The importance of having music identity Why are musical spaces important? Music spaces are unique in that they allow for anyone to have somewhere to present them self with music. The idea of a space is for self expression. Street music has probably been around as long as there have been streets. The economics of […]
After hearing his name dropped on Eminem’s surprise Kamikaze album, Machine Gun Kelly took the weekend to pen his response on wax and take aim at one of his idols on the eviscerating “Rap Devil” on Monday (Sept. 3). The retaliation has received approval from differing crowds within the hip-hop community as the ball now goes back to Em’s court for a […]
The rap modern male version may just be splitting up with Quavo being Beyonce of the Mogos trio although he denies that the group will be splitting, he has announced that he’s working on a solo album. While both Quavo and Offset have been given their chances to shine, Takeoff is continually under-looked while potentially […]
Kranium has been climbing the charts since his breakout hit song back in 2014 ‘Nobody Haffi Know’ but not only regional charts, the Jamaican dancehall artist has been climbing international charts as well. According to Kranium, he is pleased with the trajectory of his career thus far as he recently surpassed more than 200 million […]
When acts like Hoodcelebrityy break through here, they’re overcoming major structural obstacles to their success In the first week of May, the American music industry commenced a semi-annual tradition: singling out a lone piece of Jamaican music and sending it up the charts. 2018’s lucky winner is “Walking Trophy,” a confidence-boosting single by Hoodcelebrityy, a Jamaican-born, […]
West Indian DJ based in NYC, he specializes in Dancehall, Reggae, Soca, House and Hip Hop. Riddim, in his free time, he also produces and is an AV tech.
Nicole Duhaney better known as Nikki Z had always wanted to pursue a career in media. A strong minded and opinionated individual, she is currently keeping listeners on the edge of their radio dial in Jamaica, as the host of the weekday Morning Energy Show on Energy FM 6:00am to 9:00am. Prior to joining the Energy team, Nikki Z worked at Jamaica’s ZIP 103 FM where she quickly established herself as the maven and diva of morning radio commanding a strong presence and eventually helping to push the station’s ratings in the national all media survey to double digit figures. With a decorated history of media credentials under her belt, it’s surprising to many, that Nikki Z joined the US Army while still a teenager. It was an introduction to College Radio which opened many opportunities for her in media. Her first foray into media came via Jamz 910, a hip hop station in Connecticut. She then ventured to NYC where she did field production work for BET’s “Turn Style”; audience coordination for Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and also appeared in the infamous Rick James episode on The Dave Chappelle Show. Nikki Z eventually was hired at Power 104 to work as a board operator for the infamous Wendy Williams Radio show. With hard work and determination she worked her way from board operator and late night broadcaster to the 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM weekday shift. She also worked at Hot 93.7 FM in Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut native later relocated to Jamaica and did a stint at the popular cable station HYPE TV before her ground breaking stint at ZIP 103 FM. After venturing into music production she started her own imprint Goldie Lox Productions. She produced the hit single Don’t Cry by Mavado which was featured on his Billboard charting album Gangsta for Life. Nikki Z is the creator of the syndicated radio countdown show Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown. It is aired in several key markets in the US, the Caribbean, the UK and in Europe. As CEO of her very own QueenZ (Queen Nikki Z) Enterprises, she has executed campaigns for a number of entertainment personalities including the Voice Season seven finalist Anita Antoinette. Nikki Z won Jamaica’s Teen Choice Award in 2007 for Favorite Female Radio Personality and also Young Black and Gifted Award for Broadcast Communicator in 2011.
Born and raised in Belgium, Septik started off his career at a very young age. Founder of the 'SlowBounce’ concept as well as a member of the Shadyville DJ’s Crew. Being one of the first Belgian DJ’s to have been ‘exported’ to the Caribbean, Septik is a real globe trotter. Thanks to his very eclectic music selection, we never know what to expect when he takes over the turntables.