Michelle Magee

Fadetheblackk drops new heat!

This Bronx rapper has received many cosigns early, What’s not to like about a track like Visions – a simple, organic soundscape, spacious and humble, hopeful; a set of leading voices with a smooth sense of confidence, delivering a set of lyrics intended to inspire and calm and motivate. All of this and more, plus the fact that the song carefully walks the line between that which is familiar, comforting, and that which is fresh; new and exciting.

Fadetheblackk and b*star collaborate on this release to showcase the best of their abilities, but this is just something you naturally take away from the single – this is not what it’s inherently about. Visions isn’t an attempt to let everyone know who these artists are, it’s not a track that screams out for attention or attempts to utilize the shock factor just to gather views and likes. Far from it. Everything about this song speaks subtle volumes for the positivity and optimism within it. Sure, there’s darkness within the verses, the world’s truths are laid bare, but the hook seems to offer a sense of resolve and possibility, and the good vibes rise higher as things progress. The musical ambiance is humble, as stated, the verses and the melody unite and yet contrast just right – creating a structure that holds tight to your attention, whilst always maintaining the good vibes at the heart of the soundscape.

On top of all of this, both leading vocals offer a subtle but certain level of confidence and professionalism. It’s reliable from the offset, believable, easy to get into. The simple piano riff sets the bar at a particular height and everything else follows suit beautifully. There’s a point to the song, to the ideas expressed by it, and to the mood set by the music. It’s easy to grasp and a total pleasure to stumble upon. So much so that when the track ends, you miss that mellow groove, that rhythm and the soothing aura.

At less than three minutes long it’s almost essential to listen more than once – though of course, this is a far better effect to have on an audience than to overstay your welcome. Visions is superb, a great song and one that finds itself at the top of our main playlist for the foreseeable future.

Download or stream the single everywhere. Find & follow @Fadetheblackk on Twitter & Instagram.

Mobbed Up Inc. Its A Movement!

Staying true to his Italian roots, Chicago businessman Gino Gallela is building his empire based on the core values of old school traditional values and integrity. Mobbed Up Inc. continues to flourish adding new divisions and ventures all the time.

Mobbed Up Inc. is more than a business, it’s a movement and the brainchild of Gino Gallela. He strategically recruited  more powerhouse key players to the team, Chuck Bellavia, Bobby Belavia, Antonio Williams and Raed Shalabi. The strength, energy and magnetic appeal these guys possess is unmatched! Mobbed Up Inc. is certainly setting the bar high for the competition.

Some of their amazing products include a line of olive oils held to the highest standards, imported straight from a farm in Italy. They also have a line of quality t-shirts, tequila and cigars with a television series that will put the Sopranos to shame. They have many more projects in the works as well. The movement has been instantly thrust among the elite in their craft garnering the attention of the one and only Perez Hilton who gave them a video shout out praising their movement.

Now Gallela and his team are taking it a step further after discovering some of Chicago’s best untapped talent and implementing a record label under Mobbed Up Inc. The label’s first artist Capo J just released his debut single “Amante” feat Dj M80 & Wolf Dog. You can look forward to his single with Chicago rap legend “Twista”, Dj M80, Arab Luciano and Belo from Do Or Die called “Friend Zone!



You can expect to hear a lot more hits coming from the Mobbed Up Inc.. music roster for years to come!
See complete team and roster below:
 To stay up to date on their movement go to the website:
Twitter @Mobbedupinc
Instagram @mobbedupinc
Facebook @mobbedupinc

Chicago’s Hidden Gem “Gucci Curlz”

Fresh on the scene and ready to make a name for himself 26 yr old Palestinian-American Gucci Curlz is is amazing. The Chicago native has such a magnetic personality and stage presence that he captivates audiences everywhere he performs.

Don’t get it twisted, this is no cookie cutter rapper he has a unique style that sets him apart from the rest. He has been thru hell and back in his young life and prevailed stronger than ever. You wont hear him rap about guns and violence in his music which is a breath of fresh air in this genre. He works hard to innovate and diversify his music creating his own lane on the urban music world.

Gaining notoriety and breaking out seemingly overnight with his well-received single “Woke Me Up” Gucci Curlz has been pouring gasoline on his own fire ever since. Some of his influences include Future, Chris Brown and Lil Durk.

Follow His Movement!





Bodyshock Music Artist Mel Max Drops New Video To Awaiting Fans

A Monster on the mic with magnetic appeal, Bodyshock Music Group artist “Mel Max” is releasing his a video to his single “Moonwalker” today. It has been a while since the release of his mixtape “Sleep Off Dreams On” so his fans have been anxiously awaiting the release. Mel has a lot planned for 2019 so dont miss a beat!


Get to know violinist Richmond Punch

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

I am been in entertainment for about 20 years. It was Dallas Public Schools that changed my life giving me a violin. The Dallas Symphony’s Young Strings trained me.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

High School was where owned my first cds. I remember it like yesterday: Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington and Branford Marsalis with his Bloomington Trio.

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

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jean Luc Ponty, Beyonce. Because they are really not all one singular genre. That’s the key to their success.

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

I think like a songwriter and hope to write many songs for vocalists as well as scoring for film. This is most exciting. Discouraging, not at all

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?

Keep life organized the best you can. A plan is the first step but a schedule is even better. I have the plan down but my wife schedules it lol.

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

I listen to tons of vocalists and instrumentalists. Sound wise I play a 5 String Yamaha Violin and love Boss effects. I really feel I have found my sound although there is always room to evolve.

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

3 new singles from my upcoming EP “Back that Violin Up” Taste, Mother’s Love and Back That Violin Up.


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

Fans should join my group page Flavors of America on Facebook. Also add @ViolinRichmond. My website and products can be found at GetPunched.net

Riah Michelle Making Serious Noise!

We are proud to introduce the next big female vocalist to hit the music scene this year, Riah Michelle with her new soon to go viral / soon to be classic single “It Doesn’t Really Matter” produced by ATL stationed producer, composer, songwriter Mr. Boom Boom Bang who is also the featured love interest in the video as well.  “It Doesn’t Really Matter” is a beautiful love ballad that is sure to stand the test of time and a song that many people can enjoy and relate to for many years to come.
Watch the well conceived an thoroughly pieced together music video that accompanies the single here:

The single is also available on CDBaby!
For more information contact Moses Dailey at MosesDailey@gmail.com


Chicago’s Capo J Emerges On The Scene

The current indie rap scene teems with more life than ever before. Long marked for sucess hailing from southside Chicago Capo J is ready to make a serious impact in the urban music world! He discovered his love of hip hop at a young age while living with his grandmother in Rochester, New York in high school.

By the age of 19 he started recording music but as life threw him serious punches he wasn’t able to stick with it. Years later he returned from a long hiatus focused and determined to make a name for himself. Capo overcame many road blocks pursueing music until 2017 when he decided that it was time to finally jump back in and hit it hard.

Capo has a raw, authentic sound, full of charisma which earned him the opportunity to open for numerous big name acts. It is impressive that with such a limited time in the industry he has worked with some real heavy hitters like:

Dj M-80

G.dep(Bad Boy)

Black Rob(Bad Boy)

Trae Tha Truth(Grand Hustle)

AZ(Quiet Money)

Trife Diesel(Tmf/Wu-Tang)

Sunn.y.(SoSo Def)

Benny The Butcher(Griselda/Shady Aftermath)

Chris Rivers(Big Puns Son)

That is just to name a few. Mobbed Up Inc a full service entertainment company has taken Capo J and DJ m80 into their camp after recognizing their talent. DJ m80 is their in house rapper/engineer/DJ. Capo J and Dj m80 have the perfect fusion of talent. Look to see and hear and lot from these 2 hard hittin talents!

Producer Philonius Phunk and emcee A.O. Lyrical have joined forces to collaborate on a banger


Aside from Marvel Comics dominating theaters, and streaming services, “nerds” have yet another reason to “geek out” as two of the biggest stars in the world of Nerdcore hip hop producer Philonius Phunk and emcee A.O. Lyrical have joined forces to collaborate on a banger that will keep you warm all through the Fall and Winter months. The name of the soon to be nerdcore classic single is titled “Daily Meditating” and it’s available to stream at the link here….
Listen as A.O. Lyrical spits hot rhymes over a smooth melody provided by nerdcore composer Philonius Phunk!  Get more updates on music produced by Philonius Phunk at http://www.PhiloniusPhunk.com
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Arabb Luciano & Rick Ross Drop New Joint “Don’t Understand”

In a world of cookie cutter rappers and formulated music, Chicago’s Arabb Luciano is a symbol of hip hops purest form. His first single “Don’t Understand” featuring Rick Ross is making serious noise nationwide.

Crescent Music Group is the collaboration between MMG and Arabb’s record label Crescent Records, Arabb is one of three founders of Crescent Records the other two co-founders are his brother Ayman Baker & his cousin Tamer Refaie who are also his managers and executive producers on the music video “Don’t Understand” ft. Rick Ross. They have been a big part of his success, the three of them put their skills together to create a hit song and get the attention of Rick Ross the CEO of MMG. They had him fly out to Chicago exactly a week after hearing his song and recording his verse on it. Cresent Records is proud to announce their partnership with Mobbed Up Inc and Taco Boy on current as well as future projects.

Arabb’s magnetic appeal is fused with street cred and authentic raw talent. Arabb has satisfied the ears of  discerning music fans with his gritty, hard-hittin flow and charismatic approach. This is an artist with the work ethic of a seasoned industry vet, full of raw energy and talent determined to win. Maybe its the fact the city he’s from produces tough hearted individuals whose dreams exceed their expectations.

Arabb Luciano is certainly setting the bar high for other artists and is predicted to become a very influential force in the urban music world.

Stay up to date with his movement:

Twitter: therealarabb

Instagram: therealarabb

Facebook: arabbluciano

Getting To Know International Artist Gabbi Music


  • What drew you to the music industry?


  • I have been doing music whole my life. I started to play violin when I was 4 years old and music became a big part of my life since then.


  • Who are you inspired by?


  • I prefer to say what, cause I feel that I have so much to say and express. That’s kind of my own feeling to write, play and sing my emotions out. Of course many artists are good example, but I want to do my own thing.


  • Please explain your creative process
  • I start with lyrics, just writing down feelings, emotions, things that I see around me, then I arrange chords and the melody is the last part. Sometimes some melody comes to my mind and everything starts from there. It’s nice to have company when creating something new so we can share feelings and make everything working great.




  • What’s an average day like for you?


  • Well just now I’m working as a teacher in elementary school so big part of my day goes there. As a single parent I have also many other responsibilities, but music is always my passion, so I try to sing, play and create as much as possible.


  • Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?


  • Well in some songs you can find lyrics that tell the story where could be hidden some things for certain people. They’ll know those signs. 😉


  • Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?


  • Yes of course, that’s very big part of the process, you’ll get new ideas or improvements that you maybe didn’t notice by yourself. The process depends about the situation and is different every time.


  • Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans


  • Social media is a very important way to get in touch with people. I get many messages on Instagram and Facebook and try to answer them all. Also people come to talk to me in the street or after gigs.


  • What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?


  • I love all of this <3 Sometimes when work is in the middle and I don’t get in done, it bothers me. Just then collaboration with other musicians is very important.


  • Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?


  • Oh yes, many times. But I think it’s part of the process. You get adrenaline and then you have the right drive to do your best at the stage.


  • Tell me about your favorite performance venues


  • I like quite small places where audience is close. The feeling is really intimate and you can sense people’s reactions very well.


  • What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?


  • Find your passion and then practice, practice and practice. Collaborate with other musicians and follow your heart. Don’t you never ever give up on you dreams! Love you all!



Kati Vaarasuo ”Gabbi”
Gabbi Music
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