Nice and iLL produces music spanning across all genres. A strong diversity of musical background and style bring Jason Yarde aka J-Yard, Joey Jack and Christopher Mills aka Cee Mizz together to form an unbreakable artistic bond. Within the first six months of production the group released two mix tapes and an all original demo showcasing a new type of talent unheard of before in today’s music industry.
The group has taken an entrepreneurial approach to their success. Nice and iLL has become not only a popular hip hop group but a movement taking over the ears of anyone who will listen. By use of self promotion through online social networking, and YouTube they have created a wave of new music and reached thousands of listeners.
As one of New Jersey’s most anticipated rising artists, Chad B turns hiphop/hiphouse beats into fire spitting singles that keep clubs banging like his new club bangers”HIT IT” and “SWAG”. As well as the “HIt IT “ remix featuring Lumidee which are both currently aired on Hot 97.1, Power 105.1, Philly’s Power 99FM, Boston’s Hot 97, and Albany’s Jamz 96.3fm .
Chad B has become the striving force behind the new sound of Hip House music which correlates fast paced techno beats with street catchy lyrics. Because of his Eccentric look, humble soul, and repeated lyrical stamina Chad B has destined himself to be the long awaited representation for New Jersey and the national face of Hip House music.
The talented 24 year old was born and raised in Newark to a single mother and is the oldest of six. Friends from his local North 9th street and 4th Avenue neighborhood encouraged the youngster to hone his musical talents to make it out the streets. From the days of scribbling rhymes in his note pad at the age of 8, the young rapper is making something out of nothing by cashing in on his ability to write, rhyme and perform with the best.
By evoking the styles of influences such as Pac, Naughty by Nature, Jadakiss & Jay-Z, this charismatic musician represents the heart and soul of every chocolate city. The young artist has already opened up for artists such as Lil Wayne, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Young Jeezy, D-Block, DJ Envy and many more. He’s more than ready to put New Jersey back on the map.
Chad B will also make his debut in the Movie World in the film 818 that will hit theaters near you with other cast members such as Arlen Escarpeta( Friday The 13th) Michael B. Jordan( The Wire, All My Children, HardBall) Jade Yorker( Gridiron Gang) And Many More! Continuing with his on-set plans he was also recently aired on episode 10 of CBS’s show “The Good Wife”
He has recently been on tour for the last 2-3 months performing at almost every tri-state club possible, situating his home base before moving on nationally. Chad B is extremely dedicated to what he is doing and has the passion and drive to make Great music for his Fans. He continues to build a larger fan base by strategically targeting the internet and the streets.
Young talent, .22 McGraw, 21, was born and raised within the inner city of Newark, NJ. Growing up he always had a passion for music being around his older brothers. He lists his musical influences as Bootsie Collins, 2Pac, NaS, Redman, Snoop Dogg, and Max B. McGraw began writing lyrics of his own at the tender age of 12, and when his peers heard him they encouraged him to chase his dream of becoming a “Musical Icon”.
After shaking off the jitters of stage fright, McGraw felt as if he needed to share his story with the world with catchy hooks and well thought out lyrics. Growing up near Baxter Terrace Housing projects majority of the rhymes you hear are either real or something he has witnessed. Currently signed to HardRoc Records along with fellow Newark artist Chad B, McGraw is looking to take the game by force. From his trademark “Up There!” to the substance of his music McGraw is definitely one of the high profile artists coming out of the Tri-state area.
22 McGraw was a major feature on the Nov. 24th mix tape with label mate Chad-B which showcased his skills as a top lyrical talent in the Tri-State. He currently has his 2nd mix tape releasing “UP-DERE” Northern Lights Edition dropping 4/20/11 accordingly for those fans who can relate to his favorite hobby. He also will have his first video for street single “ WE HAVE FUN” dropping soon as well which will bring some much needed flair and style back to Jersey.
HOT NEWS! Brooklyn, New York Native Candis White (@SheIsHipHop) is one of The Finalists for The Underground Music Award (UMAs) 2011 Best Female Rapper Of The Year
Voting Starts Daily July 11 through August 11!
BROOKLYN, NY. – July 15, 2011 – One of six finalists for the best female rapper category in this year's UMAs (Underground Music Awards), Candis (@SheIsHipHop) was nominated because of her lyrical poise that falls in line with some of the greatest of MCs, both male and female. With more than a decade of caressing line paper with an ink pen, Candis is solidifying her spot as one of the best to emerge out of the Big Apple. Compelled by the likes of Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Nas, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, and Tupac, it is her very own life experiences growing up in Brooklyn's Farragut & Fort Greene Projects that allows Candis to demolish any microphone she encounters speaking truth whenever she breathes air into the mic.
"A journey through the mind of a woman who can very well inspire a generation of young women and set a trend for others, @SheIsHipHop is gritty, sexy, classy, hard…overall diva-licious!" Da Stage Magazine.
Urban Threshold's 9th Annual Underground Music Awards is the BIGGEST NATIONAL AWARD SHOW for independent artists, producers & songwriters in the USA! Past Underground Music Award winners include Nicki Minaj, Cory Gunz, Freeway, Lil Mama, Remy Ma, Styles P, Lumidee, Fred The Godson & Many more.
What's Next? Urban Threshold posted its six finalists for Best Female Rapper of the Year on its site for daily voting through August 11, 2011. The public will be able to vote for Candis (@SheIsHipHop) once every 24 hours via online voting on http://www.yo-pr.com/uma/best_female_rapper.php or www.undergroundmusicawards.com. The nominee who receives the most online votes will win for the category he/she is competing in. The winner will be announced at The 9TH Annual Underground Music Awards Ceremony on AUGUST 21st, 2011.
16 year old Plainfield New Jersey native Jameel is an upcoming artist and unsigned talent you’ll want to pay close attention to. His Jersey roots and up north swag combined with his southern Georgia roots, where he now resides, makes for an interesting and club banging sound when you hear his songs like “Coke Bottle Frame”, “Work Harder” and “Club Rockin’”.
Hailing from Westchester NY, G Fella is one of the most talented rappers to ever grace the genre. G Fella uses his incredible verbal skills to tell his authentic story. He is the first Italian-American rapper to make a significant impact in the world of Hip Hop. With his genuine Italian swag that resonates poetry from his lips to our ears, and his organic story of a kid growing up in a “goodfella” lifestyle and embarking on a journey through Hip Hop to pave the way for a new cultural influence, he’s already started to take his audience by storm! Moments away from inking the most ingenious deal the industry’s ever seen and negotiations from top television broadcast stations volleying for the opportunity to chronicle G Fella’s history and rise to success, we are all fortunate enough to be witness to something magical.
"What the Hip-Hop Game Wants, Needs & Misses" – The Mayor… The Hope... was conceived in Killeen, Texas and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey. He had been beforehand nurtured by 'absent niceties' that typifies poverty stricken environments - characteristics of social oppression - by the time Jeffrey L. Owens, II was 10 years old. It was during this time that he was already deeply accustomed to being socially & psychologically affected by the grim realities of his currently - incarcerated father beginning to serve 31 years for murder and his formerly-drug-addicted mother battling with the beast of heroin; and domestic violence in their household.
By age 13, Schultz had by now been devoted to performing the genre of Hip Hop alongside three of his junior high school childhood friends. He was the co-founder of their lineup called Xplosion. During a series of talent shows he was known to be the aggressively-hyper-member of the group who brought lyrical fire. Whether Xplosion was performing their fan dedication classic, "My Peeps" or their revered pleaser, "Too Bad", Schultz remained enthusiastic about leaping off stage into roaring crowds of hardened and frenzied teens, as he uttered his lyrical messages. Early on, his style was symptomatic of a juvenile established Hip Hop artist in which fans familiar with the lineup of Xplosion loved to come out and see in action, alongside his youthful urban talented counterparts.
Continuously, due to his parents' ill- fated consequences fostered by repression his upbringing primarily took place in the West End side of Plainfield on the seamy Liberty Street, under the guardianship of his deceased grandmother, whom resided in the Liberty Village low income housing units positioned across the street from the West End Gardens Housing Projects. Much of his lyrical authority originates from living in this poorest 4th Ward of the city where the aesthetics incorporated the gritty authenticity of being wallowed in drugs and Black-on Black criminal conduct in many of the surrounding areas. He, too, would at some point find himself having run-ins with the penal system after interrupted dreams and failed attempts to enter the Hip Hop game. His memory of forming Xplosion deepens his practical knowledge that rapping was more than just a childhood fad.
Nowadays, Schultz is the father of a son, and the featured artist and founder of a prevailing New Jersey underground imprint—Street Certified Music Group. Now in his twenties he is more focused on ascertaining himself at the top of the game in and outside of Jersey. First, however, he is determined and self assured that its time to proceed with his untapped potential by taking it to another level. Already, Schultz has had numerous feature spots on other artists works; and been a performer on a 2006 underground smash hit mix -tape referred to as "Cocky, Confident, and Conceited". Previous works also include (as a solo artist) his motivational track, "The Hope". This song introduced listeners (unfamiliar with Schultz as a struggling artist) to his versatility. He has also filmed video productions for self written tracks entitled, “Can’t Stop Huslin” filmed on Liberty Street in 2008 & “I’m Dope” was filmed in the latter part of 2009 in and around his Plainfield hometown with cameo appearances of his friends and neighboring citizens…
At present, he has a mix tape on the street named, “Street Certification”—where a free download could be found on the website: datpiff.com—just type in Schultz in the search area after clicking on the mix tape tab. Lyrically, it personifies why he considers himself -- The Mayor… The Hope... He is also working on his mix tape, “The Mayor” due out in the summer of 2011 which will feature tracks that relate to the next stage of his life as the self proclaimed Voice of the Streets… hence, The Mayor…
Female rappers beware! A new epidemic is sweeping through plaguing the masses with ill delivery, infectious beats, and contagious personality. Scarlet Fever, know as Fever, The entertainment industry’s most underrated female Rapper, ravishes with witty wordplay and cunning antics, staples of her diverse style. The New Jersey native’s ability to entertain a crowd of any genre, young or old, is her most outstanding quality.
Dezert Eez formed at Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, Mi. All three members had known each other since 2003, but O’nill (Jerron Mosley) and 5-Star (Mike Williams) were the only 2 members of the group at the time. They performed on a local hip-hop circuit for a year before adding Mike’s cousin Nivek (Kevin Williams) to the team in 2004. The trio worked together, during a watered down rap era, with a common goal of the resurgence of underground hip hop.
The name Dezert Eez (Desert Eagle) is symbolic of a weapon created in Israel and then later brought to the states to be manufactured much like the Original Man. Their first recording together was "Declaration of War,” a rugged, up-close look at street and global affairs, which set the tone for much of their early material.
Over the next few months, they developed enough of a repertoire to start performing live outside the area, and quickly earned a following. When the group made its music available for download on the Internet, a substantial buzz built outside of Michigan, and it eventually earned them a opening slot for Wu Tangs Capadonna tour in 2004.
In early 2005, Dezert Eez released its first mixtape, The Realness, which won widespread critical praise that focused especially on the group’s lyrics. The buzz helped them earn a raft of high-profile outside gigs, including shows with KRS-1, Dead Prez, Slum Village and a mini tour with Wu Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck.
Dezert Eez leapt to a bigger stage in 2008 when 5-Star teamed up with C-Rayz Walz, Killah Priest (Wu Tang), and Bronze Nazareth (also Wu Tang) on Indie heavyweight Babygrande Records to form The Almighty. The album also featured hip hop legends Canibus, Keith Murray, and Planet Asia. In late 2009, as Dezert Eez was finishing up their next release, Ghettobox, they joined up.