Meet Featured Artist MCMM an independent rap rock recording artist and entertainment brand from Los Angeles, California.
Check out MCMM latest video “I’m My Own Master”
FEATURED SUBMISSION: MYLES JEH
FEATURE FRIDAY ARTIST: MYLES JEH
Bio: Myles (Jéh) Sanders (born Oct. 28, 1989) is a New England-based model. Known for his creative, unique, and captivating photos, Myles has gained recognition through working with photographers and stylists from New York, Washington D.C., Canada and more.
Myles has been featured on television appearing on Mass Appeal with designer Justin Haynes of Jus10H Clothing Line. As lead male model for the Jus10H Brand and being cast in New York Fashion Week, Myles has modeled runway for four years; He was cast in the Urban Socialites Magazine Preview Show in Atlanta, Georgia. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Myles has signed to a non-exclusive contract with a private agency, followed his musical aspirations, and began his professional career.
Check out MYLES JEH latest video “Been There, Done That” off of the Mylestones mixtape, “Been There, Done That” is the lead single about getting over the lulls of a breakup.
The project can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon Music, or through direct
contact to Myles Jéh via social media or email:
MYLES JEH- Been There, Done That
FEATURED SUBMISSION: DOUG G
Bio: Doug G is an upcoming MC from Long Island, New York equipped with sharp flows over modernized old school Boom Bap beats that is sure to bring you back to the golden age of Hip Hop but with a fresh twist. Inspired by all walks of life, the lyrics get personal but Doug is not afraid to flex his lyrical prowess and go punchline for punchline and metaphor for metaphor. Combining a wide variety of styles everybody can relate to, the main thing and priority of Doug G is the quality of music.
Check out Doug G’s latest video “Good Day’s” from his new E.P. called “CMPLXCTY”below:
Doug G- GOOD DAYS (Prod. by Mr. Temmtation)
FEATURED SUBMISSION: ELIJAH J
Elijah J was born in West Los Angeles., and raised in South Central. His goal is to bring a new style, “his” style, to the music industry and influence the masses positively.
Check out Elijah J’s new mixtape release “Far From Perfect” free download below:
PRIVACY AFTER DARK NYE PARTY @ EL BAR LA|| DECEMBER 31, 2015
VVS Hospitality Group Brings You “Privacy After Dark” for NYE 2015
Open Bar – Sexy Burlesque
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GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR $10!
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Hosted by Model/Artist Melissa Mays (@blasia.red, @itsmelissamays)
Special Invited Guests, J.E Sincere (@je.sincere) and Mike Berry (@akamikeberry)
Performances by @DishragBurlesque & Singer/Songwriter @TorrionOfficial_
Sounds by DJ Don Juan (@yahomiedonjuan)
Top 40 – Hip Hop – R&B
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PHOTO RECAP: GHOSTFACE KILLAH SHOW 12.16.15
Photos by: Tami Temple
RHYME FEST 2015
Date: November 20th, 2015
Location: The Arena, Los Angeles
Who: Raekwon, Immortal Technique, Zion I, Freestyle Fellowship, LA Symphony,
Bambu, Lukyiam, 2MEX, LMNO, Acid Reign, R-Mean, Percee P, Namek,
Photographers: Tami Temple | William Rex McCracken
Celebrating Rhyme Fest’s 3rd anniversary was a do not miss on my list. With a stellar line-up from Wutang Clan member, Raekwon to Freestyle Fellowship to Immortal Technique blessing the crowd with his powerful delivery of words. Rhyme Fest once again delivers a powerful hip hop punch reminding folks hip hop is still alive and well.
Before Sevyn Streeter presented herself as a solo artist, I knew her as a member of girl group, RichGirl. I was one of those Rap-Up magazine readers throughout grade school and I vividly remember seeing her in some of the pictures I would tear out and tape to my wall.
Sevyn’s street team took over El Rey Theatre and I was amongst them on Wednesday. Surveying the venue I spotted TV personality, Christina Milian and Ty$ amongst the crowd. I grabbed a drink from the bar in anticipation of an eventful evening.
Social media sensation, Avery Wilson, kicked off the night with his rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You” and an acoustic version of Fetty Wap’s “My Way.” It’s been a long time since I’ve heard girls scream at the top of their lungs for an R&B newcomer, but Avery had them hooked. Occasionally showing off his washboard abs and belting out majestic notes, I’m surprised no one bum rushed the stage. He closed out his set with a performance of his newest single, “Change My Mind” featuring Atlanta based Rap trio, Migos.
Shortly after, Sevyn made her way to the stage and gave us all a taste of her South Florida roots with a few signature dance moves. The room instantly filled with great energy and excitement. Sevyn had me by surprise with her vocal range. The girl can sing! It was my first time seeing her live and I was very impressed.
One of my favorite parts of the night was when she sang her version of Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t.” I have yet to stop listening to TrapSoul and was pleased to hear Sevyn’s spin on things. She’s been remixing a lot of music lately, so it didn’t surprise me that she’d lend her songwriting skills to this song.
She spoke about her public breakup with rapper B.o.B. and how she never made a statement about what caused the rift between them. It appeared as if she was over the failed relationship, but after belting out vocals to “Shattered, “ that’s exactly how she appeared to be. She shed a few tears, but quickly got over it after someone yelled out, “We love you girl! You’ll be alright!”
When we all thought it was over, the DJ reminded us that there was one song we had forgotten. Sevyn was summoned back to the stage with cheers from the audience to perform her hit single, “It Won’t Stop.” She made her way down from the stage to join the audience and received tons of love from her fans.
Sevyn Streeter has a way of capturing experiences within her music making her a very relatable artist. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of her as she continues these live sessions throughout the country.
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Author: Malikka Michelle – @MalikkaMichelle
SHOW REVIEW: MONICA @ CLUB NOKIA
Written By Malikka Michelle
Monica @ Club Nokia | 11.14.15
Photos by: Malikka Michelle
It was a code red state of emergency and Monica made her way to Los Angeles, CA to rectify the situation. R&B has been a dying genre, but an artist like Monica showed audience goers just how she plans on saving it with the Code Red Experience.
I’ve been waiting to see this woman perform live for years now. Finding out she was heading out on a promotional tour for her upcoming studio album, Code Red, I jumped at that chance to score a ticket. I grabbed one of my best girlfriends and made our way to Club Nokia. It was the perfect venue for the songstress.
The night started off with Atlanta trio, XSO. The group initially took me as a cover group performing songs from Beyoncé, Aaliyah and popular hip-hop artist Future while adding their own spin. They helped get the crowd excited for tour mate, Rico Love. I’ve always been a fan of Rico Love. His production on some of my favorite songs by Usher, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland won me over, so I was pretty excited to see him appear from behind the scenes. He hyped the crowd with singles from his debut album, Turn The Lights On (TTLO), including my personal favorite, “Somebody Else.”
Before performing the second TTLO single, “Days Go By,” Rico spoke on how the song was in written about a past love that he tried to win over with material objects when all she wanted was his time. I grew curious as to who he was talking about knowing him and photographer-wife, Robyn are happily married and growing their family. I laughed as my friend flocked to Instagram pages to see if she could get an idea of who he was addressing. We quickly forgot about our investigation when we heard the beat to “They Don’t Know.” It happened to be “our” song. You know how girls are? Almost every song is “our” song.
The crowd settled a bit once Rico left the stage, but Monica’s DJ had no intentions on keeping people in their seats. He played tons of old-school West Coast hits from the late Tupac and Nate Dogg and crossed-over to today’s hottest acts, including Rich Homie Quan and Fetty Wap. I couldn’t help but find myself on snapchat recording everyone’s enjoyment to share with my fellow snappers. The night started off great and we knew it would only get better once the red-headed maven hit the stage.
The lights dimmed and music blasted as Monica was called to the stage. I remember turning to my friend and saying, “Girl, check her out! She looks great!” Monica greeted us all with a smile, lots of love and classic jam “Don’t Take It Personal.” She had returned home to the stage and we were all here to receive her with open arms.
Keeping up the moment she took us on a journey throughout her 20-year long career with hits from all of her albums. I literally jumped out of my seat when she performed a melody of songs from my favorite album, After the Storm. It took me back to grade school. My sister and I would listen to the album for hours and divvy up the verses in each song. “You get the first verse, I’ll get the second.” I’m sure many of you can relate.
Monica talked briefly on the upcoming album Code Red and how excited she was to share new music with her dedicated fans.
Closing out the show with lead single, “Just Right for Me” featuring Lil’Wayne, Monica left me anticipating the release of her new album. Code Red features production and features from Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Akon, and more.
I look forward to indulging in another well-crafted body of work from this musical powerhouse.
Code Red is set for release on December 18th. Be sure to grab a copy. I’ve already pre-ordered mine!
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Recap: BLOCK PARTY LA
When first approached to be a media sponsor for Block Party LA we were excited for many reasons. First, for the charity work in which they do, working with the Children’s Defense Fund, second for the raw talent scouted for the show is always a who’s who among the local unsigned acts, and lastly here is a group of people working together not only to produce an event but a movement. Block Party did not disappoint.
From the location, 3200 Union Pacific Avenue in Los Angeles, to the line up, to the artist, to the vendors. We had a ball with a purpose. Watching the performances we were impressed. Some of the acts caught were;
Craig Gillespie is an artist who understand his lane. He get’s the party started and being that he is the brother of Ashley Gillespie, Creator of Block Party LA, all eyes were on him. He performed catchy rhymes and delivered with an energy level that set the tone for the event.
New album : http://Gillespiepictures.com
itunes! : https://itun.es/us/53Ww4
From the back of Block Party NameBrand’s rhyme style pulled you to the front of the stage. His stage presence coupled with his lyrics seemed to resonate with the audience. “If I want something bad enough I go get it”, he rhymed and repeated, “If I want something bad enough I go get it”
Long Beach, CA
Epic Records Recording Artist
South African American Rapper/Crooner/Songwriter
Los Angeles, CA
Dean Risko at a glance strikes you with his appearance. Full faced beard and dope style of dress, one might not believe hes a rapper but a cool dude. But once he takes to the stage there is no doubt his unique delivery is one that fills a void for what creatively is missing in the game.
Artist x Producer Credits: E-40, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, MURS, Audio Push
Inland Empire, CA
We have been watching Curtiss King’s growth going back to the “Curtiss King – Noa James” Common Ground days. We are really proud of what he’s been able to accomplish. He has gone from an artist to a brand musically and professionally aligning himself with those who are known to get it. So it comes as no surprise he was apart of the Block Party Event. Oh and did we mention he brought out Ab-Soul during his set. Yes!
AB-SOUL walked out as a surprise guest during Curtiss Kings set. A fellow Carson brother. With respect it was good seeing Ab-Soul and his interaction between himself and party goers.
I was able to speak with him about his mom, sister and time spent at his family’s business “Magic Disc” back in the day. He looked me in my eye and said we like family and I agree. C-arson!
You couldn’t get a better crowd than the one at #BLOCKPARTYLA. Between sets they connected with new faces, danced to dj’s spinning, and shouted out lyrics to songs from their favorite artist.
[Spotted] Justin Hunte @HipHopDX Editor-in-Chief
Kept the Block Party vibe right with the hottest music all day. Hats off to him.
[Spotted] Bad Lucc
Overdoze went all the way in with their performance at Block Party. They brought loads of energy and plenty fun with their set. Salute this talent who recently linked up with Pharrell.
Visual Artist Lauren Warwick of Lauren Levi Art and HER Threads
CoCo’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes were, well lips making to say the least.
A huge shout to Ashley Glaspie and Brittany Bell for such a well organized and eventful show. I know it could not have happened without a team and LA Hip Hop Events salutes the BPLA Team too!
Once Talib Kweli stepped up to the mic he gave the audience what everyone was waiting for. Talib in rare form mixing old gems with new joints sprinkled with politics. The crowd received him well and was very engaging during his set. Thank you to Talib Kweli for topping off an already dope event!
Written by Tami Temple