AUTHENTIK-CLASSIFIED

Hailing from New Brunswick, NJ Authentik is a R&B singer with a lot of hip hop influence in the background. Being featured on many artists records, he felt it was time to bless the world with his first mixtape, “Classified”. He mixes everyday issues with melodies and sings us through the pain.

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He said in a recent interview with BKS1 Radio that his father was his biggest inspiration. When he lost his father in 2003 that was a pivotal moment in his life where he decided on whether or not to give up on his dream of singing. Fast forward and he is on the fast track to stardom. In person he is a quiet spirit, but when he is performing nothing can get in his way.

With his new single, Last Time, Authentik is bringing you the heat with the first single. To download his latest project click this link,  http://www.reverbnation.com/authentik4/songs

****COVER**** GOOD KISSER COVER

ARTIST TOI STORI COVERS USHER’S “GOOD KISSER” AND SHE SOUNDS PHENOMENAL! WITH A SLIGHT WORD CHANGE AND PAYING A LITTLE HOMAGE TO QUEEN BEY [INFUSING “BLOW”], SHE GIVES HER SULTRY VERSION OF THE NEW HIT SINGLE. TOI STORI IS A SINGER AND SONGWRITER RESPONSIBLE FOR SONGS LIKE “SWAGGA JACKA” AND “AMNESIA”, SHE’S SLOWLY STEPPING BACK INTO THE MUSIC GAME. CHECK OUT HER COVER OF “GOOD KISSER” AND YOU BE THE JUDGE.

****NEW MUSIC****ANATURAL- IMPERFECT PEOPLE

ANTURAL- BIBIS NEXT To BLoW

Imperfect People  is the newest release from ANatural off of the forthcoming mixtape I Write Songs Now. Though already a songwriter, ANatural is a gifted composer, vocal producer, and a host of other musical hats he uses to create the masterpieces he puts together. Initially, I was thrown off by the way the intro to the song boomed into my speakers, but the first run pulled it all together. The imperfect beat, without a doubt, solidified the message that ANatural is sending in Imperfect People. When he says, “we keep dealing with imperfect people, expecting perfection from the gate, when the only perfect thing is imperfection.” he sheds light on how dealing with imperfection can be a great thing, if it works.

BiBi Rumor: ANatural will be performing in Harlem on the 16th of July, make sure you’re on the lookout for that. Follow this artist https://www.facebook.com/Anatural4Ever on FB and @anatural4ever on twitter and instagram.

 

 

 

Fun Fact: ANatural will be releasing a mixtape in July called I WRITE SONGS NOW.

REEVOLUTION OF IAN GREY [REVIEW]

I must say this is one of the most solid, independent projects I’ve heard all year. The soulful, neosoul feel of the mixtape is like sweet cognac on a cold day. The vocal production of Anatural paired with the songwriting of Ian Grey proves again to be outstanding. The first song I heard off this album was Paranoid  and the runs Ian did at the end had me hooked, I couldn’t wait for the project to actually come out. I’ve listened for weeks before I realized I began singing the songs to myself.

Talks In The Dark and Dark Side are more sultry and mesmerizing. He exudes emotion through his vocal ability, which is heavily coated with gospel runs and jazzy scats and ad-libs, but his songwriting is transcendent.Go gave me life immediately, Ian proves he is no stranger to the pop-like sound. Devil In a Green Dress,  is so hip hop based, but sang in a powerful cadence. Reevolution/Evolution opened up with Stevie Nicks-like chords and a steady beat that gave him vocal freedom to go in!

Initially, I didn’t like Numb, but then I began to listen to how his voice carelessly and effortlessly rode the melody. It became more colorful than anything! The acoustic vamp at the end is stellar. Victim, is a dope ode to the “ladies that like to play the victim” it has an reggae feel to it, and the harmonies are like honey.  This would definitely be used to close the party! Murder Murder, see I’m already singing it!

It’s Time To Go To Work, I love the way Ian slowly attacks the hard hitting track that he’s singing over. His falsetto is so clean that it makes listening so much easier. New One$ is a great song, the writing is above par. It’s also honest. You can close your eyes and hear the sincerity in his voice when he says, “The new ones got my heart, but my old one still got it.”   Gotta respect that coming from a man.

Firestarters!!!! I love this song, the sound of nature, the lyrics, and the teamwork the song is talking about. We are fire starters baby. I love that .

Microscope is the best way to close this album. As we evolved with Ian Grey through his musical journey, it’s safe to say that this is a SOLID PROJECT! I give this 5 stars! Vocally,  musically, and lyrically innovative. He has captured a new, eclectic sound that embodies all it is to be the supremely talented Ian Grey.

Happy belated birthday and much continued success!

BiBi

Ranking: 5 STARS