Michelle Magee

Chicago’s Hidden Gem “Unlimited Stacks Association”

Hip Hop is a culture and art movement that began in the Bronx in New York City and Chicago’s Unlimited Stacks Association is working hard to keep it alive, which is not an easy task in a oversaturated industry.

South-Side Chicagos’s Unlimited Stacks Association is a sleeping giant in Chicago. This is a movement definitely in a lane of their own embracing old school hip hop values, vowing to always keep it real. With the work ethics of industry vets their goal is to bring real music back that people can relate to.

With great quality productions and chart topping songs that cant be duplicated this movement is what the game has been missing.

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Skinny Hardaway stays droppin new heat

With the work ethic of a industry vet Memphis artist Skinny Hardaway has been staying busy as usual since releasing his 1st project “Draft Day” late in 2017 followed up by his 2nd and 3rd projects “Never Again” and  “Draft Day 2” released in 2018. You can grab all 3 on Spinrilla.

Hardaway dropped a surprise EP “NBA” Never Be Average in June bringing his catalog up to 4 solo projects, 5 if you count the mixtape him and fellow Memphis up & coming artist (King XX) released in 2019.

Hip Hop is a culture and art movement that began in the Bronx in New York City and Skinny is working hard to keep it alive, which is not an easy task in a oversaturated industry.

Skinny also boosted his reputation as an independent artist performing and hosting his own shows in numerous venues in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and many more locations.

Recently in the lab recording a new single with Memphis legend Kia Shine and fellow Hope Grind & A Dream (HGD) associate Dope Lhadii he stays busy perfecting his craft.

He caught the attention of a Interscope records A&R and had a meeting, in his words the meeting was “Real productive”.

Skinny is in a lane of his own as a lyricist and his magnetic personality and stage presence completes the package.

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https://m.facebook.com/skinny.hardaway.921

Watch “Potnah” an exciting urban crime drama from Executive Producer Kyron Hodges

 

A honest look at New York City’s lucrative, illicit underground cigarette trade is exposed after a high profile tobacco kingpin becomes a prime suspect in the murder of his partner. The story is engaging with amazing action and  visuals.

The film has stellar performances by the actors who are true professionals in their craft. As Jarell “Jay” King is being interrogated by detectives, he is forced to relive the events of his life that slowly reveal the truth about a murder and betrayal amongst friends.

This suspenseful urban crime drama will keep you on the edge of your seat as you see the life of a Brooklyn gangsta through his eyes. This is a story of loyalty, betrayal, and murder. You will see firsthand the struggles of the street life and the fight for survival. The twists and turns will take you on the ride of your life! This is a film that has garnered attention from some of the most discerning critics.

Watch now!

ABC2 PRESENTS ONE OF THE LARGEST COMMUNITY BBQ EVENTS IN THE CAROLINAS

 

 

Turkey BBQ Cook Off and
Community BBQ Event
Monday Sept. 2nd at 1:00 PM
362 Williams Scott, Road
Enfield, NC 27813
Get ready for one of the largest community
BBQ events of The Carolinas.  On Sept. 2nd
(Labor Day) kicking off at 1:00 PM,
the ABC2 (A Better Chance, A Better Community)
organization will host it’s official Turkey BBQ Cook
Off and Community Event.  Seasoned grillers, chefs,
and food preparers of all kind are welcome to
come out and show the community their superior
BBQ and cooking skills by entering the cook off!
There will be a $250 Cash Prize awarded to
the best BBQ Turkey!  It’s only a $25 entry fee to
participate in the competition.  This event isn’t
just for the chefs either, if you are a food connoisseur,
foodie, or someone simply looking
to enjoy great safe, fun, family friendly
entertainment along with some tremendous food then
you most certainly want to join us for the ABC2
Community BBQ.  The event will also have
entertainment, games and activities for everyone in
the community.
Food trucks, sponsors and vendors are also needed!
Text or Call 252 200 6689 for more information.  There
are hundreds of people expected to attend the upcoming
extravaganza.  Come out and be apart of this wonderful,
glorious and positive experience!
Contact Chester Williams
(252) 592 1197

King P releases new feel good video!

 

In a world of turmoil and hate recording artist King P from Miami, Florida is releasing the official video to his hit single “Good Vibes” July 27th, 2019. Good Vibes is more than a song, it is a movement that King P hopes will gain momentum worldwide to spread positivity and good vibes.

The song has a island vibe with brilliant instrumentation, all the sounds mix together with his smooth melodic vocals to create the perfect melody and a stellar production. Fans are excited about the highly anticipated video release.

Check out the video-

King P has a refreshing raw talent that will satisfy the most discerning listeners, setting the bar high for other artists he has truly embraced his craft. With a mazazz1p wegnetic stage presence and energetic personality he has garnered fans worldwide.

Stay up to date with his movement:

Official Website: www.KingPent.com

Instagram: @1Kingp – https://www.instagram.com/1kingp/

Facebook Artist Page: @1KingP – https://www.facebook.com/1KingP/

Twitter: @1KingP – https://www.twitter.com/1KingP

Soundcloud:

Hip Hop Artist Abdullah Only Speaks Positive Messages In His Music

 

Abdullah (born Anthony Sarpy) and is a hip-hop MC and recording artist from the West Side of  Chicago, IL (K-Town to be exact).  He currently resides in the north suburb of Waukegan, IL.  Abdullah is U.S. Army veteran, where he was an Infantry soldier for nearly 9 years and served in 4 deployments overseas (3 in Iraq, and 1 in Afghanistan). He currently has an album out, entitled Black Determination.
Abdullah will release a new album on August 2, 2019 entitled Black Manhood.
Abdullah is also a devoted and dedicated father to his son Malik, as well as a soon-to-be college graduate from DeVry University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.  Abdullah is a person who is a freedom fighter for Black and oppressed peoples throughout the world.
Abdullah is also an advocate for Black Nationalism, which simply means he cares for owning, controlling and policing the businesses, politics and society of the Black community. Abdullah also cares about the African continent and the development in which our brothers and sisters there should have a hand in, which makes him a staunch supporter of Pan Africanism.
Abdullah believes in educating the Black masses properly on the truth of our history, and how we should apply it to his own existence in bettering black people as a whole. Abdullah values the hip-hop culture and takes it very seriously, and holds himself accountable as to what he says in his music and the impact it may have on people (particularly the young generation).
 Therefore, Abdullah is a positive, thought-provoking lyricist with an enlightened message to represent for the masses; while at the same time, staying true to himself and not becoming a sellout.  Adbullah will use his potential to the fullest, while providing the people with good music to listen to for both their soul and mind.
Info about the album:
The Black manhood album is a testament of brothers coming together, uniting and working for a greater purpose. This album paints Black men in a positive light, by defeating the stereotypes we are bombarded with on a daily basis. This album also touches on interesting topics such as educating Black men in a literal sense, growing as a man in your 30s, domestic violence, protecting our women, developing your spiritual state, the closing of schools, politics, etc. This album highlights the growth of who I am as a 35 year old Black man.
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Check out artist Slyide and his current single “Wicked Style”

I recently spoke to an artist who has overcome many roadblocks in his life but he overcame them all. Hip Hop is a culture and art movement and Slyide has truly embraced the essence of Hip Hop. Through his music you can experience  the pain, rage and other emotions he has experienced. He is the perfect example of empowerment, beating all the odds!

Where are you from? 

Ashland, Virginia but grew up in Richmond, Virginia.

How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

I started making music on November 13th, 2016 when I was trying to win the heart of my best friend but now I make music for my family and myself.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

100% Eminem. No one else comes close.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

I may sound like a broken record but again. Eminem! He’s a lyrical genius and and has made hip hop what it is today!

What inspires you as an artist and a person?

The want and need to be more than my haters ever thought I could be.

What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?

One day being a household name excites me greatly. I do not like the fact that the industry revolves around money. There are alot of crooked people in the industry.

In your experience thus far, what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed? And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Hard work pays off is the best advice. If I had to say there is one piece of advice I should’ve followed. Watch out for industry crook’s. It would have saved me a lot of problems.

What has been your biggest roadblock in your career?

Simply put, money! I have not had the funding to push my career. I am still searching for sponsorship to eliminate that road block. I also don’t perform or tour due to head injuries that prevent me from remembering my lyrics. Other than that I’m pretty well off.

Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making your sound and style the way it is?

Heart, emotion and hard work!

What single are you currently pushing and what will you be dropping next?

Wicked Style is out everywhere check it out on every major platform. Summer Afterparty will be hitting all platforms on August 4th.

What can fans expect from you in the future and where can they stay up to date on your movement

Fans can expect to hear my life in my songs and lyrics. My fans walk my journey with me. Always will!

To keep up with what I’m doing.

Follow me on IG @slyidemusicofficial

Twitter @slyidemusicoff

Facebook @slyidewithyoboy

My website unitedmasters.com/slyide

If you want merchandise-

Get my official LGBTQ friendly sneakers at aliveshoes.com/slyides-1

Getting to know producer Douglas Richardson

In a world of cookie cutter rap and formulated music it is refreshing to stumble upon raw talent such as Douglas Richardson. Richardson is a downtempo Hip Hop/R&B producer that has truly embraced his craft. His style is down tempo piano melodies layered over chords and boom bap drums.

Some of his influences include Tory Lanez, Weeknd, Partynextdoor, and Bryson Tiller. He just completed his first Beatpack and his working on his sencond.
Understanding the importance of the business side of things Douglas is currently searching to create a powerhouse team for his music. I recently checked out a couple of his tracks.

Amazing Grace is a track with a futuristic feel woth a smooth melodic 90’s R&B feel. This track is the perfect blend with hypnotic beats and a unique style.

Betrayal will satisfy the ears of the most discerning music listeners. It has a chill, laid back flow that anyone would enjoy.

I gotta tell you, Douglas Richardson is certainly setting the bar high for other upcoming producers. His instrumentals are unique and captivating. He is definitely going to become one of the greats for this era!

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Contact info:

267-504-2708

Check out “Driip” repping St Paul, MN hard!

 

Driip is a 18 year old rapper with the work ethic of a seasoned vet! Repping Saint Paul, Minnesota he is one of the most versatile artist out right now. He doesn’t believe in making just one style or genre of music , he says “I make whatever I feel in the mood to make , the music I make tells you what is or was going on in my life at a particular time , if feel a particular vibe I got with it.”
He truly has embraced the meaning of Hip Hop. Set to release his highly anticipated song “Life” sometime in August, exactly when? He has not disclosed an exact release date keeping fans anxious and on the edge of their seat!

Follow his movement

https://instagram.com/driipofficial?igshid=1itmes82jdojb

Surviving a near fatal car crash R&B singer Gio aka Governor is back stronger than ever with new releases!

 

Known and respected from his days and affiliations with Atlantic Records, 50Cent, Dr. Dre, or T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint Gio, (aka Governor) is back stronger than ever. He has an impressive discography that includes three studio albums and he is a Billboard charting singer/songwriter. His music has been heard on several movie soundtracks including Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls,” and more recently the single, “Favorite Pillow,” was featured in the Movie DEUCES, starring Meagan Good & Lorenz Tate.

 

With a smooth, melodic voice he truly embraces the essence of R&B that so many fans yearn for today. 50Cent once said that Washington was “extremely talented” and that “he is about to blow.” However, life had other plans, and a detour or two. Despite those obstacles, Gio is back and impacting R&B with his latest song, “I Give You Me.” Gio officially released “I Give You Me,” on June 14th of this year. “Favorite Pillow,” is next,  and a full album will follow later this year. When asked what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed? And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have he replied, “The best advice I followed was knowing that every craft requires tools! I try my best to have ownership or at least part in all aspects from my microphone to my tracks. I have input in everything because I need a piece of all I interact with! The one lesson I learned the hard way was TRUST! Now, I don’t trust anyone. I don’t need new friends. I just want to do good business!”

 

From a small county called Charles City, Va he has been pursuing his passion for music for over a decade. His musical influences include Marvin Gaye, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Teena Marie and many more!  With a truly magnetic personality and stage presence he has garnered fans worldwide.

Stay up to date with his movement: 

IG @GioWashington

Twitter – @Giosmusic

FB @GioMusicWorld

Spotify:  Spotify

Website- http://www.giowashingtonmusic.com/

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