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.”
PLAY: MAYA MILAN – “SHOW UP”
Maya Russell, musically known as Maya Milan, is an American singer/songwriter. Born and raised in Maryland, she discovered her love for music while participating in her elementary school choir as a second grader. It was evident from that moment on; Maya had discovered her true passion. Maya believes singing is the window into ones soul; it is the form of expression that gives voice to one’s inner most thoughts and feelings. Maya speaks of her ability to let go, live in the moment and embody the harmonious melodic sounds that music brings. As a writer, she captures the delicacies and complexities of her life and turns them into stories to share with her fans. As a lyricist, these stories then become the foreground for creative musical compilations. Maya Milan is currently a college student, singer, and songwriter. She has performed in front of large crowds, and opened for artists such as: K. Michelle, J. Cole, and the Migos among others.
Since discovering her love, Maya has participated in several choirs, performing arts groups, contests, and showcases. While attending Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Maya became a star in her own right. Her tenacity and ambition helped secure opportunities in her community and the surrounding areas in order to build her fan base. She participated in the DMV next star competition hosted by Angela and Vanessa Simmons, the Extreme Teen talent search, where she performed live during WPGC 95.5’s showcase two years in a row, winning first and second place. She performed at DMV GLEE hosted by Angie Ange of 93.9. Among her many accolades is the first place win in the Prince Georges County music festival, Apollo night at Charles Herbert Flowers High school, and “Who wants to be a star” Showcase at Lake Arbor day and the Omega Psi Phi annual talent showcase.
Maya is currently an Independent artist Managed by Queen of Queen Management Music and Entertainment, and is currently working on the release of her first major project Milan Mode set to be released in 2014. She is also gearing up for a two-single release “DollHouse” and “Show Up” on January 27, 2014. Maya and her production team, Signature Production Team, are working diligently on this project and are anxious to be formally introduced to the world. Stay tuned! For more information contact QueenMgmt@gmail.com. Subscribe to Maya’s YouTube channel @ TheMayaMilan and follow her on twitter @ MayaMilanMusic. Also, check out a preview of her music on Sound Cloud and Band Camp (Maya Milan Music).
PLAY: LAZSLO & DANIEL THOMAS – “BRIGHT FUTURE” (PRODUCED BY TREADWAY)
Ariston Music, also known as “The AM” is group of talented individuals based out of different parts of New York and the inner cities of New Jersey. This group of artists was brought together by not only fate, but also the common drive to make what once was a dream, become a reality. The AM is made up of President of Operations Bernard Williams, Personal Manager Lia Almonte, Also Known as L.A., Super Producer Treadway, Artists Daniel Thomas, Laszlo, Luminous, and Cruz. With the ingredients of Producer Treadway’s impeccable instrumentation, creativity of the artist, and artistic guidance from management, the team has musically created a unique sound that immediately consumes the listener. In the past few years Ariston lyricist, Lazslo, has gained fans from all over the Tristate and Northeast U.S. His eccentric personally and charismatic stage presence keeps you rocking through all of his performances. His advanced lyricism demonstrates his artistic maturity and shines light on topics everyone can relate to. After many sleepless nights, notebooks of words, finding himself musically, and developing his forte, he stepped into the spotlight and released his freshman project “Avenue”. He is the breath of fresh air Hip Hop has been waiting for. With his undying dedication and undeniable talent, he is sure to take this industry by storm. Place Lazslo & Daniel Thomas on stage together and they will have any venue evolve in to a energetic music powerhouse. Hip Hop MC , Daniel Thomas released his sophomore project “KING, NO CROWN”, which was presented by Karmaloop.com, in the summer or 2012. Thomas is a musical wrecking ball, showcasing unparalleled
PLAY: CYDARA – “STARSHIP”
Evoking emotion to serve as a resource for the human mood is what Cydara aims to do through her music. Her hope is that her listeners can always be moved by the lyrics, tone, and melody of songs she writes and performs. Cydara wants to inspire people to dance like nobody’s watching, to cry because they need to, and smile when they remember how good it is or how good it was. With a soulful R&B sound occasionally infused with a little electronic funk, Cydara is often compared to a crossover of between Amerie and Dawn Richardson.
Cydara’s most recent released recordings include:
“Something I’klecktik” EP mixtape which includes her current single “Ride”.
“Play in My Hair” as featured on Singersroom.com in October 2013:
“To touch or not touch a lady’s hair is a barbershop debate that is happening right now and probably forever. Cydara gives the stamp of approval for those eager to massage a significant other’s scalp on “Play In My Hair”. Just make sure your technique is up to par.
Cydara maintained creative control of the song; she co-wrote/co-produced the new single with songwriter Brittany Barber and producer Jamal Moore. This record is featured on “The Product,” which dropped earlier this year, 2013.”
“Winning” as featured on Singersroom.com in October 6, 2011:
“Indie singer-songwriter Cydara releases the airy track “Winning,” co-written/produced by Cornelio Austin, who wrote Chris Brown’s hit “Private Dancer”
“Money” as featured on Weedstock Generation Blog :
Gorgeous with a voice made to seduce, Cydara Elise is causing a storm. She makes me remember why we are called Motown and the Rebirth of Motown is so important. Her single, “Money” will force you to get up and *start singing* “just dance”. Below you will find the video for “Money” I must warn you it will cause you to dance so proceed with caution. (Special appearances by two very handsome and talented men from Detroit – Ron Dance and Dwele)
Other releases include “Starship”, “Used 2 be” ft. Ro Spit, and the self entitled EP - Cydara Elise.
Cydara also takes great pride in growing a following as a “naturalista”. Her most recent affirmation was the 51, 653 likes from 1, 876 shares of one of her photos that was recently featured on “Transitions to Natural’s” Facebook page.
In November of 2010, Cydara and her management team made the decision to engage her in a 12 month artist development program. In April 2011, Cydara enrolled in a fulltime Vocal Performance program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood. With enhanced vocals and a more defined sound, Cydara matriculated from this program in April 2012 prepared to give her current and future fans as many performances as humanly possible. And with that, let the show begin!!
PLAY: BLU LYON – “IN LOVE WITCHA PU$$Y”
Blu Lyon was born Austin Lyons Jr. of Trinidadian parentage and comes from a lineage of Well-known musicians like his father, Calypsonian Super Blue, and his sister, Soca artiste Fayann Lyons. He was born in Brooklyn, New York where he was exposed to musical influences of both the American and West Indian cultures at a young age. The latter years of his childhood was spent in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad with his grandmother due to the hardships his mother faced in New York raising a boy as a single working mother. While living in Trinidad Blu experienced a constant influx of music. This gave him not only a love for it as a listener, but also gave him a hunger to be a creator. The time he spent around his father’s musical environment also gave him insight on what it would be like. “I was interested in anything as long as it had to do with music; I love how a song can have an impact of someone’s life.”
Upon returning to New York for his high school education, Blu took a serious interest in music as a future career path. He began to develop his writing skills by fusing rap with dancehall lingo and educated himself about music production. Blu also got involved in battle rapping and producer battles to sharpen his creative skills. He then decided to gain a professional understanding of music and its industry by attending Queens Borough Community where he earned a degree in Music Electronic Technology and Business.
In college Blu started a rap group and produced a number of records which were enough to catch the attention of Sony and Murder Inc. records, but some unfortunate events prevented deals to be made with them. He then moved on and recorded his first reggae song, ‘POOR NO MORE’. A Youtube video of the song spread virally and made it a favorite among many international music lovers and creators. That encouraging reception led him to further push himself within the dancehall arena by releasing a mixtape, ‘BIG BUSINESS’. He soon became an opening performer for hip hop and reggae acts like Collie Buddz and Funk Master Flex. He has graced the stage at the annually held Linkage Awards in New York and produced music for top dancehall and reggae artistes Vybz Kartel, Mr. Easy, Mega Banton and many others. Print and online publications such as Skope, Vents and L3 magazines have featured Blu as an artiste on the rise.
Blu is currently working with Beatmania Productions to finish work on his album, ‘SUPER BLUE’S BASTARD SON’. The music video for his new single ‘NEVA FIGET DEM’ has been premiered on Jamaica’s Hype TV and is available on iTunes along with other music he has released. His past interviews, music videos and performances can be viewed on his website www.blulyon.com. His mixtape is also available on the site for free.
PLAY: ASTON RUSH – “RYDE”
Aston Rush, is a native rapper/artist from the Bronx, New York. Poised to becoming more than just New York City’s Hip-Hop “Rookie of the Year”,AR’s catchy hooks and slick wordplay combined with the bravado of an artist he has more than just two years dedicated to his craft. Blurring the lines between a North and South influences, Aston has been honing his craft, feverishly, along side of best friend and acclaimed producer Dante “Dvffy” Carter. Aston will be great, or will die trying. His dedication to making good music incredible he’s just waiting on the world to see.
PLAY: YA HIGHNE$$ – “WE IN THE BUILDING” FEAT. DJ DOZEN
Ya Highne$$ is the latest edition to the ranks of talented hip-hop artists from Brooklyn, NY area.
Born Edward Jerome Wiley, on September 20, 1987, Ya Highne$$ grew up in the drug infested Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. As a toddler, just the experience of wearing his uncle’s headphones captivated him and thus began his love for hip-hop. He would hear stories and see pictures of his influences during the 90’s when hip-hop was arguably at its best. From Big Daddy Kane and Tribe Called Quest to The Notorious B.I.G and Jay-Z, all of these artists had a massive impact on Ya Highne$$. Like many rappers, Ya Highne$$ began writing poetry as a way to escape his surroundings and stay on the right track.
In 2011, Ya Highne$$ recorded his first single “Be Alone”. The following year, Ya Highne$$ released his mix tape entitled Y.H.I.C. (Ya Highne$$ In Charge) which featured singles “Motion Picture Sh**” and “We In The Building” featuring DJ Dozen.
No stranger to the limelight, Ya Highne$$ was the winner in the Coast 2 Coast NYC Industry Mixer Showcase at Webster Hall in January 2013 as well as the winner of the Desert Storm Showcase in February 2013. Ya Highne$$ was then hand-picked to be the opening act for Juelz Santana’s birthday celebration which was deejayed by Brooklyn’s own The Finisher Mister Cee at Club Bliss in February 2013. Adding to his list of honors, Ya Highne$$ claimed first place in the Faces in The Crowd premier showcase held at SOB’s in July 2013.
Ya Highne$$ is currently in the studio producing new music for his encore mix tape (tentative release early fall).
PLAY: ISA – “SAFEHOUSE”
Isa is a ground breaking artist on the rise. Born in NYC and raised in the Bronx, as well as having lived her adolescence in the Dominican Republic; her environment has played a crucial role in her molding as an artist. Operatically trained since age 14, Isa is no stranger to hard work and dedication to her craft. She admires and identifies with the stories, talent and work ethic of legendary artists like: Maria Callas, Rita Hayworth, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Prince, Selena Quintanilla, Aaliyah and Lola Flores. As well as contemporary artists, such as: Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna.
Isa is a student at Pace University and continues to vocally train, as well as further developing her acting and dancing skills. She showcases all of her voice and talent as both a singer and a songwriter actively through her music. Isa maneuvers from one sound to another through a combination of her classical training, pop/soul training and creativity.
She is a mix of the classic past and the eclectic future. Seeking the knowledge of those that have come before her and the opportunities yet to come, she continues to remain humble and further develop. Dreaming from a distance is not an option for her.
Her debut EP, Montage, was released April 16th 2013. She is currently working on her next project as well as collaborating with other new talents and performing throughout the Tri-State area.
PLAY: DREAMY – “CRAZY”
The day Dreamy was born her grandmother took one look at those beautiful eyes and stated “She is Dreamy”. The beauty of her eyes told a story that touched her grandmother’s heart and soul. Dreamy’s journey is liken to that of A Star is Born. Dreamy’s personality (don’t you just like saying her name?) is vivacious, sensational, and loving. This Soul was born and bred in Newark New Jersey (Brick City). It could be said that Dreamy is one of the natural resources hailing from this great city and state. Newark is currently being positioned for a rebirth of a new Mecca of music. Dreamy is also a part of the continued heritage of famous artists that came from New Jersey. She has flava, opulence, and she approaches her artistry very seriously. Dreamy’s vocal styling includes, pop/urban, hip-hop, gospel music, and rock n roll.
Dreamy and her 3 sisters formed a group called Famil. Each sister brought their own distinct style of countless charisma, creating what can only be describe as heaven sent. Dreamy is the leader of the bunch – and you know what that means for any family – she is the fearless one, the power house, the in your face raw soul. The group at the time was managed by Vincent Herbert (lady gaga and mindless behavior) and was signed to Universal/Motown Records and toured with Mary J Blige, Joe, Cash Money and Nelly.
Dreamy has since ventured out on her own and has open for artist such as Chrisette Michelle, Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Waka Floka, Maino,Vado, J. Holiday, Olivia, and K-Michelle. As a solo artist, Dreamy gives a performance that is gusty and straight from the streets. Her lyrics speak the language of love regarding its gains, losses, fury and then loves ultimate respect. She is a powerhouse of kinetic vocal ability with a fresh new pop/urban, hip hop style.
A few of Dreamys’ Recent Performances & Credits: Al Sharpton’s National Action Network event at the Sheraton hotel at Newark International Airport. The Seventeenth Anniversary Fashion Show for Today’s Black Woman Magazine hosted by John Blassingame. Dreamy performed at the East Orange N.J Day Celebration in Elmwood Park .The Underground Music Awards Winner 2011 for Best R&B/POP Artist Female. Dreamy performed at the Underground Music Awards at B.B. Kings in Times Square NYC. Written n my lipstixx was given a 4.5 out of a 5.0 rating from BKS1 radio.Com – 2.5 million listeners can’t be wrong.Dreamy won the faces in the crowd showcase for r&b. Dreamy’s Album titled “Written n my lipstixx” is slated for release soon. Dreamy is ready to capture the Music Industry and take her career to new heights.
PLAY: MATTY TOSCA – “KONKRETE JUNGLE”
The Matty Tosca sound stands far out from his Brooklyn, NY counterparts by debuting his poetic talents through the Hip-Rock genre. After years on the underground circuit, a chance meeting resulted in Matty Tosca partnering with super ghost producer Shaka Adres to create what industry insiders are calling the most mind blowing musical tag team since Eminem and Dr. Dre!
Matty recently releashed his highly awaited mixtape, “Underworld” featuring, Jim Jone, Mel Matrix, Geda K, Spooky G, LB Layed Back and more. He also won the May 2013, SOBs, Faces in the Crowd Showcase an outstanding accomplishment.
Matty brings absolute East Coast flavor with slick and intelligent wordplay captured in the most vocally explosive deliveries. The Matty Tosca Brand grabs you into it’s musical dimension not yet experienced by many, but promises to impress the listener, the competition, and the Hip-Rock artistic curve!! All YOU have to do is press PLAY!!!
All media inquiries: MattyTosca@MoccaBrandMedia.com
“Underworld” Mixtape available on Datpiff.com
Red Hook, Brooklyn is where it all began and in October 2009 Fillthy Rich Crew was formed! We consist of 3 members: Neeks, Beezo and Kenneth Tello; two brothers and a close friend who grew up together and are now pursuing their music career. At first it began as a hobby but after playing with it for so long we realized this is something we loved to do, listening to music and free styling off of the radio and mixtapes for fun.
Since Fillthy Rich Crew was created we are happy to say we have accomplished many things. To date we have released three mixtapes (our last one was hosted by DJ Suss One from 105.1) and numerous videos that you can find onyoutube.com/FillthyRichTV. Our biggest single “Crazy” was advertised on Hot 97. Fillthy Rich Crew has also performed at many well-known lounges and clubs throughout the city and we have received positive audience reactions. Some of the lounges and clubs include Club Element, Webster Hall, Club Epic and Club 718 etc…. In addition to doing shows Fillthy Rich Crew has participated in several Hip Hop showcases, received positive feedback and have even won a few. Most recently, we have opened up for Juelz Santana, Cassidy and Styles P. We are working on an EP entitled” Business Never Personal” and will be releasing a single this Summer . It will be our biggest project to date.
We are a few guys from Red Hook, Brooklyn with a passion for music and a dream to pursue it professionally. We are working hard to set the bar high and achieve our goals. The success that FIllthy Rich Crew has accomplished so far is a blessing, but it is nothing compared to what else we have in store. We will achieve our goals by continuing to work hard, stay true to ourselves and giving Hip Hop a new sound!
Keep a look out for our Promo Van and Get ready world, Fillthy Rich Crew is Here……….