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When it comes to the world today, it’s hard to stay optimistic when everything around you feels uncertain. Broken politics, a deluge of social media, and a stagnant music industry -- no wonder older generations think it’s all downhill from here. It’s difficult keeping your head on straight, let alone channeling creativity. Acoustic/hip hop singer-songwriter DeLaCroix is hopeful, however, using his music as a way to encourage others to tap into their creative potential, and unleash its force to spread love and new ideas.
Based out of Tulsa, OK, Anthony DeLaCroix is a lyricist, guitar player, songwriter, and producer. Referred to as a Black Gypsy, DeLaCroix’s foray into music began in his early childhood. Born of West African/Puerto Rican descent, his mother was a musician and artist who exposed him to an array of cultural sounds: old school singer-songwriters, Caribbean music, and various African genres. His father a spiritual guru taught him to see the world as a reflection of himself. Each moment is for the perfecting of our unfolding, so why not become aware of our experience with an open heart. His eclectic palette of influences offered the perfect primer for his teenage years, where he began to bud as a musician, poet and spiritual seeker.
Jigsawe is a rising contemporary artist from the Midwest. Jigsawe was born and raised in the Northwest section of St. Louis, Missouri. Born into a large family Jigsawe had the opportunity to be exposed to many different views on life yet learned to keep a firm grip on his beliefs. After high school jigsawe joined the Marines and served his country in two deployments in Iraq and Somalia, earning himself an honorable discharge. It was during his tours he fostered a genuine love and connection to the art of musical expression. He used his experiences and influences from pioneers such as KRS-ONE, Public Enemy, and Tupac to help him perfect his craft as a rapper. After leaving the service, Jigsawe decided to take his music seriously and began a career as a politically conscious rapper. However, wanting to add more to his music than just politics, he quickly realized possible limitations within that category. Jigsawe uses inspiration from day to day contact with people, his surroundings, and the every day struggle witness by many across the globe. He also uses his relationship with God to help with a better understanding of what he experiences daily. It was this awareness that allowed him to then revamp his message into one of a Christian rapper. His music holds a message of “Only God can judge you, Only God truly knows you”. Jigsawe released his first single called “One God” in 2010 off his debut album Down With The King.
The first chapter of a promising career began at age 5. Dave became a member and served as the director of the Buds of Promise Choir at St. Paul AM.E. Zion Church in Cleveland, Ohio until age 15. Young Tolliver was encouraged immensely to sing from his heart by his choir directors Mrs. Mary Hampton, and Terrence Jones.
Inspired by his uncle Lynn Tolliver (radio legend), Dave began his first career as a disc jockey at age 15. He rocked Cleveland's WZAK, consistently holding down the #1 ranking in his time slot, also was the swingman for the station filling in on all on-air time slots. He also served as co-host of the #1 morning show at WJKC Isle 95 in the Virgin Islands where listeners would bow down to the roaring sounds of "King Tollie". Listeners would also enjoy the quiet riot when they tuned into Mongoose 104.9 Classic Rock radio station. Now catch him on the internet Monday to Friday mornings from 6AM to 10Am on www.smttbroadcasting.com, then on Sunday nights for Group Therapy onwww.blogtalkradio.com/grouptherapy from 10PM to 12AM. During his tenure, Dave has hosted shows featuring some of the biggest names to grace music ever. From Tupac to N.W.A., to the great Parliament/Funkadelic, and the list goes on, he has kept audiences entertained with his swagger and energy until the headliners were ready to take the stage.
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My Brother’s Keeper consists of brothers Samad Savage and Aziz Sabuur known as Z33Z on the mic. The brothers are from Essex County, NJ. These guys have so much raw energy and talent they are destined to make a name for themselves in the industry. The brothers have been working on solo projects and decided it was time to come together and release an album together. Their debut album is titled “We Already Killed You” and is scheduled to be released in January, 2016. They are both very excited about the project. Samad Savage is a Rapper and Producer. He was born in Montclair, New Jersey on June 14th, 1996. He grew up in Montclair. His love for music developed as a child, he often played around on FL Studios (a program for producers and recording artist), and his family realized he had a thing for music. He decided to pick up the pen and paper and get serious with producing when he was 8 years young. His older brother Aziz was a huge inspiration to Samad and he realized he possessed the same drive, talent and determination as his older brother who he continued to learn from. By the time he became 15 years old, he decided he was destined to be famous and recorded a song called "You Should Know". Everyone liked it, but he wanted to push further until he gained enough fame to catch the attention of industry icons like Eminem and Jay-Z. Right after his 16th birthday, He created "Animal" and "No Sleep (Ball All Day)". These songs let loose his new style. Now he is recording new songs and getting ready for his EP.
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DeRoyale has mastered the recipe for success, with every component necessary to be instantly thrust among the elite in his craft. Charisma he’s got it, stage presence he’s got it, lyrics he’s got it, hard work ethic he’s got it, that competitive killer instinct he’s got it!
Musical torture in the name of radio play and club bangin’ anthems free of all creativity and soul is what we as true fans of hip-hop/rap have been subjected to in this modern era. Today’s music lacks cultural diversity, originality and passion. It seems the idea of an actual artist has all but been terminated. The constant stream of one-hit wonders and copy-cat performers hijacking the beats and themes of their fellow “artists” leaves the real admirers of goodmusic, and I’m not referring to the record label, finding few if any representatives of this dying art-form. Angelo Rohra aka De Royalestrives to be the voice of a lost generation hoping to find creativity and raw emotion in their ear buds once again. Emerging from a unique background a young artist born in the USA and bred through an exceptional set of circumstances and personal triumphs arrives.
Since the age of 5 his love for music was apparent. While other children his age focused their attentions on everyday life he found himself listening to the sounds of the world around him. A true musician he carries the distinction of being well versed in multiple instruments, including: the piano, bass and electric guitar. He has always had an excellent support system composed of a close knit group of family and friends. Blessed with a loving mother, father and older brothers he values their love above all else. Even with their love and support his life was not without its own struggles.
K.tothe.A.Y. is an eclectic East Coast artist whose sound embraces a wide range of elements, from the tight edge of Hip-Hop, to the smooth grooves of RnB and the vibes of reggae / dub. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, it’s easy to see that K.tothe.A.Y. refuses to get stuck in a box when it comes to the possibilities of his song-writing.
When it comes to hip-hop and RnB, the music scene is absolutely saturated. Music magazines and record labels literally have to dig, every hour, between countless demo and promo emails, to find something truly unique and remarkable. In this day and age, anyone could just get any DAW software (digital audio workstation, an entire recording studio in your laptop) and virtually produce a great sounding backing track, or even a solid vocal performance from the comfort of their bedroom or garage. Some argue that recording technology has been “democratized”, and in a sense, it is true. This is a highly competitive industry and it takes real talent and focus to climb the ranks.
So many artists have the possibility to create and express themselves at only a fraction of the cost they would have needed to spend just about a decade ago or so. This is great, but like any revolution, it has its downsides. More recordings do not necessarily mean more quality, more care, and more talent. The truth, in most cases, is that unfortunately the majority of the new tracks that are produced this way are just “obstacles”, keeping media and labels away from true gems.
We Welcome Mr.Prez P and Mr.Travis Bowe to The NTUNED Mix-UP. Featured track playing tonight is "Play That Funk" (produced by Showoff Beats)
Miami's own Prez P links up with Bahamian artist Travis Bowe on this hard hitting Showoff Beats produced banger encouraging fans from all over to Play That Funk! The video was shot & edited by UnkleLuc & Marcmywords in Miami's Wynwood Arts District neighborhood. The track is off of Prez P highly anticipated Prezidential album which is set to release in 2016 through Da Campsite/Pandemonium
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Rod is an author that is a native of South Carolina. Just a few years ago in 2012, he started writing stories and decided that in spite of coming from a place where it seemed few people dared to dream big, he would fulfill his dream to be a published author. So he finished his first published novel, "The Confessions of a True Womanizer," earlier 2015 and immediately sought ways to spread the word.Rod has been featured on the talk show, "The Logan Power Show," in September 2015. He talked about his childhood coming up and how he was introduced into writing. You can find that show on Youtube.com under "Author Rod Ballard on The Logan Power Show." Rod has also been featured on plenty of Blog Talk Radio Shows--so he is no stranger to interviews. Rod is committed to fitness and living a positive life. It is his personal belief that the way you keep yourself up on the outside reflects who you are on the inside. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing and listening to music of various styles but favors Smooth Jazz and R&B. He also commits to motivational speaking and anything that has a positive role in his life and the lives of others. Rod Ballard's future aspirations are to be a best-selling author and to see his works on movie screens.
Lillie McCloud, commonly known by her former stage name Nicole McCloud, or Nicole J McCloud, is a Dance/Pop, R&B and Gospel Soul artist. McCloud first appeared on the Billboard US R&B charts as “Nicole” in 1985 with “Always and Forever”. Her single “Don’t You Want My Love” in 1986 reached Top 10 on the US Dance charts at #3, also charting in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Brazil. Ten of McCloud’s singles landed the US Billboard specialized R&B and dance charts. Some of her biggest hits has been the 1994 single “Runnin’ Away” and "Don't you want my love", which both peaked at No. 3 on US Dance charts. In 2002 Nicole J. McCloud, returned to the Top 10 with” Search’n”, peaking at No. 5 on the US Billboard Dance charts. That same year she received a nomination for the International Dance Music Awards, along Craig David and Shakira. McCloud has recorded hits Written by Diane Warren, Ital Shur, D Roberts, Mark Roofe, Timmy Thomas, and has performed duets with Donna Allen , Tito Jackson, Timmy Thomas, U.S.U.R.A. and The Source. She has performed with Stevie Wonder, Kool & The Gang, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Sly from The Family Stones, Isaac Hayes, to name a few and has performed for Ambassadors and presidents. The World got reintroduced with Lillie McCloud on season 3 of the hit American competition TV show The X Factor. Lillie’s performances from the television show has reached over 15 Million and counting YouTube views on her performance of Alabaster box alone.
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