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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

V-LO The Maestro (@VLOsWorld) - "Can't Phase Me"

V-Lo The Maestro has had a lifelong passion for music. Like so many independent rappers, his dream was to be able to see his music video on BET television, a goal that he’d held on to ever since he was a child in his rural hometown of Washington, Louisiana. With a population of roughly 943, Washington, Louisiana is a small town with one stoplight and no Walmart. Here, students are transported by yellow school buses to the nearest city for classes. Washington is the place where V-LO The Maestro, as an independent rap artist, began to think outside of the box and reach for opportunities beyond what he was limited to locally. “I always knew if I made the music and produced a quality product, I’d find a market. The Internet has made it possible to take the sound out of the country, around the world, and bring it back home.” V-LO has been able to build his music audience organically, through grassroots efforts and an active Social Media presence. He’s grown his Instagram to over 100,000+ followers and his collaboration, “Tipsy,” featuring Kevin Gates, the impassioned rapper from Baton Rouge, earned 25,000 Spotify downloads while the music video reached over 1 million views on V-LO The Maestro’s Facebook artist page. V-LO’s music has made its way into rotation by famed DJs, including DJ Flex. These milestones helped pave the way for what had been V-LO’s dream for quite some time. Directed by Majacul, footage for “Can’t Phase Me” was filmed with permission at Nissan Stadium and features a string of exotic race cars—the Ferrari F430, Rolls Royce Ghost, Corvette, and BMW i8. The video tallied 200,000 views on Youtube. On April 4th 2019, the music video for “Can’t Phase Me,” by V-LO The Maestro made its BET television debut, an achievement that is also a monumental first for the residents of Washington, Louisiana. In recent years, New Orleans had become the state’s pipeline for rap talent, introducing Cajun flavor to rap music lovers through the likes of a bevy of artists, including Master P and son Romeo, Silk the Shocker, Mystikal, Birdman, and Lil Wayne (Weezy). They are among the most influential rappers in the industry, and their signature sound has become coveted by audiences worldwide. According to Nielsen Music reports, Hip-Hop/R&B is now the most dominant genre in the United States. Music streaming has now become the preferred medium, with rap artist Drake shattering music streaming records with an astounding 8.2 billion plays. One added benefit of digital distribution is that it also opens up opportunities for focused, independent music artists. A rap artist like V-LO The Maestro from Washington, Louisiana, a rural area nowhere close to New Orleans, could create and promote music from his hometown that reaches audiences in major cities, as well as in other countries. “Not everyone is going to believe in your dreams,” says V-LO. “Some might even come out and tell you your ideas are crazy because they don’t believe what you are trying to do is even possible. But whatever your talent, do it well. Do it with passion. Own it. And be bold enough to represent. I’m from a small town, but I didn’t let that stop me. I am so grateful that BET television has given me this opportunity.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. 

After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.

Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hip Hop & Drug Culture


We make excuses for the negative impact of rap music because it has given so many young black males a way out of the hood; but for every ONE that it gives an exit, it entraps thousands more.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Who Is The King Of Rap?


How do one put a label or tag someone as the king of rap? How do you mix classic rap tracks with today's style of music?

Tupac would probably be the most influential rapper of all time, while Eminem holds the record as the highest selling artist.

The first “Rap” song to ever hit the radio was a joint called “Rapper's Delite” by a group called the Sugar Hill Gang. Rapping first gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1970s as a kind of street art, especially among African American teenagers.

Rap music is cited as the biggest music genre in the world with some of the best selling artists ever. From MC Hammer to Biggie, the Beastie Boys to Eminem, these are the best-selling rap albums to hit music stores.


The Wrap-Up Magazine wants to debate with you on who is the greatest rapper. Everyone has their own opinion on who is the best. Leave a comment below and be sure to share.

Whether it's spitting a flow on the stage or competing for the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts, hip-hop artists are always getting into some type of battle.

While some people are still debating who the king of R&B is, Gucci Mane is mulling over who is the king of rap, and according to him, it shouldn't be the genre's previous champion Eminem.

Like it or not to be the king of rap you have to achieve both commercial and artistic success, and it really matters how much a rapper has sold.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Video] K1NG ZOE - FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG | @K1NG_ZOEBSG

There’s a new rap king on the rise and his name is K1NG ZOE. Hailing from Miami, Florida, the lyricist is making waves with his debut single “FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG” as his powerful lyrics bring feel good music back to its essence. Encouraging others to always feel good about themselves, despite the pressures of society, “FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG” will have people’s mood in high spirits from sun up to sun down. Following in the footsteps of some of his rap mentors like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Ice Billion Berg, Billy Blue, Jay-Z, ZRO, and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few, K1NG ZOE explains why he’s on a mission to infuse empowering meaningful lyrics back into music: “My music is inspirational and it is very relatable. As people sing the lyrics to my songs, they have so much passion because it’s not just a good hook and a fire beat. It’s their life story! I say the things that people want to express, but aren’t sure how others will view them after it’s been said. Everybody wants to be the “toughest gangsta” in a lot of Rap songs today but my music explores the importance of being human, making mistakes, and learning from them to turn mistakes into income.”   K1NG ZOE, a retired US Navy vet, has had an innate love for music since he was a child. In middle school he participated in the school’s band ensemble, furthering his passion for music. While on active duty, he served as a Hospital Corpsmen and it was during his tour in Afghanistan where he started writing about his experiences while there. Upon his return to the states and while continuing to serve his country, he began to record and release his music through the popular global music platforms, “SoundCloud” and “DatPiff Mixtapes.” “Lines of a King” was his first released mixtape which was played first by DJ 100K in December of 2012. Since then K1NG ZOE has been honorably discharged and has fully devoted himself to fulfilling his appetite for music.   Always having the true spirit of a leader, K1NG ZOE started his own company “Black Sneaker Entertainment” that encompasses a radio station as well as a record label. He is now slated to release a catalog of new music with up and coming artists under Black Sneaks Entertainment/Against All Odds Music Group. Currently working on his debut EP “Season of Revenge” for 2019, K1NG ZOE will also blow you away with his singles “73 featuring Ice Billion Berg” and “FRANCO L1NK.”   Speaking of “FRANCO L1NK,”he explains, “Everyone measures how successful you are by comparing it to some material worth. They’re checking for how big your crib is or the type of foreign you drive. As for myself, a Franco Link is my chaining day. No pun intended. After the countless sacrifices made to reach my pinnacle, a Franco Link speaks for it all. I want to be able to have the power to make a phone call and change someone’s life completely. And while doing it, that Franco Link will sit just right.”   K1NG ZOE is just getting started and it has been a very promising start. As with all great creators, he has embarked on fulfilling his entrepreneurial vision. Stay tuned as he declares,    “My only limit is that which I impose on myself.  
Social Media: All handles @K1NG_ZOEBSG

Friday, June 15, 2018

Independent Record Labels You Should Know


From independent icons like XL Recordings and Sub Pop to newer teams like 88 Rising and Mind of a Genius, here are some of the essential labels you should know. As always, we encourage you to do your own digging and share your own favorites with us, but as long as you discovered just one new label, artist, or piece of music that you love from this list, then we did our job.

From legendary indies to internet-based upstarts, these labels are all doing something special.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TWUM Best Rap City Moments

Rap City Tha Basement was one of the top shows to be on in the early 2000's. The show originally started in 1989, helmed by Chris “The Mayor” Thomas. When Tigger took the helm, the show became Rap City: Tha Basement, a format inspired by his mom's house in the Bronx. Back in the early 2000's when BET actually had hourly music television shows, one of the more popular show's was “Rap City Tha Basement“. BET's Rap City is the network's signature music program that embraces authentic hip-hop culture in every shape, form and fashion. Click the links below to see official videos.

 Lil Wayne did a freestyle on the show when Wayne was at his prime. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Big Tigger had T.I. Harris on his show Rap City Tha Basement for a freestyle never before heard.  (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 New York's great DMX and Drag-On visited Big Tigger show Rap City Tha Basement and blessed him with a freestyle to kick the show off. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Detroit rapper Eminem appeared on Big Tigger's Rap Basement several times. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Big Tigger's Rap City Tha Basement had a previous feature from the legendary group Dipset. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYE

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Apple And Dr. Dre

+Apple iPhone and iPad Apps, News and Updates and new music mogul +Dr Dre both have a new bio. Now that Apple has officially purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics, we are left to ponder its broader meanings as the man who once rapped about gangbanging and reefer now becomes a high-profile Apple employee. I believe the deal symbolizes the possible end of an era: an end to Apple as an innovative brand, and a farewell to Dr. Dre as a music maker.

The acquisition is widely viewed as Apple playing catch-up to streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. Apple’s own press release stressed the importance of Beats Music. As a sign of respect for the Beats brand (and lack of belief in its own), Apple will keep the subscription Beats Music intact, alongside Apple’s own iTunes Radio. Beats Music has hardly taken the world by storm as a streaming competitor to Spotify and Pandora since being launched in January 2014. But Apple Insider reports that the service has a strong conversion rate, with the vast majority of tracks being streamed by paying customers. Meantime, iTunes, which relies on a download model, has seen its sales slump as consumers latch on to streaming services. iTunes Radio, Apple’s answer to streaming, has yet to take hold.

Mark Zuckerberg was riding the momentum of a business built off one compelling idea, that as naturally social creatures, human beings would flock to a digital place where we could emulate our offline social behaviors online. But on top of the core innovation of launching Facebook, Zuckerberg’s massive wealth, and Facebook’s phenomenal growth, was built off pedestrian advertising programs and ongoing tweaks to the core product as opposed to anything newsworthy.
Today Facebook seems to be setting the pace by buying into innovation. And now Apple, having failed to capture our imagination with daring new products in the post-Jobs era, is following Facebook’s lead by doing the same. Earlier this year, Facebook announced the purchase of messenger service WhatsApp for $19 billion, thus acquiring the most popular messaging app for smartphones and a potential rival. Within weeks, Facebook announced another major acquisition, this time shelling out $2 billion for virtual reality firm Oculus. The two acquisitions were but the latest in a long list of examples of Zuckerberg using cash, not innovation from within, to grow.

Under the Tim Cook era, the Apple brand has gradually lost its luster in the innovation department, with the iPad Mini and iPhone 5 coming across as marginal product enhancements as opposed to the major breakthroughs in design and functionality that once disrupted entire industries. Meantime, Apple has complemented its product enhancements with acquisitions: PrimeSense, an Israeli 3D sensing company, Embark, a mapping company, and now Beats.

Even during the Steve Jobs glory years, Apple’s innovations were not always homegrown. For instance, Apple’s own GarageBand app was fueled by the acquisition of Nothing Real and Shake, and of course Apple purchased Jobs’s own NeXT Computer. But the acquisitions contributed to in-house innovations, whereas acquisition seems to be Apple’s sole innovation strategy today.

Dre has come along way since he helped introduced American music fans to the rough, brutally violent gangsta rap genre during his days with NWA in the early 1990s. Through his own music recordings, production work, and business operations, he’s created a legacy of a hybrid artist and music mogul. He helped popularize (and shape) the music of huge hip-hop stars such as Eminem and Snoop Dogg through his studio collaborations, and in the 1990s, he released two stunning albums of his own material, The Chronic and The Chronic 2001. If his music was frequently X-rated, it was also innovative, powerful, and critically acclaimed. But in the 2000s, he released not a single album’s worth of music although he was said to be working on the long-awaited Detox, which has yet to materialize. Instead he focused on production, collaborating frequently with his alter ego Eminem, 50 Cent, and a slew of other artists.
But his biggest production occurred in 2008 with the rollout of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, a high-end, expensive product that made headphones sexy. With his focus shifting toward building the Beats brand with co-founder Jimmy Iovine, his production work diminished. Detox has become rap’s answer to Guns ‘n Roses’s Chinese Democracy: forever in production, never released. Rappers such as Game question whether Detox will ever be released.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

These Are The Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist That Left The Biggest Impact In Music


These Lima, Ohio artist has stepped up to the plate and will leave there musical legacy over the city's rap culture. The Buckeye state has no shortage of celebrities, but these Top Five artist sure stood out among the rest.


Even though Eastside Po was not mentioned in the article, he is next up on the rising artist list.


Were not saying that these are the best artist from Lima, Ohio, but I am noting that these are the artist who legacy will continue on through time.


In contrast with its East Coast, West Coast and Southern counterparts, Midwest hip hop has very few constants in style or production. Midwest hip hop's first dose of national popularity came in the mid-90s with the extremely fast-paced rappers known as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Cleveland), Twista (Chicago), Tech N9ne (Kansas City), Atmosphere (Minneapolis), and Eminem (Detroit).


But Ohio, in general, has a rich musical history that makes it one of the most important states when it comes to the evolution of sound in various genres. Everything from shock rock and industrial metal to funk and R&B developed in the Lima, Ohio area.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jay-Z Returns To Spotify Music


Rap icon Jay-Z brought his music discography back to the world’s largest streaming platform Spotify, leaving Tidal subscribers scratching their heads. The service he bought for $56 million in 2014 has struggled to gain any real market share against major players like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Is it genius marketing for the Tidal owner, or does this show he’s throwing in the streaming wars towel, as his company continues to struggle with growth?

The Breakdown You Need to Know: Even with Tidal’s exclusive music offerings and a $200 million investment from Sprint, it still doesn’t seem to be enough to keep the ship afloat, and Jay-Z may be jumping off the boat.

Also See: Sprint To Buy Parts Of Tidal

Jay-Z has been a vocal critic of tech companies in regards to the issue of compensating artists, so it’s a bit odd that he’s back in bed with them. Especially, when you consider Tidal markets itself as a “more equitable [business] model for artists” to make money while streaming their music.

In the beginning it was all good at Tidal, with artists like Beyoncé, Kanye West, Madonna and Chris Martin to name a few, who all had an ownership stake in the company. Each of the artists reportedly were given 3% equity in the platform, with Jay-Z holding the remaining stake.

The onset of streaming has poured new life into the music industry, with revenue hitting $5.4 billion earlier this year, $4.3 billion just from streaming services. Apple Music and Spotify boasts 113 million and 60 million subscribers respectively, which is massively hard for Tidal’s 2016 self-reported 3 million subscribers to compete with.

Also See: Tidal CEO Steps Down

Tidal’s offering is the most expensive option on the market at $20 per month. Amazon Music and Apple Music come in at $14.99 and $9.99 respectively, just another reason subscribers have been few and far between for Jay-Z’s company. They have tried other ways to grow subscribers by heavily discounting its subscription service for first responders. So if you consider yourself to be a hero, the company was offering a 40% discount for its Premium and Hi-Fi plans.

Jay-Z seems to be taking a “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach to music streaming and social advocacy. Let’s not forget he has now partnered with the NFL on it’s social justice mission, while also curating their halftime show.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Real List Magazine Presents "Sonya Pruneda"


ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATE POWER PLAYER Expert Sonya Pruneda Quick Facts Main Areas: Music Business, Starting Business, Self Help and Motivation Career Focus: Business Owner, Music and Film Productions, Motivational Writer Dynamic women like CEO Sonya Pruneda or Ms. Pru, as she is also known, changes the business we do and the world we live in. 

Sonya has broken down barriers and continues to be anything but a stereotypical person. Sonya is a jack-of-all-trades and an ace at a craft that she has perfected. Sonya has managed to strategically veer her way into the entertainment circle. She is experienced and very well versed in all of the intricate wheeling and dealings of the industry. 

Keenly aware of the ups and downs of the business, Sonya is best known for her production and talent finding abilities. A budding talent herself, Sonya is no stranger to the camera. The 5’4 Business Diva has dabbled in a little bit of acting and print modeling, being seen on prime-time television shows such as Desperate Housewives, The Monk and One on One. Although she possesses acting talent, working behind the scenes is where she is most comfortable. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist Who Made The Biggest Impact In Our Hip-hop Community


These Lima, Ohio artist has stepped up to the plate and will leave there musical legacy over the city's rap culture. The Buckeye state has no shortage of celebrities, but these Top Five artist sure stood out among the rest.


Even though Eastside Po was not mentioned in the article, he is next up on the rising artist list.


Were not saying that these are the best artist from Lima, Ohio, but I am noting that these are the artist who legacy will continue on through time.


In contrast with its East Coast, West Coast and Southern counterparts, Midwest hip hop has very few constants in style or production. Midwest hip hop's first dose of national popularity came in the mid-90s with the extremely fast-paced rappers known as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Cleveland), Twista (Chicago), Tech N9ne (Kansas City), Atmosphere (Minneapolis), and Eminem (Detroit).


But Ohio, in general, has a rich musical history that makes it one of the most important states when it comes to the evolution of sound in various genres. Everything from shock rock and industrial metal to funk and R&B developed in the Lima, Ohio area.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

What Happened To Lil Jon And Crunk Music?


Was Lil Jon the last of "Crunk Music?" This was a time in rap music that had a big and short impact on the community.

The Atlanta-based rap group that would become Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz was originally formed in 1997. Lil Jon was the lead vocalist for the group Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz from 1997 to 2004.

The group signed to Atlanta’s Mirror Image Records, and in 1997, released their first album, distributed by Ichiban Records. A couple years later, Lil Jon & his Boyz started BME Recordings, and released their sophomore album.

Not long after, Bryan Leach heard from his street teams that Lil Jon was an artist to watch. He went to a show, and was immediately impressed. Comparing Lil Jon’s stage presence to the Beastie Boys, Leach immediately tried to sign the group to TVT Records. He succeeded, and in 2001 released Put Yo Hood Up.

The first single, “Bia’ Bia,” featured a few of the bigger names in rap at that time, including Ludacris and Chyna Whyte. Peaking at 97 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song led to the album going gold shortly after Lil Jon released his fourth album. Kings of Crunk, released in early 2002, had two singles come off it. The first, “I Don’t Give A…” peaked at #50 on Billboard’s R&B charts.

Ying Yang Twins brought Lil Jon into the national spotlight. “Get Low” became a nightclub favorite, and reached, just barely, the Billboard Top 10. Kings of Crunk went double platinum by the spring of 2003.

Crunk Juice went double platinum, just like Kings of Crunk before it. Lil Jon was at the peak of his game – which isn’t to say his game improved, but simply that the music industry was ready for what Lil Jon had been selling all along.


Crunk Rock, Lil Jon’s sixth album, was released on June 8, 2010. The album featured work from Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, and R. Kelly, but undersold even conservative estimates. Within a year, Lil Jon was being investigated by the IRS for unpaid taxes.

In 2011, when he released “Drink” with LMFAO. And then again in 2014 with DJ Snake and “Turn Down for What,” which debuted at #38 on Billboard’s Hot 100, eventually peaking at #4 and being 3x platinum certified.

When Lil Jon’s music started drifting toward more traditional club sounds, it really shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Lil Jon himself acknowledged in interviews that hip-hop was music by younger people, and even if you managed to produce sounds that stayed relevant, consumers would discount it simply based on the artist’s age.

What happened to the group? Did Lil Jon get to focused on his own image? Lets discuss this topic.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gansta Marcus Talks The Future Of Rap Music

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Music has changed inn many way. When I was growing up, we had +Rap City and then went to +106 and Park. Now +BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is doing reality t.v.

I don't know what the future holds for the rap game. Rappers in the gay community is having there time right now, but if the trend of change continues, then this will also come to pass. Not only have we had rap, but swanger music from Texas, snap and dance types from Atlanta, and swing music from the Midwest.

We don't know what the future holds for the music industry or how it will change. I feel the next thing coming is Swagger. It's something that's always been hot and I believe will remain.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Watch The Official Music Video For "Self Care" By JIG LeFrost | @JIGLeFrost


West Coast Recording artist JIG LeFrost drops off the Official Music Video for the self-produced single "Self Care," available now on YouTube. 

Directed by Drake Roby, "Self Care" is an intimate look inside the world of crisis JIG describes in his new EP, Welcome To Crisis. Possibly his most personal and reflective release to date, JIG finds himself taking some time out to practice self-love while examing his past trauma and taking inventory of the people around his. Aesthetically pleasing, "Self Care" hits hard with well-curated color schemes and minimal, open landscapes giving JIG room to exercise out his demons in a one on one therapy session. Musically LeFrost shows his diversity by providing a melodic yet aggressive self-produced soundscape, and brutally honest lyrics. With a music video for every song on his new EP, consistency and output have never been an issue for this upcoming artist. After coming up in the Bay Area music scene, JIG has recently spread his wings relocating down to Los Angeles and slowly but surely infiltrating the music industry.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Ball Hawg Records (@ballhawgmusic) Presents: "21" (Album)

BallHawg Records, Inc. is an independent music label bred in Little Rock, Arkansas. As the first independent hip-hop label, they have been pounding the pavement hard and putting in work in the music industry as a versatile, lyrically inclined collaborative that can hold their own and compete for bar-for-bar with local acts and global sensations. This powerhouse’s roster features CEO Playboy Shane, producer Stupid Ed Boi On The Beat, three prime artists, Rixh Rose, Zay’lon, and Don Dolla, and two featured artists Flyboy Pat and J Sqruipt. Securing the bag behind the scenes are Imani, the touring, booking, and marketing director, road manager Chris, and logistics professional Gator P. Playboy Shane is a hip-hop veteran who debuted on the scenes at the top of the new millennium–between 2000 and 2003. Needless to say, he was a spearhead of the new generation of rap and hip-hop, gracing the Top 100 Billboard charts with epic singles, such as “What Cha Gone Do?” featuring the infamous H-Town artist Lil’ Flip. Since then, he has made a home for himself and provided opportunities for other artists to build on the foundation that he laid at Ball Hawg Records. They take pride in building from within, as everything is created in-house. This conglomerate is a full entertainment experience with not just music but visuals, engaging shows, and merchandise. Undoubtedly, the Ball Hawg Music enterprise has released a hot EP and album titled “21.” It encompasses 21 songs and celebrates their 21st anniversary as a music label. Although there are mostly freshman and sophomore artists in the group who are barely legal and have been in the game ranging from 3-7 years, these music professionals have put Little Rock on the map for rap and hip-hop, ensuring that the city and their artists will never again be overlooked regarding music talent. As Rixh Rose said, “tap in, [they] got them bands that make you tap dance.” Outsourced producers who they’ve established strong bonds and created dope music that is featured on the EP and album include 808 Mafia, Patchwork Studio, and Latez the Engineer. The group’s favorite singly off of the album is “Chanel 101,” so be sure to check that out.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Alicia G (@AliciaGWorld) - "It's Little But It Jiggles"

DJ, National Recording Artist - Rap & Hiphop, RealityStar, Actress & Model! Alicia Guastaferro at the young age of 15, was a popular cheerleader and beauty queen when she and her family were chosen for ABC’s “Wife Swap” reality series. The pretty blonde’s life would never be the same. Playing bratty teen for the cameras at the request of producers was easy for the youngster. But when the show began airing, she soon became the subject of much bullying and online abuse. Although the bullying went on for years after the show aired, Alicia overcame the taunts and hate by focusing on her modeling and most of all her music. Today, the inspirational Buffalo native is reaching new heights with the release of her newest single, “Ca$h & Nap.” by Andrew Lane Who is a multi platinum award winning music producer who took her under his wing. Thanks to her infectious energy and intense creativity, Alicia G, as she is now known professionally, has captured the public’s attention as a DJ and Singer featuring bouncy rhythms, playful lyrics and unique musical style that blends Rap and Hip-hop into a powerful musical force. As Alicia G continues to put out more singles for release with an album in the making, her colorful music videos, creative catchy music and her outgoing personality, allows her music to inspire the lives of others. Alicia always had a love for singing and dancing at an early age, quickly gravitating to the competitive world of beauty pageants. With her good looks and unique talents, she earned a slew of trophies and crowns in many pageants. Even after she dealt with bullying and spoke on “Dr. Phil” about her struggles, Alicia always persevered and looked to her music as a haven from her bullies. Today, Alicia is a popular DJ touring all over the East Coast performing at major venues, busy Model, Actress and Recording Artist signed under Drew Right Music Label under Universal, who is on the rise and is now ready for the next chapter of her incredible journey to become a Star known to inspire others, in their journey and struggles through life. She recently released her official music video for "It's Little But It Jiggles", which is also available on all streaming platforms.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Houston Rapper JDaGr8 Drops "Can I Trust You" ft NBA Youngboy | @TheRealJDaGr8


Houston Rapper JDaGr8 links up with one of the hottest artists in the game, NBA Youngboy, for the raw single "Can I Trust You." Separating the real from the fake, JDaGr8 reps H-Town impeccably in his music delivering chilling bars and flexing his hook writing abilities as well. NBA Youngboy shines like only he can, coming in flawlessly with his lightly auto-tuned vocals. Knowing who to keep around and who to trust is one of the main problems for an up and coming star but these two artists break down this conflict vividly on "Can I Trust You." Showing real emotion in his lyrics it's easy to hear JDaGr8 has been through some things in his life and uses music as the main force to get out the pain. Doing numbers in his city and state all while being on the brink of international success, the sky's the limit for JDaGr8 with more new music on deck including his new project TillWeAllRich available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Also, check out the in-depth interview with J Prince JR on Adam22's "No Jumper Podcast" featuring JDaGr8 as they talk about the future of Rap A Lot Records and plans of working in music together.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Eminem Is Rap God Not Rap King


Gucci Mane got things twisted up. Eminem did not say he was the king of rap to let things be known. He is the Rap God of music and it is what it is.

Eminem is an all-time great rapper. Known as the Rap God, he can freestyle some killer verses on the spot.

When it comes to being the "King of Rap" Atlanta Hip-Hop favorite Gucci Mane thinks Eminem doesn't deserve to be in the conversation. Instead, The Wrap-Up Magazine thinks that the God of Rap deserves a spot for the work that has been put in.

Not only was it easy to press a button to hit millions of followers in hours, Eminem sold records that almost put him at levels of Kid Rock. The movie "8 Mile" also set a major stepping stone for Eminem after the grand debut of "Marshall Mathers LP"




Saturday, October 6, 2018

Amazon Music Unlimited Now #Streams Lemarquis


The rap artist Lemarquis out of Lima, Ohio is sure making a splash in the music industry. Although he is a unknown artist, he has popped up in some of the biggest music apps for digital streaming.

The Wrap-Up Magazine is proud to pronounce fans can now stream songs from every album using Amazon Music Unlimited.

Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited both offer ad-free on-demand music listening with offline playback. Listen to your favorite songs online from your web browser.



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