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New York Holds Biggest Music Comeptition “Who Holds Da Crown”

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

 

 

 

  • We are holding one of the best Show-Cases of the year. What we are about is real hip hop. We are providing the world with real talented hip hop artist that represents there Boro.

  • This Show-Case is different from all the rest of the Show-Cases. Why are we different? Because we really care and we really take the time to get to know every single artist and to provide real opportunities, real advancement career wise for the artist’s

  • This Show-Case will be aired on TV, we will have major streaming outlets provided for our talent to provide maximum exposure for the artist’s

  • Artist will be required to register for our Show-Cases. They can do this online or in person at one of our Registration Dates. Registration is required to ensure the artist is taking their career seriously.

  • It is only $100.00 to register as a single artist which means only 1 person on stage. Acts that has groups, friends, crews and or a hype-man or anytime there is more than 1 person on stage with the artist the registration will be $150.00.
  • After Registration, each artist is given a fair chance to see who will be advanced to the next level or Round. Only the best artist from each Boro will advance to the next level. Each Boro will have an artist that will “hold Da Crown” and Represent their Boro as the best Hip Hop Artist in Their Boro. This takes the music industry back to real Hip Hop.

  • We will have a panel of Professional Judges, that are music industry professionals that will rate the talent and decide who progresses to the next stage. Artist’s will be rated by different criteria allowing judges to give them a total score. The artist with the highest scores advance to the next round.

  • Each Boro will have a Crown Winner that gets major exposure, sponsorship, prizes and Gift Bags and Also Music Promotional and Marketing packages.

  • Winners Will Also Be Crowned with a Gold Crown made of Real Gold Representing their Boro as the winner. They also have opportunities to obtain major Label Deals and Cash Winnings.

  • Each Boro Winner Gets a Real gold Crown with the name of their Boro embedded in the Crown and a 1,000 Cash Prize Winning and Gifts from our Sponsors. Not to mention you gain major exposure.

  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 Cash Prize Winning! Their Championship Crown, Gift-Bags, Sponsorship and Major Exposure that is Life-Changing. A Chance at a major Record Deal and credits.

  • We will have Celebrity guest in attendance at our show-Case’s.

  • Our Show-Cases Will Be Streamed.

  • Our Showcases Will be fun with a Live DJ their spinning the music

  • Our Show-Cases Will have Food and Beverages.

  • We Will have Dance Crews Entertaining the Crowd

  • We Will have a live host entertaining the crowd.

  • We Will give Swag Bags away to selected audience.

  • There Will be raffles and a chance for the Audience to Win Prizes.

  • The Press and media will be in attendance. Capturing the artist’s performances.

  • Give yourself a chance to be seen, heard and part of the biggest Show-case in History. It goes down Right here in NYC. Don’t be left out.

  • If you believe you have skills register in our showcase to show the world what you are made of. This will be major publicity to artists to establish a name for yourself.

 

Artists can  register at www.whoholdsdacrown.com or www.whoholdsdacrowninyourboro.com We are looking for the best Hip Hop artists in NY to register at www.whoholdsdacrown.com our email is whoholdsthecrown@gmail.com 917-983-7730

 


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

Wednesday, 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.

 

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Artist Spotlight: Ned Miller

Saturday, 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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Chicago rapper launches new music career with first EP ‘Preparation’

Friday, March 31st, 2017

 

 

CHICAGO, IL –  More often than not, the inspiration for Ola’s music happens while he’s asleep.

 

As many people around the world do, Ola falls asleep at night with music in his ears. Sometimes he plays a beat over and over again through the headphones in his ears and falls asleep to it – which he said almost always affects his dreams. And whatever he wakes up to – whatever feeling or emotion or thought process – becomes the foundation for a song.

 

“That’s how I wrote my first song,” he said. “It was after I watched the movie ‘8 Mile’ and I woke up that night and wrote down some rhymes. I would come back to it every once in a while after that, but I never really took it seriously. Then in about 2009 I was in Florida listening to music and freestyling with a friend and he said I was really good and encouraged me to keep going. We got into it so much that we bought some recording software and a $100 mic at a local store and just recorded stuff for days and days. I had caught the bug, and I couldn’t stop.”

 

When he moved back to Chicago, the real world hit and he had to get a full-time job in order to pay the bills and support himself. But all the while that he was working the job, he said he was never really happy. And every time he would sample some of his music to family and friends they would tell him how excited they were about his music and how much they liked his freestyling.

 

“I figured if people like it, then I should do it,” he said. “I know now that I’m made to do this. This is what I’m supposed to do. Like so many other things, I woke up one day and it was like a revelation. So I found my old engineer and we started working together.”

 

Today his music career is starting to take off. He currently has two songs that are getting regular radio play throughout the Chicago area – “Check (feat. Chris Hasty)” and “On My Mind (feat. Jay Arroyo).” The first is a song with a “grimy” sound to it, he said, but which also showcases his skills as a lyricist.

 

“It’s basically a song about money,” he said. “It sounds a little bit trap-oriented, but it’s definitely lyrical. And Chris Hasty is lyrical. I feel like it’s a record that’s animated and super eccentric.”

 

“On My Mind” on the other hand has a much different feel to it, he said. It’s a lighter sounding song with a subtle pop melody. It, too, is a song that talks about money, but from a different approach that Ola said is “a little more personal – like I’m talking directly to someone.”

 

These singles are two of 22 features on his album “Preparation.” He said this is an album that announces his music to the world and is the start of him taking his music career seriously.

 

Fans who want to sample some of his music can visit his Soundcloud page, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates about new music releases or live performances.

 

 

 

 


RickRated pays homage to rapper father with mixture throw-back music and unique new sound

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

 

 

SEATTLE, WA – When Savon York was a child, most of the stories he would hear would be about his rapper father, who went by the stage name Rick Rated. His father lived what York describes as a “street life” filled with violence – so much so that he was shot and killed when Rated was only 8 years old.

 

Growing up, Rated wanted to do what his dad did. So at age 8, when his father died, he started rapping. He became known as Baby Rated, which eventually evolved into Lil’ Rated when he was in high school and today has become the adopted moniker of his father, RickRated.

 

Though he didn’t have the occasion to listen to much of his father’s music, he did recently get his hands on four of his father’s songs. Those songs gave him an insight into his father’s style and how he might adopt some of that same style into his own music in a way that would bring a unique flavor to the hip-hop world in his region of the Pacific Northwest.

 

“He was a very visual rapper,” RickRated said of his father. “He lived a different lifestyle than I do. I’m not the gangster type, and when I listen to his music it has a different direction than where I want to take my music. But when I hear his imagery and storytelling, those are things that I want to carry on with my music. There’s one song in particular where I’m describing my car, and I’d never have been able to get that description without hearing his song and hearing how he described his own car.”

 

Rated said he also wants to make sure his music has depth and strong messages with underlying themes. Everything he creates has a message and more often than not tells the story of something he’s gone through in his life.

 

“My best ideas come in the morning as soon as I wake up,” he said. “I’m the type of person who will wake up and stay in bed and play a beat over and over until I can’t come up with anything else in that moment. Then I’ll set it aside and move on to the next song. I try not to force the music out. If I get blocked in a song, I’ll set it aside until I’m refreshed and feel like I can be inspired.”

 

His new single “Bye” is one of those songs that came through a moment of inspiration. He said it’s a song about a breakup after a relationship of two years and the experience of being single after such a long relationship.

 

“It talks about the girls I dealt with and the changes in the dating scene since the last time I was in it,” he said. “It has an upbeat, trap kind of vibe to it – that feature vibe that everybody listens to today with a catchy hook. What I try to do with all of my music is to be a mainstream artist with mainstream music with a message.”

 

Fans who want to sample some of his music can visit his website at RickRated.com, or check out his Soundcloud page. He also has music videos on his YouTube channel, and fans can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more about upcoming music releases or live performances.

 

 

 


Hot Dizzy sends shout out to lost friend with new single ‘Stand Still’

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – When Hot Dizzy was working as a bartender at a strip club some years ago, he had no idea that the large guy with the nickname “Big Ace” who ordered a drink from him would become one of his closest friends. But as the two bonded over a rap song being played in the club that night, their friendship grew and Big Ace became one of Dizzy’s biggest inspirations.

 

The passing of Big Ace due to a heart attack hit Dizzy hard. He struggled to find a way to honor the memory of his friend, until he started diving into the hip-hop and rap of his youth. The process of grieving over a friend and writing to express his feelings uncovered a natural talent that he now uses as the hip-hop artist from Indianapolis known as Hot Dizzy.

 

“I had tried rap back in the day, but didn’t take it seriously,” he said. “The thing that pushed me back into rapping was when Big Ace passed away. Now it feels like he’s pushing me to do this. When I played around with rap as a hobby before, it felt like I wasn’t doing anything with it. I even started driving trucks for a while. But now I owe it to him to make this real.”

 

Dizzy said his unique style is that of a rap storyteller. He said his rhymes are often referred to as a narrator telling a story with a distinct flow and delivery. His stories tend to be metaphors for the struggles he’s going through or the things he’s seen. Sometimes his environment and the relationships he enjoys find their way into his music, as well.

 

His single “Hood Low” is currently ranked No. 1 on the Emerging 200 Chart, and he has two other singles out that he hopes will make a similar splash. “Stand Still” is a song specifically dedicated to Big Ace.

 

“It’s about being up in the club and seeing a girl dancing and liking what you see,” he said. “But when you holler at the girl you find out the club is ready to close. So you bounce to another club and find a honey and take her to the hotel and do the thing.”

 

Another single, “Feedback,” is more of a statement piece that he said should let listeners know exactly who he is. Every verse has its own specific meaning, and the driving beat is something he knows will connect with fans.

 

At the end of the day, though, he said he hopes his music is something that can help others out of bad situations by giving them an escape.

 

“If they’re upset or going through something similar, maybe they can get a message out of one of my songs,” he said. “Maybe they can know they aren’t the only ones going through it.”

 

Fans who want to sample Hot Dizzy’s music can visit his Soundcloud page, or check out some of his music videos on his YouTube channel. His new album is scheduled to drop in May, and fans who follow him on Twitter can find out more about upcoming music releases or live performances.

 

 


Murc Jones strives for greatness with release of new 14-song album

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

 

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – To this day, Murc Jones doesn’t know why his best friend starting calling him by that nickname.

 

When he was younger and started rapping professionally at around age 16, he and a friend would often get together and record their freestyle raps. At one point they started discussing stage names, and his friend randomly said, “I’m gonna start calling you Murc.”

“I still don’t know why he called me that,” Jones said, “but I’ve been using it ever since. The Jones was something I chose to represent my change and growth as an artist.”

 

That evolution from early freestyle rapper to one of the country’s hottest young hip-hop artists is perhaps best displayed on his new album, “Greatness Over Dishonesty.” It’s a 14-song album that he said tells the story of who he is and what his music is about. Its songs display a variety of different vibes – all of which, he said, show his versatility and unique sound in ways that make him stand out from the crowd.

 

“I’m not trying to sound like anybody else,” he said. “I want to be great, and it’s gonna take honesty to be great. If you want people to listen to you, then you have to be the real you. I think it’s my originality and the fact that I’m not trying to sound like anybody else – that I’m just being myself – that makes me stand out.”

 

Murc said his songs tend to lean toward storytelling, and that the medium of music as a vehicle to share stories is one of the things that first attracted him to hip-hop in the first place. He said he finds it amazing that you can tell a story through music, or create a music video that other people can relate to in a way that makes them perfectly understand what it is he’s trying to say.

 

The main single off the album is called “Live For The Moment,” and is a perfect example of his use of storytelling through music.

 

“It’s a song about how I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it in the music industry,” he said. “The video is me and a couple of friends just hanging out, chilling to the song. And that’s, in a lot of ways, what I hope other people do when they listen to this album.”

 

To find out more about Murc Jones, fans can follow him on social media @murcjones on Twitter and @murcjonesmusic on Instagram. Fans can also sample his album and other music he’s created on Reverbnation, Soundcloud and Spotify.

 

 


Yung Brezzy uses near-death experience to launch music career

Friday, March 17th, 2017

 

ATLANTA, GA – In 2007, Yung Brezzy was the victim of a brutal car accident that nearly cost him his life.

 

It was while he was on leave from the Marines, visiting his home town of Montgomery, Alabama. The accident caused him to suffer massive bruises to his upper body, a broken neck, a ruptured spinal cord and complete loss of feeling in his legs. It took 14 hours of reconstructive surgery before he could even be put on bed rest, and then months of physical therapy before he was able to walk again. Eventually given an honorable discharge from the Marines, Yung Brezzy needed a new purpose in his life.

 

He turned to music. It was something he had always been fascinated with. Having grown up with a grandmother who always took him to church, he developed an early fascination with the drums and by high school had discovered the ability to rap. It was a friend of his grandmother who gave him the nickname Yung.

 

“She was well known in the neighborhood where she was from and there was one older gentleman just down the way from her who always called me Yung,” Brezzy said. “He would always say, ‘You’re young and smooth like a wind because you’re always calm and collected. Nothing gets under your skin. So I’m gonna call you Yung Brezzy.’ So I just took it and ran with it.”

 

During his time in the Marines he “dibbled and dabbled” a little bit with his music hobby, but after the car accident that nearly took his life, he decided to “go harder with the music.” In 2010 he linked up with a local group, hoping to make moves toward greatness in the world of hip-hop. That group never branched out to bigger and better things, but they made enough of a splash to put Yung Brezzy on the map and by 2014 he had released singles such as “I Be Goin’ In” featuring Koree Rudolph.

 

Today he’s working on a new EP called “Life’s Lessons” – a six-track project that he hopes to drop on July 4. He said it’s the prelude to an official album called “The Message” that he is planning on releasing at the beginning of 2018. In the meantime, the first single off the EP is called “What’s the Point of Having Friends,” and it’s already getting major traction and airplay on radio stations worldwide.

 

“It’s a song that came about from me just being real with myself at the time and seeing that the people around me didn’t do me any good,” Brezzy said. “It’s based on real-life situations. And that’s how I write – from the heart and from real-life situations that people can relate to on a day-to-day basis. I make music for the people and for myself. At the end of the day I want to help people through their situations. I want my music to touch people – to feel it in their soul and mind and understand that everybody goes through things sometimes. You have to go through the rain to get to the sunshine.”

 

Brezzy is also working on closing a deal with a brand called Atlwood in which he would be the face of the clothing line. The premise of the apparel is highlighting Atlanta as the new “Hollywood,” and all that’s entwined with that lifestyle.

 

To find out more about Yung Brezzy, fans can follow him on Facebook at Cedric Yung Brezzy Rush, on Instagram and Twitter @IAMYUNGBREZZY, and on Snapchat @YUNG BREZZY. Fans can also check out his music on his Soundcloud page, or some of his videos on his YouTube channel

 


Seeing Dollar Signs: Brick God Sosa Stops at Nothing for Success

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

 

New York, NY – At sixteen, young would-be rapper Brick God Sosa (born Jake Noch) was an active gang member, and still is, who decided to try his hand at his true passion: music. His motivation has always been simple. He knew rapping could make money and a name for himself, and he leapt directly towards dollar signs. But while he left his former life in the dust, his upbringing continues to pave the way for his success, and has prepared him for any hardship, which he meets with tenacity and determination. As Brick God so eloquently puts it, “I bossed up, and got rich.”

Brick God’s creative genius met his business and street-savvy and culminated in the creation of Global Affiliates Music Group, which has been an incredibly successful venture for the artist and entrepreneur, taking notes from mega-moguls like Diddy and Jay Z. But though he’s inspired by the big names in the music business, he’s determined to make his own way. “If you follow in another’s footsteps you will always be a follower. I am an inventor. I create my own path in life,” says Brick God, persistent about being a self-made and motivated artist and businessman. He continues, “We are 100% independent,” explaining that top to bottom everything the entertainment entity puts out is the work of Global Affiliates Music Group.

 

His latest project, a single entitled “Bite Down” will release on June 30th of this year as part of an upcoming album. The artist hints that it sounds like a soundtrack to a scene from Scarface – tough and aggressive, just like the artist himself. There is no messing with the Brick God, who is willing to make money and success no matter the cost. “On the block am your big brother and I will break your bitch ass down,” he says – and he means business.

 

His key to success? “Boss your life up.”

 

For more information about Brick God Sosa, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 


Traveling rocker uses experience of the touring grind to launch new solo project

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

ATLANTA, GA – Jason Caldwell is ready for his big break. It’s long overdue. After nearly two decades of touring with bands and collaborating with other artists to create great rock music, he’s ready to show the world just how talented he is as a solo artist.

 

His new four-song EP entitled “Forgotten” is a statement to the world that he’s the next big rock star to pay attention to in America. It’s an EP that showcases his diversity and illustrates the kind of rocker he is – from shredding guitars to three-part harmonies and even piano riffs that will remind fans of great rock legends.

“All four songs are completely different songs,” he said. “One has more hard-punch rock and roll, one gets a bit weirder with an almost rap or hip-hop feel, one goes into something more melodic, and the last song is all pianos and vocals. But it all flows together.”

 

The title track of the EP is actually the second song of the bunch and serves as the ultimate testament of where he is currently as a musician. After touring in bands with his older brother for many years, and then playing with a band on a cruise liner for nearly a decade, he has put in the grind and perfected his art to thousands upon thousands of crowds. But never over that time has any of his solo efforts broken beyond regional success.

 

“No matter how many likes I get on Facebook or through any other social media outlets, when I share my stuff not very many people seem to click on it,” he said. “It’s hard to get interaction. And I think that’s because people are over-saturated with constant media. It aggravates me. One day they’ll be sorry. As soon as there’s a little push and popularity, everyone jumps on the band wagon. That’s happened to me before with other bands I’ve been a part of. And ‘Forgotten’ talks about that rise-and-fall of success.”

 

Another of the singles on the EP is a track called “Drinkin’ Again.” Caldwell said it’s a song about having a bad hangover that he literally wrote while experiencing the worst hangover he’s ever had. It happened after returning from his best friend’s bachelor party in New Orleans, and it was one of those moments where he had to create music and he was lamenting how poorly he felt at the moment.

 

“It’s about that hangover when you tell yourself you’re never drinking again, but you know you’re going to,” he said. “In that moment you’re committed because you just feel terrible.”

 

Another of the singles is “Mourning Sad Days,” which Caldwell said was inspired by his work as a videographer for news stations and having to cover awful tragedies such as the Charleston shooting. The song is a long, epic build-up of emotion that culminates in dramatic fashion.

 

The final single on the EP is “A Sad Song,” and it features piano and vocals with some electronic sound effects in a style that’s a nod to the rising wave of electronic rock. Caldwell said he wants to showcase his ability to create good music through all sub-genres of rock, and “A Sad Song” is not only his display of that ability but also a song that he hopes will inspire others to keep their heads up when going through tough times.

 

Fans who want to find out more about Caldwell can visit his website at jasoncaldwellmusic.com, or check out some of his music on Soundcloud or YouTube. Fans can also purchase “Forgotten” on iTunes. And to find out more about upcoming music releases or live performances, fans can follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.