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22Gfay Unleashes First Album Under OTR Records with “Stay For A Lil”

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San Diego, California-based artist 22Gfay has released his newest album, “Stay For A Lil.” The album serves as his official debut album under the independent record label OTR Records.

“Stay For A Lil” consists of 11 records and includes guest features such as MCM Raymond, Bravo The Bagchaser, EKillaOffDaBlock, and Gfeeni. Fan favorites on the album include “Sippin & Swervin'” (ft. Bravo The Bagchaser) and “FREEWHODOE.” 

2022 has seen 22Gfay evolve into one of San Diego’s most prevalent artists. The Filipino-American rapper’s melodic flair has provided him with a first-class ticket to the top with the helping hand of OTR Records.

Listen to “Stay For A Lil” below.

https://foundation-media.ffm.to/stayforalil

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Multi-talented Hip-Hop Singer, RVKAH Is Currently Making Waves In The Music Industry With Her Incredible Voice

Rvkah

With a genre like Hip Hop, an artist being confident in their approach is not only welcomed but necessary. A genre that we all come to as fans to take in major talent who are unapologetic in their approach, as they convey their greatness to us in a way that makes us buy into their undeniable flex that makes fans of us all. Rvkah is an artist who has taken out time to know all there is to know in order to become who she is today.

Rebecca Jean Moritz popularly known as RVKAH is an award-winning hip-hop singer and songwriter who was born in Florida and raised in Israel. This American/Israeli released her first award-winning album at the age of 12. Since then she has gone on to release a second award-winning album, where her music videos have been aired on MTV Europe and premiered on radio stations across Israel. Rvkah is ready to share with the world her new electro-pop “LOVE EP”, which represents the reinvention of herself as an emerging artist.

Check out her songs on Spotify below:

Hi there, welcome to Honk Magazine. Thank you for taking out time to respond to us. To kick things off, Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?

Rvkah – Writing music and singing has always been a form of emotional release for me. I always naturally gravitated towards singing and entertaining. When I was a little kid, whenever I felt alone – or misunderstood for example; I would put on a song I related to at the time and personally embody the emotions of that song and that made me feel less alone and more understood. I still do that to this day and that’s what I really love about music, it can affect your mood and be a great form of escapism.

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When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

Rvkah – I’ve always wanted to make music professionally for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t really know it was something attainable for me until I was ten. I started taking voice lessons when I was about seven I think, and when I moved to Israel at ten, I continued vocal lessons there. The owner of that studio offered to make an album for me and I recorded my first album at twelve, which was distributed throughout Israel. Of course, I’ve changed my stage name and rebranded with time. I’ve been recording and performing ever since then.

 

Tell us what is so unique about you and your music?

Rvkah – It’s hard for me to critique myself, but I think growing up overseas and being exposed to a lot of different cultures growing up, has given me the opportunity to include a natural worldly, pop vibe to my music. In the last few years, I’ve been really inspired by Swedish and Norwegian artists.

 

 Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting?

Rvkah – I don’t know why no one ever corrected me, but whenever I had a show when I was a pre-teen, I would announce the band members at the end of the set. Whenever I announced who was playing bass, I would always pronounce “bass” as spelt instead of how it’s actually pronounced.

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 Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Rvkah – Well I learned I was embarrassing myself without knowing it for years probably but at least I learned how to properly pronounce my instruments now haha. I’ve really come such a long way.

 

Can you tell us about your latest releases and what inspired you to create them?

Rvkah – My latest release was “The LOVE EP” which I released in November, 2020. It had been a while since I had released music prior to “LOVE”, and I was excited to get new music out there. I was also heartbroken at the time – so yeah that was a huge inspiration. I also released a holiday single for Christmas in 2021 which I co-wrote with Grammy winner, Charlie Midnight, and multi-platinum songwriter, Kevin DeClue.

 

 

Can you give us a brief insight about your upcoming projects?

Rvkah – I’m releasing my lead single off of my upcoming album, (which will be released mid-2023), this November. The single is called “Blind Date” and I’ll also be releasing a music video this time as well. It was a fun production, and shout out to my friend Alicia Michels of Modern Expression for choreographing the video! As well as Nicole Alexandra for dancing in the video with us! 🙂

For the new album, I’ve collaborated with Charlie Midnight again, as well as Jan Fairchild for one of the upcoming singles following “Blind Date”. I also have a track featuring Yung N.A.Z. on the album that I’m excited to release.

 

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?

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Rvkah – Be careful where you spend your money and be very selective with who you work with. Also, if someone doesn’t want to sign an NDA – that’s a red flag.

 

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Rvkah – I’ll say this. Don’t compare where you are at in your career to where your colleagues may be at in their career. Don’t be jealous, be genuinely happy for others’ success. It’s easy to get caught up in it, but the more authentic you are to yourself and genuinely believe in yourself – It’s so much easier to keep going and it will just come naturally at that point.

 

 What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

Rvkah – I’m also really passionate about acting and dancing. I’ve just been so focused on music, it would be fun to get more into the acting world. I have a passion for the art of cinema, and I love watching movies. I love horror films the most.

 

Any last piece of advice for those artists who just started making music?

Rvkah – Stay persistent and keep going.

 

How can our readers follow you online?

Rvkah – Connect with her on all social media platforms below:

Instagram: @rvkahmusic

TikTok: @rvkahmusic

YouTube: rvkah

Official Website: https://rvkah.com

Make sure to be on the lookout for a pre-save date for “Blind Date”, coming very soon.

 

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Leroy Booker Is Making Power Moves This Season

Leroy Booker is making power moves this season now more than ever. The Music vibe is what gets you about a record. Those records you feel instantly before you even grab the entire concept of the Music, as the feeling of it just being something enjoyable to take in. When you get a song like that, you capture the true beauty of Music, and Leroy Booker does just that. 

This week we talked with Leroy Booker, who was kind enough to share his journey through the music scenes. This rising star has proven himself to be the best at what he does numerous times. His main objective is to maintain stunning his fans with an assortment of contemporary and classic hit songs. Check out the interview below and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Let’s start by introducing who you are. You know the basics like name, age, and where you’re from, as much or little as you’re comfortable sharing.

Leroy Booker: What’s up? I’m Leroy Booker, I’m in my 20’s, and I’m from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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What’s the best advice you ever received concerning Music?

Leroy Booker: Don’t stop because people say no. Keep going cause someone will eventually say yes. 

 

What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?

Leroy Booker: I feel I just would’ve worked on self-confidence sooner. I was talking to myself in a way that brought me up and not putting myself down as much. 

You don’t realize how taxing that is on your manifestation and attracting things to you. 

 

What is still your biggest challenge?

Leroy Booker: Overthinking, I’ve always been a heavy thinker. Letting go and letting it be what it is designed to have always been a challenge I think many of us face. 

 

What keeps you going when things get tough in the music industry?

Leroy Booker: You must want to do this more than for fam. Otherwise, the hoops and tricks you must do to get to the top are never worth it. 

Make it more significant than yourself. Make your goals bigger than financial independence; everything tends to line itself in place. 

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If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be?

Leroy Booker: I’d love to open for Justin Bieber his fan base is so loyal to him, and I find it dope how he manages or how his team manages his tour. I feel it’d be a good experience overall. 

 

Talk me through your creative process.

Leroy Booker: The essential part is to have my ear on the ground of the things multiple people bring up and are going through. 

I never speak about things I’ve never been through. Connecting that to what I’ve been through and going through it that way with honesty. I like to start with a nice bass line and a simple melodic pattern and build the drums around the vocals. 

 

How do you solve productivity/scheduling problems and reduce overwhelming situations?

Leroy Booker: expect to be overwhelmed. But use all the time up in the day. If you live in a big city, take the train to work on marketing or songwriting. 

Go to work, and do your thing but instead of going out and partying, invite a bunch of people to your home or wherever you record, involve them in the process, get their ears on it, and find ways to make it work for both you and them. 

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Just focus on that goal and shape what you can do around that. Work till you’re tired, then work some more. But also take time to clear your head. Enjoy life cause that’s what you write about in the first place. 

 

What are you focusing your time on now?

Leroy Booker: I am building my brand and trying to get some festivals under my belt. Also, just remain me and try to connect with every fan genuinely. Let your fan base be a part of your journey, not just watch from the sidelines. 

How do you currently feel about the state of “Your genre” in general?

Leroy Booker: Good, it’s evolving, and I love change. It makes you have to be creative with your sound.! 

 

How can our readers follow you online?

Connect with Leroy Booker: Facebook| YouTube| Instagram| Spotify

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