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[Mixtape] YLyric – Summer Lion @YLyric

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Fresh New Hip Hop. Late 90s Early 2000s Feel. Great lyrics accompanied with great production, this southern artists takes you on a great ride with a variety of different vibes and flows. Theres a little something for everybody. Kenneth ‘YLyric’ Jones was raised in the Red Apartments located in Kenner, Louisiana. His great aunt, who was responsible for taken care of him and his cousins, raised Kenneth Jones to become the young man we have come to know as YLyric. As a young child reared by his great aunt, Kenneth’s mom was off to college studying for her nursing career, with a grateful appreciation that her child was in good hands. Kenneth always excelled and stood out from his peers. Family and friends describes YLyric as an over achiever. Wanting to channel his energy and enthusiasm, his family encouraged him to play football. In time, he excelled and became an all around athlete, amassing several accolades in the sports of, track and field, and football. Kenneth eventually moved with his mom and brother in the Lincoln Manor area of Kenner, Louisiana, as his mom worked toward finishing medical school. Throughout his middle school days, YLyric began focusing on improving his musicianship. At a very young age, he started recording local artist from a desktop computer, as he help produce solo tracks and duo mixtapes via karaoke machines, from a room closest. The experiences as he described it included childhood friends. As time would reveal, this young inspiring artist began to show a greater interest in music through the art of hip-hop rapping. Intrigued with his newfound interest, his older sibling presented him with a music track to write lyrics too, and the story begins of YLyric. In his senior year, YLyric decided to put down his cleats, and pick up the mic full-time. Having already dropped three mixtapes with local artist, Ylyric would describe his dissatisfaction with his progress in the music industry as leisurely. Despite receiving recognition of his success, he decided to take his journey as a full-time goal for becoming a well-known rap artist. YLyric found his artistry at a standstill because of a 7 ½-month incapacitation period and constant turmoil in his personal life. YLyric has utilized the mic as an outlet for success and have not looked back since. His success includes owner and operator of PlatinumWaxxxEnt. Having done multiple shows and appearances, He is currently gearing up for the road to push one of his Hit Singles “Waterfalls” Prod. By Grammy Winning Producer Sirclef. Out Now On All Major Download & Streaming Networks. Platinum Waxxx Entertainment 512 Webster St. Kenner, La 70062 504-931-0471

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Twitter & Instagram: @YLyric
Whylyric@gmail.com

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Master Class: Duane DaRock by DJ Layne Luv

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Napoleon Hill goes on record with his book Think And Grow Rich telling the reader the very day he was sent on a mission to seek out the most successful people in the nation at that time, and develop a formula for how they became that way. The proposition was set by steel giant Andrew Carnegie. The two things I took from that fateful encounter is that successful men act quickly and change their minds slowly. 2nd, is belief,  will take you further than you can ever imagine. My point is, had Napoleon Hill let the knock of opportunity pass him by, by not recognizing a jewel (opportunity) handed to him from greatness, he might have robbed the world of some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time inspired by his book. In July of 2017, in a conference room in Raleigh North Carolina, filled with DJ’s and radio personalities, I also felt the knock of opportunity when I heard the story of Duane DaRock…as told by Duane DaRock, and my journey has not been the same since. When he told the story of being homeless, I was at the time on the verge of being homeless and I didn’t know how I was going to get to North Carolina, let alone eat while I was down there. But one week before his breaking point…his life changed. One chance meeting with a legendary rapper solidified his place in music history. Ladies and Gentleman… Legendary Producer Duane DaRock.

SO: Mr. DaRock, so glad you could join Straight Official today. When you spoke at the Fleet Music Conference this past summer, you had something different to say vs, just talking about the music business itself, you wanted to drive home positive energy and vibrations. What made those things the forefront of your message?

DD: Well I’ve known about the power of vibration since I was 4 years old and the gift that came with that was being in tune with the vibrations of the universe and whatever you think about you bring about. The game changer for me was when my grandfather died when I was 12, that’s when I jumped in the music business which makes 32 years being in the music game. I will solely accredit the things I’ve accomplished in this business based on it being all about positive energy, good vibrations.

SO: So where did determination play a factor in your will to make it in the music business?

DD: Like I said I knew at the age of 12 what I wanted to do, so I let nothing or no one take me off of that path. So in 93′ I started producing records with the help of a man by the name of Steven Brown. He was a jazz musician. What happened was, I couldn’t find anyone to make beats for me being that I was from the Boston area. So I learned what I could until eventually I became self contained until the fateful day I met Big Daddy Kane. From there I started producing beats for Digable Planets, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, LL Cool J and the list goes on.

SO: I know the story , but for those that need to hear this, tell the inspiring story of how you met Big Daddy Kane.

DD: Ok so I was homeless. My girl kicked me out and I was bouncing from place to place and I was starving. I was starving to the point my homie said I needed to go get some food assistance. I got all the way there and something came over me and I said NO! I’m dope…I’m dope. I went home to make some rice because it’s all I had to eat….as I’m pouring the rice in the pot, a jar from the cabinet falls and breaks into the pot of rice. I pick out the big pieces but mind you the little pieces are still in there, I literally ate glass that night. This sparked not only a fire but a fearlessness in me. About a week later, I went to the Big Daddy Kane concert on a mission to let Kane hear my beats. I tell the security that I’m one of Kane’s dancers. Security wasn’t having it. So as fate would have it, a fight broke out distracting security and so I ran. I didn’t know where I was running to, but I ran right into the back of Big Daddy Kane. I told him what I did and he listened to the beats. While he’s doing this, I can see security coming to get me. And in true Kane cool fashion. He gives this look to say, “Can’t you see he’s with me?” The very next day I’m in the studio with Kane and I’m officially in the music business. But let’s be clear…I’ve been homeless even two other times after that. I’ve made money, lost it, made it again. It was a clear lesson from God to stay humble. The Lord giveth and he taketh away.

SO: You and Jadakiss seem to have a trusting working relationship. How did that come about?

DD: I met Jadakiss through the actor Duane Martin. I did a song for a movie called Hustle and Heat. Duane Martin and Jadakiss both played in that movie, so through working together, we just kept building until eventually we ended up doing the song Letter To Big with Faith Evans which ended being the main song on the Biggie movie. But let me backtrack. I met Faith one night because I was hungry and I listened to my craving and went to Fat Burger. What I thought was a craving, was in fact that I was being guided by the vibrations. When I saw her, I told her about my studio, she came back and heard a couple tracks and that night I penned the hook to Letter To Big.

SO: What do you say to the theory that people sell their souls to get into the music industry?

DD: First of all, your soul is not for sale, so you can’t literally sell your soul. But I will say that when you go against who you are to gain some sort of stardom or unearned favor, you are then going against who you are morally and that’s why you see the heavy drugs and heavy drinking because some people in the industry have made deals that compromise who they were, so they drink to escape their now reality. You can be in this business without succumbing to the tricks of people trying to tap into your inner core of who you are. But thats why you have to operate on a high vibration so you can recognize and avoid that trap.

“When you link with demonic forces for superficial gain, you go against the will of God and that’s what selling your soul means to me.” -Duane DaRock

SO: Who’s responsible for how you ethically move throughout the music business and keep your integrity?

DD: HAHAHAHA make sure you put this in there. And put my laugh in big bold letter too. There so many artists today that wouldn’t have gotten where they are without the people they shitted on, pimped and played. A lot of ghost writers and ghost producers will never see the light of day. They receive no credit and are getting robbed regularly. But these are they same people responsible for the success you see in today’s artists. A lot of people at the top…stole their way to the top. There are a lot of wolves in this industry, but I consider myself a lion. A Lion moves gracefully and knows it rules that land. A Lion commands and takes what he wants when he is hungry. A wolf plots, plans and preys on anything weaker. A wolf is constantly looking to devour, a Lion attacks only when necessary .

SO: What’s your final word for today’s up and coming musicians?

DD: When you’re tapped in to your inner guidance, it will tell you what you need to do. Stop saying “I’m chasing my dreams.” If someone tells you to “Chase your dreams” smack the shit out of em. Anything you are chasing is obviously running away from you. The words you want to use is that I’m attracting my reality…I am manifesting my dreams. You’re talking about the guy that was homeless three times yet Kevin Hart used my song about struggle to be the main song for his movie. It can happen for you if you believe in yourself. I’m Duane DaRock and I stand by what I’ve said.

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[Single] Chantly Jones – I Grind @chantlyjones

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Chantly is now the latest musical inspiration coming out of Charlotte representing his hometown to the fullest. C.J. is no longer a best kept secret as his presence in the entertainment world is quickly elevating with his recent hit tunneling through the underground music scene having no end in sight!


Connect w/ Chantly Jones

Twitter/chantlyjones
IG/chantlyjones
Booking chantlyjones@gmail.com

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[Single] Jasmin Cadavid – Strike A Pose @JasminCadavid

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Miami, Florida artist Jasmin Cadavid is back with a new hit. Female artist Jasmin Cadavid release her second single entitled “Stroke A Pose” from her upcoming project. She decides to strike again why the iron is hot after her debut single “Float” did really well. Stay tuned for her upcoming project coming real soon. Jasmin Cadavid was born November 18, 1989 in Miami, Florida. Her mother is from Guatemala, and her father is from Colombia. Jasmin is the first born of 5 children. Jasmin was raised and spent most of her life in Miami. Being brought up by her mother and step father, which whom played drums in a band, her love for performing and arts began. She started receiving recognition for sports, arts, and academics at an early age, a gifted student, competing in brain bowls, main character in school plays, show choir soloist, most valuable athlete of the year in the year book, most attractive, soccer, cross country, track, softball, etc. Jasmin easily started making a name for herself. Like a lot of other families in Miami though, She was exposed to drugs and violence early as well. With many achievements, Jasmin ended up being expelled from schools, fighting, and in and out of juvenile detention centers. At the age of 16 Jasmin was already on her own and despite the troubles in the past she started slowly becoming an entrepreneur. Graduating high school, started modeling, attended Miami acting school, went to college, bought her first property at 21, got license in real estate, creating a brand for herself. Starting 2015 Jasmin ended a troubled relationship with a significant other who was murdered in Miami, soon after Jasmin went full force with her career and was awarded Video Vixen of the year, became the first girl in the industry to have her own marijuana strand, ‘Jazzy Kush’, then founded ‘Jazzy Rolling Papers’; an all organic noncancerous glue slow burning rolling paper company- with the first FDA approved PINK colored paper. Since music was always a first love for Jasmin she finally took a step into doing what she always had. After Grammy award winning vocalist, Wanya Morris of Boyz ll Men, started mentoring Jasmin and vocal coaching her, Jasmin has released two single thus far “Float” and “Strike A Pose” with an upcoming project on its way.

Listen to Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/jasmincadavid/strike-a-pose-official-audio

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Jasmin Cadavid
https://www.instagram.com/JasminCadavid/
https://soundcloud.com/JasminCadavid
https://twitter.com/JasminCadavid
https://www.snapchat.com/add/JasminCadavid
https://www.youtube.com/user/jasmincadavid/videos
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2mB1VTtFjKFqRT49dCnShX
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jasmin-cadavid/id1226913226

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[Single] Infinite Starr Le Flair – I’m Off @monroekush

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Infinite Starr Le Flair scores big with contagious new single “I’m Off”. Jackson, Miss.- Mississippi-based rapper/ singer/ songwriter Infinite Starr Le Flair (AKA Monroe Kush) has initiated a champagne campaign from Maine to Spain like she was running for the presidency with seductively scandalous Country Boy Music-released hit single “I’m Off.” Since its unofficial release last April, the single has grown legs on its own and caught on like a raging wildfire. In a handful of months, it has been featured on the top six hip-hop mixtapes in the country, enjoyed more than half-a-million online streams, boasts over 100,000 physical downloads and is spinning in mixshow rotation on several select radio stations across the Mid-South. “We sent the song to a few DJs around the country to test the markets. We were planning to officially drop it next year,” Infinite explains. “But before we knew anything, they had been playing it in strip clubs and on radio mixshows. So the DJs picked the song for us.” Killing them softly with biting, bitter/sweet vocals over menacing, mid-tempo production and hypnotizing chimes, the momentum continues to grow. And Infinite has no plans of letting up any time soon. “I’ve gotten so much attention for my music because I’m not afraid to experiment with the music and create my own sound,” she reveals. “That’s how I’ve been able to grow my own fan base organically. A lot of people are looking for a female artist to fill that creative niche.” Fulfilling that “niche” is exactly what she has been doing since dropping her smashing debut mixtape Bi Mi Self/Gotta Be Me in 2006. Since then, she has built her brand from ground up with more than a dozen mixtapes, numerous awards and fans across the South and East Coast. Last year, she set the industry on its ear as host of Strictly 4 Traps ‘N Trunks mixtape entitled Mississippi Edition, featuring exclusive music from Def Jam/ Universal artist Big K.R.I.T., as well as many of the state’s brightest underground talents including Joker 2 Cold, Lil Mal, Kamikaze and Hollywood Luck, among others. She also teamed up with rappers Sachmoe Phlanagan and Archangel for a sizzling hot collaborative project Jack Of All Trades Street Tapes Vol. 1. The 16-track mixtape is presented by Traps-N-Trunks, DJ Bigg V and DJ 1200 and includes special appearances by DJ Scream, Zaytoven, DJ Winn and comedian JJ Williamson of Johnson’s Family Vacation. Throughout her career, she was awarded Best Female Rap Artist two years in a row by the Jackson Music Awards, nominated for Best Female Mixtape by the Southern Entertainment Awards and nominated for an Indie Music Top 25 Award by the Indie-Music Awards. Continuing to keep the momentum going full speed ahead, she continues to top herself with latest banger “I’m Off” and is readying the release of upcoming EP Eight Talk, scheduled to drop summer 2018. “My whole career has been based off grinding and selling CDs,” Infinite admits. “I grind. I have only one goal in mind, and that’s showing the world that I was born to do this!”

Available on Virdiko
http://virdiko.com/album/im-off

Website: http://www.infinitestarr.com
Twitter: @monroekush
Instagram: monroekush
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/infinitestarr

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[Single] Young Rayda – Stay Down [prod by Fresh Jones] @YoungRayda @_FreShJones

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Young Rayda coming from the Soufside of Atlanta dropping his debut single produced by his Producer/Manager Fresh Jones! Everything is true life no gimmicks! Stayed Down For it!

Listen on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/youngrayda/stay-down-prodby-fresh-jones/s-LfQ2U

Stay Connected
IG: @YoungRayda
Twitter: @YoungRayda
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/youngrayda
Booking: youngrayda@gmail.com

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[Single] Lozo Glain – See the Hate @LozoGlazin414

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Milwaukee rapper Lozo Glazin has teamed up with fellow native producer Melo Droppin 30 for his new single “See The Hate”. His smooth style and delivery is a perfect match over the bounce type track. “See The Hate” is exactly what the title says, seeing the hate in these haters. The single is the second track released off his up and coming 2018 EP that to date remains untitled.

Available now on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/see-the-hate/id1294759896?i=1294761366https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Falbum%2Fsee-the-hate%2Fid1294759896%3Fi%3D1294761366

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Twitter: @LozoGlazin414
Instagram: lozoglazin414
Booking email: HLaborpromotions@gmail.com

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