“Marvin Zindler” by J. Roshon

Houston native, J. Roshon, made a splash on the Houston underground scene in a big way “right, right, right.” The 25-year-old rapper recently dropped his new mixtape, “Marvin Zindler”. FYI Houston was able to catch up with J. Roshon to pick his brain on his recent success and his plans for the future.

J. Roshon keeps his daughter in mind when seeking motivation and looks at his grandfather as his biggest role model. Remaining humble, he commands respect without having to emulate the gangster aspect of rap. J.Roshon stated the “people respect me because I’m in a lane of my own.”

With a versatile style and some Houston flava, J. Roshon is making his mark on the Houston underground scene. Follow J.Roshon on Instagram @J.Roshon

‘Alchemy’ by Susan Carol’ + Official “Kick It” Video

Susan Carol’ is proud to release her album entitled Alchemy. The album is now available on all digital shelves.

This project encompasses the growth of Susan as an artist and individual. The upbeat tracks provide the sounds that get you in that “feel good” mode while the soulful songs bring back memories and emotions of love and love lost. Below are the descriptions of the songs on Alchemy from Susan Carol.

About Nothing is a song about having nothing else to say to someone after they’ve hurt you so many times. The moment when there’s nothing left to say.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

Ride or Die is about being down for someone through it all. In the face any circumstance, even death you’ll love them unconditionally and be there. When people come and go, you’ll never leave.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

Green and Brown is about feeling good, and feeling yourself. It explains a good night and good feelings all around.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

At The Park tells a story about a magical visit to the park with your lover. It speaks about just getting high and liberated with someone you care about and how everyday won’t be perfect but the love between the two of you is worth it.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

Roll Up Love compares the love of a person to the high you get from MJ.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway – Phill Wade – Helina Bedasa

Get High speaks about just getting high and being free. Not having any inhibitions or cares in the world, living life with lots of liberty.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway – Betty Belay

Kick It tells a story about a relationship that started from a IG like and the feeling you feel when you unexpectedly meet an incredible person and share many unforgettable moments. Also just wanting to always be around and spend time with someone you care about.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

Creep is about a secretive love affair that only you and the one you love know about.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Albie Dickson – Xabian Woods (DJ XO)

Every Night came about from experiencing something new that’s unbelievably amazing and wanting to have it every night.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway

Private Party explains the “honeymoon” phase of the relationship when you want to just be alone with that certain someone.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway – Helina Bedasa

Passion & Reactions is the genuine feeling of letting yourself go and being free. Most people connect physically but this song adds a layer of emotion and passion to the physical.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway – Helina Bedasa

Hopeless Romantic is about being foolishly in love and blinded by good feelings. Then the moment of realization when you wise up and come to your senses and leave the situation a better person.

Cred: Susan Carol’ – Chris Rockaway – Helina Bedasa

To contact Susan for booking, production, etc. please visit: susancarolmusic.com

Tha Gruesome 2some from Houston, TX

Allyn Coleman and Homicyde Wayne, better known as Tha Gruesome 2some, are Houston natives known for the ferocity of their lyricism and the unique production. They both started their musical careers at a young age with instruments and theater.

The group not only raps, but provide their services for mixing and mastering and production. They describe their sound as “comparable to none.” With a huge Houston influence, Tha Gruesome 2some aspires to connect the whole city instead of the conquer and divide aspect that has been prevalent in rap.

Follow Allyn Coleman @AllynColeman and Homicyde Wayne @homicydewayne on Instagram. You can also find some of their music on SoundCloud @ https://soundcloud.com/homicyde-wayne

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“Remember The Titans” (produced by Allyn Coleman) Tha Gruesome 2some

“Burn” (produced by Allyn Coleman) Tha Gruesome 2some

“Lotto” (produced by Allyn Coleman) Tha Gruesome 2some
“Wait” (produced by Allyn Coleman) Tha Gruesome 2some

Goodfella QP- Rapper

Houston, TX native rapper Quinten Lamb is known around the city by the name of Goodfella QP. With performances in New Orleans from All Star weekend and Mardi Gras, Goodfella QP is grinding hard in 2017.

When FYI Houston caught up with Goodfella QP, he described his ability to “paint a picture” with his raps as what sets him apart from the crowd. “It’s more than just words over a beat with me,” stated Goodfella QP. Growing up in H-town has a huge influence on his music and as he continues to work on his music, the city is starting to buzz.

To contact Goodfella QP follow him on Instagram @GoodfellaQP or check out his website at www.reverbnation.com/goodfella206

Follow Up with Hosea Mais

FYI Houston got the chance to catch up with underground producer Hosea Mais, the founder of ISH beats (I Support Hosa’s beats). Hosea jumped around Texas and is now settled in Fort Collins, Colorado and the passionate producer has been working hard at his craft.

His sound is unique and truly different from most beats that producer’s these days are creating. With musical influences like Logic and experience playing metal music, Hosea is definitely one that thinks outside the box.

Hosea has already had a few collaborations with big name producers like SKI beatz, producer of Jay-Z’s Dead Presidents. The plan for Hosea is to continue working with the industry’s top producers and artist and to represent the ISH beats brand strong.

For beat inquiries or more questions for Hosea and ISH beats, contact @ishbeatstx on Instagram and check out his website at https://ishbeatstx.bandcamp.com

FYI HOUSTON SUMMER 2013: Hosea Mais of ISH Beats

Milky Wayv Presents Peyton’s Debut Album, Peace in the Midst of a Storm

Experimental R&B artist, Peyton is making major wayvs in the local Houston music scene as well as worldwide as she released her second body of work, Peace in the Midst of a Storm, on November 16th via Milky Wayv, which has streamed over 2,000 plays in just 24 hours.

The 18-year-old songstress has shown an exponential amount of growth while outsourcing collaboration with producers like Froyo Ma (producer of “Star Creek Ocean”) from New Orleans and Caz Aglets who produced “Demons” from Ohio. Peyton reveals to her listeners her multidimensional songwriting and production capabilities, different from her approach observed on her previous EP, Roller Coaster. This 10-track album consists of melodic, calming bass lines like that of “Pey-2-O” produced by Houston-based artist and producer, Chase of Nazareth, and certified radio bangers like “Ride” and “Heart-Attack” produced by fellow label mate, Bobby Earth. There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy on this project. Peyton’s fans are wildly amazed by her ability to consistently inspire and push music forward. From the first track to the last, you will experience the power of love as it pertains to romantic love, friendship, and spirituality.

All of the latest Milky Wayv releases, including Peace in the Midst of a Storm, are available for streaming/download via SoundCloudBandcampYouTube, and the official Milky Wayv website (www.milkywayvmusic.com). Follow Peyton (@bbypey) and Milky Wayv (@milkyxwayv) on Twitter for updates on all upcoming shows, music videos, and projects. It’s guaranteed to be tope (tight and dope at the same time).

We hope you enjoy what you hear. Please let us know what you think.

Milky Wayv Management

Peyton – Peace in the Midst of a Storm (stream on SoundCloud): https://soundcloud.com/milkywayv/sets/peyton-peace-in-the-midst-of-a-storm

Peyton – Peace in the Midst of a Storm (purchase on Bandcamp): https://bbypey.bandcamp.com/album/peace-in-the-midst-of-a-storm

Peyton – Peace in the Midst of a Storm (exclusive free download link): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/npzkqeok1tlkuk4/AABS6rJKEa8xVZ354FtrnQrva?dl=0

Terrence Keller- Rapper

Terrence Keller, formerly known as T-doe is a Louisiana native that now calls Houston, TX home. Louisiana has a huge influence on the rapper’s style, but Terrence has been tearing up the Houston local underground scene.

Terrence took writing poems as a child to writing raps as a teenager and is now fully exploring his lyrical abilities. When FYI asked Terrence what artist he would work with if you could work with anyone right now, the rapper had one name, Pharell. With that name, FYI knows that Terrence’s claim to want to make an “impact on the culture” is real.
For more information on Terrence Keller, follow him on Instagram @TerrenceKeller or check out his YouTube page here.

Nay Hound- Rapper

Rapper Nay Hound is currently rocking the underground scene in Alabama but is originally from Long Island, NY. You can tell he still rocks with NY because when FYI Houston caught up with Nay Hound, all of his biggest musical influences were straight out of the Empire State.

Tragedy from the loss of his first-born son pushed Nay Hound to take his music more seriously and push himself to a whole different level. Nay Hound struggled through that time but now strives to go further for his son. Be sure to keep your ear to the streets for the release of Nay Hound’s next project entitled Pain.

Follow Nay Hound on Instagram @nayhound_

Grrl Garage Group Invades HOUSTON Jan 21st


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The Darts (US) are taking their Phoenix-and-Los-Angeles-based girl gang on the road across the US for the first time, beginning with the southern states in January 2017. Listen to The Darts’ debut album –  just released in December 2016 on Dirty Water Records (UK) –  here.

“I’ve always wanted to be in an all-girl band, with badass girls who are, first of all, awesome musicians,” says singer/organist Nicole Laurenne. And the key there is “badass”. Because this ain’t elevator music. This band is more heavy and aggressive sounding than any of the ladies’ previous bands – which include The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero (Nicole), The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites (drummer/singer Rikki Styxx), The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps (bassist/singer Christina  Nunez), and Brainspoon (guitarist/singer Michelle Balderrama). What this is, basically, is just good ol’ fashioned Stooges-meets-Trashwomen kind of rock’n’roll, purposely left a little rough around the edges, with a certain old-school punk feel and, most of all, a good-time vibe.

The band formed in early 2016 when, after watching each other’s bands from the sidelines for years, Nicole and Michelle decided it was high time to write some songs and put together the all-girl supergroup of their dreams. With twelve songs ready, Californians Rikki and Michelle recorded their tracks in Los Angeles and Arizonans Nicole and Christina then tracked their parts in Phoenix. Arizona producer Bob Hoag (Flying Blanket Recordings) did the mix, resulting in an album full of garage riffs, girl-group harmonies, heavy fuzz bass, Farfisa organ, pounding drum fills, and all-around lo-fi-turned-hi-fi goodness.

Their song “Take What I Need” powered its way into regular rotation on Little Steven’s syndicated radio show, The Underground Garage, and the band got a surprise shout-out from author Steven King via Twitter. Just two months after playing its first live show together, The Darts signed to esteemed trash-rock British label Dirty Water Records – and released a DIY music video – in December 2016. The band will tour Europe and release its next record this summer 2017.


JAN 14 PHOENIX Valley Bar
JAN 18 EL PASO Lowbrow Palace
JAN 19 SAN ANTONIO Limelight
JAN 20 AUSTIN The Blackheart
JAN 21 HOUSTON Notsuoh
JAN 23 AUBURN DeRailed
JAN 24 NASHVILLE Springwater
JAN 26 DALLAS Three Links
JAN 29 PHOENIX Rebel Lounge

Get in touch with The Darts (US) at thedarts.us@gmail.com for media requests, guest lists, booking info, and promo copies on MP3 or vinyl.


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“The Darts ‘Take What I Need.’ Very cool.” – Stephen King, author
“The Coolest Song In The World [‘Take What I Need]” – The Underground Garage (SiriusXM Radio)
“The talent in this band is off the charts.” – 50thirdand3rd (FL)
“Visceral, unhinged..One of my favorite tracks of the year.” – Phoenix New Times
“A raucous first EP.” – Arizona Republic 
“The best new band I have seen in quite awhile.” – John Carlucci,The Underground Garage
“A knock-out punch.” – Rich’s Rants n Raves (Las Vegas)
“The best girl band in the universe.” – Blog Da Buzzo (Brazil)
“Exciting, dark..A sweltering sound that consumes all of your garage rock desires.” – Java Magazine
“Oh yeah, Nicole Laurenne does it again!” – Genya Ravan, Chicks and Broads / The Underground Garage
Best 50 Singles By Phoenix Bands 2016 – Phoenix New Times
Top 20 EPs By Phoenix Bands 2016 – Phoenix New Times