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New York hip hop is once again buzzing loudly, with the recent explosive rise of Brooklyn's Bobby Shmurda. Thanks to the power of the meme, his #ShmoneyDance and the song it was derived from, exploded across social media in the past few weeks, culminating with an "epic" record deal signing.
However, with this meteoric rise, comes plenty of opinions. Many are surprised that such a sudden, possibly flash-in-the-pan artist could (or shoud) literally take over the hip hop industry. What does this say for the integrity of the artform, they ask, when someone can get signed and wildly promoted off of the success of a Vine clip?
On the other hand, many point to Bobby Shmurda as a great example of how a NY-based rap artist should rise to fame... through a make-music-for-my-block-and-the-rest-will-follow attitude, a strong local movement, a catchy song, charisma and well-timed co-signs by outside influencers.
Some will worry that the imagery on display in "Hot Ni**a" is adding to an already violent rap music landscape, and will inspire many more copycats seeking to follow in his footsteps.
Others will remind us that it isn't the music creating the environement, it is the environment creating the music.
We're going to welcome several individuals with diverse opinions on tonight's episode, and invite callers to give their opinion on Bobby Shmurda.
We'll also be speaking with Mikal Amin Lee, aka Hired Gun, an artist, educator and global hip hop representative about his organization Urban Word NYC, and their current fundraising campaign to continue utilizing hip hop as an inspirational teaching tool.
Lastly, we'll preview a slew of great, new NY rap releases we think you should know about.
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Syke Pachino hails from the southside of Columbus Ga. He is a gifted writer/producer. This talented artist posesses mind boggling lyrics and an energetic stage show. He delivers pinpoint street narratives, clever punchlines, refreshing concepts and catchy hooks. Being different and risk taker with his music separates him with other artists in his genre. Growing up in a volatile environment has given Syke Pachino wisdom beyond his years to express himself with a realistic outlook on life. These qualitites give this powerful wordsmith the rare ability to relate to the listener . To make a long story short Syke Pachino is an all around artist with more than enough potential to become an ICON in the music industry.
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in Indie Music
This week's Music showcase shines a spotlight on Sol Driven Train. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, this groove train runs on soul, folk and upbeat rhythms. With a unique sound representing everything from pop to reggae, this proprietary blend of classy brass and slammin jammin combined with catchy lyrical bliss is a mixture that makes it hard to turn off. To be a part of the Sol Driven Train ride and to help them produce their newest album check out their KickStarter campaign.
To join the conversation call 347.850.8907.
Hosted by Tyler Wolf
A clever blend of contemporary throwback pop sounds saturated with unforgettable hooks harmonious melodies chest pounding rhythms and commanding vocal strength. This is the core of Nikkole and her fourth full-length studio album hallucinations the award winning and chart topping artist, has now fully established her pop credentials with this release. a progressive pop R&B album capable of winning pop and R&B fans alike in multiple demographics hallucinations is a pure exciting and emotional as it gets the album has thick layers of electric and organic instrumentation Digital and analog properties compliment by catchy and strong vocals showcasing Nikkole's trademark style and signature voice the new record is in the sounds like category: of Beyonce pink Jennifer Lopez and sade. sonically superior in every way this record is tightly arranged and produced by multi platinum British powerhouse producer Derek bramble. ( David Bowie, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Ted Green Berg and mastered by Pete doell of universal Music Group. the set include not only Nikkole's heartwarming song writing, but also the incomparable songwriting skills of Lindy Robbins , one direction Selena Gomez , Demi Lovato. the video for the lead off single gonna get it right directed by MTV award winning director Ethan lader, (BoB, One Republic, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey an is slated for delivery to MTV, vh1 an Vevo in addition to other outlets.
With the release of her seventh full-length album and a brand new endorsement deal with Two Old Hippies, who worked with Breedlove Guitars to build her a new custom-made guitar, Katie Garibaldi has proven herself to be an artist with undeniable talent and lasting appeal. Based in the golden city of San Francisco, this determined and enthusiastic singer/songwriter/guitarist is an avid national touring performer who has amassed a devoted fan base, due in large part to her engaging live shows and a personal connection to her listeners through her music. Katie sings with an emotional resonance that, combined with her catchy melodic songs and her soulfully expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs. While she’s been compared to household names such as Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Taylor Swift, Katie has a charismatic musical style all her own wherein her equally pop- and country-tinged folk-rock gives her a distinct and edgy sound—Americana with sparkling and memorable melodies.
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Host Mary E., travels (virtually) across the big pond to spend time with singer/songwriter Owen Mullen Singer/Songwriter.
Owen Mullen is a singer-songwriter from Portsmouth, England. Drawing influences from artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Frank Turner, Owen has managed to create a blend of genres on his most recent project - his debut solo album, ‘Talk About It’.
Since the completion of ‘Talk About It’ and graduating from the University of Chester studying Popular Music Performance, Owen has been working on a new project in the studio with his full backing band.
Owen’s style of catchy songwriting has already caught the attention of a few industry types, and the best it yet to come.
“Cool song” - Frank Turner on ‘Sea Born’
“ToxIncredible is ridiculously catchy" - Professor Darren Sproston BMus MMus PhD FHEA Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Media Head of Performing Arts, University of Chester
Saxman Sam Rucker, come on down! You’re the next prospective big performer on the contemporary jazz scene. Truly an artist with finesse and character, Rucker steps out with hissophomore release Tell You Something on the heels of his 2011 Heat From the Heavens debut. Mixing some tight hip hop tanginess with the tasty sauce of smooth and the inspirational and energetic touch of gospel, Rucker is looking for it all in one fell swoop…and he can easily get it all with material like that found on this masterfully produced album.
Working with the likes of Norman Connors, Bobby Lyle, Tom Browne, Alyson Williams, and Euge Groove (Euge is handling the mixing and mastering at his Groove House for this one), the saxman saunters through cover grooves like “Footsteps in the Dark,” “You Are My Starship,” and “Before I Let Go,” along with striking originals like the catchy, sassy mid-tempo lead and title track that immediately captures the essence of the man and his love for this music. You can bet Sam Rucker is not a name you are likely to forget any time soon.
The Smooth Jazz Ride
Carleton Place, Ontario Country artist BREA LAWRENSON'S collection of songs reflects her own personal experiences and aspirations. Her musical career has taken her across Canada, and to London, UK. She frequently travels to Nashville to write and record. Brea has released several popular singles to country radio: Honey, With You Whiskey and Bottom Of The Bottle. Her new single Hell On High Heels is being released on July 8th.
Spend one night out on the town with singer/songwriter/guitarist DAN ARNOLD (from Saskatchewan, now living in Alberta) and you'll find that there isn't a word of a lie in any of his lyrics. Everything is written by Dan himself and it shows. Weaving catchy hooks with southern-rock style guitars, while keeping true to a certain twang, Dan takes real life experiences and gives listeners a glimpse into a life filled with irony. In September 2013, Dan entered MCC Recording in Calgary, Alberta, with songs filled with memories of actual events of the past nine years, The result was his album The Hard Way featuring the first single God Bless Country Girls and the new title-track single.
Ontario's KAITLIN KOZELL has made a name for herself performing at various songwriters’ circles and showcases, festivals, galas and anti-bullying campaigns. Since being added to the roster of Leafs anthem singers in the late fall of 2011 and performing at her first game in January of 2012, Kaitlin has had the opportunity to perform at numerous Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, and other MLSE events and functions. She dreams of performing on the Grand Ole Opry someday. Kaitlin's current radio single is called Up From Here.
Ok you've heard all the cliche's and catchy slogans so how about this one! Get your butts up and click on this link and tune in to this show before I put my hand through your phone screen and ring your necks lol! Of course I'm just kidding so get yourself relaxed and ready for another intstallment of the quickest sports show on the planet with me as your host on the All New "Jay Byrd Show!" Today i'm going to talk about NBA Free Agency, The Draft and I've got to take a look at our match with Belgium in the World Cup Tomorrow so tune in now!
Tonight we experience the birth of a new idea. Ojeda Penn is a respected Jazz artist. Tonight we will here him merge his jazz artistry with hiphop in a form of music he's entitled J-Hop. His first cut "WhatYouMeanToMe" is a catchy cut that would be welcome on any dancefloor or lounge spot. "PresidentBarackObama" is a tribute to our president and "TakeMeHigher" is a cut that drives the beat and the performance to a peak. Join us tonight as we bring in a new culture and style of hiphop, J-Hop
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Rock, alternative, fun and catchy! All words that could describe Atlanta's own 'Sugar on the Dashboard.' Young, and ready to take over, they have already carved out a name for themselves in the ATL. They have headlined their own shows, as well as opened for touring bands. And, they are all in. This is the dream, and they are accepting nothing less than success in the music business, and they bill themselves as "your new favorite band." And, with the talent shown, they very well could be.
They have just completed an EP called Discovery is Dead, and the quality of not only the music, but the recording as well, they are on their way.