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Skipp Whitman

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​Massachusetts-bred, LA-based emcee/producer Skipp Whitman presents the music video for "Goodnight". Produced, composed, and recorded by Skipp, "Goodnight" will appear on his forthcoming full-length Unfinished Songs Vol 1 (SWUFSV#1), a collection of original freestyles and unfinished or incomplete songs and/or ideas produced entirely by Skipp. The ...
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Kid Riko

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Born of Puerto Rican & Black descent, DeLeon Tolbert, also known as Kid Riko, is a song writer and record producer from Tuskegee, AL. Kid Riko is most noted for his unique beat making skills paired with his strong delivery, witty punchlines, & wordplay. His rapping style, especially his lyricism, is heavily influenced by "east coast street hop", combined with his "southern lingo" and "chilled personality". Well known for his punchlines, wordplay, flow, & delivery, rapper/producer Kid Riko, also known as "eL Rey," was born December 18, 1990 in Opelika, AL. Riko was raised in Tuskegee, AL most of his life. He began writing lyrics at the age of 12. His uncanny lyrical abilities would later earn him the nickname, "The Mercenary" of the rap game, thought to be an understatement by a few of his listeners.

 

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DANIELLE D.I. - NOTHING ON ME

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Her petite frame, intense eyes and childish grin add to her appeal. Born and raised a stone’s throw away from the home of the legendary Bob Marley, she is determined to follow in his footsteps as an ambassador for her homeland. Her relationship with music dates back to St. Andrew High. She was a student who hungrily gobbled up the popu- lar music at that time. Listening to the racy rants of 'Patra', 'LadySaw', and the boastful lyrical bites of 'Beenie Man' among other leading acts. The sounds of Hip Hop, and R&B were equally close to her heart, through Rappers 'Lil Kim', 'Jay-Z' and 'Foxy Brown'. She developed songwriting skills as an adolescent, while studying in the U.S. Her love and passion for reggae music led to return to her island home to begin her musical quest of being a recording artiste. She proceeded with the launch of her first release, “Turn him on” which she co-produced. The saucy track featured prolific songwriter and dancehall sensation, 'Ce’Cile'. The accompanying music video swiftly garnered high rotation on local / Caribbean TV stations. Danielle D.I. was now established as the hot newcomer on the dancehall reggae scene. Her charm, passion and drive soon landed her a track with 'Gramps Morgan' of the group 'Morgan Heritage' in addition to dancehall icon, 'Beenie Man'. It was a great achievement to collaborate with Beenie on the upbeat song, “Brown girl in the ring”. Her demand grew and soon Birchill records sought her, to produce “Downtown Man”. This release dismissed all qualms suggesting an amateur status. She officially moved up the ranks, performing on major festivals such as: 'Reggae Sumfest' and 'Sunsplash' as well as the greatest one reggae show on earth, 'Sting'. Her next big hit came through DJ Karim with “Beat it”. This track established her as a force to be reckoned with. The infectious track brought Danielle D.I. great demand outside of her country with shows in Chicago, New York, Trinidad and London among other destinations. Infamous dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel fell for the monster hit, “Beat it”. He offered a remix and pursued to make it a reality. When Danielle D.I. heard the lyrics Kartel laid down, she was immensely impressed with his wit and genius. She later allied with Truck Back Records to acquire the incredibly successful and controversial recording, “Man weh mi nuh want”. A brazen dancehall track launching lyrics blows at female artiste D’Angel. To achieve her goal Danielle D.I. has partnered with a robust team headed by Keona Williams alongside Sly & Robbie. In June 2013 she released her debut album, The Rebel with Taxi Records and One Pop Music. The album’s lead single features Cherine Anderson. The single has been recognized as a "ladies’ anthem”. The Rebel has been racking up rave reviews for the single 'Big Man', which features Grammy winning veteran Shabba Ranks. Her latest release, “My Man” is steadily gaining popularity with it’s much talked about sexually appealing music video. The song was a favorite on the Sex Love and Reggae tour. The management team of International reggae star, Gyptian invited Danielle D.I. to appear as an opening act for the successful tour. Today Danielle D.I. has her sights set on international stardom and is working steadfastly to make the reggae music fraternity proud.

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FYI, "These The Times"

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Los Angeles-based emcee F.Y.I. presents "These The Times (Don't Judge)", the lead single from his forthcoming album ameriBLACKKK. Produced by Sir Jon Lee, "These The Times" features Kaye Fox (of J.Cole's "For Your Eyez Only") and horn player Ryck Jane. FYI recently released music videos for "Legend of G.O.A.T." and "Trust Me". F.Y.I. first gained notoriety in 2010 as part of trio Those Chosen and their collaborations with Grammy-Award winning producer, IZ Avila. In 2012 F.Y.I. collaborated with Ab-Soul on "Dopamine" (Bandcamp). In 2014 he dropped his first solo mixtape Yo! The Places You'll Gowhich hit #1 on CMJ's Hip Hop Charts (Bandcamp). That year he also dropped an exclusive freestyle for HipHopDX (Youtube), followed by AgeSexLocation in 2015 and last year's F.Y.I. Invented Green. "Whether you're in a classroom, working a 9-5 or chasing your dreams, this song is the theme music." F.Y.I. says about the new single. "It sets the tone for the new project."

 

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DUO, GRAND OPUS LEVEL UP & UNLEASH THEIR "SUPER POWER"

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Following up from the critically acclaimed '360° Degrees' in April, 2017, the California based group Grand Opus have decided to release the fifth single from their criminally under appreciated studio debut 'Forever.' Their latest single 'Super Power Bros' is the ideal cut selection to highlight Joc Scholar and Centric's unique synergy together lyrically and sonically, as they exercise their individual super powers as a duo, think Mario / Luigi, Batman / Robin, and Simon / Garfunkel [jokes!], with this unfiltered, hard-hitting single... Hip-Hop in its purest form. For the un-acclimated, Oakland, CA producer Centric, has collaborated with the likes of Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Sean Price, Mistah FAB,Swizz Beatz, and Joc Scholar, a true emcee from Fresno, CA who laced this beat [+ album] with his illuminating bars and delivery, two artists combining to create one entity without boundaries, label politics or restrictions. In a similar vein to Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Reflection Eternal, Gangstarr and other legendary Hip-Hop MC / Producer pairings, Grand Opus [Joc Scholar and Centric] emerged in 2015 to form the group, with a nostalgic, yet distinctive sound and style, recently they released their debut album 'Forever,' which features Fresno's Planet Asia, Nas' Mass Appeal artist Fashawn, and Roc Nation writer / songstress Alicia Renee, who has penned hits for both Rhianna and Ariana Grande. If you haven't had the chance to hear the album, give it a listen on Soundcloud, and please support on iTunes. #grandopus #centric #jocscholar #superpowerbros

 

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