Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kehlani: Cloud 19

https://soundcloud.com/kehlanimusic

19 year old Kehlani is coming out strong with her new mix tape Cloud 19.
The Oakland California native has delivered on two  singles "FWU" and "Get Away".
This new mix takes makes her talent to take notice.
We will be playing her mix tape on the Streetwise Big Hop

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Adrian Marcel




Yes! Adrian Marcel East Oakland’s own has the whole package talent and looks. His looks remind me of a young El De Barge, but his sound is all his own. Adrian truly has a gift. Adrian Marcel is the real deal this young brother can write. He wrote the majority of songs from his “7 Days of Week” CD with Jane Hancock. It just amazes me that Adrian Marcel is so underrated. I’ve never heard him on the local radio stations and that is a shame! I think if he keeps writing his songs and singing the way he does, he is going to blow up. In February 2014, Adrian Marcel released the single "2AM," with a guest verse from Sage the Gemini. My favorite songs from 7 Days of Weak are “Timeless”, “My Life” and “Waiting”. If you like listening to true talent like Adrian Marcel tune into Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, MyGen365, Live365, Athena365 and Gilroy Radio.
LM



Friday, April 4, 2014

DJ Snake & Lil Jon Video “Turn Down For What”



I have seen some music videos that are a little crazy, but I must say this video is by far out to lunch. What in the world were they thinking when they came up with this video? This video is not for young children and some adults. This video and song is not meant to motivate, it is meant to get you moving. It sure is a funny video. I really like the beat, it is trap music at its best. Check out the video or check out the song on Streetwise Radio Big Hop.
LM

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Exclusive--Up Close and Personal Bobby Newberry—Award Winning Choreographer Lights Up the Dance Floor with His New Single “Sweat.” By Shelah Moody




Holiday Exclusive--Up Close and Personal Bobby Newberry—Award Winning Choreographer Lights Up the Dance Floor with His New Single “Sweat.”
By Shelah Moody
Bobby Newberry is gonna make you sweat in 2014.
“Sweat,” is the new single from award winning choreographer Bobby Newberry, one of the most sensual performers in the music industry. “Sweat,” which dropped Dec.10 is currently available on iTunes. “Sweat” is the first single from Newberry’s EP, which will be released in January.
Newberry studied music formally in Orange County, CA, and also learned the art of the dance by watching the movements of dance icons such as Michael Jackson on video. After making a name for himself choreographing for the likes of Missy Elliot, Eminem and the Pussycat Dolls, Newberry is pursuing his true passion—singing.
You can also catch Newberry in your city as a guest choreographer on the Jump Tour, one of the largest dance conventions in the world. www.jumptour.com.
SM: Tell me about your career as an award winning choreographer.
BN: I moved to Los Angeles when I was 18. I got scholarships to study dance. I’ve been a singer my whole life; and dance happened for me first and I just went with it. I’ve had an amazing career as a choreographer. I was fortunate enough to work with the Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliot and Eminem. I’ve worked on TV shows like “The X Factor” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, I’m making the transfer to music.
Shelah Moody: On that note, tell us about your first single, “Sweat.”
Bobby Newberry: I’m excited about it. It’s a fun, high energy dance track. I see people working out to it and dancing to it in the clubs and vibing to it. It’s one of those songs that make you feel good. For me, it pumps me up and gives me energy.
SM: Tell us about your previous tracks, before “Sweat.”
BN: I had three songs out last year. One was “Dirty Up,” an electric pop song featuring Jesse and the Toy Boys. Jesse actually opened up for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour, and I was her creative director/choreographer. The song was really well received and a lot of dancers loved it. I also did a cover of “Bulletproof” by La Roux; it was a duet with Melody Thorton of the Pussycat Dolls.
SM: How would you describe the Bobby Newberry style of movement?
BN: It’s very unique. I think that it’s a blend of a lot of sharp, hard choreography and smooth and sexy movements.
SM: What’s it like choreographing hip hop artists such as Lil’ Wayne and Eminem?
BN: I worked with Porcelain Black, who was featuring Lil’ Wayne. We did the choreography on the set for a video. (Lil’ Wayne) didn’t do much choreography, I had to do (movements) around him and he kind of just stood there. It was about making him look hot with the girls around him.
SM: From your Facebook page, I can see that you have the perfect body, which you are very proud of. What is the secret to getting those fabulous abs?
BN: When you work really hard to get yourself in shape like that, you want to be able to show it. I work out really hard; I work out with a trainer twice a week. I do soul cycle, which is this hard, high energy cycling class. I also do advanced yoga.
SM: Tell us about the Jump Tour that you are embarking on.
BN: Yes, I’m part of a big convention/dance tour called “Jump,” and it goes to about 30 cities. I’m actually in the car headed to the airport right now. I fly out to different cities with other amazing choreographers like Mia Michaels. We teach classes, do photos and signings.
Check out Bobby Newberry:
On Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BobbyNewberryVEVO
https://www.youtube.com/user/theBobbyNewberry
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobby.newberry

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Les Twins


DJ Michael Ealey of Streetwise Radio is playing Les Twins music on the Big Hop. If you’re not familiar with Les Twins, they are 24 year old they identical twin brothers from Sarcelles, France. Laurent and Larry Bourgeois talents, include dancing, choreography, and modeling. The Bourgeois brothers are amazing. Their nicknames are, "Lil Beast" and "Ca Blaze" it fits them. The way they dance and move on stage is phenomenal. The brother’s inspiration comes from the late great Michael Jackson and you can see it in some of their moves. They are self-taught dancers. They became well known in the United States after they performed in San Diego at the 2010 World of Dance tour. It was posted on YouTube, it went viral surpassing over 6 million views in less than a year. They also won the Hip-hop New Style division, of the international street dance competition in 2011. These two brothers have been featured dancers for Beyoncé Knowles and Missy Elliott. If you like Trap music you will like their music. They take a beat and a little sample bit of a song repeat it, make music and dance to it. Check out Les Twins on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, MyGen365, Athena365, Live365, Pandora and Gilroy Radio.
LM

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Up Close and Personal with Rising R&B Star DēP By Shelah Moody


            “Think deep; and nothing is happenstance.” This is the motto of a former gospel singer, currently hot on the R&B scene, who goes by the name of DēP. As a songwriter, background vocalist and opening act, DēP has worked with the likes of Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Kirk Franklin, Dave Hollister, Kelly Price, Avant, Brian McKnight, Scarface, Dwele, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, Fantasia, Fred Hammond and more. He has embarked on a successful solo career with songs such as “Something More,” “Contract” and “Celebrate” A southern gentleman, with a honey dripping accent, the sultry tenor hails from Houston, Texas.
            “I’m from the ‘souf’-- with an F,” he said.
            For the past three years, DēP has lived in Los Angeles, where he’s been recording and also working as a film and television actor.   
Shelah Moody: How did you come up with the moniker, DēP?
DēP: I started out doing gospel music, and I went under my given name, Donald Page. When I went over to secular music, I started using my initials, Phonetically, I wanted it to read ‘deep,’ and no matter how I spelled it, people called me ‘DP,’ so I added the ‘e’ with the accent over it. One of the definitions of deep is an extended level of meaning and understanding of any subject matter; and I wanted it to correlate with my music as a songwriter. 
SM: Streetwise Radio is currently playing your hits, “Something More” and “Contract,” which are in fact, deep. What inspired those love songs?
DēP: First of all, I really appreciate Streetwise Radio’s support. I love the Bay Area and when I come to there, it’s off the chain!  I appreciate the love that y’all have for artists who are doing their thing. I definitely will be back out in the Bay Area soon. I’m going to keep bringing you music and entertainment. We are bringing R&B back to the forefront and I am helping that movement. “Something More” is one of my early releases. When I wrote “Something More,” I was on a plane on the way to Los Angeles for a show. I was just thinking about relationships and what we can learn, and being told, at my age, what relationships are supposed to be.  As artists, are we supposed to use themes like baby, baby I want you; and I want you back?   I just felt that, as people, we experience more in life. I wanted to have a song that talks about something more. In my relationships, I want to have more than just  a lover, as the song says, ‘I need more than a friend, more than a sister, I need all that you can give, I need more than infatuation, I need your heart and your mind, I need our souls to intertwine.’ That seems to be one of the most popular songs that I’ve done. I can’t seem to shake it. 
SM: What inspired “Contract,” another soulful ballad?
DēP:  The obvious conversation in “Contract” is that in relationships, we end up in these situations, as I call them, where we don’t know where it is; is it your boo, your marriage, your relationship, or are you just kicking it?  A lot of times, people get emotionally involved and one person is feeling something that the other isn’t, and there’s a fall out, because you didn’t really agree on what the relationship was. The song talks about recognizing what it is that we want from each other and what the relationship is supposed to be,  writing it out and signing a contract so that we can be on one accord and  move forward.
SM: What was it like working with Fantasia, another incredible artist from the “souf?”
DēP: Fantasia is a beast; she’s just raw. I actually got to open for her. It was cool, just being able to set the bar. It was a great experience.
SM: Where can we buy your music?
DēP: My music is all over. If you go to www.thinkDēP.com and click on the ‘hear’ tab, you will find various links to my songs. The last single that I released earlier this year is called “Celebrate,” a party anthem that talks about celebrating your accomplishments and taking time to enjoy life. It’s a good club song. I’ve also been touring; I just came back from Jackson Mississippi, where they used “Celebrate” as the theme song for Greek Weekend. I am actually a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
SM: In terms of male R&B, singers, who are your influences?
DēP: My favorite contemporary artist is Tank, who is really representing R&B right now. I also like Anthony Hamilton and Tyrese. I Iove those singers who go for broke, who go all the way. That’s something that I emulate. My favorite male vocalist of all time is Donny Hathaway. 







Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tiara Thomas




DJ Michael Ealey is known for finding underrated talent, to play on Streetwise Radio. He is playing Tiara Thomas this 24-year old talented singer, songwriter from Indianapolis, Indiana. I first heard of her on Wale’s song “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas. I like Tiara’s version of the song “Bad”, better without Wale. The version Rihanna did in my opinion was awful. Tiara Thomas used social media to get herself out there. I think that was smart, otherwise we probably would not heard about this inventive young lady. Tiara released a five song from the “Dear Sallie Mae” album on October 8, 2013. The songs are “Tell Me Something”, “Popular”, “Gang Signs”, “Dear Sallie Mae” and “4Dolla Bill”. The songs that are going on my play list are “Popular” and “Tell Me Something”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to more Tiara Thomas songs. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, Live365, iTunes, Pandora and Gilroy Radio.

LM