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LOUDD MAGAZINE Get’s it Straight from “Lilpo and HollyWood Da Chef “

Straight out of the “352” Gainesville, Fl, Loudd sits down with not one, but two of North Central Florida’s homegrown Independent Hip Hop Artists,”Glenn L Washington Jr aka Lilpo Hood Hero” and “Remondo Lily aka “Holly Wood DaChef“. From Southern Royalty to International Business, they give us insight on who they really are. These two inspired Hip Hop artists have faith and high hopes for the 352 area code.

LOUDD: When did you start making music, and what influenced you?

LiL’PO:  I am going to take it back to #Kris Kross. I was in the seventh grade when I saw those two doing their thing, and I felt like I could do that too. I started listening to other rappers and how they put words and music together, and from there I started building my style of rapping, and making it my own. The influence was the craft itself.

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HollyWood: As a young kid I would always kick free styles in the hood, and everybody would tell me that I was really good and that I should try to take it to the next level. In 2011 I started recording music in the studios getting real serious about being an artist.

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LOUDD: Being that you both are form the 352, was there anyone that was in the music game around the time that you were coming up that had an impact on you?

HollyWood: In my area where I was growing up there was a very small movement, so there really wasn’t too much inspiration around. If it came, it most definitely came from “Big Bud” and “Shorty Roc”.Tupac Shakur “was a big one for me also coming up. I loved the way he delivered life through his lyrics.

LiL’PO:  Well with me it was a little crazy cause I came up under “Dave Cooper”, “Big-Amp Parker “Crooked Life”, “Maintain McQueen”, and “Ben Frank”, and then being the cousin of “Shorty Roc”, and bring around “Big Bud”, I felt kind of over shadowed. I represented to the fullest; they all were a huge inspiration.

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LOUDD: How do you feel about the ongoing independent music movement in your hometown of Gainesville, fl?

HollyWood: If we are going to talk about the movement in the present, I feel that there is a lot of favoritism going on in this city, and that takes us in the wrong direction. There is some great artist out here that put in work, plus overtime, and they are not getting any appreciation, nor do they get the attention from the ones that can make a better outlet for them. I wish that we can all form a bond that will take all of us to the next level. I am not going to give up, and I am going to keep playing my roll.

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LiL’PO:  I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I’ve watched artist come and go. I was in a group called “Southern Royalty”, so I helped built what it is now. It really hurts to see how things are going on out here in the 352. It wasn’t play to pay, when I was coming up, which I respect the game, you know people got do what they got to do, but like “Br3adgang Blazel” said in his interview, it is a popularity thing. I would like to see good artist get a fair chance. I believe that if we keep pushing, going to the studios, getting interviews, and staying connected with people that can help get our music out like “Burning 50”, something will pop.

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LOUDD: Who do you do this for, besides yourself?

HollyWood: Me personally, I do it for the streets and the fans. The fans I have believe in my vision, and they keep me motivated, so I have to keep them happy.

LiL’PO:  I do it because I am a music junkie. I am addicted to letting people know what I have to say. I do it for the people also. The promoters and club owners they already know who I am. I need to grab the attention of the people.

LOUDD: I always see you two chilling together, let us up on the connection?

HollyWood: Lilpo and I are cousins by marriage. We are Friends by choice. My brand is “TeamChef Entertainment”, and Lilpo brand is “Majornoyze Muzic ENT”, together it’s a combine movement. Good Business.

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LOUDD: A Hip Hop Artist stage name is everything; it tells who they are as a person and as an artist. Tell us about your stage names?

HollyWood: First my name used to be just HollyWood, I had that name since I was in the 6th grade, and I got it from a pimp in the neighborhood. That name had a little controversy going on because there was another HollyWood in Gainesville. So I had to distinguish myself and add Chef, which was the title of my mix tape. HollyWood means lights, camera, action, and show time, and Chef means I’m mixing up my perfect recipe for the streets, which is my music. That’s how I became “Holly Wood DaChef

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LiL’PO: The name is Lil from the word little, Po from the word poor; “Lil Po”. Originally when I was in the clique Southern Royalty, my name was “Picasso” because I painted pictures, and everything I did was with a vivid vision. I left the group, and I needed a new name. I was looking for a name that basically represented my life. My parents wasn’t rich, and Big Bud used to play around with me and say “What’s up peasant child”, and I didn’t like it first, but I thought about it and turned it into something that was real. I was going to call myself “Lil Po Da Peasant Child”, but that was too long, so I kept short and to the point “Lilpo Hood Hero”. This name means a lot to me, because if I ever make, it tells a story of how I started out, and where I came from.Hood Hero, I am from the hood, and I rep for the hood all day every day.

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LOUDD:  Lil Po can you fill us in the “Brick Gang ” movement?

LiL’PO: The whole time “Jordan June Johnson” was doing his vacation time, I stayed in contact with him. From our conversations we were talking about how we can make street music pop in the 352. So, when he came home he came and saw a couple of shows that I had did. There was one in particular that I did and he didn’t like the way I was being treated, and that night June came to me about him helping me with what shows to do , and getting my music heard, like a road manger. So, we chopped it up the next morning, and I said yes let’s do it. Brick Gang is a movement, but also like a secret society, you just don’t get in. you have to have some type of bond.Jordan June Johnson Lilpo Hood Hero, Hittmann Souljah,Willie Chill Will Simmons ,Johkerboi Brickgang Kell , and Tarence Watts aka BossAmiBrick Gang ” Family.

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LOUDD: Now Chef you got some other things going on to enhance your music career, tell us about that?

HollyWood: I do attend school at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, my major is International Business. I want to take my craft beyond where I am. The market for Hip Hop overseas is very lucrative. I have had the opportunity to link up with some out of the country indie Hip Hop artist through social media. They are very eager to work with artists from the states. I have to know what I am doing, so I am getting educated on the logistics of hoe to conduct business internationally. I also have a movement myself that is going to help better the community for the good. It will help bring change not only to our lives, but to the future also. It’s not always about what we can get; sometimes it’s about what we can give. So stay tuned Holly Wood DaChef is cooking up something nice. I do a lot of shows out of town, like Orlando, Jacksonville, and Ocala. I try to spread myself around so I can get people from other towns to feel my music. One thing I want to say is S/O to “Bigg Gates” who is Devonta Gates aka SG, he has a lot to do with the shows I do. He is my partner and I call him my road manager. SG does so many things inside this indie music movement. He is a BEAST!!!

  LiL’PO: A lot of people should be giving thanks to Devonta Gates  SG he is the man. He has looked out for so many indie artists.

LOUDD: You have to give Devonta Gates and Steve Jean-Jacques much respect. They are the ones that put LOUDD MAGAZINE out there. I always bring up M.A.D.E. Monday’s because that was an indie platform; I don’t care what other people have to say about, but they provided the only platform here in Gainesville that said hey “352 you got something to say, let’s hit it”. We are all family at the end of the day. Much Love to those two.

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LOUDD: Lilpo Hood Hero when I first met you , you were with K.O.S (Keepers of Sound) founded and operated by Gwendolyn Richardson aka “Sheve”, who happens to be a very good friend of mine. What happen to that union?

LiL’PO: Nothing, I am still with K.O.S , Gwendolyn Richardson is still my rock. She just let’s me venture out on my own, so I can explore my independence. We are united and we are as strong as always. I love her, she has done so much for me and my career. S/O to Gwendolyn Richardson C.E.O of K.O.S (Keepers of Sound). When “King of the Trill” come out, and it is coming out, no matter what anyone has to say. That album will be my tribute to her.

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LOUDD: One word for the both of you ” Image”.

HollyWood: My image is more smooth player type. I am clean cut. My music is more about the way I finesse the streets.

LiL’PO: My style is old school Florida dope boy music. A lot of curse words, a lot of pain, and a lot of shade, one thing about me I don’t hold nothing back. I will say names, and I will do videos. I stand up for everything that I say. My music is a very well representation of who I am.

LOUDD: What would Hip Hop be without the South?

LiL’ Po:  Boring

LOUDD: Any S/O’s?

HollyWood and LIL’ PO: First and foremost our Father in the Heavens, Thank you without you there is no us. S/O to Skelly G Supa-Producer, Smiley, CP , Mike Whammy, Our beloved Family,Gwendolyn Richardson aka Sheve, The whole damm Gainesville good and bad, Wiley G Martin and Marcus Cromartie  without them I wouldn’t be here they save my life. S/O to Brick Gang,  Dyme Pyece DA Print , Br3adgang BlazelZaplyfe,  and LOUDD MAGAZINE without #LOUDD yall wouldn’t know who we really are. We love the “352” and we believe, trust. 

 

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Interview: Tyra Edwards, LOUDD MAGAZINE

Loudd Magazine’s Diamonds in the 352

 

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“Diamond” comes from the Greek adjective “Adamas”, a word they used for any unbreakable or indestructible substance, such as the hardest substance known to man, and did you know that we have “Diamonds” right here in the 352. The “Team Bigga Rankin Diamond Awards “is held every year and is highly anticipated by many independent artists here in the south, because it validates all of the hard work that they have put in all year. This is another year that “TBR” recognized the hard grind in the 352. So who are these nominees this year that make the 352 shine like diamonds, let Loudd Magazine run it for ya!

Maintain McQueen brought back the 2014 Diamond Award to the 352 last year. Maintain is one of the 352’s pioneers when it comes to this game.  8th Ave jumped out in July and landed right in the studio. His single “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” got continuous radio play on Gainesville’s Magic 101.3 FM.

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Julius J-long Long: Can’t stop and he won’t stop and he letting yall know all he know is “Flexin”.  Jay Spiffy stands in this game not only with dope tracks, but with great resilience #SpiffLife.

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 Zap Man  Zap Man let us get a YAM ! Zap might have hustled up a Diamond.  Dyme Pyece DA Print the only Femcee in the 352 nominated for a Diamond Award this year.

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Fie Scoobie Jones we are gonna meet you at the “Diamond Awards 2015” Ball! Lilpo HoodHero  it’s Count Time.

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Willie Chill Will Simmons it’s something about you.  Santana Banga  #DriodGang . @Acapella Salute!

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Always keeping the Heat Up….DJ Wayne Head….  DJ Belly…..  Djtronnix Gville-Fla….. Djislandboiglobal (Winner of last years DJOTY Diamond Award)….. JJ TheEntertainer

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There you have it ,all of our Diamonds,now the rest is up to you. Please go and visit  http://www.tbrdiamondawards.com/ and vote for your favorite 352 Artist and DJ. Help bring back a “Diamond Award “. LOUDD MAGAZINE Congratulates all of the “352” Indie Artists and DJ’s that is nominated for the “TBRDiamondAwards “. All of you worked very hard in “2014” and you all are deserving. Salute!!!

Loudd Magazine Interview: Wiley G. Plugging “Burning 50” Into Atlanta

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LOUDD: Wiley G Martin aka “Mr. Burning 50 ” tell us what is the official title of what you do?

Wiley G: I have been called a promoter and a producer. I’ve always had a problem with giving my craft a title. My title has a wide range, and I wear many different hats. If I had to pick one to set the record straight, it would be a promoter. I do promote independent artists and their music, and I expose the artist’s talents through “Burning 50 “productions which is my brand, so that also makes me an entrepreneur. Ok I’ll go with promoter, producer, and entrepreneur. I have 3 hats…lol

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LOUDD: How did you come to the journey of these 3 titles?

Wiley G: Well, I started out with knowing nothing at all. I was totally blind to a lot of ethics that came with this life in the industry. My first take at it, I started out as a producer. I eventually learned how to mix down, and sample, you know just the entry level stuff. After about a year or so, I started rapping, but after about 3 or 4 years of that, I went back to solely producing. I realized that I was developing a gift as a producer, and that I actually have great sight for talent, and a great ear for good music.

LOUDD: What or who, validated that you were really talented at what you do?

Wiley G: What really validated my talents for me was when I meet this guy from Miami named “Gutta Dream”. He heard my music through the grapevine. My first album that I produced with someone in Lake City, was out in the streets and he heard it. He was really impressed with the album, because he came all the way to Gainesville to find me. He took me under his wing and we traveled for a whole year to 6 different states. We sold over 22,000 CD’s. He just really took a liking to what I did as far as music. A lot of what I know today is because of him. He guided me into this industry. This man didn’t know me from Adam at first, and for him to find me and want to work with me on different projects, I mean that’s amazing. Gutta Dream validated that I had amazing talents. I knew at that moment, that  I wanted to do the same for other artist’s as well. Much love to “Gutta Dream”.

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LOUDD: With that being said, the beginning of the “Burning 50” series began. Drop some facts about the “Burning 50” collection?

Wiley G:The “Burning 50” collection came about when I had completely just gave up. I had my third son and where I was living there was not enough room for me to raise my son and to have a studio. I had to get rid of my in-home studio to make room for him, as a father should do. In  the mist of that I basically stop doing music.                                                                                                                            I realized one day that I had a lot of independent artist’s music. Artists would send me tons of it; I mean no mixing, no mastering, and just no nothing, just raw. All they really wanted was my opinion about their music. What did I think, what should they add, what should be the next move, is it any good, things like that. So, my partner “Freaky Freddie” and I came up with the idea to create a situation to put out all this great independent music on a CD to get it out to the people, to create fans for the artists. I consulted with others like, Sean Hunter and Big Bud, and they thought that the idea was really huge. After getting confirmation from others in the game that I looked up to, that’s when Burning 50 was born.

  1. Burning 50 Volume 1 – “Most Wanted” – 2011
  2. Burning 50 Volume 2 – “ Best of the Best – 2012
  3. Burning 50 Volume 3 – “Super Loud” – 2013
  4. Burning 50 Volume 4 – “Dat Gas” – 2014

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LOUDD: Looks like “Burning 50” brand is going to other heights. Tell us about the motive for Burning 50 Atlanta?

Wiley G: The motive for “Burning 50 Atlanta” is drive and ambition. The vision is to go into a new market, with no validation from anyone. We are totally just leaning on our drives, and ambitions to be successful. To go in and network, build new relationships, and bring Florida to Atlanta and Atlanta to Florida.  Atlanta is just the first of many cities we plan to hit. Atlanta is one of the best cities to start in when it comes to independent music. Atlanta comes 1st in place for venturing into the next level for independent music. There are some incredible connections there that we are going to be able to spin off and bring back to Florida. We are going to start with the most vital tool in the game which is the “DJ’s “.  We’re going to hit the malls, parks, clubs, and events to pass off good materiel so we can get it out there in different markets. Gain different fans and to perform out of state. All these ideas will be executed, so that the Florida artist can have maximum exposure. We are gonna burn I-75 up this year.

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LOUDD: This has to be one of the most unselfish interviews I have done thus far. During this interview, you said ” We and Us” all the way through the interview. This really expresses the love you have for your city and for independent artist. You’re not just doing this for Wiley and Burning 50; you’re doing this for them too.

Wiley G: Right, I have to do it for them. I don’t rap or sing. I’m not the one getting on stage doing any of that stuff. It’s a blessing to me, to be a blessing to some of these artists, to be in a position to help them get closer to their goal.

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LOUDD: How can anyone who wants to be successful in this business, benefit from networking outside their area?

Wiley G: I always will say this to independent artists. Your value lies as far away from home as you can get. What I mean by that is. You want to travel as an artist and reach out touch an audience that doesn’t know you. That way you know that you have developed this thing called “Fans “. Fans are the people that are going to love your music the most. Independent artists must understand that there is a difference between a supporter and a fan. Your supporters are your home boys, home girls, Mom, Dad, and the people you grew up with. Supporters are the people that you expect to support your grind and your music. Fans are people that you don’t know, they are people that you’ve never seen, and probably will never see or communicate with them on a personal level. Fans love you for the music you make. Fans have a personal relationship with your music. Fans will pay $100 to come see you perform because your fans love your music, they feel like they have known you all their life through your music.. That’s what “Burning 50” is about;  creating fans for the independent artists out here, so they will have a hell of chance at success. That’s the basis of “Burning 50 Atlanta”, to help build fan bases and make it pay off.

  Contact: Wiley G aka “Burning 50” for mix tape placement, booking, and hosting.

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/wiley.g.martin/about

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Burning50

Instagram: http://instagram.com/burning50

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/burning50music

A LOUDDFEATURE: TORRY FARLEY OWNER/CEO LEVEL NITE CLUB

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The weekend of Aug 30th marks the one year Anniversary of Level Nite Club, and to celebrate this momentous event Loudd Magazine had the pleasure of chatting with Owner/CEO Torry Farley about what this past year with Level has been like for the burgeoning entrepreneur.

Former owner of Status Night Club, Farley is relieved to have made it through year one with Level. He stated that it is a defining moment in his career because most businesses fail within their first year; he is convinced that this next year will be better than the last. The shining moment of the entire year was working with Elite Management Group and that his biggest goal for the club is to make Level as synonymous to Gainesville, like King of Diamonds is to Miami

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Carrying a true entrepreneurial spirit he gives a platform for the Indie scene hosting MADE Mondays and Woman Crush Wednesdays as outlets for the independent artist. He wants to see the indie scene grow and hopes to put Level and Gainesville on the map for any artists trying to make a name and build a brand for themselves. Loudd Magazine will officially be hosting the next Indie artist showcase at Level and Farley is very excited about this particular event, being an artist himself, he said that the Indie showcase will be a great event for the Artists here in the city. This will be a great opportunity for the artists since they will be vying to win their spot to open up for one of the acts coming to Level this semester; Iceberg, Yung Scooter, Santa Maria, and Ty Dollar Sign (who will be performing Oct 10th), just to name a few.

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Farley placed an emphasis on business and community collaboration. He supports outreach programs such as The Flossie B Walker Foundation and The Circle that, hosts a canned good drive every Sunday with donations/contributions being given back to the community. In order to establish more business collaborations in the city, Farley looks to the opening of Venue (located directly across the street from Level) he has a high amount of respect for “Jay Littles”, and his team and would jump at the chance to do business with them.

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One God, one goal, one destiny, is the mantra that guides his goals for Level Nite Club, and he doesn’t want Level to be just another club, he wants to broaden the horizons and make Level an all encompassing venue for the city of Gainesville. That’s evident by the acts he has lined up for the One Year Anniversary celebration on Aug 30th 2014. The entire club will be open with live performances and of course game-day festivities. This event will be one for the city and Loudd Magazine will be present making sure we get a glimpse of the Indie-Artists performing that night.

There will be a lot of business for Level coming in this next year and Farley has high hopes to expand the Level demographic, with plans for a Foam Party partnering up w/ Santa Fe and UF, Techno w/ Dada Life, and a Glow Party. He has plans to make Level Nite Club the hottest spot in the Gator City.

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If you are interested in planning an event at Level, they can be contacted at 352-363-6869 or you can check out their FaceBook Page click the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/LEVELNIGHTCLUBGAINESVILLE

LouddPSA: Team Up with Timbaland!!

LOUDDPSA!!! LOUDDPSA!!!

Do you have an original track that you want to share with the world?

Do you think you have what it takes to spend a day in the studio Grammy Award Winning Producer Timbaland??

Put your skills to the test in the ‘Team Up With Timbaland’ Song Contest Presented by Lenovo and Microsoft

Here’s how it will work, The contest, which started Aug 27th, is open to individual, aspiring music artists who are 18 years and over and legal U.S. residents. Your submission must be of an ORIGINAL SONG. To submit, simply provide either a SoundCloud audio link or YouTube video link to your song. Your original song can be with or without lyrics and across any music genre.

There will be Two Rounds of Judging. Round One will be based on a combination of votes from the general public and judging by Timbaland. Up to five finalists will be selected. In Round Two those finalists will be given a music challenge by Timbaland to determine the Grand Prize winner.

Grand Prize includes a Two-night stay in Miami, a 6 hour recording session with Timbaland, VIP Tickets to Coachella 2015 and a $500 American Express Gift Card!

Submission Deadline is Sunday September 28th @11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.

For complete entry details and contest rules go to the contest website:

 http://teamup.lenovo.com/

Post your entry in the LouddMagazine Facebook page so we can vote for your track!

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LOUDDScenes: Indie-Minded: The Indie-Artist Showcase

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This Saturday August 16, Loudd Magazine will host its First Annual Independent Artist Showcase, aptly titled:

 Indie-Minded: The Indie-Artist Showcase

This show will be held at TheJAM:Gainesville and will start at 12 noon ending at 7pm.

It will showcase 25 independent artists from in and around the Gainesville area, and will be hosted by Founder/CEO of Loudd Magazine Tyra Edwards, and Artist/CEO of M.O.S. Records w/ The 25/8 Street Team ZapMan!!!

Some of the Artists being Featured this weekend will be: K-Roc, Fleetwood Boss, Jus Marx, Dyme Pyece Da Print, Zinae Brown aka Jan B, The Loudd Pak, Keoina Shantel, Blazell, Maserati and Fie Scoobie, just to name a few.

DJ Tronixx of Levels Nite Club will be showcasing the local talent in the main room, and DJ LX of GrowRadio.org will be spinning his tracks on the outside stage, for your listening pleasure!

$7 covers your entry into the show, and $10 covers your entry and food from the BBQ!

There will be an Open Bar all night, so please remember to drink responsibly!


Being that this is our first showcase, we here at Loudd want to let you know what it means to be part of this Indie Movement.

We want to give our local Artists the opportunity to give their fans a taste of the music they are making. So every few months Loudd Magazine will present ‘Indie-Minded: The Indie-Artist Showcase’. We will bring you to the show, record your performance, and give you your promotional material (for a small $10 registration), the only thing we ask is that you bring your fans!

Show them your passion, your talent, and why you love the art you make!

Let’s give them a show to remember Gainesville!!

Come on out to TheJam:Gainesville, this Saturday August 16, at 12 noon and Support your favorite Indie Artist, or maybe find a new one but as always…Let’s Get LOUDD!!!

Slots are still available!! If you are interested in performing in the showcase contact Loudd Magazine at louddmagazine@gmail.com

GO HARD HIP HOP AWARDS 2014 WINNERS!!!!!

THE GO HARD 352 HIP HOP AWARDS 2014 WINNERS!!!!!

 

1. BEST MALE R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR – T- HALE 

2.BEST R&B FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MISS CARLA” 

3.BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR- “CAMP DAVID”

4. BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR- “MISS CARLA” FT. “OGEEZY”

5.BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST- “K-NINE” 

6.BEST GOSPEL/HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “T. BAILEY”

7.BEST GRAPHIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “FOREVER GRAPHICS” 

8.PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- “JASON BLUNT BLACK PARADISE”

9.BEST MANAGER OF THE YEAR- “MUNCH BLACK GALAXY” 

10.BEST BEAT MASTER OF THE YEAR-“JP STACKS” 

11. BEST HIT SINGLE OF THE YEAR- “SAC DOLLAZ” (“MOLLY”) 

12. BEST MIX TAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “D KING” (STILL CERTIFIED)

13.BEST PROMOTER/PROMOTION COMPANY-“GOOD FELLAZ”

14.ROOKIE OF THE YEAR- “DEKOVEN CASTRO”

15.DJ OF THE YEAR-“HEAVY SMOOTH”

16.MALE HUSTLER OF THE YEAR- “TORREY FARLEY”

17.MIX TAPE DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ BELLY”

18.BEST CLUB SCENE- “FREE STYLE FRIDAY’S”LEVELS NIGHT CLUB with BEHIND DA 8 BALL

19.CLUB OF THE YEAR- “LEVELS NIGHT CLUB” (GAINESVILLE,FL) 

20.BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR- “STICKY” FT. MATT D. “TATTED LIKE A WHITE BOY”

21.BEST PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR- “SKY JOHNSON”

22.BEST INTERNET PROMOTER OF THE YEAR –“DOONEY GIRL PROMOTIONS” 

23.HOST OF THE YEAR- “THA MR LEE”

24.BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR- “CRAB FESTIVAL” (WILLISTON,FL)

25.SLEPT ON DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ TRONIXX”

26.SLEPT ON ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “TREY JIZZLE”

27.BEST BARBER OF THE YEAR- “CUTZ AND STYLE”-“IRON MIKE”

28.BEST SALON OF THE YEAR- “ESCALADE SALON”

29.DETAIL SHOP OF THE YEAR- “GATOR CUSTOM PAINT & DETAILING”

30.URBAN CLOTHING STORE OF THE YEAR –“ATLANTA FASHIONS II”(OCALA,FL)

31.BEST NEW YOUNG RAPPER OF THE YEAR- “TAE BOOGIE”

32.BEST BARBER OF THE YEAR- “KO KOE”

33.BEST BEAUTICIAN OF THE YEAR- “RONNIKA ROBINSON”

34.VIDEO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR- “DUICEY DOO FILMS”

35.CLUB SECURITY OFF THE YEAR- “ANTWAN HAMM SECURITY”

36.BEST NATURAL HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR- “YODI”

37. 352’s MALE HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MAINTAIN” 

38. 352’s FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR- “MS CHI” AKA “BETTY CROCKA”

39. 352’s ROOKIE OF THE YEAR- “GENESIS”

40.ROOKIE FEMALE OF THE YEAR- “DYME PYECE”

41.FACEBOOK MOST POPULAR- “BABY DIBIASE” AKA “BABY DEE”

42. MR HEAD TO TOE FRESH- “OJ JUICE” 

43.MRS HEAD TO TOE FRESH- KAYLIN “TWEET” RANDON

44.BEST SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT – “MRS G’S SOUL FOOD KITCHEN”

45.FEMALE HUSTLER OF THE YEAR-“DEYANNCE MAVIN”

46.BEST NAKED HUSLER OF THE YEAR – “TE’ANDRA PRESLEY” “STYNGZ & THYNGZ”

47.BEST AUTHOR OF THE YEAR- “PRECIOUS SWAIN” “PLEASURE PEARL”

48.BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR- “B&J SEAFOOD”

49. BEST FACEBOOK GROUP OF THE YEAR- “BLACK GALAXY ENTERTAIMENT”

50.BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ NFX” 

51 352’s DJ OF THE YEAR- “DJ ISLAND BOI”

52 WHO’S THE NEXT BLOW- “MISS CHI” AKA “BETTY CROCKA”

53.BEST CRAB SPOT OF THE YEAR- “B&J SEAFOOD”

SPECIAL BLAST!!!!! 
STM SEAFOOD IT WAS MY MISTAKE THAT YOU WERE LEFT OF THE BALLOT. I KNOW YOU ARE ALSO A HUSTLER OF THE YEAR CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW SEAFOOD BUSINESS.
I DO SAULTE YA FOR FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS. 

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT!!!!!!
YOUNG KODAK YOUR ARE ALSO THE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR. I’VE SEEN YOU UP EARLY IN THE MORNING WETTING THE CITY UP FOR THE CLUB EVENT POSTERS AND PASSING OUT FLIERS. I SAULTE YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, DEDICATION, AND GENOROUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CLUBS, AND OTHER PROMOTERS IN THE CITY. I “SALUTE YA” FOR YOUR GRIND.

TO ALL OF THE INDIE ARTISTS ….”PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR GRIND AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS,” I SAULTE YOU, MY INDIE ARTISTS. ❤

TARA J.
CEO GO HARD ENTERTAINMENT.