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The Doughboy Project – Introduction EP | @jerseydoughboy

The Doughboy Project – Introduction EP | @jerseydoughboy

DJ Doughboy was born, Gregory Crapps Jr, in the South Ward Weequahic Section of Newark, New Jersey. Doughboy was no stranger to the crime-infested streets of Newark, which lured unsuspecting black males into a life of fast money and drugs. Despite his unfortunate surroundings, Doughboy’s passion for music developed early. At the tender age of 10 he was introduced to his first pair of turntables […]

Shamika Sanders

March 23rd, 2017

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Dafina – “Four Seasons” | @Dafina.Zeqiri

Dafina – “Four Seasons” | @Dafina.Zeqiri

Embarking on a brand new path can often be difficult for many but it is something that Swedish-born singer-songwriter Dafina Zeqiri is making look rather easy. Already established as one of the biggest acts in her native Europe, amassing a following that has yielded her legions of loyal fans comparable to pop stars in the states and domination of the international Pop and R&B charts, […]

Shamika Sanders

March 20th, 2017

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#HangoutSession: A Lunch Date with Izzy Ice | @iamizzyice

#HangoutSession: A Lunch Date with Izzy Ice | @iamizzyice

Izzy Ice is an emcee who hails from Brooklyn and is known for his work with the group Da King & I, which consisted of him and DJ Majesty. Together, they have launched 3 singles off their debut album, Contemporary Jeep Music, on  Dallas Austin’s Rowdy Records in ’93. The duo has disbanded since then, but with his knowledge of business alone, Izzy has stepped away […]

Shamika Sanders

March 20th, 2017

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Tony Gore feat. St. Laz – “Another Breath” | @tonygore20 @BigBobPattison

Tony Gore feat. St. Laz – “Another Breath” | @tonygore20 @BigBobPattison

Tony Gore is an emcee from the Bay Area, CA, with strong roots to New York City. Tony was born on January 28, 1989, to a Spanish father and his mother, who was born and raised in New York. Although he has been rapping and recording music since high school, Tony Gore has struggled with building a foundation for his music career due to personal […]

Shamika Sanders

March 14th, 2017

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Stevie J Opens Up About Life, Love and the Road to Recovery on #PhoneTap | @hitmansteviej

Stevie J Opens Up About Life, Love and the Road to Recovery on #PhoneTap | @hitmansteviej

If you are a 90s maniac like I am, you would know Mr. Steven Aaron Jordan (but many of you folks know him well as Stevie J.) better for his stellar production work with Bad Boy, creating hits for artists such as Diddy, 112, Mariah Carey, SWV and others for about a 20 year time span. For the past 5 years, the reality TV star […]

Shamika Sanders

January 30th, 2017

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Alexis Ayaana’s “Get It Right” Video & Interview | @alexisayaana

Alexis Ayaana’s “Get It Right” Video & Interview | @alexisayaana

Atlanta’s Alexis Ayaana bathes in shimmering confidence as she speaks on love and lust in the visual for the second single off of Alexis’ upcoming EP Twenty One, the Drumma Boy-produced “Get It Right”. I speak with the bubbly Southern songstress she energetically talks of her album, modeling and her Afro-Latino culture as well as word or two from the award-winning Memphis beatmaker. Shamika: What […]

Shamika Sanders

January 28th, 2017

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D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Ras Kass & Blu – “Streets Don’t Love” | @GENERALDV @RasKass

D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Ras Kass & Blu – “Streets Don’t Love” | @GENERALDV @RasKass

D.V. Alias Khryst releases his new single, “Streets Don’t Love” featuring West Coast rapper Blu and fellow veteran emcee, Ras Kass. Produced by Scienz. You can pick up the single now on iTunes, Google Play and all digital music stores. @GENERALDV | @RasKass | @hustle_aficionado Follow Shamika Sykes on Twitter and be sure to watch out for Miss Indie with yours truly coming soon to a station near […]

Shamika Sanders

January 19th, 2017

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Alexis Ayaana – “All My Love” | @AlexisAyaana

Alexis Ayaana – “All My Love” | @AlexisAyaana

Atlanta songstress Alexis Ayaana is a cultural enthusiast seeking to bring some of her diversity to her music. Alexis takes her craft as an artist very seriously, singing since the age of seven. She graduated from Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School in College Park, GA, and further honed her musical artistry under the guidance of Jan Smith and “Marvelous” Marvin McIntyre. Alexis is also formally […]

Shamika Sanders

January 10th, 2017

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Big Bob Pattison: Generation Y’s Producer with the Golden Era Sound | @bigbobpattison

In a time when music in hip hop seems to be sick and suffering and reaching its all time low in the departments of originality, consciousness and creativity there exist one man who is dedicated to finding a cure, this man is Canadian producer BigBob Pattison. BigBob started making beats in 2010, since then has produced over 600 songs and 20 videos for some of […]

Shamika Sanders

December 30th, 2016

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#PhoneTap with Yung Passport | @YungPassport

#PhoneTap with Yung Passport | @YungPassport

Blessed with the gift of gab, Yung Passport translated his lifestyle into freestyles and received praise from his peers for his skills as a rapper. As time progressed, he became a father and selling drugs on the Tennessee streets was about to be null and void. After life changing events and close fatal situations that threatened his life, rapping took over and Yung Passport was […]

Shamika Sanders

December 20th, 2016

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