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1 of the dopest chicks out in the game right now: Sharaya signed to Missy Elliott’s label The Goldmind Inc.
A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey; Sharaya J has always been an artist at heart. Music has always been prevalent in her life; exposed early by her father who was a member of 90’s Hip Hop group Double XX Posse, she’s always been a natural performer. Check her out at www.sharayaj.com
Boss Don Diva is a Up and coming Hip Hop artist. Boss Don Diva was born and raised in BRONX N.Y.. My love begin with the sounds of Robert Palmer addicted 2 love,it was something about the sounds that just drawn me to the world of music.I became to be obsessed with diff Artist of diff genres of music.
I eventually developed the abilities to write at the age of 8 years old. i was always known for my poetry from young all though school up until about 14 years old I discovered my format of rap and just been addicted to it ever since , I build a name for myself eventually by branding with great companies such as Elegant Hoodness, Cypher City TV Young fly flashy, Wavy entertainment stock and bonds BX or nothing and Great Mindz just to name a few. You can find my music on soundcloud and reverbnation and soon come my anticipated mix tape Bronx Tales hosted by a very well known DJ that spins on 105.1 New York.
Christopher Barr aka “BIGFOOT” was born and raised in the Boogie Down Bronx. This rap artist has a lot to put on and bring to the table. He first stepped on the scene in the summer of 97′ on the independent label, ZESTLAND RECORDS songs such as “CANNOT ESCAPE” and “MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS”, which received major underground play nation wide on stations such as: WPBX,WIUS,WBCR,WQHT(Hot 97),88 HIP-HOP(internet radio),WXCI,WRAS, ill Brew Radio and also charted CMJ. What really put him on the map, was his conceptual style of rap and unforgettable lyric lese imagery, with help forge and create the legend of” BIGFOOT”. While touring to cities like Philadelphia with “CELLAR DWELLERS,RAMPAGE (the Last Boy scout). He caught the attention of some major rap artist across the country and became the opening for such artist as: SADAT-X, BOOTCAMP CLICK, and X-ZIBIT. Out in Oakland, SONZ OF MAN,(Wu Tang) GENIUS,GZA, in spring valley open up for LITTLE KIM & JUNIOR MAFIA and the infamous BIGGIE SMALLS at the how can i be down out in Miami, Florida. During the years in the underground he has since created a name and following. Still striving for a throne of his own. He started his own label “SWAMPCITY MUSIC”. Certainly , all you undergrounds heads have collected MILITARY KOMBAT feat. SHABAAM SAHDEEQ, BRING IT, INVASION,MID-EVIL, LEGACY OF RAGE,FOOTS WORLD,BX-CONFIDENTIAL and ALTERED STATE just to name a few!!.
They all have street promotion and independent distributors such as: BUDS, LANDSPEED, FAT BEATS (L.A&AMSTERDAM),DANCE FLOOR RECORDS, thanks to them they made sure that everybody from D.J’S to all the mom’s & pop’s store have a BIGFOOT records. With all these accomplishments it has landed him a major record deal with TOMMY BOY records in 1998, with the release of “HEAVY METAL ARTIST” b/w “THREE MINUTES TO DETONATE”. That him performing at the local and under ground clubs from NYC to LOS ANGELES and appearing on the BLAZE BATTLE TOUR. That charted heavy rotation at all the underground college radio stations also featured on the” BLACK MASK ” sound track starring “JET-LI” hie first U.S> appearance with MEL GIBSON and DANNY GLOVER in LETHAL WEAPON .
Derek Scantlebury aka DJ Kwest is known in the industry since 2001 rocking the ill Brew Radio Show. Spinning since 1980, he got his first got his passion when his uncle gave him a pair SLBD1s and a GLI PMX 9000 at the age of 11. He received his first pair of 12s as a graduation gift from Junior High at the age of 14. He was first known as DJ Crackhead because he’s always on a mission for new records and the next music fix, thus changing his name to DJ Kwest. Majoring in Sociology at BMCC to become a better DJ, his knowledge and education has got him to spin at major clubs such as Tiki Room, Russell Simmons’ Phat Farm Monday Nights@Lotus, Society 5, Mission, Mad 28, Light NYC and Vegas as well as The West Hamptons.
He has played with the likes of DJ Dummy, Roc Raida, DJ S&S, King Uprock, Evil Dee, DJ Ace&Much Finesse, DJ E-Grand and DJ AV and worked with some of hip-hop’s legends such as Cosmo D, King Uprock, Jazzy Jace, Magneto and Mix Master Shake.
His inspirations are Timmy Regisford, Louie Vega, Cassio Ware, Cajmere, The Latin Rascals and the great Scott Blackwell.
From rock to hip hop to house, DJ Kwest has been known to play almost anything and everything, giving to name his company, Phat Blends, Inc.
He was also one of the first original instructors at Scratch DJ Academy in New York.