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03 July 2017

#NewMusic New Music Added to C1 Radio this week @Thederekminor @NomisHipHop @KonataSmalls


Derek Minor brings the heat with his new single “Fresh Prince” out on Friday on his Reflection Music Group label. With ample trombone synths and echoing 808s, Derek’s self-produced track has a nostalgic feel including several references to the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring actor/rapper Will Smith. Additionally, the song title offers clever wordplay and celebrates the blessings of being the son of the king.


“Act of Love” is a nostalgic soundtrack for the Summer. Hear Nomis reflect on past Summers of his youth while reminding you about some of your own personal favorite memories under the sun. In typical Nomis fashion, the story doesn’t end there. Listen as the music evolves, the tempo builds and “Act of Love” morphs into the backing of a live band. At which point we hear Nomis share a refreshing story of an encounter with a homeless man that left him with new perspective. “Act of Love” belongs on your backyard BBQ playlist today.


On the song, Konata opens up about his transition to becoming a solo artist, rapping, “Guess I was a problem now I ain’t / ‘Cause ain’t nobody checking me / Was standing in the middle of my circle / Now I’m standing alone / Man it’s deep.” Konata admits “Hold Some” was the first song he wrote in studio alone. “Sometimes, God wants us to be alone to get our attention just to show us that we are actually not alone,” he says. “‘Hold Some,’ was written during that type of season.” Produced by Al Cres, the song buzzes with moog synths and peaks with the energy of a hip hop-inspired, action movie theme score as Konata conveys his commitment to elevate hip hop’s lyrical content.

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