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[UPDATE] Upcoming Event: Sultry Sounds 1/13 in Washington DC

The first Sultry Sounds of the New Year is the All Stars Edition which will be held on January 13th in D.C. DMV artists like Kenny Sharp, Davonne D’Neil, Finao Love, and Marquita Cheron will be performing for their fans and will bring the music that you feel in your soul. This is that young soul music, the new generation of that soul music that is missing a lot in today’s music.

kenny sharp Kenny Sharp – Kenny Sharp has a unique style of in his song ‘Brown Liquor Music’ by storytelling and keeping it simple with just a guitar playing in the background so you can really focus on his lyrics rather than the beat of the song. He has a country feel to his music but its more up-tempo than your normal country song that you will hear on the radio. It adds his twists to it so even if you don’t like country music, you would still enjoy it. In his track ‘Fine As Wine’, he changed up the music and flow than what he had in his Brown Liquor. He uses more musical instruments (i.e. drums and keyboard) and it has a flow like the open mic and poetry slams you would attend. Listening to it, I got the feeling that I was listening to a Kendrick Lamar track. ‘Will I Love You’ has a 90s feel to it. The music he decided to use on this track is a feel good sound. If you love music that makes you want to get up and dance or just lay back and relax, this is that song. As an artist, Kenny Sharp is able to change up his sound and keep you interested at each change and have you thinking he can really do it all. Kenny is an artist that you need to look out for. To listen to his tracks, you can go to his page on Sound Cloud.

davonne d'neil Davonne D’Neil – Davonne D’Neil is a gifted artist with a true God given talent. Her song ‘Deeper’ draws you in when you hear the first of the beat and her voice comes in. This track just works just because of the flow it has. The music, the beat, her lyrics, her voice, everything, just absolutely everything goes together and you are given this awesome sound where you will just want to forget all of your problems. ‘Sugha Pie’ shows the vocals of D’Neil. She really put her heart and soul into this track. You can tell by the lyrics that whoever her “sugah pie” is, he has really put a spell on her. ‘Careless Love’ starts with the 1940s maybe 1950s piece from a song and eventually, you hear D’Neil’s voice. She keeps the flow of the 40s or 50s to give you that mix of swing and jazz music that makes you snap your fingers and bob your head to the beat and close your eyes to hear the lyrics. To listen to her tracks, you can go to her page on Sound Cloud.

finao loveFinao Love – If you are into the somewhat newer R&B genre, you will love Finao Love. When I first heard Love’s song ‘Down’, I immediately started enjoying it. His lyrics aren’t too provocative to where you wouldn’t enjoy it. It has bearable and sensational lyrics with a nice rhythm of music that soothes you. ‘My Girl Be Trippin’ has the fast paced musical beat that brings the track to life. Love speaks about his girl being jealous whenever he would leave their home together. She would think that he was out with other girls or just doing things he shouldn’t be doing. He tells her she needs to learn how to love and trust. He is willing to work on their relationship and grow with her. Finao Love has a track that is called ‘She Likes It’. This particular song has this dance type vibe to it when it first comes on and it suddenly drops to a nice and study beat. The beat picks back up and you will hear DMV Ferris’s come in with his rap.

marquita cheron Marquita Cheron – Marquita Cheron has a track called ‘Circus’. This song is her saying that her she is not a fool or some side show that is for a guy’s entertainment. She continues to say that she is so much more than just a “circus show” and deserve so much better than what this particular person is making her feel. This song is an anthem for the women who are being mistreated by their supposed to be loves of their lives in my personal opinion. She is telling them that you have to know your own self-worth and you have to have the courage to leave and remove someone or people who doesn’t respect what you are worth. ‘Falling Deeper’ is her being in love song with someone very special in her life. She catches herself falling deeper and deeper in love with the way they smell, their voice, and everything else about them. It is a song that will make you feel like a teenager seeing your crush and you get the butterflies in your stomach. ‘Rain Quiet Storms’ is basically ‘Rain’ by SWV. If you love SWV then you would definitely love Cheron’s track. You have the rainfall sound effects with the soft music and the Cheron’s voice coming in singing the lyrics of SWV but you will eventually hear the creative lyrics of hers that flows with the song.

Overall, the artists of the DMV are amazingly talented and have their own unique way of showcasing who they are and how they feel.

January 13th at
The TreeHouse Lounge 1006 Florida Ave Ne, Dc
for Sultry Sounds All-Star Edition!

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Ep Review: Chad Michael – Rain


Chad Michael Rain EP[LOS ANGELES] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, the upcoming Arizona native emcee/singer Chad Michael has released his EP Rain. The six track collection of songs portray a compelling story-line from a man pursing his dreams. During 2014-2015, Chad Michael went to college and moved to Southern California to make a career in music.

Going through the experiences he endured and lesson’s learned, Chad Michael wanted to express this on the Rain EP. All produced by Oregon Producer Emotion Beats. They were able to work together and really give the feel of rain fall, because of the records up and downs. Throughout the 25 minute journey, how can you not relate to Chad Michael. My favorite tracks of the Rain Ep are Evolution, Different, Weekend Love, and Rain. Here’s what I thought about my favorite tracks:

EVOLUTION is a track that shows off Chad Michael’s verbal capabilities! By showing us how fast and creative his lyricism can be. Considering this is the first track off the EP and the first song I hear from Chad Michael, this is definitely a great introduction. He lets the listener know the bullshit he’s been through and what he’s doing to prevail in his music career. Dope flow!

DIFFERENT is a track where Chad Michael expresses his time growing up in Arizona and making the big move to California. Retouching his roots Chad realizes things change and things will become different. Visual Directors Danny Gauthier and Chad M. Arechiga bring Chad Michael’s music video to his first single DIFFERENT.

WEEKEND LOVE here’s a track where Chad Michael becomes a hopeless romantic. When needing love you just have to take it slow or do what just feels right. But due to his career and the long distance, the commitment just doesn’t feel right. With what the entertainment industry is trying to show the artist, that the most important thing is getting money and fucking bitches. Messes with the mind, but not the heart.

RAIN I find this track to be very poetic with a heavy introspective perspective. With the simple production, it really makes you concentrate with what Chad Michael’s had to say. The twenty-four year old artist who has potential in making his mark in the hip-hop scene. RAIN also shows Chad’s melodic and soulful side to his music.
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Chad uses ‘Rain’ as an opportunity to continue to explore and refine his burgeoning mixture of sounds. Whether crooning softly to an old flame or attempting to navigate the difficulty of societal pressures, the young artist’s intelligence, raw ability, and passion shine

With the beginning of the year underway, Chad Michael is expected to have collaborations with established artists and some new music videos as well! Be on the lookout for more content and take a listen to the Rain Ep.

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Freestyle Friday: Klassik – Can’t Be (Her)


klassik-seasons-[MILWAUKEE, WI] Soulful Artist Klassik brings us an original freestyle inspired by Montell Jordan. This freestyle is meant for the ladies. Klassik went into create mode and flipped the 90’s R&B track by sampling his own background vocals from the VOICELIVE into Ableton. Then recorded all live in his bedroom, where he took one take with no post-production and no lyrics written. CAN’T BE (HER) freestyle was created with Klassik’s fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz, and pays homage to legends from the past.

Check out Klassik’s latest album #SEASONS at www.iamklassik.com
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Album Review: Pennjamin Bannekar – Paper Plane Pilots


[CHICAGO] Pennjamin Bannekar is an artist who’s looking to express himself through his music. Penn has with his album Paper Plane Pilots! The twleve track project is a story from start to finish. From being involved in the music scene, to working things out in a long relationship, dealing with heartbreak, and with life afterwards.

pennjamin bannekarThis is not your regular type of hip-hop sounding project, the Paper Plane Pilots is filled with melodic R&B flows and amazing production from Flawless Tracks, !llmind, SuperstaarBeats, Canis Major and celebrity Chicago producer The Fr3shmen (producers for Fabolous, Jeremih, Cassie, Raekwon, and Travis Parker among others).

My favorite tracks off Pennjamin Bannekar’s album are Word, Penn & Paper (featuring Taylor Mallory & Lokachiran), Kill Button, Bodies (featuring Dhniera Blu), Thief (featuring Felly The Voice), Like We’re Broken Up (featuring Jessica Louise & Runway Bella), Here’s What I Think About U, and Congratulations. I feel the project benefits both female and male audiences. For females because of the diversity with R&B singers on the project and for the fellas because of his descriptive lyrics.

When it comes to creating a visual to bring what you say to life. With Penn, he was able to by releasing so far his music videos WORD, THIEF (featuring Felly The Voice), and LIKES. You can only find these tracks off the Paper Plane Pilots; take a look!



One of my favorite tracks has to be LIKE WE’RE BROKEN UP. I really like the chemistry between Pennjamin Bannekar, Jessica Louise & Runway Bella. They give the track a bit of a spunkiness. The song also reminds me of a 90’s pop/hip-hop track. Paper Plane Pilots is definitely a project that’s worth a listen and is filled with really dope tracks.

This concludes my review on the album, but if you’re diggin’ Paper Plane Pilots by Pennjamin Bannekar, then you should support the artist and get it on either iTunes, Amazing, and Google Play.

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Music Video: Kirby Maurier – Sweet Potato Pie (S.P.P.)


[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Singer Songwriter Kirby Maurier releases the first music video from her independent album Doing The Most. Bringing to life her single that is super catchy with S.P.P (Sweet Potato Pie). The premiere comes in time for the holiday season. The visual takes us to Kirby Maurier who is baking some Sweet Potato Pies with her lady friends. Then she goes and makes a special delivery which is apart of a setup? Wonder if the video is going to continue the story in her next music video.
kirby-maurier-sppOn Doing The Most first week’s release, it was featured on iTunes and Apple Music. I preordered it and it’s definitely worth it. S.P.P. video was directed by Bleu Odin, Kirby Maurier and Motivator. Produced by Vegas Fontaine, Written by Kirby Maurier, Recorded by Vegas Fontaine, Mixed by Danny “The Architect” Russo.

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Doing The Most is one of the highest selling independent R&B albums of 2015 in the South Atlantic Region, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album was released on Valholla Entertainment in 2015 and was produced entirely by Vegas Fontaine. Executive Produced by Vince “Valholla” Eyma and Co-Executive produced by Vegas Fontaine & Kirby Maurier.

On sale for a limited time on iTunes for only $4.99

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Audio: Yourz Truly – Going In For Life


[ATLANTA, GEORGIA] Rapper/Singer-Songwriter Yourz Truly, started out as an R&B Artist that later adapted the hip-hop flows since he became a freestyle battle rapper. But concentrating more on the musical route, Yourz Truly releases his overall positive track GOING IN FOR LIFE that showcases a true uplifting feeling. Regardless of how hard the world can be, you just gotta put your all in order to take full control of your life. FALL 2015 Yourz Truly is set to release his debut EP First Impression. Be on the lookout from more from Yourz Truly and check out his website: yourztrulyyt.com

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Audio: Lucille – Social Media

In these days where we feel the need to share our lives online it feels to hear it be addressed in a song. Lucille gives us this soulful single that speaks of what really goes on in the world over this Pure Quality Jay track. I felt like she was singing directly to me seeing how my last relationship ended because of drama brought on by social media. I guarantee you many ladies will find this song relatable from the point of view that Lucille is singing and many of the guys will feel as I did. Many of people put up a social media façade nowadays to cover up what is really going on and to hide their feelings. The lyrics of this song paint such a vivid picture of just that. She even went into detail of what she was writing on each social networking and the types of photos she posted. I honestly think this song deserves a great deal of attention and promotion because it’s something that everyone can relate to. I definitely will be checking out her EP “Birthday” based on this song. Check it out below.

Connect with Lucille online
www.facebook.com/foreverlucille
www.twitter.com/foreverlucille
www.instagram.com/foreverlucille
www.youtube.com/foreverlucille
www.reverbnation.com/lucillepierre

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Music Video: Jasmine Jordan – Smile

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[Los Angeles, California]

The stand alone followup to her debut EP, Time Travel, Jasmine Jordan’s infectious voice has us happily bopping along with her song Smile.

The video makes great use of color in order to convey the different types of emotions she’s singing about. With the current state of the game, music videos are often something you just do to get them out of the way and little thought is put into how they complement the song. It’s great to see how Jasmine’s visual goes against that way of thinking in order to enrich the song. After listening to it on Soundcloud, I had all sorts of warm colors in my mind based off of the production and lyrics alone. It was really nice to see those colors put on screen almost as if they had been ripped right from my mind.

Pleasant video. Worth a watch/listen for the soulful R&B Heads out there.

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Music Video: Lew Sid – Ain’t Gonna Work Out


AGWOScreen5[VIRGINIA] Sometimes with the path of relationships you go all in and become hopeful you found someone special, then it leads to something that just feels absolutely hopeless. Emcee Lew Sid is able to portray it on his first official single off his upcoming project in 2016, with AIN’T GONNA WORK IT OUT. The track samples Mayer Hawthorne’s “Just Aint Gonna Work Out“, and Howard Coolin was able to give that hip-hop style with some R&B. Lew Sid in his visual take on AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT you see two scenarios of what he dealt with in awkward relationship moments. You just have to watch the video for yourself to see what Lew Sid went through. The video was directed by Monte Battle and Andre Jones. The creative visual features Jasmine Garcia, Ladarrious Prim, and Kat. I thought the video was pretty funny. My favorite part is the DJ’s reaction to his first girl leaving him. What’s your favorite part of Lew Sid’s music video AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT?

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Upcoming Event: 10/9 – Underground Report in ATL During A3C & BET Weekend

UNDERGROUND REPORT will make its ATL debut this week, with a headlining performance by Atlanta-based Hip Hop Collective Two-9.

Kirby Maurier, Saykoo + Xali will represent for Miami at the show – we’d love for you to post!

Taking place during A3C & BET Weekend 2015, the show is this Friday, October 9th, at The Gallery EAV, (490 Flat Shoals Ave, SE, 30316). Doors open at 6pm. Entry is 18+.

Live performances will also include sets by:

TRAP clothing creator Zeus TRAPPIN
ReeMarkable, daughter of Straight Outta Compton ringleader Eazy E
New Orleans Songstress Ms. Charm Taylor
UNDERGROUND REPORT creator and CEO of Creative Society, MORGAN, who will open the stage for Two-9
Live Painting by J. LEUNAMMé, Mike Roy, Taron “VA” Everett + Nate Greyski.

Happy Juice OPEN BAR + Food by 95th Street Tacos.

The show will be hosted by FLOCKALAND, Stay (+) clothing creator and Atlanta socialite, and STEFisDOPE of DOPE SINCE ’88. Sound will be handled by Fleet DJ and Leakes Entertainment Affiliate DJ FDS, with a special guest set by one of the top female DJ’s in the A, DJ Reese.

Tickets are on sale at the door, as well as online at http://bit.ly/ugreporttix. Entry prices are $10 before 10pm, $20 after.
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Project Review: Lamont – Respect My Grind


2E4A4688[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Growing up in different neighborhoods from North Miami Beach, to Overtown, to Perrine, and even down to Homestead. Lamont was living and dealing with the struggles of living in the inner city. Even witnessing his parents battle drug addiction which gave him the strength to vow to never sell those drugs under any kind of circumstance. This is where Lamont truly began developing himself as a person. Currently, Lamont has released his Respect My Grind project that consists of five tracks. I gotta say that Respect My Grind was very well put together. Project credits from recorded by Lifer Entertainment, Mixed by D.Shim Productions, and Executive Produced by Lamont himself. Respect My Grind has a powerful vivid honesty that goes well with his empathetic lyrics. Lamont starts with Disclaimer, bringing that hardcore side of himself with the grittiness of his flow. Then Lamont brings with his next track MASHED POTATOES. Feel with R&B vibes and a catchy hook. A track to get your girl in the mood. The following track is entitled ANOTHER YEAR, which is dedicated to all the people you know who are no longer here. _E4A4760Its like we need to celebrate cause we’re here for another year. Another dope track with those R&B vibes. Then Lamont takes us to church with his track LORD KNOWS. Lamont goes in on this one, he describes a woman asking why they took her baby, he was killed from violence on the street. RESPECT MY GRIND is more of a fun, soulful track where Lamont gives you his back story and let’s you know the only way to work is going the hardest. My favorite tracks are Disclaimer, Mashed Potatoes, and Another Year. But my all time favorite track has to be MASHED POTATOES, because how catchy it is and his flow is sick on this one. Your left impressed with his capability to flow on these different sounding tracks. Lamont did a mixture of sampled and boom-bap beats. Respect The Grind is worth the listen since Lamont is standing up in his artistry and expressing himself the best way he knows how, and that’s through his music. Be on the look out for more releases from Lamont by following his social media links.

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Music Video: Trent Crews – Greedy Love


trent crewsThere is an R&B singer who calls Columbus, Ohio home with a hot new video for his summer record “Greedy Love”. Trent Crews is the name, and he isn’t bashful about “wanting it all” from his lover. Walking the streets of New York, Trent sees what he wants and takes it while he serenades his lady listeners. Times Square, Chinatown, and other dope locations provide the back drop and the choreography with his background dancers are on point. The video adds to his steady collection of quality visuals his latest leads the way for his EP which is expected to make its way to retailers in September! Trent Crews seems to be on his way to the top, and I wouldn’t bet against someone who “wants it all”.

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Audio: Elise 5000 – Aye Yeah featuring Jae Barz


imp-55463[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Check out the latest promo release by Elise 5000 with AYE YEAH, featuring Jae Barz. The Pop and R&B singer demonstrates her talents on this track over M-Millz production. Elise 5000 and Jae Barz made a dope track together. I really like Elise 5000 voice and the style of her music. AYE YEAH is just a sneak peak to what Elise 5000 has to offer with her upcoming mixtape Fantasy VS Reality. Elise 5000 is a multi-talented recording artist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Born and Raised in Bonaire, Georgia Elise now currently resides in Los Angeles. Stepping closer to her dreams in making in, in the industry. Can’t wait for Elise 5000 upcoming mixtape Fantasy VS Reality. Don’t forget and show your support and follow Elise 5000 on her social media outlets to get updated with all her exclusives.

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Audio: JR & PH7 – Barriers featuring Eric Biddines


x4eOaax_JR & PH7 are producers from Germany, who are at it again. With their new track titled BARRIERS, this time featuring West Palm Beach Artist Eric Biddines with his smooth lyrics and melodies. I love how the producers collaborated with an artist from the states, this shows a bridge being build between musicians on an international level. BARRIES is from the upcoming JR & PH7 EP ‘Noir’. You can now Pre-Order ‘Noir’ via iTunes, it is set for it’s official release on August 28th on digital and vinyl.

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Audio: Element Jetson – Brown Suga


[MIRAMAR, FL] Upcoming Emcee Element Jetson released his second single BROWN SUGA off his upcoming project, All. Which is expected to be released in early August 2015. Element Jetson expresses his infatuation with woman of color with this smooth-talking and melodies. Definitely for the ladies. It’s like something about them, he just can’t help himself. At the end of the track he adds a Biggie sample “Like ’em Brown, Yellow, Puerto-Rican or Haitian“. Also, BROWN SUGA was produced by Element Jetson himself!!

What Makes You Different Element Jetson:

ELEMENT JETSON: Everyone is naturally different. I’m not saying that everyone is completely different from each other. I’m saying that no one is exactly the same. Therefore, if every artist were to be themselves then all music would sound different and unique from each other. However, many artists intentionally trying to sound similar to each other is usually the case. I believe I’m different because I’m being myself through the music and at the same time keeping the quality of the music top notch. At the end of the day I just want the product to be dope and as much people as possible to enjoy the product with me.

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Download: Cash Sinatra – Nineteen 90 Somethin EP


65682f_163cc31002df4efeabfb76ea2db22f9f.jpg_srb_p_873_582_75_22_0.50_1.20_0[QUEENS, NEW YORK] Cash Sinatra is bringing us that fire with his latest EP titled Nineteen 90 Somethin. For Us 90′ Kids we’re going to really vibe out to this one. Classic Tracks over very familiar R&B instrumentals from the 90’s and re-touched by 2015 flavor. Ranging from Blackstreet, Aaliyah, R.Kelly, and Ghost town DJs. Nineteen 90 Somethin was inspired by his track One In A Million inspired by Aaliyah’s smooth rhythm. Off of his eight track EP my favorite tracks off of the Nineteen 90 Somethin are Doo-Wop, Color Me Lit, IDLY II, One In A Million, Think Of You, and No Diggity. Cash Sinatra has improved tremendously from the last time we featured him in 2011. He sounds more confident on this type of production. Cash has been busy lately, from performing on DJ Envy’s “Follow The Flow” and being apart of The Source Unsigned Hype & Cypher. Also, be on the look out for new visuals off of the Nineteen 90 Somethin EP and don’t forget to follow Cash Sinatra on all his social media accounts.
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Download: Klassik – Autumn EP


As time passes, feelings and vibes can change too. Inspired by the seasons throughout the year, Milwaukee Hip-Hop/R&B Artist Klassik presents us with his Autumn EP. Pretty dope considering over this passed weekend Pigeons & Planes premiered the project on their site. Warmer days are fewer and farther between, but in the days before you buckle down from the frost of WINTER again. 1427778020 The AUTUMN season allows for an introspective harvest of all vibrations and energy that allows you to be creative. Klassik is able to maintain this because he gets super soulful with his melodic singing and he produced the tracks himself. Recorded and mastered by Mammyth Audio. For being three tracks long, the project holds the fort down. Only if it had about 2-3 more tracks, then I would of felt it more complete. But hey, Klassik definitely has a new sense to where R&B and Hip-Hop can come together. Take a look at the other season projects Klassik came up with within this passed year: WINTERSPRINGSUMMER. Be in the loop & stay connected.

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Download: JAMESCOLD – Ocala EP


JAMESCOLD is an upcoming R&B/Hip-Hop artist that was born and raised in New York City but currently resides in the beautiful sunny state of Florida. 11726_1555134561410156_7644974840335006598_n Inspired by the change and adaptation to a new culture JAMESCOLD presented his first EP titled Ocala. The style and grace of Ocala, embraces that dark and mellow sounds. I sense Drake/Weekend vibes throughout the project, it’s definitely worth a listen! JAMESCOLD goal is to put Ocala on the map in recognition for it’s musical talent that’s constantly over looked for being a small city. Executive Produced By James Cole and featured producers included Patchrickk, Kelly Portis, Yung Frank, and Wonya Love. My favorite tracks from the Ocala EP are The Motion, Overdose, OrdinaryAllAmerican, Running, and The Come Up. Be on the lookout on more content from JAMESCOLD!

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