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R&B Crooner @OmarWilson Releases Love Song Remix....

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Soul singer Omar Wilson is back with a new single release. The track “Love Song” has already been heating the airwaves, and he’s now back with an all-new remix featuring none other than T-Barz!

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 "Love Song" is lifted from Omar Wilson's critically-acclaimed recently released debut album, "Living Legend", via the Orchard/Sony/BSE Recordings imprint. "LOVE SONG", the original version and remix version, are both available on all streaming and download platforms now. "The song speaks about the journey of the ups and downs of being in a relationship, but understanding that regardless of what...we are going to make it happen and hold each-other down," mentions Omar.

OMAR WILSON was just recently nominated at the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding New Artist and is readying to hit the road on a national tour in support of the "Living Legend" album. Last year, Omar Wilson reached the #1 spot on the Amazon.com R&B Charts with his rendition of the classic, "It's A Man's World", maintaining the position for (3) consecutive weeks. Omar Wilson also made his Essence Music Festival debut in 2018 to rave reviews.

On "Living Legend", soul-music aficionados are treated to a full-course experience filled with the classic and familiar sounds from yester-year, blended-in with some of today’s hip-hop and R&B flow, sprinkled with love and passion, while wrapped-up in the soulty and raspiness of Omar’s voice. “This project was a year in the making and I wanted to make certain that this album embodied organic truisms of music from the greats of yesterday, while keeping it real for the listeners of today. I wanted this album to showcase the remarkable vocal prowess that Omar is quite unique in delivering. Living Legend will stand the test of time,” says Lou Humphrey – CEO of BSE Recordings.

A few highlights on “Living Legend” includes the introductory song, “Find A Way”. A hard hitting soulful blues song where the movement is reminiscent of classics done by great artists like Aretha Franklin. It's a story about my up-bringing, watching my families struggle, inspired me to "Find A Way" out of the struggle. The Song “96”, is a Pop/R&B radio-friendly mid tempo song co-Written by R&B Legend Keith Sweat. "96" is about a man in a relationship asking his lady to go back in time to the beginning when the romance was brand new. Then of course there is the rendition of, the classic “It’s A Man’s World”, originally recorded by The God-Father of Soul, James Brown, "I recorded this song with Al Green’s original Hi Records Band in Memphis, TN at Royal Studios. It was a moving experience and a highlight in my career,” adds Omar. "The One", is a sultry and sensual song with a nostalgic feeling of Marvin Gaye that also embodies various dance elements such as salsa and two-step. This album also includes my latest single "Love Song", a mid-tempo R&B Groove dedication that confesses the greatest love a man could have for a woman.

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“LIVING LEGEND” Tracklisting:
1. Find A Way
2. Dream Come True
3. It’s A Man’s World
4. 96
5. Got Ya Sayin’
6. Sounds That You Make
7. She Got It
8. Smokin’ On You
9. The One
10. Ain’t Nobody
11. Pull Up
12. Baby
13. A Million Ways
14. Love Song
15. Get To Know You
16. It’s Possible
17. A Change Is Gonna Come

Sons 2 The Grave [ @sons2thegrave ] is On The Way....

Sons 2 The Grave [ @sons2thegrave ] is On The Way....

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The compelling, emotional, & gritty must-see film @sons2thegrave is on the way!  The movie's message brings home the times we live in and the responsibilities we have to them. As @mtv award Winning @DJHoliday makes clear in the film "We are our Brother's Keeper." The film stars @atlanticrecords Recording Artist Trevor Jackson, @Naacpimageawards nominated Actors Darrin D. Henson, Algee Smith, NAACP Image Award Winner Justin Martin, @televisionacad Winning Actor GregAlan Williams, Brad James, Maria Howell, Messiah Harris, and Ajiona Alexus. Sons 2 The Grave is produced by Have Faith Productions. 


Reggae Superstar Mighty Mystic (@MightyMystic) Releases New Album ‘Enter the Mystic’ Feb. 1, 2019...

Reggae Superstar Mighty Mystic (@MightyMystic) Releases New Album ‘Enter the Mystic’ Feb. 1, 2019...

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Fans have long-awaited the release of new material from Reggae superstar Mighty Mystic! The much buzzed about album Enter the Mystic drops on February 1, 2019. Led by the popular single ‘Salt’, Enter the Mystic is an extraordinary album filled with powerful and captivating songs made by one of the most talented artists around.

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Kicking off the release, which to date is his fourth, Mighty Mystic has upcoming shows at:

Aura in Portland, ME on Friday, February 1, 2019

Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo, NY on Sunday, February 3, 2019

 

About Mighty Mystic

Mighty Mystic is an impressive musical talent in the reggae scene nationally and internationally as an extraordinary singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Kevin Mark Holness, better known as reggae star Mighty Mystic is the younger brother of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Mighty Mystic is a soulful singer, has a magnificent musical range, and exudes strong vocal chops throughout his music. He is set to release his fourth album Enter the Mystic on February 1, 2019. He has achieved international and national stardom with his third album The Art of Balance and the preceding album Concrete World that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number six and his breakout album Wake Up World with "Revolution," to "Riding on the Clouds" and "Original Love" and "Slipped Away" with appearances from Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. All three albums reached the Billboard Top 10 Reggae Chart. Mighty Mystic's music has captured the attention of a wide range of fans nationwide and internationally including a rare opportunity to perform at Rebel Salute, one of the greatest festivals in Jamaica and is listed in Billboard Magazine's top festivals in the Caribbean capturing the heart of thousands of reggae lovers and music fans from around the world. Mighty Mystic has shared the stage with reggae's biggest names such as Steel Pulse, Damian Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Lee Scratch Perry, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, The Wailers, Shaggy, Collie Buddz, Sean Paul, Badfish, Dirty Heads, SOJA, John Brown's Body, Luciano, Third World, Freddie McGregor, and Capleton. Mighty Mystic and his music exudes peace, love, struggle, perseverance, and harmony. Mighty Mystic's 2016 release of The Art of Balance album garnered international and national success. Jamaican born, Massachusetts-based reggae star Mighty Mystic has been featured in international and national media including radio and TV.

Visit Mighty Mystic at www.mightymystic.com and follow @MightyMystic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Reggae Queen Etana (@EtanaStrongOne) Receives Grammy Nod for ‘Reggae Forever’...

Reggae Queen Etana (@EtanaStrongOne) Receives Grammy Nod for ‘Reggae Forever’...

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Reggae queen Etana is breaking records again, with her 5th studio effort, "Reggae Forever." The smash album is being recognized with a Grammy nomination.

Etana stands as the first African American female in 21 years to be nominated in the Best Album category for Reggae. Her standout sound blends Roots Reggae with flavors of Folk, Soul, and Jazz. The Reggae Forever album is distributed by Tad's Records.

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 “Reggae Forever” debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Charts, and has achieved both international and national success since it’s release. Etana is one of those artists who stands out in all areas. She continues to grow and be innovative with each release of her music.

Etana also breaks the record as the first female with back-to-back top albums on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The last time a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol received a nomination.

“Reggae Forever” is available at digital retailers including iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reggae-forever/1337551717

Check out the music video from Etana's single "Spread Love" from the Reggae Forever album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZftuxaI8b8

For more information on Etana, visit www.etanathestrongone.com and Facebook @OneEtana and Instagram @EtanaStrongOne and Twitter @EtanaStrongOne

NEWS: Singer & Songwriter @Ameriie Returns With Not One, But TWO New Albums....

NEWS: Singer & Songwriter @Ameriie Returns With Not One, But TWO New Albums....

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It’s been 9 long years since we last heard a full-length project from singer & songwriter Ameriie. Well wait no more; Ameriie, best known for her uber-successful single “1 Thing” from the motion picture Hitch starring Will Smith & Kevin James, has released two new projects. After posting a message via social media hinting to new music on October 17, 4AM Mulholland & After 4AM, packaged as a double LP, was released October 19.

This release also marks Ameriie’s second independent project; the first being her 2016 EP Drive. This new project is now available for download via Apple Music, itunes Google Play Music, Spotify, and all other streaming outlets.

NEWS: Mya Drops New Video; G.M.O. [Got My Own]... @myaplanet9

NEWS: Mya Drops New Video; G.M.O. [Got My Own]... @myaplanet9

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On the heels of her successful eighth album, T.K.O., singer & songwriter Mya has dropped a new video for her latest single, “G.M.O. [Got My Own]”. Released officially as a single (and not featured on T.K.O.) August 31, the song has been steadily climbing to the top of the list in terms of fan-favorites. Featuring Tink and produced by MyGuyMars, the single is available for purchase via itunes and Google Play Music, and streamable via Spotify. Check the video out below…

Mya | G.M.O. [Got My Own]

R&B VOCALIST AND SONGWRITER ANTONIO RAMSEY ( @iamaramsey ) ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT EP, "FUNKTRAP: THE UNVEILING".  THE UNVEILING WILL BE GLOBALLY RELEASED ON OCTOBER 11th, 2018....

R&B VOCALIST AND SONGWRITER ANTONIO RAMSEY ( @iamaramsey ) ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT EP, "FUNKTRAP: THE UNVEILING". THE UNVEILING WILL BE GLOBALLY RELEASED ON OCTOBER 11th, 2018....

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 (New York, NY - September 20th, 2018) - R&B crooner, Antonio Ramsey proudly announces the release of his highly anticipated EP, "

Funktrap: The Unveiling

".  The six-song funk-trap-vibe-filled body of work will be released globallyon October 11th, via all steaming outlets. Earlier this summer, Antonio released the in-your-face single, "Trash" to rave reviews.  Prior to that, he introduced the smash and well received song, "Rituals".


FunkTrap: “The Unveiling” is the product of determination, Faith and not giving AF! I wanted to create something that felt authentic to me that other people in the world could relate and rock to,” says Antonio.  “Whether it’s the guy that caught his girl banging on his Gucci throw, or the girl who wants to know what the hell happens to y’all Rituals. There’s something for everybody and I’m glad to finally be sharing FunkTrap with the world!” he adds.


The Unveiling track breakdown


"FUNKTRAP: THE UNVEILING" Tracklisting:

1. Skurt Skurt featuring Hopp

2. Rituals

3. Trash

4. Swim

5. 2 Way Street

6. All Night Long

 

In other exciting news, Antonio Ramsey will be gracing the cover of the next issue of U.G. Digital Magazine. look for the new issue to drop in mid October!


Antonio Ramsey aka Mr. Funk Trap is currently on the road on the highly energetic "TheUnveiling" promotional tour in in support of the upcoming EP release; stops include; New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Chicago, just to name a few.


"Antonio Ramsey, an acoustic amalgam of southern swag via his Miami roots and Atlanta affiliation, with easy West Coast vibes" - Upscale Magazine

BSE RECORDINGS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF FEMALE HIP-HOP RECORDING ARTIST @TBARZZZZ DEBUT ALBUM “GENESIS”.  “GENESIS” WILL BE GLOBALLY RELEASED ON OCTOBER 12th, 2018....

BSE RECORDINGS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF FEMALE HIP-HOP RECORDING ARTIST @TBARZZZZ DEBUT ALBUM “GENESIS”. “GENESIS” WILL BE GLOBALLY RELEASED ON OCTOBER 12th, 2018....

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(New York, NY – September 20, 2018) – BSE Recordings proudly announces the release of female Hip-Hop recording artist, T BARZ’s debut album, “GENESIS”. The highly anticipated album will be globally released on October 12th, 2018, via the BSE Recordings imprint. In support of the upcoming release of "Genesis”, T BARZ stopped by CBS9 Great Day Washington TV morning show and performed the uplifting song, "Won't Be Long" lifted from the "Genesis" album.

*** CBS9 Great Day Washington Performance clip) - https://www.wusa9.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/great-daywashington/from-poetry-to-musical-lyrics-with-t-barz/65-8257713


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T BARZ has been making a mark in the Hip-hop world by slowly creating buzz surrounding her freestyle skills. The Alabama-born emcee is a force to be reckoned with. This past summer, T BARZ kicked-off her weekly freestyle series, “Barz on Thursdays”, and every week she kept listeners and hip-hop aficionado’s wanting more. The time has come for the world to get a taste of this lyrical queen.

This has been something that I’ve wanted the world to hear for years. When I first started working on the album, I knew I wanted the end result to be what it is today. Genesis is me…from beginning to end and I am very proud of the work we have put into this project. A representation of me in music form with a bit of something for everyone to enjoy and relate,” says T Barz. “The unique album cover also symbolizes what this album means to me. The beginning. With this being my debut album, I wanted to come from the bottom and blossom into this beautiful tree filled with life. The graphic artist was able to bring my ideas and vision to life and I could not be happier,” adds Barz.

Standout tracks on “Genesis” includes the title track, “Genesis” where T Barz just simply flows on the track with no hooks, just barz. “The Life” is a vibe song as Barz was inspired by an almost summer day, 70 degrees to be exact, top down while riding on an old-school ride driving through the neighborhood thinking about those goals that you want to accomplish. Then, there is “The Illest”, the in-your-face song where Barz proves why she calls herself the illest lyrically and no one can tell her otherwise. On “Bottles” she touches on a topic that affects many of us in the community. Alcoholism. She lends her experiences on what she has witnessed with others and simply shares a word of encouragement to those that are facing this battle or have faced it in the past. “Won’t Be Long”, is what she calls her “healing song”. It’s the song that lets you know that in due time, things will be just fine, and no matter how long you think it takes, it will be fine.

“GENESIS” Tracklisting:

1.Genesis

2.No Label

3.The Life

4.Two Way

5.Get It Girl

6.The Illest

7.Bama Flow

8.I Wanna

9.Dunno Why

10.Flexin’

11.Bottles

12.Won’t Be Long


"BARZ ON THURSDAYS" (Freestyle Series Links):

* "HIP-HOP" (Freestyle #1) - https://youtu.be/SaGkWkCqQPE

* "FACT & FICTION" (Freestyle #2) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XVVgPFTXIc

* "1998" (Freestyle #3) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epnJ-8-SPy8

* "FRIENDS" (Freestyle #4/J COLE cover) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCPr_WxJl8

* "JORDAN 88" (Freestyle #5) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DosaBwJmJzM

* "TASTE" (Freestyle #6) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9jXThKT2vI

* "QUEEN TALK" (Freestyle #7) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTo5OSicNi0


ABOUT T BARZ:

Born and raised in Mobile Alabama, Felecia Nichole Tunstall musically known as T Barz realized her gift of writing in 2009 when she started writing poems which turned into spoken word that she performed at local functions. Within the past 5 years Barz has gotten more in tuned with turning her spoken words into musical pieces. She is overall multi-talented with paid skills in acting and dancing with styles in Hip Hop and Lyrical. T Barz is a triple threat with a strong work ethic. Her lyrics speak on her life experiences in music, hip-hop, love, personal struggles and victories. Her message is both powerful and positive. Last fall, T Barz released her debut single, "Flexin" to great success topping the Rap/Hip-hop charts at #1 for (3) consecutive weeks.

Get ready for a queen to claim her throne in the hip hop world!

Swizz Beatz Drops Visual for New Single, “Pistol On My Side” feat. @liltunechi ...

Swizz Beatz Drops Visual for New Single, “Pistol On My Side” feat. @liltunechi ...

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Just as Swizz Beatz promised, he’s released a video for the new single, “Pistol On My Side“, featuring Lil’ Wayne. The single is set to appear on Swizz’ long-awaited album, “Poison”, which should be dropping soon! With Wayne lacing the track, and Alicia on keys (you just need to see it...), it’s cerrtainly a sign of greatness to come in this new release. Check it out below, and post your thoughts...

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RIP @MacMiller ...

RIP @MacMiller ...

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 - As you’ve likely seen by now in the news, we’ve lost yet another musical icon to drugs. This time, it’s 26 year old Philadelphia rapper Mac Miller. This is a tragedy in the worst, and not just in terms of the loss suffered by the entertainment community. A lot of people are affected by this senseless death; that obviously being family and friends. Young people today are suffering from so many things and in so many ways it’s ridiculous, but let’s be clear. It’s not a generational thing; this has been going on for years and years and years ... on top of years. Many are quick to say it’s our generation, or it’s the younger generation, but that’s just not true. Of course, that doesn’t make it any better. Many are often using drugs to mask the effects of things they’re dealing with, but we have to find a way to help them see that it’s just not the way. Now, being clear, I have no clue if he was in a depressed state and using drugs for that purpose, or what his reasoning was. It doesn’t change the fact that we need to get in touch with our true emotions, and seek the right kind of help if it is the case. Secondly, we have a lot of people who are around us when things are good and when trouble comes, they all disperse. Looking at Miller’s social media in the wake of his passing, so many are commenting on how he was they’re “brother” and how close they were, how they just talked, or toured together, or whatever. So the question arises; why are they not being truthful with him and working to show him the right way? Why are they not trying to steer him away from drugs? Are they using too? Who knows, maybe someone was in his ear, but chances are a little slim. Typically, celebs have “yes-men” in their corner who tell them what they want to hear as opposed to what they need to hear, so it’s hard to tell. One thing is for certain: he’s gone now, and it didn’t have to be this way. Just an amazing talent, and more importantly, an amazing human being gone. One can only hope that things will get better and people will begin to stick together and help each other through these types of struggles. What are your thoughts?

Ruben Studdard Announces the Recent Passing of His Older Brother....

Ruben Studdard Announces the Recent Passing of His Older Brother....

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May 30, 2018 - Birmingham, AL - In sad news, singer and songwriter Ruben Studdard has announced the unimaginable tragedy in the recent passing of his brother, Kevin Studdard. Many American Idol fans got a chance to meet and become acquainted with Kevin Studdard while Ruben was on the 2nd season of the show.

Kevin was with Ruben all the way from auditions to the final show.  "My brother is and will always be a part of my life.  He was one of my biggest fans, supporters, confidant and best friend."  "I do not know what the future holds, but we will keep moving as only he would want me to do.  I ask all my friends and fans to please keep the Studdard Family in prayer as we go through this very difficult time."

Kevin Studdard had just turned 44 years old in May 20, only a week before his untimely death.

[ARTIST FEATURE] BROOK BROVAZ - THE OVERSTANDING!

[ARTIST FEATURE] BROOK BROVAZ - THE OVERSTANDING!

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Come along on the journey of Brook Brovaz, who after establishing themselves as super producers within the industry, and shifting over to the artists' side with the release of their new album, The Producer's Perspective. 

Check out their feature by clicking HERE!

New Issue of U.G. Digital Mag Slated to Release April 30!

New Issue of U.G. Digital Mag Slated to Release April 30!

U.G. Digital Mag: Joi Gilliam

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The time has quickly come for a new issue of U.G. Digital Mag! Boasting cover stories with media maven Diamond P. and soul musician and veteran Dungeon Family alum Joi Gilliam, Vol, 2 Issue 7 is already being touted as one of our best offerings to date. 

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Others featured in this new double-cover issue include Chanté Moore, newly-coined reality tv fixture Chitoka Light, Amartré Productions, and much more. Also highlighted in this edition is the return of the popular column Legendary, in which we pay honor to one of many of our entertainment legends. 

Vol. 2 Issue 7 will be available in digital newsstands April 30, in addition to availability via www.UGDIGITAL.com and the Urban Grandstand Digital mobile app experience. Single issues and subscriptions are available in all platforms. For more information, visit www.UGDIGITAL.com.

NEWS: @Beyonce Announces New Grant Program Aimed at HBCUs...

NEWS: @Beyonce Announces New Grant Program Aimed at HBCUs...

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April 18, 2018 - Fresh off her epic performance for this year's Coachella, Beyoncé has announced that four Historically Black Colleges & Universities will receive the newly-established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. The schools are to include Bethune-Cookman University, Wilberforce University, Xavier University, and Tuskegee University. 

The new grant program was organized directly through Beyoncé's BeyGOOD initiative, and will award winners with a $25,000 grant toward their education expenses. The program will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender. "We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," states Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD. "We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students."

Disciplines being awarded will include literature, creative arts, African-American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. All applicants are required to maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5. All finalists and winners will be selected by the universities, and winners will be announced this summer. 

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj is Back With Two New Singles...

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj is Back With Two New Singles...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - New York - Rap star Nicki Minaj has been out of the limelight for the last few months, as she's been working diligently on new material for her fans. The rap queen has stepped out of the darkness with two new singles. Listen below to "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz", and comment back on what you think of the new singles....

 

NEWS: @IAmCardiB Breaks Apple Music Streaming Record....

NEWS: @IAmCardiB Breaks Apple Music Streaming Record....

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Friday, April 13, 2018 - New York, NY - It's looking like Cardi B has got the world of hip-hop fans in the palms of her hands. Just a week beyond the release of her new album, "Invasion of Privacy", the New York rapper has broken yet another record, this time with Apple Music. The album, since it's release, has streamed more than 100 million times, besting Taylor Swift for the "most first-week streams by a female". "Invasion of Privacy is expected to top the Billboard 200. Cardi B's popularity has soared throughout the past year with release of her music, and the climb shows no sign of slowing any time soon. 

If you haven't had an opportunity to hear the album, you're in luck! We've got a stream below for you. Check it out now!

 

NEW MUSIC: @Iamchantemoore .. "1 of 4"

NEW MUSIC: @Iamchantemoore .. "1 of 4"

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Chanté Moore is back with an all-new bangin' EP, titled "1 of 4". Chanté is delivering some serious heat with this offering, picking right up where she left off with last year's "The Rise of the Phoenix". Check it out below!