Clay James and Pimp Sweet Tooth aka ‘Southern Playas’ have been making noise on the Atlanta indie scene for quite some time.
You may have first heard about the duo performing and making a name for themselves at Department Store on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta. A lot of other people’s first encounter with the group was when they toured the country opening for hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg or their memorable performances at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. If you’re a new comer to the movement you should definitely catch up on their music and check out “Southern Playas Vol.1 and 2” which is available on all digital streaming platforms. Volume 3 of the Southern Playas series will be releasing this fall on 300 Entertainment’s independent distribution arm ‘Sparta’. This is a highly anticipated release amongst their fans in Atlanta. Clay who first caught a buzz from being discovered by fellow Savannah native and ‘Outkast’ legend ‘Big Boi’ has been having a heck of solo run with a number of appearances on MTV and BET for his music videos as well as cameos in other peoples videos like hip hop legend Missy Elliot. While Pimp Sweet Tooth on the other hand has become a Tik Tok phenomenon gaining over 5 million views on the app in the past year. His poems and freestyles have been gaining the attention of lots of other influencers and celebrities; ultimately catapulting the South Carolina native to instant stardom. Outside of music, Clay James is also making his acting debut in the film “Out On A Lim” starring Tray Chaney and Jamal Woolard which is set to release later this year. Both these young men are also entrepreneurs and thriving business owners; Clay has a studio in Decatur called Sound Lynk and Sweet Tooth owns Playas Only Clothing which is gaining a big buzz in Atlanta. The group also have a new single releasing soon with DJ Funky and The Coalition DJs entitled “She A Hustla” produced by Zaytoven. Stay in tune with their movement by following them on social media:
Who is Michael Harbut?
Michael Harbut: Why should you work with this multi-talented artist? Michael Harbut is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and author, among other things. He has worked as an actor, movie producer, music video director and producer, celebrity booking agent, music industry adviser, public speaker, and entrepreneur. In the years between 2008 and 2022, he worked in shadows in the film, television, and music industries. He has collaborated with a wide array of people, including company owners, actors, actresses, musicians, entrepreneurs, brands, celebrities, investors, big record labels, independent record labels, production firms, producers, politicians, and directors. He also collaborated with NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, PGA, ATP, NASCAR, Boxing, and other elite sportsmen. He has experience working with a wide range of clients, including startups, Fortune 500 firms, tech startups, and more. Although he was born in Ohio, he spent his formative years in both his hometown and various locations across the Golden State. While he was growing up, he shuttled me back and forth between Compton and Oakland, California, and Dayton, Ohio. In Dayton, Ohio, he attended Meadowdale High School for one year (the ninth grade). When he was cut from the freshman basketball team, he decided to drop out of school. For this reason, he skipped the first two and a half years of high school and then enrolled at Belmont High School, where he played varsity basketball for a single year. After that, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) informed him that he could no longer play high school basketball under the Clair Muscaro OHSAA’s jurisdiction. So he moved away from Ohio to go to Redemption Christian Academy, a prep school in Troy, New York. His teammate Lamar Odom went on to win an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers and play for several more teams. He had to return to Ohio when his time at Redemption Christian Academy ended owing to commitments with his family there. Later, he completed his education at Belmont High School in Dayton, Ohio. He enrolled at Central State University and spent a year there after finishing high school. When he was done with his studies at Central State University, he transferred to Clark State Community College to play basketball and earn his Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education. He then attended Upper Iowa University, where he played college basketball and received a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. After finishing college, he stayed at Wells Fargo Financial through 2008. He left following the 2008 market and housing collapse. He then embarked on a journey of discovery, moving from place to place in search of work and a new identity. Later, he decided to start Bottom2thatop Entertainment which is a multi-entity company. He was the CEO and co-founder of Global Music Distribution, Music Royalty Financing, IAM Feeling Good CBD and Hemp Company, Hoops and Vacation, Authentic Digital Marketing, Jetsetters Booking Agency, Linked Management, Solar Energy ASAP, Bottom2thatop Records, Authentic Creative Marketing. Jetsetters Marketing & Management Group Worldwide TM, and a few more companies are all under his leadership and direction. Furthermore, he and his son Michael Anderson have published more than fifty children’s books and have plans to publish an autobiography in addition to a number of works of fiction, novels, and nonfiction. This man splits his time between the cities of Miami, California, and Las Vegas. Since he was 7 years old till he was 23 years old, he played basketball, and it is his favorite sport. He was a player at every level from the Amateur Athletic Union through High School to Prep School to College. It’s been a long time since he last picked up a basketball, and that was in college. His original goal in life was to become a professional basketball player for the NBA, but since that didn’t work out, he’s moved on to pursue other passions in the arts, including business, entertainment, and music. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with numerous companies, including Jordan Tower Films, Worldstarhiphop, Universal Music Group, Livenation, ICM, Willaim Morris, CAA, Def Jam Records, MMP, New Money Twinz, Artest Media Group, and more. He has faith in Allah, and he loves his mom, his kids, his family, his friends, his team, and his coworkers. His message is, “Never give up and always put Allah first.” What doesn’t destroy you makes you stronger, he adds. With Allah’s help and your own determination, you may accomplish anything. Keep your mind on the task at hand, and learn to appreciate yourself, your fellow man, and your existence. Stick to the established norms. Knowledge and love, in the name of Allah, are potent weapons.
Cee Armel releases “Cee The World 2”
Rapper Cee Armel; born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has been making significant strides in the International Music Scene since his 2017 move to the Far East.
His silky delivery, vivid lyricism as well as his unique ability to switch up his flow with ease are just some of the reasons fans gravitate to his sound. A member of the New Jersey based “Lets Roll Records” imprint since 2010, Ceez as he’s colloquially known, has adapted greatly to the ever changing sounds in music. Look for Cee Armel to continue to build on his already solid catalog with his 2022 project ” Cee The World 2″
“Cee The World 2” is a celebration of all of my wins (and losses) over the past 5 years. I personally feel I’ve gotten better with each previous release, but when I locked in and started crafting CTW2 I really put my stamp on it. I allowed myself the necessary time to perfect my sound as well as push some boundaries. I was way more selfish in studio sessions, picker with my beat selection, and I also challenged myself to not settle. I tried my best to bring the listener along for a first hand view into my mind as an artist. If I can say so myself, this is my best body of work. Tap In!!
Highly anticipated EP Lit SZN by Sumo Lit released August 8th 2022
Sumo Lit drops “Lit SZN” and brings you that party vibe and go hard music again and again. The single “Love It” has been making waves and breaking out in several regions and building up steam. The upcoming 2nd single “Again” is the follow up that is going to take “Lit SZN” over the top! As you make your way through the 7 song EP that you will keep on repeat.
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Texas artist 4 released his new ‘Tetrapohbia’ album on August 8th 2022
He locked himself in the gym and the studio with oohthizaezbeat
who helped elevate and channel 4 to where the industry should take notice! All in house production 4DHOUSE 4DATEAMTHO!!
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Bella Blaq gives the world a taste of her flavors with her new album
Bella Blaq is a hip hop artist from Blakely, GA who since the age of 14 knew that music was something that she wanted to take seriously. Developing her style over the years led her to stay focused, patient, determined and most of all consistent for 2 years where she finally released her album “Sweet Snacks” August 16th, 2022.
Sweet Snacks is a 16-track project that gives you flavor, reality, bounce, excitement, and surprises all mixed into one. When you think of Sweet Snacks you may assume everything has similar flavors all with one unique taste. Not Bella Blaq, with every song starting with her recipe Intro she gives you different surprises and something you truly need to hear.
Teaming up with Multi-Platinum producer Epikh pro she put together a great project. Lyrically giving you jewels, bars, great concepts, and most of all variety. This is while staying in line with her recipe theme throughout the project. Songs like Drowning, Bubble Gum, Whatever U Need, & Whoa show how great she is.
Bella Blaq is not playing any games and for us she is Grynd Certified, and with that said stream “Sweet Snacks“ on all digital platforms.
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Jaraiyia Alize’- Ready To Go (Official Trailer)
Go listen, and watch Jaraiyia Alize’ “Ready To Go” official trailer. The official music video drops soon. Jaraiyia Alize’ has fast become a hot topic for all music fans especially R&B and Hip-Hop fans. Today, the Danville, Illinois, native artist will release her “Ready To Go” official trailer. Ready To Go is her third project and first of 2022. Jaraiyia Alize’ has been approaching the R&B and hip-hop limelight for months, and now, it seems, she’s bathing in it. Jaraiyia Alize’ will soon be in the ranks of the fastest-rising up-and-coming artists in the music, and entertainment industry. Follow Jaraiyia Alize’ on all social media platforms, and stream her music on all digital platforms.
BIG VENTI just dropped his highly anticipated new album “Party Hills”. This is by far the hottest album of the Summer!! BIG VENTI came up with the name of the album “Party Hills” as a nickname for Hollywood Hills. Most people in LA go to mansion parties in the hills when they are done clubbing. His new project is one big party in itself.
BIG VENTI’s new album gives an inside look into the lifestyle of the Hollywood entertainment industry. There’s never a dull moment on “Party Hills”.
The album kicks our speakers over right off the bat with punchy hip-hop drums alongside sharp, bouncy synths that take the album to banger status within seconds.
BIG VENTI’s music will pump up any party with his confident bars and ultra-charismatic performances.
The talented artist brings his big boss energy in this thrilling album, while showcasing his vocals and versatility with catchy hooks that carry the instrumentals to create the perfect sound.
His dominant, yet smooth, flow on “Party Hills” drenches us in the utmost swagger, poise, and artistic relevance.
Check out “Party Hills” now and follow BIG VENTI on social media below for his latest releases.
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Shontel Greene releases book Mastermind: Born a Statistic, Determined to Die a Winner 12 Years Later
All smiles for National Author Shontel Greene after book sales hit over 10,000 units the first week of the release of Mastermind. Shontel Greene known as “Baltimore’s Empress” has evolved from a once titled, American Gangster/Drug Dealer, to a renown woman of excellence. Recently featured on the BET series “Trap Queens”, the empress was able to highlight the hardships of her childhood and display for the masses the decision-making that led to her survival. Greene plans to publish her memoir, simply titled Mastermind, later this year. The highly-anticipated read will cover everything from her upbringing with a mother cursed by addiction to coming into the drug game for the sake of survival. The streets by no means were an easy teacher. Shontel faced much hardship and many years in a game where she became subject to robberies, kidnapping, multiple arrests and near death experiences like being shot. It was when Judge Johnson mercifully reduced her 20-year sentence that Greene realized she was headed down the wrong path and committed to change. Unlike many in her situation, Greene has always been a lover of knowledge and maintained her studies. With that mindset, she managed to complete two master’s degrees and a doctorate in nursing, in addition to founding and running several successful businesses. In the midst of grossing millions annually, she discovered her passion and founded Nursez R Us, which has now become one of the largest healthcare employers in Maryland. Greene is now one of America’s most successful businesswomen and shares her wealth of knowledge in her forthcoming book Mastermind, which details her journey. Her goal is to be an inspiration and the light at the end of the tunnel for many who may be where she once was, in the dark. Visit shontelgreene.biz to learn more about Baltimore’s Empress.
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