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What Challenges Artist Da’wan Gold, AKA Goldenwhan, Overcame While Building His Brand

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The music industry is one of the most oversaturated sectors in the world. It’s no surprise that new artists experience trouble when starting and creating a name for themselves, among many others. 

Da’wan Gold, aka Goldenwhan, knows how challenging it can be as a new artist, especially since he went through the same process himself.

Born in Boston and raised on a farm in Georgia, Da’wan is a songwriter, lyricist, poet, and producer. He decided to start a career in music after he exited army life which later gave him post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

As a way to cope, Da’wan turned to music where he channeled his experiences and hopes to teach others about how music can also be used as therapy. ..

Consistency Above Adversity 

So far, in his career, the biggest challenge for Da’wan has been building momentum, consistency, and being taken seriously by others in the industry as well as his audience. 

As a response, he has been working to overcome these pit stops by constantly recording music, working with other producers, and releasing content every month. 

“I stand behind releasing my music and watching the process grow. One of the biggest accomplishments for me. I’m really happy about the journey I’m on,” he said. 

He added that, as a war veteran, Da’wan is more focused on building a legacy rather than gain fame for his music. 

Giving Others A Voice 

It was through music that Da’wan found a way to cope with what he went through during his time in service. Now, he plans to be a source for information and serve as a voice for those who aren’t able to speak for themselves.

“My goal is to speak to as many people through music and art as well as show them that your trauma doesn’t define you. I’ve used my trauma to inspire others and create a new life. Which I didn’t think was possible at first,” he said. 

Da’wan added that he’s been working positively to move forward and create light for others to follow. And to show that he’s willing to give people a voice, he also said that he’s open to collaborating with people who know what it’s like to be in a bad headspace. 

“I remind my peers that we all have been in a rough place. I believe sometimes we just need to vent and be heard, that allows release and growth,” he said. 

Find out more about Da’wan Gold, aka Goldenwhan, through his Instagram or Twitter accounts. Or visit SoundCloud or Spotify to listen to his music. 

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RCA Has What It Takes To Be An American Icon

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R.C. Martin better known as RCA is an on the rise recording artist from San Francisco, CA.

RCA is a multifaceted creative who is an avid guitar, bass and keys player. His creativity does not stop there. He is also a DJ and designer/art director. You can see RCA in his most natural setting while performing on stage. Performing allows him to utilize all of his creativity while showing his stage presence to the audience.  

His style has remnants of an 80s/90s R&B vibe with a modern twist including Psychedelic Rock, City pop and The West Coast Vibe of course. His inspiration comes from some amazing artists such as Kaytranada, TLC, Tame Impala and Anita Baker. 


RCA has always had a fondness for music. His parents would play Quiet Storm jams on KBLX while on the way to school. That sound had a huge impact on him, while also learning his love for the Japanese sounds on Final Fantasy and Mega Man.

It wasn’t until one Christmas that RCA received his first boombox and would start to discover artists such as Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, Green Day, OBD and others. The music his parents and sister exposed him to became a huge influence on his sound today. From there he taught himself how to play the trumpet, guitar, and bass. 


RCA started off making music in punk and ska bands, but found that only limited his artistic self expression. Overtime, he moved on to writing music himself with a 4track recorder, then Logic and Reason. 


It seems moving on his path alone has helped shape who he is today.

 After finishing a tour at the end of 2019 with his rap crew, FIRST COUSINS), alongside Curren$y, Smoke DZA, and Ski Beats. He finished work on his first solo release. “RELATIONSHIPS”is a 12 track psychedelic R&B album reflects on a familiar and intimate narrative of connection, commitment, and consequences of not growing up. XLR8R featured the album singles “We Make Fire“and “Let’s Take Our Time“.

His music is highly relatable to all listeners of all sorts. This past month he put on a show stopping performance at Dirty Bird Camp with the Twerkaholics as well as hosting his Mission District parties “Classics (w/ DJ IVY)and Ace Sinatra and “The Exchange with DJ Ya Bish RCA also has a LP in the works with San Francisco based rapper DaVinci , “Shadow Work” an album with East Bay singer AudioBae as well as the debut of his band, “FOVEA°”

with members Clear Thought and Mesen Around. Once that is all done, his follow up to “RELATIONSHIPS”, “REFLECTIONS” will be next. A 24 track beat tape titled “SAN FRANCISCO” will proceed that release. 


RCA is forever progressing when it comes to his brand and craft. He states “Have a perspective and something to say with your music. It is your art. Learn how to talk to people and make friends. If someone doesn’t like you as a person, they won’t want to spend time dealing with you. Your music would have to be game changing for them to deal with an asshole, lol. People put their homies on and people they see something in. Stay true to your word, and be proactive in communication. No one wants to do more work than they have to, so you can look good by over communicating when working with anyone—don’t be the weak link or bottleneck.” Wise words from such a talented human being. 


Make sure you check out his current work before he releases new content.

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Q Muzik: Viral Social Media Sensation Is Ready To Take His Talents Mainstream

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Quindon Buckley better known as Q Muzik is an aspiring songwriter, singer, rapper and marketing manager from Jackson, Tennessee. His passion for music began in high school. In high school he participated in Choir and was highly influenced by R&B artists such as Chris Brown, Trey Songz, August Alsina and of course the legend, Michael Jackson. Q Muzik became a viral name while on Tik Tok. He went viral for his incredible voice and transparent lyrics. While going viral he was able to generate 20 thousand new followers/fans on the app. He did not stop there. In August of 2021 he dropped his debut album self titled “Quindon”. This album immediately gained a ton of attention and caught the eyes of industry celebrities such as Nick Cannon, Neyo, Coi Leray and more.

Although Q Muzik is an amazing artist, he also has a passion for helping like minded individuals. He is a member of a full service media agency called Everyday Success Team. The team helps others gain social media attention as well as gain instant credibility. Q Muzik is an amazing individual who strives to be the best at what he does. His music is a vibe that channels his positive aura. His music tells his story if you listen closely. Currently he is working on a collaborative project with female artist Junior MicNugget titled “Misanthropic”. This project will have multiple tracks Q Muzik will be featured on. This year is about making his brand known throughout all households and circulating his positive energy throughout his peers. Q Muzik not only makes amazing music, but he is an amazing human being who will be a force to be reckoned with as he continues to grow. 

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386BREEZY: FLORIDA’S NEXT HOTTEST ARTIST HAS A LOT TO SAY WITH HIS RECENT RELEASES

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Ja’Karis Hawkins better known by his stage name 386Breezy is an on the rise recording artist from Florida. In 2016 he discovered his passion for music. He used to freestyle for groups or post them on twitter. The reactions he received inspired him to start pursuing music. It helped him to express himself and vent in a way he couldn’t before. Growing up he did not have it easy, but these events molded him into the man he is today. He enjoys telling his story in his music and expressing his emotions on the microphone. 386Breezy is an inspiration. He can mold with any situation and always keep his composure. 


386Breezy has accumulated over 100,000 streams on apple music and has reached a milestone of 1,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. His video for his song “Sliding” has reached over 40k views on YouTube alone and the views keep growing. He also recently released his new album “Felonies 2 Melodies”. He is an inspiration. No matter how many times he has been counted out he believes in himself and wants to be a symbol of belief and self empowerment to others. This year his focus is to continue expanding his brand and showing his versatility as an artist. Soon he will be releasing a deluxe version of his album “Felonies 2 Melodies” so make sure you check out his album now before any new releases.

Stream his latest video for his song “Sliding” here first ! Also make sure you check out his latest album “Felonies 2 Melodies”

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