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January 2014 Issue 4

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FEATURES 12. The Grammys What do you think about the number of Black Rappers winning a Grammy?

Detroit and Beyond 26 New Addition to the Magazine

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2014 GRAMMY WINNERS


The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held Best new artist in Los Angeles on Sunday night with James Blake performances from Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Beyonce and more. Kendrick Lamar Take a look at some of the top winners below: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- WINNER

Record of the year

Kacey Musgraves

"Get Lucky" -- Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers -- WINNER

Ed Sheeran

"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons

Best pop solo performance

"Royals" -- Lorde "Locked out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars "Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

Album of the year "The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles -- "Brave" Lorde -- "Royals" -- WINNER Bruno Mars -- "When I Was Your Man" Katy Perry -- "Roar" Justin Timberlake -- "Mirrors"

"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk -- WINNER "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar "The Heist" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Red" -- Taylor Swift 5 things we loved about the 2014 Grammys

Best pop duo/group performance Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers -- "Get Lucky" -- WINNER P!nk featuring Nate Ruess -- "Just Give Me a Reason" Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko -- "Stay"

Song of the year

Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell -- "Blurred Lines"

"Just Give Me a Reason" -- P!nk featuring Nate Ruess

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z -- "Suit & Tie"

"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars "Roar" -- Katy Perry

Best pop vocal album

"Royals" -- Lorde -- WINNER

Lana Del Rey -- "Paradise"

"Same Love" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Lorde -- "Pure Heroine" Bruno Mars -- "Unorthodox Jukebox" -- WINNER Robin Thicke -- "Blurred Lines" Justin Timberlake -- "The 20/20 Experience -- The Complete Experience"


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Best pop instrumental album Herb Alpert -- "Steppin' Out" -- WINNER Boney James -- "The Beat" Earl Klugh -- "Handpicked" Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot -- "Summer Horns" Jeff Lorber Fusion -- "Hacienda"

Best dance recording "Need U (100%)" -- Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK

Best rock performance Alabama Shakes -- "Always Alright" David Bowie -- "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" Imagine Dragons -- "Radioactive" -WINNER Led Zeppelin -- "Kashmir" Queens of the Stone Age -- "My God is the Sun" Jack White -- "I'm Shakin' "

Best metal performances

"Sweet Nothing" -- Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch

Anthrax -- "T.N.T."

"Atmosphere" -- Kaskade

Black Sabbath -- "God is Dead?" -- WINNER

"The is What it Feels Like" -- Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie

Dream Theater -- "The Enemy Inside"

"Clarity" -- Zedd featuring Foxes -- WINNER

Volbeat featuring King Diamond -- "Room 24"

Best dance/electronica album

Best rock song

"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk -WINNER

"Ain't Messin' 'Round" -- Gary Clark Jr.

"Settle" -- Disclosure "18 Months" -- Calvin Harris

"Cut Me Some Slack" -- Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear -WINNER

"Atmosphere" -- Kaskade

"Doom and Gloom" -- The Rolling Stones

"A Color Map of the Sun" -- Pretty Lights

"God Is Dead?" -- Black Sabbath

Killswitch Engage -- "In Due Time"

"Panic Station" -- Muse

Best traditional pop vocal album "Viva Duets" -- Tony Bennett and various artists "To Be Loved" -- Michael BublĂŠ -- WINNER "The Standards" -- Gloria Estefan "Cee Lo's Magic Moment" -- Cee Lo Green "Now" -- Dionne Warwick


Best rock album

Best R&B song

Black Sabbath -- "13"

"Best of Me" -- Anthony Hamilton

David Bowie -- "The Next Day"

"Love and War" -- Tamar Braxton

Kings of Leon -- "Mechanical Bull"

"Only One" -- PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder

Led Zeppelin -- "Celebration Day" -- WINNER Queens of the Stone Age -- "... Like Clockwork" Neil Young with Crazy Horse -- "Psychedelic Pill"

"Pusher Love Girl" -- Justin Timberlake -WINNER "Without Me" -- Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

Best alternative music album Neko Case -- "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You"

Best urban contemporary album Tamar Braxton -- "Love and War"

The National -- "Trouble Will Find Me"

Fantasia -- "Side Effects of You"

Nine Inch Nails -- "Hesitation Marks"

Salaam Remi -- "One: In the Chamber"

Tame Impala -- "Lonerism"

Rihanna -- "Unapologetic" -- WINNER

Vampire Weekend -- "Modern Vampires of the City" -WINNER

Mack Wilds -- "New York: A Love Story"

Best R&B album Best R&B performance

Faith Evans -- "R&B Divas"

Tamar Braxton -- "Love and War"

Alicia Keys -- "Girl on Fire" -- WINNER

Anthony Hamilton -- "Best of Me"

John Legend -- "Love in the Future"

Hiatus Kaiytoe featuring Q-Tip -- "Nakamarra"

Chrisette Michele -- "Better"

Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar -- "How Many Drinks?"

TGT -- "Three Kings"

Snarky Puppy with Lala Hathaway -- "Something" -WINNER

Best rap performance Drake -- "Started From the Bottom"

Best traditional R&B performance

Eminem -- "Berserk"

Gary Clark Jr. -- "Please Come Home" -- WINNER

Jay Z -- "Tom Ford"

Fantasia -- "Get It Right"

Kendrick Lamar -- "Swimming Pools (Drank)"

Maysa -- "Quiet Fire" Gregory Porter -- "Hey Laura" Ryan Shaw -- "Yesterday"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz -- "Thrift Shop" -- WINNER


Best rap/sung collaboration J. Cole featuring Miguel -- "Power Trip" Jay Z featuring BeyoncĂŠ -- "Part II (On the Run)" Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake -- "Holy Grail" -- WINNER Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige -- "Now or Never" Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weeknd -- "Remember You"

Best country duo/group performance The Civil Wars -- "From This Valley" -WINNER Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill -- "Don't Rush" Little Big Town -- "Your Side of the Bed" Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban -"Highway Don't Care"

Best rap song

Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton -- "You Can't Make Old Friends"

"F***in' Problems" -- A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar

Best country song

"Holy Grail" -- Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake "New Slaves" -- Kanye West "Started From the Bottom" -- Drake "Thrift Shop" -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -WINNER

Best rap album Drake -- "Nothing Was the Same" Jay Z -- "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail" Kendrick Lamar -- "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -- "The Heist" -WINNER Kanye West -- "Yeezus"

Best country solo performance Lee Brice -- "I Drive Your Truck" Hunter Hayes -- "I Want Crazy" Miranda Lambert -- "Mama's Broken Heart" Darius Rucker -- "Wagon Wheel" -- WINNER Blake Shelton -- "Mine Would Be You"

"Begin Again" -- Taylor Swift "I Drive Your Truck" -- Lee Brice "Mama's Broken Heart" -- Miranda Lambert "Merry Go 'Round" -- Kacey Musgraves -WINNER "Mine Would Be You" -- Blake Shelton

Best country album Jason Aldean -- "Night Train" Tim McGraw -- "Two Lanes of Freedom" Kacey Musgraves -- "Same Trailer Different Park" -- WINNER Blake Shelton -- "Based on a True Story" Taylor Swift -- "Red"

Best Latin pop album Frankie J -- "Faith, Hope y Amor" Ricardo Montaner -- "Viajero Frecuente" Draco Rosa -- "Vida" -- WINNER Aleks Syntek -- "Syntek" Tommy Torres -- "12 Historias"


Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album Café Tacvba -- "El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco" El Tri -- "Ojo Por Ojo" Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas -- "Chances" La Santa Cecilia -- "Treinta Dias" -- WINNER Los Amigos Invisibles -- "Repeat After Me"

Producer of the year, nonclassical Rob Cavallo Dr. Luke Ariel Rechtshaid

Best song written for visual media Coldplay -- "Atlas" -- "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Jessie J -- "Silver Lining" -- "Silver Linings Playbook" Adele -- "Skyfall" -- "Skyfall" -- WINNER Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw -- "We Both Know" -- "Safe Haven" Lana Del Rey -- "Young and Beautiful" -- "The Great Gatsby" (deluxe edition) Regina Spektor -- "You've Got Time" -- "Orange is the New Black"

Jeff Tweedy Pharrell Williams -- WINNER

Best music video

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media

Captial Cities -- "Safe and Sound"

"Django Unchained" "The Great Gatsby" (deluxe edition) "Les Miserables" (deluxe edition

Jay Z -- "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton -- "Can't Hold Us"

"Muscle Shoals"

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z -- "Suit & Tie" -- WINNER

"Sound City: Real to Reel" -- WINNER

Jack White -- "I'm Shakin'"

Best score soundtrack for visual media

Best music film

"Argo"

Coldplay -- "Live 2012"

"The Great Gatsby"

Green Day -- "¡Cuatro!"

"Life of Pi"

Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite -- "I'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!"

"Lincoln" "Skyfall" -- WINNER "Zero Dark Thirty"

Paul McCartney -- "Live Kisses" -- WINNER Mumford & Sons -- "The Road to Red Rocks"

See the full list of winners at Grammy.com


100 Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Columbia, 1/14) 99 The Rentals – TBD (Polyvinyl) 98 Broken Bells – After The Disco (Columbia, 1/14)

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97 Empress Of – TBD (Terrible/XL) 96 tUnE-yArDs – TBD 95 Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Interscope/TDE, 2/25) 94 Thee Oh Sees – TBD 93 MØ – No Mythologies To Follow (Chess Club/RCA Victor, 2/24) 92 You Blew It! – Keep Doing What You’re Doing (Topshelf, 1/14) 91 Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt (Kanine, 2/25) 90 The New Pornographers – TBD (Matador, Late Spring) 89 Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/18) 88 Wu-Tang Clan – TBD 87 Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans (ATO, 3/4) 86 Mastodon – TBD 85 Phantogram – Voices (Republic, 2/18) 84 Wolves In The Throne Room – TBD (Southern Lord, Winter) 83 Meek Mill – TBD (MMG) 82 Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Sub Pop, 1/21) 81 Pusha T – King Push (Def Jam) 80 Actress – Ghettoville (Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune, 1/28)


79 Rick Ross – Mastermind (MMG/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, Early 2014) 78 The Horrors – TBD 77 ceo – Wonderland (Modular, 2/4) 76 Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy, 3/25) 75 Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow (Vice, 3/18) 74 Da Mafia 6ix – TBD 73 Best Coast – TBD (Spring) 72 The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits (Sacred Bones, 3/4) 71 My Morning Jacket – TBD (ATO) 70 Belle And Sebastian – TBD (Matador, Late Spring) 69 Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound, 2/25) 68 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata 67 The Notwist – Close To The Glass (Sub Pop, 2/25) 66 FKA Twigs – TBD (Young Turks) 65 G-Side – Gz To Godz 64 Perfume Genius – TBD (Matador, Fall) 63 Death Cab For Cutie – TBD 62 DIIV – TBD 61 Lily Allen – TBD (Warner Bros.) 60 Liars – TBD (Mute, March) 59 Parquet Courts – TBD 58 Sampha – TBD (Young Turks) 57 Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire (Early 2014)


50 Tombs – Savage Gold (Relapse, Spring) 49 Dum Dum Girls – Too True (Sub Pop, 1/28) 48 Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty, 3/4) 47 Flying Lotus – TBD 46 Pharrell – TBD (Columbia) 45 Amber Coffman – TBD 44 Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (Interscope) 43 Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar, 2/18) 42 The Bug – Angels And Devils (Ninja Tune) 41 Warpaint – Warpaint (Rough Trade) 40 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags (Matador, 1/7) 39 Katy B – Little Red (Rinse/Columbia) 38 James Blake & Chance The Rapper – TBD 37 Damon Albarn – TBD (Warner Bros.) 36 U2 – TBD (April) 35 Hamilton Leithauser – TBD 34 Real Estate – TBD (Domino) 33 Julian Casablancas – TBD 32 Alcest – Shelter (Prophecy, 1/21) 31 Migos – Y.R.N. 2 (January) 30 White Lung – TBD


29 EMA – The Future’s Void (Matador/City Slang, Spring) 28 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Columbia, 5/26) 27 Bat For Lashes – TBD (Warner Bros.) 26 Jessica Pratt – TBD 25 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian, 3/18) 24 Modest Mouse – TBD 23 Wilco – TBD (dBpm) 22 Future – Honest (Epic) 21 Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde, 2/4) 20 St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Republic, 2/25) 19 Charli XCX – SuperLove (Atlantic, Spring) 18 Titus Andronicus – TBD (XL) 17 Grimes – TBD16 Swans – TBD (Young God) 15 TV On The Radio – TBD 14 Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Fool’s Gold) 13 Fleet Foxes – TBD 12 Fucked Up – TBD (Matador, Spring) 11 Robyn – TBD


10 Spoon – TBD 9 Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble, 1/21) 8 Taylor Swift – TBD 7 Agalloch – TBD (Profound Lore, April) 6 The Wrens – TBD 5 Joanna Newsom – TBD 4 Cloud Nothings – TBD 3 Frank Ocean – TBD 2 Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol, 2/14) 1 Kanye West – TBD (Summer)


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In 2010 I began a career in the music industry as a manager for the Detroit Mo Thugs, a branch off of Bone Thugs N Harmony's label Mo Thugs Records. I became determined to learn my new found craft backwards and forwards, and wanted to create my own personal success story. In less than two years I worked with close to, if not more than, 200 artists. As a divorced single mother I made the decision to resign from management. I was missing out on way too many tea parties, glow stick baths and bedtime stories. I began promoting for and working alongside Moe Dirdee in 2012. His drive, talent, passion and wisdom continue to help me grow both inside and outside of the industry. These days I consider myself a constant work in progress. If you aren’t growing you aren’t moving right? It's a fact that Detroit is home to many talented artists that could reach the top if they got the proper exposure that they deserve and there's also artists that have terrible friends and/or family that don't have the balls to tell them how terrible their music truly is. So this is where I'm going to step in. I call it as I see it (or hear it). So whether it's terrible or the best, I'm going to expose it. Who knows... I may even write about things unrelated to music from time to time. So if you have a topic idea that you would like to see me post about.. Email me at: youdontbelongindetroit@gmail.com Follow me: Twitter: @Amy_Rella Instagram: _AMYRELLA_

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PINQY RING Every flashy money-making rapper brags about it in songs. Every mafioso gets theirs kissed out of respect and honor. Each shines its own shine; bright, unique and magnificent. A flashy pink diamond don of her time has come knocking on the music industry’s door. Armed with intelligence, word ridden rhymes, a sick style and Latina flavor, Pinqy Ring is a veritable five foot force to be reckoned with.

Born and raised in Chicago, Marisol Vélez always had a flair for writing. She first shook hands with the mic at the age of 15 during her Sophomore year at Lane Tech High School, when her love for learning Hip Hop songs turned into a curiosity to try it for herself. By her Senior year she became the first female student to rap at her school’s talent show, and the ovations were standing. She vowed she would allow herself to feel the rush of constructing music and performing her own songs for the rest of her life. A wreck of a car accident in 2004 left Pinqy in a coma with a contusion on her brain, broken teeth and several scars. When she came-to, however, her feet hit the ground to run fast with her rap dream held tightly in hand. The tragedy provided incredible inspiration, and today she remains alive and breathing the air of Hip Hop dreams and aspirations. Her hand has been shaking every opportunity presented ever since, like an ambassador.

Being an Honors graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a poet, a proud Puerto Rican, a journalist, an educator and a philanthropist has put Ms. Ring in her own league of urban song writers. Nothing is deadlier than an educated emcee, and this woman’s quick wit, sense of humor, passion, ambition and Spanglish word-play will knock you out!

Pinqy prides herself in being a crowd-pleasing performer; No hype man, no gimmicks, no nonsense. In a male dominated field, Pinq has proven in pink pumps that she can out run the boys in their own race, effortlessly. Her aspiration is to inspire the youth of Chicago to find who they truly are, and that is a story that must be told. Pinqy Ring isn’t a made man, but she definitely made herself into a woman of musical taste and class. Building an empire based on hard work and real music, Ms. Ring is an inspiration to women who refuse to settle for less.

Her diamond is shining and there’s no denying: This rapper, poet, writer, student, teacher and jack-of-all trades clad in hot-pink shades is next in fame! www.PINQYRING.com - See more at: http://www.crunkatlanta.com/7/post/2014/01/the-princess-of-chicago-pinqy-


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Country God 9Gotti, (A.K.A. Mr. Network, Da Mayor, Vybe Marley,JR Pimpin Stack, Gold Mouth) is a rapper, producer, and R&B singer from Atlanta, GA. Listeners sometimes compare him to artists like Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy, or T-Pain, but 9Gotti prefers not to be compared to anybody. Says 9Gotti: “I’m doing me! Taking my music outside of the box. I’m not scared to take a chance.” 9Gotti's latest album, “Swaglanta” has earned widespread praise, and the leadoff single on the album, “iGet Money,” has had more than 20,000 downloads. He is currently working on numerous projects, and continues adding to his over 100 mixtape appearances.

Growing up on Atlanta's South Side, 9Gotti always had a love of music. As a child, he would often dance or try to beat on things, sing or rap. Music has always been in his DNA. He has been rapping since the age of 4, and at the age of 8 he wrote his first song. At, 13 9Gotti wrote, produced, and recorded his first song, and began a lifelong passion for music that continues to drive him to this day.

When 9Gotti was a teenager, his family moved to the North Side of Atlanta, and his music ambitions took off. Lead by himself and Jay Capone, the group N.A.B. began recording music. Local exposure followed, fueled by appearances on the popular local mixtape series “Crunk City.” This lead to 9Gotti working with the group Y.B.L., that secured a recording contract with Pure Pain Records. After the untimely death of Pure Pain's star artist Camoflauge, 9Gotti and Y.B.L. went their separate ways. 9Gotti then signed to 3C Recordings with then collaborated with Huntsville artist Skinny Mann to release the album “Iceberg & Polo” as Gold Mouth & Skinny Mann. 9Gotti later reunited with N.A.B., and released the singles “Dickies,” and “Wassup Ho,” which earned radio play through Atlanta. Working with Shawty Lo and D4L lead to N.A.B. releasing their biggest hit, “Go Head.”

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BLACNATURALZ A TRAPPER TURN RAPPER Words of KEVIN DWANE DIXON ( Born AUG 12, 1980 IN NEWPORT, AR), Currently known as BLACNATUALZ as an American rapper. BLACNATURALZ a man of many aliases, to some he’s known as Slick… to some BOSSMACADON. Raised in a single parent home with mom and sister. Grew up in the Newport Housing Projects- A well known drug and gang area. Non- active in sports in his early years and well educated - a graduate of Newport High School, class of 98. Became involved in the streets at age 12. Came off the porch in 94 and started dealing in the environment where he was raised. Later became a known illegal drug dealer, which later got him conviction : Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine- 72 Grams. In September 2006, during incarnation- he obtained a paralegal/legal assistant certificate thru Blackstone Career Institute. Didn’t make it back to the streetz until December 2010. Started putting words together in early March. Recorded the first song : “Get Rite To It” in May 2011. Got back in sync with a computer and the internet. Started writing rhymes everyday and recorded out of a closet in the project. Uploaded the first song thru Youtube using a handheld Sony Digital Camera operated by youngest son. Caught a buzz through the street of town off a rough draft and from there everything just fell into play. I am BlacNaturalz… A Trapper turned Rapper.


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Rayne Drop - Phantom Of The Chopera Saskatchewan isn't exactly the first province that comes to mind when you think of Hip Hop - but all that is about to change. Hailing from the small northern town of Prince Albert, producer Rayne Drop is no stranger to the game. From dabbling in production in 2006, to paying more serious attention in 2009, and now launching his inaugural project in 2014, this young beatsmith is truly beginning to make himself heard in all corners of the country. A genuine rare sample purist, Rayne's debut EP 'Phantom Of The Chopera' not only showcases all elements of his eclectic knack with putting together soundscapes, but it shines some serious light on both up-and-coming and established MCs from all over Canada. The dirty instrumental introduction, with it's dark synths and crunching kicks, will make any rapper worth his or her salt want to jump on it; the path for this project has been clearly laid from the beginning. From the early Kanye-esque string sample of 'The Revolution'; the stabbing horns of 'Real'; the eerie vocal sample on 'Pride'; the mid-90s New York vibe of 'Basic'; the bouncy 'A Little Rain' (Fun Fact: the beat was picked by Rayne Drop's son); the gritty cinematic 'Confirmed Kill' and the anthemic 'Air Jordans', 'Phantom Of The Chopera' truly appeals to fans of every facet of the genre. MCs on the project hail from as far and wide as the appeal of Rayne Drop's production. From Toronto (iLLvibe, Truth Willis and Mickey Ulster), to Vancouver (Neph), to Edmonton (Brothers Grim), to Barrie, ON (Definition) and of course, to Prince Albert, SK (Mer and Knowledge), Canada has yet to be this well represented on one extended play. And this project is only the beginning; while 'Phantom Of The Chopera' will cement Rayne Drop as one of Canada's 'must watch' producers for 2014, he already has another EP with Prevail of Swollen Members ready to drop any time now via Subnoize Records. As Rayne Drop's never-ending search for the perfect sample continues, at least we get to come along for the ride.Grab the EP now from www.WelcomeToTheButcherShop.com.


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TampaMystic is a driven individual in every way possible when it comes to getting the job done and pushing harder for what she believes in. When it comes to marketing, promotions, and PR work for independent artists she handles that well. Besides dealing with her passion inthe promotions fields, TampaMystic currently works as the Sr VP of marketing for a notably large electronic recycling company in the U.S. As the owner of Mystic’s Entertainment, she provides PR & marketing/promotional services to various artists, DJ’s & Producers within the rap/hip-hop and R&B field. Mystic also works as an administrator for Team Bigga Rankin. Mystic is currently the owner of “Underground Radio Flow” an internet based radio show in Tampa where not only does she interview up and coming talents, but she also plays the latest Indie music as well. Along with UGRF, she also has mix-shows on Desert Storm Radio [backed by DJ Clue] where is also the VP of Marketing, Flex103FM, Fleet DJ Radio & Verizon/Sprint/AT&T Satellite radio. Currently, Mystic has several mixtape series she drops on a monthly basis, along with several other various mixtapes she host or is featured on. TampaMystic has been a panel judge at several industry mixers including Coast2Coast Industry mixer, Source Magazine, King of the Stage, Da Cypher Hip-Hop League, Polk County Hip-Hop music festival & X-perience. Mystic has hosted several artist showcases and networking events. Summer of 2012 Mystic & Aych introduced ‘Speed Networking’ in Ybor which made the local newspaper. Considering the DJs her family, Mystic is a proud member of the following crews: Cool Running DJs/ Fleet DJs/ Coast 2 Coast DJs Radio Schedule: Saturday 9pm EST on Flex103FM www.flex103fm.com Saturday 11pm EST Fleet DJ Radio www.fleetdjradio.net Sunday 10pm EST Desert Storm Radio www.desertstormradio.com presented by DJ Clue Tuesday & Wednesday 9pm EST www.undergroundradioflow.com Contact: tampamystic@gmail.com Twitter: @TampaMystic Instagram: @TampaMystic Business website: www.mysticsent.com


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Trustworthy. Attractive. Great kisser. One of a kind. Loves being in long-term relationships. Tries hard. Will take on any project. Proud of themselves in whatever they do. Messy and unorganized. Procrastinators. Great lovers, when they’re not sleeping. Extreme thinkers. Loves their pets usually more than their family. Can be VERY irritating to others when they try to explain or tell a story. Unpredictable. Will exceed your expectations. Not a fighter, but will knock your lights out. 2 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

PISCES – The Partner for Life (February 19 to March 20) Caring and kind. Smart. Likes to be the center of attention. Very organized. High appeal to opposite sex. Likes to have the last word. Good to find, but hard to keep. Passionate, wonderful lovers. Fun to be around. Too trusting at times and gets hurt easily. VERY caring. They always try to do the right thing and sometimes get the short end of the stick. They sometimes get used by others and get hurt because of their trusting. Extremely weird but in a good way. Good sense of humor!! Thoughtful. Loves to joke. Very popular. Silly, fun and sweet. Good friend to others but needs to be choosy on who they allow their friends to be. 5 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

ARIES – The Aggressive (March 21 to April 19) Outgoing. Lovable. Spontaneous. Not one to mess with. Funny… Excellent kisser. EXTREMELY adorable. Loves relationships, and family is very important to an Aries. Aries are known for being generous and giving. Addictive. Loud. Always has the need to be ‘Right’. Aries will argue to prove their point for hours and hours. Aries are some of the most wonderful people in the world. 16 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.


TAURUS – The Tramp (April 20 to May 20) Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give a good fight. Fight for what they want. Can be annoying at times, but for the love of attention. Extremely outgoing. Loves to help people in times of need. Good kisser. Good personality. Stubborn. A caring person. They can be self-centered and if they want something they will do anything to get it. They love to sleep and can be lazy. One of a kind. Not one to mess with. Are the most attractive people on earth! 15 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

GEMINI – The Twin (May 21 to June 20) Nice. Love is one of a kind. Great listeners. Very good at confusing people. Lover not a fighter, but will still knock you out. Geminis will not take any crap from anyone. Geminis like to tell people what they should do and get offended easily. They are great at losing things and are forgetful. Geminis can be very sarcastic and childish at times and are very nosy. Trustworthy. Always happy. VERY Loud. Talkative. Outgoing. VERY FORGIVING. Loves to make out. Has a beautiful smile. Generous. Strong. THE MOST IRRESISTIBLE. 9 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

CANCER – The Beauty (June 21 to July 22) MOST AMAZING KISSER. Very high appeal. A Cancer’s love is one of a kind… Very romantic. Most caring person you will ever meet in your life. Entirely creative person, most are artists and insane, respectfully speaking. They perfected sex and do it often. Extremely random. An ultimate freak. Extremely funny and is usually the life of the party. Most Cancers will take you under their wing and into their hearts where you will remain forever. Cancers make love with a passion beyond compare. Spontaneous. Not a fighter, but will kick your ass good if it comes down to it. Someone you should hold on to! 12 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.


LEO – The Lion (July 23 to August 22) Great talker. Attractive and passionate. Laid back. Usually happy but when unhappy tend to be grouchy and childish. A Leo’s problem becomes everyone’s problem. Most Leos are very predictable and tend to be monotonous. Knows how to have fun. Is really good at almost anything. Great kisser. Very predictable. Outgoing. Down to earth. Addictive. Attractive. Loud. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Not one to mess with. Rare to find. Good when found. 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

VIRGO – The One that Waits (August 23 to September 22) Dominant in relationships. Someone loves them right now. Always wants the last word. Caring. Smart. Loud. Loyal. Easy to talk to. Everything you ever wanted. Easy to please. A pushover. Loves to gamble and take chances. Needs to have the last say in everything. They think they know everything and usually do. Respectful to others but you will quickly lose their respect if you do something untrustworthy towards them and never regain respect. They do not forgive and never forget. The one and only. 7 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

LIBRA – The Lame One (September 23 to October 22) Nice to everyone they meet. Their love is one of a kind. Silly, funny and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! However, not the kind of person you want to mess with… you might end up crying. Libras can cause as much havoc as they can prevent. Faithful friends to the end. Can hold a grudge for years. Libras are someone you want on your side. Usually great at sports and are extreme sports fanatics. Very creative. A hopeless romantic. 9 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.


SCORPIO – The Addict (October 23 to November 21) EXTREMELY adorable. Loves to joke. Very good sense of humor. Will try almost anything once. Loves to be pampered. Energetic. Predictable. GREAT kisser. Always get what they want. Attractive. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Loves to party but at times to the extreme. Loves the smell and feel of money and is good at making it but just as good at spending it! Very protective over loved ones. HARD workers. Can be a good friend but if is disrespected by a friend, the friendship will end. Romantic. Caring. 4 years of bad Luck if you do not share this post.

SAGITTARIUS – The Promiscuous One (November 22 to December 21) Spontaneous. High appeal. Rare to find. Great when found. Loves being in long relationships. So much love to give. A loner most of the time. Loses patience easily and will not take crap. If in a bad mood stay FAR away. Gets offended easily and remembers the offense forever. Loves deeply but at times will not show it, feels it is a sign of weakness. Has many fears but will not show it. VERY private person. Defends loved ones with all their abilities. Can be childish often. Not one to mess with. Very pretty. Very romantic. Nice to everyone they meet. Their Love is one of a kind. Silly, fun and sweet. Have own unique appeal. Most caring person you will ever meet! Amazing in bed!!! Not the kind of person you want to mess with- you might end up crying. 4 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.

CAPRICORN – The Passionate Lover (December 22 to January 19) Love to bust. Nice. Sassy. Intelligent. Sexy. Grouchy at times and annoying to some. Lazy and love to take it easy, but when they find a job or something they like to do they put their all into it. Proud, understanding and sweet. Irresistible. Loves being in long relationships. Great talker. Always gets what he or she wants. Cool. Loves to win against other signs in sports, especially Gemini’s. Likes to cook but would rather go out To eat at good restaurants. Extremely fun. Loves to joke. Smart. 24 years of bad luck if you do not share this post.


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