EarthTone (born Naquan Williams) is a seasoned combo artist hailing from East Orange, NJ. From the age of six he fell in love with the genre and was groomed in what most consider the “Golden Era”. Though heavily impacted by the hip hop culture, his influences range from The Eagles to Erykah Badu.
EarthTone grew up writing and performing his music after his older brothers discovered his innovative talents. A multi-faceted individual, he would go on to excel in academics and athletics, garnering an opportunity to play NCAA Division 3 basketball for an acclaimed liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Four years and a bachelor’s degree later, and he would go on to attend the Institute of Audio Research in New York City where he learned the basics of audio engineering and music production. From there he would blend those new skills along with his given talents to become the captivating artist he is today.
EarthTone specializes in hip hop production, song writing, and MC’ing. His sound is best described as “High-Grade Hip Hop”, combing abrasive lyrics filled with 3rd listen undertones and beats that mirror early Kanye and J Dilla. A few of his favorite MC’s include: Black Thought, Homeboy Sandman, Curren$y, Busta Rhymes, and Styles P. What separates EarthTone’s muziq is its openly gay yet subtle content in an ironic landscape; The Hip Hop Arena. He has a way of bringing you close to the thoughts of a “gay hip hop head”, without making you feel uncomfortable. Have a listen and you’re sure to be entertained and refreshingly informed.
Tony Collins is the new fresh voice of R&B coming out of NYC. He has been perfecting his craft sing the tender age of 15, and now he is finally ready to unleash all of his talents to the rest of the world. his biggest influence is his mother, who also aspired and pursued a singing career in her earlier years.
Many artists in today’s hip hop community struggle to not only establish themselves as great entertainers & soulful poets, they also tend to allow their peak of success to keep them stabilized as a rapper and not venturing into the path as a hip hop mogul or business man. Very few have a solid foundation to put them in that world of businessmen who rap. One of the few is that of Elijah “Adrenalin” Johnson. At the age of 22, Adrenalin, has set out to not only leave a historic mark in music, with his upcoming debut project, For Better or Worse, he aims to create a legacy as a business man who knows the music industry inside and out. “I don’t want to be known just as a rapper, I want to leave a legacy of a knowledgeable business man first, that can own the stage when given a mic.”
At the age of 9, his influences in music were Nas, James Brown, The Rolling Stones and DMX. Experiencing artist such as these, who have branded themselves and carved a little slice of history in music, sparked that fire in Adrenalin. That same spark has pushed him to be in full command of his craft, identity and music. Growing up in Long Island, New York, living on the dividing line of cultural class, Johnson was able to see the effects of living in low, middle & high class communities. Taking those struggles, victories, curses and blessings & transforming them into relatable content which appeals to all.
Music has fueled Johnson’s ambition to be knowledgeable about the business side of the music world. With digital marketing experience at Roc Nation, Berkeley College amongst other prominent companies, Adrenalin graduated in 2014 from Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. While there he was the president of the Music Club and participates on the committee for the Dean’s List College Tour. This is a clear preview that Elijah is gaining the valuable tools needed to progress in the music industry. In 2011, Adrenalin was given the honor to create an admissions theme song/video for Berkeley College. This propelled him into overnight success in the educational world, helping to gain a faithful fan following. Now if you are anybody at Berkeley, you’ve probably heard the record on countless occasions. In 2013, he was given the opportunity to create the official soundtrack titled Love Over Fame for author Sarah Price’s now best-selling novel Plain Fame. This is just another great example of Adrenalin’s adaptability.
As Adrenalin continues to evolve as an MC and business man, he is able to share those experiences through music showing us his versatility, depth and appreciation for an art form that has and will continue to leave a legacy for future generations to follow.
Critically acclaimed, recording artist IhniShara, brings an eclectic mix to her performances that have garnered her an impressive fan base on both the east and west coasts of the United States. The musical phenom, whose cultural heritage as a Trinidadian-American, has a passion for performing and giving her all to the audience is clearly on track to becoming an international sensation.
Hailing from Irvington, New Jersey, IhniShara has performed at Tammany Hall, Quad Studios as a feature for a listening party for Sontronics and Katra Lounge, which was part of a feature for Mase TV, to name a few. She captures the essence of the superstars who are her musical idols including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Rachelle Ferrell and Jill Scott, among other legends.
With a musical focus that ranges from electric soul to popular music, this dynamic singer and songwriter is putting the finishing touches on the release of her solo project, Love 4 Rent. This project is part of a collaboration between IhniShara and Brook Brovaz Entertainment. With a fan base that is growing and a buzz that is stirring internationally based on her amazing performances, InhiShara’s debut album is primed to light up the industry the same way she lights up the stage. Fueled with passion and presence, Love 4 Rent, will capture the audience and transform the listener as Inhi infuses her diverse musical styling and song choices.
She is fiercely independent and innovative as evidenced in her initial musical offerings – MIRROR and L.O.V.E. – that have both generated great feedback and further emphasize her range. This is just the beginning for this emerging singer whose primary goal is to light up the stage. She is a graduate of Hofstra University, where she majored in Journalism and incorporated her creative writing into her musical career as an aspiring songwriter, singer and entertainer.
Headlining at music showcases, street band events and open mics, IhniShara has a grounded support base and a true connection to the pulse of popular musical and current entertainment trends. Love 4 Rent is in its final development stages and IhniShara is continuing to perform where she can connect with her fans and to keep her passion burning with her singing career.
Eric J. Green better known by his stage name P.O.W (meaning Power of Words), is an up and coming rapper/songwriter from the Bronx, N.Y.
He got his start in music at the age of 16 but didn’t begin recording till the age of 22. “It took time to find my own sound”, he says. In finding his sound, P.O.W created his first mixtape titled Dope-Sick-Love vol.1, released January 14th of 2014 on Hotnewhiphop.com. “I describe it as organic Hip Hop story telling with substance” says P.O.W.
He is beginning to make waves performing in the Indie Hip Hop circuit and is building an increasing social media following.
The 1st video off of Dope-Sick-Love vol.1, Adopium, can be found on his YouTube channel Powmuzik. He plans to release two more videos in the upcoming months.
P.O.W is also working on his second project Dope-Sick-Love vol 2. as well as his EP, which will be available on ITunes.
P.O.W Management: Sandra Doussin
E-mail address: email@example.com
Telephone number: (201)892-5901
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YouTube Channel: POW muzik
At 12:25 a.m., the 11th day of October in the year of 1987, a unique, gift from God was given in voice. Who is this young man? Sean Taylor. To put in a nutshell, a proper title suit for this diamond in the rough is an ENTERTAINER. He’s a singer-song writer, trumpeter, dancer, actor, fashionist, and much more. Sean Taylor hails from the Uptown Wakefield section of the Boogie Down Bronx and is of Jamaican descent. As a dancer, he is also affectionately known as Crazylegs, “Di Authentic One” in the dancehall community. A name given to him by his friend the late, great Gerald Levy a.k.a. Bogle. Sean Taylor will soon be a household name in every community worldwide. Where the music is concerned; his music is a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop, jazz, and the infamous “off-beat” of rocksteady/lover’s rock. “Try cooking the smooth sounds of Smokey Robinson and Michael Jackson, the charisma of Sammie Davis, Jr., the rhythm feel and dance athleticism like James Brown, the trumpet sounds of Miles Davis and Clifford Brown all in one melting pot…now you have Sean Taylor.” This immense talent shows his gifts to the world. With all these gifts rolled up into one person, Sean Taylor gives the world a mix of R&B, Hip-Hop, jazz, and lover’s rock intertwined in a beautiful voice. This young man allows his talent to shine through on every tune.
Official Website: iamseantaylor.com
Born on 11/28/1972 at Port Of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad, I grew up in a small town named Penal in south Trinidad & went to school at Penal R C School.
It was at the age of 9 I started off as a little drummer boy in the school & church choir, & it wasn’t until the year 2001 did my fist song High Grade Chronic, as A two man crew named ItalStew we did boat rides & different clubs in the city like Lion’s Den, The Ark, Caribbean City & among others we did a show for WLIB at Club LaBarbet. My last performance was at Frankie’s Lounge in Brooklyn.
After 2001 BabyFaceEastwood, as a solo artist did shows at Lion’s Den, Leopard Lounge, Club Shrine & one of my favorites Joe’s Club where I performed two songs Ganja Calling & Ah Vision.
In 2007 I met with 3NEE Shuga, who started off as a backup singer and quickly became a musical duet, writing and singing together.
Born on 12/05/1972 from Trinidad and Tobago, grew up in a small village in south Trinidad called Los Bajos, relocated to Siparia, where I migrated to the United States in the year 2002.
I found my love for singing and writing music at the age of 23 where I would go to hear Machel Montano and the Xtatic band rehearse.
I met with BabyFaceEastwood in the year 2007, where I would do backup vocals for him, we performed at Joe’s Pub in 2008 and Eastside Bar, this quickly changed as I started co-writing with him and singing alongside him as a duet, where we performed at Frankie’s Lounge on February 8th 2014, where we performed our song Party Noice.
We met with our Producer Nicholas Antoine ” he is the former trumpet player for the Xtatic band”, who took a liking to our musical form and writing capabilities and started working on the song Party Noice in December of 2013 and is currently working on all of our music thus far
She Real is truly a Hip Hop Emcee! Just ask the crowd. Offstage She Real is actually a pretty laid back quiet person, but onstage She Real unleashes this monstrous beauty of a beast that can turn any audience into She Real lovers.
She Real spits with a vengeance. Her concepts range from thoughts of imperfection, to the everyday struggles of life, to the power one possess with faith. Don’t worry she can get cocky too, with captivating lyrics she believes demands Hip Hop’s respect. She has recently appeared as a guest on Shade 45 Sway In The Morning Show. She Real has opened up for Tone Trump, Juelz Santana, Style P, and Tierra Marie. She has won countless competitions around NYC and is currently on the Deans List College Tour. She Real released her third mixtape entitled “My Times Coming” on January 1st 2014, and believe me her name speaks for itself.
Bronx, New York, the original home of hip-hop has given birth to this 20th Century’s Hip-Hop Soul phenomenon. She is one of a kind in a class all by herself. One part singer, one part writer and all parts humble…She is The Silent Celeb. This female R&B artist sings with an old school soul but can fall in line equally with the greatest of MCs, both female and male. Knowing that she is not the norm in this industry serves her well, as it motivates her to bring it every time…and that she does. Her music is a soulful and sexy fusion of Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop all in one. She caresses the microphone like she was born with it in her hands. The Silent Celeb has solidified her spot as one of the best R&B artist to emerge in her time. Compelled by the likes of Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott, her voice and lyrical genius carry a truth and a confidence that lulls you in and keeps you coming back for more but it is her very own life experiences growing up in the Gun Hill section of the Bronx that allows her to demolish any beat she encounters, singing from her soul and breathing life into any track.
As a singer and performer since the age of four, she’s been perfecting her style and skills for years and her timing could not be better. Being released in a time where the industry and society have become more open and accepting of alternative lifestyle and music. Her music remains timeless and universal. “I write for the masses, I have something for everyone.” Good music is good music and The Silent Celebs’ music is not only good, it transcends boundaries…be it age, gender or genre.
Silent Celeb has been labeled as ‘Who’s Got Next!’ for 2014. She recently won grand prize in the Faces in the Crowd Showcase competition held at the legendary SOBs in NYC. She also placed judges top 3 in the Ultimate Showcase hosted by Get Gwop Ent and Def Jam Rec. Not to mention Celeb is also currently on two indie tours with Team Inkrediable Unsigned Explosion as well as the NO Boys Allowed College Tour. At this rate this Celeb wont be Silent for long. She realizes her goals and dreams will only come true with hard work and determination and for this artist the truth is definitely in the pudding.
The Silent Celeb has worked with an assortment of noteworthy artists and producers in the underground industry. Her consistency and dedication has gained her the respect and acknowledgement of all artists she encounters. In 2011 Celeb was chosen as a finalist for the Essence Magazine Star Search. “Your Sound is like a punch to the stomach- so strong so raw so refreshing…a true New York soulful sound” – Kelly Price.
The Silent Celeb lives by the mantra – “life is filled with ups and downs, some people are just afraid of heights!”- And at this point in her career The Silent Celeb is soaring higher than ever.
So…if you are open minded and like good music… and ready to not just hear, but FEEL the music…Celeb is for you. And if you are ready for an artist you can relate to, even if you feel she’s un-relatable…Blanco is for you. Stay tuned for major moves from this on-the-rise Celeb.
Don’t believe the hype, there is no hype. Throughout the New York talent pool there are very few with the talent this young man brings to the table. Mr. Zeke is an artist willing to display his truth and give you his growth as it happens. Mr. Zeke showcases his talent by bringing an old school New York attitude with a new school twist. An undeniable talent Mr. Zeke displays the proper combination of lyricism, edginess and personality that has been missing within rap music. Lets face it, nowadays in reality most hip-hop artists use a gimmick to propel their buzz and gain notoriety in the industry. Mr. Zeke wants to familiarize his fan base with his true self and not fabricate his image. This artist, before anything is a true fan of hip-hop. Mr. Zeke was born as Ezequiel Diaz-Sierra on June 5th 1991 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. At the age of 4 him and his family decided to come to this country for more opportunities, a better lifestyle and to seek out the “American Dream.” Ezequiel was brought up in a very Latino and religious household where secular music wasn’t aloud. At the age of 12 his older siblings introduced him to different genres of music such as rock, r&b, jazz and primarily hip-hop. Mr. Zeke recalls the first hip-hop song that he ever listened to was “The Takeover” by Jay-Z. Jay-Z being one of Ezequiel’s biggest influences due to his clever lyricism, and relative visual depiction of the impoverished youth gave him an outlet as an avenue to express his deepest thoughts. Along with this list are hip-hop legends such as KRS ONE, Tribe Called Quest, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, De La Soul, Eminem, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes, 2Pac, The Clipse, Fabolous, and The Notorious B.I.G. At the age of 16 Ezequiel Diaz began writing lyrics. At the age of 17 a close family friend dubbed him the name Mr. Zeke. The MR stands for most rejected and most respected. In the coming months before high school graduation, Mr. Zeke was sculpting a musical body of work to present to his classmates. Due to life’s happenings this first attempt was a fail and the project was never finished and released. For the last 4 years Mr. Zeke has been searching for his calling and in the late months of 2013 he completed his first solo project, which is titled “Failed Attempts, Late Assignments.” Mr. Zeke’s perspective on himself is that he is the perfect stereotype of a person raised in the lower working class. From being born in a third world country to being in English as a second language classes he has figured out that even if the chips are against you persistence will prevail. Make sure you look out for Mr. Zeke within the near future as he continues to mature as an artist with his own lane and avenue in the hip-hop game.
PHONE NUMBER: (914) 564-6512
ALBUM: “Failed Attempts, Late Assignments” DOWNLOAD LINK:
d.i.b (born on March 9, 1981) is an American born rapper of Haitian decent. His Birth name is Rollins Dumornay but, for as long as he can remember he has been known as d.i.b(Determined Ill Being). He was raised in East Flatbush Brooklyn, just steps away from some of Brooklyn’s notorious crime filled blocks and main avenues. Flatbush ave. was known as one of the epicenters of the 80′s crack epidemic that crippled the communities in Brooklyn.The youngest of four children, d.i.b’s parents struggled to shield him from the Streets. d.i.b was exposed to hip-hop and street culture through his older siblings. They would often bring home mix tapes and vinyl records of Rap songs and instrumentals. d.i.b would study his older brothers while going over there breakdance moves and routines. Eventually, d.i.b used those same Records and tapes to create his own rhymes. Due to d.i.b’s shy nature, he kept his rhyming skills a secret until one day, after purchasing his very first rap album,( Nas-It was written) he decided that he wanted to become a rapper.
d.i.b was always known for being the “quiet kid” in school. However, he began to gain popularity and notoriety from the local kids in some of NYC’s toughest neighborhood in the early1990′s by freestyling. He would also freestyle with older guys from local gangs and they would hold rap contests at school in the lunchrooms known as Cyphers. These cyphers would continue well after school onto the street corners and parks. d.i.b would perform one of his many routines allowing him to gain more fans and eventually raised a few eyebrows of some of Hip Hop’s most influential insiders. d.i.b then went on to form a group called N.O.K (Next of Kin). In 1997 they released several songs and mix tapes but unfortunately did not gain any real traction on the music scene. In 2008, N.O.K was dismantled due to creative differences.
d.i.b’s love for hip hop music and culture would lead to him search out a fellow Brooklynite named Daniel Cherubin aka Zag. Zag was a childhood friend and producer well known for his ability to play multiple instruments. The two formed a company in 2010 called Digital Currency Media. It was then that they began working on d.i.b’s long awaited album Necessity The Album is set for release on March 9,2014 and will be distributed digitally online on all notable music stores,blogs,and websites. This duo is set to carve out their own niche in the rejuvenated Hip Hop industry. d.i.b’s seamless lyrics and smooth tones, accompanied by music compositions of some of Brooklyn’s respected producers makes for a perfect blend of the Hip Hop we love and enjoy.
“Necessity” Available on 3-9-14
PLAY: C-KNUCKLES – “I’M GONE SHINE”
C-Knuckles possesses the talent and musical passion to turn heads in the entertainment/music industry with his charisma, astounding studio resume, and his street credibility obtained at a young age. His passion for music led him to begin rapping at the age of thirteen, participating in schoolyard battles and ciphers.
C-Knuckles was born and raised as Chad Williams in Amityville, New York. Amityville is also known for the infamous Amityville Horror killings in the 1970’s. His genre of music is rap. C-Knuckles hip hop influences include: Kool G Rap, Rakim, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Kanye West and Jay-Z. His style is described as hardcore, gangster, aggressive but conscious, and at times alternative.
You can find C-Knuckles performing at any event, including shows from Long Island to the five boroughs. He has appeared on air at Duke University in North Carolina on Duke Radio. C-Knuckles has networked and performed with many great artists such as DJ Killa Touch, Fred Da Godson, Uncle Murda, and Cyhi Da Prynce. If you know C-Knuckles, you know that his slogan is “HORRORLIFE”. His upcoming mixtape, “Thanx4GivinBack” is a follow up from his previous project “Thanx4Givin” hosted by Bizkit, well known blogger and creator of ItsBizkit.com. You can find C-Knuckles on www.C-Knuckles.com, LiveMixtapes.com, DatPiff.com, and Reverbnation.com. He is currently working with Producer Triple A, producer of Jim Jones, 60 Racks, Lil’ Wayne, and Big Sean just to name a few.
C-Knuckles’ ultimate goal in music is to be one of the best to ever do it, to touch a lot of people, to take this culture to another level, to become successful, and to build a great legacy. He states, “I feel hip hop as a whole right now is good. I feel its returning back to the way it was competitively.”