MC of Self Made Family – “El Chapo” | @MCofSelfMadeFam

MC of Self Made Family – “El Chapo” | @MCofSelfMadeFam

Queens rapper MC of Self Made Family releases his new single, aptly named after the famed Mexican drug lord, today on The Next Phase Entertainment LLC.

“A lot of people look at El Chapo and think all negative,” M.C. explains. “But they fail to see the story behind the story. This song kind of brings that backstory to the forefront.”

M.C. was exposed to all walks of life as well as all genres of music growing up, surrounded himself with nothing but music. Studying some of the musical greats, he acquired a unique talent and ear for music. M.C. did not only stick to the boundaries of hip hop, but ventured out into other musical genres. With family members in the music industry, he was exposed to the tricks of the trade early in life, making him the polished artist he is today.

“El Chapo” is a follow-up to M.C.’s second official single, “Made A Million” which heated up the airwaves in several states with major co-signs by MMG’s DJ Sam Sneaker and Power 105.1 FM’s DJ Will.

“El Chapo” will be aired today exclusively with DJ Will aka “Da Bronx Bomber” on Power 105.1 FM in New York, and during Da Union Hour with DJ K Yung on SirusXM Saturday. The track will then air on DASH Radio on the XXL Magazine channel.

“El Chapo” is available for download Tidal, Spotify and all digital media sites.

Twitter: @MCofSelfMadeFam | Instagram: @WhyNotMC | Snapchat: MCofSelfMadeFam

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Nikki D. Celebrates “Daddy’s Little Girl” on #HangoutSession | @OGNikkiD

Nikki D. Celebrates “Daddy’s Little Girl” on #HangoutSession | @OGNikkiD

Nikki Strong, forever as Nikki D., will always be known for Daddy’s Little Girl, where she is celebrating the 25th Anniverary of the knockout album.

She signed with Def Jam in 1989 and released her debut single “Lettin’ Off Steam”, produced by Sam Sever, the same year. The single’s video featured Flavor Flav. A little more than two years later, Nikki D released the more commercially acceptable song, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

Prior to releasing Daddy’s Little Girl, Nikki D was on tour in Europe for a year with fellow R&B artist Alyson Williams. Nikki has since then recorded songs with Moby, Queen Latifah on the Set It Off soundtrack, EPMD, Naughty By Nature, Flavor Unit, vocalist Suzanne Vega and also with Redman for his Muddy Waters album.

I sit down with the first lady of Def Jam to see what she has been up to on this episode of #HangoutSession.

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The Silent Celeb – The Silent Celebrity Project | @thesilentceleb

The Silent Celeb – The Silent Celebrity Project | @thesilentceleb

Ms. Blanco from The Bronx aka The Silent Celeb has solidified her spot as one of the best R&B artist to emerge in her time. Compelled by the likes of Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius, her voice and lyrical genius carry a truth and a confidence that lulls you in and keeps you coming back for more.

This past Saturday, The Silent Celeb was proud to present to us her long awaited EP, The Silent Celebrity Project, in which she held a private listening mixer hosted by actress and journalist, Jamila Mustafa and attended by press and media mavens alike.

The Silent Celebrity Project is a 6 track masterpiece full of R&B, soul, and things that go bump in the trunk. The project features production work from Liby V, The KindGenius, Illuxtrious Music and more, with appearances from fellow songwriter and singer Cocoa Sarai, rapper Zeyi and poet Da Ruddest Jones. With smooth fusion of R&B and hip-hop on the project, The Silent Celeb proves that she will be the phenom to keep the hip-hop soul flame burning.

The Silent Celebrity Project is available to stream directly on Soundcloud.

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Mister Triple X At #ArtHeartsFashion | @MisterTripleX @ArtHeartsFashion

Mister Triple X At #ArtHeartsFashion | @MisterTripleX @ArtHeartsFashion

This is the fashion show that I wait for every single season.

Philanthropist, Mister Triple X designer and Art Hearts Fashion founder Erik Rosete dominated the Art Hearts Fashion show and never disappoints with his high-end street wear with an edge for the inner rock-star in all of us. Yes, you too! This season, along with the flash and flair, Rosete brings celebrity Italian models Andrea Denver and Andrea Melchiorre to the runway and for a little more pizzazz, the collection features L.A.M.B. Eyewear by Gwen Stefani.

Launched in 2011, Art Hearts Fashion events are a leading platform for artistically inspired emerging, celebrity and couture designers to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. AHF events have been held coast to coast as a national showcase for designers to participate in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles Fashion Week. Participating designers can be seen on every major Hollywood celebrity including: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and countless more. The platform is unequivocally intertwined with the causes and organizations it supports.

Art Hearts Fashion is leading the way in combining fashion and philanthropy by raising awareness and funds for great causes all while celebrating the art of fashion. The runway shows presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation help raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and this seasons shows are dedicated to their #KeepThePromise campaign which highlights AHF’s mission to provide access to treatment to the millions living with HIV.

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Dot Demo – “Me” | @DotDemoMusic

Dot Demo – “Me” | @DotDemoMusic

Bronx born and bred, Derek Ward grew up in the borough that gave birth to rap. This was both a blessing and a curse, as he was raised in unforgiving streets that fostered stories of events that a young boy should never live through. Through his lyrical gift, Derek transformed to Dot and began telling his stories the best way he knows how. Rapping since the age of 13, Dot later evolved to dot Demo, or Demo for short.

His early skills were heavily influenced by R&B and Hip Hop artists such as Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Black Moon, J Dilla, Jay Z and The Bronx’s own Camp Lo. Through his rapping, networking and philanthropic ideas, Demo has created what he describes as a “regime” that includes himself and several other new and upcoming artists that all share the same vision. Dot describes his style as a melodic flow that uses verbal acrobatics to create colorful imagery for his audience to bring “the 90’s in the thousands”.

Now, Dot Demo is one of Hip-Hop’s best-kept secrets. But thanks to the good folks at RevoltTV, the cat is completely out the bag. With the industry waking up to the sleeper pick of the decade after a great premiere party at Revolt offices, the Bronx prodigy has dropped another gem on the road to his sophomore release, O.B.E. (Outer Body Experience), with the new video for “Me” which premiered on Revolt’s The Gate last night.

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Ryu – “The One” | @therealryu

Ryu – “The One” | @therealryu

When a lion roars, the jungle stops and stays completely still. Whether it’s out of fear, whether it’s surprise, or out of sheer respect, only the beasts of the wilderness know. In Hip-hop there has never been a more dominant, more ferocious roar commanding that same respect and instilling that same terror in the fragile listener than that of Public Enemy’s Chuck D. Thus, it was only natural Divine Styler sample Chuck D’s infamous count down for Ryu’s third single aptly titled, ‘The One.’

‘The One’ – third single from the debut solo album Tanks For The Memories out everywhere this Friday September 9th – is pure braggadocio at it’s finest. Hard-hitting, bold boasting that Big Daddy Kane would be proud of as Ryu dances effortlessly riding the Divine Styler track with soon-to-be quotables like “Never sweat a recession; if dough is outta the question, I could still be pullin hoes in the clothes that I slept in.” And the nostalgia laced “V8’s under the hood, bad bitch in the front seat; baby my name’s Ryu so you must be Chun-Lee.” Ryu is undoubtedly out to claim the throne of Los Angeles Rap royalty.

The video to ‘The One’ is a simple reference to going back-to-basics; a rally-cry for L.A to get back to the grassroots of what makes the cities Hip-hop scene so formidable. It opens with a freestyle – “I’m what your favorite rapper wants to sound like: biting my style but can’t even get my growls right” – as Ryu cruises the streets from the San Fernando Valley, a neighborhood walk-thru to a warehouse which plays as a soft homage to humble beginnings – playing parties for the neighborhood where he was honing his skills, and the areas that made him and groomed him as a man.

 

@therealryu

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Rohan Da Great Speaks The Real on #PhoneTap | @RohanDaGreatMC

Rohan Da Great Speaks The Real on #PhoneTap | @RohanDaGreatMC

After a string of successful single releases starting with “SMYK” with Dani Deahl, which sparked a multiple city tour based on the single racking up over 500,000, downloads and streams in the EDM market, Brooklyn native Rohan Da Great continues to capitalize off of his growing buzz. His radio-friendly singles, “Only One” and “Stop Now?” have made Rohan’s second home of Joco North Carolina and their radio outlets stand up and take notice as he has been in consistent rotation on 104.5 FM Surge Radio on the J.Romelle Morning Show and on 92.1 The Choice FM.

Rohan’s debut solo project, The Real, is a 7 song EP is a memoir of sorts. Over the course of 30 minutes, Rohan Da Great touches on the topics that are important to him: real things. Rohan speaks on his personal experiences and gives his views on life itself. The real life subject matter ranges from love, both good and bad to death, struggle, optimism, and society’s ills as a whole throughout the project. Singles like “Rule The World” were stapled into the book of good music as a prelude to the EP as Rohan picks up where he left off.

I sit down with Rohan as he speaks of his project, his legendary father, Curry Don, life and love on this episode of #PhoneTap.

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