Last week I was blessed to have a chit chat with artist, producer, and record label owner Andrew Thomas, who hails from Minnesota, and discussed his new single ” Liquor Talkin'”. He got to explain to me how the visual for the video came about, and how the shut down of 2020 allowed him to create a visual that will really works well for the single. We also talked about his upbringing on the native reservation, seeing Prince perform at Paisley Park prior to his untimely death as well as his musical talents.
Andrew has been blessed to produce music for Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka, and plenty other artists from Minnesota!
If you want to know more about Andrew Thomas watch the interview below:
An extinction level event happened at the @rockhall yesterday. The legendary @bustarhymes graced the City for the unveiling of his exhibit in the museum. The MC sat down for a 1on 1 interview with Nwaka Onwusa, Chief Curator and Rock Hall VP, on the outdoor PNC stage.
This BREAKING NEWS event was FREE to the public. You never know what might happen in CLE! •
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.’
#WhenYouthRise is an Ohio Rising program to uplift and center the voices of Black students and students of color in the greater Columbus area. The When Youth Rise summer program, compromises in 2 parts, A youth showcase on June 29th, 2020, and a 2-day summer camp on July 31st-August 1st. The youth showcase will be created and performed by local youth. The summer camp will consist of power-building workshops that will transcend into tangible, sustainable change for the future generations of Ohio.
#OhioRisingYouthShowcase will help create education and outreach for the youth power building summer program. The Showcase will center the art expression of youth, their vision for a more inclusive community, and uplift their talents. Additionally, the Youth Showcase will consist of a fashion/talent show to empower youth. The more we support and create space and opportunity for youth to be their true authentic self, the more we don’t have to speak for our children and the more they can speak for themselves.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Programming starts at 6:00
Beyond the Brix, 970 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43207
Ohio Rising Camp
Day 1 Saturday June 31st 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2 Sunday August 1st 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Rising camp inspires young people’s leadership in civic engagement and social justice through a comprehensive foundational introduction of various social justice movements, concepts, and definitions such as critical race theory and intersectionality. Youth will not only learn the history and influential cultures of America, but the Ohio Rising program will teach and encourage students to dream and imagine new, innovative methodologies and structures for community & self-care.
Do you know or have youth between the ages of 8 and 15 years in central Ohio? If so, Ohio Rising is a program designed to build relationships, health, and wellness and shift knowledge and agency to make healthy decisions.