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BK’s City The Great Talks “Day One” Single, New LP, & More

City The Great, BK native/artist/CEO, gives some inside scoop on his new single “Day One”, his upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith’, his role with Certified Nation Entertainment, and more. Listen to “Day One” and check out the full interview below. 

Listen to “Day One” from the forthcoming ‘The Wordsmith’ Album

MJ: Before we jump into “Day One” let everyone know who you are and where you’re from.

City the Great: Thanks for having me. I am City the Great from East NY, Brooklyn. 

MJ: You’re an artist under Hip Hop legend Special Ed. How did that come to fruition? Are there any challenges regarding age and mindset? Or is this a step towards bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop?

City the Great: Actually, my homeboy is Ed’s 1st cousin and he told me for the longest that he would connect us. Of course, at the time I didn’t believe he was Ed’s cousin. One day he came to the studio with me and took the song I wrote and recorded that day and said he was going to play it for Ed while at Funkmaster Flex’s birthday bash at BB Kings in Manhattan. Long story short he did and gave me Ed’s number…he wanted to speak with me, and the rest is history. There are really no challenges in age and mindset in working with Ed. He’s been a great mentor and I have learned a lot about the game from him. He stays up to date on the business and the culture. He also has great faith in my grind and creations. I would say without a doubt, we are in the works of bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop.

MJ: Let’s get to “Day One” which is taken from your upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith.’ The track has a cinematic anthem vibe with a hook catchy enough for the clubs and streets. It’s evident you have a knack for drawing audiences in. Talk about “Day One” from the motivation behind it to your expectation of the track.

City The Great: The story about the creation of this one is an interesting one…I was sitting on this beat for a while by Molly The Kid. I was conversating with my Certified Nation Entertainment comrade Itsonlywrite just talking about all the people that we worked with and knew throughout this journey that were kind of in and out. We laughed about how funny it is that when things weren’t going upward, they split or didn’t support, and now that we are moving, they all want to claim they’re day ones. That sparked my mind on expressing that on wax. I think what really made the song pop was my engineer King Bash jumping in and harmonizing on the hook. My expectation for Day One is to appeal to all audiences giving them that commercial feel yet true to the cultural vibe.

MJ: What can you tell us about your upcoming album and what can listeners anticipate from it?

City The Great: People are going to get a rollercoaster ride. I have been working on this project for the past 2 years piece by piece to ensure I capture the best feel in my testimony of being a wordsmith. This project will be very balanced with the right number of features and it’s going to display something for everyone that will be nostalgic.

MJ: Besides having the backing, support, and genius of Special Ed, what is your signature move, if you will, that differentiates you from other artists in the industry?

City The Great: I think what differentiates me and other artists in the industry is the soul that I pour into my craft which identifies my true being…A person being themself is the perfect form of originality. There’s a certain energy I give listeners and audiences and I have my own sound where you know it’s me and that element is never lost no matter what type of song it is that I am on. Not only that but I keep that element alive with versatility, you just never know which angle I am going to come on a track but you will always know it’s me.

MJ: Aside from the new album release prep, what other endeavors are you working on?

City The Great: I am currently working on growing my company Certified Nation Entertainment, educating, and assisting artists with their careers. I’m also working on multiple collaborative projects including a mixtape coming soon with my DJ, DJ Bad Tha Problem (proceeding the album release). I am working on a Certified Nation Entertainment collab project with the team of artists Jae Law aka Hindrix, Pengame Classic, Chambs Taylor, Jacqui Grace, and of course Itsonlywrite. There’s also a collaborative project with Chambs Taylor titled ‘CD’ (Collateral Damage). You can catch freestyle videos I will be releasing weekly as well as working with my management team Samantha Leavell of Certified Nation and legendary Kool Rock Ski on an event, For The Culture By The Culture. I can’t leave out 2022’s Annual Hip Hop & R&B Cookout in East BK…The list goes on and on.

MJ: Wrapping up, let everyone know how they can connect with you.

City The Great: Thank you I can be found on any platform as City the Great but one of the easiest ways to link with me all in one place is on my website CertifiedNationEntertainment.com.

Connect with City The Great

Instagram: www.instagram.com/citythegreat

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

Twitter: www.twitter.com/citythegreat_

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/CityTheGreatmusic

Fly Gitt Releases New Single, “Blues Clues”

SkyIV Records and Fly Gitt announce the release of his latest single “Blues Clues” available on all major platforms.

The Florida-based artist delivers a hit single coinciding with his iBANG motto. Over invigorating cadences and striking tones, Fly Gitt drops crafty punchlines letting the world know he’s flexing with street and booth diplomas. Around the way chicks and wack rappers are irrelevant to his glow-up. The track is fresh enough for the clubs, yet authentic enough for the blocks. Stream/download “Blues Clues” on preferred platforms and connect with Fly Gitt below.

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/iamflygitt

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https://music.apple.com/us/album/blues-clues-single/1556988635

Ev Jones Releases “On God” Single

Ev Jones releases his latest single “On God” featuring Merse, available everywhere music is sold.

Jones delivers convincingly smooth vocals over soulful, yet invigorating R&B tones. He’s setting the mood for love, enticing both the physical and mental…On God, Jones is nothing without his lady. Stream/download the single and connect with Ev Jones below.

“On God” on preferred digital platforms

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Colorado Group Class Cases Release “Chemicals” Video

Colorado-based music trio Glass Cases release visuals for their single “Chemicals.” The track invites listeners/viewers into a personal realm of inner conflict and mental health.

Glass Cases, made up of vocalist Alex Van Keulen, spoken word artist Austin Seifert, and drummer Cameron Greene, are coined for their ingenious music contributions to Pop/synth-Rock culture and “Chemicals” is no exception.

The video shot at an abandoned gas station ideally sets the tone for minutes of gripping lyrics. While the tempo throughout the track invigorates and shakes the soul, it also amplifies a relatable struggle. “For now, I’m stuck in this skin, Tortured mind that can change on a whim A shipwrecked soul searching for home wondering why I’m not totally whole.”

Watch the official video below and stream the single on Soundcloud.

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SPEECH Releases A Different World (Single) In Response To Capitol Insurrection

 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH



Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.



“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH



“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

“A Different World” on preferred platforms
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Trouble Mane Da Don – 1 Day Ft. MO3

Trouble Mane Da Don announces the release of his new single “1 Day” feat. MO3.

Trouble Mane Da Don is a talented rap artist with a unique, diverse, and forward-thinking approach. He recently struck up a collaboration with another gifted and charismatic act: MO3. The pair worked on a fantastic new single titled “1 Day,” which serves as a fantastic introduction to their skills and creative vision 1 Day is a direct and thought-provoking single, which feels like a striking combination of modern hip-hop and other influences, including the undying sounds of the golden age of the genre, which are definitely here to stay. Not many artists can easily pull off a project that features such a wide variety of elements and influences. The most obvious risk is that the material can end up sounding quite disconnected and loose – but this is not the case.

Trouble Mane Da Don is a master at creating organic, cohesive, and consistent vibes, which really flow well throughout the span of this release. Collaborating with MO3 was a great way to make this song happen and give it a unique twist. The performances are loaded with passion and integrity, while the production aesthetics are also excellent. The mixing quality is indeed world-class, with some amazing definition in the top end and lots of punch in the low-end and midrange. The results sound warm and present, yet never harsh or fatiguing, which is quite an amazing achievement, particularly in this genre.

 Stream “1 Day” here on preferred platforms and stay tuned for “Watch Over Me” feat. Boosie Badazz set to release on 12/20.

Arrested Development Release ONYA For Election 2020

ONYA is defined as blessed one and the sun

While the critically acclaimed, new full-length album ‘Don’t Fight Your Demons’ continues to take music entertainment by storm, Arrested Development releases a new single dedicated to the election of 2020.

“ONYA” bestows a gripping testament that only Arrested Development can justly deliver. It not only embodies distressing truths surrounding the electoral process, but it depicts racial irony in a stunning, yet tangible manner. “Us blacks should sell confederate flags to red necks. Get rich it’s the ultimate in payback”!

Steering its way through mind-blowing lyrics is hope. Hope that a brighter future can exist. “See life in color again, see wife as lover and friend, see God as giver not taker, sacred in making me win, sunny without the blues, money without abuse, honey I’m home, in a zone let’s make it do what it do”!

Over cinematic production that pulsates rigorously through the core, the 2x Grammy Award-winning group delivers yet another timely masterpiece not only for music history but also for brothers and sisters to embrace worldwide.

ONYA on preferred digital platforms

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JLC x Piranha x Jaybang- Foot On Da Gas (Single)

JLC, seasoned artist and CEO of A.A.G. Records enlists powerhouse rappers Piranha and JayBang for the chart-topping single “Foot On Da Gas.”

JLC intros the track over invigorating tones, striking drums, and car rattling bass. His bars declare nothing less than superior, accelerating for a music takeover. Piranha and JayBang follow suit with their A-game proving they can hold their own. Piranha’s assertive bars along with Jay Bang’s captivating flow is sure to have street and club heads pressing repeat.

This triple threat is steering fast, foot heavy on the gas to secure bags, success, and a global takeover. Stream “Foot On Da Gas” below.

SINN – No Frontin (Audio)

In July SINN released “Put Ya Seat Belt On”, the first single off his forthcoming ‘Know the Name Know the Difference’ album. This month he releases the 2nd single “No Frontin” produced by Chill Beatz.

SINN holds no bars and lets his guard down to express his commitment and love for his wife. He will do whatever it takes to keep her, with “no frontin”. Not only has he given her his last name, SINN vows to treasure her worth, and secure both her pockets and future. He’s no longer an ODB or a Clyde to the game, but don’t get it twisted SINN’s clever punchlines and wordplay will ring shots through your ears. Stream “No Frontin” and connect with SINN below.

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SINN Releases 1st Single Off Forthcoming Album

Artist, producer and songwriter SINN announces the release of “Put Ya Seat Belt On” off his forthcoming album titled ‘Know the Name, Know the Difference.”

The 25-year music veteran famed as “The Ryder King” switches up the game and introduces a new style for fans to embrace.  SINN reminds the world that he’ll do whatever it takes to succeed in life, music, and love. His captivating blend of bars and vocals exudes an infectious and invigorating vibe sure to have music enthusiasts head-nodding through the streets and into the clubs.

SINN’s deliverance of motivating, and at times edgy lyrics will ring over and over in your ears, so strap up and “put ya seat belt on” to endure this momentous ride.  “I know what it takes I like to drive all gas no brakes, put ya seat belt on my heart’s racin girl you better buckle up it’s a fight, knuckle up.“

Stream “Put Ya Seat Belt On” on preferred platforms

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