Articles Tagged: MA

JoJo – Save My Soul [Music Video] (MA)

January 11th, 2016 | By Janei

“Save My Soul” is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there. Working with one of my best friends, Zelda Williams (director of SMS), was a highlight of my 2015. We’d been talking about working together for like 10 years! Because of the content of the song and the way it touched us both, “Save My Soul” felt like the natural place for us to finally collaborate.

A group of us young, crazy, creatives drove out to the magical desert of Joshua Tree and got naked – most of us emotionally, and a few literally. It was a safe space to be vulnerable and free from judgment and the need to be/ look/ act “perfect”. Everyone who participated connected to the song and brought their truth to the table.
We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak. This song, which had always been personal to me, takes on even deeper meaning now. “I try to run but it hurts every time I try… Lord I try and I can’t say no.” Makes me think of the universal struggle of seeking victory over the feeling of powerlessness to a situation, a lover, a drug.
Losing my father at the end of last year and knowing the propensity for addiction of all kinds that runs deep in my blood from both sides makes it next-level important for me to LIVE – not just be alive, but THRIVE in his honor. I can do this. And so can you. If you’re struggling, believe the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep going.

Love, Jo.

P.S. Thank you to the beautiful crazies who dedicated their time and energy to come together and make this video possible. It wouldn’t have happened without you.

Directed by Zelda Williams

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JoJo – #LOVEJO2 [EP] (MA)

December 23rd, 2015 | By Janei

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JoJo has been flourishing in her comeback ever since her label Da Family Entertainment & Blackground Records released her from her contract chains. In return she has given us a tour and 3 separate projects including this new one we have today.

She releases, “#LOVEJO2“, the follow up to her last years Valentine’s Day mixtape, “#LOVEJO“. You find three brand new tracks and a remix to her original previous song, “When Love Hurts“.

Lets reign in 2016 right with this new JoJo! You can find the stream after the jump
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C Wells – Mind Games (MA)

March 13th, 2015 | By Janei

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Lynn, MA native C Wells releases his brand new Chris Nevers produced single, “Mind Games“. This go around the Live Famous general touches on missed opportunities and the roller coaster ride that is his life that have led to where he is today. His EP, “Before The Tour Bus” is coming soon.
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Ballad – Do It Like You (MA)

March 11th, 2015 | By Janei

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Boston’s own Ballad links up with the sexy Nitty Scott,MC for the latest single “Do It Like You” from his “Suite ’89” EP arriving towards the end of May. Produced by Jay Muse and Dave Menz
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C Wells – Ride Or Die (MA)

February 19th, 2015 | By Janei

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With Valentine’s Day freshly behind us and the rage about the newly released 50 Shades of Grey movie, C Wells effortlessly keeps up with the both of them with this anthem for all of the “Ride Or Die” females out there with his DreYouAHitMaker produced track. “Before The Tour Bus” coming soon.
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C Wells – Made In America [Music Video] (MA)

December 12th, 2014 | By Janei

The Lynn, Massachusetts native C Wells, drops his latest visual, “Made In America“, produced by Chris Nevers. Reflecting off of the history of the world he walks, he is well aware yet drive is inspired by the pros and cons of going against the odds. Directed by Kris Roller

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Avenue – Friday (MA)

December 3rd, 2014 | By Janei

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I’m starting to notice a theme here. I think it has something to do with TBS airing the movie Friday that one random week. Now all of a sudden I’m getting Friday inspired tracks left and right. Not that I’m complaining; I love the creativity. We’ll just name this era: Battle of the Friday Posts. Anyway, over at DJ Booth, newcomer Avenue drops the new “Friday” featuring fast rising artist Michael Christmas for a dope exclusive of the month. Produced by Latrell James, the track appears on Avenue’s unscheduled mixtape, “Chandelier View
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Black EL – Do Not Disturb (MA)

November 3rd, 2014 | By Janei

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I’m starting to like this artist Black EL. And a respectable guest feature from Michael Christmas isn’t hurting either. The Boston natives handle the Durkin-produced beat lovely with their new single, “Do Not Disturb“. Though not attached to any projects, we are loving the collab over here.

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Black EL – Golden Child (MA)

October 29th, 2014 | By Janei

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Newcomer Black EL humbles himself and his listeners with his new single, “Golden Child“. The mellow beats done by Victor Radz and Durkin, gives us a mellow dramatic feel of what kind of aura Black EL is on. No word on whether this cut is featured on a project, but we can expect to hear some more from him soon.
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Evan Black – For The Birds [Mixtape] (MA)

October 8th, 2014 | By Janei

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Premiered by DJ Booth, Evan Black releases his sophomore project, “For The Birds“. In the conceptual summer time project, the artist touches on experiences in relationships, 9-5 jobs and hip hop. The album is packed with 12 original new tracks produced by Customary including the singles “Go Round,” “Stay Young” and “Cheap Date.”
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J. Lye – All That Matters (Remix) [Music Video] (MA)

August 4th, 2014 | By Janei

Newcomer J. Lye adds a verse to Justin Beiber’s crossover hit, “All That Matters“. Directed and shot by Two Taps Productions.

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Mic Stylez – Girlfriend App. (MA)

May 9th, 2014 | By Janei

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Back on Valentine’s Day Mic Stylez put out a App, looking for a future girlfriend to take care of him/ Of course its just a song but hey what a good idea! Check out the “Girlfriend App“. Produced by Jon Glass
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Lyric Jones – Magnetic (MA)

April 28th, 2014 | By Janei

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Boston’s own Lyric Jones liberates her 2nd official single for her forthcoming EP, “Love’s Trail Mix” available for download now. Lyric co-produced the track with Illastrate and it includes cuts by DJ Wayne Ski.
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Green Street – Fresh Heir [Music Video] (MA)

April 2nd, 2014 | By Janei

From the forthcoming album, “The Will to Win“, Green Street drops the visuals for “Fresh Heir” featuring ScienZe. “The Will to Win” was born out of the desperation after two of the three group members were diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses in the winter of 2012. Produced by @rengreenst

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MysteryCipher – Tell Me x Possible (MA)

April 2nd, 2014 | By Janei

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MysteryCipher has constantly been in the studio working on his upcoming project with Soulja Boy’s official SODMG dj, DJ Wats. During this process MysteryCipher decided to drop a quick verse over a soulful beat produced by his producer Stud Beats. “Tell Me” was released to show everyone MysteryCipher is working, and to hold over his supporters until we receive more news on his upcoming project.

Also check out his previous track, “Possible“, also produced by Stud Beats.
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