Defender of being original and passionate about Art itself, Pop singer D'Meetri aims to rearrange the stars throughout his career in entertainment. Urging all of his supporters to love who they are and scream it high and loud, one of D'Meetri's goal is to reach the masses with heartfelt music & a heart warming smile.

Dominique Demetrice Farrar, known as D'Meetri (formely known as Dominoe Ch’Yea) is an American rapper, singer, and engineer. By mixing Hiphop, Rap, Pop, Reggae, and Soul, D'Meetri has developed from an arresting rapper into an inventive and dynamic artist.

His career burgeoned when he learned the only currency that matters is fans. Gaining multiple fans and booking show after show, D'Meetri soon became one of the "Most Wanted" targets on the Minnesota music scene. D'Meetri stretched out too as an entrepreneur, he founded One Life Enterprise.

“Music is still a business; talent is a shy little kid without that business. From marketing to producing to distribution, I want to know it all and do all I can.”

D'Meetri and his brother, Tony, were placed in foster care as infants. They bounced from house to house as children, hostile in hostile homes. Finally, the brothers moved to a home in Maplewood, Minnesota. They lived with Toya Farrar-Orr. firm, loving and God-fearing, she raised them in the Camphor United Methodist Church. The home was warm and inviting but as the years passed, and more and more needy kids came through, home felt less like home and D'Mitri felt overlooked, forgotten. Like any young boy struggling for attention and affection, he began to search for ways to express himself. No more athletic than the skinny twig he was, sports didn’t cut it. And so far from the core Twin Cities’ black community, in school, he was an outcast. It wasn’t until he was introduced to the church choir that something took hold of him and propped him up as never before. The sounds, so many sounds that came from him when he sang lofted him high in the listening sky.

D'Meetri never had the guts to join the choir and he was too used to rejection to want to be a member of anything. Yet from the first time he sang in front of the congregation, something deep inside was snatched awake. He began singing to himself when he walked, when he rode his bike, and on the bus. Singing was a way to get away if not go somewhere. Something about the sounds that were healing and opening up himself to others.

In school, when he was introduced to poetry, he took the words and turned them into rap lyrics. Perhaps out of abandonment, or out of wishes for familiar comforts he would never have, sparks from a creative train wreck, twisted, black, and metallic narrowed his view of the world. Every rhyme he dropped moaned and shouted, boiled and coalesced into something as unfamiliar as strange to his school mates.

In a short time, D'Meetri got into gospel rap; artists like John Reuben and Grits were his role models. But the artist that stood out the most to him was Pigeon John. It was Pigeon, who at a concert in Bemidji, MN gave D'Meetri the nickname “Dominoe Jonez”. D'Meetri quickly began to get a reputation as a serious rapper. His peers and family began to take notice. In 9th grade he started telling people that he wanted to be a rapper. As if on cue, his studies stopped and he started failing in school. By the time he enrolled in Agriculture Food, & Science Academy like so many other young men, he had no idea how to make music make him a better person.

By the 11th grade, D'Meetri had no plan. He had no job. He had no education. He had a daughter. School principal, Becky Myers, caught him singing in the school halls, as he did daily, but this time instead of a warning, she said, “I got just the school for you.” The first day he got to High School for Recording Arts D'Meetri fell in love with its Hip Hop persona, he felt as if he belonged.

D'Meetri took vocal lessons with James Grear. He was mentored by & is writing songs with Troy Taylor. He’s currently working on many Art based projects including "Art.Love.Sex" & "Symphonic." He’s done appreciable amount of collaboration work with local as well as national hip hop artists (Auburn, Mike Dreams, Fly Henderson, Etc). He’s also signed to talent agency “Ideal Talent Agency” In Los Angeles, California. The pace is maddening, the costs are pitched, but with an idealistic mind and aggressive work ethic, D'Mitri has what it takes to lead new perspectives in the industry, his artist attack will come from head on.



D'Meetri is #Flyah



Larry Fridie, former manager of James Brown the Godfather of Soul, whose clients have been involved with over 50 million records sold, stated. "Taylor is one of those kids that has that "It" factor. He will be a great asset to any record label. Of all the talent I have seen I chose to work with Taylor and the Hewitt family. The last time I passed up on a talent like Taylor in Augusta, Georgia, they turned into Lady Antebellum."
William Whitney, sound at Full Sail University, stated. "It was a pleasure working with Taylor, He was a great performer as well as a professional artist off stage. It was very selfless for him to be willing to share his guitar with the act before him on Sunday. I would like to get him involved here at Full Sail to possibly record or play some Live Shows."
No matter how you feel about 17 year old Taylor Hewitt, you still have to marvel about how hard he works and how dedicated he is to his craft. Taylor has learned to play several instruments including the Upright/Electric Bass, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, as well as the Ukulele. Taylor, in his first Demo EP, co-produced and co-wrote all songs. Taylor in recording wanted his own brand of forward-thinking, synth-heavy Pop/R&B music, ear marked for the teen crossover market.
With the backing of his family and Mr. Fridie, Taylor met Michi Robinson of Atlanta, an artist development coach who worked with Justin Bieber, Usher. Michi introduced producer Nile Phoenix (Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown). Together they wrote and produced the first single Fly with Me, in which was recorded and mastered at the World Renown PatchWerk Studios in Atlanta.
Taylor recently performed at Playlist-Live in Orlando, Florida, before hundreds of teens and college age kids. The kids went crazy! In fact the host asked Taylor to stay over and perform a 2nd show the next day before hundreds of attendees.
Taylor at 17 has recognized the hardships of teenage homelessness, and has been a voice to prevent it. Taylor will continue to be that voice as his career takes off........  Taylor and his friends actively update all his social websites and is building a fan base daily!
Taylor is submitting this EPK for your review. Taylor understands these songs are a reflection of his talent on a low budget.  However, he also understands the benefits of being with a major record label. Therefore, enjoy Taylor's 1st EP!
Take a look at Taylor's Website here, with all social media following:


Taylor Hewitt is #Flyah

 


Songwriter & Artist P. Melody, finds her voice!
The West Virginia born songwriter/ artist began writing songs at the age of 7. She recalls, as a kid, she would put on dancing and singing showcases to entertain the adults; with all original songs she had written. As she grew up, writing was the only thing she didn’t “grow out of,” and upon entering college, she found out why songwriting was the love that she could never shake. “When I took my college entrance exams, the professor approached me with my scores and I’m thinking, “OMG please let me into school (lol).” But she says “Wow, you’ll succeed at anything that has to do with writing and English…you’re a genius.” I’m pretty much like huh??? So I’m in??” Undoubtedly, she was in and her confidence in her writing went up as a result. So what do you become when you’re a “genius writer,” literally? A super dope songwriter, of course!
Taking a leap of faith to pursue her industry dreams, P. Melody has been able to independently write songs for many artists, signed and unsigned, such as Gin & Tonic, Hunter O’Neal, Augustus Cole (G- Rize), and several artist signed to Arrow SOUL. She has also had the pleasure of co-writing with and featuring amazing artists such as Bertell Young, Cassius D. Kalb, Blesst, Nation, Mykko Montana, Honorable C- Note and more. She’s worked with many producers, supplying Atlanta with plenty of P. Melody records and extraordinary collaborations that she adds to her well tended catalog. A catalog that’s reached well over 500 records.
So what’s next for this hell of a catch? “Work as usual. Keep building my empire, IGC Global and PeiFunk Publishing, and be helpful in making those who believed in me, from day one, lots of money (smiles). Remain devoted and humble, no matter what. It’s a blessing to do what you love, nothing less than that.”

P. Melody is #Flyah



To those who meet them, hip hop artists Jarred and Johnathan Lindsay, better known as Mackamillion and Mr. Mackmore, present a Double Vision, and not just because they are twins. Their group is DV, short for Double Vision, and their music captures a bold vision of both simplicity and intellectual intensity. The vision is unmistakable in their latest EP, (Ra)w Form. Mackamillion explains that “Raw form is about finding the God in you or the Creator within yourself.”
Even the title’s spelling, (Ra)w, has deeper meaning: that the process of creating anything, be it music, money, or even another being, starts from the same source, the raw energy that permeates the whole universe, known by some as God, or love, or universe, or Amen Ra, aka the Egyptian Sun God. And Ra, explains Mr. Mackmore, is “a primordial sound which holds a vibration of creation.”
The duo hail from Venice, CA, and have spent most of their years shuffling back and forth between the midwest and west coast.
And they’ve been making rhymes before they were out of their Underoos and shaking up hip-hop stereotypes ever since. “When we started, it was the bling era of hip-hop,” explains Mr. Mackmore, “so we were different from the norm.” Their “ahead-of-our-time style” has been magnetizing audiences by addressing issues of the common folks, a far cry from the typical “iced out jewels” and drug dealers stories of the notorious past. It was in '08 that they released the independent full-length, "No Explanation!" Two years later they dropped their label debut "Bifocal," an EP released on No Sleep Records. Now, with the release of (Ra)w Form, they have simplified their name (DV) as well as their music. Simplified or not, DV consistently holds ultimately to just one vision: to make music that is, as Mackamillion describes it, “innovative and creative, and made for those who actually have a brain."



Double Vision is #Flyah




An Inside Peak at a Rising Global Star known to fans as simply JO-1 JO-1 can you please introduce yourself to the world. Please tell us more about yourself? Hello world! I am an upcoming artist. My voice is versatile ranging from R&B, Dancehall to Neo-Soul music. I am a singer and songwriter. I am also a dancer. My favorite genres of dance are afro-fusion, hip-hop, dancehall and jazz. In the field of writing I’ve published two successful children’s books entitled, “The Lizard and the Rock” and “The Priceless Hogg Penny.” The first title has a soundtrack CD attached to it where the songs range from a Disney-like feel to pop and calypso. The themes of the song correspond to the themes in the book. I wrote most of the songs including the awarded theme track, “Free to be Me.” What´s the story behind your stage name? I wanted to keep my real name as my stage name. The producers of Grandpa Records thought that the spelling of my name was too simple. So they changed the spelling to look fresher and with an urban flair. In Kenya people pronounce my name as Jo-Un so the spelling of Jo-1 doesn’t change the pronunciation of my name. What are your music influences? My music influences are Rhiana, John Legend, R Kelly and Idan Raichel . Do you consider yourself a 360 artist? Afterall you SING, WRITE, DANCE, ACT AND ARE AN AUTHOR OF Children’s books. Break all of that down for us briefly. Such as the names of the books, songs written, dances, shows, awards etc. I consider myself to be a Renaissance woman and yes, 360 Artist. I mentioned the names of my books already. The first title, “The Lizard and the Rock” is a best-seller and was congratulated by the Premier of Bermuda in the House of Assembly for contributing inspirational, local literature to the children of Bermuda. I also write poetry, articles and short fiction. Several of which have been published in various online and print magazines. My dancing is my life. When I dance or sing I feel free. I want to express that freedom to the world through my craft. Because of dancing I accepted the post of dance judge on Kenya’s number one watched television show, Sakata. I’ve been with the show for two seasons. During Season 3 when I joined Sakata the ratings soared in Kenya and across East Africa. On the show I’m known as ‘Judge Joanne’. This was due mostly to my frank and host remarks. They call me the ‘female Simon’ here. Can you talk to us more about your hit track Chiziqa .What inspired the lyrics and the video? What was it like working with a celebrity rapper Fishahman. How did this union come about and how is the song being received in Kenya and other places. Chiziqa is a fusion of all of my talents- singing, dance and songwriting. The lyrics were inspired by a few girlfriends and I. We were out listening to jazz one night and talking about our lives and the things we were going through. We began making jokes and laughing at our situations saying that when life gets stressful, just wind from your waist. So in the midst of a fun girl night out I promised to write a song called, “Wind from your waist”. In the studio at Grandpa Records I had the lyrics that I had written down. When I sang the chorus the producer would say, “Chiziqa” in between the lines of the song. He said, “This song can only be described as Chiziqa. In Kiswahili ‘chiziqa’ literally means, “go crazy” or “madness”. Fishaman is an artist from Mombasa. Refigah, the owner of the Grandpa Records label suggested that he do the collaboration with me. At the time I had a couple other artists in mind for the colabo however once Fisha arrived at the studio I understood why Refigah had suggested him to be on the track. Fishaman was so relaxed and easy to work with. The studio time was like magic as we completed the song. He was always gracious and fun to work with the whole time. Several months later when we performed in Mombasa I got to go to Fisha’s house to meet his family. In Kenya Chiziqa is being received well. At first the public were shocked because they didn’t know that I could sing. Now that the shock factor has worn off Chiziqa is gaining traction on local television and radio stations across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. One challenge for me is that although Kenyans are avid consumers of American pop music, the rules change for people living in Kenya. People want musicians living here to sing in Swahili. My song is a mix of Swahili and English. So how was the recording and writing process behind this album? When my creativity flows songwriting flows easily. That’s how it was writing Chiziqa. I’m used to writing songs with deep, wordy lyrics like the soundtrack for “The Lizard and the Rock”. Chiziqa was a new type of ‘pop music’ songwriting for me which I enjoyed. The recording process was equally enjoyable where everyone in the studio were dancing to the track even though it was still in the process of being completed. We knew that this song would cause everyone to ‘wind from their waist.’ What´s the concept behind your choice of producers and who do you work with? The concept behind my choice of producers is being able to connect to the average, Kenyan listener. Grandpa Records makes music for all of Kenya, East Africa and is now promoting their music in West Africa. Some artists only focus on the urban, Nairobi population when producing music in Kenya. I wanted a sound that everyone could relate to. This is why you hear the dancehall beats coupled with the afro-coast sound. We heard you have lived in some exciting places. Name some of the countries you are receiving love from and have worked in. Give us brief stories from each place you’ve resided in. I was born and raised in Bermuda. My father is Bermudian and my mother is Canadian. I’ve lived in the United States, Israel and I am now living in Kenya. I also spent 3 months in China teaching English. In the United States I completed my college education and was trained in modern and afro-fusion dance styles. It was my first time living outside of my tiny island Bermuda. Many things were a cultural shock for me including the in-your-face racism, large shopping malls and restaurants everywhere. It was while living in the U.S. where I developed a passion to visit and live in other countries. After living in the U.S. my husband and I moved to Jerusalem in Israel. I had never been much of a language person however in college I caught onto speaking and writing Hebrew. I wanted to continue learning Hebrew so this was the initial reason for moving there. While there I also picked up some Arabic. My two sons were born there. About two weeks after my second son was born I got the opportunity to sing with Israeli pop star, Lee Fishman. There is a track on YouTube called, “Chelsea” where you can hear my soprano voice in the background doing the adlibs. We moved back to Bermuda for 4 years and then wanted to branch out again. We found ourselves living in Nairobi, Kenya and we are still here. I am happy at the way my career has taken off here in Nairobi. Here is where I have found my wings. How did you get into acting? Was Sakata your first television show and how is that explain? Sakata is an aired dance competition. I am the female judge on the show. The job of the judges is to observe the performances, give comments on the performance and provide a score based on our rubrics of dancing. Although there is some drama that goes on, we are not scripted. Everything that happens during the show is our own reaction to what is happening in front of us. We saw you in a few commercials for Kenyan Dance TV Show Sakata; however how was the one filmed off set on the beach? How long did that take and did it remind you of your birth country Bermuda? During Season 4, Citizen Television, the owners of Sakata decided to do regional auditions. Previously auditions were only held in Nairobi. One of the locations for the auditions was in Mombasa. I love Mombasa and yes, it does remind me of Bermuda. During the week of production I swam in the ocean before and after every filming. It was suggested that we do the audition commercial for Nairobi on the beach. It was fun. I was barefoot in the sand while doing takes for the commercial. There was a camel in the distance on the beach and families were swimming in the ocean. The beach commercial became the most popular commercial for Sakata and the Nairobi audition turnout proved it so. Who are some of the celebrities you’ve met along this journey? Along my journey to Kenyan stardom I’ve met many celebrities along the way. Some have been wonderful and others have behaved like divas. Some of the celebrities whom I’ve met are Wyre, DNG, DNA, Kenrazy, Lenny, Amelina, Amani, Size 8, DJ Cream, Lam (South Sudan), Lee Fishman (Israel) . What's happening next in Jo-1s world? I will begin touring across Kenya and East Africa soon. My dancers and I are looking forward to it. I am presently in the studio recording another track with Grandpa Records. I plan to release another single and then work towards an album I’m currently working on through the agency Hismultimedia Intl Inc. In the writing world of Jo-1 “The Lizard and the Rock” e book was recently launched this year as well as a memoir that I have written that is a part of the Bermuda Anthology. I continue to write articles and blogposts in the meantime. Later this year Sakata will commence Season 5. I’m feeling more confident in my own skin these days and am looking forward to a successful year.

JO-1 is #Flyah



K-Squeez isn’t just another white rapper from the Detroit area. He is quite possibly the best story telling lyricist in the Midwest. A truly gifted Hip-Hop artist with a style that features fast rhymes and clear syllable placement. His music has an up tempo/club vibe but at the same time still focusing on the art of being a true lyricists. The delivery and emotion of his lyrics is clean and concise providing his listeners with the ability to not just feel the beat but get a vivid image of what the song is trying to convey.

In 2007 he was discovered by Eminem’s finders the Bass Brothers. His demo got cut short when Eminem signed Bobby Creekwater/Cashis and assigned them to the Bass Brothers for production. Then in 2011 he was invited to work with Mike Strange, Eminem’s main producer at the time. K-Squeez has performed from the top of U.S. map to the bottom with having performances that span from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Coconut Grove Florida. He as shared the stage with acts such as Twista, Fat Joe, Digital Underground, Young Dro, Dolla, The Dayton Family and many more.

His 2013 single produced by Grammy nominated Nate Harasim titled “I Just Wanna” was performed live on Fox 2 News Detroit March 29th 2013 and has been on fire ever since it’s release. As of March 2014 “I Just Wanna” has charted on Mediabase is nominated in the Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording! The talent, passion, and dedication that he has for the music is the reason why he is well on his way to being one of the top artist in the industry.

**Be on the lookout for the new 2014 radio single “Bout That Business”**

K-Squeez is #Flyah








Digital release for War Poets’ new EP “American Police State” out June 3rd!
Pop-rock band War Poets are uncompromising social justice advocates with a refreshingly inviting approach to expressing their ideals. They infiltrate the pop-rock genre using smart hooks and compelling narratives to gracefully invite listeners to consider their social and political perspectives. “The songs we write have messages, but we like to pass these on in stories so they’re more relatable,” says Rex Haberman, the band’s primary creative force.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based group has garnered favorable comparisons to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, and the Replacements. Like the aforementioned artists, War Poets draw on Americana, pop, and rock to achieve an aesthetic that’s refined but rootsy.
In just 14 months, War Poets have managed to build a highly impressive artist profile. The video for band’s lead off single, “Close Enough,” from War Poets’ debut full length, Dulce et Decorum Est, has wracked up an astounding 250,000 views. It was a heartwarming statement on marriage equality dedicated to the memory of the historical NYC Stonewall uprisings, and the track became an anthem for many same-sex marriage supporters. The group’s follow-up video (for the single, “Will You Be There”) netted over 45,000 views. War Poets’ music is played nationally on both AAA and college radio formats. The group has the added distinction of being the #1 most played album on KSJS radio in San Jose, CA. War Poets have earned nine TV and film licenses. Last spring, War Poets played Red Gorilla Music Festival during SXSW. The group has worked with such iconic producers as Grammy winner Kevin Bowe (Etta James, Jonny Lang) and five-time Grammy winner Joe Baldridge (Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson). It’s been one heck of a year for War Poets.
The group has a unique band structure built around a core duo of Haberman as the primary singer-songwriter and guitarist, and bassist-vocalist, and contributing songwriter, Jenny Case as the musical director. The two keep an ongoing artistic dialogue with creative advisor Matt Kirkwold who also contributes songs to War Poets. Previous to War Poets, Haberman had recorded and released three albums, and Case has led her own band, and played in many cover bands. Currently, she is the executive director of She Rock She Rock Foundation.
When forming War Poets, Haberman made a socially conscious decision to build the band around a female singer-bassist. “I have a strong opinion about the status of women in music because I find it a really male-dominated world,” he reveals. When he expressed the idea of forging a female/male artistic alliance to creative advisor Matt Kirkwold (Haberman and Kirkwold have been friends and collaborators for 15 years) Kirkwold suggested Case. “We work together like we’re on a mission,” Haberman explains. “Jenny has high standards. She’s a perfectionist in the studio and really pushes the band’s performances. She’s super talented and highly professional.” The two also have complimentary voices with Chase’s angelic and schooled vocals providing a sweet counterpoint to Haberman’s plaintive and impassioned vocal stylings. Rounding out the ranks as a full-band collective is a fluid mix of some of the Midwest’s finest musicians and songwriters.
The group’s new album is boldly titled American Police State, evoking the red button topics shared within its irresistible pop-rock songs. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on the album and Haberman’s sneak-peak revelations are that the new album will discuss income inequality, Native American rights, and gun violence. “What is a gun really for? It’s for killing people,” Haberman affirms. “I realize I have strong opinions on gun violence, but we’re musicians, not politicians. We put our views out there by singing so people can think about this.” War Poets are currently readying one of their signature poignant and purposeful videos for “8:05 On A Saturday Night” which addresses gun violence directly without glorifying an atrocity.
In a very short amount of time, War Poets have made an impact as musicians and as messengers. They have been embraced by masses and respected by some of the music industry’s leading lights. “The most fulfilling moment of it all might be when we played ‘Close Enough’ during our CD release party. There were all these people I’ve never seen before so into that song,” Haberman says, pausing thoughtfully. “As a heterosexual male, making that connection that we have different orientations but I still care for you, respect you, and love you as another human being. That was a great moment.



"War Poets" are #Flyah

 


 Stephanie Braganza has released her second international single, "When We Last Kissed" feat. Drega. The single was produced by a production team who collectively have had years of experience on the Toronto scene, having worked/performed with artists such as Drake, The Weeknd and more. The song was written by Stephanie, Colin Stewart, Peter Linseman and the production team.

Stephanie Braganza is a powerhouse vocalist who weaves a sonic tapestry neatly blending elements of pop, electro, and dance. V-MIX TV hosted the worldwide video premiere of her first international single “2 Good 2 Be”. “2 Good 2 Be” is currently featured on the international compilation - Goa Chillout Zone Vol.5. available on iTunes and other download services. Her track “Fantasy” reached #5 on BeatsDigital.com charts, which led to a performance with rap artist Belly and Ginuwine at the Muchmusic Video Awards.

Stephanie’s sexy style and playful performances helped her win the Toronto Independent Music Award (TIMA) for Best Live Artist. Stephanie's first performance of 2014 was for former President George W. Bush at a private event at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has performed at top festivals which include Indie Music Week, DesiFest, Toronto Veggie Pride Parade; including prestigious the venues Casino Rama, The Mod Club, The Canadian National Exhibition Center, and Yonge & Dundas Square. Her TV appearances include CITY TV/OMNI’s "V-Mix", Rogers TV’s "South Asian Focus", "TVOne Canada" "Daytime", and more. Stephanie was the cover story for Humber’s College's “Et Cetera” publication.

Stephanie helped create the SIPO Foundation anthem “Time to Shine”, with rapper Wali "Flo" Shah. The world video debut took place at the 2013 SIPO Conference at the Glen Gould Studios (CBC) in Toronto.

Stephanie has been performing and singing since the age of twelve. She was chosen for lead roles in the musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat & Godspell. She has studied with great mentors such as Juno award winner Rik Emmett (Triumph), Pat LaBarbera, and Trish Colter. Her hard work earned her a Scholarship for the Vocal Program at Humber College where she graduated. Stephanie co-wrote her entire debut album, “Unexpected” with composer/guitarist Colin Stewart, focusing on creating music with a message.

Check her out at StephanieBraganza.com and be sure to download the free STEPHANIE B personal mobile app for iPhone!



Stephanie Braganza #Flyah

 




The Seal Breakers are "Ready for War"
Life as we Know It is about to change. This battle begins in Brooklyn… not with brass bullets, but with brass instruments.
"Their music is our heritage, our life, our story through music ..."
- Bill Cosby after seeing The Seal Breakers in 2008.
Ready for Way by The Seal Breakers
BROOKLYN, NY (20 JUNE 2014) – The Seal Breakers are a nine-member musical collective known for conquering almost every genre of music they've taken on since 2001. Led by their maestro Craig Williams, they've seized and mastered styles from jazz and r&b to gospel and soul. But now The Seal Breakers are "Ready for War."
"Ready for War" is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Life as we Know It. The EP is due out in late 2014 and follows the successful release of Introducing The Seal Breakers in 2011. "Ready for War" is a new creative crusade for the group. It integrates elements of hip-hop, soul and r&b - but does it all without digital track music. This battle begins in Brooklyn; not with brass bullets, but with brass instruments.
"Ready for War" explodes with heavy bass, real piano, trumpets, sax, trombones, and baritones. A perfectly crafted lyrical flow delivers a motivational theme over a power play of percussion. To make the track a reality, Williams called on the mega-talented, multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated producer Travis J. Sayles – also known as Travesty (Justin Beiber, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Meek Mill.)
"In 'Ready for War' we're doing something no one is doing out there now." explains Williams. He continues, "We are taking real instruments and crafting what we call "hip-pop-soul." Jazz, hip hop and r&b elements all collide in this arrangement, but they forge something new. "This is a turn up record, something for everyone ... a song for the people." explains producer Travesty. The Seal Breakers consider themselves more a movement than a group, one member saying, "There's not any 'me' in T.S.B!" The group's goal is always to entertain and educate in a positive light.
"Ready for War" shows The Seal Breakers have broken the "seals" of stylistic stereotypes once again. T.S.B has claimed victory over yet another genre. They prove that a hip-hop song can handle traditional instrumentation and deeper, enlightening and thematic elements. Once you realize traditional brass music is more powerful than any brass bullet, you too will be "Ready for War."
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The Seal Breakers are "Ready for War"

 

What makes a new artist rise above the rest? If you ask singer/songwriter Kali Jani she will tell you it is quite simple, “An unwavering belief in one’s self and an unfaltering commitment to making it to the top.”
So who is Kali Jani?
She’s a hot new singer on the scene out of Orlando, Florida, set to release her debut single Permission to Go, a lyrics driven track with a hot mixture of pop and urban flavor.
Born Simone Farrell in Boston Massachusetts, she grew-up in Poinciana, Florida. A graduate of Liberty High School, she continued her education and earned a BA in Criminology from the University of South Florida, in 2012.
The stage name Kali Jani has significant meaning. Kali means lively and fierce, while Jani translates into God has answered. Jani believes that now is her time.
“For so long I did everything that I thought I was supposed to do, things that everyone else wanted me to do,” she says.
Following this path never seemed right for her and she constantly doubted her purpose. “It was like, yes, I did well in school, I got the degree, but am I happy?” She asked herself over and over again. Finally she had to step back and reassess her life. In the end she had to do what made her happy, and that thing is singing.
A born performer destined for greatness is how she sees herself. She began singing at age five and dancing at age ten. Confidence builders that give her an advantage in a crowded industry. Jani has never been shy and contributes her strong stage presence to competitive dancing from middle school through college.
Armed with the gift of songwriting, her insatiable desire to pen songs that people can relate to in dealing with their own life situations, has guided her craft. She is motivated to write by her own experiences, sharing that it is therapeutic to write about whatever she’s going through at the moment.
So what does she do with the material she’s written? Interstate-4, the corridor that connects Orlando to Tampa, has become her road to success. Of late, she can be found putting in the work at the Red Lounge Studio, recording songs for her much anticipated CD. When not recording, Jani is building her presence and brand, and generating excitement for her upcoming release.
“I have to set myself apart from everyone else, and not fall into the trap of producing gimmicks instead of great music.” Jani is focused and taking the right path. She gets that she has to have something extra that will make people want to hear her sound and want her product.
She’s well on her way. The industry is already scoping out her work and providing positive feedback—from requests for her demo and offers to do vocals for other artist.
When asked who has inspired her the most, the answer is quick, Whitney Houston.
“She mastered her voice, it is amazing.” begins Jani. Her energy level increases as she talks about the late megastar. “Not a lot of people today study their craft, but she (Houston) had full knowledge of the industry. I want to follow her steps in terms of being business savvy and on top of my game.”
Jani knows being an overnight success is a long shot, so she doesn’t mind being patient. Her motivation and drive will take her where she needs to be. “I’m not going to give up…ever,” says the budding artist, adding, “Roadblocks and struggles will come, but that will only make me stronger, and the reward sweeter.”
If she had to give advice to anyone wanting to get into the industry, her mantra is, do whatever your heart desires and stick with it.
Jani’s friends would all agree, she’s talented, passionate, and if you catch her on the right day, she can be downright goofy. If you want to connect with this up and coming blossoming artist, you can connect with her on most social media platforms under the name Kali Jani.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pop Recording Artist Kali Jani Releases New Single.
Orlando Fl. (July 2014) –  Lyrica Entertainment  debuts  Kali Jani's new single " Permission To Go" , which is Jani's first release from her forthcoming self titled album, which is scheduled for release later this year. The Single is currently available on iTunes, Xbox Music, Spotify, AmazonMp3, along with many other popular online music stores.
Kali Jani, teamed up with producer Asiah Dio, a young protégé, who works under Grammy award winning music producer Chris Henderson, most notably known for producing Jamie Fox's "Blame It On The Alcohol". "I had a great time working with Asiah." "We went in the studio along with my songwriting team, and synergy was awesome", says Ms. Jani.
Jani, is currently in the studio working with super-producer Cleva Keys, who have produced records for Souldiggaz, Tank, Chris Echols, Omarion, French Montana, The Game, & Anthony Hamilton. Jani management team is making effort to ensure she makes a big impact on the music scene for 2014.
"Right now, I'm looking forward to finishing my album", states Kali Jani. "I want my album to give my fans music that will inspire, party & make- love too." "It will be like a rollercoaster ride", she further assures.
Kali Jani, born Simone Farrell was raised in Boston Massachusetts as child, and later moved to in Poinciana, Florida, where she graduated from Liberty High School. She continued her education and earned a BA degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.
She began singing at age five and dancing at age ten. Jani has never been shy and contributes her strong stage presence to competitive dancing from middle school through college.  Armed with the gift of songwriting, her insatiable desire to pen songs that people can relate to, and experiences with her own life situations, has guided her craft.
Lyrica Entertainment has teamed with JMB Entertainment & Sports Group, to spearhead a marketing campaign for pop/urban singer-songwriter; establishing her brand among the biggest stars in the music industry.
J. Jonathan Means, president of JMB Entertainment & Sports states, “ we are very proud to work with a talented recording artist who has the potential to become one of the industry's most popular recording artists. He further states, firmly, “Our goal is to maximize Ms. Jani value and earning power, via an array of opportunities that include tours, appearances, endorsements, merchandizing, and licensing deals".
Expect to see and hear a lot of Kali Jani on your TV screen and your favorite radio stations. Upcoming performances will be announced on her website at www.kalijani.com. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.



Kali Jani is #Flyah

Artist: WiL Dix  Genre: Pop/R&B


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WiL Dix is #Flyah


Piqued Jacks describe their sound in their own words: “being able to speak without impediment; having sex in the most intense way possible; expressing ourselves 100%”.   You have to hear it to experience it for yourself.

Piqued Jacks are brave souls. Raised in a small village in Italy, they have methodically made their way from obscurity to Austin, the heart of the indie music scene, performing at SXSW in 2013 and 2014, and sharing the stage with international acts such as Atoms for Peace and Bob Schneider. Their powerful alliance and headstrong vision has resulted in rapid success and the positive flow of their career indicates a confident band gaining serious momentum.
Back in 2006, the Piqued Jacks were anything but serious. They causally acquired the band name after someone dropped a bass during rehearsal. The damaged jack resembled a boner and the boys felt the sexual allusion suited their sound. A few years later, something clicked, a unified connection to the music making process, and from 2010 to 2011 they released two EPs, conquering Italian airwaves (Rai 1, Radio Rai 1).
Sensing something brewing by July of 2012, the boys hunkered down in an old house in the Tuscan countryside for a spiritual retreat, breaking down musical barriers for a new EP. In October of 2012 they were invited to Los Angeles by Grammy Nominated producer Brian Lanese to record with him. Just a Machine came out in January of 2013, and  it's a moody and muscular album with flickering funk guitar mingling with carnal rock, including ecological themes that the Piqued Jacks have always supported with love.
After promoting the EP in Italy, they decided to move the entire outfit to Austin, TX, and they are now all officially Austin transplants. From Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 they toured all over Texas, receiving attention by Earmilk, Balcony TV, Idyllwid Cinema Fest and radio stations all across the US (i.e. WPRK, KSYM, KFAI);  also, the network ITAL has featured their original story in the documentary “Texan-Italian Innovation”. Their latest singles, Upturned Perspectives and No Bazooka, were released in May of 2014 and were encouraged by Matt Noveskey of Blue October in his Orb Recording Studios.
This new material leads the band to a brand new, iridescent eclecticism, paving the way for a new album and tour. Their conviction is stronger and stronger, and their genuine camaraderie is highly palpable in their live show. This talented band of brothers seem to scream “this is not your usual fly by night, ME ME ME group of young men”; they know the strength of their sound and the endurance of their brand was born from their powerful friendship.


From obscurity to the red carpet:
Piqued Jacks three-time Nominees at IMEA Awards


Even thought Piqued Jacks, the alt/funk Italian band of brothers from Italy, stopped touring around Texas right after playing at SXSW, the hype aorund their music didn't go back to the rehearsal room with them.
The
International Music and Entertainment Association from Georgia, that recognizes “the excellence within the music industry” worldwide, has just announced THREE nominations for the four Austin transplants at the 2nd edition of the IMEA Awards.

  Alternative Band of the Year” – Piqued Jacks
  Alternative Album of the Year” – “
Just a Machine” (2013-2014), EP produced in Los Angeles by Brian Lanese.
● “Alternative Song of the Year” – “
Upturned Perspectives” (2014), single supported by Matt Noveskey of Blue October.
  
The nominations underline the positive flow of the momentum the band started gaining since 2013, and confirm the Piqued Jacks as one of the most interesting and freshest projects of the US indie music scene.
The spectacular Paramount Arts Center in Kentucky will host the ceremony on October 4th, but wheter the PJs win or not, they'll get on their own red carpet: the one inside the studio, where they're working on the upcoming album.
That basically means, that the best is yet to come.


To support the Piqued Jacks at IMEA Awards, VOTE HERE.
 



Piqued Jacks is #FLYAH

  
 
Byron Jones (born July 15), better known by stage name Byron Bank, is an American Rapper. Bank born in the southeast Houston neighborhood, started rapping at the age of fifteen. Due in part to being the only man in the household, Bank witnessing his mother's struggle as a single parent; using his mother's pain as motivation. Bank learns to play the trumpet and drums in the high school band, however with the encouragement of his grandmother who purchased his first ever keyboard workstation Byron found his true love producing music. Byron knew music was his future and felt he had something special to share with the world.
  
The rapper/producer/songwriter/ honing his skills as a songwriter creating hooks for his beats, Bank stepped up his lyrical repertoire with full length and completed songs. Finally having the first opportunity to showcase his talent Byron join Hip Hop group Uppa Dek. As the "hottest thing on the street" at the time Bank’s began to see his own reflection and passion grew inside him to venture out on his on. Byron's uncompromising work ethic would not allow him to rest on his more than impressive laurels; there needed to be a 'visual' movement to showcase his innovative style and unique persona.
2010 continued to be phenomenal for the young MC. Having released his (free to the public) freshmen mixtape album Catch Me If You Can on January 22st via the internet, bucking the norm of waiting for a major label deal to kick off his career, the rapper has taken his fate in to his own hands and crafted an internet campaign that rivals many of the acts resting high on the Billboard charts. His Internet game is just as tight as his rap game.
Byron Bank has opened up for Mega Superstar Chris Brown on the Scream Tour (Woodland TX); Miami Car Show during Super Bowl XLVI weekend. He has also opened up for Devin the Dude and Coughee Brothers to name a few. As well as perform for over 20 major Houston’s Community Benefit events. The stage is now set for Byron to put his new Houston flavor on the map with the newest mixtape "The Withdrawal" is led by the cuts Scandalous Girl, The Weekend & Love N Regrets. These are record of my life said Byron. Bank’s is definitely rockin' to his own beat.

Byron Bank is #FLyah






BIO - Three brothers from other mothers (and fathers) got together, from the OC, LA and DC, to create a miscellaneous collection of musical works aka OLIO. Inspired by everything from Black Sabbath to Barry White these guys stir up an eclectic blend of rock/pop/funk music and serve it up hot! Whether it’s songs about break-ups, make-outs, shake-ups or four letter words, Olio produces electrifying, positive music from their studio in Los Angeles, CA. On stage Arif Hodzic sings and breaks strings (sometimes his right hand gets heavy), DeHaven Carrington grooves on drums and croons (when the lights are low and the mood is right), and newest member Kelley Hill is a fireball of energy, bouncing on one leg and just tearing the bass up (you may even see metal shavings come off the neck).

Olio hit the road in the USA the summer of 2013 for their “Comeback Kings Tour.” Played a successful string of dates in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and cities in between in June and Scottsdale, Austin, Fort Worth, Little Rock, Columbus, Philadelphia, NYC, DC, Kill Devil Hills and Atlanta in July and August. 5 weeks, 11,000 miles and 30 shows! They went back into the studio to record a brand new album "Untitled" due for release in March 2014. This is a much anticipated project, after their time with recording legend Eddie Kramer, who produced the band's last two EP's, the aforementioned Comeback Kings & the yet to be released France Sessions.

Back on December 18, 2012 Olio released the Comeback Kings EP produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Santana, Woodstock, Kiss, Frampton, Robert Randolph, Grace Potter). This session was born from a project at Loyola Marymount University where Eddie and the band recorded their first single together "Hello/Goodbye". This prompted a new relationship so the band & Eddie could finish an EP. Before the project was done, Eddie needed a band to do a session in France for a Recording Workshop for some of the worlds top young Producers.
So Olio got on a plane and while there, they laid down the foundation tracks for the France Sessions EP. More importantly they wrote two new songs while there. One of which is "Rich People Problems" which Eddie loved and had the band record it immediately! old school style, no click track, just push record and go! The song is now a staple in the live shows and shows the raw energy of the band as well as their groovesmanship. the second song "Round & Round" can be heard on their 2014 release "Untitled."

2011 is what kind of started all of this good fortune. Olio won the Emerging Artist Competition held by Rusty’s on the Santa Monica Pier. They were the only band to play the Twilight Dance Series twice in one summer, opening for Dawes with Jackson Browne in front of a crowd of several thousand music lovers. Shortly there after bassist Kelley Hill joined the band and they have been non-stop ever since.

Other accolades include the celebrated release of their 2010 single “Get It Good” following the success of the 2009 11 song album “Living The Dream.” The songs are dynamic ranging from the nylon stringed sweetness of “Completely Beautiful” about the profound impact of becoming a parent (received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 West Coast Songwriters International Competition) to a hard rock/rap collab that already has 20,000 NJ Devils fans shouting “Here We Go” at the Prudential Center. Their homage to the mamacita de futbol aka “Soccer Mom” inspired one impassioned UK critic to call them “sexist and subtle as a sledghammer.” (Olio still thinks Benny Hill, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais are funny) The sound created is rich and packs a punch reminiscent of the John Mayer Trio while thematically aiming for Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”

To experience Olio only on recording is like Vader without the Darth. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 3 hours, the energy generated by these three could power a small town (or even the lesser known planet Zeta-Reticulan5). So, maybe the question isn’t Who or What is Olio but rather When and Where?



 

OLIO is #Flyah

Sydney Lauren is #Flyah

 RELLZ THA POSTMAN 
OWNER OF FLYAH MAGAZINE



Check out Rellz Tha Postman's newest video entitled"Fur Coats".  Fur coats was released in January and was one of the songs on his project called the Oscar.  You can pick up a copy of this album at http://www.charellz.bandcamp.com

Rellz is currently working on a new project which is scheduled to be released in September 09,2014 on iTunes, amazon.com and many other digital stores.

Rellz Tha Postman is a Virginia Native that has been doing music since the 90's but just started taking things serious in the last 5 years.

Rellz makes his own beats and records is own music because he is a Audio Institute of America Graduate.  For those that like Real Hip Hop Please follow Rellz on Twitter @RellzThaPostman


The "Postman" is a super hero which Rellz uses as a theme for his career.  Rellz believes mixing hip hop and comics will make his make his music "sparkle".  Check out the first ruff draft of the Postman below 


Hip Hop's Postman(Hip Hop Comic) #FLYAH

 


 Hey world I am Lanskey and my name means having the key to open up the doors of opportunity. I use the studio like any great artist, just constantly throwing ideas and paint on the canvas looking for the pattern that could capture your imagination. I dare myself to be different and I do what I do effortlessly. I am a very complex individual who follows details very carefully, I got my ear to the streets so i don't miss a beat. I hear the gimmicks and from my point of view the airwaves is polluted with too much party and bullshit music (pardon my french). So I push myself to create music that's diverse and to give the fans and the people a bit of optimism. You see my music is more than entertainment to me it's about purpose, it's about uplifting too, so I put my message in the music hoping that I reach you or touch you in some way also my music represents my personality. I am real and never jaded also the rude boy of hip hop is very confident and I know what level I want to be on. to cover the spectrum fully I am my worst critic; Lanskey is here to add to world culture (ya dig).


Read the "BACK STORY" & "PRESS RELEASE", for Lanskey's single "MAMA MUCH
LOVE" available for download on iTunes 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mama-much-love-remix-radio/id868815312

Lanskey is phenomenally the realest and ill-est emcee around hands
down,and he deserves a Grammy for sharing his truest feelings and relationship with his mother.
 On "MAMA MUCH LOVE", Lanskey delivers his soulful and captivating lyrics
without any fear of compromising his masculinity. "Mama Much Love", gives
off a message that real men love and cherish their mothers no matter what.


FYI, "MAMA MUCH LOVE" has been inspired by true events: After a maniac lost
control of a stolen vehicle, ran over his mother while she was coming home
from a hard days work, and this incident almost killed her, Lanskey
was so enrage
to see his mother in such devastating state, he felt compelled to write a
song  that  shows how much he really loves and appreciates her. "MAMA MUCH
LOVE" was Produced by Lanskey & Dot da Genius. Written by Lanskey. Guitars
by Andy Bassford. Vocals by Pam Hall. Recorded by Teck. Asst. Engineered by
John Evans. Mixed & Mastered by Nik Hrycyk.

 Lanskey's lyrical delivery is truly soulful, heart felt and moving. He is
one of those new generation artist who could take you there. Lanskey knows
how to deeply connect his audience to the cultural significance and
importance of their mothers. "MAMA MUCH LOVE" displays an introspective
side of Lanskey that shows he is very talented and different from most
rappers. You could actually feel the tenacity, passion and drive that it
took for him to create music of this nature. All you can say now is this
song is priceless, and "MAMA MUCH LOVE" comes at a time when the music
that's out there is watered down, losing substance and the lyrical prowess
of most rappers are being questioned... # Lanseky
#Mama Much Love available for download on CDBABY  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lanskey13/MamaMuchLoveRemixRadioEditRemastered#.U1_i_eIEzcA.facebook
# Lanskey Pushing the stratosphere of Hip

Lanskey is #Flyah




 In the brief publicity bio that he wrote for his FrankRight.com website, Chicago-based rapper Frank Right declares: “Hip-hop is not about color. It’s about experience.”  Very true.  Hip-hop is about experience and skills, and skillful rappers come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.  Right is not black, and that should not be a factor when one is evaluating his work.  On his album, Said I Couldn't Do It, the Midwesterner shows himself to be a skillful and talented MC.  And Right puts those skills to good use, offering a fair amount of variety and delivering one of the more unpredictable hip-hop releases of early 2013.
Much of the time, Right can be considered hardcore rap.  “On Top of the World,” the edgy “Life,” the sociopolitical “Liberty,” the angry “Like Me” and the title song certainly fall into the hardcore rap category.  Whether he is addressing social and political issues, describing his angst in vivid detail (which is what he does on “Countdown”) or attacking sucker MCs (a time-honored tradition in hip-hop), Right is quite capable of providing hardcore rap and often does so on Said I Couldn't Do It.  However, this 27-minute album also has its commercial moments and its crossover moments.
“Drop,” for example, is straight-up party music and doesn’t pretend to be anything else.  That danceable groove favors the type of hedonistic, sexually charged lyrics that the crunk rappers of the Dirty South are known for, but melodically and rhythmically, “Drop” is far from crunk.  The tune has a synthesizer-powered groove that is techno-ish and quite European-sounding; “Drop” is an infectious blend of hip-hop and European dance music, and it would work well as a single (especially in Europe).  Club deejays should give “Drop” a close listen.
But while “Drop” is fun and frivolous lyrically, “Liberty” is the exact opposite.  On that riveting selection, Right talks about poverty, war, police brutality, homelessness, prostitution and sexual abuse.  Right covers a lot of social and political ground on “Liberty,” and he does so within the course of only about three minutes and seven seconds.   “Liberty,” in fact, recalls a time in which hardcore rappers like Public Enemy, KRS-1, Ice-T, Paris, 2 Black 2 Strong, Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five were heavily sociopolitical.  Unfortunately, sociopolitical rap isn’t as plentiful as it once was (the 1980s and early 1990s were the peak years for sociopolitical rap), but as “Liberty” demonstrates, some MCs are still addressing social and political issues and are quite good at it.  “Liberty” is easily the best song on Said I Couldn't Do It and makes one hope that Right will move more in that sociopolitical direction in the future.  Major labels are not pushing sociopolitical rap these days, and the more that independent rappers like Right help to fill that void, the better.
Next to “Liberty,” the most compelling tune on this album is the darkly introspective “Countdown.”  On that track, Right takes a close and honest look at his demons and his describes his struggles in a blunt, unapologetically candid fashion.  In contrast to the fun party-time escapism that characterizes “Drop,” both “Liberty” and “Countdown” make it clear that Right is quite capable of depth and substance.




Frank Right is #Flyah "Whats your fly?"