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|Thurs, September 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Born in Brownsville, NY but raised in Birmingham, AL, 23-year-old rapper Michael "Mic Moe" Morris has a thoroughly diverse sound that encompasses both his southern and east coast roots. His stage moniker cleverly as well as clearly defines who he is, what he does and what he wants. The witty MC prides himself on his superb play on words, an intrinsic skill he has perfected over the years.
Music is embedded in Mic Moe's DNA; he grew up in a household where sounds were constantly flowing in every room. If music wasn't streaming from the house speakers, he was surrounded by it when his mother would take him to concerts and jazz festivals. In middle school, the young spitter learned to play the piano and began playing the baritone in the band. As he got older, Mic Moe didn't participate in football or basketball like his friends, instead he wrote rhymes and recorded them as his sport; turned out he was good at it. The gifted lyricist distinguishes himself from his hip-hop counterparts by his use of inventive metaphors and hyperactive voice. The ecstatic energy he effortlessly exudes when he performs further appeals to his growing and diverse fan base.
Mic Moe possesses a confident combination of marrying tone and tempo, which assists him in inspiring listeners by painting pictures using his distinctive vocabulary. On his single "No Cake," we find him in his creative sweet spot. It's an easy track to listen to from front to back, a rare thing in the rap world. The record was brought to life while Mic Moe was sitting in his car and began freestyling over a gritty, hard-driving beat made by a friend. His unique approach to making songs is as impressive and diverse as his musical inspirations. From Jay Z and Nas to TI and J. Cole, the emerging rapper is a student of the game. He is constantly writing, working and mastering his craft and as a result, winning.
His tenacious spirit and work ethic can be accredited to time well spent in the military. Upon graduating high school, Mic Moe found himself with the choice of serving time behind bars or his country; he chose the latter. What he thought would break him down actually developed his character and helped to prepare him for the career success he is currently experiencing. While performing his government duties, he never stopped pursuing his passion.
Mic Moe considers himself an entertainer just as much as he does an artist. He built his reputation as a crowd pleaser as an opening act at 16 years of age for rappers like OJ Da Juiceman and Webbie. He would perform in front of an audience of thousands on Sunday nights and attend school on Monday mornings. His love for God has also played a huge part in his life and the devotion seems to be paying off. "I wouldn't be where I'm at if it wasn't for Him," says Mic Moe. "I'm very spiritual and religious and feel like I will continue to advance in His time, not on mine." Spoken like a true soldier
|Thurs, September 22, 2016 at 7:13 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
#NerveDJs Anniversary Weekend October 14,15 & 16th Cleveland Ohio. A&R Showdown, Music Conference, Writers Session "Write to Da Beat", DJ GET DOWN, Awards presentation, Showcases and Parties each night!!!Music by Nerve DJs Allstars!Special Guest Reggie Hawkins SiriusXM Radio, Dru Rives (Def Jam), James McMillan (Est 19xx), Ron Stew (Atlantic Records), @djslugomusic (Blok Club DJs), @djslikk (Kymp Kamp DJs) more TBA Register, Purchase your performance slots here: po.st/13thNerVeDJs
|Wed, March 9, 2016 at 6:08 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Check them out online now at http://www.clickskicks.com/
About ClicksIn 2000, Jam Master Jay had a dream for a store that would represent the cultural impact of adidas and Run-DMC. With the full blessing of adidas, it was going to be a celebration of the brand and the band that made history. Unfortunately, that dream was put on hold because of Jay's passing. Now we are all here to fulfill that dream with CLICKS, the embodiment of (CL)othes and k(ICKS) that defines our culture. With the explosion of sneaker culture into the mainstream and the emergence of many boutique stores we decided now is the time to take it one step higher and create what we call "the unique boutique". On the song "My adidas" I said we took the beat (the sounds, the fashion and the vibes) and put it on TV for all to see. With CLICKS being a living and breathing place you can go, you not only see it, but you live and feel the powerful and positive impact on the world that was created when adidas and Hip-Hop united! Clicks is what happens what you feel something real and powerful. It happened when I put on "My adidas" sneakers for the first time and became something that inspired and excited generations for years to come. CLICKS will do the same. CLICKS is it! Jason 'Jam-Master Jay' MizellJason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002), also known as Jam-Master Jay, was the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. He helped define the sound of the band and the style of the black hats and Adidas shoes that became synonymous with their name. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became the biggest hip-hop group and are credited with breaking hip-hop into mainstream music.He started DJing at the age of 13. He first started playing at parks and later played at bars.Once he got a pair of Technics 1200s he improved rapidly since he was able to practice at night with headphones on when he was supposed to be sleeping. Mizell became a DJ because he "just wanted to be a part of the band". Prior to joining Run-D.M.C. he played bass and drums in several garage bands. In 1982 he hooked up with Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels just after they graduated from high school and agreed to DJ for them because he wanted to be part of the band. On Run-D.M.C's album Raising Hell, Mizell played keyboards, bass, and live drums in addition to his turntable work. Mizell remained in his childhood neighborhood in Hollis, Queens his entire life. In 1989, Mizell established the label Jam Master Jay Records, which scored a success in 1993 with the band Onyx.He also connected Chuck D with Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin. After achieving relative prominence, Mizell was known to use the alias Jay Gambulos so as to avoid unwanted public attention.He is also related to the Mizell Brothers, a popular production team for Gary Bartz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, and others. In 2002, Mizell founded the 'Scratch DJ Academy' in Manhattan to "provide unparalleled education and access to the art form of the DJ and producer.Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is a legendary music icon who first impacted the world over 25 years ago. From the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone to the first to appear on MTV, Grammy nominated Run-DMC changed music, culture, fashion, language and made American history. It would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. 30 million record sales later, and more than ten years after the untimely death of his bandmate Jam Master Jay, DMC still continues to create,inspire and motivate. In 2009 as a member of Run-DMC, he was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. But the music for DMC continues to inspire! He recently released two singles, "Attention Please" featuring Pauley Perrette and "Noise Revolution" featuring Static X in advance of a new album to be released in 2015. When he's not in the studio he's on the road with his rock band performing around the globe.He just launched a comic book company called Darryl Makes Comics, a new journey that helps bridge the gap between the worlds of hip-hop and the fantastic adventures he got wrapped up in as a youth. The full length graphic novel just hit stories in October 2014! He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed autobiography entitled, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC (St. Martins) and the award winning solo album Checks, Thugs & Rock and Roll. That album featured the hig single "Just Like Me" with Sarah McLaughlin, a song DMC wrote after discovering he was adopted, that spoke to his new revelation and began his journey down another life path, in search of his birth mother. While his search struggle was captured in the 2007 Emmy Winning VH1 documentary DMC: My Adoption Journey, the process gave DMC tremendous insight and purpose, prompting him to become an advocate for adoption and children in foster care.In between his work as a musician, published author and speaker, DMC co-founded the Felix Organization, a non-profit that works with adoptees and foster children. McDaniels has been invited to the White House by President Obama to address various youth groups on responsibility during a Father's Day celebration and has appeared before Congress and various State legislatures in support of adoptees and foster children.He has received various awards including the Hard Rock's Love All Serve All Award for his numerous philanthropic endeavors, Doing Art Together (DAT) Honoree for his contributions to helping under-served communities in NYC in the classroom and life, and has received the coveted CHILDREN'S RIGHTS Champion Award for his tireless work on behalf of foster children through his FELIX ORGANIZATION/ Adoptees for Children, as well as his work providing other year-round opportunities for children in foster care. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Entertainment and MSG Media, to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.In between his graphic novel adventures, his philanthropic work, and performing/recording with his band, DMC has recently been featured on various other artists' projects including new music by Grand Rapid's Pop Evil and Mexico's Molotov to name a few. He is currently working with Chuck D on an upcoming release for Chuck's new album and has been in the studio working with Tim Artmstrong (Rancid, Tim Timebomb & Friends) on new material for his upcoming album.Eric "Shake" James Eric James or "Shake" as he is known to many, met RUN DMC in his teenage years when they were in town for a show and had the opportunity to play a basketball game with the legendary hip hop group. There him and Jam Master Jay struck up there friendship. Shake travelled the world with his best friend and the two would make songs, shop for shoes to collect, and play video games together.Shake has always had a huge love for Adidas dating back to his childhood, which he had in common with Jam Master Jay who came up with the iconic Adidas tracksuit and shell toes for the hip hop group. Shake was featured in Complex Magazine's "State of Sneakers: 40 Diehard Sneaker Fans." Shake and Jam Master Jay always talked about having there own Adidas Store and now that dream is a reality in Clicks. In memory of Jam Master Jay, Shake annually does a Jam Master Jay back to school giveaway sponsored by Adidas that gives shoes, backpacks, haircuts, and school supplies to underprivileged kids and currently this is the 5th year for this event
|Wed, January 13, 2016 at 9:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AWARD WINNING TELEVISION SHOW & MULTIMEDIA COMPANY
URBAN GRIND TV EMBARKS ON A NEW VENTURE WITH THE BOOTH RADIO SHOW PREMIERING TUESDAY JANUARY 19TH.
Chicago based multimedia company Urban Grind TV has expanded their footprint into new markets with their brand new radio show The Booth Radio which premieres Tuesday January 19th. By creating a synergy with its Television and Radio programs The Booth Radio Show offers artists an even bigger platform for their music. The Booth Radio Show will premiere through Houston,Texas based Rich Radio every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm and Rockford/Wisconsin based 103.7 Da Beat every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm. The Booth Radio Show will also be filmed live in the studio and broadcast on Urban Grind TV. Hosted by DJ & Television Host DJ MH2DA the radio show will interview artists, producers, and DJs from all around the country while breaking records from new artists and music veterans.
"We are excited about our new platforms and brand partnerships that allow us to expand our reach and create new opportunities for networking on a national level," says Urban Grind TV founder Wally Lockard. Urban Grind TV was founded in 2009 as an innovative outlet for independent artists to gain exposure alongside mainstream music acts. This urban entertainment television show is broadcast on Cable 25 in Chicago via Comcast, RCN, and WOW cable providers serving the Chicagoland market. The show features music, videos, interviews, entertainment, and VIP access to industry events around the country. UGTV has won numerous awards consistently over the last four years being recognized for everything from Chicago's Best Music TV Show to Midwest's Best Urban Media Outlet. The shows' past guests have included Snoop Dogg, Rakim, Common, Tito Jackson, Joe Jonas and even Pam Grier.
Urban Grind TV has been seen on Television for the past 5 years 14 seasons breaking artists and providing brand development in the entertainment industr