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Conceptz – Splash

Conceptz – Splash

URL: https://www.conceptzmusic.net/

The single “Splash” from Orange County, New York based hip hop acts Conceptz is an impressive new achievement for the brothers Short Fuze and Highrowglyphfix. They work alongside Grammy winning Benny Blanco with this song and it results in one of the most infectious, fun hip hop tracks emerging from either the mainstream or indie scene in recent memory. The subject matter is rather traditional as it celebrates sex with just enough innuendo to communicate its message and never lapses into the sort of off-putting crudity often alienating wider listening markets. However, it does get across its bawdy spirit with a smooth, surprisingly soulful musical arrangement that the vocals dance over with supreme confidence.

It’s likewise accompanied by an entertaining video, cut in a restless but never hyperactive way, filled with a bevy of beautiful women and a nice sense of humor. Some “straighter” listeners might be a little offended, initially, by the setup for the video’s premise as it initially comes off like the musicians are visiting a “home of ill repute” and picking women to service them, but Conceptz turns that on its head quick and viewers soon realize it’s a casting call of sorts for the video itself. I found it funny how they play with the viewers expectations just a little without ever calling too much attention to that particular moment. Conceptz embodies the song so well through visuals and body language that you can only assume they are a compelling live act capable of bringing their material to vivid life. They are gifted performers with immense skill for physically personifying the sway and movement of the track.

There’s a lot of swing in this tune. The rhythmic hook, particularly around the chorus, nets the listener’s attention early on and never relinquishes it – even casual listeners will be impressed with the infectious qualities of their performance and longtime hip hop fans will relish the countless deft turns, rhythmic flourishes in the vocals, and strong construction that makes “Splash” one of the genre’s more appealing tunes released in quite some time. The chorus, especially, sends the song to another level and Conceptz threads some nicely handled nuance into the song’s central payoff. Everything is spaced rather well and the four minutes and change running time gives them ample space to develop the song’s lyrical and musical ideas without ever rushing the track.

Conceptz first formed in 2011 and the intervening seven years has seen the East Coast duo establish themselves as one of the indie hip hop scene’s more creative outfits, but it’s clear they’ve only scratched the surface of their immense individual and collective talent. Their work alongside Benny Blanco on this new single is, arguably, their finest recording yet and they marry it with a superb video that captures the duo’s charisma and musical spirit while emphasizing their strong and evident sense of identity. “Splash” will please anyone who loves hip hop and newcomers with an open mind will definitely be hooked in by this duo as well.

I-TUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/splash-single/1411997857

Troy Johnson

DawgGonDavis is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

DawgGoneDavis is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/dawggonedavis

Rebecca Rogers Davis works as an IT project manager during the day, but her life away from the 4o hour a week grind finds her taking on a very different identity. She expresses her lifelong love for music and composing under the persona of DawgGoneDavis. DawgGoneDavis has a playful take on hip hop tradition that aligns her, in some respects, with Weird Al Yankovich’s song parodies. Despite the light hearted nature of her songwriting, Davis is a deceptively astute songsmith who intuitively understands how to craft a catchy hook that lingers with listeners long after the song ends. Her latest release are a pair of singles entitled “Forever Music” and “Butt on Foya”, two songs building on the success of DawgGoneDavis’ first single “Middle Age Woman – Hip Hop Style” while solidifying her position as one of the best parodists on the indie songwriting scene today.

The first of the two singles, “Forever Music”, definitely doesn’t tread on typical hip hop subject matter, but her riffing on the falling fortunes of musicians has plenty of humor and a surprising amount of bite. Listeners who heard her first single “Middle Age Woman – Hip Hop Style” and dismiss her as a novelty act will have their assumptions challenged with this single. It doesn’t run on too long, thankfully, and her mixture of lyrical intelligence, theatrical delivery, and an arrangement incorporating a number of strong instrumental elements makes this a somewhat surprising track. Some of her “punch lines” in the song are particularly funny and listeners are well advised to give this track three or four plays to catch everything she’s written.

Piano, strong percussion, and inventive keyboards make up the bulk of the song’s musical arsenal. The keyboard and piano work is particularly excellent and give this track a much clearer musical identity than what listeners encountered with Davis’ first single. The crowning touch, however, is the presence of brass in the track and the often jarring melancholy it provides as a counterpoint to Davis’ vocal delivery.

She’s not a hip hop vocalist, but that doesn’t interfere with enjoying “Forever Music” or the second single “Butt on Fiya”. This song is much more in the vein of her first single, without ever imitating it, and shares the same increased focus on production excellence we heard with “Forever Music”. DawgGoneDavis has definitely progressed in regards to technique, but “Butt on Fiya” conclusively shows she’s still having a great deal of fun and her sense of humor gets an even bigger workout here than we heard with the earlier song. Both tracks are focused efforts and never smack of self indulgence; it’s a likely result of the same progression mentioned earlier and makes tremendous strides for her to enjoy wider exposure than before. Rebecca Rogers Davis has all kinds of fun playing DawgGoneDavis and we can expect to hear more from her in the near future.

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/DawgGoneDavis?id=Av53l2ky7q4bmsdteuxwh76c5wi&hl=en

Troy Johnson

That Summer, Vol. 1 Compilation feat. 0 hype, Skinny Fresh, AntoineRNB

That Summer, Vol. 1 Compilation feat. 0 hype, Skinny Fresh, AntoineRNB

That Summer, Vol. 1: https://open.spotify.com/album/2BuQkIZjet7yHSU7cGroKj

This has been such an epic year for hip-hop, from the inspiring number of new artists who have come out of the woodwork to the new, inventive promotors, producers and labels that are staking claim to the future of the industry as we know it. BWH Music Group is becoming one of the go-to sources for new content of all styles and varieties, and the label’s new comp That Summer doesn’t disappoint when it comes to showing off the highest caliber material their artists are coming up with these days, especially on the hip-hop and R&B front. I had a chance to preview That Summer before it hit the marketplace a little earlier this year, and although I’ve never been much for comps and mixtapes, I found what BWH had put together to be deeply compelling and required listening for any music enthusiast.

BWH MUSIC GROUP: https://www.bwhmusicgroup.com/

0 hype is a rapper who doesn’t need much of an introduction if you’ve been keen on the international hip-hop scene in the last year. His collaboration with Chris Chand, “Ease My Mind,” finds a comfortable home among the other treasures to behold on That Summer, steadily laying down the hottest groove of the year with comfort and ease. It might be a little early in his career to say for certain, but if any of his future work is on par with “Ease My Mind,” 0 hype is destined to be a member of hip-hop’s royal family before his day is done.

O HYPE ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_0hype?lang=en

In his song “All I Need,” Skinny Fresh champions old school beats and giant rhymes intricately strung together to make a sonically elaborate, aesthetically fascinating piece of modern hip-hop. Skinny Fresh perfectly balances out the dark psychedelia of 0 hype with this open flow style hit that further emphasizes the tremendous diversity of BWH Music Group’s collection of artists. “All I Need” is hard to categorize, but as anyone who loves good music knows, the best tracks tend to be that way.

SKINNY FRESH: https://www.skinnyfreshmusic.com/

Don’t worry, devout smooth rhythm and blues disciples – That Summer has something for you, too. AntoineRNB turns up the seductive heat with “Let Me Live,” one of his most mature singles to date and a required staple of this record. Anyone who has ever felt all of the relentless stress of love and lust will connect with AntoineRNB’s soulful, articulate lyrics and melody that refuses to give up. “Let Me Live” isn’t just the sexiest jam on That Summer, it may well be the soul ballad of the year.

ANTOINERNB ON SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/50U6EQpOMSqFLk6uZyIGTL

If you’re a true hip-hop or R&B fan, you’re already aware of the value of a really solid mix. Some of our all-time favorite artists have been discovered this way, and some of our all-time favorite songs are first given life in this format. BWH Music Group delivers all the artistry of a street level, DIY compilation in a singular, polished format that is so easy to digest that it tends to feel more like a summer music festival than it does a handful of studio tracks. That’s a difficult feat to accomplish, but for this record label, it’s just another day in the music business.

Troy Johnson

Nick Andre – “Guns” & “L.A.’s On Fire”

Nick Andre – “Guns” & “L.A.’s On Fire”

YANDEX: https://music.yandex.com/artist/1180405

“Guns”, the first of Nick Andre’s two new singles we’re discussing, isn’t a bountiful musical feast and its primary element is the vocal track. Andre surprises listeners a bit with the chorus as the vocals cop a near R&B/gospel feel squarely at odds, yet remarkably sympathetic in this instance, with the solidly rap vocals during the song’s verses. The intensity is palpable despite this seemingly oddball marriage of styles. Andre’s ideas for the song are uniformly strong; a good example of that is how the chorus vocals swell when they return following the conclusion of the verses. Much of the song is built around this near acapella approach and the percussion gives it increased urgency. His production choices in that area are equally keen; the drums underline every vocal nuance in both styles.

The lyrics for both songs go in hard for social criticism, but it isn’t ideology or dogma. It’s a hard-boiled, cynical point of view Andre brings to both of these songs and they couldn’t be any more relevant in American life circa 2018, but they work in concert with their musical settings rather than reducing the arrangements to mere afterthoughts serving as vehicles for the song’s lyrical broadsides. The second single reviewed here, “L.A.’s On Fire”, doubles down on the darkness of the first song with a song that portrays the City of Angels teetering, both lyrically and musically, on the brink of an abyss from which there is no coming back.

The production does an outstanding job of scene setting. “L.A.’s On Fire” is a much busier number than the first song, but Andre’s efforts are never overwrought and the theatrical quality it assumes thanks to tastefully chosen sound effects doesn’t strain its credibility with listeners. The percussion isn’t as prominent as we hear with “Guns”, but it helps enhance the song’s overarching mood and provides the synthesizer and electronic effects a strong rhythm over which they weave their colors. If this song has a color, it’s blood red and the walls seem to be closing in on you from the first, but it’s a short track running a little less than two and a half minutes and never oppressive.

The simple, insistent qualities of the song’s chorus and the effects placed on some of the vocals give the track a tortured quality – like it’s a message from the front lines of an inferno. It’s a quality defining both of these singles. “Guns” and “L.A.’s on Fire” is music of the moment that never shrinks away from the moment nor its place in the unending struggle to make sure the voices of those observing this violence and decay can be heard. Nick Andre demands to be heard; you can’t deny him. His latest two singles should go a long way towards solidifying his reputation as one of the most creative artists working in modern music today.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nickandreofficial/

Troy Johnson

Lauria releases new single “Losing Me”

Lauria releases new single “Losing Me”

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/458CJTG8yYOW0KReIr5ivr

Florie-Laure “Lauria” Zadigue Dubé, from Montreal, CA, debut single release “Losing Me,” is a remarkably well-written, produced and arranged track, especially for the first release. Having grown up around music via her uncle’s basement studio, it’s no wonder the song is so good because Lauria is certainly no stranger to music. The track shows so much promise it is bound to reach the masses in no time flat. It’s that fantastic for numerous reasons, starting with her hypnotic vocal delivery and ending with the right beats and melodies to round out what is ultimately a hot new single in which she can be proud.

Not much else is known about Lauria, but with enough push this single could take off in a big way and put this wonderful singer on world stages where she belongs. Sometimes an artist is happy to just exist, but you can also sometimes hear the passion so much there is no doubting the aim is reaching for the sky. This isn’t a song to hide, it begs to be heard again and again, which hints to the fact that it plays endlessly well on loop setting. It’s great for cruising the car, the poolside or just kicking back to around the house and those are some of what marks a great song today.

The lyrics explore how she doesn’t care what others want when it comes town to talk, leaving it up to walking instead. The vocals are cool because they come in one tone and end in another, applying a double tracking that sounds almost conversational. This is a clever styling that hopefully sticks around in her work, it’s a great use of the vocal chords and sometimes even sounds like two different singers singing at each other. I find that to be one of the most impressive things about “Losing Me.” It’s a talent that shows Laurie’s singing prowess to be second to none and of the world class variety.

The music is essentially Pop oriented, and it influentially falls somewhere in the territory of Soul bands like T’Pau and PM Dawn ruled the airwaves with in the 90s. The production values check out the same as well, and it’s not hard to compare her to such because she’s of the same ilk. This is not an indie or pedestrian sound, it’s chock full of the right stuff any truly great Pop and Soul singer is made of to exemplify the artist by her craft. And if more music is coming from Laurie, it’s a good idea to ponder, especially a full-length LP or even an EP release the next time out.

I’d also like to hear Laurie collaborate with someone in the future as well, because she sings great and would easily sound fabulous in any duo setting. You get all of this and more from just one track in what should stand out as a long career ahead for a budding artist with her whole musical life ahead of her. “Losing Me” works on all levels to get Laurie’s music to the proper masses. It’s not every day we hear a potential star in the making, but this is one to watch for.

PANDORA: https://www.pandora.com/artist/lauria/losing-me-single/losing-me/TRzvX4qp6rVfJ92

Troy Johnson

“Thinking” by Edenn

“Thinking” by Edenn

URL: https://edennmusic.com/

“Thinking” is the debut track from Togo-born singer-songwriter, fashion designer, screenwriter and genuine citizen of the world, Edenn. He creates an exceptional listening experience in “Thinking” combining pop-dance, and electronic fusions. Now based in Europe, Edenn wrote the track after a fashion show and the outpouring of love he received. As it stands, not many of us can relate to putting on a fashion show, but nonetheless we often find ourselves in the equally relatable moment of sharing our love and thanks to those closest to us. Edenn seamlessly takes the lead.

I was struck by the sonic bliss in this track. “Thinking” isn’t aggressive or even so chill you feel like you’re labored getting out of the hammock you’re affixed to, rather, the slow-dance vibe. Think Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” It’s as if Edenn has filtered a sunny, beach song with portrait lighting and wide soundscapes. The ‘dripping’ sound of the beat is mesmerizing and oh-so memorable. He uses the feature throughout “Thinking.”

At times the track feels a bit overproduced, but after a few listens, you get past that and start peeling away the extras. Edenn doesn’t have a distinct voice. But, he distinctly moves this song like a journey down the coast, or a slow dance. The grooves move along and patch together tightly. Listen past his voice. It’s not bad, it’s just a bit generic. That sounds harsher than it needs to be. Edenn is unique, but we all know in the world of pop music, that some songs are going to fall into a certain category and some bands are going to sound the same. It’s just going to happen.

Because he’s from Togo, I was hoping to hear more of the traditional blends and musings from the West African nation. Edenn certainly excels at mixing in sounds and measures, but if you’re looking for some spices to your meal, you won’t find the added fixings in “Thinking.” Don’t assume, just go with the flow. Perhaps his journey now leading him to Europe has him more subdued and mellowed.

Fans of Sheeran, Akon, T-Pain, Billy Ocean, Rihanna, Usher and more will dig “Thinking.” I like his pallet – his approach. He really paints a beautiful landscape and foundation and builds upon it in a way that is very modern. He has a bit of the neo soul sound, but mostly pop. I highly recommend Edenn and look forward to more songs from this emerging artist. Word on the street and from his team is that he’s quite a prolific songwriter and has amassed more than 300 songs. Plenty to go around the world, Edenn. Keep ‘em coming.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Edenn/dp/B07D3LSHF1

Troy Johnson

Mike Ra “Dogs”

Mike Ra “Dogs”

The art form of protest music shouldn’t be relegated to strictly coffee house acoustic acts and raucous punk rock units who have no regard for the non-abrasive sensibilities of the current generation of music enthusiasts. When you think about it, music doesn’t even have to challenge the autocratic notion of established order in its lyrics to inspire a rebellion that will change the landscape of pop forever. We’ve seen countless soft rock acts leave an imprint on music that was just as insubordinate in its foundation as some of the raunchiest, most extreme of transmissions from the underground. And yet we still uphold this falsehood, this flat out fallacy, that to affect significant change in your scene, you have to be the loudest voice, the most noticeable explosion in a series of chaotic disasters to really get anyone’s attention enough to make a difference. That’s not only a completely irrelevant and fake news-influenced theory, but it’s dangerous to the development of independent music in the 21st century. “Dogs” the latest output from Canadian rhythmist Mike Ra, doesn’t wear a political motivation on its sleeve, but the overwhelming message in its lyrics is one of individuality and independence that has become synonymous with the current movement of indie rap artists both north and south of the U.S.-Canadian border.

In the opening of “Dogs,” Mike Ra establishes to listeners that he’s here to represent his hometown of Toronto, and if you’re expecting a Drake-inspired track to drop in the bars that follow, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Sure, he’s got the relaxed vibe of the Canadian rap king, but there’s so much less pretentiousness in Mike Ra’s game. That’s the real allure here; we’re listening to an artist who isn’t full of himself, he’s just pleased to be where he’s out, and that humble vibe is enough to carry this track straight to the top if it hits the American radio market at the right moment this summer.

I’m not into calling anything a throwback these days, because when you juxtapose current music with tracks of the past, it’s not much of fair comparison considering the amount of weapons that producers have at their disposal in 2018. But “Dogs” has the same kind of easy listening capacity that late 90’s R&B slash hip-hop crossover jams had, and that doesn’t make this is a recreation or an attempt at reviving a style that doesn’t have any life left in it. What this is, at its center, is a track that continues to carry out the same motivations that those classic tracks had; to penetrate our souls with a consciousness that we don’t live with on a day to day basis without fine art to intervene and provoke deeper thought in our souls. Mike Ra isn’t just writing music to sell records and become a wealthy superstar; he’s trying to act as a shaman for a lost and weary audience desperately in need of a little bit of direction. And frankly, I don’t think we could have asked for more.

Troy Johnson

Popz: “R U Freaky”

Popz: “R U Freaky”

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TRPLEOOOG/

Music industry veteran “Popz” has just dropped a brand new single entitled “R U Freaky”, a song produced and written by the 73 year old seasoned songwriter/ producer/voice coach. Originally from Ohio, Popz , Al Carey, is a member of the Columbus Ohio Music Hall of Fame. Currently based in California, Popz is no stranger to the funk/ R&B genre. His sultry, tenor vocals, and smooth falsetto dominate his new track.

Although Popz is 73 years young, his song is relevant to today’s soul market. With its orgasmic rhythm and beat, this song is radio friendly, fun, dance friendly and all in all a fabulous project. The song starts out with a jazzy flair then proceeds to transform into a up lifting, sexy, funky beat. The clarity of his voice is obvious and the strong lyrics are addictive.

“R U Freaky” is reminiscent of songs of the 70’s in the Funk Era of music. It has been forgotten in the music of today, and Popz releasing this style of music to the masses is refreshing and extremely welcome. It is fun, and reminds me of the days when everyone got together for block parties to have a great time and listen to incredibly good music.

“R U Freaky” is full of excitement, a funk masterpiece with rich, warm, harmonies that envelop the listener in a pleasant way, encapsulating the listener and taking them back to a time when music had feeling, soul and meaning. It immediately wakes the listener in its engaging delivery. I found myself singing along to the chorus halfway through the song. There is an organic feel to the music, and Popz is no stranger to the genre, releasing a single that if released in the seventies would surely go to number one on the charts. With it’s vintage and modern vibe combined, it would be terrific if music fans would open up the idea to allow this incredible song to hit the mainstream radio charts, and expose a younger generation to music that really matters and should never be forgotten. “R U Freaky” is really that good, and Popz is a super talent to be reckoned with. It is admirable how an artist who has been making music for such a long time still has all the talent and drive to continue pursuing his creative ideas and passions.

The song is powerful in an instrumental sense. It’s rhythmic and fun and a generally urbanly fluorescent and effervescent track. You want some really good music… then this one is for you!

The fact that Popz had ” been around”, adds to the elegance and style of his music. It has that once upon a time, I did it then and I’m still doing it now … kind of attitude. “R U Freaky” is a song for everyone, it will sound new to the younger generation, and brings back fond memories for all of us who lived and partied through the Funk Era. Get your copy today!

Troy Johnson

DawgGonDavis drops hot new single

DawgGonDavis drops new single

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.l.davis.948

Musical comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic once said “One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don’t realize there’s a lot of craft behind the comedy.” It is definitely true that if you’re making a joint venture in music and humor, that the music can often get lost in the merriment if you’re not skilled enough for the task. What’s one thing you can do to avoid this unfortunate scenario? Well if you’re Rebecca Rogers Davis, you seek out a prolific producer in Hellmut Wolf, rely on your own knack for reflective self-deprecating comedy and let your talent do the talking, which is exactly what happens (with fantastic results) in her new song “Butt on Fiya.”

Released under the much more epic moniker of Dawg Gone Davis (often shortened to DGD), DGD doesn’t hold back on telling you just exactly what she’s got to shake south of the border in this new single that celebrates the freedom in a life after breast cancer. In addition to being a cancer survivor, up and coming hip-hop star and comedian, DGD is a University of Kansas graduate who works in the IT field as a project manager and has even published three different books; Technicolor Hans! and Other Events, Yo Hans! Sebastian’s Back, and Intergalactic Hans, So Low (all of which are definitely worth taking a peek at in their own right). If all of that weren’t enough, Davis is also an advocate for children, giving all of the money that she makes from her published works and musical recordings to Operation Breakthrough, an organization that provides children living in poverty with a loving, safe and educational environments (to find out more about Operation Breakthrough’s mission and impact, visit their website operationbreakthrough.org). This woman could be the closest thing to a real life super hero that we’ve got in the Midwest, and she doesn’t seem to have any signs of slowing down any time soon, announcing that a full-length record with Hellmut Wolf is already in the works to be released soon.

In a time when we have seen so much debate over the place of women in our society and revolutionary feminism beginning to find its momentum once again, Dawg Gone Davis could not be arriving at a better time to be a champion and example of what a strong, mature woman can accomplish when she sets out to do something. Whether the international hip-hop community is ready for her or not, Davis has vowed to break into the scene and bring her positive and good natured sense of humor with her, which I think fans and critics can both agree is as refreshing as it is urgently needed. You can stay connected with Dawg Gone Davis on her official Facebook page, facebook.com/rebecca.l.davis.948 and check out her new single “Butt on Fiya,” along with her debut release “Middle Age Woman – Hip-Hop Style” now.

Troy Johnson

Vernon Little “The Chance To Tell You”

Vernon Little “The Chance To Tell You”

BEATPORT: https://www.beatport.com/track/the-chance-to-tell-you-original-mix/10235584

Bronx born hip-hop, rap, R&B, Christian Gospel singer Vernon Little has been recording for the last 30 years. His latest single entitled, “The Chance To Tell You” is an urban journey through an old school R&B vibe infused with a gospel twist. It’s marked with a piece of crisp rap, a melodic hook, and an R&B flavor. It also tells a story. His songs are easy to understand, have a message, and can easily be radio friendly, music for the masses. A commendable feat in 2018, making music that is not following the crowd of hip hop artists who all sound exactly the same. This new single is a hit, sounds as if it could have been on top of the Billboard charts in the Golden Age of Hip Hop as well as today…the music is fun, think DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince with a gospel twist. Fun music that you will find yourself trying to rap along after listening a few times, but you will never sound as good as Vernon Little. He can easily rap with the best of the MC’s in the history of music, and if he had a major pushing him he could easily give any of today’s multi-platinum artists a run for their money. Vernon Little has heart, determination, and has created a niche for himself that is unique to only him. Old school fans will recognize the sound, younger music fans will identify with his originality and message to make the world a better place.

Vernon Little has been writing songs since 1985, and recording since 1986. He originally started a group (Def Duo)’ but then decided to go solo in 1989. It is clear that the artist is a seasoned performer. His heart is in his song. His soul is in his rhyming. His genres encompass a wide range of different personas including, rap, hip-hop, R&B, soul, pop hip -hop and urban funk. His new EP is called “Double Minded”, and was released this past February. Aside from his newest single just released, the EP contains 3 other tracks. “I Love Hip Hop” which is my own personal favorite. The beat is contagious, as he talks about everyone from Ludacris to Eminem. This rap commingled with pop at its very best. “Double Minded 2” is filled with brass, beat, and lots of funk. “One Day At A Time”, once again is funky yet pop oriented….

If you like pop, hip- hop, funk and lots of emotional soul, this EP is a must. Vernon Little will be performing on May 11 at 6:00 pm in Newark Symphony Hall. I’m positive it will be a performance to remember. You can tell that the artist truly enjoys writing and performing his creations …I would recommend “The Chance To Tell You” as well as the entire EP “Double Minded” to everyone who is a fan of hip hop. Well produced, great rapping, and Vernon Little is an amazing talent that deserves to be heard.

Troy Johnson