Word Life Production News-November 2011

We’re back once again with some of the hottest urban artists that are doing great things underground. Please support their work by checking out their websites, liking them on facebook, and following them on twitter.
Nov. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Ok, something really disturbing happened to me a couple of years back. A radio host refused to call me the name I choose for myself, “Spoken Word.” I was very kind when dealing with the situation, but I can’t say that it did not bother me. Fortunately, I continue to use the same name. But I said that to say this, don’t let anyone tell you who you are. If I would have allowed this person to change my name, next my ambitions, creativity, style, image, and voice would all been under subjection by the average Jo. Focus on hearing God’s voice! Don’t allow people to possess that type of power over you. Remember "Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21) Don’t let the world kill you spiritually with their mouths. Do not be afraid to be you. Follow your own heart, and then you will hear the voice of God!

In this month’s Legendary Corner we are celebrating the prime minister of mixtapes, DJ Kid Capri.  Born David Anthony Love in Bronx, New York, Kid Capri was born creatively ambitious, scaling his family's old Zenith stereo system as an attempt to scratch records before he was even ten years old.

We are loving this month’s Celebrity Pick, hip hop artist, “MF Doom.” The MC known as MF Doom was born Daniel Dumile in London in 1971, according to StarPulse.com. His family moved to Long Island, New York, when he was a child. His hip hop debut came with the group KMD, which released the album Mr. Hood on Elektra Records in 1991.

Peep out some of the underground’s most soulful urban underground hip hop artist, “Little Brother.” Part of the new-millennium resurgence of alternative rap, Little Brother's inspirations were atypical for Southern hip-hop: classic Native Tongues outfits like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as more recent torch-bearers like the Roots and Black Star. MCs Phonte (born Phonte Coleman) and Big Pooh (born Thomas Jones) swapped rhymes with an easy chemistry, but the group's real focal point was DJ/producer 9th Wonder (born Pat Douthit), an old-school sampling technician who quickly established himself as a worthy heir to production wizards like DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

This month we would like to honor spoken word artist, “Georgia Me.” You know its Tamika Harper by the sound of her shoes. Coming down the stairs of her mother’s home on Westmoor Drive on Atlanta’s west side, they make a big noise. Compared with the black leather Roman sandal-stilettos that laced halfway up her legs when she made her Broadway debut last year, these tan strap pumps are elfin. But they’ve still got drama. So when Harper, who uses the stage name Georgia Me, finally appears in the room, she fills it as certainly as the overstuffed floral chairs and the bookcase of family...

Check out hip hop artist Jah I Witness who brings nothing but hot positive flavor to the table. The genesis began in November of 1978 in the small town of Petersburg, VA. This was the time Jah-I-Witness Emcee, born Genesis Osagboro Ridley, entered this world. Born the son of, musician/activist, Olamina of Awareness Art Ensemble (A.A.E.), a very influential force in introducing African culture and reggae music to the mid-atlantic region, Jah-I’s musical roots run long and deep.

Hip hop artist Sunny Tuff is doing big things!! As a young aspiring artist, Sunny Tuff seemed to disappear while digging in his aunt's giant record collection, lost in his own imagination. His passion and creativity eventually led him to the turntables. Far from the days of spinning at house parties, making his own mixtapes and playing thirteen hours at his aunts wedding. From dancing, to beatboxin’, to rockin’ mics. His dedication has made Sunny indestructible. Appearing on 3 DJ Green Lantern mixtapes; a DJ/producer from the Bronx who has worked with Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem.

Please, please check out beautiful jazz vocalist, Nicci Canada. Through various genres – soul, jazz and gospel, Nicci communicates with listeners in a way that can only be described as magical. With a vintage flare that takes you back to the likes of Billie Holiday and carries you into the next wave of music. Singer and songwriter Nicci Canada presents her debut album "Twenty Twelve", available now on all digital media. Her newest smash hit, entitled “Attraction”, which showcases her sultrier and sensual side; is a follow up to her first single “Love” and you literally cannot get enough!

Last, but not least, our feature artist of the month is JKell. JKell is a soulful R&B singer whose music has a slight taste of Hip-hop to keep you moving your feet while his lyrics find their way to your heart. He has a very unique voice that will have you wanting more of his satisfying flavor of R&B music.  When you think of Mississippi and its Star Studded Music Artists names like David Banner, Faith Hill and the Legendary B.B. King immediately come to mind.

Additional Features

This month on Black Comedy Central, we are remembering one of the funniest comedians that’s ever did it. Robin Harris-Harris is probably best remembered as "Sweet Dick Willie" in Do the Right Thing, "Pops" in House Party, and the brains behind the rowdy animated film Bebe's Kids, which was produced after his death. Those who saw him in comedy clubs will recall the beefy, robust Harris as a master of the put-down and as a man who epitomized middle-class black America. "Robin Harris was the best," comedian Chris Rock, a former regular on late- night television's Saturday Night Live, told the Village Voice. "[He] made saying 'F--- you' an art form."

Our gospel artist for the month is none other than Shekinah Glory Ministry. If you desire to connect with God on another level, this group has been blessed with the gift to lead you there. I am honored to introduce them to you.  Shekinah Glory Ministry's ultimate purpose is reflected in the meaning of its name -- to usher listeners into the "very manifest presence of God." Shekinah Glory Ministry (SGM) is not comprised of "recording artists," but servants that worship every Sunday as the praise and worship aggregate of Valley Kingdom Ministries International, a non-denominational church in the Chicago land area where Apostle H. Daniel Wilson serves as Senior Pastor.

On our black television network corner, we are honoring our all of the Jefferson staff for giving us a family show that we surely will remember forever. The Jeffersons, which appeared on CBS television from 1975 to 1985, focused on the lives of a nouveau riche African-American couple, George and Louise Jefferson. George Jefferson was a successful businessman, millionaire and owner of seven dry cleaning stores. He lived with his wife in a ritzy penthouse apartment on Manhattan's fashionable and moneyed East Side. "We're movin' on up!" intoned the musical theme of the show opener that featured George, Louise and a moving van in front of "their de-luxe apartment in the sky."

Our hot new artist of the month is hip hop southern rapper, “Huli Shallone.”  He is  a  hip hop/rap artist that has a diverse style that will someday sell millions. Although his true passion is rap, his main goal is to touch the heart and soul of his many supporters. He performs all types of music for all types of people with hopes to reach people throughout the world.

We hope that you enjoy all of this month’s features. They are all artist that work very hard at their craft. If you’d like to hear more about these artists please visits our network at: www.wordlifeproduction.spruz.com or if you would like to see them please watch our underground video channel at: www.livestream.com/wordlifeproductionundergroundmusic. If you would like to make a donation, please visit www.wordlifeproduction.com. Also, if you are an underground artist that produces soulful music, please submit your press kit to Simone Walker at: wlp@wordlifeproduction.com

Until next time, as Don Corneluis would say, love, peace, and soul.

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Word Life Production is an organization that promotes mental growth to urban communities.
We promote social change, social political justice, community empowerment, economic development, and diversity. Our mission is to teach members through our network how to establish themselves as an artist by providing them with resources, education, and encouragement with hopes that they will continue to work towards their goals. We also feature a host of unsigned talent that has already established themselves as Independent artists. We educate in areas such as small business management, communication, college success, and cultural awareness. For more information please email Simone Walker at wlp@wordlifeproduction.com
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