Nerve Djs, Dj Ball will be at 9th Midwest Best $1000 Showcase at Studio 618 September 23rd, with a couple surprise guest from the 216 (Cleveland, Ohio). Dj Ball is known & respected for keeping the hip hop scene of Cleveland alive with the Weekly hip hop event #UniteCle at the Atonomy in downtown Cleveland. Come link up with one of the biggest Djs in Ohio Sept. 23rd. To perform or for more info on the Midwest Best text #MWB9 to 3146296404.
Camden native, Hispanic hip hop new comer Papi D gives us a glimpse of that Jersey street life with the official music video to his trap anthem “Juggin” as he boast about his prices, the product, & the lifestyle he lives off working the pot, check it out below, and be on the look out for his debut album “Welcome to Centreville” coming late 2017/ early 2018.
St.Louis, March 3rd at Studio A is your chance to meet and greet the Vice President of the Nerve Djs. With over 11 years in the game working with labels such as E1 (Koch), Epic, Shady, he’s currently pressing buttons for Def Jam. He has helped several artist get major deals including Machine Gun Kelly’s Bad Boy Deal in 2011, Ray Jr deal with both Def Jam & E1, & other countless deals.
Does this mean he’s giving out record deals, more than likely not. Does this mean you can build a relationship and display your talents to somebody who could help you get in the industry yes.
March 3rd Big Heff will be at Studio A music academy in North St.Louis County from 8 pm to Midnight with special guest, M City J R newly signed to Atlantic Records & others. He will be inviting an artist to perform at his bi annual A & R Showdown in Brooklyn New York March 8th. For more info about performance options click here, or text 3146296404 for more info, including the current PayPal special.
The lyricist Ricki Rich also known as “The Wolf of Rap” came across her talents at a very young age. Growing up on the west side of Cleveland with a father doing life in prison the streets became her go-to. In a single parent home with 4 other siblings, Ricki had to fend for herself. Years later, after making a few bad decisions, she landed herself in prison, serving a four-year sentence, where she started to put her life story into lyrics. Shortly after her release, she got together with a few producers and artists such as Lil Marv, Rello Rell, Undisputed, Berto the God, Highlife B, amongst others to help turn her dream of becoming one of the best to ever do it in Hip Hop into reality. Check out her latest singles “Pressure feat. Rello Rell”, ” Ooh lalala” and ” 90 West feat. Chris Religion” on YouTube and Soundcloud.
With the eyes of the industry in Cleveland over the weekend, the industries finest all came to out to be seen & heard, New Orleans native, & rising star 3D Natee did just that from fashion, to her performance, as she does every performance. Check out her performance at the Nerve Djs 13th anniversary conference at the Odeon, below, & for more on 3D Natee head to her official website 3dnatee.com
The Nerve Djs 13th year anniversary Weekend was highlighted with the Industry Panel & Showcase which consisted of so many heavy hitters, & life changers, from Sway (Shade 45, VH1, Bet, etc), Reggie Hawkins, & among others Roc Nation A & R / Dj Rel Carter, Nephew of who many consider the Best Rapper in Hip Hop History.
Question 1 : From Jay-z’s second verse to Kanye West’s “Never Let You Down” Built the ROC from a pebble, peddled rock before I met you
Peddled bikes, got my nephews peddle bikes because they special.” “Did he really get you all the peddle bikes” I know you all might think that was a silly question but, some of yall favorite rappers lie about minor stuff because it rhymes. He looked at me like “Really” & said of course.
Question 2: Out of all the songs he mentions his Nephews in general, is there any song or line in general that stood out. He thought about it, & couldn’t come up with an immediate.
Question: Working with Roc Nation have you received any Platinum Plaques for your work, immediate answer, “Yeah, of course”
Question 4 & 5: Do you do any industry tours, & or you interested in possibly coming to St.Louis, he said he was interested in doing something of that nature, gave me his email so hopefully we will see him in our part of the Midwest with in the coming months, if interested in investing in such a thing text 3146296404.
By the way don’t judge my questions, they are my questions not yours.
Brian “Essince” Collins and Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor are two self-made music and media figures who have come together to share their experiences working with multi-platinum musicians, major record labels, and booking international tours to educate readers on how to Make It in the Midwest. Learn the basics of copyrights and royalties to advanced strategies on booking tours and generating income in the music industry from the Midwest all over the world and back. Quincy Taylor got his start promoting major artists in the early 2000’s and has since promoted some of the industry’s best with the iconic Def Jam Records. His street team, event and promotion acumen pair perfectly with Collins’ understanding of international tour booking and media facets of the music industry for a fun and knowledgeable look into the urban music industry.
For more info on where you can find this book head to the website http://www.makingitinthemidwest.com , or get it straight from Kindle here or iBooks here
A Cleveland rapper who blends the trappy sounds of the South and Midwest, Lil Cray born in 1997 was just 17 years old when his “Kyrie Irving” single passed 3 million listens on his soundcloud & began to gain national attention. Releasing his Mixtape/EP “TURNT LIKE REESE” let his fans know that he will be around the music game for a while. He is now gearing up to release his catchy single “Kyrie Irving” to the world via Major indie label E 1 (Formally Koch), working to provide a movement behind his music Lil Cray is determined to display the midwest culture. “Lil Cray embodies whats going on in young urban America, his music is based around that” say Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor. Be Sure to catch Lil Cray on the “Turnt Like Reese Tour” in St.Louis Feb. 11th (for more info contact @whobeta 3146296404) and at SXSW in March.
Face of the Nerve Djs & 1 of the hardest working people at Def Jam Big Heff is bringing his Big Heff Industry Tour back to St.Louis Mo bringing specail guest Plane Jaymes of CMG. Although you may not know his name, if you have Yo Gotti Mixtape “Concealed” I’m certain you know his song “Water Wet” that received airplay across the Midwest, South, & East Coast even though it wasn’t a featured single. For more info on how to be apart of this event or for more info on joining the Big Heff Industry Tour in general text 3146296404.