The city of Detroit has a music scene rich of talent and passion for music. Amongst them are a handful of influential people in the music business, and one of them is a name known to many: Floss alot. For over 20 years, he has impacted the music business in several forms, and has opened doors for the city’s talents to thrive. It all started when he entered the music game as an artist himself.
For those who may not know, Floss alot is a former artist and founder of Young Boys Intertainment in the mid 90’s. By the year 2000, Floss alot had released two albums and features from the likes of The GAME, Styles P and Jada Kiss along with Royce da 5’9”.
Aiming for an even greater impact, in 2009, Floss alot started the Rosay Boyz where 300 + artists grouped together to represent the brand. Overseeing the movement of that magnitude taught Floss how to work with and guide multiple people with different goals, work ethics, and personalities. This gave him the experience to do business at a high level.
It was 2015 when Floss alot decided to form what would be the foundation for the future Federation Music Group. FMG would go on to mentor, manage, and advise artist, and other music professionals both in and out of Detroit, Michigan. Securing deals with iconic brands such as Apple Music, Roc Nation/Def Jam, 300 Entertainment, Puma, Beats By Dre, as well as the NBA Detroit Pistons franchise. Floss alot is no stranger to corporate boardrooms and getting things done.
As of lately, Floss alot began forming greater opportunities for artists to be seen and heard, while simultaneously gaining insight from playmakers that artists need to know and network with. The Momma I Made It concert series has provided quality venues for artists to showcase abilities by performing live in front of fans, executives, and their peers, with a valuable prize package for winners. The Panel is a one-on-one performance in a conference room or studio, with special guest radio djs, label execs, and media professionals, all there to provide useful feedback, and build unity amongst the Detroit music industry.
Mazi Top is a familiar name in the city, and his 2644 ENT label is in the spotlight with him this year. This month, he released his single “Intro” produced by Vas. The cover art alone catches our attention. Known for his hard hitting bars, Mazi Top gave us only a glimpse of what he has coming this year.
This May, his anticipated EP Toptober will be introduced to audiences, and will include additional tracks to add to your favorite playlists. Out on all streaming platforms, you can find the artist and his diverse catalog.
“I’ve been doing music all my life,” says the rap artist. “Professionally, eight years.”
With many more years to come, since he just got started. Be sure to stream “Intro” below.
Stay tuned for his incoming summer projects with Streetz Luciano titled Str8 Thruz 2 and another EP titled 2644 Gorilla Gang Tha Foundation.
Why do people choose to do bad things? Is there really an evil entity constantly trying to get us to do wrong? And if so, what is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? So many great questions, and we are ready to talk about them. Like a rose that has sprung up from the concrete, rap artist DIMI D has overcome many odds in his own life and has fought his way through the trials and temptations that have tried to take him out. Sometimes things happen in our lives that are out of our control, and the only thing we can do is try our best to move past them. Sadly, in many cases, the hardships that people face in this life have a hardening effect on the way they view the world and those living in it. We often times spiral in a downward direction due to the hardships in our life because hardships often leave a negative impact on the way we think and the way we feel. DIMI D has encountered many experiences throughout his life that could have killed him in the blink of an eye. He understands the mindset of living life on a path to self destruction. The pain in DIMI D’s life caused him to become a rebel who wanted nothing more to live life on his own terms without any rules or regulations from those in a position of higher authority. Sadly, being a rebel has a way of disconnecting us from both God and the people God has sent to be helpful to us in our lives.
DIMI D is a name we have seen in headlines a lot in the past year. His gift in music and passion for God continues to make room for him in the music world. And just like DIMI D, we all have questions pertaining to our existence. What is life? Why I am I here? Is there life after death? Why do bad things happen to good people? Does God really exist? These are some of the most prominent questions being talked about in our world today, and if we’re not careful, we might find ourselves listening to the wrong people telling us the wrong answers. The truth is, people all over the world are in great distress and they are looking for answers that can help ease their troubled minds.
The Project “Rebel Turned Angel” is based on the true story of how DIMI D went from being a very lost and troubled youth to becoming a much more productive individual whose mind and heart began to heal as he shifted his focus to follow God instead of the ways of this world. The record is filled with relatable stories and life lessons that are geared towards helping others understand that they are not alone. DIMI D wanted to unveil his personal hardships in lyrical format so that someone might be able to hear his story and find hope for their own life situations.
“Rebel Turned Angel” has a Boom Bap east coast style that is smothered with a West Coast vibe. As you listen to the project through your headphones, you will quickly see that everything DIMI D had to go through was a stepping stone to increase his faith and to draw him closer to the God who called him out of darkness into His marvelous Light. DIMI D credits every good thing in his life to the God who bled and died for his sins and for ours. Just like everyone else, the rapper had choices he had to make along his journey. It was up to him to decide whether or not he was going to allow the bad things that happened dictate the direction he was going to travel throughout the rest of his life. Unfortunately, DIMI D chose the wrong path for many years and ended up paying a hard price for his decisions. However, when he finally came to himself and realized that he needed to give his life and all the issues in it over to God, he was finally able to begin picking up the pieces and allowing God to heal the pain he endured as a young boy growing up on the streets of California.
What is life? “Life is a God given gift that each of us have been blessed to experience.” Why are we here? “We are here to learn the truth, and by learning that truth we can be set free and forgiven of our wrong doings. Then, we can allow God to use our lives so that He can reach others with the same truth that has the power to save them as forgive their wrong doings as well.” Is there life after death? “Yes! Absolutely. There is life after death, and God refers to it as eternity, a life that is without end. However, the issue is that there are only two destinations we can go to after we die. We can either put our faith and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ which gives us the right to be forgiven of all of our sins, or we can choose to forfeit our opportunity to be saved and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire with the Devil and his angels. It is completely up to us and we have the power to make our and utterly our choice to choose which end we want to inherit.” Why do bad things happen to good people? “Simple. We live in a broken world that is full of sin and people that are disobedient to God’s will. Since sin is a destructive demonic nature, there isn’t really a way to find eternal hope, peace, or protection outside of the covering of God Almighty.” Why do people choose to do bad things? “Well, the reason people choose to do bad things is because sin lives in the members of their body. This causes people to lean towards disobedience to God, which ultimately causes consequences that can cause us to experience extreme hardships and various types of physical and emotional pain. This is why God wants us to trust and obey Him, so that we can avoid many hardships and learn to thrive in both this life and throughout eternity.” Is there really an evil entity that is constantly trying to get us to do wrong? “Yes, the Bible calls that entity Satan. God says that Satan roams around like a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour. Satan cannot devour us unless we choose to let him. The problem is people are constantly making decisions, that by default, give Satan legal grounds to harass them and wreak havoc in their lives.” What is the entity that is trying to convince us to do what’s right? “God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit of the living God. The Holy Trinity. These 3 persons who exist as the Godhead that make up the fulness of who God actually is. When we feel the nudge or we feel the thoughts to do what is right, that’s God’s voice speaking to us. The more we choose to trust and obey God’s word, the more His favor and grace will shine in and through our lives for the whole world to see. This heavenly light inside of us will produce good deeds that are done on the outside through out behaviors and choices, which then cause people to see those good deeds and give thanks to the one true God for His goodness and mercy. Amen!”
It’s always nice to have good music you can vibe with. But it’s even better when you find great music you can vibe with! Wouldn’t you agree?
Introducing “DIMI D”, an upcoming CHH Artist based in the heart of Fontana, CA. Ever since DIMI Dwas a young boy, his heart was always filled with a love for music. Everywhere he went, he would always sing the lyrics to his favorite songs. Once the young rapper reached the age of middle school, he developed a passion for free styling. This was the chapter in his life when he realized music was the path he wanted to pursue.
Although DIMI D had a passion for music, he struggled with the thought of people looking down on him for being a Christian Rapper. He didn’t want people to think that his music was weak just because it reflected his faith in the God. Unfortunately, most Christian content over the years has caught a bad wrap. This is primarily do to the fact that Christians haven’t really had a strong budget to work with. However, a lot has changed over the years, and now Christians are investing thousands and even millions into entertainment projects. “PSYCHO” is simply one of those songs that proves you can still go hard as a Christian without using any profanity or forms of vulgar language.
We decided to reach out to DIMI D and asked him why he chose to do music? This was his response: “I do music for the people who feel like they don’t belong. I also do it for the people who love West Coast music and R&B. I want my music to relate to people who might have a similar story as me. If my music can relate to someone else’s life, than i’ve reached my goal. If it doesn’t, then I guess my songs will simply be normal tracks like everyone else.”
DIMI D was introduced to God when he was just a little boy. The concept of God and the truth of the Bible always seemed to just make sense to him. However, there were many times along the way when his adversary the Devil tried to attack him in hopes of destroying his life. But praise to be God the Devils plans never succeeded! DIMI D wants the world to know that he is grateful to God for saving his life and blessing him with a family that truly cares about his walk with the Lord. Music and Jesus mean so much to him. As a matter of fact, the rising rap artist emphatically credits his musical abilities to the Lord Jesus Christ. “Without God, I would not be able to make music that has a positive impact on people’s lives.”
So, what it the song “PSYCHO” actually about? The rapper told us that: “My song “PSYCHO” speaks to the idea that once I step into the booth and approach the mic, I spit the craziest lyrics and hottest bars I can come up with. So in that sense, you can kind of say that my music is somewhat Psychotic in that way. I really enjoyed producing the music to this song. It kinda has a scary vibe to it, but the other elements I mixed in really makes the track go hard.”
Make sure you guys check out “PSYCHO” and be sure to follow DIMI D on his Social Media below!
Most people who vibe with the CHH music genre know that it is very uncommon for Christian Rap Artists to land movie placements. And the artists who have landed movie placements, are most always signed to record deals with semi to well-known recording labels. But, every now and then the world gets to witness a few rare individuals who rise up from the ashes, miraculously beat the odds, and blaze a trail of eye capturing victory right in front of the people who hoped they wouldn’t succeed. Well, today we are beyond excited to talk about two extraordinary individuals that fall directly into that category.
Many of you may already know this particular powerhouse. It is no secret that his career has been a pretty inspiring phenomenon within the CHH industry for nearly a decade. Shockingly, even major secular music execs have complimented his work and praised his astounding achievements. Dominic Bonsignore, more commonly known as the rap artist “Harmini”, is a professional independent rap artist, songwriter, actor, model, and film producer. His humility, hard work, dedication, and faith have not only caused him to acquire top tier skills as an international recording artist, but have also made him an extremely high profile contact within the music business. Out of all the numbers in your phone that get deleted, if you are fortunate enough to have Harmini’s, guard it with your life!
As fate would have it, living on the other side of the United States of America another dynamic gem piece in the music industry was discovered. His talent was often overlooked and discredited by the people around him, especially to the well known artists within the CHH music genre. That is, until he met Harmini. We would like to introduce to you a rising voice in the CHH music community who goes by the name“P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. At the time Harmini connected with this humble, gifted, God loving Buffalo, NY rapper, P.O.G. was weary and struggling to keep hope alive. Which is understandable when your constantly overlooked by the same people who yell “Lets unify! We support you! Lets unify! We support you!” at their shows, but then completely neglect you as soon as they walk off stage. Sadly, most of the prominent names you know in CHH are just that – a two-faced show. But Harmini took the time to both encourage and call out the gifts inside of “P.O.G. The MC For Christ”. And when the opportunity came up for Harmini to write another movie track, he teamed up with the Buffalo artist and they co-wrote an amazing single titled“BAD FOLKS“.
So, what is the synopsis of this feature film titled “BAD FOLKS”? And how does the song “BAD FOLKS” tie into the movie? Well, the film is a murder mystery by MGI films and the story takes place inside of a city bar room. There are a total of eight people in this bar. All of which are considered to be “Bad Folk”. One of the individuals at the bar managed to commit a murder without being seen. Now, none of them are able to leave until the real killer is uncovered and the murder mystery is solved. Everyone inside the bar is a suspect, and none of them want to fess up to the killing. The song “BAD FOLKS” ties in very well, and quite honestly in our opinion, is really genius. The song has an intriguing intro that sets up the mood for the record.Harmini starts off the song by saying: “8 Bad Folk. 1 bar. 1 murder. Everyone’s a suspect”. Then the chorus drops addressing the topic of prayer, as a form of direction and encouragement to the innocent who are being interrogated as suspects. The song is also clearly addressing all people everywhere all around the world who have fallen on hard times.
Chorus lyrics: “PRAY! When you feel alone and nobody understands what you’re going through PRAY! When the walls close in and you got nowhere to go, boy you know you better PRAY! When the world starts trippin and nobody seems to listen that’s when you gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY! You gotta PRAY!”. This was actually a very clever approach, especially since the song doesn’t feel “preachy” at all, even though in a lot of ways – it’s PREACHING! The song highlights the life of godless people in society, classifying them within the category of being “Bad Folk”. These are the people in society who choose to live in a way that both violates (and breaks) the law, puts the lives of innocent people in harms way, and causes drama and discord within our communities. The entire song, although wrapped in the story of a murder mystery, is clearly teaching people to “seek God” and “Pray” when life gets hard. And it also highlights the fact that living life as a rebel isn’t the way to go, even though the culture continues to teach society that it is. So yeah, like we said, pure Genius! Harmini and P.O.G The MC for Christ definitely “murdered” that track!
The song was well received by the public, and has went on to encourage tens of thousands of people who absolutely love the dynamics of the newly released single and the positive message that it delivers. The ONLY negative reviewwe could find searching the web, came from one group of individuals on the Guerilla Cross “SPEAK LIFE” Radio Show. Which is ironic, because their very name suggests that they would be first in line to “Speak Life” over the record. Go figure. Nevertheless, their opinion crashed and burned as the “BAD FOLKS” movie track was praised by the masses and went on to produce over 80,000 streams in the first nine months of it’s release. WOW!!
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Introducing Moesha Buckholtz, who is better known by her fans as “MO_OX5″. Moesha is an upcoming inspirational female Christian rap artist currently residing in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The upcoming star is by no means ashamed to tell people about her faith, or about her music. The truth of the matter is, Jesus saved her life! And now she wants the whole world to know about it, so that others experience the same glorious transformation she did. Moesha enjoys a lot of things, but there is nothing she loves more than writing music and spreading the good news about her Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.
MoeshaBuckholtz“MO_OX5″came into this world on June 14, 1998. But, little did she know that a deathly sickness was going to consume her body, causing her to nearly die before she ever had the chance to live. The sickness she encountered was caused by the improper care of her birth mother. However, when God has a plan for your life, not even death itself can hold its grip on you! Moesha not only recovered from her deathly illness, she bounced back stronger than anyone ever expected. And she continues to give God all the glory for saving her!
As the years began to pass by, MO_OX5 began to recognize that God had something special in store for her future. It was no coincidence that her life was preserved as an infant. God had a purpose for saving her. Moesha became filled with the Holy Spirit, and when that happened she began to walk out God’s plan for her life. During the course of her journey, she developed a strong passion for music, not knowing that it was actually going to be a life raft that would save her through some of the darkest times of her life. But where on earth did this musical passion come from? Well, the truth is it derived from her other family members. Growing up, Moesha witnessed her mom constantly singing around their home. And her other siblings also had various musical gifts and abilities. Such as playing the keyboard and jamming on the drums. Through this melodically permeated atmosphere, Moesha developed a sincere love for music. Over the years, she also learned how to play the drums. And now she plays them every week at New beginnings Worship Center. Which is the same church she’s been going to since she was a toddler.
One of the newest songs written by the singer/songwriter “MO_OX5” is titled “TESTIMONY”. The title of the song seemed to be a statement regarding her faith. But, we wanted to be sure before we started writing a story about it. So, we reachedout to Moesha hoping to obtain some personal perspective regarding her new single. Once we were able to contact her, we quickly gained some insight as to what the song was about. She told us that: “The song“TESTIMONY” is the story surrounding the events of my early life as a new born baby. The lyrics speak to the reality that I could have died before I even had the chance to really live. I also credit my survival to the God I love and serve, because I know that if it hadn’t been for Him, I would not be here right now. God always knows what is best for us, therefore it is vital that we choose to trust Him and obey Him. The more that we set apart our lives apart for the Lord, the easier it is to hear Him speak to us. Which then allows us to walk in His purpose, and to understand what we are supposed to do next in our personal journey of faith”.
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From an early age, Young Ra has proven that he is a multifaceted entertainer of fathomless talent. From rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, writer and director, he personifies what it candidly means to be an entertainer. Young Ra is a Detroit based artist notoriously known for his hit song “Uh Oh” featuring popular rapper Sada Baby and Lexxi Morang. Currently, Young Ra is getting mainstream radio Recognition on the hottest HipHop stations in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. He has secured a production deal with Maverick for his upcoming film, “Makin It” starring Clifton Powell (Pinky from the movie Friday) and Tray Chaney (TV show The Wire/Saints & Sinners), has an endorsement deal with Cult of Individuality and a partnership Sony’s The Orchard. His latest works include: The Bodie Bradus Story (2020), Truthless (2021), The Opps (2021) and Making It (2021). For the latest follow Young_Ra on all social media platforms.
Born Azarel (meaning “God’s Helper”) Chappell, BO$$ BREAD, is a Detroit Native born and raised on the lower Eastside. From prison to the studio, Bo$$ Bread released his hit single “The Bo$$ is back”, where he won first place at Coast 2 Coast Detroit Live Edition. Bo$$ Bread is a artist, songwriter and producer Who’s influenced by many Detroit legends such as Streetlordz, Royce da 5’9, Trick Trick and Eminen. His latest Ep, “The accidental come up”, highlights the true nature of his artistry in “I swear I Just Do What They Can’t”. Bo$$ Bread is a distinguished entertainer. To stay up to date Follow @BossBread313 on all social media platforms.
Based in the well known city of Chicago, is a talented gem who is getting praise for his newly released EP titled “EGOISM”. Xtormy is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. We could write for days listing the gifts of this young man, but today we’re going to focus on his new music project. What’s so amazing about his new EP, is that it’s his first publicly released music project. And what’s even more amazing, is how awesome the music on his EP actually is!
Since Xtormy was a child, he always felt deep inside that he was born to do something great. And although at the time, he didn’t completely understand how everything was going to play out, the one thing he did know is that he had a deep passion for the arts. One of the reasons why Xtormy is so well rounded in his musical abilities, is because when he was a young boy he placed himself in the position to be involved in the entertainment world. The rising star was heavily submerged in the theatrical influences of musical theater, dance classes, as of course – music. Often times when musically gifted children are growing up as adolescence, they tend to lean towards the influences of well known celebrities. Xtormy loved listening to iconic artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Motown, Darryl Coley, Fred Hammond and Judy Garland. The gifts of these icons helped shape Xtormy into the dynamic artist he is today.
Xtormy’s new 2021 cross-genre EP “Egoism” is now available on all streaming platforms! And the public reviews he has been getting have been overwhelming. People everywhere are loving the fusion of this pop, R&B, dance project. For most artists, music is something that they do. But for Xtormy, music is much more than that. Music is apart of who he is. The talented Chicago artist is undoubtably looking forward to encouraging his fans to be themselves – no matter what. He believes it is important to love yourself beyond measure. Because if you’re not willing to love yourself, how in the world can you expect anyone else to? Be yourself, and love yourself. Because no one can operate the way you do.
One of the songs off Xtormy’s EP is titled “Jupiter’s Woe”. Jupiter’s Woe was written based on a relationship that Xtormy had with someone that almost ruined his life, and his entertainment career. The song talks about the difficulties of trying to make a relationship work that just simply isn’t meant to be. And no matter how hard you try, there just doesn’t seem to be any resolution. Have you ever been in a relationship like that? If so, this EP is definitely for you!
If your looking for music that is going to make you Bust A Move, Lord knows BOY WONDA has what you’re looking for! This rising rap star has been on his grind, been on the move, and has been working day and night in the ministry field. In life, we often times have to go through hardships in order to find our place in this world. We need to understand what it means to suffer, so that we can have compassion for others and help people get out of the struggle. “BOY WONDA” is one rapper who definitely understands this principle.
The artist shared his heart with us and told us that “the struggle and pain within today’s culture, sometimes makes it hard for people to see light at the end of the tunnel. And not only is it hard to see light at the end of the tunnel, but it is also difficult to be the light when you are surrounded by so much darkness and hate. But, what I have realized over the years, is that in the midst of darkness when everything is so broken and disconnected, that is when light truly has the opportunity to shine the most”.
Over the years, “Boy Wonda” has diligently sought to make his mark in the music industry. His tenacity and dedication to his vision is clearly seen by those around him. No Grind No Glory Music Group™ is one incredible victory that the artist has to show for his hard work. The company is based out of Central Florida, and advancing more and more every year. When you struggle to get where you want to go, and you finally reach a hard earned milestone, you feel like the character of David in the Bible. You feel like you just cut off Goliaths head.
Boy Wonda’s latest Release ”Bust A Move” has been picking up major waves on some of your hottest and favorite Radio Stations across the USA! The rappers music is now in heavy rotation on the #1 FM Radio Station in Huntsville, Alabama, on the No More Dirty Radio Show on 103.1FM, on We Up, as well as other stations like 88.5 WMNF Thee Righteous Temple of Hip Hop, Blood Bought, and His Hop Radio. The rising rap artist has also expanded the reach of his company by branching out into the world of clothing apparel and film.
When you’re as talented as as rapper like Boy Wonda, you can’t help but gain attention in the public eye. And as God would have it, the rising star was brought on to perform for a live taping at The Alabama Word Network, which was aired out to 270+ Million people across the country. He is also a Co-Host of two brand new podcasts titled “Undisputed”, & “LOL” (Life Out Loud) With Qui Qui Symone. The creative talent also leads his own podcast (Heart 2 Heart). At the end of the day, Boy Wonda’s goal is quite simple. And that is to make an IMPACT on the world with his contagious movement and inspire others to grind for the Glory of God. Amen and Amen!
Make sure you go and check out Boy Wonda’s new anthem track ‘’Bust A Move”, which was produced by Daniel ”Vega” Cruz. From where we’re sitting, the feedback regarding this new record has been great. “Bust A Move” is a song that is equipped to help you get unstuck and motivated to do what you need to do. So you definitely want to add this song to your playlist(s). The record is now available on all digital and social media platforms!
Located in the center of the great state of Texas, lives a dynamic rap artist who goes by the name of “Zacariah 100”. The 100 in his name exists because he believes strongly in keeping things real. Some rap artists base their entire careers on lies and disloyalty, but Zacariah 100 prides himself in keeping things… well, 100. His music is diverse and his style has acquired him fans both locally and around the world.
If there is one thing about his music that people are drawn to, it’s that every song he writes is tailored to a different audience. Each record has its own unique style and it’s own unique feel, and appeals to all types of music lovers. Zacariah 100 has always loved music. As a matter of fact, his dad use to be in a band in Dallas, Tx at the time Pantera was getting there start before they blew up. “I fell in love with hip hop” the Dallas rapper said. “And i’m proud that my state of Texas has the gem Dj Screw, who introduced us to chopped and screwed music”.
In days of attending high school, Zacariah 100 used to get together with his friends and rap. Just an all around good time playing dominoes and kicking it with the homie’s. The rapper has also expressed that he is very proud of his heritage. His biological dad is Mexican and his biological mother is Caucasian. The Dallas rapper has expressed that, out of his two biological parents, he tends to favor the looks of his mom. And although life hasn’t always been easy for the upcoming rapper, he loves his parents and he doesn’t regret the hard times of his past. Zacariah 100 believes that the hard times we go through are actually the very things that help us become who we are, and that they make us stronger in the long run.
Aim for the sky, and make music that everybody can relate to. This is something Zacariah 100 constantly tries to do . “When you make music that everyone can enjoy, I call that concert music. It’s the type of music that everyone can vibe with. It’s hyped up, and it’s universal”. Although a lot of rappers don’t choose to verbally express their appreciation to their fans or to the people who have helped them along the way, Zacariah 100 wants everyone to know that he truly appreciates them for all their help and support. He doesn’t take people’s help for granted. He understands what it’s like to struggle. And he knows what it’s like to be betrayed. Therefore, whenever people actually take the time to help him, it really means a lot.
Zacariah 100 has released several new songs this year. Including “Dallas Starz”, “Frienemies”, and “Love At First Sight”. Be sure to check out his music and follow his music journey on social media!
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“I’m Zacariah 100, cuz I keep it that way!” – Zacariah100
Sometimes life has a way of detouring people off of their God given path. And when that happens, it’s not always easy to find our way back. As a matter of fact, sometimes people never find their way back. However, there is a way we can help guide people back in the direction. And it is as simple as this… Reach 1.
Anthony and Sasha Torres, are the lead Pastors at Mountain View Church in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Together, they have been in full time ministry since 2013. Their passion? Reaching those who are lost on the streets through the work of outreach ministry. Pastor Anthony has a Masters degree in Christians Counseling from Cornerstone University. He has since implemented his experiences and education into his passion and now leads a bible based Recovery program called “New Life Recovery” for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Now that’s truly praiseworthy!
By God’s grace and unfailing mercy, Pastor Anthony Torres has been sober for nearly 11 years. His past demons of drugs and alcohol have been put under his feet. Hallelujah! Furthermore, since Anthony and his lovely wife Sasha took over the Pastoral leadership of Mountain View Church in 2015, the Lord has graciously grown the members in attendance from 20 parishioners to over 300 on any given Sunday morning. Can we can an amen!?
The vision of Pastor Anthony and his first lady Sasha Torres is very powerful, but yet so simple. It consists of a Heavenly principal that even the Lord Himself applied while walking the earth thousands of years ago. And that principal is this: Reach 1 person that others might over look. And while your reaching that 1 person, expect the Lord’s healing and restoration power to intervene in those people’s lives.
Anthony and Sasha have been married for 20 years now and have 4 amazing children, 3 beautiful daughters and one handsome son. Two of their daughters are serving in the ministry of Mountain View church along side their parents. They continue to express their excitement of reaching their city for the Glory of the God they both love and serve. If you’re ever in or near Alamogordo, New Mexico, be sure to visit Mountain View Church.
“Letters to my People” Thoughts of a Recovering addict.
Letters to My People is a story of hope and redemption for those finding themselves lost in addiction. It’s a collection of letters chronicling over time the journey of the author. His hope is something he wishes to share with the world, so all might break free from their shackles and break away from the demons of addiction.
With Detroit steady rising, rapper and entrepreneur NEM Meech looks to follow up his 2019 Last of a Dead Breed mixtape with a 8 song EP titled Dope Measures. 7 years ago, NEM Meech gave us a hood classic with the release of “Pros and Hoes”. Representing the Northend, a neighborhood in the center of Detroit, Meech give you those raw bars and dope boy sound the industry has been missing. Running his own entertainment company and helping develop young talent out of Detroit, NEM Meech is back to deliver another classic.
“Ghetto Trappin” Meech channeled one of his childhood inspirations, Juvenile. With inspiration from artists like Jeezy , Juvenile and Gucci Mane.
You can guarantee NEM Meech touch all aspects of the game with his voice. Contact : email@example.com STREAM BELOW
L Boogie a female rapper from the bronx side of Detroit, is one of the youngest and hard-working female rappers from Detroit at just 19 years old.
Since signing to Chulo Productions, a music video director from Detroit, in just six months she was able to work with artists who are on the rise including: Rocky Badd, Sasha Go Hard, and Mahzi. L Boogie’s versatile sound and real, raw bars are assets that make her one of the most promising rising female artists in the city.
Just recently, her EP Boogie Fever released and positive feedback spread like wildfire. You can read about her 5 star rating on The Booth Magazine here.
The home of many talents, Detroit has been in the spotlight for quite some time. Willy J Peso happens to be one of the rising stars to stem from the city. Making a strong come back, his full length album Planet Peso released this month.
Planet Peso is the artist’s first full length project since 2012, and audiences are impressed, especially his collaboration with Hip-Hop legend and Oakland, CA native Yukmouth of The Luniz on Planet Peso‘s Track 5: “Trip To The Bay”. Yukmouth of The Luniz is popularly known for his timeless hit single “I Got 5 On It”.
To stream the full album click here or find it on all streaming platforms.
Pursuing his music professionally starting in 2010-2011, Willy J Peso would go on to hit major milestones including: being selected as a SXSW Official Artist of 2020 and Canadian Music Week in 2016, headlining a tour (2018) with Devin the Dude in over 40 cities, making hit songs with stars like Styles P, Neisha Neshae, and now Yukmouth. This is only the start of a grand rise.
“I want to become globally known for my music, lifestyle brand- Stoned Like Willy. To one day become Grammy nominated and independently become a charting artist on Billboard. “
-Willy J Peso on his long term goals as an artist.
This past March, The Detroit Entrepreneur released a list of our top 5 recording studios in Michigan, which included popular studios like Royal House Recording, Parallel Sounds, and more.
Today, we had the opportunity to follow up with MixedByPhilip, founder and head engineer of Parallel Sounds Studio(s). Ranking at number 2, the engineer responded with, “we are heading for #1” upon announcement. He is doing just that.
Now entering his 9th year in the industry, Phil Saponaro combined his skills, vision, and dedication to bring Metro Detroit’s future stars a quality, comfortable space to create. From recording with the iconic Jeremih to rising local artists, MixedbyPhil has become a familiar name in the music community.
I was really shocked when we made #2 because a lot of the studios on the list were a lot nicer then mine. They have hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment, when do not just yet. The support from the people I work with is what must of did it. I love them!
Confident entrepreneurs stand by their careers, striving to be the best of the best. With roots in entrepreneurship, he humbly yet boldly states his studio is deserving of the #1 spot. Many can humbly yet boldly say the same, based on positive testimonies alone.
I really think for #1 it’s just going to take us building up our cosmetics. I already know we have the best engineers in Michigan and we are constantly getting better. In all humbleness, nobody in Michigan can compete with our quality. Once my team and I open more fancy multi million dollar studios and (hopefully) steal Julian (of Royal House) I don’t think will have much competition.
Hailing from Inkster, Michigan, Le’Jon Crawford aka Le’Jend, is a Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Engineer/Producer that has been writing and making music since he was 11 years old.
Le’Jend started off singing in front of crowds at the age of 9 at talent shows and his father’s church. The rising talent’s inspiration roots from the King of Pop: Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, The Dream, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross and Kanye West. In 2020, Le’Jend and his partner $aad created a studio and entertainment company named Locked In Entertainment.
Locked In Entertainment is currently working on building a second studio, along with a production studio collaboration with Xerox Visuals. Le’Jend just dropped his 5th studio project titled Agape and is also working on his 6th studio project along with more content and collaborations.
Off of Agape, “Junkie” is an R&B driven single radiating sensual vibes, allowing Le’Jend to showcase his vocal and lyrical abilities.
Southern rapper Paparazzi Nino became known as an originator of jugg/finesse/freeband music. A real street approach that mixed an OG sound with the new millennial vibe, that’s caused the streets to turn up and subsequently raise the crime rate. Always having been around musical influences as a teenager, his sound was first heard by his child hood friend MIKE DA ROCKMAN.
Their breakout single “GTFOH did monster numbers on YouTube, with no major label promotion. Having been featured on dozens of mixtapes “with various artist from Trinadad James, Young Scooter, Future, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Dj Pretty Boy Tank and DJ Murph and more.” He made his official debut with and original body of work titled ‘STREET SCHOLAR‘ which hit all markets 4/20/2021.
Welcoming many talents in music, it is safe to say that Motown inspired the future generation of musicians. From soul to hip hop/rap, rising creatives are proudly putting Detroit and its surrounding neighborhoods on the map. Our experiences with local artists lead us to the realization that the entertainment business is crucial to the success of artists. With this being said, we have put together a list of 5 recording studios in Michigan that have produced some of your favorite songs by both local and mainstream artists.
#1: Royal House Recording
Now, this is a given. Royal House Recording remains as one of the most popular recording studios in the area. Along with its top-of-the-line industry level equipment, it holds much more than the average studio: chef’s kitchen/dining room, gymnasium, basketball court, outdoor space/fire pit, and more.
#2: Parallel Sounds Studio (The A Team)
Another given. On the rise as one of fastest expanding recording studios, Parallel Sounds skyrocketed in the local music scene within the past year. Along with music artists, podcast recording space is available. There is even comfortable lounging and a great atmosphere for those joining in studio sessions. Phil Saponaro aka MixedByPhilip, founder and head engineer, has an even greater vision for the brand. Book now to work with “The A Team.”
Another popular spot to record. All the equipment and quality producers an up and coming creative may need is located at this home for musicians. Positive reviews and quality music earned them a well-deserved spot at #3 on our list. To see for yourself, click and book.
#4: Metro 37
Coming in at number 4, this spot provides all things music and more. Proudly located in Michigan, it is projected that the spot will soon birth some iconic artists in the near future. Coincidently, a featured artist on The Detroit Entrepreneur recorded a fan favorite here.
Finally, number 5. Their contributions to the music scene speaks for itself. This past year, our affiliates have had great experience at this location, making them one of the recording studios we have received nothing but positive feedback from.
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We love us a pop singer that takes us back to the 2000’s. Annamation got it right with her single, “Solo”.
Originally from the Bay Area in sunny California, Annamation was exposed to music as a child. Coming from an area home to many talents, it’s no wonder why she belonged there by fate.
Annamation is known for her harmonies. One can easily call her voice liquid gold. The hint of auto tune and voice layering is just right, but nothing in the Cher zone. It’s perfectly tuned, no pun intended.
The music video to “Solo” also is edited to give us the visuals of those bulky old cameras captured on VHS.
Be sure to check out the Michigan based artist, and stay tuned for more releases from Annamation on the way this year.