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  • Joyner the new school artist with old school features

    First I would like to Thank Joyner Lucas for making my first interview casual and enjoyable. By the end of the interview I felt like I actually knew him. He was down to earth, funny, and definitely charismatic. I can’t lie though, before the interview even started I was extremely nervous. I hadn’t really heard Joyner speak much and he was on his phone majority of the time. I didn’t really get to feel him out beforehand *PAUSE*. But once the interview started he wiped the crust out of his eyes and began to open up.

    But Joyner was a pleasant surprise. Its always nice to meet an artist who is just as comfortbale within themselves as they appear to be online.  Joyner is passionate about his music. I would definitely describe him as a triple threat. He does it all, the acting, directing, the music. He's definitely an artist that shouldn't be slept on. Joyner takes his business extremely serious and he demands to be apart of the creative process. He's not afraid of a challenge and he wont wait on anyone to go out and get what he wants, he will go out and take it himself.

    -@justaskloulou

    Stay tuned for my interview exclusives on checkthisartist.com.

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  • CHECK THIS ARTIST GOES TO JAMAICA

    BY CTA STAFF


    Embarking on a business trip to Jamaica, and ignoring (just a little bit) all the amazing things the Island has to offer, including the beautiful beaches and food, isn’t easy. But our travel to unearth the next hottest unsigned hip-hop artist in the Island was fruitful. 
    Our travel landed us in the Island’s capital, Kingston, where the bustling neighborhoods are no stranger to good music – or crime. In 2014, the city jumped up to the sixth highest murder rate for any city worldwide. The birthplace of Reggae superstars Buju Banton, Beenie Man, and none other than the legendary Bob Marley has pumped out many hitmakers through the years, making it the perfect place for us to start our digging. 

    And we learned quite quickly it’s the struggle that churns out the smoothest beats. Within minutes after our arrival, the crew realized just how things get down in Kingston.  The rugged, but inviting city provided us quite the experience. The trip started off with a little hiccup when our cabbie’s car literally blew up as we waited to head off to our hotel. But, by chance, the cabbies friend, Winsome, ended up being the key to finding our hot artist. 

    Winsome, a Kingston native with an ear for hip-hop music, hipped us to the area while she assumed the position of our tour guide. She took us to her friends beauty salon and there we got perspectives invaluable to our search before she got us over to our hotel. Two days later Winsome gave us a call and told us about a young artist by the name of FameStylez, whose music encompasses all aspects of the struggles, mystical beauty, and uniqueness of the island. Within hours we had FameStylez on the line and a couple hit records in tow. As a treat to our subscribers, we brought back a couple of his hits to the states.

    Click the link below and let us know what you think about the next hottest unsigned artist. Kingston stand up!

     

     

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  • Who is Joyner Lucas?

    Who is Joyner Lucas? 
     
    The Worcester, Massachusetts native, who by the looks of it has every hip-hop fan in The Bay State talking about him, became the first Mass. artist to spit at the B.E.T Awards cypher last night. 
     
    He more than represented for his city. His flow put a stamp on the B.E.T cypher in front of 12 million TV viewers. The talent he's offering has a future in the hip-hop world. It's a long time coming for Mass. to get some play in the game and Joyner Lucas has got the ball in his court. His latest cd release titled "Along Came Joyner" is available to buy off of his website
     
    Share this article if you think Joyner Lucas did better then the other cypher candidates.
     
     
     
    We're glad to see a unsigned artist progress. 

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