Archive | May, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Lyric Michelle (@IAmLyric)

28 May

What city and State are you reppin?
Houston TX

Who are your influences?
Lauryn Hill, India Arie, JCole, Tupac, Eminem, Missy Elliot, Lupe Fiasco

When did you know you would become an artist?
I’ve always known, I just didn’t let myself believe it until after highschool because I was told it would be impossible

How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?
My music is a combination of my poetry and hip hop. I’m not afraid to speak the truth and I don’t sugar coat shit.

How would you describe your style of music?
It’s hard to describe because its completely original, it’s a neo soul poetic hard alternative form if hip hop I guess I would say. Very very lyrical

If there was anyone you could work with who would it be and why?
Well there are so many I wouldn’t even kno where to begin. I’d have to say any one of my influences like Eminem, India Arie, Lupe Fiasco, JCole and Miss Lauryn Hill, but also Kendrick Lamar and Elle Varner, I love what there doing

Who are some artists you’ve worked in the past?
Mainly local Houston artist like the songstress Hollywood, rappers C.I.T.Y. and Brice White, poet Donte Newmen and many more

What’s in the future for you ,what should the fans expect?
I’m spending this summer performing all over Houston including Houston Beer fest, Houston Trend Summer Jam, Fitzgerald, and a few other surprises… I’m also working with many artists and building up to release my second mix tape in late summer/ early fall.

Websites to find your music?
Search Lyric Michelle on Dat Piff

Personal Website?
iAmLyricMichelle.com

Twitter?
@iAmLyric

Shout Outs
S/O to the fans/friends and all around supporters. Make sure you visit iAmLyricMichelle.com or follow me @iAmLyric to keep up with my performance dates and to download the mixtape “As if I was a child” for free.

For booking iAm_Lyric@yahoo.com

Artist Spotlight Klevah (@lyrical_myracle)

21 May

What City & State are you Reppin?
I’m from little ‘ol Champaign, IL

Who are your Influences?
My pops, O.G., Dave Coresh, #Gr8 Thinkaz, Jay Electronica, JCole, Lupe, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z have been my greatest influences in Hip Hop…to name a few

When did you know you would become an artist?
I’ve wanted to be a rapper before could write in cursive, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that realized that this is my destiny. My pops used to rap and had me doing it at a very young age.

How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?
My music is genuine and versatile. I’m a story teller. I talk about the shit been through, I talk about love, I talk about shit that’s relevent to my generation. Everything is from my heart and more often than not my life experiences. it’s daring & creative…sometimes writing becomes difficult because I have to balance my deeper thoughts  with what my listeners will vibe with. But i think i’m doing alright.

How would you describe your style of music?
Just dope! lol i’m kiddng, I would just call it hip-hop

If there was anyone you could work with who would it be & why?
This chick Tiara Thomas, she’s on Wale’s B.O.A kind of an up and coming right now but she has a huge following. She’s crazy dope. I would love to work with her one day, as well as anyone of my influences…especially Cole. & Add-2 out of chicago…I’d also love to do some fresh shit with OF and A$AP, and step outside of Hip Hop to create some non genre specific music.

Who are some artists you’ve worked with in the past?
All the artists I’ve worked with up to this point have been local, fellow emcees.

What’s in the future for yPlease visit http://bit.ly/JJ2CZ2 to view @MSMelissaIrish #artistspotlight of the week feature with @MrDopeFlow comment, RT & follow

ou? What should the fans expect?
I will be dropping my first EP in the coming months, all new shit. It’s currently in the making. From that, they should expect a1 gaining momentum & consistency. Pretty Ninja video coming soon as well 😉

Websites to find your music?
I have some loose tracks posted here: soundcloud.com/klevah

Personal Website?
My personal website for my crazy.sexy.cool accessory brand is: csc.storenvy.com

Twitter
@lyrical_myracle

Shout Outs
s/o to my U of I people! & all my supporters & lovers of their craft.

Artist Spotlight: Cannon (@CannonOnDeck)

6 May

What city and State are you reppin?

Brooklyn Ny grew up in Atlanta Ga

Who are your influences?

Some of my influences from day 1 in dis music game Outkast , Bone Thugs n Harmony , 8ball n MJG , Mystikal , SnoopDogg, Jayz

When did you know you would become an artist?

I knew I would become a ceo/artist for real after I bought a studio…I drop’d 3gs n didn’t know how to work shit on it…den I learned pro tools and got better rap’n so I took it more serious …then I ended up freestyle’n on stage at a PROLINE car show … spur uh da moment shit in front of a couple hundred people and they was feelin it and I was hookd after that ….

How is your music different from what we’ve been hearing?

My music is different from what u’ve been hearing cuz its comin from a different angle than most …my music isnt closed to one style or sound …I think bein able to flow on any type of beat alows me to get on a wider range of songs than most artist but I don’t loose the substance or lyrics. I’m L ways bringin a lil of both n still paint a vivid picture at the same time (Check out Da Art of Story Tellin of my Mixtape)

How would you describe your style of music?

My style of music is Live Shit you could Live to.. Somethin to smoke to ride to fuck to Get money to whatever… Depending on how I’m feelin that’s what u gon feel From Pop’n bottles to bein broke n strugle’n to get back on …u gon feel my shit cuz if u goin thru it or went thru it u gon relate to the shit I’m sayin …Period

If there was anyone you could work with who would it be and why?

Honestly, I wanna work wit anybody who respect what I do and has da respect of da niggas round em…If u Get’n 2 it and tryn to better ur self n da people around u aye I’m doin dat same shit Fuck wit da Movement …

Who are some artists you’ve worked in the past?

I’ve haven’t really worked with any artist outside of my LINK$ niggas Bugz G$ Wi$e n Afrika for the most part but I’m bout to get a lot of up n commin talent on dis next project

What’s in the future for you ,what should the fans expect?

Shiit Expect bigger n better things Check dat out “COD:Cash On Delivery” mixtape on Datpiff New Music Videos commin asap, New music I’m workin on a new project right now and defiantly stay tuned for dis new web series I got commin #CODTv sum to inspire da youth n people tryn to become successful thru your favorite artist producers models writers etc….own life experiences

Websites to find your music?

Check me out Youtube.com/LinksGang DL dat CODmixtape on DatPiff.com >

http://bit.ly/uMbl5Q

Personal Website?

Da Website is still Get’n Better every day …Stay tuned

http://www.wix.com/dopeboyfresh531/pcannon

Twitter?

@CannonOnDeck

Shout Outs

$/O 2 Mellisa Irish L ways get’n 2 it stay’n consistent wit it since I met u

$/O 2 Kraze(@AllAccessDvd) n Viv from HipHopGossipSite.com

n $/O 2 all my Gz n Ladies Get’n 2 it BkNy 2 AtL B$P

Drumma (@DrummaSC) – This Right Here

2 May

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