It is rare to find an artist who has both age and wisdom on his side. At just 24 years-old, Big K.R.I.T. possesses the musical intuition of an old soul. Hailing from Meridian, Mississippi, K.R.I.T. (born Justin Scott) grew up listening to early rhythm and blues records in his Grandmother’s house and later went on to discover songs by revered soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Willie Hutch and Bobby Womack. It’s easy to detect these artists and rap legends who have influenced the young MC like 8Ball & MJG, UGK, Scarface and OutKast in K.R.I.T.’s own music which masterfully resurrects the rich heritage of Southern hip-hop in the 1990’s.
“I’m reintroducing a type of sound from the South that a lot of the newer generation doesn’t know about and reminding the older generation of what Southern hip-hop used to sound like,” explains K.R.I.T., whose stage name is an acronym for King Remembered In Time. “I was influenced by the third coast as far as Texas, Tennessee, and Atlanta so I was really trying to put all those sounds that I grew up listening to together to make a sound for myself.”
Read More About Big K.R.I.T here: www.islanddefjam.com/artist/bio
Special Guest: Founder/Editor In Chief Egypt Audrey-Blanc
Egypt is no novice to the entertainment industry. Early in her career she was signed to A&M Records as a rap artist, writer, composer and arranger. She is known and respected throughout the industry as a gifted lyricist with a work ethic that is contagious. She’s worked with some of the world’s most prolific talents. Her work history, stage performances and collaborations looks something like this, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Wyclef jean, Faith Evans, Monica, Usher, The Wu Tang Clan, Naughty by Nature, Aaron Neville, DMC of RUN DMC and the list goes on and is still growing.
Egypt is the “Editor in Chief” of the newly acclaimed, Internet, software and paper back publication, “The Movement Magazine.” She’s also the President of “Etched in Stone Publications.” A publication firm that is designed to launch the careers of up and coming inspiring authors, offering them distribution and network opportunities, log onto www.etchedinstonepublications.com.
“The Movement Magazine” is not just news, it’s an experience. Egypt is the founder and visionary behind this fast growing national media outlet. Her vision is to present information and stories that will inspire, encourage, heal, and enlighten the consciousness of its reader. “The Movement Magazine” was launched with a mission to fill the void of substance, illuminate the mind of society. Egypt feels passionate about giving her audience more than JUST another celebrity story.” The Movement Magazine” will give you life changing information, thought provoking ideas that will empower its audience to make better life decisions, getting its readers on The MOVE to a greater destiny.
“The Movement Magazine” has a web page www.themovementmagazine.net, a face book and Twitter page, YouTube and a DVD attached to the printed version to meet the reading and visual preference of its national audience. Egypt has established key relationships throughout the media print world as well as television. “The Movement Magazine” will be launching a television production company “Movement Television Networks.” Movement Television Networks, produces, edits and distributes the Internet version of the magazine, along with the DVD attachment for paperback.
“The Movement Magazine and Movement Television Networks” will be featured at the 2012 BET award show and red carpet, Black Girls Rock, (A nationally televised show) and Circle of Sisters (a women’s expo) held at New York’s Javit Center. “The Movement Magazine” has already interviewed A list celebrities such Puffy aka Shawn Combs (of Bad Boy Entertainment), Kelly Roland (formally of Destiny’s Child), Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Houston (formally of the New York Knicks), Dr. Cornell West, Mayor Corey Booker (Newark, NJ), Christopher Williams, (National R&B recording artist) Genuine, Foxy Brown, Wacka Flocka, T.I. & Tiny, authors, activist, entrepreneurs and everyday people who desire to share an inspiring story that could save a life…..“The Movement Magazine” It’s Not Just Literature!
Egypt is a passionate soul. Her spirit is contagious. She will inspire you; drive you to the greatest part of yourself. She’s giving, caring thoughtful and transparent.
She is the “editor and chief of the new acclaimed, Internet, software and paper back magazine "The MOVEMENT Magazine"
Special Musical Guest:Rhymageddon
Rhymageddon is the voice shaking up the entire Hip-Hop world one listerner at a time. Fans from the Netherlands to Japan right back to his home state of New Jersey are largely to thank for his 40,000 + song listens and downloads via Rhymageddon.com DJs are beggining to recognize Rhyamgeddon’s use incisive lyrics to penetrate the minds of true Hip-Hop fans everywhere. For example Real Rap he said “I’m from a land where they lynched men just for whistling” and the 2nd verse where he rhymes from the perspective of a mourner at hip-hop’s funeral; while sitting next to DJ Kool Herc at that!! Judging by the comments left on iTunes, it could be Rhymageddon’s matter of fact honestly as heard on All My Friends (recently cracked 3000 views) that proves his humbleness and team player approach to creating change with his music. On “Illest Bars” he proves beyond the shadow of a doubt he’s grown tired of rappers who only rhyme about the materialistic world. Bottom line is Rhymageddon’s approach to emceeing makes both trap rappers and conscious rappers equally nervous of their skill set.
Rhymageddon began penning rhymes while attending Myrtle Ave Jr.high in Irvington, NJ but found it difficult to truly develop because his Nigerian father denounced Rap music in the household. Struggle and passion for what he believed in started there. Rhymageddon was forced to secretly record pioneering Hip Hop radio D.J.’s such as Red Alert and Mr. Magic while his parents slept. The genre should be proud of the way he observed and respected the art form from afar until he went onto college. It was while at Morgan State University that Rhym aka the Spit Sergeant finally gained the time and freedom to hone his talents and merciless vocabulary at open mic sessions, street corner ciphers, talents shows and college radiostations. In 1994, Rhym recorded his first demo and subsequently returned to N.J. to sharpen his sword even further. Bear witness to Rhymageddon, "The sultan of insulting blocks of mental munchkins” a line from his street banger “Rip a MuhFuckah Night." off of his 2009 solo EP "HORSEPOWER PLUS HANDLING" available now on Rhymageddon.Bandcamp.com. The success of his debut EP independent project led to numerous #SpitSergeantShows all over NJ, NY and PA. The next step was branching out to the MidWest and the West coast with his new project (M.A.S.H.) May Actually Save Hip-Hop produced entirely by DJ Ment Plus (AkaiPros & BoomSkwad) and DivineDrummah from Trenton NJ. This project continues to be heavily spun on internet radio shows and throughout the blogsophere. Rhymageddon felt that workign on a solo EP seemed selfish, so while recording and mixing his own sessions he reached out to fellow NJ artists to work on the full-legnth project "Sergeant of Spit". SOS is filled with cameos galore from the #NJHipHop family again showcasing his collaborative ability along with desire to put on upcoming Jersey artists on the map.
Rhymageddon continues to push the envelop of lyricism and headnod music with the digital release of "SuckaClip" produced by Edobeci. On it, the Sergeant of Spit takes aim at the bloggers who claim to support good music that rarely sees the light of day. The hook purposely pokes fun at those who revert back to the trivial music already popular on the radio to achieve higher viewership of their prospective blogs. "The Rap Games crazy and it trendy to rhyme like you were dropped onyour head as a baby" The video, shot by LifeIronic focuses on the grittier side of Rhym's music and his brooding presence that can be caught at his live shows.
Special Musical Guest: B-Naz
B-Naz 3G is quickly making a name for himself in the world of Hip Hop. The breakout artist has rolled out one of the biggest hit records of the year with his crew sizzling single, “I Will Never Stop.” The song is a critical success and it is receiving a great amount of attention from notable mixshows and websites such as Yo Raps.com.
“I Will Never Stop” explodes with unadulterated candor. The track features him and his crews trademark lyrical dexterity and riveting street flair. “The song ‘I Will Never Stop’ is a revealing record. It’s head nodding Hip-hop at it’s best,” raves Urban Buzz Factor.com.
The stellar production on ‘I Will Never Stop’ coupled with his poignant cadence, delivery and flow results into a dynamic song that is sure to be a nationwide hit” according to Respect The Grind.Net.
Equally important, B-Naz recently shot an exciting music video for the song that features a catchy dance. The music video is fun, exhilarating and edited with perfection.
B-Naz and his crews lyrical and whimsical tales about life growing up in Jersey City, 3G have built a national following via the Internet. B-Naz is currently in the studio recording songs for his upcoming debut album, which will be released in the 4th quarter of 2011. “My LP is going to be bananas! Expect a lot of diversity. Our tracks are so different from each other. We got joints for the streets, the ladies and the clubs”, proclaims B-Naz.
B-Naz music inspirations include Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Lloyd Banks, Notorious B.I.G, Fabolous, Tupac, Jadakiss and Joe Budden. Their production is handled by Charles Roberson and Jeffery Moore.The rapper describes his music as authentic Hip Hop. He put his heart and soul into his music. "My Fans respect the fact that I'm raw and authentic. I want them to feel the power of my movement”.
B-Naz is a true entertainer in every sense of the word! He's exploding on the underground rap scene and have developed a solid fan base in their hometown of NJ. Moreover, he has performed at various venues throughout NJ and NYC. His performances are filled with lots of energy.
“My movement is crazy, because my work ethic is incredible. While you’re sleeping, i'm working and churning out hit songs,” proclaims B-Naz.