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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.

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SPEECH Releases A Different World (Single) In Response To Capitol Insurrection

 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH



Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.



“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH



“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

“A Different World” on preferred platforms
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J. Waiters Ft. John Jigg$ – Walk A Mile (Video)

R&B sensation J. Waiters and Hip Hop heavyweight John Jigg$ unite for a chilling, air gasping video. “Walk a Mile” is produced by Poetic Killa with video production by Footprint the Movement.

While wearing a t-shirt that reads “get your knee off our necks”, J. Waiters sets a gripping scene with raw emotion. The intro speaks volumes of truth that pushes the underlying issue of not knowing what it is to be a black man in America.

The duo describes their personal everyday struggles as well as societal struggles. From racism and injustices to violence and murder, from lack of support and children to educate, J. Waiters and John Jigg$ unleash a compelling blend of vocals and lyricism hopeful to ignite a revolutionary spark. How can you overcome life’s distressing genocides while living black? Watch “Walk a Mile” and connect with J. Waiters below.

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KING VON SHOOTING IN ATLANTA: MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CHICAGO-BORN RAPPER’S DEATH

King Von

ATLANTA (WLS) — A 22-year-old man has been charged in the Atlanta shooting death of an up-and-coming Chicago-born rapper.

Timothy Leeks faces a felony murder charge in the death of Dayvon Bennett, also known as King Von.

Leeks is in police custody at an Atlanta hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Three people were killed, including King Von, after a confrontation outside an Atlanta club that ended in gunfire early Friday morning, according to police.

Two off-duty Atlanta officers were working an extra job at a local hookah lounge when they saw two groups of men arguing with each other outside the establishment around 3:20 a.m. Friday, police said.

Officials said the argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups.

One of the off-duty officers, along with an on-duty APD officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the shooters and shots were also fired during the encounter with police.

Three people were transported to the hospital by EMS with gunshot wounds, and three others were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Two additional people were detained on the scene, police said.

Officials confirmed Friday afternoon that three of the people shot died from their injuries, and three others were still being treated at the hospital. The officers involved were not injured, police said.
Rumors surrounding the incident claimed Bennett was killed by police gunfire, but APD officials said their investigators believe the rapper “was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations was requested to respond and investigate the officer-involved shooting aspect of the incident. APD homicide investigators also responded and are investigating the deaths.
Officials said part of the investigations will include determining which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers.

Charges are anticipated against the two suspects detained on-scene…
Via: ABC Chicago

Sir Calloway x SpiTTzwell – Boil Advisory (Video)

Sir Calloway releases visuals for his powerful new single “Boil Advisory” produced by SpiTTzwell (video directed by Ledoox2).

Calloway defines our current, nationwide state of emergency through pivotal storytelling and wordplay. Bar for bar he breaks down critical times, pressing societal genocides, and devils in the form of politicians and the system.  Calloway delivers these harsh truths over soulful tones of piano keys and heart-pounding bass.  Sounds of police and ambulance sirens, alarms, and ferocious dogs serve as the hook and heighten the already hair-raising and bone-chilling emotion from Calloway.

“Boil Advisory” is not meant to entertain, it’s purpose is to shake citizens to the core with knowledge of what, why, when, where, how, and who are digging our worldly grave. Watch “Boil Advisory” and connect with Sir Calloway and SpiTTzwell below.

IG :  @SirCalloway @spittzwell_the_beat_god 

Facebook : Sir Calloway on Facebook 

Twitter : Sir Calloway on Twitter  Spittzwell on Twitter

 Stream “Boil Advisory” on preferred platforms here

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

Hey y’all!! Its your girl Mz Slimgoody back with another weekly edition of “New Music Fridays”!!!!!!! Unfortunately we are still moving kinda slow since its the beginning of the new year & as of now the most anticipated album to come out soon will be Future’s new project “The WZRD”. Until then I do have some nice selections for this week, even a cool project by DC Youngfly, Mila J and upcoming artist Asiahn. As for my rap fans, make sure to check out rapper, Go Yayo’s project, I swear there will be no disappointments!

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS 1/11/2019

1. MILA J – DECEMBER 2018

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MILA J HAS NOW MADE AN EP FOR EVERY MONTH OF 2018…MAKE SURE TO CATCH UP!

2. ASIAHN – LOVE TRAIN 2

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THIS DOPE ARTIST, IS SOMEONE WHOSE PROJECTS I AM STARTING TO EXPECT NOTHING BUT GREAT MUSIC FROM!

3. DC YOUNGFLY – TRAP SOUL

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MY FIRST TIME REALLY CHECKING HIS PROJECT OUT & I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS EXCEPT TOO MUCH AUTO TUNE LOL

4. MORGAN WESTBROOKS – EVOLVE

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DOPE ARTIST WHOSE STYLE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I EXPECTED…STRAIGHT WEST COAST STYLE WITH DOPE FEATURES…I WANT TO HEAR MORE FUTURE PROJECTS FROM HER.

5. OBA ROWLAND – FREE KWAME

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ANOTHER DOPE ARTIST FROM THE “D” WHOSE TELLING A STORY THAT SHOULD BE HEARD…HE IS ALREADY BRINGING ATTENTION WITH THE TITLE & COVER OF HIS PROJECT.

6. ROD D – INDICTMENT, CONSPIRACY, AND CO-DEFENDANTS

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DECENT PROJECT THAT I REALLY HAVE TO LISTEN TO AGAIN BUT I DID ENJOY WHAT I HEARD…BASICALLY A MAN EVOLVING AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

7. ENVY CAINE – NEVER ENUFF

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NEW ARTIST THAT IS BRINGING A WAVY STYLE THAT MOST YOUNGER LISTENERS LIKE WHILE MY ASS NEEDS IT TO BE A VIBE FIRST LOL

8. GO YAYO – LIVING LEGEND

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NOW NAMING YOUR PROJECT “LIVING LEGEND” MEANS THE EXPECTATION WILL BE SET VERY HIGH! I WILL SAY THAT THIS PROJECT CAN BE PLAYED FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END AND WITH LIVE ASS BEATS AND GREAT LYRICAL DELIVERY…I HAVE A FEELING WE WILL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THIS ARTIST VERY SOON!

ANTICIPATING TAKEOFF’S ALBUM

Takeoff, one of the members from the Migos, announced 2 weeks ago that he will be dropping his solo effort after Quavo’s solo album dropped. Since the release date of his solo album is quickly approaching on November 1st, we was blessed with a teaser to assist with the anticipation of it’s release!

I don’t know about y’all…BUUUTTTT I believe Takeoff’s album will be better than Quavo’s! I can’t say if it will be better than Offset for he is one of my faves too, but Takeoff is the one whose flow is so raw & if you are not paying attention you will not get what he is saying LOL we cant take him for a joke, for there was a time when Offset was going back n forth to jail and while he was absent, Quavo & Takeoff were holding the group down! So before anyone tries to write my boy off, who is also a Gemini too, listen first then come to my new music Friday post to comment your thoughts!

A3C presents Wu-Chainz: 36 Trap Houses blended by DJ Critical Hype

A3C has brought Atlanta legend 2 Chainz and the iconic Wu-Tang Clan together for a mashup masterpiece blended by DJ Critical Hype. The project combines some of Wu-Tang Clan’s most iconic beats with 2 Chainz verses, the result is unbelievable.

Wu-Chainz 36 Trap Houses FINAL Cover

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Every member of the Wu-Tang Clan is participating in a special 2-Day experience in Atlanta that will climax at the A3C Festival in downtown Atlanta on Sat, Oct 6th along with performances by J.I.D, PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9), Talib Kweli, Westside Gunn + Conway, Jarren Benton, Deante Hitchcock, Lute, Lou the Human and many more.

There are a limited number of WuTangATL passes for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and Mathematics for an unforgettable 2-days in Atlanta.

2 Chainz joins the coalition of Atlanta companies and cultural establishments celebrating Wu-Tang Clan’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 36 Chambers, which includes:

  • 2 Chainz
  • The City of Atlanta
  • Sweetwater Brewery
  • King of Pops
  • WISH GALLERY
  • ATL United
  • City of Ink
  • Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop
  • Plaza Theatre
  • Criminal Records

Via: A3C FESTIVAL BLOG

 

Young Thug – On The Rvn

Young Thug dropped “On The Rvn” over the weekend & already got a few people talking about the 6 song project!

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With features including 6lack, Jaden Smith, T-Shyne & Elton John this is a strong EP for Thug. In my opinion, you can tell that he is evolving with his music while still staying true to himself. I do wish that he included atleast 2 to 3 more songs BUT the anticipation for more music from him is what I crave and keeps me listening. Check out the tracks below & comment your thoughts!