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Black History Month begins at Honeycomb Music. Check out Black History Music produced by Josh Milan (FREE)



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(The following is an open letter written by Josh Milan, published in 2015)

I'll be the first to admit that in a lot of ways I'm old fashioned. I never thought I'd hear myself say things like "back in my day...", or "when I was coming up...", but the older I get, the more I hear myself say those things. While it's the shortest month in the year, Black History month, to me, is very important. The story of the Black American started with hardship beyond most of our comprehension. An African man taken from his home, family, and everything he knows. And after he was beaten into submission, he would be chained to the bottom of a wooden ship. His people would be packed very similar to the way companies pack sardines in a can. There were no bathroom breaks. A small portion of watery porridge was given to sustain them. You and I would probably not survive the long trip. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and urination, were done while laying on top of each other during the trip. They weren't at all washed till they got to their destination. "The Land Of The Free, The Home Of The Brave!" His story is sad, full of murder, torture, and mental anguish. His women were raped and sometimes in front of him. His teeth, knocked out for sport. The slave traders managed to affect the minds of his people with violence and bone chilling fear.

So much so that they would eventually abandon their own culture to embrace the oppressors teachings. These people were once full of pride, culture, self awareness, spirituality, and most importantly, love. Many years after this tragic event happened, these people were given a very limited sense of freedom. And expected to be grateful for what was given to them. If anyone showed any anger, or resentment over the position they were in, they would be killed. To this day, 2015, I feel that Black Americans are targeted by law enforcement, and any sort of authority in America. And today, just like their ancestors before them, the Black American is beaten, wrongfully accused and punished, even killed by the same authorities that oppressed their forefathers.

I think it's amazing that, given the origin of the black people in America, they were able to contribute so much to the advancement of this country. At the same time I feel that pride is lacking amongst Black people in America. We've developed a culture that, in my opinion, does not reflect the spirit of self love and progress that our people once had. Here's where I get a little old fashioned.

I have friends that "lovingly" call each other "bitch." Sometimes they'll say "I'm not calling you a bitch, but I'm just saying". Our men call each other "Nigga" daily. I have family members that wear their pants sagging so low that one can see their underwear. Young girls fighting each other because someone texted "their nigga". Gang violence is still alive and well. Young black men killing each other over trivial, small issues, taking pride in doing longs terms in the prison system.

So this project is about two things:
One, we celebrate the contributions of the Black American. I think celebrating their contributions is something all American people can and should do. All people have benefitted from them.
And two, we celebrate Black people and all of their achievements while in America, while in slavery, and while being forced in an unimaginable living situation. It's my hope that pride can be instilled in the hearts of Black people everywhere and that you will enjoy this project and pass it to others.

Happy Black History Month,
Josh Milan

Josh Milan's "Disco at City Park (Superstar)" is the Dance Floor Anthem we all need!



DESCRIPTION:

Honeycomb Music continues its mission to bring you a dynamic range of music, melodies and moments that last a lifetime. With his latest release, Josh Milan taps into his disco influences with the sensational "Disco at City Park (Superstar)". From the start of the beat to the building of its sounds, the listener is transported to an outdoor disco dance from a futuristic time. With his signature style on full display, Josh is clearly having a great time blending 70s era synthesizers with a futuristic flare. "Disco at City Park (Superstar)" does the near impossible. It harkens back while progressing forward. In talking about his latest release, Josh adds: "As a child, I grew up across from Commodore Barry Park. It's where I would first hear the finest in disco classics – 'Cocomotion' by El Coco, comes to mind. The young men threw 'jams' (parties) and I learned what would be my introduction to the origins of house music - DISCO!"

Check out more of this incredible music by visiting Honeycomb Music on the web at: honeycombmusicstore.com
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released February 1, 2021

MUSICAL CREDITS:

Written and produced by Josh Milan.
All vocals and instruments performed by Josh Milan.
Recorded and mixed by Josh Milan at Honeycomb Music Studios in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Mastered by Adam Cruz at EbbnFlow Studios in Bloomfield, NJ.

Contains a sample of Anané "Walking on Thin Ice".
Used by permission.

Published by Josh Milan Songs (BMI).

Cover art design by Adam Cruz.
Executive Produced by Josh Milan and Adam Cruz.

©2021 Honeycomb Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

I Survived 45 - A Limited Release by Josh Milan and Honeycomb Music - available for 24 hours only!



DESCRIPTION:

It has finally arrived. In America, the January 20, 2021 date couldn’t have come any sooner. For many of us, we haven’t just lived through the last four years; we have survived 45. Honeycomb Music is inspired by the start of this new chapter in our country’s history, but we’re also reminded of how much work we have yet to do, as a people. With that in mind, we are so proud to present (for a limited time), Josh Milan’s brand new release, entitled “I Survived 45,” a monumental masterpiece befitting of the times we’re living in. Available for the next 24 hours ONLY, make sure and pick up your copy immediately of this poignant, yet poetically breathtaking release. At Honeycomb Music, we wish to thank you for your continued love and support always. Without all of you at #honeycombnation there is no Honeycomb Music.

In honor of this limited release, Josh adds: “I wish to dedicate this release to those that have survived 45. If that statement resonates with you, then this song is a great meditation and a great declaration. “I SURVIVED 45” is something I can hardly say without a tear developing in my eye. This is a song of gratitude. I love you all.” We love you too, Josh!
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MUSICAL CREDITS:

Written and produced by Josh Milan.
All vocals and instruments performed by Josh Milan.
Recorded and mixed by Josh Milan at Honeycomb Music Studios in East Stroudsburg, PA.
Mastered by Adam Cruz at EbbnFlow Studios in Bloomfield, NJ.

Published by Josh Milan Songs (BMI).

Cover art design by Adam Cruz.
Executive Produced by Josh Milan and Adam Cruz.

©2021 Honeycomb Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.


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