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We know, you've missed us since we have been on Spring Break, its ok! Just know that uyour two favorite Steph Jones and The Hip Hop Homegirl Tatyana-Jenene are back with all your R&B news and new music you have grown to love here on THE Hang Suite. Listening live and want to voice your opinion? Call 323-443-7411.
DuEwa Frazier, a writer, author, educator, and award-nominated poet was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. The author of the newly released young adult novel, Deanne in the Middle (2014), DuEwa is also the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems(2013), Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005), and Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002). She is the editor/publisher of the NAACP Image Award nominated (in Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry) anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of 50 internationally and nationally known women poets.
Check the Rhyme also received nominations from Writers Digest Publishing Award and African American Literary Award Show. She founded Lit Noire Publishing in 2002 and has produced numerous literary and performance events featuring poets, authors, and musicians across New York City,Baltimore, Atlanta, Berkeley, and Philadelphia.
DuEwa has been called a “gifted” poet. Her poetry has been published in Essence Magazine, Reverie Journal, Kweli Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Poetry In Performance, Drumvoices Revue, Black Arts Quarterly, X Magazine and other publications. In 2005 she featured in the documentary film “Rhyme and Reason.”
Writer, poet, and educator DuEwa Frazier draws from her life as a writer, work with youth as an educator and perspective as a woman who grew up learning from people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Join us as we welcome DarkMatter a queer South Asian performance and literary arts duo. They make noise, perform spoken word, write excessively, facilitate workshops, and flail their arms around. AlokVaid-Menon is a South Asian artivist who has performed & organized with queer movements around the world. Alok is committed to building radical queer movements and bodies that resist white supremacy and imperialism. Janani Balasubramanian is a South Asian literary and performance artist based in Brooklyn. Janani's work deals broadly with empire, desire, microflora, ancestry, apocalypse, and the Future. Darkmatter will join us for a most spirited disscussion on a range of topics from the importance of Art in queer movements to community empowerment to the importance of centering racial justice causes around all queer movements. JOIN US!!
Conscious rap is a category of hip-hop culture that builds awareness and instills knowledge. These artists usually speak against violence, drug use and other social ills. It's built on the idea that social change is brought on through knowledge of self and personal discovery.
There was a time when the hardest emcees gave the world an enlightening song: Ice Cube—Us; Geto Boys—Crooked Officer; X-Clan—Funkin’ Lesson; Tupac—Keep Ya Head Up. Lately, the subject matter in most rap lyrics are far from inspiring.
There is, however a new movement on the horizon— Larry "Lak" Henderson’s Smart Music Movement is bringing back the days when rap lyrics penetrated and motivated young minds and strengthened communities at the roots. Henderson is here set the stage and revitalize awareness in rap. Conscious rap is well rested and ready for a second wind.
Hey everyone-We had to get a lil' break in for the 4th. We're refreshed and ready to serve up the finest in Independent music and talk! Tonight: 3 way battle between artists Illori Vice VS Tr3y Pound VS Brickz from 9:30pm-10:00pm! The top 2 contenders will be battling in Miami Beach soon, face to face! For the Top 10 Countdown, we have new music from artist Brickz titled "Somebody That I used to Know". Ghana artist LinguaKat is still in the top 10 with his track, "Natural Beauty". Also, another new artist Yao Jones has his track featuring artist Tao titled, "Came Back".
Our topic for the night will be discussing the lives of indie artists, in particular, the new artists in our reality series "The Revolution Of Music". You can view it on your SmartTV, iPhone, Android, and browsers via our host Livestream, visiting https://new.livestream.com/VIMFMTVOnline/TheRevolutionOfMusicEpI -Episode 1 is here!
Wanna cast to be on the series? We have live operators 24/7 to assist: Dial 1-866-895-1703 OR 1-888-364-4003. We appreciate your support, and we hope you continue tuning in!
And AGAIN it's ON! Grandeur Radio is back Friday, June 20th with another dope show. New music and new contestants for our battle rap are debuting tonight from 8pm-11pm. THIS Friday, we're going to have a lil fun n kick back with the "Wild Card" segment so tune in for the "What if?" questions and our crazy replies n laughs. Battle Of the BEASTS includes rappers Prince Bricks and Reala Realz. Both gentlemen are rumored to have skills, so this will be tough. The Top 10 Countdown has new music from your favorite urban Indie Artists, but will LinguaKat rebound with "Natural Beauty"? Or will the seat stay warm with Tray Pizzy's "My Borough?"Don't forget to call in at 646-716-8235 to listen in by phone if you'd like, vote for artists in the battle and countdown from 10:00-10:30, and chime in on our chop ups! We appreciate your support.
Wassup Yall! Friday the 13th? of course we have a dope show lined up for you. Battle of the Beasts features a REMATCH with Illori Vice VS Tr3y Pound for the $100 cash prize! Online voting has been enabled to let in on who you think will win! You can find the voting at http://www.theindiebillboards.com/grandeur/ to the far right side of the page-simply text the code of the person you wanna vote for to "22333" to cast your vote! The Top 10 Countdown will have over 5 new artists this week seeking to gain fans and win that cash prize of $100 for their track! LinguaKat's track, Natural Beauty has been bringing it home all the way from Ghana-will he win AGAIN this week? Check Your Mental segment will feature a hot new topic, and as usual our off the chain humorous candid BUT polite crew will keep you wondering what the hell we are smoking, and where can you get it! Tune in- It's ill!
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Fresh off of a long Memorial's Day Weekend with a HOT Feature Friday Guest to end this season of How We Do It Radio...
Originally hailing from Michigan with a recent relocation to Los Angeles, the Girl Wonder is determined to share her existence with the world. Fusing elements of Hip-Hop, Dance, and Rock all while creating a consciousness in present day music, iRAWniQ is creating an innovative lane for women in entertainment. As a composer, she is fine-tuning her writing skills while diligently working alongside Grand Hustle’s producer extraordinaire, Stroud. She recently released her debut EP “No One Said It Would Be Easy”, as she teams up with director extraordinaire, J.B. Ghuman Jr. of RSA/Black Dog Films/THISISFRANK, creating a timeless and heartfelt visual inspired by heart, shine, and authenticity. Inspired by Outkast, Kelis, Timbaland, & Pharrell Williams, iRAWniQ takes pride in creating a unique & genuine sound. Sharing the stage with countless hip hop & pop acts, traveling across the country with ambition and the vivacious smile of her toddler son, iRAWniQ delivers a glow, a promise, and a message for the dreamers and underdogs alike.
Support & Purchase IRAWNIQ's music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-one-said-it-would-be-easy-ep/id818832934
Wassup Grandeur Radio global fam! We have a great show lined up tonight from 8pm-11pm est. The Check Your Mental degment will discuss the power of the N word:Does it still hold power of offense? Battle of The Beasts begins promptly from 9:30-10 between ISBZ and Tr3y Pound as we see who packs the bars with a punch, and who gets the TKO. The Top 10 Countdown has new music and reigning tracks from artists such as Linguakat....will he keep Natural Beauty as #1 tonight? Call in, talk with us, share your views, but most of all support Indie artists and Embrace the culture of Indie HipHop!
Wassup everyone! You know it's been a CRAZY week here on Grandeur Radio behind the scenes-it always is. A lot of hard work, lil sweat, and even a few tears along the way but we bringin you another great show tonight!
Tonight, 2 NEW beasts will compete against the reigning champ in Battle of the Beasts, as Tr3y Pound faces off against Illori Vice and ISBZ.
We have new music in the Top 10 Countdown, but so far with votes all week, it's Natural Beauty from Ghana artist, LinguaKat, against a NEW entry who we definitely love, Lucid America and their track, Peacockin.
Tonight on the debate segment, join us as we discuss the series :"Drama in Indie Music:Scams". This is a multi-part series we will explore as we discuss why the Independent music scene has it so much harder in certain aspects. Tonight, it's all about the SCAMS. What are indie artists being told or presented that simply is a bunch of bullsh!t, not helping create anything but lack of belief int hemselves and their passion.
Great show lined up tonight! Call in, let us know your thoughts and opinions, AND OF COURSE-vote for these artists!
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Ellen Gee welcomes Baltimore city emcee Last Born Child to this episode of The Evolution of Perspective. The chop it up about the Baltimore music scene, classic hip hop music, the art of emceeing, and balancing life with being an entertainer. Last Born Child discusses his motivation to get and stay healthy, what fatherhood is like for him, and whether or not he's a typical last born child.
The show features some exclusive, never heard before hip hop tracks, Classic 16s and Not Ready (both produced by Ancient Soundz), from the upcoming project titled Forgotten Times.
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