Category Archives: Pop
British singer, songwriter and rapper Priime is introducing himself with the debut single “Lil Bit Longer.’ Inspired by Mary Poppins and produced by LNTMusicGrp, the song is a mix of pop and R&B and Priime calls his sound Hybrid Music. Priime explains the motivation behind “Lil Bit Longer”:
“The idea for ‘Lil Bit Longer’ came after one of those late night conversations with a significant other that you never want to end, and it expresses the antithesis need for us to spend more time with ourselves, for the sole purpose of self-awareness. Notwithstanding, art is a very subjective form of self-expression, in that it is whatever you make it out to be. “Lil Bit Longer” was inspired by elements of my faith and belief, which teach that my identity is rooted in the image of God, so in spending time with Him, I come to learn not just who and what I am but also who and what I’m not. I was inspired to compose the song in the first person, taking on the position of God himself as I feel he relates to me.”
Tunde Olaniran is back with his new single “Symbol” and it is inspired by his view of the world as the child of an immigrant. The Flint native says,
“I wrote ‘Symbol’ as the child of an immigrant, under the global specter of violence against black and brown bodies, and in light of the international refugee crisis. Now, with the Trump Administration, black and brown bodies are again held up as political symbols to attack DACA and feed white nationalism. It saddens me that these lyrics feel like they will be relevant for many more generations. ‘Symbol’ is about still finding joy in the knowledge that despite a dark history, we still became the future, and that my body is the literal wildest dream of my ancestors.”
Olaniran hasn’t released music since his 2015 Transgressor breakout debut record. He has recently worked with Michigan artists Flint Eastwood on her song “Push” and Mona Haydar’s “Hijabi.”
Why are some citizens criticizing Barack Obama’s response to Hurricane Katrina that took place in 2005 when he did not become president until 2009?
When will an artist come along and outdo Michael Jackson’s commercial accomplishment of five number one singles with the Bad album?
Is Yasiin Bey correct in his perception that there is too much disposable hip-hop putting a strain in the genre’s contemporary quality?