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Spring 2013 volume 4


Chantel Atkins (CEO/Owner) I started The Rhythmic Lounge in December 2010. At its start, it was a fairly simple website with the purpose of giving people a place to promote their talents and network. I had no idea that less than two years later it would transform into something much bigger. The website then underwent a complete revamp in July 2011, with a brand new look and the addition of many new features, including the creation of The Rhythmic Lounge Radio. Following suit, the radio started out as merely a 24/7 stream of hand-picked music submitted by talented musicians from the website but is now an integral part of the company. Listeners from all over the world tune in regularly to hear the wide variety of music, as well as the educational, musical and talk-radio shows that we now host. The radio’s success has only made me realize The Rhythmic Lounge could take me in new directions everyday rather than the other way around, which is why a digital magazine seemed like the next step. I’m incredibly proud to present to you hardworking artists and entertainers in this magazine and on the site, so enjoy! Be sure to go to www .therhythm iclounge.com to see the profiles for the great talent displayed in this issue and take a look at our new magazine site at http://w w w .trlm agazine.com Thanks for the support, and happy reading!

Contributors Special thanks to the individuals who have contributed to this issue of The Rhythmic Lounge Magazine! Gwendolyn Talbot, Editor/W riter

Monet, Columnist Paperback book

Bronx Bishop, Writer http://www.webds.com/ http://www.miltacgear.com/

Andreea Nica, Writer   Website: www.organicommunications.com Blog: organicommunications.wordpress.com

Amanda Craig, Writer http://www.snappycopywriting.com http://www.murderandintrigue.com

Patrick Ross, Writer 
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Ross Guity, Writer Blog: www.LockerRoomzRedCarpetEtc.blogspot.com

K.P. Spright, Writer http://writeforpleasure.wordpress.com/

Essince, Interviewer Http://www.Essince.com http://www.RoyalHeirEnt.com

Wandalyn Thomas, Movie Reviewer   Examiner.com #1 Examiner.com #2

W illiam Kryjak, W riter www.film-book.com

Aaron Wilson, Writer 



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The Rhythmic Lounge Magazine

6 DJ Miss Purple Haze

52 Chef Dwayne

17 Young Mexico

58 Tess Henley

20 John Mullane

63 Disc Jock Redeem

34 Randy Stahla

72 Dawn Richard


DJ Miss Purple Haze by K.P. Spright

Dancing
 can
 feel
 like
 being
 young
 forever,
 and
 with
 a
 star
 DJ
 like
 Miss
 Purple
 Haze
 the
 party
 never
ends.
A
producer,
song
writer
and
disc
jockey,
she
is
renowned
for
her
passion
for
music.
 Originally
 from
 Europe,
 she
 is
 raising
 the
 bar
 of
 disc
 jockeying,
 which
 appears
 to
 be
 the
 beginning
of
her
successful
career.
Get
all
latest
information
about
upcoming
club
venues,
DJ
 tours,
radio
shows
and
releases
on
http://www.misspurplehaze.com
 Miss
 Purple
 Haze
 is
 highly
 recognized
 for
 her
 mix
 tapes
 in
 the
 lounges,
 clubs,
 stages
 and
 all
 glamorous
parties
across
Europe.
An
entertainer
is
one
who
can
embody
the
sound
of
feelings
 into
 music.
 The
 art
 of
 turntablism
 is
 clearly
 the
 flair
 of
 DJ
 Haze
 and
 she
 shows
 her
 harmonic
 mixing
with
a
wide‐ranging
sounds.

 Dance
 away
 your
 trouble,
 which
 is
 what
 you
 would
 like
 to
 do
 if
 she
 is
 handling
 the
 music
 station.
As
the
competition
gets
tougher
in
entertainment
and
music
industry
gets
severe,
the
 element
of
novelty
is
what
keeps
the
dance
floor
pulsating
with
life
when
DJ
Haze
channels
her
 musical
 talent.
 You
 can
 find
 out
 more
 about
 this
 rising
 artist
 on
 the
 social
 media
 at
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ‐Miss‐Purple‐Haze.
 Diversity
in
using
the
music
is
the
key
of
her
success
in
the
global
party
scene.
Experiments
with
 Reggae,
House,
Old
school,
Hip
Hop,
R&B,
Dancehall
and
Naija
as
well
as
grime
and
dub
step
 have
turned
to
be
a
big
hit
among
the
European
crowd.
It
is
not
just
the
commercial
crowd
that
 is
 addressed
 by
 Miss
 Purple
 Haze,
 she
 appeals
 to
 the
 underground,
 old
 school
 and
 the
 contemporary
audience
as
well.
 A
 dance
 floor
 is
 not
 just
 the
 creation
 of
 this
 endowed
 lady
 she
 has
 been
 the
 DJ
 for
 globally
 popular
band
“Snap”.
Projects
are
already
in
line
for
producing
new
music
shows
and
Haze
will
 be
working
with
Michael
Ameer,
the
host
of
TV
show,
‘R&B
Club
Video
Music
Show
on
iMusic
 1’.
Check
out
the
new
release
of
Miss
Purple
Haze’s
nationwide
mixtape
that
will
be
the
first
of
 its
 kind
 setting
 new
 levels
 in
 the
genre
of
music.
 DJ
 Miss
Purple
Haze
perfects
 to
give
the
ultimate
clubbing
 experience
 to
 the
 lovers
 of
 R&B,
Reggae,
Dancehall,
Hip‐ Hop.
 You
 can
 keep
 track
 of
 her
 upcoming
 events
 and
 stay
 on
 your
 toes
 with
 DJ
 shows
 by
 Miss
 Haze
 by
 reading
our
magazine.


Twitter
@djmisshaze
 Instagram
djpurplehaze


where creativity lives

SPRING//7


Available now on iTunes

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Qwezt

by Amanda Craig

Johnny (Jay) Sherrod, known as Qwezt, is a hip-hop performer and song writer who calls Douglasville, Georgia, (near Atlanta) home. He was born near Miami and played high school football at Miami Carol City Senior High School with rapper William Roberts, better known as Rick Ross. Qwezt is known for his expansive vocabulary, and has been referred to as a wellseasoned “lyrical powerhouse” for his song lyrics. His inspirations include Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Nas, Common, and Kanye West. He loosely describes his music as hiphop, but has claimed in interviews he has been unable to identify his perfect niche; he lets the music guide him. His producer, Nelz, refers to their style as “hybrid” music—it’s not commercial or underground, and it’s more than just hip-hop because of his many additional musical influences. Qwezt created Mind Qwezt Music because he wanted to “take people on a quest.” He puts inspirational and thought-provoking messages in his lyrics and feels too many singers have gotten away from conveying a message that means something more in their music. Unlike many current artists, Qwezt has expressed a desire that people listen to his music and learn something from it. Popular singles include “Destiny,” “Qweezy Baby,” and his award winning hit “Gone wit Yo Self.” Some of his music is available for listening on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/mind-qwezt. He has his own YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/MINDQWEZT/videos?view=0, and he has plans to expand his availability on iTunes, https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/qwezt/id314944452. Qwezt’s Twitter account is https://twitter.com/mindqwezt. He can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mind-QweztMusic/168258226553053. Keep an eye out for Qwezt in 2013! He will be promoted via 3Suns Media: https://twitter.com/3SUNSMEDIA and Don E Productions: http://www.doneproductions.com/.

where creativity lives

SPRING//9


by
Aaron
Wilson
 



 True
to
its
name,
The Controversy
is
an
Indie
band
that
certainly
captures
the
pulse
of
today’s
 people.
Drawn
together
from
the
Los
Angeles
music
scene,
this
multifaceted
group
uses
its
sound
to
 point
directly
at
what
personal
liberty
means
to
the
ordinary
listener.
Their
almost
hypnotic
rhythms
 compel
the
audience
into
a
bird’s‐eye
look
at
everyday
fears
and
circumstances
that
place
freedom
at
 the
very
center
of
conflict.
The
group's
sound
is
technically
classified
as
being
a
blend
of
alternative
 pop
and
rock
music.
The
band
issued
a
statement
about
the
actual
subject
matter
of
their
songs,
saying
 “Controversy
is
a
state
of
passionate
debate,
usually
concerning
a
matter
of
conflicting
opinion
or
point
 of
view.
We
are
interested
in
talking
about
subjects
that
people
usually
don’t
like
to
talk
about…”
What
 could
very
well
spark
agitation
presents
itself
through
their
music
in
a
rather
delicate
and
inviting
 form.
Anyone
hearing
their
songs
will
somehow
visit
both
their
conscience
and
beast
within.
 
 At
the
helm
of
this
flicker
are
Laura
Vall
and
Thomas
Hjorth.
Laura,
the
Barcelona‐born
and
LA‐ bred
classical
soulstress
who
overcame
a
childhood
speech
impediment
to
pursue
her
passion
in
the
 music
business,
credits
her
sound
to
the
inspiration
of
artists
Fiona
Apple,
Radiohead,
PJ
Harvey,
Zero
 7,
Sade,
and
the
great
Stevie
Wonder,
whom
she
actually
had
the
pleasure
of
performing
with.
Band‐ mate
Thomas
Hjorth,
who
started
with
the
band
as
a
guitarist
for
recording
sessions,
but
became
 songwriter
and
co‐producer,
complements
Laura’s
vocals
with
his
own
honest
form
of
serenity.
 Together,
they've
vowed
to
keep
their
signature
sound
to
the
grindstone
of
freedom.


 
 Contributing
art
enthusiasts
who
were
able
to
lend
their
own
talents
and
resources
toward
the
 album’s
success
heavily
supported
a
cinematic
video
of
the
song
“Real”,
which
the
debut
album
is
also
 named.
Beyond
the
huge
amount
of
press
received,
The Controversy
has
been
nominated
for
and
won
 some
distinguished
awards,
including
2012
Artist
of
the
Year
at
the
Los
Angeles
based
Artist in Music  Awards (AIMA).
Every
year,
the
AIMA acknowledges
and
awards
arising
artists
and
musicians
 globally.
"Real"
was
also
awarded
the
2012
Best
Alternative
Song
at
the
Hollywood Music In Media  Awards.
Their
music
is
also
nominated
already
for
several
2013
awards.
Some
other
songs
of
note
 from
the
album
are
Little Star and
Sometimes.


 
 Moving
full
steam
ahead,
The Controversy is
branching
out
from
the
roots
of
accomplishment
 so
far
to
venture
into
song
selections
that
should
shed
more
light
on
the
sure‐fire
element
of
the
music
 industry
they
have
become.
A
new
untitled
album
featuring
8
songs
is
now
being
pushed
for
release
in
 October,
with
songs
called
Queen of
Chinatown
and
Don’t Count On Me featured.
Lots
of
touring
has
 been
lined
up,
as
well
as
some
collaboration
for
movies
and
video
games.
This
crew
of
artists
is
not
 hanging
their
hats
on
just
the
hoopla
enjoyed
so
far.
As
is
the
nature
of
the
art
they
represent,
making
 themselves
fit
for
survival
should
provide
them
a
sure
foot
forward.
Their
music
can
be
enjoyed
 through
their
web
page
at
www.thecontroversyband.com
or
by
searching
the
band
on
other
media
 sites
such
as
Facebook,
Twitter,
and
YouTube.


 
 
 


























































 


where creativity lives

S P R I N G / / 11


Yooda
 


Yooda
is
a
native
to
Miami,
Florida.
In
the
face
of
tragedy,
Yooda
turned
to
music
as
an
outlet
to
 ease
his
pain.
As
he
matured,
his
perception
and
attitude
began
to
evolve
as
he
witnessed
many
of
 his
peers
being
murdered
and
going
to
jail.
As
a
youth
in
high
school
Yooda
played
football
and
also
 took
the
time
to
groom
his
musical
talent
while
rapping
and
writing
love
songs.
 
 In
2001,
Yooda
became
serious
about
his
craft
after
seeing
his
older
brother
"Vido
No
Shake"
one
 half
of
the
Miami
group
"Piccalo"
performing,
travelling
and
commanding
the
stage.
It
was
at
this
 point
in
his
life
Yooda
began
to
recognize
that
rap
music
was
in
his
heart
and
begun
to
use
it
as
an
 outlet
for
many
of
his
thoughts,
experiences
and
reflections.
In
2002,
Yooda
furthered
his
 burgeoning
interest
in
rap
by
creating
a
local
group
with
a
couple
of
friends
known
as
the
Junkyard
 Squad.
It
was
also
at
this
time
Yooda
founded
his
Record
Label,
Junkyard
Entertainment.
Under
this
 label
and
with
the
group,
Yooda
released
two
albums
on
the
streets
entitled
"Laugh
Now,
Cry
 Later”
(2003)
and
"The
Predator"
(2004).

 
 In
2005,
Yooda
began
pursuing
an
opportunity
as
a
solo
artist.
In
2006,
Yooda
released
his
first
 album
as
a
solo
artist
entitled
"Chronicles
of
Yooda.”
Following
the
release
of
Chronicles
of
Yooda
 was
Chapter
2,
entitled
"Green
Eyez"
(2007)
and
Chapter
3,
entitled
"305
Shotta"
(2010).
Now
that
 Yooda
has
evolved
and
matured
as
an
artist
and
in
every
aspect
of
his
life,
he
is
on
the
cusp
of
 making
a
name
for
himself
on
the
music
scene
His
mantra
is
"Music
is
Yooda
and
Yooda
is
Music."
 Keep
your
ears
to
the
ground
and
your
eyes
on
 the
musical
top
10
list
for
this
rising
young
 artist.


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Vudoo
Soul

 by
Andy
Peloquin

 
 


"I
never
imagined
a
voice
like
that
coming
out
 of
a
body
like
yours."
These
words
came
from
 American
Idol
judge
Randy
Jackson,
and
they
 embody
the
talent
of
this
young
artist.
 Growing
up
in
California,
the
young
Vudoo
Soul
 exhibited
a
passion
for
music
from
a
young
age
 ‐‐
his
elementary
school
book
report
was
all
 about
Stevie
Wonder.
He
began
to
teach
 himself
the
piano,
though
his
studies
trended
more
towards
the
technical
at
MIT.
 During
his
time
at
MIT,
he
joined
A
cappella
group
MIT
Logarhythms,
and
he
soon
found
his
passion
for
creativity
 and
music
as
he
toured
the
country
with
the
ensemble.
His
first
keyboard
was
purchased
shortly
afterwards,
and
 his
career
as
a
singer/songwriter
began.
 He
graduated
as
an
electrical
engineer,
but
music
had
ahold
of
his
soul.
Within
just
over
a
year
of
graduating,
he
 had
toured
the
country,
sung
for
thousands,
performed
at
the
Hurricane
Katrina
Relief
Concert
in
NYC's
Knitting
 Factory,
won
the
"Apollo
Night"
event
at
Harvard,
and
stole
the
hearts
of
America.
 His
soft
voice
brings
back
memories
of
Michael
Jackson's
early
days,
with
a
vocal
range
to
match.
He
has
amazed
 crowds
with
the
power
of
the
voice
coming
from
his
diminutive
frame,
and
his
passion
for
his
art
shines
through
 with
each
song.

 The
songs
he
sings
show
a
youthful
passion
for
life,
with
an
honesty
of
expression
that
is
hard
to
find
in
this
day
 and
age.
The
young
artist
declares
his
love
for
music
loudly,
saying,
“I
want
to
help
people
connect
with
each
 other
and
understand
themselves
through
my
music,
to
make
’em
feel,
inspire
questions…
to
make
some
serious
 noise.”
 With
his
music
having
roots
in
rhythm
and
blues,
an
intense
voice,
blazing
eyes,
and
a
tenderness
in
each
note,
 Vudoo
Soul
is
holding
audiences
spellbound
around
the
country.
Whether
he's
learning
Chinese,
taking
piano
and
 vocal
lessons,
traveling
the
country,
or
writing
new
music,
Vudoo
Soul
invests
his
heart
and
soul
in
every
second
of
 his
music.


Please
be
sure
to
Follow
Vu
@
https://twitter.com/vudoo
 Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/vudoosoul/videos?view=0
 Website
www.vudoosoul.com/
 
 


where creativity lives

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Young Mexico David Hall aka Young Mexico was born on January 31, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee. Young Mexico lived with his mother, brother, sister and stepfather, whom he loves like a father. He was a typical teenager but there was always a different glow about him. By age 9 music had already taken a toll in Young Mexico's life. In school, around the block and everywhere he went, he showcased his skills winning talent shows, free styling and rap battles against opponents twice his age. At age 14 his parents were struggling in Nashville with Young Mexico getting into too much trouble. They decided to pack up and move to west Tennessee in 1999. Young Mexico had never been in a real studio until he moved. Being in the studio only made his passion for rap stronger. He then decided to take it much further. Young Mexico collaborated with his brother forming the group “Vicious Youngsters”. They soon dropped their first album called “Murda Monster”. In the streets their first project was a huge success and they quickly made a name for themselves. Young Mexico went on to drop his first solo project called “Respect My Come Up”. This project was followed by 8 more albums full of underground hits, imposing himself as one of the best rappers in West Tennessee. Though with success comes tragedy. In 2004 Young Mexico lost his father and his aunt in the same year. He was devastated. He took a small break from the music business in order to find himself, changing his name several times from Dro to Rossverrelli then to Young Tennakey. It was in 2006 when his life took a turning for the worst with him losing his best friend. He overcame and came back in the studio harder than ever! It wasn't until he linked up with a guy from Mexico where he started traveling back and forth bringing stuff across the border,that the name Young Mexico came about. The name Young Mexico helped and inspired him to come up with his most successful album up to that point “1008 Gramms”, produced by DrummSquad. Three videos were shot off the album and spread throughout the nation through YouTube and other social networking sites. Young Mexico was soon rocking shows, selling out local venues and establishing himself as a young phenomenon in his home state. In 2010 Young Mexico had matured from having gone through some of life's trial thrown at him. As a result he came up with a new album called “Grown Man Shit” to be released in the second quarter of 2011. He went on to work with artists like Kia Shine and Waka Flocka. While recording his album he went to compete in BET's blaze the stage contest, being the only one in his town to make it. He made it all the way to the Wild Out Wednesday all-star rounds. As he was going on stage to perform Young Mexico met one of the judges Mr. James "JB" Brown. He asked, “What could I do to make my performance better?” Mr. Jb Brown gave him a couple of tips and Young Mexico did exactly what was told to him, which resulted in his winning of the showcase. As Mr. Jb Brown was walking back to his vehicle Young Mexico approached him once again thanking his for the tips. Mr. Jb Brown said, “I can make you famous, trust in me and I will trust in you." The skies were the limit from here. As Young Mexico and Mr. Jb worked more together their business relationship started to grow. Soon developing into a nephew and uncle relationship built on trust. With that Mr. Jb made a call to one of Atlanta's great producers better know as Jazze Pha. Jazze Pha was impressed by the young man and decided to make an appearance in Young Mexico's first BET video and new hot single “Back to doing Me”. When Jazze Pha and Young Mexico met the chemistry went through the roof. Success was well on it was, then tragedy happened. One night after an performance Young Mexico got into an altercation thus landing him in the penitentiary. Mexico was sentence for 8 months. During his absence Mr. Jb and Jazze Pha kept in touch with Mexico to lift his spirits, letting him know everything would still be released once he got out. The gates were let open and Young Mexico was released January 25, 2013. The plans that Mr. Jb and Jazze Pha had grew into something bigger for Young Mexico. He was to be signed to Jazze Pha's record label, “ShoNuff Records”. Please Subscribe to his youtube Channel. www.youtube.com/youngmexico615 Website:http://www.youngmexico.com Twitter:@youngmexico615 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/young.mexico?fref=ts Misc page:http://blog.worldliveentandmanagement.com/artist/young-mexico/


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Songwriting is something that often gets overlooked these days. In an age where people have information at their fingertips, patience and attention spans are constantly getting shorter, and record companies are focused on mass-producing hit singles. Jon Mullane not only proves that good songwriting can still exist; he shoves it in your face. His latest album “Shine” is packed with a variety of musical ingenuity, as is especially apparent in the single “My New American Girl”, a song that I dare you not to get stuck in your head. His previous efforts garnered him modest success when the 2008 Olympics chose his song “Make You Move” for television commercials. While he has achieved a lot, he shows no signs of slowing down. He just wrapped up “My New American Tour” and there are future dates scheduled. Mullane's real success however, lies in the fact that he is able to perfectly combine the familiar pop sound that keeps your head nodding, with an edge that pushes him beyond being just another face in the crowd.


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Latasha Lee

by Wlliam Kryjak

Adele, Amy Winehouse, Duffy – it seems these days as though all of the great, female soul singers are coming from across the pond. But you don't have to journey too far for great music. It seems in fact that we have some serious homegrown talent right here in Corpus Christi, Texas, and she goes by the name of Latasha Lee. Lee's brand of soul definitely channels the late Amy Winehouse, which is high praise in itself, but there is a sort of unique RnB finish in her phrasing that differentiates her personal style. Passion and energy come with the territory when making music, but it takes real desire to make beautiful soul songs, because with soul it is on display for all to see, no holds barred. Powered by a stand up band The Black Ties, Lee puts this emotion on display in every performance. Check out her cover of Tammy Wynette's “Stand By Your Man” or her rendition of blues standard “Pledging My Love”. Corpus Christi isn't exactly Motown, but Latasha Lee shows us that soul is still alive and well in America.

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HamTrackz Productions A lot of today's hip-hop is a pool of stripper anthems, blood, guts and gore. So when you're of age like me, it's hard to find GOOD music that's the hip-hop of the late greats, but still have a modern twist. After a while you only sit back in hopes that its going to go back to the COMMON, the ROOTS, and GOODIE MOB, where music was about story telling, beat battling, and fun. JaLon Blac's approach to music in an eclectic and rhythmic with a splash of Southern suave. I found it very soothing and reminiscent of the days where music was about story telling and the essence of Hip Hop. From "P.S.A" 's detailed description of "no strings attached" relationships to "Keep it Going", a rendition of staying positive through tough discretion, "Johnny Bootlegger: Maconga, School of the Gifted Presents...." is a musical lesson of life. I enjoyed the electronic throbbing of "That Sho'Nuff" so much I went out and bought strobe lights in my living room. The music is a mixture of jazz, church claps, and soul...very different than most of the sounds that are out now. "Everything is just moving so fast. I remember selling Cd's in front of the stores in Macon, and this guy drove back and asked if I could sign the CD because it's going to be worth something one day." He got into music through B.B.E (Macon, GA), and then came over to HamTrackz Productions, where he met up with Chazaray "Chazzam" Tolbert and Michelle Latimer. "It felt good to meet a person with


a different outlook to music, and really bring it out of me. They really taught me that at the end of the day, it's one thing to say that you want to be an artist, but you have to look at the business behind the scenes, and that's intense" "When I met JaLon, I was like ok, lets see what we can do, and the creativity that he has is amazing," rein-acts Chazaray "Chazzam" Tolbert (CEO HamTrackz Productions / producer). "We just got to vibe’n, man, and the rest was history. We just start having a conversation about life in general. Women, relationships and so forth. Then came 'PSA'. He definitely makes me want to be more creative and gain inspiration for creating new sounds, beats and things like that." Chazaray is also the executive producer of upcoming Neo-Soul Artist Tia Michelle. "HamTrackz Productions came about because I was frustrated about the music that's out. I wanted to bring something new to the atmosphere that's more fun, and reminiscent of the times growing up, admits Chazaray Tolbert. "It started out as just a place for artists to express themselves musically, and turned into a bigger conglomerate. I never expected the response to become as great as it is with everyone’s responses to the music. For idols (Producers) like Mr. ColiPark, Supa Dave and Mikey Jay to say that shit's hot?! It's a blessing." From the beginning to the end of the album, Johnny Bottlegger: Maconga, School of the arts Presents..., you're going to dance, laugh, and cry. JaLon Blac definitely brought hip-hop back to where it belongs. Definitely the type of album that many critics


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DJ Wil by Patrick Ross London based Disc Jockey, DJ Wil AKA “The Master Selector” is the founder and C.E.O. of Smoke Entertainment since March 2007 to the present, also a managing director in charge of one the United Kingdom’s finest urban Internet radio stations Hotbox Radio London since October 2010 to the present. Born April 19, Wilmot Faulkner in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Music has always been a part of his life beginning as a member of one best and most renowned church and school choirs in West Africa for several years. While still in school around the early 1990’s, young Wil discovered a passion for disc jockeying and soon after started on the path to a career in the entertainment industry. Making guest appearances on FM and short wave radios stations, Wil worked nine years as a DJ, announcer, presenter, and production assistant on the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service SLBS FM 99.9 and also on Skyy Radio 106.6 FM in Freetown along with it’s sister station KISS 104 in Bo. A mixture of native and French, British and Kriol influences, Sierra Leone music is represented by Palm wine the drink and is played by an acoustic guitar with percussion in countries through out coastal West Africa. Palm wine is also the source of the name of the music and clubs where it was both drunk and played. Also known as Maringa, it was first popularized by Ebenezer Calendar & his Maringa band, and used styles that came from freed slaves from the Caribbean, especially Trinidadian calypso. Milo-Jazz is a distinctly Sierra Leonean style named for a brand of chocolate powder, empty cans of which were filled with stones to create a core percussion instrument. Beginning in the 1970’s, rumba, Congolese music, funk and soul combined to create a popular kind of Afro pop. Western Rap, Reggae, Dancehall, R&B, and Grime have begun to have an impact on the new music generation, while the internet and spread of western music culture has encouraged the youth like DJ Wil, to express themselves through new styles of music. Consequently, as one of the pioneers in Sierra Leone’s music scene, Wil became a strong influencer helping to promote local music artists in his country, helping many of these artists to gain both national and international recognition in the music industry. DJ Wil made many appearances at events, shows, and parties gigging in and around the townships and districts of Sierra Leone. He now has made his residence in the UK. His most recent gigs as a radio show host have been on “Night Ride” which is on air every Monday night 9pm – 11pm UK time, and “The Weekend Starter” show every Friday night 9pm – Midnight UK Time. His versatility includes playing regularly at local clubs and events in the United Kingdom and around Europe. Being eclectic and open in music taste, his is a wide-ranging audience of varying cultures and musical genres. Having a wealth of experience as a media producer and broadcaster on terrestrial radio, the Internet, bars, nightclubs, and parties. Website: http://www.TMSDJWil.com

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The Rhythmic Lounge: You have been a popular DJ for since the 90s. What first made you want to get into the entertainment business? DJ Wil: Because of the love and passion I have for music in which I think I can be able to chip in with the talent and experience I have from been a member of one of the biggest and famous church choir

TRL: You were born in Sierra Leone. How long were you there for and was there a strong music and entertainment influence at the time? DJ Wil: Yes I was born and went to school in Sierra Leone and was there all through my tin age time and yes there wasn't that much of a strong music and entertainment influence at the time but I helped build it through the influence I have of working on the national radio station

TRL: In addition to being a DJ, you are also one of the directors in charge of HotBox Radio London. Can you tell us a little about that? DJ Wil: Yes I am one of the directors in charge of HotBox Radio and I also do have two programs on there. HotBox Radio is just an urban online radio station which is quite popular around and we've got djs from different countries and background playing on it

TRL: Who are some of your entertainment and musical influences? DJ Wil: I was first inspired by the talent from reading music scores and from the likes of djs like Fatboy Slim, Nicky Campbell, Johnnie Walker

TRL: You are involved in a lot of different entertainment-related projects. What do you have going on for the rest of 2013? DJ Wil: At the moment I am working on the different dates and schedule from now onto the summer at the same time djing in and around the country and Europe I also dj in some major venues and event's to name a few Home House London, Zanzibar, Club Favour and a regular at ConneXion London 


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Excellent music doesn’t happen overnight, it takes comprehensive rehearsals and the expertise. If you are ready to get stirred by one optimistic group, The Exchange is your pick. It is a clear link between the audiences and the performers on stage bringing everyone together through God. Find out all about this extraordinary group right here at http://www.theexchangerock.com/. This Christian Rock band is strengthened by its members Britt Espionsa, Mikey Moore, Jack Espionsa and Tyler Mays. In the age group of 16-20, these youngsters are ready to change the globe. They believe in healing powers of music and are connecting the world with it. The ambience their performance transcends the listeners into an optimistic mood. Their fame is not restricted to live performances, but The Exchange is aired on multiple radio stations as well. They received a private invitation from television show America’s Got Talent. The energy brought in by classically trained rock band The Exchange is evident through the guitar swings and the live performance. Audiences forget all their pain and suffering as they connect and become one with God through the music. Find out all about the songs in the latest release “Tell me your story” by The Exchange at: https://www.facebook.com/theexchangerock/. Bringing the world together since 2010, the fan base of The Exchange is only ever-growing. Hard word is clearly evident as 210 days of road trip and performances like KJ 52, The Classic Crime, Rock Fest Northwest, Remedy Drive and Creation Fest. There is no doubts that the band is inspiring international audience. Get a taste of their music right here: http://www.youtube.com/user/theexchangerock The Exchange band recorded their debut in 2011 and the response received in form of downloads and fan base is incredible. These worshippers of Christ have led to change of heart and strong belief in the higher power. Reviews definitely show how much faith listeners have in The Exchange and they are just at the first step of their journey in reviving the roots of faith. Check out the latest tweets by The Exchange at https://twitter.com/TheExchangeRock.


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They
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discovery
is
half
the
fun
of
a
thing.
If
this
is
true,
then
the
rest
of
my
day
is
going
to
be
 spent
in
bliss
as
I
continue
to
discover
the
Rock
and
Roll
band
called
The
Shakes.
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up
and
coming
 band
has
already
been
 together
now
for
over
six
 years
and
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shows
in
their
 music.
Take
the
song
“For
 Good”
as
an
example.
Within
 the
first
15
seconds,
they
had
 me
comparing
them
to
 classic
rock
and
roll
 superstars
like
Kansas
and
 Foreigner.
I
spent
the
rest
of
 the
song
comparing
the
lead
 guitarist
to
Elton
John’s
 Davey
Johnston
and
being
 amazed
at
how
good
the
 song
really
is.
By
the
time
I
 heard
the
song
for
the
third
time
back
to
back,
(yes,
it
is
that
good)
it
had
me
thinking
that
it
could
be
 a
cross
between
Rocket
Man…
and
Pink
Floyd’s
The
Wall.


 You
can
feel
the
music
that
they
play,
which
is
a
phenomenon
that
is
more
often
reserved
for
the
 classic
rock
songs
turned
out
at
the
end
of
the
8‐track
era.
You
know
the
songs…
Time
in
a
Bottle,
 Dust
in
the
wind,
and
Bridge
Over
Troubled
Waters
were
all
three
examples
of
what
it
means
to
feel
a
 song
and
yet
here
am
at
nearly
the
midway
point
of
2013
listening
to
a
song
produced
in
2011
and
 feeling
it.
I
was
not
just
feeling
parts
of
it,
which
is
not
uncommon.
It
is
extremely
rare
to
feel
a
new
 song
all
the
way
through
from
end
to
end.
It
has
me
wondering
if
I
have
really
just
discovered
my
next
 favorite
band
or
perhaps,
I
had
dozed
off
and
having
the
best
dream
of
this
decade.

 Alas,
I
open
my
eyes
to
a
song
still
playing
that
has
soulful,
wide
reaching
appeal
and
I
am
wondering
 just
how
much
of
The
Shakes’
music

sounds
like
this?
As
I
move
on
to
Peace
of
Ground,
I
realize
that
 the
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Ellee Ven

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Creating a new route to pursue what they like most is a trait hard to miss among artists; Ellee Ven is one such lady making her mark. Given the name Jessica Lazaro Kunin, this astounding songstress performs in German, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Russian and is now known as Ellee. A successful winner of multiple awards, Ellee has given a new form to music; check out all about her on her website: http://www.elleeven.com/. Ellee does not believe in getting bound by commercial pressure, instead she goes on to experiment and create her own genre called Groovetonics. Her work consists of fusing dance jam along with ballads. She has been teaming up with Antony Lee, DJ Solange, DJ Swamp and producer Reggie Dozier well known to have worked with Outkast, Justin Timberlake and Joss Stone.

Introducing her talent on the international platform without worrying about the competition is worthy of praise. She has a wide fan base following not just in Los Angeles but across many cities internationally. Find out all about Ellee Ven her music, work and her latest updates at: https://www.facebook.com/elleevenmusic/ This musician has been nominated as the artist of the year couple of times and she also won video of the year award for “Under my Skin” in 2006. Her achievements are not limited to this; she has been listed winner of Electro Pop Artist of year in LA. In 2007, Music Connection in 2008, Nominated for Artist of the year in 2009 by South Bay Music Awards. Recently she wrote and released “Her wildcat Loving Majesty” in 2010. Ellee Ven has showed what she can do best in the most current achievements; her charity event production “Give into the groove” released in 2012 portrays her passion for music. Keep track of all performances and details of her work by following Ellee Ven on http://www.myspace.com/elleeven.

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Songwriting
101:
Part
2
 By:
Monet


In my previous article, I spoke about the core factors that make

catchy choruses with the title of the song typically found in the

up any and every song ever created. I’m speaking of lyrics,

chorus.

melody, rhythm and harmony. One of the great things about songwriting is honing your creativity and being able to experiment with different sounds, melodies, structures etc until you find what works for you. When the average person hears a song that they just absolutely love and connect to, it’s the melody and maybe the lyrics that they are attracted to. With genres of hip hop, pop, rock songs, it’s the melody that captures the listeners – even if they have no idea what the song says (as it relates to lyrics) they love the song and will hum it all day long. When it comes to genres like R&B ballads and country, the lyrics usually stand out. The writer captures your attention with melody yes, but they

Verse/Chorus/Bridge (ABC) Simply an extension of the verse/chorus format, this is another fairly common format in today’s music. It consists of versechorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus arrangement. The chorus contains the main idea of the song, and verses are stories that lead up to the chorus. The bridge however, is what I call the highlight of the song. It is sometimes completely different from any other part of the song; at the least, it has different rhythm, melody (maybe key change) and lyrics. It too is usually shorter than the verses and chorus. With the bridge, one can be as creative as they choose to be.

draw you in and tap into your emotional core by use of indepth lyrics. There are various types of song structures utilized by the top songs on all of the individual music charts. Some of the more popular ones that are typically found in songs played on today’s radio are of course the verse/chorus arrangement and the verse/chorus/bridge arrangement. However there are other structural forms that even though not as popular in current music, have had great success over the years. Just as fashion is

AAA This song form consists of all verses with no defined chorus and no bridge. This form can be seen in many folk and country songs. The melodic arrangement in this song form is very easy to remember because each verse sounds the same as the one before it. The song Amazing Grace is a perfect example. AABA

recycled year in and year out, music styles are also recycled. If not styles in their entirety, you can often hear popular music

This song form is similar to that of the AAA format, consisting

eras like the 70s or 80s sampled in some of today’s popular

of repetitive verses/melodies. However, the difference in the

songs. Many current R&B artists for example, within the past

AABA format is that a bridge of some form in inserted. This

year have sampled popular hits from the 70s in their chart-

bridge section is meant to add a bit of color/movement to the

topping songs.

song. The song Somewhere Over the Rainbow is a perfect example of this type of arrangement. The verses are

No matter what era one may decide to sample, or what genre is preferred, there will be one of several song formats implemented. Verse/Chorus (ABAB) This is the most common and in my opinion, most basic song format. Self-explanatory – it is a repeated sequence of verses with a chorus following each verse. This form is seen mostly in pop, rock and sometimes country genres and consists of

melodically the same but lyrically different, then there’s a section that differs from the previous verses. In the end, the melody pattern returns for the final verse segments. Songwriting is a craft – an art form. Just as a painter can use 3 simple colors and make many varying masterpieces, a songwriter can also mix and mingle song forms and melodies. Step outside of the box sometimes, and who knows, maybe you can come up with a new song pattern that will one day be utilized by songwriters everywhere. Happy writing!


When SynchDub’s latest CD, Twilight Last Glance, was released, it captured critics and the public alike with its unique mix of experimental, minimalist and ambient sound. With electronica becoming a more dominant force outside of the clubs and underground hip circles, the SynchDub is building a sub genre that’s been called rhythmic ambientalism, conjuring up transcendental sounds that make the body and spirit move. That innovation has earned SynchDub the envious distinction of the “Heart and Soul of Electro.” For years, she was a percussionist with a variety of artists in her native Belgium. In late 2006, SynchDub released its first CD, the playfully titled Drone, which caught the progressive ears of DJs and Internet radio with its signature sound-style. Utilizing varied and rich electronic methods such as Leftfield, BreakBeats, and Computer Beeps, SynchDub’s sound runs the gamut from exuberantly bright to emotionally deep and dark.


While aimed more towards the dance floor, the record was what SynchDub calls “an introverted affair,” allowing the external sound to immerse the inner emotions. Noted for putting a human face on electro, SynchDub is also influenced by the Eastern culture of modern Japan, where electronic music is considered an extension of the body. That fusing of mind, soul and body is the hallmark of SynchDub’s musical mission.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE: Cool as Backside reflects a new dimension of SynchDub’s genius Brussel, Belgium- March 2013- Belgian IDM artist SynchDub’s latest offering ‘Cool as Backside’ inspires in ways more than one. It has come as no surprise that the Extended Play has been able to accord itself a place in the heart of anticipating millions. SynchDub, ever since its formation in the year 2006, has been constantly raising the bar in terms of creating a sub genre of music. This music, inclined towards transcending the eternally traditional motifs, has been termed Rhythmic Ambientalism. With almost a consensus, SynchDub has been given the status of ‘Heart and Soul’ of Electro. This panegyric rests very well on its shoulder and is a testimony to the continuously innovative efforts that it has made so far. In times when the experimental music is beginning to gain grounds on dance floors, SynchDub is marginally alienating itself from discs by creating an abstract version which is replete with memories of older arts. Within it you will find BreakBeats- a superb mélange that holds a 4/4 drum pattern and deviates ever so smartly into syncopations or off-beat tunes. Sometimes, the conflicting Polyrhythms are esoterically used to camouflage the running motif of the EP; all these turn out to be sweet deviations though. Apart from BreakBeats, SynchDub’s Rhythmic Ambientalism also draws inspiration from LeftField, Dub, Techno and Computer beeps. By using minimalist sound and playing on the ambient aspect of acoustics, Cool as Backside plays on your senses in an ever so gripping way. It clearly draws you out only to absorb you in a transcendental array of tunes and images. It is not an overstatement to suggest that this experimental sub genre is bringing the heart and spirit completely to the table. Cari, the head percussionist in her native Belgium band, has flavored really well with passing seasons, and has adopted a new contrived form which is entirely her own despite taking suggestions from the masters of the yesteryears. Drone, SynchDub’s first EP, had completely caught the Purists off-guard but had still garnered rave reviews from critics, masses and aficionados alike. Much of it could be attributed to the progressive rhythm that jumped, pranced, but scorched the senses nevertheless. The Internet Radio and floor DJ’s were merrily absorbed for months on end with the captivating EP. SynchDub has already suggested unequivocally, how the tunes would change from the effervescent to bright to the dark and dull. In their view, the whole affair is introverted and captures the essence of human spirit, chained and aiming to transcend spaces through music. Cari, more than anything else, can be eulogized for bringing in a completely human element to the Electro; this has lot to do with the Japanese Producing House AmetSub. Yes, the tunes will ask the listeners for rapt attention but if soaked in a disciplined way, the tunes can also raise the listener to a place of great beauty. The EP come out extremely poignant on the senses and is especially a treat in its interregnum, periods where they transit in a smooth non-rehearsed way. A lot of things were expected from SynchDub this time and in their own, ever so startling way, they have managed to come up trumps with this offering. ###


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Kevin So by Andreea Nica

An emerging, unique multiinstrumentalist is on the rise. After a 2 year affair with New Jersey, Kevin So, transitioned to Nashville, Tennessee to begin his new music venture as an eclectic country singer. Recognized as a Pop, R&B, and Folk musician, Kevin has worked with the likes of Keb' Mo', Billy Bragg, and Amos Lee. A multiinstrumentalist in the Keb’ Mo’ Band, Kevin has been touring internationally since July 2011. Some of his best singles including “A Brighter Day” can be found on his YouTube channel here http://www.youtube.com/KevinSo. Kevin So developed his brand identity as ‘Sexy Asian Man,’ a clothing line as well as a way of life, which he has exhibited on many stages including prestigious folk festivals across the U.S. Recently, he launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his latest musical venture, “Countryside.” You can view it here http://www.youtube.com/KevinSo. As a multi-dimensional musician, Kevin has received many awards including the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival Award for “Great Wall,” a semi-autobiographical musical which will soon be featured at The Village Theatre in Seattle. Kevin’s determination has been his driving factors so watch as his dreams come true, no matter how far-fetched they may seem to the outsider. Kevin’s ability for innovation has opened many doors for him, and he continues to engage his audience through the soul filled tunes, now with a country twist. Check out his hits below and connect with Kevin: Follow Kevin https://twitter.com/TweetKevinSo YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KevinSo/videos?view=0 Website:
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by Andreea Nica

Joey Groon, a multi-faceted entrepreneur, is an emerging fashion model, instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. At the age of 16, Johannes Holt Iversen, aka Joey Groon, made his mark in Copenhagen, Denmark when he launched his own record label, Sound Soldier Records. Joey’s passion for Pop and R&B allowed him to evolve into a multi-instrumental artist who creates soulful and poetic ballads. With 5 charted singles including "She Left Me Again,” which female fans everywhere doubt the validity of the lyrics http://music.joeygroon.com/track/she-left-meagain. You can check out more of his hits here http://www.youtube.com/soundsoldierrecords. In 2011, to the glee of many fans, Groon became a fashion model for Diva Models, a Danish agency. His talents and sensual appeal led him to establish himself as an international model at Pearl Model Management in Berlin, Germany. Furthermore, Joey is working on an artistic collaboration called ‘Dream Project.’ The project will integrate the work of 3 artists, including Joey Groon, Omar Wilson, and Donnie Osborne. You can view their ‘Dream Project’ video and official song here http://www.youtube.com/TheDreamOfficialSong. Stay tuned for Joey's releases in April 2013 which will include a new EP "Music is Fashion Volume 3" and the first single "Dreamology" from the ‘Dream Project.’ To find out more about this dashing, accomplished musician, connect with him below: Follow Joey Groon @ https://twitter.com/joeygroon YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/soundsoldierrecords Website: http://www.joeygroon.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedreamofficial & http://www.facebook.com/joeygroon

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Donny B. Lord a/k/a DBL hails from the British West Indies. Nephew to Sandra Lord, who is a celebrity on his native island of St. Lucia, DBL quickly discovered that he would continue a family tradition of entertainment and performing. Starting at the ripe young age of 7, DBL was already a young seasoned professional. He could dance, sing, act and play the piano. He was already landing leading and guest starring roles on television and commercials. He worked for Paramount, Disney, CBS, Fox, Pepsi, Cheerios, and even landed some features and voice over work for films including Steven Spielberg’s Hook. DBL is a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation for Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Dancing and performing,

however, would always be DBL’s

first passion. While working

for Disney he got an opportunity to

audition for the Jacksons, and

shifted his focus to music. He was

mentored by Jackie

Jackson who introduced him to his

idol, younger brother

Michael Jackson.

DBL appreciated the

opportunity to work and learn from

the legendary family that

endearingly called him “Little

Michael”. He started his own

company, Curly Locks

Entertainment, LLC, and

secured licensing placements with

MTV, CBS, Motorola and

Verizon as well as various

independent films through

his publishing division Curly Locks

Publishing/ASCAP. His music

won second place in the

International Songwriting Competition in Dance/Electronica, and he received a “Best Dance Artist” award at Key Club in 2012. Last year, he also starred in and executive produced his first music video for his song “Party On The Moon”. DBL is currently recording with Brainz Dimilo of Jamie Foxx’s music production team and is preparing to shoot a music video for the first single. He is also filming a reality show pilot, and is president of Curly Locks Entertainment, LLC., which specializes in music, live events and performances. DBL holds a BA degree in Journalism and Public Relations with Honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications.

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Brown Newcolor

by Amanda Craig

Brown Newcolor is an R&B/pop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. This singer and songwriter writes songs that express the many emotions of the heart. His website indicates he has a desire to write music that focuses on feeding souls, and includes classic topics that people can relate to in life. While he is typically classified as an R&B artist, his music also includes rock influences and he typically refers to his personal style as “hybrid music.” Newcolor’s biggest songs, “Crush on You,” and the socially introspective “Whats Goin On,” can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BROWNNEWCOLOR.

Anyone interested in reading more about Newcolor can follow his blog at http://brownnewcolor.tumblr.com/ or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/brownnewcolor. He also has a YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/BrownNewColor, which features videos about his music as well as his personal life. For booking information, contact Terry Walker at twalker718@gmail.com or terry@tastemakersmanagementgroup.com.

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Omar Wilson

by Amanda Criag

Omar Rahsaan Wilson is an award-winning R&B and soul artist from Norwalk, Connecticut. His musical career began early; from six years of age, he was singing lead solos at Norwalk’s Calvary Baptist C hurch, moving the parishioners to tears with his emotional interpretation of the music. He began performing as a rap and hip-hop street artist. At the age of 17, Omar moved to Durham, North Carolina to join three of his cousins in a rap group called Lost Souls. Working with songwriter and producer Mike City, who produced artists Usher, Brandy, and Jay Z, Omar began to truly develop his craft. The group produced two albums: “Soul Talk” and “Life Is Life.” When one of his cousins in Lost Souls suffered a severe neck injury, he formed a new group with the other cousin called The Souls. The experience garnered from his first two bands influenced Omar to use his rhythm skills as a rap artist to expand his vocal capabilities in soul and R&B. In addition, around this stage in his career, he discovered people responded more strongly to his singing than his rapping—a realization that further pushed his focus toward soul and R&B. In 2007, Omar began a stretch as a three-time award winner at Amateur Night at the Apollo. He also won recognition as the Best R&B Male of the Year at the Underground Music Awards (BB Kings NYC) in 2008 and 2009. He lists his primary musical influences as Tupac, Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, and David Ruffin, but includes “all soulful singers.” Audrey Bernard of the New York Beacon described Omar’s voice as, “a hybrid of Donny Hathaway, Nate Dogg, and Seal rolled into one” (Bernard, Audrey J. “Newest soul singer on the block – Omar Wilson – gets Stone for his hot new single.” New York Beacon 6 August 2009, Lifestyles/Society sec. Print.). However, Omar’s strength as an artist is also visible as a songwriter. His strongest inspiration for songwriting appears to be life itself. He writes about a wide variety of social issues, such as homelessness and the economy, offering topics people can relate to in his music. And while Omar is an R&B singer, he prefers to describe his style as “B&R”—blues and rhythm—emphasizing the “blues” due to the nature of his grittier song lyrics. In spite of the difficult subjects he writes about, he chooses to emphasize the positive elements of society and avoids glorifying crime, sex, or violence. Unique indeed. Popular singles include the titles “Never Again,” “The Good Life,” and “Get to Know You Better,” a single featuring platinum recording artist Angie Stone. Omar is currently at work on “The Dream Project” in collaboration with Joey Groon and Donnie Osborne. More information about their music is available on the website: http://www.thedreamprojectglobal.com/. More information on Omar’s current projects is available on his website: http://www.owilson.com/. His Twitter account is http://twitter/omarwilson, and his YouTube channel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/OMARWILSON1, which features videos, live performances, and interviews.

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Alonzo
Reid

 by
Andy
Peloquin


Called
"Mr.
Quietstorm
of
Southern
Soul",
Alonzo
Reid
is
a
name
that
will
soon
become
 a
household
name
among
lovers
of
that
good
ol'
soul
music.



The
smooth,
dulcet
tones
of
Alonzo
Reid's
tenor
are
a
pleasure
to
the
ears,
and
his
 music
is
dynamic
and
up‐tempo.
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is
considered
one
of
the
top
sexist
soul
singers
of
 this
day
and
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and
his
songs
like
"Wanna
Make
Love
2
U"
and
"Hooked
On
Your
Love"
 slide
gently
into
your
ears
as
the
soulful
singer
croons
his
way
into
your
heart!
 Born
and
raised
in
the
Alabama
city
of
Montgomery,
he
started
his
musical
education
on
 the
drums
at
the
age
of
6.
Inspired
to
play
by
his
mother,
the
young
Alonzo
Reid
was
 taught
music
by
Gospel
greats
like
Pittsburgh's
The
Swan
Silvertones
and
the
Brooklyn
 All‐Stars.
He
quickly
found
his
place
in
the
world
of
music,
playing
in
Montgomery
and
 touring
around
the
country
with
Chicago's
Pilgrim
Jubilees.
 He
played
with
Gospel
greats
like
Dorothy
Northwood,
Aretha
Franklin,
and
The
Soul
 Stirrers,
but
rhythm
and
blues
had
captured
his
heart
by
the
end
of
the
90s.
He
was
 soon
drumming
for
Marvin
 Sease,
and
has
played
with
 Mel
Waiters
and
Bobby
 Womack
for
years.
 Now,
Reid
is
stepping
out
into
 his
own
limelight,
launching
 his
first
album
in
2011
‐‐
titled
 "Undercover
Freak".
Two
of
 his
hit
singles
are
circulating
 around
the
world,
and
they
 are
making
him
a
man
to
 listen
to!
The
soulful
artist
has
 opened
for
The
Manhattans,
 Ray
Goodman
&
Brown,
Bobby
Womack,
and
Gladys
Knight,
and
his
voice
has
the
ladies
 swooning!
Once
you've
seen
the
smooth
artist
crooning
his
X‐rated
songs
in
his
silken
 voice,
you
too
will
be
a
fan
for
life!


 
 Find
out
more
about
Mr.
"Quietstorm
of
Soul"
Alonzo
Reid
aka
Mr.
Undercover
Freak:
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Movie Reviews ‘The Hitcher’ by Wandalyn Thomas

Rating:

★★★★★

‘The
Hitcher’
is
a
1986
film
by
Director
Robert
Harmon
 and
Screenwriter
Eric
Red.
It
stars
Rutger
Hauer,
C.
 Thomas
Howell
and
Jennifer
Jason
Leigh.
The
movie
 opens
with
a
sleep
deprived
Jim
Halsey
(C.
Thomas
 Howell)
driving
in
the
middle
of
nowhere.
He’s
taking
a
 vehicle
back
to
its
owner,
whom
lives
in
San
Diego
 California.
He
briefly
falls
asleep,
drifts
into
the
other
 lane
and
is
nearly
hit
by
a
semi. 
 This
act
prompts
him
to
stop
for
hitchhiker
John
Ryder
 (Rutger
Hauer).
He
threatens
Halsey
with
a
switchblade
 twice.
Ryder
wants
to
die
and
has
picked
Halsey
for
the
 job.
Halsey
manages
to
force
Ryder
out
the
car.
Later
a
 packed
station
wagon
passes
Halsey.
To
his
horror,
 Ryder
plays
with
a
kid
in
the
back.
Halsey
tries
to
warn
 the
vacationing
family.
But
Ryder
kills
everyone. 
 Halsey
tries
to
make
a
call
at
a
gas
station.
It’s
 abandoned
and
worse
the
phone
doesn’t
work.
Next
Halsey
sees
a
pick‐up
offering
Ryder
a
 lift.

Halsey
frantically
searches
the
road
for
them.
The
next
time
Halsey
sees
Ryder
he’s
 driving
the
pick‐up.
The
local
bus
drops
Nash
(Jennifer
Jason
Leigh)
off
for
work.
She’s
a
 waitress
at
a
roadside
diner/gas
station.
Cute
meet
with
the
love
interest.


 Halsey
calls
the
police
while
there.
He
tries
to
explain
when
they
arrive
but
is
promptly
 arrested.
Ryder
planted
the
bloody
switchblade.
The
informal
Q
&
A
doesn’t
go
so
well. Halsey
awakes
up
to
find
the
cell
door
unlocked.
Where
is
everyone?
They’re
dead.
Halsey
 kidnaps
a
pair
of
state
troopers.
This
isn’t
the
best
method
to
prove
your
innocence.
Ryder
 takes
them
out.
Halsey
is
blamed
for
that
also.
Now
every
cop
wants
to
fit
him
for
a
toe
tag.
 He
runs
into
Nash
again
when
she
decides
to
leave
town. 
 The
pair
ends
up
on
the
run.
They
hide
out
a
truck
stop
motel.
Ryder
kidnaps
Nash
from
 their
room.
He
ties
her
between
a
trailer
and
cab.
Halsey
still
won’t
pull
the
trigger.
Ryder
 takes
his
foot
off
the
clutch.
Being
in
custody
doesn’t
faze
Ryder
either.
Halsey
knows
there
 will
be
an
escape
attempt.
Cue
the
final
showdown.
Ryder
dies
in
epic
fashion.
Being
hit
by
 a
SUV
doesn’t
do
it.
So
Halsey
breaks
out
the
rifle.
He
fires
three
rounds
to
his
torso.
 



‘The Killer’ by Wandalyn Thomas

Rating:

★★★★★

The
Killer
is
the
1989
film
by
Director
and
 Screenwriter
John
Woo.
It
stars
Chow
Yun
Fat,
Danny
 Lee
and
Sally
Yeh.
Ah
Jung
(Chow
Yun
Fat)
is
a
Triad
 assassin
who
takes
one
last
job
to
help
the
singer
 Jennie
(Sally
Yeh)
that
he
accidently
blinds.
Li
Ying
 (Danny
Lee)
is
a
detective
determined
to
avenge
his
 partner’s
death.
The
lines
between
redemption,
 honor
and
revenge
blur.
Jung’s
long
buried
 conscience
surfaces.

 

 He
starts
saving
victims
caught
in
the
crossfire.
He
 becomes
Jennie’s
shadow
and
protector.
Eventually
 they
fall
in
love.
She
stays
with
Jung
even
after
 learning
he’s
a
hit
man.
Alarmed
by
Jung’s
behavior,
 the
Triad
put
a
hit
out
on
him.
This
betrayal
 disillusions
Jung.
He
thought
they
were
all
men
of
 honor.
Ying
has
his
own
set
of
problems.
His
longtime
partner
and
friend
Tsang
dies
after
 being
injured
on
the
job.
Ying
is
a
rapid
dog
seeking
justice
without
Tsang
to
rein
him
in.
He
 doesn’t
play
by
the
rules.

 

 His
ambitious
and
ladder
climbing
boss
doesn’t
trust
him.
He’s
a
regular
before
Internal
 Affairs.
He
won’t
drop
the
Jung
investigation.
Despite
being
repeatedly
threatened
with
 suspension.
Jung
and
Ying
come
to
an
understanding.
Jung
reveals
he’s
trying
to
get
Jennie
 a
cornea
transplant.
Ying
agrees
to
hang
back.
He
even
agrees
to
send
her
to
the
U.S.
if
Jung
 is
killed.
Former
hunter
and
prey
bond
over
moral
obligations.

 

 Loyalty
and
brotherhood
is
something
both
men
cherish.
Ying
puts
his
badge
aside.
He
 helps
Jung
escape
several
ambushes.
Woo’s
artistry
is
on
full
display.
Parallel
editing
eerily
 show
Jung
and
Ying
becoming
alike
before
switching
roles.
The
cop
is
now
the
bad
guy.
And
 the
killer
is
the
good
guy.
They
employ
gunshots,
shot
gun
blasts
and
explosions
to
dispatch
 their
enemies.


 
 This
guilty
pleasure
is
one
gory
mess
after
another.
You’re
rooting
for
Jennie,
Jung
and
Ying
 to
escape
to
America.
Where
they
can
start
over
and
live
in
peace.
But
a
happy
ending
isn’t
 in
the
cards.
Jung
dies
after
being
shot
in
both
eyes.
Ying
kills
the
Triad
boss
while
the
man
 was
surrendering
to
authorities.
Ying
is
arrested
and
taken
into
custody.
The
audience
is
left
 to
wonder
if
he
used
Jung’s
finances
to
send
Jennie
away
for
the
transplant
surgery.



by Aaron Wilson

Tess Henley is a breath of fresh air from all corners and a sight to see. With an overall whimsical radiance when performing, she takes the hand of every audience member back to where it all started. She grew up in a Seattle household listening to the likes of James Taylor, Motown music, Stevie Wonder, and iconic bands like the Beatles and Earth, Wind, and Fire. Her parents, who introduced her to these sounds while spurning commercial radio and allowing late night listening sessions, began piano lessons for her at the age of 3, where she was taught a Japanese technique of learning music as a language. Now embarking on her push to make timeless music, Tess taps into the renowned Philly-soul sound by teaming with the production unit of Dice Raw from the highly acclaimed band The Roots in hopes of escalating her career to new heights. Some noteworthy successes so far are her winning the Budweiser Dallas Superfest Contest for a $25,000 grand prize, the 2011 Soul Tracks International Song Competition crown, an Independent Music Award for Best R&B Song, and being among the top three finalists for honors at the highly respected John Lennon 2011 International Songwriting Competition. She has opened shows for Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton also. Tess is most revered for having strong tempo in her music through sincere vocals, fluid harmonies, and compelling songwriting. Horns are also woven into her sound to tighten the texture some. Many of the lyrics chosen for songs are drawn from personal experience. For her song, From The Get Go, she pulls from a past relationship when encouraging fans not to allow impulse to override intuition. A duet with fellow Seattle singer Mycle Wastman for the remake of the 1978 International hit What You Won’t Do For Love, by Bobby Coldwell, solidifies her soul-music aptitude. She also touts some movie scores to her credit. Now promoting a 13 track new album, fans are mounting up fast overseas. A special Japanese edition of the first album is highly publicized there. Some European reviews endorse her ‘fresh and breathy’ range as already being ripe, zealous, and credible. A review out of the UK lauds her focus and astute approach. The ball is definitely rolling for Tess Henley. The only question left to answer is, “Where will it bounce?” Access to her music can be gained through the following links: http://tesshenley.com/ www.youtube.com/user/tesshenley?feature=watch https://twitter.com/TessHenley https://soundcloud.com/tesshenley/tess-henley-boy-in-the-window https://soundcloud.com/tesshenley/tess-henley-daydreaming Email: guy@iconiquemusicgroup.com “Guy Eckstine/Iconique Music Group” 


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Shakespeare



by
Andy
Peloquin


While
he
may
not
be
as
widely
known
as
the
British
author
with
whom
he
shares
a
name,
the
 Brooklyn‐born
hip
hop
singer,
song
writer,
and
M.C.
is
a
rising
star
to
keep
an
eye
on.
New
York
 is
known
for
producing
greats,
and
The
Incomparable
Shakespeare
is
no
exception!
 Born
and
raised
in
the
Big
Apple,
this
young
artist
has
music
in
his
blood.
From
a
young
age,
he
 spent
hours
listening
to
music,
singing
tunes
on
the
street,
and
creating
complicated
lyrics
in
his
 head.
While
he
penned
his
first
album
years
later,
Shakespeare
has
been
a
singer
and
 songwriter
in
his
own
right
for
years
now.
 The
young
rapper
brings
a
sincere,
direct
spirit
to
his
music,
and
his
audience
loves
him
for
the
 vulnerability
he
infuses
into
his
music.
His
unique
fashion
sense
makes
him
stand
out
from
the
 crowd,
and
he
has
received
high
praise
for
his
music
and
lyrics
from
journalists
and
music
 critiques
alike.
 He
has
been
called
"Mozart
meets
Humphrey
Bogart
meets
Slick
Rick",
and
his
smooth
rhymes
 and
hit
singles
have
put
him
on
the
verge
of
breaking
into
the
big
leagues.
He
has
gained
 recognition
from
national
and
international
companies,
with
greats
like
Rick
Ross,
Pill,
and
Wale
 applauding
his
talent.
 His
appearance
on
RapFix
Live
showed
his
mad
skills
with
freestyle
rhymes,
and
the
crowd
 showed
him
crazy
love
when
his
turn
in
the
rap
 contest
ended.
He
is
featured
in
a
National
Ecko
TV
 campaign,
which
can
be
seen
in
Macy
stores
around
 the
world,
MTV
Sukerfree,
Rapsheet,
and
Complex
 Magazine.
 With
his
mad
skills
and
the
increased
interest
of
 America
in
his
slick
rhymes,
this
young
artist
has
a
 bright
future
ahead
of
him!
 
 Social Follow: Shakespeare @ https://twitter.com/shakybaby Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/shakeink Contact: Donnie Osborne Phone: 203-613-3950 Email: d.osborne@doneproductions.com Web:www.doneproductions.com 


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Jarell Perry by K.P. Spright

One musician creating a lot of buzz these days is recognized as Jarell Perry. Risen to fame from his videos on YouTube to some notable credits; this LA based songwriter and singer currently has a global fan following. If you are into R&B music, Jarell is a musthave on your music playlist as your new favorite. Read more about this UCLA graduate at http://www.facebook.com/jarellperrymusic. Perry’s talent lies in his excellent layering of striking lyrics with fine mix of beats and multiple vocals as you can see in his song “Whiskey a Go Go”. Call it hard work or fate, but this entrant got a chance to work with renowned artists like Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Usher, Coldplay and Beyonce. You can download the songs and lend an ear to his creations at www.jarellperry.com. Jarell Perry had a turning point as he met the alternative R&B players like Frank Ocean, The Weekend and Miguel. These artists have one aspect in common; they all gave a new direction to R&B by blending neo-soul and contemporary R&B music. Today Jarell is known for his solo LP titled ‘Simple Things’ that released on March 18, it is a fresh change from the current trends in the music industry. There are other tunes synonymous as Jarell’s creations like “Keep Livin”, “Getaway”, “Happy 4 U” and “Awkward”. These songs have beats that are club-ready and can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/JarellPerryMusic. Personalized music that appeals to the taste of current audience is hard to find these days. You can say differently for Jarell Perry. This artist is already dominating charts with his new release.

Make sure to follow the artist for his notable credits like Fat Joe’s comeback release featuring Chris Brown on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jarellperry. Read all about your favourite music artists, news, releases and gossip right here.


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The revolutionary love jock (Disc Jock Redeem), started playing music from the days of turn tables and vinyl records, not CD players and CDs. Disc Jock Redeem, is not the regular DJ who plays what is considered “hot or popular” but tends to present music with positive message. The revolutionary disc jock career in media started in 2000 and not in radio but television. At which time he was the Program’s Manager and Presenter at Virtue Communication Network Television (VCN TV) which at the time was a subsidiary of JACS Cable (Jamaica Amalgamated Cable Systems Ltd). In 2004 he left television and began working in radio as a Radio Presenter, Program Producer and Program’s Engineer at Roots 96.1 FM. Other media houses he has worked over the 9 years he has been in media are as follows: . Bess 100 FM . Stylz 96.5 FM . Sun City Radio 104 FM Find out more about Disc Jock Redeem at the following links: https://twitter.com/IMREDEEM

https://www.facebook.com/DiscJockRedeem http://www.myspace.com/djredeemlifemusic

The Conscious Top 10 Chart is 1 of several charts presented by freelance media presenter “Disc Jock Redeem” Fridays on Roots 96.1 FM. The purpose of the chart is to “highlight music with a sense of positive awareness”. This chart along with the others will also be presented on other stations such as: 1 Harmony Radio, Reggae Airways Radio, UFDV Radio to mention a few. The Conscious Top 10 Charts, promoting conscious music matter not the genre.


Obviously this song was inspired by the fashion label know as "Coogi", but along with that it's something that everyone can vibe to; this is a song for your family reunions and barbecues, when you hear this track you instantly think of good times. “Coogi Head 2 Toe” is the first official release from the new and upcoming record label Dside Entertainment; the song is performed by artists Denables and Fill Citi, whom make up the group N.T.A.S (No Talk All Show). The song has a very positive vibe with a sound that can make people’s feet move around the world.

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  Kokoa Leaves grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and always knew rapping would be part of his future. Like most young talent, he started rapping at age 5 and he never stopped. Street kid to rap artist was a natural transition, writing his first rap at 12, had his first live performance at 15 and joining his first group at 16.! Now at 33, “Street Religion” is what he calls his current music style. Life has its lessons it wants to teach and after being locked up for six and a half years on three felony charges, now it’s his time to let it all out. Everything he speaks on from guns, drugs, religion, incarceration, he lived all of it.! After incarceration, rejection from family and friends he almost gave up music. But he recorded a verse with a relative, putting all his pain and rejection behind it and the city called out to him, called him to come back to his passion.! Rakim has always been one of his major influences, because he is a Muslim and a thinker. Islam plays a huge role in Kokoa’s life giving him strength and drive to continue the path he began at a young age.! He has opened up for major performing artist’s all over, including R. Kelly, Salt ‘n Pepa, Twista, Tech-9, SWV, Too Short and Mack 10.


AD3 Music was founded by Archie Harrison, Sr. and Daniela Amato in response to the needs of musicians, industry professionals, and consumers to have a central location that encourages creativity, professional networking, and entertainment. AD3 Music is an online corporate complex that offers distribution through website and radio play, promotion, professional networking, career development, management, ad-space, web-space leasing, and air-space leasing…..all  under  one  umbrella!   Why AD3 Music? Artists shy away from traditional record deals, choosing to remain independent. The price for independence is lack of marketing and promotion or access to professionals who can help further their careers. Consumers also pay a price- lack of diversity in choice of music. With over 30 collective years of experience in the music industry, event planning, and management, AD3 Music is positioned for success. The founders of AD3 Music promise to bring together industry professionals, artists, and consumers by providing a “one-stop company” to address the needs of its members and affiliates. AD3 Music is “powered for excellence”! We understand that no battle is won without unity and a solid foundation. Our foundation has been built! Our affiliates include Archafella Records, UGMag Online, Music Choice, 66 Raw, and Readyfortheradio.com. Our list continues to grow. As AD3 Music affiliations expand and develop, so do the benefits to our artists and consumers! AD3 Music Radio! AD3 Music is dedicated to bringing consumers what they want! That is why we have created 10 separate 24/7 internet stations: 8 stations represent 8 individual genres, a ninth station for Music Mix, and a tenth station for Talk Radio- interviews and discussions on hot industry topics. All stations will be available on TuneIn for mobile access by the beginning of summer….just in time for your vacation or weekend get-aways! AD3 Music would like to thank you for your interest and support! AD3 Music- Powered for Excellence Twitter: ad3music

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Feritta By Ross Guity

The creatively multi-talented and stunningly beautiful Ferrita is making quite a name for herself in the world of both music and entrepreneurship. As an award-winning, internationallyacclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, Ferrita delivers a stand-out brand of Pop/R&B fused with Indian and Western influences. Her most notable hit records to date are 'Show Me,' 'Giving It Up' and 'You Win Me Over,' just to name a few. Music fans around the world can anticipate brand new music from Feritta in 2013, as well as her incredible live show, coming to a venue near you! Her ultimate dream and goal is to win the coveted Grammy award, and with her tireless work ethic in the recording studio creating amazing music that knows no boundaries, her dream will come true in due time! Outside of her music, Feritta is an amazing culinary artist, as well as a jewelry and T-shirt designer, and plans to debut her cookbook titled 'Eat In Style,' her jewelry line 'GODDESS by Feritta,' and T-shirt line in 2013. To learn more about the multi-faceted Feritta, check out her website: http://about.me/feritta Follow Feritta on Twitter @ArtisteFeritta

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Dawn
Richard



 


Essince:
Hey,
what’s
going
on,
Dawn?
How’re
you
doing?
 Dawn
Richard:
I’m
doing
great,
man.
I’m
doing
great.

 
 Essince:
I
was
listening
to
your
single,
“86”.
Can
you
talk
to
me
a
little
about
it?
 Dawn:

Yeah,
man.
The
title
is
basically
a
play
on
words.
The
slang
term
to
“86
something”
is
to
 get
rid
of
something
and
I
thought
it
would
be
dope
to
make
a
record
about
getting
rid
of
 boundaries
and
really
being
able
to
love
the
right
way.
In
order
to
do
that
you
gotta
do
it
the
 right
way
and
get
rid
of
all
of
the
hate
and
all
the
bad
things
surrounding
you.
I
thought
it
was
 dope
that
we
would
play
80s
style
production
on
the
record
so
the
name
of
the
record
“86”
has
 a
double
meaning.
So,
kind
of
a
classic,
timeless
kinda
R&B
record
that
takes
it
to
the
next
level
 with
having
that
80s
style
production
inside
of
it.


 



Essince:
I
loved
“Armor
On”
and
so
did
the
critics,
but
what
can
we
expect
from
“Golden
 Heart”?
I
understand
it’s
a
3
part
series?
 Dawn:
Yeah,
it’s
a
trilogy
and
what
you
can
expect
is
really…the
strongest
music
I’ve
ever
put
 out.
And
I
mean
that
because
it’s
really
a
mix
of
me
throughout
the
years.
It’s
all
the
influences
 I’ve
ever
had,
all
the
writing
I
ever
came
up
with
and
all
the
things
I
really
wanted
to
say
were
 on
this
album.
It’s
my
strongest
album.


 
 Essince:
What
is
the
transition
like
from
a
member
of
a
group
into
a
solo
artist;
especially
 with
different
types
of
groups,
like
you’ve
done?
 Dawn:
There’ve
been
a
lot
of
them,
honestly.
From
being
with
4
girls
to
having
my
boss
being
 one
of
our
group
members
and
then
being
in
a
2‐female
1‐guy
dynamic
is
very
different
from
 being
in
a
group
with
4
girls.
I
feel
like
very
transition
I’ve
made
has
been
a
drastic
one.
And
 then
doing
solo,
I’m
not
only
doing
it
as
a
solo
artist
but
I’m
going
without
a
label
or
a
machine.
 But
each
transition
has
been
an
interesting….I
don’t
even
know
how
to
say
it…journey,
really.

 But
it’s
been
worth
it
and
a
challenge.
I’ve
always
welcomed
a
challenge
and
thus
far
it’s
been
 really
rewarding
for
us.

 
 Essince:
So
how
do
you
capitalize
on
the
success
of
being
in
a
group?
Because
there
are
so
 many
people
who’ve
transitioned
to
solo
careers
and
couldn’t
use
their
success
as
a
 marketable
advantage.
How
were
you
able
to
do
that?
 Dawn:
Honestly,
I
can’t
even
tell
you
how
we
did
it;
by
the
graces
of
God.
Like
you
said
it’s
very
 difficult
to
come
from
one
group
let
alone
two
Very
different
groups
from
Very
different
genres
 and
still
be
relevant
after
that.
I
don’t
have
the
answer
for
that
I
just
know
that
I’m
being
me
 and
I’m
doing
me
and
I
really
don’t
have
a
care
in
the
world
if
people
get
it
or
not.
I’m
rockin’
 with
people
who
rockin’
with
me
and
we’re
going
full
throttle,
full
speed
ahead.
I
guess
my
 thing
is,
for
me,
if
when
you
are
doing
you
and
you
really
love
what
you
do
and
put
a
whole
 bunch
of
heart
into
it
and
you
really
don’t
accept
“no”
as
the
answer
it’s
just
ours.

 
 Essince:
In
today’s
music
culture,
especially
in
hip‐hop,
people
promote
themselves
with
 mixtapes
but
it’s
not
really
as
common
in
the
pop
or
R&B
world.
If
you’re
a
new
singer
what
 do
you
need
to
do
to
promote
yourself
and
is
touring/live
shows
important?




Dawn:
All
of
it’s
important.
Social
media
is
important.
Touring
is
important.
Everything
is
 important
and
I
think
that
when
you
notice
that
you
can
capitalize
on
that
the
best
way
you
 can,
as
an
independent
artist.
 
 Essince:
What
about
videos?
Especially
with
you
and
videos
like
“Wild
in
Faith”
and
 “Automatic”
which
are
so
beautifully
artistic,
do
you
think
it’s
important
to
stand
out
 visually,
too
instead
of
the
traditional
video?

 Dawn:
Yeah,
man.
Those
are
extremely
important.

And
for
me
the
visual
is
more
important
 than
anything
else.
That’s
why
I’ve
chosen
to
take
so
much
time
IN
my
videos
to
make
sure
that
 they
have
a
quality
in
them
because
the
visual
is
just
as
important
as
the
sound.
They
have
to
 make
sense.
And
especially
because
I’m
doing
a
trilogy
it’s
extremely
important
that
people
 understand
what
I’m
trying
to
relate
to
them
and
I
try
to
do
that
as
best
as
I
can
by
giving
them
 quality
work
every
time.

 
 Essince:
Are
you
still
a
comic
book
geek?
 Dawn:
oh,
totally.
That’s
never
gonna
change.

 
 Essince:
What
are
some
of
your
favorites?
 Dawn:

I’m
an
old
school
DC
Comics
kinda
chick
but
I
also
like
manga
like
Full
Metal...
 
 Essince:
Full
Metal
Alchemist?
 Dawn:
Yep,
that’s
kinda
what
I
grew
up
on
and
Bleach
so
I’m
old
school
with
manga.
Those
are
 my
fav’s.
 
 Essince:
Are
you
still
drawing
or
have
plans
on
illustrating
anything
new?
 Dawn:
I
haven’t
drawn
in
a
minute
and
it’s
because
clearly
doing
all
of
this
on
my
own
has
 taken
up
so
much
of
my
time
but
there
is
a
dream
to
get
back
to
it
because
I
want
to
do
some
 great
things
with
it.
So
I
have
a
couple
of
plans
about
opening
up
a
store,
a
comic
book
store.
A
 lot
of
things
I
really
want
to
do
but
those
will
come
in
the
future.

 



Essince:
I
definitely
understand
where
you’re
coming
from.
When
I
was
younger
I
wanted
to
 be
a
hand
animator
for
Disney
before
they
closed
that
department
down
but
it’s
really
 difficult
balancing
that
and
music
and
trying
to
run
a
business.
 Dawn:
It
is
difficult.
Animation
itself
is
hard
because
it’s
a
dying
breed,
people
aren’t
reading
 anymore
and
only
the
cult
following
are
part
of
the
movement.
So
it
takes
a
little
bit
more
time
 to
get
people
to
come
into
a
store
and
buy
an
issue
of
a
comic
book
especially
with
the
Internet
 and
social
media
is
such
a
big
thing
you
can
just
get
it
online.
So
it’s
a
lot
of
commitment
to
put
 into
it
to
make
it
great,
you
know?
 
 Essince:
Right.
So
do
you
have
any
ambitions
to
do
any
voice
acting
for
anime
or
anything?

 Dawn:
Oh!
I
would
love
to!
I’m
a
geek
till
the
cows
come
home.
I’m
a
super
geek
so
I
would
 definitely
love
to
do
that.


 
 Essince:
Any
final
shout
outs?
Where
can
we
find
you
online
and
when
can
we
expect
new
 material
from
you?
 Dawn:
The
album
is
out
now
online
and
in
stores
worldwide.
I’m
on
 www.twitter.com/DawnRichard.
My
information
is
there.
You
can
get
all
the
dates
and
 everything.

 
 Essince:
Well
congratulations
on
everything.
I’m
excited,
as
an
art
geek,
for
everything
you’re
 planning
to
do
with
the
store
and
everything
and
definitely
appreciate
your
time.
 Dawn:
Thank
you
So
much!




Intertwined by Amanda Craig

Intertwined is a hard rock/metal band that formed in 2004 out of Grand Junction, Colorado. Original founding members were Blane Robinson (drums) and Colin Cummings (guitar); Jeremiah Campbell (vocals) and Barak Erwin (bass) joined later to complete the original fourperson band. In 2006, the band released their self-titled album “Intertwined,” and soon after, Jesse Ortiz signed on as a second guitarist. With the addition of a second guitar player, the band began work on new songs for a second album, while they continued to develop their own style. Intertwined released their second album “Shameless” in 2009; it revealed a more fiery, fast-paced sound consistent with the character of their live shows. In May 2012 they released an EP entitled “Broken Glass,” followed by the release of their most recent album “Attest” in September 2012. Check out the album, available for free download on Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fspr3lxzfzkedcc/_mhnL8CC8w. Additional recordings can also be found on ReverbNation at http://www.reverbnation.com/intertwined13. Intertwined has participated in several tours, including the MTV2 Headbanger’s Ball “Make It Or Break It” Cross Country Tour, the Jagermeister “Join The Rebellion” Tour, and with Otep on the “Spectacular Massacre” Tour. As of March 29, 2013, the band is on the road again in support of their album “Attest,” touring under Taproot. The band’s official website is http://www.intertwinedband.com/. Videos can be found on IntertwinedTV, the band’s YouTube channel, at http://www.youtube.com/user/IntertwinedTV. Intertwined’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/IntertwinedBand, and their Twitter account is under @Intertwined1. The general manager for Intertwined is Eric Smith of Prophecy Records; he can be reached by email at prophecy.records.co@gmail.com. Booking requests can be submitted to Atrophiend Entertainment at atrophiend@gmail.com.

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Get the music industry prepared for Ms. Keisha Shontelle's entrance into a world of the greats and legends. The North Carolina native represents famously just as her predecessors have done - such as the distinguished sounds of Fantasia, the groundbreaking R&B group, Jodeci, and one of hip hop's most recent and toughest mc's, Jay Cole. Her soft, sultry, and angelic vocals of R&B, pop, and the effortless flow of her quick-wit lyrics of true rooted hip-hop, leaves listeners wanting more. Keisha has built a buzz and reputation for delivering infectious hooks and attention demanding songs over the 10 year span of her career. She has earned a mass respect for her help in cowriting for artists such as Buckshot and Idris Elba. She has appeared on numerous major and underground records along with working with Grammy Award Winner, 9th Wonder. Loyal followers have been supporting the long journey of her self-written hits and diverse performances filled with chic surprises. They've helped to spread the word about one of her current singles "Loss 4 Words" from the "Sho-N-Telle" (pronounced Show & Tell) album. The soulful sound reached nearly 11,000 You Tube views within only three days. With the single's You Tube hits still climbing, it gained recognition from out-of-state DJ's and producers to more of respected mainstream artists. It reached the attention of the president of Headbanger Music Group, Jay Reid. After having a conference call with Manager Anthony “AB� Barnes and Mr. Reid, she began collaborating with his team tagged with rappers like Omillio Sparks (also known for his roles with "State Property" and the movie "Streets"), Tommy Brown, and Tiffany Tucker. This new role boosted and broadened her audience giving more of the world a chance to hear the X factor that caught Reid's ear. Now in demand, she has grown beyond her local stardom. Ms. Shontelle has grown comfortable with her "sassy street with a lining of classy" style and leaves room for new ideas to show the world who she is. She is a breath of fresh air in the rhetoric of today's music. A new sound, a new vibe, and a new reason to let all the tracks play without skipping a beat.

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Discography: Features Idris Elba feat. Keisha Shontelle - "The Process" Idris Elba feat. Keisha Shontelle - "The Wire" *Buckshot feat. Phonte & Keisha Shontelle - "Birdz (Fly The Coup)" / You Tube Views: 3,389 *Buckshot feat. Keisha Shontelle - "I Don't Know Why" / You Tube Views: 23,293 *Buckshot feat. Keisha Shontelle - "Whassup With U" /You Tube Views: 1,429 Maino feat. Keisha Shontelle - "We're a Different Kind" AZ feat. Keisha Shontelle - "On the Road" Freeway feat Keisha Shontelle - "Untitled" from "Untitled Album" *Little Brother feat Keisha Shontelle - "Nobody But You" from "The Listening" / You Tube Views: 54,959 Elliot Ness feat. Keisha Shontelle - "Energy" from "Untitled Album" Omniscence feat. Keisha Shontelle - "A Letter to the Better" *K-Hill feat. Keisha Shontelle and 9th Wonder - "A Letter to Sick L" / You Tube Views: 22,646 K-Hill feat. Keisha Shontelle - "Where I'm Supposed to Be" *Keisha Shontelle feat. Panama Gat, Ill Killa Chant, K-Hill / 4,642 *Keisha Shontelle feat. Chaundon - "Sunday" / You Tube Views: 3,680 *Keisha Shontelle feat. Crisis - "Strained" /You Tube Views: 14,783 *Von Pea feat. Keisha Shontelle - "I Know We're Right" / You Tube Views: 4,357 Emilio Rojas feat. Keisha Shontelle - "Blow Me a Kiss" *Legacy feat. Keisha Shontelle & Percy Miracles- "Imperfect World" from "Project Mayhem" / You Tube Views: 18,196 *Legacy feat. Keisha Shontelle - "Sista Girl" from "Project Mayhem" / You Tube Views: 1,496 Mixtapes 2008 Keisha Shontelle feat. Panama Gat - "Featuring Shontelle" Mixtape 2013 *Keisha Shontelle - "I Should Be On By Now" from "Bamboos & Mics" Mixtape feat. Shorti-Roc / You Tube Views: 358 Album Releases 2013 "Sho-N-Telle" album *Keisha Shontelle feat. Manifest Wiggins - "Loss 4 Words" / You Tube Views: 14,689 *Keisha Shontelle feat. Dx2c - "Morning After" /You Tube Views: 353 "Zipper" snippet/ You Tube Views: 88 *You Tube Release keishashontelle.hinnant@facebook.com FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER @keishashontelle 


Album Reviews Downfall 2012 - EVERYMAN FOR HIMSELF by William Kryjak

Rating:

★★★★

Downfall 2012 is one of those bands you hear on the radio and immediately have to find out who they are. Their style is familiar, and reminds me a lot of the metal I grew up listening to. Bands like Static-X, Slipknot, and Mudvayne have all most certainly had an influence on this band and their style of music. In their latest album Everyman for Himself, they show their true colors with a force. The album kicks off with the song “Face to Face”, a great selection to kick things off. There is a power that sets the tone for the rest of the album, but leaves you wanting more. The next song “Divinity” is a bit catchier but still plays along nicely with a thrash feel. Each song is a little different but still packs their same heavy sound. I really like that this band is only a three-piece outfit – it makes their huge sound that much more impressive (and makes me think off Slayer which is a huge thumbs up). Personally I would be interested to hear what they would sound like with a synth, but on the other hand it might be too much of a deviation from their style. Another personal suggestion is more solos. There is no rule that metal has to be technical, but I think it would add a little more definition to their sound. One last thing to pay attention to is the ending of the album. Usually little skits and transition sections get overlooked when talking about albums, but I think in this case it is the perfect way to wrap things up, painting a bleak picture that leaves a taste in your mouth. This is not easy to do, and only shows how talented these guys really are. Check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DF2012) for updated information on shows, and definitely check out Everyman for Himself. Downfall 2012 makes straight metal with some real promise.

Intertwined - Attest by Amanda Craig

Rating:

★★★★

The first thing that strikes you when listening to Intertwined’s album Attest is the stark contrast between primary vocals—a surreal blend of clean and unclean. While the band classifies itself as a blend of hard rock and heavy metal, a large percentage of the vocals would be categorized as guttural vocals or death grunts. However, while the music is forceful and heavy, the subject matter is not as dark as death metal. The song “War is War,” takes a critical view of war; contrast that with the love song “Kloe Rose,” lamenting “One day you will come back to me.” The driving riffs in “Cliffhanger” propel the song forward with momentum. Other memorable songs include “My Eyes Say It All” and the hidden track “Nevermind.” With ten songs on the album, Attest is a great opportunity for new fans to get a broad taste of some provocative yet aggressive metal that is true to its roots. Released September 2012, the album is available for download from Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fspr3lxzfzkedcc/_mhnL8CC8w.


Monet - Life Size Mirror by Patrick Ross

Rating:

★ ★ ★ 1/2

Monet’s “Life Size Mirror” is a welcome change of pace to today’s musical aspirations of her generation, as it contains a potpourri of musical styles and influences that evoke a sense of past musical raptures and glories of day’s long past. I found the inspirations of jazz, gospel, funk, dance, and rhythm & blues evident in the albums overall soundlandscape. But also a sense of clutter within the instrumentation arrangements overall, simply put, too much going on at the same time. As she strives to evince to her listeners the inner voice of her musicality, it’s overshadowed by out of key vocals and aimless melodies that express technical proficiency, but lacking in melodic musical resolve. I really want to praise this effort whole-heartedly and to tell you that there is something here that speaks to the heart, and truly there is evidence of this on this album. But there is also a sense of the avant-garde spirit, which takes it into a realm that lacks true personal direction. Truly I sense the need to be different on her part as an artist, but also of ambition unfulfilled and potential unreached, that only time and experience bring to an artist’s palette. I love the idea of this album’s themes and I applaud the effort, and can only say, “strive for more clarity and definition next time.” I am sure that there are fans that will welcome this effort by Monet!

David J. Caron - Thru Ever Ending Black by Patrick Ross

Rating:

★★★

Irish-Italian David J. Caron’s debut album Thru Ever Ending Black finds its uniqueness in the fact that there are 28 songs on it. While this is unheard of in the annals of music, it is to say the least unprecedented. Does this in of it self make Caron unique remains to be seen. Obviously talented as a musician and lyrically proficient, I found in listening that I was still waiting for that moment when an artist enfolds you in the journey of their vision. While I am sure that there will be many who will be fascinated and overwhelmed by the body of work that is represented on the album, and ready to proclaim Caron as a rock god reborn. I couldn’t help feeling like there was some element that was still missing, this is not to say that the music isn’t infectious or inviting, it is well done. But there were no peaks or valleys to be found upon which I could find a point of reference, and maybe that is the cliché to be found here. The pace and tempo was too constant perhaps through out the entire album. I found no particular track that touched me or stood out in my mind as a favorite, and maybe with constant listening some one song might eventually jump out and grab me, only time will tell. Maybe it is an acquired taste that has not struck a cord with me yet.


A.K.A. MCBee, The original MC that migrates from South central L.A is one of the most influential Producers and Rappers coming from LA. Starting out as a B Boy-Thug-Writer-Looter-D.J Breaker and most of all Entertainer, MCBEE a proud member of the Mighty Zulu Nation, MCBEE has been inaugurated under the Zulu\'s for Ahmad Henderson and Prince Whipper Whip! Working with many Legendary Zulu King\'s, MCBEE has transcended to release new materials and make a new home base in Europe (Germany).

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