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#PhoneTap with Emerging Artist Tru Vonne | @truvonne_

#PhoneTap with Emerging Artist Tru Vonne | @truvonne_

From opening for Blockhead to after parties for Eastghost to playing Beat shows all over Arizona at venues like Last Exit live, Tempe Tavern and Thirdspace, Tru Vonne has been a DJ and producer transferring all of her energy from playing in the underground beat lab scene to becoming a full blown artist. Performing at Sofar Sounds and My District Radio Phoenix, her sound ranges […]

Shamika Sanders

May 23rd, 2017

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Fantom & G Snyder’s “First Time Ever” In The Urban Network Digital Video Contest – PLEASE VOTE! | @FantomoftheBeat @THEREALGSNYDER

Fantom & G Snyder’s “First Time Ever” In The Urban Network Digital Video Contest – PLEASE VOTE! | @FantomoftheBeat @THEREALGSNYDER

The highly-anticipated, “Golden-Era” Hip-Hop single, “First Time Ever” ft. G Snyder and AB Money, produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer “Fantom”, dropped on March 21, 2017!!! Fantom, a.k.a. Haas G of the UMCs, is the CEO of the esteemed Production unit, Fantom of the Beat. “Magic Stick” ft. Lil’ Kim and 50 Cent achieved RIAA Certified Platinum Status, “Take It Off”, off of the “E.L.E. (Extinction Level […]

Shamika Sanders

May 20th, 2017

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Yog Westwood – “These Streets” | @YWESTWOOD

Yog Westwood – “These Streets” | @YWESTWOOD

Affectionately known as “Mr Calizona,” Yog Westwood is a very seasoned artist who initially embarked upon his musical journey as a boy. His sound is unlike any other artist who preceded him and can be described precisely in three words- real, raw, and relevant. It’s a west coast sound with a twist of 2014. Yog Westwood built the foundation of his buzz by launching a […]

Shamika Sanders

May 4th, 2017

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Bobby V. – “U Down?” | @BobbyV

Bobby V. – “U Down?” | @BobbyV

Following his last project, Hollywood Hearts, Atlanta’s own Bobby V has recently dropped a few new singles throughout the past year and today he has returned to the scene with a fresh new single “U Down?” off his forthcoming album, Plan V. The R&B singer/songwriter is back and is looking for a woman that is willing to be down with him as he climbs back […]

Shamika Sanders

March 29th, 2017

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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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