Wednesday, December 1, 2010


December Uniquity Showcases Eclectic Emcees From Houston & Baton Rouge

Contact: Renard "Slangston Hughes" Bridgewater

WHEN: Saturday, December 18, 2010, 10 p.m.

WHERE: Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., NOLA

COVER: $5 (Advance tickets available)

WHO: Elespee (New Orleans) -

Marcel P. Black (Baton Rouge, LA)-

Ensane One (Houston, TX)-

November 18th, New Orleans, LA. – The mission of Uniquity is to provide a monthly performance platform for both newcomers and seasoned veterans in the local hiphop, spoken word and R&B communities, offering them the opportunity to push their musicality to a new level by collaborating with a jazz band on stage. Uniquity is more than a concert--it’s an entertainment experience.
Artistically diverse emcee Marcel P. Black (Baton Rouge, LA), Bay Area influenced rapper Ensane One (Houston, TX), experimental Hip-Hop producer/emcee That Purple Bastard and local wordsmith and featured artist Elespee will all join live jazz band Fo On The Flo and Uniquity host Slangston Hughes for an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop sounds.

Please contact Renard Bridgewater at for sponsorship opportunities or to purchase advance tickets. Follow him on Twitter:


Uniquity – n (unique-i-ty) : 1. A place where all are welcome to express their “uniqueness." 2. A monthly event hosted by emcee Slangston Hughes, featuring the best & brightest in Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and R&B performers accompanied by four-piece jazz band, Fo On The Flo.

Wanna be a sponsor??? Please contact Renard Bridgewater at for sponsorship opportunities

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rock Da Bellz

Jane Music PRESENTS...


and help a child have a magical christmas...

Hosted by: Matt Fresh & Nicoya
DJ Miles Felix on the 1's & 2's 

When: Friday, December 3, 2010
Doors Open at 9:30PM

Where: Cafe Prytania
3445 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA

Lineup Includes:
Lil Dee
School of Business
Team Robot
A. Levy
...and MANY more!!!

***Proceeds will be donated to Give a Toy Foundation***

Sunday, November 7, 2010





November 18, 2010
Cafe Prytania
3445 Prytania St. NOLA
10:30 PM

Lineup includes: 

Plane Jane

Deez Blanco

Heata Best

Rusty Lowdown



Big Sonic

Mark Ceasar




***For general inquiries & info on how to perform in future NOHH showcases, please contact:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

H-Town Underground...

Sounds of the Underground is happy to provide you with events happening ALL over the country. So let's take a trip to Houston (H-Town), TX & check out their underground scene...

***For ALL of these events: Contact: Jetti Masstyr 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Art. Rhymes. Life

Listening Session for Projects of : Hollywood Floss, Rob Jay & HashBrown

Location: SuckerPunch Clothing; Pearland Town Center 11200 Broadway

Time: 6-10pm

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Cush Cush x Jett I. Masstyr Music presents...

Carter vs. Carter [Jay-Z vs. Lil' Wayne]
10pm - 2am

music by DJ Acebooncoon + DJ Melodic

The Flat
1701 Commonwealth Dr.
No Cover. Great Music. No Problem.

Next Class 6: October 30th, 2010- Halloween Costume Party
+ every last Saturday at The Flat


Water's on Washington
Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door
11:30pm - 2:00am

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Space City Beat Battle Presents...The LISTENING VOL. 1

Locale: Clear Bar 3140 Richmond Ave. 
8pm - 12am 

Hosted by: BBC with Music Spun by DJ AceBoonCoon & DJ Arsnik
Featuring Producers: Jetti Masstyr, DJ Don, Black Rose, Tommy Bumps


Step out and support your LOCAL UNDERGROUND, mingle, socialize, LISTEN, and most of all enjoy...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Featured Artist of the Week 9.12.2010 Presents: Blackreign & Ohkang

Ladies and Gentleman, we are back with a brand new Featured Artist of the Week here on Sounds of the Underground. This week's artist is a duo coming out of the Motor City, DETROIT! I proudly present to you Blackreign & Ohkang. These brothers speak conscious lyrics that have a message of awareness and life. Very refreshing in a time of empty lyrics and gimmicks. Today you will find out more about this talented duo, hear their music as well as find out how you can contact them to get even MORE music. Sit back, relax & enjoy the sounds of Blackreign & Ohkang. 

***Who are They?

Blackreign and Ohkang Detroit born, Detroit bred. Blackreign & Ohkang (aka Nicholas Thompson and Bomani Diop) have been creating musical mayhem since 2004. Over the years, the duo have worked together to produce five full albums and numerous other standalone tracks, combining their shared penchant for writing with their individual skills in engineering, artwork and design (Blackreign), and mixing, mastering and production (Ohkang).

From The Greatest Hits in 2006, to The Oriental Ep and Bass & Brass Knuckles Lp in 2007, to The Booty Lp and The FunTouchables Lp (a collaboration with Blake Eerie) in 2008, Blackreign & Ohkang continue to develop and redevelop their style, simultaneously appreciating and exploding musical conceptions, and transcending all barriers of genre, media and time. And this is a style that has been called upon by many other artists – the duo have produced for D.S. Sense, Street Justice, Nomie, Smartalick, Engima, STR Entertainment, Blake Eerie, Leaf Erikson, CLS 500 and Fluent to name a few. Lying behind the eclectic blend of sound which resonates from Blackreign & Ohkang’s studio is a central goal – to reach out to all types of people by way of their music. “I think that in itself is success,” says Ohkang, “for everybody to know who we are, know what we do, and know that we create great music – that is a beautiful thing!”

**The Music

"Money Up"

"Slumm Monie"

"Prest St. Tribute"

*NEW ALBUM* "Classics"

--All previously released albums are available here --

***See Them...

"Say It With Finesse" feat. O'Nasty

***Want MORE?

Congratulations Blackreign & Ohkang on being this week's Featured Artist of the Week. Thank you for letting me share your talent with the world. I look forward to hearing more from you, please keep Sounds of the Underground in the loop. I wish you much success in your future endeavors. 

Ladies and Gentleman, I hope you have enjoyed Blackreign & Ohkang as this week's Featured Artist of the Week. As always, please leave feedback. Its welcomed & appreciated; artists use it to make sure they are bringing pleasure to your ears.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Featured Artist of the Week 8.29.2010 Presents: Team Prolific

Welcome back Ladies & Gentleman, Sounds of the Underground is back with a brand new Featured Artist of the Week. This group hails from Orlando, Florida. It is with great pleasure to present to you this week's Featured Artist of the Week, Team Prolific. These guys are a great talent that doesn't lack substance. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of Team Prolific.

***Who are They???
Welcome to the movement. The Hip-Hop group named Prolific, which consists of four MC’s from the southeast, started this movement back in 1997. Flamez, Neme, Zin O.D. and Exile the Experience met while living in Orlando, Florida. The members were introduced to each other in high school by a neighborhood friend. He linked Flamez and Exile together, and later on they were introduced to Neme. Zin O.D. was the younger brother of another neighborhood friend and the last MC to join the group. They proceeded to rock talent shows and freestyle battles every chance they could get. After graduation, the crew stayed close and continued their journey.
Throughout the years this dynamic quartet has released a series of mixtapes and singles for the masses. In 2004, their first single “Pump Ya Fist” dropped, accompanied with a music video.  Shot in downtown Orlando, the video showcased their talent and foreshadowed the greatness to come. In 2005, Prolific released the mixtape called “Live From The O Part 1”. That was just the first installment of the series and in 2008 and 2009, “Live From The O Part 2 and 3” was released, respectively. The singles, “Get Your Hustle Up” and “Situations” produced by San Calo, was released in 2009. “Get Your Hustle Up” which features Zin O.D., Neme and Exile is a radio ready, street banger, with sharp lyricism and a hypnotizing beat. Flamez, Neme and Zin O.D. are featured on “Situations”. The laid back hook and smooth beat is the perfect platform to let the listener get lost in the storytelling. “Spell On You” featuring Nina Simone produced by Sutta Caine and “The Real” produced by San Calo was released in 2010. Also in 2010 Prolific linked up with two of Germanys top Dj’s, Dj Decane and Dj Danny T to help release both their mixtapes “New York New York hosted by Prolific”and “Hip Hop 2 RnB vol.12 hosted by Prolific With the release of “ Sampler” ”Southern Hospitality and Prolific upcoming mixtapes  “Now Or Never” “Live From The O Part 4” and the EP The Movement scheduled to drop in 2010, the sky is the limit.
Each member brings a different style to the table, to make Prolific an unstoppable force. Flamez, who is originally from Bronx, NY, has a fearless delivery and a flow like a rollercoaster ride. He moves seamlessly from metaphor to metaphor while riding the beat with ease. Originating from Brooklyn, NY, Neme, has an unmistakable voice with a flow to match. His raspy voice puts emphasis on every word, and ends each statement with an exclamation point. Zin O.D., who is from Florida, has a rapid fire delivery that can rival Twista’s. At any tempo, he can slow down or speed up his flow to perfectly complement any beat, yet lyrically, pass any test. Exile the Experience was born in Atlanta, Ga, and this southerner uses his distinct pitch and poignant lyrics to leave a lasting impression. All together, these four men are on a mission to sustain Hip-Hop as a global genre. Welcome to the movement.

***The Music
"Need to Know"

"Getting Down"


---Mixtape "Now or Never" out September 1st!!!

"The Real"

***Want MORE...

Congratulations Team Prolific! Thank you for letting me share your talent with the world. I look forward to hearing more from you, please keep us in the loop of your future endeavors. Sounds of the Underground wishes you much success.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I hope you have enjoyed Team Prolific. As always, your feedback is appreciated & welcomed. Let the artist know what you think...after all, they're making music for you...Come back next week same time same place for another hot new Featured Artist of the Week.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Birthing Our Legends: A Sit Down with Mia X: The Mother of New Orleans Hip Hop

New Orleans’ native Mia X “Mama Mia” is best known to the world as the former First Lady of No Limit Records. In New Orleans, Mia X is a LEGEND! Mama Mia broke onto the scene with a flow unlike any of her female predecessors or her followers for that matter. Through the years, Mia has stayed true to herself and has become a master of her craft. I was privileged enough to catch up with Mama Mia and find out just what she’s been up to and what she has in store for her fans.

What is your take on the current state of Hip Hop? The presence of female emcees?
M: We should never pigeon hole hip hop into one style or vibe. Conscious, Gangsta, Nasty, Gimmicky Rap is all necessary. We have something for everyone and the beauty of it all is consumers have the option to buy what they like or ignore what they don't. I support female Emcees unconditionally. I like to see more of us with our own labels so that we have more control on how we're being represented.
How’d you get the nickname “Mama”? And what makes you so “Unladylike”?
M: Grown-ups have said I have an old soul since the 70s my friends always appointed me the go-to person for advice I've been called Mama Mia since Jr. high. My flow is unladylike, sometimes my subject matter is; you couldn't box me in as just another girl rapper I have a large male fanbase who support me for what I say not how I look.
During your time away from the scene, tell us what you were up to? What projects do you have in the works?
M: I was raising my now adult kids and being supportive of my sister who was in medical school. I'm proud to say she's a doctor I was writing music for people and living a normal life. I have a cookbook coming out about my life and times with my grandmother its gangsta and filled with many of our tasty family recipes. I'm about to release ‘UNLADYLIKEFOREVER’ the mixtape, where I have features from veterans as well as new skool female Emcees on it. I'm doing a joint cd with the legendary Scarface called ‘Malory and Micky’ and I'm working on my solo project ‘Betty Rocka Locksmith’.
If you hadn’t become an emcee, what career path would you have taken?
M: I decided I was going to be an Emcee in 1980 I never changed my mind I also wanted a juke joint that sold great food got that to so I have no regrets on choosing and sticking with hip hop as a career.
Who is/was the most influential person in your life?
M: my MawMaw had the biggest influence on my life
It’s becoming common knowledge that you can throw down in the kitchen, tell us about your restaurant True Friends.
M: I've been cooking since I was 9 cooking is a passion its’ in my blood. I feel blessed to have a spot in my community the 7th ward the restaurant is like an extended family hangout music food conversations it’s a blessing.

***True Friends Restaurant 1300 Saint Bernard Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116***
You were very vocal about the recent Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill, was your business affected in any way?
M: The price of seafood went up and tourists have to be reassured about the quality of the seafood; many worry about the oil and chemicals. In the beginning you had to almost pinky swear that you were stocked prior to the spill. My concern was for the fishermen, like my grandfather who fed, clothed the house and educated their families, this is their livelihood. They have been disrespected, marine life died, livestock died & water contaminated I'm pissed.
What advice do you have for up and coming female artists/emcees?
M: Ladies LEARN this business if you don't like to read this is not the job for you! This is a multibillion dollar business, not the catwalk. Write all your rhymes and don't just jump out there; make sure that you are comfortable with the way you brand yourself because that's the label you will be stuck with. Sylvia Robinson was the CEO of Sugarhill Records in the 1970s we are so much more than sex objects and posters.
How can fans contact you? Submissions for artists & producers?
Thank you again Mia X for taking the time to speak with Sounds of the Underground. This is truly an honor and a pleasure. I know your fans will certainly appreciate hearing what you’re up to. Please keep us in the loop with all of your future endeavors. Much love!

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