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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! Sankofa, Writer

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Teri Toronto, Canada Teri is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Kingston Jamaica, currently living in Toronto, Canada. She has also spent a significant period of time living in the UK and holds British Citizenship. She is not new to the industry having worked with a number of heavyweights in the reggae industry, and already has a stable catalogue of tracks in her repertoire. !Teri describes singing as an escape mechanism - a way to escape anything and everything, from the most delightful moments to those that she was often too shy to deal with. "Music was, and still is, the answer to everything for me" she articulates. Music, she said, defines her in every way; to the point that without music she feels lost inside. Teri best relates to feelings and emotions through music and she expresses herself eloquently through this medium by writing and singing how she is feeling inside. "Music opens my mind and soul to loving and accepting beyond my understanding" she enthuses, "I find sounds and melodies both intoxicating and overwhelming. It takes me on a journey that nothing in this world can or could even begin to describe..." Teri is clearly at her best with music reflecting every mood she could possibly experience or dream of. She sums this up quite aptly: "Music is the one thing in this world that has the ability to capture the full and true essence of my being inside out. Music takes my breath away without trying, caring or noticing that it has done so." !In late 2013 Teri was introduced to Mightyful13 Records Producer Fitzroy Francis via D Boss Global Promotional Agency, and released "Bring it On Home to Me" in June 2014 on the Mightyful13 Record Label. Teri's latest single - Breathless Kiss - produced by Kemar 'Flava' McGregor was released Worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify in 11th November 2014. As an eclectic artist, she enjoys the creative freedom that this pop-reggae track represents - Caribbean rhythms, jazzy inflections and rave-vibrancy. "I love the concept of pop-reggae, it leaves so much to the imagination," says Teri. "That fusion of musical styles - it gives me an exciting feeling, because it means I can expand outside of the norm." Breathless Kiss is currently garnering a lot of attention worldwide, particularly in Europe and Japan, where she hopes to perform later in 2015. Teri's Musical Repertoire: 1) Not Just Another Girl - Love Injection Productions (2010) 2) Whispery Conversation - Love Injection Productions (2010) 3) Sweet Baby - Love Injection Productions (2009) 4) I'm Free - Love Injection Productions (2010) 5) Beautiful Hurts - Love Injection Productions (2010) 6) My Everything - Love Injection Productions (2010) 7) Put it On Me - Love Injection Productions (2010) 8) Bring It On Me - Mightyful13 Productions (2014) 9) Breathless Kiss - Kemar 'Flava' McGregor Productions (2014) NB - All Love Injection Production tracks written and recorded in 2007 and released on iTunes 2009/2010

For further information, or to book Teri, please contact her Manager Maxine Tomlinson on +44 74469 700148 or via email on maxinetomlinson5@gmail.com To#follow#Teri#and#stay#up#to#date#with#what#she#has#going#on,#please#check#her#out#at#the#following#links‌# Twitter: @TeriIntlArtist Instagram: TERI_INTL_RECORDING_ARTIST Facebook: TERI International Recording Artist Contact info: Manager, Maxine Tomlinson: Tomlinson@gmail.com

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BILLI BLADE Miramar, Florida BilliBlade,(born(Linval(Alexander((Mcknight(in(Kingston,(Jamaica,(in(1979,(has( been(recording(and(writing(music(for(several(years.(His(vocal(styles(and(talent( for(writing(is(authentic(and(unique.(He(has(described(his(style(as(a(blend(of( Reggae(and(Dancehall(with(R&B(and(HipIHop. He(grew(up(in(a(poor(family(with(three(sisters(and(one(older(brother,(in(the( then(quiet(town(of(Braeton((Phase(3),(in(the(city(of(Portmore.(His(father( owned(a(sound(system((disco)(in(the(early(70’s(but(by(the(time(BilliBlade(was( born(his(mother(had(convinced(his(father(to(sell(it.(Nevertheless(music(was( already(engraved(in(BilliBlade’s(DNA(and(at(a(young(age(he(started(to(pen( lyrics.(He(first(started(to(be(drawn(to(the(boy(bands(in(the(R&B(genre(of( those(days(such(as(Boys(II(Men,(Jodeci(and(Shai,(which(inspired(him(to(begin( his(first(set(of(writings(with(this(genre.(BilliBlade(used(to(sing(on(the(street( corners(with(friends(as(well.(What(kickIstarted(his(passion(to(jump(into(the( musical(waters,(however,(was(when(he(heard(the(song,("One%Last%Cry"(by( Brian(Mcknight,(which(at(the(time(was(a(hit(by(an(artist(who(turns(out(to( share(the(same(last(name.(This(ignited(a(fire(that(is(still(burning(in(him(today.( BilliBlade(had(written(R&B(songs.(However,(shortly(afterwards(at(around(the( age(of(12(or(13,(he(returned(to(his(own(authentic(and(cultural(roots:( Reggae/Dancehall.(This(developed(his(ability(to(do(both(genres,(but(as(he( grew,(his(passion(for(Reggae(music(took(over(and(that(became(his(focus.( In(December(1996,(BilliBlade(migrated(to(the(United(States(of(America(to(live( the(American%Dream.(After(a(few(years(away(from(music(because(of(college,( work(and(family,(BilliBlade(highItailed(the(Reggae(train(with(a(renewed(focus( and(determination.(He(attended(MiamiIDade(College(for(three(years,(from(1997(to(2000(then(on(to(Keiser(University(between(2002(and( 2004,(majoring(in(Business(Administration(and(graduating(with(an(Associates(of(Arts(degree.( BilliBlade(got(his(first(taste(of(professional(studio(recording(around(1999,(which(saw(him(working(with(producers(like(Dj(TC(Flexx,( Corporal(C(of(Leo(Tech(Music(and(Anthrax(Beats,(which(is(based(in(Germany.(However,(It(was(Christopher(Nelson(aka(C.Roc,(formerly(of( City(Heat,(that(groomed(and(molded(his(talents(into(what(it(is(today.(On(December(24th,(2013,(BilliBlade(recorded(on(the(Leo(Tech( Music(produced(Good(Vibes(Riddim,(which(also(featured(a(track(by(Singing(Melody.(The(EP(has(seen(good(sales(since(its(release(on( iTunes.(He(shot(and(released(a(music(video(for(his(single,(“20(To(Life”(in(March(2014,(directed(by(Wayne(Benjamin(of(Fabrikated(ProjeX. In(March(2014,(BilliBlade(decided(to(spearhead(his(own(label,(naming(it(Orcamusic(Entertainment(and(producing(himself(on(his(own( riddims,(but(he(has(no(issues(working(with(other(producers,(if(the(opportunity(should(arise.(His(first(riddim(juggling(is(in(its(final(stages( and(will(be(released(soon.(When(asked(why(he(chose(to(name(his(label(after(the(whale(species,(he(said: “Because%they%are%intelligent,%majestic%mammals%that%have%a%unique%sound...with%a%killer%instinct!” BilliBlade(is(on(a(mission(to(make(his(presence(be(known(to(the(music(world.

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CONTACT INFORMATION Bookings/dubs/drops/jingles/features/collaborations/recordings/nterviews etc.

Lesley Hayles Email: lesley.hayles@gmail.com Mobile/WhatsApp: 18764142660 Twitter/Instagram: @LesleyOdyssey Facebook: www.facebook.com/lesley.hayles

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Michael Karr

by Patrick Ross

Manhattan, New York

Musician Michael Karr is one of those rare instances of humble musical genius. I spoke with Michael over the phone recently to talk with him about what inspired the music from his latest album entitled “Think It Over” on which he is the sole instrumentalist on all the cuts with one exception, the vocals sung by the late Izzy Rivera. A very warm and soft-spoken individual, it is through his music that Michael finds his best expression I believe. Inspired by his father a multi-instrumental musician who took him everywhere as a child and exposing him to various musical settings, he began his voyage through music at the tender age of eleven on his first recording dates with the Pittsburg Youth Symphony as a soloist. His ability and talent recognized by Trombonist Randy Purcell earned him a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University. After completing his education and receiving two Bachelors degrees by age 19, he began playing and touring nationally and in Europe. Playing with a veritable who’s who of musical groups and artist, a list of which would go beyond the scope of this article, suffice it to say he has earned the respect of many great and talented musicians over the course of his career. Equally talented on both piano and trumpet, he is also an arranger, lyricist, composer, engineer, and producer. Having been signed to various labels during his career and producing a top ten hit on Billboards R&B charts with Stanley Fields cover of “You, Me & He” on the 3C label. It is the women in his life that have most inspired him, as is the case with his daughter after whom the track “Sarina (Sarah)” on his latest album is named. A resident musician in many notable jazz venues throughout New York City, and almost every club east of the Rockies – from after hours clubs, stadiums, and two Presidential Inaugural Balls. He is the leader of Michael’s Karrtet™, which features the musicianship of Ron Affif, Victor Jones, John Benitez, Randy Johnston, Alex Blake, and Essiet O. Essiet. Jazz Improv magazine has him listed as “Noteworthy Performance”. Michael Karr is the genuine, real deal, personally and musically. http://www.michaelkarr.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Karr/29741212167 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-karr/1b/3a9/2b4 http://www.myspace.com/michaeljkarrmusic http://twitter.com/alakarr http://www.reverbnation.com/alakarr http://www.numubu.com/152817-profile-michael-karr.html http://www.youtube.com/user/michaelkarr!


JJ Appleby Croydon, United Kingdom

JJ Appleby Is a natural singer, whom is multitalented and sings Reggae, Soul, Soft Rock, Gospel Reggae, Ballads and more. His track “What’s your name” won him an award for best soul album! Listen out for JJ this year, album coming in September, and be sure to read more info by going to… !http://www.reverbnation.com/jjappleby https://www.facebook.com/JJApplebyMusic?sk=wall https://soundcloud.com/jj-appleby

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P.H.I.R.E. Garfield, New Jersey


“I just want to make good

music! There is something that's been lost in the art of making music nowadays. I think if you’re tired of hearing what’s on the radio you should come to my music page and hear something that hasn’t been heard in awhile and that’s someone telling you a story, keeping you in tune with what is coming out your speaker with a beat that makes you want to dance and having you wanting to know more about the person that your listening to. I think it’s time we take back the music and make it what it was before, something that takes you away from your everyday stress something that would make you want to get up and make a change in your life and make you feel good about yourself, and make you want to do better for yourself and your family. Let's stop all this “me” music and let's make good music again. I've done Promotions for various record labels when their was still some around for RCA Loud Records New York, Tommy Boy Records New York, Priority Records New York, Columbia Records New York, MSC Entertainment New York, also was a Radio Personality for weekend programming for Jersey City University College New Jersey. I also went to school for Music Business at Fort Lauderdale Art Institute FL, and went to school for Music Business and Producing Institute of Audio Research New York. I’ve traveled with Refugee Allstars working promotions and work as a Hype man, and worked on stage performing with the Dockxxmen and with Piacasso as his Hype man. You can also see me as actor doing extra work on various shows and movies, so if any directors and producers think I have the look for a part please contact me at DamiancJones@gmail.com” www.phire.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/phiremc1

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Amagiri Young Long Island, New York

Real geez Association birthed as a sub group of elite men with roots to DPG and flame unit. !Flame unit was the next generation of youth that was birthed by the DPG docs path gentleman !Flame unit was a rap super group of childhood friends and friends of friends, it got so big that it was technically uncontrollable !from their real gz was started by young as a sub group of enlightened ones w more dedication to our roots. !We chose the color green as our color to symbolize growth, money, weed and Mother Earth, we use the Geez to symbolize - Gangstaz, gentleman, girls, greatness, gratitude, God, green, global growth !Real geez association records was born July 5th 2004 !Rappers consist of Amagiri Young, Bang'em , YoungGod Imperial, Shadloc, Hooly, 730Li, Young Junez nu-B, Singers - Lady Eve . president/manager Rickspitta !Associated with- music money empire, loyalty money music, def squad, real geez south, woodblock, 1017 Bricksquad and young money. !In memory of Jazmine Jackson, headman, Preston gamble, lee Trent !Gump, Big Pete, Dre Goff. Twitter - @youngmulafree Facebook.com/amagiriyoung Website - rgassociation.com

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TERRY GREENE IS A PRODUCER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, WITH A FUNKY STYLE, A WARM AND FRIENDLY FLAMBOYANT GUY WHO PULLS HIS FANS INTO HIS MUSIC WITH INNOVATIVE ARRANGEMENTS WITH VOCALS, HIS ENERGETIC LYRICS ARE A MIXTURE OF SWEETNESS TEXTURED WITH SOUL, NEO-SOUL, FUNK, AND GOSPEL, ALL OF HIS FANS SAY WHEN WE HEAR HIS MUSIC IT MAKES US FILL LIKE DANCING AND SHOUTING IN 1986 TERRY HAD A HIT RECORD WITH HIS GROUP {LICKKE} IN THE UK, THE SONG {AUTOMATIC DRIP} CONTINUES TO SELL HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN THE UK. NOW BASED OUT OF ATLANTA GA., FORMALLY LOS ANGELES CA., OAKLAND CA., NEW YORK, IN HIS SECULAR MUSIC CAREER HE WAS SIGNED TO TWO MAJOR RECORD LABELS OUT OF BOSTON MA, AND NEW JERSEY.

HE HAS WORKED WITH {JOE CAPER,S-RIP J-JAMS RECORDING STUDIO} FOR TONY, TONI, TONE, MC HAMMER, SHEILA E, DIGITAL UNDERGROUND, PRODUCER {D'WAYNE WIGGINS} OF TONY, TONI, TONE, FOR DESTINY CHILD, KEYSHIA COLE, ALICIA KEYS, PRODUCER {WAYNE WALLACE} FOR CONFUNKSHUN, EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE, NADA M. WALDEN, SHEILA E., STEVIE WONDER, RAY CHARLES, {DANA JON CHAPPELLE} FOR MARIAH CAREY, JOE, CLARENCE CLEMONS, ARETHA FRANKLIN, NARADA M. WALDEN, {BOB CASTELLE-BLANCH} FOR SISTER SLEDGE, STACY LATTISAW, PETE ESCOVEDO, SHEILA E, WAYNE WALLACE, NARADA M. WALDEN, {J. DANA MARS} FOR CHAKA KHAN, COLONEL ABRAMS, ROBERTA FLACK, BRAND NUBIAN, {LILIAN WHITE} FROM THE DREAM GIRLS CAST, AND SESAME STREET {ROSIE GAINES} FROM THE ARTIST PRINCE, {BRENDA VAUGH & THE BRENDA VAUGH BAND} {NADA M. WALDEN} PRODUCER FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN, WHITNEY HOUSTON, MARIAH CAREY, TEMTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, JUST TO NAMe a FEW. FOR MORE INFO: ph. 404.955.2853 www.fa7ithmusicministries.yolasite.com

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Are You A Marketable Artist? ! By:!Monet!

Many independent artists begin their career by of course,

Song lyrics are also worth a mention when it comes to

having a love for music coupled with musical abilities. They have an

being a marketable artist. Lyrics are a way for an artist to express

artist or artists that they are influenced by and develop a sound based

the emotions they feel the song should convey. It’s the ideal avenue

on the said influential artist or cultivate one that is unique to them.

for one to get creative and let it show. But like the sound, lyrically,

Having your own sound is what sets an artist apart from all the

the song must either be epic and/or totally relatable. Abstract songs

thousands of other aspiring persons in the industry and as

about abstract ideas, too far out from the status quo are usually not

counterintuitive as it may seem, one must be different but relatable.

well received. Sure there may be a few persons that “dig” your

So ideally you must be a different variety of a familiar sound.

music, but the following from the masses, which leads to ultimate

Having a sound and music style all your own is great, but an artist must first note who their audience is (or who they want to

career success will not be harnessed. As it relates to a long-lived career, every artist must be

target). They also need to determine if there are any other artists with

forward thinking. Making music is definitely the main criteria, but

a sound even remotely close to theirs and take note of how their

your influence should go beyond just music if you plan to be around

careers went/is going and learn from them. Ultimately, if an

for decades to come. Especially if you become a success doing what

independent artist is looking to one day be signed to a major label

you love, major corporations and major brands will seek you out to

and have the backing of the majors, there must be a great deal of

be a part of their marketing campaign. You get paid, they get the

marketability for them to even take notice. (Or the artist can build a

attention and interest from your fans, and everybody goes home

massive fan base but again, your music must be relatable in order for

happy! Especially these days when music sales aren’t where they

persons to hop on your bandwagon).

were in previous eras, an artist wanting to make a career and lifelong

In addition to the sound, the artist must have a look that is

success should also be a business person – a brand.

either strange enough to create a buzz about themselves, or highly

Music is all about creativity, emotion and conveying those feelings

marketable – in other words, looking like an A-list artist. (Note:

to your listeners. But if the goal is to make a lifelong career from

individuality is the name of the game; no one wants to see a carbon

those talents, an artist should not forget to ensure there is a level of

copy. Take cues from your influences and make it your own). Great

marketability in their presentation. Live well, plan well, get creative

but bizarre examples are Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga that debuted

and make it happen!

with outfits fit for someone off their rocker, but it definitely got a buzz about the artist and ultimately about their music.


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Lynx Unruly Brooklyn, New York The island of Jamaica has produced some of the most talented and versatile performers music has ever known. Dancehall, a musical art form in Jamaica, boasts a plethora of entertainers who are now gaining prominence within the pop and hip-hop genres. From the Kingston/St Andrew region of the island, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, comes an artist who is versatile in all areas of entertainment. Lynx Unruly, has been performing and recording for over a decade. As an actor, Lynx wowed audiences with his portrayal of Sammy in the movie "Krosses", as well as playing himself in the smash movie drama, "Bashment" in 2004. Musically, his lyrics are humorous and catchy...case in point, the fan favorite "Fire Escape" track, an answer to Kiprich' "Telephone". "Fire Escape" spent weeks on the US charts, and this propelled Lynx' career full throttle. t's no accident that Lynx would be involved in the music industry, as music flows through his veins. Being a blood relative to dancehall's Billboard chart topper Mad Cobra, sealed his fate. Entertaining is what this artist knew he had to do. This was his niche and where he belonged. Lynx says he is "in love with music. I proposed to music and I am waiting for the date to put the ring on it." He is not just a performer and writer, he is also a producer who produced the "Good Hope" riddim featuring new talents. He also co-produced the "River Bed" riddim, which featured prominent members of the dancehall such as, Beenie Man, Mad Cobra, Anthony B, Hawk Eye and others. Lynx can hardly be considered a dancehall artist only, however, as he delves in other genres, and is presently fine tuning a project which will enable fans to see his prowess as a pop artist as well. Lynx is also currently working with famed producer Jerome Felix, aka Jerry Dawg, so fans already know that they have a lot to look forward to musically. At the moment, the Unruly one is promoting his brand new single, "Throw My Heart Away", which features Maxwell Collins on vocals. The remainder of 2014 and the future, looks bright for this artist who has experience, knowledge and wit. His determination and demeanor ensures his success, and fans can rest assured that what's to come from Lynx is greater than what has been.

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Brooklyn,!New!York! ! BobbleHead Media Group is a company for the future. BobbleHead was crated by Andrew Ince, as an innovative and exciting music label and media group. With his style and vision Bobble Head expects to make a major impact in the entertainment business. With 27 years of experience in the music biz, starting out as a Dj on Spotlight Sound then in 2009 Andrew ventured out on his own forming Visual Eye LLC. Visual Eye is the corporation, which has a DBA under it, Established 1978 clothing. Then in 2012 Andrew continued that drive and started BobbleHead Music Group.!

! The Rhythmic Lounge: How did Bobblehead Media Group get started? BobbleHead Media Group: BobbleHead Media group was created 6 years ago. Music was something I always did as a kid as a Dj and with my passion of wanting to do more created a music & media group to reach or connect with people more.

TRL: What is the main goal/mission of the company? BHMG: The mission/goal of our company is to put out the best products we possibly can weather it's from it's our artist or it's the news we will be reporting. But we plan to bring something a little different to the table a little spice so to speak.

TRL: What are some of the services that Bobblehead Media Group provides to its clients? BHMG: We provided our clients with marketing & promotions, management, guidance, publishing to authors and musicians and so forth we also provide a family orientated environment to succeed in.

TRL: Are there any plans to make any changes or do any expanding within the company? BHMG: From this year on we will be expanding the company from the music to the media side of the business while still growing our music. We still understand our business is in the beginning but want to reach more people and I also plan on writing and dabbling in some directing starting with videos. We also will be expanding into the travel business so we plan on being busy this year. http://www.twitter.com/madting39 http://www.bobbleheadmediagroup.com http://www.instagram.com/bobbleheadmediagroup http://www.instagram.com/bobbleheadmediagroup! !


HP Brooklyn, New York HP(Headed To The Top) is the poster child for hard work and determination. Armed with talent and a dream, HP willed himself into a position to be a great musical artist. Born in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, this created the perfect recipe for him to be successful in his quest to be one of the most passionate and exciting up and coming artists. With 4 years of experience under his belt, his music reflects his passion, determination and dedication he has to be great. Songs like "Dream Chasers", "Brooklyn Hero" and "I'm On" to name a few will let the world know exactly who HP is as a man and artist. And most of all, lets the world know that he speaks from the heart. Also, HP now has the catch phrase, "It's Me!" after his name at all times. So it is written, "HP, Its Me!". http://instagram.com/hpitsme

http://www.twitter.com/hpmurf

www.soundcloud.com/hpitsme

The Rhythmic Lounge: Please give us a little background for those who aren’t familiar with who you are! HP: My name is HP stands for (Headed to the top) rapper from Flatbush Brooklyn that's my safe zone. I'm young hungry and most important talented.

TRL: Describe your creative process when you are writing your lyrics! HP: I like to listen to the music and zone out sometime it's the beat and sometimes it's how I'm feeling.

TRL: Who are your musical influences? HP: I listen to a lot of music young people listen to but I listen to a lot of Chicago rappers you'll hear some of that in my music.

TRL: What advice do you have for those trying to build a successful career in the entertainment business? HP: Stay consistent and motivated! There are a lot of challenges that come with trying to be successful.

TRL: What can we look forward to from you in 2015? HP: My 2nd mixtape "Next Stop Is The Top.� More videos and more projects! !

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Black!Nevada!are!a!five!piece!alternative!rock!band!hailing!from!the!North!East!of!England,!formed! 20th!January!2012.!Unleashing!music!that!is!filled!with!high!octane!energy,!heavy!breakdowns,! catchy!riffs!and!hooks!that!will!get!you!singing!in!no!time!!! Writing!and!performing!our!own!material!is!what!we!have!believed!in!since!forming!the!band,!with! each!member!having!different!influences!and!input!into!the!music!we!play.!This!allows!us!to!be! diverse!and!create!a!style!that!is!quite!specific!to!ourselves.!! Within!the!first!2!years,!we!have!signed!to!Red!Dragon!Records,!which!we!feel!is!a!massive! achievement!and!gives!us!great!expectations!of!what!we!can!accomplish!in!the!future.!We!have!also! played!venues/!events!such!as!the!02!Academy!main!stage,!02!Academy!2!and!Make!a!Scene! festival.!Within!these!events,!we!have!played!alongside!I!Divide,!Mallory!Knox,!Bury!Tomorrow,!Blitz! Kids,!Neck!Deep,!Hacktivist!and!many!more.!All!of!which!are!a!massive!influence!on!us.!! !

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Rising!Evolution!E.P-!March!1st!2013! Standing!On!The!Edge!-!August!2014! ! http://www.videscape.com/search?q=black+nevada!!!!!!!!!!!!www.Facebook.com/Blacknevada!!!!!www.reddragonrecords.com! ! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!www.Twitter.com/Blacknevadaband!!!!!!!www.Blacknevada.com!(under!construction)! ! !


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Las Vegas, Nevada Joseph A. Hurry Sr. was raised in Los Angeles, California and received his A.A. Degree in Mass Communications from Merced College. After serving five years in the United States Air Force where he boxed after Vietnam in NATO as the base welterweight champion for two years, he never lost a fight. He became a radio personality at KLBS Radio Station in Los Banos California. He went on to pursue a career as a broadcast engineer and was commissioned by the F.C.C. with General Radio Telephone License. He moved back to Los Angeles, California where he worked as an engineer, air personality and instructor at the National Radio Service. He discovered he had another talent for Directing and Producing live events. He produced at Occidental College in Los Angeles the PATRICE RUSHEN Concert. He wrote and directed numerous music videos and documentaries. He returned to college to study Radio, Television Broadcasting and Film at California State University of Los Angeles, earning his B.A. Degree. He was hired by THE NATIONAL BLACK TALENT DIRECTORY as Director of Sales; he was responsible for the financial support generated to create the book. It was herald as a major accomplishment by the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and the DAILY VARIETY newspapers in Hollywood. His past experience as a producer, writer, and director provided a base for him to pull together entertainment industry professionals and companies for the first ever BLACK TALENT INDUSTRY EXPO '88 in Los Angeles and was awarded a commendation from the Mayor Tom Bradley. He helped form the National Black Talent Industry Enterprises and was made VicePresident of Marketing and Special Projects. His past experience as a producer and director provided the expertise to produce the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO in Chicago, a first of its kind at RAH PRODUCER’S CENTER . Mr. Hurry has formed his own entertainment concerns: As the CEO of BLACK STAR FILM, LTD. Mr. Hurry states, “I have also published two books in the hopes of producing them for feature films. They are, EXTREME MISSION: KONDA MASON (sci-fi) and MY LIL' HOMIES (urban drama). I have one film in the can, THE FLIP SIDE (supernatural dark comedy) which the trailer can be found on at BLACK STAR FILM, LTD.. BLACK STAR FILM, LTD. The only way to continue to make my dream a reality is for me to live it. “ https://www.scribd.com/sego6ayah ! !

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Petey Pyramid Kansas City, Missouri Essince (TRL): How long have you been rhyming? How did you get into music? Petey Pyramid: I've been rhyming since I was about 8. I really got serious with music around age 16 and that’s when I decided that music was really what u wanted to do but it has always been my number one passion. I wouldn't say that I ever "got into music", I think music was already placed inside me as apart of me and it had no other choice but to come out.

Essince (TRL): Talk to me about the scene in KC and MO. Do you think it has a particular sound or style? PP: Kansas City is a very small market, and that's why I moved to Atlanta to pursue music because there is just so much more opportunity. Kansas City does have a sound. It's more of a mosh pit of sounds from the East and the West, not so much south. But of course the underground hip-hop scene does have particular sound but I'm not too fond of it.

Essince (TRL): How important is traveling to different cities? Or can an artist become successful only staying in his/her city? PP: It is extremely important to travel i different cities. It does your fans as well as you as artist an injustice to only stay in your city. It's always important to try to conquer your hometown and have them back you but in order to reach the levels that I'm trying to reach as artist, traveling to different cities is a must. It builds awareness as well as keeps you working and encouraged. Kansas City has the tendency to accept an artist after everyone else around them has accepted you. The vibe in Atlanta is completely different. They actually support Atlanta artist in Atlanta and that's why so many artist are being broke out of Atlanta. Maybe my city will catch on soon but until then I'm on the go!

Essince (TRL): How did come up with your name? What is the significance of the pyramid? PP: Funny you ask. Most people just assume the illuminati and I've been questioned on that numerous times. I think it's funny plus controversy doesn't hurt. However the Pyramid signifies mystery, as well as royalty. Kings and Queens were buried with there wealth in hopes to take them with them in the after life. So the pyramid represents new life as well not just death. As an artist I may not always be understood just like no one knows how the pyramids were built but they appreciate them. Really I just intend to be monumental in this game and what's more monumental than the pyramids...

Essince (TRL): What are your goals with your music? PP: Longevity. I'm a songwriter. I'm an artist first but after the success comes and I’m able to provide for my family and really live well, I really want to write for artists, singers and rappers. That's where the check is anyways. Basically my main goal is getting the world to see I'm great. Then after that live out my greatness. Whatever that brings, I'm ready for it.

Essince (TRL): How can fans reach you and find your music? PP: Fans can reach me on my Twitter and Instagram: @PeteyPyramid They can get my music by searching Petey Pyramid on ITunes as well as download free music on my sound cloud page: Soundcloud.com/peteypyramid

Essince (TRL): Any final shout outs? PP: Shouts out to you guys for the interview. My manager, my His Swag Productions team, Royal Heir Ent, all of my family and loved ones. Last but not least my fans and everyone who has been believing in me since day one.


THA HOT$HOT Philipsburg, St. Maarten Philipsburg, St. Maarten Raised on the beautiful, yet small island of St. Maarten, Shane "Tha Hot$hot" Kelly became influenced by Hip-Hop music at a young age. Having always been known as the quiet child, he proved his ability to openly broadcast his opinions by dedicating his time to writing a few rhymes every day after coming home from school, as a way to release his tension and thoughts about a variety of topics. Rapidly, Shane started to become increasingly involved with his music and delivering messages in a positive way. Not only did this up and coming rapper develop a new form of confidence, but he made it very clear that he would work his hardest to achieve his dream. "I'm one of the most confident and determined people that you'll ever meet." Shane says. "I use the positive aspects of my life as motivation to get what I want and need, in order to succeed in the things that I want to accomplish in life." Shane also discovered a new tool for motivation, following the untimely death of his childhood friend, Gerald "Young G" James, who used to chant raps with him as a child. Knowing how much Gerald supported him, Tha Hot$hot continued to push harder for his dream, and used his friends passing as a source of encouragement to make him, and many other loved ones proud. He made it his goal to create powerful lyrics that have the ability to encourage an audience regardless of their age, race or gender. Tha Hot$hot is currently under the independent record label D.Y. Entertainment, and released his second mixtape "Swagger 101 Vol. 2: From Local to Global," on May 18th 2012, which was hosted by Toronto's own DJ Wikked. This same mixtape made Shane the first St. Maartener to gain over 50,000 views and 4,000 downloads on the popular Hip-Hop website Datpiff. Furthermore, he was awarded "Best Male Rap Artist" at the 2012 SXM Music Awards and his first music video for his hit single “Reppin’ It,” made its debut at the #1 spot on TEMPO’s Cross Caribbean Countdown for 6 weeks straight, and then remained on the countdown for 6 months total, marking Shane as the first artist out of St. Maarten to do so. In addition to these accomplishments, Tha Hot$hot’s website “thahotshot.com” went public as well, enabling him to spread his music on a more international platform. Shane continues to dedicate himself to releasing high quality music in every aspect, and is expected to release new original music and more projects to continue adding to his resume, as well as remaining in the spotlight. On September 17th 2013, Tha Hot$hot released his first official single “Tropical Limelight” featuring his label-mate $tekaly Tha Singer. The single was released for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, along with a variety of other digital stores. His label/management D.Y. Entertainment then teamed up with Pantason Music & Subkonshus Music out of Jamaica; and on June 10th 2014 released the "Tropical Limelight Remix" which again featured $tekaly Tha Singer & added the Dancehall Star Konshens! Tha Hot$hot became the first St. Maarten Artist to feature the Dancehall Star, and since then went on to be on rotation on many different radio stations throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world. Most recently, D.Y. Ent. /I From Here Music & Southern Smoke presented Tha Hot$hot's brand new mixtape project "Anticipation For Greatness" hosted by the World Famous Dj Smallz. The mixtape was released on Livemixtapes.com & datpiff.com on August 12th 2014, as he became the first Hip Hop Artist out of St. Maarten to work with Dj Smallz which is currently the #1 Hip Hop mixtape Dj in the word! From his admirable attitude and perspective on music, to his compelling lyrics, it's safe to say Tha Hot$hot is an artist we all need to look out for!

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Album Reviews Michael Karr- BLUDOLPH by Patrick Ross

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★ ★ ★ 1/2

The very prolific Michael Karr comes with yet another offering designed for the festive Christmas holiday season entitled “Bludolph,” which brings a bit of swinging bluesy feel to some all time Christmas classics. The title cut takes on a new and completely unexpected arrangement of the classic “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” that is unique in that it has no recognizable character with the original melody. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” takes on a swinging persona as does “I’ll be home for Christmas.” “Let It Snow,” “Winter Wonderland” espouse feelings of candle lit, fireplace hearths, and rum toddies on a romantic Christmas Eve evening. These picturesque jazzy takes on these classics evoke feelings that are reminiscent of the spirit of the season that we have all had at one time or another in our childhood memories into our adult lives. On the cut “Auld Lang Syne” Karr takes more of a cool jazz tinged excursion on this extended version of the classic New Years Eve anthem. Rounding out the set with “Deck The Halls” this becomes more of and upbeat swing extravaganza which caps off this offering of classic seasonal tunes. While over the years there have been many definitive takes on these tunes, Michael Karr brings his own stylization to the musical palette for the holiday season, with that being said this albums a nice alternative instrumental package that can be gifted to Jazz music lovers for the season of giving. To find out more information about Michael Karr, please go to www.MichaelKarr.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Karr/29741212167 https://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-karr/1b/3a9/2b4


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