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Summer Walker is Demanding Love

Girls Need Love.


Summer Walker is a vocalist from Atlanta with immense talent. The songbird is as intricate with her hands as she is with her words. Using them to strum the guitar that is the foundation of her sound. Heavily based in acoustics, Summer’s vibrant voice engulfs and becomes one with the beat.
She is signed to LVRN or Love Renaissancean Atlanta based record label responsible for ushering in the success of artists like 6lack, Raury, and DRAM. LVRN has entered into a partnership with Interscope records, furthering their reach of creativity and uniqueness.
Girls Need Love is the fourth savory single Summer has released in 2018. She sings “Honestly….” opening the song letting us know that she is laying all of her cards on the table. As she hypnotizes us with her voice, our eyes are now able to follow her beauty on screen.
Watch the video for Girls Need Love below and follow Summer here: @SummerWalker

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A Rebel With A Cause: Interview with Sonny Digital

Trailblazing his own path, Sonny Digital is one of youngest producers making tsunami waves.

Sonny Digital is a Rapper-DJ turned producer. The 27-year-old was born in Saginaw, Michigan and grew up in one of the meccas of Hip-Hop, Atlanta, Georgia.  As a child Digital always loved music. He began rapping while in school and was inspired to produce by his cousin after not being able to find beats to his liking. Sonny looked to Drumma Boy and Shawty Redd as inspiration; two well known Hip-Hop producers. At the age of 16, Digital joined a rap group strictly as a producer. Over the years he began producing mixtapes for local rappers; working towards his big break.
Digital rose to fame in 2011 after producing the monstrous hit “Racks.” The song featured today’s biggest rapper, Future, and another Georgia native, YC. Peaking at #6 on the U.S. Rap charts and #8 on the U.S. R&B charts. After the success of Racks, Digital’s career was amplified. With his dynamic and futuristic beats now popular in the rap world, it was only a matter of time before he joined forces with other rap royalty and hashed out more hits with Future. Churning out bangers like Same Damn Time, Blow a Bag, I Don’t Sell Molly No More, Tuesday and more.
Sonny Digital has also produced for Beyonce, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Migos, Young Thug, and Key!. One of Digital’s biggest hits to date is Birthday Song, made popular by Kanye West and 2 Chainz. While the song was a smash hit, many did not know the young producer laid the foundation for the tune we hear today. He recounts the tale of working with Kanye in “First Call,” a track where he holds no punches. Digital details the industry flip that happens a lot to upcoming rappers, producers, and singers alike.  He also talks about breaking his hard-drive and having to start from scratch after the success of “Racks.”
His hypnotic beats aren’t the only conversation piece provided by Sonny Digital. He’s been very vocal in encouraging all producers to speak up on not receiving credit. Amid fighting for his own recognition, Digital made sure to use his platform to shed light on industry practices. He took to Instagram to share his thoughts on producers not winning Grammys or MTV awards and so on for their efforts. In an interview with The Fader he explained that he wanted to start a union for producers. Giving them the backing and support that is lacking. A lack of support that has led many beat crafters to stay silent.
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Since his immense success Digital has returned to his roots of being a rapper and producing his own music. He’s linked up with Que, Black Boe of Travis Porter, and other artists. The interesting part about a lot of his music is, artists gravitate to Sonny’s original sound and remix it. This is the story behind “I’m The Man,” the hit of producer’s past, and Birthday Song. Both tracks originally featured Digital.

The chart topping artist took time out of his schedule to answer a few questions.

You’ve been instrumental in breaking new artists and producers, Ex: Key!, 21 Savage, and MetroBoomin. How do you cultivate sounds and build relationships with upcoming artists?

The “Just do what you do, nobody can do what you do better than you can do it. I wasn’t looking that’s just how it happend
Aside from music Digital has another job he takes pride in, being a dad.

How has your experience been, being a father?

You can almost hear the smile on his face as he shares: “It’s lit, I recommend it, I like fatherhood I want some more kids.” He’s got the entire thing down packed. He tells us how much enjoys it and it’s not that hard.

What does it take for an artist to be noticed by Sonny Digital?

I just gotta like you, everybody’s different, What I personally like, If I like it I go into it. I can always find something that I like in any field.” Boasts the multi-talented artist.

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Have you given any real thought to creating a producer’s union and who would you enlist to be on the front lines?

Always true to himself he says: “None of the people y’all probably think, nobody real enough to be on the front lines except for me…I’m working on it.

Which do you enjoy doing more, rapping or producing?

“I don’t like that people separate it, It’s the same thing. It’s all making music.”

Which artists do you want to work with that you haven’t?

Nobody y’all know. I’m not all into the hype, y’all probably wouldn’t even know them.” Taking the road less traveled seems to be the way Digital prefers to do things.

We had to get in on the SRGOW (Sonny Rollin Grams of Wax).
Who would you smoke with if given a chance?

Now this is the exact person we had in mind. “Snoop Dogg.” That answer took no thought at all.

What are you working on now?

Elusive as always he explained “I don’t really wanna say, I’m in the studio right now.  Just know, the less you see the more I’m working.” We can check in on his social media to find him mesmerized by studio soundboards.

What’s your end goal with music? How do you want to be remembered?

“I don’t know, when you die nowadays you go to automatic legend…being yourself is already kind of legendary, ain’t nobody the same, everybody different.” Digital continued

What do you like to do in your down time?

For a man that is always working on his legacy, spare time is hard to come by. Digital tell us: “Building a studio, some stuff outside of music, chilling. Then he pauses to continue, “ain’t really no down time for me, there’s just time I can spend doing something else.

How would you describe your style?

Chill, being me, the cool guy I guess.

There is something mystical that lures artists to Sonny Digital’s mastery of music. Maybe it’s the hard hitting drums, the intensity of the high-hats, or the intricate little nuances that make his beats distinct. Digital is a beast behind the boards and should be revered as such. Some people follow the wave, Sonny Digital is the wave.

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Cardi B and Kehlani are fed up in “Ring”

In co-ordinance with her first public appearance since having her daughter; Cardi B releases visual for “Ring.”

Last night Cardi B opened the VMA awards and subsequently accepted three awards in front of her biggest hater. Best New Artist, Song of the Summer, and Best Collaboration. Just hours before, she released the video. Kehlani and Cardi B pair up on a sentimental ballad. Ring is one of the chart topping singles from Cardi’s smash hit of a debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The two share similar looks in the video, blonde hair, leather ensembles, and trench coats.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think in the comment section. Here’s Ring:

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Cardi B and Kehlani are fed up in "Ring"

In co-ordinance with her first public appearance since having her daughter; Cardi B releases visual for “Ring.”
Last night Cardi B opened the VMA awards and subsequently accepted three awards in front of her biggest hater. Best New Artist, Song of the Summer, and Best Collaboration. Just hours before, she released the video. Kehlani and Cardi B pair up on a sentimental ballad. Ring is one of the chart topping singles from Cardi’s smash hit of a debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The two share similar looks in the video, blonde hair, leather ensembles, and trench coats.
Check out the video below and let me know what you think in the comment section. Here’s Ring:
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Diafora’s 4th Annual Giveback

In the midst of a turbulent summer in Philadelphia, its home grown fashion designer, Malika M. of Diafora, makes a difference by encouraging togetherness.

Summer is almost over and the school year has crept up on us. In the middle of a green park, a warm breeze accompanied children’s laughter. A gigantic moon bounce and a water slide were the main attractions. Here, the Diafora team brought family and friends together to give away backpacks filled with supplies and other goodies to the children of the neighborhood.

Diafora is a brand that makes it a point to cater to their consumers individuality and versatility. Creativity is of high importance to designer Malika M; who provides intrinsic ways to wear her brand. Check out some of the looks from Diafora’s Lifestyle feature: Raid My Boyfriend’s Closet.

A stylish and sleek twist on your boyfriend’s wardrobe. So if you ever find yourself having an unexpected sleepover fear not, Diafora has got you covered.

Diafora is a brand that also believes in the comfort of clothing. Malika has created another Lifestyle segment, WAY (wear are you?)

I created ‘WAY’ for a few different reasons, because traveling and fashion are so intertwined, and something I love wholeheartedly.” -Malika M.

Here we find the young designer in her travels as she ventures nationally and abroad. WAY is a traveling and learning journal about other cultures, how they live, what makes them happy and how all of that influences their fashion. You can find ways to incorporate Diafora into various events. From girl trips and sporting events to birthday celebrations special occasions,

It’s just different

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Diafora's 4th Annual Giveback

In the midst of a turbulent summer in Philadelphia, its home grown fashion designer, Malika M. of Diafora, makes a difference by encouraging togetherness.


Summer is almost over and the school year has crept up on us. In the middle of a green park, a warm breeze accompanied children’s laughter. A gigantic moon bounce and a water slide were the main attractions. Here, the Diafora team brought family and friends together to give away backpacks filled with supplies and other goodies to the children of the neighborhood.

Diafora is a brand that makes it a point to cater to their consumers individuality and versatility. Creativity is of high importance to designer Malika M; who provides intrinsic ways to wear her brand. Check out some of the looks from Diafora’s Lifestyle feature: Raid My Boyfriend’s Closet.

A stylish and sleek twist on your boyfriend’s wardrobe. So if you ever find yourself having an unexpected sleepover fear not, Diafora has got you covered.
Diafora is a brand that also believes in the comfort of clothing. Malika has created another Lifestyle segment, WAY (wear are you?)
I created ‘WAY’ for a few different reasons, because traveling and fashion are so intertwined, and something I love wholeheartedly.” -Malika M.
Here we find the young designer in her travels as she ventures nationally and abroad. WAY is a traveling and learning journal about other cultures, how they live, what makes them happy and how all of that influences their fashion. You can find ways to incorporate Diafora into various events. From girl trips and sporting events to birthday celebrations special occasions,

It’s just different

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Fameos Hits us With a “Brand New” Visual

The uptown rapper is garnering attention with his sexy new video.

Brand New is the first single from his upcoming project. The soft and sensual beat meets a nostalgic Fameos, recounting memories of his ex. The video follow Fameos’ thoughts. From steamy nights entangled in each other’s arms to romantic dates. All of the good times flood his vision, bringing him to ask the question “Why you gotta act Brand New?”

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Fameos Hits us With a "Brand New" Visual

The uptown rapper is garnering attention with his sexy new video.

Brand New is the first single from his upcoming project. The soft and sensual beat meets a nostalgic Fameos, recounting memories of his ex. The video follow Fameos’ thoughts. From steamy nights entangled in each other’s arms to romantic dates. All of the good times flood his vision, bringing him to ask the question “Why you gotta act Brand New?”
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Siobhan Hunter Celebrates 3 Years of Fashion Elevation

A fashion brand reflective of humanity. Colors represent humankind and our differences that are actually similarities. Siobhan Hunter takes fashion into her own hands.
The New York bred designer pushes positivity and self-awareness with her fashion brand. The vibrant colors have distinctive meanings.

“Richness (Gold) Life (Green) Man (Blue) Woman (Pink) Love (Red). It is a reminder that we are all equal in this conditional world we live in. Orange is our accent color of strength, fearlessness and knowing your power.” – Siobhan Hunter

Hunter pushes the envelope with trendy sportswear and abstract pieces that are striking. The brand currently features six collections.

HumanityHuman NatureCreamRelayDamaged GoodsThe Hunter Decor

Each collection features unisex items for fluidity. Hunter makes it a point to make sure no matter the customer, there’s something for everyone. Her pieces have been worn by Young Thug, Siaani Love, Bri Steves, Stassi Pryce, DJ Miss Milan, Tanyka Renee and more. To celebrate her innovative thinking, Bombshell By Bleu hosted a Wet T-Shirt Foam Party to commemorate three years of kicking a** and taking names!

The party hosted by Fresco Mills and Stassi Pryce was in a cool cut. A pretty island getaway in the thick of the city. Foam decorated the dance floor in the beautiful open space adorned by color. As guests filed in to celebrate with the fashionista, they were met with smiles and glo sticks! A floral photo wall with a big number three was a favorite attraction. Bombshell By Bleu also created a photobooth of fun and kaleidoscope colors equipped with the coolest props. DJ Astro 8000, Siaani Love, and DJ Ayeboogie got heads nodding and bodies moving with their sets. But the surprise came when Hunter premiered her own djing skills. Allow her to reintroduce herself, her name is SELEKTA SEXXX and she debuted her first mix for us. Check out the #WTFP18 SEXXX TAPE here.

Laughter, cheers, and clapping filled the air as the evening continued; Followed by more dancing and eating. Siobhan Hunter is more than a fashion designer, she is a philanthropist.


 

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Lloyd is in the Mood for Some “Caramel”

Young Lloyd is back and bearing it all, literally.

Caramel is the first single from his long awaited LP “Tru.” When he returned in 2016 from his musical hiatus, Lloyd released the Tru EP, that featured songs from Rick Ross and 2 Chainz and the namesake of the project. Tru provided an in depth look into where he’s been and what he’s been doing apart from music. He tells a tale of overcoming obstacles and becoming the man that he currently is. The hypnotizing guitar strums provide an extra layer of feeling to help get his soulful message across. Watch Tru below.

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This time around the Atlanta native is giving us something to bounce to. Caramel is a smooth cut about a nice young lady that Lloyd is anticipating having in his grips. The single is apart of the pre-release of the Tru LPThe artwork for the LP is striking. Lloyd stands in nature naked, with a guitar at the base of his loins. Perhaps expressing its importance and his oneness with the instrument.

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Listen to Caramel above and make sure to pre-order Tru the LP, set to release August 31, 2018 on Apple Music.