Self-Help meets Hip Hop
Artist Spotlight - Sharaya J | @Sharaya_J
September 20, 2018 07:27 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with rapper and choreographer Sharaya J.
A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sharaya J has always been an artist at heart. She was exposed early by her father who was a member of 90's Hip Hop group Double XX Posse. Sharaya has always been a natural performer. With a very successful career in the dance industry working with the likes of Diddy, Rihanna, Ciara and Alicia Keys as well as great choreographers like Laurianne Gibson, Fatima Robinson and Jamaica Craft, Sharaya is no stranger to the spotlight.
In 2013, after a chance encounter, she landed a deal with The Goldmind Inc. This allowed Sharaya the opportunity to study and work under the legendary Missy Elliott as her protégé. Within the same year, Sharaya J released her debut single "BANJI". This record not only displayed an underground Jersey Club rhythmic sound, but it also created an international movement. Never slowing down, Sharaya released two more singles, "Takin' It No More" and "Shut It Down" which set the dance world ablaze.
Sharaya J is simply a woman of many talents. In early 2014, Sharaya J joined forces with Alexander Wang starring in his T by Alexander Wang campaign and becoming a brand ambassador for his line. With multiple features throughout the year including Dazed Digital, Interview magazine and NY Mag/The Cut, Sharaya blazed a trail “to get the people dancin’ again!!!” She even caught the eye of Wilhelmina Models and was signed to their celebrity board by the years end. The oh-so talented Sharaya J even started her own company, BANJI Entertainment. Under that umbrella she released her next single “BIG”; which reintroduced her fans to a more evolved lyricist and an established brand. In the first half of 2017, Sharaya J dropped her explosive collective entitled “Dope Product – Vol. 1”; showcasing fierce freestyles over tracks from both the past and present. Followed by the release of the single “New Wave” in October. Currently this entertainer, filmmaker, actress and choreographer is working harder than ever as one of the original contestants on Fox Network's hit show The Four. There’s no telling where her talents will take her.Artist Spotlight - Shardé Sangz | @shardesangz
September 17, 2018 09:14 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Shardé.
As a young girl growing up in West LA, Shardé was exposed to many rich cultures, traditions, people and forms of musical expression. As someone who always naturally gravitated toward the power of music, Shardé regularly shared her vocal talents at church services and events. From Church, she was able to take her love of singing into new realms. She began composing her own music and even began rapping. She wrote her first song at the age of 13 called “Haters” which caught the attention of a producer. He helped her write her second song called “Dance Floor” at 15 years old, which won her 1st place in a school talent show. From there, Sharde gained a new sense of confidence. The essence of who she is, and the strength of her persona comes through her music and her performances.
Shardé is the first ever winner American Airline & Essence Magazine’s “I am New and Next” competition in July 2018 at the annual Essence Festival. Before her Essence Fest win, she’s been a runner up on NBC’s “The Winner Is”, won TruTV “Killer Karaoke” and was season 3’s winner of NBC’s “The Voice” On Snapchat, in which she beat out over 20,000 people. Her largest crowd was at the Stubhub center in Carson, CA where she sang the national anthem for the National CrossFit Games. Over 10 thousand people were in attendance. Aside from performances, she has worked on her own original music where she was able to dive into who she truly was. Doing competitions was great but she wanted more. She wanted to be able to express what was in her heart. Her influences gave her a template on not only how to write and compose music, they inspired her to be herself.
In her rich and powerful vocal artistry, Shardé pulls from artists like Whitney Houston for her power and resonance, Jill Scott for her soulful vibe and MIssy Elliott for her funky eclectic style. Her grit and heart came from years of perseverance. Looking to her influencers and staying true to self kept her focused and inspired. These influences have shaped her philosophy on being an artist. She believes that time is your greatest asset. Use it wisely and you can take over the world!Linda West Talks The Frequency
September 16, 2018 12:12 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with USA Today Best Selling Author Linda West.
After breaking a code in the Mayan Calendar and winning a scholarship into the rainforest with top scientists from around the world (including Terrence Mckenna) to do research, Linda channeled her first breakthrough book on the science of frequencies and the law of attraction - THE FREQUENCY. Linda is a clairaudient and a direct channel for the angel White Eagle. She has her degrees in MA, MSD, CCDS and equine therapy. She is a top expert on manifesting with vibrations and has over four million views on her self-help videos on Youtube. She counsel people all around the globe via skype on how to use their sixth sense to create the life and love they dream of. Dating and relationship coaching is a sacred work as she believes nothing matters in the end but LOVE.
The Frequency was written to help you tap into the amazing manifestation powers that you possess, and how to harness and use them to get exactly what you want.This book is dedicated to the mastery of all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is your imagination and passion. Everything that has ever existed and will ever exist sits waiting for you simply to love it enough to make it materialize. So often people fail at the art of manifesting because they do not FEEL true passion for what they want. They think they want it, but if they did their would be a love and spark that ignited the frequency to pull it in.Artist Spotlight - Sean Elliot | @seanelliot
September 11, 2018 12:00 AM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Sean Elliot.
Sean Elliot (Baton Rouge,LA) is one of last of a dying breed when it comes to that authentic Down South playalistic music. Fans of UGK, Big Mike, Eightball & MJG, Scarface, and other classic Southern artists will thoroughly enjoy Sean's Music .Artist Spotlight - Reej Bawstun | @ReejBawstun
September 09, 2018 07:49 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Reej Bawstun.
Tarig "Reej Bawstun" Augustin was born on September 15, 1993 in Boston, MA. After losing his mother to medical malpractice in 2000, he began living with his Great - Grandmother who resided in Douglasville, Ga. Consequently, he met childhood friends, XL & Osheà. Reej started making music occasionally for fun in 2008, but it wasn't until he lost his brother to suicide in January of 2014 that Bawstun started taking his music career seriously. Bawstun passionately utilizes his music is to eliminate suicidal thoughts; every song he releases exudes positive vibes and promotes happiness. He has recently been working heavily with producer XL, who produced Future's " Inside The Mattress " and Migos' " T-Shirt " XL executive produced Bawstun's debut EP " Something Amazing ", which is home to amazing singles, "Planes", "Saucy" & " Good Mornin' Stay tuned for Bawstun's inevitably phenomenal career!Artist Spotlight - Breeze Mantana | @BreezeMantana
September 06, 2018 09:32 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Breeze Mantana.
Breeze Mantana Was born in Yonkers,NY and raised in Mt. Vernon After His Mother met the father of his younger brother . At age 9 as a quiet Kid, he started writing raps aside from his main niche which was art, being inspired by two but very important things that made music catch his interest . One being a trip to legendary producer, Pete Rock's house, a Mt. Vernon native . The secondary being four christmas gifts, Big Pun's "Capital Punishment, Fat Joe's "Don Cartegena", Camron's "Confessions of Fire", and DJ Clue's "The Professional part 1". He then started to read the dictionary to build his vocabulary, never once revealing himself, till he knew he could outrhyme anyone. in 2005 he met up with Sha from Enta Da Dorm, spitting a 16 over the phone, which later became "Check Please" on the "914" mixtape ".With 914 the mixtape dropping in the summer of 06', and spreading around the tri-state, he than dropped "If I Was Signed To Star Trak" in February 07. The mixtape did well, garnering a buzz through a lot of street promotion , he than prepped for the release for his mix- album, "You Only Live 2Wice" which debut in December 2010. The project was an in depth look into the deceptive and tempting allures of the street, on all levels, personal to general. Now Coming Off An 18 month bid from September 2011 He's now Gearing Up For The Release Of His Forthcoming Album " American Greed: The Sweetest Revenge"
September 02, 2018 07:59 PM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Veronika River.
Veronika River is influenced by the music and vocal styles of Sia, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Tove Lo. Ms. River combines pop, electropop, dance, EDM, along with a touch of blues/R&B to create a hybrid of musical genres. She is originally from Birmingham, AL, and studied music at Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School. Veronika currently calls Los Angeles her home.Artist Spotlight - Boneface | @Bonefaceink
August 26, 2018 11:46 AM PDT
In this episode, we politick with Boneface.
Words best-fitted in describing the personal and lyrical journey of Anwon The Boneface Johnson. Born November 7, 1982, The Boneface grew up in Pensacolas infamous Escambia Arms Projects (aka 3/2 or EA) with the rest of his mothers ten children. His tough-as-nails upbringing and his baptism by fire at an early age helped him build inner character that would help him overcome many hurdles later on. We were packed in the house like sardines. We had an oven for a heater. My moms and pops ran the streets, he recalls. We basically raised ourselves. It felt like it just made us stronger. His never-give-up mentality allowed him to become the first of his siblings to actually graduate high school within four years. Never trying to shake his harsh past, but always trying to build a bigger and better future for himself, he used his schoolhouse intellect to cultivate his lyrical hobby. Initially going by the name Venile, he embarked on a journey with no idea of where it would take him.He was awarded a basketball scholarship to a small community college in Selma, Alabama and did his best to focus on his athleticism as his road to success. But due to financial reasons, he had to go back home to Pensacola. He began hustling And not just drugs and paraphernalia, he realized he had several talents and used every single one of them to make ends meet. He was the tattoo man, the let me get a fade man, and the come get on this track widely known brother in the streets. Then one day, unsuspectingly, he got a call from Roy Jones Jr. Roy called and asked me if I wanted to go to the Source Awards. I said, Hell yeah! I felt like it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Roy called a meeting introduced me to everybody and asked if I wanted to be part of the family, as The Boneface thinks back on it.What shouldve been the greatest time of his life quickly turned into his worst when federal agents arrested The Boneface for drug trafficking not too long after he signed his contract.
Luckily, the judge saw his potential and only gave him three years probation, which the father of two admits taught him a valuable lesson. He began to really focus. With BodyHead putting most of their concentration on their headlining artists, The Boneface noticed he had lot of freedom with the label. He began working on his first official mixtape 100% Grind.With the buzz his music was getting and with BodyHead no longer putting energy into the label, The Boneface started his own indie label to push himself and a few talented others. He named his label Free Agent Musik. Several mixtapes and albums later, The Boneface has a robust following of fans. Although most of his fans are residents of the Panhandle area, rest assured his music is enjoyed by those from all over the U.S. His tattoo parlor which services young military recruits has been a successful vehicle in getting his music out to be heard by the masses.Fans appreciate the lyrical ability coupled with his ability to relate. The ups and down in his life translate to stylistic variety in his lyrical genius. Hes responsible for songs like Outside, aggressive street anthems that get the club rowdy. Songs like Slow it Down, doggish sex songs that get even the most innocent of ladies to move their hips. Club dance, hard circumstance, and even romance His latest hit High Heel Shoes ft. AJ gets passionate about his love for music. Always real and genuine in the lyrics spoke, theres something in his repertoire for everyone. The Boneface is a harmonious coexistence of good and evil. He uses his demeanor to relate, teach, and just plain show the people a good time.Artist Spotlight - Sir Daniel | @SirDanielsd
August 24, 2018 07:49 PM PDT
In this episode, we politick with Sir Daniel.
Residing in Sunny San Diego, Sir Daniel is inspired by the westcoast lifestyle of beaches, microbreweries and the chill vibes. Influenced by some of the greatest musicians in town, Sir Daniel produces all his beats in his home studio which he calls “DEL SOL RECORDS.” Find his music and merch on SIRDANIELSD.Bigcartel.com.Artist Spotlight - Nate B | @listen2nateb
August 19, 2018 09:08 AM PDT
In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Nate B.
This Indianapolis emcee is a craftsman with an unpredictable delivery. Nate B is a syllable-juggling lyricist mixing clever wordplay with a passionate, thought provoking approach. From the piercing stabs of "Conspiracy" to the fun of the energetic "Gimmee", Mr. Burner shows versatility with multiple flows throughout his newest release Thee Hobby.
Enjoy, Stream & Download Thee Hobby by Nate B on your favorite digital streaming site. The Green Album & What's Good?!? the Mixtape available on https://listen2nateb.bandcamp.com/
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Founded in 2008, by Chris “Po” Porter, Po Politickin is a “hip hop meets psychology brand,” designed to give talented artists more exposure. Po Politickin accomplishes this through a global presence, which includes an online radio show, blog, and an online mixtape series. Focused on helping artists, no profits, authors, and others reach the masses, it’s a home for everything worth being discussed. “Po Politickin is deeper than music”, says Porter. “We view Po Politickin as a hip hop motivational brand. Our goals is for Po Politickin to help further the hip hop culture and educate our radio show’s listeners with content that is both entertaining and valuable. In every show, I attempt to leave at least one piece of knowledge that the listener could digest and use in their daily lives.” Nominated for best podcast series by The Black Weblog Awards, Po Politickin reaches listeners all over the United States, including California, Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, New York; their reach has also extended overseas in place like London and Netherlands. Having interviewed/featured well over a 150 guest, notable music related interviews include; MC Lyte, Dead Prez, Yo Gotti, Teedra Moses, Curren$y, Project Pat, B.G., Stat Quo, Glasses Malone, and Jody Breeze. Other non-music related notables include porn stars Sara Jay, Nina Mercedez, and Kelly Divine; and comedians Shang and Michael Coylar.
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