They say you got to have a lot of heart and a strong one at that to make it in this industry. Drey Skonie (Lewis Andrew Jackson Jr.) was born and raised in the original birthplace of the famous Motown sound, Detroit Michigan with all the heart necessary and wears the city’s influence with pride. Drey’s natural musical abilities were evident at the early age of 6. Surrounded by a musical church environment, his first love was the drum, but his hands couldn’t resist the ebony and ivory keys, and he couldn’t keep quiet about his love so he had to sing. As a fully fledged musical talent in the making Drey Skonie possesses nothing but passion for his craft. The world got a glimpse with his global introduction on the first season of MTV’s “Making the Band 4” and he continues to add shine to his first love, music. Following his MTV appearance Drey Skonie continued the hard work joining his talents with Chicago’s own Kwiet Storm. Kwiet Storm was prolific and quickly developed a substantial local Chi-town following. K Storm managed to release numerous radio singles, music videos, and sold an estimated 8,000 copies of their self produced EP. The quartet’s dedication to the hustle was far beyond amazing, selling almost every copy of the CD out of the trunk of their car and tour van. 2010 brought with it changes and time to reflect. Drey appreciated the blood sweat and tears shared with his fellow group members but realized being a part of the group, wasn’t where his heart was at and struck out on his own. Through all of the years of trials and tribulations, Drey remains determined and passionate about his dream of singing on the world’s grand stage. Drey has remained versatile in his image and vocal abilities transcending and cutting across the limits of the R&B/Pop genre using a varied musical palette to create an aural masterpiece. His ability to play both piano and guitar allow him to further expand into nearly every significant genre of music. As a solo artist Drey Skonie is expanding on his experiences and pushing himself to the limit using all the tools gained; his mind, heart, and soul to infuse the music he creates with emotion and impact. Drey Skonie is far more than a full package , as a Singer, Songwriter, Drummer , Pianist, Dancer and self taught guitarist he has teamed up with the Detroit’s notable production team No Speakerz to add a little polish to his first solo effort. Drey is determined to spread the full measure of his heart through his voice and instruments with the stated goal of differentiating his dream and passion from the white noise and static. Drey Skonie’s musical flexibility has attracted and entertained a wide range of audiences and he fully understands that a pure musician should never limit his gift to a single genre. Be on the lookout and follow Drey Skonie the sensation as he “Flyyy’s” to the top in his solo career, and get “Skonie High” off his music… Today Drey Skonie is currently pushing to expand his boundaries so that you “THE WORLD” will know his name. Drey is featured on Shorty Da Prince’s, SDP Flower Bomb Remix. The video was released February, 2012 and made XXL Magazine’s “Bangers” list, along with other Artist, like (Obie Trice ” Spend The Day”) the second single off his album “Bottoms Up”. This video was also release 2012 & climbing its way to the top, & (King Mez “The Allure” produced by JCole) all featuring Drey Skonie. Skonie has built his viral presents even more this year by being featured on magazine blog sites such as , XXL , Source , Vibe , & Complex. Also other sites like, Rap Radar , Life & Times , BET, even being recognized in his hometown’s Radio One station Hot 107.5 fm also FM98 WJLB . Drey Skonie currently living in Detroit performing live as much as possible & working on his EP with Soundtrakk , Prolyfic & 1120 , a team called The 2-3 out of Chicago, along with other special collaborations & features all still in the works but for now you can download Drey Skonie’s newest Mixtape M.A.R.S (Mission as a Rising Star), hosted by DJ Iceberg off of Live Mixtapes
Simple open minded Songwriter record producer and mixing engineer with a life philosophy of truth and passion
Small town kid from Arkansas trying to inspire people and show everyone no matter where you come from, with hard work you can overcome anything
St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
A.J. Ventura is a self taught Producer/Songwriter/Audio Engineer/Drummer/Keyboardist. His passion and love for music came at the early age of four (4), when he started playing the drums. Being a native Virgin Islander, he was first exposed to Soca, Reggae, and Calypso music. He then took on the task of being the youngest Drummer of the Pan Connection Youth Steel orchestra at the age of 7, and his abilities blossomed since. In the Eleventh (11th) grade A.J. formed his own band, Xtaushun. The duties he fulfilled in the band were Bandleader, Lead Keyboardist, rhythm programming, and vocalist. The band won two back-to-back road march titles in 2003 and 2004 for St. Croix’s Crucian Xmas Festival with the Popular songs, Energy and Gasoline. Xtauhsun has opened for Major Artists in the music industry such as Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and the Asylum Family, Beach Boys, Nina Sky and others too numerous to mention. A.J. then started exploring and producing other Genres such as RnB, Pop, Hip Hop and Dance music, which is his favorite to date. A.J. has worked with many artists in the Virgin Islands and abroad such as Jalena, Pressure, Xpress Band and Deanna Brown, just to name a few. A.J. has also worked with popular soca Artist Skinny Fabulous. Skinny featured on A.J.’s carnival hit, “Spirit of Carnival”. A.J. ‘s goal for the song was to bridge gaps between all the islands of the Caribbean and to create a oneness amongst the people of the Caribbean. Recently A.J. and Skinny shot a music video for “Spirit of Carnival” which is now featured on TEMPO. A.J. is currently pursuing a career in music production. Having a substantial amount of professional music credits already, he feels music is the only way to go. The love, passion and dedication he has for his craft will only take him to the top and beyond. He often says “Music is the voice of life, and at some point in time we all resort back to music to heal us.” His motto is God first and everything else after, and through his music that message resounds!
click dat like button^^^^ i need fb fans ONLY FEMALE OUT OF THE I.S.R.E.A.L. CAMP LEAD BY THE 1 AND ONLY KING DAVID I STARTED WITH WRITING SPOKEN WORD AND POETRY. THEN SPED IT UP FEEL ME. AND NOW I RAP. I ALSO MAKE ALBUM COVERS, PROMOTION MATERIAL, I DESIGN CLOTHES, ALL KINDS OF CRAFTS, I SING, IM A GOST WRITER,IM A HOOK MONSTER, IM A WOUNDER WOMEN IN THIS SHIT. I DO IT ALL. I KNOW IM GONNA GET FLACK FROM THIS NEXT LINE BUT IM BEIN REAL DAS ALL I KNOW HOW TO DO . SO HERE IT IS . I DONT FREE STYLE. I KNOW PEOPLE SAY HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF A RAPPER IF YOU DONT FREESTYLE. WELL I DO SO THE FUCK WHAT. BUT I BET I COULD WRITE THE GREESIEST CHICK IN THE DIRT. IF IM FEELIN IT I CAN FREESTYLE A SPOKEN WORK POEM BUT NOTHIN AS FAST A RAPPIN. SO IF YOU AINT FEEIN THAT CLICK DAT LITTLE RED X AND MOVE ON . BUT IF YOU DONT CARE CLICK PLAY ON ANY 1 OF MY SONGS AND LET ME TAKE YOU INTO MY WORLD. I WAS BORN IN REDWOOD CITY CALI LIVED IN E.P.A. BOUNCED AROUND ALL BAY CITYS TILL MY MOMS SETTLED DOWN IN FAIRFIELD CALI.AND I GOT ALOT OF TIFF HATERS OUT THERE. BUT THEY DONT KNOW THIS SIDE OF ME. SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE TO BLOW THERE MIND. IVE LIVED IN NEW YORK. AND NOW IM BACK TO RACINE WI, JUST GETTIN MY FEET WET IN THE UNDERGROUND GAME OUT HERE. BUT IM READY ARE YOU .. IF SO PRESS PLAY..................AND LET ME TAKE U AWAY
Atlantic City Nj
i' am a very talented young artist who's been rapping since the age of 10 my goals as an artist is to make music that everyone can relate to from a rap stand of point using rnb to. most of my music was based on anger but since i have matured its is more settle. i engeneer all of my work, I edit all of my videos and hope one day to be able to further my career as an artist.
ST Thomas Unites States Virgin Islands
This album has been a long time coming. All other genres has embraced changes and strive and live on with today's generation. Calypso is slowly dying out because the fans are stubborn and pig headed. When an artist’s try to create a masterpiece that doesn't sound like traditional Calypso. The fans rebel yet they are not very supportive of traditional music. The end results will be the death of Calypso. I say the hell with that I'm going to present an entertaining thought provoking meaningful album. Calypso has finally caught up to an era of modern bliss. Too long calypso artists have been shunned by the fans that are slowly killing the genre by not embracing change. Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-calypso-breed/id804630069
October The God
The Detroit / Alabama native, known as October is already making ripples in the Hip-Hop community, social networks and music in general. The 21 year old emcee known as October is no young buck to the hip hop world. Although he started off as only a freshman in high school performing, his skills prove that he is definitely ahead of his class. October is fresh out of high school (2010) and is backed by several musical influences. His influences range from the genres of Hip Hop, Rap, Dub-step.
CINEY is an outstanding young talented female star topping with a unique of music that every music lover must watch and listen to. She started her music career back in 2010 with her fist audio track tittled Game of Love (G.O.L ) ft Paccy Knowless and D.Pink and followed with various tracks such as Kukure Y’ibyiza, Ndabaga, High school, Nkunda, Ndiho, Ngwino Nkwereke (LET ME SHOW YOU HOW WE DO IT) ft Lil.P a Rwanda U.K Based artists and her latest track tittled Tuma Bavuga. Ciney was inspired by various artists both local and international stars.If you want meet and see real CINEY, never wish to miss my great and energetic stage performance. Follow me on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CINEY/605708716125254?ref=hl
21 YEAR OLD SINGER/SONGWRITER FOLLOW ON TWITTER @ITSPAXTON FOR ALL OF THE LATEST INFO!
SinoEviL , grew up listening to oldies (Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and a host of others. Now on the rap side music he listened to artist that he could relate to like 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G, Big Pun, The Lox, Nas, Rakim and soon after Young Jeezy. With a creative lyrical ability, and sound, SinoEviL is the new wave from Philly. Capable of creating industry worthy songs, SinoEviL is on the rise to the top. But rapping was not his 1st love, but after years of being in and out of institutions since age 9 he has been dedicated to getting his voice heard. Having ties to Hemo Brown (C.E.O of U.T.U Records & another underground artist that’s signed under the Queen B Entertainment label) and rap mogul Lil’ Kim & has also been around Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble both multi-million dollar mega producers (Philadelphia International Records) also from the Philadelphia area. In the fall of 2012 SinoEviL met Anthony “Woo Gam” Grant (C.E.O of Track 1 RecordinG LLC.) and since then has been working on his solo debut release “BelowZer0” which is his 1st independent release, and is said to be a historic project.
Grand Rapids, MI
I'm a local Grand Rapids artist just trying to get my music heard. im not against super stardom and certainly don't expect it. but its not what im after. my goal is to just get my mind heard. my music is a product of its environment, My mind. Thanks
Lyric On The Beat
I am a 26 year old Music Producer from the UK. I have been making music since early 2005 and since then slowly built up a small studio in my house (Nothing amazing). I haven't worked with any local artists due to my town not being a big fan of the style music i make so there isn't really any dedicated artists. Since september 2012 i have been spending a lot of my money on travelling down to London to work with some unsigned rappers. I have produced a bunch of mixtapes and still working on new material with them. Besides producing at home and going to London to make music i fit this in around my day which is difficult but very much worth it. LINKS: www.LyricOnline.co.uk www.Soundcloud.com/LyricOnTheBeat www.Twitter.com/LyricOnline www.Youtube.com/LyricOnTheBeat www.Instagram.com/LyricOnTheBeat
Mays Landing, NJ
Born Jimmy Saintel raised in South New Jersey. I don't name a specific town because my child hood days toggled between, Starting in, Atlantic City, NJ, to Pleasantville, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, Back to NJ, and ended off in Mays Landing, NJ where I completed middle school, as well as High School. Growing up, I had no father figure to point me in this direction or that direction. Raised by my mother and older sisters, they pointed me in the right direction. They gave me motivation and taught me pretty much what it took to be a man. As stubborn as i am, I took it in yet I also followed the wrong crowd in my child hood days. Realizing the man i was becoming joined sports in High School to keep me away from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Playing football showed exactly what my Mother and Sisters were telling me. Respect, strength, generosity, kindness, and smarts. Growing on the field became a passion, I soon began dreaming of Division 1 Football. Until my Junior year of High School I heard schools choir at rehearsal. It was the most beautiful sound I've heard. So i joined. I've always sang growing up, in church, and school choirs in Brooklyn. But I sheltered that talent when we finally settled in Mays Landing, NJ. Joining choir made me realize my passion wasn't just football but also music. Than it became just music and football wasn't even a thought. I left the team and spent more time in choir. With my time there i was involved in mixed choir, gospel choir, select choir, and a group of 5 boys called the O' Boys. Being so involved made me want to pursue music. Since 2008 I've began to take music very seriously. I'm now in school studying Audio Engineer and Music Production. Soon to graduate may of 2014, I'm not sure what my plans are but whatever is decided, I know music will be involved 100%. https://soundcloud.com/jimmy-saintel-1
Hip Hop Artist/Producer, Film Maker, Engineer, + more...
Vincent Jarrod McKinney aka V'Dolla'$ Vincent jarrod McKinney better known as V' Dolla$ was born on June 3rd 1983 in North Miami Beach Florida, and now residing in Carson, CA. He up in a single parent home and was raised by his grandma Ivelene McKinney and mother Garnett McKinney. He began to be exposed to music in 1995 when he attend Whaley middle school in Compton Ca. In high school Vdollas and his nephew Ronnie Smith use to write raps and sings songs. Vincent was always fascinated by musicians and wanted to learn to play the piano. Shorty after graduating from Hawthorne high school in 2001 he was introduced to a music production program called fruity loops. He quickly became obsessed with producing buying new equipment and software to produce with. He later was introduced to reason 2.0 by his brother in law Jeffrey (Z'boy Fro) Henderson. He loves all genres of music and began writing raps with his nephew Ronnie, he also has worked with unsigned artist such as rapper J'Ken from the Bay area, gospel rapper Jimmel, r&b singer C Debose, rapper ApolloGB, gospel artist Medina Lester and now with his latest project with Neo Soul singer Marva Smith and currently the house producer for OvaFlo Creations artist Jazz Biggs and Tess Marie. Works well with new artists and plays many instruments.
Klassik is truly an old soul. His fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz, amongst many other genres, pays homage to the many legends of generations past. His music is not based around braggadocio or glorification of the world’s ills, but rather portrays a positive, forward thinking person, fueled by his inspiration to constantly create and innovate. His diverse influences including Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Steely Dan, have helped mold a blend of musical styles that comes out one hundred percent unique, fresh, and timeless. Klassik was born and raised in the blue-collar Midwestern city of Milwaukee, WI. First encouraged to pick up the saxophone by his late father, Robin Abston, he was mentored from an early age by local jazz saxophone legend Berkley Fudge. By the time he was in high school, he was already touring Europe with a group of his peers and professional musicians. His evolution to a recording artist began during this time, as he experimented with the music production software program, Fruity Loops, on his home PC after school. This hobby transformed into a full blown obsession. After one year of studying English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while on a scholarship, Klassik decided to leave school in order to pursue a career as a professional musician. He could no longer foresee himself doing anything but music for the rest of his life. Klassik's evolution to a professional musician culminated with the release of his first full length album in fall 2012 titled "In The Making". The album garnered national attention and charted on the College Music Journal’s Hip-Hop top 40 for 8 straight weeks following its release. Throughout 2012, Klassik established himself as a premier artist by supplementing “In The Making” with releases of hit singles “That Life” and "Anything", along with featuring or producing in several other Milwaukee artists’ projects. His hard work began to pay off, as he was named "Solo Artist of the Year" 2012 during the 88.9 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards and Milwaukee Magazine named “Anything” as the “Catchiest Song of the Year”. Klassik's new school take on old school styles helps bring listeners to a beautiful place where they can forget about the auto-tuned pop radio production of today and embrace a musical experience that is as lively and melodious as the music of legends past. Vowing to make his biggest influence, his deceased father Robin, honored and proud, Klassik shows no signs of slowing down on his quest to create truly everlasting and inspirational musical works.
My name is Efrain Rodriguez a.K.a SHADOM I'm from the south side of Chicago. Growing up I almost never took my headphones off. I found my first pair around my uncles crib, and out of curiosity pluged it in to a stereo. Now I heard songs before and stuff, but having the sound so close to me it change something in me. Since the age of 10 I been in a journey finding songs and making them just so I can listen to them in my headphones. I been all over the underground help both rock bands an Hip Hop acts like crucial conflict and Psychodrama I'm only 21 and I feel like I was born to be a icon. Be the next top latino REAL MC. Plan to make hip hop fun an not boring by adding both old and new School styles I'm still just staring but I got a lot to give. PS. I'm a nerd and I love weed :0. More music here www.soundcloud.com/Shadom
O’hene Savànt, born to a father he never knew and a drug addicted mother, had his childhood start off all too similar to many North Philadelphia youth. However, as his mother’s life began to spiral out of control, his uncle, who married a Ghanaian and relocated to Accra, intervened and brought the adolescent Ohene to Africa. There, he spent his formative years under the loving and watchful eye of his judge aunt and orchestra pianist uncle. Though Ohene played soccer and did other things typical of preteens, he spent the majority of his after school hours at his uncle’s side in front the piano: hours mastering scores of classical and gospel music, the only two genres his uncle allowed in the house. Unbeknownst to his uncle, Ohene discovered and fell in love with the music that captured his generation back home in America: hip-hop. He began to teach himself hip-hop cords on the piano. Unaware of sampling or synthesizing, now teenage Ohene just assumed hip-hop productions were done with live instruments. He also began writing his own raps. He soon caught the attention of some pretty big names in the “Hip-Life” (Ghanaian hip-hop) movement, and was invited to produce a few commercially successful records and share the stage at Accra’s annual music festival. This is where he earned the name “Ohene,” which loosely translates into “chief by divine ordination.” Upon graduating Ghana’s equivalent of high school, he secured his aunt and uncle’s permission to return to Philadelphia, where he was determine to pursue a career in hip-hop. With no money or connections in the music industry, he took a job a Center City clothing store where he would often entertain the customers with freestyle raps. Soon the pattern that garnered him success in Ghana began to repeat itself in America. His name was passed around and doors of opportunity began to fly open. First he was invited to teach a class on hip-hop at Temple University. There he met now business partner and University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate Giovanni Turner. The two launched RAHM Nation Recordings, LLC (later Soul Model Recordings, LLC now O’hene Savànt Multimedia) and released his first two albums, The Rapademics (a companion album to the course he was teaching) and Inner City Soul (which showcased for the first time his unique ability to incorporate soul and classical cords into hip-hop productions). He also met Preston, a man of whose skills set Ohene was never quite sure, but he would share stories of working with Michael Jackson, Rita Marley, Kenny Gamble, and many others. Ohene was appreciative but pessimistic about Preston’s promises to get him his big break. Eventually, Preston made good on his promise and secured Ohene audiences with Rita Marley, Kenny Gamble, and finally James Mtume who was so impressed he agreed to lend expertise and guidance to Ohene’s next project. While the relationship was being solidified, Ohene released two more solo albums, the instrumental Without Words and the dedication Nina Simone by … Ohene. As the two attempted to bridge the generational gap, Mtume had been assiduously securing numerous jazz greats (Sonny Rollins, TS Monk, Dexter Wansel) to collaborate with Ohene. The more the two worked together, Mtume’s experiences with Miles Davis began to have a stronger and stronger influence on Ohene. One day Ohene came to Mtume with a track entitled “Ohenious Monk,” blending elements of jazz and hip-hop in a way that had never been done before. The two realized this was distinctly different from hip-hop jazz fusion, made popular by the likes of Guru, The Brand New Heavies, and The Roots. They had in fact created something that deserved its own category. Ohene called it “HipBop.” Testing the waters with a more subtle version of HipBop, Ohene released I Am Ohene in 2011. This album includes time signatures that seamlessly oscillate between 4:4, 3:4, 6:8, and 5:4 as well as melodic background vocals, both all but unheard of in hip-hop. In addition, the production was created with all live and synthesized instruments played from beginning to end without the aid of loops or samples, creating a feel closer to a live performance, and containing four distinct movements as the track migrates from introduction to verse to chorus to bridge (also atypical in hip-hop). In 2012, two more EPs followed, The Unknown and iLLUMINATED. Having never been signed to any of the big three record companies, through sheer grassroots marketing, O’hene Savànt now has a significant international fan base which includes people of all walks of life from university professor Dr. Cornel West to poet laureate Nikki Giovanni to fellow musicians Mary Mary, Christopher “Play” Martin, DJ Premier, Big Daddy Kane, and Jeff Majors. The future now holds much more promise than anyone could have ever imagined at his humble beginnings.
Fly young Fre-Go
Fly young Fre-Go is hell bent on putting Pacoima on the map he adds new meaning to the term turn up, just listen to his music it's unlike no other
Herroo, I'm SETHH. A songwriter / producer / musician / mixing & recording engineer. (ﾉ◉ω◉)ﾉ *: ･ﾟ'✿ﾟ･❀,｡･:*:･ﾟ'❁＊* Among others I've worked with these lovely beasts: IIRIS (Universal Music), FACELIFT DEER (Universal Music; Estonian Idol 2012 winner's band), JANNIKA B (Sony Music), LIIS LEMSALU (Universal Music; Estonian Idol 2011 winner), DEAD CULT DIARIES (Warner Music), ELEPHANTS FROM NEPTUNE (Birdeye Entertainment), ROBIN (Universal Music), MISS BLOOM (Unsigned), ONE LOUDER (Unsigned), BEDWETTERS (I Can Hear Music), OUTLOUDZ (Star Agency), TRAFFIC (Star Agency), ELINA BORN (Estonian Idol 2012 runner-up). As a live session musician I've performed with KERLI (Island-Def Jam), IIRIS (Universal Music) and MALCOLM LINCOLN (Universal Music). In the past I've worked as an in-house sound engineer at Orbital Vox and Rockhouse studios.
Antwan Caarter (born April 13, 1984 in Chicago, IL), better known as A.C. is a hip hop producer from Chicaago, IL, U.S.. He began his career as the main producer for the hip hop group KROSSOVER ENT, and has also worked with local-upcoming artists. He has since attended Columbia College Chicago studying Film.
Jacksonville, Florida Duval
Im an Underground Super Producer. I Love My Craft. -L.B. Main Site: www.soundcloud.com/l-b-instrumentals Twitter: @LB_BeyondCloud9
S.P.E. is a hip hop group from Charleston, WV. After going through many different artists S.P.E. comes down to 3 main people, Lil Guy, Mic Tha Ripper, and Kno. Lil Guy is the founding member of the group. Him and Mic Tha Ripper met up about a decade ago and clicked on the music from the start. With the team then they made it to the number on spot in their state on myspace and was guaranteed to get the crowd going at a show. Then Lil Guy got a felony drug charge and things came to a sudden halt. Him and Mic Tha Ripper, along with other members at the time, drifted away because with everything going on there was no way for them to make music together. Lil Guy and Mic The Ripper still worked on music but it was few and far in between. Lil Guy then started working with Kno, a long time friend of the family. After recording a few songs together they met back up with Mic Tha Ripper and S.P.E. became a whole once again. Now they are stronger then ever, more focused, and ready to take the world by storm. The only problem is they don't have the funds to do it, but they never let it stop them. This is a group of people that has been through a lot with each other in the time they have been together, and it has made their bond stronger. S.P.E. has became more then a music group, they became a FAMILY.
The guy is a 6'4", 135 pound, rail-thin rapper soaking wet. Has the sex appeal of a giraffe, and the adams apple of an anorexic teenager who swallowed a tic tac.....but by golly....he makes one HELL of a good rapper! Often his rap style is described as "bouncy", "explosive" and "colorful". GO Magazine calls him "One of those all-too-rare musicians who understands the difference between playing a gig and delivering a show". His sharp delivery, smooth wordplay and amiable stage presence is what makes him a vibrant experience to see and hear. "NOVA molds catchy, commercial hip-hop with intricate lyrics to produce an appealing sound" says essentialpop.com The self-proclaimed "Tall Slimmy" has rocked the stage with some of the best having opened for artist such as Wiz Khalifa, Flo-Rida, Lil Jon, Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Ryan Leslie, Marcus Houston, D-12, and The Artifacts. He is a Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award winner, MySpace Music Feature Artist, and sort of a viral sensation with his "Periodic Table Rap" reaching over 250,000 views. A man of the people; he lovingly refers to his supporters and fans as the "Novatribe" often posting his favorite comments from them at his website www.novatribe.com. NOVA is currently staying in Atlanta, GA working on his next project for 2013.
Teri "Lyric" Green
Crown Point, IN
Indiana's own Hip hop artist Teri “Lyric” Green, fourth runner up in YOBI.tv and Myspace’s first ever “Take the Stage” competition with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Johnny Wright, is as unique as they come. Unsigned Only International songwriting competition 2013 winner for Rnb/Hip Hop. Lyric was also crowned a champion in L.A 2013 at the Indie Music Channel Awards she was nominated in 2 categories and swept the competition bringing both awards back to Chicago/Indiana. One for best Rap Song and the second for Best Rap Recording Lyric not only wrote this song, she produced it.. Lyric went from orphan to engineer, becoming emancipated from Jane Adams Hull House in the suburbs of her native Chicago, Illinois at the age of 21. Deciding to overcome the unfortunate hand she had been dealt, Lyric gained her education in technology and engineering and established a career as a computer programmer/broadcast engineer while continuing to pursue her love of music. Her technical knowledge allows her to produce her own music, resulting in a signature sound that is uniquely her own. Lyric performs spoken-word hip-hop and neo soul. In 2011 her original song, "Can't Back Down", was nominated for song of the year at New York City’s Underground Music Awards. She was chosen as one of the finalists for the Coors Light Sponsored, "Looking for the Coldest" MC competition where her song, "Cold as Ice" was promoted and downloaded over 22,500 times. Lyric’s song “Death of a Poet” was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 Music in Media Awards in Hollywood, California. She recently challenged herself to perform on fifty mics in sixty days, a feat that took her across the United States and even to Jamaica. Making her and Independent International Hip Hop artist. Teri Lyric Green is currently ranked in the Coors Light Search for the coldest MC competition in the top 5 in the Chicago Market leaving her still in the running to becoming the coldest 2013. Lyric is currently working on her first album entitled "Orphan to Engineer" with Tate Music Group / Universal Records. A link to one of the songs and a free download link is affixed the song she will start as her EP entitled "Fit In". Fit In will also be on her CD which will be in every Meijers store once released 12/30/2013. Teri Lyric's new album "Orphan 2 Engineer" is her literal story so welcome to her musical bio.
NOSPEAKERZ MUSIC GROUP LLC. RAPPER/GHOSTWRITER/A&R. Known for elite lyrical depth and content, Southwest Nov WBML Thisis50.com cypher winner delivers poetic and powerful music that is considered "medicine" for some individuals. Accompanied by Red Bull Big Tune winners "Nospeakerz" expect the some of the best visual instrumentation, production, and composition the music industry has to offer.
Brooklyn, New York
Kacey Chrysler is a 25 year old well respected brand in entertainment media, well known for his music, productions, management & celebrity radio shows. The Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation and Automaker Chrysler Group LLC has officially endorsed him publicly since 2009 and has been working with him for many years that has resulted in the recent hip hop geared Chrysler Campaigns with Eminem & Dr. Dre. CHRYSLER stated “KACEY CHRYSLER is a smart, talented, knowledgeable recording artist & radio personality. His most recent album SouL Food Mixtape was sponsored by Chrysler and was presented by Konvict Muzik/Akons DJ Benny Demus & Power 105.1's DJ Suss One. He's working on Soul Food 2 in addition to the release of his heavily anticipated Empire State Vol 6 Hosted by Z100's Mo Bounce & Power 105.1's DJ Suss One that are all dropping in 2013. Kacey also manages Stephanie George of Bad Girls Club Atalanta , Tiah Tolliver of the Xfactor and several very hot producers. At this rate, Kacey Chrysler will be the next Diddy very soon!
I'm an inspiring muisic producer out of Mississippi. I like making music hopefully for Movies,artists and videogames.
I'm a thirteen-year old American singer/songwriter, pianist and composer from the Hudson Valley. I enjoy blending pop, rock, blues and alternative. Recently, I have begun playing with After The Spider as their lead singer and keyboard player. In addition to singing and playing piano, I play oboe with College Youth Symphony at SUNY New Paltz. When not playing and writing music, you can find me doing yoga/aerial yoga.
2010 was a year that rocketed Iiris into the spotlight. After the showcase festival „Tallinn Music Week“, Iiris got people talking. "Especially good performance and great songwriting", said Dietmar Schwenger of MusikWoche. Invitations from festivals like Popkomm (Germany), Musiikki & Media (Finland), The Great Escape (UK), Positivus (Latvia) and Iceland Airwaves (Iceland) followed soon. At the beginning of 2011 Iiris became the artist of the week on MTV Iggy’s blog - "A depressingly few amount of bands have “it.” In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what “it” was, until I listened to Estonian singer/songwriter/pianist Iiris. Because whatever “it” is, she definitely has it. Iiris has the eclecticism, the smarts, the innovation, the pop sound, not to mention the adorable/pretty image to become a huge mega mega, mega star." Iiris is an artist who is born to be on stage. Wherever she`s been, wherever she`s performed, audience has been left in awe: "What time is it? Did I miss the first bands playing tonight? Iiris is owning the stage like a headlining act." (The Reykjavik Grapevine) "Iiris is in search of strange soundscapes and alt-rock with delicately bold vocals, and it works." (NME blog) "The band's intense energy and interdynamics, as well as Iiris's (lead vocals) bubbly personality and control of the stage set an extraordinary tone for the rest of the evening." (Nutflicks) "Iiris was out of this world. She was full of confidence and sparked the joy of being onstage. (Soundi) Iiris has been compared to many of the greats - Björk, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and even Florence & The Machine, but she`s always managed to remain original and unique. Her vocals sound hypnotic and fairy-like, she can be commanding and agressive, but when she sits down behind her piano and bares it all - you cannot help but to surrender to this Estonian girl`s talent & beauty. MANAGEMENT: email@example.com
Stanley Rimpson Jr is a guitarist/beat producer. Stanley has played for some gospel recording artist. Stanley "Lil Stan" Rimpson is the perfect example of the expression "you are a product of your environment". Born and raised in Joliet,IL music has always been apart of his life. Attending church 3 times a week, it was impossible to escape his musical calling. Stanley has been performing in Joliet, and surrounding areas since the age of 16. Born into a family of musicians(Father is Pastor/Organist/Singer, and Uncle is guitarist/singer), Stanley began playing guitar at the age of 11. Stanley has proven to be versatile,whether it be Gospel, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, and Rock. His unique playing style derives from two major mentors, and influences whom are Cornelius Rimpson Sr(Uncle) and Pastor Nate Robinson.
Young Artist Tryna Make It And Be Successful, Born In Prince Georges County. Raised In Washington D.C. Staying Humble, Motivated, And Dedicated To My Craft Is Going Allow Me To Achieve Success. God First Over All
SUPA NOVA (INNOVATION)
SUPA NOVA BIO Supa Nova was born Aaron Gholar on June 29, 1988. Raised in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, IL Supa Nova learned very early in life that music was his calling. The son of a pastor nova was surrounded my music in the church. Nova was also fortunate enough to be the son of two singers who encouraged him to learn the art of musicianship. Nova began his career in music playing the drums and the piano for his father’s church. It was Nova’s transition away from home and into college that solidified his desire to be a rapper. Nova began writing lyrics and crafting his own costume beats. Pushing his music around his local campus. With the release of his mix tape, Innovation, with fan favorites like “Eat It” and “Mizz Twerk Sum” Nova became a topic of discussion around Illinois campuses. After touring the Illinois college circuit Nova decided to change his educational path. He found a new form of study in music and in his brand. Nova retired from college and moved back to Chicago to perfect his craft. Currently Nova is hard at work producing for various Chicago artists and working on his upcoming mix tape album Bad News.
K Marie, a native of Wisconsin, but resident of Florida, since she was 7,is a female rapper who is catching the attention of the area’s most notable MCs. With her long blonde hair, blue eyes, and model stature, her content definitely comes as a surprise. However, K Marie has grown up listening to and being influenced by hip-hop. K Marie is quickly establishing herself in the music scene and gaining a huge following at just 20-years old.
Take over is a track i did just let people know, i can do a tack under a hour an make it hot. I am a DAM HOG! @Dam Hog firstname.lastname@example.org
Union City, Ca (bay area)
Mc from Union City, ca (bay area) people often describe his music as "smooth" which you can agree but does not lack the presence of raw lyrics that capture emotion which is a good balance and it's well captured on his latest project titled "D'section"
i am a person that feel/love music , i star my career of music producer/songwriter , i am taking classes of music in berklee college of music online . i been trough moments in New york , up and downs that can make you crash in this business and i know what it takes to be in this game and is not easy . you have to show what you got , and some times is by luck but ,am still here with my hands open for people that will like to know me better , and work with me as collaboration or a music project .let me know , LoweSoundMusic
I am an artist from ct trying to put us on the map. It's no longer about money . It's about trying to make a mark
Dope Fantasy was launched in June of 2012 the group came together after years of hanging out and free styling with each other. Feeling the need to fill a void in the Chicago music scene the guys of Dope Fantasy came together to form a group. Dope Fantasy is a diverse group from the south side of Chicago and each member of the group brings a unique and dynamic energy to the group and is extremely talented artist. For these guys there is no such thing as boundaries. They cover any and every subject and bring a different feel to each song. The members of Dope Fantasy all come from varying artistic backgrounds. Jay-R (John Robinson) was raised on the Southside of Chicago where his early love for music and performance began. Jay-R the eldest of two had a diverse musical up bringing being surrounded by everything from Gospel and Soul to 80s pop and Rock. During his high school years JayR grew into his own, shortly after beginning high school a close friend of his was murdered during a home invasion, this taught Jay-R to be more appreciative of life and to find a purpose. Around JayR’s senior year he began to rap with one of his eldest cousins, they would later go on to form the group Dope Fantasy in 2012 L’s (Larry Parker) was raised on the South side but moved to the East Side during his sophomore year of high school where he got deeply involved in the Chicago poetry and spoken word scene performing at various open mic shows. As he grew as a poet he began to branch out beyond doing spoken word and began to experiment with Hip Hop by freestyle rapping in the lunchroom and throughout the hallways of his high school where he would meet one of his future group mates. Careera Kool (Julian Williams) got his start at a grammar school talent show. The feeling of his peers cheering for him on stage was irreplaceable. Listening to Tupac, bone thugs, and biggie at the age of 5 was a big influence including his older brother who rapped. In high school free styling and battle rapping in hallways and during lunchtime became a hobby he enjoyed. Feeling that majority of today's rap and rappers and have lost so much meaning and passion he decided to take this hobby a bit more serious. This is a very small part of how he got his start.
Two kids having fun making music and getting jiggy!
Uniquely assembled, three masterminds by the names of Brian “BeeLee” Lee, Kyle “iRock” Adams, and Jerrell “Fame” Latimer all form a trio production enterprise by the name of NoSpeakerz. NoSpeakerz came about in April of 2010 when a mutual connect of the group brought the three together in a studio for a formal introduction. Many months prior to the formation of the group, the city of Detroit upheld much admiration and respect for each individual producer that ultimately brought them together. Hailing from Detroit Michigan, NoSpeakerz have gained a substantial amount of buzz in a short amount of time through powerful endeavors and strategic decision-making. Producers such as J.Dilla, Just Blaze, Eminem, Kanye West, Pharell, and Dr. Dre influence the expressive theoretical styling’s of the group which not only challenges the trio’s creative abilities but incorporate a variety of culture and soul into their work. As 2010 Red Bull Big Tune runner ups, NoSpeakerz have gained a nationwide fan base as well as a major jumpstart to their career. As a result of the competition many opportunities have been provided for the producers. In late 2010, the producers linked up with former Shady/Interscope Records recording artist Obie Trice with the hit “Anymore.” After grasping an instant Internet buzz with the song, Obie Trice decided to continue working with the producers for his upcoming album “Bottom’s Up.” Currently NOSPEAKERZ have been collaborating with upcoming artists such as R&B singer Drey Skonie, hip hop artists P8tience, Jay Beretta, and recently linked up with Big Sean, LEP Bogus Boys, and Obie Trice for upcoming 2011 projects. The amount of talent contained within the group is far beyond remarkable. They embody the inner ears of musical pioneers with the skill of an entire record label. “NOSPEAKERZ” is not just a name it is a theory. When you interpret their art, it is not about what you hear, but solely the feeling that you get when it permeates your mind, your body, and your soul. “We are passionate about the masterpieces that are the result of our works and we are ready for the NOSPEAKERZ brand to fulfill the purpose of its meaning.” -NOSPEAKERZ
San Diego, CA
HeadNodMusic Is A Hip Hop Movement Based In San Diego Ca. consisting of 5 HipHop/Rap Artists, from all different walks of life, trying to get their music out to the public. Their songs are what they define as “HeadNodMusic” -HNM. The talent doesn’t stop with the music, they film, direct, and edit all of their own music videos which all can be found on their Youtube Channel: youtube.com/headnodmusic . With their music videos and live performances in the San Diego/ LA area. They are a fresh new movement to the game taking it by storm.
The struggle for the artist to become relevant. The Rise & Fall.
Bee.Kay was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. From a young age Bee.Kay has been known for his love of music and attention-grabbing personality. The two key traits came together when Bee.Kay started lightly recording and performing as a teenager. His unique flow and engaging stage presence has earned him a diverse fan base, spanning from New York to Atlanta and of course his hometown of Chicago, overcoming every stage and crowd he’s encountered to date. Since the release of his first mixtape, Under Tha Influence: Vol. 1, Bee.Kay has shared stages with fellow artists such as; Rhymefest, Kids These Days, Rockie Fresh, The Dean’s List and Chance the Rapper. His crowd sizes have varied from as few as couple hundred attendees to 10,000. Drawing inspiration from personal life experiences and forging his own style derived from music legends of all eras and genres, Bee.Kay brings a breath of fresh air with a degree of familiarity to the music industry. With his team, Bee.Kay is putting in work to make his dreams a reality.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Young FP is an independent artist hailing from Virgina Beach. Citing strong influences from UGK, NWA, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Warren G just to name a few. His style has a uncanny smooth west-coast 90's flow. Young FP released his first mixtape Higher Than Your Vision Summer 2011 it was instant classic ride and smoke music to the highest degree, receiving good reviews from blogs and with help from videos like "High times 101" and "Purple Smoke" it quickly spread on the internet. Young FP will take you in his world dubbed Forever StarLife and each song blurs the line between reality and his own created "Star Life" listeners might get lost in the experience. However, don't get caught in "The Cool" expect lyrical content you rewind back and live by, incorporating his style with classic West Coast bangers this is a must hear. It will surely take you back but still give that new flavor. Releasing his second mixtape Higher Learning on 4-20-12 the 101 days of summer just got better.
I do a cross between indie rock and hip hop, it's amazing, it's like angels singing in unison. I'm also doing my PhD at the same time cause why not, starting a music career isn't enough work. I'm a rhino knight and one day I'll be the first bear in space. Knights stand up, always everyshadeofred.com twitter.com/4amproductions
I am Meesh Nova. I am a northwest raised artist from Portland, OR currently unsigned and finishing my debut album in Los Angeles. I am excited to have released my first music video "Ghetto"! I hope you like it and will vote me through!
Growing up in Detroit, Jay Beretta is no stranger to life on either side of the now world-famous, economically and racially segregating 8 Mile Road. Born, raised and still residing on West 7 Mile Road, he managed to receive a suburban education. Armed with street knowledge that is an indispensable attribute in Detroit and a formal education that is coveted throughout the world, Jay Beretta has acquired wisdom beyond his years. His diverse background has allowed him to become the budding creative genius, Jay Beretta. Setting himself apart from his peers, he exudes the persona of a businessman, precisely expressing that he is Ready. Some may automatically associate violence and danger with the pulsing emcee due to his origin, however his mission and lyrics promote the opposite of what his name implies. The metaphor behind the name exemplifies the man behind bars not literally but verbally. Metaphorically speaking, he is the man behind his words and lyrics. His lyrics contain excruciating consequences when free styling but the credible emcee can express any emotion with the same firebomb style. All in all, there's no harm to anyone but the emcee's paper with his pencil as his number one weapon. His brand promotes HOW he expresses not WHAT he expresses, while his music leaves a mind-full splatter, and his words create a thoughtful impact. Beretta's lyrical stamina was founded at the tender age of eight years old. He discovered that he had a talent for rapping while playing "pass the mic" with an older group of friends. They refused to let him play, but, when the mic was dropped in front of young Jay, passing it was not an option. The rest is 'history'. He fired his first round of freestyles and has been a lyrical sharp shooter ever since. Beretta began to display his passion for music early on. By the age of 14, Jay Beretta had an arsenal of lyrics, which contained over 300 unrecorded songs in his spiral notebook. After Beretta progressed to the studio, he found a new home to store what the world will soon know to be as classics. Now, at the young age of twenty, he has already been compared to the likes of Nas, Jay-Z, and Lil' Wayne. When asked about being compared to these rappers he says, "Who wouldn't feel honored to be compared to some of the greatest rappers alive? I am heavily influenced by the longevity and successful careers of artists like Weezy, Jigga and Nas. But, my style is my own." Beretta has managed to work alongside major industry producers, Boi 1da, DJ Toomp, Rico Law, and does not plan to stop there. When asked about his future endeavors, Jay Beretta responded, "I've rocked the North, I've rocked the South, the East Coast and the West Coast. Now, I'm ready to rock the world. Enough of these nightclubs, I'm ready for the Garden." Jay Beretta has worked with producers around the country and hopes to one day work with D.J. Quik, Kanye West, 9th Wonder, Jermaine Dupri, just to name a few. On working with producers he says, "The people that I'm working with now (Write Time Music and NOSPEAKERZ) fit me perfectly. My music is already creating a buzz. But there are so many talented producers out there, I want an opportunity to work with everybody." Jay Beretta feels that he is the perfect accessory to any producer who can aggrandize his already remarkable talent. Currently, the emcee is working on his 2012 release of his EP meanwhile dropping mix songs of his favorite industry beats. With his powerful stage presence, he leaves his audience satisfied, yet wanting more while demanding their attention all in one. Beretta's passion for music, determination to succeed, and outstanding support system drives him to continuous progression. His recent work 'Life Behind Bars, A Rough Road to the Stars, Countdown to Take Off mixtape were extreme buzz builders for the emcee landing him gigs all throughout Detroit as well as Chicago and Indiana while touring with platinum recording artist Obie Trice. 17 Shots, marked a strong start, Jay notes this as a "learning experience." The "17 Shots" were heard and the one-man army gained a following and a team. Today, Jay Beretta is working with Upper Echelon Management an artist management firm based out of Birmingham, MI, and many more to help advance the Jay Beretta movement.
Colombo Sri Lanka
I'm a singer/ executive producer at QUBE Studio based in Sri Lanka. i have a passion for mixing around different genres of music and performing.
Hailing from the port city of Georgetown, SC, De'Wayne Apollo Washington has been pursuing music since the age of 11 when he was first introduced to percussion instruments. Participating in various marching bands and ensembles throughout his teen years, Apollo began learning how to put melodies and drum patterns together that would later become instrumentals to the story of a small town Pioneer. After graduating high school in 2005, Apollo went on to further his musical knowledge by enrolling at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC where he would study Music Industry. Throughout his college experience Apollo has perfected his musical knowledge by studying music theory and music composition and applying those principles to his production to create a musical, yet southern east coast style. Within the 5 years of attending SCSU, Apollo has rocked various crowds at showcases as well as talent shows on campus along with fellow comrades Triple M and Tha Majorz. Before graduating from SCSU, Apollo put on the very first Live Concert at SC State organized by students in the spring of 2009 called "The Young Fresh & Fly" Concert, which has opened the door for Live concerts on campus the following year and years to come. Currently Apollo is has attained a Bachelors of Arts in Music Industry. Apollo recently recieved a Masters of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University in March of 2012.
Often described as the perfect blend of Tupac and Scarface, Divine delivers deep lyrical content with a polished flow. Whether the topic is love, hate, street survival or intellect, he constantly finds a way to make the audience relate to his message. Divine is one of few artists left that can express the emotions of everyday life in a way that can speak to and for those in the struggle.
Reese Bonner is an upcoming MC by way of Macon, GA. He is constantly compared to the great MC's of his region because of his truthful lyrics, top-tier flow, clever wordplay and country accent.
Detroit, MI born, Champaign, IL raised rapper Jay Walker, also known as Jay Moses, has been perfecting his craft since 1998 at the ripe young age of 8. His first inspiration musically was Jay-Z’s Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, since then his flow, cadence, word play, content, and rhyme scheme has been largely based on East Coast Rap/Hip-Hop. It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school at the age of 16 that Jay decided he wanted to take music seriously as a career option though. It took the recognition of his peers to convince him to pursue this new path seriously. Thus, he began his new training regimen. Every morning after he woke up, he would lie in his bed and freestyle 16 bars before he would get himself ready to start the day. “That was the routine to me. I didn’t want to be the best, but I for damn sure was gonna be nice at what I did,” Jay says. In 2007, Walker adopted the surname Moses for his stage persona, becoming known as Jay Moses. At this point in his life, Walker felt that Hip-Hop was in a state of disarray and needed someone like Moses, who “walked by faith and led his followers, brothers and sisters to freedom.” The Moses portion of his name became a symbol of what he hopes to do as not only an artist, but as a person in Hip-Hop. Jay Moses is the true definition of an MC. One who moves his crowds, the controller of the mic, the master of ceremonies. As he would put it “Jay is who I am, Moses is who I strive to be. And there you have it, Jay Moses.” Jay Moses is extremely versatile and has been labeled everything from conscious to mainstream. As an up and comer Jay has taken advantage of several opportunities given to him. Jay Mos' has been featured on blogs all around the country, such as: SmilePolitely FlyingMyKite FakeShoreDrive CampuSounds RandomActsOfFlyness GidiCulture The9Elements IllCity and more.. Jay Moses has also opened for artists/groups such as: DJ Drama John Blu Nappy Roots Big Sean Mickey Factz FreeSol Talib Kweli Chance The Rapper ARAAB Muzik Turquoise Jeep Records
Soul Khan is a Brooklyn-based MC and member of the hip hop collective Brown Bag Allstars. His distinctive baritone voice, lyricism, and personality take you on a journey in every song. Whether it’s spitting about pop culture references or topics close to his heart, Soul Khan’s dynamic knack for leaving an indelible imprint on your ears goes unchallenged. Soul Khan was named Allhiphop's "Top Underground Artist 2011," featured on MTV's "Sucker Free" Freestyles, BET's "Follow Fridays" and Fuse's "Behind The Unsigned." He has been featured in multiple media outlets such as MTV, BET.com, DJ Booth.net, Complex, AOL, 2Dopeboyz, Gobal Grind, Allhiphop.com, The Source, & Okayplayer. Soul Khan’s releases include a free album, Soul Like Khan and four EPs (Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, & Wellstone).
Red Pill & Hir-O
Red Pill and Hir-O are members of the BLAT! Pack, a Michigan based collective that has sprung to moderate prominence in recent months. The Kick is over a year in the making and anticipation has been building since the release of their first single, “We Are Not Like Them” in November of 2011 and reached new heights last June after Kevin Nottingham himself placed The Kick on his list of Top Albums of the year.
im a 13 producer that loves music i live in white city,london since my mum died in 2012 i have been more engaged in my production she inspired my to become a music producer i love old skool boom bap music 90's new jack swing and all that other stuff.