Capturing the attraction of true “Hip Hoppers” and “Musical Connoisseurs” might be a difficult task for many artists. Chicago-based rapper J dot Scarlett has transcended Chicago Hip-Hop with his witty word-play and unique style of Hip Hop. J dot Scarlett also known as Paper Planes was born in Boston, but moved to Chicago soon after. He was raised on Chicago’s southeast side which would introduce and force him into
Chase Baker, born Curtis Small in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn NY, in the Lafayette Gardens project houses. He grew-up with the familiar life of most urban kids in America; jail, drugs and gang affiliation. Fortunately, Chase had natural skill sets that helped see him get out of his rough neighborhood. His reputation in the streets for being a talented but unpolished basketball player brought him the opportunity and chance to go to school. First he attended Prep School in North Carolina, and then College at Southampton University in Long Island NY. This was a critical, and possibly life saving turn of events for a kid that had dropped out of school in year 9, and lived life in the streets.
Almost immediately after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management in 2002, Chase was able to do what most athletes’ dream of, play basketball at a professional level. After playing professionally for four seasons for a small country town in Australia, he moved to the big city of Melbourne. This is where he realized his opportunities in music. He was always able to put words together, but it wasn't until he met friend and fellow artist Kid Mac that he realized he could actually do it.
Kid Mac was a locally established artist that Chase saw perform at a club when he first came to Melbourne, he was so impressed that he knew he really wanted to become an artist. Kid Mac introduced Chase Baker to his producer and president of their music label, Jamaka, and the connection was made. Shortly after joining the label Too Much Variety Records (TMV) as a solo artist, development began focusing on all aspects of a true global artist.
Having such a great work ethic and a strong resolve to being the best, Chase rapidly became a formidable lyricist, rapper and performer. The word began to spread about this new kid in town, followed by respect from the Hip Hop community. Baker continued to show growth in his songwriting, delivery and performances. In 2008 TMV released the "New Kid On Ya Block" Mixtape, featuring Chase Baker and mixed by DJ Kay Z and mid 2010 released "Rise Of The Underdog" mixed by N.Y.'s Power 105's DJ Ty Boogie. People really began to take notice and these Mixtapes were an immediate threat to the competition.
Chase Baker wrote and recorded songs for TMV’s first commercial release, ‘TOO MUCH VARIETY The Album’ on which he features on five tracks. Baker has now turned his attention to his debut album; with over 60+ original songs recorded, he has an extensive song/music catalog to choose from.
Since the launch of TMV’s Live Campaign in 2008 Chase had extensive stage experience performing in over One Hundred live shows, including support for major artists such as Xzibit, Boys II Men, Lloyd, Blackstreet, Redman & Method Man, Savage, Tank and Ron Browz.
In Chase's return to the U.S. he has been interviewed and featured on online radio shows and blogs in the Underground Hip-Hop Community such as www.E.ZeeRadioLive.com, www.DaMatrixStudios.com and www.MFIRRadio.com to name a few.
Chase Baker is soon to become a household name in the Hip Hop Community because of his hard work and dedication as well as loyalty to his family, supporters, music and worldwide fan base.
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Damon Gamble, aka Mac Marz, was born and raised in the upper west side of the small city Erie, Pennsylvania; and also the popular city of Pittsburgh. He developed a love for music around the age of ten; which was also the same age he penned his first sixteen bars. In his travels and experience between Pennsylvania, the military, and now the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (notoriously known as the DMV) Metropolitan area; Mac Marz has consumed a range of lifestyles and incorporated them into his own style musically.
Crediting Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony as one of his main influences, Mac Marz has respect for all genres of music, styles of MCing, and the grind it takes to get to where he wants to be. As a member of the A~Boiz music group,based out of Pittsburgh, PA, Mac Marz, fought to be recognized amongst his peers. With his unique perspective on life, raw vocals, and gift of gab, he has expertly crafted his style as an artist. With much patience and perseverance, he is prepared to respectfully do whatever it takes to make his voice heard.
What sets Mac Marz apart from the rest is his ability to grab the attention of audiences with his catchy hooks and immaculate lyrics; never sacrificing one for the other. Mac Marz is a breath of fresh air to the ever changing state of Hip-Hop.
For more info visit – www.TheMacMarz.BandCamp.com Mixtape Links- Mission To Marz Wolf Among Sheep
For more info visit – www.TheMacMarz.BandCamp.com
Mission To Marz
Wolf Among Sheep
"I'm representing Queens but I was raised out in Jersey", 29yr old Soul R&B singer WynterStar always says. The age of 5 is the earliest time Star can remember wanting to sing. "Music has always been an escape for me. My life isn't exactly a fairy tale". Adopted at 3, Star grew up in Bergen County, NJ.
Never seeming to stay out of trouble, she found herself at a Christian Home for troubled teens in Upstate NY where she found her voice. By the age of 15, she was singing, recording, touring stateside & Abroad in the school's Gospel group. "Oh I miss touring! We would travel ALL over the US & Canada performing in front of hundreds sometimes thousands of people! Schools, Churches, Hotels, Banquets, Public Places, wherever!". Four years later, she returned to New Jersey & met her fiancée, partner & manager.
After meeting my fiancée Randy, I knew which direction I wanted my music to go. He taught me how to play the keyboard and to song write. I was always a poet, but he taught me how to translate that poetry melodically. Now WynterStar portrays powerful lyrics about life & the issues facing today's society." All I can say is her honest, raspy voice will captivate you and her lyrics will make you think.
Now moving forward into 2011, DO look forward to her LONG AWAITED Project “Melodies & Basslines” EP releasing 2nd Quarter.
This Dame also is Co-Ceo along w/ her fiancée in their event planning company, The eXponent. She also runs an Urban Entertainment Blog highlighting up & coming talent http://theeXponent1.blogspot.com Also add her: www.facebook.com/wdames , www.reverbnation.com/wynterstar, & www.twitter.com/WynSongByrd For booking or correspondence write to email@example.com
John Graham (Born John G. Graham Jr.) has been involved with music since 1996 when he first realized his gift of freestyle. Born in Phoenix Arizona and raised all over the country he has experienced many different regional cultures as well as musical styles. However, it wasn’t until he moved to the Philadelphia metro area in 1998 to attend Lincoln University that he would meet some of the most influential M.C.’s that would water the soil for his passion for music to grow.
He is not seeking world-wide notoriety as the next big thing in entertainment. His motivation is pure and from a foundation of love and light. John’s intention is to create music that will open dialogue between all races, cultures, political affiliations, and beyond as we all must face issues that supersede any of the things that keep us divided. His smooth delivery and ability to speak to the inner being of his listener ensures that no matter what you look like on the outside, you will feel the power of a message that is nothing short of inspiring to the individual within!
Alecia Maxine Brittain (born August 17, 1984) in Montgomery, Alabama. She is the only child of Tamra Davis and Alonzo Swiggett. Her love for music was at the age of 7 singing in the church choir. Her education background is from Cloverdale Junior High and graduate of Ellenwood Academy. She is also the proud mother of two great boys Tavius and Xavier Brittain. During her childhood she watched her father perform in various bands, which inspired her to be a singer. From those experiences Ms. Larue developed a passion for music. Beginning in the year of 2007, she began performing with a local rap artists. After these events she was sought out by other artists to do hooks in the studio on their projects, which led to local radio stations putting her songs in regular rotation. As a result of that her father encouraged her to write and record her music. Alecia has recently aquired the services of Skylyn H. & Bobbyz Grind of Grind Kidz Artist Management, Consulting, & Promotions to guide her career and as a result she has been added to many online radio rotations and featured on several sites, including www.vatalent.com with more features and exposure to come.
For booking, collabs, & info contact Sky 434-509-3423 Bobbyz Grind 646-842-9100 firstname.lastname@example.org @Alecia_Larue @skylynjr06 @bobbyzgrind @grindkidz
Mohammad Dangerfield has been bumpin through your speakers a lot over the last few years, you just didn’t know it yet. Rugged N Raw & Hasan Salaam, both accomplished solo artists, have teamed up after ripping up countless stages together to bring you their latest album.
Rugged N Raw has solidified himself as one of the best up and coming artists around. He has garnered press from Entertainment Weekly and performed at the 2009 Rocksteady main stage event. He was a finalist at the 2008 Discmakers/Billboard Independent Music World Series, finalist for the America's Next Urban Superstar award at the 2009 Urban Music Awards & featured at the 2008 Baltimore Music Conference. The hit single "I'm Broke And Proud" f/Hasan Salaam was aired on FUSE Network, Video Music Box (Hosted by Ralph McDaniels), and received written press in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and New York Magazine. He was also featured on Cipha Sounds' Morning show on Eminem's Shade 45 channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. The latest album "Truth Serum" was rated as a top 10 indie release of 2008 on quite a few sites, including KevinNottingham.com & RapReviews.com and went on a successful 14 city tour in the fall. Rugged N Raw has shared the stage with the likes of Rakim, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Immortal Technique, Sean Price, DJ Premier of Gang Starr, Jeru The Damaja, Brand Nubian, Roxanne Shante, U-God of Wu-Tang Clan, Serius Jones, Grandmaster Caz, DMC, C Rayz Walz, Poison Pen and Cormega.
Hasan's music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us: struggle, love, and pain. It's this ability, to touch people at their core, which has garnered Hasan a loyal fan base all over the world. He is the winner of 2 Underground Music Awards, and his following has generated over a million plays on Myspace and Youtube alone. Hasan has performed live on national TV stations such as NBC, FUSE, CSPAN, and PBS. He's been featured in numerous major media publications such as The Source Magazine (twice), The Village Voice, and The Washington Post. He dropped his debut album Paradise Lost in '05 and won two Underground Music Awards, one for "Best Live Performance" and the other "Song of the Year" for the albums 1st single "Blaxploitation". Hasan has rocked shows with Dead Prez, Common, Busta Rhymes, Saigon, Talib Kweli, The Rza, The Gza, Slick Rick, Lord Jamar, Sadat X, Smif N Wesson, Grandmaster Caz, Curtis Blow, Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, Naughty By Nature & Digital Underground to name a few. In '07, he was on the "Red Gone Wild Tour" with Redman, Kidz in the Hall, Akir, Bashir & DJ GI Joe.
Mohammad Dangerfield (Rugged N Raw & Hasan Salaam) have many accomplishments as individuals, and since teaming up, have continued the momentum. In 2010, they have been covering a lot of ground, embarking on a three week March tour in the UK as well as performing at the Urban Letters Festival in Berlin. In April 2010, they took their talents to Colorado and did a week tour in Denver, Ft. Collins, Greeley and Boulder. They have also ventured to Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC and Baltimore. In August 2010, they released an EP through Viper Records and HipHopDX called $Free.99, as well as a slew of videos that drew the attention of many hiphop websites, namely 2DopeBoyz & KevinNottingham. The self-titled album will be released in January 2011, with appearances by Immortal Technique, Poison Pen, Kendal Good and more. Despite all the activity, this is merely the beginning. Visit www.modanger.com for more information and for booking contact Tony Drahma www.twitter.com/tonydrahma