Miami-based DJ/producer DJ Khaled -- a Palestinian-American born Khaled Khaled -- is a member of Fat Joe's Terror Squad and released Listennn: The Album on Koch in June 2006. He utilized his connections to snare the likes of Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, Trick Daddy, and Clipse for guest appearances. Many were back for his 2007 effort We the Best and in 2008 for We Global. The thematic Victory followed in 2010, while 2011’s We the Best Forever would find him switching to Birdman’s Cash Money label. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Nas, dancehall singer Mavado, and many others would land on his 2012 effort, Kiss the Ring.
When someone thinks Palm Beach, visions of sunshine,palm trees and good weather comes to mind. However,along with that, comes the harsh reality of crime,drugs and poverty. All of this reflected in the music of Hip-Hop Artist, Choppa Zoe. Growing up in the streets of Palm Beach. Choppa Zoe learned at an early age to adapt to a rapidly changing scenery. Thinking quick on his feet is something he always had to do.Choppa Zoe represents southern hip-hop in it purest form. His delivery, cadence and lyrics quickly caught the attention of local neighborhood dj's. and upcoming artists. Furthermore, Choppa Zoe has also earned the respect and loyalty of the haitian community by keeping haitian pride alive in his lyrics.
In 2005, his father unfortunately passed away. However in that passing, it lead to the discovery of brother he never knew he had in New York. Call it coincidence or fate, his brother Big Vegaz , actually was a producer with a professional recording studio in NY. After a few phone calls and visits, his older brother also discovered his talents and suggested he move to New York to take it to another level. Although the offer seem great, leaving palm beach meant leaving family,friends and unfinished business. After watching his peers falling victim to senseless murder and jail sentences, Choppa Zoe decided it was time for a change in environment. In 2007, He and his twin brother took the 18 hour drive in their pick-up truck to New York City. Where their older brother met them with open arms.
Wasting no time Choppa Zoe quickly adapted to the fast-paced environment of New York City. Got established with a place to live and made ends meets from hard labor. In 2009, Choppa Zoe dropped his first mixtape Swagga Thru da Roof. The mixtape was received well in both New York and Palm Beach. He followed up with a second mixtape Next on Deck in 2010. Both mixtapes solidified Choppa Zoe’s status as an artist than deliver street-club anthems and radio friendly material. Choppa Zoe is currently in the studio working on his debut album and his third mixtape Next on Deck 2.0. which is scheduled to to drop this early this summer
Have you ever heard music that is undeniably different in a good way? Music that is classy and street, soft and hard, or quiet and loud. Let ReDD ReMy’D introduce you to this sound. With several accomplishments to her name, Queens bred- ReDD ReMy’D is moving full throttle towards a very successful Hip Hop music career. In February of 2011 ReDD ReMy’D independently released a 20-track CD entitled ReDD ReMy’D? The Unkept Secret. The whole project was executively produced by ReDD ReMy’D, featuring music production by Mark Wilson who produced, Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” and hosted by the NAACP’s official DJ-Zeke. ReDD has also received much praise as an artist from several music industry executives including Bad Boys’ A&R Senator Skid, G-Unit’s Casting Director Kevin Weekes, and others.
With performances at various venues including college campuses such as John Jay and Brooklyn College (her Alma Mata) to name a few, High Schools such as August Martin and York Early College Academy, Charity Events and out of state venues, ReDD is just getting started. She can capture an audience with her incredible stage presence and voice combined with a delivery that will fill the void and grab attention of music lovers everywhere that thirst for true hip-hop. In the summer of 2011 ReDD was nominated for the 9th Annual Underground Music Awards “Best Female Rapper of the Year”. Her nomination granted her the opportunity to share her music with a wide audience.
Fall of 2011 the first official video; “Bubble Gum” was independently released in conjunction with KOZ Productions and CBW. The single “Bubble Gum”, along with other singles off of ReDD ReMy’D? The Unkept Secret appeared on several mix-tapes that can be found on Datptiff.com. Since then, ReDD ReMy’D has begun hosting online countdowns for the Video City TV show, the #1Platform for unsigned, independent, as well as signed talent. As of 2012, ReDD ReMy’D has become one of the official faces of the show. Displaying talent and a likable personality, she continues to host, create music, and inspire people of all ages. Keep your ears and eyes open to new music and videos, you can now find her singles “Bubble Gum/ReDD Remy’D??” and “Move Ya Body” on iTunes.
Live in the cipher team brings you the much anticipated release of 2 Chainz Based On A T.R.U Story. Join our interactive rate and review process where your opinion counts. From 2 Chainz initial beginnings in the group Playaz Circle with their hit single Duffle Bag Boy featuring Lil Wayne to being featured on Nicki Minaj hit single Beez In Da Trap, 2 Chainz has built a strong street buzz and following. Lets see if he can continue to deliver the kind of music his fans expect.
Artist Review: 2 Chainz
2 Chainz, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia. He was first known for being one-half of southern hip hop duo, Playaz Circle. They're recognized for being signed to Ludacris' record label Disturbing tha Peace and their debut single "Duffle Bag Boy". He is currently signed to Def Jam Records, an imprint of Universal Music Group
What do you get when you take an enormously witty, attention commanding Emcee and pair him up with a profound, truth-biting, heart-wrenching lyricist? I'll tell you what you get...The best of both worlds AKA Upper Echelon. Coming off a 20+ date NACA affiliated College Tour, UE's ability to entertain the listener without sacrificing substance in their music is parallel to none.
They have found that fine line balance between having Commercial Viability and Artistic Integrity. Their love for other genres of music enables them to pull in fans that do not traditionally listen to Hip Hop music while maintaining the hearts of core Hip Hop fans. Currently, UE is working on a Creative Mixtape called "We Own the Sky." Their remake of Florence and the Machine's "You've Got the Love" is already receiving international attention and will be featured on "We own the Sky".
Live In The Cipher show artist review Reks. Join the cipher team as we review Reks Rebelutionary release. Known for his lyrical ability and his underground roots, Reks has release multiple mixtapes and studio albums. Tune in and see if Reks can continue to bring the heat.
Corey Isiah Christie (born August 24, 1977), better known as Reks, is an American rapper. Reks emerged from Lawrence, Massachusetts' underground rap scene. His debut album Along Came The Chosen was released in 2001 released under Brick Records. Reks has released four additional albums and has appeared on numerous other albums and mixtapes. He is closely associated with Statik Selektah who has produced on every album he has released.
Hailing from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey Tahwaa Boyd aka Flamz life journey has developed his unique style. As a kid Flamz grew up in Elmwood garden projectz (New Projectz). Most of his time was spent getting into to trouble and being in and out of juvenile correctional facilities. Through his father he was exposed to music at a very young age. He learned to appreciate everything from the early hip hop greats to the artist of his era. Flamz was first enticed to the scene by such great artist as Big L Jay-z and Notorious BIG.
An interest in writing poetry soon evolved into flowing. Even though he had this gift he was still not focused and as a result he landed in prison as an adult doing a 4 year sentence. Upon his release in 2010 he found out that he had a 5 year old daughter that he knew nothing about. Once the paternity test came back that she was his that’s when he told himself that he was done with the streets for good and he would follow his dream through hip hop. On July 30th 2012 Flamz released his long awaiting mixtape titled The Calm And Storm which he feels is the beginning of something epic with many and bigger projects to follow.
The Calm And The Storm can be found on www.datpiff.com it’s the hottest mixtape on the street so make sure u go download it. Some of his other work can be found on www.soundcloud.com/flamzdbe
He knows that now is the time and he won`t stop sharing his gift with the world. He`s putting in all the long nights and days until he puts his town state and team (Drop Boyz ENT.) on the map where they need to be
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