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Check Out C.S. Armstrong’s New Performance Video for “Own Two” Featuring Jay Rock

Born to a single mother in the service with a preacher grandma in his corner, C.S. Armstrong traveled an unbelievable road one step at a time. At 10-years-old, he preached in church as an ordained minister. At 16-years-old, he earned respect in the streets with his fists. At 18-years-old, he enlisted in the military to serve his country. Eight years later, he rolled into New York and lent his voice to one hip-hop banger after another. His instantly recognizable vocals shined on Statik Selektah’s “In The Wind” [feat. Joey Bada$$ & Big K.R.I.T] and Bun B, Prodigy, and Remy Bank’s “Where’s Your Leader.” His voice also coursed through Action Bronson’s tastemaker-approved Billboard Top 200 chart-topping Mr. Wonderful, in addition to joining the star on the road. Settling in Southern California, he powered Book’s “Last Man Standing” for the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer and dropped a pair of critically acclaimed independent projects, namely Truth Be Told [2019] and The Blue Tape [2020]. His voice echoed on Black Thought’s “We Could Be Good (United)” [feat. C.S. Armstrong & OSHUN] from the critical favorite Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain & Able. Along the way, Dr. Dre became his “uncle,” Republic Records signed him, and he distilled gospel, blues, hip-hop, and rock into a sound as intoxicating and biting as aged whisky. Streamed millions of times and championed by Billboard, A COLORS SHOW, and more, OnesToWatch claimed, “The music is something to grow old with.” Now, he tells the story with no filter on a series of singles for Republic Records.

DMV Born Ayzha Nyree Is Making A Name for Herself With, “Noya”

Ayzha Nyree bobs and weaves between R&B, rap, and pop with a red-hot signature style of her own. She was once a DMV native as she was born in Fredericksburg, VA. Now based in Los Angeles now, the singer, songwriter, and artist initially built up a massive audience on Tik Tok after her remix of Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” went viral to the tune of 60 million YouTube views and 2.5 million Tik Tok creates. She also recently lent her voice to “Issues” a standout from Day Lee’s debut EP, Way of Vol. 2. Signed to Republic Records, she’s primed to make a major impact.

Good Terms Writes Song About Frustration From Being Let Down by Their Heroes, “Pedestal”

Good Terms is your friendly neighborhood emo band. The three of them actually grew up in Northern VA/DC area. After years of working behind-the-scenes in the music industry, this group of best friends finally joined forces to get back to the roots of what made them first fall in love with music. The Los Angeles based quartet embraces the D.I.Y. spirit of the scene they grew up in by recording, producing, and mixing all of their music. Good Terms maintains a diverse sonic palette that spans from anthemic emo pop to blistering double time hardcore, with a sprinkle of everything you know and love from the Warped Tour Universe. Good Terms invites you to become a part of their community and participate in the catharsis they’ve found together.

The J.O.B Are No Criminals

More to Watch The Alchemist Inspired by the protests and police confrontations in their hometown during the summer of 2020, Richmond rock band, The J.O.B. decided to preserve the moment with this powerful new music video for their latest single, “Criminal”. “There’s a lot to this song, a lot of subtext,” says Jim O’Ferrell, the […]

Fellowcraft – The Best Is Yet To Come

Brandon, Zach, Pablo, and JR of Fellowcraft join the Alchemicast to discuss the recent release of their latest studio album, This Is Where You’ll Find Me, along with how the band has been growing its fanbase internationally, its acceptance within the metal community, and the importance of press coverage – especially from local DMV outlets.