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September 2021

Meet the Artist: Zell’s World

Zell's World

Marzell Martinear, an artist known as Zell’s World, has been passionate about music since he was a teenager. In the past few years, Zell has taken this passion and created a style of music that he loves today. He credits his years of experience to the growth he has made in the music industry. He’s been able to study changes in music and use this knowledge to release songs that cater to everyone. 

Zell’s World is an independent artist and has described his life as “born in Chicago, raised in Cincinnati, by way of Atlanta.” He developed a strong foundation in Cincinnati, studied the business of music in Atlanta, and has since been traveling between states to broaden his audience even further. His goal is to reach an international level and release music on every platform.

The key to Zell’s success? Staying humble and continuing to perfect his skill. When complimenting his progress, Zell tends to think, “I don’t think I’ve done enough,” which he believes motivates him to keep going until he is exactly where he wants to be, at his standards. When asked what advice he’d give to new artists, he gave a valuable message:

“Don’t give up, always be consistent, quality over quantity, and never wait for anybody.” 

I would ask people to listen, share, like, etc… anything to support and some just wouldn’t. Some of my closest relationships have changed yet, people I’ve never met bought and shared my music as soon as its released.

Zell’s World’s view on challenges in the music industry

Being in the music industry does have its challenges. Zell’s view on relationships has changed since he began his career. Zell gave a personal shout-out to his brother, Keith Marshall a.k.a. Keef N Nem, and his producer Evan, known as MamaNamedMeEvan. Keith is Zell’s closest friend and has been there to motivate and push him to be his best. When it comes to who he’ll be sharing his success with, Keith is at the top of the list. Evan produces a majority of Zell’s music including “All Hustle No Luck” by Easy Lantana, Pusha T, Bun B, Yo Gotti, & “Blessing” by K Camp, and “Get Right” by Sammie. 

Even through Covid, Zell has successfully released his album, Zell’s World the Album, and his single, “Put it 2getha” with YDN. “Put it 2getha” is a trendy sound for hip hop. The style, the swag, the overall message is unique,” Zell explains. It was originally a YouTube beat that Zell wrote lyrics to, connected and mixed with YDN in Atlanta, and then his brother, Keef N Nem, recreated the whole beat, and essentially “put it together.” Zell’s next steps are to get “Put it 2getha” on an international platform. 

Check out this banger and all of Zell’s World music on Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, TikTok at @itszellsworld!

#GETSOM via @Miya

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Lil Nas X Calls On The Hot Girls For ‘Montero’

#GetSOM via @mochathemack

Lil Nas X (Photo Cred: Lil Nas X’s IG Page)

LIL NAS X (born Montero Hill) released a controversial debut album on September 17th of this year. I can’t say I favor every song however, there is definitely one song that I had to add to the Fine Girl Fall playlist. As we say goodbye to Hot Girl Summer, Lil Nas teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion to let the haters know that they can run with the rumors. These breakout stars are staying true to themselves regardless of the narrative.

Track 9, “Dollar Sign Slime” is more than enough for me to give ‘MONTERO’ a seal of approval. People tend to give dude a bad rep by saying that he capitalized on kids with “Old Town Road” and then switched up on his audience. I have to completely disagree. I don’t think Lil Nas X ever intended on kids being his target audience. “Old Town Road” happened to become a catchy tik tok tune much like Megan’s “Savage”. Truth be told, the album is not that bad. Folks just don’t like it because y’all don’t know how to monitor these kids. I digress.

All the real hot girls know that when you hear “REAL HOT GIRL SH*T”, it’s about to go down. Even if it was a solo track, I still would enjoy it but Meg just makes it 10x better. In less than 10 days, the audio visual has racked up over 7 million views because y’all know the vibes. The song is amongst the top 3 most listened to songs on the album joining self titled “Montero” & “Industry Baby”. All in all, congratulations to Lil Nas X and all of his collaborators for the 217 million streams in the first week via Spotify.

Lil Nas X (Photo Cred: Lil Nas X IG page)

Just last week, Nas let the fans #askMONTERO questions via twitter after the album release. These are some of the things they really wanted to know:

Stream Dollar Sign Slime here.

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