MitchLeading is looking to bring back a meaning to hip hop with his new project titled, “Freedom Writer”. The new project catches MitchLeading in his element, listen as the artist gets crafty with a wide variety of lyrics and stories. Some of you may be unfamiliar with the Brooklyn native, but the Flatbush representative provides eleven quality records you do not want to sleep on. We know lyricism, bars, and hip hop still exists yet it’s always a breathe of fresh air to hear a sound like this in 2019. Be sure to check out the new project offering below.
Brownsville’s vetted emcee Thunny Brown, drops something pleasurable for the ladies and couples ready for a heated turnup. “Sweet” takes it back to an era of lovemaking music, when boisterous vocals and soundscapes stimulate the soul and arouse bodies. Thunny’s twist of NY lyricism flows over intense, pulsating bass which heightens the erotic escapade.
After touring the country and holding down a 9-5 it’s time to clock out, put the mic down and head home to his lady. “When we make love sugar-sweet raindrops fall on the windowsill.”
She needs her daddy home and he needs his ride or die…Champagne, steamy showers and voluptuous curves have this love bandit wide open. Watch “Sweet” and connect with Thunny Brown below.
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New York rapper Official Bleek releases a new video for “Top 5”, directed by Rikoz Vizion. Through a catchy flow and hard truth lyrics, Bleek reminds delusional kids of his self-made success.
Bleek addresses the crazed out ‘top 5’ lists of best emcees. Standing tall in his city, Bleek continues to grind while other rappers are lazy. He declares lists are based on opinions, current trends, and buying fans. Bleek respects his art and won’t sell out, in fact, he challenges rappers to step to him in the battle rap arena.
Sometimes it looks like a lose lose situation but the right mindset can treat it like training for the win. Go walk around Bed Stuys Marcy projects in Brooklyn, ask about Buck Madoff and you will know exactly what this means. He’s had more than his fair share of obstacles and pain laid in his path. No father ✔️, Foster Care ✔️, Special Education ✔️, Fucked up neighborhood ✔️, Mother passed away ✔️ but he didn’t let any of that stop him. Turning to the music he geared up for 2019 by dropping “My x4”, then a freestyle video called “Trauma” reminiscent of Mobb Deeps “Get Away” and then another visual for “Feel It” converting the Beanie classic. He went into a promotional flurry, pressed up merchandise and materials, dropped the song “SON” maneuvered an interview at radio station Power 105.1 all to drive his up coming Album release ‘10210’. Get familiar with him because he’s not showing any signs of giving up.
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In Pop Culture, a publicist is an artist’s voice and look. You have to have a great publicist in order to survive in this business period. They (Publicist) create your image, control the narrative, prepare you for everything regarding the press, land you the covers of your favorite publications and issue your official statement.
Now, what exactly should you look for in a publicist? Here to answer all your necessary questions is established celebrity publicist Tavia Mapp. The Brooklyn-native rose through the ranks as an intern for some of today’s biggest stars and to-date is one of the most-sought-after publicists in the music due to her amazing track record, trustworthy connections, and high volume success stories.
Tavia is here today to help the next generation of superstars learn not only what a publicist can do but why she is the best at what she does. Introducing Tavia Mapp.
What is 50 Cent like as a boss?
He actually lets me do my own thing so he’s amazing. He is insightful and always has a different perspective. I spend more of my time connecting with Jeremy, his Director of Promotions. It was Jeremy who gave me the opportunity to not just be the publicist but an executive producer of the Thisis50 channel.
What’s a Publicist responsibility officially?
A publicist manages campaigns and generates press coverage on behalf of their clients via television, radio, and media outlets.
If there is, what is the difference between a PR agent and a Publicist?
I have no idea what a PR agent is. There is a difference between a booking agent and a publicist. Most publicists hate to be referred to as a “PR”. A booking agent earns a percentage on appearances or performance made by an artist. Publicist book press, which renders no financial gain only exposure.
How long have you been a publicist and who are some clients you have represented before?
I have been a publicist for 10 years. I’ve represented exclusively Tweet, The Raheem Brock Foundation, Les Twins, Colonel Loud, and a plethora of indie artists. I’m not only a publicist. I am an event coordinator, brand specialist, and social media maven. Wearing more than one that allows you to have a bigger retainer.
How did you get into publicity?
I was actually an event promoter and I handled a lot of talent. I knew most of the editors of different media outlets because they frequented lounges I was in charge of. Through those interactions, I realized I could make more money being a publicist so I took classes online and merged my relationships with what I learned.
Is publicity a 24/7 job?
When working on a project, you are on call. Meetings, following up, phone calls and deadlines. It really never stops until the campaign is over then it starts back up.
At what point in a recording artists career should they start working with Publicists?
You should always begin working with a publicist a minimum of 2 months prior to releasing a project. It gives the publicist time to get feedback, adjust their pitch if necessary and it aligns with the promotion of the release.
Is a publicist an A&R?
Not specifically, but I will not take on a client unless I like their music. I gotta bump it everywhere or there will be no passion for it.
Is a Publicist responsible for creating revenue for a client?
It is not the responsibility of your publicist to create funds for you. Exposure does not always equal revenue. It can assist in attaining it.
As the industry changes rapidly, forecast the future of digital marketing for music?
We live in a microwave society where things are always changing. Thinking outside of the box when doing a release will make the difference in who decides to listen to you.
I (a potential client) have a new product coming out and want it to be a success. What is an ideal amount of time to hire a publicist ahead of the product’s release?
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Is there longevity as a Publicist?
Definitely! There are always new clients, new opportunities and new ways to connect with the public.
The most important advice you would give up-and-coming publicists?
Learn first. Don’t just assume because you know a couple of people in Media that you can do this job. Not every outlet will fit every client.
Is the publicity landscape still the same as when you first got into the game?
It’s not. Unfortunately, there is a lot of “Pay 2 Play”.
What is a lot of publicist doing wrong these days?
Honestly, I believe everyone has their way. Is the way I would do it, not all the time but I have never been in the business of judging others methods.
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Brooklyn born and raised, but now residing in Phoenix, Dante “Dough Boyy” Campbell is an independent rap/hip-hop artist. With his following on the East coast he relocated to the West coast where he is now ready to begin his takeover.
After a year of making contacts and performing in several local shows to get the Arizona music scene and culture familiar with his name and face, he’s got new music ready to come your way. He has been working tirelessly on his upcoming EP which will be titled “Coast to Coast” to keep the anticipation building for the release of his new project he is releasing a new single.
The new single is titled “Nah Mean” and is now available across the internet on all digital music platforms. Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, etc. With this release and the mixtape soon to come, “Dough Boyy” will soon become a household name.
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Booking Contact: email@example.com
You Tube video link: https://youtu.be/SCCcts48cCM
30 years later and BK’s illest female MC is ‘still not having it’ from 90’s charismatic MC… Positive K and MC Lyte revisit their first collaboration “I’m Not Having It”, which ranked #16 on Billboard charts.
“This is the kind of song that can get nominated for a Grammy Award, a duet album would be phenomenal. I find it incredible that after 30 years MC Lyte and I haven’t skipped a beat. We have so much chemistry now as we did then.” -Positive K
The duo re-creates the classic and presents “I’m Still Not having It.” The animated visuals capture the unparalleled star quality between the two. K, who pulls out all the stops from flowers, diamonds, and smooth tongue talk to his irresistible lips just can’t seem to win over the no bullsh*t having Lyte. The Brooklyn MC, acclaimed for her straight up ego crushing bars, knocks K down in every smooth-talking attempt he corners her with.
The back and forth lyrical flow are intact with quick-witted punchlines that will leave the ‘Wild’n Out” crew speechless and Hip-Hop eccentrics playing the record on repeat.
“A return to the ‘feel food’ days. I’ve always loved working with Positive K because that’s what he is, Positive. Working with him is easy and effortlessly, the music from “Still Not Having It” is one of my favorite songs from Bill Withers.” -MC Lyte
Watch the video above and stream “I’m Still Not Having It” here.
An up and coming artist that promotes his music for now through indie platforms with his eyes on a big break. With the product to back up his aspirations, L-Mizzy is doing his diligence to become a household name in the industry. A writer in many variations, L-Mizzy has begun to craft short films and other forms of screenplay. Recently he received a role in a web series called “Let’s Go”, where he is able to tap into a new skill set he hasn’t explore much in the past. I sat down to kick it with L-Mizzy about his grind and plans for the New Year. Check out the interview below:
Jason Bourne: At what age did u start to practice writing down your thoughts and what prompted that action?
L-Mizzy: The spark came when I heard Slim Shady. I felt like if he can do it, I can do it. My big bro always told me I could rap he said it was in me. Hearing Em just sparked it.
Jason Bourne: Do u consider yourself a writer as a whole, or just a Hip Hop MC?
L-Mizzy: I consider myself both. I’ve been writing for some time. But, I will say I’m always working on becoming a better MC.
Jason Bourne: As a creative what are some of your goals outside of Hip Hop?
L-Mizzy: I have aspirations in different lanes from Fashion to Film, Real Estate and some other things that aim at creating opportunity.
Jason Bourne: For someone just getting in tuned, who is L-Mizzy?
L-Mizzy: A King, an inspiration, father, hustler, and comedian. I’m also a lover, a hero and at times I am the villain. Most of all I am God fearing and honest individual.
Jason Bourne: How much of an influence did Brownsville have on you as a child and a man today?
L-Mizzy: Growing up in Brownsville showed me the importance of standing on my own two feet. Taking care of business is gangster to me.
Jason Bourne: In your presser, you say that you want to make a change in the world – put that into words for us?
L-Mizzy: I just choose to be an inspiration and motivation rather than a hindrance to my people. I rather give game than run game. I’m here to open doors and be a leader. Most of all I want my people to win!
Jason Bourne: What does that look like in action?
L-Mizzy: Waking up motivated; never bending. Keeping faith, working hard and setting goals have been my formula.
Jason Bourne: Performance wise, what are some of the highlights in your career thus far?
L-Mizzy: Some of my career highlights would be the countless times I won competitions that got me to bigger shows and platforms. I also had the opportunity to throw my own show and give other local talent a chance to shine and showcase their skills.
Jason Bourne: One executive you wish you could meet today, why and what would u tell them?
L-Mizzy: I would love to meet Jay Z in the right setting. I want that Roc Nation situation. I’m sure they have the means to bring me to the next level.
Jason Bourne: Web series is a big thing in NYC right now. I see a lot of artists gravitate to it; do u think it has helped u as an artist?
L-Mizzy: Funny you say that I actually had a small role in the web series “Let’s Go.” I played a drug dealer named CJ. But as an artist I don’t think it really did much for me. Probably if I had a recurring role.
Jason Bourne: Your new single, Right Now, the video is getting good feedback. How was it working with Painfully Gifted Visuals?
L-Mizzy: We work well together. I bring my vision then we make it a movie.
Jason Bourne: What can we expect top of 2019 from L Mizzy?
L-Mizzy: A bunch of fire. I have new videos dropping and will be doing more shows and definitely knocking out more interviews. I’m wrapping up a project entitled “Throne Talk.” I will be dropping a single off of that real soon to hit push the button on this New Year and continue the momentum from “Right Now.” Also quiet as kept, there is a remix coming soon. I’m definitely making 2019 the year of the King; don’t sleep it gets better. I’m excited about 2019 and I’m sure my #Villains will be too.
A creator whose understanding of life derives from “Old Brooklyn,” E Haze incorporates many of his own life experiences as well as references in the third party when it comes to his music. Thankful for his innate skillset, E Haze splashed on the scene in 2014 with his Ladies & Gentleman project endorsed by Pulsar Entertainment. Now focusing on a breakout 2019, E Haze has delivered his new single Slow Motion ft. Qivory, Regine Garnier and Versatil. Listen to his segment on #TheBreakdown and click the download stream link below:
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