On the 20 year anniversary after their first official full length and nationally acclaimed album, legendary rap group Street Military is back to share a strong message in revelations of today's society and lack of support for the Black man. "The only people on radio who talk about how great it is to kill each other are black". This quote, spoken by Pastor Michael T. Smith at a TEDx Talk event in 2015 and referenced in the beginning of Street Military's new single and visual "I Salute", was in response to the continuation of black on black gun violence and how it is perpetuated and glamorized on popular radio. In the song, however, Street Military gives homage to the Black Man, and recognizes the struggles of dealing with a system that has set them up to fail. Joined by another Texas legend Z-Ro, who also happened to be featured on their debut LP “Steel Gangstaz” in 2001, joins Street Military once again to preach to the streets, delivering a message of not wanting to hurt or kill their brothers, recognizing they all are dealing with the same struggles, from police brutality and gang affiliation, living in single-parent households, and the unequal treatment by the justice system because of the color of their skin. After dominating regional radio independently throughout the 90's, Houston,Tx based Street Military released their long awaited full length LP 20 years ago, that featured a majority of production by MJG (of the famed 8-Ball & MJG). Dubbed as Houston's answer to NWA, their thought provoking and social justice littered songs became the new flavor of music until they too were devastated by what their music talked about. One member was shot and killed during an unprovoked drive by shooting and another convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to 50 years imprisonment during the recording of their debut LP. Since then, the 3 remaining group members ( KB, Lil Flea & Icey Hot) have come back together marking a total of 30 years in the industry with this amazing message.
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Billionaire Burke is back!! The long-awaited return of this soon to be infamous Harlem native has finally arrived. Now we see why the short hiatus; he was busy behind the scenes preparing. Billionaire Burke’s new single ‘Need More’ complete with visuals will NOT disappoint. Produced by @ohthatskooldre and visuals being directed by Akin Films NYC. Billionaire Burke is back doing what he does creating dope music and visually telling a story that constantly keeps you entertained. Showing he’s a true ladies’ man and gentleman while being a chess master and plotting his next move and if you are not careful his next move just might be to steal your girl. Make sure to follow Billionaire Burke on all social media platforms @billionaireburke and your favorite streaming site today. Checkout the visuals for ‘Need More’ and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe so you never miss the beat and stay up to date with all of Billionaire Burke’s new releases!!!
BallGameLJ is an up-and-coming hip hop artist born LJ Jackson in Tallahassee, FL on October 24th, 1994 to his parents and a big sister; 12 years his senior. LJ’s parents split up when he was still quite young. As a result, LJ spent a lot of time without an active father in his life. With no active role models LJ’s grades quickly took a hit and like many he took to the streets and hit the pavement running. He quickly learned how to hustle and ball hard; earning him his stage name BallGameLJ. LJ has been around music his whole. Didn’t matter if he was home, school or in between music was always surrounding him. Music was apart of all aspects of LJ’s life; the celebrations, the difficult times, moments of creativity, moments to heal the trauma and everything in between. With influences spanning decades and multiple genres; from that old school R&B to idols like Tupac and JayZ you quickly realize that while LJ is a true 90’s baby he really does have an old soul and it can easily be heard in his tracks. BallGameLJ released his first project in March of 2019 and has been in the studio non stop since; having accumulated quite the vault of music soon to be released. Be sure to follow @BallGameLJ on all social platforms today!!
Midwest mascot and Beloit, Wisconsin native Daiyon, AKA The Million Dollar Voice, is a seasoned MC, artist, producer and writer who is not only a creative entity but a brand. Daiyon’s collaboration with several prestigious producers, including Grammy accredited producer Vudu Spellz, Grammy nominated Taylor Gang/Chris Brown producer Arthur McArthur and rising Toronto producer Krinny, has contributed to Daiyon’s work ethic, craft and knowledge of the music industry. Daiyon debuted his first release “We Don’t Play That” featuring Dirty South royalty Bun B and Lil Jon, Daiyon would continue his journey being blessed to feature on Mark Cuban’s Girls Gone Wild Soundtrack with additional material featuring Bun B produced by Dj Pain 1 & Vudu Spellz. After performing nationwide and opening up for Lil Wayne Daiyon relocated to Las Vegas later opening for 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Tee Grizzley and others, While living in Vegas Daiyon recorded a new album with Vudu Spellz. The album was titled “The Life” and the first single “Hands Up” opened up doors for Daiyon to travel, perform and record new material and videos overseas. “Hands Up” charted in the top 5 on several top 40 urban terrestrial radio markets including Belgium, Germany, UK and Gran Canaria Spains’ Kiss Fm radio markets where the song charted at #2 above Katy Perry, Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj. Daiyon later released the highly anticipated “7Daiys” Mixtape which content and production served as a tribute to his day 1 urban fanbase. Fast forward to 2021 Daiyon‘s collaboration with Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group recording artist MMG Capo Whole Slab has created opportunities for Daiyon to write, produce and record material for new up and coming National Recording Artist for placements on major label projects enabling Daiyon to make his official mark on the industry. Daiyon’s latest EP release “Tune Tape” is a Seven song classic that has hints of auto tune but also includes all the raw elements of substance and bars his fan base demands. “Tune Tape” is just the beginning of many more potent projects to be released soon and the EP is available on Spotify and all streaming platforms. Daiyon is the next generation of new refreshing artist breathing the life back into hip hop. Stay tuned and add Daiyon to your radar and your playlist. The experience has just begun.
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Marley G’z , is a Hip Hop artist from the birth place of Multi platinum recording artist PARDISON FONTAINE. NEWBURGH NY. Newburgh Ny, is a city 60 miles North of Manhattan. Growing up in this povery stricken city left Marley G’z with little choice but to learn to survive in the jungle where he was raised. As a reference,the NY based rapper stated in his Song “INTRO” that he is from “a place where the killers get killed”. With no economy other then the streets Marley G’z paints a vivid picture of what takes place in the hood he is from. With all the melodic tunes & drill rap dominating the musical sound right now. Artist like Marley G’z is a breath of fresh air to the culture and a popular choice for those that in love with Gangster rap. Strong story telling with catchy punch lines seperates the New York artist. Stay tuned. Baghdad 1 & Baghdad 2 on all streaming platform now. Take a listen to HIP HOPS next Savior. It’s G’Z!!
A Special Kind Of Magicc
Magicc, an artist originally from Columbia South Carolina, currently residing in Albuquerque New Mexico is making some serious waves.
From a young age Magicc was surrounded with music. His parents sang professionally in a gospel group as well as volunteered in the church choir/band. Around the age of 5 Magicc began playing drums in the church and later transitioned to singing in the church as well. In May of 2017 Magicc began to experiment with his voice and music artist dreams.
With influences from the greats of Drake, Boyz 2 Men, New Edition, Bryson Tiller, and so on Magicc began honing in on a sound that was familiar to the ear of many but unique to the over all sound delivery.
In his new track Rewind, Magicc hits a romantic rhyme and tells of the true love in his heart, asking the center of his affections remember the value of their connection, a beautiful song from a great artist.
Alexia Rachelle Launches into Headlines with Shimmering BrillianceAlexia began formal vocal training at the age of four from her mother whom established her own brilliant career as a master coach, examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Composer, Producer and Recording artist —VICTORIA aka VICKI. After placing in a competition and being featured in a Broadway Musical CD compilation at a very young age, the mother-daughter team set out to develop ALEXiA as a vocalist and actress.
Combing these two of her talents, in 2017, ALEXiA was selected to perform as the only child soprano in the Musical “Narnia” at the prestigious Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables, Miami. Since then, she has been a regular actor with the reputable Playhouse. In the summer of 2018, ALEXiA`s debut single entitled STARLIGHT (with mixes by Artie Rodriguez and Jay Alams) was released and spiraled into several iradio station interviews, a 2 page magazine spread and also opening the Summerfest concert.
Then one day, ALEXiA said, “Mom, isn’t the rest of the world going to hear Starlight?” From that moment, preparation for an international release began. Starlight was just remixed by Billboard remixers Lewis Martinee Sr., Lewis Martinee Jr., Dan and Sam Mathews (The Klubjumpers). This launched new mixes to share on an international level. The accompanying video is also being released simultaneously.
ALEXiA is also active in competitive dance (tapp, jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical). Further, she holds a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do (Martial Arts). She continues to work as a young actress, (TV/Film/Theatre/Commercial), and is currently on the roster of various top Talent Agencies in the US and in Europe.
ALEXiA is here to add a little bit of Sparkle to your life.
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From the Southside of Atlanta, Clay Co to be exact, artist Fly Lingo is coming through with a original sound not sounding like anybody that’s in the game. Been doing music since high school but really just started taking it serious a few years ago, but always had love for music & always working to make hisself better in every way possible. Always knew he wanted to be a big artist & business man he’s been taking years perfecting his sound & studying the game from the music to the business side of it. Artist like Jay Z, Tupac, Ti, Future, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill & more are artist that have influenced him to be a better artist.
With just dropping a project “Tales From The Southside” on all platforms, he showed that he wanted to be taking serious with a raw sound you can hear the pain in his voice with every line. He then followed up with a single “Bag Talk” which is on all platforms, he proved that he can be more than just a rapper spitting bars & that he can make a club record. Recently he dropped a project “Dreams Like Pablo” which is also on all platforms following with a lot of hard records that’s showing sign he’s not slowing down anytime soon.
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THE MIKE ENEMIGO STORY: HOW ONE PRISONER IS CHANGING THE GAME, ONE BOOK AT A TIME
By Seth Ferranti“If a person has done even a couple of years in prison and possess even the most basic means to obtain literature, there is a 99 percent chance that they’ve heard about Mike Enemigo and The Cell Block,” says Damaneh Abdolah, who plans to produce a podcast and documentary on Mike’s book Conspiracy Theory. But, make no mistake about it, things were not always this way. “Getting to this point has been a very long and arduous process,” says Mike about his journey to becoming America’s #1 incarcerated author. “Everything I’ve done, I’ve done from inside my prison cell. No Internet, computer, phone, text, e-mail or other fancy, helpful devices. Just a few pennies for a budget, and a bunch of ink pens, paper, stamps, envelopes, coffee, adversity, failures, determination, dedication, resilience, creativity and hard work. Oh, and a lot of time. In fact, several years.” See, Mike’s plan was never to write books, it was to rap. He started rapping back in 1993. Unfortunately, he got caught up in the streets, was arrested in February of 1999, and in 2002 was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole – LWOP, as it’s called – for a 1998 murder. Despite this, in 2004, after he’d been incarcerated for about 5 years, he decided he was going to do what he had to do to record his vocals, even if he had to do it over the prison phone, have his songs produced in the style of mixtapes, and distribute them independently –”maybe have my folks slang ‘em out the trunk, put ‘em in some local stores, etc. – nothin’ too fancy.” And though he hoped to make a few bucks, he didn’t expect to get rich and famous and become a huge rap star: “My primary objectives were to break my story out of prison, give my brain something to focus on other than my confinement, and at least make the money back I’d spent producing the records,” he says. He contacted some people he knew from the streets who were in the rap game and got the ball rolling. But though progress was made, things moved extremely slow. “Being that my resources were very limited, it took a long time to get the simplest of things done.” And by the time he’d accomplish one thing, the music game would change and make what he’d just gotten done less significant. In addition to that, as the years went on, people bought music less and less, due to things like file sharing and illegal downloading, and artists had to start depending more and more on things like live performances to make money; something he obviously couldn’t do from his prison cell. With that, the hope of making any profit got smaller and smaller. However, “I didn’t want to give up because I figured I could create my own little lane, and I’d use my music to promote it, feel me? I’d give my music away by way of downloads to promote myself, then I’d make my money off of something else that couldn’t be illegally downloaded or need to be performed live: maybe I’d learn to draw really well, become a ‘famous’ prison artist and sell my artwork, start a T-shirt line, or maybe even ghostwrite rhymes – something like that.” He continued on, but so did the problems. In addition to the rapid game changes, coming up on a recorder (something prisoners are not allowed), then recording his vocals and smuggling them out, was a near-impossible task (though he did manage to record and get the vocals to over 100 songs to the streets). And if that wasn’t enough, he began having problems with unreliable industry people and producers who didn’t put his music together the way he wanted, being that he wasn’t able to be present during his studio sessions. In the end, “It got to be too costly for me to do it myself, with my resources, or lack thereof, and I had to pull the plug because it was just to economically foolish to continue,” he explains. So, though it was tough, Mike shut everything down; even to the point of distancing himself from most of the world. “I had to strategize and figure out what my next move was going to be.” He began to research. He began to study. He began to learn, and he began to plot...
Welcome to...The Cell BlockIn 2010, while in the hole, Mike decided it was time to redirect his efforts from that of the rap game to the book game. He’d been flirting with the idea for nearly two years already, so when he was given his property in the hole, he made sure to grab the English Grammar for Dummies book he’d bought for this very reason – so he could tighten up his grammar game. “I was always creative ‘cause I’d been writin’ raps. But writin’ raps and writin’ books is a whole different game. I knew if I was gonna do this, I needed to learn to write properly, and I had to master it,” he says. “So I began studying English Grammar for Dummies, while also working on my first book, which was Surviving Prison.” (This book wouldn’t be published until 2018.) Eventually Mike got out of the hole, where he was able to buy a typewriter and other supplies, and he began typing the books he’d written by hand, as well as figuring out how he was going to publish them, under the new publishing company he was building, The Cell Block, which he planned to run just like a record label. “When first trying to figure out how I was going to publish my books, I had no idea what I was gonna do,” he says. “My people were taking the Directory [The BEST Resource Directory for Prisoners] to Kinkos, trying to have it printed up. I think it cost us around $17 to have one copy printed and bound with one of those plastic strips. And with the leading directory at the time priced at $18, there was no way we were going to be able to sell ours at a profit,” he explains. “But one thing I knew for sure, I wasn’t gonna quit or give up. So I kept reading everything I could find, and eventually I saw something about CreateSpace. This was a game-changer for me.” Mike launched The Cell Block officially in 2014 with five books – The BEST Resource Directory For Prisoners, The Art & Power of Letter Writing for Prisoners, Thee Enemy of the State and Conspiracy Theory, all of which he wrote; and Loyalty & Betrayal, a book he did with Armando Ibarra – with a promise of many more to come. And, though things did not go exactly as he hoped (what else is new, right?) in 2014, he learned a lot and built upon his team. In January 2015 he dropped four more books – BASic Fundamentals of The Game, by Mac B.A.$.; Lost Angels, a book he did with Alex Valentine; and Money iz the Motive, a book he did with TCB author Ca$ciou$ Green, plus the revision of his Directory. He continued on, and in 2016 dropped seven books: How to Hustle & Win; Sex, Money, Murder Edition, and Underworld Zilla, with TCB author King Guru; Money iz the Motive 2, MOBSTAR Money and Block Money, with TCB author Ca$ciou$ Green; The Millionaire Prisoner: Special TCB Edition, with incarcerated author Josh Kruger; and A Guide to Relapse Prevention For Prisoners, with inmate Charles Hottinger. In 2017 he dropped the newest edition of The Best Resource Directory for Prisoners, and Kitty Kat, a non-nude adult entertainment resource book he did with Freebird Publishers. In 2018 he dropped several more books: Surviving Prison: The Secrets to Surviving the Most Treacherous and Notorious Prisons in America!; The Art & Power of Letter Writing for Prisoners, Deluxe Edition; and the revised edition of The Best Resource Directory for Prisoners. He dropped Pretty Girls Love Bad Boys: An Inmate’s Guide to Getting Girls and How to Write Urban Books for Money & Fame with TCB author King Guru. He dropped Get Out, Get Rich: How To Get Paid Legally When You Get Out of Prison! (also titled Hood Millionaire: How to Hustle & Win Legally); The CEO Manual: How to Start Your Own Business When You Get Out of Prison! (also titled CEO Manual: Start a Business, Be a Boss!); and Money Manual: Underground Cash Secrets Exposed, all with self-made hood millionaire Sav Hu$tle; and he dropped Prison Legal Guide with Freebird Publisher. He also completely revamped his website, thecellblock.net. In 2019, the hustle didn’t stop, or even slow down. He tapped in with Wahida Clark, the Official Queen of Street Lit and worked a distribution deal for TCB books Underworld Zilla; How to Hustle & Win: Sex, Money, Murder Edition; and Money iz the Motive: Special 2-in-1 Edition. Then he dropped The Prison Manual: The Complete Guide to Surviving the American Prison System and The Ladies Who Love Prisoners, both of which he wrote; Loyalty & Betrayal: Special Deluxe Edition; OJ’s Life Behind Bars: The Real Story, a book he did with incarcerated author Vernon Nelson; Get Out, Stay Out: The Secrets To Getting Out of Prison Early, and Staying Out For Good! with Shane Bowen; and Raw Law For Prisoners: Your Rights And How To SUE When They Are Violated! with TCB author King Guru. He also dropped two e-shorts: The Mob, with author PaperBoy; and Angel with incarcerated author Tre Cunningham. As you can see, the hard work, determination, and perseverance has paid off. When asked about his drive: “I’ve always been a hustler. Above all else, that’s what I am – a hustler. My desire’s always been to get the bag [money]. Before, I put a lot of effort and drive into negative things – thuggin’, basically. So, the things I was doin’ to get the bag was, essentially, just getting me further into debt, you feel me? I knew I had to transform my hustle if I wanted to truly be successful, and this writing thing is a major part of that. I also knew that if I put the same drive and energy into this as I did the gimy shit I was doin’, I’d win. “So, I went from dope dealer to hope dealer. I dreamed of slangin’ birds, but now I’m achieving my dreams slangin’ words, you feel me? I’m shippin’ boxes of books like I wanted to ship bricks. And not only am I completely legit, I’m making more money now than I ever did with my grimy endeavors. “I found my lane – my frequency. I want to be the best, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.” Not only has Mike been making noise inside prison, the streets are taking notice, too. He’s received praise from bestselling authors like JaQuavis Coleman and Kevin Deutsch, and he and/or The Cell Block have been featured in magazines like Straight Stuntin, Kite, State V. Us, Street Money, Prison Legal News, and others, and on websites like The Huffington Post, Gorilla Convict, Thizzler, Rap Bay, Hood Illustrated, and many more. “I promise you I’m just gettin’ started,” he says. What’s next? Well, more books, of course. “For years prisoners have written me, asking how to go about doing what I do in regards to publishing books, so I wrote a book on jailhouse publishing that I’ma drop sometime this year . The book contains everything I’ve learned over the last ten years the hard and expensive way. I have several more books in the works, including audio books, something I plan to take to the next level. I also have some things in the works with the big homie, Dutch, the OG of the street lit game. I have a bunch of projects going on right now that I’m excited about.” But something he’s especially proud of? “I launched a new blog on my website where me and other TCB writers provide raw, uncensored news, entertainment and resources on the topics of prison and street-culture. It’s connected to all social medias, as well as book platforms like Amazon, Goodreads, etc. It’s a game-changer. I’m building The Cell Block’s own digital platform so we’re not at the mercy of anyone else. This is going to increase our power and presence dramatically. Everyone needs to tap in to our website, thecellblock.net, and follow us on all social medias.” And when asked about the possibility of getting out of prison? “Laws are changing in my favor. In addition to that, I’m not sittin’ around waitin’ on somebody to just let me out. I’m taking aggressive, proactive measures to earn my freedom. I have a 5-year plan and a 10-year plan. I’d say I’ll be out in about eight. It took me a minute to understand how all this works, but if one wants to get out bad enough, and is willing to do what it takes, it can be done. At least in California. And though I’m not certain, probably most everywhere else, too. The secret is to identify what it is you need to do, then do double that.” And Mike’s been inspiring prisoners all over the country, as evident by the mass amounts of letters he gets, thanking him for what he’s done. “I’m in prison in Tennessee. I’m a huge fan and receive knowledge and wisdom from your teachings,” writes one prisoner. “Thank you for all you do to make life easier for us prisoners,” writes another, from California. “I have bought every book that you’ve published and I encourage you to keep serving it like you’re doing,” says prisoner Ethan McKinney. And Jorge Cabrera from Oregon says, “I have to say, I’ve been incarcerated for 20-plus years, and this is the first time I’ve invested money into something that’s profitable.” Literally, the list goes on and on. “I’m proud of all that’s been accomplished,” says Mike. “Not only have the years of hard work paid off for me and the TCB team, I’m proving that, despite our situation, we can still achieve success if we’re willing to do what it takes. “I’m very grateful to the prisoners who’ve been rockin’ with us. It’s because of them – their loyalty – that we’ve been able to get to where we’re at. You can be the dopest writer in the world, but if the people don’t fuck with you, you ain’t ever gonna get anywhere. Fortunately, for me, the people fuck with me. They understand I’m talkin’ their language, and for that, they embrace me.” And when asked what kind of advice he’d share to other prisoners? “Stay positive and motivated. When you live inside a box, you must learn to think outside of one. Be creative. Confinement can cause a man to tap into the deepest parts of the mind. Take advantage of that, be dedicated and determined, and you’ll be surprised at what you can pull off. This is proof. My story is a testament that you must never give up. You’re first idea is rarely your best one, and the road to success is not a straight shot. “Now get to work and hustle hard.” Indeed.
To learn more about Mike Enemigo and The Cell Block, visit thecellblock.net, where you can also subscribe to the Official Blog of The Cell Block. And be sure to follow Mike on IG @mikeenemigo and FB/thecellblockofficial.
“This author has a unique voice and his versatile pen is refreshing. Mike has my stamp of approval.” – JaQuavis Coleman, New York Times Best Selling Author
“My man Mike represents the west coast like a literary OG! I respect his grind and pen game! Look out for The Cell Block!” – Dutch
“Mike Enemigo’s work is raw, authentic, and powerful. It’s made all the more remarkable by the fact that Mike’s books are written from inside a California prison. His work gives hope to incarcerated writers everywhere struggling to get their voices heard.” – Kevin Deutsch, Award-winning True Crime Writer, Author of Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire
(Clarksville, TN) Ape Gang Entertainment is eager to announce the release of Kev$vpreme’s new single ‘Choppa’ featuring Capo which is now available streaming from all platforms.
Released just in time for the spring break season. A track that came together so seamlessly and without hesitation. It’s no wonder it’s about to be on everyone’s playlist this summer. It’s hard hitting beat and catchy ad libs and hook will have everyone screaming "This Choppa gone clear the room this choppa gone clear the room" when that beat drop!
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