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SAN DIEGO, CA – When Kenny Whiteside was growing up in San Diego, California, it was a
regular occurrence for his mother to play music around the house. She would play reggae and
calypso so often that he often knew the lyrics backwards and forwards.
A few years later, while living for a time in New York City, he was introduced to the Wu Tang
Clan and The Fugees. When he heard the song “Bring the Pain,” he knew he wanted to rap. And
shortly after that, while watching music videos from artists like Jay Z and Master P, he started
to dream about what it would be like to create music at a level so extraordinary that one day he
would take the stage to receive awards.
“I wanted to own my own label and tour the world while making good music that people would
live with,” he said. “I would watch those awards shows and see myself winning a Best New
Artist or Best Album award when they would call the names. And today my confidence is what
drives me to do this professionally. Many people may try to knock you off your pivot when
you’re on your way – or even after you’ve achieved success. But I just stay humble, like K Dot
Today Whiteside is known as DaygoSmoove – a name he adapted as homage to his hometown
of San Diego and his unique sound and style. A self-proclaimed ambassador for the city often
referred to as “Daygo,” Smoove wants to put together a career that he used to dream about as
a young boy. And with each new song, EP and album, he gets once step closer to realizing that
His latest project is a single called “Concrete Rose.” It’s the first song off a new album that he
hopes to release in the first half of 2018. The name of the song was inspired from the poem
“The Rose That Grew From Concrete” by Tupac Shakur. Smoove said Tupac is his favorite artist,
and he tries to model his work ethic after the hip-hop legend’s. This song, for instance, is the
result of many hours of hard work and craftsmanship.
“it’s about wanting things and knowing you’re not in a position to get them,” Smoove said of
the single. “It’s about working through the setbacks that come with that – the lost time and
money and resources and whatever you sacrifice to get what it is you want to manifest in the
physical. It’s about making a way out of situations in which there seems to be no way out. I
think it’s a chill record and definitely something to ride to.”
Featured on the single is Southern California artist Lorine Chia, who lends her vocal talents on
the hook and is rapidly shooting through the industry with projections to be one of hip-hop’s
hottest new vocalists. Smoove said he was fortunate to be able to collaborate with her, and is
doubly glad to have been part of a process that he said harkens back to the golden years of hip-
“I respect hip-hop,” he said. “My respect for the ones who paved the way for me means I gotta
do my duty when I’m called upon. When some of the artists I look up to drop a project, it makes
me want to go into the studio and write or just go off the dome. I feel like I’m good enough to
stand with those guys. I know the game is hurting for lyricism, and the void can’t just be filled
by Kendrick or J Cole or Joyner Lucas. We need a vast amount of talented cats who can get busy
on the mic. I want to be part of the movement of new hip-hop artists who help bridge that
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Boogie Noche combines trap with boom-bap on new album, ‘Darker Nights’ BROOKLYN, NY – Boogie Noche likes fun music. His unique...
kind artist who is lighting up the East Coast with his new music. Though he’s spent more than a
decade in the industry – grinding it out and riding a wave of success – he knows that the launch
of his new album, “Darker Nights,” will put him on the map in ways he’s never before seen.
“Basically we’re all looking for success and sometimes you have to go through rough things to
get there,” he said. “That’s what this album is all about. It’s not always a good night
– sometimes we have darker nights. And this album uses diverse sounds to explore some of
those themes. There are five boom-bap records on it and the rest are trap. And throughout it all
I’m getting lyrical and having fun with the music.”
The main single from the album is a song called “I Got Rhythm.” It’s the perfect example of one
of his “boom-bap” songs, and features a classic 88 Jay-Z sample on it. Boogie Noche said he
turns to a little of a trap beat toward the middle of the song, and the outro also feature a bit of
trap. And at the end of the day it’s one of those songs that people will just love to have fun with
and listen to over and over again.
“It sounds dope,” he said. “I was just flexin flows and putting it on for Brooklyn. It’s one of those
tracks where I’m just going off, and I gotta let you know I got it. And like with all of my music, I
just want people to relate – even those people who aren’t at the same level. We’re all the
same, no matter where we are around the globe. We can all relate on a certain level. But most
especially if you’re down with hip-hop, then we can probably get down together.”
Boogie Noche said that though he loves to have fun, he’s also grounded and can spit with a lot
of different flows while discussing a wide variety of topics. He never wants to stick to the same
formula from record-to- record. That’s why he’s constantly trying new flows and listening to
other sounds within the industry to try to stay at the level that keeps him mainstream, while
still pushing the envelope with creativity.
“And I give them my flavor,” he said of his music. “I’m lyrical and flow-wise I do some
harmonizing and some singing. I’m not a young guy in the game, but that doesn’t mean I can’t
keep up with them. I sound completely different from a lot of people, and I have definitely
developed my own lane. I love commercial, underground, and all angles and aspects of hip-hop.
I dip and dive and try to make what I’m good at and then mix it all together.”
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