Music has been part of Opada Opada’s life since he was a little boy growing up in Gambella, Ethiopia, singing in his local church. Now the independent hip-hop artist is on his second album titled Orphan’s Pain about the effects of war on African communities, especially children. Opada is looking to spread a positive message and motivate others through his music; something he feels has been lacking in a lot of today’s popular hip-hop.
Daved Kiiing’s new single New World Order (Visionz) is a conscious type of political foreshadowing of our world and what things may be soon to come. The song is crafted to sound like a conversation. Kiiing did this as a way of sparking the audience’s thought process; a way to get people to think, and visualize the word play and lyrics in the song.
FHTMG (Forest Hills Tenleytown Music Group) is an independent record label based in Washington D.C. that features both local and international artists who have traveled globally throughout Europe, the
Caribbean Islands, and the Middle East. They are socially-orientated and aim to give back to their communities and the humanities.
BREAKAWAY DAILY: What is the inspiration behind FHTMG?
American Monster Guild (AMG) is a music management company founded in 2010 by Devon
Brabham. It grew out of a basic need for a management company created for artist
development, bookings, and a talent agency for upcoming artists and premier musical
expression. Since its origination, AMG has expanded to such midwestern
locations as Chicago, Texas, Detroit, Mississippi and the newest expansion is
in South Africa.
Money Mark Bo, born in Kansas and currently residing in Florida has been rapping for fourteen years, having started in high school at fifteen as a hobby. Upon entering high school he met and teamed up with T1, who also rapped and wrote poetry. He is currently a solo artist on his own independent label with Jabo and feature artist Jarvis Gloss.
It does not take much research to discover that today’s special guest feature Moe Rock is certainty a versatile man. From producing hit pop records to consulting on Hollywood feature films, Moe Rock has been there and done that. Today his main focus is helping aspiring artists threw NowHipHop.com a website that has subsequently expanded into the print medium with a monthly published magazine.
While music continues to break barriers in today’s society, the older generation of hip-hop/soul lovers tend to diverge from modern day music because of the inability to express lyrics that obtain substance, moral standards and positive world outlooks. For 25 year old lyricist Tey Yaniis bringing his old soul personality blending genres such as hip-hop, neo-soul, chill out and poetry Tey Yaniis wants to bring an exhilarated experience to today’s new and old generation of music lovers.
What inspired the song?
You know when you just get out of a relationship with someone that you’ve been with for a long time, and it just ends, and you have to move on. You’re heart is exhausted after that. You may want to date different people, but your heart hasn’t fully recovered from that relationship, so you’re not trying to get into anything serious.
Juggling University and a budding rap career is just a normal day in the life of KJ Da Youngstar.
You are currently attending Sam Houston State University, where your EP single “House Party” is a big hit. What are you taking in University?
I’m currently majoring in Industrial technology with a minor in electronics.