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Ricky and Mark Live @ Tractor Tavern video

Remember Ricky and Mark (@rickypharoe @Gajamagic)? Of course you do! Since posting their "House Keys" music video, they recently and officially met up for the first time and performed their first show as a duo. Below, you'll find a 7-minute video of live...
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NINETAILS: Quiet Confidence

NINETAILS is a trio from Liverpool who's latest release, Quiet Confidence, dropped in March on Pond Life. The band consists of Jake King, Jordan Balaber and Phillip Morris. The first half of their Quiet Confidence EP reminds me of Prince and Sade at times...
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Cassie Steele: Mad

The multi-talented Cassie Steel dropped her new single Mad on April 1, 2014. This would be the Toronto-born singer, songwriter and actress' first music release since her 2012 EP SHIFTY. Mad,  produced by Neff-U (Ne-Yo, New Edition, Eminem and 50 cent)  is...
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J.Lately – “Make. Believe.” video

J.Lately is all up on CrayonBeats today, as I just posted his "Roses" single! The first music video from his upcoming album is for the title track "Make. Believe." Produced by Jansport J, with punchy drums and playfully sweet piano keys, the song is short in...
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J.Lately – “Roses” (ft Grynch)

Almost a week ago, J.Lately (@JustLately) released the first single from his forthcoming album Make. Believe. Produced by The Blacksmiths, "Roses" has a lovely, head-nodding backdrop of dusty drums, delicate xylophone notes, and light synth lines. It's an...
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Lykke Li – “No Rest For The Wicked” video

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li (@LykkeLi) is back on her game, my friends! Having not released an album in a little over 3 years, she is returning with a brand new album on May 5th! Titled I Never Learn, the third studio album is releasing via LL...
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Takticz – “Erotic City” (Prince cover)

Sacramento-based rapper/singer Takticz (@Takticz) is the newest and youngest member of N-Crowd Entertainment (home to R&B singer Maryann and producer N8 The Gr8). It's funny that I opened this song in my inbox today when I was listening to the original,...
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Zion I – “Supreme” video

Back in January, Zion I (@zioni) dropped an EP called The Masters of Ceremony. I must've slept on that one, though, because I didn't know about it until today after watching the music video for their song "Supreme." The anthemic verses about unity and...
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Graves 33 – “The End of Time”

Happy belated birthday to Graves 33 (@Graves33)! As a gift to himself, he dropped a new song last week, called "The End of Time." Anthemic beat produced by AMFM (aka "Urrks" of The GNU Deal), it finds Graves spitting that true speak about rappers that get...
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FS Green – “Gowtu” EP

On April 11th, Amsterdam producer FS Green (@FSGreen) released a new EP, called Gowtu. Meaning "Gold" in Surinamese, the 6-track project was inspired by the country and culture of Surinam. It's richly layered with upbeat, danceable percussion rhythms, heavy...