Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Lyrical Gymnastics and Jazzy Beats Make “Sallie Mae” An Indie Music Must-Have
Rapper Baby Sharn Solidifies Her Place In the Indie Hip Hop Scene With “Sallie Mae” EP
WASHINGTON— It is a musical match made in heaven—the lyrical genius of rapper Baby Sharn and the jazz infused beats of D.C. super-producer Judah. In her latest EP, Sallie Mae, Baby Sharn takes us on a colorful journey through high times (Ballin’) and low times (Hardest Times) while leaving the listener wanting more … and more. As a follow-up to the widely received “The Deferment,” Sallie Mae is the most recent addition to Baby Sharn’s already diverse lyrical catalogue.
From the beginning of the record, Baby Sharn takes us by storm with the thought-provoking track, Prophecy, and keeps us guessing as she moves swiftly throughout the track list. The overly-confident Get Addicted and the heartwarming, Keep D.C. Alive are the musical antithesis of one another and blatant examples of the rapper’s lyrical spectrum. As a listener, you cannot help but to lose yourself in songs like Hardest Times—a track that highlights Baby Sharn’s strength—rapping about problems and encouraging a solution. “I believe that my music will change lives, not because I’m the best, or because I’ve been doing this for so long … but my music gives people a voice—people whom otherwise wouldn’t be heard,” says Baby Sharn.
What is captivating about Baby Sharn’s latest effort, Sallie Mae, is her undeniable growth. The D.C. native has developed leaps and bounds since her previous project, “The Deferment.” It doesn’t take much for an artist to know that they’re good, but it takes a lot for an artist to acknowledge that they can always be better—Baby Sharn embodies that principle. She continues to take risks by challenging her craft both lyrically and musically. Her unwavering dedication to her artistry will be the reason why her name and her brand will grow to exponential heights.
DMV Producer Sheezy drops his highly anticipated song "Hi-Heelz," the 1st single off his Dance EP, #sheezytapes, slated for a June 14th release. Indeed, the lead single “Hi-Heelz” celebrates women and their shoe culture. Slated for a May 24 release, with the video dropping on Memorial Day, “Hi-Heelz” will be the dance hit of the summer
Monday, May 23, 2011
This closes on Wednesday May 25 at 4pm.
10. Thou shall not put “(insert celebrity here)” when they added themselves to that celebrity’s song.
9. Thou shall not make any Tabi or Wale diss songs when you regular songs don’t get any attention.
8. Thou shall not say “I’m putting DC on my back” anymore.
7. Thou shall not say Rayful Edmonds or Wayne Perry’s name in thy songs anymore.
6. Thou shall not play the victim.
5. Thou shall not use the word “High Anticipated” in the subject line of thy songs and videos.
4. Thou shall not make anymore video in front of Ben’s Chilli Bowl or the Capital.
3. Thou shall not use the term “King of The City” anymore.
2. Thou shall not have CD Covers made in MS Paint.
1.Thou shall not be rapping if thy lack a job, car, health insurance and resides at thy mommas house.
The list was created by the “Trilogy” which consists of (@overok, @djheatdc and @judahonthebeats). It was created out of pure comedy and in no way are we calling ourselves God. Were just having some FUN! Enjoy!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Brief info: From Severn, Md Chris McMahon also known as Mac or City has been making music for as long as he could remember. Growing up in Severn right in between Baltimore and D.C. he was exposed to alot of different types of music and has grown to love the music of both cities. With a versatile flow that could match about any beat Mac has just been trying to get his music out there to let everyone know that hiphop still exists.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Just two and a half weeks ago, he was there for fans with the new single "Feeling Summery" and to announce the remix EP for his highly acclaimed album, Robots & Dinosaurs. Now, Kokayi is showing more love for his faithful fans, releasing a free instrumental album duly titled 8-Bit Ubermentals. In the spirit of spring cleaning, Kokayi recently racked his hard drive, hand selecting and bundling up 17 instrumental tracks for the release. "I've had tracks sitting for some time that I never let see the light of day," explains Kokayi, "and in celebration of progression I went through about 500 tracks and picked out those that meant the most to me. If I can give back to those that have given me support via my Ustream, buying my records or just offering a word of encouragement, then I will. So it's the big giveback. A thanks from me to my supporters."
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Peace World. Once again, let me start by saying what I said before on Facebook and Twitter this past Friday, May 13, 2011 "Thanks for all of the kind words, energy, thoughts and prayers you sent to my family and I."
The two MCs refuse to be defined by their surroundings; they are defiant in the face of daily hardship. The Black Sunn admits to not only fighting boredom in Baltimore, but also ducking bullets (and STDs); at the same time, despite the negative influences of what they call a “Ghost Town”, he refuses to fail “and be a ghost above you”. Likewise, 810 declares “I feel like I’m living in the city of Atlantis”, referring to Baltimore’s many boarded up houses and shuttered businesses, but later audaciously proclaims “I’m coming to get it either way”. The Black Sunn & 810 know they can’t do it alone, however, and they call on the rest of the city to unite and begin to overcome the problems of Baltimore together.
In this captivating release titled “Keep DC Alive,” Baby Sharn paints a vivid picture of the unparalleled culture of Washington DC and its surrounding metropolitan areas. The Washington, DC native teamed up with hometown’s super producer JUDAH to create a song that calls attention to the city’s well-known history of drug dealing, corrupt politics, lack of acceptance in the music industry and overall way of life. With clever lyrics over monumental chords, Baby Sharn also speaks to stereotypes created by other cities on the outside looking in.
Baby Sharn chants “Keep DC Alive” in the hook bringing an underlying awareness to the pride that the people in DC carry despite the fact that death is at an all time high due to senseless violence, an alarming AIDS epidemic, or simply in failed attempts at typical day-to-day survival. JUDAH delivers with his sound so soulful yet gritty, making this production catchy enough to capture the attention of anyone who hears it. This is the first single release from the highly anticipated Sallie Mae EP slated for release on May 24th, 2011.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Celebrating Art, Fashion & Music, “Art is Life” Gives Back to the Community
It’s Not a Lifestyle, but a Movement.
“Art is Life” is sponsored by Mosaic Love & Martin’s Lounge and will take place at THEARC Theater, hosted by Honeycomb Set CEO Sherrella La Bella, and WPGC’s DJ Heat will be spinning. There will be LIVE performances by Bear Witnez, David Correy, Carty Yeah, Ihsan Bilal, Cloud 9, Brandon Pierre and many more, as well as LIVE body painting provided by The Artist Ed of Miskeen. For the designers, “Art is Life” is proud to present Rapteez, Euro, Victoir C, Angels&Dimes Luxury, L Wear, Renee France Designs, K White Collection, Demeanor, Demarco Solar, Greatness + Wealth, Nayaricci, Aleeka DeMorris, AMA Fashions & Ara Renada Whiting’s own Pynk Leopard. When asked about the importance of “Art is Life” Ara states that “Art is Life is a movement and I plan on taking it on the road this year to various cities. I love to give back to my community and I hope that on Sunday everyone will see the importance of keeping the arts alive”.
In an effort to promote volunteerism, community service and involvement, mentoring and career development in our Nation’s Capital, KIPP DC was the host site for 101 Women of Hope, a one-day, public service initiative, bringing over 101 women together to support over 1,000+ DC youth.
As a highly requested follow up to last year’s 101 Women of Hope at Imagine Hope Community Charter School in NE DC, the 2011 installment gave students an opportunity to explore various careers, and volunteer participants were able to assist in various classes and sponsor individual students.
We brought along Marsha Ambrosius as a surprise to the kids, and she opened up her heart and soul and sang a song....
The specific goals set for the 101 Women of Hope program:
1. Encourage and motivate KIPP DC students by introducing them to positive role models and career exploration opportunities.
2. Encourage professional women and celebrities to mentor students, many of who are considered “at-risk”, in their community.
3. Increase public awareness of the 101 of Hope program, to lead to greater community, government and corporate support.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Jay Saturn is a house/pop artist from Washington DC who believes in equality, individuality and respecting others regardless of style, views or social class. Coming from an urban background, he mixes a bit of hip-hop swag with an experimental pop/house sound. He and his team, Future History Labs, strive to provide innovative, quality music to a world in waiting. Let the games begin...
4th N 1 artist, Tre Pound’s newest mixtape, “God’s Gift to the Pistol” is a dose of high energy truth
serum. Set for release April 12, 2011, Tre Pound didn’t hold any punches with this project. Packed with
many of the DMV’s finest emcees and producers, Tre pound has given the Pistol Grip County exactly
what it needs to infiltrate the national hip-hop music scene. With a track list ranging from “Dreams to
No Rap”, God’s Gift to the Pistol is truly Tre Pound’s gift to the music industry.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011