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[MUSIC]The Violent Hippy – “Free Will” ft. K.O Beverly | @TheViolentHippy

Friday, November 17th, 2017

East Coast Producer, The Violent Hippy teams up with KO Beverly

on debut single, “Free Will”


Brooklyn, New York’s very own,  The Violent Hippy collabs with KO Beverly on debut single, “Free Will.”  The song was produced by The Violent Hippy and engineered and mastered by KO Beverly. The listener will find the hook very interesting and catchy.

At the age of six, The Violent Hippy experienced the value of a close-knit family in one household. Shortly after, his parents were able to move out to the Poconos, Pennsylvania in search of a much calmer lifestyle. TVH gained a musical interest while attending church and watching his mother often perform during services. At the age of seven while living in Brooklyn, his father unknowingly introduced him to the world of hip-hop  As the years went on and having a genuine adoration for sports, TVH had to choose his next path in life. He ultimately had to decide what he desired in spite of what others wanted. After attending a community college for only seven days, TVH dropped out to pursue music full time.

At the age of 18, The Violent Hippy dropped his first mixtape called”The Tweaked Thoughts Project.” As to everyone’s surprise, the compilation racked up thousands of plays & hundreds of downloads and introduced the internet and the Poconos to a sound they were not yet familiar. His music is versatile & consists of an unprecedented merger of metal, trap, rap & soul. Most of his fans played a crucial role in fueling his growth. They seemed to resonate with his profoundly passionate soulful flow & delivery, uncanny thought-provoking lyricism and unpredictable yet progressive self-production. His sound has the potential to shift the sound of hip-hop today.

What’s next for The Violent Hippy?

Since his first project, The Violent Hippy released 3 Singles from his follow up mixtape. His various production can be heard on the tracks’ -$OULED ME’  and the most recent single ‘Free Will’ featuring KO Beverly. ‘Adding to the roster, Life’s Vices’ which features Supa Bwe & KO Beverly hit the worldwide web earlier this year.

With the hopes of building up more anticipation, a follow-up album will arrive before the end of this year. We can’t wait to hear what The Violent Hippy is cooking in the lab. Be sure to follow him on all social media outlets to stay in tune with the next project.

The Violent Hippy

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

BSE Recording Artist, Omar Wilson releases “Passion” to Awaiting Fans


The wait is over for the BSE Recording Artist, Omar Wilson’s fans. Recently,  3-time Apollo winner, Omar Wilson released his latest single, “Passion.” The single was produced by world-renowned producer Avenue Beatz and is buzzing on the worldwide web. “Passion” is a gritty, soul/hip-hop record fit for a movie soundtrack. The song describes a Bonnie & Clyde relationship.

Omar is no stranger to the music scene. He’s opened for artists like Boys II Men and The Neville Brothers. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul. Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the age of only 7. While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music.

Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards held at BB Kings in NYC. He’s recorded with Multi-Platinum selling artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!” Omar and DMX released a single called ‘Faith’ and they connected on the track instantaneously which is audibly tangible.

Omar’s voice and personality are contagious. He leaves a long-standing impression wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets. “Passion” is already climbing up the U.S charts and is available for purchase on all digital platforms. To remain in tune with Omar Wilson’s journey, connect with him on most social media platforms.


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Saturday, September 30th, 2017

East Coast Hip-Hop Artist, AK Baby releases her latest

single, “No Name”

Growing up in a small town in Northeastern Pa, “Ak Baby” has quickly made her mark on the underground rap scene.  Her Official Single “No Name” was produced by Goyard Gawd and is quickly becoming notice by socialites and DJs.

AK Baby has a young energetic flow and simply a fun sound that young teenagers gravitate to. The 20-year-old Easton native has spent days and nights in the studio perfecting her craft. You may find her rapping over the majority of upbeat trap beats produced by “Goyard Gawd”.

Overall, AK Baby’s following and responses to her music have been numerous. Even though, she has only released three music videos, artists like Squidnice, and A$ap Mob have welcomed her in the game with open arms. Each video, such as “81 Barz” are reaching good numbers and uber feedback.

 As an active artist on the social media circuit, she accumulates new fans and supporters daily.

AK Baby is establishing herself and showcasing her fun hardworking personality on all social media outlets. She remains focused and knows that interacting daily with her followers- is a plus.  In such a short time,  AK Baby has been booked for paid performances and features. .This East Coast artist is moving in her own lane and is someone to watch to break the non-existent female rapper barrier.

“No Name” is available on all major digital outlets, such as; iTunes and streaming services like Spotify. Make sure to connect with AK on all social media outlets and say “Hello”.









[MUSIC] PHAT EYE – “MOVE YOUR BODY”| @phat___eye

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

East Coast Artist, Phat Eye challenges you to “Move

Your Body”


Eighteen-year-old hip-hop artist, Phat Eye hails from Long Island, NY. His new song “Move Your Body” truly shows his diversity; when it comes to the music game.  This track has an island feel to it and is sure to bring the ‘Daggering’ moves to the dance floor. He is socially known and many people have heard this song through the #MoveYourBodyChallenge. This past Summer, Phat Eye had numerous people post videos of them listening, singing, and dancing to his song which went viral and took off!

Phat Eye has performed all around New York – from CityScapes in Elmhurst –  to Lust in Brooklyn – and in smaller venues such as; Spacex in Brooklyn and Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Recently, he connected with the artist Bay Swag; who is affiliated with the CYN MOB and Christian Combs. The collaboration resulted in a song out titled “I Got The Juice“ and it’s making waves on the world wide web.

“Me and my brothers are ready, it’s not just me. I got a whole team ready to take over!”.

Phat Eye is well-known in the New York area and has over fifty thousand followers on Instagram. His team is not like most, they are very unique. The team consists of Phat Eye and the other artist is @a0a_ink.

Phat Eye is not afraid to step out of the box- when it comes to his music. He has made songs for the ladies, streets, and the club. His music shows us how much of a variety he has to offer when it comes to writing music.  You’re invited to connect with P.E. and follow his journey.

Phat Eye









[MUSIC] OG Blizz – “Profit” (Bandz In My Pocket) | @RealOGBlizz

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Detroit Rapper, OG Blizz is Making a “Profit” on his latest single

For almost 5 years now, Rapper OG Blizz has been putting the “R” in Rap with the rhythm and beats complementing his lyrical flow. You will soon notice this on his latest single, “Profit”(Bandz In My Pocket). The track is produced by Decicco and will keep any vibe lit.

The Detroit hip-hop artist, OG discovered his musical talent at a very young age. While playing around in the studio with his fellow P.B.F Members (Pusha Boy Fam) – the young tenacious Blizz was born  With practice, OG continued to develop his hip-hop flow. Thereafter, he started to deliver an authentic, polished modern day sound for the hip-hop world to hear. OG Blizz will take you inside the ‘Streets of Detroit’ as he raps about the struggle.

In 2009, a life-altering car accident completely damaged his dominant hand. But, it made him more hungry for the money.  OG Blizz tells it all -mostly on two mixtapes.  He is looking to release a third titled “Vision” on all digital music platforms very soon. Please be sure to follow him on all social media outlets.


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(NEW HEAT) Reem – “B4 I Talk My Sh*t the Mixtape”

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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We often hear true hip hop fans and historians complain about how there is very little real lyricism left in modern rap music. New Orleans’ own (Hollygrove) Reem is here to fill that void. Co-Founder of 0017th, one of the dopest groups in recent history, Reem is making a name for himself all over the country. His wordplay is unrivaled. His charm and charisma draws fans from far and wide.

Reem recently dropped “B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” to wide acclaim. He is currently touring the U.S. with another New Orleans original, Curren$y, on the Pilot Talk Trilogy Tour. “B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” is an 8-track masterpiece that serves as the precursor to Reem’s soon to be released “Lyke This”.

“B4 I Talk My S*** the Mixtape” is available for download and streaming from all major music retailers, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music, and hundreds more sites. He will be dropping the visuals to “No Accommodations” later this quarter, so stay tuned for a whole lot more dope music from Reem.


[MUSIC VIDEO] G.U.N. – “Caution” | @GunMusic40

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Dallas Rapper, G.U.N. delivers a message in latest video, “Caution”


Some time ago, it has been said that “The world is not ready for some people when they show up”. This holds true for the rap artist Christopher James aka G.U.N. who was raised in the Dallas area with Memphis roots infused with hip-hop. Instead of hanging out with his peers, music of all genres became his outlet by the age of 14. Diligently, James has developed a unique perspective on life and we know it as ”Geeked Up Music”.


G.U.N., an acronym for “Geeked Up Nigga”, is an artist who brings an energy unmatched to the forever evolving world of rap, and influenced artistically by groups such as; Guerrillas and Linkin Park.  G.U.N. audiences tend to be as diverse as his musical inspirations. Hip Hop Culture influences range from Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Lil Wayne, all the way to Meek Mill during his battle rap era.



Through this exposure to quality music, G.U.N decided to embrace “Rap” as a serious career path in his early twenties. Using his lyrics as a means to touch people, he expresses his goal to make songs that people can relate to. Recognized as one of an elite of the Dallas sound, G.U.N has built respect among the new era of young rap stars.  


G.U.N recently tapped into those relationships and has released the Johnny Cage remix featuring Jxmmi (Rae Sremmurd). The original version topping over 160k SoundCloud listens by word of mouth.


There will always be room for innovative artists like G.U.N. keeping the hip-hop game alive. So make sure you’re on the radar – when this geeked up music is presented to the world.

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Featured Artist: Yoson Tala | @YOSONTALA

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Gary Native Yoson Tala breaks through the Hip-Hop Music Barrier


Growing up on the streets of Gary, In., you must live by the code or die by the code.

Keith Stone (later known as Yoson Tala) wanted to beat all odds. With Yoson growing up on the streets of Gary, he eventually knew that something had to give. Growing up, Yoson always had a love for music but it wasn’t until his freshman year in high school is when he fell “in love” with music. Watching and listening to kids rap on his lunch break fueled something inside Yoson. His cousin owned an independent label (S.G.P. Records) and that’s where Yoson started his craft. When Yoson is asked “what music influences him?”, he often refers to the “label cliques” such as “Cash Money”, No Limit and the “Ghetto Boyz”. He uses them as an answer because he knew that “ghetto based” people like them can make it with music. Yoson got so inspired by those “cliques” that he later formed one of his own…. The T.A.L.A Nation (To All Loyal Affiliates). Yoson credits Nas as being his most influential person in the industry to him. To him, Nas was telling his story of survival in the hood all while having style and discussing topics with meaning.

“Hip Hop is a couple of elements that comes from back in the days…that feel of music with an urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and its’ not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street from the beat to the voice to the words” ~Nas

Witnessing how his city of Gary was ruining lives with the violence in the streets, Yoson ended up moving to London, England for a year, so he could put his all into his music. Music gave him a way to express himself with all the pain that he had bottled up in his soul. “I didn’t choose

“I didn’t choose music, music chose me”- Yoson

Yoson makes his Imprint on the Entertainment Industry

In London, he found the much-needed peace that he wanted so he could focus what God had in store for him. Throughout his career thus far, Yoson has made a couple of solo mixtapes…” Storytellers volume 1&2” and “Indiana to England”. In 2016, he released an album called “Kreation”  on Itunes. Currently, he is working on pushing his single, “Bond Money” from the current album “Mr. Robot”. In the meantime, you can check out his arsenal of YouTube and Vevo.

With his rising success in music, Yoson had had the privilege to open for major acts such as Wiz Khalifa, Sage the Gemini, Lil Wayne, Migos, Drake and Big Sean…the list goes on and on. He also performed on the “Carnival, “Essex”, “ SXSW” and “Lovebox” stages. Yoson has been seen on the hit tv show “Bad Girls Club Season 10 Atlanta” and has been cast as an extra on ‘The Chi” and “Chicago Fire”. Also, he is currently preparing himself as a featured headliner alongside Silkk The Shocker (and a slew of others) for the 2017 summer tour “Go Hard or Go Home He just finished a show with MMG’s own Gun Play in Miami, Fl. Yoson is also a featured artist for THE HYPE MAGAZINE “Voice of the Midwest”.

“If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person.”- Russell Simmons

At the end of the day, there is no stopping Yoson Tala. He believes that
through hard work and dedication, he can be the next Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole. Be sure to follow him on all social media circuits to stay in tune with his movement.

Yoson Tala








Avalanche the Architect (@AVALANCHE_RAP) – “Why Pree” ft. Aidonia & Mega Sean

Friday, May 5th, 2017

International Rap Artist, Avalanche the Architect collabs with Aidonia and Mega Sean on the”Why Pree” single

This is the biggest hit to come out of the Hip Hop and Reggae world! Battle rapper, Avalanche The Architect and reggae superstar Aidonia along with Mega Sean have taken the world by storm with this aggressive; but yet melodic club hit “Why Pree”.

Avalanche the Architect is a Canadian rap artist from New York whose inspiration comes from his extensive background in Martial Arts. Avalanche’s music is just as powerful as his physique, which has nabbed him the nickname of “Hip Hop Hulk”, and launched his single “Give Me Money”, available on iTunes, to the top of the charts in Canada. Despite the title of his track, Avalanche is a true artist and pursues his craft for the love of the music.
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Anointed Sisters Declare His Glory

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

I was simply perusing the internet when I happened upon a viral thread that almost sent me in! The video I am referring to shows two women whom I now know are sisters singing and praising God as one is styling the hair of the woman recording. I’ve come to find that the spontaneous praise was in celebration of a birthday and praise is just what they do, and do it well.

It is written to lift every voice and make a joyful noise unto the Lord… well these sisters have taken that and made quite a stir on social media. Sisters, Ashleey and Chelsey Barnes have been singing since the ages of 4 and 6  and they don’t have any desire to venture outside of the sacred content into the secular world either. Ashleey, a cosmetologist and Chelsey an assistant teacher in their hometown of Grenada, Mississippi are both members of the choir where Chelsey is also ministry leader. Their home church Mt. Olive Pentecostal Holiness sounds just like the right pace to hone in on the gifting of God and use them to Glorify His name.

If you haven’t heard these young women LIFT HIM UP, here is a sample!

These young women have a sweet spirit about themselves and their mother, Pauline Mays stated to me, ” I saw the gift the God planted in them… it was raw and I kept them in church.” Chelsey says, ” I will stick with what I know” and Ashleey says, ” I have a heart for gospel!” They both have favorites in the gospel industry that includes  The Clark Sisters, Leandria Johnson, and Kiera Sheard. But if you ask me, I’m sure they could hold their own next to any considered powerhouses.

As I chatted with these young ladies I was thankful that they are very family oriented, head strong in the word, familiar with their talents and humble about it all. And as for the young woman getting her hair done in that video,cousin  Amber Johnson, thank you for sharing the anointing which has gone viral!!!

If you’d like to hear more from Ashleey and Chelsey or to book them for your next church event please contact them at BOOKINGBARNESSISTERS@YAHOO.COM

You can also follow them on social media and catch them live on Facebook for a treat every single time, it’ll surely bless you as it’s done ever since to The Algiers Diamond.