Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Aaron Reason

SPOTLIGHT:  Aaron Reason
Artist: Aaron Reason

A Midwest Musician currently residing in Monroe, MI. Aaron Reason also known as A.L.J. The Reason is well known in his city for various accomplishments. As a youth Aaron was enrolled into "Peg Harris Dance Studio" where he would first try his hand at being a musician. He played the piano. This would also be the first time Aaron actually worked with a major artist. At age 13 he was part of a choir of young teens that performed on stage with Celine Dion during her run of her hit song "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie "Titanic".

During high school he was starting to make the transition from classical music  to his urban roots of hip hop. Partnering up with his long time friend W.V.C. (Walter Vincent Christian) and making his first mixtape on a cassette tape. Making copies and giving them away to peers. At this time the group "Greenwoods Finest" was born which added Xavier Hall and White Ryno. Who would later be known for his work with the music group "Death 2 Reggies".

It was also around this time where Aaron would meet Jesse Blancarte who would later found "JBlancarte Managment". They would go on to making CDs such as "Reasonable Thinking" and "Secrets 2 Success". through there journey they worked with such artists as Juvenile, Slicc Pulla, Bone Crusher, Dej Lof, Rich Homie Quan,   Doughboys Cashout, Cyhi Da Prynce and many others.

In 2012 ALJ performed at the The Coast2Coast Mixtape Labor Day Weekend in Miami, FL. Hosted by Lil Fats CEO of Coast2Coast. Where he met various producers such as OG Ron C, Bosko, Jack Thriller and Rocwilder. Follow the event there was a DVD released by "Droppin Bombs Enterprise" about the steps it took to get there. This is when "ReasonNetworkTV" was born.

Aaron Reason is currently working on a new mixtape "Subconscious Warfare". You can stay up to date with all his current projects by checking out these links.

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/reasonnetworktv

Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/aljthereason

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/aljthereason

Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/aljthereason

Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/thereasonalj

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Genesis



This week's Southeast Hip Hop Magazine artist spotlight is on Genesis.


Detroit native creates Genesis of sound with new EP ‘Been Too Long’
MONROE, MI – Joe “Genesis” Jackson is an R&B and hip-hop artist born and raised in Detroit. His unique versatility on the mic and his one-of-a-kind stage presence is a breath of fresh air to an industry that he said often feels monotonous and routine. He wants to spark a new beginning in hip-hop and R&B, and that Genesis starts with his upcoming EP “Been Too Long.”

“I’ve done music for a while but I took a step back for a few months and haven’t released anything for a while,” he said. “I have a lot of support where I’m from and people have been sending me a lot of messages about wanting new music. So this project is for my supporters and fans who have been waiting to hear from me. It’s my shout out to all the fans and some stories of my life experiences while I’ve been away. I’m gonna follow that up with two albums that will be released later this year.”
True to his name, Genesis said there is no two songs from his repertoire that sound the same. He is always endeavoring to create something new – whether that be with his flow, or through the instrumentals, or even through the subject matter he tackles through his lyrics. It’s an approach that he said fans have come to expect from him – loving a mellow song and switching up to a club song on the next track, and then switching over to a romantic R&B ballad on the next.


“I do that on purpose because I don’t want to sound the same as anyone else,” Genesis said. “I think today everyone sounds the same. I don’t listen to the radio for that reason. What sets me apart is that I can do the elementary things, but then I can also step out of the box and do any style or beat or genre and people love me. There’s not just one thing about me. And at the end of the day I make feel-good music. I believe I have some of the hottest lyrics and bars in the industry. When you put that with my versatility and ability to perform with a lot of different styles, you get a true Genesis of sound.”
The debut single from Genesis’ upcoming EP is a song called “On One.” He said the lyrics in the song serve as kind of an inside-nod to the fans who know him well, in that they’ll know immediately what he’s talking about through the song. More than anything, though, he said it’s a song that he said tells the world that he’s still the same “monster” of a musician that he was before he left a few months ago.


In addition to Genesis’ EP release, he’ll also be performing live on March 23 at the Fifth Annual Midwest Fashion and Beauty Expo in Puerto Rico. To listen to his music, or to follow him on social media, please visit:


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LEGACY


Check out this week's Southeast Hip Hop Magazine featured artist LEGACY!

L.E.G.A.C.Y is an acronym for Live Everyday Godlike And Conquer Yourself. L.E.G.A.C.Y started his musical career a year-and-a-half ago. L.E.G.A.C.Y has always had a love for music ever since childhood. L.E.G.A.C.Y started writing poetry and realized he was a natural songwriter. L.E.G.A.C.Y has made his presence felt in many areas like Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL and Jamaica  Queens, NY. L.E.G.A.C.Y has hit songs like "Kryptonite", "I Got Minez", "In my Eyes" and "Soulmates". 

Get more updates on LEGACY at his official promo blog http://www.LegacyMusicBlog.blogspot.com