Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oddisee

                                                   
By LM

I rarely find rap music that I can stand listening to, the stuff they play on the On-Air stations and the mainstream is awful. As I was sitting here listening to Oddisee’s song “Belong To The World”, I thought he has real talent. I went on to listen to more of his songs I became a fan. This rapper producer born in Washington, D.C’s. grew up in Prince George's County, Maryland has been rapping and making beats since 1999. From his debut album 101 in 2008 to his latest album The Good Fight Oddisee continues to grow. He is absolutely incredible. The lyrical depth, complexity, soul, and beauty of his latest album is amazing. Oddisee continues to stay fresh producing great beats and strong lyrical content. He is a rare gem in the world hip hop these days. In my opinion, The Good Fight is his best work to date. It took me a couple of times listening to The Good Fight to really appreciate the true beauty of this album, it became hypnotizing. It is lyrically powerful and thoughtful, the beats keep your head nodding all the way through. Here are some songs that are my favorites by Oddisee, “Belong To The World”, “Own Appeal”, “Back of My Mind”, "The Goings On", “Caprice Down”, “Song For That”, “That's Love”, “Meant It When I Said It”, “Contradiction’s Maze” and “Streets Won't Let Me Chill”. I recommend this talented artist to all that are not really into hip hop music. Oddisee will pleasantly surprise you. Don’t sleep on Oddisee, you can listen to Oddisee on Streetwise Radio. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, iTunes, Athena365, Live365 and Pandora.
                               

LM


Thursday, November 26, 2015

YELLOW CLAW





By AMERO.

Welcome back to Streetwise Radio! Holiday season is here again. Time to get together with friends and fam and turn up a lil bit.For those of you who listen to the station you may have heard of the trio of dj/producers called YELLOW CLAW.The group consitsts of Bizzey,Jim Aasgier,and Nizzle.The amsterdam based group is blazing a trail on the trap music scene with hit singles like “love me till it hurts” and “shotgun” using high paced beats and melodic vocals. Yellow claw burst onto the scene in 2010 after hosting and founding The Yellow Claw Thursday nite party at a popular club in Amsterdam. By 2012 they had a few hit singles and became regulars at many dutch festivals ( dirty dutch festival, solarfest). The group successfully blend a multitude of genres onto one track like the track “thunder” which is a masterful blend. After bouncing around a few labels Yellow Claw has chosen the independentroute and is on tour now in Europe. What's amazing to me about the trap music movement is the collaborative nature of it which reminds me of the beginning of hip hop. The beauty of collectivism at its best. Yellow Claw has that upbeat can't stop partying feel that will be sure to keep you up and going all nite. I couldn't imagine being at one of their shows because i would need a change of clothes from the danceathon that would ensue. So if your curious to check out the sound stop by Streetwise Radio live365.com to hear Yellow Claw and other trap artists on our playlist.

Yellow Claw’s Debut Album “Blood For Mercy”


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

HUCCI WHO?


                                                       


 By AMERO.


 I know the title must have you a lil baffled but no i'm not talking about fast women. lol What i am mentioning or should I say who i'm referring to is an English born trap producer named HUCCI. Just like a contract killer his wrath is felt by those he encounters but you cannot find much info about the dj. One thing is for sure his Internet following is immense and he seems to like being the unknown. Hucci uses tons of hip hop samples and vocals to create his airy trap sound. HUCCI varies his tempos so you don't get exhausted from fast paced sounds of a lot of trap producers. the track i'm lovin right now is called “Hitta” which uses r&b and hip hop vocals to lace an 808 heavy track. HUCCI is not afraid to mix up samples mid-song and gracefully navigates from sample to sample. HUCCI’S following patiently wait for internet  drops because there’s not much else to go on. It's easy to see that he has an immense, hip hop love. It flows over most of his tracks.The track entitled ‘PERFECT STORM” is a dope cut that uses a Micheal Jackson vocal to lead the song and I honestly had never before paid that much attention to Mj’s lyrics but the track forced them onto me which was cool to say the least. Stay tuned for more info about HUCCI and drop into our mix at steetwise radio live365.com to hear HUCCI and other great trap artists. see ya later.


                                         A Perfect Storm By HUCCI

http://www.whosampled.com/Hucci/
https://soundcloud.com/hucci
https://www.facebook.com/huccii?_rdr=p
http://hucci.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lorenzo Asher




Lorenzo Asher is one of those underrated artist, that don’t get the love of the On-Air stations. He is a true poetic Hip-hop artist that spits lyrics that have you thinking. His Electro/R&B vibe is definitely a fresh take on Hip-Hop music. What I like about Lorenzo Asher, he not only raps he can also sing. That to me is the sign of a true artist. This Brooklyn by way of Cleveland Hip-Hop artist has  put out two albums “Numismatics” and “Nora”. Out of the two, “Numismatics” is my favorite. The songs off these two CD’s that are going on my playlist are “Fig Leaves Hyperspace”, “The Undying Brave”, “Bills” and “Nora”. Tune into Streetwise Radio to listen to songs from Lorenzo Asher, you will enjoy his music. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on MyGen365, Live365, Athena365, iTunes and Pandora.
LM
http://www.mtv.com/artists/lorenzo-asher/biography/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2Zc9mSuk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLGIChDIjPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y18gp7jtHJw

Monday, August 31, 2015

Big Hop Exclusive—Youth Speaks Celebrates LGBTQ Youth with “Queeriosity” Showcase By Shelah Moody


                             Poetry literally saved Trey Amos Life




                                                         Trey Amos


Growing up with her brothers in Nashville, TN, Amos felt out of place. As the only girl child in the family, she felt uncomfortable in the dresses and stockings that she was made to wear to church and other outings. In a world where masculinity and femininity were strictly defined, Amos wanted to participate in the activities that her brothers were into and wear what they wore, but she not allowed to. It was a struggle, she said.
“I’m southern born and raised yes, ma’am,” said Amos. “I’m a long way from home right now. A southern upbringing is very structured and very specific. It leaves little room for creativity. During my adolescent, I was kind of put into a box.”
Amos said that her parents were unaware of her emerging sexual identity.
“I think that has a lot to do with the geographical location and religion and a number of other things,” said Amos. “(Homosexuality) was something that wasn’t really accepted in my household. But now, I am happy to be older and have positive relationships with my family in regard to identity. The transition has been beautiful. My relationship with my mom has grown tremendously and I think it has to do with my writing. She sees how far it can take you and how much it can five you. Having a child being successful in the world and doing something positive is what she cares about now.”
After relocating to the Bay Area, Amos found Youth Speaks, a forum for young artists, at age 17.
“Being exposed to 500 other people who thought like me at a Brave New Voices festival was empowering,” said Amos. “The bug bit me, and I never stopped. Now, I am in a position of creating spaces that transformed me when I was the same age.”
On Friday June 12, young artists from around the Bay Area who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender participated in the “Queeriosity Performance Showcase, presented by Youth Speaks and the National Queer Arts Festival at the LGBT Center in San Francisco. During the Queeriosity Performance Showcase, singers, dancers, musicians, poets and visual artists presented their work, which touched on themes of otherness, alienation and self- acceptance. The Queeriosity Performance Showcase is an annual spoken word and performance event dedicated to young people who are reshaping the conversations about sexuality, identity, and community.
Amos, now a Queeriosity Performance Showcase alum and poet mentor read her hip hop inspired piece, “This Color Brown” (See link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChMAgvTlElc
“Being a person of color and a person who identifies as “queer,” the importance level runs neck in neck,” said Amos. “I want to speak for people of color and speak out against police brutality and other injustices. “This Color Brown” is meant to shed light on how people who look like me or have the same skin tone as me are viewed in the eyes of the law and the court system.”
The Queeriosity Performance showcase was hosted by co-curator and lead facilitator, Indira Allegra, who led a six week writing workshop. Each year Youth Speaks facilitates a writing and performance workshop that explores how self-identified LGBTQ youth develop a deeper awareness of their sexual identities while celebrating their queerness. A small group of youth applied, and Youth Speaks reviewed their application. Allegra described the program as an interdisciplinary representation of poetry which integrated visual arts live music and dance.

                                             Indira Allegra and AmyEspiritu

I’m really pleased with the way that the youth were able to really step into that place of risk and that place of vulnerability to be able to create work,” said Allegra, who is also an acclaimed writer, performance artist, visual artist and winner of the Jackson Literary Award.
I feel like, not only is this a writing workshop to create work, it’s really about professional development,” said Allegra. “As an artist, I can’t create work that lands in other people’s experience if I’m not vulnerable myself. I feel like this king of emotional training is valuable, and we have to get it started not at the beginning of their careers.”


                                                    
                                                                      Ash Phillips

One of the 2015 Queeriosity Performance Showcase’s rising stars, poet Ash Phillips, who identifies as a “genderqueer poet,” spoke of the challenges faced by transgender youth: having a hard time shopping for clothes, people placing bets on which body parts you have and the fear of walking into a public restroom without being reported or attacked.
You wonder why I cry when people ask, ‘are you a boy or a girl,” said Phillips. “I’m neither, or maybe I’m both. Or maybe I don’t know and maybe it wouldn’t be a problem if you didn’t f-----g ask.” In closing, Phillips proudly called the names of all of the members of the transgender community that we lost this year.
You weren’t killed by black and white; it was pink and blue that took your lives. (See link .(See link http://youtu.be/faKyMgxfG9M).).

For information, go to http://youthspeaks.org.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Disclosure

  

If you’re into electronic dance music the dynamic duo Disclosure is definitely a group to check out. These two brothers from Reigate, Surrey in England came onto the music scene with their singles "Tenderly" and "Flow" in 2012. On June 3, 2013 their debut album “Settle” was released and nominated for Best Dance/Electronia Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. I must say that I’m not really into to electronic dance music but Disclosure really started to change my mind. My favorite thing about Disclosure is that they are very experimental. They release tracks that sound incredibly different from the one before. Disclosure has some of my favorite artists featured on their songs like, Mary J. Blige, Kwabs, Gregory Porter and Sam Smith. Here are a few of my favorite songs “Omen ft. Sam Smith”, “Disclosure - Willing & Able ft. Kwabs”, “F For You ft. Mary J. Blige” and “Holding On ft. Gregory Porter”.

LM

Friday, June 5, 2015



BIO: 3Fifs (Three Fifs) is a St. Louis, MO born hip-hop artist who, as opposed to simply making music, aims to make history. Since releasing his first full-length project “Birth of a Nation” in February of 2013, Fifs has gone on to earn several accolades: his debut single “Castro,” which featured west coast emcee Mistah F.A.B., went on to receive rotation on more than 40 radio stations worldwide; his follow-up single “Danny Bonaduce” was featured in over 100 blogs, the video was aired on MTV’s RapFix, and the former TV star himself featured the video on his website and radio show; and his single “Jim Crow” was was acknowledged by industry vet Tory “Flossy” Harrelson as being “extremely original.” In addition, 3Fifs was nominated for “Freshman of the Year” at the 2014 SLUM Fest hip-hop awards, and in May of 2014, became one of only 14 US hip-hop artists chosen to showcase at the Canadian Music Week, performing live at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in Toronto. Following his international acclaim, 3Fifs relocated to Atlanta, GA to expand his reach. After hearing his music and viewing his music videos, Mike Love (formerly the Senior VP Program Director for Cumulus Media, now CEO of Bluetag Media) decided he had to work with the rising star. “You have the potential to turn this game upside down. Your style is unique, your music is high quality, and you have the sense to know how to make it all work.” – Mike Love Over the course of the past year, 3Fifs has withdrawn from the public eye while working on his new release “The Runaway LP,” a very personal testament about his journey since he decided to pursue his music career. To be formally introduced by the single “Blind the Sun,” Fifs promises fans a true evolution in his music from every aspect while they l ook at and listen to history in the making. #MakeHistory Single: Blind the Sun Written by: Kenneth Kelly-Hart/3Fifs Performed by: Kelly-Hart/3Fifs, Lydia Jackson/Lydia Lyon, and Garrett Julian Produced by: Tag Team Productions (Atlanta) Recorded/Mastered by: Amond Jackson, Salem Psalms Studio, Atlanta, GA Mixed by: Justin Pardon, Castle Hill Studios, Atlanta, GA Links: 3fifs.com facebook.com/ThreeFifs twitter.com/3Fifs instagram.com/3Fifs youtube.com/ThreeFifsEnt threefifs.bandcamp.com Fan Email: fansofthreefifs@gmail.com Booking Email: bookingthreefifs@gmail.com

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Monday, May 18, 2015

The Tall Black Guy





DJ Michael Ealey ask me if I heard of the Tall Black Guy. I said no but the name is cool. When I listened to his “Mix #1” and “Mix #2” I was hooked and became an instant fan. I like the groove. You can hear Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” laugh in it. The artist he has rapping on it, is spitting serious knowledge about the Motor City. His “Mix #2” is also amazing, it’s so smooth.
Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy) hails from Detroit, Michigan. His music is Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Neo-Soul and Motown all mixed into one beautiful sound. Tall Black Guy’s mixes and music transcends several categories in music. It doesn’t matter if you listen to Hip Hop, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul, Funk, Trap and Dub you hear all of it in his music. I have to say, I can groove to his music all day, playing in the background. If you never heard of Tall Black Guy check him out on Streetwise Radio, I guarantee you will become a fan. Streetwise Radio brings you the latest and greatest artist known and unknown for your listening pleasure. You can listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, MyGen365, Pandora, Live365 and Athena365.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Coultrain



By. Amero
 

Here we go again[in my DMX voice]! I'm back in school and hate it! Why
did i sign up again?? SMH.. Well i am a very busy opinionated person and i
kinda like being an out of the box type person. It seems to fit me well and
naturally. Often i get the ‘that was out of left field’ comments and I'm used
to it but when it comes to Coultrain forget that a box ever existed. The
St.Louis born artist shatters any preconceived notion of musical genre of
categorization. Coultrain is indeed a talent (are you ready) he is a
drummer, visual artist and singer/songwriter. Oh and a poet. I wonder does
he do tuneups too. But on a serious note Coultrain is worth the ticket price.
Using words to paint pictures by using complex metaphors.
His first lp was self released in 2007 named ‘Adventures of Seymour
Liberty’. The fictional character Seymour Liberty would be a continuing
subject across for other releases.Coultrain would tell the story of the
character blurring the lines between imagination and autobiography.
Coultrain’s latest work ‘Side Effect of Make Believe;Divided for Love's Sake
is on fresh selects label and is out now. Check out ‘Kiss of Death’ which
shows his wordplay.Please dont ask me why his album titles sound like a
Johnny Depp movie series “Pirates of the Caribbean;Curse of the Black Pearl!!
LOL. But they are long and thought out so i guess you will have to
listen to figure it out. One thing's for sure Coultrain does not lack creativity
and you can forget about him being predictable. Coultrains albums
continue where the last one left off so its as if he’s one part novelist and
one part alternative R&B artist. You can tell from his wardrobe that he is his
own man trying to create a lane for himself and clearly succeeding. The
Coultrain is most definitely off the tracks but moving at a fast pace. If you
wann lend an ear come and check out Coultrain and other artists at
streetwisesd.com or live365.com
ITS BEEN REAL!!


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Tropkillas



GREAT AMERICAN 808’S
By. Amero
Most music lovers enjoy that deep thunderous sound. The sound that is
like a gorilla trapped in the trunk. The soul pounding echo of the sweet
808. American music has been hijacked by the feel of the bass that the 808
possesses and club music would be less effective without its presence.Can
you imagine a club without the whomp, whomp,whomp sound permeating
from inside. Trap music has now arrived and American producers and Dj’s
a like have begun to play it. But when it comes to trap muzic world famous

‘Tropkillas’have taken center stage. The duo of two Brazilian producers 
Zegon & Laudz have garnered much attention to the charts and the clubs 
of south America. Dj Zegon is one of the most respected and well traveled 
Dj’s in Brazil with a career that has spanned over 20 years. In his tenure he
has worked with the likes of Kanye West, MIA,David Byrne and more.Dj Laudz
is a relative newcomer to the scene but in his short five years he has
managed to collab with Snoop
and a litany of Brazil's top MC's.
Together they have taken the scene by storm with their music. Since their
first global attention from the underground hit ‘mambo’ together the
Tropkillas have created an intense collection of club bangers, that blend
Trap & bass music with electro-hip-hop. Tropkillas have also performed at
Coachella the huge musical fest iand other venues worldwide.The two Dj's 

have also scored hits in movies,commercials and video games to add to
 the already packed resume. Ranked amongst the top Dj’s
in the world the Tropkillas are poised to have a big 2015. Their music will
have you spinning in circles.I enjoy the blend of music they create. It's like
the party that won't stop when you play a track of theirs. I recommend
everyone lend an ear to this game changing group to see what they're
about. You can check them out nightly on the Streetwise Big Hop at 7pm 

pacific time. And don't forget 11pm on Friday and Saturday on Streetwise 
Radio.Tune in on Live365,MyGen365,Athena365,iTunes and 
Streetwisesd.com/radio. Brought to by Streetwise Special Delivery Inc.
SEE YA WHEN I SEE YA!!!


https://soundcloud.com/tropkillaz 
https://www.facebook.com/Tropkillaz
http://tropkillaz.com/
https://twitter.com/tropkillaz