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New Releases : Hi$tory H.I.M – No Effort

Don’t call it a comeback !!

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 .

Make sure you keep it locked with the team for more new releases and interviews with Dyme. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @lyvelyferadio for updates on our return!

-Dyme Smith @thereal_dyme

Beyond The Art – Johnnie Floss

Why did you decide to go by Johnnie Floss?
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.
@LyveLyfeRadio

Beyond the Art – Saay Park

How do you feel about the current state of music in our city?
I think music in my city has come a long way. NYC birthed hip-hop and also birthed some great r&b as well. I think right now the music scene is at an all time high. Everyone’s being so inventive and creative and really grinding.
How important would you say it is to make connections with other artist when it comes to doing music?
 I think it’s a 50/50 kind of situation. It’s important in the aspect that these other artists may become your new fans and that’s how you’ll grow a fanbase and also too it’s good to connect because you never know who can take you to higher places but I also feel as though sometimes in certain situations it’s also okay to not connect because everyone has a brand to adhere to.
What is the biggest mistake you’ve made while pursuing your career and how did you learn from it?
My biggest mistake was thinking that friends would support me right off the bat. I took a lot of grinding and just growing as a person and an artist that made them come around. I learned to honestly just leave everything in God’s hands and create the art that I want to create and not necessarily what others want me to make.

What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to you as an artist?
I love to dance and choreograph. I train and practice a lot especially because it’s apart of my sets so I always have to make sure I’m on point with everything. Every mistake performance wise just needs more fine tuning.
Who is your music hero and why?
My music hero is Prince. That man can do no wrong in my eyes. He was so out of the box but true to his craft. Not only was he a great singer, but he was a song writer, musician and businessman. Definitely someone to learn from and look up to as far as that and being yourself in the industry.
What do you think your supporters get out of your music that draws them to continuously listen?
I think my supporters love the vibe I bring with my music. I never create music to just say I want to create. I create music to fill a void or create a vibe. I feel like my supporters just enjoy the vibe, and also I’m a bit of a low toned singer so it’s also sometimes a bit hypnotizing.

What inspired your most recent single (name of song)?
My most recent single “NFS” was inspired by the bashment movement back in the 80s-90s. I love reggae music since it’s apart of my culture and I wanted to give a bit of a throwback to that era while still maintaining my original sound and still bring it to the new generation of 2017.
If you could record with any popular music producer, who would you choose and why?
I would record with Teddy Park. He’s a South Korean based music artist and producer. I would love to record with him because his music is always insanely amazing. Synths and everything in between are always refined and just amazing to vibe and listen to.
What is some advise you’d give to the 18 year old you?
I would tell myself to never give up and no matter how hard it may seem right now, that it’ll get better and you actually have a purpose in life and can do better for yourself.
Who are some of the people I’d find in your playlist that you listen to on the regular?
The-Dream, TONS OF K-Pop, Bob Marley, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Buju Benton, Beenie Man.
Where can our readers find your music?
Search Saay Park on all streaming sites and you can for sure find me but if it’s easier then SoundCloud.com/saaypark
@LyveLyfeRadio

#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.

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

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

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

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN????

We have to stop meeting this way!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted on LyveLyfeRadio.com but we are back now! With a promise to stay on point, we needed to come back to let you know there’s been soooo much going on! We’ve sponsored a fashion show, Interviewed Grafh & Jaquae, We’ve even been considering a drastic change to our weekly podcast!

In the meantime, we are preparing ourselves to cover upcoming Spring/Summer festivals, maybe even curating one ourselves… You should expect to see at least one of the beautiful hosts of LyveLyfeRadio in anything that’s jumping this Summer & Fall! We are also accepting submissions for our “I’m Too Lyve” articles coming soon to our website as well as new photos and videos on our Youtube page.

What else, What else?

Dyme and Blaq Bully are reviewing new music contest submissions for a much anticipated indie countdown segment being considered for free airplay via our pages. There may or may not be a cypher series brewing as well. Plus more pictures, fashion, parties, and of course Pynk Hoops!!

I’m just saying, whenever we disappear just know, we’re #alwaysworking!

Tune in every Thursday 8-10pm on WVMR to hear us rant and discuss worldwide topics. You can hear some of our past shows at http://wvmradio.net/lyvelyferadio !

This is LyveLyfeRadio 😉

Sweet 16s and All Factz!

This week on LLR: Make sure you tune in tonight as we meet the wonderful Lady Q. She is coming in to talk about her new business and upcoming Sweet 16 fundraiser. Make sure you come out and support this underprivileged youth based project. Below you can find the event page for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/352822271756884/

Also, make sure you tune in as we bring up the lyrical force known as, Mickey Factz!! All you have to do is google him and you’ll see what we mean! Of course we had to bring him through to talk more about his upcoming work and how he got where he is. Make sure you check out his video below:

Nets Games, North Carolina, and Platinum Records!

This week on LyveLyfeRadio:

In light of Shantel’s newest basketball segment, Pynk Hoops, Dyme is giving away a free ticket and jersey to an upcoming Nets game! Join these ladies as they flip the Barclays on its roof!! Make sure you follow us on IG at LyveLyfeRadio for more information on how to enter to win!

We have North Carolina natives turned NYC residents Original Dope Crew coming through to chop it up! These talented kids performed at Rockview Entertainments last 5 or 5000 showcase featuring Nitty Scott and Mickey Factz and quickly caught our eye!! With dope lyrics and a great vision, we are excited to have these dope guys in for an interview tomorrow. Make sure you check out some of their work below:

That’s not all! We are also bringing up platinum producer, Jimi Kendrix! With credits including Ashanti, Bone Thugs N Harmony, 2Pac, Jay-Z and more, he’s coming through to tell his story and spread some inspiration. Tune in for his interview to hear which songs he’s had a hand in producing but make sure you check one of them out below!!

Tune into LyveLyfeRadio every Thursday at 8pm on WVMR!!