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Tonya Lewis Taylor

Meet TONYA LEWIS TAYLOR, songstress, author, former music industry executive and community leader…and her journey is not even close to being finished. For the past twenty years TONYA has mixed her experiences in the music industry with her passion for helping the youth in our Black communities flourish to create these programs, the Entertainers 4 […]

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David Meltzer

DAVID MELTZER is an affluent entrepreneur, best-selling author, Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, motivational speaker and host of The Playbook podcast. DAVID openly tells the remarkable story of how he came from very meager beginnings, growing up with his single mother (after his parents divorced) and five siblings, to becoming a multi-millionaire. As a child […]

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culpepperplus creative

Meet CHRIS CULPEPPER, owner and operator of CulpepperPlus Creative a boutique design firm centered in Raleigh-Durham, NC. CHRIS utilizes his unique ability to blend his love of animation with Graphic Design and programming. The name of his brand, CulpepperPlus Creative, is more than just his family name. “I wanted to use my family name in […]

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38 Spe$h

Rapper, Producer and Record Exec 38 SPE$H is controlling the wrecking ball that is crashing through Hip-Hop and demanding respect for the town of Rochester, N.Y. The rural suburb is home to approximately 1 million people and, until recently, was unchartered territory as far as Hip-Hop was concerned. 38 SPE$H is making damn sure noone […]

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TYREE GIBSON presents…

Meet TYREE “TY” GIBSON the brilliant producer and director of the gritty new Indie web-series, “THE PYRAMID…A Queensbridge Story“, an episodic tale about the happenings between two rival gangs competing for the top spot in the underworld of Queensbridge, the biggest housing project in North America. A native of Queensbridge, TY has seen and done […]

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ZY GUUWOP

Get familiar with super group G4L. LiL RAFE, Wavii BaBii, ZY Guuwop, RELLEO and SoDAN’s signature sound started a wave in Southside, Queens that is flooding the streets! Musical engineer turned rapper, ZY Guuwop, is the latest member of G4L (GUUWOP 4 Life) to release a solo project. “I started out making beats and producing […]

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KANI.VISIONS

Introducing KANI.VISIONS an inventive 3D Art and Web Design company owned and operated by young, brilliant entrepreneur KARL KANI Jr. KARL started off as a student athlete, receiving a full scholarship to play baseball at the University of Washington. He realized his passion for 3D Art after graduating college. “I have always had a love […]

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MAXI PRIEST “united state of mind”

I had the pleasure of conversing with the incomparable MAXI PRIEST about his latest project, “UNITED STATE OF MIND“, an album he composed alongside ROBIN TROWER and LIVINGSTONE BROWN. “This project is a musical journey, the title says it all. The world is hurting right now. We are dealing with racism, oppression and Covid-19. We […]

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CYPAQ

Introducing new artist CYPAQ from the beautiful town of Accra, Ghana in West Africa. He has been making music since he was a senior in High School and now he is ready to share his talents with the world.  His stage name is a short form of his full name Cyril Paakow Quansah (Cy, Pa, Q), although in school he […]

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CHEKX MUSIC

Welcome Reggae/DanceHall artist Joel Smith a.k.a. “Chekx” from Kingston, Jamaica. Chekx started doing music to speak about the many things he has seen and experienced throughout his travels and to express his feelings regarding ongoing situations in society. “Music is life. If I stop doing music, then I stop living.” Chekx started singing at the […]

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KJ OSAMA

Introducing new artist kJ Osama from the budding city of Charlotte, N.C.  He just started rapping one year ago, but the freestyles he’s dropping have the streets buzzing like a new Drake single! kJ always loved music and messed around with writing raps here and there but he had serious plans to obtain a degree […]

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LIFE TRAV

Peekskill, N.Y. is a small town with a big city feel. And like most other places there are a flock of artists fighting to be ‘King’ of their city. LifeTrav happens to hold the crown in his town. Peekskill is a small town in upstate New York with its own style and culture. “It’s a […]

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B.M.E. MEL

Instagram: b.m.e._mel Meet new artist B.M.E. MEL. His music paints a vivid picture of life for a young King in Queens, N.Y. His new single, “Gotta Get It“, featuring legendary rapper JUELZ SANTANA, has the underground buzzing! MEL has been on his grind since 2016, recording and perfecting his sound. He credits his family for […]

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the horrific murder of GEORGE FLOYD

GEORGE FLOYD was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase at Cup Foods, where he was a regular customer not known to cause any problems. The teenaged cashier called 911 to report the alleged counterfeit bill. Officers responded to the scene only seven minutes after the 911 call was made. GEORGE FLOYD […]

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Rest In Peace Andre Harrell

On May 8, 2020 Hip-Hop lost a giant, ANDRE HARRELL, founder of UPTOWN RECORDS, former president/CEO of MOTOWN RECORDS and one half of Hip-Hop duo DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE. ANDRE was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. He was an ambitious young man, determined to be successful despite his humble beginnings. After graduating high school […]

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Sleep easy Kiing Shooter

  Today, May 5th, 2020, Hip-Hop lost a rising star, KiiNG SHOOTER. The Queensbridge rapper gained fame and popularity back in 2017 with his noxious freestyles. KiiNG’s paralyzing bars destroyed any track he featured on, while his unique voice and authentic style represented his projects to the fullest. His first single, “They Say“, was released […]

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TONE BRIM

TONE’s rhyme style is that of a teacher and a storyteller like the legends he admires. “I grew up listening to real N.Y. Hip-Hop, the NAS’ and JAY Z‘s and the underground rappers. They spit about struggle, pain, celebration…real life. They did it for real! Man, shoutout to all of the artists who are true […]

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Fat Panda Tuan

Introducing new artist FAT PANDA TUAN from Germantown, Maryland. TUAN hails from the 301 area, hometown of Rappers WALE, Philade, YBN Cordae, ShyGlizzy and Logic. His father was a musician, so TUAN was introduced to Jazz, ChaCha, Old School Pop and R&B music early in his life. “My dad played the keyboard and the guitar. […]

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SETH WRIGHT

Meet SETH WRIGHT, a promising new actor born and raised in South Pasadena, California.  He most recently starred in the amazing indie film, “NINETEEN SUMMERS”, directed by ROD S. SCOTT.  “I’ve lived in California my whole life.  It’s the ‘Sunshine State’ to some people, but there are some really rough areas here too.  When I […]

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new artist…lyrics

2020 is the beginning of a new decade where real Hip-Hop is returning and we are embracing lyricism and bars.  In other words, emcees with real talent are taking over.  No more bubblegum bars over hot beats! This is the perfect time to reintroduce LYRICS to the world.  Born and raised in Edison, New Jersey, […]

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Film maker Rod S. Scott

Film maker and director ROD S. SCOTT has blessed us with his most recent and relevant body of work to date. The film, “NINETEEN SUMMERS“, follows the life of a 19 year old man born into the generational Los Angeles street culture, seeking a better life for his family in the midst of a turf […]

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TOYS FOR THOTS 2019 TOY DRIVE

During Holiday Season 2019 The Ryan Show and friends organized a Jolly Celebration and Toy Drive to bring some Christmas cheer to the children of Brooklyn! Aptly named, ‘TOYS FOR THOTS‘, the event was hosted by gorgeous adult film star Alana Luv! Degenerates from far and wide came out to Five Spot Lounge to have […]

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dj g money

Meet celebrity DJ, producer and podcast host DJ G MONEY, from South Jamaica, Queens. G MONEY’s skills are somewhat hereditary as his dad, Gary, was also a DJ in his younger days. Gary and his brother were a duo called “MONKEY and RAT’ from 40 projects in South Jamaica, Queens. “As a kid I heard […]

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sleep in peace juice wrld

On Sunday, December 8th, 2019, we said goodbye to JUICE WRLD, multi-talented rapper, singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.  He died after suffering a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport.  His career was on the rise after he climbed to #2 on the BILLBOARD charts in 2018 with his hit “Lucid Dreams” and he was BILLBOARD’s […]

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dj a.z.

Introducing DJ A.Z. aka “MR.SEEIT2BLVIT” hailing from Rosedale, Queens. DJ A.Z. is of Haitian decent. He grew up in a strict household that didn’t approve of the Hip-Hop culture. “My parents didn’t allow me to be engaged in the Hip Hop world. I would beg my mother to spend the night over my cousin’s house […]

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film maker RON ADKINS

Meet innovative filmmaker RON ADKINS from LeFrak City, Queens, N.Y. RON was introduced to movies and the film industry at an early age. “My mom worked for New Line Cinema. She worked on movies like Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday, Rush Hour and other popular films. She would bring home screeners of the films for […]

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the obe amalgamation

Introducing The OBE AMALGAMATION, also known as The AMAL, comprised of SLIM DADDA Q and SMART-MAN. SLIM DADDA Q is an artist and songwriter. SMART-MAN is an audio engineer and music producer. Together, this dynamic duo create beautiful, conscious music. These talented brothers engage in the study of Islam and design their music to elevate […]

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FREE MEEK…now MEEK FREE!

North Philadelphia neighborhood Rap Star turned superstar, MEEK MILL (Robert Rihmeek Williams), can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief!  Twelve long years after MEEK was arrested at 19 years old on gun and drug charges, his criminal case has officially been closed.  After he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor firearm charge, Philadelphia prosecutors dismissed […]

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alibi jones

ALIBI JONES new artist out of Buffalo, N.Y. For ALIBI JONES music has always been an important part of life.  “Music and writing have always been integral parts of my life and development as a person. Ever since I was a little kid I’d write short stories and poems. When I started listening to Hip-Hop and Rap music […]

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A.R. IMMORTAL

A.R. IMMORTAL Let me be the first to put you on to A.R. IMMORTAL, the hottest artist coming out of QueensBridge Projects in New York City.  In case you were wondering what the A.R. stands for…it’s and acronym for Always Remember. The perfect moniker for this unforgettable and explosive emcee! “I’m from Queensbridge, on the […]

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innocent?

Allow me to reintroduce rap artist INNOCENT? from East New York, Brooklyn. There’s no question he has the ability to sit at the top of the BillBoards. He started experimenting with making music in the mid to late 90’s when Hip-Hop was at its apex. “Writing is easy for me, always has been. I was […]

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comedian big t

BIG T found his passion for comedy later in life and describes his style of comedy as Raw and Unapologetic. His material is based on his real-life experiences and checkered past. “I spent years boozing, abusing drugs, gambling and getting arrested. I have stories for days! (laughing) Just the pussyficaton, and yes, that’s a word […]

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Superstar Rah

Introducing brand new artist, Superstar Rah, from the Bronx, N.Y.   His ambition, drip  and unique vision will change the wave of Hip-Hop…get ready! Superstar Rah recently decided to get serious about being an artist thanks to some encouragement from his older brother.  “I always felt like I lived the lifestyle of a rapper.  I had the […]

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Rashaun Ali

  Introducing rapper and producer, RASHAUN ALI, hailing from New York City. RASHAUN was inspired to make music at a very young age. He learned to play piano by memory, never learning to read sheet music. “Learning piano this way allowed me to tap into my creative side. I make the best music when I […]

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Brooklyn’s own…Chedda B

Meet new artist, CHEDDA B, from Brooklyn, N.Y. Oddly enough, he didn’t start out as a rapper, but you couldn’t tell that listening to his bars! CHEDDA made the transition from manager to artist in 2012. “I actually never wanted to make music or be an artist. I aspired to manage talent and become CEO […]

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New artist…FABB E. MULA

Introducing new artist FABB E MULA from LeFrak City, Queens. Although music comes naturally to FABB, he drew even more influence from watching his uncle, Midnite Blu rap with his group Coalition Cartel in the 90’s. “I’ve been around music my whole life and my music is inspired by my life. Being the father of […]

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LiL RAFE

SouthSide Jamaica, Queens has a diamond in the ruff by the name of Tyise Troy Garrett aka LiL RAFE. RAFE was introduced to rap music at a very young age. “My family is full of music lovers, so growing up in that environment it was hard not to recite words from the different songs they […]

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88 lo

Introducing amazing new artist, song-writer and C.E.O., 88 LO. He is far from your average rapper. A triple-threat, he raps, produces and sings his own hooks. He is also C.E.O. of his own label, 88 MUSIC GROUP, LLC. His innate ability to think beyond his circumstances and great business mind definitely put him ahead of the curve. From […]

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New artist…Bricks

Introducing new artist BRICKS from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After listening to him spit, I can agree that he named himself accordingly…he is HARD. BRICKS has been making music since he was eleven years old. “I started off just listening to music and rapping to myself. Then I starting writing my raps down. My life, my emotions […]

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New artist…BlueFace

The newest drip in Hip-Hop is West Coast rapper BlueFace BleedEm a.k.a. BlueFace. Although he enjoyed rap music and listened to 50 Cent, G-Unit, The Game and Snoop Dogg, being a rapper was not his dream, being a quarterback was. In high school he was the star quarterback at Arleta H.S. which earned him a full […]

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LIL SHAKUR

New artist, Lil Shakur, was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, listening to rap phenomenons The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Fabolous. Shakur embraced their influences then created his own style and lyrical flow that fuses Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Trap, and Reggae music genres.  This is evident on his latest single, “Never Wake Up” which premiered in November of 2018 […]

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SAVAGE 5IVE

The rap game has become repetitive in some aspects.  New artist, SAVAGE 5ive from Brooklyn, N.Y., is here to change that.  His mission?  To sew up the holes in the rap game with his tight flow. SAVAGE 5ive uses his real life trials and tribulations as his inspiration for making music.  “I’ve experienced so many different facets of […]

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new artist…BFM.Shwaggyc

Introducing new artist BFM.SHWAGGYc from SouthSide Jamaica, Queens where you either trappin’ or you rappin’…he wisely chose the latter. SHWAGGYc is a part of the BFM (Blue Face Mafia) Clique which is comprised of himself, BFM.FUEGO, BFM.MARKYGz, BFM.CAPONE and BFM.MILAN.  They started out as a group of close friends making music together for fun and because it kept them off the mean […]

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Drive Bys with Chris Castro

Allow me to reintroduce TRAGEDY KHADAFI, legendary emcee from Queensbridge Projects in New York City. He changed the world with his revolutionary song, “Arrest the President” and helped to spawn the careers of some of your favorite rappers. TRAGEDY also happens to be a brilliant music producer. His natural ability to tap into another artist’s […]

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New R&B sensation FRANK VOCALS

New R&B crooner FRANK VOCALS hails from Boston, M.A.  His music clearly fills a huge void in the male R&B/Soul category.  His songs boast honest, candid and explicit lyrics served over deep, melodic bass beats and soothing harmonies.  His music speaks for the grown man who wants to be allowed to express his feelings and be passionate […]

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new artist…Latinn Dinero

Introducing new artist Latinn Dinero from Brooklyn, New York. Latinn started rapping in his sophomore year of high school. “I always wrote music, I was just caught up in the streets. I started taking it seriously about a year or 2 ago. I was tired of doing what I was doing on the streets. A […]

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