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Cydnei Chyan: Fleet Djs Georgia [Media Pass]

Cydnei Chyan @CydneiChyan  is a singer/songwriter born January 15th in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in Atlanta Ga.  Chyan’s takes her love for hip hop and her neo soul melodies and puts them together to create a unique sound of her own.
Falling in love with music was easy for Cydnei. She came up listening to hand picked classics from her mother and grandmother and started to put ink to paper. The energy of hip hop blended with the smooth vibes of R&B  from inspirations like  Aaliyah, Anita Baker and Erykah Badu has helped to create her vibe of feel good music in the realest way. Cydnei’s main objective is to give you her story in melodies and 808s that evokes emotion.

Chyan’s debut release of her EP, the BLUEP, came in early of 2018 and then followed another project titled FEELNGS that displays different emotions of love. Her recent single, Go For It, gives you summer time Afro beat vibes which was released on summer of 2019. 

https://tidal.com/track/112562800

https://tidal.com/album/87094172

https://music.apple.com/us/album/go-for-it-single/1471273780

#GetSOM via @MsBoomNYC @FleetDjsGeorgia

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“Media Pass ” Fleet djs of Georgia ft; Artist “SIRE”

Sire is the breakout star of Lifetime Networks “The Rap Game” from Executive Producers Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri
J-Lee “Sire” Haulcy, 15, “The Yung King of Hip Hop” is a hip hop artist, actor, and television personality from Saginaw, MI by way of Atlanta, GA. At just 15 years of age Sire has had many notable accomplishments. He was the youngest emcee invited to join the UBL as well as one of the youngest featured artist on Cypher Circuit and 16 Bars of Real Rap. As a spokesperson for then First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign, Sire worked with the likes of Beyonće, Doug E. Fresh and Dr, Oz, encouraging kids across the country to “Drink Wat-aah”. Sire is also an IMDB accredited actor with several film credits as well as a professional model and a well accomplished motivational speaker who recently added Youth Correspondent to his resume. Being an emcee has always been at the heart of Sire. From a very young age Sire began to hone his craft freestyling, writing songs and eventually making records. Everything that he has accomplished has led to his breakout moment as a contestant on season five of the Lifetime Networks hit series “The Rap Game”. Executive produced by Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri (who hosts the show) this show follows six aspiring rappers, challenging them to freestyle, flow and rhyme their way to victory. In what is being called “The Most Intense Season Yet” season five showcases Sire as he works with legends like Lil Jon, Killer Mike, and Will.I.Am. You can follow Sire and support his #YungWor1d movement on IG, Twitter and FB @Sire_YD1. His motto is Peace and Love and his mission statement is (UMI) Uplift, Motivate & Inspire. For further information or bookings email booking4sire@gmail.com

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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH TIFFANY PAIGE

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc?

I’m Tiffany Paige, my super hero name came from a combination of my name Tiffany and my 3 yr old cousin (at the time) Paige who love to emulate me! I grew up oversees, an army brat and now live right outside of Washington D.C.!

2. Why did you decide to become a DJ/ Artist/ Entertainer?

I decided to become an artist because I’ve always had a knack for melody and passion for music and I discovered my voice at the age of 5..in the bathroom with my Mother singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow!” So I figured, I should do something with this gift…and here I am!

3. Who and/or what motivates you?

From a music standpoint what motivates me is a happy record, that delicious melody that for whatever reason makes you feel good and can ignite those creative juices! From a personal standpoint, what motivates me is watching my two little girls excitement whenever they hear me sing!

4. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?

My biggest accomplishment today is releasing my FIRST OFFICIAL record of Tiffany Paige. I’ve been featured on a lot of Indy records over the past decade and finally this one is ALL ME!

5. What projects currently working on?

I’m currently working on my own material and plan to release a few more singles in the near future. I’m also working with a licensing company for possible Network placements for the arsenal of material in my catalog of work.

6. What changes would you like to see in the music/entertainment industry?

The changes I would like to see in the music/entertainment industry is more connectivity to the listener of the music released. Meaning more songs that are relatable and tell a story. We somehow turned a page on storytelling when it comes to writing music.

7. What makes you different from other artist?

What makes me different from other artist is that I do my best not to blend and sound like any other artist. I consider myself a chameleon when it comes to different genres of music. My goal is to do the EXACT opposite of what is “current.” Without forgetting the most important component, which is ME.

8. What crews, company’s are you apart of why did you join the Fleet Djs?

I’m currently a crew of ONE aside from my amazing producer, Big Rush that I work with. I’ve decided to join Fleet DJs after DJ Jay Erica stumbled on my page and it was INSTANT chemistry!

9. What other skills/talent do you have?

When i’m not behind a microphone I’m an IT girl, techy by trade. I also love to decorate and plan events..I have a knack for making pretty things on a small budget!!

10. What do you do in your free time? Any Hobbies?

I don’t have much free time, I have two little divas who consume most of my time outside of work and music! Currently my hobbies are school projects 🙂

11. Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?

I have a few Day Ones who’ve been my ride or die on this journey that I’d like to shoutout..John Robinson aka Lil Sci, Big Rush and my brother Michael!! They’ve been my support system and I’m very appreciative to have them in my corner. Thanks fellas!!! U can follow me on IG @mstiffpaigemusic

Stay tuned for more….

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[ARTIST] K DASH: ANOTHER RACK

Ft. Lauderdale rapper K Dash is not playing games. She is breaking open the game and giving you the life of a South Florida real bitch with her vibe. Her flow so disrespectful it makes you replay. The South Florida emcee’s body is that of a goddess. K Dash just wants the right person to give her a chance.

K Dash has S. Florida checking for her hella hard with her single Another Rack.

Her favorites 3 female rappers are Lil’ Kim, Foxxy Brown and Florida’s own Jackie-O

Follow her on IGhttp://instagram.com/officialkdash

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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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Beekay Entertainment’s own Cifeman repackages “Cifenberg” plans May release

 

Born Kerven Chery in Port Au Prince, Haiti Brooklyn based MC Cife…Man began his journey in the Hip Hop the old fashioned way, at the lunch-table in High School. The exact scenario that has birthed countless legends, the cafeteria cypher was the world’s first glimpse of Cife…Man’s talent.  Further intrigued by the art and the culture that is Hip Hop he began to do his homework on exactly what it takes to be an MC and furthermore an impactful contributor to the greatest genre of music.

 

Inspired by the likes of Buju Banton, Beanie Man, Elephant Man, Wu-Tang, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Cam’ron, Jay Z, Nas, and The Notorious B.I.G his content is very real. In every sense of the word, Cife Man’s lyrical depictions are centered around his life’s experiences as a father, husband, son, and hustler.

Utilizing one of his greatest strengths, his voice, Cife Man has become a regular on the Rotten Apple indie scene. As a performer he is well regarded for going above and beyond when delivering his music in a LIVE setting.  His recent credits include sharing the stage with Machine Gun Kelly as  well as Troy Ave at BB Kings to add to the opportunity of opening up for one of his favorite MCs of all time – Redman at Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.

A solo artist since 2007, Cife along with his Beekay Entertainment team has crafted a brand of respect and homage to the culture. Adding accomplishments it would seem daily, Cife Man is ready to catapult his competitors and write his name amongst the stars. With countless mixtape releases under his belt (More Fire, Delorean Music) Cifeman has kicked off the campaign for the release of his Cifenberg project which is due out this coming May.   Check out the artwork.

 

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King Bo Bandz: It’s Good To Be The King by DJ Layne Luv

As The Notorious B.I.G. said, “If you don’t know, now you know nigga!” Big boys been running things in the rap game for a long time. But I’m not just talking about big in stature but also how they think. But you must admit there is something fascinating about rapper that just doesn’t give a f*ck about what limitations people have, their mission is to do one thing, Smash The Game. They know they are tight with the rhymes, and the game they spit is relatable. From the first time you saw Ricky Rozay walk on stage tatted up with no shirt on….you knew he was a star. Enter… King Bo Bandz. The Worldwide Fleet DJ’s had a conference call this week, and our job was to listen to his music and offer an effective critique. I always take these calls very seriously because from the calls, journalist and DJ’s can develop a professional relationship. So I did my research and found his video on Youtube Life of a King. From my first impression, I saw the usual rap starter pack. The thuggery, video shoot in Miami, strippers with big asses, Bentley Coup, and trap references, but even with the cliche’s the song was hard. As a journalist, I know there are certain things a rapper does for appeal, but it’s my job to look for the depth of the artist. Subsequently, I went to my email and low and behold there were two other tracks for review. The songs were called Underdog and Lifestyle. Underdog put me in a mind state of the 2018 turn-up kid in the club. I then put on Lifestyle and it reminded of that Beanie Sigel The Truth flow. Bandz versality was impressive. It compelled me to take a closer look at the rapper.

By the time we got on the call, I had a lot of feedback for the rapper from Jamaica Queens NY. As we chopped it up, I noticed he listened very carefully to the questions being asked. The answers he gave let me know that Bandz was not a fly-by-night-rapper. I could tell he’d been in the game for a while. This caused me to do further research, so I went to his website and sure enough when I saw his bio, all the answers were right there in front of me of why the rapper seemed so poised and in control. But what I also read was why Bandz seemed so focused at this time in his life. Bo came into the music industry with a gentleman by the name of Russ Blade. In 2015 Blade was killed. At a time, where most artists would lose focus because of the tragedy, this increased Bandz determination to carry on the legacy of his long time friend.

As The Fleet DJ’s talked with him that night, I could tell Bandz was a people person. He stayed on the line until all critiques were given and all questions were asked. But when it got to me, he took my journalism serious including the hard critique about what records would work, and what wouldn’t work in Ohio. That scored big points with me. Hence this 1 on 1 interview for Straight Official. So at this time, I would like to present to some and introduce to others King Bo Bandz…

SO: So I’ve kinda explained who you are, but walk me through your relationship with Russ Blade and how that effects your music today.

KBB: Well, we were together since we were kids. So him and the homie Freaky Neeky in North Carolina now, started me rapping when I was about 15, 16. They had already been rapping since elementary so I was kind of like the late bloomer. When Freak moved down south, we kept it moving with me and Blade up until he got killed. So now it’s just me and I’ve just got to keep it moving the best way I know how. I’ve got my team and we good.

SO: So you’re from Queens?

KBB: You know it.

SO: So Queens artists vary from a wide range of artistry. Billy Holiday lived in Queens, A Tribe Called Quest is from Queens Saint Albans….but Mobb Deep, Cormega, and Nas are from Queensbridge but so is Shan, Marley and Shante’. How is it so much artistry that comes out of Queens from such a high crime element?

KBB: You just described the whole world man. I mean come on man, people try to mystify the hood and it’s regular people in the hood. Everybody don’t sell drugs, but there are people who do. Everybody is not in a gang but there are people that are. It’s whole families here man. But there is one common thing about people in the ghetto…those that live there are always looking for a way out. Being black like like Hov said..it seems like all we have is sports and entertainment. The trap is that this shit looks easy…but this shit aint easy at all. In facts it’s harder than a 9 to 5 because everybody wants to do it. Everybody wants to be famous. But if I had a problem with any of it, it’s when those that get on don’t create opportunities so that there are other examples to follow. But if all the kids see is so-and-so going to the league, or MC so-and-so poppin bottles and rappin, that’s all these kids are going to want to do.

SO: My biggest peeve about hood rap has always been about the influence of the babies that don’t realize Trap Music is just entertainment. I was talking to Quavo a couple years ago and he said that “you are who you are period, and any rapper that’s worth something is only gonna talk about things he knows about” So my question is …is that true? and do we as an audience have a right to hold you rappers accountable to the things you put out that our babies will listen to?

KBB: First of all, let me say Quavo is right. You can’t can’t talk about nothin you don’t know about. Just like when these rappers get on these records talkin about how much money they got. When real people know by the things you’re talkin about if you’re really gettin to the money. People that are really gettin to the money rap in detail about things somebody broke just can’t. What I’m sayin is only your true self will come across to the masses of what’s in your heart. People aren’t stupid. They know when someone is frontin. But to hold someone accountable for what they say and do…Nah, everybody grown, and everybody has choices. The bad ones you either learn from it, or keep runnin into bullshit until you do. I can only do what’s best for Bo.

SO: When it comes to Kartel Gang how hard is it to keep everybody on the same page? I say this especially knowing that most rappers put they people on from the neighborhood as staff. How do you make sure people act accordingly so that the money doesn’t get fucked up?

KBB: Ok first let me say this because I don’t wanna disrespect nobody, this is just an example. You remember when you was little and ya parents gave you that talk. “Now when you get over to ya grandmothers house don’t be on no bullshit” Communication. If we’re going in an environment where everyone can be themselves..do you, but if it’s some shit where somebody’s actions might fuck up the money…the people that can’t bring it in…might have to sit this one out. Everything ain’t for everybody. But my people know..we all trynna get to the money so we have to act accordingly in certain situations.

SO: I’ve never seen a rapper market 3 singles at the same damn time. Who’s idea was that?

KBB: Man I got songs, and it’s like you said on the call, every song ain’t gonna work in every state so Lifestyle is for my Boom Bap niggas. Underdog is for them kids in the club that wanna turn up and Life of Da King is for the followers and the fans.

SO: Lastly, what do you want people to get from your music. You really seem to know how to brand yourself as an artist.

KBB: One thing about this business is that you can’t control when it’s your time to shine. You just have to keep working. I don’t focus on individual opinions of my music. I focus on the masses. Right now I’m in a really good space and I’ve got the right team Kartel Gang. I’ve been consistent and I’ve been working hard so God willing, these songs will open doors for even greater opportunity. But some key people fucking wit me. Flex, Kay Slay, DJ Chubbie Chubb so I’ve been getting some good looks. Can’t wait to come to Ohio and fuck witchall. I’m just a dude trynna come up and tell my story.

@DJLAYNELUV

@FLEETDJS

@KINGBOBANDZ

@StraightOfficialMag

 

 

 

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