ShoGame Entertainment Artist, Michael Gassin releases his solo project, “The Country Boi In Cali”
Hattiesburg, Mississippi born, Michael Gassin is the transformation of Hustleman and “The Country Boi In Cali”, with a gritty edge and a laid back aggressive appeal. After many roads traveled, a redefined outlook along with a newfound passion for music itself and the “The Country Boi In Cali” – Michael Gassin was born.
Now equipped with more knowledge, skill-sets and a better overall team, Michael Gassin is stronger than ever. His hunger burns deep, continuing to fuel the high standard of consistent heat to stand out in a
crowd. A true artist with deep roots from the Mississippi to the Bay presenting heavy ass dope party tracks to smoke, dance and ride to. Check out his cover feature on the Legendary Dope Boy’s Magazine February issue.
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Chicago-bred Hip Hop Artist, Smooth Kid Dino teams up with KD Young Cocky on his Latest Single, “Bankroll” Visual
Chicago’s very own, Smooth Kid Dino is an up and coming Hip-hop artist who grew up on the South Side of Chicago. SKD appoints KD Young Cocky -who is also from ‘The Chi” – on the visual to his latest single, “Bankroll.”
In 2014, Smooth Kid Dino broke into the music industry with songs like “All I Do Is Flex'” Irritated” and “Bandz Up.” Ashe makes a name for himself, his singles gain local Fm radio play, Worldstar hip-hop features, and thousands of Youtube views. Smooth has worked with several independent artists like BreadGang Tavo, Tripstar, Prince CEO and Arri.
Smooth Kid Dino has since released several singles and been featured on various mixtapes. In 2018, his crowning achievement, so far, is the release of his first album, “Underrated.” After watching the video, click the link, and experience why Smooth Kid Dino is the most underrated artist in the game.
Oakland Legend, Jonah Melvon Returns with 2 New Solid Singles from His Forthcoming Album, “Rain Water Project”
Jonah Melvon is an Oakland legend with dreams to keep holding the game upon his shoulders. Singing, rapping, mentor to young cats, business owner, entrepreneur, activist, and connector Jonah lives and breathes -‘The Bay’. His music draws people to him with a familiar flare that makes people fall in love with his smooth swag. Old school soul with a heart to stand on the cutting edge of music, Jonah brings crowds back time and time again.
Described as a cross between Common and Musiq Soulchild, with charisma that can not be defined comes Oakland legend, Jonah Melvon. Setting the tone for one epic year with 2 singles from his new album, ‘Rain Water Project.’ The soulful new singles, “What’s Good For You” and “Mom and Pops” come just in time for the first and most pertinent holiday of the year, MLK Day 2019. Both being huge grooves, “What’s Good For You” and “Mom and Pops” shine in Jonah’s ability to create rich experiences through his art, providing good ol’ soul food or soul music, as it is often called. “Mom and Pops” takes us to a hopeful time in the future where we as a culture support our own. While “What’s Good For You” meshes Spoken Word, Hip Hop and Soul Music into one dope recipe filled with food for thought.
Having played with Miguel, Goapele, Ledisi, T.I., EPMD, Black Eyed Peas, and Heiro (just to name a few), as well as tearing up the Oakland’s underground scene. Jonah Melvon is back to making waves in an oftentimes monotonous industry. By making passionate music with an unwavering commitment to excellence, Melvon has been able to carve out a lane of his own, all while keeping it cutting edge and true to self.
Whisper his name in any circle around ‘The Bay’ and people remember his poetic delivery and the first time they got caught up in the experience he brings with every show. Whether at a festival, in an underground club for locals or on the big stage Jonah Melvon’s performance is the same, Brilliant, and cannot be ignored. Get familiar with The Bay Area legend through “Rain Water Project,’ available now on all digital streaming platforms.
Atlanta Native, Vish-K hits the Scene with his latest single “Can I”
Vish-K is a hip-hop artist from the East Side of Atlanta. Since the age of 16, he began taking his music career seriously. At the age of 32, perfecting his craft is not an option. Vish-K is the first-generation American from a Nigerian background. Thru his culture he was able to listen, and study different music legends before his time.
“I’m making the best music I’ve ever made before in my whole entire life”
In 2007, His debut mix-tape titled “Ambition” was released which helped him gain traction from performing at multiple talent shows, open mics, and clubs. Shortly after, while residing in Savannah, Georgia, Vish -K caught a federal charge and served 3 years in prison.
After his release in 2016, he diligently worked on his “EP” titled ” Vish-K Time.” He has been eager to tell his life-scriptures thru his music and his love of Hip-Hop. Be prepared to hear his style and creativity, Vish-K is making a pledge that 2019 will be his breakout year to the music industry.
New York Native, Nyasia Chane’l releases her latest single “Her Roar” from upcoming EP
Nyasia Chane’l grew up in the small town of Fallsburg in the Catskills region of Upstate New York. Known then as Nyasia Harris she began to express herself creatively at an early age. Through the years she was always singing, dazzling both parishioners in the pews at church and her classmates in the halls of her high school.
Inspired by Lil Wayne and his ode to the early 2000s with “Uproar’ sampling the G-Dep smash hit “Special Delivery”, Nyasia decided for her version to add elements of Ashanti’s smash hit “Happy” which was a huge hit during that era. “Her-Roar” is an ode to one of Nyasia’s idols Ashanti a Hip-Hop Soul icon. Though only 5 songs deep, the song selection for Nyasia’s “The Idol EP” will surprise the industry as she tackles popular records and makes them her own.
Nyasia Chane’l is currently receiving an abundance of attention for her debut single “Do it Like That” (Remix). “Do it Like That” (Remix) debuted in New York City’s Power 105.1 FM by DJ Norie and has helped to launch a career that is brimming with potential. Nyasia Chane’l is currently performing at venues all across the Tri-State and building her fan base one fan at a time endeavoring to make her mark as the next princess of R&B.
Nyasia Chanel and Dancehall artist, Jay Bankz remixed her latest single, “Do it Like That”
On a balmy summer night surrounded by family, young R&B songstress Nyasia Chane’l excitedly listened as her song played. That Sunday night on July 29, 2018, DJ Norie of Power 105.1 FM debuted the remix to her single “Do It Like That” featuring Dancehall artiste Jay Bankz.
Nyasia Chane’l grew up in the small town of Fallsburg in the Catskills region of Upstate New York. Known then as Nyasia Harris, she began to express herself creatively at an early age. “I’ve been singing since I was four years old. Music has been my passion and my creative expression all my life.” She says. Through the years she was always singing, dazzling both parishioners in the pews at church and her classmates in the halls of her high school.
It was always evident that Nyasia had raw talent, so at the age of 20, she began exploring her music more seriously. Nyasia recorded a demo, and after hearing her voice through the microphone, she knew that this was something she could enjoy doing professionally. With the encouragement of her friends and family, Nyasia began to write her songs and record them. She started to create her sound based on the R&B and Soul singers she grew up listening to.
Her music began to spark local interest and she was invited to perform at various venues across the tristate, including playing with the legendary Blues performer, Grand Slam Allen, at the Resorts Worlds Catskills Casino, and as an opening act for award-winning R&B crooner August Alsina at the Chance Theater located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Initially released in January of 2018, “Do it Like That” was written by Nyasia Chanel and produced by Vic On The Beat. It’s well received by both industry insiders and the public alike. “Do it like that” began to garner moderate success, receiving airplay on local and internet radio stations across the country. Audiences enjoyed the track during her live performances. Nyasia felt that the Caribbean vibe of the song needed to be refreshed, enter Jay Bankz, who contributes an authentic “dancehall deejay” element which perfectly complimented the sultry vocals on the record.
Jay Bankz is an up and coming independent artist, hailing from Jamaica and currently resides in the United States. Jay Bankz latest single “Success” is making its way up the independent Dancehall charts in Jamaica and is one of the most sought-after rookies in the game.
The musical chemistry between Bankz and Nyasia has been prominently on display all summer long during their live performances “Do It Like That” is currently available on all major streaming platforms.
From the “Spiritual Ammo” double CD, the debut single ” Seeds in the Field” is making a heartfelt statement on the world wide web. Deacon Don DyDy recorded “Seeds in the Field” with his son before the tragedy. The video is based on a true story and depicts repeatable life occurrences in every sector of the world.
This story is a beacon to lure the families of the hip-hop generation toward a more spiritual message. Cameo appearances include Minister Deborah Simpkins, Reverend Al Sharpton (NAN Network) Treach (Naughty by Nature), Vinnie (Naughty by Nature) and the Jaguars, The football team of East Orange Campus High School.
Video filmed by The Creative Gods and directed by Hezues R.
The single can be purchased on all digital music outlets:
Chicago Rap Artist, Big Homie Flash debuts his new single, “Posted In Da Trap”
Chicago’s very own, Big Homie Flash releases his debut single, “Posted in Da Trap” from his forthcoming EP, Hood Chronicles: Life in a Flash Edition. As a solid member of The Loud Pack Team, Flash decided to branch out on his own with the solo project. The EP, Hood Chronicles: Life in a Flash Edition will have 6 tracks including Chicago artists, King Bone and KD Young Cocky. This project is long due and worth waiting for.
Be sure to connect on social media outlets @BigHomieFlash.
It’s been eight years and six months since Smoke D brought that undeniable underground sound made possible in part by himself as well as two trailblazing Southern rappers Bun-B and Pimp C, collectively known as UGK. And since touching down on free ground August 27, it’s evident that his homecoming has been a long-awaited welcome.
Within a month of being released from prison, he has received rave reviews online for his comeback single “When the Feds Pull Up” featuring Bukwild. Over a silky smooth interpolation of R. Kelly’s classic “When A Woman’s Fed Up” accented by piercing piano chords and acoustic guitar strums, Smoke honestly and unapologetically breaks down the possible consequences of living on the other side of the law.
And with a highly anticipated mixtape and full-length album distributed via Trill Life Entertainment on the way, diehard fans across the nation celebrate the return of the trill.
“Judging from the internet response of my first leaked single, I definitely have an audience already in place,” I’m bringing them back that underground sound that was there before and bringing in a better way and pick up where Pimp left off…I learned a lot from Pimp as far as coming up with that UGK sound,” I learned how to rap from him and how to produce.”
Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Mississippi since he was six weeks old, Smoke D came up in the sleepy town of Crystal Springs, right outside the state’s capitol city Jackson. When he was 15, his mother packed up the young man and his six siblings and relocated to the faster-paced Capitol City.
“Jackson was a lot different than Crystal Springs. There were a lot of gangs in Jackson so I got acclimated to the streets through gang activity,” he recalls. “It’s just another state with another ghetto. It’s a lot of poverty. It’s just a rat race. Even if you win the race, you’re still just a rat.”
Despite all of his dirty dealings in the streets, Smoke managed to make it college. He had a friend from Crystal Springs who also attended Hinds Community College but pursued a rap career on the side. The friend invited Smoke to travel with him to Lansing, Mich. for his studio session. There, he rubbed elbows with such celebrated Flint rappers the Dayton Family.
It just so happened that the studio owner’s son wanted to record a song of his own but no one would help him. After getting the nod from his father, Smoke wrote a song with the kid called “The Pimp Mack Hustle.” Smoke only intended it to be a joke record and was mainly concerned with helping his friend’s career.
When Smoke and his friend brought their music back to Mississippi, they circulated the tapes amongst their friends. One of those friends was a local club owner named Stokes who passed both tapes along to Bun and Pimp, who were performing at the club that night.
“Out of the blue, I get a call from Stokes telling me to come to the club,” Smoke recalls. “I didn’t know what he wanted.”
When Smoke arrived at the club, the owner told him to go out to the back door of the club. “When I got out back, it was a limo back there. So I got in the limo and it was three girls in the limo with Pimp and Bun,” Smoke remembers. “We were listening to the music and listened to the song I did with the little boy, and Pimp invited me to come to his house for two weeks. I ended up staying for two years.”
At the time, UGK had recently signed a major label deal with Jive Records and were recording their 1994 seminal Southern classic album Super Tight in New Orleans. They were working on a record entitled “Front Back Side to Side” and asked Smoke to get on the song. With menial promotions and virtually no airplay, Super Tight went gold and “Front, Back, & Side to Side” became a hit single for the Texas-based group.
That one verse featuring Smoke’s gritty lyrics established him as one of the up-and-coming voices in Southern hip-hop. Among true fans of Southern rap music, he was a legend in the making and hadn’t even released his first record yet.
The success of “Front, Back, & Side to Side” caused things to really take off for Smoke. He toured with UGK, and he and Pimp C worked on tracks that would be on Smoke’s highly anticipated solo album, but before he could finish recording the album, his life took a tragic turn. Smoke had a run-in with the law that resulted in his serving a 10-year bid for manslaughter.
“My life changed after that. I wanted to keep it real and still hang in the ghetto,” he admits. “I didn’t have guidance. I was doing whatever I felt like, going wherever the wind blew me… People who are from the same place where you are from resent you for trying to do better. Back then, I was too naive to understand that.”
While locked up, Smoke recorded an audio message to let Pimp, Bun and the rest of the crew know that he was ok. Pimp chopped it up and put the audio as song intros on the next gold-selling album Ridin’ Dirty.
“While I was in the penitentiary, it put a lot more hype on me,” says Smoke. “That got me respect in the prison because I was trying to do something. God blessed me all the way.”
As luck would have it, though, 10 days after Smoke got out of prison, Pimp was on his way to prison. “I got out expecting an easy road but it didn’t turn out that way,” he says. “I was really out there on my own, trying to avoid trouble. I waiting on Pimp…I was rap hustling and street hustling.”
That street hustling gained him another round trip ticket to prison as Pimp was being released. “Before Pimp got out, I was back in trouble so when he was getting out, I was headed back in,” says Smoke. “By the time we got to reconnect again, he was found dead in California. I don’t know if it was God’s will for us not to coexist in the same space or something. I don’t know.”
On his last sentence, Smoke faced a 20-year bid but got out on “good time” for participating in rehabilitation classes. Last year, prior to his release, several previously unreleased tracks from Smoke, Pimp C, Bun-B and Lil Boosie, among others, were released on Smoke D’s mixtape The Lost Files, hosted and mixed by DJ Big House.
“A whole lot of people know who I am but they don’t see my face,” says Smoke. “I’m not a person who’s always out. I stick to myself but now it’s time to use my talents to further my family and people I know and love.” And that’s exactly what he is set to do with his forthcoming mixtape and full-length album fueled by runaway single “When the Feds Pull Up.”
“Before, I had this big house built as far as the music. But since I’ve been gone, the house done got old. So I’m in the process of rebuilding, reestablishing and bringing everything back up to date.”