Artist Spotlight – EK

Artist Spotlight – EK

Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Boston rapper EK. Growing up in Nigeria, EK realized he was always an outgoing child, able to articulate himself through his words. At the age of 10, EK moved to the United States. Living in an unfamiliar land, he connected with the wrong crowds and constantly struggled to defend his heritage. EK was arrested at 14, and the shocks of possible imprisonment made him realize that he needed to change his ways and find another outlet for his emotions. EK took out a pen and paper and began to write. Currently, EK is collaborating with Ryan Sparker, the co-writer of Eli Reed’s album “Nights Like This”. EK regularly appears at music venues throughout the Boston area including Church, the Strand Theater, and Bentley College. EK’s music has been broadcast on radio stations including 88.9 WERS in Boston, and he has appeared on BNN TV’s “Shine” program. EK says, “I want my music to tell my life’s story and speak of my challenges adapting to a world that knows how to stop dreaming. I want to be an example to young people that dreams can come true!” Check out more of EK at...
Artist Spotlight – Dear Derrick

Artist Spotlight – Dear Derrick

We recently politick with Dear Derrick, the first Art Curator and Rapper out of Brooklyn, New York. Dear Derrick has done work for H&M & Diesel in visual merchandising, PR & marketing with the Chelsea Art Museum, Wu-tang Brand and The Harold Hunter Foundation as well as the Assistant Director & Curator for a few of NYC’s elite art galleries including The Hole, Lyons Wier Gallery, Gallery 151 and Damon Dash’s, Poppington. PP -Thanks for stopping by to politick with us. I was reading that you are from New York. Can you discuss your background and how you feel in love with music? DD – I’m from Brownsville, Brooklyn. My love for hip hop music comes from my sister, who introduced me to hip hop. Being that my sister passed at an early age, hip hop became a part of my lifetime journey. Because urban street life and hip hop origins run on the same path, I’m born into it. PP – Can you talk about your name? What d you think about the fact of being in art & hip hop at same time? DD – I go by Dear Derrick. My artist name is basically a self-reflection. I’m writing to myself from myself – it’s autobiographical. I never think about it – the music is the first part of my journey. Art just happened and I am enjoying it more with time; my passion increases with each curation. I believe the world is simple and we make it complex. So I don’t view art and music separately. PP – I hear some have compared you to 50 Cent?...
Artist Spotlight – Antonio Breez

Artist Spotlight – Antonio Breez

Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with rapper, singer, songwriter Antonio Breez. Antonio was born in Brooklyn, New York But he currently represents musical talent of Massachusetts . Antonio has been composing his own music since 2005, and is currently signed to Gittuff Entertainment under the management of Jordel Sanchez, along with a variety of Other Musical acts such as rap duo “ Perfekt &Chance “; and the very prosperous “Dmoney Martinez” . Antonio has been blessed with a rich line of musical talent in his family as his great grandfather was a folklore musician in Honduras and his great uncle is an international superstar named Aurelio Martinez. “I feel like Music is something I was born to do!” says Antonio. “It’s a way for me to channel out my emotions and express the way I see things through my eyes. I feel Free!” Checkout more Antonio Breez at...
Artist Spotlight – Champ Dibiase

Artist Spotlight – Champ Dibiase

Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Champ Dibiase. Champ is an aspiring hip hop artist, producer from Maryland, currently residing in Atlanta. Combining clever wordplay, outlandish imagery, a twisted sense of humor and reflective commentaries into distinctive, cutting style sets. Paired with intense, earnest delivery and a unique sound. September 2014 found Champ releasing his first independent project titled ‘Pre Season’, a collection of five incredible songs, with the lead singles, ‘Promise’ and ‘Addiction Intervention’. October 31, Champ released yet another brilliant EP titled, ‘Back On My 6’. With lead singles, ‘Red Moon’ and ‘Put It Down’. Not to have any letdowns, December 17th, Champ released yet another stellar effort, in the new mixtape titled, ‘Caesar’. Lead singles off the project are ‘Crown Royal’ with self titled single and debut video ‘Caesar’. Accompanied by his debut video A Day In The Life: Building of Medicii – Champ – ‘The Caesar...
Artist Spotlight – Ether L Banks

Artist Spotlight – Ether L Banks

Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Ether L Banks.Ether is a female artist based in London and part of a collective group FAMSQUAD from Chicago/Indiana. Ether started indulging in music from an early age after a few sessions with ROOTS MANUVA. Ether L Banks has collaborated with Dizzy Wright , GLC , Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia , Michael Rocks and many more. In 2014 , she released attraction , which garnered over 8,000 views across the web. In 2015 , she released her first audio visual treatment entitled Repent from her debut soundtrack ‘’Purple Light District’’ and went on to gain 30,000 views. To date Ether L Banks and Famsquad have received support from 2DopeBoyz, Complex USA, Allhiphop.com, The Source, Fake shore Dive, MTV, DJ Skee, Sway in the morning, Sirius XM, Hip Hop Nation, On The Come Up TV and many...