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Hollywood Luck-"Motel 6" (Official Music Video)

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rozay Mo & J. Skyy-The Perfect Chronicles


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A lot can be done in 10 days or less. So when I got wind that Rozay Mo of Smoking Aces & MTM's Capo J. Skyy was teaming up to do a collaborative project, clearly I was expecting a double project! But the end result was The Perfect Chronicles. This 11 song effort was crafted quite nicely considering the time span it took to complete it. The chemistry between Mo & Skyy is evident as Skyy's melodic flow combined with Mo's syrupy delivery gives this LP the "Perfect Combination". The majority of the sound scape was provided by Brooklyn's own ill Phil. But hometown producers Durdy Costello, Charles Palmer & Anteezy help fill this project out as it is truly a solid piece of work. The highlights on this project are "Hotel Room", "Brown Vodka" & "Abstract". To say it plain, this a damn good effort and I think it's safe to say this is only the beginning! Follow @rozaymo601 & @skyysoshigh

5th Child-Conversations With God





5th Child has been on a musical journey that spans over 10 years! With time, one can either fall dormant to mediocrity or rise to be something greater! On his 8th LP, Conversations With God; 5th has proven with time you can't be complacent in the music. 5th's lyrical prowess shines throughout this project. He especially steals the show on Y. Valentine produced "What You Need" alongside "Motherless Child" & Traxx On Deck produced "My Conversations...". One of the biggest highlights of this project was the dialogue provided by 5th's father on "...With God". Above all, 5th's discography is an amazing accomplishment for any artist independent or major. So if you haven't heard this project, make haste and click the link above! Follow @5thchildmusic  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AVEVO & Dolla Black-BlackOut EP



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Being that I'm an Artist & Producer, I know firsthand the importance of the 2. It's a rare case when you find the combination come together in perfect symmetry. Enter AVEVO & Dolla Black. These 2, one being the Artist and the other the Producer, have created a formula that has took (to my knowledge) 6 years to formulate. It has been battle tested and the end result... The BlackOut EP. This project showcases the growth between 2 people who've truly understood that one can't stand alone without the other. AVE created a sound scape that fits Dolla's strengths and at some point, challenged him. Within this 19 minute showing, you will hear a culmination of 2 individuals plight and how thier struggle became their recipe for success! If you get a chance, click the link above and prepare to Black Out! Follow @DollaBlackBDE & @_avevo

Thursday, September 24, 2015

FulloFlava-The Movement 2



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FulloFlava is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Being one of the City and State's most sought out photographers and all round taste makers has giving FOF access to move on to other ventures! So it's not a stretch when art comes full circle. The Movement 2 is an effort showcasing some of Jackson's and the surrounding areas best MC's! Check out new music from Sachmoe, Rozay Mo, JSuper and more! This is a must have for your collection! Get in tuned with The Sight of the City. Follow @fulloflava

DJ LakeGang-LakeGang or Drown Vol. 2



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DJ LakeGang and her camp UGRR are known for making sure that the great State of Mississippi is represented in the right manner. So on her second effort LakeGang or Drown Vol. 2 she did just that! With new music spanning across majority of the 82 counties form Mississippi, she's provides over 40 + joints! So if you don't know what the Sipp sounds like, go check this project out! Follow @lakegangordrown

5th Child-The Child Support EP



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5th Child has got to be one helluva Chess player because you never know what his next move is going to be. His next LP Conversations with GOD is slated to be released sometime soon. But in the meantime, he quietly released The Child Support EP to keep us in suspense until his next move! This 5 piece is a great showing from the Jackson MC. He displays a lot of growth and maturity. The production is stellar and the wordplay is flawless! If this project is any insight on what the album is going to be like, then we'll be definitely appeased as listeners! So go support this project! Follow @5thchildmusic

According to Sika



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I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything! I've been currently working on several projects and it has had me locked down lately! But it's good to know someone has been keeping their eyes & ears to the streets. Fellow Blogger/Musician Sika J is well known for her bold statements and topics. So with the current state of Music on the local scene seeming stagnant, she goes to make a very valid statement via Facebook. Here's here take on the matter at hand.

Except from Sika J's Facebook Page:

You like that new Drake/Future ish huh? Imagine that excitement and your participation in the ‪#‎hashtag, hence, free promotion, being given for a full 24 hours to a mixtape or project release of people like LakeGang who is dropping something on Sprinrilla in a few hours, or artist like Dolla Black who just celebrated the 1 year anniversary of one of his biggest projects ‪#‎LetMeWork, or artist like Silas, who constantly drops two or three songs a month for our listening pleasures as we patiently wait on ‪#‎RapRevolt‬, or TLO and all the movement he started making last week with ‪#‎LucidDreamz, or DJ Jonasty dropping two mixups by Slimm Pusha on ‪#‎SoundCloud that will get you through any hard moment through the day, or #‎ScraperGang‬ dropping this after that, or Lil Chris Manne performing all over the city, or J Skyy and Rozay Mo preparing to drop ‪#‎PerfectChronicles, or Tricky constantly working and preparing us for his next project adventures, or DJs like Young Venom, Scrap, and NastySho constantly giving us socials to either attend or spread the word about so we can "get familiar" with what's in our surroundings, or Th eHood Hippie providing us with all the info we need along with ‪#‎RashadStreet giving us the perfect guide on how or who to support, and ill stop there but I'm nowhere near done. Imagine if we pushed them, the way you push mainstream mess that will never generate money in your area or life, how viral and successful they can quickly become because of us alone? You guys know how to support. You just don't know who deserves it or who to give it to, even though we tell yall day in and out to "support your own" but I'm schleep.


So needless to say we have the power to make our City or State valid. So who's ready to take that stand! #supportyourown Follow Sika J @sika.j

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Blackprint: Entrepreneurs on the Rise - Charles Smith

                                          photo credit: thaStash


Charles Smith aka Duece the Barber has the skills in which he has crafted his way to becoming the 'Boss'. His journey wasn't paved in gold though, it required some determination. Duece graduated from Murrah High School in 2002 where he also played football. He got his inspiration for Barbering after a teammate gave him a whacked up line. So he decided to put the clippers in his hands and he eventually became the Barber for his teammates and friends. After High School, Duece football dreams were short lived but it only redirected him to his calling. He received his license from the Academy of Hair Design in 2005 where he was the youngest in his Class. Now at 31, he's not only the Owner of Shape Ups Hair Studio in Ridgeland, he's taking the responsibility of giving back. He helps kids throughout the Summer with their literacy and will be speaking at Anderson Methodist Church in Jackson for their Teen Summit in August. He's a Husband, a Father & now a Business Owner. We salute you Duece. Follow @Duece_The_Barber

Shape Ups Hair Studios is located at 775 Lake Harbour Dr. Suite H in Ridgeland, MS

For more info, call (601) 331-3184 

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Night With A King



I have a story I would like to share with you all about Mr. King:

Out of all the performers I've seen in my life, B.B. King was one of the ones I will always remember. Not because he's a legend or because he's a iconic staple in America's Music. It was because it was a once in a lifetime experience that I didn't expect to happen! I wanna say this was back in 2009 and Mr. King was scheduled to perform at this Two Rivers Gala in Jackson. Mind you these tickets were about 100 a pop and I wasn't holding that type of money for a show! Surprisingly I get a call from my Pops and he tells me he can get My Wife and I into the show! I didn't hesitate, we got dressed and we were on our way! Mr. King was expected to do a 45 minute to an hour set. He did 2 hours of material and ended the the show with "The Thrill Is Gone". He even handpicked my Wife out of the crowd and gave her a B.B. King Gold Necklace as a memento. To say I enjoyed myself would be an understatement! To top the night off, one of Mr. King's associates asked if we wanted to meet him. Which was an honor due to the fact he wasn't feeling well and was probable for even doing the show. So as we approached him, he was just as humble and he almost stole my Wife! (Just Kidding) To make this experience even more special, somehow we made the paper! Just one of many things that made this night so memorable! Thank You Mr. King for the memory and the music you've given us!

Today we lost a legend at the age of 89. He will be remembered as one of the greatest performers of our time! But for me, he'll be remembered for that once in a lifetime experience in Jackson. Thank You Mr. King! May you Rest In Peace.

Rashad Street

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Meezy-Live From Shady Oaks 5


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What's in a name nowadays? Apparently for Meezy (formerly known as Lil Mal) it could bring about a change...for the better! The Only For Family Capo has reinvented himself and is ready to set the world on it's ear with his latest installment of the LFSO series. Live From Shady Oaks V displays Meezy with a sharper sound and his wordplay & cadence has been finely tuned. He gives us an honest outlook on his plight on "Pocket Change" and he held his own alongside Ca$hville's Starlito on "Ten Ways". Records like "Right Nah" & "Substance" revealed major growth for Meezy. Overall, this 10 piece is a solid effort and you can see that his story is far from finish! Follow @itsmeezynow

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mojo Kezz-1989





Black Dolla Entertainment is a label that is on the rise! So far they've released 3 projects this year and it doesn't seem like this train is about to stop no time soon! Enter Mojo Kezz, a up and coming fire starter from the BDE camp who's ready to stake his claim with 1989. This 10 piece gives us a little insight into a youngster who has everything to gain and nothing to lose! Records like "Born To Be Great" & "Seasons" were a solid effort! The defining record that stood out the most was "You're the Reason" (My Cup Pt. 3) which tells a story that most Men would stray away from. I applaud the honesty and the grit Mojo exudes on this project! Check it out & follow @MojoKezz

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Press Rewind: Elite the Omen & Rashad Street - The Goldie & Slim EP


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Artists: Elite the Omen & Rashad Street
Album: The Goldie & Slim EP
Label: Street Official/16 Shots Entertainment
Original Release Date: April 19, 2013


On this date (April 19th) in 2013, Chicago MC Elite the Omen & Jackson MC/Producer Rashad Street teamed up to release the project entitled the Goldie & Slim EP. Considerably one of the "Most 'Slept On' Projects of 2013", this 7 track Gem was and still is a solid piece of work! Inspired by the Motion Picture The Mack which was released in the same month in 1973, Elite & Street carefully crafted this project to be the Modern-day soundtrack to the Cult Classic film. If you haven't heard it already, don't worry! It's still available at rashadstreet.bandcamp.com! Go download and get lifted! Follow @elitetheomen & @iamrashadstreet. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jo'De Boy-Gods Prophet





If the future is truly in the hands of our youth, then we'll be alright in this case. BDE affiliate Jo'De Boy is a young gun who shows much promise with his latest project Gods Prophet. Majority of this LP's soundscape is provided by producer AVEVO and Jo'De carries his own with witty lyrics and multiple rhyme schemes. Checkout records "False Guidance", "Bring The Stars Out" & "The Lies I Trusted". This project is a good start for what seems to be a solid beginning for the rhyme spitter. Let's see where this  young 'prophet' leads us in the future! Follow @jodeboy

Monday, March 16, 2015

Savvy-Book of Savvy



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As predicted, Jackson, MS. emcee Savvy is taking this year by storm! (See The Power 15 Jan. 2015) Opening for 2 Major Acts within the past 2 weeks (Big K.R.I.T. & Kevin Gates) and recently the recipient of the 'Camp of the Year' award from this year's 1st Annual Hip Hop Awards held in Jackson in January. This doesn't come as a surprise as Savvy [along with his camp CME] has strategically been waiting patiently to place their stamp on the Hip Hop scene. So what's the next phase? Enter the Book Of Savvy. This 10 piece is simply an appetizer until The Bottom Line drops which the release date is TBD. Powered by DJ Young Shawn, this project will have you locked in as it brings a sound that is nostalgic to the early days of Cali's Too Short, Memphis greats Eightball & MJG & other Southern Legends. Songs that highlight this project are "New Day", "With or Without" & "Here We Are" which displays Savvy breaking down the plight of most struggling artists within their local realms. Overall, there is something everyone can enjoy on this joint. Take it all in & soak up some game! Follow @savvylildaddy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rahkua is on a mission with Project Africa


R&B/Pop artist, Rahkua, will be throwing a concert in Accra, Ghana this summer with a group she's organizing called Project Africa. They will be traveling to Africa for cultural, artistic, historical, and educational enrichment in addition to their performance. 

Project Africa is appealing to the artistic an education conscious communities to rally funds around this ambitious endeavor.

Please see the attached press release, check out the campaign at http://www.igg.me/at/PALA, and spread the word!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

V'Day Showdown




This Valentine's Day set off a showdown between some of Mississippi's most prominent artists! It you couldn't decide which to listen to 1st, it's okay! There was no disappointments on each end. Tricky LT 45 revamps with his release of One Hot Summer which indeed was packed with heat and included a special 16 from Crooked Lettaz & Mississippi's own David Banner on "Dead Serious". Rozay Mo also revamps with Valentines Day Massacre Two. This project is a roller coaster as it gives you extreme highs and lows. Overall, you can't deny the music as Rozay provides the soundtrack for Street Love! To round it off, Hollywood Luck returns as The Inside Man with La Grande Amour. If you need your R&B fix with an edge, this is your joint! This 10 piece provides just enough to get you where you need to be! The beauty behind each project is that all of these artists are featured on each others projects! So if that's not love than what is? So do yourself a favor and go get these projects & spread the love! Follow @trickylt45 @rozaymo601 @hollywood_luck

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Power 15: Players To Watch in 2015




2014 is now behind us and for some, it brings about a whole new focus! 

Last year's list brought about more hits than misses. So when it came time to go about this list, it was hard! I mean the list changed more times than Mississippi weather! What I can say is that I was pretty dead on last year and I had a hard time narrowing it down to 14! (So don't be surprised to see something extra this go around) Midway to the end of 2014 showcased a few artists, tastemakers & key players that may shape up a powerful 2015. It was a long list of players that came across the table...but without delay, here's your Power 15



Find out the 15 Players you should be watching in 2015 below.



Strongarm - Producer

Strongarm has been a very instrumental part of the Hip-Hop scene in Jackson for a long time. So it was only a matter of time before he took his talents to a bigger market. Now based in Texas, Strongarm has taken the Lone Star state by storm and people are taking notice. Ice Age Head Honcho Mike Jones ("Still Tippin'" & "Back Then") has recently enlisted Strong's talents to his new Mixtape Money Train which is receiving major buzz on the blogs and other media outlets. The sky is the limit for this Chairmen of the Board. Keep your alert on high as Strongarm is far from slowing down!

Songs To Hear: "3 Grams" from Mike Jones Money Train

www.soundcloud.com/jstrongarm







Keyone Starr - Singer

As written by Ray Rogers from Billboard:

And then there’s the story behind Keyone Starr, the unknown 23-year-old who sings alongside Grammy winners and platinum sellers on Uptown Special. One of her cuts is a soul workout that interpolates the stutter-step beat from SOHO’s house classic “Hot Music.” Of another Keyone track, “I Can’t Lose," Ronson says, “We wanted a young Chaka Khan on it, but there just wasn’t anybody coming to mind. Jeff was like, 'We’re going to drive down to the South, we’re going to call it the Mississippi Mission, and go to the churches.’ It was a wild idea that became a reality.”
Filming the journey as they went along, Ronson and Bhasker drove up the Mississippi River over the course of nine days, from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Jackson, St. Louis, Little Rock, and up to Chicago. They scouted choir singers at churches, local community centers, and side rooms of sports bars, where “Lil Wayne would be blasting through the glass doors,” Ronson says. “People were trying to sing as loud as they could over the music that was coming through. We saw so many great singers.”
In Jackson, at Mississippi State University, they found Starr, a preacher’s daughter with a big spiky earring. She'd been shunned from her church after getting pregnant. “She just looked so badass. I remember thinking: it would be awesome if this one could sing really great,” Ronson says. “She just opened her mouth and she had it instantly. I’m so drawn to singers with rasp and something broken in their voice, where you really hear the rawness.”
Of course, Ronson’s description of Starr’s voice could easily be applied to his former muse, Winehouse. Her passing in 2011 left a big void that Ronson is still trying to process. “I’m going to think about her for the rest of my life,” he says, as the psychedelic strains of “Daffodils,” a trippy collaboration with Tame Impala, wafts through the speakers. “There are things on this record that I think she’d like, and others she’d fucking hate.”

So be on the lookout for more from Keyone Starr!

Songs To Hear: "I Can't Lose" from Mark Ronson's Uptown Special



Coke Bumaye - Rap Artist

Coke Bumaye is a straight up bully on the mic and it's time that people recognized it and understand that! From his Translation Series and other projects, Coke has not let off the gas and will soon be a force to be reckoned with! Be on the lookout for more from Coke Bumaye!!

Songs To Hear: "You Gotta Luv Me" from Coke Bumaye's Americaz Nightmare

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Full of Flava - Photographer

If there's a major event or big show in the City of Jackson, you can bet your last that this Photographer will be somewhere in the mix...capturing the moment! If you ever in need of quality photos, give him a call! If you're important enough, he'll find you!! Just kidding...but seriously though, watch him work the scene this year! 


www.fulloflava.com



Tira D - Rap Artist

This up and comer is making waves on the Hip-Hop scene and is staking her claim to be one the premier femcee's in the game! With a couple of projects under her belt, she has the potential and the wordplay to go as far as the bars will take her! Don't sleep on this youngster! Get in tune with Tira D!


Songs To Hear: "Lose My Mind" from Tira D's Prelude II

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DJ Young Venom - DJ & Entrepreneur


Violator All-Star DJ Young Venom has made a name for himself in the Greater City of Jackson. From his parties (90's Party & RPM) to his events, (4 The Record) he has set a standard for quality entertainment. So it was only right that he took his passion and share it with the world. Last year, Venom opened OffBeat which is the quintessential hub for Comic Book lovers & Records Diggers alike! If you know Venom, then you know he moves on his own accord. So with that being said, this is why Venom is on this list! Go support your locals and more importantly go support one of Jackson's youngest business owners!

www.djyoungvenom.com






Doe Hicks - Rap Artist

Doe Hicks has made a name for himself as being one of the most spontaneous figures in the Jackson Hip-Hop scene. The self-proclaimed "Black Jesus" has set trail of fire with singles "No Booty Pads" & "One X". Now with new music in the works and other ventures, don't expect to see Doe no place else but the top! Be on the lookout for more from Doe Hicks!

Songs To Hear: "One X" from Entergy Twins

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Durdy Costello - DJ/Producer & Director

Durdy C has conquered the Club Scene for a few years in the City of Jackson. He's created and broke some of Jackson's hottest records. If he's not traveling back & forth across the country, you can find him on BDAY 99.1 on JUSA Radio with DJ Dream, JT of 45 Music & Benz every Friday! This man is literally a Jack of all Trades and it will only be a matter of time before we see his name in neon lights! Watch the wave that is Durdy Costello! If you're lucky enough, you may be able to catch a ride!


Songs To Hear: "Heat" from OG Maco

www.durdycostello.com




Renee Lee - Rap Artist

Renee Lee can hold her own with the best of em when on the mic. She's as deadly as a Black Widow spider with her delivery and wordplay on beats. So why is she on this list?? It's simple...she will own any record you put her on and she's ready to prove she belongs in the forefront! The Merc Music affiliate is currently working on a new situation and is set to release a new project this year! So take my word and get in tune to Renee Lee!

Songs To Hear: "The Product Speaks" from Renee Lee's The Prelude


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Sidney Conley - Photographer

Sidney Conley is the 'Young Gun' with nothing to lose! He has an incredible portfolio and if you don't believe me, just go checkout his credentials! There are some photographers who just snap pictures and then there are some who captures art. Conley has a wonderful view on how he sees the frame in living color. Get familiar with man before it's too late!

sidneyconley.smugmug.com








Tricky LT 45 - Rap Artist/Actor

Tricky is a seasoned Veteran on the Hip-Hop scene in the City of Jackson. His lyrical content and delivery could match the caliber of some of the industry's best! He's released numerous of projects and has now added acting to his repertoire. He's been featured in a few stage plays and recently starred in the Independent Film Mentee which made it to the Silver Screen! There's no slowing down for Tricky! If you want 45, you can catch him on somebody's Radio or TV Screen! Stay Tuned for more with Tricky & 45 Music!

Songs To Hear: "Boot" from Tricky's One Hot Summer

trickylt45.bandcamp.com





Savvy & Gutta Boy - Rap Group

This 2 Man Combo consists of Wordsmith Savvy & Producer/Spitter Gutta Boy. On the latter part of 2014, they've started to create some momentum as they've currently been on Tour and is geared to release some new material later this year! Stay on alert as these 2 juggernauts plan on dominating 2015! Stay Tuned

Songs To Hear: "Dope Boy Chronicle Pt. 1"


www.soundcloud.com/savvy-2






DONO Vegas - Rap Artist

Vegas has been applying pressure as of late! Last year, he released 2 Mixtapes simultaneously and has plans on releasing new material this year! Currently he has been based in Chicago where he's been linked with the Bandkamp Collective. Expect great things from the Valley Street Don. He will definitely be one to watch this year!

Songs To Hear: "MS River 2" from DONO Vegas's Mississippi River

www.livemixtapes.com






Meezy aka Lil Mal - Rap Artist

Meezy has been widely known around the City of Jackson from his earlier days of throwing the biggest High School Parties! Now, the Young Boss recently joined forces with DJ Finesse and is set to release his 5th installment from the Live From Shady Oaks series. Be on alert for more from Meezy!

Songs To Hear: "Right Nah"

www.soundcloud.com/itsmeezynow





Hershey Blakk - Producer

Hershey Blakk has carved his way in this Jackson Music Scene! He's behind some of the City's biggest smashes as well as produced for some Industry's well known and hottest acts!! You can sleep on HB if you want to...this cat is a Young Gun on the Rise! Be on watch for Hershey Blakk!

Songs To Hear: "Dance In That" from Hollywood Luck

www.soundcloud.com/hersheyblakk





The $yndicate - Rap Group

To close out this list, I give you The $yndicate. 5 Artists, 2 Producers & 1 DJ...seems like a force of mass proportions right? This well assembled team will be something to watch! If you don't believe me, then carefully watch and see the moves being made collectively as well as individually! No more words! Just Watch!

Songs To Hear: "3AM In Da Jack"

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Now there's this year's Power Players for 2015! But as promised, I have a special package! Here's 2 more bonus Players I've added to the list:




J-Wonn - Singer

This Young Gun has been traveling all over and letting people know 'He Got This Record'! With much promise, J-Wonn will be someone to watch this year!

Songs To Hear: "I Got This Record"






Candace Coles - Singer/Songwriter

This is the only person on the list that isn't from the Jackson Music Scene. So with that being said, I'm proud to introduce Candace Coles! This L.A. Songbird has a voice and sound that is reminiscent to Chrisette Michelle. Don't get it twisted though, she can carry her own and will be something to watch! She's opened for Keyshia Cole and a few of the industry's major acts. With a new project on the way, keep CC on high alert!


Songs To Hear: Fingerpints EP

www.candacecolesmusic.com



This now concludes this Special Edition installment of www.whosirashadstreet.com!