Mackalevin / Dreamland Music Group

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Mackalevin

Mackalevin

“I got my name ‘cause I used to just kill people in rap battles. They said, ‘We’re gonna call you Mackalevin, ‘cause you just keep firin’ bang, bang, bang…’”

With a name like “Mackalevin,” it’s easy to assume that this is just another rapper romanticizing a life of violence, drugs, and promiscuity. There is much more to this son of Brooklyn than you might think. He is similar to the Mac-11 in the way he delivers his verbal ammunition. Once he starts spitting he is very difficult to control, lyrically firing gems that hit you unexpectedly.

Mackalevin is akin to a great painter, using his words as the paintbrush that imprints onto the palette of your mind. “Every word is tailored exactly to paint a picture for the audience so they can see what I’m writing about.” Mackalevin’s talent is placing you in his shoes to help better envision his words. His vision encompasses many things and he uses his entire worldview as fuel for his creative fire. “I don’t limit myself to one beat; I don’t subject myself to one category.” Mackalevin refuses to be boxed into just one form of music, mindset, or thought. The music he creates is as diverse as the experiences and views the world has to offer. From his sampling of the Foo Fighters in ‘Born to Resist’ to “Sitting on the Clouds’ to “So Open” It is plain to see that his music is inclusive to anyone with an ear. And more than just an artist, Mackalevin is a vessel bringing to the forefront the unifying pursuit of truth and enlightenment.

A prolific wordsmith who writes every lyric of his songs, here is a man who knows not only what he wants to tell the world, but how. Mackalevin knows how to write a hook that will burrow into the corners of your psyche. “I want to draw out raw emotion from my audience.” Listen to the proof in ‘More Than Life’ or ‘Why We Live.’ Try to walk away from his music without feeling something move in the cogwheels of your being.

Mackalevin

Mackalevin

Since the age of 8, Mackalevin has always had a talent for freestyling and expressing himself – rapping over Biggie’s songs on his Walkman, freestyling during breaks while his friends made impromptu beats on the lunch table. In the beginning, however, rapping was just a hobby. He focused his energy on nurturing his talent in basketball and considered the possibility of going pro. Mackalevin continued to freestyle and wow anyone who would hear him. He realized how much of a role music played in his life; it was the one thing that was constant. He then decided that music and rapping was more than a mere hobby or even a passion; it was life. Looking back, Mackalevin realizes how much he has grown as a songwriter. His talent has garnered interest from his peers which led him to write hooks and songs for RnB artists and other rappers. He also acknowledges how much growing he has to do as a bona fide rapper. The 25 year-old up-and-comer says, “I took rap seriously when my hoop dreams were over. I used to practice basketball every day; I thought I was going to be in the NBA. I graduated from college, but I knew music was always going to be with me. It’s something I’m going to strive to do no matter what.” The road to success is far from easy for Mackalevin, but he finds consolation in telling himself, “The best part of making it is the journey, so I’m enjoying the ride as I go along.”

Asked what inspires him, Mackalevin says “I’m inspired by everything….my family, the situations I face, the people in my neighborhood, those who didn’t make it, and those who are successful”. Mackalevin is thankful for his Hip Hop group, Fric Frac, which motivated him to develop and expand his lyrical dexterity. They offered different insights and encouraged his creativity. He also draws inspiration from artists such as Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z, Fabolous, and Andre 3000 who show no boundaries. And while he has nothing but respect for the trailblazers of hip hop who have inspired him, he wishes to reach new heights they haven’t achieved.

Now, with the 2011 release of “DREAMLAND,” Mackalevin is more than ready to earn his place among music’s greats. This album embodies who he is – versatile. Mackalevin has a range of songs to draw out every raw emotion, each with its own message. He is able to mirror the ebbs and flows of life in his music from being in the hood to changing the world. “It’s just a reflection of life, life encompasses every situation and emotion, so I just portray every angle of it.” Mackalevin’s music reaches out to the Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, and Pop crowd. DREAMLAND” demonstrates the unifying trait of music. The elastic trait of his music makes it accessible to anyone who simply feels. Versatility is a rare commodity in the rap scene today. Mackalevin not only has it, he uses it like a weapon, disarming you and then hitting you at your core.

RedFox Da Arsonist Burned Down the Underground

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RedFox with Da Salute

RedFox with Da Salute

In the music game, some were destined to play.  RedFox Da Arsonist (a.k.a “RF”) began his life as Edward Joseph Swaby in Brownsville Brooklyn, NY, USA.  He was one of eight siblings to his West Indian parents, Prudence Walters & Edward Leonard Swaby. Growing up with a broken home, money troubles, and a harsh environment, RF learned the hard life the hard way eventually turning his talents loose as an M.C.

RedFox Da Arsonist

RedFox Da Arsonist

Hip hop was all around him in Queens where he moved to, and he felt connected through the history of the land and the family of Hip Hop superstars such as Run DMC. Even when away from his family at a group home, a guard on duty let him meet his personal friends in the game: Pee Wee Kirkland and Vinnie from Naughty By Nature. RF listened to Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang, Master Ace, Nas, Biggie, Da Brat, Tupac, & even The Fugees to which he pulled his inspiration and began free-styling.

RF at the Graffiti Wall

RF at the Graffiti Wall

After being encouraged by a few compliments by fellow dudes at the local basketball court, RF met up with rappers Teff and Warlock to form Desert Eagles. The producer of the Crystal Lake imprint hooked them up with shows with Jadakiss and Fabulous and backstage passes and met Lil Bow Wow, Lil Romeo, & Lil Zane. In 2001, the group split up.

2004 marked a rebirth for RedFox Da Arsonist with his first solo release, “Who GOD Bless, No Man Curse” selling independently 10,000 copies. 2005 he released “The Industrial Revolution” with somewhat lesser success. In 2006, RF began an onslaught of constant shows at various clubs and venues that all led up to his 2008 album, “IR2, Corporate Conglomerate”. Things started to really pick up, and RedFox has since appeared in magazine and print, got a ringtone deal, performed at the New Jersey Music Conference, performed at Get Your Buzz Up, appeared on WebTV’s 24/7 Grind with Frankie the Boss (which is about to get picked up by Direct TV).

Red Fox Da Arsonist’ latest project is the mixtape series “Welcome To Goonsville Enemy of the State” which can be heard on Dotpiff Links: Volume 2 | Volume 3 .

THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR “GULLY DAVIS” ON THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPES SERIES!

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Gully Davis born and raised on the mean streets of Brooklyn in the heart of East New York, where only the strong

GULLY DAVIS

survive. He began rapping at the young supple age of eleven.  May 8, 1999 a tragic turn of event occurred when he was in accident in Staten Island being hit by a truck and a bus left young gully in a coma, it took a lot of strength, but he managed to bounce back. More enthusiastic and more focused he began to take rap more seriously.  With the help of Asiah Lewis he started ghost writing for known artist and besides recording in the cutting room he also worked for bad boy entertainment that was only until he decided to become an artist himself.

After losing his oldest and favorite brother, he felt as though he had to make away for his family with that as his motivation he headed for greatness with no turning back he continues to move forward with only success on his mind in his words “The stakes are high all the chips are on the table” so with that said much love to 718 the producer.

 

BORN RULER IS READY TO TAKE THE THRONE ON THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES!

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Born Ruler is one of today’s reminders in Hip-Hop, letting us know that the conscious MC didn’t go anywhere.  Born

BORN RULER

Alfred T. Farrar, 3RD, in 1977 in  Bronx, New York, his single parent environment was the perfect condition to form the MC that he is today.
Coming of age in a time when Hip-Hop was showing and proving its power to dominate the world.  Born has kept his fingers dusty digging in crates at a very early age.  As a child and young teen he experienced various musical talents while traveling up and down the East coast.
Located in Richmond, Va he dominates local MC’s in rhyme battles, Born has a gift for preserving the feeling that was once felt in the atmosphere of Hip-Hop.  He is what you would call MC/ Producer, choosing to have MC placed first.  Born Ruler has written, produced, recorded and mixed all of his own music and beats.   Born has produced albums for groups such as The A-Alikeminds, Project Feed the
Baby, and also a project called Dark Matter.
So when you hear any music done by Born Ruler, you leave knowing that the Bronx was here.  His beats are very universal and have a Boom Bap Hip-Hop foundation. He says, “He is here to bring the passion back to conscious rhyme”.  Many people who have heard Born’s work mostly reply with, “Hey, where can I find more Hip-Hop music that sounds like this”.
You can find Born every Friday from 9pm-11pm at the Richmond University Radio WDCE, on The Bumrush Show.  He is known as the resident MC.

TRINA B. BRINGS PASSION AND BEAUTY TO THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES.

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Like bees to honey, the sweet, smooth and addictive sound of Trina B aka Trina(Diamond Sidora)Sharron spurs passion for

TRINA B.

music lovers. The bold, blond/auburn and ambitious Madame is polished with a unique sass, class and identifiable R&B spirit of her very own.  Relying on her alluring sound, vocal competence, relatable lyrics, stellar production and amazing stage presence, Trina is ready to once again show the world what she’s made of.

The Las Vegas/New York native has been singing since she could talk and was first ushered into the national spotlight as a member of the trio Lyric (formerly signed to J Records). The group released a few singles, did some touring and even had one of their songs featured onNBA Live games. However, the light dimmed quicker than expected when Lyric was released by the label.  Trina B aka Diamond Sidora determined to continue to shine with or without the help of a major label went back to the drawing board, reinventing herself and sharpening her skills. She ditched the “we” for an “I” and began making major moves as a solo artist to ensure that her moniker is on the lips of music lovers henceforth and forever more.

TRINA

Well on her way and worked with Grammy Nominated Producer, Carlos “Da Mystro” McKinney,  responsible for several R&B hits includingJ. Holiday‘s ,“Bed,” Usher’s “Trading Places” and The Dream‘s “Shawty is a 10.” Not to mention is working with the lyrical Award winning Donell Jones, responsible for several R&B hits including 702‘s, “Get it together”, Usher‘s “Think Of You” wrote vocal arrangements forMadonna‘s “Bedtime Stories Album”, Drea‘s “Not Gonna Letcha”, Guru‘s Streetsoul album (“Hustlin’ Daze,” which he also contributed vocals to). Silk, Brownstone, and other major artist. This team articulate chemistry with a long famous musical history linked to Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Count Basie to support their path.

Fast approaching with her first single “Goodbye” Which Features Donell himself on the song, co-written by Donell Jones,  is sure to become the hottest female club anthem with an infectious pulsating rhythm is set to drive audiences from club bar stools to the dance floor.  “I make music that is fun and relatable. I love songs that tell stories and speak about situations that most people have been through or know someone who has. My album will be full of songs that people can not only feel through instrumentation and lyrics but in their spirits,” says the 25-year-old.

 

“I just love everything about music. How it can evoke different emotions or take you back to a certain time and place in your life.  For me to be able to have that affect on people is a great thing. I love the rush I get from being on that stage. It’s truly one of the greatest feelings in the world,”

 

Trina B


Trina B
“GOD IS MY BUSINESS PARTNER!”

Always remember you waste more energy being negative, surrounding oneself with negative people. Than being POSITIVE and surrounding oneself with POSITIVE people!

 

EERIE CANAL BRINGS KHEMIT TO THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES!

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The Eerie Canal is Hip-Hop at its purest. Born and raised in Rochester, NY 

EERIE CANAL

Brandon M. Correa aka Eerie Canal has drawn many comparisons to
legendary recording artists of the past and present. The way his music
touches people
has birthed a generation of new believers in PURE FLOW.

Currently working on a globally distributed mixtape with Island
DefJam and promoting the
release of his underground debut “The Exo-Diss LP”,

EERIE

Eerie Canal is preparing to approach the doors that have been closed
to so many with a skeleton key. Current promotional updates can be
found regularly on Eeries facebook
account. ( www.facebook.com/theeeriecanal )

“…I’ve reached the lake of self reflection.

EERIE POSES

And see Myself asking Me to lead I to the smokers section.
I guess I know my worst enemy,
but luckily I have the time to refocus my energy..”- Come Save Me by
Eerie Canal.
The music being created is more than a reflection of his past.
Incarceration and rocky beginnings paved the way for a diligent
spirit.
Having already amassing much local support from “The Canalianz”, Eerie
has performed at
popular nightclubs, comedy shows, local school, community events. His
music has been featured as a part of television showcases and is
forcing people to ask themselves..Who’s the Best?….
“…Ive heard em’ called good, better, best, but AI shall never rest
until my good is better than best. And can’t quit til shells embed in
my chest. I gotta give you the real, so when you vote your ballot wont
be a guess..”- Who’s the Best? by Eerie Canal

A finals winner in a citywide talent competition, Eerie Canal cannot
be contained..The FLOW has begun.

“I send a shout out to you my dude one of the HOTTEST, positive
rappers in THE GAME right now!”- Comedian Jay Real.

Entertainers know entertainers…and Eerie Canal is no joke. The
CANALAINZ know and say..Welcome to PURE FLOW!

 

JAYLEE ENTERS THE GLOBAL ATTACK!

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BORN RANDY JAYLEE JACOWAY ON SEP. 27 1978 IN A SMALL TOWN IN SIOUX FALLS, SD, TO PARENTS

JAYLEE

RANDY (BLACK MAN) AND (WHITE WOMEN) DEBORAH JACOWAY. 6 MONTHS AFTER BIRTH PARENTS
MOVE TO SEATTLE WA, WHERE RANDY WOULD SPEND HIS CHILDHOOD AND TEENAGE YEARS. WHILE AS
YOUTH JAYLEE EXCELLED IN SPORTS AND WAS EXCEPETED INTO AN ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOL WHERE HE
EXCELLED BUT WOULD HAVE TO WITHDRAW BECAUSE OF LEGAL OBLIGATIONS. JAYLEE’S AFFILIATION
OF THE STREETS AND HIS PROBLEMATIC HOME LIFE BEGAN A LIFE OF CRIME “HUSTLING HOWEVER TO
GET IT” WAS DA MODEL. JAYLEES LOVE FOR MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND HIS CREATIVITY IS
FRESH REAL AND RETROSPECTIVE SEEING HIS EYES THROUGH HIS SELF AND OTHERS WHEN HE WAS 11
JAYLEE CREATED HIS FIRST RECORDING CALLED WALK BY FAITH AND WOULD LATTER RECORD AGAIN
AND AGAIN. JAYLEES FATHER RANDY HAD A RECORD STORE OUT IN WEST SEATTLE WHICH HAD A LOT
OF GANG ACTIVITY. UNDERGROUND SOUNDS WAS THE ONLY BLACK OWNED RECORD STORE AND AT 16
HE WAS HELPING TO RUN IT. IN 1999 JAYLEE MOVED TO ATLANTA GA, TO GET AWAY FROM THE
STREETS OF GANGS AND CRIME AND REACH FOR HIS CAREER IN THE RAP GAME AKA. THE MUSIC
INDUSTRY HE LATTER WENT ON TO STARTING UP A COMPANY CALLED JADE CONTRACTING AND
DISTRIBUTING IN 2002. WHILE RUNNING THE BUSINESS HE LATTER WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TO
OMNITECH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION ENGINEERING IN DECATUR GA,
GRADUATED IN OCTOBER 2008 AND LATTER IN JANUARY OF 2009 INTERNED WITH RADIO STATION
B96.3 NOW. IN MINNEAPOLIS MN. AND CURRENTLY IS PART OWNER IN
TOTALTHREATENTERTAINMENT.COM

 

UP -N- COMING RECORDS BRINGS “BURDEN” to the GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES.

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MY NAME IS KENNETH CLYDE BARTELS A.K.A. BURDEN.BORN oN april 4th 1989 in AKRON OHIO.

BURDEN

I moved to florida when i was five, AND was RAISED IN THE (813) HOME TOWN OF TAMPA FLORIDA. GROWING UP IN POVERTY WAS NO EASY TASK. SO I KNEW ANYTHING I WERE TO DO IN LIFE WOULD HAVE TO BE BETTER THEN THE ONE I WAS LEADING.BETWEEN always GETTING IN TROUBLE AND GRINDING THE STREETS I KNEW IT WOULDN’T BE LONG TILL I WAS EITHER DEAD OR IN PRISON. AT THE AGE OF eleven I WAS INTRODUCED TO MY TRUE PASSION, MAKING MUSIC. I KNEW IT WOULD BE A HARD CHALLENGE TO DO BEING I WAS a (WHITErapper). SO WIT MY THRIVE FOR MAKEN IT AND THE HUSTLE IN ME, I DID WHAT I HAD TO, NO MATTER AT WHAT CONSEQUENCE ”I MADE MUSIC”. NOW HERE I AM a few YEARS LATER.GOT myself A RECORD DEAL SIGNED TO UPNCOMINGRECORDS,

BURDEN ALBUM

GOT AN ALBUM HOSTED BY (MR.SOUTHERNSMOKE) DJSMALLZ and has opened and headlined big shows for well known artists such as nappyroots, fieldmob, khia, bloodraw, and more. plus spent countless hours in the studio to PROVIDe GOOD MUSIC FOR PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO all over the world.this here is just a short bio of my life .my music tells the whole story.

 

TOGO IS MORE THAN READY FOR THE INDUSTRY AS HE MAKES HIS DEBUT ON THE GLOBAL ATTACK!

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TOGO/ James Wonder
Producer/Re-mixer/Film Maker
Togo was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and then he moved to Harlem when he was around 14 years. Music has 

TOGO

always played a major role in his life as a youth. He grew up observing is older bother, who was an aspirating DJ at the time, spin, mix, and play free-styled urban reggae music. It wasn’t until he moved to the upper west side housing shelter called (V.O.A) when he discovered one of his true talents as a M.C.

 

Togo became aware of his talent when he came across a group of kids who used to freestyle rhymes off the top of theirs heads, this ability quickly gained the interest of this young man. It wasn’t until he traveled to Japan at the age of 21 when he began to take his talent more seriously.
The social, economical, and cultural conditions that Togo faced while living in Japan were extremely difficult for him. He was homeless, he had no one he could truly call his friend, and the language barrier is what consistently caused issues on a day to day basis.
 

TOGO THE STAR

The difficult problems that Togo faced made him gain a certain connection with his Lord, which he came to know, that God was his only true friend. He latter met a young nail stylist who decide to accommodate him when she found out that he was homeless. She latter became is wife and mother of his 2 children, 5 years after living together in Japan.

 

To talk about his music.
His music speaks of peace, justice and equality, instead of the normal bling bling flashy culture that blinds the youth form the righteous path. His music also brings a sense of hope to the current sounding hip hop scene which focuses mainly on materialistic living and which pulls and extracts from the original essence of why hip-hop was created.
He believes hip-hop or the form of rhyming was formed by the struggle and hard times that the pioneers of the hip-hop industry faced as youngsters, growing up in broken down neighborhoods & houses. The pioneers then formulated this Rap Music or the Hip Hop culture to release the social and economic tensions from their hearts and minds. They also used this Rap music as a sort of tool which could be used to not only speak out against, but fight against injustice and the poor living conditions which they faced.
Togo believes that today’s music contradicts it’s original format and he’s here to bring it back on track.

 

 

LUCCI LU WAS BORN READY FOR THE GLOBAL ATTACK MIXTAPE SERIES!

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Lucci Lu, born and raised in the wicked streets of Mobile, Alabama has manged to overcome many obstacles and has

LUCCI

worked hard to separate himself from the local scene an becoming one of the most talked about up an coming artist of 2011. Lucci Lu with his gangsta lyrics, and smooth touch on beats has a feel that we haven’t heard in a long time. He is committed to bringing Reality Music to the music industry with a style we have never seen before. Lucci Lu has interest in making all types of music that his fans can enjoy. After 10 Mixtapes through the streets with Chessup Muzik, he released his first solo online mixtape with an offical release this past March, which was released on March 8, 2011 titled The Real Lucci Lu. He has plans to release his second mixtape this fall titled “No Vaseline” under his current label Enrun Enterprises. Lucci Lu is an artist that has universal sound andhe also has engineering skills as well as some producing skills. Lucci Lu has been at this music strong now for the last 6 years but now his states is the time as sets out to take the world by storm and take his music to the world wide stage. Introducing The Real

Lucci Lu.