WydeFrame, born Christopher Kesee, was born February 5,  Vernon, Texas.  Though WydeFrame’s current music genre is hip-hop music, he enjoys all musical genres.  He has experience writing for different genres such as country, pop, and hip-hop music.   WydeFrame has always enjoyed writing hip-hop music; recently he’s focused his efforts towards Hip Hop to forge ahead with his music career when he showed his musical talents to business associates.  When professionals he trusted raved about his music with quotes such as, “you are the real deal, you need to get your music out there”, and “with the right backing you could be just as big as anyone who’s out right now”, WydeFrame put his pen to the pad, and never looked back.           WydeFrame has a strong presence on the microphone, versatility, and ability to tell stories with his words, makes him an undeniable MC.  With WydeFrame’s relentless hustle mentality and deep-rooted motivation, he is sure to make a name for himself in the music world.  WydeFrame already has a large volume of original songs that are ready to hit the airwaves.  He is planning to release his first Mixtape “Dollaz Over All”, which will be released January 1, 2014, and his debut album is soon to come in 2014. WydeFrame and his team is pushing two singles “Focused”, and “Dumb Fresh”, presented by the recent launching of Relentless Hustler Entertainment (R.H.E) .  R.H.E is a record label created with his long-time friend and business associate Etienne (Steve) Clenor.    WydeFrame is a solo hip-hop rap artist that started writing and recording music as a sophomore in high school with a child hood friend who formed a group called “Texas Strife”.  WydeFrame recorded a five song CD that was untitled and started selling his cd’s at school with good reviews from his peers. At times WydeFrame would engaged in lunch time freestyle sessions that aided in the molding of his current musical style.  WydeFrame then joined a local group in Vernon, Texas called “CrossTown” who allowed him to establish his word play and lyrical presence.  WydeFrame decided to carry his musical talents to Atlanta, Georgia in 2005.  He later participated in the YouTube contests such as the: “Klassic Cypher ” where he won top 24, he also participated in and won the “Problamo” YouTube Contest.  With never ending support from his wife, Aliyah Kesee in 2008 she assisted him in becoming a more serious artist by purchasing his own recording system giving him full creative control over his music. To this day WydeFrame still has that creative control and still records himself.          WydeFrame has a bright future in the music industry.  He plans to make music his life-long work.  With Relentless Hustler Ent. fully behind him and his Manager, Etienne (Steve) Clenor, accepting nothing less than his best, WydeFrame has formulated a good team around him to make his push into the Hip-Hop Industry and beyond.        

WydeFrame

EVEON shares with the world her beautiful soulful voice, as she demonstrates her versatality as an artist. She is an songwriter, artist and producer who has teamed up with the new an upcoming songwriter and producer, Xavier A. Powell. This dynamic dual has entered into the Funk/R&B genre giving the world a new and funky sound with Piece of Pie and I Give My Love To You (2013). 

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Aubrey Wood

Artist Biography
Aubrey Wood is an eighteen year old singer/songwriter from West Hartford, Connecticut now living full time in sunny Southern California to build on her already strong musical foundation and pursue a college degree all at the same time. She has a passion for quirky indulgences including her daily must ritual to Starbucks, cardigan sweaters and conquering her friends and family in a game of Scrabble.
And now, we are thrilled to say that Aubrey’s exciting new EP, “Picking Petals” has now been recently released! The music on “Picking Petals” is a bit of a departure from the first EP with an upbeat flair that chronicle stories from Aubrey’s own life (yes, the tales are real !) and features great productions from up and coming producer, Gia Sky, who also performs and contributes great guitar riffs, keyboards and a wealth of fresh innovative sounds. The EP features five new songs including the single, “Love Sick”, whose video can now be seen on YouTube.
Just last year, Aubrey was honored to write and perform the new theme song for the rapidly expanding non-profit organization, Unified Theater. This new composition, “Fly”, was written and performed by Aubrey with the stellar support of Bella Blue and Trevor Jackson on background vocals. Unified Theater is a truly a wonderful organization whose incredible work helps to change the lives of so many. Unified Theater puts the spotlight on ability by creating student-led theater groups that let young people with and without disabilities shine!
In 2010, Aubrey released her first EP titled “Aubrey Wood” with all the music written and performed by Aubrey on vocals and acoustic guitar with a strong assembly of contributing performers including K.C. Porter on keyboard and production, J.B. Eckl on electric guitar, Paul Gonzales on drums, and Sean Hurley on bass. Aubrey’s EP gained a broad following with well over 1,000,000 track plays online and a growing base of listeners on several music streaming sites. Her popular single, “Heart”, has been a consistent presence at the top of the charts on MTV’s OurStage with the music video for the single reaching number one in in multiple months this year and driving nearly 50,000 plays on YouTube




Aubrey Wood




Daiyon

You've heard his songs featuring Lil Jon and Bun B, and you’ve also heard his music on Girls Gone Wild – “Hottest Girl In America” on HD Net. Now the Million Dollar Voice Daiyon, aka Bodaiga, is back and has teamed up with Grammy nominated platinum producer, DJ Vudu Spellz, who is responsible for Ludacris’ and Jamie Foxx’s Grammy nominated song “Georgia.” Daiyon’s single “HANDS UP” climbed to #2 above Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, David Guetta, and Jessie J, on Kiss Fm's stations Top 10 charts which is 99.4 & 102.5 (Canaries), Kiss Fm 91.6 (Sweden), and KissFMlive.com. “HANDS UP” is the first single off Daiyon’s highly anticipated sophomore album “THE LIFE”, releasing summer 2013, with production by Vudu Spellz, Skyler, Dj Shaw T, M Status, DJ Cam, and Troy Carson. “THE LIFE” also features artist and writers including Malone, Yung Blaze, P. Swagger, J Stills, Bigg Fev, and Khalif “Grievence” Borders. Even though Daiyon's single “Hands Up” has considered to be in the same lane as LMFAO, Pitbull, or Flo Rida, his unique style and music production definitely deserves to be in a category of it’s own.

Daiyon has been receiving great feedback from “Hands Up”, second single “Get Down”, and “Party Tonight” from Dj’s, PD’s, and his loyal fans. All three songs have charted via the DJ pools and radio in the US and overseas markets with two songs sharing the same top 20 and top 40 charts, including Al Walsers Internationally syndicated Hollywood based radio show which “Hands Up” was #11 it’s second week. Daiyon was recently added to Pandora, Muzak, Iheart radio, Jango (Itunes Radio), Top Radio (
Belgium),KTU (NYC), Z100 (NY), Kiss Fm (Cleveland), Hot 99.5 /Kane Show (MD), GymDj.com, Swurv Radio, College Underground Radio, and several internet radio stations. Daiyon’s singles and promo songs have also been receiving club and mixshow rotation via DJ’s Worldwide including Deftal DJ’s, StarFleet Dj's, Violator All Star DJ’s, ZIp Djs, Bill Ricket’s Dj pool Dj’s, and Work Sessions Record Pool DJs. Daiyon’s singles are available on Jango, Spotify, and Google Music and is available for purchase on ITUNES (US, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, UK, JAPAN, MEXICO, & LATIN AMERICA), AMAZON, EMUSIC, RHAPSODY, and several other digital marketplaces. Daiyon’s infectious singles are just the prelude. The whole album is definitely one of those albums that will be locked and on repeat in your mp3 player, or car stereo for at least two weeks straight. With no exaggeration, each song is a single with something for everyone from those who like Drake or 2 Chains to those who are Black Eye Peas fans. No fillers. Daiyon is not just a buzz worthy artist, writer, or an attractive marketable sex symbol who loves his fans, but a brand that will soon be a household name. Whether it be from his music, clothing and sports apparel line, his health & fitness inspired products, or the International Dime Piece Fan Club venture, the world will witness Daiyon. Enjoy.

 



Daiyon




 Timzo







I've been Writing and Producing for over half of my life. There have been times where even I have considered myself to be 'too different'. I grew up as an outcast. I never did fit into any groups or clicks; from a child all the way to Adulthood. The uniqueness has a tendency to play out through the music. It's not so much that I try to be different; I was chosen to be this way. My real frustration with the Rap Genre is the fact that it all sounds the same. Everybody's following everybody else. There's almost no passion or life left, because the essence of the art is often sacrificed for riches and fame. I've been rejected for being a different Artist; from the Streets to the Church. So much so, that I decided years ago to walk away from the Art, rather than compromise my uniqueness and my passion for the Art itself. Well, it seems I've been called back. I can't fight it anymore. There are some things that need to be addressed, and I've been called to take a stand. So here we go. Who's my target audience? You. This album will speak to generations; from the youth who desperately need a more positive image to look up to, to the older individuals who've never even listened to or respected rap before. My endeavor is to change the minds and lives of those who listen. 
Closure {klow-zhur} is something we all need before we can really move forward in life. Everyone has to deal with getting closure on some level. On this album, you will hear me dealing with specific issues I've had to face in the last 5 years, as well as some of the situations I've witnessed others face. You will hear rejection, bitterness, frustration, inspiration, and encouragement all in the same project. This is not your ordinary Rap album, and is therefore not for the ordinary listener. This is Life Music. 
PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 29, 2013 - Timothy "Timzo" Cross, renowned Christian hip hop artist and producer has premiered his debut LP "klow-zhur."The eclectic Christian Rap album released on 12/21/2012 via the indie imprint ELLA-VAYDA MUZIK.

|klow-zhur| (the phonetic spelling of Closure) is an eclectic Christian Rap album that has hard hitting rhymes balanced with a warm fusion of hip hop, smooth jazz, with R&B elements. There are powerful messages in each song that's guaranteed to touch the hearts of every listener. On this album, you will hear Timzo's reality in dealing with specific issues he's had to face in the last five years, as well as being inspired by situations of others. Gritty and real; the album weaves a tapestry of rejection, bitterness, frustration, inspiration, and finally, encouragement. 

"I've been Writing and Producing for over half of my life. There have been times where even I have considered myself to be 'too different'. I grew up as an outcast. I never did fit into any groups or clicks; from a child all the way to adulthood. The uniqueness has a tendency to play out through the music." States Timzo.  "I've been rejected for being a different Artist; from the Streets to the Church. So much so, that I decided years ago to walk away from music, rather than compromise my uniqueness and my passion for the Art itself. Thankfully, I have been called back. There are some things that need to be addressed, and I've been called to take a stand. Who's my target audience? You. This album will speak to generations;from the youth who desperately need a more positive image to look up to, to the older individuals who've never even listened to (or respected) rap before. My endeavor is to change the minds and lives of those who listen."

|klow-zhur| is available on iTunes, ReverbNation, Amazon, Google Play and Soundcloud.

http://www.reverbnation.com/timzo
https://soundcloud.com/timzo/sets/klowzhur

Timzo


Re
Matthias






Remember Hip-Hop? Remember the music before the “bling”, before the pimp swagg, before the music got lost in the image. Remember the Hip-Hop that was an instrument of social change? Remember the music that stood at the foundation of expression before players, gangsters, and video vixens took over? Remember the artists that had the world moving to beats that spoke of social prejudice and injustice. Remember that Hip-Hop? If you don’t remember music like the one I just described—let me introduce you to Matthias aka "Mr 16 Bars".
Matthias was born in North Philadelphia in 1979. He is one of 10 siblings. Matthias graduated from Eastern University with a BA in marketing. In 2006 he enlisted in the US Army. He completed two tours in Iraq
and was awarded two Army Accommodation medals in his support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After his discharge Matthias began working on a hip hop album called the "The Forgotten", which is now available on Itunes, CdBaby, Amazon MP3, Google Store etc. Matthias speaks on social issues ranging from his multiple deployments as a soldier to trying to deal with the hardships of reintegrating back into civilian life in a poor urban environment. He currently has 2 music videos, "Combat Stress" and "Popular" which collectively have generated well over a hundred thousands views on YouTube. Matthias tells it like it was—and—is; by interweaving reality, smooth stylistic flow with beats that keep your head nodding. In his latest cd, "The Forgotten", Matthias takes social awareness to another level as he speaks about his deployments as a soldier, and his experiences in day to day urban life . When interviewed by Holly M., a staff writer for "Thecheers.org", Matthias was asked, "Out of all the genres of music...why hip hop? Matthias' reply was very simple, " Hip-hop is one of the few genres of music where you can mix other genres along with it and it still keeps its own identity." If you are wondering what makes Matthias so different from so many other new artist all you have to do is just hear tracks like "Shine On", "No Fear", & "Combat Stress", and all your questions would be answered. I guess the biggest difference between Matthias and other artist is that he believes that he has a moral obligation to speak out against things that are wrong and unjust. Other artists are just content with being entertainers, while an artist such as Matthias, wants to challenge people as individuals with the hope to bring the best out of th
em 

Matthias


DTM THE MC

DTM THE MC
   How did you first decide to do music?? And what made you pick this genre??
I honestly never even imagined myself making music growing up. I've always been an artist but I was more involved with the visual arts at a younger age. I would listen to all genres of music but around the age of 16 I fell in love with hip hop music and was inspired to write my first song.

    In what way does the world affect your music??
In every single way. My music is made for the people of the world and is influenced by experiences I've had in my life while in it. 

    Who are some of your favorite artist??
Nas, Wu Tang Clan, Biggie Smalls, Big L, Tupac, Jay- Z, MF DOOM, Big Pun, AZ & basically any artists out there making REAL hip hop music with substance. It's hard to make a list because I'm always discovering new songs & hearing new styles.

    What can we expect from you in the future??
Very big things. I want to be known as one of young artists in the world that's making an impact on hip hop in a major way. Right now this is only the beginning of something great. I recognize that everyone has to pay their dues to the game and I know nothing great comes easy. These are reasons why everyday I'm striving towards that next step in the bigger picture. History isn't always made over night so just keep a look out for DTM.

    What have you accomplished so far?? Music related and non music related
Well I can't say much at this time as far as music goes because I am currently working on my Debut EP project but I'd had have to say my greatest accomplishment right now would be my overall growth as a person. I've learned a lot in a short amount of time & I'm constantly improving. Music is one part of my life but it's blessing to be able to reach out and & be understood to the all people who support the movement.  

    Are music videos too controversial??
Not at all I'm actually working on a new music video for my new single "Hands Down" featuring on Unsigned Hype World. Also I just finished a music video for Team backpack.
    What’s your favorite clothes brand?? 
An APE AFFILIATED definitely has the hottest clothing out right now at www.apesaffiliated.com & they support the hip hop movement big time. If you don't already have some then honestly you have to check out their clothing. Its dope.

DTM THE MC



ACE B BOOGIE



Interview with Ace B. Boogie


How did you first decide to do music?? And what made you pick this genre??
It’s funny because in my opinion everyone wants to do music and I say that because music has the strange power to interject emotion into the human experience. Everyone has a few favorite songs or tunes that make them feel a certain way when they hear it. The power of music is an incredible feeling everyone would love to sing that song that everyone knows the words to and vibes off of.  Some people have chosen to try and harness some of that power because they feel they have a message worth delivering to the masses and all they need is that musical medium as the source to deliver that message. 
For me I chose to start making music myself because I wanted to be the one who played all the songs everybody wanted to here.  It innocently happened in the presence of a friend of mine who I had attended high school with who by chance ended up at the same college with me.  When I talked to him he was showing me all these pictures of famous people he had seen or come into contact with by being a DJ on the radio when we were in high school. I would stand in his dorm room and watch him mix and scratch mixes together.  Eventually standing and watching wasn’t enough for me so he would show how to scratch and mix and would allow me to practice some days. It was in those days of learning about BPMs and playing with the tempo of songs that I would hear sounds at different pitches and would put together in my head “that would sound good with some different drums  at this tempo instead of the original.”  Meanwhile  at that same time the dorm we were staying in there was another guy there who messed around with music, had a keyboard and it had the ability to record patterns. It was nothing fancy but he would allow me to fool around on it Till this day I could not even tell you what those patterns even sounded like but it was that day in that dorm room late at night that I was hooked to making music. It was the most therapeutic thing I had  done in my 19 year old life at that time.   Hip Hop has always been an open vehicle for expressing the themes and stories of urban life and since I think that some of those stories need to be told those artist who tell those stories will need fresh pages (beats) to write them on and to.  I always wanted to be the “page provider”, one of the canvas makers for the artist. After making enough pages and canvases you start to develop your own ideas and stories that you want to now illustrate. So my whole journey has touched a lot of aspects of music I have studied and attempted to learn DJing and the art of mixing which is where it started. That led me to beat making which taught me about bars and hooks and how to lay that out for a successful beat. Which led me to taking my thoughts and feelings about a particular subject and being able to verbalize that over music that I myself or others have created.
What does it take for you to be inspired to do a new song??
My inspiration is dependent on what I am really trying to accomplish with the music. I have several different modes that my mind can be in because I have several different skills sets. I produce and make beats, I mix and DJ, I write and rap  and my mind goes these cycles of inspiration in each one of those areas. If my mind is in a producer mode then my inspiration draws from any  and everything that has to do with sound or anything musically related like. For example if my mind is in producer mode and I am in the grocery store and a song is playing over the store PA system, I can drain out  the noise of the grocery store and hear that song. Which will excite me because it’s a song which is a good idea to sample.  If I catch the tail end of a song going off on the radio with a catchy melody, I will take those ideas and play with them all day in my head.  Then I will go and sit down. With my imagination and inspiration to continually getting better at my craft I “go to work”  as I like to call it because it is work and it’s work I like to do.
Its work I would love to get paid to do all day full time. It’s work that I don’t mind getting up early to do or don’t mind staying late working overtime to do.  It’s work but its beautiful work.
Who are some of your favorite artist??
I have my classic Hip hop practitioner favorites like Jay- Z , Bun B Outkast, Jeezy, K.Lamar,  Pusha T, Curren$y, Wiz etc. but I have recently been watching and listening to up and coming cats like Schoolboy Q Childish Gambino  Chance the Rapper ,Cousin Fik , Danny Brown etc. As a producer and DJ/Mix maker  I am fan of artist like: Kanye(of Course) No ID, Just Blaze, Mike Will, Sango, Cashmere Cat, Trippy Turtle, MORRI$ Sinjin Hawke, Hudson Mohawk, Lunice,  SALVA and Chrome Sparks.

Where did you grow up?? And do you think that had any influence on your style??
I grew up in St. Louis in the Midwest and a lot of people automatically associate anything that come out of St. Louis musically to Nelly. To say that Nelly had a influence on my music that’s a yes and no answer because Nelly’s hard work and drive showed me that people from this city can be taken seriously musically if you put yourself in the right situations to be on that level.  Nelly and the St. Lunatics gave St. Louis a swag to roll with. St. Louis is a small city with a big city attitude our sports teams do fairly well in competing on a national stage and so we carry that around. Then Nelly comes along and gives us the swag to go with it so I draw inspiration from that whole vibe, but as far as my sound I have always felt I related more to east coast style of production I can listen to Cam and Jay and Nas and Jadakiss and visualize that New York gritty big city street parable, street code type of music from a real big city.
   Is this your first interview??
This is my first interview ever in print
  If you had to buy a new car, what would it be??
If I could buy a car right now it would be a Audi A8
 How has music affected the young community??
Music  has always affect the young community in the 60 and 70s. A lot of the music that was made at that time was aimed at the negative effects of the Vietnam war and you get events like Woodstock and you people having rallies and protesting the government’s actions. Music still has that power but instead of inspiring kids to what now would be seen as being unruly like protest the wrong doings of our society, it inspires kids to all aspire to be entertainers and athletes which there is nothing wrong with that but if everyone is trying to be rich and famous entertainers who will be running the country who will be the lawyers and doctors of tomorrow if everyone wants to be rich and famous entertainers
Have you done any shows??
I have never done any shows I would love to be signed as a DJ/Producer for someone like Hippos in Tanks or LuckyMeRecords and do some live shows in the US and Europe, I guess we’ll see..stay tuned and we’ll see what happens as I continue to evolve in the DJ/Production category


ACE B BOOGIE



POOL COSBY



POOL COSBY





How did you first decide to do music?? And what made you pick this genre??
- I've been playing in bands for 10 years now. However, at this point, I feel like I am finally making the type of music I like listening to. I really connect well with the rest of the band. I think this genre of 'producer as the artist' is really taking off in a good direction, but having Kristine, Kevin, and Nacor playing live instruments on top of the digital stuff I am doing really takes it to the next level.

    What does it take for you to be inspired to do a new song??
- It's hard because sometimes I'll sit with a couple of samples and can't find anything I like and then in one night bang out 3 new songs.

    Who are some of your favorite artist??
- Broken Social Scene, TV on the Radio, Dom Kennedy, Andre 3000, Kanye
    Where did you grow up?? And do you think that had any influence on your style??
- I moved a lot growing up. I was born in the south but lived in Hawai'i for a few years and now I've been in Brooklyn for the past 3 years. I definitely feel like I've been blessed with the opportunity to see different states and get to know the different sounds of the regions. I think that comes across in the music.
    What can we expect from you in the future??
- We have a lot coming out in the near future. We are dropping a remixtape of remixes, mash-ups, and edits in March. After that, we are putting out an EP early Summer. Meanwhile, we are working on our next album. That one is going to feature a bunch of artists and not have any samples.

 
    How has music affected the young community??
- I think these days, young people have access to so much good music. I was really starting to get into music right before Napster blew up. All of a sudden, any song I could think of was accessible. Now that the legality of sharing music on the internet has been somewhat sorted out with sites like Spotify, anyone with an internet connection can hear entire albums for free. I think we take that for granted. Also, young people are realizing that they can put their art out to the world. You can write a song and post it to YouTube, SoundCloud, BandCamp, etc. without needing any middle-man. I think that encourages young people to be creative.

    If you had to do something other than music what would it be??
- I couldn't imagine not working with music. Currently, I am working as an audio engineer and finishing my Master's in Fine Arts for Audio Production. But If I wasn't doing music, I would teach. I've always had that on the back of my mind as something I wanted to do.
This picture was taken by Shutterhound Photography

POOL COSBY




Jim Cat of Sharpshooters ENT


Questions-

How did you first decide to do music? "I grew up singing in the choir at church with my family. Eventually, my older brother found an interest in rapping so of course I had to get into it as well. We had an old Casio keyboard that we would play while we rapped, I'd do the music on the keyboard and sing while he rapped along to it."

Do you have any tattoos? "I have two tattoos. The first one I got is my performance name, Jim Cat. The second one says "Certified Gangsta"

What have you accomplished so far? "I've won 3 different trophies for music contests I've performed in, including freestyle rap battle contests. I've released numerous successful videos with SharpShooters Ent and I've released officials albums and mixtapes, which have circulated all over our side of Virginia. Outside of music, I've always maintained my own independence and have been self sufficient."

Favorite food? "BUFFALO WINGS!"

If you had to do something other than music? "I'd be owning my own business, I'd love to be an entrepreneur."

Do you listen to one genre or many? "I listen to everything, hip-hop, reggae, rock, alternative, even country. I love it all."

What can we expect in the future? "I plan on doing songs from a variety of different genres, including country and reggae."

Bio-
"James 'Jim Cat' Ellis was born in 1981, the youngest of 8 brothers and sisters. He was drawn to the fast life and allure of music around the age of 14, and has been doing his own original music since. His talents include songwriting, rapping and freestyling, playing the keyboard and producing his own beats, as well as being able to sing a variety of different genres of music. James developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome in 2006 after a bad reaction to antibiotics. The doctors gave him a 20% chance of living, and told him he would most likely end up blind and never able to speak clearly or sing again. After coming out of a coma, he fought for his life for months on end and still bares the scars of this horrible disease. He beat the odds and after a run-in with law enforcement, he decided to devote his life solely to pursuing a career in the music industry." 

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Jim Cat of Sharpshooters ENT



PHONIKS


Phoniks is a hip-hop producer from Portland, Maine known for his vintage-90's boom-bap production style and melodic jazz and soul samples. The 23-year old producer released the critically acclaimed "Return to the Golden Era" album with emcee Awon on July 30th, 2013 as well as a series of successful remix albums between 2011-2014. On February 15th, 2014 he is releasing “Stories from the Brass Section”, a collaborative LP with Houston emcee Anti-Lilly.







Who are some of your favorite artists?

I mostly listen to 90’s New York stuff like Gang Starr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nas, Tribe, Jay-Z, etc. As far as new stuff I like Marco Polo, Doom, Statik Selektah, and Damu The Fudgemunk (my favorite current beat maker). I don’t listen to very much new music except for the occasional song and I’d rather not listen to 90% of the hip-hop that is being made today.

Do you think the music industry has changed? If so in what way?

The internet has revolutionized the music industry. It allows me to collaborate on albums with emcees all over the country without having to leave my home and it gives artists who may not live in major metropolitan areas a chance to be heard. A music blog can just as easily post a song from an artist in Hungary as it can an artist from Los Angeles, which is awesome because there’s a lot of great hip-hop being made in areas of the world you would never expect.

What’s your favorite food?

Besides being addicted to Chipotle, my all-time favorite meal is fish tacos. Corn tortilla, fried white fish, shredded cabbage, avocado, and chipotle mayo. A little known fact is that outside of chef-ing up beats I can also cook a little bit. I hope to one day retire and open my own restaurant.

What does it take for you to be inspired to do a new song?

A good sample and some weed.

If you had to do something other than music what would it be?

Outside of producing I am also an artist and graphic designer. I do the cover artwork for all my albums and Soundcloud singles and I also run my own graphic design company on the side.

What have you accomplished so far?

I’ve been featured in Respect Magazine, The Find Mag, The Word Is Bond, 2DopeBoyz, DJBooth.net, and the legendary hip-hop magazine The Source. I’ve had the #1 hip-hop song on Soundcloud.com (“Lost Girls” with Dephlow) and the #1 hip-hop album on Bandcamp.com (“Return to the Golden Era” with Awon). I recently reached 700,000+ combined plays on Soundcloud. My greatest accomplishment to date is getting my album pressed to wax by French hip-hop label Sergent Records. As a crate digger and vinyl fanatic it was the coolest moment in the world when I first saw my own record on wax.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I want to be regarded as a top-10 producer in hip-hop and I plan on outworking everybody until I reach that pedestal. I only started taking music seriously about 6 months ago and now it has become my full-time job so I plan on just continuing to put out music and hope for the best.
 



PHONIKS

3thou



    q)What does it take for you to be inspired to do a new song?? 
A) other artist inspire me. I like to hear other ppl make good music & that inspires me to go & make the best song that i can. 

q) If you had to do something other than music what would it be??
a) I would just travel the world if i could. See all of the landmarks & beautiful sites all over the world

q)Have you done any shows??
a) Yes i have. I have done about 4 or 5 shows. Some local showcases. Im always looking to do more tho. Rocking the stage is an incredible feeling! 

q) What can we expect from you in the future??
a) I got a couple mixtapes lined up, a few music visuals in the works. I got "Catchin Light" t-shirts coming soon as well. & hopefully more shows coming soon! 

q) How did you first decide to do music?? And what made you pick this genre??
a) I always loved music. I used to play around & make songs in high school. People always told me that i was good with it but i didnt take it serious until 2010. I just was looking at the industry & felt as if i had a chance. 

q)     Is this your first interview??
a) It actually is my first interview & i greatly appreciate the opportunity. Hopefully its the first of many

q) What’s your favorite clothes brand??
a) i don't really have a favorite brand. I just wear whatever looks good on me. It could be any kind of brand. Nothing in particular



3THOU





Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 25 albums. At one time Plunky was a studio musician for television's top-rated sitcom, "The Cosby Show.” His song “Every Way But Loose” was a top-ten soul music chart hit in London in the 1980’s. He has appeared on avant-garde jazz albums by Pharaoh Sanders, Hamiet Bluiett and others. Nowadays Plunky spends his time leading his band onstage playing rousing funk, R&B, jazz, African, reggae, gospel and rap and making music in his recording studio.

His latest releases are the CD album Never Too Late, the 5-CD compilation Plunky & Oneness 2012 Collectors Box Set; and his DVD Plunky & Oneness of Juju - Live In Paris. Plunky’s European touring has taken him to England, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He twice toured Ghana, West Africa, once for the Ghana National Commission on Children, and again as a cultural specialist for the U.S. Information Agency. Recently he has performed in Paris; traveled to Brazil; and twice to Cuba to research and produce music recordings and a documentary film, Under the Radar – A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music.

With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, and Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, Chuck Brown, and more. Plunky & Oneness performed at the New Orleans World’s Fair, the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta (four times) and twice at the Capital Jazz Festival in Maryland. For more than 15 years Plunky has toured continually with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA).

Plunky’s career accomplishments are as varied as his music and his diverse interests, which include: African art and culture, history, digital technology, politics and the media. In addition to being a veteran saxophonist and composer, J. Plunky Branch has served as an administrator, lecturer and teacher. He has been a frequent arts panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Plunky is a two-time recipient of NEA Jazz Fellowships and he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force for the Promotion of the Arts in Virginia. He has been Director of the Jazz Ensemble at Virginia Union University as well as an instructor of Afro-American Music History at Virginia Commonwealth University, both in Richmond.

Recognized by Richmond Magazine as Musician of the Year for 1999, Plunky is a sought after artist-in-residence and performer for public schools systems. He has written film scripts, journals of his travels, poems and over 400 songs.

Throughout his career Plunky has entertained and taught thousands, and in the process, has developed a broad and loyal following. During his 1987 West African tour, critics proclaimed Plunky "one of the greatest living saxophonist!" In a context where rhythm, ritual, power and emotion reign supreme, he just might be!

For further information contact: J. Plunky Branch, 2218 Rosewood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, 804-355-3586, Fax 804-355-7240, Email: plunkyb@aol.com

Plunky and Oneness








JEP ROADIE
JproD (Jeopardy)


@IamJproD

www.JproDintheRegal.com

#Regal coming soon!
Hosted by JoJo Simmons.


JproD - "We Here Now (So Much Smoke)"



"A bunch of trend stealers, a bunch of imitation, a bunch of lies. I want to bring back that rugged feel. Let's make it cool to say what we really feel. Let's leave being politically correct to the politicians. In 2014, let's make it cool to be normal. I promise it is okay to be a black music artist and not wear Jordans. Which is exactly what I am, a music artist. Not a rapper, not an emcee, not a hip-hop artist. I am a music artist. I have never been conventional. I never felt it was possible to be something i'm not. More than comfortable in my own skin. Am I a genius? Not sure I care. All I care about is having genuine lyrics, attention grabbing hooks, creating my own sound. The reason I make music is to address every feeling I have. So that, if someone feels the same way, they now can articulate those feelings. Any subject matter found in my music is there because I actually do that, I have actually seen that, I have actually felt that. It is not because I care about what anyone thinks may or may not be cool. There are a group of real artists in the world who had their culture stolen from them, I am one of them. I was born to attempt to change the world through music. I know every "artist" tries to say that, but what's the difference between me and them? I plan on proving it. I ain't trying to start a revolution. Only trying to make the art of music sacred again. "You know it's real when you are who you think you are". I just want to be a legend for the right reasons. My dad's opinion doesn't matter to me, please don't think yours will. Regal is the story. #TrifeLife is the way. I am JproD (Jeopardy). You are real. I recognize it. Bless up."



JEP ROADIE




1. How did you first decide to do music?? 
- Coming up singing & dancing listening to music as a shorty, after i stopped the basketball thing & fell into music. 

2. Have you done any shows?? 
- Numerous in a couple states, a lot in Chicago, plenty sweet 16's & college parties. 

3.  Does fashion have a big influence on your music?? 
- very large, everyone wants to stay updated on clothing but sometimes loose the value of regular t-shirt & some sneakers. 
Myself i wear a lot of different things but Im a sneaker head i actually still work at a footlocker. I tend to wear 2 different shoes alot as well.

4. What can we expect from you in the future?? 
- you can expect a long, crazy,loud,weird career out of me. Alot of downs But plenty more Ups. Im weird so i know my fans will stick with me.

5. What’s your favorite food??
- shiiit. Chicken & waffles, macaroni, skittles,krunchy kurls. 

6. Do you wish you could change the world musically?? 
- I don't necessarily want to change the world, but more like add my Water mark, make my name known forever in the music game.

7.  Where did you grow up?? And do you think that had any influence on your style??
- born & raised in Indiana, my moms family stayed there so close to each other it was no point of me to be anywhere else. my grandpa was the most important thing to me. lost him & den i started to grow up. But my Ogs took me to school in south suburbs of Chicago. but i was always in the city so i went through all the bad of gang bangn & shit still doing it. BUt i rep Chicago & Indiana. dont know any other artist out of indiana so i want to be the 1st.

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