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King Nikeh: His Story Is An Example For All Upcoming Artists

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King Nikeh grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He was raised by a single mother, and seeing her struggle inspired him to pursue his dreams. He knows that he never wants to be in that position again after working hard every day. King Nikeh has always liked music, but he just started making it when he was seven years old. He got into music by making up different verses with his best friend, and they eventually fell in love with music production, and the rest is history. He is young and driven, and he will keep going until he achieves his goals. King Nikeh also believes that he would be nothing without his supporters, which he recognises and values.

The death of his best friend, Luc TRE KOAST, was the most difficult obstacle he had to overcome. They started jamming together. He is not just playing these songs for himself; he is performing them for them both, to ensure that all of the hours they have spent learning and working on their dream are not wasted. All of his supporters and fans, as well as the death of his best friend, served as sources of motivation for him. When people listen to King Nikeh’s songs, he wants them to feel his grief, exhilaration, and passion, and to be able to relate to all he has been through because he knows other people have or are going through it right now.

He also works with a few Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sienna Leone, and Phoenix producers. He also wants to collaborate with Drake, Wizkid, and Wiz Kid because he believes they would make an excellent group. Because he took a year off last year to struggle for money in order to fund his ambitions, King Nikeh’s goal is to release a lot. Because he has never been handed anything for free and has always been a go-getter, a typical day in his life consists of a lot of effort and causing what you desire. A day in his life appears to be spent working and chasing ambitions in the hopes of making them all a reality.

On January 27th, King Nikeh released a new song called “I CAN DO IT,” as well as a new single with Nigerian sensation TEKNO MILES. “I Can Do It,” his new song, is about thinking that if you can do it, someone else can do it even better. All you have to do now is hope and believe. He will be returning to his native Sierra Leone to shoot a music video for “Africa,” a song he penned for his people. The song is about unity and prosperity, which his people require because when they work together, there is no limit to what they can accomplish. If you want to hear some of his new tracks, go to his YouTube channel.

The most notable achievement of King Nikeh is his appearance on radio and television. It is also a major accomplishment for an artist to be able to stage his own events and have them sell out. It is the nicest feeling in the world for a musician when a listener likes your song. Only young individuals who have worked hard to attain their ambitions can feel this joy.

You can contact him on Instagram if you wish to follow him.

Also Read: Upcoming Atlanta Artist “GoJuney” Has His Foot On The Gas

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MSB Boog: Aiming To Become Successful In The Music Industry

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Independent artist out of Pensacola fl Who has been rapping, seems like all his life,”in his words” but now finally to a point of taking it serious . He was inspired to get serious as an artist by his big brother, who tried to make a mark in the music industry but felt as if he fell short do to a 10 year sentence in the penitentiary.  So now he’s the steam behind his younger brother MSB Boog, who have vowed to take the touch to the finish line for his brother, family and his peers from his neighborhood. 

MSB had been inbreeded in Boog from the start well before he decided to be a full time rapper. The acronym oringinally stood for “Mallory Street Bosses” but to clean up his image and the background that stands behind the oringinal meaning of “MSB”, Boog associate his mean of “MSB”, for his music to “Money Stakkin Bozz”. in which outlines the main goal of his independent record label Money Stakkin Bozz Ent”. MSB Boog over all goal is to touch souls with music and make a way for his people to see a new light other than the norm. MSB boog recently release an EP titled Life In The Trenchez on all platforms telling his life story!

MSB Boog has currently released new single “Run It Up”, what some would call a trap anthem. Wanting to continue to change his life Boog took music seriously and to the next level, creating momentum and a career from doing what he loves. The latest single gives an ode to a lifestyle MSB Boog left behind for music, displaying its possible to come from the bottom and rise to the top!

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Upcoming Producer & Engineer “DaveSoDope” Is Pushing His Way Into The Industry

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Meet Dave AKA “DaveSoDope” an upcoming music producer, engineer, and DJ from Clarksville, TN. Dave is known for his original sound & crazy mixing abilities. While Dave is very versatile his main genres is Southern Rap, Hip Hop, and R&B. While producing Dave likes to stay true to his natural sound which is a blend of Memphis, Atlanta, Louisiana, Detroit and the West Coast sound. We got to connect with Dave & ask him a few questions about his come up so far!

What made you take music serious?

“As a Child, I grew up listening to a lot of music from skating at Magic Wheels, attending many teens parties and also living with my major music lovers. I guess you could say it runs in my blood since my dad is a former church drummer.”

Describe How It Is Coming Up As A Music Talent In Nashville!

“My journey as an upcoming artist in Nashville has been quite a roller coaster. From my experience, I’ve tried to work with many local upcoming artist however had few opportunities. Most of the artist I work with are artist I’ve known personally or from social media. Recently many doors have opened through the consistency of networking and branding my talents.”

In 3 Words How Would You Describe Your Sound Musically & Why?

“Country, Futuristic, and also Melodic. I would say Futuristic due to my instrument selection. Country would be due to the Southern feel my beats give off. Last but not least melodic, because melodies are my strength.”

With Producing, Engineering, & Now Djng How Do You Manage Everything Strategically?

“Producing is my main focus so it defines always come first. Engineering comes second since its a money maker and it goes hand & hand with producing. Djng usually comes last since it’s the last skill I’ve developed it usually occurs on the weekend.”

Who Are 3 Major Producers You Would Like To Work With In The Future & Why?

“ForeveRolling, Shawty Fresh, and ChopHouze. Im a fan of all 3 of these producers catalog, and I’ve been on Atlanta’s scene lately and ended up getting connected to these producers.”

What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future! & Can We Expect A “DaveSoDope Vol 3”

“You can expect to hear more diversiy on DaveSoDope Vol 3 , Vol 2 was mainly based of Tennessee artists so my goal for Vol 3 is to expand the brand more, and make music with out of state artist.”

If you’re interested in staying tapped in with DaveSoDope be sure to check out his music/social media links linked below!

https://instagram.com/davesodope900?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Giles’ Debut Single “Alive” Is a Multi-Genre Anthem Which Celebrates the Will to Survive

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Giles is one of the most fully developed artists debuting in 2022, with a multi-genre sound grown from his appreciation for all types of music. He incorporates a wide range of influences from other genres into his home genre of hip-hop, creating anthems which empower people to overcome the current problems in their lives.

His appreciation for music blossomed during his college years, where he had learned to think of music as a series of moods and styles structured like vocabularies and grammars. He learned of the ways musical devices from a multitude of genres affect people, learning to sculpt soundscapes which take listeners from one state of mind to another.

He says, “I have an affinity for putting music together from a theoretical perspective. I am open minded to all genres, and I am aware of the rich sonic possibilities that occur in the relationships between melody and harmony. At the same time, I stay sharp. I love the history of society, culture, and art.”

He understands that music holds a special power in people’s lives, able to change the ways they see the world. When crafted well, music can better the experience of life by reframing how people see their everyday life. 

Thus, in a world affected by pandemic, conflict, and inequality, Giles makes music for the people. He makes what people need. His music aims to reorient others from the disorientation of our times, serving as hip-hop pep-talks that celebrate those who are surviving and overcoming the 2020s.

His first single “Alive” manifests this mission, released on March 11, 2022.

His current mastery of music took over decades of work to develop. Before he picked up his current moniker, Giles began his career under the alias Vthov, releasing mixtapes such as Books over Bullets and Amongst the Stars

Along the way, Giles befriended the artist Cody ChesnuTT, becoming the music director and pianist for his band. Through repeated run-ins between Cody and John Legend, Giles was invited by John and Cody to work on the 12 Years a Slave soundtrack. In his work as a performer, Giles has opened for legends such as Stevie Wonder, Nas, and Bryan Adams.

Through his direct work with music’s greats, Giles has amassed a large collection of sounds he loves. His awareness of how each of these sounds work in a variety of contexts afford him an expanded sound palette and sophistication. His deep intentionality allows for him to carefully weave influences together like patches on a quilt.

The change of name from Vthov to Giles signals a change in himself – that he is now at a point of proficiency, growth, and comfort. He has full creative control of the worlds he wishes to build.

He expands, “At the same time, Giles is my family name. I’m proud of it. I am representing my ancestors, family, and my values with it.”

“Alive” is a single that brings together influences from rock, blues, and soul, and even adult contemporary, deep house, and synth funk. United by the musical grammar of hip-hop, “Alive” carries many feelings at once – angst, euphoria, doubt, joy – arranged in layers like a building.

The lyrics are half in song and in rap, almost like those of Cee-Lo, Drake, or Logic. The chorus incorporates power chords from rock music, creating sparkling anthemic and celebratory peaks. Giles creates a sense of tension and relief by moving between the genres of hip-hop and rock.  

Giles originally wrote the song for himself, worried about his time away from the spotlight. “It was terrible. I felt like my dream was dying,” he says. He reflected on what was lost in recent times: willpower, opportunities, money; realizing that he was in a state of survival.

By looking out at the world, he realized something. “I had realized that the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the first times in contemporary history where everyone around the globe is united in survival. We should recognize that we are all survivors. That was the aim of ‘Alive’,” he says.

The song’s wide sound palette allows for it to move across context. 

Giles decided to release the song in response to the current events in Ukraine, inspired by the will displayed by its citizens. Upon realizing that his pep-talk to crisis might resonate with the experience of those in crisis more broadly, Giles felt the need to release “Alive” as a form of commentary.

Now, Giles is hard at work on more music. 

This summer, Giles will release “Grinders and Hustlers”, a hood anthem dedicated to everyone who helps keep society running in times of crisis. The track celebrates unrecognized work, empowering listeners to see themselves as valuable. In the fall he intends to follow that up with “Oscar Worthy” which builds upon the adage “Life is a movie” challenging us to make our movies Oscar worthy! 

Be sure to stay connected with Giles on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Connect:

https://wwwgilesmusic.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/officialgilesmusic

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