MMA fighter/rapper, Showtime Shane is bringing yet another element to his entertainment arsenal with his new single “Put It On You”. Busting out his singing chops for his new single the Illinois resident enlists the help of one of the biggest names in central Illinois rap, Meezy Killafield to spice the sexy single up. Complete with brand new video from the minds of TwentyOneSeven studios and an impending national tour, Showtime Shane is ready to make the leap from “local artist” to “celebrity status”.
In what might be the last Midwest Best $1000 showcase,#MWB9 proved to be the most challenging. From the high level of competition, to the summer heat that unexpectedly plagued the 1st day of Autumn, & the timely replacement of the main sound system that caused the the show to start a lot later then expected, mainly people were emotional,& antsy the entire night, & a venue that had over 300 people at its peak was reduced to 50-100 at its end.
With so much talent hitting the room from all over the Midwest choosing 1 Midwest Best winner was complicated, & after narrowing it down to the top 5 which included Miss President of Chicago, A Queen & Nee Nee Babi of Cincinnati, Mississippi Chris from… of course Mississippi by way of Springfield, Illinois, & Mz.Triggs who has lived all over the middle of the map including Little Rock, Denver, & Memphis, it was a 4/5 chance that the next Midwest Best winner would indeed be a female, & 2/5 chances that the winner would be from Cincinnati. Indeed the odds were in the favor of A Queen of Cincinnati, Ohio as she was announced Midwest Best Winner number 9.
What happened next in Midwest Best history. So many people brought their fans out & both Hard Head Family & Factz of East St.Louis brought out 17 people causing them to split the second $500 prize which is a 1st & also the 1st time some 1 from the 618 brought the most people to the showcase that has always been held at Studio 618.
Paper Route Empires young & in charge Key Glock drops “Momma Told Me” which is the 4th or 5th video released from the streets approved mixtape “Glock Seaon” available now http://apple.co/2rESQmC, Watch it below.
Rappers, singers here is your chance to open for International Latina alternative hip hop artist Reverie, bringing her Cali Swag, beauty, & talent to Bourbon Street in Springfield, Illinois for one night only Sept. 18th come be in the crowd or hit the stage as she will be in the venue all night catching performances, taking photos, & creating memories with some of the greatest people in the 217. For more info or to perform text 3146296404 or 2176707990. Transportation available from St.Louis.
Ueno may be one of the best performers in the Midwest. Winner of Midwest Best 7, & recently Coast to Coast Miami top 20 artist, many people believe she has the sauce. Being a great performer, & former winner of the Midwest Best Showcase, instead of competing Little Rocks rising star offered to lend her ears to pick out the next Midwest Best Winner.check out her fan favorite record “Sauce” right here. It goes down September 23rd Studio 618, artist wishing to perform text #MWB9 to 3146296404
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.
Fresh off a stellar performance at H3 Entertainment’s “Get Signed Or Die Trying” tour stop in Philadelphia, PA, Duece brings the world his infectious project, “Make Bread”. The 2 song project is exactly the type of introduction an independent artist needs to leave a mark in the mind of a first time listener.
Duece allows his vocal talents to shine on both the lead single “Our Year”and the follow up single, “Famous.” Creatively written and masterfully performed DaGod gives you just enough to make you want more. Taking on subjects like racism, poverty, and living your dreams on such a short project is a tall task and this burgeoning star high jumps all expectations.