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About MJ Savino

MJ launched her career as Writer and Journalist to several blog sites back in 2012. As the years progressed so did her passion for artist development as well as radio, and became host for uTm Radio’s Lyrically Fit Artist Spotlight Show in Philly. MJ had the opportunity to interview such legends and pioneers of Hip Hop like Digable Planets, Das Efx, Arrested Development, Rampage, D/R Period, Slaine, Planet Asia, Termanology, Bizzare, Rockness Monsta, and many more! To date MJ is Writer and Journalist (U.S. and International) for a plethora of blog sites including Ambrosia For Heads, The Word Is Bond, and several print magazines.

BK’s City The Great Talks “Day One” Single, New LP, & More

City The Great, BK native/artist/CEO, gives some inside scoop on his new single “Day One”, his upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith’, his role with Certified Nation Entertainment, and more. Listen to “Day One” and check out the full interview below. 

Listen to “Day One” from the forthcoming ‘The Wordsmith’ Album

MJ: Before we jump into “Day One” let everyone know who you are and where you’re from.

City the Great: Thanks for having me. I am City the Great from East NY, Brooklyn. 

MJ: You’re an artist under Hip Hop legend Special Ed. How did that come to fruition? Are there any challenges regarding age and mindset? Or is this a step towards bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop?

City the Great: Actually, my homeboy is Ed’s 1st cousin and he told me for the longest that he would connect us. Of course, at the time I didn’t believe he was Ed’s cousin. One day he came to the studio with me and took the song I wrote and recorded that day and said he was going to play it for Ed while at Funkmaster Flex’s birthday bash at BB Kings in Manhattan. Long story short he did and gave me Ed’s number…he wanted to speak with me, and the rest is history. There are really no challenges in age and mindset in working with Ed. He’s been a great mentor and I have learned a lot about the game from him. He stays up to date on the business and the culture. He also has great faith in my grind and creations. I would say without a doubt, we are in the works of bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop.

MJ: Let’s get to “Day One” which is taken from your upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith.’ The track has a cinematic anthem vibe with a hook catchy enough for the clubs and streets. It’s evident you have a knack for drawing audiences in. Talk about “Day One” from the motivation behind it to your expectation of the track.

City The Great: The story about the creation of this one is an interesting one…I was sitting on this beat for a while by Molly The Kid. I was conversating with my Certified Nation Entertainment comrade Itsonlywrite just talking about all the people that we worked with and knew throughout this journey that were kind of in and out. We laughed about how funny it is that when things weren’t going upward, they split or didn’t support, and now that we are moving, they all want to claim they’re day ones. That sparked my mind on expressing that on wax. I think what really made the song pop was my engineer King Bash jumping in and harmonizing on the hook. My expectation for Day One is to appeal to all audiences giving them that commercial feel yet true to the cultural vibe.

MJ: What can you tell us about your upcoming album and what can listeners anticipate from it?

City The Great: People are going to get a rollercoaster ride. I have been working on this project for the past 2 years piece by piece to ensure I capture the best feel in my testimony of being a wordsmith. This project will be very balanced with the right number of features and it’s going to display something for everyone that will be nostalgic.

MJ: Besides having the backing, support, and genius of Special Ed, what is your signature move, if you will, that differentiates you from other artists in the industry?

City The Great: I think what differentiates me and other artists in the industry is the soul that I pour into my craft which identifies my true being…A person being themself is the perfect form of originality. There’s a certain energy I give listeners and audiences and I have my own sound where you know it’s me and that element is never lost no matter what type of song it is that I am on. Not only that but I keep that element alive with versatility, you just never know which angle I am going to come on a track but you will always know it’s me.

MJ: Aside from the new album release prep, what other endeavors are you working on?

City The Great: I am currently working on growing my company Certified Nation Entertainment, educating, and assisting artists with their careers. I’m also working on multiple collaborative projects including a mixtape coming soon with my DJ, DJ Bad Tha Problem (proceeding the album release). I am working on a Certified Nation Entertainment collab project with the team of artists Jae Law aka Hindrix, Pengame Classic, Chambs Taylor, Jacqui Grace, and of course Itsonlywrite. There’s also a collaborative project with Chambs Taylor titled ‘CD’ (Collateral Damage). You can catch freestyle videos I will be releasing weekly as well as working with my management team Samantha Leavell of Certified Nation and legendary Kool Rock Ski on an event, For The Culture By The Culture. I can’t leave out 2022’s Annual Hip Hop & R&B Cookout in East BK…The list goes on and on.

MJ: Wrapping up, let everyone know how they can connect with you.

City The Great: Thank you I can be found on any platform as City the Great but one of the easiest ways to link with me all in one place is on my website CertifiedNationEntertainment.com.

Connect with City The Great

Instagram: www.instagram.com/citythegreat

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealCityTheGreat

Twitter: www.twitter.com/citythegreat_

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/CityTheGreatmusic

D-Rage ‘Deep Fire’ (Debut Album)

Hawaiian Hip Hop artist D-Rage releases his debut album titled ‘Deep Fire’ available now on all digital platforms. The 10-track project features B.Dvine, STS Blue, Thomas Coppola, Truck Jewels, and Gray Ston3.

D-Rage brings his A-game along with raw emotion and blatantly honest rhymes. He holds no bars when it comes to his past filled with demons, pain, tears, and self-medication. But don’t get it twisted, D-Rage is claiming his life back both as a man and a wordsmith.

The Breakout sets the album off with D-Rage declaring his readiness to rise. Unlike others, he is on another level and not skipping any corners or taking the fake route. In Cross The Line D-Rage’s cut-throat lyrics paint a vivid scene of the consequences and repercussions one might face for crossing him.

The Realest serves as the album’s anthem with a catchy hook sure to resonate. Still on his quest to rise from the ashes, D-Rage’s mental and physical are unstoppable. He vows not to fall for any facades or cookie-cutter bullsh*t. Listeners are sure to get inside the mind of D-Rage in Sacreligious. He shares about the trouble he’s conjured up from childhood to adulthood both in the home and in the streets. Sheesh piggybacks as we learn D-Rage is a natural psycho who needs to be put on chill mode. However, given the current state of the world, it makes sense he’s prepared for war…Vicious Malicious is a track for those who’ve done D-Rage wrong dating back to the third grade. For them, his dark intentions remain afloat.

Eyes on the Prize reflects on D-Rage’s driving force to exchange pills and excuses for a name in the game. This is the start of his shine and the start of him going places. All eyes are on him while his eyes are on the prize. Want What I Want reinforces his direction towards the prize, yet this menace at heart will move his own way with a back seat of alter egos.

In Deep, D-Rage takes listeners to a period where he was lost in negativity with a deleted soul. He depicts a life of being brainwashed, surviving only by his tears. The Warning mops up those minutes of sadness and brings us back to D-Rage in real-time…An artist ready to shake the game and rumble with the best in the game…D-Rage is here to make a name for himself by any means.

‘Deep Fire’ is brimming with gritty bass, striking tones, and cinematic vibes that heighten and intensify D-Rage’s emotion and complexity. Those unfamiliar with the Hawaiian sensation will become well versed after listening to ‘Deep Fire.’

Stream/download ‘Deep Fire’ here on preferred platforms

Joe Dirrt Releases “Back on My B.S.” Video

Seasoned Hip Hop artist Joe Dirrt delivers authentic elements of Boom Bap with his projects “Late Nights & Early Mornings” and “Dirrt Season Vol. 1”. His latest single/video is no exception. “Back on my B.S.” produced by Redwood Productions and featuring Rothstein, declares Dirrt’s stance in Hip Hop. He offers impeccable lyricism over mastered production. This epic dose of earmilk is sure to please Hip Hop heads around the globe.  Watch the video and connect with Joe Dirrt below.

Website: www.joedirrt.com

Email: joedirrt75@gmail.com

Social Links:

Instagram: @joedirrt82

Facebook: @joedirrt82

Twitter: @joe_dirrt

Spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/1vKkmQmuYcemcaeX8uKyKF/profile/

Kid Problem “Hellcats & Trackhawks” (Lil Durk Freestyle) Video

We Hot Music and Kid Problem present visuals for “Hellcats & Trackhawks” (Lil Durk Freestyle).

Representing Jersey, the video displays Kid Problem in front of street graffiti and his adorned car …no gimmicks or distractions for viewers, just bars. Hip Hop heads will appreciate Kid’s animated style and flow while he declares an unwavering focus on money, nothing else can be entertained. He’s been up and continues not to give a f*ck about haters or sideline rappers. Watch the video and connect with Kid Problem below.

Instagram: @1kidproblem

YouTube: @1kidproblem 

TikTok: @iamkidproblem 

Spotify: @kidproblem 

Facebook: @1kidproblem 

Soundcloud: @1kidproblem 

Twitter: @1kidproblem

Inquiries/bookings

Instagram: @wehotmusic

Wehotmusic1@gmail.com 

Get To Know Celebrity Publicist Genise Johnson

Atlanta’s distinguished PR rep and CEO of SL NEXT LEVEL Genise Johnson, better known as publicist to the stars, works alongside Safaree Samuels, K Michelle, Lil Durk, Lil Boosie, Amara L. Negra, and that’s only naming a few.

Genise is deeply rooted in client, corporate, and media connections to ensure a one-of-a-kind experience with a high rate of success in music, entertainment, film, and TV. She is the go-to for developing brands and keeping your favorite stars in public’s view.

Get to know Genise by connecting below.

Instagram @gen_johnson_

www.slnextlevel.com

Meet Genise Johnson

Fly Gitt Releases New Single, “Blues Clues”

SkyIV Records and Fly Gitt announce the release of his latest single “Blues Clues” available on all major platforms.

The Florida-based artist delivers a hit single coinciding with his iBANG motto. Over invigorating cadences and striking tones, Fly Gitt drops crafty punchlines letting the world know he’s flexing with street and booth diplomas. Around the way chicks and wack rappers are irrelevant to his glow-up. The track is fresh enough for the clubs, yet authentic enough for the blocks. Stream/download “Blues Clues” on preferred platforms and connect with Fly Gitt below.

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/iamflygitt/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/iamflygitt 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/iamflygitt

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https://music.apple.com/us/album/blues-clues-single/1556988635

News: Dr EnQi Toe to Toe with King Earner

Dr. Sebi Seamoss is a big business and boys will be boys. Dr. EnQi is rag-dolling King Earner all over the world as a Seamoss scammer. Footage from Queenzflip surfaces and shows King Earner snitching on his accomplices in the Seamoss scam. Dr. EnQi has vowed to restore honor to the legacy of Dr. Sebi by lining up all the Seamoss scammers like Scott Burnhard, Chakabars, Ripright, Kongo Nachr, and Fraud Muhammad. King Earner has poisoned many people with raw moss of undisclosed natures. Watch the videos below.

Written by Marcus Assasiya

Kid Problem Releases “Yeah Yeah” Video

We Hot Music and Irvington, NJ rapper Kid Problem release visuals for his hit single “Yeah Yeah,”  available now on all major platforms.

The video, by Cane Green Films, captures the raw emotion and intense energy from Kid Problem. The catchy hook, “Who am I to judge somebody always knew I’d be somebody, I be like finger out the window b*tch yeah yeah” and knocking bass drives the track along with Kid’s cut-throat bars.

His moves depict his come up and now focused, Kid Problem has no time for lameness, fake street thugs, or money-hungry dames. Watch the video and connect with Kid Problem below.

Connect with Kid Problem

Instagram: @1kidproblem

YouTube: @1kidproblem 

TikTok: @iamkidproblem 

Spotify: @kidproblem 

Facebook: @1kidproblem 

Soundcloud: @1kidproblem 

Twitter: @1kidproblem

Business: wehotmusic1@gmail.com

Wade Wilson x Poison Herbs ‘Dystopian Daydream’

Bushwick MC Wade Wilson releases a 6-track project with Poison Herbs titled ‘Dystopian Daydream’ available now on Bandcamp.

This Spring release is mind-spelling with a kaleidoscope of funk, raw emotion, and cut-throat punchlines. Wilson transcends listeners into a realm filled with possibilities to rebuild the future. But first, we have to take a look in the mirror as well as the harsh realities that surround us. Stream ‘Dystopian Daydream’ and connect with Wade Wilson below.

dystopian daydream | Wade Wilson (bandcamp.com)

Wade Wilson on Social Media – https://linktr.ee/WadeWilson

Dr. EnQi in Real Time vs Brian McKnight Jr.

This is the craziest beef to hit Social Media. Ali Vegas and Dr. EnQI have been accused of calling for the death of Lil Nas X by Brian McKnight Jr. The altercation began over a simple DMX post on Dr. EnQi’s Instagram page that escalated to a full-blown social media war…tap in! If you value Fatherhood you must view the video below. (Shared by Felipe Stokes)