Sunday, May 28, 2017

MIXTAPE SPOTLIGHT: Metanoiz NISSI The Mixtape (hosted by DON CANNON)

Listen to Metanoiz's NISSI The Mixtape hosted by DON CANNON!  

Listen to it here at this direct link and post your feedback below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Emerging rap artist Yung Jungle repping Montreal, Canada is back on a serious promo run with a brand new music video to his solo joint titled "Wolves" directed by PAV FIlms. Dubbed one of the hardest working artists in his city He's fresh off a hot performance opening last week for one of NYC's hottest mc's, Young M.A. Partly raised in Florida this artist has been working hard alongside manager Linkcon "Prezzy" Demetrius on his craft in/out of the lab. Expect 2 projects coming soon " Jungle Island" & "Jungle Trudeau". Follow @realcityjungle and his #SOG Movement on IG & Twitter.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Prospect of Fat Joe & the late Big Pun's TERROR SQUAD talks about RHYMAGEDDON

Prospect of Fat Joe & the late Big Pun's TERROR SQUAD mentions working on the RHYMAGEDDON album by Reime Schemes & Armageddon in this youtube video drop!  Check it out at this direct link

The RHYMAGEDDON album by Reime Schemes is NOW AVAILABLE, purchase at this direct link

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NOMINATE the next CAROLINA ARTIST to become as successful as J. COLE

Due to the responses we received for our list of top emcees that will become as successful as J. Cole, we decided to give the readers a chance to pick our next list!  

All you have to do is comprise a list of 5 North Carolina based hip hop recording acts (doesn't matter if they are solo or a group) and send the list to with the subject line "Nominations for July 1st".



You have until midnight of July 1st to get your nominations in!  Spread the word!  Get it out there!

After July 1st we will narrow the nominations down and our committee will chose from that list!  



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

GHOST DOG performing June 17th for RAP ROULETTE

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine featured artist GHOST DOG will perform live in Greensboro, NC for RAP ROULETTE on June 17th!  Check out the flyer for more information!

Interview with GHOST DOG

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine sits down and chats with rising indie hip hop recording artist GHOST DOG about his past, present and future!  Ghost Dog has been getting lots of publicity lately for his recent project Dreams Of a Wandering Samurai, and has been featured in everything from ThisIs50, to Boom Bap Universe and everything in between.  Recently GHOST DOG was listed in our Southeast Hip Hop Magazine TOP ARTISTS FROM NORTH NORTH CAROLINA TO BECOME AS SUCCESSFUL AS J. COLE!  Read all about him in the interview below and certainly find out why he was one of the few selected for that list!  

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What's up Ghost Dog, are you ready for this interview?Ghost Dog:  Yessir!!!  Most definitely!!!

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How did you come up with the name Ghost Dog?
Ghost Dog:  Well; the name comes from a movie starring Forrest Whitaker; & the
main character was heavy into the code of Bushido and had certain
mannerisms about him that I would say kinda fit my character without
even trying.  The movie also prominently featured passages from a book
of samurai wisdom called the Hagakure.  Ghost Dog was somewhat of an
assassin & swordsman with a bit of a rough past....I was a bit of a
knucklehead coming up, but I was always into Eastern philosophy &
martial arts and was able to make a complete transition out of a
troublesome lifestyle when I was able to start training in '01.  The
Hagakure was a pivotal book in said transition as well and now I see
myself as a bit of a lyrical swordsman & assassin, so I guess it all
comes full-circle.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  How would you describe yourself as an emcee?
Ghost Dog:  Like I said, I consider myself a bit of a lyrical swordsman.
Definitely an emcee as opposed to a rapper, and lyricist & hip-hop
HEAD.  In that regard I try to model my work ethic after the samurai
in that I make sure I am coming from the deepest part of myself in all
that I do and tend to be multi-faceted as opposed to one-dimensional.
My concepts & tracks range from life-jewels to concept tracks to
homages to hip-hop to current events to politics to spiritual matters
& everything in between (as long as it's genuine; you will never find
me making 'x' type of track for the sake of making said type of track;
or a 'club banga' or 'one for the ladies' just because it's
expected/popular/does numbers...)

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who were some of your musical influences coming up?
Ghost Dog:  Wu-Tang, Boot Camp, KRS-One, Public Enemy, NWA, Ice Cube, Geto Boys, and Jeru
the Damaja were all heavy to me coming up, and while PE & KRS planted the
seed early that I had yet to wake up to, Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek
'Reflection Eternal' was part of that aforementioned catalyst along
with the Hagakure and my immersion in martial arts that really helped me
to turn my life around.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who are some of the artists you listen to now?
Ghost Dog:  Still Wu-Tang (as a group & solo efforts), Killah Priest (favorite
emcee), Run the Jewels, Blueprint, Supastition, a lot of local/Indie
emcees (Lazurus is a good example), & lately I've been enjoying this
resurgence of Native Tongues that's hit (De La Soul & that new
Tribe....RIP Phife....), & the archives (Gravediggaz is one of my
all-time favorite crews as well; RIP Grym Reap...), & Sunz of Man (& a
ton of others...)

I also respect Kendrick, Lupe (Tetsuo & Youth was tha jam), Joey
Bada$$, and Hopsin....although I dunno how his actual album(s) panned
out & need to check for him

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Do you ever feel the traditional, golden era boom bap sound for hip hop will return?
Ghost Dog:  While I don't feel like the golden era will make a comeback in the
traditional sense, I DO see a shift & return to actual lyricism and
professional emceeing; & the peops who pay homage may have that
boom-bap influence even as we see the production & vibe continue to

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How do you feel about the current state of hip hop?
Ghost Dog:  I feel like just when it seemed like the scene was a garden about to
get choked out by so many weeds & vines of mumble-mouth, trap/panda
rap, a few emcees in this latest generation made it commercially
acceptable to spit bars & bring it back to some of
the older heads (ex: Native Tongues) started droppin bangaz again that
are actually getting critical acclaim.  Now....if we could ever get an
actual Jay Electronica album....

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine: How has your 2017 been so far?
Ghost Dog:  Man it's off to a phenomenal start.  Dropped my full-length LP
Dreams of a Wandering Samurai.  It's been getting some very good
support, reviews, & write-ups.  Have my next project Beware the
Phantom Blade
on-track for a late-summer release (I'm also part
of a 2-man crew called Phantom Blade w/ emcee/producer Sharp Cuts),
made cameos in some really cool videos, and have a solid block of paying
shows lined up a few pretty high-profile collabs in the works, & my next solo project
conceptualized & halfway-recorded (not to mention another Phantom
Blade project in the works...)

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  You currently have an album out titled Dreams of a Wandering
Samurai, could you tell the readers and viewers a little about the
concept for the project?
Ghost Dog:  Dreams of a Wandering Samurai is a bit of a double-entendre....let me
start by saying; sometimes I'm referred to as Ghost tha Ronin (which
translates as wandering samurai/swordsman) so in a sense these are my
dreams....there actually is a recurring theme (via a couple of skits &
a track or two & how they tie together) having to do with sleeping,
dreaming, & even the transition between being asleep & awake, but in
a whole different sense, all the songs represent the hopes, dreams, &
aspirations that make up who I well as things I have a deep
appreciation for.  As such, you'll hear about everything from my love
for video games and anime, to real-life situations (that ironically came
about from me falling asleep behind the wheel....long story & it was
from exhaustion & not foolishness...), & everything in between.  This
is also a celebration of everything I love; from hip-hop to my
brethren in 1100 Hunters (my crew), Phantom Blade (my side-crew), &
Cypher UniverCity (an organization of freestyle emcees that I helped
to start at NC State with my 1100 brethren that now spans 6-7 college
campuses in NC...)

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Who all did you work with for this project?
Ghost Dog: Emcees: EA Poetry, Royal Entry, Lo' Ki, Lizh, Mike L!ve, Ill Tactics,
Cas Won, Dinco D (L.O.N.S.), Inqwesson, Eternal, Jrusalam, Sharp,
Shadowstar Boxer, Crafsmen, Silhouette, Cyrano Sinatra, Citero, &

Producers: D F L N (RIP Derrick Curtis), Manifest Beats, L. Jones,
Sampai (Nouveau Souffle; France), Cy Matic, Abstract Beats, HD
Productions, Dr. G (Ghetto Government; UK), DJ Spcl Gst, Finian St. Omer II aka
Chaundon (under his Gemstones banner; Golden Era Music), G.I.C., Sharp
Cuts, & Hattory Productions

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  What's next for Ghost Dog?
Ghost Dog:  Got a show in Raleigh @ Imurj's Grand Opening in about 30 min, a show
in Greensboro June 17th @ NYP (Rap Roulette hosted by Ed E. Ruger), ad
I'm opening for Meyhem Lauren in Portland, ME July 1st.  Then my
next official leg of the Building Bridges Tour with Cesar Comanche
(Justus League) kicks off in Houston, TX on July 20th.  We have about
15 dates booked & a hip-hop workshop in New Orleans; plus a festival
in Orlando, FL and we're still booking.

Like I said before, I have appeared in 3 videos for fellow emcees
(shouts to Dan Lewin), but none for any of my own works.  This year I
plan on changing that; starting with a track off the last Phantom
Blade project ('The Barber's Chair EP'...)

Recording/music-wise, I plan to keep pushing 'Dreams of a Wandering
Samurai', 'Beware the Phantom Blade'
is scheduled for an August
release, and I plan to finish recording my next solo LP 'Warrior's
(featuring production from D.R.U.G.S. Beats; who won a Grammy
for his production on Dr. Dre's 'Compton' & a collab from Prince Po of
Organized Konfusion) & Sharp have also started recording the
next Phantom Blade project as well....

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine:  Is there anything else you would like to plug?  Any shout outs?Yea shouts to my 1100 fam, my Cypher U brethren, my brother from
another mother Sharp Cuts, my VA brethren Crafsmen, & tha big homie
Cesar Comanche; as well as all the peops who have been holding me down
from day one (Kenny Cash what up!!!!)

Booking inquiries:
Twitter: @ghostdogmc
Facebook:  Ghost Dog MC


METANOIZ performing JUNE 3rd for CONSUMPTION in Pittsburgh, PA

SEHH featured recoding artists METANOIZ will be performing live for CONSUMPTION 

June 3rd
Show is from 6 PM to 10 PM

at BOOM CONCEPTS in Pittsburgh, PA

Check the flyer for more details!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Southeast Hip Hop BEST OF APRIL 2017: (See Who The Winners Are)

This is the Southeast Hip Hop BEST OF APRIL 2017 List.  SEE WHO WON BIG!!!

Best Artist (Male):  Reime Schemes
Winner in the category for BEST Artist Male goes to Reime Schemes!  Reime Schemes recently changed his name from Rhyme Scheme to Reime Schemes, had one of the hottest singles and music videos of the month with "Island Flame", and although his latest LP RHYMAGEDDON doesn't officially drop until May 19th, he has been getting lots of sales in pre-orders for the album based on the pre-buzz!  Although, Reime Schemes is the man of the year, he certainly had a great month in April!  

Best Artist (Female):  Tammy Thomas
Although Tammy Thomas may not be a vocalist, or a rapper... she is a well known poet, and poetry is an art so..... that makes Tammy Thomas an "artist"!  The poetess supreme recently dropped an anthology of her most powerful pieces and works of art titled Emotional Soul of a Poetess which is available on Amazon at this direct link and has been receiving tons of praises from critics and avid readers across the board.  Tammy Thomas was recently highlighted in the prestigious Blacktopia website, as well as being plugged in 50 Cent's This is 50 website and Waka Flocka's "Supastars Online Magazine" as well!  Tammy Thomas certainly has the potential of becoming the Maya Angelou of this generation and still she continues to rise!  

Best Group:  S.P.F. (Symphonic Pheenix Force)
Winner in the category of BEST GROUP goes to S.P.F. (Symphonic Pheenix Force).  S.P.F. are not only winners here on Southeast Hip Hop Magazine, but they are also winners in the entire Nerdcore Hip Hop genre.  Following in the foot steps of some of the greats such as Mega Ran, and many more, this talented team of lyrical titans are destined to carry the torch in geek culture influenced hip hop!  Check out their material at this direct link

Best Collaboration:  Metanoiz featuring Christon Gray "II Infinity"

Winner in the category for best collaboration goes to Metanoiz and Christon Gray's "II Infinity"!  Watch the amazing video and listen to the song at this direct link and you will certainly instantly see why this was chosen for the best collaboration of the month.  

Best Single:  Birdy "West Coast Thang"
Winner of the BEST SINGLE for April is Utah based hip hop recording artist Birdy for the single "West Coast Thang".  This single certainly bangs on both coasts.  The single is so hot that it eventually lead to him being signed to one of the most prestigious indie hip hop labels on the West Coast, STREET NOTES RECORDS!  Check out the single here at this direct link 

Best Mixtape / Compilation / Album:  Reime Schemes RHYMAGEDDON
The winner in the category of best Compilation / Album goes to Reime Schemes for his latest project RHYMAGEDDON.  Although the album will be officially available on May 19th, the album is ready for pre-order now and Southeast Hip Hop Magazine was one of the first to get a sneak peak of the album before anyone else, and we must say that this LP is one of his BEST, not just for the month of April but we guarantee that this will be the album of the year.  If you would like more information on pre-ordering the album e-mail us at  

Best Music Video:  Marcel P. Black "Cry Freedom"
Winner in the category of BEST MUSIC VIDEO for April 2017 goes to Marcel P. Black for "Cry Freedom"!  Check it out, this rising conscious emcee has a lot of deep lyrics laced within the song.  The visuals to the video are also powerful.  Watch the video at the direct link below

Best Non Music Video:  "Testify" Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady
Winner in the category of best NON music video goes to Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady for her "Testify" series.  On Testify, "Babs" gives it to the listeners straight, with real talk and wisdom!  Check out the Testify series on and be sure to catch Barbara the Cuntry Cleaning Lady every Tuesday Night at 9:00 PM EST on Blacktopia Presents Round Table Talk Radio at

Best Producer:  Be Chap Beats
Producer BE CHAP BEATS is the winner for 3 months in a row for BEST PRODUCER / BEATMAKER!  When you listen to his tracks you will certainly know why!  Listen at

Best DJ:  DJ Overload (Leland "Shogun" White) 
DJ Overload is the winner in the category for BEST DJ.  DJ Overload wears many hats and down many things, he's the CEO of the prestigious indie hip hop label Street Notes Records, radio show host, actor, prominent businessman, father, husband, and more, but today we recognize him as a driving force as a member of the Blacktopia Digital Record Pool and DJ Coalition and one of the key record breakers of the hit blogtalk radio show ON THE RISE RADIO that airs on Wed. nights!  Salute to you DJ Overload!  Yes Yes!

Best Radio Personality:  Tina Wright 
Winner in the category of best Radio Personality goes to the star of the WBRPP Radio Network TINA WRIGHT!  Tina Wright is the host of The Rush Radio that airs on select Mondays at 5:00 PM EST and the popular Person 2 Person that airs on Tuesday Nights at 8:00 PM EST.  Tina Wright will also host the upcoming RUSH RADIO TRAFFIC MIXTAPE that is set to drop real soon!  Check out The Rush Radio at

Best Radio Show:  On The Rise Radio
The winner in the category of BEST RADIO SHOW goes to ON THE RISE RADIO hosted by Reime Schemes and Leland "Shogun" White AKA DJ Overload!  Tune in on Wed. and check out the crew cutting up while DJ Den cuts up on the wheels of steel.  Tune in for sure!   

Best Website:  Ghost Dog's Patreon Page
The winner in the category of best website goes to the Patreon Page of one of the stars of the North Carolina hip hop scene, GHOST DOG.  His patreon page provides a way for dedicated fans and listeners to receive exclusive content and material from the artist himself such as behind the scenes videos, exclusive songs dedicated to his core fans only, and other perks and benefits in exchange for small donations or support subscriptions.  Check it out here at this direct link and if / when you like what you see, sign up!    

Best Facebook Group:  Blacktopia (Black Utopian Society) 
The best Facebook group award goes to Blacktopia, Black Utopian Society.... it's more than just a facebook group, it's a movement!  Join the movement by clicking this direct link

Best Poet:  Veronica Thornton
Winner in the category of BEST POET goes to author/ writer/ poetess VERONICA THORNTON, especially for her marvelous anthology of poems titled THE UNIVERSAL COLLOQUIES INSIDE OF ME.  The book is available for purchase on AMAZON at this direct link, and the words in this book will certainly move your spirit and touch your soul.

Best Promotions:  The Upcoming Rush Radio Traffic Mixtape
The Rush Radio on the WBRPP Network will release a mixtape of artists who's music will be played during the premium time slot during The Rush Radio and will be exposed to the shows extensive listener base.  If you would like to have your music featured on The Rush Radio then e-mail for more information on that.  

Big Business Award:  Shalethia "Nickie" Brown for Circa 2009
The winner in the category of Big Business goes to Circa 2009.  Founded by Nickie Brown, the company and brand offers all natural, chemical free skin care, beauty, hygiene, and aroma therapy products among many other useful items.  See what they have available at these direct links and

 Certainly check out all the winners of this list!  Post your thoughts, tell us what you think.  If you would like to vote or nominate someone in the future then e-mail us at 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee cosigns GENERAL GROWN's "Hustle" single and video

Celebrity Publicist Michelle Magee (known for working with artists such as Waka Flocka, Ludacris, Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz, Ice Cube's Da Lynch Mob and more) is loving General Grown's new single and video "Hu$tle".  This is what she had to say about the single.

General Grown has the work ethic of a seasoned artist. His latest video he dropped called "Hustle" encourages people to keep grinding and never give up. It has street appeal with motivating lyrics.  - Michelle Magee


General Grown "Hu$tle"
Watch The Video Here:

Friday, May 5, 2017

JESSICA DEWITT, Creator of the popular indie comic SINISTRE enjoys the work of P

Indie comic book creator Jessica DeWitt, the author and mastermind behind the book Sinistre may be known to many as a gifted storyteller, however when she's not using her "mutant powers" to shape powerful words to create amazing comic book stories she's using her abilities to form words into powerful lyrics as her super hero alter ego... the recording artist known as Rijess

Being a comic book creator as well as a rapper, her "geek" side also influences the type of music she makes, and there is even an entire genre dedicated to blending the influences of comic books, video games, sci-fi etc. with "rap music" known as NERDCORE. 

Jessica "Rijess" DeWitt, being a member of the prestigious Blacktopia: Black Utopian Society Movement ( recently encountered another "Blacktopian" who is also heavy in the "Nerdcore" scene who goes by the name of Philonius Phunk (Phil Royal) a budding beatmaker / producer who has a growing influence in the genre and the two of them hit it off quit nicely.  Rijess, is currently working on music with Philonius Phunk and this is what she had to say about the recent connection.....

"He is a great person. I enjoy working with him because he loves what he does. I think he has a bright future ahead of him." - Jessica DeWitt AKA Rijess

Indeed Indeed!  Listen to Philonius Phunk's compositions at these direct links and follow him on social media as well

(Philonius Phunk)


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spotlight: Simba

Simba was born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, he comes from a poor family who didn't have much. He fell into using music as an escape from the everyday struggles. "Growing up in a one bedroom house in Jamaica with six family members I didn't have much, even food was hard to come by". Simba and his family later moved to Mount Vernon, York in hopes of more opportunities. It was then he discovered the hip-hop culture and fell in love with it. His inspirations are 2Pac, Rakim, Biggie, Nas and Jay-z. "No disrespect to Jay or Big, but I want to be better than them.

Life and earning money in Mount Vernon was always hard, the city is
plagued by gang violence, murder, and robbery. You could hardly walk
down the street without hearing gun shots or seeing a fight ever so
often. Simba's song "Susie's Story" depicts the cruelty and horror of
such gang violence. Simba says that growing up in a town filled with
struggles makes him work harder. "This town made me who I am, I am
proud to say I am from Mount Vernon. " Simba has been able to use the power of words to connect and cultivate the minds of his listeners.

Simba has been doing music for years, realizing that music is his true passion he started to perfect his craft in his teen years. Simba has grown a rapid fan base amongst his listeners. Singles such as "Pen
Game" and "Want it All" have gotten him more than 30,000+plays on
SoundCloud, and a following of over 20,000 on soical media outlets.
He's done multiple performances throughout his musical journey. His
most notable are his appearances on Coast2Coast and SOB'S Success
Sundays. Simba's main motivations are his family and his fans. In the
future he sees himself being at the top of the charts.

Simba's music is very versatile, his story telling, rapid pace, and
sheer essence on his tracks captivate his audience. I think the worled is in for something great, from a great artist named Simba.