ICH Gang under the leadership of Jimmy DaSaint, continues to expand on the legacy of the “Sound of Philly” which brought many many legendary artists who we won’t list for fear of annoying someone because we left out a particular name. EVERYBODY in the world music and entertainment knows about Philly and its iconic musical greats as well as the contributions of that city to music history globally. This group, ICH, is going to be another one of those rapidly associated with the musical legacy of Philadelphia…period!
ICH’s newest project dropping April 13th is entitled “R.O.M.E.” (Ride On My Enemies) and is a 15-track train ride of various stylings brought to life by this 8 member crew. All songs were written and produced by ICH…yup they do it ALL!!! We get to meet, via music, the personalities that make up this diverse group and they leave it all on the field for their fans and listeners…there is not even one “we gonna let that one slide” joint on the entire album. While you may not love every song, you will have to respect the work ethic and drive for excellence exhibited on this offering from the group…everybody stepped to the plate and smashed!
Philadelphia is rapidly becoming a hot bed for music. From the city of brotherly love comes the hottest rap group in Philly, Inner City Hustlers. The group consists of 8 members (Young Savage, Bossman, Scorp Da Boy, HH Spady, Pusha Feek, K.Walker, Shorty Raw, and Sport Sinner), and they are led by hip-hop entrepreneur, Jimmy DaSaint, ICH Gang as they are known has been making noise in the Philadelphia region for the last three years with their four street releases.
Having appeared on major blogs such as Vibe.com and XXL.com and performed alongside Hip-Hop’s brightest. ICH Gang is set to release their first major label album “Ride On My Enemies” or R.O.M.E. The first single “She wants to Roll with a Hustler” which features Young Savage, Shorty Raw, and Cosmo from Team Retro – has gained national attention since its release, with the official video soon to follow.
Scheduled for release April 13th during the PHILLYFEST, ICH is set to bring the house down with their newest release ROME. The Hype Magazine got the advance copy of the artwork for the project and we will follow shortly with an exclusive album review befitting this massive release…stay tuned!
Philly artist Warchyld is hitting super sonic speed with the release of his new single “The Honey Moon” Ft. Slim of 112. Recently, Warchyld covered The Hype Magazine ; been featured in Hip Hop Weekly; received multiple features in The Source Magazine and is being added heavily on radio as you read this. The single made the Urban Charts of AllAccess.com and is rising steadily on Mediabase charts as well. Joining Warchyld as part of this event will by Ms. London Charles aka Deelishis from the reality show “Flavor of Love” and Philly Model of the Year Miz Davenport.
Following up on all this recent media coverage, Warchyld is preparing for “The Honey Moon” video’s national debut via MTV Jams. This official MTV Jams video release party will signal the next step in this artist’s climb up the music industry ladder. With all of this attention on the new single, his upcoming album, “My Last Day” is anticipated to be one of the big newcomer releases of 2013. See why all the fuss about Warchyld and “The Honey Moon” after the jump!
Philadelphia rapper Warchyld recently released his mixtape “The Streets is Back” hosted by DJ Kay Slay and gives us a sneak preview of what is to come with his street anthem “Church 4 G’s.” Church is an ode to the OGs of the streets craving for someplace to go and confess because they can’t do it like just anyone else…the song has a very poignant message for those who understand; and gives some education to those on the outside looking in.
Year after year, Philadelphia born rap goon Warchyld has been faithfully holding down the streets of Pennsylvania and the whole East Coast with back-to-back block-burning singles. With the release of his highly anticipated mixtape, “The Streets Is Back“, Warchyld is gracing more magazine covers than your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper.
With noteworthy features in major publications such as Hip Hop Weekly, The Hype Magazine, True Magazine, Mr. Dreamz Magazine, Coast 2 Coast Magazine, Yo! Raps and song placements on popular MTV shows (“Caged“, “The World According To Paris Hilton”) and famous Oxygen TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model“, Warchyld is without a doubt a future superstar in the making already crossing the border to major success.
Known for his gritty delivery and painful lyrics, combined with hard-hitting beats by extraordinaire producers, the streets disciple will blow your speakers with “The Streets Is Back”, which is available for download via DatPiff.com. Warchyld is an exceptional artist for all of the right reasons. His musical ear and soulful upbringing gave him a sound unlike no one out today.
Independent hip hop artist Whitney Peyton, won her first Grammy as contributing artist during the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Peyton is a rapper from Philly whose lyrical delivery summons visions of a hip hop dynamo with more years in the game than this young lady. Whitney’s collaborations include projects with other Grammy winners like Lazie Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony) and Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia).
Hip hop is Peyton’s main genre however, in 2011 Whitney showed her artistic versatility by taking writing and recording gigs on an anti-bullying album geared towards children titled “All about Bullies…Big and Small.” The album was a hit and gained attention by winning a Grammy Award for “Best Children’s Album” at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in 2012, as well as Parent’s Choice Gold Award from the Parent’s Choice Foundation.
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, her firecracker personality is totally in line with that city’s musical history and the stellar performers from that area who came before her. An undeniable star quality is exhibited in her stage presence and she is in constant demand, sharing concert stages with well-known acts including Jadakiss, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and too many to name in a short article!
I had the opportunity to speak quickly with Whitney as she begins her recording process for an upcoming full-length release. We discussed her recent EP “Coffee Cups And Combat Boots” which dropped September 4th, 2012 and the motivation behind that project.
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — For a decade now, Veda Brown’s BlackGospelPromo.com’s online media marketing has served as one of the most effective methods to reach the black gospel consumer. It reaches nearly 200,000 people daily and advertises everything from Tyler Perry movies to gospel superstar Kirk Franklin’s CDs.
For a few years now, Brown has had the desire to create a compilation CD of gospel songs to market via her firm and now the time has finally come just in time for Black Music Month.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” says Brown, who is based in Philadelphia, PA. “So many of my friends in the industry have stepped up and allowed us to use their songs for this project and I’m grateful. Indie labels and artists have become a major force in music so we’ve selected some of the best indie tracks to create a must-have CD compilation.”
Habakkuk Music has signed on to release, not just one installment, but also a series of compilation CDs with BlackGospelPromo.com. The first CD is entitled, “Got Gospel? The Best Indie Tracks, Yesterday, Today & Forever.” The project was released in stores on June 5, 2012, and features this exciting mix of recent hits and future classics:
1. God is Great – Ricky Dillard and New G
2. Lord, You’re Mighty – Youthful Praise featuring J.J. Hairston
3. I Want To Say Thank You – Lisa Page Brooks
4. Window – Canton Jones
5. No Looking Back – Damita
6. I Give Myself Away – William McDowell
7. You That I Trust – The Rance Allen Group
8. The More I Seek You – Gail Holmes
9. Big -Valencia Lacy & Unquenchable Worshippers
10. Send Your Rain – Clint Brown featuring Marvin Winans
11. Alright – Gerald Scott
12. Mario Winans’ “Overcomer” Remix – Vickie Winans
13. Be Like You – Cheneta Jones
14. The Best Time of My Life – Bryan Wilson
To learn more about Habakkuk, visit www.habakkukmusic.com for more information.
Converse brand’s outreach efforts to provide fun and positive opportunities for the youth of America, spawns the Converse Open Gym Mixtape Series.
Since 2007, over 50,000 kids have spent a Saturday afternoon playing basketball at a Converse Open Gym event. Open Gym is a program where kids in six U.S. cities can come into a safe and fun environment to play a couple of pick-up games of basketball with their friends and other kids as well as meet current NBA players. In the summer and fall of 2011, Converse Open Gym sessions were held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Info on the program can be found on the official site http://Converse.com/opengym. In keeping with the Converse brand’s outreach efforts to provide fun and positive opportunities for the youth of America, the Converse Open Gym Mixtape Series was commissioned.
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Philadelphia, PA (November 2011) Since 2007, over 50,000 kids have spent a Saturday afternoon playing basketball at a Converse Open Gym event. Open Gym is a program where kids in six U.S. cities can come into a safe and fun environment to play a couple of pick-up games of basketball with their friends and other kids. In the summer and fall of 2011, Converse Open Gym sessions were held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Info on the program can be found on the official site http://Converse.com/opengym. In keeping with the Converse brand’s outreach efforts to provide fun and positive opportunities for the youth of America, the Converse Open Gym Mixtape Series was commissioned.
According to Converse Brand Manager, Rahim Thompson, “The mixtape gives independent artist an opportunity to expand their audience in markets that they wouldn’t normally have access to, along with giving the converse brand even more recognition among the hip hop culture.”
Produced by Tony Brown aka DJ TRUUF- Official Converse DJ since 2007 and hosted by industry heavyweights like Shawty LO, a Converse Mixtape is scheduled for release each month to coincide with the CONVERSE OPEN GYM schedule in all Markets. DJ Truuf states that, “After 4 years of progression while working with The Converse Open Gym Program, I’m very proud to introduce the Converse Open Gym Mixtape. This Mix-Project will add a new dimension to the Converse Brand by allowing Independent MCs the Opportunity to be heard on a major platform along with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, YMCMB and more. This is one of my most ambitious endeavors ever and I’m proud to be able to offer this opportunity to the Independent Artist who is ready to be heard on a Global Stage with Converse as the backdrop and dats da truuf.”
“The reason DJ Truuf has been selected to host this tape is due to his experience being the official Philly Open Gym DJ since Dec. 2007, his ability to rock a crowd in an entertaining & professional manner, along with his unlimited relationships and resources across the country.” says Converse Brand Manager Thompson.
DJ TRUUF has over 12,000 Followers on his several Twitter accounts and 5000+ on Facebook. In-Store Distribution at THE VILLA, http://www.RUVILLA.com, Philly’s No#1 URBAN RETAILER where he DJ’s in-store every weekend. He’s also a member of the Party Boy DJZ based in Houston, TX, ROCHARDER DJs based in Atlanta GA, The FUTURE STAR DJs based in Los Angeles and Miami and The OFFICIAL VILLA DJs based in Philadelphia
Converse Open Gym Open the door, roll out a ball, pick up a game.
That’s Open Gym, and since its launch in November of 2007 over 40,000 kids in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Boston have come over to play. In Atlanta, 500 kids are showing up every other weekend to B.E.S.T. Academy and Georgia Tech to play, meet our athletes—and each other, customize product, get a free haircut from our barber, eat free healthy snacks, get snapped in our photo booth, and generally be part of the game we’ve always loved.