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Interviews

[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Antwan Shepherd

Antwan Shepherd is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. His original music influence came from a traditional gospel sound. Antwan began singing at the age of 2. There was always a song on his mind. At the age 13 he began to compose music. In 2001, Mr. Shepherd enlisted in the United States Army.

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[Interview] Artist Spotlight – K Gaines | @1KGaines

Brooklyn emcee K.Gaines presents the Rae Maxwell-directed music video for “Opulence”, the first single from Ticket To Elsewhere, his forthcoming collaboration EP with Los Angeles-based producer Maxwell Benson dropping December on Priority/Capitol Records. Ras Kass, Lyric Jones, Phaze4K, Leo Coltrane and Sebastian Marciano are set to appear on Ticket To Elsewhere, the first of five EPs

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Vic G | @vdgmusicgroup

Vic G the heartbeat of the soul group “III Frum Tha Soul”embarks on a solo career creating a style of his own derived from the middle of U.S in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was influenced at an early age by gospel greats and R&B giants in the Cincinnati region and decided early what direction in music he wanted to go, listening to groups like The great Ojays, Teddy Pendergrass, Levert, Jodeci, Dru-Hill and other artists like Stevie wonder, Donny Hathaway just to name a few.

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Napoleon Da Legend | @TeamNDL

Napoleon Da Legend is a Paris-born, East African and Washington DC-raised, Brooklyn-based lyricist who evokes the bleak reality of the world today without losing hope for a better tomorrow. N.D.L.’s innovative short-film “Wise Men” featuring the late great Sean Price quickly became a cult hit among Hip-Hop heads with its overt challenge of the music industry establishment.

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DJ Spotlight – DJ Brad | @djbradatl

WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD started playing & making music professionally back in 1995 and quickly earned a name for himself in the DIRTY SOUTH HIP HOP scene. Interested in music at a young age and influenced by genres including bass, techno, and hip hop, WORLD FAMOUS DJ BRAD developed his unique style by experimenting with an acoustic landscape of scratching and innovative mixing methods.

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – M-Dot | @MDotBoston

M-Dot the Boston bred, blue collar emcee, is the Winner of the 2 most prestigious Massachusetts awards (previously won by Guru, Edo G, Mr. Lif). Has toured the world (Europe 6 times) sharing the stage with Wu-Tang, Boot Camp Clik, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Slaughterhouse, Ryan Leslie, N.O.R.E and many more. Has records alongside A.O.T.P, Gangstarr Foundation, M.O.P, Red Cafe & more.

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Gabrielle Solange | @GabsWholeStory

Gabrielle Solange is an American singer/songwriter/producer with an eclectic, experimental sound that explores everything from jazz to electronic music. Writing songs and poetry since the age of 7, she recorded her earliest creations on an old fashioned cassette tape. Imagining audiences, she always felt destined for the stage.

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – LesNumba3 | @LesNumba3

Independent rapper LesNumba3 is an up and coming artist hailing from the Southeast of Denver, Colorado. 303 Magazine author Drew Boulos wrote a piece on the upcoming artist expressing, “What initially caught our attention with Denver’s LesNumba3 was his simple but addicting beats in his latest single “Willie Kemp.”

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Brooklyn Queen | @BrooklynQueen03

Brooklyn Queen, is not just a Pop/Rap genre of music this little Queen can do it all. Brooklyn Sings, Dances, Acts and can even Model. She has even been on stage as a backup dancer for Rob Base, Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa just to name a few. Brooklyn is inspired by her favorite artist Beyonce’ who has made Brooklyn Queen feel the music and dance in her heart and soul.

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[Interview] Artist Spotlight – Clayt | @claytworld

Atlanta-based rapper Clayt presents the Brandon Huntley-directed music video for “Yo-Yo”, produced by Andre Palace. Hailing from Newport News, Virginia, Clayt debuted “Yo-Yo” by performing it for a live stream on AdultSwim.com. Clayt has collaborated with Treez Lowkey

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Mazon | @Mazon717

Mazon is the best rapper you’ve never heard of. The Harrisburg, PA native has been writing and producing his own music since he was a pre-teen. “The way that I found him was crazy,” says Skyyhook of The Wake Up Show on Shade45.

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[Podcast] Artist Spotlight – Eddie MMack | @EddieMack59

​Eddie Mmack is a young rap artist from San Diego, California. Using his words of experience to reveal the image of his community and the way he was brought up in South East San Diego, Ocean View area. Eddie MMack brings a clear sound that incorporates all elements of hip hop music ranging from a calm approach to an aggressive approach.

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