Spotlight Feature: I Sign Myself’s CEO: Paul Tutt

September 13th, 2017



Paul E. Tutt Jr., also known as  Big Paul is the founder and CEO of P.T. Management Group and I Sign Myself. Established in 2003, P.T. Management Group is an independent record label that manages, develops, markets and promotes as well as plan and promote parties and events through the city of Memphis, Atlanta and other markets such as Dallas and Houston. Big Paul is a promoter, song writer, philanthropist & entrepreneur at heart, and is living proof that with hard work, anything can be accomplished. Big Paul is no stranger to the entrepreneurial game!  His mother and father are owners of successful businesses that have flourished and become cornerstone operations in Memphis. He was taught at an early age that being self-employed is the best way to live a long and prosperous life & has maintained the same beliefs throughout his career in various industries. In 2013 he launched I Sign Myself, which is an indie movement. With all the leadership and building, I Sign Myself is on its way to new heights doing showcases, summit conferences, seminars and more!


I Sign Myself is a full-service organization supporting a diverse roster of talent through artist management, artist development, label, distribution, conferences, productions, DJs, strategic brand development, ect. They have built strong partnerships and teamed up with other brands and companies. Paul Tutt also launched the internet radio station I Sign Myself Radio to give independent artists a platform to get their music heard and earn paid royalties. I Sign Myself Radio is affiliated with SCM Demand Radio who partnered up with Maybach Radio, Southern Exposure Radio, SCM Radio and V104 Live.


Big Paul currently manages rap duo Skyyborn, Mlp, Chedda Rell, Friends That Rap, JJordan, Alix J, Shyne Boi, Red Eye TV, & Keesha Danielle.


Social Media :




Instagram: @isignmyself and @isignmyselfradio




Artist Spotlight: Ned Miller

September 2nd, 2017




Ned Miller is not your typical rapper, he is a visionary artist, painting vivid pictures with his lyrics. At 14 years of age, Ned began listening to various songs in the alternative rock genre, which played a major part in his style of rap. Ned recalls watching songs & videos on VH1. He would remix the songs he heard, putting his own style to it, rapping about his life. The Greensboro native formed his very own production company, Modal Vibes in 2016 with his co-founder, Trey Flowers. When asked about the name, he says, “I thought of the name Modal Vibes. I was searching for a word that explains while we make music. Modal as a collective, create music based off raw emotions. We consider that the vibe, not just any vibe, a Modal Vibe. We want you to feel our music and catch a vibe. Capture your mind, body & soul.” The two have worked together on quite a few projects, including Ned’s newest single titled “No Love” which was produced by Trey Flowers. When you listen to his music, you immediately think of the backpack rappers. His musical inspirations include Jay-Z, NERD, Kanye West & of course Tyler The Creator. At an early age, after watching Bow Wow on television, he knew he wanted to pursue music as a career. Who knew that Ned Miller would be the rapper he is today? The rapper recalls being surprisingly quiet at times, but would often get into trouble during his school days. His new single “No Love” is very straight forward. After coming home from a long day’s work his producer Trey was at his place working on some new beats. He played the beat for “No Love” & Ned loved it the minute he heard it. In fact, everyone around loved the track and wanted to rap on it as well, but the rapper had different plans. The rapper worked on the song for two days, writing, arranging. He even mixed and mastered the track himself. Ned wanted to be as creative as possible with this track, after Trey Flowers made the beat from scratch, Ned took it from there. He created the entire song, even designed the cover art.

The single “No Love” is available now on iTunes.

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Artist Of The Day: Layla Khepri

July 24th, 2017



Layla khepri goes on tour with Huey Mack, Futuristic, Cam Meekins, and TJ Hickey. Watch as she ventures across the country, and talks about the expectations and sacrifices that come with choosing to be a musician.


Follow Layla Khepri on Social media @LaylaKhepri and download and stream her new single, “Smile and Wave” today!
For more booking/info contact: essince@royalheirent.com

Download Layla Khepri – Lottery Pick Mixtape FREE - https://goo.gl/SsQFff







Rapper Faiyaz Hasan new EP “Perplexed Emotions” (Interview)

June 30th, 2017

Who is Faiyaz Hasan? How did you come up with your artist name? What’s the story behind that?

Faiyaz Hasan is my real name, my parents gave it to me.

Where are you originally from?

I am originally from Bangladesh.

Explain the story behind your style of music. Who are some of your musical inspirations?

My music plays with your mind……..its psychedelic but it bumps.. My musical inspirations are uncountable starting from  Greenday , Blink182 to Kanye west to Linkin Park to Travis Scott……
If you could do a collaboration with 3 mainstream artists, who would you choose to work with and why?

Travi$ Scott, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. I love their work
Tell the people about your new EP.  How many songs are on the project? Did you work with any special producers for this project?

Its a tight tracklist of 3 songsThe Adrenaline, Merry Mary and Escape The Shell……..This is my first Official release ever.The whole EP starting from the beats, production, recording, mixing and mastering is done by me….. no help.

As an independent artist, what are some goals you have for yourself? (Short term and long term goals)

Get my music around the world, have fun……maybe try to get a record deal later. I would love to make a living out of what I love to do which is make music.

Your EP, how did you come up with the title for it?

The EP is called Perplexed Emotions… it shows my state of being puzzled..

Out of all of the songs on this EP, which one would you say is your favorite track?

All the songs are different and stand out on their own…..This is my first official project so I kept only 3 songs but made sure they’re tight.

How old were you when you first recorded a song?

13 …mom was in the studio with me and I kinda sucked

When making new music, what usually goes through your head?

Nothing goes through my head,  My songwriting depends on what headspace I am in…..the tracks are a reflection of me in the headspace I am in when I was when I write it.

A day in the studio with you is like ???

Its chill…and if you like mary then its a plus.

Connect With Faiyaz on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FyzForReal/
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FyzForReal



Canadian singer with voice of an angel inspires fans with new album ‘Daydreams Are Reality’

June 1st, 2017



ONTARIO, CANADA – A rich cultural heritage combined with intense life stories and a beautiful voice all come together in perfect harmony for a hot new artist coming out of Canada.


Her name is Icielani, and much like her music, her name reflects the cultural heritage coming from a humble upbringing. Icielani was born in her grandparents’ two-bedroom house in Etobicoke – on the southwest end of Toronto.


Fast-tracking to her life now, she is married to a man from the Bronx, New York, who is also her music manager. They make quite a combo – sharing similar struggles of growing up and a dedication to making Icielani’s album “Daydreams Are Reality.”


“My storyline is a lot like other people who came from nothing, work hard to follow their dreams and goals their whole lives to be who they have grown up dreaming of who they want

to be,” she said. “Whether you want to be an athlete, doctor, singer, entrepreneur or philanthropist – it doesn’t matter where you have come from. We all have to accept the past and rehearse the future. Don’t give up on your dreams in life – that’s the positive message and storyline in this album.”


“Faith is a very important part of my life,” she said. “Everything that I have I thank God for. It’s important to have that safe haven you can turn to during struggles and joys in life. I joined the church choir when I was really young – I would even choose to go to church over playing with my friends in the neighborhood. To this day my faith continues to play an important part in my music.”


She said fans will be able to detect that in her most recent album, “Daydreams Are Reality” – a project that displays a mixed version of R&B soul, pop and dance with guitar melodies, piano melodies and pop sounds.


The most recent single from the album is “Your Into Me.” It’s a song that she said tells the story of a guy who falls in love with a girl, but doesn’t let on that he likes her and just watches her from a distance until he finally has the courage to approach her. She, at the same time, falls in love with him and also doesn’t let on than she likes him because she’s shy about it. Eventually they discover how much they’re into one another and commit in a relationship. The music video was filmed in Cuba to show romance combined with the culture and history as a melting pot of love. For Icielani, love conquers all.


“It’s a song that came out of part of my own personal experience,” she said. “Most of my songs come from my experiences, as well as other people’s experiences and stories that kind of blend of culture. I also enjoy being able to sing different genres and being different in music. I like trends in music but I also like to stand out from the crowd.”


The full-length album is released today June 1st, 2017, earlier than expected. She said it’s an album that will give listeners a relaxed vibe with R&B soul, dance and pop stylings. Other singles on the album that have already been released include “No More Tears”, “Hands Up High.” , “Dreams Are Reality’ and “Your Into Me”. Like these singles, the full album will consist of inspiring songs that raise awareness of hope in life and will encourage people to be persistent in their goals.


“Teach yourself not to give up on your goals and dreams in life, no matter the circumstances or situation that you’re living in,” Icielani said. “What you practice, you become. What you perceive, you can achieve. This albums message is to raise courage, love and hope to everyone.”


Fans who want to Listen to her sound or find out more about Icielani as a musician can visit her website at www.Icielani.com.





“Vacuumin” – NEW Single by Short FUZE

May 29th, 2017

ShortFUZE is an up-and-coming hip hop artist born and raised in Monessen, which is a small town right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He is back with a brand new single for the streets titled “Vacuumin”, which will surely be a summer banger! Take a listen a see for yourself.

Twitter – @FUZE4short
Facebook FanPage – ShortFUZE
Instagram – shortfuze


Listen to \”Vacuumin\” HERE


World Premiere: “Vacuumin” By Short FUZE

May 29th, 2017


ShortFUZE is an up-and-coming hip hop artist born and raised in Monessen, which is a small town right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He is back with a brand new single for the streets titled “Vacuumin”, which will surely be a summer banger! Take a listen a see for yourself.

Twitter – @FUZE4short
Facebook FanPage – ShortFUZE
Instagram – shortfuze




Artist Spotlight: Nina Maria

May 9th, 2017


Rapper & storyteller, Nina Maria whose birth name is  Adeje Baki Tart, was born in St. Louis, MO January 23. Nina Maria is hermaphrodite rapper & singer with plans of being a transgender.

“I named myself Nina Maria because for one, God, he called me Nina and I had a nine millimeter in my hand, and I like the name Maria from the show Sesame Street.” Nina says, while reminiscing.

Nina Maria has been rapping and singing since the tender age of seven and began playing the tenor sax
while  in middle school. “I didn’t practice much, but I got by playing by ear. I started making beats around 2013, and I haven’t stopped since then. I have schizoaffective disorder and that’s one of the main reasons I usually freestyle my lyrics.” the artist says.

The young Nina Maria was very gifted and intelligent. He attended school in St. Louis up until 9th grade. From there, he begin to experience a few challenges. Shortly after his mom passed away.
“I took it hard and ended up moving to Memphis, TN with my father for the rest of my high school years, I took advanced placement classes and graduated with a GPA of 5.0″ says the artist. He also lived in Whitehaven as well as North Memphis. He graduated from Whitehaven High School. From there he went to Atlanta and studied a year at Morehouse, where he then realized he wanted to serve his country and ended up enlisting into the Marine Corps where he got two meritorious promotions and was a small computer systems specialist for four years. He was a Sergeant (E-5). After departing the USMC with an honorable discharge, he endured an unhealthy relationship, which really took a toll on him. It inspired him to write most of the music that’s out today. The death of his USMC brother really hit home for him, causing him to have a nervous breakdown.

To learn more about Nina Maria, follow his social media platforms here:

Twitter  @13coupe and @ninamariarec
Instagram  @ninamaria17

​Listen on Soundcloud: ​https://soundcloud.com/adeje-tart/almighty_1


Tru Def releases single ‘Real Raps’ – an anthem on being real, working hard and speaking things into existence

April 20th, 2017


DALLAS, TX – To understand the kind of artist that Tru Def is, one needs look no further than his most recent single, “Real Raps.” It’s a song that he wrote and produced himself, and its lyrics speak directly to the truth of who he is and the journey that he’s been on to get to this point in his music career.


“I talk about all the things I’ve done – from meeting Jay Z in New York and Kanye in Chicago, to sharing stages with artists like Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Fabolous, Pitbull, Lil Jon, Big Krit and more!” Tru Def said. “I’ve been in movie theaters nationwide, I’ve worked with Microsoft and Bud Light, and collaborated with a lot of industry people. This is all from a guy who didn’t have it easy growing up in Dallas. I was raised by my grandmother, but I never made any excuses. I just kept going, and I’m still going to this day. That’s what I want people to get out of my music – that if you believe in yourself and don’t let anything stop you, then you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”


That connection with fans is something Tru Def desires more than anything with his music. He considers that connection to be spiritual, and his mantra to dedicate yourself to a purpose and stick to it is one that comes from his own self-proclaimed prophecies.

“I’m the kind of guy who speaks things into existence and they happen,” he said. “I believe in a higher power and spirit and that definitely finds its way into my music. Sometimes I’ll rap my lyrics and then go back and listen to it and realize I’ve said something before it even happened, and it eventually came true.”


Tru Def is a spiritual guy whose lyrics have depth and allow fans to connect with him. His music is fun and laidback, and he infuses several styles within each song. His tracks often have a deeper message to the lyrics that people can listen to each track repeatedly and catch new phrases of inspiration.


“He connects with his fans by empowering them,” said Trevoy, Tru Def’s business partner. “When they see him perform they connect with his energy. What you see is his true form and people gravitate to that natural energy. I’ve seen him affect pockets of people all over the world, and the more we can elevate his brand and get his message out, the more people we can affect.”


Tru Def said he loves that people connect to his music that way, and that he hopes to be able to give more people goose bumps. “Real Raps” is the most recent endeavor to help inspire people, and the music video for the single helps take that message to another level. He’s also currently working on a new project called “Dreams to Reality,” that he hopes to release later this year. Fans can also join his brand by purchasing merchandise from his Aufstand clothing brand – a name that was inspired by a German word that means “rebel.”


Tru Def has an upcoming performance on June 3 with T.I. for the Hustle Gang Tour in Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Live.


To listen to his music or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links:


Website: trusocietymusic.com
Twitter: @Tru_Def
Instagram: @Tru_Def
Snapchat: @Tru_Society
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/Tru-Def-331566240303475/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2wya27obQb8KEEgDvNckYP
Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/Ij7Nib
Music Video: https://youtu.be/krmqV9UtAz0 Filmed and Directed by Dominic Fondon



King Baines uses personal struggles to encourage others to embrace positive lifestyle

April 14th, 2017



SHREVEPORT, LA – When Jonathan “King” Baines was a child, his mother performed as a backup singer for a popular Louisiana-based artist. He would often find himself joining his mother at shows, and the artist would invite him onto stage during warmups and encourage him to try his hand at performing and rapping. It was his introduction to playing to a crowd, and he very quickly realized just how much he loved it.


Today, the professional musician from Shreveport, Louisiana is riding a wave of success after the release of his new single “Do It to the Buick.” The song is a signature single behind his Go 4 Broke label because, as he said, it was a personal request from his very first public fan encounter.


King has had his fair share of struggles along the way to his current music career. He grew up in a neighborhood with high crime and saw his uncle convicted to a 15-year prison sentence. He also lost friends to gun violence and even served his own lengthy prison sentence. All of those things have influenced him to today create music that influences others to avoid that negative lifestyle and embrace a lifestyle that encourages one another and promotes unity.


“When people hear my music I want them to feel relieved,” he said. “I want them to see me as someone who has been through the same things that they might be going through right now. I talk to a lot of people and I always tell them to not feel alone. They’re not the only person going through it and there’s always a way to get out of it. My music is therapy and people who feel like me can relate to me. I’m counseling the people coming out of the streets like me – people who are surrounded by violence and murders and drug sales and people who stabbed them in the back. Maybe they don’t know how to react or they feel alone. I want to help them understand that we all relate in some way. If you’re going through some situation, I want my music to make you put the gun down, or if you’re a girl who doesn’t feel appreciated I want to help you feel appreciated.”


King said he and his friend and business partner Snake Eyes created the label Go 4 Broke to create music with this message behind it. They’re getting ready to release a compilation album called “Go 4 Broke Presents King Baines Unleashed,” and the first single from the album – “Sleep Is for the Rich” – will be dropping in May. They’re also ready to release a series of videos called “Who Is King Baines” – a compilation of videos, performances and raw documented material that will better acquaint the audience with him as an artist.


“Most of what we try to do is empower and uplift, while giving reality,” King said. “I’m not a preacher in a pulpit talking about things that I’ve never been through. I’m pushing to strengthen what weakens us. If you’re a single parent, or if you have an absent father or mother, my music is going to be there for you. There are tons of people out there preaching bout problems but not offering solutions. I want to be someone who offers solutions.”


To listen to King Baines’ music, or to follow him on social media please visit the following links: