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2020 Breakthrough Artist Vinnie Vidal One to Watch in 2021

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The Royal Play Records CEO is Changing the Rap & Hip Hop Genre

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Royal Play Records CEO Vinnie Vidal launched his solo recording career releasing an astonishing 22 singles in 2020 and amassing thousands of streams and listeners. The artist and producer is not a stranger to the music industry. Vidal started his love affair with music at age 8 when he was gifted a keyboard and taught himself to play. He went on to compose music and direct his church choir at age 14, which led to him founding Royal Play Records at only 15 years of age! Vidal makes his beats from scratch, writes the music, sings, raps. His team and label,  Royal Play Records, has a mission of providing consistently high-quality music.  He focuses on producing music that brings self-awareness to the listener while being infused with positive vibes and the power to heal the mind.

Royal Play Records CEo, Vinnie Vidal composing an inspirational beat.

Vinnie Vidal is a testament to the rise of independent artistry, self-publishing and promotion over the traditional route.  Being an independent artist, CEO of an independent label and an entrepreneur Vidal is extremely goal-oriented and focused.  He finds in this industry, and on social media, people need to remain on their path, tuning out comparison and distractions.  Artists need to find their vision and goals and then focus every day on what is moving them forward in that mission.   Day after day, Vidal receives emails and messages from people claiming they are the best; they can explode his career; or they will make him famous.  So many young up and coming artists fall for these scams and these people that are not there to help the artist but unfortunately, themselves.   One of Vidal’s favorite quotes is “watch out for people that are always bragging about who they are, a lion will never have to tell me it’s a lion”.  This lion has a passion for the industry and wants to use that passion with his talents, his gifts God has given him and his experience to help others make it in an industry that can be very self serving.

Being mentored by some of the greatest in the industry Vidal has learned to take a bit of information from all sources because there is always something to be learned from everyone. He cautions about relying solely on one person for success saying “no one will see your vision clearer than yourself or hustle harder than you.  You can’t depend on others for validation or you are setting yourself up for failure.” 

These experiences has led Vidal to start his Music Marketing Blog, “Mogul Mindset Marketing” which he gives free music marketing information, advice and tips for artists to help them succeed in their journey.  His passion for helping others succeed in an industry filled with many “get rich quick” scams is a testament to the artist and CEO’s uncompromising integrity.

In addition to the Mindset Mogul Marketing segment, Vidal does a LIVE show on his Facebook page shouting out new artists and offering advice and reviews live on air.  He also curates a Spotify playlist showcasing new artists to his fan base and a Patreon group where he mentors artists on a more personal level. Having fought, hustled and worked hard for his success; success that has been organically achieved without tactics that some would consider unscrupulous, Vidal is committed to his passion of the artistry of music and helping those with that same passion achieve their goals and dreams.

Vidal composing beats in his studio. Photo by JaeKim Photography

A man of faith, Vidal shares his favorite bible verse, Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” as the foundation and inspiration for one of his latest singles, “Jesus”. Many of Vidal’s singles are focused on success and his faith. He hope to motivate and inspire his listeners.

The melodic piano aesthetic in this composition, woven within his smooth rap lyrics creates a soothing vibe that leaves the listener with hope and peace during a time in society that for many is very dark and polarizing.  Vidal hopes to inspire listeners by sharing his relationship with Christ and the foundation for his success.  “JESUS” highlights that through trials and tribulations; through the negative and the positive; and through the ups and downs life throws at you, having faith in the Lord is what propelled Vidal’s passion for music and delivering his message.   Vidal shares that fighting through the struggles, having faith and perseverance is how he is achieving success. 


The mission Vidal is so purposeful about is to produce music that brings self-awareness to the listener while being infused with positivity and the power to heal the mind.  Vidal’s compositions focus on high quality classical mixes, rather than the traditional low frequency and destructive vibes.  Vidal believes in bringing trendy, entertaining and inspirational music to the table without the profanity, sexual exploitation, violence and social injustice currently portrayed in mainstream music and media.

Throughout 2020 Vidal has been consistently been producing and releasing singles that are gaining momentum and attention due to his unique sound, his shockingly wide versatility and his uncompromising integrity.  As a producer, Vidal understands what it takes to make quality music and which instruments are currently not being showcased. He aims to broaden his fans listening experience by infusing these sounds in his custom made beats.  He is bringing a much needed shift to the hip hop and rap genre with his custom composed sounds; a distinctive Eastern flavor blended into a modern Western vibe while also integrating jazzy instrumentals.

What Advice Would You Give to a New Artist?

“Short cuts make long delays.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“I love this quote because you really have to be willing to do the work. Many people want instant results with no hard work. It’s the turtle that wins the race!” ~ Vinnie Vidal

Photo by: JaeKim Photography

To learn more about Vinnie Vidal and Royal Play Records: 

Website: https://www.vinnievidal.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinnievidal/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vinnievidalmusic/

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZC4RNS

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vinnievidal

YouTube (Royal Play Records): https://bit.ly/39854f5

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Young And Determined, Halo Is Making Sure His Music IS Heard Around The World.

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Born as Joseph Howard but known by his stage name HALO is an artist with a whole lot of determination and hunger for success. Halo was born and raised in New York City. He is 24 years old and has been creating music since he was 18 years old. At a very young age Halo started to fall in love with music, he listened to a wide variety from Frankie Valli to Tupac. Music was his outlet and a better way to become more in tune with himself.


Most people wonder where an artists’ name comes from or what inspired their stage name. The name Halo came from a piece of jewelry that one of his closest friends had given him and it’s stayed with him to this day. Halo is very connected to his craft and does just about everything to get things right. When he was just 18 years old he started writing songs. For things to come out right Halo would research and look up how to structure a song and how to pick the right beats. To this day he is still doing what he can to make his music sound as great as possible and he goes over and beyond to give his supporters the best content.


So far Halo has put out three projects. Each of these projects shows his growth. At this very moment Halo is working on a joint project with a young producer who is also a friend to him. Halo is working on a small E.P using 6 of his friends’ beats. Halo also has a single dropping soon titled “Lately” and that is set to drop by the end of this summer. Make sure you connect with his content and keep track of his releases, you do not want to miss them.


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How Family Influenced Earl Chang, AKA Change, To Get Started In Music

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To some extent, family influences certain parts of our lives such as our interests or even what we want to be in the future. 

Earl Chang, better known as the artist Change, knows how powerful family influence can be as it was the one that led him to start a career in the music industry. 

Born in 1988 in the Bronx, New York, Change grew up playing basketball had a heavy music influence from his father and uncles. 

“I was always around music at a young age. My uncle used to have a mic and like 1,000 massive speakers in his garage with a PA system and he’d go down there and play old reggae music and sing, dance and rap over them! There was something about watching them with the mic in there that grabbed me and never let go,” Change said.  

Now, he pursued his passion which allows him to do what he loves while creating a legacy of his own in music.  

Getting Introduced To Music 

When Change moved to New Jersey at a young age, he met Jmac, the friend who introduced him to recording music. They used to record on a computer with the microphone set up between the speakers. But now, he owns a recording studio in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

“I shoot music videos, engineer,  and, most importantly, remain an artist! I like to be in the studio a lot I feel like it’s home and that’s in any studio I’m comfortable I’m ready to work at any time,” Change said. 

Change is the kind of artist to make sure that his music is original and distinct from the others out there. 

In 2017, Change got together with his group, SGS the Movement. Since then, they have dropped a few projects together and a few solo projects. Change also recently signed to Mulla Gang the label under a production and management deal owned by Mack Mulla 

Putting In The Work 

At present, Change is working on his second EP titled “Never Too Late” which he plans on dropping at the end of the summer. 

He also just released a single titled “Mami” with Core from his group, SGS the Movement, and has just been featured on Mack Mulla’s latest single “Hater.” 

“My favorite part of making music is performing it! I think that’s why I enjoy making music and the opportunity to perform it and touch the people that are in the crowd make that connection,” Change said. 

For more information, visit Earl Chang or Change’s Instagram profile

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How Joseph Royal Continues To Improve As An Artist And Performer

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Originally a YouTuber who has gained 100,000 followers in a span of two years through videos that feature his reactions, challenges, vlogs, and comedic shorts, Joseph Royal eventually changed his career path to create music where he tells stories of love, loss, and laughter for his audience to connect with. 

“I am a really good storyteller. And that is in telling stories through music, telling stories through content, or telling stories through acting,” he said. 

But putting out content isn’t the only thing that keeps Joseph busy. As an artist and performer, he’s also working on improving himself so that he can continue to do what he loves and feel fulfilled while doing so. 

Learning From People 

“The best advice for somebody who wants to grow in any area of their life would be to learn from people who have done it before you, make sure you compare yourself to yourself and take it one step at a time,” Joseph said. 

When it comes to the people who’ve done it before him, Joseph draws inspiration from artists like Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, and Kanye West. 

“Seeing how they were so different than most African-Americans Iʼve saw and how they pushed boundaries like creating fashion trends that people would find weird than copy really inspired me to be myself,” he said. 

And when it comes to learning from himself to make himself better, the YouTuber turned artist continues to set the bar higher using thought-provoking lyrics and great song arrangements. 

His approach to music is more direct and personal, often echoing the sound and feel of great acts from the past and the present. 

Looking Within Himself 

Being an artist and content creator isn’t as easy as it seems. It requires a person to be creative and authentic so they can stand out from the others in the industry. 

At times, this pressure can lead to stress and burnout. But Joseph has a way of dealing with this circumstance. 

“I recommend always to sit and meditate. If the outside world is causing you to be burnt out, look within and find where your fire comes from. Also by looking within you can ask yourself how you got to the point of being burnt out,” he said. 

Keeping himself in check and prepared to carry out his responsibilities will not only make Joseph a good artist, but it will also help him in achieving his goal of winning life and not having any regrets in the end. 

Get to know more about Joseph Royal through his Instagram page (@iamjosephroyal). 

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