the bar-builder, beat demolitioner, and lyrical architect, known as Konflik–hailing from Roxbury, MA and blazin’ mics across the entire east coast for over 20 years, this emcee’s story is infamous but still untold to the masses. His evolution ties are with Boston MA’s Krytical & The Bassment as well as Burlington Vermont’s Belize Beha, GFB & Eye Oh You. A stage show and studio veteran, Konflik has honed his craft alongside his brother, Grammy nominated and multi-platinum & gold producer/engineer Nastee (Mobb Deep, TI, Joey Bada$$); as well as noted Hip-Hop producer Es-K (General Steele, AG from DITC) and legendary underground MC, El Da Sensei (Artifacts). The name might be new to you; but Konflik is a silent-staple in Northeast Hip-Hop rockin’ on stage and the studio alongside Hip-Hop legends such as; KRS-One, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Brand Nubian, Sadat X, The Beatnuts, Smiff-n-Wessun, Cappadonna, Spearhead, Black Eye Peas, Common and more.

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