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  • Shooting Stars in Boston

    By. CheckThisArtist.com staff

    The Boston music scene lost yet another local artist this month, a casualty to hip-hop jealousy.

    Close to 1 A.M. on Wednesday, February 17, Dedham, Mass. Native Scott “Prettyboii Shankz” Drake was gunned down following his performance at City Limits nightclub on Main Street in downtown Randolph. In the hours following his murder, the 23-year old emerging rapper was lauded on social media by friends and fans alike for both his work ethic and professionalism in the hip-hop game.

    A friend, who would like to remain anonymous, said “[Drake] was a great person at heart, always making people laugh.” A suspect in the killing was apprehended later Wednesday morning and was arraigned in Quincy Court the following day. The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office stated the shooting is believed to be a “contained incident”. Today, in his honor, CheckThisArtist.com we’ll shed some light on his musical legacy left behind. R.I.P. PrettyBoii Shankz.

     

     

    Hip-Hop Lives On 

    Since the shooting death of area rapper Jamie Lee, A.K.A. Roc Dukati, on March, 2, 2011 following his performance at Underbar on Tremont street in downtown Boston, the hip-hop community and scene has grown rapidly for local rappers, but with their rise comes the increase of those looking to hamper their plans.

    It’s this type of person that gunned down Roc Dukati several years ago and Shankz this past week. And rather than let the haters dull their shine, CheckThisArtist.com would like to remember both for who they are and the artistry they put into their craft. So follow along as we represent their legacy and let their music speak for them. 

     

     

     

     

    Shankz "YOUNG SIMBA" FT. DJ SLAYER, MR.KEYZ

     

    Roc Dukati "HOW YA LIVING"

     

     

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  • The Haitian Legend Singer and Rapper Jamecy "Black Alex" Pierre Dies At 39.

    On Friday November 13th 2015 at 9:00am, the Haitian famous rapper and singer aka Black Alex was pronounce dead in Haiti. Alex was born on October 16 1976 and passed away at 39 years old from tuberculosis. He was a former member of the well known group called King Posse and later branch out to his own as a solo artist and in the past has done features on songs with many well known artist such as elephant man.

    Haiti lost another great individual. Black was loved by so many for his contribution in society and in the Haitian music industry. Former group members and fans all over the world pays tribute today to remember Black Alex. Please spread the love and share this beautiful tribute to Black. 

    Black we love and you will never be forgotten R.I.P

    Black Alex when he was with King Posse

     

     

    Black Alex when he went Solo

     

     

    "Drug" was a song Black Alex's wrote on how he would never touch drugs again. He left that lifestyle and wanted to share this tribute to encourage others to follow and change to a healthier lifestyle. For those who didn't know Black accepted God as his lord and savior. He changed his life around and become a believer. 

     

     

     

     

     

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  • QUEENS' FINEST...DJ GULLY

    Corona, Queens’ own, DJ GULLY, is one of New York’s premier selectors. He has made quite the name for himself playing in various nightclubs and venues across the tri-state area.

    When GULLY is on the set there is NO space on the dance floor! It is impossible to be still during his live mix. He spins the latest hits and your favorite classics, while creating blends on the spot.

    When he's not moving the crowd live, he's on DTF Radio’s DigiMusic Tuesdays from 12p-2p, hosted by Ray DeJon. His success on DTF Radio led to him locking down a permanent slot on FM Radio’s 103.9 DigiMusic Saturdays.  Tune in to hear him live every saturday from 11am-1pm. Then please take a minute to visit FM Radio 103.9’s Instagram page, @radio1039ny, to cast your vote for The La Loca Show's contest, as she tries to find the perfect DJ to rock the Monday through Friday 12pm slot!

    Aside from playing in venues and on the radio, “Mr.Incredible”, also produces music for artists and is  grooming his toddler son, Gevonie, for the family business. At the tender age of three years old,  Young Gevonie, as they call him, already has mixing skills! Young Gevonie has rocked live sets at barbecues, community day picnics and even beside his dad live on FM Radio 103.9’s DigiMusic Saturday Afternoon Mix!

    GULLY admits that he may use a blend or two in his live mix that his son, Young Gevonie, created at home while they practiced their mixing. “He’s so talented. It's like he was born into this music and has an ear for it naturally. His mom and I very proud!” Keep an eye on this INCREDIBLE father-son duo. They’re sure to be headed towards great success and longevity.


    Email: GETITTOGULLY@gmail.com

    Instagram: @therealdjgully

    FM Radio 103.9: DigiMusic Saturday Afternoon Mix 11am-1pm

    DTF Radio: DigiMusic Tuesday Afternoon Mix 12pm-2pm

    Young Gevonie:
    http://globalspin365.com/365-scratch-cam-3-year-old-young-gevonie-is-just-getting-started/

     

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  • Leon Dash is an Artist

    A Photographer is an art form. An art form that has been mastered by a single person with one single camera. Leon Dash Ladies and Gentlemen is a pure photographer at heart, but the way he releases his pictures to the world of Instagram and his personal website is art. Leon Dash is a 23 year old professional photographer based out of NYC.

    His primary focus is fashion with a twist of beauty and glamour. If you don't think he's talented, well one of his pictures was placed in the Vogue Magazine. If you take a look at his website you will see what we're talking about. Here are a few pictures from Leon Dash website and Instagram page. 

     

    Leon Dash

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo by: Leon Dash- Portraits 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo by: Leon Dash - Fashion 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo By: Leon Dash

    FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT HIS SOCIAL SITES 

    Website: http://www.leondashmedia.com/#/home?i=165875

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leondash/?hl=en

     

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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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