Marissa V.

I'm just a girl who loves art and frequents museums, and wants to share her world through drawings and photographs. I often fall into "SoundCloud rabbit holes." I am also the president of my local chapter of the Beyhive.

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portrait in two

Chris McClenney is a musician and a painter on ‘Portrait In Two’ (Review)

Chris McClenney had quite the 2016. He produced “Outta Sight/Dark Lavender” on D.R.A.M.’s debut album, was highlighted on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, and also made a spot for himself on their viral charts. If you’re hip to Soulection, you may already be familiar with Chris McClenney and the EP he dropped for their White Label Series. . . .

New Music Jan 11  |  

Doja Cat appeals to the senses with “Touch”

Doja Cat is back with another random single, this one called “Touch.” Like many of her other songs, “Touch” is slow and seductive. The song is very sensual with a hook that repeats, “I like it when you touch me,” and the way she sings on this particular track is alluring, adding to the overall . . .

Fake Love
New Music Jan 10  |  

Mila J flips Drake’s “Fake Love”

Los Angeles-based singer Mila J dropped her own version of Drake’s single, “Fake Love,” telling the story from a woman’s perspective. She doesn’t stray too far away from the original, staying in line with the original song’s message, keeping the same hook, but adding her own lyrics to the verses. She even added in some . . .


Tinashe turns up the heat with the “Company” video

Tinashe dropped the video for her single “Company,” a liberating song centered around female sexuality. In line with the feel and the lyrics of the song, Tinashe and her assembly of male and female background dancers can be seen performing non-stop, edgy choreography. It looks like Tinashe has started 2017 off right, and hopefully she . . .

New Music Dec 22  |  

Abra keeps things dark and wavy with “Bounty”

Abra said she misses randomly uploading new music on Soundcloud whenever she feels like it so she did just that with a dark, wavy track called “Bounty.” If you’re familiar with Abra, it fits her style, and production wise, it’s very similar to her bop, “Pull Up.” If you’re not hip to Abra, maybe you . . .

Match That
New Music Dec 16  |  

Deni Rosa wants to know if you can “Match That”

Singer Deni Rosa teamed up with producer E. Z. Rah and rapper RetroI$Awesome for her latest, “Match That.” Deni effortlessly sings over E.Z.’s upbeat, yet laid back production. Then, in the first verse, she gets straight to the point. It’s not uncommon to want someone who’s “on your level,” or as Deni puts it, someone who can . . .


Chris Brown – “Party” ft. Usher & Gucci Mane (Video)

Chris Brown is back with a video for his latest single, “Party,” featuring Usher and Gucci Mane. The song is set to be on his forthcoming album, Heartbreak On A Full Moon. Set in what looks like an abandoned building, it didn’t stop Chris and crew from having a good time. Everyone’s up on their feet . . .

Between Us
New Music Dec 10  |  

TYuS – “Between Us” ft. Cassow (Video)

TYuS is back again with a chilling and suspenseful video for “Between Us,” a song featuring fellow Portland artist, C A S S O W. This video includes a compelling storyline, but you must watch to the very end because good stories always have a twist. I’ll let you watch the video and figure out the . . .

New Music Dec 2  |  

Father – “Heartthrob” (Video)

Atlanta rapper and Awful Records founder Father dropped a video for his single, “Heartthrob.” Colorful and enticing, Father’s monotone voice spits over a childish beat with a lot of bounce in it, as he and a female companion have fun at a picnic table full of food. The video is short, but there’s so much . . .

New Music Nov 16  |  

TYuS – “Stay” (Video)

TYuS followed up his feel-good single “Stay” with an evenly feel-good video to match. In the video, TYuS can be seen kicking back at a party, blessing the mic at that same function and chatting it up on the phone with a young lady. The video has a simple concept, yet it’s still visually captivating, . . .

New Music Nov 4  |  

Aminé drops another summery groove in “Baba”

Still hot after the summer success of “Caroline,” Portland rapper Aminé hit us with another upbeat single called “Baba.” Aminé’s songs can be a bit of an acquired taste. You keep listening to see what it is he’s going for musically, then you think, “maybe this is something I can get into.” “Baba” is no different. It has . . .

D.R.A.M. - 'Big Baby D.R.A.M.' (Review)

D.R.A.M. takes center stage in his own special way on ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’ (Review)

After building up momentum by working with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment on Surf, Chance the Rapper on Coloring Book, and dropping his hit single, “Broccoli” with Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M., whose name stands for for “Does Real Ass Music,” is ready to make a name for himself. Hailing from Hampton, Virginia, which is part of . . .

New Music Oct 22  |  

TYuS taps into 90’s R&B aesthetic with “Stay”

Portland crooner TYuS is back with another Trap R&B banger called “Stay.” It’s very reminiscent of that old school male R&B aesthetic from the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, but with a new age flare – a mixture that’s sure enough to get people to listen and want to hear more. Sonically, “Stay” is solid. Lyrically, it’s not . . .

How Great

Chance The Rapper – “How Great” ft. Jay Electronica (Video)

Chance the Rapper shared the video for “How Great” from latest, extremely popular mixtape, Coloring Book. According to Chance, the video was shot on an iPhone. However, quality wasn’t sacrificed. It’s raw and simple, and the visuals focus heavily on the singers – one being Chance’s cousin Nicole. The video also features the Social Experiment, Jay Electronica, and . . .

New Music Oct 6  |  

Wintertime – “All The Time 2”

Florida rapper Wintertime recently popped up with a new song, aptly titled “All the Time 2.” Like most of his songs, this one is pretty short, but still has a lot of bump to it. Feel free to press play below, and remember–it’s wintertime all the time.