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Artist Spotlight - Gabrielle Solange | @GabsWholeStory
December 04, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Ohio singer, songwriter Gabrielle Solange.

Gabrielle Solange is an American singer/songwriter/producer with an eclectic, experimental sound that explores everything from jazz to electronic music. Writing songs and poetry since the age of 7, she recorded her earliest creations on an old fashioned cassette tape. Imagining audiences, she always felt destined for the stage. She credits her diverse musical style to her mixed heritage, musically talented family, and love of cultures. She was introduced to music production by two Columbus inner city youth arts programs: Capacity (now Transit Arts) and S.T.A.R.S (Striving To Achieve Real Success), where she continued to nurture her love for the arts and began performing publicly in her band, Fatty Koo.

When she was 15, the band was discovered and signed to Sony Records. Fatty Koo immediately won the hearts of audiences as BET followed their journey to stardom in a hit reality tv show: Blowin’ Up Fatty Koo. Their first single, Bounce, ranked #64 on the Billboard 200 and became the theme song for the 2005 NBA Playoffs. In spite of their growing international fan base, they were pulled in many directions as they battled behind-the-scenes to retain the support of Sony and remain true to their sound. Due to the band’s unique versatility, their management struggled with how to market them as other labels shrunk back from the risk of pushing such an alternative group. One opportunity after another fell through, leading to the abrupt end to an otherwise promising music career and thousands of fans with unanswered questions.

Gabrielle immediately pursued a solo career, and when turned down by management released one song called Survive for free on social media. The song took on a life of its own and quickly went viral gaining millions of views, video remixes, and even artists claiming the song as their own, leaving her identity as the original artist a mystery to many. Even with this proof of potential from the breakthrough fan response upon releasing Survive, she became discouraged without the support of management and believed it impossible to pursue further success as a musician.

Struggling with a sense of failure, disappointment and depression, she began the personal journey to discover her voice again. In this, she found the desire to help others do the same and created Runsong Productions - a vocal coaching and artist development agency that focuses on enhancing musical skill while discovering identity. She began independently creating music, but kept quiet until 2017, when she released her first single, Drive on digital streaming services. She showcased her music with other local artists on her 30th birthday during an intimate concert with friends and family. She is currently working on her music while hosting creative workshops in schools, and collaborating with colleagues as she builds her brand. She hopes to rebuild her image and career based on who she truly is, telling her story, and inviting others to use their gifts in a way that will set themselves free and impact the world around them.

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Artist Spotlight - LesNumba3 | @LesNumba3
November 29, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Denver, Colorado rapper LesNumba3.

Independent rapper LesNumba3 is an up and coming artist hailing from
the Southeast of Denver, Colorado. 303 Magazine author Drew Boulos wrote
a piece on the upcoming artist expressing, “What initially caught our
attention with Denver’s LesNumba3 was his simple but addicting beats in his
latest single “Willie Kemp.” Charlie Taylor’s vocals are clear and precise —
something not often prevalent in some rap music today. In his latest track,
Taylor’s voice is deep and captivating.” This Denver artist creates a unique
and uncommon sound with his Tennessee flow and enticing lyricism.

Right now LesNumba3 has two new tracks coming out both set to be
released digitally mid November. His first track called “Kingdom” is
scheduled to be released on the 17th, and his second track “Break It Down”
is scheduled for the 18th. Both tracks can pre-ordered on music platforms on
iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play November 3rd. Also in the works is an EP
from the rapper waiting to be heard.

LesNumba3 is a true reflection of an independent artist. He has done so
himself vigorously by reaching out to numerous local radio stations and
music blogs in Denver and his home area in Tennessee. This footwork in the
past has gotten him showcased in 303 Magazine and played on a top Hip Hop
podcast in Denver. Continuing the hard work and making good quality music,
LesNumba3 is on the path of becoming a prominent artist.

Artist Spotlight - Brooklyn Queen | @BrooklynQueen03
November 27, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with the multi-talented 12-year-old Brooklyn Queen.

Brooklyn Queen born in Detroit Michigan to Independent rapper Nailnotirious Kim received her name from moms love for Biggie who was from Brooklyn New York. At the early age of 5yrs old Brooklyn Queen had already wrote her first song alongside her mother while only in kindergarten. By 8yrs old Brooklyn Queen had her very first studio recording and at 11 years old this highly talented young artist recently signed to BMB Entertainment one of the top independent labels in the Country.

Brooklyn Queen, is not just a Pop/Rap genre of music this little Queen can do it all. Brooklyn Sings, Dances, Acts and can even Model. She has even been on stage as a backup dancer for Rob Base, Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa just to name a few. Brooklyn is inspired by her favorite artist Beyonce’ who has made Brooklyn Queen feel the music and dance in her heart and soul. “Beyonce’ has made me smile, dance and cry and I want fans to feel me the same way, I want to make it clear to young girls that anything is possible if you just follow your dreams”.

Still attending school Brooklyn Queen has 1000’s of loyal fans that have been there and growing up with her while watching her career since they were all in kindergarten. The first single from Brooklyn Queen “Good Birthday” received great response and sales. Which got the attention of D Wash Management and he (Dorian Washington) recognized that this is no ordinary artist. “She is a Queen, with talent beyond measure.”

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Artist Spotlight - Mazon | @Mazon717
November 25, 2017 09:59 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with Harrisburg, PA lyricist Mazon.

Mazon is the best rapper you've never heard of. The Harrisburg, PA native has been writing and producing his own music since he was a pre-teen. "The way that I found him was crazy," says Skyyhook of The Wake Up Show on Shade45. "I was talking to a friend and they put the phone down to go check on something and this guy was playing in the background. I was like, what the....who is this?"

Mazon is gearing up to release a self-titled album in Spring/Summer '17. This will be the 8th project in his catalog since releasing his first mixtape at 17 years old. "I didn't know what I was doing at first," admits the lyricist. "I just knew I was good and I loved making beats and writing raps. My style is totally different now. I actually grew up and experienced some things so I'm able to honestly talk about them in my music. These aren't just raps anymore."

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Self Help Spotlight - Donald Fusilier | @TheTeamFuseCamp
November 20, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with professional athlete and trainer Donald Fusilier.

Donald Fusilier is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He endured plenty of hardships throughout his lifetime that he didn’t allow to control his path in life. Donald Fusilier moved to Baton Rouge from New Iberia, LA in April of 2015 after taking a Customer Support Specialist position with an AT&T Call Center. Prior to working at AT&T, Donald coached high school football and played professional indoor football for 5 years. He studied Health & Physical Education at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, MO. This was one of his 3 collegiate stops.

Passionate about sports and helping others, he started his own personal training business in 2017 named TheTeamFuseCamp LLC. His great passion is helping his athletes and clients achieve their individual goals. He also caters his approach to each individual client. Donald has two amazing kids, Saniaya who is 10 years old and Zye whois a 2 year old. In his free time, Donald enjoys watching movies, attending high school sporting events, shooting basketball, and attending events for his fraternity Omega Psi Phi.

Donald Fusilier signed with the Iowa Barnstormers of the indoor Football League on October 13, 2017. He is also working on the completion of his first book, “Never Give Up: The Donald Fusilier Story”.

Donald Fusilier can be contacted at (337) 551-9941 or TheTeamFuseCamp@gmail.com

Artist Spotlight - Eddie MMack | @EddieMack59
November 17, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with WrongKind Records artist Eddie MMack.

​Eddie Mmack is a young rap artist from San Diego, California. Using his words of experience to reveal the image of his community and the way he was brought up in South East San Diego, Ocean View area. Eddie MMack brings a clear sound that incorporates all elements of hip hop music ranging from a calm approach to an aggressive approach. Eddie MMack brings the reality of being young in the streets and surviving in the game to his music and has already completed 5 full cd mix tapes that are currently being released online.

Eddie MMack started rapping at the age of 15 influenced by friends who shared the same dream. When he reached 17 Eddie MMack was arrested for a year and once released he went back for another 6 months. During those 6 months he received his GED and upon release moved on to trade school to develop a higher education.

Besides school Eddie Mmack focused on hustling, rapping, working, obtaining certificates of achievement, and meeting leaders in his local community. Eddie MMack represents Tha Wrongkind and the Madness Mob influenced by the Loving Memory of his friend Michael Taylor aka Mike Madness, who passed away when Eddie was 15 years old.

Since then the Madness Mob has grew with members who knew Michael Taylor personally and also share a part in music. Today Eddie MMack is dropping Multiple Mixtapes and working on albums at the same time he’s going to school for a higher education. On his free time Eddie MMack makes music and hang out with friends from his child hood to remain the person he’s always been, but the difference is he has an education and with the motivation from Mitchy Slick is presents in the music industry is becoming stronger.​

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Artist Spotlight - Baby Slick | @babyslick3k
November 15, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with San Diego rapper Baby Slick.

Baby Slick is a promising young artist from the unforgiving streets of Southeast San Diego. His journey into the world of music can be traced back to the confines of a tiny California jail cell in 2016. It was there, at the age of 17, that Baby Slick picked up a pen and pad simply because there was nothing else to do. He began channeling his experiences in the urban trenches to tell the story that his brother, Lil’ Slick, had never got to finish telling before his untimely death in 2013.

Although he had been writing for over a year, it wasn’t until Baby Slick’s release in April 2017 that he decided to really take his craft seriously. At that point, he found a studio and went straight to work. His introduction to the hip-hop scene came with the release of “Kan’t Trust,” which he wrote while incarcerated. Since then, he’s pumped out an assortment of songs and videos building up to the release of his first mixtape “Forever106.”

Despite only being a few months into his newfound career, Baby Slick has already captured the attention of many, and he won’t stop until he finishes what his brother started.


Fitness Spotlight - Terrell Robinson | @digdeepfitllc
November 11, 2017 06:33 PM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick IFBB bodybuilding pro, personal trainer Terrell Robinson.

Terrell discusses how he earned his pro card dispute losing his home in a flood, his personal training company "Dig Deep Fitness, fitness advice, and more.

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Comic Spotlight - DangerMan | @DangerMan_Urban
November 08, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick with the Urban Super Hero DangerMan.

As a 'real life' urban superhero, DangerMan is an advocate for children's rights promoting literacy, safety and good health. He wages against bullying and also fights human trafficking. DangerMan visits schools and community events encouraging his audience with a motto of "No gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol or tobacco." He has traveled throughout America and Haiti, empowering children to live their best life. "Protect, Promote and Provide" are the pillars DangerMan lives by.

To purchase a made in America DangerMan Super Suit costume for a child you love, go to www.dangermanheroawards.com .

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Artist Spotlight - Haddy Racks | @haddyracks
November 06, 2017 12:00 AM PST
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Welcome to another edition of PoPolitickin. In this episode, we politick the hip hop artist Haddy Racks.

Hailing from Bronx, New York Haddy Racks remembers when rap music had you standing by the radio waiting for your favorite jam to come back on. After releasing his Rackateering mixtape with DJ Kay Slay in January 2016, Racks celebrated the international release of his debut album Resumé in June via his Rack’d Up label in conjunction with ONErpm Distribution. Currently, Haddy Racks is celebrating his second full-length album New York Gritty which was released March 24, 2017, and working on his #Mixtagram visual mixtape projects.

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