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Queens alternative artist Blazrdog packs more than a bite on OH

After two years of hard work and many late nights on the debut 8-track lyrically aware release, why not?, Blazrdog shows us why this was the lead single as the speakers are opened up like it was holiday time on OH.

Blazrdog is a Queens, New York-based indie alternative rock duo who love that old school sound of the late 90s post grunge era.

This could be the gimme-a-chance motto, which millions use as an anthem forever when you need some sleep after giving it your all. Blazrdog shows us that fortress which needs armour right now before all tumbles down like a deck of cards.

OH from Queens, New York-based indie alternative rock duo Blazrdog is the soundtrack to our new world and barks rather loudly here. The catchy beat stampedes though and shall take you on a whole new planet as the true rawness, drenched in honest passion, to send a ray of light out.

The point of all this you say? To help us all see better, of course.

Listen up sharp on this storming vibration inside Spotify and get involved via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

New York City’s LOUD MONSTA show us inside the wild story that is, ‘Gotham City’ (feat. SIN HG)

Smashing through the noise and leading us into a new music video that is loaded with inventiveness, LOUD MONSTA returns with a brand new music video to awaken our imagination with, ‘Gotham City‘ (feat. SIN HG).

LOUD MONSTA is a New York City, USA-based indie Hip hop group that raps with authority and is always looking to keep things strictly underground.

We are new to the Industry but the production house we represent is steeped in hip hop, dance, latin, and spiritual with innovative lyrics and vivid wordplay; layered with incredible beats.” ~ LOUD MONSTA

Dropping a video filled with heavy bars and steaming with innovative juices, LOUD MONSTA bellows through our speakers with a hardcore single packed with superhero themes made with a true shoutout to a movie franchise that continues to entertain fans all over the world.

Gotham City‘ (feat. SIN HG) from Queens, New York City-based indie Hip hop group LOUD MONSTA is a superhero-filled music video that shows us a story that so many love. Batman-packed and with lots of witty lyrics and a flow that takes you inside this movie, this is a top display by an outfit that hasn’t even reached the peak of its powers yet. With lots of imagination brewing from this new single that will have you morphed into this compelling story, this is a single for fans of one of the world’s favourite crime-destroying heroes.

See this new music video on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In My Zone: Keylo Jsr is the triple threat on the money-maker ‘Zon3’

He wishes that she was right next to him right now but knows that the trust is there so they can kiss through the phone, as the rejuvenated Keylo Jsr gets into the right mindset to make that ‘Zon3‘.

Keylo Jsr is a driven indie rapper based in Greenville, South Carolina. The Queens, New York-born artist makes that enlightened music as he was behind bars for over five years, so had plenty of time to work out what he wanted from life. Long-term success is what he is after – as he drops proven bars that slam down with much-appeal – to have you inspired by his true redemption story.

This is the type of track that is rapped confidently with so much certain conviction, as he has your ears locked into to a destination of peace and ever-lasting comfort that so many fail to see with their small-minded minds.

He knows that she believes in him and vice-versa, his mind is relaxed and their love is so real. This is the message of putting faith into those caring eyes that are interwoven so naturally, no matter how far your beating hearts are from each other.

Zon3‘ from the highly motivated and excuse-less South Carolina RnB/hip-hop artist Keylo Jsr, is a riveting display from an artist on a mission to let his girl know, that he is there for her no matter what. He refuses to let the distance get to him – as he flows with such a skilled ambiance – which has you overwhelmed at times by his smooth quality.

This is that get-into-the-vibe music which shows us a skilled emcee who has only used his past failures to enhance his life, not the opposite. Music heals all wounds after all.

Stream this single on Spotify and check out more visuals on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Flying High: Queens-based Mirai Tomli takes us to a better place on ‘When We Land’

When we land by Mirai Tomli

Formally of the three-piece group called Nappy Hair, Mirai Tomli rolls into the solo lane ready to cruise smoothly with his latest track called ‘When We Land‘.

Mirai Tomli (formally known as Bosqo), is a Queens, New York City-based neo-soul/RnB/modern blues/music producer/guitarist, and multi-layered entrepreneur.

He shows love to the rest of world to help those who want it most to gain important skills, as his music Entrepreneur Skills Scroll, helps others to gain the knowledge needed to build up that important passive income. He is also involved in Charity:water – which helps provide clean water around the world – and also has a clothing line called Just Function.

This project came from a very secure place in my psyche. I’m trying to create a peaceful learning environment so my music comes in many emotions so I named it Emoji Reels.” – Mirai Tomli

His raw voice shines through the clouds to give you a satisfied smile – as your head nods gently to groove with him – through this peacefully beautiful track. The lights are bright and your imagination comes alive through his passionate vocals and loving lyrics. You just know that his heartfelt music is coming from the right place, as it is made with the best intentions.

When We Land‘ from the quality Queens artist Mirai Tomli, leads us into a place that gives you hope again as the sun starts to rise. This is that first kiss song that has you thinking that when you are together – the madness of the world goes away – whilst you kiss passionately and lock hands as one.

Hear this atmospheric new track on Bandcamp and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Double It Up: avi abrams, V Wescott and Marcus stay on point with the winners anthem ‘Living It Up’

Released off the recent well-received eight-track album called ‘A Night Out‘, avi abrams, V Wescott and Marcus rev up the engine hard and head quickly to the top of the clouds above in style with ‘Living It Up‘.

avi abrams, V Wescott and Marcus storm into our lives New York City-style, with a barrage of thumping-down-the door beats that wakes you up real fast, which are also packed full Christmas-stocking-stretched with some confident bars that catches your attention.

Avi Abrams has been producing music for over ten years, channeling both popular and alternative inspirations.” – avi abrams

As a Queens native, Wescott’s sound is certainly a product of his surroundings, but his home is on the stage.” – V Wescott

New Jersey birthed an artist with a keen sense of empathy, felt through his melodic intention. Marcus holds no bars when it comes to his work.” – Marcus

This is the story of smartly brushing away the doubts with a cheeky brush, as you know you need to lose some former friends along the way too. When you start winning – you should always be careful of those who don’t clap for you – as they instead greedily try work out how to bring you down, instead of joining you in the major leagues.

Living It Up‘ from New York artists avi abrams, V Wescott and Marcus, is a bass-heavy statement of intent. They make it known that they are tired of closed-minded fools bringing them down, as they reach for the top and are only taking the self-aware with them. This is an anthem to play when you need motivation to never give up – as your dreams are out there – if you are willing to put the work in.

Stream this hot track via Spotify and check out avi’s IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Can Feel It: Queens artist Oso feels so fresh on the catchy new money-flying single ‘Over The Moon’ (feat. Eric Bellinger)

With smooth lyrics, inviting visuals and saucy one liners that might have you gasping in your sofa, Oso jumps right ‘Over The Moon(feat. Eric Bellinger) on this party-filled new single that will have you nodding your head to the inviting beat.

Joe Amoroso aka Oso is a Queens, New York-based RnB singer-songwriter. He makes that straight forward music that has you turning the lights down low and your body feeling like that slow dance, is just about to begin.

This is the story of feeling that you are in a confident mood when you are with her on this casual escapade – as you aren’t going to be together for long – but intend to have as much fun as possible while you are together. Life is short after all.

The crisp production is new school and has you so captivated and rather intrigued, the RnB/hip hop mix strides through with swagger without any doubts attached – and takes you for a night-lit ride to the house party that has been heard before – but is sung with so much conviction that you believe each word.

Over The Moon(feat. Eric Bellinger) from Queens-based RnB artist Oso, shows us to a place far above our expectations for a track that has the night still young – with a video that holds you in tight – and takes you into a hot place with some sensual lyrics and two artists who don’t pull back any punches.

See the just-dropped video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Not Looking Back: Brooklyn rapper Lil Dame sends respect to his real friends as he moves forward with ‘The Dream’

As he broadly opens up his mind to the things that really matter in life, that is far away from the pettiness he sees each day on the harsh streets, Lil Dame projects his energies towards ‘The Dream’.

Lil Dame is a conscious Nigerian-American rapper who is from the legendary streets of Queens, New York City. He forges a quality sound together as one, that flows into your heart confidently, however with only humble intentions that is born from hard work.

This is the important message of living for what is right and never forgetting the people that helped you get places, whilst doing it in a genuine way. He raps with such meaning — his mind is in-tune to what he needs to do — as he breezes past the negative fields, that can hold you in and bury you in a hole downwards, that you will battle to get out of.

The Dream‘ from Queens emcee Lil Dame, shows us into his mind as he has thrown away the futile memories of the past and is only interested in packaging the future, with the real crew who have supported him through thick and thin. Onward and upwards is the thing that he is focusing on and this is a terrific mindset to hold onto.

When you have those big dreams, anything is possible if you believe in yourself enough and put in the hard yards when others are sleeping.

Stream this real new track on Soundcloud and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The future is here: Oso meets his match on the steaming hot RnB single ‘Tap In’

Featuring the lovely Melanie Angel on the new video as the fellow washer at the local dry cleaners, fresh new singer-songwriter Oso drops one of the hottest RnB tracks of the year with ‘Tap In‘. He has his hands full with her but he doesn’t seem to mind in the slightest.

Oso is a Queens, New York RnB/Soul artist who is one of the new breed of musicians who are aiming to bring the genre back to prominence in his city. After growing up in the golden age, he has that extra special style that ensures that if he wants it enough, he will move up the ranks quickly. Co-produced by Hitmaka and the duo Ayo N’ Keyz, this seems like a dynamic team that have just made a hit track.

When you are clearly too creative for the shackles of school life, music is the savior and doing what you love is a blessing; you will sleep in studios and do whatever it takes to make it. This is the only way to succeed in this wild game with so many other artists around, so you need to stand out from the rest.

His voice is so smooth, you don’t need a razor to shave. This is a singer who has endured hardships and who isn’t letting go of this opportunity very easily. When you have talent you need to put in the hard work too otherwise it won’t work for long and it feels like we are witnessing the start of something special.

With an EP on the way, this is the single that is going to help knock the door down and listeners need to wake up and enjoy the ride.

This is the story about upping your game and speaking to that person you like otherwise you may never know what could of been. You might seem to get rejected a few times but that is all a part of the game. Showing your intentions and looking fresh with a smile, is all you really need to do to see if they are into you too. From there, the temperature heats up real quick.

If you want it bad enough, you gotta put the time in and it feels like Oso is that guy. ‘Tap In‘ is the hottest song I’ve seen/heard all year and you might need a cold shower after watching this video.

The tension is so obvious and this is an excellent RnB track that signals a new era for a previously-stale state of affairs. No more. The future is here and looking really bright.

Put your shades on and see this video on YouTube. See his IG for more info on what’s next.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

‘Our Numbered Days’ album review: The incomparable multi-talented Queens musician Lauren Kidd drops her incredible debut full album release that finds her dealing with the final stages of grief

Our Numbered Days‘ from the Queens singer-songwriter Lauren Kidd is her debut full album release and this was certainly worth the wait. We find a musician who knows herself now deep inside and is flourishing with each passing moment.

Lauren Kidd is a New York City-based writer, singer-songwriter, dreamer and ever-evolving creative who has her eyes set for the stars above and nothing less. When you set big goals, sometimes you fall down and scratch yourself, but its how you pick yourself up, that truly counts long-term.

After reviewing her excellent lead single ‘I Want It To Be You‘ recently which is now track eight, we are treated to the full experience which more than lives up to expectations.

You feel a weight lifted off your tired shoulders when you turn on this concept record and you know you are in safe hands.

With ‘Make You Smile’, there is a happy energy that is pushed through and the overwhelming feeling is that she is looking for that love again and just wants a chance to show that is ready again. The Pop pureness is such a blessing on the ear and the melodic rhythm is a welcome addition to a wild year.

Other highlights are, and there are so many, are definitely ‘Our Numbered Days‘ as this should be the theme of 2020. The days are so short and who knows what tomorrow will bring so we need that special feeling now, to get that love rush back into our veins.

Still‘ is such a gorgeous delivery and the hard hitting beat just makes it so much better. This is the chronicle of how you want them so badly when they aren’t around and the haunting vocals fills your soul. I imagine this to be a future music video for Lauren.

Ours‘ is a song my mind wandered far away on. I got lost in the track and reminisced about previous relationships and those happy memories and what went right. The sadness of losing someone to a breakup hurts hard and it can consume you but you have to keep those good times locked away and never forget them.

They say that class is permanent and this is absolutely true on this occasion. Lauren is such a talented musician who puts in the extra hard work to make her stand out and doesn’t expect any freebies. Its this type of attitude that will see her go far in the music world as that is what it takes to be the best at what you do. A lot of friends won’t understand and there will be some lonely nights but if you want it bad enough, you gotta go and get it. Its your life after all and you walk the road that choose, not anyone else.

Lauren Kidd’s Our Numbered Days‘ is one of the best releases of 2020 due to the meaningful lyrics, her excellent vocal projection and with her determined mindset, she is an example for others on how to do things with your music career. There are no fillers on this album, nothing you can skip, and this is so rare these days in a ‘quick and forget’ society where it’s easy to be forgotten.

If she can stay focused and keep on having a small but loyal team around her that always has her back, Lauren can go wherever she wants to go with her music. Form is temporary but class remains forever and with a secret track inside, this is an album that will inspire so many and warm their hearts.

Stream the new album on Spotify and see her adventures on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You want her to be the only one: ‘I Want It To Be You’ is New York City musician/writer Lauren Kidd’s exceptional solo debut of self-discovery

Queens, New York singer-songwriter Lauren Kidd is heading for big things due to her exceptional voice and self-motivated attitude. These are two qualities that are at the core of being a successful indie artist and Lauren epitomizes this.

The former frontwoman of NYC band Clearview and after starting to learn music when she was just 9 years old, she is now fully integrated into the solo world and is excitedly releasing her debut album called ‘Our Numbered Days’ which drops on the 18th December 2020. Luckily, Lauren has been kind enough to sneak us a listen of her ‘I Want It To Be You’ debut single to wet our appetites and this is like a thunderbolt into our hungry hearts.

This is the story of knowing what you want but struggling to find the right path to get there. The pain in her voice is palpable as she wrestles with easy temptations that have been there from life in a band. Quick and fun flings are there if you want it; they can be so hard to resist if you let yourself be drawn in and hang out at places you know are bad for you.

She sings from the heart and wants to be a better person and there is only one special soul that she visualizes being with The problem is, it might be too late. Patience and self-reflection are the two qualities needed right now but you don’t want to be alone either.

With a strong voice, terrific visuals and a heartfelt style, it’s no wonder that this is a musician on the rise. Her honesty shines through the cracks of the room as you reminisce about those nights you spent with someone you barely knew.

I Want It To Be You’ from New York’s Lauren Kidd is a single that is part of the master-plan and a way to heal inside so that you can move on and do what you can, to gain that ultimate forgiveness. Life is all about learning from mistakes and not being too hard on yourself. We are only human after all.

See the excellent music video on YouTube, stream her on Spotify and find out more via IG & FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen