Posts Tagged ‘Hip-Hop’

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After more than 23, 250 votes were cast in Round 1, we are proud to  present you the official results for Round 1 of the 2016 Best of Dayton Underground contest!



13043598_601371983345002_2646597579567833346_nWith the recent Limp Bizkit prank and the fun that ensued, are Dayton’s grime scene and rap scene ready to join forces for an epic Sunday show?  If his music and videos are any indication, we think it could happen next Sunday when NKY/Cinci rapper and Soundlink Studios artist, Mix Fox, hits the stage at Blind Bob’s downtown!

Kentucky and Ohio aren’t known for their rap and hip hop sensations, but Mix Fox may just be the game changer! Mitch Fuchs, AKA Mix Fox, is currently getting notice from such names as Def Jam Records, Atlantic Records, XXL Magazine, Hopsin, Waka Flaka and more! 


12227621_1699077906972454_5449262029705163938_nWith his recent release of his new single, “Coffee”, up-and-coming Hip Hop artist, JRS3 (Johnny Raymond Sanford III), is bumpin’ and jumpin’ his way to the top of the Hip Hop/R&B world and gaining attention with prestigious placement on national airplay charts.


“Where Language Fails” by Aminita Satori is an inspired new album with a modern twist on instrumental music.

Coming off a successful career producing soundtracks on major TV ad campaigns for companies like McDonald’s, Budweiser, and Verizon, Aminita Satori was no stranger to the world of music, music production, and the power and influence that music can have over us, but Satori had become disillusioned and wanted to create music without the constraints and commercialism of creating music for advertisements.  After discovering the lecture archives of the late philosopher and author, Terence McKenna, Satori found a five-year writer’s block melting away and chill music flooding in.


JSTNVSBLOriginally hailing from Indiana, but now calling the Virgin Islands home, Just Invisible is an aspiring songwriter bringing light, energy, and a sense of hopefulness to the world with great pop, dance and club mixes!


If it’s dope, it’s dope


I’m sitting in the Peach’s parking lot as the temperature approaches negative digits. Even though I’m in a car with the heat cranked, I’m starting to lose feeling in my toes. It’s damn near midnight, and after chatting for nearly an hour, I’m about to get a full-on private hip-hop concert.

My first contact with local rapper Obelo (pronounced Oh-Bee-Lo) came through social media, which is rare for interviews like this. Usually, I exchange a series of emails with a publicist or manager, I eventually get a phone number with a time to call and have about 10-15 minutes to pull out a few quotes. I understand why things happen like this, but there’s a lot to be said for sitting in the same room with someone – looking them in the eye to see beyond the mythmaking.

He turns on his car, and Led Zeppelin blasts from the speakers. He told me earlier that he’s been on a Zep binge lately. He plugs his phone into his stereo and asks me what I want to hear. I tell him I trust his judgment and to just hit me with the best he’s got.

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If it’s dope, it’s dope | Dayton City Paper.

noType_4The new single “No Type” is a raw, stripped down hip-hop track featuring heavy ghetto house beats and the lyrical warfare of Fredricksburg, VA artist, KM.  Also, throwing down his own special madness on this track is rapper, Wy-Fi , whose fresh, rapid-fire style is a perfect contrast to the more laid-back lyrical style of KM.


Queens, New York hip-hop artist, Nobi, serves up his “GrittyLyf” reality with flair, precision, and raw passion on his new mixtape, InteGRITTY 2, released earlier this month.



New York musician, actor, model and producer, Matthew Shultz, is again aiming for the top of the Pop, Hip Hop, and Top 40 charts with the release of his steamy, new single, “Crazy Heart”, on iTunes, featuring the beautiful and talented, Alessia Guarnera!  Already on a rising path to success with his previous hit songs and endeavors, “Crazy Heart” immediately grabbed my attention and never let go, and it is sure to be a hit with many pop and hip hop fans around the world!


A little over a week ago, I had the privilege of meeting with Dawn Montgomery of local Dayton company, Razdabar Sound & Management, to talk about their efforts in connecting the local scene!   I’d been seeing postings in local Facebook groups about their networking meetings in north Dayton that made me curious, but I had also heard that these meetings mostly involved the specific genres of rap, hip-hop, and R&B.  However, when I met with local music & entertainment attorney, Melissa Replogle, in late April, she had mentioned that Razdabar was looking to expand their meetings to include as many genres as possible, so I got a hold of Dawn and we met at the Razdabar studio here in Dayton for a tour and a chat!