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  • 01:05


    in Entertainment

    THIS WEEK ON THE NDUSTRY WITH AKIA AND NICOLE, WE INTRODUCE THE BRILLIANCE OF MUSICE ARTIST AND CREATOR, ETCETERA.  The brand Etcetera has been more than just a name. It is the definition of this Brooklyn highlight. Inspired by some of hip hop greats from LL Cool J, Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, to Jay Z, Sean Combs, Master P and countless more. For the past decade Etcetera has been a martyr in his genre. From his released recordings, mix CD, Grammy Award appearances, the female fragrance, sport management, soundtrack and television music contributions, features and award winning acting career, Etcetera has not stop searching for new doors to open. Etcetera's real name Shawn McClain has moved throughout this industry effortlessly. Content with remaining near the radar, Etcetera has managed to accomplish volumes, from multiple writing projects to incalculable record sales with recognition on an independent and major level. Billboard titled "Rhythmic Pop" Etcetera's overall universal sound, impressive rhyme style and creative metaphors has awarded him honorable mentions. After 2 years of the redesigning, Etcetera is finally ready to release his Da Vinci code "Character" The Album.

    The album contains the most innovative sounds of authentic hip hop, R&B and rhythmic pop including some incredible story lines and topics that can captivate any audience. Etceteras' displays outstanding flow manship on every track and matched with Ja Rules' Platinum producer Francion Corbett, 50 Cent and Jim Jones' producer Young Seff .



  • 01:07

    Alysha Live! Radio Guest Grammy and Platinum Recording Artist Gerald Alston

    in Entertainment

    Join me for a very special broadcast of the Alysha Live! Radio Show as I welcome back to the show  Gerald Alston , lead singer of the legendary Grammy and Platinum award-winning classic R&B vocal group, “The Manhattans

    Listen in as I talk to Gerald about his first gospel project, True Gospel produced by Travis Milner and Gerald Alston and his amazing career in both R&B and now Gospel.  This highly-anticipated gospel CD is a collaborative effort with Grammy and Stellar nominated gospel saxophonist and producer "Mel Holder." This will be a show that will lift you higher and higher for sure!! 

    Keep it Locked to the Alysha Live! Radio Show for the BEST in Talk Radio!

  • 01:31


    in Entertainment

    Its Just Different is the NEW RECORD from the homie Nymrod and he drops by the INDIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT to talk about that as well as all that is new with him and his label Protect Your Kneck Records. We also have our FIRST INDIE ARTIST COUNTDOWN in two months as well. So it should be another GREAT SHOW! 

  • 01:03

    Artist Conversation with Celebrity Blogger Brandi Hamilton

    in Blogs

    Tonight's Guest is the lovely and talented Brandi Hamilton owner of Tkl2MeTs Clothing which was seen on Vh1s LHHNY!!  She will talk to us about her projects, and future plans. We will talk about " Setting The Record Straight" Which is her Celebrity Blog spot that has caught the attention of many. She will stop by and share what it is that she does. 




  • 01:27


    in Entertainment

    The Lovely and Talented Chris Jane is on the hot seat TONIGHT as she drops by the INDIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT with her DOPE NEW SINGLE - SPIN ME! Plus other dopeness by Kerith777, L24Prime, Rise Rashid, Antonio Slim, Mad Max, Rych, Lumi, Reeves and more! PLUS we will defintely discuss all the violence going on in the World. The upcoming holidays and more! 

  • 01:33


    in Entertainment

    Ohio native J.I. drops by The INDIE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT to discuss his new singlr ON YOUR WAY plus all that is new, fresh or relevant in his world. We will also be talking about MiilkBones NEW release as well as Jeezys plus you know we have that POP CULTURE REPORT!

  • HTLV – The Making of A Music Artist

    in Indie Music

    HTLV Radio is back!

    And what better way to come back for a our second season with “The Making of An Artist”, with Tea Time (Tea Time Entertainment Promotions) and Toni Breedlove (Former CEO of TSB Entertainment Management Group).

    This is an artist's chance to gain valuable information about what it takes to become successful in the music recording industry. You'll hear tips on:

    Creating a Brand
    Writing an Effective Bio
    Creating Press Kits
    Booking Performances
    and More!

    Join HTLV Radio on Thursday, November 18, 2015, at 7:00pm PST/10:00pm EST, as they spill the TEA to aspiring artists. Your questions and comments are welcome by dialing (646)200-3148. Or listen and join the chatroom conversation right here on Blog Talk Radio.

    ** The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona & Long Beach), A&L Family Restaurant and SPMG Media. For information regarding our sponsors, go to: www.hottopicstalkradio.com/sponsors.

  • 00:20

    Denise Renee ~ Recording Artist

    in Radio

    Like many gifted singers, Denise honed her gifts within the walls of her church, Greater Apostolic Love & Faith Tabernacle.  She began singing at the tender age of 3 and took to the drums shortly thereafter.  She played and belted out songs week after week at church until a connection with a fellow singer opened up a door to sing background vocals for Alicia Keys.  The dream job saw her traveling the world from 2003-2006.  Although Denise greatly appreciated the opportunities being a background vocalist offered her, she could not ignore the calling of the Lord on her life and in 2005, she walked away from a life of fame to dedicate her musical gifts entirely to God. As a former background vocalist for multiple GRAMMY Award Winner Alicia Keys, Denise shared the stage with renowned mainstream artists such as Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Usher and dozens of other legendary artists.  Her breathtaking vocals can be heard on Keys’ albums, The Diary of Alicia Keys and MTV Unplugged and on John Legend’s Wake Up.  Denise has also been seen on national television shows such as Ellen, Oprah, The David Letterman Show, The Jay Leno Show, the GRAMMY Awards, The MTV Awards, The Billboard Music Awards and others.  In addition, Denise Renee is an actress and has been featured in local plays in her hometown of New Haven, ConnecticutThe new Dreambridge Recordings Artist is excited about her upcoming project slated for a fall release.  Distributed by Entertainment One, Dreambridge was founded by recording artist Armar'rae Hill. The label focuses on signing artists with an authentic approach. Dreambridge creates partnerships to empower and assist in the development of the artists for a worldwide platform.

  • 01:05

    Alex Lacamoire (Tony & Grammy Winner, "Hamilton", "In the Heights")

    in Pop Culture

    BlazinRy Radio host Ryan Holmes welcomes the Musical Director of this year's smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Alex Lacamoire. Enjoy this encore episode as Lacamoire discusses being the MD for some of the biggest shows on Broadway over the last several years and how he maintains that magnificent hair. He won a Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for In the Heights and a Grammy Award for Producer for the In the Heights Broadway cast album. His work with composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda on shows like Hamilton, In the Heights, and Bring It On the Musical is an unparallelled Broadway partnership. Alex's credits also include Annie, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, High Fideilty, Wicked, Avenue Q, and more. He also performed with Lin-Manuel at The White House for President Obama and The President recently attended Hamilton and gave the show a standing ovation.

  • 00:37

    Interview w/Rising Indie Artist T9 Da Prince Hosted By Qween$Ching

    in Hip Hop Music

    T9 da prince who is now 24 years old grew up in the small town of Salisbury Maryland. T9 grew up in a not too bad, but not perfect neighborhood. In a small town it seems as though there wasn't much to get into that was all that positive. Although, it wasn't the projects and having both parents was a plus. With a talent T9 still managed to be expelled by the age of 15 for recording songs on cassettes. T9 eventually got a laptop & recording program that sounded like it was recorded inside of a Pepsi can but still gave out mixtapes. A few months later his hobby took a huge turn when he met young Shinah who would later become his coach. Young Shinah was already doing shows and had the local scene on smash. "Infact, I use to listen to em on the way to school was pretty much a fan." That was when the worlds collided little by little. Although T9 was no stranger to the hood it was then that it actually became a day to day thing being around the drugs, guns, money and crime. It was an adrenaline rush for T9. Growing up mixed nationalities T9 felt like he had to "over do it" to out do the next man. Overall, it is T9's main goal to make people feel comfortable about being themselves. Although, T9 hasn't lived as bad as alot of his family/friends he has experienced and been involved in many lifestyles, at one point he even attempted college. Now, doing what he "should have done years ago" he's working a job while getting his own business off the ground!  

  • 00:31

    An Artist Speaks with Guest Artist Robin Botie

    in Art

    Join host Michael Harris with guest artist Robin Botie as they discuss her inspiration and technique for her unique Photo shop images. Robin Botie’s life as she knew was catapulted out the window when cancer killed her daughter. Desperate to keep visible memories of her, and needing to reinvent herself, she discovered photography and writing as ways to heal. Robin believes anything’s possible – even finding joy after loss.  She creates pictures and writes about growing in the midst of grief and ever since Robin dove into Photoshop, she’s been losing herself and finding herself in her work.  “My pictures are mostly of living things and landscapes. They are all about regaining life and redefining it. Photoshop offers intriguing “Tools” to work with for those whose lives are in turmoil or struck by loss. There is a Patch Tool and a Path Selection Tool, a Dodge Tool and an Add-Anchor Tool, a Magic Eraser, a Magic Wand, a Clone Stamp, … and a Healing Brush. The possibilities for change and control are endless.  I always believed I could design my way into or out of anything; for me, to design is to fix, to redefine, and make beautiful.”

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