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FLIP J HENDRIXS

FLIP J HENDRIXS already has the underground music scene in a chokehold, now he’s climbing out the manhole headed for the top spot!

A rebel born in Harlem, USA (via 138th St. in Mitchell Projects) and raised in the South Bronx, FLIP has no problem standing up and standing out. His distinct musical sound is a beautiful combination of Hip-Hop, Pop, Jazz, Drill Rap, Caribbean vibes and R&B. “Basically I draw from all different genres of music. There’s no limit to my versatility. My style is unidentified. I’m different, that’s the difference.”

Oddly enough his music career began the day he buried his father. Needing to focus on something other than the difficulty of losing his loved one, FLIP sat down and conversed with his father’s mentor. “KEITH and I were chopping it up at the service, reminiscing about my Pops when he randomly asked me if I rapped. I was like, “Hell yeah I rap!”, and at that exact moment my dreams came alive! I hit the studio right after my Pop’s funeral service and never looked back.”

Five years later, we can see the progress FLIP’s laser focus has garnered him. He has a host of bangers streaming on your favorite music platforms, visuals available on his YouTube Channel and a new EP in the works. “I had to lock in on my music and start working towards my goals. No days off!”

When it comes to music and entertainment FLIP dabbles in a little bit of everything, He enjoys recording music, writing songs, creating beats and melodies and performing for the crowd. You’d be hard-pressed to find this ball of energy sitting still in any type of setting. “If I wasn’t rapping, I would probably be an extreme skateboarder who designs clothing and plays the guitar here and there. (Laughing) I love being active and doing creative and interesting things. I cannot be idle.”

After quietly observing the music scene, FLIP has seen and heard enough to know the pitfalls that come with a career in this industry, yet he is determined to become a success while staying true to himself. “There is some good, bad and ugly in this industry, like everything else in life. I want to keep it as real as possible. The music on my side of town is ok, but I’m a little bit tired of hearing it. The lack of individuality wears me out. As an artist I pride myself on being original. All of us artists can’t keep rapping about the same things. The people want different sounds and music that they can relate to.”

FLIP’s favorite artists include Lil Wayne and 50 CENT. He also has a fondness for New York’s 90’s Hip-Hop Era (which explains the authenticity in his style). I’m not sure most of today’s Rappers would’ve survived the 90’s when you actually had to have bars and a message. When asked to describe himself as a musician and why he chose his eccentric moniker, he broke down all of the different elements that make up the superstar persona of FLIP J HENDRIXS

FlipJamesHendrixs
I am a rockstar. I am a chameleon.
I can blend in with any genre of music.

Fliphendrixs
Smoove, sensitive, bad boy type. Unique fashion sense. Grown man vibes. Enjoys uplifting others and is not afraid to tell it like it is.

FlipJhendrixs
Very energetic, real active and animated. Brings a lot of energy with his skateboard, sporty vibes and bright colors.

A wise man once said, A self-aware man is a successful man and FLIP J HENDRIXS knows exactly who he is and what he wants. “I want the world, not just the streets. My wave is for the whole world to embrace, not just the block.”

FLIP the world can’t wait to hear what journey your musical imagination and high energy will take us on with your new project, let’s go!

Until then subscribe to FLIP J HENDRIXS’ YouTube Channel and check out his singles and EP’s on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal etc…

YouTube 👇🏽

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCn1loB0ujxp8fHb9mHAMWbQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_dPbp2B_wI5gpPTsbEQHg

SoundCloud 👇🏽

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FLIP J HENDRIXS
DJ, Hip-Hop/Rap, mixtape

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 because after my aunt sent us to bed, my cousin would leave the radio on all night and I’d get to hear all the new music and dope artists that were trending at the time. That’s how I stayed connected to Hip-Hop.”

He was particularly fascinated with the DJs and how they cut, blended and spun records. “I was mesmerized with the DJs and how they played. Hearing them take a hot record and blend it with another hot record to create an even hotter record was amazing to me!”

The first time A.Z. went to a live party and saw first hand how the DJ controlled the crowd and the mood of the party, he knew it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

A.Z. began DJ’g in 2007 after finishing high school. He started off doing small, local events while he saved up money to buy his own equipment and rent spaces to practice his craft.

DJ’g was no hobby, this was his future. “I didn’t want to be like other DJ’s who just played songs and pushed buttons. Because to me, the turntables are an instrument. I wanted to learn how to manipulate the TurnTables backwards and forwards and be able to scratch and blend records with precision.”

He looked to local DJ’s who were well-experienced for guidance. They helped A.Z. build his library of music and taught him the basics of rocking a party. “At that point I felt I knew enough and had the confidence to DJ in a club.”

He began DJ’g regularly at local venues, gaining experience and making a name for himself. “That worked until I took a huge loss in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy hit. All of my equipment was destroyed and I was forced to start over from the ground up.”

A.Z. was determined to move past this loss and rebuild. It took some time but he eventually bought new equipment and got back to DJ’g clubs and lounges. “I was excited to be back on my grind! I turned it up a notch and began branding myself and I haven’t looked back since.”

A.Z. describes his style of DJ’g as aggressive and unorthodox. “Behind the set I am aggressive and spontaneous. I try to stay away from cliché mixes, for example “Maria Maria” blending into “Wild Thoughts” (laughing). My song selections and mixes are different every time I play, which helps keep other DJ’s from biting my mixes and claiming them as their own.”

He is a definite crowd pleaser and plays for the enjoyment of the masses. “I am well versed on the genres of music I play and I have an intense passion for pleasing the crowd. I like to get in and out of records a little quicker than the average DJ, which I learned from watching the greats before me. I studied their scratching, blending and joggling techniques, added parts of them to my own flavor and created my unique style.”

A.Z. aspires to become successful DJ and producer while keeping the true art of DJ’g alive. “The more and more times are changing, the more and more I feel the DJ is being forgotten about. During the golden years of Hip-Hop, an emcee wouldn’t dream of performing without his DJ. Things are very different now with the changes and developments in technology.”

And he won’t let the industry forget how important the presence of a live DJ is. “The art of DJ’g has changed from carrying crates full of records and having to know what BPM’s are. Now we carry our laptops and create playlists on the computer. Inventions like the iPad and digital music streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify have made it to where people don’t feel they need a live DJ at their event.  But I think the DJ’s position in Hip-Hop is still very important. A computer can’t bring the energy that a live DJ can. It also can’t measure the crowd’s temperature or know what’s hot in the streets.”

A.Z. likes to put on a show while he’s spinning. “Sometimes I may get on the mic and tell a story that relates to the next song I’m gonna play to, you know, hype the record a bit. I also play in sets based off the vibe of the crowd. My ear for music is different. I know when to play the cliché “hottest record” then mix it up by throwing on a record that no one expects to hear in a club or a throwback record that puts the crowd in a zone. I’m pretty great at what I do, you gotta see it to believe it!”

He was fortunate enough to grow up during the best eras of Hip-Hop, from the late 80’s to early 2000’s. “I’ve seen first hand how the course of Hip-Hop has changed. There are so many DJ’s and artists who have influenced my career, as well as some historical events in Hip-Hop that influenced me to become a DJ. I feel blessed and grateful to be a part of this culture.”

DJ A.Z. released his first mixtape titled, “iB“, last winter. The tape featured new artists from various states. He personally traveled to each of their cities to record songs with them. “It was a dope experience! I called it, “The Vacation Tour”. I visited the inner cities of New York, Boston, Miami and many other states. I learned how much work really goes into putting together a complete project.”

He has plans to produce more music in the future but for now A.Z.’s focus is branding himself to become a household name and continuing to put his talents on display at a venue near you.

Keep an eye on this rising star, DJ A.Z., he is sure to leave his mark on the Hip-Hop culture!

INSTAGRAM@DJ_A.Z._

SOUNDCLOUD: MR.SEEIT2BLVIT

https://soundcloud.com/mrseeit2blvit

Emcee, EP, Hip-Hop/Rap, new music, Rapper

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 a huge fan on of the culture before I got serious about making my own music in the early 2000’s.”

He is inspired by the fans and lovers of real Hip-Hop music. “Knowing my voice can be heard all over the world inspires me to create. And the fact that music can lead to financial security for my family is an added inspiration.”

INNOCENT? names his grandfather as his greatest musical influence. “My grandfather was my number 1 influence. He taught me how to really LISTEN to the music. He taught me how to dissect different instruments. As far as artists who influenced me, I’d have to name the Jungle Brothers , NWA, RedMan, RAKIM, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, LL COOL J, WuTang Clan, EPMD and GURU of GANGSTARR…shit I can go on for days! And all of my influencers are pretty much my favorite emcees.”

He describes his rhyme style as charismatic/genuine/smooth but still gritty. His humble but assertive spirit capture your attention while his potent bars grab you by the collar and look you dead in your eyes! “I’m a BoomBap lyricist and representative of real Hip-Hop. I am here to keep the fire going! I don’t pay attention to anyone else’s style, I just do me. That in itself separates me from other emcees.”

Not a new-jack in this rap game, INNOCENT? was the first underground Hip-Hop artist to have rap music played on the hit television show Law & Order! (Episode starring Fab 5 Freddy, Sticky Fingers and Bokeem Woodbine).

One of his favorite Hip-Hop memories to date is having the opportunity to shoot the music video for “Say Cheeze” with Rockness Monsta of Heltah Skeltah at 5 Pointz American Mural Space in Long Island City before it was demolished.

He is currently putting the finishing touches on “Escape 2 Alcatraz 2” EP, the follow-up to his underground classic “Escape 2 Alcatraz 1“, which featured some of Brooklyn’s finest…Shaz Illyork, Stuck B and Roc Marciano. Both projects are produced entirely by INNOCENT?’s innovative/Brooklyn-native producer, ALCATRAZ ED.”E2 A2“, is slated to drop in mid to late August of 2019 and is sure to be a banger!

“My ultimate goals as an artist are to work with as many of the artists I admire and grew up listening to, that I possibly can, and, of course, walk across the stage with a Grammy award in my hand!”

Website : Innocentflow.com

Instagram@innocentflow13

YouTube.com/itsthemrecordingsSoundCloud.com/

https://youtu.be/EskzeRAa8lM