TL Hip-Hop, Cultural Community Unites to Promote Powerful Video:Kelly Kalosa- Smiling @kellykalosa #KidsLivesMatter #blacklivesmatter

Smiling PSA Stars 16 Yr.-Old Singer Kelly Kalosa, Painter Patcasso

Shot at Old “King of Crunk” Studio After Recent Deaths in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St Louis, Dallas and Nice, ‎France

Lil Jon, Vince Phillips, Grand Hustle, Shanti Das, Lil’ Scrappy, Freco, RHOA’s Tammy McCall Browning, Mama Dee Help Promote PSA Via Social Media

Atlanta, Georgia – Lil Jon, Grand Hustle, Shanti Das, Mama Dee, Lil’ Scrappy and several figures in the ATL hip-hop and artistic community are supporting a new PSA featuring 16 year-old singer Kelly Kalosa and performance painter, Patcasso. The effort is designed to speak out against injustice and violence and to promote healing with priority given to our children and the world they are witness to.

Recorded after being inspired by all the negative occurrences in recent times, the “Smiling” video was directed by William “Putt” Holmes and shot at the old Lil Jon “King of Crunk” studio after the recent deaths in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St Louis, Dallas and Nice ‎France. It was produced by J-Kits.

‎Artists such as Lil Jon, Mama D, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Scrappy are helping to promote it via Twitter, Facebook and other their personal social media platforms.

Kalosa’s father, prominent ATL music attorney Vince Phillips, said:

I’m proud of her. She wrote a song about humanity – in Atlanta, and across the nation we have seen our share of injustice and senseless killing. Instead of smiling, kids see on the news and sometimes right down their street, innocent people being shot and harmed. The bottom line is we need to come together as a human race – to remember that everything should be about our kids. It should always be about the kids. What are we teaching them?

Dallas based artist, Patcasso, is known for taking his fans on a journey while performance painting to inspired music. When he heard 16-year old Kelly Kalosa’s song, “Smiling” he felt it was perfect. He couldn’t believe such a young artist made the song.

Keliy has a great ability at 16 years old to reflect today’s life and times with her art in a way that captures it’s intense pain and yet is inspiring with hope. Her song provides me the soundtrack to express my hope and concerns for the world that my 2-year-old daughter is growing up in.

Along with her song, Kalosa is launching a movement of her own. #KidsLivesMatter. With the phrase Evolution Over Injustice (E.O.I.) she has introduced a new movement that the Atlanta Music community is embracing.

When I wrote this song, I really didn’t understand the importance people find in such simple words.

About Patcasso
Patrick “Patcasso” Hunter is a nationally recognized performance painter. He has performed at the Sundance, Essence and Bentonville Festivals and opened for personalities such as Snoop Dog, Ben Stein and Hank Aaron raising support for charitable causes around the country

About Kelly Kalosa
Now 16 years old. Singer songwriter Kelly Kalosa has been writing and singing her own music for 3 years. Her music inspires and is the essence of hope and positivity that speaks for a generation.

New Artist: Straight Piracy Productions Presents… Young Balli “Oh Please” @young_balli @virdiko #teambiggarankin #promovatican

Interview: Shawn Archer says SKE Records is next on Ignant Truth @iamshawnarcher


On this episode of the IT podcast, Ms. E.D. Free caught up with SKE Recording artist S

Shawn Archer days before the release of his new EP “Swag & 808’s” We find out WHO is Shawn Archer and get to hear some of his music as we featured two songs “No Lames Allowed” and “In God We Trust”.


A3C Festival [Schedule & Line-Up]
Performers Include: Rick Ross, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, Redman and Def Squad’s Erick Sermon & Keith Murray, Bun B, Cam’ron, Too $hort, Austin Millz, Bryan-Michael Cox, Chase N. Cashe, Cormega, DJ Nabs, DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, K.A.A.N., Kelechi, Kid Capri, Lowkey, Mr. DJ, OJ Da Juiceman, Planet Asia, Rapper Big Pooh, Bahamadia, Scotty ATL, Sosamann, Starlito, Smokepurpp, Sy Ari Da Kid, Kweku Collins, J.I.D, Tall Black Guy, Zoey Dollaz and HUNDREDS MORE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED.
A3C Conference [Schedule & Line-Up]
Speakers Include: Anthony Saleh (Freebandz), Brandon Hixon (De La Soul), Justin Boland (Pandora), YesJulz (YesJulz Agency), James Andrews (SMASHD Group), James Cuthbert (Sprite), Ryan Leslie (Artist/Entrepreneur), Too $hort, Mike McGarry (Fitzgerald & Co.), Aaron Reid (Epic Records), Shanti Das, Corey Smith (MLB), Jonathan Mannion (Photographer), William Warren Jr. (Mitchell & Ness), Steve DiCecco (Reebok), Kameron Dabney (Dailymotion), Fab 5 Freddy, Bassel Naaman (DASH RADIO), Demont Callender (AM Only) Vanessa Satten (XXL Magazine), Organized Noize, Maurice Garland (Hip Hop Wired), Ernie Talbert (Under Armour), Jeff Sledge (Atlantic Records), Brian Young (The Shade Room), Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse, Keinon Johnson (Interscope Records) and Joshua “Hip-Hop” Kyambo and DOZENS MORE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED.

New Artist: BRUSE WANE “VENOM” ft Chris Rivers (Big Pun’s Son) and the Late Sean Price @brusewane @onlychrisrivers @seanprice @illaghee2k @itsdjeclipse @kloudninemusic

Wane Enterprises CEO and New York artist Bruse Wane presents the music video for “Venom”, featuring guest appearances from the late Sean Price as well as Chris Rivers, son of the late Big Pun. The video features DJ Eclipse dropping cuts and a cameo from Illa Ghee. Produced by Kloud Nine Music, “Venom” appears on Bruse’s new album Earl Manigault Of Rap. Bruse also recently released the music video for EMOR singles “Brighter Days” (watch) and “Yuu” (watch). Bruse previously collaborated with the Price (watch the music video for “Beast Inside”) and Keith Murray (listen to “Return Of The Spitters (RMX)” featuring Keith Murray and Fam-Illy). A native of the Bronxdale Houses Projects in the Soundview section of the Bronx, Bruse founded Wane Enterprises in 2001, hosting events featuring Styles P, Papoose, N.O.R.E, Buckshot and Remy Ma. “I just wanted the video to bang like the track,” Bruse says. “When we dropped the audio months back the reaction we got from the fans and critics was dope, so I wanted to make sure the visuals was on point. It was great linking up with Chris, Illa and DJ Eclipse for this one. I really wanted to make sure this got out before the end of the summer, so we could scorch the whole game.”

Looking to see Rick Ross, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, Redman and Def Squad’s Erick Sermon & Keith Murray, Bun B, Cam’ron, Too $hort, Austin Millz, Bryan-Michael Cox, Chase N. Cashe, Cormega, DJ Nabs, DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, K.A.A.N., Kelechi, Kid Capri, Lowkey, Mr. DJ, OJ Da Juiceman, Planet Asia, Rapper Big Pooh, Bahamadia, Scotty ATL, Sosamann, Starlito, Smokepurpp, Sy Ari Da Kid, Kweku Collins, J.I.D, Tall Black Guy, Zoey Dollaz and 100’s more? I have prices for the low reach me at

New Artist: JULiA LEWiS x Jarell Perry – Love You Down @thejulialewis @jarellperry

LA singer-songwriter Jarell Perry has teamed up with Bay Area bred beat-maker Julia Lewis to rework the classic 90s hit Love You Down (originally released by 80s R&B band Ready for the World and later popularized in dance clubs by INOJ). The song maintains it’s instantly recognizable melody with Perry’s rich vocal, while the Julia Lewis production leaps straight into the future. Bass heavy nods and trap-style flair keep things fresh through to the end, where you’re bound to mash the repeat button – whether you’re there for the nostalgia of the 90s or for the sounds of tomorrow. This Norcal-Socal collaboration blends both in a beautiful way.


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New Artist: Trel Mack – Taking Chances ft. Fru @trelmack @fruishere

Trel Mack is back again with more content for his fans. Still promoting his EP “Night Before the Dawn”, he was also featured on rising DMV rapper Fru project “Polished Misfit”,

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New Artist: Big Trin – No Pre$$ure No Diamond$ (Mixtape) @BigTrinMBM

Big Trin released his freshman mixtape “No Pre$$ure No Diamond$” this past Friday on his Soundcloud. After prepping for the project with multiple video releases the mixtape is finally here and is a certified banger. From hit records, to anthems, bars and monumental features this is a mixtape that embodies everything you want. There is production from Ayo The Producer, V12 The Hitman & Chase N Dough.

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New Artist: Trel Mack – Caravan of Contrary ft. Mel Alston Jr. @trelmack, @melalstonjr

Trel Mack drops his new visual from his “Night Before the Dawn” EP. He releases the visual to “Caravan of Contrary” one of the fan favorites from the critically acclaimed EP. The record also features R&B singer Mel Alston Jr.


New Artist: Bigga Rankin “Bigga Is Betta” (Best Of Bigga Rankin) Hosted by Dj Winn & Dj Stikubush @biggarankin00 @djwinn727 @djstikuhbush


01- Intro
02- Casino Mel ft Bigga Rankin – God Dont Like Ugly
03- YFN Lucci ft Bigga Rankin – Patience
04- 2Chainz ft Bigga Rankin – Neighborhood
05- Lil Stl ft Bigga Rankin – MDG Da Mob
06- Bankroll Fresh ft Bigga Rankin Intro
07- Shy Glizzy ft Bigga Rankin – La Introduction
08- Maxx Pain ft Bigga Rankin – Addicted To Hustlin
09- Scrill White ft Bigga Rankin – Daily Bread
10- Yo Gotti ft Bigga Rankin & Zedzilla – They Dont Want It
11- Cool Amerika ft Bigga Rankin & Dj Scream – No Taxes 2
12- Joe Green Ft Bigga Rankin – Choppas
13- Border Rico ft Bigga Rankin & Dj Shab – GMB
14- Cap1 ft Bigga Rankin – Intro

“Bigga Is Betta” its time we package and present the world with our latest WRNR offering, “Bigga Is Betta” (The Best Of Bigga Rankin). This mixtape is a compilation of some of the biggest and hardest intros ever recorded. Bigga Rankin has given the world some of the most influential mixtapes and artist, its only right that we celebrate his newest endeavors by highlighting some of our biggest projects. You can’t have a legendary mixtape without Mixtape Monster Dj Winn and the Pro-tools God Dj Stikuhbush.

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New Artist: KAS DIN feat JEEZY- The Difference @kas_din @ellisparkllc

KAS DIN ft JEEZY “The Difference” produced by Fresh Money , via Ellis Park LLC.. With a soulful voice and the Street King, Young Jeezy on the track, its no wonder why this track is heating up the airwaves all over the country. Djs be the one talking about this record, not the ones asking about it!

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New Artist: FILTHY RICH, “FAVORITE LIL THOTTY” @realfilthyrich @seriousbeats



Southside Chicago rapper Filthy Rich presents “Favorite Lil Thotty”, his new Serious Beats-produced single from Reservoir Dog, Rich’s forthcoming album also featuring production from Paris Bueller (watch the music video for “All I Want”) Hearontrackz, C-Sick, Ill Brown and Snapbackondatrack. Reservoir Dogs will be Filthy’s first album since he overcame end stage renal failure, which he was diagnosed with just before he released his 2013 album White Devil (DatPiff). 2015 saw the release of the music video for “Easter Sunday” (Youtube). Other releases include (DatPiff), The G.W.O.P. Chronicles (Spotify),Trappy Holidays and Tricks Or Beats. Rich says the new single is “based off a past relationship. Me and this girl fell for each other, but she had her problems, and we went through it. Eventually, I came out the other side of it, and I saw other people going through bogus relationships of there own so I thought it would make for a song that people could relate to.”

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New Artist: Fabian Secon – “Looking For The Old Me” (feat. Kevin Clarke) @FabianSecon @KevinxClarke

This chill, beat driven and moody guitar sample driven record features rising progressive R&B singer from LA – Kevin Clarke, who buzzed online earlier this year with ‘Kiss Of Life’. They connected online after Kevin heard Fabian Secon’s, Splurgeboys assisted, “Fallin” and Fabian discovered Kevin Clarke’s “Kiss Of Life” on soundcloud. A mutual appreciation led to “Looking for The Old me”. The record is about soul searching for the person he was when they first met, combating the inevitable complacency in relationships. Fabian’s raw warm tone contrasts well with Kevin’s airy, floaty, Sade-esque delivery. P‎roduced by Lucas Secon and Fabian Secon.


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New POP Artist: Dessa- Quinine @dessa


DOUBLE BAM! Dessa just released a brand new single called “Quinine”!!! The track was produced by Paper Tiger with co-production by Lazerbeak and additional production from Dessa herself (shout out to that sweet marimba). A true family affair and ultimate collabo heat knocker in every sense. This is the first new bit of recorded music that Dessa has released since 2013’s Parts of Speech album and hints at way more to come. Check out the track and grab it digitally from any of the links below. Big shouts to Bill Phelps on the sweet cover photo.

Dessa News Wrap-Up

See Dessa in the UK

Dessa and Aby Wolf have crossed the pond once more. Following a free show in Polignano, Italy tonight, the duo will be playing three shows in the UK next week! Get details and tickets below:

09 August – London – Tickets

10 August – Manchester – Tickets

11 August – Cardiff – Tickets

Dessa in New Jersey August 25th

Dessa is performing with Welcome to Night Vale’s new live show “Ghost Stories” later this month at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Some tickets are still available right here.

Dessa in Duluth, MN

Dessa plays Downtown Duluth, MN at next month’s Super Big Block Party 2! Huge shouts to Chaperone Records and Red Herring Lounge for throwing this party. Get tickets right here.

Dessa in St. Paul, MN

Dessa’s next big hometown show takes place Friday, September 9th at theO’Shaugnesssy in St. Paul. Special guests MONAKR will open the show. Some tickets are still available right here.

Orchestra Hall 2017

Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestrateam up for a special performance in April of 2017. Tickets now on sale to the general public and available right here.

New Reggaeton Artist: Dominican Born Duo El Duo Perfecto-“Tanto Dano”


Biography: “El Duo Perfecto” consists of Robin Cepeda and Anthony Jimenez both Dominican decent. This duo is known for their infectious musical fusions and great talent that stands out not only on gender, but beyond. Note that these young artists just twenty one years of age. They write their own songs that bring a fresh new sound with “clean” lyrics. Today debuting their newest single “Tanto Daño” which Premiered on Mtv3 and Nbc Universo.

Last year “Me Tiene Confundido” featuring “El Super Nuevo” Produced by hit maker “Chael” in the Dominican Republic became a instant hit. Previous songs like “Aqui Estoy Yo” also featured May of 2015 on MTV3. All songs were mixed by A&X which are known producers of “Don Omar

Back in 2014 “El Duo Perfecto” caught the attention of “Jotan Afanador” the official drummer of “Romeo Santos”. Jotan heard the songs of the duo and wanted to be part of their new project by adding live drums and co-producing their first debut album titled “Subelo”, most songs from the album played in several concerts of “Romeo Santos” worldwide . The single “Nadie Como Tu” reached the top 40 in Latin tropical Charts. They have performed in major hispanic television shows in Miami such as “Despierta America”, “Accesso Total”, etc. On April 2015 the Duo traveled to the Dominican Republic and performed on live hit television shows such as “De Extremo a Extremo”, “Divertido Con Jochy”, “Qtv” and “La Belleza es Mia” that are seen in Europe and all Latin America. They also have been awarded and nominated by locals “Premios Too Much”, and “Premios Hondumex” Let it be known that Sony Music has an interest in this young duo. This talented duo is set to take Latin America by storm like no other duo in the history of latin music.


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New Artist: Mark Morrison – MYLIFE 2.0 (feat. Rick Ross & Tory Lanez) @_MarkMorrison @RickyRozay @ToryLanez

R&B singer-songwriter Mark Morrison enlists Rick Ross and Tory Lanez for his brand new single “MYLIFE 2.0”, produced by Izze The Producer, which is available now on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital retailers. ‎This year marks the 20th anniversary of Morrison’s No. 1 hit single “Return of the Mack”.



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Dubmatix mixtapes: Illbilly Hitec, Sticky Joe, Gabby Ranks, Prince Alla, Dubamine

“No Borders”
(Rub A Dub, Steppers, Digital & Jungle)

The latest release from iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft Horseman, Promoe, Kinetical, Emwan. Remixes from fleCK, Max Powa & Dubmatix.

Label: Echo Beach


Sticky Joe
“Good Day” E.P.
(Rub A Rub, Reggae)

No.1 spot – most popular tracks on Rodigans BBC 1Xtra show

Latest EP ft Macka B, Horseman, Parly B, Sr Wilson, Cheshire Cat &


Gappy Ranks
“Guide Me”
(Modern Roots)

The latest release from Modern Roots vocalist Gappy Ranks on the VPAL Music label.


Dubamine (ft Blackout JA, Brother Culture…)
“String Up the Sound”
(Reggae / Bass Music)

Bass music meets roots culture in debut EP from Californian producer Dubamine.


Prince Alla (ft Dubvisionist, Lone Ranger and more)
“Run Come”
(Dub / Roots Reggae)

The 70s legend Prince Alla meets M7 Allstars & Dubvisionist at 11-7 Records.


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New Artist: THE ALLIYANCE- SELTZER WATER @earthtonemuziq @rwswanny @ikp4president @thealliyance @baddassbilly (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

East coast rap collective The AlliYance presents “Seltzer Water”, the new single from The Prequel, their forthcoming debut mixtape dropping July 1. Comprised of I.K.P., who recently dropped visuals for “You Know The Drill” (watch), Billy Hood, EarthTone and producer/engineer Swanny River, The AlliYance’s first collaboration was the “I Be On It” single (watch the music video). “Seltzer Water” marks the first of a list of various content The AlliYance will drop every Friday through July under the hashtag #JulYance, culminating in the release of their debut EP Introducing… The AlliYance. “To understand ‘Seltzer Water’, you must understand our previous single ‘Sugar Water, Part 1: Phone Tap’ (listen),” says I.K.P. “‘Sugar Water’ was a reference to the colored juices and frozen ices mostly found at bodegas, 7-Elevens and neighborhood delis and how easily accessible those sweet frozen water treats are. We flipped that into a metaphor for infiltrating mainstream culture because those treats are everywhere and that’s where we want to be. ‘Seltzer Water’ is like the b-side to ‘Sugar Water’. Here we are more aggressive and rebellious, like the difference of how actual seltzer water is more bitter than sugar water is. Swanny River had a Wu-Tang sample he wanted to flip over the classic ‘Impeach The President’ drums to give something to our core that would get them ready for our summertime takeover. I heard the track and when Swanny was through with the beat, I said name it ‘Seltzer Water’ because Raekwon had a song called ‘Ice Water’ from Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. It just seemed to fit.”

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New Artist: SUPAWAVE OSBOURNE, “LEFT SHOES” @supawaveosbourne (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

Brooklyn, New York emcee SupaWave Osbourne presents the midnightpatrolfilm-directed music video for “Left Shoes”, his new single produced by Wale collaborator Best Kept Secret of Flawless Tracks. “Left Shoes” will appear on The Mandela Effect, SupaWave’s forthcoming album dropping in 2017. Representing Brooklyn’s Bushwick and Flatbush sections, SupaWave has collaborated with Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox and Copywrite, and has shared the stage with the likes of MF DOOM, Sean Price and Machine Gun Kelly. Regarding the song, SupaWave says “Growing up I always was into skateboarding and hung out with skateboarders whom anyone who knows them would agree, are relentless pranksters. And, I’m just giving descriptions of my personality by saying that if we were friends I’d be the type to sleep over at your house and wake up, hide all your left shoes on you and then leave before you wake up.”

New ATL Artist: J CUTTA- SUMMER OF SAM @datsjcutta @blasianbeats (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

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Atlanta rapper/producer J Cutta presents “Summer Of Sam”, his new single produced by Lil Wayne producer Blasian Beats. J’s last album was Life, Lies & Luxury (stream on Bandcamp), which spawned the single “Livin” (watch the music video). J has produced for the Youngbloodz, the Dungeon Family (click here to hear “Fall Back”), has opened for Soulja Boy and has been featured on mixtapes with DJ Scream and DJ Teknikz. The idea and the creation of the song came from good vibes in the studio,” J says of the new single. “I wrote a few different hooks for this track and this one just stuck. It has the chant and anthem feel. It’s that gym work it and blast music in the car on the way to the club type of song. I ran the track back a few times and felt like it jelled together.”

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New Miami Artist: LEX ONE- “I’M SORRY” @lexonegtps (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

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Miami-based rapper/producer Lex One presents “I’m Sorry”, the new single from his album Gold Plaque. In celebration of the release, Lex has released a t-shirt and 11×14 print in collaboration with Duane Planes and FAMO, available at The print is 11×14 printed on a high quality pearl textured paper. Lex’s previous single “They Know” was chosen to be on rotation on Shade45 after the callers unanimously voted it in, and Lex was interviewed by Sway on-air (listen). Lex featured on Sidney Samson’s “Riverside” single, which went platinum in the UK (Youtube). Lex’s blog is now independent label GTPS, which recently released his album Gold Plaquefeaturing PR$FIT, Hellz Poet, Lyve Kaos, Mega, Mike Beatz, Lazee, Mr Burns, Simian Frenz and Miss (read Miami New Times’ interview with Lex).

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New Artist: SHORTS- LONG STORY SHORT @fuckshorts (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

White Plains, New York rapper Shorts presents Long Story Short, his new EP featuring Breeze Mantana and Kayne Precise, along with a promo video for the EP (watch). The EP comes on the heels of visuals for “Good Space” (watch) and “Money” (watch). “‘Long story short’ is a common phrase used to sum things up or conclude something,” Shorts says about his new project. “It’s a phrase I happen to use often and recently I’ve been reminded by family that I’ve been using it for a while now. I’m a very direct/to the point type of person so the title/ideology of ‘Long Story Short’ coincides well with who I am as an individual. Inspiration for this project all came from real life events… new encounters/breakups/disappointment/daily experiences all played a part during the creative process… as the process took place, it created a brief storyline, hence the title.”


New Artist: JABEE, “COME UP” @mynameisjabee @chriscutta @therealmeant2b (Contact me for A3C ( passes for the low at


Emmy award-winning Oklahoma City rapper Jabee presents “Come Up”, his new single featuring Meant2B and produced by Chris Cutta. His last visual was for the Statik Selektah-produced single “Exhausted” (watch). Both singles will appear on Black Future, his forthcoming album featuring Chuck D, Brother Ali and Killer Mike as well as production from J57, Hannibal King and M Stacks. In 2013 Jabee released his album Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt(iTunes) on Murs’ 3:16 label. Jabee was already one of URB Magazine’s Next 1000 when his DJ Vadim-produced Blood Is The New Black mixtape dropped in 2008. His Must Be Nice mixtape collaboration with Terry Urban and Mick Boogie featured Green Lantern, 9th Wonder, Blu and Oddisee. His 2011 Lucky Me mixtape clocked 40,000 downloads. Jabee contributed a track to the official Boondocks Season 3 mixtape, and won an Emmy for his writing and performance in a commercial for Science Museum Oklahoma (watch). Jabee was a vocal and focal point for a leading role in the new NIKE x Kevin Durant commercial “The Baddest”. In 2014 Jabee was invited to Shade 45 in NYC to be featured and interviewed by Sway of “Sway in The Morning” (watch). Chuck D of Public Enemy says “Jabee’s music has the potential to change the world.”

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New Artist: MAZZI & S.O.U.L. PURPOSE, “WYD” @itsmazzi (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at


New Jersey rapper Mazzi & S.O.U.L. (Sense Of Understanding Life’s) Purpose presents his new single “WYD?” which will appear on his forthcoming albumThe Building, the followup to Digital Diggin’ 3Minus1, where he rhymed over beats composed of samples all found online. Previous releases include “Weight” featuring Nore, Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud (listen) and his albumThe Inspection which was hosted by Statik Selektah and featured Jadakiss, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Homeboy Sandman and Breezly Brewin (listen). Mazzi has shared stages with Eminem, Big Pun, G-Unit, Ghostface, M.O.P., Slick Rick, Erykah Badu and many more. A portion of proceeds from all S.O.U.L. Purpose albums go to charity, and Mazzi regularly travels to Palestine and Israel for humanitarian work, bringing medical supplies and conducting workshops, talent shows and live performances for youth in refugee camps.

New Dominican artist: La Nefera, “Odio” @lanefera @jakebeatz (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

Dominican emcee La Nefera presents the music video for “Odio”, the new single from A LO HECHO PECHO!, her forthcoming album set to feature Arianna Puello as well as production from Pearlbeatz, Meister Lampe, DJ Tron and Jakebeatz (who directed the music video for PW Films). Born in the Dominican Republic, La Nefera moved to Switzerland in her teens, forming the WS Crew which released the Nuestra Frequenzia EP in 2009. She is also part of female group Vybezbilder, which released the Skillz On Fire album in 2015 (stream on Soundcloud). “Odio” was produced by Switzerland-based producer Sharp de Brazl. “Odio” denounces the abuse of power and competition-promoting behaviors and structures. I criticize people who rip off and abuse others and spread hate and envy.” When asked about her inspirations, La Nefera says “I draw my inspiration from my life experiences, and also being a social worker and being in touch with a lot of different characters.” A LO HECHO PECHO! drops September 2016 on Empire Music, the Swiss record label led by CEO Matthieu “MDB” Siegenthaler whose team is responsible for releases with Sonny Seeza (ONYX), Saigon, N.B.S., Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) and more.

Kool Keith- Basquiat @junkadelic (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at


Kool Keith Presents: Tashan DorrsettThe Preacher” new album and instrumentals produced by Junkaz Lou in stores JULY 29TH 2016. CD & LP (Red) available for pre-orders at Fatbeats

Pre-order Digital Edition on iTunes and Support on Bandcamp


1.Let Me Breath
3.Do You Wanna Ride?
5.The Preacher
6.Touch Her
7.Basquiat ft. Big Sche, Mic Handz, Dane Uno
8.Referee ft. Dane Uno
9.Let Me Breath (Instrumental)
10.Spanked (Instrumental)
11.Do You Wanna Ride? (Instrumental)
12.V.I.P (Instrumental)
13.The Preacher (Instrumental)
14.Touch Her (Instrumental)
15.Basquiat (Instrumental)
16.Referee (Instrumental)

All songs produced by Junkaz Lou.
Art by Zombie Yeti Studios.


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For my LA People: RSVP for event with @questionbridge and Actor/ Activists Jesse Williams

Join Us on July 30 at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles for a Special Evening Hosted by QB Producer Jesse Williams. The Event is Free to the Public and will Feature an Engaging and Intimate Conversation with Jesse. Drinks and Food will be Served Throughout the Night. RSVP and Learn More Here:
To Commemorate Question Bridge’s Finale Run and Celebrate Question Bridge’s Induction into the New Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture in DC Later this Year, We’re Hosting this Special Event in Los Angeles. Space is Limited to Attend the Intimate Conversation with Activist and Actor Jesse Williams so Please RSVP for the Event and Arrive Early:
*The Official Event Starts at 7:00 PM. However, the Question Bridge Team is Filming Throughout the Day from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. All Black men are invited to come early to participate in Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males is an Innovative Transmedia Project that Facilitates a Dialogue Between a Critical Mass of Black Men from Diverse and Contending Backgrounds and Creates a Platform for them to Represent and Redefine Black Male Identity in America. In September 2016, Question Bridge will be Part of the First Year-Long Exhibition in the New Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall in Washington DC. Visit for More Information

New Artist: Yinka Diz- YOu & Me 2 @yinkadiz @kidsoulbrother (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

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Fresh off a run of Jean-Michel Basquiat-inspired mixtapes – New Art, New Money (Bandcamp) and The Radiant Child (Bandcamp) – Yinka Diz returns with his new single “You & Me II”, produced by Kid Soul Brother. The new single will appear on his forthcoming album The Departure, also set to feature production from Yinka as well as France’s David Bocuse (watch the video for “Vegas”), Superville, Beatfanatik and Dae One. “You & Me II” expands on Yinka’s self-described “street cosmopolitan sound”, reflective of his many travels as well as his roots in Nigeria, Southern California, Chicago and the DMV. Regarding the new single Yinka says “Twice as nice as the first. #TDLP coming soon.” Yinka currently resides in Washington, D.C.


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New Atlanta Artist: Matt Citron- Tabasco Flows 2 @mattcitronmtz (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

The 22 year old Atlanta native, Matt Citron, has begun to make a name for himself as a new artist in the world of Hip-Hop by combining a strikingly bold East Coast flow alongside bright pulsating melodies. With production ranging from New York’s golden age of Just Blaze bangers, to modern future bass and indie electronica inspired records, a distinctly unique sound is what you can expect to find from Matt Citron.

Hip-hop artist Matt Citron is an Atlanta native, but growing up with two New York born parents gave him a distinct and unique style unlike what you may expect from Atlanta’s music scene today. With family ties to jazz, Citron was born with music in his blood, however his first real passion was in basketball. Influenced by his father who used to play in the summer league at the West 4th Street courts, Greenwich Village (also known as “The Cage”), Matt was playing basketball before he could walk, and continued to play through high school and college.

It was in his high shool years that Matt found rap. Listening to artists like Outkast, Ludacris, T.I, and Dipset from a young age, Citron had been writing his whole life, however after hearing some friends freestyling, Matt became wildy inspired right away and decided to try it out himself. It became an outlet of passion, and he would freestyle with his friends after school and at parties often up to 6 hours at a time. After a while Matt started writing down his raps along with freestyling, and rapidly became more involved and interested in hiphop as an art.

After gaining a division one scholarship to play college basketball in South Carolina, the bustling industry that is organized college basketball made it clear to Matt that hip-hop was his primary passion, as he felt himself falling out of love with basketball. He began using all his spare time to write and develop songs. Feeling like he needed to get back to a big city and with such strong ties to New York, Matt Citron transferred to Adelphi University, Long Island, a mere 30 minute train ride to Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan. This began somewhat of a double life for Citron between basketball and music, as still on a scholarship Matt would often make trips into the city to immerse himself in the hip-hop scene as much as he could without the knowledge of his coaches. At the end of his first year Matt got hit in the eye during a pickup basketball game. This resulted in a torn retina and although he returned to Adelphi for one more semester, he could no longer play. As he sat at practices and games waiting for his eye to fully recover, watching his teammates play, the realisation that basketball was no longer his calling became more and more evident. Choosing to move back to Atlanta, Matt Citron became deeply involved in his music and decided to fully pursue a career in music. Shortly after his return, Matt was introduced to legendary Atlanta hip hip radio DJ, Greg Street, by good friend and iconic artist Gilbert Young.

Right away Greg Street fell in love with Matt’s distinctive sound and started working extremely closely with Matt to help him build a name in the music industry.
Already with cosigns from names such as Greg Street, DJ Khaled, Just Blaze, DJ Drama, and Busta Rhymes Matt Citron is beginning to carve a name for himself in the world of hip-hop.

New Hawaiian Artist: Taz Vegas- Brother for the people @tazvegas (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

It looks like the group from the Big Island, Positive Motion, (“Take You Higher,” “Singing The Blues,” “Sweet Misery”) is finally back and this time their new smash hit “Talking” will definitely have people talking all throughout the summertime season!

With catchy hooks, a great message, amazing vocals, and sweet production “Talking” is a song that is magnetic, energetic and


It’s been a while since we heard from Positive Motion and I think that once you hear their new song you will agree that it was worth the wait!




New Artist: FreshfromDE — “Doin’ Numbers” @freshfromde (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at




Single #2 “Doin’ Numbers” from FreshfromDE x Rekordhead upcoming album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” which is a reference to the growing up in the MC’s native state of Delaware. This latest single states FreshfromDE’s aspirations to “Do Numbers” despite the fact he’s from a small state with no industry connections, not just money, but stats, plays, interaction, exposure, EVERYTHING. Expect to hear “Home Is Where The Heart Is” in its full glory late spring.
*Written & Performed by FreshfromDE
*Produced & Mixed by Rekordhead

HOT MIX: UK Best Kept Secret: DJ Compton McDonald : Sheets Urban Radio Show 7/16/16 (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

Another chance to hear some quality urban goodness from the world of RnB, Rap & Club as hosted by the UK’s Best Kept Secret… Click relevant link above for TrackList… Time-limited download available here –>

SahLence – Groove Me

CVIRO & GXNXVS – Problem

Donae’O – Polo

Tinashe – SuperLove

AlunaGeorge – Mean What I Mean (feat. Leikeli47 & Dreezy)

Yellow Claw feat. Yade Lauren – Invitation (Original Mix)

Cierra Ramirez Ft. Casey Veggies & Honey C – Faded

Casper & B. – New Phone Who Dis feat. Pell

Ryan Stylez – Down (feat. Sage the Gemini)

Isac Elliot – Wishful Thinking

Raw Blue- Cant Sleep On U Feat. Tory Lanez

Devvon Terrell & William Singe – Controlla (Remix)

Drashia Marche – Tempo

Damond Blue Ft. Wale – Give It To You (Remix)

Kent Jones feat. Pitbull & Lil Wayne – Don’t Mind (Remix)

Fifth Harmony – Voicemail

Luke Christopher – Day Dreams

Lyan Ft Mumzy Stranger – Lost Without Your Love (Mujhe Neend Na Aaye Remix)

Ace Hood – American Dream

Ty Dolla $ign – Campaign (ft. Future)

Zuse – Set It Off

Skate Maloley – Perkys Calling Remix

Ace Hood – She Loves Ft. Fabolous


PnB Rock – Just Wanna Come Back

TJ Boyce – H Town Chick

Chris Brown ft. Tyrese – Back To Sleep (Remix)


TJ Bridges – WaGwan

Tish Hyman ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Fabolous – Dreams

Rami x Mickey Shiloh – GPS


DJ Carnage Ft. Young Thug & Shakka – Don’t Call Me


Tona – Grime Date ft. Skripture

Dusky feat. Wiley – Sort It Out Sharon

Benny Benassi – Pandemonium (feat. FATHERDUDE)

Ducko McFli Ft. ForteBowie & Mike Floss – If You Want Me

Rockie Fresh – Call Me When Its Over (ft. Chris Brown)

KDA Ft. Tinashe – Just Say

Aston Merrygold – I Aint Missing You

Benny Benassi – I Keep Running (Ft. Sheare)

Sophie Cotterell & Only Jack Jones – Champagne Lips (VIP Mix)

Sauce Lord Rich ft B.o.B. – All Te Way

Dreezy – Afford My Love (feat Wale)

Marty Grimes Ft. Rexx Life Raj & YMTK – Animal

‘The Sheets Urban Radio Show’ airs every Saturday night on NE1FM 102.5 from 7pm (GMT)

The show is also syndicated every Wednesday on the Nova Radio Network from 10pm (GMT)!wednesday/ua6q4

If you are looking to attend A3C ( contact me at for tickets on the low

New Artist: Dane Uno- Colors of Chicago @JUNKADELIC (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

Kool Keith Presents: “Dane Uno – Project Radiation” new mixtape by Dane Uno ft. Kool Keith, Sharkula, Junkaz Lou, Rob Smooth, DJ Phonz, Midwest Da Don, J.D, Goon & Fahim Allah.

“Project Radiation is the truest gem you find listed on white paper in a CD-R case sitting in layer of stacks of jewel cases on 125 Street out front the Apollo awaiting purchase. And you purchase. And it becomes one of the best memories you have of Summer 2016. Just let it come to you” (TMT).

New Artist: Patrick Ladon- Southern Poetry @Patrick_LaDon (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at




“Southern Poetry” is the latest project from Pine Bluff, Arkansas upcoming spitter Patrick LaDon. The mixtape plays host to minimal collaborations in Jade Denton, and Thowed M, alongside production from the likes of Fiittdz Carter, Matcy P, The Shipmates, and Boundless Beats. Southern Poetry is a soulful experience, with a Houston sound, with influences from the likes Of Z-Ro, Pharoah and Charlie Boy. Despite all the adversity, and trials and tribulations growing up in the South, Patrick LaDon manages to find some catharsis in the form of… “Southern Poetry”
01.) The OG Said (Prod. by The Shipmates)
02.) Chick Magnet (feat. Throwed M) (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
03.) By Myself (Prod. by BoundlessBeats)
04.) CPRF (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
05.) Interracial Dating (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
06.) Born In Tha South (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
07.) Money Speak (feat. Jade Denton) (Prod. by The Shipmates)
08.) Drugs & Relationships (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
09.) 10 Bandz [Freestyle]
10.) I Hated Myself (Prod. by Matcy P)
11.) 870 (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
12.) It’s OK (Prod. by The Shipmates)
13.) Revenge/Revelations (Prod. by The Shipmates)
*Written & Performed by Patrick LaDon
*Mixed & Mastered by Chad Wigley & Sgt.B

New Artist: Noochie “GUTTA” @noochiemusic

Noochie “GUTTA” produced by KC The Beat Monster and Grammy Winning She’kspere , Directed by The Risk Takerz via OY Music Group In association with Empire Distribution. This track delivers hard hitting bass lines with an uplifting message. Noochie proudly puts DC on his back and is ready to bring his City Out The “GUTTA”

New Artist: FreshfromDE — “Home Is Where The Heart Is” @freshfromde

“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is an 8 track album produced 100% by Boston producer Rekordhead. Delaware’s FreshfromDEexplores the challenges of repping for his hometown and state, in the face of lacking a voice within the present world. You can hear the pride FreshfromDE has in his home and how he doesn’t hesitate to accept the responsibility of being the mouthpiece for his people, hometown and state.
Following the previous releases of the inspirational anthem “Doin’ Numbers” and the somber reminiscing on his days coming up back home on “To The Homies.” The album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” is all about using your past experiences, surviving your youthful mistakes and learning from them then being motivated enough to apply these aforementioned lessons to your everyday life to fuel you as you pursue your goals. Whatever those goals may be…

@A3c & Creative Loafing Present SLAM TRUMP MC Battle August 11 @aisle5 in L5P @cl_atlanta (Contact me for A3C ( Tickets for the low at

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Hi there,

Atlanta’s best Emcees take on Donald Trump in a night of politically charged rap battles.  If you love Donald Trump as much as we do (*side eye*) then you’re gonna love SLAM TRUMP!

Trump is a ridiculous man with no filter.  I could personally go in on him, but I’ll bite my tongue and let the MCs do that at SLAM TRUMP!  He provides an endless stream of material, so this should make for a very entertaining night.

Thursday, August 11th @ Aisle 5 in Little 5 Points

Doors @ 8pm | Show @ 9 till Midnight



How does the SLAM TRUMP event work?  (Click for More Details)

More upcoming events… We’ll be hosting our second to last A3C Social Club on August 9th, venue TBA.  We are also launching an event series with TuneCore in August, stay tuned for more info coming soon.

NEWS!  We also JUST announced 1996 @ A3C presented by Mass Appeal.  A3C & Mass Appeal will be hosting a series of ‘96 themed events, panels and interviews culminating with the 1996 Show on A3C’s Main Stage, Saturday, October 8th.  The 1996 Show will feature some of ‘96s most iconic artists including: Bone Thugs N Harmony (Midwest), Bun B (South), Too $hort (West), Redman (East) and more TBA.  We thought it was only right to have an artist represented from All 3 Coasts, and the midwest!

We have ONLY just begun announcing 2016 A3C Festival & Conference events, and are preparing for A3C’s biggest year yet.

See you there,

Mike Walbert – A3C Executive Director

New Artist: VV$ Rome – “Riot” (Prod. Dan Ryan) @Mogul_Phresh @WeTheVillains

“Riot” is a reflection of what is taking place in our black neighborhoods. It’s a response to all of the murder and injustice happening before our eyes. Black men and women are being slain in the streets by police officers and I’m fucking sick of it. – VV$ Rome

Sick and tired of mothers crying
Sick and tired of brothers dying

“Riot” was produced by Dan Ryan (@Mogul_Phresh). It’s the second single from VV$ Rome’s debut EP, “Clarity” which will be released September 6, 2016.
Follow VV$ Rome on Twitter, IG, and SnapChat @WeTheVillains