Artist Spotlight: Tain

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TAIN AKA MAINTAIN BEAT$ IS A TALENTED MULTIFACETED PRODUCER, SONG WRITER, MUSICIAN WHO HAS BEEN IN MUSIC SINCE 2007 AND IS ASSERTIVE, TALENTED, DEDICATED AND HARD WORKING. HE HAS A NATURAL SPIRIT OF MUSIC THAT IMPRESSES EVERYONE HE COMES IN CONTACT WITH BOTH IN AND OUT THE STUDIO. LIKE ALL BUSINESS MOGULS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HE LIVES EATS AND BREATHS MUSIC WHICH IS SECOND ONLY TO GOD. YOU ARE GONNA HEAR MUCH MORE FROM TAIN AS HE ERUPTS ONTO THE MUSIC SCENE.

 

 

 

Artist Spotlight: Grand Architect

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Grand Architect is here to change the face of the Hip Hop realm entirely. The flagship artist and co-founder of Cook Book Records, Grand Arch seeks talented independent artists to offer the exchange of professional media services. Thanks to the close knit community of producers, graphic artists, industry reps, promo agents as well as emcees makes up the backbone of the Grand Arch’s overall success. Staples of the Hip Hop beat making society, super producers such as; Panik (Molemen Inc.), Vherbal (Enemy Soil), J Beats (Big Bang Latino) lay down the groundwork towards the completion on the debut LP, “Endangered Species”. CBR in house production from Ill-a-str8d has been responsible for such hits as, ‘Going On Tour’ feat. Main Flow (MOOD) and ‘So Smooth’ feat. J Sands (Lone Catalysts) and Rashad (Elev8tor Music) all available on Double Helix’s EP “The Strain” released 2012. Also mostly noted for his strong cannabis advocacy, Grand Architect solidified that stance when he worked with the Grand Buddha Master Himself B REAL of Cypress Hill creating the hit single, ‘Crop Circles’ of B Real’s solo album “The Harvest” released in 2010.

“The end result is ‘The Harvest’. B Real has recruited some of the hottest underground emcees to stand by his side. After releasing the first Cypress Hill album in 5 years earlier this year, B couldn’t imagine a better time to begin planting the seeds for the next crop of emcee’s to bless the mic.”
-Soul Assassins via
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Born Dec 5 1981 Mark Joseph Howell Jr., into the land of enchantment New Mexico was the embodiment of an eighties baby. As early as age 9 groups like Digable Planets, Cypress Hill, Rakim etc. left an inspirational infection which to this day still has no cure. By 13 he had begun tinkering around with groundbreaking new music software such as Rebirth, Cubase, Soundforge producing beats for emcees in the local vicinity. Digging for records was a pastime throughout high school. Grand Arch sharpened his skills as an Ableton audio engineer, mixing and mastering until recording finally invaded the majority of the time. Finally a graduation from the sound academy provided by Douglas Geist of Sante Fe Center Studios which does the audio for TV’s popular series “Breaking Bad”, Grand Architect was more than confident in his musical aptitude. Now Grand Architect works on ensuring the continuity of our most precious commodity, Hip Hop.

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Independent Artist Of The Week: Yee Barz (Bronx, NY)

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Producer Spotlight: Valley Guy

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“Valley Guy”

Mikhail Lamont Ramsey Born April 5, 1991 is a Songwriter, Instrumentalist, and Saxophonist. He was raised in Jacksonville NC. At the age of 8, he went to Radio Shack to get a remote control car, but his dad brought him a keyboard instead mysteriously realizing he held a Key in Music. His parents then forced him into Piano Lessons for 6 years and band throughout grade school which he hated, although found it interesting that his Piano Instructor was born in 1903. By the age of 12, Mikhail was introduced to FL studios 3 where he began to express his music. With the influence from his cousin’s he began creating hip-hop instrumentals for them, yet softer instrumentals for mom. Although Mikhail grew up in church as a kid, he never liked going. He liked to party, dance and hangout instead. But in 2008, at the age of 17 he and his family started to attend a smaller church. As soon as they sat down the Pastor’s wife came to his mom with a very worried look; saying that she feels a presence of music amongst the family and that she didn’t really know how to explain it. Mikhail then told her that he knew how to play the saxophone and instantly she and her husband went and purchased one for him to play. In 2010 Mikhail moved off to college and later pawned his sax for money. He gained recognition with his hip-hop instrumentals throughout campus where he then came up with the stage name Sick Beatz. In 2011he decided to drop out of College to pursue his free life with Music.

 

Artist Spotlight: D-Nutt (Detroit)

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D-Nutt is a new upcoming independent rap artist from Romulus, MI Jone Sub S.U.B. to be exact, he was also raised on the west-side of Detroit and Inkster, MI. He makes street music based off of reality in the streets , and low income communities. The only way to make it out is to hustle and grind his music generates that hustle work ethic, and motivation to get up and get it. His music reflects whats going on everyday in all hoods as we know it in America, and tjhe injustices for the poverty stricken neighbor hoods for the black race as we know it. He makes records for the club scene as well. D-Nutt makes music inspired by artist by artist like 2pac, Too Short, Spice 1, Snoop Dogg, Eight Ball & MJG. His music is original with a mid-west signature sound to it. He released out the trunk street mixtapes “The Neva Ending Hu$tle” “Murder Mitten Massacre” “Flowin Like Some Ceiling Fans”  and  “The Bag Just Dropped” Look out for more music coming from D-Nutt.

 

Artist Spotlight: Ace Town (Staten, Island NY)

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Born and raised in Staten Island New York 1 of 10 kids , he started writing music by the age of 9 to get away mentally. By 14 he was performing in school yards and back yards, hanging with the wrong crowd led him to serve in total of 7 years incarcerated, while away he graduated high school and continued to beat at his craft. Now 20 years later his dream still wakes him up in the middle of the night! My main goal is to save the youth before they get the chance to destroy themselves.