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  • MIDNIGHT BLU is Ready To Go...

    LeFrak City is a breeding ground of champions.  It is the home of N.B.A. greats Kenny Anderson and Kenny Smith and rappers N.O.R.E. of CNN and Akinyele.  Sports and Music were a heavy part of the scene.  If you weren't playing ball or spittin' raps, you were on the block hustling.  Some did all three.  N.O.R.E. introduced us to Musaliny-n-Maze and Final Chapter, while Akinyele brought us R&B group Complexion.  Then four friends decided they would stake their own claim on LeFrak's Hip-Hop scene...Coalition Cartel

    Coalition Cartel members Midnight Blu, Castro, Mendoza and Shottie began recording together.  Midnight was no stranger to the booth, he already had a couple solo mixtapes circulating at this point.  Coalition Cartel began creating a buzz by performing at local shows.  As fate would have it, one of their  performances caught the eye of Naughty by Nature's Kay Gee.  He signed the group to a deal and they recorded two albums together.  

    Shortly after, Midnight Blu's activities outside of the studio got him caught up in the infamous LeFrak City raid.  He would spend a few years upstate.  While he served his time in prison the group attempted to move forward but  Midnight's uniquely aggressive sound was missing.  The group eventually parted ways amicably and the members all pursued solo careers. 

    When Midnight was released from prison he dropped a mixtape titled, "Game Over".  It solidified his ability to make music as a solo artist.  After all, he was no rookie  in this rap game.  His body of work speaks for itself with 6 solo mixtapes and 2 group albums to date. 

    Midnight Blu is ready to give the game what it's lacking...raw energy and real rap.  He named himself Blu for his dark skin and Midnight for the biblical meaning; the time when you discover the difference between theory and reality...and it's about that time! 

    Be on the lookout for his new mixtape, "The Lost Files", slated to drop this winter.  In the meantime you can catch him on the hottest new webseries, "Hater's Animosity", based on the novel by Mark 'Miz' Adams.  It debuts on October 25, 2017 on the YouTube Channel.       

     

     

     

            

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  • new artist...DANTE

    Introducing new artist DANTE, out of Los Angeles, California.  His single, "Be My Shawty", is the third release from his upcoming mixtape, "No Hard Feelings", which drops on September 21, 2017.

    DANTE's musical journey began with poetry.  "I've always loved listening to music and writing poetry, then the two kinda meshed together and it led to me free-styling.  I worked up from there to writing verses and rapping in High School.  I had an English teacher who would make me rap every time I was late for class, which was a lot! (laughing).  That helped me improve my skills."

    Life and its experiences, such as relationships and the struggles of trying to make it in the music game, are the sources of inspiration for his music.  Hie is a huge fan of TuPac but also admires Pharell, Kid Cudi, The Gorillaz, Bryson Tiller, J. Cole and Drake.  "Making music excites me and that vibe can be felt through in my music.  It's not just the beat and the lyrics, it's who I am and how I feel while I'm writing and recording.  People always say I have a fresh sound."

    DANTE is excited about chasing his dreams of hitting the BillBoard charts, and the release of his first full body of work, "No Hard Feelings", is just the beginning!  Go check out his music and videos on YouTube.

     

    Social Media:
    Instagram: @whoisdante
    Twitter: @dantetran
    Soundcloud: @whoisdante
    Facebook: /dantetran
    Youtube:  /dantetran
     Link to the official video for "Be My Shawty":  https://youtu.be/lui6uErSYhE
     
     

     

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  • SORCEZ DIENIRO's new single "Tap Dat"

    Meet SORCEZ DIENIRO, hot new rapper/actor/song writer/producer out of Baltimore, M.D.  His new single "Tap Dat" featuring Beast Da Bully and Huli Shallone, is steadily climbing the charts!

    SORCEZ's musical talent is in the genes.  His father was also a musician who toured with greats such as the Isley Brothers in his day.  Growing up in that musical atmosphere inspired SORCEZ to follow in his late father's footsteps and continue his legacy.  "I'm determined to bring back good music to the masses one song at a time."

    And for the last ten years that's exactly what he's been doing, creating good music for himself and other artists.  He has worked on projects for Lil' WayneT-Pain and Jagged Edge, to name a few.  His sound, penned as "the New Jack Swing of Hip-Hop and R&B", is heavily influenced by his idol Teddy Riley and the legendary TuPac Shakur

    SORCEZ DIENIRO also wrote and produced his new single, "Tap Dat" featuring Beast Da Bully and Huli Shallone.  The huge buzz around the song earned him a look on HOT 97's "WHO's NEXT TO BLOW" artist spotlight.  He is currently promoting the song while working on his debut album, "I AM WHAT THE GAME BEEN MISSING" slated to drop next fall...stay tuned!  

     

     

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  • GIOVANNI SNOW "AMBITION"

    Rapper/Song Writer,GIOVANNI SNOW, was raised in South Jamaica Houses in Queens.  He started writing rhymes in his early teens, inspired by his older cousin who was an emcee.  Rapping began as a hobby and developed into his passion and his way out of the projects. 

    SNOW spent countless hours in the studio writing and recording music.  He didn't let a day go by without putting pen to paper or touching the mic.  Needless to say it was a welcomed distraction from the violence and negativity in the projects.  "The more I wrote music and rapped, the more I saw myself grow as an emcee.  The more time I spent in the studio, the less time I spent on the block.  Music is my passion man, I was made for this." 

    His first mixtape, "SO COLD", released on DatPiff.com, made underground rap fans take notice.  His followed up with, "#SUPAVALID MIXTAPE", which became an instant street classic and solidified SNOW's spot as a respected emcee.  Tracks like, "Do It Again" featuring the late, great T.K.O. The People's Champ, "Funerals and Caskets" and "Certified Loopy", had rap sounding like Queens again!

    A certified triple threat, SNOW writes his own songs and hooks, creates original hooks for other artists and has even taught himself to compose beats.  His unique sound embodies Queens at its finest.  He is the voice for those dealing with the everyday struggles of living in the hood and fighting to overcome adversity and poverty to reach success.  This is evident on tracks such as, "Where the F--- Is Home" featuring TKO The People's Champwhere they touch on issues such as gang violence, peer pressure and racism. 

    GIOVANNI SNOW is determined to use his God-given talents to rise above the negativity and claim his rightful place in the rap  game.  His first two mix-tapes, "SO COLD" and  "#SUPA VALID" have been very well received by fans across the 50 states and they are now anxiously awaiting the release of "#SUPAVALID MIXTAPE 2", set to release this year.  He is currently promoting his new single, "AMBITION", which is available for purchase and your listening pleasure on iTunes, Spotify, TiDAL and Amazon Music
     
     
    New single:  "AMBITION
    Instagram:  @snovanni 
    SUPAVALID ENTERTAINMENT

     

     

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  • KB the Grind Artist...Global Currency

    KB the Grind Artist is from New York, the Bronx to be exact, where you need more than one hustle to survive.  And he wasn't penned the name "Grind Artist", for nothing.  He is an artist and an entrepreneur intent on making a difference in this world.  

    It has been a busy summer for him, promoting his summer smash "Quarter Water" while orchestrating  and pushing his brand, GLOBAL CURRENCY.  "Quarter Water", produced by DAYZEL, is a lighthearted, nostalgic track that brings us backward to memories of our unworried childhoods then forward to the responsibilities of adulthood.  This song is just what the world needs to break up the monotony of negativity.  KB makes it his business to spit rhymes that are raw, empowering and straight forward so his fans around the globe can relate.  

    And his GLOBAL CURRENCY MOVEMENT is shaking things up around the town!  If you're anywhere in New York City you have no doubt seen his infamous GLOBAL CURRENCY banner being held by artists and celebrities of all types, including DJ KhaledRemy Ma & Papoose, JadaKiss and Angela Yee, DJ Envy & Charlamagne the God from Power 105.1.  Even Dick Gregory was spotted reppin'!

    The message behind the movement is summed up in this brilliant and most-liberating slogan:  "WE ARE THE MONEY.  YOUR THOUGHTS, LABOR AND IDEAS ARE PRICELESS!  DON'T WASTE YOUR WEALTH!  DO WORK, TALK LESS."  These words reminds us all to take pride in what we do, to know our worth and stand together as a community. 

    KB is definitely on his "grind"...making music, enlightening the people and expanding his business.  Check out his music on the YouTube Channel and browse the website to shop for the latest in GLOBAL CURRENCY fashion like the Global Jersey, Color Splash and Distressed Denim Dad Hats and GC Polo Shirts.

     

    Websitewww.IamGlobalCurrency.com

    YouTube Link to "Quarter Water" https://youtu.be/HqKdMdc7_YQ

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