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[New Music] Blizz D- Election @ATEKRECORDS

Blizz D hooks up with producer H Bone to deliver a marching band sound but with a lil bit more bass, lil bit more style and a whole lot of attitude that’s what you will get from this song Election

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LISTEN TO ELECTION ON SPOTIFY

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[NEW ARTIST] LT THE LYRICAL TWIST via @TenthLetterMed

Sundays are normally my chill day where I attend church and spend some time with family. The previous night I was invited to an mixtape release party for G-Unit South’s and Indy’s own DJ Dajon and I had the opportunity to take a listen to a few Circle City artists that were set to perform. About an hour in to the show, LT THE LYRICAL TWIST took the stage and gave a performance that rivaled the other artists in terms of both energy and lyrical prowess.

The next day LT and I were set to meet at Gorilla Squad Studios. Upon his arrival, LT was flanked by friends and his fellow labelmates. The 31 year old artist, writer and producer from Gary, IN arranged a few tables and set up his lab to pump a few of his singles off his upcoming project titled The Voice of Indiana. LT was amped when I asked about his motivation behind his performance. “My inspiration comes from power. I love power and being aggressive so everything I’m giving over the track comes from the heart.” LT’s devotion to both Hip-Hop and the business was almost compromised last year in an altercation that took place last year.

“I just got over getting shot last year. I was shot 5 times over a sitaution where it wasn’t meant for me; I was trying to protect an artist on my recording label.” LT’s dedication to his label runs deep. We soon shifted gears and discussed the songs he performed the night before. The one that got my attention was Shark Attack and I asked LT who influenced his style. “I was influenced by Pastor Troy, DMX, Twista and Lil’ Wayne. Troy and X for their aggression, Twista for his versatility and Wayne for his metaphors.”

The Voice of Indiana album plans to serve as both a statement album as well as a testament to LT’s perseverance in both life and Hip-Hop. “I had a lot of time to sit down and analyze everything going on in my life after being shot and what I really wanted to do.” When I asked what Hip-Hop meant to LT, he reflected on the genre’s basic purpose. ” I take Hip-Hop as a culture, a black culture that we can understand and it portrays the stories of our lives. My only beef with Hip-Hop are the artists who are rapping about lives they aren’t living. It’s disrespectful to the culture.”

Along with Shark Attack, LT perfomed a single title Money Walk which is indeed a BANGER! LT has received a number of requests to produce a visual for the single but he feels it needs more. “I’ve been procrastinating about releasing the video because I want to do it right! While I don’t know how to dance, I wanted to add a dance to it because there are several ways to do the Money Walk. It will be CRAZY once I get it down pact.”

Check out the rest of our interview down below by clicking the link and stay tuned for the visual for Shark Attack. In the meantime, check out the eye candy for the single Gorilla featuring Katie Gotbandz. You can follow LT through Facebook (Lyrical Twist), Instagram (@theofficiallyricaltwist), Snapchat (@thelyricaltwist) and Twitter (@twist_lyrical). For booking please contact 317-681-0037.

LT The Lyrical Twist Interview

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[New Music] Spazz Vs Armani Kay Is Letting You Know To Wait On It

Armani Kay vs Spazz is an artist from Chicago that is often mimicked but can’t be duplicated, she has that master key to the angelic harmony that she brings and also what we call the “Sauce”. She brings good music and enjoyable vibes when she hit the stage, a much very slept on artist in the city of Chicago. Being able to do further research on this artist, she has fans and supporters all over even in other countries.  Armani Kay has a trending song as a Single entitled wait on it and she basically letting everyone know that she is going and ready to set the game on fire and turn up just “Wait On It”. 

Born and Raised on the Westside of Chicago, specifically L-Town. Music has always been apart of Spazz’s life. From rapping with her brother friends at the age of 8, writing songs with her bestfriend at the age of 12 and recording for the first time at the age of 15. She knew she had a gift but wasn’t sure if she was ready for the world to hear her just yet. In 2013 she took her craft onto a professional level and start recording songs mixing singing and rapping creating this saucy sound.

Spazz dropped her first mixtape at the age of 24 titled, “No Apologies No Regrets” on March 10, 2015. The mixtape was base off real life situations that both genders can relate too. Spazz only son Laurell whom supports and motivates her was always around for the writing of each song. He even has a song dedicated to him on the mixtape titled, “For My Son”. She is very versatile and has a promising future in the music industry. She has the attitude, image and the gift that will soon be sought out.

For Features: shebespazin@gmail.com

SoundCloud: Spazz_
Instagram: @She_Hella_Trill

 

 

 

 

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I Dream Of $ Jigi $ by DJ Layne Luv

…And just like the Jeannie from the tv show her “image” caters to the fantasy of the male wishes (and some females too lol) but seriously that is not any of her concern. The true business woman from Dayton Ohio is focused on the check daily and very little else in the way of drama or negativity. Her name is Jigi Deniro as in Spanish currency. Her movement you ask? Pretty Pesos. The rest is self explanatory.

These days everybody says they’re about the check, but what caught my attention was Jigi’s consistency. It’s one thing to constantly flood a social media timeline, but to do it in a versatile way that shows your skills, grind, hustle, and doesn’t bore the audience…now that’s saying something. For example, early risers can catch her on Wright State University’s Hip Hop WakeUp Radio on 106.9fm bringing sunshine to her loyal listeners and informing them on all the latest happenings with Ohio Hip Hop artists. You might also see her at a fund raising event empowering the youth to stay in school. And for the people involved in the night life, Jigi heavily promotes Plush Adult Night Life ENT. 

Being that she was from Ohio, I wanted to do more than interview her, I wanted to be a part of the Jigi Deniro brand. So, I called her up one day and asked her if I could have the number to her manager and the information on who does all of her marketing and branding. She replied “You’re speaking to her. That would be me, me & me” LOL! I also asked her if she wouldn’t mind being a part of a worldwide organization that promotes a represents artist in every state (Fleet DJs). She said “Are you kidding me or what?…yeah I’m down.” After speaking with Aaron and presenting her artist press package, it was a go. Jigi became an official Fleet Artist. 

But please don’t judge her by what you see on the surface. Jigi is from good stock and receives love and support from her parents and the rest of her family. I asked her if her folks were ever uncomfortable about her promoting adult entertainment (dem skrippers) and she stated “Of course, any parent wants to protect their child from the pitfalls of this world, but they know that Jigi is grown at the end of the day, that means Jigi got her own bills to pay.” …she adds “But I receive so much love and support from my family, my mother especially”

What most may not know, is that even though Jigi is from Ohio she developed her HU$TLE down south at good ol Tennessee State University. She says “Attending school down there really opened me up to diversity and life outside of my Ohio bubble. When you’ve got all that talent in one area from New York, Chicago Atlanta, and California, different personalities are going to influence creativity and you give some and you take some, but it’s all there to develop what you’re trying to become.” I want to give a shout out to my HBCU family because I still carry those connections to this day….

She’s very witty. I asked how she feels when she thinks people might think she’s doing too much…and already speaking in third person she responds…“Jigi got a whole lotta Plan A’s “ I bust out laughing. “No for real…All my Plan A’s bring in some sort of revenue or income stream for me” 

She has a single out now entitled Y.E.S. being pushed by The Fleet DJ’s however, please go to her youtube channel and check out her other two hot songs “Lost Count” and “Lingo” ft D. Seanny 

Be sure to follow her on all of the social media sites because her star is rising and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

@DJLAYNELUV

@Jigi_Deniro

@StraightOfficialMag

@UptownWeekly

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RENNI RUCCI: QC OR NOT?

OK, I would like to start this article off by stating that this is in no way set up to bash Ms. Rucci. I am a fan of her music and I want to see the young artist win. I am however, a blogger, a DJ, and a fan of the HipHop culture as a whole. I am firm believer in the saying “there is no future in fronting” and so when things come across my desk that don’t add up – I have to do my job and keep the streets informed. Sometime in January a list popped up on Instagram called THESCTOP20. It created a small buzz in and around South Carolina, some people liked the list and some didn’t. Then on March 21st, Renni posted a pic of her on Instagram at the QC label signing a document as if to imply that she is actually signing to the Quality Control label. I even re-posted that pic and congratulated her on the major move. That was epic in my eyes for a female MC from the S.C.; right along with A’ja Wilson being the only three time SEC Player of the Year and #1 WNBA Draft Pick

Then i got an I got an email with a flyer that was posted on Instagram that had Renni listed as a QC artist and then one of the same flyer with her as just an artist.

And hey, mistakes are made on flyers all the time, as a Dj I know that so I really didn’t pay that much attention at all. But when the Vibe.com article came out in April; written by Darryl Roberston, I was then interested as too which is it – signed or not? I would be greatly disappointed if it wasn’t true. I fell the Carolina’s are behind Renni. She shouldn’t have to pull any publicity stunts to further her career. She is a very talented artist and she writes her own material. I have even played her songs on my radio mixes and even a few mixtape placements. Recently when I play her songs in the clubs the reaction from the crowd is all love. So i would think that QC the label would be smart enough to sign her and not pass up on the opportunity. Renni Rucci is one of the hottest female artist’s coming out of the Carolina’s. Alongside spitters like Story Bricks, Jazmine Phoenix, B. Kiddo, Yazzy, and JuJu to name a few.

The streets of the Carolina’s need to know what the deal is. I have checked Quality Control’s official Instagram and there is no announcement of them signing a deal with Renni. There are no picture’s of her and Coach K or Baby Coach (A&R for QC). I have reached out to a few of my QC DJ friends and even they don’t know. So I guess myself and the rest of the world will have to wait and see exactly how this plays out. Either way… it’s a good look for the Carolina’s.

Follow Renni Rucci on Twitter @RENNIRUCCI and Instagram @RENNIRUCCI_

Check out her latest video “TOP OFF” by clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabKk9MoFU8

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#NAENEONTHESCENE: ‘MEET THE ARTIST’ Eddie ‘ET’ Thomas

It’s Friday and it’s finally starting to look like spring here in the city of Indiana. What’s going on everyone? Its your girl NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene. I’m bringing you another ‘Meet The Artist’ edition. This 23 year old comes from Cleveland, Ohio and goes by the stage name, ET. He owns his own independent record label Sille Boy Entertainment (SBE) and is member of High Vybz Music Group.

Born Eddie Thomas in April of 1995, this artist was introduced to hip-hop at an early age from his parents. He was listening to artists such as Biggie Smalls, KRS-One, NWA just to name a few. ET began writing music in the fifth grade after being inspired by The Game’s debut album, The Documentary. In June of 2016, ET released his first studio EP called Einstein with 3 singles; Spitting Bass, Don’t Sleep On Me, and That Way. After not being pleased with the success of the project, he decided to take time crafting a new sound for himself, which he calls MidWest Musiq. Recently, ET dropped the single Plans off his upcoming project called, Kid Rocket. As he stated, with his “mature creative growth” this new project is a must listen.

 

Check out ET’s MCs act like the don’t know Freestyle video and be sure to take a listen to his latest single, Plans of his upcoming project, Kid Rocket.

https://soundcloud.com/eddiethomas95

https://twitter.com/EddieThomas95

https://www.instagram.com/eddiethomas95/

https://www.facebook.com/eddiethomas95/?ref=bookmarks

 

Follow NaeNae on all social media: @fieryscorpio81

 

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*Press Play: I Look Up/ Capital P album review by DJ Layne Luv

“….so where’s he from?” …”Delaware”…”The State?” ….”haha nah bro the city, right there from your state Ohio” This is how Capital P was presented to me via a constant DM on IG through his business partners. I must admit that for a few months, I didn’t follow up as well as I could have. Being a music critic and state manager for all of Ohio with The Fleet DJ’s, I tend to get a lot of submissions regularly. However, after I had a phone conversation with Byrd and Jamezz Bonn (Divine Engineering), I instantly felt a connection. They insisted that Capital P was the one that was going to make noise from Ohio. So I invited him up to the studio to kick it wit us just to see how he vibed with my crew. So one Wednesday, he came up to the WTMH Studio and right there on the spot, we said we were going to premier his single on our live Workout Wednesday broadcast just to see how our audience felt about his work. The single they submitted was El Hombre. I will testify, from the very first note we heard from that song, we were believers in this man’s music.

Being in this business for a while, a DJ hears a lot of music, so it really takes something special to keep an artist’s body of work from going in the pile and moving on. If you listen to Capital P’s / El Hombre first, you will be fooled into thinking he’s just another trap rapper no matter how great the song is. But when you play his entire album of Capital P/I Look Up  you’ll bear witness to artistry coming from the Delaware city. It will actually blindside you of how good Capital P really is. One of my favorite songs of the project Tuck It In takes you into the mind of a person that has seen a lot of ups and downs and of someone just trying to make sense of the world. The live guitar on this songs helps the listener drift from a stressful day into a bliss of funkdefied melody. It may actually be one of my most favorable tracks on the project.

Throughout the album you can hear the pain in the rapper’s voice. It’s a beautiful pain like that of a Bob Marley meets the rap-from-the gut-flow like Tupac Shakur. Not to even try to compare the Delaware rapper to these Legendary figures, it’s just that you can hear the same determination to change the minds in his songs. The song Good is a perfect example of that determination. As he says in the song…“I’m a get it till I’m good” the listener can truly understand Capital P will not stop until he sees some success for his labor. Once again I have to go back to the erie guitar riffs that wail, to paint the picture of a rapper with a big gift trying to push this sound out of his small city.

State of Mind you can hear Cap P making a statement. He is getting the listener to understand that the happening that go on in big cities happen right there in the city of Delaware. He wants the audience to not underestimate the crime and violence that happen where he is proud to be from. As the heroin epidemic continues to stay on the rise in Ohio, he is sounding the horn the same way Grandmaster Flash did with “The Message” when he said, “It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under” State Of Mind takes you on a day in Delaware where anything can and will happen.

Tell You What… I’m predicting will be a “ladies” summer song for 2018 in the Midwest. It’s a melodic song where the rapper tries on his vocal skills for size and delivers nicely. It’s always been a formula for rappers to come out with the radio song right before the summer. This is that song. When Cap P actually played that song for me on my radio show, I asked him “So when do you come in on the song?” they all laugh and he says “That is me through the whole song” I’m like “That you singing?”….and he grins . That was another time when I became a believer in his music.

Overall, I give this album a high rating because of the production and arrangement of all the songs. It’s a solid project! You can tell time was taken on the mixing and mastering of all the songs. When I listened to this entire album, it’s like reading a book. The content has to be just as exciting as the title. I Look Up is just that exciting to listen to.

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Out of 5 stars I would give it 4 based on production and lyrical content….5’s are given for classic albums and only the rest of the world can give him that. Let’s see if I Look Up is a game changer for OHIO.

-@DJLAYNELUV

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New Music: Denae Joi – Mis Fit (Full EP)

Listen to singer-songwriter Denae Joi brand new EP “Mis Fit”Available for download now worldwide on iTunes & Spotify.  The EP which includes 6 tracks will take you on a memorable musical ride with a list of hit club records for a fun Friday night & slow jams for the lover in you.

 

The EP was also produced by DJ Nicki Nice and includes the break out record “Across The Room”  This is something that should be added to your playlist right now!  Check out Denae Joi full EP project below!

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