Emcee, freestyle, Hip-Hop/Rap, Legendary Artist, mixtape, New Artist, new music, R&B, Rapper

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, LYRICS came up during 90’s Hip-Hop, no doubt one of the best eras of Hip-Hop.  His older sister happens to be, Pamela Long, from the legendary R&B group TOTAL.  Being around the immense talent on Bad Boy Records at that time, how could he not be inspired to make music?

LYRICS began writing rhymes at age 12 and performed in local talent shows as a teenager.  He joined and left several different rap groups before finding his place with “The Union“.  The six-man crew was signed to Platinum Records and released one album, “Hard Labor“, before disbanding.  Although they only achieved minor success, LYRICS’ talent was displayed on a national stage and he had the honor of working with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars including the late, great BIG L, AZ, GURU of GangStarr, Cormega, Raekwon the Chef and more.

LYRICS was always the stand-out among his rap peers, known for his slick word play and witty metaphors.  “I am the master of the double entendreI’m a lyricist, a story teller and I utilize my extensive vocabulary to paint vivid pictures. I’m a modern-day wordsmithNot to sound cocky, but not too many rappers can put all that off.”

As I previously stated, the tide is turning and the fans are beginning to embrace the essence of pure Hip-Hop.  LYRICS is part of that wave bringing back authentic rap.  “I am a breath of fresh air!  I can spit crazy bars, switch it up and make a song for the ladies, then give you something heart-felt.  I’m so versatile!  I pride myself on being a true emcee who can show many different layers of myself through my art.”

LYRICS admits that if he wasn’t an artist he would probably be a chef.  He describes his rhyme style as an awesome combination of the best emcees to ever touch a mic.  “My style is a mixture, like a gumbo, made with a bunch of dope-ass emcees cooked in one pot.  I’m mean in the studio and in that kitchen!  I create my own recipes and all, just like I do with my rhymes and music. I borrowed a little something from each of the emcees I admire and stirred the pot to create my unique style.”

His all-time favorite rapper is Big Daddy Kane, followed by lyrical assassins KRS 1Kool G Rap, NASJAY Z and Tragedy Khadafi.  “Listening to the great lyricists who came before me and hearing new emcees really spittin’ inspires me to create. My favorite emcees to listen to right now are Rapsody and Nipsey Hussle.   Man, I’m influenced by so many rappers…Crooked I, J. Cole, Wu Tang, Boot Camp Clik, EPMD, Rakim, Kedrick Lamar, Pusha T, Fabolous…there’s too many to name.  But I’m a Jersey dude so I definitely have to mention Naughty By Nature and Redman, two of the illest acts ever!  And I can’t forget my bro from my camp, MattCleev, he’s bananas!”

LYRICS’ list of favorite emcees gives us an idea of the caliber of artist he respects.  Unfortunately, at the current moment, Hip-Hop does not have an abundance of this level of talent.  When asked what his opinion of the current state of Hip-Hop music is, he had this to say, “I didn’t like the state of Hip-Hop for a long time, but I’m starting to like it again.  People are starting to get sick of mumble rap and bubble gum music.  The fans want to hear music with substance and a message.  People are back to wanting to hear dope bars and that’s big for our culture!  The fans ultimately decide what’s hot and what’s not.  I’m a hip hop purist so I’m excited to see real rap coming back and battle rap continuing to grow.”

His latest project, “Judy’s Boy“, dropped in November 2019 on Black Friday.  He is currently working on a new mixtape titled, “A Dollar & A Dream Reloaded“, set to drop in the Spring of 2020.  He plans to drop another project in the Fall of 2020 titled, “Purple Notebook” and as well as a joint EP that’s in the works with his bro, MattCleev.

LYRICS is out here working!  He understands that the most important thing an artist can do is keep grinding.  “Lyrically, I continue to push myself every day to be the greatest version of myself possible.  I enjoy making good music that people can relate to and I love inspiring the youth.  I want to tour the world and share my music.  I’m striving to be at a point where I am mentioned in the same breath as the greats before me.”

His new music will be released through his label, Real Barz Entertainment.  Check out his latest release, “Judy’s Boy“, currently streaming on digital music platforms, and his YouTube Channel, MC LYRICS, where you can watch his visuals and freestyles.

Instagram@LYRICS0122

YouTube ChannelMC LYRICS

Latest project  “Judy’s Boy”:

 

MC LYRICS “PC FREESTYLE”:

 

MC LYRICS ft. KENNY BLACK  “FINALLY HERE” :

DJ, Hip-Hop/Rap, mixtape, New Artist, new music, podcast, R&B, Talk Show, Talk show host, video show

dj g money

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 all of the stories about my Dad and my Uncle DJ’g around Queens and it made me to want to be a DJ too. Growing up in the average black family, music is a huge part of your everyday lifestyle and it influences you tremendously.”

Inspired heavily by his family ties to music, they still play a major part in his career. “My Dad still teaches me about the old school songs and which ones blend together. My Mom always makes sure my transitions are on point and my uncles and cousins keep me current on the hottest new artists and music.”

G MONEY was also inspired by the movie, “Juice”, a crime thriller starring TuPac Shakur, Khalil Kain, Jermaine Hopkins and a young Omar Epps, whose character was an aspiring DJ. “When I saw Omar Epps playing a DJ in ‘Juice’, awe man that fascinated me and made me want to become a DJ even more!”

Back around the way, he watched a good friend of his, DJ TNT, rocking crowds at his JHS basketball games. “I just thought it was very cool how TNT kept the crowd entertained during the games.” This was the final push he needed to ask his parents to buy him his own set of turntables and they obliged.

Christmas of 1998 G MONEY was booked for his first official gig, a birthday celebration in 40 projects for his late cousin, Tykeem. And so his career as a professional DJ began.

He describes his style of DJ’g as upbeat, fun and live. “I like to party and keep people dancing all night! Whether it’s Hip-Hop, Pop, Reggae or R&B, I want people to enjoy the music I play and leave the party having had a great time!”

G’s mixes consist of a touch of old school/soul infused with new, trending music. “Being brought up the way I was musically, I have a distinct way of telling a story through each set. My musical selections are carefully planned out. I blend certain samples to create a specific vibe. I use this same formula when I’m producing music for other artists.”

G MONEY’s extraordinary ability to walk into the venue, read the crowd’s vibe and know exactly what tunes to spin to get the party going, puts him in a class by himself. “A lot of DJ’s play a set they created the night before. Not me, I observe the atmosphere while I’m setting up and figure out what’s gonna make everyone in the room MOVE! I think that’s the most important part of being a DJ and it’s also my favorite part of my job. Controlling the room, making people dance and watching how they react to the songs I play gives me a rush!”

Sounds like a smooth and hassle-free gig huh? Not exactly… “It is an amazing feeling to be able to make people dance, sing, jump and feel good for a couple of hours, but there’s a downside to it just like any other job. I’d have to say the most challenging parts of being a DJ would be one, working a private gig where I have to bring my own equipment. No DJ enjoys the unpacking and packing of equipment! (laughing) And two, fielding the numerous song requests. It can get pretty annoying at times.”

“Music plays a big part in all of our lives. As a DJ, it’s my job to set a mood and make each event I play a memorable one. I run into people whose wedding, sweet 16 or birthday party I’ve played and they remind me that I helped make their event one of the best times of their lives. It’s an indescribable feeling!”

When G is on his own time he loves to listen to different genres of music. It helps keep him sharp and stay creative with his mixing. “I listen to all types of music but some of my favorites are…hmmmm. It really depends on my mood. My personal playlist is very random (laughing). A few of the artists that I tend to play more than others would be Future, Kanye West and Usher.”

Besides DJ’g events and producing music for up-and-coming artists like Kyah Baby and Teddy Bear Taj, he and QueenzFlip co-host a podcast on YouTube titled, “Flip Da Script”. “Our podcast is pretty dope and it’s considered to be one of the top podcasts out right now. Queenzflip and I have been doing the show for a little over 3 years now and we’ve had some amazing guests such as Eric B., Cam’Ron, Adrian Broner, Lil’ Mama and Loaded Lux to name a few. It’s a lot of fun!”

G MONEY also stars in his own YouTube show tilted, “Picky Eater”, where he visits different restaurants, samples unconventional dishes and shares his reactions with the audience. The show is currently on hiatus while he works on the production side of his career. He has plans to drop new music and visuals in 2020. And don’t be surprised if he pops out with an album or mixtape!

“I’m putting in all of this hard work to eventually establish myself as one of the top DJs/Producers in the game. I want to leave behind a legacy that will be talked about for years to come. It’s important for me to pass down what I’ve learned to up-and-coming DJs and producers to help them reach my level of success and beyond.”

Spoken like a true student of the game. To date, he has DJ’d for TruTV’s hit show “impractical Jokers” at Comic Con in San Diego, private events for LL Cool J and has been featured on BET’s 106th & Park and VH1 shows Gossip Girl” and “Mob Wives”.

I’d say G MONEY is well on his way to accomplishing his goals!

Social media:

Instagram: @DJGMONEY156

Twitter: @DJGMONEY

SOUNDCLOUD.COM/Mr8000YouTube.com/DJGMONEY

FLIP Da SCRIPT” Podcast:

Youtube.com/QuietRoomBattle

https://youtu.be/EBaPkUepAH0

Sleep in Peace Tykeem 💜🙏🏾🕊

EP, New Artist, new music, new video, R&B

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 without his ego being bruised or being labeled as “soft”.

FRANK grew up in a musical family.  His mom used to sing, his cousin was a DJ and his uncle was an artist as well.  His grandparents were heavy into gospel music and it rubbed off on him. “I’ve just always been around music.  It’s in me, it’s who I am.”
His style was impacted by different genres of music, including Gospel, R&B/Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop/Rap.  His musical influences include James BrownMary J.BligeJagged Edge,  R.KellyJodeciThe Notorious B.I.G.Jay Z and Kanye West.
“I respect everyone’s talent, current and old school, and I listen to all genres of music.  I’m always  intrigued by how other artists paint a picture and get their point across.”  Frank’s music effortlessly fuses these different styles to create his unique sound.
In 2004 FRANK began creating his own brand of soulful R&B that sets him apart from other artists.  “If you happen to be tapped into to your soul, you can feel my music as soon it comes on.  Whether you like it or not, you can feel the sincerity.  The music industry I grew up loving had so much more variety and flavors, flavors that music lacks today.  So as an artist I make sure that I stay true to myself and do my part to give my audience a unique vibe that they can hold on to for a life time.”
When asked to describe his sound, FRANK repliedI prefer to let people describe the sound and how it makes them feel.  If I had to, I would say that “BOOM “ is an accurate description of my sound.  It is the heaviest, hardest hitting, soul rich content we’ve heard in a long time!  My music is a feel, a vibe…the soul food of the future.”
He is currently working on a few different projects.  He has a new EP  and an album in the works and will be going on tour later this year.  “My main goal is to stay busy and touch as many people in the universe as I can with my songs.  And of course I’d love to bring home a few Grammy awards in the future!” (Laughing)

 

FRANK VOCALS’ double EP, “CAN I BE FRANK WITH YOU“, is a musical account of his life, love and journey.  Tracks like “Get Right Back“, “Swerve“, “System” and FRANK’s personal favorite, “Don’t Go“, will surely have you in the zone.

 

Instagram: @IamFrankvocals
FB :  Frank Vocals 
Twitter:  @IamFrankvocals
Official Video FRANK VOCALSLucky for you“: