@Judahonthebeats Choose Wisely Video

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

R.I.P. Darrel "KLEPH DOLLAZ" Durant @Klephdollaz

Yesterday the world lost Darrel "Kleph Dollaz" Durant. Kleph was a great friend, a great musical talent and stand up guy 100%.  Kleph was a wonderful positive spirit and a creative entity that will never be forgotten. I spoke with Kleph 3 days before he passed and he was encouraging me to not retire. We also talked about life after music, our spiritual beliefs, music, women and so many other things. The first day I met Kleph we bonded instantly and regardless he's gone in the physical that bond will never be broken.

I love you bro!

Darrel "Kleph Dollaz" Durant


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MELLZY - ROCK (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | [BadBitches&GoodWifi]

Mardy Milli "Insomnia" Promotional Video

[NEW MUSIC] Harmony Muzik Releases "Hiyaku" feat. Tabi Bonney

Amateur Night at the Apollo Champion Reesa Renee Releases Debut Album 'Reelease' Available TODAY

(Washington,DC August 28, 2012) - Amateur Night at the Apollo champion Reesa Renee unleashes her highly anticipated debut album "Reelease" via digital distribution channels today. The dynamic 16 track album recorded at House Studio in Washington, DC includes several notable features from Tabi Bonney, RA the MC, Kamila Gem, Charissa Rouse and Black Cobain. 
"Reelease" provides ample evidence of Reesa's varied and impressive songwriting fused with incredible production by her brother PKay the Producer, to create a musical concoction which is fruitful in its delivery. The first two singles "Got Me Loose" and "Wonderland Cool" have already received critically acclaimed reviews from fans and bloggers alike
In a recent interview with Radio One's KYSDC Reesa states, "The album is entitled Reelease because it really embodies my experiences as a human in finally releasing all of these emotions and feelings I was never able to express. It's so funny because it all came out in song, You know? I wasn't that 2-year old or 8-year old that was like "oh yeah I want to be a singer!" That wasn't me. I was moreso just living my life. I enjoy music but again, singing just became that other bliss or realm that I can't really explain. With all of that said, I can't help but give you all what's in the pits of my soul."
Reelease is available on iTunes  and Amazon.com
1. Intro: Need a Reelease
2. Listen (feat. RA the MC)
3. Good Day (feat. Tabi Bonney)
4. Music High
5. Got Me Loose
6. World Go Round (feat. Kamila Gem)
7. Gotta Get By
8. Radio
9. Last Goodbye
10. Wonderland Cool
11. So Easy
12. Interlude - Waste Away
13. Waste Away
14. Reelease (feat. Charissa Rouse)
15. The Build Up
16. Obvious (feat. Black Cobain)
About Reesa Renee
Reesa Renee is an artist, musician, songwriter, and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area. Her voice skims through the soulful sounds of the jazz era and then fast-forwards your musical clocks to the more modern sounds of the R&B greats of today. Add that to an energetic ensemble of musical harmonies and undertones and you get an amazing experience. Reesa Renee launched her solo career in 2011, and in October, became the first person to win the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo in three years with an original song, Got Me Loose. She has performed alongside of musical greats Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, Chuck Brown, Roy Ayers and Wale. Reesa Renee is now working with various artists and producers on an album entitled “Reelease,” to drop on August 28, 2012. For more information on Reesa Renee, visit her website at www.reesarenee.com,  Facebook.com/FanReesaRenee and Twitter @ReesaRenee.

Al Great- Bitter Heart

XO (of Diamond District) - Occupy DC (VIDEO)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fat Trel ft. Fredo Santana & SD – Wit Da Shits

"Middle East" Official Video XL feat Baby Sharn

FREE EP: Lyriciss - The Balance EP: Heart (Free Download - DJBooth)

Nas Visits D.C. (Live Performance)



@TenStacksPolo (F.L.Y LO) - HOLD UP #FREESTYLE

Tangie the Great - "Why"


Kwame Darko (ft. Juno Brown) - Beautiful Thing [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Marlow- "Super" ft. fellow DMV

See About Us - Kid Named Breezy ft. Pusha T

Ardamus - "Say To The Heart" [prod. by D-Cyde]

Cashus Flow (feat. John Robinson) - The Right Time PRODUCED BY ST/MiC

Northern Virginia emcee/producer follows up with his second single from the upcoming album "Lamplighter's Delight".

"The Right Time" is an uplifting new track featuring John Robinson, otherwise known as Lil Sci from the legendary group Scienz of Life.  Next week, when the album is fully released, JR will re-appear once again on a separate track...as does Mike Zoot, previously featured on the first single "Light It Up" (w/ El Da Sensei & DJ Spinna).

Production for "The Right Time" was provided by another VA resident, ST/MiC, who produced 3 more beats for the upcoming release.  ST/MiC was the man responsible for the engineering, mixing and mastering of the album as well.
The "Lamplighter's Delight" album will be available for online purchase 
on Tues., August 28th, 2012 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Second Letter presents: Intalek in DC

Banks Da Iceman - What It Is ft. Anubis Da God

BADIO "Hold Up" feat. JOE PAUZ

Blimp - "Country Shit" Behind The Scenes

LAELO (@LaeloSmokesGood) - I GOT THIS (mp3)


June G. - Digital Dope (Instrumental Mixtape)

Jay Little X Good Morning Baltimore (Free Yourself) X Little Junior

TeeJay - All Verb | No Convo (Mixtape)

VirtuosoTheGod - Tyson Dance ft. Rick Ross

Redhead signs Digital Distrib. deal with Fontana/Universal Records

yU - Dreams (feat. Danedra Rowell)

The A-side of the next installment in Mello Music Group’s 7” Series comes from Diamond District/1978er producer/emcee yU.  The gruff DMV MC is known for philosophical street rap but “Dreams” takes a different route - the result a hauntingly beautiful track likely to end up on repeat.
Enlisting Danedra Rowell on vocals, yU eschews the new age boom-bap that got him noticed for something closer to all of our heartstrings. Featuring no rapped bars, “Dreams” is a bittersweet ballad that is less literal than emotive. It captures that late-night, pensive feeling us music heads are very familiar with.  yU is able to craft a sound that is universal and hyper-local, breaking new ground for himself musically. The drums sound like they could be on any Diamond District-related project but the melody and chords don’t sound too far from something that could find its way onto radio.
Peeling back yet another layer of sound from his extensive pallet, yU is proving his versatility as a musician. “Dreams” along with the b-side “Prior Days” officially comes out on limited edition (300 copies only) vinyl 7” this Tuesday – though it is shipping early from MMG now!

J.Nolan- Stand Alone (prod. Reese Jones)

E One ft Slick - Got Watchu Need

JayCos - YNF Vlog #1 (13 Year Old Sneaker Head)

JayCos - YNF Vlog #1 (13 Year Old Sneaker Head)

SWOLF- "Slow Motion"

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kappstone Media Fraudulent Business for Chuck Brown Day?

WHAT:  Kappstone Media – Tubbs Entertainment  -  Promoter’s attempt to defraud Washington DC 

Audience - Chuck Brown’s Memory
WHERE: Washington DC Convention Center

WHEN: Saturday August 18th, 2012
INFO:  Lyfestyle Symposium Chuck Brown Day Celebration Fraud Investigation
Kappstone Media’s Willie Young  is advertising performances and appearances by artist who are not contracted to perform.  Kappstone /Willie Young has been sending rubber checks to booking agencies. Christopher Williams is being advertised although all involved are aware that he has not been contracted to host or perform at the  Chuck Brown Day event.
Calvin Richardson has not been contracted….perhaps there are more artists in this predicatment.
When contacted, the event manager of The Washington DC Convention Center, Mr. Wayne Coffin said he is aware that there are problems with the event however the matter is of no concern to the building.
Contacts for verification:
Kappstone Media: Willie Young  wyoung@kappstonemedia.com

@TheReal_DEWBABY #DewJackCity Promo

Ness "Snapbacks & Tattoos Remix" Off My New Mixtape "Success" Comming Soon

CRASHprez - CRASHvillainy.

Substantial's "Home Is Where The Art Is" Release Event

UllNevaNo(You'll Never Know) "WEEK 3" #ijustwannarhyme

Wrighteous - Naya Rivera


G'Town Wayne- Lyrical Exercise (Freestyle)

I Had A Dream (trailer) - Trey Morset x Phil ade


Nancy Flores - Papilionoidea (prod. by Tom Delay Beats)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I'm Through - by DeCon ***OFFICIAL VIDEO***

NEW JEWELRY DESIGNER Patricia Jhingory and her MOOi Company

Website: www.MOOiLLC.com  
 MOOi is a handmade jewelry company for women and men. Unlike other company's they offer signature piece's, one of a kind piece's, and a choice of custom jewelry. They also incorporate different kind's of culture's into our piece's considering the owner's nationality of Surinamese and Guyanese.

K-Beta - Pakistan


Team Hustle - Today We Rich VIDEO

Team Hustle [Gang] is a product of the Y.H.G.M (Young Hustlaz Gettin' Money) brand sharing the same goals, beliefs and lifestyles. Team Hustle members include Tra' Holiday [Holiday Hustle], Newport Ricks, Kai-Marley, Ray-Ray & Klark SupaMan. Motivated by success, They are determined to be the best, Team Hustle isn't just a name but a way of life for these 5 young men...

Tra' Holiday [Holiday Hustle] is the leader of Team Hustle. He has been an artist for 10+ years , that along with the role he also plays in Y.H.G.M's front office, has enabled Team Hustle to often look to Holiday when it comes to music matters beyond the mic (the business side). In front of the mic, Holiday's time in the game also shows. "Mr. I'ma Kill Em Wit The Flow" as he sometimes refers to himself is a perfect way to describe his style. As an artist he has never been focused on punch lines as he'd rather the combination of straight forward, slick talk that accompanies the track so well.

Newport Ricks, the "Track Ripper"... Newport the youngest member of Team Hustle is actually the 2nd most seasoned of the group. Newport is a very unique artist. His style is very heavy on word-play and punch-line but it is actually his blood-line that takes Newport from a good artist to a unique one. Although he was born and raised in Baltimore, his family originates from both Texas and California which show in his voice and styles he often uses.

Kai-Marley (outside of Tra' Holiday) is the only member of Team Hustle that was already an active member of the Y.H.G.M brand before the creation of Team Hustle. After what was originally supposed to be a feature on Team Hustle's "Let's Get It" it was clear that Kai-Marley was a valuable addition. As the "stoner" Kai-Marley's style is often blunt and very direct. His rhymes are riddled with references to movies, events and day to day actives. You're sure to be taken to a different place every time he steps behind the mic, and trust everybody is welcomed to come along for the ride.

Ray-Ray, "Team Hustle Muscle"... also brings something different to Team Hustle. Ray-Ray's background is a tad bit different from that of the other core members of Team Hustle. Born in Atlanta and spending his youth and per-teen years there, has given Ray-Ray a chance to share things with the world that the other members of Team Hustle may not have had a chance to. At an early age Ray-Ray began to spend time in the street, although that time called for a few tough lessons, that same time has given Ray-Ray time to share and enlighten the world on things he's gone thru. Weather it's passion, pain, paradise, hardship or glory you can always hear it in his voice and feel it in your heart..

Klark SupaMan is a North Philly native! While living in Baltimore, Klark and Tra' Holiday crossed paths on their individual grind. Working the same 9-5 the two were forced to interact on a daily basis. Not too long after they met, a friendship was formed. Klark being new to Baltimore, looked to Holiday to help him learn his way around town. After Klark discovered Holiday's passion for music he instantly got behind the movement and wanted to be a part. Although, Klark had never rapped or had intention of doing so, he was sure there was still something he could bring to the team. As time went on Klark did step to the mic but had to return to Philly soon after... Although Klark is not musically a core member of Team Hustle, his friendship, support and belief in the team shows that he will always be a member of Team Hustle (THGPhilly)...

Motivated by success and determined to be the best Team Hustle is what the game's been missing. Not since the likes of N.W.A has there been a group of artist, all talented , all different, all respectable artist and all real! This is a void in the hip-hop/rap game and they are here to fill it. “Get hip to it OR hit wit it”

New Single: Ja-P x Era Hardaway - Cloudkickin (prod. by Era Hardaway)

BEE-West - Mixtape: West PLayLiSt Too (2)


 Hailing from Dale City, Virginia, or the “NOVA” (northern Virginia) as he prefers to call it, Bee West is an aspiring artist with an undying love for Hip Hop. His love for Hip Hop began when he was in elementary school, and while it’s not his biggest influence, Bad Boy Records was of many catalysts that propelled Bee West to become a rapper. Although he has a multitude of musical influences, his primary influences are Big L, Nas, Paramore, Kanye West, and The Notorious B.I.G.

Produca P - Like The Rest (Official Music Video)

This Guy Is F**king Funny "Bed Time Stories 2 Starring #2PM Killa Tu


Join us this Saturdy and Sunday Aug 11th and 12th from 9am-9pm at Cloverdale Courts 2500 McCullough St. for the 1st Annual Stop the Violence Basketball Festival and School Supply Drive. Enjoy Baltimore Allstars, Twighlighters and New Edition Marching Bands, Basketball Games, Baltimore City Health Department Information, Baltimore City Fire Department Cares Mobile Safety Center, Voters Registration Booth, school supply give-a-ways and live entertainment. Saturday, August 11, 2012 the artists that are confirmed to perform are Terrell, Byonka Marie, Ms. Fan-C, Main Girl, Baltimore Son, Blizzard, Uncle Freeky, TT the Artist, AP, Colada and Bake, Guttaman, Jaydee, B-More Sell, Rico Reed, Lano, Huli Shallone, and Kid Fresh. Sunday, August 12, 2012 artists that are confirmed to perform are  Loudmouth For Jesus, Da Fisherman, Rainbow Israel, Que White, Chamliss, Nicole Savage, Danny Sho Hawkins, Shelly and more. The All Star Basketball Game is slated to begin at 6pm sharp.

The Event will be hosted by Lil Black, Squirrel Wyde, Permiss, and Buck Jones with The Music Lab, DJ Angel Baby, Rodd Lee, KW Griff, Dj Wylout, DJ TNT and many more.

Presented by Swaggnation, Cloverdale Courts and The City of Baltimore with Permiss Worldwide, Pit Fights, New Hope Management and Eyes On Me Entertainment (EOME).

Vendor Space is still available and School Supplies are still being accepted. For More Information call Bridgette Johnson at 443-224-5859. For media credentials visit:  http://singletonnewman.tumblr.com/PRbySingletonNewman. Media registration deadline is Friday, August 11, 2012 at 12am midnight.

DB Ft Spodee - "Higher" Video

E One - Salute

Davy Fresh - "Jupiter" (prod. by Blackmel)

NEW MUSIC: Archerville Cartel | Scotty ATL | Swordz "Pimpin Game Pt II"

New Video: Tef Wesley - "Rock & Rolla (Directed by Stacks Calhoun) NSFW!

J Mood- Heisman (Reggie Bush)



Gogo Rob- Reach The Stars

UllNevaNo "Week 2" #ijustwannarhyme

Saturday, August 4, 2012


FAR EXP x 1920 DC Presents The FAR EXP Drink

Certified - Bright Lights (Feat. Don Juan & Steven Drakes)

HA$$ARD (Hazzard) Live @ RAS LOUNGE

Uncle Freeky @Yella_Jesus - Keep It Trilla


Washington, DC - Saturday, August 18, 2012 will mark a significant date in both Washington, DC and music history as more than ten (10) bands take the state at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for an all day tribute to the recently deceased Godfather of Go Go and Washington, DC icon, Chuck Brown, just days before what would have been his 76th birthday.  Just two (2) months ago, thousands of people including celebrities, government officials, media outlets, band member of the Go Go community and fans alike came to this very venue to pay their respects to Chuck Brown at his funeral, one of the biggest in Washington, DC to date. 

Chuck Brown Day, which begins at 3:00pm, will feature old and new Go Go band performances with partial proceeds going to The Chuck Brown Foundation, a non-profit formed to continue work that Brown felt passionate about; Education, Homelessness and Reentry into society after incarceration.  An event of this magnitude hasn't occurred since Go Go LIVE at the Capital Centre in 1987.  This monumental red carpet event is designed to attract people from both inside and across the borders of DC, as well as generational lines, to witness this official Chuck Brown Day tribute to the Godfather of Go Go and the genre that has been the musical heartbeat of Washington, DC for more than 40 years spanning generations of fans.  Although the genre of music generally has little to no familiarity outside of the DMV (DC|MD|VA) area, Go Go continues to evolve and is being recognized and sampled more today by national and international artists. 
The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium presents Chuck Brown Day hosted by R&B crooner Christopher Williams and Chuck Brown's daughter, KK.  Performances include EU featuring Sugar Bear, The Original Soul Searchers, Suttle Thought, Trouble Funk, Junkyard, Backyard, Ayre Rayde, India Arie, Dwele, Calvin Richardson and other special surprise guests.  This will be the first time The Original Soul Searchers, the band that put Chuck Brown and Go Go music on the map with hits like "Bustin' Loose" and "We Need Some Money," and other bands have performed together in years.  This show is for all music lovers to mark on the calendar. There will also be performances to pay homage to the fallen Go Go soldiers.  Performances just added include Hot Cold Sweat, Ms. Yendy & the Affiliated Project, VYBE Band, DC's own songstress Reesa Renee as well as the WHAT BAND with more acts to be announced!  "It's going to be a BLACK OUT in the city," says Tubb of Tubb Entertainment, one of the sponsors of the event.  There is no other event to attend August 18. Chuck Brown Day is the only destination for all ages, young and old, to come together for one purpose, Chuck Brown. 

Kappstone Media, LLC will present The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium which focuses on delivering messages of Education, Empowerment and Restoration in a fun and uplifting environment.  The symposium is the first of its kind in Washington, DC with three (3) days of workshops providing personal and professional enrichment for attendees in an entertaining and engaging environment with educational, informational and motivational roundtable discussions.  The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium has a distinguished list of panelists including Russell Simmons (Philantropist|Mogul), Rev Run Simmons (Inspirational Speaker), Tia Smith (Director of Programming & Production for TVOne), John Thompson III (Head Basketball Coach of Georgetown University), Mitzi Miller (Editor & Chief of JET Magazine), Darrell Barnes (Motivational Speaker), Glenn Ivey (Former State Attorney of Maryland), Kelvin Boston (Financial Journalist), Lt Col Tyra Sellers (The US Army), Ty Gray-El (Author of Breath of my Ancestors), Lt Col Fife (The US Army), Angela Franco (Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and additional panelists as well.  Other events include Angela Simmons, Kevin Durant, Dwele, Jeff Majors, Calvin Richardson, Allure, Nonchalant, Seven Sons of Soul and more.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, The Cherry Lounge, DTLR locations and the Washington Convention Center. 

On August 6, 2012, there will be an official press conference with the final surprises and information on the Chuck Brown Day Celebration as well as the Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium contact Platinum Image Ent Group for more details and press interviews. 


WHAT:                                  The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium Presents Chuck Brown Day   

WHEN:                                  Saturday | August 18, 2012 | 4:00pm - 2:00am

WHERE:                                Washington DC Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC  20001

DETAILS:                             Doors Open @ 3:00pm  |  Red Carpet @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

TICKETS:                             $40 General Admission | $60 VIP Seating
                                                $625 | Table (Incl 6 VIP Admissions|1 Premium Bottle|1 Wing Platter)

TICKET LOCATIONS:      Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC  20001
                                                The Cherry Lounge | 7929 Central Avenue | Capitol Heights, MD  20743
                                                DTLR Locations
                                                Eventbrite | http://symposium082012.eventbrite.com/

Ayre Rayde (Go Go) | Backyard Band (Go Go) | Bela Dona (Go Go) | Black Alley (Go Go) | Calvin Richardson (R&B) | Christopher Williams (R&B) | Da Mixx Band (Go Go) | Dwele (R&B) | EU feat Sugar Bear (Go Go) | Hot Cold Sweat (Go Go) | India Arie (R&B) | Junkyard Band (Go Go) | Ms Yendy & the &ffiliated Project (Go Go), Original Soul Searchers (Go Go) | Reesa Renee (R&B) | Suttle Thoughts (Go Go) | Trouble Funk (Go Go) | VYBE Band (Go Go) | WHAT BAND (Go Go) & more surprises to be announced


Belleza de Terra | Direct TV | Empowerment Movement | Ginger & Liz | Given | Kapstone Media | NAI Michael | Platinum Image Ent Group | Schwinn | Spotlight Entertainment | The Cherry Lounge | Tubb Entertainment | US Army | Vitamin Water


Afro Newspaper | AR | BET | Go Go Radio | JET Magazine | Radio One | The World Network
About Platinum Image Ent Group

Platinum Image Entertainment Group (PIEG) is a boutique entertainment firm that represents celebrity clientele within the Fashion, Film, Music, Sports and Entertainment industries as well as charities and foundations. Platinum Image specializes in Celebrity Procurement, Special Event Production & Publicity, Fashion Consulting, Lifestyle & Image Branding, Personal Entertainment PR and much more. www.YourPlatinumImage.com
About The Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium

Our theme boldly resonates EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT & RESTORATION in the community. This annual event is a platform necessary to help re-establish the value of maintaining a collective and responsible community while exploring creative ideas and providing educational and professional development vital to the success of future generations. ¨The annual Lifestyle Empowerment Symposium will consist of three (3) full days of educational, informational and motivational symposiums and roundtable discussions coupled with a diverse music experience that effectively depicts the rich cultural diversity of our communities.
About Chuck Brown Day

An annual event that will pay homage to the Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown, as he paved the way for a great deal of artists in the nation's capital and beyond. Go Go should be recognized globally and fusing a diverse group of individuals for one event will aid in its national recognition. Chuck Brown Day is dedicated to raise money in honor of the Chuck Brown Foundation and eventually to begin the building process for the Go Go Hall of Fame. This event will generate satisfaction from all generations of Go Go and music lovers.


Nahh I'm Sayin (Rime Crazy 90's Baby Mixtape Review)

RationaL (feat. Pigeon John, Mr. J Medeiros) - Dream On

YSC "Baller" ft Dew Baby (of the SluttyBoyz) Inbox x

New record from rap duo and brothers "YSC" called "Baller" featuring one of Fat Trel's Slutty Boyz Dew Baby. Baller will be featured on YSC upcoming mixtape "Stunnaseason" , which will be released in late October. 

Chi Chi Monet "STRANGERS" Official Music Video

Mack Scott- Return Of The Mack

After nearly a 10 months of preparation, 18 year old Baltimore MC drops his sophomore effort entitled "Return Of The Mack" an ode to the Pimp Culture of the 1970s. Featuring a few classic instrumentals such as UGK- "Belts To Match", UGK- "It's Supposed To Bubble", Notorious B.I.G- "Big Poppa" and Mobb Deep- "Give Up The Goods" the true essence of what Mack's self created genre "Pimp Sh*t" is captured in a 13 track masterpiece. Using a variety of both smooth and heavy hitting flows, Mack aims to have delivered a sound unique to him only, citing creative originality as one of his stronger traits to create a project for massive audiences to enjoy. With that being said, sit back and enjoy "Return Of The Mack"