Krown Debuts New Mixtape “Nothing Lasts Forever”

Legendary music icon Doodlebug Cee-Knowledge presents up and coming singer, songwriter, and recording artist KROWN.  The Tri-State area talented and versatile artist delivers a modern flow of Funk and Alternative Hip-Hop for all generations of music purists and enthusiasts to embrace.
KROWN’s debut project “Nothing Lasts Forever” is available for free streaming and download. The mixtape is executively produced by Cee-Knowledge with contributing production by Quickly Quickly, Steve Young, Beatjoven, LA Soulchyld, RIVR, Oui Lele, Whitecliffs, Strkfr, Krapf, and Cairo.

“I chose this as the name for my first project because I feel like those words perfectly capture the stage I’m at in life right now. The theme of this project is saying goodbye to the old me, the way I used to be, the things I used to believe, the way I used to see the world. This is a compilation of songs that prior to this, I would’ve been too scared to show anyone, let alone the world. At 22, This not only marks the beginning to my career but the beginning of who I truly am and what I’m truly supposed to be doing in this world. Because as they say, Nothing Last Forever..”–KROWN

The leading single/video “Wassup” describes a young man looking for love while weeding out deceptive women and remaining focused on success. KROWN displays intermittent jazzy vocals and ear captivating lyrics over an arrangement of fused soul and effervescent production originally sampled from Donell Jone’s 1999 R&B hit “U Know What’s Up.”  Stream “Nothing Lasts Forever” on Bandcamp.

About KROWN

KROWN’s movement in the music industry thus far hasn’t gone without notice or recognition.  His journey began early on in high school when he formed a rap group and released a few local hits. From there he scored several modeling gigs with BET, Phat Farm, and Nickelodeon. After a brief hiatus KROWN ventured out to Los Angeles to reinvent his musical journey and to evolve the record label and collective Uplifted World.

 

Sos Bishop Freestyles Over “Recognize” by DJ Premier & The Lox @SosBishop

Bronx native and Hip Hop artist Sos Bishop freestyles over “Recognize” instrumental by DJ Premier and The Lox.   Bishop elicits raw and uncut bars with concrete substance that can’t be ignored by the industry! Tune in to this freestyle and “recognize” Bishop’s perfected flow and sound deliverance, synchronized to this notorious beat…

“I got the game on lock soon as I touchdown…” -Sos Bishop

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Albany’s Own Emcee Clear Mind Is Gaining Well Deserved Respect From His New Project @Kvng_Clear

Residing in Albany, New York is up and coming local artist by the name of Clear Mind.  With a large grass root fan base, he is on his way to claim fame outside of the Tri-State area as evidenced by mass media footage, live events, showcases, and radio airplay.  I was shockingly impressed when I caught wind to his newly released mixtape “Swords, Metaphors, & Pressure Points”, which is predominately self-produced by Clear Mind.  I was also astonished by his level of excellence and execution with lyricism, versatility, and beat selection.  Not one track is repetitive in flow, rhyme, sound, or message. He gives listeners something real to grasp, embrace and relate to especially with tracks “Fire at my Feet”, “Legend”, “Walk with Me” and the most heartfelt track “Freestylin’ Under Influence”.  This mixtape also illuminates a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, and personal scriptures which define Clear Mind as artist and man, from struggles to confidence, and with the certainty of becoming a legend in his own right. Clear Mind has the ability and conviction to create timeless and extraordinary music.

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New Music by John Jigg$, “Pull Up” Produced by DJ Six3one @JiggsTheGreat

Long Island, NY, native and Hip Hop artist John Jigg$ adheres to the limelight while releasing hit after hit! The world knows Jigg$ as the skilled emcee dropping killer bombs on Sirius XM, Hot 97, Sway’s Universe, Kid Capri’s The Block Party, and on stages in established venues and arenas across the states!  Most recently Jigg$ has teamed up with Parish PMD and is featured on PMD’s new album “Busine$$ Mentality”.
Jigg$ leaves no opportunity to allow his status of growing icon and other successful accomplishments to sink in.  Rather, he does what he does best and knuckles down in the studio to create more magic!  In his latest release “Pull Up” Jigg$ delivers an anthem fit for a workout, a military drill,  hustling through the hard knock life, but also an anthem to grab bottles in the club to celebrate that disciplined grind!  With a funky, and smooth sampled rock beat combined with a catchy Hip Hop flow, this is a sure-fire for pressing repeat!

“When I apply pressure they rollback like foreskin”-John Jigg$


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CHICAGO’S GROWING ICON PRECISE TALKS HIP HOP, YOUTH, MILLION MAN MARCH, & MORE |@PRECISE_CHI

MJ: MJ here with ArtMuzo Live.   I’m excited for tonight’s interview as it’s always a pleasure to chop it up with Chicago’s own Hip Hop Artist, Actor, Motivational Speaker, and Writer Eddy Lamarre, known worldwide as Precise.  Here we are 4 years later and I want to first and foremost thank you for taking time from your industry moves for another interview! Let me also say that 4 years later I still listen to “Ladies Love Mixtapes” on a regular basis!
Precise: Hey MJ, thank you so much for that. I really appreciate you and the fact that you still listen to LLM, means so much.
MJ:  For those who are not familiar you grew up in a Haitian household where music was as natural as eating!  Your father was in a band and played instruments. What was it like for you to watch your father in his element?  Was that the initial spark that ignited your passion and love for music?
Precise: What I remember mostly was being surrounded by music all the time. The camaraderie and creativity always intrigued me. I knew it was something I always wanted to do. Hip-Hop provided the vehicle for me to follow this dream.
MJ:  You mention how you always dreamed about becoming a rapper.  But your first taste of Hip Hop and the culture was deejaying.  How did that evolve?  From there you went on to join a Hip Hop group.  Did you feel that something was missing?  Did you feel the need to experience and emerge into more within the culture? Is that when you decided to begin a solo career?
Precise: As a Chicagoan from the south side of the city House Music was always prevalent. I was always impressed by the blends and one of my friends John Evans who is a master at blending showed me the ropes. As I was learning how to deejay rap was evolving. I could always write and decided to write some rhymes the first verse I wrote was to Aaron Halls “Don’t be afraid”. It was mad wack but it got me started.  I did a few talent shows sharpened my skills then met two of my closest friends Vic “Creole the Individual” Moore and Christopher “Ideal” Rice, may he rest in peace. We formed Nub Earth and gained some notoriety in the city. Soon after life happened, we split and I decided not to put my pen on the shelf. I linked with Tye Hill and DJ Thunder of the Produktionix and we did my song “It’s On Me” and I was able to get back to what I love.
MJ:  You credit KRS-One, Slick Rick, Mos Def, Rakim, among other Hip Hop pioneers and legends for your style of lyricism.  You credit them as your canvas to paint beautiful images through lyrics.  I have followed you since our first interview about 4 years ago.  There are many attributes that classify you as unique and genuine.  The one attribute that stands out the most for me is your dedication to the culture of Hip Hop and not conforming to what media portrays as Hip Hop.  Hip Hop is not a genre of Music; it is a lifestyle.  Conforming to the latest trends that involve zero talent is a lane you refuse to follow.  Talk a little bit about that.
Precise: At some point in the evolution of Hip-Hop so many people would use rap and Hip-Hop interchangeably. I always want to make it clear that Hip-Hop is the culture and rap is one of the ways I express the culture. This culture has spread all over the world and it’s important not to lose sight of how it started and why its origins are important.
MJ:  22 years ago you had a life altering experience that continues to impact your life.  Share your Million Man March enlightenment.   What kind of influence did that historical event have on you as a man and as artist?
Precise: The Million March changed me in so many ways. The main way was it made me realize that I had to grow up and be a better man and a better father. Black men have a tough struggle around the world. To see one million black men gather for change was a transformation and always serves as a reference point in my development. I became more spiritual and self-aware. I continue to grow every day.
MJ:  I want to thank you!  Thank you for creating music not for the now, not for popular hits, but for the longevity!  “That Ol’ Boom Bap” is a perfect example of that music.  It is and will remain a timeless classic regardless of release date!  Share with us the story behind that track and how important that track is to you and to your fans, and to the culture of Hip Hop.
Precise: My manager Redell Drakeford linked me with an amazing DJ by the name of Dj Tekwun from New York. He was working on a release and I was fortunate enough to make the cut. “That Ol’ Boom Bap” is an ode to the culture and a nod to what is new. We can’t have one without the other.

MJ:  I want to also take this time to salute you!  Not only are you a phenomenal lyricist, but you are also an Actor, Writer, and Motivational Speaker.  How did those roles come about in your career?
Precise: All of us have a plethora of gifts. These are things that I was inspired to do. In this day and age there really is no excuse not to pursue your dreams. Nothing can stop you. I’ve done some sketch comedy, I write for the national publication Rollingout.com and I use my words to effect change. I speak truth to power. I speak life to the world.
MJ:  Talk about the youth!  Tell us the first three words that come to mind when you think of our youth.  Why has educating our youth become such a mission for you?
Precise: The first three words are love, future, and blessing. Educating the youth properly is important to not only their future but to ours because they are the leaders of tomorrow. We need to feed them properly and share positive vibes that lend to growth and a better world.
MJ:  For all your fans, supporters, and followers take a minute to share about current and upcoming projects.
Precise: I’m currently working on a project called “Man of the Ages”.  I have a song called “Speak Life” on all the streaming services that’s been picking up some steam. Right now I’m focused on getting better in all aspects of my life.
MJ:  Give us some fun facts!  Why Precise as your artist name?  What 3 artists are in your personal play list?  Where are your favorite places to tour?
Precise: I got my name from a Gangstarr song called “Precisely The Right Rhymes”… Right now the three artists I have in my playlist are Rapsody, Tyler the Creator, and G Herbo… I like New York, New Orleans, and Miami as places to tour.
MJ:  When we come back to the table in another 4 years what will we be catching up on?
Precise: 4 years from now when we catch up I hope to have grown as an artist and as someone who can influence others. My project would have broken some records and I’ll be moving on into the next phase of my career doing speaking tours.
MJ:  Is there anything else you would like the world to know about Precise?
Precise: I would like the world to know that I am doing this for a purpose. The reason I speak into a mic is for the uplifting of my people and the culture. I would also like people to know that I am grateful and appreciative to the creator for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. Also, stay focused, positive, and productive.
MJ:  I want to thank you again for taking the time out for MJ.  I want to thank you for being true to the culture and for creating that feel good music, that undeniable bona fide Hip Hop!

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BRONX’S OWN CONFLIKT RELEASES “STAY UP” VIDEO PRODUCED BY GUMMY BEATS X DJ PAIN 1 (@CONFLIKT718)

Up and coming artist Conflikt from Bronx, NY is paving the streets and creating his own lane when it comes to music.  Steering away from the club banger and popping bottle hits, “Stay Up” produced by Gummy Beats and DJ Pain 1 delivers a clear message.  Even in the darkness, in the self doubt and in the pain, it’s vital to point your head to the sky. “Higher than your word, I’m like an apostrophe.”
Conflikt delivers unequivocal and vivid punchlines with each lyric.  Even with the realization that “Life is a gamble, a knife with no handle” he declares to live life with no limitations, and has proven this much.  Conflikt continues to buildup his fan base and recognition with Coast 2 Coast competitions and showcases, Team Backpack tours, live performances across the East Coast, and for representing real Hip Hop!
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Hip Hop Duo Releases Exclusive Project “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars” |@nextwon8141

MJ here with ArtMuzo Live!  Joining me with brand new music and a tell all is Hip Hop Duo producer Nextwon, and MC Trauma known as DS9.
MJ:  Before we jump right in with the release of “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars” give us some history of how you two linked up with each other to create DS9.
MC Trauma: We met through a mutual friend and did a couple of dope joints. After that Nextwon asked me if I was interested in doing a project I said, and we took it from there.
Nextwon: Trauma and I linked up a few years ago through a mutual associate, and we hit it off right away!  We started collaborating and had been kicking around tracks for the past couple of years. But It wasn’t until about a year ago that DS9 was officially formed.
MJ:  How long was producing and emceeing a hobby before the epiphany hit to pursue it as a career?
Nextwon:  I had started making mixed tapes and beats about 20 years ago as a hobby with my crew Mentillstate.  We would sit and make beats and tracks in my basement.  Then I helped produce my first album Matrameru’s “Sandglass”.  It wasn’t until then that I really started collaborating with other artists and creating music for the public to hear.
MC Trauma: For me it goes way back to 1985. I never been interested in anything else really.
MJ:  I first listened to DS9 when Nextwon reached out to me with the new release of “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars”.   I was fascinated and mesmerized by both the lyrics and the production and the precision of it all! Tell the listeners all about the new release, from beginning to end!  We want to know the who, what, where, when, why, and how of “Death Planets and Dwarf Stars”.
MC Trauma: It wasn’t just a bang-bang creation. It took a while to finish, but it just came together real crazy like a drawn out blueprint.
Nextwon: We had a handful of tracks finished but really weren’t sure what direction the project was going.  Trauma sent me the lyrics to “100 Eyes” and I knew right then and there that we had something.  Once Trauma finished recording “End of the Day”, we knew the potential was there for this to be a really dope project.
MJ:  How do you think listeners and fans will react to the project?
Nextwon: We really tried to create an album that would appeal to the masses.  You got that old school boom bap vibe paired with a modern twist in the way Trauma delivers his lyrics.  I think heads will feel our energy.
MC Trauma: I think the audience we’re going for will feel it’s different and spacy.  But I think if they like that boom bap backpack, they will definitely dig it!
MJ:  Speaking of fans, many of them tend to get caught up in the glamour and glitz of the music industry.  Reality is there is an enormous amount of pressure, especially between producers and artists.  One can’t outshine the other, the flow and tempo and lyrics need to be in sync, and the business relationship has to be built on trust and respect.  Most importantly the chemistry has to be there!  Talk about that and share some of your challenges and some of the successes as duo.
MC Trauma: I don’t have a reason not to trust Nextwon.  It’s a fair exchange of respect that comes from the give and take.  When I ask for a beat I get it ASAP.  When he sends a beat he gets the song back ASAP.  Our chemistry just works!
Nextwon: Trauma has a way of bringing my beats to life with his clever lyrics and smooth delivery.  Although we have never been able to work in the studio together (since we reside in different parts of the country) our creative visions and ideas have blended together seamlessly. Thanks to social media, I have been able to connect with some of the dopest underground artists around the globe, with Trauma being one of them.
MJ:  For those that might not be familiar with DS9 describe your style.  As a Hip Hop duo what would coin as your contribution to Hip Hop?
Nextwon: I feel like this remains to be seen.   Our musical journey together has just begun and I hope when all is said and done that our unique style has made a mark in the game.
MC Trauma:  We bring that real Hip Hop!  We make Hip Hop great again, like for real!
MJ:  Take us into the studio, a day in the life of Nextwon and MC Trauma!  Give us three words to describe the end result.
Nextwon: Beats. Rhymes. Life.
MC Trauma: Weed.  No distractions. Good vibes.  I usually listen to music right before I record and not Hip Hop.
MJ:  I’m always curious about a few things when I interview artists…Who is in your playlist? What genres of music do you listen to?  If it wasn’t music where would you be today?  Lastly, the name!  For some choosing a group or artist name is like a movie title and there is a story behind it.  What is yours?
MC Trauma: Wu-Tang, RTJ, Jimmy Cliff, Bad Brains, and Hendrix, are a few artists in my playlist.  I listen to the blues, funk, punk, old school r&b, and old school rock.  I got my name after I was battling a rapper.  I remember someone in the audience saying I traumatized the other emcee, Trauma stuck ever since then.
Nextwon:   Right now I have Thundercat and Run the Jewels in heavy rotation.  I Can’t get enough of either.   I’m all over the map, good music is good music.  Whatever grabs me is what I listen to, well except for country.   I’m a family man and still work a 9-5.  But music is my love and my creative outlet.  No matter what I do or where I am in life, music will always be a part of it.   Trauma is responsible for the group name, he pitched it and we ran with it!
 MJ:  Give us an inside peak on what’s coming up for DS9 in 2018.
Nextwon: The Follow up to DP & DS is already in the works. While this album is infused with cuts from what I believe to be some of the dopest DJ’s in the world like RenROK (L.A), Memory Loss (Germany), & SuggieSugindabuilding (N.J.), our next album we hope to have appearances by some of the underground emcees that we know and have worked with individually.  It’s going to be dope!
MC Trauma: More stories, more lyrics, and more Hip Hop is always on the horizon.
MJ:  Before we wrap up, please let the readers, supports, and fans know where they can get their hands on “Dead Planets and Dwarf Stars”.
MC Trauma: I’LL let Nextwon answer that one but s/o collective resonance.
Nextwon: Check us out on bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, google play, amazon and most major platforms.  We are just one click away at  https://fanlink.to/deadplanetsanddwarfstars.
MJ:  Is there anything else you would like the world and “universe” to know about DS9?
Nextwon: Peep the album!  Big thanks to Collective Resonance, be sure to check them out at www.CollectiveResonance.net
MC Trauma: We are the Resistance!
I want to thank you both for taking time out for this interview, and I want to thank you for creating timeless music, Salute!
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