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Name: Richie Wess
Born: Queens, NY
Label: YTC Entertainment
Born in QUEENS, NY Richie Wess moved to TAMPA, FL where he would begin starting his young career with his cousin DJ Spinatik. Wess was influenced by Run DMC, at an early age. His father produced many music videos for Russell Simmons Def Jam in the early eighties and Wess took a liking to the music and the business.
At 4 years-old he played in an urban movie as the lead’s son in “The Last Boxer”. At 6, he was performing for his family and friends, and by 10 years-old Richie Wess started to write down his ideas and started rapping to friends and family members, then later entered into rap battles in the streets and school. The word was out that he was up next. From March – May 2003 he was performing as the Opening Act with the “Def Jam Vendetta Tour 2003” with Joe Budden, Method Man, Capone & Nore in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. He also was the opening act for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz and later that year dropped his 1st album at only 15. Now he’s the CEO of YTC Entertainment Group along with Yung Dred, his younger brother.
YTC Entertainment has been independent for the last 3 years releasing such singles as “Shawty Is A Freak” Ft. Sammie & Yung Dred which peaked at #60 on Billboards Urban Top 100 in 2011.
You probably heard Richie Wess in the streets, on one of his many collaborations with Lil Boosie, Gucci Mane, 2 Pistols, Brisco, Smitty and The Game. Richie Wess is heavy in the mixtape circuit, he has dropped 8 mixtapes with DJ Spinatik and is now ready to take over the airwaves with his **New Single** “Put it Down” Ft. Def Jam Recording Artist Verse Simmonds!!!
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Tonight on "The Biz With D", David Duane will be interviewing Richie Wess and DJ Spintak. If you want to call in "The Biz With D", call in by dialing 858-956-2110 and press "1" to speak to the host. Follow us on Twitter @TheBizWithD / @MrDRockStar
It could be his powerful, soulful voice, or his refreshing delivery that makes inspirational artist Wess Morgan such a thrill to bear witness to. Or maybe it’s because he has walked on a rough path—one that might have made another falter—that makes his music so moving, so unique, and so unforgettable. But one thing is for certain, Wess, by the grace of God, has proven that he is strong, resilient, and one of the most talented and anointed gospel / inspirational artists of this generation.
Born in Mississippi, but raised in Tennessee by an extremely musical family—his parents Joseph and Yolanda, both pastors, sang in and out of church—Wess knew at a young age that music and God was destined to be an integral part of his life. Along with his siblings, he began traveling with his parents, as they ministered the word of God through music, teaching, and preaching in churches across the United States.
But at the age of 11, Wess began experimenting with drugs and alcohol, eventually becoming addicted to cocaine and finding himself in and out of juvenile detention centers for most of his teens and 20s. It was while in jail, and about to be sentenced for seriously injuring his friends—in a horrifying car crash in which he was high, drunk, and speeding—that he spoke to God and God actually answered him. “I just cried out to God and asked Him to forgive me for what happened and to help me get straight,” Wess remembers. “I asked Him for a strategy and He spoke one word to me and that was ‘accountability.’ And I’ve been clean ever since.” Pursuing a singing career had always been a deep desire for Wess, but his addictions kept robbing him of the chance. After he beat his addiction, he finally went into the studio with Tre Corley, the pair ende up writing and producing Wess first sol project, "Look at Me Now!
LIVE:Chesapeak Bay Reggae Fest pre show - Adwela & The Uprising and Iron Lion Music
Ronnie Brandon aka i-Ron Lion is a reggae/soul vocalist who has been performing in venues and at festivals for more than 20 years.As a teenager in high school(1989),he and international touring reggae & blues
t/producer,Chris “Peanut” Whitley(Culture/Corey Harris),formed their first band to participate in their high school’s talent contest which resulted in both becoming important reggae music ambassadors today.iRon Lion bumped into Peanut(3 years older),who needed a lead singer/writer for his Richmond based band,Drummie Zebb & The Razor Posse(Drummie Zebb would later become the drummer for The Wailers Band and percussionist for Kenny Chesney),iRon Lion willingly obliged and began to tour with the band along the east coast promoting the “First Time” cd which was produced by Jamaican producer/musician Derrick Barnett at the command of King Yellowman. iRon Lion has opened for The Wailers Band,Yellowman,Abyssinians,Don Carlos,Culture,Richie Spice steel pulse to name a few. iRon Lion opened for reggae icon Jimmy Cliff at The Charlottesville Pavilion in Charlottesville,Virginia,after releasing his Positive Vibration EP,he electrified the audience with his string of original hits like Reggae Jammin,Hey World,Love Me & Nice Girl,as major industry players looked on,thus opening the doors to many new opportunities.Recent shows with Grammy award nominees Steve Samuels,Desi Hyson and Ken Joseph from TOW(The Original Wailer’s Band) .iRon Lion “Watch Out” cd released in 2001 and the “Positive Vibration” cd, have sold 1000′s of copies.
Iron Lion’s backing band is The Knotty Lionz Band, which features many international reggae musicians who are known to back up many reggae legend singers also!
Join us this week as we welcome country pop music singer songwriter, Brittany Ray. Hailing from Dubuque, IA., her latest single "Love Is Worth It" features Richie McDonald from Lonestar. She has also released a music video for the single as well. She has performed at Porchfest in Westhaven, Belcourt Taps in Nashville, as well as various places in her community, such as the Grand Opera House. Brittany is compared to Martina Mcbride and Sara Evans with her smooth vocals and striking beauty. Supporting our troops is important to Brittany as her grandfather served in the U.S. Army (Korean conflict) for three years. She really appreciates the service of not only her grandfather but also for the countess other people who have served for our country. We will talk to Brittany about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Brittany Ray at http://brittanyray.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Brittany during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. And as always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 3/1/2015 at 4 PM EST! Our message to the troops....WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features regular PANW reports on events in Egypt, Venezuela, the police killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland and the ongoing battle against the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. In the second and third hour we begin a monthlong series of programs honoring Women's History Month. The first segment reviews selected speeches and interviews with Civil Rights activist Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of Mississippi during the 1960s and 1970s. We also look at the role of women in the fight against the prison industrial complex with Theresa Shoatz in Philadelphia. The final hour features an interview with academic Beth Richie who discusses her research on gender violence and institutional racism impacting African American women.
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ACTION BRONSON:TRIPLE BACK FLIP
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N.W.A:FUCK THE POLICE
M-POUND:FUCK THE POLICE
LEXICON VENDETTA:LA TO IE
MPOUND:IT DONT STOP
HOP CASHAY:LIL NIGGA
JO DANCER MEETS WATERBED KEV:UNFINISH
JO DANCER:CLOCK'N MY MOVES
BABS BUNNY:POP OFF
PAUL ELLIOTT:FAMILY MAN
STEPHEN MARLEY FT CAPLETON & SIZZLA:ROCK STONE
RICHIE SPICE:EARTH A RUN RED
CEO $EKMET:REAL LIFE
SEENIC THE BLAQUE STAR:COMIN UP ON EM
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We will review all the weekend's action, including the Daytona 500!