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2017 Recap: Tee Grizzley’s Top Five Tracks

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This year was the coming out party for Tee Grizzley and his hardcore rap delivery. His single “First Day Out” became an international phenomenon, earning him the attention of millions of fans across the globe. He didn’t stop at his first taste of success; he kept pushing, releasing a steady stream of music for fans, carefully making sure not to oversaturate his growing pool of art. As 2017 closes, we look back at some of his best releases that truly show his ability to craft quality music.

Win

A quality piano riff can make for an incessant earworm of a song, one that causes tracks to play endlessly in the head for days at a time. This is the case with “Win” with the piano serving as a backdrop for Tee Grizzley to unleash a verbal assault like he usually does. Grizzley’s vocals help to offset some of the repetitions in the beat but they also compensate for it as well. He spits a dizzying assortment of bars spun in all directions, detailing his life and situations that make listeners nod their heads in agreement.

Teetroit

Anyone who’s been to Detroit and has gotten a taste of its street life knows of the horrors that many people have faced within. Grizzley chronicles these terrors, and the city’s bloody history, in “Teetroit.” The solemn single is dark, mysterious, and downright brutal. Its feature on the soundtrack for the film Detroit, which tells the story of the Algiers motel incident during the 12th street riot of 1967, indicates the power of music to intertwine with real events.

Secrets

It’s rare that we’re exposed to Grizzley’s more melodic side. On “Secrets” from his debut project My Moment, Grizzley croons about the skeletons in everyone’s closets; how do we keep them? This question manifests itself through a helping of verses where Grizzley tells about the secrets he’s holding and just how hard it is to live with that burden. The silky-smooth production sits back and lets Grizzley paint masterpieces with his words as the tools to do so.

Beef (ft. Meek Mill)

Meek Mill’s energetic appearance on tracks only elevates the power of the main artist(s). Tee Grizzley wisely enlisted the Philly-native to boost his own lyrical prowess on a cut that details what beef is and what happens to those unfortunate enough to partake in it with the two emcees. It’s a brisk cut that’s risky but ultimately works out fine. Both give standout performances that show they aren’t the people that you’d want to mess with.

From The D. To The A. (ft. Lil Yachty)

 

Being able to connect with a rap superstar, whilst you’re still coming up, and showing out over the same record can be a daunting task. In this case, Grizzley’s light years ahead of Yachty in terms of sheer rapping capability. How could he tame his self not to slaughter Yachty on the same track? Grizzley manages to succeed and pulls off the ultimate balancing act; not too excessively lyrical, but not streamlined enough to be considered mediocre. The track works to perfection as both artists play off of each other effectively, creating one of the best overall releases of 2017.

 

 

 

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DJ MADOUT Is Elite At His Craft, A Recap!

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During the 90s, hip hop and reggae music exploded onto the forefront of the world, reaching their highest level of recognition and artist development. Music was at its prime from artists such as Jay-Z, Biggie, Gregory Isaacs, Bounty Killa, and Black Eyed Peas. This era in rap and dancehall-inspired many current emcees, singers, and disc jockeys of today’s mainstream. Motivated by his predecessors to create a distinctive atmosphere with the spin of record, it was only a matter of time before the clubs began going insane about a rising spin master, DJ MADOUT.


Disc jockey extraordinaire DJ MADOUT was not only known as a music geek who was always “extra early and always in front” when it came to music classes. Professionally trained on the saxophone and trombone, MADOUT’s ear for music began to grow and mature with sounds, beats, and notes. MADOUT was often inspired by the blended sounds of planes, trains, horns, and beatboxing influenced by the Caribbean and New York City life. A crazy combination, to say the least, MADOUT found music through all aspects of life. Influential reggae greats like Sizzla to alternative bands like Green Day greatly impacted MADOUT’S style. Like most New Yorkers, MADOUT knew that success would only happen through hard work, hustle, and the daily grind. Surrounded by the nightlife culture, the go-getter T positioned himself as a promoter. He not only coordinated many social events but also secured entertainment and even used his craft as a DJ to amplify the crowd to the highest possible level.


Known within the Bronx for the “Livest” parties, MADOUT has become a music spin man all flock to hear. People across the tri-state area anticipate his annual affairs, such as Punk Rock and Pajama Pillow Fight, among other events. He has spun for countless musicians such as Lloyd Banks, Fred DA God Son, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Marley’s, Gucci Mane, Juelz Santana, and Ace Hood, to name a few. He has also mixed for HOT 97’s WHO’S NEXT, Beauty Franchise Sephora, The Legendary Suez Rendezvous, DJ Kay Slay STR8 STUNTING Magazine, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop ATL Stevie J, and VH1’s Black Ink Crew Members Puma & Sassy and many more.


This young DJ is not only in our tri-state but is also traveling and hitting the world by storm as he recently toured the Caribbean Islands, Australia, and the UK. Be on the lookout for MADOUT as the world is gearing up to go MAD about him. He’s is one of one and you need to book him asap. His Instagram is @Djmadout.

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Kevo Kodesh Debuts Cinematic Street Movie ‘Let’s Eat’ in Select Theatres

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Kevo Kodesh just dropped a fire new movie entitled ‘Let’s Eat,’ and debuted September 22nd in RIchmond, Virginia. The urban drama covers hood politics, power, money, and respect. The exciting new film is directed by Pure Brilliance.

The tantalizing film is about Adonis Walker, a real estate agent turned arms dealer. He quickly realizes how dangerous selling guns can be as his business grows in the streets. The movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, and the 757 region. The $150K budget helped Kevo Kodesh secure acting help from local legends like Rae hookz, Chad Prentiss, Juiicy Da Thugstress, and many more.

Kevo Kodesh has his eyes set on producing a television series based on ‘Let’s Eat’ soon. ‘Let’s Eat’ is set to premiere in theatres in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, later this month. The highly anticipated film contains violence, elements of street life, and everyday themes that are sure to put people at the edge of their seats. The movie is set to have a press tour soon. 

Be sure to look for more information on ‘Let’s Eat’ and Kevo Kodesh on social media @letseat.themovie or at www.cnmfilms.com !

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NEA’s Brittney Keith is taking over Atlanta one step at a time

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Brittney K has managed to turn herself into a brand who is now taking over the Atlanta area. A proud graduate of Georgia State University, she first started in the entertainment/ music industry. Working with Usher and RollingOut Magazine as their direct communications intern in college to doing promotions with Quality Control Music, her work ethic doesn’t go unnoticed. Now one of the key players at an independent label, Never Eat Alone Entertainment, Brittney continues to let her work speak for itself.  

At 26 years of age, she now also runs her own branding agency, Brittney K Branding Agency, a communications agency, merging traditional public relations, branding and digital marketing tools all in one. Her team consists of professionals with combined experience serving a number of various clients ranging from artists to small business owners.  

Brittney has recently maneuvered her way into the financial literary space where her intention now is to bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and the financial literacy industry by providing financial tools such as credit, investment portfolios, trading, and other resources to the entertainment industry.  

Brittney strives to inspire, motivate, and educate the younger generation particularly that you can be whoever you want to be no matter what limitations are placed on you.

Instagram: @Brittney_K

Twitter: @K_Brittney 

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