We’ve been in hiding revamping the LyveLyfe Radio platform to bring you an all new cast with an all new purpose. You don’t want to miss the new show coming this May 2018. We promise the wait is worth it. But we aren’t the only ones that’s been on hiatus for a while and making a strong come back into the music scene…
Meet Hi$tory H.I.M !!
For those of you who don’t know, Brooklyn native, rapper and CEO of Swavorland Entertainment H.I.M (Hi$tory In the Making) is back!! You may know him from the dope rap duo H Squared consisting of H.I.M and Prince Hood. They have more collaborative music on the way but they’re both pursuing solo careers. Hi$tory H.I.M. is focused on his upcoming debut single along with his much anticipated project, S.O.L.O.
He sent us his brand new Freestyle video called No Effort (Swaved Over)! We wanted to make sure we get our supporters on the Swave first.. See what I did there!? Lol. You can check out the video here and catch the freestyle audio in rotation on WVMRadio.net all month!
What are your thoughts on the No Effort video? I liked it! I enjoy simple videos for freestyles and this was shot true to its title – with No Effort. I look forward to hearing the new single and seeing more visuals from H.I.M. If you’re in the mood for all things bars and braids, make sure you stick around as well to see this dope musician return to the music scene. Comment below your thoughts and follow the return of this dope emcee on Instagram at @HistoryHIM .
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On August 11, WDIB Ent and H2O Music collaborated to host another dope installment of their cypher series named “BARZ”! Of course LyveLyfeRadio popped up to cover the event.
Upon arrival at the private studio location, there were already a few of the participants and spectators seated. In addition, there was a caterer with an assortment of Caribbean and American soul food and I heard there was alcohol on sale. Music for the night was provided by DJ G-Money.
I missed the first cypher but the second & main events had a few dope rappers apart of them. Some of them included Chrissy Bandz, Grafh, Josh Jacobs, ARNSTAR, and Johnnie Floss. However, at one point, there was one guy who could not get past the first bar of his verse. As entertaining as it was, I do think they should’ve cut him off to let him regroup himself after the 3rd try. In my opinion the best lyricist of the night was one of the female rappers, whose name I don’t know! There was definitely a lot of BARZ and talent in that room.
Check out this recap of the first cypher of the night. Provided by: East Coast Confidentials!
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My producer gave me my name. He said it represents me because I’m flashy and charismatic. Plus he felt my previous name (Teflon John) didn’t fit me.
How do you feel about the current state of music in our city?
I think it’s in a pretty good space. Being a MC from Brooklyn I feel like their are a lot of us that’s relevant right now because of the quality of music and the consistency. Once you’re in you have to stay in so I think most of the artists are doing that at the moment.
How important would you say it is to make connections with other artist when it comes to doing music?
Very important. Networking is key and creating with other artists helps you become a better artists because each song and idea is different. You never know what someone else can bring out of you and us as artists should always want to elevate.
What is the biggest mistake you’ve made while pursuing your career and how did you learn from it?
I would say putting my career on hold for someone else. I was in a relationship a few years back and it took away from me a little because she really didn’t believe in my vision. So I focused on her thinking she was the one and now we’re not even together anymore.
If you could compare yourself to any established artist, who would it be and why?
I get either compared to early Jay-Z or Fabolous. I don’t know if it’s because I’m lyrical and from Brooklyn but I usually get compared to them.
What inspired your most recent single “Shut It Down”?
So I got a chance to meet Maino in Toronto and I always wanted to see what a record wit him would sound like because we’re both from Brooklyn yet we still represent two different worlds that’s in the same city.
What is your overall goal for your music?
My ultimate goal is to win a Grammy. When I do that, I’ll come up with another goal.
If you had to make a hit collab record for your favorite record label to sign you, who would you do it with and why? Can be indie or mainstream.
I like G.O.O.D. music over everybody else right now so I would have to say I would collab with Pusha T. Not only because he’s one of my favorites but because I don’t like the typical collabs and the fact that we represent two different styles I still think it would be dope because we’re both lyrical.
What do you think is the one thing you’re missing to get your big break?
A major backing. It’s hard doing this on your own without major help. Someone less talented than you can get heard quicker because of their help so I would say that’s what I’m missing. Either a major backing and/or a strong team.
Where can our readers find your music?
Type in Johnnie Floss on all social media sites and get exclusive material on my website johnniefloss.com.
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:
Instagram : Simplysmoove_J
Facebook: Smoove Boy Jay
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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!