"GMF A Family Affair"
Published: October 22, 2013; Vol. 12 Issue 3
GMF ... Get Money Familia, established in Miami, Florida by Wanda Jones who’s off to a great start as a Record Label CEO. Her group GMF is managed by Open Mouff Management who’s head manager is Terry Jones - better known as BLADE! Blade is also her brother and together these two are proving that this is one great family affair!
September, GMF launched a test video of their underground single which features Yung C a local rapper. Within 3 days the song went viral on the internet and reached over 11k views!
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"From Morocco to Miami DJ R-WAN is spreading his Electro Groove!"
My interview with DJ R WAN was long awaited. He’s clearly in demand with a very busy schedule and that’s a good thing in the music industry; it shows that his ‘electro groove’ style of music is relevant and it lands him at the top of the ‘A’ list!
At the start of our interview we seemed to have some technical problems. He was in Morocco and our line had a bad connection. Nevertheless, we finally touched base and I was able to find out what’s up with R WAN.
Here's an excerpt from the interview ...
DJ R WAN: I’m DJ R WAN originally from Paris and I’m on tour all around the world. I did an album in 2011 and
it hit gold with more than sixty thousand copies. Right now I’m on tour working on different projects.
Lakesha: OKAY, that’s great, Where did you get your inspiration for this latest project?
The music switched in 2006 or 2004 we played just R&B but now we mix the house and electro music that’s why I have a style its called electro-groove.
Excerpt from page 5 of the interview ...
Lakesha: When are you coming to the US?
DJ R WAN: I have 3 dates in Miami, New York and then I move back to Paris April 14th.
Lakesha: Do you think you’ll ever make the US your home?
DJ R WAN: For the moment I am in Paris and its not easy because I have all of my business here but I will be there 4 months out of the year ...
Lakesha: Okay movies, that’s simple!
DJ R WAN: Yeah, (laughing) I’m really simple .. Really, really simple.
Lakesha: So are there any artists that you have in mind who you’d love to work with?
DJ R WAN: Right now I’m working on two different projects. I’m working on Akon’s project, he has a track with a French artist and I’m working on the beats right now and I work with a project from a girl she is going to sign on Pit Bull’s label and the girl she is from Columbia. To read more buy this issue!
Hey, I'm On the scene - Loving Hip Hop!
EXCLUSIVE!!! Former NFL player Yeyo Cintadio is now what a RAPPER!
"From Football to Rapping!"
Although his career plans weren't exactly mapped out with music as 'PLAN A', the former NFL player stated that music was and is his first love. After getting injured he had to leave football behind but his transition to 'PLAN B'- his music career, so far seems to be a smooth glide.
But, never underestimate his work ethic. Yeyo said, when you see him on stage performing it might seem as though he's just up there having fun but know that he's really worked hard to make the show and his performance a success.
With lyrical content that actually has meaning, Yeyo delivers a conscience message, but overall he has a versatile style and doesn't want to be defined by any one genre of rap. He has the club bangers, something for the ladies, when he's feeling like a "G" he has some hardcore stuff for you and in his moments of reflection he gives his listeners something to think about.
Check out my interview with Yeyo Cintadio above and visit his website at to learn how you can get his music for FREE!
Yeyo Cintadio - "I Know"
YOUNG TIP! "Give Me A Minute"
With a ready for the world attitude Young Tip is set out to make his mark on the Hip Hop community. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC Young Tip says he pushed himself to be in the Hip Hop community. He says the love of music got him interested in becoming a rapper but more than anything it was the wack rappers that he would hear on the radio and he felt that if they're making it, he could make it. Some of his inspirations are Eminem and T.I.. He says it's not about the fame for him but he openly acknowledges that he wants to acquire wealth and he wants to use his money to start a business and help the people in his circle. He says a lot of people don't get a shot to do something positive because of their past and he wants to be able to help people in those types of situations. Read more about Young Tip in our current issue ... VOLUME 11, ISSUE 1 - BUY IT NOW!
Here more music by YOUNG TIP here: http://soundcloud.com/young-tip
"MR. 704, Put It On My Back"
When I met Mr. 704 the first words that came to my mind were hey there big-red! I was like WOW this is a big and tall man and he looks kinda tough. I wondered if he was mean, and if it was going to be hard to interview him, but once we sat down and talked for a bit I got him to break a smile here or there and then I noticed that he's quite down to earth, professional and ready to make things happen with his music career.
Hot Pick: MR. 704 - "Hustlin" featuring 8 Ball
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Miami's new Hip Hop Diva, Mz. Lola Lee!
Hot Pick for Mz Lola Lee!
Bay Boy 'Krown Town King'
I BEEN DOING THIS MUSIC SINCE AGE 7. Whether it was banging on tables, lockers, my mamas pots and pans, anything or a freestyle battle; I reign supreme. My first musical encounter with a real label started with ALIAS US REC., Aveion Jones introduced me to this musical world on a major scale. That's when I met Young Prince, and King Carter.
formed a group, The Litta Bugz. Shortly after we would be going our
separate ways, but not before filming a $100.00 music video (the
hotness) SHOUT OUT 2 CLIFTON BELL! Statement, courtesy of BAY BOY ...
Read more on BAY BOY in Dec. 2010's Vol. 9 Issue 12. BUY NOW!
Bay Boy's Virtual Player!
Bio. Courtesy of gRock Records
Published August 16, 2010
Femi Olu aka Sham Pain is the true definition of Swagg & a hard hitting hustler. The buzz surrounding the album "Recession Proof" and the first single "African Butt" has created a sizable following on all his social networking sites (facebook, myspace, youtube etc). CEO/ Rapper/ Singer/ Songwriter/Producer /Entrepreneur Sham Pain is the true definition of Swagg and a hard hitting educated hustler. Writing, performing and producing all of the songs on the album "Recession Proof" created a mass buzz surrounding this album and the first single "African Butt" and the follow up "Naija Hustle" this has catapulted this artist into the Hip Hop and R&B world. Able to Rap and Sing equally as good is a great asset to have. I have been called "Sham Pain" since early school days and was the name was given to me by my school teacher when I was just 12 years old after she noticed that all/most females liked me and my presence made everyone feel good... so she gave me the name "Champagne", to add a twist to it I just changed the way to spell it.
To read the full article on Sham Pain
PURCHASE THIS ISSUE (August 2010; Vol. 9 Issue 11)
Sham Pain - "Sex Black Chocolate"
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DJ MAKE IT DO WHAT IT DO!
DJ MIDWID while he was doing WHAT HE DO at (and while I was on the mic) at
the Literary Cafe & Poetry Lounge (Miami)
To expand his horizons and bring various forms of music to the forefront, DJ MIDWID developed Jazzy Fellow Productions. Through this company he brings his love of Jazz music to the Literary Cafe & Poetry Lounge the last Friday of every month with the event "Jazzy Fridays", which features some of the best up and coming jazz & soul musicians in South Florida and Poets. As he quickly gains recognition amongst some of the taste makers of Soul & Hip Hop Music there is no telling where you'll see DJ Make It Do What It Do in the near future. This article was submitted by Jazzy Fellow Productions.