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Friday, March 31, 2017

Interview with TRAY DA MENACE


Southeast Hip Hop Magazine sits down and has a one on one interview with rising hip hop recording artist TRAY DA MENACE.  Learn more about the rising young artist below and follow him on social media for more updates on his music!



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Hey Tray Da Menace, how are you doing?  Are you ready for this interview? 
Tray Da Menace:  I'm doing fine and Yes I am ready for this interview.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How would you describe yourself as an artist?  

Tray Da Menace:  As an artist I would describe myself as calculated and unique I am a total different animal.  Something that music has never seen before.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What makes you different from all the other artists that are out right now? 

Tray Da Menace:  What makes me different is the fact that I bring back lyrical rap I bring back that gritty flow people have been missing.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How long have you been rapping? 

Tray Da Menace:  I've been rapping since I was 10 years old but I just started recording last year.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What inspired you to want to rap? 

Tray Da Menace:  I was inspired by the music I would hear my mother play as i came up she influenced me in a lot of different ways



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Where are you from and what is the indie music scene like where you are?  

Tray Da Menace:  I'm from Pasadena, CA but I live in Victorville, CA the music scene is kind of scarce at the moment but that will change very very soon.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What would you say are two of your biggest accomplishments as an artist so far? 

Tray Da Menace:  I would say actually starting my career and setting goals and actually accomplishing them.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What was your worst experience in the industry so far and how did you bounce back or learn from it? 

Tray Da Menace:  So far I haven't really had one I hope that one doesn't present itself anytime soon but when it does I will be ready.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who have you worked with so far? 

Tray Da Menace:   So far I've been working with a few local artist that I've grew up with JoesphTooTrue, Red, King P.O.C, Marques Ali, and King Slappa.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who would you like to work with in the future? 

Tray Da Menace:  I would like to work with anyone that wants to work with me I'm open to all music related opportunities.



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What projects do you have out right now and what are you working on? 

Tray Da Menace:  I just dropped my first studio track "No Hook".
I have tons more on the way but at the moment I am working on my mixtape.  I don't have a title yet but it will definitely be something people will remember. 



Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Is there anything you would like to plug?  Any shout outs? 

Tray Da Menace:  I wanna shout out Victorville in general anybody out there doing things musically I wanna shout out Pasadena.  I wanna just wish everybody peace and blessings.



Get connected with Tray Da Menace on social media and these links below...


Soundcloud link:  https://m.soundcloud.com/traydamenace


Snapchat:  traydamenace

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mixtape Spotlight: #Gorilla2017 by ROYAL ENTRY


Take a listen to the latest mixtape installment from North Carolina based hip hop recording artist ROYAL ENTRY titled #Gorilla2017

STREAM IT, DOWNLOAD IT, LISTEN TO IT at the direct link below and post your feedback!
https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/royal-entry-gorilla2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee cosigns METANOIZ new single "404040"


Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee (known for working with acts such as Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz, Ice Cube's Da Lynch Mob and many many more) is certainly rocking with Southeast Hip Hop Magazine's featured hip hop duo, Metanoiz, especially their latest single and video with Chris Rivers (the son of the late BIG PUN) titled "404040".  This is what she had to say after reviewing the music!


"Fresh new hip hop from twins Metanoiz ft. Big Pun 's son Chris Rivers. The single 404040 is hot. It is hip hop that listeners can vibe to with a hard beat. I look forward to hearing what they mix up up the lab next!" - Michelle Magee


INDEED INDEED


Listen to the single for yourself at this direct link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DO_p8vyTnk

Spotlight: Solomon Childs "My Baby"


SOLOMON CHILDS is SUPASTARS CERTIFIED!
If you aren’t up on this Iconic New York City super star, you need to do your homework. Reppin’ Staten Island, Ny to the fullest, Solomon Childs is well renown as an affiliate with the Wu Tang Camp! Childs been dropping rhymes well over 10yrs with a serious dynamic range in audiences worldwide. According to multiple news sources, late 2016 Solomon Childs sustained gunshot wounds to his neck and back by unknown assailants on Forest Ave in Staten Island, Ny.  The attackers are still on the run, however that incident has not hemorrhaged Solomon’s movement and creative ability. He’s back, better than ever powered by Bullz Eye Enterprises Power-House PR (BullzEyeEnt.com) and under new management!
Solomon Child’s “My Baby” is 2017 thrown back into genuine well crafted Hip Hop of the 90s. Do not have me mistaken, this track is fresh, hip and cool. A bold display that Solomon Childs won’t be hindered by a few gunshot wounds.

View the track below & ENJOY!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

NEW SINGLE: "Goin Live" DOSE featuring SID

Dose drops hot new single "Goin Live" featuring  Sid to awaiting fans. Dose is the epitome of how a entertainer captures his audience with his whimsical hooks that causes you to feel elated, taking you on a journey thru his hood. This Montgomery native reps his city with a badge of honor and pride and his songs will enter into every household throughout the country.
DOSE's iTunes link: https://itun.es/us/3GUgib

Sid is one of the most innovative and metaphorically gifted rappers to hail from Alabama. Growing up in Montgomery, Sid realized his potential at an early age and began to master and mold his craft. He was excited about the project and happy to jump on the track!
Check out the video below:


Friday, March 17, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Symphonic Pheenix Force (SPF)




BIO:

Symphonic Pheenix Force (SPF) is an indie nerdcore hip-hop group with musical sights set upon nostalgic entertainment and equipped puns into one accord.  Based out of Tampa, Florida, SPF includes Philonius Phunk, LX, Terrible Toad King, SirenSeraph, and SwagSwitcha.  Occasionally accompanied by DJ TheWalleh, they deliver rhymes and beats inspired by comics, anime, and video games intertwined with witty punch lines. Symphonic Pheenix Force brings ecstatic energy to the stage and gives an outrageous atmosphere to the crowd.  They have shared the stage with great acts like Eye-Q, Ben Briggs, DJ Robo Rob, E-Turn and many more.  SPF surpasses the norms of hip-hop and brings bizarre originality and cleverness to all audiences.


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

https://soundcloud.com/spfnerdcore
https://soundcloud.com/philoniusphunk
https://soundcloud.com/platanero92
https://soundcloud.com/lxnerdcore
https://soundcloud.com/swagswitcha
https://soundcloud.com/sirenseraph

https://www.facebook.com/SPFnerdcore/

https://www.instagram.com/Symphonicpheenixforce/

https://twitter.com/spfnerdcore


MAIN SINGLE:

https://soundcloud.com/spfnerdcore/about-to-start-rapping-ft-ben-briggs


MAIN PROJECTS:

https://philoniusphunk.bandcamp.com/album/phunkoland

https://lxnerdcore.bandcamp.com/album/cerebro











FLASHBACK INTERVIEW: Wu-Tang affiliate KILLAH PRIEST



Check out our classic, exclusive interview with Wu-Tang affiliate KILLAH PRIEST here on Southeast Hip Hop Magazine!  


In a recent interview on The Rush Radio Show on the BRPP Network, hip hop recording artist and Southeast hip hop featured artist GHOST DOG cited Killah Priest as one of his favorite emcees!

Get familiar with GHOST DOG by following him on social media at these direct links

Twitter: @ghostdogmc
Facebook:  Ghost Dog MC

Check out GHOST DOG's DREAMS OF A WANDERING SAMURAI at this direct link

GHOST DOG








Spoken Word & Hip Hop artist DS WILL reacts to BE CHAP BEATS!




Spoken Word / Hip Hop artist D.S. Will recently stumbled across rising beatmaker / producer BE CHAP BEATS music, and this is what he had to say after listening to the phenomenal work provided by the composer provided on his official website.




Had the chance to go through the site. Nice layout and services. Nice ambient feel to the R&B and Hip Hop selections definitely allows an artist flexibility as it relates to flow and subject matter as well as emulating the sound that's "in" right now! - D.S. Will



INDEED INDEED


LISTEN TO BE CHAP BEATS PRODUCTION FOR YOURSELF AT HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.BeChapBeats.com







Thursday, March 16, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Tray Da Menace





Get familiar with rising new artist Tray Da Menace here at these direct links.





Snapchat: traydamenace

Listen to TrayDaMenace-No Hook by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to EVERYTHING by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to Watch Out ft. JoesphTooTrue by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to Nightmare ft.Red by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to Lovin all of des women by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to Hate Me When I'm Rich by TrayDaMenace #np on #SoundCloud

Artist Spotlight: Slow Chemical





Slow Chemical real name Ryan White was born and raised in New Orleans. He started rapping at the age of 11 and started recording music at the age of 21. Doing shows in Virginia, Atlanta and Maryland. He has 4 solo albums and 3 group albums and 2 group ep to his credit.

Slow chemical first released Compare to None in (2006) Respect the game not the Chain (2008) he later formed the group SDC where they would drop the group debut album in (2009) called Bang before the Theory 2012 was his most ambitious year where he dropped a solo album and a group ep just a month apart from each other the solo album was his third and called “being a gentlemen’s Overrated (2012) and he formed a new group called the “never silver spoon fed” dropped their debut ep called Even gods must Die he would go three years between projects as the “Never silver spoon fed” would drop their first album in (2015) called “why repent??? Imma do it again” his latest effort dropped in January of (2017) and it’s called Unfiltered History.


Get more updates on Slow Chemical at these links below

@neversilverspoonfed/instagram
@immadoitagain/twitter











Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Metanoiz

 


“We “We make Hip-Hop. Real Hip-Hop. Authentic Hip-Hop. We talk about reality; relationships, politics, religion, etc. We are a part of a movement of others doing the same thing. An empire is being built. Our mission is to reveal to the world a better Hip Hop. Not just with a better message…but with better beats, production, and lyrics. Our music is the epitome of excellence. We may be Christian, but we are still rappers. We still have “rap mentality”.  We will not make music that sounds like a bunch of noise. What we do is beyond noise.”
           
 Metanoiz is a Hip Hop duo that consists of identical twin brothers, Kaydom and Kaydas. Born in 1993, They spent their whole lives in the small town of Tobyhanna, PA, in the Pocono Mountains. since they were toddlers, they loved to perform for family. They had stage presence from the start. They were always surrounded by multiple genres of music, from 50’s Doo-Wops to 90’s Hip Hop. They always had an ear for music and developed a fond love for everything related to music. Quickly fast forward to age nine (9), the twin brothers began writing and decided to create the entity “Double Trouble”. They wrote their first song, which blew up in their local church. 
 
 By age 14, Double Trouble was featured on the front of their local paper for a parade performance and also won a television contest in New York City. By the time they were 15, Double Trouble already made an impact, doing over 50 performances, including performances in New York and California. Kaydom (Kevin)and Kaydas (Kenny) thought of their new name during a high school class together; Metanoiz. The term derived from the original word “metanoia”, meaning “new”. However, the twin rappers also realized that “meta” in Greek means “beyond”. They removed the “A” out of “metanoia” and added a “Z” to create the name “Metanoiz”, which ultimately meant “beyond noise”.

Resume/recent accomplishments:
Metanoiz is a very talented up-and-coming hip hop artist, a Latino twin-brother, conscious hip hop duo. 
They write original, intelligent, and positive songs. In the past year and a half they:
  *released a highly regarded mix tape titled Nissi (hosted by Don Cannon)
  
  *performed in a number of New York venues , (including the Highline Ballroom (twice), the Plaza at CitiField (N.Y. Mets), on-field at MCU Park (Brooklyn Cyclones), the Brooklyn Music Festival, Pianos, Brooklyn Borough Hall 
  
  * came in 1st place in a few indi.com best song challenges, including one co-sponsored by Snoop Dogg and 1500orNothin, and another by James Fauntleroy/1500orNothin
  
  *released an EP titled Lemniscate with features by Joell Ortiz, Chris Rivers and Christon Gray. 
  
  *shot a video with Chris Rivers for the EP track (404040) that he features on. 
 
  *shot a video with Christon Gray for the EP track (II Infinity) that he features on.
 
  *starring roles in a television commercial for Xfinity that was aired during the Latin AMA awards show.


JOIN METANOIZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
https://www.facebook.com/Metanoiz/  Metanoiz Facebook page    

Twitter: @Metanoiz               Instagram: @metanoiz 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Legendary DINCO D. of 90s Rap group LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL is BACK on a New Record!



Legendary hip hop artist DINCO D. of the 90s Hip Hop group LONS (Leaders of the New School along with Busta Rhymes and emcee Charlie Brown) is BACK (although he never really left the scene entirely) and is being featured on the new record "Rely On Me" by rising independent hip hop recording artist GHOST DOG (who is also featured on Southeast Hip Hop Magazine).  

The song "Rely On Me" is available on GHOST DOG's current LP release DREAMS OF A WANDERING SAMURAI that's now available on iTunes and everywhere music is being sold digitally!

iTunes Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dreams-of-a-wandering-samurai/id1181917942






Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee cosigns hip hop artist GHOST DOG



Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee (best known for working with acts such as Waka Flocka, Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boyz, Ice Cube's Da Lynch Mob, Ludacris and more!) has great things to say about rising indie hip hop recording artist GHOST DOG!  This is what she had to say....


"Wow, Ghost Dog's track "Rely On Me" is like a breath of fresh air! It has real old school hip hop appeal! His lyrical content is off the meter!  If only all artists created music like this today!  Mad respect Ghost Dog!" - Michelle Magee


INDEED INDEED



Purchase the new album from GHOST DOG titled  DREAMS OF A WANDERING SAMURAI on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dreams-of-a-wandering-samurai/id1181917942
and everywhere music is being sold digitally.


Booking inquiries:  ghostdaronin@gmail.com
Twitter: @ghostdogmc
Facebook:  Ghost Dog MC





Sunday, March 12, 2017

Word Up HEAVY IS THE HEAD (New Album)



Word Up is a global sensation recently returning from a world tour he has been in the lab creating his latest masterpiece. His album Heavy Is The Head is now available on Itunes:
https://itun.es/us/YMolib

Friday, March 10, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Royal Entry



Name: Royal Entry (Harold Cottingham)
Age: 30
Origin: Fayetteville, NC

Royal Entry's Bio:
In an era where the ability to create and produce music for mass consumption is readily available for anyone with an Internet connection, it's easy for artists to get log jammed behind countless numbers of emails, twitter DM's, Facebook hits and constant requests to "check out my new song" from "up and comers" who put more time into self promotion than honing their craft. That's where an artist like Royal Entry stands out from the crowd. Here's an artist who spends more time fine tuning lyrics to make sure listeners connect with the essence of the message than worrying about how many tweets he gets retweeted. Someone who constantly reviews his flow, delivery, presence, words to make sure no line is wasted. His attention to detail is second to none.

Though he was born in Florida he moved to Fayetteville, NC shortly after. Once in "The Ville" his family moved to Greensboro then Pennsylvania and finally back to Fayetteville, where he eventually put down roots. During that constant "upheaval" Entry fell in love with and found solace in Hip Hop. Drawn to the gritty beats and masterful wordplay of the "Golden Era" he eventually started to pen His own lyrics. Drawing inspiration from greats like Biggie, Nas and Scarface it's easy to see where his style developed from.

Over the better part of the last decade Entry has mastered his own style of fierce lyricism. With a distinct in your face, but not over the top delivery and witty wordplay he has the ability to pull listeners in and keep them hanging on every word. Having performed shows around the local NC circuit from Raleigh to Fayetteville he has his sights set on a much bigger stage. With artists like Royal Entry carrying the torch it's easy to see why the future of Hip Hop looks brighter than ever.

Royal Entry has opened for a number of guests, including:
Cappadonna of The Wu Tang Clan
Kaze
Superstition
MindsOne
Tanya Morgan
Legacy
Thee Tom Hardy

Performances from 2006 to Present:
Local 506 – Raleigh, NC Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC
Cat’s Cradle – Raleigh, NC Raleigh Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
The Brewery – Raleigh, NC Fire and Ice – Charlotte, NC
The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC The Skate Shop – Raleigh, NC
The Bee’s Nest – Fayetteville, NC The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC
Jack Spratts – Chapel Hill, NC Six Forks Pub – Raleigh, NC
The Pour House – Raleigh, NC Berkeley Café – Raleigh, NC
The Black Flower – Raleigh, NC Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC

Projects by Royal Entry:
Lyrical Mastermind Volume I (2007)
Mind of A Soldier (2010)
Listen To My Tape (2013)
Season Of The King (2016)
#Gorilla2017 (2017)

Links:
http://nateogdet.blogspot.com/2014/03/nate-og-nateogdet-interviews-fellow.html

Check out Royal Entry at...

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/royalentry910

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GSMG910

Instagram: https://instagram.com/GSMG910
Spinrilla: https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/royal-entry-gorilla2017


Contact Information:

910-286-7977

GSMGbusiness@gmail.com





Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee cosigns I'M ON THE BLOCK!



Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee (known for working with amazing acts such as Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz, Ice Cube's Da Lynch Mob and more) has great things to say about the song "I'm On The Block" by two rising indie hip hop heavy weights Scotty Beamin' & General P.

This is what the prestigious publicist had to say...  



"A hard hittin, high energy street anthem "Im On The Block"  by Scotty Beamin & General P is just what the rap game has been missing! Witty word play with gritty street appeal is exactly what the discerning fan has been yearning for."
Michelle Magee



INDEED INDEED

Check out the song "I'm On The Block" at the direct link below.



Scotty Beamin & General P - "I'm On The Block"
Scotty Beamin & General P.
"I'm On The Block"
https://www.spreaker.com/user/southeasthiphop/scotty-beamin-general-p-im-on-the-block




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Lazurus




Biography
To Benjamin Curtis, “Lazurus” is not simply a stage name, it defines the literal story of his life. Born March 2, 1987, baby Benjamin died on the same day. Fourteen minutes after taking what was thought to be his last breath, Benjamin came back to life—earning him the nickname “Lazurus” that has stuck with him to this day. Lazurus has kept his original birth certificate, death certificate, and second birth certificate as proof of what can only be described as a miracle.

Just as Lazurus’ entrance to this world was dramatic, so has been the live he has lived since. His wisdom extends beyond his years, but that wisdom has been earned through many widely varied life experiences. Lazurus graduated high school early, worked two jobs while putting himself through school, earned two Associate’s Degrees, worked for a top video game design company, and abandoned all that to pursue his true passion—hip hop. In pursuit of his dream, he has experienced homelessness, loss of loved ones, and all the emotions that come with those events. All of these experiences and emotions can be heard and felt through his music. Lazurus describes himself as a storyteller utilizing his generation’s method of communication, hip hop,to share these many life experiences.

Influenced by Canibus, Eminem, and OneBelo from Binary Star, Lazurus began rapping at 17. He has put out six solo albums since: Ego Trip (March 2006), Raw, Uncut, and Lactose Free (January 2008), Limerence(February 2008), Long Days and Fast Nights (September 2008), The Fusion Dance (October 2008), AlieNation (August 2010), Solstice (Dec 2012), Do It Yourself (2017). In 2005, Lazurus came together with Rsonist and together created the group Lazrso. The group has since expanded to include S. Gold, Streets and Millie Vaughn. Lazurus has performed on virtually every stage in North Carolina, as well as various venues from the Northeast to California—performing with local artists as well as big names such as Chitty Bang, Tyga, Tanya Morgan, Little Brother, Nappy Roots, Wale, Digable Planets, BOB, Trae The Truth, Wiz Kahlifa and many many more. .




Links to Music
Social Media Links






Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spotlight: Ron Wave

Artist: Ron Wave
Song Title: 20 Hunnit



Ron Wave has developed quite a buzz over the past few months as he has accumulated over 100,000 plays on his Soundcloud page. The Baltimore artist proves that his wave is only growing with his latest release, "20 Hunnit" produced by Jon Boy Ice. Ron Wave has created a refreshing new sound and has delivered consistent heat in 2016. We look forward to watching him in 2017 and will keep you posted about the release date of his debut project, "Icey 1996." 





While he might have spent a bit of time in sunny California growing up – make no mistake, Ron Wave IS Baltimore to the very core.  Born to entertain – he grew up acting in commercials and TV-shows before making the most serious move of his entire career with a transition into music and straight to the mic.  
Somewhere around his sophomore year, he made changes from being the crazy-guy to getting serious & studying the frequencies and vibrations we all vibe on collectively.  Learning the importance of energy its karmic relationship between humanity and life all around us – Ron’s rhymes also began to take on noticeable positivity and an authentic approach to unifying the people through music.  
A true voice for the voiceless – Ron Wave sets the example for balance in life and leads the way to a brighter tomorrow for us all through the lyrics he writes.  A champion of the underdog and tireless enthusiast – Ron makes music to inspire the leaders of tomorrow every bit as much he does to create something big & ballin’ to listen to.  Also affiliated with the high-energy crew LOCVLS Only – Ron Wave is one of the hardest-working, dedicated & driven artists making real change within the rap/hip-hop scene…he isn’t just here to spit more rhymes at ya – he’s here to make a difference in this world.

Natalac Keeps the Pimp Hop Flowing with 10th Studio Album

Natalac Keeps the Pimp Hop Flowing with 10th Studio Album


True artistry comes with innovation, and with that comes a talent that’s been making noise since the 90’s, Natalac. With hip hop in his blood, the veteran emcee wanted something more from his rhymes and thus – pimp hop was born. Since it’s birth, pimp hop has led this rapper on one wild ride that’s had him everywhere from BET to an animated hit series.
One of his biggest songs to date, “Pimp of the City,” garnered him attention from BET and with that came airplay in the Carolinas. His music is almost as recognizable as his face. So if his face looks familiar, well that’s because his image was used in The Boondocks as the character Slickback, a pimp – obviously. All of his success could not have been possible without his twist on hip hop. Which can be heard with his latest single, “Rates.”
Rates Official Music Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWrwarXDfQ

Those interested in hearing more from Natalac can check him out online.

LAPWING RD (Christian Hip Hop)




EP NAME: LAPWING RD 
ARTIST NAME:DJ DB405 
soundcloud link


Dj DB405 named this album Lapwing Rd. after the street he grew up in Edmond, OK, a small city in Oklahoma City's metro area." a press release states. "This is the place where he first fell in love with music, where it all began before being in the streets selling mixtapes and DJing nightclubs around OKC at the age 16. But now, he is promoting music that's gonna help and not hurt people and hopes to do that with the Lapwing Rd."

Instagram/twitter @dj_db405






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Artist Spotlight: Ghost Dog

   


This Southeast Hip Hop artist spotlight is on rising hip hop recording artist GHOST DOG.



        Ghost Dog Bio


Ghost Dog:  the vengeful spirit of hip-hop.  Not content to let the
art form die out in a commercial fizzle; this NC-based lyricist
seamlessly combines razor-sharp wordplay, wickedly-clever concepts,
and a limitless spectrum of moods and subject matter into an
intelligent and truly unique package.

"I chose Ghost Dog because the essence of the character from the movie
fits me nicely, and the Hagakure (which the movie was based on) helped
to bring about a major transition in my life.  I live and die by a
certain code, and betray it for nothing.  I have always been drawn to
martial arts, Eastern philosophy, and Bushido; and this is often
reflected in my music.  In fact, when I am not working on music, I'm
usually either teaching or training in Kantan Wushu (a system
comprised of Ch'uan Fa, Tae Kyon, and Jujutsu); of which I've been a
student for the last 15 years.  My influences include (but are not
limited to):  life experiences, personal reflections, martial arts,
current events, anime, video games, movies, chess, dreams, 9 to 5
life, battles fought (physically and mentally), and my various
encounters with people from all over the world."

"I've played live in Raleigh, NC at Berkeley Café (with Doodlebug of
Digable Planets as well as Tanya Morgan), The Lincoln Theater (with
Median), The Brewery, The Metro Cafe, Raleigh Music Hall (with
Supastition), Katmandu, King's Barcade, The Hi-5, The Red Room, Ruckus
Pizza, and NC State Campus.  I've performed in Greensboro, NC at 103.1
WUAG and wrecked numerous freestyle cyphas; & am a co-founder of the
NC State Cypher (Cypher UniverCity) that has been a staple of NC
hip-hop for the last 7 years.

“In Chapel Hill, NC, I've rocked Mansion 462 with Kenn Starr and Kev
Brown; and also performed at The Blend.  In Wilmington, NC, I’ve
performed numerous times at The Whiskey & The Soapbox.  I’ve rocked
parties, shows, and weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and Negril, Jamaica.
I’ve had the honor of performing in the presence of Talib Kweli, who
sought me out after my set to tell me my music was an inspiration; &
also of opening for Cappadonna from the world-renowned Wu-Tang Clan,
who actually stopped mid-set to show appreciation & respect for what I
do.  I’ve been successfully touring with Cesar Comanche, founding
member of Justus League & member of the Black Jedi Zulu Chapter, for
the last 4 years under the Building Bridges Tour banner; performing in
front of packed crowds across NC, VA, FL, TN, NO, TX, RI, CT, ME, MA,
& NH.  I have sat in as a guest speaker in classes on Sociology in
Hip-Hop at FSU. I have performed for and been a guest speaker
presiding over several classes on hip-hop for aspiring musicians &
at-risk teens.  I have also opened for Killah Priest of Wu-Tang,
Casual of Hieroglyphics, Prince Po of Organized Konfusion, and
Blueprint; sometimes solo & sometimes alongside my crew the 1100
Hunters.  I really enjoy performing at shows, and I also love
organizing quality hip-hop events & promoting unity through hip-hop.
Any time you can step back & really feel yourself in your element is a
special moment…”

"I'm not going to try to gas ya head up; I just try to make the type
of hip-hop I like to listen to. It's different; sometimes it's got a
message, sometimes I just like to flip tha wordplay. I work with an
assortment of producers that spend a lot of time at what they do. I
myself have been honing my craft over the last 23 years, and continue
to evolve as an MC. I think if you check it out and you even remotely
like hip-hop, you'll hear somethin' you like."

Ghost Dog currently has five full-length albums out:  “Hidden in the
Leaves” (’03), “Out of the Woodworks” (’06), “Relics of tha Lost Art”
(’09), “Ghost in the Darkness” (’11); and “Ghost in the Shell” (‘13).
He has a free bonus EP entitled “Ghost Recon” out currently and a
collaborative EP with Sharp Cuts (collectively known as Phantom Blade)
by the name of “The Barber’s Chair EP” that was released on February
29th, 2016; as well as a full-length in the works entitled “Beware the
Phantom Blade”.  His sixth full-length solo LP, “Dreams of a Wandering
Samurai”, releases February 23rd, 2017.  His group 1100 Hunters has an
album out by the name of “Long-Winded” that was released in 2011; &
they were nominated for the best hip-hop group in NC for the 2012
Carolina Music Awards.

Booking inquiries:  ghostdaronin@gmail.com
Twitter: @ghostdogmc
Facebook:  Ghost Dog MC




Purchase the latest album from Ghost Dog on iTunes DREAMS OF A WANDERING SAMURAI
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dreams-of-a-wandering-samurai/id1181917942




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Southeast Hip Hop BEST OF FEB 2017 LIST (See all the WINNERS for Feb. 2017)

You all asked us for it, so we brought it back to Southeast Hip Hop Magazine just for you all, the readers and viewers!  The return of the monthly Southeast Hip Hop BEST OF list!  Here is our list for February 2017!






BEST ARTIST (Male):  Malk Naz


































Winner in the category of BEST ARTIST (MALE) goes to rising hip hop recording artist MALK NAZ.  Malk Naz has accomplished so much in so little time, and after hooking up with "Some Guy Named Jay" to further promote his current single "Tarzan" he has gotten much more publicity as an artist.  In recent history the rising rap recording artist has been featured in prestigious hip hop blogs and publications such as This Is 50, The Beat Yard Magazine, Waka Flocka's Supastars Magazine Online and many more!
Get more updates and information on MALK NAZ at his official promo blog http://www.MalkNaz.blogspot.com





Best Artist (Female):  Nikia


































The Winner in the category of BEST ARTIST FEMALE goes to R&B singer / songwriter NIKIA!  During the month of February there was a lot of buzz and hype on social media surrounding the release of her new single "Gone" featuring Dee is currently available on iTunes!  Nikia is also preparing to release a new album this summer!  Keep checking back for more updates and check out her official website http://www.TheSoundsOfNikia.com and her official promo blog http://www.NikiaMusicBlog.blogspot.com for more information.



Best Single:  General Grown "All Gas, No Brakes"

The winner of the BEST SINGLE for the month of February goes to General Grown's "All Gas, No Brakes"!  If you need something to help you get up and go and put you in the right frame of mind, General Grown's "All Gas, No Brakes" is certainly the MOTIVATIONAL ANTHEM of 2017!  
Listen to it for yourself at this direct link:  https://youtu.be/u90jx9MUIVw




Best Mixtape / Compilation / Album:  Hear Tha Unheard












The winner in the category of BEST MIXTAPE / COMPILATION and project for the month of February goes to HEAR THA UNHEARD Vol. 2 The Superstitious Version!  This project is rich and full of solid bangers provided by artists under the H 2Our FAMILY United LLC and Don Mealz Entertainment umbrella.  Take a look at what they have to offer here at their official promo blog link at http://www.HearThaUnHeard.blogspot.com




Best Music Video:  Nikia "Gone"
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Winner in the category of best music video goes to the official music video for R&B singer Nikia's "Gone" featuring Dee!  Watch it here at this direct link https://youtu.be/r6UqS0iH-yA


Best Non Music Video:  Rory Bressler's Book trailer for A Story of Struggle,














The Best NON Music video, youtube video goes to the Book Trailer for "A Story of Struggle" written by Rory Bressler.  The trailer breaks down what the book is about and the inspiration behind why Rory wrote it.  Watch the official trailer at https://youtu.be/GDURtZqW9zY




Best Producer:  Be Chap Beats


The Winner of the BEST PRODUCER / BEAT MAKER of February 2017 goes to BE CHAP BEATS.  After you listen to the tracks composed by Florida based beat maker BE CHAP BEATS then you will instantly understand why he was selected for this spot!  Listen to his beats for yourself at this direct link http://www.BeChapBeats.com



Best DJ:  DJ BME













The winner of the BEST DJ for the Month of February goes to DJ BME!  DJ BME has been dropping some of the best mixtapes so far in 2017.  DJ BME is also a member of prestigious record pools and DJ coalitions such as The Nerve DJs, Virdiko DJs, Wu-Tang Coalition and the rising Blacktopia DJ Coalition and Record Pool!  




Best Radio Personality:  Tina Wright












The winner in the category of BEST RADIO PERSONALITY goes to Tina Wright AKA The Quiet Poet of the popular WBRPP Network shows "Person to Person" and 1/3 of the NEW Rush Radio Show!  Tina Wright has a laid back, "we are just having a good ol' conversation" approach to her interviews, so no wonder everyone wants to talk to Tina! 
Listen to any of Tina's shows at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/BRPPRadioNetwork





Best Radio Show:  Blacktopia Round Table Talk Radio



















The winner in the category of BEST RADIO Program goes to the popular blogtalk radio show BLACKTOPIA PRESENTS Round Table Talk Radio with hosts Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady, Adrienne Charleston and Some Guy Named Jay which airs every Tuesday Night at 9:00 PM EST.  Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady conducts some of the best interviews ever heard on blogtalk radio ever, as she digs deep with her questioning, and goes beyond the surface to pull information from the guests featured on the show.  Adrienne Charleston provides great commentary as well as follow up questions for the guest.  Some Guy Named Jay acts as more of an announcer, "Master of Ceremony" as he plugs sponsors, introduces guests, segments and callers and make announcements regarding upcoming shows.  The chemistry between the three is pure magic and they provide the listeners with a perfect blend of information and entertainment!  Fans can listen to the shows at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/PodcastsOnDemand




Best Website:  Poetess Elle McLin http://www.ElleMcLin.com













The winner in the category of best website of February 2017 goes to Poetess Elle McLin's http://www.ElleMcLin.com a shared format for poets.  The website allows poets, writers, authors, songwriters etc. with another outlet to express themselves to a broader audience and highlight their talents and abilities.  Doesn't matter if you write short stories, poems, lyrics, whatever, all forms of expression through creative writing is welcome on ElleMcLin.com 



Best Facebook Group:  The Hot Boxxx

Winner in the new category of Facebook Group goes to secret group known as the HOT BOXXX!  The Hotboxxx is a great place to meet new people on social media, joke, unwind and have a great time.  Although there is no particular mission statement for the group, the main purpose is just to have a great time, speak with new friends and be amused.   



Poet of The Month:  Tammy Thomas

The winner in the category of Best Poet goes to Tammy S. Thomas the author of the new release Emotional Soul of a Poetess and one of the star poets of Blacktopia's "Wed. Night Poetry".  Get more information on her book and where to purchase it at https://creativetalentsunleashed.com/2017/02/25/introducing-tammy-s-thomas-emotional-soul-of-a-poetess/




Model of The Month:  Tanisha J. Blanton

The winner in the category for MODEL OF THE MONTH of February goes to Blacktopia Spokes Model Tanisha J. Blanton.  Tanisha J. Blanton was recently one of the highlights of the 2017 Blacktopia Beauty Model Calender and the picture you see above is her "Miss February" shot!  
See more of the Blacktopia Beauty Model Calendar at http://www.zazzle.com/ProductOnDemand




Best Promotions:  Lady Viper Promotions

The winner in the category for BEST PROMOTIONS goes to Arkansas based event organizer and party promoter Latosha McKnight for Lady Viper Promotions.  When she's not running the night life scene in the mid west, she's making a way for artists in the area, sharing their music on social media as well as introducing them to better avenues to be seen and heard.  She's also a member of the prestigious Blacktopia Social Media Street Team, Blacktopia Digital Record Pool and DJ Coalition as well as an admin in the Southeast Hip Hop Magazine and Blacktopia facebook groups.  
Check her out for sure.




Big Business Award:  Monumental J.O.E.








The Southeast Hip Hop Award for Big Business Feb. 2017 goes to entertainment mogul Joe Ciampa BKA Monumental J.O.E.  Joe has his hands in plenty of major projects such as acting as producer of the critically acclaimed urban drama web series CITY OF WAR which is available to stream on youtube as well as the Blacktopia and Giant Blast mobile apps.  Take a look at the web series here at this direct link 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QP2cJ8_Gk6Ri283aWNwdg 


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Attention Artists, if you would like your music featured in more blogs and websites such as CW Music, Southeast Hip Hop Magazine, Black Vibes, The Beat Yard, New Mixtape Kingdom, and more! Then e-mail TheGiantBlast@gmail.com for more information on that :D Get your music featured beyond social media and your sound cloud pages.