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Cinthia Rivas drops a hit single “One Note Samba” (Feat. Tyler Hustle)

Breaking on to the Boston Music Scene and the international stage, Cinthia Rivas is hitting the ground running with her 7th release to date, “One Note Samba” is an intoxicating blend of Rivas’ jazz upbringing and references along with producer Daniel Searl’s techniques blending with Tyler Hustle’s upfront rap flows and dialogue.

This track uses the Jobim classic as a springboard for a new modern interpretation, which showcases Tyler Hustle’s rap abilities. Cinthia Rivas currently lives in the Massachusetts area and is focused on honing her craft as an artist. Working with Lit Honey Productions, Rivas has cultivated a sound utilizing lush harmonies and heavy beats. At times it’s Alternative-Hip-hop and alternative Rnb. Other times she may dabble in more of a commercial pop vibe too. Working with her producer Daniel Searl she has a lot of music in store for the new year with her next track being more of a dancehall feel.

Cinthia Rivas is certainly an open singer and artist who in the studio environment is writing her own material as well as tastefully covering a variety of Antonio Carlos Jobim songs with a new more modern flavor. Through Lit Honey Productions, Rivas met Tyler Hustle. His heavy modern rap style flow pairs nicely with Rivas’s at times breathy yet strong vocals. Her latest single, “One Note Samba” brings the old new again by taking a Jobim hook and putting it in the context of a modern alternative hip-hop setting. Hustles freestyle rap vibes keep a thread through the song. Both have a promising career ahead of them and work closely with Lit Honey Productions to produce and compose their music. Keep up with Cinthia Rivas on her social accounts. You can also stream “One Note Samba” now on all platforms.

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Ashley Puckett Holds Nothing Back on “Tequila”

A woozy, dazed quality emerges on Ashley Puckett’s yearning “Tequila”. From the slide guitar to the gritty storytelling it all works. She manages to make this rather captivating world one that feels doubly refreshing. Everything about her delivery adds to the inherent beauty of the piece. Rhythms go for a looseness ensuring that every single detail gets accentuated with percussion that works on an emotional level. Best of all the riffs have a dreamy disposition for there is this sense of pure longing that defines the work.

She holds nothing back and right from the beginning it has its own sense of purpose. A groove has an unsteadiness to it, perfectly embodying what a lot of tequila might do to a person. This, on top of the lustful glances that she brings into the fray, further adds to the romantic quality of the work. Volume adds to this for the piece virtually works itself into an outright crescendo. Many different parts of the group makes sure to intermingle creating this vast expanse of territory, the kind of thing that feels quite potent. For the final stretch of the mix the song seemingly tapers off, allowing for a gradual letdown of that kinetic energy, with her voice continuing to lead the way all until the very final moments.

“Tequila” has a tenderness to it, for Ashley Puckett makes sure to touch upon the very essence of what it means to truly want.

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Valid and Stretch Money share bouncy single, “Sentimental”

Detroit heavyweights Valid and Stretch Money have shared a bouncy new single called “Sentimental”. With nearly a million streams worldwide, historic collaborations, and songs that have impacted the city of Detroit, solo artists Valid & Stretch Money have joined forces to release “Sentimental”. Executive produced by platinum-credited Grammy Award-winning DJ Head of Shady Records and Grammy-Award- winning engineer Anthony Rizzo. “Sentimental” is sure to turn heads and surprise the core audience of both MCs. Their latest track is an all-out affair of vivid sonics, infectious vocals, and versatile songwriting that blends influences from 80’s electropop, hip-hop and more, making for a joint that provides heavy replay value while keeping things authentic throughout.

“Sentimental” demonstrates much poise and focus in its songwriting, demonstrated throughout catchy rap verses that pair smoothly with a sharply-crafted chorus. Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr sound natural and effortless atop Cross’ vivid production, as they ride the synth-laden, bouncy beat with ease. “Sentimental” is a track that can suit a wide range of moods and settings, as well as appeal to a broad audience of listeners, and it makes for a diverse and refreshing offering. Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and tap in with these Detroit emcees.

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