Artist Spotlight - LeA Robinson | @TheLeARobinson
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13158901.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with LeA Robinson.
Affectionately known as the Granddaughter of hip-hop, LeAnetta Robinson (a.k.a. LeA) is the granddaughter of musical legend Sylvia Robinson, founder of Sugarhill Records. With years of influence by her family's music, it was only a matter of time before she decided to enter into the music scene herself. LeA is an outgoing, ambitious, and eccentric singer, songwriter and dancer whom has performed at events such as NBA basketball games to The Waldorf Astoria to the United Nations International Year of Youth Conference. She is also passionate about giving back and at the age of 16, LeA partnered with the charity organization Comedy Cures and also became an Ambassador for the United Nations. Constantly inspired by her mother and grandmother to not only be a better artist, but to also be a better woman, LeA finds it fulfilling to share her stories with the world in a three-minute song. Planning to make her mark by staying true to God and her purpose, LeA is currently recording a much-anticipated EP, entitled S.A.Y. (Songs About You).
Rap-A-Lot Records Founder J Prince defines The Art & Science of Respect | @jprincerespect
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400-592x592+0+32_13135181.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with the one and only J Prince.
For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, he has defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, boxing promoters, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious. Respect isn't given, it's earned. In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life.
Purchase The Art & Science of Respect on Amazon
Artist Spotlight - Guru Goldie | @the_guruman
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13120753.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Guru Goldie.
Guru Goldie was born and raised on the Chicago’s South Side. He is the oldest of 8 children to a single mother and has a 3 year old son that means the world to him. The upcoming Chicago artist has gold teeth, dyed dreads, and a ton of tattoos; which a large portion he has done himself before he took on music. He started his music career, because he found himself surrounded by people that were into music and working in the Entertainment Industry. One day Guru Goldie decided to give it a try. He only has 2 years invested into music. In those 2 years he has learned so much about the music industry, accomplished a lot, and continues to grow as an artist and performer.
Guru Goldie has performed at over 30 shows all across the nation in Chicago, Dallas, and Denver. He has opened up for Famous Dex, A Boogie, PnB Rock and Future. Guru Goldie just headlined his first Chicago show in May 2017. Guru Goldie has been working closely with BenOne, JoJizzle, Vonmar, World Famous DJ Shon, SnapBackOnTheTrack, and many more. He has a lot of upcoming shows and a very highly successful mixtape “#RoadShyt” that was released in July of 2017. The mixtape is a collaboration with JoJizzle, features from BenOne, and produced by JBThePhilosophy and SnapBackOnTheTrack.
Guru Goldie is currently working on his solo EP. “Rose Goldie” which was released in May of 2018. Some of his hottest songs that he is pushing are, “Neva Had Shyt” which can be found on YouTube, iTunes,Spinrilla, and all major music stores, along with “The Man” and “Trap Boomin’.” Guru Goldie hopes to continue to grow and to make a huge impact on the Entertainment Industry.
Artist Spotlight - devMaccc | @macccdev
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13120706.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with devMaccc.
Born and raised in the birthplace of America's music, Mississippi native devMaccc is an aspiring Hip-Hop artist with a completely different sound you wouldn't expect to hear.
Inspired by artists of various genres such as Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, J. Cole, Logic, Lauryn Hill, Anthony Hamilton, and many more.
Raised by his single mother in the rural town of Florence, the southern teachings of his family that were instilled in him are somewhat expressed throughout his lyrics.
At the age of 7, he found an interest in music with the help of his father supplying him with multiple records by his childhood idol Bow Wow aka Shad Moss. Growing up , he began to appreciate the southern pioneers of hip hop which included his hometown hero David Banner, Lil Flip, T.I, and more.
Struggling with depression caused by his mother's battle with breast cancer, he began to find an outlet. Music. Performing in middle school, high school, & community talent shows, he began to get a buzz around his name. After the deaths of his grandparents and reoccurrence of his mother's cancer,
Maccc began to free his emotional self. He found himself writing less about materialistic items and more about family, ex-girlfriends, aspirations, and his spirit animal.. the wolf.
Throughout the years, he has paid close attention to the music that is displayed to the youth throughout his home state. His mission is not to drive the nicest car or have the baddest tea model, but to uplift the generation with conscious and relatable messages with substance. And he wants to do it all in Mississippi. Since releasing his debut project "Euphoria" in February of 2016, Maccc has been performing nonstop throughout Mississippi opening for various touring artists and traveling throughout the southern region performing at festivals such as A3C and Essence. With the new year approaching, Maccc is preparing for his first headlining tour and the release of Euphoria 2.
Artist Spotlight - Lyric Michelle | @iAmLyric
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400-456x456+0+0_13120693.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Lyric Michelle.
Chicago bred and Houston raised, the music of Lyric Michelle pays homage to both; fusing southern charm, a touch of poetry and a blast of ferocious lyricism to deliver a sound that is uniquely her own.
Initially getting her start in poetry, in time it would be music that would steal her heart, as she smoothly transitioned from penning prose to spitting bars. For Lyric the transition was not only smooth, it was natural. Or as she describes it, “Hip Hop is poetry. Think of Eminem, Lupe, Lauryn. Real hip hop and poetry are different sides of the same coin.”
A woman on a mission, for Lyric it’s not just about the music; it’s about opening doors for a new crop of female emcees intent on proving that when it comes to lyrical skill they can go toe to toe with any of their male peers in the game. And indeed she can, as proven after being selected as a Pop Montreal Festival Artist and repeated appearances as an official SXSW and A3C artist.
In short, “Her appeal lies in the manner in which she intertwines beauty and sheer talent, a feat that has garnered her comparisons to one of her own musical icons, Lauryn Hill.” Like they say, what’s a song without a Lyric.
Artist Spotlight - Rapper Big Pooh Pt 2 | @RapperBigPooh
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13105822.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Rapper Big Pooh.
Pooh discussed his new album "Rapper Pooh Music", the latest on Little Brother, sports and more.
Michelle Tulloch talks Anytime Tax Services Inc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13098178.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Michelle Tulloch.
Michelle Tulloch is the CEO of Anytime Tax Services Inc. We specialize in tax preparation for individuals, small business and book keeping services for small business with a maximum of 5 employees. We also offer financial planning and credit repair services to our clients. At Anytime Tax Services Inc we focus on satisfying our customers, we strive to be the face of integrity, professionalism, honesty and accuracy. Mitchell obtained her Bachelors of Science in Auditing/Forensic Accounting from Kaplan University. She is an active member of The National Association of Collegiate Scholars, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, International Association of Professional Women. We are located at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 212, McDonough Ga 30253. Phone: 470-488-9820
Artist Spotlight - Manny P | @ItsMannyP
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13084964.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Manny P.
Manny P is a rapper and singer-songwriter best known for his catchy hooks and versatile style. That versatility allows him to create music many people can relate to. From conscious rap and club/upbeat tracks to island tunes and love songs, he’s got something just about everyone can vibe to.
He has worked with major artists and production powerhouses such as Plies, T-Pain, Grammy award-winning producer Zaytoven, and Cassius Jay while remaining humble and hungry for his opportunity to rise to the top.
Artist Spotlight - Centric | @WhoIsCentric
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13084846.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Oakland, CA producer Centric.
Christopher Louray Mandujan (born August 28, 1983), better known by his stage name Centric, is a well known record producer for "FreeAtLastMusic" publishing. Centric has produced singles for a number of artists from 2003 to the present day. Centric became a prominent producer for underground hip-hop artists, collaborating with well known lyrisists such as Canibus, Wordsmith, Skillz & Kool G Rap. Since then Centric has produced for major artists earning him major production credits for various albums. He released his solo project in 2008 titled “StreetSoul The Compilation”, which contained a collection of various songs he produced from 2004 until 2008 and was hosted by Comedy Central's Patrice Oneal. His second compilation titled “The Alter Ego” is set to be released Dec 2010. www.freeatlastmusic.com
FreeAtLastMusic is a music company that provides music to all communities. It is also an independant record label. The music group consist of record producer "Centric", North Carolina mcee "Cyrano Sinatra", Portland's gospel mcee "Urban Truth", New York rapper "Jeanius", New Jersey's "Trife", West Coast mcee "C Keys", New York mcee "CuzOh" & Oakland CA's "DJ Rockstarrr". FreeAtLast artists and producers have collaborated with top notch mainstream and indie artists from around the world.
Artist Spotlight - NikeBoi | @NikeBoiSwoosh
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13084249.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with NikeBoi.
NikeBoi stands out amongst today's multi-faceted artists as a taste making hitmaker from the south side of Chicago. The young rapper has a proven track record of staying ahead of the curve, evolving his sound and style from his days on Vine.
Closely tied to names like Valee, Famous Dex, and Cole Bennett, among many other bright creatives from the Windy City, NikeBoi has proven his ability to operate across several mediums, all with an authentic personality that resonates with audiences and critics alike.
Since emerging from the wave that enveloped Chicago between 2012 and 2015, NikeBoi has forged a unique sound, which is evident in his new 2018 single "Scammers".
Artist Spotlight - Polly A | @akaPollyA
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13082877.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with singer/songwriter Polly A.
You could say Polly A possesses more than one musical personality. The Milwaukee-bred and Harlem-based songstress zig-zags between R&B, reggae, alternative, and hip-hop with equal parts grace and gusto on her debut EP, Ghetto Gold Dream [222 Records/Interscope].
“When I sing, I approach the vocals like a soul singer,” she says. “When I write, I approach the lyrics like a rapper. When I’m thinking about music, I collaborate with others who draw from a large sonic palette. I spend a lot of time with my songs, and I really live with them. These are my words and thoughts.”
Growing up to the sounds of Bob Marley and Yellowman on mom’s stereo, Polly A—aka Meleni Smith—discovered her voice in a third grade music class. She’d spend high school performing in local productions and even with the Florentine Opera Company. Moving to New York City, the budding artist enrolled in Columbia University and began seriously recording (and hustling).
Kenyatta Griggs talks Culture Vultures @hip_hop_motivator
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13072825.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with the author of highly acclaimed book "Culture Vultures" Kenyatta Griggs.
Culture Vultures is an inside look at the creative and business genius behind some of America's greatest talents and fashion lines. Through a series of candid interviews over the span of 10 years, Kenyatta Griggs ask compelling and insightful questions that will help shed light on the music mogul, the father, and the man better known as Dame Dash.
Check out Hip Hop Motivation on Yotube
Artist Spotlight - Martha Afework | @martha_afework
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13040275.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with DMV-based singer and songwriter, Martha Afework.
Martha Afework has been singing since she could form sentences. She was classically trained on piano from age 4, and has since only grown to love other sounds. After graduating from college with an english degree in 2015, Martha put her piano to use, writing original tunes and posting them on Instagram. There, her videos began to go viral, and she began to grow a following. Since, she has begun to record and co-produce original music. Laced with powerhouse vocals inspired by soulful r&b/jazz sensations like Amy winehouse, Jill Scott, and D'angelo. Combined with honest lyrical content, Martha's music is multi-faceted and transcends the boundaries of all soulful musical genres. "I just want to inspire people to be the truest and most authentic versions of themselves," she says. Her debut ep, entitled "One-Eighty," will be available on all platforms this spring 2018.
Artist Spotlight - Julz | @MuzicMind
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13038432.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Julz.
Julz is a pop and R&B singer with Federal District Records. She has opened up for celebrities such as Fat Joe and Pnb Rock.
Artist Spotlight - Naybabii | @Naybabii
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13038242.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with model/actress/femcee Naybabii.
Artist Spotlight - Conner Cherland | @ConnerCherland
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13036389.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we poltickin with Conner Cherland.
Conner Cherland is a Santa Barbara based singer-songwriter that plays a blend of styles from Americana, Indie/Folk, to Soul music. With heavy influence from Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves, Cherland developed a rare sound of live guitar looping and percussion. You’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man.
Cherland’s new album, "The Choices of John Still" is a mash-up of indie rock sound and singer-songwriter storytelling. Thematically covering the relationship between love and control, Conner Cherland uses catchy melodies, distorted vocals, and beautiful harmonies to make his thesis. Director of TV shows, Reba and Marlon, Robbie Countryman says Cherland is a “rising new talent in the music world.”
Artist Spotlight - Bizniss | @bizniss47
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13036299.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with rapper Bizniss.
Name is Jacob Burrell, I go by Bizniss. Im originally from Columbus, Ohio! I started rapping after my homie showed me a verse he wrote to the Hive instrumental by Earl Sweatshirt. I came back the next day with a verse to nikes on my feet. Ever since then Im going at it constantly. I love this shit!
Artist Spotlight - Kia Renee | @kiareneeallday
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13036244.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with singer/songwriter Kia Renee.
Kia Renee is a singer and songwriter from Fresno, California. Her eclectic style has been influenced by a wide range of artists such as Brandy, Gnarls Barkley, Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, and Fefe Dobson.
She got her start as a songwriter in 2014 with ‘Avalanche’ by Brielle. The pop single maintained the #5 position on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart for 6 consecutive weeks.
Kia Renee is stepping on the scene as an artist writing her own songs. She has released 2 singles entitled 'That Could Be Us' and 'Cherry Blossoms' from her anticipated EP 'Pearlfection.' Kia Renee is the first artist signed to Pearl Glow, an independent label.
Artist Spotlight - Megan Thee Stallion | @theestallion
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13034434.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Megan is a dynamic beauty from the Great State of Texas. Her profound confidence gives her a unique edge and she delivers it , while being soft & sexy at the same time. If you have come to expect Houston to deliver quality artists to the mainstream, Stallion won't disappoint.
Artist Spotlight - Annyett Royale | @annyettroyale
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13022235.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with singer Annyett Royale.
Heavily influenced by R&B, Gospel, Reggae, Hip Hop, Alternative music and vocal power houses like; Patti La belle, Aretha Franklin, Tina Marie, Anita Baker, Lauryn Hill, Masha Ambrosias, Keke Wyatt, Faith Evans, Adele, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan. Annyett wants to bring back what she feels went missing in the industry and should have never left; That REAL heartfelt music that her children and grandchildren could appreciate now and for years to come, that real music, always relevant and never out dated.
Artist Spotlight - Sharaya J | @Sharaya_J
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13008258.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with rapper and choreographer Sharaya J.
A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sharaya J has always been an artist at heart. She was exposed early by her father who was a member of 90's Hip Hop group Double XX Posse. Sharaya has always been a natural performer. With a very successful career in the dance industry working with the likes of Diddy, Rihanna, Ciara and Alicia Keys as well as great choreographers like Laurianne Gibson, Fatima Robinson and Jamaica Craft, Sharaya is no stranger to the spotlight.
In 2013, after a chance encounter, she landed a deal with The Goldmind Inc. This allowed Sharaya the opportunity to study and work under the legendary Missy Elliott as her protégé. Within the same year, Sharaya J released her debut single "BANJI". This record not only displayed an underground Jersey Club rhythmic sound, but it also created an international movement. Never slowing down, Sharaya released two more singles, "Takin' It No More" and "Shut It Down" which set the dance world ablaze.
Sharaya J is simply a woman of many talents. In early 2014, Sharaya J joined forces with Alexander Wang starring in his T by Alexander Wang campaign and becoming a brand ambassador for his line. With multiple features throughout the year including Dazed Digital, Interview magazine and NY Mag/The Cut, Sharaya blazed a trail “to get the people dancin’ again!!!” She even caught the eye of Wilhelmina Models and was signed to their celebrity board by the years end. The oh-so talented Sharaya J even started her own company, BANJI Entertainment. Under that umbrella she released her next single “BIG”; which reintroduced her fans to a more evolved lyricist and an established brand. In the first half of 2017, Sharaya J dropped her explosive collective entitled “Dope Product – Vol. 1”; showcasing fierce freestyles over tracks from both the past and present. Followed by the release of the single “New Wave” in October. Currently this entertainer, filmmaker, actress and choreographer is working harder than ever as one of the original contestants on Fox Network's hit show The Four. There’s no telling where her talents will take her.
Artist Spotlight - Shardé Sangz | @shardesangz
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13003533.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Shardé.
As a young girl growing up in West LA, Shardé was exposed to many rich cultures, traditions, people and forms of musical expression. As someone who always naturally gravitated toward the power of music, Shardé regularly shared her vocal talents at church services and events. From Church, she was able to take her love of singing into new realms. She began composing her own music and even began rapping. She wrote her first song at the age of 13 called “Haters” which caught the attention of a producer. He helped her write her second song called “Dance Floor” at 15 years old, which won her 1st place in a school talent show. From there, Sharde gained a new sense of confidence. The essence of who she is, and the strength of her persona comes through her music and her performances.
Shardé is the first ever winner American Airline & Essence Magazine’s “I am New and Next” competition in July 2018 at the annual Essence Festival. Before her Essence Fest win, she’s been a runner up on NBC’s “The Winner Is”, won TruTV “Killer Karaoke” and was season 3’s winner of NBC’s “The Voice” On Snapchat, in which she beat out over 20,000 people. Her largest crowd was at the Stubhub center in Carson, CA where she sang the national anthem for the National CrossFit Games. Over 10 thousand people were in attendance. Aside from performances, she has worked on her own original music where she was able to dive into who she truly was. Doing competitions was great but she wanted more. She wanted to be able to express what was in her heart. Her influences gave her a template on not only how to write and compose music, they inspired her to be herself.
In her rich and powerful vocal artistry, Shardé pulls from artists like Whitney Houston for her power and resonance, Jill Scott for her soulful vibe and MIssy Elliott for her funky eclectic style. Her grit and heart came from years of perseverance. Looking to her influencers and staying true to self kept her focused and inspired. These influences have shaped her philosophy on being an artist. She believes that time is your greatest asset. Use it wisely and you can take over the world!
Linda West Talks The Frequency
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_13000859.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with USA Today Best Selling Author Linda West.
After breaking a code in the Mayan Calendar and winning a scholarship into the rainforest with top scientists from around the world (including Terrence Mckenna) to do research, Linda channeled her first breakthrough book on the science of frequencies and the law of attraction - THE FREQUENCY. Linda is a clairaudient and a direct channel for the angel White Eagle. She has her degrees in MA, MSD, CCDS and equine therapy. She is a top expert on manifesting with vibrations and has over four million views on her self-help videos on Youtube. She counsel people all around the globe via skype on how to use their sixth sense to create the life and love they dream of. Dating and relationship coaching is a sacred work as she believes nothing matters in the end but LOVE.
The Frequency was written to help you tap into the amazing manifestation powers that you possess, and how to harness and use them to get exactly what you want.This book is dedicated to the mastery of all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is your imagination and passion. Everything that has ever existed and will ever exist sits waiting for you simply to love it enough to make it materialize. So often people fail at the art of manifesting because they do not FEEL true passion for what they want. They think they want it, but if they did their would be a love and spark that ignited the frequency to pull it in.
Artist Spotlight - Sean Elliot | @seanelliot
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12989499.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Sean Elliot.
Sean Elliot (Baton Rouge,LA) is one of last of a dying breed when it comes to that authentic Down South playalistic music. Fans of UGK, Big Mike, Eightball & MJG, Scarface, and other classic Southern artists will thoroughly enjoy Sean's Music .
Artist Spotlight - Reej Bawstun | @ReejBawstun
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12989431.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Reej Bawstun.
Tarig "Reej Bawstun" Augustin was born on September 15, 1993 in Boston, MA. After losing his mother to medical malpractice in 2000, he began living with his Great - Grandmother who resided in Douglasville, Ga. Consequently, he met childhood friends, XL & Osheà. Reej started making music occasionally for fun in 2008, but it wasn't until he lost his brother to suicide in January of 2014 that Bawstun started taking his music career seriously. Bawstun passionately utilizes his music is to eliminate suicidal thoughts; every song he releases exudes positive vibes and promotes happiness. He has recently been working heavily with producer XL, who produced Future's " Inside The Mattress " and Migos' " T-Shirt " XL executive produced Bawstun's debut EP " Something Amazing ", which is home to amazing singles, "Planes", "Saucy" & " Good Mornin' Stay tuned for Bawstun's inevitably phenomenal career!
Artist Spotlight - Breeze Mantana | @BreezeMantana
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12985055.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Breeze Mantana.
Breeze Mantana Was born in Yonkers,NY and raised in Mt. Vernon After His Mother met the father of his younger brother . At age 9 as a quiet Kid, he started writing raps aside from his main niche which was art, being inspired by two but very important things that made music catch his interest . One being a trip to legendary producer, Pete Rock's house, a Mt. Vernon native . The secondary being four christmas gifts, Big Pun's "Capital Punishment, Fat Joe's "Don Cartegena", Camron's "Confessions of Fire", and DJ Clue's "The Professional part 1". He then started to read the dictionary to build his vocabulary, never once revealing himself, till he knew he could outrhyme anyone. in 2005 he met up with Sha from Enta Da Dorm, spitting a 16 over the phone, which later became "Check Please" on the "914" mixtape ".With 914 the mixtape dropping in the summer of 06', and spreading around the tri-state, he than dropped "If I Was Signed To Star Trak" in February 07. The mixtape did well, garnering a buzz through a lot of street promotion , he than prepped for the release for his mix- album, "You Only Live 2Wice" which debut in December 2010. The project was an in depth look into the deceptive and tempting allures of the street, on all levels, personal to general. Now Coming Off An 18 month bid from September 2011 He's now Gearing Up For The Release Of His Forthcoming Album " American Greed: The Sweetest Revenge"
Artist Spotlight - Veronika River | @veronikariver
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12977828.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Veronika River.
Veronika River is influenced by the music and vocal styles of Sia, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Tove Lo. Ms. River combines pop, electropop, dance, EDM, along with a touch of blues/R&B to create a hybrid of musical genres. She is originally from Birmingham, AL, and studied music at Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School. Veronika currently calls Los Angeles her home.
Artist Spotlight - Boneface | @Bonefaceink
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12966237.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode, we politick with Boneface.
Words best-fitted in describing the personal and lyrical journey of Anwon The Boneface Johnson. Born November 7, 1982, The Boneface grew up in Pensacolas infamous Escambia Arms Projects (aka 3/2 or EA) with the rest of his mothers ten children. His tough-as-nails upbringing and his baptism by fire at an early age helped him build inner character that would help him overcome many hurdles later on. We were packed in the house like sardines. We had an oven for a heater. My moms and pops ran the streets, he recalls. We basically raised ourselves. It felt like it just made us stronger. His never-give-up mentality allowed him to become the first of his siblings to actually graduate high school within four years. Never trying to shake his harsh past, but always trying to build a bigger and better future for himself, he used his schoolhouse intellect to cultivate his lyrical hobby. Initially going by the name Venile, he embarked on a journey with no idea of where it would take him.He was awarded a basketball scholarship to a small community college in Selma, Alabama and did his best to focus on his athleticism as his road to success. But due to financial reasons, he had to go back home to Pensacola. He began hustling And not just drugs and paraphernalia, he realized he had several talents and used every single one of them to make ends meet. He was the tattoo man, the let me get a fade man, and the come get on this track widely known brother in the streets. Then one day, unsuspectingly, he got a call from Roy Jones Jr. Roy called and asked me if I wanted to go to the Source Awards. I said, Hell yeah! I felt like it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Roy called a meeting introduced me to everybody and asked if I wanted to be part of the family, as The Boneface thinks back on it.What shouldve been the greatest time of his life quickly turned into his worst when federal agents arrested The Boneface for drug trafficking not too long after he signed his contract.
Luckily, the judge saw his potential and only gave him three years probation, which the father of two admits taught him a valuable lesson. He began to really focus. With BodyHead putting most of their concentration on their headlining artists, The Boneface noticed he had lot of freedom with the label. He began working on his first official mixtape 100% Grind.With the buzz his music was getting and with BodyHead no longer putting energy into the label, The Boneface started his own indie label to push himself and a few talented others. He named his label Free Agent Musik. Several mixtapes and albums later, The Boneface has a robust following of fans. Although most of his fans are residents of the Panhandle area, rest assured his music is enjoyed by those from all over the U.S. His tattoo parlor which services young military recruits has been a successful vehicle in getting his music out to be heard by the masses.Fans appreciate the lyrical ability coupled with his ability to relate. The ups and down in his life translate to stylistic variety in his lyrical genius. Hes responsible for songs like Outside, aggressive street anthems that get the club rowdy. Songs like Slow it Down, doggish sex songs that get even the most innocent of ladies to move their hips. Club dance, hard circumstance, and even romance His latest hit High Heel Shoes ft. AJ gets passionate about his love for music. Always real and genuine in the lyrics spoke, theres something in his repertoire for everyone. The Boneface is a harmonious coexistence of good and evil. He uses his demeanor to relate, teach, and just plain show the people a good time.
Artist Spotlight - Sir Daniel | @SirDanielsd
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12964340.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode, we politick with Sir Daniel.
Residing in Sunny San Diego, Sir Daniel is inspired by the westcoast lifestyle of beaches, microbreweries and the chill vibes. Influenced by some of the greatest musicians in town, Sir Daniel produces all his beats in his home studio which he calls “DEL SOL RECORDS.” Find his music and merch on SIRDANIELSD.Bigcartel.com.
Artist Spotlight - Nate B | @listen2nateb
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12955013.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Nate B.
This Indianapolis emcee is a craftsman with an unpredictable delivery. Nate B is a syllable-juggling lyricist mixing clever wordplay with a passionate, thought provoking approach. From the piercing stabs of "Conspiracy" to the fun of the energetic "Gimmee", Mr. Burner shows versatility with multiple flows throughout his newest release Thee Hobby.
Enjoy, Stream & Download Thee Hobby by Nate B on your favorite digital streaming site. The Green Album & What's Good?!? the Mixtape available on https://listen2nateb.bandcamp.com/
Artist Spotlight - Singapore Kane | @SingaporeKane
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12951284.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode, we politick with Singapore Kane.
A rapid rising rap star hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Singa is of Jamaican decent his father is a Legendary Boston reggae artist,so Singapore was introduced to Music at a early age . Kane started his journey in the fourth grade,when he discovered his ability to write poetry and progressed from the there.Kane holds his own when it comes to the Rap game.Whether spitting on topics regarding the streets or world politics, his rhymes leave you with plenty to envision and contemplate . Singa explains it best, "You don't hear my lyrics, you see em." A list of his musical influences consist of artist like,NAS,KRS-1, N.W.A. and BIG DADDY KANE ,RHAKIM and few others."A protégé of Boston legend and Gang Starr affiliate Big Shug, Mattapans.
Singapore Kane might have the smoothest flow in hip-hop. No bullshit. With production from beat kings including DJ Premier and a cross-section of the Boston scene (Singapore plays both sides of the pavement street and underground), his debut full-length should prove that.All too often rap monikers seem entirely arbitrary to the actual content of the music that follows. Ruthlessly bucking this trend of empty promises is Singapore Kane, whose aggressively crisp delivery swats the versatile array of beats featured on his fifth solo project, Wrath of Kane.
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Artist Spotlight - Derrick Salter | @derrick_salter
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12933307.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Mississippi soul singer Derrick Salter.
Derrick Salter A.K.A. “The Son of Jody” is the Founder/Creator of the 2018 Southern Soul Takeover Platform. The 2018 Southern Soul Take Over platform was created by Derrick Salter & Co-Founder Mose Stovall to give exposure to Southern Soul artists with little to no exposure. Since the creation of the 2018 Southern Soul Take Over Platform, MANY Southern Soul Artists music are being heard & recognized globally!
Derrick Salter’s ( “The Son of Jody”) Southern Soul Roots started as an early child raised in Columbus, Mississippi by way of Birmingham, Al. Some of Derrick Salter’s influence in music are Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Sease, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, Muddy Water, Howlin Wolfe, Jeffrey Osborne, Jackie Wilson, & Chitlin’ Circuit (Down in the Delta) just to name a few!
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The Prof G Episode
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12922464.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Prof G.
Prof. G" is a French American teacher and author. Prof. G has a deep passion for positive change through creativity. His mission is to empower creative individuals to achieve their dreams and make a difference in the world. Born in West Africa (Sénégal), Prof. G was raised in Paris, France. After two decades working as a creative consultant (both in Europe and in the U.S.), he became an associate professor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author of the creativity concept books: You Are a Circle, You Are a Message, and You Are a Dream. You can find Prof. G on Instagram @Profg.co and on his website www.profg.co
Artist Spotlight - Horus Gump | @HorusGump
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12920445.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Horus Gump.
llustrating the intricacies of life, Horus Gump is a rap artist who evokes emotion & provokes thought through lyrical rhythms. Native to the historical township of Blackbelt, Alabama, life within the landscape of this poverty-stricken community introduced Horus to spirituality and the perils of life at a young age. A globetrotting military veteran, perspective and a militant mindset are some of his greatest assets. The original artistry of Horus Gump can be summed up as ratcheous (inspirational, vibe amplifying and intertwined with an unfiltered approach). Visionary of the Atlanta based, Audible Hustle Entertainment imprint, Horus is one of the city’s most promising creatives thanks to seamless word-play and undeniable mic presence.
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Artist Spotlight - Cam Gnarly | @CamGnarly
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12913460.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Cam Gnarly.
Hailing from San Bernardino, California; Cam Gnarly is an indie hip-hop artist & forefront vessel of the POSI movement. Fueled by the momentum of a multitude of shows and growing number of listeners throughout Southern California & Beyond, this widely skilled stage performer & lyrically impactful artist is gearing up for his next musical offering in the Summer of 2018 to continue cultivating his sound while creating a more Positive World one song at a time
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Artist Spotlight - Noa James | @NoaJames
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12907829.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Inland Empire, CA emcee Noa James.
Rapping since the age of 13, Noa James began his musical journey as a successful battle rapper who quickly became known for his brutal punch lines and sharp tongue. After 5 years in the battle circuit, Noa realized that he wanted success as an artist and although he was young he knew he had a big story to tell.
Over the years James’ autobiographical rhymes have made him a pioneer in the art of storytelling and although his powerful stage presence and large stature has made him a force to be reckoned with, it is the size of his heart, that has remained most imminent. Not only making a name for himself as an artist, Noa is also widely known as a leading force in Southern California’s Inland Empire underground hip hop movement.
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Artist Spotlight - Ace Clark | @AceClarkMusic
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12901326.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with NY emcee Ace Clark.
Whether or not its his distinct view on life or his potent voice in music Ace Clark is bound to have you walking away feeling uplifted, focused and appreciative. The Brooklyn native credits his problematic youth and his grandmothers guidance as the keys to why we have a artist who moves to the beat of his own drum.
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Artist Spotlight - Alfred Banks | @UnderDogCentral
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12899591.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode, we politick with New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks.
With a fresh pair of sneakers on and a scarf tied around his mic, Alfred Banks adds a touch of individualism to Hiphop.Alfred has been on a roll being featured on Complex.com's List of "Top 10 Upcoming Rappers from New Orleans" List to winning RevoltTv's "LocalLoveTour" Competition to a 15 city tour with XXL Freshman Mickey Factz. Alfred Banks' Future is as bright as he is.
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Artist Spotlight - D. Ardee | @d_ardeemusic
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12880473.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with hip hop artist D. Ardee.
Danny Ramalho (born 1993) known professionally as D. Ardee is an American hip-hop recording artist, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As the son of a musician, D. Ardee began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood. As an instrumentalist, he handles the majority of the production in his own projects. He recently released his debut album Fast Travels Alone on March 1, 2017 with guest productions by VZ Beatz, CashMoneyAP, and Lasik Beats.
Danny Ramalho was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut by a family of musicians. Both his parents hail from the Cape Verde Islands. His father was a guitarist influencing Ramalho’s interest in music by allowing him to take piano lessons at the age of 6. Through his early years, Ramalho spent much of his time playing Cape Verdean music; however, his main interests involved hip-hop. He began rapping and making beats as a hobby at the age of 9. It wasn’t until the age of 15 when his father purchased a Yamaha MO6 keyboard that he began to take a career in hip-hop seriously. This was when he met frequent collaborator and co-producer VZ Beatz also known as DJ Invizible, who was close friend to DJ JohnGee, owner of Gee Studio (Ansonia, CT). During this time, he saw a career as a producer his main focus, but began writing to his own beats when he could not find anyone else to do so.
With Fast Travels Alone, D. Ardee provides his audience with an eclectic style, exploring the depths and many subgenres of Hip-Hop and Rap. Through his music, he experiments with numerous cadences and melodic flows with sounds originating from across the country and even overseas. As a writer, D. Ardee uses complex rhyme schemes and many literary techniques to not only give people something to dance to but to bring light to the circumstances that society forces us to experience. Growing up with Cape Verdean parents, this artist was exposed to countless styles of music from across the globe at a very young age, and utilizes this with the combination of Urban music to unify all groups of people throughout the world.
Artist Spotlight - Aaron Alexander | @Ignant_a
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12845001.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Kansas City hip hop artist Aaron Alexander.
Aaron Alexander is an uprising lyricist that has been gaining attention through his mature blend of distinct influences. He builds his bars layer by layer, painting the new sound of Hip Hop
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Artist Spotlight - Ferraj | Ferraj301
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12835182.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin. We politick with Ferraj.
Ferraj is an up and coming emcee from Gaithersburg, Maryland. His witty lyrics and signature flow will be enough to have you wanting more from him. Ferraj discusses how he overcame being homeless, staying motivated despite being homeless, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Yogii | @y6gii
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12813021.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Atlanta rapper Yogii. The Edgewood Atlanta native discusses beginnings of his career, plans for the future, and his upcoming album "Picasso".
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Artist Spotlight - Lena Jackson | @ljackpower
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12787871.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Lena Jackson.
Lena Jackson is an underground hip-hop artist and poet hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. Primarily born and raised in poverty stricken areas, Lena grew up with music as her focal point of comfort, with writing as her therapy. Jackson started penning poetry as a child, but later became intrigued by cypher sessions she would see in school cafeterias in her early teens. She eventually learned to interchange poetry stanzas for rap bars, and found pleasure in both spoken word and cypher rapping. Her influences include Nas, MC Lyte, Outkast, Missy Elliot, and Bone Thugs & Harmony.
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Artist Spotlight - Tiffani LeBlanc | @TiffaniLeBlanc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12773621.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with recording artist Tiffani LeBlanc.
Tiffani Leblanc is the definition of good vibes, integrity, innovation, style and pure talent. Her wicked sound and voice expresses an atmosphere that captivates a diverse audience that gives positive feedback. At the age of 3, she walked around in her mother’s heels singing every genre in the book from pop to classic rock. Her grandmother stated that young Tiffani Leblanc would storm into every room and scream “ the fun has arrived! “ , and created her own tunes. In the early 2000’s, Tiffani voice was being heard in many types of events such as musical theater competitions, opera shows that enabled her to win “Critic’s Choice” in florida state thespians festival in 2010.
In 2016 Tiffani connected and recorded her first single “Kinda High” with murk da mic productions which led her to be discovered and signed to Jerry Wonda/Wonda Music Inc. The follow up to “Kinda High” Tiffani Leblanc released “Let’s Party” customized radio instrumental produced by: (Murk da Mic & Jerry Wonda) in a unique way to bring entertainment to her fans. “I party everyday just like it’s the weekend” she sings. “Let’s Party.” directed by Joan Pabon for creative minds firm it’s all vibes.
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Artist Spotlight - Chuuwee | @Chuuw33
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12773278.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Sacramento, CA hip hop artist Chuuwee.
Dionte Chuuwee Hunter, Born in San Antonio,Texas, Chuuwee has been rapping for eight years. Influenced by his mother and many great mc’s like Jay-Z, Outkast, UGK, and more Chuuwee blends the borders of underground, back pack hip hop and mainstream rap. During the first years of his career people tried discouraging him by saying music wasn’t for him. Negativity hasn’t slowed him a bit, doing shows opening for Mistah Fab, Rakim and Rymefest in Los Angeles, California if only fueling his fire.
Chuuwee is becoming a well-known talent throughout Northern California. Between his love of writing, recording and releasing music, Chuuwee also enjoys to sharing his thoughts and seeing how people react to his ideas. He also likes performing and was told, If your live performance isn’t any good then your music wont matter at all.
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Artist Spotlight - DMoney Martinez | @dmoneymartinez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12749012.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Boston hip hop artist DMoney Martinez.
They say “The apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree” and with a background of family musicians, it didn’t take long for Martinez to realize he had a passion for music. He grew up watching his dad play bass and sing for a band he and his brother formed in the early 90’s. Martinez always wanted to attend band rehearsals because he understood he was to young to attend events. His dad noticed his ambition and the love he had for piano, and bought him his first keyboard at the age of 6. Since then DMoney Martinez has not stopped perfecting his craft.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts; Derrick Martinez, better known as DMoney Martinez, is the embodiment of the East Coast. His East Coast swag is noticeable yet clear in interpretation. Martinez’ is a young Hip Hop artist with a grind and the drive like no other entertainer. Being so young, his professionalism and his consistency of working in the studio have not only influenced the young but also artist already in the music industry. He says, "Perfekt & Chance and SupastarLT has taught me so much about being on top of my game that I refuse to fail".
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Artist Spotlight - 1019 the Numberman | @numberman1019
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12748945.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with San Diego hip hop artist 1019 the Numberman.
In a world where everyone has to make things happen for themselves, 10-19 is out with "Solus Superstes," Latin for sole survivor. This 10-track EP was written as a follow-up to his 2015 release "The Natalie Rose EP," taking the veteran rapper to darker, more isolated places, with production from The AK that provides lush, surprising soundscapes for 10-19's stories to unravel into.
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Self Help Spotlight - James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru Vol 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12734195.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™.
James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™, is the bestselling author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power--a book that set a new standard for concise, no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point self-help books. He condenses and simplifies abstract metaphysical concepts and powerful success principles, making this life-changing information accessible to everyone. James has thus far written nine books. You can see James in the groundbreaking docudrama, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. For more info and to receive a free gift, visit jamesgoijr.com
Artist Spotlight - J. Cobb | @thisisjcobb
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12722215.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Detroit native-turned New Yorker J. Cobb.
J. Cobb is emerging as one of today’s most powerful and talented unsigned independent artists. His skill of writing ear-catching anthems and telling stories of overcoming obstacles has garnered the interest of notable industry individuals.
Recording artist J. Cobb began writing therapeutically as a young boy to vent his feelings and frustrations in the face of life-altering events, and little did he know it would open his eyes to his undiscovered talent for writing passionately and honestly. As he began writing music, he drew from his own classical piano training and his hometown of Detroit’s musical influences in both Motown and Hip Hop to develop his unique sound that has undertones of determinism, energy, and optimism.
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Artist Spotlight - Scotty ATL | @ScottyATL
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12710724.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Atlanta hip hop artist Scotty ATL.
Scotty is an rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, record producer, & CEO of Cool Club. Scotty ATL talks music, entrepreneurship, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - CD-Rám | @rameeyac
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12704393.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Brooklyn bred emcee and songwriter CD-Rám.
CD-Rám talks about his Egyptian/Lebanese background, fashion, new music, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Seb Torgus | @sebtorgus
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12700179.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with singer and songwriter Seb Torgus.
Seb Torgus is an artist working within the sphere of rap and pop music. A former model/actor born and raised in Chicago, his forthcoming debut project, Idol Boy, is the introduction to his unorthodox and genre-bending sound.
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Artist Spotlight - Julian Morgan | @julian_morgan
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12695671.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPoliticikin, we politick with singer, songwriter, musician, producer and performer, Julian Morgan.
Julians discusses his musical background, current projects, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Toniii Moreaux Pt 2 | @ToniiiMoreaux
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12691757.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPoltickin, we are rejoined by Massachusetts emcee Toniii Moreaux.
Toniii talks about his name change, why he says no to drugs, new music, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Tamara Bubble | @TamaraBubble
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12676890.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Brooklyn rapper Tamara Bubble.
Picture the ultimate blend of Pop, R&B, Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop. Music that defies genre. Delivered with raw vocals and heartfelt emotion, Tamara Bubble creates timeless hits that will be around for years to come. Tamara has appeared in the Boston Globe and on NBC TV and is also the creator / host of her interactive TV show “U gon Get Got” and video podcast “Bubble On Deck”.
She’s also opened for some major acts including Lil Mo, Joell Ortiz, Cassidy, Snootie Wild, Yo Gotti, Young Thug and more as well as performed at the A3C hip hop festival, iMusic Festival, Southport Spring Festival and Apollo Theatre . Her music has charted on the independent radio charts and the top 200 and she’s back with a brand new single “Laundry” that’s sure to garner some mainstream buzz for her new project “Your Favorite Rapper is a Girl” out now and available everywhere. Tune in and turn up … #BubbleOnDeck!
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Artist Spotlight - RJ Payne | @iamrjpayne
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12668454.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Brooklyn emcee RJ Payne.
Payne discusses signing to Def Squad, his “Murder In Less Than 60 Seconds“ mixtape, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Jahna Sebastian Pt 3 | @JahnaSebastian
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12656618.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with London based singer, songwriter, producer and engineer Jahna Sebastian.
Jahna Sebastian discuss the releases of her much anticipated new album 'The Alchemist'. The album features her critically acclaimed singles 'Aftermath,' 'Fearless' and her recently released 'When Love Shows Light'. All three singles were written, recorded, produced, arranged and mixed by Ms. Sebastian at her studio Multivizion Music. The project was a one woman project, everything created was done by Ms. Sebastian. The album features beats that you can dance to in the club and at festivals while listening to a powerful message at the same time.
Ms. Sebastian's goal has always been to motivate, inspire and encourage people around the world to not limit themselves. Ms. Sebastian does everything herself in her humble studio. She doesn't have a machine behind her but you would never know that. She is a boss and her well produced album showcases that. She has been described as the female Prince. She plays every part of the music instrumental on the keyboards and engineered all of the sounds.
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Artist Spotlight - Banish Habitual | @BanishHabitual
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12648299.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with San Diego, CA rapper/producer Banish Habitual.
More than five years after his solo full length debut album Dredgar Cayce, Banish has switched his focus back to the essence of what the music means to him. Back to doing it for pure enjoyment over anything, he's released dozens of singles over the last few years including songs with artists such as Conway, Big Twins, Agallah, TriState and Snowgoons. While also consistently working with long time affiliate Supreme Cerebral and newer artist Nowaah the Flood he's been sticking with his go to producers EyeDee, Clypto, Kurse and recent connections with Karnate and J.F.
Banish intends to continue to release whatever inspires him to produce new material while attempting to solidify a dedicated fan base of supporters.
With collaborations on the board including songs with Planet Asia, Ren Thomas and Griselda producer Daringer, there's no question Banish has a few gems in the stash for 2018.
Artist Spotlight - Von Pea | @VonPea
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12617621.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Von Pea.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea began emceeing as a child. Initially attracted to Hip Hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and so many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and The Notorious B.I.G. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude), and And Justus for All (“Word From Our Sponsor”). These collaborations also lead to recording 3 songs with Drake in 2007.
In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s Custom Fitted, 2010’s Pea’s Gotta Have It and his remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay-Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan.
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Artist Spotlight - K-Hill | @Achilles_Hill
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12617557.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with K-Hill.
K-Hill was born in Wilson, North Carolina, and lived there until the age of sixteen. At the age of sixteen, Hill moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, and began working on Da Banquet Volume 1. This project was released in 2000 and featured artist such as L.E.G.A.C.Y. and Keisha Shontelle. In 2004, K-Hill signed with Neblina Records. He released a project titled Da Instegator in 2004. Hill's first EP, Memoirs of a Premature Legend, was released in 2006. Moreover, Hill has collaborated with Nature, Big Daddy Kane, and Shabaam Sahdeeq.
Self Help Spotlight - James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12593668.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™.
James Goi Jr., aka The Attract Money Guru™, is the bestselling author of How to Attract Money Using Mind Power--a book that set a new standard for concise, no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point self-help books. He condenses and simplifies abstract metaphysical concepts and powerful success principles, making this life-changing information accessible to everyone. James has thus far written nine books. You can see James in the groundbreaking docudrama, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. For more info and to receive a free gift, visit jamesgoijr.com
Artist Spotlight - staHHr | @stahhr
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12593390.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with staHHr.
The ability to evolve and adapt in the ever changing realm of music is necessary for an artist’s survival. Having maintained a presence for close to two decades, staHHr continues to shine her light. Just like the 2 H’s in her name connote, she is hip hop culture personified. MC/lyricist, activist, health enthusiast, staHHr weaves spells laced with social commentary, metaphysical jewels and clever wordplay. She’s held her own on tracks and stages with the likes of DOOM, El da Sensei (Artifacts), John Robinson, Planet Asia, Homeboy Sandman, AG (DITC), dead prez, Ab Soul, Brother J (X-Clan), Smif N Wessun/Boot Camp Clik and J-Live. staHHr has also lectured on a collegiate level on women in hip hop and has used her platform to bring awareness to several social issues and causes.
Artist Spotlight - No1MC | @iamno1mc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12593216.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with No1MC.
No1MC is a Hip Hop Artist, Producer and Recording Engineer from Oceanside, CA. Co-Founder of Mad Capital Records and one half of the rap duo No1Special (No1MC and DJ Special Cutz).
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Artist Spotlight - PJ Gifted | @PjGifted
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12579601.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Louisville, Kentucky emcee PJ Gifted.
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Artist Spotlight - ForevAQuez | @ForevA_Quez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12567538.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with up & coming Georgia rapper ForevAQuez.
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Artist Spotlight - Antwan Shepherd
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12564869.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with singer, songwriter Antwan Shepherd.
Antwan Shepherd is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. His original music influence came from a traditional gospel sound. Antwan began singing at the age of 2. There was always a song on his mind. At the age 13 he began to compose music. In 2001, Mr. Shepherd enlisted in the United States Army. This is when he was exposed to many different approaches and styles of music. In 2014 Antwan graduated from Norfolk State University with a degree in Music. From this time Antwan Shepherd wants to share his gift with the world in as many ways as possible.
During a live show you should expect to be exposed to a sound that has never been heard before. Infusing natural vocal agility with and electronic synthesized voice box that creates harmonies that will allow you to hear what he hears and be welcomed into the musical world of Antwan Shepherd. He will be featured on Mo B. Dick's upcoming project due for release early 2018.
Artist Spotlight - Vic G | @vdgmusicgroup
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12549215.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Vic G.
Vic G the heartbeat of the soul group "III Frum Tha Soul"embarks on a solo career creating a style of his own derived from the middle of U.S in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was influenced at an early age by gospel greats and R&B giants in the Cincinnati region and decided early what direction in music he wanted to go, listening to groups like The great Ojays, Teddy Pendergrass, Levert, Jodeci, Dru-Hill and other artists like Stevie wonder, Donny Hathaway just to name a few.
Vic G G embodies the soul of the past with the sharp and witty cadence of the new school and add a spice of reggae for a unique "V" blend of love and consciousness with a shot of humor. He has recorded with greats like Gerald Levert, Angie stone and Keith Sweat. Vic G along with his group has won six times at the Apollo in Harlem, NY. He is a Cincinnati R&B legend in the making. Stay tuned and witness the Midwest sound of the future.
Artist Spotlight - Napoleon Da Legend | @TeamNDL
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12535710.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Napoleon Da Legend.
Napoleon Da Legend is a Paris-born, East African and Washington DC-raised, Brooklyn-based lyricist who evokes the bleak reality of the world today without losing hope for a better tomorrow. N.D.L.’s innovative short-film “Wise Men” featuring the late great Sean Price quickly became a cult hit among Hip-Hop heads with its overt challenge of the music industry establishment. His signature wordplay and voice rose from relative obscurity after the groundbreaking “Oxygen” record featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon.
He has since been touring Europe and the United States having been tapped to perform at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in June 2015 and France’s HipOpsession Festival alongside legendary French DJ Poska in February 2016. He was a featured artist twice on the Huffington Post Black Voices BARS in March 2016 and August 2016. In June 2016 he released the “Steal This Mixtape” project with no features where he self-admittedly “stole” beats from some of his favorite producers (J Dilla, Madlib, RZA, Onra… etc), followed by "Steal This Mixtape Too" just 3 months later featuring the motivational "Black Privilege" single. These projects have garnered buzz around the Hip-Hop world showcasing his growth with heart-felt, emotionally driven rhymes over carefully selected soundscapes. N.D.L has also started the official "Steal This Mixtape Tour" selling out venues in 14 cities in France and Belgium including the Finale of the 2017 Hip Opsession Festival in Nantes. He would be back in Europe a few months later for 8 more shows dubbed the "Back For More" tour.
DJ Spotlight - DJ Brad | @djbradatl
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12525765.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with DJ Brad.
WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD started playing & making music professionally back in 1995 and quickly earned a name for himself in the DIRTY SOUTH HIP HOP scene. Interested in music at a young age and influenced by genres including bass, techno, and hip hop, WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD developed his unique style by experimenting with an acoustic landscape of scratching and innovative mixing methods.
WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD has worked with major artists such as GOODIE MOB, B.O.B, SHAWTY LO (R.I.P), PASTOR TROY, and R. KELLY. and is considered to some as a LIVIN LEGEND. He is also one of the Original founders of the legendary LEGION OF DOOM DJS who are responsible for laying the foundation and creating the blueprint for the DJ coalitions that exist today. WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD is currently working with Atlanta underground artist such as TITANIUM, TRUU SCOTCHY, TRA DA HUSTLEKING & MO B. DICK of BEATS BY THE POUND.
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Artist Spotlight - M-Dot |@MDotBoston
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12518319.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with M-Dot (of EMS).
M-Dot the Boston bred, blue collar emcee, is the Winner of the 2 most prestigious Massachusetts awards (previously won by Guru, Edo G, Mr. Lif). Has toured the world (Europe 6 times) sharing the stage with Wu-Tang, Boot Camp Clik, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Slaughterhouse, Ryan Leslie, N.O.R.E and many more. Has records alongside A.O.T.P, Gangstarr Foundation, M.O.P, Red Cafe & more. His Debut album "Ego and the Enemy" Out Now on Own Lane Music!! (Dropped Jan.27, 2017)
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Artist Spotlight - Gabrielle Solange | @GabsWholeStory
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12514008.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Ohio singer, songwriter Gabrielle Solange.
Gabrielle Solange is an American singer/songwriter/producer with an eclectic, experimental sound that explores everything from jazz to electronic music. Writing songs and poetry since the age of 7, she recorded her earliest creations on an old fashioned cassette tape. Imagining audiences, she always felt destined for the stage. She credits her diverse musical style to her mixed heritage, musically talented family, and love of cultures. She was introduced to music production by two Columbus inner city youth arts programs: Capacity (now Transit Arts) and S.T.A.R.S (Striving To Achieve Real Success), where she continued to nurture her love for the arts and began performing publicly in her band, Fatty Koo.
When she was 15, the band was discovered and signed to Sony Records. Fatty Koo immediately won the hearts of audiences as BET followed their journey to stardom in a hit reality tv show: Blowin’ Up Fatty Koo. Their first single, Bounce, ranked #64 on the Billboard 200 and became the theme song for the 2005 NBA Playoffs. In spite of their growing international fan base, they were pulled in many directions as they battled behind-the-scenes to retain the support of Sony and remain true to their sound. Due to the band’s unique versatility, their management struggled with how to market them as other labels shrunk back from the risk of pushing such an alternative group. One opportunity after another fell through, leading to the abrupt end to an otherwise promising music career and thousands of fans with unanswered questions.
Gabrielle immediately pursued a solo career, and when turned down by management released one song called Survive for free on social media. The song took on a life of its own and quickly went viral gaining millions of views, video remixes, and even artists claiming the song as their own, leaving her identity as the original artist a mystery to many. Even with this proof of potential from the breakthrough fan response upon releasing Survive, she became discouraged without the support of management and believed it impossible to pursue further success as a musician.
Struggling with a sense of failure, disappointment and depression, she began the personal journey to discover her voice again. In this, she found the desire to help others do the same and created Runsong Productions - a vocal coaching and artist development agency that focuses on enhancing musical skill while discovering identity. She began independently creating music, but kept quiet until 2017, when she released her first single, Drive on digital streaming services. She showcased her music with other local artists on her 30th birthday during an intimate concert with friends and family. She is currently working on her music while hosting creative workshops in schools, and collaborating with colleagues as she builds her brand. She hopes to rebuild her image and career based on who she truly is, telling her story, and inviting others to use their gifts in a way that will set themselves free and impact the world around them.
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Artist Spotlight - LesNumba3 | @LesNumba3
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12498770.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Denver, Colorado rapper LesNumba3.
Independent rapper LesNumba3 is an up and coming artist hailing from
the Southeast of Denver, Colorado. 303 Magazine author Drew Boulos wrote
a piece on the upcoming artist expressing, “What initially caught our
attention with Denver’s LesNumba3 was his simple but addicting beats in his
latest single “Willie Kemp.” Charlie Taylor’s vocals are clear and precise —
something not often prevalent in some rap music today. In his latest track,
Taylor’s voice is deep and captivating.” This Denver artist creates a unique
and uncommon sound with his Tennessee flow and enticing lyricism.
Right now LesNumba3 has two new tracks coming out both set to be
released digitally mid November. His first track called “Kingdom” is
scheduled to be released on the 17th, and his second track “Break It Down”
is scheduled for the 18th. Both tracks can pre-ordered on music platforms on
iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play November 3rd. Also in the works is an EP
from the rapper waiting to be heard.
LesNumba3 is a true reflection of an independent artist. He has done so
himself vigorously by reaching out to numerous local radio stations and
music blogs in Denver and his home area in Tennessee. This footwork in the
past has gotten him showcased in 303 Magazine and played on a top Hip Hop
podcast in Denver. Continuing the hard work and making good quality music,
LesNumba3 is on the path of becoming a prominent artist.
Artist Spotlight - Brooklyn Queen | @BrooklynQueen03
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12498653.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with the multi-talented 12-year-old Brooklyn Queen.
Brooklyn Queen born in Detroit Michigan to Independent rapper Nailnotirious Kim received her name from moms love for Biggie who was from Brooklyn New York. At the early age of 5yrs old Brooklyn Queen had already wrote her first song alongside her mother while only in kindergarten. By 8yrs old Brooklyn Queen had her very first studio recording and at 11 years old this highly talented young artist recently signed to BMB Entertainment one of the top independent labels in the Country.
Brooklyn Queen, is not just a Pop/Rap genre of music this little Queen can do it all. Brooklyn Sings, Dances, Acts and can even Model. She has even been on stage as a backup dancer for Rob Base, Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa just to name a few. Brooklyn is inspired by her favorite artist Beyonce’ who has made Brooklyn Queen feel the music and dance in her heart and soul. “Beyonce’ has made me smile, dance and cry and I want fans to feel me the same way, I want to make it clear to young girls that anything is possible if you just follow your dreams”.
Still attending school Brooklyn Queen has 1000’s of loyal fans that have been there and growing up with her while watching her career since they were all in kindergarten. The first single from Brooklyn Queen “Good Birthday” received great response and sales. Which got the attention of D Wash Management and he (Dorian Washington) recognized that this is no ordinary artist. “She is a Queen, with talent beyond measure.”
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Artist Spotlight - Mazon | @Mazon717
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12498622.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Harrisburg, PA lyricist Mazon.
Mazon is the best rapper you've never heard of. The Harrisburg, PA native has been writing and producing his own music since he was a pre-teen. "The way that I found him was crazy," says Skyyhook of The Wake Up Show on Shade45. "I was talking to a friend and they put the phone down to go check on something and this guy was playing in the background. I was like, what the....who is this?"
Mazon is gearing up to release a self-titled album in Spring/Summer '17. This will be the 8th project in his catalog since releasing his first mixtape at 17 years old. "I didn't know what I was doing at first," admits the lyricist. "I just knew I was good and I loved making beats and writing raps. My style is totally different now. I actually grew up and experienced some things so I'm able to honestly talk about them in my music. These aren't just raps anymore."
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Self Help Spotlight - Donald Fusilier | @TheTeamFuseCamp
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12478268.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with professional athlete and trainer Donald Fusilier.
Donald Fusilier is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He endured plenty of hardships throughout his lifetime that he didn’t allow to control his path in life. Donald Fusilier moved to Baton Rouge from New Iberia, LA in April of 2015 after taking a Customer Support Specialist position with an AT&T Call Center. Prior to working at AT&T, Donald coached high school football and played professional indoor football for 5 years. He studied Health & Physical Education at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, MO. This was one of his 3 collegiate stops.
Passionate about sports and helping others, he started his own personal training business in 2017 named TheTeamFuseCamp LLC. His great passion is helping his athletes and clients achieve their individual goals. He also caters his approach to each individual client. Donald has two amazing kids, Saniaya who is 10 years old and Zye whois a 2 year old. In his free time, Donald enjoys watching movies, attending high school sporting events, shooting basketball, and attending events for his fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
Donald Fusilier signed with the Iowa Barnstormers of the indoor Football League on October 13, 2017. He is also working on the completion of his first book, “Never Give Up: The Donald Fusilier Story”.
Donald Fusilier can be contacted at (337) 551-9941 or TheTeamFuseCamp@gmail.com
Artist Spotlight - Eddie MMack | @EddieMack59
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12478152.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with WrongKind Records artist Eddie MMack.
Eddie Mmack is a young rap artist from San Diego, California. Using his words of experience to reveal the image of his community and the way he was brought up in South East San Diego, Ocean View area. Eddie MMack brings a clear sound that incorporates all elements of hip hop music ranging from a calm approach to an aggressive approach. Eddie MMack brings the reality of being young in the streets and surviving in the game to his music and has already completed 5 full cd mix tapes that are currently being released online.
Eddie MMack started rapping at the age of 15 influenced by friends who shared the same dream. When he reached 17 Eddie MMack was arrested for a year and once released he went back for another 6 months. During those 6 months he received his GED and upon release moved on to trade school to develop a higher education.
Besides school Eddie Mmack focused on hustling, rapping, working, obtaining certificates of achievement, and meeting leaders in his local community. Eddie MMack represents Tha Wrongkind and the Madness Mob influenced by the Loving Memory of his friend Michael Taylor aka Mike Madness, who passed away when Eddie was 15 years old.
Since then the Madness Mob has grew with members who knew Michael Taylor personally and also share a part in music. Today Eddie MMack is dropping Multiple Mixtapes and working on albums at the same time he’s going to school for a higher education. On his free time Eddie MMack makes music and hang out with friends from his child hood to remain the person he’s always been, but the difference is he has an education and with the motivation from Mitchy Slick is presents in the music industry is becoming stronger.
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Artist Spotlight - Baby Slick | @babyslick3k
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12476008.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego rapper Baby Slick.
Baby Slick is a promising young artist from the unforgiving streets of Southeast San Diego. His journey into the world of music can be traced back to the confines of a tiny California jail cell in 2016. It was there, at the age of 17, that Baby Slick picked up a pen and pad simply because there was nothing else to do. He began channeling his experiences in the urban trenches to tell the story that his brother, Lil’ Slick, had never got to finish telling before his untimely death in 2013.
Although he had been writing for over a year, it wasn’t until Baby Slick’s release in April 2017 that he decided to really take his craft seriously. At that point, he found a studio and went straight to work. His introduction to the hip-hop scene came with the release of “Kan’t Trust,” which he wrote while incarcerated. Since then, he’s pumped out an assortment of songs and videos building up to the release of his first mixtape “Forever106.”
Despite only being a few months into his newfound career, Baby Slick has already captured the attention of many, and he won’t stop until he finishes what his brother started.
Fitness Spotlight - Terrell Robinson | @digdeepfitllc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12473889.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick IFBB bodybuilding pro, personal trainer Terrell Robinson.
Terrell discusses how he earned his pro card dispute losing his home in a flood, his personal training company "Dig Deep Fitness, fitness advice, and more.
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Comic Spotlight - DangerMan | @DangerMan_Urban
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12462446.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with the Urban Super Hero DangerMan.
As a 'real life' urban superhero, DangerMan is an advocate for children's rights promoting literacy, safety and good health. He wages against bullying and also fights human trafficking. DangerMan visits schools and community events encouraging his audience with a motto of "No gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol or tobacco." He has traveled throughout America and Haiti, empowering children to live their best life. "Protect, Promote and Provide" are the pillars DangerMan lives by.
To purchase a made in America DangerMan Super Suit costume for a child you love, go to www.dangermanheroawards.com .
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Artist Spotlight - Haddy Racks | @haddyracks
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12461253.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick the hip hop artist Haddy Racks.
Hailing from Bronx, New York Haddy Racks remembers when rap music had you standing by the radio waiting for your favorite jam to come back on. After releasing his Rackateering mixtape with DJ Kay Slay in January 2016, Racks celebrated the international release of his debut album Resumé in June via his Rack’d Up label in conjunction with ONErpm Distribution. Currently, Haddy Racks is celebrating his second full-length album New York Gritty which was released March 24, 2017, and working on his #Mixtagram visual mixtape projects.
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Artist Spotlight - Von Villain | @Von_Villain
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12448752.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Brooklyn, NY rapper Von Villain.
Von Villain is a no nonsense lyrical genius, whose subtle punchlines and infectious flow has the whole tristate buzzing with anticipation of his upcoming EP. He skillfully mixes boom bap beats with a gritty New York sound. He explores a wide range of subjects in his music from street life to injustice and the New York party scene.
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Artist Spotlight - F.L.O.W. | @Flow349
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12448068.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with NY hip hop artist F.L.O.W.
F.L.O.W. (Freedom Lies Only Within) is a hip hop artist hailing from queens, NY who prides himself on lyrics and content. Be sure to checkout his recent project "In the Meantime..." Follow flow on twitter and IG: @Flow349, Snapchat: Flow349
Artist Spotlight @BishupBicardi
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12423558.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin Artist Spotlight. In this episode we politick with rapper, songwriter, performing artist Bishup Bicardi.
Bishup Bicardi,” is a rapper, songwriter, performing artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Bishup grew up in a large family where he was the youngest of five children. The schooling process was a difficult one for him since he was never interested in the standardized procedure of education. He always knew that he was meant to do something different from the average with his life. He started by playing sports and attended all high school social events. If bishup’s classmates were to describe him at that time, they would have said he was a jokester, the class clown. His personality was always larger than life and entertaining, whether it be in a classroom or on a stage.
Bishup's first experience with music was at the age of eight when his older brother brought home the Tupac Shakur cassette called “The 7 Day Theory.” After spending an entire month listening to it, Bishup grew a strong love for the art of hip hop. The way the music made him feel was like therapy to the soul, it put him in another state of mind. Finally he knew just how to channel his energy and enthusiasm.
Full bio at https://bishupbicardi.com/bio
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Artist Spotlight @MilanHightower
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12422903.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin Artist Spotlight, in this episode we politick with Charlotte, NC songwriter Milan Hightower.
MIlan discusses his unique style, why he's the new Bobby Brown/MC Hammer of the game, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Mr 704 | @therealmr704
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12397370.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Charlotte, North Carolina rapper Mr. 704.
Marcus Frazier known to the Hip Hop Nation as Mr. 704 encompasses all things of his native Carolina. He has consistently served up a heavy dose of Southern Lyricism in the hip hop genre leading his city to become vastly known as a music contender. “ Mr. 704, a self-assured rapper with a slowed-down style, purposefully raspy voice and effectively forceful rhymes puncturing through garish beats. His panache is part hardcore rap, part Gangsta rap, with Crunk tendencies and a vibe that feels at home in the Southern hip-hop movement. More importantly, he is ours.” stated by Charlotte’s Creative Loafing.
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Artist Spotlight - Mellah Nix | @mellahnix777
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12394655.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick Atlanta space aged rapper Mellah Nix.
Born of a diverse background including Haitian, African Bantu, Chippewa, and Irish ancestry, Mellah Nix felt his true call to music at an early age, drawing influence from his blues-loving grandfather from Mississippi. From sketch pads to crafting design, his hands were always busy and involved in mixed media ventures.
Before his mother’s tragic murder at the hands of his stepfather, she gifted him the sobriquet of Picasso, likening him to the legendary cubist painter, and told him: “Your world is your own, let people see what you see”. After the heartbreaking incident, Mellah Nix went to live with grandparents in Chicago, where he came to true form.
Mellah Nix only moves at one speed, ventra à terre, and his artistry spans from resident artist at Art Studio Miami to working with media artist legends such as Kehinde Wiley on his “Faux Real” exhibition and having his contributions appear in Art in America Magazine. Recently, Mellah Nix endeavored to transition from visual to aural stylings, and released a mixtape unlike anything seen in our current times, ‘Sp8ceRap.’ Read more at http://hypeofflife.com/mellah-nix-interview/
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Artist Spotlight - Sir Hop | @sirhopatl
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12394005.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Atlanta emcee Sir Hop.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Sir Hop cut his teeth in rap music while attending Auburn University. During his six year stint in Alabama, he released two solo projects: Square One (2010) and Greed Or Ambition (2011). Both LP’s were released under the name J-Hop. After the release of Greed Or Ambition, Hop turned his attention towards post production and mixed several albums/singles for several artists. In 2015, Sir Hop reemerged as half of the hip-hop group, RMVBM. After a critically acclaimed album and a small run of shows (including festivals such as Secret Stages), the group’s momentum ground to a halt as unsavory circumstances rendered the group inactive. Following the winds of change, Sir Hop returned to Atlanta with plans to release his newest full-length project, The Allure. The Allure was mostly produced by Sir Hop himself while serving as the first solo project since Greed Or Ambition. The Allure has since been released as of August 2017.
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Author Spotlight - Fayth Thomas
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12393857.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with author Fayth Thomas.
Fayth is the author of the children's book entitled "Being the Best You".
This book deliberates diabetes in a way that children and parents can easily understand. I am open to discuss on podcast topics to include but no limited to, childhood obesity, cooking healthy, finding daycare, and motivating children.
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Artist Spotlight - Crazy Legs from the Rock Steady Crew (2009) |@CrazyLegsBX
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12384002.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. On today's show, we politick with hip hop pioneer Crazy Legs from the world famous Rock Steady Crew. Crazy Legs discusses his birth as a b-boy, the inception of the Rock Steady Crew, his view of the real hip hop culture, and 32nd Anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew. Period also stops thru to discuss current events with Po.
Artist Spotlight - Rasheeda (2010) | @RASHEEDA
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12383983.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. On today's show, we politick with the GA Peach Rasheeda. Rasheeda discusses being the captain of your own ship, creating your own lane, and her latest album "Certified Hot Chick".
Artist Spotlight - Jody Breeze (2009) | @JodyBreeze_ygr
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12383905.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. On today's show, we politick with the young gunner Jody Breeze. Jody stops by to explain the background behind his Young Jeezy diss record "Uptown".
Past Po Politickin guest Roccett stops by to explain his recent departure from Young Jeezy's label Corporate Thug Entertainment and his latest track "Dear Jeezy Dear Meech".
Artist Spotlight - Hell Rell (2009) | @THEREALHELLRELL
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12383855.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. On today’s episode, we politick with Dipset capo Hell Rell. Hell Rell discusses his new crew “Top Gunners”, dispels internet rumors (French Montana/Max B/Red Cafe beefs, Jim Jones lawsuit) and talks about his latest album “Live From Hell”.
Artist Spotlight - Jovi Rockwell (2011) | @jovirockwell
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382676.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio and The Po Politickin' Show are proud to present an exclusive interview with Jamaican singer, Jovi Rockwell. Po chops it up with Jovi about her upbringing, growing up in Jamaica, and what made her decide to get into music. She also gets in depth about what drives her, and you'll probably find out some things you didn't know about this rising star in the music scene. Enjoy.
Artist Spotlight - EDI Mean of the Outlawz (2010) | @TheRealEDIDON
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382670.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio & The Po Politickin' Show present an exclusive interview with Outlawz member, E.D.I. Mean. We cover many topics including the recent controversy with Funk Master Flex, 2Pac's influence on the music game, and advice for upcoming artists in regards to record deals. After the interview is a special mini-mix featuring songs from 2Pac & Tha Outlawz. Enjoy.
Artist Spotlight - Project Pat (2011) | @ProjectPatHcp
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382631.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio & The Po Politickin' Show present an exclusive interview with Memphis Gangsta Rap legend, Project Pat. Po chops it up with The Patsta about his start in music, the current state of Gangsta Rap, how sometimes it's hard to shake prison mentality, and much more
Artist Spotlight - Teedra Moses (2010) | @TeedraMoses
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382598.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City and Po Politckin' are proud to present an exclusive interview with the hugely underrated R&B songstress, Teedra Moses. Po chops it up with Teedra about her musical roots, how she approaches making her music, and being regarded as the underground queen of R&B. Teedra holds nothing back and gives us good insight on the workings of the music business. Enjoy the show.
Artist Spotlight - Freddie Gibbs (2011) | @FreddieGibbs
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382403.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio and The Po Politickin' Show present an exclusive interview with one of XXL's freshmen class, Freddie Gibbs. Gangsta Gibbs takes time out to chop it up with Po about his start in music, how he feels about the current climate in Hip-Hop today, and more. After the interview, enjoy a short mini-mix of some of Freddie Gibbs tightest tracks.
Artist Spotlight - Carmen Hayes (2011) | @theycallmethemixeddollyparton
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio & The Po Politckin' Show present an exclusive interview with Adult Film star, Carmen Hayes. Po chops it up with Carmen about the inner workings of the business, how she got started, and a lot more. Enjoy the show.
Artist Spotlight - Sara Jay (2011) | @SaraJayXXX
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12382326.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Turbo City Radio & Po Politickin' present an exclusive interview with Adult Film Star Sara Jay. Po chops it up with Sara about the industry, how she got involved in the business, her views on interracial porn, and more. If you're a fan of hers you might find out some things about her you didn't know. Be sure to hit her up and let her know you heard her on our show. Enjoy.
Artist Spotlight - Endz | @endzlgc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12371789.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Southern California hip hop artist Endz.
Beyond better judgement, Orange, CA is the unlikely home for on-the-rise emcee, Endz (Alan Navarro). Endz’ versatility and storytelling abilities recreate moments of life that enamor the audiences through harmonious melodies and gripping lyrics. His armory of styles has substantially grown throughout the years.
Endz started writing lyrics in his adolescent years while living with his single mother, sleeping on the couch. His artistry continued to flourish as his free-styling abilities grew. In 2012. Endz founded Locally Grown Collective, home of LGCLTV (Publishing), LocGrwn (LifeStyle), 4th N Co (Production), and Stickies (Creative Application Agency). Orange County received the collective effort of Locally Grown led by Endz with enthusiasm.
Since day one, Endz has been hands on with his path, conquering every opportunity presented to him. He collectively curated independent tours and showcases for leading independent artists in Southern California. While putting Orange County on the map, he has managed to take his music around several states, including out of the country. Endz is known to move the crowd from the humble stages of intimate venues to sold out crowds alongside artists to the liking of Curren$y, Talib kweli, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, and Devin the Dude. His stage presence captivates fans as soon as he locks the mic in his hands.
Endz continues to inspire those around him with every release, from his early project Half N Half to his most recent publication, Supply N Demand. Each body of work sparks the spirit of the entrepreneur and rejoices in hustler anthems. Today, Endz continues to consciously create music that pushes the independent culture forward and upward, while asking his audience to grow with him.
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Artist Spotlight - Nick Weaver | @thenickweaver
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12371450.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Seattle-based hip-hop artist, performer, and producer Nick Weaver.
Nick started in his early teen years, making mixtapes in the northwest while being raised on everything from Tchaikovsky to The Cure. As he grows and evolves as an artist, his interest in all types of music continues to guide his vision. When asked about his influences, Weaver cites long time favorite acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Helios, and Mogwai, as well as hip-hop legends like Nas, Royce Da 5'9", Mobb Deep, and Eminem. Seeing the word "genre" as just a self-imposed boundary, Weaver treats each project as a way to further evolve his own art, one inspiration at a time.
Learn about Nick Weaver on his website http://www.thenickweaver.com/
Author Spotlight - Young Rick | @rwyoungrick
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12369581.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with former pimp turned author Young Rick.
Young Rick has been featured in countless documentaries such Cross Country Pimpin, Best of Both World, and more. Rick stops by to discuss his new book "Thoughts from Your Neighborhood N-Word: Each One Teach One”.
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Artist Spotlight - Ms Proper | @MsProper
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12358079.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with recording artist and songwriter Ms. Proper.
Ms Proper began writing at the age of eight under the influence of her poetic mother. After years of transforming her craft and exploring the recording process it wasn't until 2005 that she began to take her career as a musician more seriously. With her heart into music, she created So Proper Entertainment and employed a roster of other talented artists in the Virginia area to whom she executive produced albums for. However, her love for music broadened once listeners requested that she release her own compilation of songs for them to enjoy, which birthed her debut mixtape, Addicted To The Game.
In 2007, Ms Proper was selected to perform in her first show at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. It was at that time that she knew how much she truly loved being an artist herself. Since then Ms Proper has released three projects, numerous singles, performed in many venues along the East Coast and South, and also landed a performance on one of BET's most memorable shows, 106 & Park.
Read Full Bio at http://www.hiphopmademecool.com/p/about.html
Fitness Spotlight - Brix Fitness | @BrixFitness
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12348967.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with fitness trainer Brix Fitness.
Brix Fitness is dedicated to showing you that no matter your background, your story, your family dynamic or current situation, YOU are in control of your life. YOU create your reality and at any moment YOU can decide to take control. Changing the way you think, will change your body and change your life.
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Artist Spotlight - Corina Corina | @getcorinacorina
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12347413.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with NYC/Oakland emo soul vocalist Corina Corina.
Corina Corina was born in Oakland, CA and is the eldest child of political activists. Named after a classic Blues song, it seems her career path in music was set early on. Now with roots in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, Corina Corina brings a fresh and seamless synergy between 90s-style r&b, dark pop, lyrically driven hip hop and the blues and soul music she grew up on.
Known by many as one of the hardest working women in the indie music scene, she's spent years touring extensively through the USA and has performed in multiple showcases at South by Southwest in Austin and North by Northwest in Toronto.
In early 2017, Corina Corina released a mixtape tribute to Run the Jewels entitled "Run the Blues" and is putting the final touches on her third full length LP, “Hangover Music.” The album written and produced entirely by herself and Willie Green and is a reflective and hard honest look at her relationship with alcohol and her version of adulthood. Through a range of styles and moods, she has created her strongest work yet.
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Artist Spotlight - Free5ive | @Free5ive
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12347081.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Portland, Oregon hip hop artist Free5ive.
Growing up in inner city Portland, Free5ive's passion for music started at an early age. He developed a love for many genres of music including hip hop, R&B , funk, classic rock, and country music. Although, while growing up his first love was basketball, he began to use music to express himself as he battled the impoverished gang infested environment that surrounded him. During adolescence 5ive dealt with legal issues and eventually began writing raps to help deal with the anger he felt towards the world. By age 17, 5ive had already recorded numerous remixes to industry classics and a began to record a catalog of original tracks, with heavy influences from Tupac, 50 cent and Lil Wayne.
Fast forward six years and a new generation of creatives talents are emerging out of Portland. 5ive now 23, credits his success and perfection of his craft to close friend, Warner Brother's recording artist and Portland's own TYuS (who appears on Free5ive's newly released single "Can't Trust"). Free5ive is motivated to show the world that he's ready for his turn in the light.. He boast "The time is now, I've spent long enough wondering what if!"
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Artist Spotlight -Elete Wright |@StJoeLouis
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12346491.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Elete Wright 1/3 of the hip hop group St Joe Louis.
Turning open studio sessions into the syndicate called Cloud Club and one member turning a warehouse rave into a genre bending event known as #Thread, it's no wonder a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, NJ , and LA have everything to do with each other in the eyes of the group St. Joe Louis.
After parting ways with their first label, a car accident and losing loved ones perseverance has become second nature for this New Jersey/Los Angeles based group. However for this group comprised of Elete Wright, Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase the wait is almost over. In 2010 they worked with J.R and PH7 releasing New High 7' through Personal Records from Vienna, Austria and their first EP also alongside J.R and PH7 "My Favourite Demons" through Pro-Keds & Soulspazm in 2012. The latest 2017 LP "Coral Cadavers" produced by J.R and PH7 released on Below System Records seems only appropriate.
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Artist Spotlight - Cool Nutz | @CoolNutz
Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Portland hip hop legend Cool Nutz.
Growing up in Northeast Portland, OR, Terrance Scott pka Cool Nutz always kept his eyes on the prize. Hip-Hop culture had always played a huge role in his life, but at no point did he think that Hip-Hop and business would mix to put food on the table. Using Run DMC's "Rock Box" as his initial inspiration, Cool Nutz teamed up with childhood friend Bosco Kante to start their pursuit of the proverbial dream.
From the early days in the basement studio, to tours of Europe, Cool Nutz has represented Portland Hip-Hop not only locally, but has carried the flag for The City of Roses on a global level.
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Artist Spotlight - TOPE | @itsTOPE
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12335622.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Oakland/Portland artist TOPE.
Producer / Rapper TOPE is considered one of the top up and coming artists in the Northwest region and has been recently featured on XXL, The Source, 2DopeBoyz, Okayplayer, Jay-Z's Life + Times, Hip Hop Wired, Hip Hop DX, and more for his album latest BROKE BOY SYNDROME. Since his debut album in 2010, TOPE has produced and/or collaborated with artists including Slum Village, Blu, Planet Asia, TiRon, Myka 9, Abstract Rude, Scarub of Living Legends, LMNO, and many many more. With a commanding stage presence and engertic live show, TOPE has shared stages with hip hop legends including Nas, Mobb Deep, Talib Kweli, Run The Jewels, Deltron 3030, Big KRIT, Dom Kennedy, Black Milk, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign, Digable Planets, Hieroglyphics, Aesop Rock, The Coup, People Under The Stairs, Macklemore and countless others. In early 2014 TOPE also gained attention from Soul icon Erykah Badu herself for his TAKE YOUR TIME video.
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Artist Spotlight - FreshfromDE | @FreshfromDE
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12335507.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with lyricist FreshfromDE.
FreshfromDE is a not your average rap artist. His approach to hip-hop is heavily based on personal lyrics that feel authentic and direct. As an artist, and as a person, he values hard work and perseverance as he goes on his quest to make a name for himself within the industry. His music is meant to bridge the gap between the artist's point of view and the listenerís, talking about real issues and real hardships that the artist experienced on his own skin. After working behind the boards as an engineer for many Boston artists, FreshfromDE is ready take center stage in the cityís rising music scene.
Find out more and let the music tell you the rest of this story: twitter.com/freshfromde.
Artist Spotlight - Mac Kitty | @themackitty
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12335343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Bay Area artist Mac Kitty.
Mac Kitty describes how she became an artist, her creative process, Kanye West, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Deal The Villain | @Deal_TheVillain
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12334935.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with New Jersey producer/emcee Deal The Villain.
Deal The Villain discusses is latest release titled, “Beards, Beats, & Kicks.” The EP is an ode to some of DTV’s favorite things and some essential elements in today’s Hip-Hop lexicon.
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Self Help Spotlight - Jen Slay | @JenSlayvision
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12333803.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Jen Slay.
Jennifer Slay is a well respected Women’s Empowerment Life Coach, Counsellor, and the Creator of Finesse – a program created to transform the everyday woman into a woman of purpose, passion and incredible strength. She is also the co-founder of Pink Ink, an image and consulting firm that supports women in their journey to seeking increased confidence and results in both their professional and personal lives.
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Artist Spotlight - Dmo | @ThisIsDmo
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12327827.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Roofless, CA emcee Dmo.
Dmo has spent the last half a decade finding himself as an artist and more importantly as an individual. He has come to understand his vision as an artist and has created a more realer self to present to the public.
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Artist Spotlight - Xzayvier | @XzayvierMusic
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12324225.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick the talented Montgomery, Alabama rapper, singer, songwriter Xzayvier.
Xzayvier gives the detalis on his background, new projects, and working with the producer Clvssic, a beatcrafter and engineer who has worked with the likes of T.I., Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, Project Pat and the late Doe B.
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Artist Spotlight - JahleelFaReaL | @JahleelFaReaL
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12312379.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with JahleelFaReaL.
JahleelFaReaL is a artist/producer based out of Austin,Tx. Currently making waves with his smooth catchy flow, sometimes monotone style rap and often melodic hooks. He reps a movement titled "$HRUGNATION" meaning to go get it by any means, "In Ourselves We Trust".
Twitter & IG: @JahleelFaReaL
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Artist Spotlight - Alonzo Williams | @reallonzonwa
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12310578.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Legendary artist, producer, and club owner, Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams.
Known as the Godfather of West Coast Rap, Lonzo discusses his legacy in West Coast Hip Hop, his memoir and audio book "N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo", and more.
Get educated on the real history of west coast hip hop with a copy of "N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo" available on Amazon.com at http://a.co/0P5byYC and peep the audio book on CDBaby.com at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/alonzowilliams#.WVO6qd_b3Gs.gmail .
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Artist Spotlight - ElceeTheArtist | @ElceeTheArtist
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12294982.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with ElceeTheArtist.
Toronto's ElceeTheArtist is an up and coming singer, rapper, and performer who uses his uniqueblend of double-time raps and velvet-smooth R&B vocals to create a sound that follows along from your headphones, to the whip,to the party and back to the bedroom. Find Elcee on stages across Ontario. With effort and ambition being his best friends,ElceeTheArtist is only looking to elevate his craftsmanship, his lyricism and his readiness for the industry. Follow him on this journey of dreams.
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Artist Spotlight - Wordsmith | @Wordsmith
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12291564.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Baltimore, MD emcee Wordsmith.
Wordsmith is the always-professional, ever-expanding, world-wide movement based out of Baltimore, MD. His mission is to entertain and educate through a Message of Purpose, and always by example relate that message through clean, quality, and marketable Music for the Masses.
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Artist Spotlight - Floco Torres | @FlocoTorres
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12291546.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Floco Torres.
A New Jersey native, but current resident of Akron, OH, balance is key for Floco Torres, striking a blend of deeply emotive lyrics with groove-inducing beats. In 2011 Floco released his first full length release, Floco’s Modern Life, which was recorded with a full band and funded entirely through Kickstarter. Though met with this early success and an impressive fan following, Floco kept touring a yearly 50-70 shows while creating new material with intensity.
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Artist Spotlight - Suzi | @Suzi_tv
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12285553.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Virginia born, Atlanta residing Suzi. Suzi gives us the background of the music career, current projects, her interests, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Sons of Funk | @ricosonsoffunk
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12285521.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Rico Crowder from the R&B group Sons of Funk. Originating from Richmond, California, the group is best known for their hit singles "Pushin Inside You" & "I Got the Hook Up!". Rico discusses growing up with Master P, signing to No Limit Records, the reunion tour, and more.
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DJ Spotlight - DJ AmRo @amaniexperience
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12268415.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with DJ AmRo.
DJ AmRo currently lives in Los Angeles, California and has residencies on various nights in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa Beach and Culver City. DJ AmRo mixes classic Old School, Hip Hop, House, and Latin classics with all of the latest top-40 hits and ensures that the crowd is moving at all times. The Jazz upbringing has proven invaluable as the historical knowledge allows him to find the right vibe for any party.
A few of Amani’s favorite artists include Stevie Wonder, Eric B & Rakim, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Mariah Carey and Teena.
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Artist Spotlight - Zone4Nut @Zone4NutBBM
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12267978.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Atlanta, GA rapper Zone4Nut.
Zone4Nut is strongly pursuing his music career, he has worked with Artist such as Young Dro, Yung Joc, Young Ralph, Wingo from Jagged Edge, Shawty Lo, Bando Jonez, and many more.
Zone4Nut goals are to become an established artist and be able to scout and mold talent, bring awareness to his label and build his brand, become one of the best rappers that comes from Campbellton Road, and leave great legacy for his kids and family.
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Artist Spotlight - Trap House @iamthetrap
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12257527.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode with Phoenix, Arizona rapper Trap House.
Trap House discusses his community work such as the “Keep the Guns Away” initiative that was designed to bring awareness to the growing violence in local neighborhoods, working with 17-year-old Isaiah Acosta, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Willie Hyn @WillieHyNbaby
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12245204.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another exciting edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Decatur, Georgia singer, songwriter Willie Hyn.
Heavily influenced by alternative, rock, jungle, funk and hip hop, his sound is distinctive, authentic and inspiring. Some of his influences include Prince, Andre 3000, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, James Brown and DeAngelo. He has performed for the likes of Janet Jackson, Angie Stone, Usher and even been heavily praised by Prince!
Willie manages to balance his eclectic range of musical influences perfectly through his prodigious music. His music is directed to each and any person who can relate, this is why it is evident he is destined to become a household name, legendary and a movement all his own.
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Artist Spotlight - Nizzie @MatchboxNizzie
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12237177.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with emerging rap artist Nizzie.
Chavon Vanias was born and raised in the music industry. Today he’s known as the hip-hop artist, Nizzie. He is a lyricist that expresses his love for music and his unique perspective on life through thought provoking words and imagery. He calls his lyrical style, “Club Conscious” because he delivers club head bangers with a message you might not even notice is there as you’re rocking out to one of his songs.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Nizzie spent his early years down South before moving to Brooklyn, NY to live with his father, Tony Vanias. Tony worked in the A&R departments of Motown Records and Island/Def Jam, where Nizzie met and was inspired by music pioneers such as Stevie Wonder, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and Jay Z. Entertainment was in Nizzie’s blood. Initially exploring his acting talents with several roles in local productions, however, music was his passion and has been his daily grind since he was nine years old. Those many late nights in the recording studio with his father nurtured a burning desire for Nizzie to put his own pen to paper to write and develop his skills as a lyricist with something to say.
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Author Spotlight - Isaac "Ike-Moe" Williams @Ikemoe3
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12233623.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with author Isaac "Ike-Moe" Williams. Ike Moe latest book is entitled "From The Courts To The Streetz".
The true life story of a Dallas native once considered one of the city’s best basketball players in the late 1980’s. He attended Spruce High School from 1986 to 1989. He only played 3 years of high school and 3 years of college. He was the first ball player in the history of the Dr. Pepper Tournament in 1989 to lose the championship game and still be named MVP. He was named All-State and Honorable Mention All-American in the 1989. He went on to play college ball at the University of New Mexico, where he led the Lobos to their first Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and was named Tournament (MVP), and 1st team All -Conference. He later became the 24th Leading scorer in Lobo’s history in only 3 years of play. He became a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers and was drafted 3rd round in the CBA. After leaving the CBA, he played in the United States Basketball League, and later overseas in Caracas, Venezuela. Then it all went bad. He made a drastic turn to the street life, where he fell into the bottomless pit of the underworld. Fallen. Never to get up. But he survived to tell his story. This is my story. “From The Court To The Streets.”
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Artist Spotlight - Shawn Archer @iamshawnarcher
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12233489.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Philly rapper Shawn Archer.
Shawn Archer is now part of music's next empire SKE Records. Archer is a new act from Philadelphia looking to make his way into the hip-hop scene. Growing up seeing the good, the bad & the ugly, Shawn Archer looks to express everything about his life through music. As a hip-hop fan he grew up to the likes of Jay-Z, Biggie and Nas to name a few. With that legendary list alone shows that Archer is a student of the game and hopes to be in the same rankings as well.
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Artist Spotlight - Trel Mack @trelmack
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12233200.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Philly rapper/entrepreneur Trel Mack.
Trel Mack has co-founded his own label SKE records as well with popular journalist/publicist Quinton Hatfield, Q The Question. The two formed their partnership back in 2006 and with the great feedback gained from the past music, things this time around are ready to move. “Me and Q, have some big things coming and we have a very huge movement in store. Brand new videos, chart-topping music and a movement with SKE records, what we going to bring will be unstoppable.”
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Self-Help Spotlight - Tonier Cain
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12224173.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to a special edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with recovered crack addict, Tonier Cain.
During her 19-year crack addiction, Tonier Cain racked up 83 arrests and 66 convictions. She turned to prostitution to pay for drugs, lost custody of four children, and, when she wasn't locked up, she slept under a bridge. Today, 12-years after completing treatment, Cain penned an open letter to the Senate Health Committee urging them to preserve the mandate for insurers to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment and continue federal funding for Medicaid expansion.
For more information on Tonier Cain visit www.toniercain.com
Artist Spotlight - Mysterious aka Misty Blanco
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12221944.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another cool edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Mysterious aka Misty Blanco.
Mysterious discusses her rebranding as Misty Blanco, her troubled background, bringing awareness to mental health issues, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Weirdo Westwood King
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12221131.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another lit edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Memphis rapper Weirdo Westwood King.
Weirdo discusses his background, his collaborations with DJ Paul KOM of Three 6 Mafia, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Evil Minded
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12218033.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fly edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Major Damage from the HipHop/Reggae group Evil Minded.
Evil Minded is a HipHop/Reggae group from Oceanside Ca. The group consist of MajorDamage on the vocals & Wicked Rhythm on the beats & production. Due to our views of a crooked ass Government & the fact we smoke weed. The general public, & some close to us think we just promote evil. So that's how we got the name.
We have been working on music for years with different members of the group coming & going. Sometimes life gets in the way, but we always found time to get back to doing what we were put here to do. With the help of our longtime friend Emerson Windy, we got things rolling again.
Some of our influences range from Bob Marley to Eazy E, Brotha Lynch Hung to Emerson Windy. We know the music biz is cut throat & we're ready to cut throats.
So check us out at evilmindedmuzic.com & follow us on Facebook, IG, Twitter, MassRoots & SoundCloud & subscribe to our YouTube channel. All under the same name & look for our logo. Thanks & looking forward to seeing you on the road.
Producer Spotlight - Ken Francis
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12216106.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fresh edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with TV producer Ken Francis.
Considered an urban legend, Francis is a 20-year entertainment industry veteran who worked his way up from an ambitious intern at Polygram Records to owning and operating the hip-hop industry's most sought-after video vixen modeling agency, Dimepiece USA. With Dimepiece, Francis furnished countless models for the music videos of superstar artists like Jay Z, Usher, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Nelly, Missy Elliot and many others.
Ken Francis' Buckwild Entertainment has joined forces with Blaqtacular Entertainment and X-Polesitions to present "Strippers Have Talent, an Exotic Dancer Take Over" competition. Hosted by Cardi B ("Love and Hip Hop New York"), with comedian Faison Love as MC and celebrity judges Bre-Z (Fox's "Empire"), Brittany ("Love and Hip Hop Houston"), Nikko London ("Love and Hip Hop Atlanta") and Jackie Long ("Grand Theft Auto V") alongside co-host DJ Tony Neal with music by DJ Drama, "Strippers Have Talent" is positioned as the must-attend party during BET Experience Weekend.
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Author Spotlight - Elona Washington
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12210020.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another hot edition of PoPolitickin. In this epside, we politick with Elona Washington.
A native of Washington, DC, Elona Washington is the Amazon best-selling co-author of two anthologies and a blogger for the acclaimed Huffington Post and Digital Romance. She’s made guest appearances on HuffPost Live, prominent radio shows and podcasts.
Elona’s most recent book, From Ivy League To Stripper Life, attained Amazon bestseller status in two categories the day of its release. Between these pages, she candidly discusses her life as a stripper, why her promising life spiraled out of control and the lessons learned along the way.
With an undergraduate degree in African American Studies from Howard University, Elona later obtained her Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a mother of two. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Artist Spotlight - Babs Bunny
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12208165.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another dope edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with MTV's Making the Band's Babs Bunny.
Babs speaks on female battle rap and "Queen of the Ring", her company that showcases female battle rappers and up-and-coming female artists.
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Artist Spotlight - Eddy Fish
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12205059.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fire edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Boston rapper Eddy Fish.
There is no denying the unmatched talent of rapper Eddy Fish. Also known by his respected street name Eddy Fishscale, this up and coming Boston-born-and-raised rapper has remained a concrete piece of the very city from which his lyrical catalog derives.
Eddy is currently on tour in the United States with famed Memphis rapper Yo Gotti. Gravitating toward loyalty, working with fellow rappers who appreciate and understand the imperative nature of realness and its rarity in the rap game is an absolute necessity for Eddy. His immediate connection with Yo Gotti solidified a strong working relationship as the two continue to collaborate. When it comes to Eddy, all of his words are raw truth. There is no sugar-coating with Eddy’s lyrics and there are also no excuses or apologies. Laying a blueprint for fellow Bostonian rappers, you can’t help but be immediately drawn to the genuine vibe emitted from Eddy’s natural charisma and flow.
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Artist Spotlight - Rayven Ferrell
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12195574.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fresh edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with actress Rayven Ferrell.
Rayven has landed a career defining role, playing Sekyiwa Shakur, the baby sister of rap icon Tupac Shakur, in the soon to be released blockbuster film, "All Eyez On Me." Directed by Benny Boom, and starring another newcomer, Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur, the film is slated to hit theaters on June 16, the late rapper's 46th birthday.
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Artist Spotlight - Cool Company
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12190273.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fly edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with the Brooklyn rap duo Cool Company.
Formed in 2012, Cool Company is a Brooklyn-based Pop/R&B/Hip-Hop writer/producer duo composed of vocalist Yannick Hughes (aka Cool Yan) and producer Matt Fishman (aka Fat Matt).
To stay up to date with Cool Company visit their website www.coolcompanymusic.com
Artist Spotlight - AJ Hernz
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12183074.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another exciting edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Laredo, Texas singer/songwriter AJ Hernz.
AJ discusses how Michael Jackson influenced his career, his business relationship with Snow Tha Product, creating bilingual music, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Jhazzy Wolf
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12181987.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fly edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with singer/songwriter Jhazzy Wolf.
Born in Denver, Colorado. Now residing in San Diego, California singer/songwriter Jhazzy has just started making her mark in the music industry. She plans on releasing a project late June 2017. Jhazzy recorded her first single "Just U" late 2015 and from there she's been developing her sound. In that, she created her newest single "Golden", available now on SoundCloud.
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Artist Spotlight - Mo B. Dick
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12172494.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fresh edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we are joined the legendary rapper, singer, and music producer Mo B. Dick.
Mo B. Dick is a founding member of the production team The Medicine Men (formerly Beats by the Pound), which produced most of No Limit Records' releases from 1995 to 1999. During his stint at No Limit Records, He not only produced tracks, but was also a featured artist on over a dozen songs, As a member of Beats by the Pound, the production team collectively produced nearly all of the label's tracks. Mo B. Dick's own repertoire lists his production credits on over 170 recordings.
In this exclusive interview, Mo B. Dick gives an oral history of his No Limit Records/Beats by the Pound experience, current projects, and more..
Artist Spotlight - Blacc Zacc
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12171951.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another cool edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Columbia, South Carolina rapper Blacc Zacc.
As Founder/CEO of Dirty Money Entertainmet (DME), Blacc Zacc is an entrepreneur on the rise, with plans to make his label a household name. Born Zachary Chapman in Columbia, South Carolina, Blacc Zacc grew up in Columbia Gardens where he began rapping at the age of 13. “I was inspired to be successful in life by my older brother Tony,” he remembers. “I looked up to my big brother’s lifestyle as a child.”
He was also influenced by music industry moguls like Grand Hustle founder T.I., Maybach Music boss Rick Ross, and internationally renowned powerhouse P. Diddy – who all built their success from the ground up.
Artist Spotlight - J Brytni
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12157560.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another hot edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with DMV singer/songwriter J Brytni.
2017's new DMV artist J. Brytni is known for her soothing 90's style of music. Mixing her song writing abilities along with very trendy vocals and her many styles of beautiful harmonies.
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Artist Spotlight - Interstate Snake
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12157233.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fly edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with DMV rapper Interstate Snake. Snakes discusses his football background, current projects, the importance of branding, and more.
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Author Spotlight - Dainnese Jackson
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12144331.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another exciting edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we are joined by San Diego, California author and entrepreneur Dainnese Jackson.
Dainnese discusses Epilepsy Awareness and her latest novel "Killa & Heaven".
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Artist Spotlight - Young Bleed
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12142707.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another dope episode of PoPolitickin. In this edition, we politick with Baton Rouge, Louisiana hip hop artist Young Bleed.
Bleed discusses his time with No Limit Records, his connection to rappers Kevin Gates, Boosie BadAzz, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - DOC STRANGE
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12116960.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another fly edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Houston, Texas music artist DOC STRANGE.
I can get a lot done in one day. It’s crazy, really. I can run through five, ten records at our studio in Houston on a Monday, and be in Denver going through video footage with my business partner by Tuesday night. That’s a lifestyle that really covers a lot of ground, and I think you could say the same thing about my music. I’m really trying to cover a lot of ground in terms of emotions and subject matter. From drug culture to faith, from flexing to personal progression, I really want to touch on the whole human experience as I’ve seen it.
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Business Spotlight - Terry Green Boxing Academy
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12115154.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another funky dope fresh edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Terry Green from Terry Green Boxing Academy. Terry is here to promote his GOFundMe Venture, creating a safe boxing environment for the children of El Paso, Texas.
The Terry Green Boxing Academy will provide Northeast youth with a safe place to train. A place where good citizenship is fostered, higher education is advocated, and community involvement is required.
Terry Green Boxing Academy envisions being the cornerstone of the neighborhood; where the youth can congregate absent from gang membership and juvenile delinquency. A supportive environment that encourages literacy, parent involvement, academic achievement, and overall health and fitness at little to no cost of any person below the age of 18.
Artist Spotlight - Shanell aka Snl
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12110193.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another funky dope fresh edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with the singer, songwriter, and dancer Shanell aka Snl.
Shanell is the R&B voice of Young Money, plus a very talented writer having penned Lil Wayne‘s hit single “Prom Queen“. SnL has received a lot of praise from her boss Weezy on several occasions, even appearing on 4 separate tracks of his Gold certified Rebirth album.
The Young Mula Princess started her career as a back-up dancer for other singers in music videos, but then moved in to writing material for hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names, such as Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, Usher, and more. To build on her career, Shanell is now actively promoting her debut studio album by releasing singles and music videos. SnL has also released 5 mixtapes, which feature the likes of her YM label-mates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
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Artist Spotlight - Bianca
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12092973.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another lit edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with LA singer, songwriter, producer Bianca.
BIANCA has been working intensely on, writing, crafting her sound and today releases her first official single: "Eyes On Me". Born and raised in Los Angeles, the smile on her face is like the weather, always shining. Being sensual, funny yet edgy and raw, unafraid to be who she is, the whole essence of being your true self, is what her music is about. She aspires to transform all this warmth and lust for life despite the ups and downs, into extraordinary songs she's putting together for her upcoming mixtape: Cool Kids Travel.
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Artist Spotlight - The Last Wordbender
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12090722.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another dope edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Rockford, Illinois emcee The Last Wordbender.
The Last Wordbender has an upcoming album dropping in Spring titled "Rumble In The Rock" and the lead off single is "Fast Food & No Sleep". The album was inspired by the movie "Rocky" as well as the city of Rockford (The Rock). Not only is Wordbender an emcee but he also dabbles in Spoken Word Poetry, performs and is proactive with his health & community.
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Artist Spotlight - Jahna Sebastian (London, England)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12084250.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another exciting edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with singer, songwriter, producer Jahna Sebastian.
Jahna Sebastian who was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in "Music Business" at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music is a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, hypnotic beats and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckon with. Not only is she an amazing singer and songwriter, she is an accomplished producer and engineer as well as the owner of a recording studio, Multivizion Music which since its inception has become the nucleus of Russian rap and grime scene in London. She has engineered and produced for many artist including the Russian rapper Oxxxymiron who was named Discovery of the Year at the Russian GQ awards.
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Artist Spotlight - Figa 8
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12078009.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Southern California/Queens, New York hip hop artist Figa 8.
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Artist Spotlight - Rasche Brown
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12062951.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we are joined by retired pro wrestler Rasche "Skull Crusher" Brown. Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rasche wrestled in the ROH, WCW, WWF, UWF, and many other organizations.
Along with his tag team partner Keith Walker, Rasche is apart of the longest NWA World Tag Team title reign as The SkullKrushers. In this exclusive "shoot" interview, Rasche discusses his break in the wrestling business, his time in WCW and WWE, and much more.
Artist Spotlight - Izzy Strange (Pittsburgh, PA)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_12009962.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Izzy Strange.
Stephen Hernley better known as Izzy Strange is an artist, producer, and Co-Founder of Beasley’s Corner Bodega based in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA in the small town of Scottdale. He is currently campaigning his new video "Real Love" the first release from his upcoming "A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy" project.
Artist Spotlight - Mehka talks The Color Green: Cash, Color and Cannabis
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11990547.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Invisible Man Media founder Mehka to discuss his upcoming documentary "The Color Green: Cash, Color and Cannabis".
The Color Green: Cash, Color and Cannabis examines the declassification of cannabis in the United State, and just where minorities fit within this new lucrative industry. In its investigation, the film also touch on the stigma and propaganda associated with cannabis, the ineffective war on the drugs and how its racially biased
policies impacted minority communities, just how differently two different generations view cannabis, and how minorities can turn these new laws into a
way to heal, live and build a legacy.
Produced by Mehka (Mecca) for Invisible Man Media, the film shines a light on the burgeoning cannabis industries in Atlanta, Washington D.C.,New York City, New Jersey and Boston, we speak with cannabis professionals, journalists, politicians, experts, political lobbyist, and celebrities, about this new “Green Rush,” and just how it could benefit a group of people once
Artist Spotlight - Jermiside & L-Marr the Star
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11982877.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with L-Marr the Star from the rap duo, Jermiside & L-Marr the Star.
We're Jermiside and L-Marr the Star. We created the God Bless the Child EP to counteract the negative messages currently being pushed in the mainstream and to inspire the next generation to pursue their
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Artist Spotlight - Taiyamo Denku (Milwaukee, WI)
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Artist Spotlight - Sean Deez (Inglewood, California)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11930838.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Wrongkind Records recording artist Sean Deez.
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Artist Spotlight - Treall (Atlanta, Georgia)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11930252.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Atlanta rapper Treall.
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Artist Spotlight - El Lambert (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11921615.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode we politick with El Lambert.
El Lambert is a singer,songwriter,producer,multi-instrumentalist,motivational speaker and ARTrepreneur from Martinsburg,West Virginia.
He has traveled near and far, pursuing his dreams in the music industry in several capacities and ha since launched his professional career as a R&B/Soul artist! Growing up in his father's church, music was always a huge part of El's life, although he never had a passion to sing Gospel music professionally.
After starting his first music production company at age 14,he enrolled in School of Business & Economics at West Virginia University. After honing his leadership, musical, and business skills during his time at WVU, El moved to Washington,D.C to pursue his dreams of becoming a young music mogul. In 2016, after several years away from singing,he decided it was time to fully dedicate him self to his career as an artist.
In his 20+years in music, El been able to accomplish some great things such as: Music Director for the Miss West Virginia State Pageant (Youngest in History), Director of Vocal Music & Performance for the African American Arts & Heritage Academy (Youngest in History),RAW Artist 2016, Selected as one of "DMV's UP Next", selected to perform in national R&B Showcase "R&BLIVE", being featured in You Know I Got Soul & many other music / entertainment blogs, performing during the BET Experience 2016, has won several competitions both for singing and musicianship, launched the "iProDuCe" production series, and most recently has developed a new music experience in DC titled Rhythms & Rooftops.
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Artist Spotlight - Fùnsho (Maryland)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11905909.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Maryland singer/songwriter Fùnsho.
Influenced by luminaries like Lauryn Hill, D’angelo and John Legend, Fùnsho explores territory oft forgotten by peers in his generation while pushing past the sonic boundaries of the R&B genre.
Building on the success of his solo acoustic debut album, "Love Acoustically" and his well received covers on Youtube, Fùnsho released his second album “S.H.E. (Sounds Have Emotions) in September 2015. “S.H.E.”, which takes a noticeably different, producer driven approach, is an eclectic, digitally progressive body of work that draws distinct influences from hip-hop, soul and dance music.
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Artist Spotlight - La Nefera (Switzerland)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11905081.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Dominican emcee La Nefera. Born in the Dominican Republic, La Nefera moved to Switzerland in her teens, forming the WS Crew which released the Nuestra Frequenzia EP in 2009. She is also part of female group Vybezbilder.
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Artist Spotlight - DaBaby (Charlotte, North Carolina)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11890839.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, Po politicks with Charlotte, NC emcee DaBaby aka Baby Jesus.
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Artist Spotlight - Young Freq (Little Rock, Arkansas)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11873803.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Little Rock, Arkansas recording artist Young Freq.
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Business Spotlight - Darius Allen CEO (Siam Smartphones)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11859721.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with the Founder and CEO of SIAM Smartphones Darius Allen.
Darius R. Allen is an international business magnate, serial entrepreneur, successful investor; self help author, motivational speaker, and financial literacy activist. Darius also operates his own blog writing about his latest thoughts on business education, investing, and financial literacy.
Artist Spotlight - Que9 (Detroit, Michigan)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11841813.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with 13 year old BMB Entertainment recording artist Que9.
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Artist Spotlight - Marcus Darc (Erotic City, California)
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with multi-platinum songwriter, producer and R&B charmer Marcus Darc. Marc talks about his start when he put R-Kelly & MGM together back in the 80's, his X-rated lyrics, working with Death Row Records, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - SharJ Music (Columbus, MS)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11811440.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with singer/song writer Shar J.
Born and raised in Columbus, MS, a new indie artist, LaShar, now known as SharJ Music, reflects the art of soulful music. She's molded by musical influences such as Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan, Anita Baker, even Mississippi's own Big K.R.I.T. Facing life's trials, finding her purpose, and finding her voice, through writing, has helped create her most first EP "Public Opinion." Public Opinion is hosted by datpiff.com.
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Artist Spotlight - Fool Boy Marley (Detroit, Michigan)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11794999.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Detroit native Fool Boy Marley. Fool Boy talks his latest single "Better Man", having positive message in your music, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - M.Riich (St. Paul, Minnesota)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11789669.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with St. Paul rapper M.Riich. Riich talks how he's making major moves in L.A., his DollaSignNow imprint, and his collab project Hollywood Trapp'n w/ Rich The Kid.
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Dave Daley - Knock Out Fear in the First Round
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11780946.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Dave Daley The Monster Motivator. Dave is the President of Dave Daley Enterprises, helping executives and their companies, entrepreneurs, salespeople, and motivated individuals looking to take their professional career to the next level!
Artist Spotlight - BL'EVE Brown (Weehawken, New Jersey)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11768173.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of Po Politickin, we politick with New Jersey rapper/producer BL'EVE Brown.
BL’EVE started his musical career as a producer/engineer where he used his drumming background to develop a new sound. Over the years he tweaked this sound by working on projects with DJ WebStar, Mattie Safer (from The Rapture), Funk Master Flex, and C Rayz Walz to name a few. BL’EVE‘s drive and determination opened up many doors, but timing with the emergence of a southern sound quickly closed them.
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Artist Spotlight - Mar-Q (Flatbush, New York)
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11751465.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of Po Politickin, we politick with Flatbush, NY rapper Mar-Q.
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Artist Spotlight - Digital Martyrs
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11735322.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of PoPolitickin, we poltick with producer Off Balance of the Digital Martyrs crew.
The sound of Northern California’s hip-hop trio, the Digital Martyrs, is both newfangled and distinguishable, which had always left a breathless impression on fans at attendance. Their objective in the industry mirrors the intent of hip-hop acts of yesteryear, to provoke and to stimulate. From the antagonistic but affirmative undertones in the lyrics, to the soulful and gritty instrumentals behind them, the Digital Martyrs have stayed successfully relevant despite there obvious movement away from pop-ish, shiny-swag-filled, bubble gum raps. Their efforts are to diverse the hip-hop brand in their sound fusions with old American funk and soul, Brazilian Jazz, and, at times, reggae, and utilizing the rhyme schemes which is only over-shadowed by its abrupt, political nuance. It is the hip-hop that is “all honest,” and “against the grain.” – KUMSFM Geek Thug Radio’s DJ and Live Manikins’ MC, Justin Rubio aka Mr. Lingo. With the anticipation of their new self-entitled album, the soundscape they have created will sure to deliver consistent work to their growing following.
The Digital Martyrs distinct sound stems from a lifetime of musical influence, owning residual characteristics of artists they look to for inspiration, ranging from Immortal Technique to Brother Ali, Mos Def, to Sage Francis.
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Artist Spotlight - Max Fullard
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11700412.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Virginia Beach hip hop artist Max Fullard.
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Artist Spotlight - Shonie Carter
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11664774.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with MMA Legend Shonie Carter. Shonie Carter, is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. He is a former WEC Welterweight Champion, a UFC veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He has also competed in Pancrase, King of the Cage, M-1 Global, KSW and Bellator. He is known for his flashy dress, colorful vocabulary, outlandish personality and use of the spinning backfist in competition.
MMA Legend Shonie Carter talks UFC, Muhammad Ali, Colin Kapernick, Conor McGregor, Rhonda Rousey, War Machine, and more.
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Artist Spotlight - Elise 5000
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11649445.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this episode of Po Politickin, we politick with Cortni Jordan, better known under the stage name Elise 5000 is an American record producer, singer, songwriter and rapper from Bonaire, GA. She has written & produced for R&B music legends.
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Artist Spotlight - Ryan Davis
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11635125.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with comedian Ryan Davis.
Ryan is a comedian out of Concord, NC whose versatile style of comedy has allowed him open for mainstream acts such as Jay Pharoah of SNL, urban acts like Michael Blackson of Next Friday, and eccentric acts like Tom Green of The Tom Green Show. By winning many comedy competitions, starting a successful monthly comedy showcase, and gaining the respect of comedians that have been doing it 20+ years; Ryan proved that the amount of stand-up comedy success that he saw in such a short period of time was not a fluke. Due to his success as a viral internet star, Ryan no longer is an opening act. Though he is known more for his online videos, Ryan isn't like the other internet comedians. He is a duel threat that is the first of his kind.
Artist Spotlight - Rahccy
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11528332.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Los Angeles rapper Rahccy.
Rooted in the Los Angeles' community of Watts, Rahccy is that flower determined to bloom between the cracks of concrete. Her childhood home stands on the very corner where the historical and brutal riots tore apart the city in 1965. Alchemizing an inimitable brand of hip hop, neo soul and gospel and delivering gold, one can hear the pathos of street survival in every lingering beat. With "Miss Jill On 108th" Rahccy's old soul sentiment beams bright as she pays homage to the many older, faceless women in the community who are encountered only briefly but leave a lasting spell. Rahccy holds the torch for those who can't.
Singing in church since the age of eight, Rahccy's talent garnered her initial recognition in high school when she teamed up with fellow student Rob "Galli" Salazar and won their high school competition "Bringin' Down the House" performing at the legendary House Of Blues in Los Angeles. The duo's bond continued and they were featured in a short documentary called "South Of Stars" by KPCC, which still garners views online. After surviving a near fatal car crash in 2015, her life shifted dramatically as she healed and returned back to the studio with a vengeance.
Cites her producer Dwayne "Muffla" Simon, "With a string of multi-platinum hits from my work with LL Cool J to name just a few, I thought my music days were over. The music scene has changed so much and no one was lighting a fire for me. Then I heard Rahccy and I knew I had to come out of retirement. She has that rare quality that artist possess when they are bigger than themselves. Rahccy has that 'it' quality that legends are made of. As a producer, I'm more than excited because I know she is going to blaze hip hop with her passion."
Artist Spotlight - Darryel Woodson aka “The Original White Folks”
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11528297.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Darryel Woodson aka “The Original White Folks”. White Folks is a old school player with more 40 years in the game. In this interview, Darryel shares his wisdom and insight to the next generations of players.
Artist Spotlight - Mitchell Dahood M.A.
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11528252.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with top hypnotherapist and performance coach Mitchell Dahood.
Mitchell Dahood M.A. Is a top Hypnotherapist and Performance Coach and Founder of The Champions Heart Dot Com. He specializes in empowering creative professionals to overcome the chaos confusion fear and doubt of their mind so that they can fulfill the purpose and passion of their heart.
He regularly writes and speaks on the subjects of personal and Spiritual growth and has given away over ½ a million dollars in free products and programs to empower people around the world.
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Artist Spotlight - Alpha Faktion
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11528221.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with underground rap trio Alpha Faktion.
Underground rap trio Alpha Faktion have been hustling and building anticipation the past year for their next project, Creative Control. And today, all that hard work is clearly paying off with a banger of a lead single, “Creative Control,” produced by living rap legend Nottz.
For the uninitiated, the proudly independent group is made up of rapper/producer Azwun, rapper Kraze, and DJ Enyoutee, who had previous success as solo acts. They opted to join forces, however, and have been killing it together ever since. That much is evident throughout “Creative Control,” a neck-breaking anthem for any artist taking their career into their own hands.
Azwun and Kraze make their indie stance well-known throughout their verses, delivering bars like “I broke away from these chains/ man, these industry slaves/ They tried to manage, couldn’t handle the weight/ The wait’s over, motherf*cker/ Keep yo’ hands out the plate”; and “You look confused and I’m not surprised by the ignorance/ Force-feedin’ by hypocrites, team leaders, and simpletons.”
“Creative Control” is a mission statement and one hell of a way to kick off the rollout for their upcoming album of the same name. In addition to Nottz, the project boasts collaborators such as Marley Marl, Marco Polo, Planet Asia, DJ Spinna, and more.
Artist Spotlight - Andre Taylor aka Gorgeous Dre
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11521194.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with life coach, activist, and former pimp Andre Taylor aka Gorgeous Dre.
Andre Lavon Taylor was born on July 13 to a father who was a Pimp and a mother who was a Prostitute. From an early age, it became clear to all who knew Andre that he was destined for a life that would be nothing short of extraordinary.
From early childhood, Andre grew up inside the lining of the underworld, and in that setting gained a remarkable understanding of various facets of human nature that many people never even begin to grasp during their lives. Despite growing up in what many would consider a seedy or perhaps immoral environment, Andre's childhood was a happy one, and one in which he enjoyed the love and attention of both his parents. Andre's father, Mel Taylor, instilled in his son life lessons such as personal accountability, integrity, the value of spirituality, and the importance of education. Andre's unique circumstances allowed his young mind to soak up an education in three forums; the classroom, the church, and the street.
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Artist Spotlight - Angelina Castro
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11519127.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with adult film star Angelina Castro.
Tall (5'8"), busty, and shapely brunette knockout Angelina Castro was born on September 6, 1982 in Havana, Cuba. Angelina has an older sister and a younger brother. Castro moved to the Dominican Republic at age ten. Angelina came to America at age twelve and grew up in Miami, Florida, where she attended private school and participated in school riots against Fidel Castro in exile. Following graduation from high school with honors, Castro went to college to become a chiropractor. After college, Angelina worked as a therapist prior to starting out in the adult entertainment industry in 2009. Among the notable companies Castro has worked for are BangBros, ScoreLand, Reality Kings, Naughty America, Elegant Angel, Fetish Network, Sensational Video, Pure Play Media, and Justin Slayer International. The mother of a son, Angelina is an avid fan of both baseball and basketball.
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Artist Spotlight - Fool Boy Marley
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11519106.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Detroit, Michigan Fool Boy Marley.
Fool Boy confidently hit the ground running with building his name and notoriety from gracing many stages with likes of hip hop heavyweights like Gucci Mane and Machine Gun Kelly, to touring with Charlie Baltimore and Big Heff’s Midwest Industry tour. Fool Boy Marley wasted no time successfully launching his first hit single “Fool Boy oh Boy”, which can be heard throughout local radio broadcasting and mix shows throughout the Midwest.
Focused on making hits and working with artists who bring a different array of sounds and melodies to the world of entertainment, is sure to give Fool Boy Marley the recognition he’s worked so hard to attain. Signed to BMB Records, the industry has taken notice and is keeping a very close eye on Fool Boy, as his dreams and aspirations to become relevant today’s current music culture is becoming his everyday reality and has definitely created an unanticipated and well respected shifted in Detroit hip hop culture.
Artist Spotlight - Dolo the Bandit
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11514757.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we poltick with Bronx raised producer/artist Dolo the Bandit.
Dolo the Bandit is a true student of New York sound and like any great student, adds to that sound. In 2011 he won the Most Original Artist at the Underground Music Awards. He also caught the eye of Spike Lee, scoring placement in Spike’s feature film “You’re Nobody til Somebody Kills You” with his single “Get Down’’. Dolo widened his audience when Quicksilver used that same song for its Pro New York and France Surfing tour. 2012 was also a great year for him, performing at BET Music Matters and dropping Project Monarch, it’s hit single Roach Clips further solidifying him as an up an coming artist. Dolo proved his resiliency, surviving a home invasion, where he barely escaped with his life suffering shotgun injuries to his face and hand. Forced to go on hiatus to recover after multiple surgeries, this year he’s releasing Target Practice, If his new single Lake House is any indication we’re in for a Bandit 2.0 and that should either make you nervous or excited.
Artist Spotlight - Regg Henny
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11514658.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego rap artist Regg Henny.
Artist and social commentator, Reginald Hendricks aka Regg Henny hails from North County San Diego. Influences include Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, NWA, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem and a host of other Hip Hop luminaries. His notable album Life, Love & Confusion was released in 2004, along with numerous mixtape appearances throughout the San Diego area. Never one to shy away from ideological discord, his writing style has continually called into question American society's disparities in education, employment, economics, politics and justice. His current social commentary project R.I.E.T.T.A aims to encourage and galvanize diologue regarding these topics and ultimately change policies that enable social injustice.
Artist Spotlight - Ricky Rude
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11514527.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Camden, New Jersey rapper/producer Ricky Rude.
Born and raised in South Jersey, Ricky spent his youth driving his parents and teachers crazy. After being arrested twice the week of his high school graduation—a ceremony that his family members, doubting his ability to graduate, did not attend—Ricky found within himself a new determination to chase his dream of making music.
After high school, he began carving out a name for himself in the New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles music scenes, differentiating himself by approaching hip-hop with a punk rock attitude. But he truly separated himself from the pack when he caught the eyes of industry heavyweights, Scarface and Trina.
Scarface took Ricky under his wing and worked with him on No Guts, No Glory, making an appearance on the track, “So Immature.” “Scarface is a hip-hop icon,” says Ricky, “so to be mentored by him is an honor.”
Before No Guts, No Glory could even reach the shelves, Ricky found himself on the front pages of gossip blogs after suggestive photos of Ricky and Trina leaked from the set of their “Stripper A**, Model Face” video. Ricky only added fuel to the fire when he responded to the rumors with an enigmatic, "I don't kiss and tell.”
After spending time in Los Angeles and Miami, Ricky has returned to South Jersey, where he’s been working closely with local rappers and producers at his studio, The Tree House, to put together a new album, which he describes as his most autobiographical body of work to date.
Phillip Buchanon - New Money, Staying Rich
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11477532.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode we talk to Phillip Buchanon.
Phillip Buchanon is an entrepreneur, board game developer,writer, and former American football cornerback that played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders 17th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.
Phillip has also played for the Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins.
Phillip discusses his book, New Money: Staying Rich. New Money: Staying Rich dispenses valuable advice, taken from first-hand experiences, to aspiring professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and anyone fortunate enough to be the beneficiary of rapid wealth.
Artist Spotlight - Star Cavalli
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11458452.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Star Cavalli.
Star is currently working as a CEO | Recording Artist | Entertainer | Manager | & Celebrity Photographer (Diddy, Wiz Khalifa, Miley Cyrus, The Game, Nu jerzey devil, 24K the model, Mya, Rich Homie Quan , Que, YG , Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz , TI, Rae Sremmurd, Busta rhymes,50 cent,Erica Jean, Compton Menace, KayOz, Jasmin Calle, Cassiie Melinda , Dede Damati & More) at entertainment company Shore Side Life LLC. founded in 2014 with business partner KayOz Developing and Promoting new Entertainers.
Star Cavalli Returned as a recording artist with her new Miami Nights EP on January 15, 2014 Which is her 7th Project. Also coincidentally dropped on the same date as her Who Is Baby T Vol. 1 Mixtape January 15, 2007 . Star Cavalli stepped back into the entertainment industry as a Celebrity Photographer in 2014 on the Sinners Tour with Da Mafia 6ix (Three 6 Mafia) & Compton Menace .
Star Cavalli made her Casting Director & Acting debut in 2014 in the film "Stripper Wars". Star Cavalli also has her own Pandora radio station & Can be heard on Netflix in international film "Stud Life" . Star Cavalli's Latest mixtape " #HipHopsFavLesbo can be found online. Star Cavalli's Latest entitled "King Valli EP" & "Miami Nights 2 EP" can be found on itunes, tidal, spotify , amazon, pandora, vevo, trapflix & more. Now Residing in between Hollywood, CA Miami, FL & Charlotte, NC @Kayozuncut & @StarCavalli plans to excel in music in film & fashion.
Artist Spotlight - Dux Jones Pt. II
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11458397.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode we politick with Detroit producer/rapper Dux Jones.
Dux Jones (Pronounced “Duke”) this Detroit, Michigan native found his true calling when he fell in love with music. Dux dedicated himself to becoming the ultimate emcee and producer. You might not recognize the name Dux Jones however if you have played NBA2K Chances are you have heard his song “Pourin it on” that he wrote, produced and performed additional you have most likely played NBA2k to track produced by Dux’s on the video game for he has production credits.
Dux for the past year have been working producing tracks for television, placements on video games and submission to other artist. As far as Dux the Artist his single was P.L.M. was shot in London, England. His influences vary; a huge fan of all types of music, movies, and art, Dux Jones would argue that it’s those pieces that “grab the soul” inspire him to reach beyond the song.
In 2008 he halted just long enough to convene with fellow Visionaries, Bey. Together they formed The “Uncanny” Loser Crew, a trinity of masterfully creative minds, devoted to Peace, Love and Enlightenment. Records like Michael Jackson’s Thriller and movies like the Hughes Brothers’ Menace II Society balance Dux between fantasy and reality and allow him to create a world “Where Every Thing’s Different,” but still a reflection of his personal experience. Detroit births a distinct sound; a sound filled with pain, love, passion, fear, faith and strength, Dux plans to continue the legacy.
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Visit Dux Jones Website http://anuncannyworld.com/
Dr. Bill Dyment - Fire Your Excuses
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11451988.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Dr. Bill Dyment.
Dr. Bill Dyment is an expert in permanent personal change. Next month, he will surpass his 2500th presentation by speaking to more than 500 of America’s Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, health institutions and charitable organizations. Dr. Bill is the author of Fire Your Excuses, a book on permanent personal change that examines the excuse areas where we all struggle the most.
Dr. Bill has strong and diverse background in wellness and employee development. In addition, he is a popular radio and podcast guest, a frequent Forbes.com interviewee, and has written numerous publications for human resources and clinical magazines.
Artist Spotlight - Tito Lopez Pt 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11449777.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Mississippi emcee Tito Lopez. In this 8 year followup interview, Tito discusses freestyling for Dr. Dre, his Capitol Records deal, Mississippi hip hop, upcoming projects, and more..
Artist Spotlight - Soufside
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11431310.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Soufside.
Mixing the slick hardcore rap of Rick Ross with more of a traditional, David Banner-styled Southern sound, Bobby R. Colvin, Jr. became rapper/producer Soufside when he joined his high-school hip-hop crew, the Big Shots. After recording some demos with the group, the Columbus, Mississippi native realized he was more of a solo artist than a crew member, so he set off on his own, attending college in Atlanta before returning home. He made his solo debut in 2009 with the mixtape The Hood's Hope, and by the end of the year he signed with the 35*35 label, owned by former NBA star Clarence Weatherspoon.
In 2012 he hit with the singles "Hello" and "Got Me Feeling," along with the EP Hard Work Pays Off. Two years later he dropped some high-profile collaborations with "I'm Just Coolin'" featuring Gorilla Zoe and "Everything Moves" featuring Bun B, both landing in 2014.
Artist Spotlight - Sealy Troh
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11424267.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Sealy Troh.
Agreed! There are numerous young artists hoping to make a name in the genre of Hip-Hop. However none convey ideas with the deliberative flow and youthful, emotive angst as presented in the original lyrics of Eric Trotman – working under the pseudonym of “Sealy Troh.” Born to Barbadian working class parents in the suburbs of Southern California’s Antelope Valley, Sealy’s stage name is a combination of his grandfather’s surname, “Sealy” and Eric’s nickname “Troh.”
“I’m influenced by electronic, experimental, indie, hardcore and hip-hop,” Sealy says with a smile as he reminiscences on his former days as a vocalist in punk/hard rock bands. The range of musical styles Sealy Troh indulges in are eclectic. He is a fan of artist such as “He is Legend,” “Kanye West,” “Atmosphere,” “Bibio,” “Marvin Gaye” as well as “Foster the People.”
“Rapping is a do it yourself genre. If your lines or lyrics are weak than that’s on you. I wanted something that made me responsible for who I am – where I could rely on myself to show up.” When watching Troh perform you can feel his fire, you know this is a man with passion. “It’s like I become a different person,” says Troh, who has performed at dozens of shows around California including the “Relay for Life,” cancer fundraiser and “The School Tour,” thanks to Chris Roker and Randy Hankins. In the Upcoming year, Troh is set to tour with Pell in March, and you can begin to look for him on your radio stations as well. Songs such as: “See Me” ft. Casey Veggies, “We Own the Night” ft. Novel, and “Fly Away” are amongst some of the top crowd favorites to keep your ears entertained.
Artist Spotlight - Coca Vango
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11413752.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Decatur, Georgia rapper Coca Vango.
Artist Bio -
Coca Vango, born to Janice and Amin Best, in Decatur, Georgia, has faced a youth of conflict and struggle. After getting kicked out of high school, and spending time behind bars, Coca’s music allowed him to grow and mold into the man he has become today.
After dropping his first official mix tape, Jugg Rich, in early 2015, Coca’s hit single ‘Recipe,’ received almost 2 million views within the first month of its release! The second mix tape, Jugg Rich 2, will be released before the year ends, with massive sounds to follow.
Artist Spotlight - Dr. Jim Manganiello
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11401279.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Dr. Jim Manganiello.
Dr. Jim is an award winning clinical psychologist, teacher and author.
He’s a longtime innovator in the areas of deep therapy, personal growth, well-being, mindfulness and “inner fitness”. “Dr. Jim” is also an experienced meditation practitioner and teacher.
Your Creative Imagination UNLOCKED Become Who You Truly Are
Discover your hidden path to a deeper sense of self as you join award winning depth psychologist Dr. Jim Manganiello and internationally celebrated abstract artist Frank Arnold in their effort to unlock your creative imagination. Their knowledge and understanding are transforming, as they will restore your creative self through imagery and direct experience. They will awaken your imagination so you can become more of who you truly are and see yourself and the world in a new light. You'll be able break free from your surface mind and experience the creativity of your deeper mind. You'll engage the work of Arnold, Kandinsky, Picasso, Twombly, Rothko and Bansky as you discover the difference between surface mind art and deep mind art.
Artist Spotlight - Schahrzad Morgan
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11374733.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Schahrzad Morgan. Schahrzad is the author the book, The F-ck List - A Sex Memoir.
After 25 years of marriage, Schahrzad, mother of three, files for divorce and decides to embark on a powerful journey of sexual discovery, liberation and freedom. Her memoir, The F-ck List, takes us on her riveting ride over the course of two years, as she lets go of her inhibitions and explores her relationship to her body, desire, and sexuality. The F-ck List is a woman’s courageous story about healing old wounds, discovering pleasure, and claiming lust. A must read if you want to get turned on.
Artist Spotlight - Calico Jonez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11365655.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Memphis rapper Calico Jonez.
Calico Jonez began freestyle rapping as a hobby and dropping numerous mixtapes. His ambition led him to working amongst many legends and major artist in the industry. Throughout many accomplishments Calico Jonez expresses that he is major without the majors, independently touring major cities, landing videos on MTV and obtaining radio airplay consistently.
Calico Jonez' movement is "SwishGang" and united with Bleu Davinci they formed the division BMF Swishgang. S.W.I.S.H stands for successful, wise, independent, staying humble. The whole movement is dedicated to the every individual who was told they could not make it, to those with shattered dreams and the less fortunate.
Calico Jonez and Swish Gang are extremely active in numerous charity events throughout Atlanta and donate time food, clothing and school supplies to several organizations on a regular basis. Though some of his music may be appear negative in subject matter, the message is clearly in the open, stories are told from lifestyles in which listeners may or may not have experienced.
Artist Spotlight - Holleywood
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11344260.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politikin. In this episode, we politick with DMV rapper/producer Holleywood.
Darien "Holleywood" Holley started out as an Artist from Washington DC, to becoming a well known Songwriter/Producer in the DMV Area. The Producer/Songwriter produced and distributed his very first project" Speakers and Sneakers" through Swagg Gang Ent restablished as THE INFINITE , a brand management firm founded by Holleywood. His talent had soon been recognized by numerous of Heavy Hitters including AWARD WINNING (DEF JAM) MUSIC PRODUCER Walter "Skyz Muzik" Brown whi Credits include: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Keri Hilson . Skyz offered Holleywood his first internship in NYC . After tutelage in the craft , Holleywood went onto own and manage Two Studios in the DMV . Life lessons were soon learned by the failure of endless business ventures, which led Holleywood to relocate to Atlanta GA , where he caught the eye of Grand Hustle A&R Consultant Bruce Billingy , also moving on to work with DJ Scream (MMG) and A1 White ( SIdewalk Executives).
The Artistically Inclined Musician`s creativity has enabled him to work on records featuring Major and Indie artist such Chi Ali , Jadakiss, Vado , Raheem Devaughn, Mysonne , Fat Trel , Asap Mob , Rolls Royce RIzzy ,Kingpen Slim , and many more
Artist Spotlight - That Nation
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11338637.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with rap duo That Nation.
Artist Bio -
LiL BiLL Swavey & Dezzy-D came together as individual artists in the beginning with LiL BiLL Swavey reigning in from Houston Texas and Dezzy-D holding it in Opelousas, Louisiana. The duo started together at the age of 16 each as freshman at Opelouas High School. It went from talent shows to bigger shows around the city and soon around the state.
LiL BiLL Swavey & Dezzy-D each have their fair share of solo mixtape projects already displayed to the world such as LiL BiLL Swavey's "Bill of Writes" mixtape to Dezzy-D's "Fans Ova All" mixtape, then LiL BiLL Swavey's "Nostalgia EP" to Dezzy-D's "The Orphanage" & "No Denying Me (Hosted By DJ Ya Boy Earl)" mixtapes. Now with their debut and most recent collaboration project "It Ain't Dat Easy (Hosted By DJ Ya Boy Earl)" mixtape being available right now for download on LiveMixtapes tallying over 11K+ views, this was their most successful project yet. They started racking in major numbers together doing remixes and covers on YouTube with one of their major covers to Big Sean & Kanye West's "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay" totaling up to 60K+ views. They've skyrocketed to the top of the city of Opelousas, Louisiana as major lyricists and songwriters with many faces looking up to them, both young and older.
Artist Spotlight - DeeDay
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11325523.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of PoPolitickin. In this edition, we politick with New Orleans rapper DeeDay.
Rapper, writer and producer DeeDay (aka Danny Rogers) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 1, 1989. DeeDay grew up on the West Side of New Orleans with his older sister and parents. He saw poverty, drug deals and crime in his neighborhood but DeeDay was determined to choose a different path. As he entered his teen years, DeeDay used writing and rapping as an escape. He says, “Music takes me to another place.” He began engaging in rap battles and realized that he could hold the attention of large groups with his words. As he began to see the power of his words and rapping as a career, DeeDay released in New Orleans many street tapes before releasing four mix-tapes to the music community outside of New Orleans. The last two mix tapes were cosigned by DJ Don Cannon, a prominent Grammy Award nominated hip-hop record producer and DJ.
DeeDay has performed and appeared in more than 100 cities including Houston, New York and Miami. DeeDay’s passion is evident as he performs with a raw, relentless drive living every word. A pivotal moment in his life occurred in 2015, when his road manager was shot and killed. DeeDay immediately penned some lyrics and says it reminded him that, “Your life can change in an instant and you must live every moment to the fullest.” See his video tribute on YouTube Long Live Stunna.
DeeDay has been featured in Complex Magazine, Thisis50.com, Hip Hop Weekly, Hot 97s That’sNuff and Power 106 in Los Angeles with Mando Fresko. His collaborations with other artists include: DMX, Juicy J, MGK, Nipsey Hussle, Kevin Gates, Bun B and Cam’ron. His video and song “Hanging On” has been aired on MTV www.mtv.com/videos/dee-day. DeeDay was featured and performed on Rock T’s Stomp Wars in 2014. This led to a demand for him to address and perform for high school students and spread his positive message of always doing the right thing to reach your goals. DeeDay’s social media presence has grown organically.
Artist Spotlight - Semore Buckz
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11322584.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Semore Buckz is an independent Hip Hop artist who has a deep respect for the hip hop, and what it was meant to stand for. In a world filled with cookie cutter artists, Semore stands out because of his talent, swagger and genuine love of music. Unlike other artists who try to rush into the industry, Semore Buckz took his time, studying the business and what it takes to succeed. Having taken the time to fine tune his sklls and master the art of MCing, this deeply talented individual is ready to breath new life into the rap game. Semore Buckz specializes in using words and poetic timing to illustrate elaborate mental pictures for his listeners
Artist Spotlight - J $wift
Born and raised in the infamous streets of South East San Diego J Swift developed a love for music at a very early age and found it as the perfect way to communicate his thoughts. As early as elementary school he began to write his first rhymes and while most kids were worried about video games and candy, J Swift balanced his time focusing on perfecting his musical writing skills. J Swift took lessons from Hip Hop legends such as Jay Z, Method Man, 2-Pac and Biggie Smalls and combined their musical sounds with the classic oldies his father would listen too and brought them together too begin developing his flow and musical sounds. In Middle School J Swift got his first recognition when he allowed a friend to listen to a recording he had created at home and without telling his friend it was him rapping he was told that whoever it was on the tape was amazing and needed to keep creating music.
As J Swift entered High School he continued to record music and finished his first mix tape before graduation. This mixtape wasn’t really given the promotion it deserved as at the time J Swift was more focused on playing basketball. Upon his graduation however he picked music as the talent that would get his full attention and quickly reconnected with a number of Southern California entertainment professionals. As he began to record new music J Swift began gaining more and more attention within the West Coast music industry and was asked to appear on the San Diego classic “D.O.M. The Re-Mixtape.” This appearance not only led to more people taking notice of J Swift’s brand but also led to him being asked to create and release his own Re-Mixtape which he titled “$wift iz the name.” Both the release of this project along with his epic release party held in downtown San Diego established J Swift as a true force to be reckoned with and has him preparing new projects for release as well as building his own label in which he plans to not only release his own music through but also develop other artists on.
As J Swift continues to build upon his brand with promotional tours that have him traveling state to state spreading his music to the masses as well as creating new materials he quickly is coming upon his goal of becoming the best from the West.
Artist Spotlight - PlayBoySwag
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11279103.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />PlayBoySwag is a independent artist with his own incoporated company PlayWorldMusic. PlayBoySwag most notable penned record is "Choppa Down" performed by French Montana. PlayBoySwag currently has a charting single on MediaBase, "Can't Call It", produced by multi-platinum producer Jahlil Beats and mastered by the multiple Grammy-Winner Chris Gehringer at NYC legendary Sterling Sounds. His record, "Can't Call It", has also charted on the Digital Charts and have been publicly recognized by top name DJ's in their respectable cities such as DJ Envy, DJ Divine Martino, DJ Ceelo, DJ King Assassin, The MixMaster88, and much more. He appeared in the XXL Freshmen Cover issue set for in June 15. He has performed at SOB's opening for Teyanna Taylor, Miami's King Of Diamonds with "We The Best" DJ Nasty, and Santos Party House for the BXC Festival most recently. He recently performed in Jamaica and during OVO Fest weekend.
Artist Spotlight - JP One
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11267866.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In a day and age where lyricism seems to be the extinct, JP ONE, born Alvin Hill, has made it his sole focus. As an artist, he has crafted some of the most captivating hip- hop to date. As the CEO of Gifted & Talented, LLC, he has become one of the leading forces in Detroit’s hip-hop scene. He has released five critically-acclaimed mixtapes, close to two dozen videos and has been featured on WorldStar, VladTV, and othertop hip-hop sites… All of this in less than four years, since he was released from prison after serving nine years. This life has not been an easy journey for JP ONE, who was born in Detroit, MI, but soon moved to Benton Harbor, MI, after his father passed from a drug overdose. After a troubling 11 years with his mother, he would bounce around between foster homes and family members to juveniles for years, but he never gave up on his dreams.
At 15, he would sign to Motown Legend, Barrett Strong’s, Blarritt Records, as “Jackpot”. Although he would finish recording his debut album, Tha Chosen One, it would never see the light of day, due to an ill-fated brush with the law. While incarcerated, he occupied his time by writing lyrics and reading business books. Upon his release, he wasted no time. He started his own record label immediately and released his first mixtape, Tha Power of ONE, exactly four weeks after his release. Now, performing under the moniker, JP ONE, short for “Jackpot Tha Chosen One”, he performed at clubs all around Detroit, and before he released his second project, A Beautiful Mind, he was being heralded as one of the local artists on the come-up. A few years and three more mixtapes later and JP ONE was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Artist and his project, Gifted & Talented, was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Album at the Detroit Underground Hip-Hop Awards, where JP ONE was also one of four performers. JP ONE recently released the first installment of the Fire & Brimstone trilogy on March 9th, which featured the hit single, “City Under Siege”, featuring fellow Detroit lyricist, and recent signee to Nas’s, Mass Appeal Records, Boldy James. The second installment was released July 27th and features Elzhi, Gulity Simpson, and Black Milk, who also produced a track for the project. The future has never looked brighter for this rising star.
Artist Spotlight - Tikko
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_11263221.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Coty “Tikko” Smith AKA “Fastest Tongue N Da South” born and raised in Columbus, MS. Owner/recording artist of DueceTre Entertainment, LLC. Previous projects include "Voluntary Manslaughter" (2006) “Twenty10: Da Future”(2010), “Twenty10: Da Future Chap II”(2010), “Fastest Tongue N Da South”(2011), "Hood Ties" (2013), "LoCo" (2013), and "ReSIPProcation" (2015). Has worked with main stream artist from the likes of Pastor Troy, Rich Boy, Dirty Boyz, and even Grammy Award winning Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Artist Spotlight - Tony Moreaux
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10987854.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />On the outskirts of Boston, Massachusetts, coming from the east side of a small city going by the name of Lynn, born on February 20th, 1991 is Tony Moreaux. A fair amount of culture runs through Tony's blood especially with him being part French Canadian and part African American. Tony comes off as a lyrical cat with a twist of generation Y with his catchy and infectious hooks. Tony is also a producer who has not only produced for himself, but worked with a variety of artists from his city. Aggressive bars, witty punchlines and always real is what makes Tony such a special artist. He is speaking about things that appeal to a wider audience but most of all things people can relate to.
Tony can go from putting together a gritty boom bap track to switching flows on an ignorant trap record and always holding his own on any featured slot that is thrown his way. As an artist, Tony is giving you his take on life from the "regular guy" perspective without being "regular" or typical. His creativity allows him to keep his product as raw and fresh as ever. Just like anyone else, the man has a story and he gives you just that without any fabrication.
Artist Spotlight - ClarkAirlines
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10904889.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Chicago rapper ClarkAirlines.
The Illinois native began his career at the age of fifteen years old. During his high school years, ClarkAirlines made a name for himself on the court, but dreams of becoming a professional basketball player were soon overpowered by a stronger desire to become a recording artist. Sky- rocketing into the cyberworld, ClarkAirlines and TCU gained notoriety for its three part “Chi- Cypher”, linking some of Chicago’s hottest artists. Now ClarkAirlines is taking off with futuristic vocal styling and memorable lyrics.
Artist Spotlight - Maja7th
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10874538.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Midwest producer Maja7th.
Maja 7th has captivated audiences, and formed new relationships to become an up and coming producer on the underground hip hop scene. With placements such as being a key producer for the The Almighty album, “Original Sin -Strength In Numbers”, consisting of Wu-tang affiliate, Killah Priest, along with Bronze Nazareth, M-Eighty, Son-one, Crayz Walz and 5 Star (2008) to his first solo project The Breakout which featured artists such as Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halsted Pill, L.E.P Bogus Boys, GLC, YP and other artists from Chicago. The video for Maja7th’s track On My Own featuring Freddie Gibbs and Mikkey Halsted was also featured on MTV JAMS in 2010. He has also worked with artists such as Add-2(Jamala), Real Talk, Neak ,Dominique Larue and Mike Schpitz to name a few.
Artist Spotlight - EK
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10839428.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Boston rapper EK.
Growing up in Nigeria, EK realized he was always an outgoing child, able to articulate himself through his words. At the age of 10, EK moved to the United States. Living in an unfamiliar land, he connected with the wrong crowds and constantly struggled to defend his heritage. EK was arrested at 14, and the shocks of possible imprisonment made him realize that he needed to change his ways and find another outlet for his emotions. EK took out a pen and paper and began to write.
Currently, EK is collaborating with Ryan Sparker, the co-writer of Eli Reed's album "Nights Like This". EK regularly appears at music venues throughout the Boston area including Church, the Strand Theater, and Bentley College. EK's music has been broadcast on radio stations including 88.9 WERS in Boston, and he has appeared on BNN TV's "Shine" program. EK says, "I want my music to tell my life's story and speak of my challenges adapting to a world that knows how to stop dreaming. I want to be an example to young people that dreams can come true!"
Artist Spotlight - Antonio Breez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10831462.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with rapper, singer, songwriter Antonio Breez.
Antonio was born in Brooklyn, New York But he currently represents musical talent of Massachusetts .
Antonio has been composing his own music since 2005, and is currently signed to Gittuff Entertainment under the management of Jordel Sanchez, along with a variety of Other Musical acts such as rap duo “ Perfekt &Chance “; and the very prosperous “Dmoney Martinez” . Antonio has been blessed with a rich line of musical talent in his family as his great grandfather was a folklore musician in Honduras and his great uncle is an international superstar named Aurelio Martinez.
“I feel like Music is something I was born to do!” says Antonio. “It’s a way for me to channel out my emotions and express the way I see things through my eyes. I feel Free!”
Artist Spotlight - V8 Wrongkind
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10749000.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Wrongking rapper, producer, and engineer V8.
V8 was born and raised in Pasadena, CA and got involved in the street life as a teen, when he became a member of the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods. At 19 he was hit with a 2 year prison sentence and some time after his release starting focusing on his music full-time. About 3 years ago he caught the attention of Mitchy Slick who took interest in his musical style and made him an official member of Tha Wrongkind. Since then, V8 has put out 4 or 5 mixtapes, the most recent being "Pasadena State of Mind." Within the last year or so he became a certified music engineer, so on top of rap he also produces, mixes, and masters a lot of his own music. His next release under Wrongkind Records will be "Under the Influence," which is due out July 14th.
Artist Spotlight - Champ Dibiase
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10733639.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Champ Dibiase. Champ is an aspiring hip hop artist, producer from Maryland, currently residing in Atlanta. Combining clever wordplay, outlandish imagery, a twisted sense of humor and reflective commentaries into distinctive, cutting style sets. Paired with intense, earnest delivery and a unique sound.
September 2014 found Champ releasing his first independent project titled 'Pre Season', a collection of five incredible songs, with the lead singles, 'Promise' and 'Addiction Intervention'. October 31, Champ released yet another brilliant EP titled, 'Back On My 6'. With lead singles, 'Red Moon' and 'Put It Down'. Not to have any letdowns, December 17th, Champ released yet another stellar effort, in the new mixtape titled, 'Caesar'. Lead singles off the project are 'Crown Royal' with self titled single and debut video 'Caesar'. Accompanied by his debut video A Day In The Life: Building of Medicii - Champ - 'The Caesar Video...
Artist Spotlight - Trab
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10634393.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Tampa, Florida rapper Trab. Trab discusses his latest project entitled "No Interviews".
Artist Spotlight - Ether L Banks
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10613113.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Ether L Banks.
Ether L Banks is a female artist based in London and part of a collective group FAMSQUAD from Chicago/Indiana. Ether started indulging in music from an early age after a few sessions with ROOTS MANUVA. Ether L Banks has collaborated with Dizzy Wright , GLC , Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia , Michael Rocks and many more. In 2014 , she released attraction , which garnered over 8,000 views across the web. In 2015 , she released her first audio visual treatment entitled Repent from her debut soundtrack ‘’Purple Light District’’ and went on to gain 30,000 views. To date Ether L Banks and Famsquad have received support from 2DopeBoyz, Complex USA, Allhiphop.com, The Source, Fake shore Dive, MTV, DJ Skee, Sway in the morning, Sirius XM, Hip Hop Nation, On The Come Up TV and many more.
Artist Spotlight - Chaos
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10576920.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Replacing swift left and right hooks for hooks in captivating compositions, Born 2 Win Entertainment Recording Artist “Chaos” who was born Jameel Laboo, is the next contender fully prepared to compete for Hip Hop distinction. A proficient boxer, the New Jersey native used boxing as a stress reliever until he realized music enabled him to do the same thing and that it was his true calling.
Chaos began writing music as a way to just get his feelings out. But after hearing the late Tupac Shakur it became his dream. Growing up in Newark, New Jersey wasn’t easy. He was exposed to the many hardships of his rough, poverty stricken neighborhood. His father was a drug addict which led his mother to take on the responsibility of being a father as well. His mother worked very hard to provide for her children but she wasn’t able to keep up with the mounting bills.Chaos decided to help his mother and took to the streets very young.
Newark is a city listed as one of the deadliest places in the world was his home. But he always used music as his get away from his reality. The neighborhood loved to hear him rap, so his hood fame grew fast. But unfortunately his criminal cases did as well. Chaos lost trial, and had his 1st child in the same year. As he sat in prison he knew he had to make a big decision. And upon his release that’s what he did. Go hard with his music and raise his daughter. Chaos came home on a bigger level than he was before he left.
Releasing a series of records with big artist such as Maino, Amil, and Lee Mazin and working with producers like Sedeck Jean and DJ Scoob. He is focused and ready to take over the world, he is currently working on his new mixtape “Never Change 2”. His previous mixtape “Never Change” included his hit single “Hate If You Wanna” ft Troy Ave which was on MTV Jams, VH1, all over blog sites like Hip Hop DX, ThisIs50, The Source, All Hip Hop etc, and in heavy radio rotation. With everything now in place Chaos is ready for the world to know him. But the question is, is the world READY?
Artist Spotlight - BloodSport Pt II
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10394460.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Philly emcee BloodSport.
BloodSport gives us a update on life, current projects, and Team Gold Medal.
Artist Spotlight - Sam Scarfo Pt II
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10372918.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by New Jersey hip hop artist Sam Scarfo. Sam discusses the difference between rapping and being an artist, working with Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and his latest release "5 Million Stories"
Artist Spotlight - Kenny Shane
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10301243.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with NY rapper Kenny Shane. Kenny discusses "Think and Grow Rich", new projects and goals for 2015.
Artist Spotlight - Dawn McClain
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10272863.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Dawn McClain has emerged from the same rich soil of so many other great African American singers. Like so many powerhouses and trailblazers in music, Dawn began singing in the church at a very early age. An 80's baby with a splash of 60's and 70's influence, and a sprinkle of gospel roots, she blends and bridges the generation gap between these eras in music, melodically suspending time.
Ms. McClain is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and a natural humanitarian and advocate for women’s health and cancer awareness. Dawn was diagnosed in 2010 with ovarian cancer. Never one to faultier she embraced cancer with GOD’s grace and has been in remission now for four years.
Dawn McClain calls the show she gives “The Experience”, because it is just “that” an Experience. If you ask her, how she would like to live out the rest of her days… She would say, “Performing”. There is nothing that she loves more than the opportunity to interact with her supporters. In “The Experience”, she gives you all the passion her heart can give, by filling the room with and bathing the crowd in the essence of song. Music with passion and force, sensuality and jazz, bluesy rock-steady R&B, funk and futuristic soul...that is, “classic soul groove gumbo”. Your ears will be tantalized with the vocal influences of her mentors, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Rachelle Ferrell, Jill Scott, and Ledisi.
Ms. McClain’s career thus far has been a journey filled with “rare” opportunity for a independent artist. She calls it a blessing and God’s grace, that her projects (“The Love Project”, “Dance Chronicles”, and her most resent release “Life is Beautiful” ) were touched with production and co-writing collaborations, from some of the industry’s most sought after Grammy nominated writers and producers. She has graced the stage and performed with Industry legends such as Roberta Flack, Jeane Carne, Ann Nesby, Kem, Gordon Chambers, Tony Terry, Mint Condition, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Stevie Wonder, N' Dambi Blu, Liv Warfield, Lela James, Erykah Badu, Donnie, Frank McComb, Johnny Gill, Malcom Jamal Warner, and Chrisette Michele. She has been featured on Good Day Atlanta, V-103’s “Art and Jazz”, 102.5's “Art & Soul” Summer Music Series, Centennial Olympic Park's “Wind down Wednesdays, Amateur Night at the Apollo (and won), and the highly acclaimed Michael Baisden Show.
Her latest project Life Is Beautiful features “Cant Call It Love”. The heartfelt ballad, produced by Grammy award winning producer Dave "Jam" Hall, finds Ms. McClain showcasing her vocal prowess as she sings about a woman who is in a no strings, sexual relationship with a married man. “OOO, Not the way my momma raised me/ or what my father'd be proud of/ got caught up in my own fantasy/ and I can't even call it love/ it just feels good/ I can't even call it love/ but I want it /I can't even call it love/ cause I need it" she belts.
When asked what was her inspiration for the record she states, " I wanted to write something controversial, something no other female performer/writer in this day and age was brave enough to write about. "Can't Call it Love" is about a woman who is with this man just for sex. She knows it's wrong, she knows what's at stake, but she doesn't care. Although I don't agree with creating any type of sexual relationship with a married man, I believe a lot of women have found themselves in this type of situation. I have friends who do this, I've listened to them explain to me why they would take such risks, and "Can't Call it Love" is my translation of how I think they feel."
Ms. McClain is currently doing dates, her next scheduled show “An Evening With Dawn McClain featuring Mista P Jones” is on December 6th at the JunkYard Bar & Grill in Houston, Texas. She is also working on new music and collaborating with other artist on their projects. When asked about working with Dawn McClain, Kathy Liautaud of KLPR Group stated, “Dawn McClain is a passionate, fearless, resilient artist that didn’t allow her adversaries to hinder her goals, she used it as fuel and inspiration to accomplish them. She is multi talented and a breath of fresh air to the industry; she doesn't compromise herself to follow the popular trend. We are honored to have her on our roster”.
Dawn McClain is a brilliant, gifted and stellar talent on the rise and is destined to reach super star status and become a household name.
Artist Spotlight - Slick Rock
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10130549.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bio:
Rapper Slick Rock was born BeJorn Johnson on July 20, 1992. His mother named him after the World’s #1 French Tennis Player, Bjorn Borg. An Atlanta, Ga native raised in the city of Decatur where some of today’s hottest artists were bred, Keri Hilson, Ludacris and more; Bejorn was born to be a star. Slick Rock adopted his rap name from having a slick tongue for rap lyrics and being a rock in his neighborhood. Rock stands hard against all odds and he never backs down from anything.
Slick Rock, the 22 yr. old with exquisite looks is bringing something neoteric to the rap game. His sound is strong vocally, hard hitting tracks with slick lyrics to seal it all. Inspired by his older brother who made rap look easy, he guided Slick Rock into rapping and perfecting his skills. Although his skills were amateur and unpolished, he never gave up. Listening and studying some of his favorite rappers T.I., Rocko, and Young Dro brought him up to the level of skill he’s at today, superb.
Recently, Slick Rock has been in the studio recording a mix tape while working a 9-5 job to pay for his music project. During this time he was discovered by now mentor and music producer Haitian Monk. His drive and dedication caught the eye of the CEO of Hublot Music Group in Atlanta, Ga. Haitian Monk has signed Slick Rock to Hublot Music Group’s Independent Record Label and is the first artist to be released. The dynamic duo has been brewing hits in the studio for 8 months and is about to drop an EP/Album/Mix tape for release in early 2014.
Slick Rock is a hot new hip hop artist who’s mass appeal is bringing back raw commanding rap vocals, and infectious hooks all penned by himself. Expect the unexpected from this future “Icon”, SLICK ROCK as he gives his “Blood, Tears, and Gold” for his family, community, and fans.
As of 2014, Slick Rock's forthcoming mix tape titled: "Americano Pablo" has been brewing and grilling in the studio. Rock's best sound yet to be fully released early 2015. The promo cd has been released in the streets of Atlanta with the first single "Hard 2 Choose" already burning up the online hip hop radio stations. He recently won K-100's "ill or kill" this week and is now in rotation. Slick Rock has been performing throughout Atlanta at some of the hottest clubs like Club Vinyl, GME Lounge, and his upcoming performance will be at Suede Lounge Atl; his infectious performances have been gaining him more fans and love on the club scene.
Artist Spotlight - Dedrick Jamaal
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_10091995.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Who is Dedrick Jamaal? The Baton Rouge, LA lyricist is on his way to becoming hip hop’s next breakthrough artist. After garnering much success from his debut project Overnight and single, “Broadway,” which featured on over 50 urban and internationally publications as well as being voted #1 on numerous music video countdown shows, Dedrick is ready to claim his spot in the hip hop game.
Whether it’s crafting feel-good tunes or mellow jams questioning the status quo, Dedrick has a singular sound that sets him apart. Dedrick’s lyrics show an immense thoughtfulness and a big heart at the base of his art. His soulful and energetic delivery allows him to drop lyrical jewels while entertaining listeners with a smooth and polished flow.
Now as a part of Blacklight Music Group (home to Dylan Cage and Hey Daem), Dedrick Jamaal is now focused on delivering a quality sound that blends a diverse array of topics with entrancing melodies. His goal is to provide his audience with an authentic experience reminiscent of the classic hip hop legends such as Jay-Z, T.I and Nas with a mixed of new hip hop like Drake, Kanye West, and J. Cole to name a few.
Be ready to experience the raw hunger of southern roots as it's mixed with the big city feel and flair, the way only Dedrick Jamaal can deliver it!
Artist Spotlight - Jahna Sebastian
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9871995.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with actress, artist, singer, and songwriter Jahna Sebastian.
Jahna Sebastian who was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in “Music Business” at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music is a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, hypnotic beats and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckon with. Not only is she an amazing singer and songwriter, she is an accomplished producer and engineer as well as the owner of a recording studio, Multivizion Music which since its inception has become the nucleus of Russian rap and grime scene in London. She has engineered and produced for many artist including the Russian rapper Oxxxymiron who was named Discovery of the Year at the Russian GQ awards.
Ms. Sebastian continues to pursue music while raising her daughter born in 2008 (whose father is American super producer Swizz Beatz) and for three years she had been mostly working behind the scenes juggling motherhood and work. After producing and engineering a few hundred songs for other artists, releasing her “Emancipation EP” in 2009 and a few other songs independently, filming three music videos and acting in three short movies, a feature film "Reversed" release in 2012 and numerous commercials, she is focusing on her solo career and upcoming projects. She has an astonishing track record of hundreds of songs including recording entire album by Oxxxymiron “Vechniy Jid” which had been rated Best Rap Album of 2011 in Russia and nominated for Russian Urban Music Awards. She is currently working on her upcoming album and collaborating with other artist on their projects.
Artist Spotlight - Signif
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9769998.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another great edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Milwaukee, Wisconsin emcee Signif.
Signif is an uniquely talented emcee who chooses to channel the ART of Hip-Hop in her songs rather than the hype that surrounds the “prototype” of the female emcee. The New York resident, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was frst turned on to Hip-Hop by her older brothers. At age 8, her love for the music was explored through written expression and her poetic musings progressed to an active participation in Freestyling.
Starting in 2009 with Beautifully Flawed, an EP that would introduce her to the game as a viable artist, followed by The Transition in 2010,when people really started to take notice and recognize her as someone who could add something fresh to the Hip-Hop landscape. Helping to keep the ball rolling forward in 2010, she released a remix project as well as several clean and crisp music videos produced by Alphabang Productions. In 2011 and 2012, Signif released both Significant Wizdom and Significant Wizdom II: Atypical, respectively. After hitting off 2013 opening for Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch, Signif recently returned from an international tour in France and is currently working on her 5th solo project, titled Friction.
Artist Spotlight - TalenTD
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9674270.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego singer, rapper, and songwriter TalenTD. Po and TalenTD discusses football, current projects, and dream chasing.
Artist Spotlight - Nando
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9615463.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego hip hop artist Nando. Topics include his label Pacific Ocean Records, Latino rappers, and new projects.
Artist Spotlight - Jak Skelly
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9348243.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with New York emcee Jak Skelly.
Artist Bio -
Born Mike Rivera and hailing from the birthplace of Hip Hop, New York City, Mike was raised on the pioneers of hip hop, from Nas to Wu-Tang to Big Pun and Canibus. Growing up as the youngest of 4 brothers, Mike watched his olders brothers lip sync some of hip hop’s most classic rhymes and at the age of 7 he began to write his own rhymes so he can impress them. Gaining a love and a passion for music, Mike ventured into the underground hip hop scene using the moniker Mike J Gottie. As Mike J Gottie, he toured the north-east along with Dj Puerto Roc (Canibus Road Dj) and established himself as one of the best up and comers. Through years of touring and recording, Mike took a personal leave from hip hop in 2009, but in the fall of 2012 with a new vision and new identity he came back under the name Jak Skelly and in 2014 he was named lyrical artist of the year. Now in 2014 he wants to hold that title to great honors with the release of several new projects including Jak Madness (31 songs in 31 Days) and the highly anticipated “Respect The Mecca” V.1.
Currently, Jak has released both the single "Respect The Mecca" & "Catching Planes" and will release tomorrow Jak Madness, which will be 31 songs in 31 Days (March 1st -31st). I have added Both singles and the first record off Jak Madness. If you need anything else ill send right away.
Artist Spotlight - Bigstat
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_9315742.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Connecticut hip hop artist, record producer, and studio engineer Bigstat.
Gary Monteleone (born April 25, 1984), better known by his stage name Bigstat, is an American hip hop artist,record producer, and studio engineer. In 2008 Bigstat went on a national tour with Hip Hop artists Method Man & Redman, Termanology and Rapper Big Pooh from hip hop group Little Brother. In 2009 he continued to tour with Method Man & Redman and Ghostface Killah from the Wu Tang Clan. Performing at sold out venues fromBest Buy Theater in Times Square to House of Blues in Hollywood.
In the summer of 2009 Hip Hop Legend Krs-One did a freestyle at the Rock the bells festival introducing Bigstat. Shortly after on Labor Day of 2009 Bigstat released his debut mixtape titled Dont Quit Your Dayjob hosted by Redman. Bigstat later toured as a special guest alongside Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch of The Lox in 2010. Stat later released a video of behind the scenes tour footage over a song titled Dreamkiller featuring Dion Primo.
In 2011 BigStat released his first official single titled Pain; a heartfelt song going into detail about the murder of his mother. The song debuted on Hartford's radio station Hot 93.7 Wzmx. The Music Video Debuted on 50 Cent'sThisis50 website, and Later that day Stat performed Pain live on Fox 61 News to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Later that year Stat performed several shows alongside Eminem's newest supergroupSlaughterhouse. Stat Ended the year off performing in the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam Cypher alongside Drake and Wiz Khalifa in front of 20,000 fans at the XL Center in Hartford CT.
In 2012 Bigstat gained national attention freestyling live with The Roots on the Late night with Jimmy Fallon Show. While performing he gained the attention of Regis Philbin gaining Bigstat several shout outs from Regis during his interview. In April of 2012 Bigstat released the viral 2am Marriot Cypher with Method Man. The video gained 250,000 views in a week across the internet and was featured on sites such as hiphopdx,worldstarhiphop, rapradar, and defsounds. Bigstat is Currently working on his first Solo album titled Heart of a Lion the release date is TBA.
Artist Spotlight - Emerson Windy
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8913386.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego, California hip hop artist Emerson Windy. Closely compared to Andre 3000 for his one-of-a-kind style and flavor, Emerson Windy has created a sound that is as unique as his story. A never ending curiosity for music, personal and professional growth Emerson Windy continues to push the envelope creating records with and producing music for artists such as 2 CHAINZ, FRENCH MONTANA, FUTURE, WAKA FLOCKA, SNOOP DOGG, KOKANE, THREE 6 MAFIA, GLASSES MALONE, WC, CROOKED I, LIL NIQO, TINO COCHINO, AND THA REALIST. While his own sound is different from those he produces, Emerson Windy provides the perfect mix of music for any setting. Playing on Pandora Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio with artists like N.E.R.D., Gym Class Heroes, Pitbull, B.o.B and LMFAO, Emerson Windy has amassed a fan base that can't get enough of his music.
Artist Spotlight - Severe Pt. II
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8801879.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Harlem, New York artist Severe. Severe discusses his relationships with Ron Browz, Azie Faison, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr..
Artist Spotlight - Dux Jones
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8747461.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Detroit, Michigan rapper/producer Dux Jones. Dux discusses being featured on the hit game series NBA 2K, his 10 year grind, and the thrills of studio life.
Artist Spotlight - N-Pire Da Great
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8609637.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with N-Pire Da Great. Hailing from Sacramento, California, N-Pire Da Great was born Nashua Hamilton during the era of the growing Crypts and Bloods gang wars, but also during burgeoning new music genre called hip-hop/rap. Raised in a single-father household due to the incarceration of his mother for most of his life, N-Pire’s ears were opened to the emerging music form through the sounds of Run-DMC and LL Cool J, but the sounds of 90s hip-hop heavyweights Nas, Tupac, Mobb Deep, and Tribe Called Quest is what furthered progressed his ear.
However, it wasn’t until high school when he began to take the art form seriously as a career. Local labels were courting the teen emcee, and when N-Pire was 21, even more validation came in the form of props from rap veteran Kurupt. “I was in a studio in L.A recording a song with a producer I was working with at the time, and Kurupt walked in. I had actually stepped out of the studio to smoke and came back in and I could hear him say ‘Yo, who’s this rapping? Who’s he signed to?’ And when I actually walked in and they pointed to me, I felt like, real small standing next to him. He was just like ‘Yo, you need to keep rockin, this is ill!’ He wanted to sign me at the time, but it didn’t work out. But we still keep in contact to this day.” Nothing like a co-sign from a legend!
And from then, it was on! After college, the N-Pire was producing for the likes of fellow Sacramentan emcee Brotha Lynch Hung, Main Attrakionz, Willie the Kid, Freeway, Kurupt, and The Federation. Two mixtapes also followed, 2011’s Everybody Hates Nash and 2013’s Road 2 LND, which acts a prequel to his forthcoming LP Legends Never Die. If you think you’ll get a one-track rapper with N-Pire, think again. He calls his music “reality rap,” offering different perspectives in regards to society’s problems, even offering solutions, like on songs “The One,” “11-9,” and “Silence.” But N-Pire can party with the rest of them on records such as “G-Shit” and “Get Active.” For those who claim that hip-hop is dead, wait until July 16, 2013 to witness how N-Pire Da Great is keeping great hip-hop music alive with his debut LP Legends Never Die.
Artist Spotlight - Ryan & Smitty Pt 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8609502.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with LA based production duo Ryan & Smitty. Ryan & Smitty have developed a reputation as the go-to guys for unique sounds and catchy hooks. Bursting onto the scene with Chris Brown’s “Go Away”, they discovered further success with Jack’s “Fast Forward”.They have since gone on to produce tracks for Cody Simpson, Cymphonique Miller, Mann, Tony Yayo, Ray J. Ginuwine, K.Michelle, Plies, Governor and The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.Most recently Ryan & Smitty placed HOV Lane on Nick Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded. Ryan & Smitty stopped by to discussed Smitty Soul's new solo album entitled "Hip Hop... It's A Hell Of A Drug" and new single entitled "Animal".
Artist Spotlight - Dangero
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8545959.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Mississippi rapper Dangero. Dangero discusses his 10 year hip hop grind, working with Outkast & Goodie Mob, and his upcoming projects.
Artist Spotlight - Verbiage
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8421268.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Maryland producer/emcee Verbiage.
Artist Bio -
When passion calls, you better answer. After several setbacks, emcee-producer Verbiage’s passion for music is driving him forward.
The Maryland double-threat is a rap artist, but his classical training in piano since the age of five one-ups your standard rapper/producer with his understanding of written music and instrumentation. It wasn’t until his freshman year in high school where he got the rapping bug; not serious at first, but interactions with budding producers ignited a flame to create his own musical productions. Losing his mother at age fifteen was just one of many challenges that Verb had to overcome, but he kept plugging away with his musical creations, one of them landing on the projects of J Hood, Young Buck, Rich Boy and Yukmouth. Those projects were shelved, but despite the circumstances that delayed notable production placements for national artists, that seed of musical passion never strayed.
They don’t call him Verbiage for nothing. Succumbing to adult responsibilities with a day job, Verb fed that seed by flipping the script on his creative process in late 2011, and began working on his self-produced debut mixtape My Life in Syntax in early 2012, a project full of Jay-Z instrumentals to showcase his lyrical wizardry. His current five-track EP Inflection Point is the second project to be birthed from a different palace; instead of using his productions, he used production from another (Anom the Phenom) on the first four tracks, deleted negative energy from the past, and wrote all rhymes. Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Kanye West, Nas, and J. Cole are among his influences, and can be heard in the EP. The title is a mathematical term that, in itself, means significant change; that change being his investment of the time to focus on himself, his passions, his vision, and his future with improved allusions and quality of writing. The set is just a taste of Verb’s versatile sound; “League of My Own” is an epic introduction while “Future Trap” showcases Verbiage’s gritty commercial potential.
Artist Spotlight - @shortyworld1
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8421189.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick New Orleans rapper Shorty.
Artist Bio -
Nearly a decade into a promising musical career, Shorty is looking forward to longevity and many more years in the music industry. With big dreams and even bigger talent, this Uptown New Orleans native is poised to take the urban music scene by storm. Shorty has an energy and stage presence that is unrivaled in this day and age. Shorty’s not your average, cookie cutter artist. Instead, Shorty is looking to brand his image while touching his listener’s lives through his art.
Shorty started his musical career in church and his high school band, where he realized he had a gift that included the gift of songwriting skills and the ability to play various instruments. He admires everything about music and he loves recording, so it is only natural that he share his gifts with the world through his craft.
Hoping to soar along the same horizons as his musical influences, Young Jeezy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, The Dream, Ludacris and Fabulous, Shorty is currently promoting his hit single, “Tipsy”, throughout the Southern Region. Shorty is a determined young man with quite lofty goals. It is only a matter of time before Shorty’s career takes him to the next level. Be on the lookout for him.
Artist Spotlight - Yung Quis
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8366223.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Houston rapper Yung Quis.
Marquis Moore, better known by his stage name, Yung Quis is a rapper from the southwest side of Houston, TX. He is a frontline member of the SGA label (Second Generation Asshole) a branch of ABN. Yung Quis was brought into the rap game by Trae the Truth in 2004. Yung Quis has made a strong name for himself in the music industry with his distinguishable deep baritone voice, strong street relevant lyrics, truthful punch lines, and professional delivery. Yung Quis has been featured on Trae the Truth "Cant Baned the Truth" and the new ABN Renegades mixtape. With Yung Quis' 1st mixtape release "16 Oz's" his name has resonated through the streets. He has released a SXSW mixtape, "FOCUS". He has several projects that's coming soon Blockz HD, and the album Exotic..
Artist Spotlight - Divinity Roxx
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8309937.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Atlanta artist Divinity Roxx.
In 2006, Divinity joined Beyoncé’s all-female band as Musical Director and bassist. She toured the world with this global megastar, and is a featured part of Beyoncé’s current DVD collection, including The Beyonce Experience (2008), I Am…Sasha Fierce (2010), and I Am…Yours (2010).
Divinity has also appeared on live recordings and countless television shows, including The Grammys, Saturday Night Live, Oprah, David Letterman and many more. One of the highlights of touring with Beyoncé was performing a show at The White House for President Barack Obama and his family.
In keeping with her limitless energy and zest for performing, Divinity Roxx will unveil The Roxx Boxx Experience EP on October 16, 2012 via her own iRoxx Entertainment. With appearances from funk legend Bootsy Collins and Southern rap veteran Killer Mike, The Roxx Boxx Experience is chock full of Divinity’s unique musicianship and production.
Artist Spotlight - CallMeDrop
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8156906.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with DMV emcee CallMeDrop. Topics discussed this interview includes creating thought provoking music, having originality and authenticity in your music, and Drop's latest projects (Slideshow: The Setup and Slideshow: The Walkthrough).
Artist Spotlight - Iyadonna Pt 2.
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_8117292.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Boston emcee Iyadonna.
Iyadonna is from Roxbury, MA. Starting as early as 2000, Iyadonna was writing and recording with DJ Clinton Sparks and receiving radio play across the nation. What You Think/What Did You Say produced by Clinton Sparks was a college radio success and even got some mainstream recognition. A few years later Iyadonna teamed up with another producer in California and began to write for his artist. He was so impressed he then offered Iyadonna a chance to record some music of her own. Iyadonna excepted but was soon accepted to Norfolk State University in Virginia. She would attend and stay in Virginia working as a radio personality on Hot 91FM for the next four years until she graduated in 2009. Iyadonna then moved to New York city to concentrate on her music full time. Releasing Respect in 2009, it was picked up by Music Choice, gaining fans all around the country.
The Iyadonna buzz was spiking in the right direction. Iyadonna decided to stop using her writing talents for other artists but to start branching out and incorporating vocals into her music. By 2009 Iyadonna wrote and recorded Dance Floor and soon after in 2010 the very successful up tempo dance track titled Be Myself. The remix to Be Myself featured the 2 time Grammy nominated party king Fatman Scoop, again igniting Iyadonna's name even more. The song continues to be a huge success, not just the remix but the original, receiving commercial spins across the country and going strong on itunes, Amazon, and more. Since then Iyadonna has released numerous singles on itunes & Amazon, including Antidote (produced by the BAR Group), and most recently Emotions produced by Hott Scott Music. Iyadonna continues to light up stages everywhere and has performed at SOBs New York for the Zulu Nation 38th anniversary party, House Of Blues, Bum Squad Dj retreat Las Vegas, UCONN and more.
IYADONNA has a NEW EP called Occupy The Industry available now! Also, the latest mixtape The SheMixes is available on-line and in hard copy if ordered. Iyadonna has worked with such artists as: Akrobatik, Reks, Dutch Rebelle, Fatman Scoop, Chubby Chub, Tashawn King, Lady Luck, Mark Merren, JV the Rap-singer, Reggie Hills, DJ Roy Barboza, E!'s Clinton Sparks and more. Now Iyadonna is preparing to release her first LP titled The Melnea Cass Project due out this fall. She is now working with DJ Power of the Zulu Nation/Cold Crush Bro's and continuing to ignite stages. Big things are in the works for Iyadonna aka Melnea Cass so please keep your ear to the streets! This is a movement hunny!
Artist Spotlight - HOA Bossman
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7996696.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with HOA Bossman. Upcoming Brooklyn New York artist HOA Bossman recently featured on the source for his last mixtape is dropping his latest mixtape titled 11, on his birthday date 12/11 with production from The Stuyversants, Spaceghostpurrp, & others. with features from nia keturah, abgohard, & more. HOA Bossman has dropped 7 independent mixtapes including "11". 14 Days, 28 Days Later, Welcome, Yesterday and Today, Long Days Longer Nights, Re- Up, & Now or Never.
Artist Spotlight - Snow Tha Product Pt. 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7928089.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this edition, we are rejoined by Atlantic Records recording artist Snow Tha Product. Snow is considered a part of a new wave of female rappers, among Azealia Banks and Angel Haze. In this very introspective interview, Snow discusses her passion for music, her Product Pushas, and latest project entitled "Good Nights & Bad Mornings".
In this epsidoe, we are also joined by Junebro Savage the owner of Zenuj - Custom Made Jewerly. Junebro discusses the background of his business and gives advice to aspiring business owners.
This episode features music from G-Side, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, and Snow Tha Product.
Artist Spotlight - Perfekt
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7730164.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Artist's Bio:
Perfekt, of the group Perfekt & Chance has just taken a step forward to embark on the release of his first solo effort. Nobody's Perfekt will debut early 2013 with the release of his first single "New Me" . This solo effort, Perfekt will give you a glimpse into his life, past and present, with songs like "Back Home" where he reminisces of High School days growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Other songs like "Soul Mate" will display a more emotional side and show the growth over the years in his music. While a more mature sound, the beats are still the heavy bass, headbanging tracks you have grown to love. Managing to always have his ear to the streets, Perfekt stays in tune with the young and upcoming styles and continues to display his diversity throughout Nobody's Perfekt. Stay tuned in 2013 for the full album, a guaranteed Must Hear!
Artist Spotlight - Big Cheeko
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7682910.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Big Cheeko hails from East Atlanta Georgia. He is releasing his first music project, House Shoes & Gold Watches, November 22, 2012. On the Kush & Orange Juice tour with Wiz Khalifa and his good friend and new Taylor Gang artist Tuki Carter formerly of Hollyweerd, Big Cheeko realized he needed a creative outlet of his own. He returned to Atlanta determined to showcase his own art. The first song he recorded after the tour was entitled Moonshine. The engineer that recorded the song, Cope Till, told Big Cheeko that he could not just put this one song out by itself. He needed to build a project around it, because Moonshine was something different.
After more recording time a young lady told Cheeko he should name the project after the house shoes and gold watches he always wore in the studio. And thus an outlet had opened up. House Shoes & Gold Watches is the platform for Big Cheeko to make his first appearance as an artist by doing something different than everyone else. Now in Atlanta, Big Cheeko will release this project, and continue working keen on a quick follow-up.
Artist Spotlight - Moka Blast
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7640940.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Trinidad-born, Queens-bred emcee Moka Blast. Moka discusses the importance of giving back to the community, surpassing hip hop legend LL Cool J's achievements, and his new mixtape entitled "Ladies Love Moka", which features Jim Jones, Jadakiss, and Mr. Cheeks.
Artist Spotlight - Big Kuntry King
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7590068.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records recording artist Big Kuntry King. The Pimp Squad Clique member discusses his new label (Bread Box Muzic) and his second solo album entitled "Dope & Champagne" .
Artist Spotlight - Ise B
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7451783.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />As a young kid growing up in Southeast San Diego, Ise B was influenced
by the hip hop culture. At the tender age of 14 he heard a rapper
called Rakim and that changed his life. "When I heard him spit I knew
that I wanted to do that" he says. He was also influnced by a few
other things namely his surroundings. "Growing up in my era you had to
be tough or you were a victim," that tough mentality led him to a life
of crime that eventually landed him a 13 year stint in federal prison
for armed bank robbery. "We was gangsta rappers before they had
gangsta rappers. We would hit licks and spend all our money on rap
shit" Ise B recalls. As a member of Pryhme Suspect, Ise B has shared
the stage with some southeast legends like Green Eyes, Gangsta Ern,
Black Mikey and Damu. Since being released from prison in 2005, Ise B
once again is back on the block with San Diego's hottest record label
Wrongkind Records. "It was only natural that I get out and fuck with
Slick" he says, " we been homies since the fourth grade." Ise B's
re-entry into the game goes to show you that even through struggle and
loss if you stay gee to the code you can ball again.
Artist Spotlight - Serius Jones Pt. 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7396989.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with New Jersey born emcee Serius Jones. Jones discusses his 33-1 battle record, the new era of battle rapping, and his new upcoming project entitled "Legendary".
Artist Spotlight - Lil Spank Booty
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7354325.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Wrongkind artist Lil Spank Booty. Currently serving a 37 year prison sentence, Lil Spank discusses prison politics, recording new material despite his incarnation, and his upcoming album entitled "Early Release".
Artist Spotlight - Sean Deez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7336790.png" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Wrongkind Ingles CEO Sean Deez. Deez discusses his relationships with Sir Jinx and Mitchy Slick. Sean Deez talks the importance of having style and flair as a artists and his current project "Ballin’ vs. Rich vs. Wealthy".
Artist Spotlight - Jay Verze
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7304450.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with 16 year old Baltimore, MD hip hop artist Jay Verze. Jay discusses his latest project project titled "21117 (TwoElevenSeventeen)", changing society's ills through his music, and his passion for music.
Artist Spotlight - Pac Div
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7243193.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Cali rap trio Pac Div. Pac Div discusses the origins of Pacific Division, their current deal RBC recordings, and upcoming album entitled "G.M.B.".
- Apologizes for the sound quality. There's weird echo around on.
Artist Spotlight - C-Po
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7145704.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Jersey rapper C-Po.
Opening for acts such as Nicki Minajj, Wiz Khalifa, and Maino has given C-PO the opportunity to
prove to his fans that he has what it takes to outshine some of the most popular artists out there.
His energy and performance alone has helped him gain the respect and attention of the many
naysayers. It's rare that a recording artist has 6 records out the box that have affected a great
number of people; but who can blame him for his alluring success. Like many legends, C-PO is a
gifted talent who will for sure leave a phenomenal mark in music for years to come.
The Best of Po Politickin - Dead Prez
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7084147.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to a special edition of Turbo City Radio in conjunction with The Po Politickin’ Show to present this exclusive interview with Hip-Hop group, Dead Prez. Po chops it up with Stic-Man and M-1, over a range of topics including, Dead Prez’ origin, and the influences that drives their revolutionary but gangster style of Hip-Hop.
Artist Spotlight - Mr. Trill
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7059844.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Columbus, Mississippi rapper Mr. Trill. Trill discusses the small city rap grind, keeping God first, and his newest mixtape "Str8 Like That".
The Best of Po Politickin - Alexyss K Tylor
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7050721.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />From 10/2008.
Welcome to another spectacular edition of Po Politickin. On today’s show, we politick with renowned sex therapist Alexyss K Tylor. Alexyss is an author, lecturer, motivational, speaker, and television host, best known for her talks on Vagina Power.
Artist Spotlight - Deuce Ducartier
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_7017134.png" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Deuce Ducartier. Currently in a league all of his own, the Atlanta resident combines his massive singing vocals and slick rap lyrics with guitars over hard hitting bass to create a new sound called Rap n’ Roll. His cutting edge sound hooks listener and pushes Hip Hop to a new level.
Deuce has performed for multiple universities in the Southeast and has opened for Hip Hop hard hitters, Rick Ross and Wale, and even for R&B crooners like Monica and Ryan Leslie. His high-energy performances have been described as unique and attention grabbing, as he draws influence from Lenny Kravitz and Andre 3000.
Artist Spotlight - Brian Angel of Day 26
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6961690.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Houston native Brian Angel. Known as the lead singer for the supergroup Day 26, Brian is now developing his own label Ambassador Way Entertainment in conjunction with Dallas-based management company HULK Entertainment. Brian Angel discusses life after Day 26 and his new projects.
Brian Angel is currently a spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), and has activated a "Be Aware" campaign, where fans can text BREAK-ANGEL to 52000 to easily donate $10 to this cause.
Follow Brian Angel on Twitter @MrAngel_Day26
and Like him at Facebook.com/BrianAngelOfficial
Artist Spotlight - Lil Wyte " Still Doubted?"
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6881473.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Hypnotize Minds artist Lil Wyte. Wyte discusses his fifth solo studio album Still Doubted.The 17-track Still Doubted project features appearances from Pastor Troy, Project Pat, $hamrock, Bubba Sparxxx, Frayser Boy and Young Buck. Producers on Still Doubted include Lex Luger and Wyte Music’s in-house beat specialist Big BOI Beats.
Artist Spotlight - Chipz Da General
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6881349.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Bronx native Chipz Da General. Chipz discusses his recent DJ Kay Slay-hosted mixtape Better Than a Gift, upcoming debut album titled No Days Off: Business as Usual, providing leadership in the community and more.
Artist Spotlight - Weshaven
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6824548.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode we politick San Diego producer/rapper Weshaven.
Weshaven was born in 1980 and grew up all over San Diego. His mother moved to
Portland Oregon in 1989 and during trips to visit her in his early teens he had chances
to run sound at some of the smaller gigs she was playing. With a love for music and
lyrics from an early age these live interactions with blues musicians really sparked a fire
inside him. He began writing around this time, but didnʼt take it seriously until his senior
year in high school. About a year later he attended a school in Los Angeles for sound
engineering. There he had an opportunity to learn on professional equipment and intern
in real studios recording many types of music.
Fast forward a decade or so. After engineering in multiple studios, playing some of the
biggest and smallest venues in Southern California, gaining and losing sponsorships,
opening for artists such as Redman, WC, Killah Priest, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick and
many others as one half of The NUKL HEDZ, Weshaven is settled in at The Dungeon
Recording Studio in Carlsbad. With two solo projects of his own scheduled for release
before summer 2012 and producing artists under his own label teamed with P.O.R. it
looks to be a solid year.
With a string of charity events lined up for late spring through early fall Weshaven is
trying to give back to the community that created who he is today. The first is scheduled
for late May at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. This event will go to help Care
House for San Diegoʼs troubled and homeless youth, as well as selling T-Shirts to help
a local Vista family, The Peltierʼs, with an infant son set to undergo his second open
heart surgery before the age of 2. The estimates state over 2,000 children within San Diego alone are homeless. Under served youth statistics are much higher.
For more info on Care House, you can visit there web page at www.carehouseinfo.org
The shows are multi genre events, including DJ’s, Reggae, Rock and Hip Hop. The first
of which is hosted by Def Jam and Stand Up Revolution comic Tommy Chunn. With an
art show and auction of San Diego artists as well to include all walks of life in the
For more info on these events, or if you’d like to get involved email Weshaven at
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/wes.haven
Artist Spotlight - Prince Flash
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6475292.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bio:
Born in ALABAMA and raised in the historic Tuskegee and Montgomery Area, He did his best to live up to the prestige of the Tuskegee Airman Motto; to soar above the clouds and over all adversity.
Flash went on to realize that he was called to music and the high life of fame, but not selfishly but to put his home back on the map. Spending countless hours in front of the radio, learning and studying people he admired on tv. Flash has made himself the perfect example of what an artist can and should be. Mesmerized by the witty word-play and charisma of artist such as Nas, Jay-Z, UGK, T.I. and Cash Money; Flash himself felt the greater need to expose the world to the music within him.
With the inspiration that, “Music will always be my love, even without all the money and fame she will always be my first love,” Flash went on to promote himself as an artist. With very little knowledge of promotion, and a small almost invisible fan base and budget Flash began his undying pursuit toward to the top.
Now, With the mentality of a winner, Flash wont stop until he’s one of the greatest of all time. Flash hopes to impose a new thought into the mind of those who know little about Alabama.
Artist Spotlight - NexCyx
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6418904.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with dancer-singer-rapper Mahalia of the Barbadian pop band NexCyx. NexCyx has played at a range of venues throughout North America and the Caribbean region. Released in 2009, “Gossip Girl,” became the band’s breakout single and instantly landed them as a fan favorite. Mahalia discusses the origins of NexCyx and their plans for the future.
Artist Spotlight - Range
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6307237.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Artist Bio:
As a writer for Jamie Foxx, T.Pain, Tinie Tempah and many others, Range has proven his
pen. As a producer for Rick Ross, Wale, Ray J and many others, Range has proven his
prowess as a producer. Now Range, newly freed from RocNation, is preparing to
establish himself as an artist.
Range’s new single and video, “Bitter,” is an ode to love lost and features Range’s
gut-wrenching vocals over a stripped down track. Written and Produced by Range,
“Bitter” is a story told against the emotional backdrop of professional changes,
personal challenges and critical decisions.
While previously signed to RocNation through a partnership with Stargate, Range
observed many great industry professionals, but never fully expressed his ideals.
Now you hear his voice.
As a born leader and rebel with a cause, Range’s only desire is to speak to the
people. No fanfare. No pomp. No circumstance. This is unadulterated music for the
Artist Spotlight - Ryan and Smitty
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6239322.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In this edition of Po Politickin, we politick with LA based production duo Ryan & Smitty. Ryan & Smitty have developed a reputation as the go-to guys for unique sounds and catchy hooks. Bursting onto the scene with Chris Brown’s “Go Away”, they discovered further success with Jack’s “Fast Forward”.
They have since gone on to produce tracks for Cody Simpson, Cymphonique Miller, Mann, Tony Yayo, Ray J. Ginuwine, K.Michelle, Plies, Governor and The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.
Most recently Ryan & Smitty placed HOV Lane on Nick Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded. This record is the most talked about record of her new project.
Artist Spotlight - DJ Adriana
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6183393.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with DJ Adriana. From the runway to the university to the DJ Adriana is the epitome of the total package. Between celebrity-driven parties on the lively Las Vegas strip to regular gigs in the Southwest region, Adriana is quickly becoming the go-to DJ for promoters in the know. DJ Adriana is picking up steam in Vegas, with frequent travel to Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Taipei, Scottsdale, Miami and New York.
Check out her mixes at http://www.soundcloud.com/oxadriana
Artist Spotlight - Cormega
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6104196.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Queensbridge hardcore rapper Cormega. Cormega discusses his contributions to the independent hip hop scene, M.A.R.S. Supergroup rumors, and the importance of giving back to the community.
Artist Spotlight - SoulBrotha aka SB
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6081017.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with SoulBrotha aka SB. SoulBrotha discusses the hip hop scene in Nigeria, his Christian faith, and latest project entitled " Southpaw".
Artist Spotlight - Dirty Dave
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6066173.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politickin with South Carolina rapper Dirty Dave. Dirty Dave discusses his admiration for Snoop Dogg, why he's so Dirty, and his new project entitled " 1,000 Ways to Get Paid" hosted by Bigga Rankin and DJ Scream.
Artist Spotlight - Hip Hop Karma
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_6066027.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bio:
KARMA WAS BORN 1981 IN GENERAL HOSPITAL IN RIVERSIDE THE NAME HE WAS GIVEN WAS NATHANIEL RYAN HOSTUTLER . AS A LOT OF THE YOUTH TODAY KARMA WAS RAISED WITH VERY LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FATHER BUT HIS MOM WAS ALL HE NEEDED SHE DID EVERYTHNIG THING FOR HIM EVEN WHEN IT CALLED FOR HER TO WORK 2 SOMETIMES 3 JOBS TO KEEP LITTLE KARMA HAPPY. KARMA (NATE) WOULD ALWAYS TELL MA THAT SOMEDAY YOU WONT HAVE TO WORK AND I WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT ALL. WELL AS WE ALL KNOW NOT ALL STORY’S END WITH A HAPPY ENDING. HERE IS REAL LIFE DUDE WHO IS GIVEN YOU JUST A PIECE OF HIM THRU THIS ARTICLE AND THRU HIS MUSIC IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY QUESTIONS HE RESPONDS (JUST ASK).
THE INFLUENCES RANGE FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF GOSPEL,CLASSICAL,R&B,HIP HOP,RAP,ROCK,REGGAE ,AND EVEN ROCK AND ROLL. AS FAR AS THE ARTIST GO THERE IS NO WAY ENOUGH ROOM TO FIT ALL ARTIST’S. THAT HAVE INFLUENCED ME. KARMA STARTED MAKING MUSIC WITH HIS FRIENDS IN A ROOM WITH A SPEAKER AND A TAPE DECK RECORDING OVER LITTLE SISTERS BARNEY TAPES AND ANYTHING ELSE HE COULD TAPE OVER. FINALLY HE STARTED MAKING BEATS AND AS IM SURE A LOT OF YOU KNOW IT GETS EXPENSIVE BUYING BEATS FROM OTHER PEOPLE. SO HE STARTED MAKING MUSIC WITH AN OLD CPU USING REASON 2.0 AND FRUITY LOOPS 3. RECORDING ON COOL EDIT PRO USING A RADIO SHACK MIC IN THE CLOSET WITH THE CLOTHES. (GOD IS GOOD I’VE COME ALONG WAY).
FAST FORWARD TO 2009 KARMA IS PART OF A WORLDWIDE FAMILY CALLED PACIFIC OCEAN RECORDS WICH IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES EVERYTHING IN ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWS, CD’S, BEATS, STUDIO, GRAPHIC DESIGN, VOICE OVERS, VIDEO, MYSPACE, ETC….THIS IS JUST A SNIP IT OF WHO AND WHAT KARMA IS PLEASE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE JUST ASK.
Artist Spotlight – LaToiya Williams
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5989029.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with songstress LaToiya Williams. LaToiya has worked with a who’s who in hip hop (Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, The Game, Busta Rhymes ). LaToiya explains the power of pray and ends wack internet rumors. DJ Period comes thru with a exclusive mix featuring the very best of LaToiya Williams.
Artist Spotlight - Zach89 Pt. 2
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5984658.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Run's House cast member Zach89. Zach discusses the hip hop fans' love for Diggy Simmons, the hip hop fans' hate for JoJo Simmons, and the status of Team Blackout.
Artist Spotlight - Fiziks the Great
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5960487.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Bio:
Fiziks the Great. to carry such a name brings much responsibility. Born on April 16th, 1988 in San Diego CA. the young boy grew a passion for music at a early age. Listening to all different kinds of styles from all over of the art form of hip-hop. He began to grow and develop a unique flow that has became trademark and branded as one of the most original sounds ever.Joining his high school friends on there quest they formed a group known as the loudmoufz.
Earning respect as a crew and as individual MC's they ventured around the County (and LA) destroying rappers twice there age & sharing music with the world. After time the group fell apart leaving Fiziks to put everything he had into his own label he created Six1Nasty ent. Not long after he teamed up with other artist creating a network and movement that would take the town by storm and forever be stamped as one of the most consistent, powerful units ever to become, NO CEO. A strong circle of independent artist supporting each other together as a whole. Different Artist, producers, labels, and companies representing as there own businesses. He continued to bless the stage and give fans a unforgettable performance each time,not long until he started putting together his own shows gaining a reputation as legendary host.
Soon after that he joined some of the original creators he started the NO CEO movement with and became a part of there label Faultline ent. With his mixtape out online hosted by DJ Period titled "Fundamentals" and his compilation dropping late march 2012 His distinctive voice is noticed as soon as you hear it the way he switches it from fast to slow and smooth to raspy its something that could not be taught by any instructor to any student.
His fan base varies from all over the world, but is strongly noticed in the areas he has performed as his resume list from vegas to AZ and all across and up and down the golden state. He and his team continue to pack out venues and throw amazing functions in the san Diego area and is widely being recognized across the globe. Watch carefully and pay close attention to this guy because there is no telling what he has up his sleeve, he is unpredictable and moving at a fast pace, with the rate he is going anything can happen so stay tuned!!
Artist Spotlight - Tum Tum
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5853294.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Dallas rapper Tum Tum. Tum discusses his start in the hip hop crew Dirty South Rydahs, signing with the music management company HULK Entertainment, and his plans for the future.
Artist Spotlight - Domi Young
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5807080.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Domi Young. Domi is a rising star in the San Diego hip hop scene. Domi discusses taking his music globally, staying humble, and his latest project entitled "Young, Broke, & Brilliant".
Artist Spotlight - JoBee
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5753343.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with singer/songwriter JoBee. JoBee's mission is to evoke genuine feelings with genuine music and lyrics. JoBee talks about his military service, perfecting your craft, and his latest projects.
Artist Spotlight - Mike Corleone
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5740768.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with El Paso rapper Mike Corleone. King Co discusses the indie grind, being the most known unknown underground rapper, and new projects.
Artist Spotlight - Zed Zilla
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5622028.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Yo Gotti protege Zed Zilla. Zilla talks Memphis rap, being the first artist on Gotti’s Cocaine Muzik Group imprint, and his latest mixtape hosted by Bigga Rankin entitled "Rent’s Due".
Artist Spotlight - Seth Narley
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5543703.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Rapper Bio -
“Never judge a book by its cover”, especially when you think of a rapper named Seth Narley. He's a paleskinned, piercing blue-eyed rapper, who can be misconstrued as another Eminem gimmick. If that is whatyou believe when you see rapper “Seth Narley”--born Raymon Calleja--, you definitely have another thingcoming. Seth was born and raised in the borough where Hip-Hop first originated, in the summer of ’89.When asked who his greatest influences in life are, he said his mother who was addicted to drugs, and hiscousin who was shot 16 times whom survived to tell the story. Being surrounded by these sources ofstrength; it’s obvious where Seth gets his precocious demeanor.
As a teen, he would wander throughout the streets of SOHO alone; rapping, and "dreaming of a betterlife", he says. This influenced Seth artistically, and stimulated his already advanced mind. Seth dropped outof college his freshman year, and decided to take his rap career seriously. Since then, Seth has dropped sixmixtapes, and has an EP slated for the 4th of October, called 'The ($)IGMAFLY EP'. Throughout hiscareer he has collaborated with Fred Da Godson, ASAP Rocky, Show Tufli, and others.
Seth is clearly obsessed with detail, and fastidious when it comes to wordplay. When Seth is in the studio orperforming, he flows like he’s actually living in his rhymes, which makes it evident that rapping is one ofhis outlets. He said, “I would describe my music as refreshing, and genre bending. Meaning that I can beon a track with Jim Jones, and also do a track with Taylor Swift”. With his laidback, genuine, cerebral andclever character, Seth doesn’t forget where he’s come from. This super-talented rapper is built for success,and he plans to share his story with the people.
Artist Spotlight - Rosalind
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5511750.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with the sultry songbird Rosalind. Rosalind discusses her Jersey roots, carrying on the musical tradition of other Jersey-born talents (Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and Whitney Houston), and her latest project entitled "CocoaButter N Vitamin E: Part 1".
Artist Spotlight - Driicky Graham
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5365886.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with North Carolina/New Jersey rapper/singer Driicky Graham. Driicky Graham has worked alongside rap artist such as Gucci Mane, Diamond, and Party Boyz. He also toured with headlining acts such as Soulja Boy, Travis Porter, Yung Berg, and Webbie. Driicky discusses boxing, his career goals, and upcoming projects.
Artist Spotlight: San Quinn
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5366318.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Bay Area rap vet San Quinn. San Quinn discusses being the face of the San Francisco rap scene, the independent entrepreneur grind, and his newest project entitled "Can’t Take the Ghetto Out a Nigga".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-763255">
Artist Spotlight: Lil V
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5366328.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with UGK Records recording artist Lil V. One-half of the Arizona rap duo AZ Hustlers, Lil V discusses his relationship with the late Pimp C and future plans for UGK Records.
Artist Spotlight: Lagato Shine
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/e3/72/8c/popolitickin/1400x1400_5366355.jpeg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Long Island native Lagato Shine. Last year, Lagato was truly able to shine as a solo emcee after years of working with other artists. Lagato has become an MTV favorite with video shine on MTV2, MTV Jams, and MTV-U's 'Video Freshmen', as well as the honor of Sucker Free's 'Freestyle of the Week.
Artist Spotlight: Skye Townsend
Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with singer, actor, comedian, and fashion designer Skye Townsend. Skye discusses entrepreneurship, her Beyonce impersonations, and her role as Jade Taylor on the BET webseries “8 Days a Week”.
Catch on Skye on the latest episode on “8 Days a Week” <a href="http://www.bet.com/video/8-days-a-week/season-1/ep7-can-t-knock-the-hustle.html" target="_blank" class="userlink">http://www.bet.com/video/8-days-a-week/season-1/ep7-can-t-knock-the-hustle.html</a><img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-759021">
Artist Spotlight: iRocc Williams
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with New Orleans born actor, model, recording artist, producer and songwriter iRocc Williams. iRocc discusses his role as Blue Reynolds on the BET webseries "8 Days a Week" and his new producer/songwriter deal with MBK Entertainment (Alicia Keys’ label).
Catch on iRocc on the latest episode on "8 Days a Week" <a href="http://www.bet.com/video/8-days-a-week/season-1/ep7-can-t-knock-the-hustle.html" target="_blank" class="userlink">http://www.bet.com/video/8-days-a-week/season-1/ep7-can-t-knock-the-hustle.html</a><img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-759015">
Industry Spotlight: Khal of Rock The Dub
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with hip hop journalist Khal. Khal is the founder of the hip hop blog "Rock The Dub" <a href="http://www.rockthedub.com." target="_blank" class="userlink">www.rockthedub.com.</a> In addition, Khal is the editor of News & Content for "Dogs On Acid" <a href="http://www.dogsonacid.com" target="_blank" class="userlink">www.dogsonacid.com</a> the world's largest dance music forum, specializing in Drum & Bass, Dubstep and varying other forms of EDM.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-758919">
Industry Spotlight: Manny Faces of Birthplace Magazine
Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Manny Faces. Manny is a hip hop music producer, remixer and journalist, known for his online publication entitled "Birthplace Magazine" <a href="http://www.birthplacemag.com" target="_blank" class="userlink">www.birthplacemag.com</a> Subtitled “New York Hip-Hop: Past, Present and Future”, Birthplace Magazine is a thriving online publication focusing on hip hop music and culture around the New York metropolitan area.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-758904">
Industry Spotlight: Mehka King of Invisible Man Media
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick hip hop journalist Mehka King. Mehka King is a freelance writer by trade with credits in XXL, Slam, Rolling Out, yoraps.com to name a few. In 2010, he used his writing talent to help create his first film project “Crown Royalty: The history of Charlotte hip-hop” through his company Invisible Man Media. The documentary covered the fledgling local hip-hop scene in Charlotte NC. The film was met with great reviews both local and nationally. Currently, Mehka working on his latest film project “In the mix: Djs doing work” about Dj’s in hip-hop. He’s also close to finishing his first book, a collection of short stories, poetry and essays titled “Catastrophic collapse of time management”<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-758901">
Artist Spotlight: Ti’Jean
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Brooklyn-born lyricist Ti’Jean. Ti'Jean discusses his latest mixtape entitled "Love & Rebellion" hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and it's lead single “Everything’s Illuminated.“<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-757805">
Artist Spotlight: Tylibah
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Brooklyn-born songwriter, performer, poet and author, Tylibah. Tylibah discusses her book entitled "Streets in Poem Form: A Compilation of My Thoughts" and her latest mixtape project called mixtape project "Therapy", which features M1 of Dead Prez.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-757791">
Artist Spotlight: Azad Right
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with rapper, songwriter, and producer Azad Right. Azad discusses his Iranian descent, rapping for Nas, and his upcoming mixtape debut, "The Time Is Right".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-756909">
Artist Spotlight: Tay Dizm
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin . In this episode, we politick with Nappy Boy Entertainment recording artist Tay Dizm. Tay Dizm shares his plan to bring soul back to music, his relationship with T-Pain, and upcoming mixtape with YoungBloodz member J-Bo entitled "We Are Not A Group".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-756173">
Artist Spotlight: $hamrock
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Atlanta rapper $hamrock. $hamrock discusses winning 100k on VH1’s White Rapper Show, Slim Shady dissin' him, and latest project "Tha WyteRapper $how".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-754931">
Artist Spotlight: GT Mayne
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Houston rapper GT Mayne. GT shares his experiences as a DJ on Houston's 97.9 The Box and as party-rocker extraordinaire. Other topics include GT Mayne's beard having it's own personality and his upcoming project "Overdue".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-753728">
Artist Spotlight: Keelo Gramz
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Canadian rapper and producer Keelo Gramz. Keelo discusses his "gangsta pop" sound, favorite political tv shows, and his highly anticpated EP "Grammer Skool".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-753725">
Artist Spotlight: 2P (Formerly known as 2 Pistols)
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode of Po Politickin, we politick with Florida rapper 2P. 2P discusses his name change from 2 Pistols and his new projected entitled "The Rapture", which features guest appearances from Kelly Rowland, Gucci Mane, and Bobby V. Po Politickin's official DJ, DJ Pete Blue, comes thru with a exclusive mix featuring the best of 2P.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-752301">
Artist Spotlight: Snow Tha Product
Snow tha Product, a native of California, but resident of Texas, is an underground phenomenon and sensation taking the scene by storm in a way that has put male MCs on alert. She’s a beauty and a beast – looks and lyrical skills on the microphone, respectively. Physical stature aside, she stands as tall as any female MC in the game and can wreck a track in fluent Spanish or English with a handful of male MCs trying to match her lyrical level, as she did on Capea El Dough P City Remix. Read more at <a href="http://www.WAKEyaGAMEup.com" target="_blank" class="userlink">www.WAKEyaGAMEup.com</a><img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-752281">
Artist Spotlight: J.R. & The Allnighters
Herman Johnson aka "J.R. & Allnighters" is an up and coming artist thats starting to make a serious buzz on the music scene. I'm Originally from Chicago, IL. Most of my life was spent in Mississippi. I created the name J.R. & The Allnighters from my broad interest in music. I feel that I have different musical personalities; and by adding the title "The Allnighters' to the mix allows me to explore a broader sound without feeling boxed into a specific genre. My primary love is hip hop but I still like to flirt with different tones and topics that aren't as often expressed in hip-hop music. I feel that my music will help open a door for myself and other artists who are in tune with music.
Read more at jrandtheallnighters.tumblr.com<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-751835">
Marcus "Cadillac/Chevy Music"
Who is Marcus.? A phenomenal artist with a distinctly laid back flow from east Memphis, Tennessee. Where have you heard him? Maybe his features on 5 David Banner albums. Or on songs with T.I., Snoop, 3-6 mafia, Jazze Pha, 8ball & MJG, Kurupt, BoneCrusher and more of hip-hop’s most notable artists. Read more at <a href="http://www.whoizmarcus.com/home.html" target="_blank" class="userlink">http://www.whoizmarcus.com/home.html</a><img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-751343">
Welcome to Hustle University Pt. 2
Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with president and founder of Hustle University Hotep. Hotep is a Congressional Award-winning educator and media mogul known for his out-the-box thinking, guerilla marketing tactics, entrepreneurship and practical business best practices.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-750803">
Artist Spotlight: Rez Burna
Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Louisiana-born, Mississippi-raised rapper Rez Burna. Rez Burna discusses his hip hop influences (Hot Boy, Big Tymers, and No Limit Records), his new single featuring Waka Flocka Flame, and his latest project "High Rezolution".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-750285">
Brix "Full Spectrum Hip Hop"
As the soil of Virginia continues to supply growth to this area’s hip hop music circuit, rising from those roots is Brix, a fresh face to Virginia’s music scene. He brings a list of talents but most noticeable is his unique style, clever lyrical content and catchy hooks. With his early buzz circling his debut mixtape, the “Brixtape”, he is soon to be a power player and become a household name. Born in Brooklyn, New York in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Robert “Brix” Glover says that, “it is the worst neighborhood in Brooklyn.” Brix is the eldest son of his mother’s children. Witnessing his mother being abused by his stepfather throughout his childhood, Brix did his best to be a better role model for his younger brother and sister. Read more at <a href="http://brixmusik.com/biography/" target="_blank" class="userlink">http://brixmusik.com/biography/</a><img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-750281">
Artist Spotlight: David Cash
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Venice, California rapper David Cash. Cash stops by to discuss his latest project "In Living Color", which features collaborations J. Cole, Pharrell, The Game, Devin the Dude, Nipsey Hussle, and more.<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-749091">
Artist Spotlight: Sam Scarfo
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with New Jersey rapper Sam Scarfo. Scarfo discusses his experiences on Fight Klub battle circuit, being signed to Def Jam, and his new project "The Package".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-747666">
Artist Spotlight: $ho-tyme
$ho-tyme is the grandson of the late Ronald Townson from multi-grammy award winning oldies group The Fifth Dimension, $ho-tyme focuses on writing and producing music that has its own unique sound that makes up Swipe District Music. Since child hood performing with the attention from others has brought out the best in the westcoast rapper/ songwriter. Losing his father and grandfather at an early age keeps inforced in his mind that he has to become his own man with no previous blueprints. Destined for stardom during high school Swipe District Music partner Royal "Cizzle" Ward released mixtapes every month from January to June in the year 2005. While writing songs for other artists $ho-tyme is currently working on his indepedent debut album hopefully to be relesed later in the summer of 2011. Working noticeably harder than the competition still flies under the radar of the mainstream but has the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley ears buzzing with his street hits: Its My Birthday,Fiya, Same Ol Love and many more. The confident L.A. native is known through the streets as a cocky-creative team captain that makes the best of any situation. Overcoming all the obstacles thrown his way he tries to remain focused on his dreams to be known as one of the greatest rappers alive. "You're just as good as the competition,but i'm much better."-$ho-tyme. Through the long years chasing a record deal Swipe District Music counterparts decided for the best that they try to accomplish every aspect the industry had to offer.Creating the locally known LandLord Swipe District which represents positive actions toward success. Recruiting a other unsigned artists to become part of the movement which will change the world forever. Releasing unit selling mixtapes such as Sex,Money &Drugs, Flyrthanavrage,Champion Theory,Afterflow,Double Personality, March Madness, and Dolla$ &Cent$. Despite the fact he is currently a full-time college student, still finds time to create, "Head-knocking bass rattling spit-fire music."-$ho-tyme<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-747462">
Anita Ward "Still Ringing Bells"
Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with disco/soul singer Anita Ward. Widely known for her 1979 million selling chart-topper "Ring My Bell", Anita discusses her career after the hit record and debuts her new single "It's My Time".<img src="http://www.mypodcast.com/image-747459">