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Interview with Jonah Melvon

   

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing San Francisco Bay area artist Jonah Melvon. You can expect to see Jonah explode on the scene nationwide. He is a socially conscious  lyricist which is a breath of fresh are to today's  urban music scene.Q:   First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?I didn't really tap into music til my college years. I was def a late bloomer. I started unlocking my voice at open mics which lead to demo recordings. I denied my passion to do music because my household and my city had set the bar so high.

Q:  What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?Jump in the fire. Everyone has something to offer. That doesn't equate to having an amazing career "the way you might foresee it", but everyone does have a story to tell.

Q:When you decide it's time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?If it's a natural process of putting together a collection of writings over a period of time, that's less stressful for me. If I'm jumping in the fire from scratch with expectations, that causes way more anxiety.

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?I would say this is one of my gifts. I love being creative, and the initial process of building the skeleton is quite simple. Putting the meat on the bones however, can be more work depending on the intentions behind the song.

Q: What's your motto or the advice you live by?Build your own brand at some point of time. Submitting to other brands can be awesome, however building your own brand keeps you up at night just a little longer. To me it creates a more inspired life.

Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car right now?I been studying Daniel Ceasar and why his song writing is so effective. I also been enjoying the gifted Saba from Chicago.

Q :What are your future goals as a music artist?I will continue to build my craft, creating sounds that move me and hopefully my audience. In addition
I am always looking for sustainability in doing what I love as a creative, and looking to do the same for others. For me it's more than just doing art, it's the advocacy for artists having equity in their lives.

Q: What was your most memorable performance to date?I have many of these so it's hard to pin point one performance. It's like choosing your favorite artists, its hard because it changes with time.

Q :How can we follow you on social media ??Check me out on all platforms under my name @JonahMelvon

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Stream singer NIKIA's new video "Truth Syrum"

   

Stream singer NIKIA's new video "Truth Syrum"


Watch the powerful new video from singer Nikia dedicated to putting cheaters in their place, "Truth Syrum" featuring Wo-Billz.  Watch the video above and post your comments below.  Visit Nikia's official website at http://www.SoundsofNikia.com

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Introducing: Onsight Deeda

   

Introducing:  Onsight Deeda



Whether by the creator's design or by forces beyond our comprehension, in each generation there comes along a titan, a prodigy, and a champion. An individual that emits so much strength, so much raw magnetic appeal and energy that it can affect everyone and everything around them. Once again, this phenomenon has occurred, the bar of excellence has been raised, this time his name is Onsight Deeda.  Rapper Darron Carter has experienced more in his 17 years of life than most do in a lifetime. Some would refer to him as a victim of the streets others refer to him as a thug, gangsta or hoodlum. Known to his fans across the Gulf Coast and throughout the South as Onsight Deeda, the rapper takes listeners on a journey into his trials and tribulations through his music. Last year, he released visually graphic music video "Testimony" featuring fellow fugitive Lil Yah to YouTube while still on the run from the law. A few months later, he came back with shockingly autobiographical debut mixtape Public Enemy # 1. He has come a long way and is focused on turning his life around and devoting it to music in hopes it can give some insight on what really goes on in urban America. Born and raised in the small town of Abbeville, La., some 30 miles South of Lafayette, Onsight Deeda comes from a stable, two-parent home. His parents were hard workers who owned a used car dealership often on the road to car auctions or working a lot of hours leaving young Darron and his older brother Aaron with a lot of free time. While unsupervised the brothers gravitated towards the gangsters and hustlers in the streets. "I can't say that the negativity of streets was in me, but that's what I grew up around," Onsight Deeda clarifies. "I come from the hood. Either you eat or get eaten. I put it in my head that I'd rather be the one putting the pressure on people than the one taking the pressure. That's how I always looked at it. It's a jungle out there."Throughout his adolescence, Onsight Deeda was involved in all types of street beefs. Never one to back down or turn coward in any situation, he was arrested at least nine times since 2014 on nearly 30 different charges. At age 17, he started writing vivid, hard-edged rhymes reflective of the life  in the streets . "I recited three or four little bars to my cousin and he told me 'yo, you gotta go record that,'" Onsight Deeda recalls. "I'm thinking he's playing but he was like 'man, you really gotta go record that.'"Onsight Deeda hit the studio and even posted a music video to YouTube of the song aptly titled "F*** It." The video racked up 20,000 views in the first week. "After I seen that, I was like 'man, I can really rap.' I just took and ran with it," he says. "I was just playing and joking with the music. It was just something to pass time. I put my everything in my music and people wanted to hear my story. Just a year ago his future looked grim, he became the target and focus of Cpt. Clay Higgins of St Landry Parish Sheriff's Office in a highly publicized video that went viral garnering the attention of such media outlets as Crime Stoppers, Nancy Grace and Bill O'Reilly sparking a national manhunt for 7 young suspects. With a rifle the size of a bazooka strapped to his chest and an army of law enforcement officers and attack dogs, the trigger-happy cop used fear and intimidation to further fan the flames of racial fear and hatred toward young, black men in America. Referring to the accused as "animals" and "heathens," the mugshots of 10 recently arrested alleged members of the "Gremlin Gang" were splattered across the screen, reinforcing negative stereotypes of black men being criminals and thugs. Of the seven men on the run, Higgins specifically pointed out 17-year-old Darron Carter as "an uneducated, 125-pound punk" who he would be willing to meet "on solid ground anytime, anywhere, light or heavy...You won't walk away," Higgins threatens in the video. "Son, we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you," he warns.Not wanting to become a statistic Carter turned himself in to the police in March and was charged with six counts of attempted murder. After spending three months behind bars, however, all six charges against Carter were dropped.  For his role in slandering Carter's name, as well as dozens of other men and women over the years, Higgins was elected the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. Carter, on the other hand, transformed his struggles in the streets and battles with the law into a flourishing rap career as an outlet for channeling his anger, frustrations and future uncertainty. It's not often you come across a person with such a broad scope of talent. A person so naturally endowed with every component necessary to be thrust among the elite in his craft. Charisma he's got it, stage presence he's got it, lyrics he's got it, hard work ethic he's got it, that competitive killer instinct he's got it!Onsight Deeda was recently released on bond for second degree murder after being arrested again last year. Onsight Deeda was targeted by an overzealous detective trying to make a name for himself because of his high profile status. Even after multiple witnesses testified that he was trying to break up a fight and he didn't have a gun he was still charged with murder for being a good Samaritan. Putting this in his rearview he is staying  focused on his goals to give his fans what they want.Now a free man with the drama behind him, Onsight Deeda has assembled a cult-like fan base. Racking up thousands of YouTube views for music videos "Welcome Home" and "I'm A Gangster," he has organically grown loyal grassroots followers.  "The people around my way and surrounding areas know me " Onsight Deeda explains. ," Onsight Deeda reveals.. I'm just telling my story. My music is me. It's arrogant, and it's confident." Once this trend setting trailblazer is unleashed upon the world things will never be the same. There is a lesson to be learned, one wrong decision by Onsight Deeda and this story could have ended tragically, instead Onsight Deeda is proving to the world that circumstances are temporary, you can always change your life for the better.
His latest single "Shots Fired" has garnered the attention of some of the most discerning listeners and his fanbase is continuing to grow! Be on the look out for his upcoming hit single "Had Nothing" to drop!
Be A Part Of The Movement:Http://www.instagram.com/only_onsighthttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCMZ1dHTORiFSQ6v_zzYzNSwhttps://m.facebook.com/onsightdeeda
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NEW MUSIC: Abiona "So Many Things" (Reggae / Soul)

   

NEW MUSIC:  Abiona "So Many Things" (Reggae / Soul)



Listen to the new single from reggae / soul singer Abiona titled "So Many Things" here at the direct spreaker link below 
https://www.spreaker.com/user/6548104/abiona-so-many-things

Get more updates and information on Abiona by visiting her official music promo blog at http://www.AbionaMusic.blogspot.com

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NEW SINGLE:  "Look At Her Work" by DJ Choppzz featuring Baggz



Popular Charlotte, NC based party / club DJ, DJ Choppzz is now playing his own self produced tracks alongside the popular hits!  Listen to the first in a long series of club bangers by the hot Queen City Mobile DJ titled "Look At Her Work" featuring Baggz at the direct link below
https://www.spreaker.com/user/6548104/dj-choppzz-ft-baggz-look-at-her-work

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BLACK AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT:  MARKISHA WYETT BUNN A.K.A. "WHY YET"



Meet Author and Blacktopian Markisha Wyett Bunn AKA "Why Yet".  

Why Yet is a romantic with a love for helping others and a passion for writing poetry. She published her first collection of poems, Entangled Hearts, through Publish America in 2006 and re-released it through Blaq Rayn Publishing Plus in 2015. It is currently available on amazon.com. Delving into her experiences with love, Entangled Hearts describes the different stages relationships go through. Why Yet's new collection of poetry, Reflections: Past, Present, Future  published by Anitbeet Productions, takes on a deeper, inner look of self and how people allow themselves to become a part of mismatched unions. Why Yet wants to share her love of helping and her love of words one word at a time with her new company - Why Yet's Words - where her goal is to encourage, educate and empower all who encounter her. 

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KENDRA DEE launches NEW WEBSITE

   

KENDRA DEE launches NEW WEBSITE



Radio / podcast host, and popular Internet personality Kendra Dee launches her official website http://www.Kendra-Dee.com 

Check it out at the link above!  

Kendra Dee's hit show on Big Woo Radio, The Kendra Dee Experience will return on late February!  Check out her official website for more details and updates!

Visit Big Woo Radio for more excellent programming such as The Kendra Dee Experience and more!
http://www.BigWooRadio.com





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KENDRA DEE will be a guest on MAKING CONNECTIONS with ALY and SHAY on Jan 26th



Popular blogger / vlogger and web entertainer Kendra Dee will make an appearance on MAKING CONNECTIONS with ALY and SHAY Noon time on Jan. 26th.  Check the flier for more details.  
Visit Kendra Dee's official website at http://www.Kendra-Dee.com


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INTERVIEW with BASU LAUREN of KEMETIC FITNESS AND WELLNESS



Blacktopia talks with the founder of Kemetic Fitness and Wellness, Basu Lauren about holistic health, detoxing, vibrational sound therapy and it's benefits, business in general and more!  Read all about what she has to say in the interview below. 

Blacktopia:  Hello, are you ready for this interview?Basu Lauren:  Peace!  Ready as i'm going to get!  (laughs).
Blacktopia:  Why inspired you to start a business like Kemetic Fitness and Wellness, and how long have you been in business?Basu Lauren: I was going through a difficult time in my life and was looking for an outlet for better. I came across yoga and it helped me so much that I decided to pursue being teacher. I have always loved to help others and wanted to be a teacher anyway.  I became certified to teach yoga and then everything else just came.  This was 2016.
 
Blacktopia:  What were some of the obstacles and challenges you faced starting this type of business?  Basu Lauren:   Some of the challenges I faced were lack of confidence, doubt, fear. Getting people to see the value in their well-being. 

Blacktopia:  You also offer vibrational sound therapy as a service.  How does it work for the client?  What types of people would you recommend this type of treatment to? Basu Lauren:   My favorite service to offer!  I place copper vibrational sound bowls on various parts of the body to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response).  This treatment is for everybody!  Many clients report that the receive pain and stress relief. 

Blacktopia: You also provide detox therapy, how do you do it?  Is there a drink that you provide for your clients?  What exactly is the process? Basu Lauren:   No drinks are provided as of yet, BUT the detox is a 21-day plan that I create based on client's needs. includes intake, daily recipes, on going support, herbal remedy suggestions, movement recommendations, spiritual/metaphysical recommendations.  
Blacktopia:  What products do you provide and how can they get them?  Basu Lauren:  I offer herbal pads, smudge sticks, high-vibrational adornments such as waist-beads, copper jewelry, foot-beads, necklaces! As of now, they can be ordered by contacting 912.349.9755.  they will soon be available for purchase on website www.kemeticvibes.com

Blacktopia:  What are some of your best selling products?Basu Lauren:   The waist beads!! Many of my customers have such great reviews of how much they love them and can feel the love/vibes.  they are more than a fashion statement, they are a purpose statement. 

Blacktopia:  What services do you provide and offer for those seeking your services but are not in your area?  How do you provide those services for them?I can offer yoga, vibrational sound therapy, reiki through distance services.  This can be provided through a video platform. 
Blacktopia:  What is the black community's relationship with health from your opinion?Basu Lauren:  I feel the community is slowly coming around to wanting to change their health.  We have to work on our priorities. 

Blacktopia: If you could change anything in the world with a snap of a finger, 
what would it be?   Basu Lauren:  That we will come together as a collective as other ethnic groups do. 
Blacktopia:  Outside of Kemetic Fitness and Wellness, what are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?Basu Lauren:   I love to laugh, travel, try new adventures, dance, and just have fun!

Blacktopia:  Is there anything you would like to plug or mention that we haven't touched during this interview?  Invest in your health. Not just physical health. Strive to become mind-body-soul fit! you are worth the investment!

Contact Basu Lauren about Kemetic Fitness and Wellness, all the services and products she provides and for additional questions and consultation by e-mailing her directly at 
BasuLauren@gmail.com

http://www.KemeticFitnessandWellness.blogspot.com

Basu Lauren will also be a guest on Blacktopia Round Table Talk Radio on Tuesday Feb. 5th at 9:00 PM Eastern Time!  Tune in!  



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Introducing Pretti Emage

   

Introducing Pretti Emage




Pretti Emage, pronounced Pretty Image, is an American Hip Hop/R&B duo fresh out of  Clearwater, Florida (aka Wick City). The dynamic duo consists of two sisters, Jaleesah "Mizz Attitude" Riley and Zayah "Baby Girl" Riley?.?Emerging on the scene in 2016 they've put on many high energy performances and even sparked major buzz on social media with there smash hit "Turn Up".  They have satisfied the ears of some of the most discerning music fans. The duo will be releasing their freshman album "The Playlist" in the early part of 2019. Their music, which is a blend of Hip Hop, Pop and R&B is a fresh, flirty, youthful sound that will garner the attention of all music fans. Their music can be streamed and purchased on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms worldwide.ARTIST: Pretti EmageGENRE: Urban, Hip-Hop and R&BSONGS: TURN UPLOCATION: Clearwater, Florida USACONTACT: 727-504-2052Performing Rights (BMI)Pretti Emage - Turn Up (on Spotify)https://open.spotify.com/album/600CbBWU4oUubDjfAq6B1R?fo=1SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS & WEBSITEhttps://www.Facebook.com/PrettiEmagehttps://www.Instagram.com/pretti_emagehttps://www.Twitter.com/PrettiEmagehttps://www.PrettiEmage.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DjS6xnleLg
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Kemetic Fitness and Wellness is here to empower clients to create and maintain healthy life patterns to support self-reliance, stronger families, and strengthen success of community involvement.

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