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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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Ct Finesse – A talk about him and his new single ‘Only Fans’ creating a huge buzz around social media

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About CT Finesse

CT Finesse is a Recording Artist from St. Louis who has a deep passion for music which is one of the major factors that inspired him to build and pursue his musical career. Growing up he was influenced at a young age by family that were also pursuing there music and Artists he would listen to during his childhood. He was a football player in high school, but he had to quit because of other life experiences he was going threw, while overcoming those challenges and obstacles he was faced with he also wanted to focus more on his music and create bigger and better opportunities for his artistry. 

Kevin Gates was an inspiration to him, and the first single CT Finesse learned from him was “4legs and a Buscuit,” from his album ‘Stranger Than Fiction.’ CT Finesse was inspired by Kevin’s ability to imagine what he said, which led him to listen to some of his earlier work and become a fan. The way Kevin approaches a rhythm while remaining comfortable is what he tried to incorporate into his music.

CT Finesse Inspiring People With His Music

His music is inspired by facts and events that many people have seen, experienced, or been through throughout their lives. It’s also his narrative.

Since he has a calm mind when driving, he receives most of my inspiration. He’ll listen to a rhythm a thousand times before he can make an album out of it, or he’ll sit in the car and do the same thing even though he’s not driving.

From a professional standpoint, he is receptive to working with many individuals, but his personal favorites are Kevin Gates, Lil baby, Rylo, and moneybagg. CT Finesse claims that he would not turn down a fantastic chance from a major artist, but it would be Lil baby if he had to pick one.

His Beliefs

He believes that you should still be yourself, that you should not try to fabricate your identity, that your hardships are the core of your life, and that only you will share your tale. What distinguishes you as an individual is your personal story.

According to him, the internet is the most valuable resource for the music industry because it allows you to view, hear, and follow musicians as they grow. It’s also a more effective way to contact musicians on labels.

At the moment, his latest single, “Only Fans,” is generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm. After releasing his single online his social media presents elevated and made a big impact on the Stl Music scene. CT Finesse has performed at a few big shows in St. Louis for artist like Kodak Black etc. now he’s looking to travel and touring doing shows on a national level. The song is catchy, and CT Finesse believes it has a universal vibe that both women and men will enjoy. CT Finesse’s new single, “Only Fans,” is out now.

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Update News About CT Finesse

For the past two months, @streetz1051 has been playing his single on their radio station. Since this new single is uptempo, energetic, and addictive, it will make you want to dance and have a good time. This latest single also earned him a spot on the #TheMIXX show hosted by National Recording Artist Kizz Q and Dj Flightt. The most crucial point is that both of # TheMIXX’s sponsors loved his music and advertised it on their platforms, like @thehypemagazinenetwork @yahoonews and @soeclothingbrand. He’ll also be appearing at The Hype Magazine and Yahoo News’ upcoming #TheMIXX show this summer. He also has another single “Enough” that made its debut appearance on the latest episode of “TheMIXX” and is planning to release his first EP in the summer 2021. 

The most significant piece of advice he ever received was to still listen and deliberate before speaking. It’s quick to find out whether someone is deceptive when you hear. It’s even easier to interpret body expressions to avoid those situations from occurring before they do when you listen. Be on the look out for “CT Finesse” his is a talented versatile Recording Artist and is on the rise. 

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Mind Over Matter: How Artist Keys FTV Deals With Obstacles In His Life And Career

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Born in Syracuse, New York, Keys FTV moved around the United States a lot. He got to reside in Newark, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Norfolk, Virginia. 

“I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2019 where I signed with the record label TCDL, thus pushing my music career. A year later I signed a deal with 87 the label, putting me on an even higher level,” he said. 

However, his career started four years before he signed deals with record labels. Through SoundCloud, Keys FTV dropped songs back-to-back before he took things seriously and received a platform from the higher-ups in the music industry. 

Currently, Keys FTV is focused on creating more music and improving himself as an artist. His current goals for the coming year are to become more relevant and be in a higher position to give back to his family.

“I have been working really hard and making great connections that are elevating my positions in life,” he said. 

Putting Mind Above Matter

Being an artist isn’t as easy as it seems. Various obstacles have to overcome to progress to higher levels of success and productivity. 

Luckily, there are several approaches that individuals can practice to help them get through tough times in life. And for Keys FTV, it’s putting his mind above matters that helped him focus on the important things in life and achieve his goals. 

“Focus is huge for me, it tells me how dedicated someone is and how successful they are. Being able to put your head down and work for extended periods shows a lot about character,” he said. 

And should things get too tough to handle, Keys FTV doesn’t allow himself to be discouraged. Rather, he believes that you shouldn’t ever give up on something that you believe in. 

He also shares this same perspective with other individuals who aspire to walk down a career path the same as his. 

Turning To Music 

Even though Keys FTV has made a career out of his talent in making music, there’d more to it than just a source of income or a dream that’s hoping to be fulfilled. 

For Keys FTV, music is like therapy as it allows him to avoid stress and burnouts that come from the everyday trappings of life. 

By being able to do what he loves and retreating to it when things get rough, Keys FTV has made music become something more personal and fulfilling for him. 

Learn more about Keys FTV through his Instagram account.

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Smoov2Wayv: Is All Gas And No Breaks As He Sets To Release Massive Projects For His Fans

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Anthony Redd better known as Smoov2Wayv is an on the rise recording artist from Jericho, New Jersey. Anthony is naturally all around talented. His first passion was actually Football. Ironically his first studio session was engineered by one of his former Football coaches. Anthony is a versatile artist and was quite eager to start creating his own sound. Music has always been a part of his life. He enjoyed listening to various artists to get hype before his Football games. His musical sound is unique, bright and unorthodox. His musical genre is a mixture of genres that he refers to as “SmoovTalk”. His music is highly relatable and satisfying for all audiences. 

Although his first love was sports he was always interested in the music industry. He began learning how to engineer himself in High School. He would also make freestyles to work on his mixes and stay consistent with his progression. Anthony has won a few open mic contests, but is ready to see more success as he keeps growing. He is a hardworking professional artist/producer. He seeks to be the best in all that he does. Recently he has just released his new single “TOXIC” which is available now for streaming. He has a nice musical catalog as he has an EP currently released titled “TOO WAYV” and is now preparing for new songs to drop in the next couple of weeks. These songs will be prepping his fan base for his new EP “TOO WAYV 2” and his R&B album set to drop in the near future.
This year his goals are to keep applying pressure while growing. His own artist website and merchandise is a high priority for his brand. He wants to be seen as one of Jersey’s best artists. He states “Never quit #1. Never give up on yourself, work out  . Have a real relationship with God. Make sure you take time to read / and educate yourself on the business. And when you get chances to meditate or do something to balance your mind , definitely do it.” Wise words from this on the rise star.

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