Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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at 7:32 PM Posted by JUDAH
Cello Figaro is a 22 y.o. hip-hop artist and producer based in Norfolk, Virginia. Originally from the Midwest, Minneapolis to be exact, Cello’s style is thoughtful and clever with a heavy focus on musicality due to his background as a classically trained cellist. Most recently Cello’s talents have taken him to Toronto, ON for the NXNE festival (SXSW’s sister festival) where they compared his sound to the likes of Kanye West and Childish Gambino. Now Cello Figaro is back with the release of his latest project “Cellar Door”.
at 7:30 PM Posted by JUDAH
Friday, May 10, 2013
P.O.E.T. stands for Perseverance Over Everything. But, it is more than an acronym; it’s a testament to the life struggles narrated by the story-telling style of this young, up-and-coming hip-hop artist from Baltimore, MD, who prides himself on making music that matters. With compelling stories, P.O.E.T. pours himself into every song he creates to deliver an authentic experience for his listeners to enjoy.
P.O.E.T.’s journey to become an authentic rapper is was shaped by personal tragedy and struggle, which proved he had a voice and a clear message to share. P.O.E.T’s debut album “Heartless” (2011) chronicles the failed relationship experienced during a crucial point in his life. Learning from his experiences and turning them into artistic, lyrical visions. P.O.E.T. is committed to making music with meaning, inspired by his own life stories as he continues his journey venturing into the entertainment industry.
As the name suggests, P.O.E.T. uses his intellect, articulation and individuality to stand out among the very competitive hip-hop world. Unsatisfied with the current trends in hip-hop, P.O.E.T. is determined to provide powerful and original stories in his music, without the use of gimmicks or fads. Currently, P.O.E.T. is in production of his sophomore album Love in Hip-Hop, which will be released in 2013. The Baltimore emcee promises his sophomore effort will continue to provide listeners with relative and timeless music to be enjoyed for years to come.
at 8:55 PM Posted by JUDAH
Monet, which means to be heard, is exactly what this DC Native is striving to do. Born and raised in SE Washington, DC, this artist is definitely no stranger to struggle. Growing up, her biggest influence was her mom, who worked to take care of her and her older sister, Brittany, all by herself, sometimes not having enough money to feed herself. For Monet, this is what pushes her today to succeed and follow her dreams. Music was always a major part of her life, but for so long fear has held her back from pursuing what really matter to her more than anything, and that's the music. I guess you could say that was the quiet before the storm because in 2013, and years to come you can be sure you will see this artist. Stay tuned.
at 8:49 PM Posted by JUDAH
at 8:45 PM Posted by JUDAH
at 8:37 PM Posted by JUDAH
J.Walker , better known as RudeBoy, was born on November12, 1985. He is an uptown Washington DC native. Raised in the heart of "Wood Terrace", a northwest neighborhood, Rude was exposed to a world that most people could not imagine. His everyday surroundings were filled with drugs and violence. Even in these unbelievable circumstances, Rude managed to make something positive out of the negativity that surrounded him. The streets unknowingly groomed a rapper who would take these experiences and make them into songs that recalled his everyday hustle...the streets told his story.
Rude began rapping at the age of 14. He credits 2pac as being one of his biggest influences when he was a young teen. After noticing the candor of his skills and the passion for turning his struggle into rap songs, Rude began to enter local rap battles. Not only did he enter the battles, he demolished the competition.
Rap helped Rude to stay out of trouble. Instead of hanging on the corner, Rude chose to stay in the house and write lyrics. After losing two of his closest friends, Big Son and Neal to senseless street violence, Rude hit rock bottom. He recalls this as being one of the hardest points in his life. Losing his close friends caused him to have a lot of hurt and pain built up so he did what he knew best...hit the studio. This loss resulted in Rude becoming closer with his friends, whom he considers to be family. His first single/video was " I Love My Hood", an ode to the neighborhood where he grew up.
During this time, Rude was signed to a local independent rap label. The label was slow on releasing music created by Rude so he did what he does best, turned a negative situation into a positive success. Rude took matters into his own hands and began burning his own cd’s. He sold them at local stores in the neighborhood.
Throughout his ups and downs, Rude has continued to stay humble and true to his passion. In 2011, Rude founded his own label SSE; "SoWavvy Splash Endless" . Under his new found label, Rude dropped his smash single, "Boss" off his "Happy Birthday to Me" mixtape. Rude has and always will be a man of his word.
"Real Talk Rude”
at 8:36 PM Posted by JUDAH