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.
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.
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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.

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.thinkDē 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.


Monday, August 12, 2013

5 M.I.C-Z


5 M.I.C-Z hails from Lakeland, Florida. He discovered his talent while in middle school and found that, despite excelling in sports and physical activities, his musical side was beginning to become more the focus of his attentions. With his ethos of “Staying true to who you are” being his sole direction, he left sports to focus on what would ultimately become his life-long career.
A peerless ability to harmonize alongside those artists who inspired him saw 5 M.I.C-Z quickly develop his own voice and style amongst a slew of others emerging on the scene at the time.
After a brief collaboration in 2000 saw him create the R&B group C.O.A. with his cousins, he envisioned a more focused line-up would create a clearer vision and move forward with Stevie Jackson (aka Dirty Old Man Joe Reese) from C.O.A. on board, 5 M.I.C-Z (aka Aaron Forte, Ryde Wit Me Dogg) formed the self-styled R&B duo Ace Hygh in 2003.
Support was duly won through hard-work and a high level of musical creativity that earned them the respect and attention from both fans and luminaries of rap; reaching such lofty heights, however, was not without its casualties. After several years of trying effort that saw both artists stretched to the point of breaking, 5 M.I.C-Z realized the music, and more importantly their friendship outside Ace Hygh, was suffering, and in 2011 took the regrettable but inevitable decision to be the one to remove them self from the group and begin again.
My Name Is Aaron was the album marking these new beginnings, and birthed him as a solo artist in his own right. With production and writing duties falling squarely on the performer’s shoulders he unveiled his own musical vision to an overwhelming response.  Amply carried and heroically received, My Name Is Aaron became the bench-mark Aaron aka 5 M.I.C-Z has continued to reach and surpass with each subsequent release.
The following years saw a reuniting with his former writing partner, Dirty Old Man Joe Reese,  the self-imposed distance between the two friends allowing them both room to grow and discover the scope of their abilities. Proving time sharpens, rather than dulls a blade, the duo found it almost effortless to combine their new-found strengths into producing the collaborative single, ‘Lady Your’.
A decades worth of experience and knowledge has helped define Aaron aka 5 M.I.C-Z into becoming the ‘force de measure’ that culminated in his signing with BWD – ‘The Independent Music Label of the South‘ – Records in October 2012; and with it comes his latest scene stealing release, the intoxicating single, “Head Turna”.
Head Turna is a beguiling rhythm and hypnotic tone that turns the lights down to romance and hearts up to passion, the vocals liquid intimacy that coax you through the track. As smooth as the silk shirt strewn across the floor and delivered with a sensual lust, Head Turna is a song to turn dance floors into decadence, bed-rooms into bliss and the night into a world of indulgent promise.
The confidence in delivery and production marks it out among any you’d care to line against it, the list of named artists currently content to sit ‘at a level’ made all the more obvious and stark when listening to the creativity and craftsmanship of an artist fully in control and capable of taking everything you think you’ve grown accustomed to, and presenting you with a vista of panoramic grace that’s as fresh and exciting as some named artists wish they could still be.
With such a start to his fledgling signing, 5 M.I.C-Z looks set to not just reach the heights of his luminaries before him but, with the backing of BWD, is set to become the benchmark of the genre(s) he’s quickly making his own.
The follow up single, ‘Bout Dat Lyfe’s strong vocals, lyrics and fresh beat proves 5 M.I.C-Z versatility as an Artist. He lyrically paints the picture of living that ‘life on the streets’ from his perspective; easily allowing the listener to relate with the story-line.
Presented by BWD Records, the Official ‘Head Turna’ Music Video was released on March 11, 2013 and is now available for viewing on YouTube at .
Head Turna is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and all major digital outlets worldwide. The iTunes ‘Ringtones’ Store also has ‘Head Turna’ available for download.
5 M.I.C-Z upcoming, self-titled debut album “5 M.I.C-Z” is expected to be released in the summer of 2013. Keep up with all of 5 M.I.C-Z updates by following him on Twitter at and or visit his official website at
“I am not a singer, nor am I a rapper. 
I'm not a producer, nor am I a writer. 
If it is too confusing, I will end the confusion. 
I am 5 M.I.C-Z, my D.N.A is music.” 
5 M.I.C-Z!!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shin Sight Trio

Shin Sight Trio is the kind of hip-hop I like listening to. You can understand their lyrics. Shin Sight Trio has that funky jazz sound with that hip-hop beat that makes you want to listen to them all day. This hip-hop trio consists of Insight (Andre Todman), Shin-Ski (Shinsuke Taoka) and DJ RYOW (Ryo Yoshihara). Shin-Ski and DJ RYOW are from Japan. Insight was born in St. Thomas but raised in Boston. They blend their producing, DJ, musicianship and sampling to make fantastic hip-hop music. Shin Sight Trio is real hip-hop. Shin Sight Trio has released three albums, Shallow Nights Blurry Moon in 2006, Somewhere Beyond the Moon in 2010 and Moonlight Sunrise in 2011. Here are some of my favorite songs from these three albums, “No Clouds on a Sunny Day”, “Passin By”, “Early Dayz Amazement”, "Only As Serious As You Make It", “Peace”, “You Did It Again”, “Interlude ( Shallow Night Blurry Moon )”, “Heart featuring Edo G”, “You Got Soul”, “R&B Song”, “Cool Mellow featuring Sondu” and “On My Mind featuring Saylove”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to Shin Sight Trio you will become a fan. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on Athena365, Live365, MyGen365, iTunes and Pandora.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Deep C

Don’t get it twisted I’m not writing about the gang Deep C out of Richmond California. I’m writing about this 30 something California rapper who grew up in East L.A. Deep C had the music bug in is blood at a young age. Deep C’s father was the leader of the 1970’s funk band Edwin Star and the Dynamic Concepts. Deep C grew up listening to some of the original heavy hitters of rap like NWA, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Tupac, Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and Curtis Blow. Growing up in East L.A. Deep C saw a lot of life that was bad and his music reflects his experiences. His song “Genetikz” the title of his album is a very confident and inspiring song. These are the songs from this album that are going on my playlist “4”, “Sun And Moon Featuring: Camille White” and “Genetikz”. Deep C is based in the Bay Area of Northern California now. He is a true lyricist that tells a story in his songs. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from Deep C. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Live365, Athena365, iTunes and Pandora.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Soul Square

These hip hop dudes from France are in my opinion are better than some of the mainstream hip hop artists. Arshitect, Guan Jay & PermOne got together in 2005 at first they called themselves Drum Brothers but they settled on Soul Square. Soul Square released their album entitled “Live & Uncut” in 2010. I really like this album these dudes it is a combination of jazz, soul and funk. Some of my favorite songs are “Love Break”, “Change”, “Can't We (Just Chill)”, “Living the Dream“ “Flesh Air” and “Turn This Party Out”. We need more hip-hop like this something with substance. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from these French hip-hop dudes they are marvelous. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on Pandora, iTunes, MyGen365, Live365 and Athena365.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Narbui Selah

I Am Living Math

I my opinion there is not enough conscious poet-rappers in the music world. All the major record labels won’t give any political conscious artist or any artist with something real to say a record deal. As long as artists keep conforming to what the record labels want and selling out nothing will change. Well Narbui Selah happens to not be a sellout. She is a vocalist and spoken word artist. Her raps have you thinking about what’s really going on in this crazy world. Narbui released her independent debut album “I Am Living Math” in 2010. She hits it out of the park on her debut album. It’s a mix of hip hop, spoken word and passionate singing. This amazing artist is from Trenton, NJ but lives in Brooklyn, New York. I don’t know what it is about East Coast artist I think they are the best. That’s just my opinion. I like the way Narbui Selah uses metaphors. She has toured with and recorded with some heavy hitters such as Mos Def, Sista Soulja, Lauryn Hill, Big Pun, Poor Righteous Teachers, Mums and Sac-Roc. My favorite songs from “I Am Living Math” album are “U Already Know”, “What Am I Doing Here (featuring Sa-Roc)”, “Birdie”, “I’m Gone” and “Hookless”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from this amazing talent. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGern365, Athena365, Live365, Pandora and iTunes.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trap Music

Trap Music is another style of music that originated in the South in the early 2000's it is a mixture of hip-hop and crunk music. The sound of Trap Music is categorized as sub-bass, crisp snares, scratching, heavy use of 808s, layered synths, repeated samples, and sped up hi-hats. Yes, Trap Music has all of that and it’s very high energy. Trap music gained mainstream exposure in 2003 when T.I.'s “Trap Muzik” and Young Jeezy's ‘Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101” came out with their albums. Trap music went back underground for a while but when Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane released their albums in 2010, trap music experienced a renewed success. The two albums at the 2013 Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Album were 2 Chainz' debut ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story” and Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't”. Young Jeezy's song "I Do" was nominated for Best Rap Performance. DJ’s today are integrating Trap Music in their work and it is current dance music in the clubs. I like the sound of Trap Music. I know that I probably could not dance to it. This is definitely music for the young or the young at heart.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Marz Lovejoy

When I first heard Marz Lovejoy’s song "DOLO" on Streetwise Radio, I thought what a beautiful song with a message. I knew I had to find out about this talented artist. Marz Lovejoy is a multi-talented artist and actor. She debuted in the 2012 movie L.U.V. staring Common. I saw the movie she did a good job. Marz also acted in the KFC and Hometown Buffet national commercials. She was also a model for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, GAP and Abercrombie. This gifted young lady who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but was raised in Los Angeles and San Diego is also smart. She used social media to expose her singing and rapper skills. Marz caught the attention of producer, Polyester the Saint and that’s when her music career took off. Her debuted album “This Little Light Of Mine” released in 2010 on iTunes made it to the top 200 list. Marz’s rhymes are clever and thoughtful her flows are silky smooth. It is so refreshing to hear someone with a flair for music. Some of my favorite tunes from Marz are “Love Bullet Gun”, "DOLO", “Pinch Me” and “Just Go: Picasso Blue”. Watch out for Marz Lovejoy, she is going to blow up. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from Marz Lovejoy. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, Live365, Athena365 and MyGen365.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hip Hop/Rapper Murs a True Storyteller

I don’t know why a hip hop/rapper like Murs is not as popular as some of these so called rappers who wins all the music awards. He is a true storyteller. His name is an acronym he made up which means, "Making the Universe Recognize and Submit" or "Making Underground Raw Shit." Yes he is doing just that. He is an artist who is rapping about what’s happening around him. I must say his raps are dope. From his debut album in 1997 “F'Real” to his latest album in 2012 “Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl”, Murs has narrated what he has to say. This alternative hip hop/rapper from Mid-City, Los Angeles California has been around since 1996. Murs has been linked with, Living Legends, 3 Melancholy Gypsys, Felt, The Invincibles, 9th Wonder, Machina Muerte. Some of my favorites songs are "Remember 2 Forget", “Badman”, “The Break Up”, “Yesterday & Today”, “God's Work”, “Everything”and “First Love”. Murs is underrated and it’s a shame. But thats why internet radio is hot. You can listen to songs from Murs on Streetwise Radio. Listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Athena365, Live365, Pandora and iTunes.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brother Ali

DJ Michael Ealey said he is playing Brother Ali on the Big Hop. Who is Brother Ali? He is a hip hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I really like him, his rhymes definitely has a positive message. OMG! Brother Ali is rapping about what’s going on in the world. His song “Mourning in America” touches a sensitive topic, but he is telling the truth. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of him. Brother Ali has a whole lot of soul. Brother Ali is white albino. When he was a child he experienced cruelty and exclusion from his white classmates because of his albinism. He said he felt "most at home amongst African Americans." It is a good thing that the African Americans community took Brother Ali in because who knows we probably would not have this amazing, fantastic talent. Some of the songs I really like are “Mourning in America”, “Only Life I Know”, “Take Me Home”, “Truth is” and “Uncle Sam Goddamn”. Tune into Streetwise Radio and listen to songs from Brother Ali. You can also listen to Brother Ali on iTunes, Pandora, Athen365, Live365 and MyGen365.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ryan Leslie

There are a lot of hip hop and rap artists out there that are positive and underrated. Ryan Leslie happens to be one of them. My son introduced me to him a couple of years ago. I enjoy his music because no matter whether he’s singing or rapping, he has a message in his lyrics that you can relate too. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Stockton California Ryan Leslie is multi-talented and intelligent. He received a 1600 on his SAT score and graduated from Harvard at the age of 19. Ryan Leslie sings, raps, write songs, produces records, arranges music, plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and trumpet. Ryan’s debuted in 2007 with his single "Diamond Girl" and he just keeps put out fantastic music. Ryan Leslie has been doing his thing since the age 14. He was tutoring kids and traveling as a musical ambassador. Ryan Leslie is the whole package, it amazes me how underrated he is. Some of my favorite songs are "Diamond Girl", "Addiction", “Pleaze Pleaze Pleaze”, "How It Was Supposed to Be", “Glory” and "Maybachs and Diamonds". Tune into Streetwise Radio and listening to Ryan Leslie songs. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, Athena365, Live365 and MyGen365.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Madlib is an artist that blends jazz, funk & hip hop music with his beats and makes incredible music. Madlib’s giving name is Otis Jackson Jr. Madlib was born in Oxnard California and is living in Los Angeles. This 40 year old DJ, multi-instrumentalist, MC, and music producer has incredible amount of talent. I truly enjoy the way he takes his beats and mixes it into a hip hop, jazz and funk tunes. Madlib is has collaborated with numerous hip hop artists, including The Alkaholiks, Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, A.G. , Madvillain, and the late J Dilla. Madlib has opened my eyes to a lot of different music and the way it is done. Madlib has a single out called“Shame” it is a real serious song. Madlib’s music just makes me feel elated. Listen to songs from Madlib on Streetwise Radio Big Hop. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on Live365, Athena365, MyGen365, iTunes and Pandora.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Wordsmith has been busy building a loyal fan base and garnering critical acclaim over the past few years with a Hip Hop style that can’t be labeled. Boosted by the 2DopeBoyz/ sponsored, “Prelude to the King Mixtape” that dropped in April 2012, The Baltimore native released his life lesson album, “King Noah,” on June 19th, 2012. The independent album was released through his NU Revolution Entertainment LLC imprint in conjunction with a national distributor. Powered by four lead singles, “Music for the Masses,” Never Be the Same Feat. ELiM,” “Eye for the Spotlight Feat. Phil Ade,” and “On My Job,” Wordsmith has set out to prove he is ready to make an impact on the charts.
 “King Noah” is a life lesson album that I dedicated to my son Kingston Noah Parker, so he would have a blueprint for life through my music,” stated Wordsmith.  “Everything is coming together from the music and business side with this release.  I have a style that allows me to stay ahead of the curve in terms of musical creativity and hip hop fans are at a point where they want fresh sounds and energy from artists.”
Far from a Hip Hop newbie, Wordsmith originally caught the attention of critics within Hip Hop circles by teaming with the legendary Chubb Rock and the release of their “Bridging the Gap” album which was powered by the lead single, “OId 2 the New,” which had a huge following within collegiate circles.  Bridging the Gap sparked the release of his 2010 debut “Vintage Experience” which garnered him praise for his creativity, witty wordplay and soulful melodies.  Wordsmith followed that up with a 2011 ASCAPLUS Award, which validated him as a bona fide songwriter.
Recognized in the, “Breeding Ground” section for new artists, the acclaimed site states, “After only a few moments of speaking with Wordsmith one can see his advantage over other rappers.  He is not only a talented lyricist; he also has a keen business mind and a willingness to learn.”
In an era where both established and emerging artists struggle for economic prosperity, Wordsmith has been able to utilize his business savvy and songwriting skills to garner licensing deals with Nintendo, ESPN, VH1, Golf Channel, Six Flags, ABC, CBS and PBS to build his revenue and expand his fan base.  Wordsmith attributes this business know-how to his college education and experience running his independent label which taught him to be creative and resourceful.  
Fans new to Wordsmith will soon learn he is far from the typical rapper.  The German born artist and son of a U.S. Army Colonel traveled the world as a child and developed a broad musical taste which included commercial, alternative, hip hop rock and the pure lyricism within hip hop.  The heart of his devotion to lyricism can be attributed to his true influences within Hip Hop which include Redman, Tribe Called Quest and Rakim.  
To find out more about Wordsmith, please visit, Twitter @wordsmithmusic and

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sammie Coming of Age

When he came on the music scene with his 1999 hit single "I Like It", off his debut album "From the Bottom to the Top", this twelve year old seem to be the next rising soul and pop singer. Well that was not the case for this singer. Was it the management that was holding him back or the record label? If you fast forward to 2006 his debut single "You Should Be My Girl" off his second album “Sammie” shows that he still has what it takes. Sammie is coming out with his third album in 2013 called “Coming of Age”. Is this album that is going to push him into soul and pop star status? I was listening too “Body Rock” and “Come And Get Down” like both of these songs. Sammie has proven again that he can still hang with the new school R&B singers, Trey Songz, Bobby Valentino, and Chris Brown. He has the whole package talent and looks to be a star. He needs to stop coming out with an album every 7 years. This is not that good for a music career. You can listen to songs from Sammie on Streetwise Radio. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on Pandora, Live365, Athena365, MyGen365 and iTunes.