Featured Artist: Get To Know Anita Nicole

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The UK songstress with vocal eloquence, Peacock Under Pressure is please to present rising star Anita Nicole. Continue reading

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Featured Artist Wednesday: Get to Know Emanuel De’Anda

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“I will never forget the first time I performed in front of a crowd. It was the most exhilarating
experience ever. I knew at that very moment, that was it for me. I wanted to be a star…”

-Emanuel De’Anda

With vocals easy to fall for, Emanuel De’Anda is the latest member of Featured Artist Wednesday.

Inspired by such artists as Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye, the Pittsburgh native with  the velvety voice began his venture into the music industry in high school  as a member of the group, “Crave.” During his inclusion in the group,  De’Anda saw some success with significant spins on the local radio airwaves before signing with the R&B/Hip Hop group, “Pretty Ricky” under the pseudonym “Lingerie” in 2008.

His latest feature on the FOE Boyz new single, “Upgrade” is spinning all over the interweb with 721 plays on Soundcloud, and is currently available on iTunes.

We’re sure great things are to come for Emanuel De’Anda. Be sure to check out the official Emanuel De’Anda Facebook page for upcoming events and new music.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Featured Artist Wednesdays: Get To Know Teesh Tha Writer

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Though I’ve featured my former In The Circle cast member Teesh Tha Writer before, I would be remorse if I did not highlight her talents on Featured Artist Wednesdays.

The 28 year old songwriter/rapper has made quite the splash with her new single, “A** City,” a party track that can easily hold its own with the creations of Waka Flocka Flame, Young Jeezy and the like.

Hailing from the beautiful Garden State, Teesh’s musical inclinations  run the gamut of urban music appeal.

Whether you’re a Nicki Minaj or Meek Mill fan, Teessh provides a little of everything for every taste palate.

So if you’re looking for car crunk ready verses or a true lyricist, look no further.

Check out Teesh Tha Writer’s “A** City,” and keep an eye out  for her All On The Line EP coming soon. See her official Facebook for more album details.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Featured Artist Wednesdays: Get To Know J. Prophet

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It’s May 1, so you know what that means?! The first inclusion in our Featured Artist Wednesday segment brought to you by songwriter/lyricist, J. Prophet.

The Mt. Vernon resident rapper delivers a unique blend of  “Jesus-oriented message of love and freedom into jazz inspired, soul-infused and gospel-informed hip-hop.” The religiously and socially conscious microphone checker, who has shared the stage with Lupe Fiasco, picks up the mantel where his predecessors left off, adding his own edge with a level of modernity and musical relatability to a courageous statement of higher purpose.

Prophet’s rhythm and rhymes serve to assist in the creation of faith in the hearts of inner-city youth.  When it comes to the flesh of his music, the lyrics, the content is deeply rooted in “his beliefs but he’s also building with projects related to his community of belief.”

The Yale University graduate is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity while simultaneously pursuing his dreams of elevating others to a  faith driven life.

Check out J.Prophet’s “I Got Bread” EP dropping today!!!

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Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Up And Coming Musicians: Get Your Name Out There With Featured Artist Wednesdays

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If you are a rapper, singer, songwriter or producer, have your music showcased on Peacock Under Pressure’s “Featured Artist” Wednesdays highlighting who you are, where you’ve been and more importantly, where you’re going. We’re looking for all genres of music, so don’t be shy!!! Pop, Techno, Hip Hop, Country, R&B and a host of others, we want to hear from you!!!!

Submit a resume, portfolio, music and photos following the rules and regulations listed here.

Let’s Be Extraordinary together!!!

New Album: Jarell Perry, “Simple Things”

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If you are in the market for smooth, untapped R&B talented, then Jarell Perry is certainly the crooner for you. Previously reported on here, the artist in question has released his critically acclaimed, debut LP, “Simple Things” available for full stream and download below.

Take a listen to his new single, “Smoke + Mirrors” also available right here on Peacock Under Pressure.

This young man has talent!!!

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

New Music: VanJess, “Swimming Pools” (Cover)

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Fashion month is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the style ends!!! I have been working on a really fun post for you guys just in time for Spring!!!

In the meantime, the ladies of VanJess covered Kendrick Lamar’s, “Swimming Pools.” How talented are these ladies? Sheesh. I am always happy to hear their reinterpretations.

You know what? Let’s hear their take on Rihanna’s, “Pour It Up.”

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

New Music: Ciara Feat. Future, “Wake Up Turn Up”

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Happy Friday my darlings!!! I’m in DC for the Inauguration Weekend. With all of the fun I intend on having, I hope I remember to snap some pics for my loves!!!

Let’s get to our Friday jam courtesy of Ciara featuring rumored beau, Future titled, Wake Up Turn Up.

The track, produced by Mike Will Made It, is something for the Sophisti-Ratchets!!!

You know what? Let’s make it a double feature!!! Here’s a newby also produced by Mike Will Made It from Future feat. Drake called, Fo Real, off of his upcoming mixtape, FBG: The Movie. 

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Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Video: Destra and Machel, “Carnival”

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I am going to blame a certain friend of mine for putting the thought of Carnival in my head. Oh, to be far away from my dreadful job on a glorious beach with great drinks, good friends, and amazing music.*sigh*

This Friday’s music choice goes to “Carnival” by Soca singer Destra featuring Machel.

Hey, if I can’t be there physically, I can damn sure be there mentally. Can I get an Amen?!!!!!

Video quality is awful, but sound is on point!!!

And I am going to throw Destra’s “Celebrate” in there too because I’m celebrating the weekend!!!!!

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

Episode One: Epic Day, “Six Years Later…”

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Quality internet shows are hard to come by. Series like The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl and The Unwritten Rules  are diamonds and the rough.

 That’s why I am pleased to introduce you to “Epic Day“, a Crizlassic Production.

The Mini-Series involves a group of friends that separate after their 2006 high school graduation party goes awry, allowing Brain to fulfill his dreams but disassociating himself from his crew at the same time.

” With the sudden reemergence of Brian Dunn, they find themselves bumping into each other. Can Brian truly bring them together with a “Re-union Party” or could things get much worse?”

Written and directed by Cris Thorne, the cast includes Brandon Lavon Hightower, Sylvia Nicole, Desmond Thorne, & my always funny sister Whitney Peaks!!!!

Be sure to stay tuned here for every episode plus much more!!! Make everyday, an Epic Day.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock