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#NewMusicMondays – Spades Saratoga – What U Want

We back at it again with the music videos…

So this week I’m reviewing Spades Saratoga’s newest remix video entitled “What U Want”! Having followed this guys success since a little before he featured on Freestyle Friday via 106 & Park, I’m proud to finally have a platform I can show my support on. This video was directed by one of my favorite upcoming directors, @Director_Picaso! So you know I had to see this.

I must say the video is a lot simpler than I expected. In comparison to his music videos for his original songs, I’m glad the quality still exists without a story line. I think that’s what a lot of artists don’t understand. It’s quality over quantity. Even for remix tracks. Stop dropping music videos for everything looking crazy and you don’t always need a story line long as the visual looks good.

I did find it very comical that shorty in the orange twerked the ENTIRE video!! Kudos to you for the energy lol. Make sure you check out the video for yourself and tell us what you thought in the comments below.

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-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)

#NewMusicMondays – Kwoat – Ms Jackson

MEZANMI WOYYY!

So this video wasn’t officially user submitted per say…. However, after suffering through a few pretty undesirable visuals, we decided to take a break and submit a video we like from our supporters. It was as if it was calling out to us!

Kwoat is a dope Haitian music artist from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. He is one of those upcoming music artists that you know is going to make it! From the variety in his sound to the visual quality of his music videos… he brings a breath of free air to a very saturated New York underground scene.

When you watch the video you will understand what Blaq and I consider a great visual from our previous feedback via this segment. The video starts off in a beautiful skyrise apartment in where I presume to be Manhattan. He and his … girlfriend? get into a disagreement about something she saw on his phone. The content of the song mostly relays to how he doesn’t intend to make her upset though he’s a player. As a female, the lyrics spoke to me in a “this is our generation, men have multiple women and like them all, get over it” type of manner. “Told myself I never break a heart again. But if I break another woman’s heart Ill be the man in this generation.”  Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, where a man is glorified for being a serial heart breaker. But I digress…

I’m saying though, Stussy and TMobile need to slide through with the check for the product promotion!  Anyway, the girl gets so upset that she leaves… and another girl shows up! Kwoat, you know you wrong for that lol. What’s funny is, this girl was just as beautiful as the first girl and the level of excitement he showed when he seen her made me forget all about the first girl. This video was so well put together and seemless… Make sure you contact Zurisaddai Nikko Corona Jr on Facebook so he can direct and shoot your next video!!

Oh yea and Kwoat? Make sure you follow his rise to success.. You’ll be real mad in the future if you don’t 😉 Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Facebook: Kwoat’s FB Like Page

Instagram: @kwoatalent

To get your video reviewed on lyvelyferadio.com’s #NewMusicMondays segment, email a link and your social media to lyvelyferadio@gmail.com and follow @lyvelyferadio on Instagram and like on Facebook 😉

-Dyme Smith (@thereal_dyme)

 

#NewMusicMondays: Smoove Boy Jay

This week’s review is a double hitter. Artist Smoove Boy Jay released the video for his “Chill Bill Remix” this past April and was also featured in Severe Jones’ “Feel So Right” video.

So let’s start with the “Chill Bill Remix” which is actually a freestyle to Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill” from summer 2015. The video starts with a slide of the first amendment, pretty cool I guess, I’m not completely sure what it had to do with the video exactly. But I’m all about getting a message across so cool! The video continues with Smoove Boy Jay in a park….and that’s about it! Not much to really say, the video quality was good. There were points in the video where I thought I was watching one of those old Kung Fu movies since the vocals didn’t match the video when he was mouthing the words. But then again what do you really want in a video for a freestyle. Not the best but definitely not the worst.

The second video with Severe Jones looked like the duo was having a lot of fun. The good vibes and chemistry between these two artist is what gives this video it’s entertainment value. However like the first video there was only one scene. I think the video could have had more locations or even some WOMEN!!! I mean…judging by the title I just really expected to see some women… Ok ok, we all know I might just be a little biased with the last request. But seriously, overall a good video just more locations next time guys (and possibly some females).

Check out more of this artist:
Soundcloud.com/smoove-boy-jay
Instagram : Simplysmoove_J
Twitter: SimplySMOOOVE_J
Facebook: Smoove Boy Jay

Thanks for reading! Follow DJ Blaq Bully on IG @djblaqbully. Make sure you tune in for LyveLyfeRadio every Thursday 8-10pm on WVMR.

Beyond The Art – Me9awear

Where did you come up with the name Me9awear?
It is a name my hubby came up with that basically joined our family .. because he has 4 children before me and I had 4 before his and our bond baby makes 9.
Do you have any formal education or are you self taught?
My mother taught me the basics the rest is self taught.
Describe your creative process?
A vision of an outfit or a dress etc.. just pops in my head and I just create it.
How was your experience participating for CelebsInFashion1?
That was my very first time participating in a fashion show. It was exciting.
How do you stay on top of fashion trends?
I try to pay attention to what’s what mainly through social media.
If you can style any living celebrity in your clothing, who would it be and why?
Beyoncé or Rihanna.. because I feel like the would rock the hell out of my designs.
What is something you would say to a young designer looking to break into the business?
Have patience because it takes time ,never give up, & be on top of your game .. oh and definitely dare to be different!
Where can our readers find out more about your line and place orders?
I am currently working on my website but they can always contact my on my Ig page @zentencreation or my Facebook page Zentencreation.
@LyveLyfeRadio

Kalaou Interview

On May 11th, the team at LyveLyfeRadio got the opportunity to meet upcoming hip-hop artist, Kalaou!

Tiki and Dyme were joined by the beautiful Miss Diva of the Diva Report for this one! Giving him his first radio interview, Kalaou came up to tell us more about himself and his music career. Starting off with his name, we find that Kalaou (pronounced Kuhl-oww) stands for “Kill all lazy ambition overcome uselessness.” Starting off as a poet from Southside Jamaica, Queens, he describes his communities influence on his music as having been exposed to hardships and a lifestyle he was not apart of. His main goal when releasing music, is to get his listeners to feel the way he felt when creating it.

He remixed the Bryson Tiller song “Exchange” and had a line that said “Can I be pro black and have a white chick… if she was light-skin, you’d still have something to say.” This sparked a thoughtful debate on our eras views on light-skin versus dark-skin and the possibility of being “For your people” and still date outside of your race. This was an awesome interview in the way it tied directly into our topic for the week. Plus he promised to get some darker complexioned females in the upcoming music videos! So look out for that. You can find the video below:

Kalaou describes his content as politically aggressive mixed with comical seriousness. In a struggle to break down what this specifically meant, we can assume that he keeps his music very versatile.  He plans to stay indie in order to continue having full creative freedom. Keep an eye out for more of him and you can check out the entire episode at the following link!

Kalaou Interview

Breaking Bad Habits

By: Tikesha Welcome

Habits are deemed as things that we practice; usually in an unconscious state of mind. Bad habits are especially hard to give up and usually adds no value to us as an individuals. Take a minute to evaluate your day to day actions- I’m sure you can find at least one regular tendency that you can rid yourself of. Whether it be constantly checking your phone, never completing a task or even having limited amount of patience in certain situations.

Now, you may be wondering how can you eliminate something that you have been doing for a long amount of time. Good news, there is still hope for you. However, habits sometimes become a part of who we are. So first it’s important to become aware of when and where you are practicing the act. It is very potent that we input this information in a journal or notepad. Logging the surrounding emotions before you do the act and thoughts after you have completed it. This allows you to become conscious and it helps to determine ways in which you can eliminate it. For example, do you find new ideas to be exciting but become anxious when confronted with difficult steps to complete the project at hand? Maintain a record of what kind of ideas bring about the excitement and when or what causes the anxiety.

Now, that we have identified the behavior it is important that we find a solution or a good replacement. When confronted with exciting ideas, it is important that we maintain the momentum- allocate a specific period of time to work on each idea separately and create a list of daily goals to be completed. This will promote time management and reduces the stress that comes with completing a large project. Once each idea is fermented, it is easy to combine them all together and before you know it the project is completed with no anxiety.

Remember, we are in control of our thoughts and what we practice. Let our habits be ones that brings about true excellence.

“I never could have done what I have done without habits of punctuality, order and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” Charles Dickens

Lyvest Events Review – #BitchDrinks

WHERE DO I START?!!

So I officially met Chasity when I posted on FB looking for people to join me at a taping of Wild N Out in NYC. As we waited on line, she started telling us about a play she was helping with and invited us out to see it! When she explained it, I knew it sounded interesting but I NEVER expected it to be what it was…

First off, the location “Friends And Lovers” in Prospect Heights was genius. The front is a bar and the back is an open format room, which is where the play took place. The setting of the play was a bar after hours.  I met with a few friends there, one who saw the play the day prior, and the other who also did not know what to expect. Due to a random 8 minute rain storm, the play was delayed to accommodate anyone on their way. Upon entry, we were given front row seats, Thanks Chaz!

#BitchDrinks is about the many situations women endure daily. What I enjoyed most was the fact that the writing and delivery were extremely daring and unapologetic, all done in poetry. It touches on everything including sexuality, modern day feminism, social media, motherhood, sex, relationships, and more. The cast consists of 5 females: Sabrina, Elizabeth, Mone’t, Marie, and Jessica! They all played different aspects of their characters so the content varies. The show starts off with all of the women walking into a “bar”. They each have their own stories broken into about 16 different acts. The sparring comments and sarcastic exclamations from their cast mates in the background of their spotlight was purely comedic. This show was a must see for both men and women as it gives everyone an opportunity to see an honest side of women and forces you to see yourself in these struggles.

I decided to do this write up because I knew whether I liked it or not, I’d have something to say. Honestly, it really helped opened my mind and heart to come to terms with a lot of struggles I’m dealing with personally. I’d say more than anything it inspired me to go home and drink, though I didn’t get a chance to lol. The poets were amazing and the writing was on point. I was definitely surprised to hear that it was 2 years in the making. You all did an amazing job!

Thank you so much for the invitation, Chasity! It was definitely a great play, Phil & Ian. I look forward to the next one 😉

-Dyme Smith

New Music Mondays! Jerz Da Don – Follower

Welcome to another music video post for New Music Mondays on LyveLyfeRadio.com!!

This week we have a new video by DLE Records artist Jerz Da Don for his track “Follower”.  This song is off his new album coming this Summer entitled “S.U.N.”  Having only been out a month, this video has almost 6k views on Youtube.  I had already watched it as I knew Jerz before we even started this radio show.  So when I received the link in my inbox, I knew we had to put it on the list!

The video has an aggressive tone to it. Makes sense being that it’s basically calling out people who follow the wave rather than create it. Jerz commences to throw a few bricks at what I hope is an abandoned building as well as flipping chairs and kicking over stuff throughout the video. I think filming in the snow was a great asset because it makes the visual cold and blunt to add to that aggression.  Even with the awesome production quality of the song, the beat makes you feel like you’re watching a suspense driven King-Kong movie! I also love the way he threw in racism and the perception of our people into his lyrics. I try to keep these reviews solely in reference to the visual product but the hook and that verse caught me.  It’s always inspiring when artists take the time out to create a piece that is engaging and can still remember to throw in topics of viral importance. Kudos to you for that!

As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but to laugh. You’ll see a few cameos of individuals who are apart of the DLE team in varying aspects.  Danny Love, CEO of DLE Films (director of the video) & DLE Records, was seen throughout the entire video flashing his jewelry and DLE apparel! As I’m very big on branding, I was excited to see all the merch featured. It was almost as if he was a feature on the song that never got to record his part but was still in the video… I do find it to be a lot when management plays too large of a role in the artists video but being that I know they’re like brothers, it wasn’t as obnoxious as I’ve seen in other videos. Almost like Diddy in any video of an artist he’s managed!

Overall I give this video a thumbs up as I’ve found it to be entertaining yet vigorous in intent. I urge you to stay tuned with Jerz’s journey. Follow him on IG @JerzDaDon and you can check out the video below. Comment and tell us what you think:

If you want your music video reviewed on our site, send the link and social media handles to lyvelyferadio@gmail.com.

-Dyme Smith, @thereal_dyme

How Do We Stay Motivated After Disappointments?

By: Tikesha Welcome

We become enthuse with the expectations of our life and the model we desire for it to shadow. The enthusiasm forces us to seek ways to foster its growth- through gaining experience, taking risks and even losing ourselves just to see it flourish.

But, there comes a point in our life when disappointments become tradition, enthusiasm becomes disinterest and dullness. Life knocks us down and the happiness and success you dream of seems out of reach. However, in those moments, it is okay to acknowledge the feelings of weariness and of frustration. The importance is to move through them. Reset your mind. Each difficult situation teaches us something and often enough if we think about it differently, we will find the value of the lesson. In understanding that, it is important that we engage in self- talk and the power it holds when we speak positively into our own lives. After, we have regained our sense of power then we must evaluate what steps we need to change in order to bring about a different outcome- the goal is to be as objective as possible. Once identified, you should make a new plan of action and use what hasn’t worked as a building block for future successes.

In taking all the necessary steps to regain our motivation to fulfill our purpose, there is one thing we all desire- to be accepted and supported by the people we hold closest to us. This may be one person or a group of people who believe in you, are honest and will invest their time into you. Once we find those kinds of people, it is imperative we reciprocate that same support back to them. Let’s become a community!

In all we do remember, “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” (Zig Ziglar)

We will take some losses but it’s what we do with those learnt lessons determine where we will end up in life. Be resilient.

New Music Mondays! Soup – Recognize

The video for this week is “Recognize” by Soup!

The video begins with varying shots of the outdoors to match the piano keys in the intro. The video is full of quick transitions and varying outdoor shots. The song seems to be Soup warning other rappers to watch out for him and recognize that he’s dope and on the come up… Let em know Soup!! With references to major players like JayZ in the beginning of the video, I’m not sure what the intended concept for the visual to this song was but here is our review via DJ Blaq Bully on what she thought:

I have to say I struggled on the review for this video. I couldn’t really find the words to express my actual feelings for it. Then I realized, it was probably because I had none. The video quality was fine, definitely a clear picture. However, it just didn’t move me as a whole. A music video for your track should paint the visual to whatever it is you’re talking about. Whether it’s an artistic view or a realistic view of the picture you’re attempting to paint with your lyrics. This video lacked BOTH! I found myself zoning out during most of the video.

Also, some of the effects and transitions made me feel like I was going to have a seizure. Another piece of advice I’d give is to please pick better locations to shoot!!! When I am watching a music video, I would like to be entertained, informed, mesmerized and/or all of the above.

Soup, great effort! Maybe just put a little more thought into the concepts of your video next time. Keep grinding though!

-DJ BlaqBully

Tell us what you think about the video and/or Blaq’s review. Make sure you follow and support Soup as he continues to grind in the underground music scene!!!

Instagram: @realsoup
Twitter: @SoupNY
Facebook.com/soupisontherise