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P.U.G. – “Time To Celebrate”

Born and raised in Georgetown Guyana, Olson Van Rossum also known under his musical alias of ‘PUG’ has been fixated by the concept of music since he was young. Now living in New York, Olson is focused on pursuing his dream and creating music that instils happiness, and inspiration.

“I live in New York because it’s a place for many opportunities and people can reach their highest potential.” – ‘PUG’

‘PUG’ claims that living in Guyana and New York has enabled him to get a firmer understanding of life, and the varying differences that both locations offer. Using these experiences, ‘PUG” has been able to use the two location as inspiration for his music, and incorporate the popular and local sounds explored and utilised in both areas.

Growing up ‘PUG’ also found his passion for music at a young age, navigating his passion through both piano and writing – two areas which would remain constant throughout his life.

As COVID-19 hit the music industry, causing hundreds of thousands of creatives to lose their jobs and gigs, many people were forced to resign from their music journey. However, Olson Van Rossum did something completely different – he started his music journey, in the midst of a global pandemic.

Not many people can say that – ever.

As the start of a musician’s career, the first song can either break or start the journey, before it’s even really begun. This is because the first reception received is so important for underground talent, especially those without any previous social media presence or discography.

With ‘Time To Celebrate,’ ‘PUG’ did something completely different; he went for an original take on the hip-hop genre, with a fusion of pop and afro-beat. The originality found within the track sparks a positive conversation, and with a smooth, almost familiar undertone, ‘Time To Celebrate’ is easily a song to fit on your next playlist.

With an uplifting and inspirational message integrated within the track, the song is a stark contrast to the events that the world is currently in – but that is exactly what we need currently. A song that reminds us to remain positive and hopeful for change, even whilst immersed within one of the worst global pandemic’s humanity has faced in centuries. The track also reminds us to celebrate the
everyday achievements, and remember the good experiences.

Jay Morris – “The Ugly Truth” (Album)

Jay Morris is a rising artist from San Diego, California, every chorus, hook, verse, bridge, intro and outro is intimately written. He prides himself on putting passion and thought into every lyric. The self-proclaimed hit maker will not stop until he is on top. As he would say, that’s “Facts”. So check out his latest album entitled “The Ugly Truth”, which is an eight track project lead by the records entitled “Finer Things” and “Fresh Off”.

Prince Dre – “Long Live V.Roy”

Chicago artist Prince Dre releases his official music video for his record dedicated to his friend and Chicago artist King Von entitled “Long Live V.Roy”.

10K Kobee F/ DCG Shun & DCG BSavv – “VLONE”

Chicago artist 10k Kobee releases his motion picture for his record entitled “VLONE” featuring fellow Chicago artists DCG Shun and SCG BSavv, presented by No More Heroes.

Ty Money – “Deadstock” EP

Harvey, Illinois, suburb of Chicago, artist Ty Money releases his new EP entitled “Deadstock”. The five track EP is a collection of unreleased music from Ty Money. The EP is ead by the tracks entitled “Viktori” and “Backstory”.

Asa2Times – “Amsterdam”

Chicago artist Asa2Times releases his official music video for his track entitled “Amsterdam” produced by Shake and Bake.

Bla5er – “Panoramic” (Video)

Stream/download “Panoramic” by Bla5er. Bla5er is establishing himself sonically with the release of his newest single “Panoramic”. The 29 produced record is his follow up to “Adore You” which released earlier this year. Both records display the Lithonia, Georgia artists diverse vocal range and vulnerability. When asked about the inspiration behind “Panoramic”, Bla5er states, “I love the view from the plush leather seats, and I wanted to make a track with no profanity. I get better with time”. Bla5er premiered “Panoramic” in two virtual performances for the Rap Plug concert series opening for Lyrica Anderson and during the 10th annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day virtual edition hosted by DJ Scream. The official music video follows a pulp fiction theme and is directed by Marko Steez.

Fres Da Poet – “Roscoe”

Rising New York hip hop artist Fres Da Poet releases new single “Roscoe.” His debut album “Foretold” is currently available everywhere. Be on the lookout for more music to drop soon as Fres Da Poet is consistently dropping music.

FBG Duck & Lil Chris – “Southwest” (Album)

Chicago artist Lil Chris releases his joint album with the late Chicago artist FBG Duck entitled “Southwest”. The album got its name from Duck residing on the South side of Chicago and Lil Chris representing the West side of Chicago. The sixteen track album is lead by the records entitled “No Tylenol”, “Hate Us” and “Young and Living”. The project includes features from Twista and Mikey Dollaz.

Shak F/ TEC – “Get ‘Em Gone”

Baton Rouge, Louisiana female artists Shakira Danielle aka SHAK hooks up with fellow Louisiana artist TEC. TEC is a rapper with a number of singles and collaborations seen on the YouTube channel Str8 Up Ent, including his single “Go Crazy” featuring Maine Musik. He is part of a collective called The Luciano Family. Artists SHAK is on the rise, watch her new official music video “Get ‘Em Gone” and be on the lookout for more music from SHAK. Stream and download SHAK music on all digital platforms.