Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DJ Jonasty's 90's Mix Part Deux (Click Here)
If you missed the last 90's party that DJ Young Venom & DJ Jonasty rocked...don't worry!!! Because they're back!!! This time it would be bigger and straight up live than the last throwdown in Fondren!! So if you're in the City Of Jackson this Friday, put on your flyest 90's gear and come rock with us!!!
Some people fall to the waist side in the face of adversity while others rise to the occasion. We all have heard underdog stories and often they have made us find something to aspire to within ourselves. After hearing this collection of work by Young Vegas, I see that I can never judge a book by it's cover and I should never stop believing in the music. JACKPOT Reloaded is the 2nd effort from Vegas and it is a constant reminder of what the struggle embodies and how often we can't let our surroundings determine our outcome. Vegas delivers superb content with a nice selection of production. Checkout records "Blood, Sweat N Tears", "Close Your Eyes" & "Have Mercy". One record I found interesting is a record entitled "Talk To Lil Boosie" which may reflect heavily on this generation. One thing is for certain, if you are determined and you know what you want to be in life, can't nobody stop you but you! Vegas has found his poker face and now he's ready to collect....JACKPOT! Follow @DONO_Vegas
Sunday, January 19, 2014
In the digital era where everything is presented to you through social media or an email, sometimes word of mouth can be like a breath of fresh air. This would be one of those cases. Sachmoe Phlanagan (aka Slim Picket) was brought to my attention by a few people and they all had this to say...he has an undeniable voice! After hearing his new project Black Magic, I too found myself becoming an instant fan and hypnotized by his distinctive sound. Sachmoe's story, as he tells it, is no different from the many artists that has encountered the same struggles & triumphs. Although, many of those artists do not make it sound as good nor do they give it the flair that S. Phlanagan does! Black Magic is compelled with groovy melodies & rap tunes over hard knocking beats. Checkout records "Doing My Thang", "Freak In My World" & "Phuk". One of the records that help balance this project is a record entitled "For My Dawgs". I personally feel this record front to back. Not to mention that he has the OG Bun B as well as Memphis native Young Dolph helping contribute to this already colorful masterpiece. Don't be afraid of the magic! Get in tune! Follow @SPhlanagan
Monday, January 6, 2014
This year is starting off the way last year ended...with a bang! Last month I was able to attend the listening party for the homie Coke Bumaye's Shadow Boxing In The Dark. It was a breath of fresh air being able to see one my city's hidden treasures back at it and sounding better than ever. As you're listening to this record, you can hear a man who has struggled with life's many obstacles and is still standing strong. "Unholy Grail" displays Coke giving a serious dose of venom over an interpolation of Jay-Z's "Holy Grail". This project has some strong points as seen on records "Oyster Perpetual" & "Dope Interlude". The highlight of this record beyond this all is hearing the announcement of the long awaited LP Old School Shoes & Tattoos which is scheduled to be released August 14! So if you enjoyed this record, you are sure to enjoy what's in store! Stay tuned! Follow @cokebumaye
Thursday, January 2, 2014
New year, new music, new blood and new players to watch!!
So it's quite obvious that the bar is being placed high for something new to emerge! Last year's MVP Hollywood Luck killed the airwaves and set a blaze with shows and so much more! The tail end of 2013 showcased a few other artists and key players that may help shape up an awesome 2014. Now there was a long list of artists, models & power players that came across the table...but this is the list of people who've shaped up The Power 14!
Find out the 14 players you should be watching in 2014 below.
J. Skyy may come off as an enigma and that only helps play into the overall package of what can be a true individual or an incredible artist. Equipped with a melodic flow that also carries a arsenal of wordplay gives Skyy the advantage that most artists lack. With a few projects under his belt and an upcoming project due this year, prepare for the hailstorm that is J. Skyy! You've been warned!! Lookout for J. Skyy
Songs To Hear: "Dreams"
Chanelle Renee is more than a model. Since creating theChanelleReneeProject in 2010, which provides creative direction & photo editing services, she also directs fashion shoots and makes decisions as the Creative Director and Chief Graphic Designer at the leading fashion and celebrity driven magazine Denim Magazine. With her impressive background, her career & future seems bright. Watch this Mogul in training as she works it from the runway to the cooperate offices!
Merc B. Williams
Merc B. Williams has been hosting shows and concerts for quite some time. With an aggressive style of humor, the Greenville, MS. native has given audiences a clear cut view of reality that is needed in comedy today. Be on the lookout for more Merc B. in the near future!
Rozay Mo started his career out as 1/2 of the group Smokin' Aces with SFG member C-Lew. Since then, Rozay Mo has released a few solo projects that are noteworthy. With a consistent work ethic and his signature laid back demeanor, Rozay is going to be a key player you don't want to sleep on this year! Be on the lookout for Rozay Mo's upcoming project due this year!
Songs To Hear: "4 Deep"
J. Lee has gained a lot of notoriety and awards for his plays in the years past. It's only a matter of time before his work reaches the big screen. He has excelled in the drama & comedy genre and is working to explore in more areas in the near future. If you haven't experienced a J. Lee play, than you're missing out! Watch closely for more from J. Lee!
Mr. European (Timothy Orey) started out as a radio personality on Jackson, MS Hot 97. Since then, he has been behind the scenes working on his next major move...fashion! Mr. European has a unique sense of style that the world will soon see. He is the creator of Clothes Minded clothing and has recently been invited to NYC for The Ultimate Trunk Show in which his brand received great reviews! Lookout for more from Mr. European.
Silas (formerly Trey Parker)
Silas has created mass hysteria with his sketch comedy on YouTube. Now with a name change and his eyes on introducing his audience to his musical chops, be prepared to be floored by the sounds of Silas with his signature trumpet! How many Hip-Hop Artist you know that can spit and play the trumpet?? I'll wait! Be on the lookout for Silas!
Songs To Hear: "Toast"
Ignacio Zambrano II made it on the list by being a triple threat. Actor, Model, Dancer etc. He recently created theignaciobrand to help create opportunities for himself and others like him! A man who lives his life to expose dreams to reality by using his gifts and talents...why not follow this power player!
DJ T. Lewis
Raw Entertainment's own DJ T. Lewis has been rocking crowds & putting on a show for awhile now! He's formed alliances with HoodRich Head Honcho DJ Scream and has since been creating a buzz with high powered shows and so much more. Check him out on his mixshow on Hot 97 and now on XM Radio!
Dolla Black has been putting in work for quite some time. He has been under the radar for a brief hiatus but now it's time for D. Black with his signature baritone to come crush the scene again. Be on the lookout for more Dolla Black!
Songs To Hear: "Take It Off"
R & B Artist
Louisiana native Kerry Thomas has been crooning ladies with his guitar one stage at a time. He recently released Eye Of The Storm and hasn't skipped a beat since. He has created the I Love R & B series which also features other R & B artists and it seems to grow bigger each run. Keep your eye on Mr. Thomas!
Songs To Hear: "Perfect Melody"
Atlanta natives Johnny Venus & Doctor Dot have been setting a trail of fire in 2013. So in 2014 you can rest assure their heat won't be contained. They have been featured on one of Hip-Hop biggest festivals (AC3) last year and they are steadily keeping their momentum! Be on watch for more on EarthGang!
Songs To Hear: "Machete"
Louisiana native Pell has a growing buzz and seem like he won't be too far from showing the world what the fuss is! He's currently on tour and has released a series of mixtapes. With his unique style which consist of a mellowed out melodic sound that's combined with his hype energy shows, you can't help but keep your eyes out for this cat! Stay tuned for more from Pell.
Songs To Hear: "Seasons"
Lastly, we have none other than Slimm Pusha rounding out this Power 14. Pusha ended last year with a bang on MTV's Rap Fix with Sway showcasing to the world what the state of Mississippi has known for years..we got talent! He's relocated to Atlanta where he's currently working on his upcoming project due this year. I'm personally rooting for this artist to take it to the next level and by the looks of it that won't be too long!! Keep on the lookout for Slimm P!
Songs To Hear: "Ladyfriend"
This concludes this year's players to watch for in 2014. I hope that all of these individuals kill the game!!