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In his world there are sounds: blues, hip-hop housed on harmonic bliss, Lennon, Hendrix’s flaming guitar sprouting revolutions in his soul. Growing up he felt strange. And like most outcasts, he ran to the only savior he knew: music. “I was an only child,” Spree Wilson says.  “So I kind of built this fantasy world around myself. I would just get lost in the music I loved.” And the music seemed to have gotten lost in Spree Wilson – the 26-year-old writer, producer, rapper, and musician – whose been heralded by fans, stars and critics as one of the most important up-and-coming artists of this decade. It was his unique fusion of soul, rock, and hip-hop with a 60s pop feel clustered in modern funk that caught the ears of everyone from music sensation Jay Electronica, to musical visionary Dallas Austin and legendary beat-maker and mentor to Kanye West, No I.D. Read the rest of this entry »


This show was definitely a hot one and we are so proud of how the movement is growing and how awesome every performance was! A special night for sure. Special thanks to Q-tip, Vashtie Kola, Jacob and Paul Parris from Vinnie’s Styles in Brooklyn, GFC New York, and reps from Sony, Jive, Def Jam, Warner Bros, Kingpin Group and more for attending. VERY special thanks to Crack Distributors Radio (CDR) for covering the show and providing us with this awesome video 🙂

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When the times get tough, the tough gets’it going. Hailing from Massillon, a small-town in the blue-collar state of Ohio. The value of hard work and determination is what’s instilled in a young Kyle Myricks. Read the rest of this entry »


Warner Bros. Records recording artist Shanelle Brown’s career began with a leap of faith. At just 20 years-old, Shanelle, whose mother and father are both pastors, left her home in Baltimore and moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in the arts. Although her parents didn’t support her goal to become a professional singer, Shanelle was determined to realize her dream. Now, with her first single “Wonderland” spinning on radio across the country, Shanelle is confident she’s made all the right moves.

In 2004, Shanelle Brown packed up her life in Maryland and moved just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Although she was raised in the church, Shanelle never sang in any choir. The only experience she had singing before moving to Atlanta was hanging out on Baltimore’s Federal Hill as a teenager, where kids would meet up for impromptu freestyle sessions. Read the rest of this entry »


In a search to bring back the essence of true Atlanta musicianship, Dreamer, The Love Crusader, Tuki and Stago Lee, collectively known as Hollyweerd lead you into a land where rejects and weirdos reign supreme. Joining the new hip-hop movement of internet phenomenons, Hollyweerd has garnered much attention from their ability to create innovative tunes for their eclectic fans online. Brought together by what some might consider divine intervention, these four individuals have a niche for creative lyrics and music that defies the norms of hip-hop. Through songs such as “Weerdo” and “Go hard or Go Home”, Hollyweerd grants listeners a sample of the limitless state of mind they adhere to when it comes to not only the music scene, but life as well. Read the rest of this entry »