Eve, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress. Her first three albums have sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She has also achieved success in fashion with her clothing line, Fetish. She is the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era" list.
As an actress, Eve is best known for her roles as Terri Jones in the films Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and as Shelley Williams on the UPN television sitcom Eve.
Perks is a suburban native rapper, originally from the Bronx he knew from the young age of 10 that music was in his future. At the age of 16, his family decided to move to Rockland County, a small suburban area right outside of NYC. Perks always wrote music, but with encouragement from his brothers, he started recording his music in high school. Music and fashion has always been a passion of his. He stopped recording music for about a year and co-founded urban-upscale brand BLK.ID with his twin brother DJ TP and their two best friends Chris & Kwaz.
He worked on all the visuals for the brand and soon after he decided to start recording his music, which in his own words, has no 'ID'. Having friends of all ethnicities, Perks wants his music to reach all audiences and be just as diverse. Perks ultimate goal is to be a well-known independent artist. He wants to be recognized not just for his image but for his music. Instead of selling swag and dope beats, Perks wants to be respected for his craft. He wants to be his own self while wearing his own brand (BLK.ID).
The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say.
“My music has been associated with those types of causes, with positivity, spirituality, intelligence and being thought-provoking and such,” he says. “I think sometimes people get caught up in that part of me as an artist and don’t necessarily understand the musicality or fully appreciate the music and the entertainment value behind what I do. I tried to stretch my wings a little bit and bring something that was less beholden to the world of hip-hop and more existing in the world in general.”
The result of this artistic growth and exploration arrives with Kweli’s dynamic Prisoner Of Conscious AKA P.O.C., an artistic tour de force that signals the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career. The BK MC spent more time working on Prisoner Of Conscious than any of his other albums, a three-year journey that found him exploring new vibes, joining in some unlikely collaborations and taking him to foreign lands.
FORMER D-BOY TURNED MOGUL WITH PLANS OF GREATER AND PROSPEROUS NOTORIETY ON A GRAND SCALE. MUSIC WAS IMPLEMENTED SINCE A YOUTH,BUT AS MATURING BEGAN "ELO" CO-FOUNDER OF 'REGIME INC.' RELAYED HIS TALENT AND STORIES THRU A PEN. HAILING FROM THE "WESTSIDE" OF PLAINFIELD,NJ AND REPRESENTING CLINTON AVE. U HAVE AN ALTER EGO DISPLAYED AS ONE OF JERSEY'S FINEST UP AND COMING ENTREPENAURS.
IN ADDITION TO HIS GRIND HE WAS SIDED WITH CHILDHOOD FRIEND O-Z(ACC) ALONG HIS ROUTE. WITH NEWEST RELEASE OF THE DEBUT SINGLE "TALK2ME" PRODUCED BY A-KING OF 'NEW EAST COAST'(N.E.C) OF CENTRAL JERSEY. HAS AN ENERGETIC FEEL WITH MESH OF MUSICAL LYRICISM AND CATCHINESS ALONGSIDE THE HOOK. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT AMERICA "TALK 2 ME" MAN!!!
GET READY LIVE TONIGHT ON BKS1RADIO.COM 9 to 11:30pm Est. It's The LIVE IN THE CIPHER SHOW Join Us As We Rate & Review Along With You The Listener LL COOL J’s New Release "AUTHENTIC". Your Opinion Counts. See If This Legend In The Hip Hop Game Still Has What It Takes. Also Hip Hop news, rumors, and more! Special Guests Hastyle and Khadijah will be live in studio. Chat or Call in 646-233-1302 If You Got The Skills To Spit a Hot 16 - What's Your Opinion On The State of the Hip Hop Culture. Join The Cipher Tonight at 9pm Est.
Special Guest: Hastyle
What do you get when you mix the mean streets of Newark NJ, and a son (educated in the public school system) raised in a single parent home? Now imagine his only venting tools being a stage, and a microphone?
You get Hastyle....One of the illest MCs coming straight out of Brick City (Newark NJ). Don't believe it? Check him out in New Jersey's band (Uncle Al's) music videos "The Building" and "The Medley" on Youtube.com. If that's not enough to make you a believer, his resume alone speaks volumes.
From opening up for legends/greats such as Notorious BIG, Nas, Naughty By Nature, and Lauryn Hill to opening up for the likes of Jae Millz, Black Moon, and Method Man...Hastyle has definitely left his footprints in the concrete. His live hip hop/classic rock band "Uncle Al" walked away with TIA's (The Industry Alternative's) Breath of Fresh Air award, all while having songs in rotation on 97.5 FM Elite Radio, 1055heat.com, Streetz 106 FM, and StreetzRadio.com. He's graced stages at the infamous Club 88, The Black Music Expo, The Pipline, Industry Tuesdays (Philly), The Trash Bar, Whiskey Bar, Maxwell's, The Bitter End, Bar East, and The Kool Jazz Festival (in Newark) just to name a few. Along with working on projects such as Uncle Al's mix cd "The Uncle Al Experience", and his solo effort "Da Newark Riots", Hastyle has also dropped mix cd called Dirty Jerz (a meeting of the rhymez)...a compilation of some of the hottest signed & unsigned talent out of Jersey.
This classic mix cd has reached 1,100+ downloads within the first month of it's release date. Be sure to check out the title track "Dirty Jerz" feat. Doitall (of Lords Of The Underground), Sundance, and DJ Ran (the fastest hands in New Jersey). As if THAT isn't enough, now he's venturing off into acting. Check him out in his first of many roles as K (Killa) Caine, a blood thirsty gang leader who terrorizes his own neighborhood just for kicks in 973 Films movie "Under The Streetlight". If he doesn't get in the door one way, he'll definitely get in through another.
Hastyle figures with the life he's lived, and hardships he’s faced there is plenty for him to say to the world, if the world will only listen. He’s not looking for a break. He’s looking for an opportunity. An opportunity to tell his story. Just check out joints like Victim, The Building, Special, and The P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S to get a glimpse of the graphic picture he paints so well. And that’s not even ½ of his story. This is just the beginning. Hastyle says, “I’m going to tell my story with, or without a record deal”. And with that being said…………………Da Newark Riots (coming soon)..........
Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success.
Ghostface Killah debuted his solo-career with Ironman in 1996, which was well received by music critics. He has continued his success over the following years with critically acclaimed albums such as Supreme Clientele (2000) and FishScale (2006). His stage name was taken from one of the characters in the 1979 kung fu film Mystery of Chessboxing. He is the founder of his own label Starks Enterprises.
Ghostface Killah is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced flow, and his emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequiturs. In 2006, MTV included him on their honorable mention list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, while the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), calling him "one of the most imaginative storytellers of our time." Q magazine called him "rap's finest storyteller.
From State Championships to college recruit, From a College student/athlete to College dropout, Robbie Maxx has revamped his past into an unexpected Musical/Lyrical/Personable artist through determination, patience, and that same 'Never Back Down' mentality that has traveled with him through his competitive past.. Finally Robbie Maxx and Airplay Entertainment proudly introduce to you an 'Industry Beast' ready to tackle what too many take for granted, LIFE!
A young athlete, Robbie has dabbled with music since freshman year in college where he began with simply putting up a myspace. After friends began to catch on and see some talent, he began running into producers and others working hard like him looking for a come up. In his third year in college, Robbie met Airplay Entertainment by chance at Montclair State University. He soon found his way to their studio in Bloomfield, NJ called 'The Booga Basement' where legendary artists such as The Fugees, City High, and Akon made their come up! After dropping the "The Universal Milkyway" mixtape and doing shows at SOB's, Don Hills and more, in a trio group with Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis and B. Madison, Robbie soon found himself revamping his solo career after the group parted ways.
A year and a half later Robbie Maxx dropped his debut solo mixtape "Industry Beast Volume 1: The Alter Ego" which got great reviews and had some classic visuals and anthems! He is now ready to embark in his second project which comes out 12.21.12 and is called "A Different World". Robbie considers this project "the start of his career" and "a maturity unheard of in less than a year". The world needs to prepare themselves for one of the most cool, unique, and lyrically talented up and coming artists New Jersey has seen in a while! Robbie Maxx is on a mission to prove that hip hop can come from anywhere, and it's those who keep it real that succeed! Enjoy and Embrace a new look and face of Music and Art! Robbie Maxx is here to FUG SH*T UP! #bxxbSwaggerific