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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing San Francisco Bay area artist Jonah Melvon. You can expect to see Jonah explode on the scene nationwide. He is a socially conscious  lyricist which is a breath of fresh air to today’s  urban music scene.

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

I released my first record in 2009. I didn’t really tap into music til my college years. I was def a late bloomer. I started unlocking my voice at open mics which lead to demo recordings. I denied my passion to do music because my household and my city had set the bar so high.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

Subconsciously I absorbed so many of the artists my parents were listening to, from Sade to Frankie Beverly. Eventually that transcended to EPMD, Rakim, LL Cool J, and 2Pac.

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

These questions are always tricky, because  success can be equated to finances or the feeling of the record. If it’s the feeling of the record, though my genre of artists singing and rhyming is quite small; I would say Anderson Paak.

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

Finding my melodies and lyrics the right home excites me the most, or sitting down and writing something new to some dope music production. The process that discourages me the most, is having convictions in an industry that is moving target.

In your experience thus far, what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

The best advice I was given that I actually followed, was to give up some of my roles. There was a time that I wore way to many hats, which made me a “jack of all trades, but a master of nothing”. Giving up some of these roles, allowed my career to blossom, but I had to outsource the other foundational things I needed as an artists

And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Taking care of my media platforms is one piece of advice I didn’t follow, which I wish I did. I’m changing however. Also making sure I handled my paperwork, which can get real tedious but worth it.

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

Being a great listener. Having an open mind.

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

The singles from my new record #RainWaterProject are “What’s Good for You”, “1099”, and “Thinkin of You”. I will be focused on the branding of these songs for 2019, especially with being an indie artists and having limited budgets, it will take time to push these songs.

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

All my branding and music is under my name @JonahMelvon. I am really dialing into the recording aspect to release more music in the next 2 or 3 years. I got lost in the performance aspect for so long which I love, but I am determined to give more recordings for fans to vibe to.

“Truth Syrum” by Nikia a message for the cheaters!

Singer / songwriter Nikia has a strong message for the cheaters out there, and she makes that message loud and clear with the lyrics of her new single “Truth Syrum” featuring Wo-Billz.  Nikia speaks for many of the women out there who have been in relationships where all the signs add up that they are creeping and cheating behind their woman’s back.  Nikia sings exactly what so many people who have experienced being in unfaithful relationships have been wanting to say, and the rap verse by hip hop artist Wo-Billz drives the point home even harder.  Listen to the single and watch the video for yourself  below on youtube.
Subscribe and follow Nikia’s youtube channel.  Get more updates on Nikia by visiting her official website http://www.SoundsOfNikia.com

Get to know artist “Real Ova Deceit”

 

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

Ive been making music for a lil over 7 years now. I started making music because music is a big part of my culture. A friend of mine bought a mic and self taught himself how to engineer. I jumped on the mic and instantly fell in love with the ability to create.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

My first influences were Outkast, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and many more.

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

Lil Wayne, I feel he has the best body of work.

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

The writing and recording process excites me. What discourages me is not being able to do what I want vibes wise.

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?

To be consistent is best advice and to practice.

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

My lyrics and melodys.

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

Im currently pushing my single “Champagne” and the music video will be dropping Friday at 6pm.

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

Fans can exspect me to be doing more live shows. I’ll be putting out new music every month.You can stay up to date at:

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Dj Choppzz keeps the party rockin

 

 

Charlotte, NC based party, club and mobile DJ, DJ Choppzz is fed up with some of the types of music he is encouraged to play by today’s partygoers to keep the crowd moving.  Instead of breaking new music from today’s one hit wonders and flavor of the moments, DJ Choppzz has made the decision to create his own brand of self produced club anthems padded with his own distinct signature sound that’s sure to keep any club and dancefloor popping!  The latest DJ Choppzz produced single is titled “Look At Her Work” with vocals by another
Queen City staple, the artist known as Baggz.  The single is available for
streaming on spreaker at the direct link below.  Check it out at this direct
link
To book DJ Choppzz for your next party or function, or to talk to DJ Choppzz directly e-mail him at djchoppzz93@gmail.com

Spotlight on Florida’s Pretti Emage

 

Pretti Emage, pronounced Pretty Image, is an American Hip Hop/R&B duo fresh out of  Clearwater, Florida (aka Wick City). The dynamic duo consists of two sisters, Jaleesah “Mizz Attitude” Riley and Zayah “Baby Girl” Riley.
Emerging on the scene in 2016 they’ve put on many high energy performances and even sparked major buzz on social media with there smash hit “Turn Up”.  They have satisfied the ears of some of the most discerning music fans. The duo will be releasing their freshman album “The Playlist” in the early part of 2019. Their music, which is a blend of Hip Hop, Pop and R&B is a fresh, flirty, youthful sound that will garner the attention of all music fans. Their music can be streamed and purchased on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms worldwide.

Introducing Lady Ka$h

 

Setting the bar high for other rappers, Miami’s own LADY KA$H is ready to hit the world stage. The American rapper, singer, songwriter, aspiring model and businesswoman has created a lane all her own and continues to gain notoriety on the global stage. With a unique raspy voice, she established her reputation in the hip-hop world in 2012 with her street anthem “Set It Off” featuring three other artists. Writing poetry at age eleven, her talent became obvious early. Over time, her poetry grew into a strong passion for music. Some of her role models include icons Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill and Lil Kim.

 

Her magnetic personality and stage presence gave her the opportunity to open for major artists such as Yo Gotti, Lil Scrappy, Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Young Money, Mack Maine and Jim Jones. The list of artists asking her to open for them or to feature on their song(s) or perform continues to grow. Her current single “Redo” will be available on iTunes soon, expect it to satisfy the musical taste buds of some of the most discerning listeners.
Follow her movement and don’t miss a beat!

EL Zappo, The Man, The Music, The Movement

 

The current indie rap scene teems with more life than ever and this is an artist long marked for success. Fresh off the streets of Benton Harbor, MI, El Zappo Foreign is making a serious impact.

Recognized and respected for his raw authentic sound, he has a gritty style and flow that will satisfy the most discerning listener!  Co-signed by many, he is compared to hip hop icons of all eras. Zappo was also featured on Honorable C.N.O.T.E.s “From Then To Now” album, which caught the eyes of media outlet Hot New Hip Hop.

Zappo revealed to Hood illustrated Magazine that his inspiration came from the death of his cousin whose name he took. Zappo said he was one of the people that encouraged him to take this music thing seriously. He hooked back up with his partner platinum producer Honorable C.N.O.T.E. in Georgia. He then released his debut mixtape “90DayRun” produced by Honorable Court producer Tony Trouble alongside other producers from the HC camp. Zappo has been through hell and back and prevailed stronger than ever. Don’t get it twisted, this is no cookie-cutter rapper, his style and charisma are what set him apart from the rest. He is setting the bar high for others in the game and predicted to make a huge impact in 2019!

http://www.swiftcoentinc.com/el-zappo-foreign

https://instagram.com/elzappoforeign

 

Watch / stream the new short film “The Ugly Friend” on Amazon Prime

 

The film is centered around the character Alvin who has been crushing on Nikki for awhile and she decides to pay Alvin a visit, and give him
a chance.  Nikki asks if she can bring a friend, so it’s only natural that Alvin
brings a friend for Nikki’s friend and that’s when all the drama
unfolds.  Watch the drama for yourself on Amazon Prime.
The movie stars Antonio Gambrell, James Tavelle, and Mercedes Wright.
Directed by Felecia Rivers and J Paul the Demi God.
This is a Geechee One Film

2019 Your Year Of Wellness!

It’s that time of the year again where many people make new years resolutions to improve and better their lives for the upcoming new year.  People make these promises and stick to them in the few months, start off strong in January, but often fall off the wagon as the year continues.  To ensure that you stay on the right path with your fitness and wellness journey, we encourage readers to look intoKemetic Fitness and Wellness.   Kemetic Fitness and Wellness’ mission is to empower clients to create and maintain healthy life patterns to support self-reliance, stronger families, and strengthen success of community involvement.

For consultation and additional information on how Kemetic Fitness and Wellness can help you and better your life and overall health e-mail Basu Lauren at basulauren@gmail.com

Here is a description of some of the Services Kemetic Fitness and Wellness provides.  
Kemetic Yoga:  A journey of mindfulness and balancing of the mind-body-spirit.
Kemetic Reiki:  Energy work that supports clients in restoring balance to the body’s energetic centers.
Vibrational sound therapy:  A relaxation service that activates the parasympathetic nervous system which may stimulate pain relief, stress relief, and the ultimate relaxation experience.
Yoni(Vaginal) steaming:  A therapy treatment for women to cleanse and stimulate well-being to the womb through steam herbal infusion.
Detox therapy:  21-day plan that helps to promote well-being in ones’ mind-body-spirit.
Kemetic Fitness and Wellness Products:  Herbal pads, and smudge sticks.

Get more updates on Kemetic Fitness and Wellness athttp://www.KemeticFitnessandWellness.blogspot.com

 

Southern Rapper D-Hud Has Big Plans For 2019

 

 

Rapper, poet and businessman D-Hud has major plans for his music and business Owt Of Order Entertainment in 2019.  In addition to working on new music, the rising southern rapper is also working on a new clothing line for his Owt Of Order Entertainment brand.  D-Hud also plans on hitting the stage and doing more shows and performances as well, any promoter that plans on booking him can get in touch with him at the social media links provide on the promotional flier above.
D-Hud is still pushing his underground hit “Huddy World” and plans to rock that well into the new year, especially with the Blacktopia DJ Coalition behind the record!  Stream the single on “Spreaker” at https://www.spreaker.com/user/southeasthiphop/d-hud-g-world
Get more updates, information, show dates and news on D-Hud at his official promo blog at http://www.D-Hud.blogspot.com