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Nic Nassuet’s Eleutherios Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
Nic Nassuet's Eleutherios Album Review

Artist: Nic Nassuet; Members: Nic Nassuet – Guitars and Lead Vocals; Catrina Grimm – Background Vocals and Percussion; Edward Hong – Violin; and Cat Arthur – Bass Album: Eleutherios Production: Josh Riccio, Sing Engine Records People can often harrowingly focus on the despair they distressingly encounter throughout their lives. But if they undoubtedly hold onto their hope in their humanity, they’re more likely to realize and accept that their lives can dramatically improve. Award winning singer-songwriter Nic Nassuet has had a long history in creating dynamic dramatics in his music that helps his listeners understand that they can truly take control of their lives, if they remain determined to hold  [ Read More ]


Plastic Yellow Band’s Above Gravity Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Plastic Yellow Band's Above Gravity Album Review

Artist: Plastic Yellow Band; Band Members: Gerald Jennings: vocals, guitar and keyboards; Joe Hurt: bass; Karl Derrick Tesch: drums; and Joe Smith (guitar) Album: Above Gravity Production: Label: ISI MUSIC; Produced by Gerald Jennings for ISI MUSIC; Music and Lyrics by Gerald Jennings; Publisher: ISI MUSIC, LLC; Recorded and mastered at: ISI STUDIOS Attempting to find and keep the right person who will unquestionably and wholeheartedly love you, who you can also profoundly support as you both value the world around you, can be one of life’s most harrowing and exhilirating experiences. Progressive rock band Plastic Yellow Band, which is inspired by the captivating sentimentalizes that are presented by both  [ Read More ]

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders Exclusive Clip Shows the Inside Story of the Rappers' Murder Investigations

American society has long been enthralled with Hollywood history and true crime mysteries, particularly when the two intriguingly intersect. The upcoming documentary, ‘Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders,’ offers a powerful glimpse into both pop culture history and true crime stories, as it gives an unprecedented inside look into the investigation into two of the most high-profile celebrity murders in Hollywood history, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. In honor of the film’s distribution on Monday, Shockya has an exclusive new clip, titled ‘Murder Rap – Puffy and the Crips.’ The clip, as well as the film, commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s death in September 2016, which is  [ Read More ]


Daniel Grinberg’s Short Stories Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
Daniel Grinberg's Short Stories Album Review

Artist: Daniel Grinberg Album: Short Stories Members/Instruments: Daniel Grinberg: guitars and keyboards; Maor Swartzberg: guitars, keyboards and bass guitar; Tal Tamari: drums and percussion; and Yoav Arbel: drums Production: Maor Scwartzberg Affectionately and thought-provokingly reflecting on your life’s most meaningful passions and connections can be a sentimental and gripping experience, particularly as you evaluate your most meaningful accomplishments. Instrumentalist Daniel Grinberg, who has created a successful career out of his admiration for science and technology, is now captivating audiences with his newly launched music career. The guitarist and keyboard player has recently released his debut record, the pop and melodic rock inspired ‘Short Stories.’ One the album, he collaborates with  [ Read More ]

Interview: Marlon Wayans Talks Fifty Shades of Black Soundtrack (Exclusive)

Confidently declaring your devoted admiration for the most important people and things in your life through comedy is one of the most powerful and endearing forms of flattery. Celebrated actor and comedian Marlon Wayans is once again showing his appreciation for pop culture in his upcoming comedy, ‘Fifty Shades of Black,’ his latest film in his signature genre that he passionately refers to as comedic remixes. The writer and producer is also embracing the fact that hip-hop and R&B soundtracks have been dominating the music charts to help support his love of parodying modern society. Open Road Films is set to release ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ on over 2000 screens  [ Read More ]

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Gets A New Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On January - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being. Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the  [ Read More ]

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Meet Marlon Wayans' Mr. Black in Fifty Shades of Black Soundtrack Giveaway

The best way to show your love of someone is often through music and comedy. Actor Marlon Wayans is once again showing his appreciation of spoofing popular films with his upcoming comedy, ‘Fifty Shades of Black,’ and its official hip-hop and R&B-inspired soundtrack. In celebration of the comedy and its accompanying record’s release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a CD copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Black’s official soundtrack. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ soundtrack contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until the soundtrack’s release date next Friday to enter, and you  [ Read More ]


Rapper Chief Keef signed with FilmOn in a collaboration on a series of hologram concerts. In November of this year, FilmOn founder Alki David suspended Keef’s contract, citing issues with his management team. Apparently, Chief Keef’s management released unauthorized music. According to Contract Music, Alki David filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Keef’s manager Idris ‘Peeda Pan’ Abdul Wahid. The lawsuit is also against producers, Zaytoven, Metro Boomin’, Sonny Digital, and DJ Holiday. Chief Keef’s management allegedly released two records from the 20-year-old rapper – “Finally Rollin’ 2″ and “Nobody 2″ – a month early in November when they should’ve been released in December 2015. “Since May 2015, Chief Keef has  [ Read More ]

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Midwest Soul Xchange’s New American Century Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Midwest Soul Xchange's New American Century Review

Artist: Midwest Soul Xchange; Members/Instruments: Ryan Summers – vocals, guitar, piano, b3, synthesizers, mandolin, lap steel and accordion; and Nate Cherrier – vocals, guitar, percussion, bass guitar and harmonica Album: New American Century Production: Produced by Ryan Summers and Nate Cherrier; Mixed and Engineered by Ryan Summers; Mastered by Ryan Summers; All mixing and mastering was done in Marshfield, Wisconsin; Songs recorded in Tempe, Arizona and Marshfield, Wisconsin Fully acknowledging the influence of those people who have left a sentimental and meaningful impact on your ideas and work is a gratifying experience for those who are nostalgically reflecting on their life’s journey. The folk and progressive rock band, Midwest Soul  [ Read More ]


Mind The Journey’s Color In The Gray Machine Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Mind The Journey's Color In The Gray Machine Album Review

Artist: Mind The Journey Album: Color In The Gray Machine Production: Produced by singer-songwriter Spencer Sabo; Mastered by Tom Waltz Being an introverted individual often comes with a negative perception from society, as people are often quick to judge their peers for their reserved ideas and approach to life. Singer-songwriter Spencer Sabo’s musical project, Mind The Journey, is enthrallingly allowing the Boston resident to explore his creativity through his unique psychedelic rock, alternative and synth pop songs. His electronica-based full-length debut album, ‘Color In The Gray Machine,’ which is set to be released on January 5, 2016, distinctly proves that the musician does crave acceptance by those people he appreciates.  [ Read More ]


Nesbeth’s My Dream Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
Nesbeth's My Dream Single Review

Artist: Nesbeth Single: My Dream Production: Entertainment Soul The hardships people are forced to contend with during their childhoods often powerfully influence the type of person they become as an adult. Jamaican reggae artist Nesbeth, who grew up in Trench Town, West Kingston, an area that regularly experiences high crime rates and widespread economic hardship, powerfully refused to fall victim to the harsh circumstances of his community. He was able to find a way to improve his life and future, and connect with people who understand the struggles of living in an economically suppressed area, through his love and talent for music. He has become a respected and admired musician  [ Read More ]


Watch Chris Brown’s Record Release Party on FilmOn.com

Posted by Rudie Obias On December - 18 - 2015 0 Comment

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” isn’t the only thing being released today. Recording artist Chris Brown is releasing his new record “Royalty” on December 18th. To celebrate its release, he’s performing a few choice cuts from the new record for an iHeartRadio Album Release Party on FilmOn.com for FREE!! That’s right for FREE!!!! Join host Angie Martinez, as she interviews Chris Brown about “Royalty,” which is named after his daughter and his 7th studio album. Royalty features 14 new songs, including singles like “Liquor,” “Zero,” and “Black To Sleep.” Tune in on FilmOn.com on December 18th at 10PM local time. You can click the link here, or watch the embed below: Buy  [ Read More ]

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Celebrate the Holidays with Festive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 11 - 2015 0 Comment
Miley Cyrus Christmas Sweater

Spending quality time with family and friends during the holiday season can be the most exciting and rewarding experience for many people. But for others, their time is even more gratifying if they honor their relationships by giving their loved ones exhilarating presents. So Shockya has complied a list of the most thrilling and intriguing rewards of 2015 with a festive holiday gift guide, which is in part inspired by some of everyone’s favorite celebrities. One of the most celebrated gifts in recent years is the holiday sweater, which many people love to wear for any occasion, especially parties. The inventive Scottish-based website, MorphCostumes, features such creative designs as the  [ Read More ]

Delta Deep’s Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Delta Deep's Take Me Home For Christmas Single Review

Artist: Delta Deep; Members-Phil Collen-all guitars, lead vocals (Def Leppard, MANRAZE); Robert DeLeo-bass guitars (Stone Temple Pilots); Forrest Robinson-drums/percussion (TLC, India.Arie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Joe Sample & The Crusaders); Debbi Blackwell-Cook-lead vocals (background singer with Luther Vandross, for Michael Buble and the late Gregory Hines, among others) Single: Take Me Home For Christmas Heedlessly rebelling against the expectations placed upon you by society and your family is an enticing prospect that many young adults happily embrace as they strive to determine what direction they want to take their lives. Phil Collen, who is most well known for garnering success during the 1980s and early 1990s as the lead guitarist of Def  [ Read More ]

Joel Ansett The Nature of Us Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Joel Ansett The Nature of Us Album Review

Artist: Joel Ansett Album: The Nature of Us Production: Produced by Brandon Weaver and Chase Weber Naturally understanding and grippingly embodying the most basic and understandable human emotions is one of the most essential abilities of any musician. Denver singer-songwriter-guitarist Joel Ansett is the latest performer to not only enthrallingly understand the instinctive feelings of needing to feel loved and accepted by those you care about, but also effortlessly infuse those emotions into his music. The entertainer, whose folk-pop and R&B-inspired debut album, ‘The Nature of Us,’ is now available, including on iTunes, explores all the joys and disillusionments of being in love. From blissfully always wanting to spend time  [ Read More ]

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