Monday, November 28, 2016
Label: Dub Arc
* Killer vox, like a lioness about to strike! I feel the revolution in her soul*
DJ Tomas - Google Music, SF Weekly, ForwardEver
"the beats are awesome."
Jonathan - Syndicated Show (9 FM / Online Stations Europe/USA)
slammin brkz shakedown!!!!
Luchie DJ / Producer / Promoter Ahimsa / Phat Bull - London, UK
Juno Award Nominee & Multiple Award Nominee
Backing Vocals for Michael Bublé, Kreesha Turner, Anjulie
Named after the Italian word for Love, Ammoye is to music what the stars are to the sky – beautiful. The smoothness of her voice draws listeners in, and the power of her lyrics holds them as she effortlessly sings about Life, Love, and justice. At the age of 5, Ammoye knew her calling was to perform music.
Ammoye's musical style and song writing was deeply influenced by her upbringing. She was born and raised by her grandparents in Clarendon, Jamaica where life presented its own unique trials and tribulations. She found solace from a young age by singing in the church choir, as well as at the top of her favourite mango tree in the family backyard, where she made regular appearances on Sunday afternoons and regaled the neighbourhood with her latest songs and poems.
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Monday, November 21, 2016
From grabbing microphones to the Ionic Kanye for 2016 speech, I think, we can all agree when I say Kanye has definitely experienced his ups and downs in the media. But recently Kanye has been leaving his concerts early! Though his set at Meadows Music & Arts Festival ended nearly an hour early due to a “family emergency,” his concert in Los Angeles ended early because he lost his voice. This took a dramatic turn for his upcoming dates for his Saint Pablo tour. Not only did he have his fans waiting due the rescheduling of his tour, he left the Los Angeles concert after only being on stage for about 45 minutes. I hate to say it but this maybe a new low for him. It's a little funny to think about it too. Kanye is so iconic and so many fans appreciate him but just to completely stop in the middle of the concert and leave while all your fan are cheering for you is pretty hilarious. But let me not laugh, because I’m sure it wasn’t funny for all the fans who traveled far and near and paid to see Kanye perform. Kanye said he let the audience have a concert where he can’t perform, according to the consequenceofsound website. I’ve experienced fans mad, sad, even crying because their favorite artist decided not to perform and it’s very sad to say the least. I understand Kanye was losing his voice but I just feel like he might not of been thinking about his fans. What’s going on Kanye?
Now I could start comparing Kanye to other big name artists who’ve weathered some pretty intense things but still performed, but I won’t. We all know Kanye has some internal issues but who doesn’t. We just have to accept the surprises Kanye will continue to throw at us. For example, his concert at the Oracle Arena on October 22nd was a success.It included an amazing set list, cool production, even started on time. The one only take away would probably be the amount of the breaks he took to rant about certain issues. According to the East Bay Express, Kanye interrupted his concert five times to rant about not showing up to the Grammys, to criticize the media for labeling him crazy, to reassure the crowd that he's not crazy but a genius, to tell the media to “stop writing negative shit about me and help me help people,” and to state something along the lines of “we were brought over here as slaves, and Lincoln turned us into unpaid interns or some shit.” Kanye still continues to surprise me with some of the things he does and says. So though his first disappointing moment of his Saint Pablo was in a result of a serious emergency and second because of his health, Kanye turned his whole tour around with an amazing show in Oakland. I wonder what we’ll see from Kanye next.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Written by: Rajada Ealey
Finding his way back in the spotlight, Jidenna, surprises us with a fresh new sound in his newly released song “a little bit more.” Allowing the Caribbean beats and the tropical drums to flow through my ears, I felt like it was truly summer again. Although the 100-degree weather I’m in never failed to let me forget. This song is so fun and energetic and having already reached over a million views in just its firsts days, I definitely think we’ll be hearing a lot more from this Nigerian-American artist.
Jidenna first sent shockwaves through the radio with his hit single “Classic Man” in 2015. That catchy chorus had just about everyone rehearsing the line “I’m a classic man…”. I have to admit; I was definitely one of them. But I also thought to myself, “how classic is this man actually?” We can see in the “classic man” music video how he wears this clean-cut hairstyle and a vintage suit in every scene to portray the role of a classic man. I was convinced that it was just a made-up character, like the ones you see in TV shows. But it turns out this “Classic Man” is indeed a classy man. As he confessed, to Billboard.com, the reasons for his style, I started to think this artist was one of the cooler ones. Jidenna explains that he wanted his style to “invoke the Jim Crow era” and how each song would represent the “the adventures of a classic man.” His vintage style continues in music videos such as “long live the chief,” “knickers,” and most recent “a little bit,” and the adventures continue right along with him. These so-call ‘adventures’ are a great way to explain the change in vibes he alludes with each song, having one strongly influenced by Drake and the next Kendrick Lamar.
Jidenna definitely likes to mix up his music style, but the new one resonances with me the most. This paradise feel is so fitting for him. I hope to hear more of this style in his upcoming album The Eephus. But if we continue to hear variation in his music style, we know there’s one thing we can always rely on—his wardrobe style. We can always count on this Classic Man to upstage us in appearance. I think I could definitely benefit from some fashion tips from this one.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Patrick “P.A.T.” Barnett – P.A.T. stands for “Poetic And Talented” – Originally born in Bitburg, Germany, he soon left Europe when his father ( A Dallas Native) retired from the Air Force. He was raised in Fort Worth which is where the emcee has and always will consider his home of record. Said to be street smart, book smart, business savvy and “even managing to get some common sense”, that’s a lethal combination for a hip hop artist.
P.A.T. served in the US Air Force, he is an Operation OEF/OIF war veteran. He describes himself as “Emcee, Author, Veteran, and a Scholar.” Inspired by hip hop culture he released his first mixtape Where The Sidewalk Ends, it was an immediate success and grabbed the attention of several media outlets and DJs. With his versatile style P.A.T. has worked with artists from different genres and plans to continue to grow as an artist and to work with other new artists as well as learn all aspects of the music business. P.A.T. wears multiple hats practically running his whole label Society Entertainment by himself. Also a team player, P.A.T. is one of the founding members of The Runway Boyz International Flight Club.
Off of the success of his first mixtape Where The Sidewalk Ends, which was downloaded over 50,000 times around the world, underground emcee Patrick "P.A.T." Barnett(Fort Worth, TX) is currently working on his new project entitled Go Hard or Go Home(GHOGH). The lead single is a song entitled Smoke&Mirrors and the second single is entitled Let You Tell It that is currently playing on his Pandora radio station.
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Monday, March 28, 2016
Sitting here on this cool Monday morning on March 28th thinking, how this month flew by. Listening to StarRo’s music, looking around my house wanting to get up and start the spring cleaning ritual my mother instilled in me at an early age. StarRo is a Japanese music mixologist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Producer based out of Los Angeles. What I like about his music, it has that hint of his Japanese heritage in it. His music is considered downtempo influenced by Straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian, Folk, Acoustic, Soul and Hip Hop. There is one female artist he features on his song “Can't Get You Out Of My Mind” by the name of Alcordo she can sing. StarRo’s mixes are unique and very chill. You can listen to them while you are working or just chilling. Check out StarRo on Streetwise Radio you will become a fan. Happy listening!
Monday, February 8, 2016
This vibrant duo out of London, England consist of Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart they formed Floetry in 1997. Floetry is ahead of so many contemporary R&B acts. Rather than being put in a box like many of the R&B divas, Floetry has chosen to look outside of the box. With one half dedicated to pipes and the other dedicated to poetry and alterative rap. Their sound is fantastic. From 1997 to 2006 Floetry was doing their thing in the music industry. They put out three albums Floetic in 2002, Floacism in 2003 and Flo'Ology in 2005. In my opinion they just kept getting better. Then in 2006 Marsha Ambrosius signed a solo record deal. In 2007 she released Neo Soul is Dead album and parted ways with Natalie Stewart. In late 2010 Natalie Stewart release Spoken Soul Volume 1. The artistry of both these women is amazing. Both of these women are artists in the truest sense of the word. This is a wonderful merging of styles that is unique. Well, all you fans of Floetry there back together! They will be performing at Yoshi's Oakland, California on April 5th, 6th and 7th of 2016. You can check some songs of Floetry on Streetwise Radio.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
I had never heard of The Weeknd until I heard his song “Can’t Feel My Face”. My discovery of The Weeknd happened, while riding in the car with my husband. He was listening to The Weeknd because his band was doing his song. I asked who is that, he said “you haven’t heard of The Weeknd”. I can’t believe I had missed him. While listening to this album, the only songs I like is “Can’t Feel My Face”. Being of an older generation, he has a variety of enjoyable music from his previous work. Some of his songs are explicit but this young man is way too talented to resort to such language in is music. I like the eerie sound and the dancing beat of his music. This soon to be 26 year olds given name is Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye and is of Ethiopian descent. What I like about The Weeknd is he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. He was previously touring in the San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. DJ Michael Ealey had the pleasure of seeing him in concert. He was part of the press, so he got to meet him. Michael said he was real nice and humble guy. The Weeknd will be around for a longtime, if he stays true to himself.