Figured since it has been a while that a new female artist was featured on the site, that readers would appreciate being introduced to one. So ladies & gents meet Vita. Vita is a soulful singer/songwriter from the East Coast. Yonkers, New York to be exact. She describes herself as young, ambitious, and gifted with the pen. She heard about The Illixer thru a fellow artist and reached out to share her latest creation. Said creation happens to be a single titled “Can’t Turn Away.” It is produced by sah D. and it is set to appear on Vita’s upcoming EP in the works, Aftermath.
Boston artist EK released a very special single earlier this month. It’s coined “Mean Ol’ Town” and what makes it so significant is the fact that it was featured in the film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. The film happens to star Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie. The soundtrack also includes tunes by artists such as Common and Alicia Keys. So EK is in some very good company. Further details on the movie’s score can be found here.
Mr. Fritz is a Boston rapper/producer/engineer in his mid-twenties. He is part of a collective dubbed Producers United founded by an individual named Shawn Patel. Producers United is simply a group of a wide range of music industry talents (producers, artists, promoters, etc) working together towards success by helping to build one another up. Fritz has been in the game for about ten years and counting. He is described as a standout due to his: lyricism, punch lines, energy, and knack for storytelling. He uses his own personal experiences as well as things he’s witnessed in life as the inspirations for his tunes. And he seems to be doing something right as he just made XXL‘s “The New New: 15 Boston Rappers You Should Know” list earlier this year. Not a bad look at all.
It’s been a while since the site was graced with the presence of local Milwaukee faction BlackWorld Music Group. Thus decided to share their recent release which happens to be the video “Butterflies” by member Big Fab. It is a track off of his Free Sample project that was dropped last year. The single samples a record of the same name by hit R&B songstress Alicia Keys off of her Songs In A Minor LP. Producer and fellow group member B.u. takes the slow tempo piano driven original cut, fuses it with a smooth Hip-Hop foundation, and gives it an alluring rhythm. It’s an excellent rendition of the music. Big Fab steps way outside of his psychotic controversial character and pens a mellow tale of love & longing. It is a very refreshing change of pace. Overall, the fellas nailed this remix on all aspects. Alica Keys would be very impressed.