"THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS ARE A PART OF THE HOOD AND ASSOCIATES FAMILY, BE IT MAINSTREAM WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION, OR A PART OF ONE OF OUR SO FAR 10 COMPILATION RELEASES "UNDISCOVERED GOLD". THE LABEL IS PROUD OF OUR OVER 130 ARTISTS AND SEE'S A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR THEM HERE AT THE LABEL. MAINSTREAM DISTRIBUTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR A CAREER IN MUSIC, WITHOUT IT YOU JUST HAVE A FUN HOBBY" - DITCH LABEL PRESIDENT
“The Band of the Hawk, the mercenary company known as DEF on the battlefield, are a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions; if he had been raised in Houston’s Fifth Ward worshiping 90’s hood flicks more than kungfu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze. These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks’ penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition. The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, Yeaux Majesty, Houey Freeman, P.Ey3, Spear Chukka, DJ Mastermind and Whoa Vada – succeeds in meeting the audience’s current expectation from a hip-hop group. Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack. Whether Noah raps or produces, or Yeaux spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable gumbo that is the Band of the Hawk ”
Ahmedy, aka Ahmedy Baby has been the most underrated artist in Buffalo New York. From features with Def Jam’s Mark Battles & Brittani Jenae, to an entire EP produced by Detroit’s producer Heullva. At 24 years young, started recording at age 10, this Arab American artist keeps pushing the envelope for hip hop culture & his own culture. Most known for his classic records, “It Was All A Dream” & “Have That”. Towards the end of the summer of 2020, Ahmedy has released 3 new singles.“Summertime” , “One Of Ours”, and “D.M.T” which was featured on Fat Joe’s mixtape “The Making of a Don” (Vol. 5).
Abraham Marks III aka Mista A.B was born in Houston Tx and raised in a small city Known as Baytown Tx, he started his craft as an artist he spent the last ten years shaping and sculpting and perfecting his craft, he is passionate about music and know what he’s capable of bringing to the table as an artist
7Spiritz is the newest addition to the Hood and Associates Record Label, first ever artist/producer to be signed out of New Zealand. He has a unique style and a different feel from what you already know primarily influenced by his upbringing. He is of an African decent and that shows a lot in his music. Inspired a lot by the Jamaican music scene (dancehall and ragga) as well as the 90s to the recent HipHop. He already got features with the likes of Kevin Posey from Oklahoma and Chozxn from Minneapolis and more from New Zealand and Australia. Be sure to keep an eye on him as he is surely the next big thing.
LIL K4HUNA is a Hawaiian rap artist from Newnan, Georgia. He’s been tracking, mixing, and mastering songs since 2017. Being a musical creator has been his passion his whole life, and he’s steadily working on growing his music and his skill set. He makes the most melancholy tracks to the most aggressive, there is no end to the musical spectrum of his creation. Part of his message is moving away from large conglomerates and moving back towards what makes a good song a good song.
Putting Canada on the map in a big way, Grizzy Wynter is always coming back with new powerhouse content. Born to Jamaican parents, Grizzy Wynter grew up listening to Reggae at an early age. His childhood consisted of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, this eventually grew into Grizzy Wynter using music as an outlet.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Brennen strives to create music that speaks to the audience. He believes through music, he can challenge listeners to think critically about their actions in the real world.
Brennen’s music projects real world hardships, determination and self reliance to overcome obstacles.
Brennen has experience in many different genres of music such as; Funk, Rock, Jazz, HipHop, Blues etc. He believes in order to succeed in this business, you must familiarize yourself with all genres of music and implement them in your own craft to create something unique.
THEODORE O. ROOKS III B.K.A “TED LOW” WAS BORN JUNE 13TH 1986 IN OXNARD,CA. HE STARTED RAPPING AT THE AGE OF 13TH, AN FORMED THE GROUP CALLED “YMC”(YOUNG MONEY CLIQUE); WHICH LATER LINKED UP WITH OTHER GROUPS TO FORM “Y.S.G”(YOUNG STREET GANGSTAS). AFTER Y.S.G SPLIT UP TO PURSUE SOLO
CAREERS, HE LINKED WITH OCK SOPRANO AND A.R TO FORM THE GROUP CALLED “B.D.B”(BOUT DEY BUSINESS). AFTER A.R. LEFT THE GROUP, OCK&LOW WOULD GO
ON TO RELEASE MULTIPLE PROJECTS AND PERFORM THROUGHOUT OUT THE EAST COAST.
Raw raps for the people - From the shadows he came, leaving only death in his wake. Hell was his beginning, Denver is his home, and music shall be his salvation. There shall be no gimmicks. There shall be no games. Only Hip Hop in its purest form. There is no room here for the weak and feeble minded, for this is that hardcore smack you in the face music. Ladies and Gentlemen. I present to you. The devil inside the microphone. The dark between the light. This is… Savage Axe
Orion Keefe Antrobus was born October 18th, 1990 and is professionally Known As Varain Beatz. He
was Born In the Brooklyn borough of New York City and was raised in The East New York Neighborhood.
He began to listen to music at the early age of 6 yrs old,his mother kept a big Crate Of CDs, and one of the
first records that he pulled was JAY-Z’s Single CD “Dead President”. From then is when
he Wanted to know how music Was Made,At 17 years Old, Varain attended George Westinghouse Voc High.
Fifimarz the newest artist from Brooklyn stepping in the scene. She been listening to all types of genre music. Fifimarz sing pop music, R&B, Edm, house music artist she also spit fire and freestyle a little Rap on the side. She always testing the waters. She thanks her parents
And her brother for playing their(Haitian) roots music and music She grew up listening in this world.
She wants her music to touch people heart and perform on major platforms. Thank you Hood and Talent.
DON CHE "My music is my bio! Pay attention"
Jianetti “Music is interpretive. Every artist creates music with what they see and feel, and we all don’t see and feel the same thing.”
Throughout his musical career, he has performed in several cities and states but it all started for him in Taylor, Michigan where he was born and raised. He raps, sings, beatboxes and plays the piano, and he plans to learn more musical outlets as he continues to progress as an artist. He’s a passionate person and music has always been the outlet for him to express himself.
Through the anger and happiness, the struggles and successes, music has always been there to help him put these moments into words. The more he performed, the more he noticed along the way that people shared the same love for music, and he found a new motivation to do this for others just as much as he does it for himself and his family. So through your ups and your downs, know that you’re not alone.
His Agenda: Performing, Networking and Growing. “My music would not be what it is today without my supporters: family, friends and fans alike.”
$kutta $kutta is a hot new artist coming out of Wilmington NC / LA.County. His unique sound and flows are what makes him different. He always loved to listen to music but never thought about making it himself until about a year ago when he began to take it serious. He just dropped his first single “What you Mean “ out now on all platforms , he has big plans and goals for this upcoming year of 2021.
T. Davis is an hot new artist coming from Bakersfield, Ca. His background is the Jerkin Movement followed up by his own, the T. Davis. His first performance was with Los Angeles hip hop star, YG. That is when T. Davis knew that the music industry was meant for him. T. Davis loves performing and getting involved with the audience. With his warm personality its hard not to listen to what the FlightBoy has to say in his music. He is a Quadruple threat with Playing The Drums ,rapping, singing and dancing. Something the entertainment industry is lacking Quote from T. Davis, “I want to change the game of music for the culture today. I want to make music that will appear to a vast audience, not just a particular style or sound.”
Manu Francois is New Zealand's premier Experimental/Pop/Rap artist. His works are varied and soulful, from intelligent and gripping raps to soaring and worldly vocals over both electronic and acoustic music. Fusions and collaborations, the intense and the serene. Blessed love enjoying the music of Manu Francois.
Dom Sheldon is a unique up and coming Hip-Hop artist from Brooklyn, New York. With a deep understanding of musicality, he is consistently delivering lyrical quality over hard-hitting and soulful production. In the summer of 2013, he released his first solo project called "First Take". First Take was a DatPiff exclusive and had over 60K views and 24K downloads. Dom Sheldon has performed across the country in Florida, New York, Colorado and more.
An artist with versatility and depth and the capability to make hit singles with multitudes of deliveries – Dom Sheldon gives each song an original sound. Dom Sheldon has collaborated many artists and producers ranging from Fat Joe, Jadakiss, The Game, Cool & Dre, and more. His goal is to send a message through his music and bring a unique balance of lyrical depth and head-nodding rhythm.
Big SilenCA is a LA based West Coast recording & performance artist since the age of 18. His lyricism is admired by his peers earning him the 2012 SouthBay Best New Hip Hop Artist award presented to him by Jayo Felony’s Loco Entertainment group. He independently sold 20,000 copies of his debut album “Independent Gold”.
Big SilenCA created his “West Coast We Active” clothing line. He sported his clothing line in his music videos (“I’m High” (featuring Slip Capone & Cyzer Loks) “I Don’t Hear What You’re Talkin’ About”) & while rockin stages.
Big SilenCA has performed on over 100 big stages alongside Nipsey Hussle, YG, All 5 members of Bone Thugs & Harmony, Suga Free, Baby Bash, Fat Joe, Redman, Dogg Pound Daz & Kurupt. The big stages are not a problem for Big SilenCA he embraces it with excellence.
In 2019, he released the single titled “Dead Soldier” on all music platforms. The music video was filmed in Los Angeles, CA by cinematographer DoubleDee is released exclusively on Latin Beast TV.
On September 25, 2019 Big SilenCA released his 6th album titled “Real Rap (Tha RR album). Album is available on all major music platforms including ITunes, YouTube, Google Play, Spotify etc.
In February 2020 Big SilenCA released his single titled “Chuuuch”. Music video was released exclusively on Latin Beast TV
Mytrix is from Polk County, florida.
He got into music around 2011 and began his musical journey as a drummer for multiple metal bands.
He got into making heavy hip hop/alternative type beats in 2016. And in 2018 he started writing his own music. He soon discovered he was able to make all types of music in different genres and he’s continuing that path to this very day. He has an incredible passion for music and it shows in all his music.
Victor Garcia Aka Spookout. Born May 12, 1988. A bull. Army retired. Special ops. Audio Engineer, Rapper, DJ, Beat Maker. Loves all sports, especially soccer. You can find him in the studio all day and never gives up. Making music. Will get to the money and win a grammy. Favorite Quote “ I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself, A frozen bird will fall frozen dead from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself. By D.H. Lawrence
NewAge a Hip Hip Trio by Kevie Rimes from Fresno california. In 2018 he started NewAge Productions. The group has two other main members Robert York And Chris Skinner Aka Rob Dogg and C-So. NewAge did it cause they have their own story.
Introducing amazing new artist, song-writer and C.E.O., 88 LO. He is far from your average rapper. He wears many hats in this industry. Not only is he a triple-threat (raps, produces and sings) he is also C.E.O. of his own label, 88 MUSIC GROUP, LLC. The innate ability he possesses to think beyond his circumstances and his fierce determination to win put him ahead of the curve
Born JamalMcLean in Spanish Town aka “Hangman Town” in Jamaica, West Indies, he came to the United States at the age of 15 years old where he lived in the Bronx, N.Y. His neighborhood was plagued with drugs, crime and gangs, very much like Kingston. He quickly fell in with the wrong crowd and eventually found himself incarcerated and facing 25 years to life. At that moment LO decided he needed to change the direction his life was headed in. He got on his knees and prayed to God with all his might for forgiveness and promised to walk a straight path. His prayers were answered, he was found not guilty and released. Now it was time to make good on the promises he made to God.
LO transitioned from the street life to an artist and businessman with the help of his longtime friend and mentor Pras of The Fugees. “Pras is the big bro. He keeps me inspired and guides me as an artist. He has been so successful and has so much knowledge about the music industry. He keeps me on point.”
LO began investing his time, money and full energy into studio sessions and creating his label. He and his friends had started their own group called 88. Each member had a different skill and talent to contribute to the group. Some sang, others rapped and/or made beats. In 2017, 88 LO, 88 GOLDIE, 88 CedDean and 88 K-Dogg released their first track, “TrapHouse” with a visual for YouTube. It received close to 500 views! This was just the beginning…
His hard work payed off when DJ K-SLAY caught wind of the single, “TrapHouse“. He was quite impressed with the song, in particular, 88 LO’s verse. He reached out to LO and they began to build a working relationship. In late summer 2018 LO released his first solo single, “Betrayed“, to rave reviews! To date, the video has garnered over 30, 000 views on YouTube. Six months later he dropped his first official project, “Millionaire Dreams Billionaire Nightmares” mixtape hosted by, none other than, DJ K-SLAY. Lead by the blazing hot single, “Spray It” ft. Dave East, It is quickly becoming a certified street classic!
Compton’s very own J-Familiar aka Jaray the underground King of the grind, hard work and dedication. Over two decades of consistency through ups and downs, turn arounds, fails and re-try again. Get Familiar with J.
His music speaks for itself when you really listen to it, coming from a town where you’re looked down on for being a rapper, ACE stands up for what he believes in. Mcbain, Mi made him into the rapper he is, with out having any other rap influences around him. He’s just trying to prove you don’t need the approval from anyone but yourself to get to where you want to be. His flow is so much different from anything else you’ve heard, ACEDit100 is something else, something rare.
Shaka banton artist song writer born in texas raised in new york. Shaka’s music is featured on over 60 mixtapes with dj young cee. Shaka’s music can be found here amazon,tidal,apple music itunes and shakabanton.com spotify and in 49 countries and 537 cities around the world.Shaka says music saved his life it gave him an open door out from the oppression in his environment.There is no doubt that this recording artist will be a house hold name because shaka says his music is not a dream but a reality.Shaka has been along side some of the top artist in the industry on mixtapes,lil wayne 50 cent keavin gates young buck lloyd banks mr rivers future to name a few,datpiff.com.Follow shaka banton on twitter instagram facebook iheartradio for all the latest info and new music.
LEAVING EMERALD CITY is an award-winning, singer/songwriter Isaiah Gleason has been a Seattle-area mainstay for over 12 years. He has left an impression on a legion of devoted fans that have been inspired by his amazing voice as well as his masterfully crafted songs. His range, as a performer, is nearly limitless. In Isaiah’s hands, an acoustic guitar becomes an integral part of a well told story that is sure to entertain any crowd.
Armed with loads of new material to complement his new Single and an amped live performance, Isaiah secures his spot as one of the top singer songwriter’s hailing from Seattle
Isaiah garnered accolades in 2014 with his former band Riverbend by winning a local radio KZOK contest for “Best Local Band,” and were also finalists in local television KING 5 “Best of Western Washington” five times in a row. He has fast become fan favorites in the Seattle/Everett area having shared the stage with the likes of The Presidents of the United States, Spike and The Impalers, Live, Brandie Carlile Alice in Chains and Daughtry.
DJ Red Riley is a product of Baton Rouge, La AKA Jigga City. He’s had a passion for music every since he first heard his brother rap. When his brother passed away unexpectedly that’s when he decided to focus more on music as a way to honor his brother’s memory. Putting on for the culture, making timeless music, motivate others to follow their dreams, and honoring his brother are his goals for his music. If you believe it then you can conceive it. Follow him on social media: @DJREDRILEY
IKE is a highly talented and motivated artist from Ohio. He is very excited to release new music via his just inked deal with Hood And Associates . 2019 Looks to be a very promising year for IKE as he moves to expand his fan base via this new deal.
Paradise is a young artist from the Bay Area specifically Oakland, CA. A single father With a blessed valuable talent harmonizing and creating fun music. Paradise Isn’t just a name , its a lifestyle that everyone creates within themselves on the idea of what your own paradise would be on earth. The peace, and enjoyment of success and the love of the finer thing’s. Paradise is also in connection with his family; cousin ,boxer Devin Haney , from sho time TV boxing. The artist Is Currently working on big projects for the upcoming years and is always staying ahead of the game.
Electric Hound is an American hard rock band from Hesperia, CA formed in 2015. Members consist of brothers’ Ted Cendejas on lead vocals and bass guitar, George Cendejas on lead guitar and Billy Cendejas on drums.
In September 2016, the rock n’ roll power trio won a coveted spot on the Hair Nation Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater after being judged by Lita Ford, Tracii Guns, Brent Woods, Jay Ruston and Eddie Trunk at the Battle For Hair Nation event held at Whisky A Go Go. Electric Hound has supported L.A. Guns, Jack Russell’s Great White, BulletBoys and Bang Tango to name a few.
On May 18, 2018 the band released their debut EP Shoot To Thrillwhich features three songs, “Pick Your Poison”, “Six Guns”, and “Shoot To Thrill”.
23 Year Old Newport, Arkansas rapper Kinfolk Fross Signs a distribution deal with “Hood Associates In Grooves Kinfolk Fross is working on a new project named “I Am The GOAT” that’s releasing sometime in 2019. Earlier this year on New Year’s Day Kinfolk dropped his solo EP “Eyes On The Prize” which you find on all Major platforms such as Spotify, ITunes, Google Play Store, IHeartRadio, Tidal, Shazam & More.
Rapper Kinfolk Fross said he’s still in the trenches/struggle trying make my way out by doing what he do best. Grinding hard and working a’lot, always staying consistence every day.”
“He says It’s hard out here in this cold world and he is way too talented. So he put his lyrics to use in his music because he has so many stories to tell. Rapper Kinfolk Fross started making music at the age of 8. Watching his big brother Jermaine freestyle a’lot as a child made him want to start so he ran with it from there. Kinfolk has been making music for 15 years and never gave up and now its starting to pay off for him.
Be on the lookout for his new project ” I Am The GOAT ” along with a couple singles called “Boss Up & Count Me Out & he has a new visual coming out for the holidays named “Lil Christmas Sleigh” presented by FOA.
Jaes is Artist from Richmond California Aka RealRichmond Rich City, RichLand what ever you want to call it a city that’s in in the middle of the Bay Area where most of the solid come from, where the real are generated from that’s what really got him into music.
BMeier, also known as BMeierThaProducer by his music, is a producer/recording artist from Southwest Canada. Grew up in the Medicine Hat area of Alberta. A signature sound composed in a variety of styles, that brings soulful and funky vibes with unique rhythms. Working at his craft for 8 years and counting. Be on the look out for up and coming releases from the musician on all major digital stores. Distribution provided by Hood and Associates
Big Omeezy is E40‘s permanent onstage hype man for over 20 plus years. Omeezy has worked with Hood And Associates on several projects including with Lil Nate Dogg on “Oweee”, and “Go”. He also did a Notorious Big EDM revamp version of “Juicy” in which a music video was also released.
Chainflower is powerhouse rock from LA feat. guitarist Kelly Wheeler, bassist Eliot Lorango (Dorothy), drummer Brandon Pertzborn (Ho99o9) and Orly Lari (Early Rise). Wheeler worked w/ many industry stars including Jane’s Addiction, Guns N’ Roses and Tool. Chainflower released their acclaimed debut EP w/ Stone Temple Pilots engineer Doug Grean. They are currently working with renowned producers Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect) and Sean Gould (Hollywood Undead). Chainflower is a modern cocktail of Led Zeppelin, FlyLeaf, QOTSA, Iggy Pop, The Pretty Reckless. A Hood & Associates artist for the Undiscovered Gold Volume 7 album.
2 Doses ,originally from Merced,Ca comes with a loud , fast paced, energetic flow with tactical punchlines on intricate beats. His Album “Tha Over-Dose” is available now everywhere music is digitally sold or streamed . This Chicano rapper “Plays For Keeps” with his hit single raking in over a million views on worldstar . Be on the look for more music to come from the Central California Kid. A Hood & Associates
Tone Capone Is from Dayton, Ohio. He had lived and loved music since he was a young 9 years old. After spending time free-styling for his family and friends, he decided to record his music. All his songs he says are a “gift from God” . Grinding hard putting on for his city has so far gained him 6 million plays on SoundCloud.
Rev Lane is a producer and writer from Los Angeles, CA. He is pursuing a career in music and is going to school for it. Listen to “Swirl [Remix]” now!
Len From Da Lane got into music in an odd way. Len Stated ” Someone broke into my house, and since I didn’t know who did it, I wrote a rap about it addressing the situation”. He never found out who broke in his house, but his passion for music was born. Originally known as just Len when he started out. Len Stated” I lived down the bayou on a lane. Its not a road or street, but a lane. So one day when I was rapping I said this “Lil Len from da lane ” and the name stuck. Raised in a small town known as Donaldsonville, Len became the talk of the town with his reality raps. Len soon caught the attention of a local label there Do It Big Entertainment. Together they released his debut album ” Reality Club”. The success of the album found Len taking calls with Capital Records. After the deal fell through Len found himself back on the indie scene, ready to give the world that “Reality Club”.
Sharkk Wit 2k’s was born into the music scene in New Jersey and has been rapping since the age of 19. He takes time with his songs and looks forward to being a Collab artist with Hood And Associates
Lil D also know as guadalupe aaron douglas was born in oklahoma city oklahoma and first started creating beats in 2004 as a producer and then he then became the first person in his family to start his own business and then it took off from their as his own credibility and then from their he started to work on his first album or ep and then he started to purchase beats and by the time he was 25 he had his own microphone to help with creating his own music in his house and then also make music that he loves to create.
Is a NYC artist from the Bronx, his unique rap style paints vivid mental pictures for his listeners.
writing poems since the age of 11. Music has always been and continues to be her therapy, outlet, how she copes with everything. Her music comes straight from her heart and soul! Being creative and able to write songs is a gift from God so she loves making songs giving all glory to the one who blessed her with this talent! Through ups and downs it has always helped her to keep her sanity and stay positive. She had a surgery 3 months ago which she made a song to called “Your Peace” (single) which is also available everywhere. Her latest (single) “Run Up” also available everywhere. After surviving her surgery where she had three blood transfusion just to make it out she feels so blessed to continue to do what she loves to do. She lost her bro and uncle within the last year and a half so she feels like she has to go ten times harder for them. They both were very talented artists as well. Life is too short to not do what you love music is her passion, her life, her favorite hobby! She loves how music can touch you like no other, change your mood, and lift your spirits up that is power! Music is her pain killer.
Recording Artist, performer and songwriter, Hip Hop’s Sir Blacc broke through in 2017 when his hit single, TONIGHT reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts. An impressive showing for the Banning, California based phenom. Sir Blacc says, “It’s ironic and crazy that Tonight reached #7 on the Billboard Charts because that’s always been my number growing up as an athlete playing Football and basketball.”
The Inland Empire, California based Sir Blacc continues his push toward superstardom. He’s performed live with Snoop, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40, Kurupt and other notable Hip Hop royalty. His association as the face of Eno09ch Clothing Apparel demonstrates the artist’s ability to seamlessly cross from music into fashion making him a multiple threat. Watch “Eno09ch SWEET 16 [LONG VERSION]” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/238666225?ref=em-v-share. In 2018, Sir Blacc’s drive and determination will surely culminate in yet another chart-topping track. Sir Blacc is a unique artist from Flight 951 and Parlay Entertainment Group
Lil’ Angel (Angel Castaneda) was born and raised in El Centro, CA. He’s had a passion for music at the age of 6 when he first heard “Keep Ya Head Up” by Tupac Shakur. Started off writing poetry and now putting his words onto music. Putting his hometown on the map and making his passion into his profession are his main goals.
Raekwon,21,repping Fayetteville North Carolina and Norfolk va and goes by Cheat.Code.Kwon. This name was given to him by some friends because in the name He found cheat codes to everything sometimes on accident but now he wants to see if He can cheat Code his way to the top, sending nothing but chill vibes .
Blizzyb, also known as “Green Eyez”, is an MC and model that hails from the Islands of Cape Cod. With Native American and Cape Verdean blood running through him, Blizzyb rhymes with the force of his ancestors but also a smooth coolness that is bred from being a of Native of the Cape Cod Islands in Massachusetts. While perfecting his craft mostly on local circuits and mixtapes for the past few years in California and Massachusetts, Blizzyb is a lyricist who is just as adept at dropping a fire verse off the top of his head as he is at portraying a vivid story that is all his own and rooted in authenticity. http://instagram.com/blizz27
Mississippi born producer and Clarksdale native D’Asti Rogue uses his special blend of rhythm and blues along with punchy bass lines and modular futuristic hip hop anotations that accent the merging of hip hop’s culture along with a soul, pop, and rock vibe to compliment the recipe for the perfect soundtrack. Let’s not forget heavy metal! Born Damien Stone in Clarksdale, MS his stage name is derived from the after effects of listening to those groovy instrumentals telling their own story while leaving one feeling naturally intoxicated by the one who is known to punish the 808’s while directing a symphony of emotion for each melody. Through his Grandmother’s and Grandfather’s encouragement, giving up on the plan to make his music dream become a reality is not an option. With that encouragement young D’Asti used the gifts in music acquired from years of childhood music influences from both grandparents to remain consistent and embark on a journey unparalleled to the masses.
Born as Nana, in Port Au Prince Haiti, The Real Lady Don had to learn how to have faith in God at a young age. Surrounded by disease poverty and hopelessness, God made his existence known to her at a young age regardless of the evils and destruction that she was surrounded by.
“I say my greatest passage that has helped me in my life to survive and Dark Places is Plasm 23 verse 4: Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me. The love and word as well as the power of God has had the most influence in my life. “ says The Real Lady Don of her hardship
“As a young girl I use to gather at the church alter to sing in front of the congregation. The presence of God in my life has blessed me and gifted me with many talents causing me to want to express myself through ART writing, cooking as well as other organizational details. “
The Real Lady Don’s dream is to use her talents to build a church for the wild, remind people of the goodness of God and most of all maybe help direct some of her people back to the light for, as she says, “this life can sometimes be so dark”.
She is Hoping that her music and her prayers can spring life into those that have ears to listen. The real Lady Don can be found on social media via the following links:
TheRealLadyDon@Instagram.com TheRealLadyDon@Flipagram.com Ri-RiCastro@Facebook.com
Bryon was raised on a large farm in southeastern Minnesota. At an early age he became interested in art and enjoys painting, metal sculpture and many other forms of art. He is a professional photographer shooting landscapes and macros and has one photo book published. He is also a musician and works with ambient sound textures using guitars and synthesizers and effects pedals. He says he can hear it and see and feel it everywhere.