Written by Poor Vida Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:59
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Shawn Chrystopher ( @shawnchrys )
With Timbaland on board as the Executive Producer, Shawn Chrys releases his latest mixtape, LoveStory. Features on the tape include Dom Kennedy, GLC, Mann & more. He has rubbed shoulders with aome of the best in the industry, and landed a sponsorship deal with LRG clothing in 2008. With intellect, superior musical talent, and passion for all that he does, the future is truly bright for Mr. Chrystopher.
Sean Falyon ( @seanfalyon )
Enter Sean Falyon, an Atlanta resident by way of Philly, who not just understands what it takes, but lives it. The emcee, whose deep, booming voice and beard can’t help but stand out from the facades of most rappers, doesn’t hold any punches with the title of his forthcoming debut album: “Sean Falyon BE Everywhere.” The album features a collaboration with R&B artist Lloyd and seamlessly combines Philly’s in-your-face rap style over bigger-than-life dirty south beats. Most of all, just like the title implies, it serves like a passport, where each track is like a stamp. It’s all about hustle and making moves, as far as Falyon is concerned: “I ain’t got no cloning machine, but I get where I need to go.”
El Prez ( @elprezdela )
As part of the resurgent hip hop scene bubbling in LA recently, El Prez describes his style as part Pharcyde, and part Chuck D, with a dose of 91’ Ice Cube thrown in. Basically I’m Hip Hop from 88’ to 93’ being found in a time capsule by people in the year 3000.’ Definitely Back-to-the-Future but never retro, El Prez’s lyrics captivate the listener with out of this world references to everything from Kobe Bryant’s jersey number to 80’s TV show ‘MacGyver’ in his rhymes about everyday life in the City of Angels.
Raven Sorvino ( @ravensorvino )
Hailing from Hollywood, CA with a short stop in Houston, TX, Raven Sorvino says her greatest influences are MC Lyte, Eric B & Rakim, Queen Latifah, Notorious BIG, 2 Pac, LL Cool J, NWA, Foxy Brown, and Lil Kim. While struggling to be taken serious as a solo female hip hop emcee (due to the fact her lyrics don’t contain drugs, sex and violence, which is the norm), Raven developed her own style. Early on she signed a deal with Icon Entertainment, and later in Raven’s career, she was discovered by Dr. Dre’s protégé Melman. Melman introduced her to Dr. Dre, where she sparked the interest of Dre and his Aftermath Label. Unfortunately, Jimmy Iovine asked Dre to stop all current deals with new artists and to take a look at this white rapper from Detroit. Aftermath went forward with Eminem leaving Raven to press onward to find her success she has worked so hard for.
Jabee ( @mynameisjabee )
QLee ( @therealqlee )
Drama Tha King ( @dramathaking )