Michelle Magee

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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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!

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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/

BOOKING/Collaborations/Interviews –Teresa L. Berger  teresalberger@gmail.com 8502649729



Rising Chicago based rapper Dreadrock
promises to blow you like a flute if he shoots
on the new video to the single fittingly titled “Flute”.
The track is laced with a hypnotic yet
soothing flute melody accompanied by hard hitting
drums provided by super producer, the one
and only Winiss.  Dreadrock matches the
stellar production with boisterous and energetic
vocals that prove to the listener that he’s not
the one to play with.  On the hook Dreadrock
boldly chants “I’ll blow you like a flute if I shoot”
as he demonstrates how he’ll get the job done. The visually appealing video shows drawn. illustrations being fired from the weapon as  Dreadrock lyrically makes his declaration to blow you away if you stand in his way.  The full single is available on his latest project
Born Broke, available everywhere music is being
sold digitally.  Visit the links below to get
more updates and news on the Chicago
based recording artist Dreadrock.
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RAE MILLZ, remember the name!


Newly signed Rich Nation Record Label artist RAE MILLZ has nowhere to go but up! Growing up he was inspired by many artist from different genres and generations. From the baritone of Sam Cook to the melodies of Luther Vandross to the country of Randy Travis it has all influenced his music. Even today’s artist like Usher and Sam Smith inspire him. His style is described as R&B/Soul with a twist of Pop and Hip Hop. His versatility is unmatched.

His father cultivated his love of music at a young age he also found a love for instruments namely the piano and drums. As a teen he started playing drums for various churches in central Virginia. Music is in his blood. He discovered he has relatives in the music industry like Jeff Redd who performed new jack swing style R&B in the 90’s and the late great Thelonious Monk who was a jazz singer and composer. RAE MILLZ is focused and energetic with a magnetic stage presence. You can expect him to be in the game for years to come.

Get to know the author behind the amazing new book “Secret Eyes”, Shantina Wilson.

Shantina Wilson, born and raised in White Springs, Florida! Shantina published her first novel titled, “Think Before You React” in 2011. After she continued to surprise everyone, including herself when she released “Wanted Never Mix Business With Pleasure,” “Spoiled,” “Deion Washington” and “A Hard Pill To Swallow.” She is married and a mother of two!

Shantina’s Motto: Just because you are from a small town, don’t mean you can’t dream BIG!

Synopsis for SECRET EYES

Nadia learns how hard, and cruel life can get at an early age — trying to look after her mom Melinda who suffers from Epilepsy. Her father Mitchell who is a prominent lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, left shortly after Nadia was born. Nadia is left to defend herself from Stanley, a man who wants more than he should.
When Sade run into both Melinda and Nadia, she noticed a difference in Nadia that either Melinda was ignoring or had no idea what was going on. When Sade reach out to Mitchell, will he come to the rescue his daughter from the madness, or will he turn his back?

Check out the book on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/2Z2V4NN

Rapper T Bone repping Omaha hard!

With a rebel style of music and magnetic personality Omaha rapper T Bone is destined for success. He has been pursuing music now for over 13 years discovering his love of music thru free styling at a young age. Influences like Nas, Damien Marley, Public Enemy and Nipsey Hussle fueled his passion.

When asked who he feels the most influential artist in hip hop today is he replied without hesitation “Nipsey Hussle”. He respects the way he was about positive vibes and empowerment of the youth.

T Bone plans to continue that movement thru his own music. Focused and disciplined T Bone is a force to be reckoned with. His high energy performances and hypnotic lyrical content has garnered him many fans. He stated he loves to perform and interact with fans and potential fans, diverse crowds etc. it is an adrenaline rush that rapper explained.

He is currently working on numerous projects. Monumental Talent Agency has a collaboration with T Bone and Moo Moo Dragon titled ” We The People “. T Bone is currently pushing “Introduction” which is his single that breaks down his thoughts of modern day living and poverty.

Fans can expect him to be a household name in the future and hear his gospel on the adversity of black people around the world for decades. Continuing the victory of Nipsey Hussle who truly inspired him to start back speaking the message of UNITY.


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Distruck Drops New Sumer Heat!


No stranger to the game Distruck is a rap artist from Yonkers, New York who is known for being a hardcore rapper. Looking to show is versatility he has worked with artists of many different genres.  He feels as an artist you should never limit yourself to one style. With a magnetic personality and  high-energy stage presence he garners new fans with every show.

His current single “Baby How Far” featuring Kman Oputa its a blend of Hip Hop with a catchy Afro beat. You can stay up to date with his movement here:

IG- @914struck