****NEW MUSIC**** PW (@PW_Artist)









British Rapper PW teams up with R&B crooner Abel Miller to deliver a smooth Hip Hop-2 Step-House & Garage fused record, produced by ‘The Writers Block’ producers of his last record ‘Here With You’. ‘Beautiful’ further demonstrates PW carving out his own lane and his own soundscape.  This song sees the two future young stars encouraging self confidence and self esteem to the young ladies of today’s generation, primarily. Letting them know Beauty is more than skin deep. The production is fresh compliments PW's flow as does Abel Miller's vocals making this really easy on the hear at the same time as delivering an important message!



Having recently performed earlier this month in the legendary S.O.B’s in New York City (to a great response) supporting Michael Jackson’s nephew Austin Brown, PW has a strong work ethic and ambition to have his music and talent seen and heard globally without restriction.



To see him live this year you can catch him at Islington O2 on December 8th  



PW ft Abel Miller - Beautiful
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UK live date @ Islington O2 Academy on December the 8th

Check out PW's interview with us earlier this month CLICK HERE

****NEW MUSIC**** Chox-Mak Ft. DJ YRS Jerzy - No Plan B

 



Chox-Mak Ft. DJ YRS Jerzy - No Plan B


Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy are back on the grind yet again with another single for their fans called "No Plan B". They have teamed up with S Dot Tizzle who brought the production on the track. "No Plan B" is a saying that Chox-Mak uses to tell people his music is all that he has and he is going to do whatever it takes to make it in the music industry. Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy are both passionate about their crafts they only put out their best work and they would not have it any other way. In December Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy will be starting "Mak Attack Mondays" which means that every monday in December they will be releasing a track. They have a very anticipated mixtape in the works called "Cross Colours And Starter Jackets" which is scheduled to drop in 2014. Without a doubt you will definitely be seeing and hearing alot more of Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy in the near future.


J swade (@TheRealJswade)





What age where you when you decided to become an artist?

13, as a seventh grader. My mother worked and went to schoolfull time so I was with my grandparents a lot. In the afternoons I watched RapCity back when Joe Clair was the host. Videos like “Runnin” by Pharcydeand  “Luchini” by Camp Lo were pivotal inshaping me into an emcee.





Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

Production wise:  DJPremier, Jus Blaze, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, and LiL Jon. I think my productionstyle combines the sampling of a Jus Blaze with the looping of a Premier;Timbaland-esque sound building, Dre-like live instrumentation and a LiL John808 bassline for good measure. Artist wise Jay Z, Cassiy, Talib Kweli, Q-tipand Eminem. I think my rap style is a combination of the intellect andvocabulary of a Talib with the syntax and wordplay of an Eminem, all at thesame time coming with Cassidy worthy punchlines all wrapped in a smooth q tipdelivery and Jay Z street relatability. That’s a breakdown of Swade. 






What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

A first project. From Complete Silence called FCS.  Its called that because I make the beats,write the raps sing the hooks and even do some mixing, so essentiallyeverything comes from nothing. I want my fans to appreciate and respect that asa uniqueness to their music experience. Also I have “How U Feel” out as asingle.






What advice can you give other upcoming artists?

Never Quit. Find a fanbase of people that like your musicfor a specific and unique reason. Find your region or area that you feel likeyou represent and can comfortably call home. Produce a product and don’t settlefor low quality recordings of random songs. Dedicate yourself to a project thatrepresents you and your sound along with your area and a drop date for it. Thatdrop date is truly day one of your career.





How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

Well I hope to be out of the hood in 18 months so hopefullyit will be changing soon but however since that time 15 or so years ago therehas been a lot more stress but at the same time great experiences and travel .Getting independent traction is hard even with good music.





Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

Yes I open up for major artists touring in my area. I have nothowever had my own concert yet.





Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that weshould be watching?

 My whole team and anybody I produce for but really just thewhole Indiana region. It’s definitely our turn.









RoRo Benson (@RoRoOfficial)






What age where you when you decided to become an artist?
As funny as it sounds I was born into it. When I could speak I knew I was going to be in music. An artist for sure 
at some point. Because music was always around me and Artists was always what I saw as logical, I always want to be an artist. So I would say 4, when I
could understand how to make proper decisions. As funny as it sounds.


Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?
Hmmmm, in hiphop...

A tribe called quest, Missy Elliot because my mom had all her albums, Das Efexx, Raekwon, Nas, De La Soul, 

And  Two today that seriously excite me, would be Kendrick Lamar he excites me  and Drake,



What are some of the things you’re working on right now?
I'm working on a lot of other artists albums, which is quite exciting a lot of pitching of songs and constantly in writing 

sessions which I Love. Also working on a follow up e.p after the moon and the optimist; like an after story of that story. So 

a lot of extra writing. 


What advise can you give other upcoming artists?
I can just work hard, for what you love, don't let nobody tell you cant. If you believe in yourself, then shoot that believe beyond the universe.


How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?
Not as much apart from people knowing you and loving the music coming straight from you, 
looking at you from the perspective of a performer, rather than only a writer that's it.

Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?
Performing the single yes, done a couple of shows in the UK, and probably doing a couple soul performances in LA during Grammy season which I'm excited about.

Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?
A.R.I an amazing singer songwriter for now. I know he will be coming out in the US then the UK end of next year and he's someone im excited about,
hats a random one there for yall.



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Macey Couture (@MaceyCouture)

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What age where you when you decided to become an artist?

I decided to become an artist around age 19, this is when I realized if I freestyled forever I would never accomplish my goal to be a successful artist.





Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

I have alot of influences in Hip Hop, both male and female. ill start with females who originally inspired me being Salt n Pepa, this group of independent women earned respect and dominated a mainly male industry, inspiring me to want to be a female emcee. Queen Latifah is another huge influence and role model, she has dominated the hip hop world, the film industry, and also become a Cover Girl Model, which was very rare for female emcees to do years ago. Male influences would be first and foremost Tupac Shakur for his poetry and passion he had for music. This is one artist that inspired me to turn poetry into hip hop lyrics, I also learned alot about music industry drama from this mans life experiences. Another male hip hop group that highly inspired is UGK, Bun B and Pimp C made a name for themselves in the Underground world that became so huge they got major deals. These are some of my influences and role models in Hip Hop.







What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

As of now Im working on a few singles that will be released to anticipate the release of a new album late next year. A few well known producers are being considered to use for production on these tracks as well. Nov 5th Im in the @Fiatusa  Band Prix competition for a chance to be featured on VH1 as unsigned artist also.







What advise can you give other upcoming artists?

I say if you can afford it stay Independent, do not sign your life away for the opportunity to maybe make it in the Hip Hop world. Get advise from experienced entertainment lawyers before entering into any agreement. I also say collab as much as possible, you never know which song will blow your name up. And last but not least learn as much as you can about the industry as you can, you can never learn enough in this industry.






How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

Life has changed for the better  since becoming an artist because it helped me have a goal to focus on as well as possibly a lifetime career. I never grew up wanting to be an Emcee, I just always had a niche to entertain. Now I can say I am doing what I love and making it a career. My life also changed socially, seems like everywhere I go somebody knows who I am, it used to be embarassing but now I appreciate that, lets me know Im headed in the right direction.





Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

Yess I have performed for several small venues locally. The turn out of each show is surprisingly good for such a small underground network in AZ.







Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?



There are alot of talented artists I work with here in Az, starting with Jess marie who now resides in Miami. She is an R&B singer that sings most of my hooks for me, weve been friends for about 9 years now, so we have a great connection writing and recording/performing together. Heres a link to see and hear her for yourself https://www.facebook.com/jess.marie.988?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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Riiky Ruegar (@RiikyRuegar)





What age where you when you decided to become an artist?

I started out writing songs at 12 started recording at 15 and didn’t get serious until about a year ago.



Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

My ABSOLUTE biggest influence is my boy Kiid B (Rest In Peace) hes the one who started me off with this music then it have to go Mac Dre, Nas, and 50 cent



What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

Right now Im working on my mixtape Ruegar Phobia no release date for that yet, but I got a music video coming so stay tuned for that.



What advise can you give other upcoming artists?

Just practice practice practice because that’s how you perfect your craft and second never lose your dedication or passion because when that’s gone you’re not an artist anymore.



How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

(laught)  ummm not to much a little more publicity and people hating but  life just goes on whether I’m a rapper or just me I’m the same person.


Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

Not in front of a big enough crowd but I’m working on that right now it’s all going to come in due time



Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?


yea man of course watch me Riiky Ruegar, my boy Gotti Arco,  the beat man Vic nasty and my video guy Maciel productions rock with us we giving you nothing but the best. 

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Check out the teaser for the upcoming web series Knocked Down

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DJ YRS JERZY (@IAMDJYRSJERZY)

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 What age where you when you decided to become an DJ?

 I was about 17 when i really started to take my career serious and start making some moves in this industry. I feel like i have a long way to go and i have just started a career that will last for a long time. I know once i break into the industry that people will see my vision. I just have to stay focused and kept pushing.



 Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

 I'm influenced by DJ's Like DJ Drama, Funk Flex etc there are really to many people to name. I feel like one day i can inspire someone to work harder and make something of their lives. I have a lot of ambition that will not let go to waste i have to keep grinding and make these moves, One day i will be something great in the music industry it's just a matter of effort. 



What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

 I'm focused on mainly pushing my artist Chox-Mak and helping to build SKE Records and Hip Hop Vibe. I do a lot of things during the day i am always doing something. There isn't enough hours in my day i am always making things happen. When you love what you do it doesn't even feel like work. Everything isn't fun and games but i know that i will make something big happen in the next couple of months. 



What advise can you give other upcoming DJ's?

 Keep working and use your connections wisely always make sure that you have a plan before you come into the game. There are too many people that have no idea about what they want to do and come in the industry confused. I know what i want to do and i am going to get everyone in tuned with the movement.




 Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?

 Keep looking out for Chox-Mak, Trel Mack and Petter Jones. They all got next and have great work ethics you will be finding out about them sooner than you think.  

 Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/iamdjyrsjerzy/chox-mak-ft-dj-yrs-jerzy-jax 

  


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WWW.TWITTER.COM/Chox_Mak910 

Ike's (@ikesonthereal)

While others are conjuring up remixes to Drake's "Pound Cake," the UK's rising star Ikes returns with a freestyle of his own, except using Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" as his blueprint. The international wordsmith stylishly goes bar for bar in the Elmino Da Great directed video, showing skills suitable of keeping up with Shawn Carter himself. Check out Ikes "Picasso Baby" freestyle as premiered by Hip Hop Since 1987.

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J. Thermos (@mesince1988)

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What age were you when you decided to become an artist?

I have been writing and recording music for years. As far as the decision of becoming an artist, I just recently decided to become serious with my craft earlier this year. Everything just seemed to line up for me this year as an artist. My production, delivery, my engineer, and my writing just went to another level. At that moment, I was like I am going to take my chance and see where it takes me.



Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

My influences go so far back. I mean I remember my parents playing "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. I am definitely influenced by Biggie and Pac. My music catalog is so versatile. Kanye and Jay Z have influenced me greatly. I like artists such as Jadakiss, DMX,Pusha T, Curren$y, Dom Kennedy, the original Cash Money, and many more new artists today. I love music and hip hop as a genre, and many songs and artists have paved a way into my style.



What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

As of right now, I just wrapped up the video for my first single "Photograph The Moments". It is a nice smooth track for the ladies and gents to groove to. I wanted to make a feel good track and bring some of the smooth hip hop back into the scene. I am currently working on my new mixtape "Vantage Point", and I am hoping to be finishing that up heading into 2014. I also just launched my own clothing brand PVR (Perception vs. Reality). I am just trying to stay busy and grind as an artist until it is my time for the limelight.




What advice can you give other upcoming artists?

Never give up or listen to the negativity others disperse onto you. Let that negativity motivate you to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Another thing as an upcoming artist is learning the business. Artists should always read contracts and research before giving your money to a so-called promoter you've never heard of. Promote yourself and put time into your craft. It will not come easy, and it takes dedication and long nights.



How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

Life has changed dramatically, but life is always changing. I have grown as an artist in many aspects. I have learned from some mistakes that will help me move forward. When you work and see yourself getting better, it creates a feeling like "Yeah, I'm about this life," you know. Music has definitely helped me through the hardhsips in my life.



Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

I have performed a few gigs but nothing major. Hopefully, 2014 will change all of that. I hope to make a scene for Indiana and become one of those artists that just comes out of nowhere. When I make it, it will not be for a short tenure. I'm hellbent on making it a career.



Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?


I've worked with a few artists such as Travis Bruce, who sings the hook on "Photograph the Moments". I have worked with Ye Ali, Wally West, Deuce Deuce, Theo Akai, and J Swade.  There are many other great artists I have worked with, so if I forgot you no hard feelings.