Houston’s Rise: DKEELA’s Hit “Do You Mind”

Brand New Houston invites all our hip hop music fans to meet up and coming artist DKEELA, because if you don’t know him… you ‘bout to be late!

The Dirty South always knew it was only a matter of time before Houston took back the reigns of the hip-hop world and DKEELA is here to help make sure that happens. Hailing from Kenner, Louisiana, DKEELA came to our third coast city in 2006 bringing with him a legacy of family music, which has clearly inspired his versatile and witty style that we’ve all been waiting for. His #BrandNew single “Do You Mind” unmistakably Image-1shows his ability to make powerhouse hits. This single is definitely a club banger late-summer anthem and perfect for the ladies with its Chris Brown influences. If you haven’t heard it yet, we’re telling you.. you’re ‘bout to be late!

It’s no surprise that DKEELA just graced us with a potential chart topper because he’s really not new to the game. You may have seen him performing at The Secret Group or opening up for Paul Wall, and if you search him on Vevo you’ll see he’s even a verified artist. The city of Houston stands behind one of our newest talents rocking the industry and Brand New Houston will for sure keep you posted on all the new moves of our top players!

Check out Do You Mind on all your favorite streaming sites and make sure you check him out at The House of Blues soon!

Website: http://www.DKEELA.com
Instagram: @DKEELA
Twitter: @DKEELA
Facebook: @DKEELA

Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!

– BNH

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Noie J is riding his own wave with 28.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas comes Noie J with his new album titled “28.” The Baker Yung produced album picks up where the two left off on their banger “Hills” and takes you on a musical journey which begins with the up-tempo “Aint Worried” and moves effortlessly to the slower and more personal “Hustle” and “Run Way”.

Noie’s musical inspiration began when he was in the 2ndgrade after first hearing artists such as Nelly, DMX, and Cash Money members. After being inspired at such a young age, image_6483441his passion was solidified. Through the years, being influenced by the likes of Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, and Kid Cudi, his rapping style has developed a unique sound, palpable in every song although individually unique for each track. We were immediately pulled in by “Noie’s Ark”, paying homage to his producer and road dog, Baker Yung in the melodic number. In this upbeat track Noie crafts a catchy chorus rapping “me and Baker from the start, I cant let them ride the wave, this is Noie’s Ark.”  Noie understands that in Houston especially, dope melodies are everything and he doesn’t disappoint in that arena.

Having previously performed at Lyrical Lemonade in Austin, stay tuned for big surprises coming for Noie J with shows in the works around the country! In the meantime, make sure you cop the #BrandNew Noie J album, 28. out on Saturday July 28, 2018 on Apple Music here or find it on your favorite platform!

Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!

– BNH

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You Can Only Go Up From Here!

Welcome to your Musical Journey…

You Can Only Go Up From Here by Zona Jetson hit the public on November 24, 2017 – Black Friday. Originally created by Jetson as a showcase of his musical ability and range, You Can Only Go Up instead stands strongly as a melodic art piece individually guiding each listener through their own journey of life from song 1 to 11.

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Life is a funny thing; it’s a rollercoaster full of sadness and anger, commanding through lessons and adventures, to happiness, joy, and success. Three things we now know are for sure in life: Death, Taxes, and from wherever you are today in your life – we all want to go up. That’s why this collection resonates with all of its listeners, its takes you on a ride that you create. After listening to it entirely, I had crafted my own version of events to accompany every song and adding imagery to the melodies came naturally through the complexity of each track.

My favorites songs were, in my opinion, the ones that strongly showed the evolution of the story (your story). For example in my imagery, track 1: The Hunger For More, speaks innocence and simplicity, it’s the beginning of wherever you are in life, where you are blissfully happy and don’t know what’s to come yet. Songs 2-4 are the ultimate build up, they take you high, and remind you of all the fun, adventurous, maybe even scary times you’ve had in your life. You then reach track 5 – a real turning point. “Chance” declares IMG_0294triumph, conquest, and achievement. You’re at the peak, and in my take, the defining moment of the album. Track 6 and 7 significantly change in tone, expressing possible thoughtfulness, maybe reflection or contemplation of the journey thus far. Songs 8 and 9 pick back up to more positive feel, rounding out to track 10: Don’t Wait On Me, showcasing what I feel as contentment. You are finally where you are today – whether good or bad, you’ve made it. You overcame through high times and low times, but you’re here and you’re better than ever. Finally, the closing song is the perfect conclusion to the album: Silver Lining. This song sends a “to be continued” vibe. As long as you are breathing, your story is never over.

Clearly, listening to this album has taken me on my own rollercoaster journey. I connect with each song in a way that is more like a story rather than a traditional music album. And the best part of this art piece is that you can connect with it in your own unique way too. We might come from different backgrounds, colors, creeds, and religions, but we all have at least one thing in common: we all want to go up from here.

Thank me later and get this album on any streaming service here!

Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!

– BNH

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