Dani Leigh going with "The Plan"

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Drop: November 30, 2018

Label: Def Jam

Title: The Plan

Genre: Hip Hop / Rap

Tracks: 13 tracks / 36 minutes

Tour Dates Here

Our thoughts:  

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Monday is looking according to “The Plan” just as DaniLeigh intended. Since emerging into the spotlight Dani has stayed undeniable herself. From her epic dance moves to consistent growth in music she is disrupting the industry, and making sure your remember her name. With features like YG, YBN Nahmir, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and even her brother Bill$ she is a force to be reckoned with. “The Plan” stays consistent with Dani’s bouncy yet focused personality that she depicts to her fans through her socials. She takes us through a nostalgic journey with 90’s influence of R&B, while keeping relevance with innovative Hip Hop sounds.

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DaniLeigh, is expressing a side we never heard before as she slows things down for us on, “Do It To Me”, “Family Only”, and “Blue Chips”. She embraces her melodic voice, and never disappoints when she puts her words in motion for us to listen to. DaniLeigh is here to inspire and speak to us while embracing her Spanish speaking roots with, “Yo No Se”. DaniLions, are in for a treat from beginning to close of an undeniable plan she is sharing with the world.

What did you think of “The Plan”? Leave a comment below and let us know. While you think about it, check out the official music video by one of our favorite talented photographer/Videographers, DIVAD Creatives! (all photos by Divad Creatives)


Moody Monday: Amalia Watty

Amalia Watty

It was a late night and I wasn't feeling the greatest so I went to SoundCloud to find something that would lift my spirits. It was after a deep hole of searching for New York musicians and feel-good tunes that I stumbled upon Amalia Watty's "Cry Sometimes". 

To my surprise, a beautiful Carribean soul started singing the exact words I needed to hear. Her voice was uplifting with positive versus taking you on a journey to watch the colorful sunset on the sorrows of yesterday while making your way through a field of sunflowers guiding you through the road ahead. 

Amalia Watty's voice so strongly captivates the listener and has been described as "one of those voices you don't forget". Watty's classy, cool and collected spirit makes you want to dance alongside her as she sings and roams through New York City. Her voice, similar to Corrine Bailey Rae with a sprinkle of Amy Winehouse, soulful and powerful, reaches the deepest parts of the listener through her magnified vocals made to touch your heart. 

Listen to her song and watch the music video here: 

SHAGGY IS BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE LISTEN UP!

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 "Why" comes shortly after Shaggy released his brassy reggae record with Sting, "Don't Make Me Wait." The surprise duo are gearing up to release their collaborative album, 44/876 via A&M/Interscope Records. After a string of performances and appearances on the 60th Anniversary Grammy Awards and Good Morning America, the two Grammy winners will embark on a European tour this summer.

Our wellness is under "Pressure"

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Imagine a night at a house party with the likes of private rooms where you can partake in a rendezvous of your choosing, with your favorite designer drug to indulge in. What would you do? Who will you be with? Where will it take you?

Monk and Ziina bring to you that "Pressure", with visuals, by Eleven SixtySix, and it will make you feel the high. With a blurry depiction of what seems to be Monk and Ziina taking a pill, as her voice seductively sings to Monk to "get high". Monk jumps in with a powerful verse stating the truths behind the peer pressures of "getting high just to feel good". 

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The duos story line is well showcased through the flashy transitions that make you feel like you're under an influence. Ziina plays the part of "party girl" who provocatively influences the "cool" of taking drugs. Meanwhile, Monk's character goes through a series of events that display his party character, the effects of being under influence, and his final phase of rejecting the lifestyle of "gettin high just to be cool" all together.  

As a new memeber of sober life, I am touched by the raw story telling through monk's powerful lyricism while the displays of characters that transform from high to sober. Take a moment to watch the video and tell us what you think by commenting below.  

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Understanding the anxiety behind 2er0 Pati3nce with Don Mykel

Don Mykel

Who’s going to maintain the quality of Hip Hop in 2018?

Don Mykel carved his mark into the New Year, releasing a seventeen minute EP titled, “2er0 Pati3ce.” Mykel’s first release since 2017’s “Infinite,” “2er0 Pati3ce” is a 5 track record anxious en route to reach the top of the charts.

Hailing from Harlem, Don Mykel has life to hype and keep you growing. Swiftly evolving artistry and Mykel’s continuing ambition to raise the bar undeniably shows a want to connect with listeners.

Follow up to soyyomag.com for exclusives on what Don Mykel has cooking.

Check out the new album here and comment below how the message affects your day.

Love and Grow are the "Things We Do"

The “Things We Do”, single is an introduction to a collaborative EP, “i am u”, between Akinyemi and ATELLER. The Tel Aviv native ATELLER produces a beat so fitting for the Akinyemi and Leuca collaboration in “The Things We Do”. The wavey introduction is kindly accompanied by the soft harmonies of New York-based, singer and rapper, Leuca that is later met with Akinyemi’s verse so eloquently in flow.

The song depicts romance and growth between lovers. Leuca seduces us with his soft singing, while Akinyemi makes us fall in love with his poetry and ensures “resurrecting healing” through the journey of love. The duo so perfectly captures the maturity of love over lust, while crafting a song that should be added to every date night playlist.

Here’s what they had to say about their latest release:

Leuca states:
“I think what I was trying to articulate was the importance of authentic growth with another person. Growing together but growing the correct way & being intentional in love. Being focused can do a lot between two people. Time can’t heal and we won’t be here forever so let’s effectively use the time we have.”


Akinyemi states:
"In my verse, I touched on how we grow with other people through memories. 'I send them back a credential that Men in Black couldn't get to', essentially means that our memories are our main essence and being. As we grow, no one can take that from us. Memories can be put in the background of our consciousness, but they won't ever be forgotten."

ATELLER states:
"yo it's a vibe, a feel-good song, you know? I feel like I'm driving down the PCH. Woooooooo"

*goes back into room and makes beats*

Listen to the full song on Spotify here. Subscribe here for more news on the upcoming EP. Let us know what you think by commenting below.

The Things We Do - Leuca & Akinyemi

 


 

Wale's got that "Staying Power"

Listen to Wale's new song "Staying Power."

Staying Power - Wale

Wale has always kept it low key but when he gives us a dose of his soul it definitely has that "Staying Power"! Less than a month after his last release, Wale blesses us with his newest single that calls out the industry while staying true to his craft by spitting a conscious flow. 

Wale recently went independent and has three releases in 2018, and it's not even March yet! Does this mean we can anticipate a full EP or a huge project on the way!? I hope so because we need a little bit more real in the rap game. "You rapper n*ggas ain't rapping good," and I agree that there is a majority of mainstream music that is lacking substance. I find myself constantly questioning why these clout pioneering rappers take over most streaming sites with basic music. Is our generation lacking the ability to listen?

Personally, I have been around too many people working on getting the right pictures for the socials that they tend to neglect to work on mastering their artistry. Wale says it perfectly, "how you got a landlord and a Lambo." Makes you think about how this quick rise to fame and money makes people buy these big toys but forget to invest in providing the basic necessity of a roof over their head. Regardless of the call out to those not utilizing their platform in the best way, I can definitely say Wale is not one to let the current state of events stop him!  

The "Staying Power" single is a perfect song to get you going and keep grinding.

"Paranoid so I'm drinking heavy
Hearing voices so I don't sleep heavy
Had a choice I could turn her back
I be running back for a team or something
Kick return wide receiver money "

Check out the full song here

 

CODES Delivers A House Party With a Dose of Vinyl Scratching

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With the Pleasure Tour coming to a close, Codes delivered a night of trap-house beats for his local New Yorkers to dance along. On Thursday, RVDIOVTIVE curated a line up to move your soul. 

The night started with traditional Guacamole before it was time for Codes to dominate Goodroom, and deliver the rarely mastered vinyl scratching that perfectly flows through the house party.  Listen to the latest EP release - Meditation, here: