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Last update: 2015-03-21

Artist Spotlight - Rapper Big Pooh

2015-03-21
Length: 34m 20s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are joined by Rapper Big Pooh. Known as a a member of the acclaimed hip hop group Little Brother, Pooh discusses music streaming, the importance of reading, and current projects. …

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Artist Spotlight - Short Dawg Pt II

2015-03-16
Length: 34m 30s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Houston, Texas rap artist Short Dawg. Short explains his new moniker Fresh, his current relationship with Young Money Entertainment, and his latest project with 2 Chainz (T.R.U.,The Real University). …

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Artist Spotlight - BloodSport Pt II

2015-03-01
Length: 17m 51s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by Philly emcee BloodSport. BloodSport gives us a update on life, current projects, and Team Gold Medal. …

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Artist Spotlight - Sam Scarfo Pt II

2015-02-22
Length: 20m 48s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we are rejoined by New Jersey hip hop artist Sam Scarfo. Sam discusses the difference between rapping and being an artist, working with Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and his latest release "5 Million Stories"…

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Artist Spotlight - Kenny Shane

2015-01-28
Length: 20m 17s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with NY rapper Kenny Shane. Kenny discusses "Think and Grow Rich", new projects and goals for 2015.…

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Artist Spotlight - Dawn McClain

2015-01-18


Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Dawn McClain has emerged from the same rich soil of so many other great African American singers. Like so many powerhouses and trailblazers in music, Dawn began singing in the church at a very early age. An 80's baby with a splash of 60's and 70's influence, and a sprinkle of gospel roots, she blends and bridges the generation gap between these eras in music, melodically suspending time. Ms. McClain is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and a natural humanitarian and advocate for women’s health and cancer awareness. Dawn was diagnosed in 2010 with ovarian cancer. Never one to faultier she embraced cancer with GOD’s grace and has been in remission now for four years. Dawn McClain calls the show she gives “The Experience”, because it is just “that” an Experience. If you ask her, how she would like to live out the rest of her days… She would say, “Performing”. There is nothing that she loves more than the opportunity to interact with her supporters. In “The Experience”, she gives you all the passion her heart can give, by filling the room with and bathing the crowd in the essence of song. Music with passion and force, sensuality and jazz, bluesy rock-steady R&B, funk and futuristic soul...that is, “classic soul groove gumbo”. Your ears will be tantalized with the vocal influences of her mentors, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Rachelle Ferrell, Jill Scott, and Ledisi. Ms. McClain’s career thus far has been a journey filled with “rare” opportunity for a independent artist. She calls it a blessing and God’s grace, that her projects (“The Love Project”, “Dance Chronicles”, and her most resent release “Life is Beautiful” ) were touched with production and co-writing collaborations, from some of the industry’s most sought after Grammy nominated writers and producers. She has graced the stage and performed with Industry legends such as Roberta Flack, Jeane Carne, Ann Nesby, Kem, Gordon Chambers, Tony Terry, Mint Condition, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Stevie Wonder, N' Dambi Blu, Liv Warfield, Lela James, Erykah Badu, Donnie, Frank McComb, Johnny Gill, Malcom Jamal Warner, and Chrisette Michele. She has been featured on Good Day Atlanta, V-103’s “Art and Jazz”, 102.5's “Art & Soul” Summer Music Series, Centennial Olympic Park's “Wind down Wednesdays, Amateur Night at the Apollo (and won), and the highly acclaimed Michael Baisden Show. Her latest project Life Is Beautiful features “Cant Call It Love”. The heartfelt ballad, produced by Grammy award winning producer Dave "Jam" Hall, finds Ms. McClain showcasing her vocal prowess as she sings about a woman who is in a no strings, sexual relationship with a married man. “OOO, Not the way my momma raised me/ or what my father'd be proud of/ got caught up in my own fantasy/ and I can't even call it love/ it just feels good/ I can't even call it love/ but I want it /I can't even call it love/ cause I need it" she belts. When asked what was her inspiration for the record she states, " I wanted to write something controversial, something no other female performer/writer in this day and age was brave enough to write about. "Can't Call it Love" is about a woman who is with this man just for sex. She knows it's wrong, she knows what's at stake, but she doesn't care. Although I don't agree with creating any type of sexual relationship with a married man, I believe a lot of women have found themselves in this type of situation. I have friends who do this, I've listened to them explain to me why they would take such risks, and "Can't Call it Love" is my translation of how I think they feel." Ms. McClain is currently doing dates, her next scheduled show “An Evening With Dawn McClain featuring Mista P Jones” is on December 6th at the JunkYard Bar & Grill in Houston, Texas. She is also working on new music and collaborating with other artist on their projects. When asked about working with Dawn McClain, Kathy Liautaud of KLPR Group stated, “Dawn McClain is a passionate, fearless, resilient artist that didn’t allow her adversaries to hinder her goals, she used it as fuel and inspiration to accomplish them. She is multi talented and a breath of fresh air to the industry; she doesn't compromise herself to follow the popular trend. We are honored to have her on our roster”. Dawn McClain is a brilliant, gifted and stellar talent on the rise and is destined to reach super star status and become a household name.…

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Artist Spotlight - Bobby Creekwater Pt II

2014-12-17
Length: 43m 7s


Welcome back to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode with politick with the homie Bobby Creekwater. Bobby discusses his newest project "I Am From A Place". This show also features music from Nicki Minaj and Jae Millz. The self-help clip of the week is from Napoleon Hill's best seller "Think and Grow Rich".…

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Artist Spotlight - Slick Rock

2014-11-23
Length: 21m 59s


Bio: Rapper Slick Rock was born BeJorn Johnson on July 20, 1992. His mother named him after the World’s #1 French Tennis Player, Bjorn Borg. An Atlanta, Ga native raised in the city of Decatur where some of today’s hottest artists were bred, Keri Hilson, Ludacris and more; Bejorn was born to be a star. Slick Rock adopted his rap name from having a slick tongue for rap lyrics and being a rock in his neighborhood. Rock stands hard against all odds and he never backs down from anything. Slick Rock, the 22 yr. old with exquisite looks is bringing something neoteric to the rap game. His sound is strong vocally, hard hitting tracks with slick lyrics to seal it all. Inspired by his older brother who made rap look easy, he guided Slick Rock into rapping and perfecting his skills. Although his skills were amateur and unpolished, he never gave up. Listening and studying some of his favorite rappers T.I., Rocko, and Young Dro brought him up to the level of skill he’s at today, superb. Recently, Slick Rock has been in the studio recording a mix tape while working a 9-5 job to pay for his music project. During this time he was discovered by now mentor and music producer Haitian Monk. His drive and dedication caught the eye of the CEO of Hublot Music Group in Atlanta, Ga. Haitian Monk has signed Slick Rock to Hublot Music Group’s Independent Record Label and is the first artist to be released. The dynamic duo has been brewing hits in the studio for 8 months and is about to drop an EP/Album/Mix tape for release in early 2014. Slick Rock is a hot new hip hop artist who’s mass appeal is bringing back raw commanding rap vocals, and infectious hooks all penned by himself. Expect the unexpected from this future “Icon”, SLICK ROCK as he gives his “Blood, Tears, and Gold” for his family, community, and fans. As of 2014, Slick Rock's forthcoming mix tape titled: "Americano Pablo" has been brewing and grilling in the studio. Rock's best sound yet to be fully released early 2015. The promo cd has been released in the streets of Atlanta with the first single "Hard 2 Choose" already burning up the online hip hop radio stations. He recently won K-100's "ill or kill" this week and is now in rotation. Slick Rock has been performing throughout Atlanta at some of the hottest clubs like Club Vinyl, GME Lounge, and his upcoming performance will be at Suede Lounge Atl; his infectious performances have been gaining him more fans and love on the club scene.…

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Artist Spotlight - Dedrick Jamaal

2014-11-09
Length: 20m 8s


Who is Dedrick Jamaal? The Baton Rouge, LA lyricist is on his way to becoming hip hop’s next breakthrough artist. After garnering much success from his debut project Overnight and single, “Broadway,” which featured on over 50 urban and internationally publications as well as being voted #1 on numerous music video countdown shows, Dedrick is ready to claim his spot in the hip hop game. Whether it’s crafting feel-good tunes or mellow jams questioning the status quo, Dedrick has a singular sound that sets him apart. Dedrick’s lyrics show an immense thoughtfulness and a big heart at the base of his art. His soulful and energetic delivery allows him to drop lyrical jewels while entertaining listeners with a smooth and polished flow. Now as a part of Blacklight Music Group (home to Dylan Cage and Hey Daem), Dedrick Jamaal is now focused on delivering a quality sound that blends a diverse array of topics with entrancing melodies. His goal is to provide his audience with an authentic experience reminiscent of the classic hip hop legends such as Jay-Z, T.I and Nas with a mixed of new hip hop like Drake, Kanye West, and J. Cole to name a few. Be ready to experience the raw hunger of southern roots as it's mixed with the big city feel and flair, the way only Dedrick Jamaal can deliver it! Twitter: @DedrickJamaal Instagram: @Dedrick_Jamaal225 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dedrick-jamaal…

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Artist Spotlight - Jahna Sebastian

2014-08-24
Length: 40m 50s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with actress, artist, singer, and songwriter Jahna Sebastian. Jahna Sebastian who was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in “Music Business” at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music is a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, hypnotic beats and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckon with. Not only is she an amazing singer and songwriter, she is an accomplished producer and engineer as well as the owner of a recording studio, Multivizion Music which since its inception has become the nucleus of Russian rap and grime scene in London. She has engineered and produced for many artist including the Russian rapper Oxxxymiron who was named Discovery of the Year at the Russian GQ awards. Ms. Sebastian continues to pursue music while raising her daughter born in 2008 (whose father is American super producer Swizz Beatz) and for three years she had been mostly working behind the scenes juggling motherhood and work. After producing and engineering a few hundred songs for other artists, releasing her “Emancipation EP” in 2009 and a few other songs independently, filming three music videos and acting in three short movies, a feature film "Reversed" release in 2012 and numerous commercials, she is focusing on her solo career and upcoming projects. She has an astonishing track record of hundreds of songs including recording entire album by Oxxxymiron “Vechniy Jid” which had been rated Best Rap Album of 2011 in Russia and nominated for Russian Urban Music Awards. She is currently working on her upcoming album and collaborating with other artist on their projects.…

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Artist Spotlight - Signif

2014-07-17


Welcome to another great edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Milwaukee, Wisconsin emcee Signif. Signif is an uniquely talented emcee who chooses to channel the ART of Hip-Hop in her songs rather than the hype that surrounds the “prototype” of the female emcee. The New York resident, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was frst turned on to Hip-Hop by her older brothers. At age 8, her love for the music was explored through written expression and her poetic musings progressed to an active participation in Freestyling. Starting in 2009 with Beautifully Flawed, an EP that would introduce her to the game as a viable artist, followed by The Transition in 2010,when people really started to take notice and recognize her as someone who could add something fresh to the Hip-Hop landscape. Helping to keep the ball rolling forward in 2010, she released a remix project as well as several clean and crisp music videos produced by Alphabang Productions. In 2011 and 2012, Signif released both Significant Wizdom and Significant Wizdom II: Atypical, respectively. After hitting off 2013 opening for Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch, Signif recently returned from an international tour in France and is currently working on her 5th solo project, titled Friction. …

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Artist Spotlight - DMoney Martinez

2014-07-06


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Boston hip hop artist DMoney Martinez. DMoney has been featured on various mixtapes including his very own “My Definition”, “Almost Famous” and most recent set to release in 2014 “Making My Mark”. DMoney Martinez has also made a name for himself by making catchy melodic hooks. He was recently featured on Eddy Fish’s first official single “Whole Lotta Money (feat. Yo Gotti)” off of his mixtape “Real Nigg*s Know” and was also able to participate on a few more records on that mixtape with acts such as Scarface out of Houston and Gunplay from MMG. …

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Artist Spotlight - TalenTD

2014-06-13


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego singer, rapper, and songwriter TalenTD. Po and TalenTD discusses football, current projects, and dream chasing. …

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Artist Spotlight - Nando

2014-05-26


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego hip hop artist Nando. Topics include his label Pacific Ocean Records, Latino rappers, and new projects. …

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Artist Spotlight - Mitchy Slick

2014-03-22
Length: 1h 7m 19s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego rap veteran Mitchy Slick. Slick is a solo artist and one-third of Stones Throw Records hip-hop trio Strong Arm Steady. Founder and CEO, Slick branded Tha Wrongkind, a familial collective of artists, producers, deejays and entrepreneurs. Slick spent his formidable years in the southeastern division of San Diego, namely the Lincoln Park area. He later attended Prairie View A&M in Prairie View, Texas and returned to his hometown in California, where he embarked on his musical career. Mitchy was featured on Gangland about the San Diego Lincoln Park Bloods, a gang he associates with. Slick’s debut album, Triggeration Station was released in 2001 and peaked at #13 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart that same year. Since his debut, Slick has released numerous mixtapes including the XXL Guns collection, Mitchy Duz It, Strong Arm Robbery 1 & 2 and his sophomore album Urban Survival Syndrome. Along with Los Angeles emcees Krondon and Phil the Agony, west coast super-group Strong Arm Steady released its debut album Deep Hearted in 2007 followed by the mixtape Gang Mentality, the conceptual album In Search of Stoney Jackson, followed by Arms and Hammers, and most recently Stereotype, a collaborative album with producer Statik Selektah. In addition to mixtape appearances and both group and solo recordings, Slick has also collaborated with notable industry figures such as Gladys Knight, Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka Flame, Xzibit, The Game, Talib Kweli, Trae tha Truth, Paul Wall, Menace, The Jacka, Jay Rock and E-40. In 2007 Slick and bay area rapper Messy Marv released the joint effort, Messy Slick which landed on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart during the week of July 14, 2007. In early 2010, Slick and Tha Wrongkind released the Yellow Tape compilation followed by the Wrongkind Is Everywhere mixtape in 2012 presented by DJ Rah2k. In 2013, Mitchy Slick returned to the hip hop scene with a bang with the release of two solo albums entitled Feet Match the Paint, with The World's Freshest aka DJ Fresh, and Won't Stop. 2014 is expected to follow the same formula with Slick already releasing his "Call of Duty: South East" EP on January 13th for free download and has plans of turning into a full-length LP in the very near future. With other solo projects, Gang Intervention and Lost in the Bay, in the pipeline, Slick has also announced that he will be releasing collaborative projects with Black Wall Street's Compton Menace, Brick Squad's YG Hootie, and The Whole 9.2 EP with his own Youngkind artist OsoOcean this year as well. One thing is for sure, though, after 10+ years of independent rap hustlin', Slick has no intention of slowing down until he and Tha Wrongkind claim their spot in the upper echelon of the hip hop industry. …

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Artist Spotlight - Jak Skelly

2014-03-10
Length: 27m 30s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with New York emcee Jak Skelly. Artist Bio - Born Mike Rivera and hailing from the birthplace of Hip Hop, New York City, Mike was raised on the pioneers of hip hop, from Nas to Wu-Tang to Big Pun and Canibus. Growing up as the youngest of 4 brothers, Mike watched his olders brothers lip sync some of hip hop’s most classic rhymes and at the age of 7 he began to write his own rhymes so he can impress them. Gaining a love and a passion for music, Mike ventured into the underground hip hop scene using the moniker Mike J Gottie. As Mike J Gottie, he toured the north-east along with Dj Puerto Roc (Canibus Road Dj) and established himself as one of the best up and comers. Through years of touring and recording, Mike took a personal leave from hip hop in 2009, but in the fall of 2012 with a new vision and new identity he came back under the name Jak Skelly and in 2014 he was named lyrical artist of the year. Now in 2014 he wants to hold that title to great honors with the release of several new projects including Jak Madness (31 songs in 31 Days) and the highly anticipated “Respect The Mecca” V.1. Currently, Jak has released both the single "Respect The Mecca" & "Catching Planes" and will release tomorrow Jak Madness, which will be 31 songs in 31 Days (March 1st -31st). I have added Both singles and the first record off Jak Madness. If you need anything else ill send right away. …

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Artist Spotlight - Bigstat

2014-02-28
Length: 21m 21s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Connecticut hip hop artist, record producer, and studio engineer Bigstat. Artist BIo.. Gary Monteleone (born April 25, 1984), better known by his stage name Bigstat, is an American hip hop artist,record producer, and studio engineer. In 2008 Bigstat went on a national tour with Hip Hop artists Method Man & Redman, Termanology and Rapper Big Pooh from hip hop group Little Brother. In 2009 he continued to tour with Method Man & Redman and Ghostface Killah from the Wu Tang Clan. Performing at sold out venues fromBest Buy Theater in Times Square to House of Blues in Hollywood. In the summer of 2009 Hip Hop Legend Krs-One did a freestyle at the Rock the bells festival introducing Bigstat. Shortly after on Labor Day of 2009 Bigstat released his debut mixtape titled Dont Quit Your Dayjob hosted by Redman. Bigstat later toured as a special guest alongside Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch of The Lox in 2010. Stat later released a video of behind the scenes tour footage over a song titled Dreamkiller featuring Dion Primo. In 2011 BigStat released his first official single titled Pain; a heartfelt song going into detail about the murder of his mother. The song debuted on Hartford's radio station Hot 93.7 Wzmx. The Music Video Debuted on 50 Cent'sThisis50 website, and Later that day Stat performed Pain live on Fox 61 News to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Later that year Stat performed several shows alongside Eminem's newest supergroupSlaughterhouse. Stat Ended the year off performing in the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam Cypher alongside Drake and Wiz Khalifa in front of 20,000 fans at the XL Center in Hartford CT. In 2012 Bigstat gained national attention freestyling live with The Roots on the Late night with Jimmy Fallon Show. While performing he gained the attention of Regis Philbin gaining Bigstat several shout outs from Regis during his interview. In April of 2012 Bigstat released the viral 2am Marriot Cypher with Method Man. The video gained 250,000 views in a week across the internet and was featured on sites such as hiphopdx,worldstarhiphop, rapradar, and defsounds. Bigstat is Currently working on his first Solo album titled Heart of a Lion the release date is TBA. …

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Artist Spotlight - Amanda Perez

2014-02-09
Length: 23m 44s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with R&B singer, songwriter, record producer Amanda Perez. Known for her radio hits "Pray" "Angel" and "Candy Kisses", Amanda discusses new projects and the independent grind. …

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Artist Spotlight - Mel Rivers

2014-01-05
Length: 25m 38s


Welcome to another episode of Po Politickin. In this edition, we politick with Queens, NY Hip Hop recording artist Mel Rivers. Mel is a diversely skilled MC, who brings conscious lyrics, and an upbeat vibe with his music. With a well grounded fanbase and following, Mel Rivers always delivers great music and visuals for the people who support him to be entertained by. …

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Artist Spotlight - KANG Smoke of Field Mob

2013-12-01
Length: 22m 40s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with KANG Smoke. Smoke is 1/2 of the Grammy nominated southern rap duo Field Mob. KANG Smoke discusses the status of Field Mob, their Nappy Boy Entertainment deal, his solo projects, and new single entitled "Trapping Out The Car". …

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Artist Spotlight - Emerson Windy

2013-10-27
Length: 37m 21s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego, California hip hop artist Emerson Windy. Closely compared to Andre 3000 for his one-of-a-kind style and flavor, Emerson Windy has created a sound that is as unique as his story. A never ending curiosity for music, personal and professional growth Emerson Windy continues to push the envelope creating records with and producing music for artists such as 2 CHAINZ, FRENCH MONTANA, FUTURE, WAKA FLOCKA, SNOOP DOGG, KOKANE, THREE 6 MAFIA, GLASSES MALONE, WC, CROOKED I, LIL NIQO, TINO COCHINO, AND THA REALIST. While his own sound is different from those he produces, Emerson Windy provides the perfect mix of music for any setting. Playing on Pandora Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio with artists like N.E.R.D., Gym Class Heroes, Pitbull, B.o.B and LMFAO, Emerson Windy has amassed a fan base that can't get enough of his music.…

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Artist Spotlight - Severe Pt. II

2013-09-29
Length: 33m 17s


Welcome another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Harlem, New York artist Severe. Severe discusses his relationships with Ron Browz, Azie Faison, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr..…

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Artist Spotlight - Dux Jones

2013-09-15
Length: 21m 11s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Detroit, Michigan rapper/producer Dux Jones. Dux discusses being featured on the hit game series NBA 2K, his 10 year grind, and the thrills of studio life. …

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Artist Spotlight - Smigg Dirtee

2013-09-01
Length: 23m 4s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In today's episode, we politick with San Diego/Sacramento rapper Smigg Dirtee. Releasing his debut album Silas AKA Smigg Dirtee in 2002, The Obie Trice presents 1-900-Talkin Dirtee mixtape. In 2003, Smigg was apart of the All We Got Is Us mixtape series along side Luni Coleone & Irocc. Smigg & Irocc dropped C-Bo's Blues Brotherz & in 2005 Smigg Dirtee put out his sophmore album God Made Dirt feat. The Game, Yukmouth, Hollow Tip, T-Nutty, Mistah Fab, Turf Talk & more. Smigg Dirtee nominated for Best Underground Artist at the B.A.R.S. Awards (bay area rap scene) Smigg has been featured on mixtapes with some of the biggest mixtape DJ's in hip hop including Clinton Sparks, DJ Skee, Digital Product, Dj Fingaz, DJ Kay Slay, Demolition Men & more.. And has been featured on albums of artist like Ginuwine, Mobb Deep, Keith Murray, AZ, Pastor Troy, Messy Marv, G-Dep & Loon, Haystak, Mitchy Slick, Balance, J-Stalin & Beeda Weeda, Layzie Bone & more.…

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Artist Spotlight - N-Pire Da Great

2013-08-11
Length: 17m 28s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with N-Pire Da Great. Hailing from Sacramento, California, N-Pire Da Great was born Nashua Hamilton during the era of the growing Crypts and Bloods gang wars, but also during burgeoning new music genre called hip-hop/rap. Raised in a single-father household due to the incarceration of his mother for most of his life, N-Pire’s ears were opened to the emerging music form through the sounds of Run-DMC and LL Cool J, but the sounds of 90s hip-hop heavyweights Nas, Tupac, Mobb Deep, and Tribe Called Quest is what furthered progressed his ear. However, it wasn’t until high school when he began to take the art form seriously as a career. Local labels were courting the teen emcee, and when N-Pire was 21, even more validation came in the form of props from rap veteran Kurupt. “I was in a studio in L.A recording a song with a producer I was working with at the time, and Kurupt walked in. I had actually stepped out of the studio to smoke and came back in and I could hear him say ‘Yo, who’s this rapping? Who’s he signed to?’ And when I actually walked in and they pointed to me, I felt like, real small standing next to him. He was just like ‘Yo, you need to keep rockin, this is ill!’ He wanted to sign me at the time, but it didn’t work out. But we still keep in contact to this day.” Nothing like a co-sign from a legend! And from then, it was on! After college, the N-Pire was producing for the likes of fellow Sacramentan emcee Brotha Lynch Hung, Main Attrakionz, Willie the Kid, Freeway, Kurupt, and The Federation. Two mixtapes also followed, 2011’s Everybody Hates Nash and 2013’s Road 2 LND, which acts a prequel to his forthcoming LP Legends Never Die. If you think you’ll get a one-track rapper with N-Pire, think again. He calls his music “reality rap,” offering different perspectives in regards to society’s problems, even offering solutions, like on songs “The One,” “11-9,” and “Silence.” But N-Pire can party with the rest of them on records such as “G-Shit” and “Get Active.” For those who claim that hip-hop is dead, wait until July 16, 2013 to witness how N-Pire Da Great is keeping great hip-hop music alive with his debut LP Legends Never Die. …

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Artist Spotlight - Ryan & Smitty Pt 2

2013-08-11
Length: 19m 32s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with LA based production duo Ryan & Smitty. Ryan & Smitty have developed a reputation as the go-to guys for unique sounds and catchy hooks. Bursting onto the scene with Chris Brown’s “Go Away”, they discovered further success with Jack’s “Fast Forward”.They have since gone on to produce tracks for Cody Simpson, Cymphonique Miller, Mann, Tony Yayo, Ray J. Ginuwine, K.Michelle, Plies, Governor and The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.Most recently Ryan & Smitty placed HOV Lane on Nick Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded. Ryan & Smitty stopped by to discussed Smitty Soul's new solo album entitled "Hip Hop... It's A Hell Of A Drug" and new single entitled "Animal". …

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Artist Spotlight - Dangero

2013-07-25
Length: 23m 44s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Mississippi rapper Dangero. Dangero discusses his 10 year hip hop grind, working with Outkast & Goodie Mob, and his upcoming projects. …

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Artist Spotlight - Honors English

2013-07-08
Length: 32m 20s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Trenton, New Jersey emcee Honors English. Honors English is the first artist signed to multi-platinum producer Needlz production company Dry Rain Entertainment. Needlz has worked with artists such as Drake, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Talib Kweli, and Lupe Fiasco among others. His production on Bruno Mars’s smash hit “Just The Way You Are” led to the song being number #1 in seven countries as well as winning a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal. After ten successful years in the industry Needlz decided to put his stamp on Hip-Hop by creating "State of the Art" (Full Album Available NOW: http://honorsenglishmusic.com/)…

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Artist Spotlight - Verbiage

2013-06-23
Length: 36m 0s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Maryland producer/emcee Verbiage. Artist Bio - When passion calls, you better answer. After several setbacks, emcee-producer Verbiage’s passion for music is driving him forward. The Maryland double-threat is a rap artist, but his classical training in piano since the age of five one-ups your standard rapper/producer with his understanding of written music and instrumentation. It wasn’t until his freshman year in high school where he got the rapping bug; not serious at first, but interactions with budding producers ignited a flame to create his own musical productions. Losing his mother at age fifteen was just one of many challenges that Verb had to overcome, but he kept plugging away with his musical creations, one of them landing on the projects of J Hood, Young Buck, Rich Boy and Yukmouth. Those projects were shelved, but despite the circumstances that delayed notable production placements for national artists, that seed of musical passion never strayed. They don’t call him Verbiage for nothing. Succumbing to adult responsibilities with a day job, Verb fed that seed by flipping the script on his creative process in late 2011, and began working on his self-produced debut mixtape My Life in Syntax in early 2012, a project full of Jay-Z instrumentals to showcase his lyrical wizardry. His current five-track EP Inflection Point is the second project to be birthed from a different palace; instead of using his productions, he used production from another (Anom the Phenom) on the first four tracks, deleted negative energy from the past, and wrote all rhymes. Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Kanye West, Nas, and J. Cole are among his influences, and can be heard in the EP. The title is a mathematical term that, in itself, means significant change; that change being his investment of the time to focus on himself, his passions, his vision, and his future with improved allusions and quality of writing. The set is just a taste of Verb’s versatile sound; “League of My Own” is an epic introduction while “Future Trap” showcases Verbiage’s gritty commercial potential. …

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Artist Spotlight - @shortyworld1

2013-06-23
Length: 20m 12s


Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick New Orleans rapper Shorty. Artist Bio - Nearly a decade into a promising musical career, Shorty is looking forward to longevity and many more years in the music industry. With big dreams and even bigger talent, this Uptown New Orleans native is poised to take the urban music scene by storm. Shorty has an energy and stage presence that is unrivaled in this day and age. Shorty’s not your average, cookie cutter artist. Instead, Shorty is looking to brand his image while touching his listener’s lives through his art. ​ Shorty started his musical career in church and his high school band, where he realized he had a gift that included the gift of songwriting skills and the ability to play various instruments. He admires everything about music and he loves recording, so it is only natural that he share his gifts with the world through his craft. ​ Hoping to soar along the same horizons as his musical influences, Young Jeezy, T.I., Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, The Dream, Ludacris and Fabulous, Shorty is currently promoting his hit single, “Tipsy”, throughout the Southern Region. Shorty is a determined young man with quite lofty goals. It is only a matter of time before Shorty’s career takes him to the next level. Be on the lookout for him.​…

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